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Operation F.L.O.W.

Operation F.L.O.W.

By Marsha D. Stonehill
These interviews are for purposes to inspire, educate, and encourage listeners. As a spin off Melt The Ice, this podcast program is called Operation F.L.O.W. The people being interviewed demonstrate examples of individuals choosing “Fortitude, Leadership, Opportunity, Wisdom” as life brings many twists, turns, and challenges. Listen to how these individuals applied these principles in difficult circumstances.
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Episode #053 Operation F.L.O.W. Interview with Rev. Blizzard
Rev. Blizzard shares When We Live Into "I am because we are", We Become A Better Community. Listen to Rev. Blizzard share his experiences and insights as he runs for Delegate in Virginia District 99. Purchase Marsha's Book Melt the Ice Merchandise © Melt The Ice LLC  © Operation Flow Operation F.L.O.W Episode #053 Operation Flow with Marsha D. Stonehill and Melt the Ice LLC Operation F.L.O.W. Melt the Ice LLC, Marsha D. Stonehill YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXOTt0KEZR2QhTsdoo4f9Aw
47:34
October 19, 2021
Episode #052 Interview with Paul Jerry, "You know my glory but you don't know my story."
Paul Jerry, a 2008 graduate from King George High School shares "You know my glory but you don't know my story." Listen to Paul share about his dream of being an Actor and how he accomplished  this goal.   He encourages listeners as he shares that the voice inside your heart has to be louder than the voices around you.   Paul gives powerful encouragement and inspiration from his heart! Purchase Marsha's Book Melt the Ice Merchandise © Melt The Ice LLC  © Operation Flow Operation F.L.O.W Episode #052 Operation Flow with Marsha D. Stonehill and Melt the Ice LLC Operation F.L.O.W. Melt the Ice LLC, Marsha D. Stonehill YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXOTt0KEZR2QhTsdoo4f9Aw
29:16
October 19, 2021
Episode #051 Interview with Joan Curtis Waters, Author of "Jewels In My Journey: Peek Into An Ordinary Life"
Joan Curtis Waters shares her inspiration and how she seeks to encourage women to know your gift and give it to others in order to reach a life of fulfillment and love.  Though Joan shares hard times, her book will make you smile and will guide you to not be defined by your circumstances. Purchase Marsha's Book Melt the Ice Merchandise © Melt The Ice LLC  © Operation Flow Operation F.L.O.W Episode #051 Operation Flow with Marsha D. Stonehill and Melt the Ice LLC Operation F.L.O.W. Melt the Ice LLC, Marsha D. Stonehill YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXOTt0KEZR2QhTsdoo4f9Aw
26:34
October 6, 2021
Episode #050 La Juana "LJ" Chambers Lawson shares her thoughts on "You Should Know Your Worth and Then Add Tax."
La Juana is the Founder and CEO of Tacit Growth Strategies, LLC.  Listen to her share about powerful business strategies for success.  You will hear statements like "The act of pouring and then receiving." and "I put a high premium on togetherness."  Be sure to listen all the way to the end as she reveals personal challenges to encourage others to build your dream no matter what. Purchase Marsha's Book Melt the Ice Merchandise © Melt The Ice LLC  © Operation Flow Operation F.L.O.W Episode #050 Operation Flow with Marsha D. Stonehill and Melt the Ice LLC Operation F.L.O.W. Melt the Ice LLC, Marsha D. Stonehill YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXOTt0KEZR2QhTsdoo4f9Aw
01:08:24
September 28, 2021
#049 Sean Lipson, PTA, LMT on Holding the Space for the Body to Unwind - Operation F.L.O.W Episode
Sean Lipson, PTA, LMT on Holding the Space for the Body to Unwind.  Sean shares about his training in the John F. Barnes approach to Myofascial Release. He discusses the science behind the technique and the phenomena of the mind body connection when addressing physical pain. Purchase Marsha's Book Melt the Ice Merchandise © Melt The Ice LLC  © Operation Flow Operation F.L.O.W Episode #049 Operation Flow with Marsha D. Stonehill and Melt the Ice LLC Operation F.L.O.W. Melt the Ice LLC, Marsha D. Stonehill YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXOTt0KEZR2QhTsdoo4f9Aw
44:07
September 14, 2021
Operation F.L.O.W Episode #048 Interview with James Saxsmo Gates, Premier musician from Richmond, Virginia
James Saxsmo Gates, A premier musician from Richmond, Virginia and Founder, Director, & Coordinator of the Dr. Billy Taylor Jazz Studies Program at Virginia State University. Listen to this dynamic conversation with Co-Host Dr. Vivienne Pierce McDaniel and James Saxsmo Gates as they reminisce about jazz musicians at Berklee College of Music in the 1980’s. James Gates will keep you on the edge of your seat as he shares his personal & professional experiences as a musician.  Vivienne surprises James by inviting one of his professors at Berklee, renowned jazz musician and educator, Bill Pierce, to join in the conversation. Purchase Marsha's Book Melt the Ice Merchandise © Melt The Ice LLC  © Operation Flow More Information: Operation F.L.O.W Episode #048 Operation Flow with Marsha D. Stonehill and Melt the Ice LLC Operation F.L.O.W. Melt the Ice LLC, Marsha D. Stonehill YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXOTt0KEZR2QhTsdoo4f9Aw
