Thursday, January 12, 2017

Happy Days with Donny Most



Don Most. Don wears many hats as an artist among them his acting hat where is known for his role as Ralph Malph in the long running television series “Happy Days” working Ron Howard and Garry Marshall. Under the director's cap, Don has directed three feature films.

“The Last Best Sunday”, had its World Premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival, and was a feature film winner at the Telluride IndieFest.

"Moola”, starring Treat Williams, Daniel Baldwin, and Curtis Armstrong, premiered at The Newport Beach Film Festival, where it earned Most The Outstanding Achievement In Directing Award.

And “Harley’s Hill”, his first family film, which was recently seen on Showtime, Starz and Encore.

And under the singing hat, Don has a new concert "“Donny Most Sings & Swings”." and has brand new Christmas album out titled: “Swinging Down The Chimney Tonight” He has also released a new single titled " C'est Si Bon" on Itunes. And folks let me tell you Don has serious, serious singing chops.

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Sunday, January 1, 2017

Little by Little



Rich Little on his true stories about Rich's new song he is writing for Willie Nelson (and he sings it as Willie), swearing in his US citizenship as John Wayne (complete with reenactment), doing Trump (build that wall and his hair), Clint Eastwood, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ronald Reagan ("Rich you do me better than I do"), Rich does an impression of Ronald Reagan doing an impression of Truman Capote, Reagan's call to Rich while in the hospital during his recovery from the assassination attempt and Rich hung up on him thinking it was a bad impersonator, JFK tragedy, Rich's classic A Christmas Carol, playing Johnny Carson in the film "Night Shift", behind the scene stories, Dean Martin roasts, Ed Sullivan who introduced Rich as "Little Richard", a show in Ottawa with PM Pierre Trudeau and Frank Sinatra, more behind the scenes stories.

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Little by Little: People I've Known and Been

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Killing Reagan director Rod Lurie

THE VIOLENT ASSAULT THAT CHANGED A PRESIDENCY

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL’S KILLING REAGAN CHARTS THE EVENTS THAT LED TO THE ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION OF A PRESIDENT AND ITS UNEXPECTED REVERBERATIONS ON HISTORY

Based on Best-Selling Book by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard and Produced by Scott Free Productions

(Washington, D.C. – July 30, 2016) On March 30, 1981, at 2:27 p.m. six shots were fired from a .22-caliber pistol at the Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. On one side of the gun was an aimless and deranged young man, misguided by an obsession with an American actress. His intended victim: the U.S. president. Though he failed in his assassination attempt, he succeeded in changing not only a presidency but a man and a marriage.

On Sunday, Oct. 16 at 8/7c, National Geographic Channel will go deep inside this harrowing moment in U.S. history, with KILLING REAGAN, produced with Scott Free Productions and based on the New York Times best-selling book by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. The two-hour movie event is the fourth in a successful partnership between NGC, Scott Free and O’Reilly, with the previous three collaborations — Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy and Killing Jesus — serving as the network’s three most-watched programs of all time and earning multiple Emmy nominations. The movie will air globally in early 2017 on National Geographic Channels in 171 countries and in 45 languages.

Leading the KILLING REAGAN cast are Tim Matheson (“The West Wing,” “Burn Notice,” “Animal House”) as Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, who was struck down only 69 days into his presidency, and Cynthia Nixon (“Sex and the City,” Tony Award for “Rabbit Hole”) as Nancy Reagan, the loyal and protective first lady. Actor and improv comic Kyle More (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “CSI”) portrays John Hinckley Jr., the misguided and mentally unstable would-be assassin. The movie is directed by Rod Lurie (“The Contender,” “Commander in Chief”) from a script written by Oscar-winner Eric Simonson (“A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin”).

“No matter your political leanings, the assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan was not just a crucible in history, it didn't just reset the Reagan presidency, it told us about a man,” said Lurie. “This isn't so much a political thriller as it is a psychological thriller. We get deep into the head of Reagan and get even deeper into the heart of his love story with Nancy. We get into Hinckley's insanity, but we also get into the tick-tock of the environment that drove him to want to murder Reagan.”

KILLING REAGAN begins late in the 1980 election campaign as Ronald Reagan (Matheson) and Jimmy Carter battle for the Oval Office. With help from his group of trusted advisors, including Jim Baker III (Geoff Pierson, “Castle,” “Dexter,” “Boardwalk Empire”), Mike Deaver (Jeff Harlan, “Parks and Recreation,” “NCIS”), James Brady (Michael H. Cole, “Dirty Grandpa”) and Edwin Meese (Joel Murray, “Mad Men,” Shameless”), and his fiercely protective wife Nancy (Nixon), Reagan is able to reposition his public persona, easily winning the election. But the early days of his presidency prove rocky as he battles low approval ratings and an unfriendly Congress.

