BRIAN'S OPENING THOUGHTS
Brian is touching upon a wide array of today's topics from North Korea to Major League Baseball. Are we going to war with North Korea? BRIAN WANTS ANSWERS! Plus: There has been progress on the immigration debate, and Brian looks into where the country is headed in these regards.
Boston Red Sox pitcher and cancer survivor JON LESTER stopped by the studio to tell Brian about his Never Quit campaign. Lester, who pitched a winning game last night for the Red Sox at the Yankee's home opener, explained the process he underwent in beating Non- Hodgkin's Lymphoma. "I didn't know what the prognosis was, what the next step was, anything," Lester said, "It was almost good to be dumb."
Lester said that it took him a couple of years to really embrace being a cancer survivor and all that it means. Now, he has started a foundation that focuses on pediatric cancer called Never Quit (#NVRQT). To learn more about Never Quit, click here.
Maryam Rostampour and Marziyeh Amirizadeh, co-authors of Captive in Iran, talked to Brian about when they were arrested back in Iran for spreading the word of Christianity instead of Islam. The duo also talked about life in Iran, and all the restraints that were forced upon them simply because they were female.
"There is a reason why the President never accepted my basketball challenge!" Former U.S. Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) talked to Brian about what it was like to fill in for Bill O'Reilly last night on the O'Reilly Factor. Plus, Brown critiques President Obama's basketball skills, and explains why he thinks his "fundamentals are off."
Mike Greenberg, co-host of ESPN's Mike & Mike in the Morning and author of All You Could Ask For, talked to Brian about why he decided to write a novel. "I have always wanted to write fiction," Greenberg said. "What I learned from the process, Brian, was that women pay much more attention to details than men do."
KT McFarland, former National Security Adviser, talked to Brian about the direction Egypt is going. " doesn't have control of the economy. That's a country which is the world's largest importer of wheat. If they don't have wheat that's imported, they can't feed their people. And they don't have the money to pay for the wheat," McFarland said. She went onto predict that she wouldn't be surprised if in the near future, Morsi will no longer be president.