News, Homeless Dave, and 2008 Top Ten List
We had our usual news roundup… but we had a not so usual special guest in the studio with us the whole time: Homeless Dave. Dave shared with us: the premise for his blog Teeter Talk (voted best local blog 3 years in a row by readers of the Current), what’s up with his nickname, his bicycle delivery and hauling business, and his pedal-powered clothes washing/wringing, among other things!!! You may know Homeless Dave under his shall we say pen name Dave Askins… you can see some of his local reporting, photography, and illustrations at a new local news source called The Ann Arbor Chronicle which he helped his wife Mary Morgan start recently.
We had a weather, power outage, and climate discussion. Link to hand-crank/solar radios. Link to University of Michigan professor Ricky Rood’s Weather Underground blog and his recent climate post.
Towards the end we shared a 2008 Top Ten List from TreeHugger.com. Since everyone loves Top Ten Lists here’s another one: top ten green stories from 2008 from grist.org.
Winter Song by Sara Bareilles with Ingrid Michaelson
Worrisome Heart by Melody Gardot
Big Jim Hawkins by Great Lakes Myth Society of Ann Arbor, Michigan
See and Be Scene by The Hard Lessons of Detroit, Michigan
Gotta Be Somewhere by Johnny Headband of Detroit, Michigan