Monthly Archives: October 2013

Today on The Marilu Henner Show – Thursday October 31st, 2013

John Vorhaus

John Vorhaus

10:39am PT John Vorhaus,  author of The Texas Twist, among other books, and an Expert who can speak very entertainingly about scams, con artists and tricksters, and how to not fall prey to them

John Vorhaus by the numbers:

As an international creative consultant, he has taught and trained writers in 29 countries on 5 continents.

He is the author of 19 books, including 7 novels, 6 of which are good.

His well known comedy-writing textbook, THE COMIC TOOLBOX: HOW TO BE FUNNY

EVEN IF YOU’RE NOT, is available in 4 languages – 5 if you count the bootleg Russian version.

The Texas Twist - John Vorhaus

The Texas Twist – John Vorhaus

He has created 4 television shows, including a Romanian situation comedy and a Nicaraguan drama.

He has written for 1 classic American TV series, Married… with Children, and has overseen the adaptation of that series in 2 other countries.

He has written more than 3 million words on the subject of poker.

He has 1 dog, 1 wife, 2 grandchildren, 624 Facebook friends and 610 followers on Twitter.

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Liz MarshallLiz Marshall, Award-winning filmmaker and Writer/Producer/Director of the documentary Ghosts In Our Machine

Liz Marshall is an award-winning auteur filmmaker who fuses character-driven cinematic storytelling with social and environmental justice issues. Since the 90s she has created a body of documentary projects shot all over the world which focus on a range of subjects including: animal use and animal sentience; the right to water movement; HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa; sweatshop labour; corporate-globalization; gender; censorship affecting writers and journalists, war-affected children; music icons and the written and spoken word. Liz is well versed in the craft of conceptual point-of-view storytelling as a means of exploring complex issues.

Marshall’s most recent film is THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE (2013), a cross-platform documentary. THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE illuminates the lives of individual animals living within and rescued from the machine of our modern world. Through the heart and photographic lens of acclaimed animal photographer Jo-Anne McArthur, we become intimately familiar with a cast of non-human subjects. The film follows McArthur over the course of a year as she photographs several animal stories in parts of Canada, the U.S. and in Europe. Each story and photograph is a window into global animal industries: Research; Food; Fashion and Entertainment.

See Marshall’s filmography here.

Awards and Nominations: 2013 Top Ten Audience Favourite, Hot Docs Documentary Film Festival; Winner Golden Sheaf Award for Best Nature/Environment Documentary; Nominee Golden Sheaf Award for Best Documentary Director. 2010: Nominee for the Donald Brittain Award for Best Social Political Documentary at the Gemini Awards; Winner of the Best Canadian Feature Film Award at the 11th Annual Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival. 2010 Featured Canadian Film for Cinema Politica; 2011 Honourable Mention Canada’s Environmental Media Association Awards (EMA’s). Gold – Cable in the Classroom; Gold – Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB); Bronze – New York International Film Festival. short-listed for the 2005 Deborah Fletcher Award (CIDA); it won Gold for the 2005 Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB), and Bronze for the 2005 New York International Film Festival.

Liz is also a director for-hire. Recent highlights include working at George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight on its Pakistan special (2011). Working with Mike Holmes on the Holmes Inspection series (2010). Directing the second season of Stuck, a 13-part series for the W Network (2009).

Additionally, Liz has enjoyed creating a body of dance and music videos featuring acclaimed artists – dancer and choreographer Peggy Baker, celebrated singer-songwriters Ron Sexsmith and Don Kerr (Sexsmith & Kerr), Kyp Harness, Canadian-Egyptian chanteuse Maryem Tollar, and the world music ensemble Maza Meze.

Liz spent her childhood summers playing and imagining on the salty sorrel beaches of British Columbia, her home away from home. She lives in Toronto with her partner and their rescued cats.

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Today on The Marilu Henner Show – Wednesday October 30th, 2013

Adam Pascal, Tony Award-nominated Actor & Cybele Pascal, The Allergy Friendly Cook and best-selling author

Cybele Pascal

Cybele Pascal

Cybele Pascal is the best-selling author of The Whole Foods Allergy Cookbook, The Allergen-Free Bakers Handbook (Martha Stewart’s #1 book pick for her show 2010), and Allergy-Free and Easy Cooking (Random House, 2012). She is the mother of two children with food allergies, and has food allergies herself. As a Celebrity Ambassador Who Cares for FAAN (Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network), the Food Editor of Allergic Living Magazine, with her award-winning cookbooks, multiple National TV appearances, and regular columns on AOL, GAIAM, Martha Stewart’s Whole Living and Oxygen, Cybele is the leading lifestyle expert on living and eating well with food allergies. She is often cited as the pioneer of Allergen-Free Cuisine.

Cybele’s lifelong passion for cooking and food history began when she was growing up on Cape Cod, in a family of notoriously excellent cooks who used the organic produce from their garden to prepare delicious and wholesome meals. “Sustainable Cuisine” was a family way of life and a tenet she continues to practice in her inventive and healthy recipes today.

Adam Pascal

Adam Pascal

As a young child, Cybele was taught to cook by her grandmother, who became a superlative home chef during her many years living in Italy. Cybele believes that recipes are a form of heritage, and over the years she has learned to cook dishes handed down from her Southern ancestors, as well as her Eastern European great-grandmother, a famously gifted and enthusiastic cook who reputedly spent so much time at the oven she could lift out hot casseroles with her bare hands.

In addition to recipes she learned to prepare from her family and during her fifteen years spent working in restaurants, Cybele is constantly expanding her repertoire. She has traveled the world extensively, making local food the focus of her trips. Food is her passion, and cooking fresh, delicious and healthy meals for her family and friends is a daily pleasure.

When her son was diagnosed with severe food allergies in 2002, Cybele learned about allergen-free cooking and made it a priority to transform this cuisine into a delicacy.

In addition to her culinary work, Cybele is also an award-winning playwright and writer. She holds an MFA from Columbia University and an Artists Diploma in Playwriting from the Juilliard School.

Cybele lives in Los Angeles with her food-allergic family: husband Adam, sons Lennon and Monte, and their dogs Izzie and Carly (who also has food allergies).

Kembala Evans

Kembala Evans

10:42am PT – Kembala Evans – Personal Finance Expert, Speaker and Author of Get Your Money Right

Kembala’s interest in personal finance started at the age of six. At ten, it took on new meaning when her carefree way of life ended—with her parents divorce. And her mother unexpectedly became a single parent, faced with the responsibility of raising three young children alone.

She witnessed the financial struggles her mother had to overcome to rebuild her life. This challenging experience taught Kembala important lessons about life and money. It also motivated her to learn more about personal finance. So she gained additional knowledge through mentors, read countless personal finance books and magazines, and worked for a large regional bank in the South.

Today Kembala is a successful financial coach with over 15 years of experience. She has developed proven techniques to help her clients improve their money management skills and achieve their financial goals.

She is the Founder of KP Evans Financial, a personal finance education and coaching firm focused on educating, motivating, and empowering people to take control of their financial futures.

Kembala is passionate about making a difference in the lives of others through financial literacy. She works with Junior Achievement to teach students of all ages about money management. Kembala is a Money Smart Week® partner with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Illinois Jump$tart.

In addition, Kembala also has 12 years of business consulting experience working at Accenture. As an experienced executive, she managed multi-million dollar programs and worked with many Fortune 500 clients to improve their business performance. She left Accenture to pursue her passion for helping everyday people improve their personal finances.

She has a bachelor of business administration in marketing and management from the University of Miami.

Heather Goldberg and Jenny Engel

Heather Goldberg and Jenny Engel

Heather Goldberg and Jenny Engel, Founders of Spork Foods

Spork Foods is a Los Angeles-based gourmet vegan food company owned and operated by sisters Jenny Engel and Heather Goldberg. Our delicious, innovative cuisine emphasizes organic, local, and seasonal ingredients. We offer organic vegan cooking classes, in-home healthy eating consultations, private cooking parties, corporate trainings and demos, team-building cooking classes and more.

Jenny and Heather are available for cooking demonstrations at schools, corporations, festivals and parties.

Spork Foods

Spork Foods

Other services include vegan recipe or menu development, video content and television representation for vegan food companies as well as vegan non-profit organizations.

Jenny and Heather are the Chef Ambassadors for GO Veggie! Foods. As the Chef Ambassadors, Spork Foods creates original recipes and unique, high quality cooking videos to demonstrate how to use the GO Veggie! vegan product line. They also travel the country to trade shows and festivals, produce cooking demonstrations on television, organize and throw product launch parties, and host demonstrations and lunches at corporate events to engage consumers. Jenny and Heather give customers a chance to be inspired about GO Veggie! products and how to creatively use the products in their everyday lives.

Today on The Marilu Henner Show – Tuesday October 29th, 2013

Bart Potenza & Joy Pierson

Bart Potenza & Joy Pierson

Bart Potenza & Joy Pierson, have created three successful vegetarian dining establishments including Candle Cafe, Candle 79 and Candle Cafe West. The original Candle Cafe was the first restaurant to be certified by the Green Restaurant Association and all three restaurants are at the forefront of campaigns to green NYC and the restaurant industry.

