Archive of The Skinny: Weight Loss to World Issues

- The Skinny - 20140227 - Dr. Will Clower

59:53 minutes (54.82 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Eat at Chocolate, Lose Weight is a game-changing look at the world’s most surprising (and luscious) health food: chocolate.

Based on new groundbreaking research and the amazing results of his clients, who have lost more than 100 pounds, nutritionist and neuroscientist Dr. Will Clower dispels the myth that chocolate is just a "junk food" by revealing how this succulent food contains healthy antioxidants that can actually help you lose weight.

All you have to do is take the Chocolate Challenge: an 8-week plan that reveals which type of chocolate is the healthiest and exactly how you should be eating it to maximize all of its surprising health benefits, including:

  • Weight loss of up to 20 pounds in 8 weeks
  • Reduced food cravings and appetite
  • Prevention and reversal of diabetes
  • Improved dental health
  • Significant improvement in blood pressure
  • Enhanced energy levels (up to 50%!)
  • Increased skin moisture and UV protection
  • And more!

With Eat Chocolate, Lose Weight, Dr. Clower is finally bringing his incredibly successful—and delicious—plan to chocolate lovers everywhere!

- The Skinny - 20140220 - Hermela Gebremariam and Drew Schoenfeld

59:53 minutes (54.83 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

This week on "The Skinny" host Africa Byongchan Yoon  is pleased to have Ethiopian native Hermela Gebremariam and Fairfield youth Drew Schoenfeld amazing kid correspondents from FAIRFIELD MAHARISHI SCHOOL OF ENLIGHTENMENT and they also are kid correspondents of Fairfield Radio Action News which airs Monday - Friday 6:10 am , 12:10pm and 6:10pm 

First: Yoon interviews the kids about weight loss and transcendental meditation

Then: Then kids interview her right back about her activism and coming to fairfield

- The Skinny - 20140213 - Candy Calderon

59:34 minutes (54.54 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Candy Calderon: Holistic Health Coach and Creator of Ñami by Candy

Candy comes from a business background and worked for several years with international corporations traveling the world developing their business, but always felt in her heart that health & wellness were her true calling. After her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, she took it upon herself to learn everything needed to help her heal faster and naturally. That’s when she learned about the benefits and healing qualities of a plant-based diet, eventually switching to that lifestyle and her journey as a holistic health coach began. She now coaches people on how to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle; she’s an avid plant-based nutrition advocate and educator, chef, plus a yoga & meditation lover. She’s passionate about transmitting her message to everyone in need, but especially to her Latin community both Spanish and English speaking.

You can find her:

· FB:

· Instagram: @candy_nami

· Twitter: @namibycandy

· Email:

Click "Read More" to see one of Candy's favorite recipes.  

- The Skinny - 20140206 - Sonia Summers

59:32 minutes (81.77 MB) Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

THE OUTER BEAUTY EPISODE : WITH BEAUTY EXPERT SONIA SUMMERS and in news  this week RIHANNA named the new face of MAC VIVA GLAM campaign to fight AIDS using what? Lipstick!

Sonia Summers- President and CEO, Beauty Specialty Group After a hugely successful career in the beauty industry, making her mark with several global brands in the likes of Avon Products, Valeant Pharmaceuticals (Kinerase Skincare) and indie brands like DuWop, Sonia decided to build her own business and dedicate her expertise in the beauty industry with a portfolio of brands known to have an innovative and distinct point of difference. With a varied and distinct pool of experience that includes, direct sales (MLM), direct response, retail, home-shopping, spa, international and the Physician-dispensed channels – Sonia has an edge on most companies when it comes to understanding the marketplace and what strategy works best for what brand. That is why she felt a need to share her talents with brands that simply cannot afford the resources or time that it takes to get up to speed and launch into new segments. As a winner of the highly coveted award for branding from “WWD’s Best Executed Brand Launch”, Sonia not only understands the market landscape but, she is expert at the brand story, positioning and the connection to the consumer. 

- The Skinny - 20140130 - Ani Phyo

60:17 minutes (55.19 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)


ANI PHYO is the world’s leading author on detox, raw food, wellness, and fitness, and has written six best-selling books, including “Ani’s Raw Food Detox” (Jan 2014), “Ani’s Raw Food Essentials”, and “Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen,” awarded “Best Vegetarian Cookbook USA 2007″ by Gourmand International.

