Tired of Your Real World? Move to a Virtual World With The Oculus Quest 2

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Dr. Jeff Young, a psychologist who specializes in sleep, mood and anxiety disorders at UCLA, and his private practice in Encino, CA, is with us today to talk about the Oculus Quest 2. Oculus Quest 2 is a virtual reality (VR) headset that is now owned by Facebook Technologies. It’s an all-in-one gaming library of inspiring games and experiences. There is no better person to tell us all about this virtual reality headset experience than Dr. Jeff because he is a user and understands the technology.

Welcome Dr. Jeff to “Lying On The Beach On Camera.”

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How To Make A Career Last Forever

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After 36.5 years, January 4th, was Jefferson Graham’s last day at USA TODAY. He was one of the best known the tech columnists in the country. He is also famous for his photography, podcasting, videos and as a long-time jazz guitarist.

Graham is the author of nine books, including books on infomercial gadget king Ron Popeil, the late TV legend Aaron Spelling. You can find everything you need to know about Jefferson at http://.www.jeffersongraham.net.

Please help Lying on the Beach welcome Jefferson Graham— who by the way— has one of the coolest names ever.

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The Falconer

It’s a bird… it’s a plane… 

No it’s— wait a minute— it is a bird?

That’s right as Miami is being invaded by common grackles, seagulls, crows and starlings— many South Floridians are turning to a superhero who is actually a bird— it’s a Falcon by the name of Chop

Chop’s boss is Neal Ottoway— and Neal is a Master Falconer— 

Neal and Chop (and Neal’s other birds) have the mission of scaring annoying birds away from various properties 

Neal Ottoway joins us to explain what he and Chop do

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Is “Hate” becoming the new normal? Writer Trish Posner talks about a world that keeps getting scarier

You know when they say you can’t judge a book by its cover? That couldn’t be more true when you meet Trisha Posner, the much respected British non-fiction writer, who lives in Miami Beach along with her very successful author husband Gerald Posner. They look like movie or Broadway stars. They are as fit as fit can be. They are very fashionable and they devote themselves to all kinds of causes.

It difficult to believe that the two of them spend most of their waking hours on research and writing. In recent years, Trisha dominated the headlines worldwide for a book she wrote on her own, The Pharmacist of Auschwitz: The Untold Story (2017). It’s one of the most important books to be published in recent times because it wakes everyone up to how a peaceful world can become a catastrophe in a short period of time.

Trisha is also the author of This is Not Your Mother’s Menopause: One Woman’s Natural Journey Through Change, and No Hormones, No Fear.

TV personality Steve Greenberg and PR expert Lois Whitman-Hess, co-hosts of “Lying on the Beach,” interviewed Trisha about changes in the world that we all should be aware of.

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A Gay Reporter With A Gay Beat “Made America Gay Again”

Steve Rothaus – credit: The Miami Herald

It’s very possible that one day there is going to be a movie about Steve Rothaus. If we were smart we would buy the rights right now. He is a living legend. At the Miami Herald, he became (one of) the first dedicated LGBT mainstream journalists nearly 20 years ago. He probably was the first, but Rothaus is too modest to allow us to proclaim that.  Rothaus has been quoted as saying that he wanted “the Herald to be out front, ahead of all the other news organizations in South Florida in terms of how we covered the LGBT community and how we treated people.” TV personality Steve Greenberg, and PR expert Lois Whitman-Hess, of the Lying on the Beach podcast, talked to Steve about his remarkable barrier breaking career.

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Three Identical Strangers

Everyone who sees “Three Identical Strangers,” a documentary about a set of triplets who were adopted and unknowingly separated at birth, gets into a debate with others about whether “nature or nurture” were forces that made them the men they are today. None of the men, nor their families,  knew about the others for 19 years.

Steve Greenberg and Lois Whitman-Hess, hosts  of the “Lying on the Beach” podcast, have been searching for the answer to that question ever since they saw Director Tim Wardle’s documentary a few days ago. They don’t want to spoil the story for you but they will say a happy reunion turns into an unfortunate upset. You start to question your life, and wonder how you would have reacted if you were one of the triplets: Robert Shafran, Edward Galland, and David Kellman.

Steve is a monthly tech contributor to NBC’s Today Show and morning TV newscasts around the country. Lois is a co-owner of HWH PR, a leading PR agency in the tech and entertainment  business.

Listen to the podcast here

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Hazel

Klea Blackhurst

Shirley Booth

Steve Greenberg and Lois Whitman discuss the Broadway-bound musical Hazel. Hazel was is a TV situation comedy about a live-in maid named Hazel Burke (played by Shirley Booth) and her employers, the Baxters. The five-season, 154-episode series aired in prime time from September 28, 1961, to April 11, 1966. The show was based on the popular single-panel comic strip by cartoonist Ted Key, which appeared in The Saturday Evening Post.

The TV show was turned into a stage show musical by partners Chuck Steffan and Ron Abel. They licensed the rights from Peter Key, son of Ted. Abel wrote the music, Steffan wrote the lyrics, and Lissa Levin wrote the book. Actress/singer Klea Blackhurst is Hazel. Lucie Arnaz directed the show for the New York readings and Joshua Bergasse was the director for Chicago’s Drury Lane premiere.

 

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Did Uber Blow It?

TV personality and Innovation Insider Steve Greenberg and PR expert Lois Whitman are both big users of Lyft and Uber, the dominant online transportation networks that have forever changed the way we commute in cities all over the world. Steve and Lois encourage all of their family and friends to use these car services because they are reliable, trustworthy, very handy and most of all, less expensive than yellow cabs. You can imagine how upset they were when they started to see #DeleteUber posts all over social media platforms. There was a big upset involving the CEO of Uber and his allegiance to President Trump.

Hear all about it on the latest episode of the Lying on the Beach podcast.

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Bright Lights

 

If you haven’t seen the documentary on Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, called Bright Lights, stop what you are doing, and watch it now. It’s available on all HBO platforms. It’s just terrific.

TV personality and Innovation Insider Steve Greenberg, and PR expert Lois Whitman, of HWH PR, can’t stop talking about the movie. They said you get a fabulous glimpse into the lives of these Hollywood stars, how they related to each other, their Hollywood compound and their friends and family. Todd Fisher, Debbie’s son, provides plenty of insight into family life. Get ready. You also get a glimpse of an elderly Eddie Fisher in his last days.

It’s absolutely eerie that documentarians Fisher Stevens and Alexis Bloom, started this project in April 2014, and finished it 18 months later. The TV film was Carrie’s idea because she wanted to document her mother still working in her 80’s. HBO released the movie earlier than scheduled, as a tribute to these two extraordinary ladies who died one day apart in December.

Click here to hear what they have to say about Bright Lights on their podcast, Lying on the Beach. 

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Alexa

Alexa was the most popular female robot at CES. Everyone was talking about her. She lives in cylinders, home security, TV sets, home management, plus, plus. Many tech categories are thinking of new ways to include the voice recognition software. It’s pretty obvious Americans love giving orders.

TV personality and Innovation Insider Steve Greenberg and PR executive Lois Whitman are very Alexa friendly. Listen to their take on it.

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