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Thursday, July 30, 2020

NEW on KUCI 88.9fm with host Janeane - Director, Producer and Writer Varda Bar-Kar talks about her latest film, Fandango at the Wall





FANDANGO AT THE WALL follows Arturo O’Farrill, maestro Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra founder, and Kabir Sehgal, bestselling author and music producer, as they prepare to record a live album at the U.S.-Mexico border wall. Their project is inspired by the annual music festival called Fandango Fronterizo, which unites people in son jarocho's song and dance on both sides of the Tijuana-San Diego border.

Before recording, Fandango Fronterizo organizer, Jorge Francisco Castillo, takes O’Farrill and Sehgal on an inspiring journey of Veracruz, Mexico, where son jarocho, the 300-hundred-year-old folk music called combining indigenous, Spanish, and African traditions originated. As they travel to the remotest regions of the Veracruz coast, they meet legendary son jarocho musicians and artisans and recruit them for the upcoming festival. Their travels culminate at the annual border celebration, promoting peace, and celebrating unity. From executive producers, Quincy Jones, Andrew Young, Carlos Santana, producers Kabir Sehgal and Doug Davis, and director Varda Bar-Kar, the film introduces the beautiful music of the region through intimate storytelling and captivating concert footage. FANDANGO AT THE WALL is a powerful reminder of music’s ability to bridge cultural barriers.

ABOUT VARDA BAR-KAR
 
director | producer | writer 
NFMLA Board Member
BIG VOICE (on Hulu, PBS SoCal, July 31 @ 8 pm)
FANDANGO AT THE WALL (coming soon)
music without borders
Ford Foundation & Miranda Foundation Grant Recipient



KUCI's Janeane Bernstein chats with Leslie La Page of the LA FEMME International Film Festival


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Meet Leslie La Page 

For over a decade Leslie La Page has Produced, Directed and Line Produced/UPM for Film, TV, Music Videos, Commercials and Theatrical productions nationally and internationally in both the independent and commercial markets. She has worked for such companies as Black Entertainment Television Action Pay Per View (BET) HBO, Lifetime TV, MTV, Paramount and Nickelodeon just to name a few.

While at BET she line produced their entire slate of original programming which aired on their network and additional achieved international and domestic video releases. Her production experience also involves her in the areas of marketing, developing scripts, creating promotional copy as well as promotional feature spots and trailers.

In 1997 Ms. La Page ran and operated TIGER’S EYE SOUND, a dialogue editorial company, with her partner Bruce Murphy. There she worked with numerous awarding winning dialogue editors and edited over 20 independent feature films in the company’s first year. Ms. La Page and TIGER’S EYE SOUND dialogue-edited such critically acclaimed films as: 1998 Academy Awards Nominee, Best Foreign Film – “Four Days in September”; 1998 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award for “Smoke Signals”; and the film “Dead Man’s Curve,” which was a Sundance Film Festival Invitee.

In 2003, Leslie and her Partner Saul Stein, Co-Executive Producer of “The Holy Land”, formed BooYah! Films and have released through Cavu Pictures the critically acclaimed film “The Holy Land”, which opened domestically at the Angelica Theatre in New York City before rolling out to 45 cities across the nation. She still has her production company Infinity Films which is involved in feature film, music video, and commercial productions.

Ms. La Page also consults independent filmmakers for feature films, script analysis, budgets, independent marketing, and film festivals and taught at the New York Film Academy and has taught as an adjunct professor nationally at universities. She was a Slamdance Film Festival Programmer for over five years and was the creator and Executive Producer for the Slamdance Filmmaker’s Bootcamp.

Ms. LaPage was the Director of Programming for the New Orleans Media Experience Film Festival (NOME 2003) occurring in Louisiana which platformed over 100 films. 50% of the films platformed at NOME went on to have theatrical distribution: Show Boy, Nursie, Hungry Hearts, Dog Walker and Flavors just to name a few.

Ms. LaPage launched in 2005 the LA FEMME International Film Festival which still operated today as one of the most prestigious women’s film festivals in Los Angeles. The focus of the film festival is to empower women in entertainment and to platform women artists with commercially viable productions. Ms. LaPage has been a forerunner in the empowerment of independent artists. Ms LaPage explored new technologies as the V.P. of Production for Fun Little Movies channel on the Sprint mobile network. She directed and produced the channel’s first animated series, “Spacey Movie, The Series”.

Ms. LaPage launched a “Christian Faith Based Network” for a philanthropic Christian organization. She held the title of Supervising Producer for all Original Programming in Production and Post Production for their scripted and non-scripted content.

Ms. La Page holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and a Master of Fine Arts in Film Directing from the California Institute of the Arts. She currently teaches as an Adjunct teacher at Columbia College Hollywood. Ms. LaPage is currently in development with Television shows for the major networks and writing a novel series.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Coming up on KUCI 88.9fm - Anna Penenberg talks about her new memoir, Dancing in the Narrows - a powerful book detailing her journey to rediscover herself after spending years as a single mother struggling to help her daughter navigate Lyme disease

“Dancing in the Narrows” chronicles a mother and daughter’s multiyear journey through illness and trauma. At sixteen, Anna’s youngest daughter, Dana, is stricken with a mysterious debilitating condition, eventually diagnosed as Lyme Disease. Completely dependent and in excruciating pain, Dana spends years on the sofa.

Desperate to find a cure, the two women are thrust into the established medical world, then far beyond. When endless supplements, pharmaceuticals, dietary restrictions, and alternative therapies don’t deliver, only hope remains. Full of adventure, humor and blind faith, “Dancing In The Narrows” is an inspiring story of self-discovery, as a single mother fights to save the life of her child.

Anna Penenberg on her new memoir, Dancing in the Narrows (She Writes Press, July 7, 2020). This powerful book details her journey to rediscover herself after spending years as a single mother struggling to help her daughter navigate Lyme disease.

A healer by training, Anna’s book recalls in detail the stress and confusion of navigating the health system to identify and treat the then-mysterious illness. In the age of COVID-19, where family members across the globe find themselves suddenly transformed into caregivers, Anna’s memoir couldn’t have come at a more urgent time.

