Ed Begley Jr. Builds His Dream House

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Ed Begley Jr. is an actor with a long, long list of credits like, St. Elsewhere (6 Emmy nominations) to features and stage productions and even back to the small screen, BETTER CALL SAUL and a hit Netflix series, LADY DYNAMITE.  

Ed is also a monument to sustainability.  He’s been on the cutting edge of living a sustainable life for decades. www.edbegleyjr.com 

Now, he’s building a house which is dedicated to conserving energy and keeping the smallest carbon footprint possible.

Ed has enlisted the help of Scott Harris.

Scott is a builder with an impressive and high profile client list: Paul Allen, Taio Cruz, Kevin James, Kevin Costner, John Paul DeJoria, Neil Patrick Harris, the Sultan of Brunel and the Savoy Hotel-London.

 http://www.buildingcgroup.com/content/

The guys talk about little things we can all do to help the cause of sustainability and of course they talk HOLLYWOOD and more.

The episode kicks off with 10 minutes of political talk with regular contributor, Michael Shure.

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MAKING A LIVING BETTING SPORTS AND… POLITICS IN THE SHADOW OF A TRAGEDY

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Our newest regular contributor is political analyst, Michael Shure.  We’ll spend 10 minutes talking with Michael regularly about the unfolding political season and how the fast moving events of the world shape the respective presidential campaigns

Then, the documentary film, The Best Of It and the filmmaker, SCOTT PEARSON EBERLY… Scott talks about the characters that inhabit his film.  They are four people who make their sole living from betting on sports.

One of them, “Dink”, calls in during the show.

It’s a subculture that’s fascinating, exhilarating and maybe even a bit unsettling.

You don’t need to be a gambler for this episode or even to enjoy this film.  

Here’s the link to THE BEST OF IT movie:

http://www.bestofitmovie.com/

Heather Ankeny and Josh Elvis Weinstein join Mark Thompson for the conversation with Scott.

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ACTRESS COURTNEY THORNE-SMITH…THEN GODS IN SHACKLES

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COURTNEY THORNE-SMITH is one of the most successful actresses in television.  

From Melrose Place and Ally McBeal to According to Jim and Two and A Half Men, her talents have been spread across many years in a career that’s going strong.

You will hear Mark fawn over her and J.Elvis Weinstein chime in along with the KING OF TV, PAUL GOEBEL who joins by phone.  Courtney tells us about the process of auditioning, getting high profile role and working family into the world of a successful acting career.

Here’s the King of TV website: http://www.thekingoftv.com/

THEN..

SANGITA IYER, who has made the documentary film GODS IN SHACKLES, talks about her campaign of awareness to stop the abuse of Asian Elephants in India, a country which claims to revere and celebrate elephants but actually has institutionalized their torture and abuse.

For information on the GODS IN SHACKLES movie and campaign against this cruelty: http://www.godsinshackles.com/

and … 

to attend the red carpet premiere in L.A click here!

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Academy Award Winning Documentary Filmmaker…Racing Extinction..Also..A Report from Trump and Bernie Rallies

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He’s won an Academy Award for his documentary, THE COVE, and now Louis Psihoyos has a new film that is both breathtaking and powerful.

RACING EXTINCTION is about the coming mass extinction unfolding across the planet, during which at least half the species on earth will vanish.

The film deals with examples of the of the Anthropocene extinction, in other words, the effects of the unbridled appetites of human beings(literal and figurative) causing the greatest mass extinction since the KT event, 66 million years ago.

And despite the bleak realities, the film is hopeful, exciting, beautifully photographed and empowering.

The movie takes you undercover to Asia to witness the demand for endangered animal parts in exotic elixirs and culinary preparations and goes from there…

Composer J Ralph, who scored this movie and the Academy Award winning documentary film, MAN ON WIRE  (along with CHASING ICE and other high profile documentary projects of late) joins us also.

But before the guests arrive Jimmy Dore reports to us from from the presidential campaigns of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump.  There are no two campaigns with more momentum than Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders and Jimmy contrasts the two stump speeches and rallies.

For more information on the film RACING EXTINCTION and related subjects go to http://racingextinction.com/

Heather Ankeny and J.Elvis Weinstein join Mark Thompson

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Sam Rubin Spills His Entertainment Guts

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Sam Rubin reports entertainment on the top morning news program in L.A.

Sam talks show business and life and generally slops around with Josh, Heather and Mark.

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