Archive | May, 2012

New York to Ban Super-Size Sodas

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The Mayor's proposal hits nerves by touching on the connection between poverty and ill-health
Sugary soda has become the newest target in Mayor Bloomberg’s battle against obesity. In a city where more than half the adult population, and 40% of public school students are obese, the latest idea, after the ban on transfats in restaurants, will ban the sale of sodas over 16 ounces — in restaurants, cinemas and…
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What were your senators and representatives saying this week?

Tweeting on the Hill #1

Just what were the biggest stories on twitter this week? Gender equality, health care, small business, jobs and more. Check out this cool info-graphic too ! The Romney Campaign: Mitt Romney ‏@MittRomney Want to be one of the first to see our next TV ad tomorrow? Join our text messaging program – text DAY1 to…
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Why is neither party fighting to be the party of change? When change is exactly what we need.

Opinions of the Week

From financial regulation, to the election season and from Nazi-esque legislation to the conservatives rallying behind George Zimmerman, here are the opinions of the week. 1. How Change Happens (New York Times) David Brooks talks about economic reform, and how it happens (and should happen) in Congress: In other words, for a real and meaningful realignment…
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Episode 67: Facebook’s Slump, Emerging Start-Ups and Safety in Sports

Episode 67: Facebook’s Slump, Emerging Start-Ups and Safety in Sports

On this week’s podcast we’re talking about Facebook’s IPO woes, the winning start-ups at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, filibustering and broken government, and finally our producer Justin jumps in to discuss concussions in sport and where we are in the NBA playoffs. Starting with Facebook, we talk about how how all the initial energy and excitement…
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We use them internationally, now the army is asking why not at home too?

Drones: Coming to a Sky Near You?

Under current law, the U.S. military is restricted to using drones within domestic airspace only for training operations. But, a proposal has been put forward to employ the drones that coming home from war a little differently: as first responders, for law enforcement and for agricultural and environmental monitoring. While opposition has been slow, the…
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