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If you don't know who Robert Drysdale is, you will by the end of the hour. Suffice it to say, when high level MMA fighters want a ground advantage, they look the direction of this 6x world champion. They either end up in his studio in Las Vegas, or are adopting techniques he developed.
To accommodate the schedule of our special guest we're inverting the show format. Rather than dissect the news for 20 minutes and bring Mr Drysdale on, we're opening the show with him, will jump to the phone lines ASAP, and will keep him as long as possible.
We will close the show with the news.
Mr. Drysdale rarely gives interviews, even more rarely answers live questions from fans, so if you want to talk to an American legend in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, call in early.
Ann Elizabeth Meyers Drysdale, a retired American basketball player and current sportscaster, was the first player to be part of the U.S. National team while still in high school. She was the first woman at UCLA to be signed to a four-year athletic scholarship. She was also the only woman to sign a contract with an NBA team, the Indiana Pacers (1979).
Meyers Drysdale currently resides in Huntington Beach, CA, and Phoenix, AZ, where she serves as Vice President for the WNBAs Phoenix Mercury and Vice President of the NBA's Phoenix Suns. For nearly 30 years, she served as a network television sports analyst for ESPN, CBS and NBC. In 2006, Meyers Drysdale was awarded the Ronald Reagan Media Award from the United States Sports Academy.
She has covered a wide variety of sports for major networks in the U.S, including the 1986, 1990 and 1994 Goodwill Games, men's and women's college basketball, NCAA softball and volleyball and the 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympics for NBC. June 12th was the official release date of her book- you let some GIRL beat you? which she wrote with Joni Ravenna.
One of today's hottest knitting trends is entrelac, a modular technique that produces a striking woven diamond pattern. Using only simple knit and purl stitches, knitters can create eye-catching pieces with incredible texture. Rosemary Drysdale's new book, Entrelac, introduces this innovative and adaptable technique, along with 25+ patterns for a variety of garments, accessories, home decor accents and baby items. Comprehensive instructions and more than 65 swatches provide endless possibilities in cables, lace, colorwork and much more.
Rosemary Drysdale is a knitting editor at Vogue Knitting and KnitSimple magazines and a consultant and designer in the yarn industry. She has enjoyed a long career as an embroidery and knitting teacher and designer, including at Pratt Institute and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.
Bryan Levick and Mitch Ciccarelli will be joined by BJJ Champion Robert Drysdale and MMA Legend Frank Shamrock. Another great episode with outstanding guests for your listening pleasure. We will also discuss Friday night's UFC on FX show and the rematch between UFC Flyweights Ian "Uncle Creepy" McCall & Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson.
Today's show 2.14.14
On the February 14th broadcasting of the Loisirslit Radio Program we will be showcasing some of our city’s brightest movers and shakers. Our guests include Thomas Drysdale, a Business Consultant and Philanthropist from Business Builders Plus Group LLC and the tHe NOLA Beer GiRl who will let us know what beers would be good for Valentines Day.
Additionally, we have the honor of chatting with Rosemary Donnelly, Author of Cooking With A Cougar and Arianna Pelullo aka LadyBeast, Kai Ito aka Interpreter of Condolences, Nick Williams (Guglielmo) Nick, and Sam aquatic aka Samantha Huffman of Cirque Du Gras, a group of New Orleans based circus performers. Our musical guest today is Wes Andersonn,IV of the musical group BLACK “BLACK simply put is Black musicians creating and performing BLACK MUSIC! BLACK is the hot new band”.
And as always we are accompanied with our new talented host Jennifer Pagan and our resident band and Dj BLacK PeaRl.
Today's show 2.13.14
On the February 13th broadcasting of the Loisirslit Radio Program we will be showcasing some of our city’s brightest movers and shakers. Our guests include Haley Burns, Founder & Executive Director, and Laura Stokes, Marketing Director of Fund 17. Also joining us today is Thomas Drysdale, a Business Consultant and Philanthropist from Business Builders Plus Group LLC.
Additionally, we have the honor of chatting with Jenny Sklar, Owner of Back Bayou Vintage and Chef Donald Julien and Amber Cashio of Warehouse Grille. Our musical guest today is Sweet Crude--- “progressive music that also embraces this region's French-speaking tradition, a fervent group of young Louisianians engaged in keeping the language relevant via art, also likes to drink whiskey and dance all the time”.
And as always we are accompanied with our new talented host Jennifer Pagan and Trenton Thomas, a Jazz, Hip-Hop, RnB, Neo-Soul Violinist, and our resident band and Dj BLacK PeaRl.
Vet of King of the Cage, Shannon Reid is looking to make a name for herself as she fighters to become the second Tuff-n-uff MMA 145 tournament champ.
Fighting out of Drysdale's MMA in Vegas, she is currently 1-1 in her career.
We will talk to Reid about her preparations and fighting for TUFF.
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This week we return after a week off to talk about the now cancelled UFC 151 and the Jon Jones debacle. We also talk to one of the greatest American grapplers of all time.
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