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The role of broadcasting as a facilitator of education, freedom of expression and public debate will be celebrated as World Radio Day is observed for the first time on Monday by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

“In a world changing quickly, we must make the most of radio’s ability to connect people and societies, to share knowledge and information and to strengthen understanding,” said UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova in her message marking the Day.

Merry Christmas


According to Journal of Happiness Studies, An Interdisciplinary Forum on Subjective Well-Being; Despite the importance of Christmas within many cultures, research has not examined the types of experiences and activities that are associated with holiday well-being.

They asked 117 individuals, ranging in age from 18 to 80,to answer questions about their satisfaction, stress, and emotional state during the Christmas season, as well as questions about their experiences, use of money, and consumption behaviors.



This Week in History, Apr 6 - Apr 12

Apr 06, 1896
First modern Olympic Games. On April 6, 1896, the Olympic Games, a long-lost tradition of ancient Greece, are reborn in Athens 1,500 years after being banned by Roman Emperor Theodosius I. At the opening of the Athens Games, King Georgios I of Greece and a crowd of 60,000 spectators welcomed athletes from 13 nations to the international competition. The first recorded Olympic Games were held at Olympia in the Greek city-state of Elis in 776 B.C., but it is generally accepted that the Olympics were at least 500 years old at that time. The ancient Olympics, held every four years, occurred during a religious festival honoring the Greek god Zeus. In the eighth century B.C., contestants came from a dozen or more Greek cities, and by the fifth century B.C. from as many as 100 cities from throughout the Greek empire. Initially, Olympic competition was limited to foot races, but later a number of other events were added, including wrestling, boxing, horse and chariot racing, and military competitions. The pentathlon, introduced in 708 B.C., consisted of a foot race, the long jump, discus and javelin throws, and wrestling. With the rise of Rome, the Olympics declined, and in 393 A.D. the Roman Emperor Theodosius I, a Christian, abolished the Games as part of his efforts to suppress paganism in the Roman Empire.

2016 Peace Prize


There were a few notable surprises in these announcements this year. Alfred Bernhard Nobel was born on 21 October 1833 – and died 10 December 1896. He was a Swedish chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman, and philanthropist.

Nobel was best nown for inventing dynamite, Nobel also owned Bofors, which he had redirected from its previous role as primarily an iron and steel producer to a major manufacturer of cannon and other armaments. Nobel held 355 different patents, dynamite being the most famous.

Community Leaders Welcome Bx24


Country Club Bus extended to Commercial and Transit Hub.

NYC Council Member James Vacca, and other community leaders celebrate the new Bx24 bus service extension to Westchester Square.

Vacca and others advocated for the new Westchester Square stop at East Tremont and Westchester avenues after the Bx14 bus, which used to connect Country Club with Westchester Square, was eliminated in June 2010. The MTA announced that the Bx24 would be extended to Westchester Square in January and the new route officially began on Sunday, April 8th.



The chances of being involved in a fatal car accident largely depends on two things. One, the way you drive: If you drive like a maniac, you're bound to die. Two, believe it or not, its where you live.

A new survey finds our nation's capitol has lowest fatality rate, but unfortunately the northern Plains states and the South have the highest.

Jan and Bruce Become Grandparents


La hermosa y unica hija de Jan Page y Bruce Bernstein, Marissa dio a luz a niña muy sana llamada Zenda Gimeno. El afortunado abuelo había pasado la noche sin dormir ante la angustia de tener a su niñita en el hospital de parto, pero ya por fin se ha relajado. Acabo de hablar con el abuelito para felicitarlo. Yo me acuerdo que Bruce estaba en el hospital con su camara cuando Maissa nacio... Kudos abuela y abuelo Jan y Bruce Bernstein.

RIP Glen Campbell


Glen Travis Campbell was an American rock and country music singer, musician, singer, songwriter, television host and superstar. He was 81 years old and died from Alzheimer's.

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PRC Censorship increases


China has ordered television content providers to remove scenes with adultery, nudity, or too much physical content.

The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television claims to be eliminating murders, suicides, kidnappings, drug abuse, extramarital affairs, prostitution, rape, gambling, or anything referring to nudity, or sex.

US and South Korean TV productions are extremely popular in China, as well as multiple video streaming services. This government action has citizens worried there will be little content left to watch.



Some call it Fall and others refer to it as Autumn, but any name you may wish to label this time of the year, it is delightful in so many ways.

This celestial season marks mother nature's transition from summer into winter, in September (Northern Hemisphere) or March (Southern Hemisphere) when the arrival of night becomes noticeably earlier.

Since summer is gone once again, it is the season when skies turn grey, some allow beautiful friendships to bloom and others turn inward, both physically and mentally.



The definition of censorship is the control of information and ideas circulated within a society. In the 20th Century, censorship was achieved through the examination of books, plays, films, television and radio programs, news reports, and other forms of communication for the purpose of altering or suppressing ideas found to be objectionable or offensive. The rationales for censorship have varied, with some censors targeting material considered indecent or obscene; heretical or blasphemous; or seditious or treasonous. Thus, ideas have been suppressed under the guise of protecting basic social institutions: Family, Church, and State.

To understand censorship, and the impulse to censor, it is necessary to strip away the shock epithet value that is attached to the word at first utterance. One must recognize that censorship and the ideology supporting it go back to ancient times, and that every society has had customs, taboos, or laws by which speech, dress, religious observance, and sexual expression were regulated.

In Athens, where democracy first emerged, censorship was known as a means of enforcing the orthodoxy. Indeed, Plato was the first recorded thinker to formulate a rationale for intellectual, religious, and artistic censorship. In his ideal state outlined in The Republic, official censors would prohibit mothers and nurses from relating tales deemed bad or evil. Plato also proposed that unorthodox notions about God or the hereafter be treated as crimes and that formal procedures be established to suppress heresy. Freedom of speech in Ancient Rome was reserved for those in positions of authority...etc.