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Born on this day!! Jazz drummer Jack DeJohnette is 81. Comedian David Steinberg is 81. Actor Sam Elliott is 79. Singer Barbara Mason is 76. Actor Melanie Griffith is 66. Actor Amanda Bearse (“Married…With Children”) is 65. Rapper Kurtis Blow is 64. “Today” co-host Hoda Kotb is 59. Actor Pat Petersen (“Knots Landing”) is 57. Actor Gillian Anderson (“The X-Files”) is 55. Actor Eric Bana (“Star Trek,” ″The Hulk”) is 55. Actor Thomas Lennon (″Reno 911!”) is 53. Bassist Arion Salazar (Third Eye Blind) is 53. Rapper Mack 10 is 52. Singer Juanes is 51. Actor Liz Vassey (“CSI,” ″All My Children”) is 51. Actor Kevin McKidd (“Grey’s Anatomy”) is 50. Actor Rhona Mitra (“Nip/Tuck,” “Boston Legal”) is 48. Actor Jessica Capshaw (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “The Practice”) is 47. Actor Ashley Johnson (“The Help”) is 40. Actor Anna Kendrick (“Pitch Perfect,” ″Twilight”) is 38.


1854 – Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, recounting his experiment in solitary life on the shores of Massachusetts’ Walden Pond, was published.
1936 – Jesse Owens became the first American to win four gold medals in one Olympics.
1945 – The United States exploded a nuclear bomb over Nagasaki, Japan, killing an estimated 74,000 people.
1965 – Singapore proclaimed its independence from Malaysia.
1974 – Vice president Gerald Ford was sworn in as president following Nixon’s resignation.
1995 – Jerry Garcia, lead singer and guitarist of the Grateful Dead, died.

Today Is: Book Lovers Day, International Coworking Day, International Day of The World’s Indigenous People, Veep Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – Big Brother  /  9:00 – Superfan  /  10:00 – So Help Me Todd
NBC – 8:00 – Fire and Rescue  /  9:00 – Chicago Fire  / 10:00 – Chicago PD
ABC – 8:00 – Judge Steve Harvey  /  9:00 – The Wonder Years  /  9:30  –  Abbott Elementary  /  10:00 – Funniest Home Videos
FOX – 8:00 – MasterChef  /  9:00 – Food Stars
CW – 8:00 – Nancy Drew / 9:00 – Riverdale

TV Talk Shows

**Due to the ongoing writers/ actors strike most shows are in reruns. (Stay Tuned!)


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

QUESTION: Think YOU’RE having a bad day?? A snake fell OUT OF THE SKY onto this Texas woman, then she was ATTACKED BY A HAWK!! What fresh hell is this??


QUESTION: Are Harry and Meghan trying to get back in with the Royals??? They’ve got a plan to mend the rift between the brothers.. but will it WORK????????


QUESTION: They did WHAT?? Remember when NASA blew up that asteroid?? They created a swarm of 37 boulders big enough to DESTROY A CITY!!! Oops!!!!!!!!!???????


QUESTION: Is “Barbie” a “two dimensional movie” that makes young girls grow up thinking that “White men are out to get them?” That’s what SHE thinks!!!!!!!!!!
Not impressed: British headteacher Katherine Birbalsingh slammed the new Barbie film after seeing it in New York, saying Greta Gerwig's film had a 'reductive narrative'

QUESTION: Can there ever be too much of a good thing? A fan suggests that Paige Spiranac and Kay Adams should golf together.. and they AGREED!! You’re welcome!!
Kay Adams, here in January 2023, could soon be teaming up with Paige Spiranac on the golf course.Paige Spiranac tweeted in August 2023 that she'd be "so down" to play golf with Kay Adams.

Mic Thrown By Cardi B Sells Big On EBay

********Original price? About $1,000!! Price after being thrown by Cardi B?? $99,900 on eBay!!! (true)
********Cardi B should bring a big stack of mics to every show and chuck ’em at people!!!
********By the way, the mic was auctioned by the owner of the production company.. and all proceeds are going to charity!

Jeopardy Has New Plans To Deal With Striking Writers: Old Questions and Former Contestants

*******Their first round of shows will be former losers given a “second chance!!”
****They’ll recycle some old clues from early shows, “Something in the ocean that’s liquid.” “What is water???”
*****Or the clue that Alex Trebeck gave Ken Jennings: “A garden implement that also means a sexually immoral person!!” Ken: “A hoe??” (Real answer: A rake!!)
*****They asked AI to write come clues!! The first one: “This would make the world a better place,” the answer: “The extermination of the human race!!” They’ve got some work to do.  

