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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Talking with Filmmaker Logan Hendricks on Get the FUNK Out!


Filmmaker Logan Hendricks joined me to talk about his touching film "Love at a Certain Age." 
If you missed our conversation on KUCI 88.9fm, you can listen here.

Filmmakers Logan Hendricks and Kyle Clark have worked in film and television the past ten years. Together their work has been featured on numerous networks and has won several awards. Although they’ve both worked on documentaries in various capacities, this is their first feature film.

Watch the trailer here!

“Single life is not good. I’d rather have a girlfriend than be single…It’s an empty feeling. Did you ever wake up and say where am I, or where I should go, I gotta look at a telephone book. You ever get that feeling where you’re absolutely lost? I can’t explain that feeling but that’s the feeling I have when I’m not with somebody. You’ll have the same problem. I might be an old fart but still you’ll go through the same thing.”
-Gilbert Delgado, 72

Think dating is hard when you're 20? Try 70, 80, or even 100. You're old. You don't see quite as well. Hair grows where it shouldn't. You want to find someone to share your remaining days with but you're running out of time.

Gilbert Delgado just broke up with his on-again-off-again girlfriend of seven years. He's single, 72 and on the prowl. As eccentric as he is stubborn, divorced three times but still undeterred, he's unabashedly driven to find the love of his life.

Max Steinberg is a grieving widower. He loves to laugh, he loves to drive, but most importantly he loves to dance. Oh, and he happens to be 101 years old. No longer secure in the comfort of a sixty-year marriage, Max struggles to find meaning and companionship without his late wife.

When Dick Trerice met his wife Vi it was love at first sight. That was over seventy years ago. Decades of marriage have been met by struggles with health, but throughout, they’ve always had the support of each other. Now great-grandparents, and armed with a love that has only grown deeper with time, they show us love really does get better with age.

Set in sunny Florida, Love at a Certain Age allows us a rare glimpse into senior homes, fraternities, bars and community centers. The stories in this film will affirm intimacy, sex, and true love are not exclusive to the young. And that life really does begin after 65.

Friday, May 10, 2013

UCI's Dr. Sarah Pressman joins me on Get the FUNK Out! (Look at that HAPPY Face!)

If you missed Dr. Pressman on my show today,
you can hear the entire show here.

About Dr. Sarah Pressman
Dr. Pressman is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Irvine. Her research focuses on the associations between social relationships, emotions and physical health, with a focus on the underlying physiological and behavioral processes that might connect positive emotions to wellbeing. She has published in a variety of well regarded peer-reviewed journals (e.g., Psychological Science, Psychological Bulletin, Health Psychology), and her work has been featured in top media outlets like the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CBS, USNews and many other popular magazines and papers. Among her numerous awards from psychological societies and universities, one of Dr. Pressman's papers was selected as one of the most cited and influential papers in the field of Psychiatry and Psychology.

Dr. Pressman seeks to understand if and how positive emotions are beneficial for objective physical health and longevity. She has done extensive reviews of the literature to better understand this relationship, and has more recently examined this association at the worldwide level with Gallup. Her experimental work has also focused on the possible pathways by which positive emotions, such as feeling excited, happy, or calm, might “get under the skin” to influence biology. These diverse physiological pathways have included immune function, cardiovascular activity, and neuroendocrine pathways.

Dr. Pressman is also interested in the role of positive psychosocial factors in the stress process. Is it the case that positive emotions buffer an individual’s reactivity or recovery to psychological stressors? Is this one pathway by which positive individuals have longer, healthier lives? Her current research focuses on examining the properties of both emotion and social relationships in laboratory stress scenarios, as well as in the real world with the goal of trying to better understand these resilience factors.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

On the second half of my show...Nutrition Educator and Plant-Based Food Specialist Shelly Kays Detken!



Special guest Shelly Kays Detken
on the second half of today's show!


If you missed my conversation with Shelly, you can listen here.

A Bio from Shelly Detken...
Nearly 7 years ago I embarked on a personal journey to address some minor yet life-altering health issues which doctors were either unable or unwilling to fix. They merely prescribed medication without so much as the question, “What is your diet like?” It didn’t take long before I was fed up with taking meds I knew were unhealthy, had undesirable side effects, and did nothing to address the underlying causes. At this point I took matters into my own hands and began researching health and disease. The information I came across consistently related to food; that our diet is most often the cause of most afflictions from which people suffer in industrialized countries, not to mention the extra pounds most people seem to be carrying. I thought I was a healthy eater, so this was very surprising to me. However, the more I researched and looked at the actual science, I realized I was consuming anything but a healthy diet.

