Every 15 seconds, a child dies from waterborne disease. Three times an hour, another species becomes extinct. Each day, we consume 85 million barrels of oil and pump 23 million tons of carbon dioxide into an already warming atmosphere. But against this bleak backdrop, beacons of hope shine from thousands of large and small initiatives. Thriving Beyond Sustainability draws a collective map of individuals, organizations, and communities that are committed to building an alternative future.
A moment of drunken disrespect sets the stage for the battle for the soul of a man in this Rudyard Kipling classic! A multicast, fully soundscaped audio drama!
In the small Caribbean town of San Miguel, Jack and Mojo begin to hear stories of islands that appear and disappear. They soon discover there are strange ghost-like beings that visit the town when the islands appear. They are called, Luc-an-oona (those who bless us). But when one of Jack's crew visits the ghost island, strange things begin to happen.
People feel there's something "witchy" about Amy. She is tormented by an oval "light" that appears at random. Amy fled to Costa Rica, where she was born, but the light has reappeared. Jack and Mojo try to help, but something very powerful is happening, and it may be traced back to an old African god.
People are disappearing in Montreal. Jack and Mojo believe they are being drawn into the "Other City", an ephemeral city that appears at random, and suddenly vanishes, taking people with it. There's a blind street musician whose haunting accordion echoes down the narrow streets of a city that may only exist somewhere "next door to reality".
We meet Rex Tanner, race car driver, on a disastrous mission to save scientist Penelope Mulgrew in 1935. Rex effects their escape using the Omnidial, a mysterious device permanently grafted to his skin, which imbues Rex with temporary super powers...when it works. Months later, Rex is approached with a new mission: American Olympians are turning up shriveled and weak, apparently drained of muscle.
"Rex Tanner and the Sword"
Bigger has turned out not to be better. Servicing the global economy has exacted a heavy toll in the erosion of our communities and the destruction of our environment. Increasingly, we are coming to realize that the way forward looks a lot like the way back — back to strong local economies, back to resilient, tight-knit communities, back to the land and work that is real. As we chart our course through these uncertain times, we are hungry for inspiration.
We meet race car driver REX TANNER in 1935, after he’s been captured trying to save scientist PENELOPE MULGREW from the clutches of evil Nazi geneticist, DR. JACQUELINE HYDE. Rex effects their escape using the OMNIDIAL: a mysterious device permanently grafted to his skin, which imbues him with temporary super-powers… when it works.
"Fun story, like an old radio show"