Today in Public Media

on Tuesday, Aug. 2nd

DEA collusion with Mexican drug cartel?;  Edwidge Danticat’s Letter to Miami; GPS-Like Device for Space.

From Fronteras: Did The DEA Work With Mexico’s Sinaloa Drug Cartel?

An accused Mexican drug lord extradited to the United States has filed a motion in federal court alleging he worked with U.S. law enforcement. He claims federal agents had been working with a second cartel member and granted him immunity.

From KUOW in SeattleJAMA Study Finds Common VA Treatment for PTSD Ineffective

The off–label use of risperidone is frequently prescribed by Veterans Administration doctors for their patients who don’t show improvement with antidepressants.

From Under the Sun in Miami: Edwidge Danticat’s Letter to Miami

Although others might have praised Miami’s weather, golden beaches and word-class hotels, Danticat focused her letter on a 15-year-old boy who was shot and killed. His mother is in jail and his father was deported to Haiti after being acquitted of a crime.

From KPCC in Los Angeles: Crowd Packs Fullerton Council Meeting Over Homeless Death After Police Altercation

The parents of a homeless man have demanded the release of a 911 tape and possible surveillance video from a California city, hoping the material will shed more light on what led to a physical altercation last month between police officers and their son, who later died.

From WOSU in Columbus: OSU Researchers Create GPS-Like Device For Space

The system is designed to safely guide astronauts and aid disaster relief workers.


We’re Closer To Our Photorealistic VR Future Than You’d Think (INTERVIEW)

A look into the virtual world of tomorrow with USC researcher Paul Debevec.



Prepare Yourselves For The Personal VR Video Revolution

Virtual Reality is rapidly approaching a watershed moment.

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Spoiler Alert: Hollywood Isn’t Taking Cyber Security Seriously (LA Film Fest)

Tonight at the Los Angeles Film Festival, squeezed in between movies and red carpet events, a symposium on Cyber Security is being held at the Grammy Museum.

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Rent Video Straight From Social Media Via Gumroad

The people who brought the “Buy Now” button to Twitter are going all-in on film distribution.

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Hacking Consciousness: Silicon Valley’s Next Frontier

Is there something that lies beyond the quantified self movement?