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Steven Spierer, 9/23/17

Steve starts with a story that suggests that most of life is 5% what happens to you and 95% how you choose to respond to it. Then, dating has not changed with the advent of the internet and computer matchmaking as much as it would appear. Steve interviews Moira Weigel, author of Labor of Love: [...]

Duration: 00:54:00

Steven Spierer, 9/9/17

Some of the greatest benefits of science include the opportunity to preserve and restore the quality of life. Steve talks with Jerome Unatin, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon, about what happens when a doctor becomes a patient, how aging Baby Boomers and their joint replacements are leading to changes in orthopedic practice and more.

Duration: 00:53:24

Steven Spierer, 9/2/17

The Walt Disney Company is one of the greatest business and entertainment success stories in history. Steve has done shows on the tribulations Walt suffered before 1928, on Disney theme parks, the hotel operations and Disney movies. This time Steve starts with the birth of Mickey Mouse and Walt’s entry into the public eye all [...]

Duration: 01:12:47

Steven Spierer, 8/19/17

There is nothing better than a good marriage and nothing worse than a bad one. Steve interviews Susan Quilliam, author of How To Choose a Partner. Then, the real estate market is hot for sellers in many large cities across the country. Yet, some sellers just cannot sell. And, some buyers cannot figure out how [...]

Steven Spierer, 8/12/17

Even for his supporters the daily choices made by Donald Trump are hard to understand. For non-supporters he is even more confusing and even downright frightening. Perhaps by placing President Trump’s actions in the context of his family history more can be understood. Steve interviews Gwenda Blair, author of The Trumps: Three Generations of Builders [...]

Steven Spierer, 7/15/17

Forty years ago, two women’s movements drew a line in the sand between liberals and conservatives. The legacy of that rift is still evident today in American politics and social policies. Steve interviews Marjorie Spruill, author of Divided We Stand: The Battle Over Women’s Rights and Family Values That Polarized American Politics. var amzn_wdgt={widget:'Carousel'}; amzn_wdgt.tag='talk0f-20'; amzn_wdgt.widgetType='ASINList'; amzn_wdgt.ASIN='1632863146'; amzn_wdgt.title='Amazon';...

Duration: 01:04:55

Steven Spierer, 7/8/17

Disneyland says that for reasons of political correctness the Pirates of the Caribbean ride will stop auctioning brides. Steve talks with David Koenig, author of Mouse Tales, A Behind-The-Ears Look at Disneyland and welcomes Jeff Reitz, the man who has visited Disneyland more than 2,000 days in a row. var amzn_wdgt={widget:'Carousel'}; amzn_wdgt.tag='talk0f-20'; amzn_wdgt.widgetType='ASINList'; amzn_wdgt.ASIN='0964060566'; amzn_wdgt.title='Amazon'; amzn_wdgt.marketPlace='US';...

Duration: 01:29:23

Steven Spierer, 6/24/17

The top 1% get a lot of press. Most of that publicity centers on how they must be encouraged or even forced to share. But some need no encouragement at all. Steve interviews philanthropist Melanie Lundquist about the $32,000,000.00 gift she and her husband Richard just gave to Torrance Memorial Medical Center in Torrance California, [...]

Duration: 01:00:26

Steven Spierer, 6/10/17

AmazonCapitalism is the best way to run the country, but not the big, corporate multinational kind. It’s the small, new, entrepreneurial and inventive variety of capitalism that can recapture the American Dream. Steve interviews David Smick, author of The Great Equalizer: How Main Street Capitalism Can Create an Economy for Everyone.

Duration: 01:24:06

Steven Spierer, 5/20/17

First, Steve talks more about the airlines and how great improvement in the flying experience could be brought about for all of us. Then, Steve welcomes Certified Financial Planner Phil Albitz back to the show to discuss the stock market’s precipitous drop this past Wednesday and what may or may not have caused it, as [...]

Duration: 00:57:45

Steven Spierer, 5/13/17

First, Steve reviews how the autopilot in his new car works (and how it doesn’t work), and some of the bad news autopilot is going to have for professional drivers and for some currently profitable parking lot owners. Next, on January 15, 2009, Captain Sully Sullenberger landed US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River. [...]

Duration: 01:08:47

Steven Spierer, 4/29/17

New miracles have been discovered and invented in lifesaving techniques for people with heart problems. Steve talks with Mark Lurie, M.D., Medical Director at the Melanie and Richard Lundquist Cardiovascular Institute at Torrance Memorial Medical Center in Torrance, California. Then, on April 9, 2017, law enforcement officers dragged a man off a United Airlines flight. [...]

Duration: 01:01:06

Steven Spierer, 4/8/17

Pride is not just a deadly sin to be avoided, but also a virtue that motivates, empowers, energizes and inspires. Steve interviews Jessica Tracy, author of Take Pride: Why the Deadliest Sin Holds the Secret to Human Success. var amzn_wdgt={widget:'Carousel'}; amzn_wdgt.tag='talk0f-20'; amzn_wdgt.widgetType='ASINList'; amzn_wdgt.ASIN='0544273176'; amzn_wdgt.title='Amazon'; amzn_wdgt.marketPlace='US'; amzn_wdgt.width='600'; amzn_wdgt.height='200';

Duration: 00:55:59

Steven Spierer, 4/1/17

It can be frustrating to see others achieve success while your own career track is just okay, especially when you know you are better than them, and even more so when they are succeeding at your expense. Steve interviews Dan Rust, author of Workplace Poker: Are You Playing the Game, or Just Getting Played? var [...]

Duration: 00:56:31

Steven Spierer, 3/25/17

The complexity and confusion of multiple choices for preventive and curative healthcare today leaves us to figure out the difference between valid and invalid scientific claims made by those who say they would make us healthy. Health science denial is rampant. Steve interviews Dr. Sara Gorman, author of Denying to the Grave: Why We Ignore [...]

Duration: 01:01:27

Steven Spierer, 3/18/17

By the time we get to the presidential election in 2020, what would it be like if we were in the middle of a new financial crisis while we were coping with the fear engendered by serious cyber terrorist attacks? Steve interviews Jim Mosquera, author of 2020, a political thriller. Then, Steve as a real [...]

Duration: 00:56:25

Steven Spierer, 2/25/17

Steve starts out with some amazing developments in the field of science because routine 3D printing of human body parts may not be far away. Then, Steve talks with Ilyce Glink, an expert in money, about how financial stress interferes with work performance, how employers may be able to help, and how employees may be [...]

Duration: 00:55:25

Steven Spierer, 2/22/17

Steve chats with Greg Gibbs about the Ronald Reagan Presidential Museum, the Richard Nixon Presidential Museum, real estate and life under President Donald J. Trump.

Duration: 01:17:02

Steven Spierer, 2/18/17

The medical diagnoses of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder has long been viewed as bad news of a lifelong struggle. That is wrong. ADHD is a characteristic that can be a valuable tool for advancing in life. Rather than being unfocused, scattered, unreliable or disorganized, it turns out that many have reached the heights of success, [...]

Duration: 00:57:19

Steven Spierer, 2/11/17

The expression “low-hanging fruit” means a thing or person that can be won, obtained, or persuaded with little effort. It is not unusual to hear from people who might advise a new entrepreneur that reaching for those low hanging easy-to-get goals would be a good way to get started or even to live. Steve does [...]

Duration: 00:57:58

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