Good News: An official, actual study has proven that watching cute animals is good for your health, so go ahead! Link HERE

The Good Word: A great reminder from Robert Louis Stevenson

Good To Know: Something fascinating about the ATM machines in the Vatican…

Good News: Tel Aviv becomes the first city to create a wireless electric charging system for their bus system, BUILT INTO THE ROAD ITSELF! Link HERE

Wonderful World: Spend a few minutes exploring the phenomenal beauty of Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia, Chile! Link HERE

Sounds Good: Wrapping up our Duke Ellington week, we get to listen and watch as Duke plays “Blues for Joan Miro” with a small combo, Link HERE

Good News: Americans are headed out into nature to combat the lockdown blues, Link HERE

The Good Word: Some great words from Mother Teresa

Good To Know: You know what hibernation is, but what is it called when you sleep through summer…?

Good News: In some parts of the U.S., bee populations and colonies are having a bit of a resurgence, link HERE

Wonderful World: Slow down for a bit and take a three-minute “highlights tour” of one of the great scenic drives in the world, The Great Ocean Road in southern Australia, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Our Duke Ellington week continues with a brilliant filmed performance of trombonist Juan Tizol’s “Caravan”, Link HERE

Good News: A company in California has created a carbon-negative form of single-use plastics that are also dishwasher safe, and ocean-biodegradable! Link HERE

The Good Word: Words of wisdom from none other than Dolly Parton.

Good To Know: An adorable word-fact about ferrets!

Good News: The Langholm Initiative needs some financial help to create a beautiful new nature reserve in Southern Scotland, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Virtually visit the breathtaking Antelope Canyon in northern Arizona, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Take a look at the earliest film of Duke Ellington & His Orchestra, and learn something about the insidiousness of racism to boot, Link HERE

Good News: A cancer treatment drug has shown the potential to reverse and repair the damage that causes Multiple Sclerosis, Link HERE

The Good Word: Some important thoughts about life from the great Danish thinker, Soren Kierkegaard.

Good To Know: A lovely bit of trivia about some trees in Melbourne, Australia…

Good News: The state of California has pledged to halt the sales of new gas-powered cars by 2035, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Take a look at the gorgeous Angel Falls in Venezuela, the highest waterfall on the face of the Earth, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Enjoy the brilliance of Duke Ellington and His Orchestra with vocals by Ella Fitzgerald, on the classic “It Don’t Mean A Thing, If It Ain’t Got That Swing”, live in 1965, Link HERE

Good News: New Zealand’s Prime Minister promises, if re-elected, to make the nations energy 100% renewable by 2030, Link HERE

The Good Word: An unusual and lovely quote from the great Ray Bradbury.

Good To Know: Something interesting about rum…

Good News: Turns out, taking lots of hot baths is actually, clinically good for you! Link HERE

Wonderful World: Take a look at (and learn about!) the phenomenal, mind-boggling Rainbow Mountains of Zhangye Danxia, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Kicking off a week of brilliant music from the prolific Duke Ellington, with a live performance of their theme “Take The ‘A’ Train” in 1964, Link HERE

Good News: Science shows the value of green spaces in cities and towns, and their ability to mitigate urban “heat islands”, Link HERE

The Good Word: One of the best Mister Rogers quotes yet…

Good To Know: The odd genesis of the TV dinner!

Good News: Amazing advances in the technology of transparent solar energy cells that can be used on architectural glass, Link HERE

Wonderful World: A visit to one of the finest and coolest bars in the world, Palmer & Co, in Sydney, Australia, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Wrapping up a week of the music and philosophy of Devo with their anthemic “Through Being Cool”, performed live in 1981! Link HERE

Good News: Marty’s Place is a retirement home for senior dogs to live out their golden years in peace and comfort, Link HERE

The Good Word: Encouragement from the patron saint of this show, Mister Rogers!

Good To Know: Time to learn something surprising about J.R.R. Tolkien…

Good News: Cycling in the UK has gone up 146% since the lockdowns began in March 2020, and Cycling UK is here to keep that trend…rolling. Link HERE

Wonderful World: Stop by and sit a spell at one of the finest bars on Earth: Melbourne, Australia’s Black Pearl, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Check out this mind-blowing live performance by Devo, and their early, punk-era song “Uncontrollable Urge”, Link HERE

Good News: Doctors in Scotland are prescribing time with nature as a way to treat all kinds of mental and physical ailments, Link HERE

The Good Word: A nice, big quote from Mister Rogers today…

Good To Know: A GREAT bit of trivia about food and language!

Good News:…And doctors in Montreal are prescribing visits to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts as THEIR way to treat mental and physical issues! Link HERE

Wonderful World: Have a delightful sip at Maybe Mae, a favorite drink spot in Adelaide, Australia, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Devo crushes it again with a live performance of their iconic “Gates Of Steel” in 1980, Link HERE

Good News: A girl uses Twitter to help out her father’s food truck, struggling during the pandemic, and BOY does it work! Link HERE

The Good Word: An extremely powerful quote from Mister Rogers today.

Good To Know: Time to learn a few things about peanuts!

Good News: The horses at a sanctuary in California survive the wildfires. The sanctuary? Not so much… Help out at the GoFundMe page HERE

Wonderful World: Sip and snack at the nautically-themed cocktail bar, Hains & Co, in Adelaide, Australia, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Get some backstory on Devo’s biggest hit, “Whip It”, and maybe hear it in a new light from now on! And check out a great live performance HERE!

Good News: A kind-hearted electrician answers the call to fix an older woman’s light fixture and goes above and beyond as a result…Link HERE

The Good Word: A very thought-provoking quote from Mister Rogers.

Good To Know: A neat bit about German Chocolate Cake!

Good News: A bill that benefits the environment has been drafted in a bipartisan agreement in the U.S. Congress!!! Link HERE

Wonderful World: Have a delightful drink at The Everleigh in Melbourne, Australia! Link HERE

Sounds Good: The first of several “Sounds Good” segments involving the underrated music and art of Devo, starting with “Freedom of Choice”, Link HERE

Good News: Scientists have used cutting-edge electron microscope tech to gain new understanding about the protein that causes Type-2 Diabetes, opening up the potential for new treatments, Link HERE

The Good Word: A lovely quote from the brilliant Neil Gaiman.

Good To Know: What legendary author ran the first Saab dealership in the United States?

Good News: Ex-billionaire Chuck Feeney has given away nearly all of his $8 Billion net worth to charities in order to fulfill his motto “Giving While Living”! Link HERE

Wonderful World: The Nerd-Mecca of Seattle, Golden Age Collectibles, is our focus today, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Another visit to the genius that is Devo, and their lovely and satiric “Beautiful World”, live in Santa Ana, California, Link HERE

Good News: Global conservation efforts have stopped nearly 50 bird and mammal extinctions since 1993, Link HERE

The Good Word: A brilliant quote from the phenomenal children’s book, “The Phantom Tollbooth” by Norton Juster.

Good To Know: Ok, who WAS T.S.Eliot’s great-uncle, anyway?

Good News: Midwest farmers rally to bring in the crop of a neighbor who suffered a heart attack (!) after his combine caught fire (!!!), Link HERE

Wonderful World: Let’s all visit the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City! Link HERE

Sounds Good: Watch a live concert performance of Peter Gabriel singing his first solo hit, “Solsbury Hill” in 1994, Link HERE

Good News: The Irish Lacrosse team has done something AMAZINGLY sporting for the Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse team, Link HERE

The Good Word: Three incredibly powerful words from “A Wrinkle In Time”, by Madeline L’engle.

