Midterms are over. So where do Mark Bland, Jason Kull and Gary Weed sit on the important races and changes happening? Well we will break it down on this episode of the show.
First up, did the BLUE WAVE happen the way it was touted. Not quite. Mark and the guys break down the important races and where the country goes from here. This leads to a unique convo about the next election in 2020. Who will be the front runners on both sides of the business walking into that election. Hear who the team thinks will make the cut and decide if you agree or don't.
Mark also brings up a unique factor that he wants thought about. What if an unknown, but real person, was written in to be the President of the United States. Do we just say "the rules say he wins if he get's the electoral college"...or would they say "we don't know this person, bring it to litigation!" Find out how everyone feels of about that scenario in the US.
Finally a rant about parking and making mistakes leads to a discussion about the Rock Hall of Fame and our picks from a few weeks ago. Whose in the running so far and how close were we on the fan poll...find out on this episode of The Q!
Fake outrage is the thing on the interwebz today and unfortunately Mark, Bobby, Lucy and Dan deal with it a lot on the Q. In fact if it weren't for fake outrage from the political spectrum, the chances of the Q being successful are slim to none. But it exists and Mark has had it up to here with it on social media, the web and in the media. Mark discusses how there is a constant stream of it and how this played into the current situation in Ferguson, with ISIS and many other aspects of life in 2014.
Also on the show, an actress from the movie Django Unchained, Daniele Watts, was acosted by the police in outside a hollywood soundstage and once again the video went viral of the interaction with the police. But thats not the only one...a Fire Fighter from Oakland was also involved in a officer called situation that made the news and it was stated that it was "racially motivated". These two incidents have audio and video the team breaks down on the show to discuss whether the current rash of "against the police" feelings are justified. Are the police out of control or is it just a situation of fake outrage playing into the heads of people since the Ferguson situation.
Finally Producer Bobby and Mark bring up a movie they recently watched called "Gods Not Dead". Mark, Dan and Lucy discuss with Bobby the virtues of Christian based movies. This leads to a much deeper and longer discussion about the virtues of Religion in 2014 and where some of the stories come from within the bible and then it takes a turn for the serious. Mark decides to present a somewhat controversial view from a religious aspect in regards to some of the bigger stories of the year. This leads to very in depth talk about religious values and how religion should view certain things based off the general beliefs taught in church. Definitely a interesting thing to hear and very thought provoking.
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Well Producer Bobby definitely let the cat out of the bag on this episode of The Q. When he gets a phone call about a champion wanting to come on the show, he jumps at the chance to surprise Mark and the team. But when the veil is lifted on the guest, it is none other than Dynamo Pro Champion Ricky Cruz! The bane of Mark's existence in the world of pro-wrestling.
Bland and Cruz immediately get off on a shaky start when their vitriol for each other is evident in their conversation. But Bland tries to push forward regardless of their dislike and discuss the upbringing and world of professional wrestling in Puerto Rico where Cruz hails from.
Then its time for business. Mark discusses the background of Cabela's and Bass Pro Shops and how he feels they are just fronts for a lifestyle as opposed to the go to spot for a specific need that you can't facilitate anywhere else. This leads to a discussion about hoosiers and their needs. Next up the peeps jump into discussing the recent city hall meeting that Ferguson held where people where up in arms about the situation regarding Mike Brown and the riots. You gotta hear where this goes.
Finally Mark, Dan, Ricky, Bobby and Lucy jump in head first into the Ray Rice domestic violence issue and how the NFL did or didn't do a good job handling the punishment of their athlete. But did Rice deserve the punishment in the first place? Was the NFL out of line for indefinitely suspending the Raven until further notice? And what about the fines/punishments levied against other NFL players in the past few years for potentially bigger or smaller (depending on your view) infractions.
All this and much, much more are waiting in this episode of THE Q!
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Well things are getting back to normal around the Q show, Lucy and Producer Bobby are back and then all of a sudden, Hurricane Rai Rai blows in. Rai Evans from the Lifetime TV show BAPs jumps in to talk about the tragic decision by Lifetime to cancel the TV series. But now that the show is technically "off", she pulls off the proverbial gloves and discusses her dislike for certain members of the cast.
