Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wed Jan 27, 2010

Greg Crister  -  "Eternity Soup"  - "Somebody's Gotta Die to make room"
Bringing his signature wit and insight to the field of biogerentology, Critser (Fat Land, Generation Rx) produces a vigorous report of frontier science, charlatanry, and hope for a new, much longer, way of life. Beginning with a discussion with his septuagenarian parents, eternity%20soup%201.pngho receive "compounded hormone" treatment from a "longevity doctor," Critser travels the U.S. to investigate the enterprises "forging onward into a brave new pro-longevist world." (Crister's own horse in the race-besides finding the natural aging process "cruel, capricious and unrelenting"-is a "form of accelerated brain aging" he suffers as a result of a concussion.) Crister's first stop is a gathering of the Caloric Restriction Society, which advocates minimal caloric intake as a way of slowing cell damage; a conference breakfast consists of five blueberries and three potato chips. More trendy, and pricey, is hormone treatment, which claims to "add thirty years to maximum life span," backed up by promising trials on mice (though more recent studies have called the science into question). Critser's own course of treatment turns out ambiguously, but sends him to an intriguing third line of research, bio-engineering replacement body parts and other tissues from a patient's own cells. A light and critical eye makes this excursion into front-end science an entertaining, enlightening trek.

Eva Rosenberg  "TaxMama"   
Known as TaxMama® for both her warmth and her nagging, Eva Rosenberg, CEO of
TaxMama Buttons by taxmamaTaxAnxiety, Inc. is an Enrolled Agent, licensed by IRS and the U.S. Treasury Department. Eva is the publisher of, and author of the weekly, syndicated Ask TaxMama® column as well as book on taxes and small business. She has taught at UCLA, USC, UC Irvine, CSUF and others and is a highly sough after speaker at tax professionals' seminars as well as tax, business and Internet conferences and summits worldwide.

Jan Hoistad  "Romance Rehab"
A proven ten-step program for couples who want to repair and reignite their romance…and
Dreams with Dr. Jan Hoistad ... keep it rock-solid!Dr. Jan Hoistad, a professional psychologist with 30 years experience, has improved the lives of countless real-life couples. Through her innovative techniques—used in workshops and with her patients—she has helped them overcome conflicts and build a healthy relationship that meets both partners' needs.Filled with exercises, personal anecdotes, and concrete tools to improve communication and understanding, this therapeutic guide shows couples how to stop fighting and realize their dreams together. Dr. Hoistad pinpoints couples' individual relationship styles and explains how to focus on the positive aspects of their connection, identify common goals, and find enjoyable ways to stay committed. Dr. Jan Hoistad has 30 years of experience as a licensed psychologist, educator, personal coach, artist and entrepreneur. Dr. Hoistad also leads a series of popular retreats and workshops for couples.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Tuesday Jan 26, 2010

Adam Cohen  "Nothing to Fear"
Adam Cohen is assistant editorial page editor of The New York Times, where he has been a member of the editorial board since 2002. He was previously a senior writer at Time and is the author of The Perfect Store: Inside eBay and a coauthor of American Pharaoh, a biography of  ... Bernstein: Nothing To FearMayor Richard J. Daley. Before entering journalism, Cohen was an education-reform lawyer, and he has a law degree from Harvard. Thirty-second president Franklin Delano Roosevelt assumed the presidency at a time of unbelievable national crisis. When he took his oath of office in March 1933, more than 10,000 banks had gone under following the Crash of 1929, a quarter of American workers were unemployed, and riots were breaking out at garbage dumps as people fought over scraps of food. Now in paperback, NOTHING TO FEAR: FDR's Inner Circle and the Hundred Days that Created Modern America brings to life this fulcrum moment in American history—the tense, frenzied first one hundred days, when FDR and his inner circle completely reinvented the role of the federal government. Before the Hundred Days, the federal government was limited in scope and ambition; by the end, it had assumed an active responsibility for the welfare of all of its citizens. FDR came to the White House with few firm commitments about how to resolve these overwhelming troubles—as a politician he was more pragmatic than ideological, and, perhaps surprisingly given his New Deal legacy, by nature a fiscal conservative. He therefore relied heavily on his advisers, especially the five men and women comprising his inner circle. Cohen provides an illuminating group portrait of these colleagues who frequently pushed the president to embrace more radical programs than he would have otherwise. NOTHING TO FEAR is both a riveting narrative account of the personal dynamics that shaped the heady Hundred Days, and a character study of one of America's defining leaders in a moment of crisis. Indeed, many of the political fault lines of this era—welfare, government regulation, and agriculture policy—remain with us today. Coinciding with the landmark inauguration of Barack Obama, who faces a nation similarly embroiled in financial turmoil, Cohen's book is a timely and insightful look at the defining moment of both a president and a presidency.

Joe Piscatella  "American Heart Month - February"
HEALTHY HEART (Workman, February 2010), by Joe Piscatella. Perhaps the longest-surviving bypass patient in the world - 32 years and counting - Joe is poised to deliver the support that  American Heart Association ... people with heart disease need.  The secret of his extraordinary success lies in the stories, inspirations, quotes and pieces of wisdom he reads every morning. And those are what he shares in this book. When it's 5:00 A.M. and raining outside and Joe is tempted to skip that morning jog, he remembers "runner" Bob Ireland, a Vietnam vet who lost both legs in the war yet finished the New York marathon using only his arms, the first person ever to do so. Or when Joe is hungry and feeling that a hot dog is calling his name, he stays on a healthy track by recalling what Thomas Edison once said:  "Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.  The certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time."

Lori Ann LaRocco    "Thriving on the New Economy"
Lori Ann LaRocco is Senior Talent Producer at CNBC and one of the producers of the CNBC Lori Ann LaRoccoshow Squawk Box.  With a Foreword by H. Wayne Huizenga, founder of Waste Management, Inc., Blockbuster Video, and AutoNation and owner of the Miami Dolphins and with an Afterword by former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, Thriving in the New Economy offers the kind of business and leadership wisdom you'll find nowhere else. If you're struggling to stay afloat in these rough economic waters, this book offers safe passage—and a competitive advantage.

