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November 11, 2017
Four Companies Controlling the Planet
Four companies, Google, Amazon, Apple and Facebook, have unprecedented influence over the everyday lives of Americans. Should greater controls be implemented? Should consumers worry about privacy? We’ll have the story. Then, a recent study shows a link between domestic violence and abusive behavior in the workplace.
 
November 05, 2017
How to Know When Violence is the Answer
Is violence always wrong? A self-defense expert says sometimes violence is useful for self defense, and shares how to prepare yourself and survive violent encounters with criminals. Then, research shows that even young children can have racial bias. We’ll hear from the author of that study.
 
October 28, 2017
ID Theft and Tax Fraud
For victims of Identity theft, there is a danger many are not aware of- tax fraud. Someone can use your personal data to steal your tax refund. Then- not everything that is posted on social media is true. Yet research shows that people tend to trust whatever their online friends tell them.
 
October 22, 2017
The Best Way to Get to The Emergency Room
When a victim is shot or stabbed, what is the best way to get them to the emergency room with the best chance of survival, ambulance or private car? The answer may surprise you. Then, a recent study that people troubled by mental health issues set aside far less money for retirement than average. What causes the discrepancy.
 
October 15, 2017
Social Media Blunders
When it comes to expressing yourself on social media, does your freedom of speech outweigh the rights of your employer? Can your boss fire you for posting something offensive? Then, gluten-free is all the rage these days. But how many people are actually gluten sensitive, and what are the symptoms?
 
October 07, 2017
The Effectiveness of Preschool
Pre-Kindergarten programs can benefit children that attend them. But one child development expert warns that not all preschool programs are created equal. Then, recent research showed that kids who played tackle football at an early age had more cognitive and behavioral issues later in life.
 
October 01, 2017
In-Car Pollution
Pollution from motor vehicle traffic doesn’t just happen in the atmosphere. It can also happen to the air inside your car. An expert shares research into the potential health effects of in-car pollution. Then, many women are not aware that a breast cancer screening may result in over diagnosis, followed by overtreatment. How can you make an informed decision?
 
September 23, 2017
The Future of Employment
Automation and robot workers may be signs of progress for some, but for teenagers and adults seeking employment, these changes can mean career worries. Then, Alzheimer’s disease is impacting millions of American families. Are there ways to prevent and reverse the cognitive declines it causes? A medical doctor shares promising research findings.
 
September 17, 2017
The Credit Hack and Your Privacy
A recent hacking attack reportedly exposed over 140 million credit files of Americans. How serious was the data breech, and how can you protect yourself against identity theft? Then, a former FBI defense tactics instructor explains the steps women can take to avoid becoming a criminal target.
 
September 09, 2017
The iGeneration
The first generation that spent their adolescence with smart phones- the so called iGen Generation- maybe significantly underprepared for adulthood. Then, more and more bike riders risk death on the roads, as bicyclists fatalities rise by double digits. Who is at fault? Car Drivers, according to our expert guest.
 
September 02, 2017
Protecting Your Personal Data
Nearly everything about you, from your personal identity to your personal interests are being tracked and monitored. Should you be concerned about this? Then, what steps to success can society offer African-American youth? We talk to an author and speaker who says mentoring and education are critical needs.
 
August 26, 2017
Drinking and Heart Disease
You may have heard that drinking moderate amounts of alcohol protects against heart disease. But recent research reveals that may not be the case. Then, do you ever visit online political message boards? They are often filled with nasty comments. A recent study has fascinating findings about people who post on message boards.
 
August 19, 2017
Teaching Kids to Love Nature
With today’s kids glued to video games and smart phones, how can parents help their children appreciate the wonders of nature and the great outdoors? One expert shares some good advice. Then, on top of sky-high tuition, textbooks cost college students a fortune. But now, open source books offer a cheaper alternative.
 
August 12, 2017
Strength-Based Parenting
The things parents say to their children can have a huge impact on them- either good or bad. An expert says praising a child’s strengths has a powerful effect. Then, research shows your mindset- how you think about your fitness- can affect your risk of premature death.
 
August 05, 2017
Rebooting Justice
Is America truly a nation with Justice for All? A legal expert says large numbers of ordinary Americans are being underserved by today’s justice system. Then, death and injury rates from everyday accidents like car crashes and home fires are increasing. How can we get more people to stay safe?
 
July 30, 2017
Creating the Future of Higher Education
With the rapidly increasing costs of college straining families across the nation, many are asking if changes are needed in higher education. Then, number of Americans with type-2 diabetes continues to rise. Yet some doctors say it is relatively easy to avoid, control, or even reverse the disease.
 
July 23, 2017
Distracted by Your Smartphone
Most people would agree a smartphone is an essential part of modern life. But are we paying the price in terms of constant distraction and lack of focus? Then, diet drinks are supposed to help us keep our waistlines trim. But a new study shows that diet soda may increase belly fat.
 
July 17, 2017
Protecting Student Privacy
Privacy advocates say its wrong for schools and vendors to collect and share the personal data of school students. Can laws regarding the use of student data be tightened? Then, is America raising a generation of couch potatoes? A study says nineteen year olds now get the same amount of exercise as 60 year olds.
 
July 09, 2017
The New Allergy Solution
If you suffer from allergies, you are not alone. Millions have them, and the numbers are growing. An allergy doctor explains why, and what we can do about them. Then, US students rank behind dozens of other nations in academic excellence. But whose fault is that. The answer, according to an education expert, is parenting.
 
July 02, 2017
7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom
What secrets can we learn from the world’s greatest investors? And how can we use their strategies for our own financial goals? We’ll have the story. Then - mental illness can strike any one at any time. If it happens to you or a loved one, what are the treatment options, are they affordable, and can we change how others view the mentally ill?
 
June 25, 2017
Phased Retirement
What’s the number one question you should ask yourself if you are at the age most people consider leaving the work force? The answer to that could affect your lifestyle for years to come. Then- research into consumer behavior reveals why we choose to eat what we do, and how that behavior affects our weight, as we hear from a consumer behavior specialist.
 
June 17, 2017
Looking Out for Neglected Children
Who looks out for the interests of abused or neglected children? The answer is court appointed, trained volunteers. Then- how can you and your family stay safe in a disaster, or a terrorist situation? A former Navy Seal shares life-saving advice.
 
June 10, 2017
Why Healthcare Costs are Rising
The amounts Americans pay for health services can vary greatly. A medical doctor says consumers would benefit if detailed cost information was freely available in the healthcare marketplace. Then, every parent knows that kids have a tough time learning how to cross the street safely. But why, and what can parents to help with these life and death skills.
 
June 03, 2017
Suicidal Thoughts
There’s a disturbing trend among young people: A drastic rise in thoughts of suicide and self-harm. We’ll hear from an expert who explains some of the possible reasons. Then, what age group is most likely to fall for telephone scams? If you guessed the elderly, guess again! We’ll bring you the details.
 
May 28, 2017
The Right Way to Recycle Your Phone
When it’s time to upgrade to a new mobile phone, what should you do with your old phone? An electronics recycling expert shares some ideas. Then, the human brain can stay sharp while we age if we train it to do so. A neuroscience researcher says its never too soon to start.
 
May 20, 2017
How to Survive a Nuclear Blast
If the unthinkable happened – a nuclear strike against the US – Would you know how to protect yourself and your family? Then, a former NASA rocket scientist says there is a shortage of females in science and technology, and we need to change that trend. Plus, a hidden danger of self-driving cars.
 
May 13, 2017
Surviving Domestic Violence
Why do people get trapped in abusive relationships, sometimes for years or decades, and what can they do to escape? A domestic violence survivor shares her harrowing story. Then, a recent research study shows the average teenager on social media may get exposed to some risky content, and some parents may not be aware of it at all.
 
May 06, 2017
How Wealthy People View Money
Regardless of your income level, you can learn to regard money as rich people do- building wealth by investing more and avoiding debt. Then, if you are facing a complex medical problem, it is important to get a second opinion, according to research by a leading medical doctor.
 
April 29, 2017
How not to Spoil Your Kids
Are today’s parents unintentionally creating an entitled Me generation of young adults? A legal expert says if you don’t let kids struggle sometimes, they could turn out to be spoiled brats. Then, how much money could you save on fees and interest just by contacting your credit card provider? The answer may surprise you.
 
April 22, 2017
Investing in the Future
When it comes to money and investing, are you still acting like it is the 20th Century? Technology and science are rapidly moving ahead. A top investor says these days, you need to think ahead of the curve. Then, food addictions can make it extra difficult to lose weight. We’ll hear from a weight loss expert who has tips on healthy eating and long terrn weight loss.
 
April 16, 2017
Study Drug Abuse
Unless you are a college student or a recent graduate, you may not have heard the term study drugs; prescription pills that supposedly make students perform better. Then, what’s the best way of keeping juvenile delinquents from making more trouble? One expert says the answer isn’t jail.
 
April 08, 2017
A Warning for Parents About Marijuana Legalization
As more and more states legalize marijuana, some medical experts have a warning for parents of teenagers- studies have shown that use of the drug by adolescents can have an adverse effect on brain development. Then, a recent study shows that female athletes have a higher risk of concussions than men.
 
April 01, 2017
Prescription Drugs and Children
Every day, US poison control centers get dozens of calls about kids being exposed to prescription drugs. An expert shares the disturbing facts. Then, the number of autism cases in the United States is rapidly growing. How are special education programs responding to the situation?
 
March 25, 2017
The Brain Defense
Does someone’s guilt or innocence in a court of law depend upon the condition of their brain? Some attorneys say brain health is a valid defense. Then, chronic illnesses such as Lyme disease have impacted millions of Americans. But a misdiagnosis can easily happen, leaving patients at risk for disability or even death.
 
March 18, 2017
Income and Education
Are America’s public schools doing a bad job of educating our kids? We’ll hear from a top educator who says the real factor behind student performance is a family’s income level. Then, it seems like millions of people are addicted to technology. A marketing expert says today’s tech products are irresistible to many consumers.
 
March 11, 2017
Disaster Preparedness
Natural disasters can happen any time, and often reveal how unprepared people are to deal with them. A risk management expert joins us to ask some important questions about disaster prep. Then , offering a college education to prison inmates gives convicts a chance at a better life after incarceration. We’ll hear about how a college in prison program actually works.
 
March 04, 2017
Surprising Stats about African American Attorneys
It seems hard to believe, but according to government statistics, African-Americans make up less than 5-percent of attorneys in the United States. We talk to a successful black attorney who has advice for people of color seeking top careers. Then, when was the last time you bought auto insurance? A top expert says if it’s been a while, it’s probably time for some comparison shopping.
 
February 25, 2017
The Retirement Crisis
Are millions of Americans headed towards a retirement time bomb, with major shortfalls in the funds they need to pay their bills? One expert says it will be a crisis situation.

How good are you at math? The answer may surprise you. And in today’s world, math skills are more important than ever.
 
February 18, 2017
The Opioid Epidemic
Millions of Americans are addicted to opioids, such as heroin and oxycodone. But a psychiatrist says part of the issue is the way we look at addiction. Then, research shows a significant link between dementia and a common every day substance.
 
February 11, 2017
Successful Women Speak Differently
Is it talent and experience that makes some women so successful, or is how well they communicate and are understood by other people? An executive coach shares career advice that can help you influence and connect with others. In the last few decades there have been dozens of school shootings. Now research finds a previously hidden factor.
 
February 04, 2017
Using Technology to Find a Better Job
If you are in the job market, technology and social media skills can make all the difference. We have some great advice to share from a career expert. Then- imagine your tap water being so expensive, you can’t afford it. A researcher says some Americans may actually experience this in the near future.
 
January 28, 2017
The Growing Issue of Sex Trafficking
Today, in every corner of America, predators are targeting young, underage victims to bring them into the sex trade. Which kids are most at risk, and how can we protect them. Then, good communication skill is vital on the job. It can make everything run more efficiently. We’ll hear from an expert.
 
January 21, 2017
The Most Stressful Jobs
If you think your job is stressful or a piece of cake, you’ll want to hear the list of the top ten most stressful and least stressful occupations, along with chances for career growth and income. Then, from life on the streets to a prison term, he turned his life around and is now a respected community leader.
 
January 14, 2017
The Gig Economy
Today’s gig economy is made up of independent contractors, doing what they enjoy, making extra money, and being their own boss. We’ll have the story. Then, have you ever had to deal with a difficult person? Most of us have. It can be aggravating. What is it that makes certain people so hard to get along with? And how can we help them change?
 
