Thursday, April 30, 2009

Thu April 30, 2009

On Today's Show:

Dr. H. Westley Clark - Director - Center for Substance Abuse
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has established a clear vision for its work -- a life in the community for everyone. To realize this vision, the Agency has sharply focused its mission on building resilience and facilitating recovery for people with or at risk for mental or substance use disorders. SAMHSA is gearing all of its resources -- programs, policies and grants -- toward that outcome.

David & Rachel Cane - "A Matter of Taste"
David Michael Cane is the knowledgeable host of "A Matter of Taste". A 25-year veteran of the wine and food industry, David is an accomplished cook and collector of fine wines. His career began in the late 1960's as a San Francisco Bay area radio personality and television producer. He conducts tastings and classes for wine enthusiasts with the emphasis on matching food and wine, a favorite topic that he shares regularly with his listeners. At a young age, he developed a keen palate, which grew into a passionate vocation. David was the first Cellarmaster of San Francisco's London Wine Bar, the first of its kind in this country. In New York, Cane hosted "The Wine Spot"; the nation's first one-hour call-in radio show devoted to the subject of wine on WOR radio in New York City. As a wine consultant, he has stocked private cellars for collectors worldwide and developed wine lists for restaurants. During his travels, David has taught Chinese cooking to Tuscan chefs in Italy and wine appreciation to food lovers in Hong Kong. He has extensively toured and met with owners, growers and winemakers of the vineyards of France, Italy, Australia, South Africa, Argentina, Chile, Washington and California to research and study the unique techniques and styles of their wines. David and Rachel's audience journeys with them to foreign places through their live broadcasts, most recently to South America, New Zealand, Thailand, Vietnam, Mexico, London, Scotland, Italy, France, South Africa, Australia, Hong Kong, the Caribbean, and aboard the QE2, sharing the food, wine, sights and sounds of these exotic places. David has been a panel member at New York University's "Radio Roundtable" for food and radio related topics. He has appeared on "Alive and Wellness" on CNBC's America's Talking Network. He also wrote and produced for the Travel Channel's "Vacation Store" series, including hosting their cruise segment through the Panama Canal, and was frequently seen as "The Kitchen Crafter" on Aleene's Creative Living, broadcast nationally on TNN. David and Rachel met in New York at the Wine Experience, an annual event created by Wine Spectator; America's most widely read wine magazine. Rachel Cane is the well-known producer and owner of Lasko Productions. She spent over 20 years as a prominent television and radio producer in New York, focusing on producing TV and radio commercials. Rachel now produces and co-hosts the radio program with David. They are both members of the International Slow Food Movement, which promotes the experience of food in its natural state, the artisanal production of traditional foods and wines, and the slow pace at which they are best enjoyed. David and Rachel's extensive travels have created a new focus of expertise that has led to their consulting business. As connoisseurs of lifestyle they are very in tune with the latest and best of everything. Their trained eye sees the good, the bad and the ugly. Their unique ability to evaluate problems and find solutions has won them the gratitude of a loyal following.

Ben Vereen - Actor/Celebrity/Diabetes

Few entertainers today are as accomplished or versatile as Ben Vereen. His legendary performances transcend time and have become woven into the fabric of this country’s artistic legacy. His electrifying success is the result of rare talent, superb mastery and strong discipline. His first love and passion is and always will be the stage. “The theater was my first training ground. It taught me discipline, dedication and appreciation of hard work and values that will stay with me a lifetime. The stage sharpens the creative instrument and encourages you to go deeper inside and try new things.” states Vereen. On Broadway, Ben Vereen has appeared in Wicked, Fosse, I’m Not Rappaport, Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Pippin, Grind, Jelly’s Last Jam, and A Christmas Carol. His role in Pippin garnered him both the prestigious Tony Award and the Drama Desk Award for “Best Actor in a Musical”. Clive Barnes of the “New York Post” stated “Ben Vereen - unquestionably one of the finest performances seen on Broadway.” Ben has toured the country in Pippin, Sweet Charity, and Hair. Ben also headlined with Chita Rivera in Chicago, the first Broadway production to play Las Vegas. In 2002, he received the Black Theatre Award. For over 25 years, Ben has showcased his versatility and creativity, performing countless one-man shows not only in the United States, but also Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. He was the first simultaneous winner of the “Entertainer of the Year”, “Rising Star”, and “Song and Dance Star” awards from the American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA). He has also earned a coveted spot in the Casino Legends Hall of Fame. Vereen is currently touring his one man show, “Vereen Sings a Tribute to Sammy Davis Jr, featuring the music of Sammy Davis Jr.

