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It was such a treat to be back on the radio today despite being in somewhat of a fog! Thanks to Minda Zetlin for coming to the rescue by sharing some time with us to shed light on the potential repercussion of Brexit.
Here’s a recap:
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for the Cleveland, Ohio who finally got a winning sports team thanks to Labron James who lead the Cavaliers to a NBA Championship defeating Stephan Curry and the Golden State Warriors.
for the House of Representatives as Rep. John Lewis led the democrats in a disruptive 25 hr sit-in over gun control legislation. Republican leaders called the move a publicity stunt.
for the British as they voted to leave the European Union creating the acronym…Brexit.
Here’s a couple of points that were not highlighted during today’s talk…
What is Brexit?
“Brexit” is an abbreviated term that refers to Britain’s possible withdrawal from the 28-nation European Union. It is an adaptation of “Grexit,” a reference to a possible Greek exit from the eurozone.
The New York Times reports that those that were for staying in the EU claims it was a necessity for the country to remain financially stable, but still express their dislike for the organization’s decisions. Those for leaving feared for Britain’s identity and want immigration laws to become more strict,
What is the European Union (EU)?
The European Union is a unique economic and political union between 28 European countries that together cover much of the continent.
The EU was created in the aftermath of the Second World War. The first steps were to foster economic cooperation: the idea being that countries that trade with one another become economically interdependent and so more likely to avoid conflict.
The next segment entitled, Brexit: What it means for Business, featured Minda Zetlin, Columnist for Inc.com and Contributor to Inc. Magazine. Go to marilynscafesociety.com for an audio snippet of our talk.
*TV Talk was very brief and highlighted the Arlington Heights teenager, Jack Aiello, who garned national attention after delivering a wickedly funny eighth grade graduation speech impersonating the 2016 presidential candidates. He appeared on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 but the show was preempted in the Chicago market due to extended coverage of the severe weather that hit the area. Go to nbc.com to view the entire show.
*Also, Greenleaf, Oprah Winfrey’s new television series debutted with more than 3 million viewers this past Tuesday on the OWN network. The series is about the various scandals and affairs of a bishop’s family in a Memphis megachurch, and it’s the media mogul’s first major scripted TV role in decades. The TV series was created by former Lost and Six Feet Under writer Craig Wright and executive produced by Winfrey, who also plays a recurring character, named Mavis McCready, who owns a music club.
*Passion for Fashion segment featured my report on mixing different patterns, prints and colors this summer. Listen to the entire segment called, “Matchy, Matchy Is Out for the Summer” on the radio show page on marilynscafesociety.com.
*Other entertainment news included the passing of Star Trek film series and franchise actor, Anton Yelchin; the reboot of the Ghostbusters movie theme song by the Fallout Boy and Missy Elliot; Adele’s latest album hitting the music platforms of Spotify, Tidal, and Apple Music; Mavis Staples, Argentine pianist Martha Argerich, musical group the Eagles, actor Al Pacino, and musician James Taylor to receive Kennedy Center Honors. The honorees will be celebrated at a gala on Dec. 3 that will be broadcast on Dec. 27 on CBS, which has aired the special each year since its debut 39 years ago.
Honorees are recognized for lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts – whether in dance, music, theater, opera, motion pictures or television. The event includes a celebration at the Kennedy Center Opera House, with salutes from other performers. President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are scheduled to attend, as well as receive the honorees at the White House.
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