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  FRANK SHEFTEL  

Frank Sheftel

Frank Sheftel is a native of Hollywood California. Growing up in the San Fernando Valley and attending Grant High School and L.A.Valley College. His family has been in the Candy Business for 2 generations and own The Candy Factory in North Hollywood for 35 years. They are known as the Candymaker to The Stars.

Candy Factory made Michael Jackson & Lisa Marie Presley's wedding favors and also the chocolates Tom Hanks eats in Forrest Gump, among many other Hollywood projects. Frank has been involved in the political arena of L.A. Including running for City Council and advocating for Valley City-hood. Frank has served on the Board of the Thalians, a charity headed by Debbie Reynolds and Ruta Lee, devoted to Mental Health Issues.

Frank also writes a monthly column in the Tolucan Times. The Candy Factory is currently in development of a reality show featuring The entire Sheftel Family including Frank and his parents, sister and niece. Documenting their adventures as Hollywood Chocolatiers.

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  KIM YARBROUGH  
Kim Yarbrough

A veteran actress and singer, originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Kim Yarbrough captivated TV audiences the world over during her splash on Season 2 of NBC's "THE VOICE".

She has been an Angeleno since the year 2000, enjoying a dream career performing alongside icons such as Dennis Quaid, Danny deVito, Loretta Devine, Jim Belushi, Katy Segal, Betty White, Kenny Loggins, Tyler Perry, Della Reese and Stevie Wonder.

Major TV credits include "2 Broke Girls", "HOT in CLEVELAND", "BONES" "New Girl" and recurring appearances on "Dexter" & "CONAN". Kim currently appears as a regular guest star as "Madame LaBuef" on the hit Nickelodeon show, "Haunted Hathaways", and her vocals have been regularly featured on the score for the FX show, "Sons of Anarchy".

Major stage credits include "One Night With Janis Joplin", "Ain't Misbehavin'", "Once On This Island", the original cast of "Nuncrackers" and "The Women of Brewster Place", which won two Ovation Awards, and NAACP Theater Nomination for Best Lead Actress.

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Sunday, October 19, 2014
The Wedding of Sunny and Stephen, officiated by Gloria Allred

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Sunday, October 12, 2014
 
Sunday, October 5, 2014

"Writer, blogger & chef, Greg Cope White is one of Frank & Kim's guests on this fun packed show.  FRANK TALK also hosts guests Craig Taggart & Chris Pudlo, producers of the hilarious comedy sketch stage show, "Rise 'N' Shine with Bette & Juliet".  Greg discusses his new book, "The Pink Marine" and his recent appearance competing as a chef on TNT's new show, "On the Menu".  Craig and Chris talk about their Halloween-themed show and how it evolved from their previous comedy show, "Hollywould-Coulda-Shoulda".  Social media gaffes, and how to tastefully present social issues as writers in stage and television are among the hot topics on today's show.  The group also taste-tests & rates new store shelf bakery items."

 
Sunday, September 28, 2014

FRANK TALK welcomes Steven Mislove to talk about his upcoming nuptials to Sunny Susan on the FIRST LA Talk Radio on-air wedding, officiated by Dr. Gloria Allred, Esq.  Steven and Frank share stories of their trips to Europe during their long-time friendship, and Steven & Sunny's honeymoon plans.  Frank discusses his attendance at the "Hero Dog Awards" gala and the underlying stories of the winning pets.  

