It’s Tax Season…Again…

It’s the beginning of February!  Have you started working on your taxes yet?  I think I have, but you’d have to ask my significant other to be sure!  Every year changes to the tax codes spell confusion for many of us.  Last year, I spoke to my friend, Tax Manager Gail Childress from Flood, Bumstead, Mcready & McCarthy.  She was so helpful, I thought I’d bring her back in to give everyone some updates.  And, lo and behold, there are many new things to know this year.  Listen to Gail and then get yourself organized and ready for that deadline!  

I love to talk to people who are bold risk-takers, entrepreneurs, creative thinkers.  Two friends of mine are embarking on a great venture that is unique yet something we all wish we had: a wife!  I wish I’d thought of it!  Debra Fish and Terri Bond have started WifeWorks, a business that offers all the services of a really organized, cheerful, guilt-free wife!  I could sure use one of those.  I talked to Debra and Terri to learn more about their services and they’re making it all work while managing a family of their own.  

For families and caregivers of folks with Alzheimer’s or children with Autism, there is so much to do.  One of the biggest challenges is when an elderly spouse wanders away from home, or when a youngster dashes away from parents at the park.  It’s frightening for everyone, and can sometimes lead to a dangerous situation.  There are lots of products on the market to help, but only one that offers a monitoring service.  Emfinders has created a small, comfortable wristband that will help you find your loved one in no time.  I interviewed Patrice MacAree, CEO of Emfinders to get the scoop!  Check him out and if you need more info, you can contact Emfinders.  

Well, that’s about it for this week!  Coming up this Sunday, I’ll be talking to Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain about the group’s upcoming concert benefiting Franklin Road Academy!  

A Local Hero

Hey everyone!  Hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving!  I spent mine in Disney World with my husband and son. It was magical as always, if a little quiet without our two traveling older kids.  But we did adult-style with fine dining, massages and spa time.  Of course, we did connect with our inner children with fireworks, junk food, pin collecting and funny hats. 

This past week I had the honor of speaking to someone who is a familiar voice in Nashville.  In fact, the interview was so good I devoted the entire show to it.  Hoss Burns, retired DJ and now AIDS Spokesman, told his story in honor of World AIDS Day on December 1st.  He is being honored by Vanderbilt’s Institute for Global Health in a multi-media presentation at the Blair School of Music.  I thoroughly enjoyed my visit with Hoss and look forward to so many more.  He’s a cool cat who’s fighting the good fight.  Listen to him tell his own story now!    

Earlier this month, I talked to the curator of art at Cheekwood about a fab new exhibit they have about the history of the American West.  Jochan Weirich told me about the show brought to us by the Bill Cody Historical Center in South Dakota.  The exhibit is chock full of art and artifacts you do not want to miss.  Check out what Jochan has to say!  

And finally, November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.  There are so many myths and misconceptions about this disease.  The mysteries of the human brain are frustrating and confusing to most of us.  I spoke to Mark Underwood, a neuroscience researcher and President of Quincy Biosciences to get the facts.  He also shares some breakthrough research and treatment options.  Listen up!  

Well, everyone, that’s about it for this week.  It’s a busy time for all of us, so make sure and take some “me” time for yourself each day.  Relax and enjoy!  Ciao, darlings.