Woman of the Week

 

Chef Deb from Boardwalk Cupcakes

She's making some very special cupcakes for the upcoming AC Food and Wine Festival and YOU will want to try them...tune in to learn more...tix at ACFoodandWine.com. Read more...

Marie Blistan, VP, NJEA

The mission of the New Jersey Education Association is to advance and protect the rights, benefits, and interests of members, and promote a quality system of public education for all students. And yes, they work through the Summer months! Read more...

Liz Scott, Alex's Mom, Founder Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

Interviewing Alex's Mom, Liz Scott ranks up there with one of the true honors of my 23-year (and counting) radio career. An extraordinary woman who understands a whole lot about turning lemons into lemonade - 10 years after losing her daughter, her passion for this cause shows no signs of stopping! The goal - "fighting childhood cancer, one cup at a time." Read more...

Kathy Burrows, PR Hershey

Summer means fun and a little bit of indulgence, right? Get out and enjoy all the great adventure parks in our area, and make a stop at Hershey Park. It's not just about chocolate folks...there's lots going on at Hershey...i.e. Art in the Garden, a Butterfly House, the Hershey Foundation (helping kids get a great education) and YES, that amazing hotel and spa...something for everyone as my guest Kathy Burrows explains. Read more...

Donna M Angotti, MD, FACS - Doylestown Hospital

Meet the newest addition to Doylestown Hospital Staff - Dr. Donna M. Angotti, who's joined the Department of Surgery/Breast Surgery. She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer and the care of high-risk patients. If you listen you'll get a greater understanding of just how much she brings to the table...very cool person. And this just in, the most recent data available from the National Cancer Data Base indicates that Doylestown Hospital finds breast cancer at earlier stages than other centers in PA. As you know, early detection of breast cancer improves the chances that breast cancer can be diagnosed at an early stage and treated successfully! Read more...

Kristin Arniotis with Marilyn Russell

With inspiration and input from their autistic son Billy, Kristin and her husband put together "I have Autism and That's Okay!" Tune in to hear how Billy changed their lives and how people are responding to the project...Kristin's passion to spread awareness for treating autism is undeniable, you'll admire her - listen! Read more...

Diner En Blanc

Why are all these people dressed in white? Listen to my conversation with Natanya DiBono, co-creator of Philadelphia's "Diner En Blanc" and save the date for this year's - Thursday, August 21st...location, as always, to be determined! Read more...

WaWa Welcome America with Desiree Peterkin-Bell

Desiree is a City Representative and Mayor Nutter's Director of Communications, so who better to explain in detail everything YOU need to know about the upcoming "Welcome America" festival!

Tune in to hear why (and you may already know this)...there is NO better place to celebrate our independence than Philadelphia!

With Love, Marilyn :-)

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Patricia Gainey, Regional Director of AFSP

On Saturday June 28th, Philadelphia is hosting the AFSP "Out of the Darkness" overnight walk to raise funds for Life-Saving Suicide Research and prevention programs. Please listen to my conversation with the joyful and passionale Patricia Gainey, whose work as Regional Director here keeps her busy, but hopeful, very hopeful. Our conversation sparked memories of my own experience with a friend and moved me to tears. The Overnight Walk begins with a very inspiration opening ceremony as the sun sets over the Art Museum in the City of Brotherly Love.

Details at afsp.org, but if you listen you'll really feel the passion behind the work happening here and nationally; i.e. organizing local fundraising efforts and events, leading government advocacy efforts, providing resources for survivors of suicide loss and turning the tide on suicide statistics which are way too high!

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Kate Ryan Magee from "Believe & Achieve"

The Believe and Achieve Foundation was established to help our local children living in poverty conditions, and provides access to basic needs for at-risk youth in the Greater Philadelphia Area. The foundation directly supports programs that provide free after-school care, tutoring and mentoring, as well as weekly nutritional assistance to families in need. Providing these children the opportunity to believe in themselves and achieve their dreams gives them the greatest chance of success. Fred Gunther, President and CEO of Grand Sport Auto Body founded the Foundation in 2010. Grand Sport Auto Body is the presenting sponsor of the Foundation and supports all operational costs, so every dollar donated is a dollar used to support our programs.

Tune in to hear my conversation with chairperson Kate Ryan Magee to learn more about the organization and upcoming fundraisers! ~ Marilyn

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Upcoming Concerts

BEN-efits Club

Take advantage of all of the BEN-efits our club has to offer including ticket pre-sales, access to great prizes, and much more.Below is ust a few things you can win!

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