Thursday, October 10, 2013
By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News
In the New York area there are nearly 46,000 federal employees —and many of them have been on furlough since Oct. 1, because they're considered non-essential. Shawnee Swinton is one of them. She's a Health and Human Services civil rights investigator. She's worried about the work piled up in her office, but she's also worried about how she'll pay her bills if the furlough continues much longer.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
This week, thousands of gaming professionals from around the world are gathering in Los Angeles for the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo. Buzz is building around new gaming toys, including Microsoft's "Kinect": a camera-based controller that watches your every move, and lets your body serve as the joystick. But while these new technologies will change how we play video games, Tom Bissell says videogames have already begun changing in a more fundamental way.