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Born on this day!! Actor-director Clint Eastwood is 93. Singer Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary is 85. Keyboardist Augie Meyers of the Texas Tornadoes and the Sir Douglas Quintet is 83. Actor Sharon Gless (“Cagney and Lacey”) is 80. Actor Tom Berenger is 73. Actor Gregory Harrison is 73. Actor Kyle Secor (“Homicide: Life on the Street”) is 66. Actor Roma Maffia (“Nip/Tuck,” ″Profiler”) is 65. Comedian Chris Elliott is 63. Actor Lea Thompson (“Caroline in the City,” ″Back to the Future”) is 62. Singer Corey Hart is 61. Rapper DMC of Run-DMC is 59. Actor Brooke Shields is 58. Country bassist Ed Adkins of The Derailers is 56. “The Amazing Race” host Phil Keoghan is 56. Jazz bassist Christian McBride is 51. Actor Archie Panjabi (“The Good Wife”) is 51. Actor Merle Dandridge (“Greenleaf”) is 48. Actor Colin Farrell is 47. Trumpet player Scott Klopfenstein of Reel Big Fish is 46. Actor Eric Christian Olsen (“NCIS: Los Angeles”) is 46. Drummer Andy Hurley of Fall Out Boy is 43. Rapper Waka Flocka Flame is 37. Actor Curtis Williams Jr. (“Parent’Hood”) is 36. Singer Normani Hamilton of Fifth Harmony is 27.


1790 – The first U.S. Copyright Law was enacted, protecting books, maps, and other original materials.
1889 – Heavy rains caused the South Fork Dam to collapse, sending 20 million tons of water into Johnstown, Pa. Over 2,200 people were killed and the town was nearly destroyed.
1911 – The hull of the Titanic was launched in Belfast. At the ceremony, a White Star Line employee claimed, “Not even God himself could sink this ship.”
1961 – South Africa became an independent republic.
1962 – Former Gestapo official Adolf Eichmann was hanged in Israel.
1970 – An earthquake in Peru left more than 50,000 dead.
2004 – Alberta Martin, 97, one of the last widows of a U.S. Civil War veteran, died. She had married Confederate veteran William Martin in 1927 when she was 21 and he was 81.
2010 – Nine people are dead after an Israeli navy commando attacks a flotilla of cargo ships and passenger boats on their way to Gaza to provide aid and supplies for the area.

Today Is: National Smile Day, Necrotizing Fasciitis Awareness Day, National Senior Health & Fitness Day, Save Your Hearing Day, What You Think Upon Grows Day, World No-Tobacco Day, World Otter Day, World Parrot Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – FBI Most Wanted  /  9:00 – Grammy Salute To Paul Simon
NBC – 8:00 – Chicago Med  /  Chicago Fire  / 10:00 – Chicago PD
ABC – 8:00 – The 1619 Project
FOX – 8:00 – Master Chef / 9:00 – Gordon Ramsey’s Food Stars
CW – 8:00 – Nancy Drew / 9:00 – Riverdale

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Chris Hemsworth, Meghann Fahy, Måneskin (R 11/14/22)
Jimmy Fallon: Katie Holmes, Danielle Deadwyler, Anuel AA (R 1/17/23)
Stephen Colbert: Brett Goldstein, Amanda Warren (R 1/25/23)
Seth Meyers: Christopher Meloni, D’Arcy Carden (R 1/30/23)
James Corden: Rob Corddry, Hong Chau, Stephen Sanchez (R 3/7/23)
Watch What Happens Live: Pre-empted
Daily Show: Pre-empted
The View: Rose Byrne
The Talk: Sheryl Lee Ralph, guest co-host Irika Sargent (R 2/1/23)
Live with Kelly and Mark: Rupert Friend
Kelly Clarkson: Chrissy Teigen, Matt Iseman, Lukas Gage, Easton Corbin (R 3/22/23)
Tamron Hall: Leah “Carmella” Van Dale, Matt “Corey Graves” Polinsky, Anna Martin
Drew Barrymore: Kate Hudson, Julie Tremaine, Brendan Kirby (R 1/5/23)
Jennifer Hudson: Viola Davis (R 9/16/22)

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

QUESTION: How long does it take people to decide whether or not there will be a SECOND DATE?? On average, it happens about 19 MINUTES into the first date!!


QUESTION: What is “BED ROTTING,” and why is this Tik Tok Trend the LATEST in “Self Care??” Hint: It’s something every kid has done from the beginning of time!!


QUESTION: Are YOU willing to be seen drinking a BUD LIGHT, in spite of everything? Good news!! 24-packs are going for as little as $3.49, after sales dropped 30%!!!!


