It’s an Independence Day Spectacular as Brian Noonan fills in for the afternoon show on July 4. First, Brian talks to Tracy Stratford, the original voice of “Lucy” from the Charlie Brown / Peanuts cartoons, about how she’s helping our country’s youth become better educated about American history with the Hooray for Liberty, Charlie Brown! book series. Then, Brian talks to “Mr. Fourth of July” Joe Marino about Rockford’s Independence Day fireworks display, which he has been running for 53 years and which Brian’s producer (Cody Gough) insists is the best fireworks display in the Midwest. Keeping with the patriotic theme of the day, Brian welcomes Master Sergeant Mark Evans to the program to discuss his Pizzas 4 Patriots program, which is dedicated to serving pizzas to America’s finest across the world. Listeners play some American history trivia for prizes, and then Brian talks podcasting with Pat Francis of Rock Solid: The Podcast before turning his attention to changing dress code policies in the workplace. Brian wraps up the show with a chat with Tom Skilling and more “Danger Zone” than you probably ever thought possible.
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