Category Archives: Causes

BlogTalkRadio Welcomes Phil Donahue

Phil Donahue, acclaimed journalist, beloved personality, and producer and director of the film Body of War (www.bodyofwar.com) will join Movie Geeks United on BlogTalkRadio for a live exclusive interview about the film.

Phil Donahue Body of War is an intimate and transformational feature documentary about the true face of war today. Meet Tomas Young, 25 years old, paralyzed from a bullet to his spine – wounded after serving in Iraq for less than a week. Body of War is Tomas’ coming home story as he evolves into a new person, coming to terms with his disability and finding his own unique and passionate voice against the war. The film is produced and directed by Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro, and features two original songs by Eddie Vedder. Body of War is a naked and honest portrayal of what it’s like inside the body, heart and soul of this extraordinary and heroic young man. Donahue will be LIVE and taking your calls on Wednesday at 10pm ET (click to listen).

BlogTalkRadio Welcomes Jack LaLanne Grandfather of Fitness

10 years ago BlogTalkRadio host Connie Bennett kicked sugar and became “reborn,” and she’s celebrating with Part II of her Gab-With-Gurus health extravaganza featuring the one and only Jack LaLanne.

Jack LalanneToday at 3pm ET on Stop Sugar Shock, Connie brings you Part II of her unique radio event that brings you heath experts to reboot, rejuvenate and rev up your life. Today’s featured health experts featured include:

Remember to check out Gab-With-Gurus Part I, to complete your healthy dose of inspiration and knowledge.

National Autism Awareness Month on BlogTalkRadio

April is National Autism Awareness Month and BlogTalkRadio hosts, as ever, are on top of the current events that matter.

Tonight at 9pm ET, Naked Soma Raw Consciousness Radio welcomes special guest Patti Littwin, creator of the Yackle Ball. Littwin, with Ttalf Toys, is the Inventor of America’s new ‘X’ shaped ball, the Yackle Ball, which she created to help eliminate the problems many have with traditional balls to make it so that any age or athletic ability can be active.

On Friday at 1:30pm ET, Mrs. Jackie and Mrs. Jeanine bring it home and discuss how to be the best parent, family member, or friend to people dealing and living with a person that has autism.

And on Saturday at 10am ET, Autism Mom opens a forum for learning and sharing. Kids with autism have interest in all kinds of things and this show will teach you more. Hosted by “Hoverboard,” all are invited to share! Music, movie, book and game reviews, fun quizzes – Live on BlogTalkRadio.

Show Your Support, Vote for BlogTalkRadio!

BlogTalkRadio is a finalist for the Webware 100 Awards, which honors the greatest social media tools on the net – like BlogTalkRadio. Since you use BlogTalkRadio, we certainly hope you think we’re one of them.

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Spread the word and get as many people to vote as possible, including you and your listeners. If you like BlogTalkRadio and what we provide for you, please support us by sharing the site and voting. Click here to vote!

You can also help by spreading the word in one of two ways:

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Voting ends March 31 and winners will be announced April 21. Thanks for supporting BlogTalkRadio!

BlogTalkRadio Nutty Campaign Makes News Again

Host Shaun Daily continues to make headlines with BlogTalkRadio-empowered movement to save the CBS show Jericho.

An article this week in the Canadian Press titled “A really nutty campaign brings ‘Jericho’ back for a second season” revisits the outstanding work by BlogTalkRadio’s Shaun Daily to get the canceled CBS show “Jericho” back on the air. The article also brings up some more contemporary issues.

The campaign involved nuts. Lots of nuts. About 40,000lbs of nuts fueled by Shaun’s BlogTalkRadio show. The article reads:

“I don’t think CBS really grasped that the show had a worldwide appeal,” said blogtalkradio.com host Shaun Daily of Las Vegas, who is credited with initiating the nuts campaign, an idea he derived from star Skeet Ulrich’s often-used expression – the one-word lament: “Nuts.” – in the season finale.”

“I meant for people to send the little packets of peanuts that they have on the airlines,” he said, “but then it just blew up.”

‘Jericho is in a good position, but the worry isn’t over…

Sci Fi Channel will run a four-episode marathon from season one of “Jericho” the day before its second season premiere on CBS. If ratings are good, “Jericho” could be in a unique position for season three, what with the ongoing writer’s strike putting the broadcast pilot season in limbo and fewer new developments in the pipeline.

Daily’s not taking any chances.

“I’ve been all over the Internet and on my show trying to keep the fans interested,” he says. “If we’re going to get a third season, the fans have got to pull it through. It’s up to us.”

And with the power of BlogTalkRadio with him, Daily is in a good position to continue to mobilize his audience and Jericho fans.

Check out the entire article at Canadian Press > > .

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Thursday, February 7th is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and hosts on BlogTalkRadio helping with that awareness.

SLRalph Tonight at 9pm ET original DREAMGIRL, Sheryl Lee Ralph, acclaimed veteran of film, television and the Broadway stage joins Abundant Solutions Hour with Gregory & Brian to discuss the loves, lives, and losses of women infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Also at 9pm ET tonight, Movement Talk Radio is hosting a special two-hour episode in honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

Thursday at 9pm ET, humor advice columnist, author and actress, Dangerous Lee, will also be doing a show on the topic.

Find out more at BlackAidsDay.Org

Scoble Talks the Power of Peas

How can BlogTalkRadio, peas, and Twitter improve the world? Find out at 3pm on the new Endless ROI show – and learn how social media tools can change your business and your life.

scoblepeasRobert Scoble is the featured guest on the new BlogTalkRadio show Endless ROI with Susan F. Heywood today at 3pm ET. Robert and Susan will talk about the Power of Peas, Twitter and why social media can improve the world all while taking your calls.

Endless ROI explores how social media, which includes tools like BlogTalkRadio, can generate virtually infinite returns on your investment. These tools are so affordable, sometimes free, and Susan F. Heywood of DirectMarketingMBA.com and guests from the world of social media will dive into this topic every week.

Brad Pitt and Arianna Huffington: Make It Right

Brad Pitt, activist and actor, sat down with Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, for an exclusive interview today on BlogTalkRadio about his Make It Right Project.

Arianna and Brad discussed his current project Make It Right, providing green and affordable housing for displaced residents in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

The Mission of Make It Right is clear: It is to be a catalyst for redevelopment of the Lower 9th Ward, by building a neighborhood comprised of safe and healthy homes that are inspired by Cradle to Cradle thinking, with an emphasis on a high quality of design, while preserving the spirit of the community’s culture. The goal is to accomplish this quickly, so that the first residents can begin returning to their homes as soon as possible.

mir.jpgFull details can be found by visiting Make It Right, and by listening to the exclusive interview on the BlogTalkRadio.