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Born on this day!! Actor Tom Skerritt is 90. Singer Walter Williams of The O’Jays is 80. Actor Anthony Heald (“Boston Public”) is 79. Singer Henry Paul of BlackHawk (and Outlaws) is 74. Actor John Savage is 74. Bassist Gene Simmons of Kiss is 74. Singer Rob Halford of Judas Priest is 72. Keyboardist Geoff Downes of Asia is 71. Musician Elvis Costello is 69. Director Tim Burton is 65. Actor Christian LeBlanc (“The Young and the Restless”) is 65. Actor Ashley Crow (“Heroes”) is 63. Country singer-actor Billy Ray Cyrus is 62. Actor Ally Walker (“Profiler”) is 62. Actor Joanne Whalley is 62. Guitarist Vivian Campbell of Def Leppard is 61. Actor Blair Underwood is 59. Actor Robert Maschio (“Scrubs”) is 57. DJ Terminator X of Public Enemy is 57. Singer Jeff Tweedy of Wilco is 56. Actor David Alan Basche (“The Exes”) is 55. TV chef Rachael Ray is 55. Actor Cameron Mathison (“All My Children”) is 54. Country singer Jo Dee Messina is 53. Model Claudia Schiffer is 53. Actor Nathan Page (“Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries”) is 52. Actor Eric Millegan (“Bones”) is 49. Actor Alexander Skarsgard (“Big Little Lies,” ″True Blood”) is 47. Actor Jonathan Togo (“CSI: Miami”) is 46. Actor Kel Mitchell (“Kenan and Kel”) is 45. Actor Rachel Bilson (“Hart of Dixie,” “The O.C.”) is 42. Actor Blake Lively is 36.



1875 – Matthew Webb became the first person to swim across the English Channel. It took him 21 hours and 45 minutes.
1718 – New Orleans was founded by French settlers and named after the Duke of Orleans.
1825 – Uruguay declared its independence from Brazil.
1916 – The Department of the Interior created the National Park Service to manage and preserve national parks and monuments for future generations.
1944 – Paris was liberated from Nazi occupation by Allied forces.
1984 – Author Truman Capote was found dead in Los Angeles.
2001 – Singer and actress Aaliyah died in a plane crash in the Bahamas.
2003 – NASA launched the infrared Spitzer Space Telescope.
2009 – Edward “Ted” Kennedy, who served as a Democratic senator from Massachusetts since 1962, dies. He was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in 2008.
2012 – The first human to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong, died after suffering complications from a heart bypass.

Today Is: Kiss and Make Up Day, National Park Service Day, National Second-hand Wardrobe Day, National Whiskey Sour Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – NFL Football
NBC – 8:00 – American Ninja Warrior  / 9:00 – Dateline
ABC – 8:00 – Will Trent  /  9:00 – 2020
FOX – 8:00 – WWE Smackdown
CW – 8:00 – Family Law  /  9:00 – Moonshine

TV Talk Shows

**Due to the ongoing writers/ actors strike most shows are in reruns. (Stay Tuned!)


WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!

QUESTION: What are the most-watched YouTube videos of ALL TIME?? Hint: They’re all music videos! Here’s the list, and number one is going to SHOCK YOU!!


QUESTION: Ever wonder what happens AFTER YOU DIE?? This British actor was dead for SEVEN MINUTES… and now he’s telling everyone WHAT HE SAW!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Are YOU back to working at the office?? The CEO of ZOOM says his employees MUST return to onsite work.. because it’s “TOO HARD” to work on Zoom! Huh?


QUESTION: Ready for the COVID PROPAGANDA MACHINE to rev up again?? Jamie Lee Curtis posts picture reminding fans to “mask up,” but some are NOT buying it!!
Jamie Lee Curtis has been blasted for urging her fans to mask up amid a dramatic spike in Covid cases.

QUESTION: Think YOU’VE got what it takes to COLONIZE MARS?? Scientists list the traits of those most likely to survive and thrive on the Red Planet! (No deejays)
The new simulation drew from a wide pool of data: economics and agricultural papers; a review of the capabilities of the International Space Station; data collected from Antarctic outposts, submarines and more, but not from the 2015 Matt Damon film The Martian (above)

Barbie Takes The Box Office Lead, Turns Super Mario Into A Loser

*********So far, Barbie has grossed $575.4 million domestically, passing Mario’s $574 million!!
******We’re not saying Barbie is gloating, but she gave him massive side-eye while she passed him!!
******Worldwide, Barbie is at $1.3 billion, still behind Mario’s $1.35 billion. But she’s bad-mouthing him so no one will buy his tickets!! You know how girls are!!
*******We asked Ken what he’s gotten out of it, and he said, “So far? Nothing!!”

