“How We See Disinformation.” A New Reuters/Ipos Poll.

         A new poll for the Columbia Journalism Review found "The American Landscape has been infiltrated by disinformation." This public opinion poll was conducted by Reuters/Ipsos between September 20 - 23, 2019 in English, throughout the United States.  It gathered responses from 1,115 adults and has a credibility interval, a measure of … Continue reading “How We See Disinformation.” A New Reuters/Ipos Poll.

Do You Know What’s Happening With Mathematics in Florida and Indian River County?

You would think your child is able to do college work having followed the grade school and high school curricula and taken state exams designed to prepare them for college and earned a diploma.   Do you know what’s happening with mathematics? Tens of thousands of students in Florida who graduate from high school aren’t ready … Continue reading Do You Know What’s Happening With Mathematics in Florida and Indian River County?

Centennial Place? Really? Vero Beach, FL.

The Three Corners at Indian River Boulevard and 17th Street consist of 1) a non-operational power station, which will eventually be demolished, 2) a wastewater treatment plant across from the Alma Lee Loy 17th Street Bridge, 3) and a former postal property. These three properties are referred to as the "Three Corners." From the Official … Continue reading Centennial Place? Really? Vero Beach, FL.

An Epidemic of Teen Depression. “The Collaborative Effort Will Continue to Reach all Students in our Community.” [Indian River County, FL]

“It’s real scary for school administrators to say, ‘we’re going to talk about suicide,’” said Peggy Kubert, Director of Education for Erika’s Lighthouse. “We have to begin to de-stigmatize and make it less stressful.” There is no easy answer to the question of what causes young people to take their lives, Kubert noted. A May … Continue reading An Epidemic of Teen Depression. “The Collaborative Effort Will Continue to Reach all Students in our Community.” [Indian River County, FL]

“City Council Discusses Potential Health Hazards of 5G Wireless Networks.”

  Dafna Tachover (Letter to Editor), Beverly Hills Weekly, Issue 1044, Oct 3 - Oct 9, 2019 (pp. 2-3) I was invited to give a short presentation on 5G and Wireless Technology health effects to the Beverly Hill’s City Council. 70 years of science, including thousands of studies showing clear evidence of harm, the human … Continue reading “City Council Discusses Potential Health Hazards of 5G Wireless Networks.”

STEAM is Based on the Concept of Educating Students in Five Basic Disciplines.

STEM was formerly a curriculum based on the concept of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. John Maeda, former president of the Rhode Island School of Design, championed the STEM to STEAM movement, campaigning to add “arts” to STEM, bringing the initiative to the forefront. His argument was that … Continue reading STEAM is Based on the Concept of Educating Students in Five Basic Disciplines.

Virgin Trains: “If I was Nuveen (who has been reported as owning over $600 million of their bonds), I would be getting very nervous.”

  Robert Auwaerter wrote in an inter-office email on July 20, 2019, "If I was Nuveen (who has been reported as to owning over $600 million of their bonds) I would be getting very nervous. If Nuveen starts unloading any of their position the Street will pull away very fast and bond prices will plummet." … Continue reading Virgin Trains: “If I was Nuveen (who has been reported as owning over $600 million of their bonds), I would be getting very nervous.”