Turnstyle News http://kalw.org en Sweden, it’s as though we never knew you http://kalw.org/post/sweden-it-s-though-we-never-knew-you <p>It seemed to be going so well, that exercise in democratic Tweeting that Sweden so optimistically dived into this month.</p><p>In case you missed it, the idea was to allow a different Swede citizen to helm the country&rsquo;s official Twitter account each week, in a government effort to showcase the diversity of Sweden&rsquo;s citizenry.</p><p>You have to imagine that any bureaucrat worth their salt who would approve of such a risky experiment would have a contingency plan for when that experiment inevitably went off the rails.</p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 20:59:58 +0000 Turnstyle News 12093 at http://kalw.org Sweden, it’s as though we never knew you Translating Sign Language For The ASL-Illiterate http://kalw.org/post/translating-sign-language-asl-illiterate <p>Remember <a href="http://turnstylenews.com/2011/03/03/turnstyle-talks-word-lens-iphone-app/">Word Lens</a>, the iPhone app that lets English speakers translate other languages in real time?</p><p>Now an analogous app exists to facilitate communication between deaf people and those who don&rsquo;t understand sign language. From <a href="http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2012-06/new-video-device-reads-sign-language-and-translates-hand-motions-audible-words">Popular Science</a>:</p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 22:53:00 +0000 Turnstyle News 11973 at http://kalw.org Translating Sign Language For The ASL-Illiterate Youth Radio: Does the US live up to its political ideals? http://kalw.org/post/youth-radio-does-us-live-its-political-ideals <p>Turning 18 this year is special: you get to vote in the November elections! Remember when you first voted? The rush of being old enough to be heard, to count, to matter.</p> Wed, 23 May 2012 00:07:01 +0000 Turnstyle News 11047 at http://kalw.org Youth Radio: Does the US live up to its political ideals? R&D lab for theater’s rising stars launches in Berkeley http://kalw.org/post/rd-lab-theater-s-rising-stars-launches-berkeley <p>In keeping with the San Francisco Bay Area&rsquo;s thriving startup culture, one of the region&rsquo;s renowned theaters is launching a creative lab that will fuel 13 productions and promote collaboration among the notable local, national, and international artists selected to working intensively in a dramaturgical summer camp of sorts in Berkeley.</p> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 00:48:04 +0000 Turnstyle News 8917 at http://kalw.org R&D lab for theater’s rising stars launches in Berkeley Local youth respond to Trayvon Martin's death http://kalw.org/post/local-youth-respond-trayvon-martins-death <p>Criminal justice news continues to make national headlines, with the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida. Social networking sites are full of commentary on the killing. Many in the African American community are wondering how to talk to their sons about such tragedies.</p> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 21:51:03 +0000 Turnstyle News 8340 at http://kalw.org Local youth respond to Trayvon Martin's death