Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Show Notes - 30 March 2010

On the program tonight we announced the very sad news that the hit FOX Television series, 24, will not return to TV after the current season (Day 8). It was stated that the creators wanted to end the series on a high and we are left wondering what the hell they mean. 24 was never at a low so after a mere eight seasons, they are stopping? Why? In any event, they are also reporting that we should see 24 on the big screen. That would certainly be a treat.

Also on the program, our very good friend, Kay Stout. Kay came by and served another dish of career advice. This time on the menu; cleavage, flip-flops and paychecks. Kay told us that too often, people (especially women) are not dressing the part to get the position they seek. She recently screened a woman who, on paper, was perfect for the job she sought. However, she dressed much differently and did not give the best first impression that she needed to. Kay suggests that one should find a good resource to read on getting hired or visit her website (below). She also suggests a little "hands on" investigative work on the company that you seek such like: watch the people leaving the company at the end of the day to see how they are dressed and follow accordingly.

Kay fielded some calls and her virtual door is always open at her website. Look for her future visits here on the show.


Sunday, March 28, 2010

Show Notes - 28 March 2010

Tonight on the program, we discussed several key topics and one of which was texting while driving. During this topic, we spoke with Clive Thompson, author/blogger who wrote an article in WIRED Magazine entitled, "I'd Rather Be Texting". Clive's opinion is that the problem is not so much the person texting and driving; perhaps since texting has become such an integral part of life, the problem is that we need better public transit. Interesting concept - building up transit, creating jobs, building AMERICA! We like it. Links to Clive's blog and his article are below.

Later we made a call to arms for people to call in and discuss what they have issues with as far as Health Care, Government and more. One of the points we made was the Tea Party Movement (see website listed below). The Tea Party Movement is a grassroots organization of individuals who are standing shoulder to shoulder for America to be restored to it's core beliefs as set forth by the founding fathers. They have some interesting views about getting more independent thinkers who believe in these values into the operating government; especially during the up and coming 2010 mid-term elections.

Other topics briefed were Obama's 15 appointments he is making while the Senate is in recess. That sounds a lot like law breaking to us.

Clive Thompson's Blog
"I'd Rather Be Texting" Article by Clive Thompson
Tea Party Patriots

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Show Notes - 03/23/2010

Tonight we spoke about the video cruising the internet of the 67 year old vet who was harrassed by a common punk.

We also touched on some other interesting news bits regarding WalMart, the weather and the Philadelphia Police Department.

Later we had a fantastic interview with Singer/Songwriter Sondra Mitchell. Sondra got into music at the early age of three years old and started an all-girl Pop band called Boy Krazy at the age of 12. All this and more as we learned led the way for what has become a wonderful musical career and we featured a track from her debut EP “It Starts Here”. The track was SO SWEET. You can here more on the interview and also find out more by following her links below.

Sondra Mitchell on MySpace
Cinnamon T Entertainment

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Show Notes - 03/21/2010

Tonight we spoke to Sarah Figgs & Lauren Suess, co-Captains of the AG Waters Middle School Relay for Life Team. Relay for Life is a community event raises money for cancer research. The ladies are amazing in that they are so young and involved in such an important cause. We discussed a little about what the Relay is all about and they also told us that they have about $1000 into their projected $1500 goal. There is plenty of time left to donate to the cause and perhaps get involved physically.

The Behind The Mike Show will match the first $100 donated by our listeners to the AG Waters Pups so GO & DONATE and let Sarah & Lauren know that you heard about it HERE so we can match the efforts.

Later on the show we discussed some life issues including the fact that it is our human responsibility to Mother Earth to recycle. Many areas do NOT have pickups provided by their locality so that means that we should all be more vigilant and get it done ourselves. There are recycling centers all around you where you can take your recycling and dump it.

I Owe All of This To My Mother

1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE.
“If you’re going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning.”

2.. My mother taught me RELIGION.
“You better pray that will come out of the carpet.”

3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL.
“If you don’t straighten up, I’m going to knock you into the middle of next week!”

4. My mother taught me LOGIC.
” Because I said so, that’s why.”

5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC.
“If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you’re not going to the store with me.”

6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT.
“Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you’re in an accident.”

7. My mother taught me IRONY.
“Keep crying, and I’ll give you something to cry about.”

8. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS.
“Shut your mouth and eat your supper.”

9. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM.
“Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!”

10. My mother taught me about STAMINA.
“You’ll sit there until all that spinach is gone..”

11. My mother taught me about WEATHER.
“This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it.”

12. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY.
“If I told you once, I’ve told you a million times. Don’t exaggerate!”

13. My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE.
“I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.”

14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION.
“Stop acting like your father!”

15. My mother taught me about ENVY.
“There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don’t have wonderful parents like you do.”

16. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.
“Just wait until we get home.”

17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING.
“You are going to get it when you get home!”

18. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE.
“If you don’t stop crossing your eyes, they are going to get stuck that way.”

19. My mother taught me ESP.
“Put your sweater on; don’t you think I know when you are cold?”

20.. My mother taught me HUMOR.
“When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don’t come running to me.”

21. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT..
“If you don’t eat your vegetables, you’ll never grow up..”

22. My mother taught me GENETICS.
“You’re just like your father.”

23. My mother taught me about my ROOTS.
“Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?”

24. My mother taught me WISDOM.
“When you get to be my age, you’ll understand.”

25. My mother taught me about JUSTICE.
“One day you’ll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you”

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Show Notes - 03/16/2010

Tonight on the program, we started out talking about a piece of legislation being introduced in Pennsylvania that will hold parents responsible for the actions of their children. The question is can this law be fairly executed? We know that the law will set out to make parents who do not usually do so to keep a close eye on what the kids are doing but what about the corrupt arm of child youth services in many states? These organizations scare the hell out of parents in a way that makes the parents not want to discipline their children as necessary. What do you think? Reply with a comment.

