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Tonja is a daytime television star whose myriad of life experiences lends a clear view of the important issues facing our world today.  Having both traveled amongst the jetsetters and been brought back down to Earth by personal tragedy and loss, Tonja's sense of humor and lust for life, combined with her insatiable desire to get to the truth of every story make for very interesting journalism.  With stories from business to entertainment, and politics to human interest, this show will become one that you just can't miss.





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From the world of entertainment, business, pop culture, and politics audiences have enjoyed intimate interviews and spirited discussions with Tonja Walker and her guests, for the past three years and still do today. She is committed to broadcasting unbiased journalism with a humorous flair and her own special sensitivity. Tonja believes that education, prosperity, and happiness are basic human rights. As a small business owner, wife, mother, author, philanthropist, film producer, and award-winning actress, Tonja wants to do all she can do make sure that the next generation of Americans, and those to come, grow up in a strong, vibrant and powerful America.

Emmy-nominated Tonja Walker is an actor, singer, writer, producer, wife, mother, and passionate journalist. Tonja is best known for her portrayals of comic women and “the women you love to hate” including her role as Alex Olanov on ABC’s One Life to Live and Olivia on General Hospital. She has worked with Zac Efron, Matt Dillon, Ryan Phillippe, William Shatner, Nathan Fillion, and Calista Flockhart to name few. Excuse Me for Living, opens on October 12th nationwide in which she co-stars with Jerry Stiller and Wayne Knight. My Dog the Space Traveler with Chris Lemmon is set to come out in 2013. 

Tonja has toured nationwide with major recording artists, performed on RCA records. She has

performed in countless benefits with Liza Minnelli, Victor Garber, Michael McDonald, the late Whitney Houston, Michael Bolton, and others. Following her marriage to Cleveland entrepreneur Edward Davidson, she became the proud mother of three step-children, Evan, Samantha and Alec, and proceeded to have two beautiful girls Isabella Grace and Abrianna Elaine. Wanting to stay home with her family, but still wanting to work, Tonja ventured into production. As Associate Producer of Enchanted April, Tonja won a Tony nomination for BEST PLAY. She created TWD Enterprises in 2007 and produced her first film, The Derby Stallion, which won several awards including the New York Independent Film and Video Award for Best Picture, The Dove Award, and The London Children’s Film Festival Award. In addition, she cast Zac Efron in Derby, awarding Zac his first lead role in a film. She has continued to create projects, which include Straight Talk Live! with Tonja Walker.

Awarded the title of National Project Love Internet Safety Advocate last year, Tonja has continued her dedication to children’s safety. Tonja cares deeply about children, and the quality of people’s lives and works to protect everyone’s right to pursue happiness. So, along with debates about what is really going on in the world, her guests will share secrets to their success, how they have coped with life’s challenges, and their strategies to help you live a more prosperous and happy life.



Topics include politics, news, pop culture, and special segments:


Star Power - Intimate interviews with stars from the stage, screen, music world, theatre and film, as only can be heard on air with Tonja.



Harvey Fierstein - The American actor and playwright is best noted for his Tony Award Winning plays Torch Song Trilogy and La Cage aux Folles. Viewers may also know him for his roles in popular movies like Mrs.Doubtfire and Death to Smoochie.


 
Martha Byrne - This American actress is best known for her roles on As the World Turns, General Hospital and The Bold and the Beautiful. Byrne is also an eight-time Daytime Emmy Award nominee, winning both Outstanding Young Actress in 1987 and Outstanding Lead Actress in 2001.
 
Tristan Rogers - Rogers is an Australian American actor best known for his role as Robert Scorpio on the hit General Hospital. He also starred on The Young and the Restless on and off from 2010 until now.

Josh Kelly - Josh Kelly is an American actor who started his career as Cutter Wentworth on One Life to Live. More recently he appeared in the last two Transformers movies. He has also served our country as a prestigious Army Ranger having done 3 tours in Afghanistan and 1 in Iraq.


 

Lucie Arnaz - Lucie Arnaz is an actress, singer, producer and activist. Growing up in L.A. with parents Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz she was literally born to perform. She has experience on television with guest spots on Murder She Wrote, Law & Order and many others. She also has had a very successful stage career in plays like Annie Get Your Gun and They’re Playing our Song.


Gary Stevens - Gary Stevens is an American Thoroughbred horse racing jockey as well as television personality, actor and sports anchor. He has won numerous awards and races in his career and also received acting roles in the film Seabiscuit and the HBO series Luck. He currently works for both HRTV and NBC sports.
 








The Summit
- This segment features top business leaders who share their expertise to help our audience reach their peak of potential, providing strategies and personal experience from their varied professional backgrounds.  Advertisers and experts in this area are from the world of finance, real estate, and those who have found significant success through entrepreneurship.




Janis Spindel - This entrepreneur started Serious Matchmaking Inc., a business designed to help upscale professionals find love. Originally catering to both men and women, she now focuses only on men. She is headquartered in New York’s Upper East Side, but travels all over for clients.


 
Kassie Depaiva - Through her successful career as an actress and singer, Kassie Depaiva has proved that she can be very business minded in her endeavors. Her most notable acting roles include Chelsea Reardon in Guiding Light and Blair Daimler Cramer on One Life to Live. She has created a dynamic niche for herself not just in acting, but also in music. Her roots are in country and soul having toured with Bobby Womack. She has even sung backup with the Rolling Stones.
Bobbie Eakes - Known for her roles as Macy Alexander on The Bold and the Beautiful and Krystal Carey on All My Children, Bobbie Eakes has had great success in her career. She has also branched out into the music world much like her friend mentioned above. Eakes was lead singer of the band Big Trouble in the mid-80s and has more recently hosted shows on the music channel Great American Country. She has strategically placed herself in such a way that she can pull audiences from a number of demographics.

