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The Marilu Henner Show – Thursday October 30th 2014

Peggy Caruso9:30AM (PST) – Peggy Caruso is a certified Executive & Personal Development Coach, 8-time entrepreneur with 22 years experience and author of “Revolutionize Your Child’s Life: A Simple Guide to the Health, Wealth, and Welfare of Your Child”

www.lifecoachingandbeyond.com

It’s hard to be a parent in today’s increasingly complex world especially when raising kids doesn’t come with an instruction manual. The woman you are about to meet has helped parents guide their children and watch them thrive as they enter adulthood.

Peggy Caruso is a certified executive and personal development coach. An NLP master practitioner and advanced hypnotherapist, she is also an eight-time entrepreneur with more than 22 years of experience. She helps parents understand their children’s subconscious and conscious minds and how each one affects their behavior.

Throughout her professional career, she has helped numerous children rid themselves of depression, ADD, and ADHD medication. She is also the author of three books, Revolutionize Your Life, Revolutionize Your Child’s Life (Morgan James Publishing, 2014), and Revolutionize Your Corporate Life. Revolutionize Your Child’s Life is the second book in the Revolutionize series. A proud mother who raised two children independently and a grandmother to one, Caruso currently lives in DuBois, Pennsylvania.

Doyin Richards10:30AM (PST) – Doyin Richards, is an author and a popular daddy blogger at daddydoinwork.com. His goal is to evolve fatherhood in unique ways and he believes that his groundbreaking book titled “Daddy Doin’ Work: Empowering Mothers to Evolve Fatherhood”

daddydoinwork.com

The man you are about to meet is a first time author, father, husband, public speaker, and Daddy Consultant and he’s here to share with you how moms can empower dads.

Doyin Richards is excited to announce the upcoming release of Daddy Doin’ Work: Empowering Mothers to Evolve Fatherhood on September 2 with a tour that will take him to seven states and over eight major cities.

Vinne Politan (CNN), Al Roker (the TODAY Show), and Carson Daly (the TODAY show) have all agreed on one thing: Doyin is a special kind of father. But Doyin thinks differently; he doesn’t consider being a good father as out of the ordinary. In fact, he wants good fatherhood to be more than respected—he wants it to be expected.
With the release of Daddy Doin’ Work: Empowering Mothers to Evolve Fatherhood Richards takes a major step in this movement to evolve and change the common—and often stereotypical—ideology of fatherhood in our society, and people are taking notice.

Maria Canals-Barrera11:30AM (PST) – Maria Canals-Barrera

twitter.com/@Maria_CB

Maria currently stars in ABC’s new Friday night sitcom, Cristela. She’s most known for her role on the Emmy Award Winning Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place, a role which earned her two ALMA Awards and an Imagen Award. She also recently appeared on screen in Larry Crowne directed by and starring Tom Hanks, and has also appeared in Disney’s Camp Rock franchise, Nickelodeon’s Brothers Garcia, and voiced the character ‘Hawkgirl’ in the animated series The Justice League.

Cristela airs Fridays @ 8:30 / 7:30c on ABC

David Finch11:30AM (PST) – David Finch, public speaker and author of the New York Times best-selling memoir, “The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man’s Quest to Be a Better Husband”

www.davidfinchwriter.com
www.kristenfinch.com

At some point in nearly every marriage, a wife finds herself asking, what the heck is wrong with the man I married, and who is he? In our next guest’s case, this turns out to be an apt question when 5 years into his marriage, they find out some very surprising news when he receives a life-changing diagnosis.

David Finch is a humorist and author of the acclaimed New York Times bestselling memoir, The Journal of Best Practices. Married in 2003 and diagnosed five years later with Asperger syndrome, David has committed himself to relentless self-improvement, sometimes to a comical extent. A former semiconductor engineer turned full-time writer and speaker, David has written for The New York Times, Huffington Post, and Slate, and he writes a relationship blog for Psychology Today. But his greatest accomplishment by far has been learning how to thrive as a family man.

