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EARTH TALK: Environmental Heroes LaDuke, McKibben and Fox Inspire Millions To Take Action

TweetDear EarthTalk: The environmental movement was built on the philosophies of people like Henry David Thoreau, Aldo Leopold and Rachel Carson. But who are the great environmental visionaries of our own day and age? —Betsy Englund, Boston, MA Thoreau, best known for his book Walden taught us how to live a simple life and take pleasure in nature’s splendor all around us. Leopold’s 1949 book, A Sand County Almanac, encouraged us to respect the land and its inhabitants and manage it with future generations in mind. And Carson, whose book Silent Spring isRead More


O’Reilly Auto Parts Fan Zone Packed With 20th Anniversary Celebrations for NASCAR Auto Club 400 Weekend

TweetFONTANA, Calif.  –  This weekend, NASCAR makes its only stop in Southern California for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 race weekend, March 23-26, at Auto Club Speedway. While fans are here to watch five-wide racing, they will also have access to the O’Reilly Auto Parts Fan Zone for driver appearances, a dozen music performances, autograph sessions, Lefty’s Fun Zone, motocross exhibits and other family fun. Monster Energy will have a large display with a motorcycle “ball of death” and special motorsport exhibits. In addition, Fanatics returnsRead More


Friday’s New CD/Album Releases for March 24, 2017

TweetLook for these new CDs/albums to hit store shelves on Friday, March 24, 2017: Boss Hog Brood X Craig Finn We All Want The Same Things Creeper Eternity, In Your Arms Drew Holcomb And The Neighbors Souvenir James Blunt Afterlove Jethro Tull The String Quartets Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble Finding Me Finding You Mike WiLL Made-It Ransom 2 Mount Eerie A Crow Looked aAt Me Pallbearer Heartless Raekwon The Wild Snakehole Interludes Of Insanity Spiral Stairs Doris And The Daggers Steel Panther Lower the Bar Steve Hackett The Night SirenRead More


Trivia Tuesday: 5 New Questions from “Page-A-Day”

TweetEvery Tuesday is a Trivia Tuesday on AmericaJR.com. Look for five new trivia questions and answers from the “365 Amazing Trivia Facts for 2017” calendar. This week’s questions: Who was the first woman to lead the New York Times? Antonio Stradivari was born in Italy in 1644 and went on to become one of the most renowned luthiers of all time. What does this mean? An early version of what machine consisted of a tractor towing a sled? In Greek mythology, the nine muses were the daughters of Zeus andRead More


NCAA Basketball: How Sweet! U-M Overcomes Louisville, Advances to Round of 16

TweetINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The No. 7-seeded University of Michigan men’s basketball team continued its dramatic postseason run as the Wolverines erased a nine-point second-half deficit to slip past second-seeded Louisville, 73-69, in an NCAA Tournament second-round game Sunday (March 19) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Wolverines advance to the round of 16 where they will face the winner of third-seeded Oregon and 11th-seeded Rhode Island. The game will take place in Kansas City on Thursday (March 23) at a time to be determined. Louisville enjoyed momentum throughout the early goingRead More


Movie Monday: Upcoming Movie Releases for 3/24

TweetLook for these new movies to hit the box office on Friday, March 24, 2017: “Power Rangers” Rated PG-13. 124 minutes. Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi. -Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Ludi Lin; Director: Dean Israelite “Life” Rated R. 103 minutes. Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller. -Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Jake Gyllenhaal, Hiroyuki Sanada; Director: Daniel Espinosa “CHIPS” Rated R. 100 minutes. Action, Comedy, Crime. -Michael Pena, Dax Shepard, Jessica McNamee, Adam Brody; Director: Dax Shepard “Wilson” Rated R. 94 minutes. Comedy. -Woody Harrelson, Sandy Oian, Shaun Brown, James Robert Miller; Director: CraigRead More


Racing Legends Reunite at Auto Club 400 for Q&A in Fan Zone

TweetFONTANA, Calif. – Roger Penske, Richard Petty, Michael Waltrip, and Rusty Wallace are reuniting for a “Legends Q&A” session to share their racing stories and memorable moments prior to the start of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 on Sunday, March 26. Moderated by Jamie Little, NASCAR on FOX Pit Reporter, the Legends Q&A session is open to all ticket holders and scheduled from 9:40 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. on the main stage in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Fan Zone. “These racing legends have so many greatRead More


Country Sensation Karen Waldrup to Sing National Anthem at NXS 300

TweetFONTANA, Calif.  – Karen Waldrup, known for her thrilling country music performances, will perform the National Anthem prior to the start of the NASCAR XFINITY NXS 300 at Auto Club Speedway on Saturday, March 25 at 1:00 p.m. PT/4:00 p.m. ET on FS1. Waldrup will also perform on the main stage in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Fan Zone on Saturday from 11:00am – 12:00pm. Waldrup’s whose new album, Justified, is scheduled for release in 2017, has spent the last few years touring the world performing thousands of shows everywhere fromRead More


Detroit’s #1 Concert Listing for 3/17-3/24

TweetFriday 3/17: “Back to The 80’s – Live” @ Fox Theatre, The Irish Rovers @ Caesars Windsor, Tom Segura @ Royal Oak Music Theatre, Nate Bargatze w/ Martin Butler @ Ridley’s Comedy Castle (Royal Oak), Sam Patch @ The El Club (Detroit), Elizabeth Cook @ The Ark (Ann Arbor), Electric Six @ Blind Pig (Ann Arbor), Deafheaven w/ This Will Destroy You, Emma Ruth Rundle @ The Shelter (Detroit), Born Of Osiris w/ Volumes, Oceans Ate Alaska, Within The Ruins & Fire From The Gods @ Magic Stick (Detroit) SaturdayRead More


President Donald J. Trump: Buy American and Hire American for the United States Automobile Industry

TweetYPSILANTI, Mich. — On Wednesday, President Donald J. Trump announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are reinstating the Midterm Evaluation of the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) standards for the automotive industry. The NHTSA will work with the EPA to use a data-driven process to conduct the Midterm Evaluation of the CAFE-GHG standards according to its original timetable.  The Obama Administration broke its promise to automakers and rushed the Midterm Evaluation to a premature conclusion earlierRead More