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  • 02:00

    The Big Perm Show #83 - " Fusion Plays Zappa " with Ike Willis & Dee Mill

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    The train wreck leaves the station at 8 p.m. CST / 9 p.m. EST !! This week we chat with Ike Willis ( Mothers Of Invention ) & Dee Mill ( Art Of Ill Fusion ) as they prepare for " Fusion Plays Zappa " at the Apollo Theater on November 28th !!

    Ike Willis (b. November 14, 1955) is an American singer and guitarist who was a regular sideman for Frank Zappa, first joining Zappa's band for the fall 1978 tour and remaining in the band for several years.

    Ike currently tours with several Frank Zappa tribute bands including ZAPPATiKA, Ossi Duri, Project/Object, Pojama People and Ugly Radio Rebellion. He's also performed several times with the Brazilian Zappa cover band, The Central Scrutinizer Band, The Muffin Men, and with the Italian band Elio e le Storie Tese. Additionally, he has appeared multiple times at the annual Zappanale festival in Bad Doberan, Germany. 

    Dee Mill is singer/songwriter with the Peoria based group Art of Ill Fusion and a great friend of the show !! He's just returning home from an East Coast and Southern states run with the boys. We'll talk with Dee about this latest road trip as well as the " Fusion Plays Zappa " show coming up on November 28th !!

    Grab a seat early and strap in for this fantastic voyage !! Show starts at 8 p.m. CST / 9 p.m. EST !!


  • The Big Perm Show #82 - Gary " Big Daddy " Goodridge

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     All aboard !! This train wreck that we call The Big Perm Show leaves the station Sunday night at 8 p.m. CST / 9 p.m. EST !! Grab a seat early and enjoy the ride !!

     This week at 8:20 p.m. CST / 9:20 p.m. EST we'll visit with a true MMA pioneer ..... Mr. Gary " Big Daddy " Goodridge !! " Big Daddy " is a retired Trinidadian-Canadian super heavyweight kickboxer and heavyweight mixed martial artist fighting out of Barrie, Ontario. Prior to kickboxing and MMA, he was also one of the top ranked contenders in the world of professional arm wrestling. In early 2012, Goodridge was diagnosed with early onset of dementia pugilistica.

     As fans of combat sports, we give little thought to the punishment that is endured by the bodies of the participants. This Sunday night we'll go in depth with " Big Daddy " to discuss the little talked about topic of brain injury as a result of participating in combat sports. We'll look to gain some insight into his own injuries as well as life after the cage.

     Our hopes are that our listeners will take away a new understanding of the risks that our favorite fighters take as they do battle. We also hope to bring a better understanding of living life with a traumatic brain injury.

  • 02:33

    The Big Perm Show #81 - Bruce Scivally & Robert Righi

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    Things get a bit spooky this week as Halloween is fast approaching !! The train wreck leaves the station at 8 p.m. CST / 9 p.m. EST !!

    Joining us at 8:20 p.m. will be the author of DRACULA FAQ, Mr. Bruce Scivally. DRACULA FAQ unearths little-known facts about both the historical and literary Dracula. It covers many of the stage and screen Draculas as well as the many similar bloodsucking characters he inspired - from Barnabas Collins of Dark Shadows to The Night Stalker to the vampires of True Blood and The Vampire Diaries on the small screen, andInterview with the Vampire and Twilight on the big screen.

    As the train wreck rolls along, we continue our conversation with psychic/medium Robert Righi. Last month we introduced you to Robert as we discussed his work and shared a few stories of Central Illinois hauntings. This week we'll get into exorcisms and hear about a twisted connection that serial killer Ted Bundy had with Peoria.

    Don't miss the show !! The train wreck leaves the station at 8 p.m. CST / 9 p.m. EST !!

  • 03:00

    The Big Perm Show #80 - Charmaine Tweet, Linda-Lee King & Cosmic Charlie

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    The train wreck leaves the station this Sunday night at 8:00 p.m. CST / 9 p.m. EST !! Grab your seat early and strap in for Sticks and Stones and Broken Bones plus a splash of Jug Band-Spasm !!

    In the first hour, at 8:20 p.m., we'll chat with female MMA fighter Charmaine Tweet !! In June 2011, Tweet made her professional MMA debut vs. future UFC Women's Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. Now, with a current record of 6-5, Charmaine will be fighting Anna Barone in a rubber match between the two on October 24th at Prestige FC: Atonement. We'll talk with Charmaine about her upcoming fight as well as her life as a fighter. 

