Thursday, April 11, 2019

A PRICE JUMP AT THE GAS PUMP

PHIL FLYNN is senior energy analyst at The PRICE Futures Group and a Fox Business Network contributor. He talks about the recent hike in gas prices, the causes and what we can expect in the future.

WEBSITE: www.pricegroup.com

Flynn is also considered one of the world’s leading market analysts, providing individual investors, professional traders, and institutions with up-to-the-minute investment and risk management insight into global petroleum, gasoline, and energy markets. His precise and timely forecasts have come to be in great demand by industry and media worldwide and his impressive career goes back almost three decades, gaining attention with his market calls and energetic personality as writer of The Energy Report.

THE LATEST ON THE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS SCANDAL

Reaction continues as Jim Bohannon speaks with College Prep Expert, DAVID DILLARD, President of KD College Prep 

WEBSITE: https://kdcollegeprep.com 

 

 

 

 

 

BAD SEED, by Richard Lieberman  (Author)

Publisher: Eyewear Publishing (April 1, 2019)

Bad Seed, out in late March from Eyewear Publishing, is the first novel to base its plot on genetic engineering in the food industry.  Although it is fiction, the author has tried to be as factually accurate as possible in describing current scientific and technological research and knowledge, so that the reader will be immersed in not only an exciting story but also a scientific briefing on this very timely issue. The gene editing techniques that the protagonist uses for her work in the book is real, and the revolutionary biological tool, CRISPR (and all its future refinements) will enable scientists to bring about miraculous improvements to the health and well-being of humankind. At the same time, this new unprecedented power to fundamentally alter the genetic makeup of plants and animals poses immense risks and dangers.  Bad Seed enhances this important discussion and debate while it entertains.

RICHARD LIEBERMAN is the author of three critically acclaimed, award winning, best selling books. His work has been praised by the Washington Post, Book World, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Forbes and Booklist and awarded a Society of Midland Authors Adult Nonfiction Honorable Mention. Rick resides in Wisconsin and Florida. He enjoys yoga, the arts of all kinds & the good life. His new novel, Bad Seed was released in April 2019 by Eyewear Publishing. Both an important work of fiction and a page turner, Bad Seed explores our 21st Century concerns about cutting edge GMO science.  

THE STORM ON OUR SHORES: ONE ISLAND, TWO SOLDIERS, AND THE FORGOTTEN BATTLE OF WORLD WAR II, by Mark Obmascik  (Author) 

Publisher: Atria Books (April 9, 2019) 

The heart-wrenching but ultimately redemptive story of two World War II soldiers—a Japanese surgeon and an American sergeant—during a brutal Alaskan battle in which the sergeant discovers the medic’s revelatory and fascinating diary that changed our war-torn society’s perceptions of Japan.
May 1943. The Battle of Attu—called “The Forgotten Battle” by World War II veterans—was raging on the Aleutian island with an Arctic cold, impenetrable fog, and rocketing winds that combined to create some of the worst weather on Earth. Both American and Japanese forces were tirelessly fighting in a yearlong campaign, and both sides would suffer thousands of casualties. Included in this number was a Japanese medic whose war diary would lead a Silver Star-winning American soldier to find solace for his own tortured soul. The doctor’s name was Paul Nobuo Tatsuguchi, a Hiroshima native who had graduated from college and medical school in California. He loved America, but was called to enlist in the Imperial Army of his native Japan. Heartsick, wary of war, yet devoted to Japan, Tatsuguchi performed his duties and kept a diary of events as they unfolded—never knowing that it would be found by an American soldier named Dick Laird. Laird, a hardy, resilient underground coal miner, enlisted in the US Army to escape the crushing poverty of his native Appalachia. In a devastating mountainside attack in Alaska, Laird was forced to make a fateful decision, one that saved him and his comrades, but haunted him for years. Tatsuguchi’s diary was later translated and distributed among US soldiers. It showed the common humanity on both sides of the battle. But it also ignited fierce controversy that is still debated today. After forty years, Laird was determined to return it to the family and find peace with Tatsuguchi’s daughter, Laura Tatsuguchi Davis. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mark Obmascik brings his journalistic acumen, sensitivity, and exemplary narrative skills to tell an extraordinarily moving story of two heroes, the war that pitted them against each other, and the quest to put their past to rest.

MARK OBMASCIK is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and bestselling author of The Big Year, which was made into a movie, and Halfway to Heaven.

WEBSITE: http://www.markobmascik.com

He won the 2009 National Outdoor Book Award for outdoor literature, the 2003 National Press Club Award for environmental journalism, and was the lead writer for the Denver Post team that won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize. He lives in Denver with his wife and their three sons.