#0378: Blythe Ward on Step-Parenting; Dr. Frieda Birnbaum on Facebook friends & Vince Fernandez, author of “Little Sister”

Featuring Blythe Wardauthor of Stepping Up to a Happy Stepfamily; psychologist Dr. Frieda Birnbaum on whether Facebook friends are real friends; & Vince Fernandez, author of the thriller novel, Little Sister

Blythe Ward is the author of Stepping Up to a Happy Stepfamily, a book that delves into the challenges that stepfamilies face with managing an “instant family.”

Are Facebook friends really your friends? That’s the question we put to Dr. Frieda Birnbaum, a research psychologist and psychoanalyst.

Vince Fernandez has been in the financial field for more than 20 years. But he’s ventured onto the literary side to write a novel called Little Sister, a thriller that takes you into the possible world of remote control murder.

This week’s opening slate is presented by reviewer Stuart Nulman from Book Banter.  You can also read Stuart’s reviews in The Montreal Times.

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#0377: Military historian David O’Keefe; West Indian WWII vets in Canada; photographer Glenn Nielsen

Featuring military historian, David O’Keefe, one of the producers of the feature length docudrama, Black Watch Snipers; Canadian Forces veterans of West Indian descent; & photographer Glenn Nielsen

Military historian, David O’Keefe, a producer of the feature length docudrama, Black Watch Snipers, chronicling the Canadian sharp shooters of The Black Watch during World War II. The docudrama will first air on Remembrance Day, November 11th, on History Canada. (See the trailer on YouTube).

From an interview done in 2002 on the television show Soul Call, a chat with several members of the Canadian Forces who were of West Indian backgrounds. Four vets, Owen Rowe, Vince Cadogan, Bert Wharton and Leo Riveira. This is the audio from part of their appearance on the show. You can watch even more of the segment by going to my YouTube page.

Photographic expert, Glenn Nielsen, author of Photo Bomb: Take Your Family Photos From Ordinary to Outstanding, on the battle between smart phone cameras vs DSLR’s.

This week’s opening slate is presented by Michael Armstrong, reporter for Global National.

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#0376: Screen queen Tippi Hedren; author Tracey Goessel; & haunted house owner, Blair Murphy

Featuring screen legend, Tippi Hedren, author of Tippi: A Memoir; Tracey Goessel, author of The First King of Hollywood: The Life of Douglas Fairbanks; and Blair Murphy, who lives in a haunted house, the former Grand Midway Hotel in Western Pennsylvania

Tippi Hedren is one of the biggest names of classic Hollywood and one of the most famous ‘Hitchcock girls.’ She has just released her new memoir simply entitled, Tippi: A Memoir.

Tracey Goessel has written a book that takes you back to the earliest days of film. It’s called The First King of Hollywood: The Life of Douglas Fairbanks and it shares the story of the silent film superstar. Tracey is also the founder of the Los Angeles-based Film Preservation Society.

Blair Murphy is an independent filmmaker originally from Los Angeles. He bought the Grand Midway Hotel in Pennsylvania 15 years ago. It’s known as one of the most haunted places in Western Pennsylvania. He’s also seeking to create on the building’s roof the world’s largest Ouija board.

This week’s opening slate is presented by Todd Gallagher, Emperor for Life at Entertainment Media.

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#0375: Robert S.Bader on The Marx Brothers; & IT specialist Nick Paras on computer hacking

Featuring Robert S. Bader, author of Four of the Three Musketeers: The Marx Brothers on Stage; IT specialist Nick Paras, president & founder of Alpha Computing Solutions, on preventing computer hacking; and Stuart Nulman with another edition of Book Banter

Before film made them international comedy legends, the Marx Brothers developed their comedic skills on stage over a period of a quarter of a century. Robert S. Bader chronicles that era with his book Four of the Three Musketeers: The Marx Brothers on Stage.

By the year 2020 billions of devices will be connected to the internet. With all this technology, consumers are exposed to an increased risk of falling victim to criminal activity such as being hacked. We get some security tips from information technology expert, Nick Paras, president and founder of Alpha Computing Solutions.

Stuart Nulman with another edition of Book Banter.  This week’s reviewed book is Cross Kill written by James Patterson, (Little, Brown, $5.99).

This week’s opening slate is presented by former broadcaster turned high school teacher, Kevin Holden.

