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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Sallie Krawcheck, cofounder and CEO of Ellevest, an innovative digital investment platform designed to help women reach their financial goals, joined Janeane Monday 1/30/17 to talk about her book "Own It: The Power of Women at Work"



If you missed Sallie Krawcheck on today's show, 
listen to our conversation here!



In her first book, OWN IT: The Power of Women at Work, former Wall Street powerhouse-turned-entrepreneur Sallie Krawcheck invites readers to throw out stale (read: male) definitions of what success looks like and embrace the qualities that make them amazing collaborators, extraordinary leaders, and invaluable assets to their companies. Before launching Ellevest, a digital investment platform for women, Krawcheck served as CEO of Smith Barney, CEO of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, and CFO of Citigroup.

In OWN IT, she draws on her unique experiences (and the battle scars she has to prove them) from the highest levels of business and entrepreneurship to offer a fresh and contrarian outlook on navigating today’s business landscape, namely: Being a woman in the business world today isn’t a liability - it’s an asset.

Success for professional women will no longer be about trying to compete at the men’s version of the game, Krawcheck says. And it will no longer be about contorting to men’s expectations of how powerful people behave. Instead, it’s about embracing and investing in our authentic selves as women - and bringing those selves proudly and unapologetically, to work.

When we do this, Krawcheck says, we gain the power to advance in our careers in more natural ways. We gain the power to initiate courageous conversations in the workplace. We gain the power to forge non-traditional career paths; to leave companies that don’t respect our worth, and instead, go start our own. And we gain the power to invest our economic muscle in making our lives, and the world, better.

There are many reasons to be optimistic about the future, because the business world is changing fast –driven largely by technology - and it’s changing in ways that play to women’s strengths. This gives us more power and opportunities than ever…and even more than we yet realize.

This change is real, and it’s coming fast. It’s time to own it.


Sallie Krawcheck is the cofounder and CEO of Ellevest, an innovative digital investment platform designed to help women reach their financial goals. She is also chair of Ellevate Network; a professional networking community whose mission is to advance women in business. She is one of the highest ranked women ever to have worked on Wall Street, having held posts such as CEO of Smith Barney, CEO of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and CFO of Citigroup and was a top-ranked research analyst. She has been profiled as one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People” in Business, as well as in the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes, and more. Krawcheck attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and holds an MBA from Columbia University. For more information, please visit: www.salliekrawcheck.com

Dr. Ronald Epstein M.D., joins Janeane Bernstein to talk about Attending: Medicine, Mindfulness, and Humanity Monday 1/30/17 9:30am PST



If you missed today's show with Dr. Ronald Epstein, listen to our conversation here.


ATTENDING is a groundbreaking, intimate exploration of how doctors approach real-world medical cases and patients—and the difference that conscientiousness can make on patient outcomes—from the foremost expert in the field. ATTENDING is the first book for the general public about mindfulness in medical practice and richly illustrated with real-life stories of patients and doctors,

As a third-year Harvard Medical student, Epstein watched an experienced surgeon fail to notice his 18-year-old patient’s kidney turning an ominous shade of blue during surgery. In that same rotation, Epstein was awestruck by another surgeon’s ability to slow down and shift from autopilot to deliberate precision during a complicated procedure. The difference between these two doctors left a lasting impression on Epstein and set the stage for his life’s work—to identify the qualities and habits that distinguish masterful doctors from those who are merely competent. The secret, he learned, was mindfulness.

When doctors approach care mindfully, they are open to possibility: less likely to let diagnoses define their patients, and more likely to consider alternate perspectives and avoid fatal mistakes. They are more likely to practice with compassion—attending to their patients’ needs and emotions—and self-compassion—attending to their own emotions to avoid burning out. Approaching medicine—and all work—mindfully both requires and builds grit and resilience.

In today’s commodified healthcare system, with physician burnout at an all-time high, Epstein’s ATTENDING offers a model for doctors, patients, and their families to approach medical decisions thoughtfully and collaborate to achieve the best that medical care can offer.


Ronald Epstein is a Professor of Family Medicine, Psychiatry, and Oncology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, where he directs Mindful Practice programs, the Center for Communication and Disparities Research, and the Dean’s Teaching Fellowship program. His landmark article, “Mindful Practice,” published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 1999, has been widely cited and is required reading at over 1/3 of medical schools in the USA. His current research is supported by $7 million in grants from the NIH. He is a two-time Fulbright scholar, has over 250 publications, and has given over 300 presentations at over 100 medical schools, health systems and conferences throughout the world. Epstein has been named one of America’s Best Doctors since 1998 by US News and World Report and has received distinguished service and humanism awards from the University of Rochester, New York State Academy of Medicine, and the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Learn more about Dr. Epstein: http://www.ronaldepstein.com/

Jolene Hart, author of Eat Pretty Every Day: 365 Daily Inspirations for Nourishing Beauty, Inside and Out, joins Janeane Bernstein Monday 1/30/17 at 9:15am



JOLENE HART is a certified health coach, former magazine beauty editor, and the author of Eat Pretty and Eat Pretty, Live Well. Jolene spent years searching for products and treatments to solve her own beauty issues before developing her inside-out approach to beauty. She founded her health coaching practice, Beauty Is Wellness, to give women of all ages the tools to create their own unique, healthy lifestyle of beauty.

If you missed Jolene on today's show,
listen to our conversation here!


Breakout hit Eat Pretty continues to win over audiences of all ages with its groundbreaking and user-friendly exploration of beauty nutrition, and companion journal Eat Pretty, Live Well is an inspiring and innovative tool to help put beauty nutrition know-how into practice.


To compliment the duo, Jolene Hart’s hotly anticipated new book Eat Pretty Every Day welcomes existing fans and newcomers alike, sharing 365 bite-size daily readings that make it easy to weave beauty nutrition into everyday life.


