Well, I did it! Flying solo, I took over the “Slocum in the Morning” show.
No news breaks, traffic or weather updates. Just me and my little helpers until they fell asleep by the 3rd hour of the show. Of course, I shared patriotic and “wake-up” music along with various segments of my show! Here’s what happened…
Cafe Talk: Simply, what are you doing today?
1st Hour: Top News
*Illinois State Lawmakers (Senate) passes budget. Governor Rauner vetoes it!
*President Trump’s latest Twitter posts.
*Pennsylvania man arrested in road rage murder of 18 year old.
*Semaj Crosby case still open.
A few people posted responses to Cafe Talk on Facebook. Answers included working, sleeping in, and cooking. My little helpers had some friends chime in too with the similar responses.
A quick look at social media revealed that the following were trending…
*Donald Trump’s wrestling video
*Elon Musk’s 3rd production ahead of schedule
*Gov. Chris Christie and the shutdown of NJ’s government and beaches
2nd Hour- General News and Information
In this hour, I continued with Cafe Talk and shared holiday information with listeners.
*Ways to put a Spark in Your 4th of July that includes, going fishing, taking a trip to the zoo or local park, going to the beach, and hosting a neighborhood barbeque party.
*Talked up the fact that it’s National Hot Dog Month. Here in America, some 20 Billion hot dogs are eaten every year! Regional differences in hot dogs include people in the south topping their dogs with creamy coleslaw; other regions add spicy chili or just a squirt of mustard while Chicagoans prefer garden toppings like onions, tomatoes, pickles, and/or peppers. Hot Dogs were brought to Chicago by Germans and Austrian immigrants. The big hot dog question is ketchup or not???
*Ways to be sustainable this July 4th. Don’t use plastic ware; do buy biodegradable items; use the dishwasher to conserve water; don’t cook, get out the house; recycle, reuse, etc.; send invitations digitally.
Musician/producer, Swiss Beatz; the Germany bus crash; and Wimbledon Men’s tennis was trending on social media.
3rd Hour – Entertainment News
Cafe Talk remained the same. Entertainment Talk was brief and included celebrity names that are commonly mispronounced. I also shared important information for chocolate lovers. Chocolate Tours are very popular now. Most chocolate candy makers offer them at their facilities and the most popular one is in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Yes, Hershey’s Chocolate World! A Slice of Brooklyn in NYC is also popular and also includes pizza and Christmas light tours.
Passion for Fashion focused on Festival Season, highlighting the popular clothing and other items to wear to or have for various summer festivals. Sunglasses and sunscreen are a must. Get your sparkle on with gold glitter on your nails and face. As for clothing, the 2 piece short sets (matching top and bottoms); the embroidered skirt at any length; and mule type shoes as well as moccasins, believe it or not. Remember to take wipes to pat the sweat from your face and to clean in other important places. Lastly, don’t use your cell phone to take pictures. Get a real camera…digital or instant!
I wrapped up the final hour by sharing some local announcements and fun places that parents can take their children for the July 4th holiday including Navy Pier in Chicago. Oh! Here’s that recipe for the July 4th themed snow cone! (Hover of the picture and click.)
That’s a wrap! Audio for this broadcast is not available. Be sure to join me next Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 1:05 p.m. CDT for another exciting edition of Marilyn’s Cafe Society Radio Show. Peace!