On a January day in 2009, 7-year-old Catie listened to her father, Kevin O’Brien, speak on the radio as part of a fund-raiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In the months before, the Pennsylvania girl had joined forces with the staff at the Tennessee hospital to battle against the tumor that invaded the base of her spine. Thirty-one rounds of radiation, plus high-dose chemotherapy. But six months after the tumor was removed, the cancer came back.
Last week, as Congress’ focus was on efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, other health initiatives fell by the wayside. Among them: the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), created 20 years ago with bipartisan support to help kids from low- and moderate-income families. Because Congress didn’t act, the program’s funding expired Saturday, though states still have varying amounts of money to keep the lights on.
Yasmine Awais is a creative-arts therapist and assistant clinical professor with Drexel University, as well as a board member of Artistic Noise, a nonprofit that seeks to empower incarcerated and court-involved youth. She offered her thoughts on how parents can help their children process Monday’s terrible news out of Las Vegas. How would you start to talk about this with a child? What are the main messages you would want to get across? Avoiding the discussion is not useful.
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".