Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Father Bob Previews The Fest and Reviews the Pope

The 13th annual The Fest is this Sunday, August 4.  Father Bob Stec, Pastor of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Brunswick gives the rundown on the entertainment and activities planned for this year's family-oriented event, and offers his views on Pope Francis' first foreign trip as Pontiff, for World Youth Day in Brazil.

Pat Rullo Speaks Up To Help You Stay Alive

Pat Rullo is a patient advocate, a public speaker, and the host of Speak Up and Stay Alive Radio on AM 1420 The Answer. It's an informative, entertaining show at airs at 7:00 every Saturday morning.  In this interview with Jim McIntyre, Pat explains how her hospitalized mother, and an anonymous doctor started her down the path of patient advocacy.  And she offers advice to help you identify those who could speak up on your behalf if the need should ever arise.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Commemorating the End of the Forgotten War-Korea

At the time of this interview with Army Col. David Clark, Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of the committee to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War, President Obama hadn't committed to appearing at the event on Saturday, July 27.

The White House has since announced the President's participation.

Col. Clark makes a compelling case for all Americans to recognize the day on which the armistice was signed, marking the cease-fire that ended major hostilities on the Korean Peninsula.  He says technically, the war never ended.  And although it was never declared a war officially, people are now recognizing the "conflict" for what it was; a war.

A Book For Every Baseball Fan In Your Life

Matt Lupica could not find a book with all the information he wanted about every Major League Baseball park.  So he wrote one- The Baseball Stadium Insider: A Comprehensive Dissection of All 30 Ballparks, The Legendary Players, and The Memorable Moments.

Matt explains what it took to write the book, and what's in store for the revision.  And although he's a native of Macedonia Ohio, he explains how he became a Pittsburgh Pirates fan.

Help Children With Self Esteem-Support Wigs for Kids

The annual Wigs for Kids day will be held this Saturday, with a plethora of events to benefit the organization that provides prosthetic hair pieces for children suffering from a variety of conditions.

Jeffrey Paul, the founder of Jeffrey Paul Salon, Restoring Beautiful Hair and Wigs for Kids explains how wigs for kids started by accident.  He was hairstylist to the stars, and did not intend to dedicate his life to helping children.  It started with one wig.

Monday, July 22, 2013

The Original House of Horrors in Cleveland on Imperial Avenue

Michael Madison was reported to be "inspired" by Anthony Sowell, when he kidnapped and murdered women in and around his home in East Cleveland.

Investigative reporter Rob Sberna has spoken with Anthony Sowell several times, corresponding with the serial killer on the phone and by letter in his research for the book House of Horrors, The Shocking True Story of Anthony Sowell, The Cleveland Strangler.

Sberna has also spoken with many family members of the 11 women who Sowell was convicted of killing, and two women who fought their way out of Sowell's home on Imperial Avenue.

In his conversation, the author talks about why Sowell says he attacked all those women, and about the differences between Sowell and Ariel Castro, the man accused of kidnapping Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, and Gina DeJesus.

The Original House of Horrors in Cleveland, Part II

In Part II of Jim's interview with Robert Sberna, the author talks about the victims of Anthony Sowell, and how a registered sex offender and ex-con was able to avoid detection while killing so many women.

Friday, July 19, 2013

David Barton and The Founder's Bible

Historian David Barton has assembled a new bible, one that illustrates they way in which the founders of the United States based the formation of their new government on scripture.

Cork and Cleaver Social Kitchen-Modern American Cuisine With A Twist

Cork and Cleaver Social Kitchen is the name of Chef Brian Okin's latest culinary venture.  He's teaming up with Chef Adam Bostwick and their business partner, Jeff Sopko to craft creative dishes at the restaurant in Broadview Heights.  Chef Okin describes the cuisine as modern American with a twist. 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Senior Games Bring Tens of Thousands To Cleveland

Nearly 30,000 visitors to Cleveland, including 11,000 athletes are expected for the Senior Olympics.  They will be competeing at venues throughout the city, and will gather at the brand new convention center.   Greater Cleveland Sports Commission President David Gilbert explains how the group landed the games for the city.

Global Cleveland Tries Attracting Immigrants for Economy

Joy Roller, President of Global Cleveland, explains why attracting immigrants to Cleveland is good for the city's economy, and describes some of the efforts underway to establish a stream of immigrants who resettle in our city.

Save a Life, Be the Match For People Like Gary Gulanyi

Gary Gulanyi is alive today because someone donated the stem cells that helped cure a rare form of blood cancer he had.  Mr. Gulanyi is headed  for Capitol Hill, to lobby congress to restore funding for the donor registries maintained by Be the Match.  He is joined in this interview by Tonya Davis, account executive for Be the Match

Monday, July 15, 2013

Blind Cats Get Some Much Needed Medical Care

A fundraiser was held on Sunday, July 14th for Abandoned Animal Welfare, a non-profit organization working to rescue stray cats, specifically, to cover the expenses of treating several blind cats who were caged for seven years.  Barb Clark, the founder of AAW, is joined in this interview by Dr. Wendy Frankman of the Animal Clinic of Chardon, where the sick cats were nursed back to health.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

The Confident, Purposeful Woman: JJ DiGeronimo

She also contributes a chapter to the upcoming book, The Confident Woman, Tapping Into Your Inner Power, and in this interview with Jim McIntyre, JJ discusses the topic of that chapter, "The Power of No."

Local Author and Therapist Susan Rau Stocker Writes About PTSD

Susan Rau Stocker is a therapist and local author whose novel, Only Her Naked Courage, has striking similarities to the situation involving Ariel Castro and the three women held captive in his house on Seymour Avenue. She is also the author of the self-help books, The Many Faces of PTSD and The Many Faces of Anxiety.

Susan's first book, Heart, is a novel written 30 years ago, but is about to be updated and released as Heart 1.5.  She discusses her books, and gives her take on Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight in this interview with Jim McIntyre.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Saving The Ash Tree In Cleveland

Rob Gorden is Director of Urban Forestry for Arborjet.  The Massachusetts company is helping save some ash trees on W. 50th Street in Ohio City, after residents pooled their money to pay for the service.  Gorden says it's a lot less costly to save the trees than to chop them down, just because they are threatened by the emerald ash borer, and he's hoping the city of Cleveland agrees to stop removing the trees, and start preserving them.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

How Wet Can It Get? A Conversation With Jon Laufman

Does this look like YOUR backyard?  We've had so much rain so early in the summer, Jim decided to talk to an expert about the weather...The Answer's own Jon Laufman, 19 Action News Meteorologist and expert on all things related to the weather.

Jon talks about his lengthy career in Cleveland television, his faith, and explains why he loves getting up at 2:30 in the morning.  OK, that last one may be a stretch, but not by much.

How Wet Can It Get? A Talk With Jon Laufman, PT. II

Here is Part II of Jim's interview with meteorologist Jon Laufman

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Dr. Ray Pulls No Punches About Divorce, Parents

Dr. Ray Guarendi is a frequent speaker on childhood behavior and moral issues, and has written several books bout parenting, adoption and marriage. 

In this interview, Dr. Ray discusses a new study showing the negative effects divorce has on children.  It's based on a new study out of the UK, which shows how a law making it easier to get a divorce in 1971 affected the generations that followed.

You can see Dr. Ray on EWTN Saturday night at 10:00pm.