Show Notes for Saturday, July 29 and Sunday, July 30, 2023

Today we visit with Kelsi Sheren, author of “Brass & Unity: One Woman's Journey Through the Hell of Afghanistan and Back”. This is the story of a woman who witnessed the worst in the War in Afghanistan, was confronted by demons of post-traumatic stress, and fought for her life to become stronger than ever.


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July 29

International Tiger Day

National Lipstick Day

National Chicken Wing Day

National Lasagna Day

July 30

World Day Against Trafficking In Persons

International Day Of Friendship

National Whistleblower Day

National Father-in-law-day

National Cheesecake Day

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A statistical look at who we are and the things we do …

20% of us say we’re going cancel a streaming service to save money this summer.

47% of adults lie to their doctor about how much they drink.

8% of people never get a cold.

5% of adults say they are terrified of escalators.

99% of women say they DON’T want their partner to wear a Speedo this Summer.

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After decades of ridicule from some, one of fashion’s most divisive garments — the men’s swimming brief — is making a return. Some would argue they never went away — beaches and pools in Europe and Brazil have long been a safe space for fans of the Speedo style. But sales stats show that budgie smugglers (as the swimming brief is known in the UK and Australia), are back elsewhere. Speedo — the original makers of the skimpy swimwear — say that sales are up over 200% this year across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and US sales are up more than 55%. Some observers credit renewed interest in the look to the ongoing prevalence of “ironic style” — as we’ve seen with Crocs, mullets, and socks with sandals.

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Writer-director Richard Curtis, known for iconic British romantic comedies “Love Actually,” “Four Weddings and a Funeral” and “Notting Hill,” has revealed his next venture. “Christmas Actually” is a stage show encompassing live music, poetry and comedy that will serve as a fundraiser for the Comic Relief charity. It is not a sequel to the 2003 hit “Love Actually.” A percentage of ticket sales will go to Comic Relief to support projects changing lives across the UK and around the world. Christmas Actually will play at London’s Royal Festival Hall Dec. 7-11.

In the wake of the writers and actors strikes, CBS has changed up its 2023 fall schedule. Paramount Network’s hit drama “Yellowstone” will now make its network debut on Sundays starting from Season 1. Paramount+’s “Seal Team” and “FBI True” will also be coming to CBS. Specific dates for programming, as well as additional series will be announced at a later date.

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According to a report, those who are divorced are about 25% more likely to die early than those who are married.

Maybe your dad or your grandad worked in the same field (or even in the same job) for his entire career…but that’s certainly not usually the case these days. In fact, according to a new survey, the average worker is most likely to change their career direction by the time they are 31. According to the poll of 5,000 employed adults, 26% are considering a career change in the not-too-distant future, while 44% have already made the leap to something new. Why the restless feet? One in 3 said they made a change because they wanted to pursue a career that offered the chance to make more money, while 32% were looking for work that they felt more passionate about. 19% said the key motivation was a better work-life balance. For those who have changed or are considering a career move, healthcare, education, and IT are the most popular industries that workers are considering moving into.

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Speed dating was invented by a rabbi.

Wild birds in Australia have been heard swearing, having learned the words from escaped pets.

In the original 1902 stage version of “The Wizard of Oz”, ‘Dorothy’ did not have a dog named ‘Toto’, but a faithful cow named ‘Imogene’.

The can opener wasn’t invented until 50 years after the invention of canned food.

The lifespan of a rock star is 25 years shorter than that of the average person’s.


Question: 45% of us agree: We do THIS healthy thing more often in the summer. What is it?

Answer: Take vitamins and supplements

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It has come out that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were reportedly denied a seat on Air Force One after Queen Elizabeth’s death. According to a report, the couple attempted to hitch a ride back to the US after the Queen’s funeral. The request was reportedly a non-starter and The White House denied the request almost immediately. A source says the request “would have strained relations with the palace and the new king.” President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden were transported to and from the funeral on Air Force One.

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Mint & Peppermint: While all peppermint is mint, not all mint is peppermint. There are more than a dozen different types of mint, including peppermint. Peppermint is a crossbreed of water mint and spearmint, popular for its medicinal uses.

Cement & Concrete: Cement is a binder that sets, hardens and adheres to other materials to bind them together. It is actually an ingredient of concrete. Concrete is a mixture of sand and gravel or crushed stone mixed with water…and portland cement.

CV & Résumé: A résumé is a one-page summary of your skills and experience. A CV is commonly used for academic or scientific positions, and requires detailed listings of your academic background and accomplishments.

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The cat could very well be man’s best friend but would never stoop to admitting it.” —Doug Larson

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