commentary http://kplu.org en Supermarkets' trading on 'charade of intimacy' http://kplu.org/post/supermarkets-charade-intimacy <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-946514.mp3</p><p>Have you noticed your local grocery clerk asking you more personal questions of late? "Plastic or paper?" is giving way to "What are your weekend plans?"</p><p>This wicked turn toward what they call a 'charade of intimacy' doesn't sit well with Dick and Nancy. They've had it up to their squeaky shopping carts with faux familiarity!</p><p>And what about those frequent shopper cards that populate your wallet? Are they really 'saving' you money, as you're told at check out?&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 19 Jan 2011 12:52:01 +0000 Dick Stein & Nancy Leson 554 at http://kplu.org Supermarkets' trading on 'charade of intimacy' Happy birthday baby (boomer) http://kplu.org/post/happy-birthday-baby-boomer <p>The first Baby Boomers are turning 65, and Record Bin Roulette is celebrating with a review of the choicest vinyl of a generation. &nbsp;</p><p>We&#39;ve done a little research, and discovered that one&nbsp;Kathleen Kirschling has the distinction of being the very first Boomer, born on Jan 1, 1946. </p><p>We follow the top music of her life, decade by decade, featuring Elvis, The Troggs, the Bangles, and a special appearance by Ricardo Montalban.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 13 Jan 2011 08:11:16 +0000 John Maynard & John Kessler 526 at http://kplu.org Happy birthday baby (boomer) Songs for each day of the week (except Wednesday) http://kplu.org/post/songs-each-day-week-except-wednesday <p>The roulette wheel spins wildly for this last time in 2010, and lands on: the days of the week.</p><p>John Maynard and John Kessler stroll through the 7 days of the week on Record Bin Roulette and find some imbalances: certain days are just a little more popular than others. Can you guess which?</p><p> Thu, 30 Dec 2010 09:24:47 +0000 John Maynard & John Kessler 447 at http://kplu.org Songs for each day of the week (except Wednesday) Money Matters: a look into limited partnerships http://kplu.org/post/money-matters-look-limited-partnerships <p>You may be noticing more ads tempting investors to enter into limited partnerships. The scheme is looking pretty attractive in the down economy. But KPLU's&nbsp;Money Matters commentator Greg Heberlein&nbsp;says they come with risks.</p><p> Tue, 23 Nov 2010 18:40:56 +0000 Dave Meyer & Greg Heberlein 204 at http://kplu.org Money Matters: a look into limited partnerships