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America’s National Road System

July 31, 2017

America’s national road system: The Federal Highway Administration looks back on a century of America’s public roadways.

More highway history here.

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C Jam Blues

July 30, 2017

“C Jam Blues,” written by Duke Ellington (possibly with Barney Bigard), performed by the Oscar Peterson Trio in Denmark, 1964.

Oscar Peterson (piano), Ray Brown (bass), Ed Thigpen (drums).

More:

“C Jam Blues (1942),” Chris Tyle, JazzStandards.com

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Synesthesia

July 9, 2017

“Synesthesia,” a 2009 short film by Terri Timley (Ian Kibbey and Corey Creasey).

syn·es·the·sia syn·aes·the·sia (sĭn’ĭs-thē’zhə) n. 1)A condition in which one type of stimulation evokes the sensation of another, as when the hearing of a sound produces the visualization of a color. 2) A sensation felt in one part of the body as a result of stimulus applied to another, as in referred pain. 3) The description of one kind of sense impression by using words that normally describe another.
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American Girl

July 4, 2017

“American Girl,” written and performed by Bonnie McKee. Ms. McKee, who has written songs for (and with) Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Kesha, Kelly Clarkson and others, has a fine grasp of contemporary American culture.

Celeb karaoke version here

Bonnie McKee official website

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Crazy

July 1, 2017

Alice Russell sings “Crazy” at the Union Chapel, London. Video directed by Steve Glashier.

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Trump’s Big Mouth Makes It Harder To Fight Terrorism

May 25, 2017

When Donald Trump blabbed highly classified intelligence information to the Russian Foreign Minister last week, he made it more difficult for the U.S. to fight foreign terrorist threats. Vox explains.

Update:

“Trump Tells Murderous Dictator Location of U.S. Nuclear Subs,” NotionsCapital

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The NSA and DNI Told Trump to Take a Hike

May 23, 2017

The NSA and DNI Told Trump to Take a Hike
In March, after FBI Director James B. Comey told the House Intelligence Committee the FBI was investigating links between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, President Trump asked Director of National Intelligence (DNIDaniel Coats and NSA Director Michael Rogers to say there was nothing to the Trump-Russia story. They declined to spread disinformation about a sister agency’s ongoing investigation, even at the president’s request. The CIA had already determined that there was Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign.

More:

“Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against FBI collusion probe after Comey revealed its existence,” Adam Entous and Ellen Nakashima, Washington Post

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The Trump Campaign Contacted Russia at Least 18 Times

May 18, 2017

The Trump Campaign Contacted Russia at Least 18 Times

“Michael Flynn and other advisers to Donald Trump’s campaign were in contact with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties in at least 18 calls and emails during the last seven months of the 2016 presidential race, current and former U.S. officials familiar with the exchanges told Reuters.

The previously undisclosed interactions form part of the record now being reviewed by FBI and congressional investigators probing Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election and contacts between Trump’s campaign and Russia.

Six of the previously undisclosed contacts described to Reuters were phone calls between Sergei Kislyak, Russia’s ambassador to the United States, and Trump advisers, including Flynn, Trump’s first national security adviser, three current and former officials said.

Conversations between Flynn and Kislyak accelerated after the Nov. 8 vote as the two discussed establishing a back channel for communication between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin that could bypass the U.S. national security bureaucracy, which both sides considered hostile to improved relations, four current U.S. officials said.”

— “Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians: sources,” Ned Parker, Jonathan Landay and Warren Strobel, Reuters

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Not Alright By Me

April 22, 2017

“Not Alright By Me” by Vintage Trouble, performing live in Portland Oregon for KINK-FM, 2012. Ty Taylor (vocals), Nalle Colt (guitar), Rick Barrio Dill(bass), and Richard Danielson (drums).

Vintage Trouble website

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Bobby Bland Tribute

April 2, 2017

A medley of songs made famous by Bobby Bland, performed  by the California Honeydrops at High Sierra 2013, recorded by Jam in the Van.

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