Sunday, December 20, 2009

SUNDAY syndicated program 12/20 (part 1)

This week, Allan explores the creepy side of rock music with rock historian Gary Patterson, who has many bizzare stories about the curses, myths, and superstitions which have been part of the rock 'n roll culture from the very beginning.

"Take a Walk on the Dark Side: Rock and Roll Myths, Legends, and Curses" available on paperback at amazon.com


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SUNDAY syndicated program 12/20 (part 2)

Discussion with Gary Patterson continues.

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SUNDAY syndicated program 12/20 (part 3)

Discussion with Gary Patterson continues.

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Carmine Appice and the Toy Lady swap stories

Excerpt from Allan's interview with Karen O'Brien, who shares a passion for drumming with Carmine.

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Holiday season update from the Toy Lady

Karen O'Brien not only knows the value of old toys, she is also a toy historian who can talk about the cultural context in which many of your favorite toys were created. Karen's new book: "O'Brien's Collecting Toys."

http://leaveittokaren.blogspot.com/

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Spike Jones and the early days of TV

Billy Crystal once called him the "Mozart of Mayhem," and virtually all modern-day comedians recognize the achievements of entertainer/band leader Spike Jones during the early days of television. His son, Spike Jones Jr., looks back on his famous father's career, which is now available in a four-disc DVD set, "Spike Jones: The Legend." It includes music, various TV appearances and some rare footage. Available at amazon.com







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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Top secret fast-food recipes revealed!

Todd Wilbur has devoted the last 22 years to "recipe cloning" (he's the one who coined the term). Now he has over 4 million 'Top Secret Recipes' books in print, with scores of original clone recipes, insider secrets and food creation stories.

http://www.topsecretrecipes.com

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

SUNDAY SYNDICATED 12/13/09 (hr 1)

Metal icon Rob Halford of Judas Priest is exploring a new frontier--Christmas! That's right, it's the first ever holiday album recorded in the distinctive head bangin' style that made Rob a heavy metal legend.

Later in the show, Allan talks with UFO truth seeker Steven Bassett, and a scientist who studies premonitions.

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SUNDAY SYNDICATED 12/13/09 (hr 2)

Interview with Rob Halford continues. Later in the hour, it's Allan's follow-up interview with UFO transparency advocate Steven Bassett, who is demanding an end to the "information embargo" by the gov't regarding the presence and activity of extraterrestrials on Earth.

www.faxonwashington.org


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SUNDAY SYNDICATION 12/13/09 (hr3)

Discussion with Steven Bassett continues. Later in the hour, Allan examines the scientific side of premonitions with an authority on the subject, Dr. Larry Dossey.

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Monday, December 14, 2009

John Stossel: Goodbye 20/20, Hello Fox Biz

He's become best known for his trademark phrase, "Give me a break!" on ABC's 20/20. Now, John Stossel tells Allan the whole story about his departure from ABC, and why he believes his new show on the Fox Business Channel will provide a better platform for his investigative reporting on "myths, lies, and downright stupidity."

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Saturday, December 12, 2009

America's failed war on drugs

The politics of legalization are heating up, in Congress and throughout the country. Allan discusses the latest developments with three of our favorite guests on the topic, Peter Christ of LEAP, Dr. Steven Frye, and John Stossel (who also talks about the reasons he left ABC and joined the Fox Business Channel.)

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America's failed war on drugs (part 2)

JOHN STOSSEL joins the discussion this hour, and also speaks candidly about the reasons he left ABC's 20/20 to become part of the Fox Business Channel

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Home improvement w/John & Dave

Wintertime home improvement tips from John Gordon and David Dovell, hosts of the weekend home improvement program on WBT-Charlotte.

http://www.askjohnanddave.com/

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Understanding dreams--even the really strange ones

Dream expert Lauri Loewenberg, author of "Cracking the Dream Code," reveals some of the secrets for remembering, understanding, and even controlling your dreams.

http://thedreamzone.com

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Your favorite TV shows on DVD

Just in time for Christmas, Gord Lacey has an update on the latest releases, from every decade of television, available to the public on DVD. They make great stocking stuffers, y'know.

tvshowsondvd.com

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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Update on the UFO "truth embargo"

Follow-up interview with UFO transparency advocate Steven Bassett, who is demanding an end to the "information embargo" by the gov't regarding the presence and activity of extraterrestrials on Earth.
www.faxonwashington.org


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Food stamp fraud--it's worse than you thought

Listeners call in to share their knowledge of--and direct experiences with--rampant fraud in the federal government's food assistance program.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Afghanistan surge is coming--is it time for a "War Tax?"

