Tuesday, Jan. 17th @ 9:10 AM:  Michael Smulders, Founder & President of Bakery On Main, discussing National Oatmeal Month.

ABOUT It all started in the small bakery of a natural foods market on Main Street in Glastonbury, Connecticut. My customers with Celiac Disease would visit the bakery and tell me about the lack of good tasting gluten free options available to them. Upon learning this, I believed that nobody should have to suffer due to any kind of food allergy or dietary need. From then on, my mission became creating delicious and FEARLESSLY UNIQUE gluten free products that were good for you and great tasting- while still being safe for my celiac customers!

AUDACIOUSLY PREMIUM ingredients, BAKESHOP DELICIOUS recipes, and HAPPY customers were our inspiration from the beginning— and are still the cornerstones of Bakery On Main today. We are a FIERCELY ETHICAL company that believes in integrity and feels that HAPPY and HEALTHY should be harmonious. We strive for that in everything we bake in our dedicated gluten free facility where we use only natural, NON-GMO Project Verified ingredients that are also dairy and casein free.

Our passion has always been to bring our customers delicious baked products made with clean and natural ingredients. Our goal is to make you happy while helping to clean up our food supply and provide everyone with products that can be trusted by those who need it and delicious to everyone who tries it! We hope that enjoying our products makes you as HAPPY as it make us to make them for you!

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Also on Tuesday morning @ 9:30:  M.A. Lawson, Author of The Kay Hamilton Book Series, with the latest installment, "K Street."

The latest installment in M.A. Lawson's thrilling Kay Hamilton series, K Street finds the ex-DEA agent working solo to uncover the motivations behind a gruesome shooting at a covert intelligence agency in Washington, D.C.

It’s been almost a year since Kay Hamilton was fired from the DEA for going rogue. Since then, she’s been employed by the Callahan Group, a covert intelligence agency based in

Washington, D.C. Her job description is as dubious as the people she works for, and the undercover mission that nearly killed her in Viking Bay has Hamilton questioning the legitimacy of her employers.

When Hamilton arrives at the Callahan Group’s K Street office to tender her resignation, she unwittingly interrupts a deadly heist during which the robbers have stolen the company safe and left her boss gravely injured. She knows that Thomas Callahan doesn’t keep much cash in the safe—the men must have been after something other than money. But before Callahan slips into a coma, he whispers a name that will lead Kay to an organization even more secretive than the Callahan Group: the NSA.

Gripping, cinematic, and endlessly entertaining, K Street is the third installment of M.A. Lawson’s Kay Hamilton series, which follows our tough, gun-toting, and fearless heroine as she sets out to find answers and exact revenge.

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Wrapping up Tuesday morning @ 9:45:  American Oldies singer Gary Puckett, of Gary Puckett & The Union Gap.

Gary Puckett & The Union Gap was one of the most successful musical groups of the sixties. Gary's unmistakable signature voice garnered six consecutive gold records and top ten Billboard hits with titles such as YOUNG GIRL, LADY WILLPOWER, OVER YOU, THIS GIRL IS A WOMAN NOW, and others.

Gary Puckett
Photo: Len DeLessio / Getty

Gary has performed on more than thirty network television shows and prime time specials during his career, even adding a command performance for the President and Prince Charles at the White House. The Union Gap disbanded in the seventies. In 1974, "Young Girl" was reissued in England where it received a silver record award for attaining a top five position on the pop charts, several years after its initial release.

ABOUT:  In 1968 Gary Puckett and The Union Gap had six consecutive gold records and sold more records than any other recording act...including the Beatles.

They played a command performance at the White House for Prince Charles and Princess Anne by special invitation of the President.

In 1986 Gary was invited to tour with the Monkees on their national reunion tour, which established itself as a major hit of the 1986 touring season.

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Wednesday, Jan. 18th @ 7:35:  Pro Football Hall of Famer Bruce Matthews, Author of "Inside the NFL's First Family: My Life of Football, Faith, and Fatherhood."

From the man who has played in more NFL games than any non-kicker in the football league’s history comes a memoir about the Matthews family and how eight people over three generations have achieved success in the NFL—more than any other family in sports history.

No family has qualified more of its members for the demands and rewards of the National Football League than the Matthews clan—eight and counting over three generations. They

include Bruce’s father Clay, an original NFL San Francisco 49er; his brother Clay Jr., a four-time All-Pro for the Cleveland Browns; and nephew Clay III, a Defensive Player of the Year and Super Bowl champion with the Green Bay Packers. Bruce Matthews may be the best of them all, a fourteen-time Pro Bowler with the Houston Oilers and Tennessee Titans, holder of the all-time consecutive starts record for offensive linemen, and inductee in the NFL Hall of Fame.

The enduring success of the Matthews family is no accident. Their competitive nature, passion for excellence, never-quit attitude, compassion for the disadvantaged, and love for each other has propelled them to the peak of their abilities and professions. For Bruce, the foundation of it all is his faith in God. Inside the NFL’s First Family shows how the highs and lows of Bruce’s NFL career and expanding responsibilities as a husband and father taught him the lasting significance of his commitment to Christ. This book is a fascinating peek behind the curtain of professional football, featuring the insider stories that every fan craves. It also shows how Bruce and his family successfully dealt with challenges such as depression, cancer, and Down Syndrome. Yet Inside the NFL’s First Family offers readers even more—the principles and beliefs that have enabled the Matthewses to excel in football and in life.

