Tuesday, August 31, 2010

It's Psychotronic time! (part 2)

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SUNDAY syndicated program 8/29/10 (hr1)

The latest Sci-Fi TV and movie news from our favorite industry insider, Marc Scott Zicree, whose book "The Twilight Zone Companion" provides an in-depth profile of Rod Serling's early career leading up to the creation of the greatest science fiction series in television history.


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SUNDAY syndicated program 8/29/10 (hr2)

Annie Druyan, wife of the late Carl Sagan, was instrumental in selecting the music for the Vogager deep space mission in the 1970's, and collaborated with her husband on many other scientific projects.


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Monday, August 30, 2010

SUNDAY syndicated program 8/29/10 (hr3)

Annie Druyan continues

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Congressman Ron Paul

(FRIDAY 8/27/10) The outspoken Texas congressman has much to say about the Ground Zero mosque, deficit spending, the Tea Party, taxes, and other hot topics.

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Nice guys don't get laid

(THURSDAY 8/26/10) A follow-up visit from Marcus Meleton, whose ground-breaking book, "Nice Guys Don't Get Laid" sold out of two editions and is now updated, extended, and illustrated for today's new generation of Nice Guy.


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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Foghat: alive and well in 2010

(THURSDAY 8/26/10) Foghat founding member Roger Earl remembers the early days of the band, and talks about the new album "Last Train Home" and the 2010-11 U.S. tour.


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"Palin's America: God, Guns, & Greed"

(WEDNESDAY 8/25/10) Alaska resident, investigator, and author Leah Burton continues her crusade to expose the dangerous mixture of politics and religion being promoted by Sarah Palin and her supporters. Leah Burton currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation fighting Christian Dominionism in the U.S. armed forces. Her latest book, "Palin's America: God, Guns, & Greed" will be available in early 2011.


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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Stossel: Mosque is personal property, folks

(TUESDAY 8/24/10) Always the Libertarian, John Stossel says the proposed mosque near ground zero is a question of personal property rights and nothing else: if you own the property, you have the right.


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Still thinking about that mosque?

(TUESDAY 8/24/10) The Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero is still the hot topic, and now Congressman Ron Paul has weighed in with comments that don't sit well with his Republican colleagues. Meanwhile, the Imam is in no mood to compromise about the cultural center location.

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Still thinking about that mosque? (part 2)

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Giz Wiz update with Dick DeBartolo

(MONDAY 8/23/10) Dick shares his latest discoveries from the world of ultra-cool gadgets and inventions.


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SUNDAY syndicated program 8/22/10 (hr1)

Ronnie James Dio was one of Metal's most enduring and well-regarded Heavy Metal vocalists. Ronnie, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice returned to the stage after 15 years in 2007, launching a highly successful world tour as Heaven & Hell. I nspired by the road, the band returned to the studio to record their first album since 1992's Dehumanizer.

The seeds of the 'Heaven and Hell' CD were planted in 2006, when Dio, Iommi, Butler and Appice returned to the studio to record a trio of new songs for Black Sabbath: The Dio Years, a compilation of essential tracks taken from the quartet's four albums together.

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SUNDAY syndicated program 8/22/10 (hr2)

Josh Alan Friedman's first book, "Tell the Truth Until They Bleed," chronicled mafia influence during the early 60's phase of the rock music revolution. Now, Josh has more stories of the unseen world of gangsters and crooks becoming intertwined with music recording studios. His new book, "Black Cracker," is an autobiographical account of Josh's childhood, when he was the only white kid in the last segregated school in New York.


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Monday, August 23, 2010

SUNDAY syndicated program 8/22/10 (hr3)

Josh Alan Friedman continues

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It's The Toy Lady!

(FRIDAY 8/20/10) 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.


