MAY 2014
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May 30, 2014 Today’s Weather Minute AUDIO PODCAST
Buckaroo Banzai inside your head, who killed Christopher Marlowe? Andrew Jackson defends his wife’s honor — or does he just like shooting people? And the First Balkan War brings us — Albania!
May 29, 2014 Today’s Weather Minute AUDIO PODCAST
Rutland Herald content editor Rich Alcott shares local weather information and easily digestible news information: Vladimir Nabokov on love and memory, Paris shaken by Stravinsky’s ‘Rite of Spring’, the sinking of the RMS Empress of Ireland, shrinking dinosaurs, all in today’s minute.
May 28, 2014 Today’s Weather Minute AUDIO PODCAST
Michael Ignatieff on the transitory afterlife of memory, Matthias Rust not only violates Soviet airspace, he lands his Cessna in Red Square right next to the Kremlin, Audie Murphy dies this day in 1971, El Nino shaping up to be a humdinger, all in today's minute.

May 27, 2014 Today’s Weather Minute AUDIO PODCAST
Golden Gate Bridge opens this day in 1937, becomes popular spot for parachute-less base jumping, happy birthday: Wild Bill Hickok in 1837, gigantic flightless birds might have survived into the 19th century, all in today's minute.

May 27, 2014 Extended: ‘Wild Bill’ Hickok 2:17

May 26, 2014 Today’s Weather Minute AUDIO PODCAST
Rutland Herald content editor Rich Alcott shares local weather information and easily digestible news tidbits: Coco Chanel on time management, Mamie Smith with her ‘Crazy Blues’ is the first blues vocal recorded by an African-American woman, last Model-T rolls off assembly line, human beings just might be nearly as smart as fruit flies, all in today's minute.

May 24, 2014 Extended: John Brown 2:11

May 23, 2014 Today’s Weather Minute AUDIO PODCAST
Franz Mesmer runs his game from Vienna to Paris and back again, mad monk mystic hypnotist Abbe Faria mesmerizes Europe, Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke falls from grace, say goodbye to high mountain glaciers, all in today's minute.

May 23, 2014 Extended: Franz Mesmer 1:55

May 22, 2014 Today’s Weather Minute AUDIO PODCAST
Bob Dylan becomes a man, Fats Domino’s gig shut down, Florence Ballard fired from Supremes, Iranians arrested for public happiness, all in today’s minute.

May 22, 2014 Extended: Florence Ballard 1:17

May 21, 2014 Today’s Weather Minute AUDIO PODCAST
Mary Campbell abducted, 1758, held in captivity for six years, ‘Demon Core’ kills Manhattan District scientists, then becomes the first A-bomb tested after World War II at Bikini Atoll in South Pacific, inspiring French swimwear designer, all in today’s minute.

May 20, 2014 Today’s Weather Minute AUDIO PODCAST
H-bomb tests at Bikini Atoll not a publicity stunt to promote first Godzilla movie in 1956, Krakatoa erupts on this day in 1883 —the seismic activity can be felt around the world and the sound of the explosion can be heard in Perth, Australia, Amelia Earhart aims for Paris, lands in an Irish field, first woman to solo by air across Atlantic.

Outtake: Today in History 0520 2:10

May 19, 2014 Today’s Weather Minute AUDIO PODCAST
Happy birthday, Ho Chi Minh, Malcolm X, Amy Fisher shoots Mary Jo Buttafuoco in the face on this day in 1992, the FBI begins exhaustive probe into ‘Louie Louie’ lyrics, August Wilson on demons and angels, and research shows animals have abstract reasoning skills.
May 16, 2014 Today’s Weather Minute AUDIO PODCAST
Happy birthday, Adrienne Rich, Danny Trejo, The first trans-Atlantic flight was NOT Col. Lindbergh! Malcolm X, skeletal evidence might prove Asian ancestry of Native American tribes.
May 15, 2014 Today’s Weather Minute AUDIO PODCAST
Triple-digits along the West Coast, James Mason, Richard Avedon share birthdays, Rainer Maria Rilke on the impermanance of it all.
May 14, 2014 Today’s Weather Minute AUDIO PODCAST
Happy birthday, U. Utah Phillips, Wavy Gravy, Ralph Steadman, Capt. Meriwether Lewis and Lt. William Clark depart on expedition to explore Louisiana Purchase on this day in 1804, Christopher Hitchens explains the difference between dogs and cats and maritime archaeologists find what they believe is the wreck of the Santa Maria.

May 13, 2014 Today’s Weather Minute AUDIO PODCAST
When you sail off to settle a new world, don’t forget to bring along a few good farmers, tip for Nixon in Caracas: Pack a spare suit, West Antarctica ice sheet heads for major meltdown, all in today’s minute.

Excerpt: Jamestown 1:07
Excerpt: Nixon in Caracas 0:42

May 12, 2014 Today’s Weather Minute AUDIO PODCAST
Mission accomplished: Opium Laws enacted, 1919, 1928; Jerry Lee ‘The Killer’ Lewis divorces wife three out of seven after she gets out of puberty, Florence Nightingale records her voice for posterity and nuclear fallout takes a Hollawood toll.
May 09, 2014 Today’s Weather Minute AUDIO PODCAST
Happy anniversary OPERATION DOMINIC nuking among other places Christmas Island so cool headline: U.S. nukes Christmas, also the coast of California, where, now, using more than your rationed share of tap water will cost serious money, shouts to Wayne Newton and Roman Payne says cities have personalities.
May 08, 2014 Today’s Weather Minute AUDIO PODCAST
Rutland Herald content editor Rich Alcott shares local weather information and easily digestible news tidbits: Happy birthday, comedian Don Rickles, bluesman Robert Johnson, Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind & Fire, death by hailstones this day in history, go west says Robert Penn Warren and Bill Gates backs meatless meat.
May 07, 2014 Today’s Weather Minute AUDIO PODCAST
Happy Birthday, Gabby Hayes! John Steinbeck on America’s burning desire and U-boat torpedos, sinks British liner Lusitania, compromising U.S. neutrality in World War I.
May 06, 2014 Today’s Weather Minute AUDIO PODCAST
Happy Birthday, Robespierre! Congrats on job anniversary, Joe Stalin! Manhattan purchased for bargain basement price, Hindenburg blows up in Lakehurst, New Jersey, and oceans around the globe littered with trash.
May 05, 2014 Today’s Weather Minute AUDIO PODCAST
Cinco de Mayo celebrates Battle of Pueblo in 1862, Horoscope for Hipsters, Peaches & Herb and Shirelles at No. 1, Thomas Wolfe and fracking ‘induced seismicity.’
May 02, 2014 Today’s Weather Minute AUDIO PODCAST
Neanderthal people not so dumb, Stonewall Jackson killed by friendly fire, Leonardo Da Vinci dies in France, Michael Jackson busted wearing disguise in Simi Valley jewelry store and Henry Miller all in today’s minute.

May 01, 2014 Today’s Weather Minute AUDIO PODCAST
Orson Welles’ ‘Citizen Kane’ opens in New York, Commodore George Dewey destroys Spanish fleet, Little Willie John records ‘Fever,’ Mark Twain recommends travel, Rock Hudson hides a secret life, killer asteroids menace helpless planet.

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