Coming up this summer! THE WELL-GARDENED MIND - The Restorative Power of Nature by Sue Stuart-Smith


Sue Stuart-Smith, author of THE WELL-GARDENED MIND--a huge bestseller in England and just released here in the U.S. Sue Stuart Smith is a renowned psychiatrist and avid gardener and THE WELL-GARDENED MIND: The Restorative Power of Nature (Scribner, on-sale July 7, 2020) is an inspiring and deeply-researched exploration of the healing effects of gardening, and the long-lasting mental health benefits that can come from immersing oneself in the natural world—advice that feels particularly urgent in these challenging times.


“In this era of virtual worlds and fake facts, the garden brings us back to reality.”

--Sue Stuart-Smith



A distinguished psychiatrist and avid gardener offers an inspiring and consoling work about the healing effects of gardening and its ability to decrease stress and foster mental well-being in our everyday lives.

The garden is often seen as a refuge, a place to forget worldly cares, removed from the “real” life that lies outside. But when we get our hands in the earth we connect with the cycle of life in nature through which destruction and decay are followed by regrowth and renewal. Gardening is one of the quintessential nurturing activities and yet we understand so little about it. The Well-Gardened Mind provides a new perspective on the power of gardening to change people’s lives. Here, Sue Stuart-Smith investigates the many ways in which mind and garden can interact and explores how the process of tending a plot can be a way of sustaining an innermost self.

Stuart-Smith’s own love of gardening developed as she studied to become a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. From her grandfather’s return from World War I to Freud’s obsession with flowers to case histories with her own patients to progressive gardening programs in such places as Rikers Island prison in New York City, Stuart-Smith weaves thoughtful yet powerful examples to argue that gardening is much more important to our cognition than we think. Recent research is showing how green nature has direct antidepressant effects on humans. Essential and pragmatic, The Well-Gardened Mind is a book for gardeners and the perfect read for people seeking healthier mental lives.

“[Stuart-Smith] delivers a thoroughly researched text based on her deep and wide reading about the history of gardening, her visits to many of the therapeutic garden sites she mentions, and her interviews with many people, professionals and patients alike...Full of surprise and wonder.”
—Kirkus Reviews, STARRED review

“Wise, insightful, and eloquent, Stuart-Smith’s soulful and sensitive treatise on horticulture’s healing properties is a well-positioned book for the current age of anxiety, offering a personally relevant perspective on how to cope in troubled times.”

—Booklist

“This is a life-affirming study of the special pleasures of tending your garden and growing things…[Stuart-Smith’s] heartfelt arguments for the benefits of nature and gardening for our mental health are informed by research in neuroscience and the evidence of patients who have improved through therapeutic gardening.”
—The Guardian

“Must be the most original gardening book ever”
—Sunday Times, UK

“A book so wise and comfortable that it merits a place alongside Christopher Lloyd’s The Well-Tempered Garden by the side of every bed…Her deep understanding of the human psyche makes this a perfect source text as well as an engrossing read.”
—Gardens Illustrated, UK



Drawing on her own research and that of other experts, as well as personal experience and anecdotes from history, Stuart-Smith illustrates how growing things and spending time in nature can literally be life-saving. From uplifting stories of improvement among psychiatric patients taught to grow flowers and vegetables, to extraordinary gardening initiatives in communities ranging from inner-city school districts to Rikers Island, to Wordsworth’s seeking solace in the outdoors and her own grandfather’s recovery from World War I, Stuart-Smith digs deep into the psychological benefits of growing plants—and argues that gardening can serve not simply as an “escape,” but as a critical activity to reduce stress and build self-esteem by re-connecting with the natural cycles of life and renewal.

SUE STUART-SMITH is a prominent psychiatrist and psychotherapist in England. She worked in the National Health Service for many years, becoming a lead clinician for psychotherapy. She currently teaches at the Tavistock Clinic in London and is a consultant to the DocHealth service in the U.K. She is married to Tom Stuart-Smith, a celebrated garden designer, and, over thirty years together they have created the wonderful Barn Garden in Hertfordshire, England.


More praise for THE WELL-GARDENED MIND:

“Combines observation, horticulture, literature and history…it is a book that builds, chapter by chapter… as a reference and an inspiration…there is much here to feed the soul.”

—The Times, UK

“The wisest book I’ve read in many years. You don’t have to be a gardener or own a garden to take immense solace and pleasure from this remarkable book. Dr. Stuart-Smith doesn’t presume to make absurd and extravagant claims, but everything she says about the mind (and I’ve learned so much in the way of the history of psychiatry and psychology, as well as practical tips for both mind and garden) has the ring of authenticity and truth. Hugely recommended.”
—Stephen Fry




Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Featured on KUCI 88.9fm - Michael Ashley Owner & Creative Content Specialist Ink Wordsmiths, LLC


Michael Ashley

Owner & Creative Content Specialist

Ink Wordsmiths, LLC
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A former Disney story consultant, Michael is a screenwriting professor at Chapman University. He has written over twenty books on numerous subjects, including four bestsellers. He recently coauthored Own the A.I. Revolution: Unlock Your Artificial Intelligence Strategy to Disrupt Your Competition (McGraw Hill). 



The United Nations hosted the book launch at its AI for Good Global Summit in May. It has since been named by Soundview as one of 2019’s top business books. Michael also recently published It’s Saturday Morning: Celebrating the Golden Era of Cartoons (becker&mayer).


A columnist with Forbes, Entrepreneur and Green Entrepreneur, Michael began his career as a reporter for the Columbia Missourian. He has been featured in Entertainment Weekly, the National Examiner, the United Nations’ ITU News, the Orange County Business Journal, and the Orange County Register. Michael serves as a professional speaker, delivering keynotes to business groups and guests on thought leader panels.



Eve Rodsky shares details on her latest book, Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (and More Life to Live)


A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK

"A hands-on, real talk guide for navigating the hot-button issues that so many families struggle with."--Reese Witherspoon

Tired, stressed, and in need of more help from your partner? Imagine running your household (and life!) in a new way...

