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

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The Power of Premonitions (part 2)

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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.

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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.

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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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Are some talk radio hosts playing a dangerous game? (part 2)

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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.

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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.......

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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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Talk radio's "truth" dilemna (part 2)

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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.

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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. 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.

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Susan Olsen (part 2)

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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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The interruption heard (part 2)

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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."

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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Taxing fat people (part 2)

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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

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