President Obama outlines the new US policy for Afghanistan Tuesday night, as America faces hard questions about the cost of military escalation, and the elusive nature of "victory" after eight frustrating years of fighting the Taliban.

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

QVC's Dave James

Allan and Dave discuss a variety of topics during QVC's marathon online broadcast on Black Friday. Years before joining QVC, Dave had a stint in radio broadcasting in Fayetteville, and also was Operations Manager at the Cape Fear Regional Theater in Fayetteville

qvc.com

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Appalachian alien encounters

West Virginia journalist Kyle Lovern has compiled his research on UFO encounters and other mysteries from his home state in his new book "Appalachian Case Study: UFO Sightings, Alien Encounters and Unexplained Phenomena."





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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Giz Wiz Update w/Dick DeBartolo

Just in time for the Christmas shopping season, Dick shares his latest discoveries from the world of ultra-cool gadgets and inventions.
gizwiz.biz

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Are you a hoarder?

Certified Six Sensory Practitioner, Hypnotherapist, and Theta Energy Practitioner Mary Shurtleff discusses the reasons behind hoarding behavior, and the unhealthy consequences it can bring.



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Tips from the People's Pharmacy w/Joe Graedon

A wide-ranging discussion about drugs, nutrition, and overall health from the voice of "The People's Pharmacy" radio show, Joe Graedon.

www.peoplespharmacy.com

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

More credit & debt answers w/Gerri Detweiler

Personal Finance Expert Gerri Detweiler has been helping consumers find reliable answers to their credit questions for the past twenty years. As a consumer advocate, Gerri has been interviewed for more than 3000 interviews including Dateline NBC, The New York Times, USA Today and Reader's Digest. She also has testified before Congress on consumer credit topics.

Gerri's latest book "Debt Collection Answers" available at www.credit.com

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Monday, November 23, 2009

More credit & debt answers (part 2)



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The Grateful Dead Scrapbook

In his new book, journalist Ben Fong-Torres draws on his personal knowledge of the San Francisco music scene to convey the Grateful Dead's story in a fresh way, centering each chapter on a pivotal song that encapsulates a certain era of the group's songwriting, performance, and community.

"The Grateful Dead Scrapbook: The Long, Strange Trip in Stories, Photos, and Memorabilia" available at barnesandnoble.com

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Reflecting on "Last Words" from George Carlin

Kelly Carlin-McCall, daughter of the late comedian, talks about the evolution of her dad's career, and his final thoughts in book form.

"Last Words" by George Carlin (edited by Kelly Carlin McCall) available at http://www.georgecarlin.com/home

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Palin's book: good reading or dime-store novel?

Perspective on the Palin book debut from investigative reporter/author Leah Devlin, who has been following the career of the former Alaska governor. See also Netcast Central posting in August to hear Allan's previous discussion with Leah Devlin regarding the phenomenon known as "TheoPalinism."

http://godsownparty.com

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More healthy eating tips from Dr. Fuhrman

Dr Joel Fuhrman continues his never-ending mission to get the truth out, when it comes to nutrition and healthy eating habits.

www.drfuhrman.com

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Science chat w/Ivan Semeniuk

Water on the moon, asteroids whizzing by the earth, and other fascinating stuff being disussed with our favorite scientist.

www.newscientist.com

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Does Uncle Sam cook the books?

Currency historian/author Andrew Gause discusses his push to audit the Federal Reserve, and why the effort is being blocked by a certain congressman from North Carolina. Mr. Gause's books include "The Secret World of Money" and "Uncle Sam Cooks the Books."

