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Daily Highlights; June 16, 2010

Tune in to some great content from today on BlogTalkRadio.
*Please note that all show times are listed in EST time.
Today’s Programming Highlights:

niapeeplesAt 1 PM Garden of the Soul host Lynn Serafinn kicks it with Nia Peeples, who played Nicole Chapman on Fame and scored a No. 1 hit with the 1988 dance tune Trouble. The multi-talented diva will fill us in on her teleseminar series, Elements of Life.

rodney-perryAt 5 PM Host Sharon Nelson hangs with Rodney Perry, formerly of BlogTalkRadio’s Rodney Perry Live and now co-host of BET’s The Mo’Nique Show. Rodney will fill us in on his big-screen projects, including the Cedric the Entertainter comedy Chicago Pulaski Jones

mike-vrabelAt 8 PM The Final Word’s JayReelz and J.D. kick it with Mike Vrabel, offensive linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs. Mike, who spent eight seasons with the New England Patriots, was the first player ever to have two touchdown passes and a sack in the same game.

aldis-hodgeAt 9 PM The VRO’s Amy McCracken gets up close and personal with Aldis Hodge, who stars opposite Timothy Hutton on the TNT crime drama Leverage, and previously appeared in such shows as Private Practice, Castle and Friday Night Lights.

roger-nygardAt 9 PM Tomatoes in Trenches host Cheryl Benton chats with Roger Nygard, whose new documentary, The Nature of Existence, finds him venturing to the source of each of the world’s philosophies, religions and belief systems—via scholars, holy men, scientists, artists and pizza chefs.

lea-thompsonAt 10 PM The Movie Geeks continue their Summer of 1985 series with Caroline in the City star Lea Thompson, who played Lorraine Baines opposite Michael J. Fox in Back to the Future. Plus, the Oscar-winning sci-fi flick’s writer-producer, Bob Gale.

molly-burnett-1At 10PM Just 24 hours after her first appearance on BlogTalkRadio, Molly Burnett—who plays Melanie Kiraikis on NBC’s Days of Our Lives—drops back in on Jasam Radio host Deborah Huey to take your calls. (Be sure to ask her if she’s actually gone on that date with Jesus yet.)

rob-benedictAt 10 PM Hosts Annie and Burl Gregory whoop it up with Rob Benedict, who played Chuck the Prophet on the CW series Supernatural. The actor will chat about his second career, as frontman for the band Louden Swain, whose new CD is titled A Brand New Hurt.

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SoundBits: Tamara Walker’s Got the Prescription for Familial Bliss

Before reading her responses, here’s everything you need to know about Tamara Walker: (1) She’s the host of MomRN, (2) she makes her home in Edmond, Okla., (3) her recent guests have included Tom Arnold, Kirk Cameron and bestselling family author Dr. Kevin Leman, and (4) she’s got guts. Also strength – and a positive attitude about life that should be an inspiration to us all.

CAPTION: During a rare selfless moment, Tamara takes time out to pick out a new outfit.

During a rare selfless moment, Tamara takes time out to pick out a new outfit.

Give us a 15-second pitch for your show – why should listeners tune in?

Got kids? From pregnancy to college, the Ask MomRN Show features prac- tical advice for raising a happy, healthy family. We offer a wide variety of family, parenting, health and safety information, served up with a big helping of support and encourage- ment. New baby changing your life? Toddler with a case of the “terrible twos”? Teenagers have you pulling your hair out? With the help of expert guests, I help my listeners navigate the toughest job on the planet – parenting!

Tell us two things listeners would be surprised to learn about you?

People are often surprised to learn that I’m only five feet tall. (Apparently I sound taller on the air.)  Also that I’ve got a prosthetic leg. I have a wacky sense of humor and grew up playing practical jokes on unsus- pecting people (especially substitute teachers!) with my prosthesis.

Who’s your broadcasting hero?

That’s easy: Terri Fields, aka “Terri Indiana,” who hosted Lunchbreak on the late, great KOKF-FM in Oklahoma City. When Terri took over the reigns of that show, she mentioned that she wanted to find some parenting resources and information for the listeners. I happened to be in my car listening that day and felt compelled to email her and offer to be a “behind the scenes” resource, since I had a parenting-advice website, MomRN.com. Terri ended up giving me my own segment, once a month during Lunchbreak. Eventually I was on the air more often and I even got to do a little DJ’ing, which was great fun but harder than it looks. We were on the air together for two years and I credit her with getting me into broadcasting. Thanks, Terri!

CAPTION: With hubby Dustin in Las Vegas. “He’s my best friend and biggest supporter,” Tamara tells us.

With hubby Dustin (and Teddy Roosevelt stand-in) in Vegas. “He’s my best friend and biggest supporter,” Tamara tells us.

If you could book any person on earth as a guest on your show, who would it be and why?

If my daughter had her way, I’d interview Dr. Phil, because she is a Dr. Phil-aholic. She watches his show every day and I’ve often heard her repeating some of his advice to her friends when they’re having problems. As for me, I’d love to interview Michael J. Fox about his positive outlook on life while living with Parkinson’s disease. My grandmother had Parkinson’s so I’ve seen firsthand what a deva- stating condition it can be. Yet Michael has remained a very optimistic, upbeat person despite his difficulties. So if anyone can hook me up and help me book Dr. Phil or Michael J. Fox, please contact me. I’d be very grateful.

As we speak, what are you wearing?

A red short-sleeve blouse, dark-blue striped slacks, and black flats.

What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever done while in the middle of hosting your show?

Two things come to mind. During one show, we were having severe thunderstorms so I had my daughter turn on the TV with the sound muted so we could watch the radar and see if there was any tornado activity near us. (We live in Tornado Alley, after all.)

During another show, my landline phone rang, which was no big deal because I always silence all the ringers before going on the air. How- ever, on that particular day I must have forgotten to silence the an- swering machine because it clicked on and I could hear the greeting even through my headset. My guest was in the middle of talking, so I muted my mic, answered the phone and quickly told the caller I was on the air and would call them back after the show. I was able to get back on the air with my guest before they finished talking. I haven’t listened to the archive, but no one seems to have noticed – thankfully.

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