ORly Radio Show 98 - Flint's Cost of Negligence

ORly Radio Show 98 - Flint's Cost of Negligence

Welcome to ORly Radio Show 98 for Friday February 26th, 2016 - where we dismantle the current events for your edutainment through mostly rational conversations that make you go ‘Oh Really’! I’m your host Andy Cowen with my usual suspects, David and Fred!

From Previous Shows: We make mistakes. Please, if you find one, pause the podcast, and send us a note. orlyradiopodcast@gmail.com or phone it in 470-222-6759

RANT Segments & Headlines:

  1. On this Day in History: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history

    1. Two National Parks Preserved, 10 years apart - Grand Canyon in 1919 and Grand Tetons in 1929

    2. Hitler Organizes Luftwaffe (airforce)  in direct violation of Versailles treaty that ended WWI - 1935

    3. World Trade Center bombed - 1993

    4. Florida Teen Trayvon Martin is Shot and Killed - 2012            

  2. Oklahoma votes to ban AP History classes (OLD NEWS) (Damn It! That’s My Bad)   http://bluenationreview.com/oklahoma-ranked-48th-education-votes-ban-ap-history-classes/

  3. http://www.snopes.com/zika-microcephaly-outbreak-pesticide/ No Monsanto is not to blame for Zika or Microcephaly.

  4. Illinois Bill to Deny Single Moms Birth certificates and aid? http://www.scarymommy.com/illinois-bill-would-deny-birth-certificates-to-some-single-moms/


Science Bitches!

1) Fighting diseases is always important, and it's good to see progress being made on a particularly deadly one. Also this is a look into how vaccines really work and why they're FUCKING SAFE YOU MORONS; we're taking advantage of Mother Nature's already highly advanced mechanisms to throw a curveball at a particularly nasty bug. http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/antibodies-ebola-survivor-found-cure-infected-monkeys

2) Really good explanation with visual aids and a scale model of the sensing equipment involved. If you didn't understand the discovery before, you ABSOLUTELY will after this. http://www.iflscience.com/space/watch-physicist-brian-greene-explain-gravitational-waves-stephen-colbert

3) Just an interesting look at how the calendar is developed to make sure the months stay in the seasons the way we know them. http://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/science-behind-leap-years-and-how-they-work

4) A win against cancer - what's not to like? http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/hpv-rates-fall-teenage-girls-following-vaccine

5) The ocean covers so much of our world, contains so many resources, and we understand so little of it. Space is easy by comparison; it's empty. The ocean is hiding so many weird things down there, and it's awesome and terrifying. http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/mysterious-deep-hum-found-within-oceans-twilight-zone

-BREAK- Voicemail


The Good:

  1. Donald Trump surges in the polls, Canada is trying to make it even easier for anyone, even a horrified American, to obtain Canadian citizenship—a total coincidence, I’m sure. http://gawker.com/canada-coincidentally-makes-it-easier-to-apply-for-citi-1761304479

-BREAK- Fallacy https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/appeal-to-authority

The Bad:

  1. Tennessee has a new state rifle! https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/02/26/tennessees-new-official-state-rifle-is-so-powerful-it-can-destroy-commercial-aircraft/?postshare=5511456523404647&tid=ss_fb

  2. http://money.cnn.com/2016/02/26/technology/irs-data-theft/ Taxpayer data theft, be aware.

The Ugly:

  1. Flint Michigan

    1. http://www.politico.com/story/2016/02/ted-cruz-flint-aid-219787?cmpid=sf#ixzz41DFl55Mu

    2. http://www.hngn.com/articles/182698/20160226/ted-cruz-allows-flint-aid-deal-move-forward.htm Update

    3. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/west-virginia-chemical-spill-sentencing_us_56cf3ecbe4b0bf0dab311a4b


David’s: Google Fi is awwwwwwwsooooooooome.


Music: "Rocket and Pamgaea” by Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com)
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