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Steven Spierer, 3/2/19

3/2/2019
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Almost weekly, the news is full of stories about disappearing retail chains that have been around for decades. Steve talks with Mark Pilkington, author of Retail Therapy: Why The Retail Industry is Broken – And What Can Be Done to Fix it. Then, Steve visited Havana Cuba last week and talks about this most unusual country. [...]

Duration:01:46:22

Steven Spierer, 2/16/19

2/16/2019
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Too many in the press would have us believe that America is a divided country where two or more perpetually angrier sides agree on nearly nothing. Yet, so many of the challenges that face us today are common, overlapping and of concern to a vast majority of Americans. Steve talks with Mark Holden, Senior Vice-President [...]

Duration:01:05:04

Steven Spierer, 1/19/19

1/19/2019
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In 1940 TIME Magazine named Winston Churchill as its Man of the Year. In 1950 TIME called him the Man of the Half-Century. In 1999 the Washington Post, and lots of others, called Winston Churchill the Man of the Century because he changed the course of history in a way that few have. Steve [...]

Duration:01:11:34

Steven Spierer, 1/12/19

1/12/2019
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We are all aging, and many people are concerned about what to expect with advancing years. Although most young people think of the later years of life in terms of decline they can be one of the best times of life. Steve talks with Alan D. Castel, author of Better With Age: The Psychology [...]

Duration:01:06:30

Steven Spierer, 12/22/18

12/22/2018
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We live in a divided United States that is currently incapable of sustained and productive dialogue between opposing points of view. As a result many Americans are feeling unsure of our future. Steve talks with Professor Joseph J. Ellis, author of American Dialogue: The Founders and Us. [...]

Duration:01:09:31

Steven Spierer, 12/15/18

12/14/2018
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Most people say they would like to die quietly at home. But overly aggressive medical advice, coupled with an unrealistic sense of invincibility or overconfidence in our health-care system, results in the majority of elderly patients misguidedly dying in institutions. Many undergo painful procedures instead of having the better and more peaceful death they [...]

Duration:01:09:13

Steven Spierer, 12/1/18

12/1/2018
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Steve learns the difference between a Narcissist, a Psychopath and a Sociopath as he talks with Dr. Ramani Durvasula, author of Should I Stay or Should I Go? Surviving a Relationship With A Narcissist. Amazon

Duration:01:00:59

Steven Spierer, 11/17/18

11/17/2018
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The art of leadership emerges not during calm, but in crisis. Steve talks with Tevi Troy, author of Shall We Wake The President? Two Centuries of Disaster Management From The Oval Office.

Duration:01:09:06

Steven Spierer, 11/10/18

11/10/2018
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Our medical care system does a better and better job at treating illness and disease. Yet, very little is done toward prevention. More and more we are learning that most conditions and diseases are not only treatable but are preventable simply through nutrition. Steve, his wife Phyllie and their daughter Melanie [...]

Duration:01:01:44

Steven Spierer, 11/3/18

11/3/2018
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On last week’s show Steve spoke with Peter Gardner who served in the United States Army in Vietnam about the Vietnam War. Part II of that conversation takes place today between these two friends who have known one another for 40 years.

Duration:01:10:46

Steven Spierer, 10/27/18

10/27/2018
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The height of American involvement in the Vietnam War was 50 years ago now. Both the shadow and the resonance of that military conflict and its domestic causes and results continue today to influence views, actions, policies and controversies. Steve talks with his good friend of 40 years, Peter J. Gardner, who served in the [...]

Duration:01:05:34

Steven Spierer, 10/20/18

10/20/2018
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The American economy is growing. Interest rates remain low, unemployment is at a decades record-setting low, wages are rising, the stock market continues to levitate, the financial markets are finally approaching normal operations and consumer confidence is high. Yet, investors are nervous, perhaps for good reasons. Steve interviews Warwick Lightfoot, author of America’s Exceptional Economic [...]

Duration:01:08:05

Steven Spierer, 9/29/18

9/29/2018
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First, Steve tells a story from long ago about “The Importance of Doing It Right”. Then, the environment is a real challenge. Not just the real questions about what might be wrong with the environment and what, as a practical, financial and scientific matter has to be done, but also the partisan [...]

Steven Spierer, 9/22/18

9/22/2018
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Steve talks with Aaron Goldberg, author of The Wonders of Walt Disney World, about Disney Theme Parks as you might expect. But Aaron plans to attend law school and interviews Steve, a practicing real estate and business attorney for the past 41 years, about law school and the practice of law. [...]

Steven Spierer, 9/15/18

9/15/2018
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Most of us at some point in our lives will be struck by major traumas such as the sudden death of a loved one, a debilitating disease, an assault or a natural disaster. Resilience refers to the ability to “bounce back” after encountering such difficulty. Steve talks with Steven Southwick, M.D., co-author of Resilience: The [...]

Steven Spierer, 9/14/18

9/14/2018
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Steve talks with husband, father, businessman and the Governor of Kentucky Matt Bevin.

Duration:00:47:18

Steven Spierer, 9/8/18

9/8/2018
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First, Steve shares a different view on his week’s story about actor Geoffrey Owens, a courtesy clerk at Trader Joes’, who used to play Elvin Tibideaux on The Cosby Show and how that dovetails with this week’s op-ed piece by an anonymous writer in the New York Times. Then, Steve shares Disney stories with David [...]

Duration:01:41:29

Steven Spierer, 8/18/18

8/15/2018
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Steve interviews himself today. First, the Supreme Court hearings concerning Brett Kavanaugh start in just a few weeks and there’s a lot at stake and a lot to look for in those hearings. Then, Steve tells the story about two sisters who opened a sandwich store who didn’t plan so well. Finally, Steve gives a [...]

Duration:00:58:17

Steven Spierer, 8/11/18

8/11/2018
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Often parents with the best intentions accidentally do harm just by helping too much. Steve and his daughter-in-law Cyndy Spierer, (mom of two) talk with Amy Carney (mom of five) about parenting on purpose.

Duration:00:54:49

Steven Spierer, 7/28/18

7/28/2018
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The Founding Fathers of our country fought relentlessly for nothing less than the dignity, equality, and rights of man in America and throughout Europe and England. Steve interviews Professor John Ferling, author of Apostles of Revolution: Jefferson, Paine, Monroe, and the Struggle Against the Old Order in America and Europe.

Duration:01:00:10