It’s Biology Week on BTR!
On today’s show, we chat with BTR’s own Margaret Jacobi about her latest project Biology of the Blog. Biology of the Blog interviews key players in the blogosphere and reposts all sorts of interesting finds. Margaret fills us in on some of the bloggers she’s interviewed and what she’s learned from their experiences.
And later, we talk cell mapping with Jonathan Karr of Stanford University. Karr is the lead author on a study documenting the first computational model of an organism. Stay tuned for our Viral Week broadcast (on Feb. 7th) when we hear from one of Jonathan’s fellow authors on the study, Jayodita Sangvhi. Pretty cool!
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The Week in Independent News Segment [23:29 – 26:33]
Tax-Exemptions for SuperPACs and 501(c)(4)s
“Ex-IRS Director on Dark Money Groups: Investigate Them and Prosecute Them” (Mother Jones, Jan. 14, 2013)
“How Nonprofits Spend Millions on Elections and Call It Public Welfare” (ProPublica, Aug. 28, 2012)
Proliferation of Rape in Syria
“Rape in Syria: Widespread weapon of war in raging conflict” (Middle East Online, Jan. 14, 2012)
“Syria displacement crisis worsens as protracted humanitarian emergency looms” (International Rescue Committee [press release], Jan. 14, 2013)
“Winter conditions bring new hardship for more than 600,000 Syrian refugees” (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees [press release], Jan. 11, 2013)
Java Exploit Still a Threat
“Warning: Java Exploit Potentially Affecting More Than 850 Million Computers” (Mashable, Jan. 13, 2012)
Texas DOH Report Contested
“State health commission releases women’s health program survey results” (Dallas Morning News, Jan. 7, 2013)
In Case You Missed It – The Week in Under-Reported Mainstream News Segment [48:19 – 51:43]
Aaron Swartz Dead at 26
“Internet Activist, a Creator of RSS, Is Dead at 26, Apparently a Suicide” (New York Times, Jan. 12, 2013)
“Legal Case Strained Troubled Web Activist” (Wall Street Journal, Jan. 13, 2013)
“Technology’s Greatest Minds Say Goodbye to Aaron Swartz” (Mashable, Jan. 13, 2013)
Debt Limit, Last Presidential Press Conference of First Term
“Double trouble: House GOP eyes default, shutdown”(Politico, Jan. 13, 2013)
“President Obama’s news conference on the debt ceiling, fiscal battles and gun control, Jan. 14, 2013 (Transcript)” (Washington Post, Jan. 14, 2013)
“Hitting Debt Limit: What Bills Would Be Paid” (AP, Jan. 14, 2012)
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