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Born on this day!! Filmmaker Roger Corman is 97. Country singer Tommy Cash is 83. Actor Michael Moriarty (“Law and Order”) is 82. Singer Allan Clarke of The Hollies is 81. Actor Max Gail (“Sons and Daughters,” ″Barney Miller”) is 80. Actor Jane Asher is 77. Singer Agnetha Faltskog of ABBA is 73. Actor Mitch Pileggi (“The X Files”) is 71. Singer Peter Case of The Plimsouls is 69. Rapper-actor Christopher “Kid” Reid of Kid ‘n Play (“House Party”) is 59. Guitarist Mike McCready of Pearl Jam is 57. Musician Paula Cole is 55. Actor Krista Allen (“Baywatch,” ″What About Brian”) is 52. Actor Victoria Hamilton (“The Crown”) is 52. Country singer Pat Green is 51. Rapper-producer Pharrell Williams is 50. Rapper Juicy J (Three 6 Mafia) is 48. Actor Sterling K. Brown (Film’s “Black Panther,” TV’s “This Is Us”) is 47. Singer-guitarist Mike Eli of Eli Young Band is 42. Actor Hayley Atwell (“Marvel’s Agent Carter”) is 41. Actor Lily James (“Downton Abbey”) is 34.


1971 – Canadian Fran Phipps became the first woman to reach the North Pole.
1614 – Pocahontas married John Rolfe.
1792 – George Washington cast the first presidential veto.
1887 – Anne Sullivan makes the breakthrough to Helen Keller by spelling “water” in the manual alphabet.
1951 – Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were sentenced to death for giving away atomic secrets to the Russians.
1955 – Winston Churchill resigned as prime minister of Britain.
1999 – Libya gave over two suspects in the Lockerbie, Scotland Pan Am bombing.

Today Is: National Day of Hope, Gold Star Spouses Day, Go For Broke Day, International Day of Conscience, National Bookmobile Day, National Deep Dish Pizza Day, National Flash Drive Day, National Walk Day, Paraprofessional Appreciation Day, Passover, Read A Road Map Day   

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – Survivor / 9:00 – FBI  /  10:00 – True Lies
NBC – 8:00 – Chicago Med / 9:00 – Chicago Fire / 10:00 – Chicago PD
ABC – 8:00 – The Conners / 8:30 – The Goldbergs / 9:00 – Abbott Elementary / 9:30 – Not Dead Yet / 10:00 – A Million Little Things
FOX – 8:00 – The Masked Singer / 9:00 – Farmer Wants A Wife
CW – 8:00 – The Flash / 9:00 – Riverdale

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Fallon: Matt Damon, Cecily Strong, Rema
Seth Meyers: Chris Pratt, Ali Wong, the Hold Steady, Brann Dailor
Watch What Happens Live: John Owen Lowe, Tom Schwartz
Daily Show: Guest host Roy Wood Jr.
The Talk: Alan Ruck, guest co-host Jamie Yuccas
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Penn Badgley, Kal Penn, Heidi Gardner, Sophie Liard
Kelly Clarkson: Mario López, Menudo, Brooke Shields, Echo Kellum
Tamron Hall: Tatyana Ali, Dennis Quaid, Heather Graham, Jesse Metcalfe

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

QUESTION: What can your POOP tell you about your overall health?? Turns out, quite a bit! This gut doctor says different colorations can indicate SERIOUS PROBLEMS!!


QUESTION: Why are all the contestants QUITTING ON AMERICAN IDOL?? First the woman who was “mom-shamed,” now.. DAVE STEWART’S DAUGHTER!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Does this girl GET AROUND, or WHAT?? Behind all the rumors, turns out Harry Styles and Emily Ratajkowksi have been dating for TWO MONTHS!! 