Colleen Carney  "Quiet Your Mind and Get to Sleep"

quiet your mind get to sleep ... In Quiet Your Mind and Get to Sleep, two psychologists specializing in sleep and mood disorders show readers with insomnia and often comorbid disorders such as depression, anxiety, and chronic pain proven methods from cognitive behavioral therapy for getting the sleep they need and improving their symptoms in the process.  Colleen E. Carney, Ph.D., is assistant professor and director of the Sleep and Mood Disorder Program at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, and is adjunct professor at Duke University. She is president of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies interest group on insomnia and other sleep disorders. Carney was the recipient of the National Sleep Foundation's prestigious Pickwick Fellowship, and her research program is funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Lisa Dorfman, MS, RD, CSSD, LMHC, is Director of Sports Nutrition and Performance in the Department of Sports Medicine and an adjunct professor at the University of 2008-GBT-&-Reunion-054.jpgMiami. Lisa Dorfman, co-author of The Reunion Diet: Lose Weight and Look Great at Your Reunion and Beyond (Sunrise River Press, January 1, 2010) and Nutrition Editor for SoBeFit Magazine, has some useful tips for listeners who may be finding it challenging to lose weight and shape up for their upcoming  reunions this year. As a health expert with more than two decades of experience, she'll explain to your listeners that they don't have to give up some of their favorite foods in order to slim down and impress former classmates or family members.  For many people, reunions — whether a milestone college or high school reunion or extended-family get-together — are not only a chance to reconnect with friends, relatives and long-lost loves, they are also a great weight-loss motivator.  Still, losing weight and getting into shape is challenging at the best of times, and  adding in the stress of looking good for a reunion can make anyone crazy!  The average American gains between one to two pounds a year. While that may not seem like much, by the time your 25th reunion rolls around, you'll be about 30 - 50 pounds heavier than you were on graduation day.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Monday Jan 25, 2010

Phillip Bloch  "Clothes of Our Back"
Phillip Bloch has styled many of the most famous celebrities of our time and was the creator of two of the most memorable Oscar fashion moments in history: including Halle Berry's unforgettably stunning look when she nabbed Oscar in 2002 and Salma Hayek'sPhillip Blochgroundbreaking look when she donned a diamond-studded tiara in 1997. Among the dozens of other superstars whom Phillip has glamorized are Michael Jackson, Jennifer Aniston, John Travolta, the Dixie Chicks, Jennifer Lopez, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith, Jim Carrey, Charlie Sheen, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mariah Carey, Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Meg Ryan, Michelle Pfeifer, Jodie Foster, Barbara Streisand, Elizabeth Hurley, Pamela Anderson, Anna Nicole Smith, Heather Locklear, Calista Flockhart, Lara Flynn Boyle, Faith Hill, Cindy Crawford, Christy Brinkley, Nicolas Cage, Kevin Costner, Pierce Brosnan, William H. Macy, David Bowie, and Samuel L. Jackson among countless others. 

Dr. Daniel Seidman  "Smoke Free in 30 Days"

Why are you still smoking, even though you want to quit? Based on twenty years of research
Smoke-Free in 30 Days Ebook ... and hands-on work with countless smokers in his clinics at Columbia University New York Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Daniel F. Seidman understands that people smoke -- and quit -- for different reasons and what works for one smoker might not work for another.

Are you a Situational Smoker? Monitoring your reactions in different situations is a step toward permanently losing interest in cigarettes.
Are you a Worried-about-Weight Smoker? Properly using treatments like Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) can help you quit and get healthy in all aspects of your life.
Are you an Emotion-Triggered Smoker? Scheduling your smoking breaks and sticking to a rigid "smoking schedule" helps break the link between stressful situations and craving cigarettes. In a comprehensive, 30-day program, Dr. Seidman explains how to retrain your brain, take advantage of all the tools at your disposal, and end the month smoke-free and feeling stronger than ever!
Dan Hurley  "Diabetes Rising"
Dan Hurley
is a science writer and journalist who regularly contributes to The New York Times Science Times. He also writes for numerous medical newspapers, including Neurology Today (the newspaper of the American Academy of Neurology), Gastroenterology and
 of Type 2 Diabetes Rising ... Endoscopy News, Pharmacy Practice News, General Surgery News, and others. He has been senior writer at the Medical Tribune and contributing editor to Psychology Today, where his article on the violent mentally ill won the American Society of Journalists and Authors' award for investigative journalism in 1995. He is the former Vice President of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Nearly 90 years after the discovery of insulin, with an estimated $116 billion spent annually on the medical treatment of diabetes in the United States, why is diabetes the one major cause of death that's been relentlessly rising for a century? Diabetes Rising investigates why the nearly two dozen medications approved for type 2 (adult-onset) diabetes, and all the high-tech treatments for type 1 (juvenile-onset) diabetes, are failing to slow this modern pandemic of Western civilization. The book also profiles promising new approaches that are making significant strides toward preventing, curing, or dramatically improving treatment of the disease. Written by Dan Hurley, a regular contributor to the science section of the New York Times (and himself a type 1 diabetic for over 30 years), Diabetes Rising breaks medical news by revealing: 

  • The wealthiest town in Massachusetts, where an outbreak of type 1 diabetes among the children has parents up in arms, and a state investigation underway.
  • The county in West Virginia with the highest rate of type 2 diabetes in the country (where Hurley spent an evening with a family of 10 siblings, all of whom have the disease, and the local Wal-Mart proudly announces that it sells more Little Debbie snack cakes than any other Wal-Mart in the world). 
  • Why the rate of type 1 diabetes has been rising just as fast and just as long as the rate of type 2, transforming a childhood disease that was once exceedingly rare into one that now affects most elementary school systems in the country. 
  • How the "artificial pancreas," long considered a holy grail that would take decades to develop, has now reached the final stages of testing—the book describes Hurley's extraordinary experience participating in one of the world's first clinical trials of the device, and profiles the colorful mavericks pushing the technology forward. 
  • Why international diabetes experts believe that three simple, little-known approaches—avoiding cow's milk in baby formulas, getting adequate amounts of vitamin D, and simply playing in the dirt—could prevent many cases of diabetes.
  • Innovative public-health strategies in New York City, Los Angeles and elsewhere that are seeking to attack diabetes today just as campaigns of a century ago defeated communicable diseases—with public-health laws regulating fast-food restaurants.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Wednesday Jan 20, 2010

Anthony Munoz  Football Hall of Famer  Helps Honor Best Lineman
Michael Anthony Muñoz (born August 19, 1958), is a Pro Football Hall of Fame offensive tackle who played most of his career for the National Football League's Cincinnati Anthony MunozBengals. After missing much of the 1992 season battling knee and shoulder injuries, Muñoz attempted to play a 14th season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but was released before the season and he chose to retire. The National Football League (NFL) and Pro Football Hall of Fame member, Anthony Muñoz, was voted NFL Players Association Offensive Lineman of the Year four times, and now he's excited to talk about the creation of the Madden Most Valuable Protectors Award.   This first annual award, named in honor of football legend John Madden, celebrates the NFL's best offensive line based on the 2009 regular season performance.   

