The Marilu Henner Show – Tuesday July 29th, 2014

steveanddog9:39AM PST – Steve Carbone, infamous blogger and owner of www.RealitySteve.com

In 2003, Carbone was working for his father selling linens wholesale when he decided to recap The Bachelor as a hobby. Within a few years, Carbone gained a moderate following on the blog he called Reality Steve.

In 2009, shortly before the show’s 13th season, Carbone received unsolicited intel about a twist-ending. A source claimed that after taping ended, bachelor Jason Mesnick ditched the woman he chose for the runner-up. Carbone posted the salacious report and faced widespread disbelief until Mesnick appeared on the show’s “After the Final Rose” special with his affianced runner-up.

After his inaugural spoiler made a splash, Carbone started to collect sources and perform his own sleuthing. Within a few seasons, despite a few hiccups, Carbone devised a functioning spoiling system.

roger-transparent10:08AM PST – Author of the new book, The Millionaire Master Plan, Your Personalized Path to Financial Success, Roger J. Hamilton is a world renowned futurist and social entrepreneur. He is the Founder of Entrepreneurs Institute and creator of the Wealth Dynamics & Talent Dynamics profiling systems, used by over 150,000 entrepreneurs around the world.

www.rogerjameshamilton.com

Roger J. Hamilton is a world renowned futurist and social entrepreneur. He is the Founder of Entrepreneurs Institute and creator of the Wealth Dynamics & Talent Dynamics profiling systems, used by over 150,000 entrepreneurs around the world. Roger is a lifelong learner, a graduate of Cambridge University and Singularity University Executive Program, a member of the Clinton Global Initiative, APEC CEO Summit and Transformational Leadership Council. He has launched several companies as well as XL Nation, as a global movement for social entrepreneurship. He serves as the Chairman of the award-winning Green School in Bali, where he lives with his family. He will tour the U.S. this summer. You can connect with Roger at: http://www.rogerjameshamilton.com )

BrycePinkhamHeadshot11:08AM PST – Tony award nominee, Bryce Pinkham, star of Broadway’s 2014 winner for Best Musical “A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder

www.AGentlemansGuideBroadway.com

www,brycepinkham.com

Monty Navarro (Pinkham) has just received some really great news from his late mother’s lifelong friend Miss Shingle (Carr). He’s a long-lost member of a noble family and could become the next Earl of Highhurst! There are only eight minor issues, namely the other relatives who precede him in line for the title. So Monty does what any ambitious, highborn gentleman would do: he sets out to eliminate them one by one, all while juggling his mistress (O’Hare) (she’s after more than just love), his fiancée (Worsham) (she’s his cousin, but who’s keeping track?), plus the constant threat of landing behind bars! But it will all be worth it if he can slay his way into Highhurst Castle…and be done in time for tea. Each of the eight heirs perilously standing in the way of Monty’s fortune are played by Jefferson Mays in a performance the New York Times calls “brilliant” and says “deserves to be immortalized in Broadway lore.” The design team for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder includes Alexander Dodge (Scenic Design), Linda Cho (Costume Design), Philip S. Rosenberg (Lighting Design), Dan Moses Schreier (Sound Design), Aaron Rhyne (Projections Design), and Charles LaPointe (Wig Design). Orchestrations are by Jonathan Tunick and Vocal Arrangements are by Dianne Adams McDowell and Steven Lutvak. Paul Staroba serves as Music Director.

Bryce is a founding member of Zara Aina, an NGO that uses theater to empower disenfranchised children in Madagascar: zaraaina.org. He is also a recurrent collaborator with Outside the Wire, a theater company that performs classic works for American military audiences; his latest trips were to Kuwait, Guantanamo Bay and Japan.  As a writer, Bryce has had articles published in American Theatre Magazine, as well as the Yale Alumni Magazine. Bryce is a proud Leonore Annenberg Fellow for 2012-13 and an enthusiastic graduate of the Yale School of Drama and Boston College. brycepinkham.com

The Marilu Henner Show – Monday July 28th, 2014

9:39AM PST – Kelly Sullivan Walden, Best Selling Author of, “It’s All in Your Dreams: Five Portals to an Awakened Life”. She’s Also an Inspirational Speaker, Dream Expert and Certified Hynpotherapist

http://dreamlifecoachtraining.com/

Kelly Sullivan Walden is the founder of Dream-Life Coach Training and is a certified hypnotherapist who has been working with people and their dreams for seventeen years. She is the author of 7 books including the dream interpretation book, “I Had the Strangest Dream”.

You can see Kelly in the documentary Dreaming Heaven. Kelly’s dreamwork led her to the United Nations where she inspired the Dream Project (www.DreamProjectUN.org), an nonprofit organization inspiring young people to tap into the power of their dreaming minds to solve world isues. The highlight of her career was an opportunity to speak abut the Dream Project, by invitation, at the UN.

10:08AM PST – Steve Kayser, Media Expert and Author of the Book, “The Greatest Words You’ve Never Heard” is here with us to share tips for Boomers in the workplace

Re: Are Baby Boomers Doomed To Irrelevance In The Workplace?

www.stevekayser.com

Many older Americans may have little choice but to adapt their mindset and survive longer in their careers if they want to maintain something resembling their current lifestyle during retirement.

Kayser lists a few trends that may incentivize an aging workforce to work longer:

  • The number of Americans 55 and older will almost double between now and 2030 – from 60 million today to 107.6 million.
  • American life expectancy is at an all-time high, and death rates are at an all-time low.
  •  The global economic crisis has wiped out or severely affected millions of middle- and senior-aged people’s life savings. Working long after the traditional retirement age may be necessary.

But with an increasingly competitive pool of professionals whose skill sets need to be regularly updated, how can boomers stay in the game?

Kayser quotes Alvin Toffler: “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.”

He discusses his method for how older workers can maintain their value – by staying “R-E-L-E-V-A-N-T.”

Steve Kayser is an award-winning writer, editor, publisher, former radio host and founder of Kayser Media. He has had the great fortune to interview and collaborate with some of the best minds in the business world, and his eclectic approach to public relations and marketing has been widely documented. He recently published “The Greatest Words You’ve Never Heard.”

11:08AM PST – Dr. Lisa Bobby is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Psychotherapist, and a Board Certified Life Coach. She is a contributing expert to EXaholics.com and offers advice on the website www.exaholics.com to “EXaholics”

What is an EXaholic

Are you an EXaholic? If you’re asking yourself that question, then chances are you’ve come to the right place. Are you having a difficult time moving on? Have thoughts of your ex been an obstacle to your growth? There are varying degrees of exaholism. For some of us, pain is the predominant feeling at the moment. We’re not able to concentrate too well, and we may be depressed. Some of us just don’t know where to begin. We’ve spent a great deal of time and energy on our ex, and find it hard to re-establish control over our own lives. We feel alone. Some of us are single, some are divorcees, and some may be divorcees with children. If only there was a pill we could take that would solve all of our problems right away.

Well, until that pill is available, it’s going to take hard work. It won’t be easy. And for many of us it will hurt. Emotional pain can be far more difficult to heal than physical pain.

While Exaholics does not itself offer therapy or advice, experts on the site will share their own thoughts on the subject. These experts speak for themselves and it is of course your decision to incorporate an experts’ advice into your life.

