Featured Talk Show Guest Appearances - Headlines & Highlights

Featured Guest, Karen Sherbut October 15, 2019

Broadcasting Date: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 01:00 pm

Guest, Karen Sherbut

Guest Name: 
Karen Sherbut
Karen Sherbut
Guest Occupation: 
Founder, Marketer, Heart-based Entrepreneur
Guest Biography: 

A less than ideal childhood ultimately prepared Karen Sherbut for the role of her life as a role model, mentor, and humanitarian. In this capacity she provides what she so desperately had once needed; ultimately improving the lives of many young women, their families, and loved ones. Karen’s dream of providing for homeless girls came to fruition in 1996, when alongside her husband John, founded Safe Haven Foundation of Canada. Volunteering at the helm of the Foundation, Karen’s steadfast commitment continues to shape a better and brighter future for all of us.

With 40 years of senior management and leadership experience, Karen has been extensively involved in the development and implementation of businesses at both grassroots and national levels. An engaging and innovative leader, Karen’s focus on results-oriented programs, financial accountability, public relations, and award-winning campaigns have provided an enviable advantage to the Foundation. Karen’s passion remains visible and reflective through the time she dedicates not only to the Foundation but to the many boards and advisory roles she has undertaken over the years.

In addition, for the past 22 years, Karen has been employed as the Vice President of Marketing at Britgary Properties. In recent years, Karen’s expertise has expanded to include operations and strategic planning of some of the Britgary’s newest endeavours

Karen has stood and fought her way through every challenge life threw at her; turning her adversity into a fire that would go on to change the world. It was this passion that drove Karen and her husband John to start the Safe Haven Foundation of Canada. She has empowered not just the 80+ girls that have gone through the program, but impacted countless others as an inspiration, mentor and beacon of light in what can be a very dark world.

This is more than a story of my survival. This is the story of a husband and wife, who stood side by side and took on the world to pave the way for at-risk youth to write their own success story.
Karen & Yvonne at the Women of Inspiration Gala 2019

Featured Guest, Dennis Diken October 15, 2019

Broadcasting Date: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 07:00 pm

Guest, Dennis Diken

Guest Name: 
Dennis Diken
Dennis Diken
Guest Occupation: 
Guest Biography: 

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Founded in New Jersey in 1980, The Smithereens have been creating electrifying, original rock’n’roll for 39 years. Jim Babjak (guitar,) Dennis Diken (drums,) and Mike Mesaros (bass) grew up together in Carteret and lead singer, the late Pat DiNizio, hailed from Scotch Plains. The band paid its dues in clubs all over the NYC tri-state area from Kenny’s Castaways in Greenwich Village to the Court Tavern and Stone Pony in NJ. As The Smithereens’ fame escalated, they were in heavy rotation on MTV and appeared on The Tonight Show, Conan O'Brien, and Saturday Night Live. They’ve since performed on stages coast to coast from the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles to the Meadowlands Arena in NJ to Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan, and internationally from Europe to Australia. Tour mates have included Tom Petty, Squeeze, The Pretenders, Lou Reed, and Ramones, among others.

​The Smithereens’ take no prisoners sound, reflecting their Garden State roots, has resonated with fans worldwide over the course of 17 albums and 2500+ live shows. Their most recent release, COVERS, features 22 of the bands favorite songs first recorded by other artists. They've also inspired generations of musicians, including Kurt Cobain, who counted The Smithereens as a major influence on Nirvana.

And with the 2017 passing of Pat DiNizio, the surviving members have decided to persevere and carry on their shared musical legacy. Using guest vocalists including Robin Wilson of the Gin Blossoms and Marshall Crenshaw, they continue to entertain and rock fans all over the U.S. and the world!  


Purchase the most recent album from The Smithereens entitled ‘Covers’ at amazon.com

C O V E R S 




  1. The Game of Love (Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders)
  2. The Slider (T. Rex)
  3. Ruler of My Heart (Irma Thomas)
  4. Wooly Bully (Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs)
  5. Let’s Talk About Us (Otis Blackwell)
  6. Girl Don’t Tell Me (Beach Boys)
  7. Up In Heaven (The Clash)
  8. Time Won’t Let Me (The Outsiders)
  9. Gloomy Sunday (Billie Holiday)
  10. Yer Blues (Beatles)
  11. One After 909 (Beatles)
  12. I Want to Tell You (Beatles)
  13. It Don’t Come Easy (Ringo Starr)
  14. Well Alright (Live) (Buddy Holly)
  15. Rosie Won’t You Please Come Home (The Kinks)
  16. World Keeps Going ‘Round (The Kinks)
  17. Downbound Train (Bruce Springsteen)
  18. The Seeker (The Who)
  19. Something Stupid (Frank and Nancy Sinatra)
  20. Lust for Life (Iggy Pop)
  21. The Stroll (The Diamonds)
  22. Shakin’ All Over (Johnny Kidd and the Pirates)



