January Inspirations

The PRI team shares the people, actions, inventions, and places that are currently inspiring us:

ally NPR’s Best Books page and app: Great books recommended by smart readers. And lovely UI too.
dany Pretty amazing. It’s still in beta (and you participate by uploading your own music), but at radiooooo.com you can choose a decade back to 1900, then locate a place on the world map to hear what music was playing at that time, in that place. So far I’ve discovered what my friends outside of the U.S. might have been listening to when they were teenagers, and what might have been playing on the radio when I was born.
elena Fighting for the rights of animals . . . I’m tremendously inspired this month by the actions of a group of dedicated people (including my friend Amy) who have been working for months to reform the Helmetta Regional Animal Shelter. Their actions resulted in innocent animals being removed from truly horrific conditions, and they’ve brought attention to reforming a corrupt system. I wish them continued success as more of the details are brought to light.
frank I’m inspired by a good story. I’m a big fan of George Dawes Green, the poet, best-selling novelist, and founder of The Moth. According to The Moth, George wanted to recreate, in New York, the feeling of sultry summer evenings in his native Georgia, where he and his friends would gather on his friend Wanda’s porch to share spellbinding tales. There was a hole in the screen which let in moths that were attracted to the light, and the group started calling themselves The Moths. Audiences are drawn to the stories, like moths to a flame. Like I am.
kevin I am inspired by Finca Bellavista, a sustainable greenhouse community whose mission is to assist communities in Costa Rica in regenerating rainforest assets and restoring native habitats to encourage healthier lifestyles, economies and opportunities.
rebecca I have been revisiting some great thinking done by Bill Buxton, and his writings on the topic of User Experience. It is totally inspiring me this month.
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