The Marilu Henner Show – Thursday September 18th, 2014

Dr. Laurence Steinberg9:39AM (PST) – Dr. Laurence Steinberg, author of the book, “Age of Opportunity: Lessons From the New Science of Adolescence”

We tend to think of adolescence as a problem waiting to happen. As a result, we have incredibly low expectations for the period—we are satisfied if our kids survive these years without something terrible happening to them. But the man you are about to meet says it’s a time when kids are more susceptible to positive influences, too, not just harmful ones. So instead of just trying to help our kids survive, we can think of adolescence as a time when we can actually help them thrive.

Laurence Steinberg, Distinguished University Professor of Psychology at Temple University, is the author of the leading textbook on adolescence, as well as over 350 scholarly articles and a dozen books. He has written for numerous publications, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and Psychology Today and is a regular guest on NPR. He lives in Philadelphia.

SQuire Rushnell10:39AM (PST) – SQuire Rushnell and Louise DuArt

If you have ever experienced those so called coincidences in life that you’ve been dismissing so easily, you are going to want to meet our next guests who will explain why these coincidences do truly mean something, and you need to pay attention to them.

SQuire Rushnell, yes, capital Q … he’s a popular speaker and the New York Times Bestselling author who introduced the word “godwink” into the language—“coincidences that aren’t really coincidence.” SQuire has more than one million books in print and his Godwink Stories have become a popular monthly feature on the NBC Today Show. As a veteran ABC Television Network executive, he led Good Morning America to number one and was a father of the acclaimed Schoolhouse Rock series and ABC After School Specials. Programs under his direction captured more than 75 Emmy Awards. Called “America’s Encourager,” SQuire is a riveting storyteller on speaking tours with Godwink Gatherings or Seven Steps to BE GREAT. With his wife, comedienne Louise DuArt, they perform Boomer Celebration or An Evening of Music, Inspiration & Comedy.

Louise DuArt, known as “One of The World’s Best Comedic/Impressionists,” Louise has co-starred with Tim Conway in sell-out performances throughout the US and Canada for fifteen seasons. Clean and funny, Louise executes fast-paced conversations between Bart Simpson, Judge Judy, Joan Rivers, Barbra Streisand, Barbara Walters, and dozens more. SQuire observes, “I never know who I’m waking up next to.” A popular Women Of Faith speaker, Louise has co-authored two books with SQuire, Godwink Stories: A Devotional and Couples Who Pray. She hosted a popular daily talk show on the ABC Family Channel for eight seasons and has starred in various Broadway productions, garnering rave reviews.

SQuire and Louise live on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.

Robert Bianco11:39AM (PST) – Robert Bianco, TV critic, USA Today

Fall TV Preview, Robert Bianco, USA TODAY

Robert Bianco has been the TV critic at USA Today since 1998 and is the longest serving TV critic in the paper’s admittedly not-so-long history. A 1977 graduate of the University of Michigan, Robert got his law degree from the University of Virginia in 1980 and worked as a lawyer for six years – before joining the Pittsburgh Press in 1986. He worked there for six years until the Press folded, and then moved to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for another six years. He has been named one of the six most influential television critics in the nation by Variety, but he still can’t get his family to watch what he tells them to watch.

The Marilu Henner Show – Wednesday September 17th, 2014

Jenny Nordberg9:39AM (PST) – Jenny Nordberg, award-winning journalist and now author of “The Underground Girls of Kabul”

What’s the difference between men and women? In Afghanistan, it’s freedom. In their deeply conservative, gender-segregated society, males live fully, while females live a life defined by oppression. From the moment she is born, an Afghan girl has little value, very few rights and almost no control over her own life. She must guard her behavior, appear modest at all times, and often cannot leave the house without an escort. It is no wonder, then, that international aid organizations have called Afghanistan the worst and most dangerous country in the world in which to be a born a girl. The woman you are about to meet has uncovered the “underground girls of kabul” and is here to tell us their harrowing story.

Jenny Nordberg is an award-winning journalist based in New York with a long record of investigative reports for, among others, the New York Times, where she contributed to a series that won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. She has reported extensively from Europe and the Middle East, and in 2010, she was awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism for a television documentary on Afghan women.

