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My Minute of News with Jeff Caplan

KSL Newsradio's Jeff Caplan offers his own unique spin on the fun, quirky things that happen alongside the news.
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Now displaying: April, 2018
Apr 27, 2018

So, have you heard about the Facebook lottery? Mark Zuckerberg decided to give away millions of dollars to 20 lucky Facebook users, and you...

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 www.facebook.com/JeffCaplanKSL/ and on Twitter @JeffCaplan.

Apr 27, 2018

This is award winning poet and author Marilyn Nelson. She's from a military family. Her award wining books are for young adults, many are about black teenagers growing up in the 1950's.

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 www.facebook.com/JeffCaplanKSL/ and on Twitter @JeffCaplan.

Apr 25, 2018

This is Dylan McWilliams, bellyflopping into a stream and grabbing a huge salmon with his bare hands. The Aussie accent is fake.

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 www.facebook.com/JeffCaplanKSL/ and on Twitter @JeffCaplan.

Apr 25, 2018

Chances are, you caught some of the game last night? Thrilling finish, and right to bed, bet you didn't stay up for the post game interview, which were eye-opening.

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 www.facebook.com/JeffCaplanKSL/ and on Twitter @JeffCaplan.

 

Apr 24, 2018

Last week, Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon. richest man in America, revealed the weird way amazon, conducts meeting.

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 www.facebook.com/JeffCaplanKSL/ and on Twitter @JeffCaplan.

Apr 24, 2018

Do you know what Barbie sounds like when she talks? I had no idea,This is voice interactive Barbie, she's been around for a couple years.

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 www.facebook.com/JeffCaplanKSL/ and on Twitter @JeffCaplan.

Apr 21, 2018

When you go to a hotel, are you one of those people who cleans the room, so the maid won't see what a slob you are? Yeah. This Minute is not for you. 

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 www.facebook.com/JeffCaplanKSL/ and on Twitter @JeffCaplan.

Apr 20, 2018

Bad Accident. Her parachute didn't open. Okay let's go back to the beginning. Emma tries sky diving, hitched up to an expert.

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 www.facebook.com/JeffCaplanKSL/ and on Twitter @JeffCaplan.

Apr 20, 2018

We glorify fighter pilots. About the same time you were at the movies watching Maverick and Goose in Top Gun, Tammy Jo Schultz was in the cockpit if a Navy Jetfighter.

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 www.facebook.com/JeffCaplanKSL/ and on Twitter @JeffCaplan.

Apr 18, 2018

Over the weekend I downloaded my Facebook data. Supposedly everything they have on me. It was easy to do. You can google the instructions.

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 www.facebook.com/JeffCaplanKSL/ and on Twitter @JeffCaplan.

Apr 14, 2018

Monday, this guy, is running in the Boston Marathon, His name is Tim Don. One of the word's greatest triathletes, he was bike riding six months ago, on a training run, when he was hit by a car and broke his neck.

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 www.facebook.com/JeffCaplanKSL/ and on Twitter @JeffCaplan.

Apr 14, 2018

It's certainly news, that the early bird gets the worm. That proverb is 350 years old. But wait I think it might be news, after a new new study of nearly a half a million people, showing that night owls are more likely to die before early birds. 10 percent more likely.

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 www.facebook.com/JeffCaplanKSL/ and on Twitter @JeffCaplan.

Apr 13, 2018

Mayo-chup. That's right, Heinz, the ketchup people they're ready to put something called Mayo-Chup in stores.

A combination of Mayonaise and Ketchup.

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 www.facebook.com/JeffCaplanKSL/ and on Twitter @JeffCaplan.

Apr 12, 2018

Now Prince Harry's Wedding is being planned with a lighter touch. Maybe you're asking, who cares? Yes, we'll get hours and hours of live coverage on cable and TV. Comic John Oliver says there's a reason why.

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 @JeffCaplan.

Apr 12, 2018

Tasha Lynn Schlecher... had an open bottle of whiskey on the car seat and she was completely out of it - bloodshot, glassy-eyed... when cops came. 

 

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 www.facebook.com/JeffCapKSL/ and on Twitter @JeffCaplan. 

