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The Optimistic Spin, with Mike & Liz!  A fun and inspiring radio talk show giving you a break from the negative news of the day by putting the spotlight on unsung heroes. It’s stories about people making a difference; people who inspire us, and, will inspire you too! more

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A BLACK MAN AND THE KKK, AND A RESCUE IN ARIZONA

This past weekend we had 2 dynamic stories!

First, a story of what one man has been doing about racial tensions in this country. (Both segments of that story in the right column under, Previously on TOS. Pictures below.

Our second story is about a family stranded in the snow near the Grand Canyon. Karen’s video is below.

You can catch the whole show (commercial free) this Wednesday on our PODCAST on, iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play.

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A NEW YEAR!

This past weekend was our first radio show of the New Year, with two great stories!

First, a lady with purple hair stops for a few minutes to help a total stranger who is in tears. Photo below. 

Our second story is about a very wounded veteran, quadruple amputee, who recently received a double arm transplant.  Wow!  Photo below, and, you can hear that story, and our end of the show, “takeaways,” under Previously On TOS.

Catch the whole radio show (commercial free) this Wednesday on our podcast on, iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play.

Do you have any comments about The Optimistic Spin?  We’d love to hear from you!  Click the “Contact Us” button above and send us an email – let us know what you think!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

This past weekend we ended another, “OPTIMISTIC YEAR” with 4 really cool stories. We thought it would cool to end the year with the spotlight on firefighters, the police, a teacher, and a veteran. Highlights of our first two stories, plus Liz’s Fun Facts are under, Previously on TOS.

First, what a local firefighter crew did on their own time. Picture below.

Our second story is about what happened many times when Texas police pulled cars over around Thanksgiving. Picture below.

Our third story is about a high school teacher going to the world series.  Find out how he got there!

Our final story of the year, appropriately, puts the spotlight on our military veterans. Picture below.  

You can catch the whole show (commercial free) this Wednesday on our podcast on, iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play.

Have a Happy and Optimistic New Year!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

This past weekend we did our traditional Christmas show!

Each year on our Optimistic Spin Christmas show, Liz and I each talk about our favorite Christmas song. (Last year we actually each had our two favorites)

First half of the show is Liz telling us why her song is so special, and then we played her song. YouTube video below.

Second half of the show, it’s Mike’s turn.  The song that is his favorite has a beautiful history that ends up being very inspiring for this time of year.  And then we played that song. A Youtube of that song by another artist below.

You can catch the whole show (commercial free) this Wednesday on our podcast on, iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play.

From Mike and Liz: We wish you a Merry Christmas season, and all the best for the New Year ahead!


Dog Thief – Bag ladies – Lotto Winner – Repo Man

This past weekend we had 4 really cool stories!

First, A dog thief who thought he could outrun Alyssa!  (Highlights of that story in the right column under, Previously on TOS.

Our second story is about, “Bag Ladies;” seriously, Bag Ladies! (Video and picture below)

Our third story is about the youngest person I’ve ever heard of with a winning lotto ticket.  Guess what she did with the loot? (picture below)

Our fourth story is about a Repo Man.  This one’s a tearjerker! (picture below) (Highlights of that story in the right column under, Previously on TOS.

You can catch the whole show (commercial free) this Wednesday on our PODCAST on, iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play.

Free Pet Adoption, Iceland Letter, and, Pregnant On A Bus

This past weekend we had 3 very cool stories!

First, a lady is paying for free pet adoptions in Sacramento till the end of the year.

Our second story is about a letter to somewhere in Iceland – no address, just a map on the envelope.  Picture below.

Our third story about a pregnant woman on a bus with serious contractions. Mike relates a bus story about when his mom was pregnant with him!  (Highlights of that story in the right column under, Previously on TOS.

Wanna hear the whole show?  You can catch the whole radio show (commercial free) this Wednesday on our podcast on, iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play. 

A Candy Bar, A Water Sprinkler, and Kindness to the Police

This past weekend we had 3 fun stories!

First, a goofy story about a candy bar. (picture below)

Our second story is about a “smart” water sprinkler. (picture below)

Our third story is about kindness to men and women in blue. Picture below, and, highlights of that story in the right column under, Previously on TOS.

You can catch the whole show (commercial free) this Wednesday on our podcast on, iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play.
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Kind Snacks. Superheroes, and, Heimlich Maneuver

This past weekend we had 3 really cool stories! 

First, eat healthy snacks and spread kindness at the same time – it’s a “kind of awesome” story! (Highlights of that story in the right column under, Previously on TOS, and, there’s a video below)

Our second story was all about superheroes visiting a children’s hospital (picture below)

Our third story was about the Heimlich Maneuver saved another life, and you’re not going to believe who performed it!

You can catch the whole show (commercial free) this Wednesday on our podcast:  iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play.

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A Baby, A 6 Year Old, And, A teen And 2 Cops

This past weekend we had 3 stories!

First, a couple who really, really wanted to have a baby.

Next, we had a story of a 6 year old setting an example for all of us, (picture below) and finally, a teenager and a couple of cops.  Don’t miss this one!  (Highlights from those two stories are in the right column under, Previously on TOS.

Catch the whole show (commercial free) this Wednesday on our podcast on, iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play!

Liz and I wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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Graffiti In Tenino and Some NFL Good Guys

This past weekend we had two stories:

First, some horrible graffiti and what the little town of Tenino did in 24 hours. (Highlights of that story in the right column under, Previously on TOS.)  Pictures below.

Our second story put a spotlight on some really good things some NFL players are doing, including a circle of unity for our country! (Picture below)

Catch the whole show (commercial free) this Wednesday on our podcast on, iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play.

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A Blind Astronomer and Victory At The Citadel

This past weekend we had two stories – a blind man showing people the stars, (video below) and, a great victory of perseverance at the Citadel. Click here for that story!

Highlights from the show are to your right, in the column, Previously On TOS – you can hear the Citadel story.
Catch the whole show (commercial free) this Wednesday on our podcast on, iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play.

In His Suit; No Cash; and, Fun Facts

twitterAs promised, video from our first story! I honestly didn’t believe this story until I saw the video – something you don’t see very often – yeah like never! Highlights from this weekend’s show to the right under, Previously On TOS. Catch the whole show this Wednesday on our podcast – iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play.

BOB’S BUS

Onebob of our stories last week was about Bob and his bus, and his dog, Boggart.  Bob has a goal, and what he’s doing to achieve that goal is not only amazing, but inspiring to all of us.  

See the video below.

The other story was about two cops.  Those segments are in the highlights to the right under Previously On TOS.

To hear the whole show, check out our podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play. Click on “Podcast” in the menu bar.

 

37 Cents And A Wedding

We had 4 stories this weekend – the first 2 are in the Previously/Highlights in the right column,

To hear the whole show each week, catch us on the “PODCAST!”  Click “Podcast” on the menu bar above.

Below are some pics from our stories this weekend’s show. Thanks for being a part of TOS – we appreciate you!

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She Keeps On Giving

One of our stories this past weekend was about, Charlotte Tidwell, a retired nurse.  Guess what she’s doing with her pension?  Highlights from the show are to the right under, Previously on TOS.

Previously on TOS – Highlights (For the full show, select Podcast in the Menu bar.)