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Born on this day!! Sportscaster Brent Musburger is 83. Drummer Garry Peterson of The Guess Who is 77. Singer Stevie Nicks is 74. Actor Philip Michael Thomas (“Miami Vice”) is 73. Actor Pam Grier is 73. Country singer Hank Williams Jr. is 73. Actor Margaret Colin is 64. Singer Dave Robbins (BlackHawk) is 63. Actor Doug Hutchison (“The Green Mile”) is 62. Actor Genie Francis (“General Hospital”) is 60. Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait is 60. Singer Lenny Kravitz is 58. Actor Helena Bonham Carter is 56. Drummer Phillip Rhodes of The Gin Blossoms is 54. Actor Joseph Fiennes (“Shakespeare in Love”) is 52. Singer Joey Kibble of Take 6 is 51. “South Park” co-creator Matt Stone is 51. Singer Lauryn Hill is 47. Bassist Nathan Cochran of MercyMe is 44. Actor Elisabeth Harnois (“CSI”) is 43. Actor Hrach Titizian (“Homeland”) is 43.


1521 – Martin Luther’s writings were banned by the Edict of Worms.
1868 – President Andrew Johnson avoided conviction for impeachment charges of “high crimes and misdemeanors” by one vote.
1940 – Allied troops began the massive naval evacuation of troops from Dunkirk, France, during World War II.
1959 – Pittsburgh Pirates’ Harvey Haddix pitched 12 perfect innings against the Milwaukee Braves before losing, 1–0, in the 13th.
1977 – George Willig, “the human fly,” scaled the World Trade Center in New York City by attaching himself to the window washer mechanism and walking straight up until falling into police custody when he reached the top. It took Willig three and a half hours to make the climb, and $1.10 in fines—a penny per floor.
1978 – The first legal casino to be operated in the United States outside of Nevada was opened in Atlantic City.
2003 – Rwandans voted to approve a new constitution that instituted a balance of power between Hutu and Tutsi.
2011 – Ratko Mladic, the former Bosnian Serb general responsible for the massacre of over 8,000 Muslims at Srebrenica in 1995, is found and arrested in Lazarevo, a farming town north of Belgrade, Serbia.

Today Is: Eat More Fruits & Vegetables Day, National Chardonnay Day, National Paper Airplane Day, World Lindy Hop Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Young Sheldon  /  8:30 – United States Of Al  /  9:00 – Ghosts  /  9:30 –  B Positive  / 10:00 – Bull
NBC – 8:00 – Celebrity Escape Room  /  9:00 – Law and Order SVU  /  10:00 – Law and Order Organized Crime
ABC – 8:00 –  Grey’s Anatomy  /  10:00 – The Rookie
FOX – 8:00 – Master Chef  /  9:00 – Welcome To Flatch
CW – 8:00 – Walker   /  9:00 – Legacies

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Rose Byrne, Sebastián Yatra
Jimmy Fallon: Machine Gun Kelly, Harry Kane
Stephen Colbert: Beto O’Rourke, Karl Urban
Seth Meyers: Jon Hamm, Julio Torres, a performance from the musical “Six”, Ulf Mickael Wahlgren
James Corden: Terry Crews, June Diane Raphael, Amos Lee
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Jon Hamm, the “American Idol” runner-up
Ellen DeGeneres: Jennifer Aniston, P!nk, Billie Eilish
The Real: The hosts break down skin care myths
Drew Barrymore: Billie Eilish, Missy Elliott, Big Boy (R 9/16/21)

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

QUESTION: Are the RAIDERS self-destructive?? Does the Pope drink tequila?? They’re giving COLIN KAEPERNICK a tryout!!! Hey.. what could go wrong????????


QUESTION: Why does this young woman use a walking stick?? Because her breasts weigh 28 POUNDS! She can’t get reduction surgery until she LOSES WEIGHT? Huh?


QUESTION: Should she TELL HER?? Her best friend is dying, and she’s FALLEN IN LOVE WITH HER HUSBAND!! They KISSED in the hospital garage!!! What to do???????


