Thursday, April 29, 2010

4/29 - Drew Pinsky, Peter Elkind, Nick Spadea, Doug Briode,

 Nick Spadea  -  PetCo  - "Where the Pets Go"
Finally, an indoor "Puppy Potty" and we have all the details from Nick Spadea.
Convenience, cleanliness and low cost -  Really??

Dr. Drew Pinsky  Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry - Keck USC School of Medicine
Dr. Drew Pinsky is a practicing medical doctor and is board-certified in addiction medicine. He is currently on staff at Huntington Memorial Hospital and continues to run a private practice and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Keck USC School of Medicine. He is widely known as radio and TV personality "Dr. Drew," the co-host of the nationally syndicated radio talk show, Loveline. On television, he produces and hosts the VH1 shows Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, Sober House with Dr. Drew and Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew, and the MTV show Sex...With Mom and Dad.  But there’s an addiction out there that still plagues more than 46 million Americans. It’s not drugs or drinking, it’s smoking.  As hard as it may be to believe, more than 46 million Americans still smoke, despite years of messages asserting how bad it is. Although it may not carry as bad a stigma as heroin or cocaine, smoking can be just as difficult to overcome. But there are proven ways to kick the addiction.

Peter Elkind  - ROUGH JUSTICE
Peter Elkind is editor at large at Fortune magazine and an award-winning investigative reporter. He is the co-author of the national bestseller The Smartest Guys in the Room and author of The Death Shift. He has written for The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, and Texas Monthly and is a former editor of the Dallas Observer.  With a combination of talent, hard work, connections, and family wealth, Eliot Spitzer built an amazing career. By his late forties, he'd gone from Princeton to Harvard Law to dramatic success as a prosecutor and attorney general to the governorship of New York. Many thought he would become the first Jewish president of the United States. Then came the prostitution scandal that shocked and mystified the nation.  Peter Elkind's definitive account gets at all sides of this complex man: the well-intentioned do-gooder, the aggressive lawyer, the hardball politician, the dutiful son, the loving husband and father, and the secretive "Client 9" of the Emperor's Club escort service. Elkind interviewed dozens of key sources ranging from Spitzer's family, friends, and closest aides, to targets of his high-profile investigations, to central players in the prostitution ring. He reveals many groundbreaking new details about Spitzer's rise, his short time as governor, and the way his enemies plotted against him. The result is a gripping, almost Shakespearean narrative-a tragedy of one man's noble intentions and fatal flaws and the powerful forces (both internal and external) that destroyed him.

Doug Brode - "Mr. Pop Icon America" -  Tyra Banks "America's Next Top Model"  Why are the ratings so low for this reality show? "American Idol" dropped off slightly but this show is really in the cellar - Why?  Doug Brode has a thought or two and comments on this fascinating show.  Is in danger of being cancelled?  Do  fans support the show?  What about Tyra?  Does America "Like Her?"
Tad Frier - VP  Charles Schwab
When it comes to retirement planning, there's no shortage of conventional wisdom, even if there is a shortage of actual savings. To help make sure your listeners are adequately saving for the future, Tad is available to offer tips and information surrounding the top five myths of retirement planning.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

4/28 - Alex Goldfayn, Lea Michele , Any Monzikova, Gary Morgenstein, Barbara Rose Brooker,

 Alex Goldfayn "The Technology Tailor"
He hosts The Technology Tailor Show on WGN Radio, which is heard in 38 states and Canada. It’s a low-tech talk show about the latest in consumer electronics. Every Saturday Alex talks live with moms, dads, grandmas and grandpas, about shopping for and getting the most out of technology.  Alex also co-hosts Good Day Technology Tailor with Dough Stephan. It’s an hour-long Saturday morning program explaining technology in the simplest terms possible. On November 1, 2008 Alex launched The Technology Tailor Minute, a syndicated short-program airing on over 320 U.S. radio stations and heard by more than 3.25 million listeners weekly.  At least 40 times per year, Alex appears live on television in the largest markets in the U.S. with his top product recommendations. For over five years, he wrote the Chicago Tribune’s My Tech column, profiling how people use technology in their every day lives and work. It was distributed to over 300 publications internationally by McLatchey-Tribune News Service.  Alex’s first book, Going Digital: Simple Tools and Techniques for Sharing and Enjoying your Digital Photos and Home Movies was published in 2006 by HarperCollins.  More than any other technology expert, The Technology Tailor is known for presenting complex, high-tech consumer electronics concepts in an approachable, engaging, conversational and compelling way.

Anya Monzikova - "Iron Man 2 "
From turning heads as one of the freshest faces on a top TV game show to co-starring with A-list talent in a major Hollywood blockbuster, actress Anya Monzikova continues to prove she has the brains and the beauty to continue her success as one of the industry’s most captivating new talents.  While recognizable from her stint as the model next to briefcase #10 on “Deal or No Deal,” her memorable appearance in the Bruce Willis thriller “Surrogates,” and photo spreads in Maxim and Stuff, Anya has parlayed her stint as a model into steady work in dramatic television and motion pictures. Born in Russia and raised in Florida from the age of eight, Anya studied theatre and film in high school and college, and began modeling as a way to enter the industry.  Recently, Anya finished work on the upcoming blockbuster “Iron Man 2” (due out May 7th), appearing in a climactic scene with Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, and Scarlett Johansson – the latter of whom relied on Anya’s native Russian skills to perform her lines to perfection at the behest of director Jon Favreau. With an eye on landing more parts in action films – the Wushu-trained martial artist confesses she hopes to do parts where she can perform her own stunts and showcase her sword technique – Anya is also pursuing her dreams of working behind the camera, developing short projects as a writer and director. Having come all the way from Vologda, Russia, to the big-time in Hollywood, making the rest of her dreams come true seems well within reach.

