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Monday, April 23, 2018

UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts presents Coup de Comedy 2018 Festival! Joel Veenstra, Associate Head of Stage Management - Department of Drama Claire Trevor School of the Arts and Kelsey Gitlin, the UCI student captain of Improv Revolution TODAY (4/23/18) on KUCI 88.9fm!



LISTEN to today's conversation with
Joel Veenstra and Kelsey Gitlin
of Improv Revolution!


Here is the full CdC 2018 Schedule: https://coup2018.sched.com/
(Free registrations launch TODAY, Monday, April 16 at 2 pm)

A few additional notes regarding the festival:
- Almost 50% of the performing talent this year is women, which is unbelievably rare for a comedy festival. Who says woman aren’t funny - they are hilarious!
- On Thursday, May 10 at 9:30 pm, Minority Reportz, coming from their successful run at The Comedy Store, featuring an all female stand-up comedy variety show.
- On Saturday, May 12 at 3:15 pm, Ripley presents: Dystopia; Ripley is daring actors improvising artful, long-form narrative about women who save the day, save the world, or save each other. Through bold and playful ensemble storytelling, Ripley seeks to inspire audiences to embrace the hero within.


 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Retirement has changed, and America’s most trusted career counselor is here to help! Coming up April 18th, Janeane spoke with Robin Ryan TODAY (4/18/18) about her latest book, Retirement Reinvention

LISTEN to today's conversation with Robin Ryan,
author of Retirement Reinvention!

The old model of retirement (that of endless golfing and not much else) has changed. The majority of today’s retirees intend to keep working in the next phase of their lives, but often aren’t sure what that phase will look like, or how to get started. Robin Ryan has been helping clients land their dream job for over 20 years. Now, she shares how to take the skills that they have been honing for their entire career and put them to use to lead a more meaningful and fulfilling retirement.

In her book, RETIREMENT REINVENTION: Making the Most of the Next Stage of Your Life and Career, she shares instructions for leaving old careers behind, pinpointing interests and skills, and defining new, satisfying opportunities that balance work and leisure. From starting a new business to shifting to the non-profit sector, to volunteering, Ryan’s advice will help new and upcoming retirees take control in the second act of their lives.

Robin Ryan shares how to:

· Identify what it is that gives life meaning, whether it’s social interaction, community involvement, creative problem solving, or travel; and find out how to integrate that into retirement

· Ensure that unexpected aspects of retirement (changes in relationships with spouses, relocation concerns) are handled before they become a problem

· Visualize exactly how much time on a daily and weekly basis will now be “free,’ and how to make that time fulfilling, stimulating, and worthwhile

· Plan the transition period from full-time work to retirement

· Avoid becoming a “failed retiree” and make the most of this new chapter!

Ryan shatters the myths that retirement is the end of work, that it’s a time of decline, that new career opportunities are for young people alone, and that people only work during their retirement because they need money. Instead, she offers practical advice for the next act of life and career.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Robin Ryan is the bestselling author of seven career books and has been a career counselor for over 20 years, and has been hailed by the Boston Globe as “America’s top job search expert.” She has appeared on over 1,500 TV and radio shows including Oprah, Dr. Phil, CNN, ABC News, Fox News, NBC Nightly News, and NPR; and has spoken to over a thousand live audiences on improving their lives and achieving greater career success. Her advice has also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The LA Times, Business Week, Money, Fortune, and Good Housekeeping. Based in Seattle, Ryan has a busy career counseling practice offering individual career coaching and job search services to clients nationwide.


Sunday, April 15, 2018

Veteran correspondent and bestselling author T. R. Reid joined host Janeane Bernstein on KUCI 88.9fm!

LISTEN to today's conversation with T.R. Reid!

In December of 2017, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Despite the sweeping changes it has enacted, the new act still fails to fully address the issues that have plagued our tax code for decades. The act does little to reverse our nation’s growing income inequality and filing taxes remains an arduous and complicated task. We know we need a fairer and more efficient tax code, but what exactly does this look like?
And how do we achieve the necessary changes?


