What’s the buzz about the holiday season?
There are 20 days until Christmas and the countdown is officially on. Jason Hall, with RiDetroit, Lauren Crocker, co-host of The Blaine Fowler Morning Show on 96.3 WDVD, and Mimi Brown, a local author and motivational speaker, joined Tati Amare on “Live in the D” to discuss holiday festivities.
Celebrate National Family Day
What is extended family? Can friends be family? Are grandparents always the favorite? Jason Hall, with RiDetroit, Vanesa Cohen, co-founder of The Cohen Brand and owner of Motor City Date night, and Lauren Crocker, co-host of The Blaine Fowler Morning Show on 96.3 WDVD, joined Jason Carr on “Live In The D” to discuss these questions and the importance of National Family Day.
Are you planning your own “revenge travel” plans?
You may not be the only one dreaming up your next big vacation after COVID. Industry insiders say there will be a huge boom in spending for vacations, in a trend they call “revenge travel.” Tati called on friends of the show Lauren Crocker, Jason Hall, and AJ Williams to find out what their next big travel plans will be.
What’s your spring Cleaning routine?
It looks like the snow might be gone for good, which means it’s time to start thinking about spring cleaning. Often the biggest question about spring cleaning is where to start. For Crocker, cleaning out the closet is the best place to start, since clearing out space means she’ll get to revamp her wardrobe for the season. Cleaning out space in the spring also means making room for new tech. Hall said that for him the change in season means a new bike and new stuff for the car.
Celebrate International Women’s Day with women who inspire
First, Mimi talked about her inspiration, Maya Angelou. “I always think about her when I think about powerful women in history.”Next, everyone talked about their favorite women in film. Jason and Mimi both talked about Cicely Tyson, who stayed true to herself by only taking roles in films that highlighted African American women. AdFinally, Tati asked about the women in the music industry that inspire everyone. Mimi picked Aretha Franklin, an icon who’s music transcends audiences, and who has performed at multiple presidential inaugurations.
Why do you watch award shows?
AdFinally, do you watch the award shows? Hearn says she turns on the award shows to see the fashion. Now Russell, as a movie reviewer, Greg does follow the award shows and says sometimes they get it right, and other times not so much. He noted that often, whatever gets named in the first award show often gets mentions in all the following award shows, and that is not always for the best. So why do you watch award shows?
What’s the Buzz: A look back at 2020 and what’s next
2020 is finally coming to an end and most people are probably excited about it. Some people experienced a lot of personal growth while others just enjoyed being with their family. Jason Carr chatted with Mimi Brown, a local author and motivational speaker, Lauren Crocker from the Blaine Fowler Morning Show on 96.3 FM, and Mike Bonner, local comedian and car salesman, about what to expect for the new year, how to celebrate New Year’s Eve, and new technology addictions. Watch the video to see what they said about 2020 and what’s next.
Are you keeping up with holiday traditions in this untraditional year?
We know that things may be a little different for the holidays this year, but that could spark a new tradition or new ways of keeping up with old traditions. For What’s The Buzz, Kim DeGiulio was joined by local author and motivational speaker Mimi Brown, Lauren Crocker with The Blaine Fowler Morning Show on 96.3 WDVD, and local comedian Mike Bonner, to discuss the new ways of celebrating traditions over the holidays. From baking to whether, or not your company is having a holiday party. the What’s The Buzz crew have some interesting plans this holiday season. Watch the video above to hear about Lauren Crocker’s attempt to make Christmas cookies!
Are people going to be trick or treating this year?
With the number of COVID cases on the rise, many people are trying to figure out how they want to celebrate Halloween this year. So the first topic: How are you going to celebrate this year? Lauren said she is going to do socially-distant trick-or-treating with the help of a candy chute. Her husband Michael is building the chute so they can safely send candy down to the kiddos. Jason’s recommendation is to turn off all the lights and stay away from the windows so people know you’re not participating.
Let’s talk pizza for National Pizza Month!
