Spotlight feature

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Renowned psychologist and bestselling author Harriet Lerner joined Janeane Bernstein LIVE Monday 1/23/17 at 9:45am pst

If you missed today's inspiring show featuring
Dr. Harriet Lerner, listen to our conversation

Renowned psychologist and bestselling author of The Dance of Anger sheds new light on the two most important words in the English language—I’m sorry—and offers a unique perspective on the challenge of healing broken connections and restoring trust.

Dr. Harriet Lerner has been studying apologies—and why some people won’t give them—for more than two decades. Now she offers compelling stories and solid theory that bring home how much the simple apology matters and what is required for healing when the hurt we’ve inflicted (or received) is far from simple. Readers will learn how to craft a deeply meaningful “I’m sorry” and avoid apologies that only deepen the original injury.

Why Won’t You Apologize? also addresses the compelling needs of the injured party—the one who has been hurt by someone who won’t apologize, tell the truth, or feel remorse. Lerner explains what drives both the non-apologizer and the over-apologizer, as well as why the people who do the worst things are the least able to own up. She helps the injured person resist pressure to forgive too easily and challenges the popular notion that forgiveness is the only path to peace of mind. With her trademark humor and wit, Lerner offers a joyful and sanity-saving guide to setting things right.

In WHY WON’T YOU APOLOGIZE? Lerner offers a fresh theoretical perspective and practical advice on a number of subjects, including:

  • The five best ways to ruin an apology—and how to decode apologizes that only deepen the original injury.
  • What drives the non-apologizer--and the female over-apologizer?
  • How can the hurt party get through to the defensive non-apologizer?
  • What is necessary to set things right when a serious betrayal (abuse, neglect or infidelity) has occurred in the past?
  • Why people who do the worst things are the least able to take responsibility and feel remorse.
  • How to get past life-draining anger and resentment when we’ll never get the apology or validation we deserve?
  • Why forgiving too quickly—or at all—can hurt you.
  • The one simple sentence that will teach children to apologize.

"Most wonderfully, Lerner tackles absent apologies that hurt and demoralize. She considers forgiving vs. letting go and shows readers how to have one without the other...Highly recommended for mental health professionals and anyone struggling to offer an apology, hoping for one, or wishing to move on – with or without forgiving." Library Journal

Harriet Lerner, PhD is one of our nation’s most loved and respected relationship experts. Renowned for her work on the psychology of women and family relationships, she served as a staff psychologist at the Menninger Clinic for several decades. A distinguished lecturer, consultant, and psychotherapist, she is the author of numerous scholarly articles and popular books, including the New York Times bestseller The Dance of Anger. She and her husband live in Lawrence, Kansas and have two grown sons.

The Natives Are Restless: A San Francisco dance master takes hula into the twenty-first century. Host Janeane Bernstein speaks with journalist Constance Hale on KUCI 88.9fm Monday 1/23/17 at 9:30am pst

The art of hula is thriving in cities all over the country and the world, but it is not always understood. InThe Natives Are Restless, journalist Constance Hale presents the largely untold story of the dance tradition, using the twin keyholes of Kumu Patrick Makuakane (a Hawai‘i-born, San Francisco–based hula master), and his 350-person arts organization (Na Lei Hulu i ka Wekiu). In the background, she weaves the poignant story of an ancient people and the resilience of their culture. In the foreground, she tells the story of an electrifying new form of hula that has emerged from a restless generation of artists like Makuakane. The crisp narrative is complemented by full-color photographs and illustrations. Her love for hula, and her history with the dance, inform Hale’s prose on every level. She makes Makuakane’s exuberant, fierce, sensuous dance style come alive on the page.

Edward Viljoen, author of Ordinary Goodness, joined host Janeane Bernstein Monday at 9:15am pst LIVE on KUCI 88.9fm

If you missed today's thought provoking show
with Edward Viljoen, listen to our conversation

ORDINARY GOODNESS: The Surprisingly Effortless Path to Creating a Life of Meaning and Beauty (A TarcherPerigee paperback - January 3, 2017).

