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Monday, September 18, 2017

Mitch Horowitz, a vice president and executive editor at Penguin Random House, discusses the remarkable work by Napoleon Hill, "The Path to Personal Power" and "How to Own Your Own Mind." Mitch discusses never-before-published lessons that can apply to anyone, in any context. Listen to today's show below!

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THE PATH TO PERSONAL POWER (a TarcherPerigee paperback; on sale July 18th, 2017) by the bestselling author of THINK AND GROW RICH, Napoleon Hill.

In this compilation of never-before-published lessons transcribed from his own private discussions with billionaire Andrew Carnegie, Hill offers much-needed motivation to help readers create a detailed plan for achieving their dreams, with easy-to-follow instructions on how to:

  • Discover their own DEFINITENESS OF PURPOSE
  • Transform this DEFINITENESS OF PURPOSE into its physical equivalent
  • Reach their ultimate goal by completing small, daily tasks
  • Create specific habits and acquire character traits that will lead to success
  • Apply the practical use of the MASTER MIND PRINCIPLE in marriage, business, and spiritual life
  • Use specific methods of GOING THE EXTRA MILE in their professional and personal lives

TarcherPerigee’s executive editor Mitch Horowitz discusses this remarkable work by Napoleon Hill.

author: Occult AmericaOne Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Shaped Modern Life

narrator: Alcoholics AnonymousThe Jefferson Bible

host: Origins; Midnight Archive

Locked in a vault since 1941, here is Napoleon Hill's definitive lesson on how to organize your thinking to attain success!

In How to Own Your Mind, you receive a one-of-a-kind master class in how to think for success from motivational pioneer and author of Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill. In three compelling chapters, Hill demonstrates how to organize, prioritize, and act on information so that it translates into opportunity.

Knowledge is not power. Only applied knowledge is power. This book teaches you how to use what you know, and how to know what’s worth knowing.

“The name Napoleon Hill is synonymous with practical advice on how to get ahead.”—Mitch Horowitz, CNBC.com


A writer and publisher with a lifelong interest in man’s search for meaning, Mitch is a PEN Award-winning historian and the author of books including Occult America (Bantam); One Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life (Crown); and Mind As Builder: The Positive-Mind Metaphysics of Edgar Cayce (A.R.E. Press).

Mitch has written on everything from the secret life of Ronald Reagan to the war on witches for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Salon, Politico, and Time.com. He is the host of ORIGINS: SUPERSTITIONS, and he narrates audio books including Alcoholics Anonymous.

Mitch is a vice-president and executive editor at Penguin Random House, where he publishes authors, living and dead, including David Lynch and Manly P. Hall.

Mitch and his wife raise two sons in New York City.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Linda Stasi, New York Daily News columnist and NY1 "What a Week" co-host has a doozy of a thriller coming Sept. 19 called, "The Book of Judas." Linda joined host Janeane Bernstein 9/18 to talk about her latest work and more!

From hard-hitting New York Daily News columnist Linda Stasi comes Book of Judas, a riveting religious thriller
featuring beloved protagonist Alessandra Russo.

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Linda talks about her continent-hopping research project over 5 years - Israel to Rome to her hometown bank in New York - to uncover what may be one of the greatest revelations to be made in decades, if not centuries, about the Christian faith - Jesus and Judas and their "real" relationship.

The Book of Judas (September 19, 2017) is a tour de force. Linda had more than 200 fans waiting in line at Book Expo of America at the Javitz Center a few weeks ago, to get the first of her signed advance reader copies.

There's not a brighter fire-cracker in Manhattan than Linda! The New York Times has interviewed her several times already about Donald Trump because she covered him before anybody was...and she knows how to deliver pithy quotes for interviews!

 New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille says the book “will take your breath away.” And New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline calls Linda "a modern-day Damon Runyon ... You won't be able to put down Book of Judas, and you'll root for Russo through this gritty, breakneck thriller against a vivid backdrop worth of The Da Vinci Code.”

About The Book of Judas
When her infant son is placed in mortal danger, New York City reporter Alessandra Russo is forced to save him by tracking down the missing pages of the Gospel of Judas, a heretical manuscript that was unearthed in Al-Minya, Egypt in the 1970's. The manuscript declares that Judas was not the betrayer, but the beloved, of Jesus. The Gospel disappeared, only to turn up decades later, rotted beyond repair in a Long Island bank deposit box. Rumors ran rampant that the most important pages had been stolen.

