So much has happened in the world and the United States in the past few weeks. I hope you’re doing well in your own private lives. Have you considered how to process all that has happened? Well, my in-studio guest for this Saturday’s show stopped by to share some interesting, common-sense ways to protect our mental health. Here is everything that you missed…
Café Talk: Has the current issues and news been overwhelming for you? What’s bothered you the most?
1st Hour– This Day In History and Top News
The fabulous Kay Bolden–Author, Travel blogger, accidental Farmer, and former CEO of Warren-Sharpe Center joined me in studio and helped present the “This Day In History” segment. Below is a brief version.
* In 1846, a dentist in Charleston, Mass., William Morton extracted a tooth with the aid of an anesthetic — ether. It was the first time an anesthetic had been used to extract a tooth.
* In 1962, in an effort to desegregate the University of Mississippi , James H. Meredith, an African American, was escorted onto the campus by U.S. marshals. This action set off a riot in which two men died before violence was quelled by more than 3,000 soldiers. Meredith enrolled the next day.
* In 1993, a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck India’s Maharashtra state, killing nearly 10,000 people. And some 30,000 were injured. The disaster primarily affected the Latur and Osmanabad districts.
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Top News was brief:
On Tuesday, Twitter representatives announced that the microblogging site will be testing a 280-character limit for tweets, doubling its current 140-character standard. A small selected group of tweeters are currently testing the expanded space. The Twitter product manager, Aliza Rosen, and senior software engineer, Ikuhiro Ihara, wrote, “Although we feel confident about our data and the positive impact this change will have, we want to try it out with a small group of people before we make a decision to launch to everyone.”
I also information about the Great Shake Out event. Remember to register and participate in the Great Shake Out earthquake drill at 10:19am on 10/19. To register, just go to www.shakeout.org/centralus.
Kay and I handled Cafe Talk by sharing Facebook posts and by referencing her article in the Times Weekly Newspaper that addressed the topic at hand. There she wrote about the stress that news, events and too much information can have on us and ways the experts said we should handle it. Here’s a couple…
• Limit the time we spend on news and social media. Recalibrate settings on Facebook so political posts don’t rise to the top every 5 minutes. Stay informed, but don’t get bogged down in online arguments.
• Plan and focus on things we enjoy, whether that’s taking a walk or reading a romance novel. It may be escapism, but it gives the brain a rest.
For the full article and tips, go to thetimesweekly.com.
2nd Hour – Entertainment News and Passion for Fashion
I must admit that Entertainment Talk was a bit sketchy as I didn’t have time to watch television this week. Nevertheless, I pulled out all stops to bring it to you. DWTS on Monday night was dynamic. Couples in jeopardy were Cheryl and Terrell Owens; and the Shark, Barbara & Keo. Sadly, Barbara was voted off. On Tuesday night, which was Latin Night and Caliente; Debbie Gibson voted off. Nick Lashay & Peta were in jeopardy too.
*This is Us Season 2 premiered this week and set a new high for the TV series in the key demographic, according to a new report by Nielsen overnight rating report.
*Season Premiere of SNL is tonight with Ryan Gosling as host and Jay-Z as performer. For more details, click here for audio.
The Passion for Fashion segment featured…Denim and More Denim.
Skinny jeans, ankle jeans, novelty jeans, high-waisted jeans, destructed jeans, jeans with patches and more. Below is a few pictures.
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