Friday, January 30, 2009
Following our Super Bowl discussion (official prediction: Steelers in a blowout...and by the way, you only have 48 hours to qualify for our Beat the K-Crew contest and win $107!! Do it now at www.k107.com), author Lia Steakley told us how to live BIG and BOLD with her book Dream It. List It. Do It! Find Lia and the book online at www.43things.com.
Valerie from the Wisconsin Tourism Bureau gave us the highlights for another weekend in the Badger state. If you missed the list, or just want to see what else is going on, check out www.travelwisconsin.com.
As mentioned, WWE Superstar and Green Bay native Mr. Kennedy chatted about his new movie Behind Enemy Lines: Columbia. Mr. Kennedy is signing autographs at the Best Buy near Lambeau Field in Green Bay. Stop out from 4 to 6 tomorrow afternoon to see Mr. K, or stop by www.wwe.com anytime.
Tony Meade was our final guest this morning, talking movies and such. A couple of new releases, both sounding rather tense: Taken, starring Liam Neeson (Qui-Gon Jin) and The Uninvited, starring Elizabeth Banks (Laura Bush). Find movie listings and showtimes at our website under "Movie Listings" (clever, no?).
Thursday, January 29, 2009
In honor of the big O, we started off with our regular Thursday segment, Weekend Buzz. What are the hot spots for a birthday weekend? Check out the Horicon Bank Community Calendar at http://www.k107.com/. Also don't forget the fun at The Paine's Family Discovery Gallery. Go to http://www.thepaine.org/ for details.
Super Bowl XLIII (pronounced exlee, I believe) happens this weekend in Tampa. NOW is the time to make your prediction and win 107 bucks. Go to http://www.k107.com/ and tell us the winner, total points and total passing yards. Good luck.
Our financial expert Jan Picard made her triumphant return to Jon & Mary in the Morning. Since the economy is swirling the drain and tax season is upon us, 'tis good to have Jan in your corner. Find her office on Algoma in Oshkosh, call 1-800-881-5237 or online at http://www.financialarchitects.biz/.
Last, if you haven't seen The Wrestler yet, see it. Go now! As my mom said, "I loved it and I hate wrestling." Keep an eye out for the guy with the staple gun. That's Necro Butcher, pro wrestler and all around nice dude. He was scheduled to stop by to talk about the film and his bloody career...but his wife had him in a figure-four leglock. We'll reschedule for next week. In the meantime, he's got a website - http://www.necrobutcher.com/.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
As SBXLIII draws near, time is running out to make your prediction to Beat the K-Crew and win 107 smackers. Go to www.k107.com and click the link for all the details.
Speaking of BIG HUGE football games, we're also ready for all the BIG HUGE commericals that come along with it. Not so fast says Mark Stevens. Our first guest this morning actually says that Super Bowl ads are stupid and not worth the time and money spent on them. Agree? Disagree? Let Mark know about it at his website, www.youmarketingsucks.com.
Sir Ken Robinson is the author of The Element and he stopped by to fill us in on that passion that dwells inside all of us. Find the passion, he says, and change everything. Ken's website for more info is www.theelementbook.com.
Our last guest this morning revealed the medicines that heal, and those that kill (cue ominous music). Richard Lentz is the CEO of Seagate Products and can be reached at www.seagateproducts.com or at 1-888-505-4283.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
As the countdown to SBXLIII continues, the debate this morning centers around whether or not Cardinal QB Kurt Warner's wife Brenda looks better with her new wig, or in the classic silver spikes. We fell in love with the original Brenda back when Kurt was with the Rams, so put our vote in the "silver" column, although that is one dandy looking wig.
Joey T is in for vacationing Mary this morning, and helped us welcome our first guest Susan Albers with her new book, Eat, Drink & Be Mindful. End your struggle with mindless eating and learn to lose weight by savoring food with intention and joy, says Susan. Makes sense, right? Susan's website has more resources at http://www.eatingmindfully.com/.
Ben Sherwood, the author of The Survivor's Club joined us after 8:00 to detail why some of us seem to be luckier than others and why birthdays and holidays may be hazardous to your health. It's a great read and recommended by Dr. Mehmet Oz and Tom Brokaw. Find Ben online at http://www.thesurvivorsclub.com/.
