Shannon Skinner Live radio show premieres tonight on VoiceAmerica

TORONTO, June 2, 2015 — Shannon Skinner Live radio show premieres tonight on VoiceAmerica (World Talk Radio) Women’s Channel. Join host Shannon Skinner and her guests as they delve into celebrity activism, what it means and how it impacts the social good. Tonight’s show guests are Dr. Samita Nandy, Director, Centre of Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS), and cultural critic on fame. And Dr. Carolyn Harris, royal historian and author of “Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada,” who is a regular media commentator on history and royalty. Both are based in Toronto.

Shannon Skinner Live is a weekly radio show that features interviews with experts, visionaries and activists.dedicated to helping people live their magnificent lives and making this world a better place.

About Dr. Samita Nandy:

Dr. Samita Nandy

Dr. Samita Nandy is the Director of the Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) and writes as a cultural critic on fame. She has been featured in many media outlets including CBC TV and the Globe and Mail. Her work has been published in books “The Performance of Celebrity” and “The Emotions Industry.” Her forthcoming book “Fame in Hollywood North: A Theoretical Guide to Celebrity Cultures in Canada” will be published in 2015. Samita earned her PhD in media and celebrity culture from the Department of Media and Information at Curtin University, Australia. She is based in Toronto.

About Dr. Carolyn Harris:

Carolyn Harris

Carolyn Harris is a royal historian and author of “Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada.” She received her PhD in European history at Queen’s University and teaches at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies. She often provides historical and royal commentary for print, TV and radio.



Shannon Skinner is a Canadian television talk show host, speaker and writer. In 2010, she launched Shannon Skinner’s Extraordinary Women TV, the first of its kind, as a live web TV show, and later developed it into an broadcast television show and online platform that is the ultimate online life-guidance resource for women. She is the author of the Whispering Heart: Your Inner Guide to Creativity;¬†and she writes on a range of topics, including creativity, inspiration, feminine leadership, change, lifestyle and travel.

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