Show Notes for Saturday, September 26 & Sunday, September 27, 2020

Today we visit with author Gary Revel about his latest book Don't Stop Dancing: Stranger Than Fiction. It's an interesting book about Michael Jackson's Life and Death.

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September 26

National Compliance Officer Day

National Dumpling Day

National Johnny Appleseed Day

National Shamu the Whale Day

National Pancake Day

National Situational Awareness Day

National Public Lands Day

Save Your Photos Day

National Hunting and Fishing Day

National Family Health and Fitness Day USA

National Ghost Hunting Day

National Seat Check Saturday

National Singles Day

September 27

National Chocolate Milk Day

National Crush a Can Day

National Corned Beef Hash Day

National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Scarf Day

National Gold Star Mother’s Day

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A study published in The Journal of Preventative Medicine found that chlamydia and gonorrhea are increasing in young women. (

A new study found that fish that get exposed to noise pollution die early. (

A study found that a growing number of virtual learning sessions are being hacked by people who display pornography. (

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It’s a lesson in reading, writing and reefer. Florida moms and dads have been spotted smoking weed, drinking, and walking around half-naked in the background of their kids’ online classes, frustrated teachers said at a school board meeting. “Parents, please make sure that you have on proper clothing when you are walking behind your child’s computer because we’ve seen them in their drawers, their bras, and everything else,” Boca Raton Elementary teacher Edith Pride vented Wednesday. She and other educators said they’ve seen everything from parents puffing giant joints to moms with exposed ankle monitors during virtual lessons, which began in the district two weeks ago. “Parents, when you are helping your children at their computer, please do not appear with big joints in your hands and cigarettes,” Pride said. “Those joints be as big as cigars. Oh yeah, we’ve seen it all.” (


A trailer for Nomadland is online. The movie — starring France McDormand — follows a woman in her sixties who, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad. Nomadland comes to theaters December 4.

Disney+ has released the first trailer for the second season of The Mandalorian. The trailer features a lot of brief glimpses of action, at least one funny child moment, and quick looks at side characters from the first season who are also returning. It also brings up some deep Star Wars universe lore, including the longstanding rivalry between Mandalorians and self-style galactic protectors, the Jedi. Season 2 begins October 20 on Disney+.

Owners of the $5 billion dollar streaming startup, “QUIBI,” are said to be looking for a buyer. QUIBI stands for “Quick Bites” because they specialize in short stories. (

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Charlie Sheen is denying reports that he had a hand in his ex-wife Denise Richards’ decision to leave “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” (

Never before seen pictures have surfaced of Jeffrey Epstein cavorting with bikini clad women on his private island. (

Elon Musk’s tunnel for self-driving cars that runs underneath Las Vegas is almost complete. (

A study finds that Americans have barely improved their eating habits.

Close your eyes and count your toes. If you only come up with nine, you are not alone. Around half of us think we are missing a toe — with the second toe, the one beside the big toe, being the most likely to be ‘lost’. In the study 19 healthy young men and women closed their eyes while their toes were gently prodded, one at a time. This was done over and over again, and each time they were asked which toe was being touched. To the researchers’ surprise, nine out of the nineteen volunteers said they believed one of their toes was missing. The bizarre study also revealed that we have great difficulty in telling our toes apart. Although the volunteers correctly guessed when their big or little toe was being touched more than 90 percent of the time, they struggled with the three middle toes.

A survey of drivers has revealed the best foods to eat while driving: candy bars, french fries, potato chips and chicken nuggets.

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Research shows that walking is good for your brain.

According to a study, drinking tea is good for the brain.


Dateline.... CHINA

Imagine walking in the front door and realizing you’ve been burglarized. That would stink. Then imaging discovering that the burglar has used your shower, your deodorant, and your shampoo. Worse yet, the burglar has changed into your clothes and left his worn-out clothes behind. Your cash has also been stolen. A guy in China has done this about a dozen times and police have no leads.

