Jul 26, 2016
When it comes to public education Harriet Isecke's been there, done that. During her more than 38 year career, she's been a teacher, curriculum director, educational consultant, grant writer, children books author and has been listed in Who's Who Among American Educators four times. In 2010 Harriet began a new venture - Readorium. It's a web-based supplemental program aimed at teaching students reading comprehension skills using fun, easy to digest concepts. Readorium won the 2016 National CODiE Award for Best Reading/English/Language Arts Solution.
Apr 26, 2016
Amy Newmark spent 30 years working in finance and telecommunications. In 2008 she made a major career change. That's when Amy and her husband Bill Rouhana, bought the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series from the company's co-founders. Bill's the Chairman and CEO, Amy's the Publisher, Editor-in-Chief and Co-Author. With more than 250 titles - 110 million copies sold in the U.S. and Canada, and 500 million worldwide, Chicken Soup for the Soul is the best selling trade paperback book series of all time. Tune in - Amy's got plenty to share.
Dec 1, 2015
Ever since she was a teenager, Stefanie Sacks has been on a mission - to help all of us develop healthy eating habits by providing the lowdown on what we put in our mouths. Her book, What the Fork Are You Eating? An Action Plan for Your Pantry and Plate, exposes the truth about what's hidden in our food. It also provides an action plan with 50 time-tested recipes. You can't afford to miss what this Culinary Nutritionist, author, teacher and professional chef has to say.
May 12, 2015
Lisa 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 31, 2015
Irish novelist Yvonne Cassidy loves to read and she loves to write. And for that we're grateful! The author of The Other Boy, What Might Have Been Me, and How Many Letters Are In Goodbye, she's working on book number 4. Even though she moved to New York City in 2011, Yvonne still writes feature and opinion pieces for Ireland's leading publications. She also leads the creative writing program at Manhattan's Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen - fostering the talent of homeless and marginalized writers. Enjoy this frank and fascinating conversation.
Mar 3, 2015
This 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.
Jan 20, 2015
In 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.
Dec 23, 2014
Who isn't familiar with Little Golden Books? Billions have been sold since they were first introduced in 1942. Diane Muldrow, who was raised on them, told her mom when she grows up she's going to 'make books like these.' She wasn't wrong! Diane's the editorial director at Golden Books. She's written dozens and also penned the New York Times best-selling, Everything I Need To Know I Learned From A Little Golden Book. Tune in for this fabulous journey down memory lane.
Dec 2, 2014
Carla 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.
Sep 16, 2014
Never underestimate the power of a girl and her pen. It's that philosophy that propelled Keren Taylor to start WriteGirl, an non-profit literacy program for underserved 13-18 year old girls in the L.A. area. Since its inception in 2001, it has helped hundreds of teens find their voices/calling and in 2013, Michelle Obama presented Keren and WriteGirl with the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, the highest honor given to such endeavors. And just this year, Keren was selected a CNN Hero for her creative efforts to help young people. She is truly an inspiration.