China, Iran, and the US are embroiled in a bitter conflict, the root of which is oil. Will this be the catalyst to war? National bestselling thriller writer Allan Topol’s latest work The China Gambit may be fiction, but it also may be closer to reality than any of us want to admit! Also today, how to beat anxiety and panic attacks, and how to take perfect photo’s of food! Don’t miss Conversations Live with Vicki St. Clair, every Monday at noon Pacific on KKNW 1150AM! 

National bestselling author Allan Topol’s latest, The China Gambit, revolves around the Unipec long-term oil supply contract between Iran and China, and the struggle this is causing with the US. Although the book is a work of fiction, Topol has real-life experience in dealing with this conflict: he authored an Op-ed piece closely relating to the topic. Publisher’s Weekly calls The China Gambit “as entertaining as it is complex”, and the Washington Post compares Topol’s ability to write plot with thriller masters Tom Clancy and Robert Ludlum.

Priscilla Warner has had a great life with a supportive husband in a flourishing marriage that produced two loving sons. Despite all her good fortune, she still suffered from anxiety and panic attacks so debilitating they left her unable to breathe. After finding out that self-medicating wouldn’t help in high school, and faring little better with prescription meds as an adult, Priscilla discovered meditation. In her latest book, Learning To Breathe, she sets out to find her inner Tibetan monk through daily meditation, taking the reader on a winding path from panic to peace. If you are one of the approximately 6 million American adults that suffer from panic disorder or you know someone who is, this segment is a must-listen!

In Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, photographer Nicole Young dishes up the basics on the photgraphic technique so that when your food arrives and it looks so good you want to take a picture of it, you can take the best one possible! They say a picture is worth a thousand words. After hearing this interview, you will see a picture can be worth a thousand flavors!

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