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This Week on Washington Week: Nations Negotiate with ISIS, Obama Meets Strategic Allies, Loretta Lynch Faces the Senate, and Hillary Clinton Shapes the 2016 Race | Washington Week

pbs.org — This Week on Washington Week: Nations Negotiate with ISIS, Obama Meets Strategic Allies, Loretta Lynch Faces the Senate, and Hillary Clinton Shapes the 2016 Race | Washington Week
Jan 29, 2015

RT @washingtonweek: Joining @GwenIfill tomorrow on #WashWeek: @NancyaYoussef @PeterBakerNYT @JeffZeleny @DanBalz to.pbs.org/1HmS83P

Jan 29, 2015

RT @washingtonweek: Joining @GwenIfill tomorrow on #WashWeek: @NancyaYoussef @PeterBakerNYT @JeffZeleny @DanBalz to.pbs.org/1HmS83P

Study reveals wide gaps in opinion between scientists and general public

pbs.org — Scientists and the public agree on very little when it comes climate change, childhood vaccine requirements and more, but both groups feel more pessimistic about the direction of science, according to a new study released today from the Pew Research Center.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @novapbs: A new study shows wide opinion gaps between scientists and the public. Not a surprise, but the data is interesting: to.pbs.org/1ESUCSp

Jan 29, 2015

Study: Fewer scientists feel good about the current state of #science than they did 5 yrs ago. to.pbs.org/1A3Gkzq

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Skip the fairy tales, and tell your daughter science bedtime stories

pbs.org — I was never very good at science. Mostly because it was taught to me the same way math was taught to me: It wasn't. I mean it was, technically. But not in a way that inspired me or held my interest for very long.
Jan 30, 2015

I LOVE this article. Why be a princess when you could be a SCIENTIST?!?! pbs.org/newshour/updat…

Jan 29, 2015

Skip the fairy tales, and tell your kid science bedtime stories. Another excellent piece by @WendyRussell to.pbs.org/1DkFMmP

Daily Must Reads, January 29, 2015

pbs.org — MediaShift explains how traditional media such as newspapers, magazines, radio, TV, music and movies are changing with digital disruption and adapting their business models for a more mobile, networked world. If you're interested in submitting a guest column, see our guidelines here.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @PBSIdeaLab: Tumblr takes on Medium with upgrades to its writing interface; and more in today's #MustReads: ow.ly/IabYI

Jan 29, 2015

Tumblr takes on Medium with upgrades to its writing interface; and more in today's #MustReads: ow.ly/IabYG

Jan 29, 2015

RT @PBSMediaShift: Tumblr takes on Medium with upgrades to its writing interface; and more in today's #MustReads: ow.ly/IabYM

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The Supreme Court Echo Chamber

pbs.org — A recent Reuters analysis of nearly 17,000 lawyers who have petitioned the Supreme Court with thousands of cases over the last 9 years found less than one-percent -- 66 lawyers -- have the highest success rate having their cases heard before the justices.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @washingtonweek: .@Reuters a Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Journalism finalist for #SCOTUS report. @JoanBiskupic shares the story to.pbs.org/1CgXcQg

Jan 29, 2015

RT @washingtonweek: .@Reuters a Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Journalism finalist for #SCOTUS report. @JoanBiskupic shares the story to.pbs.org/1CgXcQg

Rare fox trots into view after 100 years, thrills biologists

pbs.org — It's one of only about 50 thought to exist in North America, making the Sierra Nevada red fox one of the rarest mammals on the continent. In December and early January, one (or possibly two) came trotting into view of a motion-sensitive camera set up by wildlife biologists at Yosemite National Park in California.

How Is American Money Being Spent on Afghan Security Forces? It’s Classified

pbs.org — The United States Congress has appropriated nearly $65 billion towards training Afghan security forces since 2002 - but how that money is spent just got a lot more difficult to track. The American command in Afghanistan has decided to classify details on how money is being used, according to a quarterly report released on Thursday by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR).