Gary Morgenstein   -  "Purple Haze"
Gary Morgenstein is co-host of the Purple Haze radio show, Thursdays at 9PM/ET at In addition to his dating and relationship book How to Find a Woman…Or Not, Morgenstein’s novels include Loving Rabbi Thalia Kleinman, about a divorced man who falls in love with a beautiful woman rabbi; Jesse’s Girl, a powerful story about a father’s search for his adopted teenage son, and Take Me Out to the Ballgame, a political baseball thriller, as well as the baseball Rocky The Man Who Wanted to Play Center Field for the New York Yankees. His prophetic play Ponzi Man played to sell-out crowds at the New York Fringe Festival. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, surrounded by lots of books and rock and roll CDs. He is Director, Communications, for the Syfy Channel.  Please visit him at 

 Barbara Rose Brooker - The Viagra Diaries
Anny Applebaum is seventy and writes The Viagra Diaries, a San Francisco weekly column researching sixty-plus boomers looking for love. She places ads on Internet singles sites and interviews men over sixty. Is love possible in the Viagra generation? Divorced for thirty years, Anny has given up on love and concentrates on her career. She is looking for controversy and hopes that her column will bring her fame and fortune. On Jdate, Anny meets and interviews Marv Rothstein, a handsome, seventy-five-year-old, emotionally unavailable diamond dealer. Anny is attracted to Marv, and they become involved in a torrid affair. But very soon, Anny discovers that the elusive Marv is a serial JDater prowling the singles sites for younger women, and that he still sees his much younger ex-wife. Anny decides to write a series of columns, modeled after Marv, about a man who can't face age, calling him Mr. X. As Anny's Mr. X columns gain recognition, she struggles with her conflict about Marv, her career hopes, relationships, and her coming of age.

Lea Michele  "Glee"
Actress and singer Lea Michele made her Broadway debut at the age of eight  in “Les Miserables” and went on to perform in three other Broadway shows  including “Fiddler on the Roof”, “Ragtime”, and the Tony Award-winning   production of “Spring Awakening” for which Lea was also nominated for a   Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical for her performance.Having won a Screen Actors Guild Award and earned Golden Globe and Teen Choice Award nominations for her role as Rachel Berry in the hugely popular  television series “Glee”, Lea delights millions of fans every week with her singing and acting prowess. “Glee” itself has also been widely recognized  with a Golden Globe Award, People's Choice Award, and American Film  Institute Honor. Dove Hair Care (official sponsor " Glee Live Concert Tour")

Monday, April 26, 2010

4/27 - Kevin Jonas, Laura Powell, Mark Rogers, Patricia Wright,

Pop Star Kevin Jonas
Hands-on experiences like field trips help engage children in learning that can open their eyes to the world beyond their classroom. A 2009 report issued by the American Association of School Administrators estimates that over the course of this school year, the number of school districts eliminating field trips will increase by 56 percent - the equivalent of more than 30,000 schools.  Pop music star, Kevin Jonas, of the Jonas Brothers is live  from the Natural History Museum in LA. In addition to discussing his current music and television projects, Jonas will also tell kids (and their parents) how to nominate deserving classrooms for a chance to have an inspiring education experience.  Field Trips For All, a new program from the Lunchables team, is awarding 50 deserving classrooms nationwide with inspiring learning experiences through its new “Project Potential” program. Project Potential will provide enriching experiences kids otherwise would not have including access to a variety of fun and educational opportunities to help shape their development.  Deserving classrooms will be selected from nominations submitted online at from now to June 1st. For more information or to nominate a deserving classroom, log onto

Patricia Wright - Easter Seals National Director of Autism Services
We’ve all experienced a time when our physical environment made it impossible to concentrate or been so uncomfortable in a particular setting we’ve had to get up and leave. An incessant car alarm, a lumpy chair, a flickering overhead light. For most of us, these distractions go unnoticed, ignored, remaining in the background. For children and adults with autism, these things can be debilitating. Autism is a lifelong disability affecting 1.5 million Americans. It impacts the way the brain functions and usually becomes evident within the first three years of a child’s life. People with autism have impaired communication and social skills, as well as restrictive or repetitive behaviors. We also know that many people with autism are visually and spatially oriented.  For this reason, software from Google called SketchUp is counting a growing number of children with autism among its many fans. Users with autism seemed adept at navigating the system, creating models and images that they might have struggled to create with a simple paper and pencil. The program is not only helping people with autism express themselves and hone their creativity; it’s helping them develop some marketable computer skills, as well. Patricia Wright has a passion for education and advocacy and has dedicated her career to ensuring that individuals with autism are fully-included in society. Her personal mission is to offer the support that makes it possible for people with autism lead meaningful, happy and productive lives. As Easter Seals National Director of Autism Services, Wright leads ASD programs for Easter Seals, the nation’s largest provider of services for individuals with autism across the life span.

Laura Powell - Environmental Journalist
Veteran journalist Laura Powell has been covering environmental topics for the past five years. In a recent Going Green section for The Washington Post, she covered topics ranging from hybrid cars and green building practices to organic food and environmentally-friendly fashion. Powell has written about green tourism for outlets ranging from National Geographic Traveler to Good Housekeeping. She is also a regular contributor to Energy of the City, a Washington, DC eco-lifestyle magazine. In addition to her environmental journalism, Powell has appeared on scores of broadcast and cable outlets, including CNN, WNBC, and ABC News Now.

