Tuesday and Wednesday 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Hosted by: Giullian Gioiello and Ben Starr
Web Site: http://www.thepositivemind.com
Ben Starr, co-host/producer: For his tenth birthday, Ben received a clock-radio which started a lifelong love affair with radio. He joined The Positive Mind from WQXR, where he worked in the Music Programming department. As a long-time listener, working with Armand was a great joy and privilege for Ben. He is a proud graduate of Queens College, where he hosted nights at college radio station WQMC.
Giullian Gioiello, co-host/producer: Giullian was born and raised in the East Village of New York City. He is also a professional TV & Film actor and musician, and can be seen alongside Julie Andrews in the upcoming Netflix series, "Julie's Greenroom." Giullian spent several years working with Armand DiMele on The Positive Mind before taking a larger role with Ben Starr upon Armand's death. He is also Armand's cousin and long-time friend.
Armand DiMele, founder (1940-2015) Armand was the original voice of The Positive Mind for over thirty years. During that time, The Positive Mind became one of the longest running and most well-loved programs in the New York City radio landscape. His compassionate and pragmatic approach won the hearts of a generation of listeners.
Armand was known for his pioneering therapeutic treatment of Multiple Personality Dysfunction, and his unique understanding of the causes of human fragmentation and unity. He taught at Hunter College, Adelphi University, and at the New School for Social Research. His research findings on the nature of anxiety were featured on numerous radio and television programs, including CBS-TV. Articles about his innovative approach appeared in The New York Times, Psychology Today, The Brain/Mind Bulletin, Science, Behavior Today, New York Magazine and The Wall Street Journal.
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