North Korea fires a missile over Japan

North Korea has fired a missile out of Pyongyang.  The missile traveled over the Northern Japanese island of Hokkaido before breaking up and falling into the Pacific Ocean.

The Japanese government alerted the citizens of the country to take cover.

A Japanese official, Yoshihide Suga, said the event was “an unprecedented, serious and grave threat to our nation.”

President Trump declares State of Emergency for both Texas & Louisiana

With the entire Texas National Guard now activated in the state of Texas, President Trump has declared states of emergency in both Texas, and Louisiana as Tropical Storm Harvey continues to dump historic amounts of rain on the area.
With it being the first natural disaster he has dealt with as President, Donald Trump will no doubt be in line for criticism for how he handles the situation.
So far Mr. Trump has tweeted updates when he is briefed and applauded the efforts made by local officials to keep the people of Texas safe.
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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will visit Texas on Tuesday to get a first hand look at the damage and the efforts being made to assist those in need.
If you’re interested in donating to the Tropical Storm Harvey relief efforts visit

Entire National Guard of Texas Activated As Tropical Storm Harvey Causes Historic Flooding

Once Hurricane now Tropical Storm Harvey has and is continuing to wreak havoc on the state of Texas. Some areas have experienced up to an inch of rain an hour.

The entire National Guard of Texas has been activated.

President Trump has declared states of emergency in both the state of Texas and the state of Louisiana due to the amounts of damage, rainfall, and flooding.

The rainfall total for the City of Houston, Texas will surpass their normal rainfall totals that the city gets in an entire year.

The Red Cross, National Guard, FEMA, Cajun Navy and MANY other groups, individuals and volunteers are on hand to provide search and rescue of victims of flood waters as well as bring supplies to those stranded in shelters.

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From @NWS on Twitter

Local officials are asking anyone with a boat that can provide assistance with search and rescue to please do so.

The words unprecedented, catastrophic, devastating, and historic have been used to describe this natural disaster.

If you’re interested in donating to relief efforts for those affected by Tropical Storm Harvey visit

www.redcross.org

Unprecedented, Catastrophic, Devastating, Historic – Tropical Storm Harvey Batters Texas

Unprecedented, Catastrophic, Devastating, Historic – Tropical Storm Harvey Batters Texas

Unprecedented. Catastrophic. Devastating. Historic.  These are some of the words that are in reports today.  These are the words that local Texas officials are using to describe the conditions that have been brought upon their state by what was Hurricane and is now Tropical Storm Harvey.

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Taken from @NWSHouston on Twitter

As Tropical Storm Harvey continues to dump rain on Southeast Texas, people in flooded areas are stranded in their homes.  Officials are encouraging those people to stay put and not to try and venture out if they are in a safe location as flood waters are highly dangerous.

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A statement from FEMA about rescue efforts.

From 10 pm on Saturday to 1 pm on Sunday the 911 department in Houston received over 56,000 calls from residents seeking rescue.  On a normal day of operation they receive around 8,000.  Local officials are asking people not to call 911 unless it is an absolute life-threatening situation.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott praised the first responders saying they were doing a “tremendous” job getting people to safety.  “Our top priority is to protect life.” He said.

Hundreds of rescues have been seen in broadcasts from on-site reporters from all networks.  Many from local citizens volunteering their own resources in the form of large vehicles and boats.

50 counties have been declared disaster areas with latest rainfall totals up to 27 inches in some areas.  Forecasts show Tropical Storm Harvey going back out into the Gulf of Mexico, possibly gaining strength before making landfall again as a tropical storm and hitting the Houston area again adding more rain and flooding to the area.

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From the National Hurricane Center. For more visit hurricanes.gov

3,000 state and National Guard troops have been activated as well as help from many local groups from Texas and surrounding states.

The Cajun Navy is reported to be en route from Louisiana to offer assistance.

Officials are vowing to continue search and rescue operations into the night and through the storm as safety allows.

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A photo posted by KHOU News in Houston of the lobby of their station before they were forced off the air and had to evacuate. They have since relocated and are now back on the air.

Early Sunday the studios of the CBS affiliate KHOU 11 News in Houston began to flood.  They were forced to the second floor of their building to continue their coverage and eventually had to evacuate their entire studio as water rushed in.

As they were evacuated one of their reporters, Brandi Smith, stayed on the air and assisted in a rescue of a man from a truck that was sinking in the flood waters below the bridge where she was reporting.  In a video going viral Smith can be seen running alongside a Sheriff passing to inform them of the man who was in need of rescue.  A boat was lowered and the truck driver was brought to safety.

