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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

1/30/18 - Janeane spoke with award-winning science journalist, Alanna Mitchell, about her latest book, The Spinning Magnet. Mitchell explores electromagnetism: the force that created the modern world…and could destroy it.

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What would life look like if the electromagnetic technology of the entire earth was suddenly wiped out? No cell phones, no internet, and maybe not even basic electricity? This isn’t science fiction. Electromagnetism, one of the four fundamental physical forces in the universe, is in many ways the bedrock of modern civilization. But the Earth’s magnetic poles are primed for a switch. The magnetic North Pole will trade places with the magnetic South Pole—a phenomenon that has happened before, and is overdue to happen again. It could be the undoing of everything that has come to define 21st century life, not to mention the biology of the natural world. 

In THE SPINNING MAGNET: The Electromagnetic Force that Created the Modern World—and Could Destroy It, science journalist Alanna Mitchell shares an immersive global investigation of electromagnetism and what it means for our planet.




Alanna Mitchell discusses:

· How the Earth’s magnetic field came to be so important for navigation, from animal migration to human exploration of the oceans and continents…and the tricks it can play on us.

· Culture clashes: historically, accepting the concept of magnetism was fraught with contention. From Ancient Greece to modern-day Canada, Mitchell traces the challenge this concept posed to traditional beliefs.

· The practical, environmental, and human costs of a pole switch: The fallout of a pole switch will be cataclysmic. Mitchell breaks down the impact a pole switch will have on everything from the insurance industry to human healthcare to the habitable regions of our planet.



The last time the poles switched, 780,000 years ago, our species did not exist. When it happens again, the myriad species that call Earth home will have to adapt to a new reality: deadly solar and cosmic rays, the breakdown of our planet’s protective magnetic field, a loss of the internal “compass” that guides animals in their migratory patterns, and the destruction of electromagnetic technology that we rely on daily. THE SPINNING MAGNET is a compelling examination of the value of earth’s magnetic field—a force that also poses one of the least-discussed – yet most unavoidable – threats currently facing modern civilization.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Alanna Mitchell is an acclaimed science journalist and the author of Sea Sick: The Global Ocean in Crisis, which won the Grantham Prize for Excellence in Environmental Journalism. In 2014, she won a National Magazine Award for a feature on the biology of extinction. In 2015 she won a New York Festival’s International Radio Silver Medal for her science documentary on neonicotinoid pesticides as well as the Lane Anderson Award for best Canadian science book written for adults. She has written for The New York Times Science section and is a contributor to CBC Radio’s Quirks & Quarks. The Spinning Magnet is her fifth book of non-fiction. She is renowned for her ability to turn science into narrative.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Bryan Robinson, author of Daily Writing Resilience, joined Janeane 1/29/18 live on KUCI 88.9fm!

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DAILY​ ​WRITING​ ​RESILIENCE​ ​CURES​ ​WRITER'S​ ​BLOCK

Bryan Robinson Applies Decades of Psychotherapy Experience to Helping Writers


Overcome Setbacks and Stay Positive and Productive

ASHEVILLE,​ ​NC​ — Chances are, whether you're a seasoned author or an aspiring scribe, you've grappled with your share of rejection, setbacks, and heartbreak. However, literary agents say the number one key to writing success is perseverance in the face of disappointment.

Daily Writing Resilience provides advice, inspiration, and techniques to help you turn roadblocks into stepping stones. You'll find tips and support through exercises such as meditation, breath work, yoga, stress management, gratitude, de-cluttering, sleep, exercise, mindful eating, and more. These 365 meditations will help you navigate the ups-and-downs of your writing practice, creating positive habits that will guide you toward the success and
fulfillment that you've been seeking.

"Every person with that little voice in their head―the one that tells them to write everyday―must own this book. Every page is full of hope and reality, just what we all need to keep us going."―Steve Berry, New York Times and # 1 Internationally bestselling author of The Patriot Threat

Bryan​ ​E.​ ​Robinson​ is the author of 35 nonfiction books and two
novels. His books have been translated into thirteen languages, and
he's been featured on 20/20, Good Morning America, ABC's World
News Tonight, NBC Nightly News, NBC Universal, The CBS Early Show, CNBC's The Big Idea. 


Robinson maintains a private psychotherapy practice and lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains with his spouse and four dogs. 

Visit him online at

www.bryanrobinsonbooks.com.



Bryan will talk about:

● The importance of writing resiliency

● What scientists call “the resilient zone”

● 5 tips for staying resilient

● What it means to have a growth mindset

● Personal struggles with the writing and publishing process

● His background as a therapist and how that helped inform his writing of this book

Warner Loughlin, acting coach to the likes of Emma Roberts, Amy Adams, Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Kyra Sedgwick, all three Deschanel ladies, Taylor Schilling, and countless other Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe, Tony and Grammy nominees and winners joined host Janeane Bernstein today on KUCI 88.9fm!


