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Well, hello everyone, welcome toanother edition of the Pulse. Y'all,
today I got some special for you. I don't think I've ever interviewed anyone
from Opera Memphis. And shout outto the young lady that emailed me.
She told me that the Black Operawas in Memphis this weekend. So you
know what I had to do.Well, she kept emailing me, so

I had to call them up andI didn't. So they're here, ladies
and gentlemen. Mister Ned Canty,the General director of Opera Memphis, is
in the house. Hello, sir, Hello, thanks for having us.
Oh, thank you for being here. But you brought somebody with you,
the special one, the talent,and uh talk to us, mister Reginald

Smith Junior. Y'all give it upfor Reginald. Come on, y'all,
hear all that bravado? Is thatwhat you call it? Whatever you call
it, I'll take it. Youtake it, okay, y'all hear that
laugh? Oh my god, goodness. See I can tell I can tell
that just from hearing you speak.You have an amazing voice. I know

you hear that a lot that.Come on now he does. Reggie is
a very humble I can tell butoh he hears it a lot. Oh
well, it's always very flattering andI'm always grateful. Okay, okay,
well, thank you for being here, Thanks for residental, thank you for
coming. I guess we could startoff because for the majority of the weekend,

when the show airs, the showwill be over. But this is
just your opportunity. First off,if you missed the show, you missed
it. I'm sure you missed anamazing show. Number one. Number two,
I want opera Memphis, mister nettell us more about what opera Memphis
has going on. So, butwe'll kick things off with the show.
It is the seventeenth and eighteenth inMemphis, so tell me about it,

ned sure. So the show isLebo m by Jacomo Puccini. It's one
of the best selling favorite operas ofall time. Labo m so the Bohemian
life, you know. So it'sabout artists and poets living, you know,
trying to break in. But itreally is about when you're young and
you're living with a bunch of yourfriends off Ramen noodles, but you're trying

to pursue your dream. Basically whatit's about. And you know, the
musical Rent was based on it.The movie Mulan Rouge was inspired by it
there than other movies. But youknow, as one of our other singers
in the show said, you know, living single and friends are basically this
kind of same idea, this familythat you create for yourself in your early
twenties, you know, into yourthirties, where you haven't quite settled down

and you're decide, you're figuring outwho you are, You're falling in love
and out of love. It's thatsort of story, okay. And it
is originally set in Paris in theeighteen thirties. Ok And the big thing
with this particular production that we've beenworking on for years is to do a
new production of it, and we'regoing to set it instead of Paris,
it's set in Memphis, and it'sset in Memphis in nineteen fifteen. And

we chose that because the amazing blackcomposer William Grant Still, who was the
first black man to have an operaat New York City Opera Symphony at Carnegie
Hall. At that point, whenhe was still very young, he was
here in Memphis working for W.C. Handy and this sort of this
connection, this overlap with one ofthe most important classical composers who wrote beautiful

operas still being done today, andthe father of the blues. It just
was such a great reminder, wassuch a great way to look at the
importance of Memphis and all Memphis hasdone for the world. That we've exported
all of this talent, all ofthis creativity, and you know that's still
going on today and it spans genresand yeah, you know, even in

the past couple of years, ithas been great to watch people say,
you know, it's the blues,soul, rock and roll, and people
are now making sure to add raphip hop to it because we have so
much to be proud of there todayespecially, and this is our case for
saying we've been exporting opera as well. We've been exporting classical music and classical
musicians. It's not talked about asmuch. Yeah, but it's not just

William Grant still, it's Florence mcleve, It's Robert McFerrin Sr. Who grew
up here, first black man tosing at the met We have this long
history of black excellence and opera inMemphis, and it's not talked about,
it's not celebrated, and it shouldbe it is. That's why we're doing
what we're doing. Okay, youknow, I watched a movie on Netflix.

