On Thursday, President Trump announced a new Executive Order aimed at throttling the North Korean economy, such as it is. The announcement included noting the unexpected move by the central bank of China to tell the nation's commercial banks to stop doing business with the DPRK. It was also interesting to hear the president use the language that I called the "Trump Doctrine" from his UN speech, namely that a country must respect the right of its own people as well as of other sovereign nations; Trump argues that North Korea does neither, which is obviously correct.
At 8:06 AM, we'll be joined in studio by the comedy duo of Heffernan and Lemme of "Super Troopers" fame. I'm sure we'll be talking about the upcoming release of "Super Troopers 2". (link has R-rated language!) Steve and Kevin are playing at Comedy Works South at the Landmark Friday and Saturday nights at 7:15 and 9:45 in a show that's not for those who require a PG-rated evening. More info and tickets here:
Some of your "I've Been Wondering" questions will be handled by special guests on Friday:
At 6:18 we'll talk with Dr. Clare Porac, professor of psychology at Penn State University, who will take on Bill's question about when and how it's biologically determined whether a person will be right-handed or left-handed.
She's actually authored a book on the subject:
And here's an interesting article as well:
And at 8:36, CU Boulder professor of physics Paul Beale will tackle this e-mail I received from listener Robert: "Why can you not see light unless you're looking directly at the source or the light waves reflect off of something with mass. In other words if you were standing on the 50 yard sideline and a guy was shining a flashlight from one end zone to the other and you looked straight across the field you can't see the light beam unless there's something with mass in the air like dust for it to reflect off of. Where does the light go between source and destination? Is it traveling in some sub space dimension and mass allows it to come through or is that just the nature of a light wave that it requires something to be there for the light to propagate? Sorry if this sounds stupid, just the fact that in empty space light does nothing kind of bugs me for some reason."