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Wanda Urbanska has looked at life from both sides: the hectic big- city rat race and the simpler small-town life. In each episode of Simple Living, Wanda offers solutions to help viewers make thoughtful choices about a cluster of related issues from managing money and time, reducing personal waste, building community, buying locally, and taking celebrations back from the grip of consumerism. Host of the popular public TV primetime special, Escape from Affluenza Wanda is co-author with Frank Levering of Simple Living: One Couple' s Search for a Better Life and the forthcoming Nothing's Too Small to Make a Difference. The couple speaks with authority about making significant choices and changes in life. Both had successful careers in Los Angeles (she as a journalist, he as a screenwriter) and put the fast life behind them when they headed to the family orchard in the Blue Ridge Mountains to make their lives contain less and matter moreWanda and Frank now bring their considerable writing and producing skills to public television. Each half-hour provides straightforward advice on such multiple and overlapping themes as environmental stewardship, thoughtful consumption, financial responsibility and community involvement. Often zany and humorous in approach, Simple Living is more "life

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