Angie Hallier10:39AM (PST) – Angie Hallier, founder and managing partner of Hallier & Lawrence PLC, ranked the #1 Family Law Firm in Arizona and author of a new book called “The Wiser Divorce”

Divorce is never an easy time, and if you ever have gone through it, you know you need to go into it prepared and aware of brighter possibilities. It can make the difference between just surviving and achieving your Next Best Life. The woman you are about to meet is a certified family law specialist and is here to share with you realistic strategies and positive solutions that can heal a broken family, help you uncover hidden talents and interests, and grow as an individual.

Angie Hallier is the founder and managing partner of Hallier & Lawrence PLC, ranked the #1 family law firm in Arizona by Ranking Arizona. Her practice includes complex divorce and legal separation, business issues incident to divorce, spousal maintenance, appellate work, and paternity issues. She offers mediation, arbitration, and collaborative divorce, and has established new case law in Arizona through her appellate work. She is a Certified Family Specialist and Judge Pro Tem of the Maricopa County Superior Court, donating her time to conduct mediations in family law cases and appear in court as a judge.
Angie has served on and chaired state bar committees, including the committee that oversees family law certification. She is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest competency and ethical rating given. She has been named a “Super Lawyer” by every year since 2007. She has received the “Top 10 Attorney Award” from the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, and is on the “Top Lawyers List” of AZ Business Magazine and Phoenix Magazine’s “Best Family Law Attorney” list.

Angie has appeared on CNN, FOX News, HLN, the Dr. Drew Show, and has been interviewed numerous times by local media regarding her own cases and on divorce topics. She is a frequent speaker at legal education seminars and public events, and her “Ask Angie” divorce education column has appeared in numerous magazines and journals. She has received the Woman of Distinction Award, the Enterprising Women’s Celebration of Success Award, was named one of Arizona’s Top Ten Businesswomen by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce three years in a row, and is a member of Women President’s Organization.
Her philanthropic work includes domestic violence and children’s safety issues, and she is the founder of “Angie’s Angel’s”, a community service work group made up of the firm’s employees. The firm closes twice each year to donate their time to a local charity in need.

Dr. Melinda Silva11:39AM (PST) – Dr. Melinda Silva, Board-Certified physician and Bioidentical Hormone Specialist

If you want to feel sexier, look younger, get leaner, and live longer through hormone balance and achieving a healthy weight, the woman you are about to meet can help you transform your life.

Dr. Melinda Silva graduated from UCLA with a BS in PsychoBiology and then received her medical degree from UC Davis School of Medicine. She is a Double Board Certified physician in Family Medicine and Functional and integrative Medicine. With Dr. Silva’s expertise and training, she strives to provide the best medical care with a focus on prevention and holistic health care. The goal of her compassion centered practice is to blend allopathic medicine with complementary medicine bridging the two disciplines.

The Marilu Henner Show – Tuesday September 16th, 2014

Jim Halfens10:39AM (PST) – Jim Halfens is CEO of DivorceHotel International and a divorce specialist whose innovative concept spread around the world like a wild fire. In his hotels couples separate over a weekend, not years

It can take a couple years to get a divorce, and it’s often a long, drawn-out, and expensive process. The man you are about to meet has made it his personal mission to make divorce less complicated and painful.

Jim Halfens personal mission is to make divorce procedures less complicated, less painful, more positive and cost effective. He does weekly talk shows on the Radio and TV and is frequently interviewed for magazines and newspapers. Besides running his business with enthusiastic partners, he is writing a new book as we speak, working on an original DivorceHotel TV series with a major US network and writes divorce blogs during his spare time. Next week Jim will open his first Divorce Hotel in the United States and more hotels are coming up soon!

Graeme Cowan11:39AM (PST) – Graeme Cowan is the author of Back from the Brink: True Stories and Practical Help for Overcoming Depression and Bipolar Disorder. He is also a speaker who helps people build their resilience, well-being, and performance. Despite spending most of his career as a senior executive in Sydney, Australia, with organizations like Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer, Graeme has struggled with depression for more than 20 years. Graeme reemerged with not just a best-selling book series to his name, but a new attitude toward the way individuals approach recovery.

