She says she’s still making her way at the show. “You get to ’60 Minutes,” and it’s not like your’re given a crown, and you’ve made it,” Alfonsi explains. “You are dropped by a helicopter on to a top of a mountain and you have to kind of find your way down. There are some paths and moguls and jumps. You are sort of kicking your way out. I’ve been pushed out of the helicopter. I’m on the mountain. I feel like I’m just taking speed.” … [Read more...] about Sharyn Alfonsi Starts to Broaden Her Profile at ’60 Minutes’
"When celebrities take off their clothes for the purpose of raising awareness of a cause, they are showing a vulnerability,” he said. “They're also relaying a message that they have nothing to hide. Because of these two elements, I think they minimize their chances of eliciting a negative provocation against their cause… Using sex and beauty to sell products has been a part of our culture for a very long time and this another expression of that practice." … [Read more...] about Do nude celebrity PETA ads make any difference?
Plan proposes $4.9 trillion Plan includes ideas for a sustainable economy by transitioning away from fossil fuels to renewable energy, upgrading US infrastructure Wants to activate the imagination of entrepreneurs towards environmental issues Plans to move citizens to higher ground, away from flood zones Wants research on how to remove carbon from the atmosphere Wants a constitutional amendment that creates a duty on the federal and state governments to be stewards for the environment Endorses thorium nuclear power Wants an end to all fossil fuel subsidies Donald Trump (R) … [Read more...] about Where They Stand: 2020 Presidential Candidates On Climate Change
I wasn’t much older than most of you when I first came here. And because no one in my family was developmentally disabled, I had no idea what to expect. What I saw that day 42 years ago is seared into my soul. Not to dwell on the horrors of Willowbrook on this happy occasion, but it was beyond horrible. … [Read more...] about Geraldo Rivera: Trading Memories, 42 Years After Willowbrook Horrors
Food justice: An event devoted to food sovereignty, an organizing concept to create a sustainable, culturally appropriate food supply for historically marginalized communities. Panel discussion with food justice advocates Laila El-Haddad, Reem Assil, and Shakira Simley, followed by a reception with Palestinian cuisine prepared by Reem’s. $35, $15 for students. 2 p.m., Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission St., San Francisco. More information is here. … [Read more...] about Bay Area political events: Medicare for All, California’s finances