Dr. Robi Ludwig - Relationship ExpertCan a happy marriage erupt in hostility over housework? The fact is, husbands and wives argue like crazy when it comes to who does the most work around the house, a battle that’s expected to heat up as we enter spring cleaning season. While the issue of divvying up household chores isn’t likely to go away, there are ways to avoid a knock-down-drag-out over who takes out the garbage, or who scrubs down the bathroom.  In a new survey, “Chore Wars,” men and women squared off and revealed their honest opinions and perceptions about cleaning and housework and how much of the burden they shoulder. The survey revealed that there are natural and distinct gender-based cleaning habits and preferences. r. Robi Ludwig, noted relationship expert and host for two seasons of TLC’s reality show, “One Week to Save Your Marriage,” will reveal the survey results and will let couples in on tips and tricks to help them navigate the “chore war,” so that everyone gets out alive. She’ll also tell viewers about a quiz that will show them what kind of cleaning partner they are and how to get along with a spouse who has a different cleaning personality.

Mark  Rogers  "The CIG to Economic Indicators"
Today's investors must play an active role in managing their money. This guide introduces the leading U.S. economic indicators and shows how to use them to make better investment decisions. Indicators covered include: national output; employment; consumer reports; housing and construction; and inflation. R. Mark Rogers spent 19 years with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. He also has served as macroeconomic forecast coordinator for the Macropolicy Group, as well as written books on economic indicators. A national lecturer, he is senior U.S. econo­mist with the firm Econoday. He has taught economics at Emory and Clayton State Universities.

4/26 - Dr. N.S. Xavier , Nancy Gardella, Barbara Rose Brooker ,

N.S.Xavier, M.D. has successfully integrated spirituality in his psychiatric practice for three decades. This experience and broad knowledge of world religions, literature, history and philosophy have enabled him to provide keen insights into crucial and complex issues. His writings are easy to understand and enriched by clear explanations and compelling examples. He has presented this work in national and international meetings. His previous book The Two Faces of Religion about healthy spirituality and sick religiosity has received acclaim from scholars in the spiritual and mental health fields. His cross-cultural experience, empathy and pragmatism as a clinician and good humor make his writings/speeches especially insightful, delightful and highly beneficial. Real Conscience is a groundbreaking work of insight, inspiration and practical guidance for psychological and spiritual fulfillment. With originality and depth, the author distinguishes between our two inner guides--the real conscience which uses reason and the Golden rule, and the socially programmed "superego" which tends to deviate more or less from conscience. Conscience is our best guide as we make choices in handling our needs like power, pleasure, esteem and meaning. Superego or feelings connected with needs can mislead us and cause numerous problems ranging from abuses, addictions, break ups and break downs and many diseases and disorders to extremism and violence. This book is easy to read and provides a good perspective on fulfilling our needs using conscience and keeping feelings and superego in balance. This unique work is particularly timely to promote peace and well-being in individuals, couples, communities and countries, as we face widespread conflicts, deep crises, and wonderful opportunities for transformation.

Nancy Gardella - Executive Director  Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce
Beaches, bicyling, family vacations, fabulous food, romantic getaways, vacations for every budget, destination weddings, corporate retreats, dazzling arts culture, fishing, birding, sailing and so much more awaits you! Your Vineyard experience is just a short ferry ride or flight away, so welcome, explore and start planning your Island getaway . The island of Martha's Vineyard - it’s all here, for everyone! The Island of Martha's Vineyard covers roughly 100 square miles, and is home to both year-round and seasonal residents. Some live "up-island" in the more rural towns of Aquinnah, Chilmark and West Tisbury, and others live "down-island" in the more populous towns of Edgartown, Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven (also known as Tisbury). Each Island town is unique in its geography, personality, and character. All blend together to create this special place many of us love to call our home. If possible, take time to visit each of the Island towns during your visit.

Barbara Rose Brooker  -  The Viagra Diaries
Anny Applebaum is seventy and writes The Viagra Diaries, a San Francisco weekly column researching sixty-plus boomers looking for love. She places ads on Internet singles sites and interviews men over sixty. Is love possible in the Viagra generation? Divorced for thirty years, Anny has given up on love and concentrates on her career. She is looking for controversy and hopes that her column will bring her fame and fortune. On Jdate, Anny meets and interviews Marv Rothstein, a handsome, seventy-five-year-old, emotionally unavailable diamond dealer. Anny is attracted to Marv, and they become involved in a torrid affair. But very soon, Anny discovers that the elusive Marv is a serial JDater prowling the singles sites for younger women, and that he still sees his much younger ex-wife. Anny decides to write a series of columns, modeled after Marv, about a man who can't face age, calling him Mr. X. As Anny's Mr. X columns gain recognition, she struggles with her conflict about Marv, her career hopes, relationships, and her coming of age.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

4/22 - Kevin Harvick, Doug Brode, Raymond C. Hundley,

 NASCAR Star Kevin Harvick
The Sprint All Star race gets underway May 22nd at Charlotte’s Lowe’s Motorway on May 22, preceded by the Pennzoil Victory Challenge, a charity event the challenges to drivers to see who can deliver the best tire-smoking donut. Kevin Harvick, last year’s Victory Challenge winner, will be available for interviews in the run-up to the big event.  Each driver in the Victory Challenge uses stock cars that have been donated by a driving school and have 30 seconds to complete their runs.  Harvick, who lives with his wife DeLana in North Carolina, started the year with a win in the Budweiser Shootout, placed second in the Gatorade Duel, and while he led most of the way in the Daytona 500, he wound up finishing seventh. He won the race in 2007.  Speed Channel will carry the Victory Challenge live and proceeds go to the NASCAR Foundation.  Right before the competition, which will take place on the front stretch of Lowe’s Motorway, the Grammy-winning band Creed will be giving a concert at the motorway.