Veteran correspondent and bestselling author T. R. Reid travels the world in order to find out what makes for good taxation (if that’s not an oxymoron!) and brings that knowledge home in A FINE MESS: A Global Quest for a Simpler, Fairer, and More Efficient Tax System, now available in paperback. Join him on April 16th as he explores the many reasons our tax code needs to be completely rewritten, including:

In 2016, Americans spent over 6 billion hours and 12 billion dollars filing their taxes. In the Netherlands, the average filing time is 15 minutes. In Estonia, it takes 7 minutes.

The US tax code has 73,000 pages of IRS regulations. In Japan, paying income tax is an automatic process for 80% of households. Thanks to the Bureau of Tax Simplification, only 1 in 5 people in the UK had to file at all.

Congress has given themselves various
tax breaks and deductions that other Americans don’t. In Slovakia, government representatives pay 5% more in tax.

· The US has completely missed the boat
on the value-added tax (VAT), the most useful, fair, and simple taxing innovation of the last half century. 170 countries has adopted VAT. Only the U.S. and a handful of extremely poor nations
– Cuba, Iraq and South Sudan – have not.

· US billionaires can pay relatively very little tax, and sometimes no tax at all. France, Norway, and Switzerland all have wealth taxes designed to reduce economic inequality.


· US companies exploit loopholes by moving profits offshore. By many estimates, there is more than $2 trillion permanently “invested” overseas. Apple, for example, payed zero tax on an income of $74 billion by relocating to Ireland.

Reid argues that we can write a tax code that is fair and simple and can also cut tax rates while still bringing in the revenue required; we simply need to learn from the world’s
other democracies. Other rich countries like ours—advanced, high-tech, free-market democracies—have devised tax regimes that are equitable, effective, and easy on the taxpayer. By looking at these tax systems, we can learn what the United States should and shouldn’t do in writing the Internal Revenue Code of the future.
Doing our taxes may never be America’s favorite pastime, but it can and should be so much easier.


About the Author

T. R. Reid is a longtime correspondent for The Washington Post and former chief of its Tokyo and London bureaus. He is also a commentator for National Public Radio and a correspondent for several PBS documentaries. His bestselling books include The Healing of America, The United States of Europe, The Chip, and Confucius Lives Next Door.

4/16 9:45am pst, DR. W. CHRIS WINTER, Sleep Expert and Author of THE SLEEP SOLUTION, joined host Janeane on KUCI 88.9fm

LISTEN to today's conversation with
DR. W. CHRIS WINTER!


THE SLEEP SOLUTION: Why Your Sleep is Broken and How to Fix It, now available in paperback. Dr. Winter has treated over 10,000 patients’ sleep problems in his twenty-plus years of experience. Please let me know if you would like an interview with Dr. Winter.

Everyone can learn to sleep well, and odds are, you sleep far better than you think you do. Dr. Winter explains that our sleep perception versus our sleep reality is part of the problem, and in THE SLEEP SOLUTION: Why Your Sleep is Broken and How to Fix It, he explains the basic science of sleep, and shares specific interventions to fit any lifestyle. Arianna Huffington dubbed him “The Sleep Whisperer” and turned to Winter when researching her New York Times bestselling book, The Sleep Revolution.


Dr. Winter explains the story of sleep while dispensing vital advice, including:


· The why and how of our sleep: homeostatic and circadian systems, and why they are important to understand (much of what you’ve heard about REM sleep and dreaming are untrue)

· How shift workers are at greatest risk for health issues related to sleep—and how many people, even if they don’t hold “shift oriented” jobs, are experiencing the same issues due to second jobs, raising families, going back to school, and more

· Why you should always wake up at the same time every day, even if your bedtime varies

· Why sticking to a schedule is key – you schedule everything else in your life, why not sleep?

