Wright Brothers First Powered Controlled Flight (1903.12.17)

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On December 17, 1903, two brothers of Dayton, Ohio, with an absence of prescribed engineering teaching challenged gravity in their odd flying craft above the dunes of North Carolina’s distant Outer Banks.

We take flight for “Walking The Blues Away” on KRNN Juneau fm 102.7 Saturday 12/16 at 5 pm on the eve of the Kitty Hawk triumph.  Find out how blues music can celebrate the wonderful flight.

 

 

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Fiorello La Guardia (1882.12.11)

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LAGUARDIA ON CROSSCURRENTS, 12/11:  Crusader all his life in the interests of the underprivileged and the oppressed, the three-time mayor of New York, Fiorello La Guardia was born on this date in 1882.  The mayor is hosting Gavin and Wyatt in his office.  John will be hosting a La Guardia celebration to which you are invited on Crosscurrents, 12/11 at 8 am.

International Animal Rights Day (2017.12.10)

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International Animal Rights Day (IARD) aims to serve the same purpose as it does every year – reminding human beings that every creature on the planet deserves to be treated with equal kindness and respect.

ANIMAL RIGHTS ON WTBA 12/09 KRNN JUNEAU FM 102.7:  You are invited to join us for blues music to mark Animal Rights Day on the eve thereof.

“Only when we have become nonviolent towards all life will we have learned to live well with others.”
― César Chávez

“The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men.”
― Leonardo da Vinci

“I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being.”
― Abraham Lincoln

A sentient animal is one for whom feelings matter
Professor John Webster
, University of Bristol.

 

Southside Johnny (1948.12.04)

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SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY ON CROSSCURRENTS, 12/4:  A singer and songwriter who leads his band “The Asbury Jukes” from the New Jersey shore, “Southside” Johnny Lyons was born on this date in 1948.  You are invited to celebrate the birthday of Southside Johnny with some quintessential “New Jersey sound” musicians on Crosscurrents, 12/4 at 8 am.

Dogs and Pilots in the Cockpit for the Holidays (2017.12.01)

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per CNBC (and Doggedly Yours) news staff ……

American Airlines: ‘Only a few hundred’ flights during the holidays lack pilots (or dogs) after a scheduling glitch

  • American Airlines says pilots (and dogs) are stepping up to the plate (or dog food bowl) to take unstaffed flights  (or obedience competitions).

    A scheduling glitch (nearly an event disqualification) gave too many American Airlines pilots vacation (or nap time) over the holidays.

    The airline offered the pilots 150 percent of their hourly pay (or extra biscuit treats).

 

Time Magazine called…

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Hello Fellow Americans,

       As Donald Trump proclaimed on Twitter:

       Time Magazine called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named “Man (Person) of the Year,” like last year, but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot. I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!

       Sure… just like they called Gavin and Wyatt,

but discovered they were dogs not persons and they would have to agree to obedience training and a major gun dog shoot.  They said probably a bark and took a piss.  Woof anyway?

Labor Day & Dogs (2017.09.04)

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LABOR DAY & CROSSCURRENTS, 9/4:  The first Monday in September, honors the American labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.  Gavin and Wyatt have joined some iron workers in the air for an on-the-job lunch as you are invited to join the on-air celebration on Crosscurrents, 9/4 at 8 am.