86 percent of people with a mood disorder in the workplace would rather suffer in silence than discuss their illnesses with colleagues. The man you are about to meet is one of the leading speakers and authors in the area of building resilience and mental health, and is passionate about sharing his journey and helping others find hope, know they are not alone, and find a way back from the brink.

Having spent most of his life as a senior executive with organisations like Johnson and Johnson and AT Kearney, Graeme Cowan’s life hit a seemingly insurmountable roadblock in 2000, when he was diagnosed with severe depression. Five years and numerous hard setbacks later, he emerged not only with the bestselling book BACK FROM THE BRINK, but also with a new attitude towards the traditional ways that companies and individuals approach setbacks.
His second book BACK FROM THE BRINK TOO, won a National Mental Health Award, and hes is also the author of the report “Best Practice in Managing Mental Health in the Workplace”. Graeme Cowan is a Director of RUOK? Day and the creator of the hugely successful RUOK? at Work program.

The Marilu Henner Show – Monday September 15th, 2014

Lauryn Lax9:39AM (PST) – Louise Grant, a “stranger” who intervened and intervened and confronted Lauryn Lax, who was suffering from a serious eating disorder and is now in recovery from an eating disorder/anorexia

What would you do if you saw a complete stranger withering away and dying right before your eyes? Would you confront the person, or would you think “its none of your business” and walk away. The women you are about to meet met by chance, when one of them confronted the other in a story that will warm your heart.

Lauryn Lax had always loved writing and “living for today”–but, sadly, both these passions were jeopardized in her life as she became more and more withdrawn into an eating disorder that was part of her life for 14-years. It began when she was 10-years-old, out of her desires and pursuit to be “thin, pretty and popular”-so all the 4th grade boys would like her, and the 4th grade girls would want to be her. For 14 years, Lauryn struggled deeply with anorexia, and then orthorexia. Out of control, ED almost won. Almost won her life. 6-hours of workouts. Little fuel. Dead tired. She was hanging on by a thread, barely functioning. August 24, 2011, on my way to the gym for my first 2 1/2 hour workout of the day, when she stepped out of my car, 8 people surrounded her and helped her to get a treatment and to change her life.

Lee McCormick10:39AM (PST) – Lee McCormick, author of the book, “Spirit Recovery Medicine Bag”

If you feel blocked by circumstances, substances, behaviors, attitudes, or believes that are holding you captive, you are going to want to meet a man who can help you answer the question, “Is this all there is?”

Lee McCormick is the founder of The Ranch Recovery Center in Nunnelly, TN, and The Canyon Treatment Center in Malibu, CA. He is also cofounder of Nashville’s Integrative Life Center and IOP/PHP Community Recovery program in Nashville, TN. Through the organization Spirit Recovery Inc., McCormick facilitates the production of healing and recovery conferences and spiritual journeys around the world. He is the executive producer of the documentary Dreaming Heaven, in which he plays a leading role. He is the author of The Spirit Recovery Meditation Journal: Meditations for Reclaiming Your Authenticity and coauthor of Dreaming Heaven: The Beginning Is Near!

Dr. Larry Dossey11:39AM (PST) – Dr. Larry Dossey, author of “The Power of Premonitions: How Knowing The Future Can Shape Our Lives”

Do you ever have a feeling or belief that something is going to happen when there is no definite reason to believe it will. If you do, you’re not alone. They are called “premonitions” and most of you have had them at some time in your life. If you ever wondered what these premonitions mean, and how you can use them to shape your life, you are going to want to meet the man who can tell you how.

Dr. Larry Dossey is an internal medicine physician, former Chief of Staff of Medical City Dallas Hospital, and former co-chairman of the Panel on Mind/Body Interventions, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health. He is executive editor of the peer-previewed journal Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing. He is the author of twelve books on the role of consciousness and spirituality in health, which have been translated into languages around the world. His most recent book is ONE MIND: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters. He lectures around the world.

The Marilu Henner Show – Friday September 12th, 2014

Joel Trammel9:39AM (PST) – Joel Trammel, author, “The CEO Tightrope: How to Master the Balancing Act of a Successful CEO”

Some of you dreamed of being a doctor, fireman, or an astronaut. The man you are about to meet dreamed of being a CEO. So he started his own business to learn the role, and is here to share with you how you, too, can be an effective CEO of your life and your business.