Mary Buffet - "Warren Buffet's Management Secret"
Mary Buffett is an internationally bestselling author and a speaker on the investment methods of Warren Buffett. She gained her unique insight while married to Warren's son Peter for twelve years. Even in today's economic climate, when so many investors and major Warren Buffett's Management ... companies are failing, Warren Buffett continues to be successful in all aspects of his life. Mary Buffett and David Clark have written the first book ever to take an in-depth look at Warren Buffett's philosophies for personal and professional management -- what they are, how they work, and how you can use them. Through close examination of Warren Buffett's life and career from his earliest days to now, Buffett and Clark shed light on his decision-making processes and reveal his strategies for keeping on track and maintaining focus. They examine Buffett's inimitable leadership qualities and explain how Warren integrated what he learned over time into a winning management formula and became not only the manager whom other managers want to emulate but also the second richest man in the world.

Jennifer Berry  "Organize Now"
Jennifer Ford Berry is a professional organizer and speaker. She is the owner of Organize This!, a personal organization service, which she founded in 2002. Her web site, receives about 12,000 visits per month and features a monthly newsletter with more than 3,000 subscribers. Jennifer Ford BerryShe has been a member of since 2003 and has served as moderator for's organizing board for 4 years. With a unique week-by-week approach, Organize Now! gives readers simple and effective tools to organize every aspect of their lives. Jennifer Ford Berry walks the readers through each step of the organizing process for 52 different topics, dealing with each topic one week at a time. Organize Now! is not only easy-to-use but covers a wide variety of topics from paperwork, time management, mental clutter, pets and specific rooms to special events such as moving or vacation planning. The advice is proactive, straightforward and presented in checklists so that readers can see immediate results as they work. Advice for monthly and yearly maintenance is provided. Due to the structure of the book, readers can follow the book from start to finish for a full organizational makeover, or work through the book in any order they wish, targeting the problem areas for their life.

Tuesday Jan 19 , 2009

David Sanger - Chief Washington Correspondent New York Times
David E. Sanger is the chief Washington correspondent of The New York Times. In a 26-year reporting career at the Times, he has won numerous awards for investigative, national security and White House reporting. He lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and two sons. He appears  regularly on national TV including The Charlie Rose Show, Face the Nation, and many others.  David Sanger-- from the White House to foreign capitals around the world -- for its revelations about the world President Obama was about to confront. It revealed secret efforts by Israel to get the equipment needed to bomb Iran's nuclear facilities, it took readers inside Pakistan's vulnerable nuclear weapons systems, it described the cascading series of failures in Afghanistan that were triggered by America's preoccupation with Iraq. When The Inheritance was published a year ago, it became must reading

Tony Lee -  " Best & Worst Jobs in the Nation" has released the results of its 2010 Jobs Rated Report, which ranks the best and worst jobs in the nation (below.) Actuary came out on top, followed by software engineer and computer systems analyst, and roustabout was rated as the worst job in the nation
1. Actuary (up 1)
2. Software Engineer (up 3)
3. Computer Systems Analyst (up 3)For Employment Opportunities ...
4. Biologist (no change)
5. Historian (up 2)
6. Mathematician (down 5)
7. Paralegal Assistant (up 10)
8.  Statistician (down 5)
9.  Accountant (up 1)
10. Dental Hygienist (up 35) 
Worst Jobs in 2010 and How They Fared in 2009:
200. Roustabout (down 8)
199. Lumberjack (up 1)
198. Ironworker (down 7)
197. Dairy Farmer (up 2)
196. Welder (down 3)
195. Garbage Collector (down 1)
194. Taxi Driver (up 4)
193.  Construction Worker/Laborer (down 3)
192. Meter Reader (down 13)
191. Mail Carrier (down 2)

John Bougearel -  Haitian Update on Earthquake
The American Red Cross is accepting donations at or by phone at (800) 435-7669. Also, donations can be sent to American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis, 441 E. 10th St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-3388. Or text "HAITI" to 90999; donation of $10 will be charged on the user's cell phone bill.Haiti Earthquake

The Salvation Army Indiana is accepting donations at www.salvation and at the Salvation Army World Service Office, International Disaster Relief Fund, P.O. Box 630728, Baltimore, MD 21263-0728. A note of "Haiti Earthquake" on the donation will ensure that the money goes to earthquake relief. Text "HAITI" to 52000 to make a $10 donation.

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Monday Jan 18, 2010

Jennifer Weiderman, Vice President  Sketchers\Shape Ups!
SKECHERS USA, Inc., an award-winning global leader in the lifestyle footwear industry, designs, develops and markets lifestyle footwear that appeals to trend-savvy men, women and children. A billion dollar company, SKECHERS' success stems from its employees, high-quality, varied product offering, diversified domestic and international distribution channels, and cutting-edge print and television advertising. With more than 3,000 styles, SKECHERS meets the needs of male and female consumers across every age and demographic.  SKECHERS' brands include SKECHERS Sport, SKECHERS USA, SKECHERS Active, SKECHERS Cali, Shape-ups by SKECHERS, Tone-ups™ by SKECHERS, SKECHERS Work and SKECHERS Kids. Branded separately from  skechers logo SKECHERS, the Company's fashion and street lines include Unltd. by Marc Ecko, Red by Marc Ecko, Zoo York, Punkrose, Public Royalty, and Mark Nason.  Internationally, SKECHERS sells its products to department and specialty stores via subsidiaries in Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, the Benelux region, Brazil and Chile, as well as a joint venture with China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Thailand. SKECHERS also has an extensive network of global distributors that sell its product in over 100 countries and territories, and have opened retail stores in key metropolitan cities around the world. Online, SKECHERS' extensive footwear collection is available at  Headquartered in Manhattan Beach, California, SKECHERS is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SKX.  For more information, please visit SKECHERS' corporate site at

Janet Little  "Detox For the New Year"  - Henry's  Market
Nutritionist for Henry's Farmers Market, Janet Little CN, share her tips and favorite products for a springtime detoxifying cleanse.   Springtime is my favorite time of year; longer daylight hours, burgeoning flowers, and some internal spring-cleaning. What do I mean by internal spring-cleaning?  Detoxifying !

