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The Bold Opinion Show 12.3.16


Happy December 3rd! This is the first Saturday show of the final month of 2016 and we are kicking it off with positive vibes!

Jannah B, Kenny Kicks, and Chuck C, as The Bold Opinion crew discuss the Gatlinburg, Tennessee wildfires, show announcements, the Lousiana road-rage shooting and an exclusive interview with, first-time author, Jalisa Smith!

Today’s show featured TWO special guests: Jalisa Smith, and  ChuckC’s family down from D.C., Marc Dre!

Looking for Jalisa’s Interview?: 35:10 – 1:22:44

Interested in purchasing this children’s book? You can find her book on Amazon.com, CreateSpace, and Barnes&Noble.com


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The Bold Opinion Show 12.1.16


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Woah woah, Happy December! This is the first show of the final month of 2016 and we are kicking it off with positive vibes!

Jannah B and Kenny Kicks as The Bold Opinion crew discuss the Gatlinburg, Tennessee wildfires, new music coming out soon, show announcements, and an exclusive interview with a Vegan, Yoga Goddess! We got so caught up in the interview with her that we totally lost track of time! Today’s show featured a special guest by the name of Stephanie Sunshine (aka Vegan By Nature).

Looking for Stephanie’s Interview?: 1:02:00 – End

Interested in leading a healthier lifestyle? Check out her website to get tips, tricks, and inspiration. Veganism isn’t all about just eating salads all day, it’s waaay more than that. You are encouraged to check it out.

YOU are all YOU have in this world! Take care of your body and it will take care of you.

Website: www.VeganByNature.com 

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City of Atlanta moves to improve greenspaces

   Atlanta receives Federal Grants to Improve parks

By Jannah Bolds

 BEN Network Freelance writer 

 By Fall 2016, the City of Atlanta will have worked over 12 months to expand and improve a special area in West Atlanta, Proctor Creek Watershed, and has received over half a million in federal funds to complete it.

A total of $590 thousand has been contributed by three major organizations to construct and make this watershed area more of a greenspace. The National Park Service contributed $280 thousand, which was matched by the Emerald Corridor Foundation. The Trust for Public Land was also able to contribute $30 thousand.

“It is city property that has been laying dormant for decades and the foundation owned a bit also and decided that it was a really natural place near a MARTA station and there was space to create an accessible feature that could have educational value in addition to the trail and exercise spaces that were the subject of the grant,” said Debra Edelson, Executive Director for the Emerald Corridor Foundation. 

The goal of this project is to benefit the community by creating a “greenspace” and to protect the watershed at Proctor Creek. The watershed covers approximately 16 square miles and Proctor Creek runs about nine miles.

Protecting watersheds are necessary for providing clean drinking water, habitats for wildlife, and recreational areas.

“This covers a nine-mile corridor that is currently being underutilized. There are are about 60,000 residents tat live in the neighborhood that have no real access to a greenspace within walking distance, so the goal is to focus on this area,” said Aaron Baspan, Mayors Office of Sustainability Community and Project Manager. 

This project will create indirect jobs initially and will also require specific maintenance in order to keep the greenspace running.

“We will need suppliers that will supply equipment and installation services. This will also create long-term jobs in our Department of Parks and Recreation in order to maintain it,” said Baspan.

Specific features that this new greenspace will include a 1,400-foot pedestrian and bike trail, three adult fitness stations, three children’s pay stations, benches, and spaces for picnic activity and play.

“A key point to make here is that instead of us coming to the table with a perscribed plan, we have a ‘wish list’ that will allow us to take the time to work with the community and hear what their wish list of items would be since it is in their backyard,” said Baspan.

It is the City’s vision to have the park open next summer with 12-14 months of construction. Baspan believes that this project fits into an overall sustainability priority and that if the city can successfully get residents out of their houses into parks, they’re more likely to reinvest their money back into the neighborhood.

He said it will draw businesses, people will want to live there and eventually reshape the city.