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

It's "Psychotronic" time again

Micheal Weldon, the godfather of psychotronic movie knowledge, shares the inside scoop on all those low budget cult classics that we love to laugh at.

www.psychotronic.com

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A voice from radio's Golden Era: Cousin Brucie

Bruce Morrow is perhaps known as the DJ who embraced America's musical coming-of-age in the 1960's. Cousin Brucie keeps his fans entertained on Sirus Radio these days, and his new book has a title that speaks for itself, "Rock & Roll: ...And the Beat Goes On." Allan's interview with Brucie features celebrity call-ins from Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge), Gary Peterson (The Guess Who), and Ben Fong-Torres (Rolling Stone)

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Allan got scammed!!

Yep, it happened, and it could happen to anyone, as internet schemes get more sophisticated everyday. This particular scam outfit has been able to hijack Google's name--and Google can't stop it from happening.

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The decline of men

Jounalist/Author Guy Garcia contends that men are caught between old behaviors and new realities. They are no longer the sole breadwinner or the voice of patriarchal authority. Women are beating them in the boardroom, the bedroom, and anywhere else that men used to be in control.

"The Decline of Men: How the American Male Is Tuning Out, Giving Up and Flipping Off His Future" at www.declineofmen.com

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

How to talk to anyone about anything

We've had previous discussions with flirting expert Jill Speigel, but now she's taken her background on relationships and dating to a whole new level to tackle a much broader social dynamic.

"How To Talk To Anyone About Anything!" available at www.jillspeigel.com

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Examining the massacre at Fort Hood

Aaron Glantz, author "The War Comes Home: Washington's Battle Against America's Veterans," makes the argument that the Fort Hood attack was the result of stress.

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The daughter of Lenny Bruce

Kitty Bruce discusses her father's legacy, and the drug abuse recovery program she is creating in his memory.
Make a donation to "Lenny's House" at www.lennybruceofficial.com

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"Barguments" revisited

Its our follow-up discussion with Doug Hanks, author of 'Barguments' and chief barguer at barguments.com. What’s a bargument? It’s the kind of argument you’re bound to have in a bar, over sports or TV or odd dilemmas people only contemplate with drinks in their hands. For example: "Would Aquaman beat Superman in an underwater race?"



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Thursday, November 5, 2009

2012: Extinction or Utopia?

Separating hype from truth, J. Allan Danelek scrutinizes the ancient Mayan calendar's end date of 2012 and takes a hard look at whether it spells the end of the world--or a new beginning. Danelek also delves into other doomsday beliefs--from biblical end-times prophecies to biological warfare--and discusses the predictions of world-famous prophets such as Nostradamus and Edgar Cayce.

"2012: Extinction or Utopia" available at amazon.com



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"Speech-Less: Tales of a White House Survivor"

Allan's follow-up interview with Matt Latimer, chief speechwriter to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, and later part of the White House speechwriting team. Latimer says the experience was more like 'The Office' than 'The West Wing,' and led to his tell-all memoir, "Speech-less: Tales of a White House Survivor."


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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Paranormal update w/Joshua P. Warren

North Carolina's own paranormal expert, Joshua Warren, has big news about paranormal activity--including the Brown Mountain Lights--and a new book: "The Secret Wisdom of Kukulkan." Learn more at joshuapwarren.com


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Poisoned Heart: A Punk Rock Love Story

Vera Ramone King, widow of the late Dee Dee Ramone, shares the story of her time with the troubled Ramone’s bassist, who was, at times, depressed, drug addicted, even violent, but also supremely talented, and an important pioneeer in the Punk Rock movement of the late 1970s.

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Addressing those awkward race-based questions

Former college and NFL star Perry Tuttle tackles an uncomfortable subject with honesty and humor in his new book, "What White People Want to Know About Black People But Are Afraid to Ask" For more information on the book: 1-999-886-8897

www.perrytuttle.com

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Vampire Chat w/Brad Steiger--part 1

Just in time for Halloween, paranormal author Brad Steiger has a new book about vampires--not the fake ones--and vampire cult activity in the 21st century, "Real Vampires, Night Stalkers, and Creatures from the Darkside." (Scroll down for part 2 posted on Oct 20)

bradandsherry.com

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Louisville Ghost Hunters Society

