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Sightly Off Topic Links for June 9

Here’s the article from The Guardian I referenced in tonight’s program:

Thrifty summer: five ways to see the world for next to nothing.

Thrifty summer: five ways to see the world for next to nothing

In 2013, we put our lives on hold, shouldered our backpacks and set out with our two toddlers on a journey that ended up changing our lives. Many journeys start with a desire to discover something new. Ours started with World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms and a desire to understand the life of farmers and food in our ancestral homeland of Italy.

Aid for Ukraine

Here’s 5 organizations you might want to consider

Direct Relief is one of the world’s largest distributors of donated medical supplies. Over the past six months, it has provided Ukraine with $26 million in medical aid.

Mercy Corps provides humanitarian assistance and community building in more than 40 countries, including Afghanistan and Yemen. After Russia annexed Crimea in 2014, the organization sent workers to Ukraine’s separatist regions to repair war-damaged houses and deliver water and sanitation supplies.

Since 2014, International Medical Corps has provided medical services and prescription medicine to people in eastern Ukraine.

Save the Children has been providing education, food, water and cash grants to Ukrainians since 2014.

Stand With Ukraine

Stand With Ukraine, organized by Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher

LATEST UPDATE: Click here for April 13th video update from Mila and Ashton *** Today, I am a proud Ukrainian. While my family came to the United States in 1991, I was born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine in 1983. Ukrainians are proud and brave people who deserve our help in their time of need.

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If you want to know what’s going in music history, here’s just the link for you. Music History Calendar