Feisty Side of Fifty/Baby Boomer Women

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Feisty Side of Fifty Radio

FEISTY SIDE OF FIFTY RADIO is a celebration of women over fifty and how boomers are revolutionizing what it means to grow older. If you are a boomer who is living fully after fifty and wishes to share her story, please email me at mew@feistysideoffifty.com.

Give me just fifteen minutes of your time and I’ll give you interviews with women who will inspire you to make significant and positive change in your own life.

To download as a podcast, you can go to iTunesBlubrry.com or Blog Talk Radio (you can also listen live). 

THE CHOPPED COOKBOOK

Ever peer into your fridge and wonder what in the world you might pull together for dinner? Well, we’ve got your answer! The Food Network has just released, THE CHOPPED COOKBOOK: Winning Strategies for Inspired Weeknight Dinners. Katherine Alford, Vice President of Culinary for the Food Network and The Cooking Channel, is joining Feisty Side of Fifty to tell us all about it. So tune in and get ready to create your own mouth-watering meals… from your fridge to your table!

SENATOR ADLAI E. STEVENSON III

aes3 - 20090204Feisty Side of Fifty Radio is both thrilled and honored to welcome Senator Adlai E. Stevenson III back to the program. The Stevenson family is one of only a handful of families that has played such an integral and indelible role in our country’s political history, and the Senator will be once again bring his unique perspective to a discussion of today’s politics.

THE M WORD

What do menopause, Moxie and massive layoffs have in common? They’re all integral parts of Henry Jaglom’s latest film, The M Word. Star Tanna Frederick is coming to Feisty Side of Fifty Radio to give us the inside scoop on this romp through the “Change of Life.” So, if you love films that are clever, relatable and will make you want to hoot and holler as only the menopausal can, be sure to tune in for this one!

OVER 50? FIND YOUR ZEST NOW!

Margaret Mead got it right: women over 50 truly can revel in the multiple joys of post-menopausal zest. But sometimes you need a little guidance to grab onto all that this time of life has to offer. That’s where the informative and inspiring website, ZestNow comes in. Dianne Morris, founder/editor of ZestNow joins us to share her tips on living our post-50 lives to the fullest. So tune-in and discover ways you can tune-up your personal levels of menopausal zest. (And—rest assured—Dianne’s tips are certain to ramp up your feisty factor, too!)

FLORENCE HENDERSON

Florence Henderson, our favorite TV mom of all time, is returning to Feisty Side of Fifty Radio to share more Unknownabout her life, her career and her outlook on aging with attitude. Always one to stretch herself, Florence has penned her autobiography, Life is Not a Stage: From Broadway Baby to a Lovely Lady and Beyond, strutted her stuff on Dancing With the Stars, competed on Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off, hosted numerous shows for RLTV and dedicated her time and resources to her favorite charities. How does she do it? Let’s find out from this feisty lady herself. Believe me, you won’t want to miss this one!

 

CELEST YARNALL

Talk about a multi-faceted boomer! Celeste Yarnall’s early years were spent as a model and actress who appeared in numerous movies and television shows. Among her TV credits are Ozzie and HarrietStar Trek, Mannix, Bonanza, Bewitched and Columbo. She even went on to co-star with Elvis in Live a Little, Love a Little! Celeste held the title of “Miss Rheingold” in 1964 was voted “Most Promising New Star” of 1968.

Yet this amazing lady didn’t stop with these memorable achievements! She went on to obtain a Ph.D., co-author a couple of highly-regarded books, produce the award winning documentary, Femme: Women Healing the World, and become an advocate for health and well-being. You’ll want to be sure to catch this show and hear Celeste tell about her acting days, her focus on health and wellness and her tips for aging with verve, vigor and style!

THE THREE TOMATOES 

Want the skinny on everything from the best facials in New York City to thong underwear that are actually comfortable? How about the latest in hot spots and must-see events in Los Angeles? If you’re looking to find fun and fascinating musings aimed at women over 40, you’ll want to hear all about The Three Tomatoes and their free e-newsletter. Join founder Cheryl Benton and contributor Debbie Zipp as they share the Tomato manifesto on maturity, Botox and the joy of being kids at heart!

HOW TO WORK A ROOM

51DijbEn0EL._AA160_Do you feel uncomfortable walking into a room filled with strangers? Does the idea of networking throw you into a tizzy? Are you the stranger in a strange land when it comes to social media? If so, be sure to tune in for this show! Susan RoAne, author of the newly updated, Silver Anniversary edition of her groundbreaking bestseller, How to Work a Room is joining us to share her insights and tips for making real connections. Whether it’s for a job search, building a business, or forging meaningful relationships, people need people. And Susan is just the person to help you make those lasting connections that will add real meaning to your life—both in person and online.

 

WAKING UP WHITE

Race is one of the most divisive issues in this country. And it’s the most hidden and least discussed … that is, among whites. Debby Irving is joining us to share her brave, unflinching journey from white oblivion to white awareness openly chronicled in her newly released book, Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race. This is not only a riveting tale of the building awareness that led to Debby’s personal wake up call; the book provides a fascinating look at racial denial and our society’s secret acceptance of white privilege.

FEMME: WOMEN HEALING THE WORLD

Filmmaker Emmanuel Itier is joining us to share all about his awe-inspiring documentary, FEMME: Women Healing the World. UnknownWith Sharon Stone as Executive Producer, FEMME showcases such female visionaries as Jean Shinoda Bolen, Jean Houston, Marianne Williamson, Gloria Steinem and Angela Davis. If you hope to leave the world a better place, this promises to be a discussion that you that will touch you like no other… so get ready to be inspired!

NICE GIRLS DON’T GET THE CORNER OFFICE

As boomers, we grew up with a long list of “don’t” behaviors that nice girls were supposed to avoid. Little did we know, however, that these admonitions would follow us into our professional lives and hinder our careers. Join us as author and career expert, Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D., discusses the newly revised edition of her bestseller, Nice Girl’s Don’t Get the Corner Office: Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers. If you want to change self-defeating beliefs and behaviors, be certain to tune in for this one!

THE EXERCISE CURE

Want to avoid cancer, combat heart disease and keep your brain healthy? Those of us on the Feisty Side of Fifty know all too well that we need to take extra good care of our bodies and minds. Now Dr. Jordan Metzl is helping us do just that with his groundbreaking work, The Exercise Cure.

THE RESILIENT WOMAN

Would you like to claim the confidence and sense of competence to go after what you want? Do you want to take charge of transforming your life for the better? Would you like the tools to unleash your unique power? If so, be sure to tune in for this show! Dr. Patricia O’Gorman, author, psychologist, and internationally known speaker on women’s issues, is joining us to share powerful and practical advice from her book, The Resilient Woman: Mastering the 7 Steps to Personal Power. Being over 50 is the perfect time to build your feisty factor, so don’t miss it!

BARBARA ROSE BROOKER

Do you believe that everything is possible at any age? Barbara Rose Brooker does and she’s on a mission to spread the word that women of maturity can truly have it all. Barbara is an artist, author and activist who’s a real role model for living fully and feistily after fifty! Join Barbara as she shares from her latest book, Should I Sleep in His Dead Wife’s Bed? You can tell from the title that this is one fun and fabulous read! And believe me… you won’t want to miss this spirited and spicy conversation!

FRENCH WOMEN DON’T GET FACELIFTS

17899683Best selling author of French Women Don’t Get Fat and former chief executive of Veuve Clicquot, Mireille Guiliano, joins Feisty Side of Fifty to share tips from her latest book,French Women Don’t Get Facelifts. American women of a certain age already know that we can learn a lot from our French counterparts about growing older with style. So if you’re on the Feisty Side of Fifty and want to learn the secrets of aging with attitude, joy, and… no surgery, you won’t want to miss this one!

THE EVERY OTHER DAY DIET

What woman over 50 hasn’t hoped to start the New Year off noticeably slimmer and trimmer and full on energy? Well—believe it or not—this dream can come true for YOU! Our guest, Krista Varady, Ph.D., is the world’s leading researcher in modified alternate day fasting. She’s joining us to share scientifically proven diet tips from her groundbreaking book, THE EVERY-OTHER-DAY DIET. If you’re a menopausal woman who’s been struggling with her weight, you’ll want to catch this show for sure!

SUZANNE BRAUN LEVEINE: 7 REASONS THE FAR SIDE OF 50 IS A GREAT PLACE TO BE!

Suzanne Braun Levine, longtime editor of Ms. magazine and author of numerous books for women over 50is joining us to share her seven reasons why she’d never want to be young againAt year’s end, we’re naturally drawn to reviewing our lives and making plans for the future. So you won’t want to miss this liberating and festive look at the many joys of life on the Feisty Side of Fifty!

YOUR LIFE REIMAGINED!

Unknown-3Those of us on the Feisty Side of Fifty are well aware of one powerful question, “What’s Next?” Wouldn’t it be great to have a roadmap to help us transition from one major life phase to another? Well, AARP and authors Richard Leider and Alan Webber have given us just that! Life Reimagined: Discovering Your New Life Possibilities is packed with powerful, life-affirming insights and examples of ways to make the most of the second half of life. http://lifereimagined.aarp.org/ Be sure to join us as Richard Leider walks us through the six key guideposts that will help you discover your own new life of possibilities!

 

 

SENATOR ADLAI STEVENSONS III REMEMBERS JFK

On the eve of the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, Senator Adlai E. Stevenson III shares wh-ho portrait-gallerycrophis memories of the man and his policies. The Senator’s father, Adlai II, came very close to having JFK as his presidential running mate in the 1956 election. Their relationship continued when President Kennedy chose Adlai Stevenson as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. You’ll want to be sure to join us for the very special broadcast that commemorates JFK, his life and times, from a man who knew him, Senator Adlai Stevenson III.

YOUR GENES DON’T DETERMINE THE SIZE OF YOUR JEANS!

Those of us on the Feisty Side of Fifty know we need to take extra good care of our bodies. In addition to maintaining our health, many of us battle the dreaded muffin-top and other not-so-fun signs of age. But Gregory Anne Cox has the answer! In her book, Your Genes Do Not Determine the Size of Your Jeans, she blasts away myths, half-truths and misconceptions that have been making us feel fat, frustrated and fatigued. Believe me, if you’re a woman over 50, you’re going to want to be sure to catch this show!

MOLLY CHEECK & DEBBIE ZIPP

Unknown-2Have you ever wanted to act? If not, you probably know someone who does. Whether you’re bound for the Broadway stage or your local community theater, you’ll want to hear from these two veteran actresses. Molly Cheek (American Pie) and Debbie Zipp (Murder She Wrote) have joined forces to write The Aspiring Actor’s Handbook—a primer on all things acting. This go-to guide combines inspiration with a little perspiration and a whole lotta knowhow about the business of show business. So—if you’ve ever dreamt of stardom (and it’s never too late to turn your dreams into reality)—be sure to join us for this lively and informative conversation!

AARP LAUNCHES JFK MEMORIAL TRIBUTE

Most boomers remember where we were when we heard the shocking news that President John F. Kennedy had been assassinated. With the 50th anniversary of that horrendous event only a few weeks away, AARP is providing a forum (JFK Memories) in which we can share our memories and our thoughts. Join us as editor of the project, Steve Mencher, explains how you can become involved in this very special experience. Learn how you can create your own tribute and share your memories of a day that touched each of our lives.

THE WOMAN WHO FELL FROM THE SKY

Can you imagine what it would be like to have your family vacation come to a horrific end by literally falling from the sky? Well, Laura Sharpe knows the feeling. She survived a helicopter crash, which left her with 43 broken bones and burns over 40% of her body. But this amazing lady is turning her experience into healing and recovery for others by launching “Artists for Trauma,” a nonprofit that pairs artists with recovering trauma victims. So if you love to be inspired, be sure to tune in and catch Laura and her remarkable story of courage with a heart.

MELISSA FRANCIS

You know Melissa Francis as the beautiful and talented anchor of “Money with Melissa Francis” on the Fox Business Network. And some of you may also remember her as the adorable adopted daughter of the Ingalls’ family on “Little House on the Prairie.” But, in her book, Diary of a Stage Mother’s Daughter, Melissa is opening up about the little known facts of her difficult childhood. Her engrossing memoir is a page-turner indeed and has been dubbed The Glass Castlemeets Tiger Mother. So tune in and catch this riveting story of children, stage mothers and the dubious rewards of early fame.

THE FOUR SEASONS OF TRAVEL

As boomers, many of us are fortunate to have both the time and the resources to travel far more extensively then in our 9781426211676_p0_v4_s260x420younger years. And there is no better (or more beautifully illustrated) guide out there than the newly published National Geographic’s Four Seasons of Travel. So plan to join us and meet spokesperson Andrew Evens as he shares some of his top travel tips to make your next adventure even more exciting!

CINDY JOSEPH, THE BOOMER SUPER MODEL

bioleftimagenewCindy Joseph is both a model and a role model for women over 50. Turning “ageless” into “agefull,” Cindy is revolutionizing the look of aging with her both her line of cosmetics, Boom!, and her philosophy, “It’s time to throw out the anti-age view and step into the powerful realization that every woman can have fun passion, sensuality, wisdom, and beauty throughout her life… not just halfway through it.”

So—if this sounds good to you—you’ll want to be sure to catch this lively discussion all about what Cindy calls: The Pro-Age Revolution!

SENATOR ADLAI STEVENSON III: VEIWS ON THE NSA 

We’ve all been hearing about the troubles of the NSA as of late and it’s been making us deeply concerned. Whether we believe the government is acting way too much like big brother or we worry that the technical contractors they hire have access to far too much information, it’s a problem. To help sort it all out, Senator Adlai Stevenson III, who spearheaded the first Congressional study on terrorism, is joining us to share his thoughts. If you are concerned about where our country is going, you won’t want to miss this one!

FELICE SHAPIRO: BETTER AFTER 50 

Have you ever had the yen to follow your dreams and just go for it? After 50, fortified by life experience and the hormonal changes of menopause, many of us find the wherewithal to do just that.

Felice Shapiro is joining us to share ways midlife women can take their expertise, their life skills, and their passions to create their own successful start-up business. Felice is an expert on entrepreneurship, teaches the subject at Tufts University and is the co-founder of Better After 50… so she knows whereof she speaks. If you have a vision and a drive to maximize your prime of life, you won’t want to miss this one!

BOOMERS AND THE ARTS

Do you have a yen to express yourself creatively? If so, you’re not alone and—what’s more—engaging in the arts is one of the best ways to stave off disease and keep healthy and active as we age!

Join Linda Noelker, Ph.D., Senior Vice President at Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging and President of the Board of Directors of the National Center for Creative Aging as she shares the latest research on the positive impact the arts is having on us boomers.

SUZANNE BRAUN LEVINE: TODAY’S FEMALE FRIENDSHIPS

51w-cT72hwL._AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-49,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_Every former Girl Scout worth her badges remembers the oft-repeated refrain: “Make new friends but keep the old… one is silver and the other gold.” No one would argue that old friendships truly are golden. However, just like real silver, new friendships can gleam with a special sparkle.

Join Suzanne Braun Levine as she shares her thoughts on the glow of female friendships—both old and new. From coffee dates to Google hangouts, the ways we connect with those special people we call friends are varied but the warmth and closeness remain the mainstay of our lives.

You’ll want to be sure and catch this look at the new and diverse ways women meet one another with the former editor of Ms. magazine and the author of You Gotta Have Girlfriends. This one promises to be a lively and life-affirming discussion!

DEBBIE MACOMBER: ONCE UPON A TIME–YOUR FOREVER AFTER STORY

Master storyteller Debbie Macomber is joining us to share from her latest and very personal book, Once Upon a Time: Discovering Our Forever After Story.

You know her as the author of numerous bestselling works of fiction. But, in this special book, Debbie writes of her own journey and how each of our lives can become a grand narrative if we learn to view it that way. Be sure to tune in and hear why it is important that we understand our own stories and honor the elements of character, setting, back story and more—the essential components that make each of us unique.

HOW TO POWER-UP YOUR LINKEDIN PROFILE

LandTheJobYouLoveFRONT1,5-HiAny jobseeker today knows that social networking sites like LinkedIn are invaluable resources for making critical contacts. Moreover, in addition to LinkedIn’s effectiveness as a networking tool, many recruiters (both company and external) are now forgoing traditional methods of sourcing candidates for openings and turning directly to this major site as their preferred method of identifying potential employees. This means, if you want recruiters and HR reps to find you, you’ll need for your online profile to be as powerful as possible.

If you’re looking for a job, you’ll want to be sure to know about the super effective ways you can power-up your all-important profile and get noticed. Don’t miss this one!

YOUR VINTAGE YEARS 

Are you feeling the urge to express yourself in new and meaningful ways? Do you find yourself drawn to photography, music, painting, or writing? Are you experiencing an inner longing to leave your mark in a creative, tangible manner? If so, you’re not alone!

Our guest, Francine Toder, Ph.D., is author of the fascinating book, The Vintage Years. In it, Dr. Toder combines cutting-edge neuroscientific research along with recognized life stages to develop an inspirational and exciting theory as to why our creativity ignites at this time in our lives.

65 GREAT TRAVEL IDEAS 

What are your dreams for your golden years? Have you ever thought of discovering far off places, seeking new ways to experience nature, or deepening your spiritual side by taking a sacred journey? Do you have a personal bucket list?

We’ll explore the great wide world with editor Mark Chimsky as he shares fascinating tales from his latest book, 65 Things to Do When You Retire: Travel. Don’t miss this lively look at how you can broaden your own horizons through such travel treats as “glamping,” volunteering, learning vacations abroad, or flying off to far-flung lands. This show is going to be FUN!

THE OVERNIGHT DIET

What woman over 50 hasn’t hoped to wake up one day and find herself noticeably slimmer and trimmer? 15791145Well—believe it or not—your dream can now come true! Join bestselling author Dr. Caroline Apovian as she shares diet tips from her latest book, THE OVERNIGHT DIET, that are proven to give you fast, healthy weight loss and will change your body overnight.

SUZANNE BRAUN LEVINE: YOU GOTTA HAVE GIRLFRIENDS!

As women over 50, we know that our girlfriends are a meaningful and enriching component to our lives. But did you know that having a circle of women friends is critical to your health as well?

Join Suzanne Braun Levine as she shares all about her new book, YOU GOTTA HAVE GIRLFREINDS, which launches on April 16th. Using her well-honed powers of observation, her keen insights, and recent findings from the medical community, Suzanne brings to light the multi-layers of friendship with honesty, warmth, and humor. In fact, you’ll want to be certain you grab a copy of her new book for yourself so that you can recognize and relish the ways your girlfriends have enriched your own life… and your health.

FASHION QUEEN SHARES HER 10 SIMPLE TRUTHS

diane-gilman-good-jeans-handsigned-book-d-20130220140535137~244203Diane Gilman is the undisputed queen of fashion at the Home Shopping Network. Her jeans and leggings have sold to the tune of a whopping seven million making them the networks #1 selling products. But Diane’s personal story is even more triumphant than her commercial success. Learn how she turned her life around, made her wildest dreams come true, and did it all after the age of 60!

You’ll want to be sure to join us as Diane shares from her brand new book, Good Jeans: 10 Simple Truths about Feeling Great, Staying Sexy, & Aging Agelessly.

HOT WEBSITES FOR MATURE JOBSEEKERS 

If you’re a jobseeker in midlife, you’re well aware of the special challenges you face. But the good news is that websites are springing up that provide real help to older applicants. We’ll be covering resources, job listings, and new and powerful alliances that will help you be successful.