Pam Krueger - Money Track PBS

Executive Producer, Co-Host and Creator of the MoneyTrack series on
public television (, brings her knowledge and can-do attitude.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wed Apr 29, 2009

On Today's Show:

Dan Kadlec Journalist "Money Magazine"
author of the article How the Crisis is Changing You in the May issue of Money Magazine
Daniel J. Kadlec is an author and journalist whose work appears regularly in TIME and MONEY magazines and their affiliated websites. He has written three books, including his most recent With Purpose: Going from Success to Significance in Work and Life co-authored with Ken Dychtwald and published by HarperCollins in March 2009. He is the author of MONEY's Boom Years financial column for baby boomers. Kadlec has appeared on Oprah, CNN, CNBC, Good Morning America, The Nightly Business Report and Wall Street Week. He won a New York Press Club award in 2002 and a National Headliner Award in 1998 for his columns on the economy and investing. His writing appears prominently in submissions that earned TIME the coveted magazine award for General Excellence in 2005. Kadlec came to TIME from USA Today, where he was the creator and author of the daily column Street Talk, which anchored the newspaper's business coverage. Kadlec first joined USA Today in 1986 as a business writer. He left briefly in 1989 to become part of the editorial leadership that launched the St. Louis Sun. He rejoined USA Today in 1990 as an editor, and began the Street Talk column in 1992.

Eric M. Winston - Disparity Market Development Manager - Medtronic
The Booker T. Washington Award recognizes an individual or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to the promotion of wellness in minority communities. This year, the National Minority Quality Forum will recognize Medtronic, Inc. for its leadership in reducing health disparities during this year's Annual Health Disparities Leadership Summit.
Medtronic is taking a leadership role in helping to eliminate health disparities. In a society where major advances in medical technology and lifesaving discoveries far outnumber lives lost as a result of widespread disparities in our healthcare system, Medtronic's goal is to change this fact. They are committed to investing time, resources and employees to implement and support initiatives that work to reduce health disparities by putting every patient first.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tue April 28, 2009

On Today's Show:

Greg Dale - Author & City Planning Expert

Dr. Robi Ludwig - Psychotherapist, Reporter, Author and Television Host
A nationally known psychotherapist, award winning reporter, as well as host of GSN's new reality game show, "Without Prejudice?". She also hosted two seasons of TLC's reality show, "One Week to Save Your Marriage", and can be currently also be seen Monday nights at 8:00 PM on Nancy Grace on CNN's Headline News. Dr. Ludwig was recently made contributing editor for Cookie magazine, a modern lifestyle magazine for moms, and also made her debut as guest host for CNN's Larry King Live.
In a world where getting in touch is as simple as a click of a mouse, are we sacrificing “personal” connection in favor of “digital” connection? How can people maintain face-to-face interaction that is crucial to human happiness? As the world becomes a smaller place and families are more and more spread, technology is a saving grace in keeping us in close contact with loved ones- but how does the loss of personal intimacy affect us psychologically?

John Fetterman - Mayor of Braddock , Pennsylvania
Steel Town Mayor To Testify On Behalf Of Green Jobs During Whirlwind Week Of Clean Energy Hearings The mayor of a failing Pennsylvania steel town will join Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and Vice President Al Gore in testifying on behalf of a clean energy economy this week. The House Committee on Energy and Commerce has announced an ambitious week of hearings on the Waxman-Markey American Clean Energy and Security Act, comprehensive legislation intended to answer President Obama’s mandate for green economic reform. Braddock , PA mayor John Fetterman will testify on Wednesday how his town needs a change from the pollution-based status quo:

Janet E. Taylor, MD, MPH - National Mental Health Month (May)
Dr. Janet Taylor is a clinical instructor of psychiatry at Columbia University at Harlem Hospital. She is on the front line battling the emotional and economic impact of mental illness. While living in Vancouver, British Columbia, Dr. Taylor practiced community psychiatry at Greater Vancouver Mental Health. Dr. Taylor is a consumer health strategist and certified life coach. Her company, Mind Projects, Inc., specializes in corporate stress management and consumer health strategies. Dr. Taylor recently completed her master's degree in Public Health at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Mon Apr 27, 2009

On Today's Show:

David Yeadon "At the Edge of Ireland"
David is the author of Seasons on Harris, Seasons in Basilicata, and the bestselling National Geographic Guide to the World's Secret Places. He has written, illustrated, and designed more than twenty books about travel around the world. He and his wife live in Mohegan Lake, New York. On the Beara Peninsula of southwest Ireland, the Yeadons discovered their own "little lost world," an enticing Brigadoon of soaring mountain ranges and spectacular coastal scenery, far removed from the touristic hullabaloo of Dublin, Killarney, and the Ring of Kerry. Here is the fabled "Old Ireland," alive and well with music seisuins, hooley dances, and seanachai storytellers—a haven for searchers, healers, artists, and poets hardy enough to have braved the same narrow and winding mountain roads that keep the package-tour coaches out.

