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Ed Asner Speaks Out for Autism Awareness Month | 04.04.13

Autism awareness: Ed Asner, Zack peter and susan ashline speak out

by Funny Business Radio in FAMILY

April is National Autism Awareness Month, and legendary actor Ed Asner discusses early intervention, and comedian Zack Peter and news reporter Susan Ashline join in. Asner created a unique fundraiser for Autism Speaks using celeb-recorded messages. Ed can be heard at the 60-minute mark.


Jackie robinson film actress kelley Jakle’s baseball Blood

by The McCarthy Project in MOVIES

Actress Kelly Jakle discusses the upcoming Jackie Robinson movie, 42, in theaters April 12. Baseball’s in her blood: Her great-grandfather is Branch Rickey of the LA Dodgers.


SLATE WRITER AMANDA MARCOTTE’s SLANT ON CURRENT EVENTS

by Making Sense with Steve Leser in CURRENT EVENTS

Outspoken Slate writer Amanda Marcotte shares her views on gun control and feminism issues, concentrating on Steubenville and other sexual assault topics.


Spring cleaning your diet with Dr. Pam Popper

by The Jazzy Vegetarian in FOOD

Author and health expert Dr. Pam Popper shares tips to make changes in your diet for a healthier spring! Her new book, Food Over Medicine, releases this summer.


Hip-hop roundup: artists tweet, Karlie Redd and DJ Montay

by My Fierce Wings Radio in MUSIC

Singer Tweet hit #1 on the charts with her debut single, “Oops (Oh My),” produced by Timbaland and featuring Missy Elliott. Artists Karlie Redd and DJ Montay also guest.


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Diahann Carroll, Rodney Allen Rippy and Olympic Gold Medalist Diane Dixon on BlogTalkRadio

att-dianedixonDiane Dixon: The Olympic gold medalist, who holds the American record for fastest time in the 4 x 400 metres race, recalls how she talked her way into her first professional race. “I saw this guy with Gucci loafers, no socks, an Izod shirt,” she tells host Chris LaMonica as part of our 28 Days of Black History Makers series, presented by AT&T. “I walked over to him, I said, ‘Hi, my name’s Diane Dixon.’ And Fred said, ‘I have enough runners.’ And I said, ‘Yea, but you don’t have me!’”

diahann-carrollDiahann Carroll: The Tony Award winner, who last month was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame, stops by Buzzworthy Radio to chat with host NaVell Lee about her guest role opposite fellow show-biz legend Billy Dee Williams on the USA Network series White Collar.

rodney-allen-rippyRodney Allen Rippy: The former child actor, whose ‘70s Jack in the Box ads—to say nothing of his Tonight Show appearances—made him a pop-culture icon, stops by The NeverHood to talk with host Ethan Tudor W about his current work for Hurricane Housing Relief.

laura-lippmanLaura Lippman: The New York Times bestselling author sits down with Book Club Girl to chat about her new novel, The Girl in the Green Raincoat, which tells the story of a pregnant private detective in her third trimester who must investigate a missing person—without ever leaving her bedroom.

patrick-fabianPatick Fabian: The Last Exorcism hunk, who has a recurring part on HBO’s Big Love, sits down with Movie Addict Headquarters host Betty Jo Tucker to chat about his starring role opposite Melissa Peterman and Ed Asner on CMT’s new scripted comedy series Working Class.

drew-seeleyDrew Seeley: The Canadian star of Glory Daze—which follows a group of college freshmen who pledge an Animal House-like frat during the ‘80s—drops back in on The VRO host Amy McCracken to chat about the TBS sitcom, and his pop-music career.

Daily Highlights: July 28, 2010

patricia-clarksonAt 10 PM The Movie Geeks get busy with Patricia Clarkson, who has starred in such hit flicks as Shutter Island, The Untouchables and Pieces of April, the latter earning her an Oscar nomination. Patricia and director Ruba Nadda will chat about their new film, Cairo Time.

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At 12:30 PM In Part 2 of his follow-up series on the BP oil-spill crisis, Mediaite host Steve Krakauer welcomes ABC News anchor David Muir, who’ll discuss where Gulf Coast residents—and the rest of our nation—stand from a political and environmental point of view.

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At 2 PM Real Women Real Life host Nickcole Byrd gives it up for Kim Fields, who played Regine Hunter on Living Single and Tootie Ramsey on The Facts of Life. Kim will chat about her faith, her family and her upcoming animated flick, Stork, co-starring Ed Asner.

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On Demand: Louise Roe, host of The CW’s new makeover series Plain Jane, tells Simon Applebaum she’d like to get her paws on Angelina Jolie: “She goes from wearing long black skirts and coffin tops— being the mummy—to then vamping up on the red carpet in a leather dress.” Me-ouch!

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At 8 PM Buzzworthy Radio’s NaVell Lee gets up close and personal with Sharon Case, who plays Sharon Newman on CBSYoung and the Restless. The Emmy winner will debut her new jewelry line, POMP, which has been featured on the daytime drama and will soon be offered on QVC.

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At 9 PM Icon Fetch’s Tony Peters cranks up the volume for 3-time Grammy champ Delbert McClinton, whose new album is titled Acquired Taste. The music legend chats about his annual Sandy Beaches cruise—and lays to rest the rumor that he taught John Lennon how to play harmonica.

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Ed Asner’s ‘Up’-beat View on America: Welfare Cheats Are Few and Far Between

For a guy known to millions as a curmudgeonly news director, Ed Asner sure has a positive outlook on our nation’s working population.

Interviewed on Miss-takes, the actor who played Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show chats about the life lessons he’s learned in his 53 years in the biz.

CAPTION: "If one believes in oneself and the activity one is pursuing, persevering is the best attitude in the world," Ed (above) tells us.

"If one believes in oneself and the activity one is pursuing, persevering is the best attitude in the world," Ed (above) tells us.

“Always look for the simple fact of what we all need: Love. Security. Interesting activities. Employment that we enjoy, that we take pride in,” he tells host Rick Tocquigny vis-a-vis the art of storytelling.

“When people talk about welfare cheats, yea, they exist, but they’re such a minority. The vast body of people, in my opinion, want a job that they can be proud of; they want a job that they can work at.

“And—with encouragement—if their work is appreciated, then they themselves will be inspired to improve even more.

“I think people want to be known for what they do as well as for Continue reading