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Warner Loughlin is releasing an acting book, The Warner Loughlin Technique: An Acting Revolution (Howland-Tilley Press, January 30, 2018) and taking interviews in support of her tour.



Warner truly is the woman behind the talent! With her guidance actors are finding the well to dip into for their performances. She's the reason half the movies and TV shows you watch are enjoyable, and she is available for general Hollywood discussion in time for Awards season kicking off this January... as well as more detailed discussions such as:





  • Her acting method and how it prepares A-listers for their performances
  • Performances by any of her clients (full list below)
  • How her technique varies so much from other acting methods out there (it focuses on emotional wellness and not perpetuating trauma)
  • What it's like working with Hollywood couples (Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds)
  • Weinstein-related commentary
  • Women supporting women in "the industry"
  • The misconception of the actor as ‘diva’
  • How Warner developed her technique and why
  • History of acting techniques and methods
  • The positive emotional benefits of using the WLT instead of other types of acting training
  • How the WLT provides personal benefits aside from acting, such as discovering the source of childhood wounds and ways Loughlin has found to heal them
  • “I slept with Ryan Reynolds 27 times. Kidding! (But I did tell my husband that.) Shooting Buried was so emotionally exhausting that on our lunch breaks, he would take a couch in the green room and I would take the other one. Only in Spain could you actually take a siesta while shooting.”
  • The business of the business and how it’s changed
  • What being on set is really like
  • Different directors - their strengths and weaknesses (please note, Loughlin will not name names but can speak generally)
  • How her blind belief that anything is possible led her from a tiny mountain town in North Carolina to LA
  • How writers use this technique to develop characters




“I’ve been working with Warner Loughlin for years. Not only has she helped me become a better actor, but she’s also helped me truly enjoy this work in ways I never imagined.”

-Ryan Reynolds






Loughlin debunks the myth of the tortured actor and guides you step by step through her groundbreaking technique. Discover powerful ways to unlock your creativity in a
psychologically safe way. Her insight into life and art is remarkable. The Warner Loughlin
Technique changes the way acting will be taught for generations to come.


CLIENTS
Notable client list:

Emma Roberts
Amy Adams
Darren Le Gallo
Ryan Reynolds
Blake Lively
Zooey Deschanel
Emily Deschanel
Mary Jo Deschanel
Sosie Bacon
Kyra Sedgwick
Nikki Deloach
Valerie Cruz
Ashley Williams
Carter MacIntyre
George Lopez
Brian Presley
RZA
Marla Sokoloff
Erin Cardillo
Brandon Scott
Terryn Westbrook
Elena Evangelo
Catherine Bruhler
Sharon Gardner
Amber Valletta
Daisy McCrackin
Jordan Ladd
Amanda Wing
Kimberly Williams Paisley
Brenton Thwaites
Jane Levy
Matt Bomer
Merle Dandridge
Bre Blair
Rachael Taylor
Taylor Schilling
Penelope Mitchell
Sarah Rafferty
Jess Schram
Shiri Appleby
Jerrika Hinton
Malcolm Jamal Warner
Ryan Rottman
Tyler Blackburn
Rachel Boston
Bridget Reagan
Mickey Sumner
Brant Dougherty
Bren Foster
Amanda Schull
Laura Bell Bu
ndy
Ronda Rousey



ABOUT
For over 20 years Warner​ ​Loughlin​ ​has been a teacher and coach to Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe, Tony and Grammy winners and nominees. Known for her warmth and intuitive approach, her technique shatters the myth that an actor's past emotional traumas must be the fuel or foundation for their work. Warner’s technique is imaginative, practical and psychologically deep, giving actors a safe and effective way to access emotion and create extremely nuanced and unique performances. Warner studied Contemporary Literature and Shakespeare at Oxford University and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She now lives in Los Angeles, CA with her family.


Jamie Cat Callan, author of PARISIAN CHARM SCHOOL: French Secrets for Cultivating Love, Joy, and That Certain je ne sais quoi (TarcherPerigee) joined host Janeane Bernstein 1/29 live on KUCI 88.9fm!

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Jamie Cat Callan!


In this engaging title, Cat Callan (French Women Don’t Sleep Alone) observes how our society has lost regard for charm and the joy that it contributes to our daily lives. It seems that Tinder and “Netflix and Chill” have replaced the subtle and intoxicating process of getting to know someone new; a splurge on fresh flowers for our table is deemed wasteful; and conversation on a need-to-know basis has replaced the deliciously flirtatious volleying that comes with more relaxed encounters.


Cat Callan is herself charming, and can expound on several talking points, including:

· Why French women don’t date


· How to bring charm into your home on a budget


· Why the French are not goal-oriented in their relationships


· How to go gray and stay alluring well after fifty


· How French women sustain tension and passion in long-term relationships


· 8 ways to slow down and bring charm into our lives



About THE PARISIAN CHARM SCHOOL


In an age where potential relationships are pursued with the swipe of a finger, conversations consist of emoji-filled texts, and dinner and a movie have been replaced by “Netflix and chill,” the notion of “charm” seems like a relic of a bygone era.


