This show talks to major news makers, authors and celebrities. Hosted by Philadelphia radio veteran Paul Perrello on the 2nd Monday of each Month at 5:30 p.m.
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello speaks with attorney and author Andy Abramowitz about his debut novel Thank You, Goodnight. Praised by the American Booksellers Association as its Indie Next Pick, Abramowitz takes us into the world of a one-hit-wonder rock group and how if you don't achieve your dream of dreams, you can still lead a life to be proud of.
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello speaks with Gerald Dickens, the great-great grandson of Charles Dickens, regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. Gerald Dickens talks about his relative, one of his most beloved works, "A Christmas Carol," and how he is traveling the world staging his one-man show based on the holiday tale.
Good Grief Charlie Brown! It has been 60 years since the first "Peanuts" comic strip appeared in newspapers across the country. Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello speaks with Harriett Glickman and actor Mar Mar about the new "Peanuts" movie and how Glickman, a Los Angles school teacher, was instrumental in convincing "Peanuts" creator Charles Schulz to include a minority character in his comic strip during the turbulent 1960's.
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello speaks with Butch Patrick, famous for his role as Eddie Munster on the iconic 1960's TV show, "The Munsters," and Helen Darras about their book which details Patrick's career on and off the screen.
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello speaks with New York Times Best-Selling author and South Jersey native Matthew Quick. They talk about his book that was adapted into an Academy Award-winning movie, "Silver Linings Playbook." They also talk about his newest novel, "Love May Fail."
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host, Paul Perrello, speaks with Rowan alum Tyson Hartnett about his new book "Hoop Dreams Fulfilled." The book details his journey from college athlete to professional basketball player and the choices and challenges, mistakes, failures and successes made along the way.
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host, Paul Perrello, speaks with Rowan History Professor Jennifer Janofsky, curator of the Red Bank Battlefield Park and Whitall House in Gloucester County. Professor Janofsky shares details about an archaeological dig at the historic site of the 1777 battle and what artifacts and clues might be unearthed to help historians and history students understand what happened there 238 years ago.
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello speaks with Disney Pixar Academy Award-winning director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera about their new movie "Inside Out," opening in theaters on June 19. The director and producer share their thoughts on the current state of computer animation as well as offer some insight on the creative process that has gone into such Disney/Pixar blockbusters like "Cars," "Up," and "Toy Story."
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello speaks with New York Times Best-Selling author Lisa Genova about her new book Inside the O'Briens as well as her previous books including Still Alice, which was adapted into a movie and took top honors at this year's Oscars. Genova, a neuro-scientist turned author, recounts how she had to self-publish Still Alice because no one was interested in the topic of Alzheimer's Disease.
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello speaks with Rock and Roll Music pioneer Charlie Gracie about his new book, his hit record "Butterfly" and his rags-to-riches-to-rags story in the music industry. He also talks about how he is enjoying new found fame around the world, nearly 50 years after his hit dropped.
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello speaks with television host/designer Paul DiMeo about the second season of his National Geographic channel show "Building Wild." They also talk about his work on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition."
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello speaks with Academy Award-winning director Kevin MacDonald about his new movie, "Black Sea," inspired by the Kursk submarine disaster of 2000. MacDonald reflects on his career making feature films and docmentaries, and shares how "Black Sea" actor, Jude Law, prepared for the role of Robinson, the sub captain. Plus, he mentions what it is like to hear your name announced at the Academy Awards ceremony.
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello marks the 100 episode of the award-winning Studio 89.7 by welcoming Sports Illustrated photographer David Bergman. He discusses his new book, Work, which documents a two year world tour with Bon Jovi. Bergman recounts what it was like to travel the globe documenting every move of the rock superstar and his band.
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello speaks with Keisha Lewis from the touring production of the musical Cinderella. She is the first African American to play the stage role of the Fairy Godmother. She talks about taking on the role, what life is like on the road, traveling city to city, and what it is like to fly across the stage.