Henry's Farmers Market is on ... Although most people think of a detox at the beginning of the year, springtime is actually the best time for a cleansing program. During spring, we are outside more in fresh air and becoming more active than we typically are in the winter. Plus, spring brings with it a variety of locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables that help our bodies with the detoxification process.   First, and most importantly, you need to be cautious before going on a detoxification program. Check with your doctor first, especially if you are overweight, if you are on any type of medication, if you have blood sugar problems or any other health problems. Our liver is the master cleanser. Did you know that our livers perform over 400 different functions in our bodies, and that almost 2 quarts of blood pass through our liver for detoxification every minute? The liver filters blood to remove toxins, secretes bile full of cholesterol and other fat-soluble toxins, and the liver disassembles unwanted chemicals.  It's a 2-step process in which the liver performs these functions. In phase I, a group of enzymes in the liver, P450, neutralizes some chemicals, and converts others to a more chemically active and toxic form. In phase II detoxification, these active toxic compounds are then neutralized and excreted out of the body.

Brad Staggs - Home Improvement Expert (HGTV)
An improving economy is boosting optimism in the home building industry as the largest showcase for home products, innovations and trends gets underway at the annual International Builders’ Show on January 19th. Home improvement expert Brad Staggs has been a regular at the show, and 2010 is no exception. He’ll be available on Monday, January 18th for a sneak peek of some of the products and trends consumers can expect in the new year. “There is reason for lots of excitement,” Brad notes. “Green building is really taking off, and there are so many exciting new innovations and tools for remodeling. I think it’s going to be a very good year for the industry - as well as homeowners and apartment dwellers.” Brad Staggs has become a regular on shows around the country and the internet. From his daily appearances on the DIY Network as host of Talk2diy Home Improvement to his reports on HGTV and his guest spots on Weekend Today, Brad comes across as knowledgeable, real, and relatable. When HGTV launched, Brad began producing and hosting features for Decorating with Style and Today at Home. If it was about home improvement, Brad was all over it. He even tackled a few design projects on the shows. He quickly became known as HGTV’s Home Maintenance Expert on Today at Home. Brad is also on HGTVPro.Com Weekly every week Although home improvement is Brad Staggs' main game, his lifelong interest in magic serves him well as he conjures up expert advice on home repair and remodeling for a number of DIY Network and HGTV home-repair series. Brad's expertise, complemented by a healthy dose of humor and enthusiasm, stems from years of hands-on experience in the field. Even as a young boy, he helped his dad with weekend projects and played "gofer" at various construction sites. Brad is certainly no stranger to broadcasting. His credentials include hosting and producing country music magazine programs as well as travel, cooking and game shows (and an acting stint on NBC's daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives). When HGTV launched in 1994, Brad was back on the air as the home-maintenance expert on Today at Home. Brad now shares his home improvement knowledge with everyone that tunes in to Be Your Own Contractor and Talk2DIY Home Improvement on DIY, as well as semi-regular appearances on NBC's Today Show.

Dr. Raymond Hall "Chiropractor to the Stars"
Dr. Hall has drawn from his 25 years of experience as a chiropractor to create the first eco-luxe pillow, 
Dr. Raymond Hall, DC, A ...
PILLO1 (, a pillow specifically designed to help alleviate neck and back pain and help individuals sleep better at night.  Dr. Hall's PILLO1 is made from a soy-based foam and Talalay latex, a naturally-derived and renewable resource from rubber tree milk and a solvent free production process.  The pillows are meant to help keep the head aligned with the rest of the body, which is one of the foremost secrets to eliminating neck pain.  A recent sleep study revealed that individuals who used PILLO1 noticed a 21.3% increase in REM sleep, what researchers consider to be a landslide improvement. In addition to his practice, Dr. Hall has also treated several celebrities and professional athletes including Angie Harmon, Brooke Burke (Dancing with the Stars), Jaclyn Smith, Lebron James (Cleveland Cavaliers), tennis great Andy Roddick, and figure skater Tiffany Chin, to name a few.  He's an energetic and enthusiastic guest who can provide valuable tips on how to alleviate the neck and back pain that so many Americans suffer from

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Thursday Jan 14, 2009

American Idol's Kara DioGuardi  Kara will discuss the upcoming season (as well as the show's premier the night before). Kara DioGuardi wasn't always a household name or a recognizable face, despite her more than 10 years in the music business, penning hit after hit for some of America's biggest stars, and working behind the Kara DioGuardi Co-Writes Top ... scenes as a producer and Senior VP of A&R for Warner Bros Records.  But since she joined the panel of the most-watched competition show on television, DioGuardi is finally getting her due.  As DioGuardi takes her seat for her second season on the judges' panel, she's also partaking in another singing competition – and everyone has a shot at the grand prize – $25,000!  DioGuardi will be teaming up with with Folgers to launch the search for the next great "Best Part of Wakin' Up" jingle, asking anyone with an affinity for music to create their own version of the famous tune.  On January 14, 2010, Kara DioGuardi will be available for interviews to talk about the new season of the show, her life in front and behind the scenes in the music business, as well as a way that people in your audience can get in front of her to perform their own version of a 25-year-old iconic song. 

COSMIC COUPLING  Sextrology Relationships
Stella Starsky and Quinn Cox, aka Starsky + Cox, a mediagenic real-life married couple, are relationship experts, astrological advisors, and cultural commentators with a decidedly cosmic twist. Their first book, SEXTROLOGY: The Astrology of Sex and the Sexes, took the world by storm, effectively dragging the subject out of the occult aisles of bookstores and ushering it into the modern-day zeitgeist.
cosmic_angel.jpgThe book illustrates the authors' "eerily accurate" ability to profile the romantic and sexual nature of each star-sign on the zodiac wheel as it combines with every other star-sign, male and female. From the specific rules of attraction inherent in each bond to the perks and pitfalls particular to each partnership, Starsky + Cox aren't shy about getting to the nitty-gritty of all astrological combinations, whether they are enduring alliances or fleeting dalliances.   COSMIC COUPLING will enlighten and entertain as it puts a fresh spin on an age-old genre, captivating the reader with keen intelligence, a rich knowledge of both ancient and pop archetype, considerable doses of tough love, and often laugh-out-loud humor

Douglas Preston  NEW book "IMPACT"
Douglas Preston has created another winning thriller that will appeal to those interested in the mysteries of our universe, as well as anyone   ... Douglas Preston and Lincoln who loves a book that keeps them on the edge of their seat. IMPACT carries on the great tradition of combining an adventurous thriller with an exploration of the real possibilities of our scientific knowledge—and where it might one day take us.  DOUGLAS PRESTON is the co-author, with Lincoln Child, of the famed Pendergast series of novels, including such bestselling titles as The Book of the Dead and The Wheel of Darkness, as well as The Relic, which was made into a number one box office hit movie. His solo novels include Jennie, made into a movie by Disney, and the New York Times bestsellers

Charlie Barrett Hollywood Publicist
Charles Barrett began his media career as a reporter with The Associated Press, and later served on the editorial staffs of both The  ... Tonight Show . He takes overHollywood Reporter and Billboard. The Barrett Company is well-known and regarded among the world's media outlets for its credibility and creativity. Through some 10 years of client assignments we have developed remarkable and successful campaigns for our wide range of companies and celebrities, which have paved the way for us to produce media, consumer and trade events of all descriptions both in the United States and overseas, including Cannes. 