This leads to Mark and Rai Rai having a very brazen and direct discussion about the MTV Video awards and the horrible performance and song decision by Beyonce on her lifetime achievment award. Rai Rai becomes the ultimate defender of Beyonce and things definitely get heated in the Studios of 1380 in STL. Rai Rai goes on the offensive and decides to challenge Mark's music taste.
Then for the 3rd week in a row, the town of Ferguson, MO rears its ugly head on the show as Mark, Bobby, Lucy and Rai Rai discuss Rai's involvement down in the riot area during the hottest moments of the sitaution. It's alright though, they don't beat the horse to death and just talk about race issues. Mark goes on a rant about "citizen journalist" and people claiming to be "indie journalist" when they aren't.
Finally, the show calms down a bit but they do letters from the listeners and Mark reads another awesome hate mail sent to him because of show 182. All this and much more on the Q!
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On this episode of the Q, you gotta strap in (on) cause we are gonna get sexual in nature. Professional counselor and sex therapist Lindsay Walden joins the guys for a romp through the world of mental disorders, sexual orientation and a little fun.
Walden is originally from Louisiana but has setup shop in the St. Louis area with her website and practice, Lindsaywalden.com . Lindsay discusses with Mark, Dan and Producer Bobby about the different names for sexual orientation and how valid they are in our culture today.
Also, the guys discuss the situation in Philadelphia where a Ku Klux Clan member is stripped of his neighborhood watch title because of his affiliation with the nefarious group as a Grand Dragon. This sends Mark and Dan on a discussion of whether the US military veteran deserved the decision and how he would react to a counselling session with Lindsay Walden. Hillarity ensues and Lindsay gets to the crux of his "issues".
Also Mark discusses the way police and public pools choose how and who they want to reprimand versus the common rules that they are supposed to play by on a day to day basis. And a major discussion of peanut allergies and their over the top application to everything now is really just a bunch of BS.
Finally in Overtime, Lindsay decides (upon his request), to give our Dan Walsh a little analysis of his problems with women and whether they are superficial or not. Download and hear what she says.
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Another week and another amazing show for all the Q fans out there. And trust us, we don't hold back in the least on this episode of the Q.
Mark, Dan and Bobby start off dicussing a little sports, but mostly a list of 10 stereotypes that people from Missouri apply to. Well this sends Mark and Dan off on their soapbox to discuss the stupidity of many hoosier Missouri people and their need to push that hoosier on others around them.
From there the shows really starts to pick up cause the guys are joined by World War 2 veteran and paratrooper James "Jim" Martin (pictured above). The 93 year old joins the guys to discuss what his beliefs on todays USA are, as well as his background in the military and what it was like during the second World War. Jim doesn't pull any punches and lets the guys know that this country has become "pussified" in his opinion and within a few years will become a weakling in the super powers worldwide. Jim also discusses how tough his wife was when pregnant and that is a story you just do not want to miss. An amazing interview for the ages awaits.
Finally, the guys touch on Rush Limbaugh and discuss how Glenn Beck has decided to let everyone know that Liberals were right about the Iraw War. But not before Dan Walsh, Iraq war veteran himself, defends the Iraq War and the soldiers that were over there/are over there against the change in opinion that Mr. Beck has presented. Does Dan present a strong anough case to make you think it was good/bad? Find out by checking out this episode of The Q!
Plus....Overtime, Casey Kasem and a little Game On/Game Off!
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The guys are back in full forma after taking time off for Producer Bobby to have a baby and Mark to take a much needed vacation.
They also start back with a bang by adding a new home station, 1380 The X in St. Louis as their base of operations. And new times for the show. 1380= 1-3pm CST (Sundays) and 1420= 9-11am CST (Saturdays). Plus they are joined on this little by none other than their favorite 5 ft tall man with 15 ft tall words, Charles "TalkofSTL" Anderson.
First the guys decide to recap something that happened since the hiatus, the Roller Coaster Race 5k. Even though Bobby and Mark touched on it, Dan Walsh never got his say and it doesn't take much time for him to hit his stride regarding it.
