Savage’s Obsession and Rowe’s Dirty Jobs at TED

The Discovery Channel’s Adam Savage and Mike Rowe each were recent guests at TED. They gave the great presentations below.
 
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/488
 
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/477

Mike Rowe discusses our relationship to work in the April 2009 issue of Fast Company Magazine.  [Click here]  In the article he says, The seismic shift from manufacturing to services has not only changed the composition of our gross domestic product, but also changed our national mind-set toward work. We no longer celebrate the way things get made. We are more interested in the way things get bought.”

 

NY Times Interactive Map on Immigration

As part of a new series on immigration, “Remade in America,” the New York Times has published an interactive map that you can use to see how an immigrant group settled across the country. Click here to see the map.

 The Times also has a page where you can explore changes in the make up of students in schools around the country by school district. Click here to see this tool.