Show Notes 10-11-2015

Sunday show 10-11-15

Record Rainfall Might Cause Thanksgiving Pumpkin Shortage
There should be enough pumpkins for Halloween this year, but that might not be the case for the canned pumpkin used in pies come Thanksgiving, according to crop experts in Illinois, the country’s top pumpkin-producing state.
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Gowdy: Fired Benghazi panel staffer decided to ‘run to the press’ after failed effort to get money
The leader of the Republican-led special Benghazi committee said Sunday he never even spoke to the panel’s fired staffer, who alleges he was let go for not joining in a partisan-driven effort to tarnish Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential front-runner.
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Obama Administration Bans All Pork Products From Prison Menus
The federal Bureau of Prisons, a subdivision of President Barack Obama’s Justice Department, has banished all pork products from the menus in all federal prisons, according to a report in the Washington Post.
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Kelsey Grammer, best known for his role as psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane on the sitcoms “Cheers” and “Frasier,” was recently photographed wearing a pro-life t-shirt.

Is the annual pay raise dead?
Already have plans to spend that big end-of-year bonus on something special? You might want to stop dreaming. While you’re at it, you might want to stop planning, too.
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Lawyer: Officer recommends no jail time for Bergdahl
The officer in charge of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s Article 32 preliminary hearing has recommended that the soldier accused of desertion avoid jail time for his actions, according to Bergdahl’s civil defense attorney.
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DOD course calls Constitution and Bible sexist
A Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute course approved by the Department of Defense is under fire for labeling the Bible, the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence sexist materials
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Lockheed Martin modular Athena laser weapon is headed to production
The US military already has a few high-powered laser weapons at its disposal, but it’s about to get a hell of a lot more. Earlier this week, defense contractor Lockheed Martin began production of its modular, Advanced Test High Energy Asset (ATHENA) laser system for the US Army — a weapon that’s expected to roll out on the battlefield sometime next year.
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University rips up Chapel pews to accommodate Muslims
A “predominantly Judeo-Christian environment” on Wichita State University’s campus was deemed not inclusive enough for Muslim students last May. The solution: Rip up an altar and pews and make space for prayer rugs.
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The Focus on the Family-sponsored “Bring Your Bible to School Day” kicked off Thursday with the level of expected participants figured at around 100,000.
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Tiny flies create zombie honeybees that take night flights then die
Honeybees are being threatened by tiny flies that lead them to lurch and stagger around like zombies. The afflicted bees often make uncharacteristic night flights, sometimes buzzing around porch lights before dying.
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The new season of “smart”
Smart cars, smart homes, smartphones, smart watches and smart TVs are just the start. My inbox is so inundated with news releases about smart products that you’d think the collective IQ of inanimate objects had risen 1,000% in the past quarter alone.
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Show Notes 06/22/2014

Sunday Show 6/22/14

Tell Michelle Obama: Help Pass the Saving America’s Pollinators Act!
Last week, First Lady Michelle Obama finished planting her sixth-annual White House Kitchen Garden. This year, she did something different. She planted a pollinator garden to attract and support 70,000 bees already gracing the presidential lawn, as well as monarch butterflies and other pollinators.

Health Benefits of Honey
However, the truth is that honey bees may also get affected by the extensive pesticide usage which goes on in the chemically treated farms. The issue is so severe that the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, warned Barack Obama in May 2013 that if the excessive control of pesticides is not reduced, it could lead to a globally volatile situation as the bee population throughout the world becomes more and more affected.

Obama moves to save the honey bees, targets pesticides
President Obama on Friday announced plans to save endangered honey bees and other pollinators, for the first time ordering a probe into new types of pesticides that some local governments and 15 European Union nations have restricted or banned.

Lawmakers visit Marine held in Mexico, say sergeant ‘needs to come home’
Two Republican lawmakers visited a Marine sergeant held in a Mexican jail Saturday, with one of them saying that the serviceman “needs to come home.” Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., and Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Ariz., visited Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi at the El Hongo II prison in Tecate, Mexico. Tahmooressi has been held there since March on gun charges after he accidentally crossed over the Mexican border with three legally purchased guns in his pickup truck.

California man walks at high school graduation 72 years after World War II internment
A California man who missed his 1942 graduation because he was locked in an internment camp for Japanese-Americans finally walked in a cap and gown last week, more than seven decades after he was pulled out of class just a month shy of his big day.

Summer Solstice
On or around June 21 each year, the rays of the sun will be perpendicular to the Tropic of Cancer at 23°30′ North latitude. This day is the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere.

Three policies could cut global warming
A wide variety of policies have been proposed to help cut emissions and stabilize the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide. This profusion of options can make it difficult for policymakers to decide what to do: Which policies can achieve emissions cuts on a meaningful scale and at a reasonable cost?

Woman’s selfie helps doctors make diagnosis
A Canadian woman may have saved her own life by recording her stroke with her smartphone, CBC News reported. In April, Stacey Yepes’s face froze and she began experiencing trouble speaking. Thinking it may be a stroke, she went to the hospital after her symptoms subsided. Doctors suspected she was simply suffering from stress and sent her home with tips for stress management.

Health experts: Diseases at border becoming a  crisis
Health professionals are warning of a “humanitarian crisis” festering in Texas and Arizona as a result of unchecked border crossings of illegal-immigrant children into border communities. 