Joel Trammell is a successful CEO and entrepreneur with an over 20-year career in IT-related software companies. His leadership has resulted in successful nine-figure acquisitions by two Fortune 500 companies. As CEO of the network management software firm NetQoS, he delivered 31 consecutive quarters of double-digit revenue growth and nearly $60 million in revenue. Currently CEO of Khorus, which provides a business management system for CEOs and other leaders, Joel is also Chairman Emeritus of the Austin Technology Council and Co-founder and Managing Partner of private equity firm Lone Rock Technology Group. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Louisiana Tech University and is a former instructor at the Naval Nuclear Power School. Joel lives in Austin, Texas with his wife Cathy and has three children. He is an avid tennis player and recently won the USTA Men’s 30 and Over National Doubles Championship.

Alison Levine10:39AM (PST) – Alison Levine is a history-making extreme athlete who has climbed the highest peak on every continent, served as the team captain of the first American Women’s Everest expedition, and skied to both the North and South Poles. She accomplished all of this after enduring two cardiac surgeries to repair a threatening heart-defect. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller “On the Edge: The Art of high-Impact Leadership”

Many of you have dreamed of climbing Mt. Everest but never “got around to it”. The woman you are about to meet not only “got around to it”, but climbing mountains changed her whole life, and she’s here to share with us her inspiring story of hope and change.

Alison Levine is a history-making polar explorer and mountaineer. She has climbed the highest peak on each continent, served as team captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition, and skied to both the North and South Poles. Her success in extreme environments is noteworthy given she has had three heart surgeries and suffers from Raynaud’s disease, which causes the arteries that feed her fingers and toes to collapse in cold weather — leaving her at extreme risk for frostbite.
Levine is a sought-after keynote speaker on the subject of leadership development and is the author of the New York Times bestseller On the Edge: The Art of High Impact Leadership. Having spent prolonged periods of time in some of the world’s most dangerous and inhospitable places, she addresses the topics of creating cohesive teams, taking responsible risks and developing no-nonsense leaders that can succeed in times of uncertainty.

Levine spent four years as an adjunct instructor at the United States Military Academy at West Point in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership. She is on the board of the Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics at Duke University and is a strategic advisor for the Thayer Leader Development Group at West Point, an executive education a program that shares West Point leadership best practices with senior level-executives from the public and private sectors.

Traci Suzanne Marvel11:39AM (PST) – Traci Suzanne Marvel, a coach at, and the current leader of Marilu’s annual “Back to Booty School”, and encouraging people to get “Back in the Saddle Again”, after Summer parties, and before the excess of the Holiday season


After the Summer parties, and before the excess eating and drinking of the holiday season, now is the pefect time to get a “total health makeover” like the woman you are about to meet did, and she’s hear to share with you how she turned her life around.

Traci Suzanne Marvel started out in the Bay Area, growing up in a creative family replete with singers and dancers — including godfather Jack Haley who played the Tin Man in “The Wizard of Oz” — which sparked an ember of creativity inside the budding artist.
Soon after graduating from high school, she fanned that flame by striking out virtually alone — in true gypsy fashion — moving to Northwestern Montana and living in a teepee for two years after gaining inspiration from the journals of Lewis and Clark and movies like “Jeremiah Johnson” and “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.”
After becoming a flight attendant based in Washington, D.C., years ago, Marvel ended up at the Smithsonian’s National Gallery of Art and was “mesmerized” by the art she saw there. She soon quit her job and decided to go back to school to pursue a career in art — all the while retaining her eye for finding the wonder, simplicity and quietude of everyday life which shows in her artwork.
Although her first love is creating art, Traci also is a bit of a marketing guru. She is currently the Sales Director for Glacier Peak Holistics a company that manufactures Holistic Herbal remedies for dogs, horses and cats.

