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Stories of Today
Today’s Story: What Made Jessica Lynch A Hero
In Perspective:Truth Wins
On April 1st, April Fools Day, it is tradition to play jokes on friends – to deceive them in a light-hearted way.
April 1st is the day Jessica Lynch was rescued in 2003. While Lynch’s ordeal was real, the government hyped up the rescue for PR purposes. Today, the Trump administration is all about deception. Fortunately some people put truth and loyalty above material gain, people like Jessica Lynch.>>Read More
Today’s Story: Climate And Conflict Create Famine
In Perspective: Urgent Action Needed
Famine is growing in parts of Africa, as well as in Yemen. Authorities estimate approximately 20 million people are facing severe food shortages and starvation. There must be a way to get citizens of other countries to realize what their populist leaders don’t: that to be successful in every way, everybody must have a chance…>>Read More
Today’s Story: Rio Carnival Is Alive With Sambas, Floats, And Colorful Costumes
In Perspective: Facing Problems With Celebration
An accident at the beginning of the processions in the Sambadrome may have marred the event. But the parades went on. The music and dancing went on. Despite heavy economic and political problems weighing down on Brazil, the people of Rio de Janeiro have shown us how to make life go on.>>Read More
Today’s Story: Philippines: Philippines 1986 People Power Revolt Is Alive Worldwide
In Perspective: Revolts Started With Women
In 2017, a few women organized a worldwide protest against Donald Trump and what he stands for. In 1955, Rosa Parks became the icon of struggle for the Civil Rights movement. In 1986, 30 female computer technicians refused to manipulate election results in the Philippines, and thereby became heroes in the People Power Revolt that ousted a dictator. Filipino protesters are at it again, protesting the policies of their recently elected president, Rodrigo Duterte.>>Read More
Today’s Story: The Short Path From Unwanted To Illegal
There is little to stop a person from crossing from New York into Quebec, Canada. . . However, it is illegal to cross the international boundary where there is no inspection station to ensure legal crossings. Hundreds, even thousands of people from different countries have tried to get to Canada by crossing over illegally. They feel they are not wanted in the U.S.A. . .>>Read More
Today’s Story:Looking At Latin America
In Perspective: Integrating With The Indigenous
Long before Spanish explorers reached the shores of Central and South America, indigenous peoples developed their own cultures and life-styles. Now they are the minority population, and sometimes not even considered part of the mainstream society at all. A riff between a samba school in Brazil and a local farmers group over concerns for the environment reveals something very encouraging about the Brazilians. Even as the farmers have used land that was once rainforest, and even as the samba school prepares a performance far removed from nature, they actually have something in common.>>Read More
Today’s Story: Making A Livelihood From A Passion
In Perspective: An American Story To Believe In :
For Ben Rasmussen, a family man living in Woodbridge, Virginia, chocolate is a passion. Unlike most people, Ben Rasmussen used his passion to start a small business. A chocolate-making business. After winning awards for his chocolate bars, demand for his products is high. Still he maintains a one-person business. He controls everything about his company. Especially the quality of the chocolates he sells.>>Read More
Today’s Story: Lessons From Myanmar
You have probably heard of Aung San Suu Kyi. She is the activist in Myanmar who spent 15 years under house arrest under her country’s previous regime. She now leads her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), which is currently in power in Myanmar. . . After so many years of struggle and house arrest, Aung San Suu Kyi finally came to a position – a leadership position – where she is able to do a lot of good for her people. The question to ponder is, “Why hasn’t she? . . . . .To answer that question, we look at recent events in Myanmar. We also look into our own ideals of freedom and equality and how they are threatened even in the western world.>>Read More
Story Of Today: Who Wants To Be Like Donald?
In Perspective: Why Do Leaders Copy An Unpopular President? :
Have you noticed how, ever since the U.S. presidential elections, leaders in other countries have tried to act like Donald Trump? Some have tried to sound like him. Some have tried to beef up their stance against immigration. Some have taken to using Twitter more.
In the story of today, we take a look at the president of the Philippines, a French politician, the prime minister of Israel, and the president of Argentina. These leaders have not only expressed support for Donald Trump, they have also tried to behave like the U.S. president. It’s hard to say if emulating Donald Trump has helped these leaders in any way. In reality, behaving like Trump seems to turn more people against a leader – not gain support.>>Read More