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Bruce Kushnick


AT&T's--REDACTED--to the FCC's Requests about--REDACTED--Fiber Optic Deployment--REDACTED.

Bruce Kushnick | November 28, 2014 | Business
According to the FCC: "On November 12, 2013, AT&T Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer Randall L. Stephenson stated that the Company would limit its fiber deployment to the "2 million additional homes" that are "commitments to the DirecTV announcement" and that any other fiber deployment would depend...
Steven Strauss


As Bricks and Clicks Merge, Geeks Are Discovering Politics

Steven Strauss | November 28, 2014 | Business
America's statutes, policies and regulations (Laws) are designed for a non-digital world -- a world where a taxi was something you hailed on the street, not by clicking a smartphone app. The world of Bricks (i.e., the older traditional economy) and Clicks (i.e, the newer tech-fueled economy) are merging.
Ira Glasser


Legacy of Racial Subjugation: Denying the Right to Vote

Ira Glasser | November 28, 2014 | Politics
If we believe what we were taught in school about America as the land of freedom and equal opportunity, about all of us -- all of us -- being equally endowed with inalienable rights, about the purpose of government, as declared in the Declaration of Independence, being to secure those rights, then we have a lot of work still to do. We remain very far from a post-racial country.
Laura Dunn


Women in Business Q&A: Blair Christie, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Cisco

Laura Dunn | November 28, 2014 | Business
Blair Christie is Cisco's Chief Marketing Officer, with responsibility for the company's Global Marketing, Corporate Communications, and Government and Community Relations groups. Her organization is responsible for positioning Cisco's growth strategy, cultivating opportunities in new and existing customer markets and growing demand for Cisco's solutions globally, as Cisco...
Laura Dunn


Women in Business Q&A: Lisa Pearson, CMO, Bazaarvoice

Laura Dunn | November 28, 2014 | Business
Lisa Pearson is the CMO of Bazaarvoice, a technology platform that captures and shares authentic consumer opinions online about the brands they buy. How has your life experience made you the leader you are today? At age ten, I wrote a letter to the restaurant...
Steven Raichlen


An Interview With Food Revolutionary Michael Pollan

Steven Raichlen | November 28, 2014 | Taste
Michael Pollan is a food activist, journalist, and bestselling author whose books have revolutionized the way Americans think about food. What you may not realize is that Pollan is a man obsessed by live-fire cooking and he devotes the first section of his most recent book, Cooked, to the art and history of barbecue.
Alaska Dispatch News


Alaska Iditarod Musher Recounts Horrific Training Run Collision With SUV

Alaska Dispatch News | November 28, 2014 | Sports
When an SUV slammed into musher Karin Hendrickson's four-wheeler Tuesday evening, she was thrown into the air and her dogs ran from the scene of the accident. She landed in a ditch about 20 feet away, then began making phone calls.
Regina Weinreich


An Enigma Wrapped in Inhumanity: The Imitation Games' Algebra of Need

Regina Weinreich | November 28, 2014 | Entertainment
The story of a brilliant man, Alan Turing, brought to suicide after being disgraced for being gay, the movie The Imitation Game reflects the sexual politics of a bygone era. In the midcentury, homosexuality was a disease that could be cured, and surprisingly in the US Bible belt, some believe...
E. Nina Rothe


'Stand Up for What You Care About': The Ajyal Youth Film Festival in Doha

E. Nina Rothe | November 28, 2014 | Entertainment
This year the Ajyal Youth Film Festival, in its second edition, is going to be phenomenal, mark my words. The six-day event will kick off with the world premiere of Amber Fares' Speed Sisters, a documentary featuring the stories of Marah, Mona, Betty, Noor and Maysoon -- the first all-woman rally-racing team in the Middle East.
Tony Sachs


New Booze To Help You Survive The Holiday Season (They Make Good Gifts, Too)

Tony Sachs | November 28, 2014 | Taste
They make fine holiday gifts, of course, but more importantly, they serve as excellent liquid courage for you for the next month, whether you're dealing with the first slush of the year or you've gotten one too many cheesy photo cards from relatives you haven't thought about since you got their last cheesy card.
Dave Jenkins


How Surfing Led Me to Give Back

Dave Jenkins | November 28, 2014 | Impact
Fifteen years ago I was excitedly packing my surfboards, destined for my first trip to the Disneyland of surfing, the Mentawai Islands. At the time I was on a roll, a successful doctor, climbing the corporate ladder.
H. A. Goodman

Look at These Injury Photos of Darren Wilson. Did Michael Brown Really Possess 'Hulk Hogan' Strength?

H. A. Goodman | November 28, 2014 | Politics
Wilson's version could have happened, but after comparing the injury photos above with such grandiose claims of Brown's physical presence, it's highly doubtful Darren Wilson is telling the whole truth.
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD


Depression: It's Not Just in Your Head, It's Also in Your Genes

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | November 28, 2014 | Healthy Living
We also need to better detect and treat mothers who suffer from depression. We have strong evidence that untreated depression in moms impairs their attachment to their children and is associated with these children developing behavioral and emotional problems in childhood. If the moms are properly treated not only do they do better, so do their kids.
Jimmie Briggs

The Light in the Darkness

Jimmie Briggs | November 28, 2014 | Black Voices
A native of St Louis, long a New York City expat, I less felt anger than shame at the inevitability of it all. Performers cast in a familiar play with specific roles to play once the curtain went up.
Marty Zwilling


Focus On Profits Is Not Enough For A Great Business

Marty Zwilling | November 28, 2014 | Business
It's a lot more productive and a lot less risky to start early in building your record of the positives on social, environmental, and people responsibility, rather than wait and hope never to be caught in an excessive profits scandal, child labor issue, or poor sustainability practice.
John Feffer


Obama and the Gordian Knot of Politics

John Feffer | November 28, 2014 | World
The world is more complicated. The knots are somehow knottier. Bringing in a council of concerned citizens to patiently untie the Gordian knot of politics may take longer. But, in the end, consent is mightier than the sword.
Elaine Ambrose

6 Silly Thanksgiving Memories of Mom

Elaine Ambrose | November 28, 2014 | Fifty
My mother died on November 1, so this is our first Thanksgiving without her. To make the occasion less painful, I've decided to think of funny things she used to do before dementia took her away.
Gabi Holzwarth

Thanksgiving: It's Not Just About the Food!

Gabi Holzwarth | November 28, 2014 | Women
If food is your largest cause of anxiety, having an entire day focused entirely upon that subject feels like entering a bad dream.
Gina DeLapa


Personal Growth Doesn't Tickle: 10 Tips to Make It Easier

Gina DeLapa | November 28, 2014 | Healthy Living
Personal growth takes constant courage. Trusting that the results are worth it, even when you can't yet see them, makes present difficulties that much easier to endure and overcome, especially in the face of fierce opposition.
George Heymont


Attention: Sports Fans!

George Heymont | November 28, 2014 | Arts
Any form of corruption can taint a sport whose integrity is held sacrosanct in the eyes of its biggest fans. Two recent Bay area productions helped to shine a light on how difficult it can be to win simply on the basis of one's merit.