Show Notes 05-01-2016

Sunday Show 05-01-16 

Iraqi protesters pour into Green Zone, storm parliament 
Anti-government protesters tore down poured into the Iraqi capital’s heavily fortified Green Zone on Saturday, where they stormed parliament in a major escalation of a political crisis that has simmered for months.
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Coalition: Park Ranger Uniforms ‘Threatening’ Latinos – Have ‘Cultural Implications’
A coalition of legislators and civil rights groups say the National Park Service needs to focus on increasing inclusion on public lands, including possibly changing the “threatening” uniforms of Park Rangers.
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11 year old boy shoots home intruder
An 11-year-old Alabama boy says he opened fire with a gun and wounded a man suspected of breaking into his home. Chris Gaither tells WVTM-TV he was home alone in Talladega on Wednesday when he heard a noise and realized someone else was inside.
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Kentucky Confederate monument to be removed after 120 years
The stone monument honoring Kentuckians who died for the Confederacy in the Civil War will be moved to another location, University President James Ramsey and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said during a surprise announcement Friday. The monument is capped with a statue of a Confederate soldier.
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Starbucks faces 5 million over amount of ice in its iced beverages
According to The Telegraph, Stacy Pincus filed a 29-page complaint in Northern Illinois Federal Court in Chicago last week. Pincus alleges that Starbucks customers are being misled because the company’s iced drinks contain just over half the drink they are paying for.
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Why many retirees will run out of money
Saving for retirement is hard enough these days, with wage growth lagging and more than 40 percent of workers lacking access to a workplace retirement savings plan.
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One Top Taxpayer Moved, and New Jersey Shuddered
Our top-heavy economy has come to this: One man can move out of New Jersey and put the entire state budget at risk. Other states are facing similar situations as a greater share of income — and tax revenue — becomes concentrated in the hands of a few.
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Animals get to use their own bathrooms at JFK airport
Little Simba couldn’t wait to check it out. The toy poodle was among the first to try a special bathroom just for animals at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, among a growing number of “pet relief facilities” being installed at major air hubs across the nation.
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Elephants to perform for final time at Ringling Bros. Circus
Elephants will perform for the last time at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus on Sunday, as the show closes its own chapter on a controversial practice that has entertained audiences since circuses began in America two centuries ago.
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Show Notes 09-20-15

Sunday show 09-20-15

Everything you need to know about The September Equinox
The September equinox arrives on September 23, 2015 at 8:21 UTC. Although the equinox happens at the same moment worldwide, your clock times will depend on your time zone.
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Alabama Supreme Court says state doesn’t have to recognize lesbian adoption from Georgia
The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday refused to recognize an adoption by a lesbian mother of her three children granted by a Georgia court in 2007. The children now live in Jefferson County.
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Police Lives Matter group marches on Capital
Hundreds of supporters of the Police Lives Matter movement – including widows and children of officers killed in the line of duty – were on the steps of the Austin Police Department Saturday where they prayed, recited the Pledge of Allegiance and held up signs with the names of their fallen heroes.
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Iranian crowds chanting ‘death to America’ don’t mean it personally, says president Hassan Rouhani
Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani has tried to reassure a sceptical American public that crowds chanting “death to America” in Tehran do not mean it personally.
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Dog stands guard for week protecting second dog trapped in water tank
A Washington state animal shelter says a dog dutifully stood guard for a nearly a week on Vashon Island to protect another dog that had fallen in a cistern. Tillie, a setter mix, only left Phoebe’s side to try to alert people of her trapped friend.
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N4T Investigators: Judge rules to keep Operation Fast and Furious out of Terry murder trial
When a jury gathers next week for the trial of two men charged with the murder of a U.S. federal agent, it will not hear any details of how two guns found at the murder scene were part of a U.S. government-sanctioned weapon program, a federal judge has ruled.
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Experts question whether classroom barricade devices are safe
A nationwide push allowing schools to buy portable barricade devices they can set up if an active shooter enters their building has school security and fire experts questioning whether they’re really safe.
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More than 20 students at Virginia high school suspended for wearing Confederate flag on clothing
More than 20 western Virginia high school students were suspended Thursday after holding a rally to protest a new policy banning vehicles with Confederate flag symbols from the school parking lot and refusing to take off clothing displaying the symbol.
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Croatia shuts most Serbia border crossings angering Serbia
Thousands of migrants were trapped Friday in a vicious tug-of-war as bickering European governments shut border crossings, blocked bridges and erected new barbed-wire fences in a bid to stem the wave of humanity fleeing conflict and poverty in the Middle East and Africa.
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Coporations on attack against Christians
To hear progressives tell it, big business is a bastion of conservatism and reactionary thought. So why are corporations so eager to champion homosexuality and insult Christian beliefs? One pastor argues it’s because business leaders aren’t just interested in making money – they want to turn the culture away from Christianity.
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NASA releases dramatic Pluto images
NASA has released more stunning images from New Horizons’ historic flyby of Pluto, which show icy mountains, fog, and the dwarf planet’s landscape dramatically backlit by the sun. The images, released Thursday, were taken on July 14 and downlinked to Earth on Sept. 13.
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Show Notes 08-02-2015

