• 00:30

    The Oscars 2015: Nominees & Predicted Winners

    in Current Events

    The 87th Academy Awards are less than a month away. Who do you think should win the 2015 Oscar? This year's nominees offer a little bit for everyone, from the gulf war, self improvement to aging in Hollywood. The performances are both breathe taking and poignant. The 87th Academy Awards will be telecast live on ABC on Sunday, February 22th at 7pm(EST)/4pm(PST). To help with all Oscar nominess and predictions is resident "HotSpot" film critic and moive aficionado Mr. Scott Mctosh.  The "HotSpot" Oscar show is Wednesday, January 28th, 2015, 2pm/3pm(CST/EST). Follow show hashtag #4DPRadio. This show is not available for call in.  

    Creator & Executive Producer, Dexter Martin

    About The “HotSpot” Radio Show w/Dexter: The “HotSpot” Radio Show w/ Dexter is a current events news show focusing on the “hot” & trending topics, people are talking about. The host, Dexter Martin, is a senior public relations professional and the founder and principal of 4DPR Strategies, a boutique PR firm based in Chicago. The “HotSpot” hits on BlogTalkRadio, the last Wednesday of the month.

  • 01:05

    Movie Reviews: The Interview and 7 more Films

    in Movies

    We review The Interview and 7 more films. They include Big Eyes, Into the Woods, Selma, Unbroken, American Sniper, The Gambler, and Two Days, One Night. While The Interview was cut from theaters this Christmas, our critic was able to get in and see it. We discuss all the Christmas Day releases and assess some of their Oscar potential. 

  • 01:02


    in Comedy


    TAYLOR NEGRON (Director) is a veteran character actor, writer, and celebrated comedian and performance artist.  He made his film debut in 1982 as a love-struck, pill-popping, dancing intern in “Young Doctors in Love,” and as the forever memorable Mr. Pizza Guy who delivers Sean Penn a pizza in “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.”     He has starred in his own HBO special and made appearances on the Tonight Show.  Taylor achieved critical acclaim in 2008 for a live show he wrote and performed which debuted in the Green Room at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival, “The Unbearable Lightness of Being Taylor Negron – A Fusion of Story and Song.” Negron Directed the original New York Stage Musical production of “Who Loves You, Baby” exploring the late, self-proclaimed macho man “Telly” Savalas The production played to sold out audiences at Huron Club in the SoHo Playhouse and ran for more than 2 years Negron appeared in the multi extended/sold out theater piece “ Streeptease” -An evening of Meryl Streep Monologues performed by 8 men. Los Angeles Times wrote “Things take a surprisingly serious turn with Taylor Negron’s monologue from “Sophie’s Choice,” a quietly delicate performance that does fitting service to Streep’s mastery.  He a Painter and has studied The Art Students league and lives here in New York City. www.taylornegron.com


  • 01:04

    Violet ReikiRadio - Guest Rickie Meryl Freedman Reiki Master Teacher/P.T.

    in Health

    Bringing an Integrative approach to Holistic Health, Rickie’s expertise spans across many aspects of healthcare, particularly pain and stress management as well as the reduction of addictive behaviors, anxiety and sleep issues.

    Her specialty and gift, "Reiki by Rickie ~ Gentle Touch, Deep Healing", individualized Healing and Balancing sessions, is one of many tools. Rickie also teaches all levels of Reiki Classes, including “Reiki for Healthcare Professionals” and “ReikiKids”. She has created and conducts numerous workshops, including “Introduction to Reiki”, “Stress Management”, “The Power of a Positive Attitude”, “From Grief to Gratitude”, “Choosing Peace in Challenging Times”, and “Chakra Healing and Balancing”.

    Rickie offers her Reiki Sessions, and unique Therapeutic Massage at "ReikiSpace & Learning Place", Harrisburg's first Reiki Center, which she created and opened on 4/1/13. ReikiSpace includes 11 Reiki Practitioners trained by Rickie, and a Mentorship program.

