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Born on this day!! Country singer Gene Watson is 78. Singer Daryl Hall of Hall and Oates is 75. Actor Catlin Adams (“The Jerk,” ″The Jazz Singer”) is 71. Saxophonist Andrew Woolfolk (Earth, Wind and Fire) is 71. Country singer Paulette Carlson (Highway 101) is 70. MTV VJ Mark Goodman is 69. Actor David Morse (“St. Elsewhere”) is 68. Actor Stephen Spinella (“24″) is 65. Actor Joan Cusak is 59. Guitarist Scott Johnson of Gin Blossoms is 59. Actor-writer Michael J. Nelson (“Mystery Science Theater 3000”) is 57. Actor Sean Patrick Flanery is 56. Actor Lennie James (“The Walking Dead”) is 56. Actor Artie Lange (“MADtv”) is 54. Actor Jane Krakowski (“30 Rock,” ″Ally McBeal”) is 53. Actor Andrea Navedo (“Jane the Virgin”) is 52. Actor Constance Zimmer (“UnREAL,” ″Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) is 51. Rapper MC Lyte is 51. Actor Darien Sills-Evans (“Superior Donuts,” “Treme”) is 47. Singer NeeNa Lee is 46. Actor Emily Deschanel (“Bones”) is 45. Actor Trevor Donovan (“90210″) is 43. Actor Michelle Trachtenberg (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” ″Inspector Gadget”) is 36. Rapper Cardi B is 29.


1779 – Polish patriot and American Revolutionary War commander Casimir Pulaski was killed in the battle of Savannah.
1899 – The Boer War began in South Africa.
1915 – English nurse Edith Cavell was executed by the Germans.
1939 – A letter from Albert Einstein was delivered to President Franklin D. Roosevelt concerning the possibility of atomic weapons.
1962 – The first session of Vatican II was convened by Pope John XXIII.
1968 – The first staffed Apollo mission, Apollo 7, was launched with astronauts Wally Schirra, Donn Fulton Eisele, and R. Walter Cunningham aboard.
1984 – Space shuttle Challenger astronaut, Kathryn Sullivan, became the first American woman to walk in space.

Today Is: Columbus Day, General Pulaski Memorial Day, Indigenous Peoples’ Day, International Day of The Girl Child, Kof Awareness Day, National Coming Out Day, National Kick Butt Day, National Online Banking Day, Native American Day, Southern Food Heritage Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – The Neighborhood  /  8:30 – Bob Hearts Abishola  /  9:00 – NCIS  /  10:00 – NCIS Hawaii
NBC – 8:00  – The Voice  /  10:00 – Ordinary Joe
ABC – 8:00 – Dancing With The Stars  /  10:00 – The Good Doctor
FOX – 8:00 –  911  /  9:00 – The Big Leap
CW – 8:00 –  Roswell New Mexico  /  9:00 – Roswell New Mexico

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Martin Short, Jonathan Majors, Walk the Moon
Jimmy Fallon: Chelsea Handler, Finn Wolfhard, James Blake featuring Slowthai
Stephen Colbert: Rebecca Ferguson (R 10/1/21)
Seth Meyers: Ron Howard, Clint Howard, Hillary Clinton, Louise Penny
James Corden: Cedric the Entertainer, Gillian Anderson (R 9/15/21)
Watch What Happens Live: Mzi “Zee” Dempers, Capt. Sandy Yawn
The Talk: Scott Foley
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Beanie Feldstein, Jennifer Jasinski
Ellen DeGeneres: Cheryl Hines, Jay Shetty
Wendy Williams: Andy Cohen (R 4/20/21)
The Real: Miss Lawrence
Kelly Clarkson: Beth Behrs, Deidre Hall, Robert Scott Wilson, Tamyra Mensah-Stock, Maisie Peters
Tamron Hall: Natalie Morales, Valarie Kaur
Drew Barrymore: Adam Lambert

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

QUESTION: Is this divorce really gonna WORK OUT?? Kanye was there for Kim as she hosted Saturday Night Live, and she only had eyes for HIM!!! What’s up with THAT?


