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Bad drivers are not paying attention to the rules of the road – specifically passing improperly on one-lane roads. FoodNetwork.com has a helpful way for you reuse Thanksgiving leftovers. Mississippi State University turns to a former University of Mississippi offensive assistant (Jeff Lebby) to lead the Bulldogs in 2024. Plus, a healthy dose of information on lavender – a great floral choice this time of year.
Paul Hare talks money markets and more as Thanksgiving arrives. Rivalry Week is here, and "Pigskin Prognosticator" Keifer Engles examines Texas Tech at Tech, Mississippi at Mississippi State, and Kentucky at Louisville. We discuss the 60th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination in Dallas. Also, a deep dive into Baskin-Robbins' Turkey Cake ice cream treat.
Soaring costs are on "Toccopola Storyteller" Jerry Short's mind, as he recalls the days a Coca-Cola would cost five cents. Joe Biden turned 81 on Monday. After the candles were blown out the president discovered his latest poll numbers are shrinking among key demographics. FoodNetwork.com has the timely "83 Best Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes and Ideas" posted. Plus, University of Florida alumnus Michael Connelly has authored another best-seller, "Resurrection Walk."
Rosalynn Carter, former First Lady and a longtime humanitarian alongside her husband of nearly 80 years, dies in Plains, Georgia, at the age of 96. We have lots of early Black Friday deals to share, courtesy of ZDNET.com. Dr. John, Duane Allman and Josh Turner are among the the musicians celebrating birthdays today. Also, a tasty chicken pot pie recipe from Tasty.co.
Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley battle for the silver medal during Wednesday's third GOP presidential debate. Meanwhile, frontrunner Donald Trump had Arkansas Gov. Sarah Sanders introduce him at a counter-programming rally in nearby Hialeah, Florida. The six-month actors strike appears to be over. Keifer Engles previews the weekend's massive college football showdowns. Also, we have plenty of festivals in Dixie this weekend – from celebrating sugarplums to singing the blues.
Abortion Revenge. Voters in Virginia and Kentucky stick it to Republicans on Election Night, as Andy Beshear is reelected governor of Kentucky, and the Virginia General Assembly returns to Democrat-controlled. Lauren Alaina celebrates 29, today; and 2008 Heisman Trophy-winner Sam Bradford also has a big day. Plus, Veterans Day deals from Military.com.
Fashion is on "Toccopola Storyteller" Jerry Short's mind this week. Today is Election Day, as voters in Kentucky and Mississippi decide whether to keep their respective governors for a second term. WalletHub.com has released the fun article, "Most Fun Cities In The U.S.," and Dixie is well-represented. Plus, we share creative ways to take care of leftover Halloween candy.
Priscilla Presley sits down for a powerful interview with Piers Morgan. We hear a sample of that, including the generosity of Elvis Presley. Pickles are available to order online in a variety of flavorings from pickle-makers across the region. Also, on this date in history Abraham Lincoln was elected President of the United States – his 39 percent popular vote enough to emerge victorious after Kentuckian John Breckenridge and Tennesseean John Bell split the ballot.
Vanilla Ice, who was both Texas and Florida raised, became the first rapper to have a No. 1 on the Billboard 200 on this day in 1990. Paul Hare throws the flag on Jerome Powell's decision this week to "hold" The Fed from changing interest rates. We discover Edie Wadsworth, a Texas family practice physician that has shifted careers into the life coach business. Plus, we have a yummy pot roast recipe to tell you about.
Texas Rangers to the top! Dallas-Fort Worth's MLB team captures its first baseball crown with a 5-0 Game 5 rout of Arizona, with North Carolina native Corey Seager pickup up World Series MVP honors. Keifer Engles shares the weekend's big battles in college football. We learn about the "Booty Patrol" running afoul in Florida. Also, the expectant Riley Keough, Elvis Presley's granddaughter, settles issues with her grandmother, Priscilla Presley.
Ed Helms is an Atlanta native that has surged to comedic popularity with roles on "The Office" and in the blockbuster film "The Hangover." Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney goes off on a phone caller from Spartanburg. Also, on this date in history an attempted assassination of President Harry Truman happened in 1950.
John Grisham has the sequel to "The Firm" atop the New York Times' best-sellers list: "The Exchange." We hear from the Southern writer that has sold more than 400 million books throughout his 30-plus year writing career. Halloween provides "Toccopola Storyteller" Jerry Short a chance to reflect on scary, creepy true tales of yesteryear. Also, what's going on with Gov. Ron DeSantis' slipping numbers as Iowa's Republican caucus is just over two months away?
