Category Archives: Causes

BlogTalkRadio Celebrates Halloween with The Fright Night Awards & Shadoe Stevens

On the 2nd episode of our new series, Storytellers, BlogTalkRadio teamed up with America’s Most Haunted for a special Halloween broadcast. Host Eric Olsen talks Fright Night Awards with the hot and saucy Carrie Keagan of VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live and Mike Burg, creator/producer of the Teen Choice and Kids’ Choice Awards and owner of Edge Health and Edge Marketing and Entertainment.

The Fright Night Awards celebrates actors and actresses in the vampire and supernatural genre of film.  The big event is the brainchild of Mike Burg, a blood cancer survivor and Cancer Bites, a new blood cancer awareness and education initiative, with winners announced by Carrie Keagan on VH1.

Also, the mythic radio (KROQ, American Top 40) and TV personality (Craig Ferguson) Shadoe Stevens joins the show to chat about his weekly paranormal Mental Radio show.  As the first PD of LA’s KROQ-FM, Stevens created one of the first Alternative Rock formats in the country, and as radio personality there, he won the Billboard Magazine Personality of the Year Award. In 1988, he followed Casey Kasem as host of American Top Forty for the next six years, broadcast in 120 countries to an estimated 1 billion listeners every week.  He was a regular on the popular Hollywood Squares TV program and is currently announcer for The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

Tune in here.

BlogTalkRadio Recent Show Highlights

Rashida Jones, star of Celeste and Jesse Forever, stops by to talk about the film, friendships and relationships. Jones and co-writer/star Will McCormack talk about their experiences in front of and behind the camera. Tune in here.

Snoop Dogg drops in on the Callywood Nation to speak about his summer football camp for inner city youth. Recently Snoop announced a new documentary alongside his upcoming studio album entitled Reincarnated and he is set to headline the Oshega Festival in Canada this summer. Tune in here.

Legendary singer/songwriter/comedian Weird Al will be dropping by Somewhere in Vegas to talk about his upcoming tour and his new album Alpocalypse. Tune in here.

Olympic gold medalist, Dominique Moceanu, joins Artists On Demand to talk about her new book Off Balance, growing up in gymnastics, and her thoughts on the 2012 U.S. gymnastics team. Tune in here.

Mike Michalowicz, Business Rescue segment host for MSNBC’s Your Business. The Wall Street Journal‘s small-business columnist, frequent contributor to Entrepreneur Magazine & best-selling author, shares his secrets to success! Tune in here.

Hear from actor Nelsan Ellis of the hit HBO show, True Blood as he talks about his experiences on the set and what being on the show has meant for his career. Tune in here.

Mary Ann Esposito, host of Ciao Italia, now in its 23rd season on PBS, and author of 12 cookbooks, including her newest, Ciao Italia Family Classics, visits with Olivia Wilder to talk about everyone’s favorite, Italian food. Tune in here.

Join NFOTUSA Soldiers Speak Radio this week as they welcome the award-winning pop music singer and songwriter, Shaun Canon. Tune in here.

HGTV’s Secrets from a Stylist, Emily Henderson talks about her collecting rules, her style diagnostic, and how her husband deals with her ‘fostering’ furnishings habit. Tune in here.

World Footprints discovers the wonderful world of Jack Hanna’s animals when the dynamic television host joins the show to talk about his work in Namibia, the Columbus Zoo and The Wilds. Tune in here.

BlogTalkRadio Recent Show Highlights

Olivia Wilder welcomes the Founders of three of the most popular and influential lifestyle sites on the web today.  Tune in to hear interviews with Nikki Joel of Lifestyle Lemonaid, Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan of Apartment Therapy and Jeff Siegel of Wine Curmudgeon. Tune in here.

BlakeRadio Network welcomes actress/comedienne Kim Coles to the show. Kim will be co-hosting Are You Normal, America? with Barry Poznick, a new show on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). Tune in here.

Bestselling author Edward Klein, a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, former foreign editor of Newsweek, and former Editor-in-Chief of the New York Times Magazine, pulls back the curtain on one of the most secretive White Houses in history in his new book, The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House. Tune in here.

Garrett Johnson, Co-Founder of SendHub.com, which recently secured $2 million venture capital investment from Y Combinator shares lessons on perfecting the VC pitch. Tune in here.

Smart Companies Radio interviews Ken Segall, the marketing genius who put the “i” in iMac, iTunes, and other Apple products. He has worked with some of the world’s largest corporations, including BMW, IBM, and Intel. Tune in here.

