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KTLA Morning News anchor Frank Buckley interviews newsmakers, celebrities, technologists and tastemakers about what drives and inspires them, and how they got where they are today. With no time limits on “Frank Buckley Interviews,” Frank gets his guests to reveal more about themselves than they can during a typical live TV segment. New episodes are released every Wednesday. The TV version airs on KTLA-TV Channel 5 Saturdays at 8:30pm & Sundays at midnight.
 
The 1099 is an interview-based podcast that highlights the best writers, YouTubers, developers, publishers, and people in video games and beyond. Founded by Josiah Renaudin and hosted by Joseph Knoop, the duo brings on guests from all over the industry to talk about what they do, current trends, and methods for breaking into games. Big thanks to Simon Viklund for writing the original theme music (you can check out his work at www.simonviklund.com) and Zach Buckley for the remix(find his work ...
 
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The Los Angeles Dodgers are in the World Series! In this episode of the podcast, we revisit a conversation with former Dodgers GM Ned Colletti. He was in “The Big Chair,” as he titled his book about the experience of being the GM, from 2006 to 2014. He was one of the executives responsible for building the Dodgers team that played in the 2017 World…
 
Ken Benoit's Connect to Protect Tour concludes on this episode of the Turfgrass Hotline. Ken completed his 3400 mile, 36 day journey across the US by dipping his bike into the Pacific Ocean. Frank and Ken review the high- and lowlights of the journey and the work that lies ahead to actually adopt BMPs across the country, not just talk about and pub…
 
In this episode, RW explains why Rivermont GC is the Model for the future of golf... Ludell recalls the worst GCS tyrant ever... and the gang discusses what makes the best face masks. Before he takes us along for a trip to the dermatologist, RW tells how to be a legendary golf architect. Also, just before heading out to early vote, the pro shop tun…
 
The Los Angeles Lakers are the 2020 NBA champions! To celebrate their victory over the Miami Heat, we're looking back at conversations with some Lakers legends. First, the late great Kobe Bryant talks about his work ethic, the Mamba Mentality, and more. Byron Scott, who one 3 championships with the Lakers during the "Showtime" era, opens up about h…
 
Bankruptcy, console bombed, legal wranglings, infighting, too ambitious...For so many reasons, video games get canceled and never see the light of day, leaving us in the dark on what could have been. Frank Gasking of GamesThatWerent.com has dedicated a large part of his life to unearthing those forgotten gems (and duds), digging into their eventual…
 
Walton Goggins is an Emmy-nominated, Critics Choice Award-winning actor known for his roles in Justified, Vice Principals, The Righteous Gemstones, Deep State, Six, Sons of Anarchy, and The Shield. His movie work includes roles in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln and Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained and The Hateful Eight. Goggins won as Oscar in 2001…
 
Dan Price is founder and CEO of Gravity Payments, a credit card processing and technology. In 2015, Price announced that employees would begin receiving a $70,000 minimum annual salary and that he would take a massive cut to his million dollar salary to make that happen. During this podcast, Price reveals why he did it, how it worked out, and how h…
 
Billy Ray is the writer and director of Showtime's "The Comey Rule." The two-part series, based on former FBI Director James Comey's memoir, examines the relationship between Comey and President Trump during the first months of the Trump presidency. Jeff Daniels portrays Director Comey in the series. Brendan Gleesen plays Donald Trump. Billy Ray is…
 
The earliest days of the video game industry were, to put it lightly, a wild west of new technology We all know Atari, and I’m sure plenty of folks know about Coleco, but among the competitors was a company known as APF, and their machines -- the MP1000 and later the Imagination Machine -- helped define that first generation. And we have people lik…
 
Frank catches up with Ken Benoit twice in this extended episode of the Turfgrass Hotline highlighting the Connect to Protect tour. Ken’s logged over 1800 miles and another 6 miles straight up and he is still in the great plains! Before he heads across the Continental Divide he has tells us about a few Golf Course Supts. in the Great State of Nebras…
 
Akbar Gbajabiamila is a host of NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior” which premiered its 12th season this week. Akbar is also the author of a new book “Everyone Can Be A Ninja: Find Your Inner Warrior and Achieve Your Dreams.” He is a former NFL player and sports broadcaster. In this conversation from April last year, Akbar discusses growing up as one of…
 
On this week's episode Can I Play That staff members Courtney Craven and Grant Stoner join the show to discuss their work advocating for gamers with disabilities, and all the accessibility changes they want to see from next-gen consoles, as well as the games media giants. How can companies like Microsoft, Sony, IGN, GameSpot, Nintendo, and others i…
 
Jon Meacham is a presidential historian, former editor of Newsweek, and the Putlizer Prize winning author of the new book "His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope." He is the author of several books including 2018's "The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels." Meacham was recently a featured speaker at the Democratic …
 
In this edition of TurfNet University, sponsored by Brandt, Todd Hicks of the turfgrass pathology department at Ohio State University discusses some of the issues that he and colleague Joe Rimelspach are hearing from golf course superintendents. This includes disease issues like dollar spot and anthracnose as well as other challenges associated wit…
 
