Made in Space

Business Brief: Company Behind Parts 'Made In Space' Likely To Expand In Jacksonville

When parts break on the International Space Station, astronauts can get instant replacements thanks to onboard 3-D printers. In this “Business Brief,” analyst John Burr tells WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo those 3-D printers are made by a company called Made in Space, and it has a growing operation in Jacksonville.
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Made in Space

When parts break on the International Space Station, astronauts can get instant replacements thanks to onboard 3-D printers. In this “Business Brief,” analyst John Burr tells WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo those 3-D printers are made by a company called Made in Space, and it has a growing operation in Jacksonville.


Media Roundtable Week In Review

We discuss the week's biggest news stories with our roundtable of local journalists: Claire Goforth, Folio Weekly editor; Andrew Pantazi, Florida Times-Union reporter; A.G. Gancarski, Florida Politics writer;  and Tim Gibbons, Jacksonville Business Journal editor.

Topics include the debate this week between State Attorney Angela Corey and Public Defender Matt Shirk, the controversy surrounding a police-involved shooting in Jacksonville, and more.

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An oversight committee decided Thursday the majority of city dollars earmarked for an alternative to out-of-school suspension program will now be used for programs to keep kids out of jail.

The initiative, Jax Journey, is to help stop crime in Jacksonville.

 

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Northeast Florida’s manatee population is rebounding, according to new research Jacksonville University.

This week scientists counted the most manatees ever spotted during a single count.

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The sounds from 2016 Jacksonville Jazz Fest will fill the streets of downtown Jacksonville this weekend.

Douglas Anderson School of the Arts junior Skyler Nolan serenaded city officials on his saxophone Wednesday morning as he helped herald the 35th annual festival.


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Golden State Beats Oklahoma City To Force A Game 7

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Klay Thompson made a playoff-record 11 3-pointers and scored 41 points, and the defending champion Golden State Warriors forced a seventh game in the Western Conference finals with a 108-101 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night.

Stephen Curry bounced back from a slow start to finish with 29 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists.

The Warriors, who set the league's regular-season record with 73 wins, will host Game 7 on Monday. The winner will play Cleveland in the NBA Finals.

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Chicago police Supt. Eddie Johnson boosted the career of a lieutenant who had drawn dozens of excessive-force complaints, WBEZ has learned. Johnson recommended Lt. Glenn Evans for a 2012 promotion that made him commander of one of the city’s 22 police districts.

Johnson, a deputy chief at the time, made the recommendation to then-Supt. Garry McCarthy, according to a city record obtained by WBEZ.

Johnson had served as commander of Gresham, a South Side district, from 2008 to 2011. In that post, he was Evans’ supervisor.

The EVE auction house in Paris is getting ready to sell off a collection of historical and highly controversial objects.

The collection notably includes a ceremonial war shield, masks, a shrunken head, a warrior jacket adorned with human scalps, ancient jewelry, and ceremonial stones. Most of the collection can be traced back to Native American Indian tribes including the Acoma Pueblo and the Hopi.

US laws prohibit the sale of Native American ceremonial items, but those don’t apply in France.

4 First-Rate Thrillers That Will Make Your Heart Pound

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Henry James famously said that "summer afternoon" were the two most beautiful words in the English language. With apologies to The Master, I'd tweak that sentiment to suggest that maybe "summer suspense" are two even more beautiful words. Surely, on a sunny summer day, few pleasures can be greater than reading outside in the shade cast by a first-rate thriller. Copyright 2016 Fresh Air. To see more, visit Fresh Air.

It has been nearly a month now since National Poetry Month wrapped up, but don't let the calendar fool you: All Things Considered still has some unfinished business with the month that was.

That's because, just a few weeks ago, NPR's Michel Martin checked in with the Words Unlocked poetry contest. The competition — launched in 2013 by the Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings — drew more than 1,000 poem submissions from students in juvenile correctional facilities across the country.

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