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					                              QUARTERLY REPORT
                     OCTOBER-DECEMBER 2009 (1 HOUR VERSION)
Program # 2009-40

Airdate: ____________         Time of Broadcast _________

Producer: Sean Bratton        Host: Ric Bratton (www.thisweekinamerica.us)


                    Segment #1 –Job Search

                    Summary: Despite unemployment numbers being the highest in a quarter of a century, our guest
                    says there are jobs available. She tells us the hot jobs and how to get them.

                    Guest: J.T. O’Donnell, workplace and career expert. Her syndicated newspaper column “J.T. & Dale
                    Talk Jobs” is carried in over 150 papers.
                    www.careerealism.com

                    Issues Covered: back to school, social media, perseverance


                    Segment #2 –School Violence and Bullying

                    Summary: Over a quarter of a million students each month are attacked at school. In part 3 of our
                    look at school violence, our guests offers tips
                     on how to spot and stop.

                    Guest: Derek Randle is a former teacher. He is the founder of stoppingschoolviolence.com and
                    author of “The Stopping School Violence Manual”.
                    www.stoppingschoolviolence.com

                    Issues Covered: weapons, reporting, dating violence


                    Segment #3 – Identity theft

                    Summary: For tens of millions of Americans their personal information is breached each year. Our
                    guest writes about identity theft issues and found herself a victim when her college left information
                    exposed on their website.

                    Guest: Leslie McFadden is a staff writer for www.bankrate.com who covers identity theft issues.
                    www.bankrate.com

                    Issues Covered: Monitoring your identity

                    Segment #4 – Balanced motherhood
                    Summary: For many mothers the stress of raising children and trying to maintain a job and time for
                    themselves can be overwhelming. Our guest says a proper balance begins with investing in herself
                    first.

                    Guest: Taylor Wilshire, author of “The Book of Mom”.
                    www.bookofmom.net

                    Issues Covered: Conscious parenting
Program # 2009-41

Airdate: ____________         Time of Broadcast _________

Producer: Sean Bratton        Host: Ric Bratton (www.thisweekinamerica.us)


                    Segment #1 – Dealing with Stress

                    Summary: In the aftershocks of the economic crisis, millions of people worry about their financial
                    future. Living in constant stress, worry and turmoil has become a way of life. Our guest says it
                    doesn’t have to be that way and offers techniques on how to deal with stress and anxiety.

                    Guest: Don Joseph Goewey has been dealing for over three decades with people in high stress
                    situations. He’s the author of “Mystic Cool”.
                    www.mysticcool.com

                    Issues Covered: rewiring, causes, attitude


                    Segment #2 –Online Job Scams

                    Summary: With the high rate of unemployment more people are going online looking for jobs. Many
                    though run into costly scams. Our guest discusses some of those scams and how to avoid them.

                    Guest: Tabatha Marshall, founder of Phishbucket.org, an organization dedicated to job seekers from
                    fraudulent job offers.
                    www.phishbucket.org

                    Issues Covered: fees, identity data, work from home


                    Segment #3 – Your online identity

                    Summary: It’s been called the credit score of the 21st century, your online identity. Our guest says
                    most of us have some digital dirt and he explains how to clean it up, maybe even remove it.

                    Guest: Michael Fertik is founder and CEO of Reputation Defender. www.reputationdefender.com

                    Issues Covered: Managing your online reputation


                    Segment #4 – Balance in the home with kids and school
                    Summary: Kids will be back in school and the family will have to juggle their busy schedules. Our
                    guest offers tips on how to find the proper balance for everyone in the family.

                    Guest: Taylor Wilshire, author of “The Book of Mom”.
                    www.bookofmom.net

                    Issues Covered: Time management for mothers


Program # 2009-42

Airdate: ____________         Time of Broadcast _________

Producer: Sean Bratton        Host: Ric Bratton (www.thisweekinamerica.us)


                    Segment #1 –Time Spent on Social Media

                    Summary: There are over 200 million Facebook users, 900,000 blogs are posted each day. How do
                    we know when our social media habit is a happy pastime or a soft addiction.

