Category Archives: Education

HGTV’s Stephanie McWilliams Gives BlogTalkRadio Some Fun Shui

BlogTalkRadio welcomes Feng Shui expert, Stephanie McWilliams, host of HGTV’s “Fun Shui.”

Today at 4pm, join Betsy as she welcomes Stephanie to tell you how to improve your lives through utilizing the principles of Feng Shui and explains why your home environment affects your happiness, money and yes, even more intimate things.

From Stephanie’s Evolving Arts Site:

Feng Shui takes a look at the powerful relationship we have with our environment, and helps us to artfully arrange these spaces so we feel as good as we possibly can. When we feel better and begin to think more optimistically about our hopes & dreams, we can draw these opportunities powerfully into our lives.

In this day and age, full of cell phones, pagers, blackberries, laptops, wireless internet, emails and GPS systems, we are bombarded with stimulus. Our world is transforming rapidly, and our lives are becoming more and more complex. Of all the times throughout history, we are in need of environments that heal. To maintain the pace, activity and responsibility we all are carrying, it is VITAL that our homes become a source of rest, rejuvenation, inspiration and health.

HGTV's Stephanie McWilliams Gives BlogTalkRadio Some Fun Shui

BlogTalkRadio welcomes Feng Shui expert, Stephanie McWilliams, host of HGTV’s “Fun Shui.”

Today at 4pm, join Betsy as she welcomes Stephanie to tell you how to improve your lives through utilizing the principles of Feng Shui and explains why your home environment affects your happiness, money and yes, even more intimate things.

From Stephanie’s Evolving Arts Site:

Feng Shui takes a look at the powerful relationship we have with our environment, and helps us to artfully arrange these spaces so we feel as good as we possibly can. When we feel better and begin to think more optimistically about our hopes & dreams, we can draw these opportunities powerfully into our lives.

In this day and age, full of cell phones, pagers, blackberries, laptops, wireless internet, emails and GPS systems, we are bombarded with stimulus. Our world is transforming rapidly, and our lives are becoming more and more complex. Of all the times throughout history, we are in need of environments that heal. To maintain the pace, activity and responsibility we all are carrying, it is VITAL that our homes become a source of rest, rejuvenation, inspiration and health.

BlogTalkRadio Welcomes Jack LaLanne Grandfather of Fitness

10 years ago BlogTalkRadio host Connie Bennett kicked sugar and became “reborn,” and she’s celebrating with Part II of her Gab-With-Gurus health extravaganza featuring the one and only Jack LaLanne.

Jack LalanneToday at 3pm ET on Stop Sugar Shock, Connie brings you Part II of her unique radio event that brings you heath experts to reboot, rejuvenate and rev up your life. Today’s featured health experts featured include:

Remember to check out Gab-With-Gurus Part I, to complete your healthy dose of inspiration and knowledge.

Columbia University Taps into BlogTalkRadio with Virtual Open Houses

At BlogTalkRadio, we have long since believed that uses of our technology would benefit the university crowd. And today we can see this in action as Columbia University’s School of Journalism hosts virtual open houses for prospective and current students.

ColumbiaModerated by BlogTalkRadio host and dean of students, Sree Sreenivasan, the open houses provide a platform where current and prospective Columbia journalism students can learn about the NYC “J School” and ask questions about the program. From orientation to deadlines, students worldwide can jump geography and get answers they need in real time.

Today’s 10am ET episode features two back-to-back 30-minute chats with Dean Nicholas Lemann and Dean Evan Cornog, director of the Columbia Journalism School M.A. Program, who will answer questions and talk about the program.

Sree Sreenivasan is Dean of Students and runs the school’s new media department. He specializes in helping journalists use technology better and faster. His technology reports appear once a week on WNBC-TV (he was WABC-TV’s Tech Guru for six years) and he writes a weekly Web Tips column for Poynter.org.

Financial Aid Podcast Live: Surviving the Student Lending Crunch on BlogTalkRadio

How will you pay for college in this economy? What are your best options for financial aid? What loans are available to you? Never fear, the Financial Aid Podcast goes live today to answer your questions.

Today at noon Eastern, join a select group of financial aid, media and industry leaders in a roundtable discussion about how you, as a student, parent, or family member can pay for college in 2008.

Panelists include:

  • Justin Draeger from the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
  • Gail Holt from Mt. Holyoke College and President-Elect, Massachusetts Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
  • Shelly Saunders from American Student Assistance
  • Susan Mead, Director Of Financial Aid for SUNY Dutchess Community College
  • Maria Koklanaris from Higher Education Washington, Inc.