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A wild brawl broke out between customers and workers at a Waffle House — apparently after a patron’s phone was withheld behind the counter, viral video shows. The dust-up shared on Twitter Saturday showed a group of irate diners demanding staffers return a cellphone. “Ring that one up so we can pay for that one and then you can put up that phone,” one of the women could be heard shouting. Another member of the party chimed in, “Can I please get my goddamn phone? Somebody?” He then climbed behind the counter in an apparent bid to retrieve the device and is restrained by two of the employees. The man is seen repeatedly striking one of the workers as two of the other members of his group jump into the fray behind the counter. One of the women then tries to wrestle the phone out of another employee’s hands as her wig gets knocked off and her top becomes exposed. It’s unclear why the phone was being held from customers, and where and when the dust-up took place. (

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An Oregon man showing off his handgun to a pal inside a supermarket accidentally blasted himself in the groin last Sunday night. 29-year-old Nicholas Ellingford fired off the unintentional shot from his Glock 9mm while waiting to checkout at McKay’s Market in Lincoln City. The report stated that the gun went off as Ellingford placed it back into his pants — and the bullet went through his groin and out through his thigh. He was airlifted to a Portland hospital. Luckily, the bullet didn’t hit his private parts. (


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A Florida Woman named Lovely Butts allegedly doused a juvenile relative with bleach and threatened to pistol whip the victim during a confrontation Monday night at a Daytona Beach home. According to cops, the 64-year-old Butts was arrested on a pair of felonies--aggravated assault and child abuse--and booked into the Volusia County jail, from which she was released today on bond. Seen at right, Butts is scheduled for arraignment on October 15th. Investigators allege that Butts threw bleach at the female victim, “causing the bleach to strike her in the face and mouth” and “also threatened to pistol whip” the girl “while holding a firearm.” The minor is described in a police report as Butts’ “primary caregiver.” (

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Show Notes for Friday, September 25, 2020

In the midst of a years-long political debate about the promise and potential of the middle class, David Stebenne’s
PROMISED LAND: How the Rise of the Middle Class Transformed America, 1929 – 1968 offers a timely, sweeping, and definitive account of America’s middle class in the 20th century: the policies that supported its growth in the first half of the century, the transformation it wrought on society, and the social, political, and economic forces of the 1960s that brought this period of expansion to an end.

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September 25

National Quesadilla Day (Dia de la Quesadilla)

National One-Hit Wonder Day

National Comic Book Day

National Lobster Day

National Tune-Up Day

National Research Administrator Day

Math Storytelling Day

National BRAVE DAY

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A new study is playing violin music for hospital patients to see if it helps with their isolation and anxiety. The research found that music reduces anxiety, pain, and loneliness. (

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A Norwegian man was fined and placed on probation for 18 months for driving a car six feet while drunk. The man and his pregnant wife had just left a pub and decided he was too drunk to drive. She climbed behind the wheel but had trouble steering the car out of a tight parking space. So her husband switched places, removed the car from the spot, and then climbed back into the passenger seat. His wife then drove home. A cop who witnessed the incident followed the couple home and gave hubby a sobriety test. He was found to be legally drunk.


Revised ratings show that the Emmy Awards had the fewest amount of viewers in the Award Show’s history. (

The Iconic Mafia Drama, “Goodfellas,” turned thirty years old this week. (

Jim Carrey has confirmed rumors that he’ll play Joe Biden on this season of “Saturday Night Live.” (

The season premiere of the “Ellen” show beat the ratings predictions. (

Ellen Degeneres promised she’s the same person backstage that you see on TV during her return to the show Monday. Ellen was accused of creating a toxic work environment. (

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A Los Angeles artist is selling a scary Karen Mask for Halloween.(

A video of a group of anti-mask protesters parading through a Florida Target playing the Twisted Sister song, “We’re Not Gonna Take It” has gone viral.(

A video of a Spirit Airlines employee telling a passenger that he couldn’t wear a gaiter in place of a mask has gone viral. (

