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Oct 11, 2016

After 12 years at the helm of the show that carries her name, Nancy Grace is leaving HLN. Seema sits down with CNN Producer Greg Overzat as they look back on how their careers evolved because of Nancy, what they've each learned, and a few of their fondest funny memories. Greg shares some behind-the-scenes details on the high-profile cases Nancy has covered from Michael Jackson's "murder," to Tot Mom, Casey Anthony, as well as Nancy's unique perspective on Whitney Houston's untimely death. Greg also reveals what being with Nancy during her stint on Dancing With The Stars was like. Love her or hate her you will enjoy this toast to a bonafide TV icon.

Guest this week:

Greg Overzat on Twitter & Instagram - @imsooverzat

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Oct 4, 2016

Tyra Patterson has been in prison for 22 years for being involved in the murder of 15 year-old Michelle Lai. And for every day for the last 22 years, Tyra has said she is innocent.  Decide for yourselves as Seema goes to Dayton, Ohio to reexamine this case through the eyes of witnesses, co-defendants, jurors, lawyers, and more.  In this episode Tyra's mom, Jeannie Patterson, sits down with Seema to discuss Tyra's childhood, their family, and her recollection of September 20, 1994.  Jeannie shares some fascinating revelations about the case.

PLEASE SIGN - https://www.change.org/p/governor-kasich-free-tyra-Patterson

Video of Crime Scene - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFrU9QaJj2Y

Tyra's 911 call - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTb5hcWUcwE

The Guardian's series on this case including videos
Part 1 - http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/ng-interactive/2016/jan/14/the-injustice-system-us-prisons-tyra-patterson-michelle-lai-dayton-ohio-montgomery-county
Part 2 - http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/ng-interactive/2016/jan/15/the-injustice-system-part-two-tyra-patterson-trial-michelle-lai-dayton-ohio-us-prisons

 

Check out our website: TheBollywoodLawyer.com for the Blog, other articles, pictures & videos! COMING SOON a "Tyra Patterson" page! 

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Sep 28, 2016
Tyra Patterson has been in prison for 22 years for being involved in the murder of 15 year-old Michelle Lai.  And for every day of the last 22 years, Tyra has said she is innocent.  Decide for yourselves as Seema goes to Dayton, Ohio to reexamine this case through the eyes of witnesses, co-defendants, jurors, lawyers, and more.  

"Why I care about Tyra Patterson & What I'm doing about it" - http://www.thebollywoodlawyer.com/single-post/2016/09/20/Why-I-care-about-Tyra-Patterson-What-Im-doing-about-it

PLEASE SIGN - https://www.change.org/p/governor-kasich-free-tyra-Patterson

Video of Crime Scene - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFrU9QaJj2Y

Tyra's 911 call with transcript​

 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTb5hcWUcwE
The Guardian's series on this case including videos
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@Rosebalzano19

@victoriamanna

Sep 20, 2016

Seema speaks to Saketh Myneni, India's #1 singles tennis player, from Davis Cup in New Delhi, India.  Saketh discusses his rise in tennis, the challenges of the pro tour and why he plays for our home country, India.

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@Rosebalzano19

@victoriamanna

 

Sep 13, 2016
Food Lawyer & Professor Baylen Linnekin discusses his debut book, Biting the Hands That Feed Us, which explores the fascinating regulations in the food industry.  Baylen explains sustainability, GMOs, food identification laws, the bias against "ugly" produce, what the 'Jelly Bean Rule' is and much, much more!  If you are someone who EATS FOOD then you must listen to this interview.
 
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BUY Baylen's Book Biting the Hands That Feed Us - https://www.amazon.com/Biting-Hands-that-Feed-Sustainable/dp/1610916751/
@baylenlinnekin
Sep 6, 2016
In this episode, Seema sits down with Joy Reid, host of MSNBC's "AM Joy" that airs weekend mornings from 10am-12pm.  As a political commentator and journalist, Joy gives her expert analysis on the media's role in this election, as well as some insight into how her team at "AM Joy" covers the candidates.
 
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Our producer can be found on Twitter @RoseBalzano19
 
 
This Week's Guest:
Follow Joy @JoyAnnReid @amjoyshow
Aug 30, 2016

Seema sits down with Comedian/Author/Filmmaker Negin Farsad to discuss her new book "How To Make White People Laugh" in which she describes how, as an Iranian-American woman, she went from being Mexican to Black to now, a bit of everything, and how she fused her passions for theater and politics into social justice comedy.