01:37:26
August 28, 2021
Operation F.L.O.W Episode #047 Interview with Composer Robin Eubanks
Robin Eubanks, Trombonist, Composer, Educator with Co-Host, Dr. Vivienne Pierce McDaniel.  Robin Eubanks shares about the journey of how music evolved in his life from the age of 8.  He shares about the power of music as an expressive art and how Jazz music is such a rich component of black history. Purchase Marsha's Book Melt the Ice Merchandise © Melt The Ice LLC  © Operation Flow Index: Operation F.L.O.W Episode #047 Operation Flow with Marsha D. Stonehill and Melt the Ice LLC Operation F.L.O.W. Melt the Ice LLC, Marsha D. Stonehill YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXOTt0KEZR2QhTsdoo4f9Aw
01:14:55
August 27, 2021
Operation F.L.O.W Episode #046 Interview with Keri Gusmann
Keri Gusmann, Commonwealth's Attorney King George, Virginia shares both personal and professional experiences that have given her insight to be a powerful advocate for social justice needs.  She invites the uncomfortable conversations necessary to promote progress toward a more equitable and just community. Purchase Marsha's Book Melt the Ice Merchandise © Melt The Ice LLC  © Operation Flow Operation F.L.O.W Episode #046 Operation Flow with Marsha D. Stonehill and Melt the Ice LLC Operation F.L.O.W. Melt the Ice LLC, Marsha D. Stonehill YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXOTt0KEZR2QhTsdoo4f9Aw
42:45
August 26, 2021
Operation F.L.O.W Episode #045 "The Conversations We Must Have", Part 2
Guests: Dr. Vivienne Pierce McDaniel and Dr. Ernest Grant.  A discussion about the southern rural experience. Post Script to "The Conversations We Must Have", Part 2 with Dr. Vivienne Pierce McDaniel and Mr. Hilton McDaniel.  Dispelling myths about black people. Purchase Marsha's Book Melt the Ice Merchandise
01:17:40
August 17, 2021
Operation F.L.O.W Episode #044 Jazz in the Country and Mt. Bethel Retreat Center, King George, VA
Listen to Joan Waters and Pastor Larry Robinson share not only about the exciting development of this entertainment and how it will contribute to further development of Mt. Bethel, but also some untold history about Mt. Bethel as a black owned property since the late 1800's. Purchase Marsha's Book Melt the Ice Merchandise © Melt The Ice LLC  © Operation Flow Operation F.L.O.W Episode #044 Pperation F.L.O.W. Virginia
42:19
August 11, 2021
Operation F.L.O.W Episode #043 Steven Bumbrey with Bee Well Living encourages the importance of "Connecting with Yourself"
Steven shares about his journey of recreating his identity when his sports career was interrupted by injury.   He shares about the tools and discipline he used that not only created physical healing but a deeper sense of purpose and life satisfaction. Purchase Marsha's Book Melt the Ice Merchandise © Melt The Ice LLC  © Operation Flow Operation F.L.O.W Episode #043 Operation F.L.O.W. Virginia
39:45
August 3, 2021
Operation F.L.O.W Episode #042 Discussion with Reverend Carl E. Pollard, Jr. and Phyllis Pollard
Reverend Carl E. Pollard, Jr. a graduate from the historic Ralph Bunche High School shares about his challenges, his triumphs, and his hopes for our future as we continue to address racial matters.  You will also hear Phyllis Pollard, Carl's wife of 51 years, share her insights and hope for ongoing progress in our Nation. Purchase Marsha's Book Melt the Ice Merchandise © Melt The Ice LLC  © Operation Flow Operation F.L.O.W Episode #042 Operation F.L.O.W. Virginia
37:15
July 11, 2021
#041 Nurse Panel with Dr. Ernest Grant, Dr. Bimbola Akintade, and Dr. Vivienne Pierce McDaniel
A discussion about men and minorities in nursing with American Nurses Association President, Dr. Ernest Grant and others.  A vote of confidence that the nursing profession can be instrumental in continuing the necessary work to help our nation progress in social justice matters. Purchase Marsha's Book Melt the Ice Merchandise © Melt The Ice LLC  © Operation Flow
01:15:22
July 5, 2021
#040 Annelle Primm, M.D., MPH and Dr. Vivienne Pierce McDaniel "The Conversations We Must Have", Part 1
A discussion about the monumental work of Dr. Patricia Newton, Psychiatrist, Behavioral Scientist, Healer, Author, Activist; a reflection of Dr. Primm's parental and cultural influence; and the start of discussion about mental health stigma and a plethora of resources just now becoming more widely known. Purchase Marsha's Book Melt the Ice Merchandise © Melt The Ice LLC  © Operation Flow
50:06
June 29, 2021
#039 Dr. Vivienne Pierce McDaniel brings with her Mr. Michael Harris, the third child of civil rights icon Reverend Dr. Curtis Harris.
