Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Pregnant PINK!!!

Forget all those mathematical formulas we discussed last week...Pink has NOT had her baby. Duh. She popped up and popped out over the Memorial Day weekend, hanging out near a vintage car of some kind??

Tuesday 5/31 Live Blog

A somber "So long" to our three-day weekend means "Hello" to our post-three-day weekend blues...like we didn't have enough to worry about with all this leftover potato salad.

Nick-n-Willy's brought us another look at today's fresh entertainment in stores with our New Release Tuesday. On DVD, Nicolas Cage vows to Drive Angry and Javier Bardem is Biutiful. Musical drops include new stuff from Eddie Vedder, Jonathan Knight, Flogging Molly, My Morning Jacket, and DMB Live at Wrigley Field.

Planning a trip across the pond? Be sure to take Fodor's Europe along with you. Fodor's editor Cate Starmer joined us with an inside look at hidden deals and sites off the beaten path.

Two sure signs of summer as Oshkosh Irish Fest happens this Friday through Sunday, and Walleye Weekend kicks off June 9. We had details on both as we count down to the food, the music, the beverages, the inappropriate wearing of the Daisy Dukes.

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Friday, May 27, 2011

Friday 5/27 Live Blog

Day Two, A.O. -- Getting back to the sane side of sanity, embracing life again, learning to live without raising the flag at 4:00 every afternoon. Thankfully a holiday weekend and a few brats to take our minds off the fact that the very souls ripped from our bodies have yet to return.

We made our final winners for If the Shoe Fits with Rogan's Shoes and Snap Fitness' Snap Into Summer. Congrats to Dianna Janness for winning a $75 Rogan's gift card and to LaToya Coleman , winning a fitness consultation and one month membership at Snap Fitness!

Grilling God Steven Raichlen got us set for Memorial Day BBQ'n with his new book, Planet Barbecue! Take an electrifying journey around the world's barbecue trail through 60 countries and 309 recipes.

Continuing on that theme, John Donohue stopped by with a look at his ode to men who cook for their families, Man With A Pan. A fun read and a great gift for the dad in your life.

The new movies hit theaters yesterday, but we waited 'til today to discuss and give away Marcus Movie passes. The Hangover Part II and Kung Fu Panda 2 take us in totally opposite directions this weekend, so choose wisely. A full list of local selections and showtimes is online at k107.com.

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Thursday 5/26 Live Blog

Day One, A.O. -- That tinge of depression and slight burning sensation on your scalp is normal. Just breathe, chill, repeat.

A holiday edition of your Weekend Buzz got us out to the events, parades, and celebrations for Memorial Day weekend. Click over to the Air-Tech Heating Community Calendar at k107.com for details.

James Oseland is editor-in-chief of Saveur The New Comfort Food. James shared the book with us, an incredible collection of photos and recipes with styles of home cooking from around the world.

As your student moves from high school to college, what should you know as a parent? Safety expert Kathleen Baty joined us to talk College Safety 101: Miss Independent's Guide to Empowerment, Confidence, & Staying Safe. A must-have for every young woman headed off to college.

ABC unveils their new reality show, Karaoke Battle U.S.A., later this summer and executive producer Muriel Pearson gave us a look at how to get involved. Area auditions happen soon, including the Wisconsin state finals in West Bend!

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The New Stooges: Hmmmm. Maybe...

Just released were these photos from the set of the Farrelly Brothers' new Three Stooges movie. That's Chris Diamantopoulos as Moe (good), Will Sasso as Curly (fat), and Sean Hayes as Larry (we'll see).

Wednesday 5/25 Live Blog


Outdoor survivalist from the Discovery Channel series Man, Woman, Wild, Mykel Hawke provided us with practical and accessible survival skills. Get your untrained self prepared for whatever may come along with Mykel's book, Hawke's Special Forces Survival Handbook.

Dr. Jeff Junig gave us a look at what the kids are up to with a new drug made from bath salts. What?!? Get more with Dr. J online or in person at Fond du Lac Psychiatry on Main Street downtown.

Lauren Tjdan is a Family Adventure Expert and blogger who joined us with tips on what family-friendly destinations will give you the most bang for your vacation dollar. When do we leave?

The NY Times bestselling thriller One Second After... picks up the story of our world the moment after an EMP attack wipes out our electrical grid. Author William Forstchen chatted about the reality of such a thing and his research into the book, now available in paperback.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Joplin Tornado: How You Can Help

Text "REDCROSS" to 90999 and $10 will be charged to your next phone bill to distribute to the American Red Cross.

Text "JOPLIN" to 864883 and $10 will be charged to distribute to the Heart of Missouri United Way.