    In the second hour, at 9:00 p.m. CST, we'll talk with author Linda-Lee King !! A recovering Catholic, news reporter, and publisher of a weekly newspaper, the Free Press News, who has struggled with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) since childhood, Linda encapsulates that and all her experiences in a riveting book, Sticks and Stones and Broken Bones: What a Charmed Life I Lead. We'll talk about those experiences and a whole lot more !!

    Then at 9:30 p.m. CST, we'll introduce you to Cosmic Charlie !! Cosmic Charlie a.k.a. Charlie Harris plays bass in the wildly popular group from Urbana,IL, Bones Jugs N Harmony !! Currently touring in support of their debut album, "Party's In The Kitchen", Bones Jugs N Harmony is setting the midwest on fire with their unique sound. We'll talk with Charlie about the group, life on the road and a few other topics that just might surprise you !!

    Joining us at 10 p.m. CST will be 2017 ?Peoria? mayoral candidate Jon Daniel !! You may also know him as the creator of the parody Twitter account @peoriamayor.

    Don't miss the show !!

  • The Big Perm Show #79 - Hart D. Fisher & Mike "Biggie" Rhodes

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    Join us this Sunday night at 8 p.m. CST / 9 p.m. EST for Horrors & Beat Downs !! 

    In the first hour we'll chat with the creator of American Horrors TV, Hart D. Fisher. Fisher is an American horror crime author, comics book writer and publisher best known for creating the comic, Jeffrey Dahmer: An Unauthorized Biography of a Serial Killer. He's appeared on the "Sally Jessy Raphael" show, on a panel at the 2011 SXSW convention in Austin, Texas, and on The "Larry King Live" show all to discuss the comic. He also appears in the John Borowski documentary, "Serial Killer Culture". 

    In 2008, Fisher released on DVD the film, The Garbage Man. A film he wrote and produced, about an African-American serial killer, was filmed in Champaign,IL. In the midst of filming in 1993, Fisher's girlfriend, Michelle Davis, was raped and murdered during an armed robbery at the motel where she worked. Fisher testified for the prosecution at three seperate trials against the killer.

    In the second hour we'll dial up UFC & RFA veteran Mike "Biggie" Rhodes. "Biggie" is a Waterloo,IA native who currently lives in Milwaukee,WI and trains at Roufusport MMA academy. Mike has a main event battle coming up October 24th in Canada at Prestige FC: Atonement. We'll talk with Mike about his upcoming match, the ups and downs of being a fighter and we'll cover a few other topics that may surprise you !!

    The trainwreck leaves the station at 8:00 p.m. CST / 9 p.m. EST !! Don't get left behind !!

  • The Big Perm Show #78 - Outside The Cage with Sam Alvey & Jason Mugg

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    Join us Sunday night at 8 p.m. CST / 9 p.m. EST for another stellar episode of The Big Perm Show !!

    In the first hour we'll catch up with Jason Mugg, CEO of ACSLIVE.TV !! If he's not busy filming Michigan MMA, he's hard at work running the ACSLIVE Network of shows. Muggzie will join us to talk about a variety of subjects from MMA to toilet seats to the ever advancing mutant population. Be sure you don't miss this conversation !!

    Then at 9:00 p.m. CST we'll catch up with UFC fighter "SmileN" Sam Alvey !! We'll talk with Sam about the most recent news in the world of MMA, as well as getting his thoughts on some other topics that don't have a damn thing to do with MMA. Sam always brings an interesting perspective to the conversation !!

    The train wreck leaves the station at 8 p.m. CST / 9 p.m. EST !! Don't miss it !!

  • 02:08

    The Big Perm Show #77 - Ken Zurski, Robert Righi & Ky Brown

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    Join us this Sunday night at 8 p.m. CST / 9 p.m. EST !! Another stellar episode of The Big Perm Show is headed your way !!

    This week we go back in time with Ken Zurski and his "Unremembered History". Ken Zurski is a longtime broadcaster and author of The Wreck of the Columbia. A native of Chicagoland, where he was a radio personality for many years, Ken now works in Peoria and resides in Morton with his wife Connie and two children, Sam and Nora. Peoria Stories is his second book.

