“Linda C. Thompson Brings You Daytime Television’s Future for 2010 with Dan J. Kroll”

December 30, 2009
Hosted by Linda C. Thompson

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Join Linda as she interviews Dan J Kroll who for more than 15 years has been covering the ins and outs, and the ups and downs of your favorite soaps on the soapcentral.com web site. Now, he’s about to taking those experiences and embark on a new journey: Beginning January 8, 2010, he'll be hosting the weekly Soap Central Live show right here on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel. Dan has had the opportunity to talk to the biggest names in daytime and he’s gone behind-the-scenes of all your favorite shows. But even though he's been covering soaps for nearly two decades, Dan didn't set out for a career in the entertainment field. Find out how he went from med school to soap scoops and what's ahead for your favorite daytime dramas. www.soapcentral.com

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The Next Best Thing -- who does not want to know that? The Next Best Thing engages, informs and enlightens the audience with the most up-to-date thinking from the most intriguing people. Always fun, always entertaining, The Next Best Thing is the closest source to a crystal ball going – and much more accurate. The areas of life critical to all – medicine, healthcare, politics, the arts, business, matters of the heart and spirit – find out The Next Best Thing on this show. In a complex, sometimes confusing world, The Next Best Thing with show host Linda C. Thompson keeps listeners ahead of the game.

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Linda C. Thompson

Linda C. Thompson is known as an author, poet, playwright, and a renowned expert in Management and Organizational Development. Her first novel I Am My Own Dragon was a first-run sell-out gathering endorsements from the Clarion Review, NY Times, Deepak Chopra, Montel Williams and Broadway greats.

Linda is an innovator in leadership, team acceleration and coaching. She works with over 100 of the Fortune 500 and leading institutions in medicine and government. She is included in a variety of Who’s Who and 2000 Most Notable Women in America. She is also a motivational speaker. From humble beginnings in Texas, Linda has risen to accomplish high goals. Her quintessential American journey allows Linda to relate authentically with the full spectrum of humanity. Drawing upon 20+ years of business experience, Linda combines practical solutions with unique flair and creativity. She marries experience and expertise in strategic business, human resources, interpersonal skill transference, and group dynamics. The result is savvy charisma in any situation. Prior to consulting, Linda held executive positions in both government and corporations.

She holds the following degrees: BA in American Studies from U.T Austin, MA in Creative Writing from U.T Austin, and an MBA in Organizational Behavior and Finance from USC. She loves to write, speak, sing, hug dogs, hike wild places, snorkel and whisper words of greatness to horses and humans alike.

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Episode Directory

March 2010

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December 2009

  • 12/30/2009: “Linda C. Thompson Brings You Daytime Television’s Future for 2010 with Dan J. Kroll” Listen Now
  • 12/23/2009: “Linda C. Thompson Brings You New Beginnings – New Politics for 2010” Listen Now
  • 12/16/2009: “Everything I Needed to Know, I Learned from My Wife!” Comedy at it’s Best with Rex Havens and Host Linda C. Thompson. Listen Now

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Carreen Kiely

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