Mike Alvich & Tom Lewis - "TRIP and TRAVEL TALK"
If you like vacation fun, Mike and Tom will be talking about cities, resorts, attractions, camping, beaches, cruising… you name it, in and around the USA and the world, so tune in to TRIP and TRAVEL TALK on CRN Sundays at 5:00PM Eastern Time and 2:00PM Pacfic Time just for the fun of it.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Thu April 23, 2009

On Today's Show:

Phil Paleologos - Shawmut Diner - New Bedford, MA
A veteran broadcaster talks about his career and the legacy of a great American diner. Through the years radio had changed to reflect the pop culture and so has this great American eating establishment.

Peter Greenberg - Preeminent Travel Authority
An Emmy Award-winning investigative reporter and producer, Greenberg is the consummate insider when it comes to reporting the travel business as news. Travel Weekly named Peter one of the most influential people in the travel industry. Peter will be on-hand to address the U.S. State Department’s release asking Americans not to travel to Mexico . He will support travel to some of Mexico ’s hot spots and discuss the importance of always using common sense when traveling. The violence affects border towns so it is important to make every attempt to use main roads rather than veering off the beaten path and hide expensive jewelry or large amounts of money.

Wed Apr 22, 2009

On Today's Show:

Dr. Pam Peeke - April's "Marathon" Madness
Talk with the witty Dr. Pamela Peeke, the chief medical correspondent for Discovery Health TV and a regular commentator for NBC's Today show, CNN and FOX, and learn more about this extraordinary event and its growing impact on women’s health! Find out how to get started with the benefits of running even if you think you aren’t a born runner! Pam will lead Team Aquaphor, a group of cancer survivors celebrating their health by running this race, can provide your listeners with inspirational stories from Team Aquaphor and highlight her experience training the group of women survivors.

Michael Byrnes "The Sacred Blood"
Michael Byrnes attended Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey, and earned his graduate degree in business administration at Rutgers. Byrnes lives in Florida with his wife, Caroline, and daughters, Vivian and Camille.

David Baldacci "FIRST FAMILY"
A kidnapping after a birthday party at Camp David. The child¹s mothermurdered. A man from rural Alabama builds a mysterious one-room house. And a sitting President whose comprising positions threaten his re-election. Not since Absolute Power has Baldacci taken readers so close inside the White House,exposing the forces behind America¹s First Couple. David Baldacci lives with his family in Virginia. He and his wife have founded the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. He invites you to visit him at and his foundation at and to look into its program to spread books across America at

Tom Keonigsberg Chief Marketing Office Cici's Pizza chain
There’s a new stimulus package that’s hitting streets across the nation. As part of its new Penny Picker Upper promotional campaign, CiCi’s Pizza is honoring savings savvy Americans by dropping one million specialty stickered pennies in public places around their restaurants. The pennies will list prizes like a free meal at a CiCi’s endless pizza buffet, a free drink, and a buy one pizza get one free deal that can be redeemed at local CiCi’s locations

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tue April 21, 2009

On Today's Show:

CHARLA KRUPP- "How Not To Look Old"
Charla Krupp has done more than 100 style segments on The Today Show and she has appeared on Good Morning America, Oprah, The View, Dateline NBC, and has been a regular on The E! Channel and Home Shopping Network. She was beauty director of Glamour, editor of In Style, beauty editor for People's Style Watch and executive editor of Shop Etc. Magazine. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, InStyle, Glamour, Shop Etc., People, Cosmopolitan, The Chicago Tribune, USA Today, and Time.

Sue Whitney "Junk Beautiful Outdoor Edition"
Calling ALL Junkers! Sue Whitney is back with a brand-new collection of gorgeous and green decorating projects! Through her popular Web site and numerous TV appearances, the Junkmarket gals have taught legions of devotees how to beautify their homes with tossed-away treasures. In their latest junk journey, Sue Whitney and friends tastefully transform patios, porches, pools, outdoor kitchens, meditation gardens, camping retreats, and much more. Each fun-filled chapter details a wealth of style options, project how-tos, and entertaining tips and trade secrets. Sue Whitney is the founder of Junkmarket as well as the American Junk Club, an online community dedicated to junkers. She is the co-author of "Junk Beautiful". A former columnist for Country Home magazine, Sue is a pubic speaker on the US national home and garden show circuit. Kimberly Melamed is the newest addition to the Junk market family. She studied interior design at the Art Institute International.

