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Here's a Thought LIVE with Charles Shaughnessy Thursday, 11.19.2015

Because so many of you commented on this blog about what happened in Paris, we are keeping it for tomorrow's show, Thursday November 19, 2015.  Join Charlie for his final LIVE Here's a Thought with Charles Shaughnessy for 2015, before he goes on hiatus. You can call in to the show if you are watching it LIVE from 3 pm/pt to 4 pm/pt on 11.19.2015 at this phone number: (855) 878-4652 and give him your thoughts on recent world events. You can also leave comments & questions in the comments section here on the blog.

If you missed the show yesterday, here is the link to the ON DEMAND VIDEO of HERE'S A THOUGHT from 11.12.2015If you want to watch it or comment on the show, please do so in the comments below.  You may notice that Charlie has commented some as well.
The next two political debates with the candidates running for President of the United States of America, are coming up this week.  I have questions for the candidates and I want to know what YOU would ask them, just …

Rita Rudner & Charles Shaughnessy to star in ACT 3 at Laguna Playhouse, January 6 - January 31, 2016

Rita Rudner and Charles Shaughnessy to Lead U.S. Premiere of ACT 3... at Laguna Playhouseby BWW News DeskNovember 5
The third show in Laguna Playhouse's 2015-2016 season will be the U.S. Premiere of ACT 3..., written by David Ambrose and Claudia Nellens and directed by Martin Bergman. Rita Rudner and Charles Shaughnessy will star. "What a delight to have Rita Rudner and Martin Bergman back and coupled with the incomparable Charles Shaughnessy in this delicious comedy," Wood commented. "We are delighted to bring the U.S. Premiere of this very smart dramedy to our audiences and subscribers. It's a great new play and we have a fantastic team putting together its American debut!" Wareham added. ACT 3... will begin performances on Wednesday, January 6; will open on Saturday, January 9 and will run through Sunday, Januar…

Here's a Thought with Charles Shaughnessy October 15, 2015 on

Hey there thoughters!  My Thursday, October 15th show is going to be a continuation of our thoughts from last week's show and your comments on the blog, "I'm mad as hell & I'm not going to take it anymore!"and some more current topics.

Join us at 3 pm/pt on TradioV.comfor our LIVE show.  If you aren't able to join at that time, you can always watch the show in the Here's a Thought VOD archives afterwards.  

We won't have a guest this week, so I do plan on taking YOUR phone calls this time as I know you all have a lot to say!  

Once the show starts  the number to call in is: 855878-4652

We also will be announcing a contest, like the ones I used to have, where you will write about a topic that I will announce tomorrow on the LIVE show, then I will read all your entries and the winner will be getting a very cool prize!  I will announce all the details on the show tomorrow.  For all you new fans,  you can check out my PREVIOUS WEBSITE CONTESTSto see what …

"I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore" Here's a Thought, post blog 10.8.2015

Hey there thoughters!  I hope you watched my show from today, October 8th with the theme of "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore" and if you missed it, you can watch the show in the archives at this link:  HERE'S A THOUGHT 10.8

It was fun having my mum on as my special guest.  I thought she did great!  

After you watch the episode, post in the comments section below on anything you want to from today's episode, even if you disagree with me!  

THEN    . . .
Be sure and pick YOUR 6 people that you would choose to have in the BRAINS TRUST THINK TANK to SAVE the World!! That was my "What If?" question for all of you.  If you could pick 6 people to all get together and put them in a room to hash out the problems we are all facing now, who would it be and why?  
Let me hear your thoughts . . . Charlie

DATE CHANGE: Here's a Thought with Charles Shaughnessy for Thursday October 8, 2015

Hey there Thoughters!  

Well, the 25 mile virtual ride for RFK Children's Action Corp in the Rodman Ride for kids is over, but the fund raising is not! November 16th, 2015 is the final day to help out, so for those of you who have asked, there is still time.  
Marianne added another $50 dollar donation to Charlie's fund raising page and as a thank you from Charlie, Janne, our brilliant cartoonist, made Marianne a special, personal cartoon of that time she met Charlie & Susan Shaughnessy at HARVEY!

