Gabatron Morning Briefing – 4-20-15: Meet The New Neighbors

Senator Shaheen from New Hampshire has introduced the Women on the Twenty Act, aimed at putting an American woman on the $20 bill. The idea would be to get the new bills ready to go by 2020, the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, which granted women the right to vote. Who would be your pick?

John Hinkley, the man who shot President Reagan is spending more and more time out of his hospital. He spends about 17 days a month at his mother’s house. His mom lives on a golf course in the middle of Colonial Williamsburg and not far from Busch Gardens.

A couple inadvertently learned that the sperm donor for their child was schizophrenic, dropped out of college and had been arrested for burglary. The sperm bank claimed that he had an IQ of 160, an undergraduate degree in neuroscience and a master’s degree in artificial intelligence, and was pursuing a Ph.D. in neuroscience engineering.

Ben Affleck was a guest on the PBS show “Finding Your Roots” a while back and learned that his family once owned slaves. What we just learned from the hacked Sony emails is that he tried to get PBS to sweep that whole slave ownership thing under the rug.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is looking for caretakers for the ghost town in Garnet, Montana. You’ll get a furnished cabin and a food stipend. The bad news is that you’ll have to live without things like running water and social media.

Each morning Keith Conrad will give you a few stories useful for starting conversations around the water cooler at work. Assuming that your office actually has a water cooler.

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