(1) John J. Higgins & Barb Adams, Week in Review
Join Barb and John as they discuss the top news stories from this past week including all the latest developments on the Russia probe.
(2) Kate Moore
Joining the show during the second hour is a Sunday Times bestselling author, book editor, and ghostwriter, Kate Moore. Kate will be discussing her book, The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women.
The Curies’ newly discovered element of radium made gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty and the wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shined bright in the otherwise dark years of WWI.
Hundreds of young women painted watch faces amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories, covering their bodies from head to toe, lighting up the night like industrious fireflies. With such coveted jobs, these “shining girls” are the luckiest ones alive–until they begin to fall mysteriously ill.
Kate Moore details the incredible true story of the women who fought America’s undark danger. As the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, the brave shining girls find themselves embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America’s early 20th century and a groundbreaking battle for workers’ rights that will echo for centuries to come.
Kate Moore is a Sunday Times bestselling author with more than a decade’s experience writing and ghostwriting across varying genres, including memoir, biography, and history. In 2015, she directed a critically acclaimed play about the Radium Girls called These Shining Lives. Kate lives in the UK.
For more information, visit http://Kate-Moore.com.
(3) Erik Weihenmayer
Joining the show during the third hour is author, motivational speaker, and the only blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest, Erik Weihenmayer. Erik will be discussing his latest book, No Barriers: A Blind Man’s Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon, which chronicles his latest feat, solo kayaking all 277 miles of the Grand Canyon.
Erik Weihenmayer is perhaps best known as the only blind person to reach the summit of Mt. Everest as well as the only blind man to climb the Seven Summits. But Everest and the Seven Summits weren’t quite enough for Erik.
Erik will be discussing his latest feat, solo kayaking all 277 miles of the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. His story is a moving one…chronicling his journey since descending Mount Everest, from leading expeditions around the world with blind Tibetan teenagers to helping injured soldiers climb their way home from war; from adopting a son from Nepal to facing the most terrifying reach of his life–solo kayaking the thunderous whitewater of the Grand Canyon.
No Barriers also tells the stories of other trailblazers who, despite trauma, hardship, and loss, have broken through barriers of their own.
Listen in as Erik discusses his incredible adventure story and find a way to achieve more than you ever thought possible!
On May 25, 2001, Erik Weihenmayer became the only blind person to reach the summit of Mt. Everest. In 2008, he climbed Carstensz Pyramid on the Island of Papua New guinea, completing the Seven Summits, the highest point on every continent. This accomplishment closed the circuit on a 13-year journey that had begun with his 1995 ascent of Denali. The world took notice. Shortly after his summit of Everest, he was honored with a Time Magazine cover story detailing his conquest of the world’s highest peak. Since then, he’s authored multiple books, including his memoir, Touch the Top of the World.
Erik’s triumphs over some of the world’s most formidable mountains were fueling a growing aspiration to take the lessons he learned in the mountains to help others shatter barriers in their lives. To advance this idea, Erik co-founded a movement called No Barriers. The mission is to help people with challenges face their barriers head on and embrace a pioneering and innovative spirit. The motto is “What’s within you is stronger than what’s in your way.” Erik definitely lives this motto!
For more information, visit http://www.touchthetop.com.
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