Organized by the four seasons, the readings explore every aspect of what it means to eat pretty, including:


simplified nutritional science and seasonal recipes
motivating goals and challenges, self-care exercises and uplifting "mealtime mantras"


Providing the dedicated support of a personal wellness coach at a fraction of the cost, Eat Pretty Every Day is for women of all ages who want to learn the secrets to living well.



https://www.jolenehart.com



Filmmaker Shanra J. Kehl joined Janeane Bernstein 9am PST 1/30/17 on KUCI 88.8fm to talk about her Award-Winning Romantic Comedy "The Morning After"

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 25: Writer/director Shanra J. Kehl arrives for the Premiere Of 'The Morning After' held at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on April 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)


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Filmmaker Shanra J. Kehl is riding high on her directorial debut “The Morning After” that earned her the Spirit of Independents Award at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival earlier this year.

Since it’s debut in 2015, “The Morning After” has picked up awards at over a dozen festivals, including Tenerife International Film Festival (Best Film and Best Original Screenplay), Cape Fear International Film Festival (Best Screenplay and Best Female Director), Mexico International Film Festival (Best Romantic Comedy), and the Best Feature Producer award at last year’s LA Femme International Film Festival. It was also screened at Cannes this year at the Palais and Gray Screens to standing room only crowds.


Earlier this year, Shanra cut a sales deal with Princ Films who sold the film to the German filmgoing audiences and HBO Europe. It was also picked up by HBO East and is currently available on Amazon Prime, Apple TV and Fandango NOW in the US.


After Shanra graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a B.A. in Cinematography, she pursued a career shooting independent films, TV shows and documentaries. But after ten years behind the camera, she realized she wanted to create storylines as much as she wanted to shoot them. Her first short was ”Manscaping”, a mockumentary that was ultimately picked up for distribution by Shorts International.

“The Morning After” is an homage to the classic rom-coms that celebrate love, loss and regret, in a series of eight vignettes about that awkward moment when you wake up next to someone the next morning and wonder do you stay or do you go?

From a youth hostel roll-in-the-hay to a saucy menage-a-trois, all the characters in “The Morning After” discover that love - good or bad - can profoundly change your life forever! “The Morning After” is a great film to help shake off any holiday blues!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Renowned psychologist and bestselling author Harriet Lerner joined Janeane Bernstein LIVE Monday 1/23/17 at 9:45am pst


If you missed today's inspiring show featuring
Dr. Harriet Lerner, listen to our conversation
here.

Renowned psychologist and bestselling author of The Dance of Anger sheds new light on the two most important words in the English language—I’m sorry—and offers a unique perspective on the challenge of healing broken connections and restoring trust.

Dr. Harriet Lerner has been studying apologies—and why some people won’t give them—for more than two decades. Now she offers compelling stories and solid theory that bring home how much the simple apology matters and what is required for healing when the hurt we’ve inflicted (or received) is far from simple. Readers will learn how to craft a deeply meaningful “I’m sorry” and avoid apologies that only deepen the original injury.

Why Won’t You Apologize? also addresses the compelling needs of the injured party—the one who has been hurt by someone who won’t apologize, tell the truth, or feel remorse. Lerner explains what drives both the non-apologizer and the over-apologizer, as well as why the people who do the worst things are the least able to own up. She helps the injured person resist pressure to forgive too easily and challenges the popular notion that forgiveness is the only path to peace of mind. With her trademark humor and wit, Lerner offers a joyful and sanity-saving guide to setting things right.

In WHY WON’T YOU APOLOGIZE? Lerner offers a fresh theoretical perspective and practical advice on a number of subjects, including:

  • The five best ways to ruin an apology—and how to decode apologizes that only deepen the original injury.
  • What drives the non-apologizer--and the female over-apologizer?
  • How can the hurt party get through to the defensive non-apologizer?
  • What is necessary to set things right when a serious betrayal (abuse, neglect or infidelity) has occurred in the past?
  • Why people who do the worst things are the least able to take responsibility and feel remorse.
  • How to get past life-draining anger and resentment when we’ll never get the apology or validation we deserve?
  • Why forgiving too quickly—or at all—can hurt you.
  • The one simple sentence that will teach children to apologize.

"Most wonderfully, Lerner tackles absent apologies that hurt and demoralize. She considers forgiving vs. letting go and shows readers how to have one without the other...Highly recommended for mental health professionals and anyone struggling to offer an apology, hoping for one, or wishing to move on – with or without forgiving." Library Journal


Harriet Lerner, PhD is one of our nation’s most loved and respected relationship experts. Renowned for her work on the psychology of women and family relationships, she served as a staff psychologist at the Menninger Clinic for several decades. A distinguished lecturer, consultant, and psychotherapist, she is the author of numerous scholarly articles and popular books, including the New York Times bestseller The Dance of Anger. She and her husband live in Lawrence, Kansas and have two grown sons.

The Natives Are Restless: A San Francisco dance master takes hula into the twenty-first century. Host Janeane Bernstein speaks with journalist Constance Hale on KUCI 88.9fm Monday 1/23/17 at 9:30am pst


The art of hula is thriving in cities all over the country and the world, but it is not always understood. InThe Natives Are Restless, journalist Constance Hale presents the largely untold story of the dance tradition, using the twin keyholes of Kumu Patrick Makuakane (a Hawai‘i-born, San Francisco–based hula master), and his 350-person arts organization (Na Lei Hulu i ka Wekiu). In the background, she weaves the poignant story of an ancient people and the resilience of their culture. In the foreground, she tells the story of an electrifying new form of hula that has emerged from a restless generation of artists like Makuakane. The crisp narrative is complemented by full-color photographs and illustrations. Her love for hula, and her history with the dance, inform Hale’s prose on every level. She makes Makuakane’s exuberant, fierce, sensuous dance style come alive on the page.

Edward Viljoen, author of Ordinary Goodness, joined host Janeane Bernstein Monday at 9:15am pst LIVE on KUCI 88.9fm




If you missed today's thought provoking show
with Edward Viljoen, listen to our conversation
here.


