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Preferred Company 11-29-22: Kathleen Nadeau

It’s Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Kathleen Nadeau, author of ‘Still Distracted After All These Years: Help and Support for Older Adults’. Kathleen shares possible signs and effects of adult ADHD. ADHD in adults is severely under-diagnosed and the name “attention deficit disorder” can be misleading. Most think ADHD’s main issue is causing difficulty in paying attention, but it really can impact almost every aspect of life. SO how is anxiety and depression is related to ADHD especially those in retirement, does aging affect ADHD and how to deal with this disorder.


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Preferred Company 11-23-22: Butterball Turkey Talk

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Susan Smith from Butterball. Susan discusses last minute questions to ease anxiety on where to begin preparing the turkey from soaking the turkey in a cold water bath to removing the giblets and roasting the turkey to perfection to avoid dryness. Plus, making the best gravy from the drippings and should you stuff the turkey or put in a casserole dish?


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Preferred Company 11-22-22: Butterball Turkey Talk

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Barbara from Butterball. For over 40 years, Butterball has been helping Americans answer questions leading up to the big preparation and even last minute issues on Thanksgiving Day. Barbara shares some tips like making a list of all the ingredients you’ll need in the kitchen and what to do if your turkey is still frozen, should you season the back of the turkey along with the best seasoning to use. Plus, a favorite tasty leftover recipe using stuffing and a waffle iron!


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Preferred Company 11-21-22: Butterball Turkey Talk

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today, Mary Alice Coffey from the Butterball turkey talk experts joins to discuss thaw tips just days before Thanksgiving. How important is a meat thermometer and other tools, why basting a turkey lengthens the cooking time, what to do with leftovers and how long can turkey be refrigerated. Plus, Mary Alice shares her favorite piece of the turkey.


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Preferred Company 11-17-22: Marina Shakour Haber

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Marina Shakour Haber, life coach and author of ‘Your GPS To Happiness’. Marina says before you know what you want, you need to find out who you are and what is it that gives you joy, pleasure and excitement. It is all about taking steps to change, taking action and accepting that no one is perfect. What is the first step to finding happiness, what about spiritually and its importance to feeling better and how the power of a positive mind makes a difference.


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Preferred Company 11-15-22: Andrew DeCoriolis

This is Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Andrew DeCoriolis, Executive Director of Farm Forward. Andrew advocates for safe, healthy and humane animal farming. He’s an expert in animal welfare standards and certifications and works with food companies, universities and cities to help improve the welfare of animals and increase the proportion of plant based food in the supply chains. He will discuss how we can tell where our food is coming from, what a recent survey revealed and the factors that might affect our Thanksgiving spread. Plus, his favorite vegetarian side dishes and desserts.


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Preferred Company 11-11-22: Phil Zimmerman

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Phil Zimmerman, Director of The Ocean County Veterans Service Bureau. The Ocean County Veterans Service Bureau’s mission is to advocate for veterans and their families to ensure they receive benefits they are entitled to, whether it’s health care benefits, compensation benefits, non-service connected pension and for surviving spouses. Did you know Ocean County have the largest number of veterans in the entire state of New Jersey? Phil explains that and why it’s not just about the veterans themselves but their families. Plus, are veterans more willing to come forward and ask for the help they need?


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Preferred Company 11-10-22: Michael Schaffer

This is Preferred Company with Joel and friends!  Today’s guest is Michael Schaffer, Department Chaplain of the Red Cross Food Warriors program at McGuire/Fort Dix for active duty families.  The mission of the food warriors is to ensure the military base never runs out of food and generating monetary donations to buy items the general public doesn’t donate.   Find out why food insecurity is a problem on the military base and why it’s such on a problem across the country.  Chaplain Schaffer explains how to make a donation to McGuire/Fort Dix.


