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Dec 19, 2017

Conductor Malcolm J. Merriweather is Music Director of New York City’s The Dessoff Choirs, known for performances of choral works from the pre-Baroque era through the 21st century. An Assistant Professor, he is Director of Choral Studies and Voice Department Coordinator at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, Artist in Residence at Union Theological Seminary, and Artistic Director of Voices of Haiti, a 60-member children’s choir in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, operated by the Andrea Bocelli Foundation. Merriweather is also in demand as a baritone soloist, often performing throughout the eastern United States.

During the summer of 2017, Merriweather led Voices of Haiti in performances with Andrea Bocelli at Teatro del Silenzio in Lajatico, Italy and for Pope Francis at the Vatican. Other conducting highlights of the 2017-18 season include: David Lang’s The Little Match Girl Passion, Vaughan Williams’s Dona nobis pacem, Bach’s Singet dem Herrn, BWV 225, and Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229 with The Dessoff Choirs; Handel’s Messiah at Brooklyn College and the Harvard Club of New York; and Leonard Bernstein’s Mass (Concert Selections) and Honegger’s King David at Brooklyn College. Recent conducting highlights have included Mozart’s Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, and Orff’s Carmina Burana.

Solo engagements for the 2017-18 season include the premiere of Sanctuary Road by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paul Moravec with Kent Tritle and the Oratorio Society of New York at Carnegie Hall; and Fauré’s Requiem and Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Dona nobis pacem​ with Christopher Shepard and The Masterwork Chorus.

Recent performances have included the baritone solos in Rautavaara’s Vigilia as a part of the Great Music in a Great Space series at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine; the music of William Byrd with Parthenia; and Vaughan Williams’s Dona Nobis Pacem with the Grace Choral Society. Additionally, Merriweather has been featured as a soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, The Dessoff Choirs, the New York Choral Society, and Bach Vespers Choir and Orchestra at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in New York City. The baritone has also premiered contemporary solo works by Eve Beglarian, John Liberatore, Ju Ri Seo, Douglas Fisk, and James Adler, and he has been a fellowship recipient at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and Tanglewood Music Center.

Merriweather holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting from the studio of Kent Tritle at the Manhattan School of Music, where his doctoral dissertation, Now I Walk in Beauty, Gregg Smith: A Biography and Complete Works Catalog, constituted the first complete works list for the composer and conductor. He received Master of Music degrees in Choral Conducting and in Vocal Performance from the studio of Rita Shane at the Eastman School of Music, as well as a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Syracuse University, summa cum laude.

Merriweather’s professional affiliations include membership in Pi Kappa Lambda, the American Choral Directors Association, and Chorus America, and he sits on the Board of Directors of the New York Choral Consortium.

In this episode, Malcolm shares his one way ticket to join the Fisk University Jubilee Singers on their first tour in 1871! He also talks about his work with the Voices of Haiti, the life of a Conductor, and his eclectic play list.

Malcolm is just one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they'd go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.

Steven's guests have included: Nobel Peace Prize Winner, President Jose Ramos-Horta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca; ; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, writers and more.

Dec 5, 2017

Titi Aynaw is a top Israeli model, former Miss Israel, television personality, Israel advocate and community leader. In 2013 she became the first Israeli-Ethiopian to win the Miss Israel title, opening the door for other Ethiopian models and causing advertisers to reassess their attitudes towards black models. She had never modeled previously and was unknowingly entered into the beauty competition by a high school friend. The win brought pride to the Ethiopian community and she is considered one of their leading role-models and spokespeople.

During his first Presidential visit to Israel in 2013, Barack Obama personally invited her to attend a state dinner at President Shimon Peres' residence. Titi represented Israel in the Miss Universe contest in Moscow that year placing 17th overall. In addition, she traveled extensively to share her extraordinary life story with both Jewish, Gentile and African-American audiences.

Titi has a successful modeling career working on leading campaigns in Israel, Europe and the United States. In 2016 she spent two months on an island in Honduras competing for the Israeli version of Survivor where she placed second.

Born in Gondar province of Ethiopia, Titi always dreamed of moving to Israel. Her father died when she was a toddler, and when she was 12 her mother died as well after a long illness. Titi and her brother moved to Israel soon after and lived with their grandparents in Netanya. She studied at a high school for religious girls near Haifa and was elected President of the student council there. She recently founded and helps fund the "Titi Project" which provides extracurricular activities and enrichment to 66 Ethiopian kids from disadvantaged backgrounds in Netanya. She hopes to expand the project and help give other kids educational opportunities that she lacked growing-up.

Titi served in the Israel Defense Forces as Company Commander with the rank of Lieutenant. After completing officer's training she joined the Military Police and had up to 300 men and women under her command. At time of writing, Titi is in New York City working on her modeling career, having taken a leave of absence from the IDC University in Hertziliya where she studies international relations.

In this episode, Titi shares her remarkable one way ticket journey from an orphan in Ethiopia to becoming Miss Israel 2013, representing the country she had dreamed of moving to. Plus, Titi recalls meeting President Obama, what it was like competing on the Israeli version of Survivor (where she came in second) and the special behind-the- scenes friendships forged at the Miss Universe pageant.

Titi is just one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they'd go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.

Steven's guests have included: Nobel Peace Prize Winner, President Jose Ramos-Horta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca; ; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, writers and more.

Nov 21, 2017

Ambassador Diego Gómez Pickering was appointed as Consul General of Mexico to New York City in June of 2016. He is a career diplomat as well as a writer and journalist.

