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  • 00:36

    Aston Villa try something new as Garde takes over just after Spurs loss

    in Soccer

    There's a new sheriff in town at Aston Villa. Or whatever it is that they call sheriffs in France. That's right, just as expected, Rémi Garde has taken over as the club's new manager to replace the recently-discarded Tim Sherwood. And the look on his face as he sat in the stands and watched Villa get trounced by Spurs was one that does not bode well for the players. I hope they enjoy strenuous workouts!

    And oh yeah, there was that loss to Spurs. If you focus on the 15 minutes of good, tough play, it was really encouraging. If you ignore them, it was absolutely terrible. We'll try and fall somewhere in between as we take a look at the match and see if there is anything we can take from it and apply to this weekend's match against Manchester City. And some player. Some player we all dislike.

  • 00:36

    Aston Villa ease back into the Premier League with a visit to 16th-place Chelsea

    in Soccer

    That may have been the most refreshing week ever. We're back and ready to talk about Aston Villa again. That's not to say that the club have become any better, but we're recharged!

    And what a match to come back for. With speculation swirling that Tim Sherwood may only have two matches to save his tenure at Villa Park, he must lead his club to Stamford Bridge for a tilt against Chelsea. Sure Jose Mourinho's squad aren't as good as we've come to expect this year, but that doesn't mean this won't be difficult. It's Chelsea. It's always difficult.

  • 00:46

    Sherwood sacking means something to talk about other than Aston Villa losing!

    in Soccer

    Listen. We know it's not good news, per se, but we've got something very exciting in this week's Holtecast: talk of something other than a loss! Sure, it's the sacking of Tim Sherwood, and sure that sacking came as the result of another loss, but it's something different! Sometimes it's all about the little things in life. 

    We sit down to try and figure out who might be the next man in charge in B6, and we do so even while speculation is swirling about Remi Garde, formerly of Lyon, canceling his weekend TV appearances. What would the Frenchman mean for Aston Villa? Could he help? Could anyone at this point hurt?

  • 00:38

    How can Aston Villa get their second league win against Stoke?

    in Soccer

    It's been nearly two months since Aston Villa last won a match in the Premier League, and aside from a late-August draw against Sunderland, it's been all losing in the meantime. And if you're Tim Sherwood, you might be starting to worry about your job at least a little bit. This weekend Villa host Stoke in their last match before a brutal run through October and November.

    So what can the club do to right the ship? Does a win this weekend against Stoke before the international break allow us all to take a deep breath and stop worrying, or is it just plugging a hole in a dam that's riddled with them?

    Jack and Robert dive into that and more, including your twitter questions, on this weeks episode of the Holtecast!

  • 00:38

    Aston Villa ride derby win into clash with battered Liverpool

    in Soccer

    Well, we didn't win both of the derbies, but we won the one that mattered. Aston Villa had another lacklustre week, losing 0-1 to West Bromwich Albion and eeking out a 1-0 win over Birmingham City in the Second City Derby. Nevertheless, a win is a win and hopefully getting one in front of a raucous Villa Park crowd will spur on this club to play the way we know it can.

    Jack and Robert take on the two matches from the past week before turning to your questions on twitter, many of which have to do with Saturday's match against a recently-struggling (and without Christian Benteke) Liverpool. What will it take for us to come away from Anfield feeling happy about the trip?

  • 00:34

    Aston Villa return from break to renew fierce rivalry with Leicester City

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    Well, we're back. And aside from Idrissa Gana picking up a hamstring problem while playing for Senegal, the international break did not go too badly for Aston Villa. And now we get back to football that actually matters as Villa make the trip up the road to face Leicester City on Sunday. Last year this match got testy all three times it was contested, so hopefully we'll see some fireworks again.

    And for our Holtecast this week we will, of course, dive into the matchup. What can Villa expect from a newly-resurgent Foxes side? How do they stop Riyad Mahrez? And what about that pesky Albrighton lad?

    We also take your twitter questions, including a delightful one that asks us to imagine an alternate universe in which we never mention a premier league team again.

  • 00:51

    Global Faith Institute - Brings you 3 GREAT invterviews with Stephen Couglin

    in Politics Conservative

    Stephen Coughlin was special guest speaker at the Gobal Faith Instute this week.  1st Interview is with Jamie Glosov, good friend of Dr. Mark Christan and the last 2 are on the local Omaha radio with  Clint Bellows.   Each  interview is a wealth of information you MUST listen and learn!


    Global Faith Institute Mission

    “To inspire the lost with the hope of Christ; to equip America with knowledge of the truth, greater than the evils of the age; to embrace the role of “Watchmen,” that we might sound an alarm for all who will listen.”

    Truth…what is it?

    Jesus Christ

    We know that ultimate Truth is found in the body and blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.  We know that we’ve been commissioned as followers of Jesus to spread His truth, by reaching out to the lost…all of them.

    Throughout history many Christians have grown frustrated, discouraged and at times, even fearful of the difficulties involved in outreach to Muslims…but that unease must be overcome, because –

    We know that ultimately, Muslims themselves are the first casualties of Islam.


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  • 00:10

    New water institute has Florida focus

    in Environment

    Noted environmentalist and policy expert Clay Henderson, the executive director of Stetson University's water institute, discusses the institution's scope with WSBB president Skip Diegel in this episode of Focus on Stetson. The newly established Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience,
    a first of its kind at Stetson, will focus on water and environmental research in order to offer policy options to protect natural resources for Central Florida and beyond. The institute will be housed in the new Sandra Stetson Aquatic Center on Lake Beresford in DeLand. Learn more in these Stetson Today articles: http://www.stetson.edu/today/2015/08/henderson-to-head-new-water-institute/ and http://www.stetson.edu/today/2015/08/stetson-plans-cutting-edge-aquatic-center-at-lake-beresford/, and visit the institute's website at http://www.stetson.edu/other/water-environmental-resilience/


  • 00:50

    CTKR Ministries Kingdom Lifestyles Training Institute

    in Religion

    God says in Isaiah 55:11, "So shall my word be that goeth out of my mouth. It shall not return to me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereunto I sent it."

    Join Apostle Christopher and Prophetess Crystal McQueen of Christ the King Redemptive Ministries for the Kingdom Lifestyles Training Institute Broadcast!

    Also join Apostle Christopher and Prophetess Crystal McQueen for our weekly broadcasts. The Christ the King Redemptive Ministries Worship Experience is every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The Kingdom Lifestyles Broadcast is every Tuesday at 7 p.m. The Prophetic Atmosphere Broadcast is every Thursday at 7 p.m. On Friday nights join us for J.A.M.M. (Jesus and Me Ministry). You may also watch us live at www.ctkrm.org, click the media tab to watch! 

    Christ the King Redemptive Ministries is an international ministry with churches, schools and orphanages in the United States, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria and Pakistan. Join us for Bible study, revelation in the Word of God, prophetic utterance, apostolic impartation and teaching as the Spirit of God gives us insight.

    Please go to our website at www.ctkrm.org to learn more about us. We pray that while you are on the website that you will become a Vision Partner with us. Your financial gift will help us to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world! Also, like our pages on FaceBook at Christ the King Redemptive Ministries and Women of Prophetic Destiny.

  • 01:03

    Urban Land Institute Study Update

    in Current Events

    Our guests this morning are Marisa Lundstedt and Nhung Madrid from the City of Manhattan Beach.

    Marisa Lundstedt is the Community Development Director for the City of Manhattan Beach.  A native southern Californian, she has over 21 years of experience in the private and public sector fields focusing in the areas of management, current and long-range planning, general plan and zoning code implementation, coastal development, environmental analysis and environmental management.  She strongly promotes authentic community involvement and has focused on good customer service and community and agency relationships, as well as comprehensive outreach programs. Prior to joining Manhattan Beach, Marisa served as City Planner for the City of Oceansid.

    Nhung Madrid has been the Senior Management Analyst for the City of Manhattan Beach since 2009. Prior to that, she was the Community Services Analyst for the City of Lomita and a Management Aide for the City of Torrance. She attended California Lutheran University where she earnedan MPPA in Public Policy & Administration and received a BS in Human Services from California State University-Fullerton.

    This morning we’re going to get an update on the Urban Land Institute study recently conducted for the City of Manhattan Beach.


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  • 00:48

    Villa set to renew Second City derby, but have West Brom to get past first

    in Soccer

    It's derby week! What's that? No, hush. We don't want to talk about the Leicester match. Why would you want to talk about that? Are you a Leicester fan? Go away. 

    Okay fine, we'll talk about that match, but we don't want to. 

    But THEN! Then we get to talk about derby week! West Brom on Saturday and then [name redacted because of site policies that don't allow mentioning filth] on Tuesday! We take a look at what could be the week that makes or breaks Tim Sherwood and his new Aston Villa experiment. Is all of this sustainable? Can the team get past their early-season growing pains? Can they pick up three points ahead of a trip to Anfield?