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Healthy Vision with Dr. Val JonesWhether you are a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, good vision is an important component to playing well. Dwight Howard joins Dr. Val to discuss what he focuses on during a game, as well as his experience as a mentor in the ACUVUE® 1-DAY Contest, where he counseled Anthony, an aspiring professional basketball player. Tune in here.

Tavis-277x180 (1)Listen to The Tavis Smiley Network (TSN) and stay up to date on what’s new in politics, entertainment, literature and more. Last week Tavis spoke with fellow TSN host and newscaster Rolonda Watts.  Host Stephanie Robinson delved into the world of e-books and the publishing push. And that’s not all, check here to see who else came to TSN last week.

Frank Fontana of The Down and DirtyOn Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, meet funnyman Kevin Bozeman.  Kevin’s been performing his smooth stand-up style in clubs across the country and was the winner of HBO’s Comedy Competition in 2000.  You’ll have seen him in Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and most recently in the hit indie film Flat Chested, starring Luke Perry and Alicia Witt. Tune in here.

A BlogTalkRadio Host Turned Comedian?

Our very own, Garrison Leykam of Conversation Crossroad was recently challenged by a guest of his, comedian, Stephen Rosenfield to take his Stand Up Workshop. The workshop includes a “live” graduation appearance at the famous, Gotham Comedy Club, which has hosted the likes of Louis CK, Jerry Seinfeld and Jackie Mason. Stephen Rosenfield has been dubbed “The Best-Known Comedy Teacher In The Country” by The New York Times and is founder of the prestigious American Comedy Institute.

“Becoming a stand up comic is something I’ve never done. It’s totally out of my comfort zone,” remarks Leykam, “but I’m never one to shy away from a challenge.” As part of the workshop, Leykam will attend an orientation followed by three comedic workshops. Rosenfield will also one-on-one coach Leykam to fine-tune his delivery before his debut performance. Leykam’s evolution into the world of stand up comedy will be filmed, edited and directed by Jared Silberkleit of the Connecticut School of Broadcasting.

Host Leykam will be taking to the stage at Gotham Comedy Club on November 19th for his debut performance of “Comic on a Half Shell.” We wish him luck!

Ron Perlman, Keshia Chante, Hope Flood and More Today on Blogtalkradio

ron-perlmanRon Perlman: Shooting the upcoming feature film Drive with Ryan Gosling was hell for the Hellboy star. “We had this scene in the Pacific Ocean where he’s trying to kill me. We shot it during high tide at 3:30 in the morning,” he tells Milling About host Robin Milling. “My back was to the ocean, I was facing the beach and this wave just came and knocked me clear 20 feet in the air and I ended up ass-over-tea-kettle. I ripped something in my knee… It’s hard to walk on it. I think I’m gonna need some surgery on this one. There’s some structural damage in there.”

keshia-chanteKeshia Chanté: The Juno Award-winning Canadian Princess of Pop—who was signed to her first record deal at age 14, before appearing in the 2006 Bow Wow video Shortie Like Mine—stops by Real Talk to chat with host Michael A. McFadden about her upcoming album, Night and Day.

hope-floodHope Flood: The funny lady, who’s been a featured act on BET’s Comic View for 10 seasons—and who was one of only two female comedians to appear on Martin Lawrence’s Starz 1st Amendment Stand-Up special—hangs with Layin’ It on the Line host Reginald Ford.

marianne-williamsonMarianne Williamson: The Peace Alliance Founder—4 of whose books have been New York Times bestsellers—chats with Gab with the Gurus host Connie Bennett about her new offering, A Course In Weight Loss: 21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight Forever.

simon-winthropSimon Winthrop: The Las Vegas magician, whom Harry Hamlin hailed for his “unbelievably awesome prestidigations” and Tom Cruise simply called “unbelievable,” drops in on host Olivia Wilder to discuss his artistry his private-client gigs—like the one recently staged for Google CEO Eric Schmidt.

clarence-burkeClarence Burke: The founding member of Chicago-based soul quintet The Five Stairsteps—whose 1970 hit O-o-h Child is ranked among Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time—stops by EnergyTwist to chat about his “Unplugged, Up Close & Personal” tour.

Programming Highlights; June 12, 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:


pam-grier3On Demand Host Joy Keys kicks it with the legendary Pam Grier, star of such indelible flicks as Foxy Brown, Coffy and Scream Blacula Scream. The still-smokin’-hot leading lady will chat about her new memoir, Foxy: My Life in Three Acts.


al-snowAt 1 PM New Era Wrestling goes one-on-one with former SMW, WWE, and ECW star Al Snow—who was famously driven “insane” by his years in the ring. Al will recount those off-the-wall times, while weighing in on the state of wrestling today.



At 4 PM Village One Radio whoops it up with Pierre Edwards, who bills himself as “that light-skin comedian from the movies B*A*P*S and How to Be a Player.” The frequent Def Comedy Jam guest will give us the lowdown on issues facing today’s single ladies.


bertha-barrett2Today at 6 PM Recording artist Bertha F. Barrett stops by Song Love to chat about adding author to her resume. The I Believe singer—who has opened for such blues masters as Bobby Womack and Millie Jackson—will fill us in on her new book Just Believe: The Key to Unlocking Endless Possibilities.


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Partying with Cosby on BlogTalkRadio

Have you heard about Bill Cosby’s LISTENing parties?cosnarati

The New York Times just reviewed veteran comedian and cultural icon Bill Cosby’s dive into the social media space, including his use of the BlogTalkRadio platform to broadcast his views in yesterday’s piece, Cosby Takes a Web Plunge, Sweaters in Tow.

Last month, Bill took to BlogTalkRadio’s airwaves for a Virtual Town Hall Meeting at a live event in New York City.  At the event, Bill introduced the new Cosnarati Band to perform tracks from their debut album, Bill Cosby Presents the Cosnarati: State of Emergency.  The album features socially conscious hip hop music, with lyrics written by Bill himself.  The NYC event was designed to stimulate live conversation among Cosby fans of all ages about important social issues such as abuse, peer pressure, and improving education.

cosHere’s where Bill’s LISTENing Parties come in.

Cosby’s initiative aims to increase consciousness about these issues, and to make sure the discussion continues at home.  To this end, he wants fans to order the album and plan a LISTENing party for groups of fans, so they can talk about the issues raised together afterward.  You can host a private LISTENing party, or a public LISTENing event, at your church, school, or in your community.  The public parties get the album gratis and free swag, and are registered at BillCosby.com for easy joinability.  Read the official Party Manual for all the deets.

And if you’re like us, and most of your friends are online, what better way to break down the messages from Bill’s album with a chat on BlogTalkRadio?  If you’re hosting a LISTENing party in your area, register for a free account with us and take your chat to the airwaves, where the intellectual becomes interactive.