Show Notes for Thursday April 30, 2020


Dear John,

I've been listening for a while now, but this Dear John Letter is new to me. I used to work at this time and never hear these. I've been able to listen for the last several weeks and I like it, but I think I have a letter for you too. I was laid off about a month ago. I've been OK financially, but I'm not sure how long that will last. I don't think my employer will be reopening. I'm so sad about that. They were an amazing small company that had a few of us working there. Like I said, I'm sad for them, but I'm also wondering if I'm going to be able to find something when things do come back. Any advice for a not-ready to retire mature momma?

Signed – MatureMomma

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April 30th
National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
National Bubble Tea Day
National Bugs Bunny Day
National Honesty Day
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National Raisin Day
National Sarcoidosis Day
National Military Brats Day
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A study by The University of Maryland found that millions of Americans are experiencing “quarantine fatigue.” The study surveyed smart phone location data and found that more Americans are choosing to go outside for the first time since the lock-down began. (

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A 19-year-old California man suspected of attempting to rob a Riverside bank and who paused to drink an alcoholic beverage before being arrested was free on bail. On Friday, April 10th, Sonny Gutierrez Jr. allegedly walked into the Bank of America and handed a teller a note demanding money that said he had a firearm. Gutierrez then waited to receive the money in the bank lobby “while consuming an adult beverage,” which turned out to be a White Claw hard seltzer, giving employees time to call 9-1-1. Officers subsequently arrived and arrested Gutierrez without incident. He was booked into jail on suspicion of attempted robbery but was released Saturday after posting $30,000 bail. “A big shout out to the bank employees for remaining calm the entire time and relaying the suspect's description and location inside to our dispatchers,” police said.


CNN has told its staff they will not return to their offices until at least September because of the Coronavirus. (

CNBC is predicting that the economic recovery will be shaped like a Nike Swoosh. (

Avengers: Endgame — the 22nd in a series from Disney’s Marvel Studios — collected roughly $350 million in the United States and Canada. Endgame took in a $1.2 billion worldwide, arriving as the No. 1 movie in at least 54 countries.

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Americans spend an average of 18 full days in their car every year, so it’s not a big surprise that 64 percent of us consider our car a friend.

A driver in the UK suffered a broken nose after a frozen sausage was thrown through an open window of his car. After the sausage assault, the man managed to stop his car without hitting anyone else.

Obesity is the leading reason young Americans are rejected for military service.

The easiest way to make 9 new friends? Have a baby. A study found a woman’s circle of friends shoots from 13 to 22 after having children. Why? It’s easier to bond with other women once you have a baby.

A lot of husbands like to think they’re better drivers than their wives. A lot of wives like to think that they’re better drivers than their husbands. So what do they tell each other when they do something wrong in a car? Apparently not much. About 1,000 husbands and wives were surveyed about what they do and don’t tell their spouse when it comes to damaging the family cars or other little illegal driving mishaps and shenanigans. About 42 percent of men ding a car and then blame it on someone else, compared to 27 percent of women.

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Crows holds grudges. In 2010, researchers in Seattle found that formerly captured crows were able to remember the face of their abductor even years after the incident. Once they identified the suspect in question, they would threaten them by diving down and swarming the person that they had felt threatened by years before.


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The Head of a Russian Hospital fell fifty feet from a window during a phone call in which she complained to Government Officials about the lack of protective equipment. (

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A man was caught sneaking into Disneyland's California Adventure Park Sunday night as the park remains closed. Just before 10:30 p.m., Anaheim Police said 18-year-old Jeremiah Smith was seen jumping over a perimeter fence near the park by Disneyland security. Police used a helicopter to help quickly locate Smith, who was in an area of California Adventure that's currently under construction. It's not clear what Smith's motivation was to enter the park. APD says the rest of the park was searched and no other suspects were located. Smith was issued a citation for trespassing and released, police said. (

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Angered that a group of golfers was violating rules on the course adjacent to his home, a 74-year-old Florida Man allegedly threatened the players with a BB gun, prompting the septuagenarian’s arrest Friday evening on six felony charges. According to cops, John Robert Orr initially shouted at the golfers for driving their cart over a bridge and onto the putting green at the 8th hole of The Conservatory course in Palm Coast. The 199-yard, par three hole features an island green and is touted as the “signature hole” of the Tom Watson-designed course. Orr lives in a home that backs up to the hole, though the residence is separated from the course by a cement wall and the water that surrounds the green. One of the golfers told police that Orr yelled at them to leave the course and that “use of the golf cart in that manner was against regulations of the golf course.” Orr then allegedly went into his home and “grabbed a firearm and pointed it at” the golfers, each of whom said he was in fear for his life. After Orr turned over the BB rifle to police, he was arrested on multiple counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, a felony. (


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Florida Governor Ron Desantis is being slammed for referring to his state as “God’s Waiting Room” during an interview. FLORIDA - (
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A Family Is Cleaning Headstones In Local Cemeteries During Lockdown