Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Books of the Week - at the Napa Library!

Reminder:  The library is closed Friday through Sunday this week!

Eat This, Not That by David Zinozenko

The Busy Family's Guide to Money by Nolo Press

Look Better Naked by Michele Promarlayko

Switch by Chip and Dan Heath

Tomorrow on the show:  Our Psychic Friend, Marlene Caldes - Stephen Campbell, Making Your Mind Your Mentor and your Adoptable Pet of the Week!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Tuesday - Dr. Mary Lamia

Clinical Psychologist, Psychoanalyst and author, Mary Lamia, shared information about how our emotions tie in with our bad habits.  For more information on her books and articles, check out her website:

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Wednesday - Health Bits and Books of the Week

On Health Bits today:

New Measures workshop starting in January

Special offer for Synergy memberships

(877) 783-QUEENLINE


John Thill - Napa Library - Books of the Week

Blackwater by Kerstin Ekman

Draining Lake by Arnaldur Indridason

The Redbreast by Jo Nesbo

Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg

Tomorrow - Kellie in the Morning "light" - music from DJ Rotten Robbie

Friday and Saturday - Christmas music on 99.3 THE VINE!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Thursday - Steven Campbell - Winners Circle info, SEASON OF JOYFUL GIVING - Teacher Resource Center

Steven Campbell, author of Making Your Mind Magnificent, told us about his new workshops, Winners' Circle - free!  For more info on the workshop and his book:

Kathleen and Heather from The Teachers' Resource Center of the North Bay told us about another opportunity to give joyfully - as a volunteer in the center or as a donor of funds or classroom supplies.  For more info:

And they're also on Facebook!

Tomorrow on the show - FRIDAY!!!  Retro Radio, Guilty Pleasures, Astrology with Anne, Ira's Sports Update and the Friday Request Hour.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

SEASON OF JOYFUL GIVING - Wednesday - Foster children

SEASON OF JOYFUL GIVING, opportunities for those who want to make a difference in our community - today was about foster children:

To learn more about becoming a foster parent or for info on the Napa County Foster Parent Association contact Doris Gentry:

Founded and directed by Peggy Smith, a local foster parent, Expressions of Hope creates care packages for new children entering a foster home by filling diaper bags for infants and backpacks for toddlers, elementary aged children, and teens with items that will bring a sense of familiarity during an uncertain time.

For a list of items requested and to make a donation go to the website:

VOICES is an organization that assists foster teens who are "aging out" of the system with transitioning into life on their own - supporting them with resources and money to help with college, housing and skills for living as an adult.

To become a volunteer, make a donation and/or to assist them with their new building (many tasks needed - painting, renovations, etc.) please contact Amber McCurdy at VOICES - 707.251.9432 or go to the website:

CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocates - are volunteers who are assigned to a child, providing continuity, support and communication with that child's teachers, medical providers, foster parents and others in their life.  The child's CASA volunteer is their advocate!  More volunteers are needed in order to serve every child on the list.  To learn more about being a volunteer contact Julie DiVerde 707.257.2272 (257.CASA)

Jeannie Morris with the Napa County Office of Education explained how her department supports foster children with making sure they get what they need for their education.  One of the ways is by providing volunteer tutor/mentors to the kids.  If you would like more information on being a tutor/mentor, please contact Jeannie at 707.253.6954

John Thill's Great Books of the Week from the Napa Library:

Baby We Were Meant For Each Other by Scott Simon

Secrets to your Successful Domestic Adoption by Jennifer Joyce Pedley

Questions Adoptees are Asking by Sherrie Eldridge

Young Adult:  Three Black Swans by Caroline B. Cooney

Tomorrow on the show:

7:15 am  Our Psychic Friend, Marlene Caldes
8:15 am  Steven Campbell - Making Your Mind Your Mentor
8:40 am  Adoptable Pet of the Week

SEASON OF JOYFUL GIVING Guest - 7:45 am Cathryn Montgomery with the Teacher Resource Center

Remember, if you don't have a radio or are not in the area, you can stream us anywhere in the world at:

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Monday and Tuesday

Musical Monday Band was WORD - Jakey Lee and Taylor Hight.  They are on all the social networks so you can search for "The Band Word" on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter - and I'll let you know when their new album drops. 


Support for Napa Valley Can Do's 10-10-10 program to help the Napa Food Bank - Email Lisa for food drop-off locations ( or mail a check payable to Napa Food Bank with 10-10-10 in the memo to:  Napa Valley Can Do PO Box 855  Napa  CA  94559

Smart Money - Kelly Crane with Napa Valley Wealth Management -

Tomorrow on the show:  It's all about foster kids and the organizations in our community who support them.  Learn what you can do to help - hear the story of a foster child - find out what's happening

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wednesday Dec 1

Lunafest Film Festival at the Cameo is tomorrow (Thurs) at 5:30 pm.  See ten short films by and about women while raising money for several local nonprofits.

A.T. Lynne is the author of "21 Games for the Mind That Won't Shut the @#$% Up!" - easy to read, fun to do and anything that makes my mind calmer and happier is just fine with me!  :)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wednesday show

Susan Shapiro Barash, author of "You're Grounded Forever...But First Let's Go Shopping" talked about the challenges mothers face with their daughters.  Check out her website:


There's a new toy store in town - The Napa Valley Toy Store on First St. in Napa!  You heard Renee telling us about all the wonderful services and specialty toys they wrapping, special orders, delivery and more.  Thursdays in December she will give 15% of all sales to Browns Valley Elementary School.  And if your little guy or gal has lost a tooth, bring them in for a free tooth eraser!


8 Week personalized holiday program being offered at Exertec!  No membership needed, you get a personal trainer with a program specific to your needs and full use the club.  Go to Exertec to learn more, or check them out:


John's Books of the Week:

Giving Thanks - Plymoth Plantation

The Ghost at the Table by Suzanne Berne

American Wasteland by Johnathan Bloon

Family Vegetarian Cooking by Good Housekeeping

I'm out on vacation - listen for Bob St. Laurent and C.J. to cover the show.  And I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thursday - Our Psychic Friend, Marlene and author David Reiser

Our Psychic Friend, Marlene Caldes, gave my listeners a really nice gift for December!  Did you miss it?  Tune in Thursdays at 7:15 to 7:45 am.

Contact Marlene:  888.922.7070


Author of "Letters From Home", David Reiser, gave a great interview this morning.  To get the book and learn more about events: