Congrats to singer and “American Idol” alum Kelly Clarkson, who married her fiance Brandon Blackstock this past weekend. The couple opted for a surprise and intimate ceremony in eastern Tennessee.
Broadcast from the event “Sports, Spirits & Shaves” at Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club in Westport, CT, with part of the proceeds benefitting The Make-A-Wish Connecticut. Guests included Deb Placey, Danny Kanell, American Harvest organic vodka, Dr. Andrew Kornstein and more!
Guest: Deb Placey, anchor and commentator for the NJ Devils.
Deb Placey is a is a news anchor/reporter for the New Jersey Devils’ televised home and road games on MSG Plus and the MSG Network. She is one of the hosts of NHL Live and also has hosted live, on-location reports for major events on NHL Network, such as the Stanley Cup Playoffs and the NHL Entry Draft. Her husband, Ed Placey, has worked at ESPN for twenty years and works alongside Danny Kanell. Placey’s favorite part of her job is interacting with the people she works with and the people she meets.
Guest: Danny Kanell, former NY Giants Quarterback and current ESPN Sportscaster.
Danny Kanell is a college football analyst for ESPN networks. He joined ESPN in 2010 as a college football game and studio analyst, primarily on ESPNU, and currently works on the ABC Saturday afternoon college football game. Kanell’s athletic expertise spans both the collegiate and professional level in multiple sports. After playing quarterback at Florida State for four years, he was drafted into the NFL by the New York Giants in 1996 and also played for the Atlanta Falcons and the Denver Broncos until 2004. Kannell is an all around amazing athlete, being drafted by the NY Yankees after his junior year of college!
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Guest: Captain Gary McNamara, Captain of the Fairfield Police Department.
Captain McNamara and the Fairfield Police Department are making great strides to tackle the issue of domestic violence in Connecticut.
Guest: Claudia Cardenas, director of the counseling center at the Domestic Violence Crisis Center.
An estimated one in every three women worldwide experiences violence, with rates reaching as high as 70 percent in some countries.
The staff at the Domestic Violence Crisis Center is dedicated to the task of helping you and your children find ways to live your lives in peace, without the threat of violence, intimidation or abuse. They have years of experience and expertise in the field of domestic violence. They are counselors, educators and attorneys who advocate for victims in the court system and medical community. They offer SafeHouses where victims and their children can be safe while making more permanent plans. The PeaceWorks Prevention Education Project provides prevention programming in schools throughout our communities to educate young people about healthy relationships. All services are confidential and without charge.
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Guest: Anthony LeMieux, terrorism expert and Associate Professor at Georgia State University.
Our government’s interactions with terrorists have changed drastically over the decades. Anthony uses the example of a recent capture of a terrorist in Libya to show how far our central intelligence and methods of capture have evolved.
Anthony LeMieux is a social psychologist who has had a long standing interest in terrorism. Over time, he has become especially curious about terrorism as a particular form of intergroup violence. Since 9/11, Lemieux has extensively researched and taught on the topics of terrorist motivations, radicalization and the psychology of terrorism from an interdisciplinary approach.
Guest: Becca Glass and Olivia Gulien, FLHS students and founders of a new club about distracted driving.
These two Fairfield Ludlowe High School students recently started a club to raise awareness to the distractions of drinking and driving, and texting and driving amongst adolescence. They are looking to actually influence teens, hoping that by talking to peers they can form a stronger connection and have greater influence. The girls also hope to raise awareness for HIV and AIDS in conjunction with World AIDS Day in December.
Guest: Gina Filippelli, co-chair of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut Celebrating Wishes Gala in November.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation believes that a wish experience can be a game-changer for a child with a life-threatening medical condition. This belief guides them in everything they do. It inspires them to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids they serve.
Gina Filippelli has personal experience with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Her youngest son was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 14, and successfully completed treatment. During this process her family was referred to Make-A-Wish, and her son chose to wish to meet Steve Jobs. After some time, his wish was granted, and the entire family travelled to San Francisco to spend the day with Apple and Steve Jobs.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut’s Celebrating Wishes Gala will be on Saturday, November 2nd, at the Greenwich Country Club. To buy tickets, visit www.ct.wish.org.
Trevor also discusses the subject of blended families and the five pitfalls when first blending families.
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Guest: Congressman Jim Himes on the Government Shutdown
Connecticut Congressman Jim Himes joins Trevor to discuss the government shutdown and the implications this has on our nation. Himes answers questions about Obamacare, the GOP, and our current state of affairs. A must listen for those interested in politics as well as those who want to learn more!
Jim Himes represents Connecticuts 4th District in the United States House of Representatives. He is currently serving in Congress and is a member of the House Committee on Financial Services.
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