A Conversation with Goddess Yoga Master Sally Kempton

Air date: 1/17/17 -Originally a journalistic voice for feminist issues and causes in the 70s, a deep dissatisfaction with Sally Kempton’s bourgeoning success and a reawakening of her heart and spirit led her to a spiritual and radical awakening and the path to studying with guru Swami Mutkanada, until his death in 2002.  Seeking to incorporate this new sense of self with her previous intellectual radicalism led to a deep yogic cleansing and her current path and role as a teacher. Sally’s book, The Heart of Meditation: Pathways to a Deeper Experience and Awakening Shakti and her past column, “Wisdom,” in the Yoga Journal have touched millions of followers. She is a mentor, teacher, role model and a woman for all times. Sally teaches her classes at Kripalu, Omega and many other conference sites across the world.

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Your House is Your (Safe) Home (A Conversation with Interior Designer Remya Warrior)

Air Date: 1/10/17 – NJ-based Interior Designer Remya Warrior works and creates with passion & knowledge, infuses it with spirituality, centers on the all-important kitchen, and helps her clients unlock their subconscious to create their dream home. Safe. Reflective. And, beautiful. Dream Big, she asks of them. Must you be wealthy to hire an Interior Designer? Are there differing steps to undergoing renovations if short term (for sale) or long-term (for long residency)? What are the current colors and materials; what’s the latest scoop for 2017? Find out!

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Candid & Raw with Rebecca Walker

Air Date: 01/03/17 – Author. Activist. Professor. Speaker. Writer. The multi-faceted Rebecca Walker (Black, White & Jewish, Baby Love) joins us for an introspective conversation regarding her lens on the world, her journey into “mid-life,” the importance of her son, the trajectory of her life, the role she plays with both her students and the public at large, and her take on the current election climate. A fascinating 1/2 hour! Co-Produced by Mary Lou Cooke.

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A Conversation with TV/Film Producer Caytha Jentis

Air Date: 12/27/16 – Award-winning independent filmmaker and creator of the smash web-based hit, “The Other F Word,” Caytha Jentis talks about creating art in and out of Hollywood, staying current during midlife, busting ageist stereotypes and so much more. Caytha has written four features, produced three and directed two including “Bad Parents,”  “And Then Came Love,” and “The One.” A former literary agent, she has an extensive background in sales including a stint at the Bergen Record in internet ad sales. Caytha was recently selected as one of Good Housekeeping Magazine’s 50 over 50 and served on panels at the 2016 iRelaunch Conference in NYC and MA Conference for Women in Boston.  She is a member of the Producers Guild, Writers Guild and New York Women in Film/TV. Co-Produced by Mary Lou Cooke.

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Saving Children & Refugees (An Interview with an International Volunteer Aid Worker)

Air Date: 12/06/16 – Former flight attendant turned passionate and ardent volunteer aid worker, Deborah Quigley, discusses her calling for international aid work, her current interests and the three non-profit, non-government organizations she’s currently involved with. Can anyone do this type of work? Must you be wealthy to do so? Do we live in a world of “haves and have-nots?” Or, can one apply oneself for the greater good of humanity? To Deborah, the faces and lives of (esp.) children demands her time, energy & service. A fascinating 1/2 hour.

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(The State of) Public Policy & Economics Going into a New Administration

Air Date – 12/13/16: Two Washington D.C.-based women, Elaine Maag, Public Policy Analyst, and Economist Diane Lim,  both working in the public sector analyzing and educating Americans regarding economic behavior, immigration trends, public policy and other factors, will discuss the impact that a new election and THIS new administration will have on our country. Super information for any confused Americans!

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Strategies for Dealing With the Holidays (and During our Daily Lives, Too!)

Air Date: 12/8/16 – We’ll be talking with a writer about how she arrived at her current incarnation – as a speaker/scholar – and how her life experiences helped shape her ability to help others. Dr. Ruth Nemzoff, author of Don’t Bite Your Tongue: How to Foster Rewarding Relationships with Your Adult Children and Don’t Roll Your Eyes: Making In-Laws into Family will discuss how best to navigate the holidays and how applying those same principles can help provide you with tips and tools for a variety of other daily situations. A lively ½ hour! (And, my own personal therapy session, too!)

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Raising Multiples

Air Date: 11/22/16 – Researcher and therapist, Dr. Barbara Klein, author of three books on the psychology of twin development, and a mother of 11-year-old twins, Shelly Halley, will discuss the many complex aspects of twin-ship and having/living as multiples. Do they really have ESP? Do they always love each other? What if they hate each other? What can parents do to help them form healthy identities and attachments?  

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Transgender Life in America (In Honor of the Trans Day of Remembrance)

Air Date: 11/22/16 – USC professor, advocate and therapist Dr. Mary Andres, expert in LGBT and transgender education and Nancy Nangeroni, a Boston-area trans woman, long-time activist and co-host of the original transgender show, GenderTalk, will discuss the various aspects of transgender life and living in the US. What does transgenderism involve or mean? What are some of the challenges? Has the US risen to give this portion of the population equal rights and its “due?” A deeply moving show. Find out!

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The Truth About Nontraditional Families: An American Norm (An Interview with Stephanie Coontz)

Air Date: 11/15/16 – What has happened with the American family – no longer the 2.5 kids/dog, man and woman and the white picket fence? What’s the truth about nontraditional families? Are they on the rise? If so, what do they forbode for the American family and the US? Does any one type of family unit fare better? Has the US kept pace in the insurance industry, with public policy and social mores? Professor/advocate/author Stephanie Coontz, Director of Public Education at the Council on Contemporary Families, will discuss.

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