Friday, December 13, 2019

2013 CNN Hero of the Year Awarded For River Cleanup Initiative

Chad Pregracke of Illinois was one of ten recipients of the 2013 CNN Hero of the Year awards for his dedication in cleaning up the Mississippi River and other waterways across the United States. “People want to see change and are stepping up to make change,” said Pregracke in a CNN video highlighting his work. […]

Arturo Sandoval to Be Honored By President Obama

President Obama named sixteen people, including Grammy award-winning jazz musician Arturo Sandoval, for the Presidential Medal of Freedom today. Born in Cuba and later defecting to the U.S. in 1990, Sandoval is a well-known trumpeter, pianist and composer in both countries. As a protégé of the late Dizzy Gillespie, another famous jazz musician, Sandoval contributed […]