I don't know if you guys sawit, but it was a movie
about a woman who quit her jobto go become an opera singer. Everybody
thought she was crazy, and sheactually did it, and she was trying
to win this competition and she shedidn't win it, but she came up
I think second place or something likethat. But nobody believes she could do

it because I didn't think she couldeither. When I was the first start,
I was like, they didn't evenopen the movie with letting us hear
her sing, so you didn't knowshe could sing, but watching the perform
her practic. She went to workwith a teacher, you know, to
help her learn how to sing operaand that was where it all began with

her. So, Reginald, wheredid it begin with you? Well?
Fortunately for me, I come froma very musical family, particularly on my
mother's side. So I like tosay we sort of come out the womb
singing. You know, some babiescome out crying, but you know,

all of my little nieces and nephewstwo years old at you know, you
get used to hearing the music inchurch and go in to concerts and people
will say, you know, mynephew who's two years old will come to
the opera and we'll sit there andbe engaged, and they say, how
is he able to do that?Well, he's always surrounded by music.
Wow. So it's nothing new toyou know, have these wonderful forces.

So for me, I was fortunatethat I grew up with music in my
life. But for me, Iwas always a choir NERD. I joined
the choir in second grade and Icontinued all the way through the common grade.
Second grade. I had my firstlittle solo in second grade. Wow,
and do Lord, oh, doLord do remember me? Yeah?

I had the second verse. Iwas very proud. I also remember,
you know, people saying, aren'tyou nervous? You have to sing in
for the whole school, And Ithought, no, it's just singing,
right. I didn't think of itas it's just what you that's what you
grew up in. And you know, as they say, we're a product
of our environment. Yeah. Andso I was fortunate that we went to

a lot of concerts, whether itbe classical or jazz or different plays like
Tyler Perry as gospel plays and thingsand gospel quartets. And I've grown up
in Atlanta, but when I gotto high school was my first time to
see an opera. So I wasvery familiar with classical music. I was
very familiar with choir. I wasfamiliar with all of these genres, but

I was not familiar with the culminationof all of these things. And that's
what opera is. It's the symphony. You have the visual effect, you
have the vocal singing with no microphones, there's dancing, there's costumes, there's
lights, and I was just immersedwith it. My first opera was another
Pluccini opera, which was actually donehere at Opera Memphis last year. Tosca.

Hey, that was your first.The first opera that I saw was
Tosca. Okay, okay, it'sbeen a minute, no, And I
just fell in love with with everythingabout it. How do they do that?
How do they make such large,full sounds with no microphones over an

orchestra? How do you that prayerand hope and practice? If I were
to come to you, okay,you said lots of practice. Okay,
that prayer and hope is wonderful,But right, So do you think anybody
can be trained to sing opera?I think anyone can sing. The question
is can anyone sing? Well?Okay, well, yeah, everybody can

sing, but a joyful noise,yes, absolutely, Okay. I love
that. So anyone can everyone shouldOkay. So if I have an okay
voice, yeah, And I cameto you, Reginald or do you teach?
Do you help people with this?I help people on the side,
but it's my main profession. Mymain profession is singing opera around the world.
Okay, now, amazing, that'sawesome. Congratulations to you again.

But anyway, the one of thebest things people to do is communal singing.
I think singing, I think sotoo, coming together. I mean
it, it's really uplifting. Imean karaoke, yeah, have fun,
you know, And I think withthat too. You know. I went
to sing at my church not longago. It was a choir celebration for

our old choir director, and sonot only I host it, but I
sang in the choir. And sowhile I'm singing, I realized that,
you know, when I first started, I like that a little bit because
I was lot of practice. Ihadn't sang in a while, and the
more we sang, and the moreI sang, it became easier to sing

and hit those high notes. Andthat's why I really believe, because I
told, I said, I needto join the choir here in Memphis somewhere.
I'm serious, because you when yousing, you realize how far you
can push your voice. And andif you really, you know, aspire
to sing. And now I'm well, I mean you could probably I could
probably sing better if I really,you know, push myself to do it.

Well. You know. One ofthe things that I find really interesting
is that people like speak pathologists callsingers particularly vocal athletes, because what we
do with vocal athletes it's really someathletics. And just like any athlete,
you have to stretch, you haveto warm up, you have to do
conditioning from the triathl Yeah, youhave to do bit by bit, and

it's the same thing we do whenwe prepare to sing an opera. At
the same time, like running atriathlon, you can't get in the middle
of a marathon and start thinking aboutform. It's too late. What I
was saying saying, I was like, it's too late, but it's late,
but I can get there. Yeah. I just have to give a

shout out to our chorus for thisshow because we have twenty adults in the
adult chorus, ten kids and thekids chorus. Almost none of them have
ever sung opera before, and theycommitted. We taught them the Italian words
they needed to sing. Some ofthem don't even read music, they just
learned it listening to recordings. Theyshowed up for months learning this fabulous.
We started music rehearsals in the falland they've been working on it this whole