DO YOU HAVE A FURRY BEDMATE? They often say that certain people make for strange bedfellows… but what if your bedmate of choice is of the furry variety? Join writer/journalist Francine Brevetti as she explores the special bond between humans and animals and how, for many of us, there’s nothing more satisfying the curling up with our favorite critter. If you’re an animal lover, you’ll want to be sure to catch this lively discussion and—best of all—there are no fleas allowed!

WHAT DO WOMEN, PARENTS AND BOOMERS HAVE IN COMMON? The role of women has changed greatly over our lifetime. Now, with the new book Lean In by Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg, our place in the world of business is once again up for debate. Join author, activist, and renowned observer of life after 50, Suzanne Braun Levine, as she shares her thoughts on the latest controversy. From her vantage point of being the Founding Editor of Ms. magazine for 17 years, Suzanne weighs in with a special perspective and plenty to say. For any woman who remembers the movement, this show is for YOU!

A SPECIAL CLUB FOR WOMEN OVER 50 As a woman over 50, you’re likely finding your life is expanding in new and meaningful directions. And, if you want to meet other like-minded women who are proactively engaging in the second half of life, you’ll want to hear what Betsy Werley has to say. Betsy is the Executive Director of The Transition Network, a national community of active and energetic women over 50 who are joining forces to support one another as we find our way through the major transitions we experience at midlife. So tune in and find out how you, too, can join the movement and truly celebrate the feisty side of fifty!

RESISTANCE BAND WORKOUT Every feisty woman out there knows we need to exercise but, after 50, we’re prone to muscle pain and injury. Dr. Karl Knopf, author of the newly released book, Resistance Band Workbook, is joining us to share ways we can increase strength, improve balance, reduce lower back pain, and rehabilitate injuries. So, if you’re looking to achieve vibrant wellbeing in a safe and effective way, you’ll want to be sure to join us for this life-enhancing information.

4 SUREFIRE WAYS TO DESTRESS YOUR JOB SEARCH Are you currently in a job search or do you have a family member or friend who is? If so, chances are you’re dealing with a huge amount of stress. No one said looking for work is easy but there are real ways you can relieve some of the negative feelings, boost your spirits, and keep your momentum going. We’ll discuss 4 keys methods you can use alleviate the stress and move your search forward. So be sure to tune in and share this one with your friends!

SENATOR ADLAI E. STEVENSON III Anyone sick and tired of all of the wrangling and roadblocks that mark the Congress of today? Are you worried about the future of our country when our lawmakers seem bent on following their own agendas at all costs? If so, you’re going to want to hear from a longtime statesman who descended from a long line of statesmen. Senator Adlai Stevenson III is returning once again to share his insights into present day politics from the unique vantage point of growing up as a member of one of the most influential families in our nation’s history. He’ll draw upon his thought-provoking and politically insightful work, The Black Book to give his take on how partisanship, corruption, and big money are impacting the leadership of our country. If you are concerned about where our country is going, you won’t want to miss this one!

65 THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU RETIRE! We already know that boomers have revolutionized society in numerous ways… and now we’re revolutionizing the whole idea of retirement. Being the trailblazers we are, it’s helpful to find a guide that will inform and inspire us to make the most of the rest of our lives. That’s just what 65 Things to Do When You Retire is all about. Mark Chimsky has drawn upon the likes of Jimmy Carter, Gloria Steinem, Jeri Sedlar and others to compile an essential manual on ways you can plan for a meaningful future. So, if you’re a boomer who’s contemplating the rest of your life (and who among us isn’t?), you’ll want to be certain to catch this lively and important discussion!

THE VISIONARY GENIUS OF 55+ To be a visionary genius is to see clearly who you are, what you are called to do with your one precious life, and how to do it gracefully.  Once you choose to age consciously,your natural genius is richer, easier to access and easier to work with than it was in your youth. Pat Sullivan, author, speaker, coach, and owner of Visionary Resources: Practical Tools for Seeing and Achieving What Matters is joining us to share ways that we can tap into our own genius of aging and live lives of creativity and joy. So, if you’re a woman 55 and older, you’ll want to be certain to tune in for this inspiring interview!

THE CONVERSATION OF A LIFETIME  Have you ever considered discussing end of life choices for your loved ones or yourself? Most of us would answer, “yes” to this question. However studies show that relatively few take the time to talk over these critical decisions—we often feel just too uncomfortable to broach the topic. So join Lindsay Hunt, Program Director of The Conversation Project, as she shares ways we can engage in this truly life and death discussion with those we love. If you’re a woman over 50, you’ll want to be certain to listen this vitally important discussion. This is, after all The Conversation of a lifetime!

BARBARA HANNAH GRUFFERMAN Have TV ads of late got you feeling invisible? Perhaps not… if, in the words of Jane Pauley, you’re either “incompetent,” “impotent” or “incontinent.” However if you’re holding on to the majority of your faculties and aren’t yet wearing adult diapers, there’s an obvious dearth of advertisements that are aimed at you and your needs. And who better to spearhead the call to arms than one of our favorite guests, Barbara Hannah Grufferman? Barbara is the author of The Best of Everything After 50: The Expert’s Guide to Style, Sex, Health, Money, and More, and this female dynamo is on a mission to help us live with health, purpose, and fulfillment after 50. So join us as Barbara shares her thoughts on flexing our considerable boomer power and showing those misguided marketers how to treat the richest and most influential generation of them all… that, of course, being today’s oh-so-feisty woman!

MARCI ALBOHER: THE ENCORE CAREER HANDBOOK Are you one of the nine million baby boomers who are choosing to forego traditional retirement in favor of continuing your work life? If so, you’ll probably want to explore careers that provide, not only an income, but also the opportunity to find more personal meaning in your work. Marci Alboher, Vice President of Encore.org and author of the recently released book, The Encore Career Handbook, is joining us to share ways you can identify your passions, get specific about the income you’ll need at this stage in your life, and other critical tips to help you manage your transition into your very own encore career. If you’re a boomer who’s looking to find purpose, passion and a paycheck, you won’t want to miss this one!

GLORIA LORING SHARES THE POWER OF COINCIDENCE Gloria Loring, singer, songwriter, and TV star, is joining us once again to share her deep connection with Albert Einstein’s belief that “Coincidence is God’s Way of Remaining Anonymous.” In fact, the phrase is so meaningful to her that it became the title of her recently released book, which she calls a “spiritual memoir.” This thought-provoking and deeply personal work is reaping enthusiastic reviews from far and wide. Both the general public and the celebrity world are captivated by what Gloria has to say… and you will be, too! So join us as Gloria shares how to tap into the power of coincidence and divine intervention in your own life. This inspiring discussion is likely to change the way you view coincidence and other minor miracles now and forever!

LOVE & THE NEW INTIMACY AFTER 50: LET ME COUNT THE WAYS  Suzanne Braun Levine, first editor of Ms. magazine and author of numerous books for women over 50, is joining us to share her thoughts on How We Love NowWomen Talk About Intimacy After 50. As we know, being in love has no age limit. However our relationships can and do change as we grow and evolve. We’re not simply replaying our earlier roles as younger women in relationship. How could we? The physical, mental, and emotional shifts we experience at midlife impact most every facet of our lives. In truth, change is an imperative. So, if you’re a woman who’s looking to explore your relationships at this transformative time in your life, you’ll want to be certain to tune in for this one. The kind of love you can experience now is limited only by your imagination!

DR. RICKI POLLYCOVE–LOVE YOUR HEART ON VALENTINE’S DAY! When you contemplate Valentine’s Day, your thoughts likely turn to romance, flowers, and tender messages set off with a bevy of brightly hued hearts. Yet there’s no better way to celebrate the day than to make sure your own heart is healthy and strong. Dr. Ricki Pollycove, one of the nation’s top experts on women’s health, menopause, and author of The Pocket Idiot’s Guide to Bio-Identical Hormones, is joining us to share lifestyle changes and risk-lowering behaviors that will keep your ticker in the pink for years to come. So, if you want better health, more energy, and a heart to help you “share the love” into your nineties and beyond, you’ll want to be certain to catch this one!

SENATOR ADLAI E. STEVENSON III Senator Adlai Stevenson III is returning once again to share his insights into present day politics from the unique vantage point of growing up as a member of one of the most influential families in our nation’s history. He’ll draw upon his thought-provoking and politically insightful work, The Black Book to give his take on how partisanship, corruption, and big money are impacting the leadership of our country. February 5 marks the Senator’s father’s birthday—so be sure to join us as we mark the occasion with one of our country’s most highly respected statesmen.

HOW WE LOVE NOW–THE NEW INTIMACY AFTER 50! As women over 50, we recognize that we aren’t the same as we were years ago—only in an older body. We’ve changed in significant ways: our circumstances have altered (many times, dramatically), our life choices and concerns have gone in new directions, and our concept of ourselves has evolved to become deeper and more authentic. Join author, activist, and renowned observer of life after 50, Suzanne Braun Levine, as she shares six big ways we transform in second adulthood. She’ll be drawing from insights and observations from her latest book, How We Love Now: Women Talk About Intimacy After 50.  So, if you’re a woman in midlife who seeks to understand the changes and challenges of this stage of life, be sure to tune in for this one. And a big FYI: Suzanne’s book is being released in paperback today!

GREAT JOBS FOR EVERYONE 50+ AARP Jobs Expert, Kerry Hannon, talks to  Feisty Side of Fifty about her latest book, Great Jobs for Everyone 50+. Whether you need help deciding what to do next, pursuing your dream encore career, or landing a job that will pay the bills, you’ll want to hear from her! In addition to her work with AARP, Kerry is an award-winning career and retirement specialist and a highly regarded contributor to Forbes, USA Today, and Money magazine. Kerry is joining us to share all about her comprehensive and incredibly useful new book,Great Jobs for Everyone 50+. So be sure to catch this one—this is 15-minutes you won’t want to miss!

MIDLIFE MOTHERHOOD What are your ideas and preconceptions when you think about motherhood? Do you believe there is a perfect age to procreate? Are you a big believer in “older is better” when it comes to rearing children? If you’re a midlife mother or know someone who is, you’ll want to be certain to tune in and hear what Cyma Shapiro has to say. Cyma is a recognized expert on midlife mothering who is passionate about creating a dialogue about what it means to be a middle-aged mother. You’ll learn about the unique challenges and special joys of changing diapers and picking up toys while you’re having a hot flash!

KEY RESOLUTIONS FOR THE SUCCESSFUL JOBSEEKER The New Year has you likely asking yourself how you can maximize your efforts and eliminate some of the more frustrating roadblocks of today’s difficult job market. So tune in and learn the keys to creating powerful resolutions that are guaranteed to move your search forward. Little steps can produce big results… so take a listen, get started, and anticipate success!

 DR. RICKI POLLYCOVE–NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS THAT WORK! It’s that time of year when each of us vows to make positive changes in our lives. Too often, however, our good intentions fall flat, we get discouraged, and we return to our bad habits. Dr. Ricki Pollycove, one of the nation’s top experts on women’s health, menopause, and author of The Pocket Idiot’s Guide to Bio-Identical Hormones, is joining us to share simple ways we can make lasting changes that will improve our lives. So, if you want better health, more energy, and to be able to fit into those jeans you love, you’ll want to be certain to catch this one!

GLORIA LORING AND THE POWER OF COINCIDENCE Gloria Loring has a deep connection with Albert Einstein’s belief that “Coincidence is God’s Way of Remaining Anonymous”… so much so that the phrase became the title of her recently released book. This thought-provoking and deeply personal work is garnering enthusiastic reviews from both the general public and the celebrity world alike. Gloria is joining us to share the power of divine intervention in our everyday lives. You know her as a singer of the hit single “Friends and Lovers” as well as Liz Chandler in Days of Our Lives, but Gloria’s personal story is even more fascinating. So be sure to tune in and learn how divine intervention impacted Gloria’s path and how you can recognize and know the power of coincidence in your own life.

PBS–PIONEERS OF TELEVISION Boomers love nostalgia. And what could be more nostalgic for the original “TV Generation” than a look back at our favorite shows? PBS is announcing it’s third season of the much beloved series, Pioneers of Television. The Producer/Director, Steve Boettcher, is joining us to share an insider’s preview of the broadcasts that begin airing on Tuesday, January 15. You’ll hear all about interviews with iconic stars such as Carol Burnett, Mary Tyler Moore, Joan Collins and many, many more. So if you’re a longstanding fan of the boob tube (and who isn’t?), you won’t want to miss this fascinating look at the people behind the programs we’ve loved over the years.

DR. RICKI POLLYCOVE–MAKE HEALTHY WHILE YOU’RE MAKING MERRY Are your jingle bells ringing from stress? Are you feeling ho-ho-hormonally humbug from all there is to do? Are you in need of a long winter’s nap? If you relate to any of the above, you’ll want to be sure to tune in for this show. Dr. Ricki Pollycove, one of the nation’s leading specialists in the endocrinology of menopause and author of The Pocket Idiot’s Guide to Bio-Identical Hormones, is joining us to talk about ways to handle the holidays while keeping healthy. So give yourself a break (enlist your elves to help out) and listen to the doctor tell you how you can make merry and stay healthy!

THE LEGEND CRAFTER, FRANCINE BREVETTI Do you have a story to tell but aren’t sure how to go about doing it? Would you like to pen your memoir, yet writing isn’t your thing? Have you tried to capture family memories for future generations but stopped because the job was just too overwhelming? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you need the help of The Legend Crafter! Francine Brevetti, journalist, ghostwriter, and memoirist is joining us to share her unique service that will turn your personal stories into a family treasure.

BARBARA HANNAH GRUFFERMAN–ON FULL AND EQUAL RIGHTS  As a woman over 50, are you fed up with earning 77 cents to every dollar earned by a man for similar work? Are you tired of waiting for passage of the ERA—at long last guaranteeing us full equality under the law? Would you like to see women fully represented in the halls of commerce as well as the halls of Congress? If so, this show is for you! Barbara Hannah Grufferman, author The Best of Everything After 50: The Expert’s Guide to Style, Sex, Health, Money, and More, is on a mission to help us live with health, purpose, and fulfillment after 50.  And, in addition to her bestselling book, Barbara writes for a number of sites, including AARP and the Huffington Post. In several thought-provoking articles, she urges mature women to renew our passions and stand up for our rights as full and equal citizens. If you resonate with these thoughts, you won’t want to miss this lively discussion that will definitely motivate you to make a difference!

VALI G. HEIST–ORGANIZE THIS! Do you want to simplify your life? Are you sick of digging through piles of junk trying to find what you want? Would you like to free your space and free your mind? As women over 50, we’ve accumulated our share of stuff over the years. Now it’s time to free ourselves! Master organizer, Vali G. Heist, is joining us to share all about her must read book, Organize This! Practical Tips, Green Ideas, and Ruminations About Your Crap.Be sure to catch this one—you just might find some peace of mind underneath all of that stuff!

NOT YOUR MOTHER’S BOOK ON BEING A WOMAN We feisty gals love stories that are hip, modern, fun, and even daring… so look no further! Not Your Mother’s Book on Being a Woman is a new anthology for the new century. No sad or sappy stories here—these are wild and crazy tales of the joys and challenges of full-fledged womanhood. The publisher, Dahlynn McKowen, and contributing author, Stacey Gustafson, are joining us to share all about this bodacious book. You’ll want to be certain to tune in for this one—it promises to be a lively discussion for sure!

SUZANNE BRUAN LEVINE–THE WOMEN OF OUR LIVES As women over 50, we’ve forged a number of longstanding and close friendships. Over the years, our female friends have supported us when we’ve been down, celebrated our triumphs, and shared our secrets. But even the closest of relationships can run into problems. Suzanne Braun Levine, author of How We Love Now, joins us to share her thoughts on the positive as well as the more difficult aspects of long-term friendships. Don’t miss this one! As the holidays approach, you’ll want to be sure to learn how you can enrich your own life through more authentic and honest relationships with those women you hold dear.

THE HOLIDAYS ARE THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO LOOK FOR WORK! Contrary to popular belief, the holidays are actually the very BEST time of year to look for a job. Tune in and learn the key ways to set yourself apart, take advantage of the holiday spirit, and get known as the can-do candidate everyone wants to hire.

ANN BAKER–WOMEN AT WOODSTOCK What comes to mind when you think of Woodstock? No doubt it’s hazy memories of that famously radical decade, the sixties. But we boomers are nowhere near done with our revolutionary ways. In fact we gals are now transforming the spirit and style of aging and there’s no better place to kick off the celebration than Woodstock. Ann Baker, the visionary boomer who created “Women at Woodstock” is joining us to share all about that remarkable retreat, her thoughts on aging and renewal, and why becoming a crone is a good thing. So, if you’re a lucky member of the feisty side of fifty, be sure to tune in for this one—this interview is just for YOU!

NEVER BE FAT AGAIN Has your midlife midriff turned into a rapidly growing muffin-top? Do you find yourself squeezing into your clothes? Are you tired of battling the bulge? If so, help is finally here! Bestselling author, Raymond Francis is making his third appearance on Feisty Side of Fifty Radio. This time he’ll be sharing the good news from his wildly popular book, Never Be Fat Again: The 6-Week Cellular Solution to Permanently Break the Fat Cycle. I know you won’t want to miss this one, so be sure to tune in and tell your friends!

SENATOR ADLAI E. STEVENSON III The election is over. As we all breathe a sigh of relief, however, we realize that this long, drawn-out national obsession has produced one foremost result: it drained the country of millions of dollars that could have been spent in far better ways.Senator Adlai Stevenson III is joining us once again to give us his thoughts on the aftermath of the election, the political realities of our country today, and how we all might learn from the wisdom to be found in his recently published work, The Black Book. This captivating read is a treasure trove of historical references, anecdotes, sayings, and laugh-out-loud quotes compiled by several generations of the senator’s remarkable family. So be sure to tune in—this is 15-minutes you won’t want to miss!

November 2012: DR. RALPH KILMANN: HOW YOU HANDLE CONFLICT What comes to mind when you think of conflict? Do you hide from it or do you jump right into the fray and battle it out? For most of us, our reactions will depend upon the situation. The way we deal with conflict among friends might be far different than the way we deal with conflict with our spouses. Join expert/author Ralph Kilmann as he unravels the complex emotions we experience and sheds light on situational conflict handling. You won’t want to miss this fascinating discussion into the human psyche!

November 2012–DEBBIE MACOMBER: ANGELS AT THE TABLE Want to put some extra joy into your holiday season? If so, you won’t want to miss this show! New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber has been making spirits bright with her wildly popular Christmas novels for more than 20 years. She’s joining us today to share all about her latest work,Angels at the Table. This book is guaranteed to give you a lift and a needed break from all of the holiday hustle and bustle. So take a few minutes out of your busy day and hear this much loved author share her delightful tale of 4 angels, 2 humans, and 1 amazing story!

November 2012–DR. GREG SMALLEY: FIGHT YOUR WAY TO A BETTER MARRIAGE! Every feisty woman out there knows to expect a bit of conflict in her life… especially those of us who’ve been in long-term marriages. The good news is that conflict is actually positive for a relationship according to author and marriage expert, Dr. Greg Smalley. Dr. Smalley is joining us to share all about his latest bookFight Your Way to a Better Marriage: How Conflict Can Take You to Deeper Levels of Intimacy. So get your dukes up and learn how you can enrich your own relationship by gaining insight into your spouse’s deepest feelings and desires. It’s never too late for a tiff or two!

November 2012–DR. KARL KNOPF: WEIGHTS FOR 50+ Every feisty woman out there knows she needs to exercise and, after 50, we’re especially prone to losing muscle mass. So how can we best build strength and muscle, yet do so without injury? Help is on the way! Dr. Karl Knopf, author of Weights for 50+ is joining us to share the ways we can remain healthy, enjoy an active lifestyle, and keep our metabolism revved to fight the dreaded middle-aged spread. So, if you’re looking to achieve vibrant wellbeing in a safe and effective way, you’ll want to be sure to join us for this life-enhancing information.

