Just in time for summer, a new hydro-powered jetpack has made its debut. Technology expert Katie Linendoll got the chance to try out the new gear and tells CNN's Alina Cho it was quite remarkable to strap on the unit and "take it to the skies."
Actress and musician Mandy Moore is visiting Washington this week to raise awareness for a cause she feels very passionate about: global health. After spending some time in South Sudan and seeing some of the issues first-hand, Moore says she couldn't help but get involved in the global health arena. She tells CNN's Alina Cho that she is impressed by the work being done and hopes that by lending her voice she can encourage others to "get behind the good fight."
Brooke talks with David Cooley, the owner of a gay bar in West Hollywood, who has banned bachelorette parties from his club. He says that while he's happy for the brides-to-be, he decided to ban the parties in the belief that it's hurtful; not everyone can have that same type of celebration. He tells Brooke that he hopes other bar and club owners will take a stand for same-sex marriage and ban these parties until everyone has the same rights.
For decades, Dolly Parton has been entertaining folks with movies, books, even a theme park. But, in her own mind, it’s her music that means everything. On this week’s Music Monday, the country music legends talks with Brooke about her lasting success as a cultural icon.
You know him as “Willis” from the sitcom “Diff’rent Strokes.” Now, Todd Bridges is speaking out against child sexual abuse and in support of a new bill that would get tough on anyone with unsupervised access to child performers. He shares his own struggle with abuse and tells Brooke that he hopes by telling his story he can prevent others from going through what he did.
One high school principal has been reassigned to another position after showing Comedian Ron White’s “You Can’t Fix Stupid” bit to faculty members. Now, the comedian himself is speaking out and shares with Brooke why he feels this reassignment is an “atrocity.”
On this edition of Music Monday, Brooke talks with the band fun., whose music is simply that: fun. They share the story behind their hit song “We Are Young,” their musical influences, and why their band name is “fun.” Period.
The head of Every Child Matters, Michael Petit, says right now it’s an “accident of geography” whether a child will die from abuse. He talks with Brooke about efforts being made to create a national strategy for preventing child abuse in America.