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Tuesday, July 25, 2017



JULY 24, 2017 - QUEENS, NY - With the tragic and untimely passing of Chester Bennington, Sylar has released a cover of Linkin Park's "Points of Authority", with 100% of the net profit going to the NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). Fans can stream the song on Spotify or Apple Music, or purchase it on iTunes, here: smarturl.it/SylarPOA

Linkin Park heavily inspired lead vocalist Jayden Panesso, even mentioning that the band was his first live show during a speech at the Alternative Press Music Awards.

Panesso shares, "It's hard to even type these words right now - Rest In Peace, Chester Bennington. This is the first time where the passing from someone I didn't know personally has hit me so hard.

Linkin Park was that band I always used as an escape from reality. Their lyrics and music have always resonated strongly in my life. When I found out about Chester's passing - I was immediately sick to my stomach. It's really crazy when you look up to someone for over 16 years and then this happens.

All I can say is, I'm thankful for Chester, I'm thankful for all those words and melodies he shared with the world because I know for a fact, him and the rest of Linkin Park have touched millions and millions of hearts. Although I do feel like a massive part of my teenage years was taken away - his music and legacy will live on forever.

Much respect and love to Chester's family, and the rest of Linkin Park. You're already SO missed."

If you or someone you know is struggling, please don't be afraid to get help. Resources and information can be found at https://www.nami.org/

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Dr. Catherine Pearlman is the founder of The Family Coach, a private practice specializing in helping families resolve everyday problems related to discipline, sleep, and sibling rivalry, among other issues. She speaks to Janeane about her latest book, "IGNORE IT!" How Selectively Looking the Other Way Can Decrease Behavioral Problems and Increase Parenting Satisfaction


“Fun, insightful, straightforward advice that can make your family life happier.”

– KJ Dell’Antonia, New York Times Well Family columnist

"I ask three things of the books I read. I want to learn something, I want to laugh, and, when a book is really special, I get to forge a personal connection with a writer for as long as I turn the pages. Catherine Pearlman has given me all three in this book, and much more. She’s given me a resource I will refer back to over and over again, both as a writer and a parent."

– Jessica Lahey, Author, New York Times bestseller The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed


Kids have an uncanny knack for knowing the exact combination of actions necessary to drive their siblings – and parents – to their knees. Whether they delight in asking “why” ad nauseum, relish the hysteria they can provoke in their sister with an imperceptible glance, or thrill at the nightly pre-bath chase, our kids know how to push our limits.

Faced with similar scenarios, many parents will resort to yelling or giving in, but it turns out these responses only make this irritating behavior worse. That’s why leading parenting expert Catherine Pearlman suggests a seemingly unconventional, yet remarkably effective approach in IGNORE IT! How Selectively Looking the Other Way Can Decrease Behavioral Problems and Increase Parenting Satisfaction (a TarcherPerigee paperback; on sale August 8, 2017).

Drawing on her own experience with her children and the success stories of her clients, Pearlman demonstrates how selectively ignoring not only relieves parents from nagging, but also allows kids to actually learn from their mistakes. In this easy-to-navigate guidebook, readers will learn:

How to eliminate problem behavior in just a few days
What behaviors are appropriate to ignore, and what to do when ignoring is not an option
How to use time-outs effectively, so they don’t become a battle of wills
How to create a reward system that actually works
What to do when mom and dad are not on the same page when it comes to discipline

An essential toolkit for frustrated, stressed-out parents, IGNORE IT! offers actionable, proven techniques that will help readers improve their kids’ behavior and put the joy back in parenting.

About the Author:

DR. CATHERINE PEARLMAN is the founder of The Family Coach, a private practice specializing in helping families resolve everyday problems related to discipline, sleep, and sibling rivalry, among other issues. She is the proud parent of a son in elementary school and a daughter in middle school. Her syndicated Dear Family Coach column has appeared in The Wall Street Journal and many regional parenting magazines. She has appeared on Today and her advice has been featured in Parenting, Men's Health, CNN.com, and The Huffington Post. Dr. Pearlman is a licensed clinical social worker who has been working with children and families for more than twenty years. She is an assistant professor of social work at Brandman University and received her PhD in social welfare from Yeshiva University and a masters of social work from New York University.

