Friday, January 30, 2009

Friday 1/30 Live Blog

WWE Superstar Mr. Kennedy is on the show today, and whenever we have pro wrestlers around it always reminds us of the time Jon wore a full Rowdy Roddy Piper costume to No Way Out. "Awww, how cute!" you say? It was only 6 years ago. Sad.

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, 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

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

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 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

Thursday 1/29 Live Blog

So here it is...just another Thursday, right? WRONG!! It's Oprah's birthday. She turns 55 today and you know it's only a matter of time before we start getting today off. Like we're talking FEDERAL HOLIDAY. No mail. Banks closed. Quiet observances and/or parades across the country...

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 Also don't forget the fun at The Paine's Family Discovery Gallery. Go to 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 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

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 -

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wednesday 1/28 Live Blog

Mary continues her vacation in the Big Easy (that's a city for some, a nickname for others). By sheer coincidence, filming has also begun for the latest installment of Girls Gone Wild: Mardi Gras. We'll keep you posted if we should happen to catch a glimpse of Mary in our extensive GGW research.

As SBXLIII draws near, time is running out to make your prediction to Beat the K-Crew and win 107 smackers. Go to 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,

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

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 or at 1-888-505-4283.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tuesday 1/27 Live Blog

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

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

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

It's also Day Two of our Super Bowl contest...go to and make your prediction for a chance to win $107!!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Monday 1/26 Live Blog

Lunar New Year today also means it's day one of the Chinese Year of the Ox. Didn't it seem like the Year of the Rat just flew by?

Joey T is in for Mary this morning as we kick off our Super Bowl week. Don't forget to make your predictions at 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

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

Friday, January 23, 2009

Friday 1/24 Live Blog

"Friday's a good thing."
-Martha Stewart

Frank Stitt led us off this morning with what Mary calls, "the most beeeeautiful cookbook I've ever seen!" Wow. Bottega Favorita is the name of it, and as you may have guessed--it's full of Italian recipes and very lickable photos. Find Frank online at

Live well on less? Preposterous! Not so fast, says Monique Tilford. Monique is the co-author or Your Money Or Your Life, which details 9 steps to transforming your relationship with money and getting to be financially independent. Find those tips and more at

Valerie from Travel Wisconsin made her weekly visit to enlighten and amaze with a full list of weekend activities. Details online at

We wrapped up the show as we always do on Friday with a pop-in from Tony Meade. Tony told us about two new releases this week, Inkheart and Underworld: Rise of the Lycans. Movie shows and showtimes always updated at

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Thursday 1/22 Live Blog

Top of the show this morning a quick R.I.P. to Heath Ledger, who proved he could play more than just a gay cowboy with his performance in The Dark Knight. Ledger is set to be nominated for an Oscar this morning on the one-year anniversary of his death at the age of 28. Funny enough (back to the gay cowboy theme), the speculation used to be that the character of The Joker was gay, since he came off as so flamboyant with his constant laughing and colorful wardrobe choices. Most of that talk started with Cesar Romero's portrayal in the old Batman TV series, and since then an effort has been made to "butch up" the old boy.

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

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 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

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

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

UPDATE: Mr. Ledger was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar. Find a full list of nominees at

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Wednesday 1/21 Live Blog

We got us a new presidential-type dude yesterday, and Pink celebrated with a vacation in Mexico. Check out those wicked bow tattoos she has on both legs. Go ahead, lean in real close. It's almost enough to make a guy forget about Jill Biden's boots at yesterday's inauguration.

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 or Connie at

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:

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

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

Tuesday Inauguration Day 1/20 Live Blog

Well, it's finally here! The day we've been counting down towards, the day we've dreamed about, the day that makes all of our hopes a reality...
As he enters office, Barack Obama has pledged to quit smoking, even though he claims to puff only "once or twice" a day. He says it's all about being a good influence around his daughters, and about not making the White House all "stanky."

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 to

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

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:

Monday, January 19, 2009

Monday MLK Day 1/19 Live Blog

It's Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which means no mail today. More importantly, it gives us a chance to reflect on the man and his work. Is it possible to have a moment of silence in a blog? Hmmm, let's try it. Take the next few minutes and think about how your life may be different without those who gave their life to make a difference...

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

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 for great deals on memberships.

Friday, January 16, 2009

"Feed the Fish" Flick

Okay, here are the details for this Tony Shaloub (the dude from Monk) movie filming next month in Door County: producers are looking for YOU to be an extra...or if you have skillz in special effects, design, wardrobe or make-up, they are also looking to fill those PAID positions. Use this e-mail for more info: Good Luck.

Friday 1/16 Live Blog

We started Friday with Dr. Alan Kazdin, chatting about his groundbreaking work in The Kazdin Method For Parenting the Defiant Child. Tips and tricks for creating a harmony-filled house and more information on Dr. Kazin and his research can be found at his website:

Valerie from Travel Wisconsin stopped by for her weekly visit to bring us up to speed on the hot spots we'll find around the state for our cooooold weekend. Go to for a full list.

Tony Meade was in studio with a rundown of the new releases at your local cineplex. Hotel for Dogs (?!?!) starring Emma Roberts and Don Cheadle (seriously, Don??) is in theaters providing mucho family fun. Paul Blart: Mall Cop (a.k.a., the extra-long episode of King of Queens where Doug gets a job at the mall) starring Kevin James is also out today. The final new release stars 007 himself, Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber as freedom fighters during the Holocaust...Defiance looks like our choice for this weekend. Movie showtimes are always available online at

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Thursday 1/15 Live Blog

Verne Troyer is appearing on a British version of Big Brother. This is from last night's episode and officially our favorite picture of 2009 (so far). It really has nothing to do with today's show, it's just really really cute.

Our first guest this morning was Jessica Palm, chatting up the fun at the Paine Art Center's Family Discovery Gallery. Check out for details, or go to 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

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

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

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

Wednesday 1/14 Live Blog

Political science professor Sean Foreman stopped by to chat about the future plans of good ol' George W. once he leaves office. A possible bar-b-que business venture with dad and brother? "The Burning Bushes"? Time will tell. Dr. Foreman hosts a radio show of his own, and if you'd like to check it on
Earlier in the show, we discussed our K107.1 Marcus Movie of the Week -- Paul Blart: Mall Cop. Listen for your chance to win tickets all this week and go to for shows and showtimes.
Dr. Robert Schwalbe has written a book for male baby boomers called "Sixty, Sexy and Successful." (I guess 2 out of 3 ain't bad, sez Jon.) His website is easy:
An intense American Idol discussion followed, mainly focused on the Bikini Girl in last night's season premiere. Believe it or not, she already has internet stalkers...type Katrina Darnell into Google and see what you come up with.
Our final guest this morning talked about the upcoming Barack Obama presidency and whether integrity can be returned to the office. Dr. David Gruder is known as America's Integrity Expert. Visit his website at

Monday, January 12, 2009


I can't believe it's already the second Monday of January--time flies when you're having fun if that's what we're having, freezing our derriers off in this Winter Wonderland. Yeah, that's what we're having fun or at least I am because I like winter!! Jon and I liked our guests this morning as well. Bob Beaudine was very into his advice on how to find a job in these tough times and he IS an expert. Check out

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 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 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!