ORDINARY GOODNESS: The Surprisingly Effortless Path to Creating a Life of Meaning and Beauty (A TarcherPerigee paperback - January 3, 2017).


In this insightful and accessible title, New Thought minister Edward Viljoen asserts that a complete and fulfilled life is comprised of garden-variety acts of kindness, faith, and compassion. Offering personal stories and practices to illustrate the ease of embracing a life centered on kindheartedness, Viljoen demonstrates:
How caring about the ordinary things causes extraordinary life experiences
How to trust goodness in the face of life’s tragedies
How ordinary kindness guides us to make important life choices
How in moments of exasperation we sometimes lose our composure, and how that is nothing to be ashamed about
How ordinary goodness leads to a redefining of Divinity

Visit Edward's blog: http://edblogword.blogspot.com/

Marcus Shingles, CEO of XPrize, joined Janeane Bernstein Monday at 9:00am pst LIVE on KUCI 88.9fm


Great start to today's show featuring Marcus Shingles.
If you missed our conversation, listen
here!

Marcus Shingles

Marcus Shingles is the Chief Executive Officer of the XPRIZE Foundation, a non-profit founded by its Executive Chairman, Dr. Peter Diamandis. XPRIZE is the leading expert in designing and implementing innovative models that utilize gamification, crowd-sourcing, incentive competitions, and exponential technologies to solve the world’s grandest social challenges.

Prior to XPRIZE, Marcus was a Partner at Deloitte Consulting LLP and leader of Deloitte Consulting’s Innovation Group where he worked with corporate executive teams to better understand and plan for the opportunities and threats associated with disruptive innovation driven by “exponentials” (e.g., 3d printing, block-chain, crowd-sourcing, AI) resulting from the accelerated pace of discovery, invention, and technology. At Deloitte, Marcus also championed the strategic global partnership with Singularity University, and helped establish and lead the Innovation Partnership Program with XPRIZE and SU.

Marcus has over 20 years of experience, and prior to his most recent roles at XPRIZE and Deloitte, he was a successful entrepreneur founding a management consulting business working with Fortune 500 leadership teams on innovation, technology, and analytics initiatives. Earlier in his career he was the leader of the Consumer Products CRM consulting practice at Ernst & Young, and he started his career in industry at the Kellogg Company in Sales & Marketing, Global IT, and the Customer Strategy departments.

Marcus has published numerous thought-leadership pieces and presents regularly on technology trends, disruptive innovation, and related business and social impact strategies.

In his spare time, Marcus has pioneered a program in partnership with the public school system in both Los Angeles and Boston to bring “exponential entrepreneurial” training and contemporary thinking to high school students in currently underserved communities. The program has been implemented as part of a multi-year curriculum in the classroom, designed to teach self-sufficiency and prepare students for an optimistic and exponential future.

ABOUT XPRIZE

XPRIZE is an innovation engine. A facilitator of exponential change. A catalyst for the benefit of humanity.

We believe in the power of competition. That it’s part of our DNA. Of humanity itself. That tapping into that indomitable spirit of competition brings about breakthroughs and solutions that once seemed unimaginable. Impossible.

We believe that you get what you incentivize. And that without a target, you will miss it every time. Rather than throw money at a problem, we incentivize the solution and challenge the world to solve it.

We believe that challenges must be audacious, but achievable, tied to objective, measurable goals. And understandable by all.

We believe that solutions can come from anyone, anywhere and that some of the greatest minds of our time remain untapped, ready to be engaged by a world that is in desperate need of help. Solutions. Change. And radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity.


Call us crazy, but we believe.

http://www.xprize.org/

Saturday, January 21, 2017

THE “SHE ROCKS AWARDS” CELEBRATES 5 YEARS WITH DYNAMIC PERFORMANCES BY LITA FORD & MORE - Shirley Manson, Ronnie Spector, Esperanza Spalding and many others Celebrate Women in the Music Industry




Photo credit: Brittany Ballantyne

THE “SHE ROCKS AWARDS” CELEBRATES 5 YEARS


WITH DYNAMIC PERFORMANCES BY LITA FORD & MORE

Shirley Manson, Ronnie Spector, Esperanza Spalding and many others Celebrate Women in the Music Industry




 "By not disappearing, but by thriving, that's how you have the last word."

- Shirley Manson at the 2017 She Rocks Awards



The She Rocks Awards delivered another stellar event on January 20th at the Hilton Anaheim Hotel during the NAMM Show, shining a spotlight on female role models in the industry and celebrating noted women from all walks of the industry. The stellar evening was live streamed on Parade magazine.



The event kicked off with local talent Brandy Robinson, winner of the #SaveAGuitar contest sponsored by Breedlove. Her smoky, lush vocals and guitar stylings warmed the crowd up for what proved to be a memorable rocking evening.



The fun moved into high gear with a raucous, crowd-stomping performance by Jenna Paone, She Rocks founder Laura B. Whitmore and the killer house band, Rock Sugah, titled “I Like It Loud”! The original song by Paone and Whitmore, with guitar solos by Gretchen Menn and Nita Strauss, was a stirring declaration that girls can rock just as loud and proud as anyone on the planet.



