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Friday, 11/24/17 8:05am:  Angela Adams, Director of Operations at The Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce, with Chamber Chatter, a monthly update on GNACC events.

Tuesday, 11/21/17 8:40am:  Open enrollment for people with Medicare ends December 7.   Bart Astor is an author and recognized expert in life’s transitions and eldercare. He joins us to discuss the risks faced by seniors when they don’t take the time to review their Medicare plans, as well as what to look for in reviewing a Medicare plan, before enrollment closes.

Bart Astor

Thursday, 11/16/17 8:40am:  America’s Money Answers Man, Jordan Goodman, discusses how today’s economic news can affect you.

Wednesday, 11/15/17  8:40am:   Professional chef and lifestyle expert, Maureen Petrosky shares her secrets from how to prepare holiday meals both big and small, to how to easily keep track of your guest list. With Maureen’s tips, you’ll be holiday-ready without the headache and have more time to spend enjoying the festivities.

Maureen Petrosky

Wednesday, 11/15/17  8:20am:  Marc Silverstein is best recognized as the popular host of the long-running restaurant show, “The Best Of” on Food Network.   He talks about why it is so important for us to give back during this time of the year and a way to help the Salvation Army.

Marc Silverstein

Tuesday, 11/14/17 8:50am:   Find out how the 2017 Hypertension Clinical Practice Guidelines will change the way healthcare providers evaluate and manage high blood pressure with with Dr. Willie Lawrence for the American Heart Association.  Comedian Rodney Perry joins Dr. Lawrence and shares how high blood pressure led to a stroke and how he’s managing it today.

Dr. Willie Lawrence

Rodney Perry

Friday, 11/10 8:40am:  Tech Expert Andrea Smith will talk about the emotional and social benefits of gaming and how tech can bring your family together this holiday season.

Andrea Smith

Thursday, 11/9/17 8:40am:   John Kinney, Chief Claim Officer, The Hartford, will reveal the riskiest holiday season behaviors and discuss the potential dangers of engaging in those behaviors.  He’ll also share top fire safety tips and ways to ensure your family is prepared in case of a fire emergency.

John Kinney

Wednesday, 11/8/17 8:45am:  Travel Expert Courtney Scott joins us live from New York this morning with some insights on how to use up those vacation days before the end of the year.

Courtney Scott

Thursday, 11/2/17 8:40am:  Ken LaMothe from the Chelsea Players talks about their latest production, “Women In Jeopardy” by Wendy MacLeod November 3, 10, & 11, at 8 pm, with a matinee November 5 at 3 pm, at United Congregational Church Hall, 87 Broadway, Norwich. Wednesday, 11/1/17 7:50am:  Bill Louis, co-chairman of the United Way of SE CT, visited Glenn O’Brien to update fundraising efforts this season and how you can help out!

Bill Louis

Friday, 10/27/17 8:40am:  Nutrition/Health Expert, PBS TV Personality and #1 NYT Bestseller Dr. Joel Fuhrman talks about America’s Fast Food Addiction, how processed food is killing us, even more than we know, and what we can finally do about it.

Thursday, 10/26/17 8:45am:  Papatya Tankut, R.Ph., Vice President, Pharmacy Affairs, CVS Health, discusses common misconceptions regarding the flu, why it is important to get a flu shot every year, popular alternative methods for flu prevention and how your local pharmacist can help during cold and flu season.

Papatya Tankut

Thursday, 10/26/17 8:05am:  Angela Adams, Director of Operations at The Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce, with Chamber Chatter, a monthly update on GNACC events.

Wednesday, 10/25/17 8:40am:Dr. Katherine Sherif joins us to discuss what the latest study findings from the Global Nutrition and Health Alliance (GNHA) mean to you, and why it’s important to get enough omega-3 fatty acids in your diet in the quest for better health.

Dr. Katherine Sherif

Thursday, 10/19/17 8:40am:America’s Money Answers Man, Jordan Goodman, discusses how today’s economic news can affect you.
Wednesday, 10/18/17 8:40am: National Cat Day is October 29th. Hannah Shaw, aka “Kitten Lady” – kitten rescuer, humane educator and animal advocate, featured on Animal Planet, shares top cat care tips.