A video of a massive six-year-old boy dominating his opponents in a youth football game in Texas has gone viral. The six-year-old is five foot one and 130 pounds. He weighs twice as much as your average six-year-old. (

A Royal Biographer quotes the late Princess Diana as saying that the only thing Prince Charles learned about love from his parents was shaking hands.(

Prince Harry has joined an exclusive Helicopter Club in Los Angeles and plans to fly Meghan Markle and their son Archie around. (

Alicia Keys revealed in a new interview that she was supposed to grow up to be a drug addict or a prostitute but music helped her break through.(

Billionaire Ron Perelman is selling his yacht, his private jet, and his art collection as the Coronavirus damaged his net worth. (

Taylor Hanson’s wife Natalie is pregnant with baby number seven.(

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The average woman apologizes about five times a day, the average guy apologizes three to four times a day.


Dateline.... ENGLAND

A man walked into a store in England and grabbed a banana from a counter, then placed it inside his sweatshirt. He then pretended the banana was a gun. Lucky for the thief the clerk didn’t see him steal the banana and assumed he had a gun. He made off with some money and cigarettes.

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A Louisiana man who was found to have a loaded pistol in his buttocks during a jail strip search pleaded guilty today to weapons and contraband charges. In a plea deal, 24-year-old Justin Savoie copped to a pair of felony counts and a misdemeanor charge in connection with his arrest late last year at a residence in Golden Meadow. Savoie received a five-year suspended prison sentence on the felony convictions during a District Court sentencing. He was also placed on three years probation and ordered to serve ninety days in the Lafourche Parish jail. According to police, Savoie had a .25 caliber Titan pistol concealed in his rear end. The handgun, which has a 2.5-inch barrel and measures 4.375 inches long, was loaded. After Savoie’s collar, the Golden Meadow police chief told TSG, “Whoever thought a .25 caliber pistol could be an ass-ault weapon?” (

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A Canadian man has been charged with dangerous driving for allegedly taking a nap while his self-driving Tesla car clocked up more than 90-miles-per-hour. Police said both front seats were fully reclined, and the driver and passenger were apparently asleep when they were alerted to the incident in Alberta. When police turned on emergency lights and other vehicles moved out of the way, the Tesla Model S sped up. The 20-year-old driver from British Columbia is due in court in December. He had initially been charged with speeding and handed a 24-hour license suspension for fatigue, but was subsequently charged with dangerous driving. The incident happened near Ponoka, some 100 kilometers south of Edmonton. “Nobody was looking out the windshield to see where the car was going,” Police Sergeant Darri Turnbull told CBC News. He said that when they put on their emergency lights the Tesla accelerated, with vehicles ahead of it moving out of the way. “Nobody appeared to be in the car, but the vehicle sped up because the line was clear in front.” (

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A Sebastian man was arrested after he reported a murder by bringing a skull to a grocery store and using it as a hand puppet ….. FLORIDA (

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JuJu Smith-Schuster's Act Of Kindness For Man In Need Is Caught On Camera

Show Notes for Thursday, September 24, 2020


Dear John,

My son is getting picked on in school. I've called the school about it but they don't really do anything. My son is singled out on a regular basis by the same kid. I'm not sure what to do. I have friends that have told me to call the police and press charges. I think that may be a little bit too much. I'm looking for other options. I have been calling around to other schools in the area to see if we can move in the middle of the year. Something needs to happen. I was picked on as a child and it still haunts me. This is no way for my son to get his start in school. He is only in kindergarten right now and it's already happening. Any ideas?

