BMF Weekly Roundup 04.17.17

In light of the recent onslaught of turmoil, violence, and general negativity in our world’s daily news, this week’s roundup will feature the stories we found most inspiring and uplifting.

Be sure to order pizza Friday night. Your pizza will contain a poem by a local young person! We’re serving pizza poetry for dinner and we can’t wait! The poetry comes from the programs of Big Class to make the young voices of New Orleans heard.

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. 50 years later at 70 years old, she just did it again.

These owners took the spirit of Easter to a whole new level with their Goldendoodle, Murphy. Turning his cone into a makeshift Easter basket, you can’t miss the pictures.

Tulane’s A.B. Freeman School of Business has named former New Orleans Saint Steve Gleason the Outstanding Social Entrepreneur of the Year.

SeaWorld recently put a stop to their breeding program but Takara the killer whale was already pregnant before the stop and her baby killer whale was born this week.

Eight mummies and hundreds of ancient treasures were discovered in a 3,500-year-old Egyptian tomb near the city of Luxor.

This ad from India is sparking some controversy but the passionate portrayal of a transgender mother is tender and beautiful.

This woman has taught countless music legends and was the first woman to conduct the New York Philharmonic and Boston Symphony orchestra.

Serena Williams is pregnant! In true superstar fashion, she won the Australian Open while pregnant too!

April the giraffe finally gave birth to a healthy baby and though the broadcast is set to end by the end of this week, the naming contest for “Baby” will continue to keep April’s record-setting online presence alive.

Watch this 61-year-old’s review of the new Starbucks unicorn Frappuccino and maybe you’ll switch up your next coffee order.