time. So it's just they've they'vecommitted themselves. They've they've worked so hard.
They sound fabulous and most of themhave never sung opera. You know.
Miss Shirley hill I was a wonderfulmusician in town. She's been in
our course for years and she didher first show with us because it was
in English and she thought, okay, I could do this. I've sung

my whole life. And she neverlooked back. We've been we've had her
in operas ever since almost fifteen years. She's been with us doing operas,
really succeeding. And she grew upwith church music that was what she did,
but she knew how to create ajoyful noise. She knew how to
sing like she meant it. Andif you have that, we can teach
you the rest if you're interested inour choir. Absolutely, wow, Okay,

awesome. I don't think you guysknow how exciting this is for me.
I don't know why. Maybe becauseinside I'm an opera singer myself.
Maybe not. I don't know untilyou try it. So you can teach
me in this room, mister Canty, do you teach all of these You
know I can't sing all. Thisis true. I trained as an actor

and then I became a director,so I come from the theatrical end of
everything. Okay, I can't singat all, and it's part of why
I love my job. I getto hear these people sing like this.
But it's uh, it's it wasnever a gift of mine, and I
never never was able to pursue it, or it was never brave enough to
pursue it. Yeah, there aresome fabulous voice teachers in Memphis. If
if you or anyone wants to gethooked up, we have we have a

kind of a short list of folksthat we can send you to me.
Yeah, I mean, you havea wonderful. You have a wonderful voice
speaking thank you, So I'm surethat it could be turned to uh,
just singing, Yes, I thinkso true. Well as the Italian as
one speak, one sings sota,I did not cuss, y'all. Reginald's

teaching me some Spanish, Italian,Italian, yes, okay, Italian,
they're very close. Okay, okay. So you know how to speak different
languages as well, take a lotof different languages, enough to make money
and order cheeseburger. So you knowwhat we do. We sing in English,
of course, Italian, French,German, Russian, uh, sometimes

Spanish, and when I'm doing concertsand recitals, of course we have Latin.
There's Portuguese, Russian. I've donein Mandarin. So you know,
you learn to you learn the differentsounds and the different tones and different inflections,

and you learn the words so youknow exactly what you're singing, so
you can convey that heartfelt performance througheach language. And so because of it,
you know, if you're traveling toGermany or France or wherever it may
be. I've learned enough of thelanguages to have basic conversations and to order

food, which is important Oh,do you know the words I love you
in all those languages? The majorityof them? Okay, So which which
language do you know the word thatI love you? Well? You have
TEAMO okay, But but how wouldyou sing it? Oh? It depends.
It depends on what type of we'retrying to say I love you.

You want it seductive? Do youwant it more heartfelt? Oh? So,
and all of this is opera.Yeah, seductive or heartfelt. It's
all that. One of the thingsthat I love about music in general,
and it's one thing I do whenI work with younger singers and masterclasses.
Yeah, you might see a dynamicmarketing that says piano, which most people
know that piano means soft, butI often say, what exactly does that

mean? Piano? Or soft?Tone could be caressing, it could be
sad, It could be the sortof hushed excitement. Yeah, So how
you sing the piano? How doyou sing the tone? Is based on
what emotion you're trying to convey.So I can say which means I love

you in German? I could alsosay which means different it feels I love
you. They're different ways of sayingthe same thing and the same way.
We were doing. That's what Iwas getting ready to say. When you
say it to somebody, people knowif you mean it, Oh yeah,
I love you, I love youcome exactly. And so part of what

we do in our training is welearn how to convey in different languages the
same emotions and same inflections that wewould do in our natives. Okay,
I get it. Replaces like operaMemphis is great. Like with the chorus
here, a lot of people thatmight have never sung in Italian before,
or never been in an opera,they approach it in a sense that if

you come willing to learn, wecan teach you the rest. Wow,
you know, And so it's it'sreally cool that it's for me being in
a show that is maybe when wesay ninety nine percent African American, that
is not a typical African American operalike Porgambez or trem Nisha or any of

these shows. Doing a show that'sa Canonic work like Boem is really remarkable
because there are a lot of blackopera singers out there. We might not
get the same representation and visibility,but we've been here for years, and
you know, you think about it, you think you don't get the you
know, the representation or even therecognition. I don't know. I don't

work in artistic management, but youknow, one of the things that I
do find very interesting in as Nedmentioned about Opera Memphis, do you think
of Lintin Price, who's one ofthe great opera singers. Lintin Price came
and performed here in Memphis because ofthe connection with Miss mccleve and through Opera

