WIKY Morning Show Re-Cap August 4th

 

WIKY Morning Show Re-Cap August 4th

 

**Nothing like the smell of Toyota baked cookies!  DJB and Diane decided to celebrate the heatwave yesterday by baking cookies in Diane’s car.  And it worked!  Took all day, of course, but the result amazed everyone.   Here are a few pictures –

 

 

**On Facebook, check out the group “You grew up in Evansville, IN if…”  Hours of internet entertainment!

**DB Cooper is in the news again.  The  40th anniversary of his parachuting into the Northwest darkness with a sack full of $20 bills is coming up Thanksgiving eve.  And now a woman in Oklahoma claims her uncle was DB Cooper and the FBI is investigating.  Read more here –

  http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2011-08-03-DBCooper-hijackijng-new-lead-niece-LD-Cooper-uncle_n.htm?csp=34news

And there have been other recent developments from the FBI –

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2011-08-01-DB-Cooper-hijacking-ransom-mystery_n.htm

****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.

 

**We welcomed Lois Duncan back to the WIKY Morning Show to tell us about the 2011 Unity Fest, a Back-2-School event, which is set for August 6, 9am – 12 noon at the CK Newsome Center. It's a team effort of the EVSC, the Coalition of Inner City Neighborhoods, the Evansville Christian Life Center and the Evansville Minister's Wives Council. 
 
The event will serve K-8 students, and they will receive free backpacks, school supplies and personal hygiene items. Uniform-style clothing will be available for purchase for $1 per item.  Get there early, it’s first come, first served!

 

**If the desk in your office is messy, you might be a workplace hoarder.  A new study by CareerBuilder found that more than one in three employees keep too much junk on their desk.     

Women were slightly more likely to hoard than men, 38% to 32%.  

32% of workers say that more than half of their desk surface is covered with work, office supplies, and knick knacks.  15% say that more than three quarters of their desk is covered.  

One of the things that's toughest for hoarders to part with are print-outs of files.  48% of employees admitted to keeping print-outs of files that are already stored on their computer.     

36% of employees have paper files that are more than a year old.  One in seven people have files that are five years old, and one in 20 have papers more than a decade old.   

It's your desk, so who cares what you keep, right?  Well, your boss does, actually.  39% of bosses said that piles of paper cause them to think less of an employee.  31% say it makes them look disorganized, and 13% say it makes them look messy.   

Nearly three out of 10 bosses say they would be less likely to promote someone who had a disorganized or messy work area.   

 

 **You know those stereotypes about crazy cat owners?  Surveys like this REALLY don't help things.

According to a survey of cat owners by Whiskas, 75% of cat owners say they sometimes kinda wish THEY could be cats.

Here's why.  90% are jealous of their cat's independence, lack of responsibility, and life of leisure.  50% are jealous of how much cats get to sleep.

41% say they wish they could be as relaxed as their cats . . . and 36% wish they could be as agile as their cats. 

 

**Culture Quiz, brought to you by Subway –  According to a recent survey, 1 in 8 have stopped doing it altogether, what?  Carrying cash!