· Why bedding and temperature are critical to a good night’s sleep

· Why light is bad, naps can help, and stimulants will hurt (caffeine, alcohol, nicotine)

· The proper uses—and dangers—of sleeping pills


Dr. Winter’s dedication to helping readers understand their sleep problems when hitting the sheets for the night – and even before then – is what makes this book different. Dr. Winter’s refreshing and straightforward advice in THE SLEEP SOLUTION sheds new light on how to finally fix sleep instead of falling back into old habits with band-aid solutions, and the feedback loop of fear and guilt we often associate with “I can’t sleep.”


About the Author:

Dr. W. Chris Winter is a double board-certified and internationally recognized sleep medicine specialist, as well as a board certified neurologist with his own practice. He is a highly sought-after speaker and works directly with top athletes in the NBA, NFL, MLB, and NHL, including the Cleveland Indians, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants, Oklahoma City Thunder, New York Rangers, Washington Wizards, Baltimore Ravens, Tampa Bay Rays, and LA Dodgers. He is the Men’s Health “Sleep Specialist” and is frequently consulted by national media (Women's Health, Details, Bicycling, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal) as a sleep expert. He has treated over 10,000 patients’ sleep problems in his twenty-plus years of experience.



About the Book
With cutting-edge sleep science and time-tested techniques, The Sleep Solution will help anyone achieve healthy sleep and eliminate pills, pain, and fatigue.

If you want to fix your sleep problems, Internet tips and tricks aren’t going to do it for you. You need to really understand what’s going on with your sleep—both what your problems are and how to solve them.

The Sleep Solution is an exciting journey of sleep self-discovery and understanding that will help you custom design specific interventions to fit your lifestyle. Drawing on his twenty-four years of experience within the field, neurologist and sleep expert W. Chris Winter will help you…

• Understand how sleep works and the ways in which food, light, and other activities act to help or hurt the process
• Learn why sleeping pills are so often misunderstood and used incorrectly—and how you can achieve your best sleep without them
• Incorporate sleep and napping into your life—whether you are a shift worker, student, or overcommitted parent
• Think outside the box to better understand ways to treat a multitude of
conditions—from insomnia to sleep apnea to restless leg syndrome and circadian sleep disorders
• Wade through the ever-changing sea of sleep technology and understand its value as it relates to your own sleep struggles

Dubbed the “Sleep Whisperer” by Arianna Huffington, Dr. Winter is an international expert on sleep and has helped more than 10,000 patients rest better at night, including countless professional athletes. Now, he’s bringing his experiences out from under the covers—redefining what it means to have optimal sleep and get the ZZZs you really need...

4/16 at 9:30am pst, Janeane spoke with Christine Dimmick, a sought-after wellness expert, speaking regularly at places such as Canyon Ranch and The JCC Manhattan. She is the founder and CEO of The Good Home Company Inc.




LISTEN to today's show featuring Christine Dimmick!



Christine Dimmick, cancer survivor, TODAY show guest and Canyon Ranch Speaker, joins host Janeane Bernstein 4/16 on KUCI 88.9fm.Christine Dimmick, cancer survivor, TODAY show guest and Canyon Ranch Speaker, joins host Janeane Bernstein 4/16 on KUCI 88.9fm.Christine Dimmick, cancer survivor, TODAY show guest and Canyon Ranch Speaker, joins host Janeane Bernstein 4/16 on KUCI 88.9fm.
Christine has spent more than two decades focusing on non-toxic healthy home products. After Christine survived cancer (and her husband was diagnosed, and two friends passed away from it...), she looked into removing from her environment the many harmful chemicals that are in everyday products and may have effected her diagnosis. Often times even the government has not approved the use of these chemicals, and yet no laws specify that they cannot be used....so here they are, working their way into our detergents, sprays, beauty products, and more.

Her new book, Detox Your Home, comes out this April (Rowman & Littlefield). It explores and explains the labels that inform our purchasing decisions and the regulations that govern what consumer goods are available in our shops and supermarkets.




Cancer affects 1 in 2 persons, and nearly everyone has an autoimmune-related disease or allergy. We live in a world where the incidence of illness grows as fast as the GDP. Industrialization has created a world that puts products before human and environmental health. Exercise and eating right is not enough. In this rapidly growing world, our resources are depleting along with our health and the public sees and feels this daily.