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Preferred Company 11-8-22: Burt Weissbourd

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends!  Today’s guest is Burt Weissbourd, novelist, screenwriter and producer of feature films.  His novels include the thrillers ‘Danger In Plain Sight’, ‘The Corey Logan Trilogy’ and ‘In Velvet’. ‘Rough Justice’ is the sequel to ‘Danger In Plain Sight’ and was recently released in October.  You’ll hear why he was so captivated in the central characters and their group of friends to create villains and a half-Algerian 25 year old woman, how having a background in psychology helped him write thrillers and if the books were made into films, how he envisions the characters on the big screen.


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Preferred Company 11-4-22: Lynn Mararin Mara

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Lynn Macarin Mara.  Lynn helps others to find their own answers.  Today’s topic is modern day racism, the politicism hatred and human feelings which are processed differently through generations and why there’s always opportunity for change.


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Preferred Company 11-3-22: Dawn Rassmussen

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends!  Today’s guest is Dawn Rassmussen, Speaker, Author and Fraud Consultant.  There are a lot of scams out there and Dawn discusses a big one called ‘The Grandparent Scam’.  What is it and how do we avoid it?  Find out why asking one simple question to scammers on this topic will alleviate having your personal information exploited.  Plus, pfishing, e-mail and COVID 19 scams that are running strong with the elderly.  There are basic tips to cut down on being a victim of these scams.  Dawn will explain.


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Preferred Company 11-1-22: Debra Alkow

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends!  Today’s guest is Debra Alkow, founder of savethesafari.org.  The environment and animals are in trouble.  This is important because 25 percent of all animals and plants are endangered of going extinct in the near future.  Once gone, these plants and animals will never return.  Every day 200,000 acres of rainforest is stripped from the land.  This means the earth losses 78 million acres of rainforest that are being cut down every year.  Deb along with savethesafari.org send out fun art and craft projects that kids can do with parents and grandparents.  All projects are distributed by email, educational and are 3D.


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Preferred Company 10-27-22: Karen Simmons

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends!  Today’s guest is Karen Simmons, founder of The Autism Today Foundation, which provides resources for those diagnosed with autism and are on the spectrum.  She discusses the three goals of the foundation, strategies for people with autism, the challenges of autism and explains the term of neurodiversity.  Plus, why it’s important to learn from everyone through open communication and dialogue.


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Preferred Company 10-25-22: Michaela Canterbury

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends!  Today’s guest is Michaela Canterbury, Personal Injury Trial Attorney and author of ‘Sister Siren’, a non-fiction book about addiction.  She shares self-care tips, realistic mindsets and balance while a loved one is in active addiction and how to dig deep into the courage vault with confidence to step into love with an addict.  Michaela used her attorney experience to try to find the bad guy in addiction, she explains is there really such as a thing as rock bottom in addiction and why it’s important for the addict to find themselves.

 

 


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Preferred Company 10-20-22: William Lang

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends!  Today’s guest is William Lang, Public Relations Officer for Disabled American Veterans of New Jersey.   The purpose of Disabled American Veterans of New Jersey is to keeping promises to the veterans who served.  They provide information and support to veterans with disablities.  Whether you need assistance with VA claims or want insight on benefits that affects veterans in a healthy environment.  Find out why he thinks America falls short in its promises to veterans, how DAV gets the word out to others and ways to contact the organization and join as a volunteer.  For more, visit davnj.org.


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Preferred Company 10-18-22: Dr David Bernstein

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends!  Today’s guest is Dr. David Bernstein, board certified physician in both internal medicine and geriatrics.  Dr. Bernstein’s keen interest in the safety of his patients prompted him to write ‘The Power of 5: The Ultimate Formula For Longevity & Remaining Youthful’.  He explores a formula to diminish the kinds of diseases in many of today’s adults face.  What are the 5 S’s to take control of lasting youthfulness, how does he think our general state of health is in the United States and why isolation plays a key role in a shorter life.

