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89. LORRETA SWIT aka Major Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan –Actress, Artist & Animal Activist

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Loretta Swit
Loretta Swit

Loretta Swit is best known for her role as Major Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan on M*A*S*H, the incredibly popular TV series that ran for 11 seasons and is still in syndication more than 45 years later. Loretta is an award-winning actress, having won two EMMY’s and recently was honored with the Icon Award at the Annual Oscars party. She’s also an amazing artist and founder of the SwitHeart Animal Alliance, a non-profit organization working to prevent animal cruelty and end animal suffering.

In this phone interview, Loretta joins us to discuss her incredible acting career (including M*A*S*H), her recent ICON award at the Oscars this year, as well as her new book, “SWITHEART: The Watercolour Artistry & Animal Activism of Loretta Swit”.

For more information on Loretta, visit https://www.switheart.org/

 

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88. DR THOMAS ZURBUCHEN: Associate Administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate

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Dr Thomas Zurbuchen
Portrait of Thomas Zurbuchen taken on Monday, October 17, 2016 at NASA Headquarters in Washington. Photo Credit: (NASA/Aubrey Gemignani)

In this interview we go onsite at NASA headquarters in Washington, D.C. for an in-depth conversation with Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen, the Associate Administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD). Thomas is an award-winning astrophysicist, with honors including receiving the National Science and Technology Council Presidential Early Career for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) Award in 2004 and three NASA Group Achievement awards.

Since day one at NASA’s Headquarters in Washington, DC, Zurbuchen has focused on inspiring learners of all ages and fostering an inclusive team of science leaders. Encouraging people to dive deeper and earn the future by striving for excellence today are key factors to the integrated approach he has adopted. Zurbuchen has created an environment where teams work together to achieve ambitious goals, excel well beyond the intended result and have the resources and support to achieve things they never thought were possible.

During his career, Zurbuchen has authored or coauthored more than 200 articles in refereed journals in solar and heliospheric phenomena. He has also been involved with several NASA science missions involving Mercury, the Sun and more. His experience here has driven his passion of cultivating leaders and highlighting talent throughout the agency. He has also been an advocate of sharing NASA’s messages on social media and can be found on Twitter at the handle @Dr_ThomasZ.

For more information, visit https://science.nasa.gov

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37. A Journey with John Schneider – AKA “Bo Duke”: Musician, Actor, Filmmaker

John Schneider

John Schneider, who made his television debut in 1978 as Bo Duke on The Dukes of Hazzard then went on to many other shows including Smallville, Touched by an Angel, JAG and Walker, Texas Ranger, speaks with us in this episode about not only “Bo Duke”, but also his incredibly successful music career. We also speak with John about his role in the upcoming movie “The Favorite”, and his 52-song project titled “Odyssey”, where he’s releasing one song each week. We feature & discuss his new music in this episode including “Trophy”, “Can I Buy You A Beer” (dedicated to veterans and first responders) and “Fish”.

For more information about John's music, filmmaking and acting career, or to preorder his music from the Odyssey, visit JohnSchneiderStudios.com.

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27. Homer Hickam – Rocket Boys, T-Rex and Albert the Alligator

Homer Hickam is the bestselling and award-winning author of many books, including the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir, Rocket Boys, which was adapted into the popular October Sky movie. But Homer’s much more than a rocket boy, as he describes in this interesting podcast. He’s been a writer since grade school, a Vietnam veteran, a former coal miner, a scuba instructor, an avid amateur paleontologist, and a retired engineer.

For more information about Homer, visit his website at HomerHickam.com. His latest book, Carrying Albert Home: The Somewhat True Story of a Man, His Wife, and Her Alligator is available at your favorite retailer or the link below:

           

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19. NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly: How The Right Stuff led him to a Year in Space

Captain Scott Kelly, a retired NASA astronaut, is a veteran of four space flights. He commanded three expeditions to the International Space Station and he spent 520 days living in space, including 340 consecutive days, the single longest space mission of an American Astronaut. He's recently released his memoir entitled “Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery.” In this episode Scott discusses  his amazing experience and his inspiration for achieving goals that are quite literally out of this world.

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To learn more about Scott's book Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery, and his incredible experiences visit his website at www.scottkelly.com.

18. NASA Astronaut Dr. Story Musgrave: Success starts with Curiosity

Dr. Story Musgrave is an American physician and a retired NASA astronaut. He has seven graduate degrees in math, computers, chemistry, medicine, physiology, literature, and psychology. Story was a part-time trauma surgeon during his 30-year astronaut career. He flew on six space flights, performing the first shuttle space walk on Challenger's first flight, was a pilot on an astronomy mission, conducted two classified Department of Defense missions, was the lead space walker on the Hubble telescope repair, and on his last flight, he operated an electronic chip manufacturing satellite on Columbia.

Story was the only astronaut to fly on all five space shuttles: Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis, Endeavour and Columbia.

Story offers several of his books, as well as his DVDs and CDs on his website, including his book, “Story, The Way of Water”. He also shares his incredible photography from a T-38, as well as Australia from space. To learn more, visit his website at StoryMusgrave.com.

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17. Active Shooter Response in the Workplace featuring Former Navy SEAL Jesse Barnett

As a Navy Seal, Jesse was part of the first unit deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11. He's learned combat tactics in South American jungles, mountainous European terrains, and Middle Eastern deserts. After his retirement as a Navy Seal, Jesse went on to serve as a diplomatic security contractor in Iraq and Afghanistan until 2014.

Nowadays, he trains businesses, schools, and churches on how to respond to an active shooter crisis. His company, Poseidon Experience, also offers firearms training using simulation technology, allowing individuals to focus on safety and accuracy. In this episode Jesse discusses how businesses and employees can prepare themselves in the event of an active shooter in the workplace.

To learn more about Jesse's services, you can visit his company's website at http://www.poseidonexperience.com

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