Health and Wellness speaker, advocate and Good Home Company Founder, Christine Dimmick, takes a deep dive into the toxins found in our very own homes, and how you can limit your exposure and take control of your own health. Detox Your Home addresses all of these issues – from clothing to food to the cleaning products used every day in homes just like yours. Dimmick unveils what manufacturers won’t, so you can avoid exposing yourself and your family to the hidden toxins eating away at America’s health and wellness. Detox Your Home is the essential go-to book for how to live a life of wellness, and will show you how to improve – in every part of your life.

From food, water, and kitchen goods, to personal care and cleaning products— even clothing and common household items like phones, furniture, and children’s toys— Dimmick uses the most recent scientific evidence to expose the harmful toxins lurking in our most intimate, everyday environments.

In an interview, she will discuss such topics as:
Christine's cancer diagnosis and awakening to toxic chemicals
Her work to bring awareness to this subject to the public – via speaking at the UN, schools, health facilities, businesses
Why the chemicals in our household products should be regulated by the federal government
The origins of the Good Home Company
The differences between Organic, Non-GMO certified, Cruelty Free, etc. and various labels our food receives to identify it
Nontoxic beauty products (what's ugly in our beauty routines?)

Detox Your Home​: A Guide to Removing Toxins from Your Life and Bringing Health Into Your Home ​explores how to improve health by empowering choices about our clothing, food, cleaning products and more.

Dimmick unveils what manufacturers won’t, so you can avoid
exposing your family to the hidden toxins eating away at America’s health and wellness.

“Detox Your Home, by Christine Dimmick, founder and CEO of The Good Home Company, tells us how to keep ourselves and our families as free as possible from toxic chemicals. When
we purchase laundry detergents and household cleaners, cosmetics, personal care products, food, clothing, toys, and more, we can use this vital information to lead healthier and safer lives.” –
Margaret Cuomo, MD, Board-certified Radiologist, author of ​A World Without Cancer


“Detox Your Home is impressively comprehensive, meticulously researched and refreshingly practical. For every product, from shampoo to electronics, Dimmick evaluates health and
environmental impacts and gives us ways to detox. This landmark reference book makes once hard to find information accessible to all.” – Peggy O’Mara, Editor and Publisher of Mothering Magazine

Detox Your Home explores and explains the labels that inform our purchasing decisions and the regulations that govern what consumer goods are available in our shops and supermarkets. From food, water, and kitchen goods, to personal care and cleaning products— even clothing and common household items like phones, furniture, and children’s toys— Dimmick uses the most recent scientific evidence to expose the harmful toxins lurking in our most intimate, everyday environments.

Christine Dimmick ​is ​the founder and CEO of The Good Home Company Inc. She pioneered the move to combine natural ingredients and true to life scents in cleaning products over 20 years ago in her NYC kitchen. She and Good Home products have been featured in O Magazine, Instyle, Dr. Oz and House Beautiful, along with appearances on the Today Show. She is a public speaker promoting health and wellness at Canyon Ranch, Lenox, Mass. and other wellness facilities.
Christine can also be found blogging on Facebook for over 35,000 Good Home fans and hosting wellness events – spreading her unique message of health. Christine also consults with hotels, businesses and private homes where she helps clients to detox, remove toxic products and create a place of health and wellness. 




















In an interview Christine can discuss:

● Christine's cancer diagnosis and awakening to toxic chemicals

● Her work to bring awareness to this subject to the public – via speaking at the UN, schools, health facilities, businesses

● Why the chemicals in our household products should be regulated by the federal government

● Why bottled water is hurting us

● The origins of the Good Home Company

● The differences between Organic, Non-GMO certified, Cruelty Free, etc. and various labels our food receives to identify it

● Why organic is so important

● Non-toxic beauty products (what's ugly in our beauty routines?)

● How Climate Change is linked to toxins

www.christinedimmick.com.

Gina Belafonte, the youngest child of Julie and Harry Belafonte, is an Actress, Producer, and Co-Director of Sankofa, a social justice organization founder by Harry Belafonte. She joined Janeane TODAY (4/16/18) on KUCI 88.9fm!


