This Week in News: 2/7/19
This week Rodge recaps the latest happenings in politics, lifestyle and Adam Levine’s bare bodied halftime show performance. From the highly anticipated State of the Union Address, to an overseas zoo selling outrageous Valentine’s Day creepy critters... Rodge tops it off with latest Tyson chicken nugget drama. This one’s for the books folks!
Episode 6: Feb 7, 2019
TITLE: This Week in News: 2/7/19
HEADLINE: What’s More American Than Chicken Nuggets and an Iffy State of the Union Address?!
EPISODE DESCRIPTION: This week Rodge recaps the latest happenings in politics, lifestyle and Adam Levine’s bare bodied halftime show performance. From the highly anticipated State of the Union Address, to an overseas zoo selling outrageous Valentine’s Day creepy critters... Rodge tops it off with latest Tyson chicken nugget drama. This one’s for the books folks!
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 confetti in Atlanta. Let’s clean this place up!
1) THIS WEEK IN POLITICS...
THE SHOW MUST GO ON
The State of the Union was back on the docket, after a debilitating drudge match on the Hill, and the government’s longest-running shutdown. President Trump delivered his second State of the Union address, aimed to unite and push beyond political differences. While a tall order.... Trump’s speech sparked some feel good moments – with a group of seemingly white-robed Democratic women legislators raising the roof – as the POTUS acknowledged the record breaking number of women elected to Congress and highest number of women in the workforce. Most… touching? Why… the House chamber broke into song… stirring up a rousing rendition of “Happy Birthday” to Judah Samet, a true hero who survived both the Holocaust and the Pittsburgh Tree of Life synagogue shooting.
2) LIFESTYLES OF THE WANNABE 2019...
LESS IS LOOKING LIKE MORE IN 2019 TRENDS.
MSN reports the minimalist moves of the 60s are back in full swing – with folks seeking self-care, wellness along with healthy meals and good-old fashioned sweating like Simmons. 24/7 Wall Street says top millenial dreamquest include: 1. Nap rooms (Ahhh...) 2. Plant-based skin products 3. Eco-travel (Hello… Costa Rica) 4. Living in an RV…let’s not and say we did... 5. Elevation training masks 6. Smart speakers teaching you another language 7. Robots as pet sitters!!! Smart speakers teaching you another language!? What the deuce!? Rodge needs a nap just tracking these trendy trends. #Selfcaresunday
3) IN CURIOUS CURES FOR HEART BREAK…
THIS ZOO WILL NAME A COCKROACH AFTER YOUR EX FOR VALENTINE’S DAY
If your ex was a royal pest, a zoo in England has the perfect response for Saint Valentine's Day.
The Hemsley Conservation Centre, located southeast of London, is inviting fellas and dames to name a cockroach after loves lost and former friends for about $2 – producing a certificate that proclaims, "I’ve named a cockroach at the Hemsley Conservation Centre in the not so loving memory of my worthless ex!" Still half-seas over? There’s always giggle juice.. Neat or on the rocks.
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4) IN OTHER NEWS...
WHAT IS HAPPENING TO CHICKEN NUGGETS IN AMERICA?
Collectively, Tyson Foods and Purdue, two of the United States’ largest meat producers, recalled over 120,000 pounds of chicken nuggets last week, after pieces of rubber and wood were found in the food. Nugget enthusiasts, if this news shakes you to the core, here’s the skinny on identifying the perpetrators: packages by Tyson under recall have “P13556” that’s “P” as in piccadilly... 1-3-5-5-6 inside their U.S.D.A. mark – and – Perdue nuggets labeled SimplySmart Organics Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets Gluten Free are defective. Don’t dilly dally! Toss those killer kibbles into the can.
5) AND SPEAKING OF NUGGETS…
Recent reveals during the Super Bowl 53 (LIII) halftime show strip down to a little fun fact...
Did you know…? it USED to be illegal for men to go topless and bear their nipples, until a judge overturned New York state's male shirtless bans in 1937 – which followed brave men protesting for their rights to bare their chest. Way to take one for the team Adam Levine!
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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