Friday, September 26, 2014

Show Notes 09/25/2014

Thursday Show 9/25/14

Autumn Equinox
In the Northern Hemisphere, the sun is rising later now, and nightfall comes sooner. This is our autumn equinox, when the days are getting shorter in the Northern Hemisphere.
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Rosh Hashanah
The festival of Rosh Hashanah—the name means “Head of the Year”—is observed for two days beginning on 1 Tishrei, the first day of the Jewish year. It is the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve, the first man and woman, and their first actions toward the realization of mankind’s role in G‑d’s world.
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American Indians are embracing the 'decolonized diet'
Bit by bit, the farm at Little Earth is growing. So, too, is a movement among American Indians in Minnesota and elsewhere to improve their health by rediscovering ancestral foods and connections to lands once lost.
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Hundreds of Colorado students protest proposed history curriculum changes
Hundreds of students walked out of classrooms around suburban Denver on Tuesday in protest over a conservative-led school board proposal to focus history education on topics that promote citizenship, patriotism and respect for authority, in a show of civil disobedience that the new standards would aim to downplay.
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Climate change? China rebuts Obama
While President Obama challenged China at the United Nations to follow the U.S. lead in pushing for drastic reductions in national carbon emissions to save the planet from “climate change,” it appears that China has dramatically different ideas. As in: no.
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Adults who leave guns accessible to kids could gace tougher penalites under bill passed by NJ State Senate
Adults who leave loaded weapons in places where children can gain access to them would face stiffer penalties if someone gets hurt under a bill passed by the state Senate today.
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'F' Is for Firearm: More Teachers Authorized to Carry Weapons in Classroom
“Stop. Drop your weapon. Don’t shoot.” Kasey Hansen yelled as she pointed the barrel of her loaded handgun at a target’s chest at a shooting range outside Salt Lake City.
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Seattle OKs $1 fine for adding too much food to garbage bins
The Seattle City Council passed a new ordinance Monday that could mean $1 fines for people who toss too many table scraps into the trash. Under current Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) rules, people living in single-family homes are encouraged but not required to dispose of food waste and compostable paper products in compost bins.