Five For Friday: Bob Geldof Sits With The Catalyst and Why Baseball Matters - Still

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[image: George W. Bush Presidential Center] Five for Friday A Weekly Digest from the Bush Center August 4, 2017 Explore More BUY ENGAGE TICKETS <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir READ THE CATALYST <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir UPCOMING EVENTS <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir Tickets on Sale for President Bush & His Art Instructors A limited number of tickets remain available for our September 6 Engage event: The Art of Painting: A Conversation with President Bush's Art Instructors. President Bush will offer introductory remarks before turning the program over to the three instructors he’s worked with: Gail Norfleet, Jim Woodson and Sedrick Huckaby, whose portraits of President Bush (pictured above) lead off the Portraits of Courage exhibit. Don’t miss what is sure to be an entertaining behind-the-scenes look at the President's training, dedication and development as an artist. Meredith Land of NBC 5 will moderate. Overflow seats in the Bush Center Hall of State are on sale at a discounted price for Democracy & Freedom: A Conversation with Dr. Condoleezza Rice (moderated by Dana Perino ). Sisters First: A Conversation with Barbara Bush & Jenna Bush Hager on Nov. 5 is sold out, but those interested are encouraged to join the waiting list in the event additional seats are made available. Buy your tickets today <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir In Focus The Catalyst | How a TV Show Changed Music and Africa Before U2’s Bono became “master of the universe,” musician Bob Geldof was using his celebrity to make a difference in Africa. Geldof tells The Catalyst how a segment on BBC in 1984 opened his eyes, how he became unlikely friends with world leaders — including President Bush — and how Africa can continue to grow its middle class. Read more [image: arrow] <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir ESSAY | Why Baseball Matters – Still Baseball remains an iconic thread in the American fabric. As the baseball pennant races heat up and local heroes Pudge Rodriguez (Hall of Fame) and Adrian Beltre (3,000 hits) are honored for their accomplishments, we revisit this essay by writer Talmage Boston and the Bush Institute’s Bill McKenzie as they explore how baseball acts as a mirror to national issues such as immigration, the economy, and serving our veterans. Read more [image: arrow] <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir Read | America’s great divide America has two economies: the opportunity economy and the stagnant economy. One is fueled by an impressive concoction of innovation, diversity, education, and churning market forces. The other is characterized by struggling small towns, lack of opportunity, rural outposts, and, in some places, rampant opioid abuse. Bush Center Editorial Director Bill McKenzie reports that in one recent 48-period, he experienced both economies on display through the Presidential Leadership Scholars graduation and on a church mission to southeast Oklahoma. Learn more [image: arrow] <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir Read | A Scholar’s Perspective on PLS Gabriel Albornoz, Director of the Department of Recreation in Montgomery County, Maryland, shares his personal journey as a participant in the 2017 class of Presidential Leadership Scholars (PLS). Read his in-depth reflection of how the program touched his life, changed his perspective, and inspired him to make a difference in the world. Online applications <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir for the 2018 class of PLS will be accepted through August 31, 2017. Read more [image: arrow] <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir [image: George W. Bush Presidential Center] <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir 2943 SMU Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75205 T. 214-200-4300 | E. xxx [image: Twitter] <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir [image: Instagram] <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir [image: Facebook] <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir [image: Flickr] <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir [image: YouTube] <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir Email Preferences <forms.bushcenter.org/page.aspx | Privacy Policy <forms.bushcenter.org/page.aspx | Give Today <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir

Five for Friday

A Weekly Digest from the Bush Center

August 4, 2017

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Tickets on Sale for President Bush & His Art Instructors

A limited number of tickets remain available for our September 6 Engage event: The Art of Painting: A Conversation with President Bush's Art Instructors. President Bush will offer introductory remarks before turning the program over to the three instructors he’s worked with: Gail Norfleet, Jim Woodson and Sedrick Huckaby, whose portraits of President Bush (pictured above) lead off the Portraits of Courage exhibit. Don’t miss what is sure to be an entertaining behind-the-scenes look at the President's training, dedication and development as an artist. Meredith Land of NBC 5 will moderate.

Overflow seats in the Bush Center Hall of State are on sale at a discounted price for Democracy & Freedom: A Conversation with Dr. Condoleezza Rice (moderated by Dana Perino). Sisters First: A Conversation with Barbara Bush & Jenna Bush Hager on Nov. 5 is sold out, but those interested are encouraged to join the waiting list in the event additional seats are made available.

 

In Focus

The Catalyst | How a TV Show Changed Music and Africa

Before U2’s Bono became “master of the universe,” musician Bob Geldof was using his celebrity to make a difference in Africa. Geldof tells The Catalyst how a segment on BBC in 1984 opened his eyes, how he became unlikely friends with world leaders — including President Bush — and how Africa can continue to grow its middle class.

ESSAY | Why Baseball Matters – Still

Baseball remains an iconic thread in the American fabric. As the baseball pennant races heat up and local heroes Pudge Rodriguez (Hall of Fame) and Adrian Beltre (3,000 hits) are honored for their accomplishments, we revisit this essay by writer Talmage Boston and the Bush Institute’s Bill McKenzie as they explore how baseball acts as a mirror to national issues such as immigration, the economy, and serving our veterans.

Read | America’s great divide

America has two economies: the opportunity economy and the stagnant economy. One is fueled by an impressive concoction of innovation, diversity, education, and churning market forces. The other is characterized by struggling small towns, lack of opportunity, rural outposts, and, in some places, rampant opioid abuse. Bush Center Editorial Director Bill McKenzie reports that in one recent 48-period, he experienced both economies on display through the Presidential Leadership Scholars graduation and on a church mission to southeast Oklahoma.

Read | A Scholar’s Perspective on PLS

Gabriel Albornoz, Director of the Department of Recreation in Montgomery County, Maryland, shares his personal journey as a participant in the 2017 class of Presidential Leadership Scholars (PLS). Read his in-depth reflection of how the program touched his life, changed his perspective, and inspired him to make a difference in the world. for the 2018 class of PLS will be accepted through August 31, 2017.

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