After the December, 2013 ground breaking press conference, Matterhorn PR was again engaged to take care of all media and public relations activities for both the casino’s ribbon cutting ceremony (April 1, 2015) and the opening day for the horse racing track (April 25, 2015). Below are some of the photos and videos of those events.

George Washington University to Host Discussion on “The History and Politics of the Armenian Genocide After 100 Years”

The George Washington University (GWU) Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (IERES) will host a discussion entitled, “The History and Politics of the Armenian Genocide After 100 Years” on Monday, September 21, 2015 at 6:00 PM. Held at the Jack Morton Auditorium, the discussion will feature welcome remarks from GWU-IRES Director Peter Rollberg and Shant Mardirossian, Board Chairman of the Near East Foundation.

The panelists include Ron Grigor Suny, Professor of Political Science and History, The University of Chicago, and Hope Harrison, Associate Dean for Research and Associate Professor of History and International Affairs, The George Washington University. Cory Welt, Associate Research Professor of International Affairs and IERES Associate Director, The George Washington University, will moderate the discussion.

“The History and Politics of the Armenian Genocide After 100 Years” will be held at The George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs, Jack Morton Auditorium, 805 21st St., NW, Washington, DC on Monday, September 21, 2015 at 6:00 PM. A reception will follow at 7:30 PM.

Guests are encouraged to RSVP before Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at

For questions, please call 1-877-786-0947 or email

Jill and Jessa love the fame and the fortune. Their interview was very well calculated to get sympathy and try to change public focus onto media releasing records and away from josh and his molestation. They would never have been able to live in such nice houses or have the free and easy lifestyle that TLC gave them and they want it to continue.

On Friday, we’ll be airing a very special episode of Sesame Street.

A hurricane has swept through Sesame Street and everyone is working together to clean up the neighborhood. When Big Bird checks on his home, he is heartbroken to find that the storm has destroyed his nest. Big Bird’s friends and neighbors gather to show their support and let him know they can fix his home, but it will take time. 

While everyone on Sesame Street spends the next few days cleaning up and making repairs, Big Bird still has moments where he is sad, angry, and confused. His friends help him cope with his emotions by talking about what happened, drawing pictures together, and giving him lots of hugs. They also comfort Big Bird by offering him temporary places he can eat, sleep, and play. Big Bird remembers all the good times he had at his nest and realizes that once it is rebuilt, there are more good times and memories to come. Finally the day has come where most of the repairs to Big Bird’s home are done and his nest is complete. As he is about to try it out, though, the city nest inspector says it not safe, yet, because the mud isn’t dry. Big Bird is sad that he has to wait another day, but Snuffy comes to the rescue and blows the nest dry and he passes the test! Big Bird thanks everyone for being his friend and helping to rebuild his nest and his home.

Please check your local listings to see what time the episode will air on PBS. (via

As we all know and are excited for, November is Native American Heritage Month! How do you plan on celebrating?

To embrace this time of year check your local PBS listings to view Native Stories such as “Standing Bear’s Footsteps”, “GRAB”, “Racing the Rez”, “Sun Kissed”, “Smokin’ Fish”, “The Thick Dark Fog” and “Barking Water”!

Jim Lehrer’s MacNeil / Lehrer Editorial Guidelines.

They are as follows:

Do nothing I cannot defend.
Cover, write, and present every story with the care I would want if the story were about me.
Assume there is at least one other side or version to every story.
Assume the viewer is as smart and as caring and as good a person as I am.
Assume the same about all people on whom I report.
Assume personal lives are a private matter until a legitimate turn in the story absolutely mandates otherwise.
Carefully separate opinion and analysis from straight news stories, and clearly label everything.
Do not use anonymous sources or blind quotes except on rare and monumental occasions.
No one should ever be allowed to attack another anonymously.
And finally, I am not in the entertainment business.


