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Free Ride: The Stuff I Talked About Mar 1st

Free Ride: The Stuff I Talked About Mar 1st

Surprise extra show with Patrick Hanes!!! Here is what I talk about today. Enjoy the links, videos, some numbers that were in the news. [Numbers in the News!] Are you a double screener? Do you watch TV while also looking at your phone/tablet/laptop? You are definitely not alone. 90% of people in a recent survey said…Read More

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Frederick Sister Cities?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Frederick Sister Cities?

 I have always wanted to figure out why we have two German sister cities. Imagine my surprise when I found out that we have three sister cities!!! 2006 Aquiraz, Ceará Brazil 1959 Mörzheim, Landau Germany 1982 Schifferstadt, Rhineland-Palatinate Germany   BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Airtron Heating & Air Conditioning Sources: https://fredericksistercitiesassociation.weebly.com/about-us.html#  Sister City International Site…Read More

Free Ride: The Stuff I Talked About Feb 26

Free Ride: The Stuff I Talked About Feb 26

Here is the stuff I talked about today! [Numbers in the News] Are you a night owl? It could be affecting your work. A study from Finland found that night owls are more likely to struggle during work hours and actually are twice as likely to perform poorly at work than their early bird counterparts. Why? Because they’re…Read More

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Who is the downtown open armed painting guy?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Who is the downtown open armed painting guy?

 My coworker Cindy asked me to figure out the deal with the alleyway painting of that floating dude in downtown Frederick. This story is so cool!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Airtron Heating & Air Conditioning Bonus Story: READ THIS STORY Sources: https://www.visitfrederick.org/listing/%E2%80%9Cthe-edge-of-gravity%E2%80%9D-mural/3067/ https://www.williamcochran.com/Image.asp?ImageID=505294&apid=1&gpid=1&ipid=1&AKey=YX679BSX  https://www.facebook.com/Cochran-Studio-664584730319117/  https://www.williamcochran.com/Asset.asp?AssetID=1681&AKey=YX679BSX  https://www.msac.org/artists/william-cochran#/0Read More

Free Ride: The Stuff I Talked About Feb 25

Free Ride: The Stuff I Talked About Feb 25

Here is a click recap of the stuff I talked about today!!! [Numbers in News] Creamy or crunchy peanut butter? Seems crunchy peanut butter lovers are more optimistic than their creamy peanut butter counterparts. A survey commissioned by Jif found that 63% of those who prefer crunchy peanut butter describe themselves as optimists, compared to 56%…Read More

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Who is the “Baker” of Baker Park?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Who is the “Baker” of Baker Park?

 Get the Dill on this great story!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Airtron Heating & Air Conditioning Sources: https://www.visitfrederick.org/things-to-do/parks-and-outdoor-recreation/local-parks/baker-park/  https://friendsofbakerpark.org/park-history/  https://www.fredericknewspost.com/places/local/frederick_county/frederick/downtown/city-rededicates-baker-park-carillon-to-joseph-dill-baker-after-75-years/article_9ee7211f-9efe-54cf-93e5-ea30abb6f477.html I also used what I could find in the park!!!Read More

Free Ride: The Stuff I Talked About

Free Ride: The Stuff I Talked About

Here is the stuff I talked about during the show. Numbers in the News Veggies are hot. You hear a lot about all the comfort foods that people have been reaching for over the last year, but it seems just as many people are reaching for healthy stuff  — particularly vegetables. 70% of people in a…Read More

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Who is downtown metal cow?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Who is downtown metal cow?

 This story is for anyone who has walked by the dog park and said, “Hold up. Is that a metal cow?” BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Airtron Heating & Air Conditioning Sources: https://www.fredericknewspost.com/archive/city-adds-bronze-calf-to-public-art-collection/article_43def6a5-7f18-598f-9872-aa4f60a5a9c7.html https://www.visitfrederick.org/listing/%E2%80%9Cbecky-the-calf%E2%80%9D-sculpture/3071/ https://www.fredericknewspost.com/archive/adam-lubkin-sculpts-a-tribute-to-fredericks-agricultural-heritage/article_5b1fc900-a7af-535a-815c-713525760662.html  Read More