QUESTION: Will MEGHAN MARKLE visit her ailing father in the hospital?? This Royal Expert says she really should.. or people will think she’s a COLD PSYCHO BAY-ATCH!!
Thomas Markle had revealed to MailOnline's Dan Wootton on GB News last month that he wanted to visit Britain for the Jubilee

QUESTION: What did YOU take away from Kate Moss’s testimony? Depp fans are freaking out: “True love is eternal! His face lit up!! They’re GETTING BACK TOGETHER!!!!!!”

JLo Eager To Marry Ben

Jennifer Lopez seems to be in stressful situation as Ben Affleck is reluctant to marry.  Affleck proposed Lopez for the second time last month when he gave a huge green diamond ring to the singer and she displayed it on her Instagram page.  J-Lo – who ended her two-year engagement to Alex Rodriguez in April last year – is thought to be powering ahead with ideas for an intimate wedding in LA. An insider told Closer how the bride-to-be has started to become “stressed-out” by her beau’s reluctance to start planning.  “They are still very much together and planning their long-term future, but Ben is dragging his heels when it comes to organizing the wedding and it’s stressing Jen out,” reveals the source.  “It seems Ben is happy to wait until next year to get married. He and his team have told people it’s going to be a fairly long engagement and they’re happy just doing their thing without any stress. But that’s not really what Jen wants. After what happened last time, she can’t help worrying about the wedding being called off at the last minute.”  Jen has set her heart on marrying Ben and doesn’t want anyone to steal her thunder, according to insider. But Affleck is reminding her that they have the rest of their lives together and that there’s no great rush, but she wants him to be on the same page.
**********There’s only one solution: she has to get pregnant!!!! Oh, wait… she’s 50???
*****Maybe Ben got a little call from A Rod or Marc Anthony.. “watch out, dude!!”
******This is what happens: you propose when you’re drunk, and then realize what you’ve done!!
*****He should just take half his money to Vegas and put it on black!!!

Steven Tyler Suffers Relapse

Aerosmith has canceled a number of shows as Steven Tyler seeks treatment in rehab.  They canceled the June and July dates of its Las Vegas residency show Tuesday after he relapsed and entered a treatment center.  “As many of you know, our beloved brother Steven has worked on his sobriety for many years. After foot surgery to prepare for the stage and the necessity of pain management during the process, he has recently relapsed and voluntarily entered a treatment program to concentrate on his health and recovery,” the band said in a statement.  “We are truly sorry to inform our fans and friends that we must cancel our first set of Las Vegas residency dates this June and July while he focuses on his well-being,” the group added.  Aerosmith said it will resume the tour in September, when it is scheduled to begin a new series of shows Sept. 14.  “We are devastated that we have inconvenienced so many of you, especially our most loyal fans who often travel great distances to experience our shows,” the group said. “Thank you for your understanding and for your support for Steven during this time.”  He previously sought treatment in 2009.
*****A lot of rockers do this before every tour!! It’s called “prehab!!”
******They won’t let him go out before he can “walk this way!!”

Matthew McConaughey’s Hometown Hit With Tragedy

Matthew McConaughey said Tuesday that “action must be taken” after a shooting at an elementary school in his hometown of Uvalde, Texas, left at least 19 children and two teachers dead. “Once again we have tragically proven that we are failing to be responsible for the rights our freedoms grant us,” he wrote in a statement on his social media pages.  He said every American needs to ask, “What is it that we truly value? How do we repair the problem? What small sacrifices can we individually take today, to preserve a healthier and safer nation, state and neighborhood tomorrow?”  He said that Americans can’t accept mass shootings as the status quo.  He called it an “epidemic we can control,” adding that whatever way people lean politically, “we all know we can do better.”  Tuesday’s shooting is the deadliest school shooting since Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut in 2012.  He was born in Uvalde in 1969 and his mother was a kindergarten teacher at a school just a mile away from Robb Elementary School where Tuesday’s shooting unfolded.
********A lot of people are screaming for “gun control” on social media, but do they even know what they mean?? Do they know what laws are already in place? What are they proposing?? And does taking guns away from sane people stop crazy people?? Answering these questions is tougher than blurting out an emotional response. 

