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Repeat ~ April 1, 2015 ~ John Rixey Moore, author of the memoirs Hostage of Paradox and Company of Stone, is going to be our guest, and will be telling Steve about his experiences in Vietnam as a Green Beret that led him to write his books. Our listeners may recognize his voice, as well as his pictures, because he's the voice we hear during many network commercials, and hosts popular shows on The History Channel about some very interesting topics.
Repeat ~ August 10, 2016 ~ Dr. Jean-Pierre Isbouts is the author of Ten Prayers That Changed the World, in addition to a number of other titles, which is something he's going to discuss in-depth with Steve on this week's show. Not only that, but he's also got something of a Hollywood career in movies such as The Mona Lisa Code with the outstanding Morgan Freeman, so you won't want to miss this show.
Repeat ~ July 22, 2015 ~ Michael Modzelewski went on a wilderness trek to write a book, and came out of the wild to find out he was suddenly Cosmopolitan Magazine's Bachelor of the Month, among other things. His book, Wild Life: The Miss-Adventures of a Cosmo Bachelor, documents that surreal experience. He's also written mutliple books on his experiences trekking through various wilderness areas, which was what set the whole crazy ride in motion.
November 23, 2016 ~ Lisa Dalton is a Hollywood stuntwoman who spent years working with or doubling for some of the world's most prestigious stars. In her new book, Falling for the Stars, she talks about her work with these celebrities, and what it was like. She's going to let Steve in on a few choice tidbits, as well as our happy listeners.
November 16, 2016 ~ James Muller has had an experience that is the nightmare of most people. The US extradited him to a foreign country to be tried and sentenced to execution by firing squad. On appeal he managed to have the conviction overturned within nine months. It took twelve years, however, to get out of prison so he could head back to the US. Steve's going to talk to him about this amazing and horrifying story.
  September 28, 2016 ~ (January 14, 2015 Repeat) ~ Our series on childhood sexual trauma continues as Tiffany Whitmore talks about her own situation wherein she wasn't the only child involved. During one instance a friend of hers was brought in and subjected to the same abuse. To make matters worse, the perpetrators later attempted to sell the child pornography that was created as a result of their victimization.
(Trigger Warning: This episode contains details and information that may be triggering or traumatic, particularly for those that have shared similar experiences.)
September 21, 2016 ~ (January 7, 2015 Repeat) ~ Part One of a series on childhood sexual trauma ~ Montez White, who was the childhood victim of sexual violence, perpetrated by the boyfriend of his own mother. He's not only going to tell us what happened to him, but how it has affected him through his life - in his teenage years, and into adulthood - twenty years after the fact. Now, as a young rap artist, he talks about the traps he's fallen into as a result of his traumatic childhood.
(Trigger Warning: This episode contains details and information that may be triggering or traumatic, particularly for those that have shared similar experiences.)
September 14, 2016 ~ Traci Sanders is a very busy woman. She seems to have a lot of kids around, which suits her role as a parenting author, but she also publishes romance and children's fiction. She's got a new business venture, however, that just may be able to help some fledgling writers you know. It's a review service that vets the books they review. She's going to talk to Steve about how it works, and why it can help authors.
September 7, 2016 ~ Carl Christman is a teacher, mentalist, and author of the best-selling book, How to Read Minds & Influence People. He plays with language, psychology, and body language to help people have more fulfilling relationships, and he's coming on to talk to Steve about whether or not it's really possible to tap into our psychic potential.
August 31, 2016 ~ Rain Stickland, editor and one of the many authors featured in Imperfections, a dystopian anthology, is coming on to discuss how authors can get themselves published, and earn a living from their writing. The anthology itself is a project Rain has been working on for some time, to help unknown authors get their work and names out there. She's also encouraging other authors to come forward for some help with getting published - something she doesn't charge for - and to submit their stories for another anthology project she's pulling together for the near future.
August 24, 2016 ~ Frank Romano, author of Love and Terror in the Middle East, 4th edition, is going to be talking to Steve about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It's a conflict that's brewing for about 2,000 years, and very intensely for about the last sixty years, so solutions are complicated, to say the least. Hopefully Frank will have some answers for us, since he's been over there to help both Israelis and Palestinians try to overcome their differences.