January 07, 2017
Why It Is So Hard to Quit Smoking
Quitting cigarettes is a smart thing to do. But it isn’t an easy thing to do. We have helpful advice from a treatment specialist who says the best thing to do is not start smoking in the first place. Then, getting along with others, especially those from very different backgrounds can be challenging. An executive explains some ways to overcome bias.
 
December 31, 2016
The Photoshop Effect
A perfect face and body are unattainable for most people. Yet the media offers a steady stream of physical perfection. Do all of those photoshopped images effect how women see themselves? Then, the internet help us connect with others. But are smartphones and the web keeping us from being alone with our thoughts?
 
December 24, 2016
Get Focused at Work
Do you ever lose focus while doing your work? If so, distraction may be the culprit. And the biggest cause of distraction probably isn’t your coworkers. It’s that screen you stare at all day long. Then – if you want to perform at your best, good nutrition is the key. But have you left healthy meal planning off of your to-do list?
 
December 17, 2016
Age Discrimination
There are lots of anti-discrimination laws on the books, regarding race, color, religion or gender. But on law is often overlooked, and may effect millions of Americans. Then, when you shop at a mall or major retailer, experts say you are being spied on. And the reason why may surprise you.
 
December 10, 2016
Homework v Screen Time
Too much screen time and digital diversion for kids can mean less attention to studies. In particular, homework that doesn’t get done. A pediatric physician shares some interesting research findings. Then, a little-known insurance database can impact what you pay for auto and home insurance.
 
December 03, 2016
The Dangers of Teen Drivers
Research shows that teenage drivers have a higher risk of fatal crashes. Should states toughen up the rules for teen licensing? And what role do parents and educators play?

Then- victims of stalkers can suffer in many ways, especially when victims are young. But defining actual stalking behavior among teens isn’t always easy.
 
November 26, 2016
Teaching Innovation
Real creativity and innovative thinking may seem like rare qualities. But an education expert says these skills can be taught to children by their parents. Then, can an ancient technique actually reboot the immune system, and make chemotherapy more effective? A medical doctor shares the amazing details.
 
November 19, 2016
Get it Together Before You Go
When your time comes to leave everything behind, will you also leave your loved ones a mess on unorganized papers? A consultant says now is the time to organize your records. Then, financing a college education for your kids can be a real challenge. But not if you plan ahead.
 
November 12, 2016
Smart Kids getting Short Changed
The smartest kids in America grow up to be highly successful adults. But they may be getting short-changed in school, with most education systems putting the majority of their resources towards average students. Then, what lessons can be learned from trailblazing women who have reached the top in business? A journalist explains what it takes to break the glass ceiling.
 
November 05, 2016
Are You Really Ready for College
Each year, millions of young people head off to college. But how many of them are really ready? We’ll talk with an education expert who shares what students need to know to be prepared for their college years. Then, how can companies help employees who suffer from depression? The answer can help turn lives around, while boosting workplace productivity.
 
October 29, 2016
Identity Theft
Identity theft has become an all-too-common problem these days. But today’s thieves aren’t just trying to steal your name- they want access to ALL your accounts. Then- have you ever heard of the gray gender gap between older single and married Americans? What’s the reason it exists?
 
October 22, 2016
The Science of Persuasion
There is a secret to persuading others. Its about getting them in the right frame of mind before you ask them to do something. A marketing expert shares secrets to the technique. Then, computers are getting smarter every year. Will the time come where they replace doctors in diagnosing medical illness? We’ll have the story.
 
October 15, 2016
Saving the Libraries
Are libraries a thing of the past in today’s high tech digital world? We talk to a top author and library advocate who says they remain more vital than ever. Then, how can you lead a more fulfilling life at work and at home? A psychologist shares three factors that can help you be happier and more satisfied every day.
 
October 08, 2016
Getting the Most from Medicare
If you or someone you know Is eligible for Medicare, are you getting the most out of it while paying the least? We’ll talk to an expert who cuts through the confusion about this vital program. Then, when it comes to genetically modified foods, there is a lot of controversy. We’ll hear from a journalist about both sides of the debate.
 
October 01, 2016
The Importance of The Fifth Amendment
How much do you know about the Fifth Amendment? Some top scholars consider it one of our most important rights, and how you can avoid being wrongly convicted of a crime. We’ll hear from an expert. Then, there are vital prescription drugs that can cost you a fortune. But a journalist discovered how to get a wonder drug for thousands less.
 
September 24, 2016
Teen Suicide Prevention
Teenage suicides can happen in clusters, compounding the tragedy. What are the reasons, and why do they happen in one town and not another. Then, have you experienced bullying at your job? It happens far more often than you think. We’ll share strategies to deal with the problem.
 
September 17, 2016
Strategies to Help Kids Thrive
How do kids learn to behave and how to succeed in life? It’s not by what their parents say, but by the examples their parents set. A leading psychologist joins us with the story. Then, are you prepared to live to age 100 and beyond? We’ll have advice on how you can plan for a long life and a long retirement.
 
September 10, 2016
The Perfect Password
How can you make the passwords you use online more secure, but easier to remember? We talk to a computer science expert for the surprising answer. Then , a former FBI kidnapping negotiator shares tips and tactics to help you get better deals.
 
September 03, 2016
When Altruism Isn't Enough
Every day in America, 12 people die while waiting to receive an organ transplant. We talk to a medical doctor who has a lifesaving solution to this crisis. Then, we’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But a university research study says that may not be true.
 
August 27, 2016
Are You Prepared for a Disaster
How prepared are most Americans to deal with disaster, such as flooding, major storm damage or other catastrophes? We’ll find out from an expert. Then, when a company asks you to go green, recycle and reuse, what is your motivation to participate? A marketing expert reveals the hidden factors in consumer decisions.
 
August 20, 2016
Prescription for Disaster
Nearly every day, 50 Americans die from legal pain pills. A leading expert has the details and shares how you can avoid becoming a statistic. Then, ever dream of having a glamorous high paying job? As you’ll hear, those top jobs aren’t all they are cracked up to be.
 
August 13, 2016
Mass Shootings and the Media
When a mass shooting occurs, media coverage is certain to follow. But, recent research says extensive media coverage of the killers may actually encourage others to kill. Then, Americans toss out billions of pounds of food each year. Yet many consumers are unaware of the impact food waste has.
 
August 06, 2016
Overweight America
Do you weigh more than you did years ago? Millions of Americans have packed on extra pounds. An obesity researcher shares the facts and what we can do to shed the extra weight. Then, teaching students to read with comprehension is vital. We’ll have tips from an expert instilling a love of reading in kids.
 
July 30, 2016
Bringing Back the Dead
Human beings don't love forever. But some of us pass on before our time is up. That's where the science of reviving the recently dead comes into play. Then, a shocking one-third of American adults haven't saved a penny towards their retirement. What does this mean for our country's future? Are their any positive trends among our nation's savers?
 
July 23, 2016
Startling Statistic on Child Abuse
Current estimates on child abuse in America may be far from accurate, according to researchers. We’ll have the story and possible solutions to the problem. Then, with people living longer, the definition of retirement is out the window. Aging boomers are facing many social and legal challenges.
 
July 16, 2016
Children and Weight Loss
Obesity is a growing problem for school age Kids. But a new program for high schoolers helps students lose weight and keep it off. Then, more women these days have degrees in engineering, and which can pay well. But for some reason, many are choosing to change careers. We’ll have the story.
 
July 09, 2016
Rethinking Resumes
Are you a job seeker or looking to change careers? We have advice from the dean of career development. His advice has help millions to career success. Then, we live in an age of overindulgence. If you make life too easy for your kids, how will it affect them as adults.
 
July 03, 2016
Smartphone Theft
Millions of smartphones are stolen each year. And the risk go beyond just losing a phone. Do you know how to protect yourself? Then – it surrounds the planet and it sustains us. But does the water we drink now hold the risk of death and disease? We have the disturbing facts.
 
June 25, 2016
Nice Kids Finish First
Do bullies win in life over nice kids? An educational psychologist says despite our dog eat dog world, nice kids do finish first. Then, can computer science help you make better decisions in your daily life? An expert has a surprising answer.
 
June 18, 2016
The New Grandparenting
Becoming a grandparent can be a life-changing event, and the changes can be both psychological and therapeutic. We’ll have the story, Then, new technology constantly reshapes our world. A futurist says tomorrow’s innovations will usher in decades that will be life transforming.
 
June 11, 2016
College Students, Social Media and Drinking
Many college students use social media. Research shows that students who often post comments and photos about drinking may be at greater risk for alcohol abuse. Then, a behavioral expert says gender equality at work is good for business, and shares quick, low cost ways that companies can use to reduce bias and boost performance.
 
June 04, 2016
The Health Benefits of Church
A health researcher says attending religious services more than once a week could extend your lifespan by over 30 percent. Is this something you doctor should know? Then, smartphones are great for keeping in touch, but there may be downsides, such as restlessness and lack of focus. You’ll hear the results of a recent study.
 
May 28, 2016
Sexual Harassment in Middle School
Sexual Harassment may seem like an adult issue. But it is happening with middle school children, too. We have an interview every parent should hear. Then, millions of families are feeling the financial squeeze. How many are living paycheck to paycheck? The answer may surprise you.
 
May 21, 2016
Can You Trust Online Reviews
If you rely on online product reviews when deciding what to purchase, you could be short-changing yourself. We’ll have the results of a recent study that may surprise you. Then, how many hours of sleep do you need? Getting enough shut eye is critical if you want to perform at your best.
 
May 14, 2016
Short Workouts Still Work
Think you don’t have the time to follow an exercise program? A fitness expert says just a one minute workout can give you REAL health benefits. Then, kids join gangs for all the wrong reasons. A research study now shows that gang membership can cause mental health problems.
 
May 07, 2016
The Truth About Retirement Plans
If your retirement nest egg seems to be laying an egg, we've got a top expert to help you jump start your financial plans. Then, would you know what to do in a sudden medical emergency? Could you save a life? We will bring you the critical details.
 
April 30, 2016
Winning the Money Game in College
It’s a fact- going to college costs a lot of money. But how much you pay depends on how much you know. An expert shares tips to help you avoid taking on debt. Then, if you get a ticket while driving these days, your insurance rates may spike. How much? An insurance analyst has the details.
 
April 23, 2016
The Next Wave of Innovation
Technology has advanced in amazing ways over the past twenty years. We’ll hear from an internet pioneer who says a third wave of innovation is coming- one that will impact us in interesting way. Then, think you lead a healthy lifestyle? Research shows that only a tiny fraction of Americans actually do lead healthy lives.
 
April 16, 2016
Being Prepared if Terror Strikes
With stories about terrorism in the news, its natural to wonder how you would respond to an attack close to home. We’ll hear from a domestic counter terrorism expert. Then, an inspirational story of redemption from a former prison inmate who turned his life around and now mentors young people.
 
April 09, 2016
Compete in Today's Job Market
Getting a new job or getting ahead in your career is tougher than ever. We’ll hear from a top career coach who has tips to help you survive and thrive. Then, millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain. Some say its or biggest health problem. If you or someone you know has chronic pain, this is an interview you will want to hear.
 
March 26, 2016
How to Survive a Heart attack
Few things are more scary than a heart attack. It can mean sudden death. But research by a top cardiologist reveals a routine habit we can follow that will boost our chances of survival. Then, innovative planning and design can make American cities much more livable. We’ll talk to an urban design expert to get the story.
 
March 19, 2016
Pedestrian Fatalities and their causes
Going for a walk is supposed to be healthy, not fatal. But last year pedestrian deaths in the US had the biggest increase in history. We’ll tell you why. Then, millions of Americans suffer from depression. Researchers tried an odd combination of activities that lowered symptoms by 40-percent
 
March 12, 2016
The Battle Within
What do military combat veterans find when they come home? One army veteran says they face another battle that they never trained for. Then - do you worry about your chances of getting a serious heart disease? We talk with a medical doctor and heart attack expert who has a plan to prevent heart attacks , stroke and diabetes.
 
March 05, 2016
Closing the Wage Gap
If you are a woman who wants to negotiate her way a higher salary at work , an expert says you need to change how you think about money. Then, a top attorney talks about the decision to divorce; what factors to consider, is it the right choice for you, and the impact social media is having on divorce rates.
 
February 27, 2016
The Importance of Discussing the Issues
Our nation’s future depends on the youth of today. One top educator says getting students to discuss controversial issues now will make them better citizens later in life. Then, if you haven’t changed your credit cards in years, you might be missing out on some valuable benefits.
 
