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  • Fri, 20 Apr 2018 22:51:08 +0000

    Goldrush Festival returns for another season of dance and hip hop

    Another big event has been added to the fall music festival line-up!

    Relentless Beats have announced that the Goldrush Music Festival will return this fall, a bit earlier than last year.

    This year’s edition of the two-day event, which takes over Rawhide Western Town in Chandler, will take place on Saturday and Sunday, September 28 and 29, and not November.

    So why the change? According to Relentless Beats owner Thomas Turner, it’s because the company wanted to create some breathing room between its other fall festivals, including Boo! Arizona in late October and Decadence in late December.

    Besides moving up a couple of months on the calendar, not much else about Goldrush has changed. It will still feature a wild-west theme, multiple stages, and a variety of activities. More importantly, Goldrush will feature a mix of electronic dance music artists, DJs, and hip-hop artists.

    When it comes to who will be performing at this year’s festival, Relentless Beats is keeping that under wraps, at least until later this month. Turner says they’ll announce the first phase of the Goldrush’s lineup within the next two weeks.

    We’ll keep you informed on The Morning Beat with Steve and Jeff on 88.7 The Pulse.

    Be sure to listen to ticket giveaways as well!

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  • Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:43:21 +0000

    These tricks will keep thieves empty handed and bewildered

    Ever wondered where the best place in your home is to hide your valuables?

    Thanks to the Justice Network, we have a few suggestions that may help.

    First off, hollowed out books are a great place to keep money. Make sure you have a lot of them. Most thieves won’t waste their time in a bookcase.

    How about expensive jewelry? Officer Ralph Woolfolk suggests storing them in the back of your freezer, a place burglars won’t even think twice to look. It’s also where The Morning Beat radio personality, Steve’s grandma keeps her loot!

    You can find more safety tips here.

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  • Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:31:12 +0000

    World’s hottest pepper sends man to hospital with thunderclap headache after hot pepper eating contest

    A maker of the fiery Carolina reaper hot pepper is defending distributing the pepper after a man became hospitalized from eating the pepper, the UK’s Sky News reported.

    The Carolina reaper was named the world’s hottest pepper last year by the Guinness Book of World Records.

    The pepper is rated at 2.2 million Scoville heat units. By comparison, the bite of a jalapeno is rated up to 8,000 Scoville heat units. A mercilessly spicy habanero is rated up to 300,000 Scoville heat units.

    An article in last week’s British Medical Journal claimed that a 34-year-old man was brought in to emergency care for consuming the pepper during a hot pepper eating contest.

    The man experienced “thunderclap” headaches.

    The report also claimed the man’s arteries had constricted after consuming the pepper.

    Salvatore Genovese, a grower and distributor of the Carolina reaper, said the pepper should be eaten “correctly,” according to the Sky News. “It’s not really designed to… just plonk it in your mouth and eat it,” Genovese said. “I would never do that and I wouldn’t recommend it. ”

    So what exactly do you do with the planet’s hottest pepper? He says just cook with it, make a curry, infuse it slowly, take it out if you want to afterwards, and get the rich flavors from that super-hot chili.”

    Genovese told Sky News he sold nearly 500,000 over the last few years without hearing any complaints.

    The unidentified 34-year-old man showed normal health five weeks after eating the pepper.

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  • Tue, 17 Apr 2018 20:16:17 +0000

    Valley restaurant closes for a day due to popularity of food which sold out

    After winning one of the 31 best places in the nation to score a mouth-watering burger from Thrillist, making it the only Arizona restaurant to do so, a Phoenix area eatery had to close for 24 hours to meet demand after they ran out of food.

    The Stand, a burger joint in The Valley of the Sun, announced via their Instagram that they would be closed on Monday after the restaurant sold out of everything.

    But those who need their burger fix won’t have to wait much longer: The restaurant said it would be “back up and running” by 11 a.m. Tuesday.

