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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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Yates Elementary School Sings About Rudolph The High Tech Reindeer! Reading, Writing and Rhyming

I was reminded by Mrs. Toher yesterday upon visiting this school that it is my 5th appearance there.  Hopefully I'm not wearing out my welcome, but I always enjoy the kids at Yates Magnet School.  This visit was no exception

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Woman in China Can Write Two Different Languages at the Same Time

Anybody who works with me will recognize that I'm not good at multitasking.  I can't walk and do ANYTHING else simultaneously.  So to do THIS is just totally mindboggling.  Many people struggle to learn and speak more than one language, but this woman from China can actually write two different languages at the same time, one in each hand.

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A Quick and Heartfelt Comment On Newtown, Connecticut Tragedy

This incredible, sickening tragedy hits EVERYONE in so many ways. Whether you are a parent, a teacher,  a child, a relative, friend, neighbor, WHATEVER - you have to be in total shock. As for me?  I visit 30 elementary schools a year.  I am devastated as well

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Quick Fun Fact To Impress Your Friends About The Times Square New Years Eve Ball

I'm a sucker for trivia questions.  I love the questions. I can't answer them, mind you  but I do love the questions!  Here's one that I found, along with a great tip on we can have a fantastic New Year's Eve celebration in the Wolf Rd., Albany area!

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Richie Phillips Reads “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” With Martina McBride at Joy Of Christmas Concert at Palace Theatre, Albany [VIDEO]

Someone slap me.  I'm still not sure if I dreamt this entire thing or not. I couldn't sleep for two nights before this happened and for two nights afterwards.  Everyone tells me that it actually happened, so I'll have to believe you.  Here's a short slice of it

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All Saints Academy First Graders Want More Than A Hippopotamus For Christmas -Reading, Writing and Rhyming [AUDIO][GALLERY]

The kids from Mrs. Reilly's class at the All Saints Academy love the song  "I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas".  Unfortunately, Santa is going to need a part time job, because that's not ALL these kids want!  Take a listen

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“A Wonderful Christmas To Come” – New Children’s Song By Albany Area Songwriter Kelly Bird

The Christmas carols that are out there are great and all, but sometimes you suffer from EB (ear burnout).  We need to freshen up the catalogue, don't you think?  Local singer, songwriter Kelly Bird thought so, and did a wonderful job with a song written by Mitch Elrod and Grace - "A Wonderful Christmas To Come".  Here it is! 

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Edible iPhone Cases, Wi Fi Bathroom Scales and Your Computer Questions

There are times I've said to myself "I will not buy a new phone". Eventually I've had to eat my words. Now not only can you eat  words but you can actually eat your iPhone case

It's made from brown rice and salt

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