John Schneider & Tom Wopat — Bo & Luke Duke!JOHN SCHNEIDER was 18 when he was cast as Bo Duke in the hit CBS television series The Dukes of Hazzard. He has gone on to a wide-ranging and accomplished career on stage, in music and on screen. Recent TV appearances include Glee, Hot in Cleveland, Smallville (portraying Clark Kent’s adoptive father for ten seasons), CSI: Miami, The Secret Life of the American Teenager (with his real-life son Chasen), Nip/Tuck, Desperate Housewives and hosting Trick My What? on Country Music Television. He is currently featured on Tyler Perry’s The Haves and The Have Nots on the OWN Network, which will return for a third season in January 2015. Schneider starred on Broadway in Chicago and Grand Hotel, in addition to crossing the country on the national tour of The Civil War. His ten solo albums have topped the Billboard Country charts since the 1970s, including four #1 Country Hits, eleven Top 20 Country Hits and the #1 Country Album A Memory Like You. More recent albums are available on his own Faith Works record label. His TV specials include John Schneider Back Home and John Schneider’s White Christmas. In 1983 John Schneider and Marie Osmond co-founded the Children’s Miracle Network, a charity which raises funds for children’s hospitals throughout North America. Schneider and Osmond continue to tour together. His most recent film project, Smothered – which he wrote and directed – was released in May 2014.
TOM WOPAT’S engaging presence and warm baritone have taken him from his breakout role as Luke Duke in The Dukes of Hazzard to the recording studio, the Great White Way, and the silver screen, in addition to concert and nightclub stages around the world. After a series of popular country albums, he released a string of acclaimed pop/jazz albums featuring new arrangements of American Songbook classics, as well as contemporary songs by Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen and James Taylor. The Still of the Night from Angel Records – which was praised for its “tender and elegant vocals, touched with jazz feeling” by The New York Times – was followed by Dissertation on the State of Bliss, Consider it Swung and I’ve Got Your Number (all available from LML Music). Other notable TV roles include Cybill – for which he shared a SAG Award nomination for Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series – Smallville and Blue Bloods. As a Broadway leading man, he received Tony Award nominations for starring in Annie Get Your Gun (opposite Bernadette Peters) and A Catered Affair. Other major Broadway credits include Chicago, 42nd Street, Sondheim on Sondheim, Glengarry Glen Ross, Catch Me If You Can and last season’s Tony Award- winning play The Trip To Bountiful with Cicely Tyson. In Hollywood, he appeared in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained and the upcoming dramatic feature Fair Haven.
*The original stars of “The Dukes of Hazzard” have released a special holiday album “Home for Christmas” to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the iconic TV show. The pair have performed in concert over the years, but this marks their first full recording together. Mixing immediately recognizable Christmas standards with lesser-known holiday songs, the album combines a bright and brassy big band, lush strings, and rustic country sounds and laces it all together with humorous banter that reflects over three decades of friendship.
Bo Stern — Author of When Holidays Hurt: Finding Hidden Hope Amid Pain and LossThere is hope this Christmas season for the millions coping with depression or emotional distress over traumatic life events such as serious illness, divorce, the death of a loved-one or a difficult financial situation. Bo Stern draws from her own personal experience to provide hope and inspiration to overcome the pain and heartache many will endure as the holiday approaches. For the past several Christmases, Bo struggled to connect with the joy of the holidays as she watched and cared for her husband, Steve, who suffers from terminal Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). However, this book is not just for Christmas. The book is divided into three sections, Christmas Season, A New Year, and Summer & Fall, each part filled with rich, heartfelt insights that will engage readers. The author also addresses other life events such as birthdays and anniversaries, as well as milestones, including weddings, graduations, and more. For those who are suffering emotionally, providing care-giving for a loved one, or as a resource to provide encouragement for a friend who might be going through tough times, When Holidays Hurt offers an inspiring, uplifting and spiritual message in a writing style that is eloquent and relatable.
Humble & Fred — Canadian Radio LegendsListen in as Drew and his guests crack open a few! Crawling from topic to topic - current affairs, pop culture, even touchy-feely-relational stuff. (Got a topic you want the gang from the pub to crack open? Click Here)
1/ Should government meetings continue to open with prayer as they have for decades? Or is prayer offensive? A Mississauga resident has filed a complaint with Mississauga City Council calling for an end to the recitation of the Lord’s Prayer and will be called to address council next week. According to the Canadian Secular Alliance, which intervened in the October 14th Supreme Court of Canada case to argue against all public prayer in Canada, the City of Mississauga is breaking the law because the Ontario Court of Appeal has declared it unconstitutional to recite the Lord’s Prayer at city meetings.
2/ Should doctors be allowed to decline a service requested by a patient, if that service goes against the doctor's religious beliefs? Should physicians pack their beliefs at the door? The College Of Physicians & Surgeons Of Ontario, which oversees, licenses and regulates some 28,000 physicians, is proposing changes to the charter rights of doctors and patients. Physicians have been allowed to refuse treatment that conflicted with their religious and moral beliefs. However, now they might be forced to refer the patient to another doctor, or when urgent medical care is needed – actually treat the patient.
3/ What are the top news stories of 2014? Cops killing blacks? Ebola killing blacks? Women being assaulted by high profile men? Rob Ford? Landing on a comet? Russia bullying Ukraine? ISIS trying to bully the world? Missing Malaysia Airlines jet? The right to die?
LIVE! on TDMS - Devoted Souly to the Art of Music
This Week's Recording Artist — The Masters FourElvis was backed by one of the best gospel quartets in the world. The harmonies of these groups can make your soul leak. And because it's almost Christmas, as a special tribute to Drew's dad (who still loves the music of The Statler Brothers, The Oak Ridge Boys, and other legendary quartets) we bring you one of Canada’s leading gospel quartets. Celebrating more than 30 years together, The Master’s Four have been recognized with numerous awards and nominations.
CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT: Here's Elvis, performing with his quartet on the Ed Sullivan Show! AND Have a look at some of our LIVE in-studio performances on DrewTube
Useless Television Trivia“It's the most - stressful time - of the year.” (I love that Christmas song!) We promise to have at least one completely useless/fun segment during each of our shows in December. So this week - it's time to bring back a crowd favourite USELESS TELEVISION TRIVIA! We play the soundtrack from an old television show and if you're the first caller to guess which TV show it's from - YOU WIN ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!
(*NEWS FLASH: We've actually got stuff to giveaway! So tune in & call in to win something perfect to re-gift for that not so special someone!)
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W.here's T.he F.aith (W.T.F?)Join Drew and various religion reporters from an assortment of news outlets, as they catch up on happenings in the world of Religion & Faith & Cults (Oh My!)
Today's W.T.F. Guest: Manya Brachear Pashman – Religion Reporter For The Chicago Tribune