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Questions are answered and knowledge is revealed on this long-running weekly call-in show hosted by Jeff Whittington. If you’ve been wondering about something, give us a call during the show or drop us an email – and we’ll see what the audience has to say about it.

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  • Austin Ray

    Honda makes a CNG version of the Civic.  I believe it is only available in California.  Check out http://automobiles.honda.com/civic-gx/

    Austin
    Ridgway, CO

  • Austin Ray

    Honda makes a CNG version of the Civic.  I believe it is only available in California.  Check out http://automobiles.honda.com/civic-gx/

    Austin
    Ridgway, CO

  • Arielbrent

    The personal testimonial by Crystal was far more then informative. That sir, is good radio. Drama isn’t often a factor of this show. Please consider allowing, or even guiding, personal stories that are likewise informative and charming. Great show today!

  • Arielbrent

    The personal testimonial by Crystal was far more then informative. That sir, is good radio. Drama isn’t often a factor of this show. Please consider allowing, or even guiding, personal stories that are likewise informative and charming. Great show today!

  • Arielbrent

    The personal testimonial by Crystal was far more then informative. That sir, is good radio. Drama isn’t often a factor of this show. Please consider allowing, or even guiding, personal stories that are likewise informative and charming. Great show today!

  • Floydhodges

    Hi Jeff, 
    That was indeed R417a freon needed for the marine air conditioner.  Sorry about the typo.
    Thanks! Floyd- Richardson

  • Floydhodges

    Hi Jeff, 
    That was indeed R417a freon needed for the marine air conditioner.  Sorry about the typo.
    Thanks! Floyd- Richardson

  • Stetson Hand

    Re: donating record albums.  You can take them to Half-Price Books, and either just give them to them or they will give you some money for them (very little, but some). 

  • Stetson Hand

    Re: donating record albums.  You can take them to Half-Price Books, and either just give them to them or they will give you some money for them (very little, but some). 

  • Jib

    I’m looking for a copy of MARSHALL, TEXAS, MARSHALL, TEXAS a Bill Moyers special back in the late 1970’s or 80’s.

  • Jib

    I’m looking for a copy of MARSHALL, TEXAS, MARSHALL, TEXAS a Bill Moyers special back in the late 1970’s or 80’s.

  • FrankenPengie

    The inability to get individual golf clubs doesn’t make any sense. Considering the number of angered golfers that wrap clubs around trees and snap them over thighs, you’d think they’d go broke buying full sets of clubs. And would they really just hang on to all those incomplete sets?

  • FrankenPengie

    The inability to get individual golf clubs doesn’t make any sense. Considering the number of angered golfers that wrap clubs around trees and snap them over thighs, you’d think they’d go broke buying full sets of clubs. And would they really just hang on to all those incomplete sets?

  • Marthabnorton

    Jeff,
    The man whose wife likes monkies should check out Chimp Haven. It is a chimp rescue in Keithville Louisiana. It is not too far away & they are all chimps, all the time.
    Martha

    • Max

      Martha,
      Thanks very much for the tip.  I do so hope to get to take her there. They look like a wonderful organization and perhaps at the very least we can start making some donations.
      Thanks,
      Max

  • Marthabnorton

    Jeff,
    The man whose wife likes monkies should check out Chimp Haven. It is a chimp rescue in Keithville Louisiana. It is not too far away & they are all chimps, all the time.
    Martha

    • Max

      Martha,
      Thanks very much for the tip.  I do so hope to get to take her there. They look like a wonderful organization and perhaps at the very least we can start making some donations.
      Thanks,
      Max

  • Sarah2690

    Hi Jeff – The gentleman who called in regarding the wage of Wait Staff.  Currently is the hourly wage is $2.12 and a half cents. The majority of their salary is paid by you the customer! So, please everyone if you receive service that is good or better, leave 18 to 20%. Thank You Dallas!!!
    BTW – I am not a server.
    Sarah

    • Vox Spaghetti

      15% is the norm for quality service.

  • Sarah2690

    Hi Jeff – The gentleman who called in regarding the wage of Wait Staff.  Currently is the hourly wage is $2.12 and a half cents. The majority of their salary is paid by you the customer! So, please everyone if you receive service that is good or better, leave 18 to 20%. Thank You Dallas!!!
    BTW – I am not a server.
    Sarah

    • Vox Spaghetti

      15% is the norm for quality service.

      • Andy

        Used to be, but 20% is now customary for a good job.

        • Chrystal in Oak Cliff

           Cost of living has increased, but the wage base has not. I tend to tip 20%.

          If service is not good, talk to the manager or even the server about it. It may feel awkward, but it is better for them to know what they did wrong (so they may try to improve) than to just think you are a cheapskate.

    • Thomas Mwangi

      I used to be a server at iHop, 2003 – 04, and base hourly pay was $3.15. I don’t think I’ve enjoyed a job more but the pressure to “have a good night” and take home at least $100 cash was sometimes too much. It’s not the kind of job that was meant to be long term but some people have made careers out of it. So please tip at least 15%…AT LEAST!

  • sc

    For years I had wished that there’s a show like this; now, moved to Dallas just last month, I can’t believe there it is!

    For starter: Please send the words out to charity org. that send people address labels.  I’ve gotten thousands of them through the years and they keep sending.  Consider how few people write letters these days, this is such a waste.

    sc

  • sc

    For years I had wished that there’s a show like this; now, moved to Dallas just last month, I can’t believe there it is!

    For starter: Please send the words out to charity org. that send people address labels.  I’ve gotten thousands of them through the years and they keep sending.  Consider how few people write letters these days, this is such a waste.

    sc

  • Frank

    Jeff, Tripping the sensor at a traffic light, put a couple of rare earth magnets on the bottom of the frame of your bike.

    Frank in FW.

  • Frank

    Jeff, Tripping the sensor at a traffic light, put a couple of rare earth magnets on the bottom of the frame of your bike.

    Frank in FW.

  • Rob in Plano

    For Tuning and Lessons for Musical Instruments‏…
    Contact stores which sell and/or repair instruments.
    Rob in Plano

  • Rob in Plano

    For Tuning and Lessons for Musical Instruments‏…
    Contact stores which sell and/or repair instruments.
    Rob in Plano

  • Cindy

    I had to run into the store during part of the show. Did anyone answer the question about where to find New England style hotdog buns?

  • Cindy

    I had to run into the store during part of the show. Did anyone answer the question about where to find New England style hotdog buns?

  • JanellyArts at Etsy

    I didn’t hear if there was an answer to places to donate sewing supplies, patterns and fabrics, but I recently donated to Berkner high school.  They have fashion and interior design programs there, and both need resources.  It’s also tax deductable.  Just give them an idea of how much the supplies are worth in writing and they’ll send you a receipt. The teacher I worked with was super-nice.  Came out to the parking lot to get the boxes since I had a baby in the car and everything.

  • JanellyArts at Etsy

    I didn’t hear if there was an answer to places to donate sewing supplies, patterns and fabrics, but I recently donated to Berkner high school.  They have fashion and interior design programs there, and both need resources.  It’s also tax deductable.  Just give them an idea of how much the supplies are worth in writing and they’ll send you a receipt. The teacher I worked with was super-nice.  Came out to the parking lot to get the boxes since I had a baby in the car and everything.

  • JanellyArts at Etsy

    I didn’t hear if there was an answer to places to donate sewing supplies, patterns and fabrics, but I recently donated to Berkner high school.  They have fashion and interior design programs there, and both need resources.  It’s also tax deductable.  Just give them an idea of how much the supplies are worth in writing and they’ll send you a receipt. The teacher I worked with was super-nice.  Came out to the parking lot to get the boxes since I had a baby in the car and everything.

  • Michael

    In response to the question on 7/8/11 about person wanting to buy a Jeep… Collins Brothers Jeep in Wylie, TX sells Jeeps of all years that they have looked over, restored, etc.

  • Michael

    In response to the question on 7/8/11 about person wanting to buy a Jeep… Collins Brothers Jeep in Wylie, TX sells Jeeps of all years that they have looked over, restored, etc.

  • Borisbeddenoff

    I recently heard of a place where abandoned bikes were sold in the Dallas Fort Worth area.  However, I was unable to write it down as I was driving at the time.  I’m wondering if anyone out there knows when, where, or a website where I can get that info.

    • Jim

      I’m really interested in picking up abandoned bikes, too. I’ve never been able to get a better answer than the place on Harry Hines on Thursdays. Nothing like the surplus I hoped for, it was more like an abandoned pawn shop.
      U-North Texas has a surplus everything sale on Tuesdays. Includes bikes. http://pps.unt.edu/content/public-saleThey’re open on Tuesdays 9-1.

    • Happy Worker

      I work at the University of North Texas. At the end of each semester, abandoned bikes are sold as part of UNT’s public sales. Here’s a link to their web site: http://pps.unt.edu/surplus-gallery/Public%20Sale Other universities may do something similar.

    • Gilley Estes

      There is a local Dallas charity called Spokes for Folks.  We take donated bikes and rebuild them for organizations to distribute to people who need bikes and can’t afford them.  You can drop your bikes off at many of the bike stores in the area.  Check our website for a list of bike shops.  www.spokesforfolks.org

  • Borisbeddenoff

    I recently heard of a place where abandoned bikes were sold in the Dallas Fort Worth area.  However, I was unable to write it down as I was driving at the time.  I’m wondering if anyone out there knows when, where, or a website where I can get that info.

    • Jim

      I’m really interested in picking up abandoned bikes, too. I’ve never been able to get a better answer than the place on Harry Hines on Thursdays. Nothing like the surplus I hoped for, it was more like an abandoned pawn shop.
      U-North Texas has a surplus everything sale on Tuesdays. Includes bikes. http://pps.unt.edu/content/public-saleThey’re open on Tuesdays 9-1.

    • Happy Worker

      I work at the University of North Texas. At the end of each semester, abandoned bikes are sold as part of UNT’s public sales. Here’s a link to their web site: http://pps.unt.edu/surplus-gallery/Public%20Sale Other universities may do something similar.

    • Gilley Estes

      There is a local Dallas charity called Spokes for Folks.  We take donated bikes and rebuild them for organizations to distribute to people who need bikes and can’t afford them.  You can drop your bikes off at many of the bike stores in the area.  Check our website for a list of bike shops.  www.spokesforfolks.org

    • Chrystal in Oak Cliff

       A friend of mine who restores bikes just hangs around at the Dallas recycle/dump site on days when it is open. There is usually a line of people with stuff in trucks, and many will give up old bikes or sell for a few dollars.

  • Judi Oehler

    how does the U.S. compare to other countries regarding the percentage of it’s population  incarcerated?  How does Texas compare in the US?

    Regarding the number of years or months courts  give as punishment for various crimes, such as drug related crimes – is there a scientific or studied  basis for this?  (such as studies that would show less  recidivism  based on specific length of time incarcerated, or is it just made up?

  • Judi Oehler

    how does the U.S. compare to other countries regarding the percentage of it’s population  incarcerated?  How does Texas compare in the US?

    Regarding the number of years or months courts  give as punishment for various crimes, such as drug related crimes – is there a scientific or studied  basis for this?  (such as studies that would show less  recidivism  based on specific length of time incarcerated, or is it just made up?

  • Kevin

    For a long time the design of reel mowers only allowed them to be effective on short, fine bladed grasses like hybrid bermuda.  There are recently some design innovations that will allow them to be used on taller, coarser grasses like St. Augustine.  Fiskars is one company with this new design.  I have not tried one yet, but supposedly they work well.

  • Kevin

    For a long time the design of reel mowers only allowed them to be effective on short, fine bladed grasses like hybrid bermuda.  There are recently some design innovations that will allow them to be used on taller, coarser grasses like St. Augustine.  Fiskars is one company with this new design.  I have not tried one yet, but supposedly they work well.

  • Jack

    Where can I get a high quality, hand-made T-shirt quilt made? I heard that there is a really good shop in Arlington that specializes in hand made quilts… I have a couple of hundred Hasrley shirts that I want made into several King-size quilts.
    Jack
    Wichita Falls, TX

  • Jack

    Where can I get a high quality, hand-made T-shirt quilt made? I heard that there is a really good shop in Arlington that specializes in hand made quilts… I have a couple of hundred Hasrley shirts that I want made into several King-size quilts.
    Jack
    Wichita Falls, TX

  • Mozart4us

    What’s the deal with bike-riders running red lights and stop signs?  Thought they faced the same rules as automobile drivers.

    • Jim

      In Texas law, bicycles are vehicles, just like cars. But it’s a lot harder to start from a full stop on a bike, and many drivers don’t recognize bikes as vehicles. It’s a toss-up on safety, energy, and time for most riders, who will slow down a lot and put a foot down in case we need to stop fully. Many riders are very rude and just blow through a stop, but many also watch the traffic around us, it’s our lives at stake.

  • Mozart4us

    What’s the deal with bike-riders running red lights and stop signs?  Thought they faced the same rules as automobile drivers.

    • Jim

      In Texas law, bicycles are vehicles, just like cars. But it’s a lot harder to start from a full stop on a bike, and many drivers don’t recognize bikes as vehicles. It’s a toss-up on safety, energy, and time for most riders, who will slow down a lot and put a foot down in case we need to stop fully. Many riders are very rude and just blow through a stop, but many also watch the traffic around us, it’s our lives at stake.

  • Andrew

    Re Marfa Lights.   I don’t buy the car headlights explanation.  I have seen the Marfa Lights several times.  On every occasion they will frequently travel above the horizon into the air and change colors.  I have read the headlights explanation which is based on placing a vehicle along the road and flashing its lights along with traffic frequency along the road.  This does not explain all of the phenomena that I have observed.

    • Jim

      This is the only explanation I’ve heard that makes sense, heard from a geologist in the area many years ago. That region is slightly geographically active. There’s also a lot of quartz in the ground. The motion and pressures cause a lot of static electricity, and what we see is basically lightning from the ground. I don’t know why it doesn’t make noise like regular lightning.

    • Ed in Arlington

      If you stop in the evening for a few minutes at the Marfa Lights viewing area outside of Marfa along the highway to Alpine you will find yourself among numerous Marfa Lights tourists looking south over the desert to the hills and beyond. As the evening gets darker the hills effectively become invisible in the darkness.

      Every know and then a whitish light will come snaking down through the “invisible” hills, disappearing and re-appearing, at which times numerous Lights tourists exclaim “Look! I see the Marfa Lights!” when all they’re seeing are the headlights of cars and trucks in the distance traveling north to Marfa on the highway from Presidio/Ojinaga, with their headlights seeming to disappear when seen from a distance as the vehicles encounter low spots in the roadway or curves behind hills, then magically re-appearing when emerging from behind these view obstructions. The visibility of these lights depends significantly on local atmospheric conditions (i. e. smog, fog, dust or other haziness).

      I think the gullibility of so many such viewers requires more explanation than do such reported sightings of the “Marfa Lights”. As to whether there are other luminous phenomena in the same area that do not abide such straightforward explanation, I suppose many things are possible but in this case  they have escaped reputable, rational, intelligent and experienced documentation.

    • Minnie in Frisco

      I grew up in Marfa and for years people have been trying to figure out what they are.  Just a freak of nature I say.  Very cool to look at when they do show up. 

  • Andrew

    Re Marfa Lights.   I don’t buy the car headlights explanation.  I have seen the Marfa Lights several times.  On every occasion they will frequently travel above the horizon into the air and change colors.  I have read the headlights explanation which is based on placing a vehicle along the road and flashing its lights along with traffic frequency along the road.  This does not explain all of the phenomena that I have observed.

    • Jim

      This is the only explanation I’ve heard that makes sense, heard from a geologist in the area many years ago. That region is slightly geographically active. There’s also a lot of quartz in the ground. The motion and pressures cause a lot of static electricity, and what we see is basically lightning from the ground. I don’t know why it doesn’t make noise like regular lightning.

    • Ed in Arlington

      If you stop in the evening for a few minutes at the Marfa Lights viewing area outside of Marfa along the highway to Alpine you will find yourself among numerous Marfa Lights tourists looking south over the desert to the hills and beyond. As the evening gets darker the hills effectively become invisible in the darkness.

      Every know and then a whitish light will come snaking down through the “invisible” hills, disappearing and re-appearing, at which times numerous Lights tourists exclaim “Look! I see the Marfa Lights!” when all they’re seeing are the headlights of cars and trucks in the distance traveling north to Marfa on the highway from Presidio/Ojinaga, with their headlights seeming to disappear when seen from a distance as the vehicles encounter low spots in the roadway or curves behind hills, then magically re-appearing when emerging from behind these view obstructions. The visibility of these lights depends significantly on local atmospheric conditions (i. e. smog, fog, dust or other haziness).

      I think the gullibility of so many such viewers requires more explanation than do such reported sightings of the “Marfa Lights”. As to whether there are other luminous phenomena in the same area that do not abide such straightforward explanation, I suppose many things are possible but in this case  they have escaped reputable, rational, intelligent and experienced documentation.

    • Minnie in Frisco

      I grew up in Marfa and for years people have been trying to figure out what they are.  Just a freak of nature I say.  Very cool to look at when they do show up. 

  • Sam

    On the road, along with white and yellow markers, I see blue markers too. Why TXDOT put blue marker on the road and what it implies?
    One thing I can think of is I mostly see blue markers near the intersection but I have also seen them at places which is not near the intersection.

    • Acqd5

      I heard this was to mark fire hydrants.

    • Micheal Taylor

      When you see a Blue Reflector in the street if you look around you will find there is a “Water Hydrant” close buy, they are placed there so the fire department can easily find the Hydrant in the dark and during bad weather.

  • Sam

    On the road, along with white and yellow markers, I see blue markers too. Why TXDOT put blue marker on the road and what it implies?
    One thing I can think of is I mostly see blue markers near the intersection but I have also seen them at places which is not near the intersection.

    • Acqd5

      I heard this was to mark fire hydrants.

    • Micheal Taylor

      When you see a Blue Reflector in the street if you look around you will find there is a “Water Hydrant” close buy, they are placed there so the fire department can easily find the Hydrant in the dark and during bad weather.

  • Sandeep Chandel

    Great show! I am looking for a place to get Louqats in DFW area. Louqat is a delicious, juicy fruit, the size of a cherry tomato, and usually sells in bunches on the twigs. I believe it is native from Japan, China and SE Asia.

    Would be great to get info on where I can purchase it in Dallas/Fort Worth area.

  • Sandeep Chandel

    Great show! I am looking for a place to get Louqats in DFW area. Louqat is a delicious, juicy fruit, the size of a cherry tomato, and usually sells in bunches on the twigs. I believe it is native from Japan, China and SE Asia.

    Would be great to get info on where I can purchase it in Dallas/Fort Worth area.

  • Drstephenrodrigues

    The lady in CO may have pulmonary edema and will need to see a doctor!!! Stephen Rodrigues, MD

  • http://www.drstephenrodrigues.com/ Stephen S. Rodrigues, MD

    The lady in CO may have pulmonary edema and will need to see a doctor!!! Stephen Rodrigues, MD

  • Peg

    Re exchanging the Armenian currency – the caller might try Thomas Cooke in Dallas. I’ve had good luck with them and bet they can help.

    Thanks,
    Peg in Grapevine

  • Peg

    Re exchanging the Armenian currency – the caller might try Thomas Cooke in Dallas. I’ve had good luck with them and bet they can help.

    Thanks,
    Peg in Grapevine

  • Njkuria

    Is there a woodwork shop or garage in Dallas, TX where you can rent space and tools for Do-It-Yourself projects by the hour or for a couple of hours? That, or a wood-work shop or garage where they’ll rent you the space and let you bring your own tools and work on your project?

    • Denise W. Lane

      Did you find one? If so, please post.

  • Njkuria

    Is there a woodwork shop or garage in Dallas, TX where you can rent space and tools for Do-It-Yourself projects by the hour or for a couple of hours? That, or a wood-work shop or garage where they’ll rent you the space and let you bring your own tools and work on your project?

    • Denise W. Lane

      Did you find one? If so, please post.

  • Pam

    I am looking for live kombucha cultures in Dallas. Thank you.

  • Pam

    I am looking for live kombucha cultures in Dallas. Thank you.

