Tuesday, January 25, 2011

400-408 – "Fuz" Rana, VP of Research at Reasons to Believe (, has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Ohio University with an emphasis in Bio Chemistry.  Today we talk about the latest "scientists create life in a lab" stories in the news, and his next book, out next week, entitled Creating Life in the Lab: How New Discoveries in Synthetic Biology Make a Case for the Creator.

(Young Frankenstein, Monster Mash, Weird Science)

413-423 – "Fuz" Rana

428-437 – "Fuz" Rana

443-452 – "Fuz" Rana

458-508 – • Fox News (1/25/2011) Taco Bell Sued Over Meat That's Just 35 Percent Beef.

• ABC News (1/21/2011) Arizona Restaurant to Serve Lion Meat Tacos: Big Cat Isn't Endangered, But Few Have Shown Interest in Trying the Main Course.  Basic economics teaches us that the sure way to increase the lion population is to eat more lion thereby creating a market for it – simple supply and demand.  For those worried about the allegedly "endangered" lions – they're not – if you're really concerned about declining lion populations, then create a market for them.  Take any endangered item, create a market for it, and voila!.... More of it.

• Glenn Beck Show (1/13/2011) Who is Edward Bernays?  The ad man who lived from 1891 to 1995 that taught us to want bacon and eggs in the morning, cigarettes, etc.  He learned from his uncle, Sigmund Freud, that if you could tap into one of four animal desires, you could manipulate people:  Self preservation, Security, Aggression, and of course, Sex.

512-523 – Bryan Mazon, owner of Boca Tacos and Tequila in Tucson, talks about the threats he's received over his menu, which includes:  alligator, elk, kangaroo, python, rattlesnake, oysters, octopus, salmon, turtle, duck, frog legs – and he just decided to stop pre-selling lion tacos for $8.75 each due to the threats.

528-539 – Russ McCurdy, VP of Sales at Exotic Meats USA in Reno, Nevada (

544-554 – What's the strangest thing you've eaten?

554 – Robert Micone & Bill O'Connor "The Money Guys" from Applied Financial Planning at 866-SEEK-COUNSEL, (866-733-5268,

558-608 – Yesterday, the house across the street caught fire around 12:45pm and eventually burned down.  What's your "I was there when it happened story?"  Have you ever had your house burn down, literally?

612-623 – Calls

• My Fox New York (1/25/2011) Woman Survives 23-Story Fall from Hotel.

628-639 – Calls

644-656 – Calls

• Mail Online (1/25/2011) Woman hanged nephew's 'devil dog' from tree before burning it after it chewed her Bible.

• Yahoo (1/24/2011) 108-3 girls basketball rout raises questions.

It's been called unsportsmanlike. It's been called ugly. The question now is whether Christian Heritage (Utah) High, which routed West Ridge (Utah) Academy, 108-3, in a girls basketball game last week, actually did anything wrong by blowing out an overwhelmed opponent. //

• Fox News (1/25/2011) 'Unusual' Bachmann Rebuttal Could Scramble GOP Message on Obama Address.

• NRO Editors (1/25/2011) Obama's Portfolio.

• Matthew Shaffer (NRO, 1/25/2011) What Would Clinton Do? Some former speechwriters advise Obama to emulate his Democratic predecessor tonight.