Yet, if we reintroduce charm into our lives – in the way we consume, in the way we socialize, and in the way we approach relationships – we can become more mindful of an element of beauty and mystery that we were previously blind to and which, in turn, makes us more alluring ourselves. In PARISIAN CHARM SCHOOL: French Secrets for Cultivating Love, Joy, and That Certain je ne sais quoi (a TarcherPerigee Hardcover; on sale January 2, 2018, ISBN 978-0-143-130963), bestselling author Jamie Cat Callan reveals how her interactions with Parisian women, and their ability to incorporate charm into seemingly all aspects of their lives, showed her how this unassuming attribute was integral to their irresistible appeal. In this engaging guide to cultivating inner beauty, mystique and je ne sais quoi, Callan shows readers:


· The allure of French self-reliance


· Why French women prefer dinner parties to dating


· The art of French flirtation


· How French women sustain tension and passion in long-term relationships


Filled with advice and insights from Parisian women, PARISIAN CHARM SCHOOL reveals how we can cultivate charm in all aspects of our lives so that we can embrace more love, passion, and joy in our relationships with others and with ourselves.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Jamie Cat Callan is the author of the bestselling books French Women Don't Sleep Alone, Bonjour, Happiness! and Ooh La La! French Women's Secrets to Feeling Beautiful Every Day. Her books have been published in twenty-one countries and have been featured in major magazines, including The New York Times, Vanity Fair, and Time. Jamie makes her home in New York's Hudson Valley at La Belle Farm, where she and her husband have created a little bit of France and grow lavender, sunflowers and produce their own brand of French sparkling apple cider.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

1/22/18 9:30am pst - Carolyn Grant, Executive Director of NAMM’s Museum of Making Music joined host Janeane Bernstein

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Executive Director,
NAMM Museum of Making Music




About Carolyn Grant, Executive Director, NAMM Museum of Making Music


A native of Washington, D.C., Ms. Carolyn Grant has always been deeply involved in dance and music, having played piano since childhood and cello as an adult. Ms. Grant joined the NAMM Museum of Making Music as Executive Director in 2000 and has since overseen the curation of numerous one-of-a-kind special exhibitions. Her work has included the development of highly-regarded museum programming for youth and adults, the presentation of innovative concert series and the forming of meaningful partnerships. 

Under her leadership, the museum completed a major 2011 gallery renovation that incorporated state-of-the-art interactive experiences. Over the past decade, Ms. Grant has carved out a unique niche and focus for the Museum, the only museum of the music products industry, and the only museum worldwide that focuses on the ecosystem of music making—the making, selling and using of musical instruments and products.

In her earlier years, Ms. Grant moved to Central America where she witnessed her mother build a career as a renowned archaeologist and eminent professor. Her father was a highly-decorated U.S. Marine (now deceased). Grant was a key player in envisioning and ensuring the future of her family’s historic Spanish colonial home and participated in establishing the philanthropic donation of the home to a Guatemalan university, whereby the home will be preserved as a museum and educational center for many years to come.

Now playing in an adult orchestra, cello choir, and jazz band, Ms. Grant is committed to encouraging others to learn the instrument of their dreams—at any age. She is a devout believer in the power of active music-making to maintain or improve mental, physical and emotional well-being, as well as satisfy the innate human desire to communicate and create. Ms. Grant resides in Encinitas.


ABOUT THE MUSEUM OF MAKING MUSIC

ADDRESS

5790 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA / Open Tuesday-Sunday,
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM




ABOUT
NAMM's Museum of Making Music (MoMM) presents the storied history of music instruments and products - from invention, to creation, to market - as its canvas to enrich people of all ages and backgrounds. They do this by offering educational immersion opportunities, exhibitions, hands-on experiences, and live performances that inform and inspire, while demonstrating how musical instruments impact popular culture and connect lives.



A division of the NAMM Foundation, the museum opened in March 2000 as the museum of the music products industry. It is the only museum in the world that focuses on the ecosystem of music making from 1900 to present day.



COMING UP: Floating Strings:The Remarkable Story of the Harp Guitar in America - October 14, 2017 – April 29, 2018 -Over 40 harp guitars will be on display for a special gallery presenting a “forgotten instrument” that has existed and survived for centuries.

These guitars with extra “floating strings” have been introduced over and over again in seemingly endless ways, instigated by musical ideas, the inventiveness of players and builders, and often, simply pure imagination. Interactive instruments will be available as well as sound samples. A concert series will accompany the exhibition. The exhibition opens in correlation with the Harp Guitar Gathering®, taking place this year in Carlsbad, CA.



HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS: For nearly 20 years, the museum has presented some of the rarest and most historically-significant musical exhibitions including The Summer of Innovation; Low: The Power & Beauty of Bass; The Ukulele and You: America’s Enduring Love of the Jumping Flea; and more.



MEDIA TOURS: On-site opportunities are available to report on and tour this visual and interactive museum.

Contact NAMM@lippingroup.com.



LEARN MORE: For more information, call (760) 438-5996 and visit www.museumofmakingmusic.org,

and Twitter and Facebook

Events: https://www.museumofmakingmusic.org/events



Author and teacher, Melanie Brooks, joined host Janeane Bernstein live on KUCI 88.9fm 1/22/18 at 9:00am pst!

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ABOUT MELANIE BROOKS
I am a writer, teacher, and mother living in Nashua, New Hampshire, with my husband, two children, and yellow Lab. I grew up in the Canadian Maritimes, and the deep ties to water and rugged spaces that live in me are rooted in that background.

I graduated with a degree in English from Gordon College and then earned a Bachelor of Education from Dalhousie University. I later earned a Master of Science for Teachers of English from the University of New Hampshire. I began my career teaching high school social studies and then went on to teach middle school English. After my children were born, I began teaching college writing. I currently teach professional writing at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, and Merrimack College in Andover, Massachusetts, and creative writing at Nashua Community College in Nashua, New Hampshire. I completed my MFA in creative nonfiction through the Stonecoast Creative Writing Program at the University of Southern Maine.

I love words. And I love to play with words on the page. My head is a busy place. An endless film reel plays in there, its frames alive with images and moments, actual and imagined, that I’ve tucked into the folds of my memory. I watch them over and over again, shaping and reshaping, ordering and reordering, trying to make sense of them, searching for the story they want to tell and the language with which to tell it.

Unpacking experiences of life and loss is at the core of my writing. When I was thirteen, my father was infected with HIV after receiving tainted blood during open-heart surgery. He died of an AIDS-related illness ten years later. The complicated nature of his disease and the grief of his death have had a lasting impact on me. My writing is the vehicle through which I'm learning to understand that impact. The stories filling the pages are helping me to better understand myself.


https://www.melaniebrooks.com/


I first read about Melanie Brooks in Poets & Writers Magazine. Her book, Writing Hard Stories, grabbed my attention and I just had to invite her on my show!



Writing Hard Stories: Celebrated Memoirists Who Shaped Art from Trauma

"An inspiring guide to ennobling personal stories that travel to the dark sides of life."
“Writers of all genres will glean golden nuggets of advice about writing and living from this book, while all readers, because they, too, have unique personal stories, will be comforted and inspired by the everyday and creative struggles of some of their favorite authors.”
- Booklist
"[I]t unearths gems of insight, especially about the natures of truth, memory, subjectivity, and fact, and about what memoirs can mean to readers. And it leaves no doubt about the strength required to confront old ghosts."
- Publishers Weekly 
PUBLISHED WITH BEACON PRESS (February 2017)


In Melanie's own words
Two years ago, I began writing a painful family story that has now become a memoir, A Complicated Grief. Writing into the memories of this part of my life left me with some difficult questions: What does it take to write an honest memoir? And what happens to us when we embark on that journey? Would I survive the process? I decided to approach the writers whose memoirs moved me and ask these questions. Their replies – honest and soul-searing – comprise Writing Hard Stories. This book profiles my conversations with some of our country’s most prolific writers including: Alysia Abbott, Richard Blanco, Kate Bornstein, Edwidge Danticat, Mark Doty, Andre Dubus III, Jessica Handler, Richard Hoffman, Marianne Leone, Michael Patrick McDonald, Kyoko Mori, Suzanne Strempek Shea, Sue William Silverman, Kim Stafford, Abigail Thomas, Jerald Walker, Joan Wickersham, and Monica Wood. These writers invited me into their homes, into their lives, to share the intimacies of finding the courage to put words to their stories. Their candid descriptions of their own treks through the darkest of memories and the details of the breakthrough moments that opened up their stories gave me the mooring I needed to keep writing my own.


Sunday, January 14, 2018

Wayne Avrashow knows politics and campaigns inside and out, and it shows in his first novel “Roll the Dice." Avrashow joins host Janeane Bernstein 1/15/18 at 9:30am pst!

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When performer exits stage for politics in “Roll the Dice,”dark secrets are exposed and scandal is around every corner

ENCINO, California – When Tyler Sloan, famed singer-songwriter and member of the Rock n’Roll Hall of Fame, retires from the Las Vegas stage to campaign for election as Nevada’s next U.S. senator in “Roll the Dice” (Fiery Seas, Nov. 28), intrigue and scandals bubble up from every corner.

Issues with his father, a former California governor who nearly became president, permeate their relationship and the campaign. Sloan’s attorney has one eye on protecting Sloan and the other on his own interests. Another musician blackmails him with a decades-old video sex tape of Sloan and two women, one of whom is his Republican opponent. Sloan’s edgy relationship with his attractive young media advisor borders on the edge of propriety, and his campaign manager is embroiled in legal troubles with the FBI. Throughout this turbulent ride, Sloan tries to protect his 13-year-old daughter from all of this, but finds it difficult to shield her from her mother, who is becoming increasingly dependent on prescription medications.


