insider-interviews

FRENCH ART AFTER PARIS: RICH MARTINI PRESENTS MONET AND MANET

By at 15 November, 2015, 9:01 pm

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WASHINGTON, DC (Herald de Paris) —  We have all been deeply shocked and horrified by the Parisian attacks. I was thinking today, that after I had the chance to catch my breath in the fast paced “news” cycles as a White House Correspondent, where was the art in all this?  I have a background as […]

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A message from Michael J. Fox on Back to the Future Day

By at 21 October, 2015, 10:20 am

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We’ve come a long way since 1985. When Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveled 30 years into the future, we could only imagine the innovations we take for granted today — new ideas and technologies that have completely changed the way we live, learn, and work. Back then, if you’d have told me that I’d […]

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N7 Creamery: The search for sustainability in Rancho Cucamonga

By at 21 April, 2015, 5:49 pm

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By Anna Wilding, Contributing Editor Rancho Cucamonga, CA (Herald de Paris) —  147 acres of corporate brands selling their wares and not a locally owned place in sight. That is what we had to deal with and comb through when arriving at Victoria Gardens, in Rancho Cucamonga.  I was in despair, until all of a […]

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Ivre, il interviewe le créateur de @ivre (et de « Bescherelle ta mère »)

By at 22 February, 2015, 2:45 am

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RUE89 —  Sylvain Szewczyk n’a que 22 ans. Et c’est assez vieux pour avoir crĂ©Ă© et administrĂ© plusieurs comptes Twitter, pages Facebook et sites associĂ©s ultra-efficaces. Avec au moins les deux incontournables : @ivre, qui compile infos ou dĂ©lires (très) alcoolisĂ©s, @Bescherelle (« ta mère »), « le justicier de l’orthographe », qui alpague fautes et coquilles dans les mĂ©dias, sur les […]

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What does French law really say about free speech?

By at 14 January, 2015, 8:28 pm

By Sarah Elzas, RFI
France is prosecuting over 50 people for “defense of terrorism” for their comments praising the attackers responsible for last week’s shootings in Paris or for mocking the victims. Police detained controversial comedian DieudonnĂ© M’Bala M’Bala on Wednesday over a Facebook post.
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Coming a few days after hundreds of thousands of people turned out for rallies and marches in support of freedom of the press, it is useful to look at what French law says about free speech.
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Paris-based attorney Aurelien Hamelle, who specializes in libel and privacy cases, answered some questions:

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INTERVIEW: FORMER NIGERIAN PRESIDENT OLESEGUN OBASANJO : Exclusive: Obasanjo lays into Jonathan as autobiography faces Nigeria libel ban

By at 14 December, 2014, 10:17 pm

INTERVIEW: FORMER NIGERIAN PRESIDENT OLESEGUN OBASANJO : Exclusive: Obasanjo lays into Jonathan as autobiography faces Nigeria libel ban 0 Former Nigerian president Olesegun Obasanjo slammed a Nigerian politician who has held up publication of his autobiography by suing him for libel in an exclusive interview with RFI. He criticised President Goodluck Jonathan for working with […]

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The film ROCKIN’ THE BERLIN WALL A Conversation with Professor Larry Schweikart

By at 19 November, 2014, 3:38 pm

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HOLLLYWOOD (Herald de Paris) —  Lightyear Entertainment and Specialty Studios, in association with Rockin’ the Wall Studios, announce the consumer release of Rockin’ the Wall on November 4th, 2014 – and a US fall of 2014 theatrical tour in commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The feature length documentary offers an […]

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Global Master of the Jazz Violin, Jean Luc Ponty

By at 22 September, 2014, 1:46 am

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. By Dr. Al Carlos Hernandez, Special Contributor  HOLLYWOOD (Herald de Paris) —  Music legends Jon Anderson and Jean-Luc Ponty announce the formation of a new supergroup: The Anderson Ponty Band. YES’s original singer/songwriter for 35 years, Jon Anderson has had a successful solo career. International jazz superstar Jean-Luc Ponty is a pioneer and undisputed […]

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Podcast: Louisiana’s Shrinking Coastline

By at 4 September, 2014, 6:10 pm

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by Minhee Cho
Last week, ProPublica and The Lens, a public interest newsroom in New Orleans, launched a multimedia project exploring how southeast Louisiana is rapidily disappearing – losing land at a rate of a football field every 48 minutes.
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Some 2,000 square miles of Louisiana’s coastal landscape have already been transformed into open water, wiping places off maps, ProPublica’s Al Shaw explains on the podcast. If this trend is not reversed, a wetlands ecosystem that took nature 7,000 years to build could be destroyed within a human lifetime.
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Using satellite images from NASA’s Landsat and a study from the U.S. Geological Survey, Shaw and our Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellow Brian Jacobs were able to track Louisiana’s changing landscape, and allow readers to explore the “cocktail of unfortunate coincidences” that led us to this point.
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Compressing that much data into an interactive web page was no simple task, but assistant managing editor Scott Klein emphasizes that this isn’t just a story about technical achievement.
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“We didn’t want this to be a story about satellite maps. We wanted this to be a story about people, and we thought the only way this is going to work is if these maps are the spine of a project about culture being lost, about people whose livelihoods are lost, people whose past is being erased and turned into open water,” Klein says.

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Interview With Civil Rights Legend John Lewis: Audio

By at 20 August, 2014, 10:08 am

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by Nikole Hannah-Jones ProPublica Dispatches from Freedom Summer In 1964, John Lewis was a barrier-breaking Freedom Rider, among the first to launch sit-ins and travel the country recruiting college students to travel to the deepest South for Freedom Summer. Now a longtime congressman, he is the only speaker left from the pivotal 1963 March on […]

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