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Sue's Morning Stretch: What's on morning airwaves

Here’s what I noticed flipping around from channel to channel:

  • Maria Kang really has gotten under a lot of people’s skin. (Well, mostly new moms.) She was the topic of debate on “Today” and “GMA” simultaneously. Kang posted a photo on Facebook that’s ignited the latest mommy wars. She’s posed online in a teeny workout outfit with her three sons, 3, 2 and 8 months. Kang said she was trying to inspire. I don’t know, maybe a little passive-agressive behavior there, because above the photo are the words What’s Your Excuse? Well, new moms, who already have the pressure of the stars showing off their flat abs and rocking bodies right after childbirth, are none too happy. (I like that they were fighting over whether Kang was insulting or not on “Today” with a big platter of Oreos in front of them. That is so our American contradiction when it comes to food.) But back to the topic: why is it so important to be tight and toned post newborn? Wrote a column about just that not long ago
  • Ali Brown of the uber-successful Ali International confesses on “You & Me This Morning” she started her own business because she couldn’t seem to hold a job. (Old adage is right: Necessity is the Mother of Invention.) 3 most important things for small biz owners: be passionate about your work; get word out 24/7 and focus on your numbers. Says too many women treat their small biz like a hobby. Don’t do that! Lack of capital biggest thing holding back small biz owners. Here’s a chance for a $250,000 grant for 12 small business owners.
  • CBS contributor Dr. David Agus was talking about the new gene-based test for certain types of breast cancer. Brought up that this impacts fewer than 10 percent of population. Lot of people are trying for the same treatment plan followed by Angelina Jolie or others. Bad idea. Everyone’s situation is different.
  • Over on “Today,” they’re talking about Conde Nast Traveler’s reader awards. Chicago is No. 5 in favorite cities to visit. Well, of course! (Charleston is number one).