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125 million Americans suffer from Computer Vision Syndrome.  Are you one of them?  Optometrist and author Dr. Jeffrey Anshel joins Dr. Val to discuss what happens to our eyes when using the computer and digital devices and offer tips on what we can do to minimize or prevent eye strain, discomfort, and fatigue from computer or small device use.   Tune in Here.

On the latest edition of Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, Frank welcomes designer, decorator, and television host Monica Pedersen to the studio.   She and Frank are old HGTV buddies, and she’s stopping by to talk about the latest happenings in her life as well as for a Designed to Sell mini-reunion with DIY’s  very own Robert North.  In the Craftsmanship segment, Frank welcomes Lupita Kuri of the Sweet Ride cupcake truck to the studio to chat about how her business has taken off, and how she was featured on a recent edition of Cupcake Wars on the Food Network.  Tune in Here.

Tom Oliver is the Founder and CEO of the World Peace Festival and the World Peace Partnership. Hailed by the CEO of Interbrand as “the portal to millions of next-generation trendsetters and early adopters”, the WPF is the biggest peace event in history, with a target audience of over 1 billion people.  He joins Deepak Chopra Radio to discuss this  first worldwide peace initiative bringing together the leaders of business, politics, military, music, film, art and the Nobel Peace Prize winners. Tune in Here.

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As the darkest night of the year approaches, tune into Healthy Vision™ with Dr. Val Jones to learn safety tips for nighttime driving. Show guest John Ulczycki of the National Safety Council share safety tips for drivers of all ages, as well as ways to take care of your car. Optometrist and guest Dr. Cristina Schnider also joins Dr. Val to talk about what happens to your eyes at night and how you can take better care of your vision for driving in the dark. Tune in here.

Ida Liu, Managing Director and Senior Private Banker at Citi is featured on Deepak Chopra Radio on his segment, Keys to Success. Ida focuses on providing strategic advice and tailored solutions to ultra high net worth individuals. At Citi bank she heads up the Asian Client Group. Ida joined Citi from Vivienne Tam, a women’s wear design house, where she was Global Head of Sales, Marketing, Public Relations and Business Development. Tune in to here about Ida’s transition from fashion to finance.

On the latest edition of The Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, Frank welcomes Scott McGillivray, host of HGTV’s Income Property and All-American Handyman.  Scott gives his handy insight on how you can add income to your property.  Also, Cool Material senior editor, Ben Dahl joins Frank to talk about some of their best gift ideas for men from their 2011 Holiday Gift Guide. Tune in here.


What’s New on BlogTalkRadio’s Featured Stations

Professional athletes and weekend warriors all have the same thing in common: the need for excellent vision to succeed on the field and off.  Just as you train your muscles, there are easy exercises you can do to pump up your peepers. Tune into Healthy Vision™ with Dr. Val Jones now to listen to show guests Olympic champion sprinter Allyson Felix and optometrist and researcher Graham Erickson, O.D., talk about the connection between vision and performance in sports. Tune in here.

Skeptic Magazine founding publisher and editor, Michael Shermer, is the featured guest on the latest edition of Deepak Chopra RadioSkeptic Magazine is a scientific and educational magazine that features discussions with leading experts and investigates fringe science and paranormal claims. Michael is also a published author and a monthly columnist for Scientific American. He has also appeared on National TV, The Colbert Report, 20/20, Dateline, Charlie Rose, and Larry King Live. Tune in here.

On the latest Sunday edition of The Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, Frank welcomes Scott McGillivray, host of HGTV’s Income Property and All-American Handyman.  Scott gives his handy insight on how you can add income to your property.  Also, Cool Material senior editor, Ben Dahl joins Frank to talk about some of their best gift ideas for men from their 2011 Holiday Gift Guide. Tune in here.

What’s New on BlogTalkRadio’s Featured Stations

Studies show that driving in the dark for vision-corrected Americans aged 18 and over is difficult, and they have trouble seeing signs, animals, and even pedestrians.  Optometrist Dr. Cristina Schnider and John Ulczycki of the National Safety Council join Healthy Vision with Dr. Val Jones and discuss what happens to your eyes while driving on the road at night and discusses some of the newer vision correction options currently available. Tune into the program here now to learn more.

On the latest Sunday edition of The Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, Frank welcomes Davy Rothbart of FOUND Magazine and Nick Prueher of the Found Footage Festival.    Frank chats with Davy and Nick about their adventures finding and uncovering a wide array of neat items ranging from special thrift store merchandise to personal notes found on the ground. Tune in here.

Water is one of the biggest health and energy issues in the world today.  In the latest edition of Deepak Chopra Radio, Deepak welcomes Kevin McGovern, founder and Chairman of The Water Initiative, a company that develops and markets home-based water purification systems in developing countries, to discuss the global water issue and sustainable water solutions.  Chopra and McGovern examine how we can achieve substantial progress to cost effectively address these problems. Tune in here.