Do the lost pages reveal a secret that will challenge Christianity's very belief about the creation of life, or even the power to unleash Armageddon? What if such explosive documents fell into the hands of modern-day terrorists, dictators, or religious fanatics?

During her investigation, Alessandra is plunged into a dark world of murder, conspiracy, sexual depravity, and most importantly, a race against the clock to save her own child.

New York City reporter Alessandra Russo is pulled into yet another intrigue; this time her friend Roy inherits a strange religious manuscript, tightly protected in a mysteriously locked tube. Rumors run rampant that these are missing pages from a rotted codex, the heretical Gospel of Judas, which postulated that Judas was not the betrayer, but the beloved of Jesus. Alessandra’s interest in the manuscript is truly piqued when she is faced with tragedy no mother should experience, and must track down the missing pages of the Gospel to set things right. Do the lost pages reveal a secret that will challenge Christianity's very belief about the creation of life, or even the power to unleash Armageddon? What if such explosive documents fell into the hands of modern-day terrorists, dictators, or religious fanatics? Can Alessandra crack the code and learn what the Gospel of Judas is truly saying to the faithful? During her investigation, Alessandra is plunged into a dark world of murder, conspiracy, sexual depravity, and most importantly, a race against the clock to save her own child.

LINDA STASI, the popular and well-read columnist for the New York Daily News, and previously for the New York Post, has also been an on-camera TV co-host with Mark Simone for the past 18 years on NY 1 - Spectrum’s “What a Week!” She was named “One of the Fifty Most Powerful Women in NYC” and has won numerous awards. She is a two-time winner of Best Column by the Newswomen’s Club of NY, Best Humor Columnist, and named Woman of the Year by the Boys Town of Italy for her charitable work such as driving a tractor-trailer in an 18-truck convoy from NYC to the gulf states with hurricane relief supplies.

Stasi has appeared on TV talk shows and news channels such as The Today Show, Good Morning America, Hardball, Good Day New York, The O’Reilly Factor, and The View, as well as CNN, Fox News, MSNBC news shows, and many others. She has appeared several times on “Coast to Coast” with George Noory and is a regular guest on I Radio’s nationally broadcast Mark Simone Show, and countless others around the country. Brash, funny and opinionated, the acerbic Stasi’s first novel, The Sixth Station, published in January of 2013 by Forge Books was hailed as, “A helluva religious thriller,” by Nelson DeMille, while Steve Berry said, “You’ll be grabbing the pages so tight your knuckles will turn white!” Booklist said of the book, “Dan Brown and Steve Berry fans have another controversial novel in which to lose themselves.” For The Sixth Station, Stasi was selected as a finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark Award.

Stasi has also authored five non-fiction books – Looking Good Is the Best Revenge, A Field Guide to Impossible Men, Simply Beautiful, Boomer Babes, and Scotto Sunday Suppers. Not afraid to say what’s on her mind in her popular Wednesdays and full-page Sunday columns in the New York Daily News, which has a print readership of more than 650,000 on Sundays, and millions of digital readers daily. Linda Stasi’s husband, Sid Davidoff, has been named to City & State’s “100 Most Powerful,” and they were the first couple ever married by NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio. Her daughter Jessica Rovello was named by INC Magazine as the top CEO of the Best Company to Work For in the USA, Arkadium.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

9/11 9:45am, Janeane speaks with Author Julia Cameron about her latest book, LIFE LESSONS: 125 Prayers and Meditations.

LIFE LESSONS: 125 Prayers and Meditations (a TarcherPerigee hardcover; on sale August 15, 2017) by Julia Cameron, author of the international bestseller, The Artist’s Way – and thought you would like to have her on for an interview.

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This approachable compilation of divine expressions is designed for those who often find that they are at a loss for words when it comes to prayer. Drawing on her own liberating conception of God, Cameron offers readers a corrective to commonly held misconceptions of the divine.

Within these pages, readers will discover expressions of spiritual comfort that will help them:

· Cope with the loss of a loved one

· Bring order to their lives

· Become aware of everyday beauty

· Stop self-criticism

· Overcome loneliness

This book of prayers and affirmations by bestselling author of The Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron, is full of inspiration and encouragement. Beautifully packaged, these pocket prayers are perfect for carrying around or sharing as a gift.