Raymond C. Hundley, PhD. -  “Will the World End in 2012? ”
In Will the World End in 2012?, Raymond Hundley, PhD, gives a Christian evaluation of the ten most prominent apocalypse theories causing 2012 mania.  In the first millennia after the birth of Christ, nestled in the mountains of Central America, the Mayan people gazed at the stars and calculated days, months, years, and even the future. Their calendar, more sophisticated than any the world had known, indicated an abrupt end of time, December 21, 2012. The future they predicted is now upon us.  "There have been 149 apocalypse predictions between AD 44 and 2009," says author Dr. Raymond Hundley. But will it really happen? In this stirring, balanced, and well-researched book, he evaluates the ten most prominent apocalypse theories and gives a surprising answer to the question everyone is asking.

Doug Brode - "Mr. Pop Culture America"  - "Yellow Rose of Texas"
Our resident "Pop Culture Expert" looks at the origin and background of  "The Yellow Rose of Texas" and the woman behind the song. Doug's latest book "The Yellow Rose of Texas: the Myth of Emily Morgan" is now available at Amazon, online book retailers and your favorite book store. Click Book to purchase directly. Two hit versions of the popular song became chart hits by "Roy Rogers and The Sons of The Pioneers" and "Mitch Miller".

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

4/21 - Paula Zahn, Eric Leiserson, Mike Straham, Karl Champley,Myron Butler,

 Paula Zahn -  "On The Case"
A 30-year news veteran, journalist Paula Zahn most recently anchored for CNN where she was based in the network's New York bureau and hosted the primetime show Paula Zahn Now.  Before joining CNN, Zahn was the host of The Edge with Paula Zahn, a daily news program on Fox News Channel. She joined Fox in 1999 as anchor of its evening news program, The Fox Report.  Previously she spent ten years at CBS News, where she co-hosted CBS Morning News and anchored the CBS Evening News Saturday Edition.  Earlier, Zahn served as co-anchor of World News This Morning and anchored news segments of Good Morning America on ABC. Throughout her career, Zahn has interviewed dignitaries and newsmakers, including former U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford, Cuban President Fidel Castro, former Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev, first lady Betty Ford, civil rights leader Stokely Carmichael, and human rights activist Winnie Mandela.  Zahn has won nine Emmy Awards, the National Commission of Working Women Broadcasting Award and an AWRT Award for reporting on gender bias in education.

Michael Strahan  NFL Super Bowl XLII Champion NFL superstar and New York Giants’ defensive end, Houston native, and Texas Southern University graduate Michael Strahan, who retired from the NFL after completing his 15th season with the Giants and helping to lead them to their dramatic Super Bowl win over the New England Patriots~the second most-watched Super Bowl in history.

Eric Leiserson - Senior Research Analyst   Fiserv
Every year, paper checks use over 600 million gallons of fuel and add over 3 million tons of CO2 to the environment. But over the last ten years, businesses saved a total of $6.7 billion by switching to paperless statements and payments, AND IF 20 precent of households went paperless, they would saved 150 million pounds of paper or 1.8 million trees. ERIC is available to discuss a new survey's findings with regards to paperless statements, bills, and payments. Who has gone paperless, who has not, and why? In this role, Leiserson’s responsibilities include the development of consumer related electronic billing and payment research, adoption strategies and marketing programs for its Biller Solution’s Division.

Karl Champley  - HGTV
Australian native Karl Champley is a certified environmental home inspector and award winning Master Builder, home inspector and building consultant for commercial and residential construction in both the USA and Australia. He is a true craftsman who loves to help homeowners get out of trouble and teach them how to get back on their feet, use tools correctly and acquire new do-it-yourself skills. He is a familiar face on the DIY Network and HGTV and has hosted over 200 episodes viewed in over 95 million homes in the US and is seen in Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Turkey and several other countries around the world. Episodes have also been aired on US Airways, American Airlines and United Airlines and his shows have received Telly and Aurora Awards. Karl has also been the expert, host and consultant to many specials including the International Builders show in Orlando, Florida which is the world’s largest builders show. Karl is also a Radio Host of "Home Live" - Voice of The Handyman Club of America and a regular contributor "Popular Science Radio", which is syndicated via the Radio America Network.

Myron Butler Grammy Award Winning  Singer-songwriter
Myron Butler is a Grammy award winning record producer, singer-songwriter, music director, vocalist, organist, and pianist. Most notably, he is known as the leader of the gospel choir, Myron Butler & Levi. Since 1997, he's worked as a vocal director and backup singer for several notable artists. Heart disease and stroke are major health risks for all people. But African Americans are at particularly high risk. Consider this: · African Americans have almost twice the risk of first-ever strokes compared to whites. · African Americans have higher death rates for stroke compared to whites. · The prevalence of high blood pressure in African Americans in the United States is the highest in the world.

