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A couple out dumpster diving hear a noise. They think a kitten or puppy is inside, but find a newborn instead. The couple dials 911, and an investigation uncovers video of a young mother throwing her newborn baby in a New Mexico dumpster. 18-year-old Alexis Avila is charged with attempted murder and felony child abuse and placing her baby boy inside two trash bags and discarding them The baby was discovered alive six hours later and is now in a stable condition. Joining Nancy Grace Today: Kathleen Murphy - Family Attorney (North Carolina), www.ncdomesticlaw.com, Twitter: @RalDivorceLaw Dr. Alan Blotcky Ph.D. - Clinical and Forensic Psychologist (Birmingham, AL) specializing in Criminal, Child Custody and Abuse Paul Szych - Former Police Commander, Author: "StopHimFromKillingThem" on Amazon Kindle, StopHimFromKillingThem.com, Twitter: @WorkplaceThreat (Albuquerque, NM) Dr. Bernard Cohen - Professor of Pediatrics and Dermatology Johns Hopkins Children's Center, Author: "Pediatric Dermatology" Mary Kate Hamilton - CBS7 News Anchor (Odessa, TX), Twitter: @MaryKate_CBS7, Facebook: MaryKateHamiltonCBS7 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome campers to Worst Picture Cast's Sleepaway Camp episode! In this episode, Joey and Grant are joined by Adam and Melissa St. John to discuss this cult horror classic! We talk about Karen Fields' possible age, the connection this movie has to the Jersey Shore, New York accents, and short shorts! This episode is an absolute blast! You can find Adam and Melissa discuss other bad movies on their Below Freezing podcast, and you can listen to Adam discuss movies from 25 years ago with his new podcast Rewind 25-52! https://twitter.com/belowfreezing32?s=21 https://twitter.com/rewind2552?s=21 The theme song was recorded by Grant and Kid Retro. You can check out Kid Retro's Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3iBoe62wHIpzRVUrQm6Zf3?si=PYr6J7XLSKOf9YwcYlgEOQ
Pete and Gary continue their exploration of the air war of 1917 in the lead-up to the Battle of Arras. Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/LivingHistoryTV
Freezing temperatures, staff shortages and skyrocketing COVID-19 case numbers have pushed school leaders to move to distance learning in a number of Minnesota districts, including Osseo Area Schools. Superintendent Cory McIntyre joined host Cathy Wurzer with more on the situation. Theme music by Gary Meister.
Cold Dogs, Old Tricks. Protest works, at least in Missaukee County, Michigan. More than 40 Jack Russell Terriers were left out in the cold at the breeding facility of John Jones for days. A PETA undercover investigator documented the abuse. But the sheriff's office did nothing to save the dogs. That's when Jonathan Horn and Tricia Lebkuecher led a small band of PETA protestors who stood up to the authorities for four days until the dogs were removed from the cold. Find out how they did it, and how the protest was won. Find out more go to PETA.org The PETA Podcast PETA, the world's largest animal rights organization, is 6.5 million strong and growing. This is the place to find out why. Hear from insiders, thought leaders, activists, investigators, politicians, and others why animals need more than kindness—they have the right not to be abused or exploited in any way. Hosted by Emil Guillermo. Powered by PETA activism. Contact us at PETA.org Listen to the very first PETA podcast with Ingrid Newkirk Music provided by CarbonWorks. Go to Apple podcasts and subscribe. Contact and follow host Emil Guillermo on Twitter @emilamok Or at www.amok.com Please subscribe, rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. Help us grow the podcast by taking this short survey. Thanks for listening to THE PETA PODCAST! Originally aired Jan. 12, 2022 copyright, 2022 PETA
Matt Parrino and Ryan Talbot bring you their first of three podcasts this week to begin discussing Bills vs. Patriots III. They start of the weather and how below freezing temperatures could impact Saturday's game. Then they discuss some Mac Jones headlines out of Boston, the Bills need to run the ball against the Patriots, and then they wrap up on Shaq Lawson, who could be close to signing with the Bills."SHOUT!" a Buffalo Bills football podcast is available on Apple, Spotify, Google, Stitcher, Acast and wherever you listen to your podcasts.Follow @MattParrino (https://twitter.com/MattParrino) and @RyanTalbotBills (https://twitter.com/RyanTalbotBills) on TwitterFind our Bills coverage wherever you like to consume social media:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buffalobill...Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/buffalobills...Twitter: https://twitter.com/billsupdate For all your Bills coverage head to https://www.syracuse.com/buffalo-bills/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this Ask The Egg Whisperer episode, Penny sent in a question. Here's what she asked, “I'm 38 and a half. In the past six months, I've done three egg retrieval to preserve my fertility. In cycle one, I had 15 eggs frozen. Cycle two, four embryos with donors from one normal five AB one, lone mosaic, five DB. Cycle three, seven embryos. Five day five, one day six, one day seven waiting for PGT results. I'm hoping to start a family as a single mom by choice. I want to try to conceive as soon as next month after having an HSG. I ultimately want to have two kids, maybe both with the same donor or possibly with a partner with my frozen eggs, depending on life unfolds. And my fertility doctor recommended trying at least one IUI now that I've eggs and embryos banked, because I could possibly avoid the cost of a transfer and avoid shots. This sounds appealing, but shots sound terrifying. Would you recommend trying IUI with donor sperm first? What are the pros and cons? If yes. How many IUIs would you recommend before moving to a transfer?" Tune in to hear my answer to Penny's question, and to other listener questions. Do you want to learn more about Egg Freezing? Join Dr. Aimee for The Egg Feezing Class at The Egg Whisperer School. The next live class call is on Monday, January 10, 2022 at 4pm PST. Dr. Aimee will be joined by Caroline Lunny, Kendall Long, and Jacqueline Trumbull (all of whom you may know from the Bachelor Nation). Listen on Dr. Aimee's website Subscribe to my YouTube channel for more fertility tips! Subscribe to the newsletter to get updates Dr. Aimee Eyvazzadeh is one of America's most well known fertility doctors. Her success rate at baby-making is what gives future parents hope when all hope is lost. She pioneered the TUSHY Method and BALLS Method to decrease your time to pregnancy. Learn more about the TUSHY Method and find a wealth of fertility resources at www.draimee.org.
During the past week we have been hit by rain, snow, and freezing rain. Strong warm fronts and cold fronts. Flooding and record-breaking snow. I will talk about our recent weather and provide the weekend forecast. And I will also tell you how the atmospheric temperature structure controls the type of precipitation we receive at the surface.
Oh the weather outside is frightful…and so is this movie…like frightfully bad…as in so bad it's amazing. We're talking about the straight to VHS teenagers-in-peril flick “The Chill Factor” (not to be confused with the Skeet Ulrich/Cuba Gooding Jr. movie). The St. Johns jump right into this possessed winter wonderland to discuss it all: the everlasting coolness of snowmobiles, the secret rooms under churches, and just when the hell was this movie made. We drank A LOT to get through this, but it is free on Tubi – so check it out and tune on in! You can find us at the following: Email: email@example.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/BelowFreezing32 Facebook: @belowfreezingpodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/belowfreezingbadfilms/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
A NY Times wokester has no idea what is meant by "American exceptionalism" while Chris Hayes and other progressives are finally beginning to see the light on Covid. Very few of those progressives live in Melrose, however. Find us at www.burnbarrelpodcast.com Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org Follow on Parler: @burnbarrelpodcast On Gab: @burnbarrelpodcast Facebook: facebook.com/burnbarrelpodcast And Twitter: @burnbarrelpod Rumble: rumble.com/c/burnbarrelpodcast YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCWhLuhtutKdCmbHaWuGg_YQ Follow Tom on Twitter: @tomshattuck You can follow Alice too: @aliceshattuck More Tom stuff at www.tomshattuck.com Tom's "Insta" as the zoomers say: www.instagram.com/tomwshattuck/ Join us at Locals: burnbarrel.locals.com (subscriber based) Join us at Patreon: www.patreon.com/burnbarrel (subscriber based) The opening theme music is called Divine Intervention by Matthew Sweet. The closing theme music to this podcast C'est La Vie by Derek Clegg. Excelsior
