Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Show Notes - 11/30/2010

Joseph Strider is one amazing dude! He is a Native American singer/songwriter who does some great things with an acoustic guitar. Tonight Joseph spent some time telling us of a past in music that included rock, heavy metal and more as he transitioned through the genres to acoustic. We featured his track, Just Like That. Check out his website below to get your hands on his latest CD which was nominated for a Nammy (NAMA Award) for Debut Artist of the Year.

Later on the show, Brian Gleason from Ulta Lit Technologies joined us and shed some light on one of the most frustrating elements of the holidays...Christmas lights that do not work. Ulta Lit makes a product known as the Light Keeper Pro and it is a tool that everyone should have with their box of Christmas lights. It diagnoses string lights that do not work. It helps save you many hours of troubleshooting. Brian also shared a lot of handy tips for troubleshooting lights, such as checking the lights each year when they come out of the box for loose bulbs. Catch more tips on the website including some fantastic videos on troubleshooting. Also, they have a hot-line for you to call to get tech support and help during the season:

ULTA LIT LIGHT HOT-LINE
(888) 858-2548
24/7 through to Christmas Day

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Show Notes - 11/28/2010

Tonight on the show we had a great and insightful interview with author and film critic, Alonso Duralde. Alonso has release a new book entitled, "Have A Movie Little Christmas" which encompasses a great selection of holiday movies that he has watched and reviewed. He looks at the best, worst and the strangest movies just in time for the holiday season. Listen in as he discusses some of these films as reviewed in his book. Check out his website and Facebook below and run out and order yourself a copy of the book today!

Later we interviewed Dr. David Oester of the International Ghost Hunters Society. This is Dave's second stop off at the Behind The Mike Show and this evening we discussed Parallel Dimensions. Dave tells us that science is finally getting on board with the fact that many parallel dimensions exist thanks to quantum physics. Of course, quantum physics is a language we may never, as layman, understand but it opens so many more possibilities in the discussion of ghosts and the paranormal. Dave also informed us that at this time of year, the IGHS receives many pictures from people's holiday reunions/parties with questionable objects on them to see if they may be relatives that have passed on that returned for the party. For more, visit the IGHS website below.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Show Notes - 11/23/2010

Diet Queen of the Red Carpet, Nikki Haskell joined us on the program and spoke about how to eat healthy during the holidays. For Thanksgiving, she advises the following tips:

  • Skip the appetizers. You’re about to sit down for stuffing, gravy and mashed potatoes, do you really need brie cheese, mini quiches and bacon wrapped scallops? If you’re hungry and need a little something to hold you over, go with a crudite, it will actually be healthy and filling and you may eat less during your Thanksgiving meal.
  • Treat your plate like a palate. First put your turkey in the middle of the plate and then place your vegetables on the side, and on the other side put no more than one tablespoon of potatoes, stuffing, gravy, or cranberry.
  • Do not pile on the food, and do not go back for seconds… no matter how tempting it is.
  • Try not to eat more than one full meal on Thanksgiving - despite how many places you party hop.
  • If you know your brother- in- law puts down 3 helpings of mashed potatoes, sit on the opposite end of the table from him. Never dine with anyone who eats more than you do. You will end up eating more, picking potatoes off their plate, ordering dessert, etc…
  • If you have hosted Thanksgiving yourself, send your guests home with all the leftovers or bring them to a food kitchen or shelter…and that includes the pumpkin and pecan pies!
  • If you’re not busy cooking and hosting all day, get in a really good workout in the morning and prepare to go the Friday after Thanksgiving as well.
  • Get back on the wagon the day after T-Day. For breakfast have a grapefruit. For lunch have a salad, and for dinner have a small piece of fish or chicken with vegetables.
Contact her for more about dieting tips, read her blog or learn about her weight loss product Star Shape by visiting her website below.

Later on the show, we were discussing the old fashioned toys that among other things made children use their imagination. Toys like Green Machine, Big Wheel, Slinky, Furbie, Rockem Sockem Robots and more. These days we are dealing with toys like the new barbie Dog that eats a biscuit then craps it back out...what have we become? Have our minds become Jell-O? We have strayed way too far to be able to get back to where we once were. Says Joel Michalec, " I think that we have lost the battle and that we have lost our youth".


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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Show Notes - 11/21/2010

Discussions on the show tonight began with a recap of the TSA news that seems to get more and more sad and disappointing as they seem to be running rampant with the complaints of groping during the so-called security pat downs. When will it be too much that our Constitutional rights are piece by piece dismantled? We will have to keep an eye on the news and see how this all pans out. Also November 24th is National Opt Out (of flying) Day. Let's all try and give the TSA nothing to do for a day.