Our final guest this morning was Tex-Mex Expert (texpert? mexpert?) Jane Butel serving up a bowl full of knowledge with her book, Chili Madness. The second edition has over new 130 chili recipes, which calculates to almost 600 tons of methane gas production. The website, if you dare, is http://www.janebutel.com/.
It's also Day Two of our Super Bowl contest...go to http://www.k107.com/ and make your prediction for a chance to win $107!!
Monday, January 26, 2009
Joey T is in for Mary this morning as we kick off our Super Bowl week. Don't forget to make your predictions at http://www.k107.com/ and get yourself qualified to win 107 big ones.
Dr. Zest joined us on the K-Lines live from sunny Florida, talking SAD, or Seasonal Affective Disorder. For more tips on getting through the winter months, visit http://www.drzest.com/.
Brent Peterson is the co-author of Fake Work, detailing the culture of more hours spent at work with less getting done. Brent's book is now in stores and at Amazon. Find out more at www.fakework.com.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Jeanne Wagner from The Paine Art Center joined us this morning with all the details on another great Saturday in the Family Discovery Gallery. To find a full schedule of events, go to http://www.thepaine.org/.
Be like Thurston Howell III and Retire With A Mission. Dr. Richard Wendel says it's possible in his new book. With 73 million baby boomers reaching retirement age in the next 15 years, the time is now to start planning ("I say, Lovey...indeed"). Go to http://www.amazon.com/ to find the Doc's book.
The Boys & Girls Club of FdL is having the first annual "Reach for the Stars Celebrity Auction and Dinner" on February 13th at the American Legion Hall. For details and tickets, call Dan at 920-924-0530 or log on to http://www.kidsclubfdl.org/.
Our K107.1 Relationship Expert Bob Buchicchio stopped by to chat about separation, divorce and stress...always a fun topic. Bob's book and his website are the same, Taking Space and http://www.takingspace.com/.
Transitioning nicely into our final guest, we discussed the route more and more people take when it comes to dealing with stress and anxiety. Andrea Tone is the author of The Age of Anxiety: A History of America's Turbulent Affair With Tranquilizers. Find her online at http://www.mcgill.ca/.
UPDATE: Mr. Ledger was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar. Find a full list of nominees at www.oscar.com.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
The 13th Annual Chocolate Fantasy sponsored by Soroptimist International returns to the Ramada Plaza Hotel in downtown Fond du Lac this Sunday. A pair of local oompa-loompas stopped by to give us the scoop on all of the melt-in-your-mouth fun. For details, email either Audrey at email@example.com or Connie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
President Obama was spotted reading Younger Next Year: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy Until You're 80 and Beyond by Dr. Henry Lodge. Dr. Lodge ran down his 7 rules for us and invites feedback at his website: http://www.youngernextyear.com/.
K107.1 Bridal Expert Sharon Naylor talked about the good and the bad when it comes to bridal fairs. Check out Sharon's website at www.sharonnaylor.net.
Finally, here's the recipe for President Obama's "favorite dessert" (as of 2001, at least), called DIXIE KITCHEN AND BAIT SHOP PEACH COBBLER:
Makes 10 servings
For the filling:
15 cups frozen peaches (about seven 10-ounce bags), thawed and drained
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 rounded teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
3/4 cup peach juice (the juice drained from the frozen peaches is fine)
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, cut into small pieces
For the crust:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup Crisco shortening
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, cut into small pieces
1/3 to 1/2 cup ice water
1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Lightly coat a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
2. To make the filling, arrange the peaches in an even layer in the prepared baking pan. Set aside.
3. In a large bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg. Whisk in the peach juice until smooth. Pour the mixture over the peaches. Sprinkle the butter over the top. Set aside.
4. To make the crust, in a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. Add the shortening and butter, then use a pastry blender or gloved hands to work them into the dry ingredients until the mixture forms pea-sized lumps.
5. Slowly add the water, adding enough and mixing only until the dough holds together. Do not overmix.
6. Place the dough between 2 sheets of parchment paper. Roll out the dough into a rectangle slightly large than the baking pan and about 1/4 inch thick.
7. Remove the top sheet of parchment paper. The dough then can be cut into strips and woven into a crust over the cobbler (this is the method preferred by Andresen).