In this podcast, Tayson sits down with Outdoor Vitals Content Creator, Joseph DeGolyer, to discuss Tayson's recent trip up near Brian Head, UT where he survived fridged temperatures and high speed, bone-chilling winds. Joe and Tayson go in-depth on the process of winter camping, hot tenting, and further delve into last week's topic about manufacturing in the outdoor space. We hope you enjoy this episode of the Live Ultralight Podcast! If you want your questions answered, or if you have anything to say to us, leave correspondence at LiveUltralightPodcast@gmail.com or leave us a comment on our YouTube videos. Original video: https://youtu.be/oKOESMCQSjk Gear Loadout Video: https://youtu.be/qciHnVe2-_o This episode is brought to you by the Live Ultralight Membership: https://bit.ly/3cdoUHZ Great Outdoor Vitals Gear: Backpacks: KOTAUL TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE BACKPACK: https://bit.ly/3Cm12MZ SHADOWLIGHT ULTRALIGHT BACKPACK: https://bit.ly/3DmkURh Shelters: DOMINION 1P ULTRALIGHT BACKPACKING TENT: https://bit.ly/3DkdyOp ULTRALIGHT DOMINION 2P BACKPACKING TENT: https://bit.ly/3Dk0h8D DELANO ULTRALIGHT BACKPACKING TARP: https://bit.ly/3cvukhT Sleeping Bags: STORMLOFT™ DOWN MUMMYPOD™ SLEEPING BAG: https://bit.ly/30poiMX SUMMIT DOWN SLEEPING BAGS: https://bit.ly/3ChkNFh ATLAS LOFTTEK™ HYBRID SLEEPING BAGS: https://bit.ly/3Dj2y3S LOFTTEK HYBRID MUMMYPOD™ HAMMOCK INSULATION: https://bit.ly/3Cjgnhe OUTDOOR VITALS SLEEPING BAG LINER: https://bit.ly/2YNo7KI TopQuilts: STORMLOFT™ DOWN TOPQUILT: https://bit.ly/3DnDmcg LOFTTEK™ HYBRID 0 - 15 °F TOPQUILTS: https://bit.ly/3njA0l7 Underquilts: LOFTTEK™ HYBRID 0 & 15°F UNDERQUILTS: https://bit.ly/3wQsBwA AERIE 0° TO 45°F UNDERQUILT: https://bit.ly/3Co6M8N STORMLOFT™ 0°-30°F DOWN UNDERQUILT: https://bit.ly/3ng9Kbo Sleeping Pads: ULTRALIGHT SLEEPING PADS: https://bit.ly/3nh7IHS Hammocks: ULTRALIGHT COMPLETE HAMMOCK SYSTEM: https://bit.ly/30vP6v2 HAMMOCK SUSPENSION SYSTEM: https://bit.ly/3wLGdte HAMMOCK BUGNET: https://bit.ly/30p3wgq Pillows/Balaclavas/Booties: ULTRALIGHT STRETCH PILLOW: https://bit.ly/3nkrbaS LOFTTEK™ HYBRID BALACLAVA / HOOD: https://bit.ly/3cfbsna LOFTTEK™ HYBRID BOOTIES: https://bit.ly/30ppD6r Jackets and Hoodies: NOVAPRO MEN'S JACKET: https://bit.ly/3DjRtj3 NOVAPRO WOMEN'S JACKET: https://bit.ly/3niA9p1 NOVAUL MEN'S JACKET: https://bit.ly/3wQe9Vv NOVAUL WOMEN'S JACKET: https://bit.ly/3DmFuB0 VENTUS ACTIVE HOODIE: https://bit.ly/3wNbqMG ULTRALIGHT LOFTTEK™ ADVENTURE JACKET: https://bit.ly/3wOGhs1 ULTRALIGHT REGULATOR DOWN JACKET: https://bit.ly/3wOGjjD Pants/Shorts: SATU ADVENTURE PANTS (MEN SIZING): https://bit.ly/3CvNhLX SATU ADVENTURE PANTS (MEN SIZING WAIST SIZES 40, 43, AND 46): https://bit.ly/3nfjUce SATU ADVENTURE PANTS (WOMEN SIZING): https://bit.ly/3wQewiR SATU ADVENTURE SHORTS: https://bit.ly/3Dw58mU Dragonwool: DRAGONWOOL HOODIE: https://bit.ly/3DjNRgJ OUTDOOR VITALS MERINO WOOL NECK GAITERS: https://bit.ly/3wMByHi DRAGONWOOL ZIPOFF THERMAL: https://bit.ly/3cd5zGS DRAGONWOOL BOXER: https://bit.ly/3Dll5MU Merch: T-SHIRTS: https://bit.ly/3CnR0uK HATS: https://bit.ly/3wPgSyy
CLICK HERE to listen to episode audio (4:20).Sections below are the following: Transcript of Audio Audio Notes and Acknowledgments ImagesExtra Information Sources Related Water Radio Episodes For Virginia Teachers (Relevant SOLs, etc.). Unless otherwise noted, all Web addresses mentioned were functional as of 12-31-21.TRANSCRIPT OF AUDIO From the Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean, this is Virginia Water Radio for the week of January 3, 2022. This revised episode from January 2014 is part of a series this year of winter-related episodes. For this first week of 2022, we listen in on one Virginian's annual New Year's challenge to the laws of physics and chemistry—water-temperature physics and chemistry, that is. Have a listen for about 35 seconds. SOUNDS AND VOICE - ~35 sec – “It's the New Year, on the shore of the New River. It's 22 degrees and perfect time for a swim. Happy New Year, everyone! Happy New Year! [Series of exclamations about the cold.] Ah, welcome to Antarctica.” You've been listening to Blacksburg resident Alan Moore during the 2014 version of his annual New Year's Day wade into the New River. The watery welcome to that January 1st—unaided by a wet-suit—lasted only a few seconds, not as much because of the 22-degree air temperature as because of the 39-degree water temperature. Water that cold can cause exhaustion or unconsciousness within 15 to 30 minutes, and even water at 60 or 70 degrees can be dangerously chilling over one to two hours, depending on a person's body size and other factors. Water's capacity to chill a human body is much greater than that of air at the same temperature, for two reasons. First, liquids generally conduct heat more rapidly than gases, because liquids are denser (that is, the molecules are closer together). And second, liquid water has chemical attractions between molecules that can absorb high amounts of energy, such as heat energy coming from a person's body. These and other interactions among water, heat, and temperature are part of water's thermodynamics, and they exert a big influence on weather, aquatic environments, biology, and taking a plunge on New Year's or any other day. Thanks to Alan Moore for lending his voice and wade-in sounds to this episode. We close this first episode of the New Year with about 45 seconds of music to give a hydrological hello to 2022. Here's “New Year's Water,” by Torrin Hallett, a graduate student at the Yale School of Music. MUSIC - ~46 sec – instrumental. SHIP'S BELL Virginia Water Radio is produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, part of Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources and Environment. For more Virginia water sounds, music, or information, visit us online at virginiawaterradio.org, or call the Water Center at (540) 231-5624. Thanks to Stewart Scales for his banjo version of Cripple Creek to open and close this episode. In Blacksburg, I'm Alan Raflo, thanking you for listening, and wishing you health, wisdom, and good water. AUDIO NOTES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This Virginia Water Radio episode revises and replaces Episode 195, 1-6-14. Thanks to Alan Moore for allowing Virginia Water Radio to record sounds during his annual New River wade-in on January 1, 2014.“New Year's Water” is copyright 2016 by Torrin Hallett, used with permission. Thanks very much to Torrin for composing the piece especially for Virginia Water Radio. Torrin is a 2018 graduate of Oberlin College and Conservatory in Oberlin, Ohio; a 2020 graduate in Horn Performance from Manhattan School of Music in New York; and a 2021 graduate of the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver. He is currently a graduate student at the Yale School of Music. More information about Torrin is available online at https://www.facebook.com/torrin.hallett. This music was used previously by Virginia Water Radio in Episode 349, 1-2-17.Click here if you'd like to hear the full version (1 min./11 sec.) of the “Cripple Creek” arrangement/performance by Stewart Scales that opens and closes this episode. More information about Mr. Scales and the group New Standard, with which Mr. Scales plays, is available online at http://newstandardbluegrass.com. IMAGES Two photos of the New River near the county line between Giles and Montgomery counties in Virginia, looking upstream: At dawn on January 1, 2014 (upper photo) and at 8:40 a.m. on January 1, 2022 (lower photo). EXTRA INFORMATION ABOUT COLD WATER SAFETY The following is quoted from the National Weather Service, “Cold Water Hazards and Safety,” online at https://www.weather.gov/safety/coldwater. “Warm air doesn't always mean warm water in lakes, streams or oceans. Fifty-five degree water may not sound very cold, but it can be deadly. Plunging into cold water of any temperature becomes dangerous if you aren't prepared for what the sudden exposure can do to your body and brain. Warm air temperatures can create a false sense of security for boaters and beach goers, so if you are planning to be on or near the water, arrive knowing the conditions and how to protect yourself. Cold water drains body heat up to 4 times faster than cold air. When your body hits cold water, “cold shock” can cause dramatic changes in breathing, heart rate and blood pressure. The sudden gasp and rapid breathing alone creates a greater risk of drowning even for confident swimmers in calm waters. In rougher open water this danger increases. Unplanned immersion in cold water can be life-threatening for anyone without protection from the temperatures or a lifejacket to help you stay afloat. When Cold Shock and Hypothermia begin to impact your ability to think and act, life jackets and flotation can create extra time for help to arrive or for you to get out of danger. Even the most experienced cold water surfers, swimmers or boaters know to prepare for the conditions.” SOURCES Used for Audio Encyclopedia Britannica, “Thermodynamics,” online at https://www.britannica.com/science/thermodynamics. J. J. Hidore and J. E. Oliver, Climatology—An Atmospheric Science, MacMillian, New York, 1993, pages 55-58. Linus Pauling, General Chemistry, Dover, New York, 1970, pages 343-350. On survival in cold water: National Weather Service, “Cold Water Safety,” online at https://www.weather.gov/safety/coldwater. University of Minnesota Sea Grant, “Hypothermia Prevention: Survival in Cold Water,” at http://www.seagrant.umn.edu/coastal_communities/hypothermia; see the site's “How Long Have I Got?” section for information on how long one can survive being immersed in cold water. For More Information about Cold Weather Safety, Hypothermia, and Frostbite National Weather Service, “Cold Weather Safety,” online at https://www.weather.gov/safety/cold. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Prevent Hypothermia & Frostbite,” online at https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/winter/staysafe/hypothermia.html. Virginia Department of Health, “Newsroom/Winter Weather Preparedness,” at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/news/public-relations-contacts/winter-weather-preparedness/. RELATED VIRGINIA WATER RADIO EPISODES All Water Radio episodes are listed by category at the Index link above (http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/p/index.html). See particularly the “Science” and “Weather/Climate/Natural Disasters” subject categories. Following are links to other episodes that focus on an incoming New Year. Episode 296, 12-28-15 – Setting a Course for 2016 with ‘On a Ship' by Kat Mills.Episode 349, 1-2-17 – Water for a World of New Years, Featuring “New Year's Water” by Torrin Hallett.Episode 401, 1-1-18 – Diving into 2018 with “Driving Rain” by Chamomile and Whiskey.Episode 453, 12-31-18 – Water and the New Year of 2019.Episode 505, 12-30-19 – Eyes on the Water as the 2020s Arise. Following are links to several other winter-related episodes, including episodes on some birds that reside in Virginia typically only in winter (listed separately). Please note that some of these episodes are being redone in late 2021 and early 2022; in those cases, the respective links below will have information on the updated episodes.Frost – Episode 597, 10-4-21.Freezing and ice – Episode 606, 12-6-21 (especially for grades K-3).Ice on ponds and lakes – Episode 404, 1-22-18 (especially for grades 4-8).Ice on rivers – Episode 406, 2-5-18 (especially for middle school grades).Polar Plunge® for Special Olympics – Episode 356, 2-20-17.Snow physics and chemistry – Episode 407, 2-12-18 (especially for high school grades). Snow, sleet, and freezing rain – Episode 461, 2-25-19.Snow terms – Episode 300, 1-25-16.Surviving freezing – Episode 556, 12-21-20.Winter precipitation and water supplies – Episode 567, 3-8-21.Winter weather preparedness – Episode 605, 11-29-21.Bird-related Episodes for Winter Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count – Episode 607, 12-13-21.American Avocet – Episode 543, 9-21-20.Brant (goose) – Episode 502, 12-9-19. Canvasback (duck) – Episode 604, 11-22-21.Common Goldeneye (duck) – Episode 303, 2/15/16.Green-winged Teal (duck) – Episode 398, 12-11-17.Grebes (Horned and Red-necked) – Episode 233, 9-29-14.Loons – Episode 445, 11-5-18.Fall migration – Episode 603, 11-15-21.Northern Harrier – Episode 561, 1-25-21.Snow Goose – Episode 507, 1/13/20. Tundra Swan – Episode 554, 12-7-20. Winter birds sampler from the Chesapeake Bay area – Episode 565, 2-22-21. FOR VIRGINIA TEACHERS – RELATED STANDARDS OF LEARNING (SOLs) AND OTHER INFORMATION Following are some Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs) that may be supported by this episode's audio/transcript, sources, or other information included in this post. 2020 Music SOLs SOLs at various grade levels that call for “examining the relationship of music to the other fine arts and other fields of knowledge.”2018 Science SOLs Grades K-3 plus 5: Force, Motion, and Energy 5.2 – Energy can take many forms. Grades K-3 plus 5: Matter 5.7 – Matter has properties and interactions. Grades K-5: Earth and Space Systems 4.4 – Weather conditions and climate have effects on ecosystems and can be predicted. Grade 6 6.4 – There are basic sources of energy and energy can be transformed. 6.6 – Water has unique physical properties and has a role in the natural and human-made environment. Physical Science PS.5 – Energy is conserved and transformed. Chemistry CH.7 – Thermodynamics explains the relationship between matter and energy. Virginia's SOLs are available from the Virginia Department of Education, online at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/. Following are links to Water Radio episodes (various topics) designed especially for certain K-12 grade levels (* indicates episode listed above in the “Related Water Radio Episodes” section). Episode 250, 1-26-15 – on boiling, for kindergarten through 3rd grade.Episode 255, 3-2-15 – on density, for 5th and 6th grade. Episode 282, 9-21-15 – on living vs. non-living, for kindergarten.Episode 309, 3-28-16 – on temperature regulation in animals, for kindergarten through 12th grade.Episode 333, 9-12-16 – on dissolved gases, especially dissolved oxygen in aquatic habitats, for 5th grade.*Episode 404, 1-22-18 – on ice on ponds and lakes, for 4th through 8th grade.*Episode 406, 2-5-18 – on ice on rivers, for middle school.*Episode 407, 2-12-18 – on snow chemistry and physics, for high school.Episode 483, 7-29-19 – on buoyancy and drag, for middle school and high school.Episode 524, 5-11-20 – on sounds by water-related animals, for elementary school through high school.Episode 531, 6-29-20 – on various ways that animals get water, for 3rd and 4th grade.Episode 539, 8-24-20 – on basic numbers and facts about Virginia's water resources, for 4th and 6th grade.*Episode 606, 12-6-21 – on freezing and ice, for kindergarten through 3rd grade.
We never thought that here at Below Freezing we would have episodes left in the vault. On my birthday weekend back in January of 2019, the St. Johns and the Woodingtons got together, had some drinks, and witnessed a film like no other. The film in question is Neil Breen's “Twisted Pair”… holy s**t it was something. Our discussion has funny moments (fake rats and tech schools) and serious ones (Breen's treatment of women), but most importantly it contains more audio of the late, great Ian Woodington. Please enjoy the insanity! You can find us at the following: Email: email@example.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/BelowFreezing32 Facebook: @belowfreezingpodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/belowfreezingbadfilms/
WCCO News Reporter Mark Freie joins Steve to talk about the Winter Classic, and the freezing temperatures. Plus, we recap the year in space with Stephen Clark from SpaceFlightNow.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Age Group Special: Gareth Whittle. Age Grouper Gareth Whittle has a story that will inspire and motivate you to overcome any challenge that life throws at you. An adventure holiday in Alaska went horribly wrong for Gareth and his friends, when an unexpected storm, bringing heavy snow and temperatures of -40 degrees C, trapped Gareth and his expedition partners in life threatening conditions. Freezing cold, lost in the pitch black Alaskan night and afraid for their lives after an accident stranded them, they became hypothermic and developed frostbite. Finally managing to find their way to shelter, they realised that their ordeal was only just beginning. Gareth tells the story of the battle to regain the use of his feet, his gradual and painful return to exercise, and finally, triumphantly, recovering his health and regaining enough fitness to cross the line at Outlaw Full in Nottingham in 2021. Sponsorshttps://www.precisionhydration.com/ - Multi-strength electrolytes that match how you sweat, and Precision Fuel 30 Gel and Drink mix to ensure enough carbohydrate to perform at your best. Get 15% off your first order With the code OXYGENADDICT15· Take the Quick Carb Calculator· Take the Free online Sweat Test· Book a free 20-minute hydration and fueling strategy video consultationLike what you heard in this interview? Join hundreds of other age group triathletes making the most of their limited training time, training with Team OxygenAddict! http://team.oxygenaddict.com - The most comprehensive triathlon coaching program for busy age groupers. To find out more, You can book a zoom, phone or skype call with Rob or the Team here Join the Oxygenaddict Triathlon Community page on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/666558563716897/Listen on Spotify: http://bit.ly/OATriPodSpotifyListen on iTunes: http://bit.ly/OATriPodiTunes
Ch.1: The freezing temperatures are not going away any time soon, as an arctic outflow continues to put the lower mainland in temperatures below zero degrees. How can those who are homeless find a way to stay warm? Guest: Bruk Melles, Director of Homelessness Services for the City of Vancouver. Ch.2: Looking back on the Lower Mainland Gang War Guest: Kim Bolan, Crime Reporter for the Vancouver Sun. Ch.3: Hockey will return Tuesday after the league took an extended holiday break in the hope that virus cases will not continue to disrupt the season. Guest: Christian Aumell, Sports show host on 680CJOB in Winnipeg. Ch.4: The BC Craft Farmers Co-Op (BCCFC) was established two years ago to help craft cannabis farmers across the province transition to the legal market, maintain BC's global position as a sector leader and ensure consumers have access to the best cannabis. Guest: David Hurford, Volunteer Secretary of BC Craft Farmers Co-Op and former advisor to the federal Minister of Health Hon. Allan Rock. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We received a tip about a developing story that is extremely concerning. It has to do with the subzero temperatures –and a group of individuals who have suffering in their homes. Guest - Jawn Jang, Jas Johal Show Contributor See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Freezing temperatures and possible snow are in the forecast for Seattle this weekend and next week. Some cities around the region will open severe weather shelters for people experiencing homelessness to escape the cold.
Freezing rain, making for some slippery conditions on this Christmas morning, but is expected to ease up in some areas this afternoon. Christmas morning in St. Peter's Square with Pope Francis calling for more dialogue to ease the suffering of those caught in conflict and feeling it. Four people are hospitalized following a serious crash in Lakeville on Christmas Eve. Five minutes of news that keeps you in "The Loop".