QUESTION: Why would you leave BARBIELAND for the REAL WORLD?? That’s the question as the first official trailer drops for the movie with Roby and Gosling!!
Wow: Viewers are plunged into the world where all the women are called Barbie and all the men Ken, leading to a chorus of 'Hi Barbie!' when Margot's character hits the beach

QUESTION: How do you prevent yourself from being FOOLED by AI?? Click through to see how you can tell a PHONY IMAGE from a real one!! (This one’s phony!!!)
The photo is said to have been created using an AI-generated AI (artificial intelligence) image generator called Midjourney
Bellingcat founder Elliot Higgins show what it would look like if Donald Trump was arrested or running from the police in AI

Coronation Dress Code Revealed

A new report about King Charles III’s coronation has revealed the pared-down dress code that the royal is requesting for certain attendees — and it gives a clue to how the royal family will be decked out for the occasion.  Over the weekend, The Telegraph revealed that members of the House of Lords — the second chamber of UK Parliament — have been told to ditch their special fur-trimmed coronation robes and coronets in favor of the basic robes they wear at the state opening of Parliament each year.  Since most don’t own their own robe, they’re allowed to borrow one from Parliament if they so choose.  If these guests, known as peers, choose to go even less formal, they may wear “standard business dress,” per invites.  The dress code is a major break with tradition as typically, members of the House of Lords are decked out in plush crimson velvet robes with white fur collars for coronations, like the 1953 ceremony for Queen Elizabeth II.  They also wear a small crown that denotes their rank in the British peerage, with each coronet varying in style.  Per the Telegraph, a duke wears a circlet with “eight strawberry leaves” and the most simple design — a band featuring “six silver balls” — is for a baron, the lowest rank of the peerage.  The Telegraph added that the new dress code is in line “with the monarch’s desire for a pared-back ceremony that reflects public attitudes towards the royal family and a desire to avoid excess during the cost of living crisis.”
*********AND… if they really want to go casual, they’re allowed to wear board shorts and a wife-beater!!
*****Charles, in support of drag queens, will be wearing an evening gown and spike heels!!
*****Camilla prefers to go formal, so she’ll don her new jewel-encrusted saddle!!
*******Harry and Meghan will keep a low profile in Speedos and trenchcoats!!

Raquel Welch’s Cause Of Death Revealed

Raquel Welch died at age 82 on Feb. 15 of cardiac arrest, according to a death certificate obtained by TMZ. The certificate also lists Alzheimer’s disease as a condition that led to the cause of death.  Welch’s longtime manager Steve Sauer previously confirmed to PEOPLE that she “passed away peacefully early this morning after a brief illness.”  He continued, “Her career spanned over 50 years starring in over 30 films and 50 television series and appearances. The Golden Globe winner, in more recent years, was involved in a very successful line of wigs.”  “Raquel leaves behind her two children, son Damon Welch and her daughter Tahnee Welch,” Sauer concluded.  Welch made her film debut in the mid 1960s, with breakout roles in 1966’s Fantastic Voyage and One Million Years B.C. that same year.  Following those, Welch would star in dozens of films, including 1973’s The Three Musketeers, which earned her a Golden Globe for best actress in a motion picture comedy or musical.
*****Thanks for the update. It’s like she died all over again!!

Moana Getting Live Action Treatment

Disney’s animated hit movie Moana is getting a live-action remake, the company announced.  The new version of the 2016 movie is under development, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who played the character Maui, said in a video.  “It’s still very early in the process,” he said. “There’s so much more work to be done.”  Moana, which is based on Pacific Islander cultures, is centered around “an adventurous teenager who, with help from demigod Maui…sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and save her people,” according to Disney.  Johnson, whose mother is Samoan, will be a producer on the upcoming movie and will reprise his role as Maui, who was inspired by Johnson’s late grandfather, High Chief Peter Maivia.  “I’m deeply humbled and overcome with gratitude to bring the beautiful story of Moana to the live-action big screen,” he said. “This story is my culture, and this story is emblematic of our people’s grace and warrior strength.”  Disney said Moana grossed almost $644 million at the box office globally and was nominated for an Oscar, a BAFTA and a Golden Globe.
*****Disney is double-dipping again!!
*******How about a spinoff for the chicken??

Barbara Walters Was Forced To Quit

ABC forced an ailing Barbara Walters to quit “The View” in 2014, according to former co-host Lisa Ling.  In a recent interview, Ling recalled a conversation she had with Walters on her last day on the talk show.  “‘Barbara, in a couple of months, are you going to be lounging in a hammock in Tahiti?’” Ling said she asked Walters while they were off the air.  “And [Walters] just leaned over and whispered, ‘They’re making me quit,’” she claimed to the Cut in a story published March 13.  Ling told the website that she has “never shared this with anyone.”  After starting her legendary career at NBC, Walters joined ABC in the 1970s and created “The View” in 1997. She co-hosted the roundtable show for 17 seasons and remained an executive producer until her death last year.  “I do not want to appear on another program or climb another mountain,” she told the Los Angeles Times in 2013 before retiring. “I want to instead sit on a sunny field and admire the very gifted women — and OK, some men too — who will be taking my place.”  After leaving “The View” — which centers on discussions about politics, entertainment, family and other trending topics between a diverse cast of voices — Walters leaned out of the spotlight and into a more private life.
*********NOW look at this show!! She must be spinning in her grave!!
******All grudges are off after death.. America forgives you!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Winner of the Week-(In Touch)

Days of Our Lives-(In Touch)

The soap opera scores a two-season pickup from Peacock, which will take it into its 60th season.



