In 2008 a guy nicknamed Tuna worked for the WKLT morning show “Omelette & Friends”. His real name is Daniel Scott Delater.
Delater was an intern for the station, and he willingly took part in various pranks. He ran around the neighborhood wearing a Speedo. He had paintballs shot at him. And he went through a carwash in the back of a pickup truck.
Discovered in the Sagittarius region of the Milky Way in 1764, the Trifid Nebula is so named because it appears in telescopes to be divided into three distinct lobes. The Sun comes to its Winter Solstice moment in front of this nebula at 6:03 pm Sunday, December 21, 2014.
Credit Rod Cortright from his Wildwood Obersvatory, Boyne City, MI
Does being in the dark give us greater awareness of ourselves?
The Earth is tilted from its plane of orbit, so as we move through the cycle of the year, it looks to us like the Sun is moving above and below our equator.
When the Sun is furthest below, there’s a period of a few days when it seems to stop. This ‘stop’ is called Winter Solstice. Solstice means the standing still of the Sun. In the Northern Hemisphere, this marks the darkest time of the year.
On this program from the National Writers Series, Benjamin Busch talks with Brian Castner and Brian Turner. Brian Castner's book, "The Long Walk," draws on his experience as the commander of an explosive disposal unit in Iraq. Poet and professor Brian Turner's memoir, "My Life As a Foreign Country," retraces his time at war, from pre-deployment, to combat, homecoming, and its aftermath. Castner and Turner talk with former U.S. Marine Corps officer and actor Benjamin Busch, author of the memoir "Dust to Dust."