Hannah Shaw, aka “Kitten Lady”

 Tuesday, 10/17/17 9:20am: Now is the time to think about Medicare Open Enrollment tips from AARP on how to Choose a Plan that can Save Money!  Medicare Open Enrollment runs October 15 – December 7.   Jane Sung, Sr. Strategic Policy Advisor of the AARP Public Policy Institute, walks us step-by-step through the process.

Jane Sung

Tuesday, 10/17/17 8:40am:  Celebrate National Family History Month This October!  Here’s how to make October a perfect time to find out about your ancestors and get to know your family better, especially with the “Have the Talk of a Lifetime” cards that can help kick start conversations you’ll always remember.  We talk with Allison Gilbert, bestselling author of Passed and Present.

Allison Gilbert

 Thursday, 10/12/17 8:05am:Attorney Ted Phillips with our monthly edition of “Law Talk.”   Ted will answer your legal questions throughout the hour at 860-889-5252.

Wednesday, 10/11/17 8:40am: Are you prepared for the flu season?  Dr. Luis Romano has everything you need to know.   Dr. Romano is currently the Medical Affairs Director, Influenza Vaccines at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) US based at Navy Yard, Philadelphia.

Dr. Luis Romano

Tuesday, 10/10/17 8:40am:  Everyone deals with muscle or joint pain at some point. The CDC claims that over half of Americans experience muscle or joint pain daily. Joining us with some tips on managing pain and living a healthy, active life, is globe trotting medical doctor, Dr. Bob Arnot.

Thursday, 10/5/17 8:40am:  Tragedies like the mass shootings in Orlando and Las Vegas can take a toll on our mental health. In addition to feeling anxious or depressed, so many of us are just left asking “What do I even do today?”   Christine C. Forner, MSW, RSW, is a mental health professional discussing practical ways people can cope/heal/process what happened in Las Vegas.

Christine C. Forner

 Wednesday, 10/4/17 8:50am:   Published by DK: Smithsonian, JOURNEY: An Illustrated History of Travel by Michael Collins provides a fascinating look at more than 140 travel -related topics, from the trans-Saharan salt caravans, to the railway age and how that truly changed the world, to the claiming of the South Pole.  And it’s not only the method of travel, but the people, anecdotes, innovations, art and all that goes with it.
 Tuesday, 10/3/17 8:40am:   October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.   Breast cancer survivor Desiree Walker shares some facts.

Desiree Walker

Tuesday, 10/3/17 8:20am:   Elizabeth Heiskell, “The Debutante Farmer“, noted chef and cookbook author, talks about how “Homegating” is the new “Tailgating.”

Elizabeth Heiskell

 Monday, 10/2/17 8:40am:   Connecticut author Sophfronia Scott talks about her new novel, “Unforgivable Love.”

Sophfronia Scott

 Friday, 9/29/17 8:40am:  Psychologist Resmaa Menakem, author of My Grandmother’s Hands, talks about damage caused by racism in America.  He also comments on NFL players  routinely “taken one knee” during the playing of the national anthem to protest. It is intended to call attention to what protesting players see as a pattern of racism in the treatment of African-Americans by US police.  He provides guidance on where we go from here.
Psychologist Resmaa Menakem
Thursday, 9/28/17 8:40am:  Chelsea Zillmer is Director of The National Geographic Bee, an annual competition for more than 2.6 million competing U.S. students, conducted in 10,000 schools.

Thursday, 8/24/17 8:05am:   Angela Adams, Director of Operations at The Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce, with Chamber Chatter, a monthly update on GNACC events.

Tuesday, 9/26/17 8:40am:  Women say radiation treatment for breast cancer can be “less scary” than expected.  Susie McCloskey, MD, MSHS, is Director of the Breast Service at UCLA Radiation Oncology and Assistant Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.   She talks about new research.

