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Episode 0098 - “Thumb’s Up”

45 minutes | Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Frank Murphy is joined by Becca James, a former radio colleague who is now the Director of Marketing for Knoxville Area Transit. Frank is happy that Becca came back two weeks in a row. 
Becca’s cast was removed. She now has a splint on her thumb that reminds Frank of some magic tricks he bought for The Nutcracker. Frank enjoys watching magicians Siegfried & Joy on Instagram. 
Frank can’t decide if the cat next door loves him or hates him. The cat rubbed against Frank’s leg like he wanted Frank to pet him. When Frank turned to walk away, the cat grabbed Frank’s leg with his claws and teeth. 
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Becca’s twins have started playing t-ball. She plays softball and her husband plays baseball. One of the boys seems more interested and involved than the other. 
The twins are named Brady and Carter. Frank thinks that when they go to school the teachers will call them James (Jim) Brady and James (Jimmy) Carter. 
Frank was the emcee for the East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame Gala. This year’s social media inductee Steve Wildsmith submitted a blurb for Frank to read as his introduction that included the lines, “He spent 17 years as an entertainment writer for The Daily Times in Maryville. In 2015, Steve was delighted to receive a bear hug from Dolly Parton, only to discover she mistakenly thought he was the late Terry Morrow, television critic for the Knoxville News Sentinel.” 
Frank often invited Terry to be a guest on the radio. When Terry wanted the radio station to create a “Dancing with the Knoxville Stars” event, Frank introduced him to promotions coordinator Gretchen Bartlett, who had a similar idea. 
Becca won the dance trophy when she competed in “Dancing with the Knoxville Stars.” Kristin Farley won the fundraising competition that year. Becca now works with Kristin and former dance studio owner Emily Norris through their new jobs with the City of Knoxville. 
Frank got a bill from his dentist after his regular teeth-cleaning. Frank’s insurance changed and his dentist is now out-of-network. Jere canceled her appointment and began searching for a new dentist. 
Becca heard that performers who talk a lot are prone to cavities. Frank uses whitening mouthwash and toothpaste and likes the results. 
Frank heard a funny Jiminy Glick clip on his friend Bean’s podcast. Martin Short plays Jiminy Glick and interviews actual celebrities. Frank needs to get Jiminy out of his head before recording new episodes of Up Close with Frank Murphy for East Tennessee PBS. You can find many of Jiminy Glick’s interviews at 
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Episode 0098 - “Thumb’s Up”
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