All too often we yearn for a more spiritual life but tell ourselves it’s too difficult. But the smallest prayer is heard and answered. The simplest overture meets with a loving response. Each of the prayers in this book is a starting point. Taken collectively, they offer an approach to God that is powerful as well as simple. These prayers not only allow us to reach out to God, but they allow God to reach out to us.

The book is called Life Lessons because each entry is a corrective to commonly held misconceptions of the divine. Like the postures assumed in hatha yoga, they stretch us gently. Through these prayers, we learn more of ourselves and the divine.

9/11 9:30am pst - Author Shannon Kaiser joins host Janeane Bernstein to talk about her book, "THE SELF-LOVE EXPERIMENT: Fifteen Principles for Becoming More Kind, Compassionate, and Accepting of Yourself."

Fifteen Principles for Becoming More Kind, Compassionate,
and Accepting of Yourself
By Shannon Kaiser

TarcherPerigee Paperback 

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SHANNON KAISER is the author of Adventures for Your Soul: 21 Ways to Transform Your Habits and Reach Your Full Potential, Find Your Happy: An Inspirational Guide to Loving Life to the Fullest, and Find Your Happy Daily Mantras: 365 Days of Motivation for a Happy, Peaceful and Fulfilling Life. She has been named among the "top 100 women to watch in wellness" by Mind Body Green. She is a seven-time contributing author to Chicken Soup for the Soul and an international life coach and speaker. Learn more at www.playwiththeworld.com.

In our constant quest to be happier, skinnier, smarter, and more wealthy – outward expressions of achievement in our society – we’re living our daily lives based on some notion that we aren’t enough as we are. The fact is that many of us just don’t like ourselves all that much: 90% of women reportedly hate their bodies, twice as many American women than men are on antidepressants, and studies estimate 10 million women and girls suffer from eating disorders. We go out of our way to sabotage ourselves in myriad ways by picking the wrong partner, overeating, overspending, or overworking. We’re suffering from a self-care deficit, and Shannon Kaiser knows it’s a time we made a change.

An international empowerment coach and bestselling wellness author, Kaiser struggled first hand with eating disorders, drug addictions, corporate burnout, and depression. Self-criticism and loathing formed the backbone of Shannon’s relationship with herself. Having successfully turned her life around for the better, Kaiser knows personal development is not a one-size-fits-all journey. In her new release, THE SELF-LOVE EXPERIMENT: Fifteen Principles for Becoming More Kind, Compassionate, and Accepting of Yourself (on sale August 29, 2017; TarcherPerigee Paperback), she shares the personal challenge she designed to explore the self-harming beliefs that were holding her back, and learn how to take action, lighten up, and increase her self-confidence, self-acceptance, and accountability. A compassionate guide, The Self-Love Experiment instead provides the tools to help readers make the most out of life.

Part memoir, part psychological study, part inspirational personal development guide, THE SELF-LOVE EXPERIMENT invites readers to dedicate themselves to self-care, self-compassion, and self-acceptance, as they learn to become their own best friend.

9/11 9:15am pst - David Palma, author of TAKING CHARGE OF CANCER, joins host Janeane Bernstein live on 9/11 at 9:15 AM PT

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Dr. David Palmer, author of "Taking Charge of Cancer: What You Need to Know to Get the Best Treatment," joins host Janeane Bernstein 9/11 at 9:15am.

Written by a radiation oncologist and cancer researcher, Taking Charge of Cancer offers an insider’s guide to understanding and receiving the best treatment options, choosing the right medical team, and approaching this difficult time with knowledge and hope.Taking Charge of Cancer is a different type of book for cancer patients—one that goes beyond the cancer information that is currently available, allowing anyone to truly take control of your cancer treatment. David Palma, MD, PhD, is a radiation oncologist and cancer researcher, focusing on the treatment of lung cancer, head and neck cancer, and metastatic cancers.


Dr. David Palma, MD, PhD is a radiation oncologist and cancer researcher at the London Health Sciences Center in Canada. He holds degrees from Harvard University, the VU University in Amsterdam, Western University, and Queen’s University in Canada . He completed his Radiation Oncology residency in Vancouver, Canada.

