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The Bruce Cook Conversation

The Bruce Cook Conversation

By Bruce Cook
Talking Truth, No Agenda.
Join the talk with Bruce Cook and guests offering no agenda, no spin! Truthful conversation, uncensored. National Emmy Nominated Bruce Cook, one of the original founding producers of “Entertainment Tonight”, among many other broadcast venues on television and radio, has interviewed six American Presidents, stars of Film, TV, Music and Sports. Foreign Royals, Business Tycoons, Authors, Artists, Scientists, Rogues, Visionaries and Dreamers. Cook asks the questions you are thinking about, cutting to the core. Personal, probing, passionate, funny and always on target!
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Listener discussion on homelessness. Guest Howard Burton
Bruce and listeners talk about the out of control homelessness.  In the second half hour, Bruce talks with author Howard Burton from Europe, who gives an outsiders view on what's killing America; anger.
01:00:58
May 3, 2021
Bruce Cook Talks With Listeners, 4-25-21
Listeners to Bruce Cook's radio show, "The Cook Conversation" heard Sundays on AM830 KLAA in Los Angeles, talk with Bruce about immigration, unemployment, cost of housing and back to school in Covid times.
59:37
April 26, 2021
Ron Salisbury, 4-18-21
Ron Salisbury, head of family owned El Cholo Restaurants talks to Bruce about post pandemic changes and recovery in the business of hospitality.
01:02:36
April 19, 2021
Dr. David Millett, 3-21-21
Dr. David Millett, Chief of Neurological Sciences at Hoag Hospital, reveals the truth about Epilepsy; the causes, the cures, and the future for those dealing with seizures.  More than a half million Americans face this challenge daily.  Guess what?  Epilepsy is rarely genetic, almost always environmentally linked.
01:01:06
March 22, 2021
Wells King, 3-14-2021
Washington DC rebel conservative Wells King from American Compass,  a political action think tank organization  known as the “anti- establishment right” tells how our nation both left and right  has gone off course.
01:00:56
March 15, 2021
Leslie Saleson & Thomas Michael Hogg, 3-7-21
Tech start up CEO Leslie Saleson introduces us to workXimity, a new members only site connecting like- minded people seeking business  connections across  the globe in a new age sans offices.  Then, German Business Leader Thomas Michael Hogg shares insider strategy on how to sustain business growth post pandemic.
01:01:15
March 8, 2021
Spencer Critchley, 2-28-21
Democratic Political strategist, journalist and author of the book, “Patriots of Two Nations”, Spencer Critchley, joins Bruce to discuss President Joe Biden’s first month in office; the positives and negatives. The hopes and challenges.
01:00:09
March 1, 2021
Dr. Lauren Bennett, 2-21-21
Dr. Lauren Bennett Talks With Bruce About Cognitive Issues Facing The American Public:  From Brain Fog Caused By Covid-19 to development of dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. What are the signs, symptoms and treatment.
59:29
February 25, 2021
Cottie Petrie-Norris & Jenna Chattalon, 2-14-21
California Assemblywoman, Cottie Petrie-Norris, addresses the 10 Billion Dollar EDD fraud Disaster and Scandal.  Jenna Chattalon talks to Bruce about international travel in times of the Pandemic.
01:01:02
February 19, 2021
Jason Joyce 2-7-21
Jason Joyce, national expert on Amazon.com, talks to Bruce about why Amazon is not your friend.
01:00:03
February 8, 2021
Shawn Ferrel, Kim Chernis, Andy Newman, Tyrell Henderson & Alexis Cardoza, 1-31-21
Will sports return this year to California? Cal State San Bernardino Athletic Director Shawn Ferrell, joins National Champion Women's Volleyball Coach Kim Chernis, Men's Basketball Coach Andy Newman and student athletes Tyrell Henderson and the Nation's Number One Women's Volleyball player Alexis Cardoza talk student athletics during the Covid-19 pandemic, and the importance of sports on campus, and in life.
59:46
February 1, 2021
Dr. Michael Brant-Zawadzki, 1-24-21
Dr. Michael Brant-Zawadzki, Senior Physician Executive at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, California, shares valuable insight on the impact of COVID 19 on American’s mental health now and in the future.
01:00:48
January 25, 2021
Kimberly Resch & Brian Ross, 1-17-21
Kimberly Resch and Brian Ross, media experts under their corporate banner consciouscontent.org, talk life in America restoring humanity in times of mistrust, division, and anger dividing citizens and putting the entire nation into a state of national PTSD. They say there is hope.  It is the answer, along with building back from the ground up locally with our neighbors and friends in the community.
