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28 minutes | Nov 27, 2022
11/27/22 - Jarod Munzer, Director of the Cougar Mountain Zoo
Jarod Munzer is the director of the Cougar Mountain Zoo, home to a great variety of special animals and birds. And of great importance at this time of year, Santa's reindeer! The largest herd of Siberian reindeer in the country call Cougar Mountain Zoo home. Among them, a little male born a year ago who, having been bottle fed, is more comfortable with human company and makes special appearances around the zoo. The annual Reindeer Festival, a treat for visitors young and old, runs December 1-30. Santa will be on site on that stretch until the 23rd, the zoo is closed Dec 24/25. This festival is a great time for making special memories, and a membership to the zoo could make for an equally delightful gift. www.cougarmountainzoo.org
29 minutes | Nov 20, 2022
11/20/22 - Dr. Jae Oh (Chapter II)
Dr. Jae Oh, MBA, is a Medicare Expert, Certified Financial Planner, and author of "Maximize Your Medicare: Qualify For Benefits, Protect Your Health, and Minimize Your Costs". In this 2nd chapter conversation, Jae pivots to the Affordable Care Act, currently in its open enrollment period. Jae knows we all need medical coverage; the ACA offers that at all wage brackets, with some low income earners qualifying for no fees, and persons nearing retirement might find affordable health care prior to reaching Medicare qualifying age. His website provides podcasts, online videos with valuable information, and a newsletter you can sign up for, containing regular updates. www.gh2benefits.com
30 minutes | Nov 13, 2022
11/13/22 - Dr. Jae Oh
Jae Oh MBA is a Medicare Expert, Certified Financial Planner and author of "Maximize Your Medicare: Qualify For Benefits, Protect Your Health, and Minimize Your Costs". Autumn is open enrollment time for Medicare, and important time to assess updates to your coverage. Jae immerses himself in the changes, in particular advocating for retired persons, or those nearing retirement to be aware of their needs. His website provides podcasts and online video training that continues to prove useful. www.MaximizeYourMedicare.com
30 minutes | Nov 6, 2022
11/6/22 - Dr. Frank M. Sorrentino
Dr. Frank M. Sorrentino has served as Chairman of the Department of History, Political Science and Social Studies at St. Francis College in New York, where he has taught for over thirty years. He's also a well-respected author; his latest release is "Presidential Power and the American Political System". As well, he writes a regular blog, searchable on his website, where he discusses current political and historical trends. He joins us to talk about voting, ahead of Tuesday's all-important midterms. www.drfrankmsorrentino.com
29 minutes | Oct 30, 2022
10/30/22 - Kwame Alexander, Author of "The Door of No Return"
Kwame Alexander is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author with 35 books to his credit. His new book "The Door of No Return" might be listed as a young adult book. Reallt, it's for all ages, a family read destined to change the way we think about pre-colonial Africa. Kwame has spent the last decade traveling to Ghana, becoming a member of the community, and a major proponent for literacy, building a library in that country. You can meet Kwame in person, Friday Nov 4, 7pm at Hugo House in Seattle, an event sponsored by Elliott Bay Book Company. www.kwamealexander.com
30 minutes | Oct 23, 2022
10/23/22 - Dr. Dan O'Neill, Author of "Survival of the Fit: How Physical Education Ensures Academic Achievement and a Healthy Life"
Dr. Dan O'Neill is an Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Psychologist who has great concern about the health crisis with our youth. High obesity, diabetes, the very fact they're the most unfit generation. In his new book "Survival of the Fit: How Physical Education Ensures Academic Achievement and a Healthy Life", he addresses the need for daily physical activity. The importance for schools to include daily phys ed classes, and its link to healthy brain development. He states the case for our having turned the world upside down with all our latest innovations--technology and high processed foods, and it's time to get back to the basics. www.survivalofthefit.net
30 minutes | Oct 16, 2022
10/16/22 - Brennda Ramos, Hand in Hand Kids
Brenna Ramos is Director of Children and Family Services for Hand in Hand Kids, based in Everett, and serving family needs in the surrounding area. With the holiday season looming, many activities are going on for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. And with this, the call is out for communities to pitch in with volunteering and support on behalf of those families in need of a little extra help. www.handinhandkids.org
30 minutes | Oct 9, 2022
10/9/22 - Carrie James, Co-Author of "Behind Their Screens: What Teens Are Facing and Adults Are Missing"
