Chicago Blues, Records, and Leonard Chess (1917.03.12)

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CHESS ON CROSSCURRENTS, 3/12:  A extroverted producer who, along with his brother, founded Chess Records, exemplified the independent record business establishing Chicago as the hub of blues music, Leonard Chess was born on this date in 1917.  You will not need to audition to join the Leonard Chess birthday blues bash on Crosscurrents, 3/12 at 8 am.  ( radio link:  http://www.krnn.org )

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 )

Corn Flakes, Breakfast, and John Harvey Kellogg (1852.02.26)

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KELLOGG ON CROSSCURRENTS, 2/26:  Medical doctor and health-food innovator whose creation of dry breakfast cereals was responsible for the formation of the flaked-cereal industry, John Harvey Kellogg was born on this date in 1852.  You are invited to settle down with a bowl of your favorite flakes for a Kellogg birthday and breakfast tunes on Crosscurrents, 2/26 at 8 am.  ( radio link:  http://www.krnn.org  )

 Corn flakes were not really tasty because of its poor taste and hence, John’s brother Will tried to introduce some sugar into the mix. John did not agree and hence, Will separately started selling the cereals by adding sugar. It was Will Kellogg who actually set up the business and formed the Kellogg company.  John sued his brother and lost the case.

 As John Kellogg thought, the corn flakes did not really suppress the urge for “self-exploration” and those who still enjoy corn flakes think that the addition of sugar was really a good idea as at least corn flakes became palatable.

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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