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The Toy Lady (part 2)

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Negrophilia: From Slave Block to Pedestal

(WEDNESDAY 8/18/10) Following the Dr. Laura uproar this week, Allan discusses the hyper sensitive environment in which the N-word is now acceptable for some, and prohibited for others. Our guest for this topic is Erik Rush, a contributor to WorldNetDaily.com, and author of the book, "Negrophilia: From Slave Block to Pedestal- America's Racial Obsession."


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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Ground Zero Mosque (part 2)

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"Privacy Means Profit"

(MONDAY 8/16/10) John Sileo became America’s leading identity theft speaker and expert after losing his business and more than $300,000 to identity theft and data breach. His clients include the Department of Defense, Pfizer and the FDIC. His book, "Privacy Means Profit" builds a bridge between good personal privacy habits and the skills needed to protect workplace data.


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Monday, August 16, 2010

SUNDAY syndicated program 8/15/10 (hr1)

So you think you know what your favorite song was written about? Maybe not, according to former disc jockey Carl Wiser,
who created the foremost website providing background information
about the the true origins of the best-known songs in music history.


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SUNDAY syndicated program 8/15/10 (hr2)

A fun, informative chat with "America's Vet" Dr. Marty Becker about various animal maladies, and peculiar pet behavior.


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SUNDAY syndicated program 8/15/10 (hr3)

Dr. Becker continues

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Rockumentary: The glory days of Quiet Riot

(FRIDAY 8/13/10) Drummer Frankie Banali of Quiet Riot has opened his personal home video vaults--and his life--for a documentary about the metal band that ruled the early 1980's. This film takes a journey back to the decade of debauchery and decadence, with videos shot backstage, on the tour bus, in the recording studio, and in hotel rooms with one of the 80's top platinum selling bands and most notorious bad boys.


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Ghosthunter Joshua P. Warren

(FRIDAY 8/13/10) Friday the 13th is a perfect day for a spine-tingling discussion with our favorite paranormal expert Joshua Warren. Among the topics discussed is the story of "Robert the Haunted Doll" in Key West, Florida.


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Ghosthunter Joshua P. Warren (part 2)

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How to talk to anyone about anything

(THURSDAY 8/12/10) We've had previous discussions with flirting expert Jill Speigel, but now she's taken her background on relationships, dating, and human interaction to a whole new level in order to address a much broader social dynamic.

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

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Is it the end of net neutrality?

(WEDNESDAY 8/11/10) Google and Verizon are proposing a play-to-pay internet system that could undermine the basic principle of net neutrality. Allan discusses this development with Joel Kelsey, Political Adviser for FreePress.net. Mr. Kelsey also has been a policy analyst of federal and international affairs for Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports, where he managed the organization’s advocacy efforts on cable, wireless, telephone and Internet policy.


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Information overload in the digital age

(MONDAY 8/9/10) David Rock is the founder and CEO of Results Coaching Systems, which has operations in 15 countries. In his capacity as CEO, David works with Fortune 500 clients specializing in embedding internal coaching capacity within organizations to develop leaders, retain talent, improve performance, and change culture. "Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long" is available at

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

SUNDAY syndicated program 8/8/10 (hr1)

Gary Wright, the singer/songwriter who became best known for "Dreamweaver" and "Love Is Alive" reflects on his 1970s fame, and discusses the inspriration for his new CD "Connected."

Later in the hour, Allan chats with comedic actor Fred Willard about his long career and current TV project.

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SUNDAY syndicated program 8/8/10 (hr2)

Gary Patterson is not only one of our favorite rock music authors, he also has been involved in several radio and TV projects, including VH-1 Confidential. His most recent book, "Take a Walk on the Dark Side: Rock and Roll Myths, Legends and Curses," is one of the most well-known compilations of rock music's bizarre, startling, and tragic history.


