In the guest chair:

Jenna Shulman, Dana Barrett and Marianne Garber

Jenna Shulman, Dana Barrett and Marianne Garber

Jenna Shulman and Marianne Garber from JELF (Jewish Educational Loan Fund) joined me in the studio to talk about the high cost of college and the gap that often exists between government loan packages and the actual cost of college. JELF grants interest-free loans to Jewish students from Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia for post-secondary study at accredited institutions. JELF’s loans are “last dollar” — they supply the final funds that a student needs to attend school.

Sandra Micek, the Senior Vice President of Marketing at USA Today  also joined us by phone to talk about the 24th anniversary of Make a Difference Day, Saturday October 25th.

Adam G. from was also with us for the Work Hard / Play Hard segment. Every Friday, Adam shares his top picks for upcoming fun events in Metro Atlanta such as festivals, restaurants deals, sporting events and outdoor activities.

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Wanna know why we do the things we do? Join The Dana Barrett Show Business Book Club for a discussion of THE POWER OF HABIT by Charles Duhigg on Monday November 10th at South City Kitchen in Vinings! Get all the details and sign up to attend here:


Retail shopping on Thanksgiving is not cool. Eat turkey. Watch football. Have a glass of wine. Hug your family. Or fight with them. Either way don’t go to the mall. And maybe encourage others to stay away too! #savethanksgiving #boycottmacys #boycottblackthursday #StopBlackThursday

Barbara Walters is a very smart woman, but apparently she doesn’t know the meaning of the word retirement. She’ll be back on ABC in December for a 10 Most Fascinating People Special. I think maybe she just wanted a retirement party and a cake. Which I totally get. Who doesn’t love cake?