MCS Radio Show Recap – Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Hey Friends,

So much has happened in the world and the United States in the past few weeks.  I hope you’re doing well in your own private lives.  Have you considered how to process all that has happened?  Well, my in-studio guest for this Saturday’s show stopped by to share some interesting, common-sense ways to protect our mental health.  Here is everything that you missed…

Café Talk:  Has the current issues and news been overwhelming for you? What’s bothered you the most?

1st Hour– This Day In History and Top News

The fabulous Kay Bolden–Author, Travel blogger, accidental Farmer, and former CEO of Warren-Sharpe Center joined me in studio and helped present the “This Day In History” segment.  Below is a brief version.

* In 1846, a dentist in Charleston, Mass., William Morton extracted a tooth with the aid of an anesthetic — ether. It was the first time an anesthetic had been used to extract a tooth.

* In 1962, in an effort to desegregate the University of Mississippi , James H. Meredith, an African American, was escorted onto the campus by U.S. marshals.  This action set off a riot in which two men died before violence was quelled by more than 3,000 soldiers. Meredith enrolled the next day.

*  In 1993, a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck India’s Maharashtra state, killing nearly 10,000 people. And some 30,000 were injured. The disaster primarily affected the Latur and Osmanabad districts.

For audio, go to www.marilynscafesociety.com.

Top News was brief:  

On Tuesday, Twitter representatives announced that the microblogging site will be testing a 280-character limit for tweets, doubling its current 140-character standard.  A small selected group of tweeters are currently testing the expanded space.   The Twitter product manager, Aliza Rosen, and senior software engineer, Ikuhiro Ihara, wrote, “Although we feel confident about our data and the positive impact this change will have, we want to try it out with a small group of people before we make a decision to launch to everyone.”

I also information about the Great Shake Out event.  Remember to register and participate in the Great Shake Out earthquake drill at 10:19am on 10/19.  To register, just go to www.shakeout.org/centralus.

Kay and I handled Cafe Talk by sharing Facebook posts and by referencing her article in the Times Weekly Newspaper that addressed the topic at hand.  There she wrote about the stress that news, events and too much information can have on us and ways the experts said we should handle it.  Here’s a couple…

• Limit the time we spend on news and social media. Recalibrate settings on Facebook so political posts don’t rise to the top every 5 minutes. Stay informed, but don’t get bogged down in online arguments.

• Plan and focus on things we enjoy, whether that’s taking a walk or reading a romance novel. It may be escapism, but it gives the brain a rest.

For the full article and tips, go to thetimesweekly.com.

2nd Hour – Entertainment News and Passion for Fashion

I must admit that Entertainment Talk was a bit sketchy as I didn’t have time to watch television this week.  Nevertheless, I pulled out all stops to bring it to you.  DWTS on Monday night was dynamic.  Couples in jeopardy were Cheryl and Terrell Owens; and the Shark, Barbara & Keo.   Sadly, Barbara was voted off.  On Tuesday night, which was Latin Night and Caliente;  Debbie Gibson voted off.  Nick Lashay & Peta were in jeopardy too.

*This is Us Season 2 premiered this week and set a new high for the TV series in the key demographic, according to a new report by Nielsen overnight rating report.

*Season Premiere of SNL is tonight with Ryan Gosling as host and Jay-Z as performer. For more details, click here for audio.

The Passion for Fashion segment featured…Denim and More Denim.

Skinny jeans, ankle jeans, novelty jeans, high-waisted jeans, destructed jeans, jeans with patches and more.   Below is a few pictures.

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Photo credit:  curvatude.com

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 @ Marilyn’s Cafe Society.

Peace.

Marilyn

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MCS Radio Show Recap: Saturday, September 9th, 2017

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 producer@marilynscafesociety.com 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.

Go to www.marilynscafesociety.com for audio.

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.

For audio, click this link www.marilynscafesociety.com.

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

For second hour audio, click here.

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,

Marilyn

MCS Radio Show Recap – Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

It’s taken me a week to decide if I wanted to acknowledge what happened, let alone write about it.  So here it it…

Last week, I was told that someone’s mother and/or grandmother called me a “nigger” under her breath as she turned away from me after we had a brief (and cordial on my part) business encounter that did not end to her liking.  I didn’t hear her but judging from the shocked, horrified looks on the faces of those around, they heard her.  In fact, several of them, told me what they heard her say.  They encouraged me to call her out and were willing to go to bat for me if needed.  I believe she said it because from the start of our encounter her disposition and attitude was negative.  Again, she was at least 70 years old.

