Airdate: Monday, January 7, 2013
What if your best friend became your worst enemy? Meili moved to Los Angeles in 2006 and soon met Lisette through a mutual friend. They became inseparable, although Lisette’s controlling and manipulative behavior ultimately led Meili to unwittingly participate in a series of extremely dangerous illegal activities that resulted in her being charged and sentenced to one full year of house arrest. Also, family and friends of a murder victim recount a childhood friendship that turned deadly. And, clinical psychologist and professor of psychology, Dr. Ramani Durvasula, discusses the five key warning signs that may determine if you are involved in a toxic friendship.
Airdate: Tuesday, January 8, 2013
All parents know that one of the toughest and most crucial decisions they have to make is whom they will trust to take care of their child. Whether it’s a nanny, daycare provider or babysitter, leaving one’s child in the hands of someone else can be frightening. Ricki speaks with a father who discovered his son suffered permanent brain damage after being violently shaken by a worker at his daycare facility. Also, a couple who took matters in to their own hands when they suspected their nanny was harming their 11-month-old daughter and a mother who hired – then fired – six nannies in five years! Family law and divorce attorney, Areva Martin, weighs in on these extraordinary scenarios. And, the latest “Nanny Cam” technology that could save your child’s life.
"PSYCHICS GO BEYOND"
Airdate: Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The word “psychic” often conjures up images of crystal balls, tarot cards and predictions of the future. Ricki’s devoting today’s show to dispel these stereotypes in hopes her viewers better understand what a real psychic medium is capable of. Unsuspecting audience members are treated to spontaneous psychic encounters with the help of Maureen Hancock (author of “A Medium Next Door”) who survived a tragic car accident that, she says, left her with the ability to communicate with the deceased. Ricki also introduces us to a teenage boy with an IQ of 140 and extraordinary psychic abilities. And, world renowned psychic medium John Holland joins the conversation to help you spot signs that you or your child may have psychic tendencies and then joins forces with Maureen to help audience members hear from their loves ones on the other side.
Airdate: Thursday, January 10, 2013
YouTube started with one 19-second clip and now has more than one billion videos on the site and gets over four billion views each day. Ricki’s guests took an idea, some time and a video camera to transform their lives from relative obscurity to internet fame and fortune. Currently some of YouTube’s biggest stars, viewers will meet Ryan Higa, the internet comedy superstar with over one billion views; Issa Rae, creator and star of the hit website series “Awkward Black Girl”; Antoine Dodson, the young man at the center of news interview that became “The Bedroom Intruder” internet phenomenon; Rebecca Black, singer of YouTube music video turned mega-hit, “Friday”; William Buckley, the celebrity video blogger known for his snarky comments about the rich and famous on “What The Buck”; and Jessica Harlow, a make-up artist whose video tutorials became one of the top YouTube beauty channels with over 66 million views.
Airdate: Friday, January 11, 2013
Ricki’s tackling some controversial medical issues, including what many consider to be one of the most contentious debates in health care today - medical marijuana. Ricki conducts a daytime exclusively interview with a couple who have made national headlines with their controversial decision to administer marijuana to their 7-year-old daughter who is battling an aggressive form of cancer. Also joining the conversation is their friend and advocate, Cheryl Shuman, whose own battle with Stage Four ovarian cancer led her to be in favor of medical cannabis and Dr. David Smith, founder of the legendary Haight Ashbury Free Clinic in San Francisco who, surprisingly, opposes this medical practice. Also, Ricki introduces us to a remarkable 7-year-old girl currently battling NF-1, a fairly common genetic condition that’s rarely spoken about, and her primary care physician, Dr. Vincent M. Riccardi. And, individuals on both sides of the cochlear implant argument debate the pros and cons of its impact within the deaf community.