  • Alllyson

    I used to live in Denton. We called it Idiot Hills because we thought the homes were ridiculously overpriced and that one would have to be nuts to buy there.

  • Alllyson

    I used to live in Denton. We called it Idiot Hills because we thought the homes were ridiculously overpriced and that one would have to be nuts to buy there.

  • Alllyson

    I used to live in Denton. We called it Idiot Hills because we thought the homes were ridiculously overpriced and that one would have to be nuts to buy there.

  • Alllyson

    I used to live in Denton. We called it Idiot Hills because we thought the homes were ridiculously overpriced and that one would have to be nuts to buy there.

  • Alllyson

    I used to live in Denton. We called it Idiot Hills because we thought the homes were ridiculously overpriced and that one would have to be nuts to buy there.

  • David A Cox

    Jeff, Turtles do not live only in the ocean. There are many turtles which are not toroises that live on land. Two of them are the red-ear turlte and the box turtle both of which live out here on the prairie in N Texas, 
    Thanks,
    David A Cox

    • Anonymous

      Of course! Thanks David.

      ________________________________

  • David A Cox

    Jeff, Turtles do not live only in the ocean. There are many turtles which are not toroises that live on land. Two of them are the red-ear turlte and the box turtle both of which live out here on the prairie in N Texas, 
    Thanks,
    David A Cox

    • jeffwhittington

      Of course! Thanks David.

      ________________________________

  • Maurice

    GENERAL PRACTIONERS in the uk and Ireland are refered to as Dr. where as specialists/consultants. and surgeons  are refered ro as Mr. It should be noted that a patient must be refered to a Specialists/ Consultant by a GP.

    Maurice

  • Maurice

    GENERAL PRACTIONERS in the uk and Ireland are refered to as Dr. where as specialists/consultants. and surgeons  are refered ro as Mr. It should be noted that a patient must be refered to a Specialists/ Consultant by a GP.

    Maurice

  • Krishnakavi

    Regarding why 7 days in a week — it is not always that way. Here is from Wikipedia

    The term “week” is sometimes expanded to refer to other time units
    comprising a few days. Such “weeks” of between four and ten days have
    been used historically in various places.[1] Intervals longer than 10 days are not usually termed “weeks” as they are closer in length to the fortnight or the month than to the seven-day week.

    In some Russian systems a week was 5 days

  • Frank Kelland

    Gaius Iulius Caesar Augustus Octavianus (Augustus) is buried in a mausoleum built near the Tiber on the northern edge of what was then called the Campus Martius.  You can still see it, although it is somewhat overgrown and unkempt.  It is near his restored Ara Pacis (Altar of Peace).  It is worth a visit.  As for other Imperator/Caesar I do not know.

  • Krishnakavi

    Regarding why 7 days in a week — it is not always that way. Here is from Wikipedia

    The term “week” is sometimes expanded to refer to other time units
    comprising a few days. Such “weeks” of between four and ten days have
    been used historically in various places.[1] Intervals longer than 10 days are not usually termed “weeks” as they are closer in length to the fortnight or the month than to the seven-day week.

    In some Russian systems a week was 5 days

  • Frank Kelland

    Gaius Iulius Caesar Augustus Octavianus (Augustus) is buried in a mausoleum built near the Tiber on the northern edge of what was then called the Campus Martius.  You can still see it, although it is somewhat overgrown and unkempt.  It is near his restored Ara Pacis (Altar of Peace).  It is worth a visit.  As for other Imperator/Caesar I do not know.

  • Andrea

    Regarding why there are seven days in a week:  Not positive, but I strongly suspect it has to do with the 28-day lunar cycle and 7-day increments will mark the quarters.  This would have been very important in agriculture and a consistent way to mark the passage of time.

  • Andrea

    Regarding why there are seven days in a week:  Not positive, but I strongly suspect it has to do with the 28-day lunar cycle and 7-day increments will mark the quarters.  This would have been very important in agriculture and a consistent way to mark the passage of time.

  • Cathy

    Thanks for all the leads on the donut shops selling mini cinnamon rolls.  Is there any way to get the rest of the suggestions that people sent in but weren’t read on the air?  I’m going to try the ones mentioned (especially 6th Street in Irving) but I’m hoping to find one in the midcities or along the 183/820 corridor from Irving to I35W in Fort Worth.

    • jeffwhittington

      You’re welcome Cathy. I read all the suggestions that came in on Friday. Perhaps some more will pop up here in the comments. ________________________________________

  • Anonymous

    You’re welcome Cathy. I read all the suggestions that came in on Friday. Perhaps some more will pop up here in the comments. ________________________________________

  • Mark from Old East Dallas

    There’s a park and trail in Irving off Riverside Dr that has a plaque for an old elm tree. Why does this tree have a plaque? Is it b/c it’s so old, I guess? If so, how old is it? Thanks. 

    Great show!

  • Mark from Old East Dallas

    There’s a park and trail in Irving off Riverside Dr that has a plaque for an old elm tree. Why does this tree have a plaque? Is it b/c it’s so old, I guess? If so, how old is it? Thanks. 

    Great show!

  • Burton Knight

    What was the vet, i think that was in Garland, with the super cheap teeth cleaning for dogs???

  • Burton Knight

    What was the vet, i think that was in Garland, with the super cheap teeth cleaning for dogs???

    • Chrystal in Oak Cliff

      I use Midway Hollow , Dr. Carroll. Very reasonable and also safe. Not in Garland, though.

  • curious in rowlett

    What is the purpose of the black, semi-cone-shaped disks with small chains attached and a hole in the center, mounted to the street curbs at seemingly random intersections around town?

  • curious in rowlett

    What is the purpose of the black, semi-cone-shaped disks with small chains attached and a hole in the center, mounted to the street curbs at seemingly random intersections around town?

  • http://www.sojournchurch.info Michael Scarlett

    Back in the early 1980s there was a song that played on the radio about the Dallas Cowboys. I just found that it is called “Sunday Cowboy” by John Welch Forbes (I think) and it’s from Odessa Records. I’m looking to find this. So far the only thing I can find for it is from youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQXwoU45IAw Any one know if this is available still?

  • http://www.sojournchurch.info Michael Scarlett

    Back in the early 1980s there was a song that played on the radio about the Dallas Cowboys. I just found that it is called “Sunday Cowboy” by John Welch Forbes (I think) and it’s from Odessa Records. I’m looking to find this. So far the only thing I can find for it is from youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQXwoU45IAw Any one know if this is available still?

  • Alened

    on a radio program today it was mentioned there is a website that shows catalogs that are available.  what is the website?   thanks.

  • Alened

    on a radio program today it was mentioned there is a website that shows catalogs that are available.  what is the website?   thanks.

  • Devanieferg

    On Friday, 9/23 a  listener was wanting a jeweler who would create a titanium tension mount ring.  I, too, could not find one locally, but used John Atencio Jewelers out of Denver, Colorado.  They did a beautiful job! 

  • Devanieferg

    On Friday, 9/23 a  listener was wanting a jeweler who would create a titanium tension mount ring.  I, too, could not find one locally, but used John Atencio Jewelers out of Denver, Colorado.  They did a beautiful job! 

  • MPT

    Re: Wakame question: You can also find wakame (and other types of seaweed) at Central Market. They sell packages of already cut wakame that you just need to soak in some water before adding to soups, etc. The selection is not as extensive as an Asian grocery store but if Central Market is closer to where you live it can save you an extra trip to the Asian market.  

  • MPT

    Re: Wakame question: You can also find wakame (and other types of seaweed) at Central Market. They sell packages of already cut wakame that you just need to soak in some water before adding to soups, etc. The selection is not as extensive as an Asian grocery store but if Central Market is closer to where you live it can save you an extra trip to the Asian market.  

  • Rich

    great show

  • Rich

    great show

  • TL

    Cows and other herd animals sometimes align themselves to the magnetic field (pointing magnetic north or magnetic south) of the Earth as well. There was a scientific study done showing this is 2008.
    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/08/080825-magnetic-cows.html

  • TL

    Cows and other herd animals sometimes align themselves to the magnetic field (pointing magnetic north or magnetic south) of the Earth as well. There was a scientific study done showing this is 2008.
    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/08/080825-magnetic-cows.html

  • Jgaryvineyard

    Ref the magnetically attracted cows:
    If my Black Angus cows faced north this morning, then faced south after a cold front blew in, did the magnetic field change?!

    Gary
    Dallas

  • Jgaryvineyard

    Ref the magnetically attracted cows:
    If my Black Angus cows faced north this morning, then faced south after a cold front blew in, did the magnetic field change?!

    Gary
    Dallas

  • Sylvia

    Is there anyplace/any business in the metroplex that buys Lenox china?

  • Sylvia

    Is there anyplace/any business in the metroplex that buys Lenox china?

    • Chrystal in Oak Cliff

      You can consign china to an auction house. Miles Autry Auctioneers in Garland is the one I use.

  • gmarie

    Does anyone know what happened to the sculpture garden at the Trammel Crow Center on Ross?

  • gmarie

    Does anyone know what happened to the sculpture garden at the Trammel Crow Center on Ross?

  • Ragmop

    Howdy!  To recycle baby cribs: take it apart, use the slatted sides as trellis (morning glories, any trailing vine), the end pieces can be used for support pieces in the garden, or as signage (tape the garage sale or Happy Holidays banners to it), hang a wreath on it, draw pictures on it – all kinds of ways to re-use it. Offer it up to FreeCycle or FreebieCycle, where things are exchanged free-of-charge.  To keep it safe (not re-used as a crib), don’t give away the hardware; keep the nuts & bolts separate.  Some imagination will give that crib a new, safe life.  Cheers!

  • Ragmop

    Howdy!  To recycle baby cribs: take it apart, use the slatted sides as trellis (morning glories, any trailing vine), the end pieces can be used for support pieces in the garden, or as signage (tape the garage sale or Happy Holidays banners to it), hang a wreath on it, draw pictures on it – all kinds of ways to re-use it. Offer it up to FreeCycle or FreebieCycle, where things are exchanged free-of-charge.  To keep it safe (not re-used as a crib), don’t give away the hardware; keep the nuts & bolts separate.  Some imagination will give that crib a new, safe life.  Cheers!

  • MichaelH

    What do they do with the butter used to form the “butter sculpture” at the State Fair of Texas when the fair is over?

  • MichaelH

    What do they do with the butter used to form the “butter sculpture” at the State Fair of Texas when the fair is over?

  • MichaelH

    What do they do with the butter used to form the “butter sculpture” at the State Fair of Texas when the fair is over?

  • Ross in Denton

    Where can I find sumac in the metroplex? It is a spice used in Zaatar, a spice mixture used in many middle eastern dishes.

    • ranibagh

      This is a very late reply but I know you can get powdered sumac (sumach) at Indo Pak on Spring Creek and Custer in Plano.

  • Ross in Denton

    Where can I find sumac in the metroplex? It is a spice used in Zaatar, a spice mixture used in many middle eastern dishes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000769016925 Meg Wilson

    Can anybody tell me where I might find an archive of the old Dallas weekly “The Met”? I’m looking specifically for 1995-1997. Thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000769016925 Meg Wilson

    Can anybody tell me where I might find an archive of the old Dallas weekly “The Met”? I’m looking specifically for 1995-1997. Thanks!

  • Shelby Vincent

    Can anyone recommend a good Asian market in the vicinity of the Lower Greenville area?

  • Shelby Vincent

    Can anyone recommend a good Asian market in the vicinity of the Lower Greenville area?

  • Patrick McCann

    Guaraná (accent on the last syllable) is easily Googled  with multiple sources (online) for purchase. “Where can I buy Guarana in Dallas” yields more specific answers.

    • Minnie in Frisco

      Coisas Do Brasil 2661 Midway Rd #229, Carrollton, TX 75006 (972) 250-4800 () ‎ The store is separated in two sections.  Front of the store is more clothing related and in the back they have all kinds of foods from brazil.  That includes Guarana, pan de quieso and they also have meat to make fasuada (sp?). They were thinking of moving to Plano but not seen it there. You might try calling before you go there.

  • Patrick McCann

    Guaraná (accent on the last syllable) is easily Googled  with multiple sources (online) for purchase. “Where can I buy Guarana in Dallas” yields more specific answers.

    • Minnie in Frisco

      Coisas Do Brasil 2661 Midway Rd #229, Carrollton, TX 75006 (972) 250-4800 () ‎ The store is separated in two sections.  Front of the store is more clothing related and in the back they have all kinds of foods from brazil.  That includes Guarana, pan de quieso and they also have meat to make fasuada (sp?). They were thinking of moving to Plano but not seen it there. You might try calling before you go there.

  • Willie in Wylie

    ok ok ok I have a question for everybody:

     Are you positive that it’s just coincidental that the sun, no matter what time of year it is, the illuminating and warming sun, reaches its absolute zenith during “Think”?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=542583863 Michael Scarlett

    I think concerning Market Center in Dallas is a membership-type organization that you pay money to join.

  • http://www.sojournchurch.info Michael Scarlett

    I think concerning Market Center in Dallas is a membership-type organization that you pay money to join.

  • John

    Re difference between civil war and revolution. Political scientists (I am one and have taught about political conflict for decades) do not agree about this, so it is not very clear cut especially the definitions of revolution.However, a civil war is definitely a war between opposing groups within a political system (between government and rebels, between competing party or ethnic or ideological factions seeking control of the state). A revolution may and often does include civil war.  Revolution is generally associated with an extensive change in the political system (rulers+rules of the game+coalition supporting the regime+ political myths). It may come about through civil war, a coup (seizure of ruling power) or even nonviolently (e.g., election, as in much of E. Europe after the Soviets pulled out c. 1990).
          John (Denton)

  • Jensequitur

    I love the song from the intro to Lydia’s Italy.  It sounds like Django, but I don’t know the catalog well enough to tell which song it is.  Does anybody know?

  • Jensequitur

    I love the song from the intro to Lydia’s Italy.  It sounds like Django, but I don’t know the catalog well enough to tell which song it is.  Does anybody know?

  • David Howland

    I started listening in 2000 when Glenn was the host. I went around telling everyone, “You’ve got to check out this show I’ve been listening to!” Some get it, some don’t, I LOVE it! Jeff is just as good as a host, and I hope Jeff stays right there for a very long time. Last Friday there was a mention of feral cats, and some organization that would spay and neuter if we could trap them. Would you PLEASE mention this again, as I missed it, and can’t find it through GOOGLE.  Thanks! David Howland  Fort Worth, TX 76134 

  • David Howland

    I started listening in 2000 when Glenn was the host. I went around telling everyone, “You’ve got to check out this show I’ve been listening to!” Some get it, some don’t, I LOVE it! Jeff is just as good as a host, and I hope Jeff stays right there for a very long time. Last Friday there was a mention of feral cats, and some organization that would spay and neuter if we could trap them. Would you PLEASE mention this again, as I missed it, and can’t find it through GOOGLE.  Thanks! David Howland  Fort Worth, TX 76134 

  • mdh

    Who would I contact within the city about the sprinklers in the median that unnecessarily run every morning about maybe turning them off or adjusting their water schedule?

  • mdh

    Who would I contact within the city about the sprinklers in the median that unnecessarily run every morning about maybe turning them off or adjusting their water schedule?

  • mdh

    Who would I contact within the city about the sprinklers in the median that unnecessarily run every morning about maybe turning them off or adjusting their water schedule?

  • Phyllys Anthony

    Tina Fain has the instructions in her new book “Homesick Texan”
    Rub the inside with bacon grease, lard or vegetable oil and bake it on a foil-lined sheet upside down for 1 hour at 200 degrees

  • Phyllys Anthony

    Tina Fain has the instructions in her new book “Homesick Texan”
    Rub the inside with bacon grease, lard or vegetable oil and bake it on a foil-lined sheet upside down for 1 hour at 200 degrees

  • Ed in Arlington

    Regarding the caller wanting leads for conversational French instruction, since someone wanting instruction in French at the beginning level may not be able to spell the “Alliance Française” references given over the air, here’s the link to their Dallas chapter: http://www.afnorthtexas.org/se3bin/clientschool.cgi?schoolname=school342 .

    Au revoir et bonne chance,
    Ed in Arlington

  • Ed in Arlington

    Regarding the caller wanting leads for conversational French instruction, since someone wanting instruction in French at the beginning level may not be able to spell the “Alliance Française” references given over the air, here’s the link to their Dallas chapter: http://www.afnorthtexas.org/se3bin/clientschool.cgi?schoolname=school342 .

    Au revoir et bonne chance,
    Ed in Arlington

  • Ed in Arlington

    Regarding the caller wanting leads for conversational French instruction, since someone wanting instruction in French at the beginning level may not be able to spell the “Alliance Française” references given over the air, here’s the link to their Dallas chapter: http://www.afnorthtexas.org/se3bin/clientschool.cgi?schoolname=school342 .

    Au revoir et bonne chance,
    Ed in Arlington

  • Ed in Arlington

    Regarding the caller wanting leads for conversational French instruction, since someone wanting instruction in French at the beginning level may not be able to spell the “Alliance Française” references given over the air, here’s the link to their Dallas chapter: http://www.afnorthtexas.org/se3bin/clientschool.cgi?schoolname=school342 .

    Au revoir et bonne chance,
    Ed in Arlington

  • Ed in Arlington

    Regarding the caller wanting leads for conversational French instruction, since someone wanting instruction in French at the beginning level may not be able to spell the “Alliance Française” references given over the air, here’s the link to their Dallas chapter: http://www.afnorthtexas.org/se3bin/clientschool.cgi?schoolname=school342 .

    Au revoir et bonne chance,
    Ed in Arlington

  • Pat. Lewis

    I think a “zip car” might fulfill my need to have a car available for a few hours or a trip to Fort Worth on a Sunday, when no TRE service is available.  Has anyone used a zip car?
     
    Also, my house has bathrooms that are on oppositie sides of the house.  The bathrooms closest to the water heater have hot water almost immediatetly, while the water in the other bathroom
    and the kitchen, as well, haveto run for almost 5 minutes to heat up.  Any suggestion for correcting this problem?        Lewis      in Richardson

    • Chrystal in Oak Cliff

       The water waiting in the pipes between the heater and the faucets cools down. It’s not a perfect fix, but making sure those pipes are wrapped in insulation will help, depending on how often you ask for the hot water. I use my “unwanted” cold water at times like that to water house plants and the pets.

  • Pat. Lewis

    I think a “zip car” might fulfill my need to have a car available for a few hours or a trip to Fort Worth on a Sunday, when no TRE service is available.  Has anyone used a zip car?
     
    Also, my house has bathrooms that are on oppositie sides of the house.  The bathrooms closest to the water heater have hot water almost immediatetly, while the water in the other bathroom
    and the kitchen, as well, haveto run for almost 5 minutes to heat up.  Any suggestion for correcting this problem?        Lewis      in Richardson

    • Chrystal in Oak Cliff

       The water waiting in the pipes between the heater and the faucets cools down. It’s not a perfect fix, but making sure those pipes are wrapped in insulation will help, depending on how often you ask for the hot water. I use my “unwanted” cold water at times like that to water house plants and the pets.

  • Gipson Scott

    For the question about no hot water google Laing. They have a solution that casts less than $300

    Scott

  • Gipson Scott

    For the question about no hot water google Laing. They have a solution that casts less than $300

    Scott

  • Blseagle

    Are any of the Christmas blockbusters available as download or podcast?

  • Benman5745

    for the person looking for skulls and skeletons check out http://www.skullsunlimited.com/

  • EP77

    Loved Jeff’s answer to the gentleman seeking a breeder for Golden Retrievers! I just happened to be on my way to the shelter to adopt a dog as I listened to his suggestion to visit local animal adoption centers or rescue group websites! Thanks, Jeff!! I would like to spread news of two that are located more westerly – towards MY side of the Metroplex: Arlington Animal Shelter, Hwy 360, exit Kingswood/Green Oaks, west to 1000 SE Green Oaks. Thru Jan. 2 they are offering 2-for-1 deal: $45 which includes the spay/neuter & microchips for 2 animals! A brand, new adoption partnership between City of Ft. Worth and PetSmart at the Alliance Town Center store, 2901 Texas Sage Tr. Only $24.50 adoption fee thru Dec. 24!! 

