Thursday, May 22, 2014

Show Notes 05/18/2014

Sunday Show 5/18/14

College students find 41,000 in cash in smelly couch and track down owners to return it.
Roommates Reese Werkhoven, Cally Guasti and Lara Russo bought the couch for $20 from their local chariy store. But not long after they got it back to their New Paltz home they discovered envelopes of cash - $41,000 worth - were stashed in every conceivable crevice of the pre-loved couch.

US will spend 245 million to circumcise men in swaziland
The United States Agency for International Development is planning to spend $24.5 million to circumcise an estimated 150,000 to 200,000 male infants and males aged 10 to 49 in the kingdom of Swaziland by 2018.

US to help Central American coffee farmers fight fungus on high-end coffee blends
The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to help Central American farmers fight a devastating coffee disease -- and hold down the price of your morning cup.

Facebook posts show Iranian women tossing hijabs, praising freedom
Thousands of Iranian women are protesting their nation’s oppressive culture by tossing aside their hijabs and taking selfies that are turning up in a growing Facebook gallery.

How Green Was My Valley
Fifteen years ago I relieved stress by strolling along the banks of the rushing canals filled with water from the Rio Grande. In Southern New Mexico, no matter how hot the day is, the evenings are generally about 20 degrees cooler. When I finished work, I could go walking and hear the sound of the water. Residents of the whole community could be seen near the levies--children played along side the canals and splashed and swam in the often very unsanitary water.

Judicial Watch: New Documents Show IRS HQ Control of Tea Party Targeting
Judicial Watch today released a new batch of Internal Revenue Service (IRS) documents revealing that its handling of Tea Party applications was directed out of the agency’s headquarters in Washington, DC. The documents also show extensive pressure on the IRS by Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) to shut down conservative-leaning tax-exempt organizations.