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Born on this day!! Actor Claudia Cardinale (“Son of the Pink Panther”) is 83. Singer-guitarist Dave Edmunds is 78. Actor Michael Tucci (“Diagnosis Murder”) is 75. Actor Lois Chiles (“Austin Powers”) is 74. Actor Amy Wright is 71. Actor Sam McMurray (“The King of Queens,” “The Tracey Ullman Show”) is 69. Actor Emma Thompson is 62. Singer Samantha Fox is 55. Guitarist Ed O’Brien of Radiohead is 53. Actor Flex Alexander (“One on One”) is 51. Actor Danny Pino (“Cold Case”) is 47. Country singer Chris Stapleton is 43. Actor Luke Evans (“The Hobbit”) is 42. Drummer Patrick Carney of The Black Keys is 41. Bassist Zach Carothers of Portugal. The Man is 40. Actor Seth Rogen is 39. Actor Alice Braga (“I Am Legend”) is 38. Singer-songwriter Margo Price is 38. Drummer De’Mar Hamilton of Plain White T’s is 37. Actor Samira Wiley (“Orange Is the New Black”) is 34. Actor Leonie Elliott (“Call the Midwife”) is 33. Actor Emma Watson (“Harry Potter” movies) is 31. Actor Maisie Williams (“Game of Thrones”) is 24.


1755 – Samuel Johnson published his Dictionary of the English Language.
1817 – Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet opened the first free American school for the deaf in Hartford, Conn.
1861 – In response to the attack on Fort Sumter three days earlier, President Abraham Lincoln declared a state of insurrection and called out Union troops.
1912 – Titanic sank off the coast of Newfoundland on its maiden voyage after it struck an iceberg.
1920 – A paymaster and guard were murdered in Braintree, Mass. Sacco and Vanzetti were accused of the crime.
1945 – Nazi concentration camp Bergen-Belsen was liberated by Canadian and British forces.
1947 – Jackie Robinson made his Brooklyn Dodger debut and scored the game-winning run. On April 15, 1997, his number, 42, was retired.
1955 – Ray Kroc acquired McDonald’s and opened his first restaurant in Des Plaines, Ill., today the official McDonald’s Corporate Museum.
1996 – The 100th Boston Marathon was won by Moses Tanui of Kenya.
1998 – Cambodian despot Pol Pot, leader of the Khmer Rouge, died.
2013 – Two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts, killing 3 and injuring at least 170 others.

Today Is: Get to Know Your Customers Day, High Five Day, Income Tax Pay Day, Jackie Robinson Day, McDonald’s Day, National Ask An Atheist Day, National ASL Day, National D.A.R.E. Day, One Boston Day, Purple Up! Day, Rubber Eraser Day, Take a Wild Guess Day, That Sucks Day, World Art Day (DaVinci’s Birthday)

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Young Sheldon  /  8:30 – The United States Of Al  /  9:00 – Mom  /  9:30 – Be Positive  /  10:00 – Clarice
NBC – 8:00 – Manifest  /  9:00 – Law and Order: SVU  /  10:00 – Law and Order
ABC – 8:00 –  Station 19  /  9:00 – Grey’s Anatomy  /  10:00 – Rebel
FOX – 8:00 – Hell’s Kitchen  /  9:00 – Last Man Standing  /  9:30 – The Moodys
CW – 8:00 – Walker /  9:00 – Legacies

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Emily VanCamp, Zoe Wess
Seth Meyers: Rob Lowe, Domhnall Gleeson, Brian Gleeson
James Corden: Forest Whitaker, Kane Brown
Lilly Singh: Caleb McLaughlin
Conan: Russell Brand
Watch What Happens Live: Yvette Nicole Brown, John Stamos
The View: Chelsea Clinton
The Talk: Elizabeth Perkins
Live with Kelly and Ryan: John Stamos, Joey Thurman
Ellen DeGeneres: Keith Urban
Wendy Williams: Ray J, Princess Love (R 4/1/21)
The Real: Gillian White
Kelly Clarkson: Minnie Driver, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Pepper Teigen
Drew Barrymore: Sutton Foster, Dr. Amy Wechsler

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

QUESTION: When will they ever LEARN??? An Indian woman who thought she was in a relationship with PRINCE HARRY is suing because he didn’t marry her!! CATFISH?


QUESTION: Did he take that money with him??? We don’t think so!! Ponzi mastermind BERNIE MADOFF is dead at the age of 82!! His wife still lives in luxury!!! Hmmmm..


QUESTION: Are you ready for THIS?? Mike Tyson and Arnold Schwarzenegger posted a video of themselves PLAYING CHESS!! Is this the ultimate “BRO-MANCE???”


