This Week in Boomer History: Sally Ride … Monterey Pop … Civil Rights

Notable events from our shared experience Astronaut Sally K. Ride becomes the first American woman in space on June 18, 1983. Passionately devoted to teaching science, technology, engineering and math to girls, she starts Sally Ride Science in 2001. Singer-actress Judy Garland dies at age 47 on June 22, 1969. Fred Astaire once called the star of The Wizard of Oz “the greatest entertainer who ever lived.” >> Sign up for the AARP Advocacy Newsletter President Richard Nixon signs a …

Shark Week: The Summer’s Ultimate Big Gulp

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to cable TV, The Discovery Channel is celebrating its 25th annual Shark Week-seven days of programming that honors everybody’s favorite oceangoing predator. This year during Shark Week, great white sharks leap out of the water to nab unsuspecting seals (Air Jaws Apocalypse); scientists go in search of Sharkzilla, the largest shark that ever lived (“T. Rex’s head would fit in its mouth!”); the Mythbusters explode some popular shark lore; and …

Soupy Sales, James Cagney, Johnny Carson, Excedrin Headaches, and More: Random Audio From the Movies for Grownups Radio Archives

So, I’ve been doing this Movies for Grownups radio show for eight years, and every week I prowl the web looking for audio clips that’ll make it sound, you know, interesting. The thing is, I never, ever throw any of this stuff out. So now I have hours and hours of the most random sound samples you can imagine. Last week here at the office they changed out my computer, and for some reason that forced to the front of …