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North Korea, the IG report , Father’s day plus The World Cup 2018

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The IG report and North Korea were the big stories of the week……..Father ‘s Day and the dad crisis for many kids……World Cup 2018……..Happy # 75 Barry Manilow……..and a few other stories……..

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Source: North Korea, the IG report , Father’s day plus The World Cup 2018 06/17 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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June 17, 2018 at 8:00 pm

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Happy Father’s Day & a word about The World Cup

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June 17, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Happy # 70 Dave Concepcion

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We say happy birthday to David Concepcion, who was born in Venezuela on this day in 1948.    He turned into one of the greatest shortstops in NL history.    Dave broke in with the Reds in 1970 and was one of the key parts of the teams that won 4 NL titles and the World Series in 1975 & 1976.  

Dave was more than a great defensive infielder:  He hit .267 with 2,326 hits.    

In my opinion, Dave should be in the Hall of Fame, as Tyler Duma wrote in 2012:

There are 22 shortstops in the Hall of Fame as of 2012. When placed in that group of players, Concepcion ranks ninth in HR, 10th in SB, 11th in hits and RBI, 15th in SLG and 19th in AVG and OBP.

He won five Gold Gloves (four straight from 1974-77), back-to-back Silver Sluggers (1981-82) and made nine all-star teams (eight straight from 1975-82).    

Add to all of this that Concepcion was a quiet leader in a team that included Johnny Bench, Tony Perez, Joe Morgan and Pete Rose.    



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June 17, 2018 at 10:00 am

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Another Father’s Day and so many kids without fathers around

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As we celebrate Father’s Day, I thank God that I had a mentor in my life, the kind of man who understood what it means to be a father.  Not everyone is so lucky.  So let’s chat about the “father crisis” in many communities in the U.S.

Ten years ago, I cut out this article from the Wall Street Journal paper edition.  I saved it and look at it from time.  It was written by Juan Williams, author and Fox News contributor.  It is “The Tragedy of America’s Disappearing Fathers“:

The extent of the problem is clear.

The nation’s out-of-wedlock birth rate is 38%.

Among white children, 28% are now born to a single mother; among Hispanic children it is 50% and reaches a chilling, disorienting peak of 71% for black children.


According to the National Center for Health Statistics, nearly a quarter of America’s white children (22%) do not have any male in their homes; nearly a third (31%) of Hispanic children and over half of black children (56%) are fatherless.
This represents a dramatic shift in American life.

In the early 1960’s, only 2.3% of white children and 24% of black children were born to a single mom.

Having a dad, in short, is now a privilege, a ticket to middle-class status on par with getting into a good college.

Kids suffer without a father, no matter their color or last name.

Father’s Day is here.  Let’s remember a simple truth: we need men to be responsible fathers.

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June 17, 2018 at 6:08 am