TUESDAY 5-1-18

1.      New Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized the Iran nuclear deal during a Middle East trip.  At a joint news conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Pompeo said the U.S. will withdraw from the International Nuclear Agreement with Iran if it's not renegotiated.  Netanyahu is also accusing Iran of lying and of violating terms of the nuclear accord it signed in 2015 and said Iran has obtained all the elements of a nuclear weapons program.  Do you think the Iran nuclear deal will get blown up?


2.      There is a growing chorus of support for the idea of President Donald Trump winning the Nobel Peace Prize if things continue to go so positively when it comes to denuclearization in North Korea. On Monday, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said that Trump deserves to win a Nobel Peace Prize for his role in the North Korean talks. Moon recently met with Kim Jong-un and the two countries announced that they would be moving to officially end the Korean War. The North Koreans have also vowed to shut down a nuclear site in May.  President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, Jimmy Carter in 2002, Woodrow Wilson in 1919 and Theodore Roosevelt in 1906. Could you see Trump winning the award?


3.      Microsoft Founder Bill Gates is launching a $12 million challenge for research on universal flu vaccines.  Gates said the goal is to encourage bold thinking by the world's best scientists.  Do flu shots work?  Do you think scientists will be able to find a vaccine that does work on all strains of the flu?


4.      Eating chocolate can boost your health and your mood as long as it's the real stuff.  A recent university study says eating chocolate with at least 70% cacao can help lower stress and boost mood, memory, and immunity. Also, the flavonoids in cacao can help with brain and heart health due to their anti-inflammatory properties.  Scientists say the higher the cacoa content, the better. Will a chocolate bar a day keep the doctor away?


5.      It’s game one of the Cavs-Raptors Eastern Conference semi-final game in Toronto.   WTAM’s coverage begins at 6 as Nick Camino broadcasts live from the Cavs Watch Party, tip off at 8 p.m.   The Raptors are the #1 seed in the east and are favored.  Who would you put your money on?


6.      Migrants marched from Central America to the United States-Mexico border in Tijuana seeking asylum.  The migrants say they want a better life for themselves and their children but President Trump has instructed the Secretary of Homeland Security not to let them in the country.  Do you think the caravan is being used as a political pawn?


7.      A new survey of two-thousand Americans found that 16% would have sex with a robot frequently if they could and the survey says they would be willing to pay nearly than $1,700 for a sex robot.  How soon do you think it will be until we have artificial intelligence sex robots? Do you foresee them becoming main stream?


8.      The “Fearless Girl” statue in New York City is getting a new home outside the New York Stock Exchange facing the building.  The art work was installed last year by a Boston based firm to encourage more companies to put women on their boards.  It is symbolic that she will be facing down the New York Stock Exchange?  Have you seen or heard about the “Fearless Girl”?


9.      The latest ABC News/Washington Post Poll shows a sharp rise in the number of Americans who say that creating new laws to try to prevent gun violence should take priority over protecting gun rights. 62-percent of Americans now support banning assault weapons, up a dozen points just since mid-February. More, 72 percent, support raising the legal age to buy long guns to 21. And 85 percent back so-called red flag laws allowing the police to confiscate weapons from people deemed by a judge to be a danger to themselves or others. Do you think the numbers are on accurate reflection of how people feel?


10.   Forrest Fenn, the 87-year-old art dealer who claims to have hidden chest filled with gold nuggets and precious gems, says it may be 1,000 years from now before treasure hunters find the fortune.   Fenn said in 2010 that he hid the chest somewhere in the Rocky Mountains which is a 3,000 mile range. He said that as many as 350,000 people have searched for the bounty with no luck.  Do you think he really hid millions in the mountains?

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