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Chuck Curry Every Weekday @ 8:50 AM EST
Chuck Curry Every Weekday @ 8:50 AM EST
August 24, 2016

Chuck Curry Every Weekday @ 8:50 AM EST

Chuck's World: it's a strange and mysterious place filled with the laughter of small children, the Poseidon Adventure running on a continuous loop and a vast collection of zombie movies. Chuck's movie commentary has been heard on nationally syndicated talk radio program, Doug Stephan's Good Day, every weekday morning at 8:50am EST since 1994.
Email: chuck@entertainmenttodayandbeyond.com
Website: entertainmenttodayandbeyond.com

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Maria Francesca Triliegi is the founder of Spirit*Mind*Bodyworks on air at 8:34 a.m.
Maria Francesca Triliegi is the founder of Spirit*Mind*Bodyworks on air at 8:34 a.m.
August 24, 2016

Maria Francesca Triliegi is the founder of Spirit*Mind*Bodyworks. A company focused on providing practical tools for living life with a strong personal wellness approach. Maria has been involved in the healing arts for over 30 years. Maria is a published author, an educator, retreat leader, personal growth motivator and avid blogger. She was certified as a professional astrologer in 1992. She is a facilitator of sacred ceremonies, women's support groups, oracle divination, goddess retreats, wellness classes and workshops. Her background includes 20 years of working within the corporate structure as a benefits administrator and retirement facilitator. Maria is very aware of the need for each of us to be our own best advocate. Maria's Website is www.mariafrancescatriliegi.com

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Marc Santucci of Santucci Farm in Travers City, MI joins uas at 9:00 a.m.
Marc Santucci of Santucci Farm in Travers City, MI joins uas at 9:00 a.m.
August 24, 2016

Farmer Forced To Let 14% of HIS Cherry Crop Rot

MARC SANTUCCI is the owner Santucci Farm, in Travers City, MI. He says a Federal Regulation has forced him to let 40-thousand perfectly-good tart cherries go to waste. There is nothing wrong with the cherries, but the regulation re-quires him to dump them, to allow the import of 200-million pounds of cherries from overseas. Santucci said that tart cherries imported from Turkey and Eastern Europe have made up increasingly larger portions of the market, and limiting the amount of domestic cherries makes it worse.

He posted a photo of the rotting cherries on Facebook, and so far it has been shared over 60-thousand times.

Tart cherries are a unique fruit. They are only grown in a few states, with most coming from Michigan. Their shelf life is only a couple of days, and therefore they require processing right after harvesting.

In the U.S., up to 40 percent of the food that's produced never gets eaten. Each year, about 7 percent of what's planted on farms isn't harvested, according to a 2012 Natural Resources Defense Council report.

SANTUCCI FARM IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC TO PICK THEIR OWN SWEET AND TART CHERRIES, EVERY SUMMER, THROUGH JULY 31ST.

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#GoodNews! Good Samaritan Pays for School Supplies at Wal-Mart
#GoodNews! Good Samaritan Pays for School Supplies at Wal-Mart
August 21, 2016

#GoodNews! Texas Teacher Brought to Tears When Good Samaritan Pays for Her School Supplies at Wal-Mart

• A teacher brought to tears by a stranger's generosity hopes the positive moment will encourage others to talk more about teachers and education in the United States.
• Sabrina Drude, who teaches 7th grade science in Texas, was at Walmart buying notebooks for her students when a man in line behind her surprised her by paying the $97 total.
• The good samaritan was Lester Brown and after the story went viral he said, "I paid it and then she started to cry. And then she was going to make me cry, so I looked away."
• Lester Brown, a father of five, works as a pastor and a re-entry specialist at the Texas Juvenile Justice Department.
• "I remember I had this hundred-dollar bill with the intention of responding to something in need, and God said to respond," Brown said. "You want people to live better, love thy neighbor. Love thy neighbor means do your part."
• Sabrina says she has stayed in touch with Lester after their unexpected meeting at Wal-Mart.
• "I would love for more people to be influenced by (the story)," Drude said. (It) has started some great conversations about teachers and education."
• Lester said, "The school that she was at, it was not likely that all the students would be able to afford the supplies that she got. That just kind of struck me. I get that."

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#GoodNews! Pizza With A Purpose
#GoodNews! Pizza With A Purpose
August 19, 2016

#GoodNews! Pizza With A Purpose

• Giving real meaning to the slogan "The city of brotherly love", Rosa's Fresh Pizza in Philadelphia has a pay-it-forward system to help feed the city's homeless
• 27-year-old Mason Wartman left his job on Wall Street to move back home to Philadelphia to open a $1 a slice pizza shop, like the kind he frequented in Manhattan
• He was struggling to keep the shop going but then something incredible happened that transformed his business and impacted the lives of homeless people in his neighborhood
• Mason's story went viral and he was recently a guest on the Ellen show
• He has started a website RosasFreshPizza.com where you can pre-purchase a slice (or multiple slices) for a homeless person and a post-it note with your personal message will go up on the shop's now famous wall

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Dr. Suma Muralidhar - Program Director, Million Veteran Program Joins Good Day at 8:40 AM
Dr. Suma Muralidhar - Program Director, Million Veteran Program Joins Good Day at 8:40 AM
August 17, 2016

