Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Resources for April 9, 2014

Lexington independent candidate for Mayor, Danny Mayer, comments on the Lexington Herald-Leader's "Lexington Mayor Jim Gray's 2015 budget proposal asks for $40 million in debt for Rupp renovation: "Jim Gray's budget was released yesterday. He proposes $40 million in bonds for Rupp Arena, which he called 'the single best opportunity we have to create jobs.'
That seems to really sell this county short. We should demand our leaders demonstrate more creativity and imagination. Rupp is many things, but it is not a job engine for a 21st century economy."

Mayer for Mayor: "Danny Mayer's Eight Point Platform ["My platform for Mayor embraces and values "the whole horse" of Fayette Urban County: our many diverse suburban, city, and rural areas and people."]

Brain Pickings: "Tom Gauld’s Brilliant Literary Cartoons Blur the Artificial Line Between “High” and “Pop” Culture"

Dialogic Cinephilia: Resources for April 8, 2014

Estep, Bill. "Eastern Kentucky ranks last in national survey of well-being." Lexington Herald-Leader (April 5, 2014)

Bass, Gary J. "The Blood Telegram." Lapham's Quarterly Podcast #52 (December 4, 2013) ["How did Pakistan's free elections in 1970 lead to a genocidal military crackdown against East Pakistan in 1971? And how did that result in the creation of an independent Bangladesh? And why was the United States involved? Professor Gary J. Bass explains the terrible events, which he chronicled in his book The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide."]

Zirin, Dave. "The UConn Huskies Win ‘NCAA Hunger Games Bingo’." The Nation (April 8, 2014)

Walker, Frank X. "The Unghosting of Medgar Evers." WUKY (August 31, 2013)

Sethness, Javier. "Noam Chomsky: Ecology, Ethics, Anarchism." Truthout (April 3, 2014)

Hamparian, Aran and Max Bumenthal. "The ARNCA Urges US President and Congress To Stop Attacks on Kessab; Max Blumenthal At “Against Israeli Apartheid” in New York City." Law and Disorder Radio (April 7, 2014)

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