Why Journalism Students Should Have a Double Major

pbs.org — This guest post is co-authored by Sheryl Swingley. When I (Sheryl Swingley) found a proof copy of Thomas E. Patterson's " Informing the News: The Need for Knowledge-Based Journalism " in my journalism department's mailroom, I grabbed it. I'm with Mark Twain. I don't like adjectives, but I use knowledge-based journalism in every sentence I can.
Jan 29, 2015

Find out how interdisciplinary courses are helping J-school students dive deep at @BallState ow.ly/I9W1p #EdShift

Jan 29, 2015

"I’m with Mark Twain. I don’t like adjectives, but I use knowledge-based journalism in every sentence I can" ow.ly/I9T1U #EdShift

Jan 29, 2015

"The level of knowledge you have sets you apart from others." ~@saswingley ow.ly/I9SGm #EdShift

Jan 29, 2015

RT @PBSMediaShift: New from #EdShift: Why Journalism Students Should Have a Double Major, by @AdamJKuban & @saswingley http://t.co/VIRDbt99…

Jan 29, 2015

New from #EdShift: Why Journalism Students Should Have a Double Major, by @AdamJKuban & @saswingley ow.ly/I9OHc

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Writer-Director Damien Chazelle

pbs.org — Guest interviews are usually available online within 24 hours of broadcast. The young writer-director talks about his Academy Award nominated film, Whiplash. Having just turned 30 years old, Damien Chazelle has already made a mighty impression on the film industry.
Jan 29, 2015

Watch our convo w/ talented filmmaker #DamienChazelle - director of the Oscar-nominated #WHIPLASH! 2nite on @PBS ! ow.ly/HZxRn

Ryan Adams / Jenny Lewis

video.pbs.org — Great American singer/songwriters Ryan Adams and Jenny Lewis return to the ACL stage. Adams features songs from his self-titled album. Former Rilo Kiley star Lewis comes in support of her LP The Voyager. Watch online: Ryan Adams / Jenny Lewis from Austin City Limits. On demand, streaming video from PBS
Jan 29, 2015

Watch Ryan Adams and Jenny Lewis perform live on 'Austin City Limits.' You're probably not doing anything better. video.klru.tv/video/23654088…

Commission offers major reforms for soldiers’ pay, benefits

pbs.org — In light of soaring health and benefit costs for members of the armed forces, a committee created to offer reforms is calling for big changes. Hari Sreenivasan examines the recommendations with Alphonso Maldon, chair of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission. Continue reading →
Jan 29, 2015

RT @NewsHour: Military commission lays out major reforms for soldiers’ pay and benefits to.pbs.org/1zFFbi7 #MCRMC

Dartmouth bans hard liquor in effort to address 'at-risk' behavior

pbs.org — Dartmouth University announced that the school would ban any liquor 30 proof or higher and add a mandatory sexual assault prevention program for students to attend for all four years. Officials have also ended pledging for student organizations, where drinking-related hazing often occurs.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @NewsHour: Dartmouth bans hard liquor in effort to address "at-risk" behavior to.pbs.org/1LnzpVf

When Movies Are More Than Reality

pbs.org — I live in a just-the-facts world professionally, where political professionals spend an inordinate amount of time figuring out how to sell themselves as authentic, only to realize that such a thing cannot be sold.So it's refreshing to go to the movies and allow myself to sink into someone else's fairy tale or into a different vision of history.I do this not expecting to leave the theater believing that every relationship ends with happily ever after, or that Meryl Streep is either a lonely Iowa housewife or a scary witch.

Democrats begin to do some soul searching

pbs.org — House Democrats begin their annual issues retreat Thursday in Philadelphia. With all the focus on Republicans, their newfound governing majorities in Congress, and the divisions within their ranks between establishment and tea party members, it's worth pointing out that Democrats are dealing with their own simmering issues.