Listen to this riveting reflection of Rev. Dr. Curtis Harris through the eyes of his son, Mr. Michael Harris, as he shares memories of his youth and the civil rights work of his father. Purchase Marsha's Book Melt the Ice Merchandise © Melt The Ice LLC  © Operation Flow
46:40
May 28, 2021
#038 Amine El Hachimi, Program Director and Club Founder of King George United Soccer Club
Amine, a native of Morocco in Northern Africa, shares his story about his passion for soccer and how he shifts from professional playing to coaching after an injury.   Amine brings the value of soccer to youth in the rural setting of King George, Virginia while also encouraging respect and academics. Purchase Marsha's Book Melt the Ice Merchandise © Melt The Ice LLC  © Operation Flow
41:38
May 24, 2021
#037 Interview with Jolicia Ward
Jolicia Ward, Candidate for Virginia House of Delegates, District 99 shares her passion, her story, and how she seeks to serve powerfully and effectively. Purchase Marsha's Book Melt the Ice Merchandise © Melt The Ice LLC  © Operation Flow
47:46
May 20, 2021
#036 Dr. Vivienne Pierce McDaniel and Dr. Billie Abdi talk about Keeping a Forward Momentum in Addressing Racism
The 1st of a Series with Dr. Vivienne McDaniel who serves as Chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Council for the Virginia Nurses Association (VNA) and the Virginia Nurses Foundation (VNF) Board of Trustees along with Dr. Blen Abdi who is a member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Council.   Today we talk about the multitude of contributions made to healthcare by black men and women and we begin addressing the layers of work necessary today to keep a forward momentum in addressing racism. Purchase Marsha's Book Melt the Ice Merchandise © Melt The Ice LLC  © Operation Flow
34:00
May 11, 2021
#035 Dr. Xudong Joshua Li, MD, PhD speaks on the benefits of Falon Gong meditation practice.
While Dr. Li shares about the health benefits of meditation practice, he also seeks to raise awareness about the crime of forced organ harvesting in China  where Falon Gong practitioners become the target of this horrific crime. Purchase Marsha's Book Melt the Ice Merchandise © Melt The Ice LLC  © Operation Flow
23:39
April 25, 2021
#034 Chris Brown on "Simplistic Child Life to a Reality Check"
A man shares about racial encounters and how though it is hurtful as it recurs, deciding to not let negativity define him. Purchase Marsha's Book Melt the Ice Merchandise © Melt The Ice LLC  © Operation Flow
35:34
April 12, 2021
#033 “Cultural Humility: Seeing and Understanding the Other Person” by Dr. Vivienne Pierce McDaniel and Rev. Dr. Robert Elliott.
A panel discussion addressing the need for everyone to put their hesitation into motion as we advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusivity. Purchase Marsha's Book Melt the Ice Merchandise © Melt The Ice LLC  © Operation Flow
31:57
April 10, 2021
#032 As a continuation of Black History in King George, the KGNAACP presents James M. Johnson
Mr. Johnson was born in 1940 and graduated from Ralph Bunche High School in 1958.  Mr. Johnson reminisces about many experiences from his childhood to present day.  He seems to most want to be remembered for “The Life of a Man Driving for Greyhound.” Melt the Ice Merchandise © Melt The Ice LLC  © Operation Flow
02:16:06
April 2, 2021
#031 Miranda and Anne "We are the Other Person's Person."
