Listen to The Marilu Show Live: MobilePodcastOn Demand (GCN Live Player) • Archives
Follow Marilu on Social Media: FacebookTwitterInstagram

The Marilu Henner Show – Friday October 24th 2014

Grae Drake9:15AM (PST) – Grae Drake, Senior Editor of Rotten Tomatoes

www.RottenTomatoes.com

The woman you are about to meet arranged movie outings for her friends, and she always picked the movie, and she still is picking ‘em.

In 6th grade, when Rotten Tomatoes Senior Editor Grae was arranging movie outings for all her friends, she picked the movie. Through the years studying film at the University of Texas at Austin, being honored by Sundance and the Director’s Guild of America, and working as a filmmaker in Los Angeles, she realized how terrible she was at keeping her opinions to herself. The Popcorn Mafia podcast was born, and led to her becoming CNN’s movie critic. She also has dished the dirt with stars on HLN’s Showbiz Tonight, Fox News,G4’s Attack of the Show, and is a regular at the TV Guide Network and the Reelz Channel. Her passionate thoughts can also be heard on terrestrial radio all over North America. And just to note, she still won’t let other people pick the movies.

Todd Chrisley10:06AM (PST) – Todd Chrisley, actor who stars in “Chrisley Knows Best”

The man you are about to meet stars in the real-life family comedy which follows the entertaining lives of an Atlanta-based outspoken and overprotective, but very loving husband and father, and his colorful clan, including his lovely wife Julie and their charming, yet scheming expansive brood.

Todd Chrisley stars in the hit USA Network reality series “Chrisley Knows Best”, season two airing on Tuesday nights at 10/9c.

The patriarch of the Chrisley family, Todd is a self-made man and successful entrepreneur. Born in Georgia and raised in Westminster, S.C. – Todd and his wife of nearly 20 years, Julie, raise their five children in the suburbs of Atlanta. Todd Chrisley isn’t your typical father. Brash and outspoken with a razor sharp southern wit and remarkable ability to dish insults, he keeps the family in line through his tough, and at times brutally honest, form of parenting. Todd runs his family just like his business – with an iron fist – and micromanages every move and expenditure made by each member of the Chrisley clan. A “patriarch of perfection”, Todd believes that he has all the answers. As Todd often jokes to his children, he’s “already been there, done that, and got the tee-shirt”.

Larry Smith10:30AM (PST) – Larry Smith is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Waterloo

Ted Talk

In what will be sure to be a funny and blunt conversation between the two of us, the man you are about to meet pulls no punches when he calls out the absurd excuses people invent when they fail to pursue their passions, and he coaches his students to find the careers they will truly love.

Larry Smith is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Waterloo. He is Recipient of the University of Waterloo’s Distinguished Teacher Award.
In the 2012 Winter Term, Larry assigned his 30,000th grade. He has now taught over 23,000 students, representing more than 10 percent of UW’s alumni.
Larry is also President of Essential Economics Corporation, an economic consulting practice that serves a wide range of public and private clients.
Larry also advises UW students who start their own ventures. He has now worked with more than 450 teams of student entrepreneurs. Many have gone on to create companies of significant size and success. They include enterprises in such industries as communications, software, robotics, culture, entertainment, design, real estate and professional services.

Larry’s video Why You Will Fail to Have a Great Career, posted on ted.com and YouTube, has been viewed more than four million times.

The Marilu Henner Show – Thursday October 23rd 2014

Mario Nugara9:30AM (PST) – Mario Nugara, Artistic Director and Founder of The City of Angels Ballet, and he’s also the Artistic Director of the California Riverside Ballet

www.cityofangelsballet.com

The man you are about to meet had a dream to create a ballet company and academy reflective of the wonderful diverse city that utilized the untapped talent existing in every community in Los Angeles, and he fulfilled his dream.

Mario Nugara’s education: Fulbright Scholarship for Research on the 2nd Bournonville Festival, 1991 to 1992, The Royal Danish Ballet, Copenhagen, Denmark
and the University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark; M.F.A., Dance, May 1989, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, New York, New York 10003; B.F.A., Dance, May 1988, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, New York, New York 10003; Ford Foundation Scholarship, August 1976 to August 1979, School of American Ballet, New York, New York 10023; Trained under Christina Bernal, Maggie Black, David Howard, Melissa Hayden, Leonide Massine.

Professional experience: Artistic Director, City of Angels Ballet (1993 to Present). Responsibilities include hiring production managers, stage managers, costume designers, lighting designers, conductors, ballet mistresses, pianists and dancers, as well as, representing the school and company within the community. In addition, he schedules classes, rehearsals, assigns the appropriate staff for these tasks and organize Arts Education Outreach Workshops. Other duties include event planning, school outreach and collaborating with school principals, administration
and faculty. As Artistic Director, he leads all facets of production planning and strive to maintain a cordial relationship with related personnel including theater management, orchestra staff and box office management. Working closely with Board of Directors and Executive Director, he assists in fund raising, budget planning, payroll, and building and guiding the
Board.
Artistic Director, California Riverside Ballet (2010 to Present). Responsibilities include hiring production managers, stage managers, costume designers, lighting designers, conductors,
ballet mistresses, pianists and dancers, as well as, representing the school and company within the community. In addition, he schedules classes, rehearsals, assign the appropriate staff for these tasks and organize Arts Education Outreach workshops. Other duties include event planning, school outreach and collaborating with school principals, administration and faculty. As Artistic Director, he leads all facets of production planning and strive to maintain a cordial relationship with related personnel including theater management, orchestra staff and box office management. Working closely with Board of Directors and Executive Director, budget planning, and building and guiding the Board.
Currently he works in American Guild of Professional Artists•American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Trevor Valle10:30AM (PST) – Trevor Valle, Paleontologist for SWCA Environmental Consultant. He also featured in “Mammoth Unearthed” on the National Geographic Channel

As a mitigation paleontologist for SWCA Environmental Consultants, the man you are about to meet safeguards the discovery and collection of fossils during large scale construction projects all over California.

