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  • 00:59

    Meryl Streep: Her Films and Performances

    in Movies

    Host Betty Jo Tucker reviews Ricki and the Flash, starring Meryl Streep. Plus, noted film critic Mack Bates drops by the show to talk about Streep’s illustrious acting career. Considered by many to be the greatest contemporary film actress, Streep has been honored with three Oscars and nineteen Academy Award nominations. She earned those Oscars for The Iron Lady, Sophie’s Choice and Kramer vs. Kramer. But some of her most popular performances can be seen in such lighter fare as The Devil Wears Prada ,It’s Complicated and Mamma Mia! She displays her considerable vocal talent as a rock-and-roll singer in Ricki and the Flash, her latest movie. Known for being a perfectionist in preparing for her roles, Streep also boasts the ability to master any accent. Drama, comedy, musicals – all have been conquered by this acclaimed actress. Bates, a frequent guest on Movie Addict Headquarters, has written freelance articles for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and serves as a staff blogger for Milwaukee Magazine’s official film blog. He also received a local Emmy for his work on The Robert and Rosie Show. 

  • Confessions of a Movie Addict and Book Giveway

    in Movies

    Film critics and comedians roast host Betty Jo Tucker and her award-winning movie memoir, Confessions of a Movie Addict. A book giveaway will also be included in this celebration of the memoir’s fourth anniversary as a Kindle E-book. Warren Epstein, Nancy Lombardo, Diana Saenger, James Colt Harrison and  A.J. Hakari join in the fun. Warren Epstein, a stand-up comic who now serves as Arts & Culture Editor for the Colorado Springs Gazette, and comedian Nancy Lombardo, host of the hilarious Comedy Concepts show on BlogTalkRadio, represent the world of comedy in this special episode. Movie critics sharing their reactions are film historian James Colt Harrison, entertainment journalist Diana Saenger, and Mad Movie Man A.J. Hakari. The paperback edition of Confessions of a Movie Addict won First Place in the memoir category at the 2012 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards competition. It  chronicles a love affair with the cinema that has lasted over half a century. Beginning with a 6-year-old’s fright and fascination while watching Boris Karloff in Frankenstein, the author reveals personal movie-related anecdotes and takes readers behind the scenes of the entertainment industry, sharing her favorite celebrity interviews and revealing a number of hilarious encounters with movie stars and filmmakers.  Author’s royalties for this book are donated to The Film Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Martin Scorsese to help with film preservation.  

  • Al Pacino Double Feature and Favorite Performances

    in Movies

    Host Betty Jo Tucker reviews Danny Collins and Manglehorn, two recent movies starring Oscar-winner Al Pacino. Plus, noted film critics James Colt Harrison and Diana Saenger drop by to talk about their favorite Pacino movies and performances. Considered by many to be one of the greatest actors in all of film history, Pacino began his movie career in Me, Natalie, a 1969 motion picture starring Patty Duke, Elsa Lancaster and James Farentino. He now boasts over 50 acting credits on IMDb. His awards include a Best Actor Academy Award for Scent of a Woman and additional Oscar nominations for Dog Day Afternoon, Glengarry Glen Ross, Dick Tracy, The Godfather, Serpico, And Justice For All and Godfather: Part II.


    2015 has been a very good year for Pacino. His impressive performances in Manglehorn and Danny Collins are winning rave reviews. He nails both characters and makes viewers care what happens to them despite the many mistakes they’ve made in the past. Manglehorn’s destructive obsession and Danny Collins’ relentless search for redemption seem so real because of Pacino’s ability to get inside each man’s heart and soul.

  • 01:08

    Beantown Pals, The Adventures of Bucky and Betty Mexico

    in Family

    Bucky is back with another episode of Bucky and Betty with more 50's music and stories of Betty and Beantown Pals

  • 00:58

    Building Your Authority with Video, With Mary Jo Cranmore

    in Marketing

    Building Your Authority with Video: Get Above the Noise and Bring Your Business to the Next Level 

    In case you haven't heard...video converts. Really well. But only if it's done correctly. In fact video now appears in 70% of the top 100 search results listings, and viewers are anywhere from 64-85% more likely to buy after watching a product video. 