19 Sat Oct


Daryl's House Club

26 Sat Oct


The Stone Pony

27 Sun Oct


Asbury Park Convention Hall

01 Fri Nov


The Center For Arts In Natick

02 Sat Nov


The Greenwich Odeum

15 Fri Nov


Jeanne Rimsky Theater

30 Sat Nov


Tarrytown Music Hall

 20 Fri Dec


River Club Music Hall

18 Sat Jan


Sony Hall

07 Sat Mar


Purchase the most recent album from The Smithereens entitled ‘Covers’ at amazon.com

Featured Guest, Sara Auster October 16, 2019

Broadcasting Date: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 01:00 pm

Guest, Sara Auster

Guest Name: 
Sara Auster
Sara Auster
Guest Occupation: 
Sound Therapist, Meditation Teacher, Corporate Mindfullness Consultant, Author & Composer
Guest Biography: 

Sara Auster is a New York City–based sound therapist and meditation teacher. Sara has travelled the world to facilitate immersive Sound Bath experiences using the transformative power of sound and deep listening. From the boardrooms of Google to the galleries of MoMA, from hotels to hospitals, grade schools to Madison Square Garden, her work has been a driving force in bringing Sound Baths to modern culture. Sara’s thoughtfully crafted experiences allow sound to be used as a tool to invite meditative states, support self-inquiry and cultivate deep relaxation. She is a thought leader on how to inspire meaningful connection through listening.

Sara Auster is changing the way the world is engaging with sound and the act of listening.  As a sound therapist, meditation teacher, and artist, she has been a driving force in bringing Sound Baths to contemporary culture.  Using a holistic approach to well-being with the transformative power of music and sound, her carefully crafted experiences allow sound to be used as a tool to access meditative states, support self-inquiry, cultivate deep relaxation, and inspire meaningful connection and change. 

At the age of twenty-three, Sara was working full-time as an artist and musician in her New York City studio when the floor collapsed leaving her back broken in 4 places and temporarily paralyzed. Her physicians at the time told Sara she would live a life of chronic pain, limited mobility, and prescription drugs. This diagnosis led Sara to embark on a journey of recovery from physical and emotional trauma. By way of this healing process, she created a uniquely approachable method based on over a decade of study in psychoacoustics, yoga and meditation, and a lifetime of experience in music and art. 

In 2014 Sara co-created the Mindful Music + Sound Series at Tibet House, and began to serve on their associate board. This experience inspired Sara to expand her sound offerings to more cultural institutions and public spaces eventually leading her to curate and facilitate unique, site specific sound bath experiences, for up to 10,000 people at a time, in iconic venues such as: The Museum of Modern Art, Madison Square Garden, Palais de Tokyo, Lincoln Center, One World Observatory, The Rubin Museum and SummerStage in Central Park.

Sara’s work in making meditation and Sound Baths accessible to all, has gained her recognition as a leading voice in the wellness movement. She has been invited to speak about mindfulness and sound for companies such as Google, Microsoft and American Express.  Her work has been featured in several global media outlets including: The New York Times, Time Magazine, Vice, Quartz and Billboard Magazine and was named a top meditation by Oprah Magazine in 2016. Sara has lead immersive workshops and certificate trainings at NYU, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, The New York Open Center, The Rubin Museum, and MNDFL.

Through Sound Baths, sound meditation, community events, education and corporate mindfulness training, Sara facilitates mindful and immersive experiences that allow participants access to improved focus, expansive creativity, and deep human connection through listening.  

Sound Bath

Featured Guest, Reed Maltbie October 16, 2019

Broadcasting Date: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 01:00 pm

Guest, Reed Maltbie

Guest Name: 
Reed Maltbie
Reed Maltbie
Guest Occupation: 
Speaker, Developer, Author- Providing coaches with the skills, tools & knowledge for #RaisingExcellence in Every Child
Guest Biography: 

Coach Reed is Founder of Raising Excellence, which trains coaches, educators, and sport leaders through digital learning, live training symposia, and custom-built education and certification systems. His clients range from grassroots to National Governing Bodies, and  he provides curriculum support, coach development resources, and assists with the deployment large scale education, certification, and training through videos, workshops, and mentor programs to thousands of coaches across North America.

 He is also the Co-Creator of Positive Discipline Tools for Coaches with Dr. Jane Nelsen, which are focused on empowering coaches to implement social emotional learning and behavioral collaboration methods in coaching, and he is Co-Founder of Coaches REALM, a coach-mentoring and development platform focused on helping coaches create and execute a long-term personal and professional development plan to holistically hone and refine their craft through a proprietary 1 on 1 mentoring and accountability process.

Since the release of his 2015 TEDx Talk “Echoes Beyond the Game”, he’s become a regular guest on radio shows, podcasts, and TV programs across the globe and a highly regarded public speaker known for his dynamic, insightful, and compelling presentations.

Founder Raising Excellence

Co-Creator, Positive Discipline Tools for Coaches

Coach Mentor, Join The Coaches REALM

Preview YouTube video Echoes beyond the game: the lasting power of a coach's words | Coach Reed | TEDxCincinnati

"I Develop Leaders Who Transform Lives - By equipping those who influence our children with the tools, skills, and knowledge necessary to leave a positive legacy, I help ensure we are #RaisingExcellence in Every Child. Every Day."

Coach Reed is Founder of Raising Excellence, a coaching development company that trains coaches, educators, and sport leaders by providing the tools, skills, and knowledge necessary for unlocking individual, everyday excellence in every child.

Coach Reed is also the co-creator of Positive Discipline Tools for Coaches with Dr. Jane Nelsen, and Co-founder Coaches REALM, a coach mentoring and development platform focused on helping coaches create and execute a long-term personal and professional development plan.

With 30 years of experience as an educator/coach and Masters’ degrees in both Sport Psychology and Early Childhood Education, Reed offers a wealth of practical and science-based experience to provide real solutions to the issues we face in youth sports today.

Since the release of his TEDx talk “Echoes Beyond the Game”, he has become a trusted educator and advisor to sports organizations worldwide. Reed’s unique gifts are creating passion and purpose in others and distilling complex theories into understandable and easily implementable practices.

I develop leaders who transform lives.

Coach Reed Maltbie logo

Featured Guest, Brian Fox October 20, 2019

Broadcasting Date: 
Sunday, October 20, 2019 02:00 pm

Guest, Brian Fox

Guest Name: 
Brian Fox
Brian Fox
Guest Occupation: 
Guest Biography: 

Brian Fox is a nationally-renowned artist specializing in painting athletes & celebrities. His forte and passion centers on sports and music but his ability and experience extend far beyond that scope. Brian has painted some of the biggest icons of our time, including the late Jackie Robinson, Keith Richards, Derek Jeter, Jim Morrison, Mark Wahlberg, Gene Simmons, Johnny Depp, Muhammad Ali, and Mixed Martial Arts Champion Georges St-Pierre, to name just a few. 

Over the course of Brians 20-year career, Brian has forged numerous relationships with athletes and organizations such as Curt Schilling, Josh Beckett, Ryan Howard, the Major League Baseball Players Association, the National Hockey League, Rachel Robinson and many more in order to raise substantial money for their favorite charitable organizations, including the ALS Association, Major League Baseball Players Trust, Josh Beckett Foundation, Ryan Howard Family Foundation, Providence College, Hockey Fights Cancer and the Jackie Robinson Foundation. 

Brian has been selected as the official commemorative artist for Major League Baseballs 2007, 2008 and 2009 All Star Games, as well as the official artist for the 2007 World Series, held in Boston. In 2009, he was hired to produce Original Artist Sketch Cards for TOPPS popular Series 1 Baseball Cards. Brian completed the sketches of forty (40) current and retired legendary baseball players, including Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Jonathan Papelbon, Josh Hamilton, and Ichiro Suzuki. Also in 2009 & 2010, Brian was commissioned by the NHL to produce original artwork for the 2010 & 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on January 1 where Brians artwork was featured on the cover of the limited edition game day program.

A highlight in Brian's career, in anticipation for the 2010 Olympics, and 30th Anniversary of the "Miracle on Ice", Brian collaborated with Olympic hero Jim Craig to create a collection of original artwork commemorating the 30 year anniversary of Miracle on Ice. The first release, a portrait of Craig draped in the American flag. Brian was also commissioned by a private collector to produce a one-of-a-kind collectors portrait commemorating the 30-year anniversary of Miracle on Ice. The portrait was signed by all members of the 1980 U.S. Hockey Team, including Craig.

Brians impeccable draftsmanship, attention to detail and uncanny ability to capture the look of his subjects keep his masters of art in high demand. Brian is prominently featured in numerous celebrity events and high-profile charity benefits, always promoting his altruism and passion for expressive, visual art. Brian Foxs artwork exhibits and sells throughout the United States.