Overnight America Podcast: August 23rd, 2016 – Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Rob Ross

Since retiring from professional basketball as the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, six-time MVP, and Hall of Fame inductee, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has become a lauded observer of culture and society, a New York Times bestselling author, and a regular contributor to The Washington Post, TIME magazine and TIME.com.

He now brings that keen insight to the fore in Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White, his most incisive and important work of non-fiction in years. He uses his unique blend of erudition, street smarts and authentic experience in essays on the country’s seemingly irreconcilable partisan divide – both racial and political, parenthood, and his own experiences as an athlete, African-American, and a Muslim. The book is not just a collection of expositions; he also offers keen assessments of and solutions to problems such as racism in sports while speaking candidly about his experiences on the court and off.

 

In my Day we didn’t have kids on their cell phones in class.  To be fair kids didn’t even have cell phones it was a beeper.  Wait, it wasn’t that either.  We were passing notes on folded sheets of paper and darn it if your teacher caught you and made you read it out loud.  So much changes so fast when we think of pop culture; do you remember the rap battles on the street corner?  How about when we all thought mixing pop rocks and soda would make your stomach explode.  Do you remember slouch socks with high heels?  I do and so does my friend Rob Ross from PopDose.com.  Which is why we look to him to help keep us on top of the latest trends in Pop Culture each week on the show.  This week Rob talks about new music, trends on tv, and more.

 

Stacey O’Connor sat with Jon this morning to talk about Intel’s latest study showing there is a shortage of people working in preventing data breaches.

 

Choose a batter, flavor with syrup, add a frosting—it’s magic!

Want something decadent and fudgy? Darkest Chocolate Cake + Caramel Syrup + Malted Milk Chocolate Frosting + crushed candy bars = Candy Bar Cake. Or how about a nutty cake like the Elvis: Peanut Butter Cake + Bacon Syrup + Nutella Frosting, topped with candied bacon. Fit for the king, indeed!

This innovative and remarkably easy way to bake luscious, flavorful cakes is a formula for cake bliss. Cake Magic! is a full-color visual cookbook—photos in the front, recipes in the back—and the first step in every baker’s cake adventure. It includes valuable baking tips, vegan and gluten-free variations, plus how to tweak the recipes to make sheet cakes, Bundt cakes, and cupcakes, too.  Author Caroline Wright joined Jon to talk about baking cakes.

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