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Cary Harrison

Cary was spawned from the Mayflower and Abe Lincoln on his mother’s side and framers of the Constitution on the other. Cary is an award-Winning Public Radio host and Podcast designer for executive-level commercial, academic, and service-related industries.

As a former rock-n-roll news director, Cary Harrison created “Reality Bites”— satirical sound vignettes as the antidote to double-speak pop culture or political claptrap. Predictably, these thrust his morning show into first place and the features (later called “Reality Checks”) onto CBS radio and into national syndication. Still skillfully deploying humor, Cary maneuvers in the vein of serious investigative journalism while coaxing the best from celebrities and global thinkers.

It was no mistake that then President Obama challenged Cary Harrison to “now do something to make a difference in today’s radio”.

Broadcasting has taken him from top stations in Florida, Chicago, New York, and LA, including multiple national syndications and the pioneering of America’s first LGBTQ+ network morning show for SiriusXM’s, “OutQ”.

He then joined Air America, hosting a daily show in Los Angeles until later tapped by KPFK Public Radio for current morning drive.

AWARDS & HONORS:

  • Vanderbilt University's distinguished Siegenthaler Award for integrity, intelligence and courage in the field of journalism
  • The Sigma Delta Chi award—the highest honor bestowed for public service by the Society of Professional Journalists
  • Top honors—two years' running—from American Women in Radio & Television for exposé reporting and investigative journalism.
  • 1st place honors for “Best Commentary” from the Associated Press.
  • Harrison has been honored by the UN, the Mayor and City Councils of West Hollywood/LA for his Environmental and Peace work, The LA Press Club for News coverage, and was recently nominated for an Edward R. Murrow Award in Public Radio.

The Team Behind Rethinking Heroes:

The T4 Media & Publishing Crew...

Cary Harrison

Rethinking Media, LLC
Engaging Video Interviews and Podcast Professional

Award-winning Broadcaster Cary Harrison is the creator of the groundbreaking fusion of Traditional Radio & Cross-Platform Podcasting - combining AM & FM broadcasts with all major Podcasting/streaming platforms, plus campaign-specific videography. Cary started his career on heritage AM Talker, WFLA, leading to Rock-stations, ESPN, TBS, CBS News Chicago, afternoon talk in NYC, a new channel on SiriusXM, weeknights in Los Angeles, and now Rethinking Heroes for LA Public Radio’s Morning Drive Time and beyond. Cary's also just launched the first-ever Kid's streaming radio and TV station for Switzerland's top elite private schools.

Vic Guiza

VicImagination.com
Graphic Novels/Professional Illustrations

Victor Guiza is an award-Winning Creative Development Designer with over 37 years of combined experience in Comics, Mobile App Development, Children's Books, Advertising, Illustration, Design, Animation, Licensing, and Toy development. Vic has been involved with top companies and brands from 18 countries. Some of his clients include Disney, The Simpsons (Bongo Comics), Marvel Comics/Upper Deck, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and many others.

Mike Schmidt

Ensemble Ventures, LLC
Business Development and Go-To Market Specialist

Mr. Schmidt is a Strategic Business Development and Tactical Marketing and Sales Professional / Entrepreneur with integrated skills in new company formation, technology adaptation and go-to-market sales and distribution channel development.  With a career spanning over 40 years of international start-up company experience in numerous technology industries and management-level consulting engagements with a wide variety of clients, Mr. Schmidt's technology and management expertise includes; pioneering video conferencing solutions in the early 80's, innovative distribution channel development in the industrial PC market in the mid 80's, breakthrough FM-Subcarrier-based Credit Card Fraud solutions in the UK in the early 90's, development of advanced broadband fiber and wireless ISP's in the 90's and 20's in CA and CO, and numerous hardware, software, and SaaS and service company start-up's and consulting projects.

Sara Weldon

TruFinCo, LLC
Finance and Client Services Professional

Sara Weldon started her first business at the age of 20 and learned everything through first-hand experience, quite the mixture of tremendous success combined with failures. Throughout her career, she has developed and sold several companies and worked in the software industry with many leading hotels and resorts. She started TruFinCo to get back to her beginning and be able to help others that are on similar paths.

Steve Elliot

Media Production Professional
New York, NY

Steve Elliot has had a varied career in film, video and music primarily in the world of commercials both for EUE/Screen Gems as a producer/assistant director and a freelance artist. For twenty years he also taught film and digital editing at NYU, and for the last ten years has worked as a freelance digital editor for whatever project crosses his path.

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