Ralph talks to artist Marilee Shapiro Asher about how she maintains a productive life at age 106. And activist Ray Metcalfe explains his plan on how to defang the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision with his campaign The Bribery Stops Here.
Marilee Shapiro Asher has been sculpting since 1936. Living in Washington DC, she had juried shows at the Corcoran, The Smithsonian, the Baltimore Museums, and had her first one-person show at the Watkins Gallery at American University. At the ripe young age of 88, she needed to turn her attention to a medium that was a little less physically demanding. That’s when she started doing digital art. She learned to scan her drawings or etchings onto the computer where she could manipulate them and create new pieces of art. He autobiography is entitled Dancing in the Wonder of 102 Years.
“Very often I start from something material, something I see that looks very interesting, and I want to play with it. I do believe that art is the very highest form of play.”
Artist Marilee Shapiro Asher (Age 106)
Ray Metcalfe is a two-term Alaska state legislator, Alaska’s 2016 Democratic Party Nominee for U.S. Senate, and whistle-blower whose actions resulted in the indictment of U.S. Senator Ted Stevens. Mr. Metcalfe also spent two years as a volunteer consultant for the FBI as they investigated, prosecuted, and convicted six Alaska Legislators and four lobbyists for bribery. He has founded a non-profit called The Bribery Stops Here.
“The little guy wins here. If this becomes law in very many states, it will change the face of politics in America.”
Ray Metcalfe, founder of The Bribery Stops Here.