Conservation, Journalism, Non Fiction, Social Issues, Spirituality

JUL 01: James Hoggan’s I’m Right and You’re an Idiot & Aliza Kelly’s Starring You

If you’ve ever wanted firsthand access to some of the extraordianary thinkers of our time, look no further than I’m Right and You’re an Idiot: The Toxic State of Public Discourse and How to Clean it Up.  Author and communications expert James Hoggan shares their insights on how our will is manipulated through tribalism and misinformation, and how open-mindedness, empathy, and dialogue are crucial to our strength and unity.

Over the past two decades, James has earned a reputation as a tireless advocate for ethics and integrity in public relations, a field in which he is regarded as one of Canada’s leading professionals. He is president of the PR firm Hoggan & Associates and chair of the David Suzuki Foundation board.

Later, does astrology really work?  That is the question that our second guest, astrologer and author Aliza Kelly, refuses to prove.  Find out why, along with the connection between empathy and astrology as Aliza discusses her new book, Starring You.

Aliza is a New York City based astrologer, host and author, and is the resident astrologer for Cosmopolitan magazine.  She also hosts and podcast, writes horoscopes for Sanctuary, and has contributed to numerous publications including Allure, Bustle, Buzzfeed, and more.



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Conservation, Environment, Journalism, Social Issues

DEC 10: Award-winning Filmmaker John de Graaf

John de Graaf is one of the good guys in our world, always right there with the next important, life-affirming idea,” says The Giraffe Project’s Ann Medlock.  Beginning in the late 70’s, John embarked on an award-winning documentary film career that continues to this day.

Today we’ll explore John’s extensive career as a filmmaker and activist, and why he does what he does. We’ll hear about his latest film, REDEFINING PROSPERTIY, and some of the activism he’s engaged in. We’ll discover how John chooses projects, and how he navigated his own prolific creative path while still making a difference in people’s lives.

“I’m an author, filmmaker, speaker, and activist with a mission to help create a happy, healthy, and sustainable quality of life for America,” reads John’s mission statement.

With over 40 documentaries and countless shorter films to his credit, he has received over 100 regional, national, and international awards for filmmaking.  15 of his films have been broadcast nationally in primetime on PBS, and he has taught filmmaking at the University of Washington, Evergreen State College, and Boston University’s Center for Digital Imaging Arts.

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Journalism, Personal Development, Social Issues

Sep 18: Helene Segura Returns & Nomadland

National Procrastination Day is September 6th … shoot, we put this off by almost two weeks! Nevertheless, Helene Segura MA Ed returns to Conversations Live to help you reevaluate the way you prioritize your time — so no more putting off the things that are most important to you.

Helene is a time management consultant who combines neuroscience, educational psychology, and pop culture to teach clients and keynote/training audiences how to improve work-day efficiencies so they can have a life outside.  Her book is The Inefficiency Assassin.

You might dream about loading up an RV and living a road warrior’s life when you retire, but for some, van-dwelling is their last option.  Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century documents the stories of itinerant citizens who gave up traditional lifestyles to travel from short-term job-to-job, trying simply to survive.

Award-winning journalist Jessica Bruder spent months living in a camper to witness firsthand the “Workamper” lifestyle.  Jessica has taught at Columbia Journalism School for nearly a decade, and been published in numerous periodicals and newspapers.

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Journalism, Memoir, Personal Development

Apr 24: Vegetarian’s Guide to Eating Meat & Learning to Live Your Happy

What? That’s right,  A Vegetarian’s Guide to Eating Meat. Growing up in a household of food-loving Italian-Americans, Marissa Landrigan was always the black sheep, and barely knew how to boil water.

But at college, buoyed by animal rights activism and a feminist urge to avoid the kitchen, Marissa transformed into a hardcore vegan activist, complete with shaved head. So what happened?

A search for ethical food — part memoir, part journalism, all Marissa Landrigan. Join us to find out more, with this self-described “writer, professor, all around nerd”.

Also today, happiness is … well, we all know that sentence can end a thousand different ways.  For those who tend to dwell in the somber valleys of unhappiness, climbing the hill to happiness can be a lot of work.

Maria Felipe struggled to make that trek, but with a little soul searching, she got the “cuckoo voice of the ego” out of her way.  She shares her journey in Live Your Happy: Get Out of Your Own Way and Find the Love Within.

