Sites of the Week: November 9, 2014

“Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles, it just takes away today’s peace.”

– Unknown

Factoid: Black teens are 21 times more likely to be shot dead by cops than white teens, according to an analysis of 1,217 fatal police shootings reported to the FBI from 2010 to 2012.

Now on to this week’s sites. This week, I’m sending out three ‘Site of the Week’ recommendations.

Car Talk Tribute

Tom and Ray Magliozzi got their start in radio 37 years ago in the studios of Boston’s WBUR station with a call in show named Car Talk. Ten years later, Car Talk went national on NPR and within a few years, Car Talk had a weekly audience of more than 3 million listeners on 660 public radio stations. This past week, co-Host Tom Magliozzi died at the age of 77. This video is a celebration of Car Talk and of Tom and Ray Magliozzi.

Vox: 22 Maps and Charts that will surprise you

Vox Media is one of the country’s largest and fastest growing online publishers. This recent post comes to you via my friend, Gary. The title says it all.


WeTransfer is an online file-transferring platform. Yes, there are numerous file sharing/transfer sites, but I like this one because it’s free to transfer multiple files—2 GB total—to multiple contacts. There’s no registration or sign-in and it’s simple and secure to use.

Ernie Orr sez “Check em out!”


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