Cameron Mathison - Mathison is an attractive Canadian actor and television host. His most notable role is Ryan Lavery on All My Children. He currently co-hosts Instant Beauty Pageant on the Style Network and is also a correspondent on Good Morning America. He also serves as a special correspondent for Extra.

Steve Alten - This Philadelphia native is the author of successful book series Meg about the fictitious survival of the Megalodon. Alten got his undergraduate degree from Penn State and his Masters in Sports Medicine from University of Delaware. He also has his doctorate in Sports Administration from Temple University.


Rob Faris - As Senior Vice President of Outside Television, Rob Faris is responsible for creation and development of all network programming content. As the leader of the acclaimed team of producers, directors and writer, Faris has won four Emmys for television production. He also collaborates with Outside Magazine’s editors to keep content fresh while
coming up with new concepts.
Antione Abeddy - As manager of Lenox Jewelers in Fairfield, CT, Antione Abeddy is an expert on current trends as well as a successful businessman. He has appeared on many different talk shows to showcase his pieces from Lenox Jewelers.
Dr. Christopher Bogart - As Executive Director of the Southfield Center for Development in Connecticut, Dr. Bogart works with children, teens and parents. Dr. Bogart has his PhD and is a licensed psychologist. He conducts comprehensive psychoeducational and ADHD evaluations. He has also conducted research in ADHD, Social Skills Training and depression in children.
Joe Pantoliano - Known for his role as Ralph Cifaretto on The Sopranos , Joe Pantoliano or “Joey Pants”, has created a successful acting career. Outside of acting, Joe is an advocate of education on mental illness. He founded the nonprofit No Kidding, Me Too which aims to educate and break down the social barriers associate with mental illness. He also created a
documentary to accompany this.
Joshua Margolis - As founder of Mind Over Matter NYC, Joshua Margolis has been providing busy New Yorkers with the tools necessary to staying healthy even with a hectic lifestyle. MOM takes an at home approach to health and fitness for those who can’t make it to the gym. Margolis has his degree in sports psychology and holds an array of health certifications. He also has experience in the corporate sector as he previously had clients from large corporations.








Straight Talk
 
-These influential leaders talk about the current trending issues and help viewers understand the media and political climate of today. Straight Talk also aims to show the more human side of these public figures by keeping things lighthearted at times and proving that leaders can have a sense of humor. Guests sit-down to delve into the hot button issues like the current election as well as the day’s top news stories. 




Governor Christine Todd WhitmanRepublican Governor of New Jersey and the first female governor.  She was the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in the administration of President George W. Bush.  She is the CASEnergy Coalition Co-Chair and a proponent of nuclear energy being an important part of America's energy policy.

Congressman Jim Himes - Representing Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District, Jim Himes has been serving since 2009 for the Democratic Party. Hines attended Harvard University for his undergrad and last received his Masters of Philosophy from Oxford University. He is currently working on the House of Representatives committee on Financial Services.


Steve Obsitnik - The Republican candidate running for Congress’ Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District, Steve Obsitnik is a business leader and former U.S. Naval officer. Obsitnik wants to create more jobs in Connecticut as well as improve education.








Healthy & Beautiful U
- Experts from the fields of health, medicine, beauty, homeopathy, natural medicine and exercise, fashion, meditation, and psychology will be here to encourage listeners with tips to help them have a better, happier, more beautiful quality of life.  Advertisers might be dermatologists, estheticians, hair salons, spa, vacation resorts, clothing companies, plastic surgeons, massage therapists, nutritionists, colon care centers, spiritual empowerment groups, photographers, cosmetic lines, or any business that helps us be more healthy and more beautiful inside and out.



Dr.Maharaj - Dr. Maharaj is a hematologist/oncologist and Director of the South Florida Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Institute in Boynton Beach, Fl. He leads the investigation on a new treatment approved by the FDA which “zaps” cancer cells to destroy them.

Christy Goldfeder - Christy is the Founder of Delicious Life Health Coaching. She also developed the Delicious Life Anti Diet after she achieved lasting weightless. She received her expertise from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition after enrolling in the Health Coach Training Program.








Our Green Planet
 
- Inspired by work done by The Green Bronx Machine, this segment will consistently introduce listeners to groups, individuals, companies and nonprofits that are greening our planet and helping to raise eco-conscious citizens.  This segment will show us the progress and the effort being made to our world in every area imaginable.  Experts who advertise here may be from: eco-friendly energy companies, stores that sell earth friendly, products, green grocers, caterers, water purification companies, organic land care companies, organic exterminators, organic cleaning companies, green dry cleaners, holistic shops or authors with a green living focus.



Straight Talk Live TV


Straight Talk with Tonja Walker is a series, which capitalizes on an already successfully built radio program that airs weekly on WICC 600 and turns it into a daytime television talk-show where an ever expanding audience can be reached. Straight Talk takes advantage of Tonja Walker’s celebrity, being a well-known face on daytime television for the past 19 years, starring on General Hospital, One Life to Live, Guiding Light, as well as being a successful writer and producer.

The appeal and distinct possibility for countless guest stars makes Straight Talk with Tonja Walker comparable to shows such as Dr. Oz and Oprah.


 

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