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  • 01:31

    Sticks and Stones: Pop Culture Heroes Against Bullying

    in Self Help

    This week, Rock and Spectre chat to Pop Culture Hero Coalition Co-Founders Carrie Goldman (author, "Bullied") and Matt Langdon (Founder, "The Hero Construction Company") and  Coalition Founder Chase Masterson (of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine fame) about their group's work to end bullying of all forms, their collaboration with other anti-hate-crime charities, and their thoughts on how we can all be our own heroes and stick up for the people who cannot defend themselves.

    It doesn't get much more heroic than that, does it

  • 00:30

    LIVE! with Cathi---Everyday heroes...Part One

    in Fitness

    EVERYDAY HEROES...when we think of heroes, we think of men and women fighting for our country, fighting for America.  I salute them!  It is with pleasure to introduce you to everyday heroes who make our country great!


    Meet a girls' best friend, Blair from Chicago, Illinois working at a refugee resettlement agency.  After tutoring Domi, age 18 who lived in a Tanzanian refugee camp before coming to the U.S.  Blair realized there may be many other teen-age girls, displaced and disoriented that have relocated in Illinois.  This gave birth to GIRLFORWARD.


    The FLOWER BEARER...etc.



    The GOOD SHEPHARD...etc.

    The BOLD BUSINESS MEN...etc.



  • 00:30

    LIVE! with Cathi...Everyday Heroes...Part Two

    in Fitness


    THE PRINCIPLE and the PRANKSTER...Sherman, a North High School principal in Kansas was on the verge of tears.  He was asked to hold an empty bucket.  He thought this was a senior prank.  In the bucket, students started dropping pieces of paper.  100 messages later...'thank you for the shirt you gave me when I didn't have clothes.  Seniors were to write notes to tell the principle what he meant to them.

    THE PIZZA MAN...a simple idea-sticky notes turns people into superheroes.


    The LIBRARIAN...etc.



    The BIRDER...etc.

    A way to give back to our...etc.

  • 00:57

    Humor and the House of Kerouac with author and columnist Erik Deckers

    in Writing

    What do you get if you cross a syndicated newspaper columnist with a business book author on a Pearson imprint with an entrepreneur who owns Pro Blog Service and novelist who's the Spring 2016 writer-in-residence at the Jack Kerouac House in Orlando, Florida?

    Erik Deckers, this week’s guest of Behind the Prose.

    I interviewed Erik in August, just before he relocated to Florida. (Ironically, he was already planning a move there just before learning that he won the coveted residency).

    By now, I’m sure he’s settled in and enjoying the “vibrant literary community” of Orlando that he talks about in this episode.

    But before we get to the Kerouac Project, we go through his decades long career as a humor columnist and his book deals on Que Publishing.

    In this interview you’ll also learn:

    The rhetorical move he started using in his humor and now can’t stop
    How travel writing led him to making an activist move that sent one of his posts viral and cost him a job
    His trick to churning out content on a weekly basis

    There’s also some discussion of Pluto. And if you listened to Sean Ennis’ episode, you might find this kinda spooky. Well, it is Halloween week. Or maybe I’m just subconsciously drawing this Pluto stuff to me. (Remember the Reading-Updike-Keillor thing?)

    Either way, like Erik’s buddy Karl the Curmudgeon, I’m still kinda mad about Pluto too. Get show links at behindtheprose.com.





  • 00:19

    Newcomer Gets His Game On in "Heroes Reborn" - Meet Toru Uchikado

    in Entertainment

    The Total Tutor Neil Haley will interview Toru Uchikado.

    Newcomer Toru Uchikado makes his television debut in the epic 13-episode event series “Heroes Reborn” from creator/executive producer Tim Kring, who also imagined the critically acclaimed 2006 “Heroes” series. Premiering September 24 on NBC, the series chronicles the lives of ordinary people who discover they possess extraordinary abilities. Toru plays ‘Ren Shimosawa,’ a young Japanese gamer who’s storyline unfolds as he joins ‘Miko’ (played by Kiki Sukezane) on her journey of being a “Hero.”



    The Japanese actor was born in New Jersey, but moved back to Japan as a young baby. Raised in Yokahomo, Japan, Toru grew up watching American movies and became fascinated with the industry. With Japanese as his primary language, Toru came to the states to study English and Business and learned to speak English at the age of 21. Uchikado returned to the states in 2011 (Los Angeles) to study acting—a passion he discovered while taking classes in college. Toru’s first major acting role will be this Fall as he plays ‘Ren Shimosawa’ on NBC”s “Heroes Reborn.” He hopes to be a bridge between Japan and the United States.

  • 00:32

    Cooking With a Dash of Humor

    in Cooking

    Do you tire of preparing meals every day? Today Maxine and Jeannie interview Debora M. Coty and talk about her new cookbook, Too Blessed to be Stressed Cookbook.  In 20 minutes, meals can be prepared. Cooked without stress! Plus humor as a garnish. Coty is a popular speaker and columnist.

  • 00:59

    Morning Moments With Maia; Carla Ulbrich on Reclaiming Your Power Through Humor

    in Health

    Maia Aziz P.S.W., C.L.Y.L., writes and speaks on living a life of love and laughter. President-Elect of The Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor, Maia is joined each week on Morning Moments With Maia...Conversations of Love and Laughter by an eclectic lineup of guests who live their lives with love and laughter and work to help others do the same.


