MCS Radio Show Recap- Saturday, October 7th, 2017

Hello friends.  What’s happening?  Are you exuding the attribute of zeal? Awaken your senses!  Become excited about your life!  Allow yourself to experience Joy!!   Share on this post or find me on social media and let me know how you’re doing.  

This Saturday’s show was another short one and I flew solo.  Here’s the recap…

Cafe Talk:  What have you eaten in the last 24 hours that you know wasn’t healthy for you?

On this day in history…

* 1913: Henry Ford’s entire Highland Park automobile factory was run on a continuously moving assembly line for the first time.  Prior to this, automobiles were produced at a rate of only a few a day.  The new moving assembly line improved production from 12 1/2 hours to just 2 hours and 40 minutes (and ultimately 1 hour and 33 minutes) boosting annual output to well over 200,000 units a year. 

* 1968:  The United States movie industry adopted a film ratings system for the first time:  G (for general audiences), M (for mature audiences), R (no one under 16 admitted without an adult), and X (no one under 16 admitted). 

Since the late 1990s, the Motion Picture Assn America film ratings have been as follows:[3]

Rating symbol Meaning
G – General Audiences

All ages admitted. Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.

PG – Parental Guidance Suggested

Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give “parental guidance”. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.

PG-13 – Parents Strongly Cautioned

Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.

R – Restricted

Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.

NC-17 – Adults Only

No One 17 and Under Admitted. Clearly adult. Children are not admitted.

Other labels

If a film has not been submitted for a rating or is an uncut version of a film that was submitted, the labels Not Rated (NR) or Unrated (UR) are often used.

If a film has not yet been assigned a final rating, the label This Film Is Not Yet Rated is used in trailers and television commercials.

* 1985:  A mudslide in Ponce, Puerto Rico, killed an estimated 500 people in the island’s worst disaster of the 20th century.  Update, the current Governor of Puerto Rico is calling the devastation of Maria, the island’s worst disaster in modern times.

Top News…

*Update on Los Vegas Nevada’s (Mandalay Resort and Casino) shooting on Sunday night at the Country Music Concert.  58 dead,k 530 wounded.  On record as the United States worst mass shooting.  Apparently the shooter booked an hotel room in Chicago overlooking Grant Park during the Lollapalooza Weekend.  

*Also, another hurricane (Nate) is expected to hit the U.S. Gulf Coast.

I kept Café Talk light to get our minds off the devastation.  Some Facebookers and a few callers chimed in sharing chocolate, candy, etc. 

We didn’t have time for Entertainment Talk this week.

However, before signing off, I reminded everyone about the upcoming 10th Annual Christmas Celebration broadcast on Saturday, December 2, 2017.  You’ll meet one of the singers next week so be sure to tune in.

Finally, congratulations to Jacqueline L. of Joliet.  She was the winner of the first of the 12 Saturdays til Christmas Gift bag give away.  Again, tune in next Saturday for your chance to win.  The audio for this broadcast will be posted as soon as possible.

Peace,

Marilyn

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MCS Radio Show Recap – Saturday, September 23, 2017

Hello.  It’s high school football season so expect some preempted or shorter shows during the next few weeks.  This was one of the show’s that was short.  

Comedian, Rashad Clarke joined me for this one (1)  hour show.

On this day in history…

* 1934: The Detroit Lions plays its first NFL game the team was formerly called the Spartans and was located in Ohio. 

* 1952:  Rocky Marciano knocked out world heavyweight champion Jersey Joe Walcott. 

Rashad shared that the KO happened in the 13th round.  And Rocky went on to be the only heavyweight champion in boxing history to retire without a defeat or draw as a professional boxer. 

 Top News was very brief…

*Natural Disasters happening around the world, earthquakes in Mexico and the 3.6 magnitude quake that hit California; tropical storms and hurricane Harvey, Irma, Jose, Katia, Lee (fissiled out), and now Maria in the Atlantic (Caribbean Islands), Gulf Coast, and Eastern Coast of the US..  Prayers out  to all those affected.

Café Talk:  What’s your favorite sport? 

I shared that my favorite sport was Football!!!  I know.  Some of you no better and are probably scratching your head right now.  And, you should be!!!  Rashad reminded me and everyone listening that my favorite sport is actually Basketball!!!  You see, he and I had been talking about Football prior to the show and so, Football was on my brain.  LoL (Laughing out Loud)   Anyway, I’m excited about the NBA season starting in the 2nd week of October.

