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We are delighted that you are going to be a part of MyNDTALK with Dr. Pamela Brewer.
PLEASE REVIEW THIS INFORMATION IN ITS ENTIRETY.
MyNDTALK enjoys a broad age range (18 – 65+) diverse racial/cultural/gendered audience. Listeners tend to have at least an undergraduate degree with graduate degreed clinicians and other professionals tuning in on a regular basis.
This is a very self-help/psychology savvy, internally motivated audience. The MyNDTALK audiences are readers (hard copy books and/or electronic media), educators, clinicians, community activists, and more.
If you are providing background material for use during your interview – please plan to email the information no later than 1 week (7 days) prior to your interview.
While Dr. Brewer does not to talk with guests prior to an interview – the provision of background material is essential for preparation. MyNDTALK reserves the right to postpone/reschedule/cancel interviews when the background material is not provided in a timely manner.
On the day of the interview, 5 minutes prior to the scheduled interview time. You will be connected to the host, Pamela Brewer, who will be able to answer any last-minute questions you may have while the engineer verifies connections, sound, etc. There are 3 segments in the 30 – minute interview. 1st segment = 10 minutes, 2nd= 13, 3rd/final segment (includes closing credits) = 5.If you have not already shared your website/other contact info – this is the segment in which to provide this info. Interviews via landline are always preferred. If you are outside of the United States, we would anticipate that you call in via Skype.
Questions are not provided ahead of time – but know that they will be focused on your book/article/document/life. Remember that this programming is for educational purposes – so if/when we are talking about something that you have written/are doing, etc. – be careful not to turn the interview into a commercial for your product. You will have the opportunity to provide listeners with contact information (including email address and website) – but not pricing information/where to purchase/etc. Some guests choose to provide a telephone number. While this is your choice – you are advised to consider this option carefully before you choose to do so.
For those of you who are “old hands” at radio – consider this a reminder of what you already know. For those who are “new hands” at radio…here are a few tips…
- The mike is quite sensitive and will even pick up rustling papers, whispers, etc.- so if you need to have something in front of you – just make sure the pages are laid out for quick, easy, silent access 🙂
- Be sure to speak directly into the phone – this way your voice will be clearly heard.
- If you are asked anything that you are uncomfortable with answering -just say so –
- FYI: Because the mike is so sensitive – I always take off watch, rings, bracelets, etc. before a recording.
When you respond to this email with your contact phone number for the day of the interview – please acknowledge that you are aware of the prohibition against “the seven dirty words”.
“See” you soon!
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/HOST: Pamela Brewer
MANAGING PRODUCER: Jim Brown
Jim began his media career in New York City at Henry Straus Productions, Inc. located in New York, New York. While in New York, Jim produced many short films and taught at the groundbreaking WNET-TV Film Training School. In 1969 Jim accepted the position of Director of the Hartford Community Film Workshop Council in Hartford, Connecticut. Jim also created, produced and hosted “Black Exposure,” a weekly public affairs program that aired in Connecticut from 1970 – 1972.
In 1972, Jim joined the faculty of Howard University in Washington, DC. In 1980 he developed and managed the Howard University Television station’s Student Training Program. Jim held many positions at Howard University including serving twice as Station Manager of the Howard University Television station, WHUT – TV. While at Howard, Jim also served on the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences – Washington, DC Board of Governors from 1984 – 1988 and again from 1994 – 1998. From 1998 – 2000 Jim served as Second Vice President.
Jim retired from his position as Multimedia Manager at the Howard University School of Communications. His responsibilities there included producing programs that aired on WHUT-TV, Howard University’s public television station and participating in the design of a new state-of- the-art, five story School of Communications building. Jim was also involved in the design of the School of Communications website – frequently providing video content.
Jim Brown has produced the national weekly live-call-radio program, MyNDTALK with Dr. Pamela Brewer on Pacifica Network for 25 years.
Board of Directors
(Professional Designations are for Identification Purposes Only and Do Not Imply Professional Endorsement/Affiliation)
Dr. Rosalind Griffin
Private Psychotherapy Practice
(Former Asst Director of Field Instruction, University of MD, SSW)
News Director, WBLS-WLIB FM Radio
National News Director: Steve Harvey Show
New York, NY
Mr. Richard Goldberg
Private Psychotherapy Practice
Founding Board Member 2014 –
Dr. Loretta Hobbs
Organizational Development Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton
Founding Board Member 2014 – 2017
Advisor 2018 –
Senior Manager Multi-Platform Sales, Spectrum
Advisor 2018 –
(Former Master Planner/Architect & Foreign Service Diplomat – Department of State)