Traci’s interest in dance, art, and in creating a healthy lifestyle came together when she discovered Marilu Henner’s Total Health Makeover. She found that it made maintaining a plant based lifestyle beautifully simple and translated into the health and energy that suits her busy lifestyle.
Traci has been working with Marilu as a coach at, helping to design classes in order to pay it forward and help others with their own health journey. She is currently leading our annual Back to Booty School and encouraging people to get “Back in the Saddle Again” after the summer parties and before the excess of the holiday season.
Traci currently resides in Eureka, Montana with her husband — situated five minutes from the Canadian border and complete with a small lake, grassy hills and snow-capped mountains which is a great inspiration for her artwork.

The Marilu Henner Show – Thursday September 11th, 2014

Eric Donlan9:39AM (PST) – Eric Donlan, life coach and author of the new book, “The Art of Living in Joy”

What if it only took one moment to let go of everything weighing you down? Well it’s possible and the man you are about to meet is here to show you how you can release negative belief systems and discover self acceptance.

M. Eric Donlan is a practicing spiritual mentor and successful businessman. Donlan began as a commercial actor and model when he eventually transitioned into an entrepreneurial career. He has owned and operated businesses such as a bagel bakery, coffee shop, antique store and café restaurant. Donlan resides in Davenport, Florida.

Marc Freedman10:39AM (PST) – Marc Freedman, Certified Financial planner and author of “Retiring For The Genius”

Many Baby Boomers live their retirement with a scarcity mentality, when in reality their decades of hard work and saving for the future can be filled with abundance. The man you are about to meet has crafted a blueprint for retirees to achieve a retirement better than you ever imagined.

Marc S. Freedman, CFP is president and CEO of Freedman Financial and has practiced financial planning and investment management out of his office in Peabody, MA, since 1992.
Marc’s high energy storytelling skills make him a highly-sought-after speaker to both the financial planning community and the consumer public at large.
Over the past few years, Marc has been the radio host of Dollars & Sense, where he delivers “financial advice in a language you can understand.” He has been quoted in national media outlets, including the Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, Money magazine, Bloomberg BusinessWeek and multiple industry publications. He has appeared on CBS This Morning, FOX Business Network, CNNMoney, and local television affiliates in Boston.
His first publication, Oversold and Underserved — A Financial Planner’s Guide to Serving the Mass Affluent, has been recognized by the industry as a blueprint for building a better relationship between financial planners and the mass affluent baby boomer marketplace.

A 1989 graduate of Babson College, Marc is married to Laura and has five children. He is avid fan of the Boston Red Sox and the Wonderful World of Disney. It is his lifelong dream to dress as a Disney character in the Magic Kingdom fir just one day. After that, he would like to happily retire as a guest relations cast member.

9/11 tribute center11:08AM (PST) – Bill Spade, a retired New York City firefighter who survived on 9-11

Can you imagine if you were a New York City firefighter on September 11th and every fireman in your firehouse didn’t survive, except for you? Well, that’s what happened to the man you are about to meet, and on this Anniversary of 9-11 he is here to share with you his story of losing his friends and what he does today to cope with the pain.

Bill Spade has been a docent since September 2007. Bill drove a supplementary vehicle to the World Trade Center on the morning of the 11th; he did not respond on the rig. That is why he is the only member of Rescue 5 on duty that day to survive the attacks. The injuries Bill sustained on the 11th forced him to retire from the Fire Department. Bill’s tours are dramatic, educational and emotional.

Bill has enormous warmth and great story-telling ability. He both leads and supports tours, and is a very popular guide in both roles. Bill can usually be found at Tribute on weekday mornings, though sometimes he needs to leave right after the tour to pick up his small son from school. If you golf, be sure to mention it to Bill, who is keen on the sport too.

The Marilu Henner Show – Wednesday September 10th, 2014

Dr. Al J. Mooney9:39AM (PST) – Dr. Al J. Mooney, author, is currently the Director of Addiction Medicine and Recovery at Willingway and the author of the new book, “The Recovery Book”

SEPTEMBER is the 25th ANNIVERSARY of NATIONAL RECOVERY MONTH and in honor of recovery month you are about to meet a man that has put together an extremely comprehensive book on addiction and recovery with answers on where you can go to gain control of your mind, your body, your life, and your happiness.