Later on the program, we featured our monthly segment, Ideas for A Challenging Economy with Kay Stout. Discussion included not talking negatively about your workplace on your social networking sites. Also, Kay recommends that you not dismiss the holiday season as a time to reach out to networking contacts because many people begin hiring campaigns in the new year. Keep in touch, let them know that you are still out there.

Finally, Kay interviewed Matt Crevin. Matt is the public Address announcer for the San Francisco 49ers. He also operates a website and show called "Voice of the Box". He interviews people who work behind the scenes in sports and passes the information to everyone interested. Sports is a career field that shows no evidence of slowing up as far as growth and there are many overlooked opportunities to work in various aspects of the field. Visit Matt's website below to learn more about the opportunity that he reveals and how you can reach him for more info. Matt will appear on a future episode to speak some more about these opportunities and his show.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Show Notes - 11/16/2010

First up on the program, we interviewed Myles Marcus. Myles is a 17 year old singer from New Jersey and we featured his hot new single, "Jump" featuring Roy Hamilton III. Myles is also working on some of his own written music which is cool at his age because he is getting a lot of lead-way into the world of music. Check out him and his work by visiting his website below.

Later we had a discussion regarding the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) "enhanced" screening by using the so-called Naked-Body scanners or the alternative of submitting to a full body pat down which includes them being permitted to check womens' breasts and both sexes genitalia and buttocks. If the TSA were not a federal agency then this would be known as SEXUAL ASSAULT/MOLESTATION. Another fine example of the government raping America. There was news about how images from these scanners can be stored and transported off the scanner (say..on the internet) so SMILE.

By the way CAIR would like the Europeans and Americans to NOT subject Muslim women to such searches..yeah, RIGHT! I am DONE flying!

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Show Notes - 11/14/2010

Tonight on the broadcast, we welcomed a legend of pop culture. The one and only, Charles Fox. Charles has composed over 100 theme songs for television and movies (many of which carried on to become pop songs continuously on radio). He is responsible for such great themes as "Happy Days", "Laverne & Shirley", "Love, American Style", "The Love Boat" and more. He is also the composer of "Killing Me Softly (with his words)" and Barry Manilow's hit, "Ready To Take A Chance". Charles spoke about his book, KILLING ME SOFTLY...MY LIFE IN MUSIC and some of the stories inside the cover. As her puts it, every song and person he worked with has it's own story behind it. Charles remains very active in music today, having just written a theme song for the city of Beverly Hills.

We also spoke with Carla Gambescia. Carla is the owner of Via Vanti! Restaurant & Gelateria in Mt. Kisco, NY and we learned that she has several passions. Gelato, dogs and charity work. Enter the premise for her visit with us tonigh..Carla has begun a calendar featuring contest winners of a contest that she started in 2009. As Carla states, “This project began when I started to associate dogs’ colorings and markings with yummy gelato flavors – that I feature in my restaurant / gelateria,” says Gambescia. “I now create and feature a Party Dog Flavor-of-the-Month inspired by a one of last’s years 12 winners in my gelato case. I am also passionate about raising money for Guiding Eyes for the Blind and I am hoping that the calendars as well as the entry fees for “Dogs in Party Hats 2011” will continue to support this very important cause as well as celebrate dogs and all the ways they enhance our lives”. We here at Behind The Mike say that you must get these calendars. They are for a great and very necessary cause and this is one of the smartest ways to raise money for a great cause. You can find out more and purchase calendars at the link below. Order extra as gifts for co-workers and family.

We also covered a few news notes on the program tonight. These are also linked below.

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Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Show Notes - 11/09/2010

We were joined on the show tonight by the lovely and talented actress, Catherine Mary Stewart. Catherine has starred alongside such leading greats as Karl Malden, Andrew McCarthy, Michael Pare and more. She is most notable for some of her iconic films of the 1980s; Weekend at Bernie's, Night of the Comet, and The Last Starfighter. Catherine is Canadian born and has made the United States her home. She has a very successful resume on both television and feature films.

This holiday season, Catherine stars in A Christmas Snow with Muse Watson and Cameron Ten Napel. Catherine plays Kathleen Mitchell who is haunted by the fact of her father left her on Christmas Eve 30 years before. This Christmas she finds herslf stranded over Christmas in a blizzard with two unlikely house guests. The storm brings her close up with the pains of the past and leaves her to make a choice...can she forgive? The movie is a gem and a fine inspirational holiday film that the whole family will love. The character development is superb and Catherine plays the part of Kathleen very beautifully. It contains a wonderful soundtrack as well that compliments the story.

