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Health & Wellness, Non Fiction, Personal Development, Women's Issues

JAN 29: Stephanie Marston’s Type R: Transformative Resilience & Maggie Hadleigh-West’s Sick to Death

Wouldn’t you love the ability to dismiss that feeling of uncertainty that often accompanies life’s difficulties by turning them into learning opportunities instead?  In Type R: Transformative Resilience for Thriving in a Turbulent World, work/life balance expert Stephanie Marston teams with her daughter Ama to show you how to turn difficult circumstances into catalysts for growth.

Stephanie is a motivational speaker, best-selling author, and Work/Life Balance Expert, dedicated to providing people with the tools that reduce stress, balance work and family and make time for what truly matters.  Fortune 500 companies, global corporations, women’s and health-care organizations and professional associations have sought her expertise to help them reduce stress, increase productivity and create a culture of satisfaction for their employees.

Later, nothing is more disconcerting than the people you need to trust the most with your health … the medical industry … are often the most corrupt.  In Sick to Death!, filmmaker Maggie Hadleigh-West exposes medical corruption, greed, and negligence that leave as many as 750 million people suffering worldwide, while exploring treatment options for Thyroid Disease that are rarely discussed.

In 1991 Maggie Hadleigh-West made the very first film on sexual harassment in public called War Zone which garnered world-wide attention and completed a first feature of the same name in 1998.  Sick to Death! is her fourth film and second documentary, and helped Maggie win the 2017 “Impact Docs” Award.

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Biography, Conservation, Non Fiction, Social Issues

DEC 18: Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist & The Collected Letters of Alan Watts

Filmmaker Zara Hayes takes an in-depth look at Dian Fossey, from her lonely childhood to what drove her to endanger her own life for the sake of the gorillas of Rwanda.  Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist reveals the inside story of the tragically murdered activist.

Zara is a British filmmaker who works between the UK and the USA.  The production of Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist was aided by National Geographic and is voiced by Sigourney Weaver.

Today, we’ll also take a journey into the mind of British author and philosopher Alan Watts, who greatly influenced 60’s counter-culture with his interpretations of Buddhism and Zen philosophy.  His daughter, Joan Watts, captures the colorful and controversial life of her father in The Collected Letters of Alan Watts.

For this collection, Watts’s letters were curated by two of his daughters, Joan and Anne Watts, who have added behind-the-scenes biographical commentary.

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Inspirational, Non Fiction, Social Issues

NOV 27: Helen Thorpe’s The Newcomers & The American Heritage Dictionary’s Steve Kleinedler

Immigration is one of the most divisive issues in the United States, and yet there are still millions trying to make a better life for themselves here.  Today, we put a human face to those trying to build a new life from scratch, and the unimaginable hardships in their way.

Award-winning writer Helen Thorpe introduces you to some of these families in The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom.  Helen has been a staff writer for The New York Observer, The New Yorker, and has written freelance stories for the New York Times Magazine, among other publications.

Later, we encourage you to drink a gose to wash down your plate of shakshuka, because to be the GOAT, you can’t give in to orthorexia.  What, you need a translation?

Well then, returning guest Steve Kleinedler, Executive Editor of The American Heritage Dictionary, is at your service.  He’ll define some of the weirder and wilder examples out of the 400 words and senses that were added to the dictionary this year.

You’ll find out from Steve if you are a prepper, or perhaps a snowflake, as well as some fascinating science and technology terms.

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Fiction, Non Fiction, Writers on Writing

NOV 06: Manhattan Beach with Pulitzer Winner Jennifer Egan & Technically Wrong with Sara Wachter-Boettcher

Set on the Brooklyn docks during the World War II era, Manhattan Beach seamlessly intertwines the stories of a man working for both the union and the mob, his daughter, the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s only female diver, and a shady, but charismatic, nightclub owner.

Jennifer Egan is the author of several novels and a short story collection, including  A Visit From the Goon Squad, which won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Los Angeles Times book prize.

Also, Sara Wachter-Boettcher presents an informed and compassionate critique of the technology industry in Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech.

Sara Wachter-Boettcher is a Philadelphia-based consultant where she helps organizations make sense of digital content. She speak at conferences worldwide and has authored two previous books for web pros.

