Monday, Nov. 28th @ 9:20 AM:  Actor and singer Donny Most, best known for his role as Ralph Malph on the television series Happy Days.

He was singing long before he started working with Ron Howard, Henry Winkler and Garry Marshall.

Yes, it's true.

Donny truly has vocal chops and he has a wonderful way of  delivering each standard in a

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way that no  one else can, No matter how often you have heard that song before it is as though you are hearing it for the first time,  and loving every second of it!  Whether it is a ballad, or swinging  favorites like Clementine and Mack the Knife, audiences know they are in for a treat by the first note.

Donny is currently touring with his band performing his Sings and Swings: Sinatra, Dino, Darin & more show.  In this performance, Donny delivers music from Sinatra and Darin, to Dean Martin and Nat King Cole and others from that era.  He even shares a few stories and quips from his tenure on the television hit series Happy Days.

Most recently, Don was seen in a recurring role on the hit TV show - "Glee", as well as starring roles in the indie film - "The Yankles", and "Chez Upshaw", starring Kevin Pollack and Illeana Douglas.

He just finished starring in "Campin Buddies", along with a role in the independent film - "Remember Isobel", and the short film - "Duality."

Most's other feature film credits include "ED TV", directed by Ron Howard; "Crazy Mama", directed by Jonathan Demme, and "The Great Buck Howard", starring John Malkovich.  In television, his other guest starring roles include "Men Of A Certain Age", "Century City", 'Star Trek: Voyager', 'Yes, Dear', 'The Crow, 'Sabrina', 'Sliders', 'Dark Skies' and 'The Family Guy'.

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Also on Monday morning @ 9:45:  Holiday Interview with John Baumann from Montgomery Ward's.

For more than 140 years, "Montgomery Ward" has been a well-known and trusted catalog brand. In 1872, Aaron Montgomery Ward established the first mail-order business with an innovative single-sheet catalog offering 163 items. Montgomery Ward's superior service and impressive assortment of goods led to rapid growth, and by 1904 the original Montgomery Ward company was mailing catalogs to three million customers.

In 2008 the "Montgomery Ward" brand was acquired by a subsidiary of The Swiss Colony, Inc. (now known as Colony Brands, Inc.), a family-owned direct-mail business that strives to continue the heritage, traditions and values of the brand that were inspired by the founder, Aaron Montgomery Ward. Today, Montgomery Ward offers one-stop shopping for quality items at affordable prices—and quick, convenient delivery.

Wards.com continues to provide customers around the country with quality, name-brand products and great values. Find home essentials from Rachael Ray, Canon, Keurig and more. Browse and search for products—24 hours a day, 7 days a week—and checkout using our fast and secure online shopping cart.

~~~  This interview will feature listener giveaways from Wards.com  ~~~

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Tuesday, Nov. 29th @ 8:45 AM:  Christy Jordan, founder of SouthernPlate.com, and author of "Sweetness: Southern Recipes to Celebrate the Warmth, the Love, and the Blessings of a Full Life."

Celebrate the sweet spirit and taste of Southern hospitality with Christy Jordan, the voice of Southern cooking for a new generation. Sweetness is a memory made in our grandmother’s kitchen. Sweetness is nights on the porch, listening to the old stories. Sweetness is welcoming guests with an open heart. And food: sustaining those same guests with Peach Buttermilk Pie. Greeting the kids and their friends after school with

Chocolate Chip Dream Bars. Sitting in the shade with neighbors and cooling down with Blushing Apple Juleps. (Pour some for the little ones, too—there’s no alcohol.) Or ending dinner on the high note of a Chocolate Chess Pie, because you always need a little something sweet to finish it off, whether a meal or a day.

In Sweetness, Christy Jordan shares 197 recipes for sweet things to eat and drink—recipes that are deeply delicious, rich with tradition, often reaching through generations, and designed with today’s hectic schedules in mind. Because life is just better when you add a little sweetness.

ABOUT Christy Jordan is the author of Come Home to Supper and Southern Plate. She is also the publisher of SouthernPlate.com, which draws millions of visitors eager for her comfort food and warm, wise stories. She’s appeared on Today, Paula Deen, The Talk, QVC, and a host of other media outlets. For nine generations her family has enjoyed the sweetness of living in Huntsville, Alabama.

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Wednesday, Nov. 30th @ 8:45 AM:  Mike Harney, from Harney & Sons Master Tea Blenders.

Starting production out of his basement in 1983, John Harney began his own journey in mastering the craft of tea blending. Serving his distinctive blends with inn guests, he soon found they were coming back for more. Never did John Harney imagine that his small

home-run business in Salisbury, Connecticut would turn into a global operation, now headquartered in Millerton, New York filling 90,000 square feet of warehouse space, and employing over 190 people. The company, which sources, blends, and packages their own product from start to finish, has grown from their original six teas, to more than three hundred. John brought in his 2 sons: Mike & Paul. Their story truly captures the essence of American Business Ingenuity.

Harney & Sons was founded on a commitment to deliver customers the finest quality tea possible. This promise, made  over 30 years ago, serves as the company's guiding principle. John's sons carry on the tradition. Today, Harney & Sons Tea remains family owned and managed, with three generations of Harney's preserving John's tradition of fine tea and traveling the world in search of the finest ingredients.

It is not only the Harney mission to deliver quality tea products to their customers, but also to educate the world of tea history and taste. Whether through their dedicated customer service team, their published guides to tea drinking, or their two tea tasting shops, the Harney & Sons team works to pass on their passion of tea to a wide audience.  Harney & Sons remains committed to delivering their customers a superior tea drinking experience.

