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Texas Republican pushing — again — to strip same-sex couple benefits from school workers

3 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Texas state Rep. Drew Springer (R) is attempting for the second time to eliminate benefits programs for public school employees in same-sex couples, the Texas Observer reported. Springer proposed an amendment to the state budget giving Education Commissioner Michael Williams and Attorney General...

Apple releases OS X 10.10.3 build 14D127 for public and developer betas

Apple today released yet another build of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 to both the developer and public beta programs. This version is labeled as 14D127, which is several builds newer than the previous release of 14D113. As always, this new release includes various bug fixes. As we’ve previously highlighted, 10.10.3 will bring a new, more diverse […]

You Can Now Get A Degree To Create Awesome Public Spaces

The Pratt architecture school degree program in "Urban Placemaking and Management" will be the nation's first. This fall, the Pratt Institute will introduce a new master's program in designing public spaces through community planning. Show More Summary

D.C. teens heading to Croatia for youth exchange program

Ten juniors from D.C. Public Schools are heading to Zagreb later this month for a cultural exchange program that could become a model for future excursions.The teens will take part in a youth exchange program run by Step Afrika!, a D.C. based professional dance company that promotes the tradition of stepping in the United States and abroad.Read full article >>

NSA considered ending phone surveillance just before Snowden revelations

8 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The National Security Agency (NSA) considered shutting down its secret phone surveillance program months before its former contractor Edward Snowden leaked information about it to the public, the Associated Press reports. Though top NSA leaders staunchly supported collecting and storing American...

How Public Should The Public Art Process Be?

10 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Ultimately, you build more support for the Percent for Art Program and more support for public art when you engage the community,” Mr. Van Bramer said. “People are asking, ‘Just include me in a meaningful way.'”

TSA Keeps an Eye on Excessive Yawners

Details about TSA's program to detect suspicious air travelers have been revealed by the online publication The Intercept. As they scan passengers, TSA "behavioral detection officers" look for a 92-point checklist that includes bodyShow More Summary

As HIV epidemic rages in Indiana, some lessons from British Canada

Indiana Governor Mike Pence this week declared a public health emergency because of 79 H.I.V. cases among injection drug-users in the southern part of the state. Pence has launched a 30-day needle-exchange program to stop the virus, which officials say … Continue reading ? The post As HIV epidemic rages in Indiana, some lessons from British Canada appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Pratt Institute to Offer Master’s With a Focus on Public Space

The 40-credit, four-semester master of science degree program is part of Pratt’s Programs for Sustainable Planning and Development.

NPR Updates Ethics Code To Include Journalists Employed By Acquired Programs

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

National Public Radio has expanded its code of ethics to include those employed by acquired programs, the news organization's ombudsman, Elizabeth Jensen, announced in a post Thursday. The decision comes after Diane Rehm, the host of...Show More Summary

GOP Governor Opposed to Needle Exchange Programs Changes Tune During HIV Outbreak

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence this week declared a public health emergency for Scott County, a rural part of the state that has seen an alarming number of new HIV cases in the past few months, all of which have been among injection drug users. Image:...Show More Summary

Sunday Show Ratings: March 22

The public affairs program on March 22 were extremely close in the total viewers category, with CBS’ “Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer” barely edging out ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” and NBC’s “Meet the Press with Chuck...Show More Summary

Microsoft’s Azure Backup And Recovery Services Come Out Of Preview

Microsoft today announced that its Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery services are now generally available. The two services were previously in preview (Microsoft’s terminology for its public beta programs). The company is clearlyShow More Summary

CBS News' 'Face the Nation With Bob Schieffer' Finishes First in Viewers on March 22

CBS News’ FACE THE NATION is first in viewers (3.00m) and is the #1 Sunday morning public affairs program

Indiana declares health emergency to fight HIV outbreak

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence authorized a short-term needle-exchange program and declared a public health emergency in Scott County on Thursday to fight what he called an epidemic outbreak of more than 70 confirmed cases of HIV infection...

The NYPD's newest technology may end up recording conversations

The NYPD's latest anti-crime program may be more invasive than it seems. Called ShotSpotter, this technology claims to help police reduce gun violence by monitoring public streets for loud noises. The problem is: ShotSpotter may also be able to record conversations, Fusion reports. Show More Summary

Stampd, NSF, David Hart & More Nominated for GQ’s Best New Menswear Designers Program

Menswear publication GQ has announced the designers for its 9th annual Best New Menswear Designers in America program. As to be expected, it’s a pretty menswear-heavy affair, with The Hill-Side, David Hart and NSF offering up conservative… The post Stampd, NSF, David Hart & More Nominated for GQ’s Best New Menswear Designers Program appeared first on Highsnobiety.

HIV Outbreak In Indiana To Be Declared Public Health Emergency

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

SCOTTSBURG, Ind. (AP) — Faced with a growing HIV outbreak tied to intravenous drug use, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Wednesday he's considering a needle-exchange program as part of a public health emergency he's preparing to declareShow More Summary

Students prepare to take Kennedy Center stage for DC-CAP fundraiser

Over the past 16 years, the D.C. College Access Program has helped send nearly 23,000 Washington public and charter high school students to college. It’s also turned a few of them into stars — at least for one night.Read full articl...

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