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Meet the New USFRA Faces: Darrell Glaser

In our series to educate you about this year’s selectees for the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance’s Faces of Farming and Ranching program, we introduce you to a man who wants to educate the public about modern agriculture and how America’s farmers are feeding the world. “It’s very, very important as an industry that we help educate our consumer base... Read More

Centric & Aspire Standing By Their Cosby Show Re-Runs In Wake Of Rape Allegations

Although Bill Cosby is currently public enemy #1 in America, two Black television stations have no plans to follow the path of TV Land, NBC and Netflix and separate their programming from anything associated with the embattled entertainment icon. The

How a virus demanding a bitcoin ransom almost destroyed a public radio station’s archives

It was the first Saturday in November when Patrick Neelin, the lead engineer at the University of Missouri’s public radio station KBIA, got an emergency call from the station’s programming director. “He said, ‘Patrick, I’m trying to open some of our files up on our shared storage and every file comes up with a warning...

NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine's Online Public Health Program Rates Among the Best Nationally

Public Health Online, a leading online resource for public health education and careers, recently published a new list of the Best Online Master of Public Health (MPH) Programs for 2014-15, which ranked Nova Southeastern University's (NSU) College of Osteopathic Medicine's Online Public Health Program No. 17 out of the top 50 in the United States.

The Media Equation: ‘Serial,’ Podcasting’s First Breakout Hit, Sets Stage for More

If podcasting’s model seems familiar — Netflix, anyone? — it’s no surprise that it will have similar transformative effects on traditional providers of serious audio programming, which means public radio.

Competition / Call for Proposals: Folly 2015 / The Architectural League and Socrates Sculpture Park

The Architectural League and Socrates Sculpture Park invite emerging architects and designers to submit proposals for Folly, an annual design/build studio program during March and April 2015 leading to a public exhibition at Socrates opening in early May 2015. Show More Summary

We must protect vital "340B" drug discounts for safety net hospitals

Millions of Americans receive help every year from a federal program they have never heard of: the 340B drug discount program, which allows public and nonprofit safety-net hospitals to better provide both affordable medications and vital...Show More Summary

Who Won Thursday Night TV: Obama, ‘Big Bang Theory’ or Football?

Pres. Obama's speech on immigration aired on television during primetime, pitting the news against popular programming such as Thursday Night Football and "Big Bang Theory." What captured the public's attention the most?

Scholar’s 18-Month Prison Sentence for Questioning Nuclear Program Commuted to Fines

A Tehran appeals court has reduced the 18-month prison sentence originally handed down to Sadegh Zibakalam, a Tehran University professor and political analyst, for his public questioning of Iran’s nuclear program and his criticism of the trial process in a state corruption case, to a five million toman fine (approximately $1,600).

Amanda Bullock Moves to Literary Arts, Inc.

5 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Literary Arts, Inc. has named Amanda Bullock to take on the role of festival and events manager for the Wordstock Festival. Prior to this move, Bullock served as the director of public programming for the nonprofit cultural institution Housing Works Bookstore. Literary Arts acquired the Wordstock Festival earlier this year. Show More Summary

(Human) Wasteland, A Map That Tracks Incidents of Human Poop in Public Places Reported to San Francisco 311

5 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Jennifer Wong has created (Human) Wasteland, a map showing incidents of human poop in public places reported to San Francisco’s 311 program. Users can search the map by neighborhood and month, and there is a link where users can report poop sightings directly to 311. The map was the winner of a Fall 2014 Hack Week […]

“This Week with George Stephanopoulos” Ranks as the No. 1 Public Affairs Program in Adults 25-54 with a Season High Performance

ABC’s “This Week” Beats NBC’s “Meet the Press” by Season-Best 268,000 News Demo Viewers  ABC’s “This Week” Only Program to Grow Week to Week and Year to Year in Both Total Views and Adults 25-54  Compared to CBS’ “Face the Nation” and NBC’s “Meet the...

Foreign Policy Classroom: Engaging Students in a Real World Setting

The State Department’s Office of Public Engagement (OPE) launched Foreign Policy Classroom, a student outreach program that engages youth on key foreign policy priorities, in January 2012.

Survey Shows Satire News Programs Inform People Better Than Actual News on Net Neutrality - Wait. Those "regular" news shows aren't just elaborate jokes?

5 days agoOdd : Geekosystem

Buried in a survey on whether or not most of the public in the United States opposes Internet fast lanes—they do, by the way—is a fun little chart showing viewers of which news programs felt they'd heard the most about net neutrality. Show More Summary

High-End Barber Shop Winner of "The FLATS Project" Contest

Looks like it's official. The winner of the FLATS Project to encourage small businesses to set up shop in Uptown is "The Public Barber." Details on the business acceleration program can be found here, and more about The Public Barber can be found here. Congrats to the winner!

Caltrain Shuttle Honored with Award by Burlingame Business Group

A local shuttle service operated by Caltrain has been recognized as an ideal Public Transportation Project by the Best Businesses of Burlingame Award Program.

Bikeification: Mapping the Possible Spots For SaMo's Bike Sharing Stations

Santa Monica just couldn't wait to get their city-wide bike share up and running. Last week, SaMo City Council approved the public bike share program (possibly LA County's first!) and is now looking for suggestions about where to place...

Wearable Sculptures, Robots, and Oculus Rift: A Showcase by Columbia College Chicago Grad Students

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

More than 40 student-artists from Columbia College Chicago’s three Interdisciplinary Arts graduate programs will open their studio doors for public viewing on December 4, 2014, from 6pm. to 9pm. at 1104 S. Wabash Ave. in Chicago.

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