Cyber Bullying and Our Children

Carole and Serene interview Dede Bartlett, one of the founders of the National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline ( and Rich Colangelo, Sr Asst State Attorney in Southern CT, and get an eye-opening jolt of facts impacting our kids. Dede shared a staggering report that cell phones are used to control other kids – using the anonymity of the phone and internet to bully other kids. Rich recommends programs in the schools that focus parents on the fact that these communication tools are used too much and for the wrong purposes. Kids take pictures of other kids in the locker room and then send it and post it on Facebook or other sites – if it’s inappropriate – it’s child porn. It’s hard to parent the internet – it’s easy to parent our children. Pay attention to how much time your kid uses their phones and IM’s. There’s a growing problem out there and we need to face it!!

Guest(s) included: Dede Bartlett, one of the founders of the Narional Teen Dating Abuse Hotline,Rich Colangelo, Sr Asst State Attorney in Southern CT.

How’s your financial health?

Serene and Carole interview Sheila Keator, a wealth management expert with over 30 years of experience. Sheila’s resounding advice – “Never live beyond your income.” If you use this as your mantra, you will never be buried in debt. Sheila reminds us that the market is generally driven by either fear or greed. Fear is gripping the market right now. Sheila likes stocks as a hedge against inflation. Her common sense approach was calming. I’m ready to cut up my credit cards!!

Guest(s) included: Sheila Keator of the Keator Group in Lenox, MA.

Getting Out to Vote – Women and Voting

Wm. Smitty Pigntelli, Fourth Berkshire District MA State Representative shares his perspective on issues facing voters today and to vote based on your personal values. We also discussed the Palin perspective, the media and the different standards for men and women pursuing office.

Guest(s) included: Wm. Smitty Pigntelli, Fourth Berkshire District MA State Representative.

Who Are YOU Voting For?

Join Serene Mastrianni and guest cohost Suzi Henry as they hold a debate between a McCain Palin “Hockey Mom” and a Obama Bidden “Soccer Mom”. What is important to women as Election Day closes in. What impact has Palin had on women on either side of the polical fence? If you are still undecided don’t miss a minute of this show.

Guest(s) included: Julie Daniel, Commercial Real Estate Attorney and Annie Okerstrom-Lang, Small Business Owner.

Lay of the Land – Real Estate in 2008

Join Serene and special guest co-host Chris Mastrianni as they examine the ever changing universe of buying and selling a home. Listen and learn more about what to expect from your real estate agent, the perfect price, how to get your real estate license and many other useful tips that you need to know whether you’re a buyer or a seller! To learn more log on to

Guest(s) included: Carole Murko-Creator, Boulderwood Group.