High School Students to Attend Journalism Conference at the Newseum

The conference convenes the nation's most talented students interested in pursuing journalism careers.    


Bill Burr, Ron Bennington, Plus News from Derek Gaines, Orny Adams and More

Mike Cannon is a permanent judge at all the Roast Battles at New York Comedy Club and he told me he’ll be taping his first hour special at NYCC on July 16th. It’ll be audio, but some bits will actually be animated for the internet. It’s being produced by 800 Pound Gorilla who also did Jeff Dye, Matt Ruby and which works with George Lopez and Jim Jefferies. He got to them after featuring for Pete Dominick and Pete encouraged him to do a special and turned him on to the producers. BTW, NYCC is undergoing renovations to make it even more comic-friendly. They’re building a new green room for the comics to hang out in before they go on, and also a cafe just for a cool hang so even comics not on the show have a place to chill. Should be awesome.


The Limits of Presidential Power

In my operational risk seminar this spring, students ranked and then restacked and ranked the top operational risks present in our world.  No one was especially pleased with the results, and the top three risks – cyber-threats, global uncertainty, and terrorism – seemed nearly interchangeable, depending upon the month. As we came to the end of the quarter – particularly with the terrorism acts in Manchester, London, and Tehran -- “global uncertainty” seemed to encapsulate the other two risks, particularly when the elections in France and Great Britain are taken into account along with the performance of the U.S. president on his first diplomatic trip abroad. 


The American Elephant: Women’s Continued Segregation and Underpayment

The bulk of my salaries was swallowed up in the cost of the moves and higher living expenses in the regions around the schools. So, for over eight years now, my real source of income has been publishing. The blame might be with the untenured and otherwise unsecure state of academic employment. But being a woman in academia is especially disabling.


The Robots are Here!

Seattle Academy's robotics program supports the development of student skills in the context of building a robot to compete in the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC). 


Sherrod Small, Joe Machi Plus Aida Rodriguez and Jon Laster

Sherrod Small’s Growing Media Enterprise, Joe Machi’s Podcast Plus News From Aida Rodriguez, Jon Laster and More

From Denver | Wage Gapped

After a mental breakdown and a stint in a psychiatric hospital Eric P. was provided with ongoing therapy, community support and medication. He soon found his lawfully prescribed medication was in demand by his friends. This is one man's account how he ended up selling his own drugs to make ends meet. 


Troy Hunter Joins Pacific ADR Consulting LLC

 A.Troy Hunter has joined Pacific ADR Consulting, LLC as a panel member.  He has developed a reputation for being a creative and highly effective trial attorney for both plaintiffs and defendants in construction disputes, product liability, fire losses, personal injury/wrongful death, and cases involving sexual abuse, harassment and misconduct.