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Merrittocracy is a show about how to make America a better place. Interviewing scholars, politicians, artists, and activists, Keri Leigh Merritt gets to the heart of what this country needs to join the ranks of other developed nations. From criminal justice reform and affordable housing to job guarantees and multicultural organizing, Merrittocracy helps lay the groundwork for a more prosperous future for every American.
 
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When we talk about the factors that make us an elite Breakfast Radio Show, we have to also include the the fact that we get the chance to speak directly with one of the world's top virologists, virus-hunters and bioinformaticians in the world - Professor Tulio de Oliveira.Take a listen as he answers this and other COVID-19 and vaccine-related quest…
 
This is Get Fact'd with Darren Maule where he shares mind-blowing facts about varying things in the world. An interesting fact right here: Swedish-built cars like, Volvos and what happens when they crash into a moose. The British army breaks step when crossing bridges. Take a listen why. Before mass production of flavored chips/crisps, these includ…
 
We were able to get Angelique Manias back to the studio after they helped a local salon get back on their feet after the KZN unrest. They stretch their hand once again and hold Magdeline and her husband's hand to help them. Magdeline and her husband shared their inability to cover their utility bills and that their electricity would be cut soon. Ta…
 
This is one of those sweet and heartwarming moments about The Big Favour. Magdeline, the wife nominated her husband after he had been terribly ill after a few months. He is the family's sole provider and the family in Phoenix are seeing a tough time since he has been unable to work and earn an income for the family. Take a listen as Keri Miller get…
 
We were fortunate enough to have Hollywoodbets find the name our feature fitting for their robust and handsome stallion. We got the chance to talk to Dean as he describes his bets qualities to us ahead of the race this afternoon. We also asked him who he is most similar to between Darren, Keri and Sky. Take a listen as his answer is just perfect an…
 
Today on Get Fact'd Darren Maule shares some interesting facts that you'll be blown away by. The knobbles on our kneecaps are actually unique and singular. Take a listen to what ligament it is similar too.The Green Zone golf course straddles Finland and Sweden (seven holes in Finland and 11 in Sweden). On hole six, balls stay in the air. You'll be …
 
We had an amazing time on-air this morning guessing KZN listeners' nicknames. All they had to do is share HOW they got the name instead but not the actual name. If you think that it is an easy task then you have got it wrong. One thing this game definitely was, is extreme fun. Take a listen to this.By East Coast Radio
 
The amazing Jeremy Loops collaborated with South Africa's biggest group - Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Jeremy Loops’ special bond with the group formed from an upbringing that brimmed with musical curiosity and included 'Graceland', the Paul Simon album that was inspired by and widely features Ladysmith Black Mambazo. His first experience of the astoun…
 
Woot woot! Warbis is back, and the three of us talked about: • Eddie and Kenton. When will they be allowed to evolve beyond this nonsense? • Who the f**k is Alice? Put that in your pipe and Smokie it. • Adam falls asleep while Xander makes sashimi! Check out the Twitter Flower and Produce Show using #TheArchersFP. Email us at: hello@thecidershed.co…
 
Who does not love a great South African collaboration? Well here we have the amazing Jeremy Loops in collaboration with South Africa's biggest group - Ladysmith Black Mambazo. As one of the most iconic vocal groups in the world, Ladysmith Black Mambazo formed in the 60’s to create traditional worldmusic with energetic, uniquely spirited harmonies. …
 
The #DKSApproved is the coveted stamp that sees things that our presenters love being hyped and approved by them. This week Keri Miller gives the #DKSApproved stamp of approval to a local company. Darren Maule gives his #DKSApproved stamp to the Zondo Zebras from the Dolphins School of Excellence. Now, Sky gives his stamp to Money Heist. Take a lis…
 
The event that sees matriculants have somewhat of a farewell party announced on earlier this week that they will be continuing with the event regardless of the pandemic. This follows their announcement that they would also have strict COVID-19 regulations in place. Take a listen as Greg Walsh, CEO of G&G Productions shares how exactly they aim to m…
 
Keri's Couch on a Thursday morning is the perfect listen, profiling all the amazing people in the world and getting to know them better. But how does a Keri's Couch Thursday morning at the Leather Gallery showroom on the famous blue couch sound? Well, yes, we knew it sounded perfect and headed to the showroom to see what all the fuss was about. Tak…
 
We have all seen our Sky go from the most coveted bachelor in KZN sports and radio to being a father-to-be with a lovely lady on his side doing this thing with him. This is Clarise Pieterse, a 23-year-old born and bred in Durban. She gets to take a seat on Keri's Couch this week and shares how she and Sky met. She also shares the nitty gritty of ho…
 
Another Wednesday morning with Prof Tulio de Oliveira of UKZN's KRISP. He has all the answers to your COVID-19 and vaccine related questions One off today's questions had him sharing whether there will be a better vaccine made by next year and if people should wait until then to get vaccinated. They also asked him if there was a J&J booster vaccine…
 
Earlier this morning, we had the chance to speak to PSG Group CEO, Piet Mouton who had penned down an open letter to South Africans hoping to make the unvaccinated see the light and choose the betterment of the country by getting vaccinated. According to him, people who do not want to get vaccinated should lose the right to complaining about certai…
 