Sunday, September 21, 2014
Frank & Kim interview two of the most prolific session singers in the music business. Listen to the story behind how Tony Orlando & Dawn got started; funny music legend stories; and how "The Vincent Sisters" have evolved, survived and are still standing strong after decades of great music. Hear their newest tune, currently a big hit in Europe, on "FRANK TALK"!
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Frank & Kim talk with Actress Susan Olson (Cindy Brady) about her new line of Candy Crap, called "Kitty Crap" & "Puppy Poop", created in conjunction with "The Candy Factory" in North Hollywood and how the idea of Candy Crap came about. Susan talks about her history with rehabilitating rescue animals, her affiliation with "Precious Paws" & "Kitten Rescue", and her upcoming rescue fundraisers at "Hamburger Mary's" and "Rocket Fizz". FRANK TALK also announces a FIRST for LA Talk Radio, the On-Air Wedding of Steven Mislove. Frank & Kim invite Steven to chat with them about his upcoming wedding. "The Smokehouse" is featured on Frank & Kim's restaurant review this week.
Sunday, September 7, 2014

Frank & Kim discuss the national and local news coverage surrounding the life and death of Joan Rivers. Other topics discussed include the lure of Facebook, social media etiquette, instances of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge gone wrong, and old Hollywood history stories.

 
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Frank interviews his co-host Kim Yarbrough about her very first full album since being a Season 2 Finalist on "The Voice".  Frank also interviews special guest and producer of Kim's highly-anticipated album, ;Ned Albright. FRANK TALK debuts Kim's soon-to-be-released singles, "Family Tree" and "Born Under A Bad Sign".  Kim and Ned tell some great stories about the ten-year evolution of the new album, their path as song writers and longtime friends, and his role as a music producer.
Sunday, August 24, 2014

FRANK TALK interviews the legendary E News and entertainment correspondent, Steve Kmetko, his extensive career in Hollywood and what he's up to currently.  Steve discusses his favorite (and not so favorite) celeb interviews and TV shows, and how television and entertainment journalism has changed in the last several years.  Frank and Kim also discuss the recent 6.0 Earthquake in San Francisco, the beheading of the American journalist James Foley and the unrest in Iraq.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

FRANK TALK interviews civil rights attorney Gloria Allred about officiating not only her first marriage, but first gay marriage in Hollywood. Related topics discussed include Proposition 8, DOMA and marriage equality issues as they vary state by state.  Allred also gives an quick update on her lawsuit involving Donald Sterling.  Frank reads excerpts from Stephen Tako's book "Motivated to Act".  Frank and Kim discuss the recent deaths of Lauren Bacall and Robin Williams.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Frank & Kim interview 'Oscar' from "The Walking Dead", Vincent M. Ward.  Vince discusses the evolution of his career since his move to Hollywood in 2000 and his current acting and writing projects.  Kim, Frank and Vince also discuss their experience at the Teen Choice Awards Gifting Suite in Hollywood and hilarious social media pet peeves.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Frank and Kim interview City Council Candidate, Joan Pelico about her accomplishments in District 5 as Chief of Staff to Paul Koretz, and her plans for the City of Los Angeles if elected to District 4.  Issues and Topics discussed:  City infrastructure and departmental responsiveness, campaign finance reform, and views on the state of medical marijuana clinics.

 
Sunday, July 27, 2014

FRANK TALK interviews "Happy Days" singer/songwriter Bobby Arvon about his early start in the music business and his upcoming concert and cruise ship schedule in September.  Kim Yarbrough introduces her violin Ariel to the listening audience.  Kim and Frank discuss aspects of the world of string instruments, and how Kim got started as a young violinist.  Kim serenades everyone with a few samples of her violin playing.  Frank and Kim discuss the new marriage and dating reality shows.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Frank and Kim welcome in-studio guest, City Council District 4 contender, Fred Mariscal to discuss issues and problems unique to District 4.  Legendary actress, dancer (and District 4 resident), Ruta Lee calls in to pose some tough questions to candidate Mariscal about plans to restructure, repair and improve Laurel Canyon Blvd.  Kim and Frank also discuss his "Willie Wonka" candy hijinks of the week.