I talked about Sylvia Fowles being named the WNBA’s 2017 MVP.  She received 35 of a possible 40 first-place votes, finishing ahead of New York’s Tina Charles (three first-place votes) and Los Angeles’ Candace Parker (two). She is also the second Lynx player to win the award, following Maya Moore (2014). 

It’s been reported that the Lynx center has had her nose broken once, had it bloodied a handful more times. Along with being elbowed, pushed and shoved seemingly more than anyone else in the league.  So this makes this MVP win all the more sweeter.  If the name sounds familiar, yes, she played with the Chicago Sky for 7 seasons before being traded to Minnesota.  

The WNBA finals will start tomorrow.  It’s the LA Sparks vs. Minnesota Lynx in Minnesota.  Sunday at Sunday, Sept. 24th at 2:30pm CDT on ABC.

Rashad shared that Football is indeed his favorite sport.  His favorite team is the Chicago Bears.  He and his comedy colleague, Brandon Andresen, talked about the Bears, the Colin Kapernick situation, and Fantasy Football.

Entertainment Talk was also brief…

*DWTS premiered Monday and will be back on next Monday and Tuesday with an elimination each night.

 * The Voice,” which has won three Emmys for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program, returns with the strongest vocalists from across the country invited to compete in the blockbuster vocal competition show’s new season.

Superstar singer, songwriter, actress and pop-culture icon Miley Cyrus returns as a coach this season with Oscar, Grammy, Golden Globe-winning recording artist and Broadway star Jennifer Hudson taking a red chair alongside the show’s returning coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton and host Carson Daly.  Premieres Monday, Sept. 25th on NBC at 8/7c.

Before signing off, Rashad let everyone know that he’ll be performing Saturday, October 7th, 2017, 8 pm at 12 Handles in Crest Hill, Illinois.  Show up and support.  This is not a free event.

Be sure to tune in next Saturday for another edition of Marilyn’s Cafe Society Radio Show.  The audio for this broadcast will be posted in next day or two.

Peace,

Marilyn

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 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 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.

Visit www.marilynscafesociety.com for some audio clips.

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.

Click here for more.

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, June 17th, 2017

Still playing catch up on this blogsite!  This show aired Father’s Day weekend.  I hope all the Fathers had a wonderful day; and that everyone enjoyed their father or father figure.Happy-Fathers-Day-Images-Download

Checkout what you missed…

Cafe Talk:  What is your top 3 list of special memories with your father or father figure?

1st Hour- This Day in History and Top News:

I wasn’t feeling my best so Soul and Brianna primarily handled the “this day in history” segment and others.  Here’s what was shared…

The Statue of Liberty was delivered to the U. S. on this day in 1885.

The first Kidney Transplant happened in Chicago, Illinois on 1950 on this day.

In tribute to the fathers and Black Music History month, I featured James Brown, the God Father of Soul’s hit song, Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag”.  Take a listen here.

In Top News, they reported on the news story about the little boy that was left on the beach in Chicago and the interesting story about “Backup Life on Earth”.   Soul and Brianna challenged fathers to stepped up and be involved in their children’s lives in a positive way.  She also talked about men who have numerous children by different women.  During the “Backup Life on Earth” talk, they chatted about living life in space and on Mars.

Cafe Talk pretty much closed out the hour.  We all shared our own top personal memories that we have of our fathers.  Brianna shared that her father has passed on but she has many memories of him.  Soul talked about her special memories; and I shared how I love my father’s choice of music, Jazz and how he played it all the time while we were growing up and continues to do so to this day.  Rashad, who joined me again in the studio, shared that his grandparents raised him.

2nd Hour – Entertainment News

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We chatted more about the NBA Finals and sent congratulations out to the Golden State Warriors and Kevin Durant who was named MVP.  What a game!!!  We also speculated on the reason why Rachel Lindsay, the Bachelorette, would be there!  Brianna highlighted all the NBA dads and we noted that George Clooney has recently become a father!  Brianna also announced Hollywood’s hottest dads which included Ryan Gosling, Kanye West, and more!  Here’s the link.

Passion for Fashion was all about Men’s Summer Must Haves that includes the classic polo shirt, fly casual sneakers, and a gold or silver message bracelet.  Go to essence.com, June issue for visuals.  Soul shared the best movies to checkout for Father’s Day and noted that the Floyd Mayweather tickets are hot items to get for Father’s Day too.

Before wrapping up the show, Brianna shared what’s trending on social media.  And then we enjoyed another Soulbalm Says.  I shared a thought-provoking quote from Dr. Martin L. King Jr.,  “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools”.

