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Just wanted to touch base with everyone to thank you for your patience as we struggled with some technical difficulties. We believe we have finally fixed the problem, and are back up and running. Rise and Shine will return to its regularly scheduled programming Monday...
Rise and Shine: Sept. 29, 2020

Rise and Shine: Sept. 29, 2020

Welcome to Tuesday – a big day in presidential politics, CivMixers. For my fellow political junkies, it’s time to break out the popcorn and get ready for the first verbal sparring match between President Donald Trump and his Democratic opponent, former...
Rise and Shine: Sept. 28, 2020

Rise and Shine: Sept. 28, 2020

Good Monday morning, CivMixers, and for those of you who observe, “G’mar chatima tova.” I have to confess to feeling very conflicted and ambivalent about Yom Kippur this year. It is the holiest day of the Jewish year, on which, according to...
Rise and Shine: Sept. 25, 2020

Rise and Shine: Sept. 25, 2020

Good morning, CivMixers. Somehow we muddled along, and made it to another Friday. On this day in 1789, the First Congress of the United States proposed 12 amendments to the Constitution and sent to the states for ratification, which went on to become the Bill of...
Rise and Shine: Sept. 24, 2020

Rise and Shine: Sept. 24, 2020

Good Thursday morning, CivMixers. Happy World Maritime Day. This is a UN observance, and on this day, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has made a point of highlighting what he says is a humanitarian crisis involving the 2 million seafarers who serve on the...