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It’s an Inspirational Edition of ‘The Mix’

If you’re feeling beaten down these days – what with the Great Recession putting a king-size damper on hopes for brighter future – you’ll definitely want to tune into tonight’s Daily Mix.

Because, fresh off its spring break, the show sports a wealth of inspiration on issues ranging from wellness to education to multi- culturalism to the cinematic arts.

You’ll learn, for instance:

CAPTION: "It's a very brave way of working," Ron (above) tells us of co-star John Malcovich's method.

"It's a very brave way of working," Ron (above) tells us of co-star John Malcovich's method.

-What has inspired Italian-American funnyman Dom Irrera to take his standup act to Ireland for 15 years straight now.

-What recently-installed medical device has inspired former WWE champ Brett “The Hitman” Hart to run up the stairs again.

-What it was that inspired former supermodel Kathy Ireland to ‘fess up to the fact that she’d packed on a few too many pounds in her new career as a marketing mogul.

-How it came to be that a truck driver inspired Carol Channing to fight for arts funding in America’s public-school system.

-How John Malchovich – known for his sublime acting style – came to inspire a he-man, comic-book player like Ron Perlman.

-What inspired screenwriter Antwone Fisher make Ethan Hawke a heroin addict in the sequel to the hit film Training Day.

So don’t miss The Mix, hosted by everyone’s favorite pod jockey, Shaun Daily, tonight – and every Monday – at 9 p.m. ET!

To tune in, click here.

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Carol Channing: Gallo Wine Driver Composed My New Arts Anthem

It’s not often that truck drivers get their songs showcased by super- stars like Carol Channing—or any celeb, for that matter.

But that’s exactly what happened in the case of one such driver from her hometown of Modesto, Calif.

CAPTIONS: "I'm crazy about this song," Carol (above) tells is about her new educational number.

"I'm crazy about this song," Carol (above) tells us of her new educational number.

Interviewed this week on The Fruit Salad Show, Carol says that—as part of her new Job Corps campaign to inspire delinquent school kids—she opens her presentations with a composition about the importance of arts programs in America’s public schools.

“A truck driver who drives trucks for Gallo wines… wrote a song for me to sing. And he’s exactly on the nose,” Carol tells host Pauly – before quipping, “I could sing it for you Acapulco.”

Moments later, the Hello Dolly diva—who, in 2004, was award- ed a Ph.D. in fine arts by California State University—does in fact belt out the unnamed driver’s number a cappella:

The show must go on,
Make sure the marquis’ lit,
The show must go on,
Don’t let the spotlight sit,
The future’s at stake,
The schools all implore us,
Just give kids the chance,
And you’ll see one day their skills will advance.
Move over! Make way!
The arts must keep their place in education.

To hear Carol’s 60-minute interview—including her full rendition of The Show Must Go Onclick here.