The finalists were announced on Tuesday. They include Rock the Vote (which should lose because they didn't bring the big Guitar Hero game to the RNC), this neat climate design wizard (if you live in Australia), the BBC's Spanish for beginners project, the Mafia Wars app on Facebook, and the Web site for the Asbury Park Boardwalk. You could easily waste all day browsing the nominees.
Bonus: I know I write too much about aviation, but the audio tape of the conversation with the man who had to land a plane after the pilot died is pretty compelling stuff.
WHAT WE'RE DOING
Midmorning - In the first hour, the state of black America. At 10, reflections on life in Iran.
Midday - A discussion of Somalis in Minnesota in the first hour. At noon, Pulitzer-Prize -winning playwright Tony Kushner
Talk of the Nation - "Political Junkie" Ken Rudin discusses New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's "reconversion" to the Republican Party. Second hour: Author Nelson George.
All Things Considered - Laura Yuen and Sasha Aslanian talk to three young women questioned by the FBI about their friendship with some of the missing Somali men in Minneapolis. Pam Fessler at NPR begins a series, Immigrants' Children, and finds they often don't get the help they need. Related: Check out Elizabeth Baier's excellent story on the children of deported parents.
Re; the young woman who is chosing a different career because she was told that "there's no money in the arts".
I can empathize because I was told the same thing in the late 70's when I was graduating. I was also told by my parents that you have to be "really good" in order to make it in the "art world".
This pretty much put a stop to ANY college for me(let alone the money wasn't really there) but the point remains that parents, mentors or any other important person in a young persons life should NEVER deter them from pursuing what they enjoy doing.
Let them find out on their own. Let them go to college for whatever they feel is what they want to do, trust them to make the right decisions for themselves and keep the discussions open.
I now have a child who is a junior and is thinking about colleges.
She is very talented in art and has intrests in other careers also but I WILL NOT do to her what my parents and school staff did to me.
I am encouraging her to do the things tht she loves, otherwise what kind of career are you going to wind up with if you listen to everyone else and don't follow your own loves and intrests. (You can always change you major if you feel it's not right for you)
Just my thoughts, Thanks
Except for a few, well connected and heavily subsidized artists, there is no money in art.
But the same can be said of baseball, acting and Feng Siu consulting.
If someone wants to do these things, why not?
But why should they expect to make a living with an avocation?
Why not follow both a vocation and an avocation then discover which brings the most satisfaction?