November 2012–RECHARGE YOUR STALLED JOB SEARCH WITH STRATEGIES THAT WORK! Is your job search stalled? Have you been encountering roadblocks and discouraging near misses? Are you ready to learn the techniques and tools that will produce real results? If so, be certain to tune in and learn the 3 key ways to recharge your job search. Luck and circumstance play a role but, by arming yourself with strategies that work, you’ll be well on your way to landing your next position!

November 2012-#1 NETWORKER SANDY JONES-KAMINSKI What comes to mind when you hear the term, “networking?” Do thoughts of awkward silences, pushy people, or blatantly bad eye contact enter your head? Author Sandy Jones-Kaminski is joining us to help change all of that by sharing tips and strategies from her wildly popular book, I’m at a Networking Event, Now What?You’ll learn to meet people with ease and confidence, effortlessly engage in conversation, and make a memorable first impression. If you want to advance your career, move your job search forward, or just have more fun at parties, you won’t want to miss this one!

November 2012–KATHI CASEY: BEAUTIFUL, SEXY SKIN Do you suffer from rough, dry skin? Would you like your complexion to glow with a youthful, healthy radiance? Are you tired of the blatant lies that cosmetic companies use to sell expensive products that don’t work? If you resonate with any of the above questions, you’re going to want to tune in and hear Kathi Casey, “The Healthy Boomer Body Expert” share all about her latest e-book:Beautiful, Sexy Skin for Women Over 40—What the Cosmetic Companies Don’t Want You to Know About Skin Care. Don’t miss this informative look at products and home remedies that really work and get your skin glowing in time to celebrate the holidays in style!

November 2012–SANDRA LEE, THE QUEEN OF SEMI-HOMEMADE COOKING Do you have fast, festive, and fun holiday recipes? Are you open to sharing? Would you like to be known for your culinary skills? If so, you won’t want to miss this show! Sandra Lee, the Queen of semi-homemade cooking, is joining us to share an exciting contest where hopeful cooks around the country will be submitting their recipes to the “Fast Festive Fun with Sandra Lee Contest.” So get your thinking cap on (and your apron) and get cooking. This is going to be make the holidays extra merry!

October 2012–SUZANNE BRAUN LEVINE: CRONE POWER Reinvention, connection, crones and Woodstock—what could these word possibly have in common? Find out the answer by joining our favorite chronicler of life after 50, Suzanne Braun Levine as she shares her recent experience speaking to a group of accomplished women who are eagerly celebrating their cronehood by charting a new course in life. You won’t want to miss this inspiring account of taking risks, moving forward, and creating an even better, fully mature, and powerful new YOU!

October 2012–SENATOR ADLAI E. STEVENSON III Senator Adlai Stevenson III is returning once again to share his insights into the upcoming Presidential election. He’ll draw upon his thought-provoking and politically insightful work, The Black Book to give his take on how sound bites, slogans, and big money are taking the place of policy and debate. You won’t want to miss this very important interview with one of our country’s most highly respected statesmen.

October 2012–ELLEN GOODMAN AND “THE CONVERSATION PROJECT” Have you ever considered discussing end of life choices for your loved ones or yourself? Most of us would answer, “yes” to this question. But, as important as the topic is, few feel comfortable bringing it up in conversation. That is… until now. Join Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and journalist, Ellen Goodman, as she talks about “The Conversation Project,” a movement Ellen began after being forced to make critical decisions for her ailing mother—all the while not knowing what she would have wanted. Make sure to catch this thought-provoking and important look at The Conversation we all need to have with those we love.

October 2012–POWER UP YOUR ELEVATOR PITCH AND SELL YOURSELF WITH SKILL! How do you go about making the most critical message of your job search—your elevator pitch—a powerful one that will engage your listeners and leave them wanting more? Tune in and learn the 4 steps to turn your introduction into a compelling verbal message that sells your skills and experience in ways that will arouse interest and make employers want to meet with you!

October 2012–DR. RICKI POLLYCOVE: THE TRUTH ABOUT BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONES Are you confused by all of the conflicting reports on hormone replacement therapy? Would you like to know the latest about bio-identical hormones and their effects on your long-term health? If so, you’ll want to be certain to tune in and hear Dr. Ricki Pollycove, one of the nation’s top specialists in the endocrinology of menopause and author of The Pocket Idiot’s Guide to Bio-Identical Hormones. The doctor will speak to the latest in health-management options, disease risk reduction, and wellness-promoting lifestyle choices.  A not-to-be-missed broadcast of Feisty Side of Fifty Radio!

October 2012–PEGGY KENNEDY: APPROACHING NEVERLAND Interview with Peggy Kennedy, marketing manager for the hugely successful San Francisco Chinese New Year’s Parade. Peggy shares the story of her remarkable family of five gifted and intensely creative siblings in her memoir, Approaching Neverland: A Memoir of Epic Tragedy & Happily Ever After. But, growing up with a mentally ill mother, Peggy’s book is also an inspirational account of joy, sorrow, the love of brothers and sisters, and triumph over tragedy. You’ll want to be sure to catch this amazing story!

October 2012–NEVER FEAR CANCER AGAIN Bestselling author, Raymond Francis is making his second appearance on Feisty Side of Fifty Radio. This time he’ll be discussing his latest groundbreaking work, Never Fear Cancer Again: How to Prevent and Reverse Cancer. Francis, a chemist and MIT graduate, found himself gravely ill and used his background and training to discover a brand new approach to health—focusing on combating diseases (including cancer) at the cellular level. Now he’s an internationally recognized leader in the field of optimal health maintenance. So be sure and tune in to hear this compelling author give you the tools you can use to avoid and even reverse major disease—and there’s nothing more precious than our health!

October 2012–FLORENCE HENDERSON Florence Henderson, recently voted as one of the top two TV moms of all time, is returning to Feisty Side of Fifty Radio to share more about her life and her autobiography, Life is Not a Stage: From Broadway Baby to a Lovely Lady and Beyond. We’ll dig a little deeper this time and uncover the true story of her infamous date with her television son, her trendsetting hairstyles, and how The Brady Bunchchanged her life. We’ll also hear more about what Florence is up to now. Never one to rest on her laurels, this dynamic woman continues to grace the airwaves with her immense talent, engaging wit, and personal warmth. You’ll want to be certain to tune in for this one! You’re going to love keeping up with Florence and learning the latest about this Broadway baby turned lovely lady.

September 2012–SUZANNE BRAUN LEVINE: 8 REASONS SEX IS BETTER AFTER 50! Chances are you never considered that sex might get better after age 50. But, for many of us, it’s true! Suzanne Braun Levine, author of How We Love Now and numerous other top selling books on women in second adulthood, is joining us to share her 8 reasons why the bedroom may well become hotter than ever before. You’ll want to be sure to tune in for this one and catch this frank and feisty discussion of yet one more way life gets better after 50!

September 2012–BARBARA HANNAH GRUFFERMAN: CELEBRATING YOUR INNER CRONE! Barbara Hannah Grufferman is on a mission to provide us with the latest information that will keep us healthy, fit, stylish, and happy as we age. As the author of the definitive guide to life after 50, The Best of Everything After 50: The Expert’s Guide to Style, Sex, Health, Money, and More,Barbara shares important tips from top experts that will help you do just that. However, despite Barbara’s irrepressible, youthful energy, she also happily admits to learning to love her inner crone. Join us as Barbara shares the joy of cronehood, what it really means to be a crone, and why you’ll be proud to claim this title for yourself!

September 2012–WRITING THE MOTHER MEMOIR Our mothers represent the primary role model for most women. Whether we choose to emulate her or go in a completely different direction, this relationship is as critical to our lives as it is complex. Lynn Cook Henriksen provides the perfect vehicle to explore and capture the character and spirit of the mother/daughter bond in her book, Telltale Souls: Writing the Mother Memoir. Join us as Lynn provides essential tools to awaken your memories, capture the spirit of events long ago, and discover your voice by writing your own Mother memoir.

September 2012–CORE STRENGTH FOR 50+ Every feisty woman out there knows she needs to exercise. But, after 50, we’re prone to muscle pain and injury. Dr. Karl Knopf, author of Core Strength for 50+: A Customized Program for Safely Toning Ab, Back & Oblique Muscles is joining us to share the ways we can keep our backs strong, improve posture, and enhance our general health through core training. So, if you’re looking to achieve vibrant wellbeing in a safe and effective way, you’ll want to be sure to join us for this life-enhancing information.

September 2012–BETSY WOODMAN ON JANA BIBI’S EXCELLENT FORTUNES If you’re looking for a great read that weaves fascinating characters, an exotic locale, and a spellbinding story together with the adventures of a spunky, midlife protagonist, you’re in for a real treat. Betsy Woodman, author of Jana Bibi’s Excellent Fortunes is joining us to share all about her delightful debut novel as well as her thoughts on writing from an older woman’s perspective.

September 2012–JOB SEARCHING WITH SOCIAL MEDIA FOR DUMMIES! Are you in a job search and need to learn the most effective ways to market yourself today? Joshua Waldman, author of JOB SEARCHING WITH SOCIAL MEDIA FOR DUMMMIES, is joining us to share his strategies for harnessing the power of social media and getting your name in front of key decision-makers. Learn to build your brand, create an online profile that sells and much, much more. Don’t miss these important tips and techniques that will distinguish you from the crowd and help propel your search to a successful conclusion. Your next job may come sooner than you think!

August 2012–SUZANNE BRAUN LEVINE: WOMEN’S RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES August 26th marked the 92ndbirthday of the Nineteenth Amendment—giving American women the right to vote. This act marked the culmination of a long (41 years) and difficult struggle for the brave suffragettes who bore all sorts of abuse so that we might enjoy full citizenship. With the current Presidential election stirring up its share of gender issues, our favorite observer of life after 50, Suzanne Braun Levine, is joining us to provide her thoughts on women’s rights and responsibilities. So be sure to tune in—you’ll want to be certain to catch this important and meaningful conversation.

August 2012–DOMINGO MARTINEZ Domingo Martinez is the author of The Boy Kings of Texas, a searing look at growing up under the influences of both poverty and machismo. Domingo’s boarder-town family enjoyed few financial resources but produced a rich mixture of memorable personalities that will keep you turning pages until the end. Join us for a glimpse into this little known corner of our country—where cultures collide to produce a compelling blend of struggle, tenacity, and love.

August 2012–AVOID THE 3 COMMON TRAPS OF JOB SEARCH! The job market have changed substantially in the past several years and you’ll be left behind if you don’t know the rules of the game today. Take a 10-minute break and give yourself a boost with the latest strategies that are guaranteed to help YOU achieve success. Also don’t forget to check out Land the Job You Love: 10 Surefire Strategies for Jobseekers Over 50It’s the book/workbook that walks you through every step of the process and shows you the way to shave weeks (maybe even months) off your job search. Why not let the next success story be your own? 

August 2012–REBOOT YOUR LIFE! Ever feel like you need a break? Today’s stress-filled culture allows for precious few opportunities to recharge and renew. But if you want a life of meaning and purpose rather than merely becoming yet one more faceless member of the corporate environment, that’s exactly what you’ll need to do. Rita Foley and her fellow authors have found a way.Reboot Your Life: Energize Your Career and Life by Taking a Break is filled with great advice for finding new and fulfilling ways to express yourself. So plan to tune in and hear Rita’s suggestions on how you can reevaluate, reframe, and refresh your own life. Without a doubt, that’s a great way to celebrate the feisty side of fifty!

August 2012–HAVE MOTHER, WILL TRAVEL  Ask most any boomer woman with an adult daughter and she’ll readily admit that this relationship can be tricky. Daughters, moreover, will voice the very same claim by putting even greater emphasis on the tricky part. The love in this complicated bond is strong—in fact so strong it can be painful—and it often comes laced with a whole host of unresolved issues. Claire and Mia Fontaine, bestselling authors and sought-after speakers, share their own mother/daughter ups and downs with insight, courage, and a giant dose of humor. Following on the heals of their acclaimed first book, COME BACK, their latest memoir, HAVE MOTHER, WILL TRAVEL chronicles their trip around the world together. Filled with adventures, aggravation, and unexpected joys, their journey opens a brand new state of being that enriches both of their lives. If you’re a mother (or if you just like adventure), you’ll want to be certain to catch this very special broadcast.

August 2012–NEVER BE SICK AGAIN As any woman over 50 knows, our health needs to come first. Gone are the days when we could satisfy our appetites at fast food counters while pushing past our limits with endless to-do lists. We definitely don’t bounce back like we used to and our bodies require nourishing foods as well as additional TLC to remain healthy. Raymond Francis is an expert in the field of health and wellbeing. His book, Never Be Sick Again, explains that there are six pathways, two causes, yet only one disease and how we can use this knowledge to ensure our good health for years. If you want to learn the secrets to maintaining a youthful, vibrant body, be certain to tune in for this one!

August 2012–SENATOR ADLAI E. STEVENSON III Senator Adlai Stevenson III is returning once again to draw insights from his politically thought-provoking and wonderfully humorous work,The Black Book. Among other topics, the Senator will share his take on the Presidential election and how sound bites, slogans, and big money are taking the place of policy and debate. You’ll want to be certain to catch this very important interview with one of our country’s most well respected statesman.

August 2012–FLORENCE HENDERSON Although known to millions as Carol Brady, Florence Henderson has far more to her rich and varied resume than being the mom of TV’s favorite blended family. Among her numerous accomplishments Florence was a Broadway star celebrated for her musical and acting talents, paved the way for Barbara Walters by becoming an early Today Show “girl,” held the title of the first woman to guest hostThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, was a frequent panelist onHollywood Squares, and sang and danced her way through years of Wesson Oil commercials.Better yet, her career is still red hot. Florence is now charming both viewers and guests as she hosts TheFlorence Henderson Show on RLTV, recently competed onDancing With the Stars, and has written her autobiography,Life is Not a Stage: From Broadway Baby to a Lovely Lady and Beyond. So be sure to join us for this very special broadcast as Florence shares what’s new, what’s next, and her secrets for staying feisty and fabulous past 50!

August 2012–SHEA VAUGHN Shea Vaughn is returning to Feisty Side of Fifty Radio to share her thoughts on creating a meaningful life at any age. Author of the remarkable book,Breakthrough, she’s created a revolutionary lifestyle practice she calls SheaNetics. It combines the values of both Eastern and Western wellness practices to unite the body, mind, and heart as one. Shae will be joining us to elaborate on her 5 living principles to total wellbeing—so be sure and catch this one!

July 2012–SUZANNE BRAUN LEVINE: IN MEMORY OF THOSE WE’VE LOVED Our favorite observer of life after 50, Suzanne Braun Levine, is joining us once again to share her thoughts on relationships, love, and the memories of those who’ve touched our lives. We’ll celebrate the gifted writer, Nora Ephron, who “got it” and gave voice to so many of our inner thoughts and longings. We’ll also honor the 25thAnniversary of the Aids Quilt and remember friends and loved ones we lost to that disease. So plan to tune in and join Suzanne as she adds her unique perspective on How We Love Now and helps us to remember those special people who are now gone but never forgotten.

July 2012–FORGET PASSION…I NEED A PAYCHECK! In need of a job but not sure which way to go? Looking for something flexible that allows you time to find your passions elsewhere? Need a paycheck but don’t necessarily want to work fulltime? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you’ll want to be certain to catch this show. Betsy Werley, Executive Director of The Transition Network, is joining us to share her insights into finding work after 50. And, with my own twenty year career as a job search specialist and author of Land the Job You Love: 10 Surefire Strategies for Jobseekers Over 50, I’ll be adding my pointers as well. So if you’re looking for solid tips on how to land your next job, plan to catch this broadcast for sure! As a special bonus to our listeners, the first 25 people who go directly to the publisher, order Land the Job You Love and enter the promo code HKSJGEVJwill get a 30% discount.

July 2012–WILD ABOUT GREENS Have you decided to start eating better as you age? Do you want to incorporate more nutritious foods in your diet? Thinking of adding more healthy greens but not sure how to do it? If so, don’t miss this show. Nava Atlas, celebrated vegan and vegetarian cookbook author has just come out with her latest masterpiece: Wild About Greens! This book is packed with mouth-watering, scrumptious recipes that are guaranteed good for you. So tune in and hear Nava share her tips for making nutritious and delicious pastas, soups, smoothies and more!

June 2012–THE MARTINI DIVA MAKES EDIBLE COCKTAILS Do you want to serve up some amazing edible cocktails that are guaranteed to wow your friends at your next party? Terri, the Martini Diva, is joining us to share her latest mixology masterpieces that will add a real bite to your happy hour. So be certain to tune in and let your culinary imagination run wild!

June 2012–PERSONAL BRANDING FOR DUMMIES Do you want to transform your image and communicate your unique style and strengths with a clear, concise message? If so, you’ll need to know the keys for developing a powerful brand that sets you apart from the crowd. Susan Chritton, M.Ed., career strategist and author ofPersonal Branding for Dummies, is joining us to share her insider tips for launching your own personal brand. Be sure to tune in and learn the strategies to successfully craft the winning brand that is YOU!

June 2012–MARCY MILLER If you love a great story that’s charming, engaging and FUN you’re going to want to hear what today’s guest has to say. Marcy Miller has written the perfect summer read—intended especially for us gals on the feisty side of fifty. It’s her true account of surviving an adulterous husband and subsequent divorce, and then learning to negotiate the treacherous life of dating in one’s prime.Rebooting in Beverly Hills is filled with laughs, aha moments, good advice, and plenty of witty accounts of looking for Mr. Right in the land of glitz and glamour. So, if you’re in the mood for an unbeatable blending of wisdom and wit, be sure and tune in for this one!

June 2012–ANGEL FACES: WHERE GIRLS GO TO FACE THEIR SCARS What would it be like to be a teenage girl who is permanently disfigured by major burns or devastating injuries? Even though we boomers are a long way from our teenage years, many of the normal scars of adolescence can bring back painful memories. So it’s hard to imagine how difficult life must be for a young girl with real and significant scars. Enter Angel Faces—a Retreat Center where girls from across the country (and even as far away as England) can go to make friends, gain social skills, and realize their true strengths and potential. Elizabeth Sanchez, Emmy award-winning TV reporter, host of PBS’ “A Place of Our Own,” and Executive Director of Angel Faces is joining us to share a story of hope, inspiration, and the very special place where girls can go to face their scars. Please join us for a discussion that will guarantee to  touch your heart.

June 2012–DAHLYNN MCKOWEN–NOT YOUR MOTHER’S BOOK Everyone has a story to tell and, if you’re a woman over 50, you’ve probably got a lifetime of remarkable memories to share. Here’s your chance to get your masterpiece in print! Our guest Dahlynn McKowen, former co-publisher of several of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books, is collecting stories for Not Your Mother’s Books—a new anthology series for the new century. These books are just the type of sassy, edgy, and fun-filled platform for us boomers to share tales from our revolutionary past. So tune in, turn on (only in the best sense of the word!) and drop by for the show. This one is going to perk up your flower power and get your creative juices flowing for sure!

June 2012–JONATHAN ALPERT: BE FEARLESS! Do you let fear stop you from getting what you truly want? Have you lost opportunities because you’ve allowed your fear of failure stop you? Is your self-talk holding you back from drawing upon your real strengths? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, make sure you hear what Dr. Jonathan Alpert has to say. As a well-known psychotherapist and author of BE FEARLESS: Change Your Life in 28 Days, he’s joining us to share is tips on moving forward despite your fears. His practical, no-nonsense strategies will have you taking the necessary steps to make your own dreams come true. So, if you’re tired of putting off what you want and need because of your fears, be certain to tune in for this one—it just might put you on the road to changing your life in a mere 28 days!