01:00:05
January 18, 2021
Tim Wigmore, 1/10/20
With less than 1% of some 60 million American kids in sports making it to elite status, sports writer Tim Wigmore from the Daily Telegraph in the United Kingdom shares with Bruce his research on how to develop a kid with exceptional talent…the surprising factors that make all the difference in creating champions. Wigmore put his findings in a book he co-authored with Mark Williams, titled, “The Best: How Elite Athletes Are Made”.
01:02:02
January 11, 2021
Elizabeth Rusch and Shawn Chin-Farrell 12-20-20
“You Call This Democracy?” Author of this book, Elizabeth Rusch, talks to Bruce about how to fix our government and deliver power to the people. Then, Bruce welcomes Cal State San Bernardino Athletic Director Shawn Chin-Farrell, to discuss a campaign to raise funds to support student athletes in need, while quarantined on campus with no homes to return to, during the pandemic.
59:51
December 21, 2020
Sam Starns on Elopement, 12-13-20
Bruce thought, what a better way to shake the doom & gloom of the Covid Blues, than to talk about the happiness and hope of a wedding? Photographer and author, Sam Starns talks to Bruce about eloping in these troubled times. They also talk about young people charting their course in life, during this difficult time in history. Sam wrote a book on these topics called, “Elope Your Life; A Guide To Living Authentically”
56:47
December 14, 2020
Jerry Rollins & Laz Ayala 12/6/20
Bruce takes to the ice to talk to former hockey star, Jerry Rollins, who turned his playing career into a successful business career and wrote a book about it called, Enforcer To Entrepreneur; Achieving Hockey Stick Growth In Life, Business and Sports…in the second half, Activist and real estate entrepreneur Laz Ayala joins Bruce to slam the immigration system in the United States. Ayala wrote the book, “Illegal: One Immigrant’s Life or Death Journey to the American Dream”, which has been turned into a documentary.
01:02:24
December 7, 2020
Charles Denyer & Barbara Goldberg, 11/15/20
Bruce welcomes Charles Denyer, who wrote the book, “Texas Titans: George HW Bush and James A. Baker, A Friendship in Power”, to chat about the current political landscape…Then, Bruce talks to Barbara Goldberg, Founder of Wells Bring Hope. The Foundation raises funds and gets volunteers to drill water wells in Niger, bringing safe, drinkable water to one of the poorest nations on the planet.
01:01:23
November 16, 2020
Ken Falke and Dan Pontefract 11-8-20
With Veterans Day coming up, Bruce talks with Ken Falke, who spent 21 years in the US Navy as a Bomb Disposal expert, about PTSD, and the long term challenges facing our veterans. Falke, who is the Chairman of The Boulder Crest Foundation, wrote the book, “Struggle Well; Thriving in the Aftermath of Trauma”…then, Bruce talks with Dan Pontefract, nationally recognized Business strategist and contributing writer to Forbes Magazine and the Harvard Business Review, about the the travel industry, after the pandemic.
01:01:03
November 9, 2020
Jason Boyce and Kenneth McKillion 10-30-20
Is Amazon really a good thing? Bruce ponders Amazon, and what their affect is on our neighborhood stores with e-commerce expert Jason Boyce, who authored, “The Amazon Jungle”. In the second half hour, Attorney Kenneth McCallion, who wrote the book, “Covid-19; The Virus That Changed America And The World”, talks with Bruce about the affect Covid-19 will have on the 2020 Presidential Election and beyond.
01:01:54
October 31, 2020
Richard Correll, TV Producer, Director, Writer & Actor and Horror Movie Museum Curator, 10-18-20
Actor, Director of Film & Television, Television Writer & Television Producer Richard Correll, who co-created & wrote the widely popular “Hannah Montana” series for the Disney Channel, talks to Bruce about unveiling the World’s Largest Collection of Horror Film Memorabilia! It’s all Curated into A New Hollywood Museum called, “Icons of Darkness”.  And, could there be a Horror Hall of Fame in the works?
01:00:51
October 19, 2020
Retired Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Katherine Mader, 10-11-20
Retired LA Superior Court Judge Katharine Mader joins Bruce, for a look at law and order, fairness in court, unjust sentencing and bail. Judge Made was the LAPD’s first Inspector General, and has authored the book, “Inside the robe; A Judges Candid Tale of Criminal Justice In America".
01:02:15
October 12, 2020
CA Sen Tom Umberg, (D), and Treatment Liaison Megan Leyen from New Directions For Women, 10-4-20
Bruce and Sen Umberg discuss President and First Lady Trump contracting the Covid-19 Corona Virus and election fraud.  Then Bruce talks with Megan Leyen from New Directions For Women about recognizing and treatment of substance abuse in women.
