Genre: Talk

The Home Business Success Show

The Home Business Success Show

The Home Business Success Show

Hank Eder, host

Host Hank Eder explores the world of home business owners and entrepreneurs. Each week, Hank interviews successful owners of home businesses, who share dos and don’ts, best practices, mindsets for success, and how they set up the day-to-day efficiencies of a successful home business.

Tune in every Friday morning at 10 am on WPVM FM 103.7, or streaming worldwide at

“The Empowered Whistleblower”

“The Empowered Whistleblower”

Dawn Westmoreland–“The Empowered Whistleblower Radio Show”

Dawn’s Bio:

In 1992, Dawn reported a high-level leader in the United States Air Force for unethical and illegal behavior. She incurred abusive retaliation for her fearless boldness. Despite death threats and a demotion, Dawn persevered in standing up for herself. Her story of bravery was used by the Air Force as training in a Senior Noncommissioned Leadership course.

In 2013, Dawn reported her former managers at the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) for nepotism and racial discrimination. Again, Dawn was retaliated against for being a whistleblower. She was harassed and placed on administrative leave for over 100 days. When the Department of Veteran Affairs cut off her paychecks, Dawn eventually lost her house.

Exhaustion overcame her and she passed out two times in her workplace. Ultimately, she was ambulanced twice and voluntarily was placed in the VA Medical Center’s mental health ward.  One of Dawn’s greatest “aha” moments occurred while she was recovering.

She realized that she didn’t have to feel like a victim. She stood her ground and held her bullies accountable as she filed charges against her former managers at the VA with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). She later settled without signing a non-disclosure agreement.

Dawn believes that employees and employers deserve to work in safe and respectful work environments. Since 2013, Dawn launched a consulting business, wrote several books, and became a podcaster and a radio talk show host. Dawn’s work has been recognized and lauded by activist, Erin Brockovich, The Concerned Veterans for America organization, and the Christian Science Monitor. Sharing her expertise in how to create respectful work environments, Dawn has been featured on Access 21 TV and over 100 radio/podcast shows.

You can learn more about her work at


(Scroll down below the interviews to learn more about the show)

Felix Nater, one of the leading workplace violence consultants in the U.S., and I discuss workplace violence and ways to mitigate it, along with strategies for companies to employ to keep their employees safe in the workplace.


Keith Black, an employment attorney/HR director, and I discuss how workplace investigations can mitigate lawsuits, help employee/employer engagement, and help a company be more productive. You can reach him at and

You can learn more about my work and mission at


Each week, Dawn Westmoreland discusses workplace issues with her guest experts, every Thursday at 4:30 p.m. EST, she talks about workplace conflicts, bullying in the workplace, equality and discrimination issues, leadership, engagement, and resiliency in the workplace. Dawn has nearly 30 years in Human Resources.  She is a certified Life Coach through iPEC, an HR consultant, advanced consulting hypnotist, speaker, mediator, and also is a podcaster on Mental Health News Radio. Dawn is a retired Air Force veteran after serving 20 years in the United States and Europe.

She became passionate about her work after exposing perceived racial and nepotism in her former federal job. Dawn understands what it feels like to be bullied in the workplace and it’s her mission to help employees and employers create psychologically safe and respectful work environments.

She has interviewed popular guests, such as Erin Brockovich. Dawn was sent to Washington, D.C. to educate Senators about the abuse of “Whistleblowers”, and she was featured in the Christian Science Monitor for her mission to help people have respectful work environments.

She provided advice on a TV special in Charlotte, NC, on Solutions to Workplace Bullying and Discrimination. It was a popular watched show in November 2018. It reinforced the idea that people are looking for respect and civility where they work.

Dawn’s hobbies are working in her garden, traveling, writing, and doting on her kitty cat (Smudge).



Laura WagenknechtIN AWE (Inspiring & Advancing Women’s Excellence) hostess Laura Wagenecht talks about all aspects of women in business. The show will cover various topics, ranging from climbing the ladder to success, sexism, racism, agism, being a female entrepreneur, being the only woman in the room, to trying to be superwoman and parent children and work full-time, women’s bias against other women, women in the military, and women in a variety of industries. The guests will be from all walks of life and share their stories to help other women advance their professional journey. Stay tuned on Thursday morning’s at 9:00 a.m. on WPVM 103.7!

Laura’s Story
Laura has been facing obstacles simply for being female since she was 10 years old. She encountered the first obstacle when she wanted to play baseball in the little league but was denied simply for being a girl. At that point, her father stepped in and she got permission to participate in the team. But then again, after playing for three years she was excluded again from advancing to the Pee Wee league just because of her sex.

Despite all difficulties, Laura has climbed the ladder to success and held many different leadership positions, including being an Executive Director/CEO of an organization. Because of this experience, she knows how tough it is to be in lower-, middle-, and upper-management – each bringing their own set of challenges.

During her 37 years in the workplace, she observed how women were treated and how the “rules” were applied differently to men vs women. Even amongst women, there was a lack of support for other female colleagues. Laura decided that she had to do something about it and became a Certified Executive Coach to help advance women in the workplace.