                    Guest: Dr Judith Wright is the author of “The Soft Addiction Solution” and co-founder of the Wright
                    Leadership Institute. She discusses whether you are spending more time on Facebook than face to
                    face.
                    www.judithwright.com
                    Issues Covered: multi-tasking, social contact, distractions


                    Segment #2 –Online job scams

                    Summary: With the unemployment high and rising, more people are streaming onto the web in
                    search of jobs. In part two of our discussion on online scams, our guest tells us how to spot a fraud.

                    Guest: Tabatha Marshall, founder of PhishBucket.org a non-profit that tracks online job scams.
                    www.phishbucket.org

                    Issues Covered: applying online, legit offers, keep it private


                    Segment #3 – How to make your job terrific

                    Summary: Our guests say the traditional 9 to 5 Monday through Friday job just doesn’t make it
                    anymore. They feel results matter, not just working late. Their “Results Only Work Environment”
                    concept allows you to work anywhere, anytime.

                    Guest: Cali Ressler and Jody Thompson are authors of “Why Work Sucks and How to Fix it”. They
                    are the founders of Culture RX, a company that promotes their belief that there is a better way to
                    work.
                    www.caliandjody.com

                    Issues Covered: Making the workplace better


                    Segment #4 –Money saving car rental secrets
                    Summary: Renting a car can be costly and a hassle. Our guest shares insider secrets on how to get
                    the best deal on the market.

                    Guest: Bob Minelli is the author of “How to Save Big on Car Rentals: Uncovering the Secrets They
                    Don’t Want You to Know”. He operated a successful car rental agency for 10 years.
                    www.myrentalcarsecrets.com

                    Issues Covered: Get the best deal on car rentals


Program # 2009-43

Airdate: ____________         Time of Broadcast _________

Producer: Sean Bratton        Host: Ric Bratton (www.thisweekinamerica.us)


                    Segment #1 –        Raising money-smart kids

                    Summary: Experts say with the recession comes an excellent opportunity to talk to kids of all ages
                    about money issues. Our guest discusses the top money mistakes parents make with their kids and
                    how to correct.

                    Guest: Sharon Lechter is co-author of the popular Rich Dad series of books. She is a member of the
                    President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy and founder of YouthPreneur.
                    www.payyourfamilyfirst.com

                    Issues Covered: dinnertime chats, allowances, youth jobs


                    Segment #2 –Online job scams

                    Summary: With the unemployment high and rising, more people are streaming onto the web in
                    search of jobs. In part three of our discussion on online scams, our guest tells us how to spot a fraud
                    and how to protect yourself.

                    Guest: Tabatha Marshall, founder of PhishBucket.org a non-profit that tracks online job scams.
                    www.phishbucket.org

                    Issues Covered: specialize search, keep private, do homework
                    Segment #3 – What happened in the sky on 9/11

                    Summary: Our guest reveals the untold story of the FAA, the military and thousands of commercial
                    pilots who quickly realized there were multiple hijackings and that our country was under attack.
                    Their decisive action saved many lives.

                    Guest: Lynn Spencer is the author of “Touching History: The Untold Story of the Drama that Unfolded
                    in the Skies over America on 9/11”. Spencer is a commercial airline pilot who spent three years
                    researching her book.
                    www.touchinghistory911.com

                    Issues Covered: The role of the FAA and military on 9/11


                    Segment #4 –How to save money on car rentals
                    Summary: Car rentals in the US are a $23 billion dollar industry yet many consumers really don’t
                    know how to save money.

                    Guest: Bob Minelli is the author of “How to Save Big on Car Rentals: Uncovering the Secrets They
                    Don’t Want You to Know”. He operated a successful car rental agency for 10 years.
                    www.myrentalcarsecrets.com

                    Issues Covered: Get the best deal on car rentals


Program # 2009-44

Airdate: ____________         Time of Broadcast _________

Producer: Sean Bratton        Host: Ric Bratton (www.thisweekinamerica.us)


                    Segment #1 –Holiday Travel Tips

                    Summary: Fewer airplane seats this Holiday Season means increased airfares for many routes in the
                    US. Our guest offers tips on how to get the best fares as well as those cities that have extra seats
                    and flights.