June 2012–SUZANNE BRAUN LEVINE: THE PILL AND ITS AFTERMATH The impact “The Pill” made on the lives of boomer women can’t be overestimated. It played a major role in every facet of our young adult years: some of us chose to delay having children and build careers instead, others chose a more traditional role and eschewed the pill in favor of a household full of kids, while many decided against having families altogether. Whatever the decision, the pill was the magic medication that gave us choice! Our favorite observer of life after 50, Suzanne Braun Levine, joins us to share her thoughts on the pill and its aftermath. In light of the research and interviews she conducted for her latest book,How We Love Now, Suzanne will bring her insights and perspective to the choices we made back then and how they are impacting our lives today. You’ll  want to be certain to tune in for this fascinating look at family values—boomer style!

June 2012–JAMIE JENSEN:ROAD TRIP USA! Want to spend your summer vacation dollars where you’ll not only have fun, you’ll also visit some of this country’s most amazing sights and keep costs down? If that sounds like you, be sure to tune in and hear what Jamie Jensen has to say. As a great traveler himself and author of Road Trip USA,Jamie will share America’s top ten quirky attractions, this country’s best diners and drive-ins, his favorite National Parks and camping grounds, and his expert tips for creating a fun and cost effective vacation. So, if you want to start your summer off with a bang, be certain to catch this lively discussion that will make your own road trip a memorable one!

June 2012–SHEA VAUGHN If you’re looking for a meaningful change in your life that brings clarity, health, and vibrant wellbeing, you’ll want to hear what Shea Vaughn has to say. A fitness expert, professional trainer, and wellness coach (also actor Vince Vaughn’s mom), Shea has created a revolutionary lifestyle practice she calls SheaNetics. SheaNetics combines the values of both Eastern and Western wellness practices to unite the mind, body, spirit, and heart as one. Shea will also explain the 5 living principles to total wellbeing that are found in her book, Breakthrough. So if you want to live a more balanced, authentic and enriched life, you’ll want to be sure to tune in to this one!

May 2012 SENATOR ADLAI E. STEVENSON III Senator Adlai Stevenson III is returning to share stories from his insightful, wide-ranging, and wonderfully humorous work, The Black Book. This captivating read is a treasure trove of historical references, anecdotes, sayings, and laugh-out-loud quotes compiled by several generations of the senator’s remarkable family. Be certain to join us as Senator Stevenson gives us his thoughts on the current political realities of our country, how the tactics of Washington today differ from times past, and some ways we might all learn from the wisdom to be found in The Black Book. This is 15-minutes you won’t want to miss!

May 2012–TARA ALLMEN, M.D. Anyone who is experiencing menopausal symptoms knows that this particular passage can prove a frustrating and uncomfortable time in a woman’s life. Dr. Tara Allmen, National Certified Menopause Practitioner, Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist, and nationally known expert in the field, will be joining us to cut through the confusion. She’ll be giving us the clear, concise information we need to know to make important decisions regarding our health and well-being. So if you want to make your own informed choices about menopause and its symptoms, you won’t want to miss Dr. Allmen’s valuable message!

May 2012–BARBARA HANNAH GRUFFERMAN Barbara Hannah Grufferman is on a mission to keep us feeling healthy, fit, stylish, and happy as we age. You know her from her various media appearances, her column onHuffington Post at Huff/Post 50, and as the author of the definitive guide to life after 50,The Best of Everything After 50: The expert’s Guide to Style, Sex, Health, Money, and More. Barbara will be joining us to share her “50% Solution” a doable action plan that can make a huge difference in your own life. So be sure to tune in… you won’t want to miss this one!

April 2012–LES HEWITT Do you know the #1 reason that stops people from getting what they want? If not, you’ll find out here as Les Hewitt, co-author of The Power of Focus with Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, gives us the secret behind achieving whatever you want in life. He’ll present clear and actionable steps to move you forward, focus on what you do best, and let go of the rest. If you want to feel good about yourself, your future, your relationships, finances, and more, be sure to tune in for this one!

April 2012–J RANDY TARABORRELLI J. Randy Taraborrelli is one of the premier authors of our time with a whopping 10 bestsellers to his credit. He’s joining us to introduce his latest work—a guaranteed chartbuster entitledAfter Camelot: A Personal History of the Kennedy Family 1968-Present. The book shares such fascinating revelations as the special pre-nup between Ted Kennedy and Aristotle Onassis for Jackie’s hand; insider information regarding the relationship between Carolyn and John and how it mellowed just before their tragic death; the details of Ted Kennedy’s cancer diagnosis, and much, much more. Be sure to join us for this riveting interview that’s guaranteed to open a window into the family that’s inspired and intrigued the boomer generation for years.

April 2012–AUDREY PELLICANO Are you a widow or know someone who is? If so, you’ll want to be certain to tune in and hear Audrey Pellicano, well-known health counselor who specializes in assisting widows create new roles for themselves and add meaning in their life. Audrey will be giving us her take on redefining your relationships, career, health, and social life so that you can face the world again with confidence. Even if you’re not a widow, you should consider the possibility of becoming one and take steps now. You won’t want to miss her important message!

April 2012–MICHAEL SILVERSTEIN Have you ever thought about getting published? Do you want to avoid the pitfalls and mistakes made by most new authors? Would you like to learn the easiest and most effective way to get your work out there? If so, this show is for you! Michael Silverstein has been writing and editing for major publications for more than 40 years. His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal,New York TimesChristian Science Monitor, and several other high profile publications. In fact, Michael has written more than a dozen books that were published by major publishing firms. He’s also been a regular on Public Radio. Michael has just come out with his latest comic novel,Fifteen Feet Beneath Manhattan, but this time he took a different route. Michael chose to self-publish and he’ll be joining us to share his insider tips, his “dos” and “don’ts,” and more about his unique, rather quirky and very funny new book. So, if you’ve ever thought of getting your own words in print, you’ll want to be certain to catch this one!

April 2012–SENATOR ADLAI E. STEVENSON III The Stevenson family is one of only a handful of families that has played such an integral and indelible role in our country’s political history. Feisty Side of Fifty Radio is honored to welcome Senator Adlai E. Stevenson III to the program to discuss his insightful, wide-ranging, and wonderfully humorous work,The Black Book. In The Black Book, Senator Stevenson has gathered and compiled recollections and remembrances from five generations of his family—from his great, great grandfather (who was instrumental in securing the Presidency for Abraham Lincoln) down through his own career in politics. You’ll want to be sure to tune in to hear Senator Stevenson share this personal and surprisingly tongue-in-cheek tale of American political history from an insider’s point of view. His work is dedicated to drawing “lessons for the future from a rich past.” And this show promises to be an event filled with insight and humor that will be one for your own memory book!

March 2012–SUZANNE BRAUN LEVINE: WHEN FRIENDSHIPS TURN TOXIC For many of us, our female friendships form the mainstay of our lives. These wonderful women celebrate our triumphs, wipe our tears, and share our secrets. But even the closest of relationships can run into problems. Suzanne Braun Levine, author of How We Love Now, joins us to share her thoughts on tackling the thornier issues of friendships: jealousy, oversights, and holding back on the truth. Be sure to catch this important discussion of when friendships turn toxic.

March 2012–GLORIA FELDT Gloria Feldt is the best selling author of No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power. She’s also a tireless champion for women’s rights, a highly sought-after speaker, and a political activist. Gloria will be joining us to share her views on the power and privilege of being a woman over fifty today. Do not miss this very special discussion—it is guaranteed to inspire you!

March 2012–DR. DEBRA JALIMAN Dr. Debra Jaliman, M.D. is a top New York City dermatologist whose clientele includes a number of celebrities and other high profile residents of the Big Apple. Her much anticipated book, Skin Rules: Trade Secrets From a Top New York Dermatologist, has just been released to rave reviews. Dr. Jaliman is joining us to share some of these surprising facts about the best, and often inexpensive, ways to add a youthful glow to your skin. If you’re a woman over 50 who cares about her appearance (and what feisty woman doesn’t?), you’ll want to be sure to catch this information-packed interview!

March 2012–DANA WHITE AND THE RED SUITCASE At long last the face of a mature woman will grace the silver screen! Veteran actress Kathleen Chalfant is taking on the role of Ruth—a sixty year-old divorcée whose fictional life mirrors the experience of countless boomer women. Dana White, writer and producer of the film, The Red Suitcase, is joining us to share this remarkable story of a mother and daughter–the layers of their relationship and how a journey together across the U.S. brings about a number of surprising revelations. It’s a riveting tale and one that focuses on life after fifty…a long awaited reflection of the lives of mature women. So be sure to tune in and catch this enlightening look at boomers, our daughters, and the surprises inside a red suitcase!

March 2012–JEANNE SAFER, PH.D. AND CAIN’S LEGACY Have you ever had difficulties with your sibling(s)? Have you battled over your inheritance and family possessions? Do you share unresolved conflicts and wounds that go way back? If so, you’re not alone! According to Dr. Safer, about a third of sibling relationships are destructive and immersed in conflict. To help the 85 percent of Americans with brothers and/or sisters, Dr. Safer has just published her latest work, Cain’s Legacy,and she’s joining us on Feisty Side of Fifty Radio to tell us all about it. If you’ve ever done battle with a sibling, you know how difficult this can be—so be certain to tune in for Dr. Safer’s important message!

February 2012–DR. MARK HYMAN You know Dr. Hyman from his bestselling books and frequent appearances on PBS and the Dr. Oz show. This renowned physician’s message of health and wellbeing is even more important for those of us over 50. Dr. Hyman will share all about his latest work, The Blood Sugar Solution, and the science behind why blood sugar affects your chances for obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and a myriad of other health concerns. If you want to remain healthy in your later years, you’ll want to be sure to tune in for this very special broadcast!

February 2012–SUZANNE BRAUN LEVINE Whether you’re in a long-term relationship, have recently started dating, or have reconnected with an old flame, the years past 50 bring a richness and depth to romance. Suzanne Braun Levine, author of  the recently released, How We Love Now: Sex and the New Intimacy in Second Adulthood, joins us once again to share her thoughts on this important part of our lives. So, no matter what type of relationship you find yourself in, be certain to tune in for this one–there’s nothing better than finding and sharing love after 50!

February 2012–BARBARA HANNAH GRUFFERMAN You already know Barbara Hannah Grufferman as the author of the difinitive book on growing older with savvy and style, The Best of Everything After 50. But Barbara is also a prolific columnist for Huff/Post 50, a tireless champion for women’s rights, and a sought-after speaker.She will be joining us on Feisty Side of Fifty Radio to share her latest thoughts on being a woman 50+ who can and should have it all. You won’t want to miss this very special broadcast!

February 2012–DR. DEBBY HERBENICK Tune in for a fascinating interview with Dr. Debby Herbenick, best-selling author and sex researcher and educator at the Kinsey Institute. Her latest book, Great in Bed, is all about keeping those sparks flying… just the thing for those of us on the Feisty Side of Fifty!

January 2012–COACH NICOLE AND THE 28-DAY BOOT CAMP January is the month to make positive changes in your life and the #1 resolution for most of us is to lose weight and get fit. Join us as the popular trainer, Coach Nicole of SparkPeople, shares her fat-blasting workouts. Better yet, these results-producing segments are safe and effective for anyone. So make sure to catch this spirited discussion aimed at keeping you fit and feisty!

January 2012–NICHOLAS LORE AND THE PATHFINDER Are you dissatisfied with your career and hoping for a change? Do you want to find work you love? Do you need some guidance to help you move forward? If so, you won’t want to miss this show. Nicholas Lore, author of The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success is joining us to give you his “7 Tips for Finding Work You Love.” So get ready for 15 minutes that just might change your life!

January 2012–SUZANNE BRAUN LEVINE: HOW WE LOVE NOW! Suzanne Braun Levine, former managing editor of Ms. magazine and longtime activist for women’s rights, is now a prolific author and this country’s premier observer of women in Second Adulthood. Her latest book, How We Love Now is about love, sex, and intimacy at this stage in our lives.In addition to the physical, emotional, and psychological shifts we experience during “the change,” our relationships also transform. Suzanne is joining us to share her findings on the ways our personal reinvention affects those around us. So be sure to tune in… you won’t want to miss this important and enlightening message!

December 2011–NATALIE WEXLER: THE MOTHER DAUGHTER SHOW Ever experience the joys and challenges of mothering a teenage daughter? If so, you’ll want to tune into this one!Award-winning author, Natalie Wexler, has just come out with another book that’s certain to become a winner. The Mother Daughter Show is already garnering praise for its engaging storyline, vividly crafted characters, and insightful humor. Join us as I interview Natalie and find out all about the story behind the story—a topic that’s fascinating for sure!

December 2011–SUZANNE BRAUN LEVINE: THE FERTILE VOID & BEYOND Join this feisty conversation with Suzanne Braun Levine as she shares her thoughts on the fertile void, the power of “no,” and tooting your own horn. (Yes, they’re all related!) Coming off her bravura appearance at TEDx Women, Suzanne will also give us her take on speaking up and speaking out…and the exhilarating ride of pushing past your self-imposed boundaries to conquer new territory. You’ll want to be sure to catch this one!

December 2011–LESLIE CERIER TALKS GLUTEN-FREE HOLIDAYS Join guest Leslie Cerier, the “Organic Gourmet,” as she tells us all about creating nutritious, gluten-free meals for the holidays. Leslie’s book Gluten-Free Recipes For The Conscious Cook is packed with great ideas that will make your holiday entertaining healthful, delicious, and festive!

December 2011–THE HOLIDAYS: BEST TIME OF YEAR TO LOOK FOR WORK! Join me, Mary Eileen Williams, as I give you the reasons why the holidays are the absolutely BEST time of year to land a job.You know me as a radio host and a blogger at Huffington Post & Feisty Side of Fifty, but I’m also a job search specialist and author of Land the Job You Love: 10 Surefire Strategies for Jobseekers Over 50. In addition to a Master’s Degree in Career Development, I’ve enjoyed a 20+year career working with midlife jobseekers and teaching them the critical skills they need to successfully navigate the job market of today.So tune in and celebrate the season by landing the jobYOU LOVE!

November 2011–JAN REESMAN Meet producer/director/writer and actress, Jan Reesman. After beginning her career as a theater actress in New York, Jan moved to Los Angeles where she turned to producing and directing plays. Her background, which includes a stint as a Playboy Bunny, is rich with credits—she wrote and directed the award-winning short, “Escaping Jersey,” narrated by Marietta Hartley. Now she’s up to new “bunny business” showing that boomers have still got it. You won’t want to miss this one!

November 2011–BUILD YOUR BRAND WITH SUZANNE BATES Whether you’re talking about your career, a job search, or everyday life situations, building your brand is the critical tool you’ll need to distinguish yourself. Join author Suzanne Bates as she shares her brand-building techniques that guarantee you will maximize your unique value and make your presence known.

November 2011–SUSAN SIKORA: TALES OF A TALK SHOW HOST Meet Susan Sikora, Emmy award-winner and 8-time nominee who’s interviewed everyone from Caroline Kennedy, to Walter Cronkite, to Dr. Wayne Dyer, to famed lawyer, Alan Dershowitz. A boomer herself, Susan will share memorable moments from her career, how she broke through the broadcast glass ceiling when that wasn’t easy to do, and what it’s like working in a youth-oriented medium. You’ll want to be sure to catch this behind the scenes look at the life of a TV talk show host!

November 2011–NAVA ATLAS AND YOUR VEGAN HOLIDAY KITCHEN Nava Atlas is the highly creative and talented author/illustrator of several well-known vegetarian and vegan cookbooks. Her latest,Vegan Holiday Kitchen is hitting bookstores just in time for Thanksgiving. This beautifully designed cookbook is a true feast for the eyes as well as the palate. Join us as Nava shares her thoughts on serving up delicious, hearty, and festive recipes that are certain to make your holiday meals a hit!

November 2011–SUZANNE BRAUN LEVINE: THE NEW INTIMACY Our favorite observer of life after fifty, Suzanne Braun Levine, is joining us once again. This time, she’ll be sharing her thoughts on the “New Intimacy” that can take hold and revitalize our relationships in midlife. But second adulthood and changing priorities can also bring up issues around interdependence and fear. So make sure to tune in for this important discussion on how aging can affect your ties with those you hold dear.

October 2011–CHRISTINE SCHWAB TALKS FASHION, TV & ARTHRITIS Christine Schwab, the glamorous fashion expert best known for her amazing TV makeovers, shares a tightly guarded secret in her latest book, Take Me Home From the Oscars: Arthritis, Television, Fashion ad Me. She’s back with even more stories of struggle, courage, and the inside scoop from Hollywood!

October 2011–LEARN TO TAP INTO YOUR OWN PRACTICAL GENIUS Everyone is blessed with their own unique style of practical genius and Gina Rudan will be sharing ways you can unleash your full potential. Author ofPRACTICAL GENIUS: The Real Smarts You Need to Get Your Passions and Talents Working, Gina will share her inspiring and motivating message. You’ll want to be certain to catch this one!

October 2011–SKINNY BITCH TALKS HOME, BEAUTY & STYLE Kim Barnouin, aka co-author of the Skinny Bitch series on health and eating right has come out with a brand new book! Skinny Bitch: Home, Beauty & Style is packed with informationabout how we can make changes to help ouselves and the environment in our homes, wardrobes, and beauty products. You won’t want to miss hearing Kim’s no-nonsense advice!

October 2011–THE AGE OF ELEGANCE Midlife can be magical if you know how to make the most of the journey. Author, speaker, and retired educator, Chloe Jon Paul has written a guide that will teach you to live with creativity, grace, and gusto. She’ll be sharing her inspiring work,Entering the Age of Elegance, and giving you the tools you’ll need to create joy and meaning in your own journey. You’ll want to be sure to catch this one!

October 2011–TOYS “R” US EXPERT: HOLIDAY SHOPPING FOR GRANDPARENTS Join toy expert Bob Friedland as he educates grandparents and other gift givers on this year’s hottest toys for children of all ages. For helpful shopping tips to make your list all the merrier, don’t miss this one!

October 2011–MONSTROUSLY MARVELOUS MARTINIS! Does the thought of Halloween leave you hankering for a devilishly delicious martini? Would you like to heighten your spooky spirit with a creepy cocktail? Does a ghoulish goodie sound good to you? If so, be certain to tune in as the masterfully magnificent Martini Diva shares all about her latest book, Halloween Martinis and Munchies. Although she might have a few tricks up her sleeve, you’ll be in for a treat for sure!

October 2011–SUZANNE BRAUN LEVINE: LEARNING TO TOOT YOUR OWN HORN With all the advancements we’ve made since the women’s movement, why is it still so difficult for us to toot our own horn? Join Suzanne Braun Levine (founding editor of Ms. magazine and author of numerous books for women over fifty) as she shares her thoughts on claiming our power by making our achievements known. Tune in and learn to toot!

September 2011–INTIMACY AFTER CANCER If you or your loved one has had a cancer diagnosis, you know this changes your life in countless ways. One of the most delicate may be in the way you share intimate moments with your partner. Join us for an important discussion on this very topic as Patty Brisben, founder of Pure Romance, and Dr. Keri Peterson, M.D. contributor to Women’s Health magazine share their thoughts on living your best life (in and out of the bedroom) after cancer.

September 2011–ANOTHER BAD DOG BOOK! Ever feel like you’re barking up the wrong tree? If so, you’ll relate to the author ofAnother Bad Dog Book. Joni Cole is joining us to share her insights into life, love, and neurotic human behavoir–all from theperspective of a midlife woman with a wicked sense of humor. Her collection of essays will both warm your heart and make you howl at the fun and foibles inherent to growing older. So tune in–you won’t wanna miss this one!

