Take Charge of Your Life

Lehigh Valley Health Network

Marriage and Family therapist, Eleanor Bobrow, talks to Jyhgong Gabriel Hou, Director of Movement Disorders and attending Neurologist at the Lehigh Valley Physician Group in Allentown, and Peter Barbour, member of the Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, to discuss Parkinson's Disease.

More than 60,000 Americans are newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year. The guests help us better understand the impact of Parkinson’s on the patient and the caregiver

(Original air-date: 9/21/2015)

Host Eleanor Bobrow discusses getting your business idea off the ground with Carlton Raines, Chairman of Lehigh Valley Chapter 74 of SCORE, an organization dedicated to growing successful small businesses across America, one business at a time. (Original air-date 6-2-2014)

Brigid Marlin on Take Charge of Your Life

May 20, 2014

Marriage and Family Therapist Eleanor Bobrow talks with artist Brigid Marlin about her son Danny, who struggled with the symptoms of Asperger’s Syndrome long before that term was coined. Marlin's latest book A Meaning for Danny: My Son with Asperger’s Syndrome details her fight to find hope and stability in dealing with her son’s challenges. (Original air-date 5/19/2014)

Linda Spangle on Take Charge of Your Life

Apr 29, 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)

Senior LIFE Lehigh Valley on Take Charge of Your Life

Apr 17, 2014

Host Eleanor Bobrow speaks with Executive Director of Senior LIFE Lehigh Valley Bill Coble about the resources and support available to those who wish to maintain their independence as they grow older.  Senior LIFE Lehigh Valley is an organization that allows seniors to continue living at home by coordinating healthcare and supportive services in Lehigh and Northampton counties. (Original air-date April 14, 2014).

Make a Mark for Mark on Take Charge of Your Life

Apr 2, 2014

Host Eleanor Bobrow talks with Maggie Jugon, 17 year old senior at Palmyra High School and co-founder of Make a Mark for Mark (MMM), an organization whose mission is to provide information and resources on mental health, the causes and signs of depression and suicide, and how to get help. Established in honor of the recent suicide of fellow classmate, Mark K., who took his life this past December, the Make a Mark for Mark fund will be holding a Mental Health Fair on May 18 from 4PM to 7PM to help educate others on the stigma associated with depression and suicide.

Dr. Judith Orloff on Take Charge of Your Life

Mar 24, 2014


Host Eleanor Bobrow welcomes Dr. Judith Orloff, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA and author of New York Times best-seller Emotional Freedom, to the program to discuss her latest work The Ecstasy of Surrender: 12 Surprising Ways Letting Go Can Empower Your Life.  Learn how surrendering can make us more powerful when done at the right time and in the right way. (Original air-date March 17,2014).


Bhava Ram on Take Charge of Your Life

Mar 11, 2014

Host Eleanor Bobrow talks with Brad Willis, aka Bhava Ram, a former NBC news war correspondent who reported from the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Latin America and beyond.  He is the recipient of the Alfred I. DuPont Award, considered the broadcasting equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize, for Inside Afghanistan during the Soviet Occupation. (Original air-date March 10, 2014).   

Helping Youth Reach Their Potential on Take Charge

Mar 1, 2014


Host Eleanor Bobrow speaks with Terrie Suica-Reed, CEO and founder of Phase 4 Learning Center.  Suica-Reed discusses her organization's work, helping young people between grades 6 through 12 achieve their potential by raising their confidence and motivating them to lead successful lives. (Original air-date February 24, 2014).

Adaptations Lehigh Valley on Take Charge

Feb 6, 2014

Host Eleanor Bobrow welcomes Marsha Timmerman, founder of Adaptations Lehigh Valley, to the program. Adaptations Lehigh Valley is an organization for people in their 20's and 30's with learning disabilities, or for those who need support. The group offers a wide variety of opportunities, from social activities to ways to improve interpersonal skills. (Original air-date February 3, 2014).