Susie McCloskey, MD, MSHS

Thursday, 9/21/17 8:40am: America’s Money Answers Man, Jordan Goodman, discusses the Federal reserve’s interest rate decision today and how that will affect the stock and bond markets and the economy and where people should put their money because of that; The economic impact of the hurricanes which is that gasoline, food and insurance premiums will be rising and the shortage of construction labor will get even more severe;  Why now is a great time to refinance your mortgage or buy a home since rates have dropped to near all time lows.

Wednesday, 9/20/17 8:40am: Pet Expert Travis Brorsen, Host of My Big Fat Pet Makeover on Animal Planet.  Travis will share some of the damaging effects extra weight can have on pets (high blood pressure, heart failure, diabetes, etc.), tips on identifying whether pets are overweight, and the program they need to make them healthy again.  He will also talk more about the his series which premieres on Animal Planet September 30 at 10:00 PM ET.

Tuesday, 9/19/17 8:05am:  Wayne Henson of Holdridge Home & Garden Showplace in Ledyard takes your lawn and garden questions.

 Thursday, 9/14/17 8:05am: Attorney Ted Phillips with our monthly edition of “Law Talk.”   Ted will answer your legal questions throughout the hour at 860-889-5252.

Wednesday, 9/6/17 7:50am:  Amber Cox from the CT Sun will stop by.   The CT Sun will be hosting their first WNBA playoff game since 2012 on Sunday, September 10th at 3 p.m. at Mohegan Sun Arena.   For every fan that attends the game, the Connecticut Sun Foundation will donate $1 to the American Red Cross to help those devastated by the flooding in Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey.

Amber Cox of the CT Sun

Thursday, 8/31/17 8:40am: America’s Money Answers Man, Jordan Goodman, can help you understand the differences between previous government shutdowns and what we would experience now. He thinks the differences will shock investors and not in a good way. Already both stocks and United States Treasury investors are concerned.

Thursday, 8/24/17 8:05am:   Angela Adams, Director of Operations at The Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce, with Chamber Chatter, a monthly update on GNACC events.

Thursday, 8/17/17 8:40am:  What Is The Psychology Behind Hate Group Behavior & The Mental Impact Of Removing Symbolic Memorials?   Clinical Forensic Psychologist Dr. John Huber discusses psychological reasons behind hate groups in America.   Will removing symbolic memorials do anything to heal people who have been impacted by racism?

Dr John Huber

Tuesday, 8/15/17 8:05am:  Wayne Henson of Holdridge Home & Garden Showplace in Ledyard takes your lawn and garden questions.

Thursday, 7/13/17 8:05am: Attorney Ted Phillips with our monthly edition of “Law Talk.”   Ted will answer your legal questions throughout the hour at 860-889-5252.

Tuesday, 8/8/17 8:40am: Author Dr. Stephen Wibberley talks about “Canterbury Connecticut Characters of the 20th Century.”

Dr. Steve Wibberley

Thursday, 7/27/17 8:05am:   Angela Adams, Director of Operations at The Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce, with Chamber Chatter, a monthly update on GNACC events.

Wednesday, 7/26/17 7:50am:  One in five children in Southeastern Connecticut is food insecure and a U.S. Census Bureau study indicates that 19,000 people in our region are living below the poverty level.   Donna Yother, owner SAVA Insurance and a volunteer member of the Board of Directors at the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center, discusses the 12-hour food-a-thon Thursday 7/27/17 to help end summer hunger in our community.

Donna Yother

Thursday, 7/20/17 8:40am:  America’s Money Answers Man, Jordan Goodman, has solutions for high healthcare costs – regardless of the government’s decisions.

Tuesday, 7/18/17 8:05am:  Wayne Henson of Holdridge Home & Garden Showplace in Ledyard takes your lawn and garden questions.

Thursday, 7/13/17 8:05am: Attorney Ted Phillips with our monthly edition of “Law Talk.”   Ted will answer your legal questions throughout the hour at 860-889-5252.

