BOOK NEWS

Publishing: Actress, Model, and Recovery Specialist Dona Speir Releases Revealing Autobiography

Publishing NEWS: -- Model, actress, and recovery coach Dona Speir announces the publication of her autobiographical memoir, "Naked Truth: The Fall and Rise of Dona Speir" (ISBN: 978-1939282422). Co-written with well-known author/journalist Chris Epting, this memoir reveals the hard truths, personal struggles, and eventual triumph over abuse, sexual exploitation, and addiction that have shaped Speir's life.

Publishing: Young Adult Novel Author Introduces New Multicultural Superheroes

Publishing NEWS: -- From an early age, Franklin Towngate fantasized about writing a book that mirrored the TV shows and cartoons of his youth. He took a creative writing class in high school and was inspired to write several manuscripts, one of which was recently published - "The Harlem Knight" (ISBN: 978-0464693796).

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Goebbels: A Biography

Book Review: Peter Longerich’s ‘Goebbels: A Biography’ is Excellent, Appalling, and Instructive

REVIEW: Yes, it's true: Joseph Goebbels Helps today's GOP. Often considered the father of modern propaganda, Goebbels foreshadowed the GOP playbook in terms of distortion, deception, and dishonesty. Peter Longerich's "Goebbels: A Biography" (ISBN: 9781400067510) is excellent, appalling, and instructive.
The Influence Machine

Book Review: In Katz’s ‘The Influence Machine’ Taxpayers Foot the Bill for The USCC

REVIEW: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a tool for the forces of evil. Don't believe it? You can read about their anti-American and anti-humanity actions in "The Influence Machine: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Corporate Capture of American Life" (ISBN: 9780812993288), an excellent modern-day piece of muckraking by Alyssa Katz.

MUSIC AND AUDIO NEWS

Music and Arts: Rapping Math Professor Chad Rico Sets Summer School Lessons with 12 Weekly Hip Hop Releases

Music and Performers NEWS: -- It may be summer break but for college math professor and hip hop artist Chad Rico school is back in session! Chad plans to drop lesson plans all season long with his "12 Weeks of Summer" EP project on Gold & Gems Records by releasing a new single every week.

Music and Arts: Asia America Symphony and Guild Honors: Roland Corporation, Helen Ota and Gail Gerding Mellert on June 16, 2019

Music and Performers NEWS: -- The Asia America Symphony Association (AASA) and Guild will hold their annual Bravo Awards gala recognizing the Roland Corporation, Helen Ota and Gail Gerding Mellert for their contributions to AASA and the community. Master of Ceremonies is David Ono, KABC 7 News Anchor.

SOFTWARE NEWS

Software: Synergy SIS by Edupoint Wins ‘Student Information System of the Year’ Category in the 2019 EdTech Breakthrough Awards

Software NEWS: -- Edupoint(R) Educational Systems, creator of the industry-leading Synergy(R) Education Platform for K-12 student information and learning management, has won the 2019 EdTech Breakthrough Awards "Student Information System Solution of the Year" for its Synergy Student Information System (SIS).

Software: Homebot Aims to Improve Prequal-to-App Pull Through with Buyer Enhancements to Its Customer Engagement Platform

Software NEWS: -- Homebot, a customer engagement platform that delivers financial scenarios to help homeowners build wealth, today announced major enhancements to the homebuying side of its platform. The latest release inserts lenders into the market search process by integrating prompts for buyers to obtain a prequal or preapproval, lock a rate, and inquire about down payment with a single click.

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