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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Public Policy & Women (On This Election Day)

Air Date: 11/8/16 – *Election Day Special* Public Policy Analyst Valerie Young (Mom-mentum.org) and Activist/Writer/Blogger Shay Chan Hodges (Leanonandlead.com) discuss the current state of motherhood, the importance of women to this election and how the election may impact public policy regarding mothers and women in the workplace. Will equal pay ever be the norm? Can childcare and paid maternity leave be enacted on the federal level? If so, will we then achieve a work/life balance in this country? A riveting discussion on the eve of election night and our hope for change in our country.

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Passing the Family First Act IVe for Foster Care Reform (Family First Prevention Services Act)

Air Date: 11/1/16 – Tennessee-based powerhouse attorney Connie Reguli and adoptive mom of three and ardent, passionate activist, Maureen O’Neill Davis, will discuss their efforts to get this Act passed on both the state and federal level. Why must families with mentally ill children receive punitive measures from those whose jobs it is to protect and provide therapy? If families have privatized insurance, why must they wait for dire diagnoses and conditions to get any insurance benefits for their dysregulated and traumatized foster and adopted children? Why is there a lack of adequate mental health services for those kids in and out of the child & family services? Listen to these passionate and dedicated women employing a systematic approach to educating lawmakers and helping change insurance benefits for all.

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Boomer Wisdom (An Interview with Karen Sands)

Air Date: 10/25/16 – Calling all Baby Boomers to rock their age and inspire others at the same time. What does aging mean to you? Does age connote ability, success and achievement? Leading GeroFuturist & Thought Leader and best-selling author (The Ageless Way), Karen Sands will share her thoughts on midlife & beyond, women and the future, the business of aging. What do Baby Boomers know that others don’t? And, what lessons can Baby Boomers learn to ride into the sunset without age-restrictions!

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The State of Publishing in the US

Air Date: 10/18/16Amy Collins, President of New Shelves Books (one of the largest book sales and marketing content providers in the US), and author of The Write Way, will discuss the current state of the publishing industry. Does a “good book” mean that traditional publishers will snap it up? Is there a market for self-published books? What do you need to know if you have a book you’d like to get published? Does just being a good writer ensure you success? Amy knows!

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Are You Dense? (In Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month)

Air Date: 10/11/16 – Dr. Nancy Cappello, Director and Founder of Are You Dense, Inc., a nonprofit advocacy organization created to educate the public about the risks and screening challenges of dense breast tissue, and breast cancer survivor, Jan Kritzman, discuss the many challenges to passing density reporting laws throughout the country and the lack of educational outreach programs for women regarding breast health.

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Women & Finances

Air Date: 10/4/16 – Author Kimberly Palmer (Smart Mom, Rich Mom: How to Build Wealth While Raising a Family & The Economy of You), and writer/editor/columnist and financial expert, Kerry Hannon, author of 10 books on finances, jobs and business, will discuss the various aspects of women & finances. Why do women struggle with issues of money & finances? Can men do it better? Can you learn simple tips which will provide what you need for the future? These women will tell you!

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