Paved Road, Coast to Coast, and The Lincoln Highway (1913.09.10)

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  The first paved coast-to-coast US highway, The Lincoln Highway, was opened on this date in 1913.  Your radio is all you need to join for the Lincoln Highway anniversary on Crosscurrents, 9/10 at 8 am.

LINCOLN HYWY ON KRNN. 9/10: live on air link: http://www.krnn.org

The notionof the Lincoln Highway came from Carl Fisher, responsible for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Miami Beach. With help from fellow industrialists Frank Seiberling and Henry Joy, an improved, hard-surfaced road was envisioned that would extend almost 3400 miles coast to coast, New York to San Francisco, over the shortest practical route.

The Lincoln Highway Association was formed in 1913 to develope the road using private and corporate donations. The idea was taken up by an enthusiastic public, and many other named roads across the country followed.  American citizens’ desire for improved roads led to the action of the federal government in constucting roads and the creation of numbered U.S. routes in the 1920s.

National Napping Day (2018.03.12)

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Please join us for the sleep-centered blues show on Walkiing The Blues Away, Saturday, the 10th at 5:oo pm on KRNN Juneau fm 102.7.  ( radio link:  http://www.krnn.org  )

National Napping Day is snoozed on the day after the return of daylight saving time to give folks the chance to catch up on the hour of sleep that they lost out on when clocks changed to the spring time.

A Boston University professor, William Anthony, has been credited with the origin of the event in 1999, primarily to emphasize on the import of sleep. Anthony is  reported to have said, “We chose this particular Monday because Americans are more ‘nap-ready’ than usual after losing an hour of sleep to daylight saving time.”

Detroit Michigan, Automobiles, and Antoine Laumet de La Mothe Cadillac (1658.03.05)

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CADILLAC ON CROSSCURRENTS, 3/5:  A heroic explorer of North America to his advocates, or a cheating scoundrel of New France to his opponents, he founded the settlement of Detroit, Antoine Laumet de La Mothe Cadillac was born on this date in 1658.  Gavin and Wyatt invite you to ride along with Detroit inspired tunes for the Cadillac birthday party on Crosscurrents, 3/5 at 8am. ( radio link: http://www.krnn.org )

Winter Olympics 2018 – Hockey

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Gavin:  This contraption looks like a “kennel.”

Wyatt:  You may be correct as I believe it is called a “cage.”

Gavin:  I do not think we are allowed to play tug with these “sticks.”

Wyatt:  It seems obvious that we should “like the luck?”

Gavin:  No, no… the talk is about “ice the puck.”

Winter Olympics 2018 – Bobsled; – Ski Jump

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Wyatt:  Bobsledding sounds like such a happy event.

Gavin:  What I know is that I would be happy to get out of the way.

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Wyatt:  The event is called “ski jumping.”

Gavin:  It seems much more like “ski falling” to me.

Wyatt:  You just need to be patient and concentrate to get down the hill.

Gavin:  My concern is that I do not want to be a patient of the ambulance at the bottom of the hill.

 

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Year of the Dog (2018.02.17)

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YEAR OF THE DOG ON WTBA, 2/17:  The Chinese zodiac calendar brought us to the “Year of the Dog” this weekend.  You are invited to join Gavin, Wyatt, and John for a blues show in honor thereof on Walking The Blues Away, KRNN radio, 2/17 at 5 pm. ( radio link:  http://www.krnn.org )

Gavin:  This weekend begins the Year of the Dog.

Wyatt:  Yes indeed.  Loyal and friendly… that’s us.

Gavin:  Does this dog-year deal mean we get more biscuits?

Wyatt:  I just hope there are no firecrackers!