This week, we had the pleasure to welcome back the wonderful Sandy Lyons Rasque as a special guest panelist. Sandy is the founder of The WELLth Center, an organization that helps people take control over their healthcare by connecting them with concierge physicians and practices.
It was very eye opening to learn and discuss with Sandy about this relatively new concept of medial care, especially in the wake of fairly recent changes since the Affordable Care Act and the ongoing healthcare changes we will inevitably continue to see.
Sandy will be on the show again for a deeper dive into this subject later this month, so you if you have anything you'd like to ask her, please visit our website, www.bigdaddyradio.com, click on "contact" and send us your questions.
As we do every week, we also discussed the latest in pop culture and hot topics. This week among a variety of other topics, we covered the amazing return of Celine Dion to her Las Vegas performance residency, Brittney Spears kicking some serious booty in her Vegas residency, as well as the ridiculous back and forth between Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs).
None of us could contain our excitement this week when we found out the fabulous, incomparable and amazingly-talented Belinda Carlisle was joining us on-air.
We've all been huge fans growing up through the years, especially Bryan, who has announces on multiple occasions that he loves her just as much if not more than Madonna. We all know how much he "fangirls" over the "Material Girl" so we knew at that moment that he wasn't playing around.
This week's episode we also had special guest panelist Nicky Elliston filling in for Amanda Silber. Nicky is a dear friend of Bryan's and very talented co-creators and co-producers, along with host Derrick Evens, of Smarter San Diego
This week, we all agreed target did a really great thing by announcing changes to how they categorize and label children's toys and clothing in order to limit gender-specific stereotyping. It shows our society is growing and evolving. Kudos to Target who is now going to categorize by interest or theme rather than by labeling them "boys" or "girls" toys that people think historically are only appealing to one gender or the other.
We also discussed Melissa McCarthy's new clothing line and the reasons why she is highly discouraging the label "plus size", as well as Heidi Klum's light-hearted and funny reaction to Donald Trump's ridiculous comments about her looks.
As usual, this week we had so much to talk about in the world of pop culture. First up: Kelly Osborne and her remarks on The View addressing Donald Trump and his controversial comments about Latinos. Many say it reveals her true racist feelings, while others think it was a comment gone awry when trying to prove her point. Whatever she was trying to convey, it didn't go over very well with the general public and the other hosts on The View.
We also addressed all the recent announcements of celebrity couples divorcing in the past few weeks. Quite a few couples that we thought would never separate are calling it quits, which makes us sad, and also begs the question: As a celebrity, is it harder to sustain a healthy relationship or is it just a reflection of how prominent divorce is in our society overall?
This week's episode was really focused on just a couple topics. In particular, the US Dentist who lured a famous lion named Cecil from an animal sanctuary in Zimbabwe then proceeded to shoot him with a crossbow. The hunter injured Cecil, but did kill him until finding and shooting him again 40 hours later. All of the panelists, especially Bryan have very strong feelings against Walter Palmer, we he feels the need to shoot majestic animals in the first place, his claims that he was unaware that the lion was a "local favorite" and that the two hunting guides were acting illegally.
Transitioning from lion killing, to animal lovers, we also discussed a recent article on why dog people are better at relationships. Needless to say, Walter Palmer is probably not a dog owner and certainly not an animal lover. Check out the full episode here.
This week we covered the latest hot topics including the Nikki Minaj, Taylor Swift Twitter feud that caused so many fans of each to come to their defense about Nikki's initial comment concerning her viewpoints of why her music video was not nominated for Video of the Year.
We also covered the Ashley Madison hack and debated over whether people who cheat on their spouses on this dating site deserve to have their personal info revealed, as the hacker wants to do if the website doesn't shut down.
This week, one of our panelists revealed some very special news that we were all very excited and happy about. We also discussed more that was discovered about the bakery discrimination case in Oregon that sheds light on why the ruling and fine was seemingly so severe.
There were so many other stories happening this week, including announcements and highlights from ComicCon, Lady Gaga officially being announced to be in the next season of American Horror Story and more. Last but not least, a new photo posted on Instagram by Madonna that is getting a lot of criticism and even started a bit of heated discussion in our studio.
This week, as with every week, there was no shortage of hot topics in the media to discuss. We covered quite a bit of ground including the cake shop in Oregon being fined $135,000 for discriminating against a lesbian couple for refusing to bake a wedding cake, Jared from Subway being investigated for possible involvement in a child pornography scandal, Paula Deen in hot water yet again, this time for her social media manager tweeting an offensive photo of her son in 'brownface', and much more.
This week, we were delighted to have the full panel back in the studio to catch up on the latest topics happening around the country. So much has happened and significant progress has been made in the last few weeks, especially with Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage, Obamacare, housing, etc. A lot has changed, and it will be very interesting to see what kinds of issues these new laws bring and how they will shift our societal norms.
We couldn't help but also talk about the kerfuffle with Donald Trump and his very negative and insulting comments about Mexican people during his presidential campaign launch speech. We have all our own opinions on that one, but most of us agree, it doesn't bode too well for his business relationships and certainly not for his presidential campaign.
We had a small panel, as both Amanda and Michael were out this week. Despite missing our wonderful panelists, we still had a great conversation addressing current news topics, especially the tragedy in South Carolina and the current debate going on about the Confederate flag.
Bryan and Drew also touched on Taylor Swift's open letter to Apple demanding that the company start paying artists in the three month free-trial for new Apple Music users, which resulted in Apple reversing its policy.
Finally, it's Summer, which means it's not only the hottest time of the year, but also the hottest and most active time to buy and sell your home. Bryan covered the most important tips and advice on buying and selling a home this season that you won't want to miss.