QUESTION: Having complexion problems?? STUDY SHOWS that the average woman pops 4,153 pimples in her lifetime.. and the pandemic is just MAKING IT WORSE!!


QUESTION: Why does THIS keep happening?? We’ve been Zooming for a year now, but people keep getting caught NAKED!! This guy is a CANADIAN LAWMAKER!!!!!!!

Former Bachelor Comes Out

Former Bachelor star Colton Underwood has come out as gay.  He went public about his sexuality during Wednesday’s episode of Good Morning America.  “Obviously, this year’s been a lot for a lot of people and it’s probably made a lot of people look at themselves in the mirror and figure out who they are,” he told host Robin Roberts.  “I’ve ran from myself for a long time, I’ve hated myself for a long time. I’m gay,” he said. “I came to terms with that earlier this year and have been processing it, and the next step in all of this was sort of letting people know.”  Underwood said he is now “the happiest and healthiest” he’s ever been in his life after going through a “dark” period where he experienced suicidal thoughts as he struggled with his sexuality.  “I got to a place where I didn’t think I would ever share this. I would have rather died than say I’m gay, and I think that was sort of my wakeup call,” he said.
*****He’s got a new show on Netflix!! When that’s over, he’ll go back “in” again!!
*******Robin Roberts can’t understand why anyone wouldn’t want to sleep with women!!
******He slept with 25 women before he figured out he was gay??? That’s torture!!!

Tom Hanks Son Sued By Ex-Girlfriend

The ex-girlfriend of Hollywood scion Chet Hanks is suing him for $1 million, claiming he physically and verbally abused her during their relationship.  Attorneys for Kiana Parker charged that Hanks — the 30-year-old son of Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson — had shown “an ever-escalating pattern of domestic abuse,” as they announced the lawsuit during a press conference in Texas on Tuesday.  “This is about violence within the confines of a relationship between a man and a woman, a man who mentally and physically and psychologically battered, Kiana Parker,” lawyer Kevin Murray said.  The two began dating in March 2019 and moved in together about a year later, the court documents say.  On Oct. 18, 2020, Parker claims Hanks became enraged when she wanted to leave their hotel room in New Orleans, where he was filming for the Showtime series “Your Honor.”  Later that night, he allegedly “became aggressive and hostile.” When she tried to leave, Hanks “grabbed her with great force, by her right arm causing instant pain,” the suit alleges.  The couple finally agreed to split on Jan. 6, but two days later, when Parker went to move her stuff out of the Sugar Land house, Hanks allegedly “became extremely aggressive.”  She claims he came at her with a knife — and that she defended herself by swinging a pot at his head.
********He’s the Hunter Biden of Hollywood??
*******Their relationship sounds like every redneck couple in Alabama!!
****He should use the “pandemic excuse!!” They were cooped up so long he went nuts!!!

Queen Not Giving Up The Throne

Days after losing her husband Prince PhilipQueen Elizabeth II got back to work.  On Tuesday, the British monarch attended a retirement ceremony for a senior royal official. The news came from the Court Circular, the official record of royal engagements.  “Her family will step up and be by her side, but she will carry on,” the palace source told People magazine on Wednesday. “She understands that she has a job to do, and [Philip] would have wanted her to crack on. She did do so when he retired from public life.”  “She will never abdicate because of duty and honor and public service is so deep to her, as it was for him,” another royal insider told the outlet.  The royal family is observing two weeks of mourning for the Duke of Edinburgh, who died on Friday at age 99. The palace has said members of the royal family will “undertake engagements appropriate to the circumstances” during the mourning period.  Philip’s funeral will take place Saturday at Windsor Castle, with attendance limited to 30 because of coronavirus restrictions.
********The Queen has told her staff that she’s free to be “more bootylicious” now!!
*******Now that she’s single, Mick Jagger is thinking of making his move!!
*******Charles is on his knees, begging for his shot!! (He would be the oldest person ever to ascend to the throne.)
*****Phillip is in heaven, where Diana refuses to speak to him!!