Much like Twelve step programs for alcoholics, this is the first one for Exaholics. While this program of recovery is non-professional and does not seek the endorsement of credentialed therapists or physicians, we believe in its success, just like we see in other non-professional 12 step programs. The program offers hope and a new suggested way of thinking and living for countless exaholics. Work the steps and share your thoughts about the steps in the 12 Steps Forum. Interact with others in the program who are on the same step. And talk about your progress in places like the Forums and LIVE CHAT.

Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby is a personal growth and relationship expert. She is a warm and compassionate therapist and coach, with years of experience in walking with people on their journey out of darkness and pain, and into the light of healing and personal transformation. She works to transform sadness into growth, bring healing from loss, create healthy relationships in the future, and help people become a stronger, wiser, happier in the process. She is the Clinical Director of Growing Self Counseling & Life Coaching in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Bobby has both a Master’s Degree and a Doctorate

The Marilu Henner Show – Friday July 25th, 2014

BenArment_Credit_BjornAmundsen9:39AM PST – Ben Arment author of the new book, “Dream Year: Make the Leap from a Job You Hate to a Life You Love”

www.dreamyear.net

Ben Arment runs a coaching organization called Dream Year, which has helped hundreds of people realize an audacious dream. He has started several companies and serves as a development strategist for several global organizations. Ben and his wife Ainsley live in Virginia Beach, Virginia with their four children: Wyatt, Dylan, Cody and Annie. You can find him on Instagram at @barment and Twitter at @BenArment.

NealBarnardMD210:08AM PST – Dr. Neal Bernard, is an adjunct associate professor of medicine at The George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Dr. Barnard has led numerous research studies investigating the effects of diet on diabetes, body weight, and chronic pain, including a groundbreaking study of dietary interventions in type 2 diabetes funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Barnard has authored dozens of scientific publications as well as 15 books. As president of the Physicians Committee, Dr. Barnard leads programs advocating for preventive medicine, good nutrition, and higher ethical standards in research. He has hosted three PBS television programs on nutrition and health.

PREVIOUS PRESS RELEASE:

Doctors and Celebrities Guide 21-Day Vegan Kickstart

Neal Barnard, M.D., Leads Online Nutrition Program; Consumers Get Meal Plan, Recipes, Expert Advice

Millions of people will start diets on New Year’s Day, but many of those weight-loss plans won’t be healthy or sustainable. That’s why doctors and dietitians with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine are teaming up with wellness coach and best-selling author Marilu Henner, actress Alicia Silverstone, exercise physiologist Marco Borges, and NBA champion John Salley to guide the 21-Day Vegan Kickstart.

The online program—going live the first day of every month at www.21DayKickstart.org—provides all the support dieters need to test-drive a healthful plant-based diet. There is no cost to join. The program launched Jan. 1, 2010 and has guided more than 350,000 Kickstarters.

“Losing weight has never been easier,” says PCRM dietitian Susan Levin, M.S., R.D. “There is no need to count calories on a low-fat, plant-based diet. Kickstarters can lose about a pound a week and many experience significant health benefits, including lower cholesterol and increased energy. This is a great program for anyone that wants to lose weight and maximize their health.”

Kickstarters receive daily e-mails with recipes and cooking tips, a 21-day meal plan, an interactive vegan restaurant guide, and a free iPhone application. They’ll also get access to online videos and discussion boards featuring registered dietitians and physicians such as Neal Barnard, M.D., Dean Ornish, M.D., and John McDougall, M.D.

Celebrity diet counselors, including cancer survivor Kris Carr, wellness coaches Kathy Freston and Victoria Moran, Ironman Brendan Brazier, ultramarathon runner Scott Jurek, and vegan firefighter Rip Esselstyn will offer advice on food choices and grocery shopping. They will also share personal stories about the challenges and benefits of new eating habits.

Adopting a vegan diet is surprisingly easy, according to a recent study in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. Study participants lost weight, lowered their blood sugar, and reduced their need for medications used to treat diabetes and other health conditions. Other studies have found that vegan diets can lead to significant weight loss sustained over several years. Plant-based diets also reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Founded in 1985, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is a nonprofit organization that promotes preventive medicine, conducts clinical research, and encourages higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in research.

Next Press Release

International Conference on Diabetes Provides Dietary Recommendations for Type 2 Diabetes

Clinicians Discuss Future of Global Health Care; Diet as a First-Line Diabetes Treatment

WASHINGTON—New dietary guidelines for diabetes management, released at the International Conference on Diabetes (ICD), hosted by the George Washington University School of Medicine and the nonprofit Physicians Committee, favor low-fat, low-glycemic, plant-based foods, curbing sodium intake to 1,500 milligrams each day, and taking a vitamin B12 supplement.

A panel of 35 international researchers, representing Harvard Medical School, the Harvard School of Public Health, Kaiser Permanente, University of Bern, University of Bristol, the German Diabetes Center, and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, discussed the latest science in insulin resistance, genetic risk factors for diabetes, and lifestyle interventions, driving the message home about diet as a first-line treatment, instead of a complementary approach, to diabetes management.

“The Institute of Medicine shows it takes 17 years for the latest research to make its way into clinical practice,” says guidelines author Neal Barnard, M.D., president of the Physicians Committee and an associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. “If you have enough research that shows a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and beans will significantly reduce the risk of chronic disease, why wait?”

Dr. Barnard’s sentiments were echoed throughout the conference from panelists who shared success stories about defeating diabetes in the Marshall Islands, Navajo Nation, and Southern diabetes hot spots Atlanta and Houston with grocery store tours, plant-based cooking classes, one-on-one nutrition counseling, and promotion of regional plant-based foods.

Caroline Trapp, N.P., C.D.E., and Dr. Barnard discussed medical coding, billing, and effective intervention strategies, including regular check-ins, turning your waiting room into an after-hours classroom, being accessible to patients at all times, and getting the whole family involved.

David Jenkins, M.D., Ph.D., a professor at the University of Toronto and creator of the glycemic index, offered tips for applying the glycemic index in clinical practice and shed light on dietary staples that kept the Okinawans trim and healthy: fruits, vegetables, tofu, and seaweed.

Mikael Knip, M.D., Ph.D., from the University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Central Hospital, discussed dietary risk factors and prenatal considerations for type 1 diabetes, while Jeffrey Mechanick, M.D., E.C.N.U., president of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, challenged 400 conference participants to work together to break down environmental silos that perpetuate chronic disease.

Physicians, nurses, and dietitians who attended earned 13 continuing medical education (CME) credits and enjoyed nutrient-dense meals: steel cut oatmeal with fresh fruit for breakfast; leafy green salads with lentils, cauliflower risotto, and grilled pineapple for lunch; and quinoa cookies with mint-infused water for dessert.

Before Saturday’s session, conference attendees participated in Lani Muelrath’s Fit Quickies exercise demonstration, walking away with multiple sets of easy-to-perform, five-minute exercises for patients.

Frank Hu, M.D., Ph.D., from the Harvard School of Public Health emphasized the importance of dietary interventions in a clinical setting and on a global level, mentioning that, “Genes load the gun, but environment pulls the trigger.”

CME videos of the conference’s presentations will be available on the Physicians Committee’s NutritionCME.org website later this summer. A list of ICD panelists and poster presentations is available at www.DiabetesConference2014.org.

