Never at a loss for words, Mark Bland your host and friend is joined by local St. Louis entrepeneur Alex Elias to discusss his upbringing and thoughts on the STL entrepeneurial community.
But the main story and one that needs some serious discussion is about the 20 Million Dollar lawsuit filed by the Arch Defenders against Ferguson regarding the arrest of 4 people during the 2014 rioting. The rioters claim it was an injustice and unfair attack on their rights, but they got let off in the end. So where does the lawsuit have merit? The two discuss at length.
Plus a little Trump/Clinton talk with Alex defending his claims that Hillary is polarizing. Is she? See if you agree!
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Comedian and friend of the show Jake Ashlock stops by for the first time in almost 2 years. Jake gets a special time to drop by since it is Republican National Convention time and we love talking politics on the Q. First up is a situation where Melania Trump, the Donald's wife, decided to step on stage at the RNC and give a speech. The only problem is that it wasn't completely her speech. Pieces of the speech were ripped from Michelle Obama's 2008 DNC speech. Of course this doesn't go over well with anyone because it seems that Donald, his party and their attitude is all about walking all over people, taking what they want and being generally dismissive and disrespectful people. Mark and Jake discuss.
Then the guy jump into Mark's past wrestling life to discuss a new lawsuit the WWE is being hit with by former wrestlers and employees claiming that the WWE allowed them to be put in harms way regarding CTE and other brain injuries. But whose really in the wrong here and whose being thrown under the bus?
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Dj Gelner a well known STL lawyer/author jumps back on to the show to break down the arrogance and attitude of bicycle riders. Their constant need to cut people off, tell you that you are #1 and many other things that get under the skin of both Mark and DJ. This also leads to a discussion about people with the "Please Watch for Motorcycles" stickers on the back of their cars. All of them tend to have attitude that is misplaced especially considering the show down between a 2500 lb car and a 30 lbs bike.
Next up Mark and DJ break down the Democratic debate and talk about some of the highlights...but this brings Mark around to talk with DJ about who he's backing in the election and of course The Donald comes up. Mark takes it to DJ about Trump and why republicans tend to favor this man. DJ brings up Obama and some of his decisions versus the type that Trump could make. Will it be better for nation? Is Trump a worthy candidate and someone that deserves a solid viable look when it comes election time? All this and more is answered on the newest episode of the Q.
Finally we definitely do some Overtime and welcome our most direct and eye opening Letter from a Listener in quite sometime. Listen in and figure out how you would answer.
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Funny man Jake Ashlock joins Mark and Producer Bobby for the show to discuss some of the biggest things in current affairs.
First up, Bobby is unhappy with how a interaction with another STL radio personality went down online. Mark and Jake play devils advocate for how it looked on both ends of the situation and try to help Bobby see the silver lining on the clouds.
Then the discussion quickly turns to the Robin Thicke and his recent lawsuit loss regarding his song "Blurred Lines" and how similar it sounds to a song by Marvin Gaye (per the lawsuit). Mark, having worked in music for 20 years discusses how slippery a slope this creates for other artists from here on out. Plus they discuss the potential retroactive things that could come from this. And throughout the show, this discussion rears up a few times.
Next the guys tackle the dumbest move by a group of politicians in years, as they tackle the 47 Senators that sent a letter to Iran encouranging them to not listen to THEIR Commander in Chief! Then Mark takes on Hillary-Gate (sigh) and the fact that she had an email address outside of hers that is given to be used by the White House and it's staff. Mark tries to explain the ludacris nature of people turning this molehill into a Mountain, when there are obviously bigger fish to fry.
Finally, Ashlock hits the Hot Seat and discusses some of his more intimate backgroud. Plus there is OVERTIME where the Moral Dillemas are presented again, and find out if Producer Bobby through his family under the bus again at all.