February 20, 2016
Armed Teenagers
Why do some teens start using weapons while others do not? A physician studied the factors involved, and some of the reasoning may surprise you. Then, do you think money management is to complicated or too much of a hassle to deal with? We talk to an expert who says personal finance can be incredibly simple and easy. He shares the formula with us.
 
February 13, 2016
Vacation Weight
After your last vacation, did you bring home some extra baggage in the form of unwanted fat? Many of us gain weight on vacation and those extra pounds can be tough to lose. Then, have you ever snapped, or had a violent outburst? An expert says it can happen to anyone.
 
February 06, 2016
Social Media & Your Job
Can social media hurt you when it comes to finding a job? An expert says what you post on the web may make a boss think twice about hiring you. Then, human trafficking is a very real problem . An advocate says America’s foster child system may be a contributing factor.
 
January 30, 2016
Eating Out
You are trying to watch your weight, so fast food is out. But what about meals at other types of restaurants? A top nutritionists says most will overfeed you too. Then, modern technology can be a blessing and a curse. A security experts says now hackers can attack you in new and unexpected ways.
 
January 23, 2016
The Confidence Game
Think you’re way too smart to fall for a fraud or scam? We’ll talk to an expert who says a talented con man can convince anybody that they are the real deal. Then, as parents and teachers struggle to prevent bullying among kids, researchers have found a better way to curb that behavior.
 
January 16, 2016
The Whistleblowers Handbook
Tax fraud costs our nation billions in lost revenue, while corporate crime hurts stockholders. But whistleblowers are helping curb both these rip-offs. Then, a grammar expert shares some common word mistakes and says it’s how people speak that really shapes our language.
 
January 09, 2016
Planning for Retitrement
If you or a family member is trying to plan for retirement, the process can be overwhelming. We talk to an expert who shares ways to simplify the decisions. Then, millions of child car seats were recalled for defects. But less than half were fixed. We talk to a child safety expert to get the facts every parent should know.
 
January 02, 2016
The Crime Numbers Game
When crime numbers go down, it’s good news for everyone. But what if those numbers were manipulated? We talk to a former police captain. Then, seventy-five percent of three to five year olds are in some form of child care. And an expert says these kids aren’t getting enough exercise.
 
December 26, 2015
Preventing Child Abuse
They are the most vulnerable ones in society- Our children. Yet thousands of kids are abused each year by adults, many of whom never thought they’d lose control. Then, could your dream retirement end up becoming a nightmare? We’ll talk to an expert on how to keep your nest egg from getting cracked.
 
December 19, 2015
Smartphone Insomnia
What is it that millions of Americans are doing in their bedrooms at night that’s wrecking their daytime productivity? You’ll be surprised by the answer. Then - we’ll hear from a top professor of psychiatry on the secrets of the teenage brain.
 
December 12, 2015
The Purpose of Payday Lenders
You've probably heard negative stories about those check cashing services. But one urban policy expert says they fill an important need for low income Americans. Then, rental housing costs have jumped in the last decade, putting the squeeze on millions of people. We look at the reasons for the rise.
 
December 05, 2015
Buyers and Sellers
You might think the economics of buying and selling only apply to financial purchases. But an expert believes these rules also impact your chance of finding a job or getting in to a good college. Then, a top doctor says you can drastically cut your risk of heart attack or stroke just by making the right decisions.
 
November 28, 2015
Advice from the Wisest Americans
They say wisdom comes with age, and our nation’s older generations have a lot to share. We’ll talk to an expert who says we all need to tap into this hard earned knowledge before it’s gone. Then, as America’s unemployment crisis continues, you may be asking where did the jobs go?
 
November 21, 2015
Marijuana's Impact on Teens
Marijuana Is making headlines, as several states legalize it. But can teenage marijuana use have long-term effects? A recent study had eye-opening results. Then, why do we buy what we buy? You may be surprised by the psychology behind consumer choice.
 
November 14, 2015
Teacher Burnout
Many young people dream of becoming teachers. Buck a shockingly high number of new teachers burn out in a few years and find a new career. We discuss the trend with an award-winning educator, Then, it's a profession most people dread dealing with, but must at some point in their lives. An expert tells how to clean it up and make it better,
 
November 07, 2015
Why We Work
Why do people work? Most would say to make money and pay the bills. But a researcher says it goes much deeper than that. Then, most people want to help others. But often our decisions are based on emotions rather than on what will actually make a real difference.
 
October 31, 2015
Fixing a Broken School System
Some say our nation’s educational system is completely broken and needs a total makeover. But an expert has strategies she says can fix things fast. Then, is clutter in your home or workplace holding you back? Just about all of us deal with piles of papers and unanswered emails. A clutter-busting professional shares his secrets on cleaning things up.
 
October 24, 2015
America is Failing Basic Science
Think you know much about basic science? Like what causes tides in the ocean, or the difference between astrology and astronomy? The results of a recent study may surprise you. An expert says over parenting is harming today’s children by not letting them make healthy mistakes. We’ll have the story
 
October 17, 2015
Career Change
Thinking of a new career? Americans reportedly change careers seven times on average. If you are thinking of a new career, we've got what you need to know. Then, what happens after a police officer is involved in a shooting? The details may surprise you.
 
October 10, 2015
Stalking on the Rise
High profile stalking cases sometimes make the headlines. But the total number of cases each year may shock you - three point five million and rising. We have the story. Then, if things sometimes seem hopeless or overwhelming, we’ll hear from a man who says taking responsibility at home or in the office can change everything in your community.
 
October 03, 2015
Small Town Government
A vast number of Americans live in small cities and towns, were citizens volunteer to serve on local boards and commissions. But how effective are they when it comes to decisions of zoning, planning and other important matters. Then - the Americans with Disabilities Act is considered a major piece of civil rights legislation. We’ll hear the suprising story of how the law came into existence.
 
September 26, 2015
Movie Ratings
Are movies getting more violent? And if so, is the movie ratings system still effective at helping parents make the right choices for their kids? Then, a recent study of college graduates reveals a disturbing trend- one that could impact our nation’s future.
 
September 19, 2015
Women of Wall Street
Who’s better at investing money – men or women? And does your investing style really matter? Then, is is possible to predict adult criminal behavior by studying kids? A new study says yes. We have the story.
 
September 12, 2015
Americans Experiencing Poverty
How many Americans will actually live at the poverty level at some point in their lives? The answer to that question may surprise you. Then, busy parents of school age kids have plenty to think about. Like how to pack a healthy lunch for their children every school day. We’ll have tips from an expert about preparing balanced lunches your kids will actually want to eat.
 
September 05, 2015
Women and Alcohol Abuse
Over the past several decades, women have made major strides in catching up to their male counterparts in many areas of life. Unfortunately, one of those areas is alcohol abuse. Then, we often hear about deadbeat dads in the inner city. But an expert says that term isn’t accurate.
 
August 29, 2015
Super Agers
There are millions of Americans age 85 or older, and a select few have extraordinary memory. Why are these so-called super agers sharp as a tack? Then, American students are well behind the education levels of other countries. What are the reasons, and what can be done to improve things?
 
August 22, 2015
Food Rights
There is an epic fight under way for a little known concept: Food rights. Should government decide what you should eat, or should consumers decide? Then, parents can get stressed out and end up yelling to get their kids attention. We’ll talk to an expert who has tips to stay calm and end those daily battles.
 
August 15, 2015
Rethinking the Hiring Process
Trying to find a job in today’s economy? Or are you a boss looking for a great hire? We talk to a top headhunter, and what he says may surprise you. Then, should how we measure your child’s IQ be scrapped? An educator says we must move to customized testing.
 
August 08, 2015
Balancing Work and Life
It’s a constant struggle for most people: trying to stay on top of everything in your work and personal life without falling behind. We’ll have the story. There’s a big insurance gap in America; over a third of parents with young children have no life insurance at all. We’ll hear from an expert with tips on how to protect you family’s future
 
August 01, 2015
Tips to Land that Job
You sent your resume hoping to get hired, but nobody responded? It’s a common complaint. We speak with a top career counselor for social media advice and other tips to help you land a job. Then, do poverty and stress affect a young child’s ability to absorb knowledge? Recent research has the answer.
 
July 25, 2015
Are Your Prescriptions Killing You?
Prescription drugs are meant to make you healthy. But millions unintentionally misuse them, and that can be deadly. Then, is today’s digital world damaging parents’ relationships with their kids? The answer may surprise you.
 
July 18, 2015
The Big Business of Heart Health
With heart disease being the #1 killer of Americans, heart health has become big business. There’s lots of money behind those medical tests. But are they all necessary? Then – if making decisions all day wears you out, you’re not alone. It’s called decision fatigue, and its more common than you may think!
 
July 11, 2015
Your Birthday and Disease: Are they connected?
It may sound unbelievable, but scientists say they’ve found a way to correlate the month you were born with your risk of contracting certain diseases. Then, is the system used by local governments used to attract big business in need of a makeover? We’ll hear from an economist who does not pull any punches.
 
July 04, 2015
DUI and its Impact on Your Career
Getting stopped by the police for drunk driving can not only get you arrested, but potentially harm your career. We’ll have the story. Then, os the American education system colorblind? We talk to an expert who says major barriers are still in place for minority students at America’s top universities.
 
June 27, 2015
The National Parks
They are an incredible part of America’s Heritage- our National park system. If you’ve visited some of them, and think you know all about them, you don’t. We have an inside look that may surprise you. Then, countless public places have banned smoking. What’s the effect? A new study says the benefits are many.
 
June 20, 2015
Men and Annual Checkups
Do American men care more about maintaining their cars than maintaining the health of their bodies? The results of a new survey may surprise you. Then, many of today’s workplaces have employees spanning the generations, leading to communication breakdowns and conflicts. What is needed to make them all work together smoothly?
 
June 06, 2015
PSTD and Stroke
What do combat veterans, assault survivors and stoke victims have in common? They can all develop post traumatic stress disorder. We’ll have a startling interview. Then, think young adults are abandoning libraries and print books for e-books and other technology? Think again.
 
May 23, 2015
Increasing your Job Security
Is there a way you can make yourself indispensable in today’s economy when companies are cutting costs and job security is a thing of the past? An expert tells you how you can increase your workplace value. Then, we often hear of the importance of colon cancer tests. But are too frequent tests harmful? We have the surprising facts.
 
May 16, 2015
Safeguarding Children From Predators
Parents of young children can’t watch over them 24 hours a day, with activities such as sports and summer camp. What safeguards can be set up to ensure your kids will be safe from predators? Then, how is it that some people struggle to find true wealth, while others do not? We’ll talk to an expert.
 
May 02, 2015
Who Owns The Future
We live in a digital world where new technology promises everyone newfound wealth and success. But one expert says the reality is not living up to the hype. Then, somewhere in your car, there’s a hidden device that you may not even be aware of. But it’s tracking your every move.
 
April 25, 2015
The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security
You might think that Social Security payments are one size fits all. But the benefits system is more complex than most people realize. Then, Alzheimer’s is a very costly disease for America’s healthcare system. What are the odds that you’ll get the illness, and why is treatment so expensive?
 
April 11, 2015
Creating the Future of Learning
With rapidly increasing costs of college straining families across the nation, many are asking if major changes are needed in higher education. Then, the instances of type 3 diabetes in Americans keeps rising. Yet some doctors say it is relatively easy to avoid, control or even reverse the disease.
 
April 06, 2015
Happy Money
Is there a scientific formula behind smarter spending? We’ll talk to an expert to get her secret recipe for buying happiness. Then, it’s a startling statistic, and a grim one; The suicide rate among middle aged whites has increased dramatically. But what’s behind the numbers?
 
March 21, 2015
Dealing With Addictions
There are all kinds of harmful addictions and bad habits, from drugs to alcohol, gambling or porn. One expert says there’s no single path for defeating them. Then, Is there a key to making America’s struggling cities more vibrant and successful? We talk to a city planner and design expert who says he’s discovered the secret formula.
 
March 14, 2015
Inspiring Innovation
If today’s most essential skill is innovation, how can we spark an innovative attitude in today’s young people? Then - is it possible to never be sick another day in your entire life? How about finding a simple way to stay vibrantly healthy? An MIT Grad shares his secrets.
 
February 15, 2015
Salt, Sugar and Fat
Are you hooked on certain foods? Millions of Americans are. An expert says processed foots are a major source of salts, sugars and fats. Then, social media is a great way to stay connected. It can also make a major difference for anyone hunting for a job in today’s economy.
 
