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Monday, March 18, 2019

3/18/19 Great post show conversation with Vani Hari, New York Times best selling author and founder of FoodBabe.com about her latest book, Feeding You Lies - How to Unravel the Food Industry's Playbook and Reclaim Your Health


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Feeding You Lies: How to Unravel the Food Industry's Playbook and Reclaim Your Health is now available for pre-order at Barnes & Nobel and Amazon.com.

ABOUT VANI HARI (an excerpt from her website bio)

My name is Vani Hari, but I’m now better known as “The Food Babe.” For most of my life, I ate anything I wanted. I was a candy addict, drank soda, never ate green vegetables, frequented fast-food restaurants and ate an abundance of processed food. My typical American diet landed me where that diet typically does, in a hospital. It was then, in the hospital bed more than ten years ago, that I decided to make health my number one priority.

I used my new found inspiration for living a healthy life to drive my energy into investigating what is really in our food, how is it grown and what chemicals are used in its production. I didn’t go to nutrition school to learn this. I had to teach myself everything spending thousands of hours researching and talking to experts. As I began to learn more, I was no longer duped by big business marketing tactics, confused by lengthy food labels, and it became easier for me to live in this over-processed world. Most importantly, the more I learned and the more lessons I put into action, the better I felt and wanted to tell everyone about it! My hope for you is that by assimilating the information you learn on FoodBabe.com into your own life, you can experience a richer sense of health and well being than you ever imagined possible!

I started this blog in April of 2011 to share my healthy lifestyle with friends and family. Little did I know at the time, that this blog would change the world. My first name means voice in my native language, but I never thought I would be the person to carry the voice of millions. I am forever inspired by the number of people who not only want to change the quality of the food they are consuming but take control of their own food and health. Over the last four years, FoodBabe.com has become a powerful vehicle for change due to the dedication of those that come here to read and share the information they learn.

Through reading the investigations and information I post on FoodBabe.com, you can expect to learn the truth about harmful ingredients in processed foods and how to avoid the stuff the food industry is trying to hide! You will also learn how to make the right purchasing decisions in the grocery store so that you can create a life long habit of choosing healthy food. I would love you to join my personal email list to stay up to date on hidden truths the food industry doesn’t want you to know about and the big changes that are happening in our food supply.

Creating FoodBabe.com has shown me that it is possible to change the world. Over the past four years, I have seen friends, family members, and the Food Babe Army voting with their dollars like never before. When we all vote with our dollars by choosing to buy products that are sustainably produced, we actively shape the market place. Companies have no choice but to respond to us and improve the quality of their products. We have made some big changes thus far and there is still work to be done! I look forward to what the future holds. What are you waiting for? Join the Food Babe Army today!

I’d love to know you on a first name basis – come on over and introduce yourself on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Hearing from readers is the best part of my day!

Also be sure to check out the new company I founded called Truvani – we believe in real food without added chemicals, products without toxins and labels without lies.

3/18/19 @9:45am pst - Janeane spoke with palliative care physician Sunita Puri about her brilliantly written memoir from the front lines of an increasingly relevant field—and a moving meditation on life, death, and illness THAT GOOD NIGHT Life & Medicine in the Eleventh Hour

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with featured guest Sunita Puri!
“That Good Night is a timely and important work: an insider’s view of caring for the sickest patients and a moving exploration of life’s impermanence. Sunita Puri’s deft attention to language, both in her writing and in her work as a doctor, is a testament to the power of story, narrative, and context to help us make sense of life and its end.”
—Lucy Kalanithi, MD, widow of Paul Kalanithi, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling book When Breath Becomes Air

“A profound meditation on a problem many of us will face; worthy of being mentioned in the same breath as Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal.”
—Kirkus (starred review)

“Recognizing the complementary paths of science and spirituality, [Puri draws] upon the strength, support, and wisdom of her family’s beliefs and values—honoring life and accepting death—to help her patients make ‘eleventh-hour’ choices. . . . This is a powerful memoir, which Puri narrates with honesty, poise, and empathy.”
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

When Dr. Sunita Puri was a young medical student just learning the ropes, she did a rotation that changed everything for her. Palliative care—care that focuses on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of serious illness—was a relatively new specialty, but one that immediately drew her in. She found herself asking questions she’d never thought about before. 