                    Guest: Rick Seaney is the co-founder of FareCompare.com a consumer
                    airline ticket research website. He is a travel columnist for ABC News.

                    Issues Covered: Hidden fees, alternate airports, best times to fly


                    Segment #2 –Healthy Cooking

                    Summary: Our guest shares the must have kitchen tools and gadgets that can help you trim calories
                    in all your recipes.

                    Guest: Sue Perry is Deputy Editor of ShopSmart Magazine from the publishers of Consumer
                    Reports.
                    www.shopsmart.org

                    Issues Covered: daily servings of fruits/vegetables, smart picks


                    Segment #3 – Chronic pain and treatment

                    Summary: More than 50 million Americans are living with chronic pain, many day and night. During
                    the past few years, many questions have been raised about the appropriate treatment.

                    Guest: Dr. Scott Fishman is the Chief of the Division of Pain at the University of California and also
                    the President of The American Pain Foundation.
                    www.painfoundation.org

                    Issues Covered: Causes of pain and treatments
                    Segment #4 – Head lice
                    Summary: Head lice is the second most contagious condition among children and accounts for
                    around 24 million missed school days annually.

                    Guest: Dr. James Sears, board certified pediatrician and an expert on “The Doctors”, a syndicated TV
                    show from Dr. Phil.
                    www.askdrsears.com

                    Issues Covered: Preventing head lice and treatment


Program # 2009-45

Airdate: ____________         Time of Broadcast _________

Producer: Sean Bratton        Host: Ric Bratton (www.thisweekinamerica.us)


                    Segment #1 –How to detect and avoid financial fraud
                    Summary: 2008 and 2009 will be remembered for some of the largest investment scams ever led by
                    Bernie Madoff’s 65 Billion dollar Ponzi scheme. Our guest says most scams can easily be avoided if
                    you recognize the warning signs.

                    Guest: Respected financial expert Ken Fisher author of “How to Smell A Rat: The 5 Signs of
                    Financial Fraud”
                    www.kenfisher.com

                    Issues Covered: red flags, accountability, transparency


                    Segment #2 –Slash entertaining costs

                    Summary: Our guest shares how to entertain for less by using clever tricks from professional chefs.

                    Guest: Sue Perry is Deputy Editor of ShopSmart Magazine from the publishers of Consumer
                    Reports.
                    www.shopsmart.org

                    Issues Covered: inexpensive cuts of meat, do it yourself, seasoning


                    Segment #3 – Family/Life balance

                    Summary: It’s a question many women ask, “Is there room for me in mommy?” Our guest discusses
                    the plight of the too-busy mom with tips from her own experiences on how to manage work, children,
                    and spouse and still find time for you.

                    Guest: Taylor Wilshire, author of “The Book of Mom”. She is a former Vice President of a Fortune
                    500 company and now owns her own consulting firm. She is the mother of two.
                    www.bookofmom.net

                    Issues Covered: Working moms


                    Segment #4 – Selling personal possessions
                    Summary: With the current economic conditions many are turning to auctions and sales of their
                    property to help pay their bills. Reseller sites have seen an increase in listings.

                    Guest: Maureen Ellenberger, CEO of Auctionpal.com
                    www.auctionpal.com

                    Issues Covered: Proper way to sell at auction
Program # 2009-46

Airdate: ____________         Time of Broadcast _________

Producer: Sean Bratton        Host: Ric Bratton (www.thisweekinamerica.us)


                    Segment #1 –Retaining Top Talent

                    Summary: In today’s tough economic market companies are slashing talent when they need them
                    the most. Our guest says there are ways to keep your top employees onboard and motivated.

                    Guest: Sylvia Ann Hewlett is the author of “Top Talent: Keeping Performance Up When Business is
                    Down”. She is a professor at Columbia University and founder for the Center for Work-Life Policy.

