Well here we go again, hammering away on Hump Day, my ongoing attempt to dig out the obvious buried in the absurd and find common sense in very uncommon times. "To Tell The Truth" was a popular TV game show, but now its become a tug-of-war, especially in the landfill of unsocial media. Tommy Jefferson pointed out that some truths are "self-evident" but apparently, they still have to be sourced on the internet, and even then they are dismissed. All of that low level activity, has created a new condition that plagues humans, where PTSD now stands for "Present Tense Stress Disorder" because the self- inflicted, ongoing bombardment on our central nervous system, leaves little or no breathing room, as we have become prisoners of our own devices. But there is hope, and its hidden where you would least expect to find it. Intro music this week from David Stoddard and of course, another episode of "Earth Matters with Bill Kurtis."
It's another "Free For All" Wednesday Rant. This week we're taking a dive off the spiritual diving board into the deep end of the pool of human potential. Spanning the spectrum from the rudder that steers our beliefs, to the insights of Dr. Brene' Brown, to the power of synchronicity to "The Man in the Arena" speech from Teddy Roosevelt, that he delivered in 1910, and still applies in 2019 and another episode of "Earth Matters with Bill Kurtis." Somehow it all fits in the Life 2.0 podcast puzzle.
MAY DAY! MAY DAY! MAY DAY! Rolling out another episode of The Wednesday Rant. So, its clear that I cannot control the Universe, but what is unclear is why I have this incessant need to patrol the internet universe, especially when it comes to false, not true, BS driven memes and information that floods the internet. I am a reluctant Barney Fife, constantly gigging people in the landfill of Facebook for news we can't possibly use. Perhaps the problem is that we have so many words that use to mean on thing, but now mean something else, like trolls, catfish, bump and Spam. Rants, raves and reflections along with an episode of "Earth Matters with Bill Kurtis."
She witnessed her father kill her mother at the age of 14, then turn the gun on himself, just three yards away. That one moment pushed Rhonda Britten into years of self-destructive behavior, until she was finally able to begin the work of forgiveness. Since then, she has gone on to become an internationally known author and speaker, helping the rest of the world to heal through the Fearless Living Institute. Rhonda is the real deal, she cuts no slack, or corners in this powerful Life 2.0 episode. Hold on to your lug nuts, time for a serious overhaul.
It's been a long week on this side of the microphone. A snowstorm in Chicago had me grounded in Denver, major event on Monday evening, working off far less sleep than required and road trip food. From the shocking death of a friend and fellow broadcaster, to the flames of Notre Dame and the seeming inability for humans to stop vomiting up their confirmation bias and posting it for all the world to see, it’s this week's attempt to make sense out of the senseless. TGIF.
It's that time of the week again...THE WEDNESDAY RANT IS ON THE AIR...or at least in the virtual space known as the internet landfill. Before I head off to Boulder, had to get in a few rants, raves and reflections on everything from the book I am working on that's really working on me (and that "why" is always more important than "how.") To the reminder of "The Four Way Test" etched in a little acrylic hour glass on my desk, as the sands of time are running low, along with a shout out to legendary meteorologist Tom Skilling via "Earth Matters with Bill Kurtis" Intro music on TWR by the incredibly talented David Stoddard.
She is a living legend, a true force of and for nature, a staunch advocate for the planet and all its inhabitants. At the age of 26, equipped with little more than a notebook, binoculars, and her fascination with wildlife, Jane Goodall braved a realm of unknowns to the world a remarkable window into humankind's closest living relatives.
Through nearly 60 years of groundbreaking work, Dr. Jane has not only shown us the urgent need to protect chimpanzees from extinction; she has also redefined species conservation to include the needs of local people and governments. Today she travels the world, speaking about the threats facing chimpanzees and environmental challenges, urging each of us to take action on behalf of all living things, and planet we share.
A fascinating, enlightening and inspiring conversation with Dr. Jane Goodall, on her 85th birthday.
The Sun, the giant star that allows life to flourish on our planet. So large, that one million of our earth's, would easily fit inside its mass. At 4.6 billion years old, it will eventually burn itself out...in about 5 billion years. Nothing we have to worry about...unless...in 48 hours, the Earth will be hit by a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) from the Sun, a "Carrington Event" that has the power to shut down and possibly destroy the world's electrical infrastructure. To try and prevent permanent damage, everything goes dark prior to the hit: global communications are shut down; hospital emergency generators are disconnected; the entire internet, media broadcasting, and cell phone systems are turned off. That's called Shit Creek, no paddle. NY Times best-selling author Dr. William Fortschen is our Subscriber Saturday Exclusive guest, talking about his new book "48 Hours" and how this fictional blockbuster is based on very real events. The big question? What would you do if you only had 48 hours to live?
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What do you get when you combine the teachings of Lao Tzu, a world famous hot dog stand, the applied mechanics of kinesiology, Sir Isaac Newton, the overwhelming intrusion of ELS (electronic life support) and "God's Bathtub?" You get The Wednesday Rant of course. More transient nodes of thoughts, cascading down my central nervous system, like a waterfall of inspiration, saturating the desert of desperation. Disclaimer : I locked in a new audio system that has a pretty good SFX library. Added special effects in this outing. Just an old radio guy having a little fun in post-production.
Digging back to 2015 in the vast audio archives for this edition of the Life 2.0 TBT episode. There is a list I have of those humans, both living and dead, that I'd like to sit down with, knock off the suds and solve the problems of the world if at all possible. On that list is Mohandas Gandhi, but since that's not possible, I've had the chance to spend a bit of time with his grandson, Arun Gandhi over the years, who travels the world as a "Farmer of Peace."
As the headlines are constantly filled with tragedy, Arun is the counterweight to the worst of human behavior.