QUESTION: OK, are YOU willing to rank WOMEN’S BREASTS?? 1,000 men (and women) did, and these are their best-looking choices!! (Size is NOT a factor!)
The above image shows the five sets of breasts that were ranked as most attractive by the more than 1,000 men and women who reviewed the images. They were all moderately sized and had more volume in the area above the nipples

QUESTION: Is it WORTH IT??? (Probably!) Universal Music is reportedly ready to buy the entire catalogue of QUEEN’S hits for a staggering $1 BILLION! Biggest ever!

Benedict Cumberbatch And Family Attacked By Knife Welding Chef!

******It happened in London, where knives seem to be the weapon of choice!! Brits are working on “knife control,” but the National Knife Association blocking it!!
******The “chef” was formerly with the 5-star Beaumont Hotel in Mayfair, so he’s a CLASSY maniac!!
****He broke through their gate, threw a plant at the house and yelled, “I know you moved here!! I hope it burns down!!”
*****No word on WHY he did it, but possibly Benedict sent some food back to the kitchen!!!
****Crazy people are everywhere now!! We had a woman screaming and banging on our door last night!! We finally had to get up and let her out!!

Halle Bailey Goes Incognito To A Theater To Watch Herself As The Little Mermaid

********Sometimes, we go out in public incognito.. with no disguise!! Because no one knows what we look like!! Poor Ryan Seacrest.. he can’t do that!!
*******She wore sunglasses and a facemask, even sneaking by fans to grab a bucket of popcorn!!
*****By the way, it made $117 million.. and popcorn accounted for $75 million of that total!!
****AND an unwitting fan was so wrapped up in her own selfie, she didn’t notice the star of the movie!!
The look: She documented her escapades on TikTok, letting her more than two million followers see how she managed to vanish into the crowd

Queen Camilla Will Have A New Name Once Charles Dies And Prince William Becomes King

**********That name is “Dirt!!!”
*********Her actual title, should she outlive Charles (which is her plan), will be “Queen Dowager!!” (true)
******We don’t know what a dowager is, but it doesn’t sound good!!
*******Our title at home is “King Daddy Sir, Your Majesty!!!” We’re the only one who uses it!!

Growing Numbers Of Taylor Swift Fans Seem To Suffer From Post Concert Amnesia

*******Could it be because of the mind-numbing repetition of sound-alike songs?? Nah.. that can’t be it!!
********Concert-goers are reporting that they were incredibly excited, but can’t remember what happened!!
*****Sounds like a one-night stand!!!
*******An “expert” says that when your emotions are extremely stimulated, it means that nothing “stands out,” which is how you remember things!! He says, “Control your emotions!” (Yeah, try THAT line on Taylor Swift fans!!)

Keanu Reeves Saves Kate Beckinsale From Wardrobe Mishap When Her Crotch Cover Popped Open

**********It happened in 1993 on the red carpet at Cannes!! Her “gullet” (covering her crotch) popped open and was hanging there!!
*****She was posing with Denzel Washington, Keanu and Robert Sean Leonard!!
******Keanu gallantly held down the front part and Robert Sean Leonard covered her rear!! Denzel had no idea it was happening!!
******As for us, we’re just taking a few minutes to picture it!!!
BY THE WAY, the movie they were plugging was the reimagined Shakespeare romp, “Much Ado About Nothing!!”



Kim Smells Trouble:  Her Nose Is Failing!-(National Enquirer)

Nip/Tuck nut Kim Kardashian’s quest to remodel herself into a brunette Barbie doll continues, but sources say she’s hitting bumps along the way-including her wonky sniffer!  Curvy Kim, 42, has a history of denying her cosmetic surgery-including one obvious nose job-but sources snitch she’s gearing up to get her snout redone again.  She had her nostrils slimmed down a year or so ago because the flared dragon-style look was giving her anxiety,” sills a spy.  “But she wound up with a Roman-type snoot-something she doesn’t like at all.”



What’s the dumbest way you ever hurt yourself?
Ever have a real-life wardrobe malfunction?



Kentucky Man Runs Out Of Gas, Buys Lottery Ticket And Then Wins $1 Million Jackpot!

*******That’s just about enough for a tank of gas!! Inflation, right???
********He actually coasted into the gas station (true) and then thought, “This is my lucky day!!” THAT’S an optimist!!!
*******He says he’ll buy a new car, then start shopping for a new wife!!! Oh, and some teeth!!

Chicago Area Graduating Class Features 12 Sets Of Twins And 1 Set Of Triplets!

*********It must be the chemicals in Lake Michigan!!
********This really came in handy when the kids had to be in tow or three places at once!!!
*****If they got into trouble, the principal never knew who to discipline!!