Sunday show 08-02-15
Former abortion clinic owner: “We pushed sex-ed to create a market for abortion”
As reported by The Catholic Register, Everett earned a commission for every abortion in addition to a share of the fees charged by each clinic. She says she sold abortion and made big bucks off of the “cash cow” of abortion.
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Hundreds rally to support Confederate flag at Stone Mountain Memorial
On Saturday, hundreds upon hundreds of people from Georgia arrived at Stone Mountain, the nation’s largest Confederate memorial, to show their support for the Confederate flag
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Soldier Asked to Produce ID for Cigarette Purchase — but Clerk’s Alleged Response to Seeing It Had Him in ‘Shock’
Collin Brown walked into a 7-Eleven in Redmond, Washington, last Wednesday and got himself a Slurpee. He also was looking to get cigarettes for his fiancee, so when the clerk asked Brown for proof of age, the Army reservist placed his military ID — which has his birthdate on the back and is a legal form of identification — on the counter.
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Obamas TPP trade deal hits the wall
President Obama’s hopes for a globalist pact integrating economies on four continents ran aground in Hawaii on Friday. Trade negotiators from 12 nations announced Friday they failed to reach a deal on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, TPP.
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Student’s stunning plea: Why did NYC let me graduate high school?
Melissa Mejia, 18, was stunned and embarrassed when officials at William Cullen Bryant HS in Long Island City, Queens, told her she had met all the requirements to receive a diploma in June.
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More parents turn to homeschooling
The National Catholic Register reports that recent data from the U.S. Department of Education shows explosive growth in homeschooling among American families, particularly in the last 10 years, when the number of students between the ages of 5 and 17 went from 1.09 million in 2003 to 1.77 million in 2012.
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Obama will impose unprecedented emissions controls US power plants
Aiming to jolt the rest of the world to action, President Barack Obama moved ahead Sunday with even tougher greenhouse gas cuts on American power plants, setting up a certain confrontation in the courts with energy producers and Republican-led states.
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Builders forced to purchase art to receive permits
A new program adopted by the city of Oakland, Calif., to force builders to fund projects by artists who are chosen by the city is being challenged in federal court, where the builders have filed a lawsuit alleging violations of the Constitution’s First and Fifth Amendments.
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EXCLUSIVE: Orthodox Jewish tenants at LeFrak City suing for discrimination over building’s new electronic keys – which they can’t use on Sabbath

Orthodox Jewish tenants at LeFrak City in Queens claim they are being discriminated against because newly installed lobby doors only open with an electronic key — which they cannot use on the Sabbath, a federal lawsuit alleges.
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Obama gives illegals massive health care plane
The level of health-care services provided to illegal aliens is about to get a huge boost from the Obama administration, which is hiring contractors to provide the equivalent of 5.5 million additional labor hours of treatment to detainees.
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Show Notes 07-19-2015

