Thursday, September 20, 2012

Show notes 09/16/12

Uncooperative Radio Show Notes: Sunday 9/16/12

Bottoms up! Booze comes to Disney
For the first time since Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom opened four decades ago, thirsty tourists will soon be able to order a glass of wine or beer within park boundaries.

WTC memorial an awesome spectacle but at a steep price
With its huge reflecting pools, ringed by waterfalls and skyscrapers, and a cavernous underground museum still under construction, the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center is an awesome spectacle that moved and inspired some 4.5 million visitors in its first year. http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012/09/9/wtc-memorial-an-awesome-spectacle-but-at-a-steep-price/57719140/1

Ambassador Susan Rice: Libya Attack Not Premeditated 
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice said the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi last week was not premeditated, directly contradicting top Libyan officials who say the attack was planned in advance.

Stimulating At Last: Artists Make 'Grotto' From Unused Solyndra Solar Panel Materials 
A small building tucked in the hills of Northern California shines with an unusual green glow from hundreds of glass tubes jutting out from one side toward nearby bushes.

Mexico extradites top member of Zetas to US 
Mexico on Tuesday extradited a founding member of the brutal Zetas drug cartel who is suspected of involvement in the killing of a U.S. customs agent, authorities said. Jesus Enrique Rejon Aguilar was turned over to U.S. authorities to face drug-trafficking charges in Washington, Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office said in a statement.

Exclusive UCLA shuts down controversial Illegal Immigrant college program
Following scrutiny from a California lawmaker, the University of California is shutting down a controversial college program for illegal immigrants, though the reasons for the closure are not satisfying critics of the so-called National Dream University.

McDonald’s to post calorie information at all US locations
Fast-food diners beware: Blissful ignorance will meet its demise Monday. Next week McDonald’s will begin posting the calorie counts of all its menu options in locations nationwide, the company announced Wednesday.