Text "JOPLIN" to 80888 and $10 will be charged to distribute to The Salvation Army.

Via the web, click here for the American Red Cross Ozarks Regional Chapter, which includes Joplin. Click here for the local Salvation Army office. Or click here for Missouri's State Emergency Management Agency.

On the phone, call the local American Red Cross at 417.832.9500 or the national Salvation Army hotline at 1.800.SAL.ARMY.

Tuesday 5/24 Live Blog

Let's see...it's Final Oprah Show Eve and also Radar O'Reilly's 68th birthday. Hmm. Oprah or Radar? Which is bigger? Oprah. Radar. Oprah? Radar? Tough one. How about we go with Radar today and make tomorrow Oprah's day, ok? "Attention all personnel! Incoming choppers with cake and ice cream!"

A Nick-n-Willy's New Release Tuesday dug up Gnomeo and Juliet on DVD, alongside I Am Number Four, The Big Bang, and The Royal Wedding: William and Catherine. Lady Gaga's Born This Way leads the new music drops, which also include new Brad Paisley, Journey, NKOTBSB (don't ask), and Glee: The Music, Volume 6.

Dermatologist Elizabeth Tanzi shared the news that maybe mom doesn't always know best, especially when it comes to indoor tanning. A good reminder about the dangers of skin cancer during the month of May, Melanoma Detection and Prevention Month.

Need a ride? Call Al's Taxi! Al himself left the meter running as he stopped in to talk about a safe, fast, and friendly way to avoid the DUI and stay safe on the roads 24/7. Click over to Al's website or call 920.979.1902.

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Monday 5/23 Live Blog

The fact that we had no Rapture over the weekend makes this a rather boring Monday. We fully expected to be doing our show live from the Great Beyond this morning, alas, here we are in our smelly little Earth studio.

Where do our beliefs come from? From ghosts to gods to politics to conspiracies, why do we believe what we believe? Dr. Michael Shermer shared his 30 years of experience trying to answer those questions in his new book, The Believing Brain.

We continued to Snap into Summer with Noelle from Snap Fitness. Listen all this week for you chance to get qualified for a one-month membership and personalized fitness score from the folks at Snap.

Our final week to see If the Shoe Fits at Rogan's Shoes. Amy stopped by with a look at this week's featured shoes and a reminder that your LAST chance to win a $75 Rogan's gift card is this Friday. Stop by Rogan's locations in Oshkosh or Fond du Lac sometime before then.

A visit from Susan Anderson made it another medium Monday. Susan took your phone calls and used her psychic gifts to see what the future holds. Don't forget, Susan is also available for one-on-one readings, click over to her website for more details.

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Friday 5/20 Live Blog

It's another one of "those" shows as Jon finds himself flying solo this morning. Mary is off celebrating her birthday, so if you see a disoriented woman in various stages of undress wandering around your downtown district looking for free drinks, wish her the best.

The great Meadowlark Lemon of the Harlem Globetrotters joined us to talk hoops and his new book, Trust Your Next Shot: A Guide to a Life of Joy. Good stuff.

So even if the world doesn't end tomorrow, we still had tips on Surviving the Apocalypse in the Suburbs. Author Wendy Brown shared her thrivalist's guide to life without oil.

Allergy & Asthma Awareness Month and Skin Cancer Awareness Month continue in May, and we got a dose of advice on living a healthier lifestyle with editor-in-chief of Shape magazine, Tara Kraft. Protect yourself before you wreck yourself!

What's new in theaters? Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides leads the way, along with Mel Gibson's The Beaver hitting wide release. Get a full list of local offerings and showtimes at k107.com.

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Thursday 5/19 Live Blog

We're missing the NFL here at Jon & Mary in the Morning. We're missing the hits, the TDs, and most of all, the wacky world of Brett Favre. And so, in honor of the pigskin we miss and in honor of #4, we go mic'd up:

Weekend Buzz got us out for another dose of soggy days around the South Valley. Click over to the Air-Tech Heating Community Calendar at k107.com for that list of area events.

Stacey Nelkin is founder of TheDailyAffair.com and joined us to talk Arnold and his little predicament. How does The Governator bounce back? And what lessons can us lowly slobs learn from his situation?

Career intuitive Sue Frederick uses her psychic abilities to tell you what you should be doing with your life. Sue took your phone calls and hopefully set you on the path to success. Pick up Sue's book, I Can See Your Dream Job, for more.

