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Breaking the Mold with DA Roberts:
Well, the first thing they tell you about writing an author's bio is write it in the third person or to let someone else do it for you. If you know me at all, you'd know that approach doesn't really work for me. I'm a hands-on kind of guy. I've never been afraid to jump in and get my hands dirty. So, please bear that in mind as I take a stab at this bio-thing.First and foremost, I'm a hillbilly from the hills of rural Missouri. I was born into a big family. I'm the youngest of a brood of eleven brothers and sisters. My mother was married more than once, so some of us have different last names. That might make them half-siblings in the truest sense of things, but we grew up together. We're family and they are my brothers and sisters. Nothing can or will ever change that. So, in order from oldest to youngest, it goes: Danny Roberts, Ronnie Gilbreath, Lee Gilbreath, Donna Arnold, Vinnie Haefner, Sheila Haefner, Buddy Haefner, Bryan Haefner, Becky Corning, and Bill Roberts. I make eleven. It was this diverse family and rural upbringing that led me to dream of becoming an author. Along with my mother and father, they all helped to encourage my dream.
It's full steam ahead as dozens of Colorado communities prepare to pass referenda to take back their rights to build public broadband networks. Top of the planning list is determining how to finance these infrastructure projects.
Virgil Turner, Director of Innovation and Citizen Engagement for the City of Montrose, joins us to discuss "Show Me the (Hidden) Money for Community Broadband." This new report from host Craig Settles instructs communities how to use different and effective ways to raise money that are triggered by the needs assessment process, a process that every community should be doing.
Listeners will get great advice about:
sound financial planning
developing partnerships with state agencies
the role of local businesses in broadband fundraising efforts
enlisting co-ops to enable region wide broadband funding
local bipartisanship's impact on raising funds
While it is great to have a single source of funding, communities need financing options because broadband projects are complex and can be expensive. Now is the time for creative communities that believe in thinking outside of the box.
This newest Community Broadban Snapshot Report is sponsored by Corning and SiFi Network. Some of the tips and advice presented in this broadcast are you just in more detail in Settles' new book, Building the Gigabit City, Vol 2.
Christina from Finger Lakes Wine Country catches up with Yvette from the Corning Museum of Glass. The Museum is offering a new and exciting Make Your Own Glass option and has some great exhibits on display this year. We'll learn more during this 15 minute podcast. For more info visit http://www.cmog.org and http://www.fingerlakeswinecountry.com
Join Christina of Finger Lakes Wine Country and Danielle from the Steuben County Conference & Visitors Bureau as they chat about all the exciting fall festivities taking place in and around Corning & the Finger Lakes.
Museums are no dinosaur! Museums and new Instructional Resources.
We've all experienced the museum as a place to go as a member of an elementary class or on a stormy weekend day. In the internet age, museums have an audience far beyond those who walk through the doors. Museums have a long history of creating resources to help teachers plan a class visit and materials for students that extend their visit into the classroom and home.
In this show, we will explore a new generation of museums that provide rich experiences for learners that leverage the museums expertise and collections to extend their reach and impact on learners. We will hear how they plan and create those assets and discuss how they have or would like to work with publishers to increase the the reach and integration of their offerings into school practices.
Guests at the table:
1. Kris Wetterlund, Director of Education and Interpretation at Corning Museum of Glass
2. Dr. Marjee Chmiel, Associate Director of Curriculum and Communications at Smithsonian Science Education Center
3. Melissa Wadman, Manager of Program Evaluation at the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Sam Jaeger is living proof that just because an actor has played opposite such ladykillers as Bradley Cooper—in American Sniper—and Benicio Del Toro—in Traffic—he can still wind up being the kind of guy you take home to mother. “We’ve been together for 16 years,” the star of NBC’s Parenthood tells Milling About host Robin Milling of college sweetheart Amber Jaeger. “We spent the first eight years trying to figure out what it means to be in love with your best friend. And one of the things my own parents did right was to stay married. Still, it took a long time for me to be able to propose. It took an equally long time for my wife to be ready to accept. Looking back now, the marriage has changed. I think you go through highs and lows. And now having kids changes the dynamic of everything you do on a daily basis. It never occurred to me before I had kids that everything I did was entirely self-involved.”
An entertaining interview with Fine Art Photographer James Fox.
James Fox has been a Fine Art Photographer since 1973. He has had several one person and group gallery exhibits and in 2012 James participated in a 5 month two person show at the Rockwell Museum of Western Art in Corning NY.
“Much of my Fine Art Photography is abstract I feel that I’m responding emotionally to a something found.”
“Look at the world twice if you wish to see all there is to see.” This advice, attributed to an Indian sage, best explains what happens to me when I’m looking for images. Second looks often take many years to acquire and even then the vision is less than complete. Second looks are necessary for the artist. Over the years I would look at various locations or subjects and wonder how to make such beauty accessible to me as a photographer and how to translate what I feel to an image. My second looks begin only after a scene has taken hold of my imagination and demands action.