Memphis supporting that. How are wesupposed to know that posters about it?
Are there articles about it? So? I think sometimes certain things are visualized
and broadcasts and others are not.And I have nothing to do with that,
that's not my job. But Ithink it's important for a place like
Memphis that's predominantly African Americans to seethat black folk can do this too,

and have done it for years.When you look at this amazing cast that's
been performing all over the place,like Chauncey Packer who's singing Rodolpho is really
a fantastic artist that's been singing wellover twenty years all over the world,
and singing at the Metropolitan, andsinging at La Scala, the big opera
house in Italy, and all overGerman and it's here in Memphis just for

this weekend to do this performance inthis production, which is also a huge
testament to Opera Memphis to bring allof us together. But I think it's
something that should be celebrated, andI think it's something should be put on
a pedestal, if you will,to shut other companies that they can do

such a thing as well. Yeah, our name is an opera period,
it's Opera Memphis. If we're notgoing to look like Memphis, speak to
Memphis, what are we doing here? Yeah? Yeah, I think it's
awesome. And just hearing a lotof the history that both of you have
shared is amazing. And I thinkmaybe we don't hear these stories often.
Maybe it's a you know, it'sincombon upon us to search these stories out

and find you guys and follow youon social media and see where you're going.
And I think I follow Opera Memphis. But if I don't, I
need to do it, you knowwhat I'm saying, and get more involved
in the arts, because the artsis not it's not just a certain genre
of music or paintings or whatever.It's it's everything. It's all of it.

Yeah, you know, one ofthe things that I love to talk
about is the innate human connections thatwe all have. Yeah, and one
of the blessings of that is music. Mm hmm. You know, Jessin
Norman would talk about how she wouldbe doing a recital in Korea and she
would sit at the piano and singamazing grace and people would all start singing

along in Korea, or they wouldat least know the tune and be completely
moved. And you know the Adidongof Korea Aidadida Nadi, you know,
the national song of Korea, Northand South. And when the New York
phil Harmonic went and did a concertin North Korea, which was huge because

you know, they don't let peoplein. They had some people from South
Korea and the people from North Koreaat the border, and the New York
phil Harmonic played the song and everyonestood up and sang together, which is
just powerful. And to be ableto share music, it's something that touches
our soul. It's something that connectsus as human beings. And the more

we express that humanity, I thinkthe better off we are as people.
I always say, nobody cries inSpanish, no one laughs in Germany,
even if it might have a right. No one sneezes in French. You
know, these are whole things thatare human that we do. Just a
beautiful smile connects one soul to another. Beautiful tones, beautiful music connects one

soul to another. So whether youknow the language or not, we are
innately connected and moved by the beautyof music. And for me, it's
a great honor and a great pleasureto be able to do that for a
living. Wow. And I shouldmention since we're talking about it being an
Italian they do sing it in Italian, which is what was written in But
we have three screens on just offstage that have a running translation, so

everything that they're saying you can readalong, just like you're watching Showgun on
Hulu or Three Body Problem or nameyour favorite show. Same thing. Yeah,
you can read the synopsis in theprogram if you want to read ahead
a bit. Wow. I'm juststill trying to take in all the that
you said. It was so poeticand so beautiful, And do you take

that on the road? Are youjust it just come up out of you
in this room? I mean,because that was like hearing you say those
things helped me to understand it better. You know, just life and how
we connect as human beings. Youknow what I'm saying, and that we
are more alike than we are different. And it sounds like something that needs
to be taught in school if youask me. You know what I'm saying

everywhere, all these schools, allover and it'll change some kids' lives.
Maybe take a child this weekend tothe opera, you know, to this
play. Are there tickets left forthe rest show? Tickets left? And
you know, I have a longstandingarrangement where if you want to bring a
child to the opera, someone undereighteen who has never been before, we
have a special ticket price. ButI pay that myself well out of my

salary, okay, because I didn'tdiscover opera until pretty late in my life,
and I fell in love with it, and I sometimes wonder what if
I'd been exposed to it, Whatif I had that experience, It would
have changed a lot of things.So I always go out of my way
to make sure that if a youngperson wants to come, that the cost
of a ticket is no barrier.Yeah, I love that. Thank you
for that. Thank you, becauseI think when we see people in the

