As the final week before Christmas is here, Hannukah looms in only a couple of days, and Ramadan is just around the corner, I offer some unsolicited advice. If your wallet or purse isn’t bulging as it once did, buy practical gifts for your loved ones that will be of use throughout the year and hopefully beyond. Do not be seduced by glittery junk manufactured in foreign lands. And, please keep KRXA’s sponsors in mind. Why not a great book, card, or plant from Pilgrim’s Way, a dinner for two at Mon Chay in Carmel or at La Cabana Taqueria in Soquel, or even a free oil change from Wilson’s Tire and Service? Great, eco-friendly furniture at SC41 in Soquel lasts a lifetime. How about clean green energy courtesy of Allterra Environmental. If you’re thinking big, what could be better than an Easy Racers recumbent for the weekend warrior – a gift that can save money and the planet all year round? And, if you’re thinking HUGE, consult with Peter Casey at Butts Motors in Seaside about a new Chevy Volt. For a list of all of KRXA’s great local sponsors, browse to www.krxa540.com/sponsors.
At KRXA, we will continue to provide the most complete coverage of the Occupy Together movement with live reports from around the country and a focus on Occupy Monterey Bay and Occupy Santa Cruz. Monday, we’ll address Occupy Monterey’s success at closing down Bank of America’s Franklin Street branch in Monterey.
As always, we ask that you please forward this newsletter to any friend, relative, acquaintance, casual contact, frenemy, enemy, or nemesis, whom you think would enjoy learning about KRXA.
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Finally, please accept my heart-felt thanks for all the support and love you have offered my family and me in the wake of the loss of my father-in-law Rolf Burke.
Here’s what’s on tap:
8:35 – Our 27th District Assembly member Bill Monning discusses the state of the State of California. Next year, Bill will vie to be our state Senator.
9 – Jo Comerford is the executive director of the National Priorities Project. She will discuss the recently approved bi-partisan National Defense Authorization Act and what it means for our freedoms.
9:30 – The Grove Market’s Lori Taylor makes your mouth water describing the delicious lunches and prepared foods available every day and KRXA’s longest-running sponsor.
8 – Elliot Ackerman of americanselect.org discusses an alternative way to select our president – one that may be available as early as next year.
9 – Allterra’s CEO and Senior Environmental Scientist James Allen joins us to discuss how we need new energy rules to reflect the new reality of global warming and scarcity.
9:25 – Arlen Grossman’s Quotation Quotient is your opportunity to win a great prize. Don’t miss Arlen’s column in the Leisure Section of every Sunday’s Monterey Herald. Read Arlen’s latest musings at thebigpicturereport.com.
9:45 – Juan Escamilla from Wilson’s Tire and Service joins us for Car Talk. Call Juan at (831) 476-0370.
8 – 9 – Dagblogger Articleman provides the finest analysis of the American political scene anywhere.
9:45 – Eric Peterson from the Monterey County Green Party discusses all things Green.
9:30 – Glenn Sadowsky from Optimal Health Acupuncture and Bodywork may provide his holistic health perspective.
Friday with Coach/Friday Free-for-all +
8 – 9 – Had enough of Couch? Welcome to my world! Too bad, Coach and I will kick the ball around for the first hour of the free-for-all.
9 – Talkin’ sustainable style with Michael Baetge of SC41 Furniture at 2647 41st Avenue in Soquel.
And, every morning the stock markets are open, at 8:33 or so, we have the Integrated Wealth Counsel Market Report. Learn more about award-winning Investment Advisor Integrated Wealth Counsel at www.integratedwealth.com
Thanks for being part of KRXA!