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Monday, March 18, 2019

3/18/19 Great post show conversation with Vani Hari, New York Times best selling author and founder of FoodBabe.com about her latest book, Feeding You Lies - How to Unravel the Food Industry's Playbook and Reclaim Your Health





VANI HARI (AKA FOOD BABE)

LISTEN to today's conversation with Vani Hari!

FoodBabe.com
Feeding You Lies: How to Unravel the Food Industry's Playbook and Reclaim Your Health is now available for pre-order at Barnes & Nobel and Amazon.com.




ABOUT VANI HARI (an excerpt from her website bio)

My name is Vani Hari, but I’m now better known as “The Food Babe.” For most of my life, I ate anything I wanted. I was a candy addict, drank soda, never ate green vegetables, frequented fast-food restaurants and ate an abundance of processed food. My typical American diet landed me where that diet typically does, in a hospital. It was then, in the hospital bed more than ten years ago, that I decided to make health my number one priority.

I used my new found inspiration for living a healthy life to drive my energy into investigating what is really in our food, how is it grown and what chemicals are used in its production. I didn’t go to nutrition school to learn this. I had to teach myself everything spending thousands of hours researching and talking to experts. As I began to learn more, I was no longer duped by big business marketing tactics, confused by lengthy food labels, and it became easier for me to live in this over-processed world. Most importantly, the more I learned and the more lessons I put into action, the better I felt and wanted to tell everyone about it! My hope for you is that by assimilating the information you learn on FoodBabe.com into your own life, you can experience a richer sense of health and well being than you ever imagined possible!

I started this blog in April of 2011 to share my healthy lifestyle with friends and family. Little did I know at the time, that this blog would change the world. My first name means voice in my native language, but I never thought I would be the person to carry the voice of millions. I am forever inspired by the number of people who not only want to change the quality of the food they are consuming but take control of their own food and health. Over the last four years, FoodBabe.com has become a powerful vehicle for change due to the dedication of those that come here to read and share the information they learn.

Through reading the investigations and information I post on FoodBabe.com, you can expect to learn the truth about harmful ingredients in processed foods and how to avoid the stuff the food industry is trying to hide! You will also learn how to make the right purchasing decisions in the grocery store so that you can create a life long habit of choosing healthy food. I would love you to join my personal email list to stay up to date on hidden truths the food industry doesn’t want you to know about and the big changes that are happening in our food supply.

Creating FoodBabe.com has shown me that it is possible to change the world. Over the past four years, I have seen friends, family members, and the Food Babe Army voting with their dollars like never before. When we all vote with our dollars by choosing to buy products that are sustainably produced, we actively shape the market place. Companies have no choice but to respond to us and improve the quality of their products. We have made some big changes thus far and there is still work to be done! I look forward to what the future holds. What are you waiting for? Join the Food Babe Army today!




I’d love to know you on a first name basis – come on over and introduce yourself on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Hearing from readers is the best part of my day!




Also be sure to check out the new company I founded called Truvani – we believe in real food without added chemicals, products without toxins and labels without lies.


3/18/19 @9:45am pst - Janeane spoke with palliative care physician Sunita Puri about her brilliantly written memoir from the front lines of an increasingly relevant field—and a moving meditation on life, death, and illness THAT GOOD NIGHT Life & Medicine in the Eleventh Hour





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with featured guest Sunita Puri!
“That Good Night is a timely and important work: an insider’s view of caring for the sickest patients and a moving exploration of life’s impermanence. Sunita Puri’s deft attention to language, both in her writing and in her work as a doctor, is a testament to the power of story, narrative, and context to help us make sense of life and its end.”
—Lucy Kalanithi, MD, widow of Paul Kalanithi, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling book When Breath Becomes Air


“A profound meditation on a problem many of us will face; worthy of being mentioned in the same breath as Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal.”
—Kirkus (starred review)


“Recognizing the complementary paths of science and spirituality, [Puri draws] upon the strength, support, and wisdom of her family’s beliefs and values—honoring life and accepting death—to help her patients make ‘eleventh-hour’ choices. . . . This is a powerful memoir, which Puri narrates with honesty, poise, and empathy.”
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)




When Dr. Sunita Puri was a young medical student just learning the ropes, she did a rotation that changed everything for her. Palliative care—care that focuses on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of serious illness—was a relatively new specialty, but one that immediately drew her in. She found herself asking questions she’d never thought about before. 

  • What is a doctor’s obligation to a patient she cannot cure? 
  • What should be the balance between the technical and humanistic sides of medicine? 
  • Does a good doctor promise to do everything to save a patient’s life, or is she honest about medicine’s limits?


In THAT GOOD NIGHT: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour (Viking; Hardcover; On Sale: March 5, 2019), Puri weaves together evocative stories of her career and upbringing with tales of the patients she cares for—all from the front lines of an increasingly important field that has the potential to transform Western medicine. The result is a stunningly lyrical and poignant meditation on the role of medicine in helping us to live, and to die, well.


The American-born daughter of Indian immigrants, Puri knew from a young age that the gulf between her parents’ experiences and her own was impossible to bridge, save for two elements: medicine and spirituality. Between days spent waiting for her mother, an anesthesiologist, to exit the OR, and evenings spent in conversation with her parents about their faith, Puri witnessed the tension between medicine’s impulse to preserve life at all costs and a spiritual embrace of life’s impermanence. But as she followed her mother’s footsteps into medicine, she found herself falling into the trap of depersonalization, spending more time in front of books and computers than with patients. As she writes, “By unintentionally treating patients like a panoply of diagnoses, biological mysteries to be solved, I was losing sight of what had drawn me to medicine in the first place: the unique opportunity to become both a scientist and a humanist, translating book knowledge into relief of human suffering.” But in palliative care—in facing death head-on and embracing what much of medicine sought to erase—she found the meaning she had been searching for.


