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Morning Express with Robin Meade

A fast, personal, and smart blend of all the news you want in the morning. We call it "News in the Fast Lane." So buckle up.

Mario Armstrong's Apps to keep kids learning over the summer

- about 150,000 videos are watched everyday by students to help them with a variety of subjects
- covers K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities with playlists on finance and history.
- every single problem can be broken down, step-by-step, with one click. If you need more help, you can always watch a related video.
- get badges as rewards, some students spend hour after hour watching physics videos to earn Khan Academy badges.

2. Brainpop:
- creates animated, curriculum-based content
- include movies, quizzes, experiments, timelines, activity pages for hundreds of topics
- content is aligned to academic standards

Friday Morning Express preview: Does 'enhanced' version of Zimmerman's 911 call shed any light on Trayvon Martin's death?

It's Good Friday and I hope you get some time with your family this weekend. What will you be doing?
Don't let my "Eastery" outfit scare ya this morning. It's a little... peachy.
Ready to get informed for the ride to work?

Did George Zimmerman use racial slurs moments before shooting Trayvon Martin? Check out the new interpretation of the 911 call.
You listen and decide.
Speaking of listening... there's new tape allegedly showing a former saints coordinator encouraging players to hurt the opposition. Do you get the feeling from the tape that it was overt or disguised as encouragement?
And still more "gotcha"-type tape emerging.
This time listen to employees joke about the overspending scandal, in the federal agency in charge of *saving* money.
Playoffs in college football? Yes please! Get in on this debate of whether the BCS should look more like March Madness.
The Masters is under way...the azaleas are blooming. Watch for info on whether Tiger Woods is flowering into a champion.
And then, see if there's someone like this in your family this holiday weekend:
Baby boomers are spoiling their grandkids like never before.
Okay gang! Let me know when ya pick up the deluxe version of my debut album (she's a sanger? Yes... and I'm not sure, but I think that's better than a singer!) at iTunes right now or in the candle aisle at Walmart. Two new songs have been added! One is a Beatles cover! One is about a killer bride! Produced by the fabulous Victoria Shaw.

'Morning Express with Robin Meade' Wednesday preview: A Santorum surprise - he sweeps the south

Ready to rally this Wednesday morning?

Here's an empowering thought
You may not able to choose what happens to you, but you can choose how you react.
Hope that helps today :)

Husband acquitted in honeymoon murder trial

Husband acquitted in honeymoon murder trial

An Alabama man accused of killing his wife while they were scuba diving has been acquitted on all charges.

The judge said Thursday that there’s just not enough evidence to prove Gabe Watson killed his bride, Tina, of 11 days while the couple was honeymooning in Australia.

Bob Van Dillen's National Forecast for Wednesday

I’m watching two storms in the Lower 48 this morning, one in the East and One in the West.

A storm centered over the Great lakes has a cold front extending towards the Gulf Coast with rain and storms popping up all around. LA/MS seems to be getting the strongest storms this morning, but it could edge into TN, AL later today. Pockets of rain are sliding north through the OH valley and into the NE as well. Cold air trapped at the surface in New England has the rain switching to sleet, freezing rain, and all snow in ME. 3-7” is possible in northern ME today.

New Year's workout resolution tips – Bob Greene on motivation and fending off boredom

You may have a New Year's resolution to get fit... but a lot of people throw in the towel after only a few workouts. Health expert Bob Green talked to Robin Meade about how to get motivated to Live Better Now.

Robin: I think a lot of us need a little bit of motivation to get started on an exercise routine and then to keep on our exercise routine. How can we keep motivated?

Thoughts for a Thursday – Morning Express with Robin Meade preview: France paying for tens of thousands of breast implant removals

Morning... cool last-minute gift idea for the organized person in your life who lives by lists: The boogie board.
It’s a $40 LCD screen scribble pad. Saves a few trees. I got it for someone on my list who lists what outfits to wear for each day on a vacation. No joke!
On the show this morning:
*Wal-Mart is taking some infant formula off its shelves after a baby died. Nobody is saying there’s a direct link, but tune in for more on what "Enfamil" is being tested for.
Here's what you need to know now: The lot number of the formula is: ZP1K7G.
If you still have questions, call Enfamil directly at 1-800-BABY-123 (800-222-9123).
Hear from the dude who had to help a mom give birth in the back seat of a pickup truck in the middle of a snowstorm.
(Better yet, let's hear from the mom!)
*France is *paying* for tens of thousands of women to have their breast implants *removed.* It’s because of a cancer risk with a certain type of implant.
We ask if they were used in the U.S.
*This is such a waste!
A guy won a $350,000 Lamborghini… and promptly crashed it!
Everyone is okay, but geeeez.
If you haven't sent your Christmas gifts, get a move on! You'll see what "busy" means to one of the big shipping companies on its busiest day of the year!
They're pulling a Cover Girl ad featuring Taylor Swift, all under the umbrella of "truth in advertising".
Check out what pointy heads felt was misleading.
How do you feel about the payroll tax cut fight in Washington? Sound off on our facebook page, send us an email, or tweet me directly: @RobinMeade
Talk with you soon.

Robin's Morning Express preview: 9th Sandusky accuser comes forward, wet Wednesday in the south, 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor...

How are you doing today? I hope great!

On the show today:
A 9th accuser has come forward to make allegations against former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.
This boy says he was 12 when the abuse happened.. and it’s linked to Sandusky’s charity. Every angle on this story online:
A big rain storm is cooking in the South. And as it moves, Bob says it’s going to turn to snow!!
Tune in as we examine the storm’s path to see if it’s coming over your back yard.
Wow, was this elaborate!
Check out the big surprise for the family of one military member… and all the planning that went into it.
For more military homecomings and salutes click over to
Here's a 4-letter word you don’t mind saying:
FREE!!!… as in shipping.
And it’s apparently part of the deals in your holiday shopping.
An airline wasn’t playing games – but Alec Baldwin was.
And that's allegedly what got him booted from his flight.
Get both sides of the story right here.
It’s the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack.
You’ll see how survivors are remembering the day and those lost.
It’s hard to imagine what our heroes from that generation went through.
Today, Blago learns his jail time for trying to sell President Obama’s old senate seat.
THIS should be interesting when he addresses the court.
Lady Gaga at the White House. Did she find any little "monsters" there?
It’s time to start the music to start the show. So see you then.

Wednesday "Morning Express" preview: Police 'evicting' Occupy protests in L.A. and Philly

Man, cruddy sleep last night. All makeup hands on deck to fix this sheet-marked face. Ha!
New from overnight:

Police encircled the Occupy camp in LA outside city hall, and tensions mounted as they got ready to boot the protestors.
See the outcome there and in Philly, where similar Occupy evictions are underway.
How do YOU think the cities are handling the Occupy protestors?
Tweet me @robinmeade or go to to link to our Facebook or e-mail.
Michael Jackson’s doctor has gotten the maximum sentence of 4 years after the judge seemed to throw the book at him.
But will Conrad Murray really serve his full sentence?
More on how SHORT his stay could be.

Robin Meade's Tuesday preview – too soon for Christmas trees?


I’ll admit it: I started putting up my Christmas trees around the house. I'm the house people drive by, point at, and mumble, "Morons!"