Prior to his arrival in New York he served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mexico to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, from 2013 to 2016; as well as Director for Foreign Media for President Enrique Peña Nieto's office from 2012 to 2013.

He holds a B.A. in International Relations from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) in Mexico City; an M.A. in Cultural Development from Columbia University in New York City; and a Postgraduate degree in Journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) in New Delhi, India.

He has worked as a journalist for CNN in Mexico City and the Americas edition of the Wall Street Journal; and as an international correspondent for the Panamanian newspaper La Prensa, and various other Mexican and Hispano-American publications such as Reforma, Excelsior, and El Universal in the U.S., Mexico, East Africa and the Middle East.

Gómez Pickering has been a consultant and advisor to several UN-system agencies such as UNESCO, the United Nations' Public-Private Alliance for Rurual Development, the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the Office for Humanitarian Affairs Coordination (OCHA) and the Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Between 2008 and 2011 he worked as a communications consultant for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) in Damascus, Syria.

In 2007 he was based in Kenya after being appointed as Political and Cultural Attaché to the Mexican Embassy in Nairobi. The Diplomatic Mission represented Mexico to six neighboring countries and was the focal point of Mexico to the United Nations' Human Settlements Program: HABITAT and to the United Nations Environmental Program.

He is the author of Los Jueves en Nairobi (Thursdays in Nairobi), published in 2010 and La Primavera de Damasco (Spring in Damascus), published in 2013; as well as more than a dozen books of prose and fiction. He has also published numerous editorials and academic and journalistic articles over the past 16 years for prestigious journals from Mexico, Latin America, Spain and the U.S., such as Foreign Affairs, the Journal of International Affairs and Letras Libres. His work has been translated into English, French, Swahili, Arabic and Russian.

Ambassador Gómez Pickering is an associate of the Mexican Council for International Affairs (COMEXI) and a member of the board of Child's Fund Mexico and the American Society of Mexico. He is fluent in English, French, Italian, Portuguese and German. He as been awarded the Victorian Order as Knight Commander by the British government and the Antonio José de Irisarri Order as Knight Commander by the Guatemalan government.

In this episode, Ambassador Gómez Pickering shares his one way ticket to biblical Babel. He also talks about what makes Mexico so special, what it was like presenting his credentials to Her Majesty The Queen, and key international issues today.

Ambassador Gómez Pickering is just one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they'd go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.

Steven's guests have included: Nobel Peace Prize Winner, President Jose Ramos-Horta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca; ; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, writers and more.

Nov 7, 2017

Anthony Tivnan, President and Co-Owner of Magellan Jets, was solidified as a major player in the world of private aviation long before the company’s launch in 2008.

In 2002, a novice to the aviation industry, Anthony made his mark at Jets International. As a member of the sales team, he was quick to become a leader and mentor. After years of leadership and record-breaking sales history, Anthony was eventually appointed as the Executive Vice President. He also managed their retail sales department and sales teams in both Massachusetts and New York City.

Through his leadership, Magellan Jets has seen incredible growth since its inception. In the last four consecutive years, Magellan Jets has been awarded by the Boston Business Journal as one of Massachusetts Fastest Growing Companies, and has made the Inc. 5000 five years consecutively.

Anthony works closely with Magellan Jets marketing and sales divisions to strengthen the brand name and innovate the way Magellan clients utilize business jets. Magellan Jets was the first company to appear on iTunes with their Private Jet Search App, allowing users to search, book and sign for a charter in a matter of minutes all from a smartphone device. The innovation doesn’t stop there; Magellan Jets was also the first jet card provider to launch a Wi-Fi Jet Card for business travelers. With his sales background, Anthony is the ideal candidate to translate the client’s needs and expectations into results. Anthony strives to create and retain strong customer and vendor relationships through his belief in personal attention and open communication. He truly executes the entire operation; from creating the product line, to reaching the audience, to obtaining the trust of each and every client with whom he works.

Anthony was recently listed as 10 Boston Men of the Moment by Boston Common Magazine, leading the way to make Boston great.

Anthony frequently speaks at conferences and events about entrepreneurialism, business aviation and innovation. He has spoken as an expert regarding aviation safety during ACSF’s annual symposium at NTSB Training Center in VA.  He was asked to speak on the Transportation Panel during BostInno’s State of Innovation Conference, the Aviation Fraternity National Conference, Bentley College, Harvard University and has appeared as an aviation expert on Fox 25 and other news broadcasts.

Anthony completed pilot ground school at Alpha One Flight School in Plymouth, Mass. He serves on the Board of Directors at Magellan Jets, Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) and the advisory board of Camp Harbor View in Boston.

In this episode, Anthony shares his one way ticket to Boston ten years from now. He also talks about Magellan Jets and aviation.

Anthony is just one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they'd go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.

Steven's guests have included: Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca; Film Maker, Muffie Meyer; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, writers and more.

Oct 24, 2017

From growing up on a small Island in The Maritimes (Canada) to traveling across North America to speak to audiences both small and large, Corey Poirier is an award winning Keynote speaker (having presented to over 200,000 attendees and having shared the bill with Deepak Chopra, Stephen MR Covey, Television Personalities, and more).

A multiple-time TEDx and MoMonday’s Speaker, he is also the Host of the top rated ‘Conversations with PASSION’ Radio Show. Corey has been featured in one-hour television specials on Eastlink TV and TeleTelevision and is a columnist with Entrepreneur Magazine, Progress Magazine and has over 900 articles in print.  He has appeared on Global TV, CTV, CBC TV and Radio, and is one of the few leaders featured twice on the popular Entrepreneur on Fire show.

