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A highlight from Googly Eyed Guy!
"To the dinner, you would be my hero. Okay, fine, he didn't say that last part, but he did say to bring a dessert. And it sounds like my Caviar tart pops are just about done. Opening the toaster? I just get all my stuff together here. Adventure toolkit dessert and an open mind. Hey, ridge. All ready to go? Think you can get the door red, hands are controlled. Thanks, buddy. Wedgie, I told you. We're going to guy Roz's house. We're gonna knock on the front door, ring the doorbell 7 times and then let ourselves in without waiting for him to answer. He's not in his house. Where is he? Working in his vegetable garden. Oh yeah, there he is. Hey. Hey, Rosie. Over here. That's
A highlight from Leonard Bernstein 4: American Composers with a Boston Connection
"Hello, welcome to classics for kids. I'm Naomi Lewin. Leonard Bernstein was born in Massachusetts and grew up in the Boston area. Turns out that Boston was an important place for a lot of American composers. William billings was born in Boston in 1746 before there even was a country called the United States of America. Billings was a Tanner, a leather worker by profession, but he also taught choral music in the singing schools that sprouted up all over New England, and he was a composer. In addition to writing patriotic songs that were popular during the Revolutionary War, billings wrote a lot of church music. Speaking of singing schools, the oldest independent music school in the United States is in Boston. The New England conservatory of music got its start just after the Civil War. Composer George Chadwick, who was born just before the Civil War, spent nearly half of his life as director of the New England conservatory. Chadwick was one of a group of composers known as the second New England school. William billings and other colonial composers having been the first. Another member of the second New England school was John Knowles Payne, who taught at Harvard, Payne was the first Professor of music in the United States. Since pain was the first American music professor, it makes sense that he and the other members of the second New England school all studied in Europe except one. Arthur foot got all his training in America. He was awarded the first master's degree in music given in this country. Of course, the university where foot got his music degree was Harvard, where he studied with pain. How many jokes do you think foot and pain had to put up with because of their names. Another member of the second New England school Edward McDowell became famous all over the world. In this country, Edward McDowell became most famous for the farm he and his wife owned in peterborough, New Hampshire, northwest of Boston. That farm is now the McDowell colony where all kinds of artists, writers, composers, playwrights, painters, can go and work without being interrupted. There was also a woman composer who belonged to the second New England school. Amy beach, who signed her work misses H a beach, was born in New Hampshire, but when she was little, her family moved to Boston, and that's where her career as a composer and pianist began. Boston also had its share of 20th century composers. Walter piston was another Harvard professor, he wrote important textbooks as well as music. John Adams is one of the most important American composers alive today. He lives in California now, but he was born in Massachusetts, and he studied in Boston. John Adams calls that piece short ride in a fast machine. His explanation for the title is, you know how it is when someone asks you to ride in a terrific sports car and then you wish you hadn't? Maybe you felt that way after riding a roller coaster.
A highlight from Episode 62: Chance Encounters
"And the curious. This is episode 62. I hope you had a chance to listen to the first installment of the underwear chronicles. That's a really fun one, and I'm excited about more of those, so stay tuned, and if you haven't listened to that yet, it should be in your feed. It was the episode before this. This episode features two names that you have probably heard plenty of. Edison and Lincoln and there's a lot of booth thrown in too. But what's interesting about both of these stories is that they center around fateful events that happened in train stations and they actually happened within two or three years of each other. One date we know the other date were not totally sure of, but it was one was an 1862, one was in 1863, or 1864, we don't know. But I really think you're
A highlight from Two Whats?! And A Wow! - Pigeon Party
"Now back to the show. Okay, wowzers, time is up. It's time to reveal the winning wow. But before we do, let's do a quick review. We gave you three scientific statements about pigeons and challenged you to guess which one was the one true wow. Was it a pigeons can lay up to 8 eggs at one time? Or was it B? Some pigeons are pink. Or was it C? Pigeons sleep with one eye open. Joining us by phone with the answer to today's question, it's Eleanor from California. Eleanor? What's the wow? I'm Indian guy Ross. My name is Eleanor and I live in Los Angeles, California. My lab in the world is that there's such thing as a pink pigeon. Say hi
How Spanish Composers Influrnced Latin America
"After christopher columbus made his first trip across the atlantic ocean spain and other european countries began to colonize the americas. Spanish music had a big influence on latin american music. And so did the music of the enslaved people who were brought over from africa one of the first places columbus landed in fourteen. Ninety two was cuba. Nineteenth century violinist. Jose white lafitte had a spanish father and an afro-cuban mother whites composition that they yaqoob ana the beautiful. Cuban uses dance rhythms from haiti and the dominican republic on the island of hispaniola twentieth century. Cuban composer and missile. The owner was a pianist. That's lik wound up performing his most famous piece. My leg ania which is a spanish dance. Kunas family was full of musicians including his great nephew. Leo brouwer leo. Brouwer was guitarist until he hurt his right hand even after he had to stop playing. He kept on composing in fourteen. Ninety three columbus landed on the island. We call puerto rico spanish for rich port. The taino people who originally lived there called it. Land of the great lords in their language voted ken. Which is the title of this piece by. Puerto rican composer. Roberto ever
