Idea Exchange: June 11th – June 15th

Monday, June 11

SPIES OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN, Samuel Marquis-AUTHOR had to cancel. Interview is rescheduled for 7/2/18

SPIES OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN is the true story of legendary British safecracker and spy Eddie Chapman, the British Double Cross Spy System, and Norwegian female Resistance operatives Dagmar Lahlum and Annemarie Breien. Known as Agent Zigzag, the most remarkable double agent of WWII, the fearless and roguishly handsome Chapman fell in love with and spied alongside the stunning 20-year-old model Dagmar Lahlum in Occupied Norway. Based upon recently released historical records from British and Norwegian archives, this WWII adventure and romance tale illuminates for the first time the intimate relationship between the two spy-lovers as well as the wartime exploits of Lahlum, Breien, and the Norwegian Resistance to liberate Norway and combat the Gestapo’s bloodhound investigator, Siegfried Fehmer.

TODAY IS: German chocolate, Write to your Father, Great Barrier Reef discovered, National Hug

We talked about German Chocolate cake and where it first began and wedding traditions. Recipes: Margaritas, Roasted Vegetable Dip, and Chicken Ranch Flatbread.

 

Tuesday, June 12th:

TODAY IS: Peanut Butter cookie, Magic, Machine, Baseball-1839, Little League Girls Day

We talked about baseball trivia and pizza on the grill. Recipes shared: Trail Mix Cookie Cups, Easy Elephant Ears, Smokey Grilled Pizzas, Crispy Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches and Rhubarb Kuchen.

 

Wednesday, June 13th:

CRACKING THE BOY CODE: HOW TO UNDERSTAND AND TALK WITH BOYS, Adam J. Cox, PhD

All too quickly, talkative, affectionate young boys seem to slip away. Adolescents may be transformed overnight into reclusive, seemingly impenetrable young people who open up only to their friends and spend more time on devices than with family. How do you penetrate this shell before they are lost to you?

Drawing on decades of experience garnered through thousands of hours of therapy with boys, Cracking the Boy Code explains how the key to communicating with boys is understanding their universal psychological needs and using specific, straightforward communication techniques.

TODAY IS: Lobster, Kitchen Klutzes of America, Weed your Garden, Sewing Machine invented

I shared my favorite “sewing” joke and the “Betty Bota” tongue twister. Turns out our newest member of the GKB team here in Beaver Dam ALSO memorized this tongue twister when she was young. It is really a small world! I also shared some “kitchen kllutz” stories. Recipes given: Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Bacon Cookies, and Rhubarb Shortcake.

 

 

Thursday, June 14th:

QUENCH: BEAT FATIQUE, DROP WEIGHT, AND HEAL YOUR BODY THROUGH THE NEW SCIENCE OF OPTIMUM HYDRATION, Dana Cohen, MD

Chronic headaches…brain fog…fatigue…weight gain…insomnia…gut pain…autoimmune conditions. We may think these and other all-too-common modern maladies are due to gluten intake or too much sugar or too little exercise. But there is another missing piece to the health puzzle: Proper hydration.

TODAY IS: Strawberry Shortcake, Flag Day, Pig Callers, US Army began, Family History, Pop Goes the Weasel, Sandpaper was invented in 1824, Blood Type Awareness

Topics we covered this morning: Flag Etiquette, Flag Trivia, US Army, Blood type Awareness. Recipes today: Sweet and Spicy Pepper Relish, and Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, June 15th:

TODAY IS: Go Fly a Kite, Power of a Smile, Electricity Day, American Citizenship Day, Nursing Assistant, Recess at Work

Because the radio station was off the air, I asked listeners via DailyDodge to call in and say where they were from. John Krafts’s sister Sue called from Lakewood, Colorado. We talked about Father’s day gifts that cost nothing, shopping for fresh produce, fireflies and Crackerjack.  Recipes: Alohoa Pizza, Sausage Squash Kabobs, and S’mores on a stick.