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KKNW Celebrates 9 Years of Conversations Live

The art of conversation, quality conversation that is, often leads first with listening. For nine years, Vicki St. Clair, host of Conversations Live with Vicki St. Clair has been doing just that. . .first listening and then conversing with fascinating people from all walks of life.

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May 30: 1] Clearing Emotional Clutter 2] Expectation Hangover ~ PODCAST

Drawing upon both modern science and ancient practices practicing psychotherapist and former Buddhist monk Donald Altman says his book Clearing Emotional Clutter can help the reader to “… heal and move on from pains, insults, traumas, toxic stressors, and emotional clutter from the past and the present — without blaming, shaming, or punishing yourself.”

Christine Hassler left her successful job as a Hollywood agent at 25 to pursue a life she could be passionate about . . . but it did not come easily. After being inspired by her own unexpected challenges and experiences, she realized her journey was indeed her destination. Her newest book Expectation Hangover: Overcoming Disappointment in Work, Love and Life guides readers on how to treat disappointment on the emotional, mental, behavioral and spiritual levels.

Enjoy this encore presentation of Conversations Live with Vicki St. Clair. Vicki returns live next week! Catch Conversations Live every 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!

Donald Altman promises readers of Clearing Emotional Clutter managing emotional clutter begins with managing their brains, and it’s something everyone can do: “While your brain may have initially been shaped by conditions out of your control, the brain is extremely malleable,” he writes. “Neuroscience shows you can reshape the brain’s inner architecture much like an athlete shapes her or his body by going to the gym. Through learning new tools, you become the master programmer capable of rewiring your brain.” Donald is a psychotherapist, award-winning writer, former Buddhist monk, and teacher. He served as adjunct professor at Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling, and is an adjunct faculty member of the Interpersonal Neurobiology program at Portland State University.

When our expectations are met and things go according to plan, we feel accomplished, in control, and on track. But when life does not live up to our expectations, we end up with an “expectation hangover.” Expectation Hangover: Overcoming Disappointment in Work, Love and Life by Christine Hassler guides readers on how to overcome when a desired result is not met, an outcome is achieved but it does not give us the feelings we thought it would, life throws us a curveball, or we simply do not feel we are living up to the expectations placed upon us (by ourselves or others). As a professional speaker, Christine leads seminars and workshops to audiences around the country and has appeared as an expert on The Today Show, CNN, ABC, CBS, FOX, E!, Style and PBS, as well as various local television and radio shows.

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May 23: 1] Her Again: Becoming Meryl Steep 2] This is the Part Where You Laugh ~ PODCAST

Michael Schulman, arts editor at the New Yorker, tells the story of Meryl Streep’s early rise in Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep. It is the first thoroughly researched biography of the actress – the portrait of a woman, an era and a profession, giving us an intimate look into the years that shaped her into the icon she is today.

Growing up, returning guest Peter Brown Hoffmeister was expelled from three high schools and was homeless for parts of his sophomore and senior year, even living in a Greyhound Bus Station for a short while. His new novel, This is the Part Where You Laugh, sings a similar song. A teenage boy navigates first love, addiction, gang violence and a reptilian infestation in a trailer park in Oregon.

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Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep by Michael Schulman paints an indelible portrait of the artist as a young actress. From her beginnings as a young woman grappling with her immense talent in the early 70’s to her passionate, tragically short-lived love affair with fellow actor John Cazale, to her ideas of feminism, Schulman leaves no stone unturned. Michael has contributed to The New Yorker since 2006, currently serving as the arts editor.. He is the theatre editor of Goings On About Town and has written more than seventy-five Talk of the Town pieces.

From returning guest Peter Brown Hoffmeister comes an unforgettable account of growing up, making mistakes, and growing out of the shadow of drug abuse in his new novel This is the Part Where You Laugh. Chronicling the summer of a young, troubled man, the reader sees him attempt to stay out of trouble, and thus juvenile hall, while working on his basketball game with his friend, Creature, Canoeing around the lake to catch a glimpse of the beautiful girl who just moved in, and searching homeless camps for his mother, with a jar full of cash to help her get back on her feet. Peter is an author, rock climber, public speaker, outdoor expert, and athlete gear-tester for Ridgemont Outfitters.

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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.

