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THE WEDNESDAY RANT 4.10.19

THE WEDNESDAY RANT 4.10.19

April 10, 2019

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. 

DR. JANE GOODALL

DR. JANE GOODALL

April 3, 2019

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.

 

48 HOURS

48 HOURS

March 30, 2019

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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THE WEDNESDAY RANT 3.27.19

THE WEDNESDAY RANT 3.27.19

March 27, 2019

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. 

TBT WITH ARUN GANDHI

TBT WITH ARUN GANDHI

March 21, 2019

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. 

HEADLINES VS. LIFELINES

HEADLINES VS. LIFELINES

March 13, 2019

Back at it one more time on the Life 2.0 Podcast with another episode of The Wednesday Rant. So, what's more important? HEADLINE-A bunch of rich Hollywood types pulling strings and writing checks to get their already privileged offspring into colleges they couldn't actually attend because they didn't make the grades? OR LIFELINE-One hundred plus alumni of Carl Schurz High School in Chicago raising money at The Bulldog Bash to help offset the cost of college to kids that we'll never meet, who worked their ass of to be accepted into college? We'll go with Door #2 on this one kids. Also expect an endless stream of rants, raves and reflections along with another "Earth Matters with Bill Kurtis" episode and music this week (Lincoln Avenue Rag) from the genius of David Stoddard.

LIFE LESSONS WITH DAN MILLMAN
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LIFE LESSONS WITH DAN MILLMAN

February 23, 2019

In a day and age when the headlines are filled people making false claims looking for a payout and payoff, a measured dose of truth is in order. Pulling from the vast Life 2.0 archives, we go back in time to that pivotal year of 2000 (after surviving the Y2K scare) for a conversation I had with the best selling author of "Way of The Peaceful Warrior" and modern day sage, Dan Millman. Incredibly, everything we talked about 19 years ago, with regard to living an extraordinary life, still applies today, perhaps even more so.

 

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THE WEDNESDAY RANT 2.20.19

THE WEDNESDAY RANT 2.20.19

February 20, 2019

Even with a head cold, The Wednesday Rant must go on. Just a reminder/disclaimer that there are a few definitions of the word "Rant."  1) To extensively talk about a given topic longer than needed whether anyone cares or not. 2) To utter in a bombastic declamatory fashion. 3) To speak, write or shout in a loud manner or angry way, often saying confusing or silly things. Might be guilty of three of those definitions this week, however sometimes the best way to make sense of the senseless...is a good rant session. If nothing else, you will be heading to your Encyclopedia Britannica to find the difference between a frog in the throat and a toad in the hole.  

This is what it sounds like when all the sh*t backs up in my central nervous system and cascades down my brain in semi-coherent nodes of thought and rushes out of my mouth portal, while I am DayQuil.
 
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February 9, 2019

Nate Boyer does more to "earn his Americanism" in one day, than most people I know do in a lifetime. After serving six years and multiple tours for the Army in both Iraq and Afghanistan as a Green Beret, Boyer played college football as a walk on, at the University of Texas, despite never having played a down of organized football in his life. He was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2015. He made headlines as the veteran who got Colin Kapernick to "take a knee" in a sign of respect for the military, while still maintaining his protest. Nate has since gone on to become part of MVP- Merging Vets and Players-effort. 

It's easy to wave the flag, quite another thing to actually put your life on the line to defend it. Thank you for your service to our country Nate, and your ongoing commitment to reminding us that America isn't made great by policy, but by its people.

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TRIPLE W WEDNESDAY

TRIPLE W WEDNESDAY

February 6, 2019

I usually reserve "Hump Day" for "The Wednesday Rant" but this week its a Triple W with TWR + "Wednesday Wisdom" + "WTF Wednesday." There are just some things that strike me all at once, then I turn on the Zoom machine and we are off to the podcast races. Last week, I sat in on LIVE RADIO for six hours over a two-day period, something I haven't done since Obama was president. That experience kick started all that follows today, and my big "revelation" on how easy it is to get "knocked off course" when it comes to being connected to..."The Source."

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