Jennifer Aniston Not Looking For A Child

Reports apparently started circulating in Europe that Jennifer Aniston made a personal announcement to her co-stars during the taping of the “Friends” reunion for HBO Max.  The news was supposedly that she’s in the process of adopting a child.  However, Aniston’s rep denied the reports to the outlet on Tuesday, calling it a “fabrication.” Her team also told TMZ that any so-called announcement is “false” and “never happened.”  In 2017, Aniston had a sharp response to those who have posted false rumors about her having her first child.  “I would say, I think the best one would be a picture of me with a hand over my stomach, saying ‘Finally Pregnant!’” she explained to Glamour at the time.  Aniston continued: “I mean, it’s like they take a picture of you and create this story. If your body is in a normal moment of having had a bite or two, or you’re having a moment of bloat, then there’s arrows circled around your stomach, telling you that you’re pregnant. And it’s like, actually no, it’s just my body.”  “Not that it’s any of your business to begin with,” she added. “Having a child, as we know, is no one’s business except the couple or individual that’s going through it.”
*****So when is she picking up the child??
*****She could take a few of those “border kids!!” The government is paying big money for that!!

Bobby Brown Blames Nick Gordon For Deaths

Bobby Brown believes that Nick Gordon was responsible for not only Bobbi Kristina Brown’s death but also Whitney Houston’s.  He said he’s of the opinion that Gordon, who died at age 30 on New Year’s Day 2020 of a heroin overdose, supplied both his late daughter and late ex-wife with the drugs that killed them.  “Definitely. Definitely,” Bobby responded when asked on Facebook Watch’s “Red Table Talk” on Wednesday whether he believed Bobbi Kristina’s former fiancé provided the drugs. “He was the only one there with both situations with my ex-wife and my daughter, and they both died the same way.”  Both Houston and Bobbi Kristina were discovered unresponsive in bathtubs just three years apart. The “I Will Always Love You” singer died at age 48 in 2012 after drowning while intoxicated on cocaine, while the former couple’s only child together had benzodiazepines and other substances in her system before dying in hospice care in 2015 at age 22.  Bobby claimed in Wednesday’s episode of the Facebook Watch series that Gordon was a “provider of party favors” for Houston and Bobbi Kristina.  “I think this is my opinion of who I think this young man was being around my daughter and being around my ex-wife,” he said.  Bobby further speculated that Gordon’s allegedly abusive and controlling behavior also led to his daughter’s demise.  “She unfortunately was stuck in a relationship, an abusive relationship, with a boy that basically controlled her to the point where her life was taken,” he claimed.
********And Bobby had nothing to do with it?? Nice try!!!

Mister Rogers Home For Sale

You can now live in Mister Rogers former house in Pittsburgh.  The Northumberland Street home was listed for sale last week, asking $850,000.  Fred Rogers and his wife, Joanne, lived in the 3,700-square-foot century-old brick home in the late 1950s and early 1960s, according to a 1961 alumni newsletter from Rogers’ undergraduate alma mater, Rollins College.  Rogers attended Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and worked as a composer, organist and puppeteer on “The Children’s Corner” at WQED during the time he lived there, according to local publication Next Pittsburgh, which first reported the listing. The wholesome home has a large concrete porch with French doors, and in the backyard, a basketball hoop hovers over a driveway leading to a two-car garage, listing photos show.
********Before they’ll show you the home, you have to put on sneakers and a cardigan!!!
********How are the “neighbors??” Probably… pretty special!!!!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Melissa & Joe Are a No-Go-(National Enquirer)

Bickering Bravo couple Melissa and Joe Gorga appear to have reached the finale of their marriage!  “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” stars aired their dirty laundry on-camera, with Melissa, 42, barking, “I’m not going to give up what I want to do in life.  You’re holding me back.”  Joe, 41, then shot back:  “Go be whatever you want to be in life-we’re done.”


She’s “berry” happy!  A new court-approved child support deal cuts Halle Berry’s monthly payments to ex Gabriel Aubry in half.  He’ll get $8,000 to help raise daughter Nahla, 13!

Topher Grace:  Things You Don’t Know About Me-(Us Weekly)

The That ‘70s Show alum-and star of Home Economics throws back with his facts.

  1. I am a cereal addict.  My favorite is Golden Grahams mixed with Cheerios.
  2. My dream job as a kid was to be an Imagineer at Disney World.
  3. That ‘70s Show was my first audition. A classmate’s parents were producers and saw me in a school play.
  4. I was chosen to be a juror on a murder trial but had to be excused when the defendant recognized me!
  5. Each year, my wife [Ashley Hinshaw] and I host the annual CASA gala to support youth in the Los Angeles foster system.
  6. Before I had kids, I had a Monopoly group, the way some guys have a poker group.
  7. I [took] ballroom dancing classes with Julia Roberts for [2003’s Mona Lisa Smile.] Her greatest acting challenge to date was [pretending] like it didn’t hurt when I stepped on her toes.

