This Week on WomanTalk Live: “Where X = Girls: The Formula for Getting Girls Going in Math & Science (and why we so desperately need it)” with Judy Carroll, Su Kim, Erikka Bishop and Guest Host, Susan BishopThursday, August 9, 2012
Why is there such a noticeable lack of women in the science, technology, engineering and math fields?
What happens between kindergarten and college that results in the U.S., producing far more male scientists, mathematicians and the like than female?
Considering there are virtually just as many girls as boys taking math and science prior to college, and considering that girls are taught the same curriculum in the same way, the imbalance is astounding. That is, IF anybody took the time to notice it. And, fortunately, a few people did.
This week on WomanTalk Live, guest host Susan Bishop is joined by a panel of women touched by or involved with STEM – an innovative, nationwide education coalition with the mission of making sure the world of science, technology, engineering and math is as welcoming and inspiring to girls and young women as it is to their male counterparts.
Our guests this week are:
Judy Carroll has served as President of Carroll Engineering, Inc. for more than 25 years, having taken over her father’s business in the mid-1980s. As a graduate of Northeastern University, Judy is experienced in civil and structural engineering, and she has completed projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, including work at Oriole Park at Camden Yards and the Hippodrome Theatre.
Su Kim is the STEM Advocacy Program Specialist for Girl Scouts of Central Maryland. She holds a Master of Science in Education, Master of Science in Engineering in Materials, Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering and Leadership in Technology Integration Certificate, all from Johns Hopkins University.
Erikka Bishop is a brand spanking new math teacher and recent graduate from Millersville University in Pennsylvania with a BS in Math.
Listen in as Susan and her guests explore the reasons why teachers and girls desperately need STEM and why the math and science fields desperately need girls.
Saturday, August 11th from 6:07-7:00 pm ET on Talkradio 680 WCBM Baltimore or “Listen Live” online
Be sure to check out last week’s show when I, along with my Guest Co-Host, Lisa Stearns, talked with the WomanTalk Live Relationship Experts, Lori and Bob Hollander of Relationships Work about the four communication habits that can kill a relationship – and, what you can do about them.
If you missed the show or you want to share it with a friend, you can find it in our podcast archive – the August 4th show.
This Week on WomanTalk Live: “The 4 Communication Habits That Lead to Divorce (and what you can do about them)”Thursday, August 2, 2012
In what’s known as the “Love Lab” near the University of Washington in Seattle, important research is being done. Drs. John and Julie Gottman, co-founders of The Gottman Institute, have compiled over forty years of research and studied more than 2,000 married couples over the past twenty years to determine…. Can this relationship be saved?
John Gottman says that in a healthy relationship, there needs to be 5 positive interactions to compensate for 1 negative interaction. Try keeping track in your own relationship for a week and see how you’re doing. Yikes!
By observing the above behavior and other relationship patterns, the Gottman Institute research shows that with 94% accuracy, they can predict which marriages will succeed and which will fail.
Well, of course, I had to have the WomanTalk Live Relationship Experts give us the scoop on this, so joining us in the studio will be Lori and Bob Hollander of Relationships Work. They’ll be sharing the four negative factors and communication habits that can predict divorce. Gottman calls these four behaviors, the “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.” Sounds pretty ominous, doesn’t it?
But, there is good news. You can do something about those horsemen – and, Lori and Bob will be sharing that information, too.
And, joining me as my guest co-host this week will be Lisa Stearns, a friend of mine who just happens to be a successful coach, athlete, teacher, author, mother and wife. Lisa is a Goals Coach who empowers women through public speaking, writing, and adventure sports. She is the creator of the Finding Your Voice™ Program, providing women the tools they need to express themselves with confidence and clarity.
And wait, there’s even more. Lisa has been happily married to her best friend, Brad, for 33 years. I am sure she’ll have plenty to add to our conversation.
Join us this week as we talk about these relationship killers and what you can do if you find they are going on in yours.
Saturday, August 4th from 6:07-7:00 pm ET on Talkradio 680 WCBM Baltimore or “Listen Live” online
Be sure to check out last week’s show when I talked with Andrew Averbach, M.D., bariatric surgeon and director of the Bariatric Center of Excellence at Saint Agnes Hospital and Cathy Carr-Dadin, RN, Certified Bariatric Nurse and Bariatric Services Coordinator at Saint Agnes Hospital, about bariatric surgery and the benefits beyond weight loss.
It could be a life-saving option for you or someone you care about.
If you missed the show or you want to share it with a friend, you can find it in our podcast archive – the July 28th show.
According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control), diabetes is becoming more common in the United States. From 1980 through 2008, the number of Americans with diabetes has more than tripled (from 5.6 million to 18.1 million).
More recent data from the American Diabetic Association places this estimate closer to 24 million or approximately 8% of adults and children in the U.S. Of the two varieties, type 2 diabetics make up approximately 90-95% of these numbers.
For many people, type 2 diabetes can often be controlled successfully through lifestyle changes. But, lifestyle changes alone may not be the best solution for the obese. Obesity is a major medical risk. Add type 2 diabetes on top of that and the risk of heart attack, stroke and other major medical problems increases significantly.
Several months ago, the first head-to-head studies comparing bariatric surgery to medical therapy for the treatment of type 2 diabetes were published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
According to one of my guests this week, Andrew Averbach, M.D., bariatric surgeon and director of the Bariatric Center of Excellence at Saint Agnes Hospital, “Both studies demonstrated without a doubt that management of type 2 diabetes in the obese population with bariatric surgery is the best approach in terms of achieving glycemic (sugar) control. There were no remissions of diabetes in the medical group, and the number of medications increased over the course of follow-up. It was quite the opposite in the surgical group, in which remission rates of diabetes were 40-75%, and some patients discontinued medications.”
