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Mar 30, 2018

Cinderella has it so much easier these days. You might know that this year's Cinderella Team in the Final Four for March Madness. Loyola Chicago won the Championship 55 years ago.

It was 1963 and the trip through the tournament took the Loyola Ramblers to Mississippi State, where the welcome was less than warm. The unwritten rule in the south was, "You Northerners can come down, but with no more than two blacks on the team."

Loyola Chicago had four black players. The Governor of Mississippi was against the game being played. As Governor Ross Barnett put it, "Where are they going to eat? Are they going to want to go to the dance later and dance with our girls?"

The Mississippi College Board voted 8-3.  Let 'em play.  The courts got involved. Then on game day, Loyola sent their bench warmers on a plane to Mississippi just in case they'd face injunctions or arrest at the airport and the starters would still be out of state.

When the dust settled, Loyola beat Mississippi State by 10 and went on to the March Madness Championship.

Now that was a Cinderella story.

Jeff Caplan, when he's not wordsmithing My Minute of News, hosts Jeff Caplan’s Afternoon News on KSL Newsradio in Salt Lake City, Utah. Follow him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JeffCaplanKSL/ and on Twitter @JeffCaplan.

Mar 30, 2018

In my lifetime, coffee has been bad then good then bad then good again. I  believe right now it's bad... and good. It's good for thwarting colon cancer, but it's bad for blood pressure.

Well, the American Heart Association has a new study and a new conclusion about exercise today.

Before you get all sweaty this weekend, Heart Association did a three-year study of nearly 5,000 men and women over the age of 40, who all wore fitness trackers.

The researchers discovered if you take a two-minute walk (two minutes and you do it 15 times a day), you'll live as long as the guy up the block who religiously sweats through a 30-minute walk each and every day.

Notice, they don't say you'll have the same endurance nor a heart that's as strong. Just that in the end, you'll live as long if you take two-minute walks 15 times a day.

Do the walk. Do the walk of life.

Park the car at the far end of the lot or bounce up and down the stairs a few times or walk to the mailbox. When the day is done, make sure it all totals up to 30 minutes.

You'll live longer. No Sweat. Just stay away from the coffee... I think.

Jeff Caplan, when he's not wordsmithing My Minute of News, hosts Jeff Caplan’s Afternoon News on KSL Newsradio in Salt Lake City, Utah. Follow him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JeffCaplanKSL/ and on Twitter @JeffCaplan.

Mar 28, 2018

A white woman in South Africa has been sentenced to prison for a racist rant against a black police officer who was trying to help her after a robbery.

She yelled a word at the officer that isn't commonly known in the United States. It's a word that in South Africa is so awful and offensive, they made it illegal to say. They call it "the k-word."

Vicki Momberg was given a three-year sentence, convicted of violating the dignity of the police officer with racially offensive comments.
She is the first South African ever to be put in prison for racist speech.

Jeff Caplan, when he's not wordsmithing My Minute of News, hosts Jeff Caplan’s Afternoon News on KSL Newsradio in Salt Lake City, Utah. Follow him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JeffCaplanKSL/ and on Twitter @JeffCaplan.

Mar 27, 2018

A Chinese Space Station has been circling earth for seven years now. It's been slowing down and very soon it's going to fall from orbit and plummet towards earth. Most of it will burn up but there's a very small chance some of it will survive the searing heat of re-entry and crash. (A very small chance.)

No space debris has ever hit a human being EXCEPT Lottie Mae Williams. Twenty years ago in Tulsa Oklahoma, Lottie Mae went for an early morning walk and saw a bright flash of light streak across the sky. A few minutes later, she thought someone was tapping her on the shoulder - but it was a piece of fiberglass from a Delta Rocket!

That's the story of the only human ever hit by a rocket.

The Chinese Satellite will pass over Utah at 8:30 tomorrow morning.

Jeff Caplan, when he's not wordsmithing My Minute of News, hosts Jeff Caplan’s Afternoon News on KSL Newsradio in Salt Lake City, Utah. Follow him on Facebook and on Twitter.

Mar 23, 2018

Ever heard of Byron Allen? He's a stand-up comic that was on the Tonight Show in the 80's. I would say he's a hustler. He started a celebrity talk show, a T.V. production company, and he owns a comedy websites. Now he's diversifying his business portfolio...by buying the Weather Channel.

