Today's show kicked off with the announcement about a great contest for mothers-to-be! Suzie and Margaret chatted about the contest, which celebrates the ELLEN SHOW's Mother's Day special, airing Friday, May 10. Ellen will fill her studio audience with expectant moms from around the country, gifting them with baby products worth more than $8,000.

Ellen is offering the SAME products from her May 10th show to one lucky expectant mother in Western Washington! Here's how to enter the contest: Starting Wednesday, May 1, nominate yourself or a deserving mother-to-be over 18 years of age, by sending an email to Tell us, in 300 words or less, why she should win, and include a photo and contact information. The finalists MUST be able to join us in studio on Monday, May 13, in order to win. We've posted more information online at

Following that thrilling announcement, we got down to the business of discussing some of the week's Hot Topics, with guest panelists: comedian Brooks McBeth, Bill Swartz from 1090AM THE FAN, and Mike Gastineau (The Gasman), a longtime sportscaster, author and current regular on Pearl Jam Radio.

Here's the list of topics Margaret and the guys discussed:

Brooks McBeth has a series of comedy shows this week:

Bill Swartz teams up with Steve Sandmeyer to talk sports weekdays from 3-6pm on 1090AM THE FAN Find them on Facebook. Follow Bill on Twitter: @sportwithswartz

Mike Gastineau is working on a book about the Seattle Sounders FC and also appears on Pearl Jam Radio, using his incredible interview skills to chat with local and nationally known celebrities. Keep up with Mike on Twitter: @Gasman206

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