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Sunday, July 15, 2018

7/16/18 on KUCI 88.9fm - Creator/Director Kyle Thomas and Producer Jessica Bowling Bryant joined Janeane live on KUCI 88.9fm to talk about their series 365 DAYS OF LOVE LETTERS

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Kyle Thomas and Jessica Bowling Bryant!


BroadwayWorld.com article about the series.

Kyle channels the Millennial zeitgeist through film and episodic entertainment. A prolific writer, expert networker, and natural leader, Kyle has a gift for capturing electric moments and distilling the modern human condition. He is a signature voice living and creating on the cutting edge of Millennial expression.

Kyle Thomas is an award-winning Film Director, Creative Director, and Content Producer. In 2012, he was honored by the Windy City Times for being one of 30 Under 30 and was recognized by national arts organization, RAW: natural born artists, as Chicago Filmmaker of the Year, alongside independent film company, Hesperidian Productions. 2012 also ushered forth the premiere of Kyle Thomas's short film, Stiletto, which premiered to a crowd of over 1000 people and enjoyed a run in the national film festival circuit. In 2013, he was recognized by Universal Creativity as a Groundbreaking Artist and Entrepreneur. Kyle Thomas was the original founder of Chicago-based film and fashion production company, Hesperidian Productions, and produced and directed two short films and a fashion web series with national and international brands such as Topshop/Topman, Brooklyn Industries, and many notable Chicago boutiques.

Jessica makes one of the toughest jobs in film look easy…and she always does it with a smile. This tireless producer from Texas is used to working under fire having delivered 160 episodes of the reality TV series Eye for an Eye where she was a producer, writer and director. When she wasn’t busy raising four beautiful children, Jesse was hard at work, knocking out segments for XKO a reality MMA fight show as well as producing and directing live events for 13 episodes.

The multi-talented Dallas native moved to Los Angeles six years ago to pursue her dream in film. Jessica’s first 35mm feature Losing Faith showcased her skills as an adept writer and director. Since her move, she has gone on to produce American Justice with John Schneider and Tommy Lister, and career highlights are executive producer on two features, Recall with Wesley Snipes and Humanity Bureau with Nic Cage.

7/16/18 on KUCI 88.9fm - Shane Snow, a science and business journalist and the co-founder of Contently, joins Janeane live on KUCI 88.9fm!

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DREAM TEAMS by Shane Snow--our society is full of passionate, hard-working people, but what is the secret sauce of those innovative partnerships/teams that truly breath through and add up to more?

In DREAM TEAMS: Working Together Without Falling Apart (Portfolio/Penguin Random House; June 5, 2018) author/entrepreneur, Shane Snow takes the reader on an adventure through history, neuroscience, psychology, and business, revealing counter-intuitive lessons from new science and original research. 

Shane will discuss:

How ragtag teams—from soccer clubs to startups to gangs of pirates—beat the odds throughout history

What the Wright Brothers' daily arguments can teach us about group problem solving.

How pioneering women in law enforcement, unlikely civil rights collaborators, and underdog armies did the incredible together by valuing their differences.

How seemingly bad ideas like The Black Square or the Winooski Dome help expand the possibilities of making progress.

The team players behind great social movements in history, and the science of becoming open-minded.

Cognitive Diversity, and the math behind how that awful “synergy” word actually works.

DREAM TEAMS is about leadership's imperative to seek different perspectives so we can make progress together. Snow demonstrates how differences matter (not just why) and shows how the best teams depressurize tension, leverage provocation, and open themselves to wild card ideas to find solutions that others can’t.

Provocative and entertaining, DREAM TEAMS unpacks the counter-intuitive truths about becoming better co-workers ourselves and describes the crucial traits of ultimate collaborations. Regardless of age, occupation, location, or background, we can all benefit from being better team players.

Shane Snow is a science and business journalist and the co-founder of Contently, one of Inc’s fastest growing companies and Crain's and Ad Age's best places to work in America. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Wired, The Washington Post, Fast Company, Time, and GQ. His first book, Smartcuts, has made him a highly sought-after speaker around the world on innovation and lateral thinking.

