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Mid November Morning Interviews

Monday, Nov. 14th @ 8:45 AM:  Leadership expert Ryan O’Reilly tells how to harness your drive to reach your potential & accelerate success in new book.

As a marathon cyclist and runner, Ryan O’Reilly scans the entire terrain prior to beginning a trail, sometimes increasing his speed on the track while other times slowing down to Ryan O'Reillyshift gears while making his move that could put him further in his goal, and quite possibly at a different pace. Whether it be a marathon, a pleasure drive or your career and life, sometimes being STALLED creates fantastic opportunities to change what is happening to you while SHIFTING GEARS to reach your full potential. In the process of “Shifting Gears,” you can change everything that makes you feel stuck, whether it’s in your career, your burgeoning business, your relationships or your overall demeanor in life.

With the changing workplace environment, there are millions of people who feel that they’ve hit a plateau or are just treading water in their careers. Technology has done little to decrease workload and stress is at an all-time high in the workplace, which then trickles into a difficult home life.

ABOUT Ryan O’Reilly is a keynote speaker, who also delivers workshops and individual coaching on an international level for leaders and entrepreneurs, designed to break down barriers for reaching true potential. He has lived in the US, UK, Australia, and Ireland, and worked as a senior sales leader for three Fortune 100 companies, including Apple and Dell, for a period of fifteen years. Ryan is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and was a finalist in the ICF Ireland Coach of the Year awards in 2015.

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Also on Monday morning @ 9:45:  Lisa Napoli, Journalist and Author of “RAY & JOAN: The Man Who Made the McDonald’s Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away.”

Ray Kroc was peddling franchises around the country for a fledgling hamburger stand in the 1950s—McDonald’s, it was called—when he entered a St. Paul supper club and encountered a beautiful young piano player who would change his life forever.

Just as their relationship twisted and turned dramatically, the fortunes of Ray’s new Lisa Napolibusiness came perilously close to failure.  Ultimately Ray wrested control of McDonald’s from the original founders; in short order the successful burger stand in the desert of California would be transformed into a stock market sensation and international brand. At the same time, Joan was separately playing her own part in the building of McDonald’s, both as the wife of an early franchisee and Ray’s secret confidante, a role she’d officially take on when they finally married, a dozen years after meeting, in 1969.

To the outside world, Ray and Joan were happy, enormously rich, and giving. But privately, Joan was growing troubled over Ray’s temper and dark secret, something she was reluctant to publicly reveal. And yet, this volatility paved the way for Joan’s transformation into one of the greatest philanthropists of our time. A force in the peace movement, she produced activist films, books, and music and ultimately gave away billions of dollars, including landmark gifts to the Salvation Army and NPR.

ABOUT Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Lisa Napoli has lived for the last dozen years in southern California, where she was inspired to write this book by a public artwork with a mysterious provenance. In her three decades as a journalist, she’s worked for The New York Times, MSNBC, the public radio show Marketplace, and a variety of other outlets.  She’s covered everything from presidential campaigns, to hacker conventions and a hostage standoff, to the dawn of the World Wide Web.

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Tuesday, Nov. 15th @ 8:45 AM:  Laurence Bergreen, introducing new book “Casanova: The World of a Seductive Genius.”

The definitive biography of the impoverished child, abandoned by his parents, who became the famous writer, notorious libertine, and self-invented genius whose name still resonates today: Giacomo Casanova.

Today, “Casanova” is a synonym for “great lover,” yet the real story of this remarkable figure is little known. Giacomo Casanova was raised by his maternal grandmother, an Laurence Bergreenilliterate peasant. His birthplace, Venice, was a republic in decline, reputedly the most debauched city in Europe. Casanova would add to the republic’s reputation. Over the course of his lifetime, he claimed to have seduced more than 100 women, among them married women, young women in convents, girls just barely in their teens, and in one notorious instance, his own illegitimate daughter.

Casanova came of age in a Venice filled with spies and informers. Naturally brilliant, he was intellectually curious and read forbidden books, for which he was jailed. He staged a dramatic escape from Venice’s notorious prison, the only person known to have done so. He then fled to France, where he invented the national lottery that still exists to this day. But, intemperate by nature, he made enemies at the French court. He crisscrossed Europe, landing for a while in St. Petersburg, where he was admitted to the court of Catherine the Great. He corresponded with Voltaire and met Mozart and Lorenzo da Ponte—assisting them as they composed the timeless opera Don Giovanni. And he wrote what many consider the greatest memoir of the era, the 12-volume Story of My Life.

ABOUT Laurence Bergreen is an award-winning biographer and historian.  His books have been translated into twenty-five languages worldwide. Among his books are biographies of Christopher Columbus, Marco Polo, Ferdinand Magellan, Louis Armstrong, Al Capone, and Irving Berlin. He has written for many national publications, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Esquire, and Newsweek.  A frequent lecturer at major universities and symposiums, and, on occasion, aboard cruise ships, he has served as a featured historian for the History Channel.  Mr. Bergreen graduated from Harvard University in 1972.