There is no harder diagnosis to process than fatal illness, and it is physicians like Puri who have the courage to step in at that crucial moment—not only to provide medical knowledge, but also to extend emotional support, and to ask important questions about a patient’s goals and values. In a country with an aging population, this type of care becomes more relevant than ever, and THAT GOOD NIGHT is an essential contribution to our ongoing conversation about healthcare, critical illness, and end of life care. With deep curiosity, empathy, and a novelist’s eye for detail, Puri describes her own experiences in the field, including how she navigates difficult conversations with patients and their families, the differences between palliative care and hospice, and how our health care and medical education systems can be improved to better serve the needs of patients at the end of life.


THAT GOOD NIGHT is an eloquent and intimate memoir; a fascinating look at the interplay between spirituality and medicine; and a frank discussion of how the medical field—with its emphasis on prolonging life at all costs—often fails to be truly focused on what the patient wants. Despite the weighty subject matter, it is ultimately a story of profound hope and compassion, arming readers with powerful tools to transform how we communicate with our doctors about what matters most.





ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Sunita Puri is the Medical Director of the Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care Service at the Keck Hospital and Norris Cancer Center of the University of Southern California, where she also serves as Chair of the Ethics Committee. She graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Anthropology and studied Modern History at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. She completed medical school and residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of California San Francisco, and fellowship training in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Stanford University. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Slate, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and JAMA - Internal Medicine. She has received writing fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, UCross Foundation, and Mesa Refuge. In 2018, she received the Etz Chaim Tree of Life Award from the USC Keck School of Medicine, awarded annually to a member of the faculty who, in the eyes of the campus community, models and provides humanistic and compassionate care.


THAT GOOD NIGHT: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour

Sunita Puri

Viking | On Sale: March 5, 2019 |

Also available as an e-book

For more information, please visit:

www.sunitapuri.com | www.penguinrandomhouse.com

Sunday, March 17, 2019

3/18/19 @9:15am pst - Director Cambria Matlow joined Janeane to talk about her film Woodsrider - A Season of Adventure and Discovery

Cambria Matlow, Director/Producer/Editor


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with featured guest Cambria Matlow!




WOODSRIDER

OPENING ON DIGITAL ON MARCH 12, 2019


"A beautifully and unobtrusively observed homage to the power and
melancholy
of solitude."

- Matt Holzman, KCRW's The Document

"Hauntingly beautiful...Matlow's patient, unobtrusive camera and Ford's magnetism as a subject makes Woodsrider one of the most intimate docs you'll see this year."
- Walker Macmurdo, Willamette Week

2017 Portland Film Festival
2017 Santa Cruz Film Festival (World Premiere) - WINNER, Best Experimental Feature
2016 Northwest Filmmakers Festival, local preview
2016 Eastern Oregon Film Festival, secret WIP screening
2016 Visions du Reel, Market Library

Tenacious, 19 year-old Sadie Ford operates within the poetic persona of a searching pioneer. Her footsteps track over the town of Government Camp's mountain landscape, her dog Scooter her only constant companion. Deep among the Douglas firs Sadie snowshoes to build her nestled tent site, a place she feels more at ease than anywhere with four walls. Riding sessions and house parties in town provide breaths of social interaction and connection, but otherwise she chooses to spend time in solitude. Sadie's simple quest for joy is tempered by melancholy when increasingly warm temperatures on the mountain cause rain to replace snow, and the winter season grows shorter.
Striking a youthful yet elegiac tone, WOODSRIDER is a meditative film about identity, home, and the way that human experience echoes that of the natural world.


WOODSRIDER was written, directed and edited by Cambria Matlow and produced by Matlow, Janique Robillard, and Richard Beer. Uncork'd Entertainment will release the film digitally on March 12 (iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, Fandango Now, Xbox and local Cable Providers). The film has a running time of 83 minutes and will not be rated by the MPAA.


To view the trailer, go to: https://vimeo.com/306102229/93c9d94f59




Cambria Matlow is an Oregon-based film director, producer, and editor whose work seeks meaning in charged moments of stillness and values the emotional experiences created from atmosphere and mood. In her films, intimate interactions and environmental realities reveal hard-to-name personal and political truths.

Her latest film, WOODSRIDER (2017), an immersive portrait of a female snowboarder on Mt Hood, recently premiered at the Santa Cruz Film Festival, where it was awarded Best Experimental Feature. BURNING IN THE SUN (2010), about a young man who starts a local solar energy business in Mali, West Africa, was her directorial debut. The film was selected for IFP’s Documentary Lab and Independent Film Week, broadcast on Al Jazeera and PBS, and seen in festivals worldwide, including Rooftop Films, FICMA Barcelona, New York African Film Festival and Addis Int’l Film Festival, eventually winning the Cinema for Peace International Green Film Award in Berlin.

Her work has been awarded grants and residencies from LEF Foundation, Brooklyn Arts Council, Experimental Television Center, the Puffin Foundation, NW Documentary, and Playa/Oregon Film. Cambria holds a Certificate in Film Production from Burlington College in Vermont and a B.A. in Hispanic Studies from Columbia University. Her current projects include MATRESCENCE, a short essay film made in conjunction with NW Documentary’s anthology project ‘Canopy Stories’; a new personal documentary about her sister’s conflicted relationship with a long-lost Ecuadorian father; and a narrative feature-length script for an environmental fable about Mexican women set in the high desert of 1855 in South Central Oregon. She is an instructor with NW Documentary and Open Signal, and a leader for the Portland, OR chapter of Film Fatales.




Thursday, March 14, 2019

3/18/19 9:30am pst - Experienced and respected writer E.A. Aymar is releasing a new thriller, The Unrepentant

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E.A. Aymar’s most recent thriller, The Unrepentant, was published in March of 2019 by Down and Out Books. His other thrillers include the novel-in-stories The Night of the Flood (in which he served as co-editor and contributor), as well as I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead and You’re As Good As Dead.

Aymar’s column, “Decisions and Revisions,” appears monthly in the Washington Independent Review of Books, and he is also the Managing Editor of The Thrill Begins, ITW’s online resource for aspiring and debut thriller writers. In addition to ITW, he is a member of the Mystery Writers of America and SinC.

Aymar also runs the Noir at the Bar series for Washington, D.C., and has hosted and spoken at a variety of crime fiction, writing, and publishing events nationwide. He was born in Panama and now lives and writes in the D.C./MD/VA triangle.