movies go to the opera, wealways think we can't afford to go.
Yeah, we always think the ticketsare so high that we and and maybe
that is another reason why, youknow, there's a disconnect in our communities
because we feel like I can't affordto go to opera. I can afford
to go to this rap show,but I can't afford to go to the
opera because the ticket you know,we think that not that not that the

ticket prices are any different, butin our minds, we always see or
even when we watch TV, watchall these movies when they go to the
opera, they're elegant and they're theymake money or they're rich and all.
You know what I'm saying. Soit's like a connection that sometimes we don't
realize that that we have. Thatwe don't you know, realize that we
can come and be a part ofsomething and even like your is just amazing.

Yeah, I like to think thatopera and music and journalists for everyone.
Yeah, and people will say,oh, do I have to wear
a ball gown or no? Justcome comfortable, some people being jeans,
some people being ball gowns. Youknow, if you're gonna go to the
movie and sit for like an hourand a half. What do you feel

like wearing? You know, That'swhy I always tell people you're gonna go
to church and you're gonna have tosit for an hour and a half,
what do you feel like wearing?Just come and have a good time.
And I think it's so important torealize that the best asset that we have
is our community and our people.And I always applaud Opera Memphis for doing
their thirty Days of Opera where theygo into the community all across Memphis and

different places, whether it's at theZoo or at Overton Square or and just
perform and say, hey, thisis who we are and this is for
you. This is not just forus for you know, to hold our
head up high and play our nosein the air, But this is for
you. This is your company,this is your community, and it's for

everyone, no matter where you comefrom in life. I think that's wonderful.
The problem is opera was used atone point. It was a way
to say I'm fancy, I havemoney, and so people who wanted to
be fancy, wanted to impress theirboss, would come and show up that
is something I've been trying to strangleto death since I got here thirteen years
ago, and my predecessor as well. But those things hold on. You

know. You look at a JamesBond movie. The villain is there at
the opera where it took us right, So you're absolutely right. And what
we try to do with everything wedo, including shows like this Thirty Days
of Opera, it's all about goingto folks and saying we want you to
come and try out what we doyou. If money is an obstacle,
let's figure that out. Hang someposters in your neighborhood. We'll give you

a free ticket as a volunteer.If you're a youth, this is how
you get in. Let's figure outa way for you to experience this.
At the end of the day,you might not like it. I don't.
I don't love all kinds of art. I am taste. I don't
have all kinds of music. Iwould rather listen to Run DMC and Fishbone
Leadership. Yeah, but that's allthat is all. I think you could

grow to like it because I thinksometimes if it's something that's unfamiliar, you
can learn to like it. BecauseI'm gonna tell you. Before I saw
that movie, I don't think Iwas as interested in opera. And you
know, I wish they would makemore movies and put some black people in
them and show us, you know, a representation of us and awards.

Come on here, come on thesoul train, because we do this too.
Yes, you sound like as wedo. Like you know, you
sound like Lenny Kravitz, you know, yeah, yeah, you know.
Representation goes a long way for me. The first I saw again was Tosca
the Bear tone singing. The bigbad guy role was Donny Ray Albert,

and Donny Ray is still singing inhis seventies and still sing circles around everyone.
But for me, as a youngkid in Atlanta, I didn't realize
that black men made a living doingopera. I'd heard of Paul Robeson.
But here's this man who's on stagein front of me, with this amazing

sound, who's traveling all over theworld. I remember leaving and looking up
everything about this man. Who ishe, Where did he come from,
where did he go to school?What is he doing? He had an
album that had recently come out,and I thought, man, I need
to go and buy this album andwhat else is he singing? It sparked
such an interest in me from seeingsomeone that looks like me on stage.

