-CareerBuilder has identified the most common mistakes that candidates make during a job interview. At the top of the list...answering a cell phone or texting during the interview! Read more
Join the conversation on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.
-Our movie guy, Bob Waliszewksi, of Focus on the Family gave us his take on the weekend's new movies. Neither The Green Hornet nor The Dilemma are suitable for families. Bob recommends Tron: Legacy, The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader and Tangled for family viewing. Get movie reviews at http://www.pluggedin.com/ and their new iPhone app.
-Coming up Monday: Win a copy of The Daily Verse devotional and the debut CD from Chris August with with the Monday Morning Mindbender at 6:10 and the Cheapie of the Week at 7:40. At 8:10, Georgia congressman Paul Broun will share his effort to save the unborn during this Sanctity of Human Life Month.
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-Usually the stores run out of bread and milk before a snow storm, but John noticed at Publix yesterday that they were out of milk after the storm. Perhaps it is because so much of the South has been paralyzed that the delivery trucks can't make their rounds? We understand why everyone goes nuts buying bread but don't really understand the milk part because it could spoil in a power outage. One listener told us she had the answer: Listen (MP3 file)
-Maybe we need to stock up on beans the next time a winter storm hits us. Christy sent us a note saying she and her husband had planned to make Mixed Bean Soup, which was last week's Simple Cooking recipe. Their power went out in the storm and since they had all of the ingredients, they decided to cook it over their grill outside. Christy said it was the perfect, hearty, tasty, snowed-in dinner! In case you missed the recipe, click here.
-Team Lean registration continues through Sunday. Get a group of friends together and join us on a fun weight-loss journey. Find out more at http://www.thefamilyy.org/.
-Two-thirds of pet owners say their animal can predict bad weather. Read the story. Some say their pet knows when something is wrong with a situation. Many 88.3 WAFJ pet owners agree with this idea of a "sixth sense." Join the conversation on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.
-Pastor Donnie Rogers of Life Ministries International joined us this morning to talk about Haiti, a year after the earthquake. He was doing ministry in Haiti on the day of the disaster and has been back several times over the last year. Listen to his first-hand account of what's going on in Haiti today: Part 1 Part 2
-Coming up Friday: CareerBuilder has identified the most common mistakes made in a job interview, and the one at the top of the list shocked us. We'll talk about it at 6:10 AM. Our movie guy, Bob, from Focus on the Family joins us at 7:10 AM to talk about The Green Hornet and The Dilemma.
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-Just about all of us experienced someone else's ice chunks flying off their cars in traffic this week. Did you know that Georgia and South Carolina law requires you to clear the ice from your car, so that you have full visibility? Read more from News 12
-The winter weather has been the main story this week, so you may not realize that we have new governors in the two-state. Nathan Deal was sworn in as Georgia's governor on Monday and Nikki Haley became South Carolina's first female governor today. Both leaders have expressed a deep faith in Jesus Christ. Please join us in praying for their leadership over the next four years.
-Verizon announced yesterday that they'll start selling the iPhone on February 10th. So, we're wondering, which is better, iPhone, Android or Blackberry? Join the conversation on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page. Don't forget we have free apps available for all three phones.
-While a lot of us were at home during the winter storm, there were others who still had to work to keep the world going. Postal workers and first responders were some of the ones we thanked this morning, and The Augusta Chronicle identified some winter weather heroes. Read more
-Registration for the the Family Y's Team Lean weight-loss competition has been extended through Sunday, January 16th. Find a Y near you at www.thefamilyy.org.
-Judy Parkinson of Aiken told us about her Fresh Cranberry Salad in Simple Cooking with John and Cleve. See the recipe in the post below this one.
-Coming up Thursday: A new poll says 2/3 of Americans believe their pet has the ability to predict bad weather. Do you agree? We'll talk about it.
Also, Pastor Donnie Rogers of Life Ministries International in Martinez joins us at 8:10 with an update on Haiti, one year after the earthquake. He was there when the quake hit and has been back several times to continue his ministry there.
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Fresh Cranberry Salad
1 Pkg cranberries
1 Green Apple, chopped small
1/2 - 1 cup of chopped walnuts, or pecans, if you like!
2 large cans of Mandarin Oranges, drained
1/2 cup of sugar, or to taste
Wash cranberries and use food processor to chunk small. Hand chop the Green Apple small (put directly into lemon juice to keep from browning). Chop walnuts or pecans; the chunkier the better! Add Mandarin Oranges (original recipe called for fresh; we like these better!). Add sugar, lightly toss and enjoy. This is one of those which is BETTER the second day, tart and tasty! Recipe makes about 6 - 7 cups.
Submitted by Judy Parkinson of Aiken.
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-Besides giving updates on the icy traffic situation, we inducted Todd Wilkes of North Augusta as the latest member of Cleve's Coffee Club. Listen
-Auburn beat Oregon last night to become the champions of college football. This is a little hard to swallow for John, being an Alabama fan, but he is halfway happy for the Tigers.
-It is not too late to lose weight with the Family Y's Team Lean program. Registration goes all week through Friday. Details are at www.thefamilyy.org.
-Verizon customers are expected to have access to the iPhone, in an announcement coming today.
-Today's date is 1-11-11 and the saavy folks at Uno thought it was a perfect day to celebrate the game's 40th anniversary. After all, Uno means "one" in Spanish. It's also our Cheapie of the Week, available for $.99 at Walgreens and Kmart.
-Coming up Wednesday: Judy Parkinson of Aiken will share her quick and easy recipe for Fresh Cranberry Salad in Simple Cooking with John and Cleve at 8:10.
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-Monday Morning Mindbender
Q: Americans spent more than $36 billion on this food in 2010. What is it?
-Cheapie of the Week: Brenda Newton of Aiken correctly guessed that it is the 40th Anniversary Pack of Uno Cards. They are on sale at Walgreens and Kmart through Saturday for $.99 a pack.
-The Family Y Team Lean Kickoff scheduled for today has been cancelled. You can register and weigh-in at any area Family Y through Friday, January 14th. To find the nearest location, visit http://www.thefamilyy.org/.
-Kat Davis, author of The Daily Verse, joined us to talk about her new daily Scripture reading guide. To find out more or purchase a copy, visit http://www.thedailyverse.org/.
Listen to the conversation: Part 1 Part 2
-Augusta's Extreme Home Makeover for Earnie Graham will air on Sunday, January 23rd at 8 PM on ABC.
-Icy conditions will stay with us in the CSRA through Tuesday morning. We will keep you updated with information here on the website and on the air.
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