Oxford High School alum Alex Mullen (9:18) recently became the first American to win the International Memory Championship and followed that in May with a title at the USA Memory Championship. At both events, he had to memorize long series of cards, digits, abstract shapes and more. He joins Brad and Derek to discuss his experience winning the championship, how he was inspired to compete by a book he read and the pressure that being a memory champion brings to his daily life. He also talks about ways everyone can use the same techniques to improve their own memories. In fact, he and his wife, Cathy, started the website mullenmemory.com to help students better learn and retain required facts.
Also on today’s show, Daily Journal local government reporter Caleb Bedillion (25:09) discusses two changes proposed by Lee County circuit clerk Camille Roberts. That includes possibly reducing the number of voting precincts in the county and upgrading the machines used to count paper ballots.
Law enforcement reporter William Moore (37:14) explains the rise of local police departments using bicycles to aid their patrols. Food editor Ginna Parsons (43:19) breaks down this week’s food section – Hawaiian meatballs and Cook of the Week Abby Ross Howell.