Wayne Avrashow knows politics and campaigns inside and out, and it shows in his first novel. In pre-publication review, Kirkus awarded “Roll the Dice” as one of the year’s best unpublished
manuscripts, and termed it “politics at its corrupt, dysfunctional best.” It is filled with dark secrets, family tension, blackmail and bribes.

Sloan is a unique character who runs as a political independent, refuses campaign contributions and disdains support from lobbyists. “Roll the Dice” takes the reader on a tense, thrilling ride
through the campaign for a seat that will ultimately control the equally divided Senate.

Wayne Avrashow is an attorney, former campaign manager in Los Angles politics, government commissioner, and author of numerous op-ed articles on political and legal issues. “Roll the Dice” has received positive blurbs from a New York Times-bestselling author, a prominent movie producer and elected political figures, including the former mayor of Los Angeles.

Avrashow is also the author of “Success at Mediation-10 Strategic Tools for Attorneys.” Find him online at www.wayneavrashow.com, on Facebook, and
on Twitter, @WayneAvrashow.


“A roaring political novel... offers an informative take on modern political madness.”


Kirkus Reviews

About the Book




What happens when one of America’s biggest rock stars leaves the Las Vegas stage to run for the United State Senate?

The ultimate celebrity candidate, Tyler Sloan is no stranger to politics – his estranged father was a California governor who narrowly lost a Presidential campaign. He runs as a political
independent, refuses campaign contributions, and dismisses special interests and lobbyists.

Sloan is caught in a political campaign fraught with; sexual scandal, corruption and conflicting loyalties. Will he be able to navigate through political turbulence and his own past to win the
race?


“Roll the Dice”

Wayne Avrashow | Nov. 28, 2017 | Fiery Seas

Paperback | 978-1-946143-32-7 | $18.99

E-book | 978-1-946143-33-4 | $7.99

Contemporary political thriller

January 15, 2018, KUCI's Janeane Bernstein speaks with life coach Tama Kieves, author of THRIVING THROUGH UNCERTAINTY:Moving Beyond Fear of the Unknown and Making Change Work for You

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Popular life coach Tama Kieves, author of THRIVING THROUGH UNCERTAINTY:Moving Beyond Fear of the Unknown and Making Change Work for You (a TarcherPerigee paperback; on sale January 9th).


Kieves knows first-hand the fear and paralysis that accompanies drastic life changes. After years of working tirelessly to become a Harvard-educated partner at a top law firm, she realized that the career she invested so much in left her unfulfilled. Upon this realization, Tama did the unthinkable: she listened to her most authentic desires and made the changes necessary to lead the life she always wanted. Now, in THRIVING THROUGH UNCERTAINTY, she offers real-world advice to help others do the same, and let go of the debilitating fear that prevents them from moving forward.

Tama Kieves--inspirational coach, career transition expert and author of Inspired & Unstoppable--guides you through life's uncertain times, helping you discover the blessings within difficulties.

Tama Kieves knows a thing or two about dramatic changes. After graduating from Harvard Law School with honors, Tama left an unfulfilling life at a prestigious corporate law firm to pursue her passion and make a name for herself as a writer and inspirational speaker. Now, she dedicates her time to helping people face their fears, tackle uncertainty, and shift their mindset to achieve the extraordinary in their own lives. This book isn't just about getting through life changes, it'll teach you to use that change and uncertainty as a launching pad for joy.

Thriving Through Uncertainty proves that the moment your plans fall apart is precisely when your true destiny begins. With Tama's guidance, you can take hold of the blessings and opportunities hidden within uncertain transitional periods and begin to move forward. Weaving together practical exercises and techniques along with anecdotes from Tama's own experiences, you'll master key lessons like:

-How to control your mindset and mood to stay focused and happy
-Having faith in yourself and your journey
-Allowing yourself to feel pain and discomfort
-Continuing to thrive through future obstacles, and much more.

Packed with heartfelt and dynamic guidance, this supportive, inspiring book will make you feel as if you've attended several sessions with Tama herself.


Tama will discuss: 
· How to discern between Fear and Practicality
· What you can do if you feel like you aren’t doing enough to propel your business forward
· How to determine if an idea is worth pursuing
· A simple technique designed to embolden you to leave your comfort zone
· How to show up on fire, even when it seems like things aren’t showing up for you

On 1/15/18, KUCI's Janeane Bernstein speaks with Naama Bloom, who will talk about her health website HelloFlo.com and her bold and savvy book, "HelloFlo: The Guide, Period"



In this bold, savvy, and feminist new take on a body book, Bloom hopes to remove the stigma attached to puberty. When her women’s health site – HelloFlo.com – launched in 2015, they did just that, with two groundbreaking videos that went viral: “First Moon Party” (41+ million YouTube views) and “Camp Gyno” (12+ million YouTube views). Her new book is equally frank. HELLOFLO: THE GUIDE, PERIOD makes health and wellness as easy as possible for young girls to understand, helping them navigate everything from body changes to emotional well-being.



