Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Show Notes 08-16-2015

Sunday show 08-16-15

Hottest ticket in Washington?
It's for the pope at Capitol Rep. Peter Welch's sister, Maureen, had better intelligence than the five-term Vermont congressman about Pope Francis' upcoming trip to the United States and his historic address to Congress.
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Pizzeria apologizes over ‘racist’ Pic-a-Nika pizza menu item
A New York City pizzeria has apologized after it debuted new menu item with a name many call racist. Pizza by Certé created a “Pic-a-Nika” pie topped with Southern fried chicken, sea-salted watermelon, and a sunflower seed crust -- sparking anger among customers and those on social media, reports PIX 11.
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Four Florida teens arrested in carjacking, kidnapping of federal agent
Four high school students have been arrested in the carjacking and kidnapping of a Texas border patrol agent who was vacationing with his family in Florida authorities said.
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Matisyahu responds to music festival's cancellation of show after pressure from anti-Israel group
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is now causing a rift in reggae. A music festival in Spain has canceled the performance of American Jewish rapper Matisyahu due to pressure from the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement and because the artist wouldn’t sign a pledge supporting the Palestinian state.
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Alabama church opens gun range ‘in the name of Jesus Christ’
Praise the Lord . . . and pass the ammunition. An Alabama church has opened a gun range behind its sanctuary as an extension of its fellowship, WIAT reports.
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Super cold, slew of snow in Old Farmer's Almanac forecast
Just when you thought you had gotten over last winter, be warned: The Old Farmer's Almanac predicts it will be super cold with a slew of snow for much of the country, even in places that don't usually see too much of it, like the Pacific Northwest.
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EPA Administrator: Climate Change Affects ‘Our Ability to Earn a Decent Living’
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy said on Tuesday that climate change affects “everything and everyone we love,” including our ability to secure a livelihood.
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Zoo discovers 150 alligators, crocodiles living in Toronto home
The founder of a Canadian zoo had a hard time believing owners of a Toronto home were living with 150 large alligators and crocodiles until he discovered it wasn’t just another reptilian urban myth.
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Drones Spook Bears
Bears apparently find UFOs unbearable — airborne robots and other unidentified flying objects can make bear hearts beat four times faster, researchers say.
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