When Samer "Zimo" Saem Eldahr was young, he did what many aspiring musicians do: He played in pubs around town and made electronic music in his bedroom. His city was safe, with lots of good food and an emerging hip-hop scene. That city was Aleppo, Syria. When Eldahr left to work in Lebanon, he was fully intending to go back. But the city he left behind would soon be consumed by war. Now Eldahr, known on stage as Hello Psychaleppo, makes his home — and music — in Minnesota.
For more than 120 years we have celebrated workers on Labor Day. This year labor is doing better, certainly compared to a decade ago during the Great Recession. The unemployment rate is currently 4.4 percent. Yet there are still far too many people sitting on the sidelines of the job market, especially younger adults. Too many jobs offer low wages and bleak prospects for advancement. Meanwhile, management routinely complains about not finding the skilled workers they need.
Listen Story audio 52min 44sec Minneapolis-based singer/songwriter Jeremy Messersmith stopped by the State Fair to talk about his project, "11 Obscenely Optimistic Songs For Ukulele," as well as his upcoming album. He also played a few songs and led the audience in a sing-along to "Little Blue World." To hear the performance use the audio player above. Songs performed: 1. Everybody Gets a Kitten 2. There is Nowhere We Won't Go 3.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".