    The Stand was recently selected by Thrillist as one of the top spots in the United States to have a burger. It was the only Arizona eatery to make the cut.

    The Stand has two Phoenix-area locations: One in Arcadia near Indian School Road and 36th Street and another in Scottsdale on Scottsdale Road and Shea Boulevard.

    It is best-known for its famed Standard Burger, which comes with its special Stand sauce. You can also add jalapenos, bacon and caramelized onions to your order. While the Arcadia menu is pretty straightforward, its Scottsdale counterpart also specializes in other foods — most notably, tacos.

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  • Tue, 17 Apr 2018 20:02:08 +0000

    Heinz brings to life your favorite sauce in new hybrid offer

    Tired of opening multiple condiment bottles for that perfect mixed flavor? Fear no more, Heinz has created a hybrid that may wet your appetite.

    Heinz Mayochup is a pre-made blend of mayonnaise and ketchup that could hit store shelves soon.

    Thanks to 500,000 fans via Twitter Heinz will unveil the new flavor !

    And if you’re not a fan of the name ‘Mayochup’, Heinz noted that the brand has also committed to putting the final name up for a vote before the launch.

    According to Delish, Mayochup is already available to be purchased in the Middle East.

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  • Tue, 17 Apr 2018 19:53:13 +0000

    History made at Boston Marathon involving two Arizona women

    People come from all over the world to race here and history was made at The 122nd Boston Marathon, arguably one of the most difficult to finish, yet a few Arizona people challenged themselves to do so.

    Sarah Sellers, an unknown, unsponsored nurse from Tucson, Arizona, finished runner-up in her second marathon ever, overcoming cold weather with rain and winds up to 30 miles per hour. Her marathon time was 2:44.05, qualifying her for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials. Best yet … she paid $180 to sign up for the Boston Marathon and came in second, scooping $75,000 in prize money.

    The overall womens’ winner is Two-time Olympian, Desiree Linden, an All-American during her Arizona State career. She became the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon in over 30 years. She won by more than four minutes in 2:39.54 for her first marathon victory.

    If you did not know, the marathon is roughly 26 miles.

    In 1996, a record number of over 35,000 ran for the 100th anniversary.

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  • Tue, 17 Apr 2018 19:44:02 +0000

    If you like churros as much as we do then you’ll love this new cafe in Gilbert

    A brand-new restaurant in Gilbert is the answer to all your churro dreams!

    Ever found yourself counting sheep to fall asleep? Maybe they were even churra sheep! Whether you have or not, you will likely love this fresh spot in the East Valley serving up personalized churros.

    Dulce Churro Cafe is now open on Higley and Baseline.

    Have you ever wondered where the famous name “churro” came from? The legend of the churra sheep, an ancient Iberian breed from Spain. The churra was brought to the Americas in the 1500s. These Spanish shepherds invented the pastries and called them churros for the similar-shaped horn on the churra sheep.

    The fried food has gained popularity around North America and many Spanish-speaking countries. In Spain, it is still customary to dip churros in warm chocolate sauce.

    Dulce Churro Cafe already has more than 2,200 followers on Instagram, where it displays different orders and the occasional sheep.

    The menu has five different types of churros, including fat, looped and filled. Then, you choose the dip whether that’s fruit or chocolate, even cream cheese. Then, choose a glaze: chocolate, icing or strawberry. Topping choices include oreos, almonds, sprinkles and marshmallows. Finally, you can choose either a churro bowl or sandwich, complete with chocolate, vanilla or strawberry ice cream. If you don’t want any ice cream, no worries; the store offers single churros with toppings.

    Churros aren’t the only sweet thing at Dolce Churro Cafe, Spanish lattes are also featured on its Facebook page. There’s not much more you can ask for from a churro shop.

    Dulce Churro Cafe is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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  • Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:10:10 +0000

    Here are your Tax Day 2018 freebies and deals

    It’s Tax Day! A day very few taxpayers are looking forward to, especially those who have to write a check to Uncle Sam. But if Uncle Sam owes you, then it’s a good day to rejoice and take advantage of sweet deals and freebies. has come up with a list of tax day freebies and deals that will be available in celebration of filing your taxes.