Slay all day! Let us tell you something – if you haven't seen this movie, drop what you are doing and CHECK IT OUT! The first 5 minutes alone with knock your ass full of Christmas cheer. Tune in to this episode to discover some amazing truths about Melissa: how she passed her Intro to Logic class, what her stripper name would be, and if she has any connection to JonBenét Ramsey. This episode was a blast to record, the movie is ridiculous is all the right ways – do yourself a favor and watch this 73 minute gem. Then…listen to us…because you love us… You can find us at the following: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/BelowFreezing32 Facebook: @belowfreezingpodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/belowfreezingbadfilms/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
CLICK HERE to listen to episode audio (4:08).Sections below are the following: Transcript of Audio Audio Notes and Acknowledgments ImagesExtra Information Sources Related Water Radio Episodes For Virginia Teachers (Relevant SOLs, etc.). Unless otherwise noted, all Web addresses mentioned were functional as of 12-10-21. TRANSCRIPT OF AUDIO From the Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean, this is Virginia Water Radio for the week of December 13, 2021. This revised episode from December 2015 is part of a series this year of winter-related episodes. SOUNDS – 7 secThis week, the sound of Mallard ducks on a December day in Blacksburg, Va., is the call to explore the annual Christmas Bird Count, organized by the National Audubon Society.Since 1900, the Society has helped organize volunteers to hold local daylong bird counts between December 14 and January 5. On any single day within that period, volunteer counters follow specific routes within a 15-mile diameter circle, counting every bird they see or hear. The count provides a snapshot both of the species encountered and of the numbers of individuals within each species. According to the Society, this effort is the “longest running community science bird project” in the United States, and it actually takes place now in over 20 countries in the Western Hemisphere. The results of such a long-term inventory help show the status of bird populations and the impacts of changes in habitat, climate, and other environmental conditions. Of course, birds living around water and wetlands are part of the annual count; in fact, the Audubon Society's founding in the late 1800s was due largely to concerns over commercial use of plumes from egrets and other wading birds. [Additional note, not in audio: This refers to the founding in 1896 of the Massachusetts Audubon Society, the first state-level affiliate of the National Audubon Society, founded in 1905. For more information on this history, see the Extra Information section below.] So what kinds of water-related birds might Virginia Christmas bird counters find? Have a listen for about 20 seconds to this sample of four possible species.SOUNDS - 23 secThe Bald Eagle, Belted Kingfisher, Ring-billed Gull, and Greater Yellowlegs are among the many water-related birds that inhabit parts of Virginia during winter, including shorebirds, ducks, herons, and lots of others. Keeping track of these and other feathered Virginia winter residents is a holiday tradition for many Commonwealth citizens with patience, binoculars, and attentive eyes and ears.Thanks to Lang Elliott for permission to use the eagle, kingfisher, gull, and yellowlegs sounds, from the Stokes Field Guide to Bird Songs. Here's hoping that Virginia's Christmas bird counters find good variety and high numbers this year. We close with a U.S. Fish and Wildfire Service recording of another Virginia water-related winter resident, the Common Loon, a species that some diligent coastalVirginia counter might spot or hear on a winter day or night. SOUNDS - ~6 sec SHIP'S BELL Virginia Water Radio is produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, part of Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources and Environment. For more Virginia water sounds, music, or information, visit us online at virginiawaterradio.org, or call the Water Center at (540) 231-5624. Thanks to Ben Cosgrove for his version of “Shenandoah” to open and close this episode. In Blacksburg, I'm Alan Raflo, thanking you for listening, and wishing you health, wisdom, and good water. AUDIO NOTES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This Virginia Water Radio episode revises and replaces Episode 294, 12-14-15. The Mallard sounds were recorded by Virginia Water Radio at the Virginia Tech Duck Pond in Blacksburg on December 10, 2015. The sounds of the Bald Eagle, Belted Kingfisher, Ring-billed Gull, and Greater Yellowlegs were taken from the Stokes Field Guide to Bird Songs-Eastern RegionCD set, by Lang Elliott with Donald and Lillian Stokes (Time Warner Audio Books, copyright 1997), used with permission of Lang Elliott, whose work is available online at the “Music of Nature” Web site, http://www.musicofnature.org/. The Common Loon sounds were taken from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife National Digital Library, http://digitalmedia.fws.gov/cdm/; the specific URL for the loons recording was https://digitalmedia.fws.gov/digital/collection/audio/id/57/rec/1, as of 12-13-21. Click here if you'd like to hear the full version (2 min./22 sec.) of the “Shenandoah” arrangement/performance by Ben Cosgrove that opens and closes this episode. More information about Mr. Cosgrove is available online at http://www.bencosgrove.com. IMAGES Mallards (several males, plus one female on right) on Virginia Tech Duck Pond, Blacksburg, December 10, 2015.Great Blue Heron in a stormwater pond near the Virginia Tech Inn and Alumni Center in Blacksburg, December 16, 2021.Canada Geese beside a stormwater pond near the Virginia Tech Inn and Alumni Center in Blacksburg, December 11, 2021. EXTRA INFORMATION On Bird Counts Another nationwide count is the Great Backyard Bird Count, held each February and organized by Audubon, the Cornell University Lab of Ornithology, and Birds Canada. This count calls on volunteers to watch birds for 15 minutes or more, at least once over four days (February 18-21 in 2022), and record the species and numbers of all the birds seen or heard. Its results also contribute to large-scale and long-term understanding of bird species distribution and health. For more information, visit http://gbbc.birdcount.org/.On Audubon Society History and Waterbirds “Outrage over the slaughter of millions of waterbirds, particularly egrets and other waders, for the millinery trade led to the foundation, by Harriet Hemenway and Mina Hall, of the Massachusetts Audubon Society in 1896. By 1898, state-level Audubon Societies had been established in Pennsylvania, New York, New Hampshire, Illinois, Maine, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, Minnesota, Texas, and California. ...In 1901, state-level Audubon groups joined together in a loose national organization.... In 1905, the National Audubon Society was founded, with the protection of gulls, terns, egrets, herons, and other waterbirds high on its conservation priority list.” – National Audubon Society, “History of Audubon and Science-based Bird Conservation, online at http://www.audubon.org/content/history-audubon-and-waterbird-conservation.On Loon Calls in Winter“Generally loons are silent on the wintering grounds, but occasionally on a quiet winter night one will hear their primeval, tremulous yodel.” – Alice Jane Lippson and Robert L. Lippson, Life in the Chesapeake Bay (Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Md., 2006), p. 285.“All calls can be heard in migration and winter, but compared to the breeding season, they are uncommon.” – Cornell University Lab of Ornithology and American Ornithologists' Union, “Birds of North America Online/Common Loon/Sounds,” online at https://birdsoftheworld.org/bow/species/comloo/cur/sounds (subscription required for access to this Web site). SOURCES Used in Audio Cornell University Lab of Ornithology, “All About Birds,” online at http://www.allaboutbirds.org. Cornell University Lab of Ornithology, “Birds of the World,” online at https://birdsoftheworld.org/bow/home (subscription required for this site). Alice Jane Lippson and Robert L. Lippson, Life in the Chesapeake Bay, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Md., 2006. National Audubon Society, online at http://www.audubon.org/. National Audubon Society, “Christmas Bird Count,” online at http://www.audubon.org/conservation/science/christmas-bird-count. Kathy Reshetiloff, “Listen for the haunting call of loons on Bay's frigid winter waters,” Bay Journal, 12/8/14, updated 3/31/20. Chandler S. Robbins et al. A Guide to Field Identification of Birds of North America, St. Martin's Press, New York, 2001. Stan Tekiela, Birds of Virginia Field Guide, Adventure Publications, Inc., Cambridge, Minn., 2002. Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (formerly Department of Game and Inland Fisheries):Fish and Wildlife Information Service, online at https://services.dwr.virginia.gov/fwis/.The Bald Eagle entry is online at https://services.dwr.virginia.gov/fwis/booklet.html?&bova=040093&Menu=_.Taxonomy&version=18974.The Belted Kingfisher entry is online at https://services.dwr.virginia.gov/fwis/booklet.html?&bova=040220&Menu=_.Taxonomy&version=18974.The Ring-billed Gull entry is online at https://services.dwr.virginia.gov/fwis/booklet.html?&bova=040170&Menu=_.Taxonomy&version=18974.The Greater Yellowlegs entry is online at https://services.dwr.virginia.gov/fwis/booklet.html?&bova=040130&Menu=_.Taxonomy&version=18974.The Common Loon entry is online at https://services.dwr.virginia.gov/fwis/booklet.html?&bova=040001&Menu=_.Taxonomy&version=18974. For More Information about Birds in Virginia or Elsewhere Chesapeake Bay Program, “Birds,” online athttps://www.chesapeakebay.net/discover/field-guide/all/birds/all. Cornell University Lab of Ornithology, “Merlin Photo ID.” The application for mobile devices allows users to submit a bird photograph to get identification of the bird. Information is available online at http://merlin.allaboutbirds.org/. Cornell University Lab of Ornithology and the Audubon Society, “eBird,” online at https://ebird.org/home. Here you can find locations of species observations made by contributors, and you can sign up to contribute your own observations. University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, “Animal Diversity Web,” online at https://animaldiversity.org. Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (formerly Department of Game and Inland Fisheries), “List of Native and Naturalized Fauna in Virginia, August 2020,” online (as a PDF) at https://dwr.virginia.gov/wp-content/uploads/virginia-native-naturalized-species.pdf. Virginia Society of Ornithology, online at http://www.virginiabirds.org/. The Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study, conservation, and enjoyment of birds in the Commonwealth. Xeno-canto Foundation, online at http://www.xeno-canto.org/. This site provides bird songs from around the world. RELATED VIRGINIA WATER RADIO EPISODES All Water Radio episodes are listed by category at the Index link above (http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/p/index.html). See particularly the “Birds” and “Weather/Climate/Natural Disasters” subject categories. Following are links to several other winter-related episodes, including episodes on some birds that reside in Virginia typically only in winter (listed separately). Please note that some of these episodes are being redone in late 2021 and early 2022; in those cases, the respective links below will have information on the updated episodes. Frost – Episode 597, 10-4-21.Freezing and ice – Episode 606, 12-6-21 (especially for grades K-3).Ice on ponds and lakes – Episode 404, 1-22-18 (especially for grades 4-8).Ice on rivers – Episode 406, 2-5-18 (especially for middle school grades).Polar Plunge®for Special Olympics – Episode 356, 2-20-17.Snow physics and chemistry – Episode 407, 2-12-18 (especially for high school grades).Snow, sleet, and freezing rain – Episode 461, 2-25-19.Snow terms – Episode 300, 1-25-16.Surviving freezing – Episode 556, 12-21-20.Winter precipitation and water supplies – Episode 567, 3-8-21.Winter weather preparedness – Episode 605, 11-29-21.Water thermodynamics – Episode 195, 1-6-14. Bird-related Episodes for Winter American Avocet – Episode 543, 9-21-20.Brant (goose) – Episode 502, 12-9-19.Canvasback (duck) – Episode 604, 11-22-21.&l
Joe Oszust from Davey's Albany, New York, office shares what signs arborists look for on trees to avoid damage from winter storms and help make sure they stay healthy all winter long. He also shares some of favorite and least favorite trees for the landscape. In this episode we cover:What does a sales arborist do? (0:47)Safety and tree health (1:16)Time of year (2:16)Deadwood (2:53)Cracks (3:54)Freezing rain and snow (4:29)Decay (5:26)Mushrooms (6:11)Prevent trees from falling (8:17)Being an arborist (10:04)Trees Joe wishes weren't planted (11:03)Joe's favorite trees (12:22) (15:01)American hornbeam (13:17)Dogwoods (15:54)This season in Albany (16:50)How Joe got started in arboriculture (17:47)What Joe gets out of his job (18:34)To find your local Davey office, check out our find a local office page to search by zip code.To learn more about what to do if your tree is covered in ice, read our blog, Help! I Have Trees Bent Over by Ice. What do I do? To learn more about protecting trees from winter storms, read our blog, How to Protect Trees in Winter: Three Proactive Tips.To learn more about keeping your trees healthy in the winter, read our blog, Tree Care Checklist: How to Keep Trees Healthy this Winter.Connect with Davey Tree on social media:Twitter: @DaveyTreeFacebook: @DaveyTreeInstagram: @daveytreeYouTube: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyLinkedIn: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyHave topics you'd like us to cover on the podcast? Email us at email@example.com. We want to hear from you!
