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October 26, 2017 05:20 PM PDT


10 Simple, Surefire Tips for Invigorating Body, Mind & Spirit
(Using an Acronym for the Word REJUVENATE for Whole-Body Wellness)


Whether it’s a new season or a new month, it’s always a good time to make better choices about improving your health. One of the best ways to bring wellness into your world is to decrease the level of stress you experience on a daily basis and rejuvenate your body and life. Sounds like a daunting task, but really it’s very simple with these 10 surefire tips Dr. Susan discusses with Ric. With her practical suggestions, you can rejuvenate your body from head to toe, inside out. In other words, whole-body, high-level wellness is now within your reach. Get out your pen and paper because you’ll want to take lots of note during our discussion.
Are you ready to REJUVENATE?

October 26, 2017 05:14 PM PDT

Perceptual Intelligence: The Brain's Secret to Seeing Past Illusion, Misperception, and Self-Deception by Brian Boxer Wachler MD (Author), Montel Williams (Foreword)

The Secret Behind Our Perceptions Finally Revealed!

Why do we gravitate to products endorsed by celebrities? Why does time seem to go by faster as we get older? Why are some athletes perpetual winners and others losers? Exploring the brain’s ability to interpret and make sense of the world, Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler describes how your perception can be reality or fantasy and how to separate the two, which is the basis of improving your Perceptual Intelligence (PI). With concrete examples and case studies, Dr. Brian (as he’s known to his patients) explains why our senses do not always match reality and how we can influence the world around us through perceptions, inward and outward. By fine-tuning your PI, you can better understand what’s really going on and make more insightful decisions in your life.

An expert on human perception, Brian Boxer Wachler, MD, has pioneered treatments in vision correction and Keratoconus, has published eighty-four medical articles, and has delivered 276 scientific presentations. He is the first choice of many doctors for their own eye treatment. He is the medical director of the Boxer Wachler Vision Institute in Beverly Hills and a staff physician at Los Angeles’s famed Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

October 24, 2017 08:36 AM PDT

Are you Safe from Hackers? Not Without
Taking Precautions...

After High-Profile Security Breaches at Equifax, Yahoo and Others, How Can Consumers
Protect Themselves?

Ric Speaks with the Author of Cyber Attack Survival Manual: From Identity Theft to the Digital Apocalypse and Everything in Between

Just last month, consumer credit agency Equifax experienced a cybersecurity breach that potentially affected 143 million American consumers. ("On a scale of 1 to 10 in terms of risk to consumers, this is a 10," said a fraud analyst at Gartner.) This follows several high-profile security leaks at Yahoo, Verizon and others, which have exposed sensitive customer information.

As we live more of our lives online and entrust personal information to the cloud, we inevitably put ourselves at risk. Identities can be stolen, companies' intellectual property can be copied and sold, and even vehicle systems can be hacked.

Nick Selby — author of Cyber Attack Survival Manual: From Identity Theft to the Digital Apocalypse and Everything in Between — is a police detective with 20 years experience in fighting cybercriminals, and regularly appears in media such as the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, NPR and Fox News to discuss online security, identity theft, cyber terrorism and more. Nick discusses why major security leaks are happening in greater frequency, how they affect consumers, and steps people can take to protect their identities, their finances and confidential information.
For more info about Cyber Attack Survival Manual: From Identity Theft to the Digital Apocalypse and Everything in Between, visit:
http://www.weldonowen.com/cyber-survival-manual https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/thisweek1/episodes/2017-10-24T08_36_43-07_00

October 24, 2017 08:32 AM PDT

Maury is Celebrating Season 20!

Maury Povich is Fresh Off an Emmy® Nomination for Outstanding Talk Show.

Ric Catches Up with the Venerable Host about His Long Running
Show and Find Out What’s New for November Sweeps –
Including The Truth Truck!

Maury Povich launched season 20 of his syndicated hit talk show Maury in September. “Just like a good marriage, I like to take it one decade at a time,” says Povich, on this achievement. “So, now we're entering our third decade, I hope it's as good as the last two!” Maury delivers an average of 2.2 million daily viewers and has held the #1 syndicated talk show in demographic ratings for women ages 18-34. It also continues to attract a young audience by ranking as the #1 or #2 syndicated talk show among adults 18-34 and adults 18-49 for six consecutive seasons.