Dr. Palma’s clinical practice focuses on the treatment of lung cancer and head-and-neck cancers. He lives in London, Canada, with his wife Dr. Cheryl Smits, a family doctor, and their 3 children. He is an avid marathon runner and is an Ironman triathlete.

9/11 9:00am pst - Michael Kotick is running in the 48th District for Orange County's hotly contested Congressional race! He joins host Janeane Bernstein 9/11/17 at 9:00am pst!

Fortune 100 Executive and Global Business Strategist
brings needed experience to flip the seat. 

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LAGUNA BEACH, CA – Fortune 100 Executive Michael Kotick (D – Orange County) has launched his campaign for the U.S. Congress in California’s 48th Congressional District.

Michael Kotick has an impressive track record. At 33, he has developed and managed over $1 billion dollars of business. He became one of the youngest executives in Fortune 100’s NestlĂ© pioneering new business models, and he designed and implemented an ongoing Orange County-based national program that addresses two critical issues: veteran employment and an auto industry technician shortage.Michael Kotick is also author of a new book that outlines business strategies for the ever-evolving digital and social media age

"Opportunities for our future are being neglected. I am running for office because the politics of yesterday are not the solutions for tomorrow. Business is evolving in unprecedented ways, along with the skills required to support its growth. We need to unite in action to ensure our economy thrives and our compassion for community deepens. I will fight for families and businesses in Orange County so they are protected, healthy, and prepared to succeed."

Through fresh leadership and the courage of conviction, Michael Kotick is dedicated to moving Orange County forward. He now asks Orange County voters to join his Congressional campaign to best represent the needs and hopes of California’s 48th District.

About Michael Kotick 
Michael Kotick is a New Generation leader. At 33, the southern California native and Laguna Beach resident has developed and managed over $1 billion dollars in business, while skyrocketing through the ranks of Fortune 100 giant NestlĂ© to become one of its youngest executives. Michael is also author of an innovative new book on business development in a digital and social media age. Declaring his Democratic candidacy for California’s 48th Congressional race, he brings a refreshing, candid voice to his District (Orange County): “Walls of no height nor intolerance to any degree will shield Americans from the need to advance in this increasingly complex world. Orange County can become a shining example of our nation’s strength and a united voice for our future.” 

Michael Kotick’s long-standing interest in business and public policy is built upon a formal economics education and includes two postgraduate degrees -- an MBA in Marketing and Finance from Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business, and a Masters in Global Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He also has a Behavioral Economics Certification from Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In almost every year of business and schooling, Michael Kotick has received accolades for his leadership. He created a pioneering Orange County corporate partnership that guarantees job interviews for US Army Veterans when challenged to help solve an automotive industry labor shortage. He co-founded a new chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He was Student Body President in high school, Class President at Michigan State University, Student Body President while receiving his MBA, and helped his team win a Division One Big 10 Soccer Championship. 

At this critical time, Michael Kotick is inspired to public service. Encouraged by fellow business leaders, colleagues and family, he now asks Orange County voters to join his Congressional campaign to best represent the values and interests of California’s 48th District. 

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Jake Shimabukuro just called in to our KUCI studios to talk to Janeane Bernstein about his up-coming gig at the Irvine Barclay Theatre - Irvine, CA Friday, Sep 08, 2017 - 8:00PM

Jake Shimabukuro

Irvine Barclay Theatre - Irvine, CA

Friday, Sep 08, 2017 - 8:00PM

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About Jake Shimabukuro

Jake Shimabukuro can still vividly remember the first time he held a ukulele, at age four. It was an encounter that would shape his destiny and give the world one of the most exceptional and innovative uke players in the history of the instrument—an artist who has drawn comparisons to musical titans such as Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis.

“My mom played, and I kept bugging her to teach me,” he recalls. “So one day we sat down on the floor and she put her old Kamaka ukulele in my hands. I remember being so nervous. Then she showed me how to strum the strings and taught me my first chord. I fell in love with the ukulele immediately. From that day on, you had to pry the instrument away from me in order to get me to do anything else.”

That first brush with musical fate took place in Honolulu, Hawai’i, where Jake was born and still makes his home. Growing up, he studied and played a number of other musical instruments—drums, piano and guitar. “But none of those instruments spoke to me the way the ukulele did,” he says. “There was something about the uke that was different. Music was my passion, but I had no idea that I could make it as a musician. I always thought that maybe I’d be a school teacher and incorporate music into the classroom, rather than being on a stage performing in front of people.”

