MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2012
“Vagina Dialogues” (016RL1)
Grab your pink boas, Ladies...today is all about the sexual empowerment of women! Regena Thomashauer, author of "Mama Gena's Womanly Arts," helps Ricki and her all-female audience channel their inner goddess through an excelled version of Mama Gena's workshop that teaches women of all ages how to maximize their power, passion and sexuality. Also joining the discussion is psychosexual and relationship therapist, Simone Bienne ("Life Changers" and "Loveline") and urologist and internationally renowned expert and pioneer in the field of female sexual medicine, Dr. Jennifer Berman.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012
“Coming Out Stories” (017RL1)
One of the toughest and bravest things anyone can do is to come out as gay to family and friends. Unfortunately, doing so can sometimes ruin relationships and invite scorn, ridicule and discrimination. Today, Ricki’s guests share the joys and heartbreak of their coming out stories. You'll hear Lance Bass, former ‘N Sync teen heartthrob, talk about how coming out nearly jeopardized his career, meet identical gay twins whose relationship was nearly ruined and hear from Romi, one of the stars of "The Real L Word," who did a reverse coming out by marrying a man. Find out why she’s now taking a lot of heat from the gay community.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2012
“It's All About Hair” (018RL1)
Give me a show with hair…long beautiful hair!!! Welcome to Hair-A-Palooza '12. Celebrity hair stylists Chaz Dean, Roy Teeluck, Kim Kimble and Oscar Blandi give Ricki and the audience an education on how to clean, cut, style and accessorize hair. They will cut hair to benefit Locks of Love and Dress for Success, as well as share celebrity hair secrets.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2012
“To Share or Not to Share on Social Media” (019RL1)
How much is too much when it comes to sharing on Social Media? We'll hear from a father whose son nearly fell into an insidious trap set by an online child predator and the actions he took to catch the predator and protect kids in the future. We'll meet a shocked mom who was horrified by what her daughter was posting on Facebook and then used social media to teach her daughter a lesson she'll never forget. And, a social media expert breaks down the do's and don'ts of sharing on social media with a "netiquette" primer.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5
“Life-Changing Adoptions” (020RL1)
From the joyous to the heartbreaking, today's show is about the highs and lows of adoption. We'll meet a white mom who adopted two kids of color and instantly turned her family into a multi-cultural one; a college student who was forced to give up her baby for adoption; and a young woman, born in Korea and raised in upstate New York, who travelled around the world to find her birth parents only to find out she was switched at birth. Plus, a handy lesson on the pitfalls of adoption scams and how to avoid them.