For a $50 dollar donation to Charlie'sfund raising page, you too can get a cartoon of your own choice. Above is an example of PART of the cartoon and the photo it was taken from! 
To see photo and media coverage of the ride check out the ev…

Here's a Thought for Thursday September 24th, 2015 with Helen Slater & Rob Watzke

IF YOU MISSED THE LIVE BROADCAST OF GUESTS Helen Slater and Rob Watzke on the show Thursday, September 24th HERE is the link to the Video so you can watch it ON DEMAND!

Cartoon by Janne Nordvang

Helen Slater is an actress, singer, musician who has done film, theatre, tv, improv and was the original Supergirl!  She will be appearing in the new CBS series Supergirl with Melissa Benoist as Kara's foster mother, Eliza Danvers and will also be talking about her newest musical projects. 

Robert Watzke has built a creative career as an improviser, editor, writer, director, and teacher. He is the leader of the newly formed Turbine Arts Collective.  Rob organizes and performs in the Sunday night improvisational jam, SHPLOTZ!, 

We will talk to this Hollywood Super Couple about their family life, careers, and how much money they have raised for charity!
If you have questions for either Rob or Helen, please post them here on the blog in the comments section.  Looking forward to seeing you all on T…

Here's a Thought with Charles Shaughnessy UPDATED from Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Here's a Thought with Charles Shaughnessy part TWO, for Season Two!
Thanks to everyone who joined us on our first show back for HERE'S A THOUGHT.  If you missed it, you can still watch it at this link:here's a thought video for 9.17.15. The first three segments were on Charlie's 3 plays he did this summer & the last segment is a little touch on politics & Charlie's LIVE streaming RFK Ride for Kids.  If YOU have THOUGHTS you want to share with the rest of the class about the show, leave them here on the blog!
additional comments from:
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-------------------------------------------------------------- "Here's A thought with Charles Shaughnessy"begins season two, LIVE online on September 17th at 3 pm PST from the studios of TradioV, that's RADIO . . . in TV!
Cartoons by Janne
I am planning …

Here's a Thought with Charles Shaughnessy SEASON TWO!!

"Here's A thought with Charles Shaughnessy" begins season two, LIVE online on September 17th at 3 pm PST from the studios of TradioV

TradioV? That's RADIO in TV!! 

I'm very excited about this opportunity to interact with all of you 'Thoughters' again and hope to have a whole lot of new people also joining in on the fun this season. This is the next obvious step in broadcast journalism, so come along on this season two adventure with me! We are hoping to have some fantastic guests this season so stay tuned for those exciting announcements that will be coming up. 
cartoon from our resident artist Janne

I will be talking about what I have been up to the last six months, what's coming up, my virtual ride for Robert F. Kennedy Children's Action Corp and how you can watch it live and donate to help me raise the rest of my pledge, and if there is time, what is in the news right now, on Thursday's first show.  

If you have thoughts to share, please post t…

Death, Redesigned A legendary design firm, a corporate executive, and a Buddhist-hospice director take on the end of life.

Death, Redesigned

A legendary design firm, a corporate executive, and a Buddhist-hospice director take on the end of life. By Jon Mooallem Artwork by Amy Friend
This is the article that Charlie referenced in today's "Here's A Thought with Charles Shaughnessy."  It is from the California Sunday magazine.  Interesting thoughts here

There’s an ugliness — an inelegance — to death that Paul Bennett gradually came to find unacceptable. It seems to offend him the way a clumsy, counterintuitive kitchen tool might, or a frumpy font. At first, that disgruntlement was just “a whisper in my mind,” Bennett explains. “But it’s gone from being a whisper to a roar.” The solution, when it finally occurred to him, felt obvious. “Oh,” he told himself. “You need to redesign death.”
Bennett is 51 — 30.7 years to go, if the demographic data is reliable — a blindingly energetic British man with unruly brown hair. He works as …