Signed – MadMomma

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September 24

National Cherries Jubilee Day

National Punctuation Day

Schwenkfelder Thanksgiving

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A recent study by The University of Sussex finds that snackers have a hard time realizing they’re full while focusing on other things, such as television shows. (

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It didn’t pay to pull a fast one! A man left behind a winning lottery ticket in Georgia when he fled during a traffic stop on Interstate 75, according to the Cherokee County’s Sheriff’s Office. “To the suspect who ran on foot from our deputies on a traffic stop this morning on I-75, you left a winning $100.00 lottery ticket in your vehicle,” the agency wrote Monday on Facebook. They added the scratch-off ticket was waiting for him if he wants to swing by the sheriff’s office. “Yes he will get his lottery ticket back, but we are keeping his methamphetamine,” the agency wrote. (


Following a report earlier this week that The Batman was resuming production after a COVID-19-triggered shutdown, Warner Bros. has officially confirmed it. Although it’s not yet known whether Robert Pattinson is also on set after testing positive for the coronavirus earlier this month, it does seem that things are rolling again on the much-anticipated picture. The Batman will focus on Bruce Wayne’s early days as a crime fighter in Gotham City, with the Riddler understood to be the main villain.

Reese Witherspoon, Neil Patrick Harris and other celebs get help cutting down on clutter in this new unscripted series. Organizing duo Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin of The Home Edit help one regular family and one celeb in each episode.

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A researcher says that the most common regret older people have about their lives is that they spent too much time worrying.

Australian researchers found that a drowsy brain may as well be drunk when it comes to performing complex tasks like driving. The study found reaction times were slowed to the extent of a blood alcohol level of .05 after staying awake for 17-19 hours. The longer the subject stayed awake, the more their performance plummeted, eventually reaching the same level of impairment as legal intoxication. While memory and problem solving were not much affected by sleep deprivation, the ability to maintain attention to detail during a monotonous task was. Researchers said that while there’s no ideal amount of daily sleep we need, 7-8 hours is a good average — and teens need even more.

Should you be taking some cold showers? Researchers had subjects add a cold shower at the end of their regular hot shower routine to measure its effects on heath and other lifestyle factors. They found that cold showering significantly reduced the number of sick days that the subjects took during the study (though not the number of illness days). The authors hypothesize that this was caused by the invigorating effect of the cold shower, which some subjects compared to a jolt of caffeine. In fact, the subjects enjoyed the cold showering so much that the majority of them continued to do it even after that phase of the study ended.

Scientists say that the North American bird population has drastically dropped by 29% since 1970.

Research shows that just since 1970 the amount of life in the sea has been reduced by half.

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A puck is used in the game of ice hockey game, the first puck was made out of frozen cow manure


Dateline.... GERMANY

Germany has confirmed the first case of African swine fever on its territory, after a wild boar cadaver found in the eastern state of Brandenburg tested positive. Luckily, African swine fever but doesn't affect humans. But sadly, it’s usually deadly for pigs. (

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As of this month, Luke Angel is ten years into a life sentence. Back in 2010 the British man — who was 17 at the time — got in trouble with the FBI when he drunk-emailed Barack Obama. Angel became upset after watching a TV documentary about 9/11, leading him to compose an expletive-laden email aimed at the president. After the FBI contacted local British police, they visited Angel at his home and took his picture, then informed him that he would not be able to enter the U.S. — ever.

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An Alaska dentist has been sentenced to 12 years behind bars for doing a stunt while working on a patient. Seth Lookhart was sentenced in an Alaska court on dozens of charges that stemmed from actions that ranged from Medicaid fraud and removing a patient’s teeth without their permission, to performing a tooth extraction while balancing on a hoverboard. He was convicted back in January on charges of reckless endangerment, illegally practicing dentistry and medical assistance fraud. After he gets out of prison he won’t be allowed to practice dentistry for at least a dozen years.


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After 13 years, Opa-locka, Florida, has overturned a ban on saggy pants. The Opa-locka City Commission voted this past week to repeal both the original 2007 legislation and a 2013 ordinance that said women, not just men, could receive civil citations for wearing pants that exposed their undergarments. After the ordinance went into effect, signs were posted around Opa-locka which read: “No ifs, ands or butts … It’s the city law.”

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'A Match Made In Heaven': Teen Swimmer Becomes Blind, Trains For Paralympics With Guide Dog

Show Notes for Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Today we visit with
Sue Aikens and Brittany Rowland about their Emmy Award-winning “Life Below Zero” and “Life Below Zero: Next Generation” which air Tuesday nights starting at 8pm ET/PT on National Geographic Channel.

