This week on Strange Fruit, Louisville activist Talesha Wilson joins us for a news roundup, including Oprah’s Golden Globes speech and whether we want her to run for president. We also talk about H&M’s racist hoodie and why you need black people on your marketing and design team. And finally, some facts: This is our 227th episode. ‘227’ has one of the best TV theme songs of all time.
Chelsea Graham moved to Louisville from the Chicagoland area 20 years ago, when she was in high school. Like most transplants, she quickly learned the surest way to mark yourself as new in town: say Loo-eee-ville. (Or even, heaven forbid, Lewis-villle). But why? Why do we say the name of our city so differently than it’s spelled? And even differently than its namesake? After all, he wasn’t King Loo-uh XVI.
It’s almost time for another Curious Louisville voting round! We’re collecting questions now, and will put them up for a vote, to see which one we’ll answer next. Not familiar with our Curious Louisville series? Here’s how it works: Listeners (that’s you!) submit questions. We (that’s us) create a voting round, where everyone can vote on which question they’d like us to answer in a radio story.
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".