Following that good-spirited, musical manifesto of feminine strength, were a series of soul-lifting speeches by a roster of She Rocks Awards honorees, introduced by noted presenters speaking from the heart and inspiring all in attendance. Here’s a rundown: 


  • Tracy Leenman, owner of Musical Innovations music retailer, Enterprise Award, presented by Rand & Cindy Cook 
  • Dani Markman, Director, A&R, Disney Music Group, Vision Award, presented by Christine Devine and Radio Disney DJ Lela Brown 
  • Charyn Harris, conductor of music programs at A Place Called Home, Motivator Award, presented by Asya Shein 
  • Beverly Fowler, director of artist relations and events at PRS Guitars, Spirit Award, presented by guitarist Kat Dyson 
  • Leanne Summers, president/CEO of LAWIM (Los Angeles Women in Music), Achiever Award, presented by Gayl Murphy 
  • Shirley Manson, lead singer from multi-award winning band, Garbage, Powerhouse Award, presented by journalist Brad Tolinski 
  • Karrie Keyes, founder of Soundgirls and sound engineer for Pearl Jam, Mad Skills Award, presented by Heather Rafter 
  • Monique Boyer, director, global artist relations/PRO membership at M.A.C. Cosmetics, Champion Award, presented by Samantha Maloney, drummer and Vice President of A&R for Warner Bros. Records 
  • Esperanza Spalding, Grammy® Award-winning bass player, singer/songwriter, Inspire Award, presented by bassist Divinity Roxx 
  • Rebecca Eaddy, marketing communications manager for Roland Corporation U.S., Enterprise Award, presented by Guitar Player Magazine editor, Michael Molenda 
  • Lisa Foxx, radio personality at My FM on the iHeartRadio network, Dreaming Out Loud Award, presented by Lisa Loeb 
  • Ronnie Spector, iconic artist, Legend Award, presented by the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus 
  • Sarah Command, singer/songwriter and half of The Command Sisters, Next Generation Awards, presented by She Rocks founder Laura B. Whitmore 
  • Lita Ford, legendary rock guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, Icon Award, presented by Nick Bowcott of Marshall Amplification 



The She Rocks Awards also served as the release party for She Rocks Vol. 1 a compilation CD of eleven female guitarists released on Steve Vai’s Favored Nations Entertainment label. Vai was there to introduce the project and kick off the first performance from the album; Kat Dyson and her song “U Know What I Like.”



Two Co-Hosts for the event, FOX KTTV anchor Christine Devine and Daisy Rock Girl Guitars CEO Tish Ciravolo, helped Whitmore with introductions and a well-rounded program that included performances by Kat Dyson, Victoria Renee, all-female tribute band Lez Zeppelin, Yasi Hofer, ingénue sibling guitarists The Command Sisters and the house band led by Divinity Roxx. The highlight of the evening was the booming finale, featuring the great Lita Ford performing her hit “Kiss Me Deadly” backed by seven other female guitarists from She Rocks Vol. 1.



The event is produced by the Women’s International Music Network, an organization whose mission is to advocate for women in the music industry and to shine a spotlight on female role models.



In addition, there is an accompanying silent auction live through January 31, 2017, which features guitars, music, audio gear, jewelry, spa products and much more. Anyone can bid at http://www.32auctions.com/sherocksawards Proceeds help them to benefit Soundgirls.org, an organization that helps train girls for careers in audio.



Find out more at: www.sherocksawards.com



For more photos from the event, visit: She Rocks Awards 2017







For more information, contact:

MAD Ink PR

www.madinkpr.com

Melissa Dragich-Cordero

p. 310.547.1212

e. melissadragich@gmail.com


Sunday, January 15, 2017

Joshua Jelly-Schapiro joined Janeane Bernstein Monday on KUCI 88.9fm to talk about his book, "Non Stop Metropolis."

Nonstop Metropolis
A New York City Atlas
Rebecca Solnit (Author), Joshua Jelly-Schapiro (Author)


If you missed today's show featuring
Joshua Jelly-Schapiro,
listen
here!

Nonstop Metropolis, the culminating volume in a trilogy of atlases, conveys innumerable unbound experiences of New York City through twenty-six imaginative maps and informative essays. Bringing together the insights of dozens of experts—from linguists to music historians, ethnographers, urbanists, and environmental journalists—amplified by cartographers, artists, and photographers, it explores all five boroughs of New York City and parts of nearby New Jersey. We are invited to travel through Manhattan’s playgrounds, from polyglot Queens to many-faceted Brooklyn, and from the resilient Bronx to the mystical kung fu hip-hop mecca of Staten Island. The contributors to this exquisitely designed and gorgeously illustrated volume celebrate New York City’s unique vitality, its incubation of the avant-garde, and its literary history, but they also critique its racial and economic inequality, environmental impact, and erasure of its past. Nonstop Metropolis allows us to excavate New York’s buried layers, to scrutinize its political heft, and to discover the unexpected in one of the most iconic cities in the world. It is both a challenge and homage to how New Yorkers think of their city, and how the world sees this capital of capitalism, culture, immigration, and more.

Contributors: Sheerly Avni, Gaiutra Bahadur, Marshall Berman, Joe Boyd, Will Butler, Garnette Cadogan, Thomas J. Campanella, Daniel Aldana Cohen, Teju Cole, Joel Dinerstein, Paul La Farge, Francisco Goldman, Margo Jefferson, Lucy R. Lippard, Barry Lopez, Valeria Luiselli, Suketu Mehta, Emily Raboteau, Molly Roy, Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, Luc Sante, Heather Smith, Jonathan Tarleton, Astra Taylor, Alexandra T. Vazquez, Christina Zanfagna
Interviews with: Valerie Capers, Peter Coyote, Grandmaster Caz, Grand Wizzard Theodore, Melle Mel, RZA


ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Rebecca Solnit is a prolific writer, and the author of many books including Savage Dreams, Storming the Gates of Paradise, and the best-selling atlases Infinite City and Unfathomable City, all from UC Press. She received the Corlis Benefideo Award for Imaginative Cartography from the North American Cartographic Information Society for her work on the previous atlases.


