As elections matter more, voters seem to become more frustrated and overwhelmed with the process. Voter turnout for the primary election earlier this year was a lackluster 31.5 percent across the state. We’re now quickly coming up to the general election and the projections for voter turnout are lower than the last two mid-term elections. Yet our election decisions profoundly affect the quality of our communities and our personal lives.
Today, we extorted breakfast from the folks from Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Evansville. They brought us a delicious spread and were a delight! Sharon Burns, the director of Catholic Charities was the spokesperson and did a fantastic job. Our studio audience consisted of Annie Simpson, Tracy Gander and Susan Milligan. Catholic Charities helps residents of the 12 counties of Southwest Indiana who are experiencing economic, emotional or social distress gain hope and create lives that work.
The complete solar eclipse happens on August 21st and I'm all set. I ordered my cool eclipse goggles from Amazon. If you want some cheaper eclipse glasses, there are still some available at the Evansville Museum, Tillman Eye Care on Green River Road and Menard's have some. I would also try Rural King, Target, Wal-Mart or just call around to find some. The thing is with this eclipse you MUST wear protective eye wear or you will have eye damage!
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".