I shared this to make you aware of the vileness that still exists in people’s heart regarding people that are different from them.   As a man or woman thinketh, so is he/she.  It’s just a matter of time before their thoughts are verbalized.  No.  This was not the first circumstance in which I’ve been called names other than my birth name. Quite frankly, you wouldn’t believe some of my stories of verbal disrespect simply because I’m a woman; a woman of color; my general beliefs, perspectives are different;  or just because I am who I am.  Yes.  Some stories relate to work and business situations…customer service, sales, talk radio to be exact.  The other stories are general and in a few cases very personal.  Over the years, I’ve learned that you’ve got to be thick skinned in business as well as in life.  Just keep it moving and keep shining! Is it acceptable?  Absolutely not!  This belittling, derogatory, abusive behavior must be reported and where possible, corrected.

So, in the spirit of keeping it moving, here’s the recap of Saturday’s show…

Café Talk:  Was Joel Osteen right or wrong for the delay in opening his church to the Houston flood victims?

1st Hour– This Day In History and Top News

Brianna and I were hard at work in studio preparing the “This Day In History” segment.  Rashad was also present offering commentary during top news and Cafe Talk.

*1935 – A hurricane (dubbed the Labor Day Hurricane) hit the Florida Keys killing an estimated 350-400 people.

*1969 – The very first ATM opened for business.

*2013- 64 year old Diana Nyad made history by completing a 53 hour swim.

For audio, go to www.marilynscafesociety.com.

Top News:  Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and Rising Gas Prices

Hurricane Harvey has devastated the people in Houston, Texas and surrounding areas including storm remnants reaching Louisiana, Tennessee, and Kentucky.  Now, Hurricane Irma is approaching the Caribbean Islands and Florida.  Let’s keep her and all others in harms way in our prayers and make $10.00 donation text to Harvey at 90999 or to give more, go to American Red Cross.  As a result of Harvey’s destruction of two major fuel pipelines, the AAA is reporting an uptick in gasoline prices.

Cafe Talk was related to Top News.   For audio on the first hour click this link www.marilynscafesociety.com.

2nd Hour – Entertainment News and Passion for Fashion

Entertainment Talk included commentary on the Mayweather v. McGregor fight; the MTV Video Music Awards; Khloe Kardashians new love interest; Serena Williams gives birth and more.   Click here for audio.

I shared the “Squiggly Eyebrow” trend during the Passion for Fashion segment. Check them out below.

Photo credit:  Sheen Magazine and  Stylish Curves

Click here for audio.

Tune in next Saturday for another edition of Marilyn’s Cafe Society radio show; and remember the new OR returned showtime at 12:05pm (Noon) CDT!  Tell a friend!

Peace and Love,

Marilyn

MCS Radio Show Recap – Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Hi guys, I had a very busy yet productive week.  I felt like an octopus trying to get multiple things done at one time!

Nevertheless, I had to make time to let you know what you missed this past Saturday. Here you go…

Café Talk:  What do you like most about “Back to School” time?

1st Hour– This Day In History and Top News

Chantal Hill, the Spiritual Ballerina, was the guest co-host today and here’s a couple of highlights from the “This Day In History” segment…

*1849 – The rush for gold in California was accelerated due to a printed story in the NYC Herald.  A man by the name of James Wilson Marshall discovered gold in present day Sacramento, California.  The initial report of discovery was mostly ignored until the NYC Herald wrote about it.  People from every where headed west to find their fortune.  By December of 1849, the population in that area of California mushroomed from the 100’s to an estimated 100,000 people.

*1967 – The Beatles, “All You Need is Love” single goes #1.  The Beatles actually performed the song on the first “live” global television link, “Our World”.  It’s reported the the BBC broadcast via satellite on June 25th was viewed by some 400 million people in 25 countries.  After that groundbreaking performance, the song was tweaked and then released for sale to the masses on July 7th.  It quickly became the number 1 song in at least 10 countries and was also the slogan for the summer of 1967.

For the Top News segment, go to  www.marilynscafesociety.com.