7/16/18 on KUCI 88.9fm - Shelley Callahan of Children Incorporated shares the latest news how Children Incorporated is Teaming Up with Kind Traveler

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Children Incorporated Teams Up with Kind Traveler to Empower Travelers to Help Children in Need

Los Angeles, CA—Travelers can now help provide basic necessities such as food, clothing, healthcare, and educational support to children living in poverty in the U.S. and abroad when they book Kind Hotels on Kind Traveler.

Kind Traveler is the world’s first socially conscious ‘Give + Get’ hotel booking platform that empowers travelers to benefit communities, the environment, and animals. Travelers give a $10 nightly donation to a local charity that positively impacts the visiting destination, or to a favorite charity on the platform. As reward for donation, travelers get an exclusive hotel rate to book directly with the world’s best hotels and unique properties.

100 percent of donations raised through Kind Traveler are given to charities like Children Incorporated, who believe that all children deserve access to basic needs and an education so that they may be healthy and have the opportunity to become contributing members of their communities.

When travelers book hotels with Kind Traveler a $10 nightly donation to Children Incorporated will feed one child for a week and unlocks exclusive hotel offers.

Of the 2.2 billion children living in the world, 1 billion are living in poverty. Furthermore, according to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day due to poverty. When it comes to the U.S., 15 million children, or 21 percent, live in families with incomes below the federal poverty thresholds.

Poverty not only includes a lack of income, but also a lack of resources to ensure sustainable livelihood, such as food, clean water, clothing, and proper shelter. Poverty has many detrimental outcomes for children—hunger and malnutrition, ill health, and lack of access to education and other basic services.

“We provide basic necessities such as food, clothing, healthcare, and educational support to children living in poverty in the U.S. and abroad,” says Ron Carter, President and CEO of Children Incorporated. “Each year, we give thousands of impoverished children all over the world a chance at a better life.”

Considering the financial power of the $7 trillion travel industry, Children Incorporated and Kind Traveler has tremendous potential for positive global impact. Last year alone, people around the world took more than 1.2 billion trips. Meanwhile, nearly 75 percent of travelers polled in Tourism Cares and Phocuswright’s Good Travels research study believe it’s important that their travel dollars benefit the communities they visit. The study also found that price is still the leading reason for booking with a particular travel company. By offering an exclusive rate on the hotel stay, Kind Traveler has created a solution that addresses both the consumer’s price motivation, as well as their desire to make a difference.

Another major distinction between Kind Traveler and other travel booking sites is their desire to educate. According to Phocuswright, “Three of 10 giving travelers were prompted to volunteer or donate because of something they read, heard, saw or experienced.” Kind Traveler’s blog provides stories that inspire travel while underscoring the importance of giving back, living consciously, and choosing with purpose. By sharing the stories of Children Incorporated’s impact on the planet’s most vulnerable families, Kind Traveler is building awareness of the one in 9 people worldwide who will go to bed hungry tonight.

“Our win-win platform offers solutions for everyone,” said CEO & Co-Founder Jessica Blotter. “For travelers, they become warriors for good and support hotels that are making a positive impact in the world – while receiving exclusive hotel rates. For hotels, they cultivate new relationships with cause-minded consumers and take another step towards corporate social responsibility. For charities, they receive 100 percent of donations and a new, sustainable channel for fundraising.”

Travelers can now support Children Incorporated when they book Kind Hotels in:

Aspen: Hotel Aspen, Molly Gibson Lodge

Austin: Lone Star Court, Hotel Ella, South Congress Hotel

Baltimore: Hotel Revival

Canada: Hotel Loden (Vancouver)

Chicago: Hotel Felix, The James Chicago – Magnificent Mile, Virgin Hotels Chicago

Costa Rica: Cala Luna, Casa Chameleon Las Catalinas, Casa Chameleon Mal Pais, Casa Chameleon OCiO Villas

Hawaii: Turtle Bay Resort

Houston: Hotel Sorella CityCentre, Hotel Ylem

Idaho: Hotel Ketchum

Los Angeles: Dream Hollywood, The Hollywood Roosevelt, The Mondrian LA, Hotel Angeleno, Hotel Erwin, Terranea Resort