Joshua Jelly-Schapiro is a geographer and writer whose work has appeared in The New York Review of Books, New York, Harper's, and the Believer, among many other publications. He is the author of Island People: The Caribbean and the World. http://joshuajellyschapiro.com/

Reviews
"In orienting oneself in this atlas...one is invited to fathom the many New Yorks hidden from history’s eye...thoroughly terrific."—Maria Popova Brain Pickings

"The editors have assembled a remarkable team of artists, geographers and thinkers...The maps themselves are things of beauty...This is a work that, like its predecessors, isn’t in the business of rosy nostalgia...Nonstop Metropolis is a document of its time, of our time." - Sadie Stein—New York Times

"Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro's collection achieves the trifold purpose that all good cartography does — it's beautiful, it inspires real thought about civic planning, and, most of all, it's functional."—The Village Voice

"...the New York installment [of the Atlas Trilogy] is eccentric and inspiring, a nimble work of social history told through colorful maps and corresponding essays. Together, Solnit, Jelly-Schapiro and a host of contributors — writers, artists, cartographers and data-crunchers — have come up with dozens of exciting new ways to think about the five boroughs." —San Francisco Chronicle

"Nonstop Metropolis is an engaging and enlightening read for anyone who loves New York City, creative scholarship, and top-notch graphic design." —Foreword Reviews

"The sum of it all is, like New York itself, overwhelming, alluring and dazzlingly diverse."—Jewish Daily Forward

"...the book...contains many beautiful and not-so-beautiful images that document New York’s past and the present, and make tangible the social and cultural diversity of this extraordinary place."
—Times Literary Supplement

"26 maps of New York that prioritize bachata over Broadway, pho over pizza."
—Wired.com

One of Publishers Weekly's 20 Big Indie Books of 2016—Publishers Weekly“I am thrilled to have another book-object in this series, as I devoured the San Francisco volume when I was there, and the New Orleans one likewise. Now finally here is one about the town where I live. The format, with the maps, networks, and accompanying stories and histories, is a lovely, nonlinear way of mirroring the almost infinite layers that make up a city. We all have our own mental maps of our cities and the ones we visit—maps that are, like the ones here, historical, musical, temporal, personal, economic, and geographical. The maps in Nonstop Metropolis are a good approximation of how we New Yorkers experience and perceive the city we live in.”—David Byrne

“Put your map apps and your GPS away, because none of those high-tech innovations will lead you to the immense satisfaction that this hard-to-put-down book is full of. The unique, clever, and artistic maps give you the who, what, when, and, most importantly, where of loads of unusual and little-known New York City histories. As a New York City native I finally have all the maps I need to the treasures and secrets of my hometown.”—Fab 5 Freddy

“A new way to think about the cultural and political life of cities.”—Randy Kennedy, New York Times

“Solnit, well known for her writing on politics, art and feminism, has turned her attention to New York City’s complexities in Nonstop Metropolis, the third of her trilogy of atlases and accompanying exhibitions.”—Alex Rayner, The Guardian

Selected praise for Infinite City and Unfathomable City

“A thought-inducing collection of maps that will challenge your view of what atlases can be.”—Kevin Winter, San Francisco/Sacramento/Portland Book Review

“A deeply illuminating assemblage of maps and essays.”—Lynell George, Chicago Tribune

“Inventive and affectionate.”—Lise Funderburg, New York Times Book Review

“Brilliantly disorients our native sense of place.”—Jonathon Keats, San Francisco Magazine

“With Unfathomable City, Solnit and Snedeker have produced an idiosyncratic, luminous tribute to the greatest human creation defined by its audience participants: the city itself.”—Daniel Brook, New York Times

Sam Weinman, Author and Digital Editor of GolfDigest.com, joined host Janeane Bernstein on KUCI 88.9fm Monday 1/16/17 to talk about his new book "Win at Losing."


If you missed today's show, listen to my conversation
with Sam Weinman here!


"Because we live in a country where our most admired citizens are labeled "winners," we often fail to appreciate the tremendous value of defeat. Well, thank goodness for Sam Weinman, whose ode to dropping the ball, missing the shot, failing to rise to the occasion is a beautiful—and important—reminder that second place often trumps first. A blissful read."

— Jeff Pearlman, New York bestselling author of The Bad Guys Won



About WIN AT LOSING:

Most people are driven to win. Whether it is in competitive sports, political or artistic endeavors, academic prestige, or any number of pursuits requiring talent and persistence. The desire to win has driven humanity’s most talented individuals to produce unfathomable achievements and to excel beyond their highest expectations.

However, this fixation on winning can also crush the human spirit. Like many parents, author and award-winning sports journalist Sam Weinman noticed how this need to win was preventing his sons from coping with inevitable losses (such as a lower grade on a test or a botched tennis match). Wanting to give his sons perspective, and having witnessed many greats in the world of sports weather crushing defeats, Weinman set out to discover how some of the most celebrated public figures were able to bounce back after humiliating, often epic losses.

In WIN AT LOSING: How Our Biggest Setbacks Can Lead to Our Greatest Gains (A TarcherPerigee Hardcover; on sale December 20, 2016), Weinman interviews pro athletes, business executives, politicians, and Hollywood stars, and consults leading psychologists and coaches, in order to understand the essential life skill of “learning to lose.” It turns out, being a good loser is exactly what we should aspire to be: resilient, objective, and persistent.

With inspirational and deeply personal stories from the likes of Emmy-award winning actress Susan Lucci, pro golfer Greg Norman, and presidential nominee Michael Dukakis, WIN AT LOSING offers a unique and much-needed take on the upside of losing, and why it is essential to enjoying a truly successful life.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

SAM WEINMAN is the Digital Editor of GolfDigest.com, where, during his tenure, the website has grown to boast the largest digital audience in golf and has been nominated for several National Magazine Awards. Prior to that, he was the lead hockey and golf writer for The Journal News and LoHud.com, during which time he launched the popular hockey blog, "Rangers Report." For more than a decade, Sam's work has regularly appeared in Gannett newspapers around the country, including USA Today, and he has contributed to Golf World, Yahoo! Sports, ESPN the Magazine, and Sports Illustrated. He is the recipient of several national writing awards for his coverage of the PGA Tour and the National Hockey League. He lives with his wife and two boys in Rye, NY, where he coaches multiple youth sports teams.





Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Ronnie Spector to be Honored at 2017 She Rocks Awards Friday January 20th, 2017

Chart-topping music pioneer and founder of The Ronettes to be honored at upcoming awards event during the 2017 NAMM Show



ANAHEIM, California, January 11, 2017 –– The Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN) proudly announces iconic singer Ronnie Spector as a 2017 She Rocks Award recipient. Her award is sponsored by the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, in honor of her influence on multiple generations of aspiring musicians. Recognizing women who stand out as role models in the music industry, the live awards event takes place on January 20, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in the Anaheim Hilton Hotel during the NAMM Show. This year’s event will be live streamed at Parade.com/SheRocks.

Spector, who is best known as the founder and lead singer of the pioneering female vocal group The Ronettes in the 1960s, joins the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus at NAMM to help celebrate and launch the non-profits' 20th Anniversary as the featured performer at their annual Imagine Party on January 21st. The Ronettes' chart-topping, timeless hits include “Walking in the Rain,” “The Best Part of Breaking Up,” and the number one hit, “Be My Baby.” As a solo artist, she collaborated with diverse artists, and in 1986 teamed up with Eddie Money on the GRAMMY® Award-nominated duet, “Take Me Home Tonight.” In 2007, she and The Ronettes were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. For more information about Ronnie Spector, visit www.ronniespector.com.

Laura B. Whitmore, founder of the WiMN and co-producer of the She Rocks Awards, enthuses, “It’s a privilege to be able to recognize someone who has been influencing and inspiring female musicians since the early days of rock and roll. We are very happy to be honoring Ronnie Spector."

The She Rocks Awards pays tribute to women who display leadership and stand out within the music industry, and has become a standard at the NAMM Show. This year’s award recipients include female industry leaders such as Lita Ford, Shirley Manson, Lisa Foxx, and many more. The event brings together industry professionals, music icons, artists, fans and media to celebrate women in music.

Celebrating its 5th anniversary in 2017, the She Rocks Awards will take place on Friday, January 20, 2017 at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel at 7:00 p.m. A NAMM badge is not required to attend the She Rocks Awards, and yes, men are welcome, too! Find out more and purchase tickets at www.sherocksawards.com.

The 2017 She Rocks Awards is sponsored by Neumann, Gretsch, Seymour Duncan, Avid, PRS Guitars, Roland, Boss, #SaveAGuitar, Breedlove, Marshall Amplification, The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, Zildjian, Guitar Center, MAC Cosmetics, Casio, 108 Rock Star Guitars, Sabian, Linear Integrated Systems, Schecter Guitars, Gator Cases, Berklee College of Music, Martin Guitar, Fishman, The Music People, Tech 21, Korg, Lee Oskar Harmonicas, Dean Markley, KMC Music, LAWIM, Music Inc., Music & Sound Retailer, Music-News.com, Premier Guitar, Guitar World, Guitar Player, Keyboard, Bass Player, Electronic Musician, Parade magazine, and more.

Find out more and purchase tickets at www.sherocksawards.com.



About The Women’s International Music Network (The WiMN)
Founded in 2012, the Women’s International Music Network unites women who work within all facets of the music and audio industries. With theWiMN.com as its hub, the WiMN provides a community for women within the industry while enriching their careers and musical experiences through networking and sharing. The Women’s International Music Network produces events such as the annual Women's Music Summit, the WiMN She Rocks Showcases, and the She Rocks Awards, and is founded by music industry veteran Laura B. Whitmore. For more information, visit www.thewimn.com.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Rachel Carlton Abrams, MD joined host Janeane Bernstein at 9:45am PST Monday to talk about her latest book, "Bodywise."


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About Rachel Carlton Abrams, MD
Dr. Rachel CARLTON Abrams, M.D. graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University, received her Medical Degree at the University of California San Francisco and a Masters Degree in Holistic Health and Medical Sciences from the University of California Berkeley. She is Board Certified in Family Medicine and is also Board Certified in Integrative and Holistic Medicine and has been a board member of the American Holistic Medical Association. She currently chairs committees for the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine—the new international association for all integrative practitioners. She lives in California with her family.

About Bodywise

Are you tired? Do you suffer from chronic pain—headaches, backaches, or other chronic discomfort? Do you get depressed or anxious? Do you have allergies, rashes, or autoimmune issues? Have you lost your zest for life somewhere along the way? If you have one or more of these symptoms, you may be suffering from a condition that Dr. Rachel Carlton Abrams calls Chronic Body Depletion. The condition can be related to weight gain, high blood pressure, exhaustion, and many other symptoms that leave the body drained. In BODYWISE: Discovering Your Body’s Intelligence for Lifelong Health and Healing, Dr. Rachel shows readers not only how to recognize and treat the symptoms that plague them, but also offers strategies for optimum health and lifelong healing.

In BODYWISE, Dr. Rachel explains how these symptoms, uncomfortable as they may be, are a sign of our body’s intelligence. Our bodies are trying to communicate with us, but we have lost the tools to listen. As a result, we risk prolonged suffering, illness, and even premature death. BODYWISE presents an integrative approach that balances conventional medicine, wellness practices, and your own intuition to heal your body physically and emotionally. The book teaches women to understand the natural wisdom of the body, and to cultivate body intelligence in the five fundamental areas of overall health: eating, sleeping, moving, loving, and finding purpose. The book concludes with a practical and personal 28-day plan to heal your life and become bodywise.

Written with the wisdom of a top physician but the warmth and humor of a girlfriend, BODYWISE is a fascinating and life-changing work that delivers hope, knowledge, and new strategies for staying healthy while doing it all.




Dava Sobel, one of the most prominent, critically acclaimed, bestselling narrative nonfiction writers, joined host Janeane Bernstein on KUCI 88.9fm Monday at 9:30am PST. Dava Sobel talked about her latest work,THE GLASS UNIVERSE: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars.