Dog King: Burnt Bun Breakfast
"Today. We find dog king king of the dogs sitting on his throne gazing out at his kingdom out in the streets. The sun was hot and humid. As a pool of drool and the roads were scorched enough to skull the paw humans were bustling around head down headed to work and traffic clogged up all the best walking spots. That was all okay though because the kingdom the alley behind the laundromat was shady and cool as the dirt under a deck and more than that. It was a summer monday which could only mean one thing time for a burnt bun breakfast dog king called spilling too heavy trash bags into the crowd of waiting dogs from the bags. Wrinkly crinkly sides burnt hot dogs and hamburgers and stale buns spilled onto the dirty ground. It was kind of like christmas. If christmas smelled like ketchup and mustard day-old meet burnt bun. Breakfast was their summer monday tradition. Where the dogs gathered all the burnt barbecue thrown out from the weekend before and had themselves a feast. A whole mess of matz had shown up for this one. There was the usual crew of pickles and rambo. And anne plus some lounging. Labs hungry hounds. A beefy boxer boxy beaver and a group of rowdy terriers fresh from a run at the dog park pun breakfast best fist. Crooned pickles the chihuahua. He leapt from his little pink bike basket bed and shook himself awake. Nothing like a good chart burger with the extra black bits for flavor. You don't see this every day. I see these literally every day said rambo. My mom likes to grill all the time. And i get all the one. She messes up. I think sometimes she messes up on purpose. Because i'm her special handsome boy. No way said pickles yes way. I'm totally her special handsome boy. She tells me all the
James Has a Magical Wizard for a Teacher!
"On monday. James and his class met their new teacher. Mr tizard mr tizard wore a brown jacket with patches on his elbows and a neatly clipped. Short beard also wore purple framed glasses and carried a purple ruler in his breast pocket. James thought he seemed nice enough. No close said. Mr tizard arm going to hand each of you a book. Please sit silently. While i do this. However when it got to james mr tizard had run out and there were still five children to go. Who bother said mr tizard. I don't mind sharing. Said james looking at the child sat next to him but then he looked back up at mr tizard and he noticed that the new teacher had five more books in his arms. One of which he placed in front of james later outside james is best friend was talking excitedly about mr tizard. James is friends. Seem to like him when he asked james what he thought. James said I'm not sure something's weird happening in there. It's because he's a new teacher said james's best friend you'll get used to him on tuesday. The class had basketball in the afternoon. James was playing defense trying to stop the attacking team from scoring a basket as the opposition. Plays moved in. James stood his ground and held his hands why to make it harder for the other team. This forced one of the players to stop and shoot over. James's head the ball curved through the air as james pivoted on the spot hoping to catch a rebound instead the ball wedged itself between the hoop and the backboard it was stuck james and his classmates tried to jump knocked the ball free but they were all far too short. What seems to be. The problem said mr tizard approaching from the edge of the court. The ball stock. Everyone chorused just as the ball mysteriously dropped and bounced across the floor. It seems just fine to me. Said mr
Snake Slithers out of Spice Shelves at Sydney Supermarket
"A slithery surprise looking in the shelves of a supermarket in sydney australia. Twenty five year old. Elena alati was shopping for spices when a ten foot python emerge from behind the jars of spices flicking. It's tongue just inches from her face known to her friends. As the harry potter girl helena happens to be a trained wildlife handler with over twenty snake rescues to her credit and quickly recognized the reptile staring right at her. As a non venomous diamond python remaining calm she captured the unusual encounter on her phone before alerting store clerks and offering to help catch it after returning with our snake bag. One tap on the tail is all it took for the serpent to wriggle happily inside after safely. Depositing the creature back into the nearby bushland. Helena admitted that while she doesn't speak the harry potter language of serpents known as parcel tongue. She believes snakes gravitate towards her because they sense she cares about protecting animals.
What's Happening in Afghanistan?
"There's a lot going on in the country of afghanistan in south central asia. It citizens are waking up to a new leadership after the country's government collapsed and a military group called the taliban took control. This same group ruled afghanistan from nineteen ninety-six until two thousand one with very strict laws and ban. Many things like education for girls television music and movies for the last twenty years though. Us soldiers help keep the taliban out of power which meant the afghan people had more freedom just last month. The bulk of us military forces left hoping afghan leaders could rule on their own instead. The taliban quickly regained control president biden address. The american people yesterday and admitted that afghanistan fell into the wrong hands much quicker than anticipated but he felt it was time for the us to get out and for afghan leaders to find a way to lead their own country.