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This Week's Guest:

@NeginFarsad

neginfarsad.com

Buy "How To Make White People Laugh" HERE - https://www.amazon.com/How-Make-White-People-Laugh/dp/1455558222

Negin's Podcast "Fake The Nation" - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fake-the-nation/id1130124619?mt=2

Aug 16, 2016

Renowned Criminal Defense Attorney Frank Rothman discusses being the star and subject of the documentary film "F**k You, Mr. Rothman", how his father led him to a life of representing criminals, and why wanting to 'win' drives him. 

 

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Check out the trailer to this must-see film here -

https://vimeo.com/135480991

www.frankrothman.com.

Aug 9, 2016

This episode is the first in a series that will reexamine high profile cases in our nation's history.  What effect does extensive publicity have on a legal case?  In the case of Charles Manson, did the media coverage have an impact on the verdict?  This and more in this episode of #TheBollywoodLawyer. 

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@RoseBalzano19

Aug 2, 2016

In this episode Seema shares her personal reasons for why she is supporting Hillary Clinton for President.

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Jul 25, 2016

In this noisy, boozy episode Seema sits down at a local bar with 3 political news producers to discuss last week's 2016 Republican National Convention - the highlights and, of course, the lowlights.

Jul 19, 2016

Chandresh is a 7th generation spiritual healer, as well as an author, speaker and meditation expert.  With his ancient culture, Chandresh has created a modern day philosophy that will help all of us achieve peace, happiness and awareness.  His truly eye-opening book "Break The Norms" is on sale now!

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This Week's Guest:

@cbmeditates

http://cbmeditates.com/

http://www.breakthenorms.com/

Jul 12, 2016

Podcaster and Photographer Randi Lauren Klein sits down with Seema right after her day in Housing Court. Randi explains, with humor and detail, the procedure of filing a lawsuit against your landlord.  This episode will provide much needed information for so many people having similar struggles. #womenpodcasters UNITE!

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This Week's Guest:

Ranting with Randi:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ranting-randi-randi-lauren/id1112763932?mt=2

on instagram & twitter: @doodlehedz

Check out Randi's gallery: randilaurenklein.com

Jul 5, 2016
Author, Historian and Princeton University Professor Meg Jacobs discusses her new book 'Panic At The Pump: The Energy Crisis and the Transformation of American Politics in the 1970s'.  We all need to care more about energy all the time, not just when gas lines are long and fuel is expensive.  Meg's book is the FIRST-EVER on this subject.  Buy it today!
 

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This Week's Guest:

@MegJacobs100
 
You can buy the book discussed in today's episode here: 

 

Jun 29, 2016

Seema, a child of arranged marriage calls upon her mom, Geetha, to explain what is arranged marriage, its history in India, the pros and cons, and what people look for in arranging a marriage.  You will be SHOCKED to hear how Seema's parents met and married.......

 

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Jun 21, 2016

'The Fatherless Daughter Project' is a non-profit organization, a book and a documentary film.  In this episode you will meet registered nurse & life coach, Denna Babul, and psychotherapist, Dr. Karin Luise, co-authors and co-creators of 'The Fatherless Daughter Project'.  Whether you are a father, daughter, mother or son, you will gain valuable insight from this episode.

 

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This Week's Guest:

Dr. Karin Luise - @DoctorKarin

Denna Babul - @FDPrjct

http://fatherlessdaughterproject.com/

To purchase the book: https://www.amazon.com/Fatherless-Daughter-Project-Understanding-Reclaiming/dp/159463369X

Jun 14, 2016

There is no Bollywood or Law without Fitness for Seema Iyer, so she's brought in two of NYC's Top Trainers, Shaun Zetlin and Victor Reyes to discuss the first steps to getting healthy.  They talk nutrition, exercise, sleep, stress and the best apps/gadgets to get you motivated!  Take notes during this episode because you will get tons of tips whether you are a novice or already a fit kid.  

 

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This Week's Guest:

Twitter & Instagram 

​@zetlinfitness @victorwreyes​

www.zetlinfitness.com

 
To buy Shaun Zetlin's Book "Push-Up Progression" 

Jun 7, 2016
​In this week's episode Seema speaks to Attorney Esha Krishna​swamy, who is lobbying on behalf of Ali Mohammed Al Nimr.  Ali, a 20 year old Saudi Arabian, awaits execution by beheading and crucifixion unless he can be saved.  THIS IS URGENT!  Ali committed no crime but may be put to death ANY DAY NOW, merely for peacefully protesting when he was just a 16 year old boy.  Please listen to this episode then HELP
 

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This Week's Guest: 

#SaveAliMohammedAlNimr by signing this petition: https://www.change.org/p/congress-demand-that-saudi-arabia-ends-juvenile-execution.  
 