E.A. Aymar is represented by Michelle Richter with Fuse Literary.

(photo credit: Marian Lozano Photography)



Experienced and respected writer E.A. Aymar is releasing a new thriller, The Unrepentant (March 4 from Down and Out Books), that examines the dark corners of the human mind. It’s one of those books that is almost stressful because you feel like part of the gripping story!

E.A. Aymar talks about his extensive research into the crime and sex trafficking aspects of book or the theme of violence that runs through the book, how a shooting at his son’s daycare influenced it.

ABOUT THE BOOK
When eighteen-year old Charlotte Reyes escapes a predatory group of men, she teams up with a former soldier to take them down. Aymar put in extensive research into sex trafficking when writing this book, and drew on personal experiences of violence.

https://eaymarwrites.com/

3/18/19 @9am pst - Clinical Hypnotherapist Georgia Foster joined host Janeane to talk about her latest book Drink Less in 7 Days



LISTEN to today's conversation 

with featured guest Georgia Foster!


Clinical Hypnotherapist Georgia Foster has been a long sought after expert commenter on the subject of how to drink less in her home country of Australia, and in the UK where she now lives. February is "boost your self esteem month" and her angle on drinking too much is that people think self-critically and unhealthfully which leads to over-drinking, so her message has particular resonance this time of year! Here she is last January on Sky News (major London news source) talking about binge drinking and why culture’s of drinking occur: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56nHHZV4vk8

She released her new research-based guidebook, “Drink Less in 7 Days” (Red Door Publishing, February 1, 2019) to assist a unique and often neglected audience: those who feel like they are drinking too much but who are by no means alcoholics.

A specialist in the myriad of unique problem-drinking behaviors, Foster sought to create a personalized approach to cutting back alcohol consumption. By addressing the emotional roots of over-drinking behaviors, Foster can help rewire your brain to enjoy alcohol in moderation instead of using it as a crutch.

In an interview Georgia discusses:


The importance of focusing on our thinking (instead of our drinking) in managing alcohol consumption

  • Her own background with emotional drinking
  • The role an “Inner Critic” plays in our drinking habits
  • How some former “problem drinkers” are able to manage drinking without cutting it out completely
  • Hypnotherapy and its role in her 7-day drinking program


Increased alcohol consumption in society today is rarely out of the news. But it seems that most therapies and therapists offer an all-or-nothing solution—give up completely or give in to the drink. However, for those of us who would like to reduce our intake without giving up completely, clinical hypnotherapist Georgia Foster offers a middle way—and even better, it takes just seven days! Georgia is a world-leading therapist, specializing in overdrinking behavior (as well as anxiety and self-esteem and other issues). Her drink less courses have a high success rate (95% of attendees report reduced alcohol consumption) and here she shares the secrets of this success. Georgia uses short questionnaires and tick boxes to help the reader establish how they currently relate to alcohol and then gives simple, practical steps to help the reader take back control of their drinking.




Monday, March 4, 2019

Sunday, March 3, 2019

3/4/19 @9:30am pst - accomplished photographer and visual artist Andrea Pritchard joined Janeane on KUCI 88.9fm


Photojournalists Alexandra Avakian, Carol Guzy and Yunghi Kim reveal their stories. What drives them to the frontline and keeps them returning. A documentary that gives insight into a very small group of brave and passionate women committed to the engagement of conflict, even after all the other cameras are gone. An intimate portrait about a select group of story tellers. A documentary by Andrea Pritchard

LISTEN to today's conversation with Andrea Pritchard!




Andrea Pritchard is an accomplished photographer and visual artist. Her background having touched on, includes all aspects of visual arts, which translates into dynamic and striking imagery. She is a Fine Arts graduate from John Abbott College. Holds a Graduate Degree in Visual Journalism and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University, Montreal. Her images document and capture evocative and emotional moments.

Andrea began photographing and documenting at the age of seven. This evolving passion has been a constant thread throughout her life. She has been a designer, art director, creative director and has worked with and mentored many talented artists.

Her work has been featured at the National War Museum of Ottawa as part of the exhibit "Vimy – Beyond the Battle”. Andrea’s telling portrait of Carol Guzy is featured as part of the Nikon Ambassadors program. She has been a contributor to The Link Newspaper and her work has also been featured on several photography sites including, Exposure, Art of Mob, The Whole Story, Adore Chroma Magazine. She has exhibited at Concordia University, John Abbott College, Desjardins, the Segal Center and The Story of the Creative New York, among others. She was nominated for a JUNO for her album design work for April Wine. Andrea is the creator and director of RISK: Women on the Frontline.



Andrea Pritchard, Carol Guzy, Alexandra Avakian, Yunghi Kim

https://www.facebook.com/RiskWomenPhotojournalists/


www.andreapritchard.com

Saturday, March 2, 2019

ALBERT EINSTEIN’S GOD LETTER HIGHLIGHTS TREASURES FROM THE ERIC C. CAREN COLLECTION - 3/4/19 @9:45am pst - Janeane spoke with Eric C. Caren on KUCI 88.9fm

Einstein "God Letter" in English. Einstein, Albert. 1879-1955

Estimate: $100,000-200,000 


Eric C. Caren


LISTEN to today's conversation with Eric C. Caren!


New York- Bonhams announces the seventh installment collector Eric C. Caren's voluminous collection of How History Unfolds on Paper, an online-only sale from March 6-14, with an exhibition in the New York galleries March 7-11. The collection begins in the 17th century and covers 4 decades of American and world history, focusing primarily on letters, documents, and printed media.

Highlighting the sale is an Albert Einstein letter written to a young U.S. Naval Officer near the end of World War II (estimate: $100,000-200,000). The young man had written to Einstein relaying a conversation he'd had with a Jesuit priest who claimed he had convinced the scientist to believe in a "supreme intellect which governs the universe." Rather than his usual cagey response, Einstein admits that he has always been an atheist, but that the world is indeed wondrous: "We have to admire in humility the beautiful harmony of the structure of the world--as far as we can grasp it. And that is all." The letter includes its original envelope, and copies of the original outgoing correspondence.