Tyler Gilbert Makes First MLB Start at Age of 27 and Throws No-Hitter
"First. Start in the major saturday night. Tyler gilbert of the arizona diamondbacks threw a no hitter. Tyler is only the fourth pitcher in baseball history to pitch a no no in his first big league. game bobo. holloman was the last back in nineteen fifty three even more remarkable. Tyler didn't play any organized ball last year. Kovic shut down the minor so he spent his summer throwing to an old high school coach and doing electrical work with his father to make money. After saturday nights outing he told reporters. I'd rather be doing this than pulling wires. No offense dad. Tyler was also the eighth. No hitter of the season tying a record set back in eighty. Four
What if You're Scared to Start School?
"School is starting up again after a summer. Break for many of you especially those of you in the northern hemisphere and it may be your first time back in a classroom building in a long time. Some of you in other parts of the world are in remote learning situations again. And you might not know when you'll be going back. It can be a bit unsettling especially if you're just starting kindergarten that's the case for odin. Here's what he wrote in an e mail. One of his adults helped him send to us. I'm five years old. I live in wilson wyoming. My questions are if i am terrified about kindergarten. Do i have to go. What should i do if i'm scared to go to kindergarten. And what if kids are mean to me. Well odin yes. I think you do have to go to kindergarten. School is where we learn important. Things like reading writing math and languages. It's also where we go to learn how to learn but it's totally natural to feel scared when you're going to start something new in an unfamiliar place. We thought you might appreciate getting some advice from other kids who have just recently gone through kindergarten themselves and from some teachers and other people who work in schools and have found some pretty good ways over the years to help kids get through the scary times we asked all of them descend in responses saying what they're excited about and nervous about and if they have any tips to manage those nervous feelings. Let's start with zoe and ten years old and i live in colorado and what. I'm really excited to do when i get back to. School is see all my friends. What i'm not really excited about to do at school is having to take tests. And if you're going into school and you're kinda nervous My advice to you is just have fun and try to make some friends and the school. You will be a lot better. Some of you wanted to tell odin what it was like for you when you started school. Hi i'm isadora. And i'm from kalona. Bc i was scared for her go to kindergarten tail. But when you step into the classroom there's lots of nights kids and they play with you a lot more nine ali on his own. I listen cameras. Friday a stag. He done this. Yeah i'm the best thing about king is on is my friend and then new
How the Nickelodeon Logo Came to Be
"Zoo nickelodeon which launched in nineteen seventy nine was the very first channel devoted entirely to kids a great idea in concept but the head honchos had never really worked in children's entertainment so they didn't exactly know what they were doing and it took a while for nick to really figure it out maybe they could have cracked it sooner. If they'd had some clues from summer sanders. But i digress once. They got a better idea of what they were actually going for. Thanks in part to mtv co founder. Fred siebert who observed quote looney tunes and rock and roll had a lot of things in common and one of those things that was in common was a sort of subversion of the established world of parents of teachers of you know government and of the establishment and quotes. Zoo this channel for kids needed to subvert. Anything adults likes or told kids to do and thus quoting the ringer. A new logo and direction was born. One that spoke to that rejection of order. It was a mess. Literally the shape of a splat it was also an invitation to imagine. The nick logo was only splat. It could be any orange shape that you could dream of from an alligator
Kids News: Los Angeles Dodgers Ball Girl Tackles Pitch Invader to the Ground
"Ball girl for the los angeles dodgers making. What many are calling the play of the game college senior marisa rowe. Han did what seven security guards couldn't sunday night. She took down a fan who jumped into center field. The interloper was quick on his feet. He even hurdled. One attempted tackle as he raced into the infield but he didn't bet on the back girl wearing number ninety three and waiting for him near the first baseline as he neared. She leveled up and grab just enough of his jersey to flip him over the railing. And back into the stands. The crowd went wild and soden social media with posts calling her the mvp and some football fans asking their favorite teams to sign her to a contract as for the field crusher. He was hauled out of the stadium and likely banned for life
What Is Infastructure?
"Have you ever been in the car listening to the ten news. Of course and your parent or guardian hits a pothole or bump in the road and they probably say some kind of bad word after they hit it that something called an infrastructure problem. So what exactly is infrastructure. It's really anything that helps us live our lives the way we do the roads and bridges that you drive all over the country. You're drinking water railroad airport waterways and rivers you name it. Even your internet connection is considered part of the country's infrastructure. Oh man at a time. When we're still depending on internet virtual school in work there are some parts of the country that really struggle with getting online high speed broadband. Internet is hard to get in rural areas of the us. Sometimes they connection is so slow have to go to the library or find some other way to get online man as infrastructure gets older. There's been a lot of talk about the condition of a lot of these things. In fact the country gets graded on. How well it's infrastructure is maintained right now. Experts called civil engineers give the us a c. for overall condition of the nation's infrastructure. Are you kidding me. But some areas like roads and bridges aviation in airplanes and mass transit. Used to get people to work are being graded even lower. Were talking cs and ds. It's worrying because a lot of infrastructure issues have to do a safety if a bridge is structurally deficient. It's not safe to let people drive over it in as you can see. There are a lot of areas that need attention right now. So americans can have confidence in their infrastructure.