It started with the Sh*t I Do List. Tired of being the "shefault" parent responsible for all aspects of her busy household, Eve Rodsky counted up all the unpaid, invisible work she was doing for her family -- and then sent that list to her husband, asking for things to change. His response was... underwhelming. Rodsky realized that simply identifying the issue of unequal labor on the home front wasn't enough: She needed a solution to this universal problem. Her sanity, identity, career, and marriage depended on it.

The result is Fair Play: a time- and anxiety-saving system that offers couples a completely new way to divvy up chores and responsibilities. Rodsky interviewed more than five hundred men and women from all walks of life to figure out what the invisible work in a family actually entails and how to get it all done efficiently. With four easy-to-follow rules, 100 household tasks, and a series of conversation starters for you and your partner, Fair Play helps you prioritize what's important to your family and who should take the lead on every chore from laundry to homework to dinner.

"Winning" this game means rebalancing your home life, reigniting your relationship with your significant other, and reclaiming your Unicorn Space -- as in, the time to develop the skills and passions that keep you interested and interesting. Stop drowning in to-dos and lose some of that invisible workload that's pulling you down. Are you ready to try Fair Play? Let's deal you in.



WATCH  how Eve Rodsky's Card Game Helps You Achieve "Fair Play" with Your Partner

Bestselling author, Bruce Feiler, offers pioneering advice on how to navigate these uncertain times in his new book, LIFE IS IN THE TRANSITIONS



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Bestselling author offers pioneering advice on how to navigate these uncertain times in his new book, LIFE IS IN THE TRANSITIONS

The pandemic has brought an unprecedented crush of change and uncertainty—personal, professional, emotional, spiritual. Many Americans are losing jobs, losing loved ones, changing careers, rethinking where they live, whom they live with, what they believe. How do we make sense of all this change? How do we process pivotal moments and convert them into periods of growth and renewal? In a timely and pioneering new book, LIFE IS IN THE TRANSITIONS: Mastering Change at Any Age, Bruce Feiler investigates how to navigate life’s biggest transitions with meaning, purpose, and skill.

Feiler, the New York Times bestselling author of The Secrets of Happy Families and Council of Dads and himself a cancer survivor, spent the last five years crisscrossing the country, collecting hundreds of life stories of Americans who’ve been through major life changes, or lifequakes as Bruce calls them. With a team of twelve, he coded these stories, identifying patterns and takeaways that can help all of us survive and thrive in times of change. Several of the lifequakes Feiler explores—illness, the loss of a loved one, losing a job, changing careers, feeling rudderless– speak directly to the challenges many of us are facing.

Bruce Feiler discusses:

  • The three phases of transitions: What they are and how to navigate them successfully
  • The three biggest emotions that can derail us in times of change and how to
    overcome them
  • How to say goodbye to a chapter of your life
  • How to identify which habits you should shed
  • Why turning to new creative endeavors can help rebuild your life
  • Moving forward: how best to share your new self with others
  • Why even a painful transition can improve your life

All of these tips are backed up by data, science, and real-life examples. In addition to this advice, Bruce Feiler brings deep personal experience with overcoming personal hardship and a breathtaking collection of inspiring, real-world examples. A bestselling author and TV host whose two TED Talks have been viewed more than two million times, Bruce Feiler mixes entertaining stories with practical takeaways that allow people of any age to turns periods of stress into opportunities for creativity and growth.

About the Author


Bruce Feiler is the author of six consecutive New York Times bestsellers, including The Secrets of Happy Families, The Council of Dads (now a hit series on NBC), and Walking the Bible. He's the writer/presenter of two primetime series on PBS, and his two TED Talks have been viewed more than two million times. A native of Savannah, Georgia, Bruce lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Linda Rottenberg, and their twin daughters.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Coming up on KUCI 88.9fm - American composer/conductor/violinist/violist/pianist and educator Maria Newman



Maria Newman, Composer/Violinist/Violist
United States Congress Commendation and Recognition

Annenberg Foundation Composition Fellow
Mary Pickford Library Composition Fellow
Composer-in-Residence, Malibu Coast Chamber Orchestra
Composer-in-Residence, Viklarbo Chamber Ensemble
Music Director/Conductor, Malibu Coast Silent Film Orchestra



“Hugely musical, bewitching, witty, profound and playful, with an instantly recognizable and unusually appealing musical personality, Maria Newman is one of the most charming and distinctive composers of her generation.” Jim Svejda, NPR’s “The Record Shelf Guide to the Classical Repertoire”/KUSC Radio. 

American composer/conductor/violinist/violist/pianist and educator Maria Newman has been commended and recognized by the U.S. Congress for her work in the field of music composition, performance, and recording, as well as earning accolades as an Annenberg Foundation Composition Fellow, a Mary Pickford Library & Foundation Composition Fellow, and a Variety American Music Legend. 

“This is real genius.” Fanfare Magazine. As composer and performer, Newman’s original concert works, as well as scores for film and historic silent films, are presented around the globe in the world’s major municipalities, including such domestic venues as Carnegie Hall, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the U.S. Capitol Building on Capitol Hill and the National Archives in Washington D.C., William Randolph Hearst Castle Private Theater, the President’s Own Marine Band Barracks, Nokia’s NOVO Theatre, NYC’s Symphony Space, the Clarice at UMD, the Music Scoring Stages of 20th Century Fox, MGM, Paramount, Sony, Universal, and Warner Bros., to name but a few. Newman continues to be featured regularly on radio and television worldwide in live recorded concert performances/spotlight interviews on broadcasts such as CBS Sunday Morning, and National Public Radio's From the Top with Christopher O'Riley. A George Wellington Miles Scholar of Yale University, Newman is a passionate advocate for the strength of storytelling and the power of human understanding within our universal language of music, and she has been privileged to partner with many commissioning organizations and world-class performers in composing and presenting her works to the concert-going public and beyond. 

She has taken these ideas along with her to conservatory and university artist-faculty residencies at such institutions as Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music, University of Maryland School of Music in Washington D.C., among many others. Her many compositions continue to enjoy a meaningful musical life. 