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello welcomes Danielle Fishel, known for her role as Topanga from "Boy Meets World." The two discuss her new book, life after "Boy Meets World," and reprising her role in a spinoff series called "Girl Meets World."
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello welcomes the director and one of the stars of the movie Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day to the program. Miguel Arteta talks about his move from independent cinema to working on a Disney movie and actor Ed Oxembould recounts what it was like to meet co-stars Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner for the first time.
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello speaks with 80s Disco Diva Jade Starling of Pretty Poison about her music, songwriting and her new solo album.
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello speaks with bestselling author and former White House Counsel John Dean on his new book on the 40th anniversary of President Nixons resignation in the wake of the Watergate scandal.
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with New York Times bestselling author Paul Greenberg about his new book American Catch: the Fight for Our Local Seafood and our love affair with seafood and how much of the seafood Americans eat comes from abroad.
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with author and legendary radio producer Denny Somach about his book Get the Led Out: How Led Zeppelin Became the Biggest Band in the World.
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with television host and producer Marc Summers about his latest venture in front of the camera with Food Networks newest show ReWrapped.
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with Jason Mott, the author of The Returned which has been turned into Resurrection, a successful show on ABC. Motts personal story rivals that of his writing as he recounts how he went from a customer service job at a cell phone company to a best selling author and had his book optioned for television rights even before the book hit store shelves.
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with Cherry Hill resident and author Michael Christaldi about his new book Early Paramount Studios about the humble beginnings of one of Hollywoods major motion picture companies.
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with actor, writer and director Chazz Palminteri who is bringing his critically acclaimed one-man show A Bronx Tale to the Prince Music Theater in Philadelphia this month. Palminteri talks about how he refused a million dollars to walk away from his story and plans to turn the hit movie into a Broadway musical.
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist Lu Ann Cahn about her new book I Dare Me, an entertaining look back on a year which changed her life.
Tis the season to be Jolly and for an official Red Ryder Carbine Action Air Rifle! Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with Tony-Award nominated Rowan Professor Emeritus Joseph Robinette about his work on the hit holiday musical A Christmas Story, The Musical.
How will you spend your turkey day? Watching the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade, football and the National Dog Show? Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with actor John OHurley who for the 12th year will host The National Dog Show on NBC on Thanksgiving Day.
Just in time for the season of Halloween Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with Stephen Chiodo, the writer and director of the cult classic movie Killer Clowns from Outer Space celebrating is 25th anniversary. Chiodo shares the back story for the movie, how it got made and plans for a so-called re-quel of the science fiction flick.
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with the Dean of Philadelphia Television News Larry Kane about his new book The Beatles: When They Were Boys, which delves into the formative years of the Fab Four in England and their meteoric rise in popular music in the 1960s.
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with New York Times best-selling author Daniel James Brown about his new book The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with Academy Award winners Nat Faxon and Jim Rash about their new movie The Way, Way Back.
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with Academy Award nominated actor Jesse Eisenberg about his new movie Now You See Me, and his career on and off the screen and stage.
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with American Idol Season Eight Winner Kris Allen about life after the hit FOX television show and his current tour which was nearly sidetracked by an accident earlier this year.
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with Philadelphia native and actress TaRea Campbell about her starring role in the Broadway touring production of Sister Act, how it is similar to the 1992 Whoppi Goldberg movie and what it is like to part of a musical that is set in her hometown.
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talked with author Jim Pauley about his new book The Three Stooges: Hollywood Filming Locations. Pauleys ten-year labor-of-love of the Stooges documents the sites of the comedy trio's famous Columbia Pictures short films made in and around Hollywood between 1934 and 1958.
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with New York Times best selling author Jennifer Chiaverini about her new book, Mrs. Lincolns Dressmaker which details the extraordinary friendship between Mary Todd Lincoln and Elizabeth Keckley, a former slave who won her freedom by the skill of her needle and the friendship of the First Lady by her devotion.