Million Veteran Program (MVP) Signs Up 500K Veterans to study How Genes Affect Health
MVP Aims To Be One of the Largest Databases of its Kind in the World

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has reached the halfway mark in collecting DNA samples and health data from 1 million Veterans in the Million Veteran Program (MVP). MVP was launched in 2011 and is now the largest database in the U.S. of health and genomic information. It links genetic, clinical, lifestyle, and military-exposure information to help researchers learn about the role of genes in health and disease. A cornerstone of VA's efforts to improve Veterans' health, MVP has also become part of the White House's Precision Medicine Initiative, which aims to improve health care for all Americans by individualizing treatment. The program also has historical data on various health conditions that are common in Veterans. For example, some 62 percent of MVP enrollees report a current or past diagnosis of high blood pressure, and about a third report tinnitus. Also, nearly a third-32 percent-report a history or current diagnosis of cancer. For that reason, MVP is expected to play a key role in the National Cancer Moonshot initiative, announced by President Obama earlier this year.

Research findings based on MVP may lead to new ways of preventing and treating illnesses in Veterans. Such findings may help answer questions like "Why does a treatment work well for some Veterans but not for others?"; "Why are some Veterans at a greater risk for developing an illness?" and "How can we prevent certain illnesses in the first place?" With the expected enrollment of one million Veterans over the next four years, MVP aims to be one of the largest databases of its kind in the world.

Dr. Sumitra (Suma) Muralidhar, Program Director of the Million Veteran Program from the VA is available for you and your listeners on Thursday, August 18, to discuss MVP and how genes affect health.

For more information please visit: www.research.va.gov/mvp

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#GoodNews! A Graduation Party Turns Into an Adoption Party
#GoodNews! A Graduation Party Turns Into an Adoption Party
August 17, 2016

Good News! A Graduation Party Turns Into an Adoption Party

• It's a moment that Joe and Lauren will forever remember. The moment when Lauren asked Joe to be her father.
• Lauren's mother has been dating Joe for the past 17 years, ever since Lauren was a baby.
• The family lives in Chicago and Joe has been like a father to the teen, doing all of the things that a father would do.
• During Lauren's high school graduation party, instead of opening all her gifts, she handed Joe a wrapped box.
• Inside were adoption papers to formally make Joe her father.
• In a short video that has gone viral, Joe opens the box while surrounded my family and friends, and when he realizes what the papers are, he crumbles to the ground in tears of joy.

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#GoodNews!Homeless Person Defends Man From Thieves Who Wanted His Wheelchair
#GoodNews!Homeless Person Defends Man From Thieves Who Wanted His Wheelchair
August 15, 2016

#GoodNews!Homeless Person Defends Man From Thieves Who Wanted His Wheelchair

• He may not be comfortable with the term hero, but a homeless man is being hailed as just that.
• Joseph Hall, who lives in a homeless shelter in Birmingham, Alabama, spared another man who resides in the same shelter from losing his most prized possession.
• John "Triston" Stubbs, who is homeless, has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, was robbed at knifepoint on July 31st.
• When Stubbs returned to the shelter after the incident, he was locked out.
• Aware that Stubbs was missing, Hall went out to look for him and found Stubbs in another compromising situation.
• A couple of people were trying to steal his wheelchair.
• "I was like, you're not taking his chair, that don't sit well with my heart," Hall says.
• Once the thieves left, Hall used all the money he had ― $60 ― to rent a hotel room for the night so Stubbs could sleep safely.
• While violence against homeless people is on the decline in the U.S., people living on the streets ― those with disabilities and without ― remain vulnerable to such attacks.

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#GoodNews! Pokιmon Go' Brings Life Back To Struggling Local Ice Cream Shop
#GoodNews! Pokιmon Go' Brings Life Back To Struggling Local Ice Cream Shop
August 15, 2016

#GoodNews! Pokιmon Go' Brings Life Back To Struggling Local Ice Cream Shop

• Pokemon Go has drawn a lot of criticism from local businesses, even the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC, but in one case, a local business is thriving again
• Mad Hatter Ice Cream Shop in Anacortes, Washington had hit some hard times until the popular game helped turn business around

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#GoodNews! Washing Machines At School Lead To Better Attendance
#GoodNews! Washing Machines At School Lead To Better Attendance
August 14, 2016

#GoodNews! Washing Machines At School Lead To Better Attendance

• Whirlpool is trying to make the connection between clean clothes and school attendance with its Care Counts program.
• The company recently announced students who were able to get their clothes cleaned at school had improved attendance.
• Whirlpool surveyed teachers across the country and found 1 in 5 students struggle with access to clean clothes.
• "We have a washer and dryer at home; it's just that our electricity was shut off," one student said in the survey
• The pilot program worked by identifying kids whose school experience might have been hindered by a lack of clean clothes.
• Whirlpool installed washer and dryer sets in participating schools and provided cleaning supplies.
• A middle school teacher in Fairfield, California helped inspire the idea: Before the program was implemented in her school, the teacher used to wash students' clothes at her own home.
• The teacher says: "Many of our students are transient. Some are homeless, or they might stay with family members, but they don't have a stable home or money or resources."
• The company lets each district decide how to run the program.
• In Fairfield, teachers take turns cleaning clothes that students drop off.
• The program is currently in 17 schools in Fairfield and St. Louis, and the company does have plans to expand the program.

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