Good To Know: Here’s something you may not have known about a young Roald Dahl…

Good News: Know what happens when you cover a big, modern office building in Germany with gorgeous hardwood trees? Something beautiful. Link HERE

Wonderful World: Strap in for a free-wheeling and happily rambling monologue about one of the most stunning places to have a life-changing meal…Link HERE

Sounds Good: Feel the amazing rhythms of Bhangra music with “Punjabiyan Di Shaan” by Bally Sagoo featuring the gorgeous vocals of Hans Raj Hans, Link HERE!

Good News: Landscaping professionals are donating their time to mow the lawns of healthcare workers to give them one less stress, Link HERE

The Good Word: A sweet and though-provoking quote from “The Velveteen Rabbit”.

Good To Know: A surprising statistic about shark bites and New Yorkers…

Good News: A major drop in China of deaths from air pollution is worth talking about! Link HERE

Wonderful World: One of Peter’s favorite places to grab a quick bite when visiting London? Pret-A-Manger! Link to their UK website and menu HERE

Sounds Good: The lively Western Swing sounds of the great Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys, performing “Straighten Up and Fly Right”, Link HERE

Good News: People say the lockdowns are helping them become better persons, and appreciate things they took for granted, Link HERE

The Good Word: A lovely and strengthening quote from Winnie-The-Pooh, by A.A. Milne.

Good To Know: Scandinavian countries have bunny show-jumping competitions!! LINK HERE!!!

Good News: Check out the great story of conservation efforts bringing a species of grinning turtles back from the edge of extinction, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Step into a bar of unsurpassed style and elegance…The American Bar at the Savoy Hotel in London, Link HERE

Sounds Good: RIP Nathaniel “Toots” Hibbert, of Toots and the Maytals, part of the foundation of reggae music. Check out their cover of John Denver’s “Country Roads”, HERE.

Good News: Scientists and engineers have developed a method to turn print on paper into usable technology…it’s way more magical and complicated than that… Link HERE

The Good Word: Gustave “Madame Bovary” Flaubert gives us another great quote about travel.

Good To Know: Know what a baby puffin is called? You’re about to learn…

Good News: A tech firm has created solar panels that can take water vapor for the air and convert it into drinking water at a rate of 4 – 10 liters a day, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Well, you can’t actually visit the bar we talk about today, Dandelyan, since it closed shortly after winning ALL THE AWARDS. But the creator has reopened a new bar in it’s stead. Read all about it HERE

Sounds Good: Listen to the pure joy of short-order choral singing as “Choir! Choir! Choir!” performs Men At Work’s “Overkill” with singer Colin Hay, Link HERE

Good News: A renowned scientist has won a 1 Million Euro prize for his work to creat a gene therapy to reverse a disorder that leads to blindness in children, Link HERE

The Good Word: Mark Twain and a great quote about travel…

Good To Know: A great bit of trivia about Koalas!

Good News: A pretty brilliant story about a drowning victim being rescued in a delightfully surprising way…Link HERE

Wonderful World: Have a phenomenal meal with mind-bending cocktails a the remarkable McMenamin’s North Shore Lagoon in Bothell, Washington. Link HERE

Sounds Good: Listen to one of the most emotionally pure renditions of “Fly Me To The Moon”, Link HERE

Good News: The pregnant orca we spoke about in a previous podcast? She gave birth! Link HERE

The Good Word: The third and final stanza of the evocative and lovely poem, “To Autumn”, by John Keats

Good To Know: Want to know how to hypnotize a frog…?

Good News: An elephant baby boom in Kenya! What more do you need to hear? Link HERE

Wonderful World: Looking for a great cocktail at an eclectic bar in Edinburgh? We have just the spot for you — Panda and Sons! Link HERE

Sounds Good: As summer draws to a languid close, we look forward to the coming rains, beautifully evoked in the song “Rain, Rain, Beautiful Rain” by the remarkable Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Link HERE

Good News: The largest landfill in the world is being transformed into a 2,200 acre outdoor park through some AMAZING environmental efforts, Link HERE

The Good Word: We continue our delightful journey through “To Autumn”, by John Keats.

Good To Know: A great story about Marilyn Monroe and someone she idolized…

Good News: A family strawberry farm decides to plant 22 acres of sunflowers, basically just to cheer people up during Covid, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Another romp through a gorgeous botanic garden: The Overland Park Arboretum and Botanic Gardens outside Kansas City, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Happy 90th birthday (September 7th), to the legendary jazz sax player Sonny Rollins. Listen to him play one of his most famous compositions, St. Thomas, HERE

Good News: The Repvblik real estate company buys defunct hotels and other buildings and converts them into affordable housing for high-risk renters, Link HERE

The Good Word: Today, we share the first stanza of “To Autumn”, by John Keats

Good To Know: Let’s find out why Goldfish crackers are…goldfish!

Good News: The story of the incredible financial deal that trades “Debt For Nature” and has allowed The Seychelles to eliminate a ton of debt in exchange for preserving their waters, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Take a thoughtful spin around the Jefferson Memorial and ponder some of his important words, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Listen to a hard-swingin’ performance by Duke Ellington & His Orchestra in London circa 1964, and Duke’s classic “Rockin’ in Rhythm”, Link HERE

Good News: The Happiness Research Institute in Denmark has opened an actual Happiness Museum in Copenhagen, Link HERE

The Good Word: Quite a few quotes on the subject of kindness, from Aesop, James M. Barrie, Alber Schweitzer, and more…

Good To Know: Several fascinating facts about the physiological benefits of acts of kindness!

Good For You: A veritable smorgasbord of lovely things to make your soul more rested, including: the movie “Harvey“, the radio comedy of Jack Benny, one of the best Instagram accounts of all time, the Kitsap Humane Society, and more!

Wonderful World: A brief but heartfelt nod to the lovely Adelaide Botanic Garden in Australia, Link HERE

Sounds Good: a little backstory on this show’s theme song, “On The Sunny Side Of The Street”, recorded by the great swing guitar player, Jonathan Stout, whose Bandcamp is HERE.

Good News: Norway’s largest asset-management firm has dumped fossil fuel accounts over their climate lobbying, Link HERE

The Good Word: Several thoughtful quotes from the great Cesar Chavez.

Good To Know: A really amazing fact about Disney’s animated classic “Beauty and the Beast”…

Good For You: If you haven’t already watched it, consider this your clarion call to see the documentary about Mister Rogers, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor”, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Virtually explore one of the loveliest, unsung wine regions in California, Paso Robles, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Check out Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald singing a swinging medley together…until Ella starts to scat and Frank just takes a seat…Link HERE

Good News: A local high-school football team helps clean up the storm damage in a paralyzed man’s yard, Link HERE

The Good Word: A thoughtful quote by the late, great author, Douglas Adams.

Good To Know: A brilliant fact about a London bookshop during WWII.

Good For You: A warm cup of tea with a fresh scone for your SOUL. This is The Great British Bake Off (aka Baking Show), Link HERE

Wonderful World: Unplug from the world and get back to nature, at Ohanapecosh Campground in Mount Rainier National Park, Link HERE

Sounds Good: The lush orchestral sounds of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Leonard Bernstein, performing Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony, “The Pastorale”, Link HERE

Good News: The California Department of Transportation has begun working with a new paving method using recycled plastic, Link HERE

The Good Word: One of the seminal quotes for this podcast, from Henry David Thoreau.

