Actress Ginnifer Goodwin accepts difficult ancestry with mercy

When the TLC program “Who Do You Think You Are?” approached actress Ginnifer Goodwin about tracing her ancestry, she said yes with enthusiasm. As the mom of a 1-year-old, “it was super important for me to give him his story,” she said on the July 26 episode. Goodwin knew that …

Sensitive info scrubbed from latest Clinton email release

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent and received emails through her private server containing sensitive U.S. and foreign government information on a range of issues — from an American detained in Myanmar and Iran’s nuclear program to the Afghanistan war — that State Department reviewers have classified. The …

Lazy legislators act on hype, ignore science on e-cigarettes

In banning e-cigarette use in public, legislators have given into the demands of melodramatic scaremongers and ignored the mounting evidence showing that e-cigarettes are a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes. In the shadow of last month’s budget battles, Democrat House Majority Leader Jeff McCabe slipped a bill through the Legislature …

Picasso, Pie, and Gropius: Mid-Century Art & Design and the Blue Hill Pavilion

Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Blue Hill Public Library, 5 Parker Point Rd, Blue Hill, Maine For more information: 207-374-5515; bhpl.net Local antiques dealer, blogger and Blue Hill history expert Brad Emerson will give a talk, Picasso, Pie, and Gropius: Mid-Century Art & Design and …

Joshua Chamberlain

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Camden Public Library, 55 Main St., Camden, ME For more information: 207-236-3440; librarycamden.org/event/joshua-chamberlain-august-11/ Presentation by Dr. Thomas Desjardin on Joshua Chamberlain, Maine’s favorite son, hero, governor, and arguably the most well-known figure in Maine history. Historian Desjardin has written several …

Children’s Author Event: Wendy Mass

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Blue Hill Public Library, 5 Parker Point Rd, Blue Hill, Maine For more information: 207-374-5515; bhpl.net Children’s author Wendy Mass will discuss her books and her life as a writer at the Blue Hill Public Library on Tuesday, August 11th …

50-Year-Old Painting Donated by Artist

Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Location: Blue Hill Public Library, 5 Parker Point Rd, Blue Hill, maine For more information: 207-374-5515; bhpl.net Don Mallow, renowned Blue Hill artist and architect, recently presented the library with a framed watercolor, The Old Cemetery on Union Street, that he …

Microsoft Taps PBS To Advance Its National Talent Strategy With ‘Code Trip’

theodp writes: You don’t have to be Mitt Romney to question PBS’s announcement that it will air the Microsoft-funded ‘reality’ show Code Trip, in which Roadtrip Nation and Microsoft YouthSpark will send students across the U.S. for a “transformative journey into computer science.” Of the partnership, Roadtrip Nation co-founder Mike Marriner said, “Roadtrip Nation is proud to partner with Microsoft’s YouthSpark initiative not only to inform others of the many career routes one can take with a computer science background, but also to engage in the much-needed conversation of diversifying the tech field with more pluralistic perspectives.” YouthSpark is part of Microsoft’s National Talent Strategy (pdf), which the company describes as “a two-pronged approach that will couple long-term improvements in STEM education in the United States with targeted, short-term, high-skilled immigration reforms.” The Official Microsoft Blog reports that filming of Code Trip began this week, with the three students traveling around the country to speak with leaders including Hadi Partovi, the co-founder of Code.org and ‘major supporter’ of FWD.us, who coincidentally once reported to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, and is the next door neighbor of Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith and a jogging partner of Steve Ballmer.

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Gillmor Gang LIVE 08.01.15

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Salmonella outbreak in Washington state sickens 90

SEATTLE — An outbreak of salmonella illness in Washington state that may be tied to pork products has sickened at least 90 people in nine counties, the state’s health department said Friday. The number of reported cases grew to 90 from 56 in about a week, prompting local officials working …