Now married 28 years , this couple shares about their transgender journey which started around 2017. Melt the Ice Merchandise © Melt The Ice LLC  © Operation Flow
50:30
April 1, 2021
#030 Dr. Vivienne Pierce McDaniel on "We Must Have These Conversations"
Dr. McDaniel and Marsha Stonehill invite everyone to put their defenses down and have the awkward and necessary conversations that will lead us forward as we address racial dynamics in our Nation. Melt the Ice Merchandise © Melt The Ice LLC  © Operation Flow
01:06:49
March 30, 2021
#029 Julie Lawson on "Our Indiscretions Don't Make Us Criminals"
Julie encourages women to ensure that a child knows who their father is in a safe manner and at an age appropriate time.  She further encourages women to be relieved of any shame or guilt in such situations. Melt the Ice Merchandise © Melt The Ice LLC  © Operation Flow
39:59
March 17, 2021
OpFLOW Subscription Details
OpFLOW Subscription Please be informed that Operation FLOW podcasts will remain available to listeners at no charge. If you choose to pay a subscription; the money will be distributed to the non-profit organization Ralph Bunche Arts & Humanities Center in King George, Virginia. This will support development and start-up costs until the facility becomes operational. To learn more about RBAHC and the powerful impact this organization will have in the rural community of King George, VA and beyond, please visit RBAHC.org. You can also donate directly to RBAHC by visiting their website at RBAHC.org. Thank you.
00:58
March 11, 2021
#028 Tyrone Tarlton "Never give up. There's always hope."
A man shares his personal journey of success and how opportunities evolved after dropping out of high school in the 10th grade. Melt the Ice Merchandise © Melt The Ice LLC  © Operation Flow
34:16
March 11, 2021
#027 In honor of Black History Month the King George NAACP presents Harold Jefferson
#027 In honor of Black History Month the King George NAACP presents Harold Jefferson, Retired from NASA after 37 years of service. Melt the Ice Merchandise © Melt The Ice LLC  © Operation Flow
56:53
March 2, 2021
#026 In honor of Black History Month the King George NAACP presents Brian and Michelle Williamson.
This couple, Brian and Michelle Williamson, shares about some of their experiences as an interracial couple. Melt the Ice Merchandise © Melt The Ice LLC  © Operation Flow
50:27
February 24, 2021
#025 In Honor of Black History Month King George NAACP presents Alice L. Moore, Retired Treasurer of King George County
In Honor of Black History Month King George NAACP presents Alice L. Moore, Retired Treasurer of King George County Melt the Ice Merchandise © Melt The Ice LLC  © Operation Flow
52:20
February 22, 2021
#024 In honor of Black History Month King George NAACP present the Sandlot Baseball Players
Listen to Royal Burnett, Kelly Jefferson, Stanley Jefferson, Walt Garnett, and Ron Lewis reminisce about their experiences in the 1950's and 1960's playing baseball and modeling the importance of community.  Moderated by George Toliver and Willie Fitzhugh. Melt the Ice Merchandise © Melt The Ice LLC  © Operation Flow
01:14:54
February 15, 2021
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01:21
February 14, 2021
#023 King George NAACP presents Sherman Parker
King George NAACP presents Sherman Parker, Retired Corporate Executive for a Fortune 500 company in honor of Black History Month © Melt The Ice LLC  © Operation Flow
01:10:13
February 11, 2021
#022 King George NAACP presents George Toliver, Associate Vice President, Referee Operations of the National Basketball Association
King George NAACP presents George Toliver, Associate Vice President, Referee Operations of the National Basketball Association in honor of Black History Month © Melt The Ice LLC  © Operation Flow
01:06:36
February 8, 2021
#021 Tribute to American Legion Post #329" from Melt The Ice in honor of Black History Month
Tribute to American Legion Post #329" from Melt The Ice in honor of Black History Month © Melt The Ice LLC  © Operation Flow
05:48
February 8, 2021
#020 King George NAACP presents Al Bumbry
#020 King George NAACP presents Al Bumbry, Former Major League Baseball Player in honor of Black History Month. © Melt The Ice LLC  © Operation Flow
48:15
February 1, 2021
#019 Robyn Jenkins shares "What broke me also built me"
A woman shares how she dealt with layers of loss and grief while also finding her way out of domestic violence. © Melt The Ice LLC  © Operation Flow
43:32
January 27, 2021
#018 King George NAACP presents “Putting Love Into Action” in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2021.
