Aug 27, 2010

Innovators-in-Residence to work at PRI headquarters

Public Radio International (PRI) this week (Aug. 23) announced its new "Innovator-in-Residence" program, inviting technology and social media start-ups with a public service mission to share PRI's headquarters for three months or longer. The PRI Innovation Fellows will receive advice and business counsel from PRI executives, introductions to media and business leaders, and access to PRI facilities and expertise. In return, fellows will provide PRI with access to their ideas, software and content. The first Innovator-in-Residence is Instant Automatic, based in San Francisco and Minneapolis. It creates and develops new communication and content technologies for real-time interaction through the mobile web.

Nothing like a punny pubcasting headline

Sure, this article is full of interesting stuff on the new Nigerian Sesame Street. But we have to admit that we posted it for the headline.

Wit, wisdom and more than $1 million

Red Green (aka actor Steve Smith) continues to barnstorm across America, and has helped raise $560,000 for PBS stations so far, he tells the Lethbridge Herald in Alberta, Canada, where he played in a celebrity golf tourney this week (Aug. 26). Smith said by the time his Wit and Wisdom Tour is over later this fall, "we'll be well over a million, probably $1.5 million or more." Fans have been driving for miles and standing in line for hours to meet the duct tape-loving handyman.