On this episode she goes into her ANI's 15 DAY FAT BLAST and what goes into her Mastery Raw Food and Detox Certification Courses which help people learn how to make delicious, healthy food at home and/or for business while providing guidance to students who wish to start their own small business in the wellness and natural food categories.

Feb 22+23rd, 2014: Level 1 Raw Food for Home Chef Certification in Santa Monica, CA.

- The Skinny - 20140123- Liana Werner-Gray

59:56 minutes (82.31 MB) Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)


Liana Werner-Gray is a sought-after speaker and advocate for natural healing using a healthy diet and lifestyle. After healing herself this way (including a tumor in her throat), she began lecturing and teaching internationally.

She is the founder and owner of The Earth Diet, where she directs a team that helps people all over the world find recipes that work for them. Through her company, she has helped thousands of people improve, and in some cases even entirely heal, conditions such as cancer, diabetes, addictions, depression, acne, heart disease, obesity, and more. Liana's famous recipes include her vegan 3-ingredient Chocolate Balls, Cashew Cheesecake and Superfood Kale Salad.

Liana was born and raised in outback Australia. At a very young age she befriended the aboriginal community who took her to the outback and taught her how to survive from natural. It was instilled in Liana at a young age that human beings could survive from nature alone.

- The Skinny - 20140116-Dr. Mike Moreno of the 17 Day Diet Breakthrough

60:03 minutes (82.48 MB) Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Dr. Mike Moreno’s bestselling diet phenomenon The 17 Day Diet Breakthrough is helping millions of people lose weight quickly in a safe, healthy, nutritionally sound, and lasting way. In THE 17 DAY DIET BREAKTHROUGH: 80 All New Recipes for Healthy Weight Loss (Free Press/March 27, 2012/ $26.00 hardcover), Dr. Moreno provides not only the diet but delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes and meal plans specifically designed for the 17 Day Diet that will help dieters stick to their plans, drop pounds, and burn fat every day.
Published in March 2011, The 17 Day Diet became an instant #1 New York Times bestseller and has remained on the list for more than ten months, including 11 weeks at #1, with more than 900,000 copies in print. It has been featured on “Good Morning America,” “The Doctors,” “Dr. Phil,” USA Today, Woman’s World, and dozens of other media outlets. The four cycles of the plan—Accelerate, Activate, Achieve, and Arrive—are designed to take weight off rapidly, reset the metabolism, and establish healthy, slimming eating habits. With THE 17 DAY DIET BREAKTHROUGH, Dr. Moreno shows that all this can be accomplished without feeling deprived or hungry, or giving up the simple joy of eating delicious foods.

- The Skinny - 20140109- Dr. Natasha Turner

59:58 minutes (109.8 MB) Stereo 44kHz 256Kbps (CBR)

Natasha Turner

MEET Celebrity Activist and Host of "THE SKINNY" radio show AFRICA BYONGCHAN YOON'S @africayoon NEW DOCTOR. SHE MET HER ON TWITTER after seeing her ON AIR on the @DrOZ SHOW. This week on the SKINNY Dr. NATASHA TURNER @drnatasha 

Dr. Natasha Turner is North America’s leading naturopathic doctor and founder of the Clear Medicine Wellness Boutique in Toronto, Canada. Bright, energetic and practicing what she preaches, her goal is to inspire others to make positive lifestyle choices in order to enjoy healthier lives. Her passion for promoting wellness, fitness and integrated medicine makes her a sought-after speaker for corporations, the public and the education of other medical professionals. She was recently recognized by the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors as being a leader in her field. Dr. Turner is also the first Canadian naturopathic doctor to be featured on The Dr. Oz Show.

- The Skinny - 20131226- Bisila Bokoko

60:07 minutes (82.56 MB) Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Bisila Bokoko is what happens when an African girl is educated, empowered and focused. 

- The Skinny - 20131219 - Ghylian Bell

59:55 minutes (54.87 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

She is the Yoga Commander in Chief, she is a supermodel of inner beauty, she is Ghylian Bell.

Ghylian Bell has been the founder and director of The Urban Yoga Foundation since 2007.  She began practicing yoga in 1994 in the Ashtanga Tradition with Eddie Stern at YogaShala.  At that time, as a stressed out single mother of one, yoga gave her a connection to herself that helped her be a better mother. 

