THE WEEK THAT WAS
>>Garbage In, Garbage Out, Garbage Here, Garbage There
Plastic Pollution in the World's Oceans: More than 5 Trillion Plastic Pieces Weighing over 250,000 Tons Afloat at Sea
>>Peddle to the Meddle
Citigroup Wrote the Wall Street Giveaway Congress Just Snuck Into a Must-Pass Spending Bill
>>Dream A Little Dream
Many Feel the American Dream Is Out of Reach, Poll Shows
Lara Ruggles grew up listening to Patsy Cline, Emmylou Harris, Cat Stevens, Joan Baez, and the Judds. She sang her first concert in three-part harmony and won her first poetry slam.
Lara's unique blend of avant-pop and soul-folk is passionate and powerful, even when sung from whimsical points of view such as the perspective of a purse. With the attention to lyricism of Conor Oberst, the intensity of Florence and the Machine and the ear for infectious melodies of Ingrid Michaelson, Lara’s piano and guitar-driven originals invite the listener on a journey through soaring hooks, battle scenes and postcards written from well-loved and desolate desert landscapes... Lara will release her debut full-length album, 'Cynics and Saints', on Immersive Records in 2015...
Ruth Backstrom, Executive Director and co-founder of a nonprofit called Solution Generators Network, has explored techniques communities can use to identify and address issues, such as economic disparity, food insecurity, and lack of affordable housing. In Durham, North Carolina Ruth's nonprofit partners with other organizations to support film and lecture series, facilitated community discussions, wisdom circles, and local sourcing of jobs. Ruth also has tips regarding grantwriting and how to improve the odds of success in securing funds for community projects. For ideas on how individuals can help their communities forge the future they want for themselves, tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl and Ruth.
Tyler Stanfield, began his career in the trenches, playing back alley bars and venues across the Rocky Mountains. Originally from a small town in Colorado, he combines his roots in rock and blues to create a very unique sound. His experience brought him the attention of his peers and his talent the attention from the industry.
His freshmen EP hit in the fall of 2013 and you will agree, the organic nature of his tone and the clarity of his pitch create such a clean sound that leaves your ears desperate or more. With a mix of intricate guitar riffs and soulful vocals, Tyler passionately writes and plays music that resonates with all of us.
• Performed with and shared the stage with Denver local heavy hitters like Lost Point, No Fair Fights, Lola Black, Shel, Andy Ard, and many others. • Has shared the stage with National acts such as Alien Ant Farm, Taproot, Puddle of Mudd, Great White and many others. • Performed Taste of Colorado 2013 • SXSW unsanctioned • Performed at Parker Days 2014 • Placed in 3 commercials. www.reverbnation.com/tylerstanfieldmusic
THE WEEK THAT WAS
>>Bad Cop, Worse Cop
US: Cleveland police poorly trained, reckless
>>Greased Pigs of War
Cheap oil may mean regime change for foes of the U.S.
>>Peek and Destroy
Mounting Reports of Civilian Deaths from U.S. Airstrikes in Syria and Iraq, and a Pentagon That Looks the Other Way
At the age of 10, Anna-Maria Petricelli, who was born and raised in Croatia, visited New York City with her mom and vowed to someday return to the U.S. Nine years later, Anna-Maria made her way to a small college in Iowa, where she earned a B.A. in Literature and graduated summa cum laude and as valedictorian of her class. How did a young woman, from a single-parent family with modest funds, manage to fulfill her dream? Now studying linguistics in a graduate program at the University of Iowa, Anna-Maria plans to teach English as a Second Language. She's also crafted a successful writing career for herself. Under the pen name Erin Aislinn, she's had three novels and three novellas published. Her latest book, BLOODLINE: THE LEGACY, is a vampire erotic romance.
Welcome to INSIDE THE HEADLINES with Newsvandal JP Sottile and James Moore, your weekly dose of top news stories from across the country and the globe.
Whether you're stealing deals, boycotting Wal-Mart in solidarity with workers' growing demand for better wages, or just recovering from the Macy parade and full stomach syndrome, join us for another romp through the week's captivating headlines for salty analysis and sweet insights on the conveyor belt of better understanding the world and its relentless boogie.
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