August 10, 2016 ~ Dr. Jean-Pierre Isbouts is the author of Ten Prayers That Changed the World, in addition to a number of other titles, which is something he's going to discuss in-depth with Steve on this week's show. Not only that, but he's also got something of a Hollywood career in movies such as The Mona Lisa Code with the outstanding Morgan Freeman, so you won't want to miss this show.
August 3, 2016 ~ John Gray, the well-known, best-selling author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, is coming on to talk to Steve about his upcoming book coming out in February 2017, called Beyond Mars and Venus: Taking Your Relationship to the Next Level. Hopefully he'll give us all a sneak peek and let us in on some of the details!
July 13, 2016 ~ Mary Wingo is coming on to talk about stress and her book, The Impact of the Human Stress Response. She's also going to talk to Steve about more global issues, such as how stress is affecting economics and politics, so this will be a very interesting and informative show for everyone.
July 6, 2016 ~ Dr. Doug Weiss is the author of Intimacy Anorexia: Healing the Hidden Addiction in Your Marriage, in addition to many other books as well as DVDs. He's coming on to talk to Steve about intimacy in relationships - something that is often missing. Either because it was never there, or it has somehow disappeared. If you're looking to improve the state of your relationship, then you don't want to miss this show!
June 29, 2016 ~ Steve "The Dean" Williams is coming on to talk about dating and relationships, but in what might be considered a controversial way. He's not your run-of-the-mill dating expert, and he's got a lot to say that might shock you - things such as why you shouldn't celebrate Valentine's Day, why dinner dates are a bad idea, and why men shouldn't buy women drinks to try and hook up with them.
June 22, 2016 ~ Richard Hobbs, author of Islam Versus Civilization, served in the Pentagon and Middle East Bureau of the State Department. He worked extensively in the middle east, in addition to having written three other books on his experiences with Islam. He's got a unique perspective on what's currently happening there, as well as within the United States.
June 8, 2016 ~ Jill Vanderwood is an expert on child and young adult bullying, and is the author of the book Erase the Problem of Bullying. She shares her own experiences with bullying, along with those of NBA All-Star James Donaldson, who nearly gave up a career in basketball because he was being bullied.
June 1, 2016 ~ Trip Elix, the author of A Right to Property, is coming on to talk about personal information and security when it comes to our online activities. People are getting very tired of companies selling that information to the highest bidder, but there's a way to take back control. Steve's going to talk to him about that, about hackers, and also about how your online security relates to your children.
May 25, 2016 ~ Chris Gogos calls himself a Mathemagician, and what he does might very well seem like magic to people. He shows how personal trends will predict future ones, how to identify the major lessons we're here to overcome, and the importance of vocation - and why you must find yours. He's considered an expert at personality profiling, and forecasting future trends. Steve is going to talk to him about what that means, and how people can improve their lives by listening to him.
May 18, 2016 ~ Charles and Linda Musselwhite like to think of themselves as a fun-loving couple. In fact, after living such a wonderful life themselves, they've turned that life into a business called Fun Loving Couples. They help people who are in committed relationships find fun all over the world, and it's all about togetherness for them.
May 11, 2016 ~ Rain Stickland will be interviewing Steve about the release of his latest book, Protect Your Kids! The Simple Keys to Children's Safety and Survival. Don't miss it. Careful research, along with personal experience and expertise, have made this a vital read for parents.
April 20, 2016 ~ George Araiza is a man who knows a little something about addiction. He believes that addiction can be cured, so Steve is going to talk to him a little bit about that, and about his book, How to Successfully Navigate Through the Mental Health Care System, where he discusses the various ways patients can be proactive regarding their own mental health.
April 13, 2016 ~ Lee Bullen is coming on to talk about his book, Beset, which is about raising his autistic son during a time of financial turmoil. Steve is going to talk to him about what that's been like over the years since his book was published, and find out whether some of those difficulties have resolved themselves now that we have moved past a lot of the damage caused by the global financial crisis. In addition, he's now writing fiction, and will be telling us a little something about his latest work, Double Ex.
April 6, 2016 ~ Rain Stickland is coming on to share her experiences as a new author, such as the pitfalls to watch out for, the mistakes so many newly published writers make, and how to make sure your book becomes a success. She's also going to talk a little bit about her latest release, Ground Zero, which is the continuation of her successful Tipping Point trilogy.