January 31, 2015
Preventing Crime Against Women
The FBI statistics are scary - One in four females in America will be a victim of violent crime. We have expert advice to help you stay safe. Then, it’s fine to make money as long as it’s not counterfeit money. We’ll get the details on the latest way the government is fighting the problem.
 
January 03, 2015
Getting Our Children to Love Reading
Everyone agrees that it’s vital for kids to read. But are they reading? We’ll talk to an expert who reports some shocking statistics. Then - if you’re an investor, do you know the seven deadly sins of 401K investing? We’ll show you how to avoid common money mistakes.
 
December 27, 2014
New Ideas on School Reform
Are school reformers getting stuck in yesterday’s ideas? How can we improve our nation’s schools? Then - do you really know what’s in the food you eat? The startling answers might surprise you.
 
December 20, 2014
A New Perspective on Osteoporosis
Medical experts sometimes advise us to take a certain supplement for our health, and then later say it might harm you. We’ll have the story. Youth violence seems to be a constant in the news. The police deal with the aftermath. But how do we deal with prevention? We’ll get the facts from an expert.
 
December 06, 2014
Profitable Diversity
America’s diverse population has helped make this country great. And diversity can also make companies more profitable. Countless people spend time and money seeking personal finance advice. But how reliable is that advice?
 
November 29, 2014
Cheating in School On the Rise
Here is a shocking fact: over half of students say theyve cheated in school. And while parents may want their kids to be honest, is the pressure to succeed winning out? Then, you might think only old people get Alzheimers disease, but surprisingly, it can affect younger people too. Well have the story.
 
November 15, 2014
Lawsuits and the Emergency Room
If you or a loved one are rushed to the hospital for emergency treatment, probably the last thing on your mind is a lawsuit. But you can bet that’s what the ER docs are thinking about. Then, race is a part of everyday life. But where does America stand in the nation conversation on race, and where is it going?
 
November 08, 2014
Mortgage Discrimination
A woman and man apply for a mortgage. Does it matter whose name appears first on the document? The answer will surprise you. Then, the addiction treatment industry grabs headlines. But does it help people overcome their dependency on drugs and alcohol? We talk to an expert for an insider’s view.
 
November 01, 2014
Which Cancer Screens are Necessary?
You might think that all types of cancer screenings would be good to have, But a top physician says many of the tests are a waste of money, and could put your health at risk. Then, everyone gets angry from time to time, but out of control anger can wreak havoc in our personal lives and on the job.
 
October 04, 2014
The Sobering Truth
Can you tell if someone is an alcoholic? We’ll talk with a top medical doctor, a recovering alcoholic himself, who shares the shocking health effects of years of alcohol abuse. Then, these days there’s a big bad world out there of bad guys and predators. A top criminal profiler shares advice for parents on how to keep their daughters safe.
 
September 27, 2014
The Challenges of Low Income Parents
Do parents in lower wage jobs face more challenges in raising good kids? We’ll talk to an economist whose research findings may surprise you. Then, adoption has been around since humans first walked the Earth. But today, adoption practices have changed in dramatic and fascinating ways.
 
September 20, 2014
Helping Others Through Social Media
Want to make a positive difference in the world? Millions of people do. And now social media is making it possible for anyone to help people all over the planet. Then, a once-barely recognizable disorder now impacts millions, including a shocking number of children. It’s called ADHD, and we have ways for parents to deal with it. And, what you can do to avoid BPA.
 
September 06, 2014
The Concussion Epidemic in Youth Sports
Millions of school-aged kids love participating in sports. But parents should be aware that collision sports involve the risk of concussions and head injury. We speak with a top neurosurgeon about the risks. Then, a new study reveals that Americans waste an astonishing 40 percent of food.
 
August 30, 2014
The Digital Generation
The World has changed dramatically in one generation; kids today are digitally wired. And one expert says it has literally changed their brain. Then, how can African Americans gain more success, and become game changers in their careers and in their lives? We’ll talk to a former winner of “The Apprentice” for the answers. Plus, is texting effecting the way teens sleep?
 
August 09, 2014
A Hidden Weapon in the War on Drugs
Just about everyone has heard about America’s war on drugs. But there’s a little known weapon in the government’s legal arsenal you may be unaware of. It’s called forfeiture, and it could cost you your personal property. Then – counterfeit goods and online piracy are a financial menace for American business large and small. A top attorney will tell you how to avoid becoming a legal target.
 
August 02, 2014
Changing Business from the Inside
If the primary goal of Corporate America is to earn a profit, does that conflict with making the world a better place? We’ll have an eye-opening interview. Then, every parent wants to raise successful kids. But real success may not be measured by report cards and college degrees…
 
July 26, 2014
Girls Get Curves
A Hollywood actress and renowned math expert says girls can do anything, from excelling at math to reaching their highest goals. Then, getting rid of bad habits can help us. But can adding a few good habits change your life for the better?
 
July 19, 2014
Facts About Food Allergies
Allergies in today’s kids are on the rise, especially food allergies. But why? We’ll examine a new study with surprising results. Then, most people would agree that there are things in the world they would like to change. We talk to an expert who says we can change the world in as little as five minutes a day.
 
July 05, 2014
The Cost of Youth Sports
Tens of millions of American kids participate in youth sports. But have fun and games turned into big business? Then, the days of bargain airfare and convenient travel are long gone. And that is affecting families in a big way. Plus, what drivers ed is NOT teaching your teen.
 
June 28, 2014
Why Good People Can’t Get Jobs
Millions of Americans are looking for work. We'll talk to a top expert who explains why good people can't get jobs. Then, we hear a lot about reducing our carbon footprint. Now, we'll share a few practical tips that anyone can apply.
 
June 22, 2014
The New Geography of Jobs
Millions of Americans are looking for jobs. And countless others want a career boost. If you are among them, where you live might be limiting your chances. Then – veganism is increasingly popular. We’ll hear from an expert on the benefits of a meatless lifestyle.
 
June 07, 2014
A Threat to the American Dream
How much do Americans know about our country? The answer may shock you; One in three can’t pass a basic civics test. The same test that is given to immigrants. Then, it seems almost as complicated as a moon launch – preparing to send your kid to college. We’ll hear from an expert.
 
May 31, 2014
Surprising Crime Statistics
It’s a shocking statistic: Nearly 20 million violent and property crimes are committed each year in the US, Despite the devastating human impact, millions of victims never get justice. Then, a true rags to riches journey., from a childhood that could have destroyed him, to a triumph of the human spirit.
 
May 03, 2014
Curbing the Violence
Violence at work and on school campuses, sometimes with tragic results, seems far too common. But one expert says there are ways to diffuse the anger. Then surveys show that the public’s trust in the news media is at an all time low. But why has it happened, and can anything be done about it?
 
April 20, 2014
Women and the Corporate Ladder
A recent study revealed that corporations may be shortchanging future growth by not promotion more women to senior positions. But what can women do differently to land those top jobs? Then, a science writer believes we can all look forward to an abundant future, because technology and other factors will transform life as we know it.
 
April 05, 2014
Why We Get Fat
Countless Americans are fighting the battle of the bulge, struggling to lose the pounds and keep them off. We’ll talk to an expert who says that hormones are the key to life long weight loss. Then, it may be human nature to blame others when things go wrong at work. But doing so could crash your career.
 
March 22, 2014
Losing the War on Drugs
It’s a war that never seems to end: the War on Drugs. But is our drug war a winnable one? We’ll talk to a law enforcement expert to get the full story. Then – looking for a great job with a secure future? Believe it or not, jobs like that are out there. A top employment advisor shares the details.
 
March 15, 2014
Depression and Your Child
Experts say childhood depression is at an all time high. We’ll hear from a top psychologist about symptoms to look for. Then, are you concerned about your privacy, security and freedom from surveillance? Lots of people are. And an investigative journalist joins us to share some eye opening facts.
 
January 04, 2014
Raising Smart Kids
This week’s episode is a special look at children and parenting. First, millions of parents are using the television as their child’s babysitter. But the result may be kids who struggle later in life. Then, a well informed child is a safe child. What should you tell your child about school shootings and other racts of violence? We talk with an expert for some answers.
 
December 28, 2013
Preventing Alzheimer's
Every seventy seconds, another American is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Will you be one of the millions? Then, is our high-tech world leaving teens struggling to communicate? Parents can help their kids learn to speak, write and connect with others.
 
December 14, 2013
Warning Signs of Layoffs
Are you at risk of getting fired or being laid off. A career coach gives you the telltale signs that your job could be in danger. Then, a recent study examines the arrest records of young Americans, with alarming results. We talk to a criminologist for the details.
 
November 30, 2013
Teens & Sexting
You’ve probably read news stories about teenagers sending each other sexually explicit e-mails or photos via mobile phones. Sexting. But how common is it among teens? Then, with Americans lving longer than ever, many enjoying good health into their senior years, is it time to rethink the retirement age?
 
November 23, 2013
Millions of Jobs and No One to Fill Them
Millions of Americans are unemployed. Yet nearly four million US jobs can’t be filled by employers. We have the story. Then, the statistics on sexual abuse are staggering. We’ll have an honest discussion with an expert on how abuse victims can heal.
 
November 09, 2013
Solving Problems in a Connected Society
With today’s technology, countless millions of American have world wide connectivity. What if we could put that power to work to solve some of society’s problems? One man thinks we can. Then, one in one hundred children in the US has some form of autism. How can a parent know if their toddler can be one of them?
 
October 26, 2013
Limited Learning on College Campuses
College tuitions are soaring, forcing students and their parents to take on huge debts. Yet surveys and tests show students don’t learn all that much at college. Then, we explore the fascinating physics behind a car crash, and why cheating the speed limit could cost you your life.
 
October 19, 2013
Marriage and Your Health
When suffering a serious illness, does having a spouse make any difference in your chances for survival? You may be surprised by the answer. Then, there is a national push to reduce childhood bullying. But are anti-bullying laws making a difference?
 
October 11, 2013
Delayed Careers for Millennials
The current crop of young Americans are the most educated generation ever. So why is it taking them so long to launch their careers? Then - you may have heard of those tax saving accounts to help you save for retirement or college. Are they a good deal? Not necessarily, according to a leading economist.
 
October 04, 2013
The Happiness Advantage
It may sound like a cliché, but a Harvard professor says a positive attitude – being happy – can make you more successful. Then –if you’re a young or middle-aged American, chances are rising fast that you could have a stroke. A doctor shares the surprising facts you need to know.
 
August 16, 2013
Perfect Childhood, Miserable Adulthood
Parents – if you constantly try to give your kids a perfect childhood, you may end up making them unhappy adults. A psychotherapist explains. Then, Star Trek technology isn’t just a fantasy. One doctor says it’s changing health care every day.
 
August 02, 2013
Random Murders aren’t so Random
If you always thought most big city murders were random, the results of a new study may surprise you: turns out most victims know their attackers. Then – a neuroscientist explains one secret about controlling addictions, and a lot more about how our brains work.
 
July 26, 2013
Life Long Learning
The time when Graduation Day meant the end of your education is long past. To survive and thrive in today’s world, you’ve got to be a life long learner. Then - you read and hear about miracle cures from alternative medical products. But do they work? We talk to an expert who says buyer beware.
 
July 19, 2013
Your Future Economic Downturn
We all know the economic recession has impacted those of working age. But a new study says it will also slam your future retirement. Then a routine hospital stay can result in a deadly bloodstream infection. We talk to a doctor for the startling facts, and to find out what you can do about it.
 
July 05, 2013
Is Your Driveway Dangerous?
You may live far away from any toxic waste dumps, but could your driveway or a nearby parking lot be full of hazardous, cancer-causing chemicals? Then, it's summertime, where people slather or spray on the sunscreen. But what do you really know about the product you use?
 
June 08, 2013
The Bed Bug Epidemic
Feel something biting you? So do millions of Americans due to a bed bug epidemic. With the busy travel season up ahead, how can you protect yourself? Then, everyone seems to be complaining. But does it do any good? We’ll talk to a psychologist for the eye-opening answer.
 
May 24, 2013
The Argument for Tort Reform
Whether a client wins or loses a legal case, it seems the lawyers always come out ahead. Is America ready for tort reform? We’ll talk to an expert who says yes. Then, are America’s schools stuck in the past? Our second guest will explain why we must unlearn what we know about education.
 
May 04, 2013
New Perspectives on Osteoporosis
Medical experts sometimes advise us to take a certain supplement for our health, and then later say it might harm you. We’ll have the story. Youth violence seems to be a constant in the news. The police deal with the aftermath. But how do we deal with prevention? We’ll get the facts from an expert.
 