Sherry Holmes from the American Red Cross was our final guest, talking Dine for Disaster. Raise cash while you eat at dozens of area restaurants today only! Click here for a full list of participating locations.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wednesday 5/18 Live Blog

Fond du Lac resident Don Gorske was scheduled to eat his 25,000th Big Mac yesterday at an area McDonald's. Unfortunately, the afternoon turned tragic when the Big Mac turned the tables and ate Don instead. (As you can see, the Big Mac is like an octopus in that it consumes its prey though a mouth located in its belly region. Who knew?)

We celebrated International Museum Day with tickets to the Oshkosh Public Museum and their Signs of the Times exhibit. Take a walk down memory lane now through July 24.

The future will belong to the "nature smart," says author Richard Louv. He joined us to talk about ways to reconnect to our world as detailed in his new book, The Nature Principle.

Elaine Petrone shared The Miracle Ball Method for Pregnancy, which she developed out of her own experiences with the pain of carrying twins. Ease labor, reduce stress, and regain a flat belly with help from Elaine and her miracle balls.

The studio was invaded by a group of young adults who have taken a STAAND in our community. STAAND is comprised of Students Taking Action Against Negative Decisions. Click here for more.

My Boyfriend Wrote a Book About Me is an enlightening account of modern dating from Hilary Winston, writer for NBC's Community. Hilary chatted with us about the book she calls a dedication "to anyone who has ever had their heart broken and dreamed of getting the tiniest slice of revenge."

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tuesday 5/17 Live Blog

So wait...now that Trump is out, we're going to have to hope that THIS guy runs in order to have our first ever orange President?!? Ridiculous.

A Nick-n-Willy's new release Tuesday found us with a stack of music and movies here in the studio. On the DVD side, Natalie Portman is The Other Woman, Jason Statham is The Mechanic, Anthony Hopkins performs The Rite, and Leighton Meester is The Roommate. Musical drops will get you new stuff from Ben Harper, Moby, Danger Mouse, Seether, and Warrant.

Scientist and author Len Fisher joined us for a fun conversation about his new book, Crashes, Crises, and Calamities. Can you plan ahead and use science to predict the future? Identify the warning signs of an impending disaster with help from Len.

Richard Douthwaite is co-editor of the new collection, Fleeing Vesuvius. Richard shared ideas for overcoming the risks of economic and environmental collapse. Whoa, heavy.

The Children's Museum of Fond du Lac hosts their 7th annual Young at Heart gala this weekend. Tickets are still available for this fun fundraiser, Friday at South Hills.

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Monday 5/16 Live Blog

After the big fail trying to get our blog posted on Friday, we're back in the cybertent and sending our e-apologies to all those who had a less-than-perfect weekend because they couldn't spend quality time reading up on the further exploits of Jon & Mary in the Morning. Let's hope this little incident isn't what led to our lovely Miss Wisconsin to misbehave and resign her crown (and sash!).

The humorous Fred Gefen joined us with a look at his new book, The 365 Funniest Golf Jokes. Fred teaches you how to speak with a Scottish accent, what to do if you find someone cheating worse than you are, and how to play the world's best courses for free!

K107.1 is Snapping into Summer with the trainers at Snap Fitness. We've got your chance to win personal training sessions and a one-month membership over the next two weeks as we get you slimmed into bikini season.

Amy from Rogan's Shoes presented another pair of featured kicks as part of If the Shoe Fits... Hit the links in style with men's and women's golf shoes from Nike, and stop in at Rogan's locations in Oshkosh or Fond du Lac for your chance to win a $75 gift card this week.

What can our 16th president teach us about our current global situations? Historian Harold Holzer is the editor of Lincoln on War, a collection of Lincoln's writings on the Civil War that ring true even now.

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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Thursday 5/12 Live Blog

Winning birthday wishes to Emilio! Emeeeeelio! The big 4-9 for the normal brother in the family who now suffers from Sheenis Envy.

Weekend Buzz got us up and out around the South Valley for a rainy weekend. Click over to the Air-Tech Heating Community Calendar at k107.com for a full list of (indoor) activities.

Style expert Lilliana Vazquez shared her top tips for looking our best this summer. Get the runway look without breaking the bank!

David DeSteno helped us decode the surprising truths about the liar, cheat, sinner, and saint lurking inside all of us. His new book, Out of Character, details our hypocritical human nature.

K107.1 life coach Mary T. Browne was back with more friendly advice on setting goals and reaching our full potential. Mary's book, The 5 Rules of Thought, will get you started on your spiritual journey.

Delayed from yesterday, anthrozoologist John Bradshaw was able to join us with a look at his new book, Dog Sense. Use science and the new studies in dog behavior to make yourself a better friend to your pet.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Wednesday 5/11 Live Blog

Jon & Mary are back live this morning and th--oh Jessica, c'mon! No pants?!? On our first day back from vacation? Really?