Shiny Treasuers: A Story and Meditation for Your Bedtime Routine
"Our story today is shiny treasures. Sira the sand crab was a little crab who loved to dig on her big beach for terasury. There's the other. Sand crabs would stay near the water but sira was brave and adventurous. She loved to dig for shiny things things that she couldn't ever find in the ocean sira loved the things she found. They made her wonder about other creatures in parts of the world that she hadn't experienced herself yet every time she found something it was like finding a treasure. Just hiding in the sand for sira to dig out. Sira collected all kinds of treasures from shiny bottle caps. Two beautiful shells to pretty white feathers. Sira would bring her treasures to the big banana leaf that she called help. The leaf covered a shallow hole. She had dug up on the beach far enough away from the water that tides would never flood it at night. Sira would snuggle up under the big banana leaf with her treasures. She would wake up when the sun shone through her leaf and start her day by digging for breakfast and for new treasures of course but one sunny afternoon. A gust of wind suddenly blew cyrus. Banana leaf away. Oh no thoughts. Ira there goes my leaf. It's sunny right now. But what if it rains. My treasures will get all wet at first. Poor sira didn't know what to do so she took a deep dragon breath and out
What's Inside the Earth?
"And welcome to the inquisitors podcast. You know what the surface of the earth looks like. It's covered with mountains and sandy beaches and dirt in the woods and sometimes it's covered in concrete where people have made cities. Most of the earth's surface is covered with oceans but what is under the surface. Is it just more dirt. Could we really dig all the way to china. Science says no we could not dig all the way to china cover. The inside of the earth is actually made of four very thick and very different layers starting from the center of the earth and working out toward the surface. The layers are the inner core the outer core the mantle and the crust. The inner core is a solid ball made of iron and nickel. These are both metal elements that are very heavy. They are also both magnetic. The inner core is fifteen hundred miles across. It's roughly the size of the moon and it's very very hot. The temperature down there is five thousand degrees celsius. The next layer is called the outer core the outer core is made of iron and nickel and sulfur and oxygen. It is even hotter than the inner core. It's six thousand degrees celsius. It's a liquid layer that flows around the solid inner core. The liquid moves by convection. That means that as some of the molecules heat up they rise and as other molecules cool down they fall. This liquid layer is constantly swirling because of the rising and falling molecules. They give it like a pot of boiling water. Bubbling and moving even when the pot is
Would You Rather: Lollipop vs. Gum Edition
"Today. We're going to play a little. Would you rather have you guys ever played. Would you rather i have. Yes so basically kids how this works at home. So i'm going to set up a little situation. And you just tell me which option you'd rather. Sometimes they're both good sometimes. They're not and you know that's kind of the fun is that they're hard choices right at game decisions. Yes very serious to. Would you rather a lollipop that lasts forever or gum. That never loses. It's flavor i would definitely prefer gum. That doesn't lose it's flavor yes. I have several questions though so either either of these. Do we have a reliable place like we put them somewhere. And i don't have to continuously be chewing gum or continuously eating the like. I know you. Fred will eat that gum. Because you'll leave it on your counter. Well i don't want that to happen either. So i'm but what i'm looking for is like can i put these things away and return to them and they will still be like. That are absolutely okay. Then i want the gum. I will keep it in my car. You like the gum to i. Do i like the gum. I would probably keep it in a little plastic case with decorations on it. Stickers and i would come back to it daily everlasting gum. Gum containers would be a big hit idle. It'd be it have something market. And i would probably have to have multiple gum containers because i might have different. Flavors of gum might have a strawberry guy more. And then i might have a grape gum gum that lasts forever so you'd always have good breath
Can Your Dog Tell When You're Lying?
"About it. Dogs can usually tell when you're lying to them. That's according to a new study out of the university of vienna involving two hundred sixty canines and their ability to detect. Researchers ran a number of experiments between dogs and humans in one dogs were presented with two bowls of food one containing a treat when told which bowl had the treat. The dogs listen to what they were told. But what happened. Next is truly revealing researchers. Then switch the bowls containing the treat in front of the dogs while sometimes leading a second person watch when told by the second person which bowl had the treat. The dogs only listened when that person had actually been in the room. Moreover dog scored better than kids and chimpanzees in past similar studies.
