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Wayne Avrashow – Expert on California Politics and Colorful Political Novelist.  Wayne Avrashow is a frequent contributor to RealClearPolitics and political junkie.  He has an extensive background in California politics, served on two government commissions, was chair of a Los Angeles County ballot proposition, and co-authored ballot arguments.  He began as a campaign manager for two victorious Los Angeles City Councilmembers and later served as chief of staff.  As a lawyer and lobbyist, he represented clients before numerous California municipalities and in Nevada and Idaho.  He has lectured at Southwestern University of Law and was an adjunct professor at Woodbury University in Los Angeles.  He authored numerous op-ed articles that appeared in daily newspapers and in legal, business, and real estate publications.  He authored Success at Mediation: 10 Strategic Tools for Attorneys, a book used by law students at the University of Southern California School of Law. And he is the author of a current Amazon best-selling novel Center Stage: A Political Thriller (2021, RealClearPublishing) about a rock star who runs for the U.S. Senate.  His experiences in politics, government and business, and as a practicing attorney provide unique insight into the machinations and characters that populate political campaigns.  His website is  He can be contacted directly at 818-995-1100 or

What Every Politician Should Know About Surveys.  Dr. Louis Perron – Political Consultant.  Regardless of what they say in public, politicians need (and jump on) surveys like a junkie needs heroin. When I talk with clients, I am nevertheless often surprised about the prejudices regarding public opinion research, hence why in this post, we will clear up some of the basics. Every serious election campaign should start with a baseline survey. Period. (When I say serious campaign, I mean a campaign with a budget of more than half a million dollars). There are candidates who delay taking a survey mostly because they are afraid of seeing the numbers. They want to do something first before getting a survey. This is the equivalent of a pilot saying that he doesn’t need the navigation system to take off and will just turn it on once he’s up in the air and doesn’t know anymore where he is. Good luck with that! Contact guest directly in Zurich, Switzerland.
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Gini Graham Scott, Ph.D., J.D. Do You Know Your Dog Type?  Features New Personality System by Internationally Published Author.   If you do, you can better understand your personality and that of others. This new personality system is described in a newly published book is called What Type of Dog Are You? which shows how you can better understand your personality type and apply it to better relate to others – in your family, with friends, and at work. The system features some very popular dogs that make personality typing even more relatable and fun than traditional personality systems, like Myers-Briggs, DISC, and color profiling. These four types are the more assertive leader type (the German Shepherd), the very sociable people person (the Pomeranian), the helper-supporter type (the Golden Retriever), and the more serious researcher type (the Border Collie). The system is based on knowing the types of dogs you and others like the most and least and having fun with it. You can also substitute other popular dogs for the different types. Contact guest directly in San Francisco, CA.  Phone: 925-385-0608. Cell: 510-919-4030.

Michael Harrison – Founder/publisher TALKERS magazine – Animal welfare advocate.  The animal welfare anthem “I Know You’re Real” that appears on the new Gunhill Road album What Year Is This! has been picking up an accelerating number of views this past week – approximately 1,400 per day – solely based thus far on radio interviews. The song’s lyrics, penned by Michael Harrison and recited by him on the recording and video, discuss the metaphysical nature of the relationship between humans and animals as well as the connectedness of all sentient life forms to the universe at large. The video, described by talk media host Thom Hartmann as “a masterpiece,” displays a fascinating array of photos and video clips depicting animals – domestic and wild – and cosmic images. Harrison recently became a regular working member of the legendary NYC-based band, Gunhill Road, that has been around since the late 1960s. Harrison used to play the band regularly on his morning show on WNEW-FM in New York.  Now almost a half century later, he’s a member of the band. To book Harrison to appear as a guest talking about animal welfare, cosmic consciousness, and the golden days of FM rock radio, please contact him directly at or call Barbara Kurland at TALKERS at 413-565-5413.  To view the video, please click here.