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Chris Rock on The Bottom Line Sports Show

Word on the street is Chris Rock will appear live as a special guest on The Bottom Line Sports Show with Penny Hardaway tomorrow at 9PM EST.  You may wonder what Chris Rock and Penny Hardaway have to do with each other.  Well, in a string of Nike commercials that ran from 1994-1998, Rock was the voice of “Lil Penny,” the puppet alter ego to the famed basketball star.  Chris and Penny will rehash their work together on the campaign and also discuss what’s new in sports. Should be a lively conversation!

The Bottom Line Sports Show is executively produced by Penny Hardaway and Charles Oakley and hosted by Gerald Brown.  The BlogTalkRadio show features guests from the sports and entertainment world discussing the latests in sports with past guests including Jerry Rice, Dwyane Wade, Sugar Ray Leonard, Patrick Ewing, Jim Kelly, Deion Sanders, Dwight Howard, Plaxico Burress, comedian Kevin Hart and Grammy-nominated singer J. Cole.

If you are interested in submitting questions for Chris Rock, send them via Twitter @blinesports or to The Bottom Line Sports Show Facebook Page. Tune in tomorrow at 9PM EST to hear the show live. Listen online or by phone at 347-324-5839.

Laura Linney on The Stupid Cancer Show Today

Today, The Stupid Cancer Show on BlogTalkRadio is hosting a very special episode with guest, Laura Linney.  Three time Oscar and Emmy nominated actress, Linney stars in Showtimes’s The Big C, an offbeat comedy about cancer, for which she earned a Golden Globe.  On the show, she plays Cathy Jamison, a suburban Minneapolis mom with terminal melanoma.  Laura will be joined by Creator and Executive Producer of The Big C, Darlene Hunt.

The Stupid Cancer Show is a program of the I’m Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation and is hosted by young adult survivors Lisa Bernhard and Matthew Zachary. It is a multi-award-winning international talk radio webcast that tackles hard hitting issues from politics, health care, civil rights and the environment to social media, entertainment, cancer research and education.

Tune in to The Stupid Cancer Show at 3:30 PM EST to hear Laura Linney live on the air.  Tune in here.

BlogTalkRadio Host Kevin Ross Moves The Needle For Diversity On LA Public Airwaves

Days after Kevin Ross, BlogTalkRadio host and host of “America’s Court with Judge Ross” aired a special 2 hour show on the recent rise of inflammatory remarks made against minorities and women over the talk radio airwaves, Los Angeles City Council passed a motion requiring conservative talk radio station KFI-AM 640 and it’s parent company Clear Channel Media, to “do everything in their power” to make sure that their hosts refrain from voicing prejudice sentiment on air.

The motion was raised as a result of public outcry from a number of minority and women’s groups in response to the racially charged comments made by KFI talk show hosts John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou of the “John and Ken Show.” Three days after Whitney Houston died last month, the radio show hosts referred to the pop music icon as a “crack ho.”  The resolution also cites radio host Rush Limbaugh’s recent derogatory commentary on Sandra Fluke.  According to this article on NBC’s site, Councilwoman Jan Perry wrote in her motion that the “Clear Channel Media Holding’s commitment to diversity is not being realized at its flagship station KFI 640 AM, where out of 15 on-air personalities, one is a female and none of them are African American.”

On his BlogTalkRadio program, Kevin Ross was joined by guests including attorney Gloria Allred and Comedian D.L. Hughley who discussed the growing controversy surrounding racist and sexist sentiment spreading across the country’s talk radio waves by hosts.  You can listen to the broadcast in its entirety here.

At BlogTalkRadio, we have a variety of hosts like Kevin Ross, representing perspectives from all backgrounds and genders.  If you are interested in hosting your own show on our network, we welcome you to sign up today.

Show Highlight: Tweeting Under Castro

On Wednesday morning at 10AM, Columbia Journalism School presents a revolutionary webcast, their first ever in Spanish, with Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez (@YoaniSanchez) to discuss how social media breaks down the walls of censorship in Cuba and elsewhere.

Yoani will be interviewed from Havana and talking with Prof. Mirta Ojito (@mirtaojito), author of “Finding Manana: A Memoir of a Cuban Exodus.”  Please email your questions to sree@sree.net (subject=Cuba) or call in live!

Tune in here tomorrow at 10AM for this exciting broadcast!

 

 

What’s New on BlogTalkRadio’s Featured Stations

Doctors estimate that up to 80 percent of the information we take in during sports comes from our eyes and according to program guest Dr. Graham Erickson, different sports require different vision skills, such as visual clarity, good peripheral vision, central vision, depth perception, and visual motor processing.  And in a sport like football, there are even different visual demands for each position. Tune into the program here now to learn more.

