February 11th Show
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On today's show:
Special Guest, Stephanie Tourles, author of Making Love Potions; 64 all-natural recipes for irresistible herbal aphrodisiacs.
Special Guest, Mark Oldman, author of How to Drink Like a Billionaire.
Today, February 11th in History
660 BC Traditional founding of Japan by Emperor Jimmu Tenno.
1809 Robert Fulton patents the steamboat.
1953 Walt Disney’s film Peter Pan premieres.
1975 Mrs. Margaret Thatcher becomes the first woman to lead the British Conservative Party.
1990 South African political leader Nelson Mandela is released from prison in Paarl, South Africa, after serving more than 27 years of a life sentence.
1847 Thomas Alva Edison, prolific American inventor who jointly or singly held over 1,300 patents.
As early as 1939, scientists Leo Szilard and Albert Einstein had urged President Franklin D. Roosevelt to begin government-sponsored research to develop an atomic bomb for the United States. They knew that the German effort, led by their former colleague, the brilliant Nobel laureate Werner Heisenberg, could be formidable. As it turned out, Germany was unsuccessful, perhaps because Heisenberg deliberately slowed down the bomb’s development or because Adolf Hitler was more interested in developing rockets than nuclear weapons. But that was in the future, and the only future the physicists in America could see at that point was the mortal danger of a German atomic bomb.
In response to the plea of Einstein and Szilard, FDR initiated a modest program of uranium research. By June 1940, interest in uranium and its properties had increased to the point that the president created a larger organization, the National Defense Research Committee, with a broader scope of activity. He named as director Vannevar Bush, the president of the Carnegie Institution in Washington, D.C. The slowly growing effort gained further impetus in mid-1941 from a startling British document code-named the ‘MAUD Report.’ Based on British nuclear research, the report stated that a very small amount of uranium-235 could produce an explosion equivalent to that of several thousand tons of TNT. Roosevelt responded by creating a still larger organization, the Office of Scientific Research and Development, which, directed by Bush, would mobilize scientific resources to create an atomic weapon.
Manhattan project: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, then known only as the Clinton Engineering Works, was conspicuously absent from any map. On 60,000 acres of farmland framed by the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, it was one of the United States’ three secret cities—remote sites chosen by Manhattan Project director Gen. Leslie Groves, evacuated of their civilian inhabitants, and developed for the specific purpose of producing an atomic bomb. The men and women of the Clinton Engineering Works would help provide the material for the bomb.
Wilcox’s experience was atypical of the 75,000 government workers and construction personnel who populated the gated district from 1942 to 1945. Many had never heard of uranium until August 6, 1945—65 years ago—when radio broadcasts and newspapers announced that the most powerful weapon ever created had been dropped on a city in Japan, ending the war 22 days later.
Aphrodisiac Food Choices
Moxified Gift Idea's
Gift bag filled with PJKabos Olive oil (Moxiecreed.com) An amazing organic pasta and favorite bottle of wine, with parts to make a beautiful pasta sauce and maybe a mini chocolate cake with a special coffee drink in mind.
Or for someone you love that is trying to make better decisions about what they are putting. in there bodies, get them a set of natural and organic Moxie skin by Moxie Creed with a fresh beautiful set of new white wash cloths and a candle.
Gift Making Love Potions with several of the ingredients needed to make several of the ideas within.
We discuss several fun experience-based ideas for your Valentine's, including friend night's. Be sure and listen becaus ethey are great for year round!
Making Love Potions
We had a great interview with author
Stephanie Tourles of
Making Love Potions;
64 all-natural recipes for irresistible herbal aphrodisiacs.
Everything from massage oils and bath enrichments to cocktails and desserts. Valentine’s is a great reminder that romance is a good idea and Stephanie offers these experience enhancements because she understands that the importance of a loving relationship for good health. This, of course is not to say that you have to be in a relationship to be healthy, but that being in a unloving relationship will negatively affect your health.
Get her book here to support your loving relationships!
How to Drink Like a Billionaire
Always a pleasure to have Author Mark Oldman, author of
How to Drink Like a Billionaire!
Mark Oldman is one the country’s leading wine personalities—and, that rarity, a wine expert who is on the side of anyone who wants to enjoy wine more. Bon Appetit described
his charismatic style as “winespeak without the geek.” Twice the winner of the Georges Duboeuf Best Wine Book of the Year Award, his books—Oldman’s Guide to Outsmarting Wine
and Oldman’s Brave New World of Wine —have been called the “perfect book” by the Wall Street Journal and the “perfect primer” by The New Yorker. He has been the wine expert for Pottery Barn, lead judge in the PBS television series “The Winemakers,” and the wine correspondent for the Food Network.
Mark walked us through ideas to consider and pitfalls to avoid when buying wine for Valentine's or any gifting occasions. Always great information!