At the podium, David brings his story to life through narrative that both inspires and entertains. With a comedian’s wit, affecting storytelling, a long list of endearing quirks, and surprising wisdom, David shares his journey from the world’s most trying husband to the husband who tries the most—a journey that taught him how to live a successful, fulfilling life, and even how to fold laundry without being asked. His messages range from the transformative power of love, understanding, guidance, and adaptability in any relationship, to living a fulfilling life with an autism spectrum condition, to thriving in what he describes as a “neurologically-mixed marriage.” While sharing hilarious and moving anecdotes from his life, David provides his audiences with invaluable, fresh insights into their own. Rich with wisdom and life-changing lessons for anyone motivated to succeed—be it in their career, their marriage, or any aspect of their life—David’s talks lend a message of hope and inspiration from which anyone can benefit.

The Marilu Henner Show – Wednesday October 29th 2014

Kat Perkins9:15AM (PST) – Kat Perkins, “The Voice” Season 6 (“The Voice” airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8/7c on NBC)

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” is available at all digital retailers.

Jack Rich9:30AM (PST) – Jack Rich is one of New York’s leading fashion experts and fashion show producers

www.jackrichproductions.com

Jack has worked for many celebrities including Beyonce, Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Lopez in additions to companies and designers including Tommy Hilfiger, Nautica, Sherrie Hill, Fashion Institute of Technology and Under Armour.

Jack Rich is an events production specialist and President of Jack Rich Productions. Known for putting his signature touch on everything from runway shows to upscale private affairs and lavish red-carpet spectaculars, Rich is one of the most sought after show producers in the celebrity and fashion industries.
With a BA in Theater from Montclair University, where he studied scene design and stage lighting, Rich got his start in New York by modeling. He then started producing and directing high-impact fashion events for Seventeen magazine, MTV, Bloomingdale’s as well as many others. In 1995 he began to work for designer Tommy Hilfiger where he became SVP of Special Events and Entertainment Marketing. While there, he traveled the United States to head up fashion shows and events for the designer and took the brand’s message to the far corners of the world including South America, Cape Town, China, India, Japan and Korea.
Rich’s flair for creative solutions and inventive styling has resulted in his production of the much heralded Race To Erase MS Fashion show in Los Angeles, the still talked about Tommy Hilfiger Anniversary party that featured a surprise performance by The Black Eyed Peas, and every who’s who front row of the twice-a-year Fashion Week catwalk that Rich oversaw for the New York designer. The celebrity attendees included Beyonce, David Bowie, Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias and many others.

While retaining Tommy Hilfiger as a client, Rich struck out on his own to form Jack Rich Productions resulting in events everyone wants to attend and no one will ever forget.

Rich’s clients have included Tommy Hilfiger, Under Armour, Nautica, Kimora Lee Simmons, New York and Company, Sherri Hill and The Fashion Institute of Technology to name a few.

WILD TALES Book Jacket10:30AM (PST) – legendary singer and songwriter, Graham Nash

www.grahamnash.com

In his acclaimed New York Times bestselling autobiography, the man you are about to meet is a legendary singer-songwriter and founding member of the iconic bands Crosby, Stills & Nash and the Hollie, and he delivers an engrossing, no-holds-barred look back at his remarkable career and the music that defined a generation.

Graham Nash is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee—with CSN and with the Hollies. He was also inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame twice, as a solo artist and with CSN, and he is a Grammy Award winner. In 2010, Nash was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth for his contributions as a musician and philanthropist. An activist for social and environmental justice, he is also an artist, acclaimed photographer, and photography collector. He lives in Hawaii with his wife, Susan.