Sunset Singalong: A Calming Short Story for Children
"Our story today is sunset sing along fernando frog hopped from lily pad to lily pad. In excitement he had a wonderful idea. He was so excited for a moment. He didn't notice a shadow overhead. It was dragon hulo dragon. Fernando called lovely. Day isn't it. Dragons smiled at fernando and nodded enthusiastically. Are you busy this evening. Right around sunset. Fernando asked dragon dragon nodded. No dragon was not busy this evening. Right around sunset. Then please come back here. At that time. There will be a special frog concert tonight. Fernando said with enthusiasm dragons eyebrows shot up in surprise and then dragon smiled with up. Big big smile. Please invite anyone else you see to fernando called and drag. It nodded enthusiastically immediately. Dragon took off to find the others and tell them about the special concert. Fernando again hopped excitedly from lily pad to lily pad. This was going to be a special concert. He had to find felicity freddie and frieda frogs and enlist their help. Fernando found his frog friends on the other side of the pond sitting amongst the cool reads friends he called. I would like to give a special concert tonight. Will you sing with me. Of course said frito cheerfully great idea ready chimed in. How fun said felicity with a big smile.
What if a Dog Got a Nintendo Switch?
"Read. The dog was very excited because his friend. Everett had a present for him. All every it's doing eight to see you. Thanks for coming to visit me all the way and what. therefore i know has really long track. Did you get me something. Yes oh it looks like some nato kind of thing like a box with buttons on do i do. I need and eat it. Is that what i do. Oh what is it called. I mean tino sweets. Oh nintendo switch. Wow i have no idea. What dad is fred. Nevertheless took out this nintendo switch and started pushing buttons wildly. Emmy am i doing it right. Am i pointing the buttons with my tongue light. No you played in ten switch where you buy like these game cards and you can put them in. And then you can click on the game with the buttons with buttons or you've caused and you click them and then like play the games with the little joy cards. Oh i see you know. That's really strange. Because what if well. Certainly this big button appeared in the middle of the nintendo switch and it says suck everett and emmy inside of the nintendo which it's a really big button. I don't know how it says that. But i'm just going to press it real quick. Well see what happened. As he press the button. Emmy and everett suddenly got sucked into what if world and into the video game and some of what if world got sucked into this video game as well just leaving fred floating around playing the game and a big blank void you too. Okay and i. I just push the button. Yeah oh boy. Oh boy oh boy. I'm more into like a puzzle games and the games where we explore our motion haw. What's this heart button. This just keeps growing new buttons. Do you think you should push the button now after what just happened. Do not push the button fred. Okay i will not put the by. I promise i'm just going to turn around and sit on intendo intendo which no one can push the buttons and nothing else happens but when he sat on the nintendo switch of course his bottom pushed the button
Why Do Humans Wear Clothes?
"Mining's alethia from barbecue in ohio in six years ago. My question is why hoon's have to wear clothes. Many people think we started wearing clothing for practical reasons of warmth and protection basically my nine zombie charts and i'm address historian so i spend my time thinking about clouds in the past. And what plates can teach us about history. Ambush chart is going to guide us through a little bit of the history of the clothes we wear and why we wear them as she answers. The questions you've sent us like bacteria olivia's we didn't have like a lot of other animals steve so when modern humans began moving away from very warm places like continental africa into colder parts of the world. We need to protect ourselves. Somehow we need to wear something to keep us warm if it's very snowy outside or if it's very cold so this is one answer that we workloads for protection
The Story of the Red Bandanas
"Upon a time. A boy named berry decided he was going to catch a leprechaun. This is the story of how he succeeded and of how he failed. It all started. When berries uncle darren visited from ireland he sat with barry and told him all kinds of stories. They were the folktales of the old country. Full of pujols and giants and fairies and leprechauns berry wasn't a very imaginative boy and most of the magic of the stories was lost on him. Except of course for the stories about gold berry would pepper his uncle with questions long after his parents had told him to give it a rest for his part uncle. Darren was happy to answer always with a laughing gleam in his eyes. So how much gold a leprechaun's have berry would ask is wide and greedy more gold than you could fit. In this whole house. Darren would say more gold than you could ever spend. Oh i'm gonna get it. I'm gonna get all the gold uncle. Darren laughed lots of tried. But leprechauns are a tricky sort. They're almost impossible to catch. And even if you do catch them you have to keep them close because because because what. What do you do berry asked with rapt attention. Oh i tell you boy. But i'm awful. Thirsty uncle darren would reply looking sadly into his empty mug wall. Get you a drink berry. Said leaping to fill his uncle's glass when it was topped off berry took a sip and then side contentedly. Where were we the leprechaun's you were going to tell me how to keep one. Oh that's right that's right so you have to keep your eyes on them because if you look away they'll disappear no way. Oh yes way they'll disappear. It's true but if it keep your eyes on them and ask them firmly they'll have to show you where they hide their gold and they won't be able to light here so you get your hands on one. You look him square in the eyes and tell them to bring it to the treasure before you let them
Why Couldn't the World's Fastest Man Listen to Music?
