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Worldwide Wednesday: Globe Makers

I love globes, especially homemade ones! So does Peter Bellerby.  When he couldn’t find the perfect globe for his father’s 80th birthday, he spent the next few years learning and perfecting the lost art of globemaking – a difficult, detailed process.… Read the rest

Worldwide Wednesday: I think he’s flying the plane…

Mary Allan shares from her archives: My first honeymoon was with my daughter’s father.  I was 19 and we drove to Sarasota, Florida where he had rented a waterfront apartment.  I laughingly say that I’m half fish because I love to swim, snorkel and deep sea dive. … Read the rest

Worldwide Wednesday: To Tour?

Mary Allan shares this advise: A tour package is the product of a tour operator.  Many of these tour operators specialize in specific areas of the world such as Europe, Asia, Russia, etc.  There are other operators who provide standard tours in the United States.… Read the rest

Worldwide Wednesday: The Anthropocene

When you use it that way, “anthro” sounds downright nasty. That’s because the newly declared Anthropocene is an epoch of terrible extinctions and toxic, radioactive and erosion pollutants – not to mention melting ice caps or monster storms.

In its report to the International Geological Congress, the Anthropocene Working Group made the case that overwhelming evidence proves the earth entered a new geological epoch around 1950.… Read the rest

Worldwide Wednesday: Sand Wars

Who knew sand was such a valuable resource?  The documentary Sand Wars says the demand for the resource is such that the illegal extraction and commerce of sand is a worldwide problem. Singapore is stealing sand from neighboring states, for example. … Read the rest

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

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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Worldwide Wednesday: Christo’s Middle Finger

See “the Wonderful City” from Christ’s point of view in today’s amazing video.  The monument Cristo Redentor is having a few repairs to the middle finger, and a camera crew went up with the workers to share the stunning vista from atop those arms spreading across 28 meters, way far high above Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. … Read the rest