Naama Bloom will discuss her new book,
as well as these relevant topics:


ADVOCACY FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH

Studies show that doctors have a tendency not to take a woman’s pain seriously, undertreat them when they do mention symptoms, and take a longer period of time to actually give them medication. Couple that with a young woman’s age, and it’s no wonder that so many young women and girls not only don’t get the help they need, but grow up thinking that they don’t deserve it in the first place.

http://msmagazine.com/blog/ 2017/10/09/must-help-girls- young-women-advocate-health/

BIRTH CONTROL MANDATE

The Trump administration’s recent rollback of the Obamacare birth control mandate hit women hard, and not just for those using the pill for family planning. It’s also prescribed for a variety of medical conditions, including endometriosis, irregular periods, chronic acne, and hormonal imbalances that affect countless women and teens.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/06/ health/women-react-trump- birth-control-mandate-bn/ index.html

HUMAN RIGHTS

In developing countries, many girls grow up in communities where menstruation is shrouded in shame and stigma, misinformation is rampant, and clean menstrual supplies are scarce. Girls and women miss classes, drop out of school, and fail to reach their full potential because of menstruation. Over the past few years, a “menstruation movement” has swept the U.S., aiming to destigmatize periods and bring safer products to women and girls everywhere.

http://www.newsweek.com/2017/ 07/21/men-fighting- menstruation-shaming- developing-world-634902.html

GENDER TABOOS

A Nepali “menstruation hut” ritual claimed the life of a teenage girl in July after she was bitten by a snake while banished to a cowshed during a menstruation ritual. The 19-year-old victim was taking part in chhaupadi, a common practice in the west of Nepal in which women, considered unclean during menstruation, are sequestered for the extent of their periods. Chhaupadi dates back centuries and has its roots in Hindu taboos over menstruation. Outlawed by Nepal’s Supreme Court in 2005, the practice continues amid claims the country is turning a blind eye to the deaths of women and girls.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/10/ asia/nepal-menstruation-hut- deaths-outrage/index.html


http://helloflo.com/

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Calling in to our KUCI studios...Demetri Martin shared the importance of music in career/stage performances, why he took on the role for host at The NAMM TEC Awards (Coming up 1/27), his career in film and as an author, and how to stay creative and positive on this crazy rollercoaster ride!

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Demetri Martin rose to relative obscurity when he started doing stand-up comedy in New York City at the end of the 20th Century. Later he became a writer at Late Night with Conan O’Brien and then a regular performer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. In 2003, Demetri won the Perrier Award at the International Fringe Festival for his first one-man show, If I. He released a comedy album called These Are Jokes and then created and starred in his own television series called Important Things with Demetri Martin.

His first stand-up comedy special, Demetri Martin. Person is considered by many to be his longest and only hour-long stand-up comedy special. Martin has appeared in movies as an actor, most recently in Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion and most lengthily in Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock. His first book, This Is a Book by Demetri Martin is a New York Times Bestseller. Demetri has brown hair, and he is allergic to peanuts.

You can find him at www.demetrimartin.com, at www.facebook.com/demetrimartin, on Twitter @demetrimartin, and in various places in the actual physical world.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Author Jeffery Viles calls in to KUCI 88.9fm to talk to Janeane about his debut novel, " The Sasquatch Murder"

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They're out there, you know--those bipedal hominids commonly called Sasquatch.

This imaginative, tightly woven tale explains just how those creatures came to be traipsing around in the big trees surrounding Mount St. Helens. While local oddballs and elbow-benders talk Bigfoot and relate their peculiar yarns at Hee-Haw's Tavern, Jake Holly and Jessica O'Reilly are falling in love despite an age difference that Jessica's powerful father cannot abide. When Sasquatch enters the picture, a tripwire is broken and every preconceived notion is instantly turned upside down. Utilizing intricate details and language that's often dressed up in literary lipstick, Jeffery Viles weaves a fast-moving story of events that consume the town of Aurora, and reverberate into the White House and around the world.

KUCI host Janeane Bernstein speaks with Valter Longo, PhD about his book, "The Longevity Diet"

Valter Longo, PhD
LISTEN to today's show featuring Dr. Valter Longo!


The Longevity Diet: Discover the New Science Behind Stem Cell Activation and Regeneration to Slow Aging, Fight Disease, and Optimize Weight

We all know the saying “You are what you eat.” For most people, that translates to “avoid junk food.” But this popular expression reflects a deeper truth. Can what you eat determine how long, and how well, you live? The clinically proven answer is yes, and THE LONGEVITY DIET by Valter Longo, PhD is the program to help you live a longer, healthier life. The culmination of 25 years of research on aging, nutrition, and disease across the globe, this unique fasting-mimicking diet (FMD) lays out a simple solution to living long through nutrition. FMD does away with the misery and starvation most of us experience while fasting and helps you reap all the beneficial health effects of a restrictive diet while avoiding the negative stressors, like low energy and sleeplessness.