Paris Jackson:  More Lessons From My Father-(Star)

The daughter of the late Michael Jackson, gave a rare interview about his lasting impact.  Insisting that Michael, worth an estimated $236 million at the time of his 2009 death, taught his kids (Paris has brothers Prince Michael, 24, and “Bibi,” 19) the value of a dollar, she also recalled “earning” toys and treats.  “If we wanted five toys from FAO Schwarz or Toys R Us, we had to read five books,” she explained.  “It’s earning it, not just being entitled to certain things.”  As a result, the actress/model, who released a folky album, Wilted, in November, said, “I’m also a full believer that I should earn everything.  I need to go to auditions.  I work hard.  I study scripts.  I do my thing.”  An insider adds:  “Of course Paris and her brothers knew Michael was a huge success.  But it wasn’t until later it sunk in how huge their dad was.”

Grin & Bare It-(Life & Style)

NYC, March 30

Vacation makeover!  While taking time off from Good Morning America, host Michael Strahan uploaded a video of himself visiting Dr. Lee Gause at Smile Design Manhattan to get a dental implant-covering up his famous tooth gap.  “I love it! The 49-year-old declared.  But fans (and even his GMA co-host Lara Spencer) were quick to point out that the surprising social media post came less than 48 hours before April Fool’s Day….

Brian Austin Green & Sharna Burgess:  Getting Serious-(People)

On March 30 the actor, 47, and the pro dancer, 35, attended their first public event together, a benefit for Boo2Bullying, in L.A.  They were first linked in December, weeks after Green and ex Megan Fox filed for divorce.

Nominee of the Week-(In Touch)

Riz Ahmed

“My cousin legit didn’t know what the Oscars were.  [He said], ‘Why all the gas?  I won best client engagement award for the financial quarter.’”

-on his family’s unimpressed reaction to his Academy Award nomination.



Woman Cuts Longest Hair

An Indian woman who set the Guinness World Record for the longest hair on a teenager received her first haircut since age 6 and donated the cut hair for display at the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum.  Nilanshi Patel, 18, of Modasa, Gujarat, first set the Guinness record for longest hair on a teenager when she was 16 and her hair measured 5 feet, 7 inches long.  Her hair was measured just days before her 18th birthday and she broke her own record for the second time with hair measuring 6 feet, 6.7 inches long.  “My hair gave me a lot — because of my hair I am known as the ‘real-life Rapunzel,’ now it’s time to give back,” Patel told Guinness officials.  Patel said she had considered donating her hair to make wigs for children with cancer, but her mother convinced her that it should go on display to inspire others. Her mother, Kaminiben Patel, said she would donate her own hair to the cancer wig program if her daughter donated it for museum display.
********She had to buy her conditioner from Texaco!!!
*******Her Brazilian blowout cost $5,000!!!
********Her hair weighed more than her head!!!!

Town Removed From Facebook By Accident

The French town of Ville de Bitche had its official Facebook page removed in what the social media site said was an “error” apparently based on the name’s proximity to an English insult.  Ville de Bitche Mayor Benoit Kieffer said the town’s official Facebook page was removed from the site March 19, when officials received a message saying it was “in violation of conditions applying to Facebook pages.”  Kieffer said the town attempted to appeal the decision, but never received a response from Facebook.  “At first, you wonder, was there a technical problem? However, with the length of time, it can be considered a real censorship,” the mayor told CNN.  Facebook said Tuesday morning the town’s page was restored and had been “removed in error.”
*****Hey… Facebook IS a “Bitche!!!”
******If you’re a kid from this town, are you a “Son of Bitche???”
*******We’ve looked at pictures.. and this Bitche is sexy!!!!

Couple Finds Hidden Tunnel Under House

An Illinois couple who moved into their home in December made a surprising discovery while repairing their sidewalk — a 19th-century tunnel underneath the house.  Gary and Beth Machens said they moved into their Alton home in December and recently decided to repair a section of sidewalk that had started to slope.  Gary Machens said he had to remove part of a stone wall on the sidewalk to make the repairs, and he then discovered the entryway to a tunnel.  “He called me at work and said, ‘You better get home; you’re not going to believe what I just found,'” Beth Machens told the Alton Telegraph.  The couple said the tunnel is about 9 feet high and at least 60 feet deep.  Local historians estimated the tunnel was created in 1840, 50 years before the house was built, but they do not know the original purpose of the underground structure.  See the video HERE.
********Obviously, Elon Musk just moved into their neighborhood!!
********At the end of the tunnel? A skeleton and a shovel!!!
TOPIC: What’s the weirdest thing you’ve found in a new house or apartment when you moved in??

