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  • 00:33

    The Sure Fire Way to Stop Bullying NOW!

    in Relationships

    From top Corporate business woman, to internationally acclaimed author, Anita Telle talks to us about how her child being bullied, changed her and her son’s life as well as the lives of many people from around the world. She has a mission: To teach acceptance and love to children ages 4 – 9 so they will grow up to be amazing, supportive and loving teenagers, immune to peer pressure and bullying. She also has a story to tell. And it’s an important story; one that touches everyone, everywhere, from every culture. But it is especially important for children: Being different IS normal. We are all different, in different ways.


    As a very involved mom, Anita realized just how much she loves children and created the first ever “feel good” Gnomy’s Boo-Boo Bears for children with a unique story for each Boo-Boo-Bear. Anita is furthering her love for children and is now focusing on anti-bullying because her son Branden was born with a cleft pallet/lip and was bullied for being different. As a mom, she asked herself what she could do to make a change in her son’s life. Anita decided to start writing children’s books with a “message of acceptance”.


     


    Tracy is an Alternative Dispute Resolution Coordinator at the Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office (MACRO). Tracy also serves as a conflict coach, mediator, and promotes conflict resolution processes through trainings, outreach initiatives, and continuing education for conflict resolution practitioners.

  • 02:53

    June 26: Personality Clash

    in Sports

    Another week, another asinine drama to discuss in the sports world. Mike "the Buzz-saw" Asti and George "the Howitzer" Gerbo don't miss a beat when it comes to shedding their insight. 


    Being in the offseason doesn't stop the NBA from making headlines. George Karl proved to be exactly who Mike thought he was. Who's to blame for the mess that has become the Sacramento Kings? Can George Karl and DeMarcus Cousins coexist? If the Kings must pick between the two, who should they keep?


    While most teams were retooling during the NBA Draft, the New York Knicks were continuing to find a way to screw things up. Is there any hope Phil Jackson has the Knicks on the right track? 


    Will Kevin Love leave Cleveland? How can the Cavaliers improve? Does Dwyane Wade stay in South Beach? Even in the offseason, the NBA stays entertaining. 


    Jordan Spieth is golf's latest star. Did he win the US Open or did Dustin Johnson lose it? Could Spieth and Rory McIlroy be the next Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer? Would a true golf rivalry be good for the sport? 


    Was Jose Tabata leaning in and breaking up Max Scherzer's perfect game fair or foul? Which do the Nationals need more, a Scherzer Cy Young or a Bryce Harper MVP? 


    The Howitzer and Buzz-saw Show, conquering sports radio, one day, at a time.... 

  • 02:55

    June 18: Winning Through Defeat

    in Sports

    Champions have been crowned. Mike "the Buzz-saw" Asti and George "the Howitzer" Gerbo go toe to toe, discussing how the championships were actually won. 


    Despite a remarkable heroic effort, LeBron James failed to lead the Cavaliers to the NBA title. Did Golden State win or did Cleveland lose? LBJ became the only player in NBA Finals history to lead BOTH teams in points, assists, and rebounds throughout the series. Should LeBron have been named MVP, even in a loss? If the Cavs are at full strength, would they have won? Will David Blatt be fired? Can Cleveland retool in hopes of another run at a championship? Mike relishes in another Cleveland failure and explains why the curse will last forever. Where do the 2014-2015 Golden State Warriors rank among the great teams of the past? 


    The Chicago Blackhawks complete their dynasty. What led to Chicago's third Stanley Cup in six years? Would Tampa Bay have won with a healthy Ben Bishop? Does three rings make Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews now better than Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin? Is two franchises hogging five of the last six Stanley Cups good or bad for the NHL as a league? 


    With the NBA and NHL postseason now over, Major League Baseball has control of the sports world for a few months. Have the St. Louis Cardinals finally met their greatest threat, the FBI? #HackGate


    The Howitzer and Buzz-saw Show, conquering sports radio, one day, at a time.... 

  • 01:49

    June 11: It's All About The Moment (OT of 'Will The Cleveland Curse Appear?')

    in Sports

    We continue the "HBS: Will The Cleveland Curse Appear?" episode in overtime. 


    Mike "the Buzz-saw" Asti and George "the Howitzer" Gerbo discuss the current state of the Stanley Cup Final. Did Tampa Bay squander an opportunity for a stranglehold in the series? Will Chicago's stars show up? Can the Lightning overcome their goalie issue? If Ben Bishop returns and leads his team to a championship, where will it rank among sports greatest performances while injured? 


    Are the Coyotes headed out of Arizona? What's the ideal NHL geographical landscape? 


