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July 10, 2020 2 min
Transcript for July 11, 2020 Welcome to July 11th, 2020 on the National Day Calendar.  Today we celebrate prized Summer fruit and our favorite photo subject.  More after the break from Anna Devere. Summer means the peak of freshness for fruit such as cherries, and Rainier cherries are a premium pick!  The creamy yellow fruits are more delicate than most and need to be handpicked which is why they cost more at the grocery stor...
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Transcript for July 10th Welcome to July 10th, 2020 on the National Day Calendar.  Today we celebrate unbridled cuteness and the flavor of paradise.  More after the break from Anna Devere. So you’ve decided that life is just not complete without a little furball of love and National Kitten Day seems like a good excuse for taking the plunge.  Here are some things to remember when making the purrfect match.  Consider the breed ...
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Transcript for July 9th Welcome to July 9th on the National Day Calendar.  I’m John McClain sitting in for Marlo Anderson and today we celebrate a cookie for all seasons and world class doodling. More after the break from Anna Devere. Few desserts are as versatile as the sugar cookie with a shape and decoration that sweetens any event.  It is believed that the recipe originated in the mid-1700s in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. Germ...
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Transcript for July 8th Welcome to July 8th, 2020 on the National Day Calendar.  Today we celebrate small wonders and the wonderful world of frozen pops.  More after the break from Marlo Anderson. They say, good things come in small packages and this is especially true of the blueberry. Not only are they a popular fruit, blueberries are one of the healthiest things you can eat. This superfood provides more antioxidants than j...
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Transcript for July 7th Welcome to July 7th, 2020 on the National Day Calendar.  Today we celebrate food that sticks and traditions worth keeping.  More after the break from Marlo Anderson. Thomas Jefferson was a true renaissance man. The third United States President completed the Louisiana Purchase, founded of the University of Virginia, and even invented the swivel chair. But something you may not know is that Jefferson in...
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Transcript for July 6th Welcome to July 6th, 2020 on the National Day Calendar.  Today we celebrate Great Scots and dinner on a roll.  More after the break from Marlo Anderson. When you think of fried chicken you probably think of the American South.  Or maybe a certain Colonel whose eleven herbs and spices are hard to beat.  But I bet you didn’t know that this dish first came over with Scottish immigrants, who knew a thing o...
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Transcript for July 5th Welcome to July 5th, 2020 on the National Day Calendar.  Today we celebrate small things with big impact .  More after the break from Marlo Anderson. If the graham cracker strikes you as being a bit plain, that’s the whole point. In the 1800s, reverend Sylvester Graham taught people that a bland, vegetarian diet was the best way to stay healthy and to avoid sinful urges. One of his followers invented a...
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Transcript from July 4th Welcome to July 4th, 2020 on the National Day Calendar.  Today we celebrate the spirit of freedom and picking up the spare.  More after the break from Anna Devere. While most Americans gather to enjoy great food and fireworks and some form of party decked in out in red, white and blue, it’s interesting to know that this holiday has been celebrated in much the same way for nearly 250 years. The first a...
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Transcript for July 3rd Welcome to July 3rd, 2020 on the National Day Calendar.  Today we celebrate he or she, who laughs last.  More after the break from Marlo Anderson. On National Fried Clam Day we celebrate a Mom and Pop business with humble beginnings. For Chubby and Bessie Woodman it all started with a small concession stand on Main Street in Essex, Massachusetts.  They sold groceries, homemade potato chips and fresh-du...
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Transcript for July 2nd Welcome to July 2nd, 2020 on the National Day Calendar.  Today we celebrate the tried and true along with something completely different.  More after the break from Marlo Anderson. Coney Island, New York is home to Nathan’s, the world’s most famous hotdog place. It opened for business in 1916 and kicked off an event that still happens every year. Nathan’s July 4th hotdog eating contest draws a crowd fr...
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Transcript for July 1st Welcome to July 1st, 2020 on the National Day Calendar.  Today we celebrate uncommon tastes in hobbies and dessert.  More after the break from Anna Devere. The United States issued its first stamp on July 1, 1847, although a letter could still be mailed without one.  It was up to the recipient to pay for delivery upon receipt and for some reason by 1855 prepaying for postage through stamps became manda...
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Welcome to June 30th, 2020 on the National Day Calendar.  Today we celebrate staying connected on and off the grid.  More after the break from Marlo Anderson. Imagine a time when you couldn’t simply log in to a website and see what your loved ones were doing. When it was near-impossible to stay in touch with a friend who moved to another country. Since the birth of social media, those days seem so far away. Sites like Facebook a...
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Transcript for June 29th Welcome to June 29th, 2020 on the National Day Calendar.  Today we celebrate every day inventions that we take for granted.  More after the break from Marlo Anderson. We all love to capture the moment and with devices as small as a pen or a smartphone, it's hard to imagine a time when we couldn't enjoy this fun pastime.  But a little over 200 years ago the only way to make a visual record was ...
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Transcript for June 28th Welcome to June 28th, 2020 on the National Day Calendar.  Today we celebrate tall tales and peace of mind.  More after the break from Anna Devere. The lumberjack with the red plaid shirt and big blue ox first appeared in print in 1906.  But it wasn't until a 1914 ad campaign for a logging company that the stories of Paul Bunyan’s legend really took off.  These tales of exaggeration still stand and...
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Transcript for June 27th Welcome to June 27th, 2020 on the National Day Calendar.  Today we celebrate keeping your cool.  More after the break from Marlo Anderson. Sure sunglasses are useful, and thanks to the Vision Council we know they are important in protecting our eyes from harmful uv rays.  But there’s a reason this day is so popular: sunglasses are the very essence of chic. The easiest way to accessorize and make a fas...
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Transcript for June 26th Day Welcome to June 26th, 2020 on the National Day Calendar.  Today we celebrate feeling like a nut and shaking things up at work.  More after the break from Marlo Anderson. Sometimes referred to as The Tree of Life, the coconut has been used by many cultures for centuries in everything from cosmetics to biofuel.  The earliest plants were found in India in the first century AD and the name “coconut” c...
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Transcript for June 25th Welcome to June 25th, 2020 on the National Day Calendar.  Today we celebrate chilling out and getting a jump on the frosty season.  More after the break from Marlo Anderson. One of the coolest ways to beat the heat is by celebrating National Bomb Pop Day!  This treat got its start in 1955, in the days when the music of the ice cream truck sent kids scrambling to find some change.  The red, white and b...
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Transcript for June 24th Welcome to June 24th, 2020 on the National Day Calendar.  Today we celebrate French classics with a twist.  More after the break from Anna Devere. Anna: If making a meal “en papillote” sounds too daunting consider that parchment paper is like the hot pocket of culinary techniques.  Doesn’t sound that hard now does it? Marlo: You said “hot pocket.” Anna:  That’s because this French cooking method...
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Transcript for June 23rd Welcome to June 23rd, 2020 on the National Day Calendar.  Today we celebrate keeping it cool and staying in the pink.  More after the break from Marlo Anderson. You’ve heard that your body is made up of more than 60 percent water and maintaining proper hydration is critical for your survival.  Imagine how important it is for athletes who train outside.  The special precautions they take to stay hydrat...
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Transcript for June 22nd Welcome to June 22nd, 2020 on the National Day Calendar.  Today we celebrate going for gold and a flash of lightning.  More after the break from Marlo Anderson. On National Onion Rings Day we celebrate the “brass ring of fried foods!” Ok, I suppose they are more “golden” than “brass” but most people reach for them when it comes to appetizers with global appeal. While no one is quite sure who made them...
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