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Born on this day!! Jazz musician Carla Bley is 87. Singer Eric Burdon (The Animals, War) is 82. Actor Pam Ferris (“Call the Midwife”) is 75. Actor Shohreh Aghdashloo (“24″) is 71. Actor Frances Fisher (“Resurrection,” ″Titanic”) is 71. Actor Boyd Gaines is 70. Drummer Mark Herndon (Alabama) is 68. Former MTV VJ Martha Quinn is 64. Country singer Tim Raybon of The Raybon Brothers is 60. Actor Tim Blake Nelson (“Lincoln,” ″O Brother, Where Art Thou?”) is 59. Actor Jeffrey Donovan (TV’s “Fargo”) is 55. Bassist Keith West of Heartland is 55. Actor Nicky Katt (“Boston Public”) is 52. Actor Coby Bell (“Third Watch”) is 48. Cellist Perttu Kivilaakso of Apocalyptica is 45. Actor Austin O’Brien (“Last Action Hero”) is 42. Actor Jonathan Jackson (“Nashville,” ″Tuck Everlasting”) is 41. Rapper Ace Hood is 35. Singer Prince Royce is 34. Actor Annabelle Attanasio (“Bull”) is 30. Musician Howard Lawrence of Disclosure is 29.


1858 – Minnesota became the 32nd state in the United States.
1894 – The Pullman Strike began.
1949 – Siam changed its name to Thailand.
1960 – Israeli agents captured Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina.
1973 – Charges against Daniel Ellsberg for his role in the Pentagon Papers case were dismissed.
1981 – Reggae performer Bob Marley died of cancer in Miami at the age of 36.
1997 – IBM’s supercomputer, Deep Blue defeated Garry Kasparov, the reigning world champion, in a six game chess match (2 for blue, 1 for Kasparov, and 3 ties).
1998 – India set off atomic blasts.
2003 – 91% of Lithuanian voters opted to join the European Union—the first former Soviet nation to do so.

Today Is: Eat What You Want Day, National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, National Foam Rolling Day, Root Canal Appreciation Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – Young Sheldon  / 8:30 – Ghosts  /  9:00 – So Help Me Todd  /  10:00 – CSI Las Vegas
NBC – 8:00 – Law and Order / 9:00 – Law and Order SVU / 10:00 – Law and Order Organized Crime
ABC – 8:00 – Station 19  /  9:00 – Grey’s Anatomy  /  10:00 – 20-20
FOX – 8:00 – Next Level Chef
CW – 8:00 – Walker / 9:00 – 100 Days To Indy

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Lukas & Micah Nelson (R 4/27/23)
Jimmy Fallon: Edward Norton, Ego Nwodim, Parker McCollum (R 3/30/23)
Stephen Colbert: Elizabeth Olsen, Jena Friedman (R 4/19/23)
Seth Meyers: Bill Burr, Keith Morrison, Abby McEnany (R 9/21/21)
James Corden: Max Greenfield, Alec Benjamin (R 5/6/21)
Watch What Happens Live: Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Sam Heughan
Daily Show: Pre-empted
The View: Chris Tucker, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges
The Talk: Rose McIver, Dania Ramirez
Live with Kelly and Mark: Ludacris, Bear Grylls
Kelly Clarkson: Jane Fonda, Mary Steenburgen, Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen, Caitlyn Smith
Tamron Hall: West Duchovny, Josh Bonzie, Jayden Elijah, Alycia Debnam-Carey
Drew Barrymore: Kate Bosworth, Damona Hoffman, Andy Baraghani, Echo Kellum
Jennifer Hudson: Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Charity Lawson, Lewis Howes

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

QUESTION: What do you say to your vegan neighbors when they ask you to CLOSE YOUR WINDOWS WHILE COOKING MEAT?? “Excuse my Bar-B-Q????”


QUESTION: What is an “Everything Shower??” It takes 2-4 hours, you soap up every nook and cranny. Gen-Z’ers say, “It’s better than SEX!” 168 million agree!


QUESTION: Making a list of WHAT’S WRONG WITH PEOPLE?? Here’s another one: this couple is STILL LICKING THE ICE CREAM in grocery stores!! Arrest ’em!!


QUESTION: Do you love COUNTDOWNS?? And VIDEO GAMES?? You’ll love this list of the 100 greatest video games of all time!! See if you agree with #1!!
The Last of Us was released in 2013 and places number two on the list shortly after the hit HBO show based on the game ended

QUESTION: How’s BRITNEY doing?? TMZ says, “Not too good!!” She’s amped up on caffeine drinks, and doctors say “Keep her away from KNIVES!!!!!!!!”
Britney Spears drinks caffeine drinks by the gallon, something experts say is not great but unsurprising for people with mental illnesses.

