Welcome to “Ira’s Everything Bagel,” featuring Ira David Sternberg talking with intriguing people about their passions, pursuits and points of view.
A new show is posted Thursday. Previous shows are archived.
Sternberg’s career includes decades of professional broadcasting as well as public relations, writing and communications. He was inducted into the Nevada Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame in 1998. He also is host of “Talk About Las Vegas With Ira” (https://talkaboutlasvegas.com), talking with the celebrities, entertainers, writers, and personalities who make Las Vegas the most exciting city in the world!
A sample of the wide variety of guests, by category, who have appeared with Ira:
Dana K. White (Decluttering at the Speed of Life and How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind); Richard Becker (50 states, a collection of short short stories); Joshua M. Greene (UNSTOPPABLE: From Auschwitz Survivor and Penniless Immigrant to Wall Street Legend, The biography of Siggi B. Wilzig; Michael S. Green, (Lincoln and Native Americans); Dermot Turing (X, Y & Z: The Real Story of How Enigma Was Broken); Rob Barnett, (Next Job, Best Job: A Headhunter’s 11 Strategies to Get Hired Now); lan Stavans, editor, How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish; Ted Sobel (Touching Greatness); Colin F. Baxter (The Secret History of RDX, the Super-explosive that helped win World War II); Robert Teitelbaum (Frogs and Snails and Mobster Tales and Hiding in Plain Sight); Betsy Rohaly Smoot (Parker Hitt: The Father of American Military Cryptology); Laura McBrid (We Are Called to Rise and In the Midnight Room); Tyler D. Parry (Jumping The Broom, The Surprising Multicultural Origins of a Black Wedding Ritual); Robert Wittman (Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World’s Stolen Treasures and The Devil’s Diary: Alfred Rosenberg and the Stolen Secrets of the Third Reich)
Marilyn Greenwald (Eunice Hunton Carter: A Lifelong Fight for Social Justice); Brandon K. Winford (John Hervey Wheeler, Black Banking, and the Economic Struggle for Civil Rights)
Leo Pearlstein, publicity pioneer, food consultant, author, speaker, and “PR Food King”; Rebecca Weintraub and Steven Lewis (InCredible Communication: Uncover the Invaluable Art of Selling Yourself)
Sonia El-Nawal, chef-owner, Rooster Boy Cafe, Las Vegas; Ernie Weir (aka Don Ernesto), owner and operator, Hagafen Cellars; Richard Pink, owner, Pink’s Hot Dogs, Los Angeles; Michael Politz, publisher, CEO, and founder, Food & Beverage Magazine
Marta Soligo, postdoctoral research faculty (International Gaming Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
Ross Bennett, comedian & stand-up comedy coach; Mark Malkoff, host, “The Carson Podcast”;Edwin Rojas, president, Rojas Talent Group; Woody Goulard (KHJ Los Angeles: Boss Radio Forever — 1960s Rock and Roll Radio History); Mark Richards, host of “Starcade,” cable television’s first original game show, and a contestant coordinator for “Jeopardy”; Charles Pignone, president of Frank Sinatra Enterprises and Sinatra archivist; Bruce Vilanch, comedy writer, songwriter and actor; Debbie Wileman, a vocalist specializing in Judy Garland and other legendary singers; Worbey and Farrell (Well Strung: Terrific Tales from Two Turns)
Andrew A. Erish (Vitagraph, America’s First Great Motion Picture Studio); Bernard F. Dick (Engulfed, The Death of Paramount Pictures and the Birth of Corporate Hollywood); Shane Stanley, multi Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and author (What You Don’t Learn in Film School); Douglass K. Daniel (Anne Bancroft: A Life); Joseph McBride (What Ever Happened to Orson Welles? A Portrait of an Independent Career); George Stevens, Jr. (My Place in the Sun, Life in the Golden Age of Hollywood and Washington)
Cynthia Meyers, owner and founder of Confluence Financial Planning, LLC
HEALTH AND PSYCHOLOGY
Kimberly Malloy, marriage & family therapist; Amy Ayoub, founder, The Zen Speaker
Joe Wallenstein, (Flynn & Miranda: Your Right to Remain Silent)
Greg Bordner, owner, Abbott’s Magic Company & the 83rd Abbott Magic Get Together (August 4-7); Joshua Jay (How Magicians Think: Misdirection, Deception, and Why Magic Matters); Award-winning magician Fielding West
Steve Herman, senior White House correspondent and subsequently White House bureau chief (2017-2021) for Voice Of America; “Sweet” Dick Whittington, Legendary Southern California air personality
Dr. Jason Steffen, associate professor of physics at UNLV, who also was a member of the science team for NASA’s Kepler mission
Chris Raney, host, YouTube channel, “Yellow Productions”; Marta Soligo, postdoctoral research faculty (International Gaming Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas); Sarah Murdoch, professional tour guide, travel writer, artist and occasional architect
Deviant Ollam, physical penetration specialist (breaking into buildings, gated communities, & “impenetrable” server rooms); Jon Gadget, host,YouTube channel, “Jon Gadget, Gear For Life Reviewed; David C. Andersen, Digital marketing manager of knifecenter.com and host of its YouTube Channel