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Bootsy Collins Joins The Show! Ep. 141

We’re joined on this episode by legendary funk musician Bootsy Collins and his wife Patty, who is the head of the Bootsy Collins Foundation. Jerry, the panel and Bootsy discuss shared history and Bootys’s album “World Wide Funk.”

Later in the episode, we hear original music from Bootsy and Patty’s son Quiwey’s group FunkSquad. For more on Bootsy:

But before that, Megan and Jene beg Jerry to run for governor of Indiana, maybe Florida, possibly Illinois? No such luck.

Then Jerry takes a look back at 2017, a strange year for our country. He says Steve Bannon and takedown of the American government was largely successful – for now. He also notices that the Republican Party is unrecognizable, as Evangelicals justify Trump and fiscal conservatives justify a trillion dollar increase to the debt.

Music from Booty’s son Ouiwey Collins and his band FunkSquad, playing a new song titled “Together We Can.”

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Can We Legally Get Rid Of Trump? Ep. 140

Jene says he got an email from Ask The Lifeguard and reads it. Jene pleads with Jerry to allow him to contact the NBC TV show “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” to pitch Jerry as a contestant. Jerry isn’t keen on appearing. Then Jerry wonders: Can we legally get rid

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When Every Week Is Trump’s Worst Week Ever: Ep. 139

Jene and Megan ask Jerry, since he announced he is not running for Ohio governor last week, to consider a run for Kentucky Governor. No, then maybe as Kentucky senator? OK, is there a glimmer of hope that you could set up residence in Folk School’s basement and run for Ludlow city council?

Jene tells how he saw Mick Cronin Div. I coach for the University of Cincinnati call out for a fight on Xavier’s J.P. Macura, an opposing player at the end of a college basketball game.

Jerry’s rant: “This was Trump’s worst week ever!”…. Is what people say each week. Then he does something even worse the next week. How long can this keep happening?

Music this week from Matt Woods:

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Sylvia Tyson Interview: Ep. 138

On today’s show, we have a live phone interview with Sylvia Tyson, of the iconic 60s folk duo Ian and Sylvia.

Then, Jerry dives in on the Republican tax bill and how screws the middle class. The middle class pays more in taxes and loses services they need. The white middle class in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Ohio – who sent Trump to the White House – get killed by this. The Republicans are rewriting the tax code to appeal to one small group: wealthy Republican donors.

Musical Guest: Sylvia Tyson & Quartette

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Did Jerry Springer Marry You? Plus Jerry’s Take on Roy Moore: Ep. 136

Jene asks listeners to contact us if Jerry married you when he was mayor of Cincinnati, since we want to make a special section of our website showing your pictures. And we want to know if you are still married.

If you were married by Jerry send us a message on Facebook. Or send Jene an email at

Jene continues his search for Linda Pfaffman, who sang with Jerry in a folk group in the 60s.

Next week, we’re going to have Sylvia Tyson on the phone – she of Ian and Sylvia fame.

Then, Jerry weighs in on the Roy Moore situation and wonders how he can continue to run for Senate.

Music this week from Michelle Hemmer:

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“John Kasich Should Run For President”: Ep 135

Jene urges listeners to regularly go to our website and click on the music play (here) where you can hear all of the songs that have been played on our show over the last several years. You can listen 24/ 7 – unless we’re recording a live show!

Jene asks Jerry to tell how he learned to play the guitar. Then he recaps a trip to a jazz club in Cincinnati and how roots and jazz have similar backgrounds.

Jerry then dives in on an interesting topic – why he wants John Kasich to run for president in 2020. Would he challenge Trump again? Would he have a chance?

Our musical guest this week is Joybird:

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Why Are Americans Still With Trump? Ep. 134

First, Jerry has a gripe with his barber, cutting his hair shorter than it’s been since he was in the military.

Also, have you checked out Jerry Springer Radio? It’s a mix of all the artists who have appeared on the show. Check it out here:

Then, Jerry asks – how is it possible that some Americans are still with Donald Trump? What will it take for him to lose his hardcore supporters?

Music from James Weston, who is back from a summer trip performing in England.

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