    The Howitzer and Buzz-saw Show, conquering sports radio, one day, at a time.... 

  • 02:07

    June 10: Will The Cleveland Curse Appear?

    in Sports

    The world as we know it could drastically change. The curse of all curses is on the verge of being broken. Mike "the Buzz-saw" Asti stirs in agony fearing Cleveland will no longer be a cursed city. George "the Howitzer" Gerbo cautiously hopes his long-suffering will end. Emotions are high when it comes to the Cursed City. 


    LeBron James has carried the Cavaliers to a lead in the NBA Finals. Would completing the job in the midst of drama and injuries give LBJ the most heroic performance for a championship in history? Mike rants on the "LeBron is great but he's not Michael Jordan" crowd. What do the Warriors have to do to turn this series around? If Golden State fails to win the title, how much blame should Steph Curry and Steve Kerr receive? 


    Enjoying the curse for possibly the last time, the Howitzer and Buzz-saw, conquer sports radio, one day, at a time.... 

  • 02:46

    June 4: Shocking The World!

    in Sports

    It's not often the masters in all that is asinine are surprised by any bizarre sports news. Well Mike "the Buzz-saw" Asti and George "the Howitzer" Gerbo were SHELL SHOCKED recently. 


    FIFA President Sepp Blatter resigned! While this is obviously the right move, it's incredibly shocking, since his decision came only four days after winning yet another election. What triggered Sepp Blatter to resign? Was there a secret backdoor deal we don't know about? Did the FBI have more evidence? What will be the post Blatter future of FIFA, the World Cup, and soccer (or futbol) in general? 


    In the midst of off the field drama, the NBA and NHL are in the midst of crowning champions. Golden State didn't have an answer for LeBron in game one. It didn't matter. How disheartening is it for Cleveland to lose, despite such a great effort from LBJ? Does Kyrie Irvings' injury further add to the Cleveland curse? The Blackhawks were able to win, even without their top guns scoring in game one. What does Tampa Bay need to happen to have a chance? If Chicago lifts Lord Stanley's Cup for the third time in six years, is it a dynasty? Is this Blaclhawks dynasty actually more impressive than the Detroit Red Wings run from 1997 to 2002? 


    We open with asininity, we close with asininity. Adrian Peterson is back with the Vikings. What led him to return to the franchise he once said didn't support him? Could a year off end up being a blessing for AP's body? Will he ever play for another team? 


    The Howitzer and Buzz-saw Show, conquering sports radio, one day, at a time.... 

  • 02:45

    May 27: The Ultimate Curse

    in Sports

    Summer often means warm weather, beach fun, weddings, asinine road trips, and championships being crowned in the sports world. Mike "the Buzz-saw" Asti and George "the Howitzer" Gerbo are no stranger to any of those. 


    It wouldn't be a Howitzer and Buzz-saw Show, if it didn't begin with some asinine drama. Fifa has been outed as the corrupt mafia it has always been. What does this mean for futbol (soccer) and future Wold Cups? 


    Both have been entertaining, but which has been the better postseason, the NBA or NHL? LeBron went from Cleveland's beloved son, to hated enemy, now back to savior all over again. He's managed to get the Cavaliers back to the NBA Finals, but will he finish the job and break one of the most gut wrenching sports curses in history? Steph Curry and Golden State are entering the finals as the prohibited favorite. Should they be? Do the Warriors have an answer for LBJ? Are the 2014-2015 Cavs simply destined to be Cleveland's first major championship since 1964 (Browns)? 


    With two game 7's on the horizon, who will meet for Lord Stanley's Cup? Is the real battle for the title out west? Will Henrik Lundqvist forever be hockey's Dan Marino, as a legend without a ring? Do the Ducks actually have equal or greater depth to the Blackhawks? 


    Start the broadcast with asinine drama why not finish it with more? Ray McDonald has been released by the Chicago Bears, after another domestic violence incident. Should the Bears have not even signed McDonald in the first place? Does a player with legal trouble deserve a second chance in the NFL? Owner George: no. Owner Mike: yes. 


    The Howitzer and Buzz-saw Show, conquering sports radio, one day at a time.... 

  • 02:53

    May 19: Appealing To Drama

    in Sports

    As the sun keeps shinning, the sports world seems to get more and more asinine. That makes things better and better for George "the Howitzer" Gerbo and Mike "the Buzz-saw" Asti. 


    The tentacles of DefalteGate are never-ending. Robert Kraft now won't appeal the NFL's punishments against the New England Patriots. What triggered this 180 from Kraft? Mike believes this is part of a bigger conspiracy between Roger Goodell and the Patriots owner. Will this impact Tom Brady's separate appeal? 