Cold weather, including freezing temps, arrive for many Southern states this week. Vice President Kamala Harris confidently stated that she and President Biden will win 2024's race when appearing Sunday on "60 Minutes." We tell you about the minor league hockey team Savannah Ghost Pirates and their sparkling new Enmarket Arena. Plus, a tasty recipe for Southern-styled pickled pigs' feet.
Van Zant, consisting of Southern rock brother Johnny and Donnie Van Zant, have recorded the Gov. Ron DeSantis-inspired tune, "Sweet Florida." On this date in history, The Pinckney Treaty was signed, which established Spanish Florida's border with a then-fledgling United States. Paul Hare updates the latest from Wall Street. And we have plenty of food items to talk about today: onion loaf, collard greens, and hog head cheese.
A mass shooting in Maine takes the lives of at least 18. Louisiana's Mike Johnson gets unanimous support from Republicans in Congress, as he becomes House Speaker on Wednesday. Keifer Engles examines Saturday's Florida-Georgia game in Jacksonville, and the region's big FCS contests. Also, info on the Arkansas Scottish Festival, the Maryland Crabcake Festival, and Brew Fest in Jackson, Tennessee.
Minnie Pearl was born on this date in 1912. We hear a clip of the late comedienne at the Grand Ole Opry as part of our humor spotlight. Louisiana congressman Mike Johnson appears to be on track for being voted in as the 56th House Speaker. And, the Arizona Diamondbacks prevail in the NLCS to advance to the World Series, where the Texas Rangers await.
Jesus Christ is invoked as Donald Trump talked about the House Speaker chaos while filing campaign paperwork Monday in New Hampshire. Patty Loveless and Tanya Tucker are among the new inductees in the Country Music Hall of Fame. The Texas Rangers are headed to the World Series after capturing the American League pennant with a big win over Houston. And, "Toccopola Storyteller" Jerry Short drop by educate us on walnuts.
Nine Republican members of Congress have put their names in the hat for possible House Speaker replacements. The son of Nashville's police chief shoots two police officers in La Vergne, Tennessee – then escapes. Football greats share birthdays today: John Heisman, Bruiser Kinard, Doug Flutie, and Nick Bosa. Also, SouthernHalloweenQueen.com is a great place to visit in the days leading up to October 31.
Sidney Powell pleads guilty to her 2020 election case in Georgia. How will this affect President Trump's legal battle? Chicken bogs, hot tamales and the Southern Festival of Books are among the things up for celebration this weekend across Dixie. Also, Keifer Engles, "The Pigskin Prognosticator," returns to preview Alabama-Tennessee, Air Force-Navy, South Carolina-Missouri, and more.
Coleslaw is a common buddy with seafood. We find out why – plus share a recipe for "South Carolina Slaw." Flannery O'Connor and a Memphis-themed restaurant in Ohio are part of the social media madness. Plus, President Biden is in Israel visiting the war-torn country's leaders.
Todd Starnes, host of the nationally-syndicated "Todd Starnes Show" and a Fox News Channel veteran and current Newsmax contributor, discusses his radio and TV career, Southern roots, and his books "Our Daily Biscuit" and "Twilight's Last Gleaming." Jerry Short returns to give his "Toccopola Storyteller" perspective on the Israel-Hamas War, the fight for U.S. House speaker, and stupidity on the U.S.-Mexico border. Plus, an early morning argument between employees inside a fast food restaurant gets Jon Rawl's day off on the wrong foot.
Trial lawyers have billboards and commercials saturating the South. We hear more about attorneys John Morgan, Alexander Shunnarah, Glenda Mitchell, George Sink, Corey B. Trotz, and more. SouthernLiving.com has released an article about the 43 most beautiful college campuses in the South. Plus, voters in Louisiana have picked state attorney general Jeff Landry as its next governor, flipping a Democratic seat to Republican.
Cheese straws are a Southern treat. Paula Deen gives us a taste of what her recipe is for cheese straws. Texas and Oklahoma tangle in Dallas, and undefeateds Kentucky and Georgia gather in Athens. Those are among the games "Pigskin Prognosticator" Keifer Engles is a keeping an eye on this early October weekend. Also, collards, barbecue, shrimp and plenty of music are being enjoyed at festivals across the region this weekend.
Rep. Kevin McCarthy becomes the first House speaker to be fired. Which congressman will ascend to the Speaker position? We review the list of Forbes 400 of billionaires in the South. A recipe for Crispy Southern Fried Chicken is served up. And, we hear a fun snippet from Augusta, Georgia-raised comedian Billy Anderson.
:Jill Dillard pens a best-selling book ("Counting The Cost") about her experience growing up in the Duggar household in Arkansas. "Toccopola Storyteller" Jerry Short recounts his days going through Airborne training in the Army. NutritionStudies.org releases an article about leaves that are edible in the South. Plus, drama in D.C., as Florida congressman Matt Gaetz files paperwork to oust House Speaker Kevin McCarthy..
