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Joy Drive for Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley

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The Boys and Girls Clubs play a vital role in shaping the lives of children and youth by providing support and opportunities for them.

Join us for the Joy Drive supporting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley!

Gift JOY this season!
December 7, 2023
4 – 6 p.m.

Three locations:
Levin Club
4955 Edenview Dr.
San Jose, CA 95111

Alviso Club
5040 N. First St.
San Jose, CA 95002

Morgan Hill Club
17666 Crest Ave
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

In this episode, we hear inspiring stories of the enormous impacts made by the Boys and Girls Clubs. You’ll hear from Adam Hernandez, Isaac Romero, Helen Sustarich, and Franco Finn.

The Boys and Girls Clubs offer our youth so much:

Safe Haven: Under the guidance of caring adults, these clubs offer a safe and supportive environment where kids can learn, play, and grow, serving as a sanctuary away from potential risks or negative influences in their neighborhoods.

Educational Support: Boys and Girls Clubs offer educational programs that supplement what kids learn in school. They provide homework help, tutoring, and diverse learning experiences contributing to academic success.

Mentorship: Through positive role models and mentors, these clubs foster personal development, self-esteem, and confidence. Mentors provide guidance and inspire children to reach their full potential.

Health and Wellness: They promote healthy lifestyles through fitness activities, nutrition education, and access to sports programs. These clubs instill the importance of physical and mental well-being.

Community Engagement: Boys and Girls Clubs offer opportunities for volunteerism, community service, and leadership development. They teach the value of giving back and actively creating positive change.

Opportunity Equalizer: These clubs can act as an equalizer, offering opportunities and resources that may not be easily accessible to all children. Irrespective of their background or economic status, kids have access to resources that help bridge gaps and level the playing field.

Life Skills Development: Children are taught crucial life skills, such as communication, teamwork, problem-solving, and decision-making, to prepare them for success in their future endeavors.

Boys and Girls Clubs are critical in shaping well-rounded, resilient individuals with the tools and support to navigate life’s challenges and pursue their dreams.

Visit their site to see how else you can spread joy this season:
https://bit.ly/BGCSiliconValley

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Fortune Feimster

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This week on the Here’s What We Know Podcast, our host Gary Scott Thomas had a fascinating conversation with Hollywood’s comedy sensation, Fortune Feimster. For over two decades, Fortune has been crafting an innovative, inclusive, and unparalleled career. Whether she’s on stage, in the radio studio, or on screen, her contagious and joyous comedy continues to touch lives and bring people together every day. Fortune shared her career journey, starting from humble beginnings in a small town to achieving success in Hollywood through sheer determination, hard work, humor, and a dash of luck. Her continued humility despite her growth is truly inspiring!

Join us in this exciting episode and hear more of Fortune’s story about her comedic techniques and future aspirations. With opportunities rolling in as quickly as punchlines, it’s evident that this determined and unflinching comedian is just beginning her remarkable journey. Indeed, Fortune Feimster is making waves everywhere.

Be sure to check her tour schedule to see if she’s performing in a city near you and experience her extraordinary talent in person!

This episode is sponsored by:

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In This Episode:

  • Fotune’s Humble Beginnings
  • Career Progression
  • Upcoming Events
  • Netflix Special Projects
  • Acting Techniques
  • Future Goals
  • The Power of Podcasting

Quotations:

“I was like a kid in a candy store.” ~ Fortune Feimster

“I just couldn’t believe that they were like taking that kind of time with even someone like me who was such a small part of that.” ~ Fortune Feimster

“At this point, I’ll take anything to make whatever part of my body I could use to make people laugh, I’ll use it.” ~ Fortune Feimster

“I think stand-up will always be part of my career just because it’s the one medium that you have complete control over. It’s a way to connect to your audience without any middleman, and I really love that part of my business. And I think it’s the thing that has made people get to know me the most and, uh, understand who I am as a person.” ~ Fortune Feimster

Guest’s Bio:

Fortune Feimster, a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor known for her affable and charismatic presence, wields her unique brand of confessional comedy to unite people from all walks of life. You can catch Fortune across various media platforms, whether through radio broadcasts, appearances on both the big and small screens or during her nationwide stand-up comedy tours. Her first one-hour special, Sweet & Salty, is currently available for streaming on Netflix and earned a well-deserved nomination for Best Comedy Special at the Critics’ Choice Awards. Prior to this, Netflix showcased her talents in a half-hour special as part of The Standups in 2018, which garnered enthusiastic reviews. Fortune has graced late-night television with memorable sets on Conan and Late Night with Seth Meyers. She also boasts another acclaimed half-hour special on Comedy Central. Starting her career in Los Angeles as a member of the esteemed Groundlings Sunday Company, Fortune first gained national recognition as a writer and panelist on E’s popular show Chelsea Lately. This was followed by series regular roles on Hulu’s The Mindy Project and NBC’s Champions. Her versatile talent has led to numerous guest appearances and recurring roles on a variety of TV shows, including Ru Paul’s Drag Race, Dear White People, Drunk History, Claws, 2 Broke Girls, Workaholics, Glee, Idiotsitter, Tales of the City, The L Word: Generation Q, Life in Pieces, and @Midnight.

