Steven Spierer, 8/12/17

Even for his supporters the daily choices made by Donald Trump are hard to understand. For non-supporters he is even more confusing and even downright frightening. Perhaps by placing President Trump’s actions in the context of his family history more can be understood. Steve interviews Gwenda Blair, author of The Trumps: Three Generations of Builders […]

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Steven Spierer, 7/15/17

Forty years ago, two women’s movements drew a line in the sand between liberals and conservatives. The legacy of that rift is still evident today in American politics and social policies. Steve interviews Marjorie Spruill, author of Divided We Stand: The Battle Over Women’s Rights and Family Values That Polarized American Politics. var amzn_wdgt={widget:’Carousel’}; amzn_wdgt.tag=’talk0f-20′; amzn_wdgt.widgetType=’ASINList’;
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Steven Spierer, 7/8/17

Disneyland says that for reasons of political correctness the Pirates of the Caribbean ride will stop auctioning brides. Steve talks with David Koenig, author of Mouse Tales, A Behind-The-Ears Look at Disneyland and welcomes Jeff Reitz, the man who has visited Disneyland more than 2,000 days in a row. var amzn_wdgt={widget:’Carousel’}; amzn_wdgt.tag=’talk0f-20′; amzn_wdgt.widgetType=’ASINList’; amzn_wdgt.ASIN=’0964060566′; amzn_wdgt.title=’Amazon’; amzn_wdgt.marketPlace=’US’;
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Steven Spierer, 6/24/17

The top 1% get a lot of press. Most of that publicity centers on how they must be encouraged or even forced to share. But some need no encouragement at all. Steve interviews philanthropist Melanie Lundquist about the $32,000,000.00 gift she and her husband Richard just gave to Torrance Memorial Medical Center in Torrance California, […]

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Steven Spierer, 6/10/17

Capitalism is the best way to run the country, but not the big, corporate multinational kind. It’s the small, new, entrepreneurial and inventive variety of capitalism that can recapture the American Dream. Steve interviews David Smick, author of The Great Equalizer: How Main Street Capitalism Can Create an Economy for Everyone. var amzn_wdgt={widget:’Carousel’}; amzn_wdgt.tag=’talk0f-20′; amzn_wdgt.widgetType=’ASINList’; amzn_wdgt.ASIN=’B01KT2DTNI’;
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Steven Spierer, 5/20/17

First, Steve talks more about the airlines and how great improvement in the flying experience could be brought about for all of us. Then, Steve welcomes Certified Financial Planner Phil Albitz back to the show to discuss the stock market’s precipitous drop this past Wednesday and what may or may not have caused it, as […]

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Steven Spierer, 5/13/17

First, Steve reviews how the autopilot in his new car works (and how it doesn’t work), and some of the bad news autopilot is going to have for professional drivers and for some currently profitable parking lot owners. Next, on January 15, 2009, Captain Sully Sullenberger landed US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River. […]

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Steven Spierer, 4/29/17

New miracles have been discovered and invented in lifesaving techniques for people with heart problems. Steve talks with Mark Lurie, M.D., Medical Director at the Melanie and Richard Lundquist Cardiovascular Institute at Torrance Memorial Medical Center in Torrance, California. Then, on April 9, 2017, law enforcement officers dragged a man off a United Airlines flight. […]

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Steven Spierer, 4/8/17

Pride is not just a deadly sin to be avoided, but also a virtue that motivates, empowers, energizes and inspires. Steve interviews Jessica Tracy, author of Take Pride: Why the Deadliest Sin Holds the Secret to Human Success. var amzn_wdgt={widget:’Carousel’}; amzn_wdgt.tag=’talk0f-20′; amzn_wdgt.widgetType=’ASINList’; amzn_wdgt.ASIN=’0544273176′; amzn_wdgt.title=’Amazon’; amzn_wdgt.marketPlace=’US’; amzn_wdgt.width=’600′; amzn_wdgt.height=’200′;

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Steven Spierer, 4/1/17

It can be frustrating to see others achieve success while your own career track is just okay, especially when you know you are better than them, and even more so when they are succeeding at your expense. Steve interviews Dan Rust, author of Workplace Poker: Are You Playing the Game, or Just Getting Played?  var […]

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