Cafe Talk sparked interesting commentary for Brianna, Chantal, and even a call from Apostle Jonas of New Covenant Worship Center, 2423 Glenwood Drive, Joliet, Illinois.

For more audio on the first hour click this —-> www.marilynscafesociety.com.

2nd Hour – Entertainment News and Passion for Fashion

The Entertainment Talk segment included chatter about who the next Bachelor might be; Marlon Wayans new television show on NBC; World of Dance winners, the Les Twins; and more.   Click here for audio.

I talked about the “Monochromatic look for the Fall” during Passion for Fashion.  Ladies and gentlemen, don’t be afraid to wear dresses, suits, and other outfits in general of the same color.  Yes, including same color shoes and accessories.  What an awesome burst of color!!!  Check it out.

Brianna and I talked with the Spiritual Ballerina about what she’s been up to since the last time she stopped by the radio show.  She shared information about an upcoming project that she’s doing entitled “Women of the Bible”.  She called it visual art and said that it will be on display at the Joliet Area Historical Museum in October of this year. Here’s a sample of Chantal’s visual art.

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For more about the project and Chantal,  check out www.youtube.com/Spiritual Ballerina.  Also follow her on Instagram @chantal_ashante.

Well, it’s a bit brief and, again, click here for audio.

Be sure to join us next Saturday for another edition of Marilyn’s Cafe Society radio show; and remember the new OR returned showtime at 12:05pm (Noon) CDT!  Tell a friend!

Peace and Love,

Marilyn

MCS Radio Show Recap- Saturday, August 12th, 2017

Once again, as I write, I’m viewing yet another disturbing news incident that happened here in America.   It’s the Heather Heyer Memorial Service that’s broadcasting live on C-Span from the Paramount Theater, Charlottesville, Virginia. Heather’s friends, family members, and then mother and father spoke so eloquently about her.  The common message was how Heather spoke up for those who couldn’t or wouldn’t speak out for themselves.  She fought for the rights of others and they want that to be her legacy.  Also,  a Joliet native, Rev., Dr. Alvin Edwards is the Eulogist.  The overall message:  Like, Heather, make your living or life purposeful.

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Heather Heyer memorial tribute.  Photo credit:  USA Today.

I may or may not address this American tragedy on the next show so join the discussion at 12:05 pm CDT.  Yes, we’ve returned to our old start time.  Meanwhile, here’s what you missed during Saturday’s radio show…

Café Talk:  Do you think that you can find LOVE in 2 months?

1st Hour– This Day In History and Top News

Terrie Simmons, Director for the Women’s Business Development Center-Aurora was the guest co-host today and here’s a couple of highlights from the “This Day In History” segment…

*.1865 – Disinfectant was used for the first time during surgery by Joseph Lister. Acknowledged as the “Father of Antiseptic Surgery”, Joseph Lister’s contributions paved the way to safer medical procedures. His introduction of the antiseptic process dramatically decreased deaths from childbirth and surgery and changed the way the medical industry looked at sanitation and proper hygiene.

*1939 – “The Wizard of Oz” premiered in Oconomowoc, WI. Judy Garland became famous for the movie’s song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” The movie premiered in Hollywood on August 15th.   AND, the signature song, “Over The Rainbow,” earned an Oscar for Best Song at the 1940 Academy Awards.  It also quickly became an indispensable standard in the American Songbook, later being acknowledged as the #1 song on the “Songs of the Century” list compiled in 2001 by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts.

*1981 – IBM unveiled its first PC.  Yes, IBM introduced the 5150 personal computer.  Before 1980, IBM made only mini and mainframe computers.   Executives toyed around with the idea of micro-computers for a short time and decided to get serious. It developed the 5150 in less than a year at its Boca Raton, Florida, facility – using existing off-the-shelf components. IBM selected Intel’s 8-to-16-bit 8088 processor.

Top News segment.  I reported on the news that—

North Korea has started holding evacuation drills as its war of words with the US continues to escalate, according to a North Korean newspaper.  It said that the recent evacuation drill dealt with a “ballistic rocket threat” from someone in Hawaii in response to President Donald Trump’s vows that the US would “not rule out a war”.  Of course, we know that tensions have heightened since President Trump warned North Korea that they would face“fire and fury” if they continued to threaten the US, prompting the regime to reveal it is considering missile strikes on the US pacific island of Guam, home to Andersen Air Force Base.