QUESTION: Having a friendly fan chat with ADELE?? Whatever you do, don’t ask her about her BODY MASS INDEX!! This woman steps in it: “What’s your body count?”


QUESTION: Can he stand the WAIT?? William Shatner’s flight to a place where no older man has gone before is postponed until WEDNESDAY!!! He’s 90!! Let’s go!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Why did SOUTHWEST AIRLINES cancel over 1000 flights?? Rumor has it there’s an employee backlash (pilots, too) over the carrier’s VAX MANDATE!!!!!


QUESTION: Who got “canceled” and LOVES IT?? That would be DAVE CHAPPELLE! At the Hollywood Bowl, so did BRAD PITT AND TIFFANY HADDISH!!!!!!!!!!

That 70’s Show Spinoff

Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp have signed on to star in That ’90s Show, a spinoff of their popular sitcom, That ’70s Show.  Netflix announced Friday that it ordered 10 episodes of the show.  Smith and Rupp will reprise their roles of Red and Kitty. They will also executive produce the sequel series from That ’70s Show creators Bonnie Turner and Terry Turner.  No other casting has been announced.  “Hello, Wisconsin! It’s 1995 and Leia Forman, daughter of Eric and Donna, is visiting her grandparents for the summer where she bonds with a new generation of Point Place kids under the watchful eye of Kitty and the stern glare of Red,” a synopsis said. “Sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll never dies, it just changes clothes.”  That ’70s Show initially ran on FOX from 1998 to 2006. It starred Smith, Rupp, Topher Grace, Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, Danny Masterson, Laura PreponWilmer Valderrama and the late Lisa Robin Kelly.
********In the 90s show, everyone is depressed… because they’ve got it so good!! (true)
*****The 90s was voted “The Most Depressing Decade of Music Ever!!!”
*******Someday, we’ll all be nostalgic for 2020. Or maybe not.

Tony Bennett Breaks World Record

Guinness World Records announced Friday that Tony Bennett has broken a record with his latest album. At 95 and 60 days, Bennett becomes the oldest person to release an album of new material.  Bennett and Lady Gaga released the album Love For Sale on Oct. 1. On the album, Bennett and Gaga sing Cole Porter standards.  Gaga and Bennett first collaborated on the 2011 track “Lady Is a Tramp.” In 2014, they released the album Cheek to Cheek together.  Bennett previously set Guinness World Records for “oldest person to reach No.1 on the US Album Chart with a newly recorded album” for Cheek to Cheek and longest time between an original recording and its re-recording, for recording “Fascinating Rhythm” again nearly 69 years later.
*******He’s obviously trying to impress some chick!!!
*****Queen Elizabeth, are you listening??? He’s hot.. and he’s age appropriate!!
*****Lady Gaga really bonded with Tony. She honored him by also wearing diapers during the recording session!!

R Kelly Album Sales Surge

Convicted sex offender R. Kelly may be in prison, but his songs are surging in popularity following his conviction on sex trafficking charges.  His album sales have jumped 517% since a New York jury handed down their guilty verdict on Sept. 27, according to Rolling Stone.  He was found guilty of sexual exploitation, bribery, racketeering and sex trafficking involving five victims. He is now facing the prospect of life behind bars.  Many may have guessed that the crimes would cause a cancellation of Kelly’s classic tracks, but the opposite has occurred.  In addition to the spike in album sales, streams of his songs are also up.  From Sept. 27 and Oct. 3 — the week following Kelly’s conviction — his “on-demand audio streams were up 22%,” while his “video streams were up 23% compared to the previous seven days.”  And while the verdict prompted a pronounced spike in streams, his music has been well-played throughout the entirety of 2021.
*****Wait. This was all a marketing scheme???