  • What is a doctor’s obligation to a patient she cannot cure? 
  • What should be the balance between the technical and humanistic sides of medicine? 
  • Does a good doctor promise to do everything to save a patient’s life, or is she honest about medicine’s limits?

In THAT GOOD NIGHT: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour (Viking; Hardcover; On Sale: March 5, 2019), Puri weaves together evocative stories of her career and upbringing with tales of the patients she cares for—all from the front lines of an increasingly important field that has the potential to transform Western medicine. The result is a stunningly lyrical and poignant meditation on the role of medicine in helping us to live, and to die, well.

The American-born daughter of Indian immigrants, Puri knew from a young age that the gulf between her parents’ experiences and her own was impossible to bridge, save for two elements: medicine and spirituality. Between days spent waiting for her mother, an anesthesiologist, to exit the OR, and evenings spent in conversation with her parents about their faith, Puri witnessed the tension between medicine’s impulse to preserve life at all costs and a spiritual embrace of life’s impermanence. But as she followed her mother’s footsteps into medicine, she found herself falling into the trap of depersonalization, spending more time in front of books and computers than with patients. As she writes, “By unintentionally treating patients like a panoply of diagnoses, biological mysteries to be solved, I was losing sight of what had drawn me to medicine in the first place: the unique opportunity to become both a scientist and a humanist, translating book knowledge into relief of human suffering.” But in palliative care—in facing death head-on and embracing what much of medicine sought to erase—she found the meaning she had been searching for.

There is no harder diagnosis to process than fatal illness, and it is physicians like Puri who have the courage to step in at that crucial moment—not only to provide medical knowledge, but also to extend emotional support, and to ask important questions about a patient’s goals and values. In a country with an aging population, this type of care becomes more relevant than ever, and THAT GOOD NIGHT is an essential contribution to our ongoing conversation about healthcare, critical illness, and end of life care. With deep curiosity, empathy, and a novelist’s eye for detail, Puri describes her own experiences in the field, including how she navigates difficult conversations with patients and their families, the differences between palliative care and hospice, and how our health care and medical education systems can be improved to better serve the needs of patients at the end of life.

THAT GOOD NIGHT is an eloquent and intimate memoir; a fascinating look at the interplay between spirituality and medicine; and a frank discussion of how the medical field—with its emphasis on prolonging life at all costs—often fails to be truly focused on what the patient wants. Despite the weighty subject matter, it is ultimately a story of profound hope and compassion, arming readers with powerful tools to transform how we communicate with our doctors about what matters most.


Sunita Puri is the Medical Director of the Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care Service at the Keck Hospital and Norris Cancer Center of the University of Southern California, where she also serves as Chair of the Ethics Committee. She graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Anthropology and studied Modern History at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. She completed medical school and residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of California San Francisco, and fellowship training in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Stanford University. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Slate, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and JAMA - Internal Medicine. She has received writing fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, UCross Foundation, and Mesa Refuge. In 2018, she received the Etz Chaim Tree of Life Award from the USC Keck School of Medicine, awarded annually to a member of the faculty who, in the eyes of the campus community, models and provides humanistic and compassionate care.

THAT GOOD NIGHT: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour

Sunita Puri

Viking | On Sale: March 5, 2019 |

Also available as an e-book

For more information, please visit:

www.sunitapuri.com | www.penguinrandomhouse.com

Sunday, March 17, 2019

3/18/19 @9:15am pst - Director Cambria Matlow joined Janeane to talk about her film Woodsrider - A Season of Adventure and Discovery

Cambria Matlow, Director/Producer/Editor

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with featured guest Cambria Matlow!



"A beautifully and unobtrusively observed homage to the power and
of solitude."

- Matt Holzman, KCRW's The Document

"Hauntingly beautiful...Matlow's patient, unobtrusive camera and Ford's magnetism as a subject makes Woodsrider one of the most intimate docs you'll see this year."
- Walker Macmurdo, Willamette Week

2017 Portland Film Festival
2017 Santa Cruz Film Festival (World Premiere) - WINNER, Best Experimental Feature
2016 Northwest Filmmakers Festival, local preview
2016 Eastern Oregon Film Festival, secret WIP screening
2016 Visions du Reel, Market Library

Tenacious, 19 year-old Sadie Ford operates within the poetic persona of a searching pioneer. Her footsteps track over the town of Government Camp's mountain landscape, her dog Scooter her only constant companion. Deep among the Douglas firs Sadie snowshoes to build her nestled tent site, a place she feels more at ease than anywhere with four walls. Riding sessions and house parties in town provide breaths of social interaction and connection, but otherwise she chooses to spend time in solitude. Sadie's simple quest for joy is tempered by melancholy when increasingly warm temperatures on the mountain cause rain to replace snow, and the winter season grows shorter.
Striking a youthful yet elegiac tone, WOODSRIDER is a meditative film about identity, home, and the way that human experience echoes that of the natural world.

WOODSRIDER was written, directed and edited by Cambria Matlow and produced by Matlow, Janique Robillard, and Richard Beer. Uncork'd Entertainment will release the film digitally on March 12 (iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, Fandango Now, Xbox and local Cable Providers). The film has a running time of 83 minutes and will not be rated by the MPAA.

To view the trailer, go to: https://vimeo.com/306102229/93c9d94f59

Cambria Matlow is an Oregon-based film director, producer, and editor whose work seeks meaning in charged moments of stillness and values the emotional experiences created from atmosphere and mood. In her films, intimate interactions and environmental realities reveal hard-to-name personal and political truths.

Her latest film, WOODSRIDER (2017), an immersive portrait of a female snowboarder on Mt Hood, recently premiered at the Santa Cruz Film Festival, where it was awarded Best Experimental Feature. BURNING IN THE SUN (2010), about a young man who starts a local solar energy business in Mali, West Africa, was her directorial debut. The film was selected for IFP’s Documentary Lab and Independent Film Week, broadcast on Al Jazeera and PBS, and seen in festivals worldwide, including Rooftop Films, FICMA Barcelona, New York African Film Festival and Addis Int’l Film Festival, eventually winning the Cinema for Peace International Green Film Award in Berlin.

Her work has been awarded grants and residencies from LEF Foundation, Brooklyn Arts Council, Experimental Television Center, the Puffin Foundation, NW Documentary, and Playa/Oregon Film. Cambria holds a Certificate in Film Production from Burlington College in Vermont and a B.A. in Hispanic Studies from Columbia University. Her current projects include MATRESCENCE, a short essay film made in conjunction with NW Documentary’s anthology project ‘Canopy Stories’; a new personal documentary about her sister’s conflicted relationship with a long-lost Ecuadorian father; and a narrative feature-length script for an environmental fable about Mexican women set in the high desert of 1855 in South Central Oregon. She is an instructor with NW Documentary and Open Signal, and a leader for the Portland, OR chapter of Film Fatales.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

3/18/19 9:30am pst - Experienced and respected writer E.A. Aymar is releasing a new thriller, The Unrepentant

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E.A. Aymar’s most recent thriller, The Unrepentant, was published in March of 2019 by Down and Out Books. His other thrillers include the novel-in-stories The Night of the Flood (in which he served as co-editor and contributor), as well as I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead and You’re As Good As Dead.

Aymar’s column, “Decisions and Revisions,” appears monthly in the Washington Independent Review of Books, and he is also the Managing Editor of The Thrill Begins, ITW’s online resource for aspiring and debut thriller writers. In addition to ITW, he is a member of the Mystery Writers of America and SinC.

Aymar also runs the Noir at the Bar series for Washington, D.C., and has hosted and spoken at a variety of crime fiction, writing, and publishing events nationwide. He was born in Panama and now lives and writes in the D.C./MD/VA triangle.

E.A. Aymar is represented by Michelle Richter with Fuse Literary.

(photo credit: Marian Lozano Photography)

Experienced and respected writer E.A. Aymar is releasing a new thriller, The Unrepentant (March 4 from Down and Out Books), that examines the dark corners of the human mind. It’s one of those books that is almost stressful because you feel like part of the gripping story!