Maury Povich’s broadcast journalism roots took hold more than 40 years ago in his native Washington, D.C. where he began as a radio street reporter, and where he became the original host of a two-hour daily live news talk show titled Panorama. It was the only midday news show in the nation's capital before the advent of the 24-hour cable news networks. Povich has covered events such as the aftermath of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, riots in Washington following the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., anti-war demonstrations during the Vietnam War and the historic events of Watergate. He helped create the maverick newsmagazine A Current Affair. Povich has been married to broadcast journalist Connie Chung since 1984. Together they launched the Flathead Beacon, a newspaper in Flathead Valley, Montana, where they own a home. Povich is involved in many charitable causes and is an avid golfer who competes frequently in U.S. Senior Amateur golf tournaments.
http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/mauryp2.mp3 https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/thisweek1/episodes/2017-10-24T08_32_02-07_00

October 20, 2017 07:32 AM PDT

Tom and Lovey by G.R. Jerry

On a ten year mission to avenge the brutal sacrifice of her man by Stargut, the local sheriff, himself on a mission to create the perfect man-beast, Lovey, abandoned by her spellbound friend Patty, is joined by a stranger. Tom is a preacher of sorts, who has followed the scent of evil for a hundred years. He mysteriously appears in the Village of Wrong, the rural Midwestern town and its mutant inhabitants, mere creations of the devil lawman. Together the three converge under the moon into the wood down by the river at the doorsteps of hell.

Born and educated in north shore suburban Ohio, G.R. began to nurture
his lifetime interest in the macabre at an early age. After completing a
military obligation, exploring the U.S. while expanding his mind during
his time spent as a working weekend hippie, and an insurance career
that ended in Chicago, G.R. turned to putting dreams to words, the
mystical, magical, fantastical images of the mind and the horror of it
all. He now resides with his wife, Patricia, corralled in a small village
of central New Mexico, surrounded by stories and stars of the dark
www.bookventure.com/bookstore https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/thisweek1/episodes/2017-10-20T07_32_58-07_00

October 20, 2017 07:26 AM PDT


Experiencing Bible Science: A Resource for Preschool; Experiencing Bible Science for the Young at Heart; and Experiencing Bible Science for Children

Louise Barrett Derr received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UNC–Chapel Hill. For twenty-six years she taught in North Carolina public schools. Mrs. Derr developed and presented her curricula for gifted children at numerous state and national teachers conferences. This author is also a motorcyclist, private airplane pilot, and scuba diver, who enjoys gardening and nature study. She has previously been active in Boy Scouts and the Civil Air Patrol. Traveling in eighteen countries around the world has given her a desire to see children everywhere discover science in the Scriptures.

Mrs. Derr became a Christian in 1974 and was discipled in a Bible-centered church. She and her husband, Harry, moved to Waxhaw, North Carolina, in 1999 to volunteer at the JAARS Center, supporting Wycliffe Bible Translators. Here she learned the skill of digital audio recording and is now sharing the vision of providing non-print media for oral cultures.
www.KidsBibleScience.com https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/thisweek1/episodes/2017-10-20T07_26_44-07_00

October 13, 2017 08:38 AM PDT

Museum Mayhem by Erin Neidigh
Stormy Summers and her two friends Gabriella and Cassie thought it was going to be a field trip like any other. That was until the museum was robbed. Now the girls are on the case to discover who the thief is. Can they find out before the thief finds them?

Erin Neidigh has a degree in Early Education. She attended Arizona State University and has  been teaching for over five years. She currently resides  in Southern Arizona with her fiancé and their five cats.

She has been a fan of mysteries ever since watching Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?. She always enjoyed trying to figure out who did it before Velma could. She continues to read and watch mysteries whenever she can.

