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A Rare Find in NYC Theatre

Posted February 12, 2011 | 20:10:00 (EST)

Last week, I attended the opening night of "A Girl Wrote It", an evening of four One-Acts presented by Wide Eyed Productions. As you might guess from the title, each of the plays is penned by a woman.

Upon entering the Red Room Theatre (fittingly just upstairs from...

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All It Takes Is All You've Got

Posted January 20, 2011 | 13:20:29 (EST)

Dinosaurs were my thing. Not cowboys. The 6-year-old me thought that dinosaurs, with their many shapes and sizes, their teeth and spikes, their tails, wings, and fins were way cooler than some dude on a horse with a hat and a gun. Luckily Jim Owen, the author of The Try,...

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Planeteer Alert! (Twittersode @ 8:00PM ET Tonight!)

Posted December 30, 2010 | 18:16:45 (EST)

Sorry to ruin your new years plans, but eco-villains have invented a time machine. They plan to go back to the 1950's, when there were no environmental laws, and emit enough carbon to make Greenland into a beach-front resort!

This is the premise for a fantastic episode of Captain Planet...

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The Ken Burns of Colorado

Posted December 28, 2010 | 23:19:46 (EST)

When I was a kid, my dad and I loved to climb mountains. There were a number of things I remember him teaching me while we were on those climbs: It is important to pace yourself. Just keep putting one foot in front of the other. Every so often, take...

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Think Outside the Bottle

Posted December 1, 2010 | 23:26:01 (EST)

This blog was originally posted at TheSocioCapitalist.

My dad has always wondered about bottled water. He jokes that if he went to a bottled water factory, he'd probably find a guy out back filling thousands of bottles of water with a garden hose. It's funny 'cause its true.

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Celebrate Urban Agriculture

Posted October 26, 2010 | 15:35:16 (EST)

Tomato plants growing in old coolers, herb gardens outside of kitchen windows, and pies made from fruit found around town. This is the world of urban agriculture: a counter-intuitive paring of words with the potential to bring a connection to the land, to the heart of the city.

Cambridge, MA...

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You Are the Key Puzzle Piece

Posted September 20, 2010 | 18:32:50 (EST)

Ever start doing a jigsaw puzzle, know you have all the pieces but can't quite seem to get them to look like the quaint, snow covered cottage photo on the box? Conflicting feelings of frustration and determination set in and you slowly start piecing the pieces together. This is how...

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Captain Planet Returns (On Twitter)

Posted September 11, 2010 | 10:34:50 (EST)

In 1990, September 15th fell on a Saturday. And it was on that morning, 20 years ago, that a generation of kids was introduced to a new superhero. Unlike the characters they had met before, this superhero came into existence when - and only when - kids like them combined...

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CRUSH: Facebook Nation

Posted July 19, 2010 | 12:14:39 (EST)

It's the return of CRUSH! After taking a short summer hiatus, we're back in action, crushing the week's social media news into a juicy 3 minutes or less. And this week we're even giving you a special behind-the-scenes look into Crush Studios, so don't forget to join us on

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Make A Father's Day Declaration

Posted June 16, 2010 | 14:51:43 (EST)

I invite you to join me in making the following declaration:

I declare here and now I believe in respect. I am a person ready to take a stand against relationship violence and abuse. I want all to know this symbolizes my commitment to solve problems through conversation,...
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Noah's Arkansas the Latest Triumph for Wide Eyed Productions

Posted May 31, 2010 | 14:05:18 (EST)

Time ain't gonna heal your wounds. But it is about the only thing we got can measure how deep ya been hurt.

As an undergraduate student of theatre, my professors would wax poetic about the bygone glory days of Broadway - what is was like when Arthur Miller's Plays would...

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CRUSH: Facebook Unfiltered

Posted May 24, 2010 | 17:17:36 (EST)

CRUSH Roadtrip 2010 has been officially underway and this week we break down Facebook like you've never seen it before - giving you not only the latest from the news desk, but also what people on the street have to say.

While a handful of Senators spoke out against...

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5 Senators Who Need to Get in the Climate Legislation Game

Posted May 13, 2010 | 14:37:09 (EST)

It is rare to hear about "back benchers" in Congress. Generally these are members who, on one issue, or on all issues, don't make much noise, go with the flow, and try to avoid controversy. In sports, the term "bench warmer" is similar, but rather than a lack of desire...

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Word to your Mother

Posted May 5, 2010 | 19:12:30 (EST)

"Respect" is the word.

This Mother's Day, you have the opportunity to give a precious gift to your mother. You can give her respect. Sign the pledge and give respect today. Join others in taking a stand to show compassion and support for a respectful world. Declare your...

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Valero - because Enron is SO ten years ago

Posted May 4, 2010 | 17:21:41 (EST)

Valero, the Texas-based oil giant, continues to prove one thing: oil is dirty. The latest evidence spewing from its smoke stacks? Behind closed doors, Valero's company practices are just as dirty and threatening as the smoggy skies and health concerns courtesy of its fossil fuel emissions. While the company has...

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A Mother's Day Present That Gives Back

Posted May 3, 2010 | 18:26:14 (EST)

It happens about this time every year. Suddenly you realize Mother's Day is just around the corner, and you have no idea what to get for dear old Mom. Well this year the Marion Institute is offering a unique alternative to the same old greeting card and flowers....

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CRUSH: Road Trip 2010

Posted May 3, 2010 | 13:37:11 (EST)

CRUSH - Your one and only source for juicy social media news in four minutes or less. Don't forget to join us on Facebook and Twitter, and get your daily crush at www.commonsensenms.com

As promised, we've got the latest on the debate heating up...

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CRUSH: The End of Anonymity

Posted April 26, 2010 | 13:50:10 (EST)

CRUSH - Bringing you the latest in social media news in four minutes or less. And in our own exciting news - we've gone HD, making our crushing capabilities that much clearer. Enjoy! Don't forget to join us on Facebook and Twitter, and get your daily...

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5 Earth Day Actions You Can Take In 10 Minutes Flat

Posted April 22, 2010 | 11:30:09 (EST)

It's Earth Day and in addition to all of the other lists advising you to turn off the lights, get green power, and pay attention to what you are buying (all of which are very important) there are five more concrete things you need to do today, that can have...

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Hey CA - Don't Get Fooled

Posted April 21, 2010 | 13:28:04 (EST)

The Dirty Energy Proposition (aka the California Jobs Initiative) blew by its self-imposed signature collection deadline last week. The campaign is working to gather the more than 400,000 signatures needed to get the proposal to kill California's landmark climate and clean energy law on the November ballot. Apparently their expectation...

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