Laurie Siebert, CPA, CFP®, AEP® discusses financial planning to protect yourself and your family in the case of an incapacitating injury or event. Laurie also takes listener questions live on the air. (Original air-date April 28, 2014)
Host Eleanor Bobrow talks about getting into physical shape for the summer. Her guest, author Linda Spangle, is a registered nurse and Weight Loss Management Coach. Spangle's latest book, Friends with the Scale--How to Turn Your Scale into a Powerful Weight-Loss Tool proposes a change in our relationship with the Almighty scale. Instead of fearing or dreading stepping on the scale, Spangle wants everyone to utilize it as a positive health and weight-loss tool. (Original air-date: 4/28/2014)
George Miller and Kate Scuffle's guest this week is Julie Thomases, Chairperson of the Allentown Sustain-a-Ball. In its third year, the annual event is being held at the Allentown Brew Works on May 3, 2014 and celebrates initiatives to protect and preserve natural resources in Allentown. (Original air-date: 4/28/2014)
On Galactic Travels, the Special Focus for May is Modulator ESP. Modulator Experimental Synthesis Project (Modulator ESP) is Jez Creek from Nottingham in the UK. He performs improvised music that explores the boundaries of dark ambient, drone, Berlin School sequencing, and noise using modular synthesis, real-time sampling, sound manipulation, and live looping.
Our national debt is now larger than our GDP, how are we going to pay the interest on such a large debt? Asks Dr. Kamran Afshar.
The National Debt is 101.5% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product, not dissimilar to the latter half of the 1940s, when the US economy came out of the Great Depression and WWII had ended. Interest rates were just slightly higher than today’s rates, and the interest payment on the national debt was less than 2% of the GDP, despite the fact that the debt was 21% higher than the GDP of the time.
In celebration of National Poetry Month, host Bathsheba Monk speaks with two Pennsylvania poets about their respective works and inspirations. Marjorie Maddox discusses her latest collection of poems Local News from Someplace Else, and Jerry Wemple describes his newest publication The Artemas Poems. (Original air-date 04/21/14)