LISTEN 
to today's conversation
with Gina Belafonte!


Gina Belafonte

Native New Yorker, Gina Belafonte has spent her life in the arenas of entertainment and activism where her professional work thrives today. As the youngest child of Julie and Harry Belafonte, whose impact in these fields is among the most influential and progressive in the world, Gina’s passions come as no surprise. Gina lives in LA and New York, working with diverse artists, activists and organizations worldwide to promote cultural and civic engagement in the 21st century. An Actress, Director and Producer, Gina is now the Co-Director of Sankofa.org, a social justice organization founded by her father, that enlists the support of today's most celebrated artists and influential individuals in collaboration with grassroots partners to elevate the voices of the disenfranchised and promote peace, justice and equality.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

4/12/18 on KUCI 88.9fm - JAMIE BARTLETT, Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media, shares a rational, impeccably researched explanation of how the internet is killing democracy and what we can do about it

LISTEN to today's conversation with Jamie Bartlett, author of The People VS. Tech.


Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal is just the latest example of how digital technology is profoundly impacting all of our lives. Bestselling author Jamie Bartlett is a firsthand expert: he reported to the BBC back in August 2017 that Cambridge Analytica, the Republican party and Facebook all worked together on the Trump digital campaign in the same office in San Antonio, Texas. Now, he shares his book, THE PEOPLE VS TECH, an urgent examination of where democracy is heading in the digital age…and what we can do about it.


THE PEOPLE VS TECH: How the Internet is Killing Democracy (And How We Can Save It)

Jamie Bartlett

Dutton | April 5, 2018 | Ebook Original
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Connect online with Jamie Bartlett:

Twitter: @JamieJBartlett

JAMIE BARTLETT

Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media shares a rational, impeccably researched explanation of how the internet is killing democracy and what we can do about it

News today is rife with stories about ‘big tech’, Russian hackers, and Facebook’s growing role in politics. The truth is simple: digital technology and our democracy are incompatible. We must reform democracy and reign in digital disruption within the next twenty years, or risk losing democracy for good. Proposing twenty bold, radical proposals for how to do this—including dramatic new government policies, laws, and citizen fightback, Jamie Bartlett reveals a comprehensive and often shocking roadmap of where democracy is heading: a techno-dystopia where freedom is traded for security and efficiency.



Jamie Bartlett discusses:

· How technology unexpectedly tends to result in monopolies. Tech firms are already transferring their economic power into political power, but they differ from traditional monopolies in important ways. By owning the platforms on which material is published, they have an important influence over public opinion and activism itself.

· Instead of worrying about a ‘jobless’ future, we should be more concerned about the growing inequality and whether the coming tech revolution will wipe out the middle class and threaten democracy.

· Information overload and connectivity has encouraged a divisive form of emotional tribal politics, in which loyalty to the group and anger outrank reason and compromise. While partisanship is necessary in politics, too much of it is dangerous. Political leaders are evolving to the new medium of information—hence the rise of populists who promise emotional, immediate, and total answers.

· We live in a giant advertising panopticon, which keeps us addicted to devices; this system of data collection and prediction is merely the most recent iteration in a long history of efforts to control us. It is getting more advanced by the day, which has serious ramifications for potential manipulation, endless distraction, and the slow diminishing of free choice and autonomy.



THE PEOPLE VS TECH is a must-have guide for citizens of the world to understand how the concentration of power, data, and control over the public space is already affecting our everyday lives, and what we can do about it—before it’s too late.



About the Author:

Jamie Bartlett is the bestselling author of The Dark Net, an examination of the hidden corners of the internet and Radicals: Outsiders Changing the World. He is the director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at the think-tank Demos, where he has written several pamphlets about the internet and democracy. He also writes on technology of the Spectator, and several other publications on how the internet is changing politics and society. In 2017 Jamie presented the two-part BBC TWO documentary series The Secrets of Silicon Valley. He lives in London. His TED talk about the dark net has over 2 million views.