Maureen Hancock showed off her psychic talents, including the ability to communicate with the dearly departed (our biggest demographic). Read her amazing story in her new book, The Medium Next Door.

Dogs are man's best friend, but are we theirs? Anthrozoologist John Bradshaw had a few answers from his latest work, Dog Sense. Use science and the new studies in dog behavior to make yourself a better friend to your pet.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Wednesday 5/4 Live Blog

Jon & Mary celebrate ¡Cuatro de Mayo! in style this morning with a muy grande pinata, a vat of queso dip, a parking lot full of burros...oh wait...the day is Cinco de Mayo?!? Hm. Ummm. Well, cancel the appearance by Ricardo Montalban, I suppose. What? He's dead? ¡Que lastima!

Author Janny Scott has chronicled the life of Barack Obama's mother, Ann Dunham. Janey joined us with that fascinating story as detailed in her new book, A Singular Woman.

What's the best way to change your life? Change your thoughts, says Peter Baksa. Peter chatted with us about his latest work, The Point of Power.

K107.1 petspert Dr. Ann Sosalla made her monthly visit with tips for taking care of all our furry friends, great and small. See Dr. Ann and staff at Companion Animal Care on Fond du Lac Avenue in Fond du Lac.

Dr. Sean Foreman provided some analysis on the future of the United States and the world now that Osama bin Laden has kicked the bucket. Dr. Foreman hosts his own radio show every Wednesday from the campus of Barry University in Miami.

Don't forget mom this Sunday! We handed out another stunning potted orchid from Patrick and the gang at Botanicals Floral Studio. Stop in to their new location next to Festival Foods for all things Mother's Day.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tuesday 5/3 Live Blog

Oh Rick. Rick, Rick, Rick. After the Royal Wedding and the death of Osama bin Laden, you just had to go out and celebrate, didn't you? We forgive you. Just don't let us find any videos showing you eating a burger while sprawled out shirtless on the bathroom floor.

Nick-n-Willy's brought us another Tuesday full of new DVD releases, including Seth Rogan as The Green Hornet, Vince Vaughn with The Dilemma, and Penn & Teller: Bullsh*t! The Complete 8th Season. Leading the charge in the music bin is the new drop from the Beastie Boys, alongside new albums from Stevie Nicks, Aretha Franklin, J-Lo, Donny & Marie, and Richard Marx.

Dr. Douglas Kenrick stopped in with a look at how evolution, cognition, and complexity are revolutionizing our view of human nature. His new book, Sex, Murder, and the Meaning of Life is now in stores.

Today is National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, and we took a look at local events with Jeanie Hellman from the Fond du Lac Co. Health Department. Click over to CSIFdL.org for more details.

Art Momentum '11 happens this Friday evening at UW-Fond du Lac. Art professor John Scotello stopped in with a few students and some fantastic pieces that will be on display. The event is free and runs from 5-9pm, call 920.929.1100 for info.

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Monday, May 2, 2011

Monday 5/2 Live Blog

Osama is dead. Unfortunately, every news outlet (including this lovely tweet from NBC News' Norah O'Donnell) at some point in the last 12 hours has also reported that Obama is dead. Consonant confusion, wethinks.

K107.1's feel-good gal, Lynn Roethke joined us with our "exercise of the month." Get your stretch on with Lynn and the staff at Club Olympia in Fond du Lac.

Editor-in-Chief of Woman's Day magazine, Elizabeth Mayhew stopped by with a list of Mother's Day Musts just in time for the big day this Sunday. Get mom a cool gift without breaking the piggy bank.

Speaking of moms, Amy Hanten -- The Cooking Mom from Fox 11's Living with Amy, made her weekly visit with more tasty recipe ideas. Pick up Amy's new cookbook at Festival Foods.

Our second Amy in a row, Amy from Rogan's Shoes stopped in with this week's featured kicks. Check out the Skecher Shape-up for men, or the New Balance 1870 Rock-n-Tone for women. See them now at Rogan's in Oshkosh or Fond du Lac and sign up to win a $75 gift card this Friday!

The Second City returns to the South Valley as ASTOP hosts their annual fundraiser this weekend. The big show happens this Saturday at 7:30 at the Fond du Lac PAC. Call 920.926.5395 for info and tickets.

We kicked off Mother's Week (so much bigger than just a day, dontcha know) with our first bloomin' orchid from Patrick at Botanicals Floral Studio. Find anything for any mom at Botanicals, now open at their new location next to Festival Foods.

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