June 7, 2001

Today's world of rock and roll would have been much different without the influence of women artists such as Big Mama Thornton and Janis Joplin. Music writer Gerri Hirshey talks with Todd about how women have contributed to the music world since the early 1900's. Her book is "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place: The True Story Of Women In Rock".

Sheriff Joe Arpaio is working to crack down on people who abuse animals. He talks with Todd about the public's appreciation for his efforts.

Family-issues journalist Nicole Wise talks with Todd about how parents can work on scheduling less in their child's day. She talks about why parents need to balance their own lives with that of their child's. Her book is "The Over-Scheduled Child: Avoiding The Hyper-Parenting Trap".