From America's pre-Revolutionary War period, two highlights include examples of patriot Paul Revere's artwork: a first issue of his famous engraving of Boston Harbor, published in a 1770 Boston almanac (estimate: $15,000-25,000); and a rare variant of his even more famous engraving of the Boston Massacre showing British soldiers firing on American colonists (estimate: $8,000-12,000).

An important Revolutionary War highlight is the military commission appointing Benjamin Lincoln as Major General of the Army of the United States, signed by John Hancock as President of the Continental Congress (estimate: $60,000-90,000). Issued in February 1777, the appointment was signed at Baltimore during the brief window of time that city served as the nation's capital. Interestingly, this appointment as Major General (one of 5 suggested by George Washington), provoked jealousy and outrage in Benedict Arnold, who was not one of the 5 promoted, and who nursed a grudge which likely led him to betray his country a short while later.

Further highlights include reportage of Alexander Hamilton's duel with Aaron Burr, providing both an account of the tragic event and printing the correspondence exchanged between the two in the run up. Most devastatingly for Burr, the paper prints Hamilton's message to his family, in which he announces his intention to throw away his shot (and make Burr look the villain) (estimate: $3,000-5000); two remarkable broadsides from the War of 1812: a Baltimore paper's first hand account of the bombardment of Fort McHenry (estimate: $8,000-12,000), and a rare, early printing of the full lyrics of the "Star Spangled Banner" (estimate: $8,000-12,000).

The sale also offers several items of Mormon interest, including a fine copy of the 1830 first edition of the Book of Mormon (estimate: $40,000-60,000), and an 1844 letter from an early church member relaying a first-hand account of Joseph Smith's last words to his flock before his death at the hands of a mob (estimate: $10,000-15,000).

From the realm of sports, the collection offers the earliest known newspaper coverage of Babe Ruth (estimate: $6,000-9,000). In an April 4, 1914 issue of the Baltimore News, as the Babe's first professional season with the Orioles got underway, the newspaper emphasized the young player's prowess as a pitcher, not a batter, reporting that the "St. Mary's schoolboy is going to do plenty of twirling." Not long after this story appeared, Ruth was traded to the Red Sox, who would infamously trade him to the Yankees after only 2 years.

Contacts:

For further information and images call Sung-Hee Kim on +1 917-206-1692, or email sunghee.kim@bonhams.com . For interviews with Eric C. Caren, please contact Gail@ParenteauGuidance.com or call 212-532-3934.


NOTES FOR EDITORS

Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's largest and most renowned auctioneers, offering fine art and antiques, motor cars and jewellery. The main salerooms are in London, New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong, with auctions also held in Knightsbridge, Edinburgh, Paris, San Francisco and Sydney. With a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 22 countries, Bonhams offers advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full list of forthcoming auctions, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments, please visit bonhams.com. #bonhams

ALBERT EINSTEIN’S GOD LETTER IN ENGLISH & First Edition Book of Mormon with Joseph Smith’s Last Words HIGHLIGHTS TREASURES FROM THE ERIC C. CAREN COLLECTION on auction March 6-14

Press Release- Bonhams announces the seventh installment collector Eric C. Caren's voluminous collection of How History Unfolds on Paper, an online-only sale from March 6-14, with an exhibition in the New York galleries March 7-11. The collection begins in the 17th century and covers 4 centuries of American and world history, focusing primarily on letters, documents, and printed media.

Highlighting the sale is an Albert Einstein letter written to a young U.S. Naval Officer near the end of World War II (estimate: $100,000-200,000). The young man had written to Einstein relaying a conversation he'd had with a Jesuit priest who claimed he had convinced the scientist to believe in a "supreme intellect which governs the universe." Rather than his usual cagey response, Einstein admits that he has always been an atheist, but that the world is indeed wondrous: "We have to admire in humility the beautiful harmony of the structure of the world--as far as we can grasp it. And that is all." The letter includes its original envelope, and copies of the original outgoing correspondence.

From America's pre-Revolutionary War period, two highlights include examples of patriot Paul Revere's artwork: a first issue of his famous engraving of Boston Harbor, published in a 1770 Boston almanac (estimate: $15,000-25,000); and a rare variant of his even more famous engraving of the Boston Massacre showing British soldiers firing on American colonists (estimate: $8,000-12,000).

An important Revolutionary War highlight is the military commission appointing Benjamin Lincoln as Major General of the Army of the United States, signed by John Hancock as President of the Continental Congress (estimate: $60,000-90,000). Issued in February 1777, the appointment was signed at Baltimore during the brief window of time that city served as the nation's capital. Interestingly, this appointment as Major General (one of 5 suggested by George Washington), provoked jealousy and outrage in Benedict Arnold, who was not one of the 5 promoted, and who nursed a grudge which likely led him to betray his country a short while later.

Further highlights include reportage of Alexander Hamilton's duel with Aaron Burr, providing both an account of the tragic event and printing the correspondence exchanged between the two in the run up. Most devastatingly for Burr, the paper prints Hamilton's message to his family, in which he announces his intention to throw away his shot (and make Burr look the villain) (estimate: $3,000-5000); two remarkable broadsides from the War of 1812: a Baltimore paper's first hand account of the bombardment of Fort McHenry (estimate: $8,000-12,000), and a rare, early printing of the full lyrics of the "Star Spangled Banner" (estimate: $8,000-12,000).

The sale also offers several items of Mormon interest, including a fine copy of the 1830 first edition of the Book of Mormon (estimate: $40,000-60,000), and an 1844 letter from an early church member relaying a first-hand account of Joseph Smith's last words to his flock before his death at the hands of a mob (estimate: $10,000-15,000).


From the realm of sports, the collection offers the earliest known newspaper coverage of Babe Ruth (estimate: $6,000-9,000). In an April 4, 1914 issue of the Baltimore News, as the Babe's first professional season with the Orioles got underway, the newspaper emphasized the young player's prowess as a pitcher, not a batter, reporting that the "St. Mary's schoolboy is going to do plenty of twirling." Not long after this story appeared, Ruth was traded to the Red Sox, who would infamously trade him to the Yankees after only 2 years.