Trevor Valle worked with Tim King in Siberia to discover and research a wooly mammoth and is featured in National Geographic Channel’s, Mammoth Unearthed. In Mammoth Unearthed, Nat Geo Channel follows two unorthodox American scientists, Trevor Valle and Professor Tim King, on a race to secure and research frozen mammoths emerging from the melting permafrost of Siberia. The duo must fight to stay one step ahead of Russian officials, the environment, and tusk hunters — local gangs who dig up mammoths to sell the tusks for a small fortune. The risk pays off with an unbelievable find: a frozen mammoth so fresh it appears to be bleeding — it’s the best preserved mammoth ever discovered.

Alison Becker11:30AM (PST) – Alison Becker is an actress and comedian who stars in the 2nd season of “Newsreaders”, which premieres October 23 on Adult Swim

www.funnyordie.com/alison_becker

The woman you are about to meet is a regular player in the Upright Citizens Brigade, a theatre improv comedy group, and has performed on stage in Hopscoth: A New York Sex Comedy, Caroline’s on Broadway, and several other comedy clubs.

Alison Becker has recently appeared on TV shows including “Parks and Recreation” “The League” and “The Kroll Show”. She has also done several videos for Funny or Die.

The Marilu Henner Show – Wednesday October 22nd 2014

Carl Cascella9:30AM (PST) – Carl Cascella, author of “SAT Prep: Inverse the Curse”, a new SAT prep book that takes a holistic approach to SAT Prep: mind, body, and spirit

www.inversethecurse.com

If you are worried about taking the SAT, or you feel there’s a big gap between your SAT score and your high school grades, you are going to want to meet the man who can help you change your SAT outcome.

Carl Cascella attended Notre Dame High School of Fairfield, CT and received his B.A. from Harvard College. He has worked as an SAT instructor for the Princeton Review and has over two decades of teaching experience at both the secondary and college level. Carl is a member of the Schools Committee of the Harvard Club of Southern Connecticut, and has been teaching his own SAT prep course, Inverse the Curse since 2005.

Adam Davidson10:30AM (PST) – Adam Davidson, Advisor on the film “We The Econnomy: 20 Short Films You Can’t Afford to Miss”

www.wetheeconomy.com
To watch the film go here

If you are like so many Americans, you don’t have a true understanding of the U.S. economy. And if you are one of those people, you are going to want to meet our next guest who is here to drive awareness and establish a better understanding of the U.S. economy, and he’s been able to do that through animation, comedy, music, and scripted films.

Adam Davidson co-founded and hosts NPR’s “Planet Money,” (a co-production of NPR and This American Life). He is also an economics writer for the NY Times Magazine. His work has won several major awards including the Peabody, DuPont-Columbia, and the Polk. His radio documentary on the housing crisis, “The Giant Pool of Money”, which he co-reported and produced with Alex Blumberg, was named one of the top ten works of journalism of the decade by the Arthur L. Carter of Journalism Institute at New York University. It was widely recognized as the clearest and most entertaining explanation of the roots of the financial crisis in any media.

Small Miracles From Beyond11:30AM (PST) – Judith Leventhal, author, “Small Miracles From Beyond: Dreams, Visions and Signs that Link Us to the Other Side”

Is death the end, or is there actually an “Other Side”? How much of our lives on Earth – our memories, our knowledge, and, above all, our relationships with friends and family – stays with us after death? The woman you are about to meet is here to explain it all to you.

Judith Leventhal, C.S.W., is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice. She has lectured extensively throughout the country on a variety of topics, and her writing has appeared in numerous magazines and periodicals. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

The Marilu Henner Show – Monday October 20th 2014

Kat Perkins9:10AM (PST) – Kat Perkins, “The Voice” Season 6 (“The Voice” airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8/7c on NBC)

Our next guest recently found herself in the national spotlight on NBC’s THE VOICE as a Top 5 contestant coached by Adam Levine. Her new EP “Fearless” is available now at all digital retailers.

www.katperkinsmusic.com

Growing up the daughter of a music teacher, Kat Perkins has been singing, dancing, and performing for just about as long as she can remember. At just 15 years old, Perkins made the move to the Twin Cities from rural North Dakota and her professional career began as she became a success in the Minneapolis-St. Paul theatre scene.
Over the years, Perkins has performed and recorded with her bands Scarlet Haze, Northern Comfort, and SKITZOfrenic. Scarlet Haze’s third record came out February of 2012 and was produced by James ‘Fluff’ Harley of World Record Productions and the debut single features Guns N’ Roses guitars Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal, Nine Inch Nails drummer Ilan Rubin, Grammy-nominated producer Joe Marlett (Foo Fighters, Korn) and her current musical director Eric Warner.

Perkins recently found herself in the national spotlight on NBC’s THE VOICE as a Top 5 contestant coached by Adam Levine (of Maroon 5). Her single, “Fearless” was produced by John Fields (Pink, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez) and independently hit #5 upon release on the iTunes charts.
When not on stage, you can usually find Perkins nannying, writing, recording and constantly coming up with new projects as well as managing other bands in the business. She speaks at many schools also.

