For better and for worse, Twitter has changed the way most of us communicate with each other.
A new interactive map focuses on the “for worse” part.
It was created by students at Humboldt State University in California. And it tracks the places in the United States where the most racist, homophobic and bigoted tweets originate. It’s called the “hate map” and is part of a larger project called the “Geography of Hate.” To put the map together, the students incorporated 150,000 tweets, and focused on 10 hateful words.
Assistant Professor Monica Stephens leads the research on this project, and we reached her in Arcata, Calif.
Update on the As It Happens moose + marijuana clip!
We received several calls and emails about Moose encounters, but one of our listeners, in particular, found he could really relate to this story. He left a message on our Talkback line about his problem of meddling moose in his old pot garden.
We played an excerpt from his call last night. Those who heard it, wanted to hear more.
Listen to the full voicemail message from the man now known as “The Moose Whisperer.”
this guy on “As It Happens” (Canadian public radio show) talking about a bull moose attacking him while he’s tending his marijuana field is most canadian thing ever
Listen here (part one, starts 24:40):
woah, listening to michael enright (love) and cbc’s the sunday edition, and a girl is talking about how hard it is to find work, paid work (in anything, let along something that she’s passionate about) after graduating from at least her first degree and i feel like im listening to myself. it’s a bit scary. i love the cbc and i had left the kitchen a few minutes ago but my dad called me back to hear this. and she just said that she wants to act and now spends so much time searching online job boards to see if there is anything that she can apply to, looking at the criteria and seeing whether or not more schooling would help (credentials) but usually it’s experience that they want. and how do we get that if we can’t be accepted into any job because of our lack of experience…
Listen to The Double Grind to hear these stories of university grads serving behind the coffee counter.
Of course cats and dogs would listen to the radio!
Animals Acting Human, 1923-1956
Ever since photography began, the genre of animals acting human as been a popular novelty. There is something about animals mimicking human behavior that is just too cute. Whether its “Carrots” the rabbit firing table tennis balls from a toy cannon, a lamb and a cat playing checkers or a cat hanging mice like laundry, its hard not to smile.
As it turns out, it wasn’t just the Internet that inspired people to take crazy photos of animals.
“Calgary artist John Will’s greatest work of art may be John Will himself. He is a trouble-maker, scamp, and rapscallion. Jim Brown takes us on a guided tour of Will’s latest: the first-ever visual art show created for radio…. through the life of a bohemian extraordinaire.
Almost every culture has a trickster character. In many North American First Nations, it’s the Coyote, or the Raven. For the ancient Norsemen, it was Loki. The French have Renard the Fox. African-Americans, Bre’er Rabbit. And the English have Robin Goodfellow, better known as Puck.
Canadian art has John Will.
Will is a Calgary artist, noted for his inventive print-making, his painting, and for being John Will.
He’s been called a scamp, a rapscallion, even Canada’s best-known unknown artist, and a man whose real work of art is perhaps his own life. Or maybe not. Whatever he turns his mind to, John Will does it with creativity and imagination, and a certain willful slipperiness about the boundaries between life and art.”
This is Einstein. He was having trouble swimming, so his owner built him this special life preserver. Hear the whole story on CBC As It Happens.
Photo: Leighton Naylor
As a film critic, Roger Ebert was all thumbs — and very dexterous. So much so that he became the first film critic to win the Pulitzer Prize.
Roger Ebert—pioneer of movie criticism—died yesterday. He was 70 years old. He was best-known for the TV programs Sneak Peek Previews and Siskel and Ebert At The Movies, in which he and sparring partner Gene Siskel would give movies a boost with a thumbs-up, or the kiss of death: the dreaded thumbs-down.
Last night, filmmaker Norman Jewison remembered Roger Ebert on As It Happens. Listen now.