Tuesday, February 26, 2019

2/25/19 @9:30am pst - Estrella Harrington, COO of Global Discovery Biosciences, joined Janeane on KUCI 88.9fm

LISTEN to today's conversation powerful conversation
with Estrella Harrington.


Estrella Harrington, COO of Global Discovery Biosciences, is responsible for execution of the GBD global operations and expansion. She is the former CEO of Coastal Living, Entertainment and Dining, and has more than 23 years of entrepreneurial management and operations experience in the startup, development, implementation and growth of small and large companies. Ms. Harrington served in the financial services and banking industry prior to entering the entertainment and dining industry. She was a partner in Princeton Private Capital and worked Directly with the Sainsbury group in London. She had a staff of 178 representatives as Managing Director of WMA and held all necessary securities licenses.

As an entrepreneur, Estrella created a unique brand under the A La Carte Gourmet umbrella including two restaurants, and markedly expanded and grew it’s catering and event planning offering. Mrs. Harrington has garnered many awards including Talk of the Town Caterer, City of Laguna Beach; Best Caterer, Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce; Fox 11 Award for Orange County Best Caterer; and Business Woman of the Year by the Business Advisory Council, National Republican Congressional Committee. Ms. Harrington founded GuardaHeart Foundation in late 2011.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

2/25/19 @9:45am pst Nicole Lanni of Feeling Groovy Wellness joined host Janeane on KUCI 88.9fm!

NICOLE LANNI

LISTEN to today's conversation with Nicole Lanni!

CEO & Founder at Feeling Groovy Wellness and Cafe

Founder at Feeling Groovy Wellness and Cafe

Former President of the Rancho Cucamonga Chapter at Holistic Chamber of Commerce

Former Founder at Journey To Empowerment

Worked at THE VISION BOARD INSTITUTE

"Feeling Groovy is a true holistic experience for health, happiness and well-being from the inside out. We help you discover what healthy means for you and your family by providing classes, workshops, services and a natural, organic cafe in one convenient location."

2/25/19 - Poet and spiritual adviser Mark Nepo joined host Janeane on KUCI 88.9fm!



LISTEN to today's conversation with Mark Nepo!

Mark Nepo, is a poet and spiritual adviser who has taught in the fields of poetry and spirituality for over 30 years. Nepo is best known for his New York Times #1 bestseller, The Book of Awakening. He has published 12 books and recorded six audio projects. A cancer survivor, Nepo writes and teaches about the journey of inner transformation and the life of relationship.


Mark Nepo moved and inspired readers and seekers all over the world with his #1 New York Times bestseller The Book of Awakening. Beloved as a poet, teacher, and storyteller, Mark has been called "one of the finest spiritual guides of our time," "a consummate storyteller," and "an eloquent spiritual teacher." His work is widely accessible and used by many and his books have been translated into more than twenty languages. A bestselling author, he has published twenty books and recorded fourteen audio projects. In 2015, he was given a Life-Achievement Award by AgeNation. And in 2016, he was named by Watkins: Mind Body Spirit as one of the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People, and was also chosen as one of OWN's SuperSoul 100, a group of inspired leaders using their gifts and voices to elevate humanity. In 2017 Mark became a regular columnist for Spirituality & Health Magazine.

Recent work includes More Together Than Alone (Atria, 2018), Things That Join the Sea and the Sky (Sounds True, 2017), a Nautilus Book Award Winner and cited by Spirituality & Practice as one of the Best Spiritual Books of 2017, The Way Under the Way: The Place of True Meeting (Sounds True, 2016), a Nautilus Book Award Winner, The One Life We're Given (Atria) cited by Spirituality & Practice as one of the Best Spiritual Books of 2016, Inside the Miracle (Sounds True), selected by Spirituality & Health Magazine as one of the top ten best books of 2015, The Endless Practice (Atria), cited by Spirituality & Practice as one of the Best Spiritual Books of 2014, his book of poems, Reduced to Joy (Viva Editions), named by Spirituality & Practice as one of the Best Spiritual Books of 2013, a 6CD box set of teaching conversations based on the poems in Reduced to Joy (Sounds True, 2014), and Seven Thousand Ways to Listen (Atria), which won the 2012 Books for a Better Life Award.

Mark was part of Oprah Winfrey's The Life You Want Tour in 2014 and has appeared several times with Oprah on her Super Soul Sunday program on OWN TV. He has also been interviewed by Robin Roberts on Good Morning America. The Exquisite Risk was listed by Spirituality & Practice as one of the Best Spiritual Books of 2005, calling it "one of the best books we've ever read on what it takes to live an authentic life." Mark devotes his writing and teaching to the journey of inner transformation and the life of relationship. He continues to offer readings, lectures, and retreats. Please visit Mark as well at:

threeintentions.com and http://wmespeakers.com/speaker/mark-nepo

2/25/19 Hungarian born, LA-based Ivan Kamaras lends his voice to Dr. Ruben Brandt, in Sony Pictures Classics breakout hit, Ruben Brandt, Collector



Pronounced: Ivan Kamaras (ee-VAN CO-mo-rash)

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'Ruben Brandt, Collector' is a sexy, smart art heist film - that happens to be animated. It is garnering incredible reviews worldwide, including Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Hollywood Reporter and many more.

Peter Travers of the Rolling Stone calls "Ruben Brandt, Collector" a "transcendent cinema marvel that re-invents what animation can do." High art becomes high cinema.

Ivan Kamaras voices the starring role of Dr. Ruben Brandt, a brilliant but tormented psychotherapist who desperately seeks relief by possessing the famous paintings that possess him. Encouraged by several of his nefariously-inclined patients, Brandt embarks on a globetrotting spree to steal a dozen 20th-century masterpieces. From Tate’s Picasso in London to MoMA’s Warhol in New York, these are the canvases that terrorize Brandt in mind-bending nightmares. Now as the infamous “Collector,” and chased from museums to private collections, Brandt must face the art that will come alive before him.