Find me on Twitter @marilynscafesoc and remember to tune in next Saturday for another edition of Marilyn’s Cafe Society Radio Show.  And be sure to visit www.marilynscafesociety.com.

Peace.

MCS Radio Show Recap – Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

Hi and Happy Wednesday!  I hope that you’re having a wonderful week so far!  Before you know it the weekend will be here; and for those in the Chicagoland area I hear it’s going to be a scorcher with temps in the 90s.

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So, as I update the blog, I’m also watching the NBA finals, game 3.  Cleveland has home court advantage and unlike the previous games, this one is close!  Be sure to tune into the radio on Saturday for my commentary on this series!!

Okay.  If you missed this past Saturday’s show, here’s what you missed…

Cafe Talk:  What was the craziest, most jaw dropping thing that your child ever said or done?

1st Hour – This Day in History and Top News:

Soul, Brianna, and I each shared an interesting “this day in history” fact.  Listeners learned about the 1943 Zoot Suit riots that kicked off after a group of sailors reported being attacked by a group of Mexican Americans; the first American space walk by Gemini IV Astronaut, Ed White which lasted 23 minutes; and the Democratic party nomination of then, U.S. Senator, Barack Obama in 2008 on the last day of the party’s primary season.   Regrettably, we don’t have audio of this broadcast due to a technical snafu.  If it’s retrieved from the archives soon, we’ll get it posted to the website.

During Top News, we updated listeners on the latest news about the terrorist attack at the Arianna Grande concert in Manchester England where 22 people were killed. Another big story hitting the headlines was the Kathy Griffin debacle.  We chimed in and all agreed that she crossed the comedic line when she posted a picture of herself holding a picture of a beheaded Donald Trump who happens to be President of the United States of America.  Do we believe that she will bounce back after losing her New Year’s Eve gig with CNN, some endorsements, and comedy bookings?? Absolutely! Speaking of Donald Trump.  What was going on with him when he posted a tweet on Twitter referencing “…negative press covfefe…”?  Covfefe???  Is this a new word that will be added to Webster’s dictionary at the end of the year?  I personally believe that he or his social media person meant to say “coverage” but by the time they noticed the typo the number of retweets were so high that they just went with it!  Anyway, we had a good time speculating what a covfefe could be or what it means and how to pronounce it!  Does fries come with that covfefe?  Or  may I have coffee or tea with an order of covfefe?  Or, meet my new pet, Covfefe!  Ok, you get the picture.  Lastly, we talked about another business report that predicts that the future of brick and mortar retail stores doesn’t look good. Apparently, every year, the number of online shoppers increase.  I was the only person in-studio  who still prefers and enjoys going into the stores and malls to shop.

Cafe Talk closed out the hour.  We each shared our own personal responses and shared some responses from social media and the callers.

2nd Hour – Entertainment News

I shared highlights from the Billboard Awards that aired a couple of Sundays ago. Hosts Ludacris and Vanessa Hudgens did a pretty good job.  Loved the performance by John Legend and Florida Georgia Line.  Congratulations to Cher on receiving the Billboard Icon Award and congratulation to Drake for now holding the BBMA record with 13 awards.  Adele previously held it with 12 awards.  We briefly chatted about the winner of DWTS, Rashad Jennings, and how close Normani Kordei and David Ross got to winning.    I got into a little more pop culture by reporting how I actually watched weeks 1 and 2 of the Bachelorette.  Much like Rachel Lindsay, the Bachelorette, I was very entertained.   As I watched, I thought about the song called, “It’s Raining Men, Hallelujah!”  Here’s the link to the song recorded by the Weather Girls. https://dailymotion.com/video/x1hvge

I’m going to try my best to stay with the Bachelorette until the end.  Before closing the segment, Brianna and Soul talked about Game 1 of the NBA Finals and how Rihanna (who is a Cavaliers fan) made headlines by allegedly having a non-verbal run-in with Kevin Durant of the Warriors.  This discussion opened the door for me to verbally express that I’m torn this year between the East Coast and West Coast teams–mainly because Kevin Durant has become a Golden State Warrior.  I really want to see him get a ring!  Under normal circumstances, I always root for the East Coast Conference champions.  By the way, this Game 3 is a doozie!  Right now its 4th quarter and Cleveland is leading by 6 pts.

Brianna presented Passion for Fashion.  It was all about the history of the bikini or 2 piece.   Here’s a few samples…

 

I joked that in about six months I will post a picture from a beach somewhere wearing one.  Which style do you think I should rock?  Comment here.

