U Wake Up!

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U Wake Up!

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U Wake Up! with Rev. Crystal Muldrow is an electrifying program geared to spiritually stimulate you in eclectic ways. Through music, poetry, the spoken word and interviews with our wonderful guests, you have opportunities to wake up to your spiritual magnificence! Change your life. Change the world. Wake up!

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  • Original air date: Monday, March 14, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Time to Wake Up with guest Rev. Paulette Pipe, senior minsiter of Touching the Stillness ministries and host of Touching the Stillness on Unity Online Radio.
  • Episode: Son of a Hoofer
    Original air date: Monday, February 14, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Our guest, the self-proclaimed "Mr. Bojangles," Lonnie McFadden, is a triple-threat: singer, dancer and trumpet player. Lonnie will talk about being an offspring of the legendary hoofer and all-around entertainer Smilin’ Jimmy McFadden, and how his father influenced his career. Best of all, Lonnie will share his music with us. Wake Up, and Above All, Love!
  • Original air date: Monday, February 07, 2011
    Episode Description:
    The fabulous singer, songwriter and motivational speaker Bukeka Shoals is our guest today!!! We'll talk and Bukeka will sing songs from her hit CD Spirit Is Alive. She allows us to wake up to Spirit being alive in us all.
  • Original air date: Monday, January 31, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Prolific and internationally regarded author, speaker, accomplished composer, playwright, artist and world-renowned spiritual teacher Swami Kriyananda is our special guest. Kriyananda is the last still-teaching direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda—author of Autobiography of a Yogi, and the man who brought yoga, meditation and the wisdom of the East to the Western world. For more than 60 years, Kriyananda has continued to teach the wisdom of Yogananda, and passes along this knowledge of the ancients that has enabled him to live an enduring life of peacefulness and bliss. “I want to share the blessings of this wisdom with people who yearn to find true peace within themselves,” says Kriyananda. “This will free them to live a life of unbounded joy and open the door to unlimited success. Bliss is within reach and I am honored to be able to convey the practical means to attain it.” It is time for use to wake up and “Live our Dreams.”
  • Original air date: Monday, January 24, 2011
    Episode Description:
    "Live Your Dreams" is this month’s theme. In this episode, Delores Lyons tells us how she is living her dream as she makes other people’s dreams come true. Delores created the nonprofit grassroots organization, Nonkululeko “Gift of Freedom” Project, Inc. Her organization builds upon the hidden strengths of the indigenous people of South Africa to develop and sustain viable communities. Through teaching, training and providing support needed, she and her organization transform lives. Delores will also talk about her work with the grassroots activist group RESULTS, whose mission is to create the public and political will to end poverty by empowering individuals to exercise their personal and political power for change. It’s time that we wake up and know the power we have to create change so that we all can live our dreams.
  • Original air date: Monday, January 17, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Tune in as creator-director Kell Kearns joins Rev. Crystal Muldrown on U Wake Up to discuss his acclaimed PBS biography of Rev. Dr. King, commissioned by Coretta Scott King, In Remembrance of Martin. Then writer, director, and producer Cynthia Lukas joins the discussion and shares how she and Kell continue creating films which, collectively, can nurture our species toward its limitless capacity for unconditional love, nonviolence, sustainability, and unity in beautiful diversity. Their newest film, Globalized Soul, is a documentary about the global spirituality that is transforming our world, and celebrates the difficult but inspiring dawn of the global village.
  • Episode: Rev. Tom Lee
    Original air date: Monday, January 10, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Wake up your spirituality as host Rev. Crystal Muldrow delves deep into principle with Rev. Tom Lee.
  • Original air date: Monday, December 13, 2010
    Episode Description:
    What do you long for? What is needed for you to live the life you want? The truth is you already have all of these things within you. Whatever you long to experience outside of you is an aspect of you wanting to be birthed! In this episode, Rima Bonario, Rev. Dr. Jane Simmons and Rev. Kelly Isola, host of Spiraling Consciousness on Unity Online Radio, join U Wake Up! to talk about their new book, Who Have You Come Here To Be? 101 Possibilities for Contemplation. Allow them to guide you through a profound journey of self-discovery.
  • Episode: The Good Life!
    Original air date: Monday, December 06, 2010
    Episode Description:
    In this episode, U Wake Up! is joined by our favorite and one of the youngest Buddhist master teachers, Joshua Paszkiewicz. At 21 years of age, he has founded his own martial arts school, the Hwa Shin Won, created his own method of Buddhist Martial Arts, and is in the process of creating the Wake Up! Dharma Center. Together we explore the ways of manifesting your great life!
  • Original air date: Monday, November 22, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Today U Wake Up! is joined by the poet Tony Plocido. Join us for an hour of beautiful prose!
  • Original air date: Monday, November 15, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Joining U Wake Up! is one of the youngest Buddhist Master Teachers, Joshua Paszkiewicz. At 21 years of age, he has founded his own school, the Hwa Shin Won, created his own method of Buddhist Martial Arts, and is in the process of creating the Wake Up! Dharma Center. Grand Master Paszkiewicz and I will explore the ways Unity and Buddhism are alike. Let’s wake up to the truths of how we are more alike than different.
  • Original air date: Monday, November 08, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Are you or a loved one struggling with a challenging and devastating medical diagnosis? If so, join U Wake Up’s special guest, cancer survivor Kate Peppler, M.A., LUT. She has turned her personal victory into a healing ministry. Learn how we can wake up and all be cancer-free.