The new dietary guidelines were presented by Dr. Barnard and Ms. Trapp as a first step in providing stronger, evidence-based guidance for clinicians and patients.

Neal Barnard, M.D., is an adjunct associate professor of medicine at The George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

Dr. Barnard has led numerous research studies investigating the effects of diet on diabetes, body weight, and chronic pain, including a groundbreaking study of dietary interventions in type 2 diabetes funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Barnard has authored dozens of scientific publications as well as 15 books. As president of the Physicians Committee, Dr. Barnard leads programs advocating for preventive medicine, good nutrition, and higher ethical standards in research. He has hosted three PBS television programs on nutrition and health and is frequently called on by news programs to discuss issues related to nutrition and research.

Originally from Fargo, N.D., Dr. Barnard received his medical degree at The George Washington University School of Medicine and completed his residency at the same institution. He practiced at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York before returning to Washington to found PCRM. For more information, please visit NealBarnard.org.

Founded in 1985, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is a nonprofit organization that promotes preventive medicine, conducts clinical research, and encourages higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in research.

11:08AM PST – Jacki Mari, Psychic and Medical Intuitive

www.thedailypsychic.com

Jacki is a Professional Psychic and Personal Consultant. My copyrighted method of Astrology, called NumAstrology, combines Astrology with Numerology, to which she adds to her Psychic Input.

She has been a guest on many radio shows and has appeared on television. Her accuracy in predicting on a “one-on-one” basis, and predicting world events is reported back to her to be usually high.

Her Services are confidential, and she does not tell death, lottery ticket numbers or sports results, nor does she give a health diagnosis.

She has written a weekly column in an area newspaper owned by the Sun Times. It has a wide and well-read circulation. She also writes a column for the Village View Newspapers. Her columns are available online, and for publication in other newspapers or magazines upon agreement. She offers quite a variety of column ideas, some very innovative.
She has successfully worked with Law Enforcement on numerous murder and missing person cases, both locally and worldwide.

The Marilu Henner Show – Thursday July 24th, 2014

7:39PM EST – Bob Doyle is the CEO of Boundless Living, Inc. and author of the #1 Best-selling book Follow Your Passion – Find Your Power. Since 2002, Bob has been teaching principles of Living Life by Design utilizing the principles of the Law of Attraction.

http://www.WealthBeyondReasonExperience.com

Bob has many other facets to who he is that are not as well known. He is a veteran broadcaster, composer, a voice-over artist, photographer, and fanatical ukulele player among other things and is absolutely committed to opening up people to all aspects of their creativity and a sense of play.

When Bob began to approach his career with a sense of fun, play, and creative self-expression, he went from being in massive debt to creating a 7-figure business in just a few years.

Bob works 1-on-1 and with groups to help clarify your vision, identify areas where you’re stopped, and move you powerfully into action using tools, techniques, and processes he has collected over the past 12 years of his career. AND, he’s committed to making the process fun as well as powerfully transformative by showing you how to use soulful play to access your true creative power.

Bob Doyle is the CEO of Boundless Living, Inc. and author of the #1 Best-selling book Follow Your Passion – Find Your Power. Since 2002, Bob has been teaching principles of Living Life by Design utilizing the principles of the Law of Attraction.

Bob Doyle is best known as a Law of Attraction teacher, and for his part in the movie and film “The Secret”.

But Bob has many other facets to who he is that are not as well known. He is a veteran broadcaster, composer, a voice-over artist, photographer, and fanatical ukulele player among other things and is absolutely committed to opening up people to all aspects of their creativity and a sense of play.

When Bob began to approach his career with a sense of fun, play, and creative self-expression, he went from being in massive debt to creating a 7-figure business in just a few years.

Bob works 1-on-1 and with groups to help clarify your vision, identify areas where you’re stopped, and move you powerfully into action using tools, techniques, and processes he has collected over the past 12 years of his career. AND, he’s committed to making the process fun as well as powerfully transformative by showing you how to use soulful play to access your true creative power.

18:08PM EST – Michelle K. Geib, (pronounced Guy-b). Co-founder and President of Xperiencedays.com

www.experiencedays.com

Xperience Days offers 1,000s of unique activity based gifts across the US and the UK. From Food Tours to Racecar Driving, Flight Lessons to Wine Tasting, Skydiving to Dinner Cruises, the range of activities offered across the Country includes both the relaxing and the heart-pounding. Gifts range from $25 to $1,500, hundreds of which are $150 or less. Xperience Days was recognized by Inc 500 as one of the Country’s Fastest Growing Businesses, has been highlighted in dozens of publications including Entrepreneur Magazine and featured on the TODAY Show.

Xperience Days is the Country’s leading Experience Gift Company. Since 2004, we have helped over 100,000 people give Unique Gifts and create lasting memories in the form of Experience Gifts. At Xperience Days we offers thousands of unique gift experiences nationwide which are perfect gift ideas for Holiday Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Birthday Gifts and more. All of our unique gifts are presented in the form of a gift certificate which may be redeemed by the recipient at their convenience, and all experience gifts are sent in an attractive Xperience Days Gift Pack.

From a relaxing Day at a Spa to an exciting Drive in a Racecar, from a chartered Sailing Excursion to a breathtaking Aerobatic Plane Ride, you are sure to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. And with Xperience Days Certificates starting at only $25, you’ll be able to find a unique gift within your budget.

9:39PM EST – Jan Brandvold and Kyra Richardson, teachers of the Marilu Henner “Viva la Vegan 2014: Vegan E-Z”

www.marilu.com

Jan is a former television executive, restaurant owner, and business owner, who is now a stay at home wife, mother of two, grandmother of seven – six of whom she cares for during the school year, and eats vegan most of the time.

Kyra (Jan’s daughter) is a school teacher, librarian, and coordinator for the Highly Capable program for her school district, wife, mother of 3 active young boys, and a long time vegan.

The Marilu Henner Show – Wednesday July 23rd, 2014

9:39AM PST – Zelda la Grange, Author of “Good Morning, Mr. Mandela: A Memoir”

Good Morning, Mr. Mandela tells the extraordinary story of how a young woman’s life, beliefs, and prejudices were utterly transformed by the man she had been taught was the enemy. It is an incredible journey of an awkward, terrified young secretary in her twenties who rose from a job in the government typing pool to become one of the President’s most loyal and devoted associates. For 20 years of service, la Grange supported Mandela in dealing with political tension, personal tragedies, and the many complications of worldwide fame. She remained loyal to him to the very end of his life, despite outside attempts to ostracize her.

Why: Good Morning, Mr. Mandela offers a rare intimate portrait of Nelson Mandela and his remarkable life as well as moving proof of the power we all have to change.  A white Afrikaner, Zelda la Grange grew up in segregated South Africa, supporting the regime and the rules of Apartheid. Her conservative family referred to the imprisoned Nelson Mandela as “a terrorist.” Yet just a few years after his release and the end of Apartheid, she would be traveling the world by Mr. Mandela’s side, having grown to respect and cherish the man she would come to call ‘Khulu,’ or ‘grandfather.’