Corey has interviewed over 4,000 of the world’s top leaders in search of the traits that set them apart. He has also enjoyed successful corporate careers with Global 1000 company Konica Minolta, Fortune 500 Companies Toshiba Corp., Hewlett Packard and SAP Software.

As someone who has performed stand-up Comedy on more than 700 occasions, shared the bill with Award Winning Comics and Musicians (This Hour’s Shaun Majumder, Tracey MacDonald, Irwin Barker and Mike Dixon), surfed the world class shores of Tofino, B.C., skydived in New Brunswick, co-hosted a comedy radio show for a year, and has performed at the famed Second City, as part of The Great Canadian Laugh Off Competition and had his 2014 album nominated as rock recording of the year, Corey's entertaining war stories motivate, entertain and educate audiences wherever he goes.

In this episode, Corey shares his one way ticket back to late 1968 New York City. He also offer tips on breaking into the speaking circuit and common traits among the thousands of leaders he's interviewed.

Corey is just one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they'd go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.

Steven's guests have included: Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca; Film Maker, Muffie Meyer; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, writers and more.

Oct 10, 2017

Dean Kelly is the Founder & CEO of Travelbook™, a travel sharing community. He brings to the business over 20 years experience at the management level in the hospitality, sales, tech, and social media industries. Dean’s professional career also spans geographies – he’s worked around the world including in Singapore, New York, Barcelona, and Dubai.

A former Mr. Panama, top model, and avid traveler (he’s visited 86 countries and counting), Dean now makes Bangkok his home with his wife, Miss Universe 2005 Natalie Glebova, and their daughter Maya.

In this episode, Dean talks about Travelbook™ plus shares his one way ticket back to 1855 to the opening of the Panama Railway!

Dean is just one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they'd go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.

Steven's guests have included: Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca; Film Maker, Muffie Meyer; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, writers and more.

Sep 26, 2017

Known as the “Jewish Rachael Ray” (The New York Times), and the “Queen of Kosher” (CBS) best-selling author Jamie Geller is the Founder and CEO of Kosher Network international (KNi), publisher of JOYofKOSHER.com and the award-winning Jamie Geller's JOY of KOSHER magazine. She is also host of the Chanukah Cooking Special with Jamie Geller on PBS and Create TV. In the U.S., Jamie is a regular on the TODAY Show and has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS and Martha Stewart Living Radio, and been featured in Forbes, Family Circle, Cosmopolitan and the Chicago Tribune among many others.

After graduating magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from New York University in just three years Jamie enjoyed an illustrious career as an award-winning TV producer and marketing executive for HBO, CNN and FOOD NETWORK.
 
One of the most sought-after Jewish food and lifestyle experts worldwide Jamie Geller and her husband have six super kids—which gives her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen—fast.

In this episode, Jamie offers terrific cooking tips, shares what it's like as a successful business woman juggling work and family, and takes us on a tour of her one way ticket destination -- Jerusalem!

Jamie is just one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they'd go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.

Steven's guests have included: Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca; Film Maker, Muffie Meyer; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, writers and more.

Sep 12, 2017

After 10 years marketing for Major League Baseball and the NHL, Felicia Greenfield switched careers to work as an actor, producer, and philanthropist.

As an actor, she can currently be seen in House of Cards, Homeland, in an upcoming Spielberg film, and countless commercials.

As a philanthropist and mom, she is focused on child & animal-welfare issues, speaking up for those who don't have a voice. She is currently co-producing, Good Girls Gone, a feature film based on a true story of child trafficking in the US - in the hopes that it will generate desperately needed awareness of the second-most-profitable criminal industry in the world.

Felicia is an active board member with the Foundation for Education in Honduras, and Pillows for Paws in NYC. She is a long-term volunteer with ECPAT-USA - the domestic branch of the global anti-trafficking NGO. She also developed and runs Grandpa Dave's Creature Comforts with her two daughters to foster dogs, and to provide comfort items to the animals at the NYC ACC shelters. She also raises money for these items via the RescueMen USA initiative which she co-founded to promote the #AdoptDontShop message.

In her spare time, Felicia trains as a martial artist, is a certified personal trainer, and plays the drums.

In this episode, Felicia shares her work as a philanthropist, her upcoming film Good Girls Gone, and her one way ticket to fifty years from now when we are no longer eating animal products. 

Felicia is just one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they'd go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.

Steven's guests have included: Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca; Film Maker, Muffie Meyer; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, writers and more.

Aug 29, 2017

A New York City native with almost 20 years of experience in the publishing industry working on recognized titles such as Elle, Elle Décor, and JFK Jr’s magazine, George, Lisa Loverro suddenly found herself a victim of the recession in 2008 when she lost her job as Managing Editor for Latina Magazine.

During this time of uncertainty, Lisa decided to reinvent herself and pursue her passion to become a freelance travel journalist. Selling all her belongings and ending her lease on the apartment she had lived in for 17 years, Lisa set out to explore the world and, literally, ride out the recession on an airplane. With her clothes in a Manhattan storage unit and a P.O. box for her mail, Lisa managed to use her contacts and street smarts to maneuver herself from one destination to another. Securing writing assignments for various publications and websites including Forbes and Jetsetter.com, her thirst for adventure led her around the globe from tracking leopards in Africa to 4-wheel driving through the Arabian Desert.

Four years later, with the recession in her rear-view mirror, Lisa has once again returned to the publishing industry and, in 2012, became Managing Editor for Shape Magazine. Her story is one of hope and perseverance during times of difficulty. 

In this episode, Lisa shares her fantastic journey, plus her one way ticket to New York City in 2117! 