Father Gregory Boyle is a Jesuit priest and the founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries, a world famous gang intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program in Los Angeles. The program provides training and employment to former gang members along with services like tattoo removal, substance abuse support, and mental health therapy. H…
 
The Connect to Protect Tour pedals on with Ken Benoit on ride day 13 (total day 15) and closing in on 1300 miles as he puts his leg up for a few days in IA with Tim Gravert. BMPs of water use reduction and pollinators are highlighted on these course visits and just as much learning going on internally for Ken as a “niggle” turned to a “bark” from h…
 
This week the Hotline is in heart of the transition zone with Professor Lee Miller at the University of Missouri. Root diseases are dominating the pest scene and extremes of moisture (wet and dry) that expose weaknesses in rootzones as saturated black layer or persistent localized dryspot. Lee suggests seeding to help recover from summer stress woe…
 
We are on the road again this week with Ken Benoit and the Connect to Protect Tour. We caught up with Ken In OH with some aches and pains, some bumps in the road, and more Best Golf Course Management Practices focused on Environmental Stewardship. Ken’s is 1000 miles into the journey across the country and has already visited iconic venues in OH, I…
 
Jeffrey Toobin is CNN's chief legal analyst, a staff writer for the New Yorker, and the author of a new book "True Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Investigation of Donald Trump." His previous books include the New York Times Bestsellers "The Run of his Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson," and "The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court." Dur…
 
This week the Turfgrass Hotline. is tracking the Connect to Protect Tour, a 3000 mile bike journey by my friend, Ken Benoit, CGCS. Ken is the President and Founder of EcoTurf Consulting and a long time golf course superintendent conditioning golf courses for 25 years. Ken, an avid and experienced cyclist, is riding 3000 miles in 30 days with 40 lbs…
 
The Final Fantasy series has made for some of the most beloved storytelling in all of video games, but it goes beyond giant swords, spiky hair, and fancy graphics. There's an entire world of psychology behind every cast of characters, every world full of crystals, and every mustache-twirling villain.Dr. Anthony M. Bean's new book, SURPASSING THE LI…
 
In this episode, RW and gang deal with "News Depression" and how to fix it, as well as "Skin Cancer and The GCS"... and our solution. Rockbottum tackles questionable turf lab results and the best way to cure them, and studies an important survey that affects the golf course crew. Also, they discuss spoiled tour players, the impact of social media o…
 
Kevin Kwan is the author of Crazy Rich Asians, the international best-selling novel that became a ground-breaking and box office-shattering movie of the same title directed by Jon M. Chu. The movie grossed more than $238 million and became Hollywood's highest grossing romantic comedy in 10 years. It was also the first major studio movie to feature …
 
The August Editions of the Turfgrass Hotline starts with Rich Buckley of Rutgers Plant Diagnostic Lab, and the “Ugly” situation many in the northeast are facing with the “cumulative effects” of summer stress, ideal fungal conditions and already weakened turf. Recognizing the tools available for control and the data used to predict pests, golf cours…
 
The school year is getting underway with distance learning once again. How can students, parents, and educators make the best of what’s clearly not the ideal way for learning to happen? When will it be safe to return to the classroom? On this episode of Frank Buckley Interviews, the experts weigh in to answer these questions and more. Our guests ar…
 
Frank Hale, Ph.D., entomologist at the University of Tennessee, talks about turfgrass insect pests that are common and native to warm- and cool-season turf in Tennessee, and also shares management tips. Hale, who is based at the university's Soil, Plant and Pest Center in Nashville, also discusses how changing climate conditions have affected pest …
 
Ambassador Susan Rice served as national security adviser and as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations during the Obama Administration. She is also on the shortlist to be Joe Biden's vice-presidential running mate. We revisit a conversation with Ambassador Rice from November 2019, during which she discussed the possibility that she might seek elect…
 
Decades after movies like The Thing and The Blob, why does the body horror genre still fascinate fans? Even better, how do you translate the experience of being a ravenous, sentient ball of spaghetti and meatballs into a video game? Krzysztof Chomicki, game and level designer on Carrion, is here to tell us how he and the team at Phobia Game Studios…
 
Frank Rossi chats again with UW-Madison Badger Turfgrass Pathologist Paul Koch about the onslaught of disease issues facing midwestern superintendents, an alarming outbreak of annual bluegrass weevil, and what lies ahead for those sustaining annual bluegrass in the face of summer patch and anthracnose issues! This is this is the best 18 minutes you…
 
Annual bluegrass remains a blessing and curse to the golf turf industry. Professor Shawn Askew, Weed Scientist Extraordinaire from The Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, has been studying the impact of annual bluegrass on trueness of a putting surface, as well as being expert on the use of PoaCure (Methiolzolin) for annual bluegra…
 
Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias is one of the world’s most successful comedians. He has performed sold-out stadium shows around the world and now stars in his own Netflix series "Mr. Iglesias," which is currently in its second season. In this episode of Frank Buckley Interviews, Gabriel opens up about his career in comedy, including some of the health & …
 
