JUNE 2014
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June 30, 2014 Today’s Weather Minute AUDIO PODCAST
June 30, 2014 Richard’s Poor Almanac AUDIO PODCAST
Siberian Tunguska event flattens 80 million trees this day in 1908, Archduke Franz Ferdinand assassinated 100 years ago in Sarajevo, precipitating First World War, Man Mountain Dean born this day in 1891.

June 27, 2014 Today’s Weather Minute AUDIO PODCAST
June 27, 2014 Richard’s Poor Almanac AUDIO PODCAST
Mutiny aboard Battleship Potemkin this day in 1905, Nixon in Soviet Union, blues singer/songwriter Doc Pomus born this day in 1925.

Excerpt from ‘Battleship Potemkin’ (1925) by S. Eisenstein
In the kitchen with Nixon and Khrushchev, 1959
Ray Charles sings ‘Lonely Avenue,’ written by Doc Pomus

June 25, 2014 Richard’s Poor Almanac AUDIO PODCAST
George Armstrong Custer killed in battle this day in 1876 at the Little Bighorn, blows chance for political office, Black Elk speaks about Custer’s mistakes, The Beatles in first worldwide satellite hookup explain all we might need, Michael Jackson dies on this day five years ago, Eddie Floyd born this day in 1935 and Dylan Thomas and the value of a poem.

Eddie Floyd ‘KNOCK ON WOOD’ Stax Records, 1966

June 26, 2014 Today’s Weather Minute AUDIO PODCAST
June 25, 2014 Today’s Weather Minute AUDIO PODCAST
June 24, 2014 Today’s Weather Minute AUDIO PODCAST
June 24, 2014 Richard’s Poor Almanac AUDIO PODCAST
Outbreak of dance fever strikes Aachen, Germany, on this day 640 years ago, remnants of infection remain among us today, Diana Ross signals her discomfort with professional pressures, likening infatuation with more serious disease, Albert Camus finds thoughts of summer a comfort in winter, like who doesn't?

Bass player James Jamerson leads the Funk Bros. rhythm section in one of the later sessions for
‘Love is like an itching in my heart’
(1965)

The Supremes (Diana Ross, Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson, sing
‘Itching in my heart’ on primetime national network television
in May 1966 to promote the single.

Outtake: 1st manned U.S. hot-air
balloon flight, June 24, 1784

June 23, 2014 Today’s Weather Minute AUDIO PODCAST
June 23, 2014 Richard’s Poor Almanac AUDIO PODCAST
Mutinous sailors onboard Discovery set Henry Hudson, his teenage son and seven crewmen adrift on this day in 1611, Wiley Post and Harold Gatty embark on record-setting aeronautic circumnavigation, Gary Busey blows a quarter million on Buddy Holly’s guitar, Diana Ross answers to drunken driving charge while in mid-rehab in Arizona, Truman Capote on summer in the city.
June 20, 2014 Today’s Weather Minute AUDIO PODCAST
June 20, 2014 Richard’s Poor Almanac AUDIO PODCAST
Saturday is summer solstice, Wernher von Braun not pleased with tasteless American food, storied Tallahatchie Bridge collapses after vandalism on this day in 1972, Japanese shell Oregon coast near Columbia River this day in 1942, Ayman al-Zawahiri celebrates his birthday this week. Cheer up, Ayman. Life is short! F. Scott Fitzgerald on summer’s renewal.
June 19, 2014 Today’s Weather Minute AUDIO PODCAST
June 19, 2014 Richard’s Poor Almanac AUDIO PODCAST
Roanoke Island could have been the birthplace of the first Thanksgiving, but no, and why not? Mosquitoes? No one knows! Julius and Ethel Rosenberg executed on this date in 1953 for nuclear espionage — say again why the 1950s are remembered as happy days — Guy Lombardo and Lou Gehrig born this day, Jorge Borges on his existential quandary.
June 18, 2014 Today’s Weather Minute AUDIO PODCAST
June 18, 2014 Richard’s Poor Almanac AUDIO PODCAST
Mountaineer George Mallory's mummified remains found on Mount Everest 75 years after he disappears, obscure Roman emperor Leo III The Isaurean wants his people to stop worshiping icons, but nowadays, everything's an icon of one sort or another, Bertrand Russell takes a shot at the difference between stupid people and the rest of us.
June 17, 2014 Today’s Weather Minute AUDIO PODCAST
June 17, 2014 Richard’s Poor Almanac AUDIO PODCAST
Vlad the Impaler vs. Mehmed the Conqueror: It's a draw; John Hersey born this day in 1914; Barry Manilow meets Bob Dylan; Will Rogers cracks wise.

