Friday, September 30, 2011

Southern accent (part 2)




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Southern accent: advantage or disadvantage?

THURSDAY 9/29/11- On the one hand, American Idol seems to favor contestants from the south. On the other hand, many people with southern accents believe they have been turned down by employers because a southern accent "sounds dumb." Is such an accent really a handicap in everyday life? Also, is North Carolina losing its accent, as more Northerners move in?


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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Cannabinomics: The Marijuana Policy Tipping Point

TUESDAY 9/27/11- Christopher Glenn Fichtner, M.D., a psychiatrist and former state mental health director, has become a prominent advocate for marijuana legalization. "Cannabinomics: The Marijuana Policy Tipping Point" is not a medical handbook, or a drug war treatise, but rather a work of patient and public policy advocacy. It looks at real-world medical cases, recent trends in successful policy reform, drug war costs, and the potential economic benefits of cannabis change.


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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Paying for the privilege of banking

MONDAY 9/26/11- It looks like free checking is going the way of the free checked bag. Only 45% of non-interest bank checking accounts are free, down from 65% in 2010 and 76% two years ago, according to a survey released Monday by Bankrate.com. Fees, meanwhile, are rising: The average monthly fee for a non-interest account is $4.37, up 75% from a year ago.



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Monday, September 26, 2011

Local TV news in the new media age

MONDAY 9/26/11- The online revolution is about to take another giant leap forward. YouTube plans to create streaming channels of scheduled content within 60 days, and is finalizing contracts for its first of more than a dozen "channels" featuring regularly scheduled content on big broad themes such as fashion and sports, according to people familiar with the matter. Will consumers put down the remote and tune into YouTube?

Our guest, Stewart Pittman, is a 23-year veteran of North Carolina television, and writes about the state of local TV News in the new media age at lenslinger.com.



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SUNDAY syndicated program 9/25/11 (hr1)

This week, Allan welcomes back producer, studio owner, and international recording artist, Michael Molenda. He's also editor and chief of Guitar Player Magazine. His books include, Guitar Player Presents Guitar Heroes of the 70s, Guitar Player Presents Clapton Beck Page, 50 Unsung Guitar Heroes and Guitar Player Presents Carlos Santana. Also tonight, part two of our conversation with NASA Scientist T.L. Keller. He developed a computer system used in the Mariner, Viking and Voyager space missions and was involved in a commercial space station simulator known as "Space Max." THE TOTAL NOVICE'S GUIDE TO UFOs: What You Need to Know.



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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Food stamps for Big Macs?

FRIDAY 9/23/11- Hard times are compelling 46-million Americans to use food stamps. Now, there is a proposal to expand the program to include the purchase of items generally considered unhealthy, such as fast food menu entrees. Are there legitimate reasons for doing this? Also, has the problem of food stamp fraud gotten completely out of control?


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Friday, September 23, 2011

TRIUMPH founding member Mike Levine

FRIDAY 9/23/11- Triumph’s classic breakthrough album, “Allied Forces,” will soon be released as a 30th anniversary vinyl package. “Allied Forces” spawned two of Triumph's most beloved and enduring arena rock anthems -" Magic Power" and " Fight the Good Fight.” Produced by the group themselves (vocalist/guitarist Rik Emmett, bassist Michael Levine, and vocalist/drummer Gil Moore), the nine-track album was certified Platinum, and has gone on to sell 2.5 million copies worldwide.

http://www.triumphmusic.com/


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Total Television w/Alex McNeil

THURSDAY 9/22/11- It's time to get immersed in America's escape hatch from the scary news of the day--it's television. TV sales are up, new TV channels and networks are popping up to satisfy that enormous appetite for Classic TV. What were the shows from the past that captured your imagination, and kept you up late? Alex McNeil can tell you anything you want to know about every national TV show from 1948 to the present. He's taught on various aspects of television, and is the author of "Total Television: The Comprehensive Guide to Programming from 1948 to the present.


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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Is it "math" or "class warfare?"

TUESDAY 9/20/11- President Obama insists the wealthy should pay at least as much in taxes as average Americans. But do all wealthy taxpayers pay as little as billionaire Warren Buffett? There has been a lot of fact checking going on, and ABC News Whitehouse Correspondent Ann Compton joins us to discuss those facts. Is there any possible way to talk about the disparity between the rich and the poor without being accused of engaging in class warfare?