4/20 - Christine Baranski, Michele Borba, Dee McKenna

 Christine Baranski - Actress
Christine Baranski was born Christine Jane Baranski to a family of Polish ancestry on May 2nd, 1952. Daughter of Virginia and Lucien Baranski, Christine grew up in the town of Buffalo, New York. Since much of her childhood, youth, and general life are unknown we cannot ascertain who introduced her to acting although the most likely source could be her grandparents who were both Polish and acted in a Polish theater. It would take 14 years for Christine to appear in front of viewers but even then the talent and uniqueness could be observed through the screen. As many other child actors, or starlets, Christine Baranski changed her name to Chris Charney according to IMDB and the dvd release of Combat! . Although the shortening of her first name is quite obvious there is no record or interview which states the choice of ‘Charney’ as her last performing name. Under this nickname Christine appeared in at least three television series and two movies. With only 14 years of age, and her first professional role, Christine appeared in Combat! as Paulette; an orphan in a London Suburb. Although much is not known about Paulette we do learn that she is scared of men, usually serious, and doesn’t speak. Throughout the episode Christine remains silent, observant, and usually to the side of one of the actors who does speak. Yet her facial expressions, or lack of them for this particular character, sell the sadness that surrounds a child who has lost both parents and, when she does smile, the joy that comes with knowing that someone cares. A year later, Christine took part of two projects; one of which was uncredited but her first feature film. In the famous series of Flipper Christine reprised Liz for a total of two episodes titled “Flipper’s New Friends”. Although uncredited, or mentioned only in IMDB as Little Girl, Christine then formed part of the cast of Who’s Minding the Mint? which narrates the story of a mint worker who accidently destroys a huge sum of money and then tries to replace it by printing out cash. This was followed with perhaps the most known Chris Charney credit. At the age of 18, and almost out of her education at the Catholic Villa Marie Academy, Christine appeared in The Brady Bunch, another famous family series, as Paula. In this episode Marcia has her first slumber party and invites Paula not knowing that the party was almost canceled because of her over a drawing that Marcia created but in which Paula printed the name of a teacher. During this episode Christine was able to dwell into more human feelings such as fear, happiness, remorse, and general child crazyness. After her single episode appearance Christine was not active professionally, at least not to what IMDB, Broadway and Off Broadway websites can say about her credits. Although Christine is sure to be looking out for the next project, as any other actor, 2009 has already brought us two projects in which she stars. For one night she was part of the ensemble that presented the concert of A Little Night Music in New York in which she was cast as Countess Charlotte Malcom. Recently she appeared in an episode of Big Bang Theory as Dr. Beverly Hostandter, delighting all her fans as she portrayed a neuroscientist visiting her son Leonard and singing for the first time with Sheldon, for which she won an Emmy Award nomination. For Ugly Betty, Christine has appeared as Victoria Hartley, the mother of Betty's boyfriend Mark who happens to not like Betty at all. Christine is currently starting in a lead role as Diane Lockhart, one of the top litigators in "The Good Wife" and the only woman head partner. The series has recently been picked up for a whole season promising to give the Lockhart charm to Baranski's fans. She is also signed for an upcoming guest spot in Big Bang Theory where she will re-enact her character for a second time. Whatever project she decides to be part of, we the fans, know that she will do her outmost best and that she will shine like never before.

Michele Borba - Parenting Solutions
Trusted parenting expert Michele Borba offers her practical and proven advice for the most common childhood problems and challenges for kids age 3 to 13. These strategies she has shared on 75 TODAY show appearances and with hundreds of parents in her workshops and practice. Michele skips the quick-fix approach and offers effective solutions that help you make real and lasting change in your child’s attitude, behavior and character. Borba’s groundbreaking method shows step-by-step how to put an end to troublesome behaviors and attitudes with healthier new habits. The result: A better behaved and happier kid who is more respectful and responsible and better prepared to handle life both now and forever. But there’s an added bonus: you will be less-stressed and more confident parent because you’ve helped your child achieve positive lasting change to those worrisome behaviors.

Dee McKenna - Master Gardener
Dee McKenna is a Master Gardener and mother of three girls. Agriculture has always been dear to her heart. She resides and raises her kids and garden near Wichita, Kansas. She received her M.S. in Agricultural Education at Texas A&M University and her B.S. in the same field at Iowa State University.
Topics Dee McKenna can discuss:
• How much sun and what kind of soil work best for which kind of vegetables and fruit • 10 best garden crops for beginners • Different types of fertilizer and compost • The misconceptions about fertilizer • How to plant a garden no matter what size home you live in

BRET ERNST (Host, Oxygen's "Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too")
Comedian Bret Ernst can regularly be seen headlining at top clubs across the country, and has earned the sought after honor of marquee status on the Sunset Strip. This New Jersey native will next appear  in his own  half hour television special this February. Most recently his stand up was showcased on "One Mic Stand" and "Comics Without Borders." He recently appeared in the Vince Vaughn feature film "Wild West Comedy Show." The film documents Ernst with Vaughn and three other comedians as they perform to sold out crowds in a 30-night 30-venue tour across  America. On the small screen, he has a recurring character on "Weeds" and has guest starred on "CSI: NY." Ernst currently resides in Los Angeles.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

4/19 - “Guncles”, Jerry Springer, Rich Lechner

Bill  & Scout aka “The Guncles” - Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood
Liam & Stella’s “Gay Uncles,” appear on the hit Oxygen reality show “Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood” which is currently in it’s fifth season.  Bill & Scout are best friends with Tori & Dean and are a part of their close knit chosen family. They enjoy being Liam and Stella’s “Guncles” and are Tori & Dean’s “go-to” guys. Scout and Bill spend holidays, birthdays and family vacations with the McDermott’s.

Jerry Springer  "BAGGAGE!"    PREMIERES 4/19 6:30/5:30c (TONIGHT)
Baggage host Jerry Springer has become a cultural and civic icon. In addition to being the host of the "Jerry Springer Show"-which will celebrate its 20th season this fall-Springer has been a political pundit, lawyer, Emmy Award-winning newscaster, country recording artist, international emcee and TV personality. He has been in movies and on Broadway (starring in productions of Chicago in London and New York). He's a progressive talk-radio broadcaster, and he won America's heart with his ballroom dancing on "Dancing With the Stars." The son of Holocaust survivors, Springer holds a law degree from Northwestern University, and is a political activist who worked on Robert Kennedy's presidential campaign and served as Mayor of Cincinnati for two terms. Springer also has hosted "America's Got Talent," both in primetime on NBC, as well as in the "live" version from Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.  Everyone brings baggage into a relationship-but only on GSN’s new dating game show Baggage do three contestants and one "dater" bring it all to the very first date! On each half-hour episode of Baggage, Jerry Springer guides the fun as one dater chooses among three contestants who reveal the intimate secrets and hidden flaws that are typically kept under wraps to impress a first date. Each contestant enters with three suitcases-small, medium and large-containing the quirky, annoying and sometimes truly shocking "baggage" that may or may not eliminate the contestants from competition, to the accompaniment of the dater’s tagline, "I’m sorry, but you have too much baggage."