Riley Keough Opens Up About Family Drama After Lisa Marie’s Death

*********Bottom line: everybody’s happy again!!
*****She said her and grandma got it back together.
*****This interview was for Vanity Fair magazine. If we want the real scoop, we’ll have to put them in a room with Andy Cohen!!
UPDATE: She also talks about having MICHAEL JACKSON and NICHOLAS CAGE as stepfathers, and how her grandmother dated ROBERT KARDASHIAN!! STORY HERE!!
*****She also honored her grandfather by naming her new baby “Tupelo,” after Elvis’s birthplace!!

Thousands Attend Irish Funeral For Sinead O’Connor

****Too bad she didn’t know how many people cared about her.. she might still be alive!!
****Good idea: think of someone you know who might be struggling and reach out!!

Jada Pinkett Smith Is Beginning To Grow More Hair

*****We’d make a comment, but we don’t want to get slapped!!
******Maybe Will Smith can grow some hair.. on his balls!! (too much?)
******Now someone is going to ask: “Does she REALLY have alopecia??” But that’s not gonna be us!!
*******So it looks like it’s growing back.. and that’s a good thing!!

Amy Robach and TJ Holmes May Get Engaged

*****What are they waiting for? A prime time special??
*******A friend tells US Magazine that the couple has been “laying low.” Of course, she’s laying just a little bit lower than he is!!
****This will be TJ’s third marriage, so it’s gotta stick!!!
****They’re still getting severance checks from ABC, under the company’s “get laid and get paid” program!!!
*****They’re fantasizing about a reality show, documentary or daytime talk show. Meanwhile, we’d love to give them their privacy.. forever!!




Romance Report Card-(Life& Style)



Swinging from the chandelier!  The singer-songwriter tied the knot with boyfriend Dan Bernad at the Villa Olivetta in Portofino, Italy, on May 8.



Jeff Bezos-

Rumor’s are swirling that the Amazon founder proposed to girlfriend Lauren Sanchez after the former TV host was spotted on May 21 wearing a diamond ring on that finger in France.



Emma Watson-

No longer under his spell!  The Harry Potter star has reportedly split from her boyfriend of one year, Brandon Green, son of British billionaire Philip Green.





Californian Busted For Mannequin Passenger In HOV Lane

See the video HERE.
******To be fair, that mannequin is smarter than Gavin Newsom!!
******During the bust, the mannequin chose to remain silent!!!
*****The bust may also have been triggered by the fact that the mannequin was made up to look like the Frito Bandito!!

Celebrity Bear Hank The Tank Captured

**********Hank the Tank has broken into at least 21 homes in South Lake Tahoe.
*******Now she’s on her way to a Colorado wildlife sanctuary!!
*****The name Hank the Tank will revert to Rosie O’Donnell!!

Little Girl Injured By Golf Cart Driven By Fire Dog

*********The fire department was hosting a community event when their dog jumped into a golf cart and laid across the pedals!! It lurched forward and struck a 4 year old!!
*****There were already a bunch of paramedics there, so that worked out!! (She was unhurt)
*****A few minutes later, the little girl was back in the bounce house, and her parents were calling that accident attorney they heard about on your station!!

The Loch Ness Centre Needs Help To Find The Loch Ness Monster

**********On the weekend of August 26th and 27th, they’ll be conducting the biggest search ever with thermal drones, infrared cameras and a hydrophone!!
*****Of course, tourists are invited!!
*******He won’t get a lot of Americans!! We’re kinda tied up with all the B.S. about alien astronauts and crashed spacecraft!!










5 Habits That Can Drastically Improve Your Brain Health

Huffington Post

Taking Walks With A Friend

Consistent physical exercise is one of the best things you can do for your brain health. But you don’t have to be a triathlete to reap the benefits. Research has shown that older adults who frequently engaged in “leisure walking” were less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than those who didn’t.  While getting your steps in can help keep your mind sharp, Smalls has a hack for getting even more cognitive juice out of your strolls: Invite a friend.  “The triple threat against Alzheimer’s disease is to take a walk with a friend. You get the aerobic exercise that’s going to help your brain, the mental stimulation of a conversation, and ― if [your friend] is empathic ― you can talk about anything that’s bothering you.”  That combination of physical exercise, social connection and stress reduction is a potent brain-booster. Whether you set a weekly walk date with a friend or call loved ones every time you hit the pavement, your brain will thank you for the company.