Noodle Restaurant Bans Cellphones

The owner of a ramen noodle eatery in Japan said he is banning customers from using their phones in order to speed up seating times — and preserve the integrity of the dish.  Kota Kai, owner and operator of Tokyo eatery Debu-chan, said he noticed the customers who waited the longest to dig into the bowls of ramen noodles placed in front of them tended to be watching YouTube videos on their phones.  Kai said he was concerned not only about customers tying up valuable seating space during peak hours, but about the way thin Hakata ramen noodles stretch out and are ruined after too many minutes in the soup.  The restaurant owner first pitched the idea of a smartphone ban on Twitter, and positive responses led to his enacting the policy.
*********Let’s do it!! How about “leave your phone at home day??”
*******That’s using your noodle!!!!
TOPIC: How long can YOU go with your phone turned off??

Time Capsule Unearthed

A time capsule buried on San Francisco’s highest peak was unearthed and opened 90 years later — and the box turned out to contain dozens of surprises.  Mayor London Breed and about 250 other spectators attended the event Saturday, which saw the San Francisco Historical Society examining the contents of the time capsule removed after 90 years from its concrete bed at the 103-foot Mount Davidson Cross.  The historical society said news reports from 1933 listed only a small handful of items inside the box, including water from the River Jordan, rocks from the Garden of Gethsamane in Jerusalem, local newspapers and city directories.  Officials opened the copper box with a power tool and were surprised to discover more than 30 items, including a preserved olive branch from Jerusalem and a 1933 Bay Area phone book. Officials said all of the items were remarkably well-preserved.
*********They were immediately stolen by a gun-toting homeless dude!! He was released from custody 10 minutes later!!
********A SF Time Capsule from 2023 would be filled with poop from the sidewalks!!
TOPIC: What would YOU put in a time capsule from 2023??

Giant Dairy Queen Spoon Found

A giant red spoon that was stolen from an Arizona Dairy Queen and sparked a mystery on social media was found Monday morning, and it’s partly thanks to Pokémon GO.  Michael Foster, 52, was playing the outdoor mobile game when he spotted the 15-foot spoon around 7 a.m. It was lying on the ground behind a fence that surrounds a Phoenix middle school baseball field, just 2 miles from the scene of the heist.  “The first thing I did was send a picture to my wife and I said, ‘It’s the spoon.’ She said call the police,” Foster said.  “I can confirm the Dairy Queen ‘red spoon’ was located and recovered this morning,” Sgt. Brian Bower said in an email Monday.  Detectives are continuing to search for the suspects who took the spoon, he added. Police are encouraging the public to submit any tips.
*******It was being used by a giant coke-head!!!

Florida Man Fires Gun In McDonald’s Drive-Thru

An impatient customer wreaked havoc at a McDonald’s drive-thru in Central Florida early Sunday morning. At approximately 3 a.m., officers were dispatched after receiving calls about two men fighting there, according to a news release from the Lakeland Police. While officers were en route, dispatchers received reports that “shots had been fired.” Upon arrival, cops saw a minivan in the roadway directly in front of the restaurant. Inside was a 28-year-old woman, “who had been shot multiple times,” and a 34-year-old man rendering aid. The woman was transported to a local hospital in stable condition with serious injuries; the male declined medical treatment at the scene for “a minor injury.” The suspect, later identified as Calvin Sousa, had already fled the location in a white vehicle, authorities say. Officers were told that prior to the alleged incident, the victims were in line waiting for their order, which had been “delayed due to an error.” The suspect, who was in his car behind the victims, became “upset and began honking the horn and yelling.” That’s when both the male victim and Sousa got out of their respective vehicles and engaged in a physical altercation. After the brief tussle, both returned to their cars and began to exit. As the minivan was pulling out of the parking lot, the suspect reportedly pulled up to the passenger’s side and fired “multiple shots” into the vehicle.
*********They call it “Easy like Sunday Morning”…. in Florida!!!
*******Ronald McDonald was grazed!!!









