"Because HE loves me" is a women’s conference coming to Wallaceburg next month. Kathy Regnier joined us this morning to talk about the conference at 1st Baptist Church in Wallaceburg. The cost is $55 and that includes a copy of the guest speaker, Elyse Fitzpatrick’s book "Because He Loves Me - How Christ Transforms Our Daily Life”. You must register by Sept. 9th, call 519-627-6414 or click HERE to visit their website.
I chatted with Dave Drouillard from the United way this week on the “Rise & Shine” Morning Show. He mentioned they still need a number of people with video cameras to serve at videographers for this Saturday’s Amazing Race. They will feed you and you get to hang out with a pair of racers for the day. Sounds like a lot of fun!
It’s hot - very hot - extreme, even. It’s going to be this way at least through the weekend. Thursday’s forecast high is 39C/102F!! What are you doing to beat the heat? The Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit has issued a heat advisory. Please take note below:
Dr. David Colby, acting Medical Officer of Health, has issued a Heat Advisory for Chatham-Kent as humidex values of 40 or higher are in the forecast.
The Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit urges residents to follow these steps:
• Drink plenty of water. • Go to an air conditioned place. • Wear a hat and lightweight, loose-fitting clothing. • Take a cool bath or shower. • Limit outdoor activities to the coolest part of the day. • Check on your neighbours and family. • Never leave children or pets alone in closed vehicles. • If you feel ill, faint, have difficulty breathing, or feel disoriented, visit your doctor or nearest hospital right away.
Thanks for listening this week as I invaded the morning show filling in for Al Baker! He’s back on Monday! Have a great weekend and don’t forget to listen this afternoon to Elmo, he will announce the Talent Scan winner.
There’s just a few more minutes left to cast your vote in the UCB Talent Scan to determine the TOP 4 artists, one of which who will go on to professionally record, produce and air their song on UCB Canada. Cast your vote now!
Since the advent of the internet, people have been predicting the replacement of our traditional modes of communication, learning and many other things. I don’t know. CDs have been out for 20 years but record companies have been quietly pressing vinyl for a few years now and sales are good. A listener emailed me the list below yesterday. Your thoughts?
9 Things That Will Disappear In Our Lifetime
Whether these changes are good or bad depends in part on how we adapt to them. But, ready or not, here they come.
1.The Post Office Get ready to imagine a world without the post office. They are so deeply in financial trouble that there is probably no way to sustain it long term. Email, Fed Ex, and UPS have just about wiped out the minimum revenue needed to keep the post office alive. Most of your mail every day is junk mail and bills.
2. The Cheque Britain is already laying the groundwork to do away with cheques by 2018. It costs the financial system billions of dollars a year to process cheques. Plastic cards and online transactions will lead to the eventual demise of the cheque. This plays right into the death of the post office. If you never paid your bills by mail and never received them by mail, the post office would absolutely go out of business.
3. The Newspaper The younger generation simply doesn’t read the newspaper. They certainly don’t subscribe to a daily delivered print edition. That may go the way of the milkman and the laundry man. As for reading the paper online, get ready to pay for it. The rise in mobile Internet devices and e-readers has caused all the newspaper and magazine publishers to form an alliance. They have met with Apple, Amazon, and the major cell phone companies to develop a model for paid subscription services.
4. The Book You say you will never give up the physical book that you hold in your hand and turn the literal pages. I said the same thing about downloading music from iTunes. I wanted my hard copy CD. But I quickly changed my mind when I discovered that I could get albums for half the price without ever leaving home to get the latest music. The same thing will happen with books. You can browse a bookstore online and even read a preview chapter before you buy. And the price is less than half that of a real book. And think of the convenience! Once you start flicking your fingers on the screen instead of the book, you find that you are lost in the story, can’t wait to see what happens next, and you forget that you’re holding a gadget instead of a book.
5. The Land Line Telephone Unless you have a large family and make a lot of local calls, you don’t need it anymore. Most people keep it simply because they’ve always had it. But you are paying double charges for that extra service. All the cell phone companies will let you call customers using the same cell provider for no charge against your minutes
6. Music This is one of the saddest parts of the change story. The music industry is dying a slow death. Not just because of illegal downloading. It’s the lack of innovative new music being given a chance to get to the people who would like to hear it. Greed and corruption is the problem. The record labels and the radio conglomerates are simply self-destructing. Over 40% of the music purchased today is “catalogue items,” meaning traditional music that the public is familiar with. Older established artists. This is also true on the live concert circuit. To explore this fascinating and disturbing topic further, check out the book, “Appetite for Self-Destruction” by Steve Knopper, and the video documentary, “Before the Music Dies.”
7.Television Revenues to the networks are down dramatically. Not just because of the economy. People are watching TV and movies streamed from their computers. And they’re playing games and doing lots of other things that take up the time that used to be spent watching TV. Prime time shows have degenerated down to lower than the lowest common denominator. Cable rates are skyrocketing and commercials run about every 4 minutes and 30 seconds. I say good riddance to most of it. It’s time for the cable companies to be put out of our misery. Let the people choose what they want to watch online and through Netflix.
8. The “Things” That You Own Many of the very possessions that we used to own are still in our lives, but we may not actually own them in the future. They may simply reside in “the cloud.” Today your computer has a hard drive and you store your pictures, music, movies, and documents. Your software is on a CD or DVD, and you can always re-install it if need be. But all of that is changing. Apple, Microsoft, and Google are all finishing up their latest “cloud services.” That means that when you turn on a computer, the Internet will be built into the operating system. So, Windows, Google, and the Mac OS will be tied straight into the Internet. If you click an icon, it will open something in the Internet cloud. If you save something, it will be saved to the cloud. And you may pay a monthly subscription fee to the cloud provider. In this virtual world, you can access your music or your books, or your whatever from any laptop or handheld device. That’s the good news. But, will you actually own any of this “stuff” or will it all be able to disappear at any moment in a big “Poof?” Will most of the things in our lives be disposable and whimsical? It makes you want to run to the closet and pull out that photo album, grab a book from the shelf, or open up a CD case and pull out the insert.
9.Privacy If there ever was a concept that we can look back on nostalgically, it would be privacy. That’s gone. It’s been gone for a long time anyway. There are cameras on the street, in most of the buildings, and even built into your computer and cell phone. But you can be sure that 24/7, “They” know who you are and where you are, right down to the GPS coordinates, and the Google Street View. If you buy something, your habit is put into a zillion profiles, and your ads will change to reflect those habits. “They” will try to get you to buy something else. Again and again.
Red peppers contain almost 300 percent of your daily vitamin C intake. Besides being a powerful antioxidant, vitamin C is also needed for the proper absorption of iron. If you are iron deficient, try combining red peppers with your iron source for maximum absorption.
Did you know that green peppers are just unripe red peppers? Because they are not fully mature, they have a bitter after taste, and half the vitamin C and 1/10th the vitamin A compared to their red or orange siblings.
If you could do something different than the job you’re in now what would it be?
Personally if I wasn’t in radio I’d want to be a competitive eater like Joey Chestnut.
Joey recently won the Super Bowl of eating; after downing 62 hot dogs in 10 minutes to win. Chestnut will spend the next few days helping his body recover from the effects of polishing off close to 20,000 calories — an average woman’s diet for 10 days.
Okay maybe after that revelation I’ll just stick to radio.