Nicole starts the show with a look at the day's news. Since it's the day before Thanksgiving, we'll talk about gratitude. November is also National Adoption Month and Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Not only have I beaten lung cancer (so far, so good), but I'm also a mom through adoption. You can read my adoption journal here. Our guest today is Robert Lamarche, executive director of ACF Adoptions here in South Florida. He's happy to answer any of your adoption questions at 954-653-2474. Happy Thanksgiving!
(L-R) Graham Nash, Nicole Sandler, Bob Coburn I hadn't planned on today's show going as it did. My guest fell through at the last minute, so I was just going to take calls. But as we're at holiday time, people are already going away, shopping and generally not as plugged in to radio as they might be at other times of the year, so I didn't want to rely on only calls. Just before showtime, my friend and respected journalist Gaius Publius sent an email blast with his latest [...]
I've found my oncologist! Yesterday, we met with Dr. Raja Mudad, who treats patients with lung cancer at Sylvester Cancer Center at UM. He was present at the tumor board conference where my surgeon, Dr. Dao Nguyen presented my case Thursday afternoon. After all of this, the one thing we still know for sure is that my case is unusual and somewhat confusing. That it's confusing to me is an understatement. It caused the other oncologist we met with, a very highly respected and credible doctor, to contradict himself when David and I saw him last week, making me uncomfortable about putting my [...]
I had my first consultation with the oncologist yesterday. The entire experience was a bit surreal. Although I'm impressed with the cancer center at Holy Cross Hospital in Ft. Lauderdale, I was immediately put off by the women who greeted me at the reception desk. From the one young woman who, in her very chipper voice with a big smile on her face asked, "How are you doing today?" to the other one who, without bothering to check, said "You have a $40 co-pay today," I was ready to turn and run out of there. Instead, I told anyone [...]
I've had sleep issues for a long time. In 1997, I was living in San Diego, co-hosting the 91X "Brand X" Morning Show with my friend Chris Cantore, when he noticed that I was more tired and irritable than usual. I explained that I had this weird sensation in my legs that not only kept me awake each night, but prevented me from even lying down! I described the sensation as feeling like thousands of ants were crawling around inside my legs, not allowing me a moment's rest. When I did sit or lie still, the "ants" would start crawling, [...]
It's finally Friday, after a long, exhausting week. Not only were our nation's most troubled people on display for the whole world to ogle, the lead sociopath could very well be elected President of the United States. Opposite world, indeed. The Republican convention finally ended last night, and next week it's on to Philly. We'll be checking in with our Bernie delegates on the ground to give us the scoop on what goes on inside the arena. In the first hour of today's show, I ran through some of the more surreal moments from the GOP confab, with an [...]