Education

FTV: Sound Advice – Part 2

      Part one of this column began when I was ruminating about things that get passed along to graduates by various commencement speakers.  Somehow things kind of swerved into a discussion of  how bullying each other has changed since I was in junior high those many eons ago.  Being mean to each other with pencil […]

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Welcome to WOAS-FM

Scroll down beyond the posts to find the puzzle section courtesy of State Point Media! Station Contact Information: 701 Parker Ave.   Ontonagon, MI  49953 ken@oasd.k12.mi.us  Phone: 906 813 0614 Ext 113 or Ext 109 Welcome to YOUR SOUND CHOICE!  Here is our ‘it is summer and we will be on hiatius’ update: A) YES […]

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A Tribute to Mr Mittens

Every pet owner knows that their pet is the best ever – so we sadly announce the passing of our Mr Mittens aka Mittu, our wonderful Hemingway polydactyl cat.  He was a large, shy black cat with probable Maine Coon genetics (a BIG boy) who brought us much joy.  Alas, at approximate age 15 (he […]

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What could $5.28 Billion buy?

neaToday (Spring 2017 – pages 24 – 25) reports that 1% of the Federal Budget is put toward education in the United States.  Since 2001, the United States has spent a staggering $8.36 million per HOUR on war according to the National Priorities Project.  In addition to this amount, $528.5 billion tax dollars per year […]

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FTV: The Detective

      Among the many hats my father wore during his 40 plus year tenure as an employee of the State of Michigan,  one was that of a detective.  If one ponders the skills that make a good detective, it doesn’t take too much imagination to understand why I never found it in my best interests […]

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S4SD – DbD II – The 2017 Campaign

We wrapped up our second Strive 4 a Safer Drive Campaign – DON’T be DISTRACTED public service campaign in mid-March of 2017.  S4SD-DbD II was funded with a $1000 grant from the State of Michigan.  We hope to post the PowerPoint slide show about the campaign in the near future. View our final campaign summary […]

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FTV: R.A.Fessenden

      In 1911, Reginald Aubrey Fessenden was fired from his own company.  The Canadian born, largely self-educated scientist had finally exhausted the patience of his Pittsburgh based investors who had bankrolled his experiments in radiotelephony.  The National Electrical Signalling Company (NESCO) had succeeded in demonstrating the concept of wireless radio broadcasting in December of 1906, […]

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More planetary fun with Dr B!

Incidentally, yours truly won the trivia contest on the PLANETARY SOCIETY WEB SITE by correctly answering the question ‘Who was the first human to fly into space twice’ – and of course, the answer was Gordon ‘Gordo’ Cooper who flew on both the Mercury and Gemini projects.  The PS extended my subscription and membership for […]

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