    Rickie’s Mission in the world is to bring the Inner Peace of the Reiki Experience in a grounded way to as many people as possible in every walk of life. “I don’t DO Reiki, I LIVE Reiki!” With the knowledge that every thought, word and emotion carries energy and affects ourselves, others and the world, Rickie believes that “Our world and this Earth need all the Light, Love and Positive Energy we can possibly share!”                                  

  • 00:59

    Profile: Todd Black/Producer/ Hope Springs/ Meryl Streep

    in Movies

    In January 2001, Black, along with his partner, Jason Blumenthal, merged with the Steve Tisch Company to form Escape Artists, an independently financed company housed at Sony Pictures. Their first produced movie was A Knight’s Tale, starring Heath Ledger. Todd Black’s recent feature film credits include The Pursuit Of Happyness and Seven Pounds, both starring Will Smith, The Taking Of Pelham 123, directed by Tony Scott and starring Denzel Washington and John Travolta, Knowing, starring Nicolas Cage and directed by Alex Proyas, The Back-up Plan starring Jennifer Lopez, and most recently the David Frankel directed film Hope Springs starring Meryl Streep, Steve Carrel and Tommy Lee Jones.

    He was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Picture (Drama) for The Denzel Washington directed The Great Debaters. In addition, Black was honored with the Producer Guild’s Stanley Kramer Award for The Great Debaters and for his 2002 film, Antwone Fisher, Denzel Washington’s directorial debut.  Born in Dallas and raised in Los Angeles, Black attended the theatre program at the University of Southern California. He began his entertainment career as a casting associate. In 1995, Black became President of Motion Picture Production at Sony’s Mandalay Entertainment and managed such films as Donnie Brasco, Seven Years In Tibet, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Les Miserables and Wild Things.  You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com Link: www.123FilmEasy.com. Follow us on Twitter @123Film

  • 00:28

    #120 Jim Dwyer - Author - Annihilation Beach

    in Education

    The Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) Program is the largest school based father engagement program in the nation with over 4000 schools participating.

    James F. Dwyer is a 1980 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. While a cadet, he attended the U.S. Army Paratrooper School at Fort Benning, Georgia and earned his jump wings in the summer of 1978. He also served in the U.S. Army as an armored cavalry officer in the 2nd Squadron of the 9th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Stewart, Georgia from 1981 until 1984. After leaving the Army, he worked as trader on Wall Street for nine years before leaving for Sandy Springs, Georgia where he worked as a stock broker for another nine years with A.G. Edwards & Sons. He left the financial world after 9-11 and became a firefighter with the City of Atlanta Fire Rescue Department at the age of forty-six. He has been with this department for ten years and has worked as a part-time firefighter for seven years with the Sandy Springs Fire Rescue Department as well. He is married to his wife, Meryl, and they have four dogs and two cats at home in Acworth, Georgia. Jim and Meryl belong to Freedom Church, a non-denominational Christian church in Acworth and on Sundays he participates in a bible study program for inmates at the local jail. This is his first literary work and he is currently working on the second book of his three-part series about the battle of Tarawa.

    Each week, WatchDOGS Radio host Keith Schumacher and co-host Chris Danenhauer discuss how this program is impacting families and schools across our nation and in four foreign countries.

    Please join our audience and call in with your questions and comments.

  • 00:31

    Movies to Love: Kramer vs. Kramer

    in Film

    Discussions of Kramer vs. Kramer to characters,plot, themes, and trivia. Where you in the middle of a divorce or thinking about it at the time? How true were the characters in the Oscar winning movie that Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep? A touching and moving movie to find a way to care in the midst of divorce.

