By: Kiki Keane and Rachel Womek
To be honest, we have not thought this blog post through. What can we say? It has been a very, very, very busy day for us. Work is just…well, it’s work. It’s the end of the week, but not really. Technically, it’s Thursday for us. And heads-up: those goals we set a week ago…yeah…
We would, however, like to mention some news stories that should be shared:
1) The Red Cross has successfully negotiated the evacuation of wounded Syrian women and children. There are mixed messages about how many people have been evacuated, so far. According to Tweets by ICRC Head of Public Communications, Carla Haddad Mardini, 27 people had been evacuated as of 6 hours ago. No journalists were among them. Here’s the latest report on NBC Nightly News, by Richard Engel.
2) Twelve people have been killed in protest over the burning of copies of the Quran on a NATO in Afghanistan. Here is the latest from the MSNBC website.
3) Ex-Astronaut, Dorothy Jemison is negotiating a sizable grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to determine the feasibility of long term space travel. To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before! I hope they figure it out. I’d (Rachel) like to live on Mars. Read more about it here.
Here’s a fun little something from my (Kiki) favorite reporter. It is the second installment of Richard Engel’s Hidden Planet (featured on Rock Center’s iPad app and the website). It’s about two tribes in Tanzania. Very fun!