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  • Short Takes: Pat McMahon remembers his good friend ‘Wallace’

    Short Takes is a video feature where you get to ask any of our hosts or reporters about a topic in the news and they’ll give you their take on it. Bill “Wallace” Thompson, who created, produced and co-starred in the “Wallace and Ladmo Show,” died this week. The children’s program, which aired 10,000 shows […]
  • Terminally ill boy has one wish: birthday cards

    Danny Nickerson is 5 years old and was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor last October.
  • Are you ready for cappuccino-flavored chips?

    Lay’s is calling on all Americans to help create its next chip flavor in celebration of its 75th anniversary next year. Cappuccino-flavored chips will be on store shelves soon, and you’ll be able to vote on whether they, and three other unique flavors, stick around. I love cappuccino and I love potato chips, but no […]
  • J. Crew’s new 000 size is all about vanity

    J. Crew recently introduced a new size, 000 or XXXS. The extra-extra-extra-small size is for customers with a 23-inch waist. The company said the line was designed for smaller petite women, and was introduced in response to growing demand from customers in Asia. It’s available in Hong Kong and also online. Just to give you […]
  • Has the selfie killed off the autograph?

    Taylor Swift just wrote an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal and it’s filled with fascinating insights into the music industry in the era of social media. At 24 years old, she has won seven Grammys, sold 26 million albums and has over 51 million digital downloads. I think Swift has been so incredibly […]
  • Biker Battleground Phoenix debuts on History Channel

    Phoenix will be front and center on the History Channel on July 1 with the debut of a new reality show called “Biker Battleground Phoenix.” The series follows five builders in the Valley competing in a biker build-off to build the most outrageous Bagger motorcycle. The History Channel describes Phoenix as “where the country’s top […]
  • Short Takes: World Cup bigger on Facebook than any other event in history

    Short Takes is a video feature where you get to ask a host or reporter about a topic in the news and they’ll give you their take on it. A new report says in its first week, there were more Facebook interactions about the 2014 World Cup than there were about this year’s Oscars, Super […]
  • Duct taping kids is not something to show off

    I opened my Internet browser on Monday to find an article about parenting and duct tape.
  • Short Takes: What do the Suns need to accomplish in the 2014 draft?

    Short Takes is a video feature where you get to ask any of our hosts or reporters about a topic in the news and they’ll give you their take on it. The NBA draft is coming up on Thursday, June 26th. Robert Parra emailed and wanted to know what Vince Marotta, from the Bickley and […]
  • Family feud tarnishes Casey Kasem’s legacy

    Casey Kasem died Father’s Day morning at a Washington state hospital surrounded by family and friends. He was a legendary radio personality, heard around the world every weekend — something the rest of us in the industry could only dream of. His daughter Kerri Kasem wrote this on Twitter and Facebook: “Even though we know […]
  • I applaud Miss Indiana Mekayla Diehl and her natural body

    Over the weekend, 50 stunning women took the stage at the Miss USA 2014 pageant. Miss Nevada, Nia Sanchez, won the competition, but its Miss Indiana, Mekayla Diehl, who is getting all of the attention. Diehl sported a “normal”-looking bikini body during the swimsuit round. Her figure was beautiful and toned, but not skinny. All […]
  • Short Takes: Will terrorist groups want to take more American soldiers after swap?

    Short Takes is a video feature where you ask any of our hosts or reporters something in the news and they’ll give you their take on it. The last U.S. soldier, Bowe Bergdahl, who was being held in Afghanistan since was recently released by his captors in exchange for the release of five Taliban militants […]
  • Why doesn’t the NFL do away with Roman numerals?

    The NFL has announced Super Bowl 50 will be graphically represented using standard Arabic numerals instead of Roman numerals, which the league has been using since Super Bowl V in 1971.
  • Bride attaches newborn to wedding dress and drags her down the aisle

    This past weekend, Shona Carter-Brooks made headlines after she wanted to have her one-month-old daughter be a part of her wedding ceremony, so she attached the baby to the train of her wedding dress and dragged her down the aisle.
  • Would you try a Krispy Kreme double cheeseburger?

    How does a Krispy Kreme double cheeseburger sound?
  • Short Takes: What can be expected this wildfire season?

    Short Takes is a video feature where you get to ask any of our hosts, reporters or personalities about something in the news and they’ll give you their take on it. Jim Cross is News/Talk 92.3 KTAR’s wildfire expert. Unfortunately, wildfire season has started early in the West. So, what can we expect in the […]
  • New album tarnishes Michael Jackson’s legacy

    I’ll be honest, I’m in love with the first single, Love Never Felt So Good, off the just-released posthumous album from Michael Jackson. I miss Michael, and I’ve always been a huge fan of his music. To me this new album, Xscape, sounds like classic Michael. But there’s a problem. The eight songs on the […]
  • Short Takes: Which Cardinals draft pick will have the biggest impact?

    Todd Miller emailed and wanted to know, of the players the Arizona Cardinals selected in the 2014 NFL Draft, who will have the most immediate impact on the field?
  • Teenage Willow Smith shouldn’t be in bed with grown man

    Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith's 13-year-old daughter, Willow, has raised some eyebrows by posing with a 20-year-old shirtless actor in bed.
  • Sex sells, but ‘Time’ cover with Beyonce lacks class

    It's no surprise that singer Beyonce Knowles is one of "Time" magazine's "100 Most Influential People" of 2014, but the image of her on the cover is being criticized, not praised. I think for good reason.