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Healthy Vision with Dr. Val Jones

The Thanksgiving holiday is one of the most-traveled of all U.S. holidays, making the upcoming four-day Thanksgiving break one of the busiest driving periods of the year. Before you head out on the road, make sure you are fully prepared for safe nighttime driving. On a special rebroadcast of Healthy Vision™ with Dr. Val Jones, two experts join Dr. Val to discuss what happens to your eyes in the dark and how you can take better care of your eyes – and your car – to improve night time driving. Tune in now.

Frank Fontana of The Down and Dirty

On Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, improv legend Jimmy Carrane. He’s been performing since the ’80s, literally wrote the book on improvisation (Improvising Better: A Guide to the Working Improviser), and has taught sketch performers known industry-wide. His latest venture is the Improv Nerd podcast, which he hosts live every week in Chicago. Tune in here.

Join host Diane Helbig on Women’s Business Talk Radio Network as welcomes back Kerry Heaps, President of Kerry’s Network, Inc. They discuss follow-up techniques to help you close more business. On this episode they cover follow-up scripts and how to keep your database up to date with successful follow-up techniques! Tune in here.

BlogTalkRadio Recent Show Highlights

sidRobin Milling of Milling About welcomes Ewan McGregor who has had many love interests, but none have touched him as much as his canine co-star, Cosmo, in his latest film Beginners. McGregor tells host Robin Milling how he bonded with the pup which led to his new love “Sid”.

lauraschwartzBusiness Insanity Talk Radio‘s Barry Moltz discusses success tips from White House Insider, Laura Schwartz, former Special Assistant to the President and The White House Director of Events for the Clinton Administration.

pjtv528This week Steve Rosenblum is joined by two conservative media icons. First up is Bill Whittle of PJTV‘s ‘Trifecta’ and ‘Afterburner’ shows. Then they talk with Tony Katz of PJTV’s ‘The Conversation’. Tony also has an increasingly successful syndicated radio show called ‘The Tony Katz Radio Spectacular’

ccg526Join Todd Griffiths with special guest Utah attorney, Larry Hilton. Hilton helped draft the law that recently established Gold and Silver as legal tender in Utah.

521The Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana welcomes Chicago Home + Garden magazine editor-in-chief Jan Parrto the studio, golf club customization expert Bob Mendrallais calling us up, and chatting about great car/chase movies with Chicago Film Critics Assocation vice president Erik Childress.

BlogTalkRadio Recent Show Highlights

tomorrowtelevised516Tomorrow Will Be Televised welcomes Andrew Ross Sorkin, New York Times business correspondent and author of Too Big To Fail, best-seller on the financial crisis turned HBO original movie; and Michael Wortsman, executive producer of Queen For A Day.

frank-fontana54The Down & Dirty with Frank Fontana welcomes Mike Yost creator of ManCaveSite.org and author of The Man Cave Book. Also Jim Heavey of WOOD magazine. We’ll also be talking about Lollapalooza with Consequence of Sound president and editor-in-chief Michael Roffman.

ccg512The Todd Griffiths Show, a Century Coin Group Production. This is the show that answers all of your questions about numismatics from the leader in tangible asset investing, Todd Griffiths. “When it comes to tangible asset investing, there is no question I won’t answer and no answer I won’t support.”

guptaMr Media welcomes Parvesh Cheena who stars in NBC’s new comedy series “Outsourced” as Gupta, a socially awkward call center employee at Mid America Novelties, whom everyone tries to avoid because of his never-ending conversations.

greggbradenJoin host Kristen White as she talks with New York Times bestselling author Gregg Braden, renowned as a pioneer in bridging science and spirituality. He became the first technical operations manager for Cisco Systems where he led the development of the global support team that insures the reliability of today’s internet.

Dick Gregory, Jake Silbermann, Frank Fontana and Wayne Brady Today on BlogTalkRadio

dick-gregoryDick Gregory: The veteran satirist—who, throughout the ‘60s, ’70s and ‘80s, was instrumental in the civil-rights and feminist movements while helping to unify white and black audiences—sits down with The Artivist host Ron Herd to chat about his storied career.

jake-silbermannJake Silbermann: The actor who plays Noah Mayer on As the World Turns, and has also done guest turns on Gossip Girl and Guiding Light, drops in on BlazinRy to dish with host Ryan Holmes about his new flick, Stuffer, which was named Best Short by The Royal Flush Film Festival.

vanessa-williams-4Vanessa Willams: The Desperate Houswives star, whose most recent marriage—to former LA Laker Rick Fox—ended in 2004, tells Film Festival Radio host Janice Malone that her ideal V-Day gift this year would be “maybe to have a date. That would help. Right now I have no Valentine’s Day plans.”

att-waynebrady2Wayne Brady: The improv virtuoso reveals that he wipes his mind clean after his Vegas shows, so that each performance will be fresh. On the other hand, as he tells Somewhere in Vegas host Marq with a Q, “Johnathan, my partner, and I were doing a mermaid scene and we both dumped ourselves in water and stripped down to our underwear.”

frank-fontana5Frank Fontana: The DOWN and DIRTY host welcomes sommelier Michael Bottigliero, aka the Windy City Wine Guy, who’ll fill us in on pairing the best vino with your Valentine’s Day dinner. Plus: Chicago Wine Cellar Expert owner Rick Grigsby talks building custom wine racks.

rene-clausenRené Clausen: The conductor of the Concordia Choir of Moorehead, Minn., stops by The African American Voice in Classical Music to chat with host Patrick D. McCoy about the choir’s upcoming tour, and Feb. 19 performance at National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C.

Craftsman Launches ‘The DOWN and DIRTY with Frank Fontana’ on BlogTalkRadio

CAPTION: Frank: Master Craftsman brings interior solutions to BTR.

Frank: Master Craftsman offers interior solutions.

The do-it-yourself craze just got ratcheted up a notch, and it’s happening right here on BlogTalkRadio.

Beginning today at 12 p.m. ET, Frank Fontana brings his trademark brand of budget-savvy design to the web with The DOWN and DIRTY.

The twice-weekly, hour-long program, brought to you by the Craftsman World of DIY Network, will be broadcast from a brand-new social media studio in downtown Chicago, the Craftsman Experience.

Frank’s goal? To deliver creative, affordable solutions for helping Americans build and manage their space at home.

His maiden guest will be former McDonald’s CEO Ed Rensi, who also served as chairman and CEO of Team Rensi Motorsports—his entry into the world of NASCAR auto racing. What’s more, Ed’s car now lives in the Craftsman Experience.

Plus, Chicago Custom Percussion owner Tony Gulli, and hot segments like Carpenter Confessions and DIY Disasters.

The Windy City's new social wonder.

The Windy City's new social media wonder.

“He is a talented designer and provides his clients with innovative, out-of-the-box solutions to suit their design needs, similar to Craftsman,” says Craftsman vice president and general manager Kris Malkoski of Frank, who’s best known as host of HGTV’s Design on a Dime, which features one-day room makeovers on a budget of $1,000 or less.

“We value our customers and look forward to providing them with new ideas to renovate their homes by giving them the essential tools to get the job done right. ”

Click here to tune in to The DOWN and DIRTY with Frank Fontana.

Click here to learn more about the Craftsman Experience.