Sunday, July 13, 2014
Frank and Kim interview actress/singer/model Elvia Paloma Phelps, discussing her upcoming cabaret show and modeling The Candy Factory's new clothing line, "Candy Couture". FRANK TALK also talks with Jay Erwin, and the smash opening night of the El Portal Theatre's "Always Patsy Cline", starring Carter Calvert (Patsy Cline) and Sally Struthers (Louise Seeger). Frank and Kim also discuss current hot-topic sports scandals.
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Friend of the show and child actor, Johnny Whitaker (Family Affair) talks with Frank and Kim about his current projects as a Drug Counselor and his advocacy work in Washington for those with substance abuse disorders.  Johnny also talks of his days as a child actor working on the hit show "Family Affair", working with Sid and Marty Kroft, and his recent acting projects.
 
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Sunday, December 29, 2013
FRANK TALK'S new co-host contest continues. My special co-host is Producer/Director/Writer Jeff Cutler and our guest her husband Creative Arts Temple Rabbi Jerry Cutler. We talk movies and catch up with Jeff and talk about her early days producing the Chabad Telethon & the Suzanne Sommers Show.
Sunday, December 22, 2013
The new co-host contest continues as I welcome Jason Aula to the show. Jason is a political activist and s candidate for Long Beach City Council District # 1. We talk about everything from immigration to medical marijuana.
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Frank Talk's new co-host contest continues with guest Co-host Actor/Producer Paul Howard. His new projects can be seen at getpaulhoward.com. We talk about everything from new movies to the etiquette of cell phone use. Great show. A definite contender for co- host.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Friend of the show Michael Higby joins Frank as co-host. Politics are the subject of the day and a call in from Rita of ST to discuss the homeless issue. Michael is trying very hard to get his old co- host position back and doing a good job. Listen in.
 
Sunday, November 24, 2013
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Sunday, November 3, 2013
FRANK TALK co-host contestant Michael Stern joins me at the mic. Michael's book "I had a Ball" about his life with Lucy is the topic. Our special guests are Lucie Arnaz Luckinbill and Wanda Clark, Lucy's longtime secretary. If you love Lucy you'll love this show.
 
Sunday, October 27, 2013
FRANK TALK starts its new co-host contest with special guest co-host Indira Milini Kahn, daughter of 10 time Grammy award winning singer Chaka Kahn. Milini shares her stories of growing up with a celebrity mom. We also welcome special guest former Mayor Richard Riordan. He shares stories of being Mayor of Los Angeles and discusses his foundation.
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Frank & Tai welcome Reva Solomon as a guest. She is a life coach and event planner and tour manager. She shares advice on how to live a good life. Great show and Tai's last show as my co-host.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Frank & Tai welcome Welcome Councilman and former Police Chief Bernard Parks to the show. He reminds Tai that they met in the late 70s at Parker center when her father a police sergeant brought her to work to meet his fellow officers. We discuss the city and what direction we are heading. We talk about marijuana and the city's enforcement of prop D.
Sunday, October 6, 2013
Tai is on assignment for Omg-Insider so special guest co-host is Author-Actress-Activist-Model Kira Reed Lorsch. Frank and Kira are joined by Home & Family Hosts Cristina Ferrare & Mark Steines. They share with us what fun they have on the set and some of their favorite guests including Kenny Rogers.
 
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Frank & Tai look forward to interviewing former chief of police and current councilman Bernard Parks. But he wasn't home!! So we got a special call in from former councilman and TV journalist Bill Rosendahl. He shared with us how much he enjoyed his time as councilman and is pleased with his successor.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
it's Tai's Birthday today! In studio guest is Bass player extraordinaire Neil Stubenhaus. And just back from a reading of his new musical in NYC is Curtis Rhodes. And lots and lots of special birthday greetings for Tai from callers including her partner on ice Randy Gardner, singer Taka Boom, actor John Whittaker, and all the way from Kuala Lumpur John Grimshaw to name a few. A great show!
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Fresh off the plane from Atlantic City and the oldest candy show in the country, Frank & Tai talk about their trip and discuss all the great new confections they discovered at the Candy Show.
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Frank & Tai are on location in Atlantic City and call in to check up on special guest host blogger Michael Higby. Michael holds down the fort and talks with some of the politically connected of Los Angeles. Always a pleasure having Michael sitting in as host.
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Child actor and activist Paul Petersen is our special guest. He shares stories of his days in Hollywood as a child and how he has been an avid proponent of child actors rights in the entertainment industry.
 