BenGreenfieldFitness.com/dadi I get asked a lot of questions by both males and females about fertility (or, perhaps more accurately, infertility), including how to increase sperm count, how to store and freeze sperm, the best diets and supplements for fertility, and much more. So I decided it was high time I recorded an episode for you fellas who want your swimmers just a bit more dialed in, and for you couples who may be wanting to conceive. Dr. Amin Herati, MD is an Assistant Professor at the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute and works at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is the Director of Men's Health and Director of Male Infertility. Dr. Herati is also an advisor to Dadi, the leading at home male fertility services company for sperm testing and storage. He is active in basic and clinical research with an interest in the fertility of patients with spinal cord injury, genetic basis of male infertility, hypogonadism, and pelvic pain syndromes. During this discussion, you'll discover: -Is infertility a genetic issue to any degree?... -Why infertility is more an issue among men in recent history than generations prior... -Environmental causes of infertility... -Testosterone replacement therapy and its effects on fertility... -Does a cool crotch affects one's fertility levels? -Strategies for enhancing fertility... -Diets or foods recommended for fertility... -How to proactively take care of business, even if you're not ready to have children... And much more! Episode sponsors: -Kion Omega -Organifi Gold Chocolate -Seed Daily Synbiotic -Paleo Valley Beef Sticks Do you have questions, thoughts, or feedback for Dr. Amin Herati or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com/dadi and one of us will reply!
PJ and Jennifer Horgan talk about the rush and pressure for schools to learn which HEPA filter to buy, where to put it and why kids can't put on coats with windows open! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Clear out everybody…Stella St. John is here and she is not messing around. It's been almost two years since she was on our “Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties” episode, and she is back with a vengeance to talk about a Christmas (but not really Christmas) movie: “Home Alone 3”. We cover it all on this podcast: how much Roger Ebert loved this film, how Melissa got the chicken pox twice (brag much?), and how a young boy might get his…thing…stuck in the toilet. We know…this is the holiday cheer you need – nay – deserve right now! You can find us at the following: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/BelowFreezing32 Facebook: @belowfreezingpodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/belowfreezingbadfilms/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Twas the night before Solstice and all through the lands, not a creature was stirring...except Filthy Henry the fairy detective. While the rest of Ireland is getting ready for Christmas, Ireland's favourite supernatural detective is working a time sensitive case. And in the true spirit of the season, Filthy Henry is going to work a little magic to make a miracle happen.
Anisha continues the Auntie Series with Auntie Dimple. Auntie Dimple and Anisha have very similar life journeys. They share a special bond and Anisha froze her eggs because of Auntie Dimple. They discuss Dimple's journey, her marriage, family, and her time as an actress in India. Produced by Dear Media.
What is cryonics? And how does it work? What do we know right now about reversing death? And what would we have to learn to make resurrection from a cryogenically frozen state feasible? How much does cryonics cost? What incentives would future people have for reviving a cryo-frozen person? How likely is it that a cryo-frozen person will be brought back in the future? Why do people (even pro-cryonics people) "cryoprastinate" and put off considering cryonics for a later time? What sorts of risks are involved in being frozen and later revived? What philosophical and ethical issues are at stake with cryonics? Would a revived person be able to integrate into a future society? Why is there stigma around cryonics in some cultures?Max Marty is an entrepreneur and futurist who lived and worked in the Bay Area for 10 years. He's now in Austin and has been working to build the Cryonics community, including co-hosting the Cryonics Underground podcast and running the largest Cryonics discord community: The Cryosphere. He looks forward to getting back into startups in the future, this time in biotech.Further reading:"Lena" by qntm
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It's Christmas time…and we're here to totally bring you down – and a film about depressives may be the best way to do that. The St. Johns are joined this week by Kieran B. (host of the Best Picture Cast and the selector of this film – we want to make that clear) to discuss this Nora Ephron (yes…THAT Nora Ephron) Christmas spectacle “Mixed Nuts”. We discuss so much: Steve Martin phoning it in, the glory that is Madeline Kahn, the spinoff film we want to see of Adam Sandler and Liev Schreiber's characters – we could keep going. Instead, we'll leave you with this: “Inside every pothole, there is hope.” You can find us at the following: Email: email@example.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/BelowFreezing32 Facebook: @belowfreezingpodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/belowfreezingbadfilms/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
When life gets busy having a freezer stocked with cooked proteins can make cooking dinner much faster and easier. It is nice to stock your freezer with a few basic proteins that you can use in lots of different recipes. How to freeze proteins. Cool meats to room temperature before freezing. Freeze in meal-size portions for your family. Think about the shape of frozen zip bags. Freeze flat on a cookie sheet or inside a container like an instant pot liner so it is easier to thaw. Leave extra space at the top of the container if you are using glass. Air is the enemy of frozen food. Try to get as much air out of zip bags as possible. Air causes ice crystals to form which degrades the food faster. My favorite meats to freeze. Taco Meat Cheeseburger Baked Potato (Cooked hamburger and onions) Roast Chicken Instant Pot Lemony Chicken Chicken Tacos Looking for full freezer meals not just meats? Check out Thriving Home. Use the code Marie20 to get 20% off. For full show notes and transcript click here.
