Being a host/producer for Huffington Post’s new internet streaming channel Huff Post Live is so rewarding – I get to give voices to individuals who frequently aren’t heard, on subjects often ignored by mainstream media outlets. We aren’t doing interviews – we are having conversations that matter, or are fun, or both! Here is a sampling of some of my segments – while we hosts don’t have our own ‘shows’ per se, you can find me at live.huffingtonpost.com a few times daily live from 10am-10pm EST Monday-Friday, and in reruns and on demand videos any other time.
Can You Afford That? (9/27/12)
Many people would rather struggle with a large credit-card bill than say “I can’t afford it.” Are we caving to peer pressure or refusing to face our financial limits?
How to Buy a Daughter (9/18/12)
Gender selection procedures make up a $100 million/year industry. But are women embracing a new reproductive freedom or paying for risky, high-tech eugenics?
Costly Schools Worth It? (9/14/12)
In today’s weak economy, parents are doing what they can to prepare their children for the real world. Is spending money on private education really the answer?
Couture Feminism? (9/13/12)
It’s Fashion Week! Ladies are strapping on their most expensive (and uncomfortable) stilettos – but are these style mavens taking steps back in the feminist movement?
Getting Out of the Rug Rat Race! (9/11/12)
Stuffing lots of info into a child’s brain doesn’t affect life success as much as well-developed character. How can we shift school and parent mindsets to reflect that?
The Weight of Motherhood (9/7/12)
Celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson made news by criticizing new mothers who “let their bodies go”. But does she have a point? When is having a baby no longer an excuse?
Babies On Planes! (9/10/12)
The skies aren’t always friendly with screaming kids. Should parents be expected to placate fellow passengers? Or do airlines need to make a special kid-friendly spot?