Prince Andrew Shut Out Of The Royal Family

Prince Andrew will never be allowed to return to his public life.  His embarrassed siblings, Prince Charles, Prince Edward and Princess Anne, have “shut the door” on their black sheep relative, according to the Sunday Times of London, which quoted a source as saying, “There is no way in the world he’s ever coming back, the family will never let it happen.”  A source told the UK Sun that “nine months ago Charles, Anne and Edward had a meeting, a summit, and agreed there was no way back for him.”  Andrew isn’t getting any affection from the younger generation either, according to reports.  “William is no fan of Uncle Andrew,” another source told the paper, which said nephew Prince William, the second in line to the throne, considers his uncle a “threat to the family.”  Andrew has been hiding out at Queen Elizabeth’s Balmoral Estate in a bid to escape being served with legal papers from Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who claims he raped and sexually assaulted her when she was under 18.
********Wills and Kate will NOT allow him to babysit their children!!!
*******We’ve all got an “Andrew” in our family!! If you can’t figure who it is in yours, it’s probably YOU!!
*****Charles doesn’t want Andrew spoiling the family’s pristine reputation!!!
******Phillip said, “Don’t blame me… I wore a condom!! It must have broken!!!”

Nick Cannon Bought His Twins Cellphones

Mariah Carey was reportedly left fuming when her ex-husband Nick Cannon bought cellphones for their twins, Moroccan and Monroe, 10, earlier this year.  He claimed Carey didn’t want their children to have the smartphones for fear that they might Google her or find out about their half-siblings on the internet.  “My oldest twins Roc and Roe wanted a cellphone at [age] 8,” Cannon revealed during a preview clip for an upcoming episode of his “Nick Cannon” talk show.  “They have iPads and I was all for it but Mariah was like, ‘Uh uh they ain’t gonna be Googling us. Learning about all their new brothers and sisters, no we ain’t playing.’”  Cannon has five other children, including four kids born to three different women in the past year alone.
*****All they need to know is that there will be 50 kids at Christmas dinner!!!
*******The definition of mass confusion: father’s day at Nick’s house!!!
TOPIC: Every family has a deep dark secret!! What’s YOURS???


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Nicole:  I Bagged Reluctant Keith-(National Enquirer)

Stubborn Nicole Kidman admitted she had to work overtime to get Keith Urban’s attention when they first met in 2005-because her laid-back future husband “actually wasn’t that interested in me!”  Now married 15 years and with two children together, the A-list couple barely made it to their first date, and the lanky country singer’s friends had to talk him into it!  “I was really, really into him,” drooled the “Moulin Rouge” star.  “He took a little time.”

Bobby Brown Bashes “Bodyguard” Reboot-(Globe)

Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner’s 1992 hit flick, “The Bodyguard,” is getting a reimaged remake-and the diva’s ex Bobby Brown is brutalizing the idea despite a source saying there’s been “delirious speculation over the potential lead cast for years.  Combos from Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson to Channing Tatum and Cardi B have been floated.”  Every A-lister in Hollywood is calling their agents, like NOW, spies dish.

Casting Next Bond-(Us Weekly)

After 15 years, Daniel Craig knows it’s time to pass the James Bond baton to another actor.  However, he recently made it clear that he wants the role to go to another man-not a woman.  “Daniel’s always been open to adaptation and fitting in with modern times, but reinventing the wheel by casting a woman as Bond was a firm no-no from his viewpoint,” an insider says of Craig, 53, who will star as 007 for the final time in No Time to Die.  “Daniel’s old school in his values and he gets the whole essence of Bond,” adds the insider.  “He doesn’t feel a need to apologize for [his beliefs].”

Another Hollywood Heiress-(Star)

Billie Lourde

$45 + Million-

The Scream Queens actress faced the unthinkable when her mom, Star Wars star Carrie Fisher and grandmother, Old Hollywood sweetheart Debbie Reynolds, died within a week of each other in 2016.  Experts speculate that the 29-year-old inherited the bulk of Carrie’s estate as well as a portion of her grandmother’s which was worth a whopping $85 million!  Billie is philosophical about her loss.  “I’ve always kind of lived in their shadows,” she said.  “And now is the first time in my life when I get to own my life and just stand on my own.”

