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August 20, 2015

National Radio Day
As it so happens I work behind the scenes for a radio station.  I never would have guessed but here I am. I've been here for a little over two years and I'm still woefully ignorant about radio but I'm learning.
The Roots of Radio
The Influence of Radio and Television on Culture, Literacy and Education
Format Trends: What’s changed in eight years?
6 Major Trends That Will Change Radio Forever

World Mosquito Day
Is this day a celebration of mosquitoes or an awareness of them?  
What is malaria and why is it dangerous?
In April we observed World Malaria Day and that day is so similar to this one because the mosquito is how one contracts malaria that I won't repeat a bunch of information here but simply encourage you once again to partner with an organization (Bite Back, Nothing but Nets) and help provide malaria medication and nets to countries in need.

And c'mon, sometimes you just have to giggle...

Chocolate Pecan Pie Day
Chocolate Pecan Pie
Chocolate Pecan Pie with Bourbon
Chocolate Chunk Pecan Pie

Lemonade Day
Lemonade and its variations worldwide
Make your own Perfect Lemonade
Outside of the box Lemonade: LEMON:AID, LemonAid Warriors, Lemonade the Song, The band Lemonade, attitude adjustments.


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