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Russ Feingold, the former US Senator from Wisconsin, is taking the campaign finance world by storm. His Progressives United movement is working to tackle “Super PACs” and the corporate influence he feels is bastardizing democracy. This is a critical time for Russ. Continue pushing for change through his organization or go for another opening in the US Senate or the governorship of Wisconsin.
As Feingold so eloquently said in this speech:
What do you think? Do you agree with the outcome of the Citizens United Supreme Court decision that changed the rules regarding corporate campaign expenditures? Do PACs play a necessary role in our political discourse or are they too easily abused?
Sound off in the comments.
What a view! But the ride up La Brea was treacherous dodging cars and hipsters. Man does Los Angeles need some urban bike trails! See map of LA and its bike trails. Ouch.
I think we should have a ‘walk / bike grid’ with dedicated trails every mile east to west and north to south. It would take cars off the road and encourage good exercise and green commuting.
What is YOUR city doing to accommodate bikers and provide a more ‘green’ environment for those who want some exercise or just want to go out for some fresh air? Would our representatives even listen to our requests?
Join the conversation!
Where are all the bike trails?
Don’t… tuck… ever!
This great article on 4 Reasons Men Should Not Tuck in a Shirt really made me laugh… and then I thought, “what the heck have I been doing all these years?”.
Although the author of the article is adamantly against tucking, there are a range of differing view points on this VERY controversial topic.
Countless videos on YouTube are devoted to the topic, including this one:
What are your thoughts?
To tuck or not to tuck…?
Young Bradley Rowe violates Rule #2!
So excited to be entering 2011. With a new year, comes new inspiration, dedication and creativity. To that end, Noam Dromi and I will be providing a new level of insight, conversation and worlds of fun through regular postings, interviews and contributions from our correspondents at large. It’s going to be epic!
Anyhoo, that’s it for now… Just wanted to say hi and welcome everyone on to the ride to come!
1st Photo is of UW fans led by Bucky Badger full of Rose Bowl dreams — only to have TCU crush them hours later — That’s OK, Wisconsin football is still alive as the Packers are in the playoffs after taking down da Bears of Chicago on Sunday.
2nd Photo is friends and family ringing in the New Year with a proper tail-gate of homemade sausages and delicious cheese… and beverages
You may have noticed that things have been a bit quiet around here lately so we figured it was time to give you a quick update on some of the exciting developments going on behind the scenes. For starters, the MIPtalk site will soon relaunch with a new look and a whole bunch of cool new features.
Warning – Some of the audio in this interview is slightly distorted. We apologize for the inconvenience.
This week’s guest is Chaske Spencer. An emerging actor and activist, he was born of the Lakota Sioux tribe, and raised on Indian Reservations in Montana and Idaho. When he was young, he dreamt of becoming a photographer, and before long he found himself in front of the camera instead, in pursuit of an acting career. Chaske moved to New York City and in between bartending and waiting tables to make a living, he was cast in his very first off off-Broadway play, Dracula, playing the title role. From there he did a number of New York Theatre pieces, performed at The Public Theater in NYC and The Roundabout and was fortunate enough to be discovered by television/film casting director Rene Haynes.7 comments
As many of you know, we’re gradually expanding MIPtalk to include a range of new features including video. We continue to revise the program to make sure that it suits the needs and interests of our audience.
When we first launched our show in early 2009 it took some time to “find our groove’. Listener feedback helped us improve dramatically. The same is true of our new foray into video. As you’ll see in the videos we’ve posted from the 2010 Innovation and Humanity Summit, the immediacy of video creates a different experience than what we’ve done thus far. And while we’re incredibly excited about the journey ahead, we still want to hear from you. Tell us what you think; what’s working, what’s not and what should we be doing differently? All feedback is greatly appreciated and don’t worry about sparing our feelings.
There’s much more to come so stay tuned and thanks for your continued support.
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As much as we enjoy doing MIPtalk we realize that it can be a daunting experience for many of you to commit to listening to an entire episode in a single sitting. In an effort to continue improving on and evolving the program we’re pleased to announced the launch of MIPtalk Minutes, a new feature that will give you a bit of an appetizer before you gorge yourself on the main course.
We’ll be introducing excerpts from a variety of episodes so you can get a better idea of what you’re getting yourself into. If you still want to go “all in” — we salute you. Just don’t forget to tip your servers.
This week we’re giving you selections from some of the episodes produced as part of our partnership with the 2010 Innovation and Humanity Summit. Here’s an overview:
This week’s guest is K.C. Cole. For the past ten years, K.C. Cole has been a science writer and columnist for the Los Angeles Times; she has also written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Smithsonian, Discover, Newsweek, Newsday, Esquire, Ms., People and many other publications. Her articles were featured in The Best American Science Writing 2004 and 2005 and The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2002. She has also been an editor at Discover and Newsday.3 comments
Larry Hertzog was born. There have been rumors to the contrary but his mother insists that the event occurred late in the sweltering summer of 1951. When the residents of Flushing, N.Y. became aware of his existence in their neighborhood, the family was soon forced to flee into the suburbs of New Jersey.7 comments