Eddy's Good News: How amazing Beans are and an inspiring musical story

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12 Feb 2024, 16:00

Every day during his show on Virgin Radio Anthems, Eddy Temple-Morris brings you Good News stories from around the world, to help inject a bit of positivity into your day!

Be sure to listen each day between 2pm and 6pm (Monday - Friday) to hear Eddy's Good News stories (amongst the finest music of course), but if you miss any of them you can catch up on the transcripts of Eddy's most recent stories below:

Monday 12th February 2024

Credit: Chef Ali Honour - bean preacher! - Joleen Cronin

Any nutritionist worth their pulse will tell you that beans are amazing for you. Your biome loves them.

They act as pre-biotics. They trigger the release of short chain fatty acids that reduce inflammation. They are a true superfood and there is a new campaign to double global consumption of beans, as well as other pulses and legumes, by 2028. It’s called Beans Is How and it aims not only to get people earring more beans but also growing more. Pulses and legumes are a “win for people and for plane”, says bean expert and author Ali Honour, “They’re an amazing plant protein: they’re so cheap, rich in fibre, and extremely nourishing. Compared to other crops, they require less water to grow, and they’re so good for the soil because they fix nitrogen, reducing the need for synthetic fertilisers.” They’re easy to grow too, so a no brainer all round.

Via: positive.news

Credit: Matt Weihmuller and students – Rob-Harris Productions Inc

An inspiring musical story from Tampa performing arts conservatory as we meet a blind jazz saxophonist who uses his disability as a teaching tool.

Like Obi-Wan Kenobi, he encourages his students to act on instinct; to feel the music through their instruments and he’s becoming famous for it! “Welcome to every day of my life,” says Matthew Weihmuller in his jazz improvisation class after turning the lights off. “Then we have a big laugh,” he adds. He encourages his students not to look at their instrument. “they have to feel their instrument with their fingers and hands, right?” he says. “Now, we’ve got to listen to the music. We can’t read it… It forces the students to use their other senses.”

Advanced jazz heads will understand that during improv sessions, a musician has to be ready for sudden changes in time signature or key. This is impossible to express through sheet music. So his students are learning in a wonderfully holistic way that will really pay dividends whether they end up in a music career or not.

Via: goodnewsnetwork.org