Keith Age is the founder of The Louisville Ghost Hunters Society, and also hosted "Spooked: The Ghosts of Waverly Hills Sanatorium." His research and background on the paranormal have elevated him from amateur ghost hunter, to one of the nations most respected paranormal investigators.

www.louisvilleghs.com

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Jerome Corsi's latest, "America for Sale"

Between George W. Bush's globalism and Barack Obama's massive expansion of government, America's middle class is in danger, according to "AMERICA FOR SALE: Fighting the New World Order, Surviving a Global Depression, and Preserving USA Sovereignty," from the always-provocative Jerome Corsi.

worldnetdaily.com

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Inside the Muslim Mafia

Veteran federal investigator Dave Gaubatz reveals the insidious and well-funded efforts of the seditious Muslim Brotherhood under the nonprofit guise of CAIR (The Council of American Islamic Relations) to fully support the international jihad against the US, with the goal of eliminating and destroying American society from within.

"Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamicize America" available at www.muslimmafia.com

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Why AC/DC Matters

Rock author Anthony Bozza throws down
the gauntlet when he states, “AC/DC is the greatest living rock band, end of story.” Coming from him, this means something.
Bozza’s perspective in WHY AC/DC MATTERS is unique, combining the keen analytical eye of a pop culture critic with the zeal of a true music lover. In his book, we hear from rockers Tommy Lee and Slash, multiple
Grammy Award-wining producer Rick Rubin, and professors at the prestigious Berklee School of Music. Bozza examines AC/DC’s rise, and what makes them so appealing, influential, and culturally important.

www.anthonybozza.net

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

AC/DC's Angus Young

Allan's exclusive interview with Angus, as the band's Black Ice tour returns to NC.

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Is net neutrality in danger?

Allan discusses the the issue with Timothy Karr, Campaign Director of Free Press and the SavetheInternet.com Coalition.
Learn more at freepress.org

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All-time ugliest cars: the listeners decide

Pintos, Pacers, Aztecs, and Novas all made the cut.

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

No good bank customer goes unpunished

Bank of America has decided that its best credit card customers need to start paying an extra fee. BofA says its an experimental program to get "feedback" from its customers. Well, if it's feedback they want, then it's feedback they'll get from our listeners.

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"Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction"

David Rock, founder and CEO of Results Coaching Systems, explains the neural basis of issues like self-awareness, reflection, insight and accountability.
"Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus and Working Smarter All Day Long" available at www.yourbrainatwork.org


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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Can the US ever accept marijuana beyond medicinal use?

A brief debate between Libertarian John Stossel and conservative Bill O'Reilly sets the tone for today's discussion.

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Two hot topics: terrorists and tasers

Allan discusses the latest terror arrest with ABC News correspondent Matt Gutman. Later, we hear from ABC's Alex Stone about the dangers of tasers being used improperly by police.

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The Queen of Green's $ saving tips for winter

Our favorite eco-friendly guest, Sandra Williams, explains how you can go green AND save money when the weather turns cold.

queenofgreen.net

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

New memoir from the author of 'Marley & Me'

John Grogan's follow-up to 'Marley and Me 'is a personal reflection of the tensions created when youthful behavior collides with Catholic values. "The Longest Trip Home" available at johngroganbooks.com

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Vampire chat w/Brad Steiger

Just in time for Halloween, paranormal author Brad Steiger has a new book about vampires--not the fake ones--and vampire cult activity in the 21st century, "Real Vampires, Night Stalkers, and Creatures from the Darkside."

bradandsherry.com

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Pot legalization: are we at the tipping point?

The Obama administration is shifting federal policy away from prosecuting medical marijuana users. NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano agrees wholeheartedly with the new policy, and he contends that
consumption of cannabis by adults is safer to the user and to society than is the consumption of alcohol. In fact that's the premise of his book, "Marijuana Is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink?"

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

The inside story of Casablanca Records

Larry Harris, cofounder and former VP of Casablanca Records, gives the world its first all-access pass to the infamous 1970s record label that became home to rogue superstars KISS and Parliament/Funkadelic, and disco legends Donna Summer and the Village People. "And Party Everyday: The Inside Story of Casablanca Records" available at casablancabook.com

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Talk radio's truth embellishers: who are they?

