Josh Gilbert, a producer and radio guy from 550 KTRS, joins Mark on this weeks show. Mark discusses the amazing time he had at the Missouri Botannical Gardens glow chirstmas walk and how many others need check it out and make it their yearly go to from here on out. Plus Mark talks about the Richard Grenell show and how well it turned out.
Josh and Mark start talking about their early days in radio and what made them get into the business that they are in. Mark talks about Johnny Carson being a huge inspiration to him and a little about Carsons early days. Also discussing NPR and Diane Rehm.
From there, Mark discusses the main reason for the show. Mark goes into a gas station and a kid wants some smokes for his father out in the truck. The lady behind the counter denies the request due to current laws, but this gets Mark thinking about his own childhood and how he bought smokes for his Dad multiple times...never smoking them and it never being a problem. Josh brings his own story of how he was denied cigs as an adult.
Finally Mark and Josh discuss the antagonizing ways of conservative that think they are getting one over on people. As if adults can't for the most part read between the lines and figure out the crux of whatever is the focus at the time. All this and much more on this episode of the Q!
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Well the business of media in the US has become quite the convoluted and dirty pool. With that comes the potential for miscommunication and things to show up in multiple places. After hearing a morning show in STL read some very similar (almost exact same wording and sentences) letters as Mark & Bobby presented 3 weeks earlier on this here show called the Q, the two decide to sit down and discuss the unwritten rules of radio/media and how you shouldn't do that.
Also, Aaron Hernandez, the former Patriot football player, has been brought up on a Life sentence for a murder he was involved with/did in 2013. This brings about a discussion of sports and some of the more interesting topics such as the famous Back to the Future 2 forecasting of Cubs vs. Miami in the World Series of 2015.
Finally Mark and Bobby are prompte by a tweet from Ricky Gervais to take on and discuss the world of Big Game hunting. Recently a female names Rebecca Francis posted some unflattering pics of her laying next to dead giraffes that she hunted. When it was brought to attention by Gervais in a tweet, it create a firestorm of controversy with Francis getting death threats and being ostracized by people in her own community and throughout the world. But the only thing getting publicity is the hate coming from animal activists towars Francis...there is another gun loving side to this that is now being equally as hateful and Mark illuminates that with this Discussion.
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Travis Cook, the Q resident Tea Party expert and extremist, joins the show to discuss the State of the Union. Ofcourse, Travis can't hold back and once again this leads to an egregious claim and extreme viewpoint shared by almost no one. But then again that is why they call him America's EVIL Genius....or maybe in this case just Evil.
Then Tim Padgett, the General Manager of the Midwest Professional Basketball Association, comes on the program to talk about thier new League and to find out that he shares a little bit of history out of Arkansas State University with Mark.
Finally DeflateGATE is the word of the week and Mark, Producer Bobby, Dan Walsh, Travis Cook and Tim Padgett discuss the scandal that is swirling around the 2015 Super Bowl. Are the New England Patriots cheaters or is this another situation getting blown out of proportion. Plus Padgett offers up a opportunity that Mark and the crew can't pass up. All this and much more on this episode of the Q.
MAGIC UNDERWEAR!!! On this episode of the show, Mark, Dan and Producer Bobby welcome Alyssa and Julian from CollegeCrap.org to talk about their website that supplies college kids with everything they need during their college time.
The conversation turns to religion when Producer Bobby hits our guest Julian up about being a Mormon. This is leads to a conversation about a section of their religion that has to do with special undergarments. Julian teaches all of about the world of being a Mormon.
Next, a group of protestors and activist in Ferguson decided to put out a list of "RULES OF ENGAGEMENT" for how the police should handle the protestors once the Mike Brown verdict comes down. Dan, being a former soldier has worked under the guise of Rules of Engagement during the Iraq war, and it is dicussed that usually those are rules of war (negative mostly). Mark discusses that talking objectively about Ferguson and the goings on there do not make a person racist. Also the setup of the protestors leading up to a indictment charge seems to be off.
All this and much more, plus OVERTIME on this special epsiode of The Q! Real Radio...REAL HONEST!