In this insightful and accessible title, New Thought minister Edward Viljoen asserts that a complete and fulfilled life is comprised of garden-variety acts of kindness, faith, and compassion. Offering personal stories and practices to illustrate the ease of embracing a life centered on kindheartedness, Viljoen demonstrates:
How caring about the ordinary things causes extraordinary life experiences
How to trust goodness in the face of life’s tragedies
How ordinary kindness guides us to make important life choices
How in moments of exasperation we sometimes lose our composure, and how that is nothing to be ashamed about
How ordinary goodness leads to a redefining of Divinity

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Marcus Shingles, CEO of XPrize, joined Janeane Bernstein Monday at 9:00am pst LIVE on KUCI 88.9fm

Great start to today's show featuring Marcus Shingles.
If you missed our conversation, listen

Marcus Shingles

Marcus Shingles is the Chief Executive Officer of the XPRIZE Foundation, a non-profit founded by its Executive Chairman, Dr. Peter Diamandis. XPRIZE is the leading expert in designing and implementing innovative models that utilize gamification, crowd-sourcing, incentive competitions, and exponential technologies to solve the world’s grandest social challenges.

Prior to XPRIZE, Marcus was a Partner at Deloitte Consulting LLP and leader of Deloitte Consulting’s Innovation Group where he worked with corporate executive teams to better understand and plan for the opportunities and threats associated with disruptive innovation driven by “exponentials” (e.g., 3d printing, block-chain, crowd-sourcing, AI) resulting from the accelerated pace of discovery, invention, and technology. At Deloitte, Marcus also championed the strategic global partnership with Singularity University, and helped establish and lead the Innovation Partnership Program with XPRIZE and SU.

Marcus has over 20 years of experience, and prior to his most recent roles at XPRIZE and Deloitte, he was a successful entrepreneur founding a management consulting business working with Fortune 500 leadership teams on innovation, technology, and analytics initiatives. Earlier in his career he was the leader of the Consumer Products CRM consulting practice at Ernst & Young, and he started his career in industry at the Kellogg Company in Sales & Marketing, Global IT, and the Customer Strategy departments.

Marcus has published numerous thought-leadership pieces and presents regularly on technology trends, disruptive innovation, and related business and social impact strategies.

In his spare time, Marcus has pioneered a program in partnership with the public school system in both Los Angeles and Boston to bring “exponential entrepreneurial” training and contemporary thinking to high school students in currently underserved communities. The program has been implemented as part of a multi-year curriculum in the classroom, designed to teach self-sufficiency and prepare students for an optimistic and exponential future.


XPRIZE is an innovation engine. A facilitator of exponential change. A catalyst for the benefit of humanity.

We believe in the power of competition. That it’s part of our DNA. Of humanity itself. That tapping into that indomitable spirit of competition brings about breakthroughs and solutions that once seemed unimaginable. Impossible.

We believe that you get what you incentivize. And that without a target, you will miss it every time. Rather than throw money at a problem, we incentivize the solution and challenge the world to solve it.

We believe that challenges must be audacious, but achievable, tied to objective, measurable goals. And understandable by all.

We believe that solutions can come from anyone, anywhere and that some of the greatest minds of our time remain untapped, ready to be engaged by a world that is in desperate need of help. Solutions. Change. And radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity.

Call us crazy, but we believe.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

THE “SHE ROCKS AWARDS” CELEBRATES 5 YEARS WITH DYNAMIC PERFORMANCES BY LITA FORD & MORE - Shirley Manson, Ronnie Spector, Esperanza Spalding and many others Celebrate Women in the Music Industry

Photo credit: Brittany Ballantyne



Shirley Manson, Ronnie Spector, Esperanza Spalding and many others Celebrate Women in the Music Industry

 "By not disappearing, but by thriving, that's how you have the last word."

- Shirley Manson at the 2017 She Rocks Awards

The She Rocks Awards delivered another stellar event on January 20th at the Hilton Anaheim Hotel during the NAMM Show, shining a spotlight on female role models in the industry and celebrating noted women from all walks of the industry. The stellar evening was live streamed on Parade magazine.

The event kicked off with local talent Brandy Robinson, winner of the #SaveAGuitar contest sponsored by Breedlove. Her smoky, lush vocals and guitar stylings warmed the crowd up for what proved to be a memorable rocking evening.

