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PR Blast(off) from the Past: How NASA’s Apollo Program Shaped Public Relations and Innovation

Summary: July 20,1969. The nation sat fixed on the television as man set foot on the moon. The social unrest of an entire country melted away as Americans saw man successfully go where no man had gone before. The distinct sense of community United States citizens felt during World War II was replaced by prosperity and individualism through the 1950s. Show More Summary

Special Issue of American Journal of Public Health Addresses Teen Pregnancy Prevention

A new supplement of AJPH explores the impacts of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Adolescent Health's Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program.

When We Put Money Where Mouths Are, What Do People Eat?

The principal aim of the SNAP program, formerly “food stamps,” is important and simple: to ensure that poor people struggling with food insecurity have enough to eat. The program has always been of great public health importance, but in the aftermath of the great recession, more than one in seven American families found themselves on the SNAP rolls. Show More Summary

5 Most Shocking Facts From The Latest Report On Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Image courtesy of Student Loan Hero Hoping to have your student loan debt wiped away? You might be holding out for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF). The program allows borrowers who work for government, non-profit, or other public service organizations to discharge their student loans after making 10 years of qualifying payments. [...]

Public Health Officials Urge Doctors to Consider Medications to Treat Alcohol Addiction

Public health officials are urging doctors to consider prescribing medications to treat alcohol addiction, NPR reports. The drugs can be used alongside or in place of peer-support programs. The post Public Health Officials Urge Doctors to Consider Medications to Treat Alcohol Addiction appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

Miles Davis: Long Time Gone

2 days agoMusic / Jazz : Rifftides

This is how co-host Renee Montaigne of National Public Radio’s Morning Edition opened one of the program’s hours this morning. We’re kind of blue. Miles Davis died 25 years ago today. It came as a shock to realize how quickly that sizeable amount of time has passed; and a comfort to know that a major […]

40 Years Is Enough: Let's End the Harmful and Unjust Hyde Amendment

For the last four decades, the Hyde Amendment has banned the use of federal dollars for abortion coverage (except in the most extreme circumstances) for women insured by Medicaid, the main public health insurance program for low-income Americans. Show More Summary

IRS Private Collection Program Is Fundamentally Flawed

The news earlier this week that IRS has announced the four private collection companies that will be going to work on old tax debts in the spring did not seem to have a great impact. One public company among them Performant Recoverydid see a nice boost in its stock price [...]

New macOS Sierra 10.12.1 betas available to developers & public

Apple is continuing apace with beta release, and has made new macOS 10.12.1 betas available to developers and anyone in the public Beta Software Program. [Updated with public beta launch info]

Amazon picks up The Tick, I Love Dick and Jean-Claude Van Johnson all to series

Amazon has picked up all three of its primetime comedy pilots that went up for public review in August: The Tick, I Love Dick and Jean-Claude Van Johnson. That despite Amazon's own programming chief describing his new half-hour pick-ups as only "sometimes even funny." Such is the state of "comedy" in TV in 2016. As […]

Google Station aims to bring Wi-Fi to public spaces across the globe

Exactly a year ago, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced that the company will provide high-speed Wi-Fi service to 400 train stations across India, in partnership with RailTel and Indian Railways. The program has since seen Google roll out Wi-Fi across 52 stations in India, with more than 3.5 million users accessing it each month. Show More Summary

Canberra businesses invited to collaborate with public sector

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

From late October Canberra will host the third Code for Australia Academy, a six week program bringing together public servants and business people to work together on public governance challenges in a supported learning environment....Show More Summary

Microsoft seems to be working on a referral program for Surface

Microsoft may soon launch a referral program for its Surface devices. Microsoft enthusiast WalkingCat was able to find a link to a Microsoft page which probably wasn’t supposed to be public just yet. The webpage states that Surface Pro 4 owners can refer others to start their Surface journey and win products. Unfortunately though, the site doesn’t […]

UTHealth Receives More Than $3 Million to Expand Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program

Houston Endowment has awarded a three-year, $3 million grant to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health to expand a successful teen pregnancy prevention program that began in the Sunnyside community of Houston.

So government isn't very good at running research programs then?

The standard argument in favour of government running research programs is that the product, knowledge, is a public good. That is, it's non-rivalrous and non-excludable and thus the private sector will underproduce it. Simply on theShow More Summary

A school may soon have an after school Satan club

A Seattle Public School may soon have an after school Satan Club. The Satanic Temple of Seattle proposed the program. A lawyer hired by the Mount Vernon School district said that if the elementary school allows one organization to use...Show More Summary

Larry Lessig takes his plan to Congress

Lawrence Lessig pushed public funding and voucher programs at a discussion on campaign finance this week. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) By: Ashley Balcerzak Lawrence Lessig 's plea to members of Congress wasn't exactly diplomatic: "End the humiliation...Show More Summary

28 Florida Graduate Tax Alumni Academics Respond To Robert Rhee's Critique Of The Program

Florida Graduate Tax Program Alumni Academics Letter: Dear Ladies and Gentlemen: We the undersigned graduates of the UF Tax Program have read the various blog posts and other public information that have emerged regarding the Tax Program at the University of Florida Frederic G. Levin College of Law. As alumni...

The iOS Portrait Mode update is live in public beta

Apple just launched iOS 10 last week, but it's already working full throttle on the next update. Today, Apple made iOS 10.1 available in its public beta program, just one day after launching it for developers. The latest update addsShow More Summary

Apple Drops iOS 10.1 Beta for Public Testers

Apple today made iOS 10.1 beta available to those enrolled in the public beta testing program. The only known new feature of iOS 10.1 is Portrait Mode for the iPhone 7 Plus. Portrait Mode uses both the rear cameras of the 7 Plus to help blur the background of portrait images -- creating a Bokeh effect. Show More Summary

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