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All About the dailygraphics Rig from NPR - Features - Source: An OpenNews project

All About the dailygraphics Rig from NPR

Last week, NPR’s Visuals team released their dailygraphics rig, which offers workflow for small-scale visualizations, interactives, and graphics, along with “automated machinery for creating, deploying and embedding these mini-projects.” Their introductory blog post breaks down how to set up and use the rig, and the code is open source and ready to use. Alyson Hurt joined last week’s OpenNews community call to talk a little about the project, ...

url: https://source.opennews.org/en-US/articles/all-about-dailygraphics/

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Creating And Deploying Small-Scale Projects | NPR Visuals

NPR logo

In addition to big, long-term projects, the NPR Visuals team also produces short-turnaround charts and tables for daily stories. Our dailygraphics rig, newly open-sourced, offers a workflow and some automated machinery for creating, deploying and embedding these mini-projects, including:

url: http://blog.apps.npr.org/2014/05/27/dailygraphics.html

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Good scientist debunk, great scientists debunk themselves

Francis Bacon

Last week i reshared by Carl Sagan, telling us how, unlike politics and religion, scientists can change their mind. Like the universe took a cue...

... this morning i hear on Morning Edition and interview with Shankar Vedantam about how little journals support verifying science. But i was really impressed when i read A Researchers Who Provided Key Evidence For Gluten Sensitivity Have Now Thoroughly Shown That It Doesn't Exist.

The person in this image is Francis Bacon, often cited for inventing the scientific method.


WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 is the leading public radio station for NPR news and information in the greater Washington D.C. area. It is member-supported, professionally-staffed, and licensed to American University. Since 1961, WAMU 88.5 has provided programming to a growing audience that now totals more than 620,000 listeners in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.

url: http://wamu.org/

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Digital Audio Broadcasting

The member newsletter from WAMU brings to my attention that the FCC has authorized digital audio broadcasting (DAB).

It's about time. I've been wondering about this for a while.

Also they ignore the broadcast flag issue.

In other news the Copyright Royalty Board has set rates for Internet simulcasts which will affect non-commercial radio such as SomaFM.

Thankfully NPR is fighting back.


This morning NPR aired a story about the U.S. Transplant Games. It featured the thoughts and feelings of gold medal high jumper Becky Ridgeway about her heart transplant and participation in the games.

NPR has the story archived on their website here.