April 20, 2013
Over-diagnosed
Has modern medical technology taken things too far, allowing doctors to over-diagnose? We talk to an MD for an eye-opening interview. Then, there are more companies owned by women these days. Yet they’re making less money than other businesses. We’ll have the story. Plus – do America’s schools have a literal math problem?
 
March 23, 2013
Mortgage Fairness
A woman and man apply for a mortgage. Does it matter whose name appears first on the document? The answer may surprise you. Then, the addiction treatment industry grabs headlines. But does it help people overcome their dependency on drugs and alcohol? We’ll talk to an expert for an insider’s view.
 
March 15, 2013
Jury by Facebook
You may be using Facebook and Twitter without giving it much thought. But did you know your online identity is being increasingly used to decide if you are or are not suitable to serve on a jury? Then – tax time isn’t far off. And did you know there are plenty of ways to get your taxes prepared for free? We’ll tell you how. Plus, one expert says those energy drinks aren’t giving you the boost they say they are.
 
March 09, 2013
Saving Money at the Pump
Gas prices are on the rise. Does a fill up at the gas station put a big dent in your wallet? You’ll want to hear our expert interview about how you can improve your gas mileage. Then - if you think childhood bullying has no lasting effects, when the victims reach adulthood, the results of a new study may startle you.
 
March 01, 2013
The Hidden Costs of Nuclear Energy
Nuclear power has been around for more than fifty years. But some critics are saying it’s still not economically viable without big help from US Taxpayers. Then, race relations – still a touchy and controversial topic. We’ll talk to a black author who has some provocative thoughts on where we stand as a nation.
 
February 23, 2013
Power Meters and Privacy
New technology can make life better. But it can also come with controversy. Smart power meters are becoming commonplace in American homes. And there are concerns about privacy because of them. Then, is your family at risk of being priced out by the health insurance market? A glitch in the government’s new healthcare law may leave up to a half a million kids without coverage.
 
February 15, 2013
The Real Risks of Radon
The Government has warned for years that it’s a silent killer that could affect any American home at any time. But what are the real risks of Radon gas? We’ll get some straight talk from an expert. Then, are you making mistakes that could destroy your career or the business you work for? We’ll get some practical advice from a legal expert on how to avoid those legal landmines.
 
February 01, 2013
Emptying the Nest
Is the empty nest becoming a thing of the past? The world has dramatically changed in recent years and millions of 20-somethings are still living with their parents. We examine the trend and the reason behind it. Then, it’s a crime that’s easy to commit. Too easy. Shoppers buy online, then claim they never got the order. We have the details. And, tips on getting organized.
 
January 11, 2013
The Families Left Behind
We all know that war greatly impacts nations and the soldiers that fight in them. But it also impacts marriages and families. The wife and mother of a military family shares her story. Then, in business, its been said that nice guys finish last. Is the same true for women? We’ll talk to an expert for some surprising answers.
 
January 04, 2013
The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation
Just about everyone uses mobile phones these days. Some use them constantly. But some experts say health risks have been downplayed. Then, America is truly addicted to energy. It fuels our nation and our economy. But what can we do to save energy in our homes and offices? An expert has the answers. Plus, the Savage truth on what you should be doing with that extra money in your paycheck.
 
December 29, 2012
Overcoming Poverty in the Inner City
Overcoming the poverty and setbacks of the inner city… It can be done if you make the right choices. We’ll talk to a guest who ha dedicated her life to helping others reach higher. Then, how do you get what you really want? Learn the secrets from a recognized expert on negotiation.
 
December 21, 2012
Breast Cancer Prevention Tips
What’s the latest scientific research on reducing the risk of breast cancer? There are simple lifestyle changes that can make a big difference. Then, hidden addictions in others can be like a time bomb waiting to explode. We’ll talk to an expert about how you can spot the danger signs of alcoholism and other dangerous addictions.
 
December 07, 2012
Bad Gas
There’s a new blend of gasoline rolling out across the US. And one motorist group says it poses a risk to millions of vehicles. Then, countless Americans are looking for jobs. We’ll talk to an expert who says finding employment takes careful planning.
 
December 01, 2012
Delayed Retirement
At the end of a long career, most look forward to retirement. But millions may soon be asked to postpone retirement for a few more years. Then, the shocking true story of an abused spouse who finally speaks out, and what you hear might surprise you. And why AP courses in High School may be able to save you big money on college tuition.
 
November 10, 2012
Prescription Drug Abuse
Some of the most popular and deadly recreational drugs abused in America today may be as close as your family’s medicine cabinet or in your e-mail inbox. A former addict shares his story. Then, high school football is as American as apple pie. But you’ll be blown away by new research into how many young athletes have brain injuries that are never diagnosed. Plus, the most cost-efficient ways to go green in your household.
 
November 03, 2012
Fewer Teens are Drinking and Driving
There’s encouraging news on teens, drinking and driving – the percentage has been cut in half over the last 20 years. We’ll find out why. Then, countless numbers of young people are battling obesity. New research shows the disparity between races in stress-induced weight gain.
 
October 27, 2012
Profiteering on the Working Poor
Who ever thought that the working poor would be big business? We’ll look at the fast-growing poverty industry, and why it’s rapidly growing. Plus, they should be in their peak earning years, but for many unemployed workers over 50, their biggest fear is that they’ll never work again. We’ll look at the reason why, and talk to an expert for some job hunting tips.
 
October 19, 2012
Crisis of Connection
What’s it like to grow up an an American male? And why do many older teen boys struggle to find acceptance and belonging with their peers? We’ll talk to an expert for an eye opening interview. Then - when it comes time to upgrade those old appliances, there’s more to consider than color and size. Careful shopping can save you cash in the long run.
 
September 29, 2012
Fighting Back Against Cyberbullying
With an astonishing 70% of teens admitting to cyberbullying, it’s become an epidemic. We’ll talk to an expert who will help you protect your kid from those who are destroying others for the sport of it. Then, have you noticed your attention span getting shorter? One expert thinks it’s because the internet is literally rewiring your brain!
 
September 15, 2012
Hi Tech Cheaters
We live in a digital world of instant information. But is all this new technology making it too easy to cheat? Then - is America’s legal system broken? An acclaimed attorney speaks out, and explains how to fix the problem.
 
August 31, 2012
Prostate Cancer: Treat It or Not?
Prostate cancer affects hundreds of thousands of men each year. But new research is giving doctors important information on whether to treat it, or just leave it alone. Then, it’s every parents nightmare: the abduction of a child. We’ll talk to one of the nation’s foremost experts for advice every parent AND child needs to hear.
 
August 18, 2012
Computer Vision Syndrome
More that 80% of us use computers. But could it be affecting your vision. We’ll talk to an expert who says the syndrome is so new that it doesn’t even have a name yet. Then, some surprising info on how your hormone levels affect your happiness and relationships.
 
August 11, 2012
Protecting Your Child’s Identity
For years, identity theft has been a problem affecting millions of Americans. But the latest identity theft scam is targeting children. We have the details. Then, people never seem to have enough time for work or have time at home. But where does all the time go? The reality of it may surprise you.
 
August 03, 2012
In Sourcing Doctors
With countless Americans out of work, there’s a real demand for good paying jobs. Yet in one of these fields - healthcare – one expert says too many jobs are going to workers from foreign countries. Then - a new survey indicates that schools may not be challenging enough for our children.
 
July 28, 2012
A Tribute to Sally Ride
This week, a tribute to the late Sally Ride, America’s First Woman in space, and her mission to bring a love of math and science to girls. Then, in the aftermath of the Colorado tragedy, we’ll talk to a former Navy Seal who has potentially life saving advice for you and your family.
 
July 07, 2012
Everyday Advice from Extraordinary Minds
What if you could ask the world’s top scientists for useable tips to improve your everyday life? We talk with a science geek who did just that! Also – do you think your child’s education is keeping up with the technology revolution? A new and improved education system may be on the horizon.
 
June 16, 2012
Kids in Cars
It’s perhaps the most tragic thing that can happen to a parent: the death of a child due to a parent’s own actions. We’ll talk to an expert to get advice that can save a young life. Then - tens of millions of Americans take cholesterol lowering drugs. But the nation’s most respected consumer group is raising the red flag for some patients. We’ll tell you what you need to know.
 
May 25, 2012
Legal Planning for Busy Parents
If you're a parent, what would happen to your kids in the event of your death? Who will care for them? Don't assume you know the answer unless you have a legal plan in place. Then - a nationally-known medical expert says medical myths can shorten your life, so you better think twice when it comes to your health.
 
May 18, 2012
Watch What Your Kids Are Watching
Most parents worry that they aren’t doing enough to keep their kids out of trouble. But there’s one thing you can do that will make a big difference. We have the details. Then, it seems hard to believe, but Americans have more free time than ever. And you won’t believe how we’re using it.
 
May 04, 2012
Finding Fulfillment in Blue Collar Work
Some say manual labor has become obsolete in today’s world. But one author believes a white collar job may not always be the best choice. Then, how troubled is our foster care system when a majority of kids later turn to crime or go on welfare? An expert says foster children need better attention.
 
April 14, 2012
Battling High Blood Pressure
It’s a silent killer, its on the increase, and you could have it and not even know it. We’ll get the latest medical advice on high blood pressure, and it could save your life. Then, is your daughter on the edge? A shocking number of girls are falling into a pattern of obsessive and self-destructive behavior. We have advice that every parent needs to hear.
 
March 31, 2012
Your Toxic Kitchen
Store bought foods have become healthier. But there has been an unforeseen side effect- old or open packages stored on your shelf could become toxic. Then, social networks have brought millions of us closer together. But have they also shattered our personal privacy?
 
March 23, 2012
Managing Your Money Disorder
Do you have a dysfunctional relationship with your money? It may not be your fault. We’ll find out how you can take control of your money so it doesn’t control you. Then, the chilling story of two young men from the same neighborhood with the same name; Why does one become a Rhodes Scholar, and the other a cold blooded killer?
 
March 04, 2012
The Genius in All of Us
Can anyone be a genius? What if every human started with the same intellectual tools at birth? We’ll talk to an expert who says everything we’ve been told about genetics, talent and IQ are wrong. Then, we’re all getting older. But what if you make your health your hobby? Can you turn back the clock, feel younger and live longer?
 
February 03, 2012
The Global Threat from Deadly Bacteria
Antibiotic resistant germs infect over 2 million Americans, and kill 100,000 each year. But on expert says the worst is yet to come. Then, what would you think of the US Government subsidizing news organizations? Before you answer, you may be surprised to find out its been going on for 200 years.
 
January 20, 2012
The Stalking Problem
High profile stalking cases sometimes make the headlines. But the total number of cases each year may shock you – 3.5 million and rising. We’ll have the story. Then, if things sometimes feel hopeless or overwhelming, we’ll hear from a man who says taking responsibility at home or at the office can change everything in your community.
 
January 01, 2012
Too Many Choices
American consumers are blessed with a multitude of choices, whether it’s finding a pair of jeans or choosing a doctor. But one expert believes we have too much choice. Then – do men really earn more than women? One of the world’s top experts on gender issues has the surprising facts.
 
December 30, 2011
Sleepy Students in our High Schools
For most teenagers, the school day seems to start very early. And a new study shows it might be too early, causing tired teens to under perform. Plus - A new report reveals how we can make our elections more voter-friendly, and a discussion on the rising costs of health insurance.
 
December 23, 2011
Plastic Ocean
The health of oceans is essential to the health of our planet. We’ll hear from a sea captain who discovered a huge area of floating plastic waste. Then – we’ll talk to a man who says he had every excuse to fail in life, but became a successful entrepreneur and businessman.
 
December 09, 2011
The Treatment Trap
You’ve probably heard every angle on our nation’s healthcare system, and then some. But it might surprise you to find out too much medical treatment can be hazardous to your health. Then, speaking a different language can be valuable in the workplace. Now one expert says that includes the ability to translate between men and women.
 
December 02, 2011
The Changing Media
Traditional mainstream media is undergoing fast and unprecedented changes. What does this mean to you as a consumer? Then, are you indispensible at your job or company? These days, if you’re not vital to your employer, your job may be at risk. We’ll have advice you can use.
 
November 25, 2011
Breaking the Glass Ceiling
Women have made strides in the male-dominated world of big business. But there are still obstacles and struggles for those trying to break through the glass ceiling. Then, you and your family could be at risk from an invisible, odorless poison in your home. We’ll talk to an expert for the life-saving facts you need to know.
 