"Here's your i joke. Why couldn't the world's fastest man listen to music. Because he broke the record. A record is a disc with music on it that you can play on a record player but a record can break easily. People used to listen to records much more. Before we played our music on our phones or computers
Space Tourism Blasts Off
"The world has been buzzing about space lately as more and more rockets take off from our planet but the latest launches aren't from governments or organizations that you used to like nasa instead. Several billionaires and their companies have gotten into a bit of a space race on july first richard branson who owns space company. Virgin galactic became the first person to get to space in a rocket that he funded cool ends on july twenty first amazon founder. Jeff bezos flew a few miles higher than branson and a rocket called new shepherd nice. Each flight was about ten minutes long. Both virgin galactic and bezos company. Blue origin have stated that. They're looking to popularize space tourism. But right now they're charging big bucks for the privilege. Virgin is currently charging two hundred fifty thousand dollars a seat and while blue origin. Tickets aren't opened for the public to buy yet. One of bazo seat meets ponied up. Twenty eight million dollars for the first ride. These flights represents a new era for space travel. But they've also been controversial. Critics have questioned the amount of money being spent on this endeavor instead of donating to causes and solving problems here on earth especially in the midst of a pandemic but besides being joyrides for the rich and famous experts. Say that these space vehicles could one day have something to offer the science world. Scientists who want to conduct experiments in low. Gravity haven't been able to go aboard flights at all. The ships are unmanned bummer. That could change in the future scientists. Hope that they could study questions. Like how living things respond to the move from. Gravity to
Bobbie Rosenfeld: The Olympian Who Could Do Everything
"Are not an ideal outfit for running now. They might sound unfamiliar to our ears today. But these puffed up pantaloons once grace the bottom halves and cavs of plenty of young women in the early nineteen. Hundreds there called pup tent bloomers because as pants. They're so big that they kinda look like those pup tents that soldiers would cover themselves in while sleeping underneath the stars even if you don't think they look like pup tents and i'll be the first to admit that they don't exactly in the nineteen ninety s. We would call these things hammer pants but they probably used about as much fabric as a pup tent did they were big bill louis and could balloon with air so not good athletic. Wear for someone trying to run fast. They'd catch the wind like a sail. Nevertheless there stood young. Bobbie rosenfeld at the starting line of a foot race that she hadn't even planned on running. She was being cheered on by oliver softball teammates wearing her wind. Grabby it's pup tent. Bloomers she was at a citywide picnic plate in a softball game but knowing how fast she was on the base paths. Her teammates convinced her to enter a one hundred meter dash. That just happened to be taking place nearby. She said yes without much thought and the next thing she knew the starting pistol was fired. Twelve point one seconds later bobby crossed the finish line before anyone else seemingly out of nowhere. A man came running up to her asking questions. Like where did you come from. Who are you. Have you run in competition before. And when he asked her if she knew who she had beaten. Bobby shrugged and said no. He told her that she had beaten canadian champion. Rosa gross. Bobby thought that was pretty cool. Then he asked. Do you know how faster time was bobby again. Said no he told her. It was twelve point. One seconds. The canadian record.
Who is Karate Kid 2.0, Luigi Akiau?
"If you're listening to this absurd in july or august of twenty twenty one re probably following the olympic games that are happening right now in tokyo japan. Do you know the karate is one of five new sports. That came out in the games this year. The others are surfing sport climbing skateboarding and baseball. Why am i talking about this. Because our guest is a fierce karate athletes by only being nine years. Old you told us all about his routine and how. He prepares to be a champion every single day. So raise a glass and welcome my old friend in new guest luigia so they participating in welcome to the show so let's started with the questions. What do you like to do. When you're not practicing or competing. What i like to do what not to competing is usually i like to just play with my friends or go blaze with my my mom. My dad my family. Are i go to my room. I play some video games in watch. Tv okay that's nice one. And where did you start practicing karate. I started synchrony. Two years ago and i started boxing at florida. Crotty clubs. she thought you do still practice today. yes cool. How's your daily routine okay. So my daily routine is when i wake up on a monday i wake up. Sometimes i miss breakfast. 'cause the late i go to school and then when i come back basically free the whole day unlike free for the time being i get online video games but tv some food. I can rest. And then after that a good crowd for one hour. I go there at five because it takes thirty minutes to get there. It starts at six ends at seven and then after that i go home and eat dinner. If i have time i'll watch some more. Tv and then go to
Bugs Week: Morning Riddles
"It's bugs week and today we've got some riddles about crawley critters to puzzle your noggin. Here's your first one. This bug has two big claws and a tale. That can hurt it. Looks like a small lobster that you find in the desert. What type of bug is this scorpion. A scorpion switzer rushing to the other side of the top of your mouth. Don't brush too hard scorpions type of arachne. It that means they have eight legs like spiders. Scorpions have to sharp pincers in the front of their body. That looks sort of like the clause of the lobster or crab and they have a long tail with a stinger at the end. Scorpions used their singers to inject poison into whatever they want to eat. Switzer rushing to the bottom of your mouth and keep on brushing. Here's your next riddle. This bug is like a lamp lighting up the woods at night. They fly around in till there but turns on the light. What bug is this. Fires lies firefly's fireflies or lightning. Bugs are the little bugs that light up the woods at night. Their butts laid up like a light bulb using something called bio blooming essence. What i'll explain after you switch you're brushing to the other side of the bottom of your mouth and brush the molars in the way back. Bioluminescence is how certain animals create light bio means. Life and luminescence means cold. Light like a light that isn't made with fire or heat. Animals who bio luminescence can create light in their bodies using chemical reactions firefly's mixed special chemicals in their butts to make them light up