MJ's Exclusive Salon had to shut down following their struggle keeping the business open as a result of COVID-19, the KZN unrest and their 8+ hours of loadshedding almost daily. Take a listen at the shock Gavin got when he heard he would be getting a huge amount of money to help them reopen and start over.…
 
The business he leads has 9 employees who lost jobs as a result of the hectic loadshedding they had been experiencing for more than 8 hours. With so much that has unfolded, it is sad for one to lose their livelihoods because of something they are paying for already. Take a listen to how Mduduzi Gavin Mthethwa, the owner has been struggling to stay …
 
Another morning, without our Mauling though. Keri and Sky are still holding the fort and this Tuesday morning, Sky happens to be in a great mood. Is this coming with being a dad-to-be? This is new. Keri also asks him an important question. Is he still receiving direct private messages from women on social media? Take a listen and let's find out.…
 
Remember we had Tasha Mentasti on the show last week? She does amazing work with Adaptive Surfing. And now we have one of Durban's finest NPO surfing organisations, Made for More. She joins us in studio sharing the amazing news of the members heading to California for the biggest para surfing competition in the world. Have a listen to what they wou…
 
Matthew and Peter struggle on without Keri and discuss: • The Neil / Susan / Shula love triangle. • Who's duller, Ben and Beth or Chris and Amy? • Eddie's hacking the flower and produce show. • Alice is seeking the truth. Email us at: hello@thecidershed.com Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheCiderShedPod Join the Facebook Group: www.faceboo…
 
Friday on Darren, Keri and Sky means #DKSApproved time! This a segment of the show that sees the presenters share the things or people they love or celebrate and give them a stamp of approval as applause for the good work or perfection that thing is. Today, Sky kicked off the #DKSApproved with a snippet of Drake's latest offering.…
 
Surfing has always been a male-dominated industry. Mentasti has been able to accomplish so much more than most. In between being Paralympics coach, SA Masters Champion for surfing and the Event Coordination for most surfing events, she also does commentating which is so hard for females to break into in the sports industry. Take a listen at how she…
 
The talented Tasha Mentasti has made a name for herself in the surfing industry. She is currently the coach of the Paralympics South African team. She is also the founder of Surf Therapy which is an organisation where she trains people with disability to surf. Right now she stands as SA Masters Champion for Women Over 30s. Take a listen to how she …
 
Another morning with Prof Tulio de Oliveria from UKZN's KRISP. He joins us answering all your COVID-19 and vaccine related question. In today's questions he got asked the following: - How is it possible that some countries have vaccinated enough people to reach population immunity but are still experiencing a fourth wave of infections and are now r…
 
When the KZN unrest hit us, it was undeniable one of the worst times for businesses. Phillips Price Mart Furniture are of the businesses that suffered a horrible loss because of looting and the destruction of their store. The Big Favour was able to connect them with Mr Thomas Minnie and Anthony Govender who is part of a Voluntary Facebook Group of …
 
When the KZN unrest came about, it disturbed The Big Favour's plan to share R50 000 with deserving schools for Mandela Day. This was in collaboration with ProSecure. Fortunately, we didn't let that bring us down - we continued when all had calmed down. Darren even went to the schools to deliver the cheque and help with the beginning stages of putti…
 
For Nelson Mandela's birthday, The Big Favour and varying stakeholders including ProSecure have contributed a large amount of money to the school hoping to alleviate the conditions in which the school looked. The school's classroom needed some painting done and as you know Darren Maule will always be on-site to offer some help for The Big Favour. H…
 
With Keri away it is up to Matthew and Peter to wade through the mess that was: • Sailing • Dogging • Horsing around • Jakob the **** Listen here to the story of how Toto's Africa made it to #1 in New Zealand in 2013: https://soundcloud.com/vaughan-1-1/toto-africa-the-journey-to Email us at: hello@thecidershed.com Find us on Twitter: https://twitte…
 
Every Friday, we share the amazing things we feel deserve to be be given not only a mention but the #DKSApproved stamp. This stamp makes it official that you can definitely enjoy, visit and try them out too. Darren #DKSApproves Magic Bean Foundation. Sky gives the S in the stamp to Kanye's latest offering and Keri Miller shares an interesting initi…
 
Get Fact'd with Darren Maule sees him share these facts on a Friday morning. Here they are today:The big orange fuel tank attached to the space shuttles was originally white, but they stopped painting it to save around 600lbs (pounds) in weightAfter John Lennon was murdered, at least three Beatles fans took their own lives out of grief, and Yoko On…
 
Good Mauling! The first Friday of September 2021. Darren shares a recap of his trip to Mount Haven Primary School the previous day. It was for The Big Favour as they made a contribution to two schools that needed it. So, he went to the school on a helicopter but Sky was missing. Why?Take a listenBy East Coast Radio
 
All thanks to the #HopeIsPower campaign by Hollywoodbets and The Big FavourTimothy Govender was one of the people whose business had been burnt down at Bridge City Mall during the KZN unrest. He ran an internet cafe that he had steadily improved in the space of 10 years. He described how he was feeling to Sky, who joined him at Hollywoodbets to con…
 
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