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September 23

National Checkers/Dogs in Politics Day

National Great American Pot Pie Day

National Snack Stick Day

National Teal Talk Day

Innergize Day

Restless Legs Awareness Day

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Researchers at the American Academy of Sleep have concluded that a poor night of sleep often ends up ramping up one’s anger the next day. (

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The owner of an Iowa bar named “The Pour Bastards Pub” was busted for letting drinkers flout social-distancing rules — then ripping up the charge sheet when served at his bar. When cops first confronted Charles King at his Newton pub on September 4th, he allegedly told them he did not believe in state-issued guidelines and would let in anyone who wanted to be there. Officers returned last Thursday night to serve him with a criminal charge for public health violation — which he tore through with a pen and ripped from the officers’ clipboard. The bar owner was then hit with extra charges for struggling with police who arrested him. He was then also charged with possession of contraband in a correctional institution when he was allegedly found with a vape cartridge that contained 87.2 percent THC and .2 percent CBD. King was released on a $5,600 bond with his initial appearance set for September 29th. (


NBC announced that the entire “Saturday Night Live” cast is returning for Season Forty-Six. (

South Park” is going to tackle COVID-19 in its first ever, hour-long episode on September 30th. (

CNBC host Jim Kramer continues to face scrutiny for calling Nancy Pelosi “Crazy Nancy” during Tuesday’s broadcast. (

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Matt Lauer is selling his Hamptons estate for $43 million dollars. (

Madonna is co-writing and directing her own biopic. (

Former New York Congressman and convicted sex offender Anthony Weiner is now running a company that makes countertops out of broken glass.(

Yuengling, America’s oldest operating brewer, has struck a deal to sell its beer on the west coast for the first time ever. Yuengling is currently available in twenty-two east coast states, but they’ve partnered with Molson-Coors to expand out west. (

Sylvester Stallone is going to debut a painting he made in the early 70’s that inspired him to write Rocky. (

The French Government is cutting down on public activities to control the spread of Coronavirus. (

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In Kansas it's illegal to eat cherry pie with Ice Cream


Dateline.... RUSSIA

A fierce critic of Vladimir Putin has emerged from a coma after being poisoned last month and says he plans to return to Russia. He was poisoned after drinking tea. (

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Authorities have confirmed a snake is not a valid face covering after a man in England was spotted with one wrapped around his head on a bus. One passenger, who asked not to be named, said she initially thought the man was wearing a “funky mask” before she spotted it slithering over the hand rails. She said she found the incident “really funny” and that the animal did not seem to be bothering any of her fellow passengers. Pictures showed the man was not wearing a mask under the snake. Using a face covering on public transport is mandatory, except for those who are exempt for reasons of age, health or disability. A Transport for Greater Manchester spokesperson explained that makeshift masks are okay, but stated “While there is a small degree of interpretation that can be applied to this, we do not believe it extends to the use of snakeskin – especially when still attached to the snake.” (

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A Georgia man was sentenced Monday to more than two years in federal prison after pleading guilty to a scheme that used stolen identities to obtain tickets to The Masters golf Tournament. Federal prosecutors say 42-year-old Stephen Michael Freeman of Athens and three family members in Texas sold those tickets for a profit. U.S. District Court Judge Randall Hall in the tournament's hometown of Augusta sentenced Freeman to twenty-eight months in prison. More than a year had passed since Freeman pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud. His parents and a sister also entered guilty pleas last year and were sentenced to three years on probation. Federal prosecutors said the family used stolen IDs from 2013-17 to cheat the lottery system that distributes tournament tickets and to circumvent Augusta National Golf Club's rules allowing people to apply only once to enter its ticket lottery.(

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A Florida man was arrested for using a superglue-like substance to make orange cones permanently close a road near his home. FAKE NEWS

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North Dakota Farmers Finish Neighbor's Harvest After Heart Attack