In this July 21, 2020 episode of Turfgrass Hotline, Frank Rossi makes his monthly visit with Lee Butler, Director of Diagnostic Services at NC State as he’s driving to the mountains of North Carolina! A lively discussion of Take-All Root Rot, a complex of root pathogens attacking Ultra-Dwarf Bermudagrass. It’s been pretty good bentgrass and bermuda…
 
In this episode of Frankly Speaking, Dr. Frank Rossi speaks with Angelica Carmen, Sustainability Specialist at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club in Lemont, IL. Angelica works with golf course supt. Chris Flick and directs Fairway Farms, a farm to table experience at one of the world’s great public golf courses! Frank and Angelica discuss establishing …
 
In this more serious episode from Rockbottum Country Club, Randy and the gang share their experience in golf course renovations and resurrections. In Storytime, they tell about one of their most successful reno projects ever. Cletus solves the coronavirus mask shortage problem; visiting "Science Boy, Ph.D." tests a new technique for killing sting '…
 
51 years ago on July 20th, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man on the moon. He was the first of only 12 human beings to ever step on the surface of the moon. Among those 12 men is Charles Duke. Duke was an astronaut on Apollo 16, and the youngest person to ever walk on the lunar surface at the age of 36. During the first mission to the moon, …
 
In this episode of the TurfNet Turfgrass Hotline Northeast, Frank Rossi and Rich Buckley discuss the onset of summer stress, anthracnose, root diseases and how to build resiliency into your playing surfaces. As Frank and Rich “make do with what they got”, the rest of us get to enjoy another lively conversation regarding the pest and stress turf man…
 
July is a month designated as National Culinary Arts Month. It's a month set aside to recognize the creativity and hard work of cooks and chefs. There is perhaps no one who appreciated them more than the late Jonathan Gold of the Los Angeles Times, the Pulitzer Prize-winning restaurant critic who helped put L.A. on the culinary map. Gold died in Ju…
 
Alan Zweibel is one of the original writers of Saturday Night Live, the co-creator and producer of It's Garry Shandling's Show, and a consulting producer on Curb Your Enthusiasm among many other credits. Alan is also a playwright whose theatrical works include his collaboration with Billy Crystal on the Tony Award-winning 700 Sundays and Bunny, Bun…
 
Kahlief Adams (Spawn on Me) and Riana Manuel (What's Good Games, Xbox) join the 1099 to discuss how code-switching impacts the video game industry, particularly when we're all working from home because of COVID-19. Hear Joe, Kahlief, and Riana talk about struggling to find comfortable niches in the workplace when there are so few black people to be…
 
In this episode of Turfgrass Hotline, Frank Rossi and Lee Butler chat about a warm, wet start to the season during the COVID lockdown, and how both warm- and cool-season grasses struggle with rooting issues from nematodes to take-all! A lively discussion about Asco-whatta? Leaf spot and brown patch in tall fescue. It’s a great day in the Carolinas!…
 
The roller coaster that is the Spring season in the Midwest did not disappoint. In fact, the BEST snow mold year, says Dr. Paul Koch of the University of Wisconsin-Madison... and now summer patch samples, Pythium root issues in areas that are very wet (like Iowa), and using dollar spot model to justify new fairway grasses. Whew! Lot of ground cover…
 
This week, we revisit a conversation with the Bernie Taupin. Taupin is Elton John's longtime songwriting partner and wrote the lyrics to most of the songs you've heard Elton John sing. The friendship and professional relationship between Bernie taipan and Elton John is chronicled in the film "Rocketman." Last summer, Bernie was in town to open an a…
 
Ohio State professor Karl Danneberger, Ph.D., shares his experience with the Covid-19 virus. Karl was diagnosed with virus in March, spent a month in the hospital at OSU. He talks with us about pre-existing conditions that made him more vulnerable to the disease, his experiences on a ventilator, going through rehab, dealing with some residual healt…
 
In this episode of the Turfgrass Hotline Pacific Northwest, Frank Rossi chats with the newly minted Dr. Clint Mattox of Oregon State University. Among the overall growing season update, topics include the always present microdochium patch, yellow patch, anthracnose, Poa annua, fine fescue and cultivation research from the lone research center in th…
 
On this episode of the podcast, we revisit a 2017 conversation with Jorge Reyes Salinas, who at the time was a Cal State Northridge grad student serving on the California State University Board of Trustees. Jorge is also an immigrant from Peru who was brought to the U.S. as a child by his parents who never returned home when their tourist visas exp…
 
In this episode of Rockbottum Radio, RW changes things up and leads off with Storytime, telling about the time he led a protest movement to overthrow a high school cafeteria. Then, as Anti-Golf occupies Rockbottum CC, turning it into a free "People's Park", chaos is averted as Ludell defuses the situation with a brilliant strategy that involves gol…
 
This week, we're revisiting a conversation with a man, whose work we featured on the podcast a year ago and is still just as relevant today. Justin Brooks is the director of the California Innocence Project (CIP) based at the California Western School of Law in San Diego. Justin and his team of pro bono lawyers and law students work to free prisone…
 
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