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Asheville Free Media Holds Garden Party at Christopher’s Garden
Asheville Free Media is raising funds to get on the airwaves at 103.3FM, and in order to provide this service to the Asheville community, we need Asheville to help us Power the Tower!
On Saturday, May 10th, we are hosting a social & benefit at Christopher’s Garden from 1-6pm at 307 Waynesville Avenue in West Asheville. That’s right, it’s the colorful garden behind The Walk, where Westwood and Waynesville Avenues intersect!
Asheville Free Media volunteers will be on site to talk about what we’re broadcasting now, and to hear what you’re interested in listening to on the radio! We’re hosting a silent auction featuring pieces by local artists, there will be artisan coffee by Aesthetic Coffee, and Sow True Seed has donated seed packets for our party favors!
Our friends at The Mothlight are continuing the party on Saturday night! Starting May 10th at 5pm, the entire sale of the New Belgium Brewing Ranger IPA draft sales at The Mothlight will go towards getting Asheville Free Media on the airwaves!
Stop by our Garden Party at Christopher’s Garden on Saturday afternoon between 1-6pm, then swing by The Mothlight to refresh!
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Does Ron Moore finally get the heave-ho?
Here’s some thinking music:
It’s meekless Friday. Don’t be shy.
Over at Digby’s place, David Atkins ponders what precipitates civilizational collapse:
The free market isn’t a genius system that will lead to utopia. If we continue going at this rate, the free market in fossil fuels and modern big ag will wind up destroying civilization as we know it.
David is responding to a report by the World Health Organization. As we approach the post-antibiotics era, “common infections and minor injuries can kill … a very real possibility for the twenty-first century,” according to the report’s foreword. According to Nature online,
There is nothing hopeful in the WHO’s report, which pulls together data from 129 member states to show extensive resistance to antimicrobial agents in every region of the world. Overuse of antibiotics in agriculture — to promote livestock growth — and in hospitals quickly leads to proliferation of drug-resistant bacteria, which then spread via human travel and poor sanitation practices.
And you thought it couldn’t get nuttier…
Midwestern wisdom from Lizz Winstead.
When God closes a Fred Phelps, he opens a Cliven Bundy.
— Lizz Winstead (@lizzwinstead) April 24, 2014
Share your wisdom in the comments.
From the Sydney Hillman Foundation:
Digby Wins 2014 Hillman Prize for Opinion & Analysis Journalism
NEW YORK – The influential progressive blogger known as Digby has won the 2014 Hillman Prize for Opinion & Analysis Journalism for her “incisive commentary on the struggle for economic justice in the U.S.” The award will be presented by the Sidney Hillman Foundation at the annual Hillman Prizes ceremony and reception on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at the Times Center in New York. The official announcement of all the 2014 Hillman Prize winners will be made on Wednesday, April 23.
Digby writes constantly, engages readers, quotes generously, and exists inside today’s 24-hour news cycle with both her fearlessness and her point of view intact. She has been filing daily updates to her Hullabaloo blog since 2002, creating one of the last independent sources for progressive commentary, incisive political analysis and media criticism. She is a daily blogger who is a must-read in the halls of power, among activists and organizers, and by the national media she sometimes criticizes with acerbic accuracy.
In many ways, Heather “Digby” Parton is the blogging godmother to a generation of new voices who grew up over the last decade to prominence at major journals, news sites, and on public affairs television. Just say “Digby” to any of hundreds journalists and commentators, and you’ll get an appreciative smile.
This week’s Sunday sermon appeared in the Asheville Citizen-Times:
It’s Friday. But is it really a Good Friday?