International Superstars, Hillsong United, and the Ayn Rand Institute’s, Yaron Brook, on the Sounds of Film

Hillsong United’s lead singer, Taya Smith, and the Ayn Rand Institute’s Yaron Brook will be featured guests on Tom Needham’s the Sounds of Film on WUSB at 6 P.M. on Thursday.

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Hillsong United’s Taya Smith.

Stony Brook, NY - September 21, 2016 - Hillsong United’s lead singer, Taya Smith, and the Ayn Rand Institute’s Yaron Brook will be featured guests on Tom Needham’s the Sounds of Film on WUSB.

Taya Smith will be discussing the group’s new documentary, Hillsong: Let Hope Rise, which tells the story of the band behind the church that Justin Bieber, Kendall Jenner, Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens attend. Hillsong United are a worldwide sensation, selling 17 million records. Their single 'Oceans' topped Billboard's Christian music charts for 59 non-consecutive weeks, where it's remained in the top five for a year and a half. Their music is sung by over 50 million people on any given Sunday. The documentary is directed by Michael John Warren whose other films have documented artists including Drake, Nicki Minaj and Jay Z.
 

Photo: The Ayn Rand Institute's Yaron Brook.
 
The Executive Director of the Ayn Rand Institute, Yaron Brook, will also be on the program discussing his new book, Equal is Unfair. The book, co-authored with Don Watkins, presents a controversial argument: that the key to reviving the American Dream is not to fight inequality, but to celebrate unequal achievements. 
 
Yaron Brook will be a featured speaker at the upcoming Atlas Shrugged Revolution Benefit Dinner in New York City at the St. Regis Hotel on September 29th. The dinner supports the Ayn Rand Institute’s mission to bring Rand’s ideas to the widest possible audience in high school classrooms, colleges and universities, through the media and to the nation’s policy makers and business leaders.
 
About the Sounds of Film
The Sounds of Film is the nation’s longest-running film-themed radio show.  For over 29 years, the program has delivered a popular mix of interviews and music to listeners all over Long Island, parts of Connecticut and streaming live at WUSB.fm. Past guests include Tab Hunter, Kurtis Blow, Billy Joel, writer Chris Hedges, Searching for Sugarman’s Rodriguez, Connie Stevens, Chuck D., and director Rory Kennedy.