November 11, 2011
The Bully Battle
Should bullies be avoided or confronted? Would you know what to do if your child is bullied? We’ll have an in-depth interview. Then, do you know what the #1 killer of American teenagers is? The answer may surprise you. And an expert believes parents could prevent most of the deaths.
 
November 04, 2011
The Myth of Fair Value
When you go in a store to buy something you may not think about the hidden psychology behind prices. But not knowing could end up costing you. Then, millions of people complain about stress. But it seems like nobody does anything about it. An MD shares her advice for today’s over-the-top anxiety levels.
 
October 21, 2011
Short Supply of Medicine
Imagine you’re in the hospital, and your life may depend on getting a certain prescription drug. But there isn’t any to give you. That’s the harsh reality for a growing number of Americans. Then – does big money corrupt the political process? A Harvard Law School professor and ethics expert says yes. Yes it does.
 
October 14, 2011
Tips for Landing a Job
For millions of unemployed Americans, job hunting is their full time job. We get tips from an expert on how to package yourself to employers, and a lot more. Then, as the US Population ages, countless seniors and their children face big challenges. You may be surprised at what we learned.
 
September 30, 2011
Evicting Crime from your Neighborhood
Home foreclosures are a growing problem in America. They can even become a crime magnet. What can you do limit the problem in your neighborhood? Then and education expert thinks schools aren’t teaching children the strategies for efficient learning. What can be done to fix this problem?
 
September 09, 2011
Combating Youth Violence
School violence continues to be a problem that not only threatens our educational system, but also puts our kids at risk. We’ll hear from a man with ideas to solve the problem. Then, these days millions are choosing to work from home. But how can you avoid scams and make the right choices when starting out?
 
September 02, 2011
The Cost of Bad Behavior
Are you tired of taking abuse? Plenty of people say they are getting treated badly while on the job. . Then – 1 in 6 men will battle prostate cancer in their lifetimes. What’s the latest on the disease, who is at risk, and what questions should you be asking your doctor? A doctor gives us some answers.
 
August 26, 2011
EMP DIsaster
It sounds like a science fiction disaster. In less than a second, all electricity out for much of the U.S. and the repair process could take years. Sound far-fetched? Well have the story. Then, whats the status of race relations in America? Well talk to an author who says theres an identity crisis in the black community.
 
August 19, 2011
The Cost of Eating Healthy
You hear the advice all the time - eat healthier. It sounds easy enough but a recent study found a surprising obstacle for many Americans: The cost. Then – the inspiring story of a young woman who was diagnosed with an amazing number of challenges, from learning disabilities to anorexia to tourette’s syndrome. Yet she has found joy and meaning in life.
 
August 12, 2011
The Dangers of Reverse Mortgages
Could there be another ticking financial time bomb out there? One consumer group says reverse mortgages are a serious problem. Then, you visit the grocery store and buy local produce, because it seems like the right thing to do. But, are you eating responsibly? What you think about food may be wrong.
 
August 05, 2011
Overprotective Parenting
It has been said that being the parent of a child is the biggest job you willl ever have. But can you give your kid too much attention? Then, over 20 million have the disease, and 50 million are at risk. Its diabetes. We'll talk to a medical expert about what you can do to prevent and treat the condition.
 
July 29, 2011
Our Broken Political Process
There's plenty of political conflict in America. But is anything getting done? We'll talk to an expert who offers a cure to our seemingly broken political process. Then, when a loved one dies, what happens to their estate? You best beware there are people out there trying to scam our seniors.
 
July 08, 2011
Bridging the English Gap
Millions of immigrant Americans struggle to speak English. What’s the solution? One idea is to have their employers help them learn. Then – every email user is familiar with spam. But social media sites are taking online security issues to a whole new level. And who has the faster reaction time behind the wheel – a drunk driver or a texting driver?
 
July 01, 2011
Uncovering the Hidden Fees
You put your money in a bank. Then you notice youre getting hit with some outrageous fees. We talk to an expert who says fees are going up, and theres not much you can do about it. The, drunk drivers are still out there, but now they may also be drugged drivers. How many drug users are on the road, and whats being done about it?
 
June 10, 2011
Good News About Clean Air
Not all news about the environment is negative. A new study shows that cleaning up pollution is helping people live longer. We have the story. Then, over half a million families are homeless in America. And young children are dramatically affected by this. We’ll talk to an expert for the eye-opening facts.
 
June 03, 2011
What’s Behind the Deadly Weather?
Experts call this the deadliest tornado season in over 50 years, and the most expensive. But what’s causing the awful weather? Then, black males are disproportionately represented in America’s prison system. We’ll talk to an ex-con and former drug dealer who’s looking to make things better.
 
May 27, 2011
The Smartphone Survival Guide
That smart phone you or your kids use every day may put you at risk for data theft. We alert you of that and other dangers you might not be aware of. Then – your spending habits may have changed lately as gas prices jumped. But what really influences your buying behavior? We’ll give you the why behind the buy.
 
May 06, 2011
Young Entrepreneurs
Traditional careers arent what they used to be, so young people are following their entrepreneurial dreams. Well hear about it, and how you can do the same from renowned entrepreneur Mark Victor Hansen. Then, methamphetamine is a deadly high. But that doesnt stop thousands from using it. Why is Americas meth epidemic growing so fast?
 
April 29, 2011
Keeping Your Credit Scores High
Do you know your credit score? Is it changing? Many Americans credit scores are plunging. We'll hear why, and what you can do about it. Then, youre on a business trip or a vacation, and you think your belongings are safe in your hotel room. Think again. Hotel crime is soaring. But we'll tell you how to stay safe.
 
April 15, 2011
Protecting Your Online Info
If you do business online with a major company, and most of us do, there’s a chance your information was compromised during a recent major hack. What should you do? We have the facts. Then, in today’s world, teaching your children the ABC’s of saving and investing could literally change their lives for the better. We’ll tell you how to get started.
 
April 01, 2011
Preparing for Disaster
If an unexpected disaster or crisis suddenly hit, would you or your family survive? What skills and supplies do you need to keep going? We have the story. Then, many are feeling beaten down by the economy. We talk to a psychologist who says women especially need to rise above difficulties by rising above their self-worth.
 
March 25, 2011
School Reform Stuck on Old Ideas
Are school reformers getting stuck in yesterday’s ideas? How can we improve our nation’s schools? An expert believes that radical change is needed to make a difference. Then – do you really know what’s in the food you eat? The startling answers might surprise you. Plus, we have expert advice on how to identify and break an addiction.
 
March 04, 2011
Your Heart, Your Health
Are you at risk for a heart attack? We talk to a top heart doctor who says that most don't even know the number one symptom that could tell you that one is right around the corner. Then, here's a shocking statistic: the high school graduation rate is 20% lower in the city than it is in the 'burbs. We uncover the underlying reasons for this huge gap.
 
February 18, 2011
Internet Your Way to a New Job
We talk to experts with advice to find a job, change careers, or move up the corporate ladder. One top expert has some surprising tips for job hunters; good to know in these tough times. Then, if you think white collar jobs are better than blue collar jobs, think again! Todays economy has changed the rules.
 
February 04, 2011
Relax and Just Be a Parent
If you’re a parent, you’re no doubt worried that your children are being over-affected by video games, movies, and peer pressure. But one expert will share some reassuring words. Then, we talk to a political advocate who has a surprising answer. And – is your company wasting energy and money? If you aren’t hitting the off switch, the answer is yes!
 
January 29, 2011
Our Out-of-Control Legal System
Weve all heard the stories about crazy lawsuits, and people suing at the drop of a hat. And one lawyer believes theres too much law in American Life. Then, Americans are fatter than ever. Experts say theres not just one reason for all that flab. Well find out whos really to blame.
 
January 22, 2011
Inside a Street Gang
Whats it like to be a member of an inner-city street gang, selling drugs to crackheads? Well talk to a man who was there for a decade, and studied a gang from the inside out. Then, nearly 20% of young adults are battling personality disorder. Yet few are treated for it. We have the disturbing facts.
 
January 07, 2011
Skirts in the Boardroom
We hear a lot about women breaking the glass ceiling, but why are there so few women running things in America’s corporate boardrooms? A business woman, top attorney and author has some answers. Then - the media often romanticizes the life of a teen runaways. But the facts are far different. An expert on runaways is here with some facts that will open your eyes.
 
December 31, 2010
Bulletproof Your Job
Worried about your job, or about what the economy might do to your income? Learn about ways to bulletproof your job and increase your security. Then there are some that think the daily schedules used by schools are outmoded and need to be updated. An expert shares how we can fix this problem.
 
December 17, 2010
Raising Bookworms
Want your kids to grow up smarter and more successful? The answer is simple get them to read. Well turn to an expert for tips on how to turn your kids into bookworms. Then, the conventional wisdom is that you should know as much as you can about personal finance. But one authority says financial education simply does not work.
 
December 03, 2010
Lack of Civic Knowledge
Prepare to be shocked by the results of a simple test in civics given to a random sample of Americans. It points to a need for serious education reform. Then, what separates world-class performers in all fields from the rest of us? A leading journalist found a simple answer. Find out what it is.
 
November 26, 2010
Worn Out at Work
Are you feeling tired lately? 75 Million Americans are. And if youre tired of being tired, youll want to hear our interview with an MD who has some surprising facts. Then, women are achieving more in society.
 
November 12, 2010
The Search for the American Dream
Can people at the bottom of the ladder still make it to the top in our country? An author conducts an interesting experiment to see if the American Dream is still alive. Then a troubling study of middle school education finds that low achievers are being thrown into advanced classes whether theyre ready or not.
 
October 08, 2010
Being Prepared for a Disaster
No matter where you live, disaster can strike at unexpected times. But your power fails or another emergency happens, what should you do? An expert shares advice. Then is your home the target of burglars? Well learn the inside secrets of home intruders.
 
September 24, 2010
Saving at the Grocery Store
Food prices keep going up, hammering the family budget. But what can you do about it? We talk to a top coupon expert who can help you save! Then weve got the facts you need to know to save significantly on your energy costs and help save the environment. Plus the tragic statistics on teen suicide.
 
September 10, 2010
Why We Drive the Way We Do
It drives millions of us crazy on a daily basis, and costs us a fortune. It’s driving in traffic. But what makes us drive the way we do? We have the facts. Then – prescription drug costs are soaring. But we’ll hear from an expert who has ways to save at the pharmacy.
 
August 28, 2010
How to Go to College Almost for Free
The Cost of higher education seems to be going higher and higher. What can parents and students do? Well talk with to a top scholarship expert for facts you need to know. Then the high cost of fuel has people thinking about telecommuting. If it sounds good to you, youll want to hear more about working from home.
 
August 21, 2010
Check Out Your Checking Account
It seems like every consumer’s right: a free checking account. But soon you may have to shop around to get one, or cough up a monthly fee. Then, do you think your child’s education is keeping up with the technology revolution? A new and improved education system may be on the horizon. Plus, the true story of a personal finance advisor who couldn't keep her own finances in check.
 
August 14, 2010
The Straight Facts on Drugs
Drug abuse isn't a problem left over from the 1960's. It's an issue impacting millions of people today. A medical researcher gives us the straight facts. Then, if you thought doing unto to others was just for idealists, there's research that shows it can actually keep you healthy and happy.
 
July 30, 2010
Shooting for 720
You may think you know all about your credit. But there's a lot more to it than just knowing the score. An expert has inside tips on boosting your credit score. Then - are you getting buried in stuff? Learn how to unclutter your life.
 
July 16, 2010
The Rights and Wrongs of Retirement Advice
Youve probably heard lots of retirement advice. But one economist says much of that advice is wrong. Hell explain why you need to spend till the end. Then, there are countless millions of immigrants in the US, but how well are they fitting in? A researcher has the facts.
 
June 18, 2010
Slow Down on Buying That New Car
Are you shopping for a more fuel-efficient vehicle? You need to watch out for hidden costs, and an expert will tell you what to look out for. Then feeling tired lately? Millions of Americans seem to be sleepwalking through the day, and there are some surprising reasons why.
 
June 05, 2010
Recovering From a Stroke
Strokes can be terrifying for their victims, but when one happens to a brain scientist, she considers it a remarkable gift. We have her story. Then, most Americans are meat eaters. But how can we be sure animals are raised humanely, and the food is safe to eat?
 