Palace Insider Tells “People” King Charles III Was “Delighted” To See Prince Harry

*********He would have waved at him, but he was afraid his crown would fall off!!
****Camilla had even set up some bunk beds for Harry and Wills so they could spend the night at Buckingham Palace!!
*****She was hoping they might finally call her “Mummy!!”
****** Harry was also delighted… delighted to LEAVE!!!!!

Ice-T and Coco Say Their 7-Year Old Daughter Sleeps In Bed With Them: The Internet Lashes Out

******That’s cool, but if mommy rolls over the wrong way, it could be tragic!!
*****Ice also has a 47-year-old daughter and 31-year-old son from previous relationships. They’ll stop by sometimes and jump in bed as well!! (kidding)
*******People made rude comments online when Coco admitted that her daughter still breastfed at the age of 5!! (true)
*****The big question?? Why tell everybody what you’re doing?? Is there some law that celebs have to spill their guts??
TOPIC: What’s the age limit for a kid sleeping with the parents??

MTV News Comes To An End As Paramount Slashes Workforce By 25%

*******Wait. MTV News was still a thing???
*******First Tucker Carlson.. now THIS!!
********Where are we going to get our news????
*******Sounds like they were going over the budget and said, “What is this?? MTV News?? Are we still doing that?” 

Dolly Parton Announces New Rock Album With 42 Guests Including Paul, Ringo, Lizzo, Pink, Stevie Nicks and More

*********Don’t worry… Pat Boone did the same thing!!! Except without all the cool guest stars!!
*******This will be her 53rd studio album!! At some point, you’re just showing off!!
*****Paul and Ringo join her for “Let It Be,” Debbie Harry for “Heart of Glass,” and Sting for “Every Breath You Take!!”
******These are all the songs she sings in the shower!!

Michael Keaton To Star In Beetlejuice Sequel In September 2024, Tim Burton Is Back And So Is Winona

******We’re not saying he’s old now, but they won’t be needing any makeup!!
*****Also starring.. “Wednesday’s” Jenna Ortega!!
******Why do they all agree to these sequels?? Just say “money” three times and everyone shows up!!

Tom Cruise And Shakira Spotted Together At Formula 1 In Miami. Are They A New Couple?

*********She just broke up with her boyfriend, so she needs a “rebound relationship!”
******She also qualifies as “short enough!” He’s 5’6″ and she’s 5’2″!!
******Does she know that Tom talks in his sleep?? In the middle of the night she might hear, “Talk to me Goose!!”



Loose Talk-(Us Weekly)

“Maybe it’s hairy men.  I seem to be the only person in L.A. in the last 15 years who has body hair.  Maybe that’s a thing.  Like, ‘Whoa, what’s this?  This is new!’”-On his surprising sex symbol status, Brett Goldstein.

“It was a nice role reversal.  Certainly makes stunt work a lot easier because you just have to panic.”-On finally playing a character that needs saving in Ghosted, Chris Evans.

“They don’t want to see me sad and they don’t want to see me in a romance.  They don’t love seeing me play someone else’s mom, honestly.”-On how her three kids react to her projects, Jennifer Garner.



Which food is YOUR guilty pleasure??
Which popular catch phrase should be RETIRED?? (It is what it is)
Mama said WHAT???



Meteorite Crashes Through New Jersey Home, No One Is Hurt

*********It’s very rare for a meteorite to hit a house. We hope they know how special they are!!
*******When asked about the historic occasion, the homeowner said, “Like I needed this!!!” (Proving they’re from Jersey)
*****This is the biggest thing to hit New Jersey since Big Pussy!!

British Man In Full Body Latex Suit Arrested After Jumping In Front Of Car

*********He was NOT trying to “blend in!!”
********They could have run over him, but it’s a booger to get latex off your bumper!!
******He was modeling the new full body condom invented by King Charles!!

Woman Writes Children’s Book About Grief, Arrested a Year Later For Killing Her Husband With Fentanyl

*********They’re gonna put her face on a Bud Light can!!
*******At least she helped her kid get through the grief!!
********The husband had told a friend he thought she was trying to poison him (true). Turns out he was right!!!

Florida Man Accused Of Installing Hidden Camera On Cruise Ship

*****Where did he put the camera?? You get three guesses and the first two don’t count!!
********He set up a wifi network and put the camera in a restroom where people were changing for a surfing ride!!
****The punchline: He’s the cybersecurity officer for the City of Kissimmee!!
*******The camera captured footage of him installing it and adjusting the lens. It won’t take Matlock to get a conviction!! 