Margaret McKenna - President Wal-Mart Foundation

Margaret A. McKenna was named President of the Wal-Mart Foundation in September of 2007. As President, Margaret is responsible for the oversight of all corporate giving for the company and manages Wal-Mart’s corporate-level relationships with philanthropic partners such as the Salvation Army, Feeding America, United Way and Children’s Miracle Network. The majority of Wal-Mart’s charitable contributions take place at the local level and Margaret is working to define the parameters for that giving as well as streamlining internal processes. In 2007, the company gave more than $296 million to support its 4,000-plus U.S.-based communities and has been recognized by the Chronicle of Philanthropy as the largest cash contributor in America. Prior to joining Wal-Mart, Margaret held noteworthy positions in both the public and non-profit sectors. Most recently, Margaret was President of Lesley University, transforming the college from a small, 2,000-student body, to a 12,000-student university with a national presence. During her 22-year tenure, the university’s endowment increased from $2 million to more than $90 million, making it one of the premier teacher training universities in America. Before her appointment at Lesley, Margaret served as Director of the Bunting Institute and Vice President at Radcliffe College. She has also held several government positions, including Coordinator of the Task Force on Higher Education for the Clinton/Gore Presidential Transition Committee, and White House Deputy Counsel. Currently, Margaret is also Director of Dominion Resources, Inc., the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, among others. Additionally, she is a member of the Princeton Review Advisory Board and the Democratic National Committee, Women’s Leadership Forum. Margaret – a native Bostonian – currently resides in Boston, Mass., and has two sons, David and Michael.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Mon Apr 20, 2009

On Today's Show:

Joseph Wojcik "Yubbie, the Rise and Fall of the Everyday Joe"
Joe Wojcik is a powerful motivational speaker, delivering messages of hope and possibility. He shares profound insights, perspectives and education through seminars and keynote speaking engagements. A victim of bullying in his youth Joe's life journey drew him into substance abuse as a young man. A debilitating automobile accident in his early thirties became a life altering experience.

Doug Fine "Farewell My Suburu"
DOUG FINE, a contributor to NPR and Public Radio International, has reported from remote perches in Burma, Rwanda, Laos, Guatemala, and Tajikistan. He is the author of Not Really an Alaskan Mountain Man, and lives in southern New Mexico.

Sylvia Lafair "Don't Bring it to Work"
Sylvia Lafair is an expert on leadership, workplace behavior, and relationships. She began her career as a family therapist and is fine-tuned to the reverberations from family life that play out in the workplace. Lafair is president of Creative Energy Options (CEO), a consulting firm with retreat centers in Pennsylvania and New Mexico, and clients that include Microsoft, AstraZeneca, Aveda Salons, and Novartis. Lafair has published numerous articles and is a much-sought-after speaker on the subjects of leadership, effective communication, conflict resolution, and creative collaboration.Visit her website at

"Go Green" with Boyd Matson
As a leading on-air journalist for National Geographic, Boyd Matson has the envious job of traveling to exotic locations and joining thrilling expeditions. Matson has rappelled into sinkholes, run multi-day endurance races through the desert, and been bitten by more snakes than he cares to count. By taking such extraordinary risks—going above and beyond the call of journalistic duty—Matson not only seeks to satisfy his own powerful curiosity about the world, but also brings a unique personal perspective to his stories. In doing so, he stands in for his less adventurous viewers, helping them feel what it was like to be in these extraordinary situations. Matson currently hosts a weekly radio show called NG Weekend, reaching out around the world by satellite phone to talk with some of the greatest explorers in the world as they conduct their work. Matson also writes a monthly column for National Geographic Traveler magazine, called Boyd Matson Unbound. With his extensive on-camera experience, Matson is a natural speaker, entertaining and enthralling audiences with stories of adventure, leavened with a touch of humor.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Thu April 16, 2009

On Today's Show:

Scott Stone - Co-owner of the family-owned Yolo Land & Cattle Co
Celebrate this Earth Day with Beef! Winner of the 2007 National Environmental Stewardship Award Discusses the Growing Trend of Sustainable Farming PracticesAmerica¹s Cattle Farmers & RanchersRepresenting the Largest Segment of the American Agricultural IndustryStand Committed to Environmental Conservation

Rick Doble "Cheaper: Insiders' Tips for Saving on Everything "
Rick Doble is the king of haggling and has been teaching people how to save money on his website, in his newsletter, and in magazines for fifteen years. He lives in Smyrna, North Carolina.