Dr. Carrie James is a sociologist and longtime researcher of young people’s experiences. Along with her coauthor,Dr. Emily Weinstein, a social scientist, and both are Principal Investigators at Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Together they have written this very important book: Behind Their Screens: What Teens are Facing (and Adults are Missing). Based on years of research with over 3500 teens, they provide good insights into what our youth are feeling and thinking, and help guide having productive conversations that include good listening. www.behindtheirscreens.com
30 minutes | Oct 2, 2022
10/2/22 - Aubrey Zoli, Senior Development Manager, American Cancer Society
Aubrey Zoli is the Senior Development Manager for the American Cancer Society, leading the challenge for the annual 'Making Strides Against Breast Cancer' walk. Zoli speaks about the event, a non-competitive walk in celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It will take place Saturday morning, Oct 22 at Seattle's Gas Works Park. There will be booths for education, and an opportunity to honor those who have survived. The goals are simple: to shine a spotlight on this major health issue. And to boost the society's fund-raising, supporting ongoing research, awareness toward regular mammograms and screening, and increased accessibility, such as rides to appointments, for those with challenges. Site: www.makingstrideswalk.org/seattlewa
30 minutes | Sep 25, 2022
9/25/22 - Lisa Forbes, Author of "I Can Take it From Here: A Memoir of Trauma, Prison and Self-Empowerment"
Lisa Forbes is a national speaker and author of 'I Can Take it From Here: A Memoir of Trauma, Prison and Self-Empowerment'. Lisa shares her tough story, and her success in a fulfilled life. A life led by a formula that any person dealing with trauma can incorporate personally.
29 minutes | Sep 18, 2022
9/18/22 - Mike Dillon, Editor of "Notes from the Garden - Creating A Pacific Northwest Sanctuary"
Mike Dillon has edited a beautiful book about a northwest garden situated on Queen Anne in "Notes from the Garden - Creating A Pacific Northwest Sanctuary". Madeleine Wilde wrote 'garden' columns for the Queen Anne-Magnolia newspaper for nearly 2 decades. She wrote of her garden, but also the trees and special sites in the neighborhoods. We can learn so much about the natural flora of our northwest, along with insights about what and when to plant, and how to properly tend to vegetation. These columns are beautifully written and enjoyable just as stories, but there's so much gardening information and guidance to be found in this wonderful book.
29 minutes | Sep 11, 2022
9/11/22 - Anna Gottlieb, Executive Director at Cancer Pathways
Anna Gottlieb is the Executive Director of Cancer Pathways, a non-profit that does incredible work in our communities for persons touched by cancer. In an overview of these past few months, Anna touches on the summer camps for kids. There were five, and these camps make such a difference for the kids that many come back as counselors when they are teens. A teen writing contest has now reached youth in all 50 states, giving them an important opportunity to voice their experiences. Cancer Happens is a high school education program that has teachers requesting regular return visits to talk about cancer. The annual fashion show and Gala happens October 22 in Seattle with 25 models celebrating the 25th event, with models ages 3-80! Infomation is available on the website, along with an opportunity to donate and support all this important work, as no doubt each of us has been touched by cancer. Website: www.cancerpathways.org
29 minutes | Sep 5, 2022
9/4/22: Beverly and Dereck Joubert - Explorers working with National Geographic
Beverly and Dereck Joubert have been a dynamic partnership in life and work. They are storytellers of the wildlife in Africa and advocates for the life and health of these animals as well as for all of nature everywhere. They are explorers working with National Geographic and have created 11 books with Nat Geo, the latest: The Ultimate Book of African Animals, which is a kind of photographic safari. And this is so great as kids, all kids, can learn so much to enhance their education as school gets on track again. They can be reached at: @natgeobooks
27 minutes | Aug 28, 2022
8/28/22: Dr. David Bissonette is an Associate Professor of Nutritional Science at Minnesota State University and the author of an important new book: Insatiable: A Nation's Unappeasable Hunger
Dr. David Bissonette is an Associate Professor of Nutritional Science at Minnesota State University and the author of an important new book: Insatiable: A Nation's Unappeasable Hunger. New research pubished in the journal Public Health Nutrition found that readily available packaged foods and beverages have a TON, that's 2000 pounds more added sugar today than they did 15 years ago. Drinks are 36% sweeter. Sugar content in packaged foods shot up by 9 percent. So we have some of the reason for the obesity epidemic evident today. Dr. Bissonette points out that we used to have special foods for special occasions, holidays, but today we have them all of the time. It's time to think of the damage we're doing to ourselves and make good choices. https://www.insatiableone.com/
