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  • 00:26


    in Pop Culture

    20 years or so ago, Thanksgiving officially surpassed Christmas as my favorite holiday. Because that’s around the time “food” finally surpassed “new wallets and sweaters from The Gap” on my importance scale.

  • 01:01


    in Spirituality


  • 00:12

    Video Games As Holiday Gifts

    in Culture

    The 2015 holiday shopping season is here, and video games are showing up on many people's gifts lists. Do parents need to worry about purchasing video games for children and grandchildren? Here to help us sort through questions and concerns that may arise about various types of games is Stetson University Psychology Professor Chris Ferguson, who has conducted extensive research on whether violent video games affect youth.

  • 02:51

    Hybrid Jazz From Trish Hennessey - with Harvey Mason!

    in Music

    When you contemplate the illustrious career of Harvey Mason, your mind HAS to be blown.  Born and raised in Atlantic City, young Harvey absorbed the vibes of the great musicians THERE - and showed so much promise on drums that he was playing with Duke Ellington and Errol Garner in the 60's.  Early in his recording career, there he was - up front and center with Blue Note Records. And on Columbia: Please go check out Herbie Hancock and The Headhunters for a refresher course in freshly fused Jazz :)  

    The associations that this consummate first-call musician has made through five decades is staggering.  Because, quite simply, HE is.  Nathan East has shared space and stages with The Mase for 25 years or so (Fourplay's "Silver" just dropped) and he firmly suggests that drummers of ANY note studied Harvey Mason in order to find their own style.  He was THAT distinctive THAT early in his journey.

    We dare you to find another legendary drummer who has been involved with more Gold and Platinum recording sessions than our guest.  Awards, accolades, nods from NARAS and "Modern Drummer."  Over 150 motion picture soundtracks.  A regular fixture at the Oscars each year.  And that long relationship with Fourplay cannot be stressed enough.  When you're with a successful musical unit for 25 years, that's cause for celebration!

    As bandmates Nathan, Chuck Loeb, Bob James, and Harvey prepare for a holiday run at the Blue Note in New York, our friend wanted to take the time - during this Thanksgiving week - to express his gratitude for all that his fans have given him. How beautiful that NEW fans and fellow artists got together for his album last year.  And how wonderful that life-long "brothers" are banding together again right before Christmas.  How fortunate are we to visit with Harvey again?  You already KNOW :)

  • 00:59

    A Holiday Afternoon with Christopher Reburn & Nancy Howry

    in Spirituality

    Join Christopher Reburn and special guest co-host Nancy Howry as they celebrate the holidays and share some of their cherished holiday memories and stories. There will also be a discussion on ways to count our blessings, ways to give thanks this time of year and much more!

    Visit Christopher online at http://www.reburn.org

  • 01:02

    Make Your Holidays Merrier with Santa Claus and Amy Newmark

    in Moms and Family

    Kick off your holiday season with 101 heartwarming, often hilarious, holiday memories recounted in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Merry Christmas. From exploding turkeys and holiday hijinks to cherished memories and traditions, this special collection of entertaining stories about the love, fun, and wonder of the holidays is a great way to get into the spirit of things. 

    Join Amy Newmark, the publisher and editor-in-chief for Chicken Soup and me on Tuesday, November 24, 10-11 A.M. CT US, as we discuss joyous holiday stories, great tips about creative low-cost gifts, stress-free entertaining, and ways to keep your positive attitude while you live through the “happy mess” of the holidays.

  • 02:40

    Kennedy assassinated - No walking stick for blind girl - Christmas grinch

    in Pop Culture

    Hr1   Did you hear any historical remembrances of the anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination? Me neither. It was yesterday. Losing history...

    Major General Paul Vallely talks about the refugee situation in Europe, and the potential for it coming to the US. He says there's no reason to bring them to US shores because there are plenty of other options.

    Andrea Nelson, from the Clover Agency, joins Joe to discuss recent news events that you probably won't hear anywhere else. Tune in, you'll be surprised at some of the weird news stories and what passes for news nowadays! 

    Hr2   Military pilots say they cannot get clearance from the top to take out 75% of the ISIS enemy targets they've identified. Restrictions on our military are allowing ISIS to expand and grow.