Black Bear Breaks Into Connecticutt Bakery, Takes Down 60 Cupcakes

*****America is having a black bear crime wave, and they still want to defund the Park Service!! Unbelievable!!
*****Forget the IRS!! We need 87,000 new Twig Pigs!!
***In a related story, there’s a new epidemic of diabetes in the black bear community!!

Indian Official Drains Reservoir To Retrieve Smartphone After Taking Selfie!

*********He dropped his phone, so he ordered 2 million liters of water drained!!!
***Fortunately, India has plenty of water for the scorching summer!! Not!!!
********He was fired!! But they did find his phone. Unfortunately, it didn’t work!! Oops!!!
*******This guy is such a jerk, he may qualify to run for governor of California!!








5 Foods That Can Have A Negative Impact On Your Mental Health


Multiple Cups Of Coffee Or Espresso

For some people, too much caffeine can have a negative impact on anxiety. “If a person is prone to feeling anxious or has multiple stressors, know that over-caffeination causes an increased cortisol response and can lead to adrenal fatigue, a recipe for persistent stress and burnout, not to mention sleep issues,” said licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Brittney Jones.  Research suggests that consuming more than 250 milligrams of caffeine per day (that’s roughly 2 1/2 cups) could have a negative impact on anxiety, so Jones does her best to keep her coffee consumption under that amount. And for people who get jitters or anxiety spikes from coffee, consuming caffeine in the form of matcha can be a great alternative since it gives many people a feeling of calm alertness thanks to a compound called L-theanine.

Diet Soda

If you’re looking out for your mental health this summer, you might want to keep your diet soda consumption to a minimum. “Everyone loves a cold diet soda on a warm summer day, but the health concerns outweigh the benefits,” said Dr. Jacques Jospitre, Jr., a board-certified psychiatrist and co-founder of SohoMD. “While we know high-sugar sodas aren’t great for our health, diet sodas might actually be even worse. Many of these contain phenylalanine, which is an added chemical well-known to mess up brain neurochemistry by stopping the proper production of serotonin and dopamine, two molecules we need for good mood.”  Additionally, these drinks have artificial sweeteners like aspartame, “which is a known neurotoxin and may raise stress hormones like cortisol, as well as increase the amount of free radicals in the brain,” Jospitre said.


While a drink or two once in a while isn’t the worst thing, Danielle Tucci, a licensed professional counselor and the founder of Live Better Therapy Solutions, said she does her best to avoid alcohol when considering her mental health.  “While alcohol consumption is usually associated with social events, alcohol is a depressant and can lead to a negative mood state or the dreaded ‘hangxiety,’” Tucci explained. “This refers to the period where your body is recovering from a hangover and the stress hormone, cortisol, is elevated.”

Highly Processed Foods

Aura De Los Santos, a clinical and educational psychologist, said that when she eats certain processed foods —in her case, pancake mix from the grocery store — it causes anxiety spikes.  “One food that raises my anxiety peak is the box of pancake flour from the supermarket,” she said. “At breakfast time, I enjoy eating pancakes, but I have seen how my body becomes inflamed and how this generates anxiety when I eat these pancakes over two consecutive days. I have trouble concentrating, my mood changes, and I don’t feel calm. Bloating is very uncomfortable, and this negatively affects my mental health.”  Ultra-processed foods can alter bacteria in the gut. This bacteria interacts with our immune system, which eventually leads to chronic inflammation. Inflammation can cause bloating, as De Los Santos noted, but it can also contribute to depression.  Matt Glowiak, a licensed clinical professional counselor, said that even the “healthier options” in the frozen food aisle could lead to signs of depression.  “These meals contribute toward inflammation in the gut, which is where most serotonin (the happy neurotransmitter) is produced,” he said. “When serotonin is compromised, so is mental health. Upon consumption of ‘healthy’ frozen dinners, I would always feel like I ate a healthy thing and would have more energy in the short term, but then I would experience a crash and a combination of mild depression and anxiety. Now, I just stay away and opt for preparing whole foods.”

Candy (And Sugary Foods In General)

Jason Phillips, a licensed clinical social worker, said he does his best to steer clear of candy. “I will not eat candy like Tootsie Rolls or candy corn,” he said. “This Halloween-type of candy is very sugary, and sugar increases inflammation in the body, which is related to depression.” A 2015 study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggested sugary and starchy foods could contribute to depression.  That being said, the consumption of natural sugar — like the kind found in fruit — is a lot different from the type in candy. In fact, one study found that people who snack on fruit are actually less likely to report symptoms of depression. So while candy and other refined carbohydrate sources might be detrimental to mental health, not all sources of sugar are.


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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