June 16, 2014 Today’s Weather Minute AUDIO PODCAST
June 16, 2014 Richard’s Poor Almanac AUDIO PODCAST
Republic of Hawaii annexed to U.S. in 1897 in first Pacific land grab, manifest destiny gets its feet wet, Irish author James Joyce goes on his first date with the love of his life on this day in 1904 and saxophone giant Lucky Thompson born on this day in 1924.

June 13, 2014 Richard’s Poor Almanac AUDIO PODCAST
Brown University built with money from West African slave trade, obscure Roman emperors you might not know about, but, really, seventeen-hundred years ago? Why bother? Nobel laureate W.B. Yeats born this day in 1865 and born this day Bobby Freeman, 17, has a hit 1958 record with a long crossover afterlife.
June 13, 2014 Today’s Weather Minute AUDIO PODCAST

June 12, 2014 Today’s Weather Minute AUDIO PODCAST
Arthur Schopenhauer on freedom, Medgar Evers shot to death in Jackson, Mississippi, 1963; Voice of Basketball Marv Albert has tips for a lively love life; and Iranians suffer through historic drought.

Excerpt: Today in History: June 12 2:27

June 10, 2014 Today’s Weather Minute AUDIO PODCAST
Bridget Bishop executed this day in 1692, convicted of witchcraft; bluesman Howlin' Wolf born this day in 1910; researchers say sleep promotes memory and Americans just not getting enough.
June 9, 2014 Today’s Weather Minute AUDIO PODCAST
Jacques Cartier discovers the St. Lawrence River, names Canada; moon rock analysis proves our favorite satellite created by planetary collision, the Great Sphinx might be far more ancient that anybody wants to believe, all in today’s minute.
June 6, 2014 Today’s Weather Minute AUDIO PODCAST
70 years pass since the launch of D-Day at Normandy, France, 1944, beginning the liberation of Europe, nobody cares how awesome you are at your job and Stanford geneticists think they've proven that being blonde doesn't necessarily make you unintelligent, all in today’s minute.
June 5, 2014 Today’s Weather Minute AUDIO PODCAST
Researchers (whoever THEY are) think bad attitudes lead to dementia in old age and dogs collaborated with human hunters to engineer the quaternary extinction of the delicious wooley mammoth and other megafauna, all in today's weather minute.
June 4, 2014 Today’s Weather Minute AUDIO PODCAST
New spermbots take care of business, Daniel scores a new job, hurricane naming convention crashes into inevitable sexism imbroglio, all in today's minute.
June 3, 2014 Today’s Weather Minute AUDIO PODCAST
Velveeta — what is it? and sixth major extinction may be here even sooner than we've planned for. Are you prepared? Bring a flashlight! all in today's minute.
June 2, 2014 Today’s Weather Minute AUDIO PODCAST
P.T. Barnum takes his show on the road with feature attraction, George Washington’s 161-year-old wet nurse, a sucker is born every minute, Bo Diddley dies on this day in 2008 and at least one food critic finds the new food substitute, Soylent, to be a joyless experience — where is Charlton Heston when we most need him? all in today’s minute.

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