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JJ Sutherland
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Attended Carnegie Mellon University
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We live in a world that is broken. For those who believe that there <i>must </i>be a more efficient way for people to get things done, here from Scrum pioneer Jeff Sutherland ...
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New iteration of the Classroom Canvas for Rightshift Learning. #Agile # #k12education   #21stcenturyeducation  
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EPIC! :-) Glad to see Jeff got his money's worth... ;-)
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Latest mashcast with Eric Westervelt and Myself. This time on Mandela.
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My new project with NPR's Eric Westervelt: MashCast. This week: Treyvon, race, memory, and hidden histories.
This week: Treyvon, race, history and memory on MashCast. Go mobile and get the Souncloud app. Download the official apps or visit m.soundcloud.com Listen and share your sounds wherever you are.
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Well...it's official. I've left NPR. From the memo:

Dear All:

With great mixed feelings, I write to tell you all that JJ Sutherland, one of the finest producers to ever work at NPR, has decided to turn his talent and energy to finishing a book he’s been working on while on leave this past year.

JJ came to NPR in 2000 to help launch NPR’s service on Sirius Satellite Radio. He was there in Culver City when NPR West opened its doors. He produced the first broadcast from NPR West, and he got the Tavis Smiley show on the air. JJ was the first Executive Producer of Day-to-Day, bringing his drive and smarts to NPR’s mid-day programming.

Since moving to Washington in 2004, JJ has worked on every show in the news division and produced countless specials during times of major breaking news, from 9/11 to invasions to elections.

Among his many contributions, JJ helped define contemporary field producing at NPR. He spent years overseas covering some of the most dangerous and challenging stories around the world: the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Arab Spring in Egypt and Libya, the London bombings, the Israel-Lebanon conflict of 2006, and the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

NPR has been the better for his work, and we have all been the better for having him as a colleague.
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I just had to write a letter saying that someone who risked his life for mine repeatedly is not a threat to the United States. He worked for npr in Iraq for more than ten years. Unlike many, he was always scrupulously honest and honorable. His refugee application was rejected because of unnamed "security concerns." No explanation. No rationale.
Our abandonment of those who worked with Americans during that war is one of the few awful things that still surprises me. Incompetent leaders, intentional killing of civilians, unintentional killing of Americans through incompetence, murder with impunity, corruption, theft, betrayal, torture. Those are all things I kind of grew to expect. But abandoning those who risked their lives to help us. That still has the power to shock me. I didn't even know I had a few idealistic bones left, but this one has laid them to rest.
I remember being shocked that Americans in Beirut during the 2006 war actually expected their government to do anything for them. I remember a US general officer mock, in writing, my near death at the hands of his troops. I remember jumping out of an MRAP in Baghdad and realizing the surprised intel guys I was with had no idea what reality on the streets was. I expect lethal incompetence. I didn't really, until now, expect cold hearted bureaucratic betrayal.
I'm fairly apolitical in that I expect stupidity and venality. But you know what? At least George W. Bush was doing what he thought was the right thing. As horribly wrong as he was. But these cats thump their chests about their morality. You know what? Fuck you, you incompetent cowards. Fuck you, you self righteous asses who think they buy their morality with organic fair trade lemons at whole foods. Fuck you, you fucktards who would rather abandon our friends, my friend, to torture and murder. You might have an uncomfortable meeting on Monday if you actually spoke from a moral center. There are lives at stake you frightened career seeking ass kissing worm in the bowels of our republic. I actually thought I lived in a country that for all our faults didn't have a supercilious, nonsensical, shortsighted, asshat, rent seeking courtier class of apparatchiks in complete control of the organs of government.
Wow, you got me. I wasn't cynical enough. Hats off, you syphilitic weasels.
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I got out. You still actually have hope for that side of the pond?
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Latest Mashcast. This one's pretty dark, it's about the people who live on after experiencing horror.
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Egypt at the crossroads.
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My latest bit of audio journalism with NPR's Eric Westervelt...Mashcast. This week we talk about Sectarianism, its origins and its practice. Take a listen and let us know what you think!
MashCast takes a few of the best recent NPR stories and remixes them with new content into a single digest (often with a theme). It's produced by Eric Westervelt, JJ Sutherland, and Rachel Hamburg. This week explores the rising sectarian violence in the Middle East. Features stories from Kelly McEvers, and interviews with Robert Malley and Nathan Gonzalez. Music in this episode is by Broke for Free and The Panamericans.
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This would change some pretty basic assumptions.
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