Show Notes 10-08-2016

Saturday Show 10-8-16

Planned Parenthood CEO: It’s an “Exciting Thing” to Hear Women “Tell Their Abortion Stories”
On the campaign trail for Hillary Clinton, Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards told an Iowa crowd on Wednesday that she is “excited” to see so many women trying to normalize abortion by telling their stories.
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Paul Ryan heckled by Trump supporters in his district
House Speaker Paul Ryan was booed and heckled by Donald Trump supporters at a party unity rally in his congressional district Saturday, an event that the Republican nominee had originally planned to attend.
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US asks judge to uphold cancellation of Montana energy lease
The Obama administration wants a federal judge to uphold its decision to block oil and gas drilling on land considered sacred to some tribes in the U.S. and Canada, as industry groups warn the government’s move sets a precedent against energy development.
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Climatologist: Despite the Hype, Paris Climate Accord ‘Doesn’t Really Do Anything’ to Reduce Global Warming
President Obama hailed the European Parliament’s ratification of the Paris Climate Accord on Wednesday as “a turning point for our planet”, but climatologist Patrick Michaels says despite the presidential hype, the international climate change agreement, which goes into effect on November 4th,  “doesn’t really do anything” to reduce global warming.
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FBI agents are ready to revolt over the cozy Clinton probe
Veteran FBI agents say FBI Director James Comey has permanently damaged the bureau’s reputation for uncompromising investigations with his “cowardly” whitewash of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information using an unauthorized private email server.
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Judge Nap: Clinton Aides’ Destroyed Laptops Are a ‘New Low’ for FBI
Republicans on Wednesday expressed outrage over a controversial FBI agreement to destroy the laptops of two Hillary Clinton aides questioned in the email investigation.
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Baby robot unveiled in Japan as number of childless couples grows
A baby robot designed to “invoke an emotional connection” has been unveiled in Japan, where plummeting birth rates have left many couples without children.
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Verizon said to be launching data plans for drones
People buy data plans for their smartphones so they can send email, check Facebook, and more, but what about a data plan for your drone?
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AUSA: New tanks, stealth Chevy trucks, flying radios and more
The U.S. Army converged on Washington D.C. for the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting at the Washington Convention Center that kicked off Monday.
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China Property Bubble Could Cause $600 Billion in Bad Debts
China watchers are starting to put a price tag on what any collapse in the nation’s red-hot property market could cost banks.
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Study: Birth Control Pills Linked to Depression; Adolescents Most Vulnerable
A study of more than one million Danish women aged 15 to 34 showed a link between depression and oral contraceptives. The study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on Sept. 28.
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We’re are developing brains outside of the body
Madeleine Lancaster has 300 brains growing in her lab – here’s how she’s done it. As she speaks, Madeleine Lancaster rests her hand on her pregnant belly. “Oh they’re about six or seven months along now”.
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Show Notes 07-26-2016

Tuesday Show 7-26-16

Ryan Gives Grieving Mothers the Cold Shoulder
A small group of bereaved mothers went all the way to Speaker Paul Ryan’s doorstep over the weekend to demand answers — but were given only a cold shoulder.
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Obama Thinks All is Well with Crime, Immigration
President Obama expressed his resentment for the attacks leveled at his leadership during last week’s Republican National Convention by insisting the levels of crime and illegal immigration are at their lowest levels in the past few decades.
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Mexican border agency seen as aiding illegal immigration
South of the border, Grupo Beta is seen as a humanitarian organization that steers north-bound migrants through the crossfire of warring drug cartels. But in Texas, many view it as part of a pipeline that sends humans and drugs pouring into the U.S., all with the funding and backing of the Mexican government.
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Government to BAN etc and e.g. – for the sake of non-English speakers
Roger Wemyss Brooks of the Latin Mass Society of England and Wales, which teaches Latin language courses, said: “Latin is part of our cultural heritage and it’s part of the basis of English.
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ISIS claims they shot down US military jet over Iraq
Amaq, a news agency that supports the terrorist organisation claimed ISIS shot down a plane flying near Ain Al-Asad air base in Anbar.
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U.S. Hits Record 129 Months Since Last Major Hurricane Strike
No major hurricane has made landfall in the continental United States for a record-breaking 129 months, according to data going back to 1851 compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
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7- Eleven Delivers Slurpees By Drone
The convenience store 7- Eleven conducted the first-ever commercial delivery to a customer’s home by drone, flying Slurpees, candy, donuts, hot coffee, and a chicken sandwich to a customer’s backyard in Reno, Nevada last week.
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As UN pushes radical Sustainable Development Goals, scientists are trying to make sense of them
Less than a year after the United Nations embraced the all-encompassing, socialist-oriented agenda known as the Sustainable Development Goals, scientists are just beginning to try to figure out what the new goals may entail, how they can even be measured, and where the high-flown objectives contradict or impede themselves.
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Show Notes 08-16-2015