Valter Longo, director of the Longevity Institute at USC and the Program on Longevity and Cancer at IFOM in Milan, developed FMD after reviewing studies of mice who showed significantly reduced risk for diabetes, cancer, and heart disease while on a standard fasting plan. Longo developed a simple daily eating plan and periodic, fast-mimicking techniques that yield the same results - this time in people - as more rigorous, traditional fasting plans. Low in proteins and sugars and rich in healthy fats and plant-based foods, The Longevity Diet is clinically proven to help you:


· Lose weight and reduce abdominal fat

· Increase your lifespan

· Prevent age-related muscle and bone loss

· Build your resistance to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's Disease and cancer


Longo's healthy, life span-extending plan is based on an easy-to-adopt pescatarian plan along with the fast-mimicking diet, which is used no more than 4 times a year and for just 5 days at a time. Including 30 easy recipes for an everyday diet and the FMD plan, THE LONGEVITY DIET is the key to living a longer, healthier, and fulfilled life.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Valter Longo is the director of the Longevity Institute at USC in Los Angeles, and of the Program on Longevity and Cancer at IFOM (Molecular Oncology FIRC Institute) in Milan. His studies focus on the fundamental mechanisms of aging in simple organisms and mice and on how they can be translated to humans. Dr. Longo received the 2010 Nathan Shock Lecture Award from the National Institute on Aging (NIA/NIH) and the 2013 Vincent Cristofalo "Rising Star" Award in Aging Research from the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR). Not coincidentally, Longo is from a town in Italy that is home to some of the longest-lived people in the world.



Connect online:

Prolonfmd.com| facebook.com/profvalterlongo

Friday, January 5, 2018

On 1/8/18, educator and author Jim Baumann joins Janeane to talk about his book, "Common Sense for Our Common Good: A Parent Guide to Good Schools"

LISTEN to Janeane's conversation with Jim Baumann!


Jim Baumann is an education veteran (and a dad) who released a new book in September to help parents learn how to support their children in school and become more engaged in their education. He's particularly interesting because he has been on both sides -- for more than 30 years, Jim dedicated his career to education. He has served on local and state boards of education in Illinois, worked as a teacher and led an education-related nonprofit organization. He's also a father of three, and parenting has always been the biggest, and most important, job of his life.


1/8/18 CHLOE BENJAMIN, author of THE IMMORTALISTS, joins Janeane Bernstein on KUCI 88.9fm!

“2018’s First Must-Read” —Entertainment Weekly

A Spring 2018 Barnes & Noble Discover Pick

Optioned for a major U.S. television series

LISTEN to today's show featuring Chloe Benjamin!




If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life?


Chloe Benjamin will be in Pasadena on Saturday, January 13:

Vroman’s Bookstore at 3:00 PM



Quick Take: If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life? It's 1969 in New York City's Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. In search of one thing they can know for sure, the Gold children–four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness–sneak out to hear their fortunes. Though the siblings keep the dates secret from one another, their prophecies inform their next five decades. Golden-boy Simon escapes to the West Coast, searching for love in 1980s San Francisco; dreamy Klara becomes a Las Vegas magician, obsessed with blurring reality and fantasy; eldest son Daniel seeks security as an army doctor post-9/11, hoping to control fate; and bookish Varya throws herself into longevity research, where she tests the boundary between science and immortality. THE IMMORTALISTS tells a profoundly moving and compulsively readable family love story about life, mortality and the choices we make: is it better to live a long and cautious life, or to burn brightly, but for the shortest time?


About the Author: Chloe Benjamin is the author of the novel The Anatomy of Dreams, which received the Edna Ferber Fiction Book Award and was longlisted for the 2014 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. A San Francisco native, Benjamin is a graduate of Vassar College and of the University of Wisconsin, where she received her MFA in fiction. Her fiction, poetry, and essays have been published in The Millions, PANK, Ninth Letter, and elsewhere. She lives with her husband in Madison, Wisconsin and is twenty-eight years old.



#TheImmortalists • www.chloebenjaminbooks.com

Twitter: @chloekbenjamin

Georgia Hunter shares her powerful novel, "We Were the Lucky Ones" on KUCI 88.9fm 1/8/18 with host Janeane Bernstein

“Love in the face of global adversity? It couldn't be more timely.”

—Glamour, “Best Books of 2017”


LISTEN to today's show featuring Georgia Hunter!


In 2008 Georgia Hunter began searching her family’s incredible story, pouring over records in the Holocaust Museum’s libraries and Red Cross databases, and traveling to Poland, France, and beyond. Every significant movement, incarceration, brush with death, and escape described in the book actually happened. The trajectories of her grandfather, his siblings, and his parents—are based on solid facts uncovered through primary sources such as oral histories, letters, and records that she consulted during her seven years of research. Once she had uncovered the incredible story, she turned to fiction to make it come alive.

