May 12, 2015

Lisa Fantino

LisaFantino.jpgLisa Fantino has been there...done that. She spent more than 20 years as an awarding winning reporter at New York City's two top all news radio stations; she's an attorney with an international, general practice; is the founder of Wanderlust Women Travel - a concierge travel company, and....is also an author. Amalfi Blue - Lost and Found in the South of Italy is her travel memoir, written after she packed up and moved there for love. Then there's Shrouded in Pompei, a political thriller. Lisa talks about it all in our conversation.

Mar 3, 2015

Carla Kaplan - Revisited

CarlaKaplanPhoto.jpgThis week we revisit our conversation with Carla Kaplan, Professor of American Literature at Northeastern University. Carla introduces us to "Miss Anne", the collective term used to describe a group of white rebellious, romantic, risk taking women who were part of the Harlem Renaissance, but until now, mostly relegated to the sidelines. Seven years in the making, her book, Miss Anne in Harlem, brings their stories to light. They're fascinating and amazing. This is a conversation you won't want to miss.

Feb 17, 2015

Nancy Giles Returns

Nancy.jpgA return appearance for the wonderfully refreshing, no-holds barred actress/voice-over artist/commentator Nancy Giles...who, since 2002 has been sharing her views, comedic and cutting, on CBS Sunday Morning. Sit back and enjoy another fascinating, provocative, and entertaining conversation with the irrepressible Nancy Giles.

Jan 20, 2015

Lisa Anderson

LisaAnderson.jpgIn her more than 30 years working in broadcast, print and digital journalism, Lisa Anderson has covered a lot of territory - fashion, politics, war, terrorism. Twenty-five of those years was spent as a reporter at the Chicago Tribune and its New York Bureau Chief. Most recently, Lisa developed TrustLaw Women, a web site devoted to global women's legal rights and issues for the Thomson Reuters Foundation. She also covers women's rights, good governance, anti-corruption and humanitarian issues.

Jan 13, 2015

Gerri Chanel

Chanelpic.jpgLate in the summer of 1939, as war loomed over Europe, curators worked feverishly to protect not only the Mona Lisa, but other masterpieces housed in the Louvre. The story of how the world's most famous painting and other precious works of art survived World War II and Hitler's henchmen is recounted in the book, Saving Mona Lisa: The Battle to Protect the Louvre and its Treasures During World War II. Researched and written by Gerri Chanel, this is a compelling story of art, beauty, intrigue, drama, determination and remarkable courage that saved France's precious art collection.

Dec 16, 2014

Angela Bonavoglia

angela2.jpgAngela Bonavoglia calls herself a bleeding heart liberal, and has spent her career writing about and championing the cause of women - with particular emphasis on religious, social and health issues. An award-winning journalist, Angela's also the author of Good Catholic Girls: How Women Are Leading The Fight to Change The Church, and, The Choices We Made: 25 Women and Men Speak Out About Abortion. Make sure to tune in.

Dec 2, 2014

Carla Kaplan

CarlaKaplanPhoto.jpgCarla Kaplan, Professor of American Literature at Northeastern University, introduces us to "Miss Anne", the collective term used to describe a group of white rebellious, romantic, risk taking women who were part of the Harlem Renaissance, but until now, mostly relegated to the sidelines. Seven years in the making, her book, Miss Anne in Harlem, brings their stories to light. They're fascinating and amazing. This is a conversation you won't want to miss.

Oct 21, 2014

Lacey Schwartz

Lacey.jpgLacey Schwartz is the director and subject of Little White Lie, a riveting, powerful, emotional documentary that traces her upbringing as an only child in a white, Jewish family in upstate New York. However, it was during her freshman year in college that she learned the truth.  When confronted, her mother finally acknowledged having had an extra-marital affair...and that her biological father was in fact, black. Lacey, who is also the CEO of Truth Aid, a company that makes movies, produces multi-media content and performs educational outreach on social issues, makes for a fascinating conversation.

Aug 19, 2014

Cindy Cooper

CindyCooper4.jpgThere's not a whole lot of down time for Cindy Cooper, awarding winning playwright, journalist and author. So far she's written 14 full length plays and several non-fiction books. As a journalist, Cindy writes frequently about social justice and human rights - her articles appearing in dozens of newspapers and magazines, websites and anthologies. Obviously....there's a lot to talk about!

Jul 22, 2014

Rebecca Parrish

RebeccaParrish.jpgRebecca Parrish uses film and video to share the stories of real people, their struggles and their successes. An award-winning film-maker, based in Chicago, Rebecca is the director of Radical Grace. The documentary follows three amazing, passionate and committed American nuns who risk their standing in the Church after being censured by the Vatican for 'radical feminism.'

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