“We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.” Toni Morrison, accepting the first Nobel Prize in literature awarded to an African American woman.
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Come Home Oregon
- Oregon’s urban-rural divide has deepened
With the state’s population becoming more concentrated around Portland, and Eastern Oregon and Multnomah County becoming so politically disparate, the political voices of East Oregonians have become increasingly silenced.
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Cool Stuff That’s Coming
Energy and Climate Change
- 406 Recycling – Company launches electronics recycling program after state budget cuts shut down Helena Industries
Owner Matt Elsaesser hopes that as his company grows, he can incorporate some of Helena Industries’ mission of employing people with developmental disabilities.
- 60 Minutes – The unlikely, eccentric inventor turning inedible plant life into fuel
He outsmarted MIT and now he’s lured some pretty powerful men to his board of directors, including former Shell Oil executive Sir John Jennings, and three former cabinet secretaries – Steve Chu of the Department of Energy, George Shultz, former secretary of state and former defense secretary, William Perry.
- Hawaiian Electric Announces ‘Mind-Blowing’ Solar-Plus-Storage Contracts
“It’s hard to overstate the scale of this announcement.”
- Flathead community invests in solar energy
“There’s an estimate that up to 80 percent of households out there are not really suitable for solar panels, so if we do a community solar project it’s just like having them on your home,” Holter told NBC Montana. “You get the credit that’s generated from the panel you buy, but you don’t have to mess with it and have it on your home.”
- ‘Tell Us Something’ – “It’s Complicated”
In this week’s podcast you’ll learn about a man’s exploration of his family’s ancestry, you’ll hear a young woman’s struggle to keeping her young daughters safe while writing and promoting her first book and memoir while surviving domestic abuse at home, you’ll descend into addiction and come out on the other side, before finally making friends with a person with whom you once vehemently disagreed.
VR/AR, Blockchain, Bitcoin, Artificial Intelligence and The Internet of Things
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