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#0374: Ritch Shydner, Tom Scarda & The Gabby Cabby

Featuring comic Ritch Shydner, author of Kicking Through The Ashes; franchise expert,Tom Scarda on the one-year anniversary of McDonald’s all day breakfast; and Peter Franklin, the Gabby Cabby, shares a slice of the Big Apple from his yellow mobile conveyance lounge

The 1980’s saw an explosion of stand-up comedy and Ritch Shydner was at ground zero, with other young comics such as Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, Roseanne Barr and Tim Allen.  Now he has written a book sharing his experiences during those wild times called Kicking Through The Ashes.

Last week was the one year anniversary of the very successful McDonald’s All-Day Breakfast menu in the United States. Franchise expert, Tom Scarda, shares some of the reasons for their success. He’s the author of Franchise Savvy: 6 Strategies Pros Use to Pick Top Performing Franchises.

Peter Franklin, the Gabby Cabby, is in New York to share a slice of the Big Apple from his yellow mobile conveyance lounge.

This week’s opening slate is presented by voice over artist, broadcaster and former co-worker, Rob Wreford

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#0373: Linda S. Godfrey, Yolanda M. Tucker & Stuart Nulman

Featuring Linda S. Godfrey, author of Monsters Among Us talking about the strange creatures of legend that may lurk around us; Yolanda M. Tucker, author of Blessed Beyond Belief on the secrets to unlocking a woman’s mind; and Stuart Nulman with another edition of Book Banter

Linda S. Godfrey is an author and investigator who has written 17 books on strange creatures. Her latest book is Monsters Among Us: An Exploration of Otherworldly Bigfoots, Wolfmen, Portals, Phantoms, and Odd Phenomena.

To many men, the inner workings of a woman’s mind are a complete mystery. Is it a mystery that should be unlocked? Yolanda M. Tucker is a lifestyle strategist and empowerment expert and the author of Blessed Beyond Belief and also Lessons Learned: My Reflection.

Stuart Nulman is in with another edition of Book Banter.  This week’s reviewed book is This Is a Book About the Kids in the Hall written by John Semley, (ECW Press, $19.95).

This week’s opening slate is presented by Carolyn Fe, singer/songwriter for the Carolyn Fe Blues Collective. She has three award winning CD’s and also hosts an online blues radio show.

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#0372: Actress Mekia Cox; legal pot seller, Mike Babins & author/comic Jeffrey Gurian

Featuring actress Mekia Cox from two hit TV series, ABC’s Secrets & Lies and NBC’s Chicago Med; Mike Babins owner of Vancouver’s Evergreen Cannabis Society; and Jeffrey Gurian, author of Man Robs Bank With His Chin & Laughing Legends

Actress Mekia Cox is very busy. She has featured roles in not one, but two hit television series this season. She’s a lead actress in the second season of Secrets & Lies on ABC and she also has a recurring role on the NBC drama, Chicago Med.

Mike Babins and his wife live in British Columbia where they run a non-profit compassion club called Evergreen Cannabis Society.

Jeffrey Gurian is the author of two new books, Man Robs Bank with His Chin: And Other Stories Missed by the Mainstream Media and Laughing Legends: How The Comic Strip Club Changed The Face of Comedy. You can also follow him on his YouTube channel.

This week’s opening slate is presented by Chris Jackson, co-host of The Spoon. He also a musician/singer/songwriter who fronts the band Nice Guy Eddie

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#0371: NASA expert, Rod Pyle; remembering actor Hugh O’Brian; & dream analyst Craig Webb

Featuring NASA expert, Rod Pyle, author of two new books, Mars: Making Contact & Blueprint For A Battlestar; we remember the late actor, Hugh O’Brian, who died earlier this month at 91, with a portion of an interview we did with him from February 2015; and dream analyst, Craig Webb, author of The Dreams Behind The Music.

NASA expert Rod Pyle, has two new books out, Mars: Making Contact and Blueprint for a Battlestar.

Remembering Hugh O’Brian, the acting legend and one of the last remaining classic Western stars, best remembered as the star of the TV series, The Life And Legend Of Wyatt Earp. He passed away on September 5th at the age of 91. He was originally on the program in February 2015. Hugh had written his memoir, entitled Hugh O’Brian: Or What’s Left Of Him.

Craig Webb is a dream analyst and the author of The Dreams Behind The Music: Learn Creative Dreaming as 100 Top Artists Reveal their Breakthrough Inspirations.

This week’s opening slate is presented by Mike Babins, owner of Evergreen Cannabis Society, one of the only approved and fully licensed compassion clubs in Vancouver

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