CLICK HERE to listen to episode audio (4:36).Sections below are the following: Transcript of Audio Audio Notes and Acknowledgments ImagesA Question about Freezing Water and Animals Sources Related Water Radio Episodes For Virginia Teachers (Relevant SOLs, etc.). Unless otherwise noted, all Web addresses mentioned were functional as of 12-3-21. TRANSCRIPT OF AUDIO From the Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean, this is Virginia Water Radio for the week of December 6, 2021. This revised episode from January 2018 is part of a series this year of winter-relatedepisodes. SOUND – ~8 sec That's the sound of ice on Claytor Lake in Pulaski County, Va., during a January day in 2018. The sounds set the stage for a freezing-water episode written for Virginia science students in early elementary school, that is, about kindergarten to third grade. You're about to hear two kinds of mystery sounds. When you do, see if you can answer this riddle: How are the two kinds of sounds the same, but also different? Here are the sounds. SOUNDS – ~10 sec If you guessed that both sounds were water being put into a glass, you're right! But the first sound was water as a liquid, while the second was ice, or water frozen into a solid. Now here are two more kinds of mystery sounds. Try again to guess what they are. SOUNDS – ~8 sec Those were sounds of liquid water flowing in a creek, followed by pieces of ice on the creek's edge breaking off and splashing into the flowing water. Just like a freezer can turn liquid household water into ice cubes, winter weather can often stay below 32 degrees Fahrenheit long enough to freeze some of the water on land or in a pond, creek, river, or even the ocean. And there are many words for different kinds of ice in those places, like anchor ice, flake ice, needle ice, pancake ice, and sea ice. Let's try one more pair of mystery sounds, this time about ice safety. SOUND – ~7 sec Any guesses about what you heard? The first was small rocks bouncing on an ice-covered pond, but the second was that pond's ice breaking and sinking. That's a reminder that thin ice can hold pebbles, but ice has to be solid and at least about four inches thick to hold people, and ice thickness can be different in different spots. Ice is never 100-percent safe, according to natural resource experts from Minnesota, where they have plenty of experience with ice-covered water. But even with thin ice, it's safe—and fun—to stand on the bank and see how far a pebble can bounce!SOUND – ~3 sec – Pebbles bouncing on ice-covered pond. We close with about 45 seconds of music for freezing water. Here's “Ice Dance,” by Torrin Hallett, a student at the Yale School of Music.MUSIC – ~47 sec – instrumental. SHIP'S BELL Virginia Water Radio is produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, part of Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources and Environment. For more Virginia water sounds, music, or information, visit us online at virginiawaterradio.org, or call the Water Center at (540) 231-5624. Thanks to Stewart Scales for his banjo version of Cripple Creek to open and close this episode. In Blacksburg, I'm Alan Raflo, thanking you for listening, and wishing you health, wisdom, and good water. AUDIO NOTES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This Virginia Water Radio episode revises and replaces Episode 408, 1-15-18. The Claytor Lake ice sounds were recorded at the Sloan Creek inlet of the lake, near Draper in Pulaski County, Va., on January 6, 2018. The stream ice sounds were recorded at Toms Creek in Heritage Park in Blacksburg, Va., on January 11, 2015. The sounds of pebbles bouncing on an ice-covered pond and the sound of thin ice breaking were recorded at the Heritage Park pond in Blacksburg, Va., on December 28, 2012, and January 13, 2013. Thanks to passer-by Sam for help in recording the sounds of rocks bouncing on ice. “Ice Dance” is copyright 2020 by Torrin Hallett, used with permission. Torrin is a 2018 graduate of Oberlin College and Conservatory in Oberlin, Ohio; a 2020 graduate in Horn Performance from Manhattan School of Music in New York; and a 2021 graduate of the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver. He is currently a graduate student at the Yale School of Music. More information about Torrin is available online at https://www.facebook.com/torrin.hallett. Thanks very much to Torrin for composing the piece especially for Virginia Water Radio. This music was used previously by Virginia Water Radio in Episode 556, 12-21-20, on how organisms survive freezing temperatures. Following are other music pieces composed by Torrin Hallett for Virginia Water Radio, with episodes featuring the music.“A Little Fright Music” – used in Episode 548, 10-26-20, on water-related passages in fiction and non-fiction, for Halloween; and Episode 601, 10-31-21, connections among Halloween, water, and the human body.“Beetle Ballet” – used in Episode 525, 5-18-20, on aquatic beetles.“Chesapeake Bay Ballad” – used most recently in Episode 604, 11-22-21, on Canvasback ducks.“Corona Cue” – used in Episode 517, 3-23-20, on the coronavirus pandemic.“Flow Stopper” – used in Episode 599, 10-18-21, on “Imagine a Day Without Water.”“Geese Piece” – used most recently in Episode 440, 10-1-18, on E-bird.“Lizard Lied” – used in Episode 514, 3-2-20, on lizards. “New Year's Water” – used in Episode 349, 1-2-17, on the New Year. “Rain Refrain” – used most recently in Episode 559, 1-11-21, on record rainfall in 2020.“Runoff” – in Episode 585, 7-12-21 – on middle schoolers calling out stormwater-related water words.“Spider Strike” – used in Episode 523, 5-4-20, on fishing spiders. “Tropical Tantrum” – used most recently in Episode 580, 6-7-21, on the 2021 Atlantic tropical storm season preview.“Tundra Swan Song – used in Episode 554, 12-7-20, on Tundra Swans.“Turkey Tune” – used in Episode 343, 11-21-16, on the Wild Turkey. Click here if you'd like to hear the full version (1 min./11 sec.) of the “Cripple Creek” arrangement/performance by Stewart Scales that opens and closes this episode. More information about Mr. Scales and the group New Standard, with which Mr. Scales plays, is available online at http://newstandardbluegrass.com. IMAGES Ice on Claytor Lake in Pulaski County, Va., January 6, 2018.Patterns in ice formed on a shallow drainage channel in Heritage Park, Blacksburg, Va., January 11, 2015Air pockets under ice on a drainage channel in Heritage Park, Blacksburg, Va., January 11, 2015. A QUESTION ABOUT FREEZING WATER AND ANIMALS All living things have water on their inside. So, if a wild animal is exposed to freezing temperatures in winter, why doesn't the water inside its body freeze? Here are two possible answers. For more information, please see references in the Sources section below. 1. Some animals—birds and mammals—can generate their own heat, and they have fur, feathers, or other coverings to hold in the heat (like people have clothes). Body fat also helps hold in heat. 2. In many living things—for example, certain fish and frogs—the water-based fluids inside cells contain biochemicals that act as natural anti-freeze, preventing ice formation and damage to the cells. SOURCES American Museum of Natural History, ‘Three Phases of Water,” online at https://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/water-h2o-life/blue-planet/three-phases-of-water/. Margaret Waring Buck, Where They Go in Winter, Abingdon Press, Nashville, Tenn., 1968. Iowa State University, “How Woody Plants Survive Extreme Cold,” March 1, 1996, online at http://www.ipm.iastate.edu/ipm/hortnews/1996/3-1-1996/brr.html. Lake Superior-Duluth Streams.org, “Ice Terminology,” online at http://www.lakesuperiorstreams.org/understanding/iceterms.html. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, “Ice Safety,” online at http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/safety/ice/index.html; see particularly “General Ice Thickness Guidelines,” online at https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/safety/ice/thickness.html. Dan Tinker, “These Animals Don't Care That It's Freezing Outside,” December 14, 2013, National Wildlife Federation Blog, online at http://blog.nwf.org/2013/12/these-animals-dont-care-that-its-freezing-outside/. Phys.org, “Living organisms need antifreeze to survive in the cold,” February 18, 2013, online at https://phys.org/news/2013-02-antifreeze-survive-cold.html; and “Why fish don't freeze in the Arctic Ocean,” August 25, 2010, online at https://phys.org/news/2010-08-fish-dont-arctic-ocean.html. Brian Rohrig, “Chilling Out, Warming Up: How Animals Survive Temperature Extremes,” ChemMatters Online Oct.-Nov. 2013 (American Chemical Society), online at http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/resources/highschool/chemmatters/past-issues/archive-2013-2014/animal-survival-in-extreme-temperatures.html. VocabularySpellingCity.com:“Kindergarten Science Vocabulary,” online at https://www.spellingcity.com/kindergarten-science-vocabulary.html;“First Grade Science Vocabulary,” online at http://www.spellingcity.com/first-grade-science-vocabulary.html;“Second Grade Science Vocabulary,” online at https://www.spellingcity.com/second-grade-science-vocabulary.html; and“Third Grade Science Vocabulary,” online at https://www.spellingcity.com/third-grade-science-vocabulary.html.The site also has vocabulary for other grade levels and other subjects. Sarah Zielinski, “Eight ways that animals survive the winter,” Science News (Society for Science & the Public), January 22, 2014, online at https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/wild-things/eight-ways-animals-survive-winter. For More Information about Ice Sounds NPR's Skunk Bear (science channel on YouTube), “The Star Wars Sound of Singing Ice,” 3 min./3 sec. video online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OC7_zpyqCrU. RELATED VIRGINIA WATER RADIO EPISODES All Water Radio episodes are listed by category at the Index link above (http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/p/index.html). See particularly the “Weather/Climate/Natural Disasters” subject categories. Following are links to several other winter-related episodes, including episodes on some birds that reside in Virginia typically only in winter (listed separately). Please note that some of these episodes are being redone in late 2021 and early 2022; in those cases, the respective links below will have information on the updated episodes. Frost – Episode 597, 10-4-21. Ice on ponds and lakes – Episode 404, 1-22-18 (especially for grades 4-8).Ice on rivers – Episode 406, 2-5-18 (especially for middle school grades).Polar Plunge®for Special Olympics – Episode 356, 2-20-17.Snow physics and chemistry – Episode 407, 2-12-18 (especially for high school grades).Snow, sleet, and freezing rain – Episode 461, 2-25-19.Snow terms – Episode 300, 1-25-16.Surviving freezing – Episode 556, 12-21-20.Winter precipitation and water supplies – Episode 567, 3-8-21.Winter weather preparedness – Episode 605, 11-29-21.Water thermodynamics – Episode 195, 1-6-14. Bird-related Episodes for Winter Audubon Christmas Bird Count – Episode 294, 12-14-15.American Avocet – Episode 543, 9-21-20.Brant (goose) – Episode 502, 12-9-19.Canvasback (duck) – Episode 604, 11-22-21.Common Goldeneye (duck) – Episode 303, 2/15/16.Green-winged Teal (duck) – Episode 398, 12-11-17.Grebes (Horned and Red-necked) – Episode 233, 9-29-14.Loons – Episode 445, 11-5-18.Fall migration –
Holiday treats are fun, but can have you feeling overloaded with sugar. You'd hate to throw away all that goodness though, so how can you enjoy them in moderation? In this episode you'll learn how to freeze or otherwise store your holiday treats so you can enjoy them in the months after Christmas instead of all at once!
Martha Dillon is editor of It's Freezing in LA!, the magazine about climate change that recently published its eighth issue, themed around ‘Borders'. I spoke to her a couple of weeks after COP26 came to an end and I was interested to hear her thoughts on the conference, as well as the wider climate change conversation and how greater interest in the subject is allowing them to be more ambitious in what they're doing.