Zelda la Grange was born in 1970 in Boksburg, South Africa, and began working as a secretary for the South African government in 1992. She joined the Office of the President in 1994 and in 1997 she became one of President Mandela’s three private secretaries. In 2002 she left government and became a full-time employee of the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

10:08AM – David Kukoff, Author of “Children of The Canyon”

www.davidkukoff.com

On May 9, the Grammy Museum opened California Dreamin’: The Sounds of Laurel Canyon, 1965-1977, an exhibition that includes handwritten lyrics by Frank Zappa, the writing chair of Jim Morrison of the Doors, and tons of candid photos of musicians in the canyon.

David Kukoff, a screenwriter (Switching GoalsModel Behavior) who grew up in West Hollywood during the era, has approached the microculture from a more literary perspective. His first novel, Children of the Canyon, was released in February  and tells the story of a boy, David, growing up in Laurel Canyon in the ’60s and ’70s. David’s dad is a music producer, his mom leaves to find peace in an ashram, and his first love is a girl named Topanga. Kukoff uses historical events to anchor the narrative but incorporates his experiences and memories.

The book opens with David’s parents dancing around a bonfire and tossing in their wedding rings in what David will learn is their divorce ceremony. His dad tries to raise him while helping a struggling musician who resembles Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys. There are wild parties at the house. A Huey Newton stand-in hosts a Black Panther meeting in their living room. Onenight a knock at the door brings them news that a body has gone missing and is later found burnt in Joshua Tree à la Gram Parsons. And David finds himself worrying about the curious people he’s seen on the TV who call themselves the Manson family.

11:08AM PST – Emilio Pardo AARP Executive Vice President, and President of Life Reimagined, and Richard Luker, At the age of 56, Rich Luker (who decided to “life a life reimagined) decided to shift from being a perpetual baseball spectator and start playing the game that he loves.

www.lifereimagined.org

What are you waiting for? You could be doing something that matters to you. Life Reimagined is a simple and smart approach that helps you rediscover what really matters to you so you can do what you really want to do.

The innovations of Life Reimagined are powered by world-class thought-leaders brought together at the Life Reimagined Institute (LRI). LRI provides the thought leadership and program development that guides and fuels the Life Reimagined experience. It is the incubator of transformational processes, methodologies and insights. LRI houses the world’s leading experts in personal development, aging, transitions, and reimagining life. These advisors help create the ground-breaking Life Reimagined programs, services, content, tools, and further innovations

As a kid, Richard Luker’s parents discouraged him from playing baseball, preferring that he stayed indoors and studied. Still, he became an ardent fan of the game, even if, as he puts it, “it was a love affair with someone I didn’t know.” Then one day the social psychologist happened upon a group of guys his own age or older playing highly competitive fast-pitch softball.  And everything clicked: he knew he had to try it. Watch how Luker conquered his lifelong fears and changed his life through play.

And……

Emilio Pardo is a senior executive with over 20 years of business leadership and success with corporate, government and nonprofit organizations. He is a member of the AARP executive team, and president of Life Reimagined LLC, a new nonprofit subsidiary corporation of AARP, dedicated to helping people dream, explore, find new opportunities and pursue new possibilities in their lives.  The company provides digital, online and live experience products and services to navigate life transitions.

Previously, he served as AARP’s Chief Brand Officer (CBO), where he was responsible for the creation, management and integration of the global brand throughout the organization, covering over 50 offices worldwide. He was appointed CBO in January 2006, to help the organization reposition what is arguably the most complex brand in the market, and extend it to address the 76+ million U.S. boomers. He joined AARP in 2005 as Senior VP, Business Development at ASI, where he was responsible for all product development and licensing, new market/channel development, joint ventures, and strategic alliances and corporate partnerships with organizations such as Borders, Walgreens, the Home Depot, United Health Care, the Hartford Group, Proctor & Gamble and Travelocity.

During his tenure with AARP, he has helped the organization grow from 36 million to 40 million boomer/senior members, and added over $200 million in new revenue. His specific responsibilities included all marketing, advertising, brand and positioning programs for AARP and AARP Services Inc. (ASI), the association’s for-profit arm. Among his many achievements, he helps make AARP the third most trusted brand in America.

Before joining AARP, he was senior vice president for Discovery Communications Inc., a leading television network. At Discovery, he was responsible for strategic business development spanning all 14 broadcast networks including Discovery Health Channel, Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, Animal Planet, TLC and FitTV. He developed a number of new on-air and off-air partnerships for the health and fitness sectors, including the development of the first-ever series of Continuing Medical Education (CME) broadcast programs for Discovery Health Channel. Among his many accomplishments was the development of several major national health and fitness initiatives and partnerships, including the first-ever televised awards show and gala “Medical Honors 2004,” which celebrated the achievements of our nation’s most eminent health care leaders, professionals and scientists. He was also responsible for creating dozens of public/private alliances with influential organizations such as U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Centers for Disease Control.

Prior to joining Discovery, he was CEO and a member of the board of CityNet Telecommunications Inc., a leading telecommunications network company and pioneer in building fiberoptic networks in U.S. and international cities. As a cofounder, he led the company in raising two major rounds of funding, totaling $475 million, from leading private equity groups. During his tenure at CityNet, he helped the company grow a profitable niche customer base with cable and telecom companies and developed partnerships with over 22 major city governments in order to deploy broadband and other information services to businesses and consumers.

He joined CityNet after serving as senior VP & senior partner with Fleishman-Hillard International Communications Inc., the world’s largest communications and marketing firm. During his 10-year career at Fleishman-Hillard, he is credited with innovating some of the agency’s most successful products and services as well as pioneering its global expansion, especially into Latin America. He also served as head of business development and founder of the social marketing practice. He has managed and mentored numerous senior strategic communications professionals, representing interests and organizations as diverse as SBC, PBS, AARP, VISA, AOL, TELMEX, Direct Marketing Association, and the White House National Anti-Drug Communications effort.

He began his career as the first Hispanic press secretary in the U.S. Senate, representing then Commerce Committee Chairman Fritz Hollings (D-S.C.). He was the national spokesman for the committee for five years on major national issues such as telecom reform, aviation deregulation, public, Merchant Marine, U.S. Tourism and NASA Space Policy.

The Marilu Henner Show – Tuesday July 22nd, 2014

authorphotoFINAL9:39AM PST – Kim Stolz, Author, “Unfriending My Ex”

www.kimstolz.com

A new book, Unfriending My Ex: And Other Things I’ll Never Do documents the hilarity of the social media revolution from the inside, chronicling a life filtered through an obsessive relationship with technology.

As someone whose identity has been forged by reality TV (as a contestant on the hit television show, America’s Next Top Model), social media and mobile technology, Kim Stolz is completely obsessed with a life lived online. She has a hard time putting her phone down. And yet she remembers what it was like before technology-induced ADD, before it became a constant stream of late-night texts, Snapchats, and endless “selfies,” not to mention that sinking feeling you get when you realize you’ve hit reply all and send by mistake.

Unfriending My Ex,in the spirit of funny and engaging memoirs by Mindy Kaling and Chelsea Handler, is as thought-provoking as it is entertaining. What Kim concludes is that she’ll never give up social media. But since technology is here to stay, the key is figuring out how to use it in ways that enhance our lives – not keep us from living them.

