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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Chris Pegula, joined host Janeane June 26 to chat about his book, Diaper Dude: The Ultimate Dad’s Guide to Surviving the First Two Years


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ABOUT DIAPER DUDE
In the new release DIAPER DUDE: The Ultimate Dad’s Guide to Surviving the First Two Years (on sale May 9, 2017), founder of the popular Diaper Dude parenting brand Chris Pegula dives into the first two years of parenting and furthers his deeply held belief that you don’t have to lose yourself when you become a father. Picking up where his first book From Dude to Dad left off, this new guide is once again written in Pegula’s everyman voice and filled with humorous takes on fatherhood from the front lines. We shipped a copy your way last week so you should see it shortly if you haven’t already.

Filled with useful information, hilarious stories of dad madness, a little psychology and science, and engaging sidebars, Diaper Dude covers everything from bonding, babyproofing, and when you’ll have sex again to toddlerhood, tantrums, and tag-teaming with your partner to cover all the bases while staying (somewhat) sane.

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Filled with useful information, hilarious stories of dad madness, a little psychology and science, and engaging sidebars, Diaper Dude covers everything from bonding, babyproofing, and when you’ll have sex again to toddlerhood, tantrums, and tag-teaming with your partner to cover all the bases while staying (somewhat) sane.

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Filled with useful information, hilarious stories of dad madness, a little psychology and science, and engaging sidebars, Diaper Dude covers everything from bonding, babyproofing, and when you’ll have sex again, to toddlerhood, tantrums, and tag-teaming with your partner to cover all the bases. A perfect pick for Father’s Day, I hope you consider DIAPER DUDE for coverage! Chris is available for interviews and guest articles as well.


“The market for dads wanting to know how to do best by their babies is undeniable… recommended for all dudes.” – Library Journal


“By turns sweet, funny, tender and joyful.” – Work & Family Life


CHRIS PEGULA is the creator of Diaper Dude, America’s most high-profile line of hip gear for cool dads. He lives with his wife and three children in Los Angeles, CA. Diaper Dude bags have been featured on Oprah, Rachael Ray Show, Today, MSNBC, and more. Video clip here (Chris interviewed around the 1 minute mark). FRANK MEYER is a journalist, author, senior producer at NBC’s Esquire Network, and the proud single father of an eight-year-old girl.

Lauren Lipton, author of Yoga Bodies: Real People, Real Stories and the Power of Transformation. is truly helping make the health benefits of yoga accessible to everyone—no matter what age, shape or size. Laura joined Janeane Monday June 26!



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Lauren Lipton, author of Yoga Bodies: Real People, Real Stories and the Power of Transformation. is truly helping make the health benefits of yoga accessible to everyone—no matter what age, shape or size. Check out this piece in New York Magazine and there's more nfo at: http://laurenlipton.com/




Humans of New York Meets Yoga


Yoga Bodies

Real People, Real Stories and the Power of Transformation

by Lauren Lipton

Photographs by Jaimie Baird



Artfully capturing yoga's vibrant spirit, Yoga Bodies presents full-color yoga-pose portraits of more than 80 practitioners of all ages, shapes, sizes, backgrounds, and skill levels – real people with real stories to share about how yoga has changed their lives for the better. Some humorous, some heartfelt, others profound, the stories entertain as they enlighten, while the portraits – which joyously challenge the "yoga body" stereotype – celebrate the glorious diversity of the human form. Handsomely jacketed and richly visual inside and out, Yoga Bodies is a coffee table – worthy contemplation, a meaningful gift, and a source of endless inspiration for anyone seeking fresh perspectives on how to live well.






Thursday, June 22, 2017

Get ready to hear about the latest toy craze! Listen to my conversation with the fabulous Eliana, aka sslimegirls!

Today, Eliana (aka sslimegirls) was LIVE in our Studios for a great conversation about Slime, how the resurgence of slime is creating an incredible new hobby for teens (and even adults), throughout the country. Plus, sslimegirls shares her ups and downs, and learning moments, as she learns to create a thriving slime business.


So, put down your Elmer's Glue and Borax! It's time to learn from a master of SLIME CREATION! What a blast having sslimegirls in our KUCI Studios.




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sslimegirls will be on "Get the FUNK Out! KUCI 88.9fm throughout the summer with updates and advice for all of you Slime creators...stay tuned! 



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Saturday, June 17, 2017

June 19 - Janeane Bernstein spoke with Director Mark Hayes and Judge Craig Mitchell about the World Premiere of SKID ROW MARATHON Directed by MARK HAYES produced by GABRIELE HAYES - premiering SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2017 - 12:00 PM ArcLight Santa Monica 8



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The World Premiere of SKID ROW MARATHON at the 2017 Los Angeles Film Festival. Director Mark Hayes and producer Gabriele Hayes bring this special LA story to the big screen. Skid Row Marathon tells the story of how a local criminal court Judge Craig Mitchell organizes a running club in LA’s Skid Row that comprises of homeless, recovering and paroled individuals who seek to rediscover their sense of self worth and discovery.


