Katie, Rl Stein, Newsradio discussed on Lee Mathews



Drive with Leigh. Matthews and you are a cool kit for listening this afternoon as we get into the weekend. Together, light rain falling and it is forty three. That's gonna continue tonight's. It'll slack off a little after about eleven o'clock, but still a good chance of rain through tomorrow morning, then cloudy and cold the rest of the weekend specifics coming up on NewsRadio one thousand Katie. Okay. My name is Leigh Matthews eight four. Oh, one thousand star one thousand my phone numbers. If you want to join in the conversation Leigh Matthews at KT. Okay dot com, Email address directly and a lot of people like to pop in on social media, which I'm up on. And would love to have you communicate that way as well. Resetting the scene we've been talking about the Trump administration and what they've got to lose. If Trump does declare a national emergency. I say not much he made his promise. And now he needs to do what he candle fill it. We did our firearms Friday segment which deals with heirloom firearms, and you can see the video blog at Katie. Okay dot com. If you wanna watch what we fired and here are comments on how to best take care of some of the older weapons, you might have planned around a little later on. We're going to hear from the man who created the goosebumps franchise and they newest Olympic hopefuls. May have God on their side. I'll tell you why coming up on NewsRadio one thousand Katie. Okay. Heading now to social media where Filbert rights Lee my cousin lives in Tulsa. And their local news had a story last night that our legislators are going to introduce school consolidation. What do you know about it? I don't know anything about it. But I will look into it. And I do believe this is something that can happen on a county by county basis. But I bet a lot of those legislators especially in the larger metropolitan areas like Oklahoma City and Tulsa are hearing a lot about consolidation because they're tired of seeing our legislators come up with more and more money to throw at education, and nobody is talking about conserving. Nobody's talking about consolidating districts. It is absolutely irresponsible that we have over one hundred school districts, but only seventy seven counties. I'm not saying we have to consolidate every body, but some of those districts, I think needs to be consolidated down to a county by county basis. That's where most of our expenses are going. We are top heavy as a state because we pay for so much administration. And you've heard me talk about it before. I don't guess there's any need to rehash it. But if they do if some of those legislatures do grow a pair and start talking about it and start doing it. You're not gonna hear your argument for me. I don't think they are as in the pockets of the teachers unions as some of our other politicians in a video on his Facebook page. Oklahoma. Congressman Mark Wayne Mullen earlier today, explain why he sporting a beard these days. He calls it his border beard, and he says he won't shave it off until we secure the border. He said he got a call from constituent after a televised interview who said he should lose the beard Mullen said that's why he wanted to explain why he's not shaving and he'll trim it. But he won't shave it off until the border is secure good for him the border beard. I like that. I wonder how many other congressmen are going to be inspired to hop on on with them. And did you hear how Trump was firing back at his critics? He paid a visit to the border and while he was down there. He was talking about his critics who say that we shouldn't be. So medieval by building a wall between two countries. And he said, well, if the wall is medieval, so is the wheel there are some things that work, and you know, what wheel works, and so does the wall. He said he's open to the idea of declaring a national emergency to build the wall. If he's unable to strike a deal with Democrats to fund the construction and reopen the government. But you see like I said earlier if he does. Declare national emergency. And he finds the money and defense or somewhere else and start building his wall. Then reopened the government and the Democrats come back and say, oh, no, no, no, no. We don't want you to do and stop it again. Well, then the onus is on the Democrats. They would get the blame for not allowing the government to reopen. April one thousand star one thousand NewsRadio one thousand Katie. Okay. It's friday. So we like to cut loose and have a little fun. And you know that goosebumps series of scary books for kids. You may have read some of them yourself. Goosebumps too is out on DVD. Thi this coming Tuesday, creator of the series are Elstein is joining us now. And I've always wanted to ask you this are L what is the prime? What was the primary motivation for creating the whole franchise in the first place. I think greed and stupidity. Mesko usually my main motivation. So there was. You know, I was back. This is nineteen ninety two and I was doing a series for teenagers. Gary series called seer street. We were killing off teenagers every book. A my enders came to me and said, you know, no one has ever done a scary book series