Show Notes for Saturday, November 11 and Sunday, November 12, 2023

Today we visit with award-winning author Eddie Chuculate. We'll talk about his newest book “This Indian Kid: A Native American Memoir” where Eddie recounts his experience growing up in rural Oklahoma, from boyhood to young manhood, in an evocative and vivid voice.

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November 11th

National Education Day

National Sundae Day

Pocky Day

Singles Day

Veterans Day

Death/Duty Day

Metal Day

November 12th

Elizabeth Cady Stanton Day

Happy Hour Day

National Fancy Rat And Mouse Day

National French Dip Day

National Pizza With The Works Except Anchovies Day

Origami Day

World Pneumonia Day

Celebrating The Life Of Aaron Swartz

National Chicken Soup For The Soul Day

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A new study suggests “spenders” are happier, but “savers” are wiser. The poll of 2,000 American shoppers found 56% consider themselves to be “spenders” — splurging for things they really want, while 34% think of themselves as “savers” who won’t shop until what they want goes on sale – or becomes a necessity. 10% were somewhere in between. Overall, spenders were found to be happier, by a margin of about 77% to 62%. But savers seem to have the upper hand when it comes to managing their money — only 29% of their total annual income is used on miscellaneous purchases, while spenders use up 38% of their income.

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The average coffee drinker consumers 3 cups per day, but they’ll need to do better to realize all the benefits that java offers, according to new findings. The study of 12,000 adults, published in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, found that those who drink 4 or more 8-ounce (237ml) cups per day see significantly better physical function and are less frail later in life.

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Kevin Costner reunited with his band Modern West for 2 sold-out two shows in Jackson WY. The recently divorced actor celebrated the shows on social media, writing: “The band and I had a truly incredible couple of nights playing at @milliondollarcowboybar. I always love to be in Jackson Hole, where the hospitality is as legendary as this honky tonk’s saddled barstools.” Video shows Costner in a cowboy hat, smiling and singing with his band in a couple of different venues. The reunion comes just over a month after the former “Yellowstone” actor settled his divorce from ex-wife Christine Baumgartner.

Meg Ryan has revealed why she took a break from Hollywood ahead of her highly-anticipated return in “What Happens Later”. She told People: “I felt like there’s just so many other parts of my experience as a human being I wanted to develop.” Ryan said that it’s nice to be able to think of acting “as a job and not a lifestyle. And that is a great way of navigating it for me.” She took an 8-year hiatus from acting following 2015’s “Ithaca”, before announcing her return last year for her latest film, which she will also direct.

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Scientists claim that laughter is a proven way to lose weight

If you still have a lonely-looking, slightly-used jack-o-lantern or pumpkin sitting on your front porch, hold off on throwing it in the trash. They don’t have to end up in the landfill. Here are a few suggestions:

Consider composting pumpkins in the garden. Slice it up, add materials such as leaves, sawdust, wood chips or cardboard, and occasionally add water to the compost pile. Turning it over with a rake or pitchfork ensures that oxygen is mixed in.

Donate them to a community garden, farm or even a zoo, or just leave them as a snack for backyard wildlife. Pumpkin is a meal for many farm, zoo and ‘critter’-type animals. And pumpkin seeds are a tasty treat for a wide variety of birds.

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CDs were created to hold 74 minutes of music because that is the duration of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.

The Tyrannosaurus rex only lived an average of 27-33 years.

In Greece, you can lose your driver’s license for being “poorly dressed” or “unbathed”.

People used to say “prunes” instead of “cheese” when having their pictures taken.

Writing down your worries before taking an exam can help combat test anxiety, improve performance, and boost your test scores.


Question: In a survey asking: “What are the little things in life that make you happy?”, THIS was the #1 answer. What is it?

Answer: A hug

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We’ve all made embarrassing language flubs while traveling abroad. But a tourist in Portugal took the cake when he accidentally caused a bomb scare by mistranslating the local word for “pomegranate.” The boo-boo occurred when the unnamed Russian speaker from Azerbaijan was trying to order fruit juice at a restaurant in Lisbon. Things backfired after he tried to translate the seed-filled dessert fruit’s name into Portuguese using a language app. He wrote the translation on a napkin and handed it to a waiter. Little did he know, the app had come up with the word for grenade, causing the staffer to interpret the note as a bomb threat — and call police. Local news footage shows 5 officers approaching the traveler with their guns drawn as he lies on the ground. Then they cuff him and take him into custody. He was later released.

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It seems that everyone either LOVES or HATES each of these odors. What say you?

Gasoline: Does it smell it the sweet adventure a road trip — or straight up chemicals from the ground?

Pen ink on your hands: Does it smell like the first day of school — or the worst day of school?

Permanent marker: Considering it’s “permanent”, I hope you like it!

Marijuana: Does it smell like nectar of the gods — or burned grass?

Incense: Do you think it smells sickly sweet — or kinda sacred?

Freshly cut grass: As if there is any arguing this one…

That new car smell: Nauseatingly awful — or very, very niiiice?

Coffee: Does it smell like a beautiful breakfast — or a Monday morning?

A new book: Does it smell like magic and a promise – or dead trees and a lot of work?

Vinegar: Deliciously sour – or…uh…just sour?

Play-Doh: Does it smell like vanilla doughy goodness — or putty?

Mud: Does it smell earthy — or dirty?

Nail polish remover: Does it smell clean – or chemical-y?

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According to a new survey, 90% of men say their lover is also their best friend. Which is really kind of disturbing when you consider man’s best friend is his dog.”~ Jay Leno

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