Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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Lest we forget

The 17th anniversary is today.

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Going off the grid

A village in Indiana wants to power itself completely with renewable fuels. An excerpt from the NYT story: REYNOLDS, Ind. — This corn and soybean and hog farming town, which pops up out of nowhere at a crossroads and disappears as fast, has only 533 residents left. As in many withering rural communities, worries here […]

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Will racism spoil the World Cup?

The soccer world has seen a surge in discriminatory behaviour towards black players, says this NYT story. An excerpt: As he left the soccer field after a club match in the eastern German city of Halle on March 25, the Nigerian forward Adebowale Ogungbure was spit upon, jeered with racial remarks and mocked with monkey […]

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A chivalrous bus driver

I was starving after work tonight and jumped off the subway at Yonge St. to grab a hot dog, thinking I'll take the Blue Light Special bus down Bloor the rest of the way west. Everything was going to plan. However, while approaching Spadina, some street guy, who bore a strong resemblance to the Reverend […]

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Where in India would you go to listen to the blues?

Write the name Shillong down somewhere as the answer to the above question. An excerpt from the BBC story: Tipriti says she is inspired by Mississippi blues It is Friday night in the north-eastern Indian hill town of Shillong, and Tipriti and her band Soulmate are belting out gut-wrenching blues in a cavernous pub called […]

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Homegrown militants

If you wish, check out a feature I wrote for CTV.ca on why we shouldn't be surprised about a possible domestic terror threat to Canada.

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