    • Chrystal in Oak Cliff

       Agree! For anyone seeking a specific breed, the best resource is Petfinder.com.

      You can search your area, specifying age, breed, size, gender, and other characteristics you are seeking. All animals will come up that match, usually with pictures and descriptions, as well as contact information for the non-profit organization that is offering them for adoption. (Only 501-c3’s are allowed)

      I prefer mixes, for genetic stability. I found my two Irish Wolfhound mixes this way! It took many searches over some months to find the right fit. But Golden Retrievers and many other breeds are available easily, all the time.

  • Lindadinn

    River clay.
    Unless a project specifies river clay, it is not a good idea. You can buy clay in Ft Worth @ Texas Pottery Supply and Clay Co (817) 626-2529 or Trintity in Dallas @ (214)631-0540

  • Lindadinn

    River clay.
    Unless a project specifies river clay, it is not a good idea. You can buy clay in Ft Worth @ Texas Pottery Supply and Clay Co (817) 626-2529 or Trintity in Dallas @ (214)631-0540

  • JesseM

    What is the song that is occasionally played before “The People’s Pharmacy”? The one with the bagpipes. I really love it and would like to hear the entire thing.

  • JesseM

    What is the song that is occasionally played before “The People’s Pharmacy”? The one with the bagpipes. I really love it and would like to hear the entire thing.

  • Doodles83

    I work in Oak Cliff and their is a tall metal polo that is hire then all the houses. Today they started to put pine tree branches on it like a fake Christmas tree but it is way to tall and it i Jan. Does anyone know what is going on?

  • Doodles83

    I work in Oak Cliff and their is a tall metal polo that is hire then all the houses. Today they started to put pine tree branches on it like a fake Christmas tree but it is way to tall and it i Jan. Does anyone know what is going on?

  • Doodles83

    I work in Oak Cliff and their is a tall metal polo that is hire then all the houses. Today they started to put pine tree branches on it like a fake Christmas tree but it is way to tall and it i Jan. Does anyone know what is going on?

  • Doodles83

    I work in Oak Cliff and their is a tall metal polo that is hire then all the houses. Today they started to put pine tree branches on it like a fake Christmas tree but it is way to tall and it i Jan. Does anyone know what is going on?

  • Doodles83

    I work in Oak Cliff and their is a tall metal polo that is hire then all the houses. Today they started to put pine tree branches on it like a fake Christmas tree but it is way to tall and it i Jan. Does anyone know what is going on?

    • Anonymous

      It might be a cell phone tower – they’ve started to try and disguise them with fake tree branches or facades.
      ________________________________

    • Anonymous

      It might be a cell phone tower – they’ve started to try and disguise them with fake tree branches or facades.
      ________________________________

    • Anonymous

      It might be a cell phone tower – they’ve started to try and disguise them with fake tree branches or facades.
      ________________________________

  • Doodles83

    I work in Oak Cliff and their is a tall metal polo that is hire then all the houses. Today they started to put pine tree branches on it like a fake Christmas tree but it is way to tall and it i Jan. Does anyone know what is going on?

    • amelson

      It might be a cell phone tower – they’ve started to try and disguise them with fake tree branches or facades.
      ________________________________

  • Jolene

    I am looking to volunteer. I live in the DFW area and I work for a local hospital. I am a registered Paramedic and a nursing student. I would like to volunteer someplace where I could use my health-related skills. Years ago a did a couple shifts at the homeless shelter / soup kitchen in their health clinic but, since they have moved to the bridge, this has been taken over by Parkland. They do not take non-Parkland employees for these positions any longer. When I lived in Canada I was with the Red Cross’s disaster response team for years. Does anyone know of any other organizations or clinics that may need a volunteer who has experience in the emergency response / medical field?

    • Jan @ SMU

      Have you tried the local Red Cross disaster response team?

  • Jolene

    I am looking to volunteer. I live in the DFW area and I work for a local hospital. I am a registered Paramedic and a nursing student. I would like to volunteer someplace where I could use my health-related skills. Years ago a did a couple shifts at the homeless shelter / soup kitchen in their health clinic but, since they have moved to the bridge, this has been taken over by Parkland. They do not take non-Parkland employees for these positions any longer. When I lived in Canada I was with the Red Cross’s disaster response team for years. Does anyone know of any other organizations or clinics that may need a volunteer who has experience in the emergency response / medical field?

  • Jolene

    I am looking to volunteer. I live in the DFW area and I work for a local hospital. I am a registered Paramedic and a nursing student. I would like to volunteer someplace where I could use my health-related skills. Years ago a did a couple shifts at the homeless shelter / soup kitchen in their health clinic but, since they have moved to the bridge, this has been taken over by Parkland. They do not take non-Parkland employees for these positions any longer. When I lived in Canada I was with the Red Cross’s disaster response team for years. Does anyone know of any other organizations or clinics that may need a volunteer who has experience in the emergency response / medical field?

    • Jan @ SMU

      Have you tried the local Red Cross disaster response team?

  • Missy wyder

    http://www.utdallas.edu/chess/education-camp/camp.html
    Chess camp link at UTD. Not Plano but close

  • CF Buck

    The extra lights under the deck park are to bring the light level during DAYTIME hours high enough so drivers can see clearly.   The human eye takes a few moments to adjust to low light levels and accidents could occur.  They don’t use all the lights at night, because it would be too bright.

  • Gogreenall2010

    I am looking for French tutor in Plano and Frisco area.
    Does anybody know one or can recommend one for me?
    Thanks. 

  • Lauralbanks

    There is a silver stylized capital letter “B” on the side of a building near I30 and 8th street in fort worth. What company logo is it?

  • JIm

    8/4 Cap is what the industry calls them.

  • JIm

    8/4 Cap is what the industry calls them.

  • JIm

    8/4 Cap is what the industry calls them.

  • Joepelly

    Hi Jeff
    Do You or Your listeners know where to dispose of OR donate old computers with out erasing the hard drive and not putting it in the landfill?
    I would take it to Goodwill but worry about My old information that is still on the hard drive.

    Thanks   Joe

  • Joepelly

    Hi Jeff
    Do You or Your listeners know where to dispose of OR donate old computers with out erasing the hard drive and not putting it in the landfill?
    I would take it to Goodwill but worry about My old information that is still on the hard drive.

    Thanks   Joe

    • http://www.facebook.com/clayton.knudsen1 Clayton Knudsen

       Joe, I took the computer apart and removed the hard drive. It is easy as one side of the computer opens up and just unscrew a couple screws and unplug the cables (2 of them)  and pull the hdd out. I then took a hammer and bashed the heck out of the drive and placed the remains back inside  and put the cover back on the computer and dropped it off at BestBuy. They take all computer and electronics for recycling.

    • http://www.facebook.com/clayton.knudsen1 Clayton Knudsen

       Joe, I took the computer apart and removed the hard drive. It is easy as one side of the computer opens up and just unscrew a couple screws and unplug the cables (2 of them)  and pull the hdd out. I then took a hammer and bashed the heck out of the drive and placed the remains back inside  and put the cover back on the computer and dropped it off at BestBuy. They take all computer and electronics for recycling.

    • Irving Texas

       Joe,

      You can download free programs that can erase all of your personal information in such away that it is not recoverable. These programs overwrite your files with zeros and ones several times so that none of your information or its traces are left. Sometimes your existing anti virus program will have the “erase or wipe clean or shredder” feature that will also allow you to do this. You should be able to download a safe freeware program to do this from a safe site such as download.cnet.com. Hope that helps.

      Kirt.

    • ED
  • Joepelly

    Hi Jeff
    Do You or Your listeners know where to dispose of OR donate old computers with out erasing the hard drive and not putting it in the landfill?
    I would take it to Goodwill but worry about My old information that is still on the hard drive.

    Thanks   Joe

    • MrClayton

       Joe, I took the computer apart and removed the hard drive. It is easy as one side of the computer opens up and just unscrew a couple screws and unplug the cables (2 of them)  and pull the hdd out. I then took a hammer and bashed the heck out of the drive and placed the remains back inside  and put the cover back on the computer and dropped it off at BestBuy. They take all computer and electronics for recycling.

    • Irving Texas

       Joe,

      You can download free programs that can erase all of your personal information in such away that it is not recoverable. These programs overwrite your files with zeros and ones several times so that none of your information or its traces are left. Sometimes your existing anti virus program will have the “erase or wipe clean or shredder” feature that will also allow you to do this. You should be able to download a safe freeware program to do this from a safe site such as download.cnet.com. Hope that helps.

      Kirt.

      • Bonearzt

        A strong magnet will also corrupt the info on the disks and make it unreadable.

    • ED
  • Constant Chris099

    To make your own corned beef there is a product called Tender Quick in a blue bag that you can buy at Kroger in the salt section. 

  • Constant Chris099

    To make your own corned beef there is a product called Tender Quick in a blue bag that you can buy at Kroger in the salt section. 

  • Groverclevelandismyfish

    Is anyone else noticing a lot of mayfly/mosquito looking bugs flying around?  I’ve seen more than I’ve ever noticed before here in North Arlington and in other parts of the metroplex.  

  • Groverclevelandismyfish

    Is anyone else noticing a lot of mayfly/mosquito looking bugs flying around?  I’ve seen more than I’ve ever noticed before here in North Arlington and in other parts of the metroplex.  

  • Joe

    Regarding the KERA world channel dissapearing.  I suspect that the caller has an antenna for the digital signal (for those without cable).  They should go into the menu on their TV and autoprogram their channels again.  Occassionaly a signal will be lost and the TV will not recognize.

  • Joshua Gantz

    What is the purpose of the liquid nitrogen tank in Denton, tx on N Carroll Blvd between Westway St. and Crescent St. It is chained to the guard rail near the drainage ditch on the west side of the street? I first noticed it a couple of years ago and thought it was odd. But now I have realized it is still there two years later and assume it serves some purpose. You can even see it on Google Maps.

  • Joshua Gantz

    What is the purpose of the liquid nitrogen tank in Denton, tx on N Carroll Blvd between Westway St. and Crescent St. It is chained to the guard rail near the drainage ditch on the west side of the street? I first noticed it a couple of years ago and thought it was odd. But now I have realized it is still there two years later and assume it serves some purpose. You can even see it on Google Maps.

  • 4allretailers

    I would TRUELY appreciate HELP Finding a TRUE NON-KILL ANIMAL SHELTER anywhere in the DFW area, that will answer the phone or at least call back

  • 4allretailers

    I would TRUELY appreciate HELP Finding a TRUE NON-KILL ANIMAL SHELTER anywhere in the DFW area, that will answer the phone or at least call back

  • Carly (Fort Worth)

    SatelliteXM radio used to have two NPR stations, Ch. 122 and 123.  Now only 122 remains.  Why was Ch. 123 taken off the air? 
     
     

  • Carly (Fort Worth)

    SatelliteXM radio used to have two NPR stations, Ch. 122 and 123.  Now only 122 remains.  Why was Ch. 123 taken off the air? 
     
     

  • Sara

    Last year the Dallas Morning News ran an article in the Art/Life section about a garden that owned privately, but open to the public.  It is in the middle of a North Dallas neighborhood, very unsuspecting.  I can’t find the name of it anywhere….can anyone help?

  • Sara

    Last year the Dallas Morning News ran an article in the Art/Life section about a garden that owned privately, but open to the public.  It is in the middle of a North Dallas neighborhood, very unsuspecting.  I can’t find the name of it anywhere….can anyone help?

  • P. Clewis

    I bought my daughter a vintage Remington Typewriter. Is there a repair/refurbish service in the DFW area? I found some out of town but I do not want to ship it if I can avoid the cost. Thanks!

  • P. Clewis

    I bought my daughter a vintage Remington Typewriter. Is there a repair/refurbish service in the DFW area? I found some out of town but I do not want to ship it if I can avoid the cost. Thanks!

  • Samra Bufkins, MJ, APR

    The ISS is in orbit and is never seen in the same spot in the sky. You can track the station at this link http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/tracking/ and even get email or Twitter alerts about when it’s visible over our area. Periodically it can be seen, briefly, in the DFW area.

  • Samra Bufkins, MJ, APR

    The ISS is in orbit and is never seen in the same spot in the sky. You can track the station at this link http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/tracking/ and even get email or Twitter alerts about when it’s visible over our area. Periodically it can be seen, briefly, in the DFW area.

  • A.H., Sachse

    Hi Jeff,
    For the person asking about the star in the sky, it’s not the space station.  It’s Venus and not far from it is Jupiter.  All Things considered did a segment on this last week or the week before.

  • A.H., Sachse

    Hi Jeff,
    For the person asking about the star in the sky, it’s not the space station.  It’s Venus and not far from it is Jupiter.  All Things considered did a segment on this last week or the week before.

  • Roclemmons

    For the listener who asked about the college in Waxahachie: Southwestern Assemblies of God University.

  • Roclemmons

    For the listener who asked about the college in Waxahachie: Southwestern Assemblies of God University.

  • P. D. Clewis

    Answer: The homes on Bloosomheath and Coit in Richardson are substations belonging to AT&T

  • P. D. Clewis

    Answer: The homes on Bloosomheath and Coit in Richardson are substations belonging to AT&T

  • Sandy

    Hi Jeff….question.  I have 20+ years marketing experience with a B.A. degree in Business and am considering going back to school (online) for Master is Healthcare Administration.  Will I be able to find a job?  The schools all say “yes”, but how will I know for sure?  Thanks, Sandy 

  • Sandy

    Hi Jeff….question.  I have 20+ years marketing experience with a B.A. degree in Business and am considering going back to school (online) for Master is Healthcare Administration.  Will I be able to find a job?  The schools all say “yes”, but how will I know for sure?  Thanks, Sandy 

  • Georgeronaldmayfield

    There’s a radio commercial on NPR for a 20’s art exhibition, I believe. In the background of this commercial, there’s (I assume) 20’s era music playing. Name that tune.

    • Georgeronaldmayfield

      I finally found it in my collection. Its Duke Ellington – The Mooche

  • Ron

    Someone asked what the large fly’s are …they are Crane fly’s….not harmful…sometimes call Mosquito hawks but don’t eat mosquitos…

  • Ron

    Someone asked what the large fly’s are …they are Crane fly’s….not harmful…sometimes call Mosquito hawks but don’t eat mosquitos…

  • Jackstecher

    As far-fetched as the question (about basketball making players taller) sounds we know that many of our genes are switched off until needed, and then switched on when the appropriate stimulus appears; e.g. wound healing, muscle hypertrophy in weight lifters.  So it wouldn’t be unreasonable to discover some day that by stretching or stimulating the body to be taller some genes that would make us grow taller wouldn’t be turned on.  Did the giraffe make itself taller?
    Of course, the blue print is in the DNA.  You can only do what the DNA has the potential to do.

    Jack

  • Jackstecher

    As far-fetched as the question (about basketball making players taller) sounds we know that many of our genes are switched off until needed, and then switched on when the appropriate stimulus appears; e.g. wound healing, muscle hypertrophy in weight lifters.  So it wouldn’t be unreasonable to discover some day that by stretching or stimulating the body to be taller some genes that would make us grow taller wouldn’t be turned on.  Did the giraffe make itself taller?
    Of course, the blue print is in the DNA.  You can only do what the DNA has the potential to do.

    Jack

  • Acanders1

    I only caught part of last Friday’s (Good Fridays) show and didn’t ge the answer to why some cop cars are blue and white and some are black and white.  Was there a reason? Thanks!

    • David Allen

      It’s totally up to the department. In Euless, where I work, they are changing the color scheme as new patrol cars are pruchased.

  • jeff courtman

    Hi Jeff – turns out most of us have been tying our shoes the wrong way for ever – let your caller know about this link to a TED presentation – it has changed my life :)

  • jeff courtman

    Hi Jeff – turns out most of us have been tying our shoes the wrong way for ever – let your caller know about this link to a TED presentation – it has changed my life :)

  • Gretchen

    As for the noise Wednesday night, Dallas Country Club had fireworks to celebrate it’s reopening of it’s Club facilities.
    As for adjusting glasses, Tom Barrett Optical in Old Town is great and can adjust anything.

  • Gretchen

    As for the noise Wednesday night, Dallas Country Club had fireworks to celebrate it’s reopening of it’s Club facilities.
    As for adjusting glasses, Tom Barrett Optical in Old Town is great and can adjust anything.

  • Brian

    for sewing classes or any kind of craft and art instruction, we have an awesome community resource here in Oak Cliff. Check out Oil & Cotton  http://www.oilandcotton.com
    BrianS

  • Brian

    for sewing classes or any kind of craft and art instruction, we have an awesome community resource here in Oak Cliff. Check out Oil & Cotton  http://www.oilandcotton.com
    BrianS

  • Cathyfrisinger

    There is a lovely Turkish restaurant in south Arlington called Istanbul Grill. The address is 6204 S. Cooper St.
    Kathy, Arlington

  • Cathyfrisinger

    There is a lovely Turkish restaurant in south Arlington called Istanbul Grill. The address is 6204 S. Cooper St.
    Kathy, Arlington

  • Reewilliamson

    I live in arlington, durning the recent tornado the home next door (its vacant) the tree fell on my car, and the tree is still blocking my drive. I have called bank of america, they own the home. But they say they are not responsible. Does anyone know who would be??
    thank you
     
    Ree
    Arlington

    • Michealtaylor

      You probably are not going to like this answer Ree, when a part of my barbers tree fell on his neighbors house his neighbor tried to get his(my barber) insurance company to take care of it. The insurance agent said my barbers insurance covers his home only and that the neighbor had to take care of the clean up on their property and contact their homeowners insurance for any of the damage on their property. Perhaps you will want to contact your insurance company with a hypothetical question just to see what he or she says on the matter… 

  • Reewilliamson

    I live in arlington, durning the recent tornado the home next door (its vacant) the tree fell on my car, and the tree is still blocking my drive. I have called bank of america, they own the home. But they say they are not responsible. Does anyone know who would be??
    thank you
     
    Ree
    Arlington

    • Michealtaylor

      You probably are not going to like this answer Ree, when a part of my barbers tree fell on his neighbors house his neighbor tried to get his(my barber) insurance company to take care of it. The insurance agent said my barbers insurance covers his home only and that the neighbor had to take care of the clean up on their property and contact their homeowners insurance for any of the damage on their property. Perhaps you will want to contact your insurance company with a hypothetical question just to see what he or she says on the matter… 

  • Allenders

    For the wildflowers, go to Ennis!  http://www.visitennis.org/Festivals/Bluebonnet_Trails.html
    They detail the best routes for each weekend.

  • Allenders

    For the wildflowers, go to Ennis!  http://www.visitennis.org/Festivals/Bluebonnet_Trails.html
    They detail the best routes for each weekend.

  • Georgeronaldmayfield

    I finally found it in my collection. Its Duke Ellington – The Mooche

  • Georgeronaldmayfield

    I finally found it in my collection. Its Duke Ellington – The Mooche

  • Georgeronaldmayfield

    I finally found it in my collection. Its Duke Ellington – The Mooche

  • Georgeronaldmayfield

    I finally found it in my collection. Its Duke Ellington – The Mooche

  • Pam in Richardson

    Yesterday someone wanted to know where to get the wildflower called winecup. That plant is listed on the plant list for today’s Collin County Master Gardener plant sale, from 9-3 at the Texas A&M Extension buildings near UTD on Coit Rd. The webpage is here: http://ccmgatx.org/association/plantsale.asp. Come early for best selection.

  • Pam in Richardson

    Yesterday someone wanted to know where to get the wildflower called winecup. That plant is listed on the plant list for today’s Collin County Master Gardener plant sale, from 9-3 at the Texas A&M Extension buildings near UTD on Coit Rd. The webpage is here: http://ccmgatx.org/association/plantsale.asp. Come early for best selection.

  • Julie

    Hi! Does anyone know of a snowball stand in the Denton area that uses a Snowizard brand ice shaver and flavors?

  • Julie

    Hi! Does anyone know of a snowball stand in the Denton area that uses a Snowizard brand ice shaver and flavors?

  • Maggie

    I have chickadees year round at Regal Rd in Plano

  • Maggie

    I have chickadees year round at Regal Rd in Plano

  • Madeleine Crouch

    Showing my age, Glenn Mitchell took over the mid-daytalk show slot from Karen Dennard…ack, I’m officially geezer!