- The Skinny - 20131212- Nelson Mandela

59:23 minutes (81.55 MB) Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)







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- The Skinny - 20131205- Kate Chapman

59:41 minutes (81.96 MB) Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Kate Chapman has just returned from bringing Broadway to Kampala, Uganda.  Having been a cast member of multiple Broadway shows (“Saturday Night Fever,”, “Sweet Smell of Success,” “Pajama Game,” “Les Miserables,” “Mary Poppins,” “Radio City Christmas Spectacular”) it is exciting for Kate to share this amazing art form with the beautiful people of Uganda.  In addition to work in the theatre, Kate is an international motivational speaker and health coach, who inspires others to achieve and live their dreams – while keeping personal health as an important focus.  She has appeared on The Today Show and The View, and has been featured in the Huffington Post, Daily Mail UK, and Prevention Magazine.  You can follow her work on FaceBook at Kate Chapman Health, or at

- The Skinny - 20131121- Janelle Jaspers Jones

59:53 minutes (82.24 MB) Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

This week on The Skinny, there's a 'tint of snow' in the air (and the KRUU studios) as Africa lends the reins to Kathy Snow and Andrew Tint.

Listen to their fun interview with one of Kathy's college roommates, teammates, and besties, Janelle Jaspers Jones. A 3-time state high school high jump champ, 1st team all-state basketball player, and one of Iowa's all-time Top 10-performing heptathletes--Janelle's now a busy mom and personal trainer in Minneapolis with her own wellness-based business called Functional Fitness. Janelle trains clients from all walks and ages. Whether they're in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and even 70s and 80s (who Africa fondly refers to as 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 6s, 7s, and 8s)...Janelle encourages everyone to start making themselves a priority and do what they can to lead a healthier life. Listen and learn while Janelle introduces us to Tabata-style training. Founded in Japan by Izumi Tabata, the Tabata concept is an easily modified type of high intensity interval training that you can customize to your fitness level. Unlike a more complicated or multi-exercise circuit, one Tabata session could be simply two exercises...doing as many squats (or just getting up and sitting down on a chair as many times) as you can in 20 seconds, followed by 10 seconds of rest, and then 20 seconds of push-ups (or do them against the wall), followed by 10 seconds of rest...and repeat 4 times.

- The Skinny - 20131114-Jason Aviles

60:22 minutes (82.9 MB) Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

I know a leader when I see one. I've seen a lot of them. Jason Aviles has all the qualities, the inner peace and the good looks to make a difference.

I love all of my guests, but I have no problem saying this has been my favorite one. Not because i like him best but because I felt honored to see him now, so i can say i knew him then. 


Born in the Bronx borough of New York City and living in the projects for over ten years, Jason overcame many obstacles, but his deepest struggle was coming to accept himself. After some hard life learning lessons, Jason was left with no other option but to trust his heart and pursue his calling to educate our youth. For over seven years he worked in several different educational facilities, communities, businesses, and a maximum security youth prison. During that time Jason saw the huge void, the void between our youth and a fulfilling education. Today, Jason has created a youth empowerment and holistic education non-profit organization, BUBGreat. providing youth with programs that will allow them to explore themselves, learn about themselves, and discover their hidden potential in a safe and healthy environment. Learn more at

- The Skinny - 20131031-Max Tapper

59:59 minutes (82.37 MB) Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)


Max Tapper has been a great friend like an older brother to me he is one of those people who shines a bright light in the room upon entering. I am bringing him to the show because he really has the triumvirate of mind, body and spirit and that connection shows from his work to his workouts tune in for a dynamic discussion and solid plan of how to approach your fit life.

This show is all about exposing amazing people that were along my journey to win in the fight against obesity and new ones I meet that help me maintain. Max was there at 250 all the way down and still.

While many are just recognizing the name MAXIMILLAN TAPPER, for more than ten years, countless others have already been drooling over the versatile actor’s striking good looks.

With major fashion editorials, advertising campaigns, and coveted screen roles under his belt, Max Tapper is rapidly gaining acclaim as one of today’s most promising talents.

Born in 1976 to parents of Jamaican decent, Maxamillan was raised in Brooklyn, New York until at age 13, Max’s family moved upstate to Rockland County where Max graduated from Ramapo High School in 1993. By 1999, Max earned a Bachelor’s degree from Temple University in Exercise-Science and Kinesiology, however, instead of pursuing his dream of becoming a chiropractor, Max headed back to New York City and used his degree to become a personal trainer.

- The Skinny - 20131017-Dadou

59:45 minutes (82.06 MB) Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Dadou 27 is a wardrobe stylist/image consultant based in NYC. He defines his work style as "simply FAB" with many years in luxury retailing; Dadou gained his inspiration through the traits of classical Hollywood and the Golden era of African high fashion.