Ivan will discuss:

How art is a key to the trouble of the mind
How art heals
Why this stylish action thriller has captured attention around the world


Ivan Kamaras, Star of Ruben Brandt, Collector - Man Behind the Voice


Ivan Kamara's voice of Ruben Brandt in Sony Pictures Classics animated art-heist shares insights on acclaimed Hungarian feature that elevates both genre and relationship to art.




LOS ANGELES, February 19, 2019 (Newswire.com) - “Art is a key to the troubles of the mind,” proclaims Dr. Ruben Brandt. It could also be the motto of Ivan Kamaras’ life, the Hungarian-born star of "Ruben Brandt, Collector."

Ivan Kamaras is the star voice behind Sony Pictures Classics English-language release of Hungary’s "Ruben Brandt, Collector," a genre-bending art-heist indie that is making waves. Mostly hand-drawn, this debut feature film is the six-year opus of Budapest visual artist Milorad Krstic. So original and eye-popping is this high-octane caper that Peter Travers of the Rolling Stone calls "Ruben Brandt, Collector" a "transcendent cinema marvel that re-invents what animation can do." High art becomes high cinema.

Kamaras plays Dr. Ruben Brandt, a brilliant but tormented psychotherapist who desperately seeks relief by possessing the famous paintings that possess him. Encouraged by several of his nefariously-inclined patients, Brandt embarks on a globetrotting spree to steal a dozen 20th-century masterpieces. From Tate’s Picasso in London to MoMA’s Warhol in New York, these are the canvases that terrorize Brandt in mind-bending nightmares. Now as the infamous “Collector,” and chased from museums to private collections, Brandt must face the art that will come alive before him.

“Art helps people, it cures people, it heals people, art is therapy, it’s alchemy, turning toxic thoughts, emotions, or energy into something better, even beautiful and divine,” says Kamaras. It is a conviction long held by Dr. Brandt in his practice, where he uses it with success on his patients, but now, must heal himself. Kamaras continues, ”The therapist must heed his credo, that to conquer your problems, you must possess them.”

"This movie can be as simple as it is surreal,” says Kamaras, “On the surface, it’s a stylish, action-propelled crime story with characters drawn as oddly as those in the stolen paintings -- although we soon accept that a thief can be a four-eyed thief and a socialite three-breasted. Diversity becomes the norm.”

For Kamaras, starring in animation for grownups is new. Now based in Los Angeles, his two-decade career in Hungary spanned theatre, film, and television.

At 23, upon graduating from Budapest’s premiere acting conservatory, Kamaras won the National Theatrical Award for Best Actor as "Othello." Early acclaim led to starring roles on the national stage, including Benedick in "Much Ado About Nothing," Antony in "Antony & Cleopatra," Romeo in "Romeo and Juliet," Stanley Kowalski in "A Streetcar Named Desire," and Brick in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."

At the same time, Kamaras became one of Hungary’s most bankable box office draws. Significant roles in European film and TV series then became springboards to domestic American productions -- including Guillermo del Toro’s "Hellboy II: The Golden Army," "Strike Back," "Die Hard 5," "Spy," "Houdini," and "Fleming."

“This film has a mission, something, that has never been done before,” adds Kamarás "Imagine Picasso and Freud animating Dick Tracy. It’s turning real art into animation and animation into real art. It is brave to make the statement that art can be cool, smart, thrilling, funny, odd and fancy at the same time. It makes it accessible for a younger generation to see paintings without going to a museum and it challenges what we think of as beautiful.”

"Ruben Brandt, Collector" opens in Los Angeles on Friday, Feb. 22 at the Landmark NuArt Theater in West Los Angeles. For a listing of national theatrical dates, please visit: http://www.sonyclassics.com/rubenbrandtcollector/#1stPage

Ivan Kamaras is represented by Open Entertainment. For more, please visit http://www.IvanKamaras.com, follow on Instagram @Kamaras.Ivan and Twitter @IvanKamaras .

2/25/19 @9:15am pst - aspiring actor Kirk Taylor spoke with Janeane on KUCI 88.9fm!

KIRK TAYLOR

Actor. Singer. Composer. 


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Kirk Taylor hails from New York City by way of Bridgeport, Connecticut. Trained by late luminaries Lee Strasberg, Stella Adler, Clay Stevenson, Elaine Aiken, and Lehman Engel, he earned a BFA from New York University with a major in Drama and a minor in Music. Kirk has enjoyed success in the acting, teaching and music arenas. 




Imagine beginning your professional acting career convincing Francis Ford Coppola that you have a good idea for a scene; then moving on to work with film artists as varied as Stanley Kubrick, Spike Lee, and Charles Bronson. For actor Kirk Taylor, success as a young actor three decades ago gave him the confidence he needed to expand his career into becoming a respected acting teacher and accomplished musician.

Now, Kirk Taylor is finding his “second act” as a film performer, appearing in the new musical film “Revival!,” a new rendering of the Gospel According to John. Produced by and starring Harry Lennix (“The Blacklist”), Taylor stars as Cephas (known as Simon Peter), the apostle who denies knowing Jesus, appearing with an all-star cast that includes Chaka Khan, Michelle Williams, and T’Keyah Crystal Keyman. “Revival!” opens in select cities this December, and is co-directed by Danny Green (“Troubled Waters”) and Obba Babatunde (“Miss Evers’ Boys”), and features a gospel-inspired score by Grammy nominee Mali Music.

A student of both Lee Strasberg and Stella Adler, Kirk Taylor’s life as a performer has found him working regularly in memorable supporting roles in films such as “Death Wish 3,” “School Daze,” “Full Metal Jacket,” and later in acclaimed indie dramas like “MacArthur Park” and “The Angriest Man in Brooklyn.” He’s seen his share of parts left on the cutting room floor, and his name left out of the credits, but that hasn’t stopped Taylor from finding success and praise from all corners, from strangers who recognize him from a key role in a favorite film, to a chance encounter with Sidney Poitier that left a lasting impression.

Guided by his deep faith and a lifelong respect for the craft of performing, Taylor’s resurgence on the big screen follows years of work as an acting coach and stage performer, with Broadway, regional, and off-Broadway credits in both contemporary and classical works. An avid musician and composer, Taylor’s creativity knows few bounds, and the stories he tells about a lifetime of professional work reflect unique insight into the trials and tribulations of a show business career.