Erin has been a passionate Star Wars Fan since 1999, after seeing Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. She is also an avid collector of anything related to Star Wars. Other than Star Wars, she also enjoys reading, swimming, and running.
https://authorerinm.wixsite.com/mysite-1/bio http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/erinn.mp3

October 13, 2017 08:35 AM PDT

From author Lorraine Dopson..."Hard Road Home"; "The Light at the End of the World", recommended by the US Review of Books; and "Visions From Heaven", non-fiction. 

Lorraine Angela Dopson is a writer living in Bismarck, North Dakota. Previously a counselor and grant writer, she raised funds to help renovate the stately Mandan Depot, which is now a Native American arts business.

Her first publication was a journal article based on her doctoral dissertation about Danish philosopher, Soren Kierkegaard. Her next publication, far less philosophical in nature, was written in conjunction with Job Service North Dakota after the state’s 1980s oil bust. Entitle “Dislocated Workers in the Building Trades,” the article was recognized by the Department of Labor as “the best work to come out of a state.”

The Light at the End of the World was Dopson’s first novel, described by one reviewer as “rich in vision, originality and imagery. ..she has an ear for convincing dialog, making deep history come alive.”

The hardest part of writing for her, the author says, is “staying in the chair.” Her advice to writers starting out is just that: “Stay in the chair.” Not one to sit still for long, she walks her Shiba Inus, Taz and Meteor, every day. The orange tabby cat, Clementine, stays behind.

Lorraine is married to neurologist Richard Arazi, M.D. and has one son, Alex (wife Katya) and two step-children, Natalie, and Dana (wife Heather), all living in Los Angeles, her favorite winter destination. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, and reading. In addition to historical romance , she like to read books on earth science, adventure, anthropology and any newspaper she get her hands on
. Please visit her web page at LorraineDopson.com or her professional Facebook Page for more about her work

October 13, 2017 08:30 AM PDT

A Path Through by Janna Olsen Spratt

This story is a tribute to the faithfulness of God. The God thread weaves through everything from the car accident that we walked away from which totaled the car to the last chapter of finding purpose in the pain of being alone.

He promised that as we passed through the rivers of uncertainty, the valley of weeping and the fiery trials, He would be with us. He promised that all things would work out for our good.

This is a story of overcoming childhood poverty, early marriage, divorce and finding love a second time around. It’s a story of a parent’s tenacity in prayer for a wayward child and of holding on to faith when a seventeen year old grandson dies suddenly at school.

Filled with hope, this story is one of triumph over every tragedy.

Janna Spratt is the author of a collection of poetry “Quiet Reflections,” and a children’s book, “Billy Goat and the Red Neckerchief.” She is the mother of two grown children and three grown step children plus grandchildren and great grandchildren. She lives in Castlegar, British Columbia, Canada where she teaches Precept Bible Studies and is involved in the music of a local church. Widowed for almost one year, she has found a new passion for life in writing.

This third book is her story of determination and faith in God that doesn’t quit in spite of the challenges that come her way. The author’s goal in life is to realize her God given purpose and to live it to the best of her ability.

October 13, 2017 07:48 AM PDT



Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand Debuts October 24th
The film arrives early on Digital HD October 6th

Ten years after the Academy Award®-winning An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change to the forefront of mainstream culture, the 2017 Environmental Media Association (EMA) Award-winning documentary, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, follows former Vice President Al Gore as he continues his tireless fight, traveling around the globe to educate and inspire the next generation of climate champions.
Ric Catches up with acclaimed filmmaker Jon Shenk

Jon Shenk (Co-Director/Cinematographer) is an Emmy®-winning documentary filmmaker and cinematographer. He most recently co-directed with Bonni Cohen Audrie & Daisy, a story of two life-changing online bullying incidents. Previously, he directed and shot The Island President, the story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, and his battle to help his country survive rising sea levels that could submerge the nation of islands forever.

The An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power Blu-ray includes over 40 minutes of in-depth bonus content. Join Al Gore and filmmakers for a behind-the-scenes discussion about why they felt it was time for a follow up to the acclaimed documentary An Inconvenient Truth. Plus, learn more about the urgency of global climate change and the tools we have at our disposal that can help make a difference.

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