Monday, Jan. 30th @ 7:35 AM:  Super Bowl segment with the NFL's First Female Official, Sarah Thomas.

Pull out the pigskin! The NFL’s first full-time female official Sarah Thomas, will chat about Super Bowl LI, provide refresher tips on what various calls on the field indicate, discuss what it is like to be an official in the NFL, and talk about what is happening with the NFL franchise(s) in the NY area.

In addition, Sarah is partnering with Activia for the brand new “It Starts Inside” campaign which showcases inspirational women with unique backgrounds who transcended internal

NFL Official Sarah Thomas
Photo: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty

conflict, fulfilled their potential, and their achieved their goals.

Having made history as the first full-time female official in the NFL, Sarah Thomas’ history-making professional football game happened on September 13th, 2015, between the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston, Texans (also marking her first season as an NFL official). Her hat, whistle, and flag from that game are now on display at the NFL Football Hall of Fame.

Having begun her football officiating career in 1996 when she attended a meeting for aspiring football officials with her brother Lea, Sarah was the first female to officiate in a Division 1-A high school football game in Mississippi. She began officiating at the college level when she was hired by Conference USA in 2007 and has officiated as a line judge and head linesman during her collegiate career.


Also on Monday morning @ 9:30:  New York Times bestselling thriller writer Lisa Gardner discusses her latest novel, "Right Behind You."

With a host of multilayered characters, Gardner explores the lasting effects of trauma in countless ways as well as the minds of spree killers, fugitive trackers, and FBI profilers.  Always tireless in her research, Gardner interviewed FBI personnel and real-life trackers about the methods used by law enforcement to hunt these kinds of criminals. She discovered that despite a wealth of technology, certain terrains can still only be handled the

old fashioned way, with highly trained men, women, and dogs combing through the wilderness armed largely with just a hunch and a backpack. The result is a fascinating and entirely unique manhunt that builds tension at every turn of the page.

The story opens with two siblings who have emerged from a childhood peppered with abuse, addiction, and extreme violence only to become estranged by the foster care system after their parents were killed. When thirteen-year-old Sharlah May Nash is on the verge of finally being adopted, a double murder raises suspicion that her brother might be on a killing spree. Despite warnings from her foster parents, Sharlah knows that the time has come to face her past. As the plot unfolds, Gardner delves deep into the mind of a spree killer.

ABOUT Lisa Gardner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of eighteen previous novels, including her most recent, Find Her. Her Detective D. D. Warren novels include Find Her, Fear Nothing, Catch Me, Love You More, and The Neighbor, which won the International Thriller of the Year Award. Her FBI Profiler Novels include Gone, The Next Accident, and The Third Victim. She lives with her family in New England.


Tuesday, Jan. 31st @ 7:35 AM:  Pastry chef and owner of Ava's Cupcakes, Michelle Spell introduces her new "Game Day" Sugar Cookie Set, in honor of Super Bowl LI.

Michelle Spell is the owner, pastry chef and recipe inventor at Ava’s Cupcakes, a premier bakery offering gourmet and seasonal ingredient combinations. Named after her youngest daughter, Ava’s Cupcakes opened its doors in 2011 and has proudly been serving complex cupcake flavor profiles and award-winning baked desserts.

Ava’s Cupcakes and compotes are baked fresh daily and only feature fresh, seasonal ingredients.

With more than two decades of culinary experience and ServSafe certified, Michelle prides herself in introducing consumers to a world of new and exotic flavor combinations, as well as providing signature nostalgic cupcakes for any occasion or celebration. In 2012, Michelle competed and won season 4 “Food Network Cupcake Wars: I Love Lucy 60th Anniversary” and was recently voted as one of the best cupcakes in America by The Daily Meal.

Ava’s Cupcakes have been featured in publications and programs such as NBCS’s TODAY Show, The Wall Street Journal, The Knot, The Boomer & Carlton Show, Better Nutrition, METRO New York, The Huffington Post, ESSENCE, and BAKE.

Find out more about the company and their products online here


Also on Tuesday morning @ 8:45:  Author Sophie Sabbage shares her journey in finding courage, direction and the unlikely gifts of cancer in her book, "The Cancer Whisperer."

Sophie Sabbage was forty-eight years old, happily married, and mother to a four-year-old daughter when she was diagnosed with late-stage lung cancer. Since that shocking diagnosis, she has been on a remarkable journey of healing and renewal that has

reshaped her life—for the better.

The Cancer Whisperer chronicles Sophie’s extraordinary relationship with cancer and the very effective methods she has used for dealing with her fear, anger, denial, and grief. The Brené Brown of cancer, Sophie empowers readers to reject the traditional adversarial relationship with cancer by teaching us how to listen to it; how to be healed by it as well as how to seek to cure it; and how to be emotionally free even when we are physically curtailed.

ABOUT Sophie Sabbage is an inspirational writer, speaker, and facilitator who has worked in the field of human development, emotional intelligence, mind-set change, and corporate culture change for more than twenty years. She lives in the UK. More at:


After the news on Tuesday morning @ 9:15:  Cybersecurity Expert Bruce Snell Shares What Your Family Needs to Know to Stay Secure in Today's Always Connected World.

Intel Security recently conducted a survey to better understand families’ attitudes toward and habits related to a connected lifestyle, including whether parents practice the tech rules they preach. While connected devices offer new opportunities, they can also come with some drawbacks and potential risks. From new bedtime habits with children related to smartphones/tablets to how parents manage the growing dangers and challenges resulting from device usage – all of these behaviors and more highlight the need for families to use caution in the connected home. Bruce Snell, Cybersecurity and Privacy Director at Intel Security, offers simple tips and must-have advice for consumers to better protect themselves.

ABOUT Bruce Snell is the Cybersecurity and Privacy Director at Intel Security. Bruce has been with McAfee/Intel Security for almost 15 years, and was the Technical Director for Intel Security Japan for 3 years before attaining his current position.


Wednesday, Feb. 1st @ 8:10 AM:  Former New York Giants defensive star Jason Sehorn giving tips and advice on how to throw a great Super Bowl party.

The Big Game is finally upon us, which means one thing: party time! Whether you’re a diehard football fan or just in it for the commercials, former New York Giant, Jason Sehorn will give your party the home field advantage. From your starting line-up of snack foods

Jason Sehorn in the 2000 NFC Playoffs
Photo: Al Bello/Getty

and appetizers to watching the Big Game, our NFL super-star will make sure your party will be a touchdown!

Jason Sehorn is a former NFL Cornerback, who spent nine years as a member of the New York Giants (’94-’02) and one with the St. Louis Rams (’03).  He was part of the Giants 2001 NFC Championship team and was an All Pro during his career.  Following his retirement from the NFL, Sehorn has done a great deal of television work.  Most recently he has been a college football analyst for ESPNU in Charlotte, NC.

Prior to that he was the color commentator for CBS College Sports on all Army home games (’09-’10).  As a member of the CBS College family, he also participated in numerous studio shows related to the NFL Draft and college football preview shows.
Prior to his work on CBS, Sehorn appeared on Fox Sports Net as an NFL analyst on their Sunday pregame show.  He has also appeared as a guest on many television shows, both sports and non-sports alike.

Jason Sehorn
Photo: Ronald Martinez/Getty

Over his career and post-career, he was one of the NFL’s most popular and most recognized players.  He is a graduate of USC.


Also on Wednesday morning @ 8:50:  Leslie Cho, M.D. with the Cleveland Clinic:  Knowing Risk Factors Keeps You Heart Healthy.

Heart disease is the number one killer for all Americans. And, according to a recent Heart Health Survey by the Cleveland Clinic, while most Americans are concerned about dying from heart disease, there is still a need for increased education on heart disease risk factors and their implications. Even though a majority Americans understand that their blood pressure, weight, LDL cholesterol are important factors regarding the risk of heart disease – just over a third (36%) understood that waist circumference is an important factor as well.

