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End your commute happy with Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry from The Nightside Project. Each episode features a feel-good #ZenHeadlines story submitted by the audience.
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Now displaying: June, 2018
Jun 29, 2018

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry talk about the crazy ways people try to haul loads on the roads after a mountain of student desks and assorted school furniture caught the attention of police this week as it made its way down a freeway.

The Massachusetts State Police said the tangle of chairs, desks and a filing cabinet was found on the back of a pickup truck on I-91 in Springfield.

The driver was ticketed for, well, the obvious. The unsecured and uncovered load posed a real danger to other people

Jun 29, 2018

Diego Maradona, Argentina's permanently drunk or high soccer mascot finally broke his silence as to his erratic and inappropriate behavior in the stands during the Fifa World Cup, he wasn't drunk or high, according to him.  Plus, justice served on a pervert in Wisconsin.   The 32-year-old had installed the device to take illicit photographs of women under their skirts.

Local police say he handed himself in but was not charged because he had not taken any images or video before the camera battery exploded and hurt him.  

Jun 28, 2018

Argentina soccer legend Diego Maradona was reportedly hospitalized after La Albiceleste scored late to beat Nigeria 2-1 on Tuesday and advance to the 2018 FIFA World Cup knockout stages. 

Maradona had been present for all three of Argentina's group games and was once again an animated figure at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow but had to be attended to by paramedics, plus a #zenheadlines story of the Japanese Yakuza who have fallen on tough times and have resorted to stealing watermelons to make quick cash. 

Jun 28, 2018
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard talk about a bold land grab that China is attempting.  Arid Northwest China is considering building a 1,000km pipeline to pump fresh water from Lake Baikal in Russia’s Siberia, reports Beijing-based Global Times. Baikal is the largest freshwater lake in the world by volume.  Russian officials are not happy that China is trying to reclaim the lake as theirs claiming that it used to be theirs.  

A 2015 report said the shores of Baikal are covered with rotting algae dangerous to its unique ecosystem.

Lake Baikal is increasingly contaminated by Spirogyra, which could pose a threat to the purity of its waters.

Spirogyra is not native to Baikal's ecosystem. It thrives on biological waste which, according to ecologists, comes from sewage facilities from several local holiday centers, as well as private boats.

Jun 27, 2018

Ethan Millard talks about a recent trip up the canyon when a man in a brand new Cadillac ignored the road workers and drove up the shoulder on the Canyon road to avoid sitting in the traffic waiting for a piece of equipment to come down from Snowbird.  These are actions of a BMW driver, not a Cadillacker.  Plus, Ethan and Alex Kirry talk about the insults in other languages and determine whether or not our insults are better or worse.     

Jun 26, 2018

Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard start off the episode with a discussion of some local politics as Ethan was asked to go on Michael Castner's show Wake Up Vegas in Las Vegas.  Then, Alex talks about his crazy neighbor who hates most people but loves Disney.  

A mixed-race family of eight are asking Blue Bell Ice Cream to change the name of a popular chocolate and vanilla ice cream flavor, The Great Divide, to be more inclusive.

Traci Schmidley, her husband, and their brood of six children were sitting down for an ice cream party at their Louisiana home to celebrate the end of the week when their children pointed out what they called an obvious racially charged flavor of ice cream. 

Jun 26, 2018

Salt Lake City firefighters say due to dry weather and the threat of wildfires, fireworks restrictions are more strict than usual for 2018.  There are no fireworks allowed East of 900 East, west of Redwood Road and north of South Temple. Fireworks are likewise prohibited at all times at all city parks and city properties.

The fire department says those who violate the restrictions may face a fine of up to $1,000.  Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard lament the fact that Alex will have to go down to 9th East to set off his aerial fireworks with his kids.  Sheesh.  Plus, a #zenheadlines story that is kind of a big DILL as a Pickle Festival is getting all sorts of attention in Boston.  

