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Film Industry Gives Virginia Economic Boost

Virginia's film industry is making millions of dollars for the state while employing residents.

WAMU 88.5

Al Jazeera America And The News

Kojo sits down with the executive producer of Al Jazeera America's flagship news program, “America Tonight,” to discuss the channel's first month of broadcasting, its approach to news coverage and how the channel fits into a rapidly changing media landscape.

NPR

Westerly Weekends: 'All Things Considered' Shifts Viewpoint

The show has a new host and a new home. On Saturdays and Sundays, Arun Rath will be broadcasting from NPR West in Culver City, Calif. Veteran NPR reporters give the new host a rundown of what to expect out West, and a flavor of how All Things Considered's national coverage can have a fresh perspective.
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Interactive Video Aims To Improve Hiring For Veterans

We visit the set of a a new interactive video aiming to smooth out the hiring process for veterans transitioning to civilian life.

NPR

Why Outlets Often Get It Wrong In Breaking News Coverage

Coverage of the Navy Yard shootings has been intensive and sometimes inaccurate. David Folkenflik talks with Audie Cornish about the pressures at work in covering a breaking story.
NPR

Smartphone Boom Fuels A $1 Billion Fantasy Sports Industry

Fantasy sports revenues will reach at least $1 billion this year, and the growth is in lockstep with widening broadband access and the smartphone boom.
NPR

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett Again Top Forbes 400

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison ranks No. 3 and the Koch brothers jointly occupy the No. 4 spot on the list of the wealthiest Americans.
NPR

NPR To Offer Voluntary Buyouts In Bid To Balance Budget

According to a message sent to NPR's staff, the organization aims to reduce its number of employees by about 10 percent. There are currently 840 staffers. The board says it has a plan to balance NPR's budget in fiscal year 2015.
NPR

Twitter's Plan To Make Money? It's All In Your Stream

Twitter will soon make its stock market debut. Its recent record gives a glimpse of several ways it plans to make a profit.
NPR

Analyst Criticized For Syrian-Rebel Advocacy Connections

During the run-up to possible military action in Syria, the name of an unknown researcher was catapulted into the spotlight. Elizabeth O'Bagy was on NPR, Fox and quoted by Senator John McCain during a hearing. It turns out, O'Bagy is not exactly who she said she was, and her story reveals a lot about how Washington works during times of high drama.

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