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with author Ingrid Croce about her new book detailing the life and career of her late husband American singer-songwriter Jim Croce. She details the moment she met Jim, the meaning behind some of his songs and her reaction when she got word of her husband's death.
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with Bravo Television Top Chef Season 6 competitor Michael Isabella about his new cookbook Crazy Good Italian. Isabella shares recipes from the book as well as his experiences growing up in North Jersey and cooking for family and friends for the upcoming holidays.
If you cant stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with New Jersey reality television star and contractor Tom Bury about his work on Food Networks number one program Restaurant Impossible and his upcoming appearance at the Suburban Home Show in Oaks, Pennsylvania. A contractor, architect and builder, Bury has appeared on "Restaurant Impossible" since it's first season.
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello spoke with Matt Bondurant, author of "The Wettest County In The World," a prohibition-era historical novel about his own family--which is now being adapted into a film, "Lawless." Bondurant talked about the discovery of his grandfather and great uncles' lives during the prohibition era. Later, Bondurant discussed the difficulties in getting the book to the screen.
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with actors Kathryn McCormick and Ryan Guzman, two of the stars of Step Up Revolution, the next installment of the worldwide smash Step Up dance franchise which opens in theaters on July 27th. Both McCormick and Guzman discussed her characters and the plot of the movie. Later, they talked about their career paths that led them to these roles. Finally they discussed the importance of connecting with fans.
Host and Rowan University adjunct professor Paul Perrello spoke with Susan Orlean, author of "Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend." Orlean talked about Rin Tin Tin's beginnings in Hollywood. Nicknamed "the dog that saved Warner Brothers," Rin Tin Tin earned more money than his costars. Orlean, a bestselling author, explained her interest in people's fascination by non-human things.
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with Broadway actress and singer Marni Nixon about her work on the stage and screen and her most notable roles as the singing voice-double for Audrey Hepburn and Natalie Wood in Hollywood musicals My Fair Lady and West Side Story respectively. She also spoke about her book "I Could've Sung All Night," and what drove her to write it. Finally, Nixon explained her experience with voice dubbing in major films.
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with actress Emily Blunt about her new movie Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, as well as film career and her co-stars from Meryl Streep to Miss Piggy. Blunt also mentioned her parent's encouragement in taking her role in "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen," based on their love of the book. She also mentioned other projects she'd been working on.
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with bartender, author and humanitarian Doc Hendley about his efforts to bring clean water to people living in Africa. Hendley described how much of a devastating impact the world's water crisis has. Also, he explained the transition from holding a few Wine to Water events to travelling to different nations around the world. For more information, how to donate, or to hold an event, log onto winetowater.org.
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with Brandon Andrus, a native of the Philadelphia area who stars as Nick Massi in the current national tour of the hit musical Jersey Boys. Andrus discussed his road to the stage and his role in "Jersey Boys." As a Philadelphia native, Andrus shared his joy of having the show run in Philadelphia. "Jersey Boys" runs from December 6th, 2011 - January 14th, 2012 at the Forrest Theatre in Philadelphia, PA.
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with Carol Aebersold and Chanda Bell, the mother and daughter team responsible for taking a simply family holiday tradition and turning it into a multi-million dollar selling Christmas book and television special.
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and Host Paul Perrello talks with David Frei (FRY), co-host of The National Dog Show and the Westminister Kennel Club Dog Show about his new book Angel On A Leash.
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talked with Susan Gibbs and Dan McSweeney of the S.S. United States Conservancy about the groups efforts to save and redevelopment the historic luxury liner that sits rusting along the Philadelphia waterfront. A history of the ship was discussed as well as the downfall of the use of luxury liners.
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with legendary Philadelphia broadcaster Jerry Blavat about his new book You Only Rock Once, his career, the cast of characters he has met along the way and his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Host Paul Perrello was joined by special guest Joe Piscopo. The duo discussed Piscopo's career including his days as a cast member at Saturday Night Live and upcoming projects.
Host Paul Perrello and guest Wes Shank discussed the legendary horror film "The Blob" and Blob Fest, a tribute to the movie held in Phoenixville, PA.
