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Non Fiction, Self-help, Sustainability

APR 29: Simplify—How to Stay Sane in a World Going Mad with Bob Hillary

Written pre-COVID-19 days, Bob Hillary’s newly released book Simplify: How to Stay Sane in a World Going Mad couldn’t come at a better time. He describes it as a simple survival guide to help you stay sane and thrive during these chaotic times.

Today Bob tells us his biggest takeaway from living totally off the grid for over two years in the Welsh mountains. We look at technology addiction and digital detox. Bob shares thoughts  on SLOW living, living from the heart, spirituality — and why this is a good time to look inward, so that when the Corona Virus pandemic is over, you can make different choices.

Bob Hillary is a singer-songwriter, author, earth protector, and permaculturist. He’s a passionate advocate of the Live Simply movement spreading around the globe. And a keen practitioner of yoga, meditation, and living naturally.

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Journalism, Non Fiction

Apr 22: Death in Mud Lick with Eric Eyre

Death In Mud Lick BookWhy would a  small town called Kermit, with a population of just 382 people, need 12 million pills in 3 years? In his new book, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Eric Eyre investigates the mysteries, tragedies, and government corruption behind the opioid crisis in West Virginia.

The counties where the story unfolds have the highest overdose rates in our country and Eric joins us to share some of his investigative journey to Death in Mud Lick. We discuss the importance of strong independent journalism, and community journalism in particular. The concept of sustained outrage. And how small actions can make a big difference.

Eric Eyre was a reporter for the Charleston Gazette-Mail more than 20 years. In 2017, his  series of investigations into massive shipments of opioids to West Virginia’s southern coalfields was awarded a Pulitzer Prize. His new book, Death in Mud Lick: A Coal Country Fight against the Drug Companies That Delivered the Opioid Epidemic.

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Business, Career, Personal Development

APR 15: Peter Economy with his Management Mentor in a Book

Many of us have been in #StayAtHome mode for a few weeks, so have you been thinking about what changes you want to make when you return to work? Are you ready to up the ante and learn some new skills to help you be a better manager? Seek new opportunities?

Peter Economy‘s new book is a management mentor in a book and today we discuss traits of good managers, bad habits to avoid, how to handle toxic office politics, and the importance of learning to delegate effectively.

Known on INC.com as The Leadership Guy, Peter Economy is credited with more than 100 books and over 1500 articles. He consults with executives, executive coaches, and business consultants worldwide. His new book, Wait I’m the Boss?!? The Essential Guide for New Managers to Succeed from Day One.

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Conservation, Health & Wellness, Wildlife

APR 08: National Wildlife Week with Naturalist David Mizejewski

Most of us are on Stay Home, Stay Healthy orders right now because of COVID 19. But even some introverts are starting to go stir-crazy. So how can you entertain your kids, get some fresh air and a little vitamin D from sunlight — and do so safely and responsibly?

Celebrating National Wildlife Week, David Mizejewski joins us to provide suggestions for indoor and safe outdoor activities. We discuss how to begin creating a sustainable garden to support wildlife. How to get kids’ Ranger Rick magazines for FREE.  Why Possum’s are the most misunderstood creatures, and their value to our environment. As well as the many physical and emotional benefits of getting kids outdoors and interested in wildlife (following CDC Corona virus guidelines, of course!).

David Mizejewski is a naturalist with the National Wildlife Federation. He’s a regular on Conan, The Wendy Williams Show, and NBC’s Today Show. He’s also hosted TV shows on NatGeo WILD and Animal Planet.

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Non Fiction, Relationships, Self-help

APR 01: Linda Carroll on Love Skills to Survive Bad Times & Thrive in Good Times

Love SKills The Keys to Unlocking Lasting Wholehearted LoveCrises can bring out the best, and the worst, in people and relationships. As the Novel Corona virus sweeps the world, and couples spend more time at home together, will your relationship thrive or become a statistic of divorce?

Today, Linda Carroll takes an honest look at the differences in her own 35-year partnership, and they each cope very differently with the current crisis.  And to help your relationship thrive during normal times, we discuss the key skills to creating wholehearted love, and the most destructive behaviors you should change right now.