8. For an easier crust, invert the crust onto the baking pan and carefully peel off the parchment paper. Trim the crust to fit just inside the edge of the pan and make a couple of slits in the top.
9. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, or until the crust is golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
(Recipe adapted from the Dixie Kitchen and Bait Shop in Chicago)
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
It's a new release Tuesday, so run out to your local record store and pick up the latest Mariah Carey LP...or if that's too old-fashioned for you, Marky Mark Wahlberg is back as Max Payne today on DVD.
Barry Libert was our first guest this morning to discuss his new book, Barack Inc. What are the lessons you can learn from the Obama campaign, and how can you apply them to your life? Go tohttp://www.barackinc.com/.
Professor Sean Savage was also in an inaugural mood and stopped by to chat about the history of inaugurations. Find his three books online at Amazon or check out his profile at www3.saintmarys.edu/political-science-faculty.
Our final guest was Tania Gabrielle, numerology expert and all around good gal. What do the numbers say as Obama takes office? How do the numbers affect your life? Tania's website has the answers:http://www.taniagabrielle.com/.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Whew, that was intense, no? Okay, on to today's show. Besides celebrating the great MLK and a recap of yesterday's inauguration woodstock, we chatted with author Larry Julian. Larry wrote God Is My Coach, called a "must read" for anyone searching for peace of mind in our hectic world. Find out more about Larry and the book at http://www.larryjulian.com/.
Disney on Ice is coming to Milwaukee's US Cellular Arena next month. This morning we had your first chance to win a family 4-pack of tickets. Listen all this week for manymanymany more chances to win with us, Nick Thomas at Work, and during The 2nd Shift with Joey T.
Our final guests this morning were Angel and Chad from Snap Fitness, part of Fit Happens '09. Being strong in more areas than just body odor has long been a goal of ours...and with a little help from the Snap crew, we're close to making good. Go to www.snapfitness.com for great deals on memberships.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Our first guest this morning was Jessica Palm, chatting up the fun at the Paine Art Center's Family Discovery Gallery. Check out http://www.thepaine.org/ for details, or go to http://www.k107.com/ for a full list of weekend events at the K107.1 Horicon Bank Community Calendar.
Author Melanie Beattie discussed the struggles involved with codependency (spell check on aisle 3!). Her book "The New Codependency" gives a little help and guidance for those who find themselves adrift. Melanie's website is http://www.melodybeattie.com/.
Single mothers are the new "it" girl?!? According to dating expert Lisa Daily, the number of men aged 25-44 will outnumber women by over a MILLION by the year 2010...making those single mommys very popular. Lisa's new book, "How To Date Like A Grown Up" is now in stores and her website is http://www.datingexpert.tv/.
Our K107.1 Lifestyle Diva Jerusha Stewart revealed that January is National Break-Up Month and gave us tips for how to weather the storm. Find Jerusha online at http://www.thelastsinglegirlintheworld.com/.
Ride for Rosita returns as part of the 5th annual Super Spin Saturday on January 24th. While the Fond du Lac YMCA undergoes a facelift, the event will have a NEW location this year...Theisen Middle School on Pioneer Road in FdL. Registration begins at 8am on the 24th and forms are available at Attitude Sports.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
How to be happy? Now that's a question I ask myself all the time and now I have a starting point with Sonja Lyubomirsky's book (now available in paperback) "The How of Happiness"--go to www.thehowofhappiness.com to learn how you can have a more fulfilled life.
Maybe the Miss America Pageant fulfills your life (then you REALLY need help!). Miss Wisconsin gave Jon and I the scoop this morning about the new reality show on TLC that allows you to vote for your favorite contestants for Miss America. Go to www.tlc.com and click on Countdown to the Crown.
Tomorrow's show looks pretty interesting....well to me, anyway. We'll help you help your kids get better grades through Sylvan Learning Outreach. We talk to Regina Leeds who is a guru of organizing (which we all need to help our New Year be less.....messy). We can't forget that Inauguration Day is soon upon us and we welcome historian Bruce Chadwick to Tuesday's show to talk about the parallels between Barack Obama and Abraham Lincoln. Who knew?
See ya tomorrow!