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Richie Phillips

WGNA Morning Show Co-host for 23 years.  Former high school Social Studies teacher who traded blackboard for a keyboard.  Has been resident rhymer ever since.  Co-recipient of 2000 CMA Award for Best Morning Show and NYS Broadcasters Awards for same.    Two time winner of New York State Broadcasters Award for "Reading, Writing, and Rhyming" school program.
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Ever Put Your Wrench In The Dishwasher? It’s Ok, Guys!

Don't start in with the sexism, now.  I know.. I said "guys", but let's face it - it probably WOULD be a guy who would sneakily (while his wife wasn't home) pace his prized Craftsman wrench in the dishwasher to get the grease off of it.  Talk about arguments?  I can hear them right now.  But according to CNET.com, you shouldn't feel guilty.

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Heartbreaking Conversation With A Child About Paris Attacks [VIDEO]

What can be worse than trying to explain to a child some of the heinous things happening in the news these days.  Here is a case in point.  Very disturbing to watch, in my view, but it's gotten nearly 2 million YouTube views, so in case you missed it

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photo by Heidi Sprouse
photo by Heidi Sprouse
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Local School Teacher is Now Self Published Author – Heidi Sprouse

There is an abundance of local talent in the Capital Region - musicians, actor and lest we forget -aspiring and established authors. This particular author is a local schoolteacher!  I thought it would be nice to bring her to your attention

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photo by Richie Phillips
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Crosby Elementary School- Hear Them “ROAR”! – Reading, Writing and Rhyming

Don't worry - the kids will get the meaning of the headline above.  You see, Crosby Elementary has a very special "ROAR" program.  It's rules that kids have to follow in the classroom and in the school. Each letter stands for a different word.  You'll understand when you hear their clever song below!

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I’ve Never Enjoyed Cat Videos More Than This Week [VIDEO]

I know - I should be covering the horrible tragedies, the impending stock market drop, Ronda Rousey getting horribly clobbered, health insurance rates rising, and the latest insulting Trump remark.  Sorry - I'm out..   I'd rather watch a cat video.  You?  Good! I have a great site for you.

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Taylor Swift’s New House [PHOTOS]

It's kind of a buyer's market out there, don't you think?  There seems to be a ton of houses for sale in the Capital Region.  Interest rates are still good as well, so you can probably make some good deals.  I say you might as well go big or go home.  Taylor swift did.  

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photo from Arts Center Capital region
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The Arts Center Of The Capital Region: Elizabeth Reiss Interview [VIDEO]

The arts....Oh man, could I do 50 blogs on THIS subject.  When in doubt, just feel free to chop it out of the school curriculum without giving it a second thought.  It wasn't that important anyway (excuse me while I wipe up the dripping sarcasm). However, there is a bright light in this depressing tunnel— the Arts Center of the Capital Region, located in downtown Troy.

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photo by Jeremy Wernick
photo by Jeremy Wernick
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Jeremy Wernick – The Hatsgiving Project For Childhood Cancer [VIDEO]

Adults beware!  We are being put to shame by kids who are 10 times better at creative thinking, marketing and hard work than we'll ever be.  Case in point: Jeremy Wernick, a  student at Shaker Junior High who is doing incredible things for childhood cancer.  You have to hear him explain it in his own words.

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