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Also on Tuesday morning @ 9:15:  Author Mary Higgins Clark, presenting the third thrilling novel in her “Under Suspicion” series:  Sleeping Beauty Killer.

The third thrilling installment in the bestselling Under Suspicion series from #1 New York Times bestselling author and “Queen of Suspense” Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke—television producer Laurie Moran puts everything on the line to help a woman she thinks was wrongfully convicted of murder.

Casey Carter was convicted of murdering her fiancé—famed philanthropist Hunter Raleigh Mary Higgins ClarkIII—fifteen years ago. And Casey claims—has always claimed—she’s innocent. Although she was charged and served out her sentence in prison, she is still living “under suspicion.” She hears whispers at the grocery store. She can’t get a job. Even her own mother treats her like she’s guilty. Her story attracts the attention of Laurie Moran and the Under Suspicion news team—it’s Casey’s last chance to finally clear her name, and Laurie pledges to exonerate her.

With Alex Buckley taking a break from the show—cooling his potential romance with Laurie—Under Suspicion introduces a new on-air host named Ryan Nichols, a young legal whiz with a Harvard Law degree, Supreme Court clerkship, experience as a federal prosecutor, and regular stints on the cable news circuit. He’s got a big reputation and the attitude to match it. Ryan has no problems with steering—and stealing—the show, and even tries to stop Laurie from taking on Casey’s case because he’s so certain she’s guilty.

An egomaniacal new co-host, a relentless gossip columnist who seems to have all the dirt (and a surprising informant), and Casey’s longstanding bad reputation: Laurie must face this and more to do what she believes is right, to once and for all prove Casey’s innocence—that is, if she’s innocent… The Sleeping Beauty Killer will keep you guessing until the very end.

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Wednesday, Nov. 16th @ 9:10 AM:  Caroline McDaniel, from Yankee Candle, introducing the new holiday line of fragrances at Yankee Candle.

The Yankee Candle® Fragrance Experience:   Yankee Candle

Let’s create a warm welcome…together.
We just love creating fragrance and accents that make your home inviting. Family gatherings, friend drop-ins and the holidays…so many opportunities throughout the year to connect with those you love. Connections you can make even brighter with welcoming fragrance, on-trend accents and those special finishing touches.

Casual sophistication.
These two words drive all that we do. Everything we offer, from our high quality fragrances to our décor accents, is designed to have that just-right appeal…to make your home so cozy and inviting that you may never want to leave!

We will jump through a hoop or two for quality. (Three if needed!)
Our products go through the ringer before they earn our label. The fragrances are created by our master perfumers and are then screened, reviewed and rigorously tested by our team of fragrance experts. What makes it through? Only the greatest fragrances that we (and you!) can be passionate about.