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Fiction, Non Fiction, Personal Development, Social Issues, Writers on Writing

Apr 18: 1] James MacManus’ Midnight in Berlin 2] All In: Don’t Forget Dad! ~ PODCAST

Returning guest James MacManus has created his own niche… intertwining fiction and real-life little known historical events that, had they gone another way, could have completely altered the world as we know it. Based on the true story of a plan by the British military attaché in Berlin to assassinate Hitler in 1939, Midnight in Berlin has created a captivating love story in a city shifting into a horrifying period of history. With characters whose passions compel the reader to savor every moment of their story, MacManus explores an often overlooked near miss at preventing World War II.

Growing numbers of men are becoming stay-at-home dads, working part-time, or taking on flexible schedules to spend more time with their children. Even the traditional breadwinner-dad is being transformed. Dads today are more emotionally and physically involved on the home front than ever before. Journalist and fatherhood columnist Josh Levs has the answer in All In: How Our Work-First Culture Fails Dads, Families, and Businesses – And How We Can Fix It Together.

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!

James MacManus is back with his latest in reality-based fiction, Midnight in Berlin. In 1939, British Colonel Noel Macrae, stationed in Berlin and witness to the rise of the Reich, decides that he might be the only Englishman with the opportunity to avert war. As he attempts to convince the British government of his mission, the colonel becomes torn between his government’s orders and his own personal beliefs, especially as he falls in love with a German-Jewish woman. What the colonel doesn’t know is that the Gestapo has formed a plan of its own and he finds himself caught up in a tangled web of shifting loyalties, corruption, and shocking indifference. MacManus has worked in the newspaper business for 50 years and is currently the managing director of The Times Literary Supplement. He has written 4 novels and a screenplay that was made into a film starring Jonathan Rhys Meyer.

When journalist and fatherhood columnist Josh Levs was denied fair parental leave by his employer after his child was born, he fought back—and corporate America responded. In All In: How Our Work-First Culture Fails Dads, Families, and Businesses – And How We Can Fix It Together, he shows how fatherhood today is far different from previous generations and what it means for our individual lives, families, workplaces, and society. Combining Levs’ personal experiences with investigative reporting and frank conversations with fathers about everything from work life to money to sex, All In busts popular myths, lays out facts, uncovers the forces holding all of us back, and shows how we can join together to change them.

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Non Fiction, Personal Development, Self-help

Apr 11: 1] On The Verge 2] The Inefficiency Assassin ~ PODCAST

We have all had moments where we felt alive, empowered, where you were not a spectator to life, but a part of something special. Yoga and fitness instructor Cara Bradley’s new book On the Verge shows you how to be more rather than do more, how to experience rather than simply achieve.

Helene Segura meets people where they are struggling most with quick, easy-to-implement strategies and tactics to kick chaos to the curb in her new book The Inefficiency Assassin: Time Management Tactics for Working Smarter.

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!

Cara Bradley’s On the Verge recaptures the powerful sense of aliveness you’ve felt at the best moments of your life. With enlightening stories and fresh practices, Cara teaches you how to experience what she calls “high-definition, high-voltage living” on purpose, every day. She expertly guides you through the process toward an indescribable sense of fulfillment and empowerment that you may not have thought possible but that was always there, on the “verge” of happening, ready to erupt. Cara Bradley is an author, yoga teacher, mental strength coach, former pro-skater for Team Rollerblade® and entrepreneur having devoted more than three decades to movement disciplines and personal transformation. She is the founder of Verge Yoga in Philadelphia and the cofounder of a non-profit Mindfulness Through Movement, providing full year mindfulness programs to more than a dozen schools in urban Philadelphia.

Who among us is not guilty of proscrastination? Helene Segura calls it opportunity’s natural assassin, and in The Inefficiency Assassin: Time Management Tactics for Working Smarter she explains why we do it and steps we can take to stop it. She also will help with how to make better decisions and implement them into the workplace as well as avoiding going into a tailspin when things don’t go as planned. Helene is a sought after productivity coach to a wide variety of professionals and is president of the International Board of Certification for Professional Organizers as well as a member of the National Speakers Association.