September 2011–DR. ERICA GOODSTONE Do you want more passion and purpose in your life? If so, be sure to join relationship healing expert, Dr. Erica Goodstone, as she shares her process for reinvigorating the bonds you hold with those most dear. A Licensed Mental Health Counselor, columnist, and author of Love Me, Touch Me, Heal Me: The Path to Physical, Emotional, Sexual and Spiritual Relationship, Dr. Erica will cover a full range of healing techniques to overcome the common problems of relationships today. You’ll want to be certain to tune in for this one!

September 2011–LESLIE KAGEN Leslie Kagen, bestselling author ofWhistling in the Dark, is debuting her much-anticipated sequel, Good Graces. She joins us to share all about this intricately woven tale of the loss of childhood innocence. The story will hit home for boomers as it’s set in the fifties complete with pop music, soda fountains and the issues of the day. You’ll want to make sure to tune in for this one!

September 2011–YOUR SECOND BLOOMING! If you’re over 50, you’re well aware that the women’s movement changed everything. With increased opportunities but few role models for crafting a satisfying midlife, the author of Second Blooming shares her step-by-step process to help you rediscover your talents, strengths, and passions. Be sure to tune in and learn the ways you can create a plan for living your own best life after fifty.

August 2011–A WOMAN’S MIND HALF NAKED Do you ever feel like you need a big dose of inspiration, hilarity, love, wisdom, and gratitude all rolled into one? If so, be certain to tune and hear the author of A Woman’s Mind Half Naked share her thoughts on everything from writing to the thrill of riding her scooter–the old kind you push with your feet! Jennifer Ann Gordon is as colorful as her book–so give yourself a 15-minute playtime and great ready for fun, fun, fun!

August 2011–SUZANNE BRAUN LEVINE DISCUSSES THE MALE MYSTIQUE Our feisty friend, Suzanne Braun Levine, joins us once again to share her thoughts on issues impacting our lives. This time, she departs from her focus on women over 50 to address what’s going on with the men in our lives. She’ll share the latest research showing how men struggle with balancing work, family, aging, and relationships. You’ll want to be certain to catch this one and get some insight into the baffling and complicated lives of the opposite sex!

August 2011–CHLOE JON PAUL If you’ve ever wanted to write a novel, you’ll want to be certain to hear what Chloe Jon Paul has to say. After 35 years in the classroom, she retired to start writing in earnest. She’s now published three books and has returned to her earlier career with her latest: The Business of Children. Chloe also a long list of additional accomplishments to her name. So tune in–this woman embodies the feisty side of fifty for sure!

August 2011–WINNIE WINSTER Are you feeling lucky? Would you like to test your game-playing skills with other boomers in a fun and feisty way? Do you want to enlarge your social network from the comfort of your own home? If so, you’ll want to be sure to catch what Winnie Winster (aka Michelle Kaplan) has to say. Learn all about the explosion of gaming that’s the new way  boomer women share a social outlet rather than a competitive one. Tune in and learn how you can be a Winnie Winster, too!

August 2011–THE LATEST ON LUNG CANCER Like many boomers, I smoked for years. If you were a smoker too, you’ll want to learn the latest findings on lung cancer, risk factors, prevention, and the importance of screening. Dr. Reginald Munden, professor of diagnostic radiology, joins us to share the latest breakthroughs in early detection. Don’t miss this one–you’ll breath easier when you hear what the doctor has to say!

August 2011–WALETHIA AQUIL Want to grow your business, wow your contacts, enhance your personal and professional influence, and do it all with grace and charm? If so, you’ll want to be certain to listen to what Walethia Aquil has to say. As owner/founder of Grace and Charm, Walethia will show you the way to become a purpose-driven entrepreneur and move your business from “invisible to impeccable.” Tune in and find out!

July 2011–DIRECTOR ALISON ELLWOOD Those of us who remember the sixties have certainly heard of the Merry Pranksters. This ragtag group of free spirits, along with their fearless leader, Ken Kesey, set off from California on a mythical bus ride ending up at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York. To say the trip was “adventurous” is a massive understatement. These pranksters more than lived up to their name and may have kicked off the rowdier aspects of the psychedelic sixties. Alison Ellwood and Academy Award winner Alex Gibney have directed a film that captured it all. Magic Trip more than lives up to its name and serves up a treasure trove of visual snippets that will make you shout: “far out!”

July 2011–THE COOT AVENGERS ARE BACK! Hold onto your support hose–this is going to be a good one! The feisty and oh-so-fabulous “Granny” of the Coot Avengers is back to update us on the group’s most recent daring deeds in the fight against ageism. Just like Clark Kent, Kay Wood might appear mild-mannered but wait ’til she heads for the phone booth (if she can find one these days!) and turns into a super heroine. Granny is definitely on a roll so be certain to tune in for this one!

July 2011–MAUREEN MINNEHAN JONES If you’ve been suffering from any type of disease, you’ll want to be certain to listen to this enlightening and uplifting discussion with author/expert Maureen Minnehan Jones. Maureen, a registered nurse, guided imagery instructor, and creator of an exciting wisdom to wellness technique, will share her thoughts on the common threads of dis-ease and how you can heal yourself by tapping into the power of unconditional love. Be sure to tune in for this important and life-enhancing message!

July 2011–CYNTHIA SASS Nutritionist and best selling author, Cynthia Sass, will join us to share her tips on creating aslimmer, trimmer YOU! The woman behind The Flat Belly Diet, Your Diet is Driving Me Crazy and her latest book, Cinch has some feisty and foolproof food suggestions to keep you looking and feeling your best. (One of them is to eat chocolate on a daily basis!) So, if you’re looking for a svelte summer body, be certain to tune in for this one!

July 2011–DIANA BLACK & MARY CUNNINGHAM Dana Black & Mary Cunningham, authors of WOOF: Women Only Over Fifty are joining us for anotherhowlingly great time! These two gals have been leaving their paw prints in all sorts of places: girlfriends’ weekend, author’s panels, and grabbing the top bone as a book club selection. If you want shake a leg, raise a little fur, of just bark like you mean it, be certain to tune in for this one!

June 2011–KATHI CASEYDo you suffer from nagging back pain? Your odds of answering, “yes” to that question are huge as 8 out of 10 Americans experience back pain at some time in their lives. And, as we all know, with age, boomers are especially vulnerable. But we have our “ace in the hole” as Kathi Casey, aka the Healthy Boomer Body Expert, is coming out with a new book that promises relief. Stop Back Pain–Kiss Your Back, Neck and Sciatic Nerve Pain Goodbye! provides non invasive treatment options that work. So, if you want to kiss your own aching back pain goodbye, tune in and find out Kathi’s top techniques that will have you feeling great in no time!

June 2011–SUZANNE BRAUN LEVINE: THOUGHTS ON BODY IMAGE Have you been experiencing a certain trepidation about “letting it all hang out” in your summer wardrobe? Are you less than thrilled with your bottom in a bikini? If so, you are definitely not alone! The ever-bodacious author of books on women, aging, and the life lessons we need to learn is joining us to share her thoughts on body image. A tender topic at any age, this issue can be especially hard on us feisty folk. So, if you’re battling with your mirror and beating up on your body, tune in and hear what Suzanne has to say!

June 2011–PLANNING YOUR THIRD ACT What is your 3rd act and how can you make the most of this very special time? Authors Bev Scott and Patricia Cavanaugh are joining us to give their thoughts on planning for your next stage of life. Be certain to check this one out as they’ll be sharing the tools to ensure your 3rd Act is filled with purpose and passion!

June 2011–TIMOTHY CARROL AND LOVE ON THE FAR SIDE OF FIFTY Ever feel like heading out on a blind date? These often awkward events were difficult enough in your twenties and thirties, but now they’re akin to having teeth pulled…without the anesthetic! However author Timothy Carroll is here to revive your faith in romance with his new book, Don’t Ever Give Up on Love. So, if you’re a single boomer who’s looking to find that certain someone, you’ll want to be sure to catch this one!

June 2011 VICTORIA PYNCHON: NEGOTIATING SKILLS WOMEN NEED!Can you ask for and get what you want? Maybe not. Negotiating with firmness and finesse–and making your points under pressure–is an ability many women claim we lack. Professional mediator and expert negotiator, Victoria Pynchon, will share the tools you can use to express your needs with confidence. Be certain to catch this one–it just might change your life!

June 2011–KIM BARNOUIN Are you dreading “letting it all hang out” this summer? Is your midlife muffin-top puffing up while your hips make their presence known in even more ample ways? If you can answer “yes” to either of these questions (and, at our age, who can’t?) you’ll want to be certain to catch what Kim Barnouin has to say. The co-author of the bestselling Skinny Bitch series, Kim will share her tips on eating foods that guarantee to turn on your fat-fighting forces. Tune in and you just might be donning that super-sveldt swimsuite this summer!

June 2011–DR. JEFFREY APPLEBAUM As baby boomers concerned about our health, we need to know the facts about Alzheimer’s disease. Join me for an interview with Dr. Jeffrey Applebaum, Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California at Davis. Dr. Applebaum will share the latest findings from the 2011 Alzheimer’s Association report, available treatment options, and tips for caring for loved ones with the disease. Be sure to catch this important discussion.

June 2011–ESSENTIAL SKILLS FOR MIDLIFE JOBSEEKERS IX Join me for a weekly series on the critical skills you’ll need to know to compete successfully as a jobseekerin midlife. My special guest, Doug Hughes, will share the methods he used to land a new position after being laid offfrom a company where he’d worked for twenty years.The job market has changed substantially and you’ll be left behind if you don’t know the rules of the game today. So tune in and give yourself a boost with the latest strategies that are guaranteed to help YOU achieve success!

June 2011–PEGGY FLEMING Peggy Fleming, Olympic Gold Medal winner at the 1968 Olympics in Grenoble, France, is one of our generation’s shining stars. She’s been a featured performer, media darling, and sports commentator for years as well as a spokesperson for various health related causes. Join us as Peggy shares her tips for staying fit after fifty and tells us all about the National Senior Games taking place this summer in Houston, TX.

May 2011–ESSENTIAL SKILLS FOR MIDLIFE JOBSEEKERS VIII Join me for a weekly series on the critical skills you’ll need to know to compete successfully as a jobseeker in midlife. Today’s topic is how to use the very best method to ensure you’re on the fast track to job search success. Tune in and learn how to effective sell YOU as the desirable candidate you are The job market has changed substantially in the past several years and you’ll be left behind if you don’t know the rules of the game today. Take a 5-minute break and give yourself a boost with the latest strategies that are guaranteed to help YOU achieve success. Check me out on TV here!

May 2011–KATHI CASEY Be certain to catch Kathi Casey, aka the “Healthy Boomer Body Expert,” and hear her fabulous tips on retaining and building muscle mass as we age. We all know this is important and Kathi will give us the inside scoop on the proper way to exercise and what to eat to keep us svelte and strong in the coming years. If you care about keeping your body in great condition, you’ll want to be certain to catch this one!

May 2011–ESSENTIAL SKILS FOR MIDLIFE JOBSEEKERS VII Join me for a weekly series on the critical skills you’ll need to know to compete successfully as a jobseeker in midlife. Today’s topic is the REAL truth about ageism in the workplace. Turns out applicants 55 and over are landing the most jobs, by far! So tune in and learn the very best tools to effectively selling YOU as the desirable candidate you are! Check me out on TV here!

May 2011–MARGERY STEIN Tired of putting valuable time and money into working out at a gym and only seeing limited results? Margery is here to tell us how we can get in shape with some hand weights, a mat, and a good exercise DVD. A columnist at NYCitywoman.com, Margery will share what she learned by researching her latest article, “Home Ex: Working Out With the Pros.” If you’re into fitness, you’ll want to be certain to catch this one!

May 2011–RAE MEADOWS Author Rae Meadows is joining us to share the story of her spellbinding new novel, Mothers and Daughters. The book tells of three generations of women–bound together through the multi-layered, complex relationship that only takes place between mothers and their daughters. You won’t want to miss this fascinating take on the emotionally rich topic each of us can relate to.

May 2011–A CONVERSATION WITH SUZANNE BRAUN LEVINEBest-selling author and founding editor of Ms. Magazine, Suzanne Braun Levine, is joining us for another lively discussion on the rich and multi-layered aspects of life after fifty. This time, Suzanne and I will share our thoughts on reinventing the long-term relationship. From power shifts to fluctuating libidos, midlife means change. So, if you’ve been in a decades long marriage or other significant coupling, you’ll want to be certain to catch this one!

May 2011–BARBARA ROSE BROOKER Interview with Barbara Rose Brooker, founder of the Age March, bestselling author, and frequent guest on radio and TV. Barbara will be sharing her news about the upcoming Age March on May 21st in Los Angeles and why we should go after our dreams at any age. As she puts it, “Age has no boundaries and to hide your age is to hide yourself.” Barbara is a lively guest with a spirited point of view–so do yourself a big favor and be certain to catch this one!

May 2011–ESSENTIAL SKILLS FOR MIDLIFE JOBSEEKERS PART VI Join me for a weekly series on the critical skills you’ll need to know to compete successfully as a jobseeker in midlife. Today’s topic is all about creating your winning examples—the cornerstone to effectively selling YOU as the desirable candidate you are!

May 2011–CHRISTINE SCHWAB As one of the foremost fashion and beauty reporters on TV, Christine Schwab lived a glamorous life. She attended the hottest awards ceremonies, met U.S. presidents, and was featured in popular women’s magazines and on such major programs as The Today Show, Oprah, andEntertainment Tonight. But Christine was hiding a secret–one she reveals in her new book, Take Me Home From the Oscars: Arthritis, Television, Fashion, and Me. Be sure to join us for an unforgettable interview about this inspiring, Hollywood tell-all book.

May 2011–LOUISE KNIGHT Even though I like to say boomers are “reinventing the spirit and style of aging,” some of our notable foremothers felt the same way we do now. One remarkable woman, Jane Addams, wrote an essay on aging entitled “Need a Woman Over Fifty Feel Old?” Published in October of 1914, Ms. Addams used the piece to express the same sentiments felt by many of us today. Ms. Addams was a revolutionary trendsetter and age did not slow her down in the slightest. So tune in, learn all about her and her fascinating life from Louise Knight, author of Jane Addams: Spirit in Action. This remarkable woman truly did celebrate the feisty side of fifty!

May 2011–ESSENTIAL SKILLS FOR MIDLIFE JOBSEEKERS PART V Join me for a weekly series on the critical skills you’ll need to know to compete successfully as a jobseeker in midlife. Today’s topic is all about creating your winning examples—the cornerstone to effectively selling YOU as the desirable candidate you are!

May 2011–MARC FREEDMAN Midlife means change and Marc Freedman, author, boomer expert, and CEO of Civic Ventures, knows all about it. His latest book, The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife, is a call to redraw the map of life and what we typically know as retirement. Marc challenges us to move into our 60s with a sense of purpose, contribution, and commitment. Learn how you can renew your own passion for work as you help solve our nation’s most pressing social problems!

May 2011–YOUR WRITE TO HEAL If you’re over 50, you’ve confronted many of life’s hardships. Lynda Aron, author and educator, is joining us to share the power of words–your words–to heal, inspire, and comfort you through difficult times. Writing your thoughts connects your conscious and unconscious minds. This simple act helps to bring up suppressed fears and facilitate healing. Be sure to listen to this powerful lesson and learn to use your own creative energy to dissolve emotional stress and release fear.

May 2011–ESSENTIAL SKILLS FOR MIDLIFE JOBSEEKERS PART IV Join me for a weekly series on the critical skills you’ll need to know to compete successfully as a jobseeker in midlife. Today’s topic is all about marketing yourself with your greatest sales tool: your skills! The job market have changed substantially in the past several years and you’ll be left behind if you don’t know the rules of the game today. Take a 5-minute break and give yourself a boost with the latest strategies that are guaranteed to help YOU achieve success.

April 2011–ESSENTIAL SKILLS FOR MIDLIFE JOBSEEKERS PART III Join me for a weekly series on the critical skills you’ll need to know to compete successfully as a jobseeker in midlife. Today’s topic provides the blueprint for your search and whether or not you will land you’ll love (or even like)! The job market have changed substantially in the past several years and you’ll be left behind if you don’t know the rules of the game today. Take a 5-minute break and give yourself a boost with the latest strategies that are guaranteed to help YOU achieve success.

April 2011–TINA SLOAN You’ll remember Tina Sloan from “Guiding Light,” “Search From Tomorrow,” and “Another World.” The actress and author will be joining us to tell us all about her changing roles–on screen and off. Her new book “Changing Shoes: Getting Older-Not Old–With Style, Humor, and Grace” has just been released and Tina will share her insightful and humorous look at the aging process with us. Make certain to tune in for this one–it promises to be a fun and lively discussion of growing older like a soap star!

April 2011–SUZANNE BRAUN LEVINE Best-selling author and founding editor of Ms. Magazine, Suzanne Braun Levine, will be joining us for another lively discussion. This time, Suzanne and I will share our thoughts on taking risks, stretching boundaries, and making positive change. Now is the perfect time to spring forward in your own life–so be sure to join us and get ready to tear down the self-imposed boundaries that have been stopping you

April 2011–DR. MICHAEL FINKELSTEIN Tax season is over but the difficult preparation process is likely causing you to experience lingering stress in both your body and your mind. Dr. Michael Finkelstein, board certified internist and certified holistic physician, is joining us to share his tips on living healthfully and well even during stressful times. You won’t want to miss this one!

April 2011–ESSENTIAL SKILLS FOR MIDLIFE JOBSEEKERS PART II Join me for a weekly series on the critical skills you’ll need to know to compete successfully as  jobseeker in midlife. Today’s topic is vitally important: overcoming challenges and keeping yourself motivated even during the tough times. The job market have changed substantially in the past several years and you’ll be left behind if you don’t know the rules of the game today. Take a 5-minute break and give yourself a boost with the latest strategies that are guaranteed to help YOU achieve success.

April 2011–CHRISTINA HAAG Many of us look back fondly on our first romantic experiences, but Christina Haag’s memories are especially poignant. After all, her first love was none other than John F. Kennedy Jr. and their friendship lasted for more than fifteen years. Be sure to join us for this insider look at the Kennedy family and hear all about Christina’s new book, Come to the Edge. It’s a touching tribute–rich with insight and tenderness for this remarkable man we lost all too soon.

April 2011–Essential Skills for Midlife Jobseekers #1 Join me for a weekly series on the critical skills you’ll need to know to compete successfully as a jobseeker in midlife. The job market have changed substantially in the past several years and you’ll be left behind if you don’t know the rules of the game today. Take a 5-minute break and give yourself a boost with the latest strategies that are guaranteed to helpYOU achieve success!

April 2011–DEBBIE MACOMBER The #1 New York Times bestselling author, Debbie Macomber visits Feisty Side of Fifty to share her latest work: ONE SIMPLE ACT: Discovering the Power of Generosity. Although Debbie has 130 million books in print, she’s switching gears and moving from romance to nonfiction in this inspiring account of how meaningful one simple act can be. You won’t want to miss this lively and uplifting discussion with one of the nation’s premier authors!

April 2011–SUSAN POLIS SCHUTZ Are you enjoying the many great things about being over 50? If so, you’ll want to make certain to catch this lively interview with best-selling author and documentary filmmaker, Susan Polis Schutz. Susan will be sharing all about her latest film: OVER 90 AND LOVING IT which is airing nationwide on PBS. You’ll learn the secrets of living a fuller, richer life from the feisty 90+ stars of this remarkable film. So be certain to tune in for this one–the best truly is yet to come!