The Sunday night syndicated version of Allan's recent discussion with radio consultant Holland Cooke and WBT's John Hancock about talk radio's prominent truth-challenged hosts. This version includes expanded segments, and some surprising comments from SC Senator Lindsey Graham.
(If you don't know about the Sunday night show, go to ifitrocks.com and learn more about "Rock Talk.")

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

The impending "fat tax": Is it fair?

North Carolina employees face penalties from the state for obsesity and smoking. Our listeners have varied opinions on the matter. Is it discrimination?

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What your dog is thinking about

A fascinating discussion of the canine consciousness with Stanley Coren, Professor of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. "The Intelligence of Dogs" available at petrix.com



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Saturday, October 10, 2009

It's the Beer Lady!

A long-awaited follow-up discussion with Julie Johnson and her North Carolina-based magazine "All About Beer" and the Great American Festival.

allaboutbeer.com

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The Incredible Shrinking US Dollar

Craig R. Smith discusses the worldwide movement away from the US dollar, as America continues to borrow money at unprecedented levels, and other countries lose faith in our currency.

swissamerica.com

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State by State: How Does NC Stack Up?

Allan talks with the co-editor of "State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America," a U.S. road trip in book form, with original writing on all 50 states by 50 of our finest novelists, journalists, and essayists.

www.statebystate.us



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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Power of Premonitions

Medical doctor and premonitions expert Dr. Larry Dossey returns for a follow-up discussion of a topic that has become a favorite of our listeners. "The Power of Premonitions: How Knowing the Future Can Shape Our Lives" available at dosseydossey.com

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The challenges facing local TV news

Veteran photojournalist Stewart Pittman gives an insider's perspective on the changes taking place in local TV journalism in the modern media age.

lenslinger.com

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Speech-less: Tales of a White House Survivor

Matt Latimer, former speech writer for Donald Rumsfeld, gives a fly-on-the-wall account of life in the often-beleaguered Bush administration. Matt's book, "Speech-less: Tales of a White House Survivor" is the true story of an idealistic young conservative on a collision course with reality.

amazon.com

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Are some talk radio hosts playing a dangerous game?

Certain well-known radio talkers have a tendency to play fast and loose with the truth, while stirring up the emotions of their listeners. Could this lead to tragic consequences? That's Allan's question for Charlotte radio host John Hancock and radio consultant Holland Cooke, whose recent article has created a heated debate within the industry.
(Pardon the weather-related interruptions, we had a lot of 'em today, folks.)

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Holy Smoke: The Big Book of North Carolina Barbecue

John Shelton Reed and Dale Volberg Reed join us for an in-depth examination on the history of barbecue in North Carolina, how the tradition compares to that of other states, and what makes NC style barbecue so special.
www.uncpress.unc.edu/holysmoke
www.ncbbqsociety.com


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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Actor-turned-activist Mike Farrell

It's Allan's second visit with the star of M*A*S*H* and Providence. Mike shares the inspiration for his new book, "Of Mule and Man." He also continues to be a prominent activist for health care reform.

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"Men are STILL better than women"

That's right, its the return of Dick Masterson, author of "Men Are Better Than Women." Let the fireworks begin.......

menarebetterthanwomen.com

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Jail time for John Edwards?

Political watchdog Joe Sinsheimer examines the Edwards sex scandal, and the legality of the payments received by his former mistress.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Talk radio's "truth" dilemna

A prominent radio consultant is warning talk radio hosts about the hazards of putting ratings ahead of truth. Could politically driven shows be creating a climate for violence?

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Monday, September 21, 2009

"America's Vet" Dr. Marty Becker

Our favorite veternarian tells you everything you ever wanted to know about your pet but were afraid to ask.

petconnection.com

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Exposing the loopholes in the fine print

Consumer World founder Edgar Dworsky has been a consumer advocate and consumer educator for the past 32 years.
MousePrint.org was launched in 2006, and highlights the loopholes in the fine print of advertising.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Susan Olsen a.k.a. Cindy Brady tells all!