Her first music video is coming soon for FEARLESS but you can view her performances from The Voice on her homepage.
Perkins’ new EP entitled “Fearless” will be available at all digital retailers 9/26/14.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES
10-25-14 at Pioneer Place in St Cloud, MN (2 shows 3pm and 7:30pm)
11-21-14 at Diamond Jo Casino in Dubuque, IA
11-22-14 at Mayne Stage in Chicago, IL

Linda Rottenberg10:30AM (PST) – Linda Rottenberg, author of the book, “Crazy ia a Compliment: The Power of Zigging When everyone Else Zags”

These days taking chances isn’t just for college dropouts in hoodies. Whether you work at a Fortune 500 company, a nonprofit, or a mom-and-pop, everybody needs to think and act like an entrepreneur. We all need to be nimble, adaptive, daring—and maybe even a little crazy—or risk being left behind. But how do you take smart risks without risking it all? That’s what the woman you are about to meet will share with you.

Linda Rottenberg spent the last two decades helping innovators think bold and execute smart. Now Rottenberg draws on her unrivaled experience to show you the proven techniques to achieve your dreams: from overcoming fear to facing down critics, from stalking supporters to exploiting chaos.
Named one of “America’s Best Leaders” by U.S. News and one of TIME’s 100 “Innovators for the 21st century,” Linda Rottenberg is considered among the world’s most dynamic experts on entrepreneurship, innovation, intrapreneurship and leadership. A frequent lecturer at Fortune 500 companies, Rottenberg has been the subject of four case studies by Harvard Business School and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Dell featured her in its “Take Your Own Path” campaign; Veuve Clicquot named her Businesswoman of the Year; and Tom Friedman dubbed her the world’s “mentor capitalist”.
Ms. Rottenberg is the CEO and co-founder of Endeavor, the first global organization focusing on the “scale-up” phase of entrepreneurship. America, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Africa Headquartered in New York with 350 employees and 20 affiliates throughout Latin, and Europe, Endeavor identifies, mentors, and co-invests in “high-impact” entrepreneurs — business innovators demonstrating the greatest potential for growth. Since 1997, Endeavor has screened 40,000 candidates and handpicked nearly 1,000 entrepreneurs who’ve created 400,000 jobs and generate $7 billion annually. In 2013 Endeavor brought its model to the U.S.

Ms. Rottenberg is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Young Presidents Organization (YPO). She serves on the board of Zayo Group, a global provider of bandwidth infrastructure, the advisory board of ABRAAJ Capital, an $8 billion global private equity firm, and the entrepreneurship steering committee of the World Economic Forum.
Ms. Rottenberg has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, USA Today, The Economist, Strategy + Business, People, MORE, and the Financial Times, and has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, NPR, CNBC, CNN, Fox News, Fox Business, and Bloomberg. In 2011, Business Insider dubbed her “Ms. Davos”.
A graduate of Harvard University and Yale Law School, and native of Newton, MA, Linda lives in Brooklyn with her husband, author and New York Times columnist Bruce Feiler, and their identical twin daughters.

Maysoon Zayid11:30AM (PST) – Maysoon Zayid is a Comedian, Writer, & Disability Advocate

www.maysoon.com
www.arabcomedy.com

The woman you are about to meet says it’s okay to laugh at cerebral palsy. This is the message that she would like to deliver to you today. “She says she has 99 problems and palsy is just one of them. She says she’s, disabled, female and lives in New Jersey and that people with disabilities are the largest minority in the world and the most under-represented in entertainment.

Maysoon Zayid is an actress, professional standup comedian, and writer. She received a BA in Acting from Arizona State University. She is the co-founder and co-executive producer of the New York Arab American Comedy Festival. Maysoon was a full-time On Air Contributor to Countdown with Keith Olbermann, and has most recently appeared on The Queen Latifah Show, The Meredith Viera Show, and Huffington Post Live. Maysoon is a recurring columnist at The Daily Beast and was a speaker at TEDWomen 2013.
Maysoon has appeared on Comedy Central’s The Watch List, PBS’s America at a Crossroads: Muslim Comics Stand Up, CNN, HBO, As the World Turns, MTV, 20/20, BBC’s The Doha Debates, and had a feature role in Adam Sandler’s You Don’t Mess With the Zohan. As a professional comedian, Maysoon has performed in top New York clubs, and has toured extensively at home and abroad. She was a headliner on the Arabs Gone Wild Comedy Tour and The Muslims Are Coming Tour.

Maysoon’s screenplay, If I CanCan, was chosen for the Sundance Middle Eastern Screenwriters Lab. She was a delegate at the 2008 Democratic National Convention and named one of 21 leaders of the 21st century by Women’s Enews. She is the founder of Maysoon’s Kids, a scholarship and wellness program for disabled and wounded refugee children and was delighted to be a 2013 honoree of United Cerebral Palsy NYC’s Women Who Care Awards.

The Marilu Henner Show – Friday October 17th 2014

Grae Drake9:15AM (PST) – Grae Drake, Senior Editor of Rotten Tomatoes

www.RottenTomatoes.com

In 6th grade, when Rotten Tomatoes Senior Editor Grae was arranging movie outings for all her friends, she picked the movie. Through the years studying film at the University of Texas at Austin, being honored by Sundance and the Director’s Guild of America, and working as a filmmaker in Los Angeles, she realized how terrible she was at keeping her opinions to herself. The Popcorn Mafia podcast was born, and led to her becoming CNN’s movie critic. She also has dished the dirt with stars on HLN’s Showbiz Tonight, Fox News,G4’s Attack of the Show, and is a regular at the TV Guide Network and the Reelz Channel. Her passionate thoughts can also be heard on terrestrial radio all over North America. And just to note, she still won’t let other people pick the movies.

