Monday, Dec. 19th @ 9:30 AM:  Musician James Lee Stanley, introducing his newest CD Album:  "Alive at Last:  In Philadelphia."

ABOUT THE ALBUM:  So here’s the premise this time. I love jazz and have always been amazed by the recordings that happen when a producer puts together some great musicians and they record what happens. No, I’m not jazz, more folk than jazz, actually that’s my genre…faux jazz.

But I decided that I wanted to do a recording like that. I chose two stellar musicians, Cheryl Prashker on percussion and Chad Watson on bass. We hired a studio and invited an audience to attend and be part of the process. Then I told the musicians that there would be no rehearsal. I just wanted to get together and play.

Chad has played on my last four of five CD’s so he was familiar with the tunes, but not whatever the arrangements were going to be that night. Cheryl had no charts and no idea what was coming. She played entirely in the moment and both of them were unbelievable.

We recorded 17 songs in two hours and fourteen of them made the cut. There are some intros, but not as much dialog as what usually goes into one of my concerts.  I really wanted to focus on the music.   Yes, there are a couple of fun stories (how could i not?) but mostly the fun is in the playing.

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Next on Monday morning @ 9:45:  Joe Brown, Editor-in-Chief with "Popular Science" magazine, discussing their January/February issue:  "The Exploration Issue."

In his inaugural editor’s letter, PopSci’s Editor-in-Chief Joe Brown writes that going forward, Popular Science issues will focus on a single topic. “From the first page to last, we’ll delve into the various meanings and interpretations of our themes. We will surface for you the most important ideas, presented in a manner as exciting as the stories themselves.”

The January / February issue features a few days in Shenzhen, China’s maker community, a scientist who uses bioelectricity to fix anything (including human body parts), tips for time(less) travel, and more.

ABOUT Joe Brown is the Editor-in-Chief of Popular Science. Brown joins Popular Science from WIRED, where he ran the magazine’s website as executive editor. Previously he was Editor-in-Chief of Gizmodo. Joe returns to Popular Science after his first job there as an assistant editor in 2002. Popular Science was Joe’s first real magazine gig, where he learned to architect issues and write cover stories. Joe has a passion for modernizing high-quality magazine-style journalism: bringing it into the digital world without sacrificing the values that make it so special. Over the past 10 years, Joe has made that his specialty, and his ambitions at Popular Science reflect that.

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Tuesday, Dec. 20th @ 9:30 AM:  Expert Career Coach Vera Teller, introducing "Check It Off!: Pave Your Way through College to Career."

Forecasters predict that 33% of jobs will be taken over by robots in the next 10-20 years…how can college students make sure there will be a job ready for them after they’re done with school?

Vera Teller, Ph.D. is an expert career coach and lecturer, and her new book, CHECK IT OFF! Pave Your Way Through College to Career is an excellent guide that parents and their college age kids shouldn’t miss.  This

career book is different because it breaks down the planning process during college, with specific advice for each year.  Following these steps addresses the needs of hiring managers so that college students are fully prepared to apply to jobs, ace the interview, and are ready to be professionals.

ABOUT Vera Teller, Ph.D. has a diverse career that has spanned over 25 years.  Her experience includes business, management, operations, consulting, and information systems as Director of Systems and Programming for Safeway and Trader Joes, a consultant for EDS, and Program Manager for Wellpoint.  She holds a Ph.D and MA in Human and Organizational Development from Fielding Graduate University, an MBA from California State University, Los Angeles.

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Wednesday, Dec. 21st @ 9:45 AM:   America’s bestselling vegan goddess, and comfort food queen Isa Chandra Moskowitz is back with her biggest book ever, "The Superfun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook: Entertaining for Absolutely Every Occasion"— proving that festive vegan food for any occasion is easy, delicious, and superfun to make!

Gone are the days of stressing over how to please family and friends with different dietary needs. Bursting with mind- bogglingly tasty vegan recipes this cookbook will make everyone at your table super happy—even the gluten intolerant, the nut-allergic, and the steadfastly carnivorous.

Isa is a cook and lifestyle idol on the rise, with a brand-new Brooklyn

restaurant and a growing fan-base across the country. In more than 200 recipes for every season, she shows how to make hosting all kinds of gatherings a breeze—whether they’re casual get-togethers, formal affairs, or big holiday dinners. With terrific new recipes designed to please any palate and improve any celebration. THE SUPERFUN TIMES VEGAN HOLIDAY COOKBOOK has everything you need to get your party started, from finger food and appetizers to casseroles, roasts, and dozens of special sides. A throng of cakes, cookies, cobblers, loaves, pies, and frozen treats will make your guests call you the best dang vegan cook in the world!

ABOUT Isa Chandra Moskowitz is the bestselling author of the hit books Isa Does It, Veganomicon, Vegan With a Vengeance, and many others. In 2014, she opened her first restaurant, Modern Love, in Omaha, Nebraska and just celebrated the opening of the restaurant’s second location, Modern Love Brooklyn.

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Thursday, Dec. 22nd @ 9:15 AM:  Celebrity dentist Dr. Lee Gause on effect holiday foods have on our mouths, teeth and gums.

It’s during this time of year that many of us are concerned about growing waistlines, but what about our gum lines?  What impact do the rich foods, cheeses, extra sweets, alcoholic beverages and other indulgences that we partake in at holiday parties and gatherings have on our mouths and teeth?

Celebrity dentist, Dr. Lee Gause, will discuss what steps we can take to help ensure our mouths remain healthy and fresh despite all of the decadent food and drinks we tend to consume during the holiday season.  He can also let listeners know what party foods we should seek out that actually help keep bacteria at bay and clean our teeth, what foods are the biggest offenders for bad breath and tooth decay and the overall importance of a complete oral care routine.

ABOUT Dr. Gause is an adjunct professor at New York University’s College of Dentistry and also has a private practice at Smile Design Manhattan.  Some of his celebrity clients include boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Cleveland Cavalier Dahntay Jones, actress Angela Simmons, and hip-hop artist Makonnen.

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Also on Thursday morning @ 9:30:  Author Eric Wiberg, with new book "U-Boats in the Bahamas."

This book tells one more key part of the big story and is one more piece in the giant puzzle of the history of World War II. Its value for historians cannot be underestimated.

Throughout the stories of the attacks by German and Italian submarines on Allied shipping in the water around the Bahamas and the Turks and

Caicos, several consistent themes emerge in Wiberg's thorough accounts. Prime among them is the heroism of the merchant mariners who time and again put themselves in danger as they performed the critical task of moving supplies, military and civilian, which were vital to ultimate victory.

We read of numerous instances of sailors having their ships shot out from under them and then continuously going back to sea and having additional ships torpedoed and sunk. We can also recognize what we know today as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which was seldom recognized 75 years ago. Wiberg pays proper credit to the controversial Duchess of Windsor, whose husband was the wartime governor of the Bahamas. Just as she carried out this official duty, this book relates the heartening tales of everyday Bahamians, often poor and on outlying islands, who generously provided for these desperate castaways.

ABOUT Eric Wiberg grew up in the Bahamas, the son of the Swedish Consul-General there. A licensed maritime lawyer, his thesis for a Master's Degree in Marine Affairs was published as Tanker Disasters. For three years he commercially operated tankers in Singapore. Over 25 years he has sailed on 100 vessels, most of them sailboats, for 75,000 miles, including voyages across the Atlantic and Pacific and over 30 ocean passages to or from Bermuda.