 Long story short – once I ceased taking any medications I knew weren’t helping, and changed my diet to one that comprised of primarily whole, plant-based foods – everything changed! No longer do I suffer from migraines, sleepless nights, 3-4 colds a year (now its zero!), depression, horrible periods with an erratic menstrual cycle, and unexplained pain (diagnosed as Fibromyalgia). In addition to learning about the connection between disease and nutrition, I became sadly aware of the frighteningly deleterious effects raising animal foods has on our planet. Thus began my quest to learn all I could about nutrition and health, hopeful that I would help others by empowering them to take control of their health as I did. I LOVE cooking healthy, vegan foods and helping others do the same! A few of my favorite things: animals – apes especially; spending time with my family; cooking and eating; sunshine; yoga and fitness; hiking; books; interior decorating; sunflowers; ladybugs, butterflies and dragonflies; trees; listening to my amazing daughter Cambria singhttp://soundcloud.com/cambriadetken; traveling – especially to Hawaii; NFL – Go Broncos!; growing our own food in our Tower Garden https://plantiful.towergarden.com/ - to name a few!

Qualifications:
Certified in Plant Based Nutrition, T. Colin Campbell Foundation and Cornell University
Clayton College of Natural Health – Holistic Nutrition
Certified in Diet & Lifestyle Intervention, The Wellness Forum Institute for Health Studies
The Wellness Forum Institute for Health Studies – courses completed or in process:
Gastrointestinal Disorders
Dietary Supplements
Business for Health-Related Professions
Nutritional Issues & Controversies
Nutrition and Cancer
Women’s Health
Autoimmune Disorders

On the first half of this week's show, special guest Adam Leipzig!


On this week's show, special guest Adam Leipzig from 9:00-9:30am!

If you missed Adam on my show, you can listen to the entire conversation here.

About Adam Leipzig...

Movie Producer and Publisher

Adam shares what he's learned in the entertainment industry as a producer, writer and entrepreneur. He publishes the popular online magazine Cultural Weekly, has produced or distributed 25 movies, launched more than 300 theatre plays and performance events,written for the New York Times and other publications, designed and built 4 successful businesses, and consulted with dozens more.

Results from Disney to Penguins

Adam has worked with “Top 10” worldwide brands such as National Geographic and Disney, and some of his movies have also become household names, including March of the Penguins, Dead Poets Society and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. Collectively, Adam’s projects have generated over $2 billion in revenue on $300 million production spending. Twice in his career he has been responsible for the year’s most profitable motion picture.

Creating Massive Value

Adam is expert at training people how to design ideal environments for creativity, because the ideal environment drives massive value. People and companies who work with him have achieved immense profits and growth. Adam gratefully shares his career highlights with the others who participated, because no person ever does anything alone (one of Adam’s principles is always building and supporting your team):

• As President of National Geographic Films, transforming the company into a full-service operation, and obtaining $125 million in financing.

• As Senior Vice President, Walt Disney Studios, participating in the company's growth from 6 to 20 movies a year.

• As Publisher of Cultural Weekly, launching an online magazine and lifestyle brand aimed at supporting creativity and elevating our cultural discussion.

• As an advisor, working with Rand McNally to design and develop new products for new markets.

• As Producer and Dramaturg, building the Los Angeles Theatre Center, a 4-theatre, 1200-seat performing arts complex.

• As an entrepreneur and "intra-preneur," launching and operating 4 successful businesses.

• As a producer and executive, working with great actors including Tom Hanks, Ed Harris, Saoirse Ronan, Drew Barrymore, Bruce Willis, Robin Williams, and Elijah Wood; talented directors including Robert Altman, Peter Weir, Peter Yates, Cherien Dabis, Lu Chuan, Julie Taymor, Luc Jacquet, Jon Turteltaub, and Joe Johnston; and superb writers, including Jon Robin Baitz, David Henry Hwang, Michael Frayn, William Mastrosimone, Donald Freed, Miguel PiƱero, and Luis Valdez.