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85 Bears Reunion: The NFL’s Most Vibrant Year

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85 Bears Reunion: The NFL’s Most Vibrant Year

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This special episode of DJ and Da Bear is the perfect way to kick off Superbowl week. We will feature some of the stars of the feared and beloved 1985 Bears–Otis Wilson, Gary Fencik, Dan Hampton, Steve McMichaels, Willie Gault and L.A. Mike Richardson. These guys are going take a walk down memory lane with us, reliving what it felt like to take the world by storm. They will discuss the dynamics between players and coaches, their views on why this formidable team didn’t make it to the Superbowl back-to-back, what it was like making the Superbowl Shuffle, and their current views on the game. This is a must listen episode!

Rated by ESPN as the greatest NFL team ever, the 1985 played with passion, ruthlessness and cunning. Never in the history of football has a defense intimidated quarterbacks any better, forcing seven quarterback substitutions over the course of the season. As the season went on, this monster team kept getting meaner, wilder and more oppressive. They shut out their first two playoff opponents; then, in a lopsided Super Bowl victory, they had seven sacks, held the Patriots to seven rushing yards and scored nine points. “I’ve never seen a defense like that in terms of smothering people, not even letting them move the ball, let alone score,” said former Colts and Bucs coach Tony Dungy.

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The ’85 Bears never won another Super Bowl, but their defense actually was superior over a period of time. DJ and Da Bear is going to be joined by some of the stars of that famous team.

Teen Scene The Importance of Pets By Andrew Wang

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Lamorinda teens work hard. Between volunteering, studying, and athletics there is hardly any time left for quality time with family, let alone the family pet.  Almost 70 percent of U.S. households have at least one domestic pet, according to the American Pet Products Association, and recent studies have linked pet ownership with reductions in loneliness and depression, as well as other health benefits, so we must not forget to always cherish our most loyal and incorrigibly joyful family members, our pets.

When I was 8, I got my first pet, a meek jade-blue parakeet we named Perchy. Every day Perchy greets me with a welcome chirp when I get home. Our happiest time of day together is when I practice the piano; Perchy’s loud chirping counterpoint is the best musical accompaniment. His secret hobby is biting the pages of my homework, much to the chagrin of my teachers.

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I asked other local teens about their relationships with their pets. Cary Huang of Campolindo says that ever since he received two brown and black kittens from a family friend, they have been his endearing companions. He calls them “Good” and “Bad,” and jokes that sometimes Good is the bad cat and Bad is the good cat. “Good sleeps on my chest every other night,” he says, “but after 20 minutes of pure silence she instantly jumps to the floor and dashes away, which always wakes me up. Then early in the morning, around six, she’ll meow because she wants the window blinds open so she can sit on the windowsill. I open the blinds while half-asleep, before realizing that the bright sunlight pours in. But, I do it for Good because Good really likes it.”

Kourosh Arasteh says his family’s dog, Elvis, is not just “incredibly loyal” but also “channels the Lhasa Apso spirit. … This breed was used to guard temples in Tibet. He literally warms up my day,” he says, “mostly my feet, because he likes to lie on them.” Another Campolindo student adds that his favorite part of having a dog is “having a companion that loves me unconditionally.”

For all animal owners, pets are heartwarming friends and usually considered an integral part of the family unit. Whether you are a cat, dog, rabbit, mouse, chicken, or iguana owner, take a moment to appreciate the love and entertainment your furry, feathered, or scaly family member has granted you. Treat him or her with a nutritious snack, safe toy, and your loving attention. Your bond with your pet is truly special and deserves to be celebrated. Who owns whom is a question that cannot be answered.

Andrew Wang, the Director of Concerts for Be the Star You Are! charity, is a rising senior at Campolindo High School. Besides writing and reporting, he enjoys programming, playing the piano and violin, and throwing a good Frisbee.

Read the article at Lamorinda Weekly.

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As the editor and teen coach for Teen Scene for the newspaper, Cynthia Brian has had the opportunity to work with talented teens with attitude and opinions. She shares selected published works. To read numerous articles shepherded by Cynthia, visit www.BTSYA.com. Cynthia Brian also produces Express Yourself!™ on VoiceAmerica Kids Network heard Tuesdays NOON PT or for photos, descriptions, links, and more visit Express Yourself.

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Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio is produced by Cynthia Brian of Starstyle® Productions, llc as an outreach program of Be the Star You Are!® charity. For information on being a guest email info@BetheStarYouAre.org. To make a tax-deductible donation to keep this positive youth programming broadcasting weekly to international audiences. Thanks for supporting teens!

