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If We Gave Out Oscars

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Original air date: Monday, February 23, 2015
Episode Description:

We’re all caught up in Oscar Fever! Of course, if WE were in charge, things might look a little different. Your Pop Conscious pals, Malayna and Stacy, will not only discuss their Oscar-related opinions, but will also create their own categories and criteria, and dole out virtual awards of their own imaginary design! Join in the fun and maybe you’ll even come out a winner.

Malayna’s Tweets and Notes from before the show: but LISTEN for Stacy’s great Pop Conscious Oscar Awards! 

  • “Stay weird, stay different, & when it’s your turn & you’re standing on this stage, please pass the same message …along” ‪#‎ItGetsBetter
    • Graham Moore, winner of best adapted screenplay oscar for The Imitation Game.
  • Gaga just won generations of fans! So touched when Julie Andrews came out and hugged her!
  • “Thank God that lives in us all!” -Common”This Bridge… Now is a symbol for change. The spirit of this bridge transcends race, gender, religion, sexual orientation & social status” “This bridge was built on hope, welded with compassion & elevated by love for all human beings.” – Common (Lonny Linn)
  • Viewed around the world, “We are bound together by our fascination and passion for cinema.” Yay! – president of the Academy, Cheryl Boone Isaacs
  • Patricia Arquette – Give Love.org – Community-led sanitation projects to improve public health & create jobs around recycling, Wage equality
  • #‎EverythingIsAwesome !!! I want a Lego Oscar! ‪#‎Oscars Andy Samberg’s been busy! (SNL 40)
  • “The most enduring mystery of the Universe is love.” – Shirley Maclaine
  • “In a darkened theater…differences seem to melt away. We laugh, or cry, as one…because movies…[are] about being human.” ‪#‎Oscars – Nicole Kidman with Chiwetel Ejiofor
  • “The stories that motivate us that remind us to be brave…chase impossible dreams, and to stand up for our rights” #NPH #Oscars
  • “Tonight is for the people who love these movies. Who bought a ticket, who took a ride, who got lost in the stories that inspire us…”
  • Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Oscars! Loved it! @whedonesque @ActuallyNPH
  • “Moving pictures: They may not be real life, but they’ll show you what life really means” #Oscars #NPH
  • “How they move you…and improv you” #oscars opening
  • Mental Floss @mental_floss
  • When Hattie McDaniel won the Oscar 75 years ago, she had to make her way to the stage from a segregated table at the back of the room.

“The Oscar goes to ….Malayna……”!!!  (Melena Canonero for Grand Budapest Hotel)

My friend Chyla sang with John Legend and Common! (http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/Chyla) “she grew up singing with remarkably talented artists such as Muse, Michael Jackson, P!nk and Alicia Keys.”

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Twelve Powers of Entertainment

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Original air date: Monday, July 28, 2014
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Oh the lights that shine!

We at Pop Conscious believe in the power of pop culture and the media to influence people positively, so we‘re going to find ways to illustrate the connection between entertainment and enlightenment using the Twelve Powers: Faith, Strength, Wisdom, Love, Power, Imagination, Understanding, Will, Order, Zeal, Elimination, and Life. Can we do it? Tune in and find out!

Pre-Show Notes:
Each one has a human positive, and a human negative, as well as a spiritual expression.Wizard of Oz – Faith, Wisdom/Understanding, Heart, Will & Strength & Power,As Hero’s Journey –

  • Faith –
    • Music: George Michael “Faith”
    • Movie: Steve Martin – Leap of Faith
      • Count of Monte Cristo – “God believes in you” , Strength, (Revenge)
      • “If you build it, they will come” Field of Dreams
  • Strength – Perseverance
    • Music: “Strong Strong man to ever let you go,” – Rick Astley
    • Movie: Hulk, Avengers, Superheroes, Mutants – within us, but unknown – superherodb.com
    • TV: Wrestling, Bionics, Mutants
  • Wisdom
    • Music: Schoolhouse rock, It’s in Every One of Us – David Pomeranz, Don’t Eat Yellow Snow – Pop Music Wisdom
    • Movie: harry Potter’s Dumbledore, Gandalf in the LOTR
    • TV: Oprah, Daily Show, Perception & Eli Stone – visions,
    • Mentors: Jiminy Cricket, Fairy Godmother, Merlin, Obi Wan
  • Love – Harmonizing Force
    • Music: Higher Love – Steve Winwood, Divine Love Chant – Unity North Choir,
    • Movie: Butcher’s Wife – “Love is the leap that won’t be denied.” Demi Moore, Jeff Daniels, (…& Malayna Dawn!)
    • Broadway: Wicked (For Good), Frozen
  • Power / Mastery of Self
    • Music: M-Pact, acapella
    • Movie: The Color Purple,
    • TV: Downton Abbey, Grey’s Anatomy, talent shows
  • Imagination
    • Music: With Imagination, I’ll Get There – Harry Connick Jr. (When Harry Met Sally – 25th Anniversary!) John Lennon – Imagine
    • Movie: Lego Movie, Life is Beautiful
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