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Good news for green industries

TUESDAY 9/20/11- Despite the widening Solyndra scandal, there is good news about alternative energy sources. The clean energy economy grew at a rate of 8.3 percent over the past seven years, according to the Brookings Institution, more than double the overall economy, and median wages are 13 percent higher in green energy careers than in the overall economy. Dennis Quaintance, President and CEO of Quaintance-Weaver Restaurants and Hotels, is a member of Environmental Entrepreneurs, and has lived and done business in NC for the past 30 years. His company of restaurants and hotels rely on sustainable energy efficiency for their success.


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Monday, September 19, 2011

Dr. Joel Furhman, MD

MONDAY 9/19/11- Joel Fuhrman, M.D. is a nationally recognized nutritional expert, board-certified family physician, and author of Eat To Live, Disease Proof Your Child, Cholesterol Protection For Life, and Fasting and Eating for Health. Dr. Fuhrman has been featured on Dr. OZ, Good Morning America, Today, Martha Stewart Living, the TV Food Network, and the Discovery Channel, among others.

Dr. Fuhrman’s new book is Super Immunity: The Essential Nutrition Guide for Boosting Your Body's Defenses to Live Longer, Stronger, and Disease Free. Super Immunity is a compelling, yet easy-to-follow approach that gets the body’s immune system working to its fullest potential which promotes the body’s strongest defense.Based on the latest scientific research, Super Immunity reveals how to become almost totally resistant to colds, influenza and other infections.
www.drfuhrman.com



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SUNDAY syndicated program 9/18/11 (hr1)

This week, Allan welcomes back the legendary broadcast journalist and NY Times best-selling author Larry Kane. Larry Kane was the only American reporter to travel with the Beatles on their first historic American tour and he kept up a long and close relationship with Lennon throughout his career. His books include, Ticket to Ride: Inside the Beatles' 1964 and 1965 Tours That Changed the World, Lennon Revealed and his latest, Death By Deadline: Can Out of Control Local News Kill People?

Also tonight, Allan wants your response to this question: should you have the right to flash your lights at oncoming cars to warn them of a speed trap up ahead? It appears that in recent years State Police around the country have been ticketing people for doing just that while there are no laws prohibiting it. A man in Florida is suing the state for one of these tickets and it could cost the state $157 million.


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Sunday, September 18, 2011

NC population explosion

FRIDAY 9/16/11- North Carolina continues to be a popular relocation destination for Americans. Is there a genuine sense of resentment among life-long residents? Do new residents experience a real sense of culture shock?


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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Stossel: "Stupid in America"

John Stossel will host a Fox News special report this weekend, examining the continued failures of the public education system, and the successes of private and charter schools.


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Friday, September 16, 2011

Career Coach Marty Nemko

THURSDAY 9/15/11- 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.

http://martynemko.com/


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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Politifact update: The GOP debates

THURSDAY 9/15/11- The Republican candidate have been making some less-than-factual statements during the recent presidential debates. That means its time to check in with Bill Adair, editor of Politifact, one of the best known fact-checking websites, including its famous 'Truth-O-Meter' that rates the honesty of statements from politicians, news organizations, and talk show hosts.

http://politifact.com/


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Common courtesy or obstruction of justice?

WEDNESDAY 9/14/11- Should you have the right to flash your lights to passing cars to warn there are cops up ahead? Erich Campbell thought he was just being helpful the night he flashed his headlights on a busy Tampa highway to warn drivers of a police speed trap ahead. The Florida Highway Patrol didn't appreciate the help. Officers pulled Campbell over and ticketed him. Flashing your lights is illegal, they said. Claiming no such law exists, Campbell, 38, of Land O'Lakes, got angry. Now he wants to get even: He filed a lawsuit on behalf of every other driver in Florida ticketed for the same violation over the past six years, accusing police of misinterpreting state law and violating motorists' free speech rights.