Apr 10, 2018
I'm blessed with good health. Or at least I was... til this morning when I learned that I suffer from Misophonia. Have you ever done this. You stumble onto a webpage... they describe the symptoms... and your heart skips a beat. That's me.
 
Jeff Caplan, when he's not wordsmithing My Minute of News, Host Jeff Caplan's Afternoon News on KSL Newsradio in Salt Lake  City, Utah. Follow him on Facebook www.facebook.com/JeffCaplanKSL/ and on Twitter @JeffCaplan. 
Apr 9, 2018

Patrick Reed won the Masters and apparently he is not a nice guy. He was thrown out of the University of Augusta Golf Team for cheating and a book claims he was tossed out of the University of Georgia for underage drinking. There are even allegations of stealing. And yesterday he said he used resentment to push through the final few holes. To make the heroes glow you need a villain, and it looks like they've found one in a hot pink polo shirt. 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.

Apr 9, 2018

Marcos Rodriguez Pantoja was abandoned in the mountains as a seven year old. He lived with the wolves until he was 19 and was then discovered by police in Spain. He is now 72 years old and wishes he could go back to the animals. 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 www.facebook.com/JeffCaplanKSL and on Twitter @JeffCaplan.

Apr 6, 2018

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.

Apr 5, 2018

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.

Apr 5, 2018

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.

Apr 5, 2018

It was the granddaddy of all science fictions movies and it came out 50 years ago this week. There were no laser blasts and no storm troopers. 2001: A Space Oddessey captured the vast loneliness of space as a solitary astronaut grappled with a soft-spoken onboard computer that was trying to sabotage his mission.

HAL, the computer in the movie, was maybe the first talking computer ever depicted in a film -- at least the first that didn't have one of those silly electronic voices. 

He had a warm reassuring voice that was unaccented or maybe vaguely Canadian. Do you see where I'm going with this yet?

Actor Douglas Rain, the voice of HAL, left us the prototype for a what a computer voice should sound like. The same cadence, warmth, and reassuring manner is now used by Siri and Alexa.

Happy 50th to Siri's grandpa HAL.

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 at @JeffCaplan.

 

Apr 4, 2018

Let me introduce you to a guy named Steve Low. You might find him scary.

Steve lives in South Carolina and is running for Congress. But, wait... why is he holding those 5 yellow balls? Oh, he's juggling! And he's good! This is the strangest campaign I've ever seen. It turns out that Steve Low is a former clown who's running for Congress. This guy is not a creepy birthday party clown, either. He's an Ivy League graduate who went to Dartmouth. And Clown College. And Steve was a clown with the Ringling Brothers circus for years. But in South Carolina where he's running, the most terrifying part is that Steve Lowe's a Democrat -- and he also favors gun control. It worked for Bernie Sanders! He's hoping to join the circus on capitol hill, but this clown knows that in a red state, he's trying to tame elephants. I have no doubt we'll elect a bunch of clowns in November, but probably not this one.

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.

Apr 3, 2018

Steven Hawking gave humanity one last gift on his way to eternity. His funeral was held Saturday at a church in Cambridge, England. An eclectic mix of mourners attended. Elon Musk was there. Eddie Redmayne, the actor who won an Oscar for portraying Hawking, was there. Brian May, the guitarist from Queen who is also an astrophysicist, was there.

At the funeral, it was announced that Hawking's final gift to the world was a simple one. He paid for the local food bank to treat everyone to a nice Easter Dinner; a hot meal for the homeless with centerpieces on the tables and a note tucked inside each that said: "today's lunch is a gift from Steven."

All that genius, all that science, and Steven Hawking's last gift was a gift of love. Crazy little thing.

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.

Apr 3, 2018

I've read that in other countries, when someone gives you money, you have to wash it to make sure it's clean. I used to wonder why, but now I know.

Researchers in New York put a bunch of dollar bills beneath a microscope and found almost 400 different species of bacteria. The New York Times reported that researchers from Switzerland smeared snot from kids with the flu on a dollar bill. That flu virus survived on the dollar for 12 days! No wonder some people clean money! But not in the washing machine because hot water can mess up the security features. Experts recommend a process that requires high pressure and heated carbon dioxide. And if you're really obsessive, you can iron out the crinkles.

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.

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