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ABOUT DAVA SOBEL

Dava Sobel is one of the most prominent, critically acclaimed, bestselling narrative nonfiction writers working today. A former science reporter for the New York Times, she is the recipient of the National Science Board's prestigious Individual Public Service Award, the Boston Museum of Science's Bradford Washburn Award, and many others. She has served as the editor for The Best American Science Writing, and even had an asteroid (#30935) named for her. A long-time contributor to The New Yorker, Audubon, Discover, Life, Omni, and Harvard Magazine. Sobel is the author of five books, including the New York Times bestsellers Longitude, Galileo's Daughter, and The Planets.





THE GLASS UNIVERSE: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars


Viking is thrilled to publish Dava Sobel’s THE GLASS UNIVERSE: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars this December. An important, chapter in the history of science, THE GLASS UNIVERSE is a great American story of discovery and progress that is only now being brought to light.

In the mid-nineteenth century, the Harvard College Observatory began employing a few women as calculators, or “human computers,” to interpret the observations their male counterparts made via telescope each night. As photography transformed the practice of astronomy, the women turned to studying the stars captured nightly on glass photographic plates. The “glass universe” of half a million plates that Harvard amassed in this period enabled the ladies to make extraordinary discoveries that attracted worldwide acclaim. They developed a classification system for the stars that gained international acceptance and is still in regular use. They also divined the surprising truth about the chemical composition of the heavens and helped establish a scale for measuring distances across space. Written in Dava Sobel's lucid prose and enriched by excerpts from letters, diaries, and memoirs, THE GLASS UNIVERSE (Viking; on sale: December 6, 2016; $30.00; 9780670016952) tells the riveting story of a group of remarkable women who expanded our knowledge of the universe, and whose discoveries are still being used today.

The book opens in 1882, at a New York dinner party for forty members of the National Academy of Sciences hosted by Mrs. Anna Draper, who made great contributions to the practice of astrophotography, and ends with Dr. Cecelia Helena Payne, who became the first female Professor of Astronomy at Harvard, and the first woman promoted to the rank of tenured professor in 1956. THE GLASS UNIVERSE is not only the story of the Harvard Observatory's female astronomers, who were among the first women to become members of international scientific bodies, and won numerous awards and fellowships for their work, it is also the fascinating story of the half a million glass plates they studied, now being digitized for ongoing research.

Readers of narrative nonfiction about women and science like Hidden Figures and The Girls of Atomic City; popular histories of ideas like The Age of Wonder and The Metaphysical Club; bestselling science and tech narratives by writers like Neil deGrasse Tyson; and fans of Dava’s own bestselling books are sure to enjoy THE GLASS UNIVERSE.


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Actress and Singer Rachele Royale joined host Janeane Bernstein Monday at 9:15am LIVE on KUCI 88.9fm!

Great show today featuring actress and singer Rachele Royale! If you missed our conversation, listen here.

BIOGRAPHY

Rachele Royale, is a Los Angeles based recording artist from the Bay Area, signed to the record label CPG Music. Her first full length album was produced by legendary rock producer Mutt Lange (Lady Gaga, AC/DC, Shania Twain, Def Leppard, Maroon 5) along with Swedish producer Tony Nilsson. Her single Unscrew U, won the My Music Challenge on 104.3FM with Mario Lopez.

Royale's pop single, Tap Dat, was featured on the VH1 show Hit The Floor and was played at numerous NBA halftime shows, while Different Now (produced by Massive Muzik) and it's music video (filmed/directed by award winning director TJ Scott, Dennys Ilic, Bert Kish) is the showcase for Leica Camera's first "motion" music video.

Rachele Royale is currently in studio recording her new album with award winning producers Sir Charles Wilson (Rihanna), Jacob Bunton (Jennifer Lopez (J.Lo), Adler) and Jens Gad (Enigma). She is also collaborating closely with Swedish writer/producer Andreas Carlsson who has written hit songs for many of today's top recording stars including Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Bon Jovi, Ricky Martin and Carrie Underwood; and Jason Young, creative director/choreographer for Madonna, Jennifer Lopez (J Lo), Britney Spears, who joined Rachele's team in preparation for her live stage show and tour. Early 2017 will be busy for Royale. On January 13th, 2017 her first single of the year Circus Life will be released along with a visually epic, feature-film styled music video directed by multi-award winning director TJ Scott (Gotham, Stephen King's The Mist, Bates Motel, Queen of the South, Dark Matter, Strain, Black Sails, Spartacus). Then, a week later, on January 18th, 2017 Royale will be seen on Antoine Fuqua's highly anticipated television mini-series special, ICE, performing Diamond Girl which she wrote (produced by Jacob Bunton) for the series, which stars Donald Sutherland. The single and music video will be released the same day. Royale will release and tour her new album Summer 2017.

Songwriter, Music Industry Veteran, Owner of Mad Sun Marketing, and Founder of She Rocks Awards Laura B Whitmore joined host Janeane Bernstein Monday 1/9/17 on KUCI 88.9fm!


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Laura B Whitmore is a lifelong songwriter and music industry veteran. Whether she’s operating her music marketing and PR business, blogging for Guitar World, organizing a mass group-guitar-jam attended by hundreds at Union Square, or working with the WiMN, an organization she founded which advocates for women in the music industry – there’s always been one constant in Whitmore’s life; songwriting.

Growing up in Massachusetts, Whitmore wrote her first song with her sister at age 7. “It was the theme of our fake weather show. We called it ‘Lollipops Hang From the Trees,’” Whitmore remembers. At age 13, after being exposed to Carly Simon and Carole King, Whitmore was inspired to pick up the guitar. “I was always making up songs and singing. My brother would constantly tell me to shut up,” she laughs.


Taking on a career in the music business, Whitmore has worked in almost every facet of the industry. Now living in the Boston Area with her husband and two children, Whitmore frequents local open mics and hosts house concerts on a regular basis.