Meditating For 10 Minutes

Stress is the enemy of healthy brain functioning. Science has long determined that exposure to chronic stress can damage the hippocampus and impair our memory. Since life isn’t getting any less stressful anytime soon, Smalls said a good tool to combat anxiety and worry is a regular meditation practice.  “My team at UCLA did studies where they found that just 10 minutes of meditation not only improved your mood but improved your cognitive function,” he explained. “You don’t have to take a vow of silence for a month at some retreat. Just a little bit of meditation each day can make a big difference.”  The style or method of meditation doesn’t matter as much as your consistency. Find something you like ― guided visualizations, mantra chanting, simple breathing exercises ― and make actively reducing stress a part of your daily routine.

Gratitude Journaling

Being a cynic isn’t just bad for your mood. It’s bad for your brain, too. Studies indicate that repetitive negative thinking is a potential marker for an increased risk of dementia and cognitive decline. Training yourself to find the silver lining by practicing gratitude can be a powerful antidote, but shifting your mindset isn’t easy. Pairing this habit with another brain-friendly practice, like writing by hand, can be a powerful one-two punch.  Jessica Fredericksen, the brain health program manager at the not-for-profit senior living and health care organization Goodwin Living, told HuffPost that writing by hand works the prefrontal cortex ― the part of the brain responsible for memory and recall. Repetitive exercises like reading aloud, simple math and writing by hand keep that part of your brain sharp.  Not a fan of journaling? Try writing letters to loved ones as another way to work your brain by combining the power of penmanship with social engagement.  “We don’t really write letters anymore,” Fredericksen said. “But a lot of people love getting mail. You obviously have that brain health activity of physically writing, but you also get that socialization and stress reduction. It’s really a positive thing to write to someone and connect.”

Keeping A Consistent Bedtime

Sleep plays a crucial role in how well our brains function. Dr. Daniel Rifkin, medical director of the Sleep Medicine Centers of Western New York and founder of the virtual sleep care network Ognomy, explained that while we’re drifting off to dreamland, our brains are hard at work consolidating memories and clearing toxins that build up when we’re awake.  “Our bodies have a lymphatic system that clears all the yucky stuff, but the brain doesn’t have that. It has sinuses where blood and cerebrospinal fluid flow through. [Researchers] discovered that when we sleep, there are certain brain cells that will shrink and swell to allow that cerebrospinal fluid to drain more easily and clear all the junk that we left in our brains during the day.”  This discovery has led Rifkin and other researchers to believe that the link between sleep deprivation and Alzheimer’s disease has a lot to do with not giving your brain enough time to clear out those toxins. Even getting just one hour less of the recommended amount of sleep every night increases your risk of dementia.  The best way to combat sleep deprivation? Keep a consistent bedtime that allows for at least seven hours of sleep.

Picking Up A New Team Sport

Learning is another key piece to healthy brain functioning. But picking up a new language or skill isn’t the only way to get the job done. If you really want to keep your brain on its toes, Frederickson recommends any social hobby that has a physical component. Whether it’s joining a yoga studio, taking a ballroom dancing course or playing pickup basketball with your friends, any activity that combines physicality, learning and social engagement is a guaranteed brain-booster.  “You’re learning something new, you’re getting physical exercise and you’re meeting new people,” she said. “We have some seniors who do senior parkour, so the possibilities are really endless.”  Humans are social creatures by nature, and research continues to back up the idea that relationships are good for our brains. One study found that meaningful social engagement with friends, family members and even strangers can reduce the loss of gray matter (the brain tissue responsible for normal day-to-day functioning) and associated cognitive decline.  So if you’re limited in what you can do physically, Frederickson said to opt for any hobby that combines learning and social interaction. Playing bridge and mah-jongg, for example, can be just as stimulating for the mind as joining a kickball team.  Improving your brain health doesn’t have to mean overhauling your life. The most important part is finding activities that you genuinely enjoy and can stick with. Integrating a few brain-friendly habits can make all the difference in how well your brain operates today, tomorrow and years down the road.


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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