The fun moved into high gear with a raucous, crowd-stomping performance by Jenna Paone, She Rocks founder Laura B. Whitmore and the killer house band, Rock Sugah, titled “I Like It Loud”! The original song by Paone and Whitmore, with guitar solos by Gretchen Menn and Nita Strauss, was a stirring declaration that girls can rock just as loud and proud as anyone on the planet.

Following that good-spirited, musical manifesto of feminine strength, were a series of soul-lifting speeches by a roster of She Rocks Awards honorees, introduced by noted presenters speaking from the heart and inspiring all in attendance. Here’s a rundown: 

  • Tracy Leenman, owner of Musical Innovations music retailer, Enterprise Award, presented by Rand & Cindy Cook 
  • Dani Markman, Director, A&R, Disney Music Group, Vision Award, presented by Christine Devine and Radio Disney DJ Lela Brown 
  • Charyn Harris, conductor of music programs at A Place Called Home, Motivator Award, presented by Asya Shein 
  • Beverly Fowler, director of artist relations and events at PRS Guitars, Spirit Award, presented by guitarist Kat Dyson 
  • Leanne Summers, president/CEO of LAWIM (Los Angeles Women in Music), Achiever Award, presented by Gayl Murphy 
  • Shirley Manson, lead singer from multi-award winning band, Garbage, Powerhouse Award, presented by journalist Brad Tolinski 
  • Karrie Keyes, founder of Soundgirls and sound engineer for Pearl Jam, Mad Skills Award, presented by Heather Rafter 
  • Monique Boyer, director, global artist relations/PRO membership at M.A.C. Cosmetics, Champion Award, presented by Samantha Maloney, drummer and Vice President of A&R for Warner Bros. Records 
  • Esperanza Spalding, Grammy® Award-winning bass player, singer/songwriter, Inspire Award, presented by bassist Divinity Roxx 
  • Rebecca Eaddy, marketing communications manager for Roland Corporation U.S., Enterprise Award, presented by Guitar Player Magazine editor, Michael Molenda 
  • Lisa Foxx, radio personality at My FM on the iHeartRadio network, Dreaming Out Loud Award, presented by Lisa Loeb 
  • Ronnie Spector, iconic artist, Legend Award, presented by the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus 
  • Sarah Command, singer/songwriter and half of The Command Sisters, Next Generation Awards, presented by She Rocks founder Laura B. Whitmore 
  • Lita Ford, legendary rock guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, Icon Award, presented by Nick Bowcott of Marshall Amplification 

The She Rocks Awards also served as the release party for She Rocks Vol. 1 a compilation CD of eleven female guitarists released on Steve Vai’s Favored Nations Entertainment label. Vai was there to introduce the project and kick off the first performance from the album; Kat Dyson and her song “U Know What I Like.”

Two Co-Hosts for the event, FOX KTTV anchor Christine Devine and Daisy Rock Girl Guitars CEO Tish Ciravolo, helped Whitmore with introductions and a well-rounded program that included performances by Kat Dyson, Victoria Renee, all-female tribute band Lez Zeppelin, Yasi Hofer, ingĂ©nue sibling guitarists The Command Sisters and the house band led by Divinity Roxx. The highlight of the evening was the booming finale, featuring the great Lita Ford performing her hit “Kiss Me Deadly” backed by seven other female guitarists from She Rocks Vol. 1.

The event is produced by the Women’s International Music Network, an organization whose mission is to advocate for women in the music industry and to shine a spotlight on female role models.

In addition, there is an accompanying silent auction live through January 31, 2017, which features guitars, music, audio gear, jewelry, spa products and much more. Anyone can bid at Proceeds help them to benefit, an organization that helps train girls for careers in audio.

Find out more at:

For more photos from the event, visit: She Rocks Awards 2017

For more information, contact:


Melissa Dragich-Cordero

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Joshua Jelly-Schapiro joined Janeane Bernstein Monday on KUCI 88.9fm to talk about his book, "Non Stop Metropolis."

