Friday, July 21, 2017

07/21 JIM ROOPE, OJ GRANTED PAROLE

JIM ROOPE JOINS MIKE HORN TO CHAT ABOUT OJ BEING GRANTED PAROLE

Jim is an accomplished award-winning broadcaster, voiceover artist, actor, host and emcee who is driven by an incredible passion for self-expression. Currently he Los Angeles Radio Correspondent for Westwood One News, his award-winning radio career includes KRLA and KNX in Los Angeles and his work as the West Coast Radio News correspondent for CNN.Jim started his career as a disc jockey but natural curiosity directed him to news. Jim is also a performer. His acting roles are often noted for their unique blend of passion, grace, comedy and fire. Jim has created characters that are unforgettable.


Jim's voice and character voices have appeared in various commericals and animated features such as "Puss n' Boots Beyond the Fairytale" from Renegade Animation in Los Angeles and in stage productions such as "The Odd Couple" in which he played Felix Unger. He has won 10 Golden Mic Awards and two Peabody Awards for excellence in broadcasting.

Friday, July 14, 2017

07/14 GILLIAN MCCAIN, PLEASE KILL ME: THE UNCENSORED ORAL HISTORY OF PUNK

This year we celebrate the 20th anniversary of PLEASE KILL ME: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk, with an updated edition complete with new photos and an afterword by the authors detailing the oral  history narrative genre.

Co-author Gillian McCain joins the show!

Monday, July 10, 2017

07/10 ROBERT S. GOODMAN, MD - AUTHOR, THE DISCOVERY

A MEDICAL DRAMA UNFOLDS IN THE LEGAL THRILLER THE DISCOVERY

In THE DISCOVERY by Robert S. Goodman and Louis Kraft, a young obstetrician/gynecologist delivers a premature baby after attending a dinner party. The child survives the delivery, but complications lead to a malpractice lawsuit two decades later.

In 1952, a pregnant seventeen-year-old gives birth in a Los Angeles hospital. Two nurses attend to the young woman while they wait for the doctor on call to arrive for the delivery. Dr. Harry Chapman arrives at the hospital clearheaded but with alcohol on his breath. The premature baby is born blue and placed in an incubator. The nurses turn the oxygen to the level recommended to pediatricians for preemies the year before to prevent blindness. When the baby’s color doesn’t change, Harry instructs the nurses to turn the oxygen up to maximum. They protest, but Harry insists that the nurses comply to save the baby from brain damage or death.

In 1972, Greg Weston, a twenty-year-old paralegal meets a young woman who works with a renowned pediatrician. When she questions the attractive young man about his blindness, Greg reveals that his adoptive parents told him he was born blind. After agreeing to see the doctor Gail works for, Greg becomes aware that his blindness may have occurred as a result of physician error. Greg requests his medical records from the hospital and the adoption agency, and he finds that the hospital records tell a different story about what took place after his birth. In both records, Dr. Harry Chapman is indicated as the doctor who delivered him. Greg shares his findings with a partner in his law firm, and they build a case against Dr. Chapman based on fraudulent changes in the hospital records, which allows the statute of limitations to be thrown out.

After Harry receives word that he is being sued, his attorney advises him that the malpractice insurance he carried in 1952 will not cover even a fraction of the multimillion-dollar lawsuit. The stress and uncertainty of the case, along with the accusation of fraud, breaks Harry, leading him down a road of depression and alcohol dependence. As Harry’s wife, Helen, watches her husband deteriorate, she makes an unthinkable choice to put an end to the plaintiff’s case.

In THE DISCOVERY, the authors connect the lives of two individuals across two decades, exposing vulnerabilities, bitterness, and frailties. As the case moves forward, a key witness’s testimony alters the lives of both men.

In writing THE DISCOVERY, Goodman and Kraft’s intentions were to offer readers multidimensional characters with real-world problems and to bring awareness to the severe affect malpractice lawsuits can have on physicians’ professional and personal lives.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Author/historian Louis Kraft has focused his energy on producing work that highlights racism and the human experience of people who have put their lives on the line to prevent war. He has written articles for magazines, including Research Review and Wild West, as well as fiction (The Final Showdown) and nonfiction (Gatewood & Geronimo) books. Kraft returned to fiction writing when he collaborated with Robert S. Goodman on The Discovery.

Robert S. Goodman, MD has been in private practice since 1966, specializing in internal medicine. During his fifty-plus-year career, Goodman has been involved in hospital politics and served as chief of staff at Encino Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Goodman’s experience testifying as an expert witness in defense of hospitals and doctors contributed to his interest in writing The Discovery.

Friday, July 7, 2017

07/07 WHAT'S TRENDING, ENTERTAINMENT NEWS!

JIM & TYLER ROOPE join MIKE HORN on the 
WEEKEND EDITION of THE LOUNGE
talkin' about ALL the hot topics...