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What About Samuel Jackson as the Next James Bond?

Pierce Brosnan, Sean Connery and Daniel Craig -- what do these three have in common? I know ... super-easy question.

They all played James Bond. And the latest James Bond movie, "Spectre," is currently killing it in theaters!

But speculation is that this will be Craig's last Bond film -- leading to more speculation about who the next Bond might be.

Here's my suggestion: What about Samuel L. Jackson?

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Michele Makes the Cut at Jay Owenhouse’s Show at the Capitol [VIDEO]

It was a close call, but somehow I survived being sawed in half by master illusionist Jay Owenhouse Saturday at the Capitol Theatre!

Rik, Cefus and I interviewed Jay prior to the show and I asked him how it would be possible to check off a bucket list item I had of being sawed in half by a magician.

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Is It Too Early to Start Playing Christmas Music? [POLL]

I have this friend who LOVES Christmas! Once Halloween is over she starts going all crazy putting up her Christmas decorations, but the worst offense is she starts playing Christmas music.

Is it too early to start playing Christmas music?

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Why Chris Stapleton Probably Won’t Change Country Radio Much

I grew up in the '80s, a time when Ronnie Milsap, Eddie Rabbit, Juice Newton and Alabama ruled the country music landscape and the thought of traditional country was in the rear view mirror as artists like Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennnings and Merle Haggard saw their radio hits waning.

At the time, a lot of folks where unhappy with the rise of country pop and the pendulum swung as country radio tried to find the next wave of traditional country. The next class exploded on the scene with Randy Travis, Alan Jackson, Clint Black and Garth Brooks being branded the "new" traditionalists and country music was saved again.

Now flash forward to 2015. 

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My Obsessions Pale in Comparison to a Kip Moore Fanatic Who’ll Be on Dr. Phil

I'll admit that I can be a little obsessive over Alexander Skarsgard, Tim McGraw and Sam Hunt, but if I ever reach the level of this lady who will be on an upcoming episode of Dr. Phil, please slap some sense into me!

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Things Get ‘Real’ When Doctors Say It’s a Tumor

We try to be the "real" morning show on the radio. Sometimes that means sharing painful, embarrassing or very personal things.

I'd like to share something very personal that my family has been going through the past few months.

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Craig Morgan Says ‘Hearing’ a Hit Is Hit Or Miss At Best [LISTEN]

Craig Morgan didn't get invited to the CMA Awards on looks alone -- the versatile country singer/songwriter has spent the past 15 years cranking out hits like "International Harvester," "That's What I Love About Sunday" and "Almost Home...

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Should You Remove Tattoos From Past Relationships? [POLL]

A Bull Pen listener needs your help ...

Dear Rik, Michele and Cefus:
My boyfriend and I have been talking marriage. I think he is getting ready to propose. We did have a bit of an argument on Friday over one of my tattoos. It has the names of my two kids and my ex-husband. He wants me to remove my ex's name. There is no way to do it without changing the entire tatt.

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Clichés Are All in a Day’s Work

It's cliché day! What is a cliché? It's a phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought.

What are some of your favorite clichés -- or maybe even ones you hear us use on the radio?

Here are a few of my all-time favorite clichés:

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Chris Cagle Announces Retirement From Country Music [VIDEO]

Chris Cagle has just tweeted that after 15 years, he's retiring from country music and performing on the road. Cagle hit the country scene in 2000 and shot to the top of the charts with his first big single, "My Love Goes On and On". He will be sadly missed in these days of ever-changing musical tastes, but decided to hang it up after taking a photo of his daughter losing a tooth. He stated "I missed the first, but never again."

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Merchants Can’t Wait for Christmas — But We Wish They Would

Can we go back to one at a time, Yakima? Before we even get done with Halloween it seems like everywhere you turn it's on to the next big holiday. It's been a common complaint I've had over the past 10 years, and it's mainly focused on retailers.

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How Early is Too Early for Trick-or-Treating?

What time is it appropriate to start trick-or-treating? We had a listener call and ask this question, and it got us wondering.

I suppose it's a personal preference, but I would make an exception for cute little kids...

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