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Media Bits and Bytes - July 16, 2019

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The Chicago Defender; Facial Recognition; Left in the Info Age; Cancel Amazon Prime; Rightists Cry Bias; Detroit Cops and Social Media; Disappearing Local Papers; Too Left for the MSM

Pain Meds and Bathroom Dashes: A Philly Author’s Time Working at Amazon

Juliana Feliciano Reyes The Philadelphia Inquirer
Guendelsberger spent a month working at an Amazon warehouse, as well as a McDonald’s and a Convergys call center, as research for her about-to-be-released book, On the Clock: What Low Wage Work Did to Me and How it Drives America Insane.

Friday Nite Videos | July 5, 2019

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Warehouses | John Oliver. Line Rider | Hall of the Mountain King. Robert Reich: Should We Abolish Billionaires? What Antlers Can Teach Us About Cancer and Regrowing Limbs. We Tried Skating On Confederate Monuments for July 4th.

Warehouses | John Oliver

It’s easy to buy things online, and even easier not to think about how they get to you. John Oliver discusses what happens when you click “buy now.”

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We Can Do Better Than Amazon

Barbara Bowen Clarion
Governor Cuomo loves to enjoin us to think big about spending billions on infrastructure. He and Mayor de Blasio were prepared to commit $3 billion to Amazon. But no investment would repay New York more than a major investment in CUNY.
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