Kim Stolz is a former contestant on America’s Next Top Model, MTV news anchor, and current Vice President of Equity Derivatives at Citigroup. She is a graduate of The Brearley School and Wesleyan University. In 2012 she was named one of the 100 Most Compelling People of the Year by Out magazine. She lives in New York City. You can visit Kim at www.kimstolz.com, or on Twitter at @KimmyStolz.

“I may be one of the most digitally obsessed and addicted people of my generation,” confesses Kim Stolz, whose public identity has been forged by reality TV (as a contestant on America’s Next Top Model), social media, and mobile technology. Stolz, who has worked as an MTV News correspondent and is now Vice President of Equity Derivatives sales at Citigroup, has become a go-to voice for millennials.

Stolz graduated from The Brearley School in 2001 and went on to attend Wesleyan University where she graduated with honors for her thesis “The Impact of Exit Strategies on US Intervention Abroad in the Post-Cold War Era.” After graduation, Stolz surprised friends and family with stint on America’s Next Top Model: Cycle 5, and then began working at MTV as a news anchor, interviewing a virtual who’s who of public figures ranging from Jay-Z to Lady Gaga to President Barack Obama. Stolz has also been a contributor to Fox News, CNN and CBS News.

Kim Stolz’s first publication Unfriending My Ex (And Other Things I’ll Never Do),which explores the effect that social networking, smart phones and reality television have had on society and her generation, will be published in June 2014 by Scribner. She currently resides in New York City on the Upper East Side with her wife, Lexi Stolz.

Irving,Paul_Casual10:08AM PST – Paul Irving is President of the Milken Institute. In addition to executive management, Irving leads global programs on public health. Paul has a new book, “The Upside of Aging – How Long Life is Changing the World of Health, Work, Innovation, Policy, and Purpose.”

Paul Irving will reveal the remarkable upside for health, work and entrepreneurship, volunteerism, innovation,and education, as longevity and declining birth rates create a mature population of unprecedented size and significance. They examine dramatic opportunities arising from the intelligence of the aging brain, and the health and wellness revolution emerging from the worlds of medicine and technology. They describe the enormous profit potential from the aging demographic’s massive impact on global markets, the attributes of a mature workforce, the tools to make our older years purposeful and financially secure, and the new education paradigms incorporating older students and scholars. They detail the baby boomers’ crucial role in philanthropy and intergenerational collaboration, and discuss the development of livable cities that herald even more civic contribution from millions of older adults. With insight and intelligence, The Upside of Aging defines a future that differs profoundly from the retirement dreams of our parents and grandparents, one that holds promise and power and bears the stamp of a generation that has changed every stage of life through which it has moved.

Upside of Aging?

A lot more than you think, says a new book from the Milken Institute

An aging revolution is changing the world, demanding that we look at our older years in a fresh way. A new book edited by Paul Irving, president of the Milken Institute, moves beyond the stereotypes of dependency and decline to do just that.

Exploring the vast potential of longer lives, The Upside of Aging: How Long Life is Changing the World of Health, Work, Innovation, Policy, and Purpose (Wiley) reveals how we can meet the challenges that accompany later life with positive solutions for people of all ages.

Irving and a distinguished group of contributing authors reveal the remarkable upside for health, work and entrepreneurship, volunteerism, innovation and education, as longevity and declining birth rates create a mature population of unprecedented size and significance.

“In the past century, discovery and innovation have enabled longevity that would be unimaginable to our forebears,” says Irving. “Increased longevity has contributed to unprecedented global economic growth and new opportunities for personal fulfillment that previous generations could only dream of.”

With a positive call to action, the book suggests new ways of thinking about aging. Among topics examined are:

  • The emotional intelligence and qualities of the aging brain that science is uncovering.
  • The new worlds of genomics, medicine and technology that are revolutionizing health care and wellness.
  • The aging population’s massive impact on global markets, with enormous profit potential from an explosion in products and services geared toward mature consumers.
  • New education paradigms to meet the needs and aspirations of older people, and to capitalize on their talents.
  • The benefits that aging workers and entrepreneurs bring to companies, and the crucial role of older people in philanthropy and society.
  • Tools and policies to facilitate financial security for longer and more purposeful lives.
  • Infrastructure and housing changes to create livable cities for all ages, enabling “aging in place” and continuing civic contribution from millions of older adults.
  • The opportunities and potential for intergenerational engagement and collaboration.

The chapter authors of The Upside of Aging bring unique authority to the topic. Editor Paul Irving leads the Milken Institute’s initiatives to improve public health and aging across America and the world, expand capital access, and enhance philanthropic impact. Under his direction, the Institute created the widely acknowledged Best Cities for Successful Aging index. ntributing authors include the world’s most authoritative voices on aging issues:

Paul Irving is president and a member of the board of the Milken Institute. In addition to executive management, Irving leads global programs on public health. Irving’s work to improve aging societies has been featured in outlets such as PBS Newshour, Forbes, CBS, NBC, CNN, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal, and was recognized when he received the Janet L. Witkin Award from Affordable Living for the Aging in 2014. His book, “The Upside of Aging – How Long Life is Changing the World of Health, Work, Innovation, Policy, and Purpose,” was recently published by John Wiley & Sons.

Irving is a member of the boards of East West Bancorp, Encore.org and Operation Hope, the Dean’s Council of the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, the Board of Counselors of the USC Davis School of Gerontology, the Advisory Board of the Stanford University Distinguished Careers Institute, and the National Advisory Board on Aging of Partners for Livable Communities.

Previously, Irving was an advanced leadership fellow at Harvard University, and chairman, CEO, and managing partner of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, a prominent law and consulting firm. Irving served as an adjunct professor at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, where he received the Board of Governors Award for outstanding contributions to society and the law.

9780399169304_large_I_Said_Yes_to_Everything10:39AM PST – Actress, Lee Grant, and author of the book, “I Said Yes To Everything”

Lee Grant was one of the brightest stars of her time, appearing in classic films like Shampoo, In the Heat of the Night, Valley of the Dolls, and Plaza Suite, as well as on television in the 1960s cultural phenomenon Peyton Place (for which she won an Emmy). Remarkably for a woman of her day, she went on to a distinguished three-decade career as a director, directing an Oscar-winning documentary and earning a Director’s Guild Award. Her talent, intelligence, grit, wit, and passion have made her one of her profession’s most respected and beloved figures, but her life outside the spotlight was as eventful and consequential as her career on stage and screen.

She was born in New York City as Lyova Haskell Rosenthal, the only child of upper-middle-class Jewish immigrants who simultaneously adored, coddled, and demanded great things from her. At the age of four she performed onstage at the Met in the 1931 production of L’Oracolo. A precocious teenager, she was a student at the renowned Neighborhood Playhouse and later a member of the fabled Actors Studio under the direction of Lee Strasberg. While there, she learned the famous Method acting techniques, came to know many of the best actors of her generation, and took a ride with Marlon Brando on his motorcycle.

By the age of twenty-four, Grant was a Broadway star, a Vogue “It Girl,” and an Academy Award nominee. Against the wishes of her parents, she married a divorced older screenwriter and became stepmother to his children. But it all came crashing down in the 1950s, when because of one courageous speech and her association with her leftist husband she was put on the Hollywood blacklist, which prevented her from working in film and television. As her oppressive marriage disintegrated, she struggled to maintain her career and to support her young daughter while fighting the anti-communist hysteria of the McCarthy era that was sweeping the country and decimating the entertainment industry.