James Beard Award-Winning Food Writer, Laura Shapiro, Author of WHAT SHE ATE: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories, chats with host Janeane Bernstein

Laura Shapiro, Author of WHAT SHE ATE: Six Remarkable Women  and the Food That Tells Their Stories

A beloved culinary historian’s short takes on six famous women through the lens of food and cooking—what they ate and how their attitudes toward food offer surprising new insights into their lives.


WHAT SHE ATE: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories by James Beard Award-winning writer Laura Shapiro is a unique account of the lives of six women from a perspective often ignored by biographers. Each woman in this entertaining group portrait was famous in her time, but until now, no one has explored their lives from the view of the kitchen and the table.

James Beard Award-Winning Food Writer


WHAT SHE ATE: Six Remarkable Women

and the Food That Tells Their Stories

Food stories can be as intimate and revealing as stories of love, work, or coming-of-age. Yet most biographers pay little attention to food, as if these great and notable figures never daydreamed about what they wanted to have for dinner or worried about what to serve their guests. Once we consider how somebody relates to food, we find a host of different and provocative ways to understand them. Everyone eats, and food touches on every aspect of our lives—social and cultural, personal and political.

Shapiro examines a lively and surprising array of women and how the theme that unites them is a powerful relationship with food:

  • Dorothy Wordsworth, whose food story transforms our understanding of the life she led with her poet brother
  • Rosa Lewis, an Edwardian-era Cockney caterer who cooked her way up the social ladder and would fit right in on Downton Abbey
  • Eleanor Roosevelt, the First Lady notorious for serving the worst food in White House history
  • Eva Braun, Hitler’s mistress who challenges our warm associations with food, family, and table, and whose last meal was famously a cyanide capsule
  • Barbara Pym, whose witty novels upend a host of stereotypes about postwar British cuisine
  • Helen Gurley Brown, the longstanding editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, whose commitment to ‘having it all’ meant having almost nothing to eat except a supersized portion of diet Jell-O

Laura Shapiro has written on every food topic from champagne to Jell-O for The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Slate, Gourmet, and many other publications. She is the author of three classic books of culinary history. Her awards include a James Beard Journalism Award and one from the National Women’s Political Caucus. She has been a fellow at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, where she also co-curated the widely acclaimed exhibition Lunch Hour NYC. More recently, Shapiro was featured in Michael Pollan’s Netflix documentary series Cooked (2016).

Saturday, July 22, 2017

New York Times Bestselling author, Michelle Gable on her latest book so aptly titled, The Book of Summer -- Monday 7/24 9:30am pst with Janeane Bernstein

New York Times Bestselling author, Michelle Gable, joined Janeane Monday 7/24 to talk about on her latest book so aptly titled, The Book of Summer.


Inspired by a Vanity Fair piece on the coastlines from Malibu to Nantucket eroding into the sea, Michelle dug deep to research the history and grandeur of the summer homes and the incredible stories that are within their guestbooks and their walls—stories that need to be told before they disappear.

Fans of her previous bestseller A Paris Apartment, know Michelle can weave an incredible story blending fact and fiction, past and present, for the perfect escape. Michelle is a great guest and we'd love to schedule an interview soon—it really is a perfect book for summer!

Praise for Michelle Gable’s THE BOOK OF SUMMER…

“It’s Gable’s ability to weave a family’s tale through the musings of summer visitors, war, relationship drama and a smattering of sexual tension that makes it a must for any summer reading list.”

—Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“Calling all old-home lovers: Gable’s novel takes you into the lives of the Codman family through the lens of their once-prized, now-deteriorating Nantucket compound, Cliff House.”

