Show Notes for Wednesday March 20, 2019

Show Notes for Wednesday March 20, 2019

Today we visit with with Debra Gwartney, the author of “Live Through This: A Mother’s Memoir of Runaway Daughters and Reclaimed Love”, a finalist for the 2009 National Book Critics Circle Award. She is the coeditor of “Home Ground: A Guide to the American Landscape”, and her writing has appeared in Granta, Prairie Schooner, Salon, Real Simple, and the New York Times “Modern Love” column, among other publications. Gwartney has a NEW book out March 15th ”a memoir called “I Am a Stranger Here Myself,” Weaves Frontier History into a Personal Exploration of Womanhood, Place, and Belonging.

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March 20
National Ravioli Day
National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
National Proposal Day
National Kick Butts Day
Spring Begins
National Little Red Wagon Day

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A study in the Journal of Neuroscience found that forgetting things works the brain harder than remembering them. (

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A Central Florida man remains behind bars after he told police he was high on meth when a woman found him asleep on a couch inside her home. Deputies in Lake County arrested 40-year-old Craig McDonald after the home owner said he walked into her house, laid down, and refused to leave. Homeowner Michelle Oakley told an NBC affiliate, “I said, 'Excuse me, do you belong here? Where are you supposed to be? You're in the wrong house, dude.’” McDonald reportedly kicked one deputy in the chest and started swinging his fist at others. Deputies used a taser to subdue McDonald and place him under arrest, where he was arrested and charged with trespassing and battery on an officer and is being held on $51,000 bond. (

James Gunn has been re-hired to direct the third installment of the “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise after being fired last year for offensive tweets.

Honey Boo Boo’s mom, Mama June Carter, was arrested at an Alabama gas station for possession of crack cocaine. (
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The Nation’s Automakers will be soon be adding radar and laser technology to all new vehicles so they can track what people do in their cars. (

An Ohio man is drinking nothing but beer for every one of his meals during Lent to honor Monks from the 1600’s who did the same. (

A United Airlines pilot bought seventy hamburgers and shared them with his passengers during a long flight delay. (

A British Coast Guard Helicopter rescued a dog that was trapped on top of a 5,000 foot mountain. (

A Swedish tech company has unveiled a robot that it claims can conduct a job interviews without discriminating against someone’s race or gender.

An 80-year-old driver jumped out of a moving car in San Francisco and suffered minor injuries. (

An Arizona man was arrested after breaking into a woman’s home and making tortillas. (

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Adding Salt to Water Doesn’t Make it Boil Faster
You’ve no doubt been cooking up pasta at some point in your life and tossed in a pinch of salt, believing that will not only add some extra flavor to the dish, but make the proceedings move along faster. But despite popular belief, salt doesn’t make water boil any faster—and may actually slow it down by increasing the water’s boiling point—to about 216 degrees Fahrenheit, compared to the standard 212 degrees Fahrenheit.


Scoleciphobia… Fear of worms.

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A domestic dispute over pickleball turned violent and resulted in the arrest of a 61-year-old Florida woman for allegedly pummeling her husband in the couple’s residence in The Villages retirement community. In response to a domestic battery complaint, a police officer arrived at 1:45 a.m. Monday to the Wildwood home shared by Lan Augustus and her 67-year-old spouse. Augustus’s husband told the cop that the couple “got into a verbal altercation regarding a pickleball clinic that was being offered in The Villages.” After exchanging words, the man said that Augustus twice struck him in the face with a closed fist. He also alleged that when the argument sparked up again after an hour, Augustus again punched him in the face, shoved him, and struck his foot with a small metal easel. When she was questioned, Augustus said that the couple “got into a verbal altercation...regarding a pickleball membership.” She claimed that she only slapped her husband after he chest-bumped her. She was subsequently arrested for battery on a person over the age of 65, a felony. For those of you who don’t know, pickleball is a paddle sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. (
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Maybe this is why Gregory and Marcia Abbott allegedly bought their daughter’s way into college. Their “rapper” son, Malcolm, popped out of the family’s Fifth Avenue building to smoke a giant blunt — while defending his parents and bragging about his latest CD. “They’re blowing this whole thing out of proportion,” said Malcolm Abbott outside the home that overlooks the Metropolitan Museum of Art. “I believe everyone has a right to go to college, man.” In between drags, Malcolm, whose father is the founder of food and beverage distributor International Dispensing Corp., admitted, “I didn’t go to college.” The toker, who sports a ponytail and raps under the name “Billa,” then shamelessly plugged his music. “Check out my CD, ‘Cheese and Crackers,’” he said of his 2018 five-track rec­ord that includes a song titled “If I Lost My Money.” The parents are accused of paying admitted mastermind William “Rick” Singer $125,000 to boost their struggling daughter’s ACT and SAT scores.


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a mushroom, a baseball player and a bottle
(They have CAPS)

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