  • Madeleine Crouch

    Showing my age, Glenn Mitchell took over the mid-daytalk show slot from Karen Dennard…ack, I’m officially geezer!

  • Adsmithtx

    The answer to the Camera sound cutting device is
    the expensive one is called a blatter and is about    $1000
    Adorama has what they call a muzzel and is about $140

  • Adsmithtx

    The answer to the Camera sound cutting device is
    the expensive one is called a blatter and is about    $1000
    Adorama has what they call a muzzel and is about $140

  • Red93r2

    What are those Nitrogen? gas tanks at some street light lintersections for?
    To cool some computer/telepne/cable under gound?
    Who tends to them DOT, City, State, Feds or Private?

    • Alan See

      Nitrogen is used to pressurize the jackets surrounding some telephone and data cables that have had a previous history of water infiltation. Dry gas under pressure inside the insulation keeps the ground water fromforing its way through tiny pinholes.

  • Red93r2

    What are those Nitrogen? gas tanks at some street light lintersections for?
    To cool some computer/telepne/cable under gound?
    Who tends to them DOT, City, State, Feds or Private?

  • Red93r2

    What are those Nitrogen? gas tanks at some street light lintersections for?
    To cool some computer/telepne/cable under gound?
    Who tends to them DOT, City, State, Feds or Private?

    • Alan See

      Nitrogen is used to pressurize the jackets surrounding some telephone and data cables that have had a previous history of water infiltation. Dry gas under pressure inside the insulation keeps the ground water fromforing its way through tiny pinholes.

  • Bill Cross

    Hi Jeff,
         I was wondering if anyone could answer this.  I’ve noticed Samsung Network vans around my neighborhood in Richardson.  They usually have an antenna extended pretty high up in the air.  What are they doing and/or why are they there?  I tried asking them once and got a “get lost” kind of response.

  • loki965

    Hi Jeff,
         I was wondering if anyone could answer this.  I’ve noticed Samsung Network vans around my neighborhood in Richardson.  They usually have an antenna extended pretty high up in the air.  What are they doing and/or why are they there?  I tried asking them once and got a “get lost” kind of response.

  • Adisa

    There is a seminar on aquaponics tomorrow (May 19) at 1PM at Abundant
    Harvest Hydroponics and Organics (http://www.abundantharvesthydroponics.com/)
    in Arlington, TX.
     

  • Adisa

    There is a seminar on aquaponics tomorrow (May 19) at 1PM at Abundant
    Harvest Hydroponics and Organics (http://www.abundantharvesthydroponics.com/)
    in Arlington, TX.
     

  • Irving Texas

    Hi Jeff,

    I live in Irving and would like to view the solar eclipse on May 20th safely with my kids. Where can I find eclipse viewers/filters or welders glass so my kids can safely view this. My kids are in the 6-8 year age group and I would really not want them to miss this learning opportunity.

    I really enjoy listening to your show. Thank you and keep up the great work.
    – Kirt

    • Preston McDonald

       Amazon.com sells solar filter glasses, both cheap paper ones and more substantial ones similar to sunglasses.

    • Preston McDonald

       Amazon.com sells solar filter glasses, both cheap paper ones and more substantial ones similar to sunglasses.

    • Hiperlynx2

       Back in the old days, we were given a paper with a hole in it…not sure if that still works. If you get a good eclipse view, be sure to enjoy the shadows of leaves during an eclipse…unusual.

  • Irving Texas

    Hi Jeff,

    I live in Irving and would like to view the solar eclipse on May 20th safely with my kids. Where can I find eclipse viewers/filters or welders glass so my kids can safely view this. My kids are in the 6-8 year age group and I would really not want them to miss this learning opportunity.

    I really enjoy listening to your show. Thank you and keep up the great work.
    – Kirt

    • Preston McDonald

       Amazon.com sells solar filter glasses, both cheap paper ones and more substantial ones similar to sunglasses.

    • Hiperlynx2

       Back in the old days, we were given a paper with a hole in it…not sure if that still works. If you get a good eclipse view, be sure to enjoy the shadows of leaves during an eclipse…unusual.

  • Peggy

    any idea where in the dallas area to find  the top split hot dog rolls to use for lobster rolls? 

  • Peggy

    any idea where in the dallas area to find  the top split hot dog rolls to use for lobster rolls? 

  • Brennanjoy

    Help! I have a 5 by 5 bathroom mirror with a 3 foot keyed scratch! Any way to disguise or remove it???? 
    Thanks!!

  • Brennanjoy

    Help! I have a 5 by 5 bathroom mirror with a 3 foot keyed scratch! Any way to disguise or remove it???? 
    Thanks!!

  • gary

    Jeff I’ve got a better suggestion for the sugar ants,  cinammon works very well.  I use it at work and it  has worked for me quite well. 

  • gary

    Jeff I’ve got a better suggestion for the sugar ants,  cinammon works very well.  I use it at work and it  has worked for me quite well. 

  • gary

    Jeff I’ve got a better suggestion for the sugar ants,  cinammon works very well.  I use it at work and it  has worked for me quite well. 

  • Eileennowlin

    My husband passed away 2 years ago and he left a Will but I did not have it probated because we did not have enough assets so that it would not be feasible to have it probated.  My question is that both out cars were in both names but can I have the title changed to my name only without having to probate the will.  The cars are both old (10 yrs) but would like to sell them.

    • guest

      You can – call the motor vehicle folks – there is a fee you have to pay to transfer the title, is what I was told by a friend in a similar situation. Also, you don’t need an attorney to probate the will, is my understanding. Do a search on probate in Texas (each state is different) and find out what is required. You would file it with the County Clerk, I think. Check all of this – I’ve dealt with these issues in the past but you need current sources.

  • Eileennowlin

    My husband passed away 2 years ago and he left a Will but I did not have it probated because we did not have enough assets so that it would not be feasible to have it probated.  My question is that both out cars were in both names but can I have the title changed to my name only without having to probate the will.  The cars are both old (10 yrs) but would like to sell them.

  • Eileennowlin

    My husband passed away 2 years ago and he left a Will but I did not have it probated because we did not have enough assets so that it would not be feasible to have it probated.  My question is that both out cars were in both names but can I have the title changed to my name only without having to probate the will.  The cars are both old (10 yrs) but would like to sell them.

    • guest

      You can – call the motor vehicle folks – there is a fee you have to pay to transfer the title, is what I was told by a friend in a similar situation. Also, you don’t need an attorney to probate the will, is my understanding. Do a search on probate in Texas (each state is different) and find out what is required. You would file it with the County Clerk, I think. Check all of this – I’ve dealt with these issues in the past but you need current sources.

  • Bethfarren

    re: ticks
    1. danger of infection increases if tick parts are lef; in treat with topical antibiotic after removal even if you think you’ve gotten all out
    2. additional dangers: Lyme disease, so be aware if you have fever even several days later
    also Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever possible. Both diseases quite possible in our area
    Beth Farren
    (Nurse Practitioner)

  • Bethfarren

    re: ticks
    1. danger of infection increases if tick parts are lef; in treat with topical antibiotic after removal even if you think you’ve gotten all out
    2. additional dangers: Lyme disease, so be aware if you have fever even several days later
    also Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever possible. Both diseases quite possible in our area
    Beth Farren
    (Nurse Practitioner)

  • Bethfarren

    re: ticks
    1. danger of infection increases if tick parts are lef; in treat with topical antibiotic after removal even if you think you’ve gotten all out
    2. additional dangers: Lyme disease, so be aware if you have fever even several days later
    also Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever possible. Both diseases quite possible in our area
    Beth Farren
    (Nurse Practitioner)

  • http://twitter.com/ZoeMoon42 Zoe Moon

    I have an answer for the sugar ants and possibly the scorpions. Peppermint oil works really well on ants, roaches and scorpions yet is safe around pets and children. You can make your own or buy a brand name, Victor Ant and Roach spray, in an aerosol can which I prefer simply because it spays evenly. If you spray it along door frames, windows and any gaps where pipes enter the house, the ants and even scorpions won’t enter the house. It’s also a good idea to keep the sink and tub drains closed or stoppered when they are not in use as scorpions will crawl up the drain and enter the house that way.

    • Chrystal in Oak Cliff

       Roaches really hate catnip, and that repels them well. I have not seen any studies on ants or scorpions, though. Essential oil of catnip lasts a long time.

  • http://twitter.com/ZoeMoon42 Zoe Moon

    I have an answer for the sugar ants and possibly the scorpions. Peppermint oil works really well on ants, roaches and scorpions yet is safe around pets and children. You can make your own or buy a brand name, Victor Ant and Roach spray, in an aerosol can which I prefer simply because it spays evenly. If you spray it along door frames, windows and any gaps where pipes enter the house, the ants and even scorpions won’t enter the house. It’s also a good idea to keep the sink and tub drains closed or stoppered when they are not in use as scorpions will crawl up the drain and enter the house that way.

    • Chrystal in Oak Cliff

       Roaches really hate catnip, and that repels them well. I have not seen any studies on ants or scorpions, though. Essential oil of catnip lasts a long time.

  • Bh0405

    Hi Jeff,
    The firm that I work for has boxes of old fabric that we’d like to donate to a good cause.  Do you know of any place in the DFW area that would be able to use it? 

    • Jacksonmft

       I also have old clothing/rags that i would like to recycle.  I’ll check back here for an answer.  I hate to fill up land fills if the fabric could be used in paper production or some other use.  TY.  I’ll check back here for an answer.

    • Kathy

      There is a resale shop near White Rock that benefits animals – something like Second Chance resale or a similar name.  I’ve heard before that they accept just about any kind of cloth.  What can’t be re-sold gets turned into rags, etc. for various purposes.

    • Kathy

      There is a resale shop near White Rock that benefits animals – something like Second Chance resale or a similar name.  I’ve heard before that they accept just about any kind of cloth.  What can’t be re-sold gets turned into rags, etc. for various purposes.

    • Chrystal in Oak Cliff

       Many people seek fabric for quilting or scrap-booking. You may want to offer it on Freecycle.org for your area, if you think it might work for that kind of thing.

  • Bh0405

    Hi Jeff,
    The firm that I work for has boxes of old fabric that we’d like to donate to a good cause.  Do you know of any place in the DFW area that would be able to use it? 

    • Jacksonmft

       I also have old clothing/rags that i would like to recycle.  I’ll check back here for an answer.  I hate to fill up land fills if the fabric could be used in paper production or some other use.  TY.  I’ll check back here for an answer.

    • Kathy

      There is a resale shop near White Rock that benefits animals – something like Second Chance resale or a similar name.  I’ve heard before that they accept just about any kind of cloth.  What can’t be re-sold gets turned into rags, etc. for various purposes.

    • Chrystal in Oak Cliff

       Many people seek fabric for quilting or scrap-booking. You may want to offer it on Freecycle.org for your area, if you think it might work for that kind of thing.

  • Mo-Ping

    In response to the lady who is looking for a place to drop off her glass bottles: The City of Fort Worth has 3 drop off stations for recycling. You can go to http://fortworthtexas.gov/solidwaste/dropoff/ for the addresses. The drop off sites are available to homeowners & apartment dwellers but if you are dropping off a large amount of glass from a business you’d better check with the City of Fort Worth on how to properly do that. You can call 817-392-EASY (3279) or email trash@fortworthtexas.gov for more information.

  • Mo-Ping

    In response to the lady who is looking for a place to drop off her glass bottles: The City of Fort Worth has 3 drop off stations for recycling. You can go to http://fortworthtexas.gov/solidwaste/dropoff/ for the addresses. The drop off sites are available to homeowners & apartment dwellers but if you are dropping off a large amount of glass from a business you’d better check with the City of Fort Worth on how to properly do that. You can call 817-392-EASY (3279) or email trash@fortworthtexas.gov for more information.

  • D12plu

    The origin of the
    term bar is from the barring furniture dividing a medieval European
    courtroom, the Public side from the Court side.

    In most courts,
    the bar is represented by a physical partition: a railing or barrier
    that serves as a bar.

    So ‘Going before (or in front of) the bar’ was to go from the public side
    of the railing to the restricted ‘Court’ side of the railing.

    Being ‘Called
    to the bar’ was to be called to the
    bar or railing to give witness or testimony.

    So the Bar Association refers to a group of people who have regular business
    and allowed ‘in front of the Bar’.  

    ‘Bar’ as in Barrier or Barrister

  • D12plu

    The origin of the
    term bar is from the barring furniture dividing a medieval European
    courtroom, the Public side from the Court side.

    In most courts,
    the bar is represented by a physical partition: a railing or barrier
    that serves as a bar.

    So ‘Going before (or in front of) the bar’ was to go from the public side
    of the railing to the restricted ‘Court’ side of the railing.

    Being ‘Called
    to the bar’ was to be called to the
    bar or railing to give witness or testimony.

    So the Bar Association refers to a group of people who have regular business
    and allowed ‘in front of the Bar’.  

    ‘Bar’ as in Barrier or Barrister

  • AJ

    I don’t think anyone has ever noticed this, but every time I water my trees and lawn, the water sometimes gets on the concrete. About a minute later, I start hearing this buzzing noise, as if there are microscopic animals in there. Thanks! :)

    • Chrystal in Oak Cliff

       Buzzing can be the sound of steam, if it is very hot. Reducing water pressure can allow more water to slowly soak in to the soil and not flow onto pavement.

  • AJ

    I don’t think anyone has ever noticed this, but every time I water my trees and lawn, the water sometimes gets on the concrete. About a minute later, I start hearing this buzzing noise, as if there are microscopic animals in there. Thanks! :)

    • Chrystal in Oak Cliff

       Buzzing can be the sound of steam, if it is very hot. Reducing water pressure can allow more water to slowly soak in to the soil and not flow onto pavement.

  • Jksmpa

    Hi Jeff – Like many people, almost all the music I purchase now is via digital download, usually on iTunes.  I’m really curious about the preview snippets a user can play to hear a portion of a song, usually 30 seconds or one minute. Does anyone know who or what selects the portion of the song that is previewed? I imagine it would be desirable to include the song’s chorus or the hook of the song to make it more appealing to prospective buyers but with the volume of individual songs, it seems a pretty daunting task to review and determine the catchiest parts of each and every one of them.  Do the record companies select the snippets or could this be done through some kind of software?  Thanks! – James

  • Jksmpa

    Hi Jeff – Like many people, almost all the music I purchase now is via digital download, usually on iTunes.  I’m really curious about the preview snippets a user can play to hear a portion of a song, usually 30 seconds or one minute. Does anyone know who or what selects the portion of the song that is previewed? I imagine it would be desirable to include the song’s chorus or the hook of the song to make it more appealing to prospective buyers but with the volume of individual songs, it seems a pretty daunting task to review and determine the catchiest parts of each and every one of them.  Do the record companies select the snippets or could this be done through some kind of software?  Thanks! – James

  • Colleen

    Regarding the caller who was seeking affordably priced African jewelry, Etsy.com has a great collection.  I noticed many there are many pieces under $50.

  • Colleen

    Regarding the caller who was seeking affordably priced African jewelry, Etsy.com has a great collection.  I noticed many there are many pieces under $50.

  • Pete
  • Pete
    • Kathy

      This album does not have any of the songs she listed.  Here is the song list   http://www.discogs.com/Various-Funny-Bone-Favorites/release/916746 
      She may be looking for Funny Bone Vol 2http://wonderfulwonderblog.blogspot.com/2007/11/funny-bone-favorites-volume-ii.html 

      If this is actually the album she is looking for, I own it.  I’d love to get it converted to digital for my own use, and would be willing to sell the original if I had it digitally.  I don’t have a record player, so I haven’t heard it in years to know if it has held up. 

  • Pryholt

    Are there any organizations in Dallas who spay/neuter feral dogs? What about a feral dog rescue? I am feeding a small pack of dogs in a warehouse district in Oak Cliff and want to help these poor animals. City of Dallas animal control will euthanize them if they catch them. Also, one dog in the pack has a severe injury. Are there any kind hearted vets who might help this dog?

    • Chrystal in Oak Cliff

       Sadly, there are not a lot of resources for feral dogs, since so many tame, friendly, and healthy dogs are also unhomed in today’s economy. Some rescue groups will help trap, and a few organizations may help with discounted vet care, but it helps to have a permanent home lined up first. If you or a co-worker is willing to keep the dogs once rescued, that will aid finding a place to help.

      Unlike cats, dogs cannot live well as ferals, even with support of people. They don’t have much stealth. Cats can be introduced to a TNR program, and many places support this. For dogs, it is much worse. Even altered dogs who have had shots and are being fed are going to have a rough time, what with weather, traffic, and the dynamics of pack behavior.

      To quickly locate non-profits in your area, go to Petfinder.com.

      If the injury is extremely severe, the suffering may be great. Dogs and other animals tend to mask their pain, and try to look “normal” to be less vulnerable to predation. If the dog is truly wild, treatment might be terrifying to him or her, and a gentle euthanasia by people who care about animals might be the most merciful thing.

  • Pryholt

    Are there any organizations in Dallas who spay/neuter feral dogs? What about a feral dog rescue? I am feeding a small pack of dogs in a warehouse district in Oak Cliff and want to help these poor animals. City of Dallas animal control will euthanize them if they catch them. Also, one dog in the pack has a severe injury. Are there any kind hearted vets who might help this dog?

    • Chrystal in Oak Cliff

       Sadly, there are not a lot of resources for feral dogs, since so many tame, friendly, and healthy dogs are also unhomed in today’s economy. Some rescue groups will help trap, and a few organizations may help with discounted vet care, but it helps to have a permanent home lined up first. If you or a co-worker is willing to keep the dogs once rescued, that will aid finding a place to help.

      Unlike cats, dogs cannot live well as ferals, even with support of people. They don’t have much stealth. Cats can be introduced to a TNR program, and many places support this. For dogs, it is much worse. Even altered dogs who have had shots and are being fed are going to have a rough time, what with weather, traffic, and the dynamics of pack behavior.

      To quickly locate non-profits in your area, go to Petfinder.com.

      If the injury is extremely severe, the suffering may be great. Dogs and other animals tend to mask their pain, and try to look “normal” to be less vulnerable to predation. If the dog is truly wild, treatment might be terrifying to him or her, and a gentle euthanasia by people who care about animals might be the most merciful thing.

  • Jag

    Jeff

    Does anybody know a food co-packer near Dallas for packing the food in cans/retorted containers for low-acid products?

    Jag

    J@MonikasKitchen:disqus 

  • Jag

    Jeff

    Does anybody know a food co-packer near Dallas for packing the food in cans/retorted containers for low-acid products?

    Jag

    J@MonikasKitchen:disqus 

  • Peggy

    I am responding to a women on your show today,  who was looking to buy African jewelry.  I live in Farmers Branch and sell African jewelry in support of women in Botswana, Africn who are adopting orphaned and vulnerable children whos parents have died.  Please see their website and then get in touch with me.  I have LOTS all colors and styles.  Beautiful work and not expensive.  The most expensive is $45 the least is $10.  Check the mothersforall.org site.  Thanks, Peggy

  • Peggy

    I am responding to a women on your show today,  who was looking to buy African jewelry.  I live in Farmers Branch and sell African jewelry in support of women in Botswana, Africn who are adopting orphaned and vulnerable children whos parents have died.  Please see their website and then get in touch with me.  I have LOTS all colors and styles.  Beautiful work and not expensive.  The most expensive is $45 the least is $10.  Check the mothersforall.org site.  Thanks, Peggy

  • http://www.facebook.com/samra.jones.bufkins Samra Jones Bufkins

    We found some old copper printing plates in our attic. They are pure copper, and quite heavy. We’re told they are more valuable as scrap metal than as printing memorabilia. Where would we sell them in the DFW area? We are in the Denton areal

    • http://www.facebook.com/samra.jones.bufkins Samra Jones Bufkins

      Many people called in to the show to suggest these had historical value. They don’t–they were for a corporate newsletter/magazine, and I’ve already checked on their historical value. I did give a couple to a graphic design teacher as examples to show his class, but want to get rid of the rest of them.