On the silver screen, Fortune has made her mark in films like Office Christmas Party, Social Animals, Father of the Year, and Yes Day. Her distinctive voice can be recognized in various animated roles, such as Evelyn on The Simpsons, Brenda on Fox’s Bless the Harts, and Ava on Cartoon Network’s Summer Camp. Fortune can be heard alongside Tom Papa on Sirius XM’s channel 93 in their show, What a Joke with Papa and Fortune, every morning. She also co-hosts a weekly podcast with her partner, Jax, aptly named Sincerely Fortune.Her career has continued to flourish with recurring appearances on Lights Out with David Spade on Comedy Central. Currently, she stars alongside David Spade in the new Netflix series, The Netflix Afterparty. You can also catch her playing Pam on NBC’s Kenan or Pinky in the recently released Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar. Not limited to her on-screen endeavors, Fortune’s creative prowess extends to writing. She has co-written and sold two comedy pilots to ABC, with one of them produced by the esteemed Tina Fey. Additionally, she is set to co-write and star in two feature films, Bad Cop Bad Cop and Field Trip, both acquired by Spielberg’s Amblin Pictures.

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Laura Corn

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Are you ready for an open and honest conversation about relationships, communication, and the importance of taking initiative? Laura Corn, Sex Coach to the Stars, joins Gary to discuss how to spice up your sex life, navigate challenges, and have those difficult conversations with your partner. With plenty of humor and relatable anecdotes, this episode is a must-listen for anyone looking to improve their relationship and find happiness. So grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and join us for this candid and entertaining discussion.

This episode is sponsored by:

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In this episode:

  • Sometimes it’s hard for people to adjust, but being willing to listen and make changes can lead to amazing transformations.
  • People often prioritize being right over being happy. But once you let go of the need to be right and focus on truly listening to each other, it opens up a whole new level of understanding and connection.
  • Having difficult conversations is necessary for growth. It’s not always easy, but being honest and open about your needs and desires can lead to positive changes in your relationships.
  • The reality of relationships is often more subdued than what we see portrayed. Life gets in the way, and it’s important to acknowledge that. It’s okay if things aren’t picture-perfect all the time.
  • Learning and growth are ongoing processes.
  • Taking initiative can make a big difference in relationships. It’s not just about making dinner or planning dates but also about actively seeking ways to support and connect with your partner.
  • Overcoming past traumas and finding the courage to embrace love and intimacy is a journey.

Timeline of topics:

3:00 Wanting to have great sex.

8:00 Acting dumb on TV.

9:00 Creative brain and seduction.

13:00 Impersonations and Exaggerations.

18:00 The impact of pornography.

22:00 The surge in pornography consumption.

26:00 Scheduling sex as a chore.

32:00 Passion involves novelty.

37:00 Adjusting communication in relationships.

40:00 Female fantasies.

44:00 Assertiveness in sexual relationships.

50:00 Love-making preferences.

51:00 Pulled hamstring during sex.

55:00 Creative Valentine’s Day ideas.

Bio:

LAURA CORN IS THE AUTHOR OF NINE BEST-SELLING TITLES WITH OVER FOUR MILLION BOOKS AND PRODUCTS SOLD.

Her fans include Britney Spears, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Heather Locklear who raved about her on Late Night with David Letterman. The girls from The View have given her books as gifts to their celebrity guests!

She has spent more than twenty-five years researching the sexual practices and desires of American women and men. She brings to couples everywhere her inventive and arousing strategies for intimacy and hot sex.

Her unique approach to writing about sex has made Laura Corn a self-publishing phenomenon. After her award-winning book, 101 Nights of Great Sex topped the New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon.com bestseller lists all at once, it went on to be the number-one-selling sex book in America for over two years.

Why are so many people drawn to Laura Corn’s books? Her tone is warm, curious, and enthusiastic. Like her readers, she understands the challenge that comes with keeping sex lively.

Laura’s books are for couples to do, not read. Her followers are drawn to the unique Secret Sealed Envelopes for each person to rip out and put into action – an approach that promises fantasy, play, and adventure. It will be a night to remember. Or a day. Or a whole weekend!

When Laura is not writing her books or researching them in her “test bedroom,” she is publicizing her books and other products on national and local television, in print media – and relentlessly on radio as she has appeared on more than a thousand radio shows!

Laura is ready to spread the word about her seduction techniques that guarantee great sex every week. A frequently consulted expert on hot sex and renewed intimacy, Laura has been widely quoted in national magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Men’s Health, Playboy, and Redbook.

Laura’s book titles include:

“101 Nights of Great Sex”  

“Passport to Pleasure”  

“101 Grrreat Quickies”

“101 Nights of Grrreat Romance”  

“101 Sexy Dares”  

“52 Invitations to Grrreat Sex”

“You Still Give Me Butterflies – Feel Like You Are Falling In Love…Again”

“The Great American Sex Diet: Where The Only Thing You Nibble On…Is Your Partner“

“237 Intimate Questions Every Woman Should Ask a Man”

Laura is also the creator and producer of:

The best-selling video, “The Incredible G-Spot: The Ultimate Sexual Experience”  

AND  

“101 Nights of Grrreat Sex…the Game!”

Guest’s Contact Info:

https://101nights.com