March 2011–LINDA FRANCIS LEE Hear bestselling author, Linda Francis Lee, share all about her latest novel, EMILY AND EINSTEIN. The book explores the uplifting topic of second chances and how reinvention and redemption bring depth and meaning to our lives. You won’t want to miss this one!

March 2011–NAVA ATLAS Looking for stories about remarkable women and how they overcame struggles with self-confidence, criticism, the double-standard, and the road to success? If so, have I got a book for you! Nava Atlas, author and artist, has hit another home run with her latest book, “The Literary Ladies.” Whether or not you’re a budding author yourself, you’ll connect with the self-doubts and issues these amazing women faced. And, being the generation who mounted the Women’s Movement, you’ll also connect with their courage and strength. Join us for a fascinating and uplifting journey into the world of literary ladies of the past. If you’ve experienced your own struggles (and who hasn’t), you won’t want to miss this special broadcast!

March 2011–KIM JOHNSON GROSSThe feisty and fun author of “WHAT TO WEAR FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE: Ageless Secrets of Style” is joining us once again. This time Kim Johnson Gross will share her considerable knowledge and expertise to give us the insider’s scoop on the latest trends for Spring. You’ll learn the all-important tips on how you can look stylish and age appropriate for this most colorful of seasons. Kim always brings her special sparkle so be sure to tune in for this one!

March 2011–BARBARA HANNAH GRUFFERMAN Barbara Hannah Grufferman, author of “The Best of Everything After 50: The Experts’ Guide to Style, Sex, Health, Money and More” is on a mission. She’s spreading the word that, yes, we boomers can still have it all. As a weekly blogger for the Huffington Post, Barbara motivates and inspires us to reach for our dreams. But what if you’re past 50 and feeling invisible? If so, this is just the show for YOU–Barbara will share her take on “the invisibility factor” and what you can do about it. Don’t miss this one!

March 2011–RHONDA ANDERSON Boomer women have lived rich, full lives and want to share our treasured memories with those we love. Rhoda Anderson came up with the perfect way to preserve these special times in our lives and started a thriving business that does just that. “Creative Memories” is now a worldwide organization who’s mission is to help people “remember, celebrate, and connect.” Rhonda will share her story of starting with an innovative idea and following her inspiration to achieve her dreams. She’s also big on encouraging other women to honor their unique vision. So, if you have a dream of your own, make certain you listen to this one!

March 2011–GLORIA FELDT & TERRY NAGEL In celebration of Women’s History month, let’s pool our power and create some new and revolutionary history! There’s no better way to have our voices heard than by joining forces, entering the political arena, and driving through real and meaningful change. Gloria Feldt, nationally known activist and author of “No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power” and Terry Nagel, candidate for county supervisor will share their perspectives on politics, equalizing gender power, and the courage to speak up for your beliefs. Be certain to catch this important and inspiring discussion. After all, gender equality and a parity of power is likely the greatest cause of our generation.

March 2011–SUZANNE BRAUN LEVINE International Women’s History Day is March 8th. Here to celebrate this special event is the champion for women’s rights and founding editor of Ms. magazine, Suzanne Braun Levine. A frequent guest, Suzanne always shares her insights into ways we can live our best lives. This show, she’ll present her thoughts on how we can make our voices heard on a larger scale and continue our generation’s mission to promote a parity of rights for all the world’s citizens. You won’t want to miss this very special broadcast!

March 2011–BRENDA CHAPMANPhony food never looked so tasty! Even Rachel Ray agrees and that’s how Brenda Chapman made it onto her show. Brenda started “Just Dough It” out of her garage fashioning delicious looking (although fake) pies and selling them at local crafts fairs. Her bogus delicacies soon took off and Brenda’s wares are now in great demand by advertisers, TV shows, and the like. She’ll be sharing her entrepreneurial story as well as tips on how YOU can start your own successful business. If you’re thinking of going after your dreams, don’t miss this one!

March 2011–KATHI CASEYJoin Kathi Casey, aka the “Healthy Boomer Body Expert” who’ll be sharing vital information on how you can get relief from your aching back. 70 – 85% of Americans suffer from back pain and the majority of these numbers refer to us boomers. So why suffer when you can get real relief? Tune in and find out you can start to live a life free from back pain. If you’ve ever endured this debilitating condition, you’re not going to want to miss this one!

February 2011–NANCY KENNEDYYou may not recognize her name, but you’ll certainly know her clients: Jennifer Lopez & Julia Roberts are just a couple on her list. Nancy Kennedy is one of Hollywood’s premier health and diet experts and she’ll be giving us her tips on incorporating exciting flavors into delicious, easy to prepare, and healthy meals. Her new book: “THE HOLLYWOOD WRAP: 100 Quick and Easy Meals to Fuel Your Workout and Help You Lose Weight” is available just in time for the Academy Awards. You won’t want to miss a single word this sought-after expert has to share!

February 2011–DEBORAH HARKINGS & BETSY WERLEYLooking for an organization made for women “50 and forward” and focused at keeping us learning, engaged, informed, and inspired? Well, look no further! Debrorah Harkins, columnist and contributor to the exciting, new online magazine, NYCitywoman, and Betsy Werley, Executive Director of The Transition Network are here to tell us all about it. You won’t want to miss this one!

February 2011–ALLEN KLEIN Author Allen Klein knows the value of a good laugh. The humor he shared with his wife was the one bright spot that got him through the darkest period of his life: her death at 34 from a rare liver disease. Wanting to help others through their own journey of loss and grief, Allen wrote “Learning to Laugh When You Feel Like Crying: Embracing Life After Loss.” He’ll be telling us how humor is a powerful coping skill and how you can use it to transform your own life for the better.

February 2011–GRACE BECKER Have you ever wanted to start your own home business and, better yet, have it be successful? If so, this the show for you! Grace Becker, founder of Becker’s Dozen, is a mom, volunteer, and an entrepreneur with a heart. She’ll tell you how she created her premier catering service–delivering the highest quality backed goods–and she’ll show you how you can get started yourself through her new program “Dough Rising Mom.” If you’ve ever wanted to work from home, make a profit, and help others, be certain to catch this one!

February 2011–BARBARA LOVENHEIMIf you’re looking for an online magazine for smart, stylish women on the “right side of forty” who are eager to embrace the challenges and opportunities of this age, be sure to catch this interview. Barbara Lovenheim, has a long and illustrious history in journalism and publishing. Now, she’s turning her considerable talents to her latest job as Founding Editor of NYCityWoman. Not restricted to the ladies of the Big Apple, this new magazine is a fabulous resource for boomers throughout the land. It addresses career, healthcare, lifestyle choices and more: all the issues we deal with on the feisty side of fifty. So be sure to tune in and hear Barbara tell us all about it!

February 2011–VIVAN DILLER, PH.DEver looked in the mirror and pondered your wrinkles, sagging jawline, or droopy eyelids? If so, you’re not alone! Women over 50 are definitely feisty but we still have to contend with our changing faces and bodies. Here to unravel the often complicated, multi-faceted feelings we have about aging is former model and dancer turned Ph.D Psychologist and author of FACE IT, Vivian Diller. If you’re a woman in midlife, you’ll want to be certain to catch this fascinating and uplifting look at aging.

February 2011–DR. DIANA KIRSCHNER Want to ignite those love fires and put the romance back into your relationship in time for Valentine’s Day? Join Love Expert, Media Psychologist, and Best-selling Author, Dr. Diana Kirschner and learn how you can heat things up the bedroom. Dr. Kirschner will be sharing the latest research on sexual health and what it means for you. Don’t miss your chance to recharge your passion and point Cupid’s arrow right at your lover’s heart!

February 2011–COOT AVENGER “GRANNY” Do you get tired of our youth-worshiping culture and wish you could set those young whippersnappers straight? Well, much the same way Superman swooped down from the sky to take on the bad guys, the Coot Avengers are on a mission to reverse those nasty stereotypes about us folks over fifty. Using humor as their weapon of choice, they’re putting pen to paper and creating wryly humorous cartoons with a punch. So get ready for one feisty interview–you won’t want to miss this one!

February 2011–SUE ELLEN COOPER, RED HAT SOCIETY’S EXULTED QUEEN MOTHER Every woman over 50 longs to don a bright red hat, a purple dress, and hoot and holler with her friends. This mixture of fashion and fun is all thanks Sue Ellen Cooper, the Exalted Queen Mother of the special club that truly celebrates the years past fifty. Sue Ellen and Red Hat Society CEO, Debra Granich, are joining us to share some very special news. So grab your feather boa and get ready for a broadcast that will leave you glad you’re a woman of a certain age. Our hats are off to the Red Hat Society and making the feisty side of fifty so much fun!

February 2011–RENEE FISHER Interview with Renee Fisher one of the authors of “Invisible No More: The Secret Lives of Women Over 50″ and “Saving the Best For Last: Creating Our LIves After 50.” Renee will be sharing ways we can use her books to connect with other women at a deep level. Female friendships are critically important to our health and wellbeing at midlife so be sure to tune in for this informative and inspiring interview!

February 2011–6 KEYS TO A WINNING INTERVIEW Tired of being overlooked just because you’re past 50? Feeling frustrated by the lack of opportunities you’re finding? Don’t want to be labeled as “over the hill” when you’re in your prime? If you find yourself saying “yes” to these questions, this show is for YOU! Tune in and find out how you can make yourself more attractive as a seasoned candidate and ace the job interview–even if you haven’t interviewed in years. If you or boomer friend are looking for work, you won’t want to miss this one!

February 2011–SUZANNE BRAUN LEVINE The former editor of Ms. magazine and author of numerous bestselling books for women in midlife is joining us once again to share her insights into aging and how we boomers are doing it with style. Suzanne Braun Levine will be giving Feisty Side of Fifty listeners another special preview of her upcoming book on finding love, sex, and intimacy in second adulthood. This one is sure to be both lively and informative, so don’t miss it!

February 2011–SIGRID OLSEN Wearing an outfit designed by Sigrid Olsen is like walking through a meadow in spring. The colorful, animated pring enlivens your senses and puts a bounce in your step. Now that she’s no longer in the apparel business, Sigrid (a boomer over fifty) has transformed her life and is using her boundless creativity to design ceramics, stationary, prints, and other artwork. She’s even leading what she calls “Inspiration Retreats” where she guides participants to unleash their own creative juices. Be certain to tune in and find out the latest about this remarkable artist of our generation. It promises to be a lively discussion you won’t want to miss!

January 2011–BOOMER AND AGEISM: PART II Tired of being overlooked just because you’re past 50? Feeling frustrated by the lack of opportunities you’re finding? Don’t want to be labeled as “over the hill” when you’re in your prime? If you find yourself saying “yes” to these questions, this show is for YOU! Tune in and find out the real truth behind ageism, what you can do about it, and all the strengths you bring as a seasoned applicant. As a baby boomer, you’re a member of the mightiest generation of them all. it’s time to take back your power!

January 2011–JOHN R. SHARP, M.D. Dr. Sharp, author of “The Emotional Calendar,” will join us to explain how understanding seasonal influences and personal milestones can help us to become happier and more in control of lives. This promises to be fascinating interview so be certain to catch this one!

January 2011–BOOMERS AND AGEISM: THE REAL TRUTHTired of being overlooked just because you’re past 50?Feeling frustrated by the lack of opportunities you’re finding? Don’t want to be labeled as “over the hill” when you’re in your prime? If you find yourself saying “yes” to these questions, this show is for YOU! Tune in and find out the real truth behind ageism and what you can do about it. As a baby boomer, you’re a member of the mightiest generation of them all. it’s time to take back your power!

January 2011–BEVERLY MAHONE Beverly Mahone, author of “Don’t Ask and I Won’t Have to Lie: 50 is the New 30 and Other Tall Tales” is here to spill the truth about lying. Have you ever fibbed about your age or weight, or do you find yourself sparing your friends’ feelings with little white lies? If so, you gotta tune in for this lively discussion on why we tell our own tall tales–it’s a whopper of a show for sure!

January 2011–PAMELA MADSEN Pamela Madsen, author of “SHAMELESS: How I Ditched the Diet, Got Naked, Found True Pleasure…and Somehow Got Home in Time to Cook Dinner” shares her wit and wisdom about the world of sex and sacred sensuality. A guest on Oprah, 60 Minutes, and other national shows, this lady is one hot mama. Find out what all the fuss is about and be sure to catch this one!

January 2011–SUSAN HALL Interview with author and artist, Susan Hall.Susan is a highly regarded painter who has received two National Endowment for the Arts awards. Her work has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Art (both solo exhibitions), the national Museum of Women in the Arts and many other venues. Susan will be telling us about her latest work, a beautifully written and illustrated book, RIVER FLOWING HOME, about her personal journey back to herself and her “bedrock.” You won’t want to miss this insightful and inspiring interview.

January 2011–SUZANNE BRAUN LEVINE The former editor of Ms. magazine and author of numerous bestselling books for women in midlife is joining us once again. Suzanne Braun Levine will be giving Feisty Side of Fifty listeners a special preview of her upcoming book on finding love, sex, and intimacy in second adulthood. You’ll want to be certain to catch this one–it’s guaranteed to be both informative and lively!

January 2011–REVEREND SUSAN THISTLETHWAITE How does the growing digital revolution impact our thoughts on culture, politics, and religion? Join my guest, Rev. Susan Thistlethwaite, author of DREAMING OF EDEN: AMERICAN RELIGION AND POLITICS IN A WIRED WORLD, for a lively and thought-provoking discussion on how access to rapid-fire information affects our decisions on the complex matters we face today.

January 2011–STEVE BOETTCHER, Producer/Director of the PBS series “Pioneers of Television As the first TV generation, we boomers hold great fondness for our favorite series from the 50s and 60s. PBS is once again feeding our need for nostalgia with the second go-round of Pioneers of Television. Be sure to join us for stories about James Garner, William Shatner, Stefanie Powers and many other favorite stars. This one will be a true blast from the past!

January 2011–BETSY WERLEY Interview with Betsy Werley, Executive Director of The Transition Network. Betsy is making her fourth appearance on Feisty Side of Fifty Radio and will continue her thoughts on transitioning from the corporate world to a career in the nonprofit sector. Betsy is a wealth of critical, up-to-date information that will make all the difference in your job search. Do not miss this one!

January 2011–JEFF MCCUNE Interview with Jeff McCune, author of MUTUAL DESTRUCTION, the insider story of the largest bank failure in American history. This promises to be a fascinating discussion about what led to the collapse of Washington Mutual Bank and the eventual crisis facing the entire industry. You’ll want to be certain to tune in!

December 2010–JAKI SCARCELLO “Fifty & Fabulous” author Jaki Scarcello shares her thoughts on reaping the fruits of a life well lived, recognizing and receiving the real gifts that fifty-plus brings, and knowing that being over fifty means more not less. As Jaki puts it: “our attitudes toward aging can bring about a ‘virtuous cycle’ of rejuvenation.” Be sure to tune in to celebrate your own blossoming elegance and the ripeness of your potential on the fabulous side of fifty!

December 2010–BARBARA HANNAH GRUFFERMAN Author of “The Best of Everything After 50,” Barbara Hannah Gruffferman will be sharing her thoughts on celebrating the holidays in ways that work for women in midlife. She tells us how to manage stress, eat healthfully, and look and feel our best. So be certain to tune in for this one!

December 2010–KIM JOHNSON GROSS Interview with Kim Johnson Gross, author of “What to Wear for the Rest of Your Life.” Kim shares her ageless secrets of style to help us look fabulous and festive this holiday season. Don’t miss this great advice from a former model, fashion editor, and multi-bestselling author!

December 2010–RENEE FISHER Interview with Renee Fisher one of the authors of “Invisible No More: The Secret Lives of Women Over 50.” She and fellow authors bring their next book “Saving the Best For Last: Creating Our LIves After 50″ to an even higher level with more personal stories and the addition of inspiring, interactive exercises. This promises to be a lively discussion, so be certain to tune in for Renee’s thoughts on turning the big Five-Oh and beyond.

December 2010–BETSY WERLEY Interview with Betsy Werley, Executive Director of The Transition Network. Betsy is making her third appearance on Feisty Side of Fifty Radio. She’ll continue sharing her thoughts and personal and professional experience on transitioning from the corporate world to a career in the nonprofit sector. As women in midlife generally seek more meaning and fulfillment in their careers, you won’t want miss this important information.

December 2010–CARA LOPEZ LEE Join us for an interview with travel expert Cara Lopez Lee as she shares her expert tips for planning the best vacation of your life. She’s the author of “They Only Eat Their Husbands: A Memoir of Alaskan Love, World Travel, and the Power of Running Away.” So plan your next adventure and catch this lively discussion about the joy of new experiences and empowerment of travel.

December 2010–LESLIE CERIER Interview with Leslie Cerier, AKA “The Organic Gourmet.” Leslie makes her third appearance on Feisty Side of Fifty Radio and shares her ideas for creating delicious and healthy meals to celebrate the holidays. You’ll want to catch this show for sure!

December 2010–DAHLYNN MCKOWN Dahlynn joins us for a second time to share the latest on discovering that perfect glass of wine. She and husband, Ken, both award-winning travel writers, have just released the latest in wine-tasting: “Wine-Wherever” apps. Learn her recommendations for winery hotspots and find out why your iPhone can be a wine-taster’s best friend!

November 2010–GLORIA FELDT & SUZANNE BRAUN LEVINE Be sure to join us for this very special 30-minute interview with two of the most well known and highly regarded leaders of the Women’s Movement. Gloria Feldt, author of “No Excuses,” and Suzanne Braun Levine, author of “50 is the New Fifty,” will be sharing their thoughts on “Women, Power and the New Fifty.” If you want to be inspired to achieve your own success at midlife, do not miss this one!

November 2010–CLINTON KELLY The co-host of the TLC makeover series “What Not to Wear” returns to Feisty Side of Fifty Radio. This time, Clinton offers fashion and entertainment tips for the holiday season. You know how much fun this guy can be. He makes all things merry and chic!

November 2010–SUZANNE BRAUN LEVINE Interview with Suzanne Braun Levine. Suzanne shares her thoughts about movements, driving major social change, and her article: “The Truth Will Set You Free… But First it Will Piss You Off.” This promises to be a lively discussion for sure–so be sure to tune in!

November 2010–BARBARA ROSE BROOKER Interview with Barbara Rose Brooker, author of the bestseller, “The Viagra Diaries,” founder of the Age March, and frequent guest on radio and TV. Barbara shares her thoughts on just going for it at any age and, true to her words, she’s thriving in her seventies. As she puts it, “Age has no boundaries and to hide your age is to hide yourself.” Right on, Barbara!

November 2010–CHRIS MOON-WILLEMS Interview with Chris Moon-Willems, life coach specializing in the issues and concerns of women in midlife. She’ll be telling us all about her upcoming teleseminar, Talking Prime Time Women, beginning on Nov. 8th. Chris has gathered an impressive international panel of highly regarded experts in their fields who will share their ideas for living fully after fifty. So be sure to tune in and find out how you can take advantage of this fantastic and FREE opportunity!

October 2010–JOHN ERICKSON John Erickson, founder of Retirement Living TV, is joining us to make certain that the voices of those of us 55 and over are heard. His network is featuring Prime Votes, with nightly updates by Sam Donaldson and John Palmer to help inform us of the important issues surrounding the midterm election. Be sure and catch this lively and informative discussion!

October 2010–BETSY WERLEY Interview with Betsy Werley, Executive Director of The Transition Network. Betsy is making her second appearance on Feisty Side of Fifty Radio. This time she shares her personal and professional experience and her thoughts on transitioning to a career in nonprofit work. Women in midlife, especially, are finding new meaning and rewarding challenges in the not-for-profit sector so you’ll want to be sure and catch this one. Who knows, you just might find your life’s purpose on the feisty side of fifty!