Show Notes 04/06/2014

Sunday Show 4/6/14
The Bill Of Rights has been revoked
While you were focused on the missing Airliner, there was a little case being heard in front of the Supreme Court called U.S. v. Castleman. The case was a landmark win for the gun control left wing, but what no one realized, is that our Constitution no longer affords us “rights.”
North Dakota most trusted state: Illinois least
The people of North Dakota put more trust and confidence in their state government than people in any other state, while the people of Illinois put the least.
First Lady tells children bees are good
First lady Michelle Obama told school children Wednesday that the White House garden is going to help restore the dying bee population.
Church fight club pits Pastor against Pastor
A new documentary examines the relationship between Christianity and mixed martial arts as it follows a group of pugilistic pastors who would rather beat each other up in the cage than do as Jesus and turn the other cheek.
Catholic Bishop says Sen. Durbin not permitted to receive Holy Communion
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is “not permitted to receive Holy Communion” under the law of the Catholic Church, according to Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki, who heads the diocese of Springfield, Ill., which is Durbin’s home city.

Show Notes 01/16/2014

Thursday Show 1/16/14
Not looking good: coal workers see future dim amid regulation pressure
Far below the Appalachian Mountains, in a space barely big enough to stand up straight, Bobby Combs works a job his father and his grandfather worked.
Gunman and two others dead in shooting at an Indiana grocery store
Employees at an Indiana grocery store helped lead terrified customers outside as a gunman prowled around the aisles Wednesday night, shooting and killing two people before he was taken out by police, authorities say.
Crime study: No rise in mass shootings despite media hype
Media hype about mass shootings in America has fostered a myth that the killings are on the rise and that an assault weapon ban, expanded background checks and greater attention to the mentally ill will curb a rampaging epidemic, according to an authoritative and exhaustive study by a noted criminologist.
Mike Huckabee wants to outlaw the word RINO
RINO: It is a popular acronym among conservatives who ponder political intricacies. “Republican in name only” designates those elected officials or party members whose liberal leanings outshine their conservative values – like favoring big spending or big government, for example.
JC Penny closes 33 stores fires 2000 employees
We saw this coming, ever since JCPenney CEO Ron Johnson’s stupid policy to court homosexuals by hiring Ellen Degeneris to be the family store’s spokeslesbian, and featuring lesbians (two moms) and gay men (two dads) in its Mother’s Day and Father’s Day ads.
China’s treasury holdings rose to record in November
China’s holdings of U.S. Treasuries increased $12.2 billion to a record $1.317 trillion in November, data released on the Treasury Department’s website showed.
Queen insects signal worker infertility
For some time, scientists have known that queen insects give off chemical signals that prevent workers from reproducing. When a queen kicks the bucket, the signals wear off, and the workers become fertile again. Now, researchers have found that queen ants, wasps and bumblebees all use a similar type of chemical to signal fertility, which their ancestors evolved millions of years ago.

Show Notes 11/28/2013

Thursday Show 11/28/13
The Great Thanksgiving Hoax
Each year at this time school children all over America are taught the official Thanksgiving story, and newspapers, radio, TV, and magazines devote vast amounts of time and space to it. It is all very colorful and fascinating. 
The first Thanksgiving meal
While no records exist of the exact bill of fare, the Pilgrim chronicler Edward Winslow noted in his journal that the colony’s governor, William Bradford, sent four men on a “fowling” mission in preparation for the three-day event. Wild—but not domestic—turkey was indeed plentiful in the region and a common food source for both English settlers and Native Americans.
Painkillers May Ease Marijuana Side Effects
Pain relievers found in many medicine cabinets may help prevent some of the learning and memory problems often experienced by people who regularly use medical marijuana, a new study suggests.
A Portuguese designer has created a contraption which she says can detect cancer using trained bees.
Judge rules that Colorado Sheriffs can’t sue over state gun laws

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Colorado sheriffs suing the state over new firearm restrictions don’t have standing to proceed with the case as a group, but the legal battle is far from over.

Show notes 02/17/2013

Uncooperative Radio Show Notes: Sunday 02/17/13

Fewer bees in US a threat to world almond supply
In an almond orchard in California’s Central Valley, bee inspector Neil Trent pried open a buzzing hive and pulled out a frame to see if it was at least two-thirds covered with bees. 
Cruise ship drama
As tourists-turned-survivors kissed the ground as they began to disembark from the Carnival Triumph early Friday, stories emerged about how passengers survived, and sometimes even thrived, while dealing with short supplies and a “sauna of sewage” on the paralyzed cruise ship.

Seattle superheroes warn Attacks could happen to anyone
The Emerald City’s self-proclaimed crime-fighting superheroes are warning the public after recent attacks on women in North Seattle. The incidents happened just days apart and police still don’t know if the crimes are connected.
Arizona teacher gives fourth-grade class a homework assignment that alluded to a “situation” of infidelity
A teacher at an Arizona elementary school gave her fourth-grade class a homework assignment that alluded to a “situation” of infidelity. According to ABC 15, students at Playa Del Rey Elementary School in Gilbert were asked to read passages last week detailing a certain situation.
NBC skit has Jesus on murderous rampage
NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” spoofed famous Hollywood director Quentin Tarantino over the weekend with a gruesomely violent, fictitious movie trailer about Jesus wreaking bloody revenge upon the Romans who killed him.

Georgia pols ramp up campaign to shift Tennessee border and siphon water supply
Georgia residents are thirsty for Tennessee water. And state lawmakers are willing to try and move the border in order to get it.