Corzo Tequila
This Valentine's Day, Corzo Tequila invites you to indulge in a deeply delicious new rose petal and fruit-infused cocktail, CORZO Amor.  Corzo TequilaIt all starts with CORZO Silver which is infused with the festive flavors of rose petals, hibiscus, & orange zest.  This divinely sensual concoction is then topped with champagne & Elderflower liqueur creating a festive, yet sophisticated cocktail perfect for both him and her. Double aged and triple distilled with twice the Agave of other tequilas, CORZO Silver makes this decadently delicious infusion cocktail perfect for toasting the night of love at home or on the town

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Tuesday Jan 12, 2010

Comedienne Debi Gutierrez
The Emmy Nominated & Peabody Award-Winning Humorist  Specializes in Relationship Comedy, Making Her a Perfect Match  As Host of the New GSN Domestic Hidden-Camera Game Show Hidden Agenda ! Debi Gutierrez's comedy act is based on relationships—especially those between men and Debi Gutierrezwomen—and she speaks with the authority of a seasoned therapist and the raucous humor of a stand-up comic.  A regular at premiere comedy clubs in Los Angeles and around the country, her latest comedy CD is "He's Not Your Girlfriend;" yanked straight from her own personal experiences of doing it all wrong!  Most recently, she's been touring the country with her cutting edge & controversial "Comedy For Men (and the women they love)" routine.  Her daily parenting show, "A Place Of Our Own," a three-time Emmy nominee, airs nationally on PBS affiliates and has won the prestigious Peabody Award and The Parents' Choice Award.  You might call her humor a perfect match for GSN's new domestic hidden-camera game show "Hidden Agenda." It features one member of a couple attempting to persuade his or her partner to complete a series of challenges—without letting on that the world is watching.  Partners secretly set each other up to face a series of outrageous and comedic challenges, specifically designed for each couple, so that the contestant asks his/her partner to do the exact things that he/she wouldn't normally do—such as helping with particular household chores and other domestic duties. With each challenge the partner completes, the couple can win cash and prizes. Talk with Debi Gutierrez about her humorous take on relationships (and what she calls the non-mysteries of men and how women over-complicate them,) and find out about her funny new hidden-camera game show  Hidden Agenda

Tara Centeio  Hallmark - V.P
HALLMARK CELEBRATES 100 YEARS OF HELPING PEOPLE 'SAY IT ALL'  A Century of Full of Laughter and Tears – Captured One Card at a Time For 100 years Hallmark has been part of the milestones in our lives.  Whether The Abbeyfinding the right words to say 'happy birthday,' 'get well soon' or 'thinking of you' - Hallmark has been there for us when we needed inspiration or could not find the right words ourselves. It all started inauspiciously 100 years ago, when teenager Joyce Clyde Hall from Nebraska stepped off a train in Kansas City with little more than big dreams and two shoeboxes of picture postcards. He rented a room at the YMCA and began wholesaling postcards to retailers in the region.  One hundred years and billions of well-wishes later, Hallmark Cards, Inc., will celebrate its own 100th birthday in 2010 with a nod to the past, a focus on the future, and the grandsons of that Nebraska teenager at the helm. This is a story about how one company's products have captured the zeitgeist of our nation and evolution of our society over the past century. Within our collective shoeboxes are our histories. These saved greeting cards are cherished tangible well-wishes through a century of American history. A century of wars and rationing, the psychedelic 60s and disco 70s, the maturation of the boomers and their children, the changing roles of women and the advance of technology, but still - new babies, wedding celebrations, birthdays and anniversaries remained. Relationships endured. The need for emotional connecting stayed consistent even while the means by which we connected – the images and editorial used in Hallmark's greeting cards – changed to reflect the times. It is an American story preserved one card at a time in Hallmark's vault.

John Lescroart "Treasure Hunt"
New York Times bestselling author John Lescroart has penned twenty novels to date. But when he introduced his character Wyatt Hunt in The Hunt Club three years ago critics and fans couldn't get enough of this compelling character. So much so that The Hunt Club continues to be his bestselling book to date. This January, Lescroart brings private investigator Wyatt Hunt back in TREASURE HUNT (Dutton; On-Sale January 12, 2010; $26.95), a thriller that is driven just Treasure Huntas much by shady politics and backroom deals as it is by murder. And of course as they only can in a Lescroart novel, the dead begin to reveal their secrets and threaten to expose a massive conspiracy that may destroy the lives of San Francisco 's elite.  Business has not been good for Wyatt Hunt. His private investigation firm, The Hunt Club, has become the victim of the hurting economy as well as some recent bad publicity regarding an ex-employee. So when Mickey Dade, a junior associate, stumbles across a body in the lagoon in front of The Palace of Fine Arts, Hunt and Dade sense an opportunity to get the firm up and running again.  The victim is Dominic Como, a prominent civic activist and the head of some of the city's major charities. With the Hunt Club helping to filter tips from the public, Dade and Hunt soon learn that San Francisco 's golden fundraiser was involved in some highly suspect deals, and all of Como 's colleagues seem eager to point the finger at Alicia Thorpe, his new associate. Complicating matters, rumors about Thorpe's troubled upbringing and possible affair with Como start to surface, making her a "person of interest." But in this city where money and power mean everything, the people who were so willing to turn her in may well be hiding their own dark secrets.  A provocative examination of the nature of corruption and character and a look into the city he knows and portrays so well, TREASURE HUNT shows us yet again why Lescroart is one of the most popular thriller writers at work today. John Lescroart is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty previous novels, including A Plague of Secrets, Betrayal, The Suspect, and The Hunt Club. His books have been printed in sixteen languages and published in more than seventy-five countries. He lives in northern California .

