Our Leadership Team

KarieJo Ferrell

Blogmaster, Broadcaster

I love to talk! And, that love to talk is truly a love of good conversation. Some people think before they talk, but I talk (and write) in order to think. Music has always been a huge part of my life — I have a record collection that spans the ranges from Alice Cooper to Barry Manilow, The Oak Ridge Boys to the Beastie Boys, Antonio Carlos Jobim to Julio Iglesias Jr, and if I have any “regrets” it would be that I didn’t pursue dancing and that I don’t have a talent for singing. I also love reading, watching movies and rainy days.


Peppino Bianco

Broadcaster, Composer, Cultural Commentator

Raised in both the insular environment of a first generation family of Sicilian immigrants and the wonderfully rich “outside” world of, what I consider, the USA’s version of the Italian Renaissance (the wonderful moments of the 1960s that shaped the country and the world in a positive manner), I am a former professional musician, voyeur of life, bon vivant, cynic and social “critic”. I have 61years on the planet and am still learning, enjoying and being amazed at what this journey on our “third stone from the sun” has to offer. My interests in music, film, books, sports and science are only the tip of the iceberg.  I tend to agree in principle with a phrase from science fiction writer Robert Heinlein, “specialization is for insects” … except on rare occasions! What interests me most, however, is contributing to the well-being and betterment of our planet and all creatures that dwell under our star-filled skies. One day I hope to finally see a star-filled sky when I get far enough away from the city and its light pollution.