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Tom Cook

Hey, I’m the “new guy” here at 100.5 The River.  We’ll get to hang out for part of your workday and the drive home while you’re listening to Today’s Best Mix without the rap. Some people asked “why would you move HERE?” when I started.  I answer that question with disbelief and realize that people in GR simply don’t realize what a great city they have.  Grand Rapids is just a fantastic city.  The people, the downtown, the festivals, the philanthropy of our ‘famous families’ … the list goes on and on.  The VIBE of this city is just incredible.  Those who say “why would you move HERE?” clearly don’t realize how crappy most other similar sized cities are compared to GR. We moved here from the vibrant and clean city (#sarcasm) of Toledo, OH where I was the Operations Manager for six radio stations.  Before that, I was on-air or programming stations in Philadelphia, New York City, Milwaukee, Madison, Cedar Rapids (Iowa) and Waterloo (Iowa). My wife and I met in Madison and were married four days after 9/11.  We have two “furry kids” named Ollie (yellow lab/bassett/corgi) and Chester (bassett). I’m also the Program Director for Channel 95-7 and 100.5 The River, so if you have any comments, suggestions or complaints (I welcome compliments, too), just email or call me!
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RECALL – GRACO Recalls Infant Car Seats

 

Graco Children’s Products is recalling 1.9 million infant car seats after agreeing to government demands.

The recall comes after five months of arguing between Graco and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Earlier this year the company recalled 4.2 million toddler seats for a harness buckle problem at the request o the agency, but it resisted the the demand to recall the infant seats.

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Mama Duck Uses Tough Love To Teach Babies To Climb Stairs [Video]

Much like human mothers, duck mothers are charged with teaching their kids a lot of things about life. And there comes a time in every mama duck's life where she has to watch her babies attempt to take flight, OR climb up a flight of stairs.

Turns out, it just takes some encouraging quacks from her and little bit of patience before all 11 or 12 of her babies make their way up the stairs.

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Ten Things On Social Media That Could Cost You A Job

In the age of social media, it turns out that the things that you post on Facebook and Twitter could end up getting you passed over for a job.

According to a new survey from Career Builder, 43% of potential employers check social media like Facebook and Twitter before they decide to hire you. This can either help or hurt you, depending on the types of things you post online.

Here are ten things that are most likely to get you rejected. 

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FDA Issues Warnings About Medicines Used For Teething Infants

Important info for parents of infants and toddlers, the FDA is warning that prescription oral viscous lidocaine 2 percent solution should NOT be used to treat infants and children with teething pain.

The FDA is now requiring what they call a "Boxed Warning", their strongest warning, to be added to the drug label to highlight this information.  Oral viscous lidocaine solution can cause serious harm, including death.

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