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Later on Wednesday morning @ 8:50:  Patrick T. Ellinor, MD, PhD. with The Cardiovascular Research Center and Professor at Harvard Medical School sharing "The Warning Signs for a Stroke that Everyone Needs to Know plus 4 Facts about AFib.( Atrial Firillation)"

An irregular heartbeat, called atrial fibrillation or AFib, increases risk of stroke by five times. AFib affects more than 2.7 million Americans but many are unaware of the signs and symptoms.

On January 18th, cardiologist Patrick T. Ellinor, MD, PhD, will give you the four facts people over 55 need to know about AFib. He’ll share important signs and symptoms you may be missing, as well as tips to recognize and reduce potential risks.

He’ll also discuss why the risk of stroke is higher for those with AFib and share F.A.S.T - the warning signs of stroke everyone needs to know.

ABOUT Dr. Ellinor was raised in Cincinnati and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Biology.  He attended Stanford University for medical and graduate school.  After completing doctoral work in the laboratory of Dr. Richard Tsien, he moved to Boston for medical residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  He then completed cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology fellowship training at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Dr. Ellinor joined the staff of MGH in 2001, served as the Medical Director of the Cardiac Step-Down Unit for thirteen years, and recently became the Director of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Service.  He is an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Member at the Broad Institute.

Dr. Ellinor’s research work has focused on identifying the molecular basis of atrial fibrillation. His research laboratories are located in the Cardiovascular Research Center at MGH and at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT.  Dr. Ellinor currently helps to lead the AFGen Consortium, an international group of investigators studying the genetics of atrial fibrillation.

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Also on Wednesday @ 9:30 AM:  Best-selling Author James Weatherall, introducing new book, "Void: The Strange Physics of Nothing (Foundational Questions in Science)."

James Owen Weatherall’s previous book, The Physics of Wall Street, was a New York Times best‑seller and named one of Physics Today’s five most intriguing books of 2013. In Void: The Strange Physics of Nothing, he takes on a fundamental concept of modern

physics: nothing. The physics of stuff—protons, neutrons, electrons, and even quarks and gluons—is at least somewhat familiar to most of us. But what about the physics of nothing?

Isaac Newton thought of empty space as nothingness extended in all directions, a kind of theater in which physics could unfold. But both quantum theory and relativity tell us that Newton’s picture can’t be right. Nothing, it turns out, is an awful lot like something, with a structure and properties every bit as complex and mysterious as matter. In his signature lively prose, Weatherall explores the very nature of empty space and the theories that swirl in trying to define and capture its essence.

ABOUT James Owen Weatherall is Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the University of California, Irvine. He has been interviewed by outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Harper’s, and on National Public Radio shows such as The Leonard Lopate Show, Innovation Hub, and more. His work has been reviewed in the New York Times, the New York Review of Books, the Financial Times, among other publications. He has written for Nautilus, Scientific American, Popular Science, Slate, and more.

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Thursday, Jan. 19th @ 7:35 AM:  Sports segment with Women's College Basketball coach Pam Borton, and her new book, "On Point: A Coach’s Game Plan for Life, Leadership, and Performing with Grace Under Fire."

ON Point gives you a seat on the bench with one of the nation's top women's basketball coaches. Distilling a 27-year coaching career into crucial lessons, ON Point drives home the essence of effective leadership under pressure, stress and times of chaos. ON Point delivers the practical knowledge and skills leaders need to achieve success in life and

business, using stories from business, the courts, locker rooms, and press conferences. From leading a Big 10 basketball program to coaching high-performing teams in business, leader-focused chapters provide a holistic view of attributes crucial for ON Point leadership.

A media veteran, having successfully navigated the pressure and expectations of a highly visible position in an ultracompetetive environment, Borton can discuss her personal story as the winningest coach in Minnesota women's basketball history, what she learned, and how she applies those lessons and principles to the corporate world.

ABOUT Now an International Coaches Federation (ICF) senior executive coach, Borton is a Global Leadership Consultant for Borton Partners and has a proven track record of success with C-suite executives, senior level leaders, business teams, athletic coaches, and organizations.

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Later on Thursday morning @ 9:10:  Prize winning author Mark Sundeen, discussing new book "The Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today's America."

On a frigid April night, a classically trained opera singer, five months pregnant, and her husband, a former marine biologist, disembark an Amtrak train in La Plata, Missouri, assemble two bikes, and pedal off into the night, bound for a homestead they've purchased, sight unseen. Meanwhile, a horticulturist, heir to the Great Migration that brought masses of African Americans to Detroit, and her husband, a product of the white flight from it, have turned to urban farming to revitalize the blighted city they both love. And near Missoula, Montana, a couple who have been at the forefront of organic farming for decades navigate what it means to live and raise a family ethically.

In their stories, the search for simple living is a day-to-day reality, rather than mere fantasy.

We asked Sundeen what led him to write "THE UNSETTLERS and he replied, “So many people have anxiety about the state of the world—climate change, extinction, financial inequality—but so few have an idea of what they can actually do to extract themselves from the system, much less change it. This book illuminates those who are trying with all their might.”

Mark Sundeen is the author of several books, including "The Man Who Quit Money" and the co-author of "North by Northwestern", which was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. He has taught fiction and nonfiction in the MFA creative writing programs at the University of New Mexico and Southern New Hampshire University, and he is the Contributing Editor at Outside.