8 Common Kitchen Habits That A Food Safety Inspector Might Fail You For


  1. Fitting Food In The Fridge Wherever There’s Room

Many people stick food in the refrigerator wherever there’s space, without giving it much thought. But Ellen Shumaker, who has a Ph.D. in food science and directs outreach for North Carolina State University’s community food safety program, said that restaurants must follow strict rules about where to place items in the fridge to avoid cross-contamination. For example, she said raw foods could contain pathogens that make people sick, so it’s important that they not come into contact with ready-to-eat foods.  Want to stock your fridge so it could earn a food safety inspector’s stamp of approval? Shumaker said to store raw foods below ready-to-eat options in case the packages leak.  “For example, keep raw chicken and meat on the bottom shelf of your fridge, while keeping vegetables and other foods you consume fresh on the top shelf,” she said. Shumaker added that it’s important to use appropriate lids and containers, and to clean your fridge regularly to prevent dirt or moisture buildup, which could also lead to contaminated food.

  1. Putting Newer Items At The Front Of The Pantry Or Fridge And Older Ones At The Back

If you were to peek inside your pantry right now, what would be at the very front? Your favorite bag of chips? The oatmeal you grab every morning when making breakfast? Though it might make the most organizational sense to put your go-to items right up front, Martin Bucknavage, a senior food safety extension associate at Pennsylvania State University’s Department of Food Science, said restaurants use a method called “first in, first out.”  “We want to use the oldest product first, based upon the stated shelf life,” he said. This, he explained, makes sure everything gets used and prevents expired food from hanging out in the pantry, completely forgotten about in the back.

  1. Dipping Your Spatula Into Food You’re Preparing For A Little Taste

When you’re cooking at home, part of the fun is tasting as you go — and it can be the key to making sure you have the right balance of spices. Both Bucknavage and Shumaker said that taste testing is allowed in restaurant kitchens, but there are strict rules for how to go about doing it.  “Because people can carry pathogens such as Staphylococcus aureus, this is an easy way to introduce bacteria into a food,” Shumaker said. “Tasting can be done, but needs to be done in a way that the taster is not contaminating the dish.”  For example, food should not be tasted over preparation or serving containers, and tasting utensils should be single-use. The safe way to test food, according to Shumaker, is to use a disposable utensil or a plate to take a sample from a dish and then to step away from other food as you taste it.

  1. Thawing Meat Or Fish On The Counter

Cooking meat or fish for dinner requires some forward thinking. You’ve probably never given a second thought to pulling something out of the freezer and leaving it on the counter to thaw while you go to work or run errands. But Bucknavage said that would never happen at a restaurant.  “This can lead to temperature abuse of the food. And with raw meats and fish, this can lead to spoilage of the product and growth of bacterial pathogens if present,” he said.  Instead, he said that restaurant workers would do a controlled thaw, with adequate temperatures maintained throughout the process and monitored with a thermometer.  “A general rule is that foods should not be above 41 degrees Fahrenheit, or below 135 [for maintaining hot foods], for longer than four hours,” Shumaker said.

  1. Not Properly Regulating Temperatures

Speaking of temperatures, both food safety experts who spoke to HuffPost said not enough people use one key tool at home: a food thermometer. Follow the Department of Agriculture’s guide to internal temperatures for every kind of meat to help cut down on foodborne illnesses.  Shumaker and Bucknavage said that making sure your refrigerator is the right temperature is important, too. The USDA says refrigerators should be set at 40 degrees or below.

  1. Stacking Wet Cutting Boards After Washing Them

If you keep your cutting boards on top of each other in a cabinet, you’re committing a food safety sin. Bucknavage said that, in restaurant kitchens, cutting boards are stored upright and never stacked.  “This is to ensure proper drainage. If stored on top of each other, moisture will be captured, which can result in mold growth,” he said.

  1. Drying Utensils With A Dish Towel

Anyone who’s ever worked in a restaurant kitchen knows that when a food safety inspector shows up, you must immediately hide all the dish towels, and especially make sure to remove them from countertops. That’s because they can be a breeding ground for bacteria.  “Drying with a dish towel could potentially recontaminate utensils in the event that the towel is contaminated,” Shumaker said. She said such implements should be air-dried instead.

  1. Letting Your Pet Hang Out With You While You Cook

This one might be obvious, but animals aren’t allowed in restaurant kitchens because they could contaminate areas with their hair, drool and other secretions. Both cats and dogs carry germs that can cause foodborne illness. If you are going to allow your pet in the kitchen, at least wash your hands between giving them some love and prepping your meal.  By putting this and the seven other habits to bed, you’re making your kitchen a pretty clean place to cook and eat — even if you do follow the 10-second rule every now and then.


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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