Jim Lehrer  (link to the news today)

(reposting our first ever Tumblr post. I think it is fitting ^TG)

Everyone is focusing on the media’s perception of the movement and that’s not our intention .
We are aware of our privilege .
We do want to give a voice to people who are underrepresented.
We are trying to give a voice to people who are underrepresented.
We explained several times about reclaiming the term and the repercussions being worst for sex workers .
We understand how being a black women and a sex worker intersects .
We want to give a voice to people on this platform .
We continue to say that everyday .
We continue to preach that everyday .
We spread awareness to that everyday .
I don’t want to raise conflict and be an ignorant .
I am completely receptive of criticism .
On the contrary I strongly urge people to look at the IG account @ arthoecollective to see our true intentions .
The media edits out our words and Jam and I explained that a myriad of times .
They make us sound condescending and pretentious when really we are not trying to be
We greatly appreciate opinions and stories and we are trying to be as inclusive as possible .

We don’t want people to feel they have to be and look a certain way.

We are welcoming of Trans, dark skin, disabled, NB, SW, etc and appreciate their voices

They are apart of this
We understand this whole perception you have of an “aesthetic” but it’s been generalized by people to be that way .
It’s only been a week with enforcing the collective and we are constantly improving .

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn is joining NPR!

It’s official: starting in April, Bullseye with Jesse Thorn will be distributed by National Public Radio! This is the culmination of months and months of meetings, negotiations and planning, and we’re so, so proud to make it public today. (And so, so proud of the sweet illustration that we just made (above).)

We’re excited to be joining forces with the big dogs in public radio, and excited that we’ll no longer have to spend like half of every conversation at every cocktail party explain the complicated square-rectangle relationship between “public radio” and “NPR.” (From now on, we can just be all, “yup, I do a show on NPR.” It’s gonna be great.)

We’ll be on the same team as our all-time favorites like Terry Gross and Brooke Gladstone, and our new jack favorites like Glynn Washington and Jad Abumrad. It’s an ideal situation.

If you’re a longstanding Bullseye listener, you’ve got nothing to worry about. The show will continue to be produce independently by, but now we’ll also have the cachet and manpower of NPR helping us to bring it to public radio stations around the country. Our hope is that this partnership will mean a better show, better guests and a bigger station lineup.

This is the next chapter in a story that started at my college radio station when I was 19. Twelve years later, I think our show is the best it’s ever been, and now we’re in position to take advantage of that fact.

As a great American once said… haters don’t be mad, ‘cause it’s all about progression… loiterers should be arrested.

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The cast of 30 Rock won’t stop until they all have a public radio show. First Alec Baldwin on WNYC, and now Tina Fey is host of The Kitchen Sister’s “The Hidden World of Girls.”

Groundbreaking writer, actress and comedian, Tina Fey comes to Public Radio to host The Hidden World of Girls, two new hour-long Specials inspired by the NPR series heard on Morning Edition and All Things Considered. From the dunes of the Sahara to a slumber party in Manhattan, from the dancehalls of Jamaica to a racetrack in Ramallah, Tina Fey takes us around the world into the secret life of girls and the women they become. Sound-rich, evocative, funny, and powerful–stories of coming of age, rituals and rites of passage, secret identities. Of women who crossed a line, blazed a trail, changed the tide. These specials are produced by Peabody Award-winning producers, The Kitchen Sisters (Davia Nelson & Nikki Silva), in collaboration with NPR reporters and foreign correspondents, independent producers and listeners around the world.

More public media Tumblrs!

We’ve gotten requests in the past for links to other public media Tumblrs. We’ve re-blogged some other people’s lists before.

Now we’ve finally built our own list of links to other public media Tumblrs you could follow.

Check it out!

Public Radio Bracket Madness: Down to the Elite Eight

Who you got? All Things Considered v Radiolab; Fresh Air v Talk of the Nation; The Moth Radio Hour v Wait Wait; BBC Newshour v This American Life. 

Going to be tight. Voting’s here.

If I were a betting man, I’d go RadioLab v This American Life in the finals. And then… my head explodes. – Michael

Image: Public Radio Bracket Madness by Southern California Public Radio. Select to embiggen.

The Race to Save America’s Public Media History

A new archive is trying to digitize thousands of hours of tape from TV and radio stations across the country—before those tapes disintegrate…

Over the next three weeks, The Atlantic will take you on a tour of this collection of American history, captured as it unfolded, at radio and TV stations across the country. More