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Saturday Morning Video, Take 2: The West Wing was ahead of its time…

This NPR story (first discovered by my co-worker, because I was in a meeting–thanks, Awesome One! I owe you–and ha! I knew I’d draw you over to the dark side–aka National Public Radio–eventually) immediately reminded me of one of my all-time favorite scenes from The West Wing… …and that was before I realized that they both talk about THE SAME MAP PROJECTION. How. Cool. Is. That? (And BTW, where was this clip when I was trying to explain map projections and distortion to sixth graders for years and years? Not online yet, gosh darn it.)

Looking for your next great read? Here’s some help…

Did you get some gift cards? Looking for some suggestions on how to spend them? Check these out! NPR came up with a collection of 309 of 2016’s best reads–apply a few filters (there’s 30 to choose from!), it will give you suggestion(s) for what to read next! Visit the #bookconcierge, NPR’s guide to 2016’s great reads. http://apps.npr.org/best-books-2016/ Past years’ apps are also still available too–check them all out!   Goodreads’ (readers’ choice) Best Books of 2016 winners are up–for 20 different categories!   Penguin Random House has lists of must-read Books of 2016 in 15 different categories   What…

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