01:01:22
October 5, 2020
Sally Struthers, Emmy Award Winning Actress & Activist, 9-20-20
Sally and Bruce have been long time friends, through the television industry.  They take a walk down TV memory lane, from "All In The Family" to the "Gilmore Girls", being active in the local and world community, and the new rules regarding working in the television and film industry during the Covid Pandemic.
01:01:19
September 21, 2020
Deidre Pujols and Dr. Sandra Morgan Talk Human Trafficking, 9-13-20
Deidre Pujols, wife of baseball super star Albert Pujols, is the Vice President of the Pujols Family Foundation.  Deidre also runs the Open Gate Kitchen, dedicated to help transition human trafficking victims and others back into society.  Dr. Sandra Morgan is the Director of the Global Center for Women and Justice at Vanguard University and a member of the White House’s Public-Private Partnership Advisory Council to End Human Trafficking.  They talk with Bruce about the crisis of human trafficking in Southern California, and working with the victims of trafficking.
01:01:52
September 14, 2020
Spencer Critchley & Mike Learakos, 8-30-20
Spencer Critchley, author, activist, award winning producer-composer and consultant to former President Obama, talks with Bruce about the Democratic and Republican primaries, and the road to the White House.  Then, Executive Director of Waste Not OC, Mike Learakos talks to Bruce about Waste Not OC and Impact The Change's 40 foot cold storage unit, which was converted from a refrigerated cargo container.  'The Beast' is a fully self-contained, off the grid, solar powered cold storage unit, able to store up to 25,000 vacuum sealed, ready to heat-&-eat meals, and donated food.
01:02:00
August 31, 2020
Conversation with Charles D. Hayes and Shawn Farrell, 8-23-20
Bruce Cook talks with ex-Dallas Police Officer-turned author, Charles D. Hayes.  Hayes wrote, "Blue Bias", and talks about society's attitude towards police and racism throughout the country.  In the second half, Shawn Farrell, Cal State San Bernardino's Athletic Director, discusses the pandemic's affect on education and athletics with Bruce.
58:48
August 24, 2020
Dr. Sandra Morgan, of Vanguard University, on Human Trafficking & Life Coach Babbi Anderson, of New Directions For Women, on Substance Abuse, 8-16-20
Bruce Cook talks Human Trafficking with Vanguard University's Director of the Global Center for Woman's Justice. In the second half hour, Babbi Anderson, a Life Coach for 'New Directions For Women' talks to Bruce about Substance  Abuse. This show originally aired on August 16, 2020 on AM830 KLAA
01:01:45
August 17, 2020
Bruce Cook Conversation with Leah Durant and Laz Ayala, 8-9-20
Bruce talks with Leah Durant about legal troubles over vaccines and vaccinations.  In the second half hour, Laz Ayala joins Bruce to discuss the immigration failure and modern slavery. This was originally broadcast on, "The Bruce Cook Conversation" on August 9, 2020 on AM830KLAA.
01:02:56
August 10, 2020
Cottie Petrie-Norris, Democratic California Assemblymember in South Orange County, 7-26-20
Bruce and Ms. Petrie-Norris discuss her ideas to flatten the curve of Covid-19, while keeping Small Businesses open. This episode was first broadcast on “Bruce Cook Live”, on July 26, 2020 on AM830KLAA
59:30
July 27, 2020
Shawn Farrell & Lew Stowers, 7-19-20
Shawn Farrell, Athletic Director at Cal State San Bernardino & Veteran Sports Broadcaster Lew Stowers join Bruce to talk about how the landscape of College Athletics around the country have, and will continue to change, during the Covid-19 pandemic.  They also talk about the life of a truly unique woman, Angela Madsen.  The three-time Paralympian, world record holder in the shot put, surfing records and nine Guiness Book of World Records holder for ocean rowing, overcame a back surgery gone wrong, homelessness and discrimination to become an inspiration to all, and a rising force in the LBGTQ community.  She tragically died doing what she loved, alone in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, while attempting to become the oldest person, 60 years-old, to row solo in a 20 foot ocean rowing boat from Marina Del Rey, California to Honolulu, Hawaii.
59:35
July 20, 2020
Stephan Paternot, 7-12-20
Bruce discusses Hollywood’s film industry future, during and after the pandemic, with Producer Stephan Paternot, who is the co-founder & CEO of Slated, the world’s first online film finance market place. Steph also founded theGlobe.com, one of the first social networking service companies in 1994.
01:00:08
July 13, 2020
Dr. Charles Dorsey & Dr. Rachel Dore, 6-28-20
Community Activist Dr. Charles Dorsey, a member of the Board of Directors for New Directions For Women, talks with Bruce about substance abuse in the black community.  Then, clinical psychologist Dr. Rachel Dore and Bruce discuss eating disorders, alcohol and drug abuse during the pandemic and societal unrest during this turbulent year.
