Casual Fridays – September 12th, 2014
In today’s Casual Fridays, Jerry and Karen open the show by addressing the tragic death of local Merrillville Police Officer Nickolaus Schultz.
Also, have you ever been served at a restaurant by a server who memorizes your order, only to forget something? This recently happened to Jerry and Karen, and Karen is still steamed about it! They talk with Eric Reithel, a local server who memorizes orders, to see why he and others do this.
Jerry and Karen then address the question: “How much do we appreciate, celebrate and understand global cultures that exist beyond this region?” They explore the issue by talking with Duane Davison from the Valparaiso International Center, which is hosting the 6th annual World Cultural Festival Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at the city’s Central Park Plaza.
Plus, they chat with Beatrice Owen, director of the Porter County Substance Abuse Council, on an upcoming program called “The Blunt Truth about Marijuana.” (Yes, there IS a play on words there.) Is pot truly a “gateway” drug to other, more dangerous drugs?
Also, did you hear about the local Boy Scout troop that raised $3,500 at last weekend’s Popcorn Fest only for it to be stolen by some heartless criminal? Well, there’s a happy ending here. A local law firm has come forward to donate the $3,500 stolen from the Boy Scouts, as well as posting a $1,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the thieves. However, some people are of the opinion this donation should have been given anonymously. What do Jerry and Karen think?
All this (and more!), this week on Casual Fridays.