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Washington, DC
Assistant Editor, Current.org
As seen in:  ZDNet, SmartPlanet, Grist

I cover public radio and podcasts for @currentpubmedia. Formerly @SmartPlanet, @AtlanticCities and @grist.

‘I AM LAKSHMI SINGH’: How an NPR newscaster became a hat and meme

current.org — An unusual hat has been making the rounds among public radio personalities in New York. It's rested on the heads of some esteemed hosts: Leonard Lopate, Brooke Gladstone and Kurt Andersen, among others. .@onthemedia vs. #lakshmeme: pic.twitter.com/snF2gD7WUW - sean (@rameswaram) February 12, 2015 .@Studio360show vs.

The Pub #9: Five steps to ideological balance; Latino USA’s Maria Hinojosa; NPR’s Jarl Mohn stumbles on Diane Rehm

current.org — NPR's still-new CEO Jarl Mohn seemed to be trying to play it safe when he went on The Diane Rehm Show last week, but he still said a few things that might cause him headaches. For instance, Mohn told a caller who was complaining about political messaging on "school choice" in underwriting copy for the Walton Family Foundation that he'd never heard it.

Top 10 best and worst cities to live

McDonald’s scraps composting program because food won’t decompose [April Fools]

grist.org — Photo: bhamsandwich via Flickr UPDATE: Happy April Fools' Day! We've pulled your leg. Look who else is laughing: McDonald's on Twitter. McDonald's announced this morning that it would discontinue plans for a worldwide composting initiative after scientists confirmed that no item on the McDonald's menu is compostable.

Copenhagen's new bikeshare system has on-board tablets

smartplanet.com — Copenhagen is regularly near the top of lists touting the best cities for biking in the world. Now the city has a bikeshare system to match its sterling cycling reputation. High-tech doesn't often come to mind when talking about bikes or bikeshare, but Bycyklen, the name of Copenhagen's new bikeshare system, is rolling out a fleet of innovative bikes.

Google begins removing search results in Europe

smartplanet.com — In May, the European Union's highest court ruled that individuals have the "right to be forgotten," meaning that anyone in the E.U. could request that Google remove links that appear when you Google search for that person. On Thursday, Google began removing the first ( of thousands of) links from its search results, Wall Street Journal reports.

ReWalk, a bionic exoskeleton for paraplegics, approved for use in U.S.

smartplanet.com — It was generally assumed that permanent lower-body paralysis meant a wheelchair-bound life. But nearly two years ago, Claire Lomas challenged that assumption when she became the first paralyzed person to use the ReWalk bionic exoskeleton. But she didn't just walk down the block, she walked the route of the London Marathon.

Supreme Court rules against TV disruptor, Aereo

smartplanet.com — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 against Aereo, the startup television company that uses thousands of tiny antennas to stream live TV online to its low-paying customers, saying that the startup infringes on copyright law.

Chicago turns light poles into data collectors

smartplanet.com — The light poles along Chicago's Michigan Avenue will soon do more than illuminate the city's famous street. The " Array of Things" initiative by the Urban Center for Computation and Data will install data-collecting systems on eight light poles along Michigan Avenue next month, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Nest is buying connected camera company Dropcam

smartplanet.com — After getting its too-smart smoke detectors back on the market last week, Google-owned Nest said it's making a big move to acquire another popular startup making Internet-connected home products. Nest is buying Dropcam, the company that makes the top-selling security camera on Amazon, for $555 million, Re/Code reports.
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Apr 17, 2015

Highly recommend attending a @Poynter seminar. Meet great people. Learn from great faculty. bit.ly/1ERclMD

Apr 16, 2015

No question, @Radiolab's “Finding Emilie” episode was my audio conversion moment too @tiffaniewen theatln.tc/1b6Mq8a

Apr 09, 2015

If you listen closely, you can hear my podcast debut (an awkward laugh at 32:04) bit.ly/1FrP7sc

Apr 07, 2015

I biked to work and someone brought pie to the office. #goodday

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