Rabbi Irwin Kula
Irwin Kula, the host of Simple Wisdom, is not your typical rabbi.  Known as both a provocative religious leader and a respected spiritual iconoclast, Irwin Kula has inspired thousands nationwide using Jewish wisdom in ways that speak to modern life.  A renowned thinker, teacher, and rabbi, he is the author of  blogger Rabbi Irwin Kula ... Yearnings: Embracing the Sacred Messiness of Life (Hyperion, Sept. 2006) winner of a "Books for a Better Life" award, and selected by Spirituality & Health magazine as one the "10 Best Spiritual Books of 2006" and was featured in a national public TV pledge special, "The Hidden Wisdom of Our Yearnings." A leader of religious pluralism, Kula says that the "freedom and openness of America invites us to bring our traditions to the marketplace of ideas. The challenge is to translate these wisdoms into accessible American idioms that inspire and improve our personal and public lives." A regular on NBC-TV's The Today Show, and co-host of the popular weekly radio show, Hirschfield and Kula: Intelligent Talk Radio, airing on KXL in Portland, OR - one of the top 25 markets nationwide, Kula offers a perspective often missing in the media. Named by both Fast Company magazine and "Religion and Ethics Newsweekly" (PBS) as one of the new leaders shaping the American spiritual landscape, he was ranked two years in a row (no.8, and no.7, respectively) in the "Top 50 Rabbis in America," in Newsweek. In 2004, he wrote and was featured in Time for a New God, an acclaimed documentary shown at film festivals nationwide. Filmed as a moving monologue along the beaches, wharves, and roller coasters of Coney Island, he offers religion as a "giant tool box" for personal and social transformation. In 2003, he hosted a first-ever 13-part public TV series produced by JTN Productions, "Simple Wisdom with Irwin Kula," using Jewish wisdom to explore such life issues as relationships, money, work, and sex. Kula is the President of CLAL-The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, a leadership training institute, think tank and resource center. A popular media spokesperson, he has appeared on "The O'Reilly Factor" (Fox News), was a repeat guest on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," and was featured on "Frontline" (PBS) on the anniversary of 9/11, among many others. A panelist for the Washington Post/Newsweek - "On Faith" online column, he was a regular on the Hallmark Channel's New Morning show. A nationally recognized educator and lecturer, Kula serves as a consultant to both corporate and family foundations, as well as to religious and philanthropic institutions and non-profit agencies on leadership development and institutional change. A sought-after speaker, he has worked with such luminaries as the Dalai Lama and Queen Noor on compassionate leadership, and has traveled and taught Jewish wisdom in places as diverse as France, Italy, Bhutan, and Rwanda. He is in great demand by leaders from such diverse fields as business, technology, relationships, and religion. Kula is the co-editor of The Book of Jewish Sacred Practices: CLAL's Guide to Everyday & Holiday Rituals and Blessings (Jewish Lights, 2001), and co-founder of the Aitz Hayim Center for Jewish Living in Chicago. He received his B.A. in Philosophy from Columbia University, his B.H.L. from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTSA) in NY, and his M.A. in Rabbinics and Rabbinic Ordination from JTSA. He has served as rabbi of congregations in St. Louis, MO; Queens, NY;


Sunday, January 10, 2010

Monday Jan 11, 2010

Guest #1:
Will Jordan "The Incarnation of Catman Billy"
Born a human spirit in a cat body, an accident Billy soon realizes is no accident, he has to learn anew how to define himself. Before, he never gave any thought to whether cats have personal
problems or issues; he always thought that hunting was something that cats just did, like eatingIncarnation of CatMan Billy ... and sleeping ... until he came back as a cat. Now he's trying to survive while he sees the world through new eyes and negotiates life on four feet. Can the CatMan release the human programming of reactive emotions and move to seeing with clarity? Can Billy transform himself from past human limitation and integrate his growing feline information to act effectively in the world? The adventure tale provides the scene on which Billy explores certainty of being and action, power and clarity. That quirky feline mix of shrewd hunting, independence of spirit and a light-footed curiosity about the universe. His path toward enlightenment is made all the more interesting by his encounters with other feline characters, like Grey, The Hunter of the Night, who teaches him about Spirit energy and how it can be used to forge connections with others, and Elwood, the comically serious cat who shows Billy there's more to life than criticism, fear, and anger (all traits too common in human existence.)

Guest #2:
Don Schmitt "Witness to Roswell"
The best-selling UFO book of 2007/2008 is revised and updated with even more
Witness To Roswellhard-hitting eyewitness testimony of one of the most important events of all time: the actual recovery of a UFO outside of Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947. For more than 60 years, government authorities have led us to believe the wreckage was merely a very conventional weather balloon--but the witnesses who were there continue to tell a different story. Witness to Roswell once again takes you on a "can't put down" written account of what really transpired in Roswell, 61 years ago. It pries loose the truth the government doesn't want us to know.

ON THIS DAY - Jan 11
1964 - U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry released a report that said that smoking cigarettes was a definite health hazard.
2000 - The merger between AOL and Time Warner was approved by the U.S. government with restrictions.
2002 - Thomas Junta, 44, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for beating another man to death at their son's hockey practice. The incident occurred on July 5, 2000.

Birthdays Jan 11

Naomi Judd (The Judd's) 1946
Anna Calder-Marshall 1947
Dennis (Frederick) Greene (Sha-Na-Na) 1949
Ben Crenshaw 1952
John Sessions 1953
Robert Earl Keen 1956
Vicki Peterson (The Bangles) 1958
Kim Coles 1963
Jason Connery 1963
Maxee Maxwell (Brownstone) 1969
Mary J. Blige 1971

Music on Jan 11

1928 - "Old Man River" was recorded by Paul Whiteman and his orchestra.
1963 - The Whiskey-a-Go-G0 nightclub opened in Los Angeles, CA. - the first disco in the U.S.
1964 - "Ring of Fire" by Johnny Cash became the first country album to top charts
1965 - The Beach Boys recorded "Do You Wanna Dance."
1967 - Jimi Hendrix recorded "Purple Haze."
1987 - Frankie Goes to Hollywood hits with "Relax"

Thursday, January 7, 2010

On Today's Show

Pete Bils - Sleep Expert
Pete Bils is an associate clinical faculty member at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minneapolis. He is also a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, an organization dedicated to the assurance of quality care for patients with sleep disorders, the advancement of sleep research, and public and professional education. As the vice president of sleep innovation and clinical research, Bils continually researches, investigates and creates the use of new technologies to promote better sleep, including a computerized pressure mapping system, which shows the effects of sleep surfaces on the human body.  Pete Bils, who joined Select Comfort in 1996, is the vice president of sleep innovation and clinical research. Select Comfort designs, manufactures, markets and supports a line of adjustable-firmness mattresses featuring air-chamber technology, branded the Sleep Number bed, as well as foundations and sleep bedding accessories.  As Vice President of Sleep Innovation and Clinical Research at Select Comfort, Bils is responsible for exploring the vital relationship between sleep and health. He manages the direction of the company's efforts in clinical sleep research, from study design to laboratory execution.  Bils continually researches and investigates the use of new technologies to promote better sleep, such as computerized pressure mapping to demonstrate the effects of various sleep surfaces on the human body.  In addition, Bils is a polysomnographic technician in the Select Comfort research network and is an associate clinical faculty member at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minneapolis. He is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, an organization dedicated to the assurance of quality care for patients with sleep disorders, the advancement of sleep research, and public and professional education. He is also on the Better Sleep Council, a member of the National Sleep Foundation.

