He Got No Recognition – The Amazing Story Of A Man Who Saved Lives And Then Topped It Off With Something Special, The Vatican Needs Exorcists, The Toronto Cop Who Did Not Shoot, Bacteria Can Now Eat Plastic Bottles


Cool Conversations
With George Froehlich
Wednesday, April 25, 2018


Good morning :
—Who knew. The Vatican still believes exorcism is a valid way to help people. But there is a problem and it is serious.
—Great idea. And it’s time has come. Amazon is offering a new unique delivery service.
—An unsung hero. The Toronto cop who did not shoot.

George Froehlich
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THE UNLIKELY HERO – HE SAVED A LOT OF LIVES AND DID SOMETHING SPECIAL TO TOP IT OFF

THE STORY

His name is James Shaw.
He is 29 years old.
He is a hero – a hero because of what he did, he saved a lot of lives.

THE SETTING

And although four people died and many were injured Shaw wrestled the gun away from the shooter.
He suffered gunshot wounds and burns as a result of disarming the shooter.
And he was modest about his heroism saying: it feels selfish, I was just trying to get myself out. I saw the opportunity and pretty much took it.
But friends and others saw him as a hero.
But given Shaw is a black man a dark side emerged.

WHAT IT MEANS

But Shaw was not finished with helping others.
And that in turn led to someone doing something for Shaw.

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LUKE MARSTON – YOUNG MAJOR COAST SALISH ARTIST ON THE PATH TO INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION , HIS STRIKING, PHENOMENAL AND EXQUISITE WORKS ARE ROOTED IN THE TRADITION AND HISTORY OF HIS PEOPLE, HIS ARTIST PATH STARTED AT AGE 12 AND AT AGE 18 HE HAD SOME OF THE MOST RENOWNED NORTHWEST COAST CARVERS TEACH HIM THE ART OF CARVING
Luke Marston’s journey as an artist is deeply rooted in his family.
And today at age 41 he already is receiving recognition for his works that other major carvers only achieved at a much older age.
He was born on Vancouver Island to carvers Jane and David Marston. He worked first with Coast Salish Master Carver Simon Charlie, followed by five years at the Royal British Columbia Museum’s Thunderbird Park. For over a decade, he has exhibited at Alcheringa Gallery (Victoria) and the Inuit Gallery (Vancouver). He’s also exhibited in the United States and
Japan, and has received commissions from the Canadian Government, the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia and the Nanaimo Airport.
In 2010, Luke was commissioned to complete a Healing Bentwood Box for the National Truth and Reconciliation Commission. This large cedar chest now travels throughout Canada as a symbol of healing for First Nation peoples across the country.
Luke Marston graciously accepted the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award in 2012 in recognition of his contribution to the arts.
In the Spring of 2015, Luke Marston unveiled five years of hard work and determination in his feature piece at Brochton Point in Stanley Park,Vancouver, BC. This international project was inspired by Luke’s Coast Salish and Porteguese ancestors and is a 17 foot bronzed sculpture integrating traditional Coast Salish carving casted in bronze and surrounded in a mosaic created of stone from Portugal. This sculpture is known as Shore to Shore and more detailed information can be found at www.shoretoshore.ca.
In this edition of Cool Conversations Luke talked to George Froehlich about:
How art is a way of life for him. Often, even at the breakfast table, he thinks about a new project and what he can do with it.
He has been around art all of his life – it started when he age 12 and he began making model canoes and canes.
Why his art is deeply rooted in Coast Salish history.
Why Northwest Coast art has the potential to become the number one art form in the world.
What inspires him.
The success that many Northwest Coast artists are having is rubbing off on the younger generation.
Why he loves teaching art to young children,
How his young daughters began carving at age 5.
Making money from his art is not his driving factor.
What is the key to his success.

B.C. GETS TOUGHER ON CAR INSURANCE CLAIMS

Facing a deficit of $1.3 billion for ICBC – the province’s car insurance company – the B.C. government is making a serious effort to curb runaway costs.
Now there will be limits of what ICBC will pay out if you are involved in an accident.

NEW REPORT – 12 FRUITS, VEGETABLES WITH THE MOST PESTICIDES

Pesticides are so common in our food supply.
But some have more pesticides on them than others.
And there are 12 of them – so be sure to wash them thoroughly before eating them.

CLEAN ENERGY GOES MAINSTREAM WITH JUMBO-JET LIKE WINDMILLS – TAKE THE TOUR

Gigantic windmills are creating clean energy all over the world.
And they are huge – the size of jumbo jets.

 

NEWLY DISCOVERED BACTERIA CAN EAT PLASTIC BOTTLES

Plastic is a scourge upon the planet.
But now scientists have discovered a new strain of bacteria and it can eat plastic bottles.

TOP SECRET PLAN – AMAZON IS BUILDING A HOME ROBOT

Amazon in many ways always tries to be on top of the technology curve when it comes to consumers.
The company wants consumers to buy the latest tech gadgets.
And it has been quite successful at it.
The latest effort is a home robot.

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