Domino’s Trying Robot Delivery

Domino’s announced it is teaming up with an autonomous vehicle company to offer customers in Houston contact-free delivery via robot.  Domino’s said the R2 robot, developed by Nuro, will be delivering pizzas to Houston customers in the Woodland Heights neighborhood who opt-in to the autonomous delivery pilot program.  The robot car, which received regulatory approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation last year, will carry pizzas to customer’s homes, and the patrons will receive text messages with updates on the delivery status and a PIN to put into the robot’s touchscreen to receive the orders.  “There is still so much for our brand to learn about the autonomous delivery space,” Dennis Maloney, Domino’s senior vice president and chief innovation officer, said in a news release.  Domino’s previously experimented with a self-driving Ford Fusion hybrid delivery vehicle in Ann Arbor, Mich., in 2017 and delivery via drone in Britain in 2013.  See the video HERE.
*********You’ll get your pizza in 30 minutes or less… or the robot will explode!!!!
******Getting your food from a robot just makes it that much tastier!!!
******They can’t find enough people who are smart enough to drive a pizza to someone’s home???








4 Reasons We Should Have 4-Day Workweeks, According To Research

Huffington Post


  1. Workers become more productive.

Having too many meetings is the top time-waster employees have cited in surveys. When you have fewer hours in the week to get work done, it can push organizations to streamline processes and give workers permission to make that morning meeting an email.

That’s what happened at The Wanderlust Group, Melillo said. “A lot of folks were using the Monday morning meeting to plan their week and to coordinate… . It pushed people to do more centralized communication and written communication.”

Other businesses that reduced workweeks have reported increased efficiencies, too. Microsoft tested a four-day week without pay decreases in Japan in August 2019, and it led to a 40% improvement in sales per employee compared with the previous summer. The overwhelming majority of employees said they were pleased with the change.

Although not every business that tries a four-day workweek has a change in productivity, a majority do. A 2019 study from the University of Reading found that two-thirds of British businesses that implemented the change reported an increase in staff productivity. A British labor organization has argued for a universal four-day week by pointing out that productivity gains from automation and technology should benefit everyone.

Compressing the workweek can also serve as a learning moment to see where there may be gaps in knowledge and efficiencies. When you ask staff what they can accomplish in four days rather than five, “you learn a lot about how about how your organization operates and runs,” Melillo said, which is why he encourages companies to at least test it out.


  1. Job listings that advertise four-day workweeks get more applicants.

The flexibility of a shorter workweek is an important benefit that job candidates actively want. Julia Pollak, ZipRecruiter’s labor economist, found that on average, job postings offering a four-day week receive 15% more applications than other postings in the same industries, according to company data from 2018 to now.

“So far this year, four-day workweek job postings have attracted 30% more applications than other job postings in personal care services, 24% more in tourism, 16% more in health care, 10% more in tech, 9% more in education and 4% more in construction,” Pollak said.

According to the University of Reading’s research, 63% of employers in the United Kingdom with a four-day workweek said the benefit has helped them to attract and retain talent.


  1. When you work less, it can be good for the environment.

Beyond helping out businesses, working less could also help out the Earth. A 2012 analysis from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, argued that working fewer hours is good for the environment.

“Countries with shorter work hours tend to have lower ecological footprints, carbon footprints and carbon dioxide emissions,” the researchers wrote, citing less commuting and a lower need for energy consumption. They estimate that working one less day a week could reduce a carbon footprint by more than 30%.

The energy savings were notable, too. The Microsoft trial in Japan found that by working one day less a week, the office’s electricity use declined by 23% and paper printing decreased by 59%.


  1. Having more flexibility helps people find work-life balance.

In addition to helping a company’s bottom line, a four-day workweek also has psychological benefits.

In 2018, the New Zealand estate planning advisory firm Perpetual Guardian partnered with academic researchers in Auckland and tracked the effects of paying its 240 workers for 40 hours but having them work four days a week. At the end of the two-month trial, workers reported that they were able to spend more time with their families and were less stressed. Overall, employees reported a 24% improvement in work-life balance. As a result, the company made four-day weeks a permanent option for those who wanted it.

Olivia Hennedy, an employee of The Wanderlust Group brand Dockwa, said that before the switch to a four-day workweek, working from home tired her. The extra day off has actually been an energy boost. “An extra day, whether it’s to get some errands done or to get outside or to rest, has really made my mental health better and has definitely translated into my work,” she said.

With the indefinite COVID-19 pandemic causing employee burnout, time off to rest and recover is more precious than ever. Melillo thinks four-day weeks will become more normal.

“I think in the long run, this is not going to be as crazy as it seems today to be fully remote and have a four-day workweek,” Melillo said. “I think it really comes down to just trust. Do you trust the people that you’re building a company with to make the right decisions? And if you do, I don’t need to babysit you.”


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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