2/25/19 @9am pst - Author and artist Jonathan Santlofer joined host Janeane to talk about his memoir The Widower's Notebook and more!




photo credit: Clarke Tolton 


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Jonathan Santlofer is an author and artist. His memoir The Widower’s Notebook will be published by Penguin Books on July 10, 2018. He is the author of the international bestselling novel, The Death Artist, as well as Color Blind, The Killing Art, The Murder Notebook, and Anatomy of Fear, which won the Nero Award for best crime novel of 2009. He recently created and edited The New York Times “Notable Book,” It Occurs To Me that I Am America, a collection of original work by more than 50 of today’s best known authors and artists. He is editor/contributor of The New York Times best selling serial novel Inherit the Dead, editor and contributor of LA NOIRE: The Collected Stories, Akashic Books’ The Marijuana Chronicles, and co-editor, contributor and illustrator of the short story anthology, The Dark End of the Street. His stories appear in numerous collections, including The Rich & the Dead, edited by Nelson De Mille, New Jersey Noir, edited by Joyce Carol Oates, Lawrence Block’s two bestselling anthologies, In Sunlight and In Shadow and Alive In Form and Color. His stories have also appeared in such publications as Ellery Queen Magazine and the Strand Magazine.

Jonathan is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts grants, has been a Visiting Artist at the American Academy In Rome, the Vermont Studio Center, and serves on the board of Yaddo, one of the oldest arts communities in the U.S.

He was the creator and director of the Center For Fiction’s CRIME FICTION ACADEMY, the only program devoted exclusively to crime writing. He has taught Crime Fiction Writing, the graphic novel and Drawing in Pratt Institute’s Creative Writing program, Columbia University and The New School. He has given numerous workshops at writing conferences and festivals and has been a sought after lecturer at colleges, universities and museums across the country, among them the Whitney Museum of American Art, MOMA, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and LA MOCA.

Also a well-known artist, Jonathan’s work has been exhibited in more than 200 exhibitions worldwide and is included in numerous private, corporate and public collections, among them the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, Art Institute of Chicago, IL, the Newark Museum, NJ, and Tokyo’s Institute of Contemporary Art, Japan.

Jonathan’s work has been written about and reviewed extensively. He has been profiled in such publications as The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Newsday, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, has been the subject of a Sunday NY Times Magazine “Questions For” column.

He lives in New York City where he writes and paints and is currently at work on a new novel.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

2/19/19 - Grant Sabatier, founder of MillennialMoney.com shares tips to making all the money you will ever need!

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GRANT SABATIER
In 2010, 24-year old Grant Sabatier woke up to find he had $2.26 in his bank account. Five years later, he had a net worth of over $1.25 million, and CNBC began calling him “the Millennial Millionaire.” By age 30, he had reached financial independence, started multiple companies, and partnered with financial gurus like Vicki Robin.

In FINANCIAL FREEDOM: A Proven Path to All the Money You Will Ever Need, Sabatier takes readers step-by-step through the strategies he used to turn his financial life around, presenting a personalized blueprint to make more money in less time, eliminate debt, and set yourself up for life. Sabatier realized quickly that most of the accepted wisdom about money, work, and retirement is either incorrect, incomplete, or so old-school it’s obsolete. FINANCIAL FREEDOM challenges the accepted narrative of spending decades working a traditional 9 to 5 job, pinching pennies, and finally earning the right to retirement at age 65, and instead offers readers an alternative: forget everything you’ve ever learned about money so that you can actually live the life you want.

Even if your goal isn’t to make a million dollars in the next five years, or to retire before age 35, Sabatier explains how to use the tools in FINANCIAL FREEDOM to make efficient use of every earning hour and opportunity to create more time for the things you love. Sabatier offers surprising, counter-intuitive advice on topics such as:

· How to find extra hours in your week for your side hustle

· How to save money without giving up what makes you happy

· How to travel for less

· How to live for free

· The best ways to invest at every stage of life.



Most importantly, Sabatier highlights that, while one’s ability to make money is limitless, one’s time is not. No one should spend precious years working at a job they dislike or worrying about how to make ends meet. FINANCIAL FREEDOM is not merely a laundry list of advice to follow to get rich quick—it’s a practical roadmap to living life on one’s own terms, as soon as possible.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Grant Sabatier, called "The Millennial Millionaire" by CNBC, is the Founder of MillennialMoney.com, where he writes about personal finance, investing, and entrepreneurship and hosts the Financial Freedom podcast. Sabatier graduated from the University of Chicago and has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, NPR, Money Magazine, and many others. He lives in New York City with his wife.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

2/18/19 @9:45am pst - Singer/Songwriter Lissie joins Janeane on KUCI 88.9fm!

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ABOUT LISSIE

When you look back on your past accomplishments, how do you feel? Do you have a strong sense of nostalgia—an urgent longing to bring things back to how they were? Are there things you wish you could’ve done differently? What would you celebrate, and what would you change?

For Lissie, her past—the last decade or so, to be specific—is something still very much alive and open to interpretation and rephrasing. With the approaching release of When I’m Alone: The Piano Retrospective, the singer is poised to show listeners that her past is hardly static, that the songs she wrote nearly 10 years ago are still fresh and vibrant, evoking feelings old and new.

In the eyes of the midwestern songstress, who in recent years made a conscientious return to her roots with the purchase of some 50 acres in northeastern Iowa, the operative metaphor at work in her career—and in the creation of the retrospective album—is something deeply entropic: gardening.

“When you garden,” she says, thoughtfully, “it’s like all of the things you eat and grow are beautiful, and as they die and decompose, that carnage becomes the food for the plants you grow next year. When you’re out in nature and there’s four seasons, you see the cycle… It spurs my creativity to see how life becomes death becomes life. It’s this beautiful, comforting thing because it’s a constant.”

And that entropic beauty shines through in her work on When I’m Alone. When you listen to the lush, atmospheric arrangements of Lissie’s best-loved, most career-defining tunes, you can almost hear the “carnage” of each past moment and remembered feeling coalescing to form this beautiful, dark tempest of emotion and memory.