    Here’s the list:

    • Oregano’s Pizza Bistro will pay taxes on the “Painkiller cocktail”
    • Hungry Howie’s – Tax Day Carryout Special: 1 Topping Medium Pizza 15¢ with Purchase of 1 Topping Large Regular Price Pizza
    • Cinnabon: Two free Cinnabon Bites on Tax Day
    • Grimaldi’s: Tax Day Special 16″ Traditional Cheese Pizza $10.40
    • Firehouse Subs: Free Medium Sub with Purchase – Tax Day Special
    • Schlotzsky’s: Stop by any location for a FREE small Original with purchase of chips and a medium drink.
    • Fired Pie: Buy a drink and get a one-topping pizza for $4.17 or get two dollars off a custom pizza or salad.
    • Kona Ice: They will have their shaved ice trucks giving out free shaved ice all day! Search to see where a Kona Ice truck is near you!
    • Boston Market: Dine in and get a $10.40 Tax Day special that includes a half chicken meal with two sides, cornbread and a regular fountain drink.
    • Angry Crab Shack: $2 Hush Puppies
    • Lyft: New Lyft users can take $15 off their ride on Tuesday by using the code: 2018taxes. Existing users can get 15 percent off rides through Tuesday with code: TAX417.

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  • Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:47:24 +0000

    T-Mobile is celebrating Earth Day with a lot of trees

    Earth Day is less than a week away, and if ever there was a time to celebrate Mother Nature, April 22 would be it. As one of the few truly global days of celebration and recognition (after all, who on Earth doesn’t benefit from our planet?), it only makes sense that we mark the occasion with the gusto it deserves. T-Mobile is here to help, promising to make it “easier than ever to make a difference.”

    T-Mobile is giving anyone — T-Mobile customer or not — the opportunity to trigger a donation. Anyone who tweets #TreeMobile TOMORROW (April 17th) will result in T-Mobile turning that tweet into a planted tree. The Un-carrier has pledged to donate up to 50,000 trees (which the mobile service provider says is enough to fill 70 football fields with Long Leaf Pines trees) in order to help the Nature Conservancy hit their target of planting a billion trees by 2025.

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  • Fri, 13 Apr 2018 22:56:36 +0000

    All you need to know to impress your friends from this week in review with Jeff Kode

    This week on The Morning Beat with Steve and Jeff, we learned many cool new things guaranteed to make our lives better, more fun, and informed!

    Topics included food, family, entertainment, money, travel, history being made, and more! So let’s dive right in without any further adéu here is the top stories of the week ending April 13th, as heard on The Morning Beat!

    Another superstar season of Dancing With the Stars is back featuring all-stars from Olympic fame as well as professional athletes from basketball, baseball, and football.

    At 70 years young, NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will team up with last season’s winning professional dancer Lindsay Arnold. Former MLB star Johnny Damon and NFL star Josh Norman will also join the cast.

    Controversial Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding will be there, as well as the flamboyant first openly gay Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon, who often has very humorous tweets.

    Four others for a total of nine competitors will dance it out for the Mirror Ball starting Monday, April 30th on ABC.

    If you love eggs, the Grade A type will soon carry a 45-day expiration date thanks to legislation signed by Governor Doug Ducey.

    It could help eliminate food waste!

    No dates would change for the current expiration date of 24-days for Grade AA eggs, which is one of the strictest in the U.S.

    Food safety experts said eggs are safe to eat even if they’ve left the farm several weeks ago as long as they’ve been properly stored.

    Those pesky gas prices are up again to a nearly three-year high nationwide, fueled by increasingly expensive oil.

    Fuel prices in Arizona average $2.69, up 15 cents from a month ago and up 28 cents from a year ago, according to AAA.