The Big 4-0h No!-(Life & Style)

Sept. 21

What a hair-raising experience!  Nicole Richie’s latest birthday celebration was lit, quite literally, when the former Simple Life star’s locks burst into flame while she blew out the candles on her cake.  “Well… far 40 is already [fire],”” Nic joked of the scary but funny moment in an Instagram caption-which inspired hubby Joel Madden to comment, “That’s hot.”

One Last Thing:  Justin Long-(People)

The actor, 43, codirected the comedy Lady of the Manor, now in theaters and on demand.

Last perfect day off-

I spent a whole day on a lake in Massachusetts with a friend.  We baked, indulged in the quiet.  It felt perfect to just be still and calm and enjoy nature.

Last moment of nostalgia-

[One of my first movies], Jeepers Creepers, turned 20.  I wanted to post something about it to thank people for embracing the movie and for still talking about it.  So I found some old pictures from back then, and it brought me right back to that experience.

Last time I danced-

With my nephew, who really loves Frank Sinatra.  He’s like a year and a half old, and he loves bopping around.  It’s so fun to dance with kids, because they’re so free in their movements and so uninhibited.

Let’s Get Loud-(In Touch)

NYC, Sept. 25

“We can do anything love.  I guess you could say I got love on the brain,” gushed Jennifer Lopez, who was spotted kissing beau Ben Affleck on the street the next day.



Dad Takes Kids To School In Limo

An Ohio dad whose kids missed a day of school because of a statewide bus driver shortage is helping neighborhood children get to and from school with a limousine.  Sean Rogers Jr. of Columbus said his children missed school Friday when their bus never showed up to take them to Graham Elementary and Middle School, so he posted on Facebook to see if any other local parents wanted their kids driven to school in a limousine borrowed from his father’s limo service.  Rogers said he soon received dozens of responses that led to his giving 25 kids a ride Monday, with the number increasing to 42 Tuesday.  “Everybody always wants to say let’s help the community let’s stop this violence that type of stuff, but I feel like a big step of stopping the violence is getting kids to school instead of letting them skip school and go out and get into trouble,” Rogers told WYSX-TV.  Bus driver shortages have been reported across Ohio, and Columbus City Schools Superintendent Talisa Dixon said at a Tuesday board meeting that 15% to 20% of the district’s drivers called out nearly every day last week.
********That “limo to school” thing is old hat!! They’ve been doing in it Beverly Hills for years!!
*****The kids just sit in the car until he gets out to open the doors for them!!
*****They DO like the open bar!!!!

Expensive Dish Found

A 16th century dish bearing a biblical scene by artist Nicola da Urbino sold for more than $1.7 million after being found in a drawer in Scotland.  British auctioneers Lyon & Turnbull said the firm’s European ceramics specialist was examining the contents of Lowood House, a country house in the Scottish Borders, when she found the dish in a drawer.  The dish, which depicts a scene from the biblical story of Samson and Delilah, is believed to have been created by potter Nicola da Urbino around 1520-23.  The tin-glazed Italian earthenware dish, known as a maiolica, was described as “incredibly rare” by the auction house, which had expected it to sell for between $109,000 and $163,000.  The maiolica exceeded expectations by selling for $1,721,000 during Wednesday’s online auction.
********Weirdly, the buyer said they would use it as a butter dish!!
TOPIC: Ever find something truly valuable in an unusual place??

Missing Wallet Returned Almost 50 Years Later

Police in Kansas said a wallet that was returned to its owner had been missing since the early 1970s.  The Great Bend Police Department said in a Facebook post that a wallet recently was turned in to the department by a member of the public, and officers found several items including a Social Security card and a driver’s license inside — although the license had expired in 1974.  The department said officers were able to get into contact with the wallet’s owner, who now lives in Lawrence, Kan. The owner told police he had lost the wallet in the early 1970s.  “He was tickled and shared with us that he made the wallet himself,” the post said.
*******And the condom was STILL GOOD!!!
********So, he’s been driving with an expired license for 47 years???
******He should have said, “Hey!! There was $50,000 in here!!”