      • C Hays

          you
        can consign items like the printing plates at a local auction house.
        The one I frequent is Miles Autry Auctioneers in Garland. They have a
        website MilesAurtyAuctioneers.com,
        and many collectors and people with antique stores and shops attend
        these live auctions. If they are real treasures, the bidding will prove
        it.People there sometimes also bid just on metal value, and they will sell, one way or another.

        EBay is another outlet, although that will involve taking pictures, shipping, etc.

  • http://www.facebook.com/samra.jones.bufkins Samra Jones Bufkins

    We found some old copper printing plates in our attic. They are pure copper, and quite heavy. We’re told they are more valuable as scrap metal than as printing memorabilia. Where would we sell them in the DFW area? We are in the Denton areal

    • http://www.facebook.com/samra.jones.bufkins Samra Jones Bufkins

      Many people called in to the show to suggest these had historical value. They don’t–they were for a corporate newsletter/magazine, and I’ve already checked on their historical value. I did give a couple to a graphic design teacher as examples to show his class, but want to get rid of the rest of them.

      • C Hays

          you
        can consign items like the printing plates at a local auction house.
        The one I frequent is Miles Autry Auctioneers in Garland. They have a
        website MilesAurtyAuctioneers.com,
        and many collectors and people with antique stores and shops attend
        these live auctions. If they are real treasures, the bidding will prove
        it.People there sometimes also bid just on metal value, and they will sell, one way or another.

        EBay is another outlet, although that will involve taking pictures, shipping, etc.

  • Chrystal in Oak Cliff

    you can consign items like the printing plates at a local auction house. The one I frequent is Miles Autry Auctioneers in Garland. They have a website MilesAurtyAuctioneers.com, and many collectors and people with antique stores and shops attend these live auctions. If they are real treasures, the bidding will prove it.

    EBay is another outlet, although that will involve taking pictures, shipping, etc.

  • Chrystal in Oak Cliff

    you can consign items like the printing plates at a local auction house. The one I frequent is Miles Autry Auctioneers in Garland. They have a website MilesAurtyAuctioneers.com, and many collectors and people with antique stores and shops attend these live auctions. If they are real treasures, the bidding will prove it.

    EBay is another outlet, although that will involve taking pictures, shipping, etc.

  • Patricia

    I need to know if there is a store that sells filler for bean bag chairs-either shredded foam or the styrofoam beads.  I have found websites that sell them but the shipping is as much as the foam.

  • Patricia

    I need to know if there is a store that sells filler for bean bag chairs-either shredded foam or the styrofoam beads.  I have found websites that sell them but the shipping is as much as the foam.

  • Chrystal in Oak Cliff

     Agree! For anyone seeking a specific breed, the best resource is Petfinder.com.

    You can search your area, specifying age, breed, size, gender, and other characteristics you are seeking. All animals will come up that match, usually with pictures and descriptions, as well as contact information for the non-profit organization that is offering them for adoption. (Only 501-c3’s are allowed)

    I prefer mixes, for genetic stability. I found my two Irish Wolfhound mixes this way! It took many searches over some months to find the right fit. But Golden Retrievers and many other breeds are available easily, all the time.

  • Chrystal in Oak Cliff

     Cost of living has increased, but the wage base has not. I tend to tip 20%.

    If service is not good, talk to the manager or even the server about it. It may feel awkward, but it is better for them to know what they did wrong (so they may try to improve) than to just think you are a cheapskate.

  • Kristina Benson

    I heard the question about the Henna Tattoo, if anyone know the answer, I’ve been trying to find someone who does these for a while.   I’m not looking to have someone host a party (which is what I’m finding)  I just have a design I want and can’t find anyone who will do it for a reasonable fee.  

    • Titanium

      Call some Indian threading salons – they may offer henna tattoos, as well.

  • Kristina

    I heard the question about the Henna Tattoo, if anyone know the answer, I’ve been trying to find someone who does these for a while.   I’m not looking to have someone host a party (which is what I’m finding)  I just have a design I want and can’t find anyone who will do it for a reasonable fee.  

    • Titanium

      Call some Indian threading salons – they may offer henna tattoos, as well.

  • Parent of Scout

    My son is a boy scout.  He is working on his Communications Merit Badge.  He needs to attend a public meeting (city council, school board, debate) where several points of view are given on a single
    issue.  Plano City Council meetings always conflict with Monday scout meetings.  Where would we go to hear a debate?  High school debates are out.  They talk too fast for anyone to follow their arguments.

  • Parent of Scout

    My son is a boy scout.  He is working on his Communications Merit Badge.  He needs to attend a public meeting (city council, school board, debate) where several points of view are given on a single
    issue.  Plano City Council meetings always conflict with Monday scout meetings.  Where would we go to hear a debate?  High school debates are out.  They talk too fast for anyone to follow their arguments.

    • Jan @ SMU

      Dallas City Council meetings are on Wednesdays during the day.  (You could also check for City Council meetings in Richardson, Frisco, Addison, or other northern suburbs near Plano if you don’t want to drive too far.)  Also try asking your favourite search engine to look up County Commission meetings for Dallas (usually Tuesday mornings) or Collin counties, as well as School Board meetings for the Plano ISD.

  • Parent of Scout

    My son is a boy scout.  He is working on his Communications Merit Badge.  He needs to attend a public meeting (city council, school board, debate) where several points of view are given on a single
    issue.  Plano City Council meetings always conflict with Monday scout meetings.  Where would we go to hear a debate?  High school debates are out.  They talk too fast for anyone to follow their arguments.

  • Parent of Scout

    My son is a boy scout.  He is working on his Communications Merit Badge.  He needs to attend a public meeting (city council, school board, debate) where several points of view are given on a single
    issue.  Plano City Council meetings always conflict with Monday scout meetings.  Where would we go to hear a debate?  High school debates are out.  They talk too fast for anyone to follow their arguments.

  • Parent of Scout

    My son is a boy scout.  He is working on his Communications Merit Badge.  He needs to attend a public meeting (city council, school board, debate) where several points of view are given on a single
    issue.  Plano City Council meetings always conflict with Monday scout meetings.  Where would we go to hear a debate?  High school debates are out.  They talk too fast for anyone to follow their arguments.

    • Jan @ SMU

      Dallas City Council meetings are on Wednesdays during the day.  (You could also check for City Council meetings in Richardson, Frisco, Addison, or other northern suburbs near Plano if you don’t want to drive too far.)  Also try asking your favourite search engine to look up County Commission meetings for Dallas (usually Tuesday mornings) or Collin counties, as well as School Board meetings for the Plano ISD.

  • Aaron

    Anyone know where you can buy a Sunday New York Times near Cedar Creek Lake (Gun Barrel City/7-Points) w/o driving back near Dallas?  (Don’t want the iPad app)

  • Aaron

    Anyone know where you can buy a Sunday New York Times near Cedar Creek Lake (Gun Barrel City/7-Points) w/o driving back near Dallas?  (Don’t want the iPad app)

  • Jessica

    While driving, I sometimes see extremely reckless and dangerous drivers. I’ve seen motorcyclists racing each other or squeezing between two cars. I was almost hit once when I somehow got in the middle of what appeared to be an impromptu, diesel truck race between about a dozen trucks. I’ve also seen drivers that appear to be drunk, holding open cans of beer on my morning commute. My question is this: what can I do about it? Who do I call when I see other drivers putting others at risk? I called a local police station and was told, rather vaguely, that I could call 911 if I thought I needed to. I’d like a more definitive answer, if someone has one. Thanks!

    • Chrystal in Oak CLiff

       I always call 911, even about kids in the back of a pickup. They seem to appreciate the call….because they, not a local pd, get the calls when horrible accidents happen.

    • Lee

      Call 911, but realize that usually by the time the call gets dispatched, usually under a minute if a unit is available, a vehicle traveling 60 miles per hour is a mile down the road. Police are assigned geography into “Beats”. The call is given to the beat car, which may be on the far side of the beat, say two miles away, He would have to drive 120 miles per hour to be where the vehicle was when you called, Additionally, freeways in the Dallas Ft Worth are cross jurisdictions rapidly, thus causing the call to be handed off to another Police Dept. Also understand that most of what you are witnessing is a class c misdemeanor, thus lowering the priority when there are felony or violent crimes being called in at the same time. The best thing you can do is drive defensively, don’t get tied up in a road rage incident, and be a good witness. It it is a drunk driver, stay on the line with 911, follow at a safe distance and DO NOT speed or violate any other traffic laws to follow..

  • Jessica

    While driving, I sometimes see extremely reckless and dangerous drivers. I’ve seen motorcyclists racing each other or squeezing between two cars. I was almost hit once when I somehow got in the middle of what appeared to be an impromptu, diesel truck race between about a dozen trucks. I’ve also seen drivers that appear to be drunk, holding open cans of beer on my morning commute. My question is this: what can I do about it? Who do I call when I see other drivers putting others at risk? I called a local police station and was told, rather vaguely, that I could call 911 if I thought I needed to. I’d like a more definitive answer, if someone has one. Thanks!

    • Chrystal in Oak CLiff

       I always call 911, even about kids in the back of a pickup. They seem to appreciate the call….because they, not a local pd, get the calls when horrible accidents happen.

  • Anonymous

    To the lady who called in at the end of the show today (7/20), the little dust piles and ant-like bugs next to your baseboards STRONGLY hint at termites.  Get an inspection ASAP.

  • OldManAnalog

    To the lady who called in at the end of the show today (7/20), the little dust piles and ant-like bugs next to your baseboards STRONGLY hint at termites.  Get an inspection ASAP.

  • Pagonzo71

    Does anyone know where I can get clothes made in denton or dallas/fort worth area

    • Chrystal in Oak Cliff

       Many artisans post their hand made clothing on Etsy. You might be able to find some this way.

  • Pagonzo71

    Does anyone know where I can get clothes made in denton or dallas/fort worth area

    • Chrystal in Oak Cliff

       Many artisans post their hand made clothing on Etsy. You might be able to find some this way.

  • Adrienne

    Regarding intruders on the crepe myrtles: Organic landscape designer/lecturer – Lucy Harrell,T.C.N.P., recommends planting a large sunflower at the end of a row of crepe myrtles (but not too close).   They attract the bugs which becomes a buffet, of sorts, for the birds. This works for other areas of your garden as well.  Lucy recently moved outside of Houston, but still holds workshops in the DFW area. 

  • Adrienne

    Regarding intruders on the crepe myrtles: Organic landscape designer/lecturer – Lucy Harrell,T.C.N.P., recommends planting a large sunflower at the end of a row of crepe myrtles (but not too close).   They attract the bugs which becomes a buffet, of sorts, for the birds. This works for other areas of your garden as well.  Lucy recently moved outside of Houston, but still holds workshops in the DFW area. 

  • Adrienne

    Regarding intruders on the crepe myrtles: Organic landscape designer/lecturer – Lucy Harrell,T.C.N.P., recommends planting a large sunflower at the end of a row of crepe myrtles (but not too close).   They attract the bugs which becomes a buffet, of sorts, for the birds. This works for other areas of your garden as well.  Lucy recently moved outside of Houston, but still holds workshops in the DFW area. 

  • Adrienne

    Regarding intruders on the crepe myrtles: Organic landscape designer/lecturer – Lucy Harrell,T.C.N.P., recommends planting a large sunflower at the end of a row of crepe myrtles (but not too close).   They attract the bugs which becomes a buffet, of sorts, for the birds. This works for other areas of your garden as well.  Lucy recently moved outside of Houston, but still holds workshops in the DFW area. 

  • Chirocarlos

    MOSQUITOES: They seem to be horrible this year and my daughter is being eaten alive, even in her bedroom at night. Does anyone have a solution (preferably non-toxic) to this problem? How do I keep them away? I don’t have a body of stagnating water by my house, lots of oak trees but still…we simply dread going outside. Please help.
    Thanks,Carlos

    • C Hays

       1. Make sure grass and weeds are mowed.
      2. Even a tiny amount of water, like a dish or old tire can be a breeding ground. If someone has an automatic sprinkler, and a dish or flower pot holds water, that’s enough. Ask neighbors if they are having the same problems.
      3. I have heard you can spray a mix of water and lemon dish-washing soap on plants and trees and it discourages them but does not hurt plants
      4. Drinking apple cider vinegar is said to change your pH balance and discourage them somewhat.
      5. OFF helps. I’d be more worried about a deadly virus than chemicals this year.

  • Chirocarlos

    MOSQUITOES: They seem to be horrible this year and my daughter is being eaten alive, even in her bedroom at night. Does anyone have a solution (preferably non-toxic) to this problem? How do I keep them away? I don’t have a body of stagnating water by my house, lots of oak trees but still…we simply dread going outside. Please help.
    Thanks,Carlos

    • C Hays

       1. Make sure grass and weeds are mowed.
      2. Even a tiny amount of water, like a dish or old tire can be a breeding ground. If someone has an automatic sprinkler, and a dish or flower pot holds water, that’s enough. Ask neighbors if they are having the same problems.
      3. I have heard you can spray a mix of water and lemon dish-washing soap on plants and trees and it discourages them but does not hurt plants
      4. Drinking apple cider vinegar is said to change your pH balance and discourage them somewhat.
      5. OFF helps. I’d be more worried about a deadly virus than chemicals this year.

  • Mo-Ping

    You can find whole green coconuts in most Asian grocery stores, specifically Chinese, Vietnamese or Indian grocery stores. The large Asian supermarkets in Arlington, Richardson, Irving or Haltom City are your best bets. You can also try Mexican grocery stores like Fiesta or El Ranchito. If they don’t have them in the produce sections you might find them in the refrigerated or frozen food section.

  • Mo-Ping

    You can find whole green coconuts in most Asian grocery stores, specifically Chinese, Vietnamese or Indian grocery stores. The large Asian supermarkets in Arlington, Richardson, Irving or Haltom City are your best bets. You can also try Mexican grocery stores like Fiesta or El Ranchito. If they don’t have them in the produce sections you might find them in the refrigerated or frozen food section.

  • Lmaher

    I’m the filmmaker who called in to see if there were any people out there interested in investing in a horror that is incorporated to take advantage of the tax incentives brought on by the 4213 tax extenders bill.  Anyone have any leads?

    Thanks

    Lmaher@clawsthemovie.com

  • Lmaher

    I’m the filmmaker who called in to see if there were any people out there interested in investing in a horror that is incorporated to take advantage of the tax incentives brought on by the 4213 tax extenders bill.  Anyone have any leads?

    Thanks

    Lmaher@clawsthemovie.com

  • Imuturi@smu.edu

    Question. Where can I buy day old New York times newspapers?
    My local Starbucks said they throw them away and contractually cannot sell at lower price.
    Irene – Rowlett

  • Imuturi@smu.edu

    Question. Where can I buy day old New York times newspapers?
    My local Starbucks said they throw them away and contractually cannot sell at lower price.
    Irene – Rowlett

  • http://www.facebook.com/chrissy.hudman Chrissy Hudman

    Chrissy from Plano:

    I have two old 35 mm cameras from my mom and grandfather (at least 20 years
    old). Inside the camera when you take off the lens is a soft black foamy piece
    that is now deteriorating and is in the shot when I take pictures. I was
    wondering if anyone can point me in the direction of a shop that can replace
    it.

    • chicmagg

      try arlington camera. they are very friendly and have everything, and know everything!

  • http://www.facebook.com/chrissy.hudman Chrissy Hudman

    Chrissy from Plano:

    I have two old 35 mm cameras from my mom and grandfather (at least 20 years
    old). Inside the camera when you take off the lens is a soft black foamy piece
    that is now deteriorating and is in the shot when I take pictures. I was
    wondering if anyone can point me in the direction of a shop that can replace
    it.

    • chicmagg

      try arlington camera. they are very friendly and have everything, and know everything!

  • chicmagg

    hey there anything listeners!
    i asked about books with characters like MacGyver a few weeks back, and someone recommended Clive Cussler’s series on Dirk Pitt. i bought one, and really liked it, but it wasn’t exactly what i am looking for. i will continue reading the books by Cussler to get a better feel, though… i may be asking for too much, as maybe there is only one MacGyver (lol), but i am really hoping to find a character who can improvise with what is around them, who is perhaps a survivalist, and thinks quickly on their feet. mullet isn’t required! with the collective knowledge in the area, i am hoping to find what i am looking for.
    by the way, Jeff, you are great at what you do. thanks for everything man.

  • chicmagg

    hey there anything listeners!
    i asked about books with characters like MacGyver a few weeks back, and someone recommended Clive Cussler’s series on Dirk Pitt. i bought one, and really liked it, but it wasn’t exactly what i am looking for. i will continue reading the books by Cussler to get a better feel, though… i may be asking for too much, as maybe there is only one MacGyver (lol), but i am really hoping to find a character who can improvise with what is around them, who is perhaps a survivalist, and thinks quickly on their feet. mullet isn’t required! with the collective knowledge in the area, i am hoping to find what i am looking for.
    by the way, Jeff, you are great at what you do. thanks for everything man.

  • excessive eraser user

    I have finished manuscript and have sent several copies off to publishers and have received several letters stating they were not excepting submissions at this time. Does anyone know of a publishing company that is taking submissions?

    • C Hays

      There are thousands of publishing companies. You may want to research which smaller presses are publishing books in the same genre as yours. Also consider “publishing” online. There are also many online writing clubs and groups where writers discuss this topic. NANOWRIMO is something that might lead you in the right direction.

  • excessive eraser user

    I have finished manuscript and have sent several copies off to publishers and have received several letters stating they were not excepting submissions at this time. Does anyone know of a publishing company that is taking submissions?

    • C Hays

      There are thousands of publishing companies. You may want to research which smaller presses are publishing books in the same genre as yours. Also consider “publishing” online. There are also many online writing clubs and groups where writers discuss this topic. NANOWRIMO is something that might lead you in the right direction.

  • Paul

    Crystal’s question: Accutane is very effective for about 10 years against cystic acne, but will cause soft-membrane tissue and sun-sensitivity, i.e. dry nostrils and lips, during treatment period. Works better, more tolerant for men and hardy woman. There is risk of birth defects for women. Treating for general Rosacea, incorporating diet and lifestyle changes may achieve the results you’re looking and at lower cost than Accutane therapy. Accutane should be a last recourse when all else has failed.

  • Paul

    Crystal’s question: Accutane is very effective for about 10 years against cystic acne, but will cause soft-membrane tissue and sun-sensitivity, i.e. dry nostrils and lips, during treatment period. Works better, more tolerant for men and hardy woman. There is risk of birth defects for women. Treating for general Rosacea, incorporating diet and lifestyle changes may achieve the results you’re looking and at lower cost than Accutane therapy. Accutane should be a last recourse when all else has failed.

  • David Allen

    It’s totally up to the department. In Euless, where I work, they are changing the color scheme as new patrol cars are pruchased.

  • Diane B

    I would like to mat my photographs, but can’t find any classes on matting. Neither Michael’s or Hobby Lobby offer classes. Does anyone know of any classes in the area?

  • Diane B

    I would like to mat my photographs, but can’t find any classes on matting. Neither Michael’s or Hobby Lobby offer classes. Does anyone know of any classes in the area?

  • Elaine White

    I have a Sony cyber-shot hd DSC-HX200V camera. The online manual is not at all helpful on how to use all the functions. Is there a class or online tutorial for this camera. I’ve not had any success in my google searches.
    Thanks. Elaine

  • Elaine White

    I have a Sony cyber-shot hd DSC-HX200V camera. The online manual is not at all helpful on how to use all the functions. Is there a class or online tutorial for this camera. I’ve not had any success in my google searches.
    Thanks. Elaine

  • Elaine White

    I have a Sony cyber-shot hd DSC-HX200V camera. The online manual is not at all helpful on how to use all the functions. Is there a class or online tutorial for this camera. I’ve not had any success in my google searches.
    Thanks. Elaine

  • mariann grace

    Bakery in North Texas question: Empire Bakery, 5450 Lovers Lane Dallas. Simply the best!
    Mariann G.
    ma.grace247@gmail.com

  • mariann grace

    Bakery in North Texas question: Empire Bakery, 5450 Lovers Lane Dallas. Simply the best!
    Mariann G.
    ma.grace247@gmail.com

  • mariann grace

    Bakery in North Texas question: Empire Bakery, 5450 Lovers Lane Dallas. Simply the best!
    Mariann G.
    ma.grace247@gmail.com

  • mariann grace

    Bakery in North Texas question: Empire Bakery, 5450 Lovers Lane Dallas. Simply the best!
    Mariann G.
    ma.grace247@gmail.com

  • mariann grace

    Bakery in North Texas question: Empire Bakery, 5450 Lovers Lane Dallas. Simply the best!
    Mariann G.
    ma.grace247@gmail.com

  • mariann grace

    Bakery in North Texas question: Empire Bakery, 5450 Lovers Lane Dallas. Simply the best!
    Mariann G.
    ma.grace247@gmail.com

  • amanuel

    One of your litsners asked where pomgrante grows. I have seen it grow at over 7000′ feet in Africa.and I have in my back yard here in DFW metroplex.