    The average American household is expected to pay about $200 more on gas in 2018 than in 2017, the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

    So what gives? Why do gas prices go up? Well, obviously, rising oil prices is one, another is political instability in the Middle East, including the prospect of U.S. military strikes in Syria, and trade tensions with China. Refinery issues and warmer weather are two other culprits according to USA Today.

    To save on gas, you should consider changing your habits by combining errands, reducing the number of times you shop or dine out, drive slower and more efficiently, carpool or ride a bike whenever possible.

    Pediatric dentists have reluctantly admitted that chocolate, cookies and ice cream are kind of OK for kids!

    Gummies, hard candies, jelly beans and sour anything are far more harmful.

    Why? Ice cream, cookies and plain chocolates (think Hershey’s Kisses) rinse off the teeth with relative ease, whether with the child’s own saliva or by drinking water.

    Gummy candies tend to stick to the enamel and potentially pull it off during the chewing process, making baby teeth even more vulnerable to cavities. The acid in sour candies also erodes enamel. Ditto sucking candies that stay in the mouth a whole lot longer than your average bite of ice cream, coating the teeth in sugar.

    And even after the candy has been swallowed, remnants stick to the grooves atop molars and the typically wider spaces between kids’ teeth, leading to more plaque and decay.

    No matter which treats they munch, swishing with water, brushing and flossing afterward are always advised.

    As for the sugar-induced meltdowns? We’ll get back to you once we’ve found a loophole for those.

    Arizona teachers win! Governor Doug Ducey announced Thursday that teachers in the state will receive a 20 percent pay raise over three years.

    Teachers will see a one percent pay raise in fiscal year 2018, a nine percent raise in fiscal year 2019 and then a five percent raise in both fiscal years 2020 and 2021.

    History was made Tuesday! Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced a historic nomination.

    If confirmed, Marine Corps Colonel Lorna M. Mahlock will be the first black female to serve as brigadier general.

    The Marine Corps is the smallest of the four military services, and the branch has the fewest female service members. Women make up just 8 percent of the Marine Corps. Last year, the Marine Corps made history by welcoming its first female infantry officer. The woman, who wished to be unnamed, was the first female to finish training for a military occupational specialty (MOS), which was opened up to women in April 2016. And it was only three years ago when the Pentagon historically made all combat jobs available to women.

    Arizona has a new state dinosaur! Thanks to a local 11 year old boy, the Sonorasaurus is the copper state’s first official state dinosaur.

    The Sonorasaurus, which stands for “Sonora lizard,” was first unearthed in 1994 and is related to the Brachiosaurus. The Sonorasaurus was estimated to have lived in the middle Cretaceous, meaning between 112 million and 93 million years ago. It was the first known brachiosaur to have lived in North America during that time period. The animal was believed to have been about 50 feet long and 27 feet tall.

    Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed a bill Tuesday making it official.

    Phoenix hit 100 degrees for the first time this year on Tuesday!

    The National Weather Service said Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport reached the triple-digit mark just before 3 p.m. on April 10.

    It wasn’t until May 3rd last year that we saw that kind of heat! In fact, the department said Tuesday’s record was the fourth-earliest 100-degree day the city has ever seen. According to the National Weather Service, the earliest that Phoenix saw 100 degrees was on March 26, 1988. The latest it marked 100 degrees was June 18, 1913.

    The average number of days that Phoenix sees 100-plus degree days are 110.

    It’s true! Parents DO have a favorite child!

    Researchers followed 384 families in which a pair of siblings was born within four years of each other, and found that 74 percent of mothers and 70 percent of fathers reported preferential treatment toward one child.

    Parents admit their favorite child is the youngest, in fact, over half of them say so.

    So who is the second favorite child? Parents reported that the oldest followed by the middle child is next.

    Now if we go to grandparents, the results are actually different. Apparently, grandparents favorite child is the oldest.

    Here is some good news for all siblings, having a brother or sister may make you more intelligent, and, more likely to have a stable marriage as an adult.


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