Good To Know: A mind-bender about prehistoric penguins…

Good For You: Want to watch a show that will make you love the whole world, AND make you pretty hungry? Turn to Phil Rosenthal… Link HERE

Wonderful World: The holiday delights of the Edinburgh Christmas Market, Link to a video tour HERE

Sounds Good: Spend three minutes, transported to musical nirvana, with Louis Armstrong’s recording of “West End Blues”, Link HERE

Good News: Amazing medical news as scientists create a new compound that may lead to huge breakthroughs in therapies for neurodegenerative issues like Alzheimer’s, epilepsy, and more! Link HERE

The Good Word: A poignant and penetrating question from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Good To Know: A fascinating fact about dinosaurs and Saturn…

Good For You: Bask in the comfortable and soothing glow of The Graham Norton Show, when you need faith in humanity again, Link HERE

Wonderful World: The delightful cocktail oasis that is Zig Zag Cafe in Seattle, and their former head bartender, the legendary Murray Stenson, Link HERE

Sounds Good: A loving revisit to Cuba and the sultry sounds of the soundtrack to Buena Vista Social Club and the lead track, “Chan Chan”, Link HERE

Good News: A Cedar Rapids BBQ joint has been donating free BBQ meals to victims of an intense and devastating storm, Link HERE

The Good Word: A deeply lovely quote from the spoken word poet, Saul Williams.

Good To Know: A slightly sad bit of trivia about Albert Einstein.

Good News: The Festival of Kindness is coming in September to the city of Leeds in the UK, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Take a tour of the stunningly beautiful Library at Trinity College in Dublin, and check out the Book of Kells, Link HERE

Sounds Good: One more amazing live performance from the Oscar Peterson Trio, live in Denmark, performing “Tonight” from West Side Story, Link HERE

Good News: Wild polio virus has been declared officially eradicated in Africa, Link HERE

The Good Word: A lovely sentiment from the great Portuguese writer, Fernando Pessoa.

Good To Know: A great fact about those tricky squirrels…

Good News: Despite the wildfires in the area, the great California Redwoods are still standing, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Take a look at the gorgeous and ancient Prague Astronomical Clock and its beautiful features, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Watch trumpeter Clark Terry perform his loving parody of indecipherable blues singers on his signature song, “Mumbles”, backed by the Oscar Peterson Trio, Link HERE

Good News: The inspiring story of a young inventor in Africa who overcame huge odds to help lift his village out of poverty and became world-renowned! Link HERE

The Good Word: A fantastic quote from Jorge Luis Borges!

Good To Know: A great bit of language-related trivia…

Good News: The city of Curridabat in Costa Rica has granted citizenship to pollinators in their town! Link HERE

Wonderful World: Take a virtual tour of one of the greatest war memorials and museums on Earth, the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Spend a few minutes swinging’ the day away with the Oscar Peterson Trio featuring trumpeter Roy Eldridge, performing “But Not For Me”, Link HERE

Good News: No surprise here…Yoga is good for your heart! And can relieve symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation! Link HERE

The Good Word: A lovely sentiment from Voltaire…

Good To Know: Prepare to have your mind BLOWN with this fact about Abraham Lincoln!

Good News: Wolverines have been spotted in the wild on Mount Rainier for the first time in over a century! (No word on Cyclops or Colossus) Link HERE

Wonderful World: Have a brilliant cup of coffee and some delightful food at the amazing coffee shop “Social Laneway Espresso” in the Sydney suburb of Redfern, Link to a video clip about the place HERE

Sounds Good: Check out another incredible performance by the Oscar Peterson Trio, this time giving us slow and funky vibes (!) with “Bags’ Groove”, Link HERE

Good News: A recent survey of 2,000 Americans asked them about what makes them happy…here’s what they said! Link HERE

The Good Word: A great quote from the legendary Irish playwright, Samuel Beckett.

Good To Know: A great bit of trivia about the legendary Irish playwright, Samuel Beckett…!

Good News: Two sisters in Peru are using an ancient, ancestral technique to combat water shortages brought on by climate change, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Stop in for a classic dish and drink at the oldest continually operating restaurant in Hollywood, Musso & Frank Grill (since 1919!), Link HERE

Sounds Good: Our first of five songs performed live by Oscar Peterson: Duke Ellington’s “Satin Doll”, Link HERE

Good News: Oxford University endorses the use of honey to treat Upper Respiratory Tract Infections, Link HERE

The Good Word: Hear an amazing quote from the legendary poet Gil-Scott Heron.

Good To Know: What’s the largest single organism on Earth, you ask…?

Good News: The wonderful story of a high-achieving high-school student in Indianapolis will likely make you smile, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Stop in for something delicious at Hi-Rise Bakery in Cambridge, Massachussetts, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Time for one more brilliant track from the positive, Afrocentric Arrested Development, and their live performance of “Mr. Wendal” in 1991, Link HERE

Good News: Thanks to a global collaboration, the Aral Sea has rebounded dramatically from nearly-dry to thriving, Link HERE

The Good Word: More great thoughts and rhymes from Common!

Good To Know: Wanna know how long a “moment” really is…?

Good News: Americans have actually given MORE to charities during the pandemic than in prior years! Link HERE

Wonderful World: A visit to the lovely St. Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Check out a great live performance from Arrested Development performing their first hit single, “Tennessee”, Link HERE

Good News: An innovative mural in Warsaw uses paints that purify the surrounding air, Link HERE

The Good Word: Inspiration from the legendary MC, Common.

Good To Know: Want to hear something amazing about international cooperation…?

Good News: The Elephant population in Kenya is rebounding, thanks to crackdowns on poaching in the area, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Take a virtual tour around Lindisfarne, a ruined priory and nearby castle (sort of) off the coast of England, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Listen to a brief but lyrically dense performance by Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) from Def Poetry Jam, Link HERE

Good News: Large Blue Butterflies have been reintroduced to England after being declared extinct in the wild, Link HERE

The Good Word: A lovely thought from The Roots.

Good To Know: Just how long WOULD it take to eat your way through every restaurant in NYC…?

Good News: The Canal and River Trust in the UK is working to improve the canals and towpaths along Englands many routes, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Take a break from the hustle and bustle of London’s Piccadilly Circus for a drink at the gorgeous Bar Americaine, Link HERE

Sounds Good: The rebellious rhymes of Flobots and their anthem “Rise”, Link HERE

Good News: Scientists are upgrading the process of photosynthesis to yield more crops, naturally! Link HERE

The Good Word: Ralph Waldo Emerson on what lies within us.

Good To Know: Science shares with us the best time to take that nap!

Good News: The Coronavirus lockdowns have drastically reduced human-created seismic activity, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Want to know where I believe the best hot chocolate in Europe can be found? Hint: PARIS! Link HERE

Sounds Good: Listen to (and read along with) the phenomenal rhymes of Aceyalone’s Accepted Eclectic. Song HERE, Lyrics HERE

Good News: The Little Bear Sanctuary rescues farm animals from bad situations and gives them a home for the rest of their natural lives, Link HERE

The Good Word: A lovely thought about success from Bob Dylan.

Good To Know: Learn something surprising about cat tails!

Good News: Giuseppe Paterno graduates from the University of Palermo at age NINETY-SIX! Link HERE

Wonderful World: Travel across the world and through time to the retro/film noir-styled cocktail bar “Evans & Peel Detective Agency” in London and get your case solved while tossing a few back, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Find somewhere solitary and peaceful to listen to Claude Debussy’s Arabesques No. 1 and 2, Link HERE

Good News: A captive elephant in Pakistan who hasn’t had a playmate in over eight years is getting relocated to an elephant sanctuary in Cambodia, Link HERE

The Good Word: A great quote from the brilliant composer, John Cage.

Good To Know: Some MIND-BLOWING trivia about Billie Holiday as a babysitter…

Good News: A talented young ballet dancer in Nigeria is getting a scholarship to study with the American Ballet Theatre, Link HERE

Wonderful World: A surprisingly effective virtual tour of the Grand Canyon, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Listen to the brilliantly evocative music of Ferde Grofe’s “Grand Canyon Suite”, performed by the Seattle Symphony under the baton of Gerard Schwartz, Link HERE

Good News: Two Beluga whales have been rescued from an entertainment complex and set free near Iceland, Link HERE

The Good Word: Some great words from J.S. Bach on his great output…

Good To Know: Something amazing about Lincoln Logs!