For more information on how to #SaveAliMohammedAlNimr:  
Esha Krishnaswamy - @eshaLegal

 

Jun 1, 2016
In this episode Seema goes back to Mississippi to reexamine their troubled public school system. You will hear from school superintendents, teachers, students and Representative Jay Hughes who ran on the platform, "It ALL Starts with Education!"  Special BONUS OUTTAKES with Mississippi's Funniest 1st Graders!
 
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Seema's 1st piece on Mississippi's Schools for MSNBC - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SE-N9cOCUWQ
Rana Mitchell @ranamitchell
Rep. Jay Hughes @Jay4District12 / http://jayfordistrict12.com/
Jarrius Adams @harvard135
 
 
You can keep the conversation about this issue going by using the hashtag in #EducationMovesTheNation
May 25, 2016

Matt Ritter tells Seema why he left Big Law for the limelight of LA, how he's developed a multi-faceted career in Hollywood and how the law is still part of his life, while getting him plenty of laughs.

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@RoseBalzano19 on twitter
 
 
This Week's Guest:
@mattritter1

 

May 17, 2016

"The Return' is a compelling new documentary film that examines prisoners reentering society after being released when California's controversial ‘3 Strikes Law’ was amended in 2012 by Proposition 36. 'The Return' details how felons, their families and the justice system grapple with this historic reform.

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THE RETURN Premieres May 23, 2016 at 10 PM ET on PBS
Follow the film on Twitter @TheReturnDoc
http://www.thereturnproject.com/
May 10, 2016
Seema goes to San Francisco for Shape The Law's first-ever Unconference.  Shape The Law is a new organization for female lawyers founded by four extraordinary women: Jeena Cho, Mary Redzic, Alix Devendra & Laura Maechtlen.  Seema interviews both the organizers and many of the attendees on topics such as wellness, communication, work-life balance, and attorney-client relationships.  Even if you don't carry a #womancard you will love this insightful, interesting and humorous episode.

 

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Our producer can be found @RoseBalzano19 on twitter
 
Founders of the event:
 
@shapethelaw
@alixdevendra
@maechtlen
@jeena_cho ('The Resilient Lawyer' Podcast) 
@maryredzic
 
Attendees that were interviewed:
 
Judith Gordon of Organic Communication - @judithsgordon
Criminal Defense Attorney Jennifer Jennison - @jennjennison11
Avantika Rao, Immigration & Human Rights Attorney - @sachumanrights
Find Alexandra Arneri's podcast on human rights - thegravity.fm
May 3, 2016
Mark Anthony, 'The Psychic Lawyer', discusses his life as apsychic medium, author & attorney. Mark inherited psychicgiftsfrom his parents, yet still chose to pursue the practice oflawfrom prosecution to private practice. Now Mark focusesonconnecting people with their lost loved ones.  
 
To schedule a reading, purchase Mark's bestsellingbooks'Evidence of Eternity' and 'Never Letting Go' or attend anevent,go to Mark's website-http://www.evidenceofeternity.com/
Twitter @PsychicLawyer
 

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Apr 26, 2016

This week Attorney Lee Rowland of the ACLU breaks down what the First Amendment is, what rights it includes and who it protects.  Then Seema and Lee take a look at how the 2016 Candidates, as well as their protesters, are pushing Constitutional boundaries. (You will love the compilation of clips!)

 

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You can follow our guest Lee Rowland here
@berkitron
@aclu

Apr 19, 2016
In this week's episode Seema welcomes her friend Faith Jenkins who details her journey from the Bayou to Beauty Pageants to the Bench on the hit courtroom television show 'Judge Faith'.  Faith tells Seema about the night that changed her life, the pillars of her success and the differences between a Wall Street law firm and the Manhattan District Attorney's Office.  In an especially poignant moment, Faith reveals who the 3rd season of 'Judge Faith' is dedicated to. Make sure to check your local listings for 'Judge Faith', as well as Faith's new reality crime show on TV One, 'Justice By Any Means'.  
 
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The articles discussed in this weeks episode will be available there. 
 
Our producer can be found @RoseBalzano19 on twitter
 
You can find this weeks guest at the links below
follow the show on twitter @JudgeFaithTV and Faith Jenkins @faithjenkins1
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