Timothy Berggrin - Interview

On this program we often here from professionals like doctors and lawyers; we've interviewed college professors, historians, and journalists.  Today we want to hear from another group in our community.  Let's find out what the young people in our community have to say!

Tim Berggrin is in his first yer in college.

Tim's book mentions include:
World Religions, Houston Smith
Untethered Soul, Michael Singer

Our next in studio guest today has been on the show for a while now.  Miss Isabella Ball who has a book review of The Alchemyst, by author Michael Scott.


Marion Zola - Interview

Local author and screenwriter, Marion Zola talks about her dog, Mr. Chips from her memoir titled Romancing the Dog; the struggle to make a pound dog happy in Beverly Hills.  "She will make you smile, laugh and cry." says one reader.  I learned a few things from her and recommend this to anyone; listen online or download.

Here are the stats I referred to in the show:

There are some 70 million pet dogs in the U.S. and 74.1 million pet cats, a number that's down from 2006, when the AVMA last conducted its survey.

The United States may be the most dog-loving country in the world, but you wouldn't know it in the nation's capital. D.C. seems to have unusually low rates of pet ownership. For comparison, New York City's economic development group finds that about one in three New York households have pets,

According to the 2012 U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook, the top pet-owning state is Vermont, in which 70.8 percent of households have pets. After that comes New Mexico (67.6 percent), South Dakota (65.6 percent), Oregon (63.6 percent), Maine (62.9 percent), Washington (62.7 percent), Arkansas (62.4 percent), West Virginia (62.1 percent), Idaho (62 percent) and Wyoming (61.8 percent).

The states in which pet-owning is comparatively rare include Rhode Island and Minnesota -- 53 percent of households in those states have pets. Then comes California (52.9 percent), Maryland (52.3 percent), Illinois (51.8 percent), Nebraska (51.3 percent), Utah (51.2 percent), New Jersey (50.7 percent), New York (50.6 percent) and Massachusetts (50.4 percent) rounding out the bottom of the list, just above D.C.


Simple Life in the Garden

  • Succulent gardening
  • Vegitable container gardening
  • Neonicotinoids banned
  • Cooking; seed cracker recipe (please email simplelife@pilgrimsway.com for the details.)

Simple Life at Home

  • Fracking, in Monterey?
  • Money in local politics.

Simple Health

  • What is in our food?! TakePart.com contribution on an issue the CDC and other health organizations are concerned about.
  • Whole foods cured a 32 year old man and helped him cure his diabetes.


Chris Landau, on Fracking - Interview

What is #Fracking?  Concerns about fracking is not about what chemicals they put in. It is about what the released oil and gas is doing to our health, our children's lives and our lands and crops. Normally this is done in a large industrial chemical refinery plant, in a controlled environment where leakage is kept to a minimum.  But what about under ground?

Chris, a geologist concerned about risks to the health of humans and the environment; share his perspective. (http://www.opednews.com/articles/Don-t-Frack-the-World-by-Chris-Landau-120505-102.html)

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