Good News: The growing renewable energy field in the UK is improving so much that the most recent wind power fields may actually pay money back to consumers! Link HERE

Wonderful World: Take a beautiful aerial tour (or six!) of the great Colosseum of Rome, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Listen and watch the legendary Yo-Yo Ma performing the Prelude to the Unaccompanied Cello Suite by Bach, and a gorgeous video that accompanies it! Link HERE

Good News: An international team of scientists and engineers are working to complete the first nuclear fusion power generator, Link HERE

The Good Word: A lovely thought from Albert Schweitzer on coping with life’s stresses…

Good To Know: Time to learn about Beethoven’s particularities in regard to coffee!

Good News: A lovely and heartfelt fundraising effort from the people of Papua New Guinea to aid Australians suffering after the bushfires, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Take a stroll through the Vienna State Opera House thanks to Google Arts & Culture, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Listen to the aforementioned Vienna State Opera performing Mozart’s Overture to Die Zauberflote from just a few months ago! Link HERE

Good News: British scientists have used satellite imagery to discover nearly a dozen more colonies of Emperor Penguins in Antarctica, Link HERE

The Good Word: Douglas Adams on what Bach’s music teaches us…

Good To Know: How did Franz Liszt deal with all those fans asking for locks of his hair…?

Good News: A box of stained glass bought at auction reveals the solution to a mystery from World War II, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Visit Mozart’s birthplace in Salzburg through an incredible virtual tour, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Hear the stirring first movement of J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor: Kyrie Elieson performed by the English Baroque Soloists & The Monteverdi Choir, conducted by John Eliot Gardiner, Link HERE

Good News: RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, is spearheading new technology to create affordable, spray-on coating for windows to make them “smart windows”! Link HERE

The Good Word: Another brilliant quote from Vincent “Big Vinnie” Van Gogh

Good To Know: Something amazing about the wingspan of a Boeing 747…

Good News: Millions of rapid coronavirus tests are going to be deployed across the UK in advance of the coming winter, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Have one of the best cups of coffee you’ll ever enjoy, at The Milkman Coffee Shop in Edinburgh, Scotland! Link HERE

Sounds Good: Watch as the amazing and idiosyncratic Thelonious Monk plays his tune “Well, You Needn’t” with his quartet in 1965, Link HERE

Good News: The UK city of Oxford is using the pandemic to help get the homeless off the streets and into more permanent housing, Link HERE

The Good Word: A beautiful thought about art from Gustave Kllimt.

Good To Know: Wanna know something funny about the cereal, Shredded Wheat…?

Good News: A robotics company in Japan is developing a Covid-19 prevention mask that amplifies the user’s voice and can translate into 8 different languages! Link HERE

Wonderful World: the phenomenal BBQ of St. Louis, Missouri-based restaurant Salt + Smoke, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Listen (as loudly as you dare) to Anton Bruckner’s soul-stirring “Os justi meditabitur sapientiam”, Link HERE

Good News: Homeboy Industries, an organization to help gang members re-enter mainstream life, has won $2.5 million to further their work! Link HERE

The Good Word: Vincent Van Gogh drops more knowledge…

Good To Know: Let’s learn something trivial about the Moon.

Good News: Researchers are finding hopeful results in the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease by using infrared laser resonance, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Hear about the delights and charms of the Lime Tree Hotel B&B in London’s Belgravia neighborhood, Link HERE

Sounds Good: No big deal. Just Frank Sinatra. And the Count Basie Orchestra. And Quincy Jones. Doing “Fly Me To The Moon”. That’s all. Link HERE

Good News: Coronavirus lockdowns are being credited with contributing to a huge drop in rhino poaching in South Africa, Link HERE

The Good Word: A lovely quote about oddness from Vincent Van Gogh.

Good To Know: Something fascinating about Edgar Allen Poe!

Good News: A simple 5 pence tax on single use plastic bags in supermarkets and stores across England has led to a MASSIVE drop in their use…Link HERE

Wonderful World: The Tour of Peter’s Favorite Places continues with the gorgeous cocktail bar The Everleigh, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Celebrating Louis Armstrong’s birthday with a film of him performing three songs in Copenhagen back in 1933! Link HERE

Good News: Lowering greenhouse gas emissions while improving the GDP is not just possible, it’s HAPPENING! Link HERE

The Good Word: Leonardo Da Vinci on Simplicity…

Good To Know: Wanna have you mind blown? Listen to this fact about trees!

Good News: The extraordinary, posthumous generosity of a quiet Iowa man who used his secret fortune to send 33 students to college after his passing, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Come and have a cocktail at the lovely Bar Swift in London’s SoHo district, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Listen to Lester Young (with Buddy Rich, Ray Brown, and more!) play a smoothly swinging’ rendition of “How About You?” LIVE! Link HERE

Good News: Costa Rica has reversed decades of deforestation with an effective use of their economy, Link HERE

The Good Word: Mister Rogers on the unsung millions of people doing good, everywhere, everyday.

Good To Know: How hot IS the core of the Sun, really?

Good News: An orca in the Pacific Northwest who made tragic headlines a few years ago is in the news again, in the best possible way, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Check out the archeologically stunning ancient city of Chan Chan in Peru, and learn how climate change threatens its very existence, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Listen to (and watch!) a brilliant and slightly different performance of Vivaldi’s “Summer” from the Four Seasons, played by Avi Avital and Shaher Fawaz, Link HERE

Good News: Major cities around the world are taking advantage of less-congested streets to expand availability for cyclists and pedestrians, Link HERE

The Good Word: Mister Rogers talks about the value of deep simplicity…

Good To Know: Get ready for a startling geographic fact about the United States!

Good News: The global population of Tigers is reported to be bouncing back, just in time for World Tiger Day! Link HERE

Wonderful World: Visit the remarkable city of Kilwa Kisiwani on the coast of Tanzania, and learn about its jeopardy in the face of coastal erosion, Link HERE

Sounds Good: We celebrate the life and skills of the rapper Malik B, one of the founders of the seminal hip-hop group The Roots, who passed away today (July 29, 2020), Link HERE

Good News: The EastWest Food Rescue group is taking potentially wasted crops from Eastern Washington to food banks in Western Washington, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Mister Rogers on the Quiet Moments In Life…

Good To Know: Wanna know something about a great German word…?

Good News: A massive research study shows incredible peripheral benefits to the seasonal Flu shot, including massive drops in risks of heart attacks and strokes, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Explore the phenomenal Bangladeshi city of Bagherat, one of the great ancient examples of city planning and learn why it’s at risk, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Spend a few delightful minutes in the presence of one of the best and smoothest tap dancers of all time, Jimmy Slyde, live at the White House! Link HERE

Good News: The BeyondPlastics Awards give recognition to new solutions to eliminate single-use plastics! Link HERE

The Good Word: Mister Rogers on doing YOUR personal best.

Good To Know: Wanna know something about a quarter…?

Good News: Portugal is on track to eliminate coal-fueled power plants nearly 20 years ahead of plan, Link HERE

Wonderful World: A lovely tour of the city of Edinburgh, and some information about their ambitious goals to fight climate change, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Listen to the Horace Silver Quintet, Live in 1968, playing their classic, “Song For My Father”, Link HERE

Good News: The U.S. Senate unanimously voted to pass a bill eliminating mile-long mesh gill nets for fishing, Link HERE

The Good Word: Mister Rogers on watching and listening…

Good To Know: A little something about Sweden today.

Good News: Paying it Forward for about two hours at a Mexican restaurant drive-thru in Gulfport, Mississippi! Link HERE

Wonderful World: Tour the stunning but endangered Easter Island, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers perform the amazing and hard-swinging’ “Moanin'”, Link HERE

Good News: Homeless people struggle to gain access to essential services without having masks, so one million masks are being donated by Hanes, Inc.! Link HERE

The Good Word: We conclude the remarkable work, “Desiderata”, and reflect on its powerful word.

Good To Know: Who on Earth was Thurl Ravenscroft? You definitely know his voice…

Good News: Doing good things for others is *literally* good for you – mentally and physically! Here’s research to support that…Link HERE

Wonderful World: A breathtaking tour of the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Link HERE

Sounds Good: A tribute to the incredible skill of the late, great jazz singer, Annie Ross. Listen to Wardell Gray’s recording of the song “Twisted” HERE, and the hear Annie Ross’s vocalese version with Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, HERE

Good News: Over one million UK residents say they have quit smoking during the pandemic, Link HERE

The Good Word: “Desiderata”, part three, with reflections…

Good To Know: Learning a bit about “jaywalking”…

Good News: helping out a 94-year-old street vendor in Santa Ana, thanks to the kindness of strangers, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Take a few minutes and explore several amazing places in Argentina, thanks to GoogleEarth, Link HERE

Sounds Good: The swingin’ piano stylings of the legendary Mary Lou Williams, Link HERE

Good News: 2 million people plant 20 million trees in Uttar Pradesh along the River Ganges, Link HERE

The Good Word: “Desiderata” part two, and some reflections.

Good To Know: An interesting fact about the 3 Musketeers candy bar!

Good Word: Three farmers are spearheading a movement to reintroduce wild areas across East Anglia, Link HERE

Wonderful World: A very personal exhortation to visit the charming and lovely area around Newcastle in the north of England, Link to virtual views HERE

Sounds Good: Frederic Chopin’s Nocturne Op. 9, No. 2, in E Flat Major, Link HERE

Good News: Pakistan has already achieved goals for climate reforms set by the UN for 2030! Link HERE

The Good Word: “Desiderata” by Max Ehrmann, part one of four.

Good To Know: The BBC radio news for April 18, 1930…

Good News: “B-Lines” are being created across the UK to provide habitat and migration corridors for Bees, Butterflies, and other pollinators, Link HERE

Wonderful World: A lovely 360-degree rotating webcam overlooking Hong Kong, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Take five minutes or so and really listen to Oscar Peterson’s stirring jazz tune, “Hymn To Freedom”, Link HERE

Good News: UN reports plunging rates of malnutrition all across Asia, Link HERE

The Good Word: When is the best time to plant a tree…? Listen to this Chinese proverb!

Good To Know: Trivia regarding Liechtenstein…

Good News: Pine Martens are being reintroduced to the Forest of Dean in England! Check out the adorable babies HERE

Wonderful World: Take a look at the Drinks menu for one of Peter and Lauren’s favorite cocktail spots, The Last Word Saloon in Edinburgh, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Listen to the lovely “In A Mist”, written and performed here by Bix Beiderbecke, in 1927! Link HERE

Good News: Researchers have developed an air filter which kills 99.8% of COVID-19 which passes through it, Link HERE

The Good Word: Advice on how to cope with worry, from Duke Ellington!

Good News: Check out this search engine that uses its profits solely to fight climate change by planting trees and developing green energy, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Take a delightful tour of over 35 locations in the lovely city of Adelaide in South Australia, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Watch the brilliance of Duke Ellington and His Orchestra performing live in Germany in 1969 with their theme song, “Take The ‘A’ Train”! Link HERE

Good News: A product design student in London has created edible plastic wrap for ramen noodles (with the spices mixed in!), Link HERE

The Good Word: Henry David Thoreau on, well, seizing the day!

Good News: The City of Bristol in the UK is assisting the locals with social distancing with a great deal of heart, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Check out all the amazing sights and sounds (but not smells) of Yellowstone National Park, Link HERE

Sounds Good: The soundtrack to many a factory scene in old cartoons, watch the Raymond Scott Quintette perform “Powerhouse”, Link HERE

Good News: Former guerrilla fighters in Colombia are pairing with scientists to explore the biodiversity of the rainforests and jungles there, Link HERE

The Good Word: “The Rainbow”, by William Wordsworth

Good News: A simple process of spreading Basalt dust over croplands shows amazing promise to remove CO2 from the atmosphere, along with other benefits! Link HERE

Wonderful World: Take a stunning 360-degree air tour of the Galapagos Islands and their scenery and wildlife, Link HERE

Sounds Good: An amazing, entertaining, and jaw-dropping live performance by the great Slim Gaillard (and a great story about him, too!) Link HERE

Good News: Grizzly bears get their endangered species status reinstated, Link HERE

The Good Word: “The Rainy Day” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Good News: Wild European Bison are being reintroduced to the West Blean Woods of Kent in England, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Tour the stunning city of Prague in Czechia, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis, performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Link HERE

Good News: Two 10-year-old best friends are baking dog treats to raise money for their local food bank, Link HERE

The Good Word: “I Love You” by Carl Sandburg

Good News: A future of unlimited organs for transplants is nearer, thanks to stem-cell developments, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Let’s go to Hobbiton, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Eleanor Powell gives Fred Astaire a run for his tap-dancing money in “Jukebox Dance” from Broadway Melody of 1940, Link HERE

Good News: A battery-powered airplane has been certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency, Link HERE

The Good Word: “Risk” by Anais Nin

Good News: NASA’s breathtaking time-lapse video of a decades worth of images will simply mesmerize you, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Take a virtual wander around the delights of Sydney, Australia! Link HERE

Sounds Good: Check out the ridiculously talented Nicholas Brothers performing “Chattanooga Choo-Choo” with Dorothy Dandridge and the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Link HERE

Good News: Maricopa County animal shelter volunteers spend the 4th of July keeping dogs and cats calm in the shelters during the noisy and scary fireworks, Link HERE

The Good Word: Thinking of Freedom as an opportunity to do right, by Peter Marshall

Good News: India directs their 12 major ports to run on renewable, green energy! Link HERE

Wonderful World: Take a breathtaking virtual helicopter tour over Victoria Falls in Africa, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Listen (and watch) the amazingly musical and brilliant Tap Dancing of the legendary Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, Link HERE

Good News: A mountain gorilla in the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans is expecting a baby this summer! Link HERE

The Good Word: “This Is Just To Say”, by William Carlos Williams

Good News: The UK Government pledges over one billion pounds to assist the critically foundering Arts & Culture sector, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Take a wonderfully soothing VR tour of the Maldives, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Listen to the stirring Main Theme of Star Wars, by John Williams, Link HERE

Good News: Wild beavers have been reintroduced to the English countryside after a 400-year absence, Link HERE

The Good Word: William Faulkner on freedom and patriotism.

Good News: Paris re-elects Anne Hidalgo, whose plan to make the city more accessible to pedestrians and cyclists, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Take a virtual trip across Iceland, courtesy of National Geographic! Link HERE

Sounds Good: Watch the Beach Boys perform their legendary song, “God Only Knows”, sort-of-live. Link HERE

Good News: Loads of people are taking up gardening during the lockdown, and you can too! Link HERE

The Good Word: “The Rainbow” by Christina Rossetti

Good News: Afghan interpreter, who saved an American soldier, celebrates his first 4th of July with his family, as U.S. citizens! Link HERE

Wonderful World: Take a stunning aerial tour of the Pyramids of Egypt, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Feel the power of the incredible Mahalia Jackson singing “How I Got Over”, LIVE. Link HERE

Good News: In a poll, Americans indicate a collective move toward environmental positivity, Link HERE

The Good Word: “Winter Morning Poem” by Ogden Nash

Good News: NASA headquarters in Washington, D.C. is being renamed to honor “Hidden Figures” hero Mary W. Jackson! Link HERE

Wonderful World: Check out this absolutely BRILLIANT virtual tour of Stonehenge, courtesy of English Heritage group, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Listen to the singular and remarkable music of the Los Angeles-based group daKAH Hip Hop Orchestra and their take on the music of A Tribe Called Quest, Link HERE

Good News: Scientists at MIT create a robot that can disinfect the entire Boston Food Bank, with UV-C rays, in 30 minutes! Link HERE

The Good Word: William Wordsworth’s “I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud”

Good News: A sign language interpreter teaches Yoga classes to the hearing impaired, Link HERE

Wonderful World: The remarkably soothing sights and sounds of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Soulful, funky, groovy jazz from the Cannonball Adderley Quintet, in the form of “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy”, Link HERE

Good News: CRISPR gene editing may show a path to fight Parkinson’s Disease, Link HERE

The Good Word: “Fire and Ice” by Robert Frost

Good News: Two pig-farming brothers in Dingley Dell (!) in England have devoted 81 acres of their land to help the bee population, to great success, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Seattle’s Museum Of Flight offers you the chance to take 360-degree tours of the cockpits of amazing aircraft! Link HERE

Sounds Good: Let yourself be soothed by the funky, smooth sounds of Les Nubians featuring The Roots, on “Tabou”, Link HERE

Good News: The Kaki bird of New Zealand is having an amazing recovery, having nearly gone extinct, Link HERE

The Good Word: “No Man Is An Island” by John Donne

Good News: An elderly Paleta vendor in Chicago receives a GoFundMe campaign to give him his retirement at age 70! Link HERE

Wonderful World: Take a stunning tour of Switzerland via an incredible 360-degree video, Link HERE

Sounds Good: “East of the Sun and West of the Moon” performed by Diana Krall and Christian McBride, live at the White House, Link HERE

Good News: A new “liquid air” battery is being developed in England with Zero emissions, and at 50% of the cost of Lithium Ion batteries, Link HERE

The Good Word: Mister Rogers on the secret to lasting success…

Good News: Germany’s parliament votes to completely ban single-use plastics, from July 3, 2021, Link HERE

Wonderful World: National Geographic gives us a 3D virtual tour of the International Space Station, Link HERE

Sounds Good: enjoy a light-hearted, hard-swingin’ outtake of Lester Young with the Oscar Peterson Trio doing “It Takes Two To Tango”, Link HERE

Good News: The first patients treated with CRISPR gene editing tech are thriving, one full year after the treatment, Link HERE

The Good Word: Thoughts from Henry David Thoreau, part 5…

Good News: Urban farming pioneers Gotham Greens are bringing fresh, sustainable, environmentally conscious farming to our cities, Link HERE

Wonderful World: take a wonderfully soothing journey across the wintry Norwegian countryside at the front of a locomotive…Link HERE

Sounds Good: Stunningly brilliant L.A.-Based band Ozomatli gives a lively performance of their song “Como Ves”, Link HERE

Good News: Scientists in Australia invent technology to convert Carbon Dioxide waste into industrial building blocks, Link HERE

The Good Word: More great thoughts from Henry David Thoreau!

Good News: Amazing Miyawaki forests fight climate change with biodiversity and bio density, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Virtual spelunking at New Mexico’s Carlsbad Caverns, courtesy of Google (again!), Link HERE

Sounds Good: Spend a lovely few minutes luxuriating in the tropical sounds of Buena Vista Social Club, Link HERE

Good News: Harlequin Toads are not as extinct as previously believed! Link HERE

The Good Word: Henry David Thoreau on the need for unbridled nature.

Good News: 86-year-old woman uses stimulus check to build a stuffed-animal zoo in her front yard to cheer people up, Link HERE

Wonderful World: The phenomenal interactive website of Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Gipsy Kings perform their classic, “Djobi Djoba” live in London in 2004, Link HERE

Good News: A bipartisan bill passes the U.S. Senate to fund the “Great American Outdoors Act”, Link HERE

The Good Word: Henry David Thoreau on castles in the air…

Good News: A Virginia middle-school librarian uses drones to get books to students! Link HERE

Wonderful World: Take a remarkable virtual tour of Hawai’i and its active volcanoes, Link HERE

Sounds Good; Watch Marvin Gaye perform “What’s Goin’ On” LIVE in 1972, Link HERE

Good News: Morocco sends millions of PPE to African nations as COVID-19 spreads, Link HERE

The Good Word: Henry David Thoreau on being better than simply “good”.

Good News: A small town in Washington State tries an ingenious way to boost their economy and guarantee the relief stays local, Link HERE

Wonderful World: A breathtaking virtual climb up the face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Spend a few lively minutes with the amazing sights and sounds of King Sunny Ade and His African Beats, Link HERE

Good News: The first U.S. woman to walk in space has now explored the ocean’s Challenger Deep, the lowest point on Earth, Link HERE

The Good Word: The power of altruism, by Nelson Henderson

Good News: Bad Dad Jokes enlisted to help needy families! Link HERE

Wonderful World: Explore Mount Everest through Google Street View, Link HERE

Sounds Good: “Make Believe Mambo”, by David Byrne (from the album Rei Momo), Link HERE

Good News: A plastic bottle recycler in Uganda turns from making building materials to create protective equipment for local hospitals, Link HERE

The Good Word: Mister Rogers helps us understand how to look for the unique good in others.

Good News: Syrian refugees in the UK take up beekeeping and help to reintroduce a native species, Link HERE

Wonderful World: A virtual tour of Buckingham Palace, Link HERE

Sounds Good: The delightful song, “When I Grow Too Old To Dream”, recorded by Nat King Cole, Link HERE

Good News: Archaeologists use Ground-Penetrating Radar to map an entire Roman city without digging a single shovelful of soil, Link HERE

The Good Word: “Barter” by Sara Teasdale

Good News: Carbon emissions plunge during the pandemic, giving hope for the rise of renewable energy futures, Link HERE

Wonderful World: See over 200,000 works of art and history at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, Link HERE

Sounds Good: “Gymnopedie No. 3 – Lent et Doloreux” by Erik Satie, played by Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Link HERE

Good News: Pangolins receive governmental protection, removing them from internationally sanctioned trafficking, Link HERE

The Good Word: “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost

Good News: “Pandemic of Love” website connects thousands of people in need with thousands of people who want to help them, Link HERE

Wonderful World: A virtual tour of the lovely Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland, Link HERE

Sounds Good: “Make You Feel That Way” by Blackalicious, Link HERE

Good News: Hobbies can help reduce or prevent depression! Link HERE

The Good Word: “Keep Going”, by Edgar Guest

Good News: Rooftop farms in Paris are set to provide affordable, local, organic produce on a large scale, Link HERE

Wonderful World: A breathtaking virtual tour of Zhāngjiājiè National Forest Park in China, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Yo-Yo Ma performs the Prelude to Bach’s Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, Link HERE

Good News: New Zealand returns to near-normal, having “crushed” the COVID-19 outbreak there, Link HERE

The Good Word: Zig Ziglar on working toward your goals

Good News: New Jersey man makes hundreds of grocery trips for local senior citizens, Link HERE

Wonderful World: A phenomenal virtual reality tour of Lapland in Norway (including a reindeer sleigh!), and a view of the Northern Lights, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Harry Connick, Jr. dazzles with a live performance of the classic, “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore”, Link HERE

Good News: Two different studies reach similar conclusions about COVID-19 responses worldwide…millions of deaths have been avoided so far, Links HERE and HERE

The Good Word: “If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking”, by Emily Dickinson

Good News: Amazing, good-hearted teen in Buffalo, NY, takes 10 hours and cleans a whole street after looting nearly destroys it, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Google’s “Street View Trekker” takes us all on a virtual hike through the Grand Canyon’s South Rim trails! Link HERE

Sounds Good: The incredible and original hip-hop stylings of Somali-born Canadian K’naan, and his song “Strugglin'”, Link HERE

Good News: Unemployment rates in the United States fall as lockdowns ease across the country, Link HERE

The Good Word: Mister Rogers on Doing Good for others regardless of your reward

Good News: Penguins in a British zoo are adopted by the perfect company, Link HERE

Wonderful World: A lovely virtual tour of the Palace of Holyrood House in Edinburgh, Link HERE

Sounds Good: a live performance on KEXP by the legendary Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Link HERE

Good News: New Mexico school kids donate their end-of-year rafting trip funds to help the Covid-19 devastated Navajo Nation, Link HERE

The Good Word: Poetry from Harlem Renaissance genius Langston Hughes

Good News: Minneapolis-area school runs a grocery donation food drive to help local neighborhoods hit by looting and has expectations exceeded! Link HERE

Wonderful World: The Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute’s webcams! Link HERE

Sounds Good: The phenomenal music and message of Michael Franti & Spearhead, Link HERE

Good News: Nature Conservancy teams up with philanthropists to preserve the Virgin River just outside of Zion National Park, Link HERE

The Good Word: Spreading love, via Mother Theresa

Good News: Australian kids cheer up a lockdown-depressed fish in the Cairns Aquarium, Link HERE

Wonderful World: See the wonders of the African veldt thanks to Africams! Link HERE

Sounds Good: An amazing YouTube clip to help understand and appreciate the legendary Giant Steps recording by John Coltrane, Link HERE

Good News: Man creates “Dad, How Do I?” YouTube series to teach youngsters how to do things if their parents aren’t there, Link HERE

The Good Word: The poem “It Couldn’t Be Done”, by Edgar Guest

Good News: Bees stage amazing recovery in Albania due to Covid-19 lockdowns, Link HERE

Wonderful World: A virtual tour of the incredible Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy! Link HERE

Sounds Good: Keep On Movin’ by Soul II Soul, Live at the Isle of Wight Music Festival in 2018, Link HERE

Good News: South Korea donates 10,000 face masks to the Navajo Nation to recognize service during the Korean war, link HERE

The Good Word: Mister Rogers on caring for everyone around us (and a cameo comment from my cat, Jet!)

Good News: Crayola introduces a new palette of crayons to reflect skin tones from around the world, link HERE

Wonderful World: The San Diego Zoo’s webcams, link HERE

Sounds Good: Louis Armstrong and his All-Stars performing “(What Did I Do To Be So) Black and Blue” in Berlin 1965, link HERE.

Good News: Bionic eye in development may give sight to the blind, Link HERE

The Good Word: Maya Angelou on brightening the day of others around us

Good News: Hawaiian fishermen donate 220 pounde of Grade A Tuna to local hospital workers, Link HERE

Wonderful World: A virtual tour of The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, Link HERE

Sounds Good: “Well, You Needn’t”, recorded by Miles Davis, Link HERE

Good News: Teen in New Mexico finds thousands of dollars in cash and turns it in: Link HERE

The Good Word: William Hazlitt on the need for adversity.

Good News: Postal worker gives gift cards to 2020 grads who won’t have diploma ceremonies, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Virtually touring the Eiffel Tower, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Bebel Gilberto’s “Tanto Tempo”, Link HERE

Good News: Ultra-rare blue bee species rediscovered in Florida, Link HERE

The Good Word: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on infinite hope

Good News: Traffic crashes continue downward trend for third straight year, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Epic Negroni cocktails at Bar Termini in London, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Duke Ellington’s “Soda Fountain Rag” (Poodle Dog Rag), Link HERE

Good News: No new COVID-19 cases reported in Hong Kong, New Zealand, Hawaii & Montana, Link HERE

The Good Word: Shannon L. Alder on connection with others

Good News: Broadway musical Hamilton to stream from July 3rd, well ahead of schedule! Link HERE

Wonderful World: Webcam of a lovely beach in the Maldives, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Pearl Jam’s seminal debut album, Ten, Link HERE

Good News: Newly discovered microbe in Kenya gives complete malaria protection, Link HERE

The Good Word: Robert Fulghum on Imagination, Myth, Dreams, Hope, Laughter, and Love.

Good News: People of Ireland donate to help Coronavirus-stricken Native Americans, Link HERE

Wonderful World: R.L.Stevenson on the value of Travel for Travel’s sake, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Lester Young with Billie Holiday, “This Year’s Kisses”, Link HERE

Episode Notes

Good News: Iceland won’t hunt whales for the second year in a row,  Link HERE

The Good Word: Mister Rogers on accepting others, and ourselves

Good News: Captain Tom Moore raises over 29 million pounds and receives over 125,000 birthday cards, Link HERE

Wonderful World: The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Mozart’s Serenade #10 for Winds, “Gran Partitia”, Link HERE

  • Good News

Smart contact lenses to help monitor and treat diabetes, https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/contact-lens-to-monitor-glucose-levels-for-diabetics/

  • The Good Word

Howard Pyle’s The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

  • Good News

Twin ring-tailed lemurs born at the Honolulu Zoo, https://www.staradvertiser.com/2020/04/27/hawaii-news/twin-ring-tailed-lemurs-born-at-honolulu-zoo/

  • Wonderful World

A virtual tour of the Musee d’Orsay in Paris, https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/musee-dorsay-paris

  • Sounds Good

“Cotton Tail” by Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

  • Good News

Doctor whose catalytic converter is stolen while at work, gets it replaced for free! http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-52402109?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.com/news/topics/cx2pk70323et/uplifting-stories

  • The Good Word

Henri Nouwen on doing good every moment, every day

  • Good News

Neighbors contribute to fill over 200 “pamper bags” for NHS workers, https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-52395308?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.com/news/topics/cx2pk70323et/uplifting-stories&link_location=live-reporting-story

  • Wonderful World

The British Museum in London, and their “Museum of the World” interactive tour, https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com

  • Sounds Good

The music of A Tribe Called Quest (albums: Low End Theory, and Midnight Marauders)

Episode Notes

  • Good News

Milan converts 35km of streets to pedestrian and cycling only areas https://www.brightvibes.com/1716/en/milan-to-turn-35km-of-streets-over-to-cyclists-and-pedestrians-to-reduce-car-use-after-lockdown

 

  • The Good Word

Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything

 

  • Good News

London bus stop becomes community children’s art gallery, https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-britain-street-art/bus-stop-art-gallery-lifts-spirits-in-lockdown-london-idUSKCN22A0Z3

 

  • Wonderful World

Holland’s Keukenhof Gardens virtual tour, https://www.keukenhof.nl/en/nieuws/360-tour-door-keukenhof/

 

  • Sounds Good

The music of the Nat Cole Trio

Good News: Symbiotic relationship between rhinos and birds helps thwart poachers, https://www.sciencenews.org/article/oxpecker-birds-warn-endangered-black-rhinos-people-near-poaching

The Good Word: Douglas Adams and Last Chance To See

Good News: Coral reef rehabilitation, https://www.brightvibes.com/1713/en/with-no-tourists-australian-scuba-tours-are-planting-coral-instead

Wonderful World: Yosemite National Park webcam, https://www.virtualyosemite.org/virtual-tour/#node27

Sounds Good: Morten Gunnar Larsen, Scott Joplin’s “Solace”, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJkYA-TiG1A

Episode Notes

  • Good News

Bald Eagle population in Ohio grows 151%, https://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/3758/Ohio-039-s-Bald-Eagle-Population-Is-Soaring

  • The Good Word

Winston Churchill on success

  • Good News

10-Year-Old Missouri girl fundraises to donate over 230 gift cards for local police department, https://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/3757/10-Year-Old-Donates-232-Gift-Cards-To-Local-Police-Department