In the latest edition of The Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, Frank welcomes radio veteran Cara Carriveau — heard on WTMX / The Mix in Chicago, and all over the world on her Cara’s Basement podcast where you can “eavesdrop on casual conversations with rock stars and other celebrities”  During the Man-Land segment, Frank chats with Chicago Film Critics Association vice president Erik Childress about great movie “wingman” roles in honor of the new film 50/50.

This week on the Women’s Business Talk Radio Network, The Jump Start Your Business NOW Radio Show with Katrina Sawa interviewed Lisa Metzgar, founder of Concepts in Wellness and co-founder of Thrive Teachers.  Lisa has been in the alternative health field since 1996.  She understands what it takes to be a heart centered entrepreneur and wants to help those who want to make an impact in the world. Tune in here to learn more.

What’s New on BlogTalkRadio’s Featured Stations

On this week’s episode of the Todd Griffiths show, Todd welcomes special guest, Jeff Garrett, author of 100 Greatest US Coins. Todd and Jeff chat about coins, and Jeff shares some special behind the scenes stories on the creation of his successful book.

The Down & Dirty with Frank Fontana wrapped up its second season in great fashion with this past week’s entertaining episode.  First, Frank welcomes media renaissance man Ryan Manno.  He’s well-known in Chicago for his work at legendary alternative rock station Q101 and for his contributions to The Abe Kanan Show podcast.  In the Craftsmanship segment, Frank welcomes Artpentry founder Floyd A. Davis IV to the studio. Floyd is a trained carpenter and artist, and he’s been making some news with his Gentleman’s Boombox creations.

Recently the FlyLady network featured a special episode on the importance of regular eye exams for children and adults.  Dr. Justin Bazan discusses eye exams for kids. He shares how vision problems can impact learning and how regular screenings can make a difference.  He also shares how we can help children in the Boys & Girls Club of America receive free eye exams and glasses through the VSP Eye Pledge campaign.

What’s New On BlogTalkRadio’s Featured Stations

From sports to investing to parenting advice, each online radio station features hours of compelling online content and multiple ways to participate in the conversation. Check out what’s new on some of our featured online radio stations and networks.

The Women’s Business Talk Radio Network features a variety of shows that aim to help women entrepreneurs to accelerate personal and enterprise growth with profit-enhancing marketing, technology, management and personal best practices.  This past week, Keys to Growing Your Profit with Joy & Ease featured Debra Woog, President of Connect2, a blog devoted to helping women entrepreneurs start their own brand instead of representing someone else.

On this week’s episode of the Todd Griffiths show, Todd teaches you how to invest in the right kind of gold, and how one can not only  preserve wealth, but also  build wealth. “When it comes to tangible asset investing, there is no question I won’t answer and no answer I won’t support.”

On the latest segment of The Down & Dirty with Frank Fontana, Frank welcomes BMX superstars Nate Wessel and Brian Kachinsky to the studio.  In the Craftsmanship segment, Rebecca Zemans of Rebecca Zemans Jewelry stops by to talk about her unique creations and how she got into the business.  Joe Ostrowski of WSCR/The Score also stops in for a fun Man-Land sports roundup.

What’s New On BlogTalkRadio’s Featured Stations

From sports to investing to parenting advice, each online radio station features hours of compelling online content and multiple ways to participate in the conversation. Check out what’s new on some of our featured online radio stations and networks.

The Authors on Air channel features Book Club Girl as she welcomes author, Nayana Currimbhoy on this episode to discuss her new novel, Miss Timmins School for Girls. A murder at a British boarding school in the hills of western India launches a young teacher on the journey of a lifetime.  “Beautifully written, atmospheric…contains entire worlds. I couldn’t put it down.” —Gary Shteyngart, bestselling author of Super Sad True Love Story and Absurdistan

On this week’s episode of the Todd Griffiths show, Todd teaches you how to invest in silver to build and preserve wealth. “When it comes to tangible asset investing, there is no question I won’t answer and no answer I won’t support.”

On the latest segment of The Down & Dirty with Frank Fontana, Frank goes DIY on music and welcomes members of the up-and-coming indie  band Farraday tagged with creating “a special brand of DIY music.”  Also on the show is Katahdin Studio Furniture founder John Stass who is an expert in the field of furniture making for music studios. His celebrity clients include Melissa Etheridge, Andy Griffith, and Conan O’Brien… so he must be doing something right!

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