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Ask Dr. Bunny. What is the Art Of Survival? Mark Pierce, guest.

Mark and Stacey Pierce

Mark and Stacey Pierce

Mark Pierce, Author and Publisher, joins Dr. Bunny to discuss the amazing story of his father, Charles Pierce, who survived 6 concentration camps.  Mark also talks about the new book “The Art Of Survival” – a must-read for anyone interested in love, miracles and survival!

About “The Art Of Survival”:

The Art of Survival is one of the most intriguing books of the decade and one you will not only want to read but will want those you care about to read.

The Art of Survival is the TRUE story of Charles Pierce who spent six horrifying years as a slave of the Nazis during the wars years (1939-1945). You will feel his fears and his daring, facing death and torture day after day as he is shifted from ghettos to work camps to death camps. Along your way, you will experience his pain and determination to survive, constant hunger, the freezing conditions of Polish winters, beatings and hard labor. Near the war’s ending you will feel a lump swelling in your throat when the American’s arrive to rescue this man and others only days before the collapse of Hitler’s reign. But this is NOT the ending of the story. In ways, it is merely the beginning: The second half of the book unfolds in America where Charles finds the true love of his life. And so, if you like true adventure and triumphant love stories you simply will not want to miss this great read.

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Ask Dr. Bunny. What is ATRA and how can it help you? Dennis Madden, guest.

Dennis Madden, ATRA CEO

Dennis Madden, ATRA CEO

Dennis Madden, CEO of ATRA (Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association) , joins Dr. Bunny to discuss the incredible history of ATRA and how it became the world’s largest trade organization of transmission rebuilders, transmission specialists and transmission part suppliers.  An extremely interesting interview with Mercury Broadcasting’s Title Sponsor!

About ATRA:

Founded in 1954, the Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association (ATRA) is an international trade association for the professional automatic transmission repair industry.

Located in Oxnard, CA, ATRA has over 2,000 members worldwide. Our membership consists of more than 2000 repair specialists, students, schools, and suppliers, all supporting the training, research and improvements for transmission repair.

Every ATRA Rebuilder Member must adhere to ATRA’s Code of Ethics…ATRA’s standards for providing honest, professional service. So, when you take your car to an ATRA Rebuilder Member, you’re assured of polite, professional service, at an honest price.

And not just automatic transmission repair: most ATRA members also provide diagnostic and repair service for manual transmissions, clutches, differentials, driveshafts, drive axles, and transfer cases.

Fixing transmission problems is our specialty. Whether its transmission maintenance, simple transmission repair, or a complete transmission rebuild, you can be sure there is an ATRA member nearby to help. Having problems with your check engine light? One of our local members can help. Looking for transmission service advice? Your local ATRA member has the answers.

You’ll find our members throughout the USA and Canada. With ATRA’s Golden Rule Warranty you have the comfort of knowing you’re covered by the largest network of automatic transmission repair specialists in the world, that kind of assurance makes the ATRA name the only one you need to trust.

Browse through our wealth of information on transmission repair and transmission service. We are the most visited website in the transmission repair industry for that reason and we would be happy if you made us your premier transmission repair specialists.

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Ask Dr. Bunny. Volunteering? How do you find time? Jann Huling, guest

Dr. Bunny and Jann Huling

Dr. Bunny and Jann Huling

Jann Huling, volunteer extraordinaire and all around amazing woman, joins Dr. Bunny to talk about volunteering – how she finds the time & how fulfilling it is!  Tune in and prepare to be inspired!

About Jann Harter Huling –

Jann was born and raised in Ventura County. Graduated from Ventura High and UCLA. She has one biological son, Ian Huling and, she adopted his best friend Bobby Fischer. Bobby blessed her with one beautiful granddaughter named Meadow Lily.

Jann’s passion has always been the “under dog” and with a true desire to make a difference in our world.  Jann made a challenge to herself on Thanksgiving day 2014 to meet one homeless neighbor a day.  Jann no longer wanted to hear “oh that one homeless guy with his dog on the avenue or that lady at Ralphs”.  They are human and have a name and a story. She has taken to the streets and meets our homeless neighbors daily in any City she is in, Jann always will ask them their name and engages with them in regard to their story of just how they ended up on the streets.  Jann provides them resources and often provides them with new socks and a bags of dog food if the have pets.  They are Hopeless they are Homeless This journey has changed Jann’s life.

