Lian Dolan, Julie Dolan and Liz Dolan of the Satellite Sisters on the weekly podcast featuring News, Talk & Laughs. This week on the show, Julie fills us in on what’s happening in North Korea after attending a policy summit at the Bush Library called Light Through the Darkness hosted by President and Mrs. Bush. Where are the concerns for the future of North Korea and the US relationship with that country? According to experts, it’s nuclear weapons and human rights concerns and the two go hand in hand. Julie has the latest thinking from public policy experts, academics and defectors who are making a new life here in the US. Plus, news of a scholarship fund for North Koreans who make it out of the country and resettle in America. Interested in North Korea and want more information? Julie recommends heading over to this Bush Center link to read the full report on North Korea or follow the hashtag #ExposeNK .
Liz test-rides electric bikes at an E-Bike Expo in Santa Monica.
Lian reports on the Nobel Prize for Literature. Let’s give Patti Smith that Prize instead of Bob Dylan. Patti seems to have the right idea about how to get the most out of your Nobel experience. Read the story from the Los Angeles Times here.
Julie on the Cottage Cheese Comeback. She recommends www.goodculture.com
American Airlines has new uniforms and they itch. Read about them here.
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It’s Election Night again! Woo-Hoo! At least on TV. Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan of the Satellite Sisters recap the CBS drama Madam Secretary. This week, it’s Season 3, Episode 8 called Breakout Capacity. Julie tells us that phrase has something to do with the production of nuclear weapons, but Lian thinks it’s really more about show tunes at the piano bar. We started to sweat a little when we heard the words “electoral college; and “Ohio is in play” in the opening scenes, but when we realized it was Dalton up for re-election, we relaxed. Listen as we break down the three story lines in this episode of Madam Secretary. Diplomatic Crises on Election Night: the nuclear deal that the admin negotiated with Russia and Iran is in jeopardy! The staff on Election Night: which is apparently the one day in DC when everyone goes crazy, drinks a lot, sings showtunes and sleeps with fremenies. Those wonks at the Department of State needs to get out more often because they all made some socially awkward choices. And on the home front: Jason goes Oppo and Henry has to school him on keeping your mouth shut until you actually know something. Hahahahahaha. In our Binders Full of Blouses, MSEc scores with two gorgeous white pleated numbers that Julie thinks every woman should own. And props to the accessories this week on Madam Secretary. Who wins the election, you ask? Well, we’ll have to wait until January to see. But really, we all win. Because Bess is the best.
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On today’s Satellite Sisters, Lian tells us about her Secret Santa shopping, Liz has health tips on vitamins and supplements and we both talk about The Crown. Plus Cyber Monday recap, new travel trends and crafting, a warning about a supposed beauty trend and The Crown on Netflix.
Liz does some Cyber Monday shopping at Julie’s favorite purveyor of holiday treats: Harry & David. Plus she shares a story in the L A Times about holiday scams to watch out for: online rackets and work from home offers you should avoid.
Lian’s got a hot travel trend. Check out this story on Travel and CRAFTING! And a cultural trend: Breaking opera news! Read all about it. Plus a beauty trend that Lian is not too sure would look good on any of us. Check out Ombre Lips from Real Simple.
Jane Brody is the longtime well-respected personal health columnist at the New York Times. Last week she ran this story on Which Supplements, If Any, May Be Worth Your Money. Liz and Lian each share their approach in this area.
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