Have you ever wondered what it would be like to join the Peace Corps? What sort of Peace Corps jobs are there? What do Peace Corps volunteers actually do and do they find it as fulfilling as they might have imagined while they were applying to the Peace Corps? This week’s guest expert, Travis Hellstrom, is the author of the Unofficial Peace Corps Volunteer Handbook, and he’s answered these questions and more in a written interview for Monday Night Radio.
Listen to this week’s show with America’s most beloved emergency vet, Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald, star of Animal Planet’s Emergency Vets and E Vets, as he talks with us about how to keep your pet safe during the holidays, and answers listeners questions! Poisonous Christmas plants, hypothermia and frostbite, food poisoning, new household poisons introduced for the holidays, holiday-related behavior problems… while, as the song famously says, there’s no place like home for the holidays, that holiday home has dangers lurking for your pet at nearly every turn. Dr. Fitzgerald was on Monday Night Radio on Monday, December 20th.
As you travel over the holidays, ask yourself “What does what I put in my luggage, and how I pack it, say about me?” Is there more baggage in your baggage than you may realize? Just in time for the holiday travel season, listen to our interview with Dr. Williams, which covers everything from the psychology of luggage packing to tips for travel, as well as includes a behind-the-scenes look at baggage handling.
The holiday blues. Families sweep it under the rug, doctors medicate it, and movies make fun of it. Just what is it about the holidays that can transform smiles into frowns, and bring even the most otherwise chipper of people down? Dr. Ken Unger is just the person to help us understand holiday depression, and to answer YOUR questions! In this interview, Dr. Unger not only addresses some of the emotional problems people confront during the holidays, but also offers his thoughts on the ultimate source of these feelings of depression, anxiety, and sadness.
Work sucks, or so a lot of people say. With 92 percent of the American workforce unsatisfied with their jobs, this much is obvious. But what isn’t so obvious is that adjustments can be made in the workplace that greatly increase employee morale, according to Lynda Barbaccia. In this interview, Ms. Barbaccia talks with us about workplace issues and how to address them.
Monday Night Radio is honoured to present this very special guest expert, Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mohandas “Mahatma” Gandhi. In this interview, Mr. Gandhi talks about how we can carry on his grandfather’s counsel to “Be the Change”, and about how we, as individuals, make a difference in tipping the balance from violence to nonviolence.
Death is an uncomfortable subject, but the events that surround it – most notably, funerals – still require diligent planning. Fortunately, there are experts like Gail Rubin who can help with this difficult process. In this interview, Rubin covers the basics of funeral planning, as well as responds to our listeners’ funeral stories and questions.
Let’s face it: staying organized is hard. Organizing is about more than just finding a place for everything. As professional organizer Linda Samuels explains in this interview, true order is about finding a level of organization that’s comfortable for you, discovering places and people that renew your energy, and being organized enough to feel balanced. In addition to explaining her organizing philosophy, Samuels also addresses questions from listeners who have specific problems with organization, like keeping the chords of electronics straight and managing a large collection of memorabilia.
Andrea Raynor has seen her share of suffering. She served as chaplain to the morgue at Ground Zero in the aftermath of September 11th, and she is currently a hospice chaplain. The challenges that Raynor has faced uniquely qualify her to discuss and advise on the similarities and differences of losing a loved one unexpectedly through unanticipated tragedy, versus the (relatively) long goodbye of an illness, and, most importantly, how to support those left behind in each case. In this interview, Andrea addresses precisely these topics, among others, as well as shares some of the stories of her incredible life.
Have you or your child been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD? Are you concerned that this seems to be a diagnosis d’jour (especially for our boys these day)? Is it really ADHD? Or do you have a nagging suspicion that it could be something else? Find out in this week’s interview with Dr. Frank Barnhill, a board-certified family physician who has practiced ADHD-behavioral and family medicine for 27 years. Over the course of the interview, Dr. Barnhill discusses a range of issues related to ADHD, including medical conditions with symptoms that mimic ADHD, the risks of misdiagnosis, the motivations to over prescribe drugs to hard-to-manage children, and much more!
Join us as breast cancer survivors Jennifer J. and Jamie Hyslope share the nitty gritty details of what it’s *really* like to have breast cancer. Nipple origami? Areola tattoos? These are routine in the lives of breast cancer patients, and you ain’t heard nothing yet! These two brave women are baring all – and sharing all – to give you a real view into the breast cancer journey. It isn’t all pink ribbons and races, and they are letting you into the inner circle. Ask them anything, and be prepared to be shocked, amazed, and, above all, deeply moved.
In 1995, Dr. Andrew Wakefield came to a fork in the road when he was presented with a professional challenge and was confronted with a moral choice. Previously normal children were, according to their parents, regressing into autism and developing intestinal problems. Many parents blamed the MMR vaccine. Trusting in his medical training, the parental narrative, and above all, the instinct of mothers for their children’s well-being, he chose what would be come a very difficult road. In this interview, Dr. Wakefield tells his story, describing the challenges he’s faced and his plans for the future.
Cookbook author and gluten-free dairy-free refined-sugar-free recipe expert Kelly Brozyna has been healing her two children, along with herself and her husband, from not only multiple food sensitivities, but from serious health issues which challenged their whole family. In this interview, Brozyna explains some of the familial circumstances that gave rise to her culinary expertise, as well as shares some of the great recipes she has developed.