Prince Harry To Visit London In Early September Without Meghan

********He’s going to a charity event!! Right??
*******And he’s not going to see daddy!! Right??
******Even though she can’t make the London leg of his trip, she will be able to fly to Germany for his Invictus Games a few days later???
*****Sounds like she’s on a “no-fly list” in Britain!!!
******They’re still denying there will be a “peace summit” between King Chuck and Harry.. and Harry has NOT been invited to a family event commemorating the one year anniversary of the Queen’s death!  

Kim Cattrall Makes Return To Sex and The City Reboot

**********They made it a phone call so Kim Cattrall didn’t have to be in the same place as SJP!!
*****It was a drama… INSIDE a drama!!!
****In the next season, she’ll progress to slipping notes under her door!!

Kevin Costner’s Wife Accuses Him Of Being “Evasive” With His Finances

********They’ve got a child support hearing coming up!!
******His position: There are plenty of free breakfast and lunch options at school!!
****Currently, he’s paying $129,755 a month in “temporary support!!” (ever wonder how they come up with those numbers???)
******It’s not fair, because he has many other mistresses and children to support!!”
********She thinks he’s hiding money!! We think he’s “smart!!”

Britney Spears Is Paying $10,000 A Month For Sam Asghari’s Apartment

*******It’s only fair!! He gave her the best year of his life!!
******Sounds like Sam is going to challenge the prenup!! We hope he does better than Kevin Costner’s wife!!!
********The only thing that’s going well is the custody agreement on their dogs!! Sam gets the Doberman.. and Britney gets the dogsh*t!!
*******Time to get daddy back in the picture!!

Kevin Hart Injures Himself In A 40 Yard Dash Race

******Kevin decided to race his friend, former NFL player Stevan Ridley, in a 40-ard dash!!
*****Being 40 himself, he wound up in a wheelchair with tears in his lower abdomen and his abductors!! (whatever those are)
****He calls himself the “dumbest man alive!!” We say, “Good call!!”
REMEMBER, it was just 4 years ago that he broke his back in the car accident!!!




Number of the Week-(In Touch)



-magnitude of earthquake that shaking from the music, cheers and dancing at a Seattle Taylor Swift concert was equivalent to.





Florida Police Warn About A Monkey On The Loose!

*********The monkey is a macaque, and the bulletin warned: “Attention! Macaque is loose somewhere in the city!! If you see it, do not approach!!”
*********He was spotted at a Popeye’s fried chicken drive-through!!!
*********It was hard to spot him, because everyone else was fighting!!

Message In A Bottle From Ireland Ends Up In New Jersey

*********It was tossed in the ocean in Ireland about four years ago!!
*******It was spotted right next to all the dead bodies!!
*******Being from Ireland, it was a whiskey bottle!!
******The note inside said, “If you’re reading this, it means the urine has evaporated!!”

Teenage Fisherman In Minnesota Reels In Wallet Full Of Cash

*********He thought he had a big one… and he did!! A wallet with $2,000 in cash!!
*****The wallet also had the ID of the owner, a farmer from Iowa!! They called him and gave back the money!!
******The kid went back out and said, “I wonder what else is in this lake??”
******Just then, a big mouth bass stuck its head out of the water: “Has anybody seen my wallet??”

Austria Offers A Chance At Free Public Transportation In Exchange For A Tattoo

**********The transit ticket is called Klimaticket, for “climate ticket!!”
*******the transit company has pop-up tattoo tents at local festivals!! They’re trying to discourage individual transportation, blah, blah, blah…
*********They’re only offering the tattoos during the day, when people are presumed to be sober!!!
******If you tattoo “Klimaticket” on yourself, you get free transit for a year!!









5 Things I Would Never Do With My Own Kids After Working As A Teacher


  1. I won’t be a helicopter parent.

Katie Niemczyk, a former high school English teacher in Minnesota, called helicopter parenting — when caregivers are overly protective and overly involved in their kids’ lives — one of the most stressful things teachers deal with. Not to mention it’s detrimental to kids in the long run, too, she told HuffPost.  “Of course, when kids are little, they need more parental involvement, but the goal is for parents — and teachers — to release more and more responsibility to students as they get older so they are mastering important life skills like organization, time management and accountability,“ said Niemczyk, a mother of two currently working as a freelance curriculum developer.  “When I taught high school, I saw so many parents flat-out refuse to let their children struggle: They would constantly be contacting me directly to micromanage their child’s grade, swooping in to make excuses for their child’s poor choices, and even sometimes ‘helping’ their child with assignments to the point that the student was not actually learning anything,” she said.  “It’s difficult to watch your child make mistakes and deal with consequences, but it’s also necessary for them to be ready to leave the nest and succeed as young adults.”

  1. I won’t make promises to my kids that I can’t keep.

Katie Brunelle is a mother of two who taught fifth grade in Maine for more than a decade. Seeing how excited students would get when their parents told them something was going to happen — like a trip or a visit with the parent they don’t live with full-time — and then seeing how hurt they’d be when mom or dad dropped the ball taught her an important lesson.  “I know that life happens, things out of our control, but I understood quickly, before I had kids of my own, that my students knew the difference between a parent following through and an unexpected scenario putting a damper on things,” Brunelle, co-host of the “Redefining the Rainbow” podcast, told HuffPost.  A kid being disappointed that plans fell through is one thing. A kid who’s resigned themself to the fact their parent just can’t get it together is another, she said.  “It created a palpable distrust in the parents and their promises. I swore to keep the promises I made to my children, even if it meant not making promises because I wasn’t sure I could follow through.”

  1. I won’t automatically blame the teacher without having a conversation with them first.

There were many times Niemczyk felt a parent or guardian made a snap judgment about her teaching decisions “without taking the time to get my perspective,” she said.  Sometimes these judgments from parents came in the form of curt emails “demanding to know why a student’s grade was low,” she said. Other times, “it was an accusatory question in a parent-teacher conference along the lines of, ‘Why are you teaching my kid that?’” Niemczyk said.  And then there were situations in which the parent went straight to the principal with a complaint “that could easily have been resolved through direct communication with me,” she said.  “The vast majority of the time, once a parent or guardian actually spoke to me, they realized they might not be getting the whole story at home and, most importantly, that I wasn’t a monster out to get their kid!” she said.  Similarly, Tyrelle Lee — a middle school social studies teacher in North Carolina — told HuffPost he refuses to be the type of parent who always sides with his kid, no matter what, and assumes the teacher must be at fault.  “Due to the fact that kids tend to fabricate stories, I have to trust the teacher as the professional that they are doing what’s best for my kid,” he said.  It’s worth going into any problem at school with the assumption that the educator has positive intentions, Niemczyk said. But remember that they’re just people, too, fallible like the rest of us.  “Some teachers are mean or unfair, and all of them have bad days and make mistakes just like anyone else,” Niemczyk said. “But get all the information before jumping to conclusions and attacking someone who is probably doing their best in one of the most stressful professions there is. As a former colleague of mine likes to say, ‘Teachers are doing the Lord’s work for shepherd’s pay.’ Cut them some slack whenever you can. Thank them for their hard work.”

  1. I won’t believe they’re incapable of succeeding academically.

José Vilson, the executive director and co-founder of EduColor, is a former New York City middle school math teacher. As a father, he would never sell his child short when it comes to their academic potential, he told HuffPost. Just because a parent had a hard time with a particular subject or didn’t do well in school in general doesn’t mean the same outcome is inevitable for their child. “Too much of what happens with students in under-resourced environments is that we say things like, ‘Well, they’re just not a math person’ or ‘We weren’t any good at this so we don’t expect you to be either,’ rather than, ‘How can we get it so you can do better than we did?’ or something like that,” Vilson said.

  1. I won’t skip a family trip ― even if it means missing a few days of school.

Brunelle would not miss an opportunity to take her kids on vacation just because they’d be out of school for a couple of days, she said.  When she was teaching, “parents and students would be so worried about making up work or missing too much by being out for a few days,” she said. “I would always tell them that anything that happens during those days can be explained afterward. The experience and time with family is much more important.”


The preceding material was compiled and edited by Brandon Castillo.  The Editor-In-Chief is Gary Bryan.  The Radio Genius Show Prep Service is licensed for use on-air only by subscribing radio stations.  Other means of redistribution is forbidden.
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