RICH LECHNER - IBM VP  Energy & Environment    EARTH DAY  APR 22
Rich Lechner leads IBM's efforts in helping clients address the issues and opportunities around energy, the environment and sustainability as well as the program Green & Beyond, part of the Smarter Planet initiative. This includes finding solutions for improving the efficiency of clients’ infrastructure and optimizing all aspects of their operations for energy, carbon, water, and waste.  Mr. Lechner has a strong track record for driving key cross IBM initiatives that deliver value to clients of all sizes including virtualization, Project Big Green, and IT Optimization. Previously, he was vice president for Enterprise Systems and has held a number of other senior leadership positions at IBM in both the United States and Europe across the hardware, software, and services organizations.  Mr. Lechner spent ten years as a programmer for IBM, beginning as a micro-code programmer in the Financial Services Industry. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from University of California , Los Angeles .

Thursday, April 15, 2010

4/15 - Tyler Florence, Doug Brode, Mark Kurlansky,Anders Henriksen,

Chef Tyler Florence - Food Network 
Celebrity chef Tyler Florence~who has hosted such hit “Food Network” shows as “Food 911”, “Planet Food”, “All American Festivals,” “My  Country, My Kitchen: How to Boil Water,” and “Tyler’s Ultimate”, and who has written such popular books as “Tyler’s Ultimate”, “Tyler Florence’s Real  Kitchen”, “Tyler’s Ultimate: Kitchen Handbook”, “Tyler’s Ultimate: Dinner at  My Place”, and “Eat This Book”~ is now revealing to your listeners a tasty  way to give back through the “U Taste. We Donate.” campaign to end childhood  hunger.

Mark Kurlansky -" EASTERN STARS" How Baseball Changed San Pedro de Macorís
In the town of San Pedro de Marcorís in the Dominican Republic, baseball is not just a way of life. It’s the way of life. Robinson Canó, Luis Castillo, Alfonso Soriano, Manny Alexander, Sammy Sosa, Tony Fernandez, and legions of other San Pedro players who came up in the sugar mill teams flocked to the United States, looking for opportunity, wealth, and a better life. By the year 2008, seventy-nine boys and men from San Pedro have gone on to play in the Major leagues – that means one in six Dominicans who have played in the Majors have come from one tiny, poverty stricken town.  THE EASTERN STARS: How Baseball Changed the Dominican Town of San Pedro de Macorís, by award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Mark Kurlansky, is the intriguing and inspiring history of one small impoverished area in the Dominican Republic.

Anders Henriksson -  COLLEGE IN A NUTSKULL
Anders Henriksson is a professor of history at Shepherd College in West Virginia. Author of Ignorance Is Blitz, he has been featured on The Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, and National Public Radio. He and his wife live in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. outrageous material culled from the actual exam books of real college students. And it's a hoot that covers all subjects of the core curriculum, including: American History: "The Underground Railroad was built as the nation's first public transit system." Art: "Cubism is art from Cuba." Religion: "Moses led his Islams out of Egypt. Bananas from heaven arrived to feed the hungry people. These events are described in the Book of Zeus." Philosophy: "Plato did his thinking in the Cave of Al Gore." Economics: "The theory of surplus value is Marx’s idea that you always shop with coupons." Music: "Bach's sacred choral music includes the B Minor Mess. . . . All one million of his famed works can be found in his BMW. He had over one hundred children and was, of course, very famous for his work with his organ. Two of his successful sons were Jesus Christ Bach and Bacherini." Literature: "Jay Gatsby moved to East Egg because it would be a good place to raise his chickens." And Psychology—or is it Theater Arts: "Most people are either straight, gay, or thespian."

Doug Brode - "Mr. Pop Culture America"  "Shooting Stars of the Small Screen"
Our resident pop culture historian talks about the History of the TV western, the background of  Roy Roger's Classic "Yellow Rose of Texas" and his latest book "YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS: THE MYTH OF EMILY MORGAN ". Doug  is a screenwriter, playwright, novelist, film historian, and multi-award winning journalist. Born and raised on Long Island, he traveled upstate to attend SUNY Geneseo as an undergrad and never really left. After graduate work in Shakespearean studies at Syracuse University, he and his wife Sue (Johnson) Brode stayed on and raised a family. Brode became the coordinator of the Cinema Studies program at Onondaga College and then an adjunct professor at Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications. He is the author of over 30 books on film and the mass media

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

4/14 - Steven Fogel, Offer Gat, Matt Smith, Rabbi Irwin Kula

Steven Fogel -  Principal Cofounder  Westwood Financial Corp
As principal and cofounder of Westwood Financial Corp., one of the largest owner-operators of retail properties in the United States, real estate tycoon Steven Jay Fogel has learned firsthand that being wealthy provides a rich lifestyle but not the answers to all our problems.  In his book, My Mind Is Not Always My Friend , Fogel shows you how to. Steven J. Fogel set a goal of becoming a millionaire by the time he was 30. He achieved his objective and was proud of his success, living the lifestyle he'd always dreamed of. He had a talent for both making and keeping money. But his happiness was fleeting. He soon found that the old line “Money can't buy happiness” was true-and the joke was on him!

