Radio From Hell Interviews the Director Jeremy Seifert of the documentary OMG GMO. Jeremy Seifert explains crossbreeding and modification of GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms.)
Director Seifert addresses the issues of agriculture and the negative effects of Round-Up on crops.“You have giant chemical companies now feeding us, and you have a chemical company like Monsanto trying to sell more chemicals: Round-Up is the most prevalent herbicide in the world.” Round-Up (a chemical pesticide) has been linked to Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, various forms of cancer, and Celiac Disease. “The GMOs have been quote ‘proven-safe’ from 3 month industry studies or industry-affiliated studies, and yet longer term studies are indicating that there might be serious health implications from GMOs.”
“We need to be awake to this issue, GMOs are not labeled in this country and most people don’t know what they are.”
OMG GMO is now out on DVD.
Intern Zach here. Today marks my last day as an intern for X96 and the Radio From Hell program. Before I go, I thought I’d like to share with you some lessons I have learned from my experiences at X96
1. The meaning of “sleep-deprived” Getting up at the unholy hour of four AM everyday has taught me to never take sleep for granted. Not even one hour. Here’s an idea of what I look like right now:
2. Endless experience of audio editing I’ve stared at computer screens like this for longer than I can remember:
3. You will get headphone hair… you’ll just have to deal with it It doesn’t matter how many hours you spend on doing your hair, it will always end up looking like this:
4. "Grammar Nazis" are everywhere
All over the chatroom, all over Facebook, EVERYWHERE. This has helped me become more self-aware of my writing and grammar. Or maybe it has made me become more paranoid. I can't tell.
5. Running remote events is kinda like babysitting You have to watch over expensive items, you explain the same things over and over, and you give away as much candy and stickers as you can in order to make someone happy
I FEEL YOU, FRANK!
However, I did get to go see a lot of cool events like the Reggae Rise Up Festival, RSL games, and Vans Warped Tour for free!
6. You never know who you might meet
I got to hang out with the guitarists of Anberlin, Christian McAlhaney and Joseph Milligan (left), and the vocalist/bassist, Roger Lima, of Less Than Jake (right). Anyone could stop by the studio at any given day.
Okay, that was NPR. But I would freak out if the cookie monster made an apperance at X96. I would probably take his cookies. Maybe just one. 7. Anyone can be a writer or a journalist. I never thought of myself as a writer. I’m just a guy who likes to talk about music. However, I realized that most people who work here at X96, and in music journalism, fall under the same category. Thanks to my time at X96, my writing has been viewed and opened up to a much broader audience.
Going back to school like...
All in all, my experience at X96 was rewarding. I lost a lot of sleep, got a lot of free food and donuts, saw a few concerts for free, met some of my favorite bands, and had a lot of laughs along the way. Sure, sometimes Kerry, Bill, & Gina and everyone else might make you feel like this sometimes:
But, your overall experience here will leave you feeling like this:
… And who knows where you’ll go from there. If you’d like an internship experience similar to mine, email Richie@x96.com
Peter Funt, the creater of the TV show Candid Camera, talks to Radio From Hell about his new show, his father, and discovering content for his show. Listen to the full interview below!
Have you ever had a hard time coming up with stunts?
Peter: No, it’s the easiest part of my job because they mostly come right out of my own experiences…I look for the little things in life that drive us crazy, whether it’s the checkout line at the super market or the fact that people park too close to you in the lot, the little things like that. And then I try – instead of getting even – I try and get them with a candid camera stunt, and we go out and do that.
For personal reasons I loved having Tim Kazurinsky on the show today. He’s currently playing the Wizard in Wicked. (Click Here for Tickets) He’s known for a lot of TV shows and movies, but it was amazing to talk to him about one of my comedic heroes, John Belushi. Tim and John were very close for a number of years. Tim shared stories about Belushi that were personal and gave me insight to a side of him that was not widely known. Belushi hated being stereotyped as Bluto from Animal House. He tried different types of characters (Continental Divide, Neighbors) and did them well, but the public wanted him to be loud and smash beer cans on his forehead. And he validated something I have thought for years. The soundtrack for Neighbors totally ruined the movie. I thought I was the only one who felt this way.
My job is pretty cool sometimes.
This morning, Radio From Hell spoke with actor and Salt Lake City local, Charles Halford. Topics of conversation included: Charles' upbringing in Utah, why he chose to pursue acting, his run-in with Richard Simmons, his current project "Constantine" and much more! Listen here
Charles Halford on why he chose acting:
“I don’t know if I had one [a plan]. I was the youngest of four… I wasn’t allowed to take drama until the eighth grade… I was failing a lot of classes for the same reasons I got an A in drama, I was acting out. I got an A [in Drama class] for doing the same things that I was getting into trouble for in my other classes. This gave me somewhere to put my energy and it gave me direction.”
“Constantine the show, not unlike the Keanu Reeves movie, is based on the Hellblazer comics… in the DC universe. I play a character, Chas, which is essentially John Constantine’s best friend, his wingman, his sidekick. And if anyone is familiar, John has really bad luck with keeping his friends alive. So, Chas is his long, surviving friend and we do a lot of demon fighting… but John serves the higher calling, which means anyone between him and his purpose can be laid to waste for the greater good.”
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