When she was finally dropped from the blacklist, Grant moved to California and threw herself into the television and film work that had previously been denied her. Acutely conscious of the twelve lost years in a business that worshiped youth, she had a face lift and falsified her age on her driver’s license. By then she was with the man who ultimately became her second husband and her producing partner, Joe Feury – an Italian-American “tomato” ten years her junior with whom she had expected to merely have a fling. For many years they lived in a house overlooking the Pacific in Malibu, where they often hosted celebrities including her Shampoo co-stars Warren Beatty, Goldie Hawn, and Julie Christie; directors HalAshby and John Schlesinger; screenwriter Waldo Salt (Midnight Cowboy and Coming Home); actors Michael Douglas, Ron Rifkin, and Roddy McDowall; and all their kids and local friends.

Brilliantly evoking the lush Malibu scene that fed one of the greatest periods of creativity in American film, Grant writes, “Oh my God, the discussions, the people, the soul, the fun, we were the center of the world. The view was gorgeous at the Red House, because it sat high on a ridge, facing the Pacific Ocean with green grass all around, the sunset happening over the water, shifting from crayon yellow to orange to pink to purple to pink panoramically. And the work I was doing at the time was beautiful, the talent I was moderating at the Actors Studio, my own wonderful, endless challenges as an actor and then as a director. We were greedy, sexy, happy, stoned on ourselves and on one another. Gobbling everything and one another up.”

Among the other celebrities appearing in Grant’s memoir, about whom she tells delightful and eye-opening stories, are Shelley Winters, Elizabeth Taylor, Mia Farrow, Sidney Poitier, Elia Kazan, Oscar Levant, Henry Fonda, Burt Lancaster, Laurence Olivier, Maureen Stapleton, Lenny Bruce, Joe Papp, Sharon Tate, Kirk Douglas, Karen Black, Neil Simon, Marlo Thomas, Grace Kelly, Roger Corman, Farrah Fawcett, Ryan O’Neal, Bruce Willis, Albert Brooks, Angie Dickinson, Frank Sinatra, and Burt Bacharach.

Coming off her Oscar for Shampoo, Grant accepted roles in big-budget but second-tier movies like Airport 77, in which she played an unattractive character who gets drowned after a hand-to-hand battle with her good friend Brenda Vaccaro. Grant was following the rule that she’d learned as a young actress, to “say yes to everything” in order to keep working and stay afloat financially. But as she neared fifty and began to lose her youthful looks, she realized that her options in Hollywood would become increasingly limited. She had also developed a crippling fear of forgetting her lines, perhaps linked to the time she had inadvertently given two names while testifying before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in Congress.

Reinventing herself once again, Grant moved back to New York and began directing film, television, and documentaries for HBO, Lifetime, and the networks. With films like Down and Out in America (a devastating look at unemployment that won the Academy Award for Best Documentary in 1986), What Sex Am I? (about the challenges facing transgender people), and The Willmar 8 (about gender discrimination in the workplace), Grant was channeling her political passions and social concerns directly into her work for the first time and tackling cutting-edge issues. “Making documentaries,” she writes, “I’d found the voice that emerged from the blacklist and moved on to a new life.”

Honest, witty, and vastly entertaining, I Said Yes to Everything is both a compelling memoir of a singular life and an affecting universal story of a tenacious woman overcoming considerable obstacles to come into her own. Smart, funny, and significant, it offers a revealing and highly personal glimpse into some of the most fraught days of America’s political history, as well as a time when women were just beginning to assert their own worth and to break into the top levels of the film business. Through it all, Lee Grant navigates her travails, triumphs, and romances with heart and humor, embracing kismet and celebrating life.

Lee Grant won the Academy Award, for Best Supporting Actress in Shampoo and directed the Oscar winning Documentary Down and Out in America. She has appeared many times on Broadway and in such memorable films as DetectiveStory (for which she received her first Oscar nomination and the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival), In the Heat of the Night, Valley of the Dolls, The Landlord, Plaza Suite, Portnoy’s Complaint, Voyage of the Damned, Airport 77, and Defending Your Life. She has also appeared on many television shows, including, Peyton Place (for which she won an Emmy), The Neon Ceiling (her second Emmy win), and the innovative 1970s series Fay. She has directed Nobody’s Child (winner of a Director’s Guild Award), The Stronger, Tell Me a Riddle, What Sex Am I?, The Willmar 8, When Women Kill, The Gun Deadlock, and many other documentaries, as well as more than forty episodes of Intimate Portrait for Lifetime. She founded her production company, Feury/Grant Entertainment, with her husband, Joe Feury. In 1989, Women in Film honored Grant with their first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award. An adjunct professor at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, she lives in New York City with her husband.

The Marilu Henner Show – Monday July 21st, 2014

JoseLlanaHeadshotPrefered9:39AM PST – Jose Lllana (pronounced Lana) stars as Ferdinand Marcos in the new David Byrne/Fatboy Slim musical “Here Lies Love”., in the new David Byrne/Fatboy Slim musical “Here Lies Love”

JOSE LLANA (Marcos) Broadway: Wonderland, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling (Drama Desk Award), Flower Drum Song, RENT, Streetcorner Symphony, The King and I. Off-Broadway: Falling For Eve, On the Town, Saturn Returns.  Regional: Oliver!, Martin Guerre, Ballad of Little Jo (Jefferson Nom.), Candide (Barrymore Nom.) TV/film: Sex and the City, Hitch.  Solo artist VIVA Philippines label and numerous original cast albums.  Proud advocate for BC/EFA and Broadway Impact for Marriage Equality

Judith-Abrams-0710:08AM PST – Broadway producer Judith Ann Abrams, currently involved in such hit projects as “Kinky Boots”, “Matilda”, “Rocky” on Broadway and “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” in London.

Her first Broadway show as an Associate Producer was Annie Get Your Gun.   Her taste in theater is in the genes as she is a third generation of a show business family.  She is the surrogate niece of famed star Gertrude Berg, Molly Goldberg.   Her aunt, Fannie Merrill was Molly’s associate and casting director for 47 years and Judy’s youth was spent with them on the set of TV’s “The Goldberg’s” or backstage of the Tony winning A Majority of One. Her cousin, Howard Merrill was a top comedy writer for Mary Tyler Moore, Dick Van Dyke among others and the creator of “I’ve Got a Secret”. Her dad was in PR and handled, Disney, Walter Winchell and others. Her career began when she created The Pixie Judy Troupe, which was born at the Westbury Music Fair with the critically acclaimed show The Littlest Clown. The first day tickets went on sale a record breaking 6000 were sold.  The Pixie Judy Troupe worked with the greats including Richard Rodgers and was the first children’s theatre group ever to be invited to perform at the White House. She is currently looking for a venue to bring Pixie Judy back to the lives of children in NY and then around the country.

