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46 minutes | Sep 15, 2022
Prescription for Happiness
In tough times of social, political, and economic unrest, how do you experience happiness? It’s very difficult and requires conscious effort. Dr Connie dispenses her prescription for what makes people happy and how you can apply these lessons to your life. Special in-studio guest is retired executive, world traveler and close friend, Laura Ziff. Pick up your prescription for happiness; it comes with unlimited refills.
48 minutes | Aug 18, 2022
For the Love of Travel
How did you spend your summer vacation? If you traveled away from home this summer, you were among the 208 million Americans who got away. Dr. Connie interviews veteran travel agent, Haleh Malek, of Travel Destinations Inc., to share her experiences, advice, and suggestions for memorable travel. Tune in and prepare to plan your next adventure abroad.
51 minutes | Jul 21, 2022
God bless America: Sharing an American Family Story
Celebrating her 246th birthday this month, America has seen her fair share of turbulent times. Despite the challenges our country has faced, there are many who are most grateful to be Americans. Joined in studio by her son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Connie shares her family's story of immigrating to the United States, and how the US military brought them to America.
55 minutes | Jun 16, 2022
Fatherhood and Finances: Tough Love
If we are blessed growing up, many of us have a father who teaches us discipline and the meaning of tough love. Two of the hardest jobs in these troubled times are being a Dad and being a financial advisor. Dr. Connie invites to her June show two men who have succeeded in being both. Invest some listening time to hear Wells Fargo investment advisors Todd Showalter and Andrew McCormick share advice about parenting, profiting from investments, and how both require a little tough love.
55 minutes | May 19, 2022
A Mother’s Love
In honor of Mother’s Day, Dr. Connie shares the theme of a mother’s love. Mothers make many sacrifices for their children and would even give up their lives for them. To lose one’s mother in childhood can have devastating effects on children. Renowned American sculptor, Gary Lee Price, shares the tragic story of losing his mother early in life in his new memoir, Divine Turbulence. Tune in to hear how amid tragedy and terror, choices can shape our destiny.
54 minutes | Apr 21, 2022
Hope and Healing
April is a month of renewal and rebirth. At a time of darkness in the world, April brings the promise of hope and healing. Dr. Connie interviews special guest, Registered Nurse and business owner, Christine “Chrissy” Pacheco to discuss how to overcome life’s challenges and promote healing and hope. Listen in to today’s show. It’s just what the doctor (and nurse) ordered.
52 minutes | Mar 17, 2022
ROARing into the Second Half of Life
More than one third of Americans are over age 50. Every day over 10,000 Americans reach age 65 and by the year 2030, one in five Americans will be 65 or older. “65 and older” no longer resembles what our parents and grandparents looked like at that age. Dr. Connie and special guest, publishing executive and author Michael Clinton, discuss Michael’s new book: ROAR into the Second Half of Your Life. With the goal of a long, healthy, vibrant life in mind, Dr. Connie and Michael Clinton discuss the path to re-image and embrace one’s future, as outlined in the book. Tune in to live long and prosper.
53 minutes | Feb 17, 2022
Love Never Dies: Widows Words of Wisdom
Valentine’s Day celebrates love. But what happens when your special Valentine has died? Each year approximately 700,000 women join the ranks of over 11 million widows in the United States. Dr. Connie, herself a widow for the past 2 ½ years, welcomes in studio her special group of friends she lovingly calls, “The Girls in the (widow)Hood” to share the painful lessons they learned from losing their husbands. Listen in, and have a Kleenex handy, as House Calls dedicates this show to words of wisdom from widows who demonstrate that love never dies.
53 minutes | Jan 20, 2022
A New Beginning: Reflect, Release, and Re-Birth
House Calls enters its 7th season on VoiceAmerica network! Dr. Connie begins the first show of the new season with “A New Beginning.” Once again we are starting anew. How does one start off again in life? Dr. Connie welcomes her most frequent guest, psychologist Dr. Julie Anne’ who returns for her sixth time on our show, this time to discuss how to successfully restart in life with reflection, release, and re-birth.
53 minutes | Dec 16, 2021
Light in a Time of Darkness
The holidays can be a stressful and sad time to so many, especially those who have suffered loss of a loved one, a job, or a break up of a relationship. How does one survive the season of joy when they are faced with personal loss and suffering? Dr Connie explores life’s challenges with her friend and guest, Sandra Maki, as they discuss how Sandra faced abuse, marital heartaches, and death in her life and not only survived but became a better person as a result. Dr Connie’s special Christmas gift to listeners is how to survive difficulties in life and find light in a time of darkness.