Further, while half of those surveyed (52%) are aware that a high Body Mass Index/BMI is risk factor for heart disease – only about a quarter (23%) know that a person is considered overweight with a BMI of 25 or more. Even, perhaps more surprisingly, more than half (59%) of Americans incorrectly think that knowing one’s heart rate is an important factor in calculating heart disease. And, the vast majority of Americans (88%) of Americans do not know they should start getting cholesterol screened at age 18 to 24.

The survey also uncovered that there clear disconnects on the link between blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. A majority of Americans know that uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to a heart attack (75%), stroke (74%), heart failure (62%) and death (60%). However, fewer know that uncontrolled high blood pressure can also cause aneurisms (45%).

ABOUT Leslie Cho, MD, is Director of the Cleveland Clinic’s Women’s Cardiovascular Center (ENGLISH). She is also Section Head, Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Cho is board-certified in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular medicine, and internal medicine. Her specialty interests focus on general cardiology, heart disease, and peripheral arterial and vascular disease and their attendant therapies and treatments.


Thursday, Feb. 2nd @ 9:15 AM:  Victoria Aveyard, introducing "King's Cage", The highly-anticipated third novel to the #1 New York Times bestselling RED QUEEN series!

KING’S CAGE, the breathless third installment in the #1 New York Times bestselling Red Queen series, finds allegiances being tested on every side. And when the Lightning Girl's spark is gone, who will light the way for the rebellion?

Mare Barrow is a prisoner, powerless without her lightning, tormented by her lethal mistakes. She lives at the mercy of a boy she once loved, a boy made of lies and betrayal. Now a king, Maven Calore continues weaving his dead mother's web in an attempt to maintain control over his country—and his prisoner.

As Mare bears the weight of Silent Stone in the palace, her once-ragtag band of newbloods and Reds continue organizing, training, and expanding. They prepare for war, no longer able to linger in the shadows. And Cal, the exiled prince with his own claim on Mare's heart, will stop at nothing to bring her back.  When blood turns on blood, and ability on ability, there may be no one left to put out the fire—leaving Norta as Mare knows it to burn all the way down.

ABOUT Victoria Aveyard is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Red Queen and Glass Sword. Victoria was born and raised in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, a small town known only for the worst traffic rotary in the continental United States. She moved to Los Angeles to earn a BFA in screenwriting at the University of Southern California. She currently splits her time between the East and West coasts. As an author and screenwriter, she uses her career as an excuse to read too many books and watch too many movies. She has sold several television pilots and feature-length screenplays.


Friday, Feb. 3rd @ 8:50 AM:  Dana Holmes, Executive Director of, giving tips on how to have the perfect Stay At Home Valentine's Date.

It’s no secret that planning the perfect Valentine’s Day can be a hectic endeavor. Want reservations to your favorite restaurant? You better call weeks in advance. Want tickets to the brand new movie opening? Better get to the theater nice and early.

This year, why don’t we avoid the hassle and just stay in?

On February 3rd, Dana Holmes, the Executive Editor of Gift Advisor, will be walking us through the perfect stay-at-home date, explaining how to create an evening that’s personal and unique for both you and your loved one.

ABOUT Dana Holmes is a proud Brooklyn mom and Executive Editor of She has been writing about etiquette, occasions, gift ideas, trends and family fun for more than a decade and has been interviewed by the New York Times, Associated Press, TODAY in NY and many, many more.


Wrapping up the week on Friday @ 9:50:  Dr. Patrick T. Ellinor, MD, PhD. with The Cardiovascular Research Center and Professor at Harvard Medical School discussing the warning signs for a stroke that everyone needs to know.

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.

In interviews on January 18th, cardiologist Patrick T. Ellinor, MD, PhD, will give your listeners 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.