E.A. Aymar talks about his extensive research into the crime and sex trafficking aspects of book or the theme of violence that runs through the book, how a shooting at his son’s daycare influenced it.

When eighteen-year old Charlotte Reyes escapes a predatory group of men, she teams up with a former soldier to take them down. Aymar put in extensive research into sex trafficking when writing this book, and drew on personal experiences of violence.


3/18/19 @9am pst - Clinical Hypnotherapist Georgia Foster joined host Janeane to talk about her latest book Drink Less in 7 Days

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with featured guest Georgia Foster!

Clinical Hypnotherapist Georgia Foster has been a long sought after expert commenter on the subject of how to drink less in her home country of Australia, and in the UK where she now lives. February is "boost your self esteem month" and her angle on drinking too much is that people think self-critically and unhealthfully which leads to over-drinking, so her message has particular resonance this time of year! Here she is last January on Sky News (major London news source) talking about binge drinking and why culture’s of drinking occur: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56nHHZV4vk8

She released her new research-based guidebook, “Drink Less in 7 Days” (Red Door Publishing, February 1, 2019) to assist a unique and often neglected audience: those who feel like they are drinking too much but who are by no means alcoholics.

A specialist in the myriad of unique problem-drinking behaviors, Foster sought to create a personalized approach to cutting back alcohol consumption. By addressing the emotional roots of over-drinking behaviors, Foster can help rewire your brain to enjoy alcohol in moderation instead of using it as a crutch.

In an interview Georgia discusses:

The importance of focusing on our thinking (instead of our drinking) in managing alcohol consumption

  • Her own background with emotional drinking
  • The role an “Inner Critic” plays in our drinking habits
  • How some former “problem drinkers” are able to manage drinking without cutting it out completely
  • Hypnotherapy and its role in her 7-day drinking program

Increased alcohol consumption in society today is rarely out of the news. But it seems that most therapies and therapists offer an all-or-nothing solution—give up completely or give in to the drink. However, for those of us who would like to reduce our intake without giving up completely, clinical hypnotherapist Georgia Foster offers a middle way—and even better, it takes just seven days! Georgia is a world-leading therapist, specializing in overdrinking behavior (as well as anxiety and self-esteem and other issues). Her drink less courses have a high success rate (95% of attendees report reduced alcohol consumption) and here she shares the secrets of this success. Georgia uses short questionnaires and tick boxes to help the reader establish how they currently relate to alcohol and then gives simple, practical steps to help the reader take back control of their drinking.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Sunday, March 3, 2019

3/4/19 @9:30am pst - accomplished photographer and visual artist Andrea Pritchard joined Janeane on KUCI 88.9fm

Photojournalists Alexandra Avakian, Carol Guzy and Yunghi Kim reveal their stories. What drives them to the frontline and keeps them returning. A documentary that gives insight into a very small group of brave and passionate women committed to the engagement of conflict, even after all the other cameras are gone. An intimate portrait about a select group of story tellers. A documentary by Andrea Pritchard

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Andrea Pritchard is an accomplished photographer and visual artist. Her background having touched on, includes all aspects of visual arts, which translates into dynamic and striking imagery. She is a Fine Arts graduate from John Abbott College. Holds a Graduate Degree in Visual Journalism and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University, Montreal. Her images document and capture evocative and emotional moments.

Andrea began photographing and documenting at the age of seven. This evolving passion has been a constant thread throughout her life. She has been a designer, art director, creative director and has worked with and mentored many talented artists.

Her work has been featured at the National War Museum of Ottawa as part of the exhibit "Vimy – Beyond the Battle”. Andrea’s telling portrait of Carol Guzy is featured as part of the Nikon Ambassadors program. She has been a contributor to The Link Newspaper and her work has also been featured on several photography sites including, Exposure, Art of Mob, The Whole Story, Adore Chroma Magazine. She has exhibited at Concordia University, John Abbott College, Desjardins, the Segal Center and The Story of the Creative New York, among others. She was nominated for a JUNO for her album design work for April Wine. Andrea is the creator and director of RISK: Women on the Frontline.

Andrea Pritchard, Carol Guzy, Alexandra Avakian, Yunghi Kim