Liz Saint John interviews three guests every Sunday morning covering a variety of issues and topics. She talks with representatives from Bay Area non-profit organizations, documentary filmmakers, authors, and professors.
1. Anna Oleson-Wheeler, spokesperson for Special Olympics Northern California, talks about the history of the organization, the clients they serve, volunteer opportunities, and their biggest fundraiser, the Polar Plunge and 5K Fun Run & Walk on February 22nd in San Francisco.
2. Dr. Robert Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist at UCSF and author of Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease teams up with Cindy Gershen, chef-owner of the Sunrise Bistro in Walnut Creek, to write The Fat Chance Cookbook: More Than 100 Recipes Ready in Under 30 Minutes to Help You Lose the Sugar and the Weight. They explain how whole foods, not sugar and processed foods, keep the body healthy and help you maintain a proper weight.
3. Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, the co-founders of MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Age, talk about their new book The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies. They study the business of the rapidly accelerating tech industry. Some people are profiting, many are not in the game because of lack of training and education. They offer some solutions to help hang on to what’s left of the middle class and to help more people move into the middle class.