Lisa is just one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they'd go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.

Steven's guests have included: Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca; Film Maker, Muffie Meyer; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, writers and more.

Aug 15, 2017

Jackson Galaxy, aka "The Cat Daddy" is the Host & Executive Director of Animal Planet's long-running hit show My Cat From Hell. With over 20 years of experience as a cat behavior and wellness consultant, he's also a two-time New York times best-selling author.

Jackson, a life-long musician, discovered his passion for cats and his unique ability to help them while on staff at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley for the better part of a decade. He worked with cats both in the shelter, as well as in the homes of guardians threatening to send their cats to the shelter. During this time, Jackson co-founded Spirit Essences, a line of holistic remedies for animals that remains a vital business to this day.

Animal Planet premiered My Cat From Hell in 2011. An immediate hit, it has followed The Cat Daddy for eight top rated seasons as he makes house calls to pet guardians and their cats. Jackson's presence offers clients a deeper understanding of why cats act out, with insights and exercises from his unique "Cat Mojo" philosophy.

Jackson's first book, Cat Daddy: What the World's Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me About Life, Love, and Coming Clean was a memoir published in 2012. His second book, co-authored with cat style expert Kate Benjamin, was Catification: Designing a Happy & Stylish Home for Your Cat (and You!). Upon its release in 2014, it reached #1 on the New York Times Animal Bestseller list. Jackson and Kate struck Bestseller gold again with Catify to Satisfy: Simple Solutions for Creating a Cat-Friendly Home, published in Fall 2015, inspiring and teaching cat guardians how to beautify their homes and address common cat behavior problems at the same time. His latest book, Total Cat Mojo, is due out for a holiday 2017 release.

In the pet products world, a line of innovative cat items, from toys to carriers -- co-designed by Jackson -- is available through Petmate Pet Products. Called the Jackson Galaxy Collection, the line has received the Industry Recognition Award from Pet Business Magazine and the Editor's Choice Award from Cat Fancy, honors that ranked it among 2014's best products for cats.

True to his goal of helping save the 4 million+ animals who die in shelters each year, Jackson is intensifying his work for animals through the Jackson Galaxy Foundation whose mission is to better the lives of at-risk animals by transforming the places they live and helping the people who care for them.

Featured on 20/20, The Today Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Tonight Show, EXTRA, The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post and more, Jackson's ability to connect with even the most troubled felines -- and the stressed-out humans living in their wake -- is awe-inspiring.

In this episode, Jackson shares his one way ticket destination (Spain!), plus offers loads of tips for caring for our feline friends.

Jackson is just one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they'd go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.

Steven's guests have included: Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca; Film Maker, Muffie Meyer; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, writers and more.

Aug 1, 2017

Chesher Cat began her creative adventures as a rock and roll photographer and journalist in Vancouver, B.C. shooting hundreds of concerts up and down the west coast, including groups such as Led Zeppelin, Elton John, the Eagles, George Harrison, and the Bee Gees, to name a few.

She relocated to Los Angeles with the idea to do a book featuring art by musicians, believing that a person with one creative talent could also be equally talented in another. The result was the coffee-table book Starart, showcasing the fine art of Joni Mitchell, John Mayall, Cat Stevens, Klaus Voormann, Commander Cody, and Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones. Starart debuted in 1980 to rave reviews and was featured in publications across the country, including Rolling Stone, People and Playboy. Chesher produced art gallery shows of original works from Starart, with gala openings attended by the artists in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Laguna Beach.

She then fulfilled her dream to work in film, freelancing as a still photographer, designer and reader before accepting a staff position at Cannon Pictures as the Creative Director in advertising and marketing. Her efforts were instrumental in garnering millions of dollars in foreign and domestic feature and video revenues. She left Cannon to start her own design company, and while retaining them as a client, she also provided creative advertising services to 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros. and many independent production and distribution companies.

Chesher produced and starred in Final Placement at the Tiffany Theater in Los Angeles, raising thousands of dollars for the child abuse charity, Childhelp USA. She also produced and directed the filming of a Mick Fleetwood concert in Coachella, CA to be released worldwide on DVD.

She wrote her first screenplay in 2002 and has since optioned two screenplays. In 2007, Chesher returned to her rock and roll roots with the release of her coffee table Everybody I Shot Is Dead, honoring 48 musicians she photographed who have since passed away.

In 2012, Chesher made her directorial debut with a short film adapted from her feature script, End of the Innocents. She followed that with Chuck E.'s Too Big A Deal, an experimental/documentary/photo essay/music video on musician Chuck E. Weiss. Chesher spent the summer of 2016 shooting The Paris Project - resulting in a limited edition book. And in December 2016 she co-produced, shot, directed and edited Adrianna Mateo’s music video Coney Island. Chesher continues with her photography exploits on a daily basis, while also working on producing her coming-of-age feature film, My First Kiss, inspired by her own experiences in the wild and wonderful world of rock and roll.

Chesher's current project is Under New York City.

In this episode, Chesher relays the story of her time in a Paris recording studio with the Rolling Stones back in 1979, and why she'd want a one way ticket there. Chesher also talks about her books "Starart" and "Everybody I Shot Is Dead", the world of rock & roll, and her latest project, "Under New York City".

Chesher is just one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they'd go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.

Steven's guests have included: Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca; Film Maker, Muffie Meyer; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, writers and more.

Jul 18, 2017

Christopher Elliott is an award-winning author, consumer advocate and journalist. His investigative reporting on behalf of readers, often against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, has earned him a reputation as "every consumer's best friend."

A leading travel expert and USA Today columnist, Christopher is the author of "How To Be The World's Smartest Traveler (and Save Time, Money, & Hassle)" published by National Geographic.

In this episode, Christopher shares his nomadic one way ticket (which he's on now!), plus talks about consumer service, mistakes made when planning travel, packing tips, underrated travel destinations in the U.S., the appeal of Oregon and more.

Christopher is just one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they'd go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.

Steven's guests have included: Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca; Film Maker, Muffie Meyer; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, writers and more.

Jul 4, 2017

Ambassador (Ret.) Nicholas Burns is the Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He is Faculty Director of the Future of Diplomacy Project and Faculty Chair of the programs on the Middle East and South Asia. He is Director of the Aspen Strategy Group and a Senior Counselor at the Cohen Group.

From 2014-2016, Burns was a member of Secretary of State John Kerry’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board at the U.S. Department of State. He served in the United States Foreign Service for twenty-seven years until his retirement in April 2008. He was Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs from 2005 to 2008.

Prior to that, Burns was Ambassador to NATO (2001-2005), Ambassador to Greece (1997-2001), and State Department Spokesman (1995-1997). He worked on the National Security Council staff where he was Senior Director for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia Affairs and Special Assistant to President Clinton and, before that, Director for Soviet Affairs for President George H.W. Bush. Earlier in his career, he worked at the American Consulate General in Jerusalem and in the American Embassies in Egypt and Mauritania. He serves on the Board of several corporate and non-profit organizations.

Ambassador Burns is just one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they'd go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.

Steven's guests have included: Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca; Film Maker, Muffie Meyer; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, writers and more.

Jun 21, 2017

With the launch of the podcast, Million Dollar Decorating, James Swan adds entrepreneur, media-host and producer to his career accomplishments. The interview-based show became the first daily podcast devoted to the worlds of design, decorating and beautiful living and features interviews with the world’s leading designers, decorators, architects and artisans. Life-style leaders like Bunny Williams, Alexa Hampton, Robert Couturier, Sandra Nunnerly, Vicente Wolf and Timothy Corrigan populate the podcast where unguarded conversations reveal behind-the-scenes sources of inspiration, resources and stories that inspire and motivate.

James Swan had a career crafting classically influenced interiors across the United States. Swan has been featured in House & Garden, House Beautiful, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe and The Chicago Tribune and wrote for the “Trends & Shopping” column in House & Garden magazine as well as the online real estate site Curbed.com. His book “101 Things I Hate About Your House” won a 2011 American Bookseller’s Award.

Television appearances on HGTV’s “Homes Across America,” speaking engagements with the professional design industry association NEOCON and regular guest spots on national radio programs have consistently placed Swan in the media spotlight. 

Swan’s career took off back in Northern California at a noted San Francisco architecture firm, where he managed residential interiors.  After that, Los Angeles beckoned, specifically the design firm of Frank K. Pennino & Associates, where as senior designer he managed high-profile projects, and earned a reputation for refined classical design that succinctly reflected his clients’ lives. In 1999, Swan opened his own firm in Beverly Hills.

Swan has a Bachelor of Arts degree in theology and music from Southwestern College in Waxahachie, Texas, and studied in Arizona State University's Architecture and Design master's degree program.

Swan is a past member of the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, serving on its Executive Board of Directors. His other commitments include PAWS/LA, which assists with the care of pets for people living with disabilities, and KidSmart, an art education foundation for inner-city youth. In his free time, Swan may be found furthering his passion for skiing and traveling. Currently he lives and works from his home on the Maine coast.

James is just one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show.

In the podcast, Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they'd go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.

Steven's guests have included: Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca; Film Maker, Muffie Meyer; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, writers and more.

 

May 10, 2017

Lior Lev Sercarz is the Chef, Spice Blender and Owner of La Boîte, a biscuits and spice shop in New York City. Lior and La Boîte have been featured in publications including The New York Times, Vogue, In Style Magazine, Every Day with Rachel Ray, Food & Wine Magazine and the SAVEUR 100.

After completing three years as a sergeant of the Israeli army, Lior traveled to South America where he further developed a passion for cooking and world cuisines. As his interest in cooking evolved, he decided to enroll in culinary school at the acclaimed Institut Paul Bocuse in Lyon, France. During that time, he did an externship with Chef Olivier Roellinger in Cancale, France. Roellinger had earned three Michelin stars at Les Maisons de Bricourt, his hotel and restaurant, where he displayed a rare understanding of spices, blends, oils, and pastes.

In 2002, Lior brought his newfound understanding of spice blending with him to New York, where he had the honor of working with Chef Daniel Boulud as a Sous Chef and Catering Chef at his flagship restaurant, Daniel. He left Daniel in 2006 to start La Boîte, launching the company by making and selling a line of French biscuits as well as experimenting with the use of spices. In 2011, after working more with spices, he opened La Boîte Biscuits & Spices, an art gallery and spice shop in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen. Each season, the artists whose work adorns his cookie tins also show their work in the gallery.

Since the beginning of his career, Lior has worked closely with chefs from around the world, developing custom blends for them and for other customers with all levels of cooking experience. In 2012, he produced a cookbook entitled The Art of Blending, which features 41 blends along with recipes and cooking tips provided by renowned chefs and culinary minds including Gail Simmons, Daniel Boulud, Eric Ripert and Apollonia Poilâne. His second book, The Spice Companion, is a distillation of his 30 years of experience. This illustrated guide to 102 spices, complete with blends and recipe ideas was published by Clarkson Potter in November 2016.

Lior is just one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show.

In the podcast, Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they'd go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.

Steven's guests have included: Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca; Film Maker, Muffie Meyer; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, writers and more.

 

Apr 25, 2017

Bob Ranck is a retired United States Air Force Brigadier General with more than 30 years of experience as a strategist, leader and manager in a career that spans across military, manufacturing and small business sectors. 

Prior to joining Orbis, Ranck was Senior Vice President of Government Programs & Sales at Gulfstream Aerospace, where he significantly grew government programs, revenue and expanded long-term pursuits in the Middle East, North Africa, Japan and India.  At Integrated Systems Solutions (ISS), a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), he improved processes, discipline and proposal quality.

As a military chief executive in the United States Air Force, he led military units in domestic and international flying operations, spearheaded emergency relief in the third world and the U.S., engaged in public relations/advocacy efforts and championed change management activities.  

After completing his training at the USAF Academy, Ranck obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Golden Gate University and a Master’s Degree in National Security Strategy from the National War College.

Bob Ranck is just one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show.

In the podcast, Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they'd go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.

Steven's guests have included: Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca; Film Maker, Muffie Meyer; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, writers and more.

 
 
 

 

Apr 14, 2017

Nick Gray is the Founder and CEO of Museum Hack, a group of renegade museum educators, scientists, musicians, and artists that seek to reimagine the adult museum experience.

Gray doesn’t come from an arts or museum background. In 2011 he started giving unofficial tours at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art for his friends. Since then, Museum Hack has grown to over 40 employees who give tours at museums in New York, San Francisco, Washington, DC, and Chicago. Museum Hack has also done professional development, event and consultations with nearly 100 institutions, including the National Park Service, California Academy of Sciences, Corning Museum of Glass and the Florida Museum of Natural History.

The company’s innovative engagement approach has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and Newsweek, and Gray has been a featured speaker at TEDxFoggyBottom, The DO Lectures and the Skift Conference, among others.

Nick is just one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show.

In the podcast, Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they'd go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.

Steven's guests have included: Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca; Film Maker, Muffie Meyer; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, writers and more.

Mar 28, 2017

Pauline Frommer is the Co-President, with her father Arthur Frommer, of Frommer Media LLC, publisher of the iconic Frommer guidebooks and Frommers.com.  She is also Editorial Director, and author of Frommer's EasyGuide to New York City 2017 (it has been the best-selling guidebook to the city, in all its iterations, for the past 3.5 years).

Pauline hosts a nationally syndicated radio show on travel, and writes an internationally syndicated newspaper column for King Features. Her work has been published in numerous magazines over the years including Budget Travel Magazine, Newsweek, Nick Jr. and Elle. She has won multiple awards for her writing from both the North American Travel Journalists Association and the Society of American Travel Writers. She is the former travel editor for MSNBC.com, a post she occupied for three years. She was also a travel commentator for CNN and CNN's Headline News for four years, during which time she gave weekly reports on travel.

You may recognize her face, as Pauline has appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, The O'Reilly Report, MSNBC, FOX, Live with Kelly and Regis, NPR's Talk of the Nation, and every local news station you can name.

She lives in New York City with her husband, Columbia University Professor Mahlon Stewart and their two daughters, Veronica and Beatrix.

Pauline is just one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show.

In the podcast, Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they'd go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.

Steven's guests have included: Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca; Film Maker, Muffie Meyer; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent, as well as leading photographers, artists, writers and more.

Mar 14, 2017

Carol Berkin is Presidential Professor of History, Emerita, Baruch College and The Graduate Center, CUNY.

She is the author of numerous books including Jonathan Sewall: Odyssey of An American Loyalist which won the Bancroft Award and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize; A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution; Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for American Independence; Civil War Wives: The Lives and Times of Angelina Grimke, Varina Howell Davis and Julia Dent Grant; Wondrous Beauty: The Extraordinary Life and Adventures of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, and, most recently, The Bill of Rights: The Fight to Secure America’s Liberties.

Her newest book, A Sovereign People: the Crises of the 1790s and the Rise of American Nationalism will appear in May 2017.

Professor Berkin has appeared in over a dozen documentaries on PBS and the History Channel and is the editor of the online journal History Now.

She is just one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show.

In the podcast, Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they'd go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.

Steven's guests have included: Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca; Film Maker, Muffie Meyer; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent, as well as leading photographers, artists, writers and more.

Feb 28, 2017

Donald Sultan was born in 1951 in Asheville, North Carolina, received his BFA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and his MFA from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. He moved to New York in 1975. The work of Donald Sultan is voluminous and varied. Since his first one-man show in 1977, he has enjoyed a distinguished career as painter, printmaker, and sculptor. His extensive body of work has placed him at the forefront of contemporary art, where he has become best known for his ability to successfully merge the best of yesterday's artistic tradition with a fresh, unique approach to imagery and materials.

Although his paintings fit into the criteria of a still life, Sultan describes these works as first and foremost abstract. The largeness of Sultan's compositions, huge pieces of fruit, flowers, dominoes and other objects, set against the stark, unsettling tar-black, eight-foot square background, dominate the viewer. He is best known for his lemons and fruit, and states that his subjects develop from previous work. The oval-blossomed charcoal tulips of the 80s became his immediately recognizable black lemons. Dots from dice have become oranges. What does not change with Sultan's work is the powerful statement his forms make. Sultan's work incorporates basic geometric and organic forms with a formal purity that is both subtle and monumental. His images are weighty, with equal emphasis on both negative and positive areas. Sultan describes his work as "heavy structure, holding fragile meaning" with the ability to "turn you off and turn you on at the same time." Sultan's still lifes have been described as studies in contrast. His powerfully sensual, fleshy object representations are rendered through a labor-intensive and singular method.

Sultan has been given numerous exhibitions dedicated to his work, as well as having been included in a number of group shows. His work is included in the permanent collection of many prestigious institutions including The Museum of Modern Art, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A monograph of Sultan’s 30 year career was published in 2008, entitled, Donald Sultan: The Theater of the Object and in 2010, Sultan was honored with the North Carolina award, the highest award a state can bestow upon a civilian.

Sultan is just one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show.

In the podcast, Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they'd go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.

Steven's guests have included: Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca; Film Maker, Muffie Meyer; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent, as well as leading photographers, artists, writers and more.

Feb 14, 2017

Joshua Spodek is an Adjunct Professor at NYU, leadership coach and workshop leader for Columbia Business School, columnist for Inc., founder of Spodek Academy, and author of "Leadership Step by Step". 

He has led seminars in leadership, entrepreneurship, creativity, and sales at Harvard, Princeton, MIT, INSEAD (Singapore), the New York Academy of Science, and in private corporations. He holds five Ivy League degrees, including a PhD in Astrophysics and an MBA, and studied under a Nobel Prize winner. He helped build an X-ray observational satellite for NASA, co-founded and led as CEO or COO several ventures, and holds six patents.

He earned praise as “Best and Brightest” (Esquire Magazine’s Genius Issue), “Astrophysicist turned new media whiz” (NBC), and “Rocket Scientist” (ABC News and Forbes) and has been quoted and profiled by ABC, CBS, NBC, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He has visited North Korea twice, swam across the Hudson River, and has done burpees every day for six years and counting. He lives in Greenwich Village and blogs daily at www.joshuaspodek.com.

Spodek is just one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show.

In the podcast, Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they'd go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.

Steven's guests have included: Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; CNN's Richard Quest; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent, as well as leading photographers, artists, writers and more.

Jan 31, 2017

Charles Osgood is a contributor to “CBS Sunday Morning.” He was anchor of the three-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning broadcast between 1994 and 2016.

He also hosts and writes “The Osgood File,” his daily news commentaries broadcast on the CBS Radio Network.

Osgood is an experienced journalist and author who is considered one of the best broadcast writers in the business. With Osgood as anchor, “CBS Sunday Morning” reached its highest audience levels in more than two decades, and been three times named the Outstanding Morning Program on television by Daytime Emmy voters. 

He joined CBS News in 1971 and has been an anchor and reporter for every broadcast on the network, including the “CBS Morning News,” the “CBS Evening News With Dan Rather” and the “CBS Sunday Night News.”

Before joining CBS News, Osgood was an anchor and reporter for WCBS News Radio 880 in New York. Prior to that, he worked for ABC News, was the general manager of WHCT-TV in Hartford, Conn., and was the program director and classical music announcer at WGMS Radio in Washington, D.C. 

In addition to the three Daytime Emmys, (2011-12, 2014-15, 2015-16), Osgood has earned many top broadcasting awards. He was recognized with the 2008 National Association of Broadcasters Distinguished Service Award. He was the recipient of the 2005 Paul White Award, presented by the Radio-Television News Directors Association, for lifetime contribution to electronic journalism. Osgood received the Walter Cronkite Excellence in Journalism Award from Arizona State University in 2004. He was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame in 2000 and joined the ranks of the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 1990. Osgood has received some of the highest accolades in broadcast journalism, including a 1999 International Radio and Television Society Foundation (IRTS) Award for significant achievement.

Osgood received a 1997 George Foster Peabody Award for “CBS Sunday Morning” and two additional Peabody Awards in 1985 and 1986 for “Newsmark,” a weekly CBS Radio public affairs broadcast. He also earned an Emmy Award in 2004, for his story “Net Gain,” about a basketball group created by Americans to bring strife-torn children of different religions and races together. He also received two News Emmy Awards in 1997 for “Wyeth at 80” and “Princess Diana.”

On radio, “The Osgood File” has earned its author five coveted Washington Journalism Review Best in the Business Awards. Osgood received a 1999 Radio Mercury Award, a 1996 President’s Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers for outstanding coverage and support of music creators and a 1993 Marconi Radio Award.

Osgood made his big screen debut as the narrator of Dr. Seuss’ “Horton Hears a Who,” the animated feature film adaptation of the beloved children’s book. He also wrote “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the White House” (Hyperion, 2008), a compendium of anecdotes from the last 70 years of presidential campaigns. Osgood, who edited “Funny Letters From Famous People” (Broadway Books, 2003) and “Kilroy Was Here” (Hyperion, 2001), is the author of six books: “Nothing Could Be Finer Than a Crisis That Is Minor in the Morning” (Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1979); “There’s Nothing I Wouldn’t Do if You Would Be My POSSLQ” (Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1981); “Osgood on Speaking: How to Think on Your Feet Without Falling on Your Face” (William Morrow and Company, 1988); “The Osgood Files” (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1991); “See You on the Radio” (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1999) and “Defending Baltimore Against Enemy Attack” (Hyperion, 2004).

Osgood was born in New York. He was graduated from Fordham University in 1954 with a B.S. degree in economics, and holds honorary doctorates from 11 institutions of higher learning. He has served as a trustee for Fordham University and St. Bonaventure, is an overseer at Colby College, and is a trustee at the School of Strings in Manhattan. Osgood has performed with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and played the piano and banjo with the New York Pops and Boston Pops Orchestras.

He lives in New York City with his wife, Jean. They have five children.

Charles Osgood is just one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show.

In the podcast, Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they'd go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.

Steven's guests have included: Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; CNN's Richard Quest & Bill Weir; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent, as well as leading photographers, artists, writers and more.

Jan 17, 2017

Charles Osgood is a contributor to “CBS Sunday Morning.” He was anchor of the three-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning broadcast between 1994 and 2016.

He also hosts and writes “The Osgood File,” his daily news commentaries broadcast on the CBS Radio Network.

Osgood is an experienced journalist and author who is considered one of the best broadcast writers in the business. With Osgood as anchor, “CBS Sunday Morning” reached its highest audience levels in more than two decades, and been three times named the Outstanding Morning Program on television by Daytime Emmy voters. 

He joined CBS News in 1971 and has been an anchor and reporter for every broadcast on the network, including the “CBS Morning News,” the “CBS Evening News With Dan Rather” and the “CBS Sunday Night News.”

Before joining CBS News, Osgood was an anchor and reporter for WCBS News Radio 880 in New York. Prior to that, he worked for ABC News, was the general manager of WHCT-TV in Hartford, Conn., and was the program director and classical music announcer at WGMS Radio in Washington, D.C. 

In addition to the three Daytime Emmys, (2011-12, 2014-15, 2015-16), Osgood has earned many top broadcasting awards. He was recognized with the 2008 National Association of Broadcasters Distinguished Service Award. He was the recipient of the 2005 Paul White Award, presented by the Radio-Television News Directors Association, for lifetime contribution to electronic journalism. Osgood received the Walter Cronkite Excellence in Journalism Award from Arizona State University in 2004. He was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame in 2000 and joined the ranks of the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 1990. Osgood has received some of the highest accolades in broadcast journalism, including a 1999 International Radio and Television Society Foundation (IRTS) Award for significant achievement.

Osgood received a 1997 George Foster Peabody Award for “CBS Sunday Morning” and two additional Peabody Awards in 1985 and 1986 for “Newsmark,” a weekly CBS Radio public affairs broadcast. He also earned an Emmy Award in 2004, for his story “Net Gain,” about a basketball group created by Americans to bring strife-torn children of different religions and races together. He also received two News Emmy Awards in 1997 for “Wyeth at 80” and “Princess Diana.”

On radio, “The Osgood File” has earned its author five coveted Washington Journalism Review Best in the Business Awards. Osgood received a 1999 Radio Mercury Award, a 1996 President’s Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers for outstanding coverage and support of music creators and a 1993 Marconi Radio Award.

Osgood made his big screen debut as the narrator of Dr. Seuss’ “Horton Hears a Who,” the animated feature film adaptation of the beloved children’s book. He also wrote “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the White House” (Hyperion, 2008), a compendium of anecdotes from the last 70 years of presidential campaigns. Osgood, who edited “Funny Letters From Famous People” (Broadway Books, 2003) and “Kilroy Was Here” (Hyperion, 2001), is the author of six books: “Nothing Could Be Finer Than a Crisis That Is Minor in the Morning” (Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1979); “There’s Nothing I Wouldn’t Do if You Would Be My POSSLQ” (Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1981); “Osgood on Speaking: How to Think on Your Feet Without Falling on Your Face” (William Morrow and Company, 1988); “The Osgood Files” (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1991); “See You on the Radio” (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1999) and “Defending Baltimore Against Enemy Attack” (Hyperion, 2004).

Osgood was born in New York. He was graduated from Fordham University in 1954 with a B.S. degree in economics, and holds honorary doctorates from 11 institutions of higher learning. He has served as a trustee for Fordham University and St. Bonaventure, is an overseer at Colby College, and is a trustee at the School of Strings in Manhattan. Osgood has performed with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and played the piano and banjo with the New York Pops and Boston Pops Orchestras.

He lives in New York City with his wife, Jean. They have five children.

Charles Osgood is just one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show.

In the podcast, Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they'd go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.

Steven's guests have included: Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; CNN's Richard Quest & Bill Weir; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent, as well as leading photographers, artists, writers and more.

Jan 3, 2017

As President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), David Miliband oversees the agency’s humanitarian relief operations in more than 40 war-affected countries and its refugee resettlement and assistance programs in 26 United States cities.

Under Miliband’s leadership, the IRC has expanded its ability to rapidly respond to humanitarian crises and meet the needs of an unprecedented number of people uprooted by conflict, war and disaster. The organization is implementing an ambitious global strategy to bring clear outcomes, strong evidence and systematic research to the humanitarian programs through collaborative partnerships with the public and private sectors.

From 2007 to 2010, Miliband was the 74th Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom, driving advancements in human rights and representing the U.K. throughout the world. In 2006, as Secretary of State for the Environment, he pioneered the world’s first legally binding emissions reduction requirements. He was Member of Parliament for South Shields from 2001 to 2013.

Miliband graduated from Oxford University in 1987 with a first class honors degree in philosophy, politics and economics, and received a master’s degree in political science in 1989 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which he attended as a Kennedy Scholar.

His accomplishments have earned him a reputation, in former President Bill Clinton's words, as "one of the ablest, most creative public servants of our time," and as an effective and passionate advocate for the world's uprooted and poor people.

Miliband’s parents fled to Britain from continental Europe during World War II and its aftermath. As the son of refugees, he brings a personal commitment to the IRC's work. He lives in New York City with his wife, violinist Louise Shackelton, and their two sons.

David Miliband is just one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show.

In the podcast, Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they'd go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.

Steven's guests have included: Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; CNN's Richard Quest & Bill Weir; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent, as well as leading photographers, artists, writers and more.

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