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How the Annenberg Foundation is trying to garner support for the endangered bears of the north.
Lady Gaga hits 32 million Twitter followers. Why this is more important than her music, for now.
The future is the ruling state for fashion - it often seems as though the industry is living 6 months ahead of everyone else. S/S 2013 came out in September, and even as we prepare to see F/W 2013 in February, many major labels are launching their pre-fall collections now. It might feel strangely out of synch to be thinking about fall of 2013 when we're barely into December 2012, but as trendsetters, possibly *the* trendsetters, fashion's earliest birds catch the consumer. But there are other respects in which fashion rushes boldly ahead, including innovations. Today's guest, Francesca Rosella, and her partner Ryan Genz are forces of invention, leading the technological revolution into fashion with their company, CuteCircuit. Together, Ryan and Francesca create what they call "wearable technology" - futuristic designs, from t shirts to red carpet gowns, that feature a slew of unique digital technology. Creating patterns with LED lights, Francesca and Ryan offer CuteCircuit customers the opportunity to do everything from make a cell phone call with the sleeve of a dress, to display tweets and iPhone photos on the front of a t shirt. Through CuteCircuit, the future has already arrived, and on today's show Francesca will talk about how she and Ryan met and began this one-of-a-kind enterprise, the architecture and production process behind their creations, and future plans for their line. Plus, I have tracks on today's playlist page from the future albums of Radar Bros., Lonesome Leash, and YACHT, as well as an epically long, epically great track off the new Sufjan Stevens Christmas album. All that and more in this hour of radio, so stick around for a glimpse into fashion's crystal ball...
How depicting creative rivalry outweighs historical accuracy in this classic period piece.
What angry Thanksgiving Facebook rants about American imperialism and "#firstworldproblems" have in common.
Is imitation the highest form of flattery or the lowest form of creativity?
How businesses can further connect with their audiences through apps.
How Twitter's Twindex is providing political polls for the president race.
How the candidates are besting each other on Twitter.
Iona Craig reports from Yemen on the bomb blast that killed 12 people, how Anwar al-Awlaki was perceived in Yemen, and growing anti-American sentiment throughout the country.
Middle East social media expert talks about the difference between the uprising in Syria and others in the region.
Web browser plugins that filter out advertisements like Adblock Plus are forcing websites to rethink their marketing strategies
Celebrity endorsements don't necessarily guarantee success for advocacy campaigns.
27-year-old CEO and media personality, Shama Kabani, talks to BTR about going from recent graduate to social media authority.
How the Dresden Dolls' Amanda Palmer rocks social media.
What role are women playing in this new 21st century world?
I’m on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Facebook.com/DJLauraBTR, and @redbootpr. This week we’re checking out some live Tea Leaf Green from last spring at the Blind Tiger in Greensboro, NC.
You may not have had the chance to head to SXSW, but thanks to Twitter, you could practically feel like you'd experienced last week’s musical insanity firsthand.
The touring guru on how musicians in college can make the most of their Spring Break.
As increasingly tragic stories of cyberbullying make the headlines — most notably the Tyler Clementi story and the subsequent trial of his roommate, Dharun Rhavi — the line between simple online expression and malicious online attacks may seem blurrier than ever. On this week's BTR Pulse, host Lauren Hawker asks New Yorkers their thoughts on cyberbullying, the privacy and censorship concerns surrounding it, and whether it's preventable.
The recent assassination of an Iranian scientist sparks a debate on the definition of terror... on Twitter.

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