Cristina Ferrare9:30AM (PST) – Cristina Ferrare, host of Hallmark’s Daytime Talk Show “Home and Family”

www.Cristinaferrarecooks.com
Home & Family

The woman you are about to meet is a model, a tv host, a writer, an entrepreneur, a blogger and has “done it all”!

At the early age of sixteen, Cristina Ferrare started a career in modeling with the Ford modeling agency in New York. Her career as a super model spanned over twenty-five years. Max Factor put her under contract as their spokesperson while still a teenager. During that time her career took off as she graced the covers and pages of every major fashion magazine including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Ladies Home Journal and traveled the world as a sought after international cover girl. During this time she soon became a trusted spokesperson and endorsed numerous commercial products.
In the early 80s, Ferrare co-hosted “AM Los Angeles,” which was the #1 rated morning television show during her five year tenure. Between many TV appearances, she has hosted her own shows: “Cristina and Friends” and a two hour live show from Universal Studios’ “Home and Family.” She was a substitute co-host on “Good Morning America” and co-hosted numerous times with Regis Philbin on “Live with Regis and Kathie Lee.” Her primetime series for CBS, “Shame on You,” was one of the first magazine format shows that featured consumer fraud and awareness. It set the stage for other prime time magazine formats that followed. For NBC, she co-hosted “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus” with Dr. Drew Pinsky. At one time, Ferrare had three shows on the air at the same time: the afore mentioned live morning talk show, “AM Los Angeles,” “The Home Show,” and the primetime series “Incredible Sunday” all for ABC. In feature films, she starred opposite David Niven in “The Impossible Years” and the critically acclaimed “J.W. Coop” with Oscar® winner, Cliff Robertson.

Ferrare is an accomplished author, with her New York Times bestseller, “Okay, So I Don’t Have a Headache,” and bestseller “Cristina Ferrare’s Family Entertainment,” “Cristina Ferrare Style” and “Realistically Ever After,” a humorous view of finding happiness when he’s not Prince Charming, you’re not Snow White and life is not a fairy tale.
Her fifth and most recent cookbook, A Big Bowl of Love was released on Mother’s Day 2011 and has been widely accepted and has received rave reviews from bloggers across the country. She is already hard at work on her next cookbook!
Ferrare completed 28 shows that air on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) that debuted on January 3rd, 2011. Her show, “A Big Bowl of Love” featured celebrity guests along with members of her family and friends serving up great ideas for all kinds of situations that happen in real life!
In 2006, Ferrare, along with her partners Brian Thorson and Tim Hosier, started a line of home accessories through their newly formed “Ferrare With Company.” It included picture frames, napkin rings, lamps, scented candles, candle sticks, accessories for the table, and show stopping, one of a kind mirrors and chandeliers using only the finest materials. Swarovski crystals and semi-precious stones, pearls, shells, and metals are placed by hand, piece by piece, onto each object and are true works of art. The pieces are sought after by top interior designers around the country and sells to over 60 stores including Bergdorf Goodman and Barneys on line. Cristina recently sold the company and is focusing her energy to writing. She is writing her sixth cookbook and recently signed on as food and style editor for Westlake Magazine.

Ferrare lives in Los Angeles with her husband, entertainment executive Tony Thomopoulos. They have a blended family of seven children and four grandchildren.

Eric Brotman10:30AM (PST) – Eric Brotman, certified financial planner and author of the book, “Retire Wealthy”

www.brotmanfinancial.com

According to the Employee Benefit Research Institute, only 19 percent of workers are confident in their retirement savings. The man you are about to meet believes that financial literacy and a comfortable retirement are attainable goals for all Americans and is here to share with you how.

Eric D. Brotman, CFP®, AEP®, MSFS is President and Managing Principal of Brotman Financial Group, Inc., an independent firm assisting clients with wealth creation, preservation, and distribution. Mr. Brotman began his financial planning practice in Baltimore in 1994, and founded Brotman Financial Group in 2003. He provides investment, retirement, estate, insurance, and comprehensive financial planning services for families, professionals, executives, and business owners.
Mr. Brotman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER TM (CFP®) certification in 1998, and completed his Master’s Degree in Financial Services (MSFS) at the American College in 2003. He is also a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), an Accredited Estate Planner (AEP®), and a Chartered Advisor in Senior Living (CASL). Mr. Brotman is a Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative with NFP Advisor Services, LLC.

Mr. Brotman’s 2nd book, “Retire Wealthy: The Tools You Need to Help Build Lasting Wealth – On Your Own or With Your Financial Advisor”, was published in 2014 by AuthorHouse as a follow-up to “Debt-Free for Life: The Tools You Need to Free Yourself from Debt”, published in 2009 by One Hour or Less Publishing, LLC.
Mr. Brotman appears regularly on television on 11 News Sunday Morning on WBAL in Baltimore, as well as in print in Wall Street Journal, The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Business Journal, The Daily Record, Smart CEO, Investment Advisor, Fidelity Investor’s Weekly, Investment News, Journal of Financial Planning, Wealth Manager, National Underwriter, Registered Representative, Entrepreneur, Baby Years, Life Association News, and American Way, the American Airlines in- flight magazine. He also publishes articles periodically on the Adviceiq.com website, and has appeared on the Morningstar Advisor, Financial-Planning.com, and Forbes.com websites. Mr. Brotman was recognized as one of the “Maryland Power Players” by The Gazette of Politics and Business in 2010 and was named one of the “Very Important Professionals” by The Daily Record in 2011.

Joe Vezzani11:30AM (PST) – Joe Vezzani, Vice President of Customer Intelligence. His firm, LifeLine Response, created a mobile safety app which protects individuals and allows them to feel safe in vulnerable situations

www.llresponse.com

The man you are about to meet wants you to empower yourself with the first and only patent protected personal safety mobile app that utilizes human reaction to respond to emergency situations, and he’s here to show you how.