~~~  This interview will feature listener prize giveaways from Harney & Sons  ~~~

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Also on Wednesday morning @ 9:10:  Sarah Janssen, Senior Editor of "The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2017."

The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Since 1868, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs.

The 2017 edition of The World Almanac® reviews the events of 2016 and will be your go-to source for questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more.

Features include:

• 2016—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac® list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2016.
• 2016—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, the 2016 World Series, and much more.
• 2016—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2016, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports.
• 2016—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac® editors found some of the strangest news stories of the year.
• World Almanac ® Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac® lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2016, from news and sports to pop culture.
• 2016 Election Results: The World Almanac® provides a comprehensive look at the entire 2016 election process, from the roller coaster of the early primaries to state and county presidential voting results and coverage of House, Senate, and gubernatorial races.
• The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac® provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world.

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Closing out Wednesday morning @ 9:45:  John Baumann is back, this time representing The Swiss Colony, Inc.

Tucked in the hills of beautiful Monroe, Wisconsin, The Swiss Colony began in the entrepreneurial spirit of a young Ray Kubly. A smart, enterprising student at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Ray wrote up an advertising campaign that detailed a business that sold cheese by mail.Ray Kubly

After graduating, Ray took his class project and began to mold it into reality from the

basement of his home in Monroe. In 1926, he mailed out handbills, which he himself designed and stamped, that advertised cuts of Wisconsin-made bulk cheeses. As orders came in, he cut the huge wheels of cheese into pieces, and wrapped and shipped them. In his first year of business, he sold all 50 packages of cheese that he had prepared.

Through the 1940s and 50s, interest in the company increased, and so did its size and profits. In 1954, Ray Kubly incorporated The Swiss Colony from the enterprise begun in his basement. Through all these years, Ray worked a regular day job outside The Swiss Colony until 1961, when he was finally able to focus full–time on his own company. Since then, The Swiss Colony and its affiliated businesses have grown by leaps and bounds, from cheese and food gifts to general merchandise encompassing several different brands.

~~~  This interview will include listener giveaways from The Swiss Colony ~~~

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Thursday, Dec. 1st @ 8:45 AM:  Becky Baines, Senior Editor at National Geographic Kids Books, introducing "Famous Fails!: Mighty Mistakes, Mega Mishaps, & How a Mess Can Lead to Success!."

This fun book of quirky failures and famous flops will keep kids laughing while they learn the importance of messing up in order to get it right.  Science, architecture, technology, entertainment -- there are epic fails and hilarious goof-ups from every important field. Silly

side features help to analyze the failures: "Lesson Learned," "It Could be Worse!," "Losing Combinations," and a "Fail Scale" help readers navigate the different kinds and scopes of the mistakes made. Read to learn what went wrong, what went right, and what kids can learn from each failed attempt.

ABOUT Becky Baines is an executive editor at National Geographic Kids' Books. "Famous Fails" is her favorite new series from NGK because it makes her feel better to know that even Einstein didn't always get good grades. But it's also made her realize that without failure, you can't have success. After all, as Benjamin Franklin once said "I haven't failed 10,000 times, I've simply found 10,000 ways that wouldn't work." And that's her motto in life. When she's not trying to invent things or master a new sport like bobsledding, Becky lives in Arlington, Virginia with her dog Bob Barker, who has never won anything in his life.

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Also on Thursday morning @ 9:10:  Folks from The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck's upcoming production of "The Christmas Carol."

Charles Dickens' classic returns to The CENTER after a two-year hiatus. The original production that played at The CENTER for ten years, has been brightened and

re-envisioned with new sets, costumes and staging.

Join Scrooge, Tiny Tim and all of Dickens' famous characters and over 30 of the world's most beloved Christmas carols.

Directed by Diana diGrandi for CENTERstage.

Starring Lou Trapani as Scrooge.  With Charles Barnett, Andy Crispell, Emily DePew, Joe Felece, Jane Langan, Lisa Lynds, Patrick McGriff & Richard Prouse.

The show runs from December 2nd through December 18th.

For information about the show, or to purchase tickets, visit them online here.

~~~  This interview will feature ticket giveaways as listener prize giveaways  ~~~

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Lastly on Thursday @ 9:30 AM:  Chris Formant, author of new novel, "Bright Midnight."

They were the voices of Gantry Elliot’s generation—Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison—comets that lit up the sky and disappeared too soon. Elliot longs for the days when rock and roll blazed with fierce originality, even as he struggles to keep up with current trends as an investigative reporter for Rolling Stone. Still, it was a comfortable living, until someone started sending him anonymous packages containing cryptic notes

and eye-popping revelations.

As the packages grow more urgent and frightening, Elliot is forced to confront a terrifying possibility—could someone be behind the deaths of these music legends? With the help of the FBI, he follows the trail, which might lead to copycat murders, a serial killer—or something even worse.

Author Chris Formant has written the novel he’s waited a lifetime to reveal, a mystery at the heart of rock and roll. A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Board of Trustees and lifetime collector and enthusiast, he has reimagined how these losses of a generation might be viewed when 21st century forensic techniques are applied. The result is BRIGHT MIDNIGHT, a book that blows conspiracy theories sky high and keeps you spinning until the very last chord.

ABOUT CHRIS FORMANT, who got his start in rock and roll in his early “garage band’ days, never dreamed he would one day hold a seat on the Board of Trustees of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Today he is still a student of rock and roll and an avid collector of rock memorabilia. As an executive in a leading global company, running a multi-billion-dollar business, Formant is the unlikeliest of authors of a murder mystery. However, the continued unanswered questions surrounding the deaths of our most iconic rock legends led Formant to first speculate and then re-imagine what would happen if cutting-edge technology were applied to these famous cold cases.

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