Solo Prep October 20, 2021

Tease: Coming up in ___________ minutes, a new climate change solution  

Could giant carbon-sucking fans be the answer to cleaning up our climate change mess? That’s the hope of scientists in Iceland who’ve constructed a towering metal structure resembling four giant Lego bricks, with two rows of six whirring fans running across each one. Machines like it are being used to literally suck CO2 out of the atmosphere like giants vacuum cleaners. Will it work? I don’t know I’m not a scientist, but it’s worth a shot. (Additional Out) I knew if we waited long enough we’d eventually invent our way out of it.  

Tease: In ___­­­­___ minutes, what’s being cut from the economic spending bill  

Tuition-free community college is out of the pared-down economic spending bill despite being a major White House priority. The child tax credit has also been shorted to only one more year in the new $1.75 to $1.9 trillion-dollar bill. Other items on the chopping block include provisions for paid leave benefits, disability care and elder care. Sorry Grandma, Joe Manchin’s trying to get re-elected. (Additional Out) But don’t worry, I’m sure there’s still plenty of things in there we’re overpaying for.  

Tease: Coming up at ­­­­­­­­­­­­_____, why your morning routine could get pricier  

Proctor & Gamble is raising prices on some grooming, beauty and oral care products. The announcement by one of the largest consumer goods manufacturers means our morning routines could get more expensive. Other major manufacturers and stores have also increased prices in response to rising expenses for raw materials and transportation. Guess it’s time to move out to the woods and learn to make my own soap. (Additional out) The cost of hygiene products going up is bad news for everyone except Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis.  

Tease: In _____ minutes, Kanye’s got a new name  

A judge has granted Kanye West’s request to change his name to just Ye. The rapper, born Kanye Omari West, filed paperwork in a California courthouse and Judge Michelle Williams granted his petition to legally change his name. He hinted at the change back in 2018 when he tweeted, ‘the being formally known as Kanye West. I am YE,’ but now its official. So those of you who had failed run for president and name change on your crazy bingo card just won. (Additional out) Kind of lame, at least Prince picked a random symbol, all you did was shorten your existing name.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll: Taco Bell is giving away free breakfast burritos tomorrow. To promote the return of their breakfast menu the fast-food chain is offering free breakfast burritos from 7 to 11am this Thursday. What do you think, where do Taco Bell’s breakfast burritos rank and who has the best breakfast burritos or tacos?  

Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, this Halloween costume is in high demand? The correct answer wins ________.    

[Contest setup] A new study conducted by Design Bundles looked at internet searches for film and tv character costumes ahead of Halloween this year. According to their findings, what show has the highest number of internet searches for Halloween costumes this year?  

A: Tiger King  

B: Ted Lasso  

C: Squid Game  

Answer: C, searches for “Squid Game costume” vastly outnumber searches for other film and TV character costumes. Seems like a pretty easy DIY costume, all you need is a green track suit and some fake blood.  

[DIY Feature] What in the World Wednesday: I’ll give you riddle clues about a place, person or thing and the first person to guess it correctly wins _________. If no one gets it I’ll give you more clues.  

Hint: Academy Award Winning Actor  

Clue 1: He’s written a cookbook, speaks French and owns a blues club  

Clue 2: A popular narrator  

Clue 3: Has played the President, Nelson Mandella and God  

Answer: Morgan Freeman  

5 Things You Need to Know  

1) Could giant carbon-sucking fans be the answer to cleaning up our climate change mess? That’s the hope of scientists in Iceland who’ve constructed a towering metal structure resembling four giant Lego bricks, with two rows of six whirring fans running across each one. Machines like it are being used to literally suck CO2 out of the atmosphere like giants vacuum cleaners. I knew if we waited long enough we’d eventually invent our way out of it.  

2) Tuition-free community college is out of the pared-down economic spending bill despite being a major White House priority. The child tax credit has also been shorted to only one more year in the new $1.75 to $1.9 trillion-dollar bill. Other items on the chopping block include provisions for paid leave benefits, disability care and elder care. Sorry Grandma, Joe Manchin’s trying to get re-elected.  

3) Proctor & Gamble is raising prices on some grooming, beauty and oral care products. The announcement by one of the largest consumer goods manufacturers means our morning routines could get more expensive. Other major manufacturers and stores have also increased prices in response to rising expenses for raw materials and transportation. Guess it’s time to move out to the woods and learn to make my own soap.  

4) A judge has granted Kanye West’s request to change his name to just Ye. The rapper, born Kanye Omari West, filed paperwork in a California courthouse and Judge Michelle Williams granted his petition to legally change his name. He hinted at the change back in 2018 when he tweeted, ‘the being formally known as Kanye West. I am YE,’ but now its official. So those of you who had failed run for president and name change on your crazy bingo card just won.  

5) A new study conducted by Design Bundles looked at internet searches for film and tv character costumes ahead of Halloween this year. According to their findings, what show has the highest number of internet searches for Halloween costumes this year? A) Tiger King, B) Ted Lasso or C) Squid Game. Answer: C, searches for “Squid Game costume” vastly outnumber searches for other film and TV character costumes. Seems like a pretty easy DIY costume, all you need is a green track suit and some fake blood.  

Who Has the Best Breakfast Tacos or Burritos?  

Taco Bell is giving away free breakfast burritos tomorrow. To promote the return of their breakfast menu the fast-food chain is offering free breakfast burritos from 7 to 11am this Thursday. What do you think, where do Taco Bell’s breakfast burritos rank and who has the best breakfast burritos or tacos? We posed those questions to our  _________ listeners, click below to hear their responses, take the web polls below to weigh in, then listen Monday at _______ to hear the results.  

(Upload audio from your best calls)  

(Web poll)  

Who has the best breakfast tacos or borritos?  

Taco Cabana  

Rosa’s  

Taco Bell  

McDonald’s  

Wendy’s  

Whataburger  

Burger King  

(Other suggestions from on-air)

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