March 30, 2016 ~ Joseph Salamon is the CEO and one of the founding partners of Stuck in Bed Fitness LLC, the company that makes the In Bed Med Chair, which has endorsements from such big names as Dr. Michael Roizen. He'll be coming on to talk about how this medical device and exercise machine can help people who are confined to a wheelchair or bed, so they don't develop secondary problems from lack of movement and exercise. He's also going to tell us about the In Bed and Chair Recovery Foundation, which helps fund lower income families so they can get one of these very necessary devices.
March 23, 2016 ~ Catherine and Barry Cohen are the hosts of the popular and unique podcast, Together 24-7, which talks about how to be in business with your spouse or partner, without ruining your relationship. They're coming on to talk to Steve about how they do it, and how you can, too, if you've got the right mindset. They'll be discussing the kinds of questions you need to ask yourself, and ask your partner, before starting a business together.
March 16, 2016 ~ Vikki Claflin is the author of Who Left the Cork Out of My Lunch?, along with other best-selling humor-based books on dealing with midlife, marriage, Parkinson's, you name it. She coming on to tell us about her latest book, as well as talk a little bit about her previous ones. She'll be talking to Steve about what she calls, "Mastering midlife like a ninja," and why it's so hard for people to let go of the myth that youth is so necessary or important.
March 9, 2016 ~ Dr. Kathryn Foster, relationship and romance psychologist and author of multiple books on that very subject, is going to be talking about her latest book, What Women Want . . . Really! The pocketbook guide for men explains what women are really looking for, and how to interact with them to be able to build a lasting relationship, so Steve is going to discuss some of those issues with her.
March 2, 2014 ~ Donnie P. is the author of How to Catch a Mouse with No Cheese, and an experienced entrepreneur. He's going to talk about some of the advice in his book, and what it takes to be a success in the real world of business. He's also got a new autobiography coming out soon, so we're going to hear a little bit about that.
February 24, 2016 ~ Stephanie Osborn is the Interstellar Woman of Mystery. She's the author of over 25 books, including her popular Sherlock Holmes series. For more than 20 years she worked in civilian and military space programs, and by a unusual set of circumstances forecast the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. She's a rocket scientist, and is what is called a polymath, with multiple graduate and undergraduate degrees in astronomy, chemistry, physics, and mathematics. And that's only part of what she does!
February 17, 2016 ~ Michael Grandinetti has performed in the national spotlight for some time now. You may recognize him from some of the NFL or Chicago Bulls' half-time shows. Or, perhaps you know him from The CW, where he has starred in their "Masters of Illusion" series. He's even performed at the White House. Now he's going to discuss with Steve some of the behind-the-scenes stuff that everyone wants to know, about the illusions and stunts that are being performed on-stage.
February 10, 2016 ~ Isis Jade is a former trafficking victim and the author of a number of books about universal enlightenment. She is going to be talking to Steve about her very real, personal experiences with harmony after tragedy, and her connection with the universe that allows her to live her passion, as well as teach others how to fulfil their own purpose.
February 3, 2016 ~ This week we're going to have a very unusual show. Steve is going to be talking to a former pirate, and we're not referring to someone who illegally downloads music and movies. It might come as a surprise to our listeners, but piracy on the open seas is alive and well. Captain Tonz bills himself as a modern-day Privateer Peiran Pirate. Also known as Anthony Cummins, the author of the novel The Thirteenth Day, he will be filling us in on what it means to be a real-life pirate.
January 27, 2016 ~ Steven Roberts, the author of Winning the Money Game in College, is coming back on the show just in time for all those who are going to be filling out their college and university applications. If you're looking to avoid as much student loan debt as possible, you need to check out this show. You don't have to find yourself drowing in debt after you graduate!
January 20, 2016 ~ Steve is going to be talking to Pat Wright, a leader for the group LegalizeFerrets.org. They're going to be chatting about the difficulties in getting ferrets legalized as pets in places such as California and New York City. As the third most common pet in North America, it may come as a surprise to many that there's any doubt there should be a place for them in people's home, but the difficulty seems to lie in finding legislators willing to take on that battle, and overcoming common misconceptions and myth.
January 13, 2016 ~ Rain Stickland will be interviewing Steve on his upcoming book. Already the author of the personal safety book for women, Protect Yourself: The Simple Keys Women Need to be Safe and Secure, Steve has chosen to write on the even more sensitive topic of children's safety. His upcoming book will be talking about all the things that parents and caregivers need to know, to ensure that the children in their care remain safe.