Matt Smith and Karen Gillan - "Dr. Who" Actor Matt Smith will enter the TARDIS as the Eleventh Doctor. Acclaimed Doctor Who writer Steven Moffat (Jekyll, Coupling) is the new Lead Writer and executive producer. Doctor Who tells the story of the Doctor, the mysterious traveler in time and space who has saved the universe so very many times. A Time Lord, one of a legendary race of powerful beings whose job it was to observe, record but never interfere. Despairing of his people's desire to do nothing but watch, he fled his home planet of Gallifrey inside an ingenious and unique craft called the TARDIS, a technological marvel that is indestructible, bigger on the inside than out, capable of amazing deeds and the one constant in his life - the place he now calls home. Thus, the Doctor remains a wanderer, an explorer and above all, a hero - the Time Lords themselves are all gone, destroyed in the Great Time War waged against a mighty fleet of evil beings called the Daleks. Only the Doctor survives, alone except for the human companions he picks up from time to time, briefly sharing his life with them but showing them all the wonders that the fantastic universe he travels through has to offer. The show started in 1963 and starred William Hartnell as the Doctor. When he wanted to leave the series, it was decided that Time Lords could 'regenerate', change their entire physical form and so over the years a succession of different actors have played the role, each one bringing their own personality to the role, but essentially always playing the same person, always trustworthy, honest, decent and a believer in right over wrong, justice over persecution.  This past January, the end of the previous era of Doctor Who starring David Tennant delivered record ratings for BBC AMERICA and the last episode hit the #1 spot on iTunes in the U.S.  Doctor Who has a tradition of rebooting the series with new lead actors and creative team, similar to James Bond or even Sherlock Holmes. The series now has a new lead writer and executive producer, BAFTA-winner Steven Moffat and he’s signed on Matt Smith as the Doctor and Karen Gillan his companion, Amy Pond.

Rabbi Irwin Kula - Income Tax Day April 15
The topic is taxes. Irwin is the author of Yearnings: Embracing the Sacred Messiness of Life. For more information on him  website:  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.

Offer Gat - CEO El Al Airlines 
Offer has nearly 20 years experience in the travel and airline industry, and is available to comment on the pros and cons of consolidation, what this means for consumers, and whether or not he believes this will become a future trend for airline industry. Additionally, he can offer an international perspective, as EL AL is the leading carrier offering international flights to and from Israel across the globe.  This potential deal would create one of the world’s largest airlines, and these negotiations mark the largest effort to date to consolidate the struggling airline industry. Offer can discuss this landmark and how it may affect other airlines, as well as potential hurdles, such as union opposition - as the official transaction is several weeks away and may potentially fall through.

Monday, April 12, 2010

4/13 - Gary Teague, Sarah, Tim O'Shaughnessy, Gene Crayton, Melissa Morgan,

Gary Teague - "Green Cattle Rancher" 
As the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day nears…40 INTERESTING WAYS Cattle Farmers AND RANCHERS PRESERVE THE LAND Gary Teague and his wife, Laura, started Teague Diversified, Inc. in 1994 when they leased and operated a small feedlot while attending graduate school at Colorado State University. Today, the operation includes a 25,000-head feedlot, 2,500 cows and several ranches in Nebraska and Colorado. Teague Diversified, Inc. produces traditional grain-fed, natural and branded beef. The Teague’s three children each play a part in the family business and have learned from their parents what it means to be passionate about the land and animals. The Teague family’s composting operation epitomize their environmentally-friendly practices. They blend the waste that the animals generate with organic products that come from local food processing facilities. During a four-to-six-week process, they bind the nutrients that are in the compost to those local products. The finished product is spread on lawns to provide necessary nutrients, thus conserving the water that is applied to those lawns

Tim O'Shaughnessy    CEO/Founder  - LivingSocial 
Tim sets and communicates LivingSocial's core strategy, and oversees our growth as the next great consumer brand. Before LivingSocial, Tim led the consumer products team at Revolution Health and managed product launches at AOL. Tim graduated from Georgetown University with degrees in Marketing and Operations & Information Management.  LivingSocial is the premier local activity discovery engine – the place where anyone can find out the best things to do in and around their city. As a result, it not only gives local merchants an innovative way to reach nearby customers, but also leverages LivingSocial’s unprecedented social media knowledge to grant merchants access to the company’s extensive community of more than 85 million people. With LivingSocial, merchants get the viral power of the Internet, the reach of the LivingSocial community, and the leverage of the iPhone platform.

Gene A. Crayton (U.S. Navy  Ret.), President - Paralyzed Veterans of America
Paralyzed Veterans of America is celebrating its 64th birthday this week by encouraging all Americans nationwide to help empower our veterans with disabilities.  With events and activities across the country and the theme Empowering Lives, Paralyzed Veterans of America Awareness Week will highlight the unique challenges facing veterans with spinal cord injury/dysfunction. It also spotlights the work of Paralyzed Veterans to empower seriously wounded heroes and their families with everything they need to thrive.

MELISSA MORGAN (Aspermont, Texas)
the latest eliminated contestant on NBC's hit series "The Biggest Loser: Couples." THE BIGGEST LOSER: COUPLES – EPISODE 913  FINANCIAL GURU SUZE ORMAN AND SEASON 8 WINNER DANNY CAHILL GUEST STAR – This week’s pop challenge finds the contestants piling quarters, each worth $10, on to platters, and then trying to balance the platters as long as they can to win the money they’re holding. Aftwards, financial expert Suze Orman talks with the contestants about their financial health, along with season 8 winner Danny Cahill, who she predicted would win last season. It’s a wake-up call for many of them struggling with their personal finances, especially when Orman shares her prediction for who will win this season. Then a wild challenge in the pouring rain finds contestants racing to find the right keys that will open this season’s biggest prize yet for two lucky contestants – brand new cars! Later, trainer Bob Harper takes the players outside for a workout in the mud, which leads to a wild mud-wrestling fight and a lively chase to bring trainer Jillian Michaels into the fray. Alison Sweeney hosts the series.