Nonstop Metropolis
A New York City Atlas
Rebecca Solnit (Author), Joshua Jelly-Schapiro (Author)

If you missed today's show featuring
Joshua Jelly-Schapiro,

Nonstop Metropolis, the culminating volume in a trilogy of atlases, conveys innumerable unbound experiences of New York City through twenty-six imaginative maps and informative essays. Bringing together the insights of dozens of experts—from linguists to music historians, ethnographers, urbanists, and environmental journalists—amplified by cartographers, artists, and photographers, it explores all five boroughs of New York City and parts of nearby New Jersey. We are invited to travel through Manhattan’s playgrounds, from polyglot Queens to many-faceted Brooklyn, and from the resilient Bronx to the mystical kung fu hip-hop mecca of Staten Island. The contributors to this exquisitely designed and gorgeously illustrated volume celebrate New York City’s unique vitality, its incubation of the avant-garde, and its literary history, but they also critique its racial and economic inequality, environmental impact, and erasure of its past. Nonstop Metropolis allows us to excavate New York’s buried layers, to scrutinize its political heft, and to discover the unexpected in one of the most iconic cities in the world. It is both a challenge and homage to how New Yorkers think of their city, and how the world sees this capital of capitalism, culture, immigration, and more.

Contributors: Sheerly Avni, Gaiutra Bahadur, Marshall Berman, Joe Boyd, Will Butler, Garnette Cadogan, Thomas J. Campanella, Daniel Aldana Cohen, Teju Cole, Joel Dinerstein, Paul La Farge, Francisco Goldman, Margo Jefferson, Lucy R. Lippard, Barry Lopez, Valeria Luiselli, Suketu Mehta, Emily Raboteau, Molly Roy, Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, Luc Sante, Heather Smith, Jonathan Tarleton, Astra Taylor, Alexandra T. Vazquez, Christina Zanfagna
Interviews with: Valerie Capers, Peter Coyote, Grandmaster Caz, Grand Wizzard Theodore, Melle Mel, RZA

Rebecca Solnit is a prolific writer, and the author of many books including Savage Dreams, Storming the Gates of Paradise, and the best-selling atlases Infinite City and Unfathomable City, all from UC Press. She received the Corlis Benefideo Award for Imaginative Cartography from the North American Cartographic Information Society for her work on the previous atlases.

Joshua Jelly-Schapiro is a geographer and writer whose work has appeared in The New York Review of Books, New York, Harper's, and the Believer, among many other publications. He is the author of Island People: The Caribbean and the World.

"In orienting oneself in this is invited to fathom the many New Yorks hidden from history’s eye...thoroughly terrific."—Maria Popova Brain Pickings

"The editors have assembled a remarkable team of artists, geographers and thinkers...The maps themselves are things of beauty...This is a work that, like its predecessors, isn’t in the business of rosy nostalgia...Nonstop Metropolis is a document of its time, of our time." - Sadie Stein—New York Times

"Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro's collection achieves the trifold purpose that all good cartography does — it's beautiful, it inspires real thought about civic planning, and, most of all, it's functional."—The Village Voice

"...the New York installment [of the Atlas Trilogy] is eccentric and inspiring, a nimble work of social history told through colorful maps and corresponding essays. Together, Solnit, Jelly-Schapiro and a host of contributors — writers, artists, cartographers and data-crunchers — have come up with dozens of exciting new ways to think about the five boroughs." —San Francisco Chronicle

"Nonstop Metropolis is an engaging and enlightening read for anyone who loves New York City, creative scholarship, and top-notch graphic design." —Foreword Reviews

"The sum of it all is, like New York itself, overwhelming, alluring and dazzlingly diverse."—Jewish Daily Forward

"...the book...contains many beautiful and not-so-beautiful images that document New York’s past and the present, and make tangible the social and cultural diversity of this extraordinary place."
—Times Literary Supplement

"26 maps of New York that prioritize bachata over Broadway, pho over pizza."