And on a lighter note, I shared that Saturday,  the 88th annual Bud Billiken Parade kicked off at 10am featuring Chance the Rapper as the Grand Marshall.  This year’s theme?  Honoring Hometown heroes.   The parade participants march down MLK Jr. Drive beginning at Oakwood Blvd. and dispursing at Elsworth Drive.  Most are now enjoying the after the parade festivities in Washington Park that includes book bag giveaways and other events.   The Bud Billiken Parade is the oldest and longest African-american parade in the nation.

Apostle Jonas Jones joined us for Cafe Talk and share excellent commentary and points.  He also shared details about the upcoming school book bag give away at New Covenant Worship Center, 2423 Glenwood Drive, Joliet, Illinois.  It begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August `19th, 2017.  First come.  First served.

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Check out the first hour audio here at www.marilynscafesociety.com.

2nd Hour – Entertainment News and Passion for Fashion

Apostle Jonas stayed with us to chime in on the Entertainment Talk segment and specifically the last episode of the Bachelorette.  And, Rashad helped round out this segment.  Click here for more.

During Passion for Fashion, the topic was “Fall Fashion Must Haves”.  As we do the “back-to-school” shopping, you can’t help but drift over to the women’s or men’s department to see what new for the fall right.  Well, here’s a few fashion items that I’ve noticed.

*The A-line plaid skirt.   Ladies, you’re thinking, plaid skirt?  That’s for school girls.

But not anymore!  Simply add your favorite blouse or sweater and a pair of buckle pumps and you’re ready for a casual funday Friday at work or a lunch date with the girls.

*Anything preppy looking.  That’s right from loafers to fitted blazers to even western-styled button up shirts will do!  Mix and match and get your prep look on!

*And lastly, the great es-Cape!  Yes, I said Cape!  Capes are in fashion this fall and they come in different prints, patterns, and fabric.  It can be worn over a classic shirt dress or jeans with your favorite top.  Accessorize with a quirky pair of glasses or magnifying glass and you’ll look like the perfect detective (especially if the cape is plaid).

 

So ladies and gentlemen, some of this applies to you, feel free to throw in these pieces for yourself as you shop for the children’s school attire in the coming weeks.

Before I closed the show, I talked to Terrie Simmons about the latest happenings for the Women’s Business Development Center-Aurora.  She shared that they currently have two great programs that entrepreneurs or aspiring entrepreneurs can take advantage.  The “Dream Builder Online” self-guided program and the “Develop Your Childcare Business” training program.  Both already started, however, there may still be space available.  Also, the Dreambuilder training is self-guided so you can start anytime.  Checkout www.wbdc.org for more information  That’s a wrap.  Again click here for audio.

Be sure to join us next Saturday for another edition of Marilyn’s Cafe Society radio show; and remember the new OR returned showtime at 12:05pm (Noon) CDT!  Tell a friend!

Peace and Love,

Marilyn

MCS Radio Show Recap – Saturday, August 5th, 2017

As I write this blog, I’m listening to a news report about the North Korea and United States “war of words”.  Could we be on the brink of war with this tiny country?  Would it be fair to do so?  Here’s the scoop–North Korea is now threatening to shoot missiles at the U.S. Guam territory and calling President Trump’s response to their aggressive acts “a load of nonsense”.  Trump’s paraphrased response…maybe my “fire and fury” statement wasn’t tough enough”.   Listen, we will definitely talk about this on the next show so stay tuned.

In the meantime, let’s get to what you missed during Saturday’s radio show…

Café Talk:  What does or has the Affirmative Action Program mean/meant to you?

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1st Hour– This Day In History and Top News

Here’s a couple of highlights from the “This Day In History” segment…

*In 1833, Chicago was incorporated as a village or town with a population of about 200 people.

*1924: Little Orphan Annie the Comic strip was created.

*1975:  Stevie Wonder signs a $13M contract with Motown.

