Monday, Dec. 5th @ 9:30 AM:  Kilty Reidy, from the cast of the Westchester Broadway Theater's production of "Christmas Inn."

It's just days before Christmas and the Christmas Inn is a hive of activity. Two famous entertainers who split up their act return to the Inn--one to try out his new Christmas show and the other to see the place one last time before it is sold. Enjoy an evening of holiday music, laughter and a poignant story filled with Christmas magic as the supporting players and the families of the feuding stars try to get them to reunite and recreate the act which made them famous.  The show features all your favorite Christmas songs including an old-fashioned sing-along.

The Cast features: Sarah Cline as Linda Baker, Jayson Elliott as Buddy/Liam Baker, Holly Googe as Nikki, Ann-Ngaire Martin as Maxine Evans, Joel Pellini as Jerry, Gabriella Perez as Becky, Kilty Reidy as Bill Brewer/Patrick O’Brewer, Nick Varricchio as Sam Brewer and Daniel Scott Walton and Duane McDevitt are the understudies.

For information, show times, and to purchase tickets, visit them online here.

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Also on Monday morning @ 9:45:  Author Mark Greaney, introducing "Tom Clancy True Faith and Allegiance (A Jack Ryan Novel) ."

In TRUE FAITH AND ALLEGIANCE, as deadly events involving American military and intelligence personnel around the globe happen, it becomes clear that there has been some kind of massive information breach and that a wide array of America’s most dangerous enemies have made a weapon of the stolen data as it changes hands from

Romanian hackers to the Chinese government. With U.S. intelligence agencies potentially compromised, it’s up to John Clark and the rest of The Campus to track the leak to its source.

Their investigation uncovers an unholy threat that has wormed its way into the heart of our nation, a danger that has set a clock ticking and can be stopped by only one man: President Jack Ryan. But President Ryan is going to have to make some tough choices – and may have to put his own flesh and blood in the firing line in order to stop America’s most dangerous foes.

The newest installment in Tom Clancy’s immensely popular Jack Ryan series, TRUE FAITH AND ALLEGIANCE by Mark Greaney is a taut, action-packed, spellbinding tale of international intrigue and suspense that could have been ripped from tomorrow’s headlines.

ABOUT Mark Greaney has a degree in international relations and political science. He is the author of Commander in Chief, Full Force and Effect, and Support and Defend. With Tom Clancy he coauthored Locked On, Threat Vector, and Command Authority. He has written five books in his own Gray Man series: The Gray Man, On Target, Ballistic, Dead Eye, and Back Blast. In his research for these novels, he traveled to fifteen countries, and trained alongside military and law enforcement in the use of firearms, battlefield medicine, and close-range combat tactics

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Tuesday, Dec. 6th @ 8:45 AM:  Bob Byers, from Byer's Choice Handcrafted Holiday Gifts.

Byers' Choice is dedicated to bringing you the finest handcrafted gifts. Every Caroler and Kindle is lovingly produced in our facility in Pennsylvania to bring the special warmth and traditions of Christmas into your home.

In the true spirit of Christmas, founder Bob Byers Sr. established the Byers Foundation in 1982.  More than 20% of the company’s annual profits are passed through the foundation each year to support local, national and international charities.
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“The expression of joy that can be found in any Caroler comes directly from the love and caring that our skilled artisans put into their work.  They bring the magic of Christmas to life everyday.”

– Bob Byers Jr.

Beginning in the 1960’s, Joyce Byers spent the lead-up to every Christmas hand crafting Carolers as decorations and Christmas presents. What started as a few small gifts for family made out of some clay, paint, scraps of old clothes, and her sons’ hair quickly grew into a project that took over the Byers’ house every December as more and more people learned about the Carolers and wanted their own.

From there, the company has grown to a team of over 80 artisans working to handcraft the Carolers, which are sold in gift stores across the United States and around the world, while remaining true to the spirit of Christmas.

Check out their company and products online here

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Also on Tuesday morning @ 9:30:  American pop music singer-songwriter Tommy Roe.

Best-remembered for his hits "Sheila" (1962) and "Dizzy" (1969), Roe was "widely perceived as one of the archetypal bubblegum artists of the late 1960s, but cut some pretty decent rockers along the way, especially early in his career", wrote the Allmusic journalist Bill Dahl.

Born of humble roots to working class parents and raised in a section of Atlanta, Georgia, referred to as “Cabbagetown” until the age of six, Tommy Roe grew up in the West End

and rose to make history in the world of popular music. Starting out as one of a host of southern Rockabilly artists in 1962, by decade’s end, he had attained even greater fame in Hollywood by creating a genre of his own. However, don’t think for one minute that the journey from his modest upbringing to the glitz and glamour of Tinseltown was an easy one. It was anything but that. His story shadows a period in American history that was filled with tumult and division.

From the blind society of his youth led by voices on the radio to one filled with vivid, color imagery broadcast each evening on the nightly news from the jungles of Southeast Asia in the 1960s, Tommy witnessed some of the most significant changes in his country’s history and culture. In no place were those changes more evident or more clearly on display than in the music of the day.

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Wednesday, Dec. 7th @ 8:45 AMKei Lum Chan, co-author of "China:  The Cookbook."

An accessible and authoritative collection featuring 650 delicious and authentic Chinese recipes, all meticulously selected and tested for the home kitchen, accompanied by explanations of Chinese ingredients, and easy-to-implement suggestions for alternatives to specialty items

Decades ago it may have been challenging to find basic Chinese ingredients, even in

specialty Asian markets, but today cooking authentic Chinese food has never been easier. Items such as bok choy, hoisin sauce, and glutinous rice— once considered exotic ingredients—are now commonplace in the aisles of most general supermarkets.

Thoroughly researched and curated by Chinese culinary experts Kei Lum Chan and Diora Fong Chan, CHINA: THE COOKBOOK guides readers through the vast realm of authentic Chinese home cooking. Recipes are clearly laid out and explained in accessible terms, inviting home cooks of all levels to expand their menu and providing them with the information they need to delve into this ever-popular cuisine. The dishes range from familiar favorites that can be found on most restaurant menus such as Dim Sum (which, translated, means “touch the heart”) and Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs to lesser-known regional family recipes including Jiangsu’s Drunken Chicken and Fujian Fried Rice.

ABOUT Kei Lum Chan and Diora Fong Chan are the bestselling authors of 17 cookbooks and are regarded as top culinary authorities within China. Kei Lum Chan is the son of Mr. Mong Yan Chan, a Chinese journalist, editor-in-chief and food critic of a prominent Hong Kong newspaper, who authored “Food Classics,” published in 1953 and still in print today, long considered the Chinese food bible. They live in Hong Kong.

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Also on Wednesday morning @ 9:30:  New York Times Bestselling author Dava Sobel, introducing "The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars."

In the mid-nineteenth century, the Harvard College Observatory began employing women as calculators, or “human computers,” to interpret the observations their male counterparts made via telescope each night. At the outset this group included the wives, sisters, and daughters of the resident astronomers, but soon the female corps included

graduates of the new women's colleges—Vassar, Wellesley, and Smith. As photography transformed the practice of astronomy, the ladies turned from computation to studying the stars captured nightly on glass photographic plates.

The “glass universe” of half a million plates that Harvard amassed over the ensuing decades enabled the women to make extraordinary discoveries that attracted worldwide acclaim. They helped discern what stars were made of, divided the stars into meaningful categories for further research, and found a way to measure distances across space by starlight. This collection, still valued as an irreplaceable historical record of the night sky over the course of one hundred years, is currently being digitized, with funding from the National Science Foundation, so that astronomers everywhere can continue to consult the plates with ease (and without risk of breakage).

ABOUT Dava Sobel is one of the most prominent, critically acclaimed, bestselling narrative nonfiction writers working today.  A former science reporter for the New York Times, she is the recipient of the National Science Board's prestigious Individual Public Service Award, the Boston Museum of Science's Bradford Washburn Award, and many others. She has served as the editor for The Best American Science Writing, and even had an asteroid (#30935) named for her. A long-time contributor to The New Yorker, Audubon, Discover, Life, Omni, and Harvard Magazine.

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Wrapping up Wednesday morning @ 9:45:  Non-Profit Advocary Organization CEO Andrew Behar, author of "The Shareholder Action Guide: Unleash Your Hidden Powers to Hold Corporations Accountable."