One of Publishers Weekly's 20 Big Indie Books of 2016—Publishers Weekly“I am thrilled to have another book-object in this series, as I devoured the San Francisco volume when I was there, and the New Orleans one likewise. Now finally here is one about the town where I live. The format, with the maps, networks, and accompanying stories and histories, is a lovely, nonlinear way of mirroring the almost infinite layers that make up a city. We all have our own mental maps of our cities and the ones we visit—maps that are, like the ones here, historical, musical, temporal, personal, economic, and geographical. The maps in Nonstop Metropolis are a good approximation of how we New Yorkers experience and perceive the city we live in.”—David Byrne

“Put your map apps and your GPS away, because none of those high-tech innovations will lead you to the immense satisfaction that this hard-to-put-down book is full of. The unique, clever, and artistic maps give you the who, what, when, and, most importantly, where of loads of unusual and little-known New York City histories. As a New York City native I finally have all the maps I need to the treasures and secrets of my hometown.”—Fab 5 Freddy

“A new way to think about the cultural and political life of cities.”—Randy Kennedy, New York Times

“Solnit, well known for her writing on politics, art and feminism, has turned her attention to New York City’s complexities in Nonstop Metropolis, the third of her trilogy of atlases and accompanying exhibitions.”—Alex Rayner, The Guardian

Selected praise for Infinite City and Unfathomable City

“A thought-inducing collection of maps that will challenge your view of what atlases can be.”—Kevin Winter, San Francisco/Sacramento/Portland Book Review

“A deeply illuminating assemblage of maps and essays.”—Lynell George, Chicago Tribune

“Inventive and affectionate.”—Lise Funderburg, New York Times Book Review

“Brilliantly disorients our native sense of place.”—Jonathon Keats, San Francisco Magazine

“With Unfathomable City, Solnit and Snedeker have produced an idiosyncratic, luminous tribute to the greatest human creation defined by its audience participants: the city itself.”—Daniel Brook, New York Times

Sam Weinman, Author and Digital Editor of, joined host Janeane Bernstein on KUCI 88.9fm Monday 1/16/17 to talk about his new book "Win at Losing."

If you missed today's show, listen to my conversation
with Sam Weinman here!

"Because we live in a country where our most admired citizens are labeled "winners," we often fail to appreciate the tremendous value of defeat. Well, thank goodness for Sam Weinman, whose ode to dropping the ball, missing the shot, failing to rise to the occasion is a beautiful—and important—reminder that second place often trumps first. A blissful read."

— Jeff Pearlman, New York bestselling author of The Bad Guys Won


Most people are driven to win. Whether it is in competitive sports, political or artistic endeavors, academic prestige, or any number of pursuits requiring talent and persistence. The desire to win has driven humanity’s most talented individuals to produce unfathomable achievements and to excel beyond their highest expectations.

However, this fixation on winning can also crush the human spirit. Like many parents, author and award-winning sports journalist Sam Weinman noticed how this need to win was preventing his sons from coping with inevitable losses (such as a lower grade on a test or a botched tennis match). Wanting to give his sons perspective, and having witnessed many greats in the world of sports weather crushing defeats, Weinman set out to discover how some of the most celebrated public figures were able to bounce back after humiliating, often epic losses.

In WIN AT LOSING: How Our Biggest Setbacks Can Lead to Our Greatest Gains (A TarcherPerigee Hardcover; on sale December 20, 2016), Weinman interviews pro athletes, business executives, politicians, and Hollywood stars, and consults leading psychologists and coaches, in order to understand the essential life skill of “learning to lose.” It turns out, being a good loser is exactly what we should aspire to be: resilient, objective, and persistent.

With inspirational and deeply personal stories from the likes of Emmy-award winning actress Susan Lucci, pro golfer Greg Norman, and presidential nominee Michael Dukakis, WIN AT LOSING offers a unique and much-needed take on the upside of losing, and why it is essential to enjoying a truly successful life.


SAM WEINMAN is the Digital Editor of, where, during his tenure, the website has grown to boast the largest digital audience in golf and has been nominated for several National Magazine Awards. Prior to that, he was the lead hockey and golf writer for The Journal News and, during which time he launched the popular hockey blog, "Rangers Report." For more than a decade, Sam's work has regularly appeared in Gannett newspapers around the country, including USA Today, and he has contributed to Golf World, Yahoo! Sports, ESPN the Magazine, and Sports Illustrated. He is the recipient of several national writing awards for his coverage of the PGA Tour and the National Hockey League. He lives with his wife and two boys in Rye, NY, where he coaches multiple youth sports teams.