American Vernacular welcomes Ken Tanabe, founder of Loving Day joins to talk about the landmark 1967 US Supreme Court case that legalized interracial marriage in all 50 states. He’ll also discuss the Loving Day celebrations around the nation. Tune in here.

On the The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, tune in to rock-radio pioneer and music manager David Spero & Richie Furay of Buffalo Springfield and Dickie Betts of The Allman Brothers Band. Tune in here.

Broadway fans don’t miss this! Candi & Randy chat with 2012 Tony Award nominees Judith Light (Other Desert Cities), Norm Lewis (Porgy & Bess), Kathleen Marshall (Nice Work If You Can Get It), Chris Gattelli (Newsies) & Wayne Barker (Peter and the Starcatcher). Tune in here.

Join Chris Mascaro and Angelo Cane as they welcome former Super Bowl winners Rodney Hampton of the Giants, Tony Wragge of the Packers and Roy Jefferson of the Redskins to Thursday Night Tailgate. Tune in here.

Tune into to a candid discussion with Guy Kawasaki on how entrepreneurs can best drive innovation. Also will be discussing publishing strategies to keep in mind when writing a new book. Tune in here.

Gossip Girl star Chace Crawford graces the big screen in Peace Love and Misunderstanding. Chace joins host Robin Milling to discuss his role as an organic butcher in idyllic Woodstock. He tells Robin what it was like being on set with movie legend Jane Fonda. Tune in here.

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.

Personal Democracy: It's a Very Good Thing

Personal Democracy Forum

The Personal Democracy Forum

I received some Skypes today from Alan Levy, BlogTalkRadio’s CEO and host of the Alan Levy Show. Alan is enjoying himself in New York City today, where he’s attending the Personal Democracy Forum.

So what is the Personal Democracy Forum? From the website:

Technology and the Internet are changing politics — now more than ever. Over the last five years, Personal Democracy Forum (PdF) has become the seminal gathering place for the growing community of people who understand the effects underway, and want to make sure they stay on top of what’s coming next.

This year PdF will be bigger and better than before–we’re expanding to two full days at a spectacular new venue overlooking Central Park, at Frederick P. Rose Hall, the home of Jazz at Lincoln Center.


AgendaThe 2008 election has shown that the Internet has become the central battlefield for campaigns, from the presidential race on down. So, on the first day of PdF 2008, we’re going to focus on how technology is changing the electoral process. But we all know that no matter who is elected, big changes are also coming in how government uses technology to serve or connect with the public. That’s why we’re adding a whole second day to the PdF agenda, devoted to how technology is changing governance and civic action.

Sounds like a good idea to me. The Internet has totally changed the way we look at and talk about politics.

The sessions look like they provided a gold mine of information. Check out what was on tap:

  • A New Media System or Old Wine in a New Bottle? Speakers – Arianna Huffington and Chuck DeFeo
  • When Worlds Collide: Social Media, Mainstream Media and Politics – Speaker -Matthew Hurst
  • The Power of Information to Transform Government – Speakers Jonathan Adelstein, Steven Clift, Sheila Cambell

And plenty more…

The Personal Democracy Forum was co-founded by Micah Sifrey a freelance writer, author and Senior Analyst with Public Campaign, a non-profit, non partisan organization based in Washington DC.

Internet for everyoneInternet for Everyone

While at the PdF, Alan was impressed to learn about Internet for Everyone, an organization a “a national initiative of public interest, civic and industry groups that are working to see that the Internet continues to drive U.S. economic growth and prosperity.”

From the website:

We believe every American must be connected to a fast, affordable, and open Internet to serve as an active citizen in a 21st century democracy and to prosper in today’s economy. High-speed Internet is no longer a luxury; it’s a lifeline for all Americans. Our broad alliance is working together to see that our nation’s leaders adopt a national plan to bring open, high-speed Internet connections into every home, at a price all of us can afford.

How true. How many kids can’t do proper research using the Internet because of a slow dialup connection? How many people miss out on wonderful business or personal opportunities because they can’t afford access? Visit Internet for Everyone for more details and to show your support. You might especially be interested in the Why Internet Matters page which talks about restoring America’s broadband leadership. We approve.

