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  • 01:01

    Remembering Carnival Traditions, Part II

    in Culture

    The first carnival was staged in 1912 during the final years of Danish occupation and lapsed during World War I. Revived in 1952, carnival has become the second largest festival in the Caribbean.


    A month-long series of dazzling pageants and talent shows is held to choose royalty to rein over the festival. Fun events such as a boat race, Greased Pig Contest and Toddlers Derby entertain everyone at the festivities.


    A series of elimination contests to crown top performers are called Calypso Tents. Calypsonions offer satirical commentary on the state of the islands, oftentimes mocking the shenanigans of politicians. Other popular events held during Carnival is j'ouvert, a morning jump up, a food fair presenting the islands’ best traditional eats and a competition to crown the King and Queen of the parade troupes.


    A children's and adult’s parade close the lively month with brilliantly costumed and decorated troupes and floats.
    ~ Courtesy of VI Dept. of Tourism at www.visitusvi.com/culture_history

  • 00:45

    A Carnival of Evil

    in Politics Conservative

    We are back after a long hiatus. There is just too much happening to ignore it.



    The Charleston Church Shooting: Certainly the shooter is evil and the event is tragic. What is really behind it? Were SSRI drugs involved?
    The Presidential Election: It is looking like a victory for the Bush-Clinton Dynasty may be inevitable.
    Builderberg 2015: What did this elite group of tyrants plan for the rest of us?
    Obamatrade: We are being tag teamed by the Republicans and Democrats to install globalist government over a lange portion of the world economy.
    The Pope: He wants world government and wants it bad. He claims to advocate for the poor while sitting atop the greatest concentration of wealth in the world. He is also involving the Catholic Church in the global warming scam. This is a throwback to when The Church charged anyone who claimed the Earth was round was a heretic.
    Climate Scams: If the data don't fit (the global warming computer model), you must change it.
    Escaped Convicts: The news is saturated with the story of two escaped killers. Meanwhile, the feds are turning loose hundreds of criminal illegal immigrants to kill and kill again.
    Highway Robbery: People are being openly robbed on the highway by the police, and no charges are filed. It is called "civil forfeiture." It is also a lack of due process clearly prohibited by the US Constitution.


    Do you have an opinion? Call in and let's hear it. (310) 807-5158 or (877) 878-1431.

  • Carnival Royalty in the Virgin Islands

    in Culture

    St. Croix hosts its Carnival between Christmas and Three Kings Day. The Crucian Christmas Carnival (formerly called Festival) sees events in both Christiansted and Frederiksted including calypso shows, Latin music venues, food fairs, horse races, parades, and the village.


    Who is the royalty representing St. Croix this year? Who were the past royalties of the Virgin Islands? Why is there royalty in the Carnivals of the Virgin Islands? How and when did it come about? What is its history? Was it celebrated in the days of the Danish West Indies? 


    Do you know the answer to any of these questions? Call in at 347-237-4374 and share your comments or ask your questions. The Doctor may know the answers but loves interacting with you, the listeners!


    Now, some changes to announce!



    Effective January 3, 2015 the show has been expanded to a full hour.
    However, the schedule has been changed to the first, the fourth, and sometimes, the fifth Saturday monthly. 


    We extend our invitation to our 6 f-words: faithful, friendly, family, friends, followers, and fans!


    Please jump onboard and pass the word!

  • 00:56

    La Cage aux Palm Springs? Meet the cast of Carnival Cabaret!

    in Current Events

    Nicholas Snow hosts masters of celebrity female impersonation, cast and crew members of Palm Springs' hit dinner show, Carnival Cabaret, starring James GYPSY Haake and produced by Dan Gore and his team.  Also joining the broadcast, Alfie Pettit aka Arial Trampway, a new cast member and a powerhouse behind the April 1st, 2015 special edition of Carnival Cabaret to raise money for Gypsy's star on the Palm Springs Walk of Fame.  The show opened at Oscar's Cafe & Bar the last week of 2014, and sold out to primarily straight, wealthy conservative audiences for whom it's novelty appeal is strongest. It's been renewed twice with the aim of keeping the crowds entertained indefinitely.  Performers rotate, gracing the stage (via impersonation) have been Marilyn, Liza, Pink, Katy Perry, Joan Rivers, Reba and Madonna.


    Nicholas Snow Live, produced and hosted by Nicholas Snow.  Over 1.7 million downloads in just over 2-1/2 years.  The show's motto: "Connecting the Circuitry of Humanity."


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  • 00:31

    Crucian Carnival, Then and Now

    in Culture

    St. Croix hosts its Carnival Festival between Christmas and New Year. The Crucian Christmas Carnival (formerly called Festival) sees events in both Christiansted and Frederiksted including calypso shows, Latin music venues, food fairs, horse races, parades, and the village.


    But how were Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and Three Kings Day celebrated in the days of the Danish West Indies? Or, were they?


    The Doctor knows! And will spill the beans today.

  • "Black Families Matter"

    in Self Help

    In 1970, 70.3% of African-Americans between the ages of 20 and 54 were married. In 2008, it was less than 39.6%, according to the National Center on African American Marriages and Parenting. In 1960, 22% of African-American kids grew up in single-parent homes. As of 2013, 55% grew up without two parents.  The breakdown of the black family is even greater than before.   Join us in discussing African American Culture and how families have been impacted.  