52 minutes | Nov 18, 2021
Thankful and Thoughtful
November is a special time of year, with reminders to remember and appreciate our veterans and to be thankful for everything that we have. Dr. Connie welcomes her in-studio guest, and son, Andrew, to talk about Thanksgiving traditions and memories that reinforce how to be intentional about gratitude. Join us to rekindle memories of your own, and set your focus on what matters most as we enter the holiday season!
51 minutes | Oct 21, 2021
The Spirit-Filled Life
Boo! As many prepare for Halloween this month, the end of October also brings the Mexican holiday known as El Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead. A blend of European and Mesoamerican religions and cultures come together as families welcome back the souls of their deceased relatives for a brief reunion that includes food, drink and celebration. With that theme in mind, Dr. Connie welcomes in-studio guest certified medium and 3 near-death-experience survivor Michelle Clare for a fascinating show about life, death and the spirit-filled life.
53 minutes | Sep 16, 2021
The Gift of Grandparents
This past Sunday marked National Grandparents Day, which was declared an official holiday in 1978. How important are grandparents? How do they impact the next generation? What lessons can we learn from them? Dr. Connie, a proud and loving “Lola” to Addison, Alexander, and Aubree shares the show with in-studio returning guest, Georgia Bunn, equally proud and loving “Grammy Bunn” to George and Robert.
53 minutes | Aug 19, 2021
The Power of the Media
Do you believe everything you read in the paper, see on tv, scroll past on the Internet, or hear on the radio? How does the media influence and impact the way we live and make decisions? Listeners beware as Dr. Connie discusses the power of the media to inform, entice, incite, and impress its listeners with “news” that is filtered through the lens of the media. In-studio guests are graduating journalism major Ashley Lay from ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and former veteran journalist and news anchor, Kristi Tedesco, to discuss life as a journalist and how listeners should respond to the news of the day.
55 minutes | Jul 15, 2021
From Tears to Cheers: A Toast to America and Great Wine
Dr. Connie celebrates America’s birthday on the July show. Vital to America’s heritage is the story of resilience. Dr. Connie shares the topic with her special guest Sam Kawa, sommelier of nationally-acclaimed Café Monarch in Scottsdale, Arizona. Listen in to hear the White House Doctor’s thoughts about the meaning of July 4th and why resilience is important to our survival and our journey. “Sam the Man” the sommelier shares about the journey from crushed grapes to fine wine.
51 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
Come Fly With Me
With over half of Americans having been vaccinated for Covid-19, and most of the world either having been exposed to the virus or getting a vaccine, travel is now opening up for Americans. Where are you going this summer? Dr. Connie’s in studio guests are world-wide expert travelers, Jane and Vince Roig, who will share the joys and challenges of travel, especially in this post-Covid era. Buckle up for a new episode about navigating your next adventure!
52 minutes | May 20, 2021
Women wear many hats and can play many roles in life: daughter, sister, friend, wife, mother, grandmother, employee, entrepreneur, and CEO. Dr. Connie explores the important roles of women as mothers and businesswomen with her special guest Carlyn Bushman, former corporate executive who works as a consultant to women seeking to turnaround their companies. Tune in live to catch this conversation between these two business moms!
52 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
It’s been over a year since the pandemic struck. Now over 103 million people in the US have received at least one dose of the Covid19 vaccine. Now what? Dr. Connie discusses the implications of vaccination and how we move on to the “new normal”.
54 minutes | Mar 18, 2021
The Power of Positive
Dr. Connie’s month of March podcast welcomes spring and the promise of new life, hopes and dreams. March also brings the one year anniversary of the pandemic. Are there any “gifts” from the past year? How does looking for the positive make a difference in our lives? Dr. Connie and her in-studio guest, ASU sophomore Tara Liu, discuss the Power of Being Positive and how looking at life and it’s adversity through a positive lens can help one navigate the difficult times.
53 minutes | Feb 18, 2021
Live and Love Again
With spring around the corner and Valentine's Day celebrated in the middle, February is considered The Month of Love. But Cupid’s arrow is sharp and can be painful, especially when one is faced with a break-up, separation, divorce, or death of a partner. Dr. Connie welcomes her 5th time in-studio guest, psychologist Dr. Julie T. Anné, to discuss how to successfully recover from the death of a relationship and move on in life to love and live another day.
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