Dr. Al Mooney has been helping alcoholics and addicts get their lives back for more than thirty years, using both his professional and personal experiences at his family’s treatment center, Willingway; and most recently through his work as medical director for The Healing Place of Wake County (NC), a homeless shelter that features a peer-driven residential recovery program.
Al J. Mooney, M.D., currently the Director of Addiction Medicine and Recovery at Willingway, lectures internationally on the latest science and treatments for recovery. Catherine Dold has covered health and environmental issues for The New York Times, Smithsonian, Discover, Self, and many other national publications. Howard Eisenberg is a medical journalist and coauthor of How to Be Your Own Doctor (Sometimes).

Dr. Judy Melinek10:39AM (PST) – Dr. Judy Melinek is a forensic pathologist and author of the New York Times bestseller, “Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies. And the Making of a Medical Examiner”

The body never lies. Working at her autopsy table, the woman you are about to meet is by profession an eyewitness to death—answering all the questions, settling all the arguments, revealing all the mysteries contained in the human body. But contrary to glamorized depictions of death investigation as seen on TV, a medical examiner does not fall out of the womb all-knowing.

Judy Melinek, M.D. is a forensic pathologist and an associate clinical professor at UCSF Medical Center. She earned her college degree from Harvard and received her medical training at UCLA. Dr. Melinek travels nationally and internationally to lecture on anatomic and forensic pathology and she has been consulted as a forensic expert in many high-profile legal cases, as well as for the television shows E.R. and Mythbusters. She and her husband, writer T.J. Mitchell, are the authors of the New York Times bestseller WORKING STIFF:Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner.

Lil Jon11:39AM (PST) – Lil Jon is a Grammy Award Winning Artist, Rapper & TV Star

Jonathan Smith (born January 17, 1971), is better known by his stage name Lil Jon, is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur, and international DJ who was a member of the group Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz. Lil Jon formed the group in 1997, and the group released several albums between then and 2004. He then went solo and released a new album in 2010 called Crunk Rock. He was also featured on Celebrity Apprentice during its 11th and 13th seasons.

Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Smith graduated from Frederick Douglass High School in Atlanta. After working as a DJ for Atlanta night clubs, he started working for So So Def Recordings between 1993 and 2000.

Lil Jon married Nicole Smith in 2004. They have a son named Nathan (born in 1998). He was an avid fan of the NHL Atlanta Thrashers franchise until they relocated to Winnipeg in 2011.

The Marilu Henner Show – Tuesday September 9th, 2014

Felix Mercado9:39AM (PST) – celebrity fashion stylist, Felix Mercado

Do you want to know what clothes are in and that you should add to your wardrobe this Fall? The man you are about to meet is a celebrity fashion stylist and he’s here to share with you what’s the latest in Fall fashion for 2014!

Felix Mercado is a celebrated international fashion stylist and style expert. His innate flair, insightful wit and industry know-how have made him a seasoned fashion go-to expert and stylist for numerous publications and broadcast media outlets. His styling and commentary have been featured on broadcast shows such as: The Today Show, WNBC’s New York 360, FOX’s Morning Show with Mike and Juliet, FOX News Channel’s IMag Style Guide, CBS’s The, Good Morning America – XM Satellite Radio, The Martha Stewart Show, E! News and more.

Christian Rudder10:39AM (PST) – Christian Rudder is a mathematician at Harvard, co-Founder of OK Cupid, author of the popular blog OK Trends, and author of the book, “Dataclysm: Who We Are When We Think No One is Looking”

It’s no surprise that more and more people are taking to the Internet each day, sharing their accomplishments and engagements, tweeting about their pet peeves, offering knee-jerk reactions to celebrity break-ups and breaking news stories alike, posting vacation photos on Instagram, and recipes on Pinterest. Seventy percent of the country uses Facebook each month—50 percent of Americans under 35 check it first thing every morning. By 2015, people will have tweeted more words than in every book ever printed. A third of all marriages in the United States now begin online—meaning one in three children in the class of 2032 will have been facilitated by an algorithm! Quite clearly, social media is about more than just sharing information; it’s become essential to the fabric of our society. The photos, the updates, the likes, the tweets: we already know that companies are using all this data to hire us, fire us, and sell us diapers. We already know. What we don’t know is the third side of the story, and the man you are about to meet is here to share with us what that is.

