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.
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.
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!
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.