I’m not on the radio today (Sat., Sept. 16th) so I thought I’d take a little time to catch up on all the radio recaps. Well, there is just last Saturday’s show that needs to be posted. As for the audio from the last couple of shows, listen, it’s being worked on. And, thank you for letting me know that you actually listen to the recaps on the website. Oh, quick update on the Christmas Broadcast—the song submission and show sponsorship deadlines have been extended to the end of the month, September 30, 2017 so please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Also, be sure to tune in to the show each week because the 12 Saturdays til Christmas countdown will start soon. Remember, we’ll have Christmas gift bags to give away each week as we countdown til Christmas. Not only is Christmas a Holy time! It’s also fun!
And now for last Saturday’s show recap…
Café Talk: Back to school time! What was or is your favorite subject in school?
1st Hour– This Day In History and Top News
Brianna popped in to co-host with me. Here’s what we cooked up and served.
On This Day In History…
*In 1776, the 2nd Continental Congress officially changed the new American nation’s name from United Colonies to the United States.
*In 1850, California became the 31st State in the U.S. of America.
*In 1998, Four tourists who had paid $32,500 each were taken in a submarine to view the wreckage of the Titanic. The ship is 2 miles below the Atlantic off Newfoundland.
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Just two stories for Top News:
*The aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma; and potentially, Jose and Katia tops the news. Also, in a related story, five former U.S. presidents recently announced that they would team up to create the “One America Appeal” to raise money for storm recovery as Texas and Louisiana seek to regroup from Harvey and Florida and the Atlantic coast brace for Hurricane Irma. The former presidents include Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter. Online donations can be made at OneAmericaAppeal.org. And, current president, Donald Trump showed his support by tweeting: “We will confront ANY challenge, no matter how strong the winds or high the water. I’m proud to stand with Presidents for #OneAmericaAppeal.”
*We all heard about the president’s recent decision to end a groundbreaking program implemented by the Obama administration in 2012. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) provides nearly 800,000 recipients the ability to attend school and work without fear of deportation. After a social media and media uproar, President Trump later said that he will revisit the matter if Congress does not develop and pass a new program for young immigrants. Here’s a call to action from the American Assn of University Women…Call your representative and tell them to protect Dreamers and pass the Dream Act today! Go to aauw.org for more information.
Joliet District 86 Superintendent, Dr. Theresa Rouse joined me in studio for Café Talk. It was truly a treat to talk with her. We talked about educating millennium children; what’s new at District 86; and shared quick tips to having a successful school year to parents and students. We also discussed Howard Gardner’s theory of initially seven and now nine intelligences or learning abilities. Some may remember that Soul and I shared this theory last year on the show. Here they are—musical-rhythmic, visual-spatial, verbal-linguistic, logical-mathematical, bodily-kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalistic. He later suggested that existential and moral intelligence may also be worthy of inclusion. Oh, by the way, English Literature and music were my favorite subjects in school. Brianna shared that Science and the extra-curricular activity of making school announcements over the PA system was her favorites. And Dr. Rouse said that music was her favorite subject.
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2nd Hour – Entertainment News and Passion for Fashion
Entertainment Talk included the announcement of the 25th season of Dancing with the Stars line-up; Janet Jackson and Beyonce along with other celebrities visit Houston hurricane victims and offers help; discuss Stephen King’s “It” the movie; Chris Rock in town for weekend performances; and Brianna shares her recent experience in Chicago enjoying Aladdin the Broadway Musical. We touched on this in the first hour with Dr. Rouse— XQ Super School Live presented by the Entertainment Industry Foundation aired across all the networks 2,5,7, and Fox. Chance the Rapper opened. Viola Davis shared her childhood experience and how teachers made the difference in her life. We all agreed that to Rethink, Reimagine, Rebuild public high schools as well as elementary & middle schools is long overdue. Click here for audio.
Passion for Fashion segment. Natural Hair dominate runways during New York Fashion Week. Short afros. Medium length afros. Big afros. Braids. Dreadlocks. And, more!!! Take a look.
Photo credits: www.refinery29.com, Vogue, Beauty-Stat, and GlamForce/Gail O’Connor
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Oh and somewhere along the way, a lucky caller won a pair of tickets to the Colors of Christmas concert that is set for Friday, December 15th at the Rialto Theater in Joliet, IL. Congratulations, again, Larry!!!
Listen, be sure to tune in next Saturday for another edition of Marilyn’s Cafe Society radio show; and remember the new OR returned show time at 12:05pm (Noon) CDT! Tell a friend!
Peace and Love,