It’s a thought that should give you pause—when old songs make you feel new things. And that’s exactly what happens all throughout When I’m Alone. From the title track—reworked in a lower key, Lissie’s voice moving, breathing with all the strength it had when the original version dropped in 2010, but with a new sort of power behind it—to the cover of Fleetwood Mac’s hit, “Dreams,” you get the sense that Lissie is writing a love letter to her past. And it’s not sad or nostalgic at all, but mature, grown-up, looking backward and forward simultaneously.

Stacking up the 10 original songs on When I’m Alone next to their counterparts from throughout the past decade or so, the differences are profound. The new arrangements, written for piano, are considerate, quiet, respectful of their former states. This disparity gives the listener a more complete look back on the arc of Lissie’s songwriting style and canon—the singer sounding more the chanteuse and less the folksy songbird of 10 years past. But we now know these songs are evergreen, permutable.

Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security by the idea of a piano-based retread of Lissie’s most accomplished hits, though. This record is toned down without being buttoned up. These reinterpretations still move in the way the originals do.

For Lissie, the idea behind When I’m Alone came about almost as a test of each tune’s structural integrity.

“When you take a song out of its production and strip it down to its basic elements,” she opines, “you get the heart of the song. You find out whether it can stand on its own, whether it’s a good song. When they come down to their basic bones, are these really meaningful pieces that stand on their own?”

The answer here is a resounding “yes—yes they are.” But more than that, they’re about respecting and appreciating the canon Lissie has crafted, along with the emotions and moments that went into writing each song.

“The reason I started writing songs when I was younger was this urgent, pressing need of ‘this is how I process my experiences and my emotions,’” she says. Now, I’m revisiting what the songs were about, which relationship inspired what, and what point my life was at.”

In addition to looking back and analyzing and celebrating her songwriting, though, Lissie’s found herself reasserting her agency through these rearrangements, saying “I’m seeing my romantic history over the last 10 years laid out in song, times when things were challenging, mistakes were made, my feelings were hurt, I acted badly… We can use the mistakes as a lesson in order to grow. I feel like being able to go back and revisit my songs is slightly heartbreaking, but also heartening—like, I’ve survived this past decade. I get to decide when and how and what I share.”

It’s this spirit of retrospection and reinterpretation that truly affects what When I’m Alone is as both a body of work and a test of artistry. And while we’re given this songbook-as-a-scrapbook to pore and puzzle over, Lissie just wants to get back to her farm for a little while—to breathe the open air and sow some seeds in preparation for cultivating her next big move.




When I'm Alone: The Piano Retrospective' out April 5th 2019
Pre-order here: https://lissie.lnk.to/WIAFa and get 'When I'm Alone (Piano Version)' instantly


2/18/19 @9:30am pst - Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code and Author of BRAVE NOT PERFECT!



BRAVE, NOT PERFECT: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder (On Sale: February 5, 2019; Currency) is a bold, honest book for any woman that has felt crushed under the weight of her own expectations. For those that are losing sleep ruminating over a tiny mistake or worrying about what someone else thinks of them. For all the women that are running themselves ragged trying to do it all at home and at work, with a smile and not a hair out of place. For every woman that lives her life by the mantra that failure is simply not an option.

BRAVE, NOT PERFECT is a book that forces women to look at their lives through a new lens. It forces them to ask: am I living the life I always imagined for myself, or am I living a life that merely feels safe?




Inspired by her hugely popular TED Talk, BRAVE NOT PERFECT explores this innate (or instilled) fear that holds women back – both personally and professionally.

From an early age, women are taught to play it safe. Well-meaning parents and teachers reward girls for being quiet and polite, they urge them to be careful so they don’t get hurt. Meanwhile, boys were expected to speak up, get dirty, play rough, and climb to the top of the monkey bars. In short, boys are taught to be brave, while girls are taught to be perfect.

As a result, girls grow up to be women who are afraid to fail. So terrified of not doing everything perfectly, they tamp down their dreams and narrow their world, along with their opportunities for happiness. As too many women eventually learn, being afraid to take risks, to use their voice to take a stand or ask for what they want, even to make mistakes, leads to a lot of disappointment and regret.

BRAVE NOT PERFECT draws on hundreds of interviews with girls and women from around the country, stories of women changing the world one brave act at a time, as well as Saujani’s own personal journey. Because as common and crippling as perfectionism is among women of all ages and backgrounds, what Saujani has seen time and time again, in the many women she has met along the way, is a tremendous capacity to rewire themselves for bravery.

We hope that you’ll agree that this is an important and timely message as women across the country are coming together to speak out against centuries-old power imbalances; from those who broke their silence to ignite the #metoo movement, to those championing pay equality, to the students that are working toward closing the gender gap in STEM subjects – we are witnessing the changes and the triumphs that result from being brave, not perfect.




ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


Reshma Saujani is the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology while teaching girls confidence and bravery through coding. She has been interviewed on NPR's Marketplace and The Brian Lehrer Show and featured in the New York Times, Forbes, Fortune, Fast Company, Real Simple, Glamour, Family Circle, The Daily Show, and more. She's been named one of Fortune's 40 under 40, a WSJ magazine innovator of the year, one of the 50 most powerful women in New York by the New York Daily News, Forbes' Most Powerful Women Changing the World, Business Insider's 50 Women Who Are Changing the World, and an AOL/PBS MAKER. Reshma is also author of Girls Who Code, a New York Times bestselling book for young readers. Her TED Talk on the topic (below), has been viewed 4 million times. Beyond her influential personal network and 100K twitter followers, Girls Who Code has 200K followers on Twitter, an email list of 50K, chapters in 50 states, and partnerships with 40+ companies with vast employee networks, like Facebook, Goldman Sachs, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Pixar, and Verizon. 



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We're raising our girls to be perfect, and we're raising our boys to be brave, says Reshma Saujani, the founder of Girls Who Code. Saujani has taken up the charge to socialize young girls to take risks and learn to program -- two skills they need to move society forward. To truly innovate, we cannot leave behind half of our population, she says. "I need each of you to tell every young woman you know to be comfortable with imperfection."