May 29, 2010
The Hidden Cost of Your New TV
That new TV you bought may look nice, but it may be costing you more green than you thought. We have the eye-opening story. Then a truly shocking statistic: deaths by poisoning are soaring in the latest surveys. What are the facts behind this deadly surge?
 
May 15, 2010
The Sugar Fix
America has a weight problem. But what's causing it? One medical doctor says a common food ingredient may be the real culprit. Then, do you wonder why you never hear good news about the progress of minority children? We'll hear from an expert that says there has been some real improvement.
 
May 08, 2010
Common Sense On Mutual Funds
Investors still feel battered and bruised from the past few years. So this week, we have some timeless wisdom for your retirement account from the most legendary mutual fund guru in history. Then, are today’s prisons nothing more than monster factories? We talk to an expert who has found that some criminals really can turn their lives around, thanks to some tough love.
 
April 24, 2010
Protecting Your Child From Explicit Online Content
There are many dangers lurking online for youngsters, including porn sites. And according to an expert, youngsters are being exposed to these sites at shockingly young ages. Then - the Baby Boomers are aging, and their children are dealing with elder care. But what kind of care is best?
 
April 10, 2010
The Hidden Fees Draining Your Wallet
They call it death by a thousand cuts. Thats how youre getting ripped off by hidden fees. So how much are they costing you? Well have the facts. Then if you have kids, we have a must-hear interview: a pediatrician spells out the biggest mistakes parents make.
 
March 27, 2010
Avoiding an Audit
It’s one of life’s scarier moments: an IRS audit of your tax return. Knowing what can trigger that audit can spare you some agony, and we’ll tell you the facts. Then, you’re caught up in sudden disaster, like a plane crash. Survival is your first instinct. We’ll talk to an expert for the secrets that can save your life.
 
March 20, 2010
Scrambling Your Nest Egg
You may be saving for retirement and doing all the right things, but hidden fees may be scrambling your nest egg. Find out what you need to do to protect your investments. Then - want to add twenty years to your life? Weve got the medical facts to keep you away from an early grave.
 
March 06, 2010
Overcoming Abuse and Adversity
Weve all seen headlines or read statistics about child abuse. But what happens to the children once they're placed in foster care? A woman who spent years in the system, who shares her story. Then, have you ever lost a million bucks? Shockingly, millions of Americans do just that over their lifetimes by making some critical money mistakes.
 
February 27, 2010
The New Radicals
Has anyone ever told you You cant change the world? Maybe you can after all, just by doing good and reinventing yourself. Then If youre fed up with dieting, maybe its time to forget the conventional wisdom. Well hear some startling research that may help you lose some pounds.
 
January 23, 2010
Taking Charge of Your Childs Education
If youre a parent, how are your kids doing in school? If they could be doing better, maybe its time you got involved. Find out how. Then we live in a multicultural world. And according to an expert, to make organizations work better in our globalized society, it takes multicultural leadership.
 
January 02, 2010
Don't Retire, Rewire
When your career comes to an end, what will you do? Why not try a new career that will fuel your passion, earn you cash and fulfill your dreams? Then 90 million Americans are battling serious illness what can the healthy learn from the chronically ill? And if you have a heart attack, are you better off being at a hospital, or a casino? The answer will surprise you!
 
December 19, 2009
Reversing Aging
The years keep going by, and you feel older every year. But one medical doctor says it is possible to feel younger as the years progress. Then - the Hispanic population in the US is growing fast, while millions of baby boomers are retiring from the labor force. How can business tap the Latino talent pool, and what does this mean for Americas future?
 
November 28, 2009
From Addict to Inspiration
Hear the inspiring story of Brenda Combs, who went from being a homeless addict to earning a Masters Degree, and becoming a top teacher who was honored at the White House. Then - do boys and girls think differently in school? One expert says yes, and has tips to help boys do better in the classroom.
 
November 21, 2009
A More Perfect US Constitution
Americas Constitution is enshrined as one of historys greatest documents. But one man thinks the Constitution needs an update and his comments may surprise you. Then Well talk to a doctor who says the secrets of staying alive are simple. And why women will soon control the wealth in society.
 
November 14, 2009
Typical Teen Behavior - or Not?
First, we talk with a clinical psychologist and expert on troubled teens for advice on how a parent can tell when certain behaviors are typical teen stuff, or when real concern is warranted. Then, a marketing expert explains why we're now living in a true renaissance period for consumers and society. And, a Gulf War veteran tells about the non-profit he's started to help returning vets find good jobs.
 
November 07, 2009
Making Our Kids Safer Drivers
If youre the parent of teens, there are easy ways to make your kid a much safer driver. Well talk to a driving expert. You wont want to miss it. Then, weve heard about it for decades: The disturbing pay disparity between men and women. After all this time, have things improved? You might be surprised at the results of a recent survey.
 
October 17, 2009
The Consumer v Credit Cards
Americans say theyre mad at credit card companies. Well tell you the best ways to avoid rate hikes and new fees when we talk to a top consumer group. Then, do the differences between the sexes and the way their brains develop come from gender or upbringing? We have some startling new findings that will open your eyes.
 
October 10, 2009
My Decision To Live
Consider the story of a man overcoming a harrowing series of obstacles, including a terrifying accident and going on to achieve his goals. Youll hear his inspiring story. Then, when millions of baby boomers get set to retire, what will they do for the rest of their lives? Well talk to an expert who shows how to plan ahead for the life you want.
 
September 26, 2009
Controlling Your Out-of-Control Property Taxes
Even in our economic downturn, property taxes across America keep going up. Why are taxes still rising, and what can you do about it? Then, we live in a world of risk and uncertainty. Yet all of us take calculated risks every day. We talk to an expert for the lowdown on risk taking.
 
September 19, 2009
Media Half Truths
In an eye-opening interview, ABC-TV's John Stossel talks about the many half-truths that pervade today's society. Then, America's "Rock Star Librarian" Nancy Pearl joins us to talk about how the magic of reading can transform a child's life. And Sean Burch, the man who personifies ultimate fitness, shares how anyone can turn their flabby frame into a fantastically fit physique.
 
September 12, 2009
Toxic Air & Americas Schools
When you send your child off to school, you may worry about things. But could you have imagined they could be harmed by toxic air? Then are all those retail discount prices we seem to love actually harming our society?
 
August 29, 2009
What's Holding Back Minorities in the Workplace?
Why do minorities make up such a small fraction of top management at American companies? One African-American expert says there are lessons minorities can learn to get ahead. Then why doesnt your car get better gas mileage? Well find out from one of the worlds top experts in thermodynamics and something called entropy.
 
August 15, 2009
Protecting Your Kids from the Internet
The internet is a wide-open frontier of new ideas. But it also holds dangers, especially for children. Learn how bad it can be. Then, how far has America come in improving our public schools, especially when it comes to segregation and poverty? Youll be surprised at the answer!
 
August 08, 2009
The Impact of the Supreme Court on Your Life
Will the Government seize your house, or tell you what to do with your computer? Maybe. Those are some things the Supreme Court can decide. Well learn more about the most powerful court in the land from an expert. Then, can community initiated art projects solve social problems? Well hear about how some culture can cure community problems.
 
August 01, 2009
Women & Small Business
Women have become a powerful force in small business. Well talk with one woman about how she took a simple idea and made millions, and how shes helping other women to do the same. Then, how much money have you set aside for family emergencies? Well hear from a consumer expert on how you can start saving money, and how much you need to set aside.
 
July 25, 2009
Bridging the Language Barrier
Millions of immigrants struggle to speak English. Whats the solution? One idea is to have their employers help them learn. We have the story. Then, every e-mail user is familiar with spam. But now social networking has created new e-mail privacy issues.
 
July 11, 2009
The Battle Against Sexual Harrasment
We may be in a new millennium, but the old problem of sexual harassment is still with us. We have the eye-opening facts. Then, we have some great tips from Americas Cheapest Family; how you can save tons of cash by shopping smarter.
 
July 04, 2009
A Cleaner World
Not all news about the environment is negative. A new study shows that cleaning up pollution is helping people live longer. We have the story. Then, over 500,000 families in America are homeless, and young children are dramatically affected by this. Well talk to an expert with the eye-opening facts.
 
June 27, 2009
Get What You Pay for
What can you do when a product or service goes wrong, and the business doesnt seem to care about you as a customer? Well talk to a consumer expert for some good advice. Then, domestic violence can unfortunately start young; even when teens are at the dating stage. Find out what the warning signs are so you can protect your own teen.
 
June 14, 2009
The Challenges of Disability
What would you do if you were suddenly paralyzed? Youd suddenly learn what it was like to b e disabled in America. Youll want to hear the inspirational story of one disabled man. Then, every driver strives to avoid becoming a statistic. Well talk to an expert for some astonishing facts about driver safety you wont want to miss!
 
May 09, 2009
Volunteer for Happiness
You say youre fed up with the mess the world is in? Heres an idea do something to change things. An award-winning social activist will tell you how. Then, Americans toss out countless tons of trash daily. But what about those hidden toxins in those high-tech products? Get the facts in an eye-opening interview.
 
May 02, 2009
Staying safe at school and on the roads
On this show, we examine whether millions of dollars of spending on school safety has actually improved conditions in our educational institutions. Also, we take a look at the impact of aggressive driving on highway safety. In addition, David Brown joins the show to discuss America's 11 most endangered places.
 
April 18, 2009
The stresses of the economic downturn
Just about everyone is feeling some stress from the current economy. Experts say that, for some, the stress can be deadly. We'll hear how tension over money and jobs can lead to tragedy. Then, we'll discuss how African-American males are disproportionately represented in the American prison system.
 
April 11, 2009
Pop culture's impact on our children
If you a parent, you have no doubt worried that your kids are being overly affected by video games, movies, and peer pressure. However, this week one expert shares some reassuring words to quell your concerns. Then, we talk to a political advocate regarding the prevalence of corruption in politics.
 
April 04, 2009
Food safety in America
We look at whether America truly has the most clean and healthy food supply in the world. A maagzine report recently questioned the quality of food available in local supermarkets. Also, we examine whether it is time for the American school system to evolve.
 
March 28, 2009
Skipping out on jury duty
We examine why a large number of people are no shows for jury duty. Also, we look at municipalities disappointment with the growing number of individuals who dont appear for their civic duty. Also, we dig deeper into the affects of rising healthcare costs.
 
March 21, 2009
Making the correct healthcare choices
Healthcare costs cause serious financial issues for many Americans. We examine how to handle skyrocketing healthcare prices. In addition, we examine the state of the media and the impact of many local newspapers going out of business.
 
March 14, 2009
Universities' responsibilities to their students
We explore whether American college students are actually forgetting more information than they are retaining at school. Should colleges be ensuring a better education for their students? Also, we pose the question, are you overpaying for your prescription drugs? We explain how you can find deals on your necessary medications.
 
March 07, 2009
Getting Results from Complaints
Whats the very best thing you can do when youre unhappy with a product or service youve received? Well talk with a top expert that has the tips you need to know to get results. Then, the old male work attitude of keeping the nose to the grindstone may be changing, as more and more men seek balance in their lives. But what does that mean for business and society?
 
February 28, 2009
Preventing Medication Mistakes
You may be shocked to learn how often people accidentally overdose or misuse prescription drugs. Learn how to protect yourself from medical mistakes. Then, the statistics on sexual abuse are staggering. Well have an honest discussion with an expert on how abuse victims can heal. And eating organic is all the rage. But what about what your eating with?
 
February 14, 2009
Building Diversity in the Workplace
We live in a diverse country. But why is America still struggling with Affirmative Action after decades of effort? The answers might surprise you. Then, scams, rip-offs, bogus deals the con artists never seem to run out of new ways to trap us. Weve got an eye-opening interview with a scam specialist.
 
February 07, 2009
Should You Invest or Save?
With the economy and stock market struggling, is this a good time to think about investing? Some experts say it's the best time, as long as you know what you're doing. Then, what can a parent do when a child is bright, but seems disorganized? An expert has translated new research into practical tips you can use to help your child reach their full potential.
 
January 17, 2009
Why so Few Women in the Boardroom?
We hear a lot about women breaking the glass ceiling. But why are there so few women running things in Americas corporate boardroom? A top businesswoman, attorney and author provides some answers. Then, the media often romanticizes the life of teen runaways. But the facts are far different. An expert on runaways joins us with some facts that will open your eyes.
 
January 10, 2009
Why Americas 20- and 30-Somethings Cant Get Ahead
Millions of your adults are trying to build their careers, buy homes and start families. But economically, many are struggling, and finding its tough to get ahead. Well examine this trend. Then, do decisions by local politics sometimes make you scratch your head? How can you make things better without attending a meeting or writing a letter? We have the facts.
 