Then the guys are joined by inventor Dan Nietzel from Fighting Chance Solutions. He is a working middle school teacher that doesn't like the fear of gun fire on a daily basis and decided to do some thing about it. So he created "The Sleeve" which is a manual metal sleeving system to go over door arms in class rooms, or any room, and quickly dead bolt a door from being entered. The guys jump on and talk with Dan about his career and the invention that could save thousands of lives some day.
Finally the guys discuss the infamous Bowe Bergdahl case from the past few weeks. The former military man is part of a 1 for 5 trade with the Taliban just to get him out of POW status....But the world of conservatives is up in arms because they claim that Bergdahl, and so do some of his military crew, is anti-USA and a known flake when it comes to situations like this. They all claim he deserted his post and is working with the enemy...so we break it down with our military mind Dan Walsh and get to the truth (or whatever that might look like).
All this an much more on the THE Q.....Real Radio, Real Honest!
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Oh Hawaii! That beautiful state where you can be a police officer and do things no other state can do! Once again Dan Walsh is MIA with Vladimir Putin putting on amazing shows around the world, but that doesn't stop Mark and Bobby from digging in arms deep to the whole Hawaii situation with their cops being able to legally have sex.
Next up, the guys take some letters from the listeners and try to has through some of their more pressing issues. Things like: What if a neighbors fruit falls into my yard and I use it, do I have to ask their permission to have it? Or something like.....I got a girlfriend who is sure we are going to get pregnant and have a baby soon, she feels she deserves a mothers day gift, should I get her one? Think deep and hard about those and the other questions presented on the show.
Finally, Mark has decided to jump in feet first and discuss the value of country music in 2014. Find out what he is ranting about in regards to their constant need to sing about things in the most simplistic terms and from time periods they never lived in. Do we still go dirt road dancing in 2014...he thinks not! Plus another week and Game ON/Game OFF is back and in full effect.
All this and much more on the newest episode of the Q.....Real Radio, Real Honest!
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On this shortened episode of the Q, Mark and Producer Bobby sit down to discuss the hottest topic on the planet.....the racism and hatred Don Sterling has for minorities. BUT...was Sterling in the wrong? Did he technically say anything racist? And should this even be a news story? All this is answered on a Dan Walsh-less episode that will guaratee to have you screaming at the radio.
Plus, the guys break down their involvement with the Rollercoaster Race 5k and Bobby's exclusive ride with the Blue Angels in their C-130! And finally a grandpa goes a little over the top when he feels someone is being lazy....download and find out why. And Mark once again calls out Bobby for his cellpone fickleness and inability to stick with one thing for longer than 3 months. Don't you just hate that guy. All this, rants and more on this episode of the Q.
REAL RADIO, REAL HONEST!
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Its that time of year again as Fairs and get togethers become more common place! So with that, the Q decides to turn their attention to the upcoming Spirit of St. Louis Air show that is happening the weekend of May 3rd-4th.
First up Mark Sutherland with the 2014 Spirit of St. Louis Air Show joins Dan, Bobby and Mark to discuss being from England and all the amazing things that are going to be involved with the Air Show! Plus Mark and Bobby surprise everyone with an announcement of Producer Bobby getting a chance to ride up in the Blue Angels C-130 Plane nicknamed "FAT ALBERT"! You can find out more about the Air Show by going www.spirit-airshow.com/ .
After that CONSPIRACIES are abound as the guys start talking about a news story regarding asteroids striking earth and that sends Dan on a tangent about his theories on asteroids and doomsday stuff. But not to be outdone is Producer Bobby that comes back over the top to argue with Dan about the legitimacy of certain conspiracies. Not since Bland/Cook has it gotten so hot on the show as Mark plays moderator and we all listen as these battle on the conspiracy theory field for supremacy. So do you think 9/11 was an inside job.....find out where this amazing conversation goes.
We also get a visit from some old radio friends when DC CHYMES and FISH of the Fish and DC show come on (separately) to crackwise and talk about running races and partying so hard you get fired from your job! The show can be heard on the VIPER FM Monday thru Friday 3-7pm!
Finally we have some more Overtime where we continue on the Tournament of Pop Culture: 1990's Best Music Group/Artist OVERALL. Its part 2 and evidently Bobby wasn't paying attention. So tune in and enjoy the hilarity as the guys try to fix the mistake and still maintain moving on the BEST ARTISTS from an entire Decade!
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