Cerebral Palsy, state school versus public

Kirin Peters, age 7

Kirin Peters, age 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Getting a child with Cerebral Palsy, or C.P., into a well-funded and well equipped state school for the disabled can be difficult.

State Schools:

With disability services offered in almost every district school today is it really worth the hassle?

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Critique of a full multimedia package

From the Journal Sentinal.

From the Journal Sentinal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The package comes from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and is called Empty Cradles. Basically, this package takes a look in 2011 at an outbreak of infant deaths in Milwaukee.

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IDV critique – NSA spying interactive graphic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This NSA spying graphic can be found herehttp://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-04-03/the-nsa-spying-machine-an-interactive-graphic  Continue reading

Cerebral Palsy: The Tale of Kirin Peters

This is a video feature over my stepson Kirin and the affliction he suffers from, Cerebral Palsy. As a feature it is not as news oriented as some of my projects have been; and not as “loose” as some of my fun articles have been. Kirin got CP because of the negligence of hospital staff that can not be mentioned because of legal reasons. As of the date of this video, he is a thriving little boy happy and healthy in every other aspect of his life.

The Fifth Factor

This video is a multimedia slideshow project over my wife Athena and the effects of her terminal blood disorder. One of the things that I didn’t have time to mention in the slide project due to the time constraints is that the Warfarin that my wife has to take also causes her teeth to become very brittle and eventually break away and that is why her teeth seem jagged in close up photo of her towards the end. The intent was originally to show a before and after photo, but as mentioned time ran out on me.

Critique of “Waiting to Die” an audio slideshow article posted by The LA Times – response to a college media project

 

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The article can be found at: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/ed_shneidmanff_ss,0,3414993.htmlstory#axzz2v6BJHg1i This story covers a 90 year-old man at the end of his life. He is coming to terms with his mortality. Originally posted by The LA Times.

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Making the cost of medical procedures transparent – response to a college project to critique an audio news article

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The article that I chose can be listened to here, and discusses how it is relatively easy to price items, especially with things like Ebay to help consumers lump prices from a variety of sources in one place and easily ascertain an average. When it comes to medical procedures, however, it is much more complicated to narrow down a common value.

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