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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Bright, Bold Future: Magic Leap Has Hired The Godfather of The Metaverse

There’s a rapturous term thrown around by VR enthusiasts: “The Metaverse.” It is a term that comes from the seminal Neal Stephenson science fiction novel Snow Crash, where it described a kind of embodied virtual reality.

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In the looming battle of AR and VR the prize is your mind.

Let’s talk about augmented reality versus virtual reality shall we?

Corey McCall with the video game controller that measures the level of excitement in the player. Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service

These Game Controllers Will (One Day) Read Your Mind

A version of this story airs on NPR/WBUR’s Here & Now.

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Virtual Reality’s Future Hinges on Presence and Patience

There are two reoccurring themes in the reports out of this past weekend’s Oculus Connect developers conference in Hollywood.

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The Dumbest Case Against Games Journalists You’ll Ever Hear

WARNING: Contains Opinions.

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