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Summer Reading Programs Finishing Up

Many public libraries have summer reading programs. Does yours? Please comment belowto let us know how it's going/gone... From My Eastern Shore Maryland: STEVENSVILLE — Whoever said summer reading is a drag hasn't been to the Queen Anne's Public Library this summer. Show More Summary

Admiral Poindexter Took Total Information Awareness Program to Singapore

The panopticon shall prevail. Retired US Navy Admiral John Poindexter came to the public’s attention during the Iran-Contra scandal where he was convicted of lying to Congress about the operation, though the conviction was overturned on appeal. Show More Summary

California funds dry cleaners’ shift to CO2

By Wayne Lusvardi | Cal Watchdog The California Energy Commission’s Public Interest Energy Research Program has produced a dry cleaning machine that uses CO2. The carbon-based cleaning process replaces perchoroethylene chemical-based dry cleaning. Show More Summary

An ABC Veteran Is Named ‘PBS NewsHour’ Executive Producer

Sara Just, the Washington deputy bureau chief for ABC News, said she wanted to modernize the venerable public broadcasting news program.

Self-Driving Cars To Hit Public UK Roads From 2015

The UK has become the latest jurisdiction to allow self-driving cars to operated on public streets, with plans for a government-funded trial revealed today. Three separate testing programs will share £10 million (AU$18.1 million) of funding, aimed at assessing autonomous cars in and around UK cities. Show More Summary

CIA interrogation report could be released publicly next week

Washington (CNN) – A Senate Intelligence Committee report detailing the CIA’s controversial interrogation and detention program following the 9/11 terror attacks could be released to the public as soon as next week, congressional sources in each party said Wednesday. The document that will be released is a nearly 700 page summary of the full 6,800 […]

Immigration, Net Neutrality Help Trigger Big Spending Increases in 2nd Quarter Lobbying

Lobbying filings for the second quarter show that the public debate often seeps into the advocacy efforts of companies. This year: immigration, net neutrality and the right to channel a broadcast program using a tiny antenna have caused several companies to spend big in order to influence legislators. Meanwhile, some topics, including gun rights and defense spending,…

OK: Embark Launches Haul Pass Program

New program introduces OKC public school students to public transportation.

One Laptop Per Child Is Not a Solution for Education Woes

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

For years now, politicians as diverse as Newt Gingrich and Angus King have proposed giving laptops to every single public school student. At WNYC, Jill Barshay reports on a free laptop program at Hoboken Junior Senior High School. Spoiler...Show More Summary

Advertising: Fear Lurks in Boys & Girls Clubs Ad

The nonprofit after-school program for children has turned from using celebrity alumni in its public service ads to a campaign that hints at the dangers they could face.

Town Paints Sculpture Blue, to Artist’s Horror

2 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

French municipalities are mistreating the public works they commission under a national "1% for art" program, with one going so far as to recently repaint a sculpture without the artist's approval, Libération reported.

The U.S. Economy Is A Casualty Of NSA Surveillance Programs

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Ever since Edward Snowden revealed the true extent of the National Security Agency's surveillance methods, the public debate has focused mostly on issues of privacy and national security. But new evidence shows that the fallout from the NSA backlash is wider than we thought, and could cost U.S. companies billions. Read more...

Xcode 6 Beta With Swift Now Available Free, Here’s Why This Matters

Apple has released the latest beta of its Xcode development environment to the general public, and with it Swift, the company’s latest innovation in programming. The Beta of Xcode 6 is the first to be released to users without a premium, paid-for Apple Developer Account. Show More Summary

$15 billion annual public funding system for doctor training needs overhaul, says IOM

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. should significantly reform the federal system for financing physician training and residency programs to ensure that the public's $15 billion annual investment is producing the doctors that the nation needs, says a new report by the Institute of Medicine. Show More Summary

NPR One delivers personalized public radio on the go

NPR already has a few options for sorting its range of programming, but now the public radio outfit is looking to get more specific. The latest effort is the NPR One, which offers a local stream along with curated content that's accessible with one...

Learning Los Angeles: Debra Padilla, Arts and Activism

Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC), in the historic Venice police station, houses the UCLA@SPARC Digital Mural Lab, a comprehensive archive, a UCLA graduate program, a printmaking studio and a gallery. SPARC's most storied...Show More Summary

Learning Los Angeles: Debra Padilla, Arts and Activism

Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC), in the historic Venice police station, houses the UCLA@SPARC Digital Mural Lab, a comprehensive archive, a UCLA graduate program, a printmaking studio and a gallery. SPARC's most storied...Show More Summary

NPR One Delivers A Curated Public Radio Stream For The Smartphone Era

Radio is an increasingly perplexing mode of content delivery as we gain access to more and better streaming services with on-demand programming. But the serendipity of radio is still appealing, the ability to turn on and tune in without having to monitor, tweak and pester. Show More Summary

UCLA football: Punter Sean Covington leaves program

UCLA punter Sean Covington has left the program, according to a person in the program who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.

Protect and preserve public access

Coughlin, Schultz: The programs offered by New York’s Community Access Organizations are at great risk as a result of market changes such as those inherent to the proposed merger of Time Warner Cable and Comcast.

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