How was yarn used as a diagnostic tool for eye doctors? What sound does an iron lung make? This week, “Dr. Bob” LaPerrier gives a virtual tour of the Museum of Medical History in Sacramento, California.
Monthly Archives: January 2015
Wild and Scenic
A day or two spent with mountains, canyons, or rivers, equals a year of therapy. Under the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act (10/2/68), selected rivers of the United States “… with their immediate environments, possess outstandingly remarkable scenic, recreational, geologic, fish and wildlife, historic, cultural or other similar values, shall be preserved in free-flowing condition … shall be protected …”
Nevada County, California recently hosted the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, showcasing over 120 environmental and adventure films. A few people interviewed with regional and national concerns, and solutions: The Woolman Semester School (alternative school), San Juan Ridge Taypayers Association (gold miners v. clean drinking water), Sierra Club (overpopulation), Citizens Climate Lobby, Alaskans First Campaign (save the Chuitna River), American Rivers, Friends of the River, Sierra Nevada Geoengineering Awareness, and United for the Yuba. Western India farmers and lions are discussed regarding the award-winning film, “Pride.”
Soup and coffee
There’s only one farmer owned coffee bar in the United States. Do you know where it is? Pachamama Coffee member-cooperatives represents thousands of global farmer families, who receive 100% of the coffee profits.
Roots and tunes
South Sac Jooks‘ American root music start the new year off on a high note (pun intended.) We talk a little about the history of root music, and the Jooks play a couple of tunes with harmonica, guitar, washboard, and string bucket bass for instruments.