October 2010 BO CALDWELL Interview with bestselling author, Bo Caldwell. Bo talks about her latest novel, CITY OF TRANQUIL LIGHT, that focuses on the lives of her amazing grandparents and their experience as Mennonite missionaries in China. Don’t miss this riveting account of love, personal loss, and the power of faith.

October 2010–DR. MICHAL REGEV Interview with Dr. Michal Regev, psychologist and Marriage and Family Counselor. Dr. Regev is a specialist on women over 50 and discusses the shift we experience at this transformative time in our lives. Be sure and tune in to hear her discuss the latest information from her article: “What Women Want at 50.”

October 2010–GLORIA FELDT Interview with activist for women’s rights and former CEO of Planned Parenthood, Gloria Feldt. Gloria shares her thoughts behind her latest book, “NO EXCUSES: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power.” Don’t miss thisfascinating look at equalizing gender power in politics, work, and love!

October 2010–INTRODUCTION TO ENCORE CAREERS Interview with special guests Marci Alboher and Suzanne Braun Levine. As authors and activists for social change, Marci and Suzanne tell us all about the upcoming New York Times online course: Introduction to Encore Careers. If you or a boomer friend are looking to combine purpose, passion and a paycheck, you won’t want to miss this one!

October 2010–NANCY FERRARI Interview with Nancy Ferrari, health and wellness expert and host of her own blog talk radio show: “Feel Free in the O.C. with Nancy T.” Nancy will be sharing her tips for living with passion and purpose in midlife. Be certain to catch this face paced and FUN interview!

September 2010–CINDY SAMPLE Interview with Cindy Sample, boomer in transition, who left the corporate world to write about her favorite topic: murder! She’ll be telling us all about her debut mystery, DYING FOR A DATE, and share how she’s actualizing her third-grade fantasy of becoming the next Nancy Drew. You won’t want to miss this lively and fun discussion with one of our own!

September 2010–SUZANNE BRAUN LEVINE Interview with Suzanne Braun Levine, founding editor of Ms. magazine and author of several books on woman and aging. Suzanne will be discussing how happiness affects successful aging and ways that friendships play a big role in wellbeing. Be sure and tune in to this lively discussion with our most bodacious guest!

September 2010–DR. SRINIVASAN PILLAY Interview with Srinivasan Pillay, M.D. and author of LIFE UNLOCKED: 7 Revolutionary Lessons to Overcome Fear. Dr. Pillay is both a brain imaging researcher and a master coach. He’ll be giving us an overview of how our brains work (in plain English!) and how we can free ourselves from the fears that hold us back from achieving what we truly want. This is a not-to-be-missed interview that will leave you with lots of food for thought!

September 2010–KIM JOHNSON GROSSInterview with Kim Johnson Gross, author of “What to Wear for the Rest of Your Life.” Kim will once again share her ageless secrets of style with a special eye to fall fashion for those of us over fifty. You won’t want to miss this very special 30-minute interview with a former model, fashion editor, and multi-bestselling author!

August 2010–DIANA RAAB Interview with Diana Raab, author of Healing With Words: A Writer’s Cancer Journey. Diana, who is a nurse, author, and mother of three, shares her beautifully written and inspiring story of how penning her thoughts helped her cope with the life-altering diagnosis of cancer. She shares her reflections on the experience through journal entries, poetry, and writing prompts for her readers to express their own journey. Don’t miss this thoughtful and uplifting interview on the power of the written word!

August 2010–SUZANNE BRAUN LEVINE INTERVIEWS MARY EILEEN WILLIAMS Suzanne Braun Levine will interview me about the new and improved version of my book for jobseekers in midlife. LAND THE JOB YOU LOVE is nowpacked with lots of additional tips and insider techniques to help older applicants set themselves apart fromthe competition and distinguish themselves as THE candidate of choice. If you or a boomer friend are looking for work, you’ll want to be sure and catch this one!

August 2010–DR. ALIREZ ATRI Interview with Dr. Alireza Atri of the Massachusetts General Hospital Dept. of Neurology. He’ll be reporting on the latest findings about Alzheimer’s disease including new research and potential treatment options.

August 2010–BETSY WERLEY Interview with Betsy Werley, Executive Director of The Transition Network. Betsy will share the mission and values of this inspiring and powerful collective of women over 50. The group is open to any of us over 50 and supports members through the various life issues we face as we age. The Transition Network offers new perspectives and opportunities as well as the strength of the collective voices of engaged and energetic women. Be sure to catch this one and find out all about this amazing organization!

August 2010–KAREN MC QUESTION Interview with Karen Mc Question, author of A SCATTERED LIFE, the first self-published Kindle book to be optioned for film. Karen will share her remarkable story of one woman’s experience with family, friendship, a meddling mother-in-law and more. This is a must read book that many of us will relate to, so be sure and catch the show and hear all about it from the author herself!

August 2010–SALLY FRANZ Sally Franz, author of “Scrambled Leggs: A Snarky Tale of Hospital Hooey,” will be joining us once again. This time Sally will be discussing the importance of patient advocacy and how best to support someone who is seriously ill. Don’t miss this important discussion of how to be there for your loved ones.

July 2010–NANCY FERRARI Interview with Nancy Ferrari, health and wellness expert who also hosts her own show, “Feel Free in the O.C.,” on Blog Talk Radio. Nancy will share her thoughts on the importance of proper hydration to promote health and wellbeing as we age. She’s a high energy grandmother who’s thriving over fifty so you won’t want to miss her advice on living an abundant, healthy lifestyle!

July 2010–LAURIE FABIANO Interview with Laurie Fabiano, author of “Elizabeth Street.” This debut novel is a true labor of love as it tells the fascinating story of the Italian immigrant experience– much of it drawn from the author’s own family. Fabiano spent ten years researching her family’s history and weaving their struggles into the larger historical implications of the times. She’ll be sharing her fascinating findings with us.

July 2010–STANESS JONEKOS & DR. WENDY KLEIN Interview with Staness Jonekos and Dr. Wendy Klein, authors of the wildly successful, THE MENOPAUSE MAKEOVER: The Ultimate Guide to Taking Control of Your Health and Beauty During Menopause. Staness and Dr. Klein will provide new and fascinating research on hormones, lifestyle, and nutritional issues you need to know. Be sure and catch this informative and important broadcast!

July 2010–FRANKIE PICASSO Interview with Frankie Picasso, the Unstoppable Coach, known as a world-class actionary. Join us for a high-powered 30 minutes where Frankie will share her thoughts on igniting your own purpose, passion, and self-esteem. She is THE coach to help you create your vision and take the actionable steps you’ll need to make your dreams come true. If you want to make changes and move forward with your life, be sure and catch this one!

July 2010–SUZANNE BRAUN LEVINE Interview with Suzanne Braun Levine, founding editor of Ms. magazine and author of several books on woman and aging. Suzanne joins us for an exciting 10-part series about her latest book, “Fifty is the New Fifty: Ten Life Lessons for Women in Second Adulthood.” In this final installment, Suzanne tells us why “Fifty is the New Fifty” and how midlife women of today are “recalibrating our place in the world.” It’s an exciting time to be growing older as we boomers are revolutionizing the spirit and style of aging. Be certain to catch all 10 of these amazing insights and life lessons. You’ll come away with a renewed sense of self-determination, purpose, and energy as you learn how fifty truly is the NEW fifty!

July 2010–SUZANNE BRAUN LEVINE Interview with Suzanne Braun Levine, founding editor of Ms. magazineand author of several books on woman and aging. Suzanne joins us for an exciting 10-part series about her latest book, “Fifty is the New Fifty: Ten Life Lessons for Women in Second Adulthood.” This life lesson, “Both is the New Either/Or” is all about expanding our horizons, coming to our unique authenticity, and embracing our age in all its many facets. An inspiring and uplifting lesson, for sure!

July 2010–SUZANNE BRAUN LEVINE Interview with Suzanne Braun Levine, founding editor of Ms. magazine and author of several books on woman and aging. Suzanne joins us for an exciting 10-part series about her latest book, “Fifty is the New Fifty: Ten Life Lessons for Women in Second Adulthood.” Our eighth interview covers the lesson, “You DO Know What You Want to Do With the Rest of Your Life.” Suzanne discusses the Fertile Void, renewing your energy and passion, and thriving at midlife.

July 2010–SUZANNE BRAUN LEVINE Interview with Suzanne Braun Levine, founding editor of Ms. magazine and author of several books on woman and aging. Suzanne joins us for an exciting 10-part series about her latest book, “Fifty is the New Fifty: Ten Life Lessons for Women in Second Adulthood.” In our seventh session, Suzanne explains what she means by the chapter, “Every Crisis Creates a New Normal.” This is an especially important lesson to learn as our lives can change in substantial ways and we need to know how to create our own “new normal.”

July 2010–ANNE HOLMES Interview with Anne Holmes, “Boomer in Chief” of the National Association oF Baby Boomer Women. A true champion of boomer women, Anne is continuing to spread the word of our generation’s feisty and trailblazing ways through her numerous websites. She’s got a ton of ideas and lots of energy, so be sure and tune in to hear how she plans to grow the NABBW and her other sites– making them even more exciting and valuable resources for baby boomer women!

July 2010–BARBARA HANNAH GRUFFERMAN Interview with Barbara Hannah Grufferman, author of “The Best of Everything After 50.” Barbara joins us for a second visit. This time she’ll be sharing the results of her research into keeping healthy and fit after fifty. Barbara has consulted with the experts, so this is an important topic you won’t want to miss!

July 2010–LESLIE CERIER Interview with Leslie Cerier, AKA “The Organic Gourmet.” Leslie is a national authority on gluten-free cooking, a well known teacher, and the author of several cookbooks. She tells us all about her recently published work: GLUTEN-FREE RECIPES FOR THE CONSCIOUS COOK. Anyone concerned with her health should be certain to tune in for this one!

 

June 2010–SUZANNE BRAUN LEVINE Interview with Suzanne Braun Levine, founding editor of Ms. magazine and author of several books on woman and aging. Suzanne  joins us for an exciting 10-part series about her latest book, “Fifty is the New Fifty: Ten Life Lessons for Women in Second Adulthood.” In this installment, Suzanne tells us: “Yes, your marriage can make it!” She’ll be discussing how midlife can actually strengthen the couple bond. Even though we’re seeking to redefine ourselves, there can be numerous positive aspect to be found in this very special relationship.

June 2010–SUZANNE BRAUN LEVINE Interview with Suzanne Braun Levine, founding editor of Ms. magazine and author of several books on woman and aging. Suzanne is joining us for an exciting 10-part series about her latest book, “Fifty is the New Fifty: Ten Life Lessons for Women in Second Adulthood.” In this fifth installment, Suzanne will discuss “nothing changes if nothing changes.” Time to take risks, stretch yourself, and move forward–a valuable life lesson, indeed!

June 2010–SUZANNE BRAUN LEVINE Interview with Suzanne Braun Levine, founding editor of Ms. magazine and author of several books on woman and aging. Suzanne is joining us for an exciting 10-part series about her latest book, “Fifty is the New Fifty: Ten Life Lessons for Women in Second Adulthood.” This lesson is entitled “Age is not a Disease.” Join us and celebrate your marvelous maturity, find your voice, and speak out about the many fabulous aspects of growing older as a woman today.

June 2010–SALLY FRANZ Interview with Sally Franz, award winning, best selling author of boomer humor. She fills us in on her latest book: SCRAMBLED LEGGS…A SNARKY TALE OF HOSPITAL HOOEY. With her signature wit, Sally lampoons the health care system and shares her own (often not-so-funny) experiences with optimism and style. Her fans include Dave Barry, Mark Victor Hansen, Jonathan Winters, and Jane Meadows. This is a can’t miss interview!

June 2010–JANE GREEN Interview with Jane Green, New York Times bestselling author, about her latest book: PROMISES TO KEEP. Jane shares an overview of her newest novel dealing with friendship, loss, and family. You’ll want to be sure and catch this interview and find out more about Jane’s most personal and heartwarming story.

June 2010–NANCY DREYFUS Interview with Nancy Dreyfus, Psy.D., author of “Talk to Me Like I’m Someone You Love: Relationship Repair in a Flash.” Nancy shares her professional advice on diffusing conflict and opening up the lines of positive communication. This is a can’t miss segment!

June 2010–KIM JOHNSON GROSS Interview with Kim Johnson Gross, author of “What to Wear for the Rest of Your Life.” Kim shares her ageless secrets of style that are guaranteed to keep us looking fabulous over fifty! You won’t want to miss this great advice from a former model, fashion editor, and multi-bestselling author!

May 2010–KRISTINE CARLSON Interview with Kristine Carlson, widow of Richard Carlson who gained worldwide fame through his series, “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff.” Kristine is an author in her own right and will be talking with us about her latest book, “Heartbroken Open,” her two year journey through the peaks and valleys of profound loss. Don’t miss this riveting interview–it’s one you won’t soon forget!

May 2010–LISA BEATTY Interview with Lisa Beatty, founder of the fabulous website “Jane Nation.” Lisa tells us how she came up with the idea for her site as well as some interesting facts she learned from her 12-day “Listening Tour” where she interacted with women 18-80. Hear what she learned about being a grandmother today and the #1 disease women fear most. Be sure and tune in for this lively discussion of being a woman in the twenty-first century!

May 2010–MARCY NEUMANN Interview with Marcy Neumann, creator of Heartlites Inc. Marcy teaches people of all ages how to hone their “law of attraction” skills to make the most of their life. She gives us her thoughts on maintaining health and finding happiness as we grow older.

May 2010–PETER BUFFETTInterview with Peter Buffett, Emmy Award-winning composer and producer. The son of Warren Buffett, Peter will tell us about his new book, “Life is What You Make It” and how to turn challenging situations into creating the life of your dreams.

May 2010–BARBARA GRUFFERMAN Interview with Barbara Hannah Grufferman author of THE BEST OFEVERYTHING AFTER 50. Be sure and join us for the experts’ guide to style, sex, health, money and more!

April 2010–BARBARA GRAHAM Interview with Barbara Graham, editor of the New York Times bestseller, Eye of My Heart. Find out how 27 writers deal with the joys and challenges of being a grandmother in today’s fast-paced world. Boomers are reinventing the role as we’ve reinvented so many aspects of society. So be sure and catch these heartfelt stories of the strong and special bonds between women and their grandchildren

April 2010–CHRISTINE BARANSKI

Interview with Christine Baranski, actress and comedienne, known for her roles on the stage, screen, and television. Christine shares her experiences with reading glasses and her “Goodbye Readers, Hello Hollywood” campaign with Bausch + Lomb. Don’t miss this one–it’s a hoot!

April 2010–LYNN TOLSON Interview with Lynn Tolson, author of “Beyond the Tears: A True Survivor’s Story.” April is Sexual Abuse Awareness Month. Join Lynn as she shares her riveting life story and how she’s turned her experience into helping others in need. Don’t miss this powerful show.

April 2010–SUZANNE BRAUN LEVINE Interview with Suzanne Braun Levine, founding editor of Ms. magazine and author of several books on woman and aging. Suzanne joined us for an exciting 10-part series about her latest book, Fifty is the New Fifty: Ten Life Lessons for Women in Second Adulthood. This first lesson covers a critical step to growth and individuation: “No is Not a Four-Letter Word!” You won’t want to miss this one. In fact, be sure and tune in to each and every installment in this valuable and timely series.

April 2010–SUZANNE BRAUN LEVINE Interview with Suzanne Braun Levine. The second lesson in our 10-part series celebrates female friendships: “A Circle of Trust is a Must!”

April 2010–SUZANNE BRAUN LEVINE Interview with Suzanne Braun Levine. The third lesson in our series is all about the importance of SELF: “Do Unto Yourself as You Have Been Doing Unto Others!”

April 2010–CHRISTINE LAUREANO Interview with Christine Laureano, mentor and coach, who specializes in working with soul-inspired women entrepreneurs who are ready to take life from ordinary to extraordinary. Be sure and catch this very special and dynamic discussion!

April 2010–FRANCINE THOMAS HOWARD Interview with Francine Thomas Howard, author of PAGE FROM A TENNESSEE JOURNAL. Francine will be sharing her fascinating look at interracial relationships in the Jim Crow south and the significance of historical fiction on our understanding of our nation’s history. Be sure and catch this memorable broadcast!

April 2010–DIANE MEIER Interview with Diane Meier, highly regarded marketing professional, who has set the look for major luxury brands including Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. Diane joins us to tell us all about her debut novel, THE SEASON OF SECOND CHANCES. It’s the story of a smart and irascible woman of a certain age and how she ultimately celebrates her sense of style and intelligence as well as her need for personal meaning and self-expression.

March 2010–CAROL HOLLENBECK Interview with Carol Hollenbeck, author of “True Blondes.” It’s a romp of a read about two flaxen haired beauties trying to make it in show business during the turbulent ’60s and ’70s. You won’t wanna miss this stroll down memory lane Hollywood style!

March 2010–E Interview with “E,” author of the wildly funny, yet highly informative book: “Shmirshky: Think Inside the Box.” E will share her personal story of persevering through the difficult stages of perimenopause with the three L’s: love, laughter, and learning. Don’t miss this one!

March 2010–SUSAN DOUGLAS PH.D. Interview with Susan Douglas, one of this country’s most entertaining and insightful cultural critics and author of Enlightened Sexism. Tune in to hear how today’s popular culture is subtly chipping away at the feminist ideals of the 1970s. It’s a “can’t miss” interview for baby boomers who remember the struggles and triumphs of the Women’s Movement!

March 2010–KATE BRAESTRUP Interview with Kate Braestrup, New York Times bestselling author of “Here if You Need Me.” Kate talks about her latest book dealing with love and commitment entitled “Marriage and Other Acts of Charity.” Don’t miss this very special interview.

March 2010–EUGENIA LOVETT WESTInterview with Eugenia Lovett West, crime writer extraordinaire! At the age of 86, Eugenia is still thrilling her readers with fast-paced mysteries full of suspenseful twists and turns. Her heroine, the midlife and oh-so-glamerous Emma Streat is back with more adventure, romance, and top notch sleuthing in this latest installment of Eugenia’s mystery series. Don’t miss this lively discussion with one very feisty lady!

February 2010–MAGNOLIA MILLER Interview with Magnolia Miller, owner of two highly popular blogs: The Magnolia Diaries and The Perimenopause Blog. Magnolia tells us about her own struggles with the formidable symptoms of menopause and how she turned her personal challenges into an Internet sensation. Many (including men) have turned to her for help and information. You won’t want to miss this one!

February 2010–STANESS JONEKOS Interview with Staness Jonekos, author of “The Menopause Makeover.” Be sureand catch this lively and information packed discussion of the ultimate guide to taking control of your health and beauty during menopause!

February 2010–DR. PATON Dr. Paton will discuss his prescription for optimal health including his top five secrets to vitality, the importance of good sleep, and why chiropractic adjustments are so important to maintaining our wellbeing. You will want to be sure and catch this one!

February 2010–ROBYN OKRANT Interview with Robyn Okrant author of LIVING OPRAH: My One-Year Experiment to Walk the Walk of the Queen of Talk. Don’t miss this lively discussion of how Oprah made a firsthand impression and influenced the lives of Robyn and her family.

January 2010–MARY ANN BAILEY Interview with Mary Ann Bailey, author of “Gentle Warrior: Awakening the Courage to Live a Bold and Brilliant Life” and owner of the coaching practice, Catalyst for Courage. Mary Ann shares her thoughts on overcoming fear and unleashing the power to change your life. You’ll want to be sure and catch this one!