5 Things Productivity Experts Do If They’ve Been Putting Off A Task



  1. Identify the pain points.

“The very first thing that I do is ask: Why I am procrastinating? [When I discuss productivity, I talk about] identifying pain points. That means identifying the things that you hate/can make you procrastinate. I find that when you do that first, you get to the root and can then either solve your aversion to a task psychologically or simply by delegating.  It’s as simple as: I procrastinate on cleaning my house, so I should sit down and identify what makes my house dirty and how to solve it. An air purifier helps with dust. A robot vacuum precludes me from having to vacuum. Baskets by the door serve as catch-alls for my clutter. I should wear shoe covers when coming back in from walking the dog, etc.  For me, it was banking. There was a time when banking sites were exploring security and had all of these weird captchas. I absolutely hated logging in to check my accounts, reconcile my statements — something super important. I found a tool that integrated with Evernote, my core productivity hub, that automatically pulled in my statements to one of its notebooks. Pain point solved. It wasn’t an aversion to accounting, it was simply the process of logging in. This saved me on anxiety, fees and more.” — Lindsey Holmes, productivity consultant and CEO of Usable Tech Co.

  1. Write down simple things you can accomplish in a few minutes.

“I honestly acknowledge whatever feelings I have about the task, whatever they may be. I also consciously recognize the task isn’t going away and that I must deal with it. I then take a small practical step forward right away to gain some momentum. Some of my favorite things to do include:

  1. Set a timer for 15 minutes and get started on the task. I block out all distractions and make sure I spend 15 minutes working on the task in some way.
  2. Create a super-easy to-do list for myself to get inspired. I write down simple things I can physically do right now, which seems to help break through resistance. These actions are so incredibly simple and it may not seem like you’re making progress, but it works! Some ideas include creating a file folder, naming a word-processing document, picking up the phone, opening up an internet browser, turning on the computer or writing a single sentence.
  3. Pull out materials needed to complete the task. Sometimes I gather all the materials I’ll need to complete a task. Since I’ve already gone ahead and prepared materials, it seems wasteful not to work on the task.” — Rashelle Isip, productivity consultant
  4. Do the smallest step first.

“If I’m putting off something, I try to figure out a small specific step I can do. Ideally, this is something that inspires no resistance.  For instance, if I’m trying to organize my business expenses, I might just gather my credit card statements in one place. That’s no big deal! But any progress is often motivational, and getting started tends to be the hardest part. Many times I keep going. But if not, at least I’m closer to done than I was.” — Laura Vanderkam, a time management expert and author of the book “Tranquility by Tuesday: 9 Ways to Calm the Chaos and Make Time for What Matters”

  1. Use the Pomodoro technique.

“My effective antidote to procrastination is the Pomodoro technique. It involves setting a timer for 25 minutes and working on the task for that entire time without any interruptions or distractions. After the timer goes off, I take a five-minute break as a reward before starting the next 25-minute work period. If the task is difficult, I’d even go for five-minute intervals to just get started.

This technique helps me to break the task into manageable chunks and avoid burnout, while also giving me a sense of accomplishment after each work period. It’s a great way to tackle procrastination and increase productivity.” — Samphy Y, productivity coach

  1. Figure out why you’re procrastinating so you can do what you need to move forward.

“Whenever I notice that I am continuously kicking the can down the road on a certain task, I stop and try to determine the real reason why I keep putting it off. What I’ve learned about procrastination is that it involves a delicate balance between negative factors ― the reasons why we’re putting something off ― and motivation.  When those negative factors ― things like fear, overwhelm, and confusion ― outweigh our motivation, we’re going to keep moving that task to another day… and another day. Stopping to ask myself why I keep procrastinating and then digging deeper to define the core reason helps me figure out what I need to do to move forward. If something about the task feels confusing, my next step might be to ask for help or do some research.  If [feeling overwhelmed] is holding me back, I might need to break the task down into smaller parts to make the next step more manageable. And if I realize that I’m afraid of failure, I reconnect with my motivation and look back on past successes to push forward and get it done. If you realize you are repeatedly putting off a task, get to the bottom of the why in order to figure out what to do to move forward.” — Anna Dearmon Kornick, time management coach and host of the “It’s About Time” podcast


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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