    Andrea Nelson, from the Clover Agency, joins Joe to discuss recent news events that you probably won't hear anywhere else. Today... dental dams in 6th grade sex ed class, cultural appropriation of yoga, and feminist teacher blocks boys from playing with Legos during free class time.

    Hr3   School takes blind girl's walking cane away over fears she may trip someone. So much for accommodation.

    California school district voted unanimously to allow it’s students to choose to draw Muhammad, Jesus, and or any other religious leader if they so choose!

    Looks like Ahmed the Clock Kid is finally ready to cash in on his 15 minutes of fame, to the tune of a $10 million lawsuit against the city!

    Christmas Grinches cause mayhem at VA hospital.

    How long would the professor have had his job if he had said "don't attack Christians, attack Muslims instead."

    Have you had your healthy dose of reality lately?

  • 00:30

    This One Step - Older Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

    in Nutrition

    Polly Moore grew up with six siblings in Mobile, Alabama, but was only 8 years old when her father died of lung cancer. Soon two neighborhood boys began to molest her, friends of her older twin brothers. A couple of years later she was assaulted by another neighbor and later by her older brother. She was able to break away from the abuse at the age of twelve, but was by then deep in the darkness of isolation. She kept her secret from the world until she was almost 50 years old.  Polly is now a mother and grandmother, and has lived in Atlanta for the past 15 years. She will be relocating from Atlanta to Albany NY in March of 2016.  She is a devoted advocate for adult survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. 

    She began her organization, This One Step, to help older survivors of Child Sexual Abuse deal with the trauma of being part of what she has named, "The Unknown Generation"  A generation of survivors who had nowhere to go for support.  In her late teens she began writing as a coping mechanism to deal with the PTSD.  Her three books, "Cider Blocks and Oven Racks", "Billy Wayne's Christmas Train" and "The Unknown Generation" will be available in early 2016.  She has written many southern short stories which have been published in different publications.  She is now hosting her own blogtalk radio show Monday through Friday beginning at 6:00am. 


  • 00:30

    The Kindness Show

    in Spirituality

    Have you ever thought about what it means to be a kind person? According to a google web search, the definition of ‘kindness’ is: ‘the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate’. How often do you think about kindness in your everyday life? Once a day, twice a day, monthly, once a year when Christmas and the holidays roll around? The reason today’s show is all about kindness is because I noticed an unsettling trend of selfishness on the rise as well as threats to America, what with the ISIS threat to bomb the people of NYC Times Square just yesterday. This brings this topic to the forefront of today’s society, because if we are unwilling to be kind to one another now, what will we do when a terrorist threat becomes all too real? We don’t want mass panic in the streets or the rise of the rich over the poor, we want equality among all men and kindness truly is a virtue in this case. When you act with kindness towards your fellow men, you create a community of mutual benefactors since it takes all kinds of people working together to get things done. The example or metaphor I use to give myself love in order to give love to another is the 'desert island' example: Imagine if you were a nurse on a desert island and everyone was dying of thirst, including yourself. To whom would you give the water to and why? This is what we will be discussing on today's  show so I hope you tune in!

  • 00:59

    Walking Dead Postgame Show Episode 6.6 and 6.7

    in Television

    MONDAY 11/23 at 7:00 PM!!  Oh man, so much crazy good stuff converging on this show!  At this point, I can't even begin to imagine what we should talk about first.  Surely Daryl and Glenn will be part of it though.  Also, we'll talk about the news about the casting of Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan, and what to expect during the second half of this season and next season.  Call us at (646) 721-9605 and listen on BlogTalkRadio!!

  • 00:56

    Depression & The Strong Black Woman Part 2: Dealing With Holiday Stressors

    in Women

    Join us as we talk with Therapist Chantelle Taylor-Bittings about depression and black women.  Are strong black women more likely to be clinically depressed?  Oh, and what exactly is a "Strong Black Woman."  As we prepare for the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Holidays, we see stress, depression and suicides higher than any other time of the year.  Why is that, and how do we create the environment we hope for this time of year?  Let's get some strategies to put joy into our holidays and life.  We would love to have you join the conversation at 914-803-4503, and press 1 if you have a question or comment.

    You are loved.

    Here's Chantelle Taylor-Bittings website:  cbittingstherapy.com