Spark

Spark

Spark, hosted by Kellee Marlow, on KXSF.FM in San Francisco, focuses on curated conversations with change-leaders and influencers- to inform minds, inspire ideas and ignite innovation. Basically, conversations that enable us to transcend beyond what we believe we are capable of.... Show More

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With 42 million cryptocurrency wallets and growing around the world, the cryptocurrency and blockchain platform is gaining momentum. This episode explores the future of digital money and infrastructure. Kellee interviews Charles Hoskinson, a leading innovator of cryptocurrency and blockchain, on the promise of it can deliver to the world and current barriers. He shares his predictions for the next decade.
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May 21, 2020 37 min
With the explosion in genetic testing, this episode focuses on the considerations that you need to be aware of as to what it can and can't do for you. Kellee interviews Gillian Hooker, who currently analyzes  the complexity of the genetic testing market, including test offerings, predictive outcomes and data privacy concerns. 
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May 14, 2020 35 min
While in quarantine, you can still optimize your well-being. Imagine how great you can feel about your body, health and spirit. Kellee talks with Dr Taz about how you can nourish your entire-self each day and come out of the quarantine feeling stronger. She shares in-depth advice for all aspects of your life. It is an episode you won't want to miss!
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May 7, 2020 41 min
With the drastic shifts in today's economic landscape due to the pandemic, many people are asking themselves whether they should be reconsidering their current line of work or focusing on how best to be more prepared for the future of work. You may not have had time before, to consider upgrading your skills and now may be the perfect time. Kellee talks with two leading advisers about how best to upskill or perhaps it is a resk...
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April 30, 2020 41 min
What if you can successfully pivot during this pandemic? Kellee interviews three entrepreneurs who share their approach that has worked for them in their pivot at this time.
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April 23, 2020 42 min
If your dream is to start a small business or you already own a small business, this is an important episode for you. Kellee discusses with Sharon Miller, CEO of Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center on what it takes to succeed, including in today’s economic climate. Ms Miller shares the available support whether it is capital raising, networking, online training, etc. that you can access now. 
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April 9, 2020 39 min
As artificial intelligence (AI) expands into emotional learning, how will this transform our interactions with machines? Many people are already feeling connected to Alexa or Siri now. Kellee interviews Briana Brownell, CEO of PureStrategy.ai, on how our world will be redefined by our interactions with AI and what you need to be aware of, as AI knows you better than you know yourself. 
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In post COVID-19 world, what if getting out of your social isolation is easier than you think? Kellee interviews three leaders of the software platforms that focus on getting you out and meeting people with similar interests.
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April 1, 2020 14 min
An impromptu conversation with Alicia Dattner, an award-winning comedian on how we can feel lighter, during a crisis.
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March 12, 2020 53 min
Are you feeling or sensing loneliness with the people in your life? Kellee interviews Julianne Holt-Lunstad, a leading expert and researcher on loneliness. This interview focuses on the current epidemic of loneliness and its effects at both the individual and societal level. We will also discuss how each of us can be part of the solution.  Kellee explores the rising epidemic of loneliness in the younger generations with Tim Bono, ...
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February 27, 2020 56 min
Are you starting a new chapter in your life where you are looking for inspiration and community? Kellee interviews Grace Kraaijvanger, founder of The Hivery, who has created a new model of coworking space that enables you to feel that you are not alone in your transition or quest to redefine your path. We will explore this journey, intertwined with the Hivery, on how you can experience the truths of transformation.
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Do you let your stress do all the talking and directing in your life? Kellee delves into the various stressors with Melanie Greenberg, a leading expert and psychologist, on managing stress and techniques that empower you- to master your emotional responses, overcome negative thinking, and create a more tolerant, stress-proof brain.
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February 13, 2020 53 min
Does your time seem to escape you? Are you feeling overwhelmed with how much you need to do? Kellee focuses on addressing these concerns with Craig Jarrow, who has taught time management to organizations including the US Navy. This podcast shares the transformative process of strategizing, combating distractions and prioritizing your time effectively.
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February 6, 2020 53 min
What is dark money and how much impact does it have in the electoral process? Kellee talks with Ann Ravel, former Chair of the Federal Election Commission under the Obama Administration, about the power of dark money and how it will affect the upcoming 2020 elections. If you care about your voice in the electoral process, tune into this interview.
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January 30, 2020 59 min
Do you have new goals or resolutions that you like to accomplish this year? Statistics show that most people give up by the third week. Kellee discusses with Elliot Berkman, a cognitive expert on the motivated brain, in how you can overcome common psychological barriers and achieve success in your goals and habits.
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January 23, 2020 57 min
Are you entering into a new phase or transition in your life that is begging the question of whether you should be changing careers? Kellee explores the search for new purpose with Nancy Collamer, a career transition expert, on how best to enter into a new career or direction. Given that most people are living longer, she also shares how best to stay engaged as you enter into semi-retirement or the next 30 years, after your mid-spa...
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Are you ready to shed what is no longer working for you? Kellee talks with Nicole Anzia, a professional organizer and contributing writer for The Washington Post, about the transformative process of clearing and creating an stress-free environment for the life that you want to live. She will also share the best approach to simplifying and sustaining it year-around.
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January 8, 2020 59 min
What if you can reverse or slow down the aging process of both your brain and body today? Kellee converses with Dr Sheldon Jordan, Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology at UCLA about how you can protect against decline in your brain-health. This is an important segment on what you can do now that will make a significant difference in your long-term health. He also discusses new anti-aging approaches, including stem cell and exo...
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December 27, 2019 54 min
Kellee interviews Susan Cervantes, the "Mural Matriarch" and award-winning muralist, who has directed and painted 600+ murals including, The Bay mural on the new Warrior stadium (Chase Center) in San Francisco. She talks about the transformative process of creating monumental art through a community process.
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December 19, 2019 52 min
Are you spending a lot of time on your devices? With the rise in addiction, loneliness and depression, tied to with increased usage of smartphones and other devices, Kellee talks with Tchiki Davis, author of Outsmart Your Smartphone: Conscious Tech Habits for Finding Happiness, Balance, and Connection IRL, about how you create a more positive and effective experience with your device, each day.
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