Six “grassroots environmental heroes” from around the world were honored with the annual Goldman Prize for their role in defending the earth, “often at great personal risk.” Today we honor Marilyn Baptiste, Canada: A former chief of the Xeni Gwet’in First Nation, Marilyn Baptiste led her community in defeating one of the largest proposed gold and copper mines in British Columbia that would have destroyed Fish Lake—a source of spiritual identity and livelihood for the Xeni Gwet’in.… Read the rest
Six “grassroots environmental heroes” from around the world were honored with the annual Goldman Prize for their role in defending the earth, “often at great personal risk.” Today we honor Berta Cáceres, Honduras: In a country with growing socioeconomic inequality and human rights violations, Berta Cáceres rallied the indigenous Lenca people of Honduras and waged a grassroots campaign that successfully pressured the world’s largest dam builder to pull out of the Agua Zarca Dam.… Read the rest
Six “grassroots environmental heroes” from around the world were honored with the annual Goldman Prize for their role in defending the earth, “often at great personal risk.” Today we honor Howard Wood, Scotland: Howard Wood spearheaded a campaign that established the first community-developed Marine Protected Area in Scotland, giving citizens a voice in a debate that has been dominated by the commercial fishing industry.… Read the rest
Six “grassroots environmental heroes” from around the world were honored with the annual Goldman Prize for their role in defending the earth, “often at great personal risk.” Today we honor Myint Zaw, Myanmar: Facing heavy government scrutiny and restricted use of tools like email or social media, Myint Zaw launched a national movement that successfully stopped construction of the Myitsone Dam on Myanmar’s treasured Irrawaddy River.… Read the rest
Margaret Noble grew up in Ireland and England in a highly religious family. Her father was a Minister in the Wesleyan Church at Manchester, England. As she became older, she became doubtful of the truth of the Christian doctrines. She was seeking Light and Truth.… Read the rest
Yesterday New York’s Advertising Week explained “Why Millennials and Gen Z Are Listening More,” the Millennial demographic was called out and characterized as lapping up all things audio.
“Millennials are probably the most misunderstood generation by marketers. So often we get it wrong,” said moderator Gayle Troberman, executive VP & CMO at iHeartMedia.
Goodbye internet and Google, here comes the Dark Net! The censorship-free world of anonymous visitors is the home for whistle-blowers, political activism, pirated goods, drugs, commercial hacking services and who knows what else? Jamie Bartlett explains how this parallel internet works and what it says about market forces and customer service.… Read the rest
It is said the Indigo Children are here to raise the cosmic vibration of humanity. But where did the concept originate and how can you tell if you are an Indigo Child or Adult, and can they really change the structure and boundaries of our culture?… Read the rest
Did you know there is a scientific law that governs how often words are used in the English language? Or in any language for that matter. It seems to apply, like gravity, to everything from income to web hits. Find out all about it in today’s video and learn why I enjoy getting as many hapax legomenons … legomeni?… Read the rest
St. Petersburg, won the world record for the most sunny days in a row: 768 days from February 9, 1967 to March 17, 1969. Just sayin … that’s why they call it Sunshine City! See what all the fuss is about 7:00 tonight at the Palladium Side Door at a FREE reading of my new musical Sunshine City!… Read the rest
The swimsuit remains a political hot-button in Florida, nearly one hundred years after the “scandalous” one-piece suits in my new musical Sunshine City. Thongs are banned on many beaches in Florida, and the perps are fingerprinted like any other criminal! (Shouldn’t they be butt printed instead?)
Nevin Sitler’s history of St. Petersburg relates the true story about the tongue-in-cheek Purity League, and their role in a publicity campaign bemoaning the presence of “Sea Vamps” in tiny one-piece swimsuits. “Through a mix of practical jokes and pure sensationalism, propaganda guru John Lodwick and Mayor Pulver devised the St.… Read the rest
A reading of SUNSHINE CITY, book/lyrics by Dewey Davis-Thompson and lyrics/music by Tom Sivak will be held at the Palladium Theatre on September 21 at 7:00 pm. Supported by a grant from the St. Peterburg Arts Alliance, Sunshine City, The Musical will be sung and read by at The Palladium Side Door, which has donated space for the readings.… Read the rest