SARAH (Oxygen's "Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too") 
Sarah, 25 – Milwaukee, WI  Married by 19 and divorced by 21, Sarah spent season three in the Bad Girls house making up for lost time – indulging in countless nights of drinking and partying. Nowadays, guys have their work cut out for them when trying to catch the eye of Sarah. Between holding down two jobs and college, Sarah doesn’t impress easily. Her type of guy exudes confidence but is also honest, fun, outgoing and wants to treat her like a princess. Sarah has grown tired of casual dating and would really like to settle down with someone special.  “Hang Tough”  Airs: Tuesday, April 13 at 10pm ET/PT   The guys show off their strength as they hit the beach for their next challenge. A confused Sarah still finds herself in the middle between Nick and Tim. The girls wonder if Devan is going to choose who he wants to be with. Kendra has reservations about one of her dates and puts him up for elimination

Sunday, April 11, 2010

4/12 - Lourdes Iglesias, Michael Kirk, Rick Maynard

Rick Maynard - Communications Director   KFC 
The KFC 'Double Down', which goes on sale in the U.S. on Monday, contains two pieces of bacon and two melted slices of cheese, slathered in mayonnaise and sandwiched between two slices of meat. Nutritionists are horrified by the launch of the fatty dish in a country where two-thirds of the population is overweight or obese.  KFC insists the sandwich contains 540 calories - but it has been reported that it actually racks up a much higher figure of 1,228, or about half of a man's recommended daily intake. KFC Corporation, based in Louisville, Kentucky, is the world's most popular chicken restaurant chain, specializing in Original Recipe®, Extra Crispy®, Kentucky Grilled Chicken™ and Original Recipe Strips with home-style sides, Honey BBQ Wings, and freshly made chicken sandwiches.  Every day, more than 12 million customers are served at KFC restaurants in 109 countries and territories around the world. KFC operates more than 5,200 restaurants in the United States and more than 15,000 units around the world. KFC is world famous for its Original Recipe® fried chicken -- made with the same secret blend of 11 herbs and spices Colonel Harland Sanders perfected more than a half-century ago. Customers around the globe also enjoy more than 300 other products -- from Kentucky Grilled Chicken in the United States to a salmon sandwich in Japan.  KFC is part of Yum! Brands, Inc., the world's largest restaurant company in terms of system restaurants, with more than 36,000 locations around the world. The company is ranked #239 on the Fortune 500 List, with revenues in excess of $11 billion in 2008.

Erica Domesek   DYI TV  Designer - PS I Made This 
Erica Domesek is a distinguished lifestyle, design and style expert, living and creating in New York City. She is also the founder of the innovative DIY brand “ PS-I Made This…”  Erica’s creative motto “I see it, I like it, I make it” reflects the belief that one can find inspiration anywhere and transform what one sees into something fabulous to wear, use or look at. With a keen eye and ability to make everything from fashion accessories, home décor accents and provide a vision for creative soirees, Erica’s work has been featured in publications such as Teen Vogue, Glamour, Vogue Nippon, Domino, GQ, among others. She has styled and designed campaigns for International brands such as Kate Spade, Tumi, J.Crew, Anthropologie, Roxy, Sigerson Morrison, and True Religion, Helmut Lang, and has hosted Alloy Entertainment’s TV’s Craft Club.

Michael Kirk Producer  Frontline “Obama’s Deal” - April 13 PBS
Barack Obama promised change. Then he took on one of Washington’s toughest issues: health care. During his first year in office, he found himself making one deal after another with Capitol Hill’s powerful insiders--lobbyists and influential members of Congress. He angered his political base, watched his popularity sink, and nearly failed to pass the bill. In Obama’s Deal, FRONTLINE follows the story of the president’s historic victory and offers the first in-depth look at how the Obama administration operates. Veteran FRONTLINE producer Michael Kirk (Bush’s War, Dreams of Obama, Inside the Meltdown) provides a sobering view inside Obama’s deals and reveals the realities of American politics, the power of special interest groups, and the role of money in policy making.
Lourdes T. Iglesias  Executive Director  "Hispanics United of Buffalo" 
Executive Director of Hispanics United of Buffalo (HUB) Lourdes Iglesias says, "This agency needs to be everything it can be, and we can send all good things back into the community." The good things Iglesias speaks of have to do empowering local Hispanics with the tools they need to overcome quality of life issues that some members of this West Side community are faced with every day—issues that Iglesias and her staff at HUB work hard to rectify.  In just over two years as executive director—with the help of an energetic staff and well-meaning board of directors—Iglesias has pulled HUB two-thirds of the way out of just over $300K worth of accumulated debt she inherited, while growing the services that HUB offers to the community. Specifically, HUB acts as advocates dealing with issues such as homelessness, domestic violence, joblessness, language barriers and suicide prevention. Then there are the small things.  "People bring their paperwork here, their mail, and we help decipher it for them," Iglesias says. "It can be intimidating and overwhelming." In addition, HUB provides interpreters for health care issues through the International Institute. "We need to make these appointments in advance, but that doesn't always pan out when someone has to go to the emergency room.   "Federal law states that hospitals must have interpreters," Iglesias says, "but often they don't. Since we can't be everything to everybody, our role lies in getting those services that are out there to the people who need them."