Today’s NPRchives comes from NPR Librarian Janel Kinlaw, who writes:
Earth Day, April 22, was started in 1970 channeling the energy of the anti-war protests from the previous decade. On the 15th anniversary in 1985, Noah Adams interviewed Alden Meyer, who at the time was the executive director of Environmental Action the founding organization of Earth Day. Here’s how Mr. Meyer described the first celebration:
“It was so big that it got away from the organizers here in Washington. They didn’t know half of what was going on until weeks after the event April 22 – the reports started trickling back just how big it had been. They were just overwhelmed on how the thing just organized itself.”
Only four more days to go and all that’s left to do is trust. Trust that I’ve put enough miles in, trust that I’ve prepped my equipment to be the best it can be and trust myself to know I can do this. I’ve worked hard the past year, training and running like a…
With the series Postcards, Florida-based artist Warren Thompson looks at the roadside curiosities throughout the South. His work uses a combination of text and color that forms a distinctly Southern narrative of religion and leisure. Read more….