Joe Vezzani, Vice President of Customer Intelligence. Joe is in charge of analyzing data and intelligence in public safety, and using it to actually stop the bad guys before they can commit their crime. His firm, LifeLine Response is a mobile safety app which protects individuals and allows them to feel safe in vulnerable situations.

The Marilu Henner Show – Thursday October 16th 2014

Desi Bartlett9:30AM (PST) – Desi Bartlett is Pre and Post Natal Yoga Expert and the creator of Milf Fitness

www.Mothersintolivingfit.com

The word MILF often has a different connotation that makes us giggle, but the woman you are about to meet’s vision is to reclaim the word and let it be a source of empowerment for women.

Desi Bartlettis the creator of MILF FItness. She teaches at Exhale in Santa Monica, and stars in several Yoga and Fitness DVD’s. Desi has a new Prenatal Yoga Workout DVD that will debut in Spring of 2015, as well as a book on the Prenatal Yoga & Fitness. She is passionate about Yoga and motherhood and lives with her husband and 2 sons in Los Angeles CA.

Ariel Garten10:30AM (PST) – Ariel Garten, Founder and CEO of InteraXon, creators of Muse: the brain sensing headband that helps teach people how to alleviate stress and can be helpful with meditation

Can you imagine if you could wear a simple headband that would help you manage stress and settle your mind? Well, now you can, and the creator of this phenomenal headband is here to share with you how it works.

www.ChooseMuse.com
twitter.com/ChooseMuse
twitter.com/ariel_garten

Ariel is the co-founder and CEO of InteraXon, creators of Muse: the brain sensing headband. Ariel studied at the University of Toronto and did research into hippocampal neurogenesis at Toronto’s esteemed Krembil Neuroscience Centre. No mere neuroscience nerd, however, Ariel also is a psychotherapist, a fashion designer whose clothing opened Toronto Fashion Week in 2003, and has had her work displayed at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Ariel’s uncommon combination of science and art is integral to the design of every aspect of Muse and to InteraXon’s unique approach to brain sensing technology, making it a vital part of everyday life.

David Quamman11:30AM (PST) – David Quamman, author of “Ebola: The Natural and Human History of a Deadly Virus”

www.davidquammen.com

The 2014 epidemic of Ebola virus disease in West Africa is unlike any Ebola event ever seen before. In fact, it’s already ten times larger in terms of case fatalities—ten times more punishing to Africans, ten times more scary and befuddling to people around the world—than any single outbreak of an ebola virus (there are five kinds) during the previous known history of the disease. And, now the ebola virus is here in the United States.

David Quammen is an award-winning journalist and author who has made eighteen trips to Africa since 1999. He has long been on the trail of Ebola virus disease. In October 2007, he wrote an article for National Geographic titled “Deadly Contact,” about an outbreak of Ebola in a remote African village. His research into Ebola eventually led to the books Spillover (2012) and now Ebola: The Natural and Human History of a Deadly Virus (Norton, October 2014), which is drawn from Spillover but adds new material on the 2014 West Africa epidemic.
Quammen first came near the Ebola virus during an expedition across the jungles of Gabon in July 2000. He spent ten days hiking with American explorer and ecologist Mike Fay through an area of Ebola habitat where the people of one village had suffered a devastating outbreak. In the depth of the forest, he and Fay found that all the gorillas and chimpanzees (also susceptible to Ebola) had died. The virus was still there, within the host animal (identity unknown) from which it had spilled over into chimps, gorillas, and people, but Fay and Quammen couldn’t see it. Campfire conversations with two men who had survived the outbreak, but lost loved ones, fueled his curiosity about the human as well as scientific aspects of the disease and led him to years of research and writing, during which time he has interviewed many of the world’s foremost Ebola experts.

David Quammen covers exploration, field biology, and human survival in remote landscapes, often on assignment for National Geographic Magazine. He has been honored with three National Magazine Awards and an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

The Marilu Henner Show – Wednesday October 15th 2014

Karen Page9:30AM (PST) – Karen Page, Two-time James Beard award-winning author, and author of her latest book, “The Vegetarian Flavor Bible”

www.karenandandrew.com

For the first time in history, per-capita consumption of meat in America has fallen for five consecutive years, with predictions of continuing declines. Vegetarianism and veganism are emerging from the margins and into the mainstream, as 54 percent of Americans now wish to decrease or eliminate meat from their diets. While people have chosen to adopt meatless diets throughout history for a variety of reasons—the woman you are about to meet suggests a new reason for doing so: maximizing flavor, which is too often masked by meat-based stocks or butter and cream.

Karen Page is a graduate of Northwestern and Harvard who also earned a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell in conjunction with the T. Colin Campbell Foundation. She is a two-time James Beard Award–winning author whose books include The Flavor Bible. The former Washington Post wine columnist is also the coauthor of What to Drink with What You Eat, which was named the IACP Cookbook of the Year and the Georges Duboeuf Wine Book of the Year and won a Gourmand World Cookbook Award, and the IACP and James Beard Book Award Finalist The Food Lover’s Guide to Wine. She lives with her husband, author and photographer Andrew Dornenburg, in New York City. She is an enthusiastic convert to almond milk, which she has found enhances the flavor of her morning granola or oatmeal.

