Episode 272: Australia pledges millions for ocean conservation, a lovely celebration of nature from Gerard Manley Hopkins, the delights of a late-night tortilla pizza, the brilliance of jazz bassist Ron Carter, and more…

Good News: Australia’s government has pledged $100 Million to ocean conservation efforts, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A delightful poem from Gerard Manley Hopkins!

Good To Know: Some interesting information about shoplifting around the world…

Good News: Peru is establishing a reserve to protect “uncontacted peoples” in their rainforests, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out the scenic wonders of Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica, Link HERE.

Bon Appetit: Celebrating the genius of chef J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, and his remarkable creation: the tortilla pizza, Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Jazz bassist Ron Carter was born this day in 1937. Watch him in a duet with the brilliant Herbie Hancock on piano as they perform Thelonious Monk’s “Blue Monk”, Link HERE.

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