07.24.2016

07.24.2016

Today’s Buzz features the DNC leaks, Ken Griffey Jr.’s Hall of Fame induction, the new Star Trek TV show. In honor of Wonder Woman’s feature film (trailer) debut the buzz is adorned with the Amazonian princesses awesomeness.

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Right Now with Ian Davidson

What I’m Doing: Celebrating my grandpa’s 80th birthday

What I’m Listening To: My baby blissfully sleeping

What I’m Watching: Trailer for Wonder Woman

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We’re Buzzin’

India’s biggest action-movie star isn’t just an actor. ‘He is god.’ Rajinikanth is 65 and balding, but his fans bathe his cutouts in milk and throw coins at him onscreen.

Leaked Democratic Party Emails Show Members Tried To Undercut Sanders: Just days before the Democratic National Committee convention gets underway, WikiLeaks releases almost 20,000 emails among DNC staff, revealing discussions of topics from Bernie Sanders to the media.

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Call for Nominations: Top Local Government Influencers

Updated 7/22 PM: And the Nominees for the Traeger List Are…

Podcast: Leveraging Data to Improve Local Government with Zach Markovits, What Works Cities

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Too Much Programming, Not Enough Protesting at Philadelphia’s Dilworth Park: The Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer raises pointed questions about the purpose of public space such as Dilworth Park, which has been absent of protests since it was remodeled

At least 80 dead, over 230 hurt in blast during protest in Kabul: The death toll of the suicide bombing, claimed by the Islamic State, was the highest for any terrorist attack in the Afghan capital after more than a decade of fighting between Taliban militants and Afghan and NATO

Ken Griffey Jr. gets that the Hall of Fame honor is forever: Ken Griffey knows, and embraces, that he’s part of baseball history, joining a select few, now and forever.

Energized white supremacists cheer Trump convention message: They don’t like to be called white supremacists. The well-dressed men who gathered in Cleveland’s Ritz-Carlton bar after Donald Trump’s speech accepting the Republican nomination for president prefer the term “Europeanists,” ”alt-right,” or even “white nationalists.” They are also die-hard Trump supporters.

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Local Gov Confidential

Kaine brings down the house in Miami Those close to Hillary Clinton insist she chose Tim Kaine as her running mate because she knows she can work with him, because he’s safe and solid, because he was the obvious choice. It doesn’t hurt that he also offers her a prime opportunity to contrast with Donald Trump — over and over and over.

‘Star Trek Discovery’ will boldly launch with a new ship, new format: So long, USS Enterprise. We don’t know a whole lot about the brand new Star Trek TV show coming to CBS in January 2017. But now we at least have a name, a ship, a format, and a basic philosophy.

Police investigate shooting death in north PhoenixPhoenix police were investigating the shooting of a man found dead by patrolling officers Saturday in north Phoenix.

The Logic of the Political PurgeThe attempted coup in Turkey on July 15, 2016, could have been a promising moment, one that encouraged President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to pursue a decidedly more democratic path. He could have used the opportunity to educate his citizens on the merits of electoral, rather than military, solutions to political conflict. After every major opposition party came out against the coup attempt, he could have seized the moment to build unity and emphasize that even amid partisan political differences, most Turks share a commitment to democratic practices.