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The Hunger Games franchise has been synonymous with many colors. President Snow’s white roses. District 12’s black coal mines. Katniss’s orange backpack, which we have popularized on this show in the past. Now, we add Lorde’s “Yellow Flicker Beat” to the spectrum and discuss the quality of its hue. We are chomping at the bit to know what YOU think about Lorde's song, so please leave a comment on our website!
"Are you a small business that wants high speed broadband in New York City? You're in luck! There's a competition available to get you just what you need. To compete, you must:
Swim across the Hudson River in freezing water, chanting "I want my fiber", holding onto your laptop at all times,
Pray to the gods to shine their light so you can beg to get some broadband. Offer them a goat as a sacrifice (Vegans can use turnips),
You must show why you really, really, really, need a broadband connection and demonstrate what the "potential impact of fiber on your business and the feasibility of fiber construction to your building."
This bit of sarcastic wit from guest Bruce Kushnick, Exec. Dir. of New Networks Institute, highlights a deadly serious problem: true highspeed Internet access that meets the needs of businesses and residences doesn't exist in many urban centers. Kushnick explains to listeners how they can meet and overcome this challenge, even if Katniss is too busy to help at the moment.
Beginning with his take on new Mayor Bill de Blasio's initial steps to attack the problem in New York, Kushnick discusses how constituents there and elsewhere can leverage existing cable franchise agreements to try to counter some of the negative aspects of the announced Comcast/Time Warner merger. He also presents tactics for influencing local broadband policy, using incumbents cross-subsidization practices against them, and ultimately, doing whatever's possible to facilitate additional competitors with highspeed broadband into urban markets.
My Guest next week will be Lanier Dabruzzi RD of the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association and she's the Nutrition Affairs program Manager fo the Georgia and South Carolina area. On this show we will be talking about one of america biggest probelms lack of sleep. Guide to Good Sleep
- Now that the holidays are over and the new year has begun, banish those sleepless nights lying in bed thinking of To Do lists using these top tips about what to eat and do in order to get the best night’s sleep possible!
How to Avoid the Hunger Games
- January is here and you’re trying to lose the pounds gained over the holidays, but you don’t want to have to starve yourself. Use these Katniss-approved tips to avoid “The Hunger Games” throughout the day and still achieve and maintain a healthy weight! So tune in to get some great tips to improve your health and wellness, focus and improve memory and many more with better sleep!
May the odds be forever in our favor as we return to the 12 districts of The Hunger Games as we break down the second installment of the hit series. Then we discover why sarcasm has become so rampant....Vince Vaughn fathered thousands of kids! We'll talk his new movie Delivery Man.
Also on the slate:
-The Walking Dead....what did we think of the Governor's return?
- We're still watching Agents of SHIELD, but is it a hatewatch?
- Norman Reedus as the Crow?
- Much MUCH More!
The movies based on "The Hunger Games" books are actually based on the globalists plans for OUR future, Agenda 21. Hunger Games is a lightly fictionalized version of the world the elites are trying to force upon us. The actual plan for doing so is called "Agenda 21" and it is already massively affecting you even if you have never heard of it. THAT is the idea. To secretly implement it until you ARE in the Hunger Games.
To discuss this, we have Dave Hodges. Dave Hodges is a teaches graduate and undergraduate psychology and research methods classes. He is a former college basketball coach as well as a former mental health counselor. He is the creator and host of the popular radio show, The Common Sense Show. Dave also maintains a website entitled, The Common Sense Show.
After over a year of waiting, Catching Fire is out for the world to see! We spend Episode 130 discussing the film in-depth: What did we like? What didn't we like? What book-to-movie changes did we especially enjoy? Etc. Spoilers abound, of course, so if you have not yet seen Catching Fire, you may want to wait to listen to this one. If you have any specific talking points that you think we should address, just leave a comment over on our site. We also look at the sequel's box office performance thus far.
