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Here's A Thought with Charles Shaughnessy for Thursday, January 8th, 2015!!

Hey everyone!  Thanks for tuning in and spending some of your holiday time with us on yesterday's show with Oriah Mirza as our guest.  

As you know, time went by SO quickly, and we unfortunately did not even get to your wonderful questions and comments from this BLOG post "
Here's a Thought for Dec 18, 2014. Let's switch gears! Let's begin 2015 with Love, Kindness, Change & Moving Forward!" 
TradioV will be closed for Christmas and New Years, which are both Thursdays, so no shows will be playing on those days. 

We have saved all of those comments and questions of yours and will be having Oriah back on our show when we return from the holiday break on Thursday, January 8th, 2015 on

Please watch the show in the archives if you missed it, so you can familiarize yourself with the topic, or if just want to watch it again, and come up with the things YOU want to ask, to talk about, to discuss.  Here is the link to yesterday's show: December 18, 2…

Here's a Thought for Dec 18, 2014. Let's switch gears! Let's begin 2015 with Love, Kindness, Change & Moving Forward!

We are thrilled to announce that our special guest on December 18, 2014 on "Here's a Thought with Charles Shaughnessy" is Life Coach Oriah Mirza.

How many of us use the New Year to take stock of our lives, start new things, decide to get rid of unhappiness, addictions, sadness, weight, finances, bad situations, bad relationships, anything that has been keeping you from moving forward?  How many say, "This is the year I will learn to put myself first, love myself first, find my voice, my happiness and create an authentic life that fulfills me," but have no idea where or how to start this process?"
Working with countless people of all ages, ORIAH Mirza is a mother of five children who has developed a unique, most effective and streamlined way to clear your mind and open your heart. Clearing out old patterns and re-constructing addictions into a fresher, more in the present moment experience...a life that is more rewarding and enjoyable. Creating a Oneness auth…

Topic for Here's a Thought with Charles Shaughnessy for Thursday, Dec 11th

As his follow-up "Return of Here's A Thought" show, Charles will segue from the current debate on Race and Policing in America to:....Democrat or Republican? it a matter of Nature or Nurture? Is political affiliation a genetic or environmental choice? Something he has been talking about for a long time! For those of you who are new, Charlie has been blogging for years now.  To get an idea of what he has on his thoughts about this, read his blog from April of 2003 when we called it Charles Shaughnessy's Soapbox & what the comments were from the people who were following him all the way back then! 

Here are a couple of other articles to get YOUR thoughts on this subject flowing! 

Op Ed from the LA Times September 24, 2014 Similarities between Democrats, Republicans Make them so different

Republican Brains Differ From Democrats' In New FMRI Study from Feb, 2013 from

So it will be just Charlie and YOU again for the whole hour.  If you can lis…

Join in on the discussion with Charles Shaughnessy & other Thoughters on Ferguson, NYPD & race relations in America!

Hey There Thoughters!! Because of the discussion going on here on the blog, I'm updating this blog from my  December 4th at 3 pm PST Here's A Thought with Charles Shaughnessy on TradioV. It was a commentary and exchange on Ferguson and The NYPD & race relations & some other 'topical' issues!  I want to know what YOU think!!  
To watch the archived show from December 4th, click on this link:
I also talked a little bit about the play I am doing at the Mark Taper Forum, "What The Butler Saw" and a few other things that have been happening, as time allows.
I really appreciate all of you that send your questions and comments to me or Janelle and especially who discuss with each other here on the blog.  
Keep it coming! And remember Only Connect!

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"Here's a Thought with Charles Shaughnessy" for December 4, 2014 video archive of the show

If you missed the LIVE show on December 4th of HERE'S A THOUGHT with Charles Shaughnessy, the video is now up in the archives and you can watch it now.
We want to thank all of you that called in, tweeted, left comments on the blog and participated with me on these very important topics of Ferguson, the police, & race relations.  Sorry we ran out of time to discuss even more.  We need solutions. We need change.  
Please feel free to continue the discussion amongst yourselves here and on the previous blog as I know everyone had more to say!
Thank you for joining me in "thoughting." I'm thrilled that we also have some new people joining in with THEIR thoughts!  Some of you "long-timers," I hope you will interact with them and welcome them!
all my best, Charlie

Here's a Thought with Charles Shaughnessy for Thursday, November 20, 2014

Hey there my fellow Thoughters!!
As you know, I am in the play WHAT THE BUTLER SAW at The Mark Taper Forum here in Los Angeles.  The play officially opens on Sunday, November 23, 2014.  
Because of the play and the holiday schedule for TradioV, our return with a live show will be on December 4th.  
The entire schedule for the rest of 2014 will be as follows:  
We will be having LIVE shows for HERE'S A THOUGHT on: Thursday, December 4th,  Thursday December 11th and  Thursday December 18th all at 3 pm PT.
Not sure what the topics are yet or who the guests will be, but follow and subscribe to this blog and you will be the first to know!  
Thanks for all the support during this time! Thanks to Janne Nordvang for another great cartoon drawing!  Looking forward to some exciting topics and shows in December and the coming year!  
all my best,

Thoughters are from all over the world!!

Hey everyone!  As you know, Charlie is hard at work in rehearsals of his play WHAT THE BUTLER SAW at the Mark Taper Forum here in Los Angeles.  The show goes into previews November 12 and runs through December 21, 2014. Click here for ticket information. 

I wanted to give you an update on our Kickstarter campaign.  

We haven't heard back from everyone that we sent surveys and messages to after the campaign finished.  If you are one of those people, especially if your name is not on here and you wanted us to use it, or you should be getting something from us and we haven't heard from you, PLEASE check your messages on your Kickstarter account or search your emails for "Kickstarter" as we may still need some information from you! Rewards will be sent out the end of this month. You can also leave a message in the comments section here.  

