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How a Trip to The Museum Changed My Life

During my sophomore year, I was working with the Make-A-Wish Foundation at Michigan as the Wish Granting Director, an executive board position that I was proud to hold as a lowerclassman. For the most part, my duties consisted of attending board meetings and planning and attending the fundraising events that we put on. Show More Summary

Was Obama the Mastermind of the Arab Spring? El-Sisi of Egypt Thinks So, Do You Agree?

Guest Post by Dr. Mark Christian Executive Director Global Faith Institute Was Obama the Mastermind of the Arab Spring? El-Sisi of Egypt Thinks So, Do You Agree? The “Arab Spring” changed seasons with Benghazi. In the eyes of many Americans, the media-hyped … Continue reading ?

Helping Should Strengthen Relationships, Not Hurt Them: 3 Perspectives

NOTE TO READER: This is the first of a three part series appearing over the next three weeks, about an incident from the 1980s when I was Executive Director of Asian Neighborhood Design, a social services agency in San Francisco, California. It was 1983 I was running a counseling program for refugees from the Vietnam War. Show More Summary

How Do We Ensure That More People Using Video Equals More Rights?

Over the past few weeks, I have spent more time glued to my screen than any other period during my six year tenure as Executive Director of WITNESS. Every day, more videos of recent or live-streamed violence, conflict, and human rights...Show More Summary

Zach Wolf Named Managing Editor of CNN Politics Digital

5 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

CNN executive director of Politics Digital Rachel Smolkin today announced to staff that Zach Wolf will join her as managing editor of CNN’s digital political endeavors. Smolkin joined CNN in August from POLITICO where she served as managing...Show More Summary

MSNBC Host Alex Wagner Marries Sam Kass, With Obama Family Attending

MSNBC daytime host Alex Wagner married Sam Kass Saturday in the hamlet of Pocantico Hills, north of New York City. Kass is the personal chef for the Obama family and executive director of the “Let’s Move” campaign. The Obama family was in attendance. Show More Summary

Dissent and cynicism: Learning from listening to doctors

An excerpt from The Doctor Crisis: How Physicians Can, and Must, Lead the Way to Better Health Care.  I just listened. They were very unhappy and angry. I was elected executive medical director in November 1998 but would not assume the leadership role until January 2000. This was fortunate. I knew that I needed time to […]

DeSmog UK Launches To Combat Climate Denial in Europe Ahead of Paris Climate Talks

A welcome message from DeSmogBlog executive director Brendan DeMelle. We’re pleased to introduce DeSmog UK, a brand new investigative journalism and research outlet dedicated to clearing the PR pollution that clouds climate science and...Show More Summary

RiotACT Face Off: Should road rules be the same for motorists and bikes?

For this Face Off, we decided to launch headlong into a long standing topic of local debate. We invited the Executive Director of Pedal Power ACT, John Armstrong and Summernats creator, Chic Henry to answer the following question: Should road rules be the same for motorists and bikes? John Armstrong Of course – why shouldn’t they [...]

Pastors Invited to Dialogue, Capitalize on 'Year of Christian Film' by 168 Film Festival Director

Pastors are being encouraged to take advantage of the current popularity of faith-based and faith-related movies by attending the 168 Film Festival in Los Angeles from Sept. 12 to 13, by the event's founder and executive director John David Ware.

NFLPA hopeful Sean Gilbert proposes $1M minimum salary, 18 games, other changes

Sean Gilbert and DeMaurice Smith need to go at it, town-hall style battle-royale style in a debate. After all, these are the two men who could go head-to-head for the NFLPA executive director spot soon, even if the sitting executiveShow More Summary

“Six Strikes” Anti-Piracy Warnings Double This Year

The six-strikes Copyright Alert System has been active for one and a half years now and warnings are being sent out at an increasing rate. The program will double in size this year, according to its executive director, in the hope that it will eventually change people's norms toward piracy. Show More Summary

Outsource Corporate Boards?

By Timothy Taylor: Many economists have been distinctly uncomfortable with the notion of a company owned by shareholders but run by corporate executives hired by a board of directors since at least 1932, when Adolf A. Berle, Jr., and Gardiner C. Show More Summary

The Value Proposition By Kim Shannon

By Kevin Graham: One of the perks of having a blog like this is that you get contacted by a wide variety of people. Most people want to discuss investment ideas, some discuss startups, and some are company executives or directors. A few months back, I was contacted to do a book review on a home grown Canadian value investor. Show More Summary

‘LEGO Movie’ Directors Producing ‘Greatest American Hero’ Series Reboot

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Screen Rant

Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The LEGO Movie, 22 Jump Street) will executive produce a rebooted ‘Greatest American Hero’ series for Fox.

"The LEGO Movie" Directors to Bring "Greatest American Hero" Back to TV

A "The Greatest American Hero" series executive produced by "The LEGO Movie" directors Phil Lord & Chris Miller is headed to television.

Congress Needs to Rein in the Security State the Way We Have in Maine

When I became executive director of the ACLU of Maine in 2005, national security hawks controlled Washington, D.C., and the 9/11 attacks were still a very fresh memory around the country. The Patriot Act and the recently created Department of Homeland Security (DHS) defined the public safety conversation. Show More Summary

FoodMaster Wire: The New York Times profiles the...

The New York Times profiles the rise of Sam Kass from President Obama's personal chef to Executive Director of Let's Move! and Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition Policy. Quote: "...he has helped to popularize a way of eating embraced by...

Having Your Wedding Cupcake & Eating It Too: Radical Queer & Progressive LGBT Politics Working Together

4 days agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

The new executive director of Garden State Equality, Andy Bowen, and I chat about the influence of queer radicalism on LGBT progressive organizations and movements.

Friday Odds and Ends

-TBWA Shanghai celebrates free expression for Adidas with “#thisisme” (video above). -Ogilvy & Mather Paris appoints Baptiste Clinet as executive creative director. link -How early brand adopters are using Instagram’s Hyperlapse. link -The...Show More Summary

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