The Story of Pecos Bill and the Tornado
"Once upon a time in the wild west a little boy named bill fell off a wagon by the side of the pecos river. Now a normal baby would have cried. His eyes out that this boy was different. He crawled up to a mama coyote and just acted like one of her pups. It was a little hard with him. Not being as hairy. But he was raised by the coyotes for years until his older brother eventually found him and brought him home years later after that he went by the name of paco's spill and as he got older he became famous for being the toughest bronco buster there ever was and he proved it time and time again. Now in case you're a greenhorn. A bronco buster is someone who gets horses used to a saddle. Some horses are okay with being britain but others not so much the fastest and strongest horses. The best for rough riding would fight the saddle. They had to be ridden through the fighting until they got used to it to make that happen someone would have to try and ride while they were still wild. Of course the stallions would buck and spin and kick and jump and go absolutely wild until they sent their writer into the dirt. It was a hard job and bronco busters where the people they called when someone couldn't break a horse themselves and when you had a horse too tough to mean to downright nasty for a buster. You called paco's bill. Bill would travel around the wild parts of america looking for adventure and boy did he find it on his travels. He singlehandedly doug the mississippi river battled the bear lake monster to a standstill and fell in love with a wild woman who rode giant catfish down the rivers. And all that. It's just the first go round in the rodeo of bills life
Where Do All the Penguins Live?
"Oh that's another really good all the penguins in the world except one lives in what is called the southern hemisphere. The part of the world below the equator so there are no penguins in the north where we live. There are no payments. You see a polar bear. You won't see penguins so penguins all live in southern hemisphere from the equator to the south me. And there's one penguin that it's actually found inland northern hemisphere that crosses the equator in only one and that one penguin is the galapagos penguin and there is one little colony of those winds found. Exactly one half mile north of the equator in the galapagos islands. And that's the only penguin that lives in the northern hemisphere to go see all eighteen species of penguins. You had to go to some pretty far flung places. Yeah i i have been to some very very very remote places places that you can only get to by special arrangement antarctica's very far away hard to get to an antarctica surrounded by an ocean which makes it even harder in in that ocean lots of little islands and some of those islands are the only place you can see a particular species of penguin. So you've got to figure out how to get to really far away islands. But they're beautiful. When it was higher it was a lot of fun
Why Do Elephants Like Peanuts?
"I am alice. I'm eight years old. I live in houston texas and my question is why do elephants like peanuts. Thank you great question analysis. When we're learning about animals. We tend to get our information from a lot of different places what we read what we if we can observe an animal and sometimes what we watch on. Tv and the idea that elephants like peanuts probably comes from the cartoons and movies. We've watched over. The years elephants are herbivores. That means they eat grasses and bark vegetation in zoos. They'll eat fruits and vegetables hay and sometimes pellets of food. That kind of look like pet food. The connection between elephants and peanuts is that in early. Zoos and circuses. Lots of peanuts for sold for human visitors to eat sometimes. These zoos and circuses would let humans feed the animals. And just like your dog might sometimes eat people food if you give him or her. Some the elephants would eat. The peanuts got offered these days. Zoos don't let you feed the animals and that's a good thing. Biologists and veterinarians say peanuts army. Great food for elephants so while it's funny to see elephants. Eat peanuts cartoons. They don't do it in the wild and it's not really a food. they like better than anything else.
Shelter Pet Parade: A Guided Meditation and Story for Kids
"Our story today is a shelter pet parade. Five new arrival landed our island airport. They were labeled handle with care in five very special containers. Were gilbert the goldfish mustard. Be the parakeet mri. The dog kit. The cat and larry the iguana on the flight over the five had been talking. They were all being transferred to our way. I learned animal shelter so that they all could find their forever families and be adopted. At first they all felt nervous. Not knowing where our island wise or what would happen when they arrived missy dog encouraged all of them to take a deep drag in breath in and out so that they would feel less nervous. She was grateful. They were all together and she told them she had heard that away. Island was a very nice place with people who loved their pets very much and considered them to be part of the family. And that's what each shelter pet wanted a forever family. The airplane ride had been noisy but not too long ago and after they landed their carriers were brought off the plane and immediately placed into an air conditioned van. A man checked on each of them to make sure they were ok as he checked each one. He called them by name. Larry iguana the man read off the tag peaking in. How are you doing fellow. Larry sat quietly feeling glad that the airplane ride was done mustard be parakeets. How are you little birdie. The man said mustard be ruffled. Her father's also feeling glad the airplane ride was done and gilbert goldfish man. Read from the tech What a great name he. Exclaimed gilbert swam around with enthusiasm ms kit kat. The man appearing in. Don't worry sweetie you'll be at the shelter soon. Everyone is very nice. You are safe. Kit was very frightened but the man's soothing voice made her feel a little less scared.