Andrew Gause - "The Secret World of Money"
Nationalization of failing private banks must include takeover of Federal Reserve Bank, says currency expert Andrew Gause. The Wall Street Journal reports that Citigroup Inc. is in talks with federal officials about a deal that could give the government its biggest ownership of a financial-services company since the September bailout of insurer American International Group Inc., which left taxpayers with an 80% stake. The talks reflect a growing fear that Citigroup and other big U.S. banks could be overwhelmed by losses amid the recession and housing crisis.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Wed Apr 15, 2009

On Today's Show:

Robert Renteria "From The Barrio to the Board Room"
"Don't let where you came from dictate who you are, but let it be part of who you become." These are the words of successful entrepreneur Robert Renteria, who today is Executive Vice President/Co-Founder of WashPro USA, but who grew up as an infant sleeping in a dresser drawer. This poignant and often hard-hitting memoir traces Robert's life from a childhood of poverty and abuse in one of the poorest areas of East Los Angeles, to his proud emergence as a business owner today. Along the way, Robert paints a vivid portrait of the numerous people who influenced his life, both good and bad - on one side, his loving and supportive mother, who always believed in him; and the US Army, which showed him that persistence, respect, integrity, commitment and honor could lead to great rewards. On the other side, he talks about the forces that dragged him down - gangs; doing and dealing drugs, an alcohol and drug addicted father that abandoned the family, a sometimes abusive stepfather and climbing the broken ladder of corporate America. Today, Robert gives back - eternally grateful for how his own life turned around. This is a man who works with people who need a break, who takes their hand and shows them how to get out of the proverbial gutter, how to have the kind of life he has. From the Barrio to the Board Room is his way of reaching out to all the people he can't meet personally. It's smart, practical self-help advice wrapped up in the exciting and inspiring, sometimes funny, and always gripping story. Only someone who actually came from the streets, someone who knows the specific obstacles that they face, can show them how to clear their path. The book drives home the point that there's nothing that any American - Latino or otherwise - can't accomplish through persistence, hard work, heart and soul.

Dr. Andrew Newberg "How God Changes Your Brain"
Andrew Newberg, M.D., is the director of the Center for Spirituality and the Mind at the University of Pennsylvania. He is one of the founders of the new interdisciplinary field called neurotheology. He is an associate professor in the department of radiology, with secondary appointments in the departments of psychiatry and religious studies, at the University of Pennsylvania. His work has been featured on Good Morning America, Nightline, Discovery Channel, BBC, NPR, and National Geographic Television. He is the co-author of Why God Won’t Go Away, Born to Believe, and The Mystical Mind.

Katherine (Katie) Buckland -Phil Spector Murder Conviction
Currently serves as the executive director of The California Women’s Law Center (CWLC), California’s leading organization that works for systematic change on behalf of women in the areas of sex discrimination, domestic violence and reproductive justice. CWLC is the first law center in California solely dedicated to addressing the comprehensive and unique legal needs of women and girls -- which are often distinctly different from the legal issues which confront men. Under Buckland’s leadership the organization has contributed to key impact litigation cases involving Title IX violations and passed legislation to strengthen the rights of domestic violence survivors that is currently being modeled for adoption in eight states.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Tue April 14, 2009

On Today's Show:

David Cullen - "Columbine"
Dave Cullen is a journalist and author who has contributed to Slate, Salon, and the New York Times. He is considered the nation's foremost authority on the Columbine killers, and has also written extensively on Evangelical Christians, gays in the military, politics, and pop culture. A graduate of the MFA program at the University of Boulder, Cullen has won several writing awards, including a GLAAD Media Award, Society of Professional Journalism awards, and several Best of Salon citations.

Home Improvement Expert Jodi Marks
In 2003, Jodi also joined the cast of The Man Made Movie as it’s on-screen construction expert for two seasons. On weekends, Jodi traveled with Lowes Home Improvement Warehouse to various cities to help promote their grand openings from 2004 until late 2007. In 2005, Jodi also began working with Fein Power Tools promoting the MultiMaster. And in the summer of 2008 she joined the cast of Today’s Homeowner with Danny Lipford, Her latest venture is a book on the basics of home repair titled Fix It In a Flash!, written with her real life “co-host” Steve Schultz. As we approach Earth Day on April 22, we are all reminded that every American can play their part in making our planet greener – even on a small scale.

