mardi gras http://michiganradio.org en Mardi Gras beads may present a health hazard http://michiganradio.org/post/mardi-gras-beads-may-present-health-hazard <p><a href="http://www.nola.com/paradecam/">It’s Mardi Gras time</a>. But there’s a warning for people who want to ‘Let the Good Times Roll’.</p><p></p><p>People will go to great lengths to grab a necklace of Mardi Gras beads. But <a href="http://www.healthystuff.org/release.12052013.beads.php">the Ecology Center</a>’s Jeff Gearhart says they should think twice.</p><p></p><p>The Ann Arbor environmental group tested beads from different sources and found many contained high amounts of highly toxic substances,</p><p></p> Sat, 01 Mar 2014 20:14:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 16662 at http://michiganradio.org Mardi Gras beads may present a health hazard Mardi Gras LIVE! http://michiganradio.org/post/mardi-gras-live <p>It&#39;s Fat Tuesday, and while many of us are toiling away at work, others are gearing up to &#39;act a fool&#39; in New Orleans.</p><p>The New Orleans Times-Picayune has a collection of live webcams on <a href="http://www.nola.com/paradecam/">nola.com</a>.</p><p>On &quot;parade cam&quot; we&#39;ll be able to catch the Rex Parade starting at 10 a.m. <a href="http://www.rexorganization.com/Parade/">The Rex Parade</a> is one of many parades taking place today. Here&#39;s a description of the parade from their website:</p><blockquote><p>The Rex Procession has been the highlight of Mardi Gras day since the Rex Organization was formed and first paraded in 1872. While there had been celebrations in many forms on Mardi Gras before that time, the Rex Parade gave a brilliant daytime focus to the festivities, and provided a perfect opportunity for Rex, King of Carnival, to greet his city and his subjects.</p></blockquote><p><span class="GalleryCaption">The theme for this year&#39;s Rex Parade is &quot;This Sceptred Isle.&quot;</span></p><p><span class="GalleryCaption">It kicks off at 10 a.m.</span> (it looks a little wet there today):</p><p><object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=9,0,47,0" height="369" id="flashObj" width="435"><param name="movie" value="http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /><param name="flashVars" value="videoId=802229759001&amp;playerID=635323433001&amp;playerKey=AQ~~,AAAAPLMIM-k~,Ku2jCFpRWeud-Up62Cq79D72_1e2XXSn&amp;domain=embed&amp;dynamicStreaming=true" /><param name="base" value="http://admin.brightcove.com" /><param name="seamlesstabbing" value="false" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="swLiveConnect" value="true" /><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><embed allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" base="http://admin.brightcove.com" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" flashvars="videoId=802229759001&amp;playerID=635323433001&amp;playerKey=AQ~~,AAAAPLMIM-k~,Ku2jCFpRWeud-Up62Cq79D72_1e2XXSn&amp;domain=embed&amp;dynamicStreaming=true" height="369" name="flashObj" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/index.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash" seamlesstabbing="false" src="http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1" swliveconnect="true" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="435"></embed></object></p><p>The Rex Parade will be followed by the parade by the Elks Krewe of Orleanians, and then the Crescent City parade. Enjoy!</p><p>By the way, have you ever been to New Orleans for Mardi Gras? If you can keep it clean, share your experiences with us below! Tue, 08 Mar 2011 14:06:31 +0000 Mark Brush 1544 at http://michiganradio.org Mardi Gras LIVE!