—Coastal Living, 50 Best Books for the Beach

“This time of year is meant for books to devour. Vacations, the beach, lazy afternoons all call for a good book that allows you to escape. Michelle Gable knows how to deliver.”

—Newport News Daily Press

“Gable cleverly illuminates the past, revealing how it mirrors the present. This is a splendid multigenerational novel about the strength of the women of Cliff House.”

—Publishers Weekly

“In her book, Gable develops fully rounded characters that readers feel as if they could reach out and touch. We want to know more about them and Gable gives us plenty.”

—Richmond Times-Dispatch

The Book of Summer


In THE BOOK OF SUMMER, New York Times Bestselling author, Michelle Gable uses the faded pages of a guest book to transport readers back in time and introduce them to the inhabitants of Cliff House, a century-old summer home. There’s Ruby Packard, a bright-eyed newlywed on the eve of World War II, her granddaughter, Bess Codman, who returns to Cliff House after years away, and Bess’s mother, a notorious town troublemaker. Due to erosion, the once grand, Nantucket-set compound will soon fall into the sea. But before it does, Bess must pack up the house and deal with her mother, who refuses to leave. In the process, Bess uncovers the tantalizing secrets housed within its aging walls.

Fans who’ve come to know Gable, who’s been called “a bright new talent in the world of women’s fiction,” for her “highly literate mysteries,”** enticing settings, and “skillful transitioning between story lines” will once again be rewarded. The title says it all: THE BOOK OF SUMMER is THE book of summer!

In her bestselling debut, A Paris Apartment, Michelle Gable fictionalized the true story of a French courtesan and the discovery of her sealed-for-seventy-years Parisian apartment, which was filled to the rafters with stunning pieces of artwork and furniture. While researching A Paris Apartment, Gable learned of the larger-than-life socialite Gladys Deacon, Duchess of Marlborough, and immediately knew she’d make her the star of what would become I’ll See You in Paris. Gable’s affection for escapist settings, blending fact and fiction, and weaving past and present story lines emerges again in her third novel, THE BOOK OF SUMMER (St. Martin’s Press).

About Michelle Gable…

New York Times bestselling author of A Paris Apartment and I’ll See You in Paris, Michelle Gable graduated from The College of William & Mary. After a twenty-year career in finance, she now writes full time. Michelle lives in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California, with her husband, two daughters, a lazy cat, and one feisty bunny.

More Praise for Michelle Gable…

“This is the sort of fun, escapist read perfect for book clubs. There are characters to love, characters to hate, enticing settings and a requisite amount of plot twists. Gable is a bright new talent in the world of women’s fiction, and I’m looking forward to seeing where she takes us on her next creative journey.”

—Fort Worth Star-Telegram on I’ll See You in Paris*

“Gable’s novel provides a wonderful, highly literate mystery with the historical and engagingly eccentric figure of Gladys Deacon at its core. The plot involves stories within stories, an almost ‘Wuthering Heights’ narrative complexity. I’ll See You in Paris abounds with strength of character and ‘characters’ too.”

—The Roanoke Times**

“Gable’s Paris of today and yesteryear are worlds that are easy and pleasurable to get lost in.”

—San Diego Union-Tribune on A Paris Apartment

“With its well-developed, memorable characters and the author’s skillful transitioning between story lines…this stunning and fascinating debut will capture the interest of a wide audience...

Highly recommended.”

—Library Journal, in a starred review of A Paris Apartment*

Author Bryce Hoffman joins host Janeane Bernstein Monday 7/24 at 9:15am to talk about his latest book, "Red Teaming."


About Red Teaming

Red Teaming is a revolutionary new way to make critical and contrarian thinking part of the planning process of any organization, allowing companies to stress-test their strategies, flush out hidden threats and missed opportunities and avoid being sandbagged by competitors.

