• The coronavirus cancelled our big St. Patrick’s Day party, so M.L. Elrick (Twitter @elrick/Facebook ML ELRICK/Instagram ml_elrick), Shawn Windsor (Twitter @ShawnWindsor) and Marc Fellhauer (Twitter @MarcFell) throw their own bash with Cadieux Cafe co-owner and Bob Seeger Horn Section leader John Rutherford (Twitter @Cadieux Cafe). Guests include quarantined Detroit Free Press reporter Elisha Anderson (Twitter @ElishaAnderson), who joins the fun via Skype. 
  • THE STRAIGHT DOPE:  Marc introduces us to the pangolin — and explains how this homely little fellow HAS CHANGED LIFE AS WE KNOWN IT. (Whoa!)
  • ML revisits a couple key questions from last week’s show: Is the media over-hyping the coronavirus crisis, and are politics trumping common sense?
  • ML and Shawn’s Free Press colleague Elisha Anderson has been in self-quarantine since learning that someone at an investigative conference she attended had the coronavirus. She joins the boys via Skype to tell us what it’s like to spend her birthday in isolation.
  • Shawn shares what it was like to cover a major sporting event with no fans. And, ultimately, no players. Welcome to Bizarro World, Windsor-style!
  • ML recounts his recon mission to the Cadieux Cafe last Friday, replete with an encounter with a lovely woman with some interesting ideas about how to pronounce the last name of the drummer for Rush. John responds to her whine with wine.
  • Cadieux Cafe proprietor John Rutherford details the St. Patrick Party that never was … but still may be!
  • John shares the heartbreak of managing a successful business forced to close by state mandate.
  • When he’s not feather bowling or pulling pints on the East Side, John is the leader of the Motor City Horns, who have been playing with Bob Seeger for more than a decade. He shares the story of how he hooked up with Seeger — and whether he expects Seeger to Turn the Page once and for all.
  • ML confuses virtuoso rock sax players, and mistakenly declares a legend dead. (Turns out it was the other guy.)
  • Marc reveals that he is a sax maniac. John counsels him.
  • ML and Shawn recall how Shawn covered hockey when the NHL was on strike. (He won a big award for his work!) Then Shawn explains how a sports writer will continue to write about sports even after there are no more sports to write about.
  • ML makes a Public Service Announcement. Listen. Think. ACT.
  • THE GREAT DEBATE: The same airlines who charge you for bringing everything but a clean pair of drawers on a flight are asking for a $50 billion bailout. Listen and learn who wants to write the check, who wants to hold CEOs accountable, and who is feeling the Bern. (HINT: It’s not the usual suspect!)
  • GEEK OF THE WEEK:  Alex Jones says the Sandy Hook massacre never happened. Now he says he has toothpaste that could save your life. Need we say more about this week’s Geek?!? (SPOILER ALERT: Jones shares the title with another well-known dirtbag.)
  • ROOM 7609: ML breaks with past practice by booking a somewhat obvious — but especially relevant — guest into the NuWave suite this week. 
  • Find out whose infectious personality may infect you with his love. BONUS: John explains how to distinguish between fake and real horns.
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