Susan Olsen relects on all of her Brady-related experiences, including the disastrous Brady Bunch Variety Hour, in her new book, "Love to Love You, Bradys." TV historian Alex McNeil ("Total Television") joins the conversation.

lovetoloveyoubradys.com

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The interruption heard 'round the world

S.C. Congressman Joe Wilson's outburst has generated more heated debate about the facts (and myths) regarding health care legislation. Joining the discussion is Jeff Knott, member of the Initiative for Global Development, and author of "Navigating the Health Care Maze: What You Need to Know."

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Saturday, September 12, 2009

The disintegration of political discourse

A discussion with political analyst John Wholstetter, founder of the blog "Letter from the Capitol" and author of the book "The Long War Ahead and the Short War Upon Us."

www.letterfromthecapitol.com

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Build up your mental fitness

John Ryder, ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, achievement coach, and hypnotherapist. Dr. Ryder has integrated the newest scientific knowledge with the ancient wisdom of the East to create a holistic system to help people overcome obstacles and achieve their true potential.

"POSITIVE DIRECTIONS: Shifting Polarities to Escape Stress and Increase Happiness" available at takepositivedirections.com


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Career Coach Marty Nemko

Dr. Nemko is Contributing Editor for U.S. News & World Report, and is among the nation's most sought-after experts on both career and education issues. His insight also makes him a favorite guest of our listeners.

martynemko.com


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Monday, September 7, 2009

The Beatles: Image and the Media

Michael Frontani, Associate Professor of Communications at Elon University. examines the evolution of the Beatles' media image, and how this transformation related to cultural and historical events of the time. Professor Frontani's work has appeared in American Journalism, Journal of American Culture, and Journalism History.

"The Beatles: Image and the Media" is available at barnesandnoble.com


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The Beatles: Image and the Media (hr 2)

In this hour, Rolling Stones insider Bill German joins the discussion. Bill's experiences with the Stones were the basis for his book "Under Their Thumb." (Hear posting of Bill's previous interview on the April 2009 page on Netcast Central)

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Is is time to start taxing fat people?

Dr. Michael Applebaum says overweight people are creating a drag on the rest of society, and they should have to pay for it. He also believes dieting is a fraud based on myths and assumptions about human health. Find out more about Dr. Applebaum's "Guerrilla Wellness Program" at fitnessmed.com

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Can we create jobs AND protect the environment?

Jay Timmons, Executive Vice President of the National Association of Manufacturers, says the correct approach is through incentives, not penalties. Timmons oversees policy development, government relations and advocacy efforts in Washington and around the country to advance the N.A.M. agenda for jobs and economic growth in America.
Learn more at nam.org



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Monday, August 31, 2009

The Rock 'n Roll Book of the Dead

Rock historian David Comfort has complied seven fascinating stories of the tragic lives of music's most famed and iconic stars.

http://rockandrollbookofthedead.com



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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Power connecting: making $ through social media

Licensed psychotherapist, branding consultant and social media expert Dr. Fern Kazlow shares some of her techniques for making social networking profitable as well as enjoyable.
www.drfernkazlow.com
Follow Dr. Kazlow on twitter: www.twitter.com/drfernkazlow


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The science of outer space

Our favorite scientist, Ivan Semeniuk shares some intriguing news about recent developments in the science of space.
www.newscientist.com
www.newscientistsspace.com
Check out Ivan's "The Universe in Mind" podcast: www.theuniverseinmind.com



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Thursday, August 27, 2009

The story Sharon Osbourne doesn't want you to hear

Journeyman rock bassist Rudy Sarzo gives a first hand account of his experience on the road with Ozzy and his Blizzard of Ozz band, including the tragic death of guitar virtuoso Randy Rhoads.

Rudy's book, "Off the Rails" available at rudysarzo.com

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Your pharmacy questions answered

Joe Graedon, friend of the Allan Handelman Show and host of "The People's Pharmacy," gives on advice prescription drugs, and offers his perspective on the health care reform debate.

www.peoplespharmacy.com

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Monday, August 24, 2009

Bodyguard to the stars

Ex-Israeli operative Aaron Cohen has built a career on the premise that protecting celebrities has a lot in common with fighting Islamic radicals. He's the founder of IMS Security (Israeli Military Specialists), a Los Angeles-based private security firm operating in the hostile territory of Hollywoodland.

www.imssecurity.net

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Everyday Edisons.......like you!