Sunday show 08-16-15

Hottest ticket in Washington?
It’s for the pope at Capitol Rep. Peter Welch’s sister, Maureen, had better intelligence than the five-term Vermont congressman about Pope Francis’ upcoming trip to the United States and his historic address to Congress.
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Pizzeria apologizes over ‘racist’ Pic-a-Nika pizza menu item
A New York City pizzeria has apologized after it debuted new menu item with a name many call racist. Pizza by Certé created a “Pic-a-Nika” pie topped with Southern fried chicken, sea-salted watermelon, and a sunflower seed crust — sparking anger among customers and those on social media, reports PIX 11.
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Four Florida teens arrested in carjacking, kidnapping of federal agent
Four high school students have been arrested in the carjacking and kidnapping of a Texas border patrol agent who was vacationing with his family in Florida authorities said.
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Matisyahu responds to music festival’s cancellation of show after pressure from anti-Israel group
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is now causing a rift in reggae. A music festival in Spain has canceled the performance of American Jewish rapper Matisyahu due to pressure from the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement and because the artist wouldn’t sign a pledge supporting the Palestinian state.
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Alabama church opens gun range ‘in the name of Jesus Christ’
Praise the Lord . . . and pass the ammunition. An Alabama church has opened a gun range behind its sanctuary as an extension of its fellowship, WIAT reports.
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Super cold, slew of snow in Old Farmer’s Almanac forecast
Just when you thought you had gotten over last winter, be warned: The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts it will be super cold with a slew of snow for much of the country, even in places that don’t usually see too much of it, like the Pacific Northwest.
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EPA Administrator: Climate Change Affects ‘Our Ability to Earn a Decent Living’
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy said on Tuesday that climate change affects “everything and everyone we love,” including our ability to secure a livelihood.
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Zoo discovers 150 alligators, crocodiles living in Toronto home
The founder of a Canadian zoo had a hard time believing owners of a Toronto home were living with 150 large alligators and crocodiles until he discovered it wasn’t just another reptilian urban myth.
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Drones Spook Bears
Bears apparently find UFOs unbearable — airborne robots and other unidentified flying objects can make bear hearts beat four times faster, researchers say.
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Show Notes 02-15-15

Sunday show 02-15-15

Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday is the name given to the first day of the season of Lent, in which the Pastor applies ashes to the foreheads of Christians to signify an inner repentance.
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State-led push to force convention to amend Constitution gains steam, with high-profile Republican support
A state-level campaign to rein in the federal government by calling an unprecedented convention to amend the U.S. Constitution is gaining steam, picking up support from two high-profile Republicans as more states explore the idea.
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‘Arm yourselves’ rabbi: Europe not protecting its Jews
A prominent rabbi and Jewish leader who made headlines last month when he called for the arming of Jewish institutions in Europe is now criticizing European governments for failing to adequately protect their Jewish citizens.
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It’s a bird, it’s a plane … no, it’s a bird! Signs in Oregon capital to warn of angry owl
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow inspired Oregon’s capital to post new warning signs in a park where four runners reported attacks from an angry owl likely defending its nest against perceived threats.
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Obama administration proposes regulations for commercial drone use
President Obama on Sunday announced plans to regulate the use of small, commercial drones — attempting to get ahead of safety, privacy and economic issues as the unmanned aircraft quickly become more a part of everyday American life.
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Plant extract fights brain tumor
Cushing Disease, not to be confused with Cushing’s Syndrome, is caused by a tumour in the pituitary gland in the brain. The tumour secrets increased amounts of the stress hormone adrenocorticotropin (ACTH) followed by cortisol release from the adrenal glands leading to rapid weight gain, elevated blood pressure and muscular weakness.
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This Drink Will Substantially Reduce Your Cancer Risk
Attention, ladies: Science says it’s time to put the kettle on. A new study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that women who consumed the most flavonoids, a type of antioxidant abundant in tea, were significantly less likely to develop endothelial ovarian cancer—the fifth leading cause of cancer death among women.
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Weight Loss or Not, Exercise Yields Benefits
Mary The Trieu does hourlong workouts at a CrossFit gym three to five days a week. She is also 5-foot-3 and weighs 205 pounds. Ms. Trieu avoids junk food and eats balanced meals, but she’s not on a diet. She works out to keep her weight stable and because she enjoys it.
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Hoyer Opposes Overturning D.C. Law That Forces Christian Organizations to Employ Abortion Advocates
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) stated that “freedom of religion is a constitutional guarantee,” but said he would not vote to overturn a D.C. law forcing Christian organizations to employ people who advocate abortion.
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Show Notes 12/28/2014