Host Christopher S. Penn invites you to tune in, listen to advice from leading industry professionals, and ask questions to the panel of experts who will be addressing:

  • What is the current status of the student lending market? Will loans be available to me?
  • I keep hearing that loans might not be available from some lenders – what does that mean for my Stafford loan?
  • What is the government doing – or what should they do – to help make paying for college a reality for most students?
  • Where can I find scholarships, grants and other financial assistance?
  • What do “tighter credit requirements” mean to me?
  • and more!

National Autism Awareness Month on BlogTalkRadio

April is National Autism Awareness Month and BlogTalkRadio hosts, as ever, are on top of the current events that matter.

Tonight at 9pm ET, Naked Soma Raw Consciousness Radio welcomes special guest Patti Littwin, creator of the Yackle Ball. Littwin, with Ttalf Toys, is the Inventor of America’s new ‘X’ shaped ball, the Yackle Ball, which she created to help eliminate the problems many have with traditional balls to make it so that any age or athletic ability can be active.

On Friday at 1:30pm ET, Mrs. Jackie and Mrs. Jeanine bring it home and discuss how to be the best parent, family member, or friend to people dealing and living with a person that has autism.

And on Saturday at 10am ET, Autism Mom opens a forum for learning and sharing. Kids with autism have interest in all kinds of things and this show will teach you more. Hosted by “Hoverboard,” all are invited to share! Music, movie, book and game reviews, fun quizzes – Live on BlogTalkRadio.

BlogTalkRadio Welcomes Sree Sreenivasan

Everyone can learn something from Sree Sreenivasan. Today is your chance to find out how and why.

Sree Sree is Dean of Student Affairs & professor at Columbia Journalism School; tech reporter for WNBC-TV; co-founder of South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA), and author of SreeTips.com and the New to Sree blog. He’s recently launched SreeTips on BlogTalkRadio.

Today at 3pm ET, SreeTips will be hosting Blogging for Journalists: Best Practices from SreeTips.com. Tips and advice for print and TV journalists who are now blogging. Topics will include: basics of blogging; how to get started; building traffic; building your blog’s brand; making money; taking it to the next level. It will be hosted by Sree and David Kohn, Baltimore Sun’s health and science reporter.

Questions about Facebook? Last week Sree hosted a great show on Facebook for journalists. All of Sree’s tips can be used for BlogTalkRadio hosts, too, just listen in for tips and advice.

Sree is also the co-founder of SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Association, which also debuted its show on BlogTalkRadio yesterday, where Sree interviewed Anusha Shrivastava, a reporter at Dow Jones Newswires and SAJA’s new secretary and coordinator of its mentor program. Today’s SAJA show features Sandeep Junnarkar, SAJA’s new president.

Welcome to BlogTalkRadio, Sree.

BlogTalkRadio Broadcasts 50,000th Show

Yesterday we hit another milestone, fifty thousand shows (50,000!) broadcast from BlogTalkRadio since our August 2006 launch.

CurtisHS The 50,000th completed show was Warrior Radio Episode 11” from Curtis High School Podcast. The show is hosted by Curtis High School teachers Mr. Joe Sicilian and Mr. Sean Cogan, produced by Mike Davis. It provides updates and information for students, parents and alumni. Curtis High School is located in Staten Island, New York.

We called Mr. Joe Sicilian to congratulate him and let him know that we were sending him some T-shirts from the BlogTalkRadio Store. Here’s what he said:

“We love you guys. BlogTalkRadio is a living tool. You can make something flat, like a website, come to life with this thing. It really generates excitement and makes whatever you’re doing personal.”

“It’s not so much our kids, it’s our alumni. I get calls all the time from former students saying how great it is to be able to still hear my voice. And none of this would be possible without BlogTalkRadio. You come over anytime and we’ll give you the best four-dollar lunch you ever had. Anytime.”

Commenting on this milestone, Alan Levy, BlogTalkRadio CEO, host and co-founder said:

“It’s hard to believe that BlogTalkRadio, a platform which originated from a single blog when my dad was ill with Lymphoma has broadcast and archived 50,000 episodes. Truly incredible! I want to thank everyone associated with BlogTalkRadio including our staff, our thousands of active hosts and our millions of listeners.”

It took BlogTalkRadio hosts 18 months to reach 50,000 shows. By comparison, it only took 44 days to go from 40,000 shows (Dec 11, 2007) to 50,000 shows (Jan 24, 2008).

Contest: Predict when BlogTalkRadio will broadcast its 100,000th show. Pick a date and time and leave your best guess in the comments of this blog post. If you think tomorrow, comment “January 26, 2008, 1:43 pm.” All times considered Eastern. Closest to the mark gets a hat and T-shirt from our BlogTalkRadio Store delivered right to their door. Make sure you include a valid email address when you leave your comment (it won’t be visible to the public) so that we can contact you on that wonderful day. You have until the end of February to place your guess.