pbsdigitalstudios:

This video is LITERALLY awesome…

Literally! 

nprontheroad:

President Obama stopped at Arthur Bryant’s Barbecue in Kansas City. He came to have dinner with four local people who sent him letters telling him about their troubles and triumphs.

These sorts of stops have become quite common for the president in recent weeks.

But before chatting with the letter writers he greeted an entire fast pitch softball team. Later I spotted some of the sixteen year olds, and even one of the moms trying to take selfies with the president in the background.

A woman in town from Los Angeles gushed as she met him saying he was “so handsome” and suggesting the First Lady was lucky.

Unfortunately, when it was time for him to start talking to the folks who had written him letters, the press pool was ushered out. Perhaps they will have a better conversation without all of us there snapping and recording away.

In case you are wondering the president ordered a half slab of ribs, fries and bakes beans. He wanted coleslaw but they were out. “You didn’t save any for me,” Obama asked. “C’mon man. I thought you were going to hook me up.” He also ordered a bottle of water and a Bud Light. Budweiser is of course brewed in St. Louis, MO.

” … animals are being put down daily for a number of different reasons: old age, failing health, sometimes biting or aggressive behavior. Why can’t we build an organ donation network around that?” — Lisa Stehno-Bittel of Likarda, a bioscience firm

Euthanized Pets Give One Last Gift Through Pet Organ Donation Network 

pbstv:

Watch, share and then vote for this week’s featured films from the PBS Online Film Festival:

Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN)’s Westland: Explore the life and art of reclusive Winslow, Arkansas, artist Tim West.

Alaska Public Media’s I Am The Aurora Hunter: Alaskan Todd Salat is one of the best aurora borealis photographers in the world. 

Pacific Islanders in Communications’s Islands: Vaine escapes her brutish “protector” and shares a daily, wordless love play with Tamatoa.

independentlenspbs's Border Bedazzlers: Hoping to heal the divide between Mexico and the United States an inspired group of artists turn the border wall into a giant canvas. 

povdocs's The Jazz Ticket: Vince Womack has built a high school jazz powerhouse in one of L.A.’s toughest districts. 

pbsparents:

Learn the easy, 3-step popsicle recipe for an amazing [and healthy!] summertime snack!

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Missouri becomes third state to enact ‘Right To Try’ drug therapy law

npr:

"From McDonald’s To Organic Valley, You’re Probably Eating Wood Pulp" via Allison Aubrey
Do not be alarmed, but you may be eating wood pulp. Or at least an additive that started out as wood.
Image: NPR

npr:

"From McDonald’s To Organic Valley, You’re Probably Eating Wood Pulp" via Allison Aubrey

Do not be alarmed, but you may be eating wood pulp. Or at least an additive that started out as wood.

Image: NPR

KU Med Center Tests Promising Alzheimer’s Drug As Part Of International Trial

pbsnature:

An ingenious sea otter mom uses a boat’s swim step as a play pen for her pup while she goes hunting. ( You can catch ‘Saving Otter 501’ on PBS Wednesday night or online at www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/ )

pbsnature:

An ingenious sea otter mom uses a boat’s swim step as a play pen for her pup while she goes hunting. ( You can catch ‘Saving Otter 501’ on PBS Wednesday night or online at www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/ )

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Meet local Kansas City business owner, Jim Cavanaugh, of Clint’s Comics.

Read more about Cavanaugh as well as how people are embracing the digital versions as well as preserving the print issues.