CARLARUBENHEADSHOT11:08AM PST – Carla Ruben is the Founder and Director of Creative Edge Parties, New York’s Leading Event and Catering Company

In March 2011, Ruben launched the Creative Edge Culinary Council (CECC) with Chef Pete Evans from Australia. Evans and his staff worked with the Creative Edge kitchen to present incredible new flavors and foods that wowed clients and friends, and are now part of the CECC repertoire. The CECC has become a true collaboration between Creative Edge chefs and visiting chefs to present new foods and designs. Recently, Creative Edge has worked with Bravo’s Top Chef Finalists, Richard Blais and Michael Isabella to prepare and serve the final menus to all the guests at Bravo’s upfront party. The company has also worked closely with Gwyneth Paltrow to host an intimate dinner for 60 of her friends to celebrate her new cookbook, “My Father’s Daughter,” and hosted Jamie Oliver as he launched the “Jamie Oliver Food Foundation.” Creative Edge has been tapped by the top corporate and social event planners in New York City to cater the MOMA Film Gala, The Whitney Fall Benefit, The Keep a Child Alive Gala and Joyful Heart Foundation Event in 2010. On any given night, Ruben can be found exceeding the expectations of clients such as: Beyonce, Jay Z, Alicia Keyes, and Calvin Klein.

The Marilu Henner Show – Friday July 18th, 2014

Melissa&DallasBioPicFINAL9:39AM PST - Melissa Hartwig, Author of the book, “It Starts With Food; Discover the Whole 30 and change your life in Unexpected Ways”

“It Starts With Food: Discover the Whole 30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways,” released in June 2012, debuted on the New York Times bestseller list this week. Authors Dallas and Melissa Hartwig, the popular health and nutrition bloggers famous for their tough love, have helped more than 100,000 people develop a healthier relationship with food through their underground Whole30® program. Now, their program has gone mainstream with the release of their first book, “It Starts with Food”.

“It Starts with Food” outlines a clear, balanced, sustainable plan to permanently change the way people eat, and transform their lives in profound and unexpected ways. “Our recommendations are based around the framework of a paleo diet, but it’s not about history…it’s about health in today’s modern food landscape,” explains author, Certified Sports Nutritionist and Whole30 co-founder, Melissa Hartwig. “Our program achieves amazing results in just 30 days by giving readers a clear and simple plan focused on eating nutrient-dense, unprocessed foods. Our theories are not radical, but in today’s fast food, 100-calorie pack, eat-on-the-fly era, our book introduces a new perspective for how people approach each mealtime.”

Through their program, thousands of people have reported the seemingly magical elimination of a variety of symptoms related to lifestyle-related conditions like diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol and fatty liver disease; autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s and celiac disease, and psychological conditions like bipolar disorder, depression, and ADHD.

The Hartwigs detail not just the “how” of their Whole30 program in their new book, but also the all-important “why.” “It Starts with Food” reveals how specific foods may have a negative impact on how people look, feel, and live—in ways that many never associate with their diets. They address people’s psychological attachments to unhealthy foods, and offer a strategy for banishing unhealthy cravings, habits, and patterns. The capstone of the program is their powerful nutritional reset (the Whole30), designed to support the immune system, heal the gut, and restore a healthy metabolism. The end result is a balanced, sustainable way of eating that promotes a healthier

Melissa Hartwig, CISSN, RKC

Melissa Hartwig is a Certified Sports Nutritionist and RKC-certified kettlebell instructor who specializes in helping people change their relationship with food and create life-long, healthy habits. She is the New York Times bestselling author of It Starts With Food, and presents health and nutrition seminars worldwide with her husband Dallas.  She shares resources, writes articles, and provides support to more than 1 million people a month through the Whole30 website (whole30.com).

RandyNew10:08AM PST - Randy Davila is the President of Hierophant Publishing and Hampton Roads Publishing Company and author of Think Like a Publisher: 33 Tips to Write Promote and Sell Your Book.

Between the two publishing houses, he has overseen the publication of books by authors such as don Miguel Ruiz jr., Eckhart Tolle, Byron Katie, Neale Donald Walsch, Richard Bach, Jack Canfield, and many more. Randy regularly teaches author workshops at venues around the country.

http://www.randydavila.com/

In Th!nk Like a Publisher: 33 Essential Tips to Write, Promote, and Sell Your Book, Randy Davila, President of Hampton Roads Publishing & Hierophant Publishing, explains the nuances of the publishing industry in plain English, and gives authors all the tools necessary to be successful in today’s rapidly changing publishing world.

Broken down into three easy to follow categories of Editorial, Marketing, and Business specific tips,Th!nk Like a Publisher offers invaluable insight into how publishers think about manuscripts, marketing, and their partnership with the author. You will also learn:

  • What publishers (and readers!) look for in a manuscript
  • The most common new author writing mistakes–and how to avoid them
  • The makings of a great book title and cover
  • The pros and cons of self-publishing vs. traditional publishing
  • How to build your author platform and gain a following
  • The ins and outs of the business side of publishing–contracts, royalties, agents, and more!

For any writer who has felt intimidated by the prospect of bringing a book into the world, Th!nk Like a Publisher offers a one-stop guide to understanding the publishing industry and what it takes to make your book a success!

Randy Davila is the President of Hierophant Publishing and Hampton Roads Publishing Company.

Between the two publishing houses, he has overseen the publication of books by authors such as don Miguel Ruiz jr., Eckhart Tolle, Byron Katie, Neale Donald Walsch, Richard Bach, Jack Canfield, and many more. Randy regularly teaches author workshops at venues around the country. For his current lecture schedule, please visit www.insighteventsusa.com

Randy graduated with distinction from the Classics, Philosophy, and Religion department at the University of Mary Washington in Virginia, where he co-founded and wrote for the award-winning publication The Free Press. His spiritual short stories have received the Place of Peace award. He lives in Boerne, Texas, with his wife Rachel, daughters Mia and Charlie, and their dog Teddy.

Dr. David Elkind11:08AM PST – Dr. David Elkindchild psychologist and author of the new book “Parenting on the Go:  Birth to Six; A to Z”

Organized in an A-Z format that makes referencing quick and easy, Dr. David Elkind’s Parenting on the Go: Birth to Six, A-Z covers a wide range of subjects and offers solutions to run-of-the-mill concerns as well as the more multifaceted issues, like the right amount of computer time, that are pertinent to today’s information-age parents. Drawing from his extensive experience in child psychology and child development, as well as the most up-to-date research on parenting, Dr. Elkind gives 500-word answers to over one hundred of the most common questions parents have, covering all of the basics: easily dealt with issues like night terrors, ear infections, and full-day kindergarten as well as the complexities of decoding infant crying and educating children about money.

Whether you’re looking for advice on educational apps and child-proofing the family computer, or just want a second opinion on when to wean your child or how to respond when a child says the dreaded, “I hate you,” Dr. Elkind’s book is the place to find these answers and many more.

A child psychologist, David Elkind, PhD is professor emeritus of the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development at Tufts University, and the author of a dozen books, including The Power of Playand The Hurried Child. The father of three and grandfather of four, he lives on Cape Cod.

The Marilu Henner Show – Thursday July 17th, 2014

10:08AM PST - James Fanelli, a reporter for DNAinfo New York

www.dnainfo.com

James Fanelli’s byline has appeared in nearly all the city’s tabloids.

Before joining DNAinfo, he spent two years at the Daily News, first as a general assignment reporter and then as an assistant city editor overseeing the courts and transit beats.