Carl Edwards - Nascar Champion
In just five short years, Carl Edwards has had a storied NASCAR career. Moving his way from the Craftsman Truck Series to NASCAR’s elite Sprint Cup Series, winning a Busch Series Championship and chalking up numerous wins in between, he is considered one the NASCAR’s most voracious competitors. In the first 10 years of his career, Carl Edwards accumulated two NASCAR sanctioned track championships, three Rookie-of-the-Year honors, and 75 feature wins while racing on both dirt and pavement tracks across the country. The drive and determination that Edwards showed in those 10 years launched him into a successful NASCAR career that continues .

Sue Whitney "Junk Beautiful Outdoor Edition"
Calling ALL Junkers! Sue Whitney is back with a brand-new collection of gorgeous and green decorating projects! Through her popular Web site and numerous TV appearances, the Junkmarket gals have taught legions of devotees how to beautify their homes with tossed-away treasures. In their latest junk journey, Sue Whitney and friends tastefully transform patios, porches, pools, outdoor kitchens, meditation gardens, camping retreats, and much more. Each fun-filled chapter details a wealth of style options, project how-tos, and entertaining tips and trade secrets. Sue Whitney is the founder of Junkmarket as well as the American Junk Club, an online community dedicated to junkers. She is the co-author of "Junk Beautiful". A former columnist for Country Home magazine, Sue is a pubic speaker on the US national home and garden show circuit. Kimberly Melamed is the newest addition to the Junkmarket family. She studied interior design at the Art Institute International.

SIONE FA (Eliminated Contestant, NBC's "The Biggest Loser: Couples")
It’s the biggest season ever on "The Biggest Loser" when season 7 of NBC’s hit weight loss series – "The Biggest Loser: Couples" – premieres Tuesday, January 6, 8-10 p.m. ET. Alison Sweeney ("Days of our Lives") hosts the popular series, and trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels return to train 11 couples who begin the show with a combined weight of more than 3.5 tons.
It’s a season of firsts for the show, with the series’ oldest players yet (63-year-old grandparents), youngest male contestant (18), heaviest female contestant (379 lbs.) and heaviest contestant ever in the history of the show (454 lbs.). Teams of two – including mother/daughter, father/son, sisters, best friends, grandparents, cousins, an engaged couple and former models – will all come together hoping to transform their bodies, their health, and ultimately, their lives. They’ll shed pounds in a safe and recommended manner through comprehensive diet and exercise as they compete for a grand prize of $250,000.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Mon Apr 13, 2009

On Today's Show:

General Richard Meyers - "Eyes on the Horizon: Front Lines of National Security"
General Richard B. Myers retird as the 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in October, 2005, after serving over 40 years in the US Air Force. A native of Kansas City, Kansas, and a 1965 graduate of Kansas State University, General Myers has held command positions at every level, including Commander of US Space Command, North American Aerospace Defense Command, Pacific Air Forces, US Forces Japan, and two fighter wings. A fighter pilot with over 4,100 hous, General Myers logged more than 600 combat hours during the Vietnam conflict.
General Myers now sits on several public and non-profit boards and currently lectures nationally on national security issues and leadership. He is Foundation Professor of Military Histor and Leadership at Kansas State University and holds the Colin Powell Chair of Leadership, Ethics, and Character at National Defense University. He lives in the Washington, D.C. area with his wife, Mary Jo. They have two daughters and a son, and, to his great joy, a growing number of grandchildren.

CariDee English-"Pretty Wicked" HOST - Tuesdays on Oxygen (10-11 p.m. ET)
Do you use your looks to get ahead, get out of a traffic ticket, get a job, land a boyfriend or cut through the line at a trendy club? Ten divas from Oxygen's newest competition reality series 'Pretty Wicked' answer yes to all of the above. "Pretty Wicked" puts looks aside and has these prima donnas compete to see who is the most beautiful on the inside for a grand prize of $50,000.