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SUNDAY syndicated program 8/8/10 (hr3)

Gary Patterson continues

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The Truth About Avoiding Scams

(FRIDAY 8/6/10) Attorney Steven J. Weisman has become an expert in identity theft and other scams. In addition to practicing law, from 1982 through 1999 Attorney Weisman was a talk show host on Boston radio station WRKO and now he provides weekly legal commentaries on the nationally syndicated Doug Stephan Good Day Show. Steve is also host of the syndicated radio show “A Touch of Grey” heard throughout the country. His latest book, "The Truth About Avoiding Scams" is available at http://steveweisman.com/

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The most misinterpreted songs of all time

(TUESDAY 8/10/10) So you think you know what your favorite song was written about? Maybe not, according to former disc jockey Carl Wiser, who created the foremost website providing background information about the the true origins of the best-known songs in music history.


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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Customer service horror stories

(THURSDAY 8/5/10) Is there anything more aggravating, more frustrating, more time consuming, than bad customer service? The listeners share their stories of customer service outrage, and some surprising examples of first class service--even from large national corporations.

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Customer service horror stories (part 2)

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Your favorite local restaurants

(TUESDAY 8/3/10) It's time for our annual listener survey of the best mom 'n pop restaurants in North Carolina. Many of these establishments are hidden treasures that are only known in their local communinties, where they rely on word-of-mouth advertising.

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Your favorite local restaurants (part 2)

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Stossel: privatize public transportation

(WEDNESDAY 8/4/10) This week, John Stossel examines the notion that government should always be in charge of roads and public transportation, even though state and federal road programs have been gigantic economic failures.


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Behind the scenes with Secret Service agents

(MONDAY 8/2/10) The recent news report that corner-cutting at the U.S. Secret Service has put President Obama's life at greater risk may be the most attention-grabbing disclosure emerging from Ron Kessler's latest book. However, Kessler also reveals the interesting--and sometimes bizzare--behavior of past presidents and their families.

"In the President's Secret Service: Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect" available at amazon.com

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Monday, August 2, 2010

SUNDAY syndicated program 8/1/10 (hr1)

"Sonic Boom! The History of Northwest Rock: From Louie Louie to Smells Like Teen Spirit" is an epic exploration of the Pacific Northwest's esteemed garage rock traditions, authored by Peter Blecha, Seattle's rock 'n' roll archaeologist. Blecha skillfully weaves together the untold tales behind the rise of the region's early dance halls, recording studios, radio stations, and 1950s rockabilly, RandB, and doo-wop groups. The result is a compelling saga about an isolated region of America that, against all odds, managed to win global acclaim by stubbornly making music merely to satisfy its own provincial pop needs.

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SUNDAY syndicated program 8/1/10 (hr2)

Kurt Cobain left a drug rehab center in Marina Del Rey California on April 1, 1994 and was later reported missing. He was found dead seven days later. Tom Grant, a California state licensed private investigator and former detective with the LA County Sheriff's Department has become convinced that Kurt's "suicide" was not suicide, at all. After several months of investigation--including dozens of taped interviews with Cobain's closest friends and family members--he reached the conclusion that Courtney Love and Michael Dewitt, (the male nanny who lived at the Cobain residence), were involved in a conspiracy that resulted in the murder of Kurt Cobain.


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SUNDAY syndicated program 8/1/10 (hr3)

Tom Grant continues. Later in the hour, Allan talks with music historian Peter Blecha, author of "Taboo Tunes: A History of Banned Bands & Censored Songs."


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Sunday, August 1, 2010

A perpetual motion machine.....maybe

(FRIDAY 7/30/10) The Searl Effect Generator invented by the self-titled "Professor" John Searl, is claimed to be an "open system energy converting device" which is capable of converting ambient sources of energy to electrical power. On today's show, the professor will make his case.

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America's Vet: Dr. Marty Becker

(FRIDAY 7/30/10) Another fun, informative chat with Dr. Becker about various animal maladies, and peculiar pet behavior.


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Dr. Becker (part 2)

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Comedian/actor Fred Willard

(THURSDAY 7/29/10) He's done movies and TV for decades--now, funnyman Fred Willard has a new book, "Fred Willard's Magnificent Movie Trivia: Put Your Knowledge of Movies, Actors, Facts & Firsts to the Test," available at amazon.com.

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