NC resident Louis J. Foreman, Emmy Award-winning producer of PBS's "Everyday Edisons" wants you to know the right way to present your ideas to consumer product manufacturers, and--just maybe-- become a successful inventor.

Join the Inventors' Network of the Carolinas at inotc.org

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

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The man who brought Bat-Man to the big screen

Michael Uslan, godfather of the modern comic-book movie, joins us to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 1989 film Bat-Man (and the success of The Dark Knight), and to discuss upcoming projects, like the impending wedding of Archie to Veronica.


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Thursday, August 20, 2009

UFO documents revealed

The British National Archives has released 15 years of UFO-related documents from the Ministry of Defense. We'll sort out what it all means with investigative journalist Tom J. Kerry and nuclear physicist, UFO expert and friend of the show, Stanton Friedman

www.roswellinvestigator.com
www.stantonfriedman.com


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Pet food update

Susan Thixton continues her campaign to expose the truth about the commercial pet food industry. If you have questions about the food your pet is eating, you can get more information at truthaboutpetfood.com

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Congressman Ron Paul

He's a US House member, former presidential candidate, independent voice among Republicans, and one of our favorite guests. Dr. Paul is now crusading to shine some light on the secretive Federal Reserve.

campaignforliberty.com

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"Busted! Drug War Survival Skills"

Criminal defense attorney Chris Fabricant returns for more discussion of the drug war, right to privacy, and other hot-button legal issues.

"Busted! Drug War Survival Skills" available at www.drugwarsurvival.com


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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Sarah Palin's strange mixture of politics & religion

Author/journalist Leah Burton contends that Palin's brand of politics is a symptom of the infestation of the Republican Party by zealous religious right evangelical extremists.

"TheoPalinism: The Face of Failed Extremism" available at theopalinism.com

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An alcoholic pilot's story of redemption

You may remember the news story in 1990 of a Northwest Airlines pilot who was arrested for flying drunk. Now, Joseph Balzer shares his personal journey of recovery and redemption.

"Flying Drunk: The True Story of a Northwest Airlines Flight, Three Drunk Pilots, and One Man's Fight for Redemption" available at flyingdrunk.com

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Those drunken episodes that make us cringe

We all have a story or two of alcohol-induced stupidity and/or recklessness (Yes, that includes Allan).

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Sunday, August 9, 2009

So you think you know fireflies?

David Mizejewski, a naturalist with the National Wildlife Federation, discusses the wonders of nature, including the unique life cycle of the firefly. Learn more at discovery.com/animal_oddities/

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More banking & credit card horror stories

Outrageous examples of bad customer service, dirty tricks, and some helpful suggestions from our favorite debt counselor, Gerri Detweiler.

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More banking horror stories (part 2)



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Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Twilight Zone Companion--update

Prolific TV and movie producer Marc Scot Zicree returns to discuss more of your favorite episodes of Rod Serling's classic TV series.

"The Twilight Zone Companion" available at www.zicree.com


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The Twilight Zone (part 2)



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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Grief Recovery Handbook

Russell Friedman, author of "The Grief Recovery Handbook, " explains why dealing with grief does not have to be as painful as we make it. Learn more at grief.net



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The Grief Recovery Handbook (part 2)



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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Witness to Roswell

UFO investigators Thomas Carey and Donald Schmitt discuss the new information in the revised edition of "“Witness to Roswell: Unmasking the Government's Biggest Cover-Up." learn more at roswellinvestigator.com

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Political commenator/author Richard Wolffe

You know him best as a regular contributer for MSNBC and Newsweek. Richard Wolffe's new book, "Renegade: The Making of a President, " available at amazon.com

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

The dwindling notion of personal integrity

Is integrity being undermined by certain agendas, such as cable news network ratings?

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Libertarian presidential contender Wayne Allyn Root

Mr. Root, was the 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee, and is the likely party nominee for president in 2012.

“The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gambling & Tax Cuts” available at rootforamerica.com


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Virginia Foxx does it again

Another inflammatory comment from US Rep. Foxx has set off a controversy. Does she really believe President Obama wants to euthanize senior citizens?