Tom Cruise Is A Great Pilot

In a recent interview with Good Morning America, Jennifer Connelly admitted that flying isn’t her “favorite” thing to do despite the movie being about airplanes. She shared that Tom Cruise took her up in a World War II-era plane during their time filming “Top Gun: Maverick.”  “It was an extraordinary experience,” Connelly said. “It was a P-51, which is a World War II plane, and it was pretty extraordinary. We were flying, skimming the top of the mountains and there was a jet right off our wing that was filming us, so it was definitely flying unlike any flying I’ve done before.”  When asked if she was nervous to get in the plane with Cruise, she responded, “He’s such a good pilot and he’s so meticulous in absolutely everything that he does, so it was kind of therapeutic for me.”  She continued: “As someone who doesn’t really love to fly to do that kind of flying with someone like him I could just enjoy it.”  Connelly stars as Cruise’s love interest in the film. She shares in the interview that before filming, she had never met the actor or starred with him in a movie.  “He’s just a great actor, so he makes it just a joy working with him,” Connelly said as she described her character’s role in the movie.  Connelly plays the character Penny Benjamin in “Top Gun: Maverick” which was mentioned in the original 1986 “Top Gun.”
********Tom Cruise is truly nuts!! He does his own stunts, and he’s a great pilot in his own right!!
*****This movie smokes!!!

Johnny Depp Popular On Netflix

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” has seen a surge of views — propelling the film into Netflix’s Top 10.  The 2005 flick — directed by Tim Burton — found itself sitting at No. 8 of the streaming giant’s Top 10 as of Tuesday, Entertainment Weekly reported.  Depp stars as the eccentric chocolatier, Willy Wonka, who allows five children to tour his factory.   Burton’s adaptation came almost 35 years after the beloved 1971 movie “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,” starring the late Gene Wilder as the title character.  Depp’s later iteration grossed more than $475 million worldwide and received generally positive reviews despite several people calling Depp’s performance unsettling. The film also stars Freddie Highmore, Helena Bonham Carter and Christopher Lee.
********Interesting.. since Amber Heard accused him of sticking a wine bottle up HER chocolate factory!!
TOPIC: You’ve seen the trial.. do you think Johnny will get his judgment??

Elvis Actor Suffers Health Problems After Filming

Actor Austin Butler said his body “started shutting down” just one day after filming wrapped for the forthcoming biopic, “Elvis.”  Austin, who plays Elvis, said he was rushed to the hospital in March 2021 where he spent a week bedridden, according to an interview with GQ.  Butler was diagnosed with a virus likened to appendicitis after immersing himself in the role so much that his body revolted.  “I woke up at four in the morning with excruciating pain,” Butler said. “My body just started shutting down the day after I finished Elvis.”  In February, Warner Bros. dropped a full-length three-minute clip featuring Butler dressed as the musician — slick black hair, sunglasses, and his famous bedazzled white jumpsuit — alongside Olivia DeJonge starring as Presley’s wife Priscilla.  “Elvis” will chronicle Presley’s rise to fame and offer a glimpse into his working relationship with manager, Colonel Tom Parker, played by Tom Hanks.
*********He almost killed himself with peanut butter and banana sandwiches!!!

The Texas school shooting happened in Matthew McConaughey’s home town. Here’s what he had to say about it.


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Loose Talk-(Us Weekly)

“It was really the most accidental thing to happen in lockdown.  It wasn’t like, ‘It’s three o’clock, it’s time to write a song!’”-On collaborating with girlfriend Taylor Swift, Joe Alwyn.

“As far as me and how this is going, it’s really, I’m not proud of it, it’s a sh*t show…..It’s really nothing to hide here as far as, like, divorce sucks.”-On her split from Matthew Lawrence, Cheryl Burke.

