Show Notes for Wednesday, February 01, 2023

Today we visit with India de Beaufort from "Night Court”. Series regular India de Beaufort, plays the court’s assistant district attorney, Olivia. “Night Court” airs on Tuesday (8:00-8:30 p.m. ET/PT) on NBC.

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February 1

National Baked Alaska Day

National Dark Chocolate Day

National Freedom Day

National Get Up Day

National Serpent Day

National Texas Day

National Girls and Women In Sports Day

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As 5G wireless technology is just starting to take off, the guys in white lab coats are already working on 6G. And researchers from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst say 6G could involve using people as antennas! 6G telecommunications could take advantage of Visible Light Communication (VLC), which is like a wireless version of fiberoptics. Right now, fiberoptics use incredibly thin glass or plastic strands to transmit information on flashes of light. These wires are extremely small, but also extremely fragile. The researchers say they have created a low-cost method of harvesting waste energy from VLC — using the human body as an antenna. Their invention can recycle waste energy to power wearable devices — and possibly larger electronics as well.

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Movies are often referred to as appearing on the silver screen. The term originated in the 1920s when filmmakers were looking for ways to increase picture quality. They found that coating screens with metallic paint helped cut down on blurriness.


The movie awards season reached its apex last week when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed nominations for the 95th Oscars. The mulitverse-spanning “Everything Everywhere All at Once” scored a leading 11 nominations, followed by “The Banshees of Inisherin” and Netflix’s “All Quiet on the Western Front” with 9 apiece. Also up for best pic are: “Avatar: The Way of Water”, “Elvis”, “The Fabelmans”, “Tár”, “Top Gun: Maverick”, “Triangle of Sadness” and “Women Talking”. All 5 Best Lead Actor nominees are in the mix for the first time — those include Brendan Fraser for “The Whale”, as well as Austin Butler (“Elvis”), Colin Farrell (“The Banshees of Inisherin”), Bill Nighy (“Living”) and Paul Mescal (“Aftersun”). In the Best Lead Actress category, Ana de Armas (“Blonde”), Andrea Riseborough (“To Leslie”) and Michelle Yeoh (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”) are all in the mix for the first time, pitted against Cate Blanchett (“Tár”) and Michelle Williams (“The Fabelmans”). The Oscars ceremony is set for March. 12, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

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Eight-time Grammy winner Chris Stapleton will sing the national anthem at this year’s Super Bowl LVII, the NFL has announced. Twelve-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist, songwriter and producer Babyface will sing ‘America the Beautiful’, and “Abbot Elementary” star Sheryl Lee Ralph will perform the song ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’. As part of the pregame show, the US Navy will conduct a flyover of Glendale, Arizona’s State Farm Stadium during anthem to commemorate 50 years of women flying in the service. Rihanna will headline halftime show. The 2023 Super Bowl is Sunday, Feb. 12. The teams are The Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles.

M&M’s has announced it is putting its iconic cartoon “spokescandies” on an “indefinite pause” and replacing them with actress Maya Rudolph after controversy following a mascot makeover last year. The brand said it didn’t expect the changes to their characters would “break the internet,” noting that “even a candy’s shoes can be polarizing.” Last year, the Green M&M got sneakers instead of heels, and the Brown M&M replaced her stilettos for block heels. The mascot makeover gained attention online, but some commentators took it more seriously, calling them “woke” and “less sexy”. Rudolph will appear in an M&M’s ad during this year’s Super Bowl.

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Last month, we found out that Monty Python’s famous “silly walk” is an ideal exercise for burning calories. Well, this isn’t quite as extreme, but Michael Mosely, a medical writer and former doctor, says that while you might think that running up a hill is better for you than jogging down it, or that climbing a flight of stairs challenges your muscles more than walking down, in fact, the opposite is true. This counter-intuitive approach is part of the new science of ‘eccentric exercise’. The name comes from the fact that contracting your muscles (to climb stairs or lift weights) is called ‘concentric exercise’, but any work that goes into those muscles while they are stretched out (like when you go downstairs or lower the weights) – that’s known as ‘eccentric exercise’ (pronounced ‘ee-centric’). It’s a rather long and complicated explanation, but after performing these exercises, your body burns more calories in the process of repair and recovery. That means an increase in metabolic rate…and it increases strength in a far more effective way than conventional exercises. Test subjects have also shown greater improvements in resting heart rate, insulin sensitivity and blood fat levels.

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LawnStarter ranked 2023’s Dirtiest Cities in America following one of the trashiest times of the year, the winter holiday season.

We compared over 150 of the biggest U.S. cities across four categories, including pollution, living conditions, infrastructure, and consumer satisfaction.

See which cities are due for a deep clean — and which cities sparkle

Dirtiest Cities in America

Rank City

1 Houston, TX

2 Newark, NJ

3 San Bernardino, CA

4 Detroit, MI

5 Jersey City, NJ

6 Bakersfield, CA

7 San Antonio, TX

8 Fresno, CA

9 Oklahoma City, OK

10 Yonkers, NY

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A Tennessee animal shelter reunited a homeless mother with her beloved dog Lilo after she was forced to give up the pet due. In early Jan., Lilo was found wandering the streets of Chattanooga with a handwritten note attached to her collar, reading: “Please love me. My mom can’t keep me and is homeless with 2 kids. She tried her best but can’t get help…She really loves me and I’m a great dog and love to be loved on. Please don’t abuse me.” Lilo was taken to the McKamey Animal Center, where director Lauren Mann says staff “all cried reading the note” and decided to try to reunite the owner with her pet. On social media, Lilo’s owner was asked to contact them so that they could assist with connecting the family with resources to help with their situation. When Lilo and her owner were reunited at the shelter last week, “There was not a dry eye in the room.” The family currently lives at a shelter that does not allow animals, but the animal center staff is working to help them find a new living arrangement which will include Lilo. LINK: