Monday, March 9, 2009

Our St. Patrick's Day limerick contest is now under way for all those 12 and under.  Have your kids submit their limericks about our show to, and make sure to include your full name, address and phone number in your email so we can call you if you make it to our finals.  Finalists will appear on the air to read their limerick with me, on Tuesday, March 17 at 6:30pm. The deadline is Friday March 13th.  Remember, 12 and under, Frank Pastore Show limericks to
Here's Jordan's winning limerick from 2006,
His name is Frank Pastore
He has a wonderful story
One flaw that I found
So very profound
He rides a Honda, instead of a Harley.
And Rebecca's winning limerick from 2007,
You know Patrick and Annie and Frank
Are believers we really must thank
As we've heard Faith and Reason
For many a season
Our award-winning Christian "think tank."
(1:54) The sad news story from NBC of the First Baptist Church pastor in Maryville, Illinois shot by a gunman yesterday (3/8/09).  [Just after the first service began, man approached the pastor and fired 4 shots from his .45, one bullet went through the Bible the pastor held up killing the pastor, the gun jammed, so he took out a knife to stab himself, in so doing he sliced two other church goers trying to subdue him.  Rev. Fred Winters, 45, is dead, leaving behind his widow and two children, he took over in 1987 of a church with just 32 people, and today it has 1,200 and four services.  The gunman is still in the hospital.]
• Fox (3/9/09) Obama Signs Order Lifting Restrictions on Stem Cell Research Funding.  Supporters say it will open up a broad front of research to find better treatments for ailments from diabetes to Parkinson's disease; opponents saying destroying embryos for research is morally wrong.  Reminds me of the horrors of science unrestrained by moral boundaries that Francis Bacon wrote about in his The New Atlantis, back in 1627.
• (1:11) PO9-3. Obama talks about how the previous administration opposed embryonic stem cell research.  "False choice between sound science and moral values."
(1:01) PO9-1. Obama talks about the hope for the future that stem cell research can bring. 3/9/09
(2:11) PO9-2. Obama talks about the change he is bringing by lifting the ban on funding for embryonic stem cell research.
(1:33) PO9-4. Obama talks about how we are doing this research on facts and not ideology.
• (:11) PO9-4b.  The short fact/ideology clip.
(1:42) White House pres secretary Robert Gibbs weighs in on the stem cell research issue.
428-437 – • Fox News (3/7/09) Authors Warn That Many Textbooks Distort Religion.  The book is The Trouble With Textbooks: Distorting History and Religion,  by Dennis Ybarra and Gary Tobin at the Institute for Jewish and Community Research (
443-452Why is religion waning in America?
458-508Greg Laurie, pastor of the 15,000-member Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside (, heard weekdays at 10:30am with A New Beginning, is launching "Thursdays with Greg Laurie" this Thursday night at 7pm at Free Chapel 2777 McGaw Ave. at Jamboree, in Irvine, between the 5 and 405 freeways.  For details go to or call 1-800-821-3300. 
• Be the 1st, 7th, 14th, and 21st caller right now at 888-995-KKLA and receive a FREE Greg Laurie Gift pack that includes:  his autobiography Lost Boy, and the Lost Boy DVD, a Praiseworthy music CD from the Harvest Praise Band, and Greg's newest book Hope for Hurting Hearts.  And, don't forget about The Christopher Laurie Golf Classic April 20th at Dove Canyon!
512-523Greg Laurie

528-538Rich Stearns, the President of World Vision (, author of The Hole In Our Gospel (  So, how does one go from CEO of the toy and game company Parker Brothers, to the CEO of America's fine china and crystal company Lenox, to the CEO of an organization that serves the poorest of the poor, World Vision?

544-554Rich Stearns, 

558-608Ted Baehr, founder and publisher of Movie Guide Magazine (, and Chairman of the Christian Film and Television Commission. 

Ted shares some expert advice to those wanting to get into Hollywood:  1) Remember that anyone can make it, 2) Don't stoop to conquer, keep your standards, and 3) Follow the Sherwood Baptist Church model, i.e., Facing the Giants and Fireproof, and do a film that fits your budget, don't always think you have to have a zillion dollar budget.  When thinking of a project or a script, remember Aristotle's advice, first comes the plot, then the character, then the dialog – it has to be a great drama, where good triumphs over evil, that is redemptive and a message of hope.  Ted says the best film schools in the country are USC, UCLA, and Chapman, in that order, and as for Christian schools, it's Biola, Pepperdine, and Regent.  If you want to be in pictures, get Ted's book So You Want to Be in Pictures?

612-623Ted Baehr

628-638 – • Telegraph (3/9/09) Swiss gigolo Helg Sgarbi admits blackmail.  Swiss con man Helg Sgarbi has been sentenced to six years in jail after admitting sleeping with and blackmailing a succession of rich women out of millions of pounds including BMW heiress Susanne Klatten.
644-655Why do so many women support the guy, from paying for dates, to paying the mortgage, ever met an amateur gigolo?
• Laura D'Andrea Tyson (3/9/09) In Defense of Obamanomics: History shows that the president's tax plans are consistent with strong economic growth.  Ms. Tyson is a professor of business and public policy at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. She served as chair of the Council of Economic Advisers and as the National Economic Adviser under President Clinton. She is a member of President Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board.

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