    He's always been fascinated by the lesser-known personalities of history, the so-called other people, or obscure figures whose contributions to our past have been disregarded, neglected or simply put out of mind. These are the stories he wants to tell with Unremembered History 

    As we roll along, we catch up with Robert Righi of Central Illinois Ghost Hunters. Robert is a psychic/medium with two masters degrees- one in psychology, and one in clinical social work. He'll join us to chat about all things ghostly !!

    If we're still alive.... we'll hollar at our homie Ky Brown, bass player for the Peoria based power-funk group Steady Flow !! The boys are hitting the road to spread the funk and Ky will join us to drop a few TOP SECRET announcements !!

  • Why do most black men & women wear weaves or perm their hair

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    There is a lot of talk of blk women wearing weave and perms  for some odd reason no one talks about blk men doing the same thing. Prominent blk men like louis farrakhan, Al Sharpton, James Brown, Malcolm X, Sugar Ray Robinson , and many other have permed their hair . 


  • 02:05

    Healthy Matters: The Radio show-Toxic Teens

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    Are there dangers lurkinig in deoderants, shampoos, perfumes or other products we take for granted as safe? Do you know how to tell? Can every day products be causing Toxic Teens? Can the daily food intake aid in toxicicity? Is there something that we can do to protect ourselves and our teens?
    What issues are being caused/created through toxicity?
    In this weeks installment of Healthy Matters: The Radio show-Toxic Teens, we will tackle the issue of cosmetic and environmental toxicity in our teens.
    Join myself Dennis Jefferson & my cohosts Ms Verna Hair-Brown and Dana Pitts as we discuss toxic teens, get to the bottom of the issues and, provide you with healthy resolutions.
    Join us each and every Monday @ 8 pm CST for a new episode of Healthy Matters. Start your week off with a Healthy Matter.

  • 01:49

    The Big Perm Show #75 - Gary Jenkins & Chris Tickle

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    Join us this Sunday night at 8 p.m. CST / 9 p.m. EST !!

    This week we chat with Dark History Con guest Gary Jenkins, a former Intelligence Unit detective with the Kansas City Police Department and a documentary film producer. Gary’s film, “Gangland Wire” is the real, inside story behind the Martin Scorsese film, “Casino”. Gary was on the task force that worked with the FBI to bring down four Midwest Mob families operating out of Chicago, Milwaukee, Cleveland and Kansas City. Gary is an organized crime expert and has also produced the films, “Negroes to Hire: Slave Life and Culture on Antebellum Missouri Farms” and “Freedom Seekers: Stories from the Western Underground Railroad”. Gary also authored a companion book titled, “John Brown and the Last Train”.

    We'll also catch up with former guest and UFC veteran Chris Tickle. A native of Pontiac,IL , Chris currently resides in Bloomington,IL. On September 24th Chris makes his pro boxing debut at the Hollywood Casino in Columbus,OH. We'll chat with Chris about his pro boxing debut and a bunch more.....Chris isn't shy about speaking his mind !!

    Don't miss the show !! We're gettin' gangster !!

  • 01:26

    The Big Perm Show #73 - Brian Ward & Seth Ferranti

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    Join us this week at 8 p.m. CST / 9 p.m. EST !! This week's guests are Brian Ward & Seth Ferranti !!

    Brian Ward is the creator/founder of the Dark History Con event.... "Looking at the darker side of history through True Crime and the tragic events that haunt us". The event takes place Sept. 19 & 20 at the Fluid Event Center in Champaign,IL. This event will feature numerous guests, some of which have appeared right here on The Big Perm Show, discussing their work and the events that fuel our imaginations !! We'll talk with Brian about the event, the guests, and a few topics that will surely make your skin crawl !!

    Seth Ferranti is a multi-media writer and journalist who pens amazing true crime and prison related stories for vice.com and thefix.com, among others. He started his career in journalism while incarcerated and is now continuing it in the real world. In 1993, after spending two years as a top-15 fugitive on the US Marshal's most wanted list, he was captured and sentenced to 304 months under the federal sentencing guidelines for an LSD Kingpin conviction and committed to the custody of the Attorney General. 

    He currently works out of St. Louis, MO and it appears there is no stopping him !! Seth also writes for thedailybeast.com , substance.com, hoop365.com, Don Diva and F.E.D.S. magazines and The New York Daily News. In advance of his appearance at the Dark History Con event next month in Champaign, we'll chat with Seth about his life, his career, current projects and who knows what else !! This is an interview you don't want to miss !!