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Listen for #GloucesterMA on the radio! Mass Cultural Council’s WCRB, WBUR, WICN and NEPR spots for Cultural Districts start next week 📻🎙️😊

Last year, the Mass Cultural Council purchased series of 10, 20, and 30 second spots on WCRB, WGBH, WBUR, WICN, and NEPR to promote each of the Massachusetts designated Cultural Districts,” Meri Jenkins explained. They’re doing it again for 2018. Beginning next week, you may hear radio commercials wishing Gloucester and its two cultural districts great success in 2018 (Downtown Cultural District and Rocky Neck cultural district). Email Mayor Romeo Theken’s arts hotline: sefatia4arts@gloucester-ma.gov (subject line MCC radio spots) with the day and time you heard “Gloucester”, where you were and what you think.

Some of the radio spots are scheduled during the following shows

  • Two (2) WFCR News spots rotating thru Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Marketplace – Monday thru Saturday
  • Two (2) WFCR Run of Station spots rotating thru Classical Music, Jazz and Entertainment programing – Monday thru Saturday
  • TWO (2) WNNZ News Network spots rotating Monday thru Saturday
  • TWO (2) WNNZ News Network BONUS spots rotating Monday thru Sunday

The MCC is also expanding outreach thru increased collaboration with the state’s office of Travel and Tourism. See Massachusetts excellent and popular travel site. 

The Gloucester page has not been edited, yet–it’s just a placeholder. We can edit and businesses can add in. The calendar is an exciting opportunity integrated with the interactive cultural districts map and information. I’m hoping the GMG and chamber calendars can just be synced up.

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Senator Tarr on NPR and MA legislators unite

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Senator Tarr, Mayor Romeo Theken, Angela Sanfilippo, Feb 27, 2018 (Mayor Romeo Theken shared this photo)

Feb 28, 2018 – Senator Tarr’s voice came through my car radio on the way to work this morning on WGBH 89.7 “stories we’re following”.  I’ll add a link to the audio if they add it to the website. The story concerned off shore drilling and the senate resolution. Here’s the opening (you can find the complete resolution here  http://www.tarrtalk.com/). Mayor Theken shared photos, and Governor Baker’s letter of support  (see below the “read more” break)

Senator Tarr- Senate Resolution Calls for Protection of Massachusetts’ Waters

 Concerned about the potential for oil and gas drilling off of the coast of Massachusetts? Here is the text of the Senate Resolution that I sponsored with Senator Mike Barrett. The Senate adopted it unanimously. MEMORIALIZING THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR TO LIMIT THE PROPOSED EXPANSION OF THE NATIONAL OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF OIL AND GAS LEASING PROGRAM AND TO PROTECT THE WATERS OFF THE COASTS OF THE COMMONWEALTH AND NEW ENGLAND. Whereas, on January 4, 2018, the United States Department of the Interior announced the publication of a draft proposed program in support of its national outer continental shelf oil and gas leasing program; and…”

In 1979,  Attorney General Francis Bellotti and Sarah Bates and Douglas Foy of Conservation Law Foundation brought suit against the government’s plan to sell oil-lease tracts on Georges Bank.

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JJ Clarke, Angela Sanfilippo, Douglas Foy-  November 24, 1981

Senator Tarr 2000 cenotaph dedication photo gloucester archives

In 2000, throwback photo of Tarr from the Gloucester archives at the dedication of the cenotaph

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7th grader MIT fan wins 3M competition

Gitanjali Rao, 11 year old from Colorado and huge fan of MIT, was inspired to invent a better way to test water for lead. Her idea won the 2017 3M America’s Top Young Scientist competition. Here’s an excerpt from  Laura Wamsley story on NPR: “I went, ‘Well, this is not a reliable process and I’ve got to do something to change this,’ ” the seventh-grader told Business Insider. Rao tells ABC that while she was doing her weekly perusal of MIT’s Materials Science and Engineering website to see “if there’s anything new,” she read about new technologies that could detect hazardous substances and decided to see whether they could be adapted to test for lead.

Link to more 3M finalists

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Monarch Butterflies in the News

Monarch Butterflies Goleta Santa Barbara California ©Kim Smith 2015

Monarch Butterflies Goleta Santa Barbara California

Thanks to the Dalpiaz Family and to Passages for forwarding several of the links!

U.S. Government Pledges 3.2 Million Dollars To Save Monarch

40 Years Ago the World ‘Discovered’ Mexico’s Monarch Habitat — Today Its Survival Is at Stake

More monarch butterflies in Mexico, but numbers still low

Journey North

PopulationEstimate_graphic

How Butterflies Self-Medicate

 

"Letters, E-Mail, Texts — What’s Next?", a podcast episode of "On Point with Tom Ashbrook"

From NPR-

Letters, E-Mail, Texts — What’s Next?

