Website of the Week for November 7, 2009 Website of the Week Shorpycalls itself “THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG”…”History in HD”…”avintage photography blog featuring thousands of high-definition imagesfrom the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, ateenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.”Click the “VIEW HI-DEF IMAGE” button below practically any image, andyou’ll find yourself visually immersed in the past. Here’s an example,the Read more

Podcast for Saturday, October 24, 2009 Shows

New York Times and Time magazine columnist, Barbara Ehrenreich. Barbara is the author of seventeen books including her latest, “Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America” (Metropolitan Books). She is also a contributor to The Nation and Harper’s. Her recent writing includes the Tom Dispatch piece, “Are Women Getting Sadder?: Or Read more

Podcast for Saturday, October 17, 2009 Shows

Author Barbara Ehrenreich was scheduled but we were unable to connect. Later, Barbara left a message saying she was “mortifed” that we didn’t talk. She rescheduled for the following Saturday. So your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz essentially rambles for an hour …

Podcast for Saturday, October 10, 2009 Shows

James B. Steele co-wrote the Vanity Fair article, “Good Billions After Bad,” with his investigative reporting partner Donald L. Barlett. Steele and Barlett are the only investigative journalism team to have won two Pulitzers and two National Magazine Awards. They are both contributing editors to Vanity Fair and editors-at-large for TIME magazine. Their most recent Read more

Website of the Week for October 3, 2009 Website of the Week Another project out of Wolfram Research, this one harnessesMathematica algorithms to create a nifty little online applet thatenables you to stretch your musical muscles or just noodle adinfinitum. The results can definitely be iffy, and perhaps sometimesdon’t really qualify as real music (here’s an example, make up your own mind) but this little app Read more

Podcast for Saturday, October 3, 2009 Shows

live from Copenhagen, Tom Tresser is a volunteer organizer for ‘No Games Chicago.’ Tom is a consultant, producer, educator and trainer who works with individuals, companies and communities to “leverage and amplify their creative assets in order to solve problems, create economic value and trigger civic engagement.” He is the author of the book, “America Read more