Fireside Reading

What Does Craig Newmark Recommend?

The founder and chief customer service rep of Craigslist is also a 2010 Federal 100 award winner for his work in helping agencies with citizen outreach.

"Candi on Content" blog
candioncontent.blogspot.com
Candi Harrison is a former federal Web manager who knows how stuff gets done and offers consistently good insight on what we all need to do to serve citizens better.

"Fatal System Error"
By Joseph Menn
Cybersecurity is a big deal, and we really need to get the word out. Menn offers a scary tale, well told, of what's really going on.

Mashable: The Social Media Guide
www.mashable.com
Mashable is probably the best resource around for what's going on in social media and how it applies everywhere.

The History of Rome
thehistoryofrome.typepad.com
A really good podcast, easy to digest, which reminds me of how much we rely on the legacy of Rome, good and bad, and why the U.S. founders based so much on that.

"Stranger Music: Selected Poems and Songs"
By Leonard Cohen
Cohen is a major influence on many in our country, and songs like "Democracy" capture the passion of our beliefs like nothing else.

The Bugle
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/audio_video/podcasts/the_bugle
The Bugle is a great podcast for commentary on current events, real news and insight in the form of fake news. Performed by John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman. [Editor's note: Oliver will be the featured entertainment at this year's Federal 100 Awards Gala March 22.]

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