January 6, 2016 ~ Charlotte Kemp is a Playboy centerfold coming on to talk about her book, Centerfolds, and share some of the salacious inside stories about celebrities she's known, along with the stories of other centerfolds she's encountered. She has some pretty wild tales about major stars, from Tom Cruise to Bill Cosby, so you're really going to want to tune in for this show!
December 30, 2015 ~ Don C. Harris is a pastor who could never quite reconcile himself to the dogma of the church. He still believed completely in God, but went out on his own to discover the truth in his beliefs. He traveled all over looking for answers. The result was his book Think RED Ink, wherein he talks about his experiences. This show is for anyone who has ever questioned the teachings of their church, and perhaps felt a little guilty for doing so.
December 9, 2015 ~ Steve LaNore is a certified broadcast meteorologist. He's the author of Twister Tales: Unraveling Tornado Myths, and he's coming on to talk a bit about climate change, global warming, and other weather-related issues that many of us don't really understand. Climate change is such a hot-button topic, with far too many half-truths floating around, that no one seems to understand what the real situation is. We're going to find out from someone who knows what they're talking about.
December 2, 2015 ~ Rosalinda Randall is the author of Don't Burp in the Boardroom, and an expert on business etiquette. The kinds of behaviours we exhibit on a daily basis at work can impact the perception employer and co-workers will have, and how successful and effective we are during group projects. She's going to tell us a bit about the kinds of mistakes people make when they're trying to land a job, promotion, or contract. We're also going to find out some positive changes we can make to really impress the people we're dealing with.
November 25, 2015 ~ Luis Minero is the author of Demystifying the out-of-body Experience. He's coming on to talk to Steve about the truth behind OOBEs, and whether or not they're real. Our guest has over 30 years' experience with out-of-body experiences, and other paranormal phenomena. He explains how anyone can have an OOBE, and what it's like. Luis Minero is the Global President of the International Academy of Consciousness, which has research centers in nine countries throughout the world.
November 11, 2015 ~ TKP marks its one-year anniversary of the new format, and this time Steve is going to interview his executive producer on the new book she has coming out. Rain Stickland's Tipping Point will be released on Friday, November 13th, and listeners will find out what it's all about. You'll have a chance to hear more about the release date, and learn something of the very real dangers that are covered in the book.
November 4, 2015 ~ Inflammatory breast cancer can be a devastating diagnosis, but there is hope. Understanding a disease is always the first line of defense, even if you're not a doctor. Patti Bradfield is going to be talking to Steve about the latest news, including the ongoing misdiagnosis of IBC. As one of the founders of the Inflammatory Breast Cancer Foundation, Patti works diligently toward educating the public, particularly those in the medical profession.
October 28, 2015 ~ For Hallowe'en we're bringing our listeners a special treat. We have Shay Parker coming on to tell us all about the reality behind psychic energy, and whether or not it's even possible to perform spells, hexes and curses. She has hosted on CBS radio, has a weekly show on iHeart, and has interviewed top names like Melissa Etheridge and Shirley MacLaine. Her website directory claims to be very discerning, requiring psychics to pass rigid testing before being added to the list, so expect this to be a very informative show about all things psychic.
October 21, 2015 ~ Istvan Kolossvary is a scientist who just might be able to help us reconcile religion and science. Many who believe in creationism have a very hard time accepting the possibility of evolution. Those who are hard and fast believers in science have just as difficult of a time accepting the possibility of a divine creator. Our guest is the author of The Fabric of Eternity, which delves into this very thought-provoking topic, which may help us find the real answer.
October 14, 2015 ~ Dale Ingraham is a pastor with a very sad story to tell about the abuse his wife received as a child, at the hands of her own father, also a pastor. He is the author of Tear Down This Wall of Silence: Dealing with Sexual Abuse in our Churches. He travels in both Canada and the U.S. with his wife, Faith, speaking out and trying to build not only awareness of this issue, which seems to be rampant in churches of every denomination, but also create a dialogue for solutions to the problem.
October 7, 2015 ~ Josh Gressel, an expert with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, is coming on to talk about something most people consider a terrible character trait, and possible even a deadly sin. His book, Embracing Envy: Finding the Spiritual Treasure in our Most Shameful Emotion, is all about envy, and how we can turn it into something positive and helpful.
September 30, 2015 ~ Donna Thomas is coming back to talk about her myriad interviews with some of the most infamous killers of our time. She's apparently spoken with everyone from Ted Bundy and Scott Peterson, who was the subject of her true-crime book, I'm Sorry I Lied to You, all the way through to Charles Manson and Richard Ramirez. She's going to tell us what that was like for her, and how she managed to get in to see them.
September 23, 2015 ~ Donna Thomas is the author of Intended for Mature Audiences, and is a sought-after expert in the genre of true crime, who has interviewed countless serial killers. She's coming on the show to talk about her book, which delves into the case of Timothy J. Boham, an adult film star who was accused of murder.
September 16, 2015 ~ Elizabeth Upton is a former nun, who entered the convent at fifteen and chose to walk way after more than twenty years. Her memoir, Secrets of a Nun: My Own Story, talks about life inside the catholic church and her reasons for such a drastic change. The need for a fresh start is something many of our listeners will related to, and she's going to tell us what was going on in her mind at the time, and how she found the courage ~ not only to walk away from the convent, but also to enter it at such a young age.
September 9, 2015 ~ Dave Pounder is the author of Obscene Thoughts: A Pornographer's Perspective on Sex, Love, and Dating. He's also produced, directed and performed in adult films for over a decade. He believes that it's natural for men to cheat, and that women shouldn't worry about it if it happens. His documentary project, Risky Business: A Look Inside America's Adult Film Industry, talks about everything from the reasons why people get involved in adult films, to regulations and testing for STDs. There's no getting around the fact that pornography is very popular with both men and women, and we're going to get an inside look at that industry.
September 2, 2015 ~ Sarah Lyons Fleming, author of the apocalyptic novel series, Until the End of the World, is coming on to talk about Preppers, the people who practice preparedness in their daily lives. Calling herself Prepper-Lite, Sarah will be explaining to us what it means to be a Prepper, and all the activities that go into it. It's a lifestyle most of us dabble in to some degree, whether it's simply a matter of stocking emergency candles and extra batteries for the flashlight, or canning vegetables from the family garden. Most people prepare for power outages, and some prepare for disasters. Wherever you fall on the spectrum you won't want to miss this!
August 26, 2015 ~ Wayne Pearsall is coming back for a special celebration. The author of Another Typical Cleveland Experience (and other tales of a baseball junkie) will be coming on to talk about a major milestone in his obsession with baseball. He has managed to visit over one hundred baseball stadiums, and he's got some great stories to tell us about his recent adventures.
August 5, 2015 ~ Roger Lambert has a very unique life experience to share with his readers, and everyone who listens to the show. He's the author of Paying Victory's Price, and what is truly amazing is that he was a successful basketball coach for more than 27 years ~ all while being blind. This was a man who was very determined not to be limited by vision-impairment. His story only goes to show that there is nothing that is unobtainable in this world, if you're determined not to let anything stand in your way!
July 29, 2015 ~ US Navy Submariner, W. C. Reed, is an expert on a number of global issues, including oil and economic situations all over the world. He's written a number of books on the topic, both fiction and non-fiction, and has a great deal to tell us about something he calls the petro-dollar. Many people are confused about what's happening on the international political stage, and how everything ties in together, so he's going to help us all understand these important issues.
July 22, 2015 ~ Michael Modzelewski went on a wilderness trek to write a book, and came out of the wild to find out he was suddenly Cosmopolitan Magazine's Bachelor of the Month, among other things. His book, Wild Life: The Miss-Adventures of a Cosmo Bachelor, documents that surreal experience. He's also written mutliple books on his experiences trekking through various wilderness areas, which was what set the whole crazy ride in motion.
July 15, 2015 ~ Judy Flickinger is a nurse and the author of Spirit Matters: How to Remain Fully Alive with a Life-Limiting Illness. She's going to be discussing end-of-life care and the deficiencies within the healthcare system that are making arguably the most challenging and scary time in a person's life even more difficult to bear. She'll be helping us understand what's missing, and what can be done about it to make things a little easier.
July 8, 2015 ~ Tina Gayle, author of I Wrote My First Story - Now What?, in addition to more than twenty fairly racy novels, is going to have plenty of advice and experience to share with hopeful writers. Changes in the publishing industry have made it possible for more and more people to publish their work. No longer constrained to agents and traditional publishing houses, many writers are taking the indie route, and with good reason. Whether you're a writer looking to publish a book, or a voracious reader, this is an exciting time in literary circles.
