How do you show love for your pet?
National Love Your Pet Day is a day to celebrate your pets and share your love for them. Local author and motivational speaker Mimi Brown and Jason Hall with RiDetroit joined “Live In The D Host” Tati Amare and guest-host AJ Williams for “What’s the Buzz” to share the love they have for their pets.
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 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.
What does Martin Luther King Jr. Day mean to you?
Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It is also known as a Day of Service where people go out and do something positive in their communities. We asked our What’s the Buzz crew what this day means to them and what they do to celebrate it. Mike said King’s ability to forgive and move forward with his mission on a strict non-violent method was amazing. Next Tati asked them how they plan to observe the day.
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!
The jury is out. Do people use too many “!” while texting?
It got us talking about text messages and how things are rapidly changing because of the impact texting has had on things like a period or an exclamation point. So today for What’s The Buzz we are talking all about texting etiquette. First up they tackled the using periods in text messages. AJ, on the other hand, thinks they should be used in their proper grammatical way, being the editor she is. Tati loves using punctuation to denote tone in her text messages and said it was all about how you use it.
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.
Whats The Buzz: Are your new quarantine habits here to stay?
There are great ways to experience life in your home now. On Whats the Buzz, Live in the D friends of the show played a game of Keep It Or Quit It, when discussing if they are ready to go back to normal and experience life outside their home or if they want to keep it in their home. Joining Host Tati Amare was Mark Sobolewski, a teacher, actor, and comedian; Mimi Brown a motivational speaker and author; and Tasha Lord, a singer and songwriter. Watch the video to hear their chat about what they plan to continue doing when life returns back to normal.
Here’s the first step for your 2020 Vision
Host Tati Amare and Jason Carr chatted with Mimi Brown, local author, and motivational speaker, about making vision boards ahead of National Vision Board Day this Saturday. A vision board is a pictorial representation of your goals. Making a vision board allows you to create your vision hands-on. You can also enjoy it with friends by hosting a vision board party. Another idea is to create a vision board on Pinterest and make it your background on your phone so you can see it more.
Are real books better than ebooks?
Do you prefer real books or are you all about the ebooks? Does music sound better on vinyl or streamed? Do you keep all your pictures digitally or do you like to print them out? In this digital age, What's the Buzz is discussing if the real deal is better than the digital. Michelle Oliver joined in the conversation with viewer comments from social media.
Can you really unplug?
The first question discussed, do you think it is possible to unplug from your smartphone or internet? Brown said that it is possible to unplug if you are intentional about it. She believes that you need to be thoughtful and let people know if you decide to unplug. The group also discussed whether or not you can really unplug on vacation? Tell us what you do when you unplug on the "Live in the D" Facebook page.
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?
How Do You Keep The Peace In A House Divided?
When it comes to the Super Bowl, we know there's a lot more to it than food. Tati asked the group what to do if you are in a house divided and are cheering for different teams. Most of the country tunes into the big game and celebration on Sunday, with one in four people calling in sick the next day. Should the Monday after the Super Bowl be a holiday? Local 4 is the only place you can watch the Super Bowl.