Daisy Luther has learned the hard way how important preparation is. From debilitating poverty, to losing her father, to becoming a single mother, we follow Daisy on her story of suffering through extreme hardship. But we'll also understand how she managed to survive and thrive in spite of it. Facing loss after loss Daisy never gave up, and now she is a successful author, the founder of the Nutritional Anarchy, and the owner of The Organic Prepper, a website that gets millions of views and teaches us how we can be more prepared when things go wrong. https://findingfounders.co/subscribe Website: findingfounders.co Follow Sam: https://www.instagram.com/samueldonner/ Follow Finding Founders IG: https://www.instagram.com/findingfounderspodcast/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/finding-founders/support
CLICK HERE to listen to episode audio (5:17).Sections below are the following: Transcript of Audio Audio Notes and Acknowledgments ImagesExtra Information Sources Related Water Radio Episodes For Virginia Teachers (Relevant SOLs, etc.). Unless otherwise noted, all Web addresses mentioned were functional as of 11-26-21. TRANSCRIPT OF AUDIO From the Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean, this is Virginia Water Radio for the week of November 29, 2021. This episode is part of a series this year of winter-related episodes. MUSIC – ~10 sec – instrumental. That excerpt of “Mid-winter Etude,” by Timothy Seaman of Williamsburg, Va., opens our annual episode on winter preparedness. This coincides with Virginia Winter Weather Awareness Week, which is being observed this year from November 29 to December 3, according to the Wakefield, Va., National Weather Service office. In 2021, winter astronomically begins in Virginia on December 21 at 10:59 a.m. That's the Eastern Standard time of the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, when that hemisphere is at its maximum annual tilt away from the sun. At its beginning, middle, or end, winter can bring cold temperatures, hazardous roads, power outages, and fire hazards. To help you be prepared, here are 10 tips compiled from information provided by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC.1. Avoid traveling in winter-storm conditions if you can. If you must travel, get road conditions from the Virginia 511 telephone system, Web site, or app. And have an emergency kit for your vehicle, including jumper cables, water, non-perishable food, blankets, a flashlight, and other items.2. Have battery-powered sources of lighting and information, particularly weather information, along with enough batteries to last through a power outage of several days. Whenever possible, use flashlights and not candles during power outages. If you do use candles, put them in safe holders away from anything combustible, and don't leave a burning candle unattended.3. Make a family emergency plan that covers sheltering; evacuation from your area; escape from a home fire; emergency meeting places; communications; a supply of food, water, and medications; and other factors specific to your circumstances; and practice your plan. 4. Get fireplaces, wood stoves, and chimneys inspected and cleaned.5. Install a smoke detector in every bedroom and on every floor level, test them monthly, and replace the batteries at least annually. 6. Install a carbon monoxide detector in your home and check or replace the battery every six months.7. If you use space heaters, make sure they'll switch off automatically if the heater falls over; plug them into wall outlets, not extension cords; keep them at least three feet from combustible objects; don't leave heaters unattended; and check for cracked or damaged wires or plugs. 8. Generators, camp stoves, and other devices that burn gasoline or charcoal should be used outdoors only.9. Learn where to shut off water valves in case a pipe bursts. And 10. Be careful of overexertion during snow shoveling. More information on preparing for winter weather, fires, and other emergencies is available online from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, at vaemergency.gov.Next time the forecast calls for snow, freezing rain, or other wintry weather, here's hoping that you can stay warm, dry, and safe.Thanks to Timothy Seaman for permission to use this week's music, and we close with about 25 more seconds of “Mid-winter Etude.” MUSIC – ~28 sec – instrumental. SHIP'S BELL Virginia Water Radio is produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, part of Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources and Environment. For more Virginia water sounds, music, or information, visit us online at virginiawaterradio.org, or call the Water Center at (540) 231-5624. Thanks to Ben Cosgrove for his version of “Shenandoah” to open and close this episode. In Blacksburg, I'm Alan Raflo, thanking you for listening, and wishing you health, wisdom, and good water. AUDIO NOTES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS “Midwinter Etude,” from the 1996 album “Incarnation,” is copyright by Timothy Seaman and Pine Wind Music, used with permission. More information about Mr. Seaman is available online at http://timothyseaman.com/en/. This music was used previously by Virginia Water Radio in Episode 561, 1-25-21. Click here if you'd like to hear the full version (2 min./22 sec.) of the “Shenandoah” arrangement/performance by Ben Cosgrove that opens and closes this episode. More information about Mr. Cosgrove is available online at http://www.bencosgrove.com.IMAGESSnow and ice on a seasonal pond at Heritage Park in Blacksburg, Va., December 26, 2020.Snow along Toms Creek at Heritage Park in Blacksburg, Va., December 26, 2020.Ice hanging from tree twigs at Heritage Park in Blacksburg, Va., February 20, 2021.EXTRA INFORMATION ABOUT WINTER WEATHER PREPAREDNESS AND FIRE SAFETY On Winter Weather Preparedness The following information is quoted from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM), “Winter Weather,” online at https://www.vaemergency.gov/winter-weather/, accessed 11/29/21.Winter storms can range from freezing rain or ice, to a few hours of moderate snowfall, to a blizzard that lasts for several days. Many winter storms are accompanied by dangerously low temperatures, power outages and unpredictable road conditions. Before, during, and after a winter storm, roads and walkways may become extremely dangerous or impassable. Access to critical community services such as public transportation, child care, healthcare providers and schools may be limited. Preparing your home, car and family before cold weather and a winter storm arrives is critical. Overview for Dealing with a Winter Storm*During a winter storm, stay off the roads as much as possible and only drive when absolutely necessary. Always give snow plows the right of way. *Never use a generator, grill, camp stove or gasoline, propane, natural gas or charcoal burning device inside your home, garage, basement, crawlspace or any other partially enclosed area. *Snow shoveling is a known trigger for heart attacks! Always avoid overexertion when shoveling. *When severe weather occurs, plan to check on elderly or disabled neighbors and relatives. *If you must travel, know road conditions before you leave home. Visit 511Virginia.org or call 511 for road condition updates. *Protect yourself from frostbite! Hands, feet and face are the most commonly affected areas so wear a hat, mittens (which are warmer than gloves) and cover your mouth with a scarf to reduce heat loss. *Keep dry! Change out of wet clothing frequently to prevent a loss of body heat. *Wear several layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing rather than one layer or heavy clothing.Prepare Your Home *Make sure your home is properly insulated. *Check the weather stripping around your windows and doors. *Learn how to shut off water valves in case a pipe bursts. *Have additional heat sources on hand in case of a power outages. *Keep a fire extinguisher accessible. *Replace the batteries in your carbon monoxide detector annually. Prepare Your Car *Batteries lose power as temperatures drop, be sure to have yours tested. *Check your car's antifreeze level. *Have your radiator system serviced. *Replace your car's windshield wiper fluid with a wintertime mix. *Proactively replace your car's worn tires and wiper blades. *To help with visibility, clean [snow or ice] off your car entirely, including your trunk, roof, windows and headlights. Did You Know?*Dehydration can make you more susceptible to hypothermia.*If it's too cold for you, it's too cold for your pet! Don't leave pets outside for prolonged periods of time and have plenty of fresh, unfrozen water on hand.*Each year, snow, sleet, slush and/or ice on the road leads to approximately, 537,000 crashes, 136,000 injuries, and 1,800 deaths.*It can snow at temperatures well above freezing*Temperatures do not have to be below zero degrees to cause harmOn Fire SafetyThe following information is quoted from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM), “Fires,” online at https://www.vaemergency.gov/fires/, accessed 11/29/21. In just two minutes, a fire can become life-threatening. In just five minutes, a home can be engulfed in flames. Learn About Fires *Fire is FAST! In less than 30 seconds a small flame can turn into a major fire. It only takes minutes for thick black smoke to fill a house or for it to be engulfed in flames.*Fire is HOT! Heat is more threatening than flames. Room temperatures in a fire can be 100 degrees at floor level and rise to 600 degrees at eye level. Inhaling this super-hot air will scorch your lungs and melt clothes to your skin.*Fire is DARK! Fire starts bright, but quickly produces black smoke and complete darkness.*Fire is DEADLY! Smoke and toxic gases kill more people than flames do. Fire produces poisonous gases that make you disoriented and drowsy. Asphyxiation is the leading cause of fire deaths, exceeding burns by a three-to-one ratio. Create and Practice a Fire Escape Plan*In the event of a fire, remember that every second counts, so you and your family must always be prepared. Escape plans help you get out of your home quickly.*Twice each year, practice your home fire escape plan. Some tips to consider when preparing this plan include:*Find two ways to get out of each room in the event the primary way is blocked by fire or smoke.*A secondary route might be a window onto a neighboring roof or a collapsible ladder for escape from upper story windows.*Make sure that windows are not stuck, screens can be taken out quickly, and that security bars can be properly opened.*Practice feeling your way out of the house in the dark or with your eyes closed.*Teach children not to hide from firefighters. Smoke Alarms*A working smoke alarm significantly increases your chances of surviving a deadly home fire.*Install both ionization AND photoelectric smoke alarms, OR dual sensor smoke alarms, which contain both ionization and photoelectric smoke sensors.*Test batteries monthly.*Replace batteries in battery-powered and hard-wired smoke alarms at least once a year (except non-replaceable 10-year lithium batteries).*Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, including the basement, both inside and outside of sleeping areas.*Replace the entire smoke alarm unit every 8-10 years or according to manufacturer's instructions.*Never disable a smoke alarm while cooking – it can be a deadly mistake. Smoke Alarm Safety for People with Access or Functional Needs*Audible alarms for visually impaired people should pause with a small window of silence between each successive cycle so that they can listen to instructions or voices of others.*Smoke alarms with a vibrating pad or flashing light are available for the hearing impaired. Contact your local fire department for information about obtaining a flashing or vibrating smoke alarm.*Smoke alarms with a strobe light outside the home to catch the attention of neighbors, and emergency call systems for summoning help, are also available. During a Fire*Crawl low under any smoke to your exit – heavy smoke and poisonous gases collect first along the ceiling.