“Samantha lives forever in DVD land and she’s as great as she ever was and I love her and I feel she is protected and life goes on”-On her decision to not join the Sex and the City reboot, Kim Cattrall



Cat Rescued From Under Vehicle

Authorities in Florida came to the rescue of a cat that became stuck while apparently attempting to climb into the undercarriage of a vehicle.  The Seminole County Sheriff’s office said deputies responded to help a resident in the Oviedo area who found a cat with the front half of its body stuck in the undercarriage of the car.  Photos from the rescue show a deputy on the ground carefully extracting the frightened feline.  The sheriff’s office said the cat was safely removed.
*********One life down.. eight to go!!
TOPIC: My animal encounter in the car!!!

Foul Ball Ends Up In A Cup Of Beer

A Cincinnati Reds fan attempted to catch a foul ball during the team’s loss to the Chicago Cubs, but his beer did most of the work, as it landed in the cup placed directly in front of him.  Several fans reached up to catch the ball, which deflected off hands and fell into the man’s cup while it was in its cup holder. The man then picked up the cup, raised it to the crowd and chugged the beer with the ball still in it, which prompting applause from fellow fans.  “He just provided the greatest additive to a beverage,” Reds broadcaster John Sadak said on Bally Sports. “Oh, the deliciousness, that is game-used beer.”  “A little rosin, a little dirt,” fellow broadcaster Chris Welsh said. “Thank goodness they’ve outlawed the spitball.” The Reds also tweeted a joke about an unwritten rule for fans of legal drinking age: “If a ball lands in your beer, you must chug it.”
*******That’s what Andy Cohen said!! Oops.. not the same thing!!
TOPIC: Ever catch a foul ball??
TOPIC: If a game ball landed in your beer, would YOU chug it???

Bees Overtake Airport

A team of bee removal experts were summoned to Louisiana’s largest airport to remove more than 15,000 swarming insects that had taken up residence on a piece of equipment.  Craig Forsythe of Bee Guyz LLC said he and his team responded Sunday to Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans after being contacted by Delta Airlines workers.  Forsythe said about 15,000 honeybees were found swarming on a piece of equipment used for loading and unloading luggage from planes.  Forsythe told WDSU-TV the bees were safely removed and relocated to a “special place.”  See the video HERE.
*******Did you see the video?? Everyone was buzzing about it!!
******Were the bees being transported in someone’s luggage?? We need to know!!
*****We were going to invest in a beehive, but we didn’t wanna get stung!!!

Former Jaws Actor Named Police Chief

A man who as a child had a brief but key role in “Jaws” has been named police chief on the Massachusetts island on which the 1975 movie was partially filmed.  Jonathan Searle was offered the job of police chief in Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard last week.  “I’m clearly elated and and I’m humbled and honored to have been offered the position,” Searle, currently a sergeant with Edgartown police, told the Vineyard Gazette, which first reported the appointment.  The movie centers on the efforts of a police chief in a fictional resort town trying to rid the local waters of a killer shark. Scenes were filmed in various locations on Martha’s Vineyard.  In the movie, Searle played one of two boys who send beachgoers into a panic by swimming around with a fake shark’s fin. Searle, whose father was police chief in Edgartown, takes over in Oak Bluffs next month.
*********Let’s just hope that life doesn’t imitate art!! Or something!!!
******The shark’s name was “Bruce!!” And remember: “The Bruce is Out There!!”








How To Talk To Kids About School Safety



Take A Glass-Half-Full Approach

“We advocate for a glass-half-full approach with kids ― focusing on the positive,” said Michele Gay, who co-founded the nonprofit Safe and Sound Schools after losing her daughter Josephine in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Instead of emphasizing potential dangers, she recommends drawing attention to places where students can find examples of safety and various things that support safety in school.

“It’s all about orienting students to their space and using kid-friendly language,” she said. “Always make sure that you’re not using scary imagery or ‘bad guys’ or anything like that. Just talk about safe and unsafe. ’If you feel unsafe, how can you get to safety and where might you find safety? Who might help you find safety?”