    So how do you get a killer converting video? Mary Jo Cranmore is going to let us know all the tips! 

  • 00:46

    Author and Utopia Veteran Amy Evans

    in Books

    Join host Jo Michaels, of the Jo Michaels blog, and author Amy Evans as they discuss books, writing, and UTOPiAcon! Amy will regale you with stories from the inside track of the conference, talk about her amazing young adult books that center on dolphins, and discuss her experiences with writing, publishing, and Utopia. Amy's Dolphin Prophecy series includes the novels Clicks and Echoes. Her new adult title is Pink Jellybean Kisses. Certain to keep you on your toes, this interview will go all the way to the trenches and back up!


    You can find Amy here: Facebook and Twitter


    If you'd like to donate to the GoFundMe fund raiser, you can do so here.

  • 01:01

    Universal Energy Radio ~ Getting Your Life Back with Therapist Carolyn Tucker

    in Spirituality

    My life's mission is to help heal hurting hearts by giving people tools to cultivate forgiveness, power, and authenticity in their relationships with themselves and others.



    I believe that lying in my hammock watching the full moon with my children, listening to Iron and Wine, and swimming in the ocean are all spiritual experiences.

    You want your life back.  Everyday stress leaves you feeling exhausted. Worry and relationship conflict keep you from enjoying your life.
    Hang out with Anna Banguilan, Life Coach and Carolyn Tucker, Psychotherapist

    More about Carolyn:
    I believe laughter and optimism can do more for a person than all the lost days of pain and resentment in the universe.
    I also believe having a trusted counselor in your life can work miracles, help you see things you'd never see, and help you discover the path your soul is meant to take.
    I take my job as a psychotherapist very seriously. I consider it an honor to be your confidant and to help you find your answers. 
    I offer life coaching for anyone who finds themselves stuck, hurt, or confused in any facet of life. It is also ideal for the positive-thinking, introspective seeker who wants a vibrant, growing relationship with the universe and themselves.


    Visit www.carolyntuckertherapist.com and reclaim you!


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  • 01:07

    Beantown Pals, The Adventures of Bucky and Betty

    in Family

    More fun things are happening in Beantown. Catch Tom Hayes as Bucky DJ performing the latest happenings in Beantown, Storyland

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  • 01:01

    Critics Preview Fall Film Schedule

    in Movies

    Popular film critics Nell Minow,  A.J. Hakari and Mack Bates preview upcoming Fall movies in this episode designed to help listeners make choices among over 70 films vying for their box office dollars during Fall 2015. All three critics are candid, informative and great fun to listen to! Nell, the famous Movie Mom, is one of the most respected film critics working today.  She writes commentary for Beliefnet.com and is the author of many film-related books.  A.J., the Mad Movie Man, contributes film reviews to various sites including Classic Movie Guide, Review Express, Terror Tube,  ReelTalk Movie Reviews and his own popular blog CineSlice. Award-winning critic Mack Bates has contributed freelance articles for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and serves as a staff blogger for Milwaukee Magazine’s official film blog. He received a local Emmy for his work on the The Robert and Rosie Show.


     Among the films scheduled for release this Fall, which ones are most eagerly anticipated and why? Some movies that might be contenders are: Black Mass, Bridge of Spies, Suffragette, Spectre, The Peanuts Movie, Victor Frankenstein and By the Sea, but that list is just the tip of the iceberg! 

  • 00:54

    UTOPiAcon Talk with Founder Janet Wallace

    in Books

    Join host Jo Michaels, of the Jo Michaels blog, and Janet Wallace, founder of the premier writer's conference for women, Utopia, as well as the ever amazing Social Deviants, a social media marketing intensive that will take your brand to a whole new level, as they discuss what to expect out of the Utopia conference in 2016, how it all started, and why you should be involved. We'll chat about a myriad of topics that'll have you rethinking your strategy in life, and tell you how one woman changed her stars, only to alter the universe for so many others. Be inspired. Be brave. Make it happen, whatever it may be.