Marc has spent virtually his entire life in the Tri-State area, attending college at IU, and at various times hanging his hat in Montgomery, Clifton, Oakley, Mt. Lookout and Mason. After stints in Portland, OR and Greensboro, NC he got tired of the shipping costs for LaRosa's and Montgomery Inn and came home.
Amazon has hosted radio programs for over ten years, with a timely mix of politics, local issues, sports and entertainment. His 1999 "Tournament of Babes" is still considered one of this city's cultural milestones, on par with the Mapplethorpe exhibit and the Uncle Al Show.
Marc's top accomplishments include winning the Sycamore Junior High 8th grade basketball Mr. Defense award, being the youngest kid ever suspended from his middle school and injuring Bill Cunningham playing racquetball. He enjoys movies (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Gladiator, Wedding Crashers), TV (Survivor, Friday Night Lights, Modern Family) and music (27 Jimmy Buffett concerts at Riverbend, and counting). In fact, before he met his lovely wife, he held the career record for most women bummed out at a single concert (all of them).
Marc lives in Mason with his wife and two children, where he spends his weekends shuttling from soccer game to baseball game to basketball game, while occasionally wishing the games could be played in a bar.
Garrett and I received an email update from Ethan's dad Scott today and we're happy to say all is going well! If you don't remember, Ethan is a Loveland kid who was struck by lightning over the summer at camp in Indiana. He did have surgery on Halloween to help deal with some pain but he's back in therapy and, if all goes according to plan, he'll be discharged November 12!
Tomorrow the Which Wich sandwhich shop at Harper's Point will donate 20 percent of proceeds from sales to Ethan's mounting medical bills. All you have to do is bring in the flyer from Ethan's HelpHOPELive page.
Thanks for all your help!
Yes, apparently this IS real...
The Independant Journal Review contacted the person behind it. Here is his response:
“Thank you for your inquiry about my experience on October 11, 2013 using the healthcare.gov support chat. I can confirm that the excerpts used in the YouTube video and the full transcript posted at www.gop.gov/yourstory is authentic and exactly as I experienced on October 11. I am a resident of New Jersey and work for a higher education institution. I am not employed by the Republican Party.
“After a recent job transition, my family needed to make an informed decision about healthcare options for the approaching year. After repeated registration problems, I was able to create a healthcare.gov account on October 11 and began the tedious process of entering specific personal information about our family. Each page resulted in a long wait before being able to proceed. At some point in the process it appeared that our family information became corrupted and I was unable to proceed with the family profile.
“When I reached out to the online chat function for assistance, I was professionally greeted by a customer service representative named ‘Dean.’ At this point, I had hope for a resolution that would allow me to see the pricing and coverage information my family needed. Unfortunately, the chat experience was as frustrating as creating my healthcare.gov account. ‘Dean’s’ responses made little sense, were at times comical, and did not provide the help I needed. Ultimately, I lost faith in healthcare.gov and made the decision to pursue alternate options for the healthcare needs of my family.”
You've got to be kidding me...right?
This is a real ad for Obamacare in Colorado from Progress Now Colorado and Consumer Health Initiative:
Marc had family and friends of Ethan Kadish on the show tonight, the Loveland boy struck by lightning in Indianapolis in June. Here is the podcast. Here are some ways to help:
Here's information on the benefit happening this Thursday 9/26:
If you live or plan to be in the Cincinnati area on Thursday, Sept 26 and enjoy BBQ - please stop by one of the following City Barbeque restaurants and raise money for HelpHOPELive's Great Lakes Catestophic Injury Fund in honor of Ethan (all funds raised will help directly with Ethan's medical needs and expenses).
Blue Ash - 10375 Kenwood Rd (513.257.0362)
West Chester - 7706 Voice of America Centre Dr (513.755.0518)
Dine In, Take Out or Large Catering Orders - 25% of your total order will be donated to HelpHOPELive in honor of Ethan. You must bring in the flyer located on Ethan's Home Page at HelpHOPELive: http://www.bit.ly/hhl_ethankadish (see left side for flyer link).
Please enjoy some good tasting BBQ and help raise funds for HelpHOPELive's Great Lakes Catestophic Injury Fund in honor of Ethan. Make sure you bring your flyer with you.
Alexia and Scott
For those interested in helping directly with Ethan’s medical needs and expenses – tax deductible contributions can be made at HelpHOPELive which support Ethan directly: http://www.bit.ly/hhl_ethankadish