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  • 00:09

    Going Bananas on CSGO

    in Video Games

    First up is our talk about the recent ESL One Katowice CSGO event. Our second topic will be Valve's decision to replace Nuke with the new Train and our third topic will be about the map Cobblestone.

  • 00:52

    The Author's Talk Show with Tiffany Carmouche (Romantic Suspense best seller)

    in Books

    Best Selling Author Tiffany Carmouche has been given the title, The Queen of The Cliffhanger and Best Unknown Author You Need to Discover.  

    When Tiffany Carmouché is not writing suspenseful romance novels (The Imposter, Obsession and Sacrafice, Becoming Invisable, Pictures Lies & Promises, Blood of an Angel), you can find her sculpting, traveling, teaching, singing, dancing, escaping in music or enjoying her family.

    She is sought after speaker and coach that helps people live life to the fullest and find their true essence.

    From skydiving in Alaska to scuba diving in Hawaii, Carmouché has traveled the world seeking adventure and it is apparent in the books she writes and workshops she gives. Her adventures include riding camels in Africa, swimming under the stars in Puerto Rico, dancing salsa in Ecuador, and walking the cobblestone roads of Assisi, Italy. She has also found fulfillment working with the disabled and orphans in Argentina and Mexico. Her most cherished moments, however, have been watching her two beautiful daughters grow and strive to accomplish their own dreams.

    Despite all of these amazing experiences, she has survived many struggles. There was a time she felt defeated, but now she is recommitted to savoring experiences both in the novels she writes and in the life she lives. She is committed to helping others in her coaching, workshops and in  serving the marginalized. 

    You can learn more about Tiffany, her work, her books, and get in touch with her through her website www.tiffanycarmouche.com.

  • 01:06

    Blessed Selling Author Bob Hostetler on Christian Devotions Speak UP!

    in Christianity

    Bob Hostetler is an award-winning writer, editor, pastor, and speaker from southwestern Ohio. His thirty books, which include The Bone Box and American Idols (The Worship of the American Dream), have sold millions of copies. He has co-authored eleven books with Josh McDowell, including the best-selling Right from Wrong (What You Need to Know to Help Youth Make Right Choices), and the award-winning Don't Check Your Brains at the Door. He has won two Gold Medallion Awards, four Ohio Associated Press awards, and an Amy Foundation Award, among others. Bob is a frequent speaker at churches, conferences, and retreats.

    Bob was ordained to the ministry in 1980 by The Salvation Army. He and his wife, the lovely Robin, served in The Salvation Army from 1980-1992. In addition to his training for ministry with The Salvation Army, he earned degrees in English Bible from Cincinnati Christian University and English Communications from Bloomfield College.

    In 2000, Bob (with his wife) helped to co-found Cobblestone Community Church in Oxford, Ohio. He has served that church in leadership and teaching pastor roles. He has been a disc jockey, pastor, magazine editor, freelance book editor, and (with his wife Robin) a foster parent to ten boys (though not all at once). Bob and Robin have two adult children, Aubrey and Aaron, son-in-law Kevin and daughter-in-law Nina, and grandchildren Miles, Mia, Calleigh, and Ryder. They live in Hamilton, Ohio.

  • 00:58

    Masters of The Groove: NORMAN CONNORS

    in Music

    Norman Connors is an American jazz drummer, composer, arranger, producer, and headliner, who has led some influential jazz and R&B groups. He had some big R&B hits of the day, especially in the area love ballads and songs with a positive statement in both titles and lyrics, including “You Are My Starship”, “Betcha By Golly Wow” featuring Phyllis Hyman and from his last release, entitled “Star Power”, “Rock With You”.