As the son of an African Diplomat he was exposed to elegance from both the west and Africa from childhood. With this he built a strong taste and style which blended the two.

Dadou has worked in the men’s and personal clientele divisions at: Barney's New York, Saks fifth Avenue and now PAUL SMITH Inc. He has also worked personally styling women of the African elite circle in New York. 

- The Skinny - 20131010- Ocean Robbins

59:15 minutes (81.36 MB) Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Ocean Robbins, CEO & Co-Host

Ocean Robbins was born in a log cabin built by his parents, and grew up eating food they grew on the land together. At age 16, he co-founded an organization called YES!(Youth for Environmental Sanity) that he directed for the next 20 years. For more information check out:

Ocean has spoken in person to more than 200,000 students in school assemblies, and he has organized 100+ seminars and gatherings for leadersfrom 65+ nations. Ocean's work has taken him all over the world, where he has seen first-hand the powerful impact of the food we eat - not just on our health, but on people and economies everywhere.

He is author of The Power of Partnership, and co-author, with his dad and colleague John Robbins, of Voices of the Food Revolution. He serves as co-host and CEO of the Food Revolution Network Ocean.

Ocean is the son of John Robbins who was groomed to be the heir to the Baskin-Robbins empire, which was founded by his father. He had money, prestige, and security, along with an ice cream shaped swimming pool in the back yard. So why did John walk away from the money and the power? His conscience was emerging. He simply didn't want to devote his life to selling ice cream after realizing it makes people unhealthy. So he decided to make a change and forge a new path. Over the last 25 years, John's books about healthy eating and healthy living (including blockbuster bestseller Diet for a New America) have sold millions of copies and been translated into more than 30 lang- uages. He has made hundreds of local and national radio and television appearances, spoken in person to hundreds of thousands of people, founded EarthSave International, and received dozens of awards for his work on behalf of healthy people and a healthy planet. With his son and colleague Ocean, John serves as co-host of the Food Revolution Network.

- The Skinny - 20131003-Tanell Pretorius

59:39 minutes (54.61 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)


Tanell Pretorius


When I pick a trainer I look for 3 things


They Look like they do the workout,


Something about their story and mine gel which means I feel like because of who they are they are the one to get me to my next fitness goal, and lastly  


They have a great heart. Tanell has all three and my search for a trainer in Fairfield is over.

- The Skinny - 20130926- Alicia Witt

62:57 minutes (57.63 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Actor/ singer songwriter Alicia Witt has a lot going on in 2013. This April she co-starred opposite Peter Bogdanovich and Cheryl Hines in the independent family dramedy Pasadena, which begins its festival run at the Sarasota Film Festival and the Newport Beach Film Festival. She also can be heard on the closing credits song, which she wrote and sings with Ben Folds. I Do, which finishes its festival run after over 25 festivals worldwide and 10 awards, and opened nationwide in May. Alicia has two songs featured in this film as well.

Other indies set for release in 2013 include Away from here opposite Nick Stahl: and ‘Bronx Bull’ with William Forsythe and Penelope Ann Miller.

- The Skinny - 20130919-Roxy

59:37 minutes (81.87 MB) Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)




Africa speaks with host of Roxy's Rice Bowl and new novelist


Roxanne Ehrig born 1991 in Hagen, Germany is the daughter of former German Krautrock drummer Eroc who is now a well know mastering engineer. Roxy is currently studying American Literature and Japanese Linguistics at "Ruhr University" Bochum, Germany and joined KRUU for an internship in summer 2013.

- The Skinny - 20130912-Doug Johns

56:54 minutes (78.15 MB) Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Doug Johnson Doug Johns, Vice President of Global Marketing and Product Management for Precor, has more than 13 years of experience in marketing and business, but it’s the past five years he’s spent at Precor that he finds the most fulfilling. An avid distance runner, Doug appreciates working for a company that helps people improve their quality of life by providing products that encourage living an active and healthy lifestyle. He graduated from the United States Air Force Academy and received his MBA from Wharton Business School. Besides staying active, Doug enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.


More Background on Doug


His first experience with Precor was in 1988 when his parents bought him a Precor rowing machine. He's worked for Precor for five years and doesn't ever want to leave. Previous work experience includes marketing roles at Campbell Soup. Doug thinks that sometimes, the benefits of exercise beyond weight loss, are overlooked. He says:

”Thin is different from fit. There are skinny smokers with bad diets that end up having heart surgery. I’ve seen them - I had heart surgery in 2008 and my time in the recovery ward strengthened my passion to 'evangelize' for fitness."  He believes networked fitness is the trend to watch.