Sunday Show 12/28/14

Single mother gets Christmas suprise from cowokers
The joy of giving back unfolded in downtown Raleigh, NC Tuesday. A mother of two who was homeless moved into her first home last week. Now, her coworkers are stepping in to make sure she and her family have the kind of Christmas they didn’t think was possible.
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Could this mean the end of tipping?
Imagine a table of diners at a high-end restaurant, getting up and leaving after their meal without leaving a tip. Sound like a case of rude customers or poor service?
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Black Pastors make a stand for traditional marriage
A coalition of black pastors has filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of traditional marriage in a federal case that upheld Michigan’s constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
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Satanic display at Florida Capitol damaged
Florida’s Capitol has displayed a Pabst Blue Ribbon Festivus pole, atheist banners and even a tribute to the Flying Spaghetti Monster. But a display showing an angel falling into flames with the message “Happy Holidays from the Satanic Temple” was too much for one woman.
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Gift basket goodies: Keep or toss?
Gift baskets are a holiday staple – but if you’re on the receiving end, it’s important to be aware of which goodies are ‘naughty’ and which are ‘nice.’ Diet expert Dr. Michael Aziz helped us identify what to keep and what to toss.
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Can Maca Root boost energy and sex drive?
The Claim: A radish-like root from the mountains of Peru has widespread health benefits and can enhance libido in both men and women, according to exporters of the root.
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Drone for Christmas? FAA launches holiday themed safety video for newbie owners
With so many people across the U.S. likely to be unwrapping a brand new quadcopter this holiday season, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has launched a safety campaign designed to lessen the chances of a newbie user inadvertently landing one on someone’s head, or worse, bringing down a passenger plane.
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Sunday Show 11/23/2014