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Frank & Tai welcome Lucille Ball's #1 fan Michael Stern and we talk with Legendary comedian Joanne Worley about the upcoming Actors and Others for Animals fundraiser hosted by Fred Willard. Joanne shares behind the scenes stories of her time on Laugh-in.
Sunday, August 18, 2013
We are joined by comedy legend Rip Taylor for some fun laughs. And a new segment called Mystery caller has Tai trying to guess who's on the other line. Listen in and hear the mystery caller stump Tai.
Sunday, August 11, 2013
It's a flash back show as we welcome "Eddie Munster" Butch Patrickto the show. Butch and his sister Michelle fill us in on growing up in the 60s TV era. Lidsvill by Sid & Marty Kroft is also a topic of conversation. Butch has gone in to all kinds of great things including Solar energy and "Keys to my Castle" a company making keys as art. A great show.
Sunday, August 4, 2013
Frank & Tai are joined by special guest, Promoter/Event Planner to the Stars Brian Rabin. He tells us all about how he went from skater to party promoter and throwing parties for all the A listers. We discuss our last weeks show and all the yummy food we had.
 
Sunday, July 28, 2013
FRANK & TAI TALK GO ON LOCATION! We report live from Barbara Lazaroff's Cal Spirit Wine and Food Festival. We roam the event talking about all the incredible food we are tasting and all the famous people we are seeing. We interview Sherry Lansing about her co-hosting the event and talk to Barbara Lazaroff about this event being in its 29th year raising money for the American Cancer Society.
Sunday, July 21, 2013
We welcome Julie Esposito back to the show. She talks about her upcoming show at the Gardenia Room. Also flash back to the Brady Bunch and cousin Oliver. Robbie Rist becomes a friend Frank & Tai Talk. Robbie talks about being a part of TV history with Sharknado.
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Frank & Tai consider adding this Shows guest as our new co/host. The incredibly talented Barbara Lazaroff of Spago's and Wolfgang Pucks and so many more fine eateries joins us in studio with some incredible food from Spago's. Barbara shares how she came from humble beginnings in NY to become the Restauranteur to the Stars. A delicious show.
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Frank & Tai talk with Author/Activist/Playboy Hostess/Philanthropist Kira Reed Lorsch. Kira shares her story about her book Score. About her latest projects including trips to Washington and abroad. We end with a brief shout out from our friend Rip Taylor.
 
Sunday, June 30, 2013
Frank & Tai talk with former Miss America and actress Lee Meriwether and her daughter Kyle Aletter. Lee shares her stories of bring Cat Women on the 60s TV show Batman. Also her time as the first Today Show Girl. Kyle shares her stories of growing up in Hollywood with a celebrity mother. And listen in to find out what Lee's mother told her she'd do if Lee won her first Beauty Pageant. And listen to the whole show to hear Comedian Rip Taylor at the end.
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Frank & Tai welcome actor Richard Hatch. Not to be confused with the Richard Hatch from Survivor (we talk with Richard about this). The "original" Richard Hatch is best known for his Roles in Streets of San Francisco and Battlestar Galactica. His stories of the early days in Hollywood & his NY soap opera days are fascinating.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Frank & Tai talk with Family Affair & Sigmund & The Sea Monster Star Johnny Whittaker. He shares Hollywood stories and talks about the award he's receiving in washington next week on behalf of the recovery organization he works with. We also talk to 2 Time Tony Winner Dale Badway producer of Pippin. And Rip Taylor and Johnny share some laughs.
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Michael Higby and Suzanne Lauer sit in for Frank & Tai while they report live from the Actors Fund Tony Awards Party. A great show.
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Frank & Tai welcome Dateline NBC correspondent Josh Mankiewicz to the show. Josh shares stories of his families history in Hollywood and how he came to be at Dateline for 18 years. He has covered everyone from Michael Jackson to OJ Simpson and recently Jodi Arias. Lots of great conversation.
 