January 03, 2009
Fixing the Legal System
Is America lawsuit crazy? One expert says yes, and all that legal action is costing our country big bucks. Then, energy drives our country forward. But are we being foolish in how we use energy? An expert brings us the steps we need to take to be truly energy independent.
 
December 28, 2008
Boys Failing in the Classroom
At all levels of the educational system, boys are falling behind. Whats the cause, and what can parents do to help their kids? Then, its hidden in many of the foods you eat. And it can be a killer. Were talking about regular, old fashioned salt. Find out how too much of it is hurting Americas health.
 
December 20, 2008
Uneven Inflation
It may sound strange, but those with lower incomes often pay more for the necessities of life than middle income people. Well explain why this happens, and how to avoid overpaying for what you need. Then, youve heard a lot about organic food. But is it really better for you? And whats behind the amazing growth of the organic food industry?
 
November 29, 2008
Fighting the Cold and Flu
If you end up catching a cold or the flu this winter, do you know what to do to make yourself feel better? A doctor shares the right and wrong ways to get over that wintertime sickness. Then, making the right decisions could help keep you from packing on the holiday pounds.
 
November 22, 2008
Food Allergies
Parents want to serve their kids healthy, wholesome foods, but what the heck are all of those ingredients on the package labels? And whats the story with sudden food allergies? An authority gives us some answers. Then, car accidents are the top killers of teens. A traffic safety expert shares the results of a study with some shocking figures.
 
November 07, 2008
Credit Scores & Insurance Rates
Every wonder how car insurance providers figure out how much you should pay? You may be surprised to find out how they evaluate you as a worthy customer. Then underage drinking has reached an all-time high at college campuses, and it can have deadly results. But one young man has an interesting way to deal with the problem.
 
October 31, 2008
Math, Science & Our Children
For America to stay competitive globally, our kids need to be encouraged to learn math and science. But as girls grow up, their interest in the subjects plunges. Well hear from Americas First Female Astronaut, whos working to change this. Then the use of Methamphetamines is a national menace. But one womans crusade to close neighborhood meth houses is catching on.
 
October 17, 2008
Fixing the Vote
The Presidential Election is in full swing. But when election day finally arrives, will your vote actually count? A non-partisain expert exposes the flaws in our current voting system. Then - energy drinks are everywhere. Anyone can buy them. But do energy drinks need warning labels? Well have the story.
 
October 10, 2008
The Workplace Gap
When it comes to corporate America, men are still in charge, and earning more than women. But one expert says the gap is a parenting issue, not a gender issue. If you own a car, chances are at some point youll need to have it repaired. But how can you avoid being taken for a ride by the auto mechanic?
 
August 29, 2008
Teens & Gambling
Modern technology can bring the whole world to our fingertips. But unfortunately for parents, it also brings vices like gambling are becoming teenage addictions. Then its called the silent killer. Strokes can hit suddenly and without warning, leaving a person disabled. We have the surprising things you need to know about this killer.
 
August 19, 2008
The Future of Jihad
You know about Americas War on Terror, but do you know what the terrorists long-term strategies are against our country? Well talk to an expert for the inside story. Then despite huge funding & decades of effort, academic skills have barely budged. Whats the problem, and can we improve them?
 
July 18, 2008
The Biodiesel Solution
Energy fuels Americas growth. But energy costs keep rising. So how can America achieve energy security? The answer could lie in biodiesel fuel. Then - weve all heard about the dangers of drug abuse. But wait till you hear a first-hand account from a professional substance abuse counselor from urban America.
 
July 11, 2008
Finding Affordable Health Insurance
Virtually all Americans have been impacted by the skyrocketing costs of health care. Many say there is no simple solution. But weve found an expert who has some great ideas for you. Then can the environmentalist movement make more progress on its own with less help from the government? We look into a trend known as civic environmentalism.
 
July 04, 2008
Dangerous Games
Kids call it a game. In reality, Its a new killer high thats affecting even young children. If youre a parent, you need to hear this interview. Then - whats it really like to be in a maximum security prison? Well talk to a reformed criminal who shares his startling story.
 
June 20, 2008
Outwitting Colds and Flu
What are the secrets to avoid catching the cold and flu? You may think you know the answer, but well hear from a germ expert whose healthy tips will surprise you. Then whats the federal government doing about homelessness? Well have an eye-opening interview with the nations top expert on the problem.
 
May 23, 2008
Losing Control to Technology
Are todays parents preparing their kids for tomorrow? Some say too much media and aggressive marketing is seriously impacting todays kids, and well talk with experts about the problem. Then - we count on insurance to protect us when things go wrong. But one attorney has advice to the contrary, and you need to hear it.
 
May 16, 2008
America's Mortgage Crisis
Its affecting millions of Americans, and millions more may feel the pain of home foreclosure, due to the nations escalating mortgage crisis. Then its a tragedy that never seems to end in America: mass shootings and other crimes on campus. What can parents and their kids do to stay safe?
 
April 04, 2008
Wiping out the National Debt
A Million Dollars is a lot of money to most people. So its simply astonishing to think that our Federal Deficit is growing by a million dollars per minute. Then - we all think of disease as something negative. But one doctor says some of todays health risk factors are what helped our ancestors survive and thrive.
 
March 14, 2008
How Congress Works and Why You Should Care
Does the US Congress seem like a puzzle to you? If youre critical of Congress, why not get involved? Well talk to a Congressman who says your roll is important. Then money problems affect millions. And its up to parents to teach money skills to their children that will last them a lifetime.
 
December 28, 2007
Amateur Radio For Emergency Communications
When disaster strikes and all other means of communication fail, whats the last resort for emergency workers and relief organizations? Surprisingly, its been around for decades. Then - is the planet undergoing climatic change, and if so, what does that mean for our future?
 
December 21, 2007
America's Demand for Oil
When it comes to oil consumption, is America over a barrel? Then - Spam junk mail telemarketers. They all intrude on our lives. What can the average person do to turn the tide? And a really sweet way to lower your blood pressure.
 
November 30, 2007
The Naked Truth About Young Peoples Finances
Many young Americans are living their lives on a financial tightrope: paycheck to paycheck, deep in credit card debt. If this sounds like you, we have an interview you need to hear. Then if you think you understand racial prejudice, our eye-opening conversation may surprise you. And, learn about some social entrepreneurs who are working to change the world.
 
November 23, 2007
Hi-Tech Trash
Environmental waste from high-tech throwaways is becoming a real problem. Well find out what you can do to help. Then some of todays criminals are using modern technology to steal vital information. An online security expert will teach you to protect yourself. Plus an author shares positive parenting principles.
 
October 26, 2007
Advice on Career Change
If you are considering a career change, one of Americas most renowned career advisers has some answers for you. Then a role model for young women says girls should be doing better at math, and gives the eye-opening reasons why. Plus If your child is in a school band, should you be concerned about their hearing?
 
August 31, 2007
Your Property and Eminent Domain
One expert says there's growing abuse by government involving eminent domain. Could your house be taken for private development? Then, parents of the 60s and 70s may not discourage their kids from drug use, according to a new study. And, modern medical research may be costing more and delivering less than we think.
 
August 25, 2007
Finding Fulfillment at Work
Are you fulfilled by your job? A shocking 85% of Americans say no, but an expert tells us how to make things better. Then, married couples often discover how challenging it can be when baby makes three. And, an online security advisor talks about the latest battles between spam emailers and security providers.
 
August 22, 2007
America's Brain Drain
Some of Americas best brains in science and technology are foreign-born. But, up to a thousand of these top thinkers are heading back to their home countries each day. Why? Then our soldiers make huge sacrifices for our country- and so do their families.
 
August 18, 2007
The Future for Oil and Energy
Environmental economist Nathan Glasgow tells how we can win what he calls the "oil end-game". Then, Donna Coleman, a children's advocate, has some chilling facts about recent abductions of children by sex offenders. And, popular author and speaker Cheryl Richardson talks about the positive effects of meditation and how focusing more clearly on the people in our lives can open new doors of insight and growth.
 
August 11, 2007
Teens and Car Crashes
A shocking number of teens die in car accidents. We'll talk to a top expert who has tips to keep teen drivers safe. Next, is America running out of electricity and means to deliver it? An electrical industry consultant has the answers. And, we'll talk to a college professor for tips on how graduates can succeed in the real world.
 

The Road to a Healthy Heart
Its our Nations #1 killer: Heart Disease. But an expert says the road to a healthy heart runs through the kitchen. Then - Food prices have been rising dramatically. But how is that affecting those who were having problems putting food on the table before?
 

Making the Right Choices for Personal Finances
There are a lot of choices when it comes to personal finance, and it can be overwhelming. Well talk to an expert who cuts through the clutter and can help you get on track. Then staying healthy is smart, but is the way you have your home set up making you sick? We have the shocking story.
 

Knowing the New Passport Rules
If youre planning overseas travel, or even a trip across the border, you need to know about some important changes. Well have the details. Then ever notice who the bad guys are in movies and TV? Usually its Greedy Corporate America But you may be surprised by the way smart businesses are giving back in big ways.
 

What Women Want
When it comes to buying power, women are a real force in the American economy. Well have a fascinating look at what researchers found when it comes to what women want. Then - well talk with an expert about how recent vets can heal and get on with life after the violence of war.
 

Energy Alternatives
Without plentiful energy, our countrys economy would grind to a halt. With oil prices constantly on the rise, what are the alternatives? An expert says theres free energy as close as the nearest breeze. Then - most Americans live in a world of technology. But would life be better if we hit the off switch once in a while?
 

Inroads to Success
How can a minority student or underprivileged teen break through to a top career track? Well get some shortcuts from a nationally-known entrepreneur. Then if youre a parent, what should you tell your child about strangers? And what can you do to help prevent abuse or abduction? An expert has the answers.
 

Preparing for the Future of Television
Old fashioned TV Broadcasts havent changed much in decades. But before you know it, those rabbit ears on top of the living room set wont pick up a thing. Digital TV is coming. So what do you need to know to stay tuned in? Then its a huge generation that impacts us all. Well hear from an expert for the latest on the Baby Boomers.
 

Securing Americas Homeland Security
Is America still at risk for terrorist attacks? Well hear from expert who believes we shouldnt be complacent- we should prepare for what might happen. Then - the iPod and other portable music players are hot products used by millions of people. But are these devices causing long-term damage? We have the surprising facts.
 

The Unexpected Danger of Lead Poisoning
An unexpected menace lead poisoning may threaten you and your family right at home. An expert has the details. Then helping your children get organized can make the difference between their success and their failure. Plus the problem of fraudulent pre-paid phone cards.
 

The Investment Racial Divide
Building a retirement nest egg is vital for all Americans. But a new study shows a startling racial divide among investors. Plus An expert explains the risks of indoor air pollution, and the effect of spirituallity on the disabled.
 

What You need to Know to Avoid Infection
You check into a hospital to get better. But killer bugs may be waiting to attack. What do you need to know to avoid an infection? Then We have tips for parents to help their kids find alternatives to electronic entertainment. And Americas Money Man has an update on the sub-prime mortgage situation.
 

Outsourcing American Jobs Is it a Crisis?
Millions of American jobs have moved overseas and the trend continues. What can be done to help the skilled American worker who is now unemployed? Then In business, nice guys finish last. But is the same true for women? Plus an expert has tips to lower your cholesterol without the use of drugs.
 

Dealing With Too Many Bills
On this episode, an expert has money saving tips for those dealing with too many bills. Then a top pharmacist shares inside information on how to save big money on your prescription drugs. And an expert speaks on a renewed need for highway safety.
 

Cutting the Costs of your Healthcare
For most American families, the cost for health care is quite a bit of money, and still on the rise. But an expert has advice that can help you cut your costs in half. Then -- is Americas focus on consumerism dragging down our society? And a new way to receive your severe weather warnings.
 

Should We Be Afraid of the Water We Drink?
It surrounds us and sustains us, but does the water we drink now hold the risk of death and disease? Then, prosperity seems like a given for Americans. But it hasnt always been that way. How has all this abundance affected us as a nation? And what are the factors that could be contributing to your childs bad grades?
 

Why Arent Asian-Americans Climbing the Corporate Ladder?
The Asian-American population is growing faster than any other. Yet few are reaching the top of the corporate ladder. An expert gives her thoughts on why. Then- a growing number of teens are dropping out of high school every year. What can be done to stem the tide, and should you be worried about your teen?