 


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Preferred Company 10-13-22: Larry Rifkin

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Larry Rifkin, Broadcaster, long time programming chief for Connecticut Public Television and author of ‘No Dead Air’. His book reflects on an improbable career that spawned two groundbreaking hits ‘Barney & Friends’ and ‘UConn Women’s Basketball’. Each of these properties provided for changes in the industry. The first led to pre-school programming on television and the success of women’s sports on the small screen. Larry shares his story and unique insights into the PBS system and touches upon his pitch for ‘Barney & Friends’ to public television. He hopes to inspire others in broadcasting and other pursuits to recognize there is more than one path to a goal.


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Preferred Company 10-11-22: Rachel Weston

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Rachel Weston, co-President of the Shrewsbury Garden Club. The Shrewsbury Garden Club maintain 7 public gardens around Shrewsbury. Rachel discusses ways to get your garden settled in for the fall and upcoming winter, why you should use a lawnmower on your leaves to create a natural compose for your lawn and tips like not clipping back your perennials to support wildlife and what to do with pansies and mums after the season. Plus, the great special events happening at the Shrewsbury Garden Club.


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Preferred Company 10-7-22: Lynn Macarin Mara

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Lynn Macarin Mara. Lynn helps others to find their own answers and why most answers are within us. Lynn discusses seasonal affective disorder (more commonly known as SAD) which affects many people during the change of seasons especially in winter and why vitamin D and cognitive therapy are very important in helping to treat the disorder. Plus, she says that zoom meetings and phone calls are a good way of fighting isolation by surrounding yourself in a social circle.


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Preferred Company 10-6-22: Jim Meskimen

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Jim Meskimen, actor and son of American TV mom Marion Ross from Happy Days. Portraying historic or recognizable characters and currently playing Senator Edward Gurney in ‘GASLIT’ and just announced, portraying Phil Donahue in ‘Welcome to Chippendales’. Jim also does great impressions from Sir Patrick Stewart and President GW Bush to Morgan Freeman as well as Colonel Sanders in the popular KFC commercials.


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Preferred Company 10-11-22: Jenna Evans Welch

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Jenna Evans Welch, best selling author of ‘Love & Gelato’ which is now a netflix movie. Her new book ‘Spells for Lost Things’ is a poignant and romantic novel about two teens trying to find their place in the world after being unceremoniously dragged to Salem Massachusetts. Find out what the process was like for him having her book adapted for film, how does she focus on the young adult audience and what she particularly enjoys about writing for teens, advice for her readers about navigating that first big romance and the challenges of getting young readers back into paperback from digital.


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Preferred Company 9-29-22: Amy Sarig King

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Amy Sarig King, author of ‘The Devil’s Arithmetic: Attack Of The Black Rectangles’. This book is about the censoring in schools by redacting history instead of giving others the freedom to read and learn from mistakes made in the past. Find out what compelled her to turn her personal experience with censorship, why it’s important for young people to be exposed to various points of view as opposed to the increase in book banning and restricted access to the so called “controversial books” and if she believes any books should be banned.


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Preferred Company 9-27-22: Steven Mitchell Sack

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Steven Mitchell Sack, author of ‘Fired’. Over his 40 years, Steven has been defending people who have been exploited in the workplace. His mission is to protect employee rights and is an advocate for those who have been unfairly treated and discriminated against in their jobs. So what happens when you are fired? What do you do and what should ask from your employer? Steven says you should first start with your positive contributions to the company and improve your offer with severance.


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Preferred Company 9-22-22: Chris Hammer

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Chris Hammer. Chris is a tutor for the SATs and other test prep. So why tutoring and why is in person schooling better than online? You’ll find out how tutoring is tailored to be one-to-one to the student’s needs. It’s efficient and effective. Plus, Chris explains how he focuses on not just testing, but admission and essays for college entry. He says to take advantage of the resources available online.


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Preferred Company 9-20-22: Vicki Le Mere

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Vicki Le Mere, author of ‘Saving Face’. In her book, she shares her many secrets to a lifelong journey of struggles and triumphs and the keys to finding true happiness, peace and beauty. Vicki believes all women can look and feel great without the use of plastic surgery. She also discusses how she turned around abuse in her life and went from victim to victor, what she learned as a professional model and how a great grandmother can look good following her secrets to happiness and beauty.


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