Linda Carroll is a therapist and relationship expert with more than three decades experience. She writes, speaks, and teaches, in addition to seeing private and group patients. Linda’s latest book is Love Skills: The Keys to Unlocking Lasting Wholehearted Love. Her first book, Love Cycles, explains the five love cycles in detail.

 

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Creativity, Fiction, History, Writers on Writing

MAR 25: James Rollins & The Last Odyssey

Vicki welcomes back for the fourth time #1 New York Times Bestselling author James Rollins to discuss the 15th novel in his popular Sigma Force series.  Blending historical fact and science fiction with the suspense of a thriller, The Last Odyssey is described as the thinking readers fiction.

Today we’ll talk about how some of the history and James’ travels inspired the story.  We’ll also separate a little fact from fiction, and take a sneak peek at a new book of short fiction coming later in the year.

James Rollins is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of international thrillers, translated into more than forty languages, with more than 25 million copies sold.  A practicing veterinarian, Rollins has pursued scuba, spelunking, and other adventures around the world, and currently lives and writes in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

 

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Arts, Creativity, Non Fiction

MAR 18: 5 Steps to Freeing the Creative Within with Diana Rowan

If you’ve ever told yourself you’re not creative, you’re wrong. Everyone — regardless of age, job, situation — has creativity within them says today’s guest, creative alchemist and author Diana Rowan.  Her new book The Bright Way: Five Steps to Freeing the Creative Within provides inspiration and action steps to help you find your purpose and live more creatively.

We discuss creative practices, why it’s important to embrace mistakes, how solitude is necessary, and why creativity and connection are synonymous. We also share Diana’s 5 steps,  and why fulfillment is an essential ingredient of sustainable creativity.

Diana Rowan is the founder the Bright Way Guild a virtual learning environment for a global community of creatives. Diana’s a musician and composer, performing and teaching in the San Francisco area and around the world.

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Health & Wellness, Non Fiction, Self-help

MAR 11: The 4 Season Solution with Dallas Hartwig

When we’re always turned on, plugged in, burning the candle at both ends, we’re living a recipe for disaster. Making lifestyle adjustments, more aligned with nature and its changing seasons and natural rhythms, today’s guest expert says you can go from frazzled and exhausted to feeling good and living well.

Dallas Hartwig‘s latest book is The 4 Season Solution: The Groundbreaking New Plan for Feeling Better, Living Well, and Powering Down Our Always-On Lives. We’ll identify the 4 Keys of Wellness. Tell you how to get unstuck. Discuss the damaging effects of burnout from living in a “constant state of summer” — and share ways to recover your sanity and wellbeing.

Dallas Hartwig is the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of The Whole 30 and It Starts with Food. He’s a speaker, nutritionist, functional medicine practitioner, and physical therapist who specializes in treating lifestyle-related health issues.

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Fiction, History, Writers on Writing, Young Adult Fiction

MAR 04: Sharon Cameron with The Light in Hidden Places

With World War II Poland as a backdrop, The Light in Hidden Places is based on the extraordinary true story of Stefania Podgorska, a teenage girl who made the choice to hide 13 Jews in the attic, while two Nazis requisitioned the house below them.  Author Sharon Cameron took a hands-on approach to her research, stepping foot into the places and experiences of one of the most troubling times in world history.  As memories dwindle, Sharon emphasizes the importance of carrying history forward through storytelling, and shares where, how, and why she took creative license in telling this remarkable story.

Sharon Cameron is a multiple award-winning author, and the #1 NYT bestselling author of The Dark Unwinding, A Spark UnseenRookThe Forgetting, and The Knowing. 

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Business, Career, Non Fiction

FEB 26: Trevor Blake on Secrets to a Successful Startup

Have you ever had a brilliant idea, let it marinate for awhile, then learned someone else shared the same vision and is making millions off that same idea?  Entrepreneur and author Trevor Blake shares his own in-the-trenches experience to show you how to take your winning idea and launch it into a thriving startup.  You’ll also learn what could have been Vicki’s ticket to a life of luxury — if only she had acted on her idea!

Trevor was the founder and CEO of 3 different medical technology companies, which he sold for over $300 million.  The author of 3 Simple Steps, his latest book – Secrets to a Successful Startup: A Recession Proof Guide to Starting, Surviving and Thriving in your Own Venture – is a practical handbook based on his own experience, business studies, and stories of other highly successful entrepreneurs.

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