“I’ve been an enthusiast of the Progressive Era for a long time,” said Romney Garrett. “It came on the heels of the Gilded Age. It was where we saw a very concerned group of reformers grab the reins of American history and say we’re not going to be in this mess any longer. We are going to right the ship and we’re going to pull up out of this upswing. I don’t know if they really knew it at the time, but with the benefit of this 125 years lens, we really see the way in which they engineered a fast, multi-faceted, very clear upswing in our nation’s history that lasted two thirds of a century.” … [Read more...] about ‘America Is In A Real Crisis’: Robert Putnam & Shaylyn Romney Garrett On Book ‘The Upswing’
50 memories for 50 years
Humor is a key ingredient in McBride’s work and he also said he wanted to make his book funny so he could keep readers and his sister hooked. One of the key themes that is addressed in McBride’s book and the show is religion and its role in the conversation about slavery. … [Read more...] about Author James McBride On Showtime’s ‘The Good Lord Bird’: ‘People Forgot About John Brown 50 Years After He Died’
Stockton Police say the 15-year-old boy was in a vehicle with his mother in the Burger King drive-thru on N. Wilson Way when a suspect walked up to the passenger side of the vehicle and fired multiple shots, hitting the teen. … [Read more...] about 15-Year-Old Dies After Shooting In Stockton Burger King Drive-Thru
Still, the gate change wasn’t perfect—forced openings at regular entrances increased. People could also shimmy under the new gate, leading engineers to lengthen the panels, and can still hop over, a problem they haven’t solved yet. But the report showed Lamb that the new model deterred fare evaders enough to send them to gates easier to get through - offering hope that if every gate were replaced, BART could significantly reduce fare cheating. … [Read more...] about BART’s new gate stopped some fare cheats this year. How will the agency pay for more?
The actor famously started as George Bailey in the 1946 classic “It’s a Wonderful Life.” The beloved drama, directed by Frank Capra, tells the story of an angel named Clarence (Henry Travers) who is sent from heaven to help George Bailey (Stewart), a desperately frustrated businessman on the verge of suicide. Clarence then shows George what life would really have been like if he had never existed. … [Read more...] about James Stewart’s daughter shares beloved holiday memory with ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ star