Episode 580: India to ban some single-use plastics, an excerpt from Walt Whitman’s Song Of Myself, Ecuador protects millions of acres of Amazon rainforest, the wonders of the National Museum of American History, the delights of Ottorino Respighi, and more…

Good News: The government of India has introduced legislation to ban some single-use plastics, an important first step! Link HERE.

The Good Word: An excerpt from Walt Whitman’s iconic poem, “Song Of Myself”!

Good To Know: A surprising fact about the history of the thistle.

Good News: Ecuador is halting mining projects on indigenous and protected lands, saving millions of acres of Amazon rainforest, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore the many historic wonders of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, HERE.

Good Company: Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers are always good company. Watch them dance together in the splendid “Isn’t This A Lovely Day (To Be Caught In The Rain)”, Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday (tomorrow) to the brilliant classical music composer, Ottorino Respighi. Watch brilliant animation set to his classic “Pines Of Rome” from Fantasia 2000, HERE.

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