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This week's post is not an episode but rather a service message from the eastern engineer, Gloria Kellat.1:59 minutes (2.73 MB)
This week's episode is a bit odd. The eastern engineer has taken to the microphone in place of the head writer to open and close the episode. A year in review chat with the owner of LISNews, Blake Carver, is presented.
Script to this week's installment of Profile America
First referenced post that attracted significant non-LIS attention
The controversial flowchart that has garnered significant attention
Books by Walt Crawford available via Lulu
The LISNews Summer Series 2009 book is available at The Internet Archive and Lulu
The site of Jessamyn West
The LISNews "contact us" form
What the show's head writer left Twitter for
The LISNews notice feed on Identi.ca
This week's podcast looks forward into the past with a replay of archival audio of President Franklin D. Roosevelt addressing the US Congress after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The dateline for this episode is the 78th anniversary of the event.
Also presented in the podcast was a brief discussion of the late-breaking story of Comcast's attempt to acquire a controlling interest in NBC Universal. There was originally going to be discussion of remarks by Rupert Murdoch concerning why news online should never have been free in the first place. The Comcast-NBC matter took precedence.
FDR's speech at Archive.org
This installment of Profile America
MSNBC reporting on the Comcast-NBC matter
Greg Sandoval at CNET discussing the Comcast-NBC matter
One Reuters story on the Comcast-NBC matter
Another Reuters story in the matter
Discussion at the Erie Looking Productions blog of the recent coverage of remarks by Rupert Murdoch
MSNBC relaying an AP report on Google's new attempt to restrict how users can reach news sites
Linux Outlaws, a show produced by Sixgun Productions
This week's episode recognizes that a holiday weekend just passed in the United States so a miscellany of notable news items is presented.
That infernal ink cartridge
Profile America: First Coast to Coast Air Service
A referenced microblog
Jorge Castro on "b side"
Press release on hope and happiness
Post at the Room of Infinite Diligence on New Zealand's National Digital Forum
Harry Fuller on the Climate Research Unit case
Collected opposition statements on the Climate Research Unit case
New York Times on the Climate Research Unit case
Instapundit on the Climate Research Unit case
The Electronic Frontier Foundation on protecting your e-mail
The Register on surveillance by Virgin Media in the UK
The Toronto Star on the waffles case
WorldCat.org record for the Anti-Defamation League item referenced
Creative Commons license summary for this episode
Although it may seem silly, it is perhaps worth it to note that there is a small bit of fudge in episode numbering of LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast. By any stretch we are already past one hundred released episodes. The main reason that the numbering does not reflect that is that specials normally are not included in the numbered sequence and are either given date-related titles or simply bear descriptive titles. The one time a special podcast release received episode numbers was when coverage of BlogWorldExpo 2008 was released as three separate episodes in a single week.
With luck we will hit the ninety seventh episode of LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast soon with the hundredth episode coming in December.
It has been a long run. The podcast has outlasted everybody's nervous initial expectations. How long it may run into the future is a story not yet written, though. -- Read More
This week's podcast brings an essay on another aspect of the digital divide. The issue is not one that is neat, clean, or lacking in facets for consideration.
Broadband in America report discussing, among other things, Average Revenue Per Customer at American broadband providers
This Week in Tech
The Creative Commons License that TWiT.TV, LLC podcasts are released under
The Creative Commons License that the Linux Outlaws utilize
The blog of Erie Looking Productions
The presence of LISNews over on microblogging platform Identi.ca
LISFeeds podcast post aggregator
This week's episode contains an essay talking about the seemingly innocuous matter of Selectable Output Control and how it fits into a bigger puzzle relative to the Digital Divide.
Ars Technica on Selectable Output Control
Electronic Frontier Foundation on the Broadcast Flag
Corporate overview of Comcast
DIALOG Blue Sheet on World News Connection
Rathole Radio, an example of what we could do for a "music episode" in honor of autumn finals weeks at LIS programs in North America
After an upgrade being applied to Drupal's audio module, this is just a test to ensure that nothing became broken along the way.0:09 minutes (41.17 KB)
Some weeks are slow for news. We would be remiss, though, if we did not note that LISNews crossed the 10th anniversary threshold last week. A zeitgeist review and a miscellany of stories are presented this week.
Mudville Gazette on Corporal Hodge
The Register: "Elgato DTT Deluxe world's smallest USB TV tuner"
Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance
Mental Health America
Report on Saturday's health care vote
Referenced picture of a donation box
Preparatory to 1 December 2009 when new scrutiny will be paid by the Federal Trade Commission to new media outlets, it is necessary and proper to discuss where the promotional ads and other such material airing presently on LISTen originate. This relates to anti-payola measures that the federal government is taking. As the program is produced within the territory of the United States of America, Federal Trade Commission jurisdiction is certain.
As a matter of habit the first promotional item aired each week is a segment from Profile America. Profile America is an audio segment produced by the United States Department of Commerce through its Census Bureau. Profile America highlights facts from American history and is distributed without cost or payment to radio stations across the United States. Not only does Erie Looking Productions receive no compensation for airing Profile America as part of LISTen, the LISNews Netcast Network and LISHost additionally receive no compensation. Pieces from Profile America are aired as they highlight matters of national pride and national history from the United States of America where the primary air staff holds citizenship.
From time to time, a promotional piece from the Linux Outlaws is also aired. As with Profile America, nobody within any of the applicable chains of command receives compensation for airing that piece. The promotional piece by Dan Lynch and Fabian Scherschel, citizens of European Union member states, is aired by choice of the air staff to highlight a new media production that they think does good work that the audience of LISTen might also be interested in.
Other promotional materials from agencies and instrumentalities of the United States Government are also aired from time to time without compensation or cost. Such pieces are chosen typically based upon either current events or to highlight bad examples of public relations that should not be emulated by librarians. Many of these are presented as continuing examples so that librarians can have models from which to build their own public service announcements.
Questions or comments in regards to this can be directed to the Head of Business & Finance at Erie Looking Productions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preparatory Compliance Statement -- 7 November 2009 by Stephen Michael Kellat is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.
Based on a work at erielookingproductions.info.