KHOU 11 was off the air for several hours.  The crew has since been relocated and is back on the air.

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A viral photo of stranded seniors in an assisted living facility in Dickinson, TX.

In another viral photo circulating social media we see a group of elderly people trapped in an assisted living facility in Dickinson, TX.  Reports have since confirmed that these people were rescued and evacuated.

The convention center in downtown Houston has been opened as a shelter.

The Red Cross is making every effort to bring assistance and relief to the victims of Tropical Storm Harvey in Southeast Texas.

For more on this natural disaster tune into your local, or cable news stations and check back here at Caleb Graham TV for more.

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Building “The Mix”

Building “The Mix”
This is my third week on Anchor which means it is also the third week of the audio version of my show The Mix.
It has been such fun so far! I am so grateful for Anchor and all that it is allowing not only myself but so many people to do with podcasting.
I have already learned a lot about podcasting and also about Anchor itself. It is such a joy to connect with people and learn more about social media from personalities like Ileane from Ileane Speaks and Kathy over at WP Barista.
Dr. DAN over at Anchor Talk also has so much useful information on using Anchor itself as a platform.
There are so many other amazing stations as well to dive into for great content.
One of the many reasons I started this podcast is to learn. To try different things. See what works, what doesn’t, and have fun in the process. That’s why I call it “The Mix.”
I like variety.
I like to talk about and learn about so many different things that there is no other title that would work.
This too is what led me to want to be a journalist. A love of learning and talking about things with people!!
Trying to build a presence on social media as a journalist means spending much time doing so.
Time is precious to me as I MUST work full-time (sometimes six days) to provide for myself while I am in school and pursuing this career change.
Having said that the format of “The Mix” will probably change and be experimented often.
microphone-2469293_1920The first two weeks I did an episode every day. I learned quickly that was not within my means. I want my shows to be done well and as professional as I know how. This means spending time on them. Researching, writing, and finding great content to talk about.
I have ranged from two to four hours spent in total just for one 20 to 30 minute episode.
While I LOVE doing it and it feels like the time just flies by it is hard to find that much time every day.
In order to be able to get the most out of the time I will for now only be doing “The Mix” on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
This will allow me to be more invested in the individual shows and then on the other days of the week I can spend some more time on the “community” aspect which is THRIVING on Anchor.
I am connecting and learning in a way that I img_0928-1never have before on social media. So being able to utilize that community is important.
This format will probably change again in the coming weeks. I will learn new ways of doing things and try different experiments while having a blast building my life as a journalist.
Cuz like I often say… it’s always fun to add something new to “The Mix!”

The Mix with Caleb Graham on Anchor

The Mix with Caleb Graham on Anchor

Good morning!!

As I continue on and get a little bit more serious about pursuing my journalism career, I have decided to get the ball rolling once again on a podcast!


In the past my endeavors with “The Mix” have taken on several forms.  Video blogs, pre-recorded, live broadcasts, etc…  I have never though taken the idea to audio podcasting.  Until now…

Thanks to this incredible new platform called Anchor I can now have another dream become a reality.

I have always loved radio.  It is great for me because I am so busy with my job (that I must keep full-time for now because of money and benefits) that it is hard for me to remain consistent.

Sometimes though you just have to wake up and say, its time to make things happen.

I have been working my little booty off in recent months to try and save the money that I need to go back to school.  I am about halfway there, which is fantastic!  I should be paid off in a couple months, and then I can finally get back to school full time!

Like I have stated before, until then I am trying to do whatever I can do to prepare myself for the future, and also try to gain a presence on social media in the journalism world.

This is not easy to do when you don’t have a lot of hours to devote to it.

But that will not stop me!

That’s where “The Mix” comes in!

I now officially have a podcast where I can create a show three times a week that reflects my voice and where I want my career to take me.  I couldn’t be more thrilled.

Now in my third week on the Anchor platform I have virtually connected with so many incredible people and already learned so much.   I can’t wait to see where else this will lead.

To listen in you can find the podcast in three ways.  First is iTunes!  That’s right, my podcast is on iTunes!  Go into iTunes or the Apple Podcasts app and search “The Mix with Caleb Graham” and all of my episodes will be there!  You can also find it on Google Play Music if you have an Android phone.

Download the app ANCHOR!  It is an incredible place.  You can find my station by clicking here!
As always I LOVE conversation so please comment and reach out to me with your thoughts on the podcast and what I can do to make it better!


Take some time today to add something new to The Mix!!

Caleb