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Corporations Are People

My local Starbucks barista put down her Race Together pen. Starbucks brewed Race Together - it's racial-awareness program which ended in stores this week - as a response to pervasive racial inequality in the United States and the specific events of police brutality against African Americans. Show More Summary

Watch: Fake Apple store employees convince customers to buy a Surface over an iPad

If you encountered some rather odd behavior from employees at your local Apple Store lately, don’t worry — they were likely just members of the YouTube prankster collective NelkFilmz. In a video posted this week, the NelkFilmz crew donned Apple Store employee shirts and simply walked into an Apple Store and pretended to work there. Show More Summary

Creating Podcasts to Share Community Stories

This winter I have been hosting a weekly podcast series with local entrepreneurs and business owners who want to share their stories of becoming their own boss. Podcasts can be created very easily and uploaded in a matter of minutes. They are a great way to share stories and connect community members.

The Broad Brush: Your Alameda News in 60 Seconds

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your weekly, local news review. Here are your Alameda headlines for the week. City Council members have asked Assistant City Manager Liz Warmerdam to serve as Alameda’s interim city manager when the city’s current manager, John Russo, leaves on May 1. The City Council voted unanimously

This Week in TV: McConaughey Shills for a Local Video Store

Jimmy Kimmel took on SXSW, Jon Stewart took on homophobia, and John Oliver took on the NCAA. Game on, suckas! The post This Week in TV: McConaughey Shills for a Local Video Store appeared first on WIRED.

CT: State Transit Proposal Brings Local Worries

Local officials and developers raised concerns this week about how a proposal to create a statewide transit development authority could affect redevelopment efforts underway in the region. The proposal to create the authority with powers...Show More Summary

Paris pollution prompts free public transport call

The Local: "For a few hours this week Paris became the most polluted city in the world, according to one particular ranking. The city's mayor has responded by calling for free public transport and driving restrictions to be put in place on Friday."

Daily Headlines: March 18, 2015

Peru: Protesters and police clashed this week during demonstrations in southern Peru against a sharp hike in local electricity fees. U.S.: News magazine The Economist has come under fire for using “chili peppers to depict the stripes in the American flag” in its cover image highlighting an article on the Latino community. Show More Summary

MRs: Creflo’s brilliant strategy; Obamas’ big taxpayer bill; Savannah & St. Patty’s

National Taxpayer bill for Obamas’ separate flights: $1 million McConnell holding up Lynch vote Local The brilliant strategy of Creflo Dollar Boyer sentencing coming this week Woman abandoned as a baby in Macon dies at age 100 Savannah busting for St. Show More Summary

Friday Funny 887: Book Store Sections

Someone added some "better" sections to their local bookstore: The last one is just too spot on. And the kids' book one. "Really Henry? THIS... again?" More funny things posted all week long on Steve in a Speedo

Local Support to Drill Offshore South Carolina Gains Traction

"Offshore energy exploration and production could be an economic game changer for South Carolina," says Congressman Jeff Duncan (R-SC) in a press statement this week. The post Local Support to Drill Offshore South Carolina Gains Traction appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Washington Post Gives Nice Boost to DC Gardens by Susan Harris and its local supporters are loving the feature about it in the Washington Post this week. Reporter John Kelly chatted me up for an hour and then called a photographer I recruited to join the cause after spying him with his tripod and expensive camera at the National Arboretum. The story looks best in […]

This Week in Jazz

This Week in Jazz: Carmen Souza, Mark Meadows, Zakir Hussain, excellent local musicians at the Caverns, plus much more. [ more › ]

US Anti-Semitism Monitor to Visit Sweden as Fear Amongst Jews Increases

United States' Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, Ira Forman, is set to visit Sweden later this week as local Jews grow increasingly concerned for their safety in light of the recent terrorist attacks in France and neighboring Denmark

Former Japanese PM Says Crimea Referendum 'Expressed Will of Its People'

Former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, in Crimea this week as part of a good will visit, says that discussions with local residents have convinced him that the peninsula's referendum to rejoin Russia was a real expression of the will of its people.

Ladies & Gentlemen, We Present…Wally Von Jelly Beans

Wally’s her name (we checked into this)—The Qte is her game. KB sent these in and says, “This 2.5 week old cutie pie was rescued Saturday! (She’s now a happy bottle baby at a loving, local foster home.) Her mom is feral (wild) and gave birth to a litter of kittens in someone’s attic. In […]

'Saturday Night Live' With Host Chris Hemsworth and Musical Guest Zac Brown Band Up From Last Original

This week's episode of Saturday Night Live with host Chris Hemsworth and musical guest Zac Brown Band averaged a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating in the 25 markets with local people meters,

Pop-Up Serving Leftover Food Scraps Starts Next Week At Blue Hill

Each year, the USA wastes 141 calories of food, much of it at the local level, like all the pulp leftover from your daily green juice routine. To call attention to this sorry state of affairs—and make some delicious food in the process—farm-to-table...Show More Summary

Orpheus Brewing Transmigration of Souls Hops into Cans

Whether you’re feeling drafty or ready to pop your top, Atlanta-based Orpheus Brewing has a Transmigration of Souls for you. The artisanal brewery’s newest release is available this week in cans at local retailers and package stores as well as on draft at our city’s best bars and restaurants through August. Show More Summary

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