Before the News, he worked for four years at the New York Post as a Sunday enterprise reporter. He’s also worked as an editor at amNewYork and the Queens Courier and has freelanced for Newsday.

He grew up in Long Island and graduated from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and Holy Cross College.

11:08AM PST - Psychologist and Researcher, Dr. Don Donderi, and Author of The Book, “UFOs, ETs, and Alien Abductions:  A Scientist Looks at the Evidence”

Don Donderi is a citizen of both the U.S. and Canada.  He entered the University of Chicago at 15 , and graduated with a BA and BSC in biological psychology at age 21.  He worked as an applied psychologist for IBM Corporation, developing navigation displays for the B-52 bomber.  He served as Associate Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research at McGill University. 

11:39AM PST – Emmy-winning writer Vince Waldron is the author of The Official Dick Van Dyke Show Book, which has just been released in an enhanced eBook edition with hundreds of new photos, script pages and other rare extras.

The most acclaimed comedy of TV’s golden age, “The Dick Van DykeShow” comes to life in the new eBook edition of the first and onlyauthorized biography of television’s most influential comedy. This fun-filledand impeccably researched book affords readers with full backstageaccess to the making of one of America’s most beloved comedies in a bookthat’s packed with exclusive behind the scenes anecdotes from the show’sentire cast and crew, including Carl Reiner, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie,Morey Amsterdam and, of course, Dick Van Dyke himself.Illustrated with more than 150 rare photos–many of them never beforepublished–this indispensable companion to “The Dick Van Dyke Show”also features the first and only complete viewer’s guide to all 158 episodesof the show, including Carl Reiner’s Head of the Family, the pilot film thatstarted it all. Written in an engaging style by the Emmy-winning writer andjournalist Vince Waldron, The Official Dick Van Dyke Show is the definitivebook on television’s definitive comedy show.

http://dickvandykeshowbook.com

Vince Waldron is an Emmy-winning writer, and author of Classic Sitcoms: A Celebration of the Best in Prime-Time Comedy. He is the coauthor of pop legend Ronnie Spector’s memoir Be My Baby: How I Survived Mascara, Miniskirts, and Madness, or My Life as a Fabulous Ronette, which Blitz magazine called “one of the three greatest rock’n’roll memoirs.” Analumnus of Chicago’s Second City and Paul Sills’ Story Theatre, Vince is the creator anddirector of “Totally Looped,” the hit stage show in which comedians provide new dialogue to old movie clips. He lives in Los Angeles.

The most acclaimed comedy of TV’s golden age, “The Dick Van DykeShow” comes to life in the new eBook edition of the first and onlyauthorized biography of television’s most influential comedy. This fun-filledand impeccably researched book affords readers with full backstageaccess to the making of one of America’s most beloved comedies in a bookthat’s packed with exclusive behind the scenes anecdotes from the show’sentire cast and crew, including Carl Reiner, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie,Morey Amsterdam and, of course, Dick Van Dyke himself.

Illustrated with more than 150 rare photos–many of them never beforepublished–this indispensable companion to “The Dick Van Dyke Show”also features the first and only complete viewer’s guide to all 158 episodesof the show, including Carl Reiner’s Head of the Family, the pilot film thatstarted it all. Written in an engaging style by the Emmy-winning writer andjournalist Vince Waldron, The Official Dick Van Dyke Show is the definitivebook on television’s definitive comedy show.

The Marilu Henner Show – Wednesday July 16th, 2014

Dr. Carl Hart9:39AM PST - Dr. Carl Hart, Author of the book, High Price:  A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society

www.drcarlhart.com

In his book High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society is based on 22 years of research as a groundbreaking neuropsychopharmacologist about the study and science of drug addiction, but it is also a provocative and eye-opening memoir where he recalls his journey of self-discovery, how he avoided a life of crime and drugs and avoided becoming one of the crack addicts he now studies. Carefully culling through past studies and his own research, Hart goes beyond the hype as he examines the relationship between drugs and pleasure, choice, and motivation, both in the brain and in society. His findings shed new light on common ideas about race, poverty, and drugs and explain why current policies are failing.  Hart argues that the stories we have all grown up hearing about the dangers of drugs and their responsibility for ruining the lives of many users are just plain wrong.

Weaving together both real-life examples from his personal history, as well as scientific knowledge of the human mind, brain and behavior, Hart shows that our government policies towards drugs, starting with the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986 are reactive and punitive, but based little on fact. “Much of what we are doing in terms of drug education, treatment, and public policy is inconsistent with scientific data,” writes Hart. “In order to come to terms with what I have seen in the lab and read in the scientific literature, there is nothing else to do but speak out.” Research has repeatedly shown that only 10-15% of illegal drug users are truly addicted to the substance, but we readily blame illicit drugs for social problems like crime and domestic violence – issues that as Hart’s own past shows exist beyond any substance abuse.

Controversial and thought-provoking, HIGH PRICE is a call for a change in how we think about and define illegal drugs and the people that use them. It is also a fascinating memoir of one man’s achievement of success against all odds.  With HIGH PRICE, Hart takes the important first step towards re-educating the American public about drugs, separating the real potential dangers from salacious fable.

Dr. Carl HartPh.D. is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry at Columbia University. He is also a Research Scientist in the Division of Substance Abuse at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Hart is a member of the National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse and on the board of directors of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence and the Drug Policy Alliance. A native of Miami, Florida, Dr. Hart received his B.S. in psychology at the University of Maryland, and received his M.S. and Ph.D. in experimental psychology and neuroscience at the University of Wyoming.  He lives in New York City.

For more on Dr. Hart, visit: http://www.highpricethebook.com/.

10:39AM PST – Personal wealth advisor Irvin Schorsch (pronounced “Shore-Shhh”)  and expert on “How to Negotiate…for Everything”!

http://www.irvinschorsch.com

In 1995, Irvin founded Pennsylvania Capital Management with the entrepreneurial vision to build a firm centered on focusing on the client first and foremost, and helping people crystallize their thinking about the future of their lives and financial goals.

Pennsylvania Capital Management provides a wide variety of wealth advisory services, aimed at creating and implementing a strategic plan that is uniquely personal and enables them to provide for their family and future generations, retirement, college education, charitable giving, and business succession. For more information, go to www.pcmadvisors.com

Susan Bruno11:08AM PST – Susan Bruno, is a private wealth specialist creating customized solutions for high-net-worth individuals and families

Susan Bruno is a private wealth specialist creating customized solutions for high-net-worth individuals and families. Her extensive expertise in estate, insurance and tax planning is the basis for the comprehensive, multi-generational plans that she develops for her clientele. Susan and her team work hand-in-hand with their clients to oversee the implementation and ongoing management of those programs, helping to ensure that all aspects of the planning process are working in concert. Susan is also the co-founder of CollegeCFO.org, a student driven financial empowerment movement to prepare young adults ages 18-24 for a successful future.

Susan carries numerous professional certifications and designations, is recognized among her peers for her leadership, advocacy and philanthropy, and is a frequent speaker at industry events. Much of Susan’s expertise was acquired while she was a senior tax manager at Price Waterhouse, LLC (1987-1992), and as a senior tax consultant with Deloitte, Haskins & Sells (1984-1987). She graduated magna cum laude from Fairfield University in 1984 with a BS in Accounting, and lives in Darien, Connecticut.