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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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So there is a group of terrorist in the world and they are letting themselves be known in grand fashion. They are known as Islamic State but the media calls them ISIS. They aren't taking prisoners and playing fair...they are playing for keeps. After beheading two journalist from the USA, the Q decideds to finally jump in and discuss this group and their reasons.
But the Q couldn't have this discussion without having someone of credible backing. And with that being said, the Polar Vortex Dan Walsh made his return after a month or two off to discuss being over in that part of the world and how ISIS should be viewed and what he thinks should be done.
And finally, after missing it on the last show, Mark decides to bring up the fact that Missouri has been ranked as one of the worst states to live in. Making the top 5, Mark, Lucy Mendez and Producer Bobby discuss why they think the state made the list this high. Specifically based off the attitude and actions of people in the St. Louis area as a whole. Then everyone breaksdown the 127 yr old lady from Meixco who is the oldest living person on earth. Amazing the things she has seen and lived through. The Q crew waxes the possible things.
All this and much more available on this episode of the award nominated radio show out of St. Louis MO.....The Q!
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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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On this epsiode of The Q, Mark Bland and Producer Bobby breakdown a story from Oregon about police officers taking down a hardened criminal that is NINE YEARS OLD. Evidently having a scuffle on the playground at 9 is too much for some to deal with and they need to take it to the next level.
Also, Mark and Bobby got some great feedback regarding doing letters from the listeners on the show last time, so they dive into another batch including stories about: Mothers getting alcohol as a Mothers Day gift and whether that is appropriate; What if you best friend saw a private "sexy" picture of your new boy/girlfriend, would you be hesitant to introduce them to your BFF? That and many others on the show this week.
Next Bobby had a serious pile on situation with Facebook regarding a Sandy Hook story. He started to get attcked perosnally for having an opinion that was different than the maority in the discussion and was chastized for that. We discuss the story, the reactions and the reasons for and against Bobby's opinion and why it was such big deal.
Finally we have a little talk about how Russia is deciding to kill off the value of the American Dollar in their trading which potentially could send the US and other nations into a state of hyper inflation if they get enough outside support for such a move. We talk as a nation about "not caring abotu them" and that we are "the best country in the world"....so what happens when everyone stops thinking that and de-values your money internationally to the point that companies in your own coutnry have to overcharge for eveything to keep up? We discuss in depth.
All this and GAME ON/GAME OFF finally returning for the first time in a few weeks. Taking talk radio and turning it to 11....this is THE Q!
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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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We have Pro-Wrestling in the air once again as Lucy Mendez and the women of Resistance Pro Wrestling join us to discuss their upcoming event and talk about their respective histories in the business.
First up is Resistance Pro Women's Champion Darcy Dixon to discuss her backgroundin the business. Coming out of North Carolina and working out with the legend Ric Flair as well as all of the great wrestlers that hail from the legedary southeast. Darcy goes into detail talking about being a female in the lockerroom and what her opinion is of indy workers that try to hit on her and other ladies while they are prepping for an event. Darcy also tangles verbally with Mark before challenging him to a match! Will it happen or not? Well it doesn't matter cause she has the second guest on her mind and in focus.
Mickie Knuckles is a well known female wrestler in the business, but her business is beating people down. And her biggest rival currently is Darcy Dixon. Mickie joins Mark, Producer Bobby and Dan Walsh to discuss her hatred for Darcy Dixon. She also jumps in to discuss a situation that went down in indy wrestling from a few years ago that she was involved in. And in the most impressive thing we have heard on the show in a bit, Mickie talks about growing up in Indiana and being on the male wrestling team in high school.
Finally, Lucy Mendez is also in Studio to discuss being a female wrestle. Lucy joins the guys for the current events section of the show. First Lucy breaks down who her favorite holloywood movie crushes are...and are not. Then its on to discussing guns and them being used in two different situations where people pulled them to scare others off. We discuss the merits of this and whether it should looked at as something to be taken into consideration while working on gun laws.
Finally we have another exciting GAME ON/GAME OFF . And Lucy rears her claws when discussing a section of the Latin culture that is definitely her game off. Also Overtime is attached to the end of the show and another round of advice letters awaits your ears.
Real Radio, Real Honest....It's the Q!
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