  • GUS in Casa View

    AN ANSWER: A couple of weeks ago a caller asked where to hear folk music in Dallas.
    Uncle Calvin’s Coffee House (near 75 & Walnut Hill) is celebrating it’s 30th year of hosting acoustic folk music of all kinds. Also KNON radio (89,3 FM) has just started a one hour folk music show airing Tuesday mornings at 7a.m.

  • Jackie

    The Orange scarf on the Dallas Zoo giraffe sculpture was part of campaign to promote hunger awareness. See attached link from the Dallas Morning News. http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/2012/09/dallas-landmarks-turn-orange-for-north-texas-food-banks-hunger-action-month.html/

  • David

    Locust and Cicadas are not the same insect. Locust are related to grasshoppers and Cicadas are related to Leafhoppers.
    I was in South Texas over the summer, where. I saw and heard many Cicadas in the trees. Perhaps the Cicadas are out of season in the North Texas area.

  • mleveland

    We get our raw milk from Nors Dairy in Hillsboro

  • Amanda

    I am interested in offering handmade veil/beading services. What can I go or what can I do to get the work out about this?

  • ruth

    anyone know a park that still has a seesaw/ teetertotter in the dallas/forthworth area?

    • C Hays

      There is a park in the Lakewood area. It is on Lanewood, on the north side, west of Sunland. A small area, separated from a bigger park by a greenbelt, has swings, picnic tables, and a see saw.

  • sunil

    is there something similar to powerball exhibit in san antonio children’s museum, in and arround Dallas Metroplex.

  • David

    For the caller who asked about role playing games. Games Workshop in Frisco would be a great place to start.

  • David

    For the caller who asked about role playing games. Games Workshop in Frisco would be a great place to start.

  • http://www.facebook.com/seancito Sean Green

    Does a polling place representative have the right to ask me my party affiliation? Last time I voted for President, they asked, and the “Republicans,” and “Democrats” each voted in different sections. Is this allowable? Hmmmm.

  • http://www.facebook.com/seancito Sean Green

    Does a polling place representative have the right to ask me my party affiliation? Last time I voted for President, they asked, and the “Republicans,” and “Democrats” each voted in different sections. Is this allowable? Hmmmm.

  • Rachel R.

    Mike, I live in Arlington and think this might be what you are talking about… Here is the info from the MyRod website:

    6 pm – 10 pm Arlington, Texas
    Friday nights -Nostalgia Nights has moved to a new location at Albertsons, 301 SW Plaza, Arlington, Texas (NW corner of I-20 and Little Road). Sponsored by Classic Gas Motors. Listen to some old time classic tunes. Check out some really cool classic and muscle cars. Meet some nice folks. Food venues close by: Boston Market, Whataburger, Pizza, Hooters, Colters BBQ and more! Info: Cris Lofgren at cris@classicalgasmotors.com or 682-429-1010.

  • Rachel R.

    Is it just me? The podcast isn’t loading properly on Stitcher or the website here… I keep getting ‘Think’ which is cool, but I’ve already listened to it!

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for the heads-up. We’re working on getting this fixed right now.

  • Nathan Meyer

    For the caller last week who was looking to find local tabletop gaming groups: Checkout meetup.com for local gaming clubs where groups advertise. I would also suggest checking out the gaming/comic/book stores in Denton as it has a higher-than average gamer population due to the multiple colleges in town.

  • Jim Caldwell

    For the guy with the gun stock question, White Wing Weaponry in Denton, http://whitewingweaponry.net. They are a full gunsmith shop.

  • Jim Caldwell

    Gluten free baked goods: Local Oven, http://www.localoven.com, Midway @ Trinity Mills. Awesome stuff.

  • Henry Plange

    Hello! I asked a question 2 weeks ago on getting a wind up music box with custom music. Someone suggested Reuge but they’re a bit out of my price range. Does anyone know of any brick and mortar stores in the dfw metroplex, or any online stores that might make wind up music boxes with custom music (if i provide sheet music).

  • Henry Plange

    Hello! I asked a question 2 weeks ago on getting a wind up music box with custom music. Someone suggested Reuge but they’re a bit out of my price range. Does anyone know of any brick and mortar stores in the dfw metroplex, or any online stores that might make wind up music boxes with custom music (if i provide sheet music).

  • Anonymous

    Marynell Kaufman teaches ceramics at the Denton Senior Center and recently opened her own studio. Record Chronicle ran a large store on her two weeks ago. Lee Perew

  • Anonymous

    when do you post todays questions/answers?

    • Anonymous

      We don’t post the questions and answers online, but the podcast will be available in a few hours.

  • Anonymous

    when do you post todays questions/answers?

  • Anonymous

    when do you post todays questions/answers?

  • Anonymous

    when do you post todays questions/answers?

  • pepper.m.81@gmail.com

    I’m a new ukulele player (as in I
    have no idea how to play J ) and would love to
    find someone or groups of people interested in forming a music lesson group. I
    have had a hard time finding people who 1. Play the uke, 2. Aren’t charging
    CRAZY amounts for lessons 3. Have time for lessons. If anyone knows of uke
    groups, I’d love to know!
    Patricia

    • Titanium

      Patricia, I know a couple of people who play. Email me and I’ll put you in touch with them. rachelle dot hale at gmail dot com

  • http://www.facebook.com/seth.olson.92 Seth Michael Olson

    Half-Price Books usually just recycles things they don’t want, or they might pay you some if they are worth something.

  • Anonymous

    I have an answer for the gentleman looking for pickled walnuts. They sell them at Kroger on MacArthur Blvd. in Irving. You can find them in the deli area where the specialty cheeses are. Stores such as World Market or Market Street might have them as well.

  • Marguerite Edwards

    Could someone please tell me where you can get photos tranferred to state or granite in the Dallas area? Thanks

  • http://twitter.com/smurp smurp

    For the person who wanted good unbiased books about Mormonism, I highly recommend “No Man Knows My History” by Fawn Brodie. A very thoroughly researched, annotated and fascinating biography of Joseph Smith. Both authoritative and a ripping good read.

  • Alyson

    I believe the bridge in Fort Worth the man is asking about is the one that is being totally rebuilt. There is no viable detour, so they can only do the reconstruction piece by piece. Here is an article that might be useful. http://fortworthtexas.gov/SeventhStreetBridge/

  • Michael Shelby

    I have an answer to the caller yesterday who wanted to know about making Middle Eastern Dulmes. The grape leaves are available in any Middle Eastern retail store. They come in glass jars, but I don’t remember the brand name. As for the filling, use raw rice (needs to be washed and rinsed) add diced tomatoes and diced beef to the rice and any other seasoning for flavor (I personally like cumin and Goya Sazon which also gives the rice a wonderful tinge of orange) then roll your leaves. When you’ve made enough rolls place them in a cooking pot, cover it and boil until rice inside rolls is edible. For the meat, you can precook or place raw into the rice mix. It will steam so make sure to add water whenever the water level drops below the surface. Hope that helps.

  • Michael Shelby

    I have an answer to the caller yesterday who wanted to know about making Middle Eastern Dulmes. The grape leaves are available in any Middle Eastern retail store. They come in glass jars, but I don’t remember the brand name. As for the filling, use raw rice (needs to be washed and rinsed) add diced tomatoes and diced beef to the rice and any other seasoning for flavor (I personally like cumin and Goya Sazon which also gives the rice a wonderful tinge of orange) then roll your leaves. When you’ve made enough rolls place them in a cooking pot, cover it and boil until rice inside rolls is edible. For the meat, you can precook or place raw into the rice mix. It will steam so make sure to add water whenever the water level drops below the surface. Hope that helps.

  • Brian Bruderer

    In High School back around 1973 I remember reading a story in my English class that was about two bugs having a discussion about the sun. These two bugs only live for 6 hours and they were looking up at the sun and wondering if it was always in the sky. One bug argued that since watching they had seen the sun move in a straight line and if it kept going the sun would go below the horizon. The other bug argued that the sun probably did not always move in a straight line and that it certainly always stayed in the sky because he couldn’t imagine it ever not being in the sky.

    As I recall the story was written by Benjamin Franklin and was part of Poor Richard’s Almanac, but I have looked through Poor Richard’s Almanac and cannot find the story. Does anyone know the author of this story and where I can find it?

    Thanks,
    Brian Bruderer

    • C Hays

      You may want to see if you can locate the teacher, start with the school, or try to find some of your classmates. The school library might have traces. It may have been an excerpt from a longer work of some kind. Could also have been a translation from another language. A good teacher may have gone far to give you memorable stuff to read…and it worked. It reminds me of the Allegory of the Cave by Plato, in some ways.

  • Brian Bruderer

    In High School back around 1973 I remember reading a story in my English class that was about two bugs having a discussion about the sun. These two bugs only live for 6 hours and they were looking up at the sun and wondering if it was always in the sky. One bug argued that since watching they had seen the sun move in a straight line and if it kept going the sun would go below the horizon. The other bug argued that the sun probably did not always move in a straight line and that it certainly always stayed in the sky because he couldn’t imagine it ever not being in the sky.

    As I recall the story was written by Benjamin Franklin and was part of Poor Richard’s Almanac, but I have looked through Poor Richard’s Almanac and cannot find the story. Does anyone know the author of this story and where I can find it?

    Thanks,
    Brian Bruderer

    • C Hays

      You may want to see if you can locate the teacher, start with the school, or try to find some of your classmates. The school library might have traces. It may have been an excerpt from a longer work of some kind. Could also have been a translation from another language. A good teacher may have gone far to give you memorable stuff to read…and it worked. It reminds me of the Allegory of the Cave by Plato, in some ways.

  • Rose

    I’ve got a question about a bbc show i saw about 8-10yrs ago, it was a period drama set around 19th century england. The protagonist was a red-haired woman who was always running away. In one instance she found out she was closely related to her husband so she fled to prevent scandal. The next man she met had a wife who openly had affairs. I’m not sure if th show was a series, but it was reminiscent of ‘Vanity Fair’ or anything by Dickens. I’d appreciate any suggestions. Thanks

    • Becca McCarty

      That sounds like Moll Flanders although it’s set earlier than the 19th century. there was an American film version titled ‘Moll Flanders’ and a British ITV TV version titled ‘The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders’, both were originally released in 1996.

  • Rose

    I’ve got a question about a bbc show i saw about 8-10yrs ago, it was a period drama set around 19th century england. The protagonist was a red-haired woman who was always running away. In one instance she found out she was closely related to her husband so she fled to prevent scandal. The next man she met had a wife who openly had affairs. I’m not sure if th show was a series, but it was reminiscent of ‘Vanity Fair’ or anything by Dickens. I’d appreciate any suggestions. Thanks

    • Becca McCarty

      That sounds like Moll Flanders although it’s set earlier than the 19th century. there was an American film version titled ‘Moll Flanders’ and a British ITV TV version titled ‘The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders’, both were originally released in 1996.

  • C Hays

    Since fire ants are an invasive species, there is no reason to spare them. “In fact, the much gentler native Texas ants have almost been wiped out by fire ants. If you have the huge black or red kind, you might consider sparing them and be glad you don’t have fire ants.

  • C Hays

    You can also put them on Freecycle or free on Craigslist.
    These days, some decorators use them, but only the ones with a certain look….those from the 70’s and later usually get recycled. Some people use them in art and craft projects where many printed pages are needed.

  • Anonymous

    Lately on Fridays Anything you ever wanted to know, has not been airing. Has the time changed for its airing?

    • Anonymous

      We had a couple of Fridays off during the holidays. We’re still on Fridays at noon though.
      -Jeff

  • disqus_WO5G2yywnw

    Lately on Fridays Anything you ever wanted to know, has not been airing. Has the time changed for its airing?

    • jeffwhittington

      We had a couple of Fridays off during the holidays. We’re still on Fridays at noon though.
      -Jeff

  • http://www.facebook.com/larry.brautigam Larry Brautigam

    here’s an old one. maybe 10+ years ago KERA TV ran a tongue in cheek show about operas. encapsualting them into, ‘murder, incest, war, death, disease. snippets. was hilarious.
    it was a canadian? production. anyone remember it/have a link?

    thanx

  • Larry Brautigam

    here’s an old one. maybe 10+ years ago KERA TV ran a tongue in cheek show about operas. encapsualting them into, ‘murder, incest, war, death, disease. snippets. was hilarious.
    it was a canadian? production. anyone remember it/have a link?

    thanx

  • http://www.facebook.com/sara.luquire Sara Rachal Luquire

    Is there anywhere I can take classes on how to reupholster a couch? Or is there a place you can recommend that has cheaper prices but does a great job?

  • http://www.facebook.com/sara.luquire Sara Rachal Luquire

    Is there anywhere I can take classes on how to reupholster a couch? Or is there a place you can recommend that has cheaper prices but does a great job?

  • http://www.facebook.com/sara.luquire Sara Rachal Luquire

    Is there anywhere I can take classes on how to reupholster a couch? Or is there a place you can recommend that has cheaper prices but does a great job?

  • http://www.facebook.com/katy.rudolphy Katy Rudolphy

    Travellers: It’s a good idea to see if your bank participates in the Global ATM Alliance. Bank account holders can use foreign ATMs without any extra fees. If you are buying something but the card reader does not recognize your magnetic stripe credit card then you can always pay with cash or find a nearby ATM. This has helped me many times when travelling in the UK since I don’t have a chip and PIN card.

  • http://www.facebook.com/katy.rudolphy Katy Rudolphy

    Travellers: It’s a good idea to see if your bank participates in the Global ATM Alliance. Bank account holders can use foreign ATMs without any extra fees. If you are buying something but the card reader does not recognize your magnetic stripe credit card then you can always pay with cash or find a nearby ATM. This has helped me many times when travelling in the UK since I don’t have a chip and PIN card.

  • Mike Gillespie

    Italian language question – there is an Italian”meet-up”, where they speak Italian and talk about Italy, they meet at a restaurant. See http://www.meetup.com/italian-25/

  • Fernando Rivera

    The only Puer

    Puerto Rican Cafe Iin the metroplex . Iis Adobo in Irving 1313 Belt Line

    • http://www.facebook.com/amber.batista.3 Amber Batista

      That is true, there is jamician gates that does have Carribean food.

  • Fernando Rivera

    The only Puer

    Puerto Rican Cafe Iin the metroplex . Iis Adobo in Irving 1313 Belt Line

    • http://www.facebook.com/amber.batista.3 Amber Batista

      That is true, there is jamician gates that does have Carribean food.

  • Susan

    Is this the page Jeff Whittington keeps referring listeners to for Q&A? Is there a more organized and useful page for questions that I’m just missing? I’m not trying to be rude, I swear, surely I’m missing something. I think the same two year old question has been on the top of the comments when I was last here about eight months ago, and I keep hearing Jeff say they’re trying to steer people to the Q&A page but it’s hard to search or find anything on this page as it is. I do see newer comments and questions mixed in with the really old ones, but jeez, do people have to go through and read all 238 comments? Please tell me I’m missing the real page. THANKS!

  • Susan

    Is this the page Jeff Whittington keeps referring listeners to for Q&A? Is there a more organized and useful page for questions that I’m just missing? I’m not trying to be rude, I swear, surely I’m missing something. I think the same two year old question has been on the top of the comments when I was last here about eight months ago, and I keep hearing Jeff say they’re trying to steer people to the Q&A page but it’s hard to search or find anything on this page as it is. I do see newer comments and questions mixed in with the really old ones, but jeez, do people have to go through and read all 238 comments? Please tell me I’m missing the real page. THANKS!

  • Adrian

    My father past away in May 2012 there are several medical bills that
    remain with a balance (after Insurance and medicare). Is my mother
    responsible for paying these?

  • Adrian in Cedar Hill

    My father past away in May 2012 there are several medical bills that
    remain with a balance (after Insurance and medicare). Is my mother
    responsible for paying these?

  • Jackie Boyer

    Regarding the quilting question asked on 2/22. Try Dallas Modern Quilt Guild http://dallasmodernquiltguild.blogspot.com/ they just met at 1/2 price books on NW Hwy the other day and many of them teach classes. You can also get one on one training with Deborah Lane Quilting http://dlquilts.com/ she’s great but is Arlington, conveniently located right off 30 and Ballpark Way though.
    Good Luck

  • Jackie Boyer

    Regarding the quilting question asked on 2/22. Try Dallas Modern Quilt Guild http://dallasmodernquiltguild.blogspot.com/ they just met at 1/2 price books on NW Hwy the other day and many of them teach classes. You can also get one on one training with Deborah Lane Quilting http://dlquilts.com/ she’s great but is Arlington, conveniently located right off 30 and Ballpark Way though.
    Good Luck

  • Jason

    from the 3-1-13 show – does anyone know where in the metroplex to find kaffir limes? (the actual limes, not the leaves)

  • Jason

    from the 3-1-13 show – does anyone know where in the metroplex to find kaffir limes? (the actual limes, not the leaves)

  • SueK

    Any recommendations for companies that provide affordable video transfer? I’m trying to transfer about 30 hours of home movies from 8mm video cassettes and miniDV cassettes to DVD. Any info you can provide on about how much this will cost would be appreciated too. Are there any places where you can do it yourself using a company’s equipment? Would that save me money? I live near DFW airport, but will travel throughout DFW area for the right price. Thanks.

    • Titanium

      Call Blue Candle Computer in Colleyville: 817-498-2339. If they can’t do the transfer, they can probably recommend someone who can.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Saraki Sara Anderson

      Try this place in Richardson (U Edit Video)

      http://www.ueditvideo.com/site2009/index_2.html

  • SueK

    Any recommendations for companies that provide affordable video transfer? I’m trying to transfer about 30 hours of home movies from 8mm video cassettes and miniDV cassettes to DVD. Any info you can provide on about how much this will cost would be appreciated too. Are there any places where you can do it yourself using a company’s equipment? Would that save me money? I live near DFW airport, but will travel throughout DFW area for the right price. Thanks.

  • SueK

    Any recommendations for companies that provide affordable video transfer? I’m trying to transfer about 30 hours of home movies from 8mm video cassettes and miniDV cassettes to DVD. Any info you can provide on about how much this will cost would be appreciated too. Are there any places where you can do it yourself using a company’s equipment? Would that save me money? I live near DFW airport, but will travel throughout DFW area for the right price. Thanks.

  • SueK

    Any recommendations for companies that provide affordable video transfer? I’m trying to transfer about 30 hours of home movies from 8mm video cassettes and miniDV cassettes to DVD. Any info you can provide on about how much this will cost would be appreciated too. Are there any places where you can do it yourself using a company’s equipment? Would that save me money? I live near DFW airport, but will travel throughout DFW area for the right price. Thanks.

  • SueK

    Any recommendations for companies that provide affordable video transfer? I’m trying to transfer about 30 hours of home movies from 8mm video cassettes and miniDV cassettes to DVD. Any info you can provide on about how much this will cost would be appreciated too. Are there any places where you can do it yourself using a company’s equipment? Would that save me money? I live near DFW airport, but will travel throughout DFW area for the right price. Thanks.

  • SueK

    Any recommendations for companies that provide affordable video transfer? I’m trying to transfer about 30 hours of home movies from 8mm video cassettes and miniDV cassettes to DVD. Any info you can provide on about how much this will cost would be appreciated too. Are there any places where you can do it yourself using a company’s equipment? Would that save me money? I live near DFW airport, but will travel throughout DFW area for the right price. Thanks.