Don’t Try To Scare Kids

Amanda Klinger, the director of operations for the Educator’s School Safety Network, echoed Gay’s sentiment of positivity. Over the years, news reports have shown schools conducting hyperrealistic active-shooter drills in which police fire blanks or shout and pound on doors ― events that have been shown to traumatize students.

“That’s not increasing the skills of the people in that school building,” Klinger said. “When we have actual events, and we have to respond, yes, that’s going to be scary for kids. But when I do a drill with kindergarteners, it shouldn’t be, ‘Boys and girls, when the homicidal maniac with the AK-47 comes to kill us, what would we do?’ There’s no reason we should do that.”

Like Gay, Klinger noted that it’s important to focus on finding safety. Teaching young kids how to quickly evacuate, whether it’s because of a gunman or a collapsed roof, doesn’t have to be frightening.

“Ask kindergarteners what we’d need to do if we needed to get out of the classroom in a hurry so that no one gets trampled or left behind,” she explained. “We’d be careful with our bodies when we leave, we’d follow the teacher, we’d pay attention and we’d use our listening ears and our looking eyes. That’s not scary.”

Use Age-Appropriate Activities

One activity that Safe and Sound Schools promotes in classrooms is a game called Safety Tag. “It works great with little ones, and all you need is a pack of Post-Its,” said Gay.

Educators gather their students in their classroom, cafeteria, gym or hallway and give each child a handful of Post-it Notes. Then they can ask the students to walk around the room and use a Post-it to tag anything they see that represents safety, makes them feel safe or could support their safety in various circumstances.

“Within a matter of 60 seconds, the room is usually littered with Post-its,” Gay explained, adding that kids often tag things like the fire extinguisher, the first-aid kit and even the teacher. “That kind of approach gets them to stop and see that, in this uncertain world where we unfortunately hear about tragedy after tragedy, we are doing an awful lot and have many resources to support safety and keep everyone safe in schools.”

Parents can do this sort of exercise with their kids as well, by asking them to find five things that keep them safe at school and report back when they return home that day.

“That’s a great conversation starter for parents who want to make sure their children are aware of those things and know how to utilize them if they should need them ― without coming at it from that really negative, worst-case scenario angle,” Gay said.

There are also many age-appropriate books that teach kids about safety. Gay recommends The Lockdown Drill by Deputy Becky Coyle. “The book introduces in a gentle, kid-friendly way what this safety procedure is and why we do it in schools. It’s good to sit down in a comfortable, cozy environment with kids to curl up with a helpful book. It’s a no-stress way to open the door to these conversations.”

Recognize Safety Comes In Many Forms

Gay and Klinger both emphasized that school safety encompasses so much more than active-shooter drills and security checks. Other major safety issues include earthquakes, tornadoes, fires, floods, blizzards, bullying, sexual violence and playground injuries.

Rather than harping on school safety events that make national news, it’s more important to focus on the specific risks that students are more likely to face at their particular school.

“If my school is a mile downwind from a chemical plant, that’s a more likely hazard than other things,” Klinger said. “That doesn’t mean we need to be paralyzed by fear, but it means we need to see if we’ve addressed that risk.”

Klinger said she gets concerned when she sees so much expenditure on strengthening the security of buildings. “Having an additional lock or buzzer does nothing if the biggest risk we face at school is that we don’t have adequate supervision at dismissal and a kid is going to be hit by a bus … or the LGBT kid that’s getting bullied. We need to make sure what we’re doing is part of a comprehensive all-hazards approach.”

Focus On Building Life Skills

“When we’re talking about safety, we’re talking about life skills,” Gay explained. “Those things that we teach regarding safety in school can apply out in the world, at home, in the grocery store, at the movies, at the mall. Wherever you are, wherever you go, you want to take a little time to orient yourself. The information and behaviors kids learn can serve them for the rest of their lives.”