for seven to twelve year olds we should try one. And I said, no, I don't want to that's the kind of business. Goosebumps. Right. And then, but they talked me into it. And we, you know. Luckily, no one ever listens to me. And we brought out a few and they just took off. It was some kind of weird crazy miracle. Well, I I wanna say you are responsible for getting young men to read a long before you know, any any Harry Potter author came along. Yes. Well, ninety two I you know, it's been twenty six years of goosebumps. And I'm very proud when we started writing these books, we figured girls would read them. We never really figured voice. The the ruins children's publishing was girls. Read and boys. No. Yeah. And then when goosebumps came out the fan mail started coming in and it was fifty percent from boys we had boys and girls. So I'm very proud of that very proud of all the all the kids that we, you know, the main point of goosebumps isn't a terrified kids get them to read. Well, and you do it with compelling stories that they can relate to how do you do that? I that's my basic mental level. Can you hear me? Well, I this is where we're talking to RL Stein, the creator of goosebumps, and we're also celebrating goosebumps to on Blu Ray, t and DVD which is out now with bonus features, and it's really come a long long way. But you kind of missed my generation, but I remember being that boy who didn't want to read I wanted to do, and it wasn't until I got older maybe beyond the goosebumps age that I I really started embracing the joy of reading, and I wish that I had had something like like goosebumps in my day. Well, we were lucky we got up. We got the ninety kids. I love the ninety s we just captured that ninety s generation really great thing. Well in goosebumps to can you give us what it's all about. What can we expect to see? And is it good for the whole family? Yeah. Basically, it is is you know, a lot of my early readers like you see in their thirties. Now. Right, right. Neighboring their kids. So we get the thirty five year olds. And we get the seven year old we have to audiences for the film. So the film really is for the whole family. And it's about mainly sloppy. The dummy you comes to life, and then brings all of Halloween to life all the pumpkins. The Jacka lanterns all the costumes in the store all the witch costumes that ghost brings everything to life and terrorizing town in these three kids have to find a way to stop sloppy RL Stein is with us and. I hope it doesn't offend our local hero Darcy Lynn who just won the America's got talent for being a ventriloquist. I don't know. I some people. I don't know why. I don't really get it. Ventriloquist's dummy scary. Just funny. People are terrified by I get so much mail saying, oh, I'm terrified of dolls. Now. I'm terrified of dummy. Our our kids that you're writing too with goosebumps series RL Stein is with us on NewsRadio one thousand Katie. Okay. Are they are they better critics than than those who are in the adult world. Or are they worse? Critics. They're very good. Chris very honest. Okay. Here's a letter. I got last week from girl. Okay. Dear RL Stein. You're my second favorite author. That was the whole letter. That was it. Right, there, brutally honest goosebumps to on DVD and Blu Ray, it is out now on NewsRadio one thousand Katie. Okay. You and I share something in common, and that you were terrified by some of the childhood stories that should have been enchanting. I was terrified by Pinocchio. And the the other one that really got me was wizard of Oz. I go to a psychiatrist after seeing wizard of odd. I like that one didn't bother me. Nokia Kyo is terrifying. Boys turning into donkeys that was awful. Yeah. It's horrible. And you know, there's one scene in the original Pinocchio where he's a wooden pop it and he falls asleep with his feet on the stove. And he burns his feet off. Yeah. I think my mother read that to me when I was like three or four years old. Terrified. But do you think that's my horror career? I think I was gonna say did that inspire you to? Yeah. RL Stein is with us. He's a delight. And so is the goosebumps series. And again, if you're if you're if you had a mom like minded always trying to get us to read always trying and I'm thankful she did. Because if I wasn't a very good reader. I wouldn't be a very good radio guy RL Stein. Well, I think that's true. I I I was a comic book freak when I was a kid. I didn't read books. I had a big stack of comic books that I read, and I didn't really read until my mom drop me off at our local library and a librarian greeted me at the door. And she said, Bobby. I know you like comic books. I have something else. You might like. And she took me over to a shelf of Ray Bradbury story. Oh, and I read those I couldn't believe how wonderful. They were so creative in a magic all twist endings. And Ray Bradbury. I really turned me into a reader, well, I can imagine. So and I also can see where that led to your writing style. Goosebumps series are Elstein thanks for joining us on NewsRadio one thousand K T O K goosebumps too is out on DVD tea, and that will be on Tuesday on NewsRadio. Okay..

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