Jeff Caplan's Minute of News is hosted by KSL NewsRadio's afternoon news host Jeff Caplan. KSL Newsradio is part of Bonneville Media and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah

Mar 22, 2018

A generation ago, China announced is was open for business. Lower wages and plenty of people to spare. The problem is that China made businesses create new businesses in China with the government as a 50-50 partner. This is the nightmare every businessman hates. President Donald Trump wants to change that.

Jeff Caplan's Minute of News is hosted by KSL NewsRadio's afternoon news host Jeff Caplan. KSL Newsradio is part of Bonneville Media and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah

Mar 20, 2018

Author Tim Krieder makes a very good point about the kids of Parkland, Florida in a New York Times editorial. They are fed up with school violence and that anyone scared enough to call them crisis actors or fakes is just missing something important.

Jeff Caplan's Minute of News is hosted by KSL NewsRadio's afternoon news host Jeff Caplan. KSL Newsradio is part of Bonneville Media and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah

Mar 19, 2018

The Cinderella team UMBC, aka: University of Maryland Backup College, beat first seed Virginia in the NCAA Tournement over the weekend. They are the first 16 seeded team to beat a number one seed. They then lost by seven to Kansas State. Is this the end of the Retrievers' story? Not by a long shot.

Jeff Caplan's Minute of News is hosted by KSL NewsRadio's afternoon news host Jeff Caplan. KSL Newsradio is part of Bonneville Media and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah

Mar 17, 2018

The guy in the White House, President Donald Trump, wants Oprah to run. The problem is, she's not into it. She's waiting for a sign and she got one courtesy of Jesus Christ...of Waterboro.

Jeff Caplan's Minute of News is hosted by KSL NewsRadio's afternoon news host Jeff Caplan. KSL Newsradio is part of Bonneville Media and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah

Mar 17, 2018

The first big upset of the NCAA Tournament occurred when Loyola beat Miami. Donte Ingram knocked down a three at the buzzer, but some would say he had help from Sister Jean. She's a 98 year old nun that stands at five feet tall and watches the game from her wheelchair. What you don't know, though, is how much of an impact she has on the team.

Jeff Caplan's Minute of News is hosted by KSL NewsRadio's afternoon news host Jeff Caplan. KSL Newsradio is part of Bonneville Media and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah

Mar 14, 2018

The New York times reports that Donald Trump was a restless baby in the womb, but was a calm child. You think I'm talking about the President, don't you? Nope. I'm talking about the one born to Jamila and Sayed Assadullah.

Jeff Caplan's Minute of News is hosted by KSL NewsRadio's afternoon news host Jeff Caplan. KSL Newsradio is part of Bonneville Media and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah

Mar 13, 2018

So, you're at the drug store buying Advil for your wife. Next thing you know, a Tylenol ad pops up on your Facebook feed...is Facebook listening to you through your phone? The answer is maybe, but they don't need to. They already know a lot more than you think thanks to your email address and GPS.

Jeff Caplan's Minute of News is hosted by KSL NewsRadio's afternoon news host Jeff Caplan. KSL Newsradio is part of Bonneville Media and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah

Mar 12, 2018

These are the last things former Nike executive Erik Hagerman remembers: James Comey is the FBI director, Charlottesville hasn't happened, nothing new has happened with North Korea, and he's completely unaware of the Las Vegas shooting, Roy Moore, or Stormy Daniels. He has literally shut himself out from the world.

Jeff Caplan's Minute of News is hosted by KSL NewsRadio's afternoon news host Jeff Caplan. KSL Newsradio is part of Bonneville Media and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah

Mar 12, 2018

If you take a trip to New York.  do not die there.  Don’t fall off a skyscraper.  Don’t get hit by a subway… don’t walk into traffic.  Stay alive.

Jeff Caplan's Minute of News is hosted by KSL NewsRadio's afternoon news host Jeff Caplan. KSL Newsradio is part of Bonneville Media and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah

Mar 9, 2018

Want to know what the new hot trend in office decor is? Filthy rich. Yes, I'm talking about $31,000 mahogany tables and $139,000 office doors. Let's go to Washington D.C. where HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke are leading this charge.

