The Morning Show December 16 – 20

Still recovering.  It’s a long process from a very nasty and debilitating cold.  My advice: never put your fingers in your mouth.  I read somewhere that people who never touch their mouth with their fingers get far fewer colds than those, like me, who do. 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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Expect the unexpected – including last-minute guest additions to the lineup.


Monday –

6 – 6:30 – Weekend news recap.

6:30 – Ted Bernstein will try again to tell us whether your children really need another smartphone this holiday?

8 – 9 Reasonable Conservative returns as a co-host for the final Monday hour.

8:30 – Our 17th District Senator Bill Monning gives us another half-hour of his time.

Tuesday –

7 – 7:30 – Michelle Jackson and the P.G. Perspective.

7:45 – Holistic health with Glenn Sadowsky and Optimal Health Acupuncture and Bodywork.

8:45 – Car Talk with Juan Escamilla from Wilson’s Tire and Service.  Call Juan at (831) 476-0370.

Wednesday –

7 – Based on the latest information about the Affordable Care Act and its progress, Conservative physician Dr. Jane Orient returns to share her latest conclusions about “Obamacare”.  Here’s a hint for you: they’re the same as her earlier conclusions.

7:30 – Jeremy Holden from Media Matters casts a jaundiced eye on the right-wing media machine.

8 – “Catholic” Jack Quirk of Christian Democracy Magazine connects the dots between religion, morality, and politics.

8:45 – Eric Petersen from the Monterey County Green Party discusses all things Green.

Friday Free-for-all +

8 – 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 and every month in the Foolish Times.

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5 Responses to The Morning Show December 16 – 20

  1. Shade says:

    I didn’t hear your first interview with Dr. Jane Orient but in glancing at her website, I’d say that she doesn’t even accept insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid so I can guess her Libertarian take. Ask her if she won’t accept a few chickens in exchange for services for those who aren’t well-healed enough to pay outright the $200/hr she asks for her services. If she doesn’t have her foot in either the insurance world or back in the world when doctors were doctors first & only secondarily got paid, who cares what she thinks & what good is her opinion today? Why do you waste our time with such dribble?

    • Shade says:

      I’d say Dr. Jane Orient is a semi to almost fully-retired niche-care provider & judging from her current practice, her opinion on healthcare is of little relevance to the masses in today’s world. If it is second-opinion remote consultations one wants, those with reasonable levels of intelligence & education can get much of the same info & services she provides for free by going to the Internet for both mainstream & for unconventional treatment options. My wife & I have done this extensively & to date have consistently obtained good outcomes (though some doctors don’t appreciate having their patients so highly involved in decision-making). I always say the doctor works for & needs to satisfy us, not just the insurance company- regardless of the fact that insurance is usually the primary payer.

  2. Shade says:

    I think it is supposed to be even worse if you put unwashed hands/fingers in/on your eyes or nose as this is even a more direct route for bugs to get into your body. The mouth is slightly more forgiving because saliva & the digestive tract often kills the bugs. Personally I make it a practice to wash my hands or use hand sanitizer as soon as possible after touching items shared by others who might be sick (such as gas station pumps, public doors, shopping carts, shared computer keyboards). You might put hand sanitizer out in the studio towards this cause & also carry a small bottle on your person. I also make it a practice to wash my hands with warm soapy water immediately upon arriving at home.

    On the plus side of being exposed to bugs, I remember once reading a study that showed that those over age 50 who had not experienced a cold within the past 10 years have a significantly higher risk of getting various forms of cancer. It was postulated at the time that either the body benefits from having its immune system occasionally challenged or these people were not displaying as vigorous an immune system response when their bodies did become infected. This idea may make suffering through a cold somewhat more bearable.

  3. Shade says:

    However, FDA officials are skeptical that there’s any point in using antibacterial soap. Good old-fashioned soap & water work just fine, the agency says.

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