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Rachel Simmons

On this episode of To a Certain Degree, artist and art professor Rachel Simmons joins Nick for a talk that ranges from Cyndi Lauper to the language of birdwatching to a studio in the LSU stadium. It’s like a coat of many colors, except a radio show. And the patches are topics. Actually, it’s not like that at all. Enjoy!

This episode was recorded on June 5, 2017, on WPRK FM.

Rahsaan Roland Kirk, A Tribute

Legends are tenuous at best. They begin, exist and sometimes thrive based on the number of people who believe them. More importantly, believe in them. It’s that belief that makes the underground music artist something more than he is – or what he should have been all along. Rahsaan Roland Kirk. #blackexcellence #rahsaanrolandkirk #radioafrique #tomorrownight…

Dandy Darkly

On this episode of To a Certain Degree, the Orlando Fringe is still running, and an out-of-town guest (two guests sort of) stops in to talk about his show. Dandy Darkly, along with his alter ego Neil Arthur James discuss the writing process, perform an excerpt, and are good for quite a few laughs to go with their insights.

Along with that, Dandy decides on which Bad Business Idea he wants to represent. Listen up!

This episode was recorded on May 22, 2017, on WPRK FM.

Ryan Rivas

On this episode of To a Certain Degree, Ryan Rivas of Burrow Press joins Nick to talk about Orlando’s growing literary scene and the community that has sprung up around central Florida in support of authors. Come for the words and stay for the sounds!

This episode was recorded on May 15, 2017, on WPRK FM.

Alien: A Sequel to a Prequel to a Remake

Every year the Orlando Fringe Festival comes and goes, and I think to myself, “You should write something this year.” After many years of not doing that, I’ve done that. Now I realize that I should have been writing this months ago because I can’t get it in for this year, but the important thing…

Victor Davila

On this episode of To a Certain Degree, Victor Davila stops in to talk about art, teaching, Orlando’s flag, and much more. He helps design some Bad Business Ideas, and we spend a lot of time talking about movie soundtracks as well. Listen up!

This episode was recorded on May 8, 2017, on WPRK FM.

The Fringe Festival

On this episode of To a Certain Degree, a number of guests are in the proverbial house to talk about the 26th annual Orlando Fringe Festival. There’s an interview with the festival’s producer, Michael Marinaccio. Leesa Castaneda talks about writing and performing her first one-woman show. And the husband and wife team of Ana and Sam Hammersley get all up in your puns.

“Tokyo Love Song” used with permission by the Arrogant Worms. TACD music by Erik Elmore.

This episode was recorded on May 1, 2017, on WPRK FM.

The Perfect Cover Letter

Dear Sir or Ma’am: I would like to apply for a job with your company. I’ve contacted your Human Resources Department and, unfortunately, the opportunity I’m looking for isn’t open right now.  I hope you’ll keep this letter and attached resume on file. If the position does open, I’m sure you’ll find me more than…

Art in Odd Places

Julian and Rachel discuss the Arts in Odd Places festival, how Orlando has evolved, and more!

John Hunter

On this episode of To a Certain Degree, John Hunter confesses to his candy obsession, throwing cow tongues at hockey games, and meeting Wayne Brady. He provides some scoop on SAK Comedy Lab, wades through several Bad Business Ideas, and much more!

This episode was recorded on April 24, 2017, on WPRK FM.

Bad Business Ideas: Malls

When faced with the option of spending an afternoon in a closed box, surrounded by stores that time has passed by, more consumers are moving online or to micro-retail to get their shopping fix. And this exodus is causing many central Florida malls to scramble to stay relevant. Sales, special promotions, and minor aesthetic updates…

Kristine Murtz

On this episode of To a Certain Degree, Kristine Murtz provides some great perspective on hospice services, end of life transitions, and the opportunities for volunteers there. She’s also been involved with pet rescue for some time, so she also runs the group’s Pet Peace of Mind program, keeping pets and their owners together for as long as possible.

This episode was recorded on April 17, 2017, on WPRK FM.