Local women from King George County Virginia created a panel to discuss relevant points as we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  We hope this discussion is thought provoking and propels us forward positively as we continue to address racial injustices. © Melt The Ice LLC  © Operation Flow
40:38
January 16, 2021
#017 Verlyn Tarlton author of "Swift Walker, A continental Journey" & "Training for Reigning: Words of Wisdom for Children"
A local author & speaker shares about her books and the inspiration behind her writings. © Melt The Ice LLC  © Operation Flow
36:59
December 25, 2020
#016 Karen Kendra Holmes "I was always meant to be Karen"
Karen is a transgender woman who shares the challenges and the glory of being who she was born to be. © Melt The Ice LLC  © Operation Flow
52:28
December 14, 2020
#015 Patrick Neustatter, MD on "Managing Your Doctor
The Smart Patient's Guide to Getting Effective, Affordable Healthcare"Dr. Neustatter encourages all of us to be actively involved in the decision making of our health care needs. © Melt The Ice LLC  © Operation Flow
34:20
December 14, 2020
#014 Jarvis Bailey "The Dancing Button"
A man shares how he manages attention deficit traits as a gift by embracing his personality and strengths.  And, he encourages others to be open to learning more about people who are different from you. © Melt The Ice LLC  © Operation Flow
35:17
December 1, 2020
#013 Wayne Bushrod and Robert Ashton on "It's Way Past Time for these Truths to be Known to All"
Two men from King George County speak out in hopes that more community residents will share the realities of their experiences and to help King George County make progress with awareness and inclusivity. © Melt The Ice LLC  © Operation Flow
47:45
November 18, 2020
#012 Dominique Nichelle on Self Reflecting
A young woman who is biracial shares about her experiences living in America and in Scotland.  © Melt The Ice LLC  © Operation Flow
33:57
November 16, 2020
#011 Megan Gehlert on Parenting My Children as People
A woman shares her journey of being empathic and having highly empathic children.  The challenges, the hurdles, and the gift of finding a new flow in family functioning. © Melt The Ice LLC  © Operation Flow
49:59
November 13, 2020
#010 Debra Veney "Uncovering the Layers of Racism"
A woman shares her experiences in hopes to raise awareness of biases and the importance of discussing these biases in order to strengthen diversity in our communities. © Melt The Ice LLC © Operation Flow
45:37
October 31, 2020
#009 "I am not defined by my chair or my disability" with Katarina Krueger
Interview with Katarina Krueger about inner strength. © Melt The Ice LLC © Operation Flow
05:34
October 31, 2020
#008 Dani Butler in "Being Authentically Me"
Interview with Dani Butler. Dani shares from the heart about being transgender. © Melt The Ice LLC  © Operation Flow
44:17
October 26, 2020
#007 How Energy Flows Through A Community with Branden Riley
Interview with Branden Riley. A young man seeks to empower people to recognize the impact they can make to move situations forward positively. © Melt The Ice LLC  © Operation Flow
40:38
October 13, 2020
#006 Interview with Michele Trampe
Conversation about the Central Virginia Justice Initiative with Michele Trampe.  Topics about human trafficking and exploitation in the Rappahannock Region. © Melt The Ice LLC © Operation Flow
01:06:58
October 2, 2020
#005 Evan Eddy - On Being an Empath
Discussion with Evan Eddy. A young man embraces his gift of being empathic and uses it to heal from traumatic events in his life. © Melt The Ice LLC  © Operation Flow
01:00:51
September 25, 2020
#004 Teri Shull -It’s a Visual World
Talk with Teri Shull. One woman’s journey as she was born in the 1950’s, considered legally blind, and has same sex preference. © Melt The Ice LLC  © Operation Flow
54:26
September 16, 2020
#003 Interview with James and Phyllis Johnson
A man and his wife share their life experiences in King George County and surrounding areas in Virginia during the Jim Crow Era and since. Purchase Marsha's Book © Melt The Ice LLC  © Operation Flow
02:11:24
September 16, 2020
#002 Christina Beale Author of Dying to Live
Interview with Christina Beale, Author of Dying to Live. © Melt The Ice LLC  © Operation Flow
50:26
September 16, 2020
#001 Interview with Andrea Springer-Collins
Andrea Springer-Collins talks about Scars From a Lynching written by Edith W. McClinton.  Did you ever think the person beside you might be managing this? Purchase Marsha's Book © Melt The Ice LLC  © Operation Flow
01:01:07
September 16, 2020
Podcast Intro
Operation F.L.O.W Introduction.  Purchase Marsha's Book
01:14
September 16, 2020