Today in Public Media: WNYC, Texas Tribune, WOSU, SDPB

on Wednesday, Sep. 7th

From WNYC in Manhattan: In Crown Heights, Residents Reflect On Shooting That Left A Mother Dead

Two men began firing at each other four blocks from the West Indian Day parade route. The firing spree left two officers wounded, one gunman in critical condition and the other gunman dead. A stray bullet also struck and killed Denise Gay, who was sitting on the stoop in front of her house with her daughter when the shootout occurred. Mayor Bloomberg said the tragic incident stemmed from the federal government’s failure to deal with illegal guns.

From WOSU in Columbus: Kasich Reduces Williams-Bolar Charges

Kelley Williams-Bolar, of Akron, served nine days in jail earlier this year for falsifying information on records that she used to send her daughters to a school outside the city.

From The Texas Tribune: Immigrations Shift Hasn’t Trickled Down to Border Patrol

When Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced in June it was urging prosecutors to use discretion when placing illegal immigrants in deportation proceedings, skeptics urged caution. We’ve heard this before, they claimed. People like Roxann Lara give them one more reason to say they were right.

From SDPB in Vermillion : Rapid City Woman Finds Way To Get Fresh Produce To The Poor And Homeless

Shirley Frederick says she’s finding that her effort doesn’t meet the need, but it’s a beginning, and she’s hoping to expand the program next year.

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The Good And Bad Memes In #Ferguson Race Conversations

A friend of mine launched a depressing conversation recently, and asked me how much I think he is worth.

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Amazon Joins Mobile Payment Game, But Have They Lost The Magic Touch?

Once upon a time it seemed that Amazon could have been destined to be that rare company that could do no wrong.

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Augmented Reality: German Firm Shows Off Touch Based UI

We seem to be on a collision course with wearable computing.

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Will VR’s Killer App Make You Sick?

Polygon’s Ben Kuchera has a close-in look at the design philosophy going into Eve: Valkyrie, the “killer app” for virtual reality systems.

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Immersive Cinema And The Age of Voxelpunk

In the wake of the Facebook acquisition of Oculus VR the issue of the future of virtual reality beyond games has stepped into the media spotlight.

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