Before closing the show, we chatted about the other comedian/political pundit “situation” that made news and was currently trending on social media during the broadcast.  Yes, Bill Maher!  He dropped the “N” word while talking to a senator from Nebraska during his Real Talk with Bill Maher television show that airs on HBO.  Here you go.  https://youtu.be/BZCFYD3Vs4I  Take a listen.  He issued an apology.  Some want him fired and others excuse him.  What to you think?

Oh goodness.  That’s it.  Soul closed the show with a beautiful Soulbalm Says.  Again, regrettably, we don’t have audio at this time so you’ll just have to take my word.  Or go to souliciouswe.wordpress.com.  She may have it posted there.

Remember to tune in this coming Saturday for another edition of Marilyn’s Cafe Society Radio Show.  And visit www.marilynscafesociety.com.  Peace.

 

 

MCS Radio Show – Saturday, May 20th, 2017

Hello and Happy Armed Forces Day!!!  I hope that you remembered to show love to those in the United States Armed Forces.

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Well, did you have a good day?  I did.  I think.  You know, I’ve been feeling a bit lost lately.  Oddly, being in the radio studio helps me pull myself together to some degree.  I always enjoy presenting an interesting and compelling show to you with Soul’s, and now, Brianna’s help.  Today’s show was another good one.  Check it out!

Cafe Talk:  In the high tech world/society, do you believe that young people need to be informed and older people reminded, about the rules of dating?  Or, on how to be in a relationship in general?

1st Hour – This Day in History and Top News

So, because I’ve gotten lots of positive feedback on the expanded version of “This Day in History”, I decided to present the expanded version of the segment again this week. For example, on this day in 1927 Charles Lindbergh made history by flying across the Atlantic ocean.  We all remember the significance of this.  Right?  However, did you know that his mother was a High School Chemistry teacher who opted to go to work that day!  But wait!  There’s more!  Take a listen here.

In Top News, I reported on the potential of President Barack Obama’s birthday, August 4th, becoming a “Honorary” state holiday; A T & T union workers who are on strike due to contract disagreements; and shared an update on the tragic story of Semaj Crosby.  Click here for more details.

During Cafe Talk, Soul, Brianna, and I, shared our perspectives and offered some reminders as well as what may be considered “new” information to young people about dating and being in a relationship.  For example, write letters to each other; when dating go to your love interest home to pick her/him up (with flowers in hand) rather than just meeting somewhere; and leave the tech gadgets alone while in his or her presence.  We all agreed that taking time to truly learn to enjoy each other’s company and being fully present is key.  Wait.  You have thoughts on this too?  Good. Chime-in in comments section.

2nd Hour –  Entertainment News

Were you aware that Simone Biles was voted off Dancing With the Stars?  Yes!  She was.  Everyone was shocked.  We talked about it during Entertainment Talk.  Also, American Idol producers recently announced that Katy Perry will be sitting at the Judge’s table; the Platinum selling R&B/Hip Hop singing group, Escape is reuniting in a special way; and many of your favorite television shows will be returning next season. For the audio, visit https://www.marilynscafesociety.com/mcs_radio_show.

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Marilyn and Soul dressed in styles reflecting today’s Passion for Fashion segment.

Today’s Passion for Fashion segment, again, reflected what’s hot for this spring/summer 2017.  The Power of the Flower trend is carrying over from last Fall. Flowers here.  Flowers there.  Flowers everywhere— Even in this beautiful floral print dress that Soul is modeling in the above picture.  Also, bright, bold colors like fuchsia, yellows, rich blues, neons, and others will dominate this season!  I’m modeling a beautiful blue athleisure/jogging suit which by the way is back as a fashion trend this spring too.  Go here for more audio.

Before signing off today, we chatted a bit about the upcoming Bachelorette TV Show that will be premiering Monday night on ABC 7.  Despite not being big fans of the Bachelor or Bachelorette television franchises, we all agreed that “I” should be the one to tune in to see the very first African-American Bachelorette, Rachel Lindsay, attempt to find love via a television show and report back next Saturday with my comments. We’ll see if that happens.  Also, at the risk of appearing stereotypical or playing into a stereotype, I shared some fascinating facts about the vegetable called Watermelon. Yes, I said vegetable!

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Lastly, Soulbalm Says closed the show with a beautiful poem.  You’ve got to take a listen.  Here’s the audio.

Well, have a super week.  Remember to follow me on Twitter at @marilynscafesoc and Marilyn’s Cafe Society on Facebook.  You can find Soul on Twitter @SoulbalmSays and souliciouswewordpresscom.wordpress.com.

Peace,

Marilyn