Not a solution for everyone who suffers from type 2 diabetes, this will, however, be a game changer in treatment and a life changer for many who suffer with the debilitating effects of type 2 diabetes.
Also joining us in the studio will be Cathy Carr-Dadin, RN, Certified Bariatric Nurse and Bariatric Services Coordinator at Saint Agnes Hospital. Cathy had bariatric surgery herself twelve years ago and has maintained a weight loss of 180 pounds. Because of her success and her passion for helping patients, she took a lead role in establishing the bariatric surgery program at Saint Agnes. She is still considered the “lead cheerleader” and source of support for patients.
The Saint Agnes program celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2011. It was one of the first in the area to provide bariatric surgery and, for years, has been the number-one program in Maryland, helping more than 4,000 patients lose more than 400,000 pounds. It is designated as a Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, United Healthcare/Optum, CIGNA, Aetna and with “Blue Distinction” from CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield.
Join us this week as we discuss these ground-breaking studies and the major impact they will have on the future of diabetes treatment.
Be sure to check out last week’s show when I talked with Dana White, actress, writer and producer of The Red Suitcase, a wonderful film about a women in her sixties who realizes it’s never too late to start again. Dana hopes this will also start a movement that will help redefine aging in our culture.
If you missed the show or you want to share it with a friend, you can find it in our podcast archive – the July 21st show.
This Week on WomanTalk Live: “The Red Suitcase – It’s Never Too Late to Start Again” with Dana WhiteThursday, July 19, 2012
My guest this week, Dana White, is a woman on a mission. She, along with her associates, are proposing to launch a “Movie and a Movement”, one that will help redefine aging in our culture as a journey of discovery proving that you can reinvent your life at any age.
The Red Suitcase is about Ruth Whitney’s reinvention. Ruth, a stoic, sixty-six-year-old woman whose husband unexpectedly abandoned her six years prior, quietly struggles to cope amidst a shattered world of financial and emotional adversity. Once well-off, with a successful husband and close family, Ruth now lives in a dilapidated summerhouse in rural New Jersey, works a minimum-wage job in a local motel, and clings to her rigid and sometimes comical daily regimen.
Meanwhile, her daughter Liz, a phobia-prone thirty-something, is attempting to finish her Ph.D. in California, hoping to support both herself and her mother. Worried about her mother’s worsening situation, Liz convinces Ruth to move out west and begin a new life. Ruth agrees, but not without reluctance, as she tacitly carries with her a red suitcase full of her estranged husband’s clothes.
In a beat-up station wagon filled to the brim, Ruth and Liz begin an odyssey across America. The trip continually tests Ruth’s wavering resolve to start a new life.
Through this journey, and the complex and unbreakable bond with her daughter, Ruth finds the strength to let go of the past and face the future, proving it is never too late.
Dana White, the writer, producer and the “daughter” in The Red Suitcase, developed the idea for the film one afternoon in May 2008 as a tribute to her own mother and her mom’s strength and courage at having to start over in her sixties.
Join us this week for a discussion about the movie and the movement and how you can get involved.
Saturday, July 21st from 6:07-7:00 pm ET on Talkradio 680 WCBM Baltimore or “Listen Live” online
Be sure to check out last week’s show when I talked with Nina Manolson, the Smokin Hot Mom, about how to feed your kids well in a world that doesn’t. Yep, you CAN get them eating less sugar and more veggies!
If you missed the show or you want to share it with a friend, check out the podcast archive later this week for the July 14th show.
Often, it can be hard enough for us, as adults, to eat “right.” With maxed out schedules and feeling as if we don’t have enough time to whip up something healthy for breakfast, lunch and dinner is common. Now, add to that having little ones that you’re responsible for. Little ones that you want to grow up healthy. Little ones that you know shouldn’t be eating junk and processed food for all sorts of reasons. Yet, kids learn what they see modeled and are taught.
Well, if you’re concerned about getting your children – your whole family – eating more healthy or you want to start a plan with a young child, or if, and this can be more challenging, you want to re-teach your kids about what eating well means… then my guest this week is here to help you out.
Nina Manolson, a Health Coach and Family Wellness Expert is the founder of SmokinHotMom.com where she helps busy women prioritize their health so they look and feel their best. And, a big part of what Nina does is teach moms how to make healthy food be a habit in their family. As author of Feed Your Kids Well in a World That Doesn’t, she offers practical advice and guidance on how to make the change.
As a busy mom herself, Nina knows exactly what it’s like and what you’re facing. Even if you’ve been guilty of one too many trips through the drive-thrus to pick up dinner on the way home, are a victim of a child who has over-dosed on sugar at a friend’s birthday party, you make different meals for different members of your family so you can please everybody, or if your family thinks “green” is not something they want on their plates…then, Nina has some solutions for you.
As one mom who has followed Nina’s advice said, “Her knowledge of how to introduce healthy foods into a family with children is priceless. She makes it easy and seamless.”
Join us this week to find out how to get your kids to eat less sugar and more veggies without spending a million hours in the kitchen. Make healthy happen in your family.
Saturday, July 14th from 6:07-7:00 pm ET on Talkradio 680 WCBM Baltimore or “Listen Live” online
Be sure to check out last week’s show when I talked with Neil Irvin, Executive Director of Men Can Stop Rape about what his organization is doing to enlist and mobilize boys and men to prevent all forms of physical and sexual violence – especially against women.
If you missed the show or you want to share it with a friend, check out the podcast archive later this week for the July 7th show.