    Carla Ulbrich is an award-winning comical singer-songwriter and guitarist who in 2002, while on tour, fell very ill with kidney failure and a stroke. As part of her recovery, she wrote a bunch of humorous medical songs lampooning her frustrating experience with the US health care system, resulting in the CD "Sick Humor”, one of 6 CDs she has released.

    Her songs, keynotes, and book entitled "How Can You NOT Laugh at a Time Like This?" which was awarded the Lupus Foundation of America's Seal of Approval, are all based on her humorous take of the life of a patient with several chronic and sometimes catastrophic illnesses. She now performs and speaks at conventions and other gatherings of patients, caregivers, nurses, and other medical professionals.

    She has been featured on AOL News, Sirius XM radio, Dr. Demento and ABC and describes how she learned the value of work/ life balance, joy, and self-care the hard way- by having none of those, and getting incredibly sick. And then finding them again in the journey to reclaiming her health. 




  • 00:22

    How We Define Heroes in Present Day with Allan K Patch, Retired Captain, USN,

    in Lifestyle

    The Heroes and Heroines in the media today take all shapes and forms. Aside from Police, Firemen and Military who sign up to be in harm’s way, some are ordinary people who rise to meet extraordinary situations.

    Always more visible are the fictional characters portrayed by Hollywood celebrities; from The Incredibles to James Bond, from comic book superheroes to cinematic heroics, we are awed and entertained.  But what of celebrity mis-named heroes such as athletes – are their efforts heroic- or just inspiring…as well as entertaining?

    Ancient Greek and Roman History was so inspired by heroics that gods were created who not only had great power but were also greatly flawed.   In today’s world we bandy about the term hero without seemingly understanding the meaning of the word.  Football players, basketball stars, actors, musicians…all are referred to and refer to each other as heroes.  

    Retired USN Captain Allan Patch grew up in Plymouth, Mass where he developed a fascination with the heritage of our nation.  Adding sciences to his interest in history, Allan earned a BS in biology from Boston College and a DMD from Tufts University. He then spent over two decades in the Navy, deployed in both Navy hospitals and in active duty with the Marine Corps; and entered private dental practice while serving in the Naval Reserve.  

    Passage At Delphi is the first novel in a series exploring the confluence of the past, present, and future.  He invites readers along for the thrilling ride and explores the difference between heroism and celebrity in the context of past and present culture. 

    Author Alan Patch is here to talk about PASSAGE AT DELPHI, Apollo Series Book 1 the beginning of Lauren and Zack’s epic adventure. 

  • 01:31

    What Would Captain America Do? (Language, please!) - An Advice Show for HEROES

    in Self Help


    This episode is for anyone who wants to do add a little more heroism to their lives, Real-Life Superheroes and every-day heroes, alike. 

    We've assembled several guests to share their best advice on what you can and should do to best prepare for the role of "hero." These guests are dedicated do-gooders who spend at least 70% of their free time in the service of others, for no pay. 

    If you're already living the hero life and would like to add your two cents, please call the number above or join us in the chat room. We'd love to hear from you!

    P.S. If you've seen the new Avengers AOU movie, join us! We'll be talking about it, too. 

  • 01:05

    Heroes Among Us: Adoption and Vietnam

    in Politics Conservative

    In November, we observe Veterans Day. Many do not realize that National Adoption Month is also in November. Both are very important observances. Those who have served in the military are our heroes, as are those who have opened their hearts and homes to children in need of a family. 

    David Cordeau, a Vietnam veteran, will share his story with us. He miraculously survived many dangers during the war. Now, he pastors a church and travels nationally and internationally sharing the Gospel. He even travels to Vietnam to preach.

    Anne Knapp and her husband, Dan, have five children, two of whom they adopted from Haiti. Their lives are more complete as a result of adding Ednel and Ronald to their homes, but the adoption process certainly came with challenges. Tune in to hear their story.

    Tune in to The Right Voice with Adrienne Ross from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Eastern/7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Central every Tuesday. Become part of the conversation by calling in to (646) 200-3715 to comment and/or ask questions. If you miss the live show, listen to the podcast at any time.

  • 00:17

    Cancer and Laughter - Humor Therapy

    in Education


    Why laugh at Cancer?  Join Dr. Sharon Johnson in the fight against Cancer with laughter.  Laughter is the best medicine.  What is Humor Therapy? 

    Description:  Humor therapy is the use of humor for the relief of physical or emotional pain and stress. It is used as a complementary method to promote health and cope with illness.

    Overview:  Although available scientific evidence does not support claims that laughter can cure cancer or any other disease (to admit humor's curative powers would cost them big $$$, therefore, no dice), it can reduce stress and enhance a person's quality of life. Humor has physical effects because it can stimulate the circulatory system, immune system, and other systems in the body.

    How is it promoted for use?  Humor therapy is generally used to improve quality of life, provide some pain relief, encourage relaxation, and reduce stress. Researchers have described different types of humor. Passive humor results from seeing prepared material, such as a funny movie, standup comedy, or an amusing book. Spontaneous or unplanned humor involves finding humor in everyday situations (umm, you mean like having a sense of humor.)   

    Taken from http://www.cancerisnotfunny.com/humortherapy1.html

    Contack Dr. Sharon Johnson (Doctor of Business) http://www.comtivate.com