At the same time, 25-year-old Hinckley (More) is increasingly spiraling into mental instability. He ignores his parents’ pleas to seek therapy or to hold down a steady job and instead fixates on actress Jodie Foster. After a disastrous attempt to visit her at Yale, he decides to try and get her attention with an extreme action: assassinating the president.

On the afternoon of March 30, 1981, at 2:27, these disparate figures collide with each other and history outside the Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. Hinckley fires six shots at Reagan and his entourage as they depart an event, striking a local police officer, a Secret Service agent, Brady and the president. The event sent the White House — and the nation — into a chaos that rewrote the course of history: The president’s popularity surged during his recovery, and the assassination attempt forever changed the intimate dynamics of his marriage.

“If Hinckley had never pulled that trigger — if he’d gotten the help he needed to deal with his mental health — this world might be a much different place now,” said Bill O’Reilly. “President Reagan was truly damaged in the early days of his presidency, and this horrific act turned his presidency on its head. It’s a riveting period of history, with effects that reverberated through the whole world.



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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Alan Thicke, Canadian class

When I started the Brent Holland Show as a campus radio show in Sudbury circa 2009, I reached to many Canadian celebs to come on the show to inspire the youth of today as the show is syndicated through the campus radio network, I invited Margret Attwood (elitist), Mansbridge (clueless) The Dragons (gutless), a whole bunch. PM Paul Martin said yes and Alan Thicke. You see, when you do my show its because you care about the youth. Students don't have money to buy books. For my guests it is an opportunity to engage with them and inspire them through their own life experiences; trials and success.

We booked a date through email, then the day of the interview Alan emailed me with a new telephone number to call him at. So I called him early that Hollywood evening in March. Alan was at a friend's house, Turned out his friend was the producer of a new Hollywood feature film, Alan was decked out, all set to go to the premier. He could have easily canceled, but instead he showed so much class that he didn't and called me and did the interview inspiring with every word. He spoke about the responsibility of being a dad, not only on TV but real life, how proud he was of them, his efforts to raise funds through LA celeb hockey tournaments, hockey ran through his red Canadian blood and the Canadian Diabetic Foundation. You see Alan has a son who is diabetic. He also spoke glowingly about our Canadian Forces who, at that time, were heavily engaged in combat operations in Afghanistan. He chastised all those who dared to criticize the Forces, not the war, the Forces.

Alan Thicke could have refused to come on the show that evening and who could have blamed him? But he didn't. He was a down to earth guy, the guy next door: help you paint a room or mow the lawn.Have a beer and BBQ with and watch a hockey game.
I am forever grateful to him for coming on my volunteer campus show.
Alan Thicke was a true touch of authentic Canadian class.

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Tippi Hedren



Tippi Hedren- Hollywood legend- "The Birds", Alfred Hitchcock's sexual advances, propositions and black mail harassment she endured; her love of working with Charlie Chaplin, Sean Connery, Marlon Brando, Rod Taylor, haunted ghosts, the industry shaking movie about the making of The Birds exposing Hitchcock's sexual abuse of her in the 2012 film: "The Girl". On making her celebrated movie "Roar", on having a Barbie doll named after her, on fighting back & beating the odds, advising young women today when they find themselves in similar situations, a whole lot of inspiration, and more.

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Discussed in this episode:
Tippi: A Memoir

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Marijuana Use and Mental Illness



Dr. Laurie Berdahl and Dr. Brian Johnson join the program to discuss teen and young adult use of marijuana and it's links to mental illness. On the show we will be looking at:

• How young marijuana users have an increased risk of depression and suicide
• How increased aggression in small children has also been found with prenatal exposure
• How marijuana use can predispose some people to react violently or commit violent crimes
• How marijuana use among men is linked to teen dating aggression

DR. LAURIE BERDAHL obtained her MD from the University of Iowa. She has published articles in the journals: Medical Economics & Parenting: Science and Practice. Dr. Berdahl & Dr. Johnson are proud parents of their two adult children.

DR. BRIAN JOHNSON received his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Iowa. He is a licensed child & adolescent psychologist & full professor at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC)

Their book: "Warning Signs: How to Protect Your Kids from Becoming Victims or Perpetrators of Violence and Aggression" is the couples 2nd book together, their first was the award winning book titled: 7 Skills for Parenting Success.

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Guri Weinberg



The Olympics in Munich 1972, Palestinian fanatical terrorists breach a security fence with the sole intent of carrying out a kidnapping plot of innocent Israeli athletes in order to make a splash on the global stage. This was their big chance for fame and if it meant cold blooded murder, well then so be it. They had already received the blessings of the grandfather of terrorism Yasser Arafat who told them "may god protect you". The current PLA today, president Mahmoud Abbas, thought it was a great idea and decided to finance the complete operation.

The terrorist would end up murdering in cold blood eleven human beings whose only guilt in this story is that they were Jewish and wanted to represent at the global harmonious gathering of peoples we call the Olympics...

Among those murdered was a 33 year old Wrestling Coach Moshe or Moses Weinberg. Our guest tonight is his son Guri Weinberg.

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Munich