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Scientific prediction of Cleveland winning game 3

Mano A Mano is back on Sunday nights! This past Sunday we simulated game 2 (forgetting to make it in Golden States home stadium) thus making it our prediction for game 3. It is already our most unpopular podcast!

But not for the great music! NEW A Perfect Circle, Giraffes? Giraffes! Cara Leigh, Mounties Band, Robot Apocalypse and more…

Vote For Me 6-7-18

Fridays at 11am you can hear directly from candidates running in the June 7th 2018 provincial election.

30 minutes of unfiltered, uncensored content from the people looking to represent you at Queen’s Park.

What could possibly go wrong? Tune in and find out.

 

Did you know?

In the 2014 provincial election, only 19.5% of eligible votes were cast for the governing Liberal party.  

That means that over 80% of eligible  voters did NOT vote for the winner of the last provincial election!

This is not unique to the last election. Results have been similar for the past several elections. 

How is this possible?

We can blame the electoral system all we want and there is plenty to fix there, but the fact is that over 4.6 MILLION eligible voters did not vote in 2014. That is almost 1 out of every 2 eligible voters failing to cast a valid vote.

So what can you do? VOTE!  This is the #1 thing you can do. It’s free and it is your responsibility as a citizen. Go do it.

Start here: eregistration.elections.on.ca

What else can you do? Tell your friends and family you are a voter, and encourage them to be one too!  Voting is contagious, spread it around.

Still here? Good!  Inform yourself. Find out about the candidates in your riding. You are electing someone to represent YOU in the government. Find out what your options are, learn about the candidates, ask them questions.

Remember, if you do not vote, then you are handing your vote to whoever wins.

Vote For Me 6-7-18 airs Fridays 11-1130am starting April 27th 2018, and every Friday until the Ontario election on June 7th 2018.

A post-election recap final will air on June 8th 2018.

Tune in at radiowaterloo.ca/listen, Rogers Digital 946 or locally on 102.7FM.

In Studio With Kevin

Previous episodes are available here 

Kevin converses with his guests about topics of interest to the host & relevant to the community.

Kevin takes the time to ask, to listen, to hear.

The result:

A vibrant show where guests shine and share their uniqueness with the audience.

In Studio With Kevin airs Fridays at 1230pm-130pm on CKMS 102.7FM – Radio Waterloo

Kevin’s goal is to invite people he admires or finds intriguing to be a guest on his show. If that might be you or if your name is Elon Musk or Jonathan Davis, you can email InStudioWithKevin@gmail.com

 

golden record

The Golden Record consists of 115 analog-encoded photographs, greetings in 55 languages, a 12-minute montage of sounds on Earth and 90 minutes of music.

What would you put on a Golden Record?

The text below was spoken by Kurt Waldheim, the Secretary General of the United Nations.

I send greetings on behalf of the people of our planet. We step out of our solar system into the universe seeking only peace and friendship, to teach if we are called upon, to be taught if we are fortunate. We know full well that our planet and all its inhabitants are but a small part of the immense universe that surrounds us and it is with humility and hope that we take this step.

Here is that recording as well as recordings by other speakers. Feel free to send me your recording of the same text.

Original Waldheim recording

The recording in Korean by Jay Jeong  2018

 

 

More info on the Golden Record. This is the show opening clip.

40 years ago in 1977, CKMS radio and the Voyager spacecrafts were launched. in a few years, the spacecrafts will power down, as their nuclear power source dwindles. We trust CKMS will be broadcasting for many more years than that.

The Voyager Golden Records are phonograph records that were included aboard both Voyager spacecraft. The records are thought to be able to remain intact for a billion years.
The records contain sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth, and are intended for any intelligent extraterrestrial life form, or for future humans, who may find them. Those records are considered as a sort of, time capsule.

Carl Sagan noted that “The spacecraft will be encountered and the record played only if there are advanced space-faring civilizations in interstellar space. The launching of this ‘bottle’ into the cosmic ‘ocean’ says something very hopeful about life on this planet.

Sagan and his associates assembled 115 images and a variety of natural sounds, such as those made by surf, wind, thunder and animals (including the songs of birds and whales). To this they added 30 musical selections from different cultures and eras, spoken greetings in 55 ancient and modern languages, and other human sounds, like footsteps and laughter.

Here is an excerpt of President Carter’s official statement placed on the Voyager spacecraft for its trip outside the Solar System, June 16, 1977:

We cast this message into the cosmos … Of the 200 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy, some – perhaps many – may have inhabited planets and space faring civilizations. If one such civilization intercepts Voyager and can understand these recorded contents, here is our message: This is a present from a small distant world, a token of our sounds, our science, our images, our music, our thoughts, and our feelings. We are attempting to survive our time so we may live into yours. We hope some day, having solved the problems we face, to join a community of galactic civilizations. This record represents our hope and our determination and our goodwill in a vast and awesome universe.

What would you put on a Golden Record?