Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Show Notes 03/31/2013

Uncooperative Radio Show Notes: Sunday 03/31/2013

April Fools Day
The history of April Fools' Day, sometimes called All Fools' Day, is not clear. There is no first "April Fools' Day" that can be pinpointed on the calendar, although it is known to date back at least to the sixteenth century.

Vietnam Veterans Day
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who’d served in Vietnam as an Army noncommissioned officer, today issued a statement commemorating Vietnam Veterans Day.

Catholic Universities offer support to Boston college on condom giveaway stance
“One of the teachings of our faith is that contraception is morally unacceptable,” Victor Nakas, a spokesman for Catholic University, told the paper. “Since condoms are a form of contraception, we do not permit their distribution on campus.”

Google honors Cesar Chavez on Easter
On Easter Sunday, Google is honoring the birthday of the late labor organizer Cesar Chavez by placing a Chavez portrait within the middle “o” of the Google logo that appears on the homepage of the popular search engine.

Freezing weather wipes out German flea circus
An entire troupe of performing fleas has fallen victim to the freezing temperatures currently gripping Germany. Flea circus director Robert Birk says he was shocked to find all of his 300 fleas dead inside their transport box Wednesday morning. 

The Armed Citizen
A masked gunman was killed and the two young men he was trying to rob were wounded in a shootout during a home invasion. The shooting occurred "inside and outside" the home where two males were playing video games

McDonald’s director of nutrition says its food is healthy
It sounds like the set-up to a joke: The director of nutrition for McDonald’s came to town. Wait. The fast-food giant — the same place lambasted in the documentary "Super Size Me" for encouraging poor nutrition — has one of those?

Chuck Norris asks: What would Jesus eat?
With the growing concerns of nutrition and fitness, I get more and more questions about the health practices of great leaders like Jesus.