Personal Democracy: It’s a Very Good Thing

Personal Democracy Forum

The Personal Democracy Forum

I received some Skypes today from Alan Levy, BlogTalkRadio’s CEO and host of the Alan Levy Show. Alan is enjoying himself in New York City today, where he’s attending the Personal Democracy Forum.

So what is the Personal Democracy Forum? From the website:

Technology and the Internet are changing politics — now more than ever. Over the last five years, Personal Democracy Forum (PdF) has become the seminal gathering place for the growing community of people who understand the effects underway, and want to make sure they stay on top of what’s coming next.

This year PdF will be bigger and better than before–we’re expanding to two full days at a spectacular new venue overlooking Central Park, at Frederick P. Rose Hall, the home of Jazz at Lincoln Center.


AgendaThe 2008 election has shown that the Internet has become the central battlefield for campaigns, from the presidential race on down. So, on the first day of PdF 2008, we’re going to focus on how technology is changing the electoral process. But we all know that no matter who is elected, big changes are also coming in how government uses technology to serve or connect with the public. That’s why we’re adding a whole second day to the PdF agenda, devoted to how technology is changing governance and civic action.

Sounds like a good idea to me. The Internet has totally changed the way we look at and talk about politics.

The sessions look like they provided a gold mine of information. Check out what was on tap:

  • A New Media System or Old Wine in a New Bottle? Speakers – Arianna Huffington and Chuck DeFeo
  • When Worlds Collide: Social Media, Mainstream Media and Politics – Speaker -Matthew Hurst
  • The Power of Information to Transform Government – Speakers Jonathan Adelstein, Steven Clift, Sheila Cambell

And plenty more…

The Personal Democracy Forum was co-founded by Micah Sifrey a freelance writer, author and Senior Analyst with Public Campaign, a non-profit, non partisan organization based in Washington DC.

Internet for everyoneInternet for Everyone

While at the PdF, Alan was impressed to learn about Internet for Everyone, an organization a “a national initiative of public interest, civic and industry groups that are working to see that the Internet continues to drive U.S. economic growth and prosperity.”

From the website:

We believe every American must be connected to a fast, affordable, and open Internet to serve as an active citizen in a 21st century democracy and to prosper in today’s economy. High-speed Internet is no longer a luxury; it’s a lifeline for all Americans. Our broad alliance is working together to see that our nation’s leaders adopt a national plan to bring open, high-speed Internet connections into every home, at a price all of us can afford.

How true. How many kids can’t do proper research using the Internet because of a slow dialup connection? How many people miss out on wonderful business or personal opportunities because they can’t afford access? Visit Internet for Everyone for more details and to show your support. You might especially be interested in the Why Internet Matters page which talks about restoring America’s broadband leadership. We approve.

Internet Safety with The Puddle People on BlogTalkRadio

Studies show that 1 in 5 youth using the Internet receive an online sexual solicitation in a 1 year period, and 29% of children will freely give out their home address if asked.

Today at 1pm ET (click to listen), Jacalyn S. Leavitt, founder of Internet Keep Safe Coalition, joins Co-hosts Mary Beth Marino and Pam Sargant discuss Internet Safety, what parents and kids should know during The Puddle People Hour Show.

ikeepsafe The Internet Keep Safe Coalition group teaches basic rules of Internet safety to children and parents, reaching them online and in school. Governors and/or first spouses formed this coalition in partnership with a growing list of crime prevention organizations, law enforcement agencies, foundations and corporate sponsors.

The land of Puddle People Hour is where you will find many resources for children and parents alike, from interview authors of children’s books, to fun crafts, and it’s been said, even parents love the storytelling as much as the kids do!

Reno: 911 Actress Wendi McLendon-Covey on BlogTalkRadio

Dr. Blogstein welcomes another slew of amazing Tuesday night guests to BlogTalkRadio including actress Wendi McLendon-Covey.

wmc.jpgTonight at 9pm ET (click to listen), actress and comedienne Wendi McLendon-Covey joins the good Doctor and Dangerous Lee for an exclusive interview.

McLendon-Covey is known for her role as Deputy Clementine Johnson on Comedy Central’s Reno 911!, a role – the good Doctor tells us – which awarded her #10 on Maxim magazine’s TV’s Best Nymphos list. She’ll also be talking about Cops 4 Causes, a charity organization whose kick off party she’ll be hosting this Thursday.

bagoftoys.jpgAlso on the program, the band Bag of Toys helps celebrate this weekend’s unofficial beginning of summer and Jen Lancaster, author of “Such a Pretty Fat.”