Musician Joshua Stedman (seen above performing “SMILE“, joined us for a conversation on what makes him tick and he discussed his many influences that help him create his soulful sound. We featured two tracks; Fool I’ve Been & Tangled. Both songs are from his debut EP, Un-Tangled, which is available for purchase on Joshua’s website (below).

Joshua Stedman on the Web

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Show Notes - 03/14/2010

On the program tonight, we started out with a great author, Leonard Rosmarin and we spoke about his novel, Getting Enough. Leonard told us that the inspiration for the book is in fact his own family (Mother, father and extended) and that he has held the idea for the book in his memory for more than 25 years as he continued teaching as a university professor. Leonard was also decorated twice by the French Government for his outstanding work with French literature. The book is a great read, and it moves fast pulling the reader into the lives of the characters in an eerie and yet pleasant way. Get the book, you will not regret it. Also available on Kindle at Amazon (see link below)

Later on the show we welcome a most wonderful person, David Stone. David is a Johnny Cash Tribute Artist and he travels doing a show called “The Johnny Cash Experience”. One of the great things that we learned about David and his troupe is that they were invited to perform the 40th Anniversary concert at San Quentin Prison; an event that Johnny’s own band were not invited to play at. David talked a lot about some great music history that included the greats such as Elvis, Johnny, Roy Orbison, Wanda Jackson and Patsy Cline to mention a few. We featured a few tracks from the CD, David Stone at San Quentin, one of which was a song that David himself wrote to pay homage to the man in black, Back Again.

Be sure to listen to this packed show of great interviews.

WPAZ Preservation Association
Getting Enough by Leonard Rosmarin
The Johnny Cash Experience
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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Show Notes - 03/09/2010

Tonight on the show we spoke about a few items before the guest came on the air. First of all, every household in America will be receiving a letter from the US Census Bureau. The letter will state that within a week, you will be mailed the forms to fill out for the 2010 Census. So is anyone else concerned that based on the 2008 US Census estimates, we spent $133,786,278.56 on postage to send a letter that advises that they are sending a letter? Holy Stamps Batman!

Second, we discussed a little bit about this health care reform issue. Have you ever noticed that you only hear the politicians talking about the horrors of universal health care..in Canada..? Why is no one talking about the universal health care systems in Germany, Japan, France & Switzerland? They run great systems at 10-11% of their country’s GDP, insure every citizen, citizens get to see their private doctors and not wait in lines. Here in the US, the insurance is costing 17% of the GDP and millions upon millions of citizens are NOT insured. Also, even Beck and Limbaugh have not been mentioning these European success stories…hmmmm

For the main event, we welcomed former FBI Special Agent Jack Owens to the program where we spent a great show talking to him about his latest work, Don’t Shoot! We’re Republicans! A memoir of an agent of the FBI who did things his way. Jack is a lawyer by degree but needed excitement in his life so he joined the FBI. His book is a revealing look at the workings of an FBI agent in the day to day but with a twist; he shows us that his three decades in the Bureau were funny and enjoyable. Listen as jack tells some of the funniest stories that you will not see on FBI Files. Then run right out and get his book.

Don’ Shoot, We’re Republicans! on Amazon

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Show Notes - 03/07/2010


Kaytee Vandergast

Would you like to participate in a future episode as a contestant on Game Show Frenzy? If so send us an email with your name, address & phone number to contest@WBTM.info.

Tonight we spoke with Troy Dukes, the founder of the charitable organization, Hearts of the Sacred Spirit. The charity helps Native American communities across the United States with basic needs such as heating, toiletries and more. Currently they are assisting the peoples of Pine Ridge in South Dakota. Troy has been helping the Native American peoples for more than 20 years. You too can help by visiting the website and donating your time or a few dollars to help the cause. Troy reports that more than 95% of the donated monies actually go to the donated goods and the 5% goes to fees and administrative costs; that is refreshing to know.

Please help the Hearts of the Sacred Spirit Charity by sending your old unused phones to:

Hearts Of The Sacred Spirit
2406 Waters Edge Drive
Newark, Delaware 19702

Your unwanted/un-needed cell phones will be Re-furbished, Reset, and Re-used. If the cell phone is broken, working parts are removed and the rest is recycled and sent to EPA-certified partners who dispose of them in a way that is not harmful to the environment.

We then crowned a new Champion for Game Show Frenzy, Kaytee Vandergast from Kirkwood, Delaware won tonight’s competition:

Kaytee Vandergast – 235 Points (W)
Terry Dalton – 150 Points (L)

Hearts of the Sacred Spirit

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Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Show Notes - 03/02/2010

So with no one to play with on the program, Joel turned into Mr. DJ and held an 80s Retro Party and performed a countdown of top hits of the year 1984. What a great show and a great addition to your iPod whether you listened to the show live or not. You will want to download this one from the archives.

Here is the list that was played on the show:

10. "Girls Just Want To Have Fun," Cyndi Lauper
9. "Let The Music Play," Shannon
8. "Hello," Lionel Richie
7. "99 Luftballons," Nena
6. "Owner Of A Lonely Heart," Yes
5. "Somebody's Watching Me", Rockwell
4. "Talking In Your Sleep," Romantics
3. "Jump," Van Halen
2. "Love is A Battlefield", Pat Benatar
1. "Karma Chameleon," Culture Club

Bonus Tracks:

"Sweet Child of Mine", Guns & Roses
Alf TV Theme
"1984", Van Halen