In 2013 she launched her single “Have A Little Faith,” produced by Collective Soul guitarist Joel Kosche and mixed by veteran engineer Shawn Grove. Whitmore shares her inspiration. “It was one of those songs that just wrote itself,” she shares. “I think it sums up my philosophy on life. Even when things are terrible, you have to believe that it’s going to be okay. Otherwise, what’s the point?!” The acoustic guitar track is from the original demo and was performed by Whitmore’s live performance partner, Charles Besocke.

Whitmore wrote many of the original songs she performs while taking Berkleemusic online songwriting courses and later a co-writing class with SongTown. She continues to co-write with a variety of partners and is working on a new project to be released by the end of 2016.


When she wears her business hat, Whitmore is the owner of Mad Sun Marketing, a boutique marketing and PR agency that focuses on the music and audio. She is the producer of the She Rocks Awards and the Women’s Music Summit, and the founder of the Women’s International Music Network.


Whitmore’s gear list includes a Taylor 314ce acoustic, Fender ’72 Pawnshop electric, and 65amps London Pro amplifier. Her go to mic for recording is an Audio Technica AT4050, but she also digs the Sterling Audio ST69 Tube Microphone. She regularly records with ProTools out of her home, so you might here a dog collar jingle or the pitter patter of large teenager feet in the background if you listen closely!


The 2017 She Rocks Awards!


This year marks the 5th Anniversary of the She Rocks Awards! The She Rocks Awards pay tribute to women who display leadership and stand out within the music industry. Find out more about our honorees here. This year's show will feature co-hosts Christine Devine of KTTV FOX 11 and Tish Ciravolo of Daisy Rock Girl Guitars.

Previous award recipients include female industry leaders Chaka Khan, Karmin, Raining Jane, Sheila E, Colbie Caillat, Orianthi, The Bangles, Dinah Gretsch, Janie L. Hendrix, Mary Peavey and many more.

With featured performances, hors d’oeuvres and beverages, giveaways, a silent auction, networking opportunities and more, the She Rocks Awards brings together industry professionals, music icons, artists, fans and media for a one-of-a-kind event that celebrates women in music. Yes, men are always welcome too!

Monday, January 2, 2017

J Edler joined me 1/2/17 to talk about her chronic migraines and how she now lives a pain-free life. Her story is relatable and inspiring!

If you missed J Edler on today's show, listen here!

J Edler had worked in Human Resources for years but chronic migraines made it impossible for her to continue in a corporate environment. She started a new career in Real Estate so she could work from home and have more flexibility. Migraines continued. Then she discovered power of essential oils. Her story is inspiring and relatable.





About J Edler

Over the years, I have dealt with occasional head tension. I had been looking for natural alternatives to provide relief, as well as something natural that could support my health. I tried a few things, but nothing seemed to really soothe this tension.

In October 2014, we were introduced to dōTERRA CPTG Essential Oils – and primarily Deep Blue Soothing Blend. This blend has Wintergreen, Camphor, Peppermint, Blue Tansy, German Chamomile, Helichrysum, and Osmanthus essential oils. One night, while I was dealing with some minor head tension, I decided to try this blend-what have I got to lose? I rubbed it all over my back, should, neck, back of my scull and got back in bed. Imagine my surprise when 10 minutes later, I found relief! The same thing happened the next day. That’s when my husband and I realized we needed to get much closer to these oils. We purchased a 10-oil kit (which basically has everything to support a healthy, natural lifestyle) and started sharing. We have been using the oils ever sense. I feel healthier than ever. My life has been changed and we love nothing more than sharing the oils…and my story!

We have made it our mission to share these oils with anyone –and everyone- who we meet! It is our belief that we do not sell oils..we provide solutions!

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Sunday, January 1, 2017

Rachel Carlton Abrams, MD will join host Janeane Bernstein in early 2017 to talk about her book "BODYWISE."

ABOUT BODYWISE
Are you tired? Do you suffer from chronic pain—headaches, backaches, or other chronic discomfort? Do you get depressed or anxious? Do you have allergies, rashes, or autoimmune issues? Have you lost your zest for life somewhere along the way? If you have one or more of these symptoms, you may be suffering from a condition that Dr. Rachel Carlton Abrams calls Chronic Body Depletion. The condition can be related to weight gain, high blood pressure, exhaustion, and many other symptoms that leave the body drained. In BODYWISE: Discovering Your Body’s Intelligence for Lifelong Health and Healing, Dr. Rachel shows readers not only how to recognize and treat the symptoms that plague them, but also offers strategies for optimum health and lifelong healing.

In BODYWISE, Dr. Rachel explains how these symptoms, uncomfortable as they may be, are a sign of our body’s intelligence. Our bodies are trying to communicate with us, but we have lost the tools to listen. As a result, we risk prolonged suffering, illness, and even premature death. BODYWISE presents an integrative approach that balances conventional medicine, wellness practices, and your own intuition to heal your body physically and emotionally. The book teaches women to understand the natural wisdom of the body, and to cultivate body intelligence in the five fundamental areas of overall health: eating, sleeping, moving, loving, and finding purpose. The book concludes with a practical and personal 28-day plan to heal your life and become bodywise.

Written with the wisdom of a top physician but the warmth and humor of a girlfriend, BODYWISE is a fascinating and life-changing work that delivers hope, knowledge, and new strategies for staying healthy while doing it all.


ABOUT DR. RACHEL CARLTON ABRAMS
Dr. Rachel Carlton Abrams, M.D. graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University, received her Medical Degree at the University of California San Francisco and a Masters Degree in Holistic Health and Medical Sciences from the University of California Berkeley. She is Board Certified in Family Medicine and is also Board Certified in Integrative and Holistic Medicine and has been a board member of the American Holistic Medical Association. She currently chairs committees for the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine—the new international association for all integrative practitioners. She lives in California with her family.