Sunday show 7-19-15
Feds halt illegal immigration in Chinese restaurants
Despite the ongoing flood of illegal aliens pouring across the Mexican border and the alarming increase in the importation of Muslim refugees into the U.S., the Department of Homeland Security and the Justice Department are focusing illegal immigration enforcement efforts on Asian restaurants in State College, Pennsylvania, the home of Penn State University.
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Trump won’t apologize to McCain, suggests backlash led by trailing GOP rivals
Donald Trump on Sunday declined to apologize for his comments about war veteran and Arizona GOP Sen. John McCain, suggesting the backlash is being fueled by fellow Republican presidential candidates trailing him in the polls.
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Confederate flag demand has Alabama company ‘absolutely swamped’
When the controversy over the Confederate flag erupted last month, the owner of a Huntsville flag company said her business would make the flags even if no one else would.
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Charlie Hebdo will no longer draw Muhammad
“Charlie Hebdo” has bid adieu to drawing Muhammad.
The top editor and publisher of the French satirical weekly said his publication would no longer draw cartoons of the Muslim prophet, telling German magazine “Stern” that he did not want to believe his organization “was possessed by Islam.”
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IOUs for RIPs: Greece’s cash crisis creates hardships for funeral homes and mourning families
Greece’s cash crisis has disrupted all aspects of daily life — death included.
Greek funeral homes are struggling to cope with banking restrictions that limit customers to taking out only 60 euros ($65) a day in cash. Even a modest funeral service in Greece costs more than 15 times that, in a country that traditionally carries out funerals shortly after death and pays for them almost entirely in cash.
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Company Buying Aborted Baby Body Parts From Planned Parenthood: “We’re Proud” Of Doing It
Earlier this week, the Center for Medical Progress has released a video of Planned Parenthood’s top doctor, Deborah Nucatola, discussing their negotiations with a business called Stem Express that purchases aborted babies’ body parts for experimentation.
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22-year-old college student blows her $90,000 college fund and blames her parents
Atlanta radio show “The Bert Show” had a guest on this week who has managed to incite the rage of just about every millennial in the state of Georgia (and beyond, the show is syndicated in 11 states).
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Proposed Law Would Strip Words ‘Husband’ and ‘Wife’ from Federal Code
Last week, Rep. Lois Capps (D-Calif.) introduced a bill that would remove the words “husband” and “wife” from the language used in federal law – a move that had drawn ire from faith leaders and family advocacy groups that see this legislation as expected fallout from the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in June that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry.
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Show Notes 07-05-2015

Sunday show 07-05-15
Interview with Dr. Paul Kengor, author of TakeDown, from communists to progressives, how the left has sabotaged family and marriage.
Supreme Court Opinions
JUSTICE THOMAS, with whom JUSTICE SCALIA joins, dissenting.
The Court’s decision today is at odds not only with the Constitution, but with the principles upon which our Nation was built. Since well before 1787, liberty has been understood as freedom from government action, not entitlement to government benefits.
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NASCAR fans defend, display Confederate flags at Daytona
Steven Rebenstorf has numerous flags flying atop his canopy tent inside Daytona International Speedway. The Confederate flag is front and center.
It’s been like that for years. And the 57-year-old Rebenstorf has no plans to take it down — not even if NASCAR decides to ban the embattled flag from its racetracks.
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Greece poised to reject bailout offer
Greeks overwhelmingly rejected creditors’ demands for more austerity in return for rescue loans in a critical referendum Sunday, backing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who insisted the vote would give him a stronger hand to reach a better deal.
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Oregonians celebrate legalization of recreational Marijuana
Hundreds of people gathered on the Burnside Bridge in downtown Portland, Oregon late Tuesday and counted down the minutes to midnight. Then they simultaneously lit up to celebrate an initiative legalizing recreational marijuana, which went into effect July 1.
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Debt-Ridden Illinois Heading Toward State Government Shutdown
Illinois is heading toward a state government shutdown after the legislature adjourned Tuesday without closing a $6.2 billion gap and passing a budget by the July 1 deadline.
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Show Notes 06-25-2015