                    Issues Covered: soft skills, flex-time, retain female employees


                    Segment #2 –High on Fiber

                    Summary: Our guest shares easy and tasty ways to get enough of much needed fiber in our daily
                    diets

                    Guest: Sue Perry is Deputy Editor of ShopSmart Magazine from the publishers of Consumer
                    Reports.
                    www.shopsmart.org

                    Issues Covered: daily requirements, cereals, supplements


                    Segment #3 – State of newspapers in the US

                    Summary: Most daily and weekly newspapers are experiencing declines in circulation and advertising
                    revenue. With 24 hour cable news, internet and blogs, what is the future of newspapers? How can
                    they remain relevant in an era of instant news?

                    Guest: Mark Fitzgerald is editor at large of Editor and Publisher, the country’s oldest journal covering
                    the newspaper industry.
                    www.editorandpublisher.com

                    Issues Covered: Future of newspapers


                    Segment #4 – Food storage tips
                    Summary: Our guest offers the best ways to keep food tasting great and 11 surprising food storage
                    mistakes.

                    Guest: Sue Perry, Deputy Editor of Shop Smart Magazine, from the publishers of Consumer Reports.
                    www.shopsmartmag.org

                    Issues Covered: Food safety


Program # 2009-47

Airdate: ____________         Time of Broadcast _________

Producer: Sean Bratton        Host: Ric Bratton (www.thisweekinamerica.us)


                    Segment #1 –Immigration
                    Summary: Our guest is a prominent immigration attorney. He shares his views on the problems of
                    dealing with this national issue along with his ideas on a comprehensive policy.

                    Guest: Robert Ratliff is an attorney specializing in immigration services for families and individuals.
                    He regularly appears in immigration courts across the US.
                    www.ratlifflegalgroup.com

                    Issues Covered: Deportation, Family impact, path to citizenship
                    Segment #2 – Asset Protection

                    Summary: Part One of a series on how individuals can keep their personal possessions safe from
                    lawsuits.

                    Guest: Hillel Presser is an attorney specializing in asset protection. He is the author of “Financial
                    Self Defense: How to Protect Everything You Own From Everyone Everytime”.
                    www.assetprotectionattorneys.com

                    Issues Covered: not just for rich, tools, tactics


                    Segment #3 – Women in leadership positions

                    Summary: Being female in a management position or working for one is still a challenge. Our guest,
                    who has worked for Fortune 500 companies and the US Government, offers advice for female
                    leaders and the people they rule.

                    Guest: Dr. Gabriella Cora is the founder and Executive Director of the Executive Health and Wealth
                    Institute. She is the author of “Alpha Female: Winning Strategies to Become an Outstanding Leader”.
                    www.executivehealth.com
                    www.drgabycora.com

                    Issues Covered: Workplace dynamics


                    Segment #4 – Food safety
                    Summary: Improper food storage can lead to wasted money and even make people sick. Our guest
                    offers tricks that will keep everything in your fridge and pantry tasting great.

                    Guest: Sue Perry, Deputy Editor of Shop Smart Magazine, from the publishers of Consumer Reports.
                    www.shopsmartmag.org

                    Issues Covered: Storing food


Program # 2009-48

Airdate: ____________         Time of Broadcast _________

Producer: Sean Bratton        Host: Ric Bratton (www.thisweekinamerica.us)


                    Segment #1 –Getting out of Debt

                    Summary: Business is booming for debt settlement companies. Our guest explains how to get out of
                    debt and the pros and cons of using a settlement company.

                    Guest: Norman Perlmutter is author of “How to Settle Your Debts Without Committing Financial
                    Suicide”. He draws on many years of helping individuals deal with the problem of excessive debt.
                    www.getoutofdebtcoach.com

                    Issues Covered: credit scores, customize plan, creditor call


                    Segment #2 – Asset Protection

                    Summary: In part two of a series on asset protection, our guest explains what people can do to
                    protect themselves from lawsuits and judgments..

