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Paul Shaffer

Paul Shaffer

We have a treat for you this week as we welcome the former band leader of Dave Letterman’s “Most Dangerous Band,” Paul Shaffer to the show to discuss his long-running music career, how he got started as a television band leader, his new interview series, his Christmas Eve trips to visit the troops in Afghanistan and much, much more.

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Damon West

Randy welcomes one of America’s most sought-after motivational speakers, Damon West. He shares his struggles with addiction, his descent into a life of crime, and the incredible story of how he overcame his demons to live out his “next mission” of serving others. We hope you enjoy this great discussion on The National Defense!

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Newt Gingrich

We welcome back Newt Gingrich to the program to take a look at his newest book “Defeating Big Government Socialism: Saving America’s Future.” We discuss some current events and hear Newt’s unique take on what is happening around us on a local, national, and global scale.

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Adam Carolla

We welcome one of our favorite comedians and commentators, the hilarious Adam Carolla. We discuss his brand new book “Everything Reminds Me of Something: Advice, Answers…but No Apologies.” Randy peppers Adam with some rapid fire questions straight from his book as well as some off the top of his head, in this enjoyable interview.

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Jenna Bush Hager

We welcome co-host of Today on NBC, Jenna Bush Hager, to the program to discuss her father, her experience during “Fleet Week” as well as her thoughts on the human faces of those that serve in our armed forces and the families that support them from home.

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Major Tom Schueman

Major Tom Schueman

We welcome back Major Thomas Schueman to the program to get an update on his incredible story as well as how he has turned his experience into a fascinating new book: “Always Faithful: A Story of the War in Afghanistan, the Fall of Kabul, and the Unshakable Bond Between a Marine and an Interpreter.” We talk with Major Schueman about his experience saving his interpreter, how the new book is told from the perspective of BOTH men, and what the future holds for them.

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Sofia Carson and Nicholas Galitzine

We welcome two of the stars from the Netflix film “Purple Hearts” to the program, Sofia Carson and Nicholas Galitzine, to talk about their new film that is right up our audience’s alley. Sofia, Nicholas, and Randy discuss the subject of the film where an aspiring musician agrees to a marriage of convenience with a soon-to-deploy Marine, but a tragedy soon turns their fake relationship all too real.

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Charlynda Scales

Charlynda Scales is a Tennessee native who spent 11 years active duty in the U.S. Air Force. While still on active duty, Scales founded a Dayton-based business called ” Mutt’s Sauce”. This all-purpose sauce is based on a family recipe her late grandfather bequeathed to her. We talk with Charlynda about her product and the support she has received from Bob Evans Farms in the Heroes to CEOs program.

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Ryan Kules

We welcome Ryan Kules, Director of Project Odyssey from Wounded Warrior Project. Ryan discusses his work with WWP as well as his own experience being supported by the organization when he was severely injured in an IED attack. He talks about WWP’s continuing mission to support the physical and mental well-being of American veterans who have suffered adverse affects to their bodies and minds in service to our nation. Project Odyssey is a 12-week mental health program that uses adventure-based learning to help warriors manage and overcome their invisible wounds, enhance their resiliency skills, and empower them to live productive and fulfilling lives.

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Kenny Loggins

We welcome one of our favorite musicians, a man who practically wrote the theme song for every other Hollywood blockbuster in the 80s: Kenny Loggins! Randy talks with Kenny about his successful and difficult history with Jim Messina, their reunion show at the Hollywood Bowl, and some really fun stories about his time in the music industry.

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Jose Hernandez

We welcome our first ever ASTRONAUT to the program: Jose Hernandez! Randy talks with Jose about the fascinating new pictures that have arrived from the James Webb Space Telescope and learn a little about what we’re seeing in the fantastic photos. Jose also owns a vineyard out in California, so, of course, Randy takes the opportunity to discuss a little vino with our spaceman as well.

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Jane Rosenthal

We welcome producer Jane Rosenthal, who, along with Robert De Niro, founded the Tribeca Film Festival in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks to help revitalize downtown Manhattan. Randy and Jane talk about how you can bring the most recent Tribeca Festival home in the aptly named Tribeca At Home. We thank Jane for the long list of great films that she has produced as well as her work in supporting philanthropic causes throughout her career.

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