Yes, North Korea was the lead for the Top News segment.  However, the story focus was on the potential food shortage that the tiny country may be experiencing.  And, the big moral question is should the rest of the world help them?  Should politics affect humanitarian aid to the masses of North Korea?  Another story that was talked about was the Amazon hiring event that happened in the Chicago suburbs and how thousands showed up to get a job!  Many were turned back and referred to www.amazon.force.com to apply.  I also shared that Macy’s is hiring.  Go to www.macysjobs.com.    Lastly, we talked about the announcement from Attorney General Jeff Sessions that the Justice Department will seek to curb affirmative action in a university admissions case.  This story took us straight to Cafe Talk.  Go to www.marilynscafesociety.com for audio.

Among a couple of other stories, Briana shared this news story that was trending on social media https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/business/wp/2017/08/04/martin-shkreli-jury-enters-fifth-day-of-deliberations/?utm_term=.d73934375498.

2nd Hour – Entertainment News and Passion for Fashion

The Entertainment Talk segment included banter about the latest episode of the Bachelorette dubbed, “The Men are Talking”; and Sesame Street gets a new neighbor.  Click here for more.

During the Passion for Fashion segment, Brianna and I shared different ways to wear a leather skirt in the summer.  Here’s a look at some.

Go here for audio.

Be sure to tune in next Saturday for another edition of Marilyn’s Cafe Society radio show; and tell a friend!

Peace and Love,

Marilyn

MCS Radio Show Recap – Saturday, July 29th, 2017

It’s been a busy week for me.  Meetings.  Appointments.  Interviews.  Play dates.  The list goes on and on.   How are you doing so far this week?    I hope its productive.

Well, let’s cut to the chase and get to what happened during Saturday’s radio show…

Café Talk:  If there was one thing that you could change about the Girls Talk movie, what would it be?

1st Hour– This Day In History and Top News

“This Day In History” included…

*A noteworthy mention of Friday, July 28th’s Google Doodle on the search engine’s homepage–the 100th Anniversary of the Silent Parade.   One-hundred years ago today, nearly 10,000 African Americans walked in complete silence down New York City’s Fifth Avenue in protest against lynching and racial violence in the years after slavery was abolished.  The march was organized by the NAACP.  To learn more about the Parade and the events that led up to it, check out Google’s interactive collaboration with the Equal Justice initiative.

*1932 : World War I Vets who are starving like many others due to the great depression march on Washington demanding that the bonus payment they are due to receive in 1945 is paid out early. Legislators refuse their requests so 20,000 vets set up camp in Washington trying to put further pressure on the government;

*1958 : NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) is created by the National Aeronautics and Space Act to make sure America will win the space race;

*1981 His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales weds Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul’s Cathedral, London

*1983 “Friday Night Videos” premieres on NBC TV.

The Top News segment included the news about U.S. Senator McCain unexpected opposition of the Obamacare repeal measure; and, the Illinois public school saga…Day 3 of the special session that Governor Rauner called ended without a plan to overhaul how Illinois funds public schools.  Will all of Illinois school districts start on time?  Stay tuned.

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Heidi Stevens, a columnist for the Chicago Tribune, joined me for Cafe Talk. She wrote about the one thing in the movie that slightly rubbed her the wrong way.  She shared that she thought the treatment of the character, Simone, who is mistress to the main character’s husband, was a bit rough and dehumanizing.  Brianna who was in studio, chimed in with the notion that Simone asked for the mistreatment with her disrespectful behavior towards the wife.  I shared that the one thing that I would change is the overuse of the “f”  and “mf” bombs.  Some chimed in via social media as well.  Go to www.marilynscafesociety.com for audio.

The “What’s trending on social media” segment was moved to the second hour due to the tremendous response to and discussion about Cafe Talk.

2nd Hour – Entertainment News and Passion for Fashion

Entertainment Talk segment was packed starting with the latest episode of Bachelorette.  Rachel Lindsay took the three remaining guys to meet her family.

Katy Perry is set to host the MTV VMAs.  MTV announced this on Thursday.  The awards show is set for August 27th at the Forum in Inglewood Calif.  Katy is nominated in 5 categories.  Click here for more.

Brianna presented the Passion for Fashion segment that was all about National Lipstick Day.
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Click here for more.

 

No Soulbalm Says this week.

Tune in next Saturday for another edition of Marilyn’s Cafe Society radio show.