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On this week’s episode of the Todd Griffiths show, Todd welcomes special guest, Jeff Garrett, author of 100 Greatest US Coins. Todd and Jeff chat about coins, and Jeff shares some special behind the scenes stories on the creation of his successful book.

The Down & Dirty with Frank Fontana wrapped up its second season in great fashion with this past week’s entertaining episode.  First, Frank welcomes media renaissance man Ryan Manno.  He’s well-known in Chicago for his work at legendary alternative rock station Q101 and for his contributions to The Abe Kanan Show podcast.  In the Craftsmanship segment, Frank welcomes Artpentry founder Floyd A. Davis IV to the studio. Floyd is a trained carpenter and artist, and he’s been making some news with his Gentleman’s Boombox creations.

Recently the FlyLady network featured a special episode on the importance of regular eye exams for children and adults.  Dr. Justin Bazan discusses eye exams for kids. He shares how vision problems can impact learning and how regular screenings can make a difference.  He also shares how we can help children in the Boys & Girls Club of America receive free eye exams and glasses through the VSP Eye Pledge campaign.

BlogTalkRadio Recent Show Highlights

Milling About welcomes Hollywood’s hottest ‘It’ girl, Emma Stone.  Emma starred in the hit comedy films Superbad and Easy A. Emma joins host Robin Milling where she talks about being best buds with Paul McCartney and how in her most recent film Crazy, Stupid Love, she  pulled out of plans to re-enact Jennifer Grey’s famous Dirty Dancing leap in her new movie because bad memories from a childhood gym class prompted a panic attack on-set!

Fresh off her latest Daytime Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in the Bold and the Beautiful, Heather Tom stops by World Footprints to talk about her recent trip to Thailand, philanthropic activities and her climb to stardom.

The star of the cult classic Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Kristy Swanson joins Family Matters.  Her parents, Bob and Rosemary Swanson (now retired school teachers) home schooled Kristy from the age of 12 while she pursued acting.  Kristy Swanson is a long time veteran in the entertainment business and is known  for her roles in many films including Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Flowers in the Attic, Higher Learning, The Phantom, Big Daddy and more.

Listen healthily to Healthy Living as host Laura Theodore welcomes Dr. Pam Popper, one of the stars of the film Forks over Knives, based on the New York Times Best Selling book of the same title.   Dr. Popper also serves on the Physician’s Steering Committee for the Physicians’ Committee for Responsible Medicine and on this show, she discusses her recommended dietary plans for optimal health.

Host Bonnie MeChelle: For This Pro, Health Is a True ‘Labor’ of Love

When tuning in to The Healthtopia Radio Show, it doesn’t take long to realize something’s up—namely that host Bonnie MeChelle has got it going on in the broadcasting department. What with her effortless, energetic, entertaining delivery, the Atlanta-based certified fitness instructor would seem to be able to move to terrestrial radio in a snap. And indeed she has! Every Friday at noon, Healthtopia Radio can also be heard on the Peach State’s WAEC-AM. But no matter where you listen, you’re not alone. Our host currently boasts 240,000 listeners who tune in each week to…well, why bother explaining when we’ve got Bonnie herself sitting right here. Time to kick it, sugar…

soundbits-wordpress12Give us a 15-second pitch for your show—why should listeners tune in?

The Healthtopia Radio Show is a Christian health and wellness program designed to uplift your spirit and bless you with information that’ll help you through tough times. It features interviews from top television personalities and best-selling authors, who offer a unique perspective and the motivation for becoming wiser in the areas of parenting, relationships, spiritual growth and weight loss.

Bonnie: Slimmed down and fired up.

Bonnie: Slimmed down and fired up.

What’s the No. 1 reason why you host a BlogTalkRadio show?

My mission for The Healthtopia Radio Show is to spread the message of healthy living all over the world, and to help people love themselves and take better care of their bodies.

Tell us two things listeners would be surprised to learn about you?

For fun, I write children’s books and poetry in my spare time.

Who’s your broadcasting hero?

None other than Oprah Winfrey. I’ve been Continue reading

Flashback to Fran Drescher: Someone at Cedars-Sinai Outted My Cancer Surgery

What’s the world coming to when a cancer patient can’t even get treatment in private?

That’s the question Fran Drescher grappled with while opening up to us back in November about her frightening battle with the disease.

CAPTION: "I'm not glad I had cancer. I don't wish it on anyone. But I am better for it," Fran (above) told us.

"I'm not glad I had cancer. I don't wish it on anyone. But I am better for it," Fran (above) told us.

Interviewed on The Stupid Cancer Show, The Nanny star—who was diagnosed with uterine cancer in June 2000— recalled how being a celebrity became a liability during her ordeal.

“After two years and eight doctors—when I finally was told I did have cancer—the next week I was in [Cedars-Sinai Hospital in L.A.] getting major surgery,” Fran told host Matthew Zachary.

“I hadn’t really wrapped my mind around what that was and what the ramifications were— for a woman to have a radical hysterectomy when she had not had children yet.

“But I was already outed by Continue reading