Monday, February 28, 2022

Coming up LIVE on Monday 2-28-22 at 9:30am pst - #1 New York Times bestselling YA author Lauren Kate talks about her latest book, BY ANY OTHER NAME

Bestselling YA author Lauren Kate made her entrance into the adult arena with The Orphan’s Song in 2019, and quickly won the hearts of historical fiction lovers. Now, Kate delivers a juicy enemies-to-lovers romance about an editor, her bestselling author, and one life-changing secret with BY ANY OTHER NAME. Though not entirely autobiographical, Kate did base BY ANY OTHER NAME on a true story that happened in her twenties, and on other true stories that have happened to her since. This novel is a fresh direction for Kate and we know her take on how sometimes, rather than falling, we rise in love will delight readers both old and new.

From # 1 New York Times bestselling author Lauren Kate comes an enemies-to-lovers romance about an editor, her bestselling author, and one life-changing secret.

What she doesn't know about love could fill a book.

With a successful career as a romance editor, and an engagement to a man who checks off all ninety-nine boxes on her carefully curated list, Lanie's more than good. She's killing it. Then she’s given the opportunity of a lifetime: to work with world-renowned author and her biggest inspiration in love and life—the Noa Callaway. All Lanie has to do is cure Noa's writer's block and she'll get the promotion she's always dreamed of. Simple, right?

But there's a reason no one has ever seen or spoken to the mysterious Noa Calloway. And that reason will rock Lanie’s world. It will call into question everything she thought she knew. When she finally tosses her ninety-nine expectations to the wind, Lanie may just discover that love By Any Other Name can still be as sweet.


Lauren Kate is the #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling author of nine novels for young adults, including Fallen, which was made into a major motion picture. Her books have been translated into more than thirty languages and have sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. She is also the author of The Orphan's Song, her debut adult novel. BY ANY OTHER NAME is her second adult novel. Kate lives in Los Angeles with her family.

Monday LIVE on 2-28-22 at 9:00am pst - The Big Book of King Cake The Stories & Bakers Behind New Orleans Sweetest Tradition Author Matt Haines and photographer Randy Krause Schmidt capture the beautiful cakes and unique stories of more than 75 diverse and talented local bakers

New Orleans, LA –The Big Book of King Cake tells the thousands-year-old story of king cake, through lush, delicious photography of more than one hundred and fifty unique king cakes, as well as stories from the diverse and incredibly talented bakers who make them.

From the traditional cakes generations of New Orleanians have loved, to the unconventional creations that break all the rules, this book is your guide to the Crescent City's favorite baked good. The Big Book of King Cake goes well beyond Carnival and Mardi Gras season, and is for anyone who loves food, history, sweets, culture, and of course, New Orleans.


Matt Haines (Author)

Matt Haines’ interest in king cake was sparked in 2017 while eating more than eighty varieties during a single Carnival season. That same year, he hiked the Appalachian Trail using the trail name “King Cake.” Based in New Orleans, Matt writes professionally about food, travel, current events, and inspirational people. He’s written for Voice of America, CNN Underscored, Zagat, Fodor’s Travel, The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate, Gambit Weekly, Very Local New Orleans, and others.


Randy Krause Schmidt (Photographer)

Randy Krause Schmidt is a New Orleans based portrait and food photographer. He’s had a sweet tooth for as long as he can remember, so he was elated to collaborate with Matt Haines on this celebration of such an integral part of the region’s food culture and the talented bakers who make it possible. His work has been featured in Vogue, Southern Living, Louisiana Cookin’, New Orleans Magazine, Where Magazine, Eater, and others.

Author: Matt Haines

Photographer: Randy Krause Schmidt

Publisher: Susan Schadt Press

Available at, local bookstores, bakeries, and shops, as well as major national online retailers.

Janeane is LIVE in-studio with UC Irvine students, Michelle Thai, Mariana Montserrat Machaen, and Ananya Khanna from the UCI field study team under the Wellness Initiative in Social Ecology. They join Janeane to share their experience with WISE and talk about their mental health journeys and perspectives at UCI.

Ananya Khanna

Mariana Montserrat Machaen

Michelle Thai

LISTEN to The LIVE show from February 2022

WISE: The Wellness Initiative in Social Ecology also known as WISE is a new and rising wellness resource for the UCI community after recognizing the greater need for more mental health and wellness resources. We aim to improve and expand upon mental and behavioral health and wellness programming services for the UCI School of Social Ecology students while complementing ongoing campus efforts.

One major project of WISE is the Wellness Initiative in Social Ecology Peer Advisory Collective (WISE PAC): a student-led, student-driven team of individuals within the School of Social Ecology who represent diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, lived experience, ability, and socioeconomic status. All members are driven and passionate people, who want to create real change in wellness and mental health in the UC Irvine community.

As a team, we aim to destigmatize mental illnesses and increase access to mental health uses and resources. As we continue to expand, we hope to have our efforts reach more to not just the students of UCI, but also the community of Orange County.