Filmmaker Mark Hayes & Judge Craig Mitchell join host Janeane Bernstein Monday June 19th 9:00am pst on KUCI 88.9fm!




WORLD PREMIERE

SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2017 - 12:00 PM
ArcLight Santa Monica 8



SYNOPSIS

Skid Row Marathon is a feature length documentary that follows Judge Craig Mitchell and his running club as they prepare for a variety of running events including the Accra International Marathon in Ghana, the LA Marathon and the Rome Marathon. Many of the club members have been living on the streets or in homeless shelters for significant periods of time. They’ve lost everything - their homes, their jobs, their families and relationships. As they run with the Judge, they struggle with their demons and attempt to regain their self-esteem and self-sufficiency. Not everyone succeeds.



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http://skidrowmarathon.com/

Janeane Bernstein spoke with Liz Rohrbaugh (Emmy Award Winner and documentary director of The Perfect Victim) June 19 about her latest film BECKS!


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Inspired by the life of singer/songwriter Alyssa Robbins, Becks is not just a lesbian love story, but a universal love story first and foremost that speaks to the broader human experiences of love, heartbreak, and finding one’s place in this world.

BECKS, follows an unambitious musician (Becks) who moves back home to St. Louis after a crushing breakup with her longtime girlfriend Lucy (Hayley Kiyoko). Once back home, she struggles to find a connection with her ultra-Catholic mother Ann (Christine Lahti), a former nun. As she navigates her hometown, playing for tip money in an old friend's bar, an unexpected relationship begins to take shape with Elyse (Mena Suvari), the wife of Becks’ high school nemesis. The film is driven by an original soundtrack produced by veteran music producer Steve Salett and performed by Lena Hall.


The film was co-directed by Liz Rohrbaugh (Emmy Award Winner and documentary director of The Perfect Victim) and Daniel Powell (Emmy and Peabody winning co-creator and Executive Producer of Inside Amy Schumer) and written by both directors in collaboration with Peabody winner, four time Emmy nominee for Key and Peele and producer of FX’s Baskets, Rebecca Drysdale.

Tony winner and Grammy nominee Lena Hall is currently starring in Lincoln Center’s How To Transcend a Happy Marriage to rave reviews. Previously she starred as both ‘Hedwig’ and ‘Yitzak’ in Los Angeles and San Francisco with Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Prior to that Lena starred as ‘Nicola’ in the Tony Award winning musical Kinky Boots.


BAFTA nominated actress Mena Suvari, best know for her provocative role in the 5-time Oscar awarded film American Beauty recently wrapped on TV Land’s pilot American Woman starring opposite Alicia Silverstone. Her prolific career spans from being part of the blockbuster franchise American Pie to starring as the iconic "Back Dahlia” in the TV show American Horror Story.


Oscar, Golden Globe and Emmy winner Christine Lahti’s credits range from Sidney Lumet’s Running On Empty and Ed Zwick’s Leaving Normal to TV hit Chicago Hope. Lahti recently shot a lead role in Andrew Currie’s upcoming independent feature The Steps. She was last seen opposite Kristin Wiig and Hailee Steinfeld in Hateship Loveship.



Director: Liz Rohrbaugh and Daniel Powell

Writers: Liz Rohrbaugh & Daniel Powell & Rebecca DrysdaleCast: Lena Hall, Mena Suvari, Christine Lahti, Dan Fogler, Hayley Kiyoko, Rebecca Drysdale, Michael Zegen

Producers: Alex Bach, Liz Rohrbaugh and Daniel Powell
Cinematographer: Kat Westergaard
Editor: Jim Isler
Music: Alyssa Robins and Steve Salett


Available Talent: Lena Hall, Mena Suvari, Christine Lahti

Filmmakers available: Liz Rohrbaugh, Daniel Powell, Rebecca Drysdale, Alex Bach and Alyssa Robins




BECKS SCREENINGS: World Premier - Thursday, June 15 at 8:40PM @ ArcLight Cinemas in Culver City


P&I Screening - Tuesday, June 20 at 12:15PM @ Culver Theater 12




6 Ways My Father Taught Me How to Kick the ^&%$ Out of Life's Tough Moments



1. Be Ridiculously Silly When Necessary

If you want some level of sanity in this world, you will need a sense of humor. If you're lucky, your kids will inherit your craziness. My father's jokes were mostly recycled, but he had a mischievous sense of humor that rubbed off on me. If I left the table to grab the ketchup, my plate would be missing and later found under the table. If my kids step away from their ice cream sundae? Forget it! That is already hidden in the laundry room. When it came to those ridiculously made up words he had in his vocabulary like "ganubus" and "phanerbin," he made us think they should actually be a part of the English language.