  • Original air date: Monday, November 01, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Today U Wake Up! is joined by the spoken word artist Atypcl. His poetry is a blend of urbanism, sensuality and spirituality, which speaks to life and its varied nuances. He writes, “I don’t know what I don’t feel … so my poetry is strictly my truth being revealed.” Atypcl’s souletry will wake you up!
  • Original air date: Monday, October 25, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Today Jerry Willis and Ben Neal, band members of “Beautiful Something,” join us to talk about their new CD entitled Black Hole in a Can.
  • Original air date: Monday, October 04, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Are you looking for change in your life? Do you want to live a healthier life where you feel good, live simply, and laugh more? Do you want a healthy planet? Well, this is the program for you! Join us with special guest Ruth Canada, publisher of the magazine Natural Awakenings, as she talks about the magazine and the information in it that will wake you up to your great life!
  • Episode: Poetry By Ethik
    Original air date: Monday, September 27, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Join U Wake Up! as we introduce you to an up-and-coming poet, Ethik, for a taste of the poetry from his soon-to-be published book Ethikal Ramblings.  
  • Original air date: Monday, September 20, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Beautiful art can calm and touch your soul. That is how the art of stained-glass artist Bryan Lewis affects people. Prior to the show, we invite you to visit www.theglasspainter.com to see samples of the beauty of his work.
  • Episode: Prayed Up!
    Original air date: Monday, September 13, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Are you looking for change in your life? Do you know that there is more to life but are not sure how to change your life for the better? Author, motivational speaker and Unity minister Charline E. Manuel wrote in her book Pray Up Your Life, “You’ve heard it said, ‘Prayer changes things!’ Now you have 50 powerful prayer practices that when used, will help you create the life you were born to live.” Join us as Charline helps us wake up to the life we were born to live!
  • Original air date: Monday, August 23, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Join U Wake Up! and our special guests, documentary filmmakers Kell Kearns and Cynthia Lukas. They believe that each of us has been born to this pivotal era of human history with a purpose that, collectively, can nurture our species toward its limitless capacity for unconditional love, nonviolence, sustainability and unity in beautiful diversity. Listen to how their movies are making a difference in the world.
  • Original air date: Monday, August 16, 2010
    Episode Description:
    In his new book, Birthing a Greater Reality, our special guest, author, speaker and teacher Robert Brumet, makes the proclamation, “We are living in a new era, an era not defined by the calendar or even by world events, but by an incipient transformation of consciousness that now rests upon the horizon of our vision ... For many, this awareness is a clarion call to awakening. For some, it is a call to action.” Join use as Robert Brumet enlightens us to how we are awakening and evolving individually and globally.
  • Original air date: Monday, August 09, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Do you want to build on your ability to communicate to others, enhance your self-awareness, and strengthen your intrapersonal skills? Then you need some “improv-ments.” Ned Kelley, one of the hosts of Unity Happy Hour, is joining us as we discuss how the art of improvisation can wake you up!
  • Episode: Poetry By Nadir
    Original air date: Monday, August 02, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Join use as the powerful poet Nadir, aka Eric Sanders, lifts our hearts, expands our minds, stirs our souls, and wakes us up with his poetry.
  • Original air date: Monday, July 26, 2010
    Episode Description:
    If you love U Wake Up’s theme music, you’ll love this show! We conclude our series on spiritual understanding with a jam session. Composer and singer of “Wake Up,” inspirational, soulful and positive musician Barbara Jane Johnson, aka Jane Vixen, will be performing her soulful music live on the show, and you will be able to hear the entire song that the intro clip comes from. Let Jane Vixen’s music “Wake U Up!”
  • Episode: Quantum Reality
    Original air date: Monday, July 19, 2010
    Episode Description:
    In part 2 of our three-part series on Spiritual understanding, our special guest, author and speaker Cathy Combs will aid us in understanding spiritual Truths about ourselves. We are sacred. We are holy.
  • Original air date: Monday, July 12, 2010
    Episode Description:
    We are beginning our four-part series on understanding with our guest, author and inspirational speaker Mark Rose. We will talk about his book, Discovering Your Life's Purpose and upcoming book, Accept Happiness Now. He will give you an understanding of what a Divine purpose is and how to accept happiness now.
  • Original air date: Monday, June 28, 2010
    Episode Description:
    In part 2 of the two-part series on imagination, our special guest is the fabulous Kansas City artist Jenny Hahn. She will talk about the process of tapping into her imagination, to “co-create with a force greater than herself.” Learn how you can also use her process to create in your world.
  • Original air date: Monday, June 21, 2010
    Episode Description:
    In part 1 of our two-part series on imagination, special guest Paulette Pipe, host of Touching the Stillness, will share how prayer and meditation can expand your imagination. She will also discuss how the tool of treasure-mapping can bring your dreams to reality.

Host Bio

Rev. Crystal Muldrow
Rev. Crystal Muldrow is an ordained Unity minister and is founder and senior minister of The Unity Community for Spiritual Unfoldment (UCSU). UCSU is a web ministry designed to meet the spiritual needs of young adults, yet it is available to anyone seeking spiritual awakening. Rev. Crystal's calling is to help people wake up to their spiritual magnificence. The goal is to transform lives by changing consciousness.

In addition to her duties with UCSU, Rev. Crystal is a guest speaker at varies Unity churches throughout Missouri and Kansas, and is also an instructor for the Unity Urban Ministerial School.

Before becoming a minister, Crystal was an award-winning graphic designer, art director and associate creative director. Her specialty was publication design, creating trade and consumer magazines for Fortune 500 companies.

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