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My Favorite Gifts for Families this Holiday Season - By Deirdre Imus, December 5, 2017 - The holiday season offers the opportunity to spend time with family and friends, create lasting memories, continue family traditions, and invent some of your own. 

Exclusive Interview: Deirdre Imus Is on a Mission to Save Our Kids and Remove Toxins - Alpha Rising spent time with Deirdre Imus and got an exclusive tour of the Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center at Hackensack University Medical Center in NJ. Bottom Line: The more we remove poisonous toxins, the more we save our kids' lives. 

Put Denim in Your Walls and Get Healthy: We got an inside look at all the recyclable materials used to build the Women and Children's Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center in NJ. It turns out, you can use the same materials to remove carcinogens from your home.

Dara Berger talks to the I-Man about her book, "How To Prevent Autism"   Click Here For The Interview! 

 


 

Deirdre's Book Pick Of The Week

The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben - Are trees social beings? In this international bestseller, forester and author Peter Wohlleben convincingly makes the case that, yes, the forest is a social network.


High Aluminum Found in Autism Brain Tissue: New Study Indicates that Widespread Exposure to Aluminum Is Setting the Stage for Catastrophic Neurological Damage 

Deirdre's Dish Picks

 

Healthy Holiday Roasted Tricolor Carrots & Brussels Sprouts: Recipe and photo courtesy of Rebecca DeSimone - An easy, simple, & tasty healthy Holiday dish everyone will love!

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With the closing of The Imus Ranch For Kids with Cancer, The Imus Ranch Foundation was formed to donate 100% of all donations previously devoted to The Imus Ranch for Kids with Cancer to various other charities whose work and missions compliment those of the ranch. The initial donation from The Imus Ranch Foundation was awarded to Tackle Kids Cancer, a program of The HackensackUMC Foundation and the New York Giants.  In addition, once the Imus Ranch for Kids with Cancer is sold, 100% of those funds will be contributed to The Imus Ranch Foundation.

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    Vicky Ward Likes to Tell Icky Stories

    Someone with a masters degree in English from Cambridge University, like Vicky Ward, has no business talking to Imus, a master cowboy. But this unlikely duo found common ground in their mutual appreciation for salacious stories, like the one Ward tells in her book, The Devil’s Casino, about the bigwigs at the new defunct Lehman Brothers. Just how she came into the icky details of drugs and backstabbing is a subject of great interest itself.

    She received a call one day asking if she was the Vicky Ward working on a book about Lehman, and quickly said yes. “Well, you need to see some documents I have,” said the voice on the other end of the line. This person also told Ward they would write the “definitive story of Lehman” themselves, but feared it would spell disaster for his career.

    “I didn’t know what he was going to hand over,” she said, but agreed to meet this man by herself, at 7am on a Saturday morning, someplace 90 minutes outside Manhattan.

    Though she was a bit nervous, Ward’s a tough cookie, having dealt with mercenaries in Africa and received death threats in the past. “I had done enough due diligence on this guy, and I knew he was legit,” she told Imus. “He had actually worked at Lehman. The chances of me ending up dead in a ditch were about .5 percent. But, you never know.”

    The risk was surely worth the reward, as the documents handed over to Ward were invaluable firsthand accounts of the last 25 years at Lehman Brothers, kept by senior members of its staff.

    “The diaries were commissioned in the hope that everyone would remember things that one man wanted them to remember,” she said, referring to Joe Gregory, the number two guy at the firm. The result was not what he had in mind, nor was it anything he wanted to go public.

    “They wrote down stories of backstabbing and betrayal,” said Ward. The diaries also divulged tales of rampant rule-breaking, competitiveness, and lying that dated back to the 1970s.

    And not much has changed since Lehman’s collapse in 2008, and the undoing of other large firms like Bear Stearns: just last week, the SEC charged Goldman Sachs with knowingly selling bad mortgages to clients for the profit of a hedge fund. Goldman insists they were under no obligation to tell their customer what they knew.

    “Really, what we should see in the financial reform bill, it should stop bankers from making immoral choices,” said Ward, who knows of several “boutique banks” that are now cautioning employees to use better judgment.

    It raises the age-old question of whether morality can be legislated. If that’s the case, the entire cast of the Imus in the Morning program is in even more trouble than Wall Street.

    -Julie Kanfer
    

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