Today on the show we talked to Jonathan Greenblatt, the President of All for Good. It's a web-based platform that shows volunteers opportunities for how THEY can help, and is used on big sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Google. It's also the platform for serve.gov, President Obama's initiative to get people serving in their communities.
Jonathan also mentioned Home 4 the Holidays, a pet adoption campaign just in time for the holiday season.
More information on Home 4 the Holidays
Ways you can help through All for Good
The government's service website
More about Jonathan
(or follow him on Twitter! @j0nathan_g)
Space travel hit a major milestone today in New Mexico. The main runway for Virgin Galactic's Spaceport America is complete!
To find out how to book your spot in space, click here.
Today on The Big I, we also talked about a new kind of spacecraft called LightSail. It harnesses the sun to help power the spacecraft.
To read up on the program from The Planetary Society, click here.
The LightSail will be highlighted at the USA Science & Engineering Festival. To see the other projects at the festival, click here.
A father in Texas has been banned from wearing the Cub Scouts' uniform because he's openly gay. Jon Langbert wore the trademark khaki button-down often while building things…cooking... camping...fishing...and fundraising with his 9-year-old son Carter.
The two have done everything you'd expect a father-son scouting team to do...earning badges and living up to scouting law. You know... The one that says "a scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent." Jon also says he's been removed from his leadership position. But his local scout district says that's impossible...because Jon wasn't listed as a leader in the first place. A district executive says it's following the rules. Jon Langbert and his son spoke with CNN's Kyra Phillips.
23 years! That is how long it has been since a drunk driver took Delia Roman Knox’s ability to walk, until now. Delia for the first time in 23 years was able to walk up to the front door of her mother’s home in Buffalo, where she was greeted by family and friends. Delia went to a Christian revival and was miraculously healed a few weeks ago and has become a YouTube sensation. Was this blind luck or an actual miracle?
We want to hear from you! What do you think about Delia’s miraculous healing? Do you have any miracle stories you want to share with us?
Share your comments and Kyra Phillips will read some of your responses in the 10 o’clock hour.