Worldwide Wednesday: Global Hero Jean Wiener, Haiti

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  Jean Wiener of Haiti: In a country plagued by extreme poverty and political instability, Jean Wiener led community efforts to establish the nation’s first Marine Protected Areas by empowering Haitians to see the long-term value in sustainably managing fisheries and mangrove forests.… Read the rest

Worldwide Wednesday: Global Hero Phyllis Omido, Kenya

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 Phyllis Omido, Kenya: After learning her own breast milk was making her baby sick—and realizing her child wasn’t the only one suffering from lead poisoning— Phyllis Omido galvanized the community in Mombasa to shut down the smelter that was exposing people to dangerous chemicals.… Read the rest

Worldwide Wednesday: Global Hero Marilyn Baptiste, Canada

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

Worldwide Wednesday: Global Hero Berta Cáceres, Honduras

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

Worldwide Wednesday: Global Hero Howard Wood, Scotland

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

Worldwide Wednesday: Global Hero Myint Zaw, Myanmar

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

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Worldwide Wednesday: Millennials Love Radio’s Authenticity

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.

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Techie Tuesday: The Dark Net

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

Wild Friday: Are You Indigo?

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

Techy Tuesday: The Joy of Hapax Legomenon

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

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Soapbox Saturday: Banned Swimsuit Scandals!

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?)

Even People Magazine took note: When Todd Keefe went to catch a few rays on West Florida’s Lido Beach one May 17 not long ago, it turned out to be him who got caught.… Read the rest