                    Guest: Hillel Presser is an asset protection attorney and author of “Financial Self Defense: How to
                    Protect Everything You Own From Everyone Everytime”.
                    www.assetprotectionattorneys.com

                    Issues Covered: under value assets, divorce, lose house


                    Segment #3 – Living longer and healthier
                    Summary: Our guest traveled the world to meet the world’s longest living people. He documents how
                    people are able to live well into their 80’s, 90’s and even 100’s.

                    Guest: Dan Buettner is an explorer, researcher and the author of “The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living
                    Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest”.
                    www.bluezones.com

                    Issues Covered: Life longevity


                    Segment #4 – Benefits of coffee
                    Summary: If you are one of those who need a cup or two of coffee to start your day, research
                    indicates you may actually have a leg up on your non-coffee drinking co-workers.

                    Guest: Dr. Joe Vinson, Professor of Chemistry at the University of Scranton.
                    http://academic.scranton.edu/faculty/vinson

                    Issues Covered: Benefits of caffeine


Program # 2009-49

Airdate: ____________         Time of Broadcast _________

Producer: Sean Bratton        Host: Ric Bratton (www.thisweekinamerica.us)


                    Segment #1 –Child Abuse

                    Summary: More than 10,000 children died from abuse or neglect in the US from 2001 through 2007.
                    There has been an increase in the number of reported cases during the economic downturn.

                    Guest: John Reid, Executive Director of Childhelp, a national non-profit dedicated to the prevention
                    and treatment of child abuse and neglect.
                    www.childhelp.org

                    Issues Covered: signs, reporting, parents dealing with stress


                    Segment #2 – Asset Protection

                    Summary: In part three of a series on asset protection, our guest explains what people can do to
                    protect themselves from lawsuits and judgments..

                    Guest: Hillel Presser is an asset protection attorney and author of “Financial Self Defense: How to
                    Protect Everything You Own From Everyone Everytime”.
                    www.assetprotectionattorneys.com

                    Issues Covered: bankruptcy, retirement accounts, costs


                    Segment #3 – Divorced and being a single mom

                    Summary: About half of all marriages in the US end up in divorce, leaving legions of women to pick
                    themselves up and move on. For many that includes raising children alone and trying to re-enter the
                    workforce.

                    Guest: Theo Pauline Nestor is the author of “How to Sleep Alone in a King-Size Bed”. It’s her true
                    story of how she found out her husband gambled away thousands of dollars without her knowledge
                    and she asked him to leave. Suddenly she is single with two daughters and no income.
                    www.theopaulinenestor.com

                    Issues Covered: Single parenting


                    Segment #4 – Corporate environmental policies
                    Summary: Many companies talk about their environmental policies but for IKEA it has been an
                    important part of their business for over 60 years. Their “Bag the Plastic Bag” initiative helped keep
                    65 million plastic bags out of landfills.
                    Guest: Mona Astra Liss, IKEA Director of Corporate Communication
                    www.ikea.com

                    Issues Covered: Recycling, environmental issues


Program # 2009-50

Airdate: ____________         Time of Broadcast _________

Producer: Sean Bratton        Host: Ric Bratton (www.thisweekinamerica.us)

                    Segment #1 –Retail Shopping and the Economy

                    Summary: A strong Holiday shopping season is necessary for the recession to end. Our guest, a
                    former national department store executive, explains the importance of a retail recovery

                    Guest: Darlene Quinn is a retail expert, former senior executive with Bullocks Wilshire chain and
                    author of “Webs of Power” a fictional look behind the scenes of a national retail chain.
                    www.darlenequinn.net

                    Issues Covered: Retail expectations, value shoppers, frugal fatique


                    Segment #2 – Starting your own online business

                    Summary: With the current economy many people are looking for jobs or for part time income. Our
                    guest discusses what to look for if you want to start your own online business.

                    Guest: Chuck Williams left the corporate world to start his own online business. He is a Diamond
                    Global Power Distributor for My Shopping Genie.
                    www.givemorelife.com

                    Issues Covered: what look for, costs, marketing


                    Segment #3 – Single fatherhood

                    Summary: The number of solo dads has skyrocketed, almost doubling between 1990 and 2006 to
                    about 2 million. It’s estimated in the coming years one in every two kids will live with a single parent
                    at some point.