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Contemporary Art Gallery Online continues each month with their monthly art competitions and exhibitions. Go to www.ContemporaryArtGalleryOnline.com, and Click on the Art Competition tab for details.
Elaine Mansfield had a career as a health counselor and writer. Six weeks before his death in 2008, her husband taught with the Dalai Lama in a science and religion colloquium, shifting Elaine’s career into the facilitating bereavement support and focusing on the spiritual side of loss. Writing from a spiritual perspective that reflects over 40 years as a student of philosophy, Buddhism, Jungian psychology, mythology, and meditation, Elaine gave a Tedx talk called “Good Grief! What I learned from loss,” at Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY in November 2014. She facilitates bereavement support groups at Hospicare and Palliative Care Services in Ithaca, NY and writes for the Hospicare newsletter and website. She also writes a weekly blog, about the adventures and lessons of life and loss, leads workshops, and lectures on bereavement topics. Her articles have been published in The Healing Muse, Open to Hope, Shambhala Sunspace, KirstyTV, Caring.com, Alzheimers.net, GriefHealing, and elephantjournal.
Join hosts Lynda Cheldelin Fell & Angie Cartwright as they chat with Elaine about her books, her work, and her philosophy on the sacred journey of loss on Grief Diaries Radio on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 starting at 6 pm pacific / 9 pm eastern at www.griefdiaries.com.
Local Theatre. Community Theatre. It's a well-know form of performing as well as doing back stage work without pay. People do it as a past time for fun and others do it in hopes of continuing a career in show business. With a choice of so many plays, many of them opt for the classic musicals such as Gypsy.
In Far Rockaway, Queens, NY, that is the next slated show directed by Susan Corning.
Muslims devoutly believe in Jesus, Moses and all other true prophets. Catholics, Protestants, and Muslims all claim to believe in Jesus. Why, then, are there such differences among his believers? The fact is that his teachings have been misinterpreted and misrepresented. Jesus himself did what a sincere Muslim would have done. He submitted to the will of God. He, further, prophesied the corning of Prophet Muhammad.
This short booklet offers Biblical teachings which disavow some beliefs which are wrongly attributed to Jesus Christ. It tells that there is no contradiction between Islam and true Christianity. True Christianity, in fact, leads to Islam.
The whole purpose of this booklet is to promote better understanding, closer relationship, peace, and harmony between Muslims and Christians.
"Nevertheless I tell you the truth: it is expedient for you that I go away; for if I go not away, the comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment ... I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.
"Howbeit when he, the spirit of truth is come, he will guide you unto all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come.
"He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you". (John 16:7-15)
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the US government sprayed some 20 million gallons of herbicides and defoliants over vast areas of South Vietnam (and to a lesser extent in Laos, Cambodia, and even, marginally, North Vietnam), in “Operation Trail Dust.” Some 95% of the herbicides were sprayed by the US Air Force flying C-123s as part of “Operation Ranch Hand.” Fitted with specially developed spray tanks with a capacity of 1000 gallons of herbicide, the planes typically sprayed a 14 kilometer (8.5 mile) swath of land in about 4 ½ minutes. The remaining 5% were sprayed by backpacks, hand, helicopters and trucks around US military installations by the US Army Chemical Corps and allied forces. The herbicides sprayed were up to 50 times the concentration that would have been used for normal agricultural use.
In a three year study, 70 volunteer prisoners at the Holmesburg State Prison in Philadelphia were subjected to tests of dioxin, the highly toxic chemical contaminant in Agent Orange. Lesions which the men developed were not treated and remained for up to seven months. None of the subjects was informed that they would later be studied for the development of cancer. This was the second such experiment which Dow Chemical undertook on "volunteers" who did not receive the information which the world proclaimed was necessary for "informed consent" at Nuremberg. [Note: Dow/Corning manufactured and sold artificial breast implants even after the health risks of the implants became known. [The massive class action lawsuit was only recently settled].
Dr Anthony Ngoma leads and manages teams of scientists and engineers working on short-reach communication networks and applications at the main research center for Corning Incorporated a 160 years old high tech company located in Corning, New York. He has established himself as an international expert in optical fiber and wireless communications. He has been actively involved in Information & Communication Technologies (ICTs), optical fiber communications research and fiber-wireless networking technology research for 14 years spanning three continents; Africa, Europe and North America(specifically the US).
Dr Ngoma has been named 2013 Scientist of the Year by the Black Engineer of the Year Awards in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (BEYA STEM). He was selected from a pool of outstanding technology leaders from across the United States, from well known institutions and Fortune 500 companies, which typically include institutions such as NASA, and companies such as IBM, General Motors, The Boeing Company, Chrysler and others. Dr Ngoma will be honored with the year's top MIRS award at the 28th Black Engineer of the Year Awards in Science and Technology, Engineering and Math (BEYA STEM) Global Conference convening in Washington , DC February 2014. He is our featured guest on PERSPECTIVES to discuss his work and the significance of his award.
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