Jann is employed as the Business Development Manager for ServiceMaster Integrity  located at 1601 Ives Ave Bldg E, Oxnard, CA. They are a disaster restoration company. Specializing in fire, smoke, water, mold, etc.damage.  This has allowed her to help people in some of their darkest hours after a devastating fire or flood.

Jann serves on the Board for Project Understanding, as Vice President, and she was awarded Board Member of the Year in 2015.  She also serves on the board of the City Center Transitional living.

Jann was honored to have been Recently elected to serve on the board of the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce. Jann is active with the Ventura Chamber and was awarded Volunteer of the Year in 2013 and the Ambassador of the year in 2014 and again in 2015.

Jann loves animals she has 2 rescue dogs, Minnie Mojito and Sir Buddy Winston III along with 2 cats Puff Daddy and Raider and her Hobbies are Running, Sailing and Kayaking.  She enjoys reading and cooking, but most of all laughing.

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Ask Dr. Bunny. How does a successful business woman find more fullfilment? Caryl Cantrell, guest

Caryl Cantrell and Dr. Bunny

Caryl Cantrell and Dr. Bunny

Caryl Cantrell joins Dr. Bunny to discuss her entrepreneurial life, travel, volunteering and fundraising.   A third-generation Venturan, Caryl followed her heart to help her father, and followed her dream to return to Ventura.  Listen in as Caryl shares how patience and persistance resulted in a more fulfilled life!  What an inspiring woman!

About Caryl Cantrell:

Caryl has volunteered and raised funds for Project Understanding for several years, running half marathons for Ventura County Marathon Training which raises money for Project Understanding.  As a Board member, Caryl hopes to find creative ways to fundraiser and help bring awareness to the needs of the homeless community.  After almost 30 years in shopping center management, Caryl is currently the Leasing Development Manager for Macerich at Pacific View Mall focusing on short term and seasonal leasing.

About Project Understanding:

Project Understanding provides hope by developing and directing resources for the purpose of transforming lives and community through justice, mercy and compassion.
Project Understanding had its beginnings more than forty years ago when the people of the faith community stepped forward to make a difference in the lives of those around them. Leadership and members of half a dozen congregations collaborated in their efforts to work toward helping the underserved in this community.The agency was officially incorporated on July 7, 1977.

Project Understanding has initiated a number of programs that have since incorporated as separate agencies. Among these are FOOD Share (the county food bank) and the Ventura County affiliate of Habitat for Humanity.
As the needs of our community members shift, we strive to evolve and adapt our services and programs with the dynamic nature of those we serve and their needs.

Contact Caryl Cantrell at (805) 642-0605 ext. 232
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Ask Dr. Bunny. What’s the latest in eye surgery? Dr. Paul Dougherty

Paul Dougherty

Paul Dougherty

Dr. Paul Dougherty joins Dr. Bunny to discuss the fascinating topic of laser eye surgery! It is absolutely amazing to learn how advanced eye surgery has become, and how much it can help us when we need it! Tune in as Dr. Dougherty shares some very interesting info we all need to know!

About Dr. Paul Dougherty: Paul J. Dougherty MD, medical director at Dougherty Laser Vision, is among the nation’s most experienced laser and lens-based vision correction surgeons. In addition to serving as medical director of Dougherty Laser Vision (with offices in Westlake Village, Camarillo, San Luis Obispo and Beverly Hills, California) Dr. Dougherty is an assistant clinical instructor of ophthalmology at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA’s Geffen School of Medicine. He has served as a principal investigator for multiple FDA clinical trials including CATz topography-guided LASIK, Visian ICL for both myopia and hyperopia, Raindrop Implant for presbyopia and the Tetraflex Accommodating and Softec HD IOLs.

Dr. Dougherty graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania – the nation’s oldest university. He then graduated first in his class at the UCLA School of Medicine and completed his residency at UCLA’s Jules Stein Eye Institute, where he performed award-winning research on the then nascent field of laser vision correction. He next studied corneal and refractive surgery as a fellow at the Phillips Eye Institute in Minneapolis where he trained under Richard Lindstrom M.D.

