Kim and Jackie tackle trending topics and kick off the Broadscast holiday gift guide!
Dr. Dina is a pioneer of the medical marijuana movement and the inspiration for the Nancy Botwin character in the TV show Weeds. In 2003, she unexpectedly entered the world of medical marijuana while trying to help a friend with cancer. Soon thereafter, she would open and run Southern California’s first medical marijuana doctor’s office, consult for and manage the first dispensaries in Southern California, inspire a hit TV show, and become the go-to consultant for countless Hollywood celebrities, politicians, dignitaries, and others, including a presidential candidate, a major Hollywood studio and the cities of West Hollywood and Los Angeles.
Named the “queen of medical marijuana in L.A” by Rolling Stone Magazine, she received her nickname “Dr. Dina” (she is not board certified) from Snoop Dogg for helping him acquire his first letter of recommendation for medical cannabis. Since stepping into the public spotlight, Dr. Dina is rapidly becoming a household name, having been seen by millions in the Vice documentary “The Real Nancy Botwin” and in a GQ web-series with 2 Chainz, where she smokes the world’s most expensive joint and has a $500,000 dab session. She is also the host of the popular podcast Cannabis Confidential on Cannabis Radio. Among her many accomplishments, including winning first place at several High Times Cannabis Cups, she founded Freedom Grow which provides essential support to people serving time for non-violent cannabis crimes and helped launch a compassion program in West Hollywood that provides free medical marijuana to the sick and needy.
He’s gotten his hands in some of the most famous hair in Hollywood, but his latest passion project is helping us everyday parents.
Hear how Dean is improving those Daddy/daughter relationships, one head at a time, with The Dean’s List of Daddy Do’s. Plus, we get the behind the scenes scoop from Dancing with the Stars and a bunch of other reality shows. Meet celebrity hairstylist, Dean Banowetz.
Plus, with just hours until our next president is elected, Kim and Jackie talk share their candid feelings — and there’s no lack of passion happening in this conversation.
It all started when a town resident wrote a letter to the Barrington Times about his dislike of yoga pants on certain women.
“Not since the mini-skirt has there been something worn by so many women who should never have it on in the first place,” wrote Alan Sorrentino. “Yoga pants can be adorable on children and young women who have the benefit of nature’s blessing of youth. However, on mature, adult women there is something bizarre and disturbing about the appearance they make in public.”
Now, the ladies of Barrington, RI and beyond have created a Facebook event, inviting women from around the community to a “yoga pants parade” Sunday at 2pm. The parade, which will pass by the writer’s house as they march, is expected to draw hundreds.
How much do we love the women of Rhode Island?
Christine Burke is The Keeper of The Fruit Loops, The Manager of The Fecal Roster and The Driver of The People Mover. In other words, she’s a mom. An Erma Bombeck Martha Stewart with a Roseanne Barr twist, she has the mouth and the organized cabinets to prove it. She resides in Pennsylvania with her ever budget conscious husband, two blog inspiring Fruit Loops and her extensive collection of thrift shop shoes. She’s a staff writer and assistant social media director for Scary Mommy and her work has been seen on the Today Show, The View and Huffington Post. She was an inaugural cast member for Lehigh Valley’s Listen To Your Mother Show and was the Logistics Coordinator for the Blog University Conference in June 2016. She runs marathons, avoids volunteering for the PTA and drinks cheap wine to cope with it all. Her personal blog is keeperofthefruitloops.com and she can be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
A renowned work/life balance expert, Sam inspires corporate cultures and increases employee retention and productivity through her executive workshops and keynotes. Thousands of professionals from C-level leaders to administrative assistants have benefitted from Sam’s unique guidance on how to maximize work/life success. She finds that spark within each of us and turns it into a fire.
Sam-white-dress1Since earning her undergraduate and MBA degrees from Harvard, Sam has become a bestselling author of four books, a writer for Forbes, a renowned speaker and host of a nationally syndicated call-in radio show. Sam’s fifth book, The Pie Life: A Guilt-Free Recipe for Success and Satisfaction, will be published in September 27, 2016.
Sam began her career in media at CAA, Turner Pictures, Nickelodeon and Ziff Davis. She later founded a personal branding firm and soon realized that she couldn’t talk to executives about their personal brands without talking about the elephant in the room: how they were managing their professional and personal lives. Sam’s passion for work/life optimization began.
Sam is consistently called on by traditional media outlets for her advice. She makes regular national television appearances on shows including NBC News, The Doctors, Fox and Friends, Access Hollywood, and The Today Show, among others. She has been featured and quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, Inc, Fast Company and Success Magazine.
Widely known for her interviewing skills, Sam has interviewed an array of personalities from Mary J Blige to Jessica Alba, Sara Blakely and Al Roker. She spent two years as host of leading Internet talk show, Obsessed TV, which she created and produced with tech entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk.
More than 400 experts have written chapters for Sam’s bestselling Experts’ Guide book series, published by Random House. Contributors include luminaries such as Rachael Ray, Richard Branson, Suze Orman and Barbara Corcoran.
Sam has a large social media following and is active in causes relating to women and girls. She sits on the Friends of Good+ Foundation and the advisory boards of Thuzio and Sparks and Honey. She is co-founder of the LA Electing Women Collective and Senator Gillibrand’s paid leave coalition. Sam lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three children.
After working with thousands of the busiest professionals on the planet, Sam saw a common theme. The happiest ones were the most fulfilled. Happiness is not the goal, fulfillment is. With fulfillment comes happiness and greater productivity and better relationships.
What makes a fulfilling life? It is one that plays in six or seven slices rather than one or two, some combination of career, health, relationship, children, community, friends and hobbies. When we overfocus on one slice at the expense of the others, we hurt that one slice rather than hone it. What makes it easier to play in multiple slices? It is letting go of the guilt that drags us down and letting go of perfection. When you embrace the idea that the most fulfilling lives are going to be messy, it is easier to manage the bumps. Think of your favorite pie. It probably isn’t the perfect one, it is more likely the gooey messy one that is most delicious.
Life is like pie. Dig in!
Kyra Phillips is an award-winning correspondent for the CNN investigative and documentary units, based at the network’s world headquarters in Atlanta.
Phillips joined CNN in 1999 and moved to HLN in 2012 to anchor Raising America with Kyra Phillips, a daily interactive, investigative program that focused on news impacting the modern American family.
Phillips has traveled the world to cover and investigate a wide range of breaking news, including four tours reporting in Iraq, first as an embedded journalist aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln, then covering the war, and its affect the Iraqi people. Her stories included the Baghdad School for the Blind, substance abuse within the Iraqi military, and an exclusive look inside Saddam Hussein’s cell and his personal diary. Phillips’ war coverage secured her the Atlanta Press Club’s National Reporter of the Year for 2007.
Phillips has won two Peabody awards, six Emmy awards, two Edward R. Murrow awards for investigative reporting. Additionally, she has won numerous Golden Microphones and other honors. Phillips’ investigation into how a convicted murderer could purchase personal information about children, triggered national legislation and earned her the Bill Stout Memorial Award for enterprise reporting.
Since 1992, Phillips has been a Big Sister with national Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America mentoring program. She participates on the board of The Brain Tumor Foundation for Children, The Fisher House Foundation, and serves on the Honorary Board for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors. She received the National Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award in 2013 and is now a Global Ambassador. Phillips is also the co-author of “The Whole Life Fertility Plan” published in 2015.
Phillips earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Southern California. She is married to fellow journalist John Roberts and are proud parents of twins.