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Hot News on Social Media Strategy Today on TalkWorthy Radio with Kim Power Stilson!

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Today on the TalkWorthy Radio Show talk with those who know something you may not about . . . Social Media Strategy!

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Kim Power Stilson interview Shahar and Nash Boyayan and Michele Scism for the at the Extreme Income Explosion Summit 2012 with the Buzz Boosters. Listen live on the Talk Worthy Radio show

Join host Kim Power Stilson as she talks with 4 savvy social media strategists — Bob “The Teacher” Jenkins, “The Results Lady” Michele Scism, and a mother daughter Buzz Boosters Team Shahar and Nash Boyayan – about the newest and more productive social media tools and strategies on the TalkWorthy Radio Show this Friday, May 3rd at 2 pm Mountain/ 4 pm EST on SiriusXM 143 BYU Radio!

Catch the TalkWorthy show repeats on Saturdays at 10 am Eastern/8 am Mountain and Mondays at 6 pm Eastern/ 4 pm Mountain on SiriusXM 143 and BYURadio.org. Get your show information on www.talkworthyradio.com.

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Kim Power Stilson on the TalkWorthy Radio Show which airs every Friday 4 pm Easter on SiriusXM 143 BYU Radio

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TalkWorthy Radio Talks about the Need for Speed and BYU’s Electric Blue

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Friday on the TalkWorthy Radio Show by talking with those who know something you may not about . . . the need for speed! 175 miles per hour in the Electric Blue Car! Listen in as Perry Carter, talks about the world land speed record set by the electric car designed by Brigham Young University engineering students. Join host Kim Power Stilson and her guest Retired BYU professor Perry Carter on the TalkWorthy Radio Show this Friday at 4 pm EST/ 2 pm Mountain Time on SiriusXM 143 BYU Radio

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An electric car designed and built by BYU engineering students set a world land speed record for its weight class, averaging 155.8 mph over its two required qualifying runs, one of which was clocked at 175 mph.

The milestone marks the end of a seven-year quest of more than 130 students, led by Perry Carter, who just retired as an associate professor.

“This is a wonderful closure to 31 years of teaching at BYU and many projects,” Carter said after the record was certified. “But this is the one that takes the cake. I’m done.”

“This is like Christmas morning,” said Jeff Baxter, a former student captain on the project who returned to Utah to witness the record-setting runs. “But like five Christmas mornings – or seven Christmas mornings!”

In land speed racing jargon, the car is called a streamliner, meaning it has a long, slender shape and enclosed wheels to reduce air resistance. Students custom-built the lightweight carbon fiber body after modeling it on a wind tunnel program on a computer. The aerodynamic performance and lithium iron phosphate batteries helped the car reach its high speeds.

With one inch of ground clearance and an extremely wide turning radius, the streamliner can run safely only in places like the Bonneville Salt Flats. Jim Burkdoll, president of the Utah Salt Flats Racing Association, drove the car on its two record-setting runs, certified by the Southern California Timing Association – Bonneville Nationals, Inc.

The streamliner, named “Electric Blue,” competes in the “E1” class, which includes cars weighing less than 1,100 pounds. Because electric cars rely on heavy batteries, engineering a speedy vehicle at such a light weight is very difficult. That’s why there were no prior certified speed runs for this class, although unofficial standards reached the 130s. The BYU team completed a qualifying run at 139 mph last year, but failed to complete the required second run when the car rolled, damaging the car’s body but not the driver’s.

About half the students who have worked on the streamliner program over the years have been manufacturing engineering technology majors, about 40 percent mechanical engineering majors, and the rest from various other disciplines. Many worked on the car as part of an annual capstone course, but most were unpaid volunteers. The primary sponsor of the project is Ira A. Fulton, after whom BYU’s College of Engineering and Technology is named.

Kelly Hales is a BYU electrical engineering major who came to BYU to prepare for a career working on electric cars. He joined the streamliner team and took over as student captain of the project when Baxter completed his BYU MBA in April and left to work for a space exploration company. Baxter is one of many alumni who have gone on to success in their careers – several working on electric cars or competitive car racing – after helping develop the streamliner.

“Students who study music need to give concerts, students who study dance need to perform, and students who study engineering need to engineer things and compete to see how they work,” said Carter, the team mentor. “Experiential education is a key aspect of every program.”

Bluebird’s Dog Afraid of Leash

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This weekend I decided to come out of my slump, a self-imposed slump brought on by the death of my dog Lucky, my best friend in the form of a great grey Irish Wolfhound with them most beautiful set of eyes you’ve ever seen on anyone – including Brad Pit.  Lucky died in a horrible tragic way which I still cannot write of and just three weeks later I am barely able to get out of bed without looking or calling for him.  He was that kind of dog and now I am alone.

So, since I started this post to share a funny experience I will move from my sadness over Lucky to talk about what most of us talk about after a death has robbed us, the effort of moving on! 

Lucky had a son, Sam, just 7 months and scheduled the day after Lucky’s death to go to his new home.  My husband called the folks coming to pick Sam up and said that his wife, ME, was not going to be able to let the puppy go that weekend but would call them soon.  (note my husband is hopeful to get rid of all the many dogs — we have 4! But an acre fenced yard and big hearts!)  Instead Sam, somehow he got titled that, stayed and I suspect has found his permanent home.  This is good because Daisy, Sam’s mother, has looked lost and sad since Lucky has not returned.  Daisy still looks for Lucky when I walk in the door.  It is so sad.)  Gee, again I digress.

So, since we have Sam and he was staying, i decided to pull my self out of slump and take Sam for a walk.  I had many walks with Lucky who was trained to not need a leash.  However, for Sam, being a puppy and all, I pulled out the leash.

Sam sniffed it and out we went.  I clicked the leash on Sam and he immediately hit the ground, full force full body and he is big!  I laughed thinking it was funny and called my husband.  Chad came out and helped me coax the dog who just sat their all big eyed cowering.  We tried treats, calling him warm fuzzy names and then finally strict commands and Sam never moved an inch, except to whine. 

Finally Chad, clicked off the leash, and in one electrifying moment, Sam split towards the house and into the open door behind us.  Now every time we open the door he hides and for a 120 pound huge beast that is virtually impossible but he tries anyway.

We laughed, the second laugh I have had (CK’s blog post was hilarious) and then we realized we had our work cut out for us.  Sam sees the leash and hides.  Walking him or getting him out the front door doesn’t look likely and camping trips impossible.  Help!

By the way, the “Talk the Dog” show I wassupposed to start on Planetary Streams radio is still on hold. Which is unfortunate because there are so many people who want to come on and share tips adn tricks (no pun intended) for dogs.  I think it would be amazing but with my heart still so freshly broken I can’t do it myself . . .  too soon, too hard!  If you know someone who can help me host this please comment and let me know.  Thank you!