Dr. Dougherty was one of the few surgeons in the United States to perform laser vision correction on an investigational basis prior to FDA approval in 1995. Since then, he has personally performed more than 30,000 vision correction procedures. In 1997, he also became one of the first eye surgeons in the nation to have LASIK surgery performed on his own eyes. He was recently presented with the Staar Surgical Green Jacket Award as one of the leading implanters of the Visan ICL in the US.

An outspoken advocate and educator, Dr. Dougherty routinely lectures and teaches the latest techniques to other surgeons. He has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Refractive Surgery, and authored the recently published consumer guide titled “See For Yourself: The Eye-Opening Guide to Permanent Vision Correction.” Dr. Dougherty has been featured in national news media including “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “The Doctors,” “CBS Early Show,” People Magazine, “E! Entertainment News” “The NBC Today Show” and USA Today.

Dr. Dougherty has been honored for his many philanthropic efforts including the Andrew Dougherty Vision Foundation – a 501c3 nonprofit organization he founded to provide pro-bono vision correction surgery. The organization targets homeless individuals in the U.S. and disadvantaged patients worldwide in regions devastated by war and natural disasters. It also trains local surgeons in those regions to carry on the Foundation’s mission by teaching them the lastest cataract and refractive surgery techniques. Its most recent mission was to Port-au-Prince, Haiti to provide vital cataract surgery to scores of needy patients. This ambitious effort was the subject of a story on ABC’s “Nightline.”

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Ask Dr. Bunny. What’s in the mind of an Alzheimer’s patient? Zoe Murdock, guest.

Zoe Murdock

Zoe Murdock

Author Zoe Murdock joins Dr. Bunny to discuss her most recent book “Man In The Mirror – A man finding himself as he loses himself to Alzheimer’s”. This book is a work of fiction, inspired by her father who had Alzheimer’s. Tune in and hear the reasons why Zoe chose to write this as a novel, and the things she learned along the way. A fascinating interview!

More about “Man In The Mirror – a man finding himself as he loses himself to Alzheimer’s: What goes on in the mind of a person as they succumb to Alzheimer’s disease? Man in the Mirror is a novel about a man succumbing to Alzheimer’s, but it is so much more than that—it’s the story of a man’s life.

Aaron Young seems to be a simple working man, but as the disease begins to take away his short-term memory, the memories from his more distant past grow strong and his complexity is revealed. More than anything, he wants to be free and live his life in a natural way, like he imagined it would be when he was young. If only he could recapture the deep significance of his experience in India during World War II when he flew on dangerous missions “over the hump” from India to China. Even with the war going on, it was the only time in his life when he felt free and at peace with himself.

Although Aaron is surrounded by those who love him and want to take care of him, whenever he gets the chance, he takes off to the red rock desert of southern Utah where life is simple, and he doesn’t have to worry about someone caging him in.

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Ask Dr. Bunny. Painting with a focus on Customer Service? Justin Engelbach, guest.

Justin Engelbach and his lovely family

Justin Engelbach and his lovely family

Justin Engelbach, owner of Fresh Coat Painters in Santa Barbara, joins Dr. Bunny to discuss how he got into the painting industry, what the highlights of his business are, and how he makes customer service his number one priority.

Justin has had a fascinating life so far. He’s lived in many diverse places, loves experiencing new cultures, built high rises in Los Angeles, taught English in Japan (where he met his lovely wife, Michele!), and now owns his own thriving painting business that is very customer service oriented.  Listen in and prepare to be inspired!

About Justin Engelbach and Fresh Coat Painting of Santa Barbara:
After graduating from the University of Northern Iowa in 2003 with Construction Management and Business Management degrees, Justin followed his passion for traveling and headed west to San Diego. He worked as a Project Engineer for Douglas E. Barnhart, Inc. (now Balfour Beatty Construction US) where he completed elementary school, middle school, and high school renovations plus a ground-up 25,000 sqft new elementary school, all for the Ramona Unified School District in Ramona, CA.

