Show Notes 07-01-17

Saturday Show 7-1-17

New York Times newsroom walks out as editors, reporters decry direction of paper
Editors and reporters in the New York Times Co. newsroom have broken their silence concerning growing frustrations regarding the direction of the paper. Staffers at the New York Times staged a newsroom walk out on Thursday as a demonstration of solidarity as management threatens job cuts.
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MSNBC fires Greta Van Susteren, replaces her with liberal host
Greta Van Susteren is out at MSNBC less than six months after she started at the cable channel. Van Susteren broke the news of her own ouster Thursday, tweeting “I’m out at MSNBC” shortly before the network issued its own announcement.
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Brzezinski Says She Knew She Was Provoking the President; ‘We Sometimes Mock Him’
Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, the hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” appeared in the show’s 7 a.m. hour on Friday to discuss President Trump’s tweets about “Crazy Mika” and “Psycho Joe.”
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Blind recruitment trial to boost gender equality making things worse, study reveals
A measure aimed at boosting female employment in the workforce may actually be making it worse, a major study has found. Public service leaders are being told to “hit pause” on blind recruitment trials.
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CBO: Income Taxes Up 9.5% Next Year; But Debt Climbs More Than $1 Trillion
Unless current laws are changed, federal individual income tax collections will increase by 9.5 percent in fiscal 2018, which begins on Oct. 1, according to data released today by the Congressional Budget Office.
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Christie-backed bill to control Horizon’s surplus clears first hurdle
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a Republican, has given his support to a bill that would allow the state government to take money from the reserve fund of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, a private, not-for-profit health insurance provider that is the largest in the state.
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Father, teen son choke kidnapper, shoot him 5 times during attempted robbery
A kidnapper was choked and shot five times during a deadly confrontation after he forced a father and son to drive to an ATM at gunpoint early Wednesday, DeKalb County police said.
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Czech parliament moves to legalise firearm ownership
The lower house of the Czech parliament has agreed to alter the constitution so that firearms can be held legally when national security is threatened.
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Trump Administration Targets Violent Crime in Chicago with Gun Strike Force
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Friday the creation of a gun strike force to reduce violent crime in Chicago, making good on President Donald Trump’s campaign promise that he would address the matter.
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Bunker Hill
“Don’t shoot until you see the whites of their eyes!” commanded Colonel William Prescott, repeating the order of General Israel Putnam, June 17, 1775. Colonel William Prescott’s men were in the center redoubt located on Breed’s Hill, adjacent Bunker Hill, guarding the north entrance to Boston Harbor.
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Show Notes 02-10-2017

Friday Show 2-10-17

Triple treat: Eclipse, comet, full moon all coming Friday night
Skywatchers will enjoy a rare space triple-header Friday night and early Saturday morning: A “penumbral” lunar eclipse during the full “snow” moon — and the flyby of a comet.
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LL Bean offers employee buyouts, ends contributions to company pension plan
L.L. Bean announced on Thursday that it would offer voluntary buyouts to eligible employees in 2018, discontinue contributions to the company’s pension plan and expand its parental leave benefit.
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Fed board member Tarullo announces resignation
Federal Reserve board member Daniel Tarullo, a key official guiding bank regulation efforts, will resign this spring, the Fed said Friday.
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NY Times to launch finance probe unit looking at Trump White House
The New York Times is preparing to intensify its focus on the business ties and financial dealings of President Trump and his cabinet officials, sources inside the Trump administration told the FOX Business Network’s Charlie Gasparino.
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Venezuelans killing flamingos and anteaters to stave off hunger amid mounting food crisis
Venezuela’s food crisis has gotten so bad that people are apparently killing pink flamingos and other protected animals in order to stave off hunger.
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Venezuela, Russia cement ties during high-profile Moscow meetings
The Venezuelan government received a pat on the back from Russia Monday, with its foreign minister expressing the Kremlin’s strong support for Nicolas Maduro’s socialist rule and a willingness to expand the existing bilateral cooperation.
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Show Notes 07/03/2014

Thursday Show 7/3/14

9 things you may not know about the Declaration of Independence
1. The Declaration of Independence wasn’t signed on July 4, 1776.
On July 1, 1776, the Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia, and on the following day 12 of the 13 colonies voted in favor of Richard Henry Lee’s motion for independence.

NM ranching family tells feds: ‘Don’t fence us out’
For more than a century, the Lucero family has grazed livestock in the majestic landscape near Fenton Lake in the Santa Fe National Forest. They started with sheep and, in the 1920s, switched to cattle.

Josh Earnest has immigration slip
With a slip of the tongue in his July 3 news conference, White House press secretary Josh Earnest stumbled, saying President Barack Obama plans to use the Fourth of July to naturalize “illegal” immigrants.

NY Times Jackie Calmes cheers Democratic quest to hold Senate through single women
Jackie Calmes, New York Times reporter (and reliable water-carrier for Democrats), made Thursday’s front page with a story on the competitive Senate race in North Carolina, a seat the Democrats desperately need to keep in order to maintain their hold on the U.S. Senate.

CBS has no time for latest Obamacare scandal, hypes Malia’s birthday instead
On Thursday, all three broadcast news networks continued to ignore the latest outrage over ObamaCare and the Veterans Affairs scandal. Instead, CBS This Morning chose to file a 3 minute and 26 seconds report on what Malia Obama’s plans were for her 16th birthday on Friday.

NRA changes stance on guns for abusers
Last week, the Governor of Vermont signed a law allowing police to confiscate guns from anyone under a judicial order for domestic abuse. This means that men and women accused of domestic crimes in Vermont could lose their Second Amendment rights before ever seeing a jury.

Open carry celebration set for July 4th
For the second year, members and supporters of Open Carry Tyler are taking to the streets of downtown for Independence Day to practice their Second Amendment rights.

How Disco Clams Put on Undersea Light Shows
Tiny “disco clams” create rippling light shows on the ocean floor, thanks to reflective mirrors that coat their lips, new research shows. Scientists previously believed the 2-inch (5 centimeters) clams (Ctenoides ales) were bioluminescent. But new high-speed video reveals that the clams’ lips are actually covered with tiny silica spheres that reflect natural light.

Pelty Is a “Magic” Bluetooth Speaker Powered by the Element of Fire
Scientists studying the effects of the psychedelic chemical in magic mushrooms have found the human brain displays a similar pattern of activity during dreams as it does during a mind-expanding drug trip.