About Cari

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 and midday's on KXLP @ 94.1 FM

GOOD DAY NEWS STARTER: American Girl Unveil Five Dolls Modeled After Real-Life Frontline Workers

By |2020-08-24T06:28:02-05:00August 24th, 2020|

The makers of American Girl dolls unveiled five one-of-a-kind dolls modeled after real-life frontline workers.  Kids across the country got to nominate them for it.  The winners include an EMT from Virginia, along with a teacher, nurse, pilot, and a 17-year-old grocery store worker. https://www.instagram.com/p/CEHjWt4pEHg/?utm_source=ig_embed SOURCE: INSTAGRAM

GOOD DAY NEWS STARTER: 7-Year-Old Uses Sewing Skills to Help Other Kids

By |2020-08-19T06:27:41-05:00August 19th, 2020|

7-year-old Sophie Raho of Manchester, New Hampshire, spent her summer working on her sewing skills. Sophie mother and great-grandmother taught her how to use a sewing machine, which she has been using to create pillows, scrunchies and masks. All her hard work paid off. Sophie has sold the items -- and raised more than $750. But instead of pocketing the money, Sophie donated it all to a local food pantry and to the Boys and Girls Club, which will put together backpacks full of school supplies for children in need. Amazingly, people from across the country bought stuff from Sophie, as [...]

GOOD DAY NEWS STARTER: Cop Rescues a Man in Wheelchair from an Oncoming Train

By |2020-08-17T06:27:26-05:00August 17th, 2020|

A Lodi, California police officer named Erica Urrea rescued a wheelchair-bound man from getting hit by a train.  Here's what that sounded like on her bodycam.  (She literally pulled him off as the train roared by and clipped his leg.  Fortunately, he's expected to recover.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOV4j5n_TRU&feature=youtu.be   SOURCE: YOUTUBE

CELEBRITY TRASH: “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” Is Getting a “Gritty” Reboot

By |2020-08-12T06:59:28-05:00August 12th, 2020|

WILL SMITH is developing a reboot of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" but this time he's not doing it for laughs. This version will be a lot more serious.  It's based on a phony trailer that a guy named Morgan Cooper made last year called "Bel-Air", that reimagined the show as a gritty drama. Morgan has been helping Will develop the show for about a year, and there's been interest from several streaming services, including HBO Max, Peacock, and Netflix.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kD3ISIM_kU8&feature=emb_logo   SOURCE: HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

TOP TRENDING: A Dad’s Devious Hack to Get His Kids to Nap

By |2020-08-11T08:37:04-05:00August 11th, 2020|

This has been one of the top trending videos on TikTok.  It's a dad explaining his trick to get his kids to take a nap.  He plays a movie that's in Spanish, and when they don't understand it, he tells them it's because they're tired and need a nap. And when they wake up he plays that same movie in English.  He also ends the clip with a movie-villain laugh.   https://www.tiktok.com/@jeremy_littel/video/6857331531707321606   SOURCE: TIK TOK

GOOD DAY NEWS STARTER: A Chihuahua Saves Its Owner’s Life When He Has a Stroke

By |2020-08-11T06:24:13-05:00August 11th, 2020|

I'm pretty sure when they were casting "Lassie", they never considered a small, yelping, ankle-biting Chihuahua as the lead.  But this story proves that good dogs are good dogs, their size and breed doesn't matter. An 86-year-old Navy veteran named Rudy Armstrong lives on a houseboat in Oriental, North Carolina with his Chihuahua, Boo-Boo. Last week, Rudy had a STROKE.  And he couldn't get to his phone to call for help because he couldn't move one of his arms or legs. So he said, quote, "Okay, Boo-Boo, go get me some help."  And Boo-Boo DID.  She went running off the boat and [...]

GOOD DAY NEWS STARTER: A High School All-Girl Robotics Team Design Cost Effective Ventilators

By |2020-07-28T06:13:10-05:00July 28th, 2020|

Afghanistan doesn't have enough ventilators.  So an all-girl robotics team at a high school there came up with a new one that's cheap and easy to make... In the city of Herat, the Afghan Robotics Team of 7 young girls finished the design of an open-source, mobile ventilator that costs as little as $700—compared to the $20,000 needed to purchase a traditional model. The lightweight machine can be powered by batteries that can run for ten hours. They were among esteemed company, too, as their design was partially based on an MIT blueprint, and they received support and guidance from robotics experts [...]

YouTuber Creates Pirate Ship Out of Empty White Claw Cans

By |2020-07-28T06:07:09-05:00July 28th, 2020|

Taylor Hancock -- who cranks out videos on You Tube -- created a pirate ship out of empty White Claw cans and cases. The ship -- which he called the “S.S. Clawdia” -- totally worked. He spent three months putting it together using a bunch of hot glue. And then, he dressed his dogs in pirate costumes, and had them floating around in the pool.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtCzFOlKK3U&feature=emb_title

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