Edward Meyer10:30AM (PST) – Edward Meyer, Ripley’s Believe it Or Not historian, raconteur, and the man with the world’s best job!

www.ripleybooks.com/2015-annual

Prepare for a dose of shock and “awwww” as Ripley Publishing’s new book Reality Shock! is now on sale. With all new content Reality Shock! is a mix of “can’t bear to look, but can’t look
away” stories, people, facts and photos. Reality Shock! delivers strange stories, bizarre bits and twisted tales like only Ripley’s Believe It or Not! can. The content ranges from cute to creepy; what’s “great!” to one reader is just plain “gross!” to another – that’s part of the fun of Reality Shock! And the man who has traveled around the world collecting these unusual stories is here to share them with you.

For over 35 years Edward Meyer has traveled around the world collecting unusual stories and unbelievable artifacts to fill Believe It or Not! books and museums. He is a walking encyclopedia of information, some strange, some gross – but all true! He has acquired over 20,000 different museum artifacts, everything from a pin valued at $1 million dollars, to a two-trunked elephant, to Marilyn Monroe’s lingerie, to Lee Harvey Oswald’s mortuary toe tag, to a meteorite from Mars. The list is endless. Editor of the famous Ripley’s Believe It or Not! newspaper syndicated cartoon, producer of countless Ripley museum films, and a researcher for over 200 hundred Ripley television shows, Meyer has appeared on radio and television programs around the world as the Ripley historian and raconteur, the man with the world’s best job!

The Infiltrator11:30AM (PST) – Robert Mazur, DEA undercover agent, Author of “The Infiltrator: My Secret Life Inside the Dirty Banks Behind Pablo Escobar’s Medellin Cartel”. Internationally released movie based on this book, staring Bryan Cranston, soon to begin production

www.The-Infiltrator.com

Our next guest knows what it’s like to go deep undercover, to gain the confidence of some of the world’s worst criminals. For years, he posed as a money launderer for organized crime leaders. His clients, some of the most famous and deadly drug cartel bosses, offered a half-million dollar price tag for his head when arrests were made around the world, and he was revealed to be a U.S. federal undercover agent. His incredible story is detailed in his memoir, “The Infiltrator,” which is being made into a Hollywood film starring Bryan Cranston.

Robert Mazur has earned global acclaim as one of the world’s leading experts on the financial escapades of the underworld. There is no one with more first-hand knowledge about how international banks and businesses cater to those who own the nearly $2 trillion in criminal proceeds laundered annually. For years, in the eyes of organized crime leaders he was a highly successful mob connected money launderer that helped manage their illicit fortunes. His clients, some of the most famous and deadly drug cartel bosses, offered a $1/2 million price tag for his head when arrests were made around the world and he was revealed to be a highly trained U.S. federal undercover agent.

Robert is the author of “The Infiltrator”, a memoir about his undercover life, much of which was spent acting as a conduit between ruthless drug barons and corrupt legitimate appearing senior executives that cleaned billions in blood stained money through otherwise respectable international banks and businesses. Robert has transformed his underworld experience and current day involvement in the money laundering field into a remarkable lesson for today’s business sector. He shares with them how they can identify and manage the type of risk that has inflicted extraordinarily costly reputation loss for HSBC, Wachovia, UBS, Credit Suisse, ING, Standard Charter Bank, Barclays and many other institutions that have admitted criminal offenses in connection with their movement of tainted funds.

After completing a highly decorated 27 year career as a federal agent in 3 U.S. agencies, Robert is now the President of Chase & Associates, a forensic investigative agency and consultancy that assists law firms and public companies throughout the U.S. and several foreign countries. From all corners of the globe, his agency provides enhanced due diligence, investigative services, and commercial intelligence.
Mr. Mazur is certified in both U.S. and Canadian courts as an expert in money laundering. His articles have been published by many journals and media outlets, including the NY Times. He is a contributor to money laundering related programming that has aired on PBS, ABC, CNN, Univision, BBC, and other networks. He has been a guest on more than 500 radio shows during the past 3 years.
His unique expertise has led to his technical consulting on major motion pictures, including the movie based on his book, which is scheduled to go into production during 2014.

The Marilu Henner Show – Tuesday October 14th 2014

Kat Perkins9:10AM (PST) – Kat Perkins, “The Voice” Season 6 (“The Voice” airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8/7c on NBC)

Our next guest recently found herself in the national spotlight on NBC’s THE VOICE as a Top 5 contestant coached by Adam Levine. Her new EP “Fearless” is available now at all digital retailers.

katperkinsmusic.com

Kat is a daughter of a music teacher. She is originally from the tiny town of Scranton, North Dakota. She has been singing, dancing, and performing for as long as she can remember. At 15 years old, she moved to the Twin Cities and her professional career began as she became a success in the Minneapolis-St. Paul theatre scene. Kat and her ex-husband had a band together, but when they divorced six months later, Kat took a break from music. The Voice was the first chance she’d had to go solo. Her single, “Fearless” was produced by John Fields (Pink, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez) and independently hit #5 upon release on the iTunescharts. When not on stage, you can usually find Perkins nannying, writing, recording and managing other bands in the business.

Mark Whitaker9:30AM (PST) – Mark Whitaker, author of the book, “Cosby: His Life and Times”

The man you are about to meet is here to take us behind the scenes for an inside look into the life of one of America’s favorite comedians and actor.

www.marktwhitaker.com

Whitaker is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir My Long Trip Home (2011). The former managing editor of CNN, he was previously Washington bureau chief for NBC News and a reporter and editor at Newsweek, where he rose to become the first African American leader of a national newsweekly. Now, with meticulous reporting and impressive detail, he provides the most comprehensive portrait of Bill Cosby to date and makes a persuasive case for Cosby as a groundbreaking comic and a quiet but far-ranging pioneer of black advancement. (Publishers Weekly)
Whitaker shares how Cosby pulled himself together after an aimless adolescence by joining the Navy, talking his way into college, and seizing his first breaks as a stand-up comedian. Through lively detail and anecdotes from Cosby and those who knew him best, we follow Cosby‘s journey from a Philadelphia housing project to The Tonight Show, where he first performed on television.