2. Never Be Afraid to Ask for Help

My father used to share crazy stories of his academic struggles throughout high school and the first year of college. I must have inherited this gene, because I had my own hurdles. I learned that my father had weaknesses and flaws, but they made him stronger. When I moved in with him for the last year and a half of high school, he helped me pick up my self-esteem and GPA that had hit rock bottom. His technique was simple, and it came down to three simple words: ask for help. Seems obvious, but I never, ever asked anyone for help. I thought I could always figure things out on my own. When I finally took his advice, my grades sky rocketed and I was suddenly no longer afraid to say, "I am lost. I need help." The girl who most people believed might not get into college went on to graduate Phi Beta Kappa from BU with a doctorate. Thanks Dad. To this day, I still ask for help.


3. Don't Be An A-Hole

Dad was never afraid to put a total stranger in his place, especially when they were out of line or mistreating others. I added my own angle by doing it politely and nicely, and leaving out the expletives. He did tend to overreact and drop a few F-bombs, but I decided to be more chill and Zen in my thinking. There's a world of rudeness and inappropriate people in our world, never thinking of those around them. When you see someone, who is being mistreated or needs help, bring your A game! And when it comes to parenting, don't be an a-hole, because they will mirror your behavior. Treat kids the way you would want to be treated. Hopefully, if you respect them, they will respect you. It's a two-way street.


4. Encourage Hard Work and Practice What You Preach

Encourage your kids to work hard and keep their priorities straight. As a parent, be their cheerleader, mentor and coach. There is nothing more satisfying than a kid with a healthy self-esteem, strong drive and determination, and who feels unconditionally loved and guided. Let your kid fall down and pick up the pieces, because that is how they learn and build character. Hard work and guidance build resilience in life. So do all of life's boo-boos.


5. Be Self-Sufficient

When life gets tough, you will need to be tougher. In my single days, I had my own apartment and mega toolkit from Home Depot. I had drills and more things in there than I knew what to do with. I could dry wall, lay down a linoleum floor, mow lawns, and hang up a ton of crooked pictures. I wasn't great at everything, but I tried and failed happily along the way. Almost every apartment I lived in I painted. I was always taking the initiative to change and make things better; this attitude and skill set has definitely influenced my kids, while making my husband wonder, "What's next?!"


6. Have 9 Lives

Try all sorts of careers. You don't have to be great at them, but why have unfulfilled dreams and aspirations? Trying something and failing makes us stronger and brings about change. New beginnings and sometimes career shifts that might seem crazy and absurd, just might help you connect the dots to what lies ahead. Everything usually works out in the end the way it is supposed to. Take it from my Dad the accountant, comptroller, bakery and car dealership owner, textile worker, clothing manufacturer, building and bridge remodeler, and home builder. Oh, and a pretty great Dad to one lucky daughter.


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Heather Haupt, author and popular child educator, discusses the negative effect that our culture has on little boys…and what we can do about it

Listen to Heather Haupt discuss her latest book,  KNIGHTS IN TRAINING: Ten Principles for Raising Honorable, Courageous, and Compassionate Boys, with host Janeane Bernstein.

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ABOUT KNIGHTS IN TRAINING
In recent years there has been an increasing focus in popular culture on the rising numbers of boys seeming to be at loose ends in their early adulthood - with fewer attending college, pursuing work away from home, or starting families of their own. And while there are several factors contributing to this “crisis of men,” many nod to a culture that does not support the ideals that encourage boys to flourish and grow into motivated, courageous and kind adults. Recognizing this negative effect that our culture has on boys, popular educator Heather Haupt sought a way to encourage her own three sons to develop strong character. 

Now, in KNIGHTS IN TRAINING: Ten Principles for Raising Honorable, Courageous, and Compassionate Boys, she shares how to instill essential values in boys by captivating their imaginations and appealing to their love of adventure. Based on the Knights’ Code of Chivalry as depicted in the French epic Song of Roland, she offers ten character-building codes that teach boys the importance of respecting women, pursuing excellence, and standing against injustice.


Heather Haupt discusses:


· Creating a micro-culture that mirrors their values


· Mindful media consumption (i.e. why you don’t want your sons watching Frozen!)


· Why play weapons are a good thing, and how rules for engagement teaches boys courtesy


· Discouraging potty humor - even if it promotes reading


· Learning the art of disagreeing.


KNIGHTS IN TRAINING is an invaluable source for parents searching for a countercultural way to ensure that their sons grow up independent, self-sufficient, and fulfilled.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Heather Haupt is the mother of three knights in training and a spunky little princess. She wants to raise children who will make a difference in this world. As an educator, writer, and popular conference speaker, she inspires parents to pursue a loving and holistic approach to education and parenting. She has taught in a variety of settings ranging from preschool nature classes all the way up to college biology labs and now homeschools her four children. She lives in the Dallas area with her family and writes at www.heatherhaupt.com.