  • SueK

    Any recommendations for companies that provide affordable video transfer? I’m trying to transfer about 30 hours of home movies from 8mm video cassettes and miniDV cassettes to DVD. Any info you can provide on about how much this will cost would be appreciated too. Are there any places where you can do it yourself using a company’s equipment? Would that save me money? I live near DFW airport, but will travel throughout DFW area for the right price. Thanks.

    • Titanium

      Call Blue Candle Computer in Colleyville: 817-498-2339. If they can’t do the transfer, they can probably recommend someone who can.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Saraki Sara Anderson

      Try this place in Richardson (U Edit Video)

      http://www.ueditvideo.com/site2009/index_2.html

  • Melia

    I submitted a question earlier in today’s segment, but it has not been answered. Does anyone know where I can download the Remembering Van Cliburn Art & Seek segment that aired last Saturday. I caught part of it, but would love to hear it in its entirety. Thanks!

  • Christine Beatty

    SMU has summer handwriting classes. They have classes in Plano and Dallas. I recommend them.

  • Christine Beatty

    SMU has summer handwriting classes. They have classes in Plano and Dallas. I recommend them.

  • David R Bates

    On 3/8/13 someone was having a problem in an apartment complex with mice
    And/or squirrels and no help from management. That is a health risk and they can
    Call the Health Dept. & file a complaint. Management may not be concerned but the
    Owners will be since the complex may be closed if they do not comply with Health Dept.
    Requirements on vermin control.

  • David R Bates

    On 3/8/13 someone was having a problem in an apartment complex with mice
    And/or squirrels and no help from management. That is a health risk and they can
    Call the Health Dept. & file a complaint. Management may not be concerned but the
    Owners will be since the complex may be closed if they do not comply with Health Dept.
    Requirements on vermin control.

  • Titanium

    Is there a place to find the freight train schedules for Dallas, specifically the ones that go through Carrollton and Farmers Branch? I cross them every day going to and from work, and I’d love to know when I need to take an alternate route to avoid being caught by a train.

  • Titanium

    Is there a place to find the freight train schedules for Dallas, specifically the ones that go through Carrollton and Farmers Branch? I cross them every day going to and from work, and I’d love to know when I need to take an alternate route to avoid being caught by a train.

  • Titanium

    Give them to your local library!

  • http://twitter.com/Martysdad Nick Conkling

    I’m hoping that someone might be able to help me find the title of a book that I read as a kid back in the early-to-mid 70’s. It was a Sci-Fi story that had the following plot line:

    A kid’s dad is working on some secret project in a Govt Lab when whole blocks of the city begin to disappear. It is quickly determined that this is not the work of the Govt Lab, but from a mysterious force from another dimension. In some series of events, the kid eventually ends up in the other dimension and discovers that the work his dad is doing is causing major catastrophic disasters in that alternate universe. In an attempt to stop the disasters, the folks from the other dimension were trying to capture the source of the disruptions by trying to “beam” the Govt Lab over to their side, but their aim
    wasn’t very accurate. In the end, the kid returns home; notifies his dad of the issue; the lab stops the secret project and all live happily ever after.

    The real twist to the story is in the final paragraphs when the kid’s dad asks what it was like in the alternate universe. The kid replied that it was basically the same as their world, except that in the alternate universe the Americans actually won their war of
    independence from England.

    I’ve been looking on the internet for months to find the title of this book, but have not had any success. I hope someone out there in the KERA websphere will have the answer or maybe a couple of clues that I can key off of.

    Thanks,
    Nick in Mesquite

  • http://www.facebook.com/kemiim.megahan Kemiim Megahan

    Caller wanted to know where to get 1901 memorabilia appraised; missed the name of the dealer (Austin Heritage???). Why not post it on your website, that you may want to consider starting. It could be a FAQ page. Thanks!!!

    • Anonymous

      Good idea Kemiim. The suggestion we’ve had before for this kind of thing is Heritage Auction Galleries.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kemiim.megahan Kemiim Megahan

    Caller wanted to know where to get 1901 memorabilia appraised; missed the name of the dealer (Austin Heritage???). Why not post it on your website, that you may want to consider starting. It could be a FAQ page. Thanks!!!

  • kemiim

    Caller wanted to know where to get 1901 memorabilia appraised; missed the name of the dealer (Austin Heritage???). Why not post it on your website, that you may want to consider starting. It could be a FAQ page. Thanks!!!

    • jeffwhittington

      Good idea Kemiim. The suggestion we’ve had before for this kind of thing is Heritage Auction Galleries.

  • Chris

    I’m looking for a few places to buy pork shoulders/boston butt roasts, etc other than Central Market. CM typically prices theirs around $2.50-4/lb and I’m positive that better prices exist in the metroplex, but my local Kroger, etc, is letting me down.

    Does anybody know where I could grab one that is more attractively priced?

  • Chris

    I’m looking for a few places to buy pork shoulders/boston butt roasts, etc other than Central Market. CM typically prices theirs around $2.50-4/lb and I’m positive that better prices exist in the metroplex, but my local Kroger, etc, is letting me down.

    Does anybody know where I could grab one that is more attractively priced?

  • http://www.facebook.com/lori.plamondon.1 Lori Plamondon

    Indoor swim lessons ….www.fortworthswimschool.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/lori.plamondon.1 Lori Plamondon

    Indoor swim lessons ….www.fortworthswimschool.com

  • Dennis

    on most hiways federal law requires truckers to turn on the hazard lights for whatever reason when their speed is below 40 mph and the speed limit is above 40 mph or in the presence of an emergency. most truckers also drive personal vehicles so my bet is the driver using the flashers is adhering to trucker rules

  • Dennis

    on most hiways federal law requires truckers to turn on the hazard lights for whatever reason when their speed is below 40 mph and the speed limit is above 40 mph or in the presence of an emergency. most truckers also drive personal vehicles so my bet is the driver using the flashers is adhering to trucker rules

  • donna

    on friday’s show (4/5/13)some one mentioned that they were paid to have pine trees removed from their property. i have about 50 trees and would like them removed. of course, i’d rather be paid rather than have to pay. i’d like more info on this.

  • donna

    on friday’s show (4/5/13)some one mentioned that they were paid to have pine trees removed from their property. i have about 50 trees and would like them removed. of course, i’d rather be paid rather than have to pay. i’d like more info on this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/hijack106 Jack Twohig

    hot water makes higher pitch because the hot water has less mass per unit volume

  • http://www.facebook.com/hijack106 Jack Twohig

    hot water makes higher pitch because the hot water has less mass per unit volume

  • http://www.facebook.com/hijack106 Jack Twohig

    hot water makes higher pitch because the hot water has less mass per unit volume

  • Merla

    Tell the lady looking for a kiln for pottery/ceramic sculpture to contact marynellscraftattack.com or call Marynell at 940-390-1140. She has a craft studio in Denton specializing in pottery and ceramics and currently has 3 kilns set up for firing. She also sells glazes and underglazes and has contacts with companies if she needs a large amount of a specific kind or color of glaze.

  • Merla

    Tell the lady looking for a kiln for pottery/ceramic sculpture to contact marynellscraftattack.com or call Marynell at 940-390-1140. She has a craft studio in Denton specializing in pottery and ceramics and currently has 3 kilns set up for firing. She also sells glazes and underglazes and has contacts with companies if she needs a large amount of a specific kind or color of glaze.

  • Merla

    I was reading about the comments about wait staff pay and about talking to the manager or wait person if the service is not good. I try to remember to also speak to the manager if the service is really good. I “complain” about the person doing such a good job that they cost me money because I just have to leave an extra amount for the tip! Managers and servers also need to know what they are doing right!

  • Merla

    I was reading about the comments about wait staff pay and about talking to the manager or wait person if the service is not good. I try to remember to also speak to the manager if the service is really good. I “complain” about the person doing such a good job that they cost me money because I just have to leave an extra amount for the tip! Managers and servers also need to know what they are doing right!

  • http://www.facebook.com/hijack106 Jack Twohig

    hot water : “colder the water the fewer the bubbles” that’s why hotter (thinner) water has more bubbles and equals less mass per unit volume

  • http://www.facebook.com/hijack106 Jack Twohig

    hot water : “colder the water the fewer the bubbles” that’s why hotter (thinner) water has more bubbles and equals less mass per unit volume

  • Jesse

    I have been to Cuba twice; via Cancun the first time and via Mexico City the second time. You can request that Cuban immigration NOT stamp your passport and they usually will oblige. You must clear customs in Mexico twice and that is the only thing that will cause any trouble. If you have a new “chipped” passport, US immigration will possibly be alerted, but they are generally not looking for Cuban tourists. Keep a low profile and do not use a US credit card. You may contact via email if you want further info.

  • Jesse

    I have been to Cuba twice; via Cancun the first time and via Mexico City the second time. You can request that Cuban immigration NOT stamp your passport and they usually will oblige. You must clear customs in Mexico twice and that is the only thing that will cause any trouble. If you have a new “chipped” passport, US immigration will possibly be alerted, but they are generally not looking for Cuban tourists. Keep a low profile and do not use a US credit card. You may contact via email if you want further info.

  • nathan7500@yahoo.com

    my shower glass door has a little crack, I am wandering where can I find used shower glass door?

  • nathan7500@yahoo.com

    my shower glass door has a little crack, I am wandering where can I find used shower glass door?

  • http://www.facebook.com/Texascat71 Cat Baker

    Does anyone have any idea what the Red house-shaped signs that say “What is the shortest way home?” that have suddenly appeared all over Fort Worth in the past week?

  • http://www.facebook.com/Texascat71 Cat Baker

    Does anyone have any idea what the Red house-shaped signs that say “What is the shortest way home?” that have suddenly appeared all over Fort Worth in the past week?

  • http://www.facebook.com/doshavancedotcom Dosha Vance

    I live in Rockwall, and 2 of my kids take private strings lessons (violin and cello) from Mrs. Tracy Davis, who is also the Director of the Rockwall ISD orchestra. She can be contacted through the Rockwall ISD school website, http://www.rockwallisd.com. If she doesn’t teach harp, she will be able to refer you to someone who does.

  • http://www.facebook.com/doshavancedotcom Dosha Vance

    I live in Rockwall, and 2 of my kids take private strings lessons (violin and cello) from Mrs. Tracy Davis, who is also the Director of the Rockwall ISD orchestra. She can be contacted through the Rockwall ISD school website, http://www.rockwallisd.com. If she doesn’t teach harp, she will be able to refer you to someone who does.

  • http://twitter.com/InfoWarrior0 InfoWarrior0

    Ok so I have a quick question. I am from Arkansas and I always purchased Bryan hotdogs but since I moved to texas I haven’t been able to find them. Is there anywhere I can buy Red Bryan Weiners (Hotdogs) in North Texas DFW area? :) Thanks in advance!

  • http://twitter.com/InfoWarrior0 InfoWarrior0

    Ok so I have a quick question. I am from Arkansas and I always purchased Bryan hotdogs but since I moved to texas I haven’t been able to find them. Is there anywhere I can buy Red Bryan Weiners (Hotdogs) in North Texas DFW area? :) Thanks in advance!

  • Tyler

    I am with an organization that is holding an event to help raise money/donations for The Samaritan Inn (homeless shelter) located in Mckinney. In order to do so we need to obtain some free cardboard boxes and preferably large cardboard boxes. Does anyone know somewhere that we could get those?

    • Uncle Steve

      Half Price Books gets huge numbers of boxes as a part of their book buy back program. Otherwise, check with local supermarkets. It may be necessary to go there in the wee hours of the morning as that is when they do a lot of their stocking up.

  • Tyler

    I am with an organization that is holding an event to help raise money/donations for The Samaritan Inn (homeless shelter) located in Mckinney. In order to do so we need to obtain some free cardboard boxes and preferably large cardboard boxes. Does anyone know somewhere that we could get those?

    • Uncle Steve

      Half Price Books gets huge numbers of boxes as a part of their book buy back program. Otherwise, check with local supermarkets. It may be necessary to go there in the wee hours of the morning as that is when they do a lot of their stocking up.

  • Dixon Bünger

    A defense readiness condition (DEFCON) is an alert posture used by the United States Armed Forces.[1] The DEFCON system was developed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff and unified and specified combatant commands.[2] It prescribes five graduated levels of readiness (or states of alert) for the U.S. military, and increase in severity from DEFCON 5 (least severe) to DEFCON 1 (most severe) to match varying military situations.[1]

  • Dixon Bünger

    A defense readiness condition (DEFCON) is an alert posture used by the United States Armed Forces.[1] The DEFCON system was developed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff and unified and specified combatant commands.[2] It prescribes five graduated levels of readiness (or states of alert) for the U.S. military, and increase in severity from DEFCON 5 (least severe) to DEFCON 1 (most severe) to match varying military situations.[1]

  • Dixon Bünger

    A defense readiness condition (DEFCON) is an alert posture used by the United States Armed Forces.[1] The DEFCON system was developed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff and unified and specified combatant commands.[2] It prescribes five graduated levels of readiness (or states of alert) for the U.S. military, and increase in severity from DEFCON 5 (least severe) to DEFCON 1 (most severe) to match varying military situations.[1]

  • SB

    Can you help me locate a place that offers authentic Korean Red Ginseng in Plano area? Thanks

  • SB

    Can you help me locate a place that offers authentic Korean Red Ginseng in Plano area? Thanks

  • http://www.facebook.com/teresa.j.mayfield Teresa Jegelewicz Mayfield

    With regard to horned lizard transport. Texas Parks and Wildlife states:

    “RegulationsTPWD regulations prohibit the taking, possession, transportation, or sale of any of the animal species designated by state law as endangered or threatened without the issuance of a permit. State laws and regulations prohibit commerce in threatened and endangered plants and the collection of listed plant species from public land without a permit issued by TPWD.” http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/wild/wildlife_diversity/texas_rare_species/txendangered/

    The horned lizard Phrynosoma cornutum is listed as threatened in Texas http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/wild/species/thlizard/ and so no one should posses or transport one without an appropriate permit.

  • http://www.facebook.com/teresa.j.mayfield Teresa Jegelewicz Mayfield

    With regard to horned lizard transport. Texas Parks and Wildlife states:

    “RegulationsTPWD regulations prohibit the taking, possession, transportation, or sale of any of the animal species designated by state law as endangered or threatened without the issuance of a permit. State laws and regulations prohibit commerce in threatened and endangered plants and the collection of listed plant species from public land without a permit issued by TPWD.” http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/wild/wildlife_diversity/texas_rare_species/txendangered/

    The horned lizard Phrynosoma cornutum is listed as threatened in Texas http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/wild/species/thlizard/ and so no one should posses or transport one without an appropriate permit.

  • Barry

    Tell the fellow that has windows painted shut to use a heat gun and a stiff 1″ putty knife to melt and scrape the old paint off. There is a special window glaciers knife that works best.

  • Barry

    Tell the fellow that has windows painted shut to use a heat gun and a stiff 1″ putty knife to melt and scrape the old paint off. There is a special window glaciers knife that works best.

  • Barry

    Tell the fellow that has windows painted shut to use a heat gun and a stiff 1″ putty knife to melt and scrape the old paint off. There is a special window glaciers knife that works best.

  • http://www.facebook.com/wriggs13 Wesley Riggs

    I’d like to know about the current state of police scanners. I had an uncle who had one going for years and we used to sell scanners and frequency lists at Radio Shack. I always did like to know what is happening in my community.

    1. Is there anything to hear or have police and fire units gone to encrypted systems?

    2. Is it still legal to listen in?

    3. Are scanners still available?

  • modernman666

    I’d like to know about the current state of police scanners. I had an uncle who had one going for years and we used to sell scanners and frequency lists at Radio Shack. I always did like to know what is happening in my community.

    1. Is there anything to hear or have police and fire units gone to encrypted systems?

    2. Is it still legal to listen in?

    3. Are scanners still available?

  • Becca McCarty

    Sherlock is supposed to air this fall but that isn’t firm. They started filming in March and IMDB lists the air date for the first of three episodes as September 15, 2013. However Martin Freeman, who plays Watson, said recently that he thought the first episode would air in December or January. The good news is they have signed up to do a season four of Sherlock, or series four as the Brits call it.

  • Becca McCarty

    Sherlock is supposed to air this fall but that isn’t firm. They started filming in March and IMDB lists the air date for the first of three episodes as September 15, 2013. However Martin Freeman, who plays Watson, said recently that he thought the first episode would air in December or January. The good news is they have signed up to do a season four of Sherlock, or series four as the Brits call it.

  • James Art Exum

    I may be confusing “World Cafe” and “Accoustic Cafe”, but the intro music (for one of them) is written and performed by Ani DiFranco, just for the show. The peice I’m thinking of is performed on accoustic guitar.

  • James Art Exum

    I may be confusing “World Cafe” and “Accoustic Cafe”, but the intro music (for one of them) is written and performed by Ani DiFranco, just for the show. The peice I’m thinking of is performed on accoustic guitar.

  • Connie Parchman

    I’m thinking of of putting up an outdoor antenna but am concerned about it being a draw for lightning. I live in a wooded area with 80-100 foot trees located about fifty feet in every direction. I have lost several pieces of equipment because lightning has hit the trees and then traveled through the ground to the house so don’t want to make matters worse as I live in an area that gets a lot of severe storms. So my question is, which would the lightning most likely hit first, the trees or a metal antenna?
    Connie

  • Connie Parchman

    I’m thinking of of putting up an outdoor antenna but am concerned about it being a draw for lightning. I live in a wooded area with 80-100 foot trees located about fifty feet in every direction. I have lost several pieces of equipment because lightning has hit the trees and then traveled through the ground to the house so don’t want to make matters worse as I live in an area that gets a lot of severe storms. So my question is, which would the lightning most likely hit first, the trees or a metal antenna?
    Connie

  • Alyson

    House of Blades is a great place to get things sharpened in Fort Worth.

    http://store-4a444.mybigcommerce.com/sharpening-info/

  • Alyson

    House of Blades is a great place to get things sharpened in Fort Worth.

    http://store-4a444.mybigcommerce.com/sharpening-info/

  • Stephen Raynor

    Have to get a new air conditioner system, compressor and air handler. Trying to get a SEER 14 or SEER 16 rated system.

    Lenox rep says Trane is now made by the Chinese so it’s not as good. Looks like other companies products are made in Korea.

    Maytag is little known but seems to get high ratings.

    What is the best bang for the buck for a 3 or 3.5 ton system.

    My Trane lasted 25 years but had a hard time keeping things cool in 100 degree weather.

  • Stephen Raynor

    Have to get a new air conditioner system, compressor and air handler. Trying to get a SEER 14 or SEER 16 rated system.

    Lenox rep says Trane is now made by the Chinese so it’s not as good. Looks like other companies products are made in Korea.

    Maytag is little known but seems to get high ratings.

    What is the best bang for the buck for a 3 or 3.5 ton system.

    My Trane lasted 25 years but had a hard time keeping things cool in 100 degree weather.

  • Mike

    I bought a silk screen print of a crane by Landers # 16 of 1000 with the date 1987 I can not find anything about the artist. Anyone ?

  • Mike

    I bought a silk screen print of a crane by Landers # 16 of 1000 with the date 1987 I can not find anything about the artist. Anyone ?

  • Marshall Randazzo

    Hey Dallas/Fort Worth,
    I’m interested in finding someone to apprentice under as a gunsmith here in N. Texas Does anyone know of a place I should get in contact with? Or of any training/trade school that I might be able to get experience? Thanks for your help!
    Marshall

  • Marshall

    Hey Dallas/Fort Worth,
    I’m interested in finding someone to apprentice under as a gunsmith here in N. Texas Does anyone know of a place I should get in contact with? Or of any training/trade school that I might be able to get experience? Thanks for your help!
    Marshall

  • Fred

    The conifer tree that someone asked about today is a bald cypress.

  • Fred

    The conifer tree that someone asked about today is a bald cypress.

  • Linda

    Does anyone know where I could sell or donate old books written in German? Some have copyrights in the 1800s.

  • Linda

    Does anyone know where I could sell or donate old books written in German? Some have copyrights in the 1800s.