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Non Fiction, Self-help, Social Issues, Women's Issues

Apr 04: 1] The Guide for an Amicable Divorce 2] Frientimacy ~ PODCAST

Not all of the more than two million American divorces this year will be contentious, acrimonious affairs. Wendy Paris, the author of Splitopia: Dispatches from Today’s Good Divorce offers tips on avoiding dueling lawyers, venom in the probate court, and how not to accumulate a fortune in legal fees.

In Frientimacy: How to Deepen Friendships for Lifelong Health and Happiness, author, speaker and friendship expert Shasta Nelson provides the blueprint for nurturing friendships to help enhance your own inner harmony.

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 announcing her intention to split with her husband journalist and author Wendy Paris was surprised by the doom-and-gloom forecasts from some of her friends. Intent on making it an amicable process, she set out to discover the truth about today’s divorce, and to separate the myths from the facts. The resulting book, Splitopia: Dispatches from Today’s Good Divorce, challenges the negative assumptions and biased reporting about divorce. Wendy worked as a print and electronic journalist for more than 20 years, covering relationships, culture, art, dating and marriage. Her articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Psychology Today, The New York Observer, The Guardian, Marketplace Radio, Travel & Leisure, and others.

Friendships can be complicated, and sometimes it’s hard to tell how strong your relationships with others are. That is where Shasta Nelson comes in with Frientimacy: How to Deepen Friendships for Lifelong Health and Happiness. She covers a wide range of friendship building subjects, headlined by the frientimacy triangle: Positivity, consistency, and vulnerability as the three essentials for building intimacy in friendship. She also demonstrates the 5 major obstacles to intimacy and how to overcome them, why friendship should be the “rock” that you schedule the rest of your life around, and why sometimes when you feel like you give more than you take in a friendship, you might be surprised at how much you receive from your friends that you don’t even recognize. Shasta is an author, public speaker and shows such as Katie Couric and The Today Show have sought her out as an expert guest.

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Health & Wellness, Non Fiction, Self-help, Social Issues

Mar 28: 1] Taste, Art, and the Cultural Revolution 2] Become Thin From Within ~ PODCAST

In American Foodie: Taste, Art and the Cultural Revolution, food expert and Sommelier Dwight Furrow examines the contemporary fascination with food and culinary arts not only as global spectacle, but also as an expression of control, authenticity, and playful creation for individuals in a homogenized, and increasingly public, world.

For many of us, losing weight is not the problem… it’s keeping it off for good. Thin From Within: The Powerful Self-Coaching Program for Permanent Weight Loss by Joseph J. Luciani PhD (aka Dr. Joe) provides a tangible self-coaching system that successfully takes self-sabotage off the table.

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!

When you think of the word cuisine, what comes to mind? Burgers? Barbecue? While it’s likely neither of those are amongst your answers, they are distinctly American. One of the things food expert and Sommelier Dwight Furrow examines in American Foodie: Taste, Art and the Cultural Revolution is the history of food in America and what elements have kept us from being mentioned among the world’s finest cuisine. He also tackles the philosophy of the ever increasing foodie craze, as well as 10 reasons to eat mindfully (that have nothing to do with losing weight.) Dwight is a professor of Philosophy at San Diego Mesa College. He writes on the philosophy of food and wine, ethics, political philosophy, and aesthetics. He is a columnist for Sommelier Insight and a contributor to Three Quarks Daily.

From his own emotional struggle with food, Joseph J. Luciani PhD (aka Dr. Joe) developed a proven, psychologically based method to change one’s psychology of eating, and learn to replace old, destructive habits with an empowered mindset that builds the confidence and self-discipline needed to keep the weight off. In Thin From Within: The Powerful Self-Coaching Program for Permanent Weight Loss) he offers self-coaching tips, a 3-step self talk, and a great way to asses your own situation with his food addiction self quiz. Dr. Joe is a practicing clinical psychologist and internationally bestselling author. He is an in-demand speaker featured frequently in major media, including MSNBC, CNBC, Hallmark Channel, Discovery Channel, NPR, USA Today, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Fitness, Health, Shape, and O, The Oprah Magazine.

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