Educated at Yale University (MM) and the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music (BM; Pi Kappa Lambda; magna cum laude), Newman is currently Composer-in-Residence, soloist, and concertmaster with the Malibu Coast Chamber Orchestra, and Viklarbo Chamber Ensemble, (with whom she has earned multiple grants from the National Endowment for the Arts), and is Music Director and Conductor of the Malibu Coast Silent Film Orchestra. Often in the international spotlight, Maria Newman was the acclaimed soloist in Miklos Rozsa’s Viola Concerto with the Nuremburg Symphony (Germany) on the GRAMMY Award-winning Symphonic Hollywood CD, (Varese Sarabande label), and served as solo violinist and physical animation inspiration for the character of “The Grasshopper” in the 1996 Walt Disney release of Tim Burton’s, James and the Giant Peach. 

Along with musical partner/husband, conductor and producer Scott Hosfeld, Newman has presented an award-winning live classical concert series at the Montgomery Arts House for Music and Architecture (MAHMA, Malibu) for the past fifteen seasons. During this unprecedented era in which we find ourselves staying close to home, the two have already broadcast 5 streaming events featuring the resident musicians actually living at the venue. A virtual summer festival is planned for August 20th – 30th, 2020. Please visit: www.malibufriendsofmusic.org for more information. 

Often referred to as the “Musical Newman Family Dynasty,” Maria Newman is the daughter of 9-time Academy Award-winning composer, Alfred Newman; the sister of Academy Award-nominated film composers and conductors Thomas Newman and David Newman; and the cousin of Academy Awardwinning singer-songwriter and film composer Randy Newman. Maria Newman’s music/recording studio is based in Malibu, California, in a beautiful California craftsman venue designed by renowned architect, Eric Lloyd Wright, of the Frank Lloyd Wright family of architects. 

Saturday, July 25, 2020

On Monday July 27, 2020 at 9:30am pst - Janeane speaks with Aaron McHugh, a writer, podcaster, adventurer, and author of the best-selling book, Fire Your Boss: Discover Work You Love Without Quitting Your Job



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Aaron McHugh is a writer, podcaster, adventurer, and author of the best-selling book, Fire Your Boss: Discover Work You Love Without Quitting Your Job. He is mastering the art of living a sustainable work-life balance that constantly interweaves rhythms of play and adventure. That includes road trips in their 1974 VW Bus, aka The Joy Bus, catapulting them into many father-daughter adventures together.

Aaron works as an Affiliate Advisor to Aberkyn, a division of McKinsey & Co as a facilitator of transformation and executive coach. Aaron loves ideas. He loves to dream up new adventures. He is a Starbucks French press coffee snob and is at his best if he gets out for his daily run. He works for a global change leadership consulting company alongside Work Life Play.

He and his wife Leith live in Colorado Springs, CO. They are celebrating twenty-five years of marriage in December. Their marriage has survived the death of their twelve-year-old daughter Hadley in 2011. Their twenty-two-year-old son Holden lives in Costa Mesa and is thriving in recovery three years clean and sober. Their youngest daughter lives at home still.

In 2015, they rebooted their lives, sold their house and all of their belongings to reboot their life and start their life over again. It hasn’t been easy, but they would do it again. They love traveling, drinking box wine and spending time with their creative, hilarious and courageous kids.

In Work, he’s covered the spectrum from ringing in the Opening Day trading bell at the London Stock Exchange to humble beginnings of selling office supplies door-to-door. In Play, he’s an adventurer. He’s an Ironman triathlete, mountaineer, and is learning to surf. He recently accomplished a Life List dream of mountain biking the entire Colorado Trail from Durango to Denver.







Coming up July 27th, 2020 at 9:00am pst - Craig Carlson, the New York Times bestselling author of Pancakes in Paris is back with his second book, Let Them Eat Pancakes: One Man’s Personal Revolution in the City of Light (July 7, 2020)


Let Them Eat Pancakes: 

One Man’s Personal Revolution in the City of Light 

(July 7, 2020)
By Craig Carlson, the New York Times 
bestselling author of Pancakes in Paris



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American, Craig Carlson, author and creator/owner of the infamous Breakfast In America diners in Paris will be back next month with his follow-up book to “Pancakes in Paris” (2016) with a hilarious new story about his life in Paris. In fact, there is already material for a 3rd book because since this past March, Craig and his husband Julien lived in their restaurant whilst waiting out the Covid-19 shelter in place protocols in Paris.

Craig has quite a lot to say about how France handled things during the world pandemic and how their rules both for businesses and day-to-day life differ from ours in America. We think your readers and viewers will be fascinated to hear about 2020 through the eyes of a CT born author and screenwriter.



WATCH - BBC TOURISM Mixdown BIA-1 Breakfast in America, Paris owner, Craig Carlson discusses the challenge of staying in business as a restaurant owner during the Covid-19 pandemic.

WATCH - FRANCE 24 Diasporas in the coronavirus era, Part 4: American restaurateur Craig Carlson


In this second helping from Craig, he dishes out wonderfully charming tales on the joys and challenges of working, eating, and loving in France, all seen through the lens of Breakfast in America, the first and only American-style diner in Paris, which he founded and runs.

But ever since his diner’s inception, he’s always faced down obstacles, whether it’s finding cooks who can navigate the impossibly petite kitchen (and create delicious roast Turkey for the Thanksgiving Special to boot), finding “exotic” ingredients like bacon and bagels, Kafkaesque French bureaucracy, or Draconian labor laws that forbid you from firing employees—even for outright theft!

But it’s more than just convincing self-proclaimed anarchists that yes, they do in fact need to pay their bills. Craig delights in hunting for snails with his French mother-in-law and relishes treating his elegant nonagrian neighbor to her first-ever cheeseburger.

When Craig finds love, he and his debonair French cheri find themselves battling the most unlikely of foes—the notorious Pigeon Man—for sanity never mind peace and romance, in their little corner of Paris. An avian-induced quarantine from a simpler time!