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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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May 09: 1] End Anxiety and Depression for good 2] Happily Ever After… and Other Myths ~ PODCAST

Joseph J. Luciani PhD (aka Dr. Joe) returns today to delve further into his self-coaching techniques to rid yourself of problems and excuses. Last time we covered keeping weight off for good… today we will discuss how to beat Anxiety and Depression, and how Compulsivity and Perfectionism are enemies of life.

Psychotherapists Linda and Charlie Bloom debunk romance misconceptions that set us up for failure and replace them with the inspiring real deal in their new book Happily Ever After and 39 Other Myths About Love.

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With his trademark self-coaching systems, Joseph J. Luciani PhD (aka Dr. Joe) helps readers and patients alike to overcome mental obstacles and inner blocks to defeat bad habits and “enemies of life” such as anxiety and depression. Today he will also discuss how being compulsive or perfectionist can also be a roadblock to happiness. 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.

Whether you are in a new or long-term relationship, or just striving to make one better, Happily Ever After and 39 Other Myths About Love applies to you. Linda and Charlie Bloom cover such topics as why external conflicts are often outer expressions of internal ones, focusing on what you can do to make things right rather than on what your partner did to make things wrong, the important differences between privacy and secrecy, and how important sex really is to a relationship. Linda Bloom and Charlie Bloom are trained as psychotherapists and relationship counselors, working with individuals, couples, groups, and organizations since 1975. They have lectured and taught at learning institutes throughout the USA,and have offered seminars throughout the world, including China, Japan, Indonesia, Denmark, Sweden, India, Brazil, and many other locations.

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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.

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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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Apr 25: 1] Meghann Foye’s Meternity 2] National Parks 3] Steve Berry’s The 14th Colony ~ PODCAST

“If Bridget Jones had a modern-day BFF who worked at a New York magazine, was faking a pregnancy, and was struggling with post-30 singledom, this laugh-out-loud debut would be her book!”, says international bestselling author Kristin Harmel of Meghann Foye’s hilarious debut novel Meternity, a not-so-subtle commentary on mommyhood.

National Geographic’s Ford Cochran joins us to celebrate our National Park’s 100th birthday with the latest edition of the National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States. Ford will discuss why parks are important to our heritage, the history behind how the parks came about, and why it’s important to engage our kids in nature so they’ll grow up to be ambassadors.

History, especially little-known history, is at the heart of every Steve Berry novel and his new book The 14th Colony is no exception. Publisher’s Weekly says “…Berry’s 11th Cotton Malone thriller offers a clever variation on the theme of racing against a clock to avert a national disaster. Richer characterizations and more thoughtful suspense elevate this above similar 24-like stories.”

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Meghann Foye’s hilarious debut novel Meternity will make you uncomfortable, as a not-so-subtle commentary on the culture of mass-marketed mommyhood and, the intense pressure to settle down and spawn… made ever more intense by social media, and the challenges more and more women are feeling about being ready for all that entails… including the prospect of what they’ll have to give up at work. Meghann Foye is the Senior Web Editor at Redbookmag.com, where she covers topics such as parenting, relationships and infertility. She has previously been the deputy editor at Seventeen, senior editor at Woman’s Day, For Me and Elle.com, where she got her first taste of good strong coffee while covering fashion shows as an assistant in the Paris office.

In time for the National Park’s 100th birthday, National Geographic has released the latest edition of their flagship, best-selling National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States. This 8th edition is fully revamped and updated with all new text, photographs, and design. National Geographic writers hit all 59 national parks and Ford Cochran, author, geologist, and editor, shares how important it is to our future to help preserve these wilderness treasures. Ford is Director of Programming for National Geographic Expeditions and has written and lectured among other hats in his 20 years with the company.

Director of Programming for National Geographic Expeditions, selecting the writers, photographers, explorers, scholars, and staff the Society sends to destinations around the world. – See more at: http://www.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com/experts/ford-cochran/detail#sthash.BkzFPrXE.dpuf< br/>

What happens if both the president and vice-president-elect die before taking the oath of office? The answer is far from certain—in fact, what follows would be nothing short of total political chaos. New York Times Bestseller Steve Berry returns to Conversations Live to take us on another Cotton Malone adventure with his latest book The 14th Colony, the 11th in his series featuring his now iconic character. Steve is also a #1 international bestseller with over 20 million books in print in over 50 countries around the world. History lies at the heart of every Steve Berry novel. It’s his passion, one he shares with his wife, Elizabeth, which led them to create History Matters, a foundation dedicated to historic preservation.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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