Host Paul Perrello sits down with actor Noah Wyle to discuss his career path, family life, and his new show, Falling Skies.
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello spoke to American actor Josh Hopkins about him starring in "Lebanon, Pa."
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello spoke to singer, dancer and actor Joey Fatone about his time in N'Sync, "Dancing with the Stars" and hosting "The Price is Right" in Atlantic City.
Paul Perrello interviews Robert Potter, a former member of the Peace Corps. They also discuss "Niger 66: A Peace Corps Diary," a documentary that Potter worked on based on his experiences in Niger in the early days of the Peace Corps.
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello spoke to David Eisenhower about his new book "Going Home To Glory, A Memoir of Life with Dwight D. Eisenhower." David Eisenhower offers up his personal observations about his grandfather and the man America knew as the 34th President and Five-Star General.
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello spoke to Buddy Valastro about how he became the "Cake Boss", his new perspectives on life, and his love for his family and fans.
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello spoke to singer Katherine McPhee about her time on the TV hit show American Idol and the release of her new Christmas album.
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello spoke with music critic Jon Bream about his work as a critic, conflicts with artists, and authoring "Neil Diamond Is Forever".
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and Host Paul Perrello spoke to author Darce Stoker about the sequel to his great grand uncles book, Dracula. They discuss Draculas success in Philadelphia and the creation of the sequel, Dracula: The Un-Dead.
Host Paul Perrello speaks with song writer Frank Previte about "Dirty Dancing" and his work to help fight cancer in Patrick Swayze's memory.
Host Paul Perrello spoke to George Takei about his experience in "Star Trek" with its controversies at the time. They also discuss his experience in an American containment camp during World War II.
Host Paul Perrello speaks with musician Kevin Eubanks about coming home to Philadelphia, his numerous honors, his musical inspiration and his time on the Jay Leno Show.
Host Paul Perrello speaks with guest Brad Meltzer about his book "Heroes for My Son," his first work of nonfiction. He speaks about his inspiration and the stories of these extraordinary people.
Paul Perrello interviews Kathy Kinney, who starred as Mimi in The Drew Carey Show from 1995 to 2004. Kinney talks about her career and her new book, "Queen of Your Own Life."
This week on Studio 89.7 host Paul Perrello talks to actor Kathleen Turner about her acting career in the movies and what it takes to be successful in acting.
Host Paul Perrello sits down with Doctor Ian Smith and talks about his new best selling book.
Host Paul Perrello interviews Bo Bice about his American Idol success and his new CD.
Host Paul Perrello sits down with former NBA star Earl Monroe to discuss his life in professional sports and his post-retirement work of helping those with diabetes like himself.
Host Paul Perello is joined by Food Network star Guy Fieri. They discussed everything from Guy's love of cooking to what made him try out for The Next Food Network Star.
Host Paul Perrello speaks with Fran Brill, puppeteer for Sesame Street and other Jim Henson projects. She explains how she filled the female voice roles as the first women ever cast by Henson, and how her characters evolved over the years.
Host Paul Perrello interviews actor John Astin, best known for his role as Gomez on "The Addams Family."
Host Paul Perrello sits down with actress and author Danica McKellar of "Wonder Years" fame.
Host Paul Perrello spoke with Julie Powell, one of the key figureheads behind the film Julie and Julia. Powell covers just how the movie came about and what inspired her to make a life change.
Host Paul Perrello speaks with Blake Bashoff about his first movie Bushwack, and what Blake has been up to since leaving Philadelphia.
Host Paul Perrello sat down with Mark-Paul Gosselaar and discussed what it was like living in the shadow of Zack Morris, the character he played on Saved By The Bell. They also talked about Raising The Bar, which he stars in and is returning for its second season on TNT.
Host Paul Perrello speaks with actor Christopher Plummer to discuss his latest endeavors.
Paul Perrello speaks with his Guest Steve Lopez about his return to Philadelphia, he left in 1997 and about his book "The Soloist". This is a true story about a man living on the streets with an amazing musical talent.