Steve Wariner is arguably the best singer-songwriter-guitar player in the music business. Jon Rawl saw the talented virtuoso for the first time in concert Saturday in Powderly, Kentucky, and relays the experience inside the Merle Travis Music Center. Donald Trump enters a New York City courtroom today in a civil trial about his business finances. Also, the best corn mazes in the South are highlighted, including Anderson, South Carolina's Denver Downs Farm.
The U.S. government may shut down starting Oct. 1. Financial analyst Paul Hare shares his thoughts on the likely scenario developing on Capitol Hill. A Canadian is saying not so nice things about the South. There are several new films hitting the box office as October arrives Sunday. Also, we salute Jerry Lee Lewis on what would have been his 88th birthday with the playing of his 1977 hit "Middle Age Crazy."
The best hushpuppies in the world are feted, thanks to a new article on TasteAtlas.com. The second Republican presidential debate was. a bit of a snoozer in Simi Valley, California on Wednesday night. "The Boss" has cancelled his remaining tour stops for 2023, citing problems with peptic ulcer disease. And, "Pigskin Prognosticator" Keifer Engles previews Notre Dame at Duke, Alabama at Mississippi State, and Kansas at Texas.
Jonnie W. is a Nashville-based "clean" comedian. We hear a little of his schtick in this week's comedy showcase. With fall's official arrival, we share the tasty tips on how to make classic pumpkin bread. CSS Alabama captain Raphael Semmes (1809-1877) was born on this day, as well as rocker Meat Loaf (1947-2022). Also, the latest on the potential U.S. government shutdown.
New York City is on "Toccopola Storyteller" Jerry Short's mind, as he recounts his recent bad experience in Yankeeland. U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Alabama) isn't ruling out that she'll run for president one day. Lucy Score's newest best-seller "Things We Left Behind" is set in Virginia. Also, TheLocalPalate.com pens an article about Southern coffee roasters.
The Bill of Rights was passed by Congress on this date in 1789, and would be ratified by the states two years later. Nobel Prize-winner and Southern writer extraordinaire William Faulkner was born on this date in 1897. We hear part of his 1950 Nobel acceptance speech. House Republicans are scrambling to come up with a solution as a government shutdown seems imminent. Plus, we examine Matthew 5: 13-16 the "light" of the South.
Taking Back Sunday lead singer Adam Lazzara, an Alabama-born and North Carolina-bred crooner, has a birthday today. We play the rock band's biggest song, 2006's "MakeDamnSure." Thrillist.com has a tasty article we devour, "16 Southern Snacks You Need To Know About." Plus, Paul Hare talks about the impact a potential government shutdown will have on the markets.
The Oak Ridge Boys announce a "Farewell Tour" after more than 50 years of touring. A former Republican congressman is now backing the Democratic candidate for governor in Mississippi. Keifer Engles is back to help preview this weekend's Florida State at Clemson, Mississippi at Alabama, and SMU at TCU collegiate football contests. Also, a delicious smothered chicken recipe.
Roth IRAs are the hot topic this week as Southern financial strategist Paul Hare is back on the program. We salute the arguable "King" of Rock-and-Roll: Macon, Georgia's Little Richard (1932–2020). We've got a helpful "Gumbo in a Jiffy" recipe. And, was Bill Clinton the last "true Southerner" to lead the country?
Keifer Engles returns to help preview the weekend in college football, a Saturday that includes Tennessee invading The Swamp and a date with. the Florida Gators. Pawpaws will be celebrated in Virginia this weekend, while the Kentucky city of Bardstown will fete bourbon. Also, "14 Foods Every Southerner Should Have In The Pantry."
Paula Deen loves to cook Southern biscuits. We hear the Georgia Peach in the kitchen with tips on how to make perfect, delicious creations. Atlanta's creative genius Tyler Perry celebrates his 54th birthday today. His "Madea" character brings us a good chuckle. Also, Publix is recognized by Fortune as one the Top 10 best retail workplaces.
Hank Williams Jr. gets married in his mother's hometown of Banks, Alabama. We share the latest on Bocephus' nuptials with Brandi. "Toccopola Storyteller" Jerry Short details his Facebook usage and run-ins with Mr. Zuckerberg's company. The U.S. already has endured 23 severe weather events in 2023, an all-time high. We reminisce on the 1990s "Dirty Bird" Atlanta Falcons teams. And, Louisiana-born novelist Jennifer Weiner's new book, "The Breakaway," is No. 5 on the New York Times' best-sellers list for fiction.