Nash’s passionate voice continues to be heard in support of peace, and social and environmental justice. The No Nukes/Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE) concerts he organized with Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt in 1979 remain seminal benefit events. In 2011, Nash was instrumental in bringing MUSE back to the forefront with a concert to benefit Japan disaster relief and groups promoting non-nuclear energy worldwide.
In September 2013, Nash released his long-awaited autobiography Wild Tales, which delivers an engrossing, no-holds-barred look back at his remarkable career and the music that defined a generation. The book landed him on the New York Times Best Sellers list, and will be released in paperback format this fall.
In recognition for his contributions as a musician and philanthropist, Nash was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth. While continually building his musical legacy, Nash is also an internationally renowned photographer and visual artist. With his photography, Nash has drawn honors including the New York Institute of Technology’s Arts & Technology Medal and Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters and the Hollywood Film Festival’s inaugural Hollywood Visionary Cyber Award. His work is collected in the book Eye to Eye: Photographs by Graham Nash; he curated others’ work in the volume Taking Aim: Unforgettable Rock ‘n’ Roll Photographs Selected by Graham Nash (2009).
Nash’s work has been shown in galleries and museums worldwide. His company Nash Editions’ original IRIS 3047 digital printer and one of its first published works—Nash’s 1969 portrait of David Crosby— is now housed in the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution in recognition of his revolutionary accomplishments in the fine arts and digital printing world.
He is currently working on a new studio record.

Stuart Gordon11:30AM (PST) – Stuart Gordon, Horror Movie Director, writer, and creator of “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” Franchise for Disney, and director of the musical based on one of his movies, “Re-Animator”

www.trepanyhouse.org

It’s back, and just in time for Halloween. And now it has new additional songs created for this new mounting of the show to add to the fun for fans of the show and those seeing it for the first time.

Stuart Gordon, the director and co-writer of “H.P. Lovecraft’s The Re-Animator”, the cult film on which the musical is based, has joined his fearless producing partner Dean Schramm to prove that anything that can be done in a movie can be a hundred times more astonishing live on stage. Gordon spent fifteen years as the founder and artistic director of the Organic Theater of Chicago, where he co-created the original production of “Bleacher Bums”, and produced and directed the world premiere of David Mamet’s “Sexual Perversity in Chicago”. Gordon recently directed the long-running and critically acclaimed ”Nevermore” with “Re-Animator” film star Jeffrey Combs as Edgar Allan Poe that is now touring the country.

Mark Nutter is composer and lyricist and his cheerfully disturbing songs have been compared to Tom Lehrer. His previous stage credits include the international hit “The Bicycle Men”; “Christmas Smackdown” (created with the equally demented Cynthia Carle): and “Wild Men”. He’s also known for his work on “3rd Rock From the Sun” and “Saturday Night Live”. His CD “Twisted Songs for Twisted Sophisticates” has been banned from the airwaves.

The Marilu Henner Show – Tuesday October 28th 2014

Adrienne Janic9:30AM (PST) Adrienne Janic, “Overhaulin'”

twitter.com/AdrienneJanic

A top Ford model, Adrienne Janic is best known as “AJ” from the popular television series, OVERHAULIN’ on Velocity. She left the show a few years ago and will return as a guest co-host during the month of November 2014. Original shows featuring Janic are running internationally on Discovery!

This busy gal is also the Host of upcoming VERIA Living Network series, FIT, FAMOUS & FABULOUS. The magazine format show will air in over 55,000,000 homes.
Adrienne Janic is also recognized as the Host of the Speed Channel series, HOT IMPORT NIGHTS. The show follows Janic as she takes cameras inside the nation’s largest touring automotive lifestyle event, show casing the world of cars, motorcycles, fashion, music and other trends!
Janic’s other television duties include recent freelance work for E! Entertainment Television, TV Guide Channel and a series of weekend sports specials for CBS Sports. Currently Janic can be seen as Co-Host for a television direct marketing campaign for The “Ab Rocket” and soon she will be seen hosting similar campaigns for “Eagle One Car Wax” and “Suzuki”.

A top model, Janic has graced the covers and pages of countless magazines and print advertisements. Some of her favorite campaigns include a stint as one of the original Fanta Girls, Lee Jeans, Bausch & Lomb, Hewlett Packard and Parallel Clothing. Her experience on the catwalk includes shows for such designers as Calvin Klein, Richard Tyler and Alan del Rosario.
As an actress, Janic has appeared in a number of television series including “Las Vegas”, “House”, “Complete Savages”, “Oliver Beene”, “The Jamie Kennedy Experiment” and “Kitchen Confidential”. She has also been seen in the films “National Lampoon’s Cattle Call”, the psychological thriller “Marrow” and the sci-fi thriller “Choker”.