- The Skinny - 20130905-Kate Chapman

60:58 minutes (83.74 MB) Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Kate Chapman is an internationally acclaimed singer, actress and motivational speaker. She has appeared on Broadway for over 20 years in shows such as "Mary Poppins", "Les Miserables", "The Pajama Game", "Sweet Smell of Success", and "Saturday Night Fever". She also appeared as "Mrs. Claus" for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular for 5 years. As a Motivational Speaker, Kate shares her own personal stories, including how she reversed several diseases, including obesity, through changing her approach to mind, body and spirit.

- The Skinny - 20130829-TS-Gemma Gambee

59:41 minutes (81.97 MB) Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Host Africa Engo discusses the latest in fall fashion trends with model and fashion trend forecaster/designer Gemma Gambee this week on THE SKINNY

Genna Gambee

Gambee is concept director for jcpenney where she translates the current forecasted fall fashion trends. Born and raised in Chicago, Gambee attended the prestigous School of the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as Loyola University in Chicago. In other words, she knows what she's talking about.

Gambee currently works as Womenswear Trend/Concept Design Manager at jcpenney. Gambee has worked as a Fashion Stylist/Trend Consultant for Kenneth Cole, Walmart, Olsen Europe,, and more. If you want to catch the skinny on what to wear this fall, tune in to THE SKINNY Thursday at 7pm, or catch the rebroadcast Monday, Sept 2nd at 7am.

- The Skinny - 20130815 - Jason Rzepka

55:37 minutes (50.93 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

MTV SVP Jason RzepkaFrom MTV Press- Jason Rzepka has taken on a larger role at MTV as Senior Vice President, Brand Communications and Public Affairs. In this expanded new position,  Rzepka will oversee all corporate communications functions for MTV, including setting external and internal communications strategies for the brand, its various screens and businesses.  He will also continue to oversee MTV’s Public Affairs department and the strategic direction of all “pro-social” campaigns across MTV, mtvU and MTV’s digital properties.

Under Rzepka’s leadership, MTV has engaged millions of young people through a range of award-winning campaigns, including: the Peabody-winning “It’s Your (Sex) Life,” with the Kaiser Family Foundation, which reached over 200 million young people on sexual health issues; the Webby-winning “A Thin Line,” which has inspired 1.5 million young people to draw their own line between digital use and digital abuse; and MTV’s most recent election campaign “Power of 12.”

- The Skinny - 20130808 - Greta Cavazzoni

57:17 minutes (52.45 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Host Africa Engo talks with supermodel and super mom Greta Cavazzoni about baby fat and much more on this week's THE SKINNY.

Born and raised in Modena, a small city in northern Italy, Greta was discovered at a modeling competition in her early teens.  She has graced the covers of Spanish, Italian, British, and German Vogue, French Elle, German Elle, Grazia, Amica, Russian GQ, and has appeared in campaigns for Valentino, Versace, Les Copains, Christian Dior, Laura Biagiotti and Tommy Hilfiger. She has also appeared on numerous catwalks in Paris, Milan, London, Tokyo and New York for a wide selection of top fashion designers including Armani, John Galliano, Givenchy, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Bill Blass, Ralph Lauren, and Oscar De La Renta.

- The Skinny - 20130801 - Kacy Duke

60:35 minutes (55.46 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Welcome to KRUU's newest show The Skinny: From Weight Loss to World Issues with host Africa Engo

Africa & KacyAfrica is a dancer, documentarian, performer, blogger, AIDs activist, UN liason, weight loss advocate, vegan diet proponent, self-proclaimed airhead of the intellectual set, a passionate, colorful soul with a cinema and performance degree from NYU who has worked at HBO and MTV. She lost 111 pounds incorporating exercise, a vegan diet regime, and a run from NYC to Chicago. Check out her documentary "I Love Africa".

Featured guest: celebrity fitness trainer Kacy Duke

Few have affected the rhythm of the fitness industry as strongly as international fitness consultant and personal trainer, Kacy Duke. Named the city’s top workout guru by Allure magazine and the best trainer in New York by New York Magazine, her shining spirit and dedication inspires devoted followers the world over to empower themselves for positive change. Kacy has developed some of the most innovative fitness programs for health clubs and corporations in North America, Japan and throughout Europe, like the 'I Am, I Can and I Do' DVD. She is a co-founder and currently a consultant for Equinox Fitness Clubs.

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