July 1, 2015 ~ Melissa Groman, LCSW, the author of Better is Not So Far Away, is an expert on bingeing, starving and cutting ~ heartbreaking issues that can cost lives. These poorly understood problems are far more common than many people realize, and the issues can be hidden even from those closest to the ones suffering from them. Ms. Groman uses her personal and professional experience to help others heal mentally and physically, and unite their inner and outer worlds. If you know anyone you even think might have an eating disorder, or who may be cutting themselves to gain control over the pain in their lives, please tune in for this show.
June 24, 2015 ~ College is a time for learning and making great memories. It's also a time for accumulating massive debt for the vast majority of students, and that debt isn't so easily paid off. Student loans and the interest incurred are crippling young people who thought they would have a great life if only they got a better education. Steven C. Roberts has some great advice for those students in his book, Winning the Money Game in College, and explains how they can get through college without student loans ~ no matter what major they're taking or their grade point average. He's coming on to talk about what students can do to stay debt-free and get the education they need. If you know anyone who is in college or university, or who will eventually be enrolling, you need to tune in this week!
June 17, 2015 ~ This time we have an expert with a whole new slant on correlation and causation with crime statistics. Rick Nevin is a Senior Economist for ICF International, and an expert in localized environmental impact. He has a lot to tell us about the effects of lead paint on developing brains, and why he thinks it's had such a huge impact on the crime rates in various areas. He's got plenty of good reasons why you need to have someone come in and check for lead paint in your home, especially if you have young children in the house.
(Rick Nevin image credit: Carolyn Cyran)
June 10, 2015 ~ Dr. Kathryn Foster, relationship and romance psychologist and author of multiple books on that very subject, is going to be talking about her latest book, The Naked Truth About Men (And Romance). She reveals the brain structure and hormonal differences that manifest in the guts of a relationship. Dr. Foster bases her ideas on the latest in neuroscientific research, and theories about what we can and can't expect from each gender. There has always been a great deal of debate as to whether or not there are real differences between men and women at the neurological level, so we look forward to Dr. Foster shedding some light on the subject.
June 3, 2015 ~ Gwen Gistarb, author of The Lesson Plan, with 28 years' experience as a school teacher and personal experience as a parent, is going to talk to Steve about mother-daughter relationships. She believes she can help mothers and daughters relate to one another better, and has her own opinions about why there may be problems now that might not have been around in previous generations. Women with either a mother or a daughter are going to want to hear what she has to say on this topic.
May 13, 2015 ~ Dean Roberts has an unusual way of life, perhaps, but it's one that our listeners can benefit a great deal from learning about. He's the author of I'll Fix My Head Before I'm Dead, was expelled from school at sixteen, and then went on to spend the next tweny-five years building a multi-million-dollar manufacturing business. He's most certainly an expert in his business, but he's got some other truths to tell us that he's just as certain about.
May 6, 2015 ~ Addiction is a problem faced by millions of people around the world. David Chaloner has a different way of looking at addiction recovery, and he's going to explain his views to us. He's the author of ASK - Addiction Survival Kit. Not only does he deal with the addicted individual, but with their whole support system of family and friends. The current way of doing things might not be as effective as it could be, so he wants to see it change.
April 29, 2015 ~ Steve is the one in the hot seat this time, when his producer comes on to interview him about his book, Protect Yourself: The Simple Keys Women Need to Be Safe and Secure. Steve's genuinely caring nature comes out during his interviews, but you might be surprised just how deeply his concerns run, and the reasons for them. As a former law enforcement supervisor, three-time violent crime survivor, and martial arts expert, this is a man who knows how dangerous the world can really be for women, and he'd like to see that change.
April 22, 2015 ~ Why do women cheat? Our guest this week thinks he has the answer. Daniel A. Gray is coming on to talk to Steve about his life as a pick-up artist and the book he wrote about his experiences. He's the author of Why Women Cheat: Confessions of a Pickup Artist, in addition to being a certified neuro-linguisitics programmer, and he has plenty to say about infidelity and how it happens.
April 15, 2015 ~ The legalities of marriage equality. Steve is going to be talking about the issue with Mark Biggerman, an attorney who knows the ins and outs of the legal system, and what the laws mean. Every state in the US is currently struggling with these issues. Other countries have legalized same-sex marriage, so we're going to see how the issue is being handled throughout America, and why it's such a hot-button topic right now. In light of contradictory decisions among the five federal appeals courts, the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to resolve the issue once and for all, and Mark is going to explain how all of that came about.
