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How are you celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month or International Jazz Day?

1 hour agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Jazz Appreciation Month (April) and International Jazz Day (April 30) represent opportunities to program special events and bring together communities to draw public attention to jazz and its extraordinary heritage. Your friends at All About Jazz celebrate jazz and the musicians who make the music e...

The NBA and Lean In Foundation are partnering to promote gender equality

10 hours agoTechnology : GigaOM

What do LeBron James and Sheryl Sandberg have in common? They both are standing behind a new public awareness program telling men to split household chores and help with kids' homework, among other…

Israel and Iran face off over past oil ties and EAPC pipeline

As Israel loudly and publicly denounces Iran and its nuclear program this week, the two countries are quietly tussling in a decades-old dispute over a secretive oil pipeline company that could be worth billions of dollars to Tehran. In a Swiss court, lawyers for each side are locked in arbitration over the Eilat-Ashkelon Pipeline Co. […]

Study: Infection Rates Correlate with Public Health Spending

Local government spending on food safety and sanitation programs may significantly influence the number of illnesses occurring in the surrounding areas, according to a new study led by researchers from the University of Washington School of Nursing. The study examined 11 years of data collected from county health departments in the states of Washington and... Continue Reading

Wyoming Governor Vetoes Asset Forfeiture Bill, Because Asset Forfeiture 'Is Right'

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

With the abuses of asset forfeiture being loudly publicized, there has (finally) been some legislative pushback against these abusive programs. Wyoming's legislators -- hoping to institute asset forfeiture reform -- ran into pushback...Show More Summary

An Agreement That Is Good for Israel, Bad for Netanyahu

Paul R. Pillar Israel Iran, Middle East One of the strangest aspects of the frantic crying of alarm over Iran's nuclear program—with the crying having reached its most publicized peak in Benjamin Netanyahu's Republican/Likud campaign...Show More Summary

"The Public Barber" Opens On Wilson

In spring 2014, the City of Chicago announced a program called "Up the Block," in which entrepreneurs would compete to start businesses in vacant storefronts, with encouragement, mentoring, and financial incentives from community supporters. Show More Summary

Seattle Cuts Public Transportation Fares For Low-Income Commuters

2 days agoNews : The Two-Way

Low-income riders can now qualify for a program that will slash their fares by more than half of peak rates. But the cost will be offset by fare increases for everybody else.

Despite Broad Awareness, Only Half of Doctors Surveyed Use Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

In a new survey, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that physicians report relatively high awareness of state databases that track drug prescriptions but more than one-fifth indicated they were not aware of their state's program at all.

OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 Public Beta With Photos App Now Available

Apple today made a pre-release version of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 available to those who are signed up for the company's OS X public beta program, giving them early access to the new update and the new Photos for OS X app. The public beta...Show More Summary

Apple releases first public beta of OS X 10.10.3

Apple has released the first public beta of OS X 10.10.3. This update contains stability and security fixes, as well as the new Photos app for Mac. {intro} Participants in the AppleSeed public beta program can download the beta update, 14D87p, from the Mac App Store right now.

Thoughts on Public Schools, Private Schools, Privilege, and Inequality

Can anything good from teaching private school students about white privilege and inequality? Or is it just a program to make people feel good about themselves?

Apple Brings Photos App To The OS X Public Beta Program

Apple has launched the preview software of its upcoming Photos app for OS X in the public beta channel, using its new AppleSeed program that invites members of the general public to test Apple’s major software releases before they become more widely available. Show More Summary

Apple releases public beta of OS X 10.10.3, gives the masses a first taste of new Photos app

Members of the public OS X Beta Program can now experience Apple's forthcoming Photos app for Mac, thanks to the release of the first OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 public beta.

Report: ESPN Coverage Displays Clear Bias Toward Shitty Reporting

2 days agoHumor : The Onion

FAIRFAX, VA—Following a comprehensive 18-month study of programming trends and journalistic practices at the network, a report published Monday by the Center for Media and Public Affairs revealed that the majority of ESPN’s news coverage demon...

Apple Opening iOS 8.3, iOS 9 Betas to Public

The beta program on iOS comes after Apple's recent success with a public beta for OS X Yosemite.

Sunday Show Ratings: February 22

NBC’s “Meet the Press with Chuck Todd” was the was the top-rated public affairs program among total viewers on February 22. This is the first time “Meet the Press” finished first in total viewers since since Todd’s debut back in September 2014. Show More Summary

On the Important Issue of Physician Trust

5 days agoIndustries / Medical : Dr. Wes

After a brief foray into the uncomfortable position of being publicly humiliated, the American Board of Internal Medicine is now telling is they have begun a "transformation" of their Maintenance of Certification program.  They said they got "it" wrong. Show More Summary

Minnesota Legislators, Law Enforcement Trying To Strip The 'Public Accountability' Out Of State's Body Camera Program

6 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

More cities and states are getting behind the idea that outfitting their law enforcement officers with body cameras will result in better policing and more accountability. Unfortunately, many of them then follow this moment of clarity by gutting the "accountability" part of the programs. Show More Summary

Baidu releases first public beta of Cleaner program for Windows

Remember Baidu Faster, the free PC maintenance program that Baidu released some time ago? It seems that the program may receive a name change in the near future as Baidu just published the first beta of Baidu Cleaner. While it is not...Show More Summary

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