Randy Pleva - "Paralyzed Veterans Awareness Week"
Paralyzed Veterans of America Awareness Week, April 13-19, 2008 - A time to honor and highlight the continuing courage, service, and leadership of America’s Paralyzed Veterans . During Awareness Week, all Americans are being encouraged to take time out of their busy schedules to honor the continuing courage, service, and leadership of America’s paralyzed veterans.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Thu April 9, 2009

On Today's Show:

Pamala Oslie - author, consultant, speaker, lecturer and professional psychic
Since 1983, I’ve traveled extensively throughout the country presenting seminars & conducting workshops about the emerging human potential, psychic abilities, auras, and the power of our beliefs to create our reality. My radio show can be heard live in the Santa Barbara area and simulcast on my websites [see links below]. Due to the success of my books, Life Colors: What Your Aura Colors Say About You and Make Your Dreams Come True, I’ve also been a frequent guest on many television & radio shows. I have been a guest lecturer at the International Forum on New Science, Fortune 500 companies, and many seminars for professionals in the psychology, education, and health fields.

Elaine Bernstein Partnow - "Your True Age"
Are you younger—or older—than you think?Nobody wants to acknowledge that dreaded number on their driver’s license, yet chronological age is only one aspect of what determines a person’s “true age.” Just as we all possess multiple intelligences, we also have multiple ages that make up our “true age.” Expert authors Partnow and Hyman explain just what factors make up these multiple ages, and provide practical insight on ways to improve the scores in each area.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Wed Apr 8, 2009

On Today's Show:

Sarah Shahi-"LIFE" (Dani Reese on NBC's "LIFE")
Sarah Shahi stars as Dani Reese, Charlie Crews' (Damian Lewis) skeptical, demanding partner in NBC's returning drama series "Life." A newcomer to Hollywood, Shahi's previous television credits include "Sopranos," "The L Word," "Dawson's Creek," "Frasier" and "Alias." She has also appeared in the feature films "Old School" and "For Your Consideration." Wednesdays (9-10 p.m. ET) NBC.

Home Improvement Expert Tom Kraeutler - " The Money Pit"
Tom Kraeutler is a hands-on home improvement broadcast journalist and the kind of guy homeowners want to call at midnight when their basement floods. He earned his home improvement stripes as a professional home inspector, amassing over 20 years experience learning how houses are put together, and how they fall apart! Tom appears regularly as a how-to guru on network and local television stations including CNN, MSNBC, The History Channel, HGTV and the DIY Network. An accomplished author, columnist and blogger, Tom is also the home improvement editor for AOL. His work has been featured in House Beautiful, Smart Money, Reader's Digest and in hundreds of daily newspapers across the nation. Tom's unique ability to combine encyclopedic home improvement knowledge with a comfortable and educational broadcasting style has earned him many loyal followers. Talkers Magazine has named Tom one of the "100 Most Important Talk Show Hosts in America" and when listeners experience his dynamic presence, they'll know why!

Tue April 7, 2009

On Today's Show:

Kyra Sundance - "The Dog Rules: 14 Secrets to Developing the Dog YOU Want"
Together, Kyra Sundance and her Weimaraner Chalcy are one of the most recognized dog performance teams in the country. Their Stunt Dog Show has entertained audiences worldwide at fairs, circuses, schools, sporting event halftime shows, and even a command performance in Marrakech for the King of Morocco. They've starred in 200 performances of Disney's Underdog movie stage show in Hollywood. Kyra, Chalcy, and a new puppy, Jadie, live with Kyra's husband, Randy Banis, on a ranch in the California desert of Mojave. Kyra is a marathon runner and gymnast and is also the author of 101 Dog Tricks.

Clinton Kelly - "TLC's "What Not To Wear"
Spring is the perfect time to spruce up your look! But some wardrobe challenged women need a little help. As co-host of TLC’s popular hit What Not To Wear, master of the makeover Clinton Kelly has seen his share of fashion disasters and turned them into style success stories. And now, Clinton is partnering with Macy’s to criss-cross America and grant dream makeovers to 225 women!

Gary Puckett - "Young Girl"; "Woman, Woman"; "Lady Willpower"
GARY PUCKETT has performed on more than thirty network television shows and prime time specials during his career, even adding a command performance for the President and Prince Charles at the White House. The Union Gap disbanded in the seventies. In 1974, "Young Girl" was reissued in England where it received a silver record award for attaining a top five position on the pop charts, several years after its initial release. Gary continues to tour nationally & internationally, has a new album out now, "GARY PUCKETT - LIVE", and has recently released his first ever Chrismas CD, entitled "At Christmas". Gary currently resides in Clearwater, FL.with his wife and family.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Mon Apr 6, 2009

On Today's Show:

John Melendez - "The Tonight Show starring Jay Leno"
After 15 seasons on Howard Stern’s radio show, John Melendez, known to Stern fans as “Stuttering John," is entering his third-season on NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” Besides being the show’s nightly announcer, Melendez is also involved in comedy sketches and correspondent pieces.
John talks about
John Melendez TV and his Webisodes.

