Editor’s Note: The Frontier reported Sunday that the City Council’s vote last week to reject a proposed fee increase for EMSA could spell the beginning of the end of the partnership between the city and the public trust. As part of that story, Fire Chief Ray Driskell outlined his proposal for how the city could take over the ambulance service. Today, we look at how other cities provide emergency medical services.
It was a bruising day for the public trust, which has been the city’s emergency medical services provider since 1978. Not only did Tulsa city councilors reject a requested rate hike, they did so in no small part because they don’t trust the way the organization is run. And now a majority of city councilors have joined Mayor G.T. Bynum in saying the process for selecting an ambulance provider — historically a decision made solely by the mayor — needs to include public input.
It’s time again for the monthly Listen Frontier/Teach for America podcast. This month’s topic: empowering parents to become more involved in their children’s education. Our guests are former Teach for America corps members who are teaching in the Union Public Schools District. Jackie DuPont is an assistant principal at Rosa Parks Elementary School, and Emma Thadani is the community school coordinator at Ellen Ochoa Elementary School. DuPont is a native of Springfield, Mo.
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".