    We are down the final four in both the NBA and NHL, but it's the eliminated teams that are staying in the news. Who is to blame for the Clippers epic collapse? Is Doc Rivers overrated? Does too much of the blame get thrown at Chris Paul? Are the Chicago Bulls headed for an offseason of drama? 


    Does Atlanta stand a chance against Cleveland? Is the NBA championship now Golden State's to lose? Has Dwight Howard officially lost his buffoon label and become the main factor of the playoffs? 


    On the ice, have the Ducks now become the favorites? Can either the Lightning or Rangers win the Stanley Cup over either west team? George tries to figure out Rick Nash's problems and Mike waxes poetic on Marian Hossa. 


    The Howitzer and Buzz-saw Show, conquering sports radio, one day, at a time.... 

  • 03:00

    May 7: A Deflated Legacy

    in Sports

    On the heels of one of the greatest sports weekend ever, the following week started off with a solid slap of asinine. Mike "the Buzz-saw" Asti and George "the Howitzer" enjoy and appreciate the asinine part of everything better than anyone. 


    Just when you thought the jokes were over and the scandal had been swept under the rug, DeflateGate has returned to dominate the headlines. The NFL's investigation into the New England Patriots was released with some pretty damming evidence against their legendary quarterback. Does the information in the "Wells Report" change the perception of Tom Brady? Should and will there be a suspension? How much blame should Bill Belichick receive, despite being cleared in the report? Where do we go from here? 


    It was labeled the "Fight of the Century," but Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao didn't live up the hype. Would you want to see a rematch? Will there be a rematch? Mike explains why Pacquiao doesn't even deserve a rematch. Do you absurdly agree with Pacquiao's camp and believe he somehow actually won? Well you probably never watched boxing before and are flat wrong. 


    The Larry O'Brien Trophy and the Stanley Cup are closer to being awarded. In the NHL, with as deep the Chicago Blackhawks are, can anyone really beat them? Is this finally the year of Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals? Have the Chicago Bulls somehow quietly become the NBA's East favorite? Can Blake Griffin keep using his beast mode to carry the Clippers? Are the Wizards in trouble now without John Wall? 


    They analyze. They entertain. They have fun. They soak up the glory of Shaq falling out of his chair live on set of TNT's Inside The NBA. They are the Howitzer and Buzz-saw. They conquer sports radio, one day, at a time.... 


     

  • 02:58

    April 29: Riot Against Buffoonery

    in Sports

    The sports world is jam packed with asinine drama and news. Mike "the Buzz-saw" Asti and George "the Howitzer" Gerbo guide you through this minefield. 


    It's the typical heel vs baby matchup of the century. Your favorite sports genius' give their picks of the Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao fight. George, the face, goes Pac-Man. Mike, the heel, goes Floyd $Money$. Mayweather vs Pacquiao is something we've been waiting for over half a decade, but it is far from the only major event of the week. 


    Major League Baseball is through one month of the news season, but some off the field issues are taking over the headlines. A game was played in Baltimore buffoon free, so without fans! Was there any other option in light of the riots? Alex Rodriguez is chasing Willie Mays' 660 home runs. This is a baseball milestone to everyone but the New York Yankees. Are the Yankees right to ignore this? Is there really any legal way the Yankees can not pay him the bonus? From star whose franchise hates him, to one that got shipped out. Josh Hamilton is a Texas Ranger again. Why didn't the Angels get anything of value in this deal?


    Oh yeah, there are postseasons going on. As we head towards the second round in the NBA, how does the landscape look? Did the Cavs title hopes get hit without Kevin Love? What's the level of concern around Atlanta and the optimism around the Wizards and Bulls? San Antonio won't die.


    We are also in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Can the Wild and Flames derail a seemingly destined Chicago vs Anaheim West Final? Which superstar needs to step up in the East? Stamkos? Nash? Ovechkin? 


    Expect the NFL Draft recap discussed on the next episode. Our guarantee is Cleveland will surely "Cleveland." 


    The Howitzer and Buzz-saw Show, conquering sports radio, one day at a time....  

  • 00:58

    Radio: PI Game 4 - Penguins vs Rangers

    in Hockey

    Mike Asti guides you on the epic odyssey that was the critical game 4 in the Penguins series against the Rangers. After a 2-1 overtime loss and a 3-1 series defecit, is there any hope? Short answer: No. 


    Radio: PI on the Pens Initiative airwaves and the Radio: PI Podcast Network.