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Friday News Bites: WDBJ Shooting, Food Recalls + More

Hello, unicorns. Lots to cover this week, so let’s jump right in. Wednesday morning, a former employee of WDBJ7 in Moneta, Virgina, shot station reporter Alison Parker, cameraman Adam Ward, and executive director of the Smith Mountain Lake Chamber of Commerce, Vicki Gardner, live on air. Show More Summary

Ruth Davidson speech to Adam Smith Institute

This week the ASI hosted the feisty Ruth Davidson to deliver a lecture on lessons from Scotland’s founding father of economics – Adam Smith – outlining her vision of an alternative to the SNP’s statist agenda. The Scottish Conservative Party leader emphasised the need for Scotland to roll out the red carpet to its neighbours instead of continuing down the SNP’s route […]

As the WDBJ tragedy evolves, how will journalists frame the story?

It is less than an hour’s drive from Roanoke, due south across Virginia’s Blue Ridge Parkway, to Smith Mountain Lake, where WDBJ reporter Alison Parker and videographer Adam Ward—24 and 27 years old, respectively—were shot to death by a former colleague on live TV early Wednesday morning. Nothing prepares journalists anywhere for the murder of our own. Yet the news...

At This Price, Nissan Just May As Well Pay You For a New Leaf

I live at the crossroads of liberal and libertarian. Despite what some of you have said, I’m not Marxist (although I have read plenty of his work, along with Ayn Rand and Adam Smith, Milton Friedman followers, et al.) and economics for me qualifies as a hobby. Show More Summary

WDBJ Photographer, Reporter Killed: Third Victim In Surgery As Manhunt Ensues For Suspect

WDBJ news photographer and reporter Adam Ward and Alison Parker were not the only victims of the shocking on-air attack earlier today. Vicki Gardner, executive director of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce, was being interviewed by Parker when shots rang out. Show More Summary

Virginia News Crew Shot, Killed While on Live Report; Shooter At Large

Updated | A morning television news team in Roanoke, Virginia, was shot and killed Wednesday while reporting from the Bridgewater Plaza in Smith Mountain Lake. Alison Parker, 24 years old and a morning reporter for WDBJ7, and Adam Ward, 27, a member of the crew, were killed by an unidentified shooter. Shots were fired around [...]Show More Summary

Reporter Alison Parker And Cameraman Shot To Death On Live TV

MONETA, VA – Local CBS news station WDBJ reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward have died after being shot to death during a live broadcast. Alison Parker, 24, was in the middle of an interview with Smith Mountain Lake Chamber Director Vicki Gardner at around 6:45 a.m. Show More Summary

Reporter and Cameraman Fatally Shot on Live TV in Virginia

Twenty-four-year-old WDBJ7 reporter Alison Parker and 27-year-old cameraman Adam Ward were killed during a live TV broadcast at Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia on Wednesday morning. The police are still looking for the suspect in the area near Roanoke. Vicki Gardner, the executive director of the local Chamber of Commerce, was being interviewed... More »

2016 Griffin Poetry Prize Judges Announced

This week, CBC Books announced that Adam Sol, Tracy K. Smith, and Alice Oswald have been named the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize judges. The prize, which “offers two awards of $65,000 each as well as $10,000 to each poet on the shortlist who performs at the Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlist Readings, scheduled for June 1 […]

2016 Perspectives From the Festival of Politics

The annual Festival of Politics began tonight in the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. And it is only fitting that the city that produced both David Hume and Adam Smith should host it. The Festival of Politics is a tour de force in emerging...Show More Summary

Adam Savage Geeks Out Over New Mobile Tool Caddy

2 weeks agoHobbies : Make: Workshop

In this Tested video podcast, Adam Savage talks to Will Smith about his latest mobile tool caddy project and his concept of “First Order Retrieveabilty.” Wha? Basically, it’s Adam’s shop layout philosophy of minimizing the need to go...Show More Summary

WCML 057: Podcasting while black saved my sanity, with Kahlief Adams - Pace Smith

Kahlief’s story It’s important to raise awareness. It’s also important for sensitive people to be able to escape from horrible news. Is it possible to have both? What’s the most offensive question you’ve ever been asked? “The most important thing is to say, ‘I am acknowledging that this is terrible.'” How to play Cards Against […]

Geno Smith's Fight with IK Enemkpali Reportedly Over $600 Discrepancy

Tuesday's altercation in the New York Jets locker room that led to quarterback Geno Smith suffering a broken jaw at the hands of linebacker IK Enemkpali reportedly stemmed from an argument over money. ESPN insider Adam Schefter provided...Show More Summary

Geno Smith Fights with IK Enemkpali: Twitter Reacts to QB's Injury

New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith is expected to miss six to 10 weeks after getting "sucker punched" by linebacker Ikemefuna Enemkpali on Tuesday. Adam Schefter of ESPN passed along the stunning news from Jets head coach Todd Bowles. Show More Summary

Shorties (Fall's Most Anticipated Books, Ryan Adams' Taylor Swift Covers Album, and more)

Publishers Weekly listed fall's most anticipated books. Ryan Adams is covering Taylor Swift's 1989 album in the style of the Smiths. Stream a new Tune-Yards song. Hobart interviewed author Sarah Gerard. Author Val Brelinski interviewed herself at The Nervous Breakdown....

Preview Ryan Adams’ Cover Of Taylor Swift’s “Out Of The Woods”

3 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Yesterday morning, we learned that Ryan Adams had spent the previous night embarking on a fascinating an unlikely project: He was covering all of Taylor Swift’s massive pop album 1989, making it sound vaguely like the Smiths and recording all of it. That first night, he recorded his versions of the first three songs on […]

Ryan Adams is promising to turn Taylor Swift's '1989' into a Smiths album

Will Ryan Adams be one of Taylor Swift's unannounced guests this month at Staples Center? Given the acts she's been bringing onstage lately - Jason Derulo, Lorde, the Weeknd - I hadn't thought to include the grizzled alt-country veteran among those in the running for a surprise appearance when...

Rahshaun Smith Decommits from Clemson: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

Rahshaun Smith, the top inside linebacker in the class of 2016, announced his decision to decommit from Clemson on Thursday. Adam Friedman of Rivals.com confirmed the news. Smith posted a message on social media to provide more insight...Show More Summary

Get Ready For a Totally Different Version of Taylor Swift's 1989

In an unexpected turn of events for the music world, Ryan Adams is covering Taylor Swift's 1989 album, in the style of The Smiths. The musician, who memorably covered "Summer of '69" in April, tweeted up a storm on Wednesday night, sharing pictures of his lyrics sheets - literally printed off the Internet. Show More Summary

Wait, What? Ryan Adams Is Recording Taylor Swift’s In The Style Of The Smiths

And yet he still sounds suspiciously like Bruce Springsteen on his first attempt at covering "Welcome to New York"...

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