Christian Rudder is president and co-founder of OkCupid (one of the biggest dating sites in the United States) and is the author of the popular blog OkTrends (which has received over 15.4 million unique visitors since its inception in 2009). He graduated from Harvard in 1998 with a degree in math and served as creative director for SparkNotes. He plays in the indie band Bishop Allen and starred in Funny Ha Ha, the film that gave birth to the “mumblecore” genre and which the New York Times named one of the Top 10 Films of 2004. He has appeared on NBC’s Dateline and NPR’s All Things Considered, and his work has been written about in the New York Times and The New Yorker, among other outlets.

Meryl Comer11:39AM (PST) – Meryl Comer, Emmy award winning broadcast journalist, author of Slow Dancing with a Stranger, and President and CEO of the Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer’s Initiative

In 2001, the woman who are about to meet was faced with an unfathomable truth. The man she lived with was not the man she fell in love with and married. He had become a complete stranger because he was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimers Disease.

Meryl Comer is an Emmy Award-winning reporter, producer, and business talk show host with over 30 years of experience in broadcast journalism. She is President and CEO of the Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer’s Initiative, which promotes early diagnosis, global innovation challenges and national public awareness campaigns like the 21st Century BrainTrustTM, Geoffrey Beene’s Rock Stars of ScienceTM, and the 2009 HBO Alzheimer’s Project. She was a recipient of the 2005 Shriver Profiles in Dignity Award and the 2007 Proxmire Award, and has been the subject of primetime news stories by ABC’s Nightline, PBS’ NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and featured in MORE and Washingtonian magazine.

She is President and CEO of the Geoffrey Beene Alzheimer’s Initiative, a donor 501c3 organization focused on early diagnostics, prevention and major public awareness campaigns. She spearheaded the “Rock Stars of Science” campaign, a national public service campaign pairing famous musicians with leading medical researchers to attract the next generation to careers in science. She is co-founder of WomenAgainstAlzheimers.

The Marilu Henner Show – Monday September 8th, 2014

Regina Calcaterra9:39AM (PST) – Regina Calcaterra, author of the New York Times Best Seller, “Etched in Sand: A True Story of Five Siblings Who Survived an Unspeakable Childhood on Long Island”

Can you imagine if you were only 14, and your home life was so horrific, and your parents were so abusive, that you made the decision to become legally emancipated from them? That’s what the woman you are about to meet did at the tender age of 14.

While growing up in Suffolk County, New York with her four siblings, Regina Calcaterra lived in numerous foster homes, homeless shelters, and on the streets. Beating the odds, Regina graduated from the State University of New York at New Paltz in 1988, and in 1996 she obtained her juris doctorate while attending law school in the evenings at Seton Hall University School of Law.
Regina became the founding partner of the New York office of Barrack, Rodos & Bacine (BR&B), an internationally recognized and highly ranked securities litigation firm. In early 2012, Regina was appointed Chief Deputy to Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone where she managed the day to day operations of the county and managed its immediate recovery after Superstorm Sandy.

Regina serves as board member of You Gotta Believe, an organization that works towards getting older foster children adopted. She has worked tirelessly to raise awareness of the perils that foster children face if they age out of the system parentless and the need to get these youth adopted into permanent homes. Regina also served as a frequent commentator of policy and politics, appearing on stations like the Fox News Channel and CNBC while contributing op-eds to Newsday and other media outlets.

Dr. Pilar Tan10:39AM (PST) – Dr. Pilar Tan, author of, “How To Live Well Whatever Life Brings: 17 Habits for a Physically and Mentally Healthy Life”

Sometimes the best advice we can give ourselves is the same advice we give others. Following the tragic loss of her son, the woman you are about to meet drew upon 40 years of helping patients heal to find her own healing. She found solace in Freud’s five “Mature Ego Defenses,” which she consciously applied to her own life and found relief from her mental pain.

Pilar O. Tan, MD, is a board-certified internist who has managed a practice for 40 years in Elizabeth, N.J. Born in the Philippines, Tan entered the United States as a medical intern at age 24. During her impressive medical career she has mentored medical students from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and received the Humanitarian Award from the Trinitas Hospital Foundation local to her. She raised two spiritual children.