A Christmas Snow will be available in stores nationwide on November 30th. The story is based on the novel of the same name by Best-Selling Author Jim Stovall who also wrote a wonderful companion book to the movie entitled, "Sam's Journal: Restored "and that will hit bookstores everywhere on November 23rd. Be sure and pick up your copy of both for the holidays and get an extra copy for a gift.

Also tonight with a very important message regarding the scam that has been circulating around the internet and especially throughout email providers like Yahoo! Gmail and also Facebook. What happened today is that host, Joel Michalec, was scammed in all his web-based email systems and Facebook. The scam basically delivers messages to your contacts as "you" claiming to be in another country, robbed and in need of money...lots of money. The idea is that they try and get you to email them back and get into a conversation then lure the money from you.

JOEL IS FINE AND IN THE UNITED STATES. Do not fall victim to this. Delete the emails and steer away from the Facebook messages about him being in trouble.

One of the first things to look for when you do gain entry back into your web account is to see if the settings are such that emails are being forwarded away from your account. This is how they gain control and keep you from getting emails. It will forward the mail to an account they are using to collect email addresses, delete the email so you never see it and in some cases, turn on your vacation reply so the person who emailed you thinks that you are away. It's a very scary situation.

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Sunday, November 07, 2010

Show Notes - 11/07/2010

On the program tonight we began with what may perhaps be one of the single saving graces of the Obama Administration. President Obama announced a deal with India that would produce nearly 60,000 U.S. jobs. If this story pans out to be true this will be a major boost to the economy while also shaving down the number of the unemployment. We'll have to wait and see.

Also, President Obama seems to be back-peddling and taking the blame for the Democratic party losses in the Mid-Term elections. This may be a move to absorb some blame and positioning himself so he looks poised to work out bipartisanship with the House and Senate. We followed up with some talk about the penalties in the NFL and complained a bit about that.

Mark Gumbinger from the website Edmund Fitzgerald Online stopped by the show to discuss the maritime disaster of the freighter SS Edmund Fitzgerald; which was lost on a November storm on Lake Superior on November 10, 1975. We reviewed the final moments of the ship and some possible scenarios to the sinking. The Great Lakes have claimed thousands of lives and ships over the years. You can visit his website for some very interesting DVDs on the Fitxgerald and on other maritime topics.

Another installment of SOMETHING SPONTANEOUS occurred tonight and Joel read the classic story "Green Eggs & Ham" by Dr. Seuss. You never can tell what may happen on Something Spontaneous.

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Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Show Notes - 11/02/2010

ELECTION NIGHT COVERAGE
MID-TERM ELECTIONS 2010


Tonight was a special two-hour election night coverage where we kept a constant look at the races as the night went on. It seems that there is some definite movement the other way in both Congress and the Senate which should bring about some interesting political changes in the government. Let's imagine if it does not then there should be some high accountability for what is going on here. The patriot and tea party movements who brought forth these changes must ensure that their rallies and cries continue to be sure that the people erected to office hold true to the promises made to the people.

We kept a check on the races that were reporting and some big ones not yet posted at the end of show time included Alaska and Nevada.

Later, we spoke with author and concerned voter, Dennis Wolfe. Dennis was on the show previously discussing his book, The Sick Solution: A Prescription for National Health. He joined us tonight to help discuss some of the important races, important issues and important points about the health care reform. Dennis shared his concerns about a few different new layers of government that the new bill will create including:

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI): The Institute and its activities would be governed by an independent, 19-member Board of Governors that includes the director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the director of the National Institutes of Health, with the remaining members appointed by the U.S. Comptroller General. Among these appointed stakeholders, there are three representing patients and health care consumers; five representing physicians and providers; three representing private payers; three members representing pharmaceutical, device, and diagnostic manufacturers or developers; one representing quality improvement or independent health service researchers; and two representing the federal government or the states.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ): See above

Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB): Beginning in 2014, in any year in which the Medicare per capita growth rate exceeded a target growth rate, the IPAB would be required to recommend Medicare spending reductions. The recommendations would become law unless Congress passed an alternative proposal that achieved the same level of budgetary savings.

For more information visit the link below. You can also contact Dennis directly by email, jdwolfe@jdwolfe.com and he will be happy to discuss further and even send you a copy of his book, just for the asking.

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