Following a two-year English teaching position in Japan, Justin moved to San Francisco in 2006 and began working for Howard S. Wright (now Balfour Beatty Construction US). Justin worked as a Project Engineer and Project Manager on multiple projects while in the Bay Area and Los Angeles, most notably a 800 guest room renovation of the Hyatt Burlingame SFO, a 400 guest room renovation of the Marriott Union Square, a ground-up public works parking structure for the city of Vallejo, and a 23-story residential high rise in Hollywood. In between management positions for different projects, Justin was heavily involved in pre-construction services, conceptual estimating, and hard-bid estimating.

In September, 2013, Justin left Balfour Beatty to start his own company, Fresh Coat of Santa Barbara. Justin said this of his new en-devour…

“The approach to customer service in Japan just blew us away. From the minute you request a service, or walk into a store or restaurant, everything is centered around the customer. Having been involved with construction for the past 15 years, we researched trade industries that notoriously struggle with customer service. It was through our research that we noticed a large separation between the painting industry and quality customer service. It is this separation which provided us with a perfect opportunity to marry my construction management experience with the service expectations we strive to provide our clientele.”

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Kimberly Yates of Virginia is our WINNER!

Kimberly Yates of Virginia is our WINNER!

Today is the day we announce the WINNER of our Mercury Broadcasting $100 giveaway… Drumroll please… CONGRATULATIONS KIMBERLY YATES from Virginia!! WINNER of the $100 GIVEAWAY!!

Kimberly, please e-mail me, Dr. Bunny Vreeland, at and give me your mailing address so I can send you the $100 check!

We would love to see a pic of you with the check when you get it so we can post on Mercury Broadcasting Facebook page!

Thanks so much to everyone who entered!  Mercury Broadcasting appreciates everyone’s questions!

Ask Dr. Bunny. Where do an author’s ideas come from? James Gray, guest.

James Gray

James Gray

Author James Gray joins Dr. Bunny to discuss his 3 books, including his latest one “Tales Told”.  Listen in as James describes some of the interesting situations he’s found himself in – including spending an afternoon in the rain with 3 hookers…. oops!  I mean high class Call Girls!  Ideas come from everywhere!  A fun & interesting interview!

More about James Gray’s current book “Tales Told”:

Mysteries, romance, futuristic tales, comedy, teen angst and part memoir where the names have been changed to protect the . . . well, you be the judge. Reminisce the wild teens and travel back in time to the era of black-and-white Saturday cinema, and tales of the awkwardness of growing up.

Filled with sweet reminiscences and the funny awkward moments between friends, Tales Told brings you back to when relationships were simpler, and the hilarity of innocence was everywhere.

James Francis Gray, author of ‘Kali Is Your Code Name’ and ‘Gumshoe’, is back with his witty humor and wry observation. Filled with the hijinx of adolescence, the awkwardness of first loves, and the sweetness of fond childhood memories. Come back to 1950’s Massachusetts. You’ve already come to know the romp of Kali, and the sleuthing John Peterman, Esquire, of Gumshoe.

Here, in his first anthology, we see a bit more of the personal side of James Francis Gray in stories that are sure to bring back fond memories of the local neighborhood.

Enjoy reliving classic movies, the warmth of family and friendship, and trying to get to know the girl next door, as James shares a bit of his more personal side.

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Buy hard copies of James Gray’s books at these Ventura, CA locations:

Bank of Books
748 E. Main St.
James F. Gray Printing
2261 Palma Dr. #2
Gems and Glitter Boutique
2690 Loma Vista Rd.
The December Store and More
1599 Spinnaker Drive, Suite 105
Tatiana’s Coffee & Tea
2470 E. Main St.

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Ask Dr. Bunny. From Brain Tumor to Cupcakes? Guinevere Heath, guest.

One of Guinevere's beautiful creations!

One of Guinevere’s beautiful creations!

Guinevere Heath joins Dr. Bunny to discuss how she dealt with having a brain tumor, cut 30 inches off of her beautiful hair, had surgery, healed — and started a cupcake business! This is a beautiful story of a woman who realized she had the right to find her passion and go for it! She’s following her heart, has a lovely family, she makes AMAZING cupcakes, and so much more!!

About CupCake’s Sweets For You:
Fresh baked sweets of all kinds – cakes, cupcakes, cake pops, cookies, and so much more. I also make diaper motorcycles, diaper cakes, diaper cradles and fun Holiday sweets for your kids or you to take to school/work. This is my passion and I want to share it with you.

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