Jeremy Robinson - "Kronos"
"Jeremy Robinson's latest is Moby Dick meets James Bond thriller with an amazing twist, offering page-turning results." Two years after his wife's death, oceanographer and former navy SEAL, Atticus Young, attempts to reconcile with his rebellious daughter, Giona, by taking her on the scuba dive of a lifetime-swimming with a pod of peaceful humpback whales in the Gulf of Maine. But the beauty of the sea belies a terror from the deep-a horrific creature as immense as it is ancient. There is no blood, no scream, no fight. Giona is swallowed whole by the massive jaws. Only Atticus remains to suffer the shame of the survivor and his inconsolable grief turns to an unquenchable thirst for revenge.

John L. Herman - "Hermanisms: Axioms for Business & Life"
John L. Herman Jr. ("Herman") is a business failure expert not because he fails in business, but because he knows why businesses fail. Of the companies Herman has owned, 15 succeeded and six failed. One became publicly traded, sold stock for 20 times the opening price, and soon went bust. Herman then ran a brokerage firm that consulted with over 1,000 owners of failing companies. In effect, he was a "corporate hit man" for the banks. They would convince owners to hire him, to recoup their loan money. And he did it well -- because he understood what the owners were facing. In fact, he was recognized across the country as an expert witness in corporate bankruptcy cases. Herman's two books establish his credibility as a failure expert and show readers why they need to face failure head on and deal with the realities of life -- so they can achieve (or get back to) that great feeling of success. He resides in Baltimore, Maryland with his wife, Maggie. They have five grown children.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Wed Apr 1, 2009

On Today's Show:

Mark Steber - Vice President of Tax Resources, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service
Mark Steber has oversight on issues related to tax rules and regulations and is responsible for tracking and interpreting IRS tax code changes and additions. He also manages Compliance and issues related to Tax Return Quality and Administration. In his roles at Jackson Hewitt, Mark has been responsible for management of federal and state tax resources, ProFiler development, and educational curriculum and content and select product administration. Duties include the supervision and oversight for development of federal and state tax content for ProFiler software platform and curriculum development for all tax education courses and seminars. Mark has been with Jackson Hewitt for more than five years and is involved with several aspects and initiatives of the Company related to tax and tax information dissemination.

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz - President of Charles Schwab Foundation
According to a recent survey of 23-28 year olds, instead of racking up credit card debt and spending recklessly, they are looking for guidance when it comes to the principles of responsible money management. The survey conducted by Charles Schwab also revealed that among those surveyed:
•The majority of young adults consider “making better choices about managing money” the single most important issue for individual Americans to act on today.
•Most young adults are becoming more financially responsible during this time of economic uncertainty: they are eating out less (62%), “shopping for fun” less (73%), saving more (52%) and modifying their vacation plans (47%);
•They see the workplace as a ideal setting for enhancing their financial literacy: two-thirds of survey respondents (66 percent) say they would like to see their employers offer ongoing education on a range of financial topics beyond those related to employee benefits such as the company-sponsored retirement plan and health insurance choices, but only 25 percent of employers actually do so.
•Young adults rank “financial fitness” well above other priorities, including physical fitness.

FLASHBACK: "I Just Want to Be Your Everything" was a hit song by pop singer Andy Gibb. The first single released from his debut album, Flowing Rivers, it became the first of three consecutive number one Billboard Hot 100 singles for Gibb. Co-written with his brother, Barry Gibb, it also reached number 19 on the R&B singles chart. According to Amy Hanson of Allmusic, Andy Gibb viewed "I Just Want to Be Your Everything" as "one of the most personal and meaningful songs he ever performed." Although brother Barry is the only credited writer for the song, both he and Andy wrote "Everything" in Bermuda as a tribute to Andy's recent marriage and his new wife. In March 1988, Andy celebrated his 30th birthday in London while working on a new album. Soon after, he entered John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, complaining of chest pains. He died on March 10 1988, just five days after his 30th birthday as a result of myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle due to a recent viral infection. His brothers acknowledge that Andy's past drug and alcohol use probably made his heart more susceptible to the ailment. Just before Andy's death, it was decided by the group that Andy would join them, which would have made the group a quartet. This did not come to pass, however. The Bee Gees' following album, One (1989), featured a song dedicated to Andy, "Wish You Were Here". He is entombed at Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills Cemetery in Los Angeles. His father, Hugh, died four years later and was also entombed there.