Bart Potenza, founder of Candle Cafe, with over 30 years in the health food industry, continues to excite his loyal following with his innovative ideas and concepts in the organic vegan movement. Bart, along with his partner Joy Pierson, has created three successful vegetarian dining establishments including Candle Cafe, Candle 79 and Candle Cafe West. The original Candle Cafe was the first restaurant to be certified by the Green Restaurant Association and all three restaurants are at the forefront of campaigns to green NYC and the restaurant industry. Candle 79 when it opened 10 years ago was one of the first upscale organic vegan restaurants in the country. At the vanguard of health food marketing and vegetarianism, Bart is a proud member of Green America, Social Ventures Network, Business Leaders for Sensible Priorities, The Presidents Club at F.A.R.M., P.E.T.A. and Farm Sanctuary. Additionally, Bart is a published author, both in his contribution to the Candle Cafe Cookbook and in a compilation of his daily aphorisms “Look Two Ways on a One Way Street” which was published by Lantern Books in 2008.

Bart Potenza & Joy Pierson Restaurant

Bart Potenza & Joy Pierson Restaurant

The success of Candle Cafe, Candle Cafe West and Candle 79 proves Bart’s original assertion that eating super healthy vegetarian food is a choice that impacts not only individual health, but also the health of the planet. Bart’s “daily bread” is his quest to make our world better for all humanity. He continues to be inspired by the growth and significance of the green movement.

Joy Pierson is co-owner of the Candle Cafe, Candle Cafe West, and Candle 79. Her passion for counseling and healing through great food led her to join Bart Potenza at The Healthy Candle in 1988 where they began creating foods and menus tailored to the nutritional needs of clients from Joy’s private practice, and the Healthy Candle’s ever-growing customer base. Their partnership flourished and they have since created three restaurants, a growing catering and wholesale business, and their best-selling Candle Cafe Cookbook and Candle 79 Cookbook.

She graduated from Tufts University Magna Cum Laude and has been a nutritional counselor since 1985 and is certified by the Pritikin Longevity Center and Hippocrates Health Institute.

In addition to time spent at the restaurants, Joy avidly promotes their mission beyond the restaurants’ walls. She has written and lectured extensively about food and nutrition, sharing her expertise with an ever-widening audience as more people become mindful of the positive effects of healthful eating. She regularly leads workshops and teaches courses on diet and nutrition. Joy has appeared on The Today Show, Good Day New York, CBS News This Morning, The Food Network’s TV Food Diners, and has been a radio guest on The Joan Hamburg Show, The Howard Stern Show, and on NPR radio. Joy serves as a board member of the New York Coalition for Healthy School Lunches and Wellness in the Schools. She is also an active SVN member. Her quest is to continue changing people’s awareness of health and well being and its effect on the planet and future generations by bringing farm fresh vegan food to as many people and as many tables as possible! and




Krista Aliffi Breast Cancer Patient Navigator, at Lewis Cancer & Research Pavillion & Lora Reese, Manager Telfair Pavillion

Gena Lee Nolan, Actress (Baywatch) and Author of Beautiful Inside and Out: Conquering Thyroid Disease with a Happy, Healthy “Thyroid Sexy” Life

From Barker’s Beauties to Baywatch…and beyond.
In 1994, Gena Lee Nolin answered an ad in the newspaper for The Price is Right, and beat out thousands of others to win a spot as one of Bob Barker’s Beauties. The following year, Gena received a starring role as Neely Capshaw in the television series Baywatch. In 1998, she left Baywatch to star in her own TV show, Sheena, a syndicated action/adventure series based on the 1940s comic book Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle, which aired from 2000 to 2002. In 2004, she appeared in country music star Billy Currington’s music video “I Got A Feeling”, receiving a Country Music Television (CMT) Flame Worthy Award nomination for Best Celebrity Cameo.

Gena Lee Nolin

Gena Lee Nolin

Testing the waters of the reality TV genre, Gena competed in NBC’s Celebrity Fear Factor and made it to the finals of FOX’s Celebrity Spelling Bee. She also appeared in an episode of Gordon Ramsey’s series Hell’s Kitchen with longtime Eagles guitarist Don Felder and rocker Steven Tyler from Aerosmith. Gena was also asked to be a part of the Dancing with the Stars cast, but declined due to pregnancy.

Gena’s other television credits include hosting various shows on VH-1, E! Entertainment Television and the Lifetime Network, as well as several segments as the main correspondent on Extra and frequent guest appearances on Hollywood Squares. She has appeared on Oprah, The Tonight Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, Regis & Kelly, Conan O’Brien and many other talk shows.

Gena has appeared in men’s magazines such as Maxim, Stuff, Playboy and FHM. In 2001, she was listed as one of FHM’s sexiest women in the world.
She has also appeared in national commercials for Coors, The Home Depot, Starburst and Hyundai, and has been a spokesperson for Sassoon Jeans, Clothestime, Maui & Sons, Levi’s and Swatch.