Thursday show 06-25-15

BLM Vendetta: Hammonds Headed For Jail On Criminal Charges Filed By BLM on Normally Minor Fire
If BLM Wins On Hammond Vendetta in Oregon, No Landowner or Permittee
Will Be Safe From the Feds BLM and the Fish and Wildlife Service have declared War on the West, a new range war that threatens all landowners and permittees.
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Here Are The 61 ObamaTrade Senators
The “cloture” vote passed, 60-37. ObamaTrade is now on a fast track.
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Jefferson Memorial, Confederate statues enter national race debate
The Thomas Jefferson Memorial, which has stood near the banks of the Potomac River in Washington for more than 70 years, is a classical tribute to the author of the Declaration of Independence and the third U.S. president.
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UN demands four pro-life countries to stop protection unborn babies from abortion
The United Nations’ treaty monitoring body for the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) ignored the pro-life laws of four countries under review during its recent 55th session and strongly urged the countries to change their laws or policies on abortion, despite the fact that the treaty does not mention abortion.
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Watchdog reveals evidence was destroyed during probe of IRS targeting
The lead government watchdog for the IRS revealed Thursday that computer evidence was erased during the investigation into the agency’s targeting scandal, months after the IRS was told to preserve documents.
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Angry Uber protests spark Paris travel chaos
Angry protests against Uber have sparked travel chaos in Paris as French taxi drivers launched a nationwide strike against the popular U.S.-based ridesharing service.
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Tensions high after Druze attack Israeli medical workers out of fear jihadists being treated
The increasingly volatile situation on the Israel-Syria border and the fear of many Israeli Druze that their Syrian brethren are about to be attacked by the Al Qaeda-linked forces sparked a deadly lynch mob attack on an Israeli military ambulance in the Golan Heights region this week that claimed the life of a Syrian being transported for humanitarian medical treatment.
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Show Notes 06-20-2015

Sunday show 06-20-15
Summer Solstice 2015: 5 Facts To Know About The First Day Of Summer
Some parts of the U.S. are already sweltering, but summer doesn’t officially start until this weekend. Sunday marks the summer solstice, or first day of the season, in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s also the longest day of the year.
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Mississippi school district drops graduation cheering charges
A Mississippi school superintendent who pressed charges against people for cheering at a high school graduation has now dropped the charges. According to multiple media reports, Senatobia Superintendent Jay Foster says the school district withdrew the complaints Monday.
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Ros-Lehtinen: State Dep’t Skipping Mandatory Sanctions Reporting to ‘Appease’ Iran
Government Accountability Office findings that the State Department is not complying with a congressionally-mandated reporting cycle on proliferation-related sanctions are “disturbing because of what they tell us about the lengths that the administration will go to to appease the Iranian regime,” Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) said this week.
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Mitt Romney calls for removal of Confederate Flag at South Carolina capital
The future of the Confederate flag that flies on the grounds of South Carolina state capitol consumed the Republican Party’s presidential field on Saturday after Mitt Romney, its nominee for president in 2012, demanded its removal, calling it a “symbol of racial hatred.”
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Report: wait lists for Vets even longer today than last year
The number of veterans seeking health care but ending up on waiting lists of one month or more is 50 percent higher now than it was a year ago when a scandal over false records and long wait times wracked the Department of Veterans Affairs, The New York Times reported.
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Snacking on Peanuts May Extend Your Life
People who regularly eat peanuts may live longer, a new study from the Netherlands finds. But before you get too excited, peanut butter doesn’t count.
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Is diet the key to curing Autism?
When a doctor told Susan Levin her 4-year-old son, Ben, was autistic, she was shocked. It was October 2007, and autism wasn’t mentioned in the media nearly as much as it is today.
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Fake orca nearly drowns before it can scare Ore. sea lions _ but they did get quiet
An effort to use a fake, life-sized orca to scare off hundreds of sea lions crowding docks off the Oregon coast ended, at least temporarily, with the fiberglass creature belly-up after it was swamped by a passing ship.
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The Science of Race: Why Rachel Dolezal Can’t Choose to Be Black
The media and the public have been buzzing about the bizarre case of Rachel Dolezal, the former head of the Spokane, Washington, chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, who says she identifies as black despite being born white.
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