    Connors became interested in jazz as a child, and began playing drums early, once sitting in for Elvin Jones at a John Coltrane performance he attended while in middle school. Connors studied music at Temple University and Juilliard; his first recording was on Archie Shepp’s 1967 release, Magic of JuJu. He played with Pharaoh Sanders for the next few years until signing with Cobblestone Records in 1972 and releasing his first record as a bandleader. In the mid-1970s, Connors, although fronting some great jazz recordings with Carlos Garnett, Gary Bartz, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Herbie Hancock, began focusing more on R&B tunes, and had several US hits with songs featuring vocalists such as Michael Henderson, Jean Carn, and Phyllis Hyman. The most successful of these was “You Are My Starship”. Dee Dee Bridgewater also performed with him on the jazz album “Love from the Sun”. His more recent work, “Star Power”, has seen him operating more in the vein of smooth jazz and urban crossover music featuring Howard Hewett, Bobby Lyle, Ray Parker, Jr, Peabo Bryson, Michael Henderson, and Antoinette.


  • 00:29

    Author Dorothea Benton Frank Discusses The Last Original Wife

    in Books

    Experience the sultry Southern atmosphere of Atlanta and the magic of the Carolina Lowcountry in this funny and poignant tale of one audacious woman’s quest to find the love she deserves, from New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank.

    Leslie Anne Greene Carter is The Last Original Wife among her husband Wesley’s wildly successful Atlanta social set. His cronies have all traded in the mothers of their children they promised to love and cherish—’til death did them part—for tanned and toned young Barbie brides.

    If losing the social life and close friends she adored wasn’t painful enough, a series of setbacks shake Les’s world and push her to the edge. She’s had enough of playing the good wife to a husband who thinks he’s doing her a favor by keeping her around. She’s not going to waste another minute on people she doesn’t care to know. Now, she’s going to take some time for herself—in the familiar comforts and stunning beauty of Charleston, her beloved hometown. In her brother’s stately historic home, she’s going to reclaim the carefree girl who spent lazy summers sharing steamy kisses with her first love on Sullivans Island. Along Charleston’s live oak- and palmetto-lined cobblestone streets, under the Lowcountry’s dazzling blue sky, Les will indulge herself with icy cocktails, warm laughter, divine temptation and bittersweet memories. Daring to listen to her inner voice, she will realize what she wants . . . and find the life of which she’s always dreamed.

    Told in the alternating voices of Les and Wes, The Last Original Wife is classic Dorothea Benton Frank: an intoxicating tale of family, friendship, self-discovery, and love, that is as salty as a Lowcountry breeze and as invigorating as a dip in Carolina waters on a sizzling summer day.

  • 01:24

    Transportation/Infrastructure and Jobs

    in Politics

    America in the 1800'S.  The vast and impenetrable landscape made travel difficult and as a result people tended to live very local lives. But over the next hundred years, roads were built, canals dug, rivers improved, and rails laid, which allowed Americans to spread out and conquer the continent.Road construction was one of the first improvements in American infrastructure. Major cities in the northeast were often connected by post roads, which at first were little more than dirt trails but later were improved with gravel or wooden planks. Travel on these roads was slow going - the trip from Boston to New York, for example, could take up to 3 days by stage coach.Between 1900 and 1950, the United States paved the way to its future. Local, state and federal dollars built millions of miles of roads, opening up new worlds to those who traveled along them.You might think car and truck owners were the force behind good roads. But the first paved roads were a result of a very different lobby. Bicyclists wanted smooth streets for an easier ride. And health reformers fought for them because they were easier to clean than dirt or cobblestone—an important consideration when horses produced over one million pounds of manure a day in some cities. Later, farmers pushed for roads to get their goods to market and truckers lobbied for them between cities.The modern era of roads didn’t begin until 1956 when President Eisenhower signed into law the federal aid highway act. How is can this improve our economy.  Reed Chambers to weigh in. For more information on this show go to ladylibertyinstitute log onto our forum here: youthforindependence watch us here: https://www.youtube.com/user/Libertyactionnetwork

  • 02:00

    Sunday Night Dead; Paranormal of Olde Europe show

    in Paranormal

    This week on Sunday Night Dead we are discussing Paranormal of Olde Europe, to include Vampires, Werewolves, Banshees, and Witches oh my. Join our host Ken Suminski, Tracy Todd and our guests Andrea Free Wells as we stroll down the cobblestone lanes of Europe and discuss the history and the evidence about these allusive beings. This Sunday 8 pm EST on Dead Air.

