With the continuous rise of sports and recreational activities and the increased emphasis on improving athletic abilities, interest in the relationship between sports and vision has grown. Professional basketball player Dwight Howard joins Dr. Val to talk about the importance of good vision in his game, as well as his experience as a mentor in the ACUVUE® 1-DAY Contest. Additionally, optometrist and researcher Graham Erickson, O.D., talks about the vision skills required for sports, such as visual clarity, good peripheral vision, central vision and depth perception. Tune in to learn more.
Listen to The Tavis Smiley Network (TSN) and stay up to date on what’s new in politics, entertainment, literature and more. Last week Tavis spoke with bestselling author T.C. Boyle about his latest book Stories Two. Host Robert Ferguson of Diet Free Life tells you how to juice the right and wrong way. And that’s not all, check here to see who else came to TSN last week.
On Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, meet award-winning Brewster Peter Crowley. Crowley has won over 50 national and international awards for his brewing creations, including medals from the World Beer Cup and the Great American Beer Festival. He’ll be tantalizing your taste buds with some of his classic Belgian and contemporary American beer styles. Plus host Frank Fontana shares some secret tips and tricks for your DIY projects. Tune in here.
Whether you are a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, good vision is an important component to playing well. Dwight Howard joins Dr. Val to discuss what he focuses on during a game, as well as his experience as a mentor in the ACUVUE® 1-DAY Contest, where he counseled Anthony, an aspiring professional basketball player. Tune in here.
On Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, meet funnyman Kevin Bozeman. Kevin’s been performing his smooth stand-up style in clubs across the country and was the winner of HBO’s Comedy Competition in 2000. You’ll have seen him in Comedy Central’s PremiumBlend and most recently in the hit indie film Flat Chested, starring Luke Perry and Alicia Witt. Tune in here.
While you can see a sunburn on the skin, short-term damage to the eyes from UV exposure may be hard to see. Over the long-term, the sun can cause harm to your eye, and to your vision. There are ways to protect your eyes from the sun, just as your protect your skin with sunscreen. Turn into Healthy Vision™ with Dr. Val Jones to hear tips for how you can protect your entire body from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Tune in here.
Listen to The Tavis Smiley Network (TSN) and stay up to date on what’s new in politics, entertainment, literature and more. This week Tavis spoke with Andrew Dice Clay, one of the stars of the new Woody Allen movie, “Blue Jasmine,” along with Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin. And that’s not all, check here to see who else came to TSN last week.
On Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, meet actor and woodworker Nick Offerman. He plays breakout character Ron Swanson on NBC‘s Parks and Recreation, but he’s also a long-time woodworker with his own company — the Offerman Woodshop. During the Craftsmanship segment, Frank welcomes Bean Products founder Chuck Blumenthal to the studio to talk about his environmentally sustainable and socially conscious small business specializing in bean bag chairs, pillows, and more! Tune in here.
The same UV rays that harm your skin can also affect the health of your eyes and can be a factor in age-related changes to your vision. As you’re gearing up for Memorial Day Weekend, the “unofficial” kickoff to summer, learn from dermatologist Dr. Jeanine Downie and optometrist Dr. Stephen Cohen how to protect yourself and your family from harmful UV rays. Tune into Healthy Vision™ with Dr. Val Jones: UV Protection, here. Tune in here.
On Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, interior designer and lifestyle expert Andrea Schroder.You may know her from the second season of Top Design on Bravo and/or as the wife of Ricky Schroder, but she’s also been busy acting and appearing on talk shows… as well as producing her own line of candles. During the Craftsmanship segment, hear about Spudnik Press Cooperative founder Angee Lennard, an expert in printmaking/screenprinting. Tune in here.
Join Host Tai Goodwin on Launch Talk on the Women’s Business Talk Radio Network devotes her latest show to the topic of “Turn Your Passion into a Profitable Business. Tai interviews Stephanie D. Johnson, the creative mind behind Bed Rest Concierge. After experiencing a difficult 26 weeks of bed rest and realizing there was a void in the marketplace, Stephanie put a plan into action and Bed Rest Concierge was born. Stephanie spends her days chasing a busy toddler – Harlow Grace and managing her ever-expanding business empire, from Plano, Texas. Tune in here.
Springtime means longer days, warmer weather and more time outdoors. The change of season also serves as a reminder to practice safe sun habits for your entire body, including your eyes. Tune into Healthy Vision™ with Dr. Val Jones: UV Protection to learn tips from two experts on how to protect yourself and your entire family from dangerous UVA and UVB rays. On the podcast, they discuss how to choose a sunscreen, when to apply and reapply, as well as the “triad of protection” for your eyes that will help protect against UV rays. Listen now.
On Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana today at noon, meet comedian/writer/podcaster Neal Brennan. He’s well-known as co-creator of the legendary Chappelle’s Show… and his credits also include co-writing Half Baked, co-hosting The Champs podcast, and even contributing jokes to the White House Correspondents Dinner. He’s on the road now and is appearing at the Laugh Factory in Chicago this weekend. Tune in here.
Join Host Tai Goodwin on Launch Talk on the Women’s Business Talk Radio Network. Tai covers how to build a thriving online community for your business. She’ll be joined by special guest Stacey Ferguson, an avid veteran blogger, event producer, social media personality, public speaker, freelance writer, and Chief Curator of the Be Blogalicious community and conferences celebrating diversity among women in social media. Tune in here.
Spring can be a difficult time for the one in five individuals affected by seasonal eye allergies. Eye allergy symptoms include itchy, watery or red eyes and for many vision corrected individuals, allergies can keep them from enjoying daily activities, affect their appearance and impact their performance at work, school and in sports. Learn how to identify, treat and manage eye allergy symptoms from seasonal and indoor allergies on Healthy Vision™ with Dr. Val Jones. Listen now.
On Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, meet Alison Victoria, host of Kitchen Crashers on the DIY Network. She’s based in Chicago and Las Vegas, surprising homeowners in both cities with extravagant kitchen redesigns in just a few short days. During the Craftsmanship segment, hear from Stan Munro, who recently was featured in a Mutual of Omaha television ad campaign. He’s the mastermind behind Toothpick World, a collection of more than 60 famous buildings from around the world — all built to the same 1:164 scale. Tune in here.
Join Host Katrina Sawa on The Jump Start Your Business Radio Show on the Women’s Business Talk Radio Network. Katrina’s show is geared towards entrepreneurs who are ready to get serious about starting, growing or marketing their business to bring them to a 6 or 7 figure income. On this show, she interviews Bernadette Boas, known as a ‘ball of fire’ change agent, speaker, author, and radio host who inspires, motivates and equips women with the mindset, skills and talents they need to obtain success and prosperity. Tune in here.
When you think about foods and nutrients that are good for your eyes, many of them are the same things that are good for your heart, your bones, your kidneys, and for your overall health. However, no one food is going to give you all the nutrients you need. Tune into Healthy Vision™ with Dr. Val Jones to learn more about what foods and supplements play a role in your eye health. Listen now.
On Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, meet motorcycle racing star Nicky Hayden — a kick-ass rider and fan favorite now in intense training for the first races of the season. He’s an anchor of the Ducati Team who just completed a decade in the MotoGP world championships. During our Craftsmanship segment, we’re calling up Skull Crush Helmets CEO Ralph Rodriguez Jr. to talk about their unique motorcycle helmets and accessories.Tune in here.
Join Vegan and The Living is Easy on the Women’s Business Talk Radio Network as they welcome author Colleen Patrick-Goudreau to talk about the vegan lifestyle from a health, environmental and ethical perspective. She will share information about her 30-Day Vegan Challenge which gently and expertly guides someone on the Standard American diet to adopt vegan choices for a period of 30 days. Whether you are a vegan already or would like to incorporate healthier food choices in your diet, this interview will be of interest to you. Tune in here.
What do carrots and kale have in common? They are both amazing super foods that deliver nutrients for your health and have essential vitamins that can strengthen the health of your eyes. A new episode of Healthy Vision™ with Dr. Val Jones dives into the conversation around nutrition and its impact on vision and eye health, providing information on the foods we eat, nutritional supplements and how much to insert into daily diets. Listen now.
On Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, meet multi-talented Beth Melewski, formerly of Cash Cab Chicago and now doing shows at Second City. Find out about what she’s got coming up next! During the Craftsmanship segment, we’ll be chatting with Matt Tullis from Audojo. He and his partner Mark Vinton currently have a Kickstarter campaign for their “iPad Case for Games” — a real analog joystick and trigger button system that transforms your iPad into the ultimate gaming machine. Tune in here.
Join Book Club Girl on the Authors on Air station as she welcomes award-winning bestselling author Jennifer Haigh to discuss her new book, News from Heaven. In News from Heaven, Jennifer Haigh—bestselling author of Faith and The Condition—returns to the territory of her acclaimed novel Baker Towers with a collection of short stories set in and around the fictionalized coal-mining town of Bakerton, Pennsylvania. Janet Maslin of the New York Times has called Haigh’s Bakerton stories “utterly, entrancingly alive on the page,” comparable to Richard Russo’s Empire Falls. Tune in here.