01:00:39
June 29, 2020
Edward Segal, 6-21-20
On this Father’s Day edition, Bruce welcomes crisis management expert Edward Segal, who authored the book, “Crisis Ahead”, to talk about the changing of our culture on so many different levels, including corporations changing the names of their products that could be considered racially offensive, in the light of the Black Lives Matter movement.
59:50
June 22, 2020
Mike Goldman, 6-14-20
Professional leadership coach Mike Goldman and Bruce talk about business, and the critical need for real leadership to, quote, pick a side. The author of the book, “Break Through Leadership”, explains what he means, when he says neutrality is dead in the business world.
59:60
June 15, 2020
Melinda Harrison, 6-7-20
Olympian Melinda Harrison, who swam for Team Canada in the 1984 LA Olympics, talks to Bruce about the cancellation of this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. Harrison is now a professional level executive coach, helping pro athletes transition into the business world, and is the author of the book, “Personal Next”.
59:48
June 8, 2020
Dr. Shannon Sovndal, 5-31-20
Bruce’s guest is Boulder, Colorado Emergency room doctor, Dr. Shannon Sovndal, author of the book, “Fragile: Beauty & Chaos, Grace & Tragedy, and all of the hope in between”. Bruce and Dr. Sovndal discuss the social unrest mixed with the coronavirus pandemic, and the crisis created in the nation’s emergency rooms.
59:35
June 1, 2020
Ron Salisbury, 5-24-20
Ron Salisbury, owner of the El Cholo and other Southern California restaurants, talks with Bruce about restaurants and other small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. They also talk about Salisbury’s latest book, “What They Don’t Teach You At The CIA…The Culinary Institute of America”.
59:41
May 25, 2020
Brian Carberry & Sue Bright, 5-17-20
Brian Carberry, Senior Editor of the Apartment Guide and rent.com, talks to Bruce about the vicious cycle of renters and landlords both trying to make their payments during the corona virus pandemic. Then, Sue Bright, the Executive Director of New Directions for Women, discusses with Bruce, people dealing with addictions during the pandemic.
59:41
May 18, 2020
Candice Rosen, 5-10-20
Candice Rosen, a registered nurse specializing in Health Sciences and the founder of the Pancreatic Nutritional Program, talks to Bruce about Healthy eating & why it matters, especially with diabetes on the rise. Rosen wrote the book, “Forget Dieting: It’s All About Data Driven Fueling”.
59:33
May 11, 2020
Chris Berg & Paul James Smith, 5-3-20
Chris Berg and Paul James Smith, authors of the book, “The Night Police”, join Bruce. Both authors’ resumes read like crime novels, themselves! Berg is a retired undercover narcotics agent, with many international cases under his belt. Smith is a Marine, Coast Guard Reservist, Federal Agent and local lawman. In 40 years, Smith did everything from handing out traffic tickets to being involved in special ops at Ruby Ridge and Waco. Bruce talks with Berg & Smith about the type of people that decide to go into a career of law enforcement, and what a cops life is like, behind the senses.
01:00:40
May 4, 2020
Marc Morial & Katy Alexander, 4-26-20
Former Mayor of New Orleans, Marc Morial, who is currently the President of National Urban League, discusses with Bruce uniting the mayors of the US to tackle the problems facing big cities, such as jobs, money and infrastructure, during the pandemic and beyond… In the second half hour, Katy Alexander Intake Manager at New Directions 4 Women, talks to Bruce about preventing drug and spousal abuse during the pandemic.
01:02:33
April 26, 2020
Mike Goldman & JC Clow, 4-19-20
Business Consultant Mike Goldman joins Bruce to talk about the affect the pandemic is having on businesses, small and large. Goldman wrote the book, “Breakthrough Leadership Team: Strengthening the Heart and Soul of Your Company”. In the second half hour, Restauranteur JC Clow, Managing Partner & Founder of The Winery Restaurants in Southern California, talks with Bruce about the challenges and the difficulties during the pandemic, especially family owned businesses, and the road back.
01:01:23
April 19, 2020
Ron Brand, 4-12-20
Attorney Ron Brand, labor & employment law expert, talks with Bruce about all aspects of labor law, on the state and federal level. With the corona virus pandemic, runaway unemployment and businesses of all sizes on shaky ground are testing these laws. Brand also explains the state and federal unemployment benefit programs.
59:57
April 13, 2020
John Moorlach, 4-5-20
California State Senator John Moorlach serving the 37th District in Orange County, talks with Bruce about the financial state of California, the dangers of the flight of businesses to other states, the state of our crumbling school system and infrastructure, and what needs to be done to keep the Golden State solvent.
01:00:52
April 6, 2020