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LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #224

This week's program has a somewhat cheerful essay talking about cultural balkanization as seen through the lens of mid-season television show cancellations. Notice was also given that there will likely be a special dropped into the feed without warning during the week as proceedings continue at the World Conference on International Telecommunications.

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LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #223

This week's program has not one but two features from the United States Department of Agriculture that may prove useful to reference librarians and selectors. In the essay we talk about the World Conference on International Telecommunications 2012 and how it may bode ill for the Internet not to mention that NPR reports about such as well.

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Disruption Notice for the Week of November 25, 2012

Due to illness, injury, and increasing incidence of power disruptions since the late hours of November 21st there shall be no episode of LISTen: An LlSNews.org Program released during the week of November 25, 2012. It is not expected that any special episodes will be released during the week. The next anticipated release date, barring further unique and/or interesting complications, is December 3, 2012.

In the intervening time, we recommed that you enjoy Episode 116 of The Incomparable hosted by Jason Snell as the panel talks about reading, libraries, and non-librarian experiences with library ebook lending.

LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #222

This week's episode starts off with a brief economic discussion and then heads into a news miscellany. Believe it or not, LISTen has now been around for five years as of this week.

To cheat and spoil the last lines of this episode:

This episode came to you from the south shores of Lake Erie. This program first originated from metro Las Vegas. Where might it come from at this time next year?

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LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #221

This week's program has a bit of an essay on economic concerns that talks about shooting for "doing less, better" instead of "doing more with less" while also presenting a news miscellany. Reference is also made to a disturbing attack on members of the news media in Oakland, California.

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LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #220

LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #219

Strangely enough, we've got a special episode of LISTen to talk about knowledge ecology infrastructure damage caused by that storm named Sandy. The next regular episode is set for release on or near 12:01 AM Eastern on November 5th.

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LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #218

This week's episode brings discussion of preparing to respond appropriately to Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath as well as a news miscellany.

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Of Cesspools and Logistics

So, we've got our own in-house cesspool

I recognize that The Annoyed Librarian made light of the grocery purchase link that takes you to Amazon. You have to remember that Ashtabula is in an odd location. Our local groceries that survive have selections that are decreasing in breadth. 2011 and 2012 have been years where the big news has been the departure of stores and sellers rather than grand openings. According to Mapquest, it remains an almost 45 mile trip one-way just to get to the closest outlet of Barnes and Noble. To get to a decent grocery store in terms of selection (i.e. they have more than just one generic bland flavor of decaf), it is a 25 mile trip one-way. The next closest array of groceries and other shopping locations that offer shopping selection variety are 40 miles away one-way.

Considering the price of gasoline, we're more than happy to offload the logistics cost to Amazon instead. We've done a couple test runs purchasing decaf tea from Amazon's grocery section to good effect. Groceries can't be returned to Amazon and we would have a hard time reselling such. Instead of financial support possibly being put to interesting uses, food purchased from the link in show posts has one destination: appetites of Air Staff members.

Instead of getting any production or writing done this morning, Roto Rooter is visiting this morning. This is not a free visit as we have an in-house cesspool that we did not previously know about. We also had a mixer board die during the middle of production Sunday night. The food purchases picked at the wishlist link are bulk buys that would definitely be eaten that would let us reallocate dollars from grocery purchasing to replacing and fixing hardware.

Sometimes we forget to mention what the rationale behind actions are. While I hunt down the check book to pay the gentleman from Roto Rooter, that's something you can think about...


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