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LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #226

This week's program episode falls on Christmas Eve. Except for the installment of Profile America for 24 December 2012, no formal content is presented. An episode of "GI Jive" is liberated from the virtual vaults of Archive.org for presentation as well as anthems of the various armed services. This constitutes the final regular episode of 2012.

NEXT WEEK the production team is taking part in the "Joint New Year's Eve Special" that will be airing on WBCQ The Planet at 7 PM Eastern/Midnight UTC with special guests such as the team behind the Ubuntu UK Podcast. The show will be a bit of a variety of content that will include Linux, dramatic readings, music, and a little library & information science. The radio broadcast will be released on the podcast feed after it concludes airing on WBCQ. As the broadcast is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License you are encouraged to record it off-air and re-distribute it online and on physical media. The producer at Erie Looking Productions, Gloria D. Kellat, is coordinating the air talent for this show.

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LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #225

There are no related links this week as there is no miscellany. The President's weekly address dated December 15th is replayed. A brief message relative to the situation in Connecticut is presented along with readings from Psalms and Ecclesiastes. Lighter fare will air in seven days.

Download here (MP3) (Ogg Vorbis), or subscribe to the podcast (MP3) to have episodes delivered to your media player. We suggest subscribing by way of a service like gpodder.net. Stephen's Silly Summation of Christmas Wishes can be found here via Amazon, as always.

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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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Rebuilding Libraries After Hurricane Sandy

This post provides information on how librarians can donate money to help rebuild libraries impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Ms. Skinner's goal is to get as much of the library community involved as possible, and she has created a Twitter hashtag (#sandylibraries) and space in the blog comments for people to share their donations so she can track them. She is also asking for suggestions, so she can build as comprehensive a list as possible.

Librarians Without Borders hosts Prominent Guatemalan Educator and Social Activist

From November 11-29 Librarians Without Borders' hosts their Guatemalan partner, Jorge Chojolán, on a speaking tour in five North American cities: Toronto, London (Ontario), Ottawa, Montreal, and Los Angeles.

Jorge is the founder and director of the Asturias Academy, a progressive K-12 school that offers education for students from low-income and indigenous families. The speaking events will focus on education reform, leadership, libraries, literacy, and indigenous issues and culture in Guatemala.

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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LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #216

This week's episode mysteriously dispenses with Profile America so that attention can be paid to the matter of Diplomats Dancing in Dubai in December...which is to say, we talk about some ramifications of the upcoming World Conference on International Telecommunications.

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Download here (MP3) (Ogg Vorbis), or subscribe to the podcast (MP3) to have episodes delivered to your media player. We suggest subscribing by way of a service like gpodder.net. Support and subsistence items for the production team can be purchased and sent from here via Amazon, as always.

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