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Legendary actress Ruta Lee shares her memories of Hollywood. How thrillied she was that Lucille Ball called her "Ruta Lee the ...." You'll have to listen to hear the rest of the interview. And Rip Taylor leaves a special message for Ruta and Tai & Frank on his outgoing message machine.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Tai fills us in on her trip to New York to honor Joe Namath. We interview sex siren movie icon Mamie Van Doren. She entertains us with stories of the old movie days and all the different stars she's appeared with. We also talk with Gil Garcetti father of our new Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Our Mother's Day show. Tai and Frank talk about the new candy line Tai Treats and all the upcoming events, including opening night at the Hollywood Bowl and the Tony Awards. We briefly talk about the upcoming elections and Tai's trip back east to honor Joe Namath. Frank talks about Academy award winner Jon Voight stopping by the Tai Treats shop for some gifts for his grandkids.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
We have a great interview with Hollywood legend, gossip reporter Rona Barrett and discuss her latest project the Golden Inn retirement community in Santa Barbara. We also have actor and author of the children's book the Adventures of Charlie Bubbles, Paul Carafotes.
 
Sunday, April 28, 2013
my co-host Tai and I interview Actor Paul Howard about his new project Picnic Area 11. We chat about all kinds of fun stuff and then hear from our buddy Rip Taylor.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Politics are the topic as we discuss the election with ADA David Berger about the upcoming election. We check in with our roving reporter Rip Taylor. He chad is with his quick wit and hilarious jokes.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
On the show Councilman and former LAPD Chief Bernie Park discusses issues of the city and the upcoming election. We discuss the myths of medical marijuana and how the city will enforce regulations. We talk briefly with former ADA David Berger. My special guests in studio are Mayor Sam blogger Michael Higby and former LA Daily news editor Ron Kaye.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Very special guests on FRANK TALK Olympic Skater Tai Babilonia and Singer-Writer-Atty Julie Esposito join Frank at the desk for some great conversation. 6 degrees of separation are the topic as Tai, Julie & Frank discuss their connections to Playboy and politics. Tai and Frank discover they were both born at the same Hospital on Sunset blvd in Hollywood. A great show!
 
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Thomas DeLorenzo talks with Frank about his work as an aids activist and going back to Law School at 50 and the hurdles of being HIV positive and trying to get insurance as a student. Also Samuel Collie reports from Miami.
Sammy is an 18 year old up and coming singer who recently performed with 10 time Grammy winner Chaka Khan on the beaches of Miami.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
FRANK TALK is thrilled to welcome on the show Jerry "The Beaver" Mathers. Frank & Jerry talk about the history of Leave it To Beaver and how Jerry landed the iconic role of Theodore "Beaver" Cleaver. Jerry talks about working on Broadway, his friendship with Alfred Hitchcock and his battle with Diabetes. Frank also talks about attending Chaka Khan's 60th birthday party.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Special guests Michael Stern author of I Had A Ball about his friendship with Lucille Ball. Also Christopher Gaida author of Arm Candy the stories of his times as a red carpet escort. And once more Singer Taka Boom joins me as co-host. Very fun show with lots of surprises.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Guest Co-host Taka Boom joins Frank and discusses her long music career and they play some snippets of her hit songs. Callers from NYC & Miami Florida call in. Topics include what it's like to grid up in the shadows of celebrity sibling. Taka's sister is Chaka Khan (Franks old girlfriend).
You have to listen in to hear all the juicy details.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Special co-host music star Taka Boom joins Frank behind the mic. They talk politics with special call in guests Assistant Distrtct Atty David Berger, Mayor Sam blogger Michael Higby and Kevin James campaign consultant Lydia Grant. FRANK TALK regular Rip Taylor filled us in about the latest in Hollywood and had us laughing. Idrea Lippmann of Lucky You resale shop a possible sponsor phones in and wished us luck on our premiere show.

 

 
 
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