Michelle Thai is a third year University of California, Irvine student double majoring in Psychological Science and Criminology, Law, and Society. She is part of the Humans of Social Ecology Field Study under WISE and serves as the Director of Marketing and Self Care peer advisor.

Michelle is passionate about supporting people’s wellbeing and I hope to be a mental health counselor for juvenile youth in the future.

Mariana Montserrat Machaen (she/her/hers/ella). She is currently a fourth-year student at the University of California, Irvine. Mariana is currently majoring in Psychological Sciences and Minoring in Chicano Latino Studies. Her current positions at WISE PAC include the Education Cluster Lead and the Director of Design for this wonderful committee. She is also currently participating in the Humans of Social Ecology Field Study and aspires to become a Marriage Family Therapist that wants to focus on trauma and stress among young children and their families.

Ananya Khanna (she/her/hers) is a 4th Year, Psychological Science major. She is in WISE because if she could make a difference in even one person's life she feels that would be amazing. WISE PAC offers a platform to reach out to and be there for one another and so Ananya is so proud to be a part of it.

Her position at the WISE PAC is the social support cluster lead.

Projects under WISE - Field study - Humans of Social Ecology

The project they are currently working on is called Humans in Social Ecology, where they give students, staff, and faculty the chance to talk about various topics surrounding mental health through podcasts, which are uploaded on our Soundcloud.

The allCove space at UCI will be a place “where every youth belongs, chooses the support they need and thrives” and also provides a variety of opportunities for students to support their wellness. They are aiming to provide a space for ages
12-25 years old to decompress and prioritize their mental health in hopes of reducing stigma, embracing mental wellness, increasing community connection, and providing access to culturally responsive services

Discussion points:

What was your perspective on mental health when you started your first year and how has your perspective molded since?

What is one source of stress that was detrimental to your mental health as a university student?

Have you or how did you overcome that struggle? - What is one campus resource that you found helpful for your wellbeing? -

Monday, February 21, 2022

Coming up LIVE on 2/21/22 at 9am pst - FIXED. How to Perfect the Fine Art of Problem Solving By Amy Herman

Things go wrong all the time. To succeed in the world—personally and professionally—requires critical skills that allow us to find solutions. Author Amy Herman joins KUCI's Janeane Bernstein to talk about her new book, FIXED - How to Perfect the Fine Art of Problem Solving. 

Amy Herman, founder of The Art of Perception®, an innovative and proven program, has developed a unique approach to problem solving that uses works of art to revitalize our minds and refine our creative thinking. She’s trained thousands of people around the world in organizations and industries from the military and government to medicine, finance, and education, technology, security, intelligence, and more.

Now for the first time in FIXED. How to Perfect the Fine Art of Problem Solving (Harper Wave), Herman shares her successful methodology that refreshes and rejuvenates essential critical thinking skills to help readers resolve problems, difficulties, and challenges. What truly sets this book apart, however, is the author’s extensive use of art—paintings, sculpture, mixed media, and photography—and the artistic process to define a problem-solving framework.

By learning to look at works of art more astutely, readers can hone their powers of perception and discover deep-seated truths that can obstruct clear-thinking and optimal decision-making. Identifying such impediments is the first step to overcoming them and bringing new, creative solutions to the fore. Herman’s approach doesn’t require an art degree—only a willingness to open our eyes and our minds.

Amy E. Herman is the founder and president of The Art of Perception, Inc., a New York-based organization that conducts professional development courses for leaders globally including at the FBI, the Department of Defense, Doctors Without Borders, and NATO. For more than 10 years, Herman was the Head of Education at The Frick Collection, where she oversaw the museum’s educational collaborations and community initiatives. She was also the Director of Educational Development at Thirteen/WNET, the educational public television station serving New York and New Jersey.

An art historian and attorney, Herman holds a BA from Lafayette College, a JD from the National Law Center at George Washington University, and an MA in Art History from Hunter College. Herman channeled her dual degrees in art and law to create the successful Art of Perception program and now trains thousands of professionals from Navy SEALS to trauma nurses. Herman is a world-renowned speaker who frequently presents at national and international conferences. She has been featured on the CBS Evening News, the BBC, NPR, and in countless print publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Daily Telegraph, New York Daily News, Smithsonian Magazine, and Harvard Business Review.

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Coming up 2/21/22 at 9:30am pst on KUCI 88.9 fm! Dr. Roni Cohen-Sandler shares details on her new book, ANYTHING BUT MY PHONE, MOM! She debunks many common myths and assumptions and offers evidence-based, practical parenting strategies.

Technology is transforming the way girls think of themselves, learn, develop social skills, and communicate with the people around them. In ANYTHING BUT MY PHONE, MOM! Raising Emotionally Resilient Daughters in the Digital Age, psychologist Dr. Roni Cohen-Sandler shows mothers how to handle the modern challenges of parenting teenage girls, drawing upon dozens of interviews with teenagers and their mothers and her decades of clinical experience. With clear advice, she provides insights, strategies, and tools for how you can better understand your daughter and help her with whatever she's going through. You can read an excerpt on “Why Your Teen Is Glued to Her Screens,” which appeared in Psychology Today here.