April 8, 2015 ~ Jeff Rasley, author of Godless: Living a Valuable Life Beyond Belief, returned to his passion of adventure trekking after 30 years in the legal profession. A tragic accident, however, brought home to him the risks taken by Nepalese porters. That's when he chose a very unique path in life, and started what he calls philanthro-trekking. He became heavily involved with his pet project, The Basa Village Foundation, building a school, a hydroelectric system, and many other developments. He's coming on to talk about his amazing adventures, as well as his latest book, where he discusses the difference between beliefs and values.
April 1, 2015 ~ John Rixey Moore, author of the memoirs Hostage of Paradox and Company of Stone, is going to be our guest, and will be telling Steve about his experiences in Vietnam as a Green Beret that led him to write his books. Our listeners may recognize his voice, as well as his pictures, because he's the voice we hear during many network commercials, and hosts popular shows on The History Channel about some very interesting topics.
March 25, 2015 ~ David Merkatz, author of Wrongly Charged, is going to talk to Steve about his personal experience of being wrongfully charged, and why he felt he had to write his book to help other people in the same situation. David was a locksmith at one time, suspected, along with other locksmiths, of having committed a crime, and then was wrongfully charged. A matter of maybe just being in the wrong profession at the wrong time, and he knows well that it could happen to anyone at any time. Make sure you tune in for this show, so you know what to do if it happens to you, or someone you care about!
March 18, 2015 ~ Wayne Pearsall, author of Another Typical Cleveland Experience (and other tales of a baseball junkie), is going to tell us all about the heartwarming game of baseball. It's America's favorite pastime for good reason, and Wayne tells us why it has become so important in the United States. Opening games are coming up all over North America as the season begins, so you're not going to want to miss this. Particularly if you're a fan of the game.
March 11, 2015 ~ Samuel M. Salamon MD, a practicing physician and one of the founders and developers of In Bed Med Recovery, will be talking to Steve about what's really happening in the trenches of modern healthcare. Everything from the current corporate culture to private practice, and how those things are affecting real patients in the United States. More and more private practices seem to be disappearing or merging with large corporate medical facilities, and Dr. Salamon is going to explain what may be going on.
March 4, 2015 ~ Nancy Hartwell, author and expert on human trafficking, is coming on to explain to us, and to our listeners, what's happening right now. With nearly a million people becoming enslaved every single year, the fallout is staggering for those that are left behind, and it's far worse for those who have been enslaved. After a personal experience that opened up her eyes to the horrific reality of 'trafficking in persons' as it is termed by the United Nations, Nancy Hartwell has made it her life's work. She's written several fictionalized accounts of the real stories of trafficking victims, and their terrifying reality.
February 25, 2015 ~ Dr. Joe Alton and Amy Alton, also known as Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, co-authors of The Survival Medicine Handbook, are going to talk about how to help yourself when outside help is not coming. If you've ever been in a situation where you couldn't get to a hospital for an emergency, or you can imagine yourself or family members in that situation at any point in the future, then you know the value of being able to look after sudden injuries.
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February 11, 2015 ~ Laura Johnston Kohl, survivor of the Jonestown cult tragedy and author of Jonestown Survivor: An Insider's Look, is coming on the show to share some of her knowledge and experiences within the cult. So few people survived, while hundreds died. According to her, her survival was a mere fluke, and she spent many years recovering from the damage done to her. In reaction to her situation she has gone on to further her education in psychology, and, perhaps not surprisingly, one of the topics she covers is survivor's guilt.
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February 4, 2015 ~ Hollywood movie actress, supermodel, Playboy Bunny and Dallas Cowboy cheerleader, Abigail Rich is the very definition of a person who is much more than meets the eye. Surviving a helicopter crash in which she was given almost no chance of survival and recovery, she pulled through with a new perspective and an amazing way of looking at life. Her story, and the progression of her life, are as unique as she is, and you're going to want to get to know her.
(Images of Abigail Rich are used with permission, and are the sole property and creation of Abigail Rich and Model Shots Photography.)
January 28, 2015 ~ Dr. Robert Weil, host of the radio show The Sports Doctor, will be coming on to discuss the long-term effects dealt with by young athletes later in life. If you've got children or grandchildren in sports, this is information you need. Athletic involvement can be healthy, and a good habit to get into, but there may be a point where it becomes too much for developing bodies, and Dr. Weil is going to give us that information.
