Thursday, April 2, 2009

National Poetry Month

As many of you know, April is National Poetry Month. In honor of NPM, I will be posting poetry on a regular basis this month.

For more information on National Poetry Month, visit the web site for the Academy of American Poets. This site offers small bios of famous poets, as well as their actual poetry. You can also shop for fun National Poetry Month items while you are there!

Bunny Burnstein

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Talk Radio Stations

Interested in staying on top of current events? Here are a few radio stations that will let you know what the government is up to!

National Public Radio
NPR (National Public Radio) is an internationally acclaimed producer and distributor of noncommercial news, talk, and entertainment programming. A privately supported, not-for-profit membership organization, NPR serves a growing audience of 26 million Americans each week in partnership with more than 860 independently operated, noncommercial public radio stations.

Federal News Radio made history 2/22/2000 as the first internet-only all-news radio station. It was a success story during the dot-com bust and it makes history again as the first internet radio station to migrate to broadcast airwaves. has continued to expand and grow with the objective of being THE source for the latest news and information concerning feds - throughout the Nation's Capital and around the world!

CNN Radio
Listen to updated news 24 hours a day from the CNN Radio live Web stream.

C-SPAN Radio
C-SPAN Radio offers commercial-free public affairs programming 24 hours a day. You'll hear live coverage from Washington of important congressional hearings, key speeches from national leaders, along with archival recordings of presidential tapes, military memoirs & judicial proceedings from contemporary times and before the advent of television.

Bunny Burnstein

Sunday, March 1, 2009

March Blog Spotlight: Library Stuff

The library weblog dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development.

This blog is the creation of Steven M. Cohen (and is published by Information Today, Inc.). Library Stuff, not only offers information on professional development duties, but also posts current news items that include or affect libraries. These posts vary in terms of source...everything from the New York Times to the Online Athens is used. News posts provide the source of the article, as well as links to the original full-text for anyone interested in more than a brief synopsis.

Library Stuff is a great resource for any librarian. If you want to know what is going on in the world of librarianship, this is the blog to read.

Bunny Burnstein

Saturday, February 28, 2009

NOLA Stations - Music

Here are some of the stations that I like...

Lagniappe Broadcast Network
A network of independent Internet Radio stations dedicated to providing quality music in multiple genres and formats.

WWNO 89.9 FM
Your source for NPR News and Great Classical Music. The University of New Orleans' radio station.

WWOZ 90.7 FM
Dedicated to bringing New Orleans music to the universe! Expect lots of Jazz and Blues.

WTUL 91.5 FM
Tulane University's radio station. Expect a wide variety from Punk to Jazz.

WLMG 101.9 FM
Continuous Soft Rock.

...more to come...

Bunny Burnstein

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I Heard It on the Radio...ONLINE!

Radio Locator
Provides "links to over 10,000 radio station web pages and over 2500 audio streams from radio stations in the U.S. and around the world." Find radio stations by call letters or dial numbers. Find online streaming radio by genre...or even by country!

Radio Tower
Another site that allows you to search by genre, country, or language.

Online Radio Stations
Free Internet radio and online music.

Live365 Internet Radio
Find stations that play the music you want!

Open up this Pandora's box of music.

Next installment, you'll get to see some of the local stations that I listen to online.

Bunny Burnstein

Sunday, February 22, 2009

81st Annual Academy Awards

Tonight is the big night for many stars out there. Oscar Night!

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
This is the real site for the Oscars...the Academy. Check out information about the history of the awards. And don't miss the online exhibits!
This is the place to go to follow this year's Oscars. Check out the red carpet, learn about the nominees. There is also a place to "play along" and pick who YOU think is going to win--live!

The Official Academy Awards Database
This is a great site for anyone interