Fairfax Channel 36 11/05/2019 Drive time

Allan Topol, discusses his newest novel The Washington Operator. Mr. Topol is the national bestselling author of fifteen novels of international intrigue. His novels have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese and Hebrew. He is a graduate of Carnegie Institute of Technology, who majored in chemistry, abandoned science, and obtained a law degree from Yale University.  A partner in a major Washington Law firm, and an avid wine collector, he has travel extensively, researching dramatic locations for his novels.



The Washington landscape is littered with the carcasses of Washington Operators and lobbyists, who often end up in jail. But none is as venal and greedy as George Corbin, the villain in The Washington Operator, a fast-moving political thriller. Corbin works with China to implement a plot to take over Middle Eastern oil, utilizing Iran as a puppet. While investigating the murder of a university student, Kelly Cameron, a rising star in the FBI, learns of this plot.

Kelly gains assistance from Ester, a Mossad agent who has a long-time love affair with a high ranking Iranian official. Together, they launch a daring plan to thwart the Chinese and to bring down the powerful, corrupt, and immoral Washington operator, Corbin. For more information on Mr. Topol books go to http://www.allantopol.com/ or go to amazon.com to order The Washington Operator.


Our last guest is Lee Abbamonte will provide advice on how to get the most out of Fall Dining, travel and Sporting Events. Lee is a Travel Expert, Writer & Youngest Person to Visit Every Country in the World and the North and South Pole. Fall brings kickoffs, tailgates and fun food festivities. With many people traveling to see their team or sample their favorite festival foods, it’s important to have a financial strategy to keep costs down. While most people recognize the importance of earning and redeeming credit card rewards, many do not utilize their points effectively. For more information go to Leeabbamonte.com

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Our first guest is Gabriella van Rij’s  has a fascinating life,  her story of her adoption should have been a rags-to-riches fairy tale—instead, it turned into a headlong journey through racism and isolation and sparked a search for belonging that continued throughout the first half of her life. With a brave and honest voice, Gabriella writes as she speaks, touching on the social issues that plague our society and providing practical solutions for those who are facing discrimination or who feel isolated due to their circumstances. With a stark, honest tone, and the same signature humor she brings to the stage, Gabriella inspires readers to shatter their worlds with kindness. #DareToBeKind .For more information go to https://www.gabriella.global



Roger Dow, The President and CEO of The U.S. Travel Association in Washington D.C. Recently we’ve seen America’s share of global travel decline, causing lost revenue and jobs. Without ‘Brand USA,’ the public-private partnership that has served as the nation’s destination marketing arm, this decline would have been much worse. But now the future of the program is at risk. Joining us to discuss the importance of Brand USA, how it brings international tourism to America creating revenue and jobs, and what needs to happen to save the program. For more Information go to the website at : thebrandusa.com



Our last guest today is Karl Gouverneur, Vice President of Digital Workplace, Corporate Solutions, and Head of Digital Innovation at Northwestern Mutual, will discuss the cross-industry partnership, the Coalition’s vision and the ways in which it will engage the business community, education institutions, organizations and individuals who share the same goal of advancing tech and innovation in the region. For more information please visit: MKETech.org

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WCVX 1160 AM 8/10/2019 10:00AM & 7:00PM

Cathy Parker, author of Northern Lights: One Woman, Two Teams, and the Football Field That Changed Their LivesShe will discuss her book an inspiring story and beautiful reminder of how we’re sometimes called to the most unlikely of causes—and how, when we believe in something bigger than ourselves, we can change our own lives and the lives of others for the better.


Cathy Parker had no idea her life was about to change until ESPN feature about a football team from the Arctic Circle lit a fire in her soul that she couldn’t ignore. A stirring within her to help the Barrow Whalers football team in a struggling community in Barrow, Alaska, almost 4,000 miles away from her home in Jacksonville, Florida, started a nationwide movement that raised over half a million dollars to build an artificial-turf stadium for a team that needed it. Overcoming obstacle after obstacle, what started out as a call within Cathy became so much bigger and brought two football teams together in surprising (and sometimes hilarious) ways. Her book and the story that will soon be a major motion picture from director Andy Tennant (Sweet Home Alabama, Hitch, Ever After).

Cathy Parker and her husband, Carl, have raised four children, all at the ballfields. Cathy has experienced the extreme highs and lows of raising athletes and can relate to the toll athletics can have on the family. She founded the not-for-profits to help athletes and their families deal with the realities of sports and use their influence for good. Her not-for-profits are Athletes To Champions and Beyond the Ballfield. 

For More information go to the website at https://www.thomasnelson.com/p/northern-lights

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