Friday, 7/11/17 8:05am:   Don Beebe (center), President of the New London County 4-H Program, discusses the 4-H Summer Camp program now going on at 37 Kahn Road in Franklin.   To the left is the camp’s Ben Kramer, and Danielle Giroux is on the right.

Thursday, 6/22/17 8:05am:  Angela Adams, Director of Operations at The Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce, with Chamber Chatter, a monthly update on GNACC events.

Wednesday, 6/21/17 8:40am:  Steve Calder, President of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) National Council of EPA Locals #3428 (Region 1, New England)  talks about he federal budget cuts proposed for the EPA, and how they will specifically and negatively impact the organization’s ability to protect human health and the environment.

Tuesday, 6/20/17 8:05am:  Wayne Henson of Holdridge Home & Garden Showplace in Ledyard takes your lawn and garden questions.

Monday. 6/19/17 8:20am:  Don Sikorski, Director of the Shops at Mohegan Sun & Michelle Williams, Director of Social Media, give us a preview of the Hot Summer Fun events at Mohegan Sun.   They’ll give away some John Mellencamp tickets, too!

Don Sikorski

Thursday, 6/15/17 8:20am:  Comedic Actress and humorist Annabelle Gurwitch discusses her newest book, “Wherever You Go, There They Are: Stories About My Family You Might Relate To.”  Gurwitch’s story shares the importance and insanity of family for anyone who’s even occasionally been frustrated by the people they share holiday meals with every year.   Annabelle is co-host of TBS’s Dinner & a Movie, among many other movie and TV roles.

Annabelle Gurwitch

Wednesday, 6/14/17 8:40am: Author of Blockbuster Bestsellers GET WHAT’S YOURS For Social Security and Medicare, Laurence J. Kotlikoff talks about a Retirement Plan Developed by Award Winning Economists.

Laurence Kotlikoff

Tuesday, 6/13/17 8:40am: What’s really keeping America up at night?   Health & Lifestyle Expert Cassey Ho Reveals the Truth about Sleeplessness in America and Provides Her Tips to Catch More Zzzs.

Cassey Ho

Thursday, 6/8/17 8:05am: Attorney Ted Phillips with our monthly edition of “Law Talk.”   Ted will answer your legal questions throughout the hour at 860-889-5252.

Thursday, 5/25/17 8:05am:  Angela Adams, Director of Operations at The Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce, with Chamber Chatter, a monthly update on GNACC events.

Monday, 5/22/17 8:33am: Dr. Ralph D. Morris, expert from the Water Quality and Health Council, warns of increasing swimming pool related “Crypto” (microscopic parasite) outbreaks.

Ralph D. Morris, M.D., M.P.H.

Tuesday, 5/16/17 8:05am:  Wayne Henson of Holdridge Home & Garden Showplace in Ledyard takes your lawn and garden questions.

Friday, 5/12/17 7:50am:  Local letter carriers Mary & Al talk about the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on Saturday, May 13th.

Glenn with mail carriers Mary & Al

Thursday, 5/11/17 8:05am: Attorney Ted Phillips with our monthly edition of “Law Talk.”   Ted will answer your legal questions throughout the hour at 860-889-5252.

Wednesday, 5/10/17 8:05am: In Jimmy Buffett: A Good Life All the Way, acclaimed music critic Ryan White has crafted the first definitive account of Buffett’s rise from singing songs for beer to his emergence as a tropical icon and CEO behind the Margaritaville industrial complex, a vast network of merchandise, chain restaurants, resorts, and lifestyle products all inspired by his sunny but disillusioned hit “Margaritaville.”

Thursday, 5/4/17 9:20am:  We’ve heard the Kentucky Derby mentioned on WICH News over the past year, but how much do we know about the big event itself?   Ed DeRosa, Racing Analyst for Twinspires.com and the Kentucky Derby’s Director of Marketing, tells us about “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.

Ed DeRosa

Thursday, 5/4/17 8:40am:  Storm Preparedness Expert Art Aiello, one of the top generator experts in the nation, talks about how to get ready for anything that Mother Nature can throw our way.

Art Aiello

Thursday, 5/4/17 8:05am: Canada: What do we really know about it?   Jesse Brown, creator of the #1 Canadian podcast, CANADALAND and award-winning author of The Canadaland Guide to Canada.   He says you’ll never look at a Canadian the same way again!

Jesse Brown

Wednesday, 5/3/17 8:40am:  Renowned nutritionist and #1 selling author Dr. Joel Fuhrman discusses his new book, The Eat to Live Quick and Easy Cookbook, with 131 delicious recipes for fast and sustained weight loss, reversing disease and lifelong health.

Friday, 4/28/17 8:05am:   Don Beebe, President of the New London County 4-H Program, discusses the 4-H Summer Camp program now going on at 37 Kahn Road in Franklin.

4H Campfire

Thursday, 4/27/17 8:05am:  Angela Adams, Director of Operations at The Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce, with Chamber Chatter, a monthly update on GNACC events.

Friday, 4/21/17  7:50am:  Sean Mitchell, Director of Development at the Center for Hospice Care, and Walk spokesperson Bill Tanner talk about WALK 2017 Saturday, May 13th in Mohegan Park.   The walk benefits the Hospice, serving the community for over 30 years.

Thursday, 4/15/17 8:40am:  Learn more about what causes dogs to itch and what they can do about it from Dr. Jeff Werber, practicing veterinarian and established veterinary medical journalist.

Dr. Jeff Werber, DVM

Wednesday, 4/14/17 8:40am: Chelsea Players’ spring production will be the eccentric romantic comedy, “Einstein and the Polar Bear,” by Tom Griffin.   Director Ken Lamothe discusses the play, which will runs April 21, 28, & 29, at 8 pm, and April 23 at a 3 pm matinee at United Congregational Church Hall, 87 Broadway, Norwich.

Tuesday, 4/18/17 8:05am:  Wayne Henson of Holdridge Home & Garden Showplace in Ledyard takes your lawn and garden questions.

 Thursday, 4/13/17 8:05am: Attorney Ted Phillips with our monthly edition of “Law Talk.”   Ted will answer your legal questions throughout the hour at 860-889-5252.

Tuesday, 3/11/17 8:40am:   In A Capitalist’s Lament, Leland Faust unmasks Wall Street’s unsavory tactics in powerful detail by giving readers a high-level view of how the financial services industry misleads them, overcharges them, and exposes them to needless risk. He says it’s all just one big con job. As the system is currently set up, it is really just gambling disguised as investing, which encourages short term thinking and sucks money out of the system Wall Street does not create wealth, but actually takes from others.

Leland Faust

Tuesday, 4/4/17 8:40am:  CPA & Tax Expert Lisa Greene Lewis shares Tips for Last Minute Tax Filers.

Lisa Greene Lewis

Thursday, 3/23/17 8:05am:  Angela Adams, Director of Operations at The Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce, with Chamber Chatter, a monthly update on GNACC events.

Wednesday, 3/22/17 7:50am:   Join New London Public Schools for a free, fun-filled night of entertainment, great food, and live student demonstrations at the annual Bee Magnet Showcase March 24th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at C.B. Jennings Dual Language and International Elementary Magnet School, 50 Mercer Street, New London.  The Showcase gives families the opportunity to explore all of the district’s available magnet options and to learn more about how each program.  Tyler Olsen, marketing and communications manager, and Gloria Sotomayor, operations manager, discuss the event.

NLPS Schools

Wednesday, 3/15/17 9:20am:  Nika Kabiri is Director of Strategic Insights at Avvo (Avvo.com), where a new study sheds new light on relationships and modern love.

Nika Kabiri

Tuesday, 3/13/17 8:40am:  A Russian Spy ship was recently spotted off the east coast of the United States south of the Naval Submarine Base New London in international waters. It’s the first time the ship has been spotted off the US coast since 2015, and the first time under President Trump.   David Jackson, author of “Life in the Second Half“, discusses the importance of keeping a close eye on the ship and what threat it could pose to the United States, if any.

