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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Guest: Emily Liebert, Author of You Knew Me When.
After starting her career with ABC News, Emily Liebert published her first book, Facebook Fairytales, a collection of stories from real-life Facebook users. Shortly thereafter, Emily was hired by Microsoft as the spokesperson for Bing’s partnership with Facebook and appeared in 30+ television and radio spots for the brand, which garnered exceptional ratings. In 2012, Emily wrote her debut novel, You Knew Me When, which was published on September 3, 2013. Her second novel, The Love That Lies Ahead, will publish in September 2014.
Emily is featured often in the press, by outlets such as: NBC’s Today Show, The Rachael Ray Show, Anderson, FOX News, NBC’s LXTV, Oprah Radio, Martha Stewart Radio, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Woman’s Day, The New York Post, The New York Daily News, The Chicago Tribune, Boston Herald, and Celebrity Parents Magazine.
Guest: Laura Campbell, Founder of The D Spot and Author of The Ultimate Divorce Organizer.
Laura Campbell is a divorce expert, author and founder of The D Spot. Her book, The Ultimate Divorce Organizer: The Complete, Interactive Guide to Achieving the Best Financial and Personal Divorce, serves as a personal divorce coach, designed to help you stay organized and effective through a potentially challenging and complicated process. Written by a divorce and life reinvention consultant and an expert divorce financial planner, this interactive guide provides a wealth of essential information, exercises, and advice about the legal, financial, and emotional aspects of divorce.
Through The D Spot and her coaching practice, Laura is able to help women manage their emotions, face their finances and create balance in their life so that they can maintain a healthy mind, body and soul. In addition to working individually with women, her work includes speaking, writing, and leading seminars and workshops in critical areas relating to transition and designing an ideal life.
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Guest: Esther Perel, Author of Mating in Captivity: Reconciling the Erotic and the Domestic.
One of the world’s most respected voices on erotic intelligence, Esther Perel offers a bold, provocative new take on intimacy and sex. Mating in Captivity invites us to explore the paradoxical union of domesticity and sexual desire, and explains what it takes to bring lust home.
Drawing on more than twenty years of experience as a couples therapist, Perel examines the complexities of sustaining desire. Through case studies and lively discussion, Perel demonstrates how more exciting, playful, and even poetic sex is possible in long-term relationships. Wise, witty, and as revelatory as it is straightforward, Mating in Captivity is a sensational book that will transform the way you live and love.
Psychologist Esther Perel is recognized as one of the world’s most original and insightful voices on couples and sexuality across cultures. Fluent in nine languages, the Belgian native is a celebrated speaker sought around the globe for her expertise in emotional and erotic intelligence, work-life balance, cross-cultural relations, conflict resolution and identity of modern marriage and family.
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Guest: Charlie Slaughter, MPH, RD.
The Circle of Security is a relationship based early intervention program designed to enhance attachment security between parents and children. Decades of university-based research have confirmed that secure children exhibit increased empathy, greater self-esteem, better relationships with parents and peers, enhanced school readiness, and an increased capacity to handle emotions more effectively when compared with children who are not secure.
Charlie Slaughter, MPH, RD from the Department of Children and Families, has been an incredible advocate for the Circle of Security in Connecticut. He routinely connects with people all over the globe to find specific ways they are using COS within their communities.
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Guest: Glennon Doyle Melton, Author of Carry On, Warrior: Thoughts on Life Unarmed, and Creator of Momastery
For years Glennon Doyle Melton built a wall between herself and others, hiding inside a bunker of secrets and shame. But one day everything changed: Glennon woke up to life, committing herself to living out loud and giving language to our universal (yet often secret) experiences. She became a sensation when her personal essays started going viral. Her hilarious and poignant observations have been read by millions, shared among friends, discussed at water coolers, and have now inspired a social movement.
In Carry On, Warrior, Melton shares new stories and the best-loved material from Momastery.com. Her mistakes and triumphs demonstrate that love wins and that together we can do hard things. Melton is a courageous truth-teller and hopespreader, a wise and witty friend who emboldens us to believe in ourselves and reminds us that the journey is the reward. Carry On, Warrior proves that by shedding our weapons and armor, we can stop hiding, competing, and striving for the mirage of perfection, to build better lives in our hearts, homes, and communities.
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Guest: Philip Eliasoph, Professor of Art History at Fairfield University
Philip Elisaoph was appointed in 1975 as the first full-time Art Historian to join Fairfield University’s faculty in the early years of the Fine Arts Department, now the Visual & Performing Arts. Appreciating that most students arrive in the classroom with a minimal or passive understanding of art history’s wonderfully rich heritage of icons, idols and images – he impresses everybody to learn the class motto: “Art Really Matters!”
Philip and his wife Yael will be leading a trip of students, alumni and lifelong learners to Italy in January 2014 to learn about art, eat fabulous food and learn all things Italian!
Guest: Dave Shields, author of Term Limits: A Evolutionary Fix for Marriage
Dave Shields has written numerous articles for newspapers and magazines and is the author of three novels, The Pendulum’s Path, The Race, and The Tour, and coauthor of Saul Raisin’s biography, Tour de Life. He’s also served as a bicycle racing analyst for networks including CNN, Fox News, and ESPN, plus hundreds of national and local television and radio programs.
With society evolving at an unbelievable pace and new technologies giving us instant access to information, the institution of marriage is simply not keeping up, and millions of people are prevented from reaching their highest potential. By introducing the concept of “term limits” into a marriage contract, these changes and the development of individual freedoms are more widely considered in the drawing of an agreement—arguably the most important relationship a person will enter in their lifetime—that has ironically been almost void of thought at inception. The system introduced in this book examines the objectives of marriage and creates an arrangement to support, rather than undermine, those goals, at a time when the definition of marriage could not be more critical.
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Guest: Dr. Nancy Davidson, author of The Secrets of Lost Cats
Trevor and Dr. Davidson talk about the important role pets have in our lives and how we can learn from each other. The relationships we have with our pets are just as important as those with our friends, family and loved ones.
The Secrets of Lost Cats traces the evolution of Nancy Davidson’s seven-year passion for lost cat posters. From the astonishing, almost implausible posters she encounters across the country—and indeed, the world—to the daring, dedication, and emotional complexity of the cat owners themselves, The Secrets of Lost Cats offers readers an absorbing journey that illuminates love, loss, and learning to love again, even more deeply.
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