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BlogTalkRadio Recent Show Highlights

The Bottom Lines Sports show welcome critically acclaimed comedian and actor, Chris Rock.  Chris talks sports and reflects on his character, Lil’ Penny from the popular Nike ad campaign with the real Penny Hardaway in addition to talking about what’s on the horizon.  Tune in here.

Paul Vann interviews Shama Kabani, CEO of The Marketing Zen Group, a global digital marketing firm. Shama has been dubbed an online marketing shaman by Fast Company and Business Week honored her as the Top under 25 entrepreneurs.  Tune in here.

The Stupid Cancer Show sits down with three time Oscar and Emmy nominated actress, Laura Linney from Showtime’s The Big C, as well as the show’s Creator/Executive Producer, Darlene Hunt. Tune in here.

 

Remember The Love Connection? Former game show host Chuck Woolery joins The Don Smith show to talk about his time on the popular show.  Find out what Chuck is doing now!  Tune in here.

 

Joy Keys chats about spring cleaning with Professional Organizer Geralin Thomas from the hit A&E show, Hoarders.  She has advised professional athletes, politicians, artists, small business owners and many others.  Tune in here.

BlogTalkRadio Recent Show Highlights

Tony Hale stops by What’s Your Fantasy to talk about his upcoming role on HBO’s new political drama Veep starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus. He also discusses the plans for Season 4 of Arrested Development, and the upcoming movie.  Tune in here.

Janet Varney, actress, comedian, co-creator/co-producer of SF Sketchfest: The San Francisco Comedy Festival, and soon to be seen in Ben Stiller’s web series, Burning Love, visits with Olivia Wilder to talk about her career.  Tune in here.

Join Steve and Mary Alice as they welcome best-selling author, New Yorker writer, and Wall Street Journal columnist Jonah Lehrer for a wide-ranging exploration of creativity. Plus, they discuss his latest book, Imagine.Tune in here.

Television icon, Emmy Award and People Choice Award winning actor, Eric Braeden pays a visit to Best Ever You with host Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino. Eric played one of the most popular characters in daytime history, Victor Newman, for over 31 years on the top-rated soap, The Young & The Restless.  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.

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.

What’s New on BlogTalkRadio’s Featured Stations

As the darkest night of the year approaches, tune into Healthy Vision™ with Dr. Val Jones to learn safety tips for nighttime driving. Show guest John Ulczycki of the National Safety Council share safety tips for drivers of all ages, as well as ways to take care of your car. Optometrist and guest Dr. Cristina Schnider also joins Dr. Val to talk about what happens to your eyes at night and how you can take better care of your vision for driving in the dark. Tune in here.

Ida Liu, Managing Director and Senior Private Banker at Citi is featured on Deepak Chopra Radio on his segment, Keys to Success. Ida focuses on providing strategic advice and tailored solutions to ultra high net worth individuals. At Citi bank she heads up the Asian Client Group. Ida joined Citi from Vivienne Tam, a women’s wear design house, where she was Global Head of Sales, Marketing, Public Relations and Business Development. Tune in to here about Ida’s transition from fashion to finance.

On the latest edition of The Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, Frank welcomes Scott McGillivray, host of HGTV’s Income Property and All-American Handyman.  Scott gives his handy insight on how you can add income to your property.  Also, Cool Material senior editor, Ben Dahl joins Frank to talk about some of their best gift ideas for men from their 2011 Holiday Gift Guide. Tune in here.


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.

Christina Aquilera, The Goo Goo Dolls’ John Rzeznik, Spike Lee and More: BlogTalkRadio’s Weekly Highlights

christina-aguileraChristina Aguilera: The 4-time Grammy-winner drops in to chat about her big-screen debut, in Burlesque. Co-starring Cher, the flick casts Christina—who tells Punch Drunk CriticsJohn Nolan, “I’m a little O.C.D.”—as a small-town waitress with a big voice who follows her dreams to an L.A. nightclub.

john-rzeznik1John Rzeznik: The Goo Goo Dolls frontman and the band’s bassist, Robby Takac, join Milling About’s Robin Milling at NYC’s Roseland Ballroom to chat about their latest CD, Something For The Rest of Us. (Be sure not to miss John’s a cappella rendition of Happy Birthday for birthday girl Robin.)

natalie-portman32Natalie Portman: Star Wars’ Queen Amidala reveals how she trained as a ballerina for the Darren Aronofsky-directed thriller Black Swan, which opens tomorrow. “We were swimming a mile a day,” she tells Keeping It Reel host Tim Gordon. “And we were toning so that my body could look like a dancer’s.”

