Oh what a week for the world! Michael Cohen, the former Trump lawyer, hit the stand in front of Congress again to answer questions. The last time he did this, he was caught lying and ended up getting 3 years in jail. So with that hanging above his head, he hit the congressional testimony stand again and boy did he let it fly.
So this week on the Q, after a little break, Jason Kull and Gary Weed jump in to discuss everything with Cohen and what he claimed on the stand. According to Cohen, Trump does very little LEGAL things. Cohen claims he was a virtual enforcer for the President of the USA. He was tapped to send threats to businesses and colleges. He has paid off multiple people for sex and other nefarious activities...BUT...according to Cohen, Trump doesn't have ties to russian collusion as the Mueller report is investigating. Which is a feather in the cap of Donald Trump. But that doesn't change the fact that his former lawyer, under oath and serving prison time, decided to throw him completely under the bus. There is no way Trump pardons Cohen at this point. So you know it was all true.
Mark Asks the guys to put together their list of the Top 3 movies that are RE-WATCHABLE. Movies in the same vein as Back to the Future or Shawshank Redemption. Jason and Gary do not disappoint Mark and sit back to hear about some movies that are worth watching over and over again...for a reason.
Finally, Mark sits down with St. Louis commentator and author, John Parker. John talks with Mark a little about Cohen and Trump...but that takes a turn down the road of our great nation and the current cultural and national divide. Why are we divided as people? Also, on the back of his book "Cold Day in August", Parker discusses with Mark the Ferguson situation and it's impact in hindsight. What progress was made? And....Our country is a melting pot and there is a distinct group of people that tend to keep that fire stoked. The two men discuss John's upcoming book and how we should view the country in it's current political and socio-economic stance. Should those fires stay stoked or do we need a reset and a better understanding of each other.
All this and much more on the Q!
Producer Bobby is back and chocked full of NFL talk since the SuperBowl just happened. But lets not get ahead of ourselves.
First up is Phillip Andrew Morton, the director of Spanish Lake, a documentary on Netflix about White flight and re-zoning in a blighted area of St. Louis County that used to be a typical area for people to raise their families in. But after the Pruett-Igoe housing projects was closed, those people that were displaced found themsleves in Spanish Lake, MO and the dichotomy of area changed. Some say for the worse. Crime increased and Real Estate agents came in to make money off fear. All of this as well as how Ferguson changed the view/or didn't, is discussed between Mark and Mr. Morton.
Then its back to the old grind with Bobby coming in to discuss some antics and decisions by Super Bowl players prior to the big game. Also, Mark breaks down a list of the Best Oscar winners and who should have won those years instead! It's a solid epsiode of the Q and there is much much more beyond what you see here. Enjoy
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The University of Missouri is up in arms currently cause the students feel that they're complaints about racial issues are not being taken seriously. This has thrust the University into the national spotlight regarding racial issues and the state and country are split. But there seems to not be a lot of examples to hang our hats on and Mark welcomes Adny Echele on the show to illuminate these relatively non-existent issues that seem to have no pictures or video/audio proof.
Then the two take on a story that Andy brings to the table about Oklahoma law enforcement and how they have a new rule. Now, officers of the law, whether on duty or not, are absolved from being involved in certain situations when they announce they are a police officer. Andy feels this is a slippery slope and Mark tee's off on Andy after a little more research.
Also Mark and Andy decide to play a game. Andy is a former member of the military and with Veterans Day fresh in the minds of US citizens, Mark breaks out a game of "Were they a Veteran?" Mark poses multiple famous people to Andy and it's his job to figure out if they were indeed in the military at any time in their life! Finally Mark and Andy tackle a letter from a listener, something special for everyone!
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Producer Bobby is off for the week, so what was a three-way turns into a two way but that other member is a doozy. Andy Echele, former co-host, joins the show to talk with Mark about whats been up in his life.
This leads to Mark and Andy breaking down the St. Louis area for the people listening around the country and throughout the world. Mark brings up the fact that STL people tend to be riddled with bad attitude and the guys try to figure out where this attitude comes from. Is it upbringing? Maybe? Is it the water? Maybe?
Then the two tackle a special story out of the STL area about a mother and father sticking up for their kid at a local park...by pulling a gun. Mark poses this to Andy to find out who was in the wrong in his mind. Was the mother being overly protective or just out right lawless?
Finally, the discussion turns to Kim Davis. Kim Davis, the Kentucky County Court clerk who has persistently refused to issue gay marriage licenses, has asked the Supreme Court to hear her case. Mark and Andy break down the ill will she is throwing out there and figure if she is a worthless idiot or making a strong case for others. This in a weird way leads to a discussion about Motorcycle Riding clubs and their backgrounds, as well as their ranking system amongst each other.
In Overtime, Andy brings up Umar Lee and his mild dislike for people within the STL community in the past year taking sides on racial inequality. They discuss the value of racial inequality in the area and a recent story regarding neighbors not getting along because of loud dogs (go figure in STL).
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For the first time in a while, HD Reeves steps back into the fold and onto the Q as our esteemed guest. The comedian brings his strong wit and comedy but he ain't prepared for the ranting that Mark goes on. And all done live once again for the Periscope on Twitter an worldwide.
Mark recieves a letter from someone chastizing him for talking about his Twitter verification and how he thinks he's "Hot Sh-t" now talking about it on the radio show. Mark decides to put everyone on point with the help of Producer Bobby and HD, and he lets the masses know that he is better than them (he kids...or does he). And, this individual who calls Mark out is a Podcaster....not a broadcaster, which just opens back up that can of worms that has been discussed on the show before.
Next up, Mark decides to broach the subject of body odor with two heavy set males and discuss the finer points of grooming when you are a bigger person. This leads to the national story of Jared Fogle of Subway Sandwich fame getting his house raided by FBI on the heals of a potential child pornography charge. The guys discuss the seriousness of the charges and whether they believe that Jared could do it at all. HD is merciless in his attack of the subway spokesman.
Finally, HD came in with questions. On the backside of recent stories in the media about flags and racial tension, HD wants to know where Mark and Bobby stand on the issues and give his two cents about them too. Mark brings up his grief poaching argument and the need for minorities to gravitate towards making a bigger deal out of past transgressions than the people that were affected in past did.
All this and much much more on this episode of the Q!
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First up, Kevin Harvell of STL Tech Talk and Tech Informist joins the show to discuss tech and phones and Producer Bobby's love of hating the iPhone (errr wait....yep thats sort of correct). But he also jumps in to give his opinion on the big story out of McKinney, Texas (Dallas) where a pool party goes awry and the police are called in. All of which is fine as long as you are not one specific cop and his Lethal Weapon-esque style all caught on camera. The guys discuss the implications and the racial inequality discussion that came out after the fact.
Then we switch gears and talk with Gerogia Page calling in from Australia. Georgia put on the black and gold for Lindenwood Unversity (Mark's Alma Mater) and played Womens Rugby....which eventually led to her showing how dominate and tough she is through ESPN replaying her clip over and over in their Top Ten plays. Georgia takes a massive hit and keeps on trucking. We talk with her about the sport of womens rugby and Vegemite.
Finally Mark goes all in discussing soccer in the midwest and specifically the attitude of fans in 2015 with regard to soccer in the US. This brings up the attempts by some to bring Soccer back to prominence in the STL and Mark hits them all with a strong dose of reality only he can deliver.
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