Air Date: 5/16/17 – KJ Dell’ Antonia – author, writer and editor of the NYT’s popular Sunday “Motherlode” section (now known as “Well Family“) has much to say about everything….motherhood! Where are we as a society when it comes to mothers? What do today’s mothers struggle with? How important is it (to her) to give voice to the beautifully varied and disparate voices of motherhood/fatherhood and parenthood and do they share anything in common? What’s her one piece of advice regarding this tough task? Stay tuned!
Air Date: 5/9/17: What is Alzheimer’s Disease? Who gets it and why? Is it treatable or preventable? And, what happens to those people who must cope with a loved one afflicted with this? World-renowned UCLA professor and researcher David Teplow and author Eliezer Sobel (Blue Sky, White Clouds: A Book for Memory-Challenged Adults & L’Chaim! Pictures to Evoke Memories of Jewish Life eliezersobel.com) will discuss the many aspects of this crippling disease.
Deborah Tannen is the acclaimed author of You Just Don’t Understand, which was on the New York Times bestseller list for nearly four years; the New York Times bestseller on mother-daughter communication You’re Wearing That?; I Only Say This Because I Love You; and many other books. A professor of linguistics at Georgetown University, she appears frequently on national television and radio. She lives with her husband in the Washington, D.C., area.
Air Date: 4/17/17: Suzanne Braun Levine. Pioneer. Women’s Right’s Activist. Feminist. Author. Writer. Speaker. A nationally recognized authority on women, families and changing gender roles, Suzanne was the first editor of Ms. magazine and the first woman to edit the Columbia Journalism Review. In her recent work Levine has celebrated a new stage of life – Second Adulthood – and she reports on the ongoing changes in women’s lives in her books, in media interviews, anthologies and in frequent blogs for AARP, Encore.org, Huff/Post50, and Next/Avenue.
Air Date: 4/11/17 – Judith Orloff, M.D. is the New York Times bestselling author of the new book, The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People which offers an invaluable resource to help empathic people survive in an often insensitive world. She is on the UCLA Psychiatric Clinical Faculty and synthesizes traditional medicine with cutting-edge knowledge of intuition and energy medicine and spirituality. She has a Facebook Empath Support Community with more than 6,000 members. Learn more at http://www.drjudithorloff.com
Air Date: 4/04/17 – Author, writer & mother, Cindy Bailey, has written for many magazines including Glamour, Bay Area Parent, City Sports Magazine, interviewed literary stars for LitRave, taught numerous writing workshops, and given readings. Since authoring an Amazon top-selling pioneering book touting healthy living as a way to achieve fertility (The Fertile Kitchen® Cookbook), her fertility story has appeared nationally on CBS and NBC, and she is regularly asked to speak on this subject. Most recently, a two-year stint traveling the world with her family has resulted in blogging about her adventures at My Little Vagabonds. For Cindy, passion, heart & and determination have driven her to pursue what feels right, with great (family) results. Hear her riveting uplifting story!
Air Date: 4/11/17 – Toronto-based writer, Beverley Golden, loves testing unconventional ways to shift paradigms in the playing fields of health and wellness, storytelling and creativity as a path to world peace. Her best-selling book, Confessions of a Middle-Aged Hippie, is filled with anecdotes from her years in the entertainment industry, coupled with her stories of survival from a life lived with health issues. Her passion is turning the “impossible” into the possible and she shares her thought-provoking observations on the Huffington Post, among others. Learn about her 101-year old trailblazing mother, her child TV star-daughter, her frightening and serious bout with a life-threatening illness, and how her outlook as a Middle-Aged Hippie has carried her through it all.
Air Date: 3/21/17 – What is it like living with AIDS? Is staying alive with AIDS an art or luck, or both? What medical breakthroughs have been made regarding cures? Award-winning international public speaker, HIV/AIDS educator and author, Scott Fried, will answer these questions and many more as he has done during his more than 1000 appearances and speaking engagements at youth retreats, juvenile detention centers and prisons, alternative schools, learning disabled populations, Gay/Straight Alliances, PTO meetings and teacher training workshops. Scott’s work, aimed at teenagers, has taught him that the issue of sexual responsibility extends to other topics including self-esteem and addiction problems. Scott begins each lecture with his story of how he got infected with HIV in 1987 at the age of 24, during his first and only unsafe sexual encounter.
Air Date: 3/13/17 – Musician, singer, collaborator, performer, educator and mentor, Martha Redbone was born in Kentucky and and had maternal roots in Virginia and other parts of Appalachia. She absorbed music from many local traditions: African American, Cherokee, Choctaw, English folk music, and others. Her father had a strong gospel music tradition from North Carolina and she grew up learning and exploring her Native American roots among Cherokee and Choctaw groups. What is her lens and take on the world like? Has she found healing and rejuvination through her musical theatrepiece, the Martha Redbone Roots Project. Has anything changed for her in this new administration? Find out!
Air Date: 3/7/17 – What makes a “good mother?” Can we all stand that litmus test? Is it real or imagined, necessary or just an impediment to our growth? Avital Norman Nathman, author of the widely popular anthology, The Good Mother Myth: Redefining Motherhood to Fit Reality will explore this topic. Moving forward, Avital just wrapped up a stint as a contract employee with Yale School of Public Health, where she helped launch a research-based prenatal education program. What’s the state of prenatal care in America? And, what’s next for this Western-Mass-based feminist/activist/writer? Find out!