Of course, Shimabukuro would end up performing on many of the world’s most renowned stages. Starting his career in Hawai’i, he took his inspiration from some of the islands’ great uke players—Eddie Kamae, Ohta-San and Peter Moon. But he quickly expanded his scope from there, drawing influences from across the musical spectrum.

“As I got older,” he says, “I realized that I could also learn from guitar players, drummers, violinists, pianists, singers and even dancers. And then I started to observe athletes. Athletes are artists too. I was heavily influenced by people like Bruce Lee and Michael Jordan – applying their philosophy and intense, mental focus to music performance.”

As a member of the group Pure Heart, Shimabukuro became a local phenomenon. From Hawai’i, his fame next spread to Japan. He was signed to Epic Records (Sony/Japan) in 2001 as a solo artist. It was the start of what would become a deep catalog of solo albums, noted for their dazzling fretwork, ambitious repertoire and wistful melodicism. And in 2005, Shimabukuro became an international phenomenon when a video of him performing the George Harrison song “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” went viral on YouTube.

“At the time, I didn’t even know what YouTube was,” Jake laughs. “Nobody did, especially in Hawai’i. But I had some friends who were going to college on the mainland and they sent me a link to the video. By the time I saw it, it already had millions of views. My name wasn’t even on it then. All it said was ‘Asian guy shreds on ukulele,’ or something like that. That’s what opened up the doors to touring in North America, Europe, Asia and beyond. It was a big turning point for me.”

By adapting a guitar hero anthem for the ukulele (Eric Clapton had played lead guitar on the Beatles’ original recording) Shimabukuro made a significant statement: The ukulele, with its humble four strings and modest two-octave range, is an instrument limited only by the imagination and creativity of the person playing it. Along with his own original compositions, Jake became noted for his solo uke arrangements of such varied pieces as Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Schubert’s “Ave Maria” and Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”

“A lot of those are just songs that I really love,” he says. “I’d sit at home and work out how to play some of them on the ukulele. A lot of it is for my own curiosity. I always wondered, ‘Man, what would “Bohemian Rhapsody” sound like on a ukulele?’ And then it’s my stubborn nature not to give up until I’d figured out how to do it.”

Widespread acclaim brought high-visibility collaborations with a wide range of artists including Yo-Yo Ma, Jimmy Buffett, Bette Midler, Cyndi Lauper, Jack Johnson, Ziggy Marley, Dave Koz, Michael McDonald, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Tommy Emmanuel, and Marty Friedman. Jake Shimabukuro has topped Billboard’s World Music Chart on numerous occasions, and has sold out prestigious venues and festivals such as the Hollywood Bowl, Lincoln Center, Sydney Opera House, Wolf Trap, Bonnaroo, SXSW, and the Playboy Jazz Festival. He even played for Queen Elizabeth II at The Royal Variety Performance in Blackpool, England.

Shimabukuro’s busy touring schedule—140 dates a year—is complemented by a rich and varied catalog of albums that capture the many moods of the uke. His most recent CD, Nashville Sessions, is one of his most adventurous, multifaceted and engaging records to date, blending elements of jazz virtuosity with heartfelt melodicism.

A husband and father of two, Jake balances his stellar career with
family life and community service. He travels to schools around the world spreading positive messages to young people, encouraging them to live drug free and find their passion—just as he did at age four when his mother gave him his first ukulele lesson. In the time since then, he has played a key role in the current revival of interest in the ukulele.

“When I first started touring the mainland,” he recalls, “everybody would say, ‘Oh man, I didn’t know you could play that kind of music on that thing.’ But now there are so many iconic artists playing the ukulele, like Paul McCartney, Eddie Vedder, Train, Jimmy Buffett, Michael McDonald, Dave Mathews and Taylor Swift. Even popular cartoons like ‘Peg + Cat’ and ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ have ukulele soundtracks. The popularity of the ukulele keeps growing every year. And I’m constantly discovering new sounds, styles and expressive possibilities within the instrument through projects like the Nashville Sessions album. By the time we finished that recording, I already had tons of ideas for the next album. I can’t wait to get back into the studio and experiment some more.”