While empathizing with mothers’ experiences, ANYTHING BUT MY PHONE, MOM! debunks many common myths and assumptions and offers evidence-based, practical parenting strategies.

Dr. Roni Cohen-Sandler addresses the following:

· Strengthening the mother-daughter relationship

· The importance of mothering the daughter you have

· How technology is affecting teens’ hearts and minds

· What neuroscience tells us about girls’ development, academic achievement, relationships, sense of self and, especially, emotional well-being

· Parenting after divorce

· Fostering healthy friendships, dealing with dating—and much more

ANYTHING BUT MY PHONE, MOM! will help you to nurture your relationship with your teen while raising her to become an authentic, confident, and successful young woman.


Roni Cohen-Sandler, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist, author, and speaker with decades of experience assessing and treating adolescents and adults, specializing in the issues of women and teenage girls, mother-daughter relationships, parent guidance, and psychoeducational assessments. She has appeared as an expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Today, CBS, Good Morning America, and PBS, among many others, and has been featured in print in many major outlets including The New York Times, Newsweek, Marie Claire, and Teen Vogue. Along with her husband, she divides her time between Connecticut and Los Angeles.

Friday, February 11, 2022

Live at 9am pst 2/14/22, KUCI's Janeane Bernstein speaks with multi-talented film and television actor Chris Mulkey about his latest role in the award-winning film, The World Without You. Jewish Life TV has acquired non-exclusive rights to broadcast the feature film drama, The World Without You, on 2/19/22.


Award-Winning Film & TV Actor Chris Mulkey
featured on KUCI 88.9fm

LISTEN to today's LIVE show

Jewish Life TV has acquired non-exclusive rights to broadcast the feature film drama The World Without You, produced by Suzanne Caccamise Johnson, directed by Damon Shalit, starring Radha Mitchell and Chris Mulkey.
The film will make its network premiere on Saturday, February 19th at 8PM ET/PT.

The World Without You is the story of the Frankel family, who come together in 2005, a year after the death of the youngest son, Leo, a journalist.

The film also stars Perrey Reeves (Famous in Love, Entourage), PJ Byrne (Wolf of Wall Street, Green Book), Annika Marks (Anguish), Lyndie Greenwood (Sleepy Hollow), the late Lynn Cohen (Hunger Games, Munich), and Suzanne Caccamise Johnson (Empty Space).

“The World Without You” based on Joshua Henkin’s best-selling novel explores how the Frankel family copes with the death of son Leo, a journalist killed on assignment in Iraq. During a weekend memorial service, old hurts and dark secrets emerge that threaten to tear the fragile threads holding the family together.

About JLTV:
Jewish Life Television/JLTV is North America’s premiere 24-7 Jewish-themed television network, available in over 45 million homes through Bell, Comcast, DirecTV, Spectrum and other video providers. JLTV provides high-quality, English language, Jewish-inspired programming for audiences of all faiths who share an interest in the Jewish experience and the State of Israel.

Find Jewish Life TV near you: JLTV

The World Without You is a story about the Frankel family who come together in 2005, a year after the death of the youngest son Leo, a journalist, at the hands of Al Qaeda to memorialize him at their summer cabin in the Berkshires. In so doing, they discover that the man they are burying is not quite the golden brother and son they thought, nor are they, as a family, the singular force for all that is helpless and downtrodden in the world that they were raised to be. Stuck in this country house together for the first time in years, each of Leo’s survivors must admit untruths they’ve been holding onto about not only him, but themselves, and finally obliterate the old family mechanism, to have any chance at surviving as “The Frankels,” in the future.

CHRIS MULKEY recently wrapped the indie feature, THE WORLD WITHOUT YOU opposite Radha Mitchell. He can next be seen in both LIFE AND DEATH OF JOHN GOTTI opposite John Travolta and in ABOVE SUSPICION directed by Phillip Noyce and starring opposite Emilia Clark and Jack Huston. Other recent film credits include THE IDENTICAL, opposite Ray Liotta and Ashley Judd. He also starred in such films as THE PURGE and notably CAPTAIN PHILLIPS. He has also had recurring roles in such television series as TWIN PEAKS, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, BOARDWALK EMPIRE, and GRIMM. Additional and most recent TV credits include AMC’s, BETTER CALL SAUL, NBC’s, CHICAGO JUSTICE, FOX’s, LUCIFER and Seriously.TV’s, LIBERTY CROSSING.

Produced by Throughline Films + SB Productions + Legacy Distribution to Produced by Throughline Films+SB Productions in association with Senderwood Films and 12:21 Productions + Legacy Distribution

THIS ORDINARY STARDUST: A Scientist's Path from Grief to Wonder By: Alan Townsend, PhD

LISTEN THIS ORDINARY STARDUST: A Scientist's Path from Grief to Wonder By: Alan Townsend, PhD A compassionate exploration of scientific ...