  • Nathan

    Re: Copyright

    As an aside, copyrighting a single composition incurs the same fee as copyrighting a “body of works”…good info for any budding songwriters looking to register their music. If you have multiple compositions, save some $$ and publish them together as a “body of works”.

  • Nathan

    Re: Copyright

    As an aside, copyrighting a single composition incurs the same fee as copyrighting a “body of works”…good info for any budding songwriters looking to register their music. If you have multiple compositions, save some $$ and publish them together as a “body of works”.

  • Peter Darrouzet

    Where is a good place in the DFW areas that I can sell my stamp collection? I know that it is a very good collection but I don’t know enough about it to not be ripped off… Any suggested and trusted places I should go?

  • Peter Darrouzet

    Where is a good place in the DFW areas that I can sell my stamp collection? I know that it is a very good collection but I don’t know enough about it to not be ripped off… Any suggested and trusted places I should go?

  • Denise W. Lane

    Is there a woodwork shop or garage in Dallas or North Texas where you can rent space and tools?

  • Denise W. Lane

    Is there a woodwork shop or garage in Dallas or North Texas where you can rent space and tools?

  • Steven E

    I am looking for a Dallas/Plano bike shop that will help me sell on consignment a custom hybrid Mountain-Bike/Cruiser bicycle. I find most shops won’t even look at it unless I am trading in. The bike is perfect for the White Rock Lake area. Any ideas?

  • Steven E

    I am looking for a Dallas/Plano bike shop that will help me sell on consignment a custom hybrid Mountain-Bike/Cruiser bicycle. I find most shops won’t even look at it unless I am trading in. The bike is perfect for the White Rock Lake area. Any ideas?

  • Rosangela

    Great show as always! I was super exited when you mention the company I work for Customer Credit Counseling of Greater Dallas http://www.cccs.net and then read my email.

  • Brad Bederman

    Answer for the lady who wants to avoid Probate Court and lawyers –

    The Dallas Bar Association offers a Lawyer Referral Service for any kind of lawyer that is a member of the Bar Association. They enable you to meet with the lawyer of your choice for 30 minutes for only $20 without any other commitment, Most lawyers will answer your question within the 30 minutes. It is not free but $20 is an inexpensive way to get an authoritative answer. Call 214-220-7444.

    My Question – I have worked as as sernior technical recruiter in Dallas for about 19 years. I am now seeking a new position as a Contract Recruiter, Corporate Recruiter or as an Agency Recruiter. Does anyone have a suitable opening?

  • Brad Bederman

    Answer for the lady who wants to avoid Probate Court and lawyers –

    The Dallas Bar Association offers a Lawyer Referral Service for any kind of lawyer that is a member of the Bar Association. They enable you to meet with the lawyer of your choice for 30 minutes for only $20 without any other commitment, Most lawyers will answer your question within the 30 minutes. It is not free but $20 is an inexpensive way to get an authoritative answer. Call 214-220-7444.

    My Question – I have worked as as sernior technical recruiter in Dallas for about 19 years. I am now seeking a new position as a Contract Recruiter, Corporate Recruiter or as an Agency Recruiter. Does anyone have a suitable opening?

  • Brad Bederman

    Answer for the lady who wants to avoid Probate Court and lawyers –

    The Dallas Bar Association offers a Lawyer Referral Service for any kind of lawyer that is a member of the Bar Association. They enable you to meet with the lawyer of your choice for 30 minutes for only $20 without any other commitment, Most lawyers will answer your question within the 30 minutes. It is not free but $20 is an inexpensive way to get an authoritative answer. Call 214-220-7444.

    My Question – I have worked as as sernior technical recruiter in Dallas for about 19 years. I am now seeking a new position as a Contract Recruiter, Corporate Recruiter or as an Agency Recruiter. Does anyone have a suitable opening?

  • Brad Bederman

    Answer for the lady who wants to avoid Probate Court and lawyers –

    The Dallas Bar Association offers a Lawyer Referral Service for any kind of lawyer that is a member of the Bar Association. They enable you to meet with the lawyer of your choice for 30 minutes for only $20 without any other commitment, Most lawyers will answer your question within the 30 minutes. It is not free but $20 is an inexpensive way to get an authoritative answer. Call 214-220-7444.

    My Question – I have worked as as sernior technical recruiter in Dallas for about 19 years. I am now seeking a new position as a Contract Recruiter, Corporate Recruiter or as an Agency Recruiter. Does anyone have a suitable opening?

  • Brad Bederman

    Answer for the lady who wants to avoid Probate Court and lawyers –

    The Dallas Bar Association offers a Lawyer Referral Service for any kind of lawyer that is a member of the Bar Association. They enable you to meet with the lawyer of your choice for 30 minutes for only $20 without any other commitment, Most lawyers will answer your question within the 30 minutes. It is not free but $20 is an inexpensive way to get an authoritative answer. Call 214-220-7444.

    My Question – I have worked as as sernior technical recruiter in Dallas for about 19 years. I am now seeking a new position as a Contract Recruiter, Corporate Recruiter or as an Agency Recruiter. Does anyone have a suitable opening?

  • Brad Bederman

    Answer for the lady who wants to avoid Probate Court and lawyers –

    The Dallas Bar Association offers a Lawyer Referral Service for any kind of lawyer that is a member of the Bar Association. They enable you to meet with the lawyer of your choice for 30 minutes for only $20 without any other commitment, Most lawyers will answer your question within the 30 minutes. It is not free but $20 is an inexpensive way to get an authoritative answer. Call 214-220-7444.

    My Question – I have worked as as sernior technical recruiter in Dallas for about 19 years. I am now seeking a new position as a Contract Recruiter, Corporate Recruiter or as an Agency Recruiter. Does anyone have a suitable opening?

  • Brad Bederman

    Answer for the lady who wants to avoid Probate Court and lawyers –

    The Dallas Bar Association offers a Lawyer Referral Service for any kind of lawyer that is a member of the Bar Association. They enable you to meet with the lawyer of your choice for 30 minutes for only $20 without any other commitment, Most lawyers will answer your question within the 30 minutes. It is not free but $20 is an inexpensive way to get an authoritative answer. Call 214-220-7444.

    My Question – I have worked as as sernior technical recruiter in Dallas for about 19 years. I am now seeking a new position as a Contract Recruiter, Corporate Recruiter or as an Agency Recruiter. Does anyone have a suitable opening?

  • elenaran

    Anyone know why the flag at Flagpole Hill has been at half staff the past few days?

  • elenaran

    Anyone know why the flag at Flagpole Hill has been at half staff the past few days?

  • Balaji G Allam

    Hello, I was listening to your podcast from 07/12/2013 about a question one gentleman asked related to a string of leaves commonly found on top of the entrances of the homes where Indians live, it is believed to bring prosperity to the homeowners/peeps dwelling in that house. It is more like a house-blessing token. I am an Indian btw!

  • Balaji G Allam

    Hello, I was listening to your podcast from 07/12/2013 about a question one gentleman asked related to a string of leaves commonly found on top of the entrances of the homes where Indians live, it is believed to bring prosperity to the homeowners/peeps dwelling in that house. It is more like a house-blessing token. I am an Indian btw!

  • Mike Nail

    To the female that was looking for an attorney for her divorce and had trouble with the bills, it’s a complicated problem, but the Legal aid society will not help and neither will the Dallas Bar. if you see this and leave a comment I can refer you to several attorneys who as part of their public service will help people in this type of situation.

  • Mike Nail

    To the female that was looking for an attorney for her divorce and had trouble with the bills, it’s a complicated problem, but the Legal aid society will not help and neither will the Dallas Bar. if you see this and leave a comment I can refer you to several attorneys who as part of their public service will help people in this type of situation.

  • Patti Scheurich

    Anyone know who this is and why these stickers are on some electrical boxes? (Seen in Frisco)

  • Patti Scheurich

    Anyone know who this is and why these stickers are on some electrical boxes? (Seen in Frisco)

  • Paula Graham

    I think the movie the gentleman was referring to was “life after people” on Discovery or History channelo

  • Paula Graham

    I think the movie the gentleman was referring to was “life after people” on Discovery or History channelo

  • Neal Davis

    Hi Jeff – thanks to Randy for the information on the band “Lightning.” Great show!
    Neal

  • Neal Davis

    Hi Jeff – thanks to Randy for the information on the band “Lightning.” Great show!
    Neal

  • Rebecca Ann Motley

    Could someone please tell me why “non Alcoholic” is standard term for a beverage with no alcohol? Shouldn’t it be “non alcohol beverage”? Just curious.

  • Rebecca Ann Motley

    Could someone please tell me why “non Alcoholic” is standard term for a beverage with no alcohol? Shouldn’t it be “non alcohol beverage”? Just curious.

  • kikiways

    About Composting- this is a late comment but someone wanted advise on a compost bin & I just wanted to let everyone know that you can compost your leaves, grass clippings ,coffee grounds & vegetable items that you would just throw away into a terrific soil amendment- WITH NO BIN- it is called open composting- I do it in Texas easily- I often have to add water during our long drought.

    Here is a good blog on gardening to help-

    http://awaytogarden.com/12-top-composting-faqs

  • kikiways

    About Composting- this is a late comment but someone wanted advise on a compost bin & I just wanted to let everyone know that you can compost your leaves, grass clippings ,coffee grounds & vegetable items that you would just throw away into a terrific soil amendment- WITH NO BIN- it is called open composting- I do it in Texas easily- I often have to add water during our long drought.

    Here is a good blog on gardening to help-

    http://awaytogarden.com/12-top-composting-faqs

  • Graham

    For the gentleman looking for info ref a rabbit show in Cleburne, suggest go to website:

    http://www.bunnyrabbit.com/shows.htm

  • Graham

    For the gentleman looking for info ref a rabbit show in Cleburne, suggest go to website:

    http://www.bunnyrabbit.com/shows.htm

  • Adam

    Its been answered on here before, but what was the name of the show that aired after American Gladiators? The show was the same format, but was darker…like Legion of Doom with spiked shoulder pads firing tennis balls at people on a zipline darker.

    If anyone knows, that would be great b/c this is hard to track down online

  • Adam

    Its been answered on here before, but what was the name of the show that aired after American Gladiators? The show was the same format, but was darker…like Legion of Doom with spiked shoulder pads firing tennis balls at people on a zipline darker.

    If anyone knows, that would be great b/c this is hard to track down online

  • Anonymous

    Jeff, The answer to Joan’s side walk question is the side walk is the homeowners to the parkway. That was the bad news but the good news is the City of Dallas has a program allowing the homeowner to get the side walk replaced at less than half the cost. We replaced 59′ at a cost of $475 under the program. Check the City website. Liability is to the curb but I suggest checking with your insurance agent.
    Randall

  • Musketeer007

    Jeff, The answer to Joan’s side walk question is the side walk is the homeowners to the parkway. That was the bad news but the good news is the City of Dallas has a program allowing the homeowner to get the side walk replaced at less than half the cost. We replaced 59′ at a cost of $475 under the program. Check the City website. Liability is to the curb but I suggest checking with your insurance agent.
    Randall

  • Titanium

    I’m looking for a low-cost spay clinic for dogs, specifically for residents of the 75287 zip code.

  • Titanium

    I’m looking for a low-cost spay clinic for dogs, specifically for residents of the 75287 zip code.

  • Benny Estrada

    The building on Chalk Hill Road is a old red Eagle Ford School for the children of the old Chalk Hill Plant. Bonnie, of Bonnie & Clyde fame went to school there. It’s not abandoned, last I heard they manufactured computer boards there. It is a very neat old building. Link (http://www.redriverhistorian.com/bonnie.html)

  • Benny Estrada

    The building on Chalk Hill Road is a old red Eagle Ford School for the children of the old Chalk Hill Plant. Bonnie, of Bonnie & Clyde fame went to school there. It’s not abandoned, last I heard they manufactured computer boards there. It is a very neat old building. Link (http://www.redriverhistorian.com/bonnie.html)

  • Micah Moore

    Where can you drop off worn American flags for proper retirement? Some smaller towns have drop boxes in public places organized by the VFW or Boy Scouts or similar groups, but I can’t find anything anywhere around town or online.

    • Della

      Try looking up your local Girl Scout or Boy Scout Council. I’m a GS Troop Leader and we did a ceremony several months back to dispose of tattered flags.

  • Micah Moore

    Where can you drop off worn American flags for proper retirement? Some smaller towns have drop boxes in public places organized by the VFW or Boy Scouts or similar groups, but I can’t find anything anywhere around town or online.

    • Della

      Try looking up your local Girl Scout or Boy Scout Council. I’m a GS Troop Leader and we did a ceremony several months back to dispose of tattered flags.

  • David Evans

    What happened to the archives with Home Made Root Beer questions? I know there have been many questions and answers over the years about making root beer… Daughter is making root beer for class science project. Doe anyone have access to all those answers about Root Beer making from the Friday “Anything” show?

  • David Evans

    What happened to the archives with Home Made Root Beer questions? I know there have been many questions and answers over the years about making root beer… Daughter is making root beer for class science project. Doe anyone have access to all those answers about Root Beer making from the Friday “Anything” show?

  • Chris Leeds

    Jeff, THANK YOU for briefly hitting on this new trend of saying “No problem,” instead “You’re welcome.” This has got to be one of my biggest pet peeves. When someone says, “No problem,” to me, I feel like saying, “Like it could have been a problem.” Just had to get that off my chest. PS I donated today. Chris in Dallas

  • Rebecca
  • Rebecca
  • Marc

    The answer you received regarding the Geotechnical report was correct, but not the end of the story. The Geotechnical report will give you the bearing pressures of the soil
    and foundation recommendations. However, you still need someone to use this information to design the foundation. This is what a structural engineer will do.

    Structural engineers typically work as subconsultants to an architect, as do the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and civil engineers. The architect is generally the prime consultant that coordinates all the disciplines. However, one can certainly hire a structurally engineer directly.

  • Evan “Skwid” Langlinais

    The Woolie Ewe is another great yarn and knitting store in Plano. It’s on 15th and Custer.

  • Evan “Skwid” Langlinais

    The Woolie Ewe is another great yarn and knitting store in Plano. It’s on 15th and Custer.

  • Janet McMillen

    Does anyone remember the Chinese restaurant, China Clipper? It was owned by Joe who had been a colonel under Chaing Kai-shek…it had a large clipper airplane on top of the restaurant until it moved to Greenville Ave across from Whole Foods. Unfortunately Joe couldn’t put the clipper on top of that building. His grandaughters waited tables making origami birds for my wiggly 2 year old. I miss the family and the food.

    Probably can’t find the same lovely people, but anyone know where there is similar chinese cuisine?

  • Janet McMillen

    Does anyone remember the Chinese restaurant, China Clipper? It was owned by Joe who had been a colonel under Chaing Kai-shek…it had a large clipper airplane on top of the restaurant until it moved to Greenville Ave across from Whole Foods. Unfortunately Joe couldn’t put the clipper on top of that building. His grandaughters waited tables making origami birds for my wiggly 2 year old. I miss the family and the food.

    Probably can’t find the same lovely people, but anyone know where there is similar chinese cuisine?

  • Joe

    The best Lobster bisque is at Daddy Jacks on Greenville!

  • Joe

    The best Lobster bisque is at Daddy Jacks on Greenville!

  • Joe

    The best Lobster bisque is at Daddy Jacks on Greenville!

  • Alan Pollard

    Could someone please re-post the several links mentioned on the 12/13/2013 show regarding coding websites & resources for kids? THANKS!

  • Alan Pollard

    Could someone please re-post the several links mentioned on the 12/13/2013 show regarding coding websites & resources for kids? THANKS!

  • John Boyd

    Looking for someone to repair / restore Rattan Furniture. That is the furniture that looks like curved bamboo (not wicker).

    • kristina

      John, did you ever find anyone? I have the same type of furniture and am looking for something similar.

  • Thomas Mwangi

    Question: Pt 1 – My infant’s bibs get moldy while sitting in the laundry basket after use. This happens often. We bleach them to remove the mold stains but mostly, we throw them out. Pt 2 – We recently noticed green mold on the window seals of out apt bedroom where she sleeps. It’s the green kind, not black. We had it cleaned. So are these two things related? Should we be concerned or just keep cleaning? What can we do to prevent further bibs being trashed due to the mold stains?

  • Carlos Fiol

    Does anyone know a recent story about students being steered towards vocations instead of college. The teaser had an employer being asked what an “A” in math meant to him in his place of work and the employer said it meant nothing. I’m trying to locate this story.

  • Allen Hope

    Houghton Horns in Keller does restoration of historic trumpets and French horns.
    Their website: Houghtonhorns.com
    Phone is 817-993-6400

    -Allen

  • Rodrigo Camargo

    You can get Portugueses classes in Collin count community college or Richalland collage

    • Crystal S Figueroa

      Thanks so much! It was I that asked :)

  • selena

    looking for frozen rhubarb in Dallas – called around to local grocers and no one seems to have it….

  • Tracy

    There is a Lebanese restaurant on Park Row Dr. in Arlington called Prince Lebanese. It is excellent.

  • Jennifer Sellers

    To the woman whose cat continues to pee on a chair and defacate on her dryer, he is trying to tell you something. Either he is sick or very unhappy. My cat peed in front of me one day and he had blood in his urine. He never did that before or since. They are pretty smart. She mentioned she locks him in the bathroom at night. That’s where he defacates on the dryer. I suggest she open the bathroom door and allow him to be his nocturnal self. He doesn’t like it.

  • Jeanie Burdi

    At the end of the today’s segment there was a song, a parody of Trouble in River City. Instead Pool it was about Fishing. Does anybody know where I can get that song? I have a lot of fishermen in my life.

  • Denise Maier

    In the early 90s I had a children’s holiday music tape that included a song with the line “Its a holiday and it comes once a year.”. I’d love to know the name of the tape so I can, hopefully, find it again. Dede in Grapevine

  • Sean

    Jeff,

    In response to the question about turning off cell phone location. Patrick (who phoned in) did say that you can disable it from the settings menu but all that really does is restrict application from within the phone from accessing the location services. As you had mentioned briefly you cant really disable the location because how the network was designed. The tower needs to know which IMSI’s (phones) are in range so it can route messages to that device without having to broadcast it to every tower in the world. So the cell phone provider needs to save that information and track it across their network.

    With that said it gets even more accurate than just which tower is near by because each tower has directional antennas “wedges” that cover a specific area say 45 degrees area around the tower. The tower knows which wedge the ISMI is on and can very accurately say they are within 45 degrees of that tower in a certain direction. Also, periodically the tower pings and the cellphones respond to tell the tower “Hey I’m here!”. We also know that radio waves travel at the speed of light and you can calculate how long it took for a cell phone to respond to the towers ping giving you an approximate range from the tower within that 45 degree wedge.

    Here is where the magic come in… There are generally 2+ towers within range of a phone at all times and if you overlay the wedge direction and approximate range you will get a diamond shape that the subscriber must be in… This is happening all the time and recorded so they can effectively route messages across the network. With some phones when they are “off” they aren’t really off they are in more of a standby mode and still periodically respond to network traffic to inform the network to hold off on trying to deliver messages. (same with airplane mode). The only way to fully ensure your location isn’t tracked is to turn off your phone and remove the battery.

    This is what raised privacy concerns with the government getting that meta data from the cellphone companies without a warrant for a very specific person. If the person with the meta data also knows the towers location they too would be able to track the movement of every subscriber, and the FCC requires the location of high-power transmitters to be registered along with their identification.

    Sean

  • C Hays

    Since fire ants are an invasive species, there is no reason to spare them. “In fact, the much gentler native Texas ants have almost been wiped out by fire ants. If you have the huge black or red kind, you might consider sparing them and be glad you don’t have fire ants.

  • C Hays

    There is a park in the Lakewood area. It is on Lanewood, on the north side, west of Sunland. A small area, separated from a bigger park by a greenbelt, has swings, picnic tables, and a see saw.

  • C Hays

    You can also put them on Freecycle or free on Craigslist.
    These days, some decorators use them, but only the ones with a certain look….those from the 70’s and later usually get recycled. Some people use them in art and craft projects where many printed pages are needed.

  • Titanium

    Give them to your local library!

  • Titanium

    Patricia, I know a couple of people who play. Email me and I’ll put you in touch with them. rachelle dot hale at gmail dot com

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