The Leftscape Podcast: ‘Stowin’ Away with a Solar Suitcase (Episode 16)’

Ahoy ye landlubbers! An’ has Th’ Leftscape ever got a show fer ye! Lend us yer ears as Dread Pirate Wendy, Bloody Mary, an’ Robin El Terrible tell ye a tale. . .

September 19 is Talk Like a Pirate Day, and Wendy SheridanMary McGinley, and Robin Renée give it their best shot to start off this week’s show. We hear about their favorite pirates Batt and Galen (featured image), Adam Ant, and Errol Flynn as Captain Blood, plus a jolly, bawdy pirate tune by Moss Stern called “Pirates of the Rim.”

Errol Flynn as Captain Blood

Robin interviews engineer Linda Gaffney about her focus on and pursuit of helping others, particularly in the realm of the environment. She has assisted with solar energy installation in places including Costa Rica, Haiti, and the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. She has taken part in projects involving The We Care Solar Suitcase, which supports maternal health and deliveries in places without reliable electricity, and the We Share Solar Suitcase, which is a kit for teaching students about solar energy. In connection with the Rutgers Environmental Stewards Program, she recently created “Sea How High,” a fun-to-play game that teaches about sea level rise due to climate change. Also a yoga teacher, Linda speaks about the benefits of returning to her contemplative practice. Listen in to hear more about the work and insight of Linda Gaffney, and if you happen to live in New Jersey or will be passing through, check the Leftscape website for some fun and educational things you can do.

In News, the co-hosts consider the value or lack thereof of the New York Times Anonymous Op-Ed. September 19 birthdays include Jimmy Fallon, Twiggy, Lita Ford, Sunita Williams, Adam West, and Tegan and Sara. Celebrate Bisexuality Day is coming up on Sunday, September 23. Queen fans can also mark their calendars now for Bohemian Rhapsody the movie, which is set for release soon (in theaters in the US November 2).

Bi Pride Flag at Gunnison Beach - Photo by Robin Renée

Shiver me timbers! That’s all we got fer ye, so listen t’ th’ show, subscribe, ‘n share it wit’ yer mateys!

The Leftscape – the shape of progressive conversation: “Stowin’ Away with a Solar Suitcase (Episode 16).”

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