Charles Blondin gained acrobat fame as a funambulist (rope walker) on this date in 1859 when he became the first person to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope suspended above the perilous water. Gavin repeats the high wire act as Wyatt frolics in the water below. You can listen without fear of falling as John minds his balance and swings high above the gap on Crosscurrents, 6/30 at 8 a.m.
- August 31, 2015- Litter, fistfights, intoxicated loiterers, open container violations and sundry calls for emergency services are common at the pocket park in the shadow of the Gastineau Apartments.
- August 31, 2015- "I feel pretty strongly that the way to look at this topic is through science, and I just find it super disappointing that so many people chose to ignore or dismiss solid science," said one protestor.
- August 31, 2015- “I’ve arrived in Alaska a lot of ways and I’ve gotta say that was the most enjoyable," Walker said. "It was really fun, a good experience, a good opportunity for me to have some very meaningful discussions with the president.”
- August 31, 2015- President Barack Obama says submerged countries, abandoned cities and floods of refugees await the world unless it takes urgent action on climate change.