Published on the thirtieth anniversary of The Cosby Show, the book reveals the behind-the-scenes story of that groundbreaking sitcom as well as Cosby‘s bestselling albums, breakout role on I Spy, and pioneering place in children‘s television. But it also deals with professional setbacks and personal dramas, from an affair that sparked public scandal to the murder of his only son, and the private influence of his wife of fifty years, Camille Cosby. Whitaker explores the roots of Cosby‘s controversial views about race, as well as the Cosby effect that helped pave the way for a black president.

The Secret Power of Middle Children10:30AM (PST) – Dr. Catherine Salmon and Katrin Schumann, authors of the book, “The Secret Power of Middle Children”

We all know the stereotype: middle children are wallflowers, overshadowed by their siblings and neglected by their parents, and they turn into resentful, bitter adults. But if that is true, why are so many middle children throughout history—from Abraham Lincoln to Donald Trump and Madonna—wildly successful? With constructive advice on how to maximize the benefits and avoid the pitfalls of being a middle, the women you are about to meet help middleborns, their parents and partners see how birth order can be used as a strategy for success.

www.thesecretpowerofmiddlechildren.com

Dr. Catherine SalmonCatherine Salmon is an associate professor of psychology at the University of Redlands. Her research interests cover everything from birth order and family dynamics to eating disorders, reproductive suppression, and sexuality. She holds a PhD in psychology and a BSc in biology from McMaster University. Salmon has been featured on Oxygen and the Science Channel, and co-authored (with Don Symons) Warrior Lovers: erotic fiction, evolution, and female sexuality. In addition, she has co-edited a variety of books, including the recent Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Family Psychology and writes a blog on birth order for Psychology Today, called Ape Girl. Born in Canada, she lives in southern California and is involved in animal rescue and rehabilitation.
Catherine’s University of Redlands Page

Katrin SchumannFor the past ten years, Katrin Schumann has been specializing in collaborative writing, editing and teaching (most recently at a women’s prison). Schumann’s first book, Mothers Need Time-Outs, Too, is for stressed out modern mothers. She has been featured on TODAY, and her work has appeared in newspapers, magazines, and radio nationally and internationally. Granted scholarships to Oxford University and Stanford, Schumann is the recipient of the Kogan Media Award. Before going freelance, she worked behind-the-scenes in television and at NPR stations throughout the U.S. Schumann was born in Germany, grew up in New York and London, and now lives in Massachusetts with her husband and three children.
Katrin’s Website

Natasha Case11:30 AM (PST) – Natasha Case, CEO & co-founder of Coolhaus

The young woman you’re about to meet has found a way to combine her degree in Architecture and her love of food to create one of the fastest-growing businesses in the country. She was named one of Forbes magazine’s 30 Under 30, and once you try one of her ice cream sandwiches, you’ll be hooked.

www.eatcoolhaus.com

Natasha is the CEO & co-founder of Coolhaus, the architecturally-inspired gourmet ice cream company. She uses her Masters Degree in Architecture & love for food to teach the masses about famous architects & design movements. Natasha is a Forbes 30 Under 30 (she’ll be a guest speaker at the Forbes summit later this month), Zagat 30 Under 30 & spokesperson for the CA Milk Advisory Board.

The Marilu Henner Show – Monday October 13th 2014

Dr. Donna Dannenfelser9:30AM (PST) – Dr. Donna Dannenfelser, former NFL psychotherapist

Our next guest helps everyone from the guy next door to high-profile personalities overcome the obstacles in their lives. She may be best known for her work as a mental health clinician for the New York Jets, which inspired the USA Network television show, “Necessary Roughness.”

www.drdonnad.com

Dr. Donna Dannenfelser has been a psychotherapist, certified hypnotist, and dream analyst for the past 25 years. In the beginning, she specialized in women’s issues, touring the New York area giving motivational workshops on surviving divorce and separation, parenting issues, substance abuse, physical and verbal abuse, the “coming out” for people who choose to live alternate lifestyles, and coping strategies for survivors of tragic experiences.
After a short time, Donna found herself as the mental health clinician for the New York Jets and began specializing in men’s issues pertaining to high-profiled professional athletes, including their wives and families. Her clientele extended to professional athletes from other arenas, such as baseball, basketball, hockey, boxing, and golf, along with women’s sports such as bodybuilding, skating, and wrestling.

Dr. Donna is the founder and CEO of Heart Cockles, Inc. Her website, www.heartcockles.com provides visualization tools that help people find their center and focus on their goals through the Law Of Attraction.
Donna was the Co-Executive Producer on this series which premiered June 29, 2011 and aired for three years. The series won the “Voice Award” for mental health awareness in 2012.
Dr. Donna has appeared on the Dr. Oz Show, Crowd Goes Wild on FS1 network, and Flipping Out with Jeff Lewis on BRAVO.

Laraine Newman11:30AM (PST) – Laraine Newman, Actress & Comedienne, Founding member of The Groundlings, original cast member of Saturday Night Live

Our next guest is comedy royalty. She was both a founding member of The Groundlings, and an original cast member of Saturday Night Live. You can hear her incredible work as a voice actress in films such as Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Up, WALL-E and so many others.

www.larainenewman.com

Laraine Newman is founding member of The Groundlings. She was original cast member of Saturday Night Live. She raised in the Los Angeles area, attended Beverly Hills High School. Laraine began studying improvisational comedy at age 15. In the late 1960s she was a member of the Richmond Shepard Mime Troupe. She studied mime in Paris with Marceau in the early 1970s. Laraine was spotted at The Groundlings and hired to appear in one of Lily Tomlin’s TV specials.

