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BlogTalkRadio Recent Show Highlights

Milling About welcomes Hollywood’s hottest ‘It’ girl, Emma Stone.  Emma starred in the hit comedy films Superbad and Easy A. Emma joins host Robin Milling where she talks about being best buds with Paul McCartney and how in her most recent film Crazy, Stupid Love, she  pulled out of plans to re-enact Jennifer Grey’s famous Dirty Dancing leap in her new movie because bad memories from a childhood gym class prompted a panic attack on-set!

Fresh off her latest Daytime Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in the Bold and the Beautiful, Heather Tom stops by World Footprints to talk about her recent trip to Thailand, philanthropic activities and her climb to stardom.

The star of the cult classic Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Kristy Swanson joins Family Matters.  Her parents, Bob and Rosemary Swanson (now retired school teachers) home schooled Kristy from the age of 12 while she pursued acting.  Kristy Swanson is a long time veteran in the entertainment business and is known  for her roles in many films including Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Flowers in the Attic, Higher Learning, The Phantom, Big Daddy and more.

Listen healthily to Healthy Living as host Laura Theodore welcomes Dr. Pam Popper, one of the stars of the film Forks over Knives, based on the New York Times Best Selling book of the same title.   Dr. Popper also serves on the Physician’s Steering Committee for the Physicians’ Committee for Responsible Medicine and on this show, she discusses her recommended dietary plans for optimal health.

‘Peas in Their Pods’ Hosts Lend a Hand in Case of Missing Teen Phylicia Barnes, Reports The Baltimore Sun

It’s an all-too-familiar story that, unfortunately, rarely gets the media attention it deserves: Every 40 seconds, a child is reported missing, and nearly 50 percent of them are African American.

But thanks to Gaétane Borders and Janice Lowery, communities throughout America have a broadcast outlet that focuses solely on helping the parents of those children bring them home safely.

Phylicia: Praying for her safe return.

Phylicia: Praying for her safe return.

As hosts of BlogTalkRadio’s Peas in Their Pods, Gaétane and Janice have been taking to the airwaves each week since November 2007 to disseminate and gather information on cases of missing kids of color, while also helping prevent child abuse.

Among their latest efforts has been bringing attention to the case of Phylicia Barnes, a 17-year-old honors student and track star from North Carolina who was in Baltimore visiting relatives when she suddenly disappeared on the afternoon of Dec. 28.

“Phylicia’s siblings—Deena, Kelly and Brian—spoke for nearly Continue reading

‘Power Selling Mom’ Host Danna Crawford: Humongous Fan of eBay (and Griff Too!)

“I will not promise to make you millions, but I will show you ways to get your bills paid!” So proclaims Danna Crawford, host of Power Selling Mom, which each week features interviews with successful eBay sellers and staffers. And Danna—as CEO of PowerSellingMom, Inc. and founder of—does indeed provide regular money-making tools, tips and tactics that help listeners to her show (which recently celebrated its three-year anniversary on BlogTalkRadio) get the most out of the world’s largest online auction and shopping site. The Ocala, Fla., resident is so adept at her self-styled career, in fact, that she’s been able to work from home since 1997. That in turn has meant being available to her kids 24/7, while never missing any of their school or social events. So if any of Danna’s success sounds intriguing to you, don’t touch that mouse because our SoundBits subject of the week is coming up live in four… three… two…


Give us a 15-second pitch for your showwhy should listeners tune in?

eBay is the world’s largest online marketplace, but it has so much more to offer than just buying or selling. My show focuses on the eBay community, serving as a place where buyers and sellers unite-and lurkers begin to learn. I’ve also incorporated blogging into the show’s regular features, as well as effective use of all the social-networking sites. These are key factors in marketing on eBay, or any online business. And BlogTalkRadio has become an essential part of my Virtual Online Learning classroom!


Danna: Still making a bid for John Donahoe booking.

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

I don’t color my hair. And I don’t get paid to talk about eBay! I’m just extremely thankful that eBay has given me an opportunity and provided a path for me to have my own business since 1997. A lot of people think I get paid to talk about eBay. But I promote the site because I truly love it, and I love to share my knowledge with others so they too might have similar experiences. My motto is: There is plenty of eBay for us all to be blessed and prosper!

Who’s your broadcasting hero?

Back in my Continue reading

New Fishful Thinking Channel Helps Moms Promote Optimism and Resilience in Kids

Depression is hard enough to handle in adulthood—let alone during our informative years.