Peace and Love,

Marilyn

MCS Radio Show Update – Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Hey there!  Today, for the most part, was a good day!  I experienced an unplanned adventure.  Actually, I cannot believe that I did what the “stereotypical ” man does when he believes that he knows how to get to a destination only to discover that he isn’t quite sure where he is going–especially in this day and age of GPS and Google Maps/Directions.  carmap

I left home in plenty of time, yet somehow still managed to arrive 20-25 minutes late!lostwomanincar

All the back and forth that I did on the roads, I felt that I could have made a cross country road trip!usamap

And, again, like the “stereotypical” man, it didn’t occur to me to just Google the directions or call the contact for help!  Well, anyway, I finally got there and yhen the total opposite happened!   At some point during the presentation, the speaker/trainer moved me to tears.  There I was–just like a woman or baby–crying.  Maybe I’ll share more at a later date.

Right now let’s get to what happened during Saturday’s radio show…

Café Talk:  What age do you plan to retire OR did you retire?

1st Hour– This Day In History and Top News

“This Day In History” highlights included…

*Waterbury, Connecticut and Troy, New York breaking their state records with sweltering temperatures of 105 and 108 degrees respectively in 1926;

*In 1933, Wiley Post completed his first solo flight around the world.  It took him 7 days, 18 hours, and 45 minutes;

*Rev. Sun Myung Moon performed the biggest mass wedding of 2,200 couples in New York City in 1982;

*In 1994, a U.S. federal judge ordered The Citadel, a state financed military college in Charleston, S.C. to open its doors to women.

*Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a son, George Alexander Louis, who is now third in line to the British throne.

During Top News, I reported and commented on the travel ban on Americans traveling to North Korea; Illinois State Governor Bruce Rauner’s vow to call a special session if Democrats don’t meet his education funding bill deadline; and Amazon’s biggest money maker, it’s cloud computing business.

Rashad sat in with me and helped tackle Café Talk.  According to the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more Americans now work past the traditional retirement age.  Again, the big question… at what age do you plan to retire?  We both chimed in indicating that as long as we’re able to do the work that we love, we may not ever officially “retire”.  Facebookers also chimed in stating the ages of 55, 65, and even agreeing with me and Rashad.

Rashad reported on what was trending on Social Media…

*Actor, John Hurd died.

*Brandon Graze won the British open.

*According to the U. S. Center for Disease Control, it’s not safe to consume papayas right now due to salmonella findings.

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2nd Hour – Entertainment News and Passion for Fashion

Bachelorette update:  Rachel sent Dean home after hometown visits.  I shared that I thought she made a mistake.  She should have sent Bryan home.  Anyway, next week’s episode will show the final three, Bryan, Eric, and Peter meeting and spending time with her family and friends.  Rashad reported on the R. Kelly allegations.  We all know that the horrific crimes of human trafficking and sex slaves are real in the United States.  Prayerfully, there is absolutely no truth to this.  He briefly talked about the passing of Chester Benington, lead singer of Linkin Park.  And I reported on the Big3 League convening at the United Center in Chicago.

The topic of Passion for Fashion–  “Different Ways to Wear a Crop Top”.

*Sport your crop top with a pair of light weight jeans or pedal pushers (aka capris) for everyday wear.

*Go for the longline sports bra which looks like a crop top, paired with leggings or workout bottoms while working out or exploring the great outdoors.

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Julia Alexander of TAJH Productions and local community channel JCTV stopped by to share information about her upcoming fundraiser event, Heaven Can Dance 2, The Performance.  Dancers from St. Paul’s  and St. John’s Baptist Church will perform and the Spiritual Ballerina is returning to the area for a special performance.  More information can be found at www.marilynscafesociety.com .

No Soulbalm Says this week.

Continue to have a wonderful week and be sure to tune in Saturday for another edition of Marilyn’s Cafe Society radio show.

Peace,

Marilyn

MCS Radio Show Recap – Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Listen you all, it’s the middle of summer and I’m suddenly thinking about Christmas!

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Aahh, yes, those who’ve been with me for awhile know why!!  We are gearing up for the annual Christmas Celebration broadcast in December.   If you are a business or in charge of sponsorship and advertising dollars for a business, just reach out.  It’s an awesome opportunity to let listeners and others know about your business, product, service, etc.  Also, if you sing or manage a singer, the Christmas Celebration broadcast offers great exposure for your talent and music.  Send your contact information and other materials to marilynscafesociety@yahoo.com or producer@marilynscafesociety.com.  You will be glad you did!!

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?

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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.

Peace,

Marilyn