Shortest Bodybuilder

An Indian athlete who stands at 3 feet, 4 inches tall has been named the world’s shortest competitive bodybuilder by Guinness World Records.  Pratik Vitthal Mohite, 25, told Guinness World Records he began bodybuilding in 2012, and participated in his first competitive event in 2016.  “My family are very happy and proud of me and my friends are very supportive and helpful,” he said.  Mohite was born with unusually short arms and legs and later was diagnosed with a form of dwarfism.  He said a friend suggested he apply to Guinness to see if he is the world’s shortest bodybuilder, and he was confirmed to hold the record after a lengthy delay brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.  “It was my dream to achieve a Guinness World Records title, and it’s such an honor to achieve it. I’m very happy and till now this will be my biggest achievement in my career,” Mohite said.  See the video HERE.
*********They should make “short people bodybuilders” an Olympic event!!
********He’s the only guy at his gym who can walk under a bar bell!!







The Most Common Job Issues People Bring Up In Therapy

Huffington Post


  1. Realizing that your ‘dream job’ is not actually what you want

“Some of my clients come to me upset about their work but have a difficult time understanding why. … They may be realizing the job isn’t what they thought it would be, or that their interests or priorities have changed since they were an 18-year-old picking a major. Or that they got into that career for the wrong motivation ― for status, or to please their parents, or because they always got A’s in a certain subject and were encouraged to pursue that career, despite their lack of interest.

I think this is common because we usually choose a career path at a relatively young age, before we fully know ourselves and what is meaningful to us, and because we often choose careers based on status, money or necessity.

As a therapist, my job is not to make my clients’ decisions for them, but to help them look at who they are today, what interests them and gives them a sense of purpose, and to see how their current job measures up. Could the job change to satisfy these needs in some way? Should they start looking for an exit plan so they can pursue another career, recognizing all the consequences of that? Or will they choose to resign themselves to an inadequate career and try to find purpose and meaning in relationships, volunteering or hobbies outside of their workplace?” — Ryan Howes, clinical psychologist and author of “Mental Health Journal for Men” based in Pasadena, California


  1. Navigating conflicts with co-workers and bosses

“Interpersonal challenges with managers, colleagues and team members are common issues that come up in therapy. This, of course, makes sense given the amount of time we spend interacting with colleagues. We bring our relational patterns, and they bring theirs, which can be at odds. In such situations, we are often looking at communicating effectively, navigating conflict, and setting appropriate boundaries. This also leads to discussions about whether the strain of the environment is worth it.” — Cicely Horsham-Brathwaite, psychologist and author of “Better Daily Self-Care Habits” based in New York City

“The problems I most often hear about are with the boss. Or bosses. The challenge is one of power: The employee is afraid to lose their job or upset their boss, so they are reluctant to voice their concerns or complaints — especially when they’re about the boss — for fear of looking disrespectful.

When working on this in therapy, we try to make a realistic appraisal of their options. Can they speak about this to their boss, or not? Can they seek out some other internal help from HR, from another manager, or a collection of peers? If their intimidation seems to go deeper than this person or situation, we may want to explore their experience with other authority figures in their past, like past bosses, teachers, coaches, or their parents, because they may be attributing these older feelings to this new situation. If it truly feels like they are stuck in a no-win situation with their boss and company, we would start looking into other options like doing a job search.” — Howes


  1. Returning to in-person work and pre-pandemic levels of productivity

“After more than a year of working remotely, people are now physically and emotionally struggling with returning to in-person workplaces. There has been an increase in anxiety symptoms such as excessive worry, difficulty managing worry, experiencing gastrointestinal issues due to increased stress, fear and questioning their ability to keep up with the level of productivity that they were meeting pre-pandemic.

We are currently seeing this due to people’s ability to have better control of their schedules while working from home, and many have realized how this has created the opportunity for them to better care for themselves and their families. We address this in sessions by exploring coping skills to practice when feeling overwhelmed in the workplace, assisting clients with identifying their needs in the workplace, and empowering them to advocate for those needs. One of the most useful interventions that clients truly enjoy is role-playing.

