We all know and love that classic 1970s/80s classic sitcom “The Love Boat.”  Today’s Buzz takes a look at some of the stranger guests on board the Pacific Princess…

Right Now w/ Ben DeClue (Twitter / LinkedIn)

What I’m Reading: How to Watch Television by Ethan Thompson and Jason Mittell

What I’m Watching: Wagon Train (and Love Boat reruns of course)

What I’m Doing: Stressing out over things beyond my control.


In California, Marijuana Is Smelling More Like Big Business: New rules are making it easier for cannabis farmers to operate, and voters are expected to legalize recreational use, drawing more commercial interest.

DeRay Mckesson Won’t Be Elected Mayor of Baltimore. So Why Is He Running?: A day with the most recognizable face of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Number Of Wild Tigers Increases For First Time In 100 Years: Early in the 20th century, the world had some 100,000 tigers, according to estimates. The number fell sharply over time — but the World Wildlife Fund says it has now risen for the first time in years.


Upcoming ELGL Events

50 Nifty

  • TEDx shines inspiring light on Northwest’s ‘magic’: Portlanders, here’s your challenge: You can either sit back and watch the city change around you, or you can actively participate in making it, and the rest of the Pacific Northwest, a better place.
  • Future of Suburbia: Report from Cambridge: In the United States, over 69 percent of all residents live in suburban areas. Across the globe many other developed countries are primarily suburban, while developing countries are increasingly suburbanizing. By 2050, an additional 2.7 billion people are anticipated to live in metropolitan regions around the world, and suburbs are a significant portion of this urban expansion. Over the past two years, 150 experts from numerous, diverse disciplines contributed research that explores this contemporary global phenomenon – and on April 1st their work was showcased at the MIT Media Lab for the Future of Suburbia conference.
  • Missouri governor directs ‘ban-the-box’ in state employment: Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is directing state agencies not to ask about candidates’ criminal history in initial job applications.

Local Gov Confidential

Municipal court changes poised to move forward in Missouri Legislature: A proposal pending in the House is an offshoot of the changes approved by lawmakers last year in response to the events in Ferguson in 2014.

With Slay walking away, the list of possible successors likely to grow: The race to replace record-setting mayor of St. Louis will have lots of contenders.

Photo: Chicago Is A Bronze, Shimmery Grid From Space: The Chicago River shows up so clearly!