Let Them Eat Pancakes
One Man's Personal Revolution in the City of Light

Craig Carlson

A second helping of tales on the joys and challenges of working, eating, and loving in France from the New York Times bestselling author of Pancakes in Paris.

Craig Carlson set out to do the impossible: open the first American diner in Paris. Despite never having owned his own business before—let alone a restaurant, the riskiest business of all—Craig chose to open his diner in a foreign country, with a foreign language that also happens to be the culinary capital of the world. While facing enormous obstacles, whether its finding cooks who can navigate the impossibly petite kitchen (and create delicious roast Turkey for their Thanksgiving Special to boot), finding “exotic” ingredients like bacon, breakfast sausage, and bagels, and dealing with constant strikes, demonstrations, and Kafkaesque French bureaucracy, Craig and his diner, Breakfast in America, went on to be a great success—especially with the French.

By turns hilarious and provocative, Craig takes us hunting for snails with his French mother-in-law and invites us to share the table when he treats his elegant nonagrian neighbor to her first-ever cheeseburger. We encounter a customer at his diner who, as a self-proclaimed anarchist, tries to stiff his bill, saying it’s his right to “dine and dash.” We navigate Draconian labor laws where bad employees can’t be fired (even for theft) and battle antiquated French bureaucracy dating back to Napoleon.

When Craig finds love, he and his debonair French cheri find themselves battling the most unlikely of foes—the notorious Pigeon Man—for their sanity, never mind peace and romance, in their little corner of Paris. For all those who love stories of adventure, delicious food, and over-coming the odds, Let Them Eat Pancakes will satisfy your appetite and leave you wanting even more.

Craig Carlson is the New York Times bestselling author of Pancakes in Paris and the owner and founder of Breakfast in America, the first American-style diner in Paris, which has been featured in The Lonely Planet and Frommer’s Paris travel guides. He lives in Paris with his partner.

Friday, July 24, 2020

Janeane chats with Bruce Fredenburg, a veteran marriage and family therapists and co-author of Home Will Never Be the Same Again: A Guide for Adult Children of Gray Divorce


Carol Hughes and Bruce Fredenburg, two veteran marriage and family therapists and authors of Home Will Never Be the Same Again: A Guide for Adult Children of Gray Divorce (a Rowman and Littlefield paperback, on sale June 22nd).





Every year in the U.S., over 600,000 people age 50 years and older file for divorce - and researchers project that by 2030 this number will grow by one third. It has grown so rapidly that sociologists have already coined a term for it -- the “gray divorce revolution.”

But Gray Divorce is not a neutral event for adult children. As the divorce rate for older adults soars, so too does the number of adult children who are experiencing parental divorce. Yet, these adult children frequently say that they are the only ones who are aware of what they are going through and that they feel painfully alone.

Fortunately, HOME WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN offers a valuable resource for this forgotten group. Offering much-needed advice on setting boundaries, creating new family rituals, navigating holidays, and adopting healthy communication strategies, this much-needed guide will help both adult children and their older parents handle the effects of gray divorce.




Adult children are often overlooked and forgotten when their parents divorce later in life, but in these pages they will find comfort and understanding for the many feelings, frustrations, and challenges they face.

For more than two decades, a silent revolution has been occurring and creating a seismic shift in the American family and families in other countries. It has been unfolding without much comment, and its effects are being felt across three to four generations: more couples are divorcing later in life. Called the “gray divorce revolution,” the cultural phenomenon describes couples who divorce after the age of 50.

Overlooked in the issues that affect couples divorcing later in in life are the adult children of divorcing parents. Their voices open this book, and they are the voices of men and women, 18 to 50 years old. Some of them are single; some are married. Some have children of their own. All of them are in different stages of shock, fear, and sudden, dramatic change.

In Home Will Never Be the Same: A Guide for Adult Children of Gray Divorce, Carol Hughes and Bruce Fredenburg share their deep understanding gained during the innumerable hours they have spent with these women and men in their clinical practices. The result is a valuable resource for these too often forgotten adult children, many of whom find that, whenever they express their feelings and experiences, the most important people in their lives frequently ignore and dismiss them.

As the divorce rate for older adults soars, so too does the number of adult children who are experiencing parental divorce. Yet, these adult children frequently say that they are the only ones who are aware of what they are going through, no one understands what they are experiencing, and they feel painfully alone.

Patti Temple Rocks shares the scoop on her new book, I'm Not Done: It's Time to Talk About Ageism in the Workplace

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When it comes to discrimination in the workplace, we've come a long way as a society. But there's still one systemically ignored form of discrimination that happens all the time, and it affects everyone: ageism. Ageism is real. It's widespread, insidious, and up until now, it's been largely hidden, due to the low rate of reporting from those who are pushed out of their jobs when they reach a certain age. 

With the largest demographic America has ever seen-baby boomers-now experiencing age discrimination at work, it's time to talk about this deeply hurtful and bad-for-business practice. In I'm Not Done, Patti Temple Rocks takes a deep dive into ageism in the workplace-what it looks like, how it harms people and businesses alike, and how business leaders can get on the right side of the issue. Patti's story, and the stories of those like her, create a powerful declaration and a movement to stop this last remnant of workplace discrimination in its tracks: #ImNotDone!

Thursday, July 23, 2020

From the beloved organizational psychologist and bestselling author comes an indispensable guide for personal-reinvention - Benjamin Hardy, PERSONALITY ISN’T PERMANENT: Break Free From Self-Limiting Beliefs and Rewrite Your Story


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Psychologist and bestselling author Benjamin Hardy, PhD, debunks the pervasive myths about personality that prevent us from learning—and provides bold strategies for personal transformation. Dr. Hardy liberates us from the limiting belief that our “true selves” are to be discovered, and shows how we can create our desired selves and achieve amazing goals instead. Filled with strategies for reframing your past and designing your future, this is a guide to breaking free from the past and becoming the person you want to be.

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably taken a personality test. Maybe the Meyer’s Briggs assessment revealed that you’re a steamrolling ENTJ, or maybe the Enneagram categorized you as a self-absorbed type 4. No matter your results, these tests perpetuate myths about what personality is, reduce you to a stereotype, and make self-improvement seem impossible. For those who feel trapped in a box, psychologist and bestselling author Dr. Benjamin Hardy has good news: personality is not a fixed state. It’s a series of choices you can make based on the future you want for yourself.