After experiencing success as a model, actress, and host of TV shows for the World Wrestling Federation, Maria followed her true calling and became a reverend.

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Conservation, Environment, Journalism

May 16: 1] Stopping the Annihilation of Nature 2] Ocean Country ~ PODCAST

Nature will always take its course no matter what humans do, but how much of our actions and practices are speeding up the process, and at what cost? Extinctions are inevitable, but nature should get to decide when, not us. There is plenty of time to reverse the processes that are leading to the losses of birds and mammals on a global scale. Conservationist Paul R. Ehrlich examines how we can stop the needless loss of species at our hands in The Annihilation of Nature: Human Extinction of Birds and Mammals. All royalties from this book go to the Navjot Sodhi Fund at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, which supports the work of young conservation biologists.

Conservationist Liz Cunningham returns to go into further detail regarding her adventure and call to action book Ocean Country: One Woman’s Voyage from Peril to Hope in Her Quest to Save the Seas, as well as to preview the upcoming Paris 2015 Climate Summit.

Enjoy this encore presentation of Conversations Live with Vicki St. Clair. Vicki returns live next week. Our show airs each Monday at noon Pacific on KKNW 1150AM or 94.9FM HD. Like us on Facebook and follow Vicki on Twitter for exclusive updates and contests!

In The Annihilation of Nature: Human Extinction of Birds and Mammals, Paul R. Ehrlich along with two of today’s most dedicated conservationists tell the stories of the birds and mammals we have lost and those that are now on the road to extinction. These tragic tales, coupled with eighty-three color photographs from the world’s leading nature photographers, display the beauty and biodiversity that humans are squandering. But it’s not too late to reverse this trend and rescue many species from the brink of extinction. Ehrlich is the Bing Professor of Population Studies and the president of the Center for Conservation Biology at Stanford University. He was presented with the distinguished World Ecology Award in 1993, and has written over 40 books on conservation issues, and countless scientific articles and essays. All royalties from Annihilation of Nature go to the Navjot Sodhi Fund at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, which supports the work of young conservation biologists.

As we approach the Paris 2015 Climate Summit, conservationist Liz Cunningham returns to talk about some of the topics that will be covered at that event as well as her call to action story of adventure and self-discovery, Ocean Country: One Woman’s Voyage from Peril to Hope in Her Quest to Save the Seas. Liz has a B.A. in Human Ecology from College of the Atlantic in Maine, and in addition to her work as a conservationist has been published in numerous newspapers, magazines and journals.

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Fiction, Journalism, Personal Development, Writers on Writing

May 02: 1] Lies and Other Acts of Love 2] Smarter Faster Better ~ PODCAST

Returning guest Kristy Woodson Harvey’s new book Lies and Other Acts of Love is a moving examination of the lies we tell to protect our loved ones — and the life-altering consequences of a hidden truth revealed.

It’s not about doing more … it’s about understanding human behavior and creating space to enjoy more. Pulitzer-Prize Winner, New York Times investigative journalist, and author, Charles Duhigg joins us for the 3rd time — this time with his new book: Smarter, Faster, Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business.

Conversations Live with Vicki St. Clair airs each Monday at noon Pacific on KKNW 1150AM or 94.9FM HD. Like us on Facebook and follow Vicki on Twitter for exclusive updates and contests!

After sixty years of marriage and five daughters, Lynn “Lovey” White knows that all of us, from time to time, need to use our little white lies. Her granddaughter, Annabelle, on the other hand, is as truthful as they come. She always does the right thing… that is, until she dumps her hedge fund manager fiancé and marries a musician she has known for three days. But when Annabelle’s world starts to collapse around her, she discovers that nothing about her picture-perfect family is as it seems. Kristy Woodson Harvey’s returns with Lies and Other Acts of Love, an intriguing look at what it really means to tell the truth. Kristy blogs at Design Chic about how creating a beautiful home can be the catalyst for creating a beautiful life, and her writing has appeared in numerous publications and websites.

Smarter, Faster, Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg draws on the latest findings in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral economics—as well as the experiences of CEOS, educational reformers, four-star generals, FBI agents, airplane pilots, and Broadway songwriters to explain that the most productive people and organizations don’t just act differently. They view the world, and their choices, in profoundly different ways. Charles is a Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter for The New York Times and winner of the National Academies of Sciences, National Journalism, and George Polk awards.

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