In living with a two year old, SpongeBob rules the domestic airwaves. Additionally, the margin I once used to hit up my favorite news websites has diminished to near nonexistence. So it’s this out of touch cavern that I reside in and to be honest, it’s not all that bad. Frustration spawned from political insanity and the daily global chaos has been replaced by the antics of an underwater world ruled by Krabby Patties. But one of the pitfalls of unplugging like this is reaching a comfort level with omitting certain things that should never be dismissed from my daily stream of consciousness. (more…)
Archive for May, 2010
Mountain Bike Oregon (MBO) captures the essence of their community in numerous ways. Not only do they offer exhilarating mountain biking adventures for everyone from beginner to expert in some of the most beautiful terrain in the world, they are a major part of the Oakridge community’s rebirth. (more…)
What You Should Be Listening To – The Hip-Hop Edition with Willie Evans Jr.
Sounds host Brenton Crozier spoke with hip-hop producer and performer Willie Evans Jr. about albums that influenced him, the albums that may have gotten past your radar and some upcoming releases that he is looking forward to. Willie Evans Jr. performed with national act Asamov, produced for underground favorites Mr. Lif and Akrobatik, has recorded with Rawkus Records and now performs as a solo artist across the country. (more…)
It was only weeks after the SOTRU team was in New Orleans that the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico began sending millions of gallons of oil on a slow creep towards the Louisiana shore. We spent much of our time in the Crescent City talking to people about the slow, painstaking work of recovery from the winds and floods of Hurricane Katrina—and here they are, facing another natural disaster. (more…)
In case you missed it, State of the Re:Union was on NPR’s ‘All Things Considered’ last Friday. They featured Al’s piece on Greensburg, Kansas, a town that’s rebuilding green after a devastating tornado three years ago. It’s a shortened version of our hour-long episode on Greensburg, named ‘To the Stars through Difficulties.’
You can listen to the story on NPR’s website.
Or, to hear the entire Greensburg episode of State of the Re:Union, visit our page featuring the show as well as supplemental stories and videos.
On our Facebook page, we recently asked you what your dream job as a child was, and what your dream job is now. That got me thinking. As so many of us are dependent on wage labor, how can we begin to think about our “dream” jobs? It’s almost as if we don’t have time to think about what we would really want to do. Or maybe we know what we’d ideally do, but don’t realistically think we can actually make it happen. But I think maybe we can actually do what we want to do. In fact, we’ve reported stories from all over the country about people who are, yes, DOING WHAT THEY WANT TO DO. (more…)