Mexico & The Caribbean: COMO Parrot Cay (Turks & Caicos), Hotel El Ganzo (San José del Cabo), Ka’ana Resort (Belize), Itz’ana Resort + Residences (Belize), NIZUC (Cancún), The Jamaica Inn (Jamaica)

Miami: Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach, Dream South Beach, The Betsy - South Beach, The Palms Hotel & Spa, 1 Hotel South Beach

Minnesota: Hewing Hotel (Minneapolis)

New York City: Arlo Hotel NoMad, Arlo Hotel SoHo, Dream Downtown, Dream Midtown, The Benjamin, The Standard East Village, The Standard High Line

Orange County: Monarch Beach Resort, The Ranch at Laguna Beach, Balboa Bay Resort

Palm Springs: Two Bunch Palms

Richmond: Quirk Hotel

San Antonio: Hotel Valencia Riverwalk

San Francisco: Hotel G, Hotel Spero, The Mosser Hotel, Kensington Park Hotel

San Jose: Hotel Valencia Santana Row

Tampa: Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa

Telluride: Lumière Telluride

Virginia: Lansdowne Resort & Spa (Leesburg)

Washington, DC: The Embassy Row Hotel, Liaison Capitol Hill

Wisconsin: The Charmant Hotel (La Crosse), The Iron Horse Hotel (Milwaukee)

Learn more about how you can #TravelKindly with Children Incorporated and Kind Traveler here.

About Kind Traveler
Kind Traveler, a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC), is the first socially conscious ‘Give + Get’ hotel booking platform that empowers travelers to benefit the wellbeing of communities, the environment, and animals. Travelers give a $10 nightly donation to a local charity that positively impacts the visiting destination, or to a favorite charity of choice on the platform. As reward for their donation, travelers get an exclusive rate to book directly with the world’s best hotels and unique properties. 100 percent of the donations raised on the Kind Traveler platform go directly to charities.

About Children Incorporated
Children Incorporated is an international non-profit organization based in North Chesterfield, VA, that helps provide support to children primarily through child sponsorship, by partnering with nearly 300 projects in the 23 countries around the world. Children Incorporated provides for the needs of impoverished children through two primary approaches: child sponsorships for $30 a month, and special funds (individual, one-time donations).

Media Contacts:

Jessica Blotter, jblotter@kindtraveler.com; (619) 519-2437 (For Kind Traveler)
Lori De Waal; lori.dewaal@dewaalpr.com; (818) 817-4444 (For Children Incorporated)

7/16/18 on KUCI 88.9fm - Janeane features THE WINE LOVER’S APPRENTICE - Words of Wisdom for Would-Be Oenophiles By KATHLEEN BERSHAD

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The Wine Lover's Apprentice by Kathleen Bershad, my new favorite book, will let you in on what every oenophile should know but was afraid to ask! Kathleen is a fantastic expert (bio below) and has practical suggestions for learning about wines, without pretension, and navigating everything from the grocery store to a dinner party, as well as some basic tips for anyone who loves wine.


Words of Wisdom for Would-Be Oenophiles


Praise for The Wine Lover’s Apprentice

“I started reading this book and couldn’t put it down. Kathleen is witty, entertaining, and fascinating.” —Brice Cutrer Jones, president of Emeritus Vineyards

“Straightforward and no-nonsense approach lighting the way to your personal, passionate vino journey.” —Andrew F. Bell, president of Wine Symphony, Inc. and co-founder of the American Sommelier Association

The definitive book for any wine novice

Should I decant? How many types of glassware should I buy? What’s the best corkscrew to use? Sommelier Kathleen Bershad has the answers. In The Wine Lover's Apprentice, Bershad acknowledges the importance of tossing out the rules about wine and taking a relaxed approach to storing and serving everyday bottles.

Readers will learn tricks of the trade and strategies for navigating the shelves of a retail store or ordering wine at a restaurant. The Wine Lover's Apprentice delves into the nitty-gritty details of winemaking and takes a look at the world’s major wine regions. Written in short bites, readers will easily gain a quick understanding of an area’s major grapes, the style or styles of wine, and the appellations that offer the best quality wine (or the best value). 

