This Week in News: 2/21/19
Get ready to blow your wigs left-wingers, Bernie Sanders announces his Presidential 2020 run and much more! Rodge covers Chanel Founder and fashion icon death, Supermoon energies running amuck... and speaking of amuck, the latest in Kardashian calamities. Let's get on the gondola!
Episode 8: February 21, 2019
TITLE: This Week in News: 1/21/19
SUBTITLE: Bernie 2020, famous cats, Supermoons, and super Kardashian scandal top the headlines for this week of Retrotone News.
Get ready to blow your wigs left wingers, Bernie Sanders announces his Presidential 2020 run
Wouldn’t you know… this minxy feline has her own social media director to run her Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Blog — all under the moniker, “Choupette’s Diary”
Listen, what’s with this $724 million dollar celebrity clan?
Tense energies might rise during this time which could explain the LUNAtics burning up the headlines
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 stars in the sky! Let’s get on the gondola!
1) THIS WEEK IN POLITICS...
Bernie is Back in the Ring with Another Run for White House
Bernie Sanders is bringing back the Bern, announcing this week he’ll make another run for the presidency. Once again, his platform is packing a progressive punch, in hot pursuit of greedy billionaires, $15 minimum wage, free college, Medicare for all, and a Green New Deal. Way to go Bern. Now you’re on the trolley.
2) IN THE WORLD OF FASHION
Karl Lagerfeld's Cat is Poised to Inherit Massive Fortune
Fashion icon and Chanel founder, Karl Lagerfeld, died on Tuesday night, leaving behind a large fortune following his pioneering work in designer fashion circles. And... his pet cat, Choupette (CHEW-PET), could be set to inherit part of the German-born designer's reported $270 million fortune. Wouldn’t you know… this minxy feline has her own social media director to run her Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Blog — all under the moniker, “Choupette’s Diary” massing over 164,000 followers on Instagram. That’s enough Meow Mix to circle the Globe nearly twice!
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Hey Skywatchers… you can’t miss the supermoon this week where the moon’s elliptical orbit is closest to Earth. This makes the moon appear up to 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than usual. And tense energies might rise during this time which could explain the LUNAtics burning up the headlines… Speaking of Lunies…
4) IN THE CELEBRITY NEWS
There’s Trouble in Calabasas: Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson Cheating Scandal Tops the List of Breakups
Khloé Kardashian stepped into the spotlight on Tuesday, shortly after news broke that her boyfriend, Tristan Thompson, double-crossed Ms. Khloé with Kylie Jenner’s best friend Jordyn Woods. You don’t say? “The Cavs baller and makeup mommy aren’t speaking,” according to Us magazine, after Thompson was spotted smash-mouthing with Woods at a house party. Oh my. Listen, what’s with this $724 million dollar celebrity clan? Why even patriarch and O.J. pal, Robert Kardasian, was spotted rolling over in his grave with this recent chapter in Kardasian Calamity. Just proves money “can’t buy me love.”
5) AND WHERE THERE’S MOONLIGHT... THERE’S BIGSBY’S BEAT OF THE WEEK
"Moonlight Serenade" by one of the greats, Glenn Miller, always answers the call for romance. This Grammy Hall of Fame number was recorded on April 4, 1939 for on RCA Bluebird. This Top Ten hit on the U.S. pop charts is a late night delight… let’s have a gander.
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.
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