Why Didn’t She Just Leave…

Tomorrow after my regularly scheduled Weight Wednesday show (10amET ch 109), I will be hosting a special on SiriusXM STARS (11amET ch 109) called “Why Didn’t She Just Leave,”

You, my listeners, have been so impassioned about Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson- it feels good to give another hour to discuss them and the prevalence of domestic violence. 

SiriusXM sent out this media bulletin which reads in part: 

“Wednesday, September 17th at 11:00 am ET on SiriusXM’s Stars 109 (Live, call in show with guests)

Why Didn’t She Just Leave with Host Jenny Koppelman Hutt

Domestic abuse has sparked a national discussion. For most women living in abusive relationships, leaving isn’t always a viable option. Inspired by the stories of #WHYISTAYED and messages of hope that are spreading across Twitter, Hutt an author and lawyer who has legions of fans based on her willingness to tackle all issues, will talk with survivors and those who are all too familiar with domestic violence. She will lead the conversation around this topic and will take listener calls.

If following the domestic violence issue, please use the hashtags #WHYISTAYED/#WHYILEFT.”

I hope you’ll listen and CALL IN 888-947-8277!

Your participation is what makes this show and my show worth doing… 


Interview with the great Joan Rivers. She will be missed by everyone.

June 2012

June 2012

Joan Rivers told the best jokes and she got EVERY joke.
But more than that, Joan Rivers was super sweet and lovely.

I was lucky enough to interview Joan Rivers June, 2012 on my SiriusXm show. She was incredible and so kind.  I talk too much..We talk about my late mother, we talked about her daughter Melissa. We talked about her book “I Hate Everyone Starting With Me.” Much of what we discussed came directly from that book !   There’s some snark. And a lot of warmth.
It was such a gift to have time with her and I will cherish that gift. Really.


25 Things I Learned From My Mother

She was so pretty.

She was so pretty.

6 years ago today my mom died.
I’m trying to laugh today- instead of cry (not easy!)
because my mom liked when we laughed.
And she LOVED when we paid attention to her (sound familiar?!)

25 Things I learned from my mother

1. Cover soles of new shoes with scratch-less bottoms. Scuffed shoes look terrible when you cross your legs. 

2. Finger nails and toe nails must always be neat.

3. Chocolate is best eaten while you’re alone in a bathroom.

4. Pajamas are all-day-wear attire.

5. It is more important to make others feel good, than to feel good.

6. Generosity comes in many forms.

7. Give Give Give.

8. It is important to have an “everyday bag.” meaning one new bag for every new

9.”While I have my vanity, I have my sanity”

10. The Bed is an ideal place for meals.

11. Buy something new, give away something old.

12. Gray roots should never show.

13. Be kind to the people who help make you pretty.

14. Be kind to everyone…even morons (sometimes “except” morons).

15. Plastic surgery can be a hobby

16. The best diet is: fruits, vegetables, and cake.

17. Punishing your kid is ok but your punishing MY kid?! Watch out!

18. “69” is when a man and a woman kiss each other’s genitals. 

19. You can always undo bad behavior with a smile. Well, HER smile. 

20. A man should buy you jewelry but if you like something sparkly… buy it yourself! 
21. You can never have enough things that sparkle. 
22. Find your own style 
23. Home made chicken parmigian is breaded chicken cutlet with a deli slice of mozzarella half melted on top. 
24. Fresh baked goods should always be on the kitchen counter.
25. Family First.