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Palin's parting shot--did she go too far?

Listeners comment on Sarah Palin's farewell speech as governor. Was it appropriate to use American soldiers to take a swipe at the media?

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Sunday, July 26, 2009

More disturbing news about 'The Family'

Follow-up interview with journalist Jeff Sharlet, who went undercover to investigate the underground evangelical organization known as the "The Family," a group consisting of elected officials and other D.C. powerbrokers. Jeff's book: "The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power" available at amazon.com

Thursday, July 23, 2009

The science of premonitions

What does science tell us about the human capacity for knowing the future? Larry Dossey, MD, uses cutting-edge scientific research to address that question.

"The Power of Premonitions:
How Knowing the Future Can Shape our Lives" available at amazon.com

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Dick DeBartolo a.k.a. "The Giz Wiz"

Mad Magazine's maddest writer is back to share his reviews of the newest gadgets and gizmos. Learn more about Dick's colorful career in the entertainment world at gizwiz.biz

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

The Federal Reserve bailout manipulation

Monetary specialist Michael Trudeau believes the Federal Reserve banking system has taken control of our economy, our government, and our future. Learn more at colonialresources.net

Sunday, July 19, 2009

More whacky inventions & famous blunders w/Bill Fawcett

Bill Fawcett's books, including his latest, "It Looked Good on Paper," available at harpercollins.com

The new and improved GOP

NC resident and conservative activist Jay Johnson says the Republican party is poised for a major rebound. Jay's book, "The New & Improved Republican: Look out, Washington! – The GOP is coming back with a vengeance!" available at amazon.com

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Will marijuana save California?

Author/Activist Harvey Wasserman says California needs to face the fact: its time for legalization

"Pasions of the Pot Smoking Patroits" available at harveywasserman.com

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Monday, July 13, 2009

"Why Did I Say That!?"

Communication consultant Ronnie Moore explains why effective communication can be so difficult in personal and professional situations.

"Why Did I Say That? Communicating to Keep Your Credibility, Your Cool, and Your Cash!" available at rmoorecommunications.com

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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Talking car stuff w/Harry Douglas

Harry a.k.a. "The Car Guy" shares his inside knowledge of auto dealerships, and offers his advice about the federal Cash-for-Clunkers program.

carconcerns.com

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Secret fundamentalism in American government

Journalist Jeff Sharlet went undercover to investigate the underground evangelical organization known as the "The Family," a group consisting of Congressmen, members of the executive branch and many other D.C. powerbrokers. Jeff's book: "The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power" available at amazon.com

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Sunday, July 5, 2009

The albums that changed our lives

Peter Terzian discusses the inspiration for his new book, "Heavy Rotation: 20 Writers on the Albums That Changed Their Lives.

peterterzian.com

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The CompuDoctor returns

If your computer is giving you headaches, Rick Wagner has the solution

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Dick Morris: economic catastrophe is on the horizon

The former Democratic political strategist has nothing good to say about President Obama's health care reform plans. His new book-- "Catastrophe: How Obama, Congress, and the Special Interests are Transforming a Slump into a Crash"

dickmorris.com

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Jerome Corsi's perspective on Iran

The ever-provocative author and political commentator Dr. Jerome Corsi shares his perspective on the post-election crisis in Iran. Dr. Corsi's new book: "Why Israel Can't Wait."

redalert.wmd.com

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Brad Steiger: Real Miracles & Divine Intervention

The world's foremost expert on the unexplained returns with more stories of miraculous, inexplicable and bizarre occurrences. His new book: "Real Miracles, Divine Intervention, and Feats of Incredible Survival"

www.bradandsherry.com


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Monday, June 22, 2009

"Woodstock Vision: The Spirit of a Generation"

Elliot Landy, the official photographer of Woodstock, joins us with inside stories of the memorable music event.

www.landyvision.com



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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Break free from job jail

Former fortune 500 executive Stuart M. Friedman explains why losing your job could be the best thing that's ever happened to you.

Order Stuart's book "Break Free From Job Jail: 8 Proven Steps to Freedom" at www.jobjail.com



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