Shelley Zalis10:30AM (PST) – Shelley Zalis, CEO and Founder of The Ipsos Girls’ Lounge

theipsosgirlslounge.com

Shelley has gone against the grain most of her career, starting in 2000 when she left the corporate world to pioneer online research. Shelley created OTX (Online Testing Exchange), which in just nine years became one of the largest and fastest growing research companies in the world. As the first female chief executive ranked in the research industry’s top 25, she has brought emotion and passion to the boardroom and has devoted herself to becoming a mentor and friend to women and leaders in her industry.

Her most recent creation is the Ipsos Girls’ Lounge, a go-to destination for women at industry conferences to put their feet up, let their guard down, network and do business. Shelley is bringing business women across the country together with the goal of connecting and inspiring them at all stages of their career-and encouraging them bring their feminine skill sets (nurturing, caregiving, listening) to the board room. The Girls’ Lounge is fresh off a national tour with Oprah’s Life You Want to Live Weekend and NYC Advertising Week, and was recently featured in The New York Times.

Shelley has won numerous awards including the ARF Great Minds in Innovation award and the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award and is involved in many organizations including One Family, the Wiesenthal Center, AIPAC and the UJA. Shelley also serves on several boards including the ARF, The Wharton Future of Advertising Board, Women in Film and the L’Oreal Women in Digital Advisory Board.

The Marilu Henner Show – Monday October 27th 2014

Brody Stevens9:30AM (PST) – Brody Stevens, Comedian

twitter.com/brodyismefriend

Brody Stevens a.k.a Steven Brody Stevens is from Los Angeles, California…the San Fernando Valley to be exact.
As a youth in the late 80’s, Brody made waves as a recruited baseball player, pitching for Arizona State University. Never the star, but a reputable teammate who gave his all on the mound, dugout, bullpen and chartered bus trips. Brody’s relatively successful amateur baseball career came to an end following a chronic elbow injury, which required surgery in 1991.
Blessed with a great arm and spectacular attitude, Brody has been able to channel the power of his fastball and passion for getting hitters out to securing laughs from strangers and friends alike in clubs and television settings across the United States. With stops in Seattle and New York, Mr. Stevens has been a mainstay on the Hollywood arts and comedy scene, hosting and closings shows with the power and precision of a seasoned veteran, able to display fine-tuned touches of adorable mania when necessary.

Some of Brody’s more notable credits include “The Hangover,” “The Hangover Part II,” “Due Date,” Chelsea Lately, HBO’s “Enjoy It,” most every comedy festival in the United States, waiter at the ORIGINAL Red Robin, and over 2,000 audience warm-ups for TV. Brody is single and lives alone in a one bedroom apartment near Studio City, CA.

Joanna Going10:30AM (PST) – Joanna Going, “Kingdom”

twitter.com/joannagoing1
kingdom.directv.com

Joanna currently stars in DirecTV’s first scripted series,”Kingdom” which airs Wednesdays at 9PM E/P on Channel 239. She plays hard-edged, drug addled, prostitute, “Christina Kulina,” the estranged wife of “Alvey Henderson” (Frank Grillo) and mother to “Jay and Nate” played by Nick Jonas (“The Jonas Brothers”) and Jonathan Tucker (“Parenthood”). The show is set against the backdrop of a Mixed Martial Arts gym.

Joanna recently made a huge splash on the small screen starring as “First Lady Tricia Walker” opposite Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright and Michel Gill as in Netflix’s Emmy® nominated series “House of Cards.” Prior to this, Going starred as sexy swinging soap opera diva “Arlene” on AMC’s sixth season of “Mad Men,” and recurred on Robert Rodriguez’s new El Rey Network horror series, “From Dusk Till Dawn.” A leading lady on the big screen as well, with starring roles opposite Sean Penn in the Terrence Malick directed, Oscar nominated feature film, TREE OF LIFE. She returns to movies alongside John Cusack, Elizabeth Banks and Paul Dano in the soon to be released Brian Wilson/Beach Boys biopic LOVE & MERCY, helmed by Bill Pohlad (12 YEARS A SLAVE). Due for release later this winter. She’s also a mother to a daughter Stella.

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.