Colleen Goudreau-Colleen

Colleen Goudreau-Colleen

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, vegan author/speaker/educator

Over the last 14 years, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau has guided thousands of people through the process of becoming and staying vegan. With a master’s degree in English literature, she draws upon world literature, poetry, etymology, linguistics, history, film, and the arts to engage her audience and to fulfill her mission: to empower people to make informed food choices, to debunk myths about veganism, to be a voice for animals, and to give people the tools and resources they need to live according to their own values of compassion and wellness. Using her unique blend of humor, passion, intelligence, and common sense, her message of compassion reaches countless people all around the world.

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau “a star in the vegetarian universe,” VegNews Magazine bestowed upon her The Vegan Martha Stewart award. Considered a “vegan guru” by everyone who hears her message, Colleen is an exhilarating speaker, a powerful writer, a talented chef, and a persuasive advocate whose success can be measured by the thousands of people whose lives have been changed by her work.

She is a bestselling author of six books, including the award-winning The Joy of Vegan Baking, considered the bible of vegan baking, The Vegan Table, Color Me Vegan Vegan’s Daily Companion, and On Being Vegan. With a command of traditional and new media, Colleen is the creator of the popular online multimedia program, The 30-Day Vegan Challenge; the host and producer of the life-changing podcast Vegetarian Food for Thought; and she delivers inspiring lectures around the country. She has appeared on the Food Network and PBS and is a contributor to National Public Radio.

HuffPost: These Words You Use Every Day Have Racist/Prejudiced Pasts, And You Had No Idea

When I was a kid, everyone used the phrase Indian giver. We didn’t even think about it. We weren’t reprimanded by teachers, either. Admittedly, I went to grade school in Texas.

To me, it seems odd that the phrase even still exists. At this point in history, we should all know that it is ridiculous to say that American Indians reneged on their promise to give European settlers land that they had never agreed to give in the first place.

While Indian giver might seem more obviously racist (you certainly wouldn’t hear anyone using such a phrase in the office), there are plenty of other phrases that you might use every day that have racist/prejudice origins.

For example, did you know that Hip hip hooray! used to be a Nazi war cry used to invade the Jewish ghettoes during the Holocaust?

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CNN – RedSkins: A slur or term of ‘honor’? Controversy heightens about Washington Redskins

(CNN) — It’s one of the NFL’s bigger rivalries, the Cowboys vs. the Redskins. And intentional or not, Sunday’s game occurs during Columbus Day weekend, deepening the meaning of a fresh conflict about whether “Redskins” slurs Indians, their leaders say.

5 predictions for Redskins vs. Cowboys

More than 500 years after Christopher Columbus’ encounter with the natives of the Americas, any enduring uneasiness between Indians and mainstream society is exemplified by the controversy over the Washington Redskins name, which took a new turn last week when President Obama spoke of “legitimate concerns” that the mascot is racist, some Indian leaders say.

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MattForney: The Case Against Female Self-Esteem

Crying GirlI’m just gonna come out and say it: I love insecure women.

Whenever a girl I’m talking to brags about how she’s “confident” and “strong,” I can feel my dick deflating like a punctured tire. I’d still bang her, of course; a repellent personality doesn’t negate the fact that she has a slammin’ body. But a crucial part of the attraction is lost. I’d be less offended if she ripped a fart in my face.

The idea that women should have self-esteem or need it, beyond a low baseline to ensure they don’t commit suicide or become psycho stalkers, is one of the most disastrous social engineering experiments of the modern era. A woman with excessive confidence is like a man with a vagina. It’s an attribute that is at best superfluous and at worst prevents women from fulfilling their natural biological and social functions.

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Care2: How Declawing Harmed My Cat

CatsWhen I was fifteen, my mother had our cat declawed. In addition to destroying the furniture, Annabelle the cat scratched my three-year-old sister severely enough to draw blood. My mother, however, was not a cruel woman. In the eighties declawing was considered a routine procedure. No one thought twice about it.

Declawing had the desired effect of protecting our furniture and my young sister, but it also had a profound effect on Annabelle. In addition to being in a great deal of pain initially (I remember my mother crying about it), it changed her personality. She became less trusting, more withdrawn and fearful. She no longer liked to be picked up and cuddled. I truly believe that declawing Annabelle altered her not just physically, but mentally.

More from Catster Magazine: Outrageous: Retired Vet Endorses Cat-Declawing

28 Signs That The West Coast Is Being Absolutely Fried With Nuclear Radiation From Fukushima

The map below comes from the Nuclear Emergency Tracking Center. It shows that radiation levels at radiation monitoring stations all over the country are elevated. As you will notice, this is particularly true along the west coast of the United States. Every single day, 300 tons of radioactive water from Fukushima enters the Pacific Ocean. That means that the total amount of radioactive material released from Fukushima is constantly increasing, and it is steadily building up in our food chain.

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