Through role-playing, we practice a specific conversation they would like to have with their employers that often feels intimidating to have with your boss. This provides clients with the tools, words and confidence necessary to advocate for their needs.” — Katheryn Perez, marriage and family therapist in Burbank, California


  1. Dealing with microaggressions and stereotyping

“A lot work issues are often related to micro- and macroagressions, or basically oppression. People have a sense it’s not just about them not being enough, but that their workplace is somehow implicated too, but they don’t have the language or rhetoric to name it. Often it’s igniting and intersecting with other early traumas too, whether it’s their own parents/caregivers overlooking them due to their own unreckoned-with trauma, or growing up in a white, straight and cisgender-centric reality that excludes them and expects them to comply with the exclusion.

In the workplace, this can manifest in not feeling safe to negotiate unrealistic expectations, deadlines or practices with co-workers and managers; feeling like they have to take on more responsibility and not slack off in comparison to their white, hetero or simply male coworkers because they can’t afford to risk being seen as underperforming due to race/gender/sexual identity biases.

This can also arise when deciding to use ‘unlimited’ PTO — it’s not a walk in the park for them to submit the request without first worrying about jeopardizing their worthiness to the company that could negatively impact future performance reviews … ‘Do I deserve this?’ is a narrative that they grapple with on an emotional level.” — Deborah Kim, licensed marriage and family therapist in Berkeley, California

“I work with a significant number of BIPOC clients in psychotherapy and one of the frequent concerns that comes up is a fear of confirming racial stereotypes. In particular, my Black women/femme clients are often concerned about the ‘angry Black women’ stereotype. They report instances of tone-policing in which they are perceived or dismissed by colleagues as too emotional or passionate while speaking.

My clients also talk frequently about racial microaggressions in which they struggle to process and understand how to respond to common, everyday instances of racism, such as frequent comments about their hairstyles and appearance, an underestimation of their abilities, or being overlooked for advancement opportunities. These experiences are reflective of the way in which unconscious biases manifest in the workplace and of white supremacy culture.” — Adjoa Osei, clinical psychologist in New York City


  1. Feeling out of sync with work/life balance

“Particularly during the course of the pandemic, many clients working remotely have felt a blurring between professional and personal boundaries. They report a sense of feeling overwhelmed with workplace expectations and pressure to prove that they are working by always being on. In working from home, clients might ignore clues that would be more visible in an in-person setting, such as taking breaks, going for lunch and leaving work on time. There also may be pressure to prove that they are working to their managers and supervisors.” — Osei


  1. Feeling under-appreciated at work

“Work is a large part of our daily lives and we want to feel fulfilled and satisfied with our roles at work. If people are not appreciated, given opportunities to grow, they develop feelings of dissatisfaction. Dissatisfaction can lead to depression, stress and anxiety.

One thing to remember is that we all hold power in our personal lives. Remember that you don’t need to let go of goals and growth. Creating and developing your passion outside of work is important and that’s the key to decreasing dissatisfaction, If you are not given the opportunity to grow at work, it might be time to develop a plan of action and create that space in your personal life — a side hustle, art, travel — where you can fulfill the need and empower yourself with the idea that growth is infinite in your personal life or new job role.” — Nancy Paloma Collins, therapist in California


  1. Feeling burnt out

“They’ve lost their love for their field, their love for what they do, they just don’t feel motivated anymore, they feel really exhausted, like kind of down. They are typically coming because they are not sure what the heck is going on, but then when I take a closer look at it, it looks like some experience of burnout.

In sessions, we are looking at the specific circumstance to try to understand what created the burnout. Is it the environment that they are participating in that requires nothing less than burnout? There’s a lot of burnout cultures that are really normative. Or are you bringing on the burnout on yourself by the way you are behaving in the workforce? For example, you are never off, you return calls on weekends, you work on the weekends, there are never breaks, there’s no self-care. And so you are really looking at what is the root cause of this, and trying to address that. — Lisa Orbé-Austin, New York City-based psychologist and co-author of “Own Your Greatness: Overcome Impostor Syndrome, Beat Self-Doubt, and Succeed in Life”


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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