Sunday Show 11/23/14
Vet Launches Made-in-America E-Commerce Store
After leaving the military and joining the corporate world, Dan McCready said he felt like he was lacking a sense of purpose. The U.S. Marine Corps veteran had graduated from Harvard Business School and was working in consulting at McKinsey, traveling for about 80 hours a week.
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Graham critical of new GOP House report on Benghazi, calls findings ‘garbage’
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham on Sunday criticized a recently released House Republican report that concludes no intelligence lapses in connection with the fatal Benghazi attacks, saying congressional investigators did a “lousy job.”
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Germ zapping robot could fight Ebola and other deadly viruses
Standing a little more than 5 feet tall, the robot nicknamed “Saul” uses pulses of high-intensity, high-energy ultraviolet rays to split open bacterial cell walls and kill dangerous pathogens, said Geri Genant, a health care services implementation manager with Xenex, the company that developed the robot.
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Lawmaker calls out witness anti-Christian remarks about fundamentalist Christians
At a House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Military Personnel on Wednesday, Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.) confronted one witness with derogatory remarks he made about Christians, which the lawmaker said exemplifies the threat to religious liberty in the U.S. Armed Forces.
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Cardinal’s demotion helps Pope Francis quell ‘conservative backlash’ — for now
Pope Francis is drawing rock star raves for softening the Vatican’s image on such issues as homosexuality, capitalism and divorce, but his celebrated tolerance doesn’t seem to extend to dissenters within the church, whose conservative revolt came to a halt when the pontiff exiled their de facto leader to obscurity.
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Crisis in Mexico protesters storm National palace after massacre of 43 students
Protesters in Mexico City stormed Mexico’s National Palace Saturday night and set fire to the Palace’s ancient wooden doors before being repelled back by police, in protests over the deaths of 43 students by drug gang-affiliated police.
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Swat team tasters and pepper sprays Homeschoolers
A Missouri homeschooling family is suing a sheriff and another officer who forcibly entered their home without a warrant, Tasered the father, pepper-sprayed the mother and put their children in the custody of social service workers.
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Iran replicates US Drone
An Iranian replica of a US spy drone, seized by Iran in 2011, is inferior to the US version, which was initially captured by Iran, according to the Pentagon. Iran released a video of their similar design earlier this week.
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Arms Trade Treaty takes effect December 24th
Gun Control: To some, concern over a U.N. Arms Trade Treaty set to take effect Dec. 24 is much ado about nothing. But a president unconstrained by Congress or the Constitution may try to impose severe limits on gun rights. All treaties must be ratified by two-thirds of the Senate, and that’s not about to happen in the case of the unratified Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), particularly after the 2014 election that gave the GOP Senate control.
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Ohio school district mulls over giving teachers access to guns
The Dayton Daily News reported Sunday that the Riverside Local School board in central Ohio’s Logan County has held recent discussions on placing guns in schools and plans to revisit the issue Dec. 16. Superintendent Scott Mann said the goal is to protect children from potential threats involving weapons.
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Conservatives celebrate the 50th anniversary of Barry Goldwater’s Presidential campaign
Conservatives and family members of former presidential candidate Barry Goldwater celebrated and reflected on Goldwater’s impact on politics and conservatism over the past 50 years at an anniversary dinner to honor his memory, held at the Liaison Capitol Hotel in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 18.
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Show Notes 09/11/2014

Thursday Show 9/11/14
Democrat Senate candidate doges questions about ties to communist group
The Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in Montana last month dodged questions about her ties to a group that explicitly advocates the abolition of capitalism in the United States. “That sounds like contemporary communism,” said Montana Public Radio reporter Edward O’Brien of the Industrial Workers of the World, a labor group for which Montana legislator Amanda Curtis’ husband is a representative.
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How the world responded to Obama’s Islamic State speech
From Tehran to Berlin, commentators are chewing over President Barack Obama’s speech last night on fighting the self-named Islamic State (IS). And while the prospect of expanded US intervention in the Middle East alarms some, he gets plaudits from others for his combative message.
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James Madison: “President can use force without authorization only to repel sudden attacks”
Editor’s note: Can the president unilaterally initiate the use of military force without a prior authorization from Congress? In his notes from the Constitutional Convention, James Madison stated that the Executive could only do so when it was necessary “to repel sudden attacks.”
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Utah teacher accidently shoots self in leg at school
Officials say a Utah elementary school teacher has been rushed to the hospital after a concealed firearm she was carrying accidently discharged in a school bathroom and shot her in the leg.
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Announcing He’s Leaving CNN, Piers Morgan Has This Warning for the NRA
Piers Morgan, in a series of tweets Tuesday, announced he is officially leaving CNN to seek “pastures new.” In his typical bombastic fashion, however, the former television host did not go quietly, hinting he planned to continue his controversial campaign against guns in America and the NRA. Morgan went on to say CNN President Jeff Zucker had offered him a chance to work for two years on an interview show, but that declined.
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Jurassic squirrels push back clock on emergence of mammals
The fossil remains of squirrel-like mammals with a hefty dose of cute are helping reset the clock for mammalian evolution, according to a new study. Over the past three years, a team of researchers has uncovered six 160-million-year-old fossils that represent three new species who were living in trees at the time of the dinosaurs.
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US Military’s New Laser Gun Zaps Drones
Boeing recently announced that its mobile laser weapon, dubbed the High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator (HEL MD), successfully shot down more than 150 drones, rockets and other mock enemy targets in a third round of tests. The trials prove that the laser weapon is reliable and capable of consistently “acquiring, tracking and engaging a variety of targets in different environments,” according to Boeing.
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Look Ma, No Hands! GM Announces ‘Intelligent’ Driving Tech
Forget what you learned in driver’s ed. The newest must-have feature for cars lets drivers navigate without putting their hands on the steering wheel or even stepping on the gas pedal.
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