  • Wonderful World

Time-lapse webcam of the Eiffel Tower, https://www.skylinewebcams.com/en/webcam/france/ile-de-france/paris/tour-eiffel.html

  • Sounds Good

John Coltrane’s “Central Park West”

Episode Notes

  • Good News

Little Free Libraries converting to temporary Supply stops, https://www.msn.com/en-us/good-news/kindness-cant-be-quarantined-little-free-libraries-now-used-to-provide-essential-items-during-pandemic/ar-BB12UDuQ

  • The Good Word

William Shakespeare’s birthday & Sonnet 18

  • Good News

Lockdowns around the world lead to drastic lowering in air pollution, https://www2.iqair.com/sites/default/files/documents/REPORT-COVID-19-Impact-on-Air-Quality-in-10-Major-Cities_V6.pdf

  • Wonderful World

Rio de Janeiro webcam, https://www.earthcam.com/world/brazil/riodejaneiro/?cam=rio_copacabana

  • Sounds Good

Ella & Louis albums on Verve

Episode Notes

  • Good News

The Lost Apple Project, https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/25/us/extinct-apples-discovered-in-pacific-scn-trnd/index.html

  • The Good Word

Mister Rogers on “How you affect the lives of everyone you meet”

  • Good News

Capt. Tom Moore raises 18 million pounds for NHS in the UK, https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-52472132

  • Wonderful World

Great Wall of China virtual tour https://www.thechinaguide.com/destination/great-wall-of-china

  • Sounds Good

Brian Eno and Ambient Music

Episode Notes

  • Good News

Andrea Bocelli Easter concert in Milan, https://consequenceofsound.net/2020/04/watch-andrea-bocelli-easter-sunday-concert-video/

  • The Good Word

Douglas Adams,The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy

  • Good News

Milwaukee bakery/cafe sends box lunches to local hospitals, https://www.cbs58.com/news/miss-molly-s-cafe-owner-helps-community-while-keeping-business-afloat-amid-pandemic

  • Wonderful World

Virtual tour of Israel & Jerusalem, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bp698Td0mXU

  • Sounds Good

Benny Goodman Live At Carnegie Hall

Episode Notes

  • Good News

Recycling plastic within hours, https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottsnowden/2020/04/11/new-enzyme-breaks-down-plastic-in-hours/#40ca045e4ef0

  • The Good Word

Michael Altshuler, Time flies

  • Good News

Gift cards for an entire town in Iowa, https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2020/04/03/anonymous-donor-sends-150-gift-cards-every-household-1-400-person-iowa-town-earlham/5113139002/

  • Wonderful World

Virtual tour of London, https://360.visitlondon.com/#

  • Sounds Good

Old Time Radio shows!

 

Episode Notes

  • Good News

Bar owner takes dollar bill decorations off restaurant walls to pay furloughed employees  https://www.cbsnews.com/news/georgia-bar-owner-removes-donates-money-to-staff-removes-3714-in-bills-from-walls-during-coronavirus-pandemic/

  • The Good Word

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on doing small things in a great way.

  • Good News

Koolulam & the “One Love” singalong in Jerusalem, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZzK29_V8jQ

  • Wonderful World

Trevi Fountain livecam, https://www.skylinewebcams.com/en/webcam/italia/lazio/roma/fontana-di-trevi.html

  • Sounds Good

Miles Davis, Kind of Blue album

Episode Notes

  • Good News

Teen creates free delivery service for elderly (https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2020/04/09/st-xavier-student-creates-website-grocery-delivery-during-pandemic/2972611001/

  • The Good Word

Mandy Hale on staying open to changes in plans

  • Good News

Miss England pageant winner cancels humanitarian travels and returns to NHS (https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-52219570)

  • Wonderful World

Tokyo Tower livecam, https://www.worldcams.tv/japan/tokyo/tower-panorama

  • Sounds Good

Fats Waller, “Handful of Keys”

Episode Notes

  • Good News

COVID-19 Positive news Roundup

British pub donate meals to NHS workers (https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/keighleynews/18372297.pub-donates-meals-airedale/?ref=rss)

Tesco store donates microwave to stroke survivor

Minnesota State Representative Heather Edelson gets a social-distancing neighborhood 39th birthday parade

  • The Good Word

Joseph Campbell on Letting Go of Preconceptions

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Lockdown in India reduces air pollution, revealing Himalayas to nearby Punjab region, https://www.newsweek.com/himalayas-indian-state-100-air-pollution-coronavirus-lockdown-1497058

  • Wonderful World

Machu Picchu virtual tour, https://www.youvisit.com/tour/machupicchu?pl=f

  • Sounds Good

Bob Marley, “One Love/People Get Ready”

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Teenage pilot delivers supplies to rural hospitals, https://www.independent.co.uk/news/americas/coronavirus-covid-19-pilot-teenager-medical-supplies-flying-us-donations-hospitals-a9454091.html

  • The Good Word

Poetry from Walt Whitman, Excerpt from “Song Of Myself”

  • Good News

Carriage drivers in Vienna deliver meals to elderly, https://www.barrons.com/news/seniors-get-horse-drawn-carriage-food-deliveries-in-vienna-neighbourhood-01586384414

  • Sounds Good

DEVO is underrated and misunderstood, “Beautiful World”

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Magnetic brain therapy treatment for severe depression, https://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2020/04/stanford-researchers-devise-treatment-that-relieved-depression-i/html

  • The Good Word

A quote from Ella Fitzgerald on Perseverance

  • Good News

Irish PM re-registers as a doctor during COVID crisis, https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/04/06/828252726/irish-leader-returns-to-medicine-to-help-battle-covid-19-pandemic

  • Sounds Good

Ella Fitzgerald, “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive”

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Saving bookstores in Spain during COVID-19, https://www.positive.news/economics/good-business/a-novel-idea-the-plan-to-support-spains-bookshops-through-the-pandemic

  • The Good Word

Poetry from Raymond Carver, “Happiness”

  • Good News

Madagascar to plant 60 million trees for anniversary, https://www.ecowatch.com/madagascar-tree-planting-2644879937.html

  • Sounds Good

Louis Armstrong & His Hot Seven, “Potato Head Blues”

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MIT innovates a $100 ventilator, https://www.businessinsider.com/mit-emergency-ventilator-cheaper-design-plans-2020-3

  • The Good Word

Poetry from Arthur Guiterman, “Routine”

  • Good News

Owners of a clingy cat create a false lap, https://www.unilad.co.uk/animals/couple-tricks-their-clingy-cat-by-creating-a-fake-lap-for-her-to-sit-on/

  • Sounds Good

Talking Heads, “Stop Making Sense” concert film

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Scent-tracking dogs in archaeology, https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/oct/dogs-show-nose-archaeology-sniffing-out-ancient-tombs

  • The Good Word

Henry David Thoreau, excerpt from Walden “Where I Lived, and What I Lived For”

  • Good News

Marinatex, biodegradable plastic alternative, https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/bioplastic-made-from-fish-scales-just-won-james-dyson-award-180973550/

  • Sounds Good

The Beatles, “Here Comes The Sun”

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Cargo Airships, https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/varialift-airships-solar-powered-airship/

  • The Good Word

P.G. Wodehouse’s Code of the Woosters

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First Zero-emissions town on Earth, https://www.easyvoyage.co.uk/travel-headlines/this-finnish-town-is-aiming-to-be-zero-waste-by-2050-88334

  • Sounds Good

Oscar Peterson and the album “Night Train”

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Sheku Kanneh-Mason, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INVe_1Eb5dw

  • The Good Word

Mister Rogers on Blessings

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Dublin’s zero-emissions postal service, www.anpost.com/Media-Centre/News/Dublin-becomes-first-Capital-City-globally-with-ze

  • Sounds Good

Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aW-7CqxhnAQ