  Live from the consumer electronics show (CES) in Las Vegas
"The Gizmo Girl" Jamie Sorcher reveals to your listeners the hottest new must-have electronics!  The Biz of "The Gizmo Girl": The most popular and sought-after gizmo and gadget guru in the country and a renowned expert on the latest consumer products, both practical and weird, "The Gizmo Girl" (whose real name is Jamie Sorcher) has been sharing her gadget and gizmo expertise with consumers nationwide as the "It Girl" guru of gotta-have-it gadgets and gizmos! In addition to her hugely popular "Gadget Girl" column; her contributions to "Ty Pennington at Home" and "Road and Track Road Gear"; and hundreds of television appearances, "The Gizmo Girl" produces "Premiere" Magazine's "Techknowledge" column and "Tech" section for "Home" Magazine as well as writes "Sound and Vision" online magazine's monthly celebrity interview column "Backtalk". "The Gizmo Girl" is a graduate of LeHigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and the London School of Economics.

Dr. Susan Nolen-Hoeksema " THE POWER OF WOMEN: Harness Your Unique Strengths at Home, at Work, and in Your Community"
New research by Yale psychologist Dr. Susan Nolen-Hoeksema shows that women today are thriving because they have been able to transform the obstacles and adversities they have faced over the millennia into a unique set of psychological strengths—strengths that are particularly well suited to succeeding in today's world.  In THE POWER OF WOMEN: Harness Your Unique Strengths at Home, at Work, and in Your Community (Times Books/an imprint of Henry Holt and Company; $25.00; on sale: January 5, 2010), Nolen-Hoeksema teaches women how to discover and then learn to fully utilize their exceptional psychological strengths in problem solving and in leading, motivating, and relating to others. Drawing on original research and the instructive stories of remarkable women, Nolen-Hoeksema identifies the skill sets that women, based on their biology and social roles, bring to challenges:  Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, PhD, is the author of Women Who Think Too Much and Women Conquering Depression, and is a professor of psychology at Yale University . She and her research on women's mental health have been covered on the Today show and in The New York Times, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal. She lives in Connecticut .

Anne E. Kornblut  White House Reporter - Washington Post
She has been a political reporter in Washington since 1998 - covering, from start to finish, the three most recent presidential campaigns. She worked for the Boston Globe and the New York Times before joining the Washington Post in 2007 where she is currently a White House reporter. Was 2008 the "Year of the Woman"? It appeared to be, with a woman mounting the most serious campaign for the presidency in history and the Republican Party putting a woman on their presidential ticket for the first time. Currently women occupy the positions of Speaker of the House, Secretary of State, Homeland Security director, and Supreme Court judge. It seems as though the "gender gap" in politics has closed. Or has it? Esteemed journalist and WASHINGTON POST White House correspondent Anne Kornblut argues that America is surprisingly not quite ready for a woman president. In her first book, "NOTES FROM THE CRACKED CEILING: HILLARY CLINTON, SARAH PALIN, AND WHAT IT WILL TAKE FOR A WOMAN TO WIN" (Crown; December 29, 2009), Kornblut disputes the conventional wisdom about how women run for political office. Kornblut conducted exclusive, in-depth interviews with the most prominent women in politics today, including former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano, former president and CEO of eBay Meg Whitman, Senator Claire McCaskill and many others. Kornblut asks tough questions, provides valuable insight and indisputable facts, and even offers some hope that women can prevail if certain things change. A blunt, honest look at the role of women in politics today and what needs to be done in order for them to break through that cracked ceiling. Kornblut followed Hillary Clinton starting in the spring of 2006, when she was running for re-election to the Senate, until she resigned from the presidential candidacy race in June 2008. Kornblut then covered the Obama campaign and also spent several weeks during the general election on the road with Sarah Palin. What she found were old stereotypes revived, a divided women's movement, and a setback on equality in the political sphere.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Wednesday Jan 6, 2009

Pete Bils - Sleep Expert
Pete Bils is an associate clinical faculty member at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minneapolis. He is also a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, an organization dedicated to the assurance of quality care for patients with sleep disorders, the advancement of sleep research, and public and professional education. As the vice president of sleep innovation and clinical research, Bils continually researches, investigates and creates the use of new technologies to promote better sleep, including a computerized pressure mapping system, which shows the effects of sleep surfaces on the human body.  Pete Bils, who joined Select Comfort in 1996, is the vice president of sleep innovation and clinical research. Select Comfort designs, manufactures, markets and supports a line of adjustable-firmness mattresses featuring air-chamber technology, branded the Sleep Number bed, as well as foundations and sleep bedding accessories.  As Vice President of Sleep Innovation and Clinical Research at Select Comfort, Bils is responsible for exploring the vital relationship between sleep and health. He manages the direction of the company's efforts in clinical sleep research, from study design to laboratory execution.  Bils continually researches and investigates the use of new technologies to promote better sleep, such as computerized pressure mapping to demonstrate the effects of various sleep surfaces on the human body.  In addition, Bils is a polysomnographic technician in the Select Comfort research network and is an associate clinical faculty member at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minneapolis. He is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, an organization dedicated to the assurance of quality care for patients with sleep disorders, the advancement of sleep research, and public and professional education. He is also on the Better Sleep Council, a member of the National Sleep Foundation

Walt Dorfstatter -  President On- Star
OnStar is the in-vehicle safety and security system created to help protect you and your family on the road. OnStar's innovative three-button system* offers: 24-hour access to expertly trained, caring Advisors

  • A connection to emergency assistance
  • Access to OnStar Hands-Free Calling

  Leslie Sobon - Vice President at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)    Live from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas - Taking Man caves - She is responsible for product and platform marketing for the Computing Solutions Group (CSG), including the server, workstation, notebook, desktop, and embedded product lines. In this role, she is responsible for the product and platform marketing strategy, positioning, messaging, and launch planning. Previously Leslie was Director of Product Marketing for the CSG desktop product line at AMD. Prior to that, she was Director of Marketing for Dell, Inc., managing the development and implementation of global marketing, business development, and go-to-market strategies. She has held a variety of marketing roles in the high technology industry, including Director of Worldwide Marketing for Texas Instruments' software division.  She has over 15 years of global marketing experience. Leslie has a BA in journalism from Northeastern University and an MBA from Baylor University. Leslie also serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for Heart House of Austin, a free after school program dedicated to providing a safe haven and academic support to low-income children.  

Weldon Long knows firsthand that Maui is nicer than prison. After thirteen years of federal and state incarceration, he emerged a transformed man: a powerful speaker, driven motivator, and successful trainer/entrepreneur. Long holds a BS in law and an MBA in management, despite dropping out of high school in the ninth grade. He splits his time between the beaches of Maui and the mountains of Colorado with his wife, Janet, and son, Hunter.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Tuesday Jan 05, 2010

Stephanie Nelson "Coupon Mom's guide to cutting Your Grocery Bills in Half"
Stephanie Nelson, AKA The Coupon Mom, has been featured widely in the media-from The Oprah Winfrey Show, Today, and Good Morning America to The New York Times, Ladies' Home Journal and The Seattle Times. She holds a degree in finance and has worked in marketing at Procter & Gamble and Marriott.   A book that pays for itself! The creator of  with 1.6 million subscribers and counting, shares her strategic money-saving techniques for saving big while living well  Americans are hungry for bargains these days, but one woman has developed the ultimate strategy for enjoying a feast of savings. Taking the nation by storm, with appearances ranging from The Oprah Winfrey Show, Today and Good Morning America, Stephanie Nelson has shown countless women and men how to save thousands of dollars by becoming savvy coupon clippers-without sacrificing nutrition or quality. Now, in The Coupon Mom's Guide to Cutting Your Grocery Bills in Half, Nelson demonstrates all of the tricks of the trade-beyond coupons and tailor-made for a variety of shopper lifestyles. Whether you're a
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"busy" shopper and have only a small amount of time each week to devote to finding the best deal; a "rookie" shopper who is ready to put more effort into cutting bills; or a seasoned "varsity" shopper who is looking for new ways to get the deepest discounts possible, this book offers techniques thatw ill make it easy to save money at any level and on any timetable. Extending her Strategic Shopping protocols to mass merchandisers, wholesale clubs, natural-food stores, drugstores, and other retailers, Nelson proves that value and variety can go hand in hand. With meal- planning tips, recipes, and cost-comparison guides, as well as inspiring real-life stories from the phenomenal Coupon Mom movement, this is a priceless guide to turning the checkout lane into a road of riches.

Elizabeth Ziemba "CIG to Giving Back"
Elizabeth Ziemba, JD, MPH, is the founder and president of the not- for-profit organization SHARED, dedicated to improving access to medicines in developing countries. She utilizes her dual degrees in law and international public health to educate and help donors, and the general public, make informed decisions on giving back.  Which charities are worth your time and money  It isn't always easy for people to make intelligent decisions about donating their time, services, and money to meet their own giving goals, and at the same time, help not-for-profit organizations achieve their visions while avoiding scams and pitfalls. Readers will learn how not-for-profits work and how donations are utilized to determine the best ways to match their personal ideals, values and giving goals with a meaningful group or cause.  *Readers of Bill Clinton's Giving will welcome this book as a practical Guide  *People are passionate about philanthropy, but nervous about spending wisely-this book helps them make informed, effective choices

On Today's Show


Talk to USO President Sloan Gibson as he tells your listeners how they can get involved to help our brave soldiers overseas throughout the year.  He'll also be able to talk about the "Salute The Troops" Bowl Game and what makes this game so memorable for our nation's troops during this Holiday season.  Every community has a young man or woman serving their country through the military – let's make sure they know we're thinking about them from the home front! 

Mr. Gibson will share with listeners:

  • Highlights from the special game;
  • How this event impacted the troops overseas;

Chris Knight  ("Peter Brady")  Consumer Electronics Show  LAS VEGAS
Christopher Anton Knight (born November 7, 1957; New York City, New York) is an Americanactor best known for playing Peter Brady on the 1970s series, The Brady Bunch. He has since gone on to become a successful businessman and has enjoyed a semi-resurgence in the public eye with recent TV appearances. His father, Edward Knight, is also an actor. He is married to reality TV star Adrianne Curry.   Since the end of his Brady Bunch appearances, Knight's acting career consisted mostly of making guest appearances on other television shows. He also helped create a Brady Bunch computer game and involved in the IT industry, according to a TV Land documentary about the Brady Bunch. Knight appeared on a special episode of The Weakest Link TV show that featured the cast of the Brady Bunch squaring off against each other. In the end, Knight won the show with the proceeds ($49,000) going to his selected charity, Zero Population Growth Continuing to pursue TV opportunities, Knight appeared on VH1's fourth season of The Surreal Life. The show garnered Knight more attention than he had received in quite some time, in part by appearing shirtless on the show and revealing a well-built body. During his stint on the show, he began a romance with a castmate, model Adrianne Curry, winner of America's next top model cycle 1, who is almost 25 years younger than Knight. After the show, the two moved in together and got engaged, as documented on the VH1 series My Fair Brady, which premiered on September 11, 2005. The series was renewed for another season, and the couple wed in Curry's hometown of Joliet, Illinois on May 29, 2006 in a Gothic style wedding. Knight was also featured in music video for the group Click Fivefor the song "Just the Girl", in which he played a high school teacher. He also appeared in the Click Five's music video for "Catch Your Wave" as the hotel manager.  In 2006, Knight became spokesperson for the Ab Lounge exercise machine. Christopher Knight and his former Brady Bunch co-star Barry Williams appeared in a 2006 episode of That '70s Show. He and Williams played the part of a gay couple who moved in next door. The two have remained close friends since their Brady Bunch days, and Williams appeared several times on My Fair Brady. Florence Henderson, who played the mother Carol Brady, Susan Olsen, who played Cindy Brady on the Brady Bunch, and Mike Lookinland, who played Bobby Brady, also appeared in an episode of My Fair Brady. In one episode, Knight expressed how important it was for Adrianne to accept his close relationship with his former Brady Bunch co-stars.  Knight was a participant in VH-1's I Love The '70s: Volume II mini series. He and his family and friends appeared on the season finale of NBC's Celebrity Family Feud on July 29, 2008.  During the 2008-2009 television season, Knight was host of the syndicated game show, Trivial Pursuit: America Plays. Knight also is currently host of a series of Jonathan Goodson-produced game show specials for the Michigan Lottery, Make Me Rich; the first one is scheduled for October 16, 2009, with a second scheduled for February 2010.