Idea Exchange: June 18th – June 22nd

Monday, June 18th:


“Filled with love, hope, and longing, this is a novel for readers of all ages.” – Holly Goldberg Sloan

Bestselling author Ann Hood crafts a funny, heartfelt story of a girl growing up in the heart of Beatlemania.

The year is 1966. The Vietnam War rages overseas, the Beatles have catapulted into stardom, and twelve-year-old Rhode Island native Trudy Mixer is not thrilled with life. Her best friend, Michelle, has decided to become a cheerleader, everyone at school is now calling her Gertrude (her hated real name), and the gem of her middle school career, the Beatles fan club, has dwindled down to only three other members–the least popular kids at school. And at home, her workaholic father has become even more distant.

Determined to regain her social status and prove herself to her father, Trudy looks toward the biggest thing happening worldwide: the Beatles. She is set on seeing them in Boston during their final world tour–and meeting her beloved Paul McCartney. So on a hot August day, unknown to their families, Trudy and crew set off on their journey, each of them with soaring hopes for what lies ahead. 
I highly recommend this book. It was a great read and would be fun for parents or grandparents to share with their children and/or grandchildren-or just a fun way to relieve your favorite Beatles memories!


TODAY IS: Cherry Tart, International Picnic, Macadamia Nut, Go fishing, Splurge, Casual Day, Family Awareness

Today we talked about roller coasters, fair rides in general, juggling and it’s health benefits and healthy ways to cook fish. Recipes: Perfect Summer Fruit Salad, Pumpernickle and Tuna Toasts, Peppered Shrimp Alfredo, and Macadamia Clusters.


Tuesday, June 19th:

TODAY IS: Martini, Eat an Oreo, Garfield

Today we talked about Oreo cookies, the history of the Martini; I gave tips on error-free ways to use kitchen appliances. Recipes we shared: Zucchini Bars with Spice Frosting, Twilight Lemonade, and Braised Spring Vegetables.


Wednesday, June 20th:


White Wild Indigo is both a children’s book and an illustrated collection of poems for adult readers. Author Jet Widick writes in a casual and playful tone that centers around our everyday experiences and taking delight in the present moment. This book is a celebration of these moments in catchy rhymes and wordplay, brought to life by Annie Moor’s bright and cheerful illustrations. Jet Widick’s poetry is a colorful mosaic of life experiences: the places we’ve been, the people we meet, and the things we love. Featuring a treasure trove of humorous poems about our favorite foods to glittering gems about science and art, every child who opens this book will find a whimsical world of surprises to inspire a lifelong love of poetry.

TODAY IS: Vanilla Milkshake, Plain Yogurt, Ice Cream Soda, Juggling, Bald Eagle, Toad Hollow

Recipes we shared: Grilled Hawaiian Pork Chops, Strawberry Frose



Thursday, June 21st:


TODAY IS: Peaches and Cream, Dr. Pepper (1857), First Ferris Wheel-1893, Baby Boomer Recognition



Friday, June 22nd:

TODAY IS: Chocolate Eclair, Take your Dog to work, Stupid Guy Thing

The 2018 Children’s Radiothon raised over $130,000.00 thanks to all our amazing agencies, partners, listeners and fans! We talked about my favorite joke from 4th grade-about “sewing” and I shared the “Betty Bota” tongue twister that I also memorized in 4th grade. Turns out-our newest member of the GKB team-Amy Brandt also knows this tongue twister-small world! Recipes shared: Blue Marshmallow Sundaes, Dinner Waffles, Grilled Honey Orange Chicken Salad, Patriotic Pops, and Poke Cake.