Ending apartheid, forcing Joe Camel to stop marketing cigarettes to children, and fixing the hole in the ozone layer – these world changing events have all been inspired by concerned citizens who took on corporate behemoths.  These large corporations may rule the planet with more power than most governments …but they are owned by and beholden to their shareholders, who have a say about how they do business.  Over 91 million Americans own stock in public companies, but most people don’t know that if they own just one

share, they can make their voices heard on a wide range of corporate policies.

How ordinary people can use their power to affect corporate behavior is laid out in the powerful new book, THE SHAREHOLDER ACTION GUIDE: Unleash Your Hidden Powers to Hold Corporations Accountable, by the CEO of non-profit advocacy organization As You Sow, Andrew Behar.  Behar shows readers that with just a small amount of stock in a company, you have the power to vote on critical issues, elect board directors, weigh in on CEO pay, and much more.  Most people aren’t aware of the power they hold, and Behar discusses exactly how to get involved to make sure your investments are aligned with your philosophy.  And if not – how to affect change in corporate behavior and stop behaviors that are against your beliefs.

ABOUT Andrew Behar is CEO of As You Sow, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing environmental and social corporate responsibility through shareholder advocacy.  Founded in 1992, As You Sow envisions a safe, just, and sustainable world in which environmental health and human rights are central to corporate decision making.

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Thursday, Dec. 8th @ 9:15 AM:  Burr Morse, from Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks.

Vermont Maple has been the standard by which all syrups are judged. We think you can taste eight generations of experience in Morse Farm products.

Our syrup is 100% pure and natural sweetener rich in minerals (calcium, potassium and iron), vitamins (B2,B5, B6, and niacin), and of course it’s fat-free!

It’s all about the taste! True, there’s a difference in the syrup color between the grades, with lighter syrups being Grade A Golden and Grade A Amber, and darker syrups being Grade A Dark and Grade A Very Dark. However ultimately, taste is what separates the grades, and the best way to decide which to get is to taste them for yourself! We invite you to stop by the Farm to sample them all, although if you’re unable to come the Farm for a taste, purchase our Maple Syrup Grade Sampler or use the chart below which explains the differences between the grades.

Check out more about the farm and their products online here 

~~~  This interview will feature listener prize giveaways from Morse Farm ~~~

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Friday, Dec. 9th @ 9:15 AM:  Chef Michael from Certified Angus Beef.'

Angus is everywhere these days. Over the last couple of decades it’s even become a bit of a buzzword. It's true. Angus beef is good. But the Certified Angus Beef ® brand? It’s on an entirely different level. It defines the standard by which all beef is measured. No shortcuts and with a virtual obsession with flavor and juiciness.

How did those standards come into being? Glad you asked. It’s an interesting story we never get tired of telling. It’s the tale of a group of farmers who, in the 1970s, got together and said collectively, “We can do better. We can produce beef that’s extremely tender, juicier and always packed with flavor.”

They then proceeded to set the standards that have become the true mark of quality of an Angus brand. The Certified Angus Beef  ® brand. From our family ranches to your family table.

Visit them online for product and company info

~~~  Listener giveaways from Certified Angus Beef will follow this interview  ~~~

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Also on Friday morning @ 9:30:  American disco and pop singer Randy Jones, best known as the cowboy from the Village People.

RANDY JONES, an actor, author, American Music Award winner and multi-platinum recording artist, is the original Cowboy and a founding member of Village People. In his career spanning four decades before, with and since Village People, he has sold more than 100 million units and garnered in excess of a quarter billion views on YouTube.

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Perhaps best known for his hits with the group, like "Macho Man", "In the Navy", "Go West" and "Y.M.C.A," he has earned 75 Gold and Platinum record certificates, toured worldwide, starred in the camp classic film, "Can't Stop the Music", made the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine and in 2008, was honored with a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.

He has been featured on the covers and in the pages of countless magazines and publications around the globe in every language including Rolling Stone, People, TIME, GQ, Vanity Fair, US, Paris Match, The New York Post and The New York Times. Along with John Wayne, Clint Eastwood and Roy Rogers, Randy Jones was listed as one of the Great Pop Culture Cowboys by Entertainment Weekly in honor of National Cowboy Day July 26. He is featured in SWINDLE Magazine as one of the ICONS of 2008 as well as the 35th Anniversary of PLAYGIRL Magazine. He is the co-author of "Macho Man", a new book published by Greenwood/Prager/ABC/Clio Publishers.  His upcoming memoir, "Glory Days, Disco Nights" is due 2019.