A not-comprehensive roundup of some things that caught my eye.
Proposed 2012 U.S. Budget
How it might change:
- National service (Chronicle of Philanthropy, Feb. 14)
- …and state and local programs (FedWatch, Feb. 14)
- …and the arts (National Endowment for the Arts, Feb. 14)
- …and agriculture and conservation (Washington Post, Feb. 14)
- …and aging services (LeadingAge, Feb. 15)
I think I need a Thin Mint.
- Inside the Girl Scouts’ New Cookie Strategy (The Atlantic, Feb. 4): “Since 1917, we’ve had a laser focus on goal-setting, decision-making, money-making, business ethics,” Pesich said. “I’ve heard people reflect as adults that Girl Scouts was their first foray into business.”
- On Feb. 8, NPR’s Morning Edition covered how Vipassana meditation is being practiced in an end-of-the-line prison: “Deep in the Bible Belt, an ancient Eastern practice is taking root in the unlikeliest of places: Alabama’s highest-security prison.”
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