Topics include:

What You’re Tasting When You Taste Wine

Conquering the Restaurant Wine List

Navigating the Wine Shop

Serving, Sipping, and Storing

And More!

The Wine Lover's Apprentice unravels the terms you see when reading a wine review, looking at a bottle, or listening to a wine geek talk vino. By the end of this helpful guide, readers will become empowered to know what’s in a bottle, be able to make an educated guess about its flavors, and help change the culture to make drinking wine what it should be—relaxing and fun.

About the Author:

Kathleen Bershad has fifteen years of experience in the food and wine industry and has honed the art of matching people with wine. Through her company, Fine Wine Concierge, she advises clients on building wine collections and organizing their cellars. She resides in Armonk, New York.

The Wine Lover’s Apprentice

Words of Wisdom for Would-Be Oenophiles

By Kathleen Bershad

Skyhorse Publishing hardcover, also available in eBook

Sunday, July 8, 2018

7/9/18 LIVE on KUCI 88.9fm - Janeane spoke with David H. Nguyen, Ph.D. - Affiliate Scientist Division of Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging (MBIB) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Dr. Nguyen discussed the Aliso Canyon gas blowout, his educational science videos, Cancer InCytes Magazine, and much more! AUDIO link below

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David H. Nguyen, Ph.D.

Affiliate Scientist

Division of Molecular
Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging (MBIB)

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Principal Investigator

David H. Nguyen, Ph.D. addresses the following questions:

What motivated you to get involved in the Aliso Canyon gas blowout?

What are your goals regarding the educational science videos that you have been making?

Are your videos applicable to people outside of the Aliso Canyon gas blowout?

You’re the editor-in-chief if Cancer InCytes Magazine. Tell me about Cancer InCytes.

What should the poisoning victims in the San Fernando Valley be doing to protect themselves?

How can our listeners help your efforts and the people living near Aliso Canyon?

About David H. Nguyen, Ph.D.

Professional Activities
Editor-in-Chief of Cancer InCytes Magazine, a public health e-magazine that talks about the links between childhood trauma, social justice, environmental toxicology, and disease risk: www.CancerInCytes.org 

Affiliate Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. 
He is part of the Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging Division. www.biosciences.lbl.gov/divisions/mbib
Principle investigator at Tissue Spatial Geometrics Laboratory: www.tsglab.org 

Chair of the Environmental & Medical Fallout Task Force about Aliso Canyon Gas Blowout: https://www.cancerincytes.org/task-force-gas-blowout

Research Interests
Develops mathematical algorithms to measure order and disorder in tumor architecture to better diagnose disease and predict future risk of disease. www.tsg-lab.org

Studied Molecular & Cell Biology at UC Berkeley for his undergraduate degree. Studied endocrinology and cancer for his PhD at UC Berkeley.

Grew up in Los Angeles area in a family of Vietnamese immigrants.

David H. Nguyen, Ph.D.
Tissue Spatial Geometrics Lab (TSG Lab)
Lab Website: www.tsg-lab.org
Email: DHNguyen@lbl.gov
Personal Website: www.d-hh-nguyen.com

Sunday, July 1, 2018

6/2/18 - Elyssa Friedland, a graduate of Yale University and Columbia Law School, spoke with Janeane about her latest book, The Intermission

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From the acclaimed author of Love and Miss Communication comes…


A PureWow Best Beach Read of Summer 2018

“A thoughtful look at the complexities of marriage, delivering deep truths about how we share a life with another person. It will have you wondering: how well do I really know my spouse?”

—PopSugar, Best Book of Summer

Would you walk away from your marriage in order to save it? That is the provocative question at the heart of acclaimed author Elyssa Friedland’s highly anticipated second novel, THE INTERMISSION, an irresistible and incisive portrait of a marriage at a crossroads, told from the perspectives of the husband and wife—each with something to hide.

After five long years, the unshakable confidence Cass Coyne felt as a bride is gone. Her husband, Jonathan, on the other hand, is still smitten. It’s true that the quirks he once found charming in his wife–her high standards, her refusal to clean the dishes–are beginning to grate. But for him, these are minor challenges in a healthy relationship. So it comes as a complete shock to Jonathan when Cass suddenly requests a marital “intermission”: a six-month separation during which they’ll decide if the comfortable life they’ve built is still the one they both want.

