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!
Air Date: 2/28/17 – What is so unique and yet informative about (the world of) penguins? Why do people seem fascinated by them? Do penguins have personalities and are they smart? “The Penguin Lady,” Dyan deNapoli, penguin expert, TED speaker, lecturer and author of the award-winning book, The Great Penguin Rescue, will discuss her experiences with these birds, her adventures to Antarctica and her “coming of age” as she learned more about these creatures. A fascinating segment!
Air Date: 2/21/17 – A yoga teacher, Customer Service Consultant Monica Tarr found application for her new-found (life) approach in her (corporate) workplace, and the results were staggering: higher productivity, higher sales, better communication and a greater sense of community. Now, she’s turned her sights to sharing these methodologies with other companies inc.: BlueCross/BlueShield, Northwest Bank and Alaska’s largest telecom provider, GCI. On “Conversations with Cyma,” she shares her sense for increasing these measures and her hopes for creating a national trend.
Air Date: 2/14/17 – Rev. Cynthia Brix, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Shaman Donna Henes and Transformational Teacher Barbara DeAngelis each discuss their feelings about love. Self-love, spiritual love, inspirational love, worldly love. What the world needs now, is love. In honor of Valentine’s Day.
Air Date: 1/24/17 – Writer and activist Ashton Applewhite has spent the later years of her life railing against ageism, helping mobilize others against discrimination because of age, and fighting for aging fully and gracefully. Ashton is based in Brooklyn, NY, and is the author of several books includingThis Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism. In 2016, she joined the PBS site “Next Avenue” (’s) annual list of 50 Influencers in Aging as their Influencer of the Year. Applewhite has been recognized by the New York Times, National Public Radio, and the American Society on Aging as an expert on ageism. She blogs at This Chair Rocks, has written for Harper’s, Playboy, and the New York Times, and is the voice of Yo, Is This Ageist?
Air Date: 1/31/17 – Latinos are set to outnumber all other groups (inc. Caucasians) in this country, in the very near future. What is their life like in America? Are there great divides between educated and non-educated, undocumented and natural citizens? What might change as a result of the Trump administration? And, is the raging debate about English as a second language the same within this community? Professor of Sociology at the University of Houston and Latino Expert Pamela Quiroz will explore the many facets of this group.
Air Date – 1/24/17: Can you re-enter the workforce at any age? What’s required if you’ve been “out of the loop?” Can adults apply and secure internships which will help pave the way for a new job? Boston-based Carol Fishman Cohen, CEO and co-founder of iRelaunch, has her pulse on it all. The author of the Harvard Business Review article “The 40 Year Old Intern” on this very topic, her TED talk, ”How to Get Back to Work After a Career Break” has been viewed more than 1.4 million times and translated into 27 languages reflecting the resonation of her message. iRelaunch’s flagship event, sponsored by companies interested in hiring returning professionals, has run 19 times since 2008 and over 5,000 people have attended. Carol is the mother of four Millennials.