The Gulf Coast Megaregion and America 2050

Baton Rouge locals, you MUST read this article by The Urban Revolutionary.

In 2008 the RPA (Regional Planning Administration) came up with the idea of American ‘megaregions’ and formed the group America 2050 to work with people around the country on proposing plans for each megaregion and how they can bring growth to the country.

Since 2008 the group has not, as far as I can see, done much beyond make some beautiful maps of what these megaregions may look like in 2050. I came across these maps a few months ago and edited them to reflect what I thought the Gulf Coast would really look like by then and the type of America we may live in. I also made a High Speed rail route that would connect the country.

Anyways, today we are focusing on the Gulf Coast Megaregion and over the next week I will have four more articles detailing the Southern Megaregion’s and the overall South- East super-region.

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From A Millennial’s Perspective

This entry is loosely inspired by the articles of Robert Mann, found on his WordPress site, Something Like the Truth. This cartoon disturbingly depicts today's reality, except that it's from a 1933 edition of Progressive Magazine. Who... Posted by Speak Up For Education and Kids on Friday, March 6, 2015 It's been a long time … Continue reading From A Millennial’s Perspective

ADDICTED 2 SUCCESS: 10 Fearless Questions To Ask Yourself

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10 Fearless Questions Every Successful Person Asks Themselves

By: Addicted2Success

1. Am I Harnessing the Power of Small Daily Wins?

2. What’s On The Other Side of This Coin?

3. Am I Outside of My Comfort Zone?

4. Have I Meditated Today?

5. Have I Marked My Accomplishments?

6. Have I Forgiven My Failures?

7. Is it Time for a Re-invention?

8. Is This Task Written Down (in a list)?

9. How is My Grasp?

10. Am I Prepared?

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Homage to Newschannel (and to Frank Gari)

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The people who know me best know full well I wanna go into the business of broadcast journalism. Ever since I was young, I appreciated the aesthetics of how it worked – how to cover a story (and, to an extent, not cover it), how to make your product sound and look the best, and so on.

Which brings me to a certain factor of news presentation – the music package. Frank Gari invented the modern news package – linking together various themes suited for different parts of the broadcast (weather, sports, etc etc), and linking them all with a mnemonic. A signature. Creating a package always starts from one station that wants a good look – the best in the city. Gari started that with Cleveland’s WEWS. A certain slogan… “Catch 5”.

As the 80s went on, Gari made a name for himself creating great news imaging packages that, in fact…

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