The Cricket and Seagull Fireside Chat show

The Cricket and Seagull Fireside Chat

Summary: A faithful-but-informal voice bringing music and interviews of interest to Latter-day Saints (Mormons / Mormon / LDS) and their friends worldwide. Steven Kapp Perry brings you the unique voices of authors, artists, musicians, scholars, and fellow Saints. Pull up a chair and join us for The Cricket & Seagull Fireside Chat!

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 Meridian Publishing - with Scot Proctor | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:20

Imagine ordering books online that are then printed, bound, and then popped in the mail to you in the same time it would take from major online publishers -- in fact, you can do it today! Meridian publisher Scot Proctor unveils a 21st century publishing solution that knocks the socks off old-school warehouse publishers while providing a way to reach Latter-day Saints and other values-minded people world-wide (think "every nation, kindred, tongue, and people") on demand. Take a listen and catch the vision of Meridian Publishing. That's this week on The Cricket and Seagull...

 "Songs of Praise" with Paul Cardall | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:16

Best known for his contemporary instrumental work, pianist and composer Paul Cardall surprises his fans and unveils a new album full of, well, words. And not just any words -- "Songs of Praise" combines lyrics and the talents of Evangelical Christian rock singer Steele Croswhite to give voice to Paul's gratitute for life, for love and God's goodness in a way that bridges the gap between LDS and other Christians by celebrating the common ground. That's this week on The Cricket and Seagull...

 "And They Were Not Ashamed -- Strengthening Marriage Through Sexual Fulfillment" by Laura Brotherson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:15

President Spencer W. Kimball wrote that the marriage relationship could be "an exultant ecstasy," yet too often well-meaning couples who are working together in every other area of their relationship find themselves frustrated and at cross purposes in the area of sexual intimacy. The success of Laura Brotherson's ground-breaking book "And They Were Not Ashamed" shows the hunger LDS couples have for accurate, yet gospel-compatible information to help them connect joyfully in this important part of every marriage relationship. That's this week on The Cricket and Seagull...

 Ahmad Corbitt, Director of Public and International Affairs for the LDS church in New York City | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 16:25

For many people, New York City is The city -- the center of the world. But even those who most love the hustle and bustle also love Central Park, an unbelievably huge swath of nature and peace in the midst of the highest real estate value in the country. Similarly, since 2004 the Manhattan LDS Temple has provided a different kind of oasis for the 14 stakes in the temple district. From his office in the temple complex, Ahmad Corbitt, Director of International and Public Affairs for the LDS Church in New York discusses his conversion, common misconceptions he battles, the church in an urban setting, and much more. That's this week on The Cricket and Seagull...

 "If God Loves Me, Why This? Finding Peace in God's Plan for Us" with Kim A. Nelson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:03

If God loves me, why _________? Fill in the blank with your personal reason, says author and counsellor Kim Nelson in his new book, but the hard times all make more sense when we understand our basic relationship with God, his affection, and the nature of this mortal testing time. Finding peace, learning the parental perspective, and much, much more this week on The Cricket and Seagull...

 "I Am A Mother" with Jane Clayson Johnson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:46

In her new book, Jane Clayson Johnson, former co-host of The Early Show on CBS, pulls no punches with a stirring, entertaining, and thought-provoking call to arms in defense of the phrase "I Am a Mother." She speaks from experience telling what makes values and standards "portable," how her own mother's voice still guides her, and, in a final chapter, how sisters can support, rather than judge one another. You'll never say, "I'm just a mom," again. That's this week on The Cricket and Seagull...

 "Anytime, Anywhere" with Elder John H. Groberg | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:23

For Elder and Sister Groberg, "anytime, anywhere" meant moving their family over a period of thirty years to various locations across the globe from Hawaii to South America to Hong Kong. In every circumstance they experienced miracles large and small as they helped move the work of the Church forward. Anytime, Anywhere shares many of the touching and meaningful lessons they learned. Whether traveling the globe or serving right where you live, you'll enjoy Elder Groberg's insights on preparation, service, and finding your mission in life from his book, "Anytime, Anywhere." That's this week on The Cricket and Seagull...

 "Sisters of Light - Music for the Sisters of the Church" with Jenny Phillips | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:17

Daughter, wife, new mother (again), writer, singer; they all describe aspects of Jenny Phillips, but you can learn the most about her heart and soul from listening to her music. "Sisters of Light" is her new CD release with music for the sisters of the church; celebrating who they are, their mission, and their individual importance to Heavenly Father. That's this week on The Cricket and Seagull...