So we’re pleased to inform you that there’s now a BlogTalkRadio channel dedicated to fending off that taxing condition among our young ones.

"I want my kids to grow up feeling confident and empowered," says Dr. Reivich (above).

"I want my kids to grow up feeling confident and empowered," says Dr. Reivich (above).

Hosted by Dr. Karen Reivich, co-director of the Penn Resiliency Project and a research associate at the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania, the Fishful Thinking Channel helps parents raise children who have a positive attitude and can confidently tackle life’s challenges.

“Our initiative includes everyday strategies that moms can use to promote optimism and resilience in their children,” says, Dr. Reivich, co-author of The Optimistic Child, who has partnered with Pepperidge Farm on Fishful Thinking.

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Flashback to Nancy Cartwright: ‘Eat My Shorts’ Was Totally Mine!

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a hot catchphrase can be measured in bucks—big bucks, as Nancy Cartwright pointed out to us.

Interviewed last month on Passions, the actress best known as the voice of Bart Simpson recalled how her character acquired his wildy popular retort, “Eat my shorts!”

Nancy with her alter-ego: Puerile gold.

Nancy with her alter-ego: Puerile gold.

“That was totally mine!” Nancy told host Beverly Malone—a classmate of hers at Ohio University.

“That came from high school. I was in the marching band. And we used to say, ‘Dun-dun-da-DUN-dun
—Fairmont West! Dun-dun-da-DUN-dun—Fairmont West!’

“But my senior year it changed to ‘Dun-dun-da-DUN-dun—Eat my shorts!’

“That was the drum cadence and we would march down to the stadium saying, ‘Eat my shorts! Eat my shorts!’

“And when I got The Simpsons, I was reading one of the scripts and I went ‘Eat my shorts!’ and it ended Continue reading

Lucy Liu Wants You! (to Help Combat Infant Anemia)

Lucy Liu is helping needy kids play catch-up on the nutrition front—thanks to a certain ketchup king.

Interviewed on The Ask MomRN Show, the Charlie’s Angels stunner chats about teaming up with Heinz’s Mictronutrient Campaign, which combats the threat of iron-deficiency anemia and vitamin and mineral malnutrition among infants and children in developing nations.

"The main thing here is word of mouth," Lucy (above) tells us of getting with the program.

"The main thing here is word of mouth," Lucy (above) tells us of getting with the program.

“I’ve been working with UNICEF as an ambassador since 2004, and you don’t really know much when you start going to some of these charity events,” Lucy tells host Tamara Walker.

“But when you go into the field and on these missions and you meet these children and their parents and you go to these villages in these very remote areas located hours and hours outside of any main city, you really recognize the importance of nutrition for these children—and how hard it is for their parents to access it.

“This is a call to Continue reading

The FlyLady and Mommy Bloggers Attack Multitasking with Palm Pre Plus

Attention frazzled parents: Life’s about to get more simple, thanks to the knowhow of our own Marla “The FlyLady” Cilley and the good people at Verizon Wireless.

Knowing that the Palm Pre Plus can be a busy parent’s best friend, Verizon thought it would be great to get this hip smartphone in the hands of the nation’s top mommy bloggers and let them take it for a spin.
flylady-verizon1The reviews are in, and the bloggers are ready to talk!

Today at 11 a.m. ET, Marla—aka the world’s greatest home- organization guru—will host a discussion where many of thoese moms will let us know just what innovative uses they’ve come up with for streamling and easing the innumerable burdens of parenthood.

During the live hourlong special, titled Multitasking with Smart Moms, Marla and her panel will touch on topics like:

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Diana Ross: ‘Beyond Thrilled’ to Be First-Time Grandma

CAPTION: "I've been very blessed to have that kind of mother," Rhonda tells us of mom Diana (above). "A mother that wanted the best for me."

"I've been blessed to have that kind of mother," Rhonda says of Diana (above). "A mother who wanted the best for me."

You can’t hurry grandkids, as Diana Ross learned this year.

But now that the pop legend has finally got one, she’s tickled pink.

So reports her daughter, Rhonda Ross Kendrick, whose dad is Motown Records founder Berry Gordy.

Interviewed tonight on Timothy Hodge, Rhonda chats about giving birth to her son, Raif-Henok Emmanuel Kendrick, on Aug. 7, and how her mom has reacted to the bundle of joy.

“This is the first grandchild. It took us a long time—I mean, you know—but what are you gonna do?” Rhonda, who has been married to jazz pianist Rodney Kendrick since 1996, tells host Timothy Hodge. Continue reading