Today in Public Media

on Wednesday, Jun. 22nd

Latinos and college completion; a sophomore camps out in NYU library; getting an “Americanized” name legally changed.

From The Texas Tribune: Latinos Lag in College Completion

Only 16 percent of Latino adults have an associate’s degree or higher — compared to 33 percent of the total working-aged population in Texas.

From UALR in Little Rock: Desegregation Funding Can Continue For Now

Desegregation money for three central Arkansas school districts won’t be immediately cut off as planned.

From MPR.org’s Campus Beat: Living In A College Library-Desparation Or A Stunt?

New York University rising sophomore Taylor Myers recently spent five days in the library and made a student movie about it.

From KUNM in Santa FeA Conversation with Breaking Bad’s R.J. Mitte

KUNM’s Jim Williams sat down to talk with Mitte, who plays Walter White Jr. on “Breaking Bad”. The 18-year-old Mitte (and his character) have cerebral palsy, and many of the show’s fans are expressing their gratitude for his work.

From WAMU.org’s DCentric: When Names Are Americanized

Dropping or changing an “Americanized” name in further of an ethnic birth name can be complicated.

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Simple Machine Announces Micro-Festival Grants

We’ve been keeping up with Simple Machine, the independent film curation tool for festival and art house programmers, since running across their booth at South By Southwest last year.

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Transmedia Beat: Bernie Su’s “Emma Approved” Monetization Secrets

Disclosure: I’m one of the organizers of Transmedia LA, so take any excessive positivity with a grain of salt.

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First Ever Crappy Awards Target SF’s Tech Industry

Inspired by the sly tradition of the Razzie Awards, which commemorate the worst of Hollywood, San Francisco fair housing advocates are kicking off “The Crappy Awards” tonight in the city’s art’s district.

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Image Disruptor: Flag Looks To Upend Photo Printing Through The Magic of Free

Flag, a photo printing start-up that is holding a barnstorming 14-day Kickstarter campaign right now, turned up on my radar this week thanks to John Gruber’s Daring Fireball.

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Taking “A Total Disruption” Open Source

Sundance winning documentarian Ondi Timoner isn’t in the habit of doing things in half-measures.

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