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Here comes the sun…

Not so much today, we are going to be covered in a nice warm cloud blanket that’ll keep us in the 30s for the foreseeable future! For the daylight report, I announced that today, sunrise was at 7:56 a.m., with sunset scheduled for 5:06 p.m. That gives us a grand total of nine hours, 10 minutes, and 22 seconds of …

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Baby gorilla!

According to the LA Times, a critically endangered western lowland gorilla gave birth to a baby this past weekend, the first for Griffith Park Zoo in over twenty years! I’m sure we’ll get a better focused look at the little baby gorilla, but for now, baby and momma are bonding in private, according to the zoo. The western lowland gorilla …

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Career Academies on Chat About!

Good morning, and happy almost-Friday! On Chat About today, we’re having a couple folks from Bemidji Area Schools discuss Bemidji High School’s Career Academies, a really exciting opportunity to help students find their passions! That’s on Chat About, at about 12:15 p.m. For McDonald’s Morning Trivia, I am continuing my series of civics questions. What branch of the government is …

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A day late on the daylight report

Good morning and happy Wednesday! I forgot to do the daylight report yesterday (it’s supposed to be a Tuesday thing!). I won’t belabor the issue with lame excuses, so here it is: Today, on Jan. 15, sunrise was at 8:05 a.m. and sunset will be at 4:55 p.m. That gives us 8 hours, 52 minutes and 31 seconds of daylight …

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Senators on Chat About today!

Oh boy am I ever excited! For the first time, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka (R-Nisswa) and Senator Justin Eichorn (R-Grand Rapids) of District 5 will be here for Chat About! We’re going to discuss the upcoming legislative session, including the bonding bill that the city of Bemidji hopes to get a piece of for its water treatment plant. That’ll …

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To boldly go… where many have gone before!

Good morning and Happy Monday! Today on Chat About, Evelyn Halvorson will chat with us about upcoming events at the Sanford Center, including the hockey/WILDVIEW event on Friday!  That’s on Chat About, at about 12:15 p.m. On McDonald’s Morning Trivia, in a series that will continue this election year, I asked a civics question. How many Supreme Court Justices are …

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Well, aren’t we just spoiled!

It’s not every day a listener decides we need treats more than they do! Thank you, Dr. Openshaw, for the generous gift of Raphael’s Bakery Cafe cake! Look, he even called us his FRIENDS! On Chat About today, we had Casey Mai, the planning director of the Greater Bemidji Area Joint Planning Board on the show. It’s always good to …

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The Daylight Report Returns

Here comes the sun, do do do doo! As we have passed the Winter Solstice, and the KB101 Morning Show is about as normal as it ever gets, I will once again do the daylight reports, once a week, as often as I can remember, until no one cares about it anymore, until I return with it in Jan. 2021! …

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First Monday of the Year!

Good morning and happy first Monday of the year! We hope it’s been treating you kindly. Apparently, this is called Blue Monday. According to a 2005 study by Sky Travel, it’s the most depressing day of the year. They determined this with some type of equation, but I find it problematic that corporations may try to capitalize on depression, with …

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Finally, a New Year’s resolution fitness plan I can get behind!

If only I could practice yoga in a place like in this beautiful stock photo! Looks so warm, and they even have the sun there! Researchers recently reviewed 11 studies and found that practicing yoga activities–such as breathing, meditation and movement–was related to the increase in the size of brain areas involved with thinking clearly, decision-making and regulating emotion. Scientists …

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