*Before opening a door, feel the doorknob and door. If either is hot, or if there is smoke coming around the door, leave the door closed and use your second way out.*If you open a door, open it slowly. Be ready to shut it quickly if heavy smoke or fire is present.*If you can't get to someone needing assistance, leave the home and call 9-1-1 or the fire department. Tell the emergency operator where the person is located.*If pets are trapped inside your home, tell firefighters right away.*If you can't get out, close the door and cover vents and cracks around doors with cloth or tape to keep smoke out. Call 9-1-1 or your fire department. Say where you are and signal for help at the window with a light-colored cloth or a flashlight.*If your clothes catch fire, stop, drop, and roll – stop immediately, drop to the ground, and cover your face with your hands. Roll over and over or back and forth until the fire is out. If you or someone else cannot stop, drop, and roll, smother the flames with a blanket or towel. Use cool water to treat the burn immediately for 3 to 5 minutes. Cover with a clean, dry cloth. Get medical help right away by calling 9-1-1 or the fire department. Fire Escape Planning for Older Adults and People with Access or Functional Needs*Live near an exit. You'll be safest on the ground floor if you live in an apartment building. If you live in a multi-story home, arrange to sleep on the ground floor, and near an exit.*If you use a walker or wheelchair, check all exits to be sure you get through the doorways.*Make any necessary accommodations, such as providing exit ramps and widening doorways, to facilitate an emergency escape.*Speak to your family members, building manager, or neighbors about your fire safety plan and practice it with them.*Contact your local fire department's non-emergency line and explain your special needs. Ask emergency providers to keep your special needs information on file.*Keep a phone near your bed and be ready to call 911 or your local emergency number if a fire occurs. After a Fire – The following checklist serves as a quick reference and guide for you to follow after a fire strikes.*Contact your local disaster relief service, such as The Red Cross, if you need temporary housing, food and medicines.*If you are insured, contact your insurance company for detailed instructions on protecting the property, conducting inventory and contacting fire damage restoration companies. If you are not insured, try contacting private organizations for aid and assistance.*Check with the fire department to make sure your residence is safe to enter. Be watchful of any structural damage caused by the fire. The fire department should see that utilities are either safe to use or are disconnected before they leave the site. DO NOT attempt to reconnect utilities yourself.*Conduct an inventory of damaged property and items. Do not throw away any damaged goods until after an inventory is made. Try to locate valuable documents and records.*Begin saving receipts for any money you spend related to fire loss. The receipts may be needed later by the insurance company and for verifying losses claimed on income tax.*Notify your mortgage company of the fire. Cooking*Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling, or broiling food. If you leave the kitchen for even a short period of time, turn off the stove.*Wear short, close-fitting or tightly rolled sleeves when cooking.*Keep children away from cooking areas by enforcing a “kid-free zone” of 3 feet around the stove.*Position barbecue grills at least 10 feet away from siding and deck railings, and out from under eaves and overhanging branches. Smoking*Smoke outside and completely stub out butts in an ashtray or a can filled with sand.*Soak cigarette butts and ashes in water before throwing them away. Never toss hot cigarette butts or ashes in the trash can.*Never smoke in a home where oxygen is used, even if it is turned off. Oxygen can be explosive and makes fire burn hotter and faster.*Be alert – don't smoke in bed! If you are sleepy, have been drinking, or have taken medicine that makes you drowsy, put your cigarette out first. Electrical and Appliance Safety*Frayed wires can cause fires. Replace all worn, old or damaged appliance cords immediately and do not run
Freezing your eggs can open doors for your fertility. It's also emotional, time-consuming and expensive. Here are some things to think about before you decide to freeze your eggs — and what to know if you do, including how much it costs and how to prepare for the process.
Freezing your eggs can open doors for your fertility. It's also emotional, time-consuming and expensive. Here are some things to think about before you decide to freeze your eggs — and what to know if you do, including how much it costs and how to prepare for the process.
New Cold Storage Method Solves Freezer Burn—And Saves Energy Have you ever pulled a long-anticipated pint of ice cream out of the freezer, only to find the strawberries crunchy and the normally creamy substance chalky and caked with ice? Freezer burn, a phenomenon caused by water in food crystallizing into ice inside the ice cream or fruit or meat during freezing, is a menace to taste buds, a driver of food waste, and even damages some of the nutritional benefits of food. And it's always a risk as long as food preservation relies on very cold temperatures. Even flash-freezing, which works much faster, can still create small ice crystals. But United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) food scientists, working with a team at the University of California-Berkeley, have a method that could help solve this problem. Normal food freezing, called isobaric, keeps food at whatever pressure the surrounding air is. But what if you change that? Isochoric freezing, the new method, adds pressure to the food while lowering temperature, so the food becomes cold enough to preserve without its moisture turning into ice. No ice means no freezer burn. And, potentially, a much lower energy footprint for the commercial food industry: up to billions fewer kilowatt-hours, according to recent research. Ira talks to USDA food technologist Cristina Bilbao-Sainz and mechanical engineer Matthew Powell-Palm about how pressure and temperature can be manipulated to make food last longer, and hopefully taste better. Plus, the challenges of turning a good idea into a widespread technology. Koji: The Mold You Want In Your Kitchen When chef Jeremy Umansky grows a batch of Aspergillus oryzae, a cultured mold also known as koji, in a tray of rice, he says he's “bewitched” by its fluffy white texture and tantalizing floral smells. When professional mechanical engineer and koji explorer Rich Shih thinks about the versatility of koji, from traditional Japanese sake to cured meats, he says, “It blows my mind.” Koji-inoculated starches are crucial in centuries-old Asian foods like soy sauce and miso—and, now, inspiring new and creative twists from modern culinary minds. And Shih and Umansky, the two food fanatics, have written a new book describing the near-magical workings of the fungus, which, like other molds, uses enzymes to break starches, fats, and proteins down into food for itself. It just so happens that, in the process, it's making our food tastier. You can grow koji on grains, vegetables, and other starchy foods, and make sauces, pastes, alcohols, and vinegars. Even cure meats. Umansky and Shih say the possibilities are endless—and they have the koji pastrami and umami popcorn to prove it. The Bacteria Behind Your Favorite Blues, Bries, and More Cheese lovers, you can thank microbes for the flavorful funk of Camembert cheese and the perforated pattern of Swiss. According to microbiologist Rachel Dutton, one gram of cheese rind is home to 10 billion bacterial and fungal cells. Dutton describes our favorite cheese-microbe pairings and explains why the cheese rind is ripe for teaching us about the basic interactions of bacteria. The World According To Sound: When Your Wine Bottle Sings A few years ago, Chris Hoff was making himself some plum wine. He had a nice big plum tree in the apartment he was renting in San Francisco, and it had been a plentiful year. During the process he came across a beautiful, simple sound that made him get out his recording gear. It came from his little metal funnel. Each time Hoff poured liquid through his funnel to fill a bottle, it made this pleasant rising arpeggio of bubbles. When the pitch reached its height, the bottle was filled, and Hoff moved on to the next one. He liked it so much that he grabbed his small handheld recorder and captured the sound. This simple, everyday sound is the result of a complex interaction of the liquid, bottle, air, and funnel. While water pours down through the funnel, air is being forced out of the bottle and up through the liquid, where it makes a bubble on the surface and then pops. As the level of liquid decreases in the funnel, the pitch of the popping bubbles rises. Read more at sciencefriday.com.
In this week's episode, Dr. Heather sits with Dr. Temeka Zore, MD to discuss infertility. Dr. Temeka Zore is a board certified reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist. She's a fertility educator and health advocate. The Drs define and clarify what infertility is, the lack of access to fertility treatment and the best options for a woman who may or may not want to have children. What you will learn in this episode: How Infertility impacts black women more than any other race Biases and stereotypes of BIPOC communities having multiple children Freezing eggs as an option Find Dr. Temeka Zore: IG: TemekazoreMD Connect with Dr. Heather: IG: @advisorycervixpod IG: @drheatherirobundamd Tik Tok: drheatherirobundamd Website: www.irobundamd.com Dr. Heather's Merch: https://dr-heathers-merch-store.myshopify.com
In this episode, Jim and Derek are joined by Jonathan to discuss blood types, and which blood letter grades score better on a blood test. Then, we talk about cryogenic freezing and why you shouldn't do that. Finally, we try to suss out whether Jedi are really any different than wizards. Panelists: Jim, Derek, Jonathan
This week your hosts sit down with one of the most knowledgeable fertility nurses: Bachelor Nation alumna Whitney Bischoff Angel, who specializes in fertility preservation at Ova Egg Freezing in Chicago! She discusses how she got into fertility as it's not something they touched on in nursing school, the top questions she gets asked, and walks us through a day in the life as a fertility nurse. Danielle also opens up about her experience going through the full panel of testing. Whitney discusses the egg harvesting process, including what exactly that is, what you need to know to be prepared, and what happens during the actual day of retrieval. She also shares some important questions you can ask when advocating for yourself and finding the right place for you. Whitney believes that education and management of expectations with egg freezing is key, so whether you're a nurse looking for exciting opportunities outside of the hospital or someone interested in freezing your eggs, we hope you come away from this conversation with some newfound insight! To keep up with Whitney follow her @whitb624 and follow Ova Egg Freezing @ovaeggfreezing + visit ovaeggfreezing.com. Get $100 off testing at Ova Egg Freezing if you mention you heard about them from The WoMed podcast! If you haven't already, please follow, rate, and review the podcast, and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @TheWoMed + check out womedpodcast.com. Remember to submit your weekly Nurse D Energy, shoutouts, and Wo-No You Didn't moments to us on Instagram — we love reading and sharing them! Plus, be sure to follow your hosts personally @dmmaltby and @jaclyndarling_rn and be sure to check out @riothealers! WoMed Cover Art Makeup: Annelise Carey, MUA/LME @annelisemua Photography: Brooke Boling @honorcreative Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices