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Earth Day 1970

I attended the first Earth Day observation in Philadelphia.  I remember that poet Allen Ginsberg and Ed Muskie were among the speakers.  Muskie, who was the Democratic vice-presidential candidate in 1968, was the favorite for the 1972 presidential nomination at that point.  Redbone, a Native American band, performed.

Here are articles about it.

Earthweek 1970

Time Magazine

Curbed

Another group of Satchel Paige photos

Crime has been declining but that’s not what people think

John Prine and Steve Goodman sing Hank Williams

If this was at the Academy of Music, then I saw it. (See the comments on YouTube.) If it wasn’t, I saw them do something very similar. Prine and Goodman each performed solo acoustic sets and then did the Williams songs as an encore. I distinctly remember them doing “Setting the Woods on Fire” because it’s not as well known as the other songs. I saw Prine and Goodman several times and they were great.

COVID-19 death rates are higher among Republicans

Just one of the many things I blame Trump for. He provided funding for vaccines but didn’t do enough to promote them and spread lots of misinformation.

Polls on the Supreme Court update 10/4/22

There’s never been a more partisan court than now during that time

Juan Marichal and Warren Spahn pitched a 16 inning game