Dr. Shaelyn Pham11:39AM (PST) – Dr. Shaelyn Pham, author, “The Joy of Me” and an expert in “The Empty Nest Syndrome”

Empty nest syndrome is a feeling of grief and loneliness parents may feel when their children leave home for the first time, such as to live on their own or to attend a college or university. Since a young adult moving out from his or her parents’ house is generally a normal and healthy event, the symptoms of empty nest syndrome often go unrecognized. This can result in depression and a loss of purpose for parents, since the departure of their children from “the nest” leads to adjustments in parents’ lives. Empty nest syndrome is especially common in full-time mothers. The woman you are about to meet is an expert on how to handle Empty Nest syndrome.

Dr. Shaelyn Pham is a licensed psychologist, author, and speaker. She is the principal founder of Psychological Services and Holistic Health, Inc. She works with individuals and couples on depression, anxiety, anger management, trauma, addiction, borderline personality issues, and relationship issues. Dr. Pham has been practicing psychology for over a decade and has helped thousands of people to live a healthy and happy life.

The Marilu Henner Show – Friday September 5th, 2014

Dr. Robert Brooks9:39AM (PST) – Dr. Robert Brooks is a clinical psychologist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School. He has authored or co-authored 15 books, many of which pertain to dealing effectively with stress and leading a more resilient, satisfying lifestyle

Modern life is full of hassles, deadlines, frustrations, and demands. For many of you, stress is so commonplace that it has become a way of life. Stress isn’t always bad. In small doses, it can help you perform under pressure and motivate you to do your best. But when you’re constantly running in emergency mode, your mind and body pay the price. You can protect yourself by recognizing the signs and symptoms of stress and taking steps to reduce its harmful effect, and the man you are about to meet is here to show you how.

Dr. Robert Brooks is a clinical psychologist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and former Director of the Department of Psychology at McLean Hospital, a private psychiatric hospital. He has lectured nationally and internationally and written extensively on such topics as dealing with stress and pressure, resilience across the lifespan, family relationships, positive work environments, and achieving balance in our personal and professional lives. He is the author or co-author of 15 books including Raising Resilient Children and The Power of Resilience: Achieving Balance, Confidence, and Personal Strength in Your Life.

Joe Redden10:39AM (PST) – Joe Redden – a marketing professor from the University of Minnesota Carlson School who is focused on getting more enjoyment from experiences and healthy eating

Joseph P. Redden is an Associate Professor of Marketing at the Carlson School of Management. He received his Ph. D. in Marketing from the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania; MBA from the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University; and BBA Accounting, BS Computer Science from the University of Kentucky. Professor Redden joined the faculty of the Marketing Department in 2008.
He is currently focused on researching how to prevent satiation with repeated experiences, and how to help consumers extract more enjoyment without changing the product. His original work in this area, “Reducing Satiation: The Role of Categorization Level,” won the American Marketing Association’s 2007 John A. Howard Doctoral Dissertation Award and the 2008 Robert Ferber Award based on a publication in the Journal of Consumer Research. He was also chosen as a Young Scholar for 2013 by the Marketing Science Institute.
Prior to academia, he was a senior management consultant for clients that include BMW, Sara Lee, Westinghouse, and Bombardier. He also worked as the Director of Product Management at leading digital agency Avenue A, and was a founding member of a Quantive’s Atlas division, which Microsoft acquired for $6 billion in 2007.

Sally Hogshead11:39AM (PST) – Sally Hogshead is a World-class branding expert and New York Times bestselling author of the book, “How The World Sees You: Discover Your Highest Value Through the Science of Fascination”

You already know how you see the world. But do you know how the world sees you? How is your personality most likely to impress and influence the person sitting on the other side of the desk or boardroom? The woman you are about to meet is an expert on how the world sees you and she’s here to share with you the powerful hidden weapons within your own personality to give you the tools you’ll need to fascinate everyone you speak to.

SALLY HOGSHEAD rose to the top of the advertising profession writing ads that fascinated millions of consumers. Her previous book, Fascinate: Your 7 Triggers to Persuasion and Captivation, has been translated into over a dozen languages. She frequently appears in national media, including NBC’s Today show and The New York Times. Hogshead was recently inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame, the industry’s highest award for professional excellence.