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Should Jerry Give Voice Lessons? Ep. 154

We chat about the Music to Life events of March 4, the podcast, house party at the Altmans and afterparty at Octave, with thanks to many, a nod to the finalists and the grand winner, Casey Campbell and Krystal Peterson, as well as Noel Stookey. What a treat!

We compliment Jerry on his singing of “Blowing in the Wind” and “If I Had a Hammer.” Would he consider giving voice lessons at Folk School Coffee Parlor? After all, he’ll need some part time work whenever his TV show ends.

Then, Jene and Megan hammer Jerry for his very inauspicious choices in rental cars.

Then Jerry wonders: How dangerous is President Trump, really?

Musical guest: Rhyan Sinclair

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Does Russia Have Something On Trump? Ep. 153

We talk about the Ohio River flood and its impact on one of our last shows. Jene reads an email he got. We commend the City of Ludlow for its very successful first Cabin Fever Art and Music Festival, and thank Guardian Savings Bank for their sponsorship.

Then, Jerry has a theory: Russia has something on Trump, and what if there is a Russian mole *in* the White House?

Our musical guest: Alex Salcido

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Paul Stookey and Activist Musician Contest with Music To Life: Ep. 152

Noel Paul Stookey – of the 60’s folk trio, Peter, Paul & Mary, and Jerry Springer have teamed up to find Cincinnati’s most talented activist songwriters.

Finalists participate in a special podcast, hosted by Jerry Springer, and including special guest Noel Paul Stookey and his daughter, Liz Stookey Sunde.

Organized by the national charity Music 2 Life, Cincinnati’s Activist Musician Talent Search attracted dozens of local artists. Representing diverse genres, these artists have formed creative, music-driven concepts around a multitude of issues that challenge Cincinnati including: gun violence, women’s issues, environmental devastation, homelessness and drug abuse.

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Live from Cabin Fever Music and Arts Festival: Ep. 151

To take part in the first Ludlow Cabin Fever Arts and Music Festival, we have a special Saturday night podcast! It may not have gone as planned… It rained all day before flash flooding caused the road going in and out of Ludlow to be shut down. Jene explains how he nearly drowned swimming through the Ohio river trying to get to the coffee parlor. (Don’t believe a word of it.)

We talk about the Ludlow Cabin Fever Arts and Music Festival and our part in it. We talk with a tipsy Catfish about the Bootsy Collins foundation and the great enthusiasm for the festival.

Then, because Jerry is stranded due to rain, former high school teacher Jene goes in on the ludicrous idea of arming teachers.

We have many musical guests this week:

Kelley Swindall, Jordan Smart, Dana Sipos, Al Scorch

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What To Do With School Shootings With Columbine First Responder Rick Kaufman

We open by addressing the shooting in Parkland.

We’re joined this week by Rick Kaufman, the executive director of community relations of the Bloomington, Minnesota Public Schools. He was one of the first arrivals when the shooting started at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999, in Littleton, Colorado, where he was in a similar position. He’s now a national expert on school crisis management with lots of views about solutions to school shootings, given his experience.

Then, before we introduce our musical guest, Jene will tell Megan about the pen he bought Jerry for his birthday during our wives and our weekend trip to NYC.

Jerry tells a hilarious story about he and Tony Bennett meeting for the first time in London. Faced with buying a super-expensive painting by Tony, Jerry can’t decide what to do…

Musical guest: The Hammer & The Hatchet

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Happy Birthday, Jerry! Ep. 149

We celebrate Jerry’s birthday!

Then, we update our Cincinnati Activists Musician Search. We have great applicants! Plus, we talk about our future podcast with Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul, & Mary.

The podcast is partnering with Music2Life – check them out here.

Then, Jerry reflects on Rob Porter’s dismissal and the chaos inside the White House. Trump is calling for due process, but he certainly wasn’t doing that when he was chanting “lock her up,” or being accused of sexual harrassment.

Musical guest: Fruition

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Chief Wahoo Is No More: Ep. 148

Jene asks Jerry to tell how the rich and famous celebrate the Super Bowl. Did his team win this year?

Jene comments on the Cleveland Indians’ decision to change their logo away from the cartoonish “Chief Wahoo” and its implications for sports mascots used in many schools around the region and country.

Jene asks Jerry if he’ll go the Final Four with him in San Antonio if Xavier is one of the four teams this year.

Then Jerry checks in on the state of our democracy. How will we withstand the tactics and philosophy of the Trump administration?

Musical guest: Michael Johnathon, host and producer of WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour, out of Lexington, Kentucky.

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Cincy Activist Musician Talent Search + Jerry’s Youth: Ep. 147

We talk about the Cincinnati Activist Musician Talent Search – the deadline is February 11. If you’re a folk musician looking to make change with your music, apply here:

Before he was an international celebrity, what was Jerry Springer like as a youth? Was he the star quarterback at Forest Hills High School? Was he the third member of Simon and Garfunkel? (No, he spent his leisure time in his lonely room recording on a reel-to-reel tape machine the play-by-play of the Yankees games as he watched the black and white TV with the sound down.)

Then, Jerry wonders: As iterations of the “Wall” go back and forth, and weeks after the infamous “shithole” country remarks, has President Trump’s stance on immigration changed at all?

Musical guest: Dave Hawkins

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