Host Paul Perrello chats with Jane Seymour about her role on Dancing with the Stars and how her talent and creativity is flourishing.
Host Paul Perrello sits down with "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson. Jackson not only talks about being on "American Idol" and its extreme success, but he also talks about his life before "American Idol" as an award winning record producer.
Paul Perrello interviews daughter of the late Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Lucie Arnaz - an establish actress.
Author and former Philadelphia Inquirer columnist John Grogan speaks about his best selling novel, Marley & Me, and it's upcoming theatrical release. He also shares information about his new novel, The Longest Trip Home.
Host Paul Perrello interviews David Cassidy. Known as Keith from the Partridge Family, David talks about him and his 'family,' their rise to stardom and current successes.
Host Paul Perrello speaks with Lara Parker about her role in the famous TV show, Dark Shadows, as well as information about her latest novel.
Actor Paul Sorvino shares his experiences and stories about his career, acting, heritage, and new food line, as well as information about his new film cenetered around NJ.
Host Paul Perrello sits down and speaks with Ace Young, former American Idol contestant. They discuss his journey which has brought him to Philadelphia to promote his new self-titled CD.
Actor Hill Harper stopped by Studio 89.7 to discuss his new book about mentoring. Hill explains why there is an increasing lack of role models and mentors for America's youth.
Host Paul Perrello speaks with famed Olympic gymnastics coach, Bela Karolyi. They discuss his accomplishments and desire to encourage children to participate in gymnastics.
Host Paul Perrello speaks with former Philadelphia 76ers' coach, Pat Williams, about winning the NBA Championship and his new book "Tales from the 76ers."
Host Paul Perrello speaks with Philadelphia Phillies catcher Chris Coste. They discuss his new book the 33 Year Old Rookie, which chronichles his life and his journey into becoming a major league baseball player.
Host Paul Perrello sits down with figure skating legend Scott Hamilton. They discuss the long running Smuckers Stars on Ice tour and its 1000th performance which will occur in Philadelphia.
Host Paul Perrello speaks with Ari Sandel, director of 30 Days & 30 Nights. They discuss the film that is about a cross country comedy tour,
Host Paul Perrello sits down with American Idol contestant Constantine Maroulis. They discuss his new album and life after American Idol.
Host Paul Perrello speaks with pianist Jim Brickman. They discuss his music, tour, and experiences as a musician.
Host Paul Perello sits down with Vincent Bugliosi. They discuss the 21 years of research that led to the book, Bugliosi wrote that discusses the assassination of former president, John F. Kennedy.
Philadelphia born actress, Kate Flannery, joins Paul on this episode of Studio 89.7. Kate speaks about her climb to fame and her experiences as "Meredith" on NBC's hit show "The Office."
Author of "Grace Kelly: An American Princess", Wendy Lee shares intimate details about Princess Grace's private life.
Alexa Vega, star of Spy Kids and the movie-musical Hairspray, shared stories of growing up in Hollywood and her latest encounter with fame.
Lancaster County native, Floyd Landis speaks about his bittersweet win in the Tour de France and how he is coming back against the rumors and gossip with his latest book, "Positively False.
Joey McIntyre, a former member of New Kids on the Block, talked about his days in one of the most popular boy bands of all-time. He also discussed his experience on ABC's hit TV show, Dancing with the Stars, and his newest CD.
Paul Perrello talks to game show host and TV legend, Chuck Barris.
Paul talks to NY Times best selling author Lisa Scottolini.
Paul talks to singer and performer Susan Anton.
Paul talks to Philadelphia news veteran Lynn Sherr.
Paul talks to Neil Gabler author of "Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination"
Paul talks to the author of "Rocky Stories: Tales of Love, Hope, And Happiness at America's Most Famous Steps."
Paul talks to Olivia Newton John about her bout with breast cancer.
Paul Perrello talks to TV & movie actor Sean Astin.
Paul Perrello talks to former Eagle Vince Papale.