David Jackson

Thursday, 3/9/17 8:05am: Attorney Ted Phillips with our monthly edition of “Law Talk.”   Ted will answer your legal questions throughout the hour at 860-889-5252.

Wednesday, 3/8/17 8:40am:  Dr. Sara Gottfried is a renowned expert in health and wellness, and her new book, Younger (Harper One, March 2017), offers the latest science to help you stay healthy and active during your later years.

Sarah Gottfried, M.D.

Thursday, 2/23/17 8:40am:  If you think that Russia’s fake news invasion of our election was a first, guess again.  Russia Disinformation Expert Vera Zakem tells us how we can prevent becoming victims of fake news/disinformation from Russia, ISIS and other adversaries.

Vera Zakem

Thursday, 2/23/17 8:05am:  Angela Adams, Director of Operations at The Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce, with Chamber Chatter, a monthly update on GNACC events.

Wednesday, 2/22/17 8:40am:  Author John Hook talks about his new celebrity true crime thriller, WHO KILLED BOB CRANE?   The star of Hogan’s Heroes was murdered in 1978.  We’ll find out how an Emmy Award Winning Journalist cracked this celebrity cold case using modern DNA science.

John Hook

Tuesday, 2/21/17 8:40am: A national survey of anxiety finds a statistically significant increase for the first time since it was launched in 2007.   Psychologist Dr. John Huber will talk about the three primary factors that cause stress…

Dr. John Huber

Thursday, 2/16/17 8:05am: Attorney Ted Phillips with our monthly edition of “Law Talk.”   Ted will answer your legal questions throughout the hour at 860-889-5252.

Monday, 2/13/17 8:40am:  Though many will be spending February 14th with someone special, a good portion of people will feel lonely on Valentine’s Day.  Lisa Marsh Ryerson is president of AARP Foundation, AARP’s affiliated charity.  She discusses a new survey revealing how older adults feel about romance and Valentine’s Day and also why this time of year may bring out feelings of loneliness and isolation.

Lisa Marsh Ryerson

Tuesday, 2/7/17 8:40am:  TV’s Top Relationship Expert Dr. Kimberly Moffit shares Valentines Day tips for inspiring romance.

Dr Kimberly Moffit

Thursday, 1/22/17 8:05am:  Angela Adams, Director of Operations at The Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce, with Chamber Chatter, a monthly update on GNACC events.

Tuesday, 1/24/17 8:40am:  CPA & Tax Expert Lisa Greene Lewis shares Tips for Getting a Jump on Your Tax Refund – New Tax Laws.

Lisa Greene Lewis

Thursday, 1/19/17 8:40am:  Gordon Edes, the Red Sox historian, discusses the team’s upcoming Winter Weekend at Foxwoods along with other events of interest to Red Sox fans.

Gordon Edes

Wednesday, 1/18/17 8:45am:  Dr. Patrick T. Ellinor, MD, PhD., of the Cardiovascular Research Center and Professor at Harvard Medical School shares The Warning Signs for a Stroke that Everyone Needs to Know, plus 4 Facts about AFib.(Atrial Fibrillation).

Dr. Patrick Ellinor

Tuesday, 1/17/17 8:40am:  Donald J. Trump will be the next president of the United States, winning the election with a campaign promise to “Make America Great Again.” But will he? Can he?  Michelle Deen, “The Progressive Culture Warrior” and author of “Saving America’s Grace: Rethinking Family Values, Moral Politics, and the Culture War”,  is a marriage and family therapist specializing in human development and family relations.

Michelle Deen

Thursday, 1/12/16 8:05am: Attorney Ted Phillips with our monthly edition of “Law Talk.”   Ted will answer your legal questions throughout the hour at 860-889-5252.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 8:40am:  Whether you want to eat healthy, lose weight, or make your overall health a priority, the New Year is a time for fresh starts and healthy routines. Joining us today, with helpful tips to keep you on track, is TV host Ereka Vetrini, Host of TLC’s “Sunday Brunch Show”.

Ereka Vetrini