Patriots' Day 2023, as the nation remembers the 22nd anniversary of the September 11 Attacks. Aaron Tippin's 2001 song "Where The Stars And Stripes And The Eagle Fly" was an important song of healing after the attack on democracy. Tostitos has tasty recipes for each of 32 professional football teams. Plus, a knucklehead wears a cap into church on Sunday morning. Is that wrong?
Lucinda Williams, alt-country singer-songwriter and a new author, is now featured in a Southern-centric magazine article. We pay tribute to Jimmy Buffett, one week after his passing. Paul Hare shares the shortened work week's financial news. And we walk through the weekend's big college football and NFL games.
Patrick Mahomes and the reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs begin the 2023 season at home against the Detroit Lions. Keifer Engles helps preview the weekend's exciting NFL and college football contests. Cowpeas are among the items being honored this weekend at festivals across the region. Also, the latest update on Tropical Storm Lee, the restrictive barriers floating on the Rio Grande, and Hunter Biden's pending indictment.
A new tropical storm has formed in the Atlantic Ocean: Lee. Dolly Parton sends a inspirational video to the Franklin High School (Tennessee) marching band. Duke moves into the Top 25 of the latest college football polls. Also, Grandparents' Day is Sunday. We have the top grandparent nickname in each of the Southern states.
Duke upends Clemson, and Florida State whips LSU. Those were two of the ACC surprises in Week 1 of college football. Jerry Short, "The Toccopola Storyteller," reflects on his short career as a county jail staffer. A car accident kills five Atlanta-area teens on Labor Day. Plus, remembering the life of Southern icon Jimmy Buffett.
Paul Hare has the latest financial news. Since a hurricane dominated headlines in the region this week, we play country music singer Leon Everette's 1981 hit "Hurricane." The South Carolina Gamecocks are the final school featured in our countdown to 2023 kickoff. Shane Beamer's team opens the new year Saturday against No. 21 North Carolina.
Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina have all felt the brunt of Idalia, as the hurricane-turned-tropical storm has brought a deluge of water, high winds and even death to the Southeast. Dolly Parton doesn't have time to meet with Kate Middleton while visiting London. We find out about Indian Head corn meal. And, we preview the 2023 Alabama Crimson Tide.
Megan Hedwall wraps up her "Y'all Show" career with a look at the best and worst jobs. Hurricane Idalia comes ashore Florida as a Category 4 storm. The Florida State Seminoles are today's featured college football team. Also, CNBC releases the article "The Salary Every Single Person Needs To Get By In Every U.S. State." How do the 16 Southern states stack up?
Hurricane Idalia is now heading to the Gulf Coast of Florida, as more than 40 counties of the Sunshine State are under emergency alert. "Toccopola Storyteller" Jerry Short discusses the recent wildfire tragedy in Hawaii. What could the government have done to save lives and property on Maui? Virginia author Jenny Han discusses her writing career and Amazon Prime series ("The Summer I Turned Pretty") on "CBS Mornings." And, a preview of the Tennessee Volunteers football season.
Stress reduction is a topic Megan Hedwall is ready to not be stressed out talking about. Steve Sarkisian and the Texas Longhorns are prepping for the Rice Owls to hit the 40 Acres on Saturday. Also, headlines from Florida today: a gunman kills three in an apparent racially-motivated shooting; and a tropical storm is forecast to hit Florida's Gulf coast later in the week.
Vanderbilt is the first SEC football team to kick it off in 2023. VandySports.com insider Sea Bass breaks down the Clark Lea-coached Commodores, as Hawaii surfs in to Nashville for a game Saturday night. Paul Hare has the latest Southern financial and insurance happenings. Also, we discuss Thursday night's booking and mug shot of Donald Trump at the Fulton County (Georgia) Jail.
Vivek Ramaswamy is a highlight of Wednesday's Republican presidential debate in Milwaukee. We have audio of the political newcomer's exchange on-stage with Mike Pence and Ron DeSantis. Lane Kiffin and the Mississippi Rebels are today's featured college football preview. Plus, the Sweet Tea & Southern Pickin's Festival (in McKenzie, Tennessee) is among the fun events happening around the South this weekend.
UPS workers agree to a big raise, one that customers will certainly feel. The Oklahoma Sooners aim to make their last season in the Big 12 a memorable one, as Brent Venables wants to improve upon his 6-7 football record from his debut season as head coach. Also, tasty Tennessee roasted peanuts and a savory summer peach barbecue sauce is on our palette.
Lyndon B. Johnson and Joe Biden have similarities as the election cycle heats up for 2024. Will Biden follow Johnson's lead and ultimately decline to run? "The Toccopola Storyteller" Jerry Short shares his thoughts on the 1968–2024 comparison. The Clemson Tigers are today's college football feature. Also, Dolly Parton teams with Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney on the Beatles' classic, "Let It Be."