Jeff Caplan's Minute of News is hosted by KSL NewsRadio's afternoon news host Jeff Caplan. KSL Newsradio is part of Bonneville Media and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah

Mar 9, 2018

When you hear another country's national anthem, don't they all kind of sound the same? We may know the first two words in Canada's anthem, but that's about it. Germany, according to the New York Times, is trying to make their anthem gender neutral and it's causing a kerfluffle. Say what you want about ours, it avoids this particular pitfall.

Jeff Caplan's Minute of News is hosted by KSL NewsRadio's afternoon news host Jeff Caplan. KSL Newsradio is part of Bonneville Media and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah

Mar 7, 2018

There is a new status symbol in Silicon Valley...chickens. The Washington Post reports that the new, trendy humblebrag is having a dang chicken. The goal is to own the happiest chickens. To do that you need to secure a $20,000 coop, get an exotic breed, feed them organic salmon and steak, and produces pale-blue eggs. I'm not joking.

Jeff Caplan's Minute of News is hosted by KSL NewsRadio's afternoon news host Jeff Caplan. KSL Newsradio is part of Bonneville Media and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah

Mar 7, 2018

We've been told that we can't hear dog whistles. That's not really the case. I'll prove it. Also, I have the sound of a Jacobin hummingbird, the complete opposite of the dog whistle, courtesy of the New York Times. This all relates to racism, politics, and President Donald Trump. Confused? I'll explain.

Jeff Caplan's Minute of News is hosted by KSL NewsRadio's afternoon news host Jeff Caplan. KSL Newsradio is part of Bonneville Media and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah

Mar 7, 2018

How often have you gone to work, seen a coworker that's obviously sick, and wondered if they were contagious? Don't worry. I've gathered information from flu experts so you can plan accordingly.

Jeff Caplan's Minute of News is hosted by KSL NewsRadio's afternoon news host Jeff Caplan. KSL Newsradio is part of Bonneville Media and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah

Mar 7, 2018

For 28 years, the Simpsons have been poking fun at both liberals and conservatives. Almost three decades. Now think about this, the characters almost never look straight at the camera. Their expressions have always been to the left or right. No middle ground. Sound familiar?

Jeff Caplan's Minute of News is hosted by KSL NewsRadio's afternoon news host Jeff Caplan. KSL Newsradio is part of Bonneville Media and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah

Mar 6, 2018

Eva Marie Saint was brilliant during the Oscars. Did you see her? She was in a movie about a Russian submarine that runs aground off the coast of Massachusetts. The movie was set during the Cold War and was a comedy. Moviegoers loved it and it was screened at the Kremlin. It actually eased tensions a bit. My question is this, would a movie like this, set during the present, even be possible?

Jeff Caplan's Minute of News is hosted by KSL NewsRadio's afternoon news host Jeff Caplan. KSL Newsradio is part of Bonneville Media and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah

Mar 6, 2018

The JM Smucker Company, which makes Kibbles 'n Bits and Gravy Train, just issued a bizarre statement. Apparently, there is no dog meat in their dog food...but there was trace amounts of pentobarbital in their pet food. Do you know what that is? It's the stuff they use to euthanize pets.Yeah, this is real.

Jeff Caplan's Minute of News is hosted by KSL NewsRadio's afternoon news host Jeff Caplan. KSL Newsradio is part of Bonneville Media and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah

Mar 1, 2018

Allow me to introduce you to Claudia Soffer. She's sort of Instagram famous with 3-million followers. She's now apologizing for some racist tweets about former President Barack Obama...so what's her excuse? She was only 16. It sure doesn't help that she's the daughter of well-known and rabit anti-muslim activist Pamela Geller.

Jeff Caplan's Minute of News is hosted by KSL NewsRadio's afternoon news host Jeff Caplan. KSL Newsradio is part of Bonneville Media and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah

Mar 1, 2018

Apparently we've gone to war with Canada. The first assault came yesterday in Miami Gardens, Florida. Canada's Air Force was flying over Florida's coast when something sinister dropped from one of the planes...and into bed with Luce Rameau.

Jeff Caplan's Minute of News is hosted by KSL NewsRadio's afternoon news host Jeff Caplan. KSL Newsradio is part of Bonneville Media and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah

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