Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Radio Vet, An Economist and a Wonderful Composer

First off I just want to mention a show that is not on in LA but one of the hosts used to be on the air here in LA, Mr. Dave Williams. I read Dave's blog and see his posts on facebook. Dave has been all over but was at KABC for a year here a year there and at a couple of the news stations here in LA. He was at KFBK in Sacramento for 20 years. He's moved to Texas, I'm so jealous. He's doing morning drive at KLIF in Dallas. His partner is Amy Chodroff. So I went over and listened to the show and wow it's great. High production values, very well organized. I liked it. And there is the distinctive voice of Dave Williams. If you listened to McIntyre in the Morning with Doug McIntyre on KABC you heard Dave doing the news. I've met Dave and his lovely wife Carolann, nice people. Here are links to all Dave's stuff:



They have live streaming and more bio info on both hosts on the website.

Today on Larry Elder was an incredible interview with Thomas Sowell. From Wikipedia: Thomas Sowell (born June 30, 1930) is an American economist, social theorist, political philosopher, and author. A National Humanities Medal winner, he advocateslaissez-faire economics and writes from a conservative and libertarian perspective. He is currently the Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow on Public Policy at theHoover Institution, Stanford University.

Sowell was born in North Carolina, but grew up in Harlem, New York. He dropped out of high school, and served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. He received a bachelor's degree from Harvard University in 1958 and a master's degree from Columbia University in 1959. In 1968, he earned his doctorate degree in Economics from the University of Chicago.

Sowell has served on the faculties of several universities, including Cornell University and University of California, Los Angeles, and worked for think tanks such as the Urban Institute. Since 1980 he has worked at the Hoover Institution. He is the author of more than 30 books.

One really important thing he said "If Obama is defeated I think there will be race riots". That's pretty scary coming from a brilliant man like this. 

"I think Harry Reid has Brain Syphilis"  - Dennis Miller

Dennis had Olympian Mark Spits on the show today. He was the Michael Phelps of the 70's. 

Sorry to hear today all over the radio that Marvin Hamlisch has died at age 68, too young. NPR played an interview with Scott Simon and also KNX. He was talking about how he used to love buying record albums. The way people used to put the sequence of songs made it interesting, one tune following another. He was all over TV when I was a kid. And a huge impact on the Best Picture winner "The Sting".

Hugh Hewitt posted his speech from last week from the Nixon Library that was video'd by C-Span

- JP

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