In PERSONALITY ISN’T PERMANENT, Dr. Hardy draws on recent and authoritative research to dismantle other pervasive myths about persona – like the idea of an “authentic” you – and shows that personality is not something you discover, but rather something you create through your actions and behaviors. He provides readers with science-based strategies for personal reinvention including:


· Why personality tests such as Myers-Briggs and Enneagram are not only psychologically destructive but are no more scientific than horoscopes.

· How to create a network of “empathetic witnesses” who actively encourage you through the highs and lows of extreme growth.

· How to tap into what psychologists call “pull motivation” by narrowing your focus on a single, definable, and compelling outcome.


Citing true stories of radical self-transformation like Andre Norman, a former convict turned Harvard graduate, and Dr. Hardy himself, who grew up broken home, surrounded by issues of addiction and mental illness, PERSONALITY ISN’T PERMANENT shows that self-reinvention is possible – you just have to learn how to become psychologically flexible. Dr. Hardy will reshape the way you think about progress and success, and give you the tools and strategies you need to transcend your circumstances and become the person you always aspired to be.


ABOUT BENJAMIN HARDY
Dr. Benjamin Hardy is an organizational psychologist and bestselling author of Willpower Doesn’t Work. His blog is read monthly by millions of people and has been featured on Forbes, Fortune, CNBC, Cheddar, Big Think, and many others. From 2015-2018, we was the #1 writer in the world on Medium.com and is a regular contributor to Inc. and Psychology Today. He speaks and trains at a wide range of events. He and his wife Lauren adopted three children through the foster system in February 2018 and, one month later, Lauren became pregnant with twins, who were born in December of 2018. They live in Orlando. More at: benjaminhardy.com

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Janeane speaks with James Hamblin, a doctor, lecturer at Yale School of Public Health and staff writer for The Atlantic. He will discuss the new science of skin health


JAMES HAMBLIN

Doctor and Atlantic staff writer discusses the new science of skin health


Keeping skin healthy is a booming industry, and yet it seems like almost no one agrees on what actually works. Confusing messages from health authorities and ineffective treatments have left many people desperate for reliable solutions. An enormous alternative industry is filling the void, selling products that are often of questionable safety and totally unknown effectiveness. In his new book CLEAN: The New Science of Skin, James Hamblin explores how we got here, examining the science and culture of how we care for our skin today. He examines the history of hygiene, the new science of skin microbes and probiotics and the surprising and unintended effects of our hygiene.

James Hamblin is a doctor, lecturer at Yale School of Public Health and staff writer for The Atlantic. In his writing and daily podcast, “Social Distance,” for The Atlantic he covers health, science and this year, the coronavirus. His article “You’re Likely to Get the Coronavirus” went viral in late February and he continues to write informative and crucial pieces on the pandemic and COVID-19. In CLEAN, he talks to dermatologists, microbiologists, allergists, immunologists, estheticians, bar-soap enthusiasts, venture capitalists, Amish people, theologians, and straight-up scam artists, trying to figure out what it really means to be clean. He even experiments with giving up showers entirely, and discovers that he is not alone.

Along the way he realizes that most of our standards of cleanliness are less related to health than most people think. In fact, our overuse of soap, sanitizers, and untested, misleading skincare products may be to blame for many problems. But a little-known area of science is shining light on our skin microbiome--the trillions of microbes that live on our skin and in our pores. These microbes influence everything from acne, eczema, and dry skin to how we smell. The new goal of skin care will be to cultivate a healthy biome--and to embrace the meaning of "clean" in the natural sense. This can mean doing much less, saving time, money, energy, water, and plastic bottles in the process.



James Hamblin discusses:

· The history of hygiene and it’s introduction of soap 100 years ago to prevent the spread of disease

· The importance of washing your hands

· Why people have an obsession with over-cleaning themselves

· The quickly evolving skincare industry and how it is full of misleading advertising

· Research on the skin microbiome, how our overuse of products is affecting it, and the best ways to build a strong one

· His hopes for the new era of skin care

· How with the history and science of your skin and the products you’re using that you can separate the “need” to use them from the societal, economic and cultural pressures that are making you feel that way

· How the pandemic could mark a chance to reexamine how much cleanliness is good for us, and what practices we’d be better off without (but again! Wash your hands!)

· The most effective ways to prevent contracting the coronavirus and the most recent science and news surrounding the pandemic.


CLEAN explores the ongoing, radical change in the way we think about our skin, introducing readers to the emerging science that will be at the forefront of health and wellness conversations in coming years.


ABOUT CLEAN
A preventative medicine physician and staff writer for The Atlantic explains the surprising and unintended effects of our hygiene practices in this informative and entertaining introduction to the new science of skin microbes and probiotics.

Keeping skin healthy is a booming industry, and yet it seems like almost no one agrees on what actually works. Confusing messages from health authorities and ineffective treatments have left many people desperate for reliable solutions. An enormous alternative industry is filling the void, selling products that are often of questionable safety and totally unknown effectiveness.

In Clean, doctor and journalist James Hamblin explores how we got here, examining the science and culture of how we care for our skin today. He talks to dermatologists, microbiologists, allergists, immunologists, aestheticians, bar-soap enthusiasts, venture capitalists, Amish people, theologians, and straight-up scam artists, trying to figure out what it really means to be clean. He even experiments with giving up showers entirely, and discovers that he is not alone.

Along the way he realizes that most of our standards of cleanliness are less related to health than most people think. A major part of the picture has been missing: a little-known ecosystem known as the skin microbiome—the trillions of microbes that live on our skin and in our pores. These microbes are not dangerous; they’re more like an outer layer of skin that no one knew we had, and they influence everything from acne, eczema, and dry skin to how we smell. The new goal of skin care will be to cultivate a healthy biome—and to embrace the meaning of “clean” in the natural sense. This can mean doing much less, saving time, money, energy, water, and plastic bottles in the process.

