Everyone is sick and tired of being bombarded with depressing and anxiety-provoking news. This podcast provides weekly episodes every Monday that brings you up to date with always uplifting, positive news stories. Hopefully this will help everybody remember that positive things are happening and there are people still making a difference in this world!
Promising COVID-19 Vaccines Coming Soon, NYC Mental Health Program, Green Energy Record & more!
14:54In this episode I briefly discuss the US presidential election, new Covid-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna that are over 90 percent effective, New York City testing out sending mental health professionals to crises calls, record growth for renewable energy and its path to displace coal over the next five years and the new peace deal between Armenia and Azerbaijan brokered by Russia. See sources below :) Covid-19 Vaccines: https://globalnews.ca/news/7464825/coronavirus-vaccine-moderna-update/ New York City Mental Health Crises Program: https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/11/us/new-york-city-mental-health-911-trnd/index.html Renewable Energy Record: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/10/renewable-energy-covid-19-record-growth-2020 Peace Deal between Armenia and Azerbaijan https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-54882564
Facebook Bans Holocaust Deniers, New Ikea Buy Back Program, Gene Therapy Treatment Success & more!
14:26In this episode I discuss a new Facebook hate speech policy banning Holocaust misinformation, Ikea's new path to tackling climate change and entering the reused furniture market and a new gene therapy treatment that was successful in helping partially blind patients see again. In the more lighthearted segment, I talk about 2 stories on how parrots are incredible - telling rescuers its address, singing songs and helping humans with PTSD. Lastly, there was a 20 year old college student who dove to pick up trash along the ocean coastline! Sources: Facebook Bans Holocaust Misinformation: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/facebook-holocaust-anti-semitism-hate-speech-rules-zuckerberg-b991216.html?utm_source=reddit.com Ikea Starting New Buy Back Program: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-54531619 Gene Therapy Success Story: https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/health/i-never-saw-stars-before-gene-therapy-brings-back-8-year-old-canadian-boy-s-sight-1.5145830 College Student Dives to Clean the Ocean: https://www.cbs8.com/article/news/local/zevely-zone/san-diego-college-student-dives-deep-for-trash/509-65a35b66-ef64-452f-b54e-434f4023eaa7 Parrot Stories: Time Magazine, October 19, 2020
China pushing for Net-Zero Emissions, New Bionic Eye Technology, T-Mobile giving Free Wifi to 10 million families & more!
14:20In this week's episode, I discuss China pushing for net-zero emissions by 2060, a new bionic eye technology being tested in Melbourne, Australia, and T-Mobile starting there quest to provide free WiFi to 10 million homes in America. I am also introducing a new segment on more light-hearted topics - this week I talk about humpback whales singing in Alaska and how the heart rate of your dog increases when you tell them you love them. Enjoy! See sources below: China Net-Zero Emissions by 2060: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/09/can-china-worlds-bigger-coal-consumer-become-carbon-neutral-2060 New Bionic Eye Technology: https://nypost.com/2020/09/22/first-human-clinical-trials-involving-a-bionic-eye-set-to-begin/ T-Mobile 10 million: https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Living/15000-childrens-homes-surprised-free-wi-fi-amid/story?id=73331800 Humpback Whales Singing in Alaska: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/02/humpback-whales-sing-alaska-covid-summer-researchers A Dogs Heart Rate Increases when you say "I love you": https://7news.com.au/the-morning-show/new-study-reveals-a-dogs-heart-rate-increases-when-their-owners-say-i-love-you--c-1308556
New Electric Charging Roads, Promising Homelessness Solution and 32,000 Felons can now Vote!
11:16On this weeks episode, I discuss promising new findings of a program designed to combat homelessness in Santa Clara Country, California; new electric charging roads in Tel Aviv, Israel, designed to continually charge public transportation; and Michael Bloomberg paying the fines and fees of 32,000 felons in Florida so they can vote in the upcoming federal US election. See sources below: Santa Clara County - Project Welcome Home story: https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/09/17/it-works-groundbreaking-data-proves-success-of-homeless-housing-program/ New electric charging roads in Tel Aviv story: https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/22/business/tel-aviv-electric-charging-road/index.html Michael Bloomberg pays the fines and fees of 32,000 felons in Florida: https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/517522-bloomberg-pays-fines-for-32000-felons-in-florida-so-they-can-vote
The Pope’s New Message to the LGBTQ Community, Historic Number of Black Women for Congress & more!
12:07On this episode I discuss Pope Francis making a statement that the church should accept all members of the LGBTQ community, a historic number of African- American females running for Congress and a reformed convict program in California. See references below! Pope Francis and LGBTQ story: https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2020/09/17/pope-francis-parents-lgbt-children-god-loves-your-children-they-are Record number of African-American females running for Congress: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-blackwomen-idUSKCN24S1FZ Reformed Convict Program in California: https://www.npr.org/2020/09/11/912193742/california-bill-clears-path-for-ex-inmates-to-become-firefighters