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You're growing up so fast, Columbus. The city is now the 14th largest in the country. New restaurants open all the time. Apartment buildings seem to pop up out of nowhere. Fashion designers and entrepreneurs grab national headlines for their work. We wanted to look at what all this means. What will Columbus look like in 20 years? Where will people live, work, shop and play? Will cars drive themselves?
 
Residual Culture is a podcast out of the Reynolds School of Journalism produced and edited by Joey Lovato and Ben Birkinbine. Joey is a student at the Reynolds School and Ben is an assistant professor of Media Studies. Together their knowledge spans a wide range of media artifacts, from movies and TV to video games and music. This podcast is them exploring, arguing, and hopefully better understanding those topics.
 
This show connects people to the work and innovation in the fields science, technology, and health that is occurring in Massachusetts communities. Host Laura Lovett, a multimedia journalist with Wicked Local, will talk with scientists, health care professionals, community advocates and business leaders about their jobs, their accomplishments and what is next. Episodes will be released on the 15th and 30th of each month. Subscribe now through iTunes, Sticher and Google Play. And connect with ...
 
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Sure, we may have done an episode on card games, but we’re narrowing our focus to collectible card games in this episode. We welcome our friend Tim Lenard into the studio, and he gives us his hot take on Netrunner. We also talk about some of the different mechanics behind collectible card games and discuss some of our favorites. And, yes, we talk a…
 
It's back-to-school time, which for many families means trips to the doctors office for vaccinations. Kindergarteners need a list of vaccines before they can enter public schools in North Carolina. Williams looked into trends around vaccinations as fears of disorders believed to be linked to vaccines has spread. Those fears aren't warranted, and no…
 
We’re back from summer vacation with another Emergent Culture episode. In this one, we’re talking about a large merger in the newspaper industry, which will combine GateHouse Media and Gannett. We talk about the implications of the merger, why it is happening, and whether this is good or bad for democracy. Our discussion is based on this article: h…
 
"Y'all are safe. That is all that matters. I don't care about the car." The good news: The thief dropped off the children near Holly Hill Mall. A passerby picked them up and took them back to their parents at Academy Sports. The SUV was later found on Trail One near Trail Eight in Burlington. Burlington police redacted this call to omit the victims…
 
Burlington police released Monday, July 1, partial audio from two 911 calls received from the scene of a triple homicide. Due to the nature of these calls, some will find it disturbing. Discretion is advised. The Times-News has attempted to edit out expletives in the recordings, but some may still be audible.…
 
Christopher Lee Neal and his former girlfriend are accused of attempted murder after a Rockingham County DSS worker was shot at in summer 2017. The bullets barely missed her. Neal defended himself in the trial, which has spanned the course of several weeks in Alamance County Superior Court due to scheduling conflicts. The jury was expected to hear …
 
For this Emergent Culture episode, we discuss recent reports that former President Bill Clinton will be starting a podcast with his daughter, Chelsea Clinton, called “Why Am I Telling You This?” The podcast is aimed at being a promotional tool for The Clinton Foundation. We discuss this story in light of the fact that each of us recently listened t…
 
In this Emergent Culture episode, we discuss the proliferation of streaming platforms, especially in light of Disney’s upcoming Disney+ streaming platform. We discuss various services and also comment on the historical push to have “a la carte” choices for television. However, we’re not quite sure the emerging pattern of multiple streaming services…
 
We’re back with another Emergent Culture episode where we discuss a news story related to the media and/or cultural production. In this episode, we talk about Facebook’s recent decision to ban extreme views on its platform, including people like Alex Jones, Infowars, and Louis Farrakhan. We talk about this specific decision, but we also talk about …
 
The Walt Disney Company has acquired most of the media properties of 21st Century Fox. We discuss the implications of this merger, as well as how this positions Disney to dominate culture. We also talk about the history of Disney a bit, including the ways it helped export American culture during the Cold War. For more on the recent acquisition, see…
 
Some students and even some teachers are chronically absent from school. Reporter Jessica Williams looks at how large that problem is and how Alamance-Burlington School System is addressing it. Sometimes the solution is as simple as letting a student's family or teacher know that their absences are noticed.…
 
We’re trying something new! We’ve turned our Emergent Culture segments into shorter episodes where we provide brief commentary on how emerging issues will affect some of the cultural products we consume. In this first episode, we discuss the ongoing race to dominate the podcasting market. Our discussion is based on the following article: “Podcastin…
 
Reporter Kate Croxton spent months learning about the process of collecting rape kits and what goes into prosecuting sexual assaults. Why are so many kits in N.C. untested? What's been done to change that? And why is so much of the responsibility of prosecution placed on victims?By GateHouse Media
 
Burlington Economic Development Director Peter Bishop sheds light on Burlington's long-range plans for downtown Burlington and attracting business to other areas from the city council's recent Goal-Setting Workshop. 3:50 - An overview of city priorities outlined at the meeting 6:20 - Economic development priorities 7:00 - What goes into site develo…
 
It was a busy weekend for law enforcement. Here's brief information about: - a road rage incident and arrest; - an undercover prostitution sting; - a couple arrested on drug and child abuse charges at a Burlington hotel; - a business owner accused of taking money but never performing construction; - and a woman crashing into the Burlington Dunkin' …
 
It was a packed agenda at Tuesday's Alamance-Burlington Board of Education work session. Jessica Williams has been writing about it all week. Here's what she's covered and what we tackle in this clip: Proposed redistricting at crowded Hillcrest Elementary to undercapacity E.M. Holt Elementary; Rising school construction costs and the bond; Changes …
 
The National Agents Alliance does big business out of Burlington, and its event centers in central Burlington get heavy use. Some neighbors say the noise is too loud and have lodged complaints with the City and police. Reporter Kate Croxton talks about the ongoing issue, what the City's options are, and what NAA's response has been so far. The comp…
 
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