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This Week in News: 1/31/19

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The polar vortex swirls amidst another wild week in news! Hear the latest on the Mueller chicanery, and find out which hot tune Rodge is recommending this week. And did we mention the government’s back open? But in perhaps the most surprising news of the week, we explore Australia’s newest face Styles (pun intended).

Retrotone News

Episode 5: January 31, 2019

TITLE: This Week in News: 1/31/19

BYLINE: All Points Bulletin: Freezing Weather and Cool New Beats

EPISODE DESCRIPTION: The polar vortex swirls amidst another wild week in news! Hear the latest on the Mueller chicanery, and find out which hot tune Rodge is recommending this week. And did we mention the government’s back open? But in perhaps the most surprising news of the week, we explore Australia’s newest face Styles (pun intended).

STANDOUT QUOTES:


INTRO

Here is a snappy summary of the news – a weekly digest of the latest events and happenings at home and abroad. I’m your host, Rodge Bigsby and this is your Retrotone News Minute!

Good Evening Mr. & Mrs. America and all the toboggans in Telluride. Let’s load up the chutes.

1) EXTRA! EXTRA!

Big news for the over 800,000 federal employees and patriots out of work for over a month – the longest government shutdown in the history of the United States has come to a close. Finally! AP reports, Congress allegedly is working on a bill to prevent further shutdowns. You don’t say? Can they get it done in three weeks before another shutdown threatens us all? By golly Rodge is ALL for it. Let’s get back to work!

2) IN POP CULTURE...

NEW FACE STYLES ARE HEADED IN ONE BAD DIRECTION

Tired of your face? Why not get a new one...tattooed on your face, see! Kiwi singer, Kelsi Karter, shocked fans by posting photos on snapchat (pause) in which she’s seen with a face tattoo of Harry Style’s face. Wonder what inspired this lunacy? In captions she writes, "Finally know what I'm getting Harry for his birthday...Mama, look what I made me do." Next to Harry’s face, is seen a little heart with his initials. When explaining why she did it, she said: "I just wear my heart on my cheek, and I couldn't really control what way it goes from there." Hmmmm…. Took a lot of moxie to pull that one off – let’s hope this romance has a happy ending!



3) SHOULD WE TALK ABOUT THE WEATHER?

Strap on your ski-masks…
SUB ZERO TEMPERATURES SHAKE THE STATES

It’s shuttered schools... blanketed homes.. even tried to close down the newsroom itself. It’s the Polar Vortex! Extreme arctic air is blasting the Midwest, creating dangerously cold wind chills and dropping temperatures across the heartland to their lowest levels in more than two decades. A minus 66 degree wind chill north of Ponsford, Minnesota, was recorded Tuesday evening. Incredibly, this morning is likely to be even colder for some in the Midwest. Take my advice. Fix yourself a hot cup of Ovaltine and stay indoors for the duration!



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4) MUELLER PROBE STOPS ANOTHER 23 SKIDDOO IN ITS TRACKS

In yet another high profile indictment, flush with an FBI raid that would make Perry Mason proud, special counsel Robert Mueller nabbed a well-tanned goon, former President Nixon aid, Roger Stone. Fox news reports, the longest-surviving political advisor to Donald Trump won’t bear false witness against the POTUS, unlike Michael Cohen. Yet, he will continue to sport a tattoo of Nixon on his back, see. #NoRegrets. As the investigation builds a wall of indictments around Mr. Trump, Stone is wanted on 7 counts of illegal moves, bringing further into question the President’s involvement in Wikileaks, Russian interference, and all out chicanery.

5) BREAK OUT YOUR VICTROLA FOR ANOTHER BIGSBY’S BEAT OF THE WEEK

Shout out to Billy Kellogg and the Orwell gang. “Little Brown Jug” by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra cooks up memories of swell times, see.. you know, with the guys and gals at the American Legion. Why I’m no Oliver Twist... but this number is just aces! Just get a load of those horns!

6) SIGN OFF STATEMENT:

And that's one for the Republic! I'm your host Rodge Bigsby and this has been news from Retrotone, a service of Evergreen Podcasts.

Until next time… make a good day!


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