Stuck at home?

Stuck at home?

Ways to stay busy while social distancing

  • Write in your journal or start a blog
  • Catch up on TV shows
  • Learn a new language
  • Read a book (or three)
  • Take a walk (fresh air is allowed)
  • Organize
  • Create a collage
  • Listen to music
  • Gather clothes to donate
  • Face-time family & friends
  • Take time to reflect
  • Donate to charity
  • Start a garden
  • Listen to podcasts
  • Fix things around the house that have been neglected
  • Make a photo album
  • Play with your pets
  • Learn calligraphy
  • Meditate, stretch, do yoga
  • Catch up on sleep

Things to do with kids at home

  • Use online school resources for educational purposes
  • Limit electronics. Implement studying, journaling, reading, etc
  • A puzzle
  • Make a bird feeder
  • Have a tea party
  • Make slime
  • Paint self-portraits
  • Learn some magic tricks
  • Play outside (flashlights, tents, etc)
  • Dance parties
  • Teach them to cook
  • Have a tea party
  • Play dress-up
  • Draw with sidewalk chalk
  • Write letters to family and friends
  • Play board games

Links and such for kids

  • They can watch the beluga whale webcam set up at the Georgia Aquarium
  • The Cincinnati Zoo is highlighting different animals on their live-stream each day at 3pm EDT
  • NASA astronauts read kids stories from space here
  • ABCMouse Learning Academy has many lessons and educational resources that kids can use
  • Music to Your Home is the spot for online music lessons
  • Teach them to bird watch. Use the Cornell Lab of Ornithology (birds.cornell.edu) to identify what you see
  • Artist Jarrett J. Krosoczka hosts a “Draw Every Day with JJK” daily at 2 p.m. on YouTube
  • Hour Of Code has free 1-hour coding tutorials and activities for all ages, interests and skill levels
  • Try Cosmic Kids Yoga to get them moving
  • The Metropolitan Opera is streaming operas for free
  • Always wanted to see some of the USA’s National Parks? Check out a full list of the ones you can tour virtually here.
  • Check out the view from the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France here
  • Virtual roller coaster ride, anyone? TheCoasterViews has rides from Disney, Six Flags, Cedar Point and more. 
  • Virtual story time with Michelle Obama

Paw’s Pet of the Week

Paw’s Pet of the Week

Paw’s Pet of the Week, Franklin

My name is Franklin. I was adopted when I was a puppy a little over a year ago. My mom brought me to PAWS for a “visit” and didn’t take me with her when she left. I heard her say something about her living situation had changed but I didn’t know it had. But now I’m back with the folks at PAWS and, as much as I love them, I really want a home of my own. I want to be loved and petted and played with. I’m not sure what I did wrong that caused my mom to not want me anymore but I promise to be a good boy. I am starved for attention so I get really excited when I get to play and be around people. But I will learn to settle down once I realize there is more love to come. I hope someone out there thinks I am a handsome boy and wants me to be their forever boy. I’m 1 1/2 years old. I haven’t been taught much but I am eager to please you so you will love me and keep me forever. If you want to meet me, please go to https://www.pawspaws.org and complete the application. Once approved, you can come meet me. I’ll be waiting!!! Love, Franklin.

Other available animals include:
Livia—Lab mix—7 Wks.—Female
Luka—Lab mix—7 Wks.—Male
L.O.E.—DSH—Gray/White—5 Mos.—Male
Marion—DSH—Buff—5 Mos.—Female

Many other lovely companion animals available.  They can be seen at PAWS Adoption Center which is located at 52 Dog Walk Road, Anna, IL.  However, he can be seen by appointment only.  Please go to our website at https://pawspaws.org, fill out, and submit your application.  We will then get back to you and set up a meet and greet appointment for you and your next best friend.. For more information, please call (618) 833-3647, email pawsplace1@yahoo.com, or visit http://www.pawspaws.org.

Red Cross

Red Cross

Donate

The Red Cross wants you to donate blood to those in need. Local blood drives give you a great opportunity to give blood and help others! Visit www.redcross.org for more details on how you can become a donor.

 

Internship

Internship

Want to be an intern at Withers Broadcasting? – Application here!

 

This page exists to educate you about our program — what internships we offer, what requirements we have, what you might expect in an internship, and how to apply (we’ll even throw in a few helpful tips to make your application stand out!). First, we’ll look at some of the responsibilities and duties that will be expected from all interns.  Throughout the course of the internship, the intern will be asked to work with individuals from several departments within Wither’s Broadcasting, including promotions, sales, web, video, programming, and sports. The intern’s duties include preparing for and working at promotional events, and carrying out special projects.  Now for internship specific activities:

  • On-Air – Assists in audio production, On Air work (live and voice tracked),

  • Sports – Covers sporting events, researches, writes, and produces stories. Assists in production of play-by-play presentations (on site and in studio).

  • Promotions – Database building / maintenance, creating / developing promotional ideas, executing positive promotion of the radio station.

  • Sales – Working with the sales staff, learning how to sell radio advertising.

  • Video – Recording station events and sports events to be produced and archived online

  • Web – Creating and maintaining company website information

Applications should be received by the following deadlines to assure full consideration. Late applications will be considered for future terms. Dates listed subject to change.

Tip: Summer internships have the greatest number of applicants and, therefore, are toughest to obtain. Consider a fall, winter, or spring internship to increase your chances.

Interns are selected on the basis of professional potential. We look at our internship program as a developing ground for future employees. That’s not to say all interns will get hired. One of our goals is to see how many responsibilities an intern can handle; on the chance an employment opportunity becomes available. This isn’t a coffee-fetching, grunt work internship. We trust our interns to handle duties that require the utmost in responsibility, diligence, and enthusiasm.

Tip: When applying for an internship, specify which particular post you’re interested in. Be sure to include why that particular internship post would benefit you professionally, as well as explaining why you would be an asset to our internship program.

Requirements

  • Internship may be taken for credit or independent of school supervision.

  • Familiarity with Withers Broadcasting and the Cape Girardeau radio market is preferred.

  • Responsibility, good judgment, organization, dependability, initiative, creativity, and efficiency are characteristics that are key to the success of interns. Interns must also have the ability to handle deadlines.

Duration/Hours

  • Hours vary based on internship type / work schedule / school schedule.

  • Internship will include some weekends

  • Interns are not paid.

Results

During the internship, interns gain exposure to the realities of working in radio and gain exposure to related fields. Interns have the opportunity to prove themselves and determine if radio is a career for them. Interns make friends and contacts that they can network with as they start their career. After interns complete their term at Wither’s Broadcasting, some return to school and share their new experiences. A few become part-time employees. Occasionally, interns obtain full-time positions with Withers Broadcasting. Many interns take their experiences to other media outlets where they begin rewarding careers.

Application here!

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