 "Hilary Weeks: The Collection" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:40

After charming and uplifting hundreds of thousands of listeners for the past 15 years, Hilary Weeks finally releases "Hilary Weeks: The Collection." This new CD includes 15 best-known songs from her 5 solo albums, but also features two new recordings unavailable anywhere. In this edition Hilary talks about life, 15 years of music making, finding strength to face fears and challenges, her first-ever concert premiere on April 6th in Salt Lake City, and much more.  That's this week on The Cricket and Seagull...

 "Songs From My Heart - the Stories Behind the Songs" with Janice Kapp Perry | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:13

From "As Sisters in Zion" to "I Walk By Faith" and "We'll Bring the World His Truth (Army of Helaman)," Janice Kapp Perry has written for every age group in the church. Now, in her book "Songs From My Heart," she shares the insights and stories behind 100 of her best-known and best-loved compositions. Listen as Janice shares her music and her thoughts about these stories, songs and tests, and those too-rare moments of "spiritual dictation" when the music just seems to flow. All this and much more this week on the Cricket and Seagull... (Plus get a 40% discount on the book through April 2007 at JaniceKappPerry.com)

 "Cruise Lady" LDS travel with Diane Lovell | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:34

It started with an Alaskan cruise she organized for LDS stake members in Washington State and has grown into its own building, staff, and happy clientele; she's Cruise Lady to everyone she knows and that will include you after you hear Diane Lovell's sponteneous enthusiasm for gathering the saints and sending them somewhere wonderful -- together! In this edition, we'll hear what's available for escorted LDS tours from US Church History to walking where the Savior and the apostles walked, along with tips for booking, spiritual aspects of traveling as an LDS group, and life-changing destinations. Check it out online at CruiseLady.com. All this and much more this week on the Cricket and Seagull...

 "Showtime!" Music of Broadway and Hollywood with The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and director Craig Jessop | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:40

You asked for it! The newest recording from the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square features the most-requested songs from stage and screen, based on a survey sent to thousands of Choir fans. Included are Broadway tunes such as "Bring Him Home," from Les Miserables, and "Neverland," from Peter Pan, along with Hollywood hits such as "The Circle of Life," from The Lion King, and "In Dreams," from Lord of the Rings.  In this edition, Tabernacle Choir director Craig Jessop talks about music both timeless and new, the pressure of broadcasting 52 weeks a year, adding the orchestra to the choir, and why he still gets chills directing "The Battle Hymn of the Republic."  Also, why he considers LDS President Gordon B. Hinckley the "patron saint" of the choir. All this and much more this week on the Cricket and Seagull...

 LDS.org -- The 2007 Redesign | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:12

The first version appeared online in 1994, followed by an update in 2000. Now LDS.org -- the official website of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- unveils an all-new design in 2007. In this edition we talked with Larry Richman, Director of Internet Coordination for the website. You'll learn what the most-used part of the site is, how to be informed of updates, why the redesign, and what's new at LDS.org. That's this week on the Cricket and Seagull...

 "I'll Follow Him in Faith," songs from the 2007 Primary program with Clive Romney | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:23

It's his 16th CD of Primary Childrens' songs, but multi-talented composer and arranger Clive Romney still looks forward to this yearly gig. Today we'll talk about creating a children's song on the atonement, the story behind "Love Is Spoken Here," a perennial childrens' favorite, and much more. That's this week on The Cricket and Seagull...

 "Tip-A-Day Guide for Healthy Living" with Melanie Douglass | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:54

New Year's resolutions aside, your health is worth thinking about every day; now Nutritionist, Dietitian and Trainer Melanie Douglass helps simplify it down to the daily level with her new book "Tip-A-Day Guide for Healthy Living: 365 Simple Ways to Improve Your Health, One Day at a Time." We'll talk about negotiating the hazards of restaurant and gas station goodies, a simple way to measure servings anywhere anytime, one truly evil food (and no, it's not Devil's Food cake), helping kids and grownups think "healthy" and "Word of Wisdom" instead of "skinny," and much more. Grab a pencil, you may want to take some notes. (This audio program contains one full serving of helpful insights, all natural, reusable, with no added sugars or preservatives. Actual health may vary according to genetic predisposition and strict adherence to common sense and Dr's orders.) That's this week on The Cricket and Seagull...

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