With these all-around experiences, Laura is a thought leader in helping women become the very best of themselves.

Laura Wagenknecht, MSW, CEC
Chief Executive
Mosaic Business Consulting, LLC
Phone: (828) 338-2833


Interview with Marcy Gallagher with Kilwins Chocolates, Fudge & Ice Cream!


Interview with Davyne Dial, General Manager of WPVM, 103.7!

Exploration with Michio Kaku

Exploration with Michio Kaku

Exploration with Michio Kaku, is an hour long radio program on science, technology, politics, and the environment. It is broadcast each week on WBAI New York City (99.5 FM), and re-aired on stations across the country via the Ku National Radio Satellite. Exploration can also be heard worldwide as a live streaming simulcast by various national terrestrial radio stations and online archive curated by KPFA Berkeley (94.1 FM) and Pacifica Foundation Radio.

The World According to Mark (Live)

The World According to Mark (Live)

The images of a hyper-agitated mob storming the Capitol building, smashing windows, assaulting police, all in the name of President Trump will be an enduring one for years to come.
Today on “The World According to Mark” Mark Lieberman interviewed Mark Gibney, the Belk Distinguished Professor at UNC Asheville and an Affiliated Professor at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute in Lund, Sweden. Professor Gibney and Mark Lieberman talk about the insurrection, including the challenges to the election, the attempt to overturn the results, incitement and sedition allegations.
Also, you will hear them discuss whether impeachment, the 25th Amendment or other legal measures should be used to address what some have called a “coup.”  Listen below.


Today Mark Lieberman talked to Gray Jernigan, Southern Regional Director of MountainTrue and Hartwell Carson, French Broad Riverkeeper. MountainTrue is Western North Carolina’s oldest grassroots environmental non-profit supporting communities and natural resources in 23 counties. MountainTrue advocates for clean water and air, resilient forests, sensible land use, and clean energy. Did you know that the French Broad River is considered to be one of the oldest rivers in the world after the Nile in Egypt and the New River, closer to home West Virginia? A less impressive fact is that the French Broad River has a persistent E. Coli problem, which water testing shows consistently fails to meet EPA standards adversely affecting safety for many outdoor activities, including swimming, bathing, surfing, water skiing, tubing, and other water-contact activities. Listen below.


Today Mark Lieberman talked to Democrat Julie Mayfield who was elected to the North Carolina Senate from District 49 in a convincing victory over her Republican opponent, Republican Bob Penland. The 49th District encompasses parts of Asheville and much of Buncombe County. Julie Mayfield has described herself as a “practical progressive” a description that served her well as a Asheville City Council member and co-director of MountainTrue, WNC’s largest environmental nonprofit. However, now she prepares to take her seat in a state legislature with Republican majorities who have been criticized for failing to move forward on a whole range of issues, including Medicaid expansion. The challenges are different. Julie explains how she hopes that without a veto-proof majority in either chamber, both House and Senate Republicans and Democrats will be forced to work together to address healthcare, education, broadband expansion, transportation and more.  Listen below.


Today Mark talked to Bob Williford, President, Henderson County Chamber of Commerce and Brittany Brady, President & CEO, Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development.  Both are representatives of the Chamber and the Partnership for Economic Development provide programs and services designed to promote the local Henderson County economy.
Learn about how these two organizations are benefiting the region and providing important support to businesses and their owners and employees. Collectively they are the glue that is helping to hold things together for businesses, residents, and tourists during these challenging times. Find out how they are doing it and what their plans are for economic development that will restore, revitalize, and provide innovative support as the grip of the pandemic on Western North Carolina recedes.  Listen below.


Today Mark interviewed Anthony (Tony) Palermo, playwright, award-winning radio performer, dramatist, educator and master sound effects artist. Palermo has produced dramas and workshops for broadcast, stage, and schools created a radio show version of the Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol.” The popular holiday favorite, is available on demand through January 2nd performed by actors of the Hendersonville Community Theatre.  Tony Palermo explains and actually illustrates how through the magic of sound effects, theaters across the country, including the Hendersonville Community Theatre can provide exciting entertainment at a time when live venue shows are not available.  Listen below.


Today Mark Lieberman talked to Kit Cramer who is President & CEO Asheville Chamber of Commerce. Prior to arriving in Asheville, Kit was President of the International Downtown Association in Washington, DC and worked at the Charlotte Chamber for 17 years in all areas of chamber work. Kit talked about the impact of the pandemic on the economy in Asheville, what we can expect in the coming months, and what Asheville will look like as a tourist destination and business center.
Kit also talked about the recent announcement that Pratt & Whitney, a division of Raytheon Technologies Corp., plans to invest approximately $650 million through 2027 in a new Buncombe County manufacturing facility.  Listen below!


Mark talked with Sophie Mills, Professor in the Department of Classics University of North Carolina Asheville. Professor Mills, who before coming to UNCA, taught the classics at Oxford and Bristol Universities has been instrumental in bringing to life
through two (2) virtual programs the play by Sophocles, “Antigone”, a classic example of Greek tragedy.
Has the Trump era been a modern take on an ancient Greek tragedy? What can “”Antigone”, a Greek tragedy written in the middle of the fifth century B.C., teach us about what we have witnessed for the last 4 years during the Trump era and what we are still witnessing as the current President and his supporters struggle with accepting his defeat. Listen below.