spike-lee1Spike Lee: The director spends a full hour with The Knicks Blog host Anthony Donahue, chatting about his hometown team. And when asked if he was upset that the Knicks didn’t land LeBron James, Spike says no—“Because if somebody doesn’t want to be here, then you don’t want them.”

sally-kellerman11Sally Kellerman: M*A*S*H’s Hot Lips Houlihan, whose new CD is titled Sally, recalls making the TV film Murder Among Friends with the late Leslie Nielsen—who teased her with fake flatulence. “That really headed him into the comedic part of his career,” she tells Milling About host Robin Milling.

john-roberts2John Roberts: As the 30th anniversary of John Lennon’s death— Dec. 8—approaches, CNN anchor John Roberts drops in on Film Festival Radio‘s Janice Malone to preview the network’s new documentary, Losing Lennon: Countdown to Murder, which premieres Saturday, Dec. 4 at 8pm ET.

suze-ormanSuze Orman: The host of CNBC’s The Suze Orman Show drops in to discuss the revised version of her New York Times bestseller The Road to Wealth. “If you define yourself by you possessions,” she tells host Philippe Matthews, “you are nothing more than a financial liar.”

soledad-obrien-5Soledad Obrien: The CNN anchor drops in on Afronerd Radio host Desmond Burton to discuss her new memoir The Next Big Story: My Journey Through the Land of Possibilities, which fellow network star Anderson Cooper calls “A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at reporting.”

coco-crispCoco Crisp, : The ace Oakland A’s center fielder—who helped lead his previous team, the Boston Red Sox, to victory in the 2007 World Series—stops by The Bottom Line Sports Show to chat with hosts Gerald Brown and Jonathan Foy about the current MLB season.

Intel’s Peter Biddle, Russell Crowe, Sasha Cohen and More: BlogTalkRadio’s Weekly Highlights

peter-biddlePeter Biddle: Intel’s general manager, who leads the tech giant’s AppUp Products and Services Group, kicks off the maiden edition of Atom Mashing Radio with a visit from Gaikai.com’s David Perry, who’ll update us on the hottest gaming news.

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Russell Crowe: The Oscar champ—whose new flick, The Next Three Days, tells the story of a husband whose wife is accused of murder—weighs in on his commitment to real-life spouse Danielle Spencer. “I would do anything for my wife,” he tells Keeping It Reel host Tim Gordon.

sasha-cohenSasha Cohen: Three-time world champion figure skater—who snagged a silver medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy—stops by Film Festival Radio to fill host Janice Malone in on the 2-hour Cold-EEZE Improv Ice show, airing today at 4pm ET on NBC.

ben-gordonBen Gordon: The British-American NBA guard chills with The NBA Breakdown’s Audley Stephenson and Dave Mendonca while chatting about his sharp-shooting days with the Bulls, and the Pistons’ meltdown last season—and what his current team has to do now to get back on track.

jerry-trainorJerry Trainor: The actor who plays Spencer Shay on iCarly—and whose character squares off against guest star Jack Black on tonight’s episode of the Nick series, titled iStart A Fan War—joins Tomorrow Will Be Televised host Simon Applebaum live from the campus of New York University.

alana-stewart1Alana Stewart: The ex-wife of George Hamilton and Rod Stewart, who paid tribute to the late Farrah Fawcett in her best-selling memoir My Journey with Farrah and in the NBC documentary Farrah’s Story, chats with Best Ever You about staying young—and pursuing your dreams—at any age.

clinton-kellyClinton Kelly: The co-host of TLC’s What Not to Wear returns to The Feisty Side of Fifty. This time, Clinton offers fashion and entertainment tips for the holiday season. “You know how much fun this guy can be,” says host Eileen Williams. “He makes all things merry and chic!”

kel-mitchellKel Mitchell: The former teen idol, who made his name as a member of Nick’s All That cast—and went on to star in Good Burger—hangs with Life After Dusk’s Cedric “Ceddy J” Collier. Kel will chat about his role opposite Vivica Fox in the upcoming flick Caught on Tape.

phylicia-rashadPhylicia Rashad: The Cosby Show—and For Colored Girls—star, who last year appeared on Broadway in the Tracy Letts drama, August: Osage County, drops in on Harlem Talk Radio to participate in its “World of Black Theater” series, hosted by correspondent Ben Oduro.

anthony-anderson-3Anthony Anderson: The Law & Order star lets us in on an exclusive piece of sporting news. “This is my word—this is the first time I’m telling anybody this publicly—I will be running in the 2011 New York City Marathon,” Anthony tells Film Festival Radio host Janice Malone.