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MAPP (Media Activism Participatory Politics) | Youth & Participatory Politics

MAPP (Media Activism Participatory Politics) | Youth & Participatory Politics | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

"MAPP (Media Activism Participatory Politics) case studies will provide in-depth descriptions of exemplary youth organizations and networks that encourage productive forms of participation in the public spheres. Specifically, we are examining the potential connections between participatory culture and civic engagement, with the long-term goal of identifying best practices that may inform future efforts to recruit and mobilize young citizens. These case studies focus on groups that have gained strong youth support online and off and are intended to reflect a range of issues and ideological perspectives. We will conduct in-depth interviews with a significant number of participants who exemplify different roles in the movement or organization. In addition, the cases will also include online and offline observations, more informal interviews, and an analysis of the group's online and organizational infrastructures. The goal will be to understand both participants' backgrounds, practices, and motivations, and the group's organizational and rhetorical features..."

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EP Chihuahuas Wiener Dog Race - YouTube

The El Paso Chihuahuas hosted the Wiener Schnitzel weenie dog race. What could go wrong?
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Completely paralyzed man voluntarily moves his legs, scientists report

Completely paralyzed man voluntarily moves his legs, scientists report | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A 39-year-old man who had had been completely paralyzed for four years was able to voluntarily control his leg muscles and take thousands of steps in a "robotic exoskeleton" device during five days of training—and for two weeks afterward—a team of UCLA scientists reports this week.
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Nearsightedness develops when kids with specific gene read a lot

Nearsightedness develops when kids with specific gene read a lot | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Kids who carry a certain gene variant are likely to become nearsighted if they read for more than 1 hour a day, scientists suggest.
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I Spent All Day Eavesdropping at Drybar. Here's What I Learned.

I Spent All Day Eavesdropping at Drybar. Here's What I Learned. | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Why blowouts are such a big business in Washington.
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Pancreatic Cancer Blood Test May Enable Early Detection

Pancreatic Cancer Blood Test May Enable Early Detection | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Researchers at Tampa’s Moffitt Cancer Center say they may have made a breakthrough in fighting this highly deadly disease.
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Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra pack the house, and the ears (review)

Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra pack the house, and the ears (review) | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Jazz legend Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Saturday treated a packed lawn and pavilion at Blossom Music Center to an abundance of riches including the trumpeter's own "Swing Symphony."
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Appalachian Trail Partying Angers Longtime Hikers

Appalachian Trail Partying Angers Longtime Hikers | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
"I wanted the solitude. I wanted to experience nature"
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As Hikers Celebrate on Appalachian Trail, Some Ask: Where Will It End?

As Hikers Celebrate on Appalachian Trail, Some Ask: Where Will It End? | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Faced with increasing crowds and partylike behavior by a few, officials are threatening to reroute the Appalachian Trail so that it does not end atop Maine’s highest peak.
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Steve Goss exit interview: the ‘Velvet Voice’ retires with his head held high | Radio and TV Talk

Steve Goss exit interview: the ‘Velvet Voice’ retires with his head held high | Radio and TV Talk | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
By RODNEY HO/ rho@ajc.com, originally filed Saturday, August 29, 2015

Since Steve Goss announced his pending retirement from Atlanta radio after 36 years, he said his emotions have been all over the map.


"It's gone between euphoria and 'Is this the...
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How bad traffic really is in Atlanta and the costs - Atlanta Business Chronicle

How bad traffic really is in Atlanta and the costs - Atlanta Business Chronicle | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Atlanta drivers must add 52 hours each year to rush-hour commutes due to traffic.
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What's Wrong With a Little Free Library?

What's Wrong With a Little Free Library? | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
All over America, people have put small "give one, take one" book exchanges in front of their homes. Then they were told to tear them down.
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Flipping a Genetic Switch on Obesity?

Flipping a Genetic Switch on Obesity? | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
When weight loss is the goal, the equation seems simple enough: consume fewer calories and burn more of them exercising. But for some people, losing and keeping off the weight is much more difficul...
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Researchers discover a gene variant that provides a delaying mechanism for Alzheimer's disease

Researchers discover a gene variant that provides a delaying mechanism for Alzheimer's disease | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Medical research has yet to discover an Alzheimer's treatment that effectively slows the disease's progression, but neuroscientists at UC Santa Barbara may have uncovered a mechanism by which onset can be delayed by as much as 10 years.
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ALA TechSource Workshop: How to Build a Sustainable Embedded Libraria…

ALA TechSource Workshop: How to Build a Sustainable Embedded Librarianship Program
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Natasha Trethewey To Debut Poem At Decatur Book Festival

Natasha Trethewey To Debut Poem At Decatur Book Festival | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The former poet laureate of the United States has been a keynote headliner at the AJC Decatur Book Festival. On Friday, Natasha Trethewey will precede the
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They spent 17.9 billion hours yearly caring for loved ones. She thought they could use a vacation.

They spent 17.9 billion hours yearly caring for loved ones. She thought they could use a vacation. | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
She could do anything she wanted with the money. This is what she chose.
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Moffitt makes important steps toward developing a blood test to catch pancreatic cancer early

Moffitt makes important steps toward developing a blood test to catch pancreatic cancer early | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Florida Pancreas Collaborative
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The Fight Against Blood Diamonds Continues

The Fight Against Blood Diamonds Continues | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
It's been 15 years since the global crackdown. But the industry is still tainted by conflict and misery
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When big government can’t get out of its own way | Kyle Wingfield

When big government can’t get out of its own way | Kyle Wingfield | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
 



The shocking news came over a year ago: American veterans were dying by the dozens as they languished on lengthy waiting lists, while Veterans Administration staff falsified records to hide the problem. Almost as shocking, Congress acted within four months of the first news reports about deaths of veterans waiting for care from...
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Unearthed 'E.T.' Atari Games Sell for $108,000 at Auction

Unearthed 'E.T.' Atari Games Sell for $108,000 at Auction | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Nearly 900 cartridges from urban legend-proving Alamogordo, New Mexico excavation are sold
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Health care plan for teachers, state employees face shortfalls

Two weeks after being told their premiums would decline, more than 600,000 teachers, state employees, retirees and their dependents found out Thursday their health care plan faces a major shortfall that could have major consequences.
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MI in a Young Female?

MI in a Young Female? | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Heart attack in a young woman can be caused by sudden coronary artery dissection (SCAD), a condition associated with several underlying pathologies.
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