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Donna Pitman - Loving Mother, Journalist, & Kardashian fan!

Donna Pitman - Loving Mother, Journalist, & Kardashian fan!

August 6, 2019

Donna Pitman has been a part of Kansas City, on TV and in the community, for nearly 20 years.  In this edition of You Should Talk, she tells her very personal story about her youngest son’s health challenge. Please, visit https://gabrielsgale.org after you listen. Wayne Newton. Peter Falk. Garth Brooks. They’re all here, too. And, lots of Kardashian talk. Really.

Jason Seber - Class Clown to World-class Conductor

Jason Seber - Class Clown to World-class Conductor

July 22, 2019

Jason Seber is the David T. Beals III Associate Conductor for the Kansas City Symphony. His musical journey has taken him from Erie, PA to Louisville, KY to the stage of the Kauffman Center...and all around the world.  His passion for sharing the power of music is inspiring. We also talk about Boyz II Men. That part of our visit gets me in a little trouble.

Bryan Busby - Weather Is Just the Start

Bryan Busby - Weather Is Just the Start

July 9, 2019

He’s been on TV for over four decades! Most of that time, here in KC. There is some weather talk here but also a look at Bryan’s love of music, his challenging childhood, his deep love of family and what his personal forecast may hold. You’ll also meet several of Bryan’s other “personalities” on this edition of You Should Talk.

Brie Henderson - Diva of Defecation

Brie Henderson - Diva of Defecation

July 3, 2019

What do George Wendt, a pig, and poo have in common? The answer is found in this edition of You Should Talk.  Actress, writer, producer Brie Henderson connects the dots.  Brie’s health challenges turn into stories that will touch you but also make you laugh out loud. Listening will put you within Six Degrees of Defecation.  Trust me.  That’s a good thing.

All in a Tamara Day’s Work

All in a Tamara Day’s Work

June 24, 2019

She’s the host of Bargain Mansions on DIY/HGTV.  But that is just a small part of Tamara Day’s busy life. On this edition of You Should Talk, she takes us on the whirlwind trip from farm girl to TV star.  Tamara has a very honest appraisal of her success in balancing being a mother of four with a successful career as a designer. Of course, we also get the latest about her dad, Ward. Oh, and she recommends that I have myself spackled.

From KC to Hollywood to Broadway and Back with Tuc Watkins

From KC to Hollywood to Broadway and Back with Tuc Watkins

May 9, 2019

You may know him from Desperate Housewives or One Life to Live or Parks And Recreation or Always Sunny in Philadelphia or, just maybe, the parking lot at Costco. He’s Tuc Watkins: actor, single father of twins, and all-around great guy. Just where does the name Tuc come from? How did Robert DeNiro scare him into the right read of a line? Why has Tuc blocked me on Facebook? All the answers are in this edition of You Should Talk.

Poetry to Pillows with Elliott Threatt

Poetry to Pillows with Elliott Threatt

April 30, 2019

Elliott Threatt has been a part of the stand-up comedy world for decades. Working the same stages as Sam Kinison, Robin Williams, and many others. But his story also includes Langston Hughes (poetry) and the guy from those pillow ads. His business success means you’ve probably eaten at one of his spots while flying around the country. All is hilariously explained in this edition of You Should Talk.  Now, where’s my fancy pillow?

Donutology - A Mix of Donuts & Happiness

Donutology - A Mix of Donuts & Happiness

April 16, 2019

Donuts!
This is a very sweet edition of You Should Talk. Andrew Cameron loves donuts but he loves spreading happiness even more. His booming business, Donutology, passes out pastries but also wants us all to jump for joy.  This is a show about family and entrepreneurship and sending a donut into space.
Join us as we talk about the merry mission of Donutology. I left the interview totally glazed.

‘KC Strips’ For a Great Cause

‘KC Strips’ For a Great Cause

April 9, 2019

Get ready to strip, Kansas City! Okay, now that I have your attention: The amazing production “KC Strips” connects Kansas City's finest actors, choreographers, dancers, and designers, for a yearly celebration of life and love. Every artist involved donates their time and talents to support AIDS Walk KC.

Local entertainment legends Katie Gilchrist, Ashley Personett, and Eric Harbin tell their personal stories about why they have created this great event. There’s also talk of Schitt’s Creek, softball, various body parts, and show biz. (The host remained fully clothed. You’re welcome.)

Ability KC - Celebrating Ability

Ability KC - Celebrating Ability

April 2, 2019

Changing lives. That’s what Ability KC has been doing for people of all ages in the Kansas City area for more than 70 years.  On this edition of You Should Talk we hear the inspiring story of Travis and Amy Mattox.  Before Travis suffered a stroke, he’d never heard of Ability KC. Now, he’s not sure what he would have done without them. CEO/Executive Director Amy Castillo also joins us to talk about the ongoing mission of Ability KC.