Lucid, accessible, and deeply researched, Clean explores the ongoing, radical change in the way we think about our skin, introducing readers to the emerging science that will be at the forefront of health and wellness conversations in coming years.


About the Author

James Hamblin, MD, MPH, is a staff writer at The Atlantic, a lecturer at the Yale School of Public Health, and a specialist in preventive medicine. He is the author of If Our Bodies Could Talk and hosted a video series of the same name. He's based in Brooklyn, New York. He only uses soap on his hands.

Another new release featured on KUCI this summer! Laura Vanderkam draws on her 18 years of experience working from home in the THE NEW CORNER OFFICE: How The Most Successful People Work From Home

COMING 7/21/2020 
The New Corner Office
How the Most Successful People Work from Home By Laura Vanderkam

Long before the pandemic and public health concerns pushed many of us indoors, some of the most successful people fueled their careers with carefully perfected work-from-home routines, recognizing the strategic advantage afforded by greater flexibility. 

Author of I Know How She Does It, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, among many others, nationally-recognized expert and podcast host, Laura Vanderkam draws on her 18 years of experience working from home in the THE NEW CORNER OFFICE: How The Most Successful People Work From Home (Portfolio/Penguin Random House; on sale 7/21/20). 

THE NEW CORNER OFFICE includes original interviews with managers, employees, and free agents who’ve perfected their remote routines, to offer solutions to the most common beginner frustrations and strategies for creativity, productivity, communication, and health. Working from home is a skill that anyone can learn, just like learning to speak French or play basketball. The key is to detach yourself from old ways of working and adopt new habits to match your new environment. 

In the new corner office, results matter more than where and when work happens. For instance, Vanderkam teaches: 

Managing by task, not time. Time is an incredibly useful concept, but structuring work differently allows for efficiency breakthroughs. Rethinking urgency and focusing on results are just a few of the many tactics of task management. 

Thinking big. There is no contradiction between working remotely/flexibly and nurturing your long-term career ambitions. Becoming a thought leader is one way to build a strong, professional reputation to advance your career. 

Getting the rhythm right. Match your most important work to your most productive times to ensure sustainable progress. A satisfying rhythm is achieved not by working less, but by having a compelling life outside of work. It’s easy to let work bleed into all hours of the night and weekend which is why establishing and observing an end to a work day is important. 

THE NEW CORNER OFFICE proves that whether you're an introvert or an extrovert, a self-starter or someone who prefers detailed directions, you can do your clearest thinking and deepest work at home-- and have more energy left over to achieve personal goals or fuel bigger professional ambitions. In fact, soon you might find it hard to imagine working any other way. Portfolio | $7.99 | ISBN: 9780593330050| Pub Date: July 21, 2020 

About the Author
Laura Vanderkam is the bestselling author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, I Know How She Does It, and 168 Hours, among others. She is the host of the podcasts The New Corner Office and Before Breakfast and the co-host, with Sarah Hart-Unger, of the podcast Best of Both Worlds. Her 2016 TED talk, "How to Gain Control of Your Free Time," has been viewed more than 10 million times. Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fast Company, Fortune, and other publications. Laura has also appeared on national TV Shows such as the Today Show and Fox and Friends. 

Follow Laura online: www.lauravanderkam.com | @lvanderkam 


Want to buy a copy of The New Corner Office? This book is being released as an eBook only right now, and can be purchased from any eBook retailer.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Janeane chats with Dr. Krystal M. Lewis, a licensed clinical psychologist at the National Institute of Mental Health


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Krystal Lewis, PhD

Dr. Krystal M. Lewis is a licensed clinical psychologist at the National Institute of Mental Health where she works with Dr. Daniel Pine and the Section on Development and Affective Neuroscience (SDAN). She received her PhD from Virginia Tech and completed her undergraduate degree at Lincoln University. Dr. Lewis has worked extensively with anxious children and adolescents, providing evidence-based treatments as well as preventative interventions. She enjoys working with local schools and disseminating information on youth mental health. In addition, Dr. Lewis has contributed to various research projects and considers herself a clinical researcher. Her research at NIH focuses on identifying mechanisms, such as self-efficacy, which impact the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with anxious youth. In addition, she has a small private practice in Chevy Chase, MD. Dr. Lewis is currently the co-chair for the Child and Adolescent SIG and vice-chair for the Early Career Professionals and Students SIG.

Monday, July 20, 2020

Coming up on KUCI 88.9fm - Janeane chats with surfer, musician, and writer Corky Carroll

SNEAK PEAK!
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MEET CORKY CARROLL
Most known as one of the top and most legendary surfers of all time Corky Carroll is also a very successful musician (singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and recording artist currently signed to DARLA Records) with 13 albums and 2 singles to his credit. He has done concerts all over the United States and in Mexico as well as performed with legendary pop group Jan and Dean. He has also done a series of Television commercials, the most well-known would be a string of National spots he did for Miller Lite beer, as well as being a member of the infamous Miller Lite Allstars for 11 years doing personal appearances all over the country. On top of that Corky is a published writer with 4 books to his name as well as being a leading columnist for the Orange County Register newspaper for the past 26 years. Below is the short list of his accomplishments:


5 time UNITED STATES SURFING CHAMPION

3-time INTERNATIONAL SURFING CHAMPION

3-time INTERNATIONAL PRO SURFING CHAMP

INTERNATIONAL BIG WAVE CHAMPION

WORLD SMALL WAVE CHAMPION

NAMED NUMBER ONE SURFER VIA SURFER POLL

Won over 100 surfing championships

Recognized as the first PROFESSIONAL SURFER



11 National TV commercials for MILLER LITE

Member of Miller Lite All-Stars for 11 years

National TV commercial for OCEAN SPRAY

World TV commercial for COKE

National TV commercial for PT Cruiser, Chrysler

Jantzen International Sports Club




Voice of “Grubby Grouper” on SPONGEBOB

T.V. appearances on hundreds of Talk Shows including TONIGHT SHOW, MERV GRIFFEN SHOW, AM AMERICAN, WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS, CBS CHALLENGE OF THE SEXES any many more.



