On B4B today Ken and Mark heard from Employco USA Rob Wilson about if America is really near full employment. Joseph, "JJ" Montanaro, USAA about 35% of households have trouble paying expenses. Emily Foote from Customer Engagement for Bridge regarding Job hopping and who's doing it and why. They also gave away a pair of tickets to see Chris Isaak at Celebrity Theater this Friday night and George Laughton of the Laughton Team was our Biz Leaders Spotlight today.
Today's morning show was an abbreviated version due to technical difficulties as Doreen filled in for Mark Asher and she and Ken talked with author Conrad J. Storad about his book series called "Arizona Way Out West & Wacky". Then Brydon Ross from the Consumer Energy Alliance about their annual meeting taking place this week in Phoenix. Finally, "Mr. Constitution" himself, John Chambers talking about his book which is a study guide to the U.S. Constitution.
On B4B today, Ken and Mark heard about a very special program that is called Back to School Clothing Drive and their special shopping event coming up soon then they assist Title 1 kids with school supplies throughout the Valley. It's also Amazon Prime Day and we heard from Jim Wilcox, Sr., from Consumer Reports with the best buys to find during this event. Josh Garcia from Miracle Mile Deli showed up to talk about the Deli as this weeks sponsor of the Stump the Chumps contest.
Ken and Mark on this Friday the 13th heard from Bankrate.com's Amanda Dixon regarding how many Americans have a side hustle to help make ends meet. WestWood One new correspondent Bob Costantini discussed President Trump's visit to London.
International Speaker John Horvat joined Ken and Mark today with a disturbing new trend, plunging fertility rates. Then Dr. Linda Mason on the safety of using anesthesia on children. Fired Pie owner Fred Morgan stopped by talking about all the specials in the month of July. Ray Lucia chatted with Ken and then HomeSmart COO Wendy Forsythe about a special open house across the country this Saturday.
On B4B today Ken and Doreen talked with a Dentist who talked about things your Dentist wants you to know from tongue piercing to root canal. Also Jeffrey London of the VA Home Loan Program talking to all the Veteran listeners about home ownership. Wadi Gaitan of the LIBRE Initiative about the escalating tariffs of the Trump Administration. Chef Leo Madrigal stopped by from Cocina Madrigal our restaurant sponsor of Stump the Chumps this week.
Mark and Ken today interviewed an author, a spokesman from ADOT and an IT specialist just to name a few.
First was author Will Geddes with his new book "PARENT ALERT! How to keep your kids safe online." Then ADOT's Peter Corbett on preparing for trips in extreme heat. Bill Hardekopf from lowcards.com says more and more Americans are not using their debit cards. WalletHub Jill Gonzalez talked about the best and worst states to start up a business. ITSyngery spokesman Michael Cocanower on yet another breach that's actually larger than Equifax.
Mark and Ken are back live today and first off talked with Peter Cohan, Forbes on startup Splunk. Then Westwood One news correspondent Jim Roope in L.A. regarding all the fires burning in the West. And this week's Stump the Chumps restaurant sponsor is Cocina Madrigal.
Today Matt Schulz of Creditcards.com explained how 43 million Americans are doing wrong by carrying a balance on their cards. David Holt of Consumer Energy Alliance on this week's Holiday travel then Author Robert Fowler on his new book The Gun Club. Then another author Beth Haddock talked about if social media has become too big of a regulatory risk for businesses. David Amodeo rounded out the show of JD Power on new vehicle initial quality and the fact that it improved again.
Today on B4B, Ken and Mark, talked with Kiplinger's David Payne about the internet sales tax option and what it means to everyone. Scott Lewis with Chase told us that Phoenix is 8th when it comes to housing confidence surveys. Christina Sandefur of the Goldwater Institute explained they're fighting for the rights of homeowners to home share from coast to coast.
Ken and Mark heard all about food safety before the big 4th of July BBQ weekend by USDA's food safety expert, Nirav Shah. Then Mass Mutual's Tom Foster about living in retirement. US Navy Corpsman Joe Worley talks about America's VetDogs program followed by our Stump the Chumps contest. In the Biz Leaders Spotlight was Ronald C. Pruett of Dollar Days and rounding out the show in the Biz Of Sports was Author John Rothschild regarding legalized gambling and his new bestselling book.
On B4B today Brand Strategist at RMD Advertising, Sue Reninger explained some tips of the trade. Then Marc Lotter former Press Secretary to the VP and Former Special Assistant to President Donald Trump gave us an overview on tax cuts and the jobs act and its 6 month anniversary. VP of Brand at Womply on a recent survey that showed Az ranking fourth for small business hiring intent.
Today Ken and Mark first heard from Summer Hull about traveling with kids and some tips to make it a bit easier. Then Roya Winner of Facebook about the Facebook fundraiser and how to get started. Roxy Fata of Google was next talking about what AZ residents are obsessed with this summer and surprisingly enough the most googled item was swimming pools. Nantas Soldano of CM2, our featured restaurant this week on Stump the Chumps and finally in the Biz Leaders Spotlight was Karen Jayne CEO of Stardust a non-profit that deals with building materials.
On the show today was Shale Crescent USA Greg Kozera on the importance of natural gas. Dr. Jack Wolfson talked about Phoenix being a hotspot for unvaccinated kids. Author Darral Williams came on the show to talk about his new book, The Last Friend.