Category Archives: Podcasts

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Show Topics: Friday, May 10, 2013

Friday, May 10, 2013

1. Ariel Castro, DNA confirms he fathered the 6 year old girl rescued with her mother this week.  A Bangladesh woman was recovered alive this morning from last month’s building collapse after being trapped for 17 days.  Construction workers bolted the spire into place atop One World Trade Center this morning to a height of 1,776 feet.  It is now the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.  63-year-old woman was fatally mauled yesterday by a pack of pit bulls in a town outside Palmdale, CA.  $25,000 reward for information leading to the capture of the dogs.  Texting while driving surpasses drinking and driving as the leading cause of death among teens.

2. Dr. Michael Hansen, Senior Scientist speaking to the June issue of Consumer Reports and their investigation into ground turkey.  90% of the 257 samples had one or more of the five bacteria for which they tested.

3. Greta Blackburn Editor, Ms. Fitness, how 100 is the new 50. &

4. Snapchat photos don’t necessarily disappear, CO first state to regulate and tax sales of recreational marijuana, American Heart Association says owning a pet may help to decrease heart disease, lower levels of obesity, blood pressure and cholesterol.

Show Topics: Thursday, May 9, 2013

Thursday, May 9, 2013
1. Cleveland man accused of abduction, Ariel Castro was arraigned this morning on $8 million bail. Good Samaritan Charles Ramsey is a convicted felon. Jodi Arias jury to begin the aggravation phase to decide life or death. Boston Bomber suspect’s body laid to rest in an undisclosed location. After 17 years the cicadas are due to emerge. 

2. Reed Berry discusses distracted driving from the and

3. San Francisco surrenders in fight over cell phone warnings. FCC considers a reassessment of safe radiation exposure limits that are 17 years old! 

4. John White of the Sylvia White Gallery discusses a performance artist event Friday, May 10 @ 8pm. The public is invited to the 5x5x5(x5) event.

Show Topics: Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
1. Cleveland women abduction, latest rescue news.  Maria’s musings on motherhood.  Ventura County Supervisors unanimously voted an ordinance yesterday that takes effect immediately requiring actors in pornographic movies to wear condoms.  Former So. Carolina Governor, Mark Sanford, wins the special election for the open US House seat yesterday.  100 Most Trusted People in America – list is topped by Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock.  Founding music director and conductor emeritus of the New West Symphony, Boris Brott conducts a concert for Pope Francis tonight at the Vatican. 

2. Medical Correspondent & attorney, Dr. Michael Applebaum visits with Maria about lapband procedures and other weight loss gimmicks. and  

3. Boys & Girls Club, Youth of the Year winner Jaclyn Lee, created “This Teen Life”

4. Casa Pacifica Kristin Palos promotes June 2nd Wine & Food Festival.

Show Topics: Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
1. 3 Ohio women recovered last night after 10 years in captivity, 3 men/brothers arrested in their disappearances.  Limo fire under heavy investigation by various agencies.  Head of the Air Force anti-sexual assault unit was arrested on Sunday and charged with sexual battery.  Offers pour into funeral home director to bury the body of the Boston bombing suspect but all officials say no.  New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s office announced this morning that he had lap band surgery in February. 

2. Dr. Kevin J. McGowan, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology speaks about the savage mating rights of domestic ducks.  On line course available at

3. Ms. Marina Cantacuzino speaking from the UK about the power of forgiveness.

Show Topics: Monday, May 6, 2013

Monday, May 6, 2013
1. Maria’s musings.  Accused Boston bomber’s body is claimed and prepared for burial.  Juries are deliberating today on both the Jodi Arias and Dr. Gosnell trials.  Senate is to vote on internet sales tax.  Bride-to-be perishes in a limo fire on Saturday.  Sucking on your child’s pacifier to clean it appears to diminish allergies and eczema. 

2. Bill Nash, spokesperson for the Ventura County Fire Department about the Springs Fire.  80% contained.  

3. Jim McGee, CEO, Central Coast, American Red Cross shares their involvement with the Springs Fire.

4. Peter Sokolowski, Word of the Month Correspondent, lexicographer at visits with us about the most searched for words in the past month.