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Posts from April 2013

Katie Got a Tattoo
Watch video of Katie getting a tattoo in the studio:

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Awesome Acts of Kindness

After Monday's horrific bombings at the Boston Marathon, many stories came out of people stepping up to help out the victims in the midst of all the chaos.

People could be seen running to help others immediately after the first bomb went off. Many marathon runners, who had just completed the race, ran straight to local hospitals to donate blood, just after crossing the finish line. And local Boston residents offered up their homes to people who became stranded after streets were being shut down.

Despite the terrible scene, It seemed like the good stories kept showing up. Actor / comedian Patton Oswalt posted a great comment on to his Facebook page about this, declaring to anyone who would commit such a heinous act that "the good outnumber you, and we always will." You can read his full statement here.

Gavin, however, could not disagree with Patton Oswalt more. Saying that no matter how much good people do, it will never be enough to overtake the affects bad and the apathetic. Listen to him talk about Patton's comments here:

Jason and Katie want you to help prove Gavin wrong by showing him that there is more good in the world than bad. They have started 1079 Awesome Acts of Kindness campaign and are asking people to perform an act of kindness and let the world know by tagging it #1079AwesomeActs on Twitter or sharing it with us on Facebook.

Help us prove Gavin wrong!
Listen to listeners call in to talk about the different awesome acts of kindness they have performed:

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FREE On Tax Day

Some local businesses are giving away free or discounted items in celebration of Tax Day...

Cinnabon: Two free Cinnaban Bites from 6-8pm

Brueggers :From April 12 through April 15, guests pay just $10.40 (a “deduction” of nearly $3.50 per bundle) at participating locations for their choice of 13 bagels and two tubs of cream cheese.

Arby's: Free curly fries or potato cakes on April 15.

White Castle: White Castle is offering a 15 percent discount on orders at all restaurants and online through Tax Day.

Boston Market: Two rib meals for $10.40 on Monday, April 15. No coupon needed. This offer includes a 1/4 rack of St. Louis Style BBQ Ribs with mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet corn and freshly baked cornbread.

Sonic: Half-price drinks and slushies all day on April 15.

Great American Cookies: Free Birthday Cake Cookie on April 15.

Listen to the Wake Up Call talk about the local businesses that are giving away free or discounted items...
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Katie Throws Out the First Pitch
Here is video of Katie throwing out the first pitch at a River Cats game:

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Topics: Sports
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Abbey's Meltdown
Katie's youngest daughter, Abbey, recently had a meltdown because she had to sleep in her own bed! Katie filmed the whole thing:


Listen to the Wake Up Call reenact Abbey's meltdown...
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Reading Children's Books
At this year's White House Easter Egg Roll, President Obama read the book "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" to a group of kids and was criticized for the way he read it.

Here's video of him reading the book:

Katie says it is impossible to sound good reading a kids book and that anyone who reads a kids book in front of other adults is going to do a bad job, so she challenges Jason and Gavin to read both of their son's favorite books.

Here is video of that:

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Topics: Education
People: GavinJason

YouTube April Fools Joke

Watch this video of YouTube telling the world about how it will be shutting down at midnight tonight...
Jason and Gavin play an April Fools joke on Katie telling her YouTube will be shutting down at midnight tonight...

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