Carole Raphaelle Davis was born in London on February 17th in 1958 to a French mother and American father. She is tri-lingual and a citizen of the US and the EU. She grew up in England, Scotland, Hawaii, France, Italy and Thailand and moved to New York City as a teenager. Carole went to City University of New York and majored in Chinese Studies and Political Science. After University she attended the two-year program at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute. Carole modeled for Playboy Magazine, was Pet of the month in 1980 (under the name Tamara) and Pet of the Year runner-up for Penthouse Magazine in 1981. During that time, Carole sang in nightclubs and was a lingerie and bathing suit model for LaPerla and Playtex bras. Carole modeled for hundreds of covers of romance novels as well as appearing and singing for commercials for Pepsi and Miller Beer.
As a singer/song-writer and recording artist, Carole was signed to Warner Brother records in 1989. Her record "Heart of Gold" was produced by Nile Rodgers. Her single "Serious Money" was a Dance hit and the video was number one on BET. She toured Europe and Asia and performed in clubs throughout the US. Carole wrote the song "Slow Love" for Prince on his Grammy Award winning album Sign O' the Times." She recorded her own version of the song for Warner Brothers records. She subsequently left Warners in 1993 and moved to Atlantic Records, where she self-produced and wrote the album "I'm No Angel." As a song-writer, Carole made a publishing deal, signing with MCA. She was signed to Sony France for Europe.
Davis is also a writer. Her script "Amnesia of the Heart" was bought by DreamWorks. She also co-wrote animated series for Klasky-Scupo "Mean Girls." Carole wrote a series of articles on anti-Semitism in Europe for The Jewish Journal. As a novelist, she is the author of critically acclaimed "The Diary of Jinky, Dog of a Hollywood Wife," a non-fiction humor book about Hollywood excess and human status anxiety written from the point of view of a death-row dog. She is an investigative journalist for American Dog Magazine for which she has written a series of articles about cruelty in the pet trade. She is a contributor to Animal Wellness Magazine, FetchDog.com, Fido Friendly Magazine and has appeared numerous times on CNN as an animal welfare contributor. Carole has an animal welfare column on Newsvine.com and is the author of a popular Hollywood Dog blog.
Carole is the West coast Director of the Companion Animal Protection Society, a national non-profit organization that investigates puppy mills and pet stores. She leads the anti-puppy mill movement in Los Angeles.
From the French Riviera we talk with Emmy Award Winning Comedy Writer Kevin Rooney and Activist/Journalist/Actress Carol Davis about Syria, Egypt, Freud, Man vs. Woman, Democracy, America’s Defense Industry, Flatulence, Tourists, Marriage, Americans, War, and Flatulence.
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Mother Jones Columnist Tom Philpott talks to us about about Monsanto, GMOs, Organic Farming and why our food is killing us. For five years, Tom Philpott servedas a columnist, food editor, and senior food writer for the online environmental site Grist. He’s a cofounder of Maverick Farms, a center for sustainable food education in Valle Crucis, North Carolina. Before moving to the farm in 2004, Philpott worked as a financial journalist in Mexico City and New York, most recently writing daily dispatches on the stock market as equity research editor for Reuters.com. His work on food politics has appeared in Newsweek, Gastronomica, and TheGuardian. Maverick Farms has been featured in Gourmet and the New York Times, and in September 2008, Food & Wine named Philpott one of “ten innovators” who “will continue to shape the culinary consciousness of our country for the next 30 years.” In 2011, he was a finalist for a James Beard Foundation Journalism Award—the “Oscars of the food world,” as Time put it—in the “Food-Related Columns and Commentary” category.
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The NRA is a non profit 501C-3 with tax exempt status granted by the IRS. The tax exempt status is predicated on the NRA promising never to endorse a candidate or lobby a public official. Carole Rafael Davis exposes the litany of IRS violations committed by the NRA. Also Eddie Pepitone gets cheap Freudian analysis.
Originally broadcast October 12, 2012. Biden wins! Also why Martha Raddatz is so much better than Jim Lehrer. Emmy Award Winning Comedy Writer Kevin Rooney and Carole Rafael Davis on Paul Ryan’s embarrassing performance. Plus Will Ryan And The Cactus County Cowboys.
Senator Ted Lieu authored the new landmark California legislation forbidding “reparative therapy which attempts to change someone’s sexual orientation. It was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown this week, and Senator Lieu joins us. Then Obama’s sluggish debate performance with Emmy award winning comedy writer Kevin Rooney and Author Carol Rafael Davis.