In the aftermath of the general election, Mark Lieberman and his guest on “The World According to Mark” Rob Schofield, the Director of Research at North Carolina Policy Watch discussed what happened in the 2020 Election, who got it wrong, flaws in our electoral process, the partisan divide and where we go from here. NC Policy Watch is a project of the North Carolina Justice Center, is a news and commentary outlet dedicated to informing the public — including elected officials as they debate important issues. Listen to the interview below.



Mark Lieberman interviewed UNCA Professor Mark Gibney on The World According to Mark. Mark Gibney talked about the way our Supreme Court works, ways it could be improved and what to expect from decisions nine Justices will render in the months ahead.  What’s in store for America in light of the 6-3, conservative-liberal split among the sitting Justices ?  Listen below.



Today Mark Lieberman interviewed Jackie Simms on The World According to Mark. Jackie is affiliated with The Dogwood Health Trust and the founder of The Ethical Humanist Society. Dogwood has “a compelling vision for dramatically improving the health, equity and well-being of the people and communities of Western North Carolina.” This is an inspiring interview. Listen to the interview below.



Concerned or confused about the Electoral College? This week Mark Lieberman interviewed Patrick Rosenstiel, chairman of the center-left Institute for Research on Presidential Elections and its advocacy arm, National Popular Vote, a movement to end-run the Electoral College without a constitutional amendment.
Mr. Rosenstiel has visited 45 states on behalf of National Popular Vote, lobbying state legislatures to enter into an “interstate compact” and agree to send their electoral votes to the winner of the most ballots cast in a presidential election, whether or not that candidate wins an outright majority. The National Popular Vote bill would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes across all 50 states and the District of Columbia.  Listen below.




BLAINESWORLD is a weekly show that airs on Wednesdays from 9-10 a.m. and is rebroadcast on Saturdays at the same time on WPVM/103.7. And if the internet is working, you’ll also be able to see the show on Facebook Live. … It focuses on the Asheville theatre scene, as well as on positive news and information about both people and organizations in the area. Host Blaine Greenfield is a CEO: Chief Encouragement Officer with over 40 years of experience as a college professor/business consultant. He also publishes a weekly blog, BLAINESWORLD, that can be obtained for free by sending an email to: and putting SUBSCRIPTION in the subject line.


Note: What follows are the most recent shows. For older show, please click:


BLAINESWORLD show, 12.30.20
BLAINESWORLD show, 12.30.20: (first half), Mike Yow, actor/author, and Karen Yow, actor/director; (second half) .. Dillon Giles, actor, and Audrey Wells. actor


BLAINESWORLD show, 12.23.20
BLAINESWORLD show, 12.23.20: Guests: (first half), Andrew Gallant, acting teacher/actor/director/playwright, Green Shirt Studio; and (second half) Erinn Dearth, founder/ executive director, First Flight Entertainment; and Dan Beckmann, artistic director, Spring Theatre.



BLAINESWORLD SHOW, 12.16.2020: (first half), Melissa Steginus, productivity and wellness specialist and author of EVERYDAY MINDFULNESS; (second half) Stephanie Nusbaum, director, Shared Radiance Performing Arts Company.


BLAINESWORLD show, 12.9.2020

BLAINESWORLD show, 12.9.2020: Guests: Maria Buchanan, actor and owner/maker, The Sudsery Soap Studio; and (second half) Willie Repoley, artistic director, Immediate Theatre Project.


BLAINESWORLD show, 12.2.20

BLAINESWORLD show, 12.2.20. Guests: (first half), Laurie Richardone, founder/developer, A taste for all Seasons; and (second half) Cory Miller, aka Dj RaZoR, and Paul Gerber. aka DJ Broadway–both DJs with 4Dreamerz Entertainment.


BLAINESWORLD show, 11.25.20
BLAINESWORLD show, 11.25.20. Guests: (first half) Sandy Howard, Sharon Lewis, Nita Smith and Alec Fehl, members of Deep River; and (second half) Dr. Kenneth Eggert, professor of Music Composition & Theory, Brevard College.


BLAINESWORLD: 11.18.2020

BLAINESWORLD show, 11.18.20, Guests: (first half) Kevin Jameson,CEO and founder of Dementia Society of America; and (second half) Kay Wise, host, The Magnetic Theatre’s Playreading Club.


BLAINESWORLD: 11.11.2020

BLAINESWORLD show for 11.11.20: Guests: (first half) Liz Aiello, actress/singer and voiceover artist; and (second half) Johanna Hagarty, marketing and development consultant, Western Women’s Business Center.


BLAINESWORLD: 11.04.2020

BLAINESWORLD show: 11.4.20. Guests: (first half) Barb McKenzie, professional organizer; and (second half) Dave Carr, HR consultant for the city of Asheville.


Previous BlainesWorld Shows