socialjusticekoolaid:

What they won’t show you on CNN tonight: Ferguson residents line a parade of roses down W Florissant, leading to where Mike Brown was taken from this world. #staywoke #powerful #insolidarity 

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fastcompany:

Ka-Pow: Watch These Fish Cannons Shoot Salmon Safely Over Dams

Salmon have serious swimming skills—some travel thousands of miles to return to their original homes to breed. But even though they can jump as high as 12 feet in the air, they can’t manage to get over massive concrete dams that we have built to block their journeys back to their homes. Now one new idea could give them a boost. The plan involves whisking the fish through a long vacuum tube at speeds up to 22 miles per hour and then shooting them out the other end like a cannon.

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And now for something completely different.

I’m feeling legitimately ill about this. Foley was kidnapped a few weeks before I started my master’s at Medill, and a lot of our orientation process involved awareness efforts and discussions about his case. I have a “Free James Foley” pin sitting on my desk. You can’t help but think about Daniel Pearl too.

No words. No words.

obi-wankenblowme:

This is a collection of Tweets from military veterans reacting to the police response in Ferguson. 

And if this shit doesn’t scare you, I don’t know what will.

On the influence of military surplus making its way into local police departments.

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Exit Through The (NPR) Gift Shop: Tanvi Misra

nprinterns:

Join the summer 2014 intern cohort as we look back at the unforgettable experience of #NPRLife.

imageName: Tanvi Misra

Internship Position: Code Switch intern

Hometown: New Delhi, India

College/University: University of Pennsylvania (undergrad), Medill School of Journalism — Northwestern U (graduate).

Major: Political Science and French (undergrad), Journalism (grad)

What drew you to NPR? NPR has always told human stories, and told them beautifully. That’s the primary reason I was drawn to it. That’s the kind of journalism I wanted to do.

What do you think separated you from other candidates applying for your internship? Since I grew up in India, I think that I may have had a slightly different perspective and that’s something that Code Switch was looking for. And I do a great stereotypical Valley Girl impression — I feel this was key.

Describe some of your day-to-day duties and responsibilities. I wrote web text for audio stories, managed projects like the Behind the Civil Rights Act project, worked on social media engagement and wrote stories for the blog.

What’s your commute to NPR like? I lived right next to Union on 2nd and Parker. It was a ten minute walk to work, which is great because I could sleep in.

Top three #NPRLife moments of your internship? Go.

1. When Shankar Vedantam sent an email saying he liked a piece I did.

2. #BreakfastWithAri

3. When we saw that giant gummy worm near the ATC desk. And then we saw Melissa Bloch’s tweet about said gummy worm.

Favorite NPR show or podcast (or blog)? So many — pop culture happy hour, TED radio hour, All Songs Considered. Blog: Code Switch, obvi.

Favorite album or song right now? I was listening to Jenny Lewis’s new album Voyager on repeat a while back. #collegethrowback. I also like Foxygen’s song How Can You Really.

What did you work on this summer?

I worked on my karaoke skills.

Just kidding, these pieces:
How Turbans Helped Some Blacks Go Incognito In The Jim Crow Era

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Words of wisdom for future NPR interns? Keep pitchin’ like it’s your job.

The Exit Through The (NPR) Gift Shop series is a continuous effort to showcase the diversity of young talent at NPR. Interviews were coordinated by Hugo Rojo. Photos by Colin Marshall.

But really, though, her Valley Girl game is golden.

usagov:

Image description: On Saturday, the Navy christened a new research ship the “Sally Ride” after the first U.S. woman and youngest person in space. It is the fifth current ship named for an astronaut. 
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usagov:

Image description: On Saturday, the Navy christened a new research ship the “Sally Ride” after the first U.S. woman and youngest person in space. It is the fifth current ship named for an astronaut. 


Photo from the U.S. Navy

Story

About the ship

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jaybushman:

brooklynmutt:

"CBC, reporting on the predominantly Greek Danforth food festival, has the headline of the year." - @JohnRiche

Opa!

pitchercries:

whatistigerbalm:

saxifraga-x-urbium:

princeofsparkles:

Fandom history and wank! Hell yes!

man that “see one of your own succeed” is a popular manipulative line in fandomers who want to move into legit publishing, isn’t it?

Such a good read — and a lesson in business too, if you want to be a dick like EL James.

Yep yep yep.

For the curious.