  • 00:31

    Curtis Harwell Interviews National NPC Bikini Competitor Debraelizabeth Shaw

    in Fitness

    Competitions Debra has competed in, ROCHESTER NPC 2013 1st masters bikini, 4th open Npc North American nationals 35+ bikini, 7th Buffalo Npc 2014, 4th masters bikini 4th open bikini NPC Big cat classic, 4th open bikini 5th masters bikini NPC Niagara Falls 2014, 1st masters bikini 4th open bikini NPC Lehigh valley championships, 2nd place masters 40 bikini 4th place masters 35 bikini

  • Mark Geary, Dublin-native new tour and Lp to drop in Fall 2015.

    in Pop Culture

    Dublin-native Mark Geary is a celebrated musician who began his career more than 20 years ago. In 1992, Mark bought a one-way ticket to New York City and spent several years playing the local circuit in the East Village which included numerous appearances at the acclaimed Sin-é cafe with other upcoming artists including friend Jeff Buckley. Mark is described as a "quintessential singer-songwriter" and his records have been hailed as encapsulating both boisterous joy and gentle, delicate moments that endear themselves to the listener and evoke comparisons to artists such as Van Morrison, John Lennon, Elliot Smith and Richard Thompson. His body of work includes 4 studio albums, 2 live recordings and collaborations with a number of artists including the release in 2013 of a charity version of his song 'Christmas Biscuits' with friend Glen Hansard in aid of St Vincent De Paul, in Ireland. Mark has also lent his talents to the visual arts scoring several films including “Loggerheads” (2005), “Steel City” (2006) and TriBeCa Film Festival “Sons of Perdition” (2010). Touring and performing are Mark's lifeblood and passion, and his finely crafted songs and charismatic storytelling provide his audience with a unique experience on every occasion. Over the last 20 years Mark has toured all over Europe, US & Australia, and has shared the stage with The Swell Season, Glen Hansard, The Frames, Josh Ritter, Bell X1, Coldplay, Elvis Costello, The Pretenders & Joe Strummer. Mark has recently competed tours in Switzerland and Germany, including a headline spot on the critically acclaimed “Songs from Ireland: Old and New” tour. Dates in Switzerland, Ireland and New York are also planned in which Mark will be road testing songs from his forthcoming 5th album, released in Autumn 2015.?

  • 00:57

    The Queen of Pain – Amelia Boone

    in Sports

    They fondly refer to her as “The Queen of Pain” Amelia Boone, 2 time World’s Toughest Mudder Champion, 2013 Spartan World Champion and current OCR elite point leader for 2015.  Amelia is respected as the fiercest female competitor in OCR today and we have her on to discuss the championship season.  An attorney by trade, holding a professional career on top of a heavy racing schedule, Amelia competed in 14 events in 2014 having won 8 and placed 2nd for the balance, she is a freak of nature and a very interesting ambassador to the sport. Listen as Amelia share some training tips, trail running and her favorites leading into the Spartan, OCR and Worlds Toughest Mudder Championships this fall.

  • 00:28

    Jon Stephens Wearing Many Hats on Both Sides of the State Line

    in Business

    Joining host Kelly Scanlon on Smart Companies KC is Jon Stephens. He is the Founder & President, Rockhill Strategic and is a 15-plus year veteran of the advertising and marketing industry. He served as the director of marketing and public relations with the Cordish Company, and later the president of the Kansas City Power & Light District. He has served on many local boards focused on civic improvement and helped lead the bi-state, bipartisan bid for KC to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. From 2013-2014, he served as the interim President and CEO of Visit KC (the region's convention bureau) guiding the organization through a strategic reposition. He recently moved across the state line to serve as the interim Executive Director of the Kansas City Kansas Regional Chamber of Commerce.


    They’ll discuss a number of topics including the KC Border, Tourism, VC Funding, KC as a Tech Hub, Millennial recruitment and the future of the KCI Airport

  • 01:00

    What’s New at the Manhattan Beach Chamber

    in Current Events

    This morning we’re going to be chatting with the staff of the Manhattan Beach Chamber: President and CEO James O’Callaghan, Director of Business Development Valeria Salazar and Event Coordinator Laura Reed.


    James comes to Manhattan Beach from Venice Visitor, Venice’s first destination marketing organization at which he served as Executive Director. Previously, he served as Director of Visitor Services for LA Inc. and the Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau. As Chamber President and CEO, 


    The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the addition of Valeria Salazar as the new Business Development Director. Valeria will focus on developing key partnerships for the organization, enabling them to deliver many of the outstanding programs members have come to expect.  In addition, she will strive to enhance and grow the member experience. 


    Laura Reed is the Event Coordinator for the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce. She has been with the chamber since March of this year and was previously employed by various companies within the hospitality industry in southwest Florida. In 2013, Laura graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management specializing in Event Management. She relocated to the Los Angeles area in May of 2014 and has since fallen in love with the SoCal lifestyle! Laura will be joining us at the half hour.


    This morning, our guests are going to fill us in on what’s new and fabulous at the MB Chamber!


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