Today, most — if not all — established corporations live with the gnawing fear that there is another Uber out there just waiting to disrupt their industry. Red Teaming is the cure for this anxiety. The term was coined by the U.S. Army, which has developed the most comprehensive and effective approach to Red Teaming in the world today in response to the debacles of its recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. However, the roots of Red Teaming run very deep: to the Roman Catholic Church’s “Office of the Devil’s Advocate,” to the Kriegsspiel of the Prussian General Staff and to the secretive AMAN organization, Israel’s Directorate of Military Intelligence. In this book, author Bryce Hoffman shows business how to use the same techniques to better plan for the uncertainties of today’s rapidly changing economy.

Red Teaming is both a set of analytical tools and a mindset. It is designed to overcome the mental blind spots and cognitive biases that all of us fall victim to when we try to address complex problems. The same heuristics that allow us to successfully navigate life and business also cause us to miss or ignore important information. It is a simple and provable fact that we do not know what we do not know. The good news is that, through Red Teaming, we can find out.

In this book, Hoffman shows how the most innovative and disruptive companies, such as Google and Toyota, already employ some of these techniques organically. He also shows how many high-profile business failures, including those that sparked the Great Recession, could easily have been averted by using these approaches. Most importantly, he teaches leaders how to make Red Teaming part of their own planning process, laying the foundation for a movement that will change the way America does business.

BRYCE G. HOFFMAN is a bestselling author, speaker and consultant who helps companies around the world plan better and leaders around the world lead better by applying innovative systems from the worlds of business and the military. Before launching his international consulting practice in 2014, Hoffman was an award-winning financial journalist who spent 22 years covering the global automotive, high-tech and biotech industries for newspapers in Michigan and California. He writes a regular column on leadership and culture for Forbes.com and regularly appears on television and radio shows in the United States and around the world.

Award-winning historical mystery writer Susan Spann joins Janeane Monday 7/24 at 9:00am pst to talk about her new book, “Betrayal at Iga”

Award-winning historical mystery writer Susan Spann is once again stepping back in time to solve a crime in Japan’s Samurai Era in her new book. “Betrayal at Iga” (published by Seventh Street Books), releases on July 11.

Autumn, 1565: After fleeing Kyoto, master ninja Hiro Hattori and Portuguese Jesuit Father Mateo take refuge with Hiro’s ninja clan in the mountains of Iga province. But when an ambassador from the rival Koga clan is murdered during peace negotiations, Hiro and Father Mateo must find the killer in time to prevent a war between the ninja clans.

With every suspect a trained assassin, and the evidence incriminating not only Hiro’s commander, infamous ninja Hattori Hanz┼Ź, but also Hiro’s mother and his former lover, the detectives must struggle to find the truth in a village where deceit is a cultivated art. As tensions rise, the killer strikes again, and Hiro finds himself forced to choose between his family and his honor.


Director Lara Stolman chats with Janeane Bernstein about her must see documentary, SWIM TEAM! LISTEN Monday 7/24/17 at 9:45am pst on KUCI 88.9fm.

Audience and critics are raving about one of
the must see documentaries of the summer!


SWIM TEAM tells the story of how parents of young boy who is on the autism spectrum take matters into their own hands and create a swimming team in their New Jersey community. The swim team made up of teens on the spectrum begin to train with high expectations and zero pity. Watch as these teens not only aim to win gold but for inclusion, their independence and a life that feels winning.

SWIM TEAM opened in theaters in Los Angeles on July 21st.


ABC News - 'Swim Team' follows teens with autism finding joy and acceptance in the water

CBS NEWS NY - Dad At Heart Of ‘Swim Team’ Documentary Explains Why He Coaches Team Of Autistic Swimmers

NPR - Parents And Athletes Venture Out And Connect In 'Swim Team'

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED KIDS - New Documentary Follows Team of Autistic Swimmers

REMEZCLA - Eye-Opening Doc ‘Swim Team’ Raises Awareness of Lack of Resources for Autistic Kids of Color

SWIM TEAM chronicles the overwhelming struggles and extraordinary triumphs of 3 young athletes with autism and shows how a swim team can bring hope to a community.

Directed by

Lara Stolman