Letters are dead. E-mail outdated. Text messages so passé. What’s going on with how we communicate?

http://onpoint.wbur.org


Text messages passe?  Jeeze I’m a huge fan of the simple text message to get my point across in a pinch.

Letters totally dead.  Email outdated?  I’m a dinosaur I guess.

Holiday Song of the Day “Baby Please Come Home”

“Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” by the One Woman Wall of Sound Darlene Love

This video includes a few snapshots of Darlene Love recording at Gold Star Studios.

Darlene Love performed “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”on the David Letterman Show Friday night and she brought the house down. She has performed this song on Letterman  for over 25 years, beginning when he was on NBC and following him to CBS.

While looking for a video for Darlene Love’s “Christmas,” I came across this article (see below for link) where she shares stories of life’s lessons, finding her words of wisdom relevant during this season of forgiveness. It is widely known how badly Darlene Love was treated, both financially and artistically, by Phil Spector and she is no longer angry. “For one thing, as she pointed out, these aren’t fresh incidents: “I had a lot of years to get un-angry,” she says. But it’s also something of a matter of principle. “I have no reason to hate him,” she says, “and I never did, because I always found that hate makes you ugly. Makes you have wrinkles. Which I don’t have.” Here, she laughed. “But you know what? That has a whole lot to do with your insides. When you hate people, it not only makes you hate that person, it gives that vibe off for everything around you. I really do believe that. So I really did try hard not to dislike him and always be the good guy, and say what I say about him and nothing bad. ‘Cause it doesn’t help.”

The article was written by Linda Holmes for NPR in 2011 when it began airing its series Women Who Rock, which was originally inspired by an exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall

Darlene Love on Phil Spector, Christmas, and How Hate Gives You Wrinkles

Darlene Love performing River Deep Mountain High on the David Letterman Show, 2007.

Db submits- NPR on Edward Hopper

Just came across this piece on WBUR about a photographer who has produced a book of photographs of the houses that Edward Hopper painted in Gloucester.

“Photographer Gail Albert Halaban spent her childhood summers in Gloucester, Mass., a small seaside town where her father was born.

…Halaban’s photos of Gloucester are now on display at New York City’s Edwynn Houk Gallery. She also has a new book out, called Out My Window.”

Find more at: http://www.wbur.org/npr/166876847/if-edward-hopper-had-been-a-photographer

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Greg Bover & Frances Fitch on NPR today & Shalin Liu Tonight

Well you saw it first right here on GMG.  Then the Artist of the week Video Series on gimmesound all last week.  Now Greg Bover and Francie Fitch are on NPR — SEE HERE.  BUT WAIT!  THAT’S NOT ALL.  You can see Francie play Greg’s magnificent harpsichord at Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport Tonight at 7:30 FOR FREE.  Don’t let the rain keep you home.  This is BIG!

Here’s what Greg says about the interview:

Dear Friends,

Thanks to an introduction made by John McElhenny of Matter Communications, Francie and I were interviewed yesterday by Andrea Shea of NPR affiliate WBUR. The interview will be broadcast this afternoon about 3:50 on the show Radio Boston and may be on All Things Considered later. We will be discussing tonight’s 7:30 concert at Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport celebrating the completion of the harpsichord I’ve been working on for 25 years.  

As John McElheny says, “Nice to see such a positive Gloucester story in the news.  Congratulations, Greg and Francie!”

Our Boy Jon Sarkin On NPR This Week (and more)

Recently Awarded Pulitzer Award Finalist Writer Amy Nutt Wrote Jon’s Biography Which Just Hit The Shelves and Is Killing It On Amazon Hitting As High As The Number 250 Best Selling Book Out Of All The Books Amazon Sells Last Week!

Jon was on NPR With Terry Gross.

Click the picture for the audio-

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Amy Nutt who wrote Jon’s biography will be in Gloucester signing copies of her book at The Bookstore of Gloucester

61 Main Street Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 281-1548

Jon writes-

i will be discussing my biography (“shadows bright as glass”) at “the bookstore” on main street in gloucester on thursday, may 12 at 7:00 with its author, amy nutt.

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photos of Jon’s art piled up in his old Birdseye work space-

You gotta see these videos with Jon in his element-

Sarkin- A Portrait In Pictures

Know The Man- Know The Genius – Hear His Fascinating Story Here

and our interviews from his old space at the Birdseye Building-

Jon Sarkin Interview At His Birdseye Building Studio Part I

Jon Sarkin Interview At His Birdseye Building Studio Part II

Chickity Check It! Tormented Sarkin Video Now Posted