If you have a Twitter account/handle, and you donated and would like a "shout out on Twitter as being an original Thoughter, leave t…

On the eve of the election . . . HERE'S A THOUGHT from Charles Shaughnessy

The Democrats are doing it again! Not so much shooting themselves in the foot as blowing their own brains out! 
Despite a self-described “obstructionist” Congress and a relentlessly personal and vicious campaign of vitriolic hate, this President has not only saved the country’s economy from utter disaster (it had already fallen off the cliff in 2007) but actually managed to substantially lower the deficit, claim a string of Stock Market records, lower joblessness to almost record lows, place millions of new Americans under HealthCare (whilst lowering it’s overall costs) lifted immoral restrictions on women and Gays from serving their country in the Armed Forces, fought for (and won)  Equality in Marriage for millions of Americans, exhibited cool and effective leadership abroad where he oversaw the elimination of Public Enemy number One, nudged Libya into removing a tyrant and navigated the most troubling and dangerous complexities of a wild-fire in the relentless, inter-nicine violen…

I'm Charles Shaughnessy and Here's A Thought for Thursday, October 16, 2014

As you all know by now, I am starting rehearsals for "What the Butler Saw" at the Mark Taper Forum here in Los Angeles. We work a full, six day week so I will not be able to record "Here's A Thought" for the next few weeks. I will miss you all and will feel very frustrated at not being able to bring the show to you "live" during this critical election cycle, but, as they say, "that's showbiz!" 
In the meantime, I hope that you will read my blog on ABSENTEE MAIL-IN VOTING...HOW TO DO IT for your state in the United States.  Don't let 'time' or 'lack of knowledge' be your excuse! KNOWLEDGE is POWER and POWER is VOTING!
We will, instead, be streaming re-runs of our shows so far, beginning with the premier show when Martha Madison was my guest at the same time, Thursday from 3-4 pm pst on The topic I picked for that show was: "Has the conversation become very dumb in our culture or are there people who a…

Absentee 'mail-in' voting. How to do it!

Absentee Ballot Deadlines | Long Distance Voter - The Absentee Ballot Experts

PLEASE vote in the November 4, 2014 General Mid-Term elections!  Here are the deadlines for 'mail-in' absentee ballots and how to get your ballot.

Did you see my show on TradioV on Thursday?  
This is part of what I was discussing.  Watch it now by clicking on Janne's cartoon!

N O    E X C U S E S!!

In the United States, an absentee ballot is a ballot that the voter records and casts at a location other than the designated polling station on Election Day. Typically these ballots are mailed, though some states provide provisions for emailing ballots, faxing ballots, or delivering them in person to a designated location.[citation needed] Typically a voter must request an absentee ballot at least a week before the election occurs. Each State's Secretary of State or Director of Elections is in charge of the election process, including voter registration and absentee ballot requests. Balloting material…

What the Butler Saw at the Mark Taper Forum November 12, 2014 through December 21, 2014

Paxton Whitehead, Charles Shaughnessy, Frances Barber and More Will See What the Butler Saw at the Mark Taper Forum
By Carey Purcell Playbill
09 Oct 2014 

Casting has been announced for the upcoming production of Joe Orton's What the Butler Saw, the comedic farce of seduction and blackmail, at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.

Previews begin Nov. 12 prior to an official opening Nov. 23. Performances continue through Dec. 21.
Joining previously announced cast member Paxton Whitehead (The Importance of Being EarnestMy Fair Lady) are Frances Barber (Hamlet, Camille), Sarah Manton (One Man, Two Guvnors), Angus McEwan ("The Duchess"), Rod McLachlan (Holiday, Our Town) and Charles Shaughnessy ("The Nanny," "Mad Men").

John Tillinger, who previously directed the Orton plays Loot and Entertaining Mr. Sloane in repertory at the Taper in 1987, will direct.

"Set in the consulting room of a private psychiatric clinic, the action begins when the very proper Dr.…

Here's A Thought with Charles Shaughnessy for Thursday 9 October, 2014 with my guest Valerie Azlynn!

Join me at 3 pm pst this Thursday, October 9th on Here's a Thought with Charles Shaughnessy on TradioV, when my special guest will be the delightful and talented Valerie Azlynn

Valerie was born in New London, Connecticut and was raised there.  She had open-heart surgery to repair an atrial septal defect at age 13.  She attended The Williams School and Waterford High School.  She moved to New York City at age 17 to pursue a career as an actress, building her resume by performing in the theater and singing with an opera copany in Manhattan, New York.  She later moved to Los Angeles.  

We will be discussing the changing movie business and ELECTION, WHAT ELECTION!?!

I say "Don't you dare wave the flag in my face and babble on about Freedom and Democracy if you aren't going to get out of bed to vote!!"

During this midterm election year, all 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 33 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate will be contested; …

Thursday October 2, 2014 is a REAL #TBT to my brother David Shaughnessy

Unfortunately, I have a conflict and am unable to do a live show this Thursday.  Charles Bernstein will still be my guest later in the year.

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy a "re-run" of my show I did with my brother David Shaughnessy!  

Thanks Thoughters!!

Here's A Thought with Charles Shaughnessy for Thursday 25 September, 2014

We love Janne's cartoon for today's show!
If you missed today's live show, you can watch it again in the archives by clicking HERE or on the cartoon!
Charlie announced that he would be starring as Dr. Prentice in Joe Orton's British sex farce WHAT THE BUTLER SAW November 12 - December 21, 2014 
at the Mark Taper Forum at the Music Center in Downtown Los Angeles, California. We will post more information as we get it, including how rehearsals affect our LIVE #HeresAThought show tapings.