MUSIC:

Concert appearances all of the US and Mexico over the past 45 years. Currently taking the summer off to write new songs for next album, will start performing again probably in November, don’t have dates set as of yet.



Discography:

LAID BACK lp Corky Carroll and Friends

SKATEBOARD BILL single, Corky Carroll

LA SOUNDTRACK, lp KWST radio in Los Angeles, various artists

TAN PUNKS ON BOARDS, single, Corky Carroll (produced by Mike Nesmith)

SURFER FOR PRESIDENT, lp Corky Carroll

BLUE ROOM cd, various artists

BEST OF A SOUL SURFER, cd Corky Carroll

COOL WATER, cd Corky Carroll

SURF DOGS ON THE RANGE, cd Corky Carroll

TROPICAL DEPRESSION, cd Corky Carroll

BEACHTOWN RHAPSODY, cd Corky Carroll

CALIFORNIA BOY, cd Corky Carroll

VISIONS OF PARADISE, cd Corky Carroll

BEST OF CORKY CARROLL, cd Corky Carroll (2016 DARLA RECORDS)

BLUE MANGO, cd Corky Carroll (2017 DARLA RECORDS)



NOTE: Some of these albums have been re-released on various labels around the world, including Germany, England, Australia and Japan.



WRITER:

Columnist for Orange County Register Newspaper, 26 yrs and currently.

4 BOOKS. (4th just finished, “NOT DONE YET,” the Autobiography)

Comedy writer for SURFER MAGAZINE



CURRENTLY:

Running Corky Carroll Surf Adventures in Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Recording artist for DARLA RECORDS

Performing concerts in Mexico and in the US.

Columnist for Orange County Register

Surfboard Designer for Hobie Surfboards

Surfboard Designer for Corky Carroll Blue Mango Surfboards



ALSO:

Advertising Director for SURFER magazine for 10 years 1976-86

Management team for CHART HOUSE restaurant 1973-75

Sales Manager for Jim Slemons Honda/Jeep 1990-92

USPTA Tennis Professional 1988-2002







Sunday, July 19, 2020

On August 3, 2020 at 9:00am pst - KUCI host Janeane speaks with HGTV’s Steve Cederquist about his NEW Book: GET OUT ALIVE: Surviving and Thriving After Drugs, Guns, Gangs, Dysfunction, and Crazy






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SoCal local Steve Cederquist speaks with KUCI host Janeane about his story of survival and how he changed his mindset to success.

You know him from HGTV's hit show "Flip or Flop," but what you don't know is that he spent time in prison, was a drug addict, a gang member, and had a whole lot of crazy going on in his life before!

NOW - he's an Emmy Judge, runs a successful renovation and design company, is an award-nominated philanthropist, and a season regular on HGTV's show "Flip or Flop."

His new book "GET OUT ALIVE: Surviving and Thriving After Drugs, Guns, Gangs, Dysfunction, and Crazy" is out, and everyone is raving about it!


It's not only his memoir, but Steve is sending a message for spreading positive growth to everyone and contributing to eliminating addiction issues.


It will take you on a ride! 


Here's the TRAILER: https://youtu.be/DK1YF6_FoKQ





PRESS RELEASE

https://www.einpresswire.com/article/519378036/hgtv-s-steve-cederquist-s-book-get-out-alive-surviving-and-thriving-after-drugs-guns-gangs-dysfunction-and-crazy

Coming up this summer! Miriam Feldman, the author of the debut memoir HE CAME IN WITH IT: A Portrait of Motherhood and Madness

“People with mental illnesses lose their identities, become known only by their illness. They deserve to be seen and known.” —Miriam Feldman


Coming up soon on KUCI 88.9fm, an incredibly bold and wise woman, mother, author, and mental health advocate, Miriam Feldman, the author of the debut memoir HE CAME IN WITH IT: A Portrait of Motherhood and Madness (June 23, Turner). 

When her son teenage Nick was diagnosed with schizophrenia, Miriam’s frenetic but happy life as an artist in Los Angeles was upended by one catastrophe after another. In her tireless search for help and answers, Miriam learns about the shocking shortfalls of our mental health system and the destructive impact of mental illness stigma, shame and isolation. 
He Came In With It isn’t just a thoughtful critique or rallying call that breathes new life into the fight for mental healthcare reform;it is also a tender, relatable, and humorous account of one woman’s attempt to be, quite simply, a good parent. Feldman’s memoir is beautifully written and her bold, brave, relentless love comes through in each page.



Praise for HE CAME IN WITH IT:

· "We watched Miriam become a five-star general in a war against the insidious adversary which threatened to claim the life of her Beautiful Boy. In He Came in With It, she shows us the way through an unimaginable terror to the light of hope. She is our Hero." ―LaTanya and Samuel L. Jackson, actors

· “He Came in With It blazes open the heart of motherhood with devastating honesty and dazzling beauty. This book is about what lives between a mother and son who struggle to navigate mental illness. Turns out what lives there is heart and art, messy, chaotic, traumatic and breathtakingly beautiful. I would follow Miriam anywhere. She is a heart warrior and an art mother who shows us how to endure, and thrive." ―Lidia Yuknavitch, national bestselling author

· “...a great gift, a comfort and a source of strength...Mimi Feldman is the one you want as your mentor, your guide.”—Janet Fitch, New York Times best-selling author of White Oleander

· “…a cleansing narrative that should inspire mothers―and other caregivers―to rise up, unite, and breathe hot new life into the drooping cause of mental healthcare reform.”―Ron Powers, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New York Times best-selling author



While the book certainly deals with the difficult topic of mental illness, Miriam delivers with the perfect balance of humor, heart, and self-reflection. She has written an interesting essay “How Having a Son with Schizophrenia Prepared me for a Global Pandemic” for Scary Mommy, if interested in checking it out for some more background and perspective. He Came In With It is about the power of community to hold each other up when the unexpected and tumultuous occurs. It’s about the individual’s quest for some sort of stability amidst all the chaos, a refusal to bow to the stigma around a disease that is often considered the black sheep of mental illness.