30 minutes | Aug 21, 2022
8/21/22: Dr. Julie Gatza - Tone down all the sugar for overall health & vitality
on Sunday Morning Magazine: Dr. Julie Gatza, a health educator is one of the nation's top chiropractic physicians with more than 30 years of clinical practice. Using her understanding of the nervous system, nutrition, and alternative therapies, Dr. Gatza’s mission with each patient is to enhance their body's potential to heal itself. Today's focus is on 'sugar'. According to the American Heart Association, the average adult swallows 22 teaspoons of added sugar each day – mostly in the form of soft drinks, candy, cakes, cookies, and pies. Not to be outdone, America’s 14-to-18-year-olds consume an eyepopping 34 teaspoons of added sugar daily. Dr. Julie explains that Sugar provides our bodies with ZERO protein and fat and virtually no trace of vitamins or minerals. But what sugar does provide is a disrupted metabolism and an elevated risk of developing a degenerative disease and early mortality. Dr Julie suggests a supplement to use for good gut health, particularly after using antibiotics: Kolorex. She offers 20% off when calling: 800-827-7656. https://naturessources.com/dr-julie-gatza/
30 minutes | Aug 14, 2022
8/14/22: Dr. Ronald Alexander | Dreams--a wealth of insight & inspiration
on Sunday Morning Magazine: Dr. Ronald Alexander is a psychotherapist who works with lots of creatives and shares these stories and all we can learn from them in his new book: Core Creativity: The Mindful way to unlock Your Creative Self. We are so much more than most of us realize and we need to become more aware of aspects of ourselves that can only make us better and greater. Dreams--these are an important element in creativity and health. www.ronaldalexander.com
29 minutes | Aug 10, 2022
8/07/22: Elaine Parke - Know Who You Are! Self reflection and self awareness = a great life.
on Sunday Morning Magazine: Elaine Parke is our beginning of the month guest as we make the month by month journey through her book 'The Habits of Unity--12 Months to a Stronger America'. The theme for August is: Know Who You Are! It's an ideal focus on self awareness with the resulting awareness that each of us can and do make a difference. We need to focus on the constructive, the uplifting, the good energy that we can spread to each and everyone we meet. And don't we know that the world is in great need of us doing this. www.112habits4allofus.org
30 minutes | Jul 31, 2022
7/31/22: Thomas Vozzo - The pain that drives young people into gangs, a major solution in LA
on Sunday Morning Magazine: Thomas Vozzo is a global business executive who left that world when he saw the injustices and is now the unpaid CEO of Homeboy. In his book "The Homeboy Way: A Radical Approach to Business and Life" Thomas relates his story and finding his way to volunteering at Homeboy Industries in LA. Founded 30 years ago this very successful entity assists former gang members and those who have been in prison build a new and fulfilling life. Thousands of these former gang members have come through the doors to find counseling, education, housing and good employment. Thomas provides insights into the shattered lives these individuals have come from. www.HomeboyIndustries.org
29 minutes | Jul 24, 2022
7/24/22: Life after trauma. Boy From Buchenwald--The Story of a Holocaust Survivor.
on Sunday Morning Magazine: Susan McClelland is a journalist, and an author of some special books--ones that focus on the life of children, young people in war-torn lands. Her latest is Boy from Buchenwald--The True Story of a Holocaust Survivor. The young boy is Robbie Waisman who moved to Canada in 1948 following rescue from a concentration camp and some years of education in France. This is a very tough story, but one that needs to be read, for numerous reasons--among them to understand the horrors and atrocities of war and the resilience of human beings. www.smcclelland.com
29 minutes | Jul 17, 2022
7/17/22: Mitch Mitchell - Give procrastination the boot & make a will = peace of mind
on Sunday Morning Magazine: Mitch Mitchell was an attorney in private practice, but now is Associate Counsel of Estate Planning at Trust & Will, an online platform that both educates in a broad spectrum of all things related to this aspect of life planning, and also offers the option to create a will or a trust. He's with us to provide some insights and details on wills primarily and all the reasons to have one, have it notarized, and let key people in your life know you have it and where it is. It is key to protecting your possessions and ensuring that they are passed on to the persons you want to have them. The website is a great learning space. www.trustandwill.com
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