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Wii Gets You Off Your Booty

Sprawl Magazine, Video, Tom and Frank Turpel, Mar 21, 2007

This year the Nintendo Wii shocked the gaming world by outselling Microsoft's X-Box 360 and Sony's Playstation 3. The Turpel brothers give you a guided tour through the new king of gaming consoles -- no couch potatoes allowed.

Hey Little Kid, Hit This Weed

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Audio, Russell Morse and YO! Radio Crew, Mar 09, 2007

This week on YO!Radio -- you haven't seen anything until you've seen a 2-year-old take a drag of a blunt. PLUS: American soldiers -- who probably joined the armed forces thinking they were going to get taken care of -- just get shot at instead.

Key to the Future of Information Technology -- Underrepresented Groups

NNPA, News Report, Fred Green Jr., Jan 30, 2007

Although historically Black universities and colleges (HBCUs) represent less than 3 percent of all universities in the U.S., they graduate 31 percent of those getting IT industry-related degrees.

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Beijing Blogger Probes Anti-Satellite Missile

New America Media, Commentary, Xujun Eberlein, Jan 23, 2007

China has just confirmed that it shot down one of its own satellites, but Chinese bloggers and U.S.-based Chinese media have been discussing the incident for days.

Silicon Valley's Dirty Secret

New America Media, Investigative Report, Raj Jayadev, Jan 05, 2007

East Palo Alto residents say their low-income neighborhood is a dumping ground for high-tech's toxic by-products, but an injured worker and a group of youth activists is working to clean up the mess

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Rx for a New Environmentalism

New America Media, Q&A, Walt Anderson Interviewed by Brian Shott, Jan 05, 2007

An increasingly interconnected, environmentally damaged and rapidly changing world requires new thinking from green activists, says writer Walter Truett Anderson.


If It's Bleak On Earth, Look Up To The Heavens

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Dec 23, 2006

Down here on Earth wars and strife won't let up, but up above, the heavens never cease to evoke wonder. The more science discovers, the greater the mystery of the universe.


D.C.'s Forensics Lab Funding in Limbo

The Washington Afro-American, News Feature, Valencia Mohammed, AFRO Staff Writer, Dec 22, 2006

Despite advances in forensics technology, the District of Columbia has a horrendous backlog of unsolved violent criminal cases. A forensics lab would help, but Washington, D.C. does not have one. The question continues to be, who will foot a $250 millon bill? Congress, with American taxpayer money? And will the city's new mayor make the lab one of his priorities?

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Astronaut Sunita Williams On Historic Space Journey

India West, News Report, News Dispatches, Dec 15, 2006

Discovery astronaut Sunita Williams is only the second woman of Indian descent to go to space and is attracting front-page attention in Indian American media. The first, Kalpana Chawla, died along with her crewmates when Columbia disintegrated in 2003.

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For Parents Who Adopt Overseas, Blogging Connects Kids to Home Cultures

New America Media, News Feature, Eugenia Chien, Nov 03, 2006

Blogs and new Internet technologies are helping parents face the challenge of raising children adopted overseas.

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