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Grant Rodgers
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Multimedia Journalism student at Simpson College. I enjoy music, trout fishing and lots of reading.
Multimedia Journalism student at Simpson College. I enjoy music, trout fishing and lots of reading.

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This NPR story on unpaid internships hits at the exact reason so many potentially illegal unpaid internships go unreported: nobody wants to jeopardize their future with a company by taking it to court.

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Occupy Des Moines began this afternoon and I had the chance to sit in on their evening group meeting. It's a fascinating and democratic movement and I'd encourage everybody to stop by and observe what they're doing.
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So often I hear complaints from people who feel the World Wide Web and social media technology are dehumanizing. Today, I feel like nothing has been more humanizing than hearing the firsthand story of the Troy Davis execution through those who stood outside the prison and reported it over Twitter.

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Another inspired post from bluegrass banjoist/blogger/philosopher Chris Pandolfi on the natural evolution of music. Pandolfi often writes about the bluegrass tradition and how the music continues to grow as it branches into and influences new forms of music.

He's definitely one of the best advocates for acoustic music and his writing, in my opinion, is helping to inform and enthuse the next generation of acoustic musicians and fans.

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I hit up On the Border last night during a visit to Jordan Creek with the girlfriend. While I'm usually not a big fan of chain Mexican restaurants, I must say their "Taco Stand" deal is a great value. If you're a seafood lover, stick with the Dos Equis fish tacos. The shrimp tacos look great, but the higher price isn't worth it.
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Although he probably never stood a chance to win the GOP nomination, it's unfortunate to hear Huntsman's campaign is running out of steam. Among the field of candidates, I've always found Hunstman to be the most level-headed, intelligent and respectable, the type of Republican politician America needs today.

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After being away from my personal blog for awhile, I'm back with a post on the nature of renting textbooks. It's a little bit philosophical, but still something you might enjoy.

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A very interesting article from The Atlantic in which Jeff Tweedy talks about the creative process he used to write "Born Alone," a tune from Wilco's forthcoming album.

It's both neat and incredibly frustrating to think that Tweedy simply began pulling words from a book of poetry. As an often confused and creatively broke songwriter wannabee, I have huge amounts of respect for artists who've mastered their creative processes.

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Welcome to the 2011 Restoring America Tea Party rally in Indianola. Lots of energy among the attendees, but I've found the energy is not matched by an understanding of Obama's policies.
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In my Organization and Behavior class this semester we're required to complete a semester long research project dealing with a specific OB issue. My group decided to tackle the issue of "removing barriers to communication in the workplace."

We've been told to approach the research from a broad standpoint, so do any of my professional/business followers out there have any suggestions for a direction the group might take? I'm hoping to somehow tie our research and final presentation to social media and its effects on workplace communication and culture.
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