Today in Public Media: WNYC, KUOW, KSMU, WXPN

on Tuesday, Aug. 16th

From KSMU in Joplin: Salvation Army Says Record Number of Families Request Help

The figures are staggering: about 1,000 kids will use the Salvation Army’s back-to-school program this year, which is almost a 40% increase from just a year ago.

From WYNC in Manhattan: For Slice of Fame, Pizzerias Spar Over ‘Oldest’ Title

For years, a New York restaurant has claimed to be the oldest pizzeria in the country, but now a rival from Trenton, N.J., says it deserves the crown.

From KUOW in Seattle: City of Seattle Shuts Down Garage Sale for Iraqi

Seattle resident Rita Zawaideh moved here from Jordan more than a half century ago. Over the last few months, she’s been holding garage sales to benefit Iraqi refugees. The city told her to shut down after receiving an anonymous complaint from a neighbor.

From WXPN in Philadelphia: Work Drugs Cover Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep”

Less than a month after releasing their new song “Catalina Wine Mixer” Philly’s Work Drugs have a new song, a cover of Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep.”

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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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