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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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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 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.

Apr 2, 2018

It's a heavyweight battle for the ages.

In this corner, Tim Cook: a rail-thin man with Salt & Pepper hair and glasses. His strength: an Apple Pay wallet filled with 300 billion dollars stashed in foreign bank accounts.

His opponent in this epic battle - the challenger weighing in at 150 pounds soaking wet who has 50-billion in his wallet and is wearing the grey hoodie and a superior attitude - Mark Zuckerberg.

Let's get ready to argue!!!

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 2, 2018

It's tax season. You have two weeks to file and accountants are furiously cranking out tax returns. EXCEPT for Scott Foster. Foster is a 36 year old accountant in Oak Park, Illinois and he plays weekend hockey at a place called Johnny's Ice House. Last week, Foster was called in to be the standby goalie for the Chicago Black Hawks. The standby goalie is the one who sits around in case all the other real goalies get injured.

And it actually happened. The coach called him in to play and Foster saved the game! He had seven saves and was the star of the game.

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

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

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