Adam Alberts
~~~  This interview will feature listener giveaways from Yankee Candle!  ~~~

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Also on Wednesday morning @ 9:30:  Journalist & FOX and Friends co-host Ainsley Earhardt with her debut picture book, “Take Heart, My Child: A Mother’s Dream.”

Inspired by her own childhood and the inspirational notes her father would write to her each morning, as well as the recent birth of her first child, Take Heart, My Child is a lyrical lullaby in which Earhardt shares her own hopes and dreams, and lets her child know that Ainsley Earhardtwhatever challenges life brings, “Take heart, my child, I will—or, my love will—always be there for you.”

In the “Story Behind the Story,” Ainsley talks about growing up and how her father would write messages to her and her siblings each morning, leaving notes at the breakfast table, so that his children would know they were loved, empowered, protected, and cherished.

ABOUT Ainsley Earhardt is currently a journalist and co-host of FOX News Channel’s (FNC) FOX & Friends.  Previously, she served as co-host of FNC’s FOX & Friends FIRST and regularly contributed to Hannity with her own segment called “Ainsley Across America.” Additionally, she has co-hosted Outnumbered, FOX & Friends Weekend, FOX’s All-American New Year’s Eve, America’s News Headquarters, been a panelist on The Live Desk and appeared on Greg Gutfeld’s Red Eye. Earhardt will be donating a portion of her proceeds from Take Heart, My Child to Folds of Honor, an organization that provides scholarships and assistance to the spouses and children of fallen soldiers in service to America

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Thursday, Nov. 17th @ 8:45 AM:  Thanksgiving cooking interview with Maria Rodale, and her new cookbook “Scratch: Home Cooking for Everyone Made Simple, Fun, and Totally Delicious.”

Maria Rodale was raised on real food. She doesn’t think of eating homemade, from scratch meals as part of a trend or movement; it has always been her life. Raised in a Maria Rodalefamily of farmers, bakers, chefs, gardeners, and publishers, Maria is used to growing, cooking, reading and writing about, and eating organic, delicious food. And now, for the first time ever, she’s sharing her tried-and-true family recipes.

Scratch is full of comfort food recipes that aren’t focused on any one healthy trend, but are instead innately healthy, because Maria inspires you to return to your kitchen and cook with real, organic food. Recipes like Pasta Fagiole, Maria’s Fried Chicken, and Lamb & Barley Soup will be crowd pleasers for sure, but Maria throws in some unique-to-the-family recipes that are going to delight as well, such as her Pennsylvania Dutch Dandelion Salad with Bacon Dressing, Ardie’s Pasties, and Homemade Hoppin’ John (a black-eyed pea stew made with smoked turkey or ham).

Besides sharing her family’s favorite recipes, Maria’s book also gives you a peek into her life as a Rodale, with personal family portraits and stories. With this cookbook, you can eat like the Rodale family every night of the week with delicious food to make at home, from scratch. Naturally healthy, bacon included.

ABOUT Maria Rodale is CEO and Chairman of Rodale Inc., an independent healthy, happy living company whose mission is to inspire health, healing, happiness and love in the world, starting with you.  Maria has authored numerous books, most recently, 2010’s Organic Manifesto: How Organic Farming Can Heal Our Planet, Feed the World, and Keep Us Safe.

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Also on Thursday morning @ 9:15:  #1 New York Times Bestselling Author David Baldacci is back with a new book, “No Man’s Land (John Puller Series).”

Two Men. Thirty years. John Puller’s mother, Jackie, vanished thirty years ago from Fort Monroe, Virginia, when Puller was just a boy. Fresh off his release, Paul Rogers had been in prison for ten years, but twenty years before, he was at Fort Monroe. One night three decades ago, Puller’s and Rogers’ worlds collided with devastating results, and the truth has been buried ever since. Until now.

David BaldacciAided by his brother Robert Puller, an Air Force major, and Veronica Knox, who works for a shadowy U.S. intelligence organization, Puller begins a journey that will take him into his own past, to find the truth about his mother. Paul Rogers’ time is running out. With the clock ticking, he begins his own journey, one that will take him across the country to the place where all his troubles began: a mysterious building on the grounds of Fort Monroe. There, thirty years ago, the man Rogers had once been vanished too, and was replaced with a monster. And now the monster wants revenge. And the only person standing in his way is John Puller.

ABOUT David Baldacci is a global #1 bestselling author, and one of the world’s favorite storytellers. His books are published in over 45 languages and in more than 80 countries, with over 110 million copies in print. His works have been adapted for both feature film and television. David Baldacci is also the co-founder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America.

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Next on Thursday morning @ 9:30:  Steven Johnson, New York Times Bestselling Author of “Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World.”

In six captivating sections—Fashion and Shopping, Music, Taste, Illusions, Games, and Public Space—Johnson reveals the ways garment design drives technological innovation; how early music boxes demonstrated advanced mechanical engineering and player pianos paved the way for the development of computer software; and how having a taste for spices from pepper to vanilla to cinnamon generated massive international trade.

Illuminating the history of ideas, Johnson shows how our desire for amusement has Steven Johnsonshifted our perspective about public spaces and led to the creation of parks, zoos, taverns and coffeehouses, of all which have played a key role in revolutionizing society. In every case—from 19th century illusionists to today’s virtual reality—Johnson brilliantly shows how innovations come from unexpected places—including the technological breakthroughs of Snow White to the way that games (from chess to Spacewar!) have made possible crucial advancements in computing.

ABOUT Steven Johnson is the bestselling author of ten books, including How We Got to Now, Where Good Ideas Come From, The Invention of Air, The Ghost Map, and Everything Bad Is Good for You. The founder of a variety of influential websites, he is the host and co-creator of the PBS and BBC series How We Got to Now.

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Closing out Thursday morning @ 9:45Gary Weinlein, Director of the upcoming show at Proctor’s Theater:  “GROOVIN’…A 60s & 70s Musical Journey.”

One night only:  Saturday, November 19th:  “GROOVIN’ is the absolute “COOLEST” and most “AWESOME” live concert you will see or hear, and “Seeing Is Believing”. This entire production specializes in re-creating the look and sounds of the most popular artists from the greatest era of Classic Rock History which guarantees the audience a fun and memorable night. You will hear the biggest hit songs you couldn’t wait to be played on the radio. So grab hold of your GROOVE and prepare for a trip back to the 60s & 70s with this “Out Of Sight” live concert.

Gary Weinlein2016 LINE UP: CAROLE KING, JOHN FOGGERTY, NEIL YOUNG, ERIC BURDON, DAVID CLAYTON THOMAS, BURTON CUMMINGS, PLUS A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO DAVID BOWIE. ALSO PERFORMING: MICK JAGGER, DUSTY SPRINGFIELD, JOE COCKER, LINDA RONSTADT, ELTON JOHN, VAN MORRISON, STEVIE NICKS, HEART, & MORE SURPISE LENGENDARY ICONS.

For information about the show or tickets, check them out online at http://www.proctors.org/events/groovin-60s-70s-musical-journey

~~~  This interview will include tickets to the show as listener prize giveaways  ~~~

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