Vatican to offer free shave and haircuts for homeless

pbs.org — Starting Feb. 16, the Vatican will offer free shaves and haircuts to the homeless every Monday in St. Peter's Square. The projected is being spearheaded by Pope Francis' almoner, Konrad Krajewski, who was inspired by a homeless man named Franco. Franco was invited to dine with the bishop but declined, saying he smelled.

Promising heroin treatment unavailable in many states

pbs.org — More than 90 percent of heroin users who detox cold turkey will relapse, but there's a dispute over prescribing drugs to help addicts get clean and keep them from deadly overdoses. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Ryan Grim of The Huffington Post about the recent rise of heroin and the debate over addiction treatment.
Jan 29, 2015

Check @ryangrim on @pbsnewshour talking why a promising heroin addiction treatment is unavailable in many states: to.pbs.org/15VGP0S

Jan 29, 2015

RT @HuffPostPol: .@RyanGrim discusses @JasonCherkis' deep dive into heroin treatment (huff.to/1y5UFWu) on @pbsnewshour to.pbs.org/1zCzyRH

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Concussions in the NFL: How Worried are You?

pbs.org — For football fans everywhere, the NFL's concussion crisis has raised some uncomfortable questions about what it means to love a sport that's been shown to cause lasting harm to its players. The league's ratings continue to enjoy near-record highs, yet at the same time, scientific research increasingly suggests that football can lead to a wide range of long-term brain conditions.
Jan 30, 2015

Concussions in the NFL: How Worried are You? | Concussion Watch | FRONTLINE | PBS pbs.org/wgbh/pages/fro… via @frontlinepbs

How Crowdfunding + Municipal Bonds Help People Invest in Communities

pbs.org — For the past couple of years I've been thinking about how to bring the energy, potential and ambition of donation/reward crowdfunding to community development and civic engagement.
Jan 30, 2015

"We’re at a critical moment in deciding the future path of community development." @RodrigoDavies joins @Neighborly: ow.ly/Ia3st

Jan 29, 2015

.@Neighborly's platform would to allow individuals & households to invest directly in their cities by buying bonds ow.ly/Ia39S

Jan 29, 2015

Should we be funding civic projects through philanthropy? Does their success undermine public investment? ow.ly/Ia2vJ

Jan 29, 2015

New from @PBSIdeaLab: How #Crowdfunding + Municipal Bonds Help People Invest in Communities, by @RodrigoDavies ow.ly/I9QCV

Charlayne Hunter-Gault, former NewsHour correspondent, honored with lifetime achievement award

pbs.org — Award-winning journalist and former PBS NewsHour correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault is the recipient of the Washington Press Club Foundation's 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award, the organization announced today. From the age of 18, when she enrolled as the first black woman at the University of Georgia, Hunter-Gault has devoted herself to covering stories involving civil rights and inequality.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @NewsHour: Charlayne Hunter-Gault, former NewsHour correspondent, honored with lifetime achievement award to.pbs.org/1Dibb9r pic.twitter.com/QGYlWu8dLj

Jan 29, 2015

@NewsHour: Charlayne Hunter-Gault,former NewsHour correspondent,lifetime achievement award to.pbs.org/1Dibb9r pic.twitter.com/2DzTN5ZUFL”❤️

Jan 29, 2015

RT @NewsHour: Charlayne Hunter-Gault, former NewsHour correspondent, honored with lifetime achievement award to.pbs.org/1Dibb9r pic.twitter.com/QGYlWu8dLj

Jan 28, 2015

RT @NewsHour: Charlayne Hunter-Gault, former NewsHour correspondent, honored with lifetime achievement award to.pbs.org/1Dibb9r pic.twitter.com/QGYlWu8dLj

Jan 28, 2015

RT @NewsHour: Charlayne Hunter-Gault, former NewsHour correspondent, honored with lifetime achievement award to.pbs.org/1Dibb9r pic.twitter.com/QGYlWu8dLj