Archive for September, 2011

Alameda Community Radio

September 27, 2011

From the Alameda Sun:

Alameda residents seeking information on local issues can benefit from listening to the new online radio program, Alameda Community Radio’s (ACR) News & Views; its fourth show is in production this week.

The first show featured City Auditor Kevin Kearney and City Treasurer Kevin Kennedy discussing the city’s finances. (“The Two Kevins’ Air Concerns on Public Radio,” Sept. 15) The second show remembered 9/11 with residents Barry Schutz and Karen Lee sharing how events that day changed their lives: they left Washington D.C., married, and moved to Alameda.


Small town gossip goes online

September 26, 2011

From the NYT:

In the small towns nestled throughout the Ozarks, people like to say that everybody knows everybody’s business — and if they do not, they feel free to offer an educated guess. But of late, more people in this hardscrabble town of 5,000 have shifted from sharing the latest news and rumors over eggs and coffee to the Mountain Grove Forum on a social media Web site called Topix, where they write and read startlingly negative posts, all cloaked in anonymity, about one another.


“Has anyone noticed she is shaped like a penguin. She looks like that penguin character on batman. Id hate to wake up next to that every morning. Fat slobbery cow. I feel sorry for fred.”

This is perhaps the mildest of comments … yikes!