MCS Radio Show Recap- Saturday, October 21st, 2017


It’s wonderful to be back on the air for 2 hours!  Although, I must say I have enjoyed the faster pace of the one hour shows lately.  If you missed us then here is what you missed…

Café Talk:  Have you experienced OR witnessed a major party blooper? 

1st Hour– This Day In History and News

Sharman Strode, entertainer and lead female singer of the Shindigs joined me in studio; and Brianna is back!

*In 1879, after 14 months of experiments, Thomas Edison invented the first practical electric incandescent lamp.

*In 1996, the Dow Jones Industrial average of 30 major stocks topped the 6,000 mark for the first time.

*In 1922, Herbert Birch Kingston, a Cleveland, Ohio philanthropist and candy company employee started Sweetest Day.  He wanted to bring happiness to orphans, shut-ins, and the under-privileged. So, he started giving candy and small gifts to them.

Sharman presented the names of those who were born on this day.

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*Swiss Re, one of the world’s biggest re-insurers, reported that the insurance costs of the 2017 hurricanes and earthquakes in the U.S. and Mexico, could hit 95 Billion dollars.

*The National Association of Realtors recently reported that the U. S. home sales rose slightly last month as the Houston housing market quickly recovered from Hurricane Harvey.

*And, speaking of the U.S., according to the Motley Fool, overseas visits to the United States has declined.  Data collected from the National Travel and Tourism Office showed the year-over-year change since the beginning of the new millenium.  Key events seem to play a role in this decline.  Click here for more…

Brianna, Sharman, and I chimed in on Cafe Talk by sharing Facebook posts.  I referenced a survey conducted by BJs Wholesale Club which indicated that some 65% of Americans say that they have witnessed a “party blooper”.  Examples include, running out of food or drinks, OR not having appropriate activities for children.

Before wrapping up the hour, I finally introduced Sharman Strode as the second singer to sign on to the 10th Annual Christmas Broadcast.  She shared that she began performing in her high school swing choir and then went on to sing on various praise and worship teams in local churches.  About 10 years ago, she started performing in a 60’s cover band and for the last 6 years have been performing as lead female singer for the Shindig band.  She’s also a keyboardist.  For more information, go to the special events page of

2nd Hour – Entertainment News and Passion for Fashion

Brianna and I covered Entertainment Talk with ease.  DWTS update: Sasha Pieterse joined the others who have been sent home which include Barbara Cocoran, Debbie Gibson, and Derek Fisher.

*Top most talked about TV shows include, The Mayor, This is Us, The Good Doctor, Wisdom of the Crowd and others.

*Movie talk…Brianna did it!  Yes, she went to see the “It” movie!  Click here for audio.


The Passion for Fashion segment featured…

Winning this Fall with Jewel Tone Colors.  Ruby reds.  Emerald Greens.  Topaz Yellows.  Torquoise Blues. Sapphire Blues.  Brianna opted to sport her jewel tone color on her finger nails.  Take a look…

Photo Credit: Brianna Lashay

For the rest of second hour talk, be sure to visit marilynscafesociety,com.

Remember to tune in next week for another exciting show.  Also, follow me on Twitter @marilynscafesoc and find me on Facebook @MarilynsCafeSociety.




MCS Radio Show Recap – Saturday, October 14th, 2017

Hey Everyone! 

This Saturday’s show was another short one.  However, this time around I had an in-studio guest with me.  Here’s the recap…

Cafe Talk:  How well do you know sports?

1st and only Hour:  On this day in history and Top News…

* 1908: The Chicago Cubs beat the Detroit Tigers, 2-0, clinching the World Series. 

* 1964:  The United States civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., at age 35 became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.  He accepted the prize on behalf of “all men who love peace and brotherhood.”

In-studio guest co-host, Karen Isberg (singer, recording artist, and entertainer), shared who’s birthdaying today.

Top News was brief and included…

*The story about the U. S. Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross asking Congress for $3.3 Billion Dollars more to complete the 2020 census which now estimates to cost about $15.6 Billion Dollars.   The additional dollars will go to testing and ramping up new technologies focusing mostly on cybersecurity.

*Facebook announced wireless Virtual Reality headset that doesn’t require wires or a smartphone to work and costs only $200.  Of course, Karen and I joked about the problem many of us are facing dealing with the reality of everyday life let alone trying to figure out this new gaming technology called Virtual Reality!!!  Anyway, at this price, Facebook is teetering on the possibility of getting this virtual technology into the hands of  a billion people.

*Another Facebook story…They are now expanding the ability to order food for takeout or delivery straight from the app or desktop.  The services that users will be able to use include, Door-Dash, and ChowNow.  Facebook has been testing this service for the past year.

Cafe Talk went well.  Karen and I shared that we both are basically above what an average person may know about sports but not quite intermediate yet.  For me, working in media has helped me learn quite a bit.    For example, I reported that I know that the Minnesota Lynx won the WNBA Finals!!!

I gave away the second 12 Saturdays Til Christmas gift bag.  Congratulations to Rita B. of Joliet, Illinois.  Be sure to tune in for your chance to win next week.

Entertainment News:

Before wrapping up the radio show, I spent sometime talking with guest co-host, Karen Isberg about her singing career that began when she was in the 3rd grade.   To date, you can catch Karen performing at Giovans Restaurant in Crest Hill, Illinois.  And, if you can’t make it to Giovans, tune in on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 to the 10th Annual Christmas Celebration broadcast because she will be performing.  Yes!  Live in studio!  Go to for more details.  In addition to singing, Karen shared that she recently retired from a long career in long-term health-care administration.

The hour went by fairly quickly.  I’m looking forward to a full show next week.

Have a great week everyone.