Good Tuesday morning! Here’s what we’ll be talking about today on Your Wake Up Call. You can listen to the show every weekday from 6 a.m. – 10 a.m. on AM 820 News in Tampa and 1190 News in Orlando. You can chime in at any time by calling 1-866-977-4820.
Bowe Bergdahl is Back At Work
He’s undergone six weeks of therapy and counseling and now Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has returned to work. He’s been assigned to Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, but his time in the spotlight might not be over. A military investigation into his disappearance from an outpost in Afghanistan is still going on and controversy surrounds the prisoner exchange that apparently led to his release from Taliban captivity. ABC’s Jim Ryan is in Texas to update the Bergdahl story at 6:25.
Obama To Push Infrastructure Investment
Anyone driving on summer vacation year is acutely aware of gas prices, and road construction, and President Obama is pivoting back to his argument that the govt must do more to keep America’s infrastructure in good shape. He begins a series of events to highlight potential govt spending on road and bridge repairs, while Republican leaders in the House claim “the wheels are coming off” the Obama administration on domestic and foreign challenges. Plus a new ABC News-Washington Post survey on what the public thinks about the Obama immigration fix, and the performance on the issue by each side of the aisle. ABC News correspondent Ann Compton joins us from the White House at 7:10.
New Study Says You Might Live Longer Because of Your Gas
Not sure if this is good or bad news for spouses and significant others around the world – or your chances of finding one, if you’re single – but a new study says passing wind could have life-lengthening health benefits. Scientists in the UK say hydrogen sulfide, the toxic compound with a stench often compared to rotten eggs, can help strengthen cells and ward off many diseases, including diabetes, stroke, heart failure, and dementia. More veggies anyone? ABC News correspondent Scott Goldberg joins us at 7:35.
Church of England Votes in Favor of Female Bishops
The Church of England has voted to allow women to enter its top ranks as bishops. The Church’s national assembly, known as the General Synod, approved the historic measure at its meeting in York in northern England. It had the support of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Prime Minister. The vote comes two years after similar legislation failed to reach a two-thirds majority among the Synod’s lay members. ABC News correspondent Tom Rivers joins us at 8:10.
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