Listen you all, it’s the middle of summer and I’m suddenly thinking about Christmas!
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Okay, this is what happened during Saturday’s broadcast…
Café Talk: What is fear stopping you from doing?
1st Hour– This Day In History and Top News
Brianna, Soul, and I shared interesting information during the “This Day In History” segment. For example, the first human blood transfusion was administered; the Rosetta Stone was found; Arkansas became the 25th state; Native Americans were proclaimed U.S. Citizens; and British Products (BP) announced the terrible accident that sent millions of barrels of crude oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico.
Top News consisted of the Senate recess delay due to the updated Better Care Reconciliation Act (that happens to be very, very similar to the original bill) which includes provisions that attempt to address opposition from several Republican lawmakers . The Voter Fraud Commission requests that have been rejected by most states was also a topic of commentary as was the House of Representatives proposed cutting of the Federal Pell Grant program.
We ran a bit over time so Café Talk was cut short but not before each of us chimed in and concluded that “fear of failure” and “fear of success” are two of the biggest fears that keep people from moving forward. Facebook friends also shared various fears that ultimately fall into those to bigger categories.
A friend to the show (Mary Lou Johnston) called in to talk up a fundraising event that will help an organization that she and I both support—P.O.W.E.R. Connection. P.O.W.E.R. Connection is a 501C3 organization that provides opportunities for work, education, and job retraining for individuals who need it. They also have a food pantry and resale clothing store for those in need. If you are interested in volunteering or want to learn more about them, visit www.thepowerconnection.org.
Here’s what was trending on Social Media…
*Venus Wiliams lost at Wimbledon.
*Picture of Beyonce with the new born twins, Sir and Rumi.
*Galvanize Chicago event.
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2nd Hour – Entertainment News and Passion for Fashion
Yes, the Bachelorette show is still very much on topic! Rachel’s down to the final 4 and next week’s episode will show the “hometown” visits of her meeting Peter, Eric, Dean, and Brian’s families and friends. Highlights of the ESPYs were shared and we talked about the Emmy Nominations announcements from earlier in the week and how several Chicagoans (like Julia Louis Dreyfus and Bob Odenkirk) are on tap to possibly receive an Emmy. Brianna went to the movies to see the Planet of the Apes. She, unlike others, wasn’t very impressed. Of course, I shared that the entire Planet of the Apes franchise never really “floated my boat” since the premiere of the television series in the 1970s. Talk about D-Wade’s fanny packs wrapped up this segment.
The downward spiral of high-end jeans sales was the topic of Passion for Fashion. According to the Washington Post, the declining sales began in late 2012 and has resulted in True Religion filing for bankruptcy protection a few weeks ago and the closing of at least 27 stores. The big question is who will follow…7 For All Mankind or Hudson’s?
Before closing the show, we shared the lineup for the final days of Pitchfork Fest in Chicago; country legend, Loretta Lynn’s recovery from a stroke; Weinstein television developing a daytime talkshow featuring news veteran,Tamron Hall; and the Little Red Wagon (the Radio Flyer) turns 100.
Soulbalm Says closed us out. Take a listen to various 2nd hour segments here.
Continue to have a wonderful week and be sure to tune in Saturday for another edition of Marilyn’s Cafe Society radio show.