October is National Pizza Month! You may want to try some new toppings or order from your favorite pizzeria. Comedian Mike Bonner, Lauren Crocker from the Blaine Fowler Morning Show on 96.3 FM WDVD, and comedian Melanie Hearn chatted with host Jason Carr about the great pizza debates: Does pineapple belong on Pizza? How do you classify a flatbread versus a pizza? Are you a fan of cold pizza?
What’s The Buzz about Fall?
That time of year has officially come: Tomorrow is the first day of fall! We have all been feeling it for a while, with the cooler weather we have been experiencing as of late, including our friends of the show. Comedian Melanie Hearn, Jason Hall of RiDetroit, and Lauren Crocker of The Blaine Fowler Morning Show on 96.3 WDVD, joined Jason Carr to break down the upcoming season and take their stance on the ultimate fall debates: Should the season be called fall or autumn? Finally, when does fall actually end? Check out their answers in the video above.
Is common courtesy common sense?
Please, thank you, and youre welcome are all things you say when you are being courteous to one another, and September just happens to be National Courtesy Month. Mimi agreed with Lauren and said courtesy could be upped in stores as well. Lauren talked about how easy it was to do something small, like a wave, when someone does something nice for you on the road. Giving the servers grace and just being kinder, in general, is something that goes a long way, said both Lauren and Mimi. Not only is important to say the right things, but to use the right tone, and acknowledge people with other non-verbal cues, like eye contact, or a nod.
Have you done these 3 common quarantine things?
So we wanted to see if they were doing these common quarantine activities. Did you have a quarantine project? Do you have quarantine project pride or envy? AJ Williams has gotten really into plant care and says she is referred to as the plant lady now. Jason Hall says hes very proud of all his projects and has started getting more into social media.
Go behind the mic with radio host Blaine Fowler
Working home from home has its unique challenges and that is something Blaine Fowler, host of The Blaine Fowler Morning Show" on 96.3 WDVD, can personally attest to. He and his co-host Lauren Crocker have been putting out a live show every morning from their respective homes. Blaine told Tati Amare and Jason Carr all about the challenges he has been facing while giving a glimpse of his at-home studio. He also shared what it is like having his family members become his new co-workers and gave us look at the family thats moved into his backyard. To see Blaines new furry neighbors, watch the video above.
How do you keep your New Year’s resolution?
This Friday is National Ditch Your Resolution Day, but we are going to help you get through it and stay on track this year! What’s the Buzz today is all about sticking to your goals for 2020. How do you respond to someone who tries to get you off your resolution by saying “it’s no big deal"? What if your significant other makes a resolution that impacts both your lives? Joining Tati and Jason today on the couch to talk about it are Lauren Crocker, with “The Blaine Fowler Morning Show” on 96.3 WDVD, and Jason Hall with RiDetroit.
Do you watch scary movies?
Halloween is all about frights and fun, so we're going to get into the scary part of the season- what is it that scares you? We asked them: What scares you? Do you like scary movies? Michelle Oliver also joined in the conversation with some responses to the question we posted on Facebook; Do you watch scary movies? Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Is fall the best season of them all?
Is fall the best season? Are you excited for the new fall shows? We're talking all about fall on What's the Buzz. Joining hosts Tati Amare and Kim DeGiulio on the set today are two big fans of fall: Lauren Crocker, one of the hosts of "The Blaine Fowler Morning Show" on 96.3 WDVD, and Jason Hall with RiDetroit. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Do you have more summer FOMO or JOMO?
What's the Buzz today is all about FOMO (fear of missing out) and JOMO (joy of missing out). Lauren and AJ both said they had JOMO while Jason said FOMO. The answers were reversed this time for the panelists with AJ and Lauren saying they had FOMO and Jason saying he has JOMO. Finally: Do you have a fear of missing out on summer fun? The panelists were unanimous saying they for sure had FOMO for summer fun.
What's the Buzz: Food and Fireworks are hot topics on the 4th of July
We are smack dab in the middle of summer and about to celebrate the 4th of July. First topic was neighborhood fireworks. Most of the panel agreed that fireworks are ok, as long as they end the week of the 4th of July. Lauren said she does not care for fireworks in her neighborhood because of what it does to her pets. Finally, We asked our viewers which one they prefer, hot dogs or hamburgers on the 4th of July?