What ensues is a tightly-wrought “he said, she said” account of their relationship as the couple lives separate lives on opposite coasts, reuniting once a month for an elaborate custody swap of their beloved dog. But as the months pass, they begin to see that calculated silences just like these have helped to drive them apart–and that it may finally be time to confront the blistering secrets they’ve been avoiding.

THE INTERMISSION is a poignant examination of the challenges and compromises of a shared life and a deeply moving exploration of the secrets we keep from those we love most. Fans of Liane Moriarty will be drawn to its themes of trust, intimacy, and skeletons in the closet, while its references to gender and power dynamics in Hollywood are both captivating and timely.

About the Author

Elyssa Friedland is a graduate of Yale University and Columbia Law School. Her first novel, Love and Miss Communication (2015), was featured on National Public Radio and praised by Glamour, Cosmopolitan, InStyle, USA Today, PopSugar, Booklist, and more. Her writing has appeared in Bustle, RealSimple.com, Modern Bride, and New York, among others. She lives in New York City with her family.

7/2/18 9:30am pst - Architect Stephen Francis Jones, best known for his high-end restaurant designs and for being the owner of SFJones Architects, Inc., joined Janeane on KUCI 88.9fm

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You’ve heard of tiny houses – but tiny restaurants? Well, that’s not too far off one of the many innovative new design concepts from Stephen Francis Jones and his team at SFJones Architects. They’re going against the cliché that “bigger is better” with the beer garden located at the Fields LA (home of the LA Football club), where Jones has repurposed shipping containers to function as affordable and mobile eateries. The same holds true at the Pavilions at Veranda in Concord, CA, where tiny brick and mortar structures (not much bigger than a food truck) and a common seating area offer a refreshing outdoor twist on the traditional mall food court.

His other recent projects run the gamut: restoring the classic Ashley residence (built 1908) in Coronado; developing the Foundry and Lux business campus at Oyster Cove; rebuilding homes destroyed by fire in Santa Rosa; and creating new spaces for clients ranging from medical collectives to legendary restauranteurs. Whatever the project, Jones brings thirty years of experience and success, making him well-prepared for the challenges of the future.

His assignments are all reflections of the ways in which Jones is evolving his business from mere architecture and design to “placemaking” – using thoughtful and efficient design concepts to make businesses, offices, and homes more sustainable, livable, and unique. As the business and commercial world reimagine where and when we do business, Stephen Francis Jones and his design team continue to think outside of the box, to imagine spaces that unify as well as define us. Common open spaces, integration with the natural landscape, and user-friendly amenities are just as important to Jones’ projects as basic form and function.

Even though the term might be new, the idea behind placemaking has always been at the heart of Jones’ work, including his most high-profile accomplishments. Whether you are talking about his first “tiny” project, Li’l Simzy’s at the Point in El Segundo; the innovative El Camp office complex (also in El Segundo); Wolfgang Puck’s signature restaurant Spago in Beverly Hills; farm-to-table landmark MB Post in Manhattan Beach; the flagship location for La Brea Bakery; the Lucky Strike Bowling chain; Japan’s Mister Donut franchise; or the Java House chain in Africa, Jones’ designs are more than just places to eat – they are highly crafted social spaces where relationships are formed, collegial and familial bonds are reinforced, and communities are built.


7/2 9am pst - Janeane spoke with Director/Producer Betsy West, who along with Julie Cohen, created the film RBG

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At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg 's exceptional life and career from Betsy West and Julie Cohen, and co-produced by Storyville Films and CNN Films. 


BY Betsy West and Julie Cohen

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STARRING...Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Jane and James Ginsburg, Clara Spera, Gloria Steinem, Nina Totenberg, Lilly Ledbetter, Sharron Frontiero and Stephen Wiesenfeld, Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik, Bill Clinton, Ted Olson, Judge Harry Edwards, Senator Orrin Hatch, Eugene Scalia and Bryant Johnson