January 2010–JAMES CORBETT Interview with James Corbett, expert stylist and New York City studio owner. James will be sharing his top ten tips for looking and feeling great–on the outside and the inside. Don’t miss his surefire tips for making the most of 2010!

January 2010–RANDY SUSAN MEYERS Interview with Randy Susan Meyers, author of “The Murderer’s Daughters,” a mesmerizing novel about two sisters and their life after the murder of their mother by their father. Don’t miss this riveting interview of an amazing and heartrending story about the aftermath of domestic violence.

January 2010–DIANA BLACK AND MARY CUNNINGHAM Diana Black and Mary Cunningham join us again for a lively discussion of aging with attitude. Authors of the howlingly funny, WOOF: Women Only Over Fifty, they’re here to talk about their latest offering, “Accentuate the Pawsitive.” You won’t wanna miss this one!

January 2010–DR. SUSAN NOLEN-HOEKSEMAInterview with Dr. Nolen-Hoeksema, author of “The Power of Women.” Her book highlights research that shows how women are confronted with more stress in their everyday lives than men, but are better equipped to cope with that stress. Be sure and catch this information-packed interview about the power of the female gender!

January 2010–CAROLE MARTIN Interview with Carole Martin, America’s #1 Interview Coach. Carole shares her personal story of success starting after the age of fifty. She also gave us her fabulous tips for overcoming ageism and sexism in the workplace. Be sure to tune in for this one!

December 2009–YEHUDA BERG Interview with Yehuda Berg, a leader of the Kabbalah Center in New York and Los Angeles, and GQ’s “Better Man Honoree for 2009.” He’ll be telling us all about his latest book, THE POWER TO CHANGE EVERYTHING and how we can give ourselves daily consciousness tune-ups. Be sure and catch this memorable interview!

December 2009–DAHLYNN MCKOWEN Interview with Dahlynn McKowen, coauthor of “Wine-Oh!,” a rich and information-packed guide to wineries in California’s Sierra foothills. Don’t miss this lively discussion of the Mother Lode of tasting treats in one of California’s most intriguing wine regions!

December 2009–JACKIE LEOInterview with Jackie Leo, author of the book, “Seven.” Jackie tells us all about the magical and mystical qualities of this particular number, why it is considered so lucky, and how you can use “7″ to achieve success in your life and relationships. You won’t want to miss this one!

December 2009–ADAM BLANK Interview with Adam Blank, COO of Sleepy’s the Mattress Professionals. Sleepy’s is partnering with the Child Welfare League of America to collect new pajamas, socks, slippers, robes, nightgowns and other sleepwear for school aged children ages 6 to 18. Learn how you can help this vital campaign to “Warm a Child’s Night.”

December 2009–JANE ADAMS Interview with Jane Adams, Ph.D, author, speaker, and social researcher. Jane gives us her valuable suggestions for creating new holiday traditions with family and friends. Holiday celebrations take on new meaning and challenges as your children grow up and leave the nest. So be sure and catch Jane’s list of great ideas to help you transform and update your own ways of marking the season

December 2009–KEITH FROHREICH Interview with Keith Frohreich author of the hilarious but oh-so-helpful “Guy’s Guide to Domestic Engineering.” Keith shares his light-hearted view on trading in the corporate life to man the household in a manly way. Don’t miss this lively interview and be sure the men in your life listen, too!

December 2009–JOHN BIONDI Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day. Approximately 1.5 million children in Malawi, Africa have been orphaned by losing their parents to AIDS. Interview with Jon Biondi, founder of the non profit, Youth of Malawi. John shares about how his organization seeks to brighten the lives of these orphans by providing fun recreational activities and other services to help them move forward with their lives.

November 2009–UNCLE JOHN Interview with Uncle John, author of “Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader.” The 22nd edition has just been released with over 500 pages of humor and endlessly engrossing facts. You won’t want to miss hearing from the man who has something for everyone!

November 2009–BILL STUBBS Interview with Bill Stubbs, host of the hit PBS series Moment Of Luxury. Bill is recognized by Architectural Digest as one of the world’s top 100 designers and architects and will be telling us all about his latest discoveries while traveling around the world for PBS.

November 2009–KATHI CASEY Interview with Kathy Casey, renowned wellness expert and owner of the Healthy Boomer Body Center. Kathi will gave us valuable tips for staying fit, building lean muscle, and how to stave off osteoporosis and other unwelcome diseases. For any boomer who values her health, this is a “must hear” interview!

November 2009–JANE ADAMS Interview with Jane Adams, Ph.D, author, speaker, and social researcher. Jane will tells us about her latest book, SUGAR TIME. It’s the story of a women, “somewhere between her first issue of Modern Maturity and her first Social Security check,” and her issues with love, work, sex, and lots of other things we deal with in real life. Don’t miss this story you’ll not only relate to, but one you will love.

November 2009–CLINTON KELLY Interview with Clinton Kelly, cohost of TLC’s top-rated show,”What Not to Wear.” Clinton gives us his tips for dressing and decorating in style for the holidays. Be sure and catch this lively discussion with one of TV’s favorite personalities!

November 2009–WILLIAM MANN Interview with Hollywood expert, William J. Mann, about his latest book, How to be a Movie Star: Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood. Author of the bestseller, Kate (as in Hepburn), Mann brings a behind the scenes and fascinating look at Taylor’s amazing life as a superstar. Don’t miss this insider’s peek into the life of a truly remarkable women.

November 2009–JIM RANDEL Interview with Jim Randel, award winning author, entrepreneur, lawyer, and business advisor. Jim gives us the lowdown on how to use credit cards to best advantage, smart ways to get out of credit card debt, and the latest on credit card restrictions. Be sure and catch this important information– especially before you do your holiday shopping.

November 2009–HARRIET REISEN Interview with Harriet Reisen, author, producer, and documentary film writer. She discusses her biography entitled Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women, which wasrecently published and will also air as a documentary on PBS “American Masters” in December. Don’t miss this fascinating account of a legendary writer who was an early supporter of women’s rights and paved the way for so many of us to achieve our own goals and dreams.

October 2009–GINGER BURR Interview with Ginger Burr, President of Total Image Consultants. Ginger is a well known fashion authority who shares her expertise on how to dress age appropriately and still remain current. She also gives suggestions for what to wear for Fall and the upcoming holidays. You won’t want to miss this one!

October 2009–PEGGY KENNEDY Interview with Peggy Kennedy, marketing manager for the hugely successful San Francisco Chinese New Year’s Parade. Peggy shares the story of her remarkable family in her recently released memoir, Approaching Neverland: : A Memoir of Epic Tragedy & Happily Ever After. Growing up with a mentally ill mother, Peggy’s book is an inspirational account of joy, sorrow, the love of family, and triumph over tragedy. Be sure and catch her amazing story!

October 2009–ANGELA TREAT LYON Interview with Angela Treat Lyon, artist, author and host of the Daring Dreamers Showcase: interviews and conversations with cutting-edge leaders in business, marketing, medicine and science at IDareYouRadio.com. You won’t want to miss this lively discussion on finding and living your passion.

October 2009–PRINCE CHARLES’ COMMUNICATIONS SECRETARY, Paddy HarversonInterview with Paddy Harverson, Communications Secretary for Prince Charles. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime conversation about how you can help to save the planet.

October 2009–PATRICIA CORNWELL Interview with Patricia Cornwell, the wold’s #1 best selling crime writer. She’ll be telling us all about her latest must read: “The Scarpetta Factor.” You won’t want to miss this lively conversation with the master story-teller herself!

October 2009–CAMILLE OLIVIA STRATE Interview with Camille Olivia Strate, author of the book, Whispers: The Often Subtle Sometimes Rowdy Voice of Truth. This is a can’t miss conversation, as the author shares her connection to lost loved ones and the universal sprit that resides within each of us.

October 2009–DR. DONALD PERLMAN Interview with Dr. Donald Perlman, practicing physician, researcher and family health expert from Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, and also an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He’ll be giving us the latest information about how to protect ourselves during flu season.

October 2009–LYNN TOLSON Interview with Lynn Tolson, author of “Beyond the Tears: A True Survivor’s Story.” October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Join Lynn as she defines domestic violence, the characteristics of victims/offenders, and the subtle signs. Women in mid-life are re-defining their boundaries, refusing to accept any form of domestic abuse. Don’t miss this powerful show.

October 2009–DEBBIE ZIPP Interview with Debbie Zipp, actress, blogger, radio host, and women’s advocate. Debbie will share her thoughts on aging in Hollywood and the need for older actresses to grace the silver screen.

September 2009–JUDITH MARSHALLInterview with Judith Marshall, author of “Husbands May Come and Go but Friends Are Forever” a story of fresh hopes, second chances, and the anything-but-simple art of relationships. Be sure and catch this lively discussion of “wasbunds” and friendship.

September 2009–ROBERT LIPSYTEInterview with Robert Lipsyte, Emmy award winner and former New York Times columnist, who hosts the PBS series, “Life (Part 2).” Focusing on all things boomer, Lipsyte explores topics ranging from marriage, to healthy aging, to the science of happiness. His guests include Martha Stewart, Mike Huckabee, Billie Jean King, Phil Donahue, David Hyde Pierce, and Joy Behar. Be sure and catch this lively discussion of our remarkable generation and how we’re growing older in revolutionary style!

September 2009–SUZANNE BRAUN LEVINE Suzanne Braun Levine, founding editor of MS. magazine, is making her third appearance on Feisty Side of Fifty Radio. This time, she’s telling us all about her survey on love and relationships at midlife. Take it and you just might wind up in her next best seller! Suzanne also discusses the new PBS series, Life (Part 2), which is aimed at baby boomers. She’s featured in the premier episode airing on Wednesday, Sept. 16th.

September 2009–KATRINA KENISON Interview with Katrina Kenison who discusses her latest book, The Gift of An Ordinary Day: A Mother’s Memoir. Be sure and join us for one woman’s intimate account of life changes, children leaving home, and facing the new realities at midlife. Each of us past fifty will relate to her inspirational story.

September 2009–HEATHER BELLE Interview with Heather Belle, co-author of EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT EX. Don’t miss this lively discussion of how to successfully manage your past relationships while dating in the 21st Century.

August 2009–C. DAVID HEYMANN Interview with C. David Heymann, internationally known best selling author who will be discussing his latest book, Bobby and Jackie: A Love Story. This is a fascinating account of the love affair that grew from their shared grief after the assassination of President Kennedy, and lasted until Bobby, himself, was assassinated in 1968. You won’t want to miss the amazing details of these two remarkable figures in American history.

August 2009–DR. GUSTAVO ALVA Alzheimer’s disease is on the rise. Interview with Dr. Gustavo Alva, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the University of California, Irvine. Learn the signs and treatment options– vital information every boomer should know.

August 2009–SHERRIE MATHIESON Interview with Sherrie Mathieson, author of Steal This Style. Find out how you can combine high end style with lasting value and bond with your daughter–all at the same time! Don’t miss this fun and fresh approach to fashion!

August 2009–JAMES GAVIN Interview with James Gavin, author of STORMY WEATHER: The Life of Lena Horne, discusses the complicated and amazing life of this true trailblazer. Be sure to catch this fascinating account of a troubled, yet brightly shining star.

August 2009–RAY SMITH Interview with Ray Smith, regular on the original American Bandstand. He and the Move Free Dancers (a group of dancers over fifty) are celebrating American Bandstand’s fifty-second birthday.

August 2009–MAURE QUILTER Interview with Maure Quilter, therapist, who explains what women experience during the midlife transition: problems and issues, gifts, and the best ways to manage the change. If you’re a woman in midlife you won’t want to miss this one!

July 2009–CHARLENE SOLOMON Interview with Charlene Solomon, co-author of MANAGING ACROSS CULTURES: The Seven Keys to Doing Business With a Global Mindset. She talks about the unique challenges faced by women in management, especially in the global marketplace. Women in authority must be culturally competent, so tune in to learn the keys!

July 2009-SUZANNE BRAUN LEVINE Interview with Suzanne Braun Levine, founding editor of Ms. magazine and authorof several books on woman and aging, including 50 is the New Fifty and Reinventing the Rest Of Our Lives: Women in Second Adulthood. Suzanne discusses her upcoming book, How Do We Love Today? and she’ll be asking for YOUR feedback. So be sure and tune in to hear more about the fascinating and feisty topic of love on the far side of fifty. Who knows, you just might end up in her book!

July 2009-JOYCE MASON Interview with Joyce Mason, dream worker, astrologer, and writer who “plays the symbols.” Learn how to follow the signs of your dreams and use your very own GPS system to hone your intuition and increase your sense of spirited living just like Joyce.

July 2009–GINGER BURR Interview with Ginger Burr, well known personal image consultant, and much sought after expert speaker on fashion and style. Ginger shares “The 7 Steps to Aging With Style and Grace.” Don’t miss this educational and enlightening 30 min. on how to look great at any age!

July 2009–GREGORY ANNE COX Interview with Gregory Anne Cox, author and speaker on the topic  of midlife women’s mind and body tune-ups and heart health. She provides important health and wellness tips for giving your body some special TLC at midlife.

July 2009–JILL BOLTE TAYLOR, PH.D. Interview with Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D., a neuroscientist who suffered a stroke at the age of thirty-seven. She addresses both the scientific and spiritual aspects of her journey as well as her amazing book, My Stroke of Insight, that chronicles her experience. Don’t miss this riveting discussion!

June 2009–GIGI LEVANGIE GRAZER Interview with Gigi Levangie Grazer, author of a number of bestsellers brought to the small screen for big ratings (“The Starter Wife” on USA Network and “Maneater” on Lifetime). She’ll be giving us the hot and hilarious details of her latest book: QUEEN TAKES KING. It’s a wickedly funny look at what happens when a high-powered Manhattan couple split after 25 years of marriage. Be sure and listen to this one–the sparks are sure to fly!

June 2009–CHERYL SABAN, PH.D Interview with Cheryl Saban, Ph.D, psychologist, philanthropist, and family advocate. Dr. Saban is on a mission to help women discover and express their worth, sense of personal power, and core authentic self. Don’t miss this powerful call to action!

Jun 2009–LESLIE CERIER Interview with Leslie Cerier, the Organic Gourmet. We’ll be discussing nutrition and ways of food preparation to maximize our health and well being as we age. Be sure and catch this informative interview!

June 2009–PAULA SPAN Interview with Paula Span, author and veteran journalist who will be discussing her latest book, When the Time Comes. This uplifting and information packed session will cover various options for boomers caring for elderly parents. Don’t miss this important interview.

May 2009–DR. PEPPER SCHWARTZ Interview with Dr. Pepper Schwartz, leading relationship expert. The internationally known doctor tells us how healthy intimacy benefits our overall well-being and gives us valuable tips to keep our love life fresh after fifty.

May 2009–MARY HIGGINS CLARK Interview with America’s #1 bestselling “Queen of Suspense.” She discusses her latest thriller, JUST TAKE MY HEART, and fills us in on some of the details of her amazing life. Don’t miss this one!!!

April 2009–PEGGY KENNEDY Interview with Peggy Kennedy, marketing manager for the hugely successful San Francisco Chinese New Year’s Parade. Peggy shares the story of her remarkable family and her recently released memoir: a touching account of triumph over tragedy. Be sure to listen and be inspired!

April 2009–NAVA ATLAS Interview with Nava Atlas, artist and author. She’ll discuss her latest book, “Secret Recipes for the Modern Wife,” a tongue-in-cheek treasure trove of marital gems!

April 2009–DIANA BLACK & MARY CUNNINGHAM Interview with the co-authors of the howlingly funny and oh-so-fabulous book, “WOOF–Women Only Over 50.” Hear their thoughts on growing older from “menopaws” to teaching an old dog new tricks.

April 2009–RAVEN BLAIR DAVIS Interview with Raven Blair Davis, aka The Talk Show Maven. Raven is a recognized speaker, coach, trainer and the author of the popular home study course, “Kitchen Table Radio.” Hear her inspirational story of how a family crisis led her to totally transforming her life.

April 2009–SUZANNE BRAUN LEVINE Interview with the first editor of Ms. magazine and author of Inventing theRest of Our Lives: Women in Second Adulthood. Suzanne introduces her latest book, Fifty if the New Fifty: Ten Life Lessons for Women in Second Adulthood. She shares stories of women who are confronting change and discovering who they are, now that they’re finally grown up. Suzanne gives us a number of valuable tips for embracing our authentic selves and making the most of this special time in our lives.

March 2009–THE POP ART DIVA Interview with the Pop Art Diva, designer and retro artist who specializes in all things boomer.

February 2009–BEVERLY MAHONE Interview with Beverly Mahone, veteran journalist, author, media coach and motivational speaker. Beverly writes about issues affecting middle-aged women in her book, “Whatever! A Baby Boomer’s Journey Into Middle Age,” her upcoming work, “Make Your Mess Your Message” and her various blogs.

February 2009–NAVA ATLAS Interview with Nava Atlas, artist and author of several cookbooks, most recently Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons.

January 2009–DOROTHEA HOVER-KRAMER is a psychotherapist with over 30 years in private practice, as well as a clinical nurse specialist. Dorothea specializes in Energy Therapy and is committed to bringing insights from the field of Energy Psychology to those facing the challenges and opportunities of the second half of life. She shares techniques to awaken creativity, remove blocks, and recharge energies.

January 2009–MAGGIE ROSE CRANE is the author of “Amazing Grays–A Woman’s Guide to Making the Next 50 the BEST Fifty (Regardless of Your Hair Color!).” Tune in and hear her inspirational story of coming to terms with growing older in a youth oriented culture. Maggie shows boomer women how to age “mindfully” with wisdom, perspective and practice.

November 2008–PAM ARCHER has been in the fitness industry for twenty years. She co-hosted the television show, “Jenny’s Fit in 15,” for Jenny Craig International on The Health Network and has starred in seven exercise videos. Tune in for tips and exercises to keep you healthy and fit at any age.

October 2008–ERICA ROSS-KRIEGER spent the past twenty years as a personal and professional life coach, inspiring people throughout the world to come to life more fully. She talks about her book, Seven Sacred Attitudes, and ways that you can incorporate these important principles into your own life.

October 2008–PEGGY KENNEDY, the woman who is the force behind the San Francisco Chinese New Years Parade, discusses her career, her life, and her upcoming memoir.

October 2008–NINA KALMOUTIS tells us how she totally transformed her life and followed her passion. At the age of fifty-one, after twenty successful years in management, she dropped out of the business world and went back to school for a Master’s Degree in Divinity.

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3 Responses to “Feisty Side of Fifty Radio”

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    Kate Fitzsimmons:

    Great interview with Suzanne Braun Levine. I really enjoyed the topic and your questions! You never cease to inspire. Who would have imagined – Blog radio. Too cool.

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    Peggy Kennedy:

    Loved the interview with Gigi Grazer. She sounds very down to earth, which makes me want to read her books. Visited her website and had a hard time choosing which one to buy first. They all look like great summer reads! Thanks for continuing to bring us such great authors!

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    Nancy Sadowl:

    Love this site!!! So glad I found you! I am a musician/singer-songwriter and music tends to be agist, but I have found that we baby boomers are diehards when it comes to following our dreams. So, I continue to perform, put out CDs, and last year I landed a part in M. Night Shyamalan’s next movie “The Last Airbender” to be released July 2, 2010. I can attest to the fact that age does not slow down us boomers! I encourage everyone to go for their dreams-it’s not too late! I plan to visit this site often. And, please feel free to visit my website at cdbaby.com/nancysadowl and read my bio and listen to clips of my music. My CDs are for sale there and if you’d like to receive my newsletter the info is there. Thanks for this blog radio!!!!!

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