Why Are These Women The Real Women of 5 Alive . . .

This Friday at 7:30 PM EDT on Blog Talk Radio we will be airing the debut episode of The Real Women of 5 Alive. As the show’s overview indicates, The Real Women of 5 Alive is being heralded as The View . . . With An Attitude.  Featuring Rhonda Ricardo, Maggie Reese, Jennifer Cameron, Heidi … Continue reading

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Kickstarting the music industry: How Chuck Negron is making fans part of the process by Jon Hansen

Crowd Funding . . . social networking . . . Kickstarter are not necessarily part of the lexicon of most music fans who, with a wistful smile, recall the great times associated with listening to Chuck Negron and his Three Dog Night mates taking turns singing lead on such memorable hits as Joy To the … Continue reading

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Celebrity CEO Series: Plausible Deniability – John Roth’s Shinola Factor

As I am presently going through the process of cleaning up the boxes upon bankers boxes of business records and materials I have collected over the years, I am routinely uncovering hidden treasures. From the original steakhouse napkin where the terms of my multimillion dollar deal to sell my brainchild and passion revealed the furious … Continue reading

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Is Islamic Fundamentalism the 21st century version of communism?

Islamic Fundamentalism is more insidious that communism or, as one guest panelist during last evening’s broadcast contended, Fascism and the rise of the Nazi Party in Germany, in that it is not confined to a specific geographic region which serves as a central launching pad for intended global expansion.  In essence, the enemy already walks … Continue reading

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Melody & Mental Illness: The Tragic Story of Badfinger

When I read Claire Maree’s October 10, 2006 article Melody & Mental Illness: The Outsider Musician & Artist, I was moved on so many levels. In the case of Badfinger’s Pete Ham, who’s suicide note words “I will not be allowed to love and trust everybody. This is better,” revealed a tortured soul, I could … Continue reading

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Host Jon Hansen: Master of Social Media Has Tricky Dick’s Kids in His Sights

NOTE: The following is a reprint of a feature post on the Blog Talk Radio blog regarding the PI Window on Business Show – thank you to the Network for such a nice write-up. Jon Hansen’s enthusiasm for BlogTalkRadio is, it seems safe to say, unrivaled among his fellow hosts. After all, he wrote the … Continue reading

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A unique cross between Dylan and American Pie’s McLean, Jules Shear is the unheralded mortar that exemplifies the heart of the music industry

Chances are you remember Cyndi Lauper’s hit “All Through the Night” which reached number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1984, or the Bangles’ somewhat wistful 1986 rendition of  “If She Knew What She Wants.” Now you might ask what does Cyndi Lauper and The Bangles have in common besides becoming female icons of … Continue reading

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Special News Bulletin: Toronto Police Officer Killed by Stolen Snowplow – Suspect in Custody

“He was out doing his job in the early-morning hours, in the city, [in] a very dangerous situation, and … put his life on the line, and tragically has lost his life doing his job,” Chief Bill Blair told reporters. Whenever we read about brave and selfless professional law enforcement officers who, in relative obscurity … Continue reading

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“Did Advise and Encourage” Suicide (by Law Professor Susan Brenner)

On Wednesday’s PI Window segment (Cybercrime, Insanity Pleas and the Right to Die: A Guest Panel Discussion), we welcomed to the show NCR Distinguished Professor of Law and Technology Susan Brenner and, TV’s Cop Doc Dr. Richard Weinblatt to discuss the fast approaching William Melchert-Dinkel trial in which The Serial Suicide Killer is facing conviction … Continue reading

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PI Window Breaking News Exclusive: Nadia Kajouji’s Mother’s Reaction to Judge’s Order a Mix of Relief and Urgency

In a major set-back to the defense, several motions filed by attorney Terry Watkins on behalf of the Serial Suicide Killer William Melchert-Dinkel, including the controversial contention that the “Defendant’s conduct constituted speech protected by the United States and Minnesota’s constitution,” was denied by the courts. In his November 8th order (a copy of which … Continue reading

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