In 1975, Newman was asked to be regular sketch performer in the CBS summer variety series The Manhattan Transfer, featuring the singing quartet. Soon afterwards, while Lorne Michaels was gathering performers for the inception of Saturday Night Live, Newman was chosen as one of the original members of the cast alongside Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtin and Garret Morris. From 1975 through 1980, Newman was a regular on SNL. Best known for Sheri the Valley Girl, and Connie Conehead, the hip and rebellious alien daughter in the Coneheads. SNL celebrity impressions included First Lady Rosalyn Carter, Barbra Streisand and Indira Gandhi. She says her favorite character that she created at Saturday Night Live was Lena Wertmuller. After leaving SNL, had co-starring and supporting roles in films such as Woody Allen’s Stardust Memories, Wholly Moses, Invaders from Mars, and Perfect with John Travolta and Jamie Lee Curtis. Her TV appearances include: According to Jim, St. Elsewhere, Amazing Stories, The Tick, 3rd Rock from the Sun, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. She also guest starred in Friends as Phoebe’s stepmother. Laraine got into VO work after she had her first child. Auditioned for two years before she got any work.

The Marilu Henner Show – Friday October 10th 2014

Micah Stock9:39AM (PST) – Micah Stock, actor currently appearing in “It’s Only A Play”

www.ItsOnlyAPlay.com

Micah Stock was born in Dayton, OH. He currently acts a scene-stealing Broadway debut as Gus, an “actor-slash-singer-slash-dancer-slash-comedian-slash-performance-artist-slash-mime” working the coat check in the star-packed revival of Terrence McNally’s It’s Only a Play. Stock appeared in the off-Broadway world premiere of McNally’s And Away We Go; his screen credits include Pan Am, Law & Order: SVU and King Kelly.

Neither of his parents were artists. They were both economists, but reading was essential. If you go back to his childhood home, there’s books stacked on chairs and on top of the oven. Reading as a way of comprehending the world is paramount in his family. Stock went to dance and gymnastics classes when he was a kid. He used to do all the classic things to make money, he waited tables, babysat. Ironically, he’s also been a coat check guy.

Carla Ruben10:00AM (PST) – Carla Ruben, founder of Creative Edge Parties, New York’s leading event and catering company

The woman you are about to meet founded a leading event and catering company in her studio apartment, and she’s here to let you know all about her visionary design, and what it takes to throw your own creative party just in time for the holidays.

Carla Ruben founded Creative Edge Parties in her studio apartment. She has learned how best to bring the finest food along with visionary design to the plates of New York’s most discriminating clientele, securing Creative Edge Parties as one of New York’s leading caterers. In March 2011, Ruben launched the Creative Edge Culinary Council (CECC) with Chef Pete Evans from Australia.

Chef Pete 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 Keys, and Calvin Klein.

Kevin O’Dwyer10:39AM (PST) – sculptor, Kevin O’Dwyer

www.sculptureinthewild.com

The man you are about to meet helped make 6 large scale sculptures during three weeks as well as delivering an education programme for 350 elementary school students in the Blackfoot Valley (Montana) catchment area.

Kevin O’Dwyer was artistic director as well as one of the participating sculptors. He has been working on this for the past 18 months with Rick Dunkerley (project director). He selected the artists from Denmark, Finland, Ireland and USA. They responded to the industrial and environmental history/heritage of the Blackfoot Valley. The community of Lincoln, Montana came together to work with the sculptors. It was an incredible experience as community members dropped tools on their own projects to work with us. Have a look at the video from KPax to get an idea of what I was working on – we moved a 70 foot/15 ton TeePee Burner used by the Delaney saw mills in the 50’s to 70’s over 7 miles to create a light installation about community memory of the vibrant logging and saw mill industry in the Valley until the 80’s.
O’Dwyer’s artwork reflects his strong interest in ancient landscapes, industrial archaeology and architecture. His symposia installations respond to the industrial and environmental heritage of the landscape. Industrial artefacts, historical references, folklore and archival interviews are the building blocks in the development of his installations.
In 2002 O’Dwyer initiated and directed the Lough Boora International Sculpture Symposium in a disused peat harvesting site in Ireland. The sculpture symposium led to the development of Sculpture in the Parklands, a 50 acre sculpture park that has commissioned over 25 site-specific installations. O’Dwyer, as artistic director and curator from 2002 until 2011, directed the development of the arts and education programmes that won four national awards and received critical acclaim in Ireland, England, USA, China, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands.

O’Dwyer has had numerous solo exhibitions of his studio based work and has represented Ireland in over 40 international exhibitions. As artist-in-residence at the World Archaeology Conference (2010) he created a site-specific sculpture for University College Dublin. His work is in public and private collections including High Museum (USA), Victoria and Albert Museum (UK), National Museum of Ireland, Espace Paul Ricard (France) and Racine Museum of Art (USA).

Anika Larsen11:39AM (PST) – Tony Award-nominated actress Anika Larsen

www.beautifulonbroadway.com
anikalarsen.biz

The woman you are about to meet stars in the inspiring true story of Carol King’s life in the fabulous play on Broadway….”Beautiful”.

Anika Larsen (Cynthia Weil) has performed on Broadway in Avenue Q; Xanadu; All Shook Up; and Rent. Off-Broadway, she’s been in Zanna, Don’t!; Myths and Hymns; and Closer Than Ever. Anika wrote and performed in a musical called Shafrika, The White Girl about her childhood growing up in Cambridge, Massachusetts with 9 brothers and sisters from different races and countries. She majored in theater at Yale University and is a proud member of Actor’s Equity.