What Is a Drought and Why Does It Happen?
"What is a drought. And what does it do. Drought is when we're not getting the precipitation that we need for our forests are rivers or reservoirs are crops orchards. A drought makes it hard for our forests for our rivers for our farmers It makes it harder for cities to supply the drinking water. So it's a big deal that affects everybody in new mexico in. It's not just in new mexico that there's a drought. There's drought happening in other parts of the country and other parts of the world to more hearing about forest fires and dry dry up in the north western united states and in places like oregon and washington which we think of as temperate rainforests and yet are those in drought too. And how can that be. Yeah we've been seeing a drought kind of moving all around the southwestern united states for basically about twenty years kind of shifting all we can see it kind of shifting all over the place but but it can happen anywhere remember a few years ago georgia was in a very bad drought. The northwestern united states is struggling with that. I grew up in connecticut. And that's where my mom still lives. And even she has to deal with drought sometimes so it can happen any place for new mexico and the southwestern united states one of the big things that we see is we're already in arid state where already a pretty dry state right. We don't get that much rain. And so as our temperature increases because of climate change that warming makes us even drier
How Paganini Inspired Franz Liszt
"When franz liszt was twenty he went to a concert by violinist niccolo. Paganini the first superstar classical musician panini was as big as any rockstar today and he put on a great show. He was pale and thin. The dressed in black. He also memorized all his music which most performers didn't do them and he came up with new very difficult effects on his instrument. Missed left pag concert thinking. That's what i want to do. So he invented the solo piano recital with the piano facing sideways on the stage so that the audience could watch his hands and face
The Man Who Never Returned
"The man who never returned the train chug worst clatter to a stop at the platform the crowds inside who wanted to get off started pushing against the crowd outside who wanted to get on there was a messy push poll of crowds flowing past each other and charlie felt himself being pulled along by their tied he was swept into the train and found himself an empty spot to stand between someone holding a bag of onions that smelled like shoes. And someone else with shoes. That smelled like onions. Just another wonderful boston morning. On the metropolitan transit authority or the mta for short. Charlie lived near kendall square in cambridge. But he worked in downtown boston so the train was every morning he would get up early. Pack himself a sandwich and kiss his son and wife goodbye then it was a short walk to the mta station where he would be swept into his morning train those days. It cost ten cents to ride. That seems pretty cheap. But charlie only earned eighty cents an hour so he had to budget carefully. Of course all the careful planning in the world won't save you when the tax man comes. The wheels of government are slow but heavy when they come rolling and that day they were about to roll right over old charlie as he settled into his ride he noticed new signs hung up all over the train. They read new exit tax five cents an exit tax. He muttered. What's that about. Don't you read. The paper said the man with shoes that smelled like onions. The politicians get ten cents to get on. Now that taken five cents to get off they literally gonna nickel-and-dime us to death. When does it start. Charlie asked he only brought diamond day and he had already spent that to get on the train. It starts today said the man with onions. That smelled like shoes.
The Freezation of Pam McGee
"The freeze ation of pam mcgee. There are strange things done in the mid day sun by those who searched for spoil the desert sands have their hidden plans. That would set your blood to boil. The pharaohs tombs have seen strange dooms but the strangest they did ever see. Was that day on the edge of oasis hedge. I froze up old pam. Mcgee now pam mcgee was from kittery where the snowfall blasts and blows why. She left home from the north to roam around the desert. No one knows she was always hot but the endless thought of gold held her in spell though she'd often say in her brazen way she'd sooner swim a well. Well it all happened. Because i was her captain. We joined up after the war. We figured a duo could find their way through. All the desert may have in store with camel stout us to set out to search the sands for wealth and like a crown. The son weighed down and tried to sap our health one. Summer's day we tracked are way over the dawson. Pass talk of heat through son or sheet. It burned like boiling gas in an open. I rough sand would fly until we couldn't see it wasn't fun but the only one to gripe was pam mcgee and as it rose the sun imposed a dreadful pressing fire the canteens mon dry as a bone. We feared that we'd expire and though it felt we'd begun to melt. Our goal was still ahead. We'd reach the edge of oasis hedge or else we'd both be dead and that very noon like pebble-strewn. We struggled in the sand. The camels fed sun overhead. We staggered stripped and tanned. Pam turned to me and cap says she. I'm all cashed in. i guess. And when. I'm through i'm asking you please grant one last request. She seemed so low that i couldn't say no. Then she rasped out in a moan. It's the curse it heat. It's got me beat. I'm melting skin and bone.