Of the 30,000 Jews who lived in Radom, Poland at the start of World War II, fewer than 300 survived. Hunter’s searing emotional debut novel, WE WERE THE LUCKY ONES, is the story of a Jewish family in Radom ripped away from each other at the start of the war, and their extraordinary journey back to each other.

During an interview, Georgia Hunter answers the following:

· WE WERE THE LUCKY ONES is based on your grandfather’s life story. What first inspired you to research and record your family history?

· Oral history is an incredibly important part of Holocaust research and awareness initiatives. How much of WE WERE THE LUCKY ONES is based on stories passed down to you?

· What other resources did you use to track down your family’s story?

· Did you travel to any of the places you write about?

· What made you decide to write this story as a novel? What was most important to you to get right?

· The book’s title hints at the characters’ fates even before one starts the book. What made you decide to use that as the title?

· Was your grandfather also a composer? Do any of the songs Addy wrote in the novel exist in real life?



WE WERE THE LUCKY ONES was born of Hunter’s personal drive to uncover her family’s staggering history. It is the story of a family determined to persevere in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, and a story that will stay with you long after the last page is turned.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

WE WERE THE LUCKY ONES is Georgia Hunter’s first novel. Hunter’s blog, weweretheluckyones.com, offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the extensive research this project has entailed. She lives in Connecticut.



Twitter: @Georgia_Hunter



Inspired by the incredible true story of one Jewish family separated at the start of World War II, determined to survive—and to reunite—We Were the Lucky Ones is a sweeping novel spanning six years and five continents and a tribute to the triumph of hope and love against all odds

“Love in the face of global adversity? It couldn’t be more timely.” —Glamour

It is the spring of 1939 and three generations of the Kurc family are doing their best to live normal lives, even as the shadow of war grows closer. The talk around the family Seder table is of new babies and budding romance, not of the increasing hardships threatening Jews in their hometown of Radom, Poland. But soon the horrors overtaking Europe will become inescapable and the Kurcs will be flung to the far corners of the world, each desperately trying to navigate his or her own path to safety.

As one sibling is forced into exile, another attempts to flee the continent, while others struggle to escape certain death, either by working grueling hours on empty stomachs in the factories of the ghetto or by hiding as gentiles in plain sight. Driven by an unwavering will to survive and by the fear that they may never see one another again, the Kurcs must rely on hope, ingenuity, and inner strength to persevere.

An extraordinary, propulsive novel, We Were the Lucky Ones demonstrates how in the face of the twentieth century’s darkest moment, the human spirit can endure and even thrive.SEE LESSABOUT WE WERE THE LUCKY ONESInspired by the incredible true story of one Jewish family separated at the start of World War II, determined to survive—and to reunite—We Were the Lucky Ones is a sweeping novel spanning six years and five continents and a tribute to the triumph of hope and love against all odds

“Love in the face of global adversity? It couldn’t be more timely.” —Glamour

It is the spring of 1939 and three generations of the Kurc family are doing their best to live normal lives, even as the shadow of war grows closer. The talk around the family Seder table is of new babies and budding romance, not of the increasing hardships threatening Jews in their hometown of Radom, Poland. But soon the horrors overtaking Europe will become inescapable and the Kurcs will be flung to the far corners of the world, each desperately trying to navigate his or her own path to safety.

As one sibling is forced into exile, another attempts to flee the continent, while others struggle to escape certain death, either by working grueling hours on empty stomachs in the factories of the ghetto or by hiding as gentiles in plain sight. Driven by an unwavering will to survive and by the fear that they may never see one another again, the Kurcs must rely on hope, ingenuity, and inner strength to persevere.

An extraordinary, propulsive novel, We Were the Lucky Ones demonstrates how in the face of the twentieth century’s darkest moment, the human spirit can endure and even thrive.SEE LESSInspired by the incredible true story of one Jewish family separated at the start of World War II, determined to survive—and to reunite—We Were the Lucky Ones is a sweeping novel spanning six years and five continents and a tribute to the triumph of hope and love against all odds

“Love in the face of global adversity? It couldn’t be more timely.” —Glamour

It is the spring of 1939 and three generations of the Kurc family are doing their best to live normal lives, even as the shadow of war grows closer. The talk around the family Seder table is of new babies and budding romance, not of the increasing hardships threatening Jews in their hometown of Radom, Poland. But soon the horrors overtaking Europe will become inescapable and the Kurcs will be flung to the far corners of the world, each desperately trying to navigate his or her own path to safety.

As one sibling is forced into exile, another attempts to flee the continent, while others struggle to escape certain death, either by working grueling hours on empty stomachs in the factories of the ghetto or by hiding as gentiles in plain sight. Driven by an unwavering will to survive and by the fear that they may never see one another again, the Kurcs must rely on hope, ingenuity, and inner strength to persevere.

An extraordinary, propulsive novel, We Were the Lucky Ones demonstrates how in the face of the twentieth century’s darkest moment, the human spirit can endure and even thrive.SEE LESS