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  • Largest Home Services Provider Starts New Partnership with Television Personality and Skilled Trades Supporter April 10, 2015 mike rowe - clockwork - toiletNew partnership announced today to empower future HVAC techs, plumbers and electricians. Brands commit to donating $100,000 in scholarships to mikeroweWORKS Foundation LAS VEGAS, April 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® and Mister Sparky® electric, part of the Direct Energy family of brands, announced today, at their annual convention in Las Vegas, a first-of-its-kind partnership ... read more...
  • Real-Life Tradesmen ‘Somebody’s Gotta Do It’ April 10, 2015 mike rowe - tradesmen - t-shirtsMany of your were no doubt expecting another post from me today, reminding you for the umpteenth time to watch the season premiere of Somebody’s Gotta Do It, tonight at 9pm on CNN. Well, think again. There’s more to life than watching television, even when it’s wildly entertaining, profoundly compelling, and potentially life-changing. Instead, I’d like to tell you about ... read more...
  • The Blaze: The Math is Scary April 9, 2015 sgdi - mike rowe - bullfighterMike’s Unsettling Prediction on What Will Happen If Work Remains the ‘Enemy’ What will happen when all of the baby boomers in the U.S. retire at age 65 and the “remarkable” advances in medicine keep many of them alive into their 90s or even into triple digits? It’s a recipe for disaster and the “math is scary,” says Mike Rowe, the star ... read more...
  • Somebody’s Gotta Do It: Bullfighting April 9, 2015 03bullfighingThere are two basic things to remember, if you don’t want to get chased by a bull. read more...
  • Going Clear April 6, 2015 Mike -Spanky Taylor - Going ClearWhen I was shooting Dirty Jobs, I hired a woman named Spanky Taylor to help me fulfill requests from viewers and fans. read more...
  • CNN: Job Advice from the Guy who has tried them All April 6, 2015 mike rowe - sgdi - mrwfCNN)Mike Rowe is taking the bull by the horns (or, at the very least, trying not to get gored) in the season premiere of “Somebody’s Gotta Do It,” where he tries out niche jobs anywhere from bullfighting to water ballet. Each week, Rowe will answer your questions about his latest escapades and career advice. To submit a question for the gutsy ... read more...
  • Fridays With Freddy: Good Friday April 3, 2015 11102785_970562929620517_2019981050748845530_nAll in all, a pretty good Friday. F. Mike’s Facebook Page read more...
  • The Writings on the Wall April 3, 2015 thumbnail-for-Writing-on-the-WallSince my virtual wall is currently overflowing with expressions of dismay… read more...
  • Visit Baltimore April 3, 2015 Mike-Rowe-My-B-MoreMike loves Baltimore and has joined other notable Baltimoreans to show support and promote their hometown. Check out Mike’s featured places, learn about Mike’s and Baltimore’s history and plan your own trip to Visit Baltimore! Baltimore makes history. Literally. That’s what I love about this town. Everyone knows we have Poe’s grave and Fort McHenry, home of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” But we ... read more...
  • “Somebody’s Gotta Do It” on CNN April 2, 2015 homepageGet your SGDI fix until the next season begins! Check out Behind the Scenes photos from seasons 1 and 2, meet the crew, and submit a show idea ~ read more...
  • Off The Wall: WCW Wrestling? April 2, 2015 Teresa-Isaac-Photo-from-your-pastTeresa Ann Isaacs writes: “Hey Mike! Remember this? The description said that you did a gig for “WCW” wrestling…… Is that true? Or are my eyes deceiving me.” Hi Teresa Troubling. There’s no doubt this is me. But honestly, I have no recollection of where this happened or what I was doing there. Obviously, I’m impersonating a host, as I’ve been doing for ... read more...
  • Atlas April 2, 2015 11083713_969551399721670_2083299161211289310_oBecause it’s National Poetry Month, and I’m in touch with my sensitive side. Mike’s Facebook Page read more...
  • Balloonman April 1, 2015 11112223_968841403126003_2834689177843362571_nin Just- spring when the world is mud- luscious the little lame balloonman whistles far and wee and eddieandbill come running from marbles and piracies and it’s spring when the world is puddle-wonderful the queer old balloonman whistles far and wee and bettyandisbel come dancing from hop-scotch and jump-rope and it’s spring and the goat-footed balloonman whistles far and wee e.e. cummings Mike’s Facebook Page read more...
  • I’m on CNN March 31, 2015 Im-Mike-Rowe-and-Im-on-CNNJulie Daniels Tamasy writes: “Hey Mike, We’ll have to assume there aren’t many of those “I’m Mike Rowe” tee shirts…” Hi Julie. I’ll have to assume you’re correct. To my knowledge, they are four, and I think I have them all. I might auction them off for the foundation sometime soon, though it’s hard to imagine a more confusing message on the chest ... read more...
  • Fridays With Freddy: Paper Boy March 29, 2015 Paper-Boy-1Mike’s Facebook Page // <a href=”https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=966954356648041″>Post by<a href=”https://www.facebook.com/TheRealMikeRowe”>Mike Rowe. Mike’s Facebook Page read more...