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I'm married to a wonderful, bearded man and go home to 3 lovely, loud children at night. My key to survival is coffee and loud music. Catch me week day mornings on The Big Hot Morning Show on HOT 96.7 FM & every night on KXLP 94.1 FM.

GOOD DAY NEWS STARTER: A Guy Hit the Lottery and Will Use the Money to Help His Autistic Brother

By |2019-08-14T05:42:47-05:00August 14th, 2019|

We always talk about how we'd help our family out if we ever won a big lottery jackpot.  Now a guy in England actually gets to do it . . . 24-year-old Dean Weymes recently won $12,000 a month for 30 years.  That's just under $150,000 a year, before taxes.  (And over 30 years, it's more than $4.3 million.) So he quit his job at an Amazon distribution center the next day.  And when he told HR why he was quitting, they thought it was a joke. Now he's planning to pursue a career in screenwriting, which he went to college for.  [...]

GOOD DAY NEWS STARTER: A Guy with Special Needs Had No Family, So His Former Teacher Took Him In

By |2019-08-13T06:28:53-05:00August 13th, 2019|

Here's a good story for back-to-school season.  And it's a great reminder of just how much teachers care . . . There's a 30-year-old guy in Waco, Texas named Chris Barrington who has a lot of special needs.  He only functions at about a six-year-old level.  And he's never had a great home life either. The only person who took any care of him was his father, who died of leukemia earlier this month.  And police recently found Chris wandering down a highway all alone. He doesn't have any immediate family now.  So when cops talked to him, one of the [...]

GOOD DAY NEWS STARTER: A Superintendent Donates $10,000 to Cover Kids’ College Application Fees

By |2019-08-12T06:13:08-05:00August 12th, 2019|

College isn't cheap.  And the first taste parents get is finding out how pricey it is just to APPLY to college.  So this is pretty cool . . . 44-year-old Grant Rivera is the superintendent of a school district in Marietta, Georgia, just outside Atlanta.  He's in charge of 8,900 students, plus 1,200 employees across 11 different schools.  And he recently got a $10,000 bonus. But instead of keeping it, he's donating ALL of it to pay for his students' college applications. The average fee is $43.  So it's enough to cover around 230 applications. About 500 seniors in his district [...]

Check Out The Trailer For “Honey Boy”

By |2019-08-09T08:06:05-05:00August 9th, 2019|

Check out the trailer for "Honey Boy" . . . the movie SHIA LABOUF wrote about his own life.  He plays the character based on his dad.  (WARNING:  This video contains profanity.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2jNCFjALSA   SOURCE: YOUTUBE

GOOD DAY NEWS STARTER: Kids Actually Want to Hang Out With Their Parents…and Here’s What They Want to Do

By |2019-08-09T06:01:30-05:00August 9th, 2019|

Even if you think your kids consider themselves "too cool" to hang out with you . . . they don't.  Deep down, they still want to do stuff as a family.  Even if they'd NEVER admit it in front of their friends. According to a new survey, 73% of kids who are between six and 17 years old say they want more opportunities to hang out with their parents and siblings and bond with them. And 70% of parents wish they could spend more quality time with their kids. The survey also found the activities that kids want to do with [...]

Macaulay Culkin: Here’s Your ‘Home Alone’ Reboot…Ya Filthy Animals

By |2019-08-08T07:16:26-05:00August 8th, 2019|

Macaulay Culkin is roasting Disney for rebooting the classic "Home Alone" franchise. The OG Kevin McCallister posted a photo on Instagram looking bloated and disheveled in his undies ... sitting on an old couch, plate of food in hand, Chinese takeout strewn about and laptop on his lap...representing what an updated "Home Alone" would actually look like. Macaulay's had a pretty good sense of humor about reprising his iconic Christmas movie role, including this ad for Google this past holiday season. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lfHXKbsMLE#action=share   In case you missed it ... Disney's CEO Bob Iger announced the company's plan to reboot several famous [...]

GOOD DAY NEWS STARTER: World War II Vet Reunited With Dog Tag He Lost In The War

By |2019-08-08T06:02:27-05:00August 8th, 2019|

Between 1942 and 1945, 97-year-old Edwin Boger served overseas in World War II. Some time while he was serving, he lost his identification tag – known as a dog tag. He had no idea when or where. He just knew they were lost. So, imagine his surprise when he picked up his mail earlier this year and found that someone had sent him his old dog tag. About five years ago, a man named Kenneth Muo was digging a hole for a school flag pole in Papua New Guinea and, sure enough, he unearthed Edwin’s dirty, rusted dog tag. It took him a [...]

GOOD DAY NEWS STARTER: An 11-Year-Old Has Started the “El Paso Challenge” to Do Good Deeds to Heal the Community

By |2019-08-07T06:18:54-05:00August 7th, 2019|

Can we please have this kid's generation in charge of this country soon instead of the people we've got now? There's an 11-year-old kid named Ruben Martinez in El Paso, Texas.  And in the wake of the domestic terrorist attack at the Walmart there on Saturday, he wanted to figure out a way to help heal the community. So Ruben has started the El Paso Challenge . . . where he's challenging everyone in El Paso to do 22 good deeds for each other.  The number 22 is in honor of the 22 victims who were murdered. Ruben is suggesting things [...]

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