    Tune in or follow on Pintrest http://www.pinterest.com/EdnaStewart14/movies-to-love and Twitter https://twitter.com/everyon37772012 for updates. Watch Kramer vs. Kramer @ http://www.amazon.com/Kramer-Vs-Meryl-Streep/dp/B004L8A4NU/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1416777138&sr=1-1&keywords=kramer+vs+kramer


  • 00:51

    Plainly Simply Delicious Recipes! Chef Meryl joins us

    in Food

    How many celebration parties do you throw every year? How many Pot Lucks do you attend? Running out of recipe and menu ideas? Want some plainly simply delicious ones that are crowd-pleasers? Then tune in to hear our guest, Chef Meryl Bennan, noted recipe developer with Plainville Farms, share her favorites. From appetizers, finger food and buffets to sit down entrees, sides and desserts, Chef Bennan will fill you up with enough ideas to last at least a year. Yes, these recipes will be doable, even when you are short on time.

    Come into our Family Food Experts Kitchen with Chef Bennan, Co-Host Carolina Jantac, RDN (Kid Kritics Approved) and me are rescued just in time for holiday celebrations! Thursday, 1pm ET, on W4WN.com and W4CY.com.

  • 01:07

    Fame, Failure, Success & Resiliency : Wayne Scot Lukas Celebrity Stylist

    in Self Help

    Up close & personal - Wayne Scot Lukas shares how his unique life experiences have inspired a new mission; helping others find inner peace and appreciation for life's inevitable up's and down's.

    Wayne has an unparalleled reputation for fashion styling, having worked with the world's biggest celebrities and most glamorous women. His client list reads like an entertainment and music industries' Who's Who: Janet Jackson, Tina Turner, Cindy Crawford, Christie Brinkley, Lauren Hutton, Halle Berry and Glenn Close and Meryl Streep, to name a few.

    Born in Bergenfield, NJ, Wayne starred in TV commercials as a child model. Later he trained at the Pratt Institute, studying graphic design, before becoming a celebrity fashion stylist.

    "Stylist to the Stars" Wayne has been honored to have his designs in The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    Wayne's work as a fashion stylist can be seen on the editorial pages of; Elle, Marie Claire, Us, People, Entertainment Weekly, and Harper's Bazaar.

    Wayne Scot Lukas is now widely recognized for having been the co-host/stylist of the hit TLC fashion intervention show "What Not To Wear."

    Connect with Wayne Scot Lukas at:  http://WayneScotLukas.com

    Connect with Deb at:  http://www.DebScott.com 

  • 00:41

    Larry Elder's white polished slant on his Black & White jaded world/Ferguson

    in Current Events

    I will go into fine detail of my casual friendship with Larry Elder that promalgated this broadcast.  I lived in Los Angeles from 1999-2012 and also 1987-1991.  I became a listener of Larry's show on KABC.  I didin't agree with him on all levels.  I was stuck on the AM dial due to my car and listened to his rants & jokes.  He once criticized Viola Davis after the Oscars in which the Help was nominated by playing the song "Who Let the Dogs out."  He then glorified Meryl Streep.  Larry has dichotomously insulted the Black race over and over by duking it out with Tavis Smiley, criticizing Al Sharpton's tax evasion while failing to mention the fact that his ex prostitute girlfriend scammed the government with unpaid taxes.  I am holding Larry to the same standards he impresses on the Black race by blaming them fastidiously for most of American crime, lack of educational achievement, being lazy ass workers when he systematically exploits his personal take on social problems without uncovering the multi dimensional aspects of growing up in underclass America.  I will also make forgiving remarks toward his girlfriend for the broadcast we aired last night in which yes she was somewhat a naieve woman who fell into high end prostitution, but no, she was not a sexual trafficking victim.  She got paid and paid well.  If a Black woman had fallen into prostitution then claimed to be a sexually trafficked victim, would Larry embrace her story?  Well, now he is engaged to a white woman with a dark past which he managed to forgive of past sins but he won't forgive the perceived sins of his own race. 

  • 01:30

    The Regular Moviegoer

    in Movies

    A movie review show for movie lovers, not movie snobs.

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