And one of the things that Ihave loved throughout this whole process net is
being around the children's chorus, becausethese kids are so great and their gung
ho about it, and they giveyou all the character and they look really
cute in their costumes. Wow.But I think this experience for these kids

is going to change their lives forever. They'll be able to say, I
know that show I did that,yeah, and look back and have an
experience that I didn't have an opportunitythat I didn't have to sing up close
with these professional opera singers with thesehuge voices. You never know, one
of these kids might become the nextgreat opera singer from this experience that they

had here at Opera Memphis. Andso I think that's really remarkable, and
I'm so proud of every last oneof these kids, because I don't know
if I would have been able tolearn all the Italian and the blocking and
remember my little props and everything,and they're on it. I mean,
they keep you together. I'll tellyou, it's funny moment in rehearsal where

the director said, now where didI have her standing? And the kid
said, you told her to standover there. When she went over there,
I was like, well, Imean, she ain't wrong, but
they're like really on it, youknow. But for me, that's that
representation and the connection for them tosee grown black men doing this all over

the world to show one incredible,I can do this. I can also
play football. Yeah, I canalso be an engineer, but this is
something I could do as well andmake a living. Wow. To be
able to do that, I thinkit's really really amazing. That is fascinating.
It really is. I mean,what you're doing reginaland Ned, for
what you're doing for Memphis, it'sjust it's fascinating. It's fabulous. I

just I just I love it,and I just thank you both for what
you do and for pouring into Memphison this show. Thank you so much.
Thank you so Ned. Tell me, if people want to know more
about Opera Memphis, where can theygo to find out more? Sure,
they can go to Opera Memphis stOrg and they can find out a lot
about all the upcoming shows. Theshow this weekend. The other things that

we have We've got a terrific seasoncoming up next year. Reggie. I
don't think we're going to get Reggieback next year. Hopefully ye're after that.
But trust me, he'll be back. He will heard that. I'll
try, I'll do my best.Yeah, you have my word, I'll
do it. Is uh, there'sbelieve it or not. Some of these

other singers that if you get achance to go them to the show tonight,
you're going to be equally impressed.And we worked hard to bring them
to We spared didn't interview them,but they're amazing. Sure, they're amazing.
The website is the best thing.And I would say in September,
if you go to our website everyday for the month of September, we

do free performances everywhere across the city. We go to every zip code,
including the one that just has thebus station in it. We go there
every year. We do these freeperformances. You can look and see where
we're already going. Or if you'rethinking, man, I would love for
them to come and sing at mychurch in at the park in my neighborhood.
Email me. My email is nedAn E. D at Opera Memphis

dot org. Email me directly andsay we want you to bring opera to
our neighborhood because we haven't seen ityet. And that's the whole point of
that, of that particular program thatis sponsored by AutoZone, other great to
the National Day for the Arts.We want to give you back some of
that. We want to say thankyou for being a city that we love
and being a city that inspires usmusically. So if you want that netted

opera Memphis dot org okay, andyou can go to Operamemphis dot org and
find out more on the internet.Let me just say thank you both of
you. I have a favorite,Reginald. Sure could you sing something,
just a snippet of something before wego? Ah? What to sing?

Is the question? Come on?What to sing? I don't know.
I'm trying to think of maybe alittle Kolleenie I could do just like a
codomeoban or dude. Okay, yeah, give me a little taste of it.

Oh your by me on sir Hardyhungry share look which Beyonce had on
her album by the way, ahah on your open sir Soldy long sha

loo co. Now if I gotpaid as much as you're awesome Oh my
goodness, y'all got to go seethe show. Go to Opera Memphis dot
org to find out more. Andif you hear this on Saturday morning,
go get your tickets and go tothe show and check it out. Black

Opera in Memphis, y'all, it'samazing. Thank you so much. Both
of you are coming by. Ah. I'm stormy keeping our fingertips on the
pulse of our community. Ned Reginaldagain, thank you so much. We'll
see you guys next week, sametime, same station. God bless you
have a great week.
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"Amy and T.J." is hosted by renowned television news anchors Amy Robach and T. J. Holmes. Hosts and executive producers Robach and Holmes are a formidable broadcasting team with decades of experience delivering headline news and captivating viewers nationwide. Now, the duo will get behind the microphone to explore meaningful conversations about current events, pop culture and everything in between. Nothing is off limits. “Amy & T.J.” is guaranteed to be informative, entertaining and above all, authentic. It marks the first time Robach and Holmes speak publicly since their own names became a part of the headlines. Follow @ajrobach, and @officialtjholmes on Instagram for updates.

3. The Dan Bongino Show

3. The Dan Bongino Show

He’s a former Secret Service Agent, former NYPD officer, and New York Times best-selling author. Join Dan Bongino each weekday as he tackles the hottest political issues, debunking both liberal and Republican establishment rhetoric.

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