This week on the podcast, Christine Caine discusses the importance of overcoming shame, how to find healing, and the amazing work her anti-human trafficking organization A21 is doing around the world. And, for Shauna’s last episode, we have listeners call in to get her very best party hosting and pest control advice. We also debate the best strategies for beating an “escape room,” listen to the Chewbacca Lady get autotuned, discuss a major development with “Arrested Development” and much, much more! Read More
According to the BBC, a group of more than 100 scientists believe the Rio Olympics should be postponed or moved to another country "in the name of public health." The scientists penned an open letter and posted it to the website Rio Olympics Later. They say that the "new scientific findings that underscore the seriousness of that problem," along with WHO declaring zika a "public health emergency of international concern," make the case. The letter is clear that this group doesn't want the games canceled, just delayed or moved.
Earlier in May, the International Olympic Committee said it didn't anticipate having to cancel, delay or move the Rio games, but the IOC medical director Richard Budgett said they "would continue to monitor the situation closely."
The letter gives seven reasons why the games should be moved or postponed, including,
Rio de Janeiro is highly affected by Zika. Brazil's government reports Rio de Janeiro state has the second-highest number of probable Zika cases in the country (32,000) and the fourth-highest incidence rate (195 per 100,000), demonstrating active transmission. ... That Rio's health system is so severely weakened as to make a last-minute push against Zika impossible.
As yet, there's no response from the Olympic committee. Discuss
You've heard his name all your life. And you probably learned the emergency technique he invented. But what's ironic is that Henry Heimlich never actually used his famous maneuver. Until recently.
The doctor, who in the 1970s invented the widely-taught, often-used "Heimlich Maneuver," finally used the maneuver named after him for the first time. Heimlich, who is 96 years old, now lives in a senior living facility. At a recent meal, one of his fellow residents started choking on her meal. Before the maitre d' for the dining room could get to the woman, Heimlich had sprung into action and dislodged the whatever food the women was choking on.
Heimlich told the Cincinnati Enquirer, “When I used it, and she recovered quickly it made me appreciate how wonderful it has been to be able to save all those lives.”
Remember the golden age of literature? A time when all books worth reading featured young protagonists with names like Encyclopedia Brown, Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys, who spent their childhoods exclusively solving mysteries? If so, we have good news. Several movies based on The Boxcar Children series are in the works.
The studios Shout! Factory and Legacy Classics have announced that they are working on at least four animated movies based on the series about a bunch of orphan siblings who live in an abandoned train. (Which, let’s be honest, is pretty sad when you think about it.)
Considering they are making four movies in two years, they will probably be straight-to-streaming productions. But, if you’re just looking for some nostalgia for the days when the Scholastic Book Fair was the biggest event on the school calendar, than these may make for some fun binge watching. Discuss