  • 04:01

    Run With The Bulls on D&D Radio

    in Hobbies

    It’s no secret Chicago is full of great talent, and here on the Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana we’ll be speaking to some of Chicago’s finest!
    Our special guest co-host is comedian Michael Isaac.  This charismatic stand-up comedian and actor from the south side of Chicago, describes his brand of comedy as  “Good. Clean. Funny,” but we’ve invited him to get Down and Dirty with us!
    You’ll recognize Michael from some of television’s most popular commercials for Walmart, Old Navy and McDonald’s.
    In our Man-Land segment we’re excited to talk to Rob Dickens from The Great Bull Run.  The running of the bulls through the cobblestone streets of Pamplona, Spain, has been a yearly event for centuries.  And now Rob and his co-founder have set up bull runs in 10 cities across the U.S.  Already over 20,000 Americans have registered for the adrenaline rush that comes with running in front of a group of angry bulls that can charge at speeds of 35 miles an hour!
    We’ll also be talking to Annie Mohaupt, former architect and founder of Mohop, an eco-conscious footwear company. This talented designer and her team of artisans manufacture hand-shaped sculptures for your feet in a Chicago workshop. Mohop shoes are creating a wave of excitement across the US and in Canada, Europe, and Asia, and have been featured on Vogue.com, Lucky Magazine, The Martha Stewart Show and US Weekly.
    And our very own DIY and design expert, Frank Fontana, will be sharing his secret tips in our Dirty Little Secrets of DIY.
    Join us on The Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana to hear more!

  • 00:39


    in Spirituality

    Camy Tang is co-author of theThe Postcards from Misty Harbor Inn series (Guideposts Books). The series describes what happens when three sisters come together in Nantucket for the first time since their mother’s death.   Camy is one of a team of four authors who come together under the pen name of Evangeline Kelley to bring the unique personalities of each sister to vivid life and welcome audiences to the charming and historic island of Nantucket, complete with cobblestone streets, quaint shops, ferries, sandy beaches and salty air. The series weaves together the stories of each of the sisters as they progress through their own unique personal journeys. Along the way, readers will discover the wonder of God’s love in the lives of each of his children.    She drops by on Monday, June 24, at 8pm EST.  

  • 00:35

    Alexis O'Neill

    in Radio

      ALEXIS O’NEILL is the author of LOUD EMILY (Simon & Schuster), featured in Newsweek Magazine, THE RECESS QUEEN (Scholastic Press), a bully book which was on the Los Angeles Times list of Best Selling Children’s Books, and ESTELA'S SWAP (Lee & Low Books) a multicultural book about generosity and a unique California experience. Her work has also been published in Cricket, Spider, Cobblestone, Calliope, Faces, Writer’s Digest, Children’s Book Review Magazine and the Los Angeles Times.
    Alexis teaches writing for the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program. She is a Regional Advisor for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and a founding member of the Children's Authors Network (CAN!). A former elementary school teacher, Alexis holds a B.S. from Skidmore College and an M.S. in Instructional Technology and Ph.D. in Teacher Education from Syracuse University.

  • 00:59

    Quebec City's Old World Charm

    in Travel

    Join us in beautiful and charming Quebec City as we walk down centuries-old cobblestone streets while listening to the locals speak French. Head up to the Old City to enjoy the views from the famed Chateau Frontenac Hotel looking down on the St. Lawrence River.  See Beluga, humpback and blue whales at some of the best whale watching in the waters in North America in Tadoussac. Learn about the traditional "Changing of the Guard" at the Citadelle and the amazing history of the Plains of Abraham. Trace back through time at Grosse Ile, Canada's Ellis Island.  Learn all about Quebec's restaurants and activities in this city full of Old World charm. Learn more about performances by Cirque du Soleil, music festivals and gigantic projection show called the "Image Mill." As always, we'll have "Hot Topics in Travel" and "He Said, She Said."