WIKY Morning Show August 17, 2011

 

**Republican candidate for mayor of Evansville, Lloyd Winnecke was our guest this morning.  We chatted about Lloyd’s childhood in Evansville, where he lived and went to school. 

Mr. Winnecke said that one his early initiatives as mayor would be to concentrate on neighborhood clean-up.  It will be a grass roots, roll up your sleeves type of effort involving little or no city money.

Read more about Lloyd Winnecke here –

http://www.winneckeformayor.com/2011/07/11/who-is-lloyd-winnecke/

**Thursday morning we welcome Democratic candidate for mayor Rick Davis.  Listen for Mr. Davis just after 7 tomorrow morning.

**The fact that your boss is an idiot may actually be good for you.  And not just because you're getting stronger every day as you train to one day punch him in the face.

According to a new study in the "Journal of Applied Psychology", when bosses are ANGRY or SARCASTIC it actually makes their employees work better.

In the study, angry bosses made people better at straightforward and analytic tasks because it kept the employees more focused.

A sarcastic boss made people better at creative tasks because good sarcasm puts your brain to work . . . and that got workers going in a creative direction.

A boss who was nice didn't get the same results. 

(Washington Post)

** We assume people know that most pets don't NEED clothing, unless they're sick, hairless, and old.  Especially not DESIGNER clothing.  But in the winter, you still see dogs running around in sweaters all over the place.

So if you want to keep wasting money on your dog's wardrobe, go ahead.  But if you want to STOP flushing money down the drain, here are four more ways people waste money on their pets.

#1.)  Expensive Pet Beds.  Dogs and cats need a soft place to lie down, but they don't know the difference between an old comforter and a $300 bed.  So don't go overboard.  They might actually PREFER the comforter, because it smells like you.

#2.)  Expensive Treats.  If your vet tells you buy a certain kind, buy them.  But most pets like the cheap treats just as much as the expensive ones.  And if you look at the ingredients, almost ALL pet treats are pretty gross.

#3.)  Grooming.  Some dogs . . . like collies and German shepherds . . . shed a lot more than other breeds.

But if you brush most dogs once a day . . . or even once every FEW DAYS . . . you don't have to pay a professional groomer very often, if at all.  The same thing goes for most cats.

#4.)  Pet Strollers.  Yes, they actually exist, which just goes to show how many people treat their dogs like children.  But unless your dog has trouble getting around, it should WALK with you and get some exercise.

And if you try taking your CAT for a walk, you'll just freak it out.

(Reader's Digest)

**It’s Riley Hospital for Children Month at WIKY, celebrating 10 years of radiothons for the hospital that cares for thousands of Tri-state kids every year.  New feature this year is FirstGiving, a great way to get a team together to donate to Riley.  You can even coordinate donations in the name of a Riley kid in your family.  All the details on the Riley page at wiky.com and be sure to check out DJB and Diane’s team giving pages at firstgiving.com or on Facebook.

**Culture Quiz, brought to you by Subway –The average American boy has 3.  3 what?  Sports jerseys!