Both Gay and Klinger noted that “stop, drop and roll” is a classic life skill students learn as part of safety lessons in school. “If you think about it, the thought of burning to death sounds really terrifying,” Klinger said. “But we’re able to talk to kids about ‘stop, drop and roll,’ and it doesn’t cause the chaos, fear and anxiety that we see around other conversations about school safety.”

To that end, it’s crucial that educators frame these discussions in a way that helps students and parents understand they’re doing different safety drills not because schools are fundamentally terrible, dangerous places, but because these are life skills.

“It’s about knowing how to respond appropriately, how to follow directions, how to be aware of your surroundings,” Klinger said. “Asking yourself, how would I evacuate this building if the roof collapsed?”

Know What Their Schools Are Teaching

Many parents, especially around the start of the school year, have questions about what’s going on with safety in their child’s school.

“Historically, this is not a conversation we invited parents to be a part of. When you start the school year as a parent, you receive a lot of paperwork ― including forms for parents to sign up for committees, projects or other types of volunteering ― but there’s hardly ever anything related to safety that involves parents,” Gay said.

As parents come forward and ask questions, however, this has shifted a bit, as schools are sharing more information.

“Of course, schools aren’t going to give parents the alarm codes or pass out the blueprints, and things like that. But certainly, they can and should be telling them about protocols that are in place,” she added.

Gay offered a number of questions parents should consider asking teachers: Which drills do you practice? How many times a year do you practice them? What kind of teaching goes on beforehand? How many ways are you able to quickly secure the classroom if you need to? How many ways are you able to get out of this classroom if you need to? In what ways are you able to communicate? Do you feel there’s more you need that parents can provide? How can I help?

Perhaps the biggest question, however, is: What kind of language do you use with my child to talk about these issues and prepare them for safety in a variety of circumstances? This question is significant because parents already have the basic math and reading education to support those curriculums at home, but they likely don’t know what their kids are learning about safety.

“The safety curriculum needs to be supported by parents at home, too, just like science or reading,” Gay said. “So what words are they using in school? Are they saying, ‘Run, hide, fight’ or ‘Get out, keep out and hide out’? Are they using the word ‘violence’ or different vocabulary? That way, parents can weave that language into everyday conversation and help them learn about safety.”

Beyond questions about language and protocols, parents should also ask what their roles are in the case of a crisis.

“Are you expecting me to stay at home, stay informed and wait to get the word about what I’m supposed to do next?” Gay said. “If so, what’s the most reliable way to get that information? Is it our local news station? The school website? Twitter? What tools do I have for getting information, and which ones do you want me using?”

Be Realistic And Reassuring

“I think that when parents talk to their students, there needs to be a real discussion of how statistically unlikely these events are,” Klinger said. Although ESSN’s research has shown a recent uptick in school-based violence and threats, she still emphasized that it remains statistically unlikely a given child’s school will have an active-shooter event.

It’s important to ask kids to share their concerns, hear them out and respond in a realistic, reassuring way. Parents can note these threats are real, but many of them are not likely ― and even though that may be the case, there are still many ways to prepare for them in case they do come to pass. Getting kids involved in the preparation process can also be encouraging.

Use Resources

There are resources for parents that can help inform discussions about school safety with kids. The Safe and Sound Schools website offers safety toolkits that include a questionnaire for parents, as well as a specific “Parents for Safe Schools” guidelines.

The ESSN website also offers free resources about moving beyond strictly security or active-shooter-focused approaches. Klinger and her mother, ESSN co-founder Amy Klinger, published a book called Keeping Students Safe Every Day: How to Prepare for and Respond to School Violence, Natural Disasters, and Other Hazards, which is geared toward educators and administrators but has gotten positive feedback from parents as well. For parents looking to learn more about these issues, Amanda Klinger suggested the University of Virginia’s Model for Student Threat Assessment and the U.S. Secret Service’s Operational Guide for Preventing Targeted School Violence.

Klinger also recommended parents look to school boards for guidance about what makes sense and what the best practices are. “Parents can advocate for change. It’s important to figure out what’s best for students, not what’s convenient for adults.”


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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