                    Guest: Trey Ellis, author of “Bedtime Stories: Adventures in the Land of Single Fatherhood”. His
                    memoir discusses being single and raising two children.
                    www.treyellis.com

                    Issues Covered: Struggles of being a single father


                    Segment #4 – Corporate environmental policies
                    Summary: Many companies are now talking about going green but Ikea for years led the way. Their
                    recent “Bag the Plastic Bag” campaign eliminated over 64 million plastic bags from ending up in trash
                    dumps, trees or oceans.

                    Guest: Mona Astra Liss, Director of Corporate Communication for Ikea.
                    www.ikea.com

                    Issues Covered: Corporate responsibility



Program # 2009-51

Airdate: ____________         Time of Broadcast _________

Producer: Sean Bratton        Host: Ric Bratton (www.thisweekinamerica.us)
                    Segment #1 –The Power of Respect

                    Summary: 79% of Americans believe that a lack of respect is a serious
                    problem. Our guest discusses how respect yields benefits at home, work,
                    school and in relationships.

                    Guest: Deborah Norville is the anchor of Inside Edition and author of “The Power of Respect”.
                    www.dnorville.com

                    Issues Covered: Benefits, Improve schools, Starts at home


                    Segment #2 –Protecting your computer

                    Summary: A new virus is targeting Facebook, Twitter and other social network websites. Our guest
                    offers ways to prevent and detect.

                    Guest: Chip Reeves operates the North American franchises of Computer Troubleshooters, one of
                    the largest tech support networks in the world.
                    www.comptroub.com

                    Issues Covered: what look for, software protection, updates


                    Segment #3 – Dealing with debt

                    Summary: Loan delinquencies are at their highest level since 1992. More and more people are falling
                    behind on car payments, home equity loans and credit cards.

                    Guest: Norm Perlmutter, CPA, is author of “How to Settle Your Debts”. He specializes in assisting
                    individuals and businesses with credit, debt and tax related problems.
                    www.getoutofdebtcoach.com

                    Issues Covered: Dealing with debt collectors


                    Segment #4 – Getting the most out of your computer
                    Summary: Many of the new software solutions designed to make our lives more productive actually
                    may be slowing down our computers, even causing system errors that bring the computer to a halt.

                    Guest: Chip Reeves is the National Director of Computer Troubleshooters, the world’s largest IT
                    service franchise.
                    www.computertroubleshooters.com

                    Issues Covered: Internet and computer troubleshooting

Program # 2009-52

Airdate: ____________         Time of Broadcast _________

Producer: Sean Bratton        Host: Ric Bratton (www.thisweekinamerica.us)


                    Segment #1 –        Who Needs A Will

                    Summary: Nearly 60% of Americans do not have a will. Our guest explains without one the courts
                    will decide what happens to your assets and any minor children.

                    Guest: Bruce Stier is an elder law and probate attorney.

                    Issues Covered: costs, planning, documents, checklist


                    Segment #2 –How Cities are Coping in the Recession

                    Summary: The 100 largest US cities account for 75% of the nation’s economic activity. Our guest is
                    a council person from one of those cities and discusses the struggles of coping with an down
                    economy.
Guest: Karen Goldner, City Council Representative from Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Issues Covered: stimulus funds. Safety services, tax collections


Segment #3 – Connection between football and America

Summary: Football has become America's most powerful and financially successful entertainment
phenomenon. Our guest explains how crucial football is to understanding the American psyche.

Guest: Sal Paolantonio, ESPN correspondent and former political reporter, author of "How Football
Explains America".
www.espn.com

Issues Covered: Football's influence on society


Segment #4 – A successful school year for your child
Summary: Parents need to have an active role in their children's education to get the most out of the
school year.

Guest: Kat Eden, Director of Community Management for www.education.com, an online resource for
parents with kids in pre-school through grade 12.
www.education.com

Issues Covered: Getting involved in your kid's schooling



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