January 21, 2015 ~ Richard Hobbs, author of Radical Islam at War with the World, served in the Pentagon and Middle East Bureau of the State Department, and worked extensively in the middle east. In addition to Radical Islam, he has written two other books on the middle east, and the problems currently being faced there. He's going to tell us why he feels the Islamic faith more closely resembles a cult, rather than a religion, and with the recent killings in Nigeria and France, this is a show you're going to want to tune in for.
January 14, 2015 ~ Our series on childhood sexual trauma continues as Tiffany Whitmore talks about her own situation wherein she wasn't the only child involved. During one instance a friend of hers was brought in and subjected to the same abuse. To make matters worse, the perpetrators later attempted to sell the child pornography that was created as a result of their victimization.
(Trigger Warning: This episode contains details and information that may be triggering or traumatic, particularly for those that have shared similar experiences.)
January 7, 2015 ~ Part One of a series on childhood sexual trauma ~ Montez White, who was the childhood victim of sexual violence, perpetrated by the boyfriend of his own mother. He's not only going to tell us what happened to him, but how it has affected him through his life - in his teenage years, and into adulthood - twenty years after the fact. Now, as a young rap artist, he talks about the traps he's fallen into as a result of his traumatic childhood.
(Trigger Warning: This episode contains details and information that may be triggering or traumatic, particularly for those that have shared similar experiences.)
December 17, 2014 ~ Nigerian-born Dr. Rizi Timane, author of An Unspoken Compromise, as well as minister and associate clinical social worker, will be coming back to discuss transgender issues in greater detail. Having gone through the surgical procedures required to become male, he knows exactly what it means to go through the transformation, as well as what it is like to be born in a body that felt completely wrong to him. Now he speaks on transgender issues, is a certified grief counselor, and a talented recording artist with some great songs to share. As a special treat for our listeners we've received special permission to include his uplifting song, The Way God Made Me, in this week's podcast. If you love it as much as we do, you can find it here.
December 10, 2014 ~ Treyce Montoya, forensic handwriting analyst, expert and author of more than twenty books including, Loving My Inner Mean Girl, will be on to talk about her work. She's advised television shows such as Criminal Minds, and provided case commentaries to media outlets such as ABC and TruTV. With plenty of degrees to back her up, her life was still no bed of roses. She was diagnosed with Asperger's in 1981, but it was hidden from her until her mother's death in 2007. Her memoir details a long history of bullying and abuse in many forms, yet she's still been able to create a life she can call her own. This show is a 'can't miss' for people from all walks of life.
December 3, 2014 ~ Abby Kohut, author of Absolutely Abby's 101 Job Search Secrets, is going to be telling us why so many people are still out of work, and why they aren't getting the jobs they should be getting. She's also going to tell us why she's traveling across the country on her quest to help people find those jobs. Get genuinely helpful job-finding advice from an expert who has hired tens of thousands of people...and was forced to reject a million others.
November 26, 2014 ~ Suzanne Perry, 22-year survivor of a sexually violent relationship, is coming on to talk about how she managed to survive, and what it took to recover and move on. She's the founder of Love Shouldn't Hurt TV, in addition to a media business, so she has managed to turn her pain into a success story. Tune in to find out how she did it!
November 19, 2014 ~ Renée Mollan-Master, M. A., makes you feel a whole lot better about yourself and your potential. Her book, You Are Smarter Than You Think! Using Your Brain the Way it Was Designed, is all about releasing the potential that's trapped inside you. Not everyone can think the same way everyone else does - the expected way, and in most cases everyone is a little different, so here's your chance to learn how to tap into your true potential when it comes to your own intelligence.
November 12, 2014 ~ Temple Hayes talks about her book, When Did You Die? 8 Steps to Stop Dying Every Day and Start Waking Up. This is an amazing topic for our listeners who feel like they're just ambling through life without really living it. If you're one of those who feels like they're not truly awake, you need to tune in and listen to what she has to tell you!
November 5, 2014 ~ This time Steve gets interviewed for a little while. Special appearance by Rain Stickland, executive producer of The Kovacs Perspective. TKP has changed a little bit, and we wanted to tell you what to expect with the revamped version of the show...and why we're making the changes. We're really excited about what we're doing. You're still going to get the same great, conversational interview style as Steve speaks from the heart and invites his guests to do the same, and we know you're going to love the small changes we've made!

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