Holiday Feasts, Green Prints 25th Anniversary, November Garden Guide

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Holiday Feasts, Green Prints 25th Anniversary, November Garden Guide

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Welcome to Starstyle®-Be the Star You Are!® with your hosts Cynthia Brian and Heather Brittany on the Voice America Empowerment Channel.  We strive to be useful, informative, interesting, entertaining, and unique as we seed, stimulate, and support space for positive, meaningful conversations. Instead of waiting for something better, we hope to help you create it now.  

What’s on your menu for the holidays? Are you roasting, barbecuing, deep frying? Do you offer plenty of leafy greens and vegetables to your guests? Heather Brittany and Cynthia Brian set the table with a healthy feast that doesn’t bust your britches.

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Pat Stone was the Garden Editor of Mother Earth News Magazine for twelve years before he established GreenPrints, the Weeder’s Digest to share the joys, heart, and soul of gardening. The winter issue of GreenPrints marks the 25th anniversary.  Cynthia Brian interviews her co-author of the New York Times best seller, Chicken Soup for the Gardener’s Soul, to talk gardening and twenty-five years of GreenPrints.

What is there to do in the November garden? The leaves have turned their bright sunset colors, many trees are already bare, and we gear up for the Thanksgiving holiday. Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian strolls through her autumn yard with gratitude and grace.  Listen at Voice America and at StarStyle Radio with photos and descriptions. 

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The award winning positive talk radio program, StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® broadcasts on the Voice America Empowerment Channel LIVE every Wednesday from 4-5pm Pt/7-8pm ET. Cynthia Brian and Heather Brittany are the Mother/Daughter dynamic duo who have been co-hosting this program live weekly since 1998 bringing upbeat, life enhancing conversation to the world. With Cynthia’s expertise in interviewing the trailblazers, authors, and experts and Heather’s healthy living segments, these Goddess Gals are your personal growth coaches helping you to jumpstart your life while igniting your flame of greatness.

Brought to the airwaves under the auspices of the literacy and positive media charity, Be the Star You Are!®, each program will pump your energy to help you live, love, laugh, learn, and lead.

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Tune in the Power Hour every Wednesday from 4-5pm PT/70-8pmET and join our empowerment party. For photos, descriptions, links, archives, and more. Get inspired, motivated, and informed with StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!®

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Congratulations to Cynthia Brian and Heather Brittany for 12 years of weekly LIVE broadcasting of StarStyle®-Be the Star you Are!® on Voice America/World Talk Radio. Tune in Wednesdays 4-5pm PT/7-8pm ET. Archives, photos, descriptions and more are available at all times. The program is brought to the airwaves as an outreach program of Be the Star You Are!® charity. Lend us your ears!

THE APP RAP

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THE APP RAP

TuneIn

By Alex Pawlakos

Edited by Cynthia Brian

App:  TuneIn Radio by TuneIn.

For: All Smartphones

Price: Free

If you like to listen to a wide variety of radio stations with differing formats, such as rock, classical, talk-radio, sports and so on, then TuneIn Radio is definitely for you.  This extremely popular app (over 40 million users) lets you listen to streaming audio from approximately 100,000 different live radio stations from all over the world.  In addition, you can listen to over 2 million prerecorded podcasts including lectures, concerts and comedies. You can even tune-in to college football games in every conference; literally hundreds of games broadcasting live.  With TuneIn Radio, it is very simple to browse through a huge list of different music genres from all over the world, including, of course, all your favorite local stations.  If you find stations that you particularly like listening to, just add them to your preset list.  Another neat feature is that you can search for an artist or a song, and the app will search the 70,000 radio stations to find where that song is playing right now.  The album art and song information is displayed while the song is playing. TuneIn Radio is simply an amazing app that is quite fun to use.

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Alex Pawlakos enjoys biking, weightlifting, and tutoring in his spare time. He is a reporter on Express Yourself™ Teen Radio. Check out the teen program on TuneIn Radio. Alex is an economics major at UC Berkeley.

As the editor and teen coach for Teen Scene for the newspaper, Cynthia Brian has had the opportunity to work with talented teens with attitude and opinions. She shares selected published works. To read numerous articles shepherded by Cynthia. Cynthia Brian also produces Express Yourself!™ on Voice America Kids Network heard Tuesdays NOON PT at  or for photos, descriptions, links, and more!
More information about the show at Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio is produced by Cynthia Brian of Starstyle® Productions, llc as an outreach program of Be the Star You Are!® charity. For information on being a guest email info@BetheStarYouAre.org. To make a tax-deductible donation to keep this positive youth programming broadcasting weekly to international audiences. Thanks for supporting teens!

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