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Monday, September 12, 2011

SUNDAY syndicated program 9/11/11 (hr1)

It's our 911 tribute, which will hold your interest even if you're burned out from all the 911 coverage. Allan will be speaking to Rudi Dekker, the man who actually trained the 911 terrorists Mohammed Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi to fly. Also, Allan goes back 10 years and replays his conversation with Col. David Hackworth. We also will your calls telling us where you were and what were you doing when you first heard about the attack.

Later in the show, a tribute to the late great comedian Richard Jeni. Allan speaks with Jeni's sister Mary Colangelo about the personal life of this very funny man. Also joining us, Jeff Abraham one of the leading publicists for many of the leading comedians. Jeff was Richard's publicist for the last 10 years of his life.


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Saturday, September 10, 2011

From the archives: Col. David Hackworth

FRIDAY 9/9/11- Shortly after the attack on September 11th, Allan was granted an exclusive interview with Colonel Hackworth, hero of the Vietnam War and prominent critic of the Pentagon. Colonel Hackworth had an uncanny ability to foresee the consequences of military conflict in foreign lands. During this interview, he shared his thoughts about America in the post-Sept 11th world.


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Where were you on Sept 11th

THURSDAY 9/8/11- Listeners recall personal memories of the morning of the attack, and the impact of the event on their own lives.


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Thursday, September 8, 2011

"Guilty by Association" on Sept. 11th

THURSDAY 9/8/11- Prior to September 11th 2001, Rudi Dekkers had been a successful entrepreneur with two flight training schools and an impending airline. “Guilty by Association” navigates the trials and successes that led to Dekkers becoming the owner of Huffman Aviation School, where terrorists Mohamed Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi, the two men responsible for the World Trade Center attacks, obtained their flight licenses.


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Dean of Philadelphia anchors, Larry Kane

WEDNESDAY 9/7/11- As the only broadcast journalist to travel to every stop on the Beatle's 1964 and 1965 tours, Kane authored Ticket to Ride in 2003, and Lennon Revealed, a New York Times and Los Angeles Times Bestseller in 2005. His new novel, Death By Deadline is a mystery thriller that takes you deep into the heart of local TV News, with heroes, villains, and a look at how the battle to be first with a story can climax in unbelievable catastrophe.

http://www.larrykane.com/


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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Tea Party activist Tony Katz

WEDNESDAY 9/7/11- Mr. Katz is a Los Angeles Tea Party organizer and speaker who has helped spearhead the growing movement and navigate its direction. In addition, he is an entrepreneur and founder of the Freedom Cigar Club.

http://www.tonykatz.com/


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Is it the end of the post office?

TUESDAY 9/6/11- A report from the New York Times is all but predicting the U.S. Postal Service's demise: "The agency is so low on cash that it will not be able to make a $5.5 billion payment due this month and may have to shut down entirely this winter unless Congress takes emergency action to stabilize its finances.”


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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

SUNDAY syndicated program 9/4/11 (hr1)

This week, Allan welcomes back Rock journalist Dave Thompson, the author of dozens of Rock ‘n Roll Classics, including his latest, “I Hate New Music: The Classic Rock Manifesto.” Also joining Allan this week, Rock journalist and investigator Gary Patterson, author of “Take A Walk On The Dark Side.” Later in the show, a visit with Michael Weldon, author of “The Psychotronic Encyclopedia of Film.”


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2008 Libertarian Vice-Presidential nominee Wayne Allyn Root

TUESDAY 9/4/11- Back in 2008 when Wayne Allyn Root, the former Libertarian vice Presidential nominee ran for office, he made some unflattering predictions about both parties that came true. Root now serves as chairman of the Libertarian National Congressional Committee. He is the best-selling author of " The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gold & Tax Cuts."

www.ROOTforAmerica.com.


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Saturday, September 3, 2011

North Carolina's rock music scene

FRIDAY 9/2/11- One of the members of Raleigh-based Stone Chiefs gives his perspective of the local music scene, and the rebirth of guitar-based rock in a world of bland, over-produced, corporate music.


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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Do Republicans really want "smaller" government?

WEDNESDAY 8/31/11- Conservative Republicans in NC are pushing for more protection of traditional marriage by enacting additional laws prohibiting gay marriage. This seems to contradict the familiar GOP theme of smaller and less intrusive government


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