Catching Fire Week is finally here! Can you believe it? We certainly can't! We'll be seeing Catching Fire on Monday, November 18, which is why this episode has been scheduled for the following night (Tuesday the 19th). We'll spend the entirety of Episode 129 offering up as spoiler-free a review as possible, sharing our initial impressions and reactions and letting you know what to expect! If you have any specific questions about the film that you'd like us to answer during Episode 129, just leave a comment over on our website. Please keep in mind that we do want to keep this review spoiler-free, so don't ask anything too detailed!
This week the Black Geeks review the 2nd installment in the Hunger Games trilogy, "Catching Fire" directed by Francis Lawrence.
Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem. -From IMDb
Tune in today at 3:30 PST
May the odds be ever in your favor! On a very special episode of Cinema Royale, we journey back to Panem for the anticipated sequel, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire! Plus, Willow Shields who plays Primrose Everdeen calls in to talk about her experience alongside Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson!
Since our last unscripted episode wasn't quite as unscripted as we'd hoped given the new Catching Fire TV spot and TheCapitol.PN relaunch, we figured we might as well have a little fun before the premiere next week! We'll spend the whole night pulling all sorts of thought-provoking and crazy topics out of our trusty grab bag/topic cornucopia. We'll also briefly chat about our experience interviewing Sam Claflin and Jena Malone on Sunday. Update: Did we jinx ourselves or something? Subway just unveiled another new Catching Fire TV spot set to "We Remain" by Christina Aguilera and...oh, the feels! As we write this, we're still teary-eyed. Mags! Johanna! So, yes, we will absolutely be discussing this new TV spot. Update #2: Below you'll find a list of all the topics we pulled from our grab bag! - From Marce: Do you think if Peeta hadn't been hijacked that he and Katniss would have been together from that point forward? - From Satsuma: If Peeta hadn't been reaped for the Games, would he have volunteered? - From Anonymous: Where is Cinna from? The Capitol? District 8? District 12? - From 4LoveIsStronger: If you could spend a whole day with a tribute from the 75th Hunger Games (excluding Katniss and Peeta), who would it be?
In Episode 117 of Fireside Chat, we go unscripted again! We spend the duration of the show pulling all sorts of listener-submitted topics out of our grab bag (a.k.a. "the topic cornucopia"). Who knows what interesting, funny, and bizarre things we'll end up discussing! Feel free to leave a comment over on our website if you have a topic you'd like to submit! (Update: See below for a list of the topics we pulled from the grab bag!) From Gaby N.: How much money do you think Catching Fire will gross at the box office? Do you think it will end up being the number one film of the year like the Wall Street Journal predicted? - From Satsuma: Would Gale have approved of Coin's proposal to throw Capitol kids into the Hunger Games at the end of Mockingjay? - From Emily D.: If you had a chance to be a Hunger Games character for a day, who would you be? - From Paulina: Do you have any ideas for future Quarter Quells? - From Anna: What do you think Capitol citizens do for the majority of the year, when the Hunger Games aren't happening?
It's time to go unscripted again! As with all our "Unscripted" episodes, we have no plan or agenda in place for Episode 110. Instead, we spend the whole evening pulling all sorts of listener-submitted topics out of our grab bag. Feel free to leave a comment over on our website or tweet us if you have a topic you'd like to submit for us to add to our "topic cornucopia"! Also, at the start of the show, we chat with the incredibly talented Jessica from Down with the Capitol about the Hunger Games musical she's been developing for the last year or so: From Nightmares to Nightlock. Update: A list of the topics we pulled appears below! - Are you pleased so far with Francis Lawrence's directing (taking into consideration what we've seen so far)? - Were there more Hunger Games with Paylor as president? - Do you think, from the knowledge of survival you garnered from reading the trilogy, that you could survive for three nights in the forest? - How long do you think the Catching Fire movie will be? How much time do you think will be devoted to each "segment" of the film? - Do you think Prim's death was necessary? Or was it just to make the choice easier for Katniss? - Would you rather be able to reread and experience the trilogy again for the "first time," or give that opportunity to others by telling your friends about the trilogy? - Did Snow/the Gamemakers orchestrate Annie's win after Finnick finally agreed to do something for them?
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