Jun 20, 2018

A man in Finland started his house on fire as he tried to drive a snake from his garden.  He sprayed it with gasoline which was ignited by a nearby hot lawnmower.

The fire department saved his home, but it was a close one. 

Ethan Millard is joined again by Scott Mitchell

The Zen Headline comes from the Ace Hardware in Sugar Grove Illinois.  Mark Driscoll, owner, says a man tried on a pair of work gloves and accidentally left his wedding ring jammed into one of the fingers.

They're looking for the owner.

 

Jun 19, 2018

Scott Mitchell joins Ethan Millard to talk about DeDe Phillips of Hart County Alabama who was attacked by a bobcat.  She strangled it with her bare hands.

 

Jun 19, 2018

Ethan Millard is joined by Scott Mitchell.

Scott played in the NFL for the Miami Dolphins and the Detroit Lions.  He still holds all the quarterback records at the University of Utah.  

They talk about Fathers Day and whether joke gifts are really appropriate.  

They also talk about the 86 year old mayor of Ruso North Dakota
Bruce Lorenz.  He was just re- elected with 100% of the votes in a turnout of 100%.  There are 3 registered voters.  Good win.

 

Jun 18, 2018

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry, In a bid to understand both sides of the debate on use of electric shock collars on dogs, talk about Ethan's decision to use the collars on his terrible barking dogs who wake up neighbors and ruin sleep around the neighborhood with their uncontrollable barking.  Ethan seems to be fine with it but what does the American Veterinary Association say about them?  Ethan doesn't really care, Judy and Jack and are going to get the shocks.  

Jun 16, 2018

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry discuss the exciting news this week of the USA, Mexico and Canada landing the co-hosting responsibilities of the World Cup in 2026.  Denver is mentioned among the 24 other cities vying for a shot to host matches but Ethan argues with Alex that Salt Lake City is much more of a qualified host city for such a big event.  Turning everyone on the Mile-High city so that FIFA can realize how big of a soccer town Salt Lake City and the State of Utah is.  Alex isn't so sure.   

Jun 15, 2018

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry hit the airwaves as they do every Friday Morning with Brian Martin and Amanda Dickson on KSL Newsradio to play News Masters of the Universe.  This week, the topics range from the Congressional Baseball game, Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un and North Korea to Father's Day Spending habits of Americans.  Do you have what it takes to Master the News with Ethan and Alex?  

Jun 15, 2018

Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard talk about the latest local news report out of Kansas City that had them a bit disturbed.  Two deer died Sunday night after jumping from above Trader Joe’s at Ward Parkway Shopping Center in the Kansas City Suburbs.Witnesses described the area as the roof of the store, but a spokesman for the center said it was the catwalk above the store. According to police, someone came out of a door where the deer were located and likely startled them. 

Jun 14, 2018

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry deliver a video #zenheadlines story when Sportsmanship stole the show during a Minnesota high school baseball game last week. Pitcher Ty Koehn struck out his childhood friend, Jack Kocon, who was playing for the opposing team. The pitch won the game for Koehn's Mounds View High School team and his fellow players ran onto the field to celebrate the win.  But instead of joining the party, Koehn walked in the opposite direction, towards Kocon, and gave him a big hug. 

Jun 13, 2018

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry tackle this story...Do you know what Mitt Romney’s favorite meat is? How about his second favorite meat?  He's just a regular old American when it comes to meat. Romney revealed his mystery meat passions in a piece on his Senate run in the Washington Examiner.  Romney — who had an estimated net worth of $250 million during the 2012 presidential race — clearly wanted to show that he’s a man of the people with a casual and completely natural aside, he loves Hot Dogs and Burgers.  Plus, the zenheadlines story of a Polish Sheep Dog who nursed an abandoned bunny back to health in his backyard in Poland and has been raising the bunny like one of her own pups.  

Jun 12, 2018

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry are facinated by one aspect of the metting between US President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un.  He's staying in one of the world's finest five star hotels, but Kim Jong Un still brought a toilet with him to Singapore. Kim does so because according to one North Korean military defector, the leader's "excretions contain information about his health status so they can’t be left behind."  Defector, not defecator.  Plus, Dominos Pizza is Paving roads in some towns this summer. who won't pay to have them filled because they want to pave the way for their pizza delivery drivers.  

Jun 11, 2018

Ethan is joined by guest host Chris Holifield of the I Am Salt Lake podcast.

They talk about the Air Force officer who went missing 35 years ago.

William Howard Hughes Jr. was discovered living as Barry O'Beirne in California.  He might go to prison for desertion.  He had a lot of access to top secret stuff, so there was some worry he had defected to the Soviet Union.

The #ZenHeadlines story for this episode is about Anthony Bourdain.

This story was relayed on Twitter by Evan Benn, Editor in Chief of Miami Herald.

When on a book tour, he was approached by a small boy named Evan Pina White who was suffering from cancer.  Evan asked for Anthony to give him a recommendation of a country to go and visit when he was in remission.  Bourdain recommended Spain then quietly worked behind the scenes to make sure it happened.

What a guy.

Jun 8, 2018

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry talk about the creepy photo of a poster with directions for what kindergartners should do in the event of a lockdown drill — written to the tune of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” — is going viral online.  Georgy Cohen told The Boston Globe she shared the photo on Twitter after coming across the “jarring” poster in her 5-year-old daughter’s classroom at Somerville Public School in Massachusetts.  Plus, zenheadlines brings us a story of a road in Maine that has been closed due to the amount of caterpillar guts on the road.  

Jun 7, 2018

In a rare moment of making fun of current politics, Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry couldn't get enough of the latest Scott Pruitt (EPA head) Mattress sale allegations and had to make a fake commercial for themselves.  Plus, the audio of Pruitt responding to questions of whether or not he used his office to try to help his wife get a “business opportunity” with Chick-fil-A, while a close aide abruptly resigned amid new ethics allegations against her boss.  

Jun 6, 2018

Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard start the show up today with Ethan regaling us with a story of him hiking with his son and his friends in the Boy Scout troop near him up into the Wasatch Mountain range where they found a nice Samsung phone in the latrine and had to decide how they were going to return it to the owner.  Plus, a zenheadlines story of a girl who got her teddy bear back but this was no ordinary teddy... 

Jun 6, 2018

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry watch a video of Brooke Walker on KSL TV's Studio 5 as she indulges in the Sweet treat of some popcorn that is also a protein boost.  Then things get a little weird for the guys who end up stuck inside the video commentary and are unable to get out.  If you have a Studio 5 recipe that you want them to review, go ahead and give them an email.  nightside@ksl.com also, PLEASE HELP THEM, THEY ARE STUCK INSIDE THE TV at KSL BROADCAST HOUSE!! 

Jun 5, 2018

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry talk about some breaking news regarding the Miss America Pageant. The beauty pageant is scrapping its swimwear segment and will no longer judge competitors on physical appearance.  The evening gown section is also being axed, with contestants asked to wear something that makes them feel good and expresses their personal style instead.  Plus, a zenheadlines story of a boy suing a restaurant for age discrimination.  

Jun 5, 2018

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry from the Nightside Project discuss this story where a newspaper in Ohio reports 44-year-old Robin Garlock received wounds to both shoulders while trying to retrieve a handgun he'd hidden inside the broiler unit of his oven. Police say Garlock put the gun in the broiler because children were coming over. His girlfriend, unaware of the gun's presence, turned on the oven Sunday to bake. Plus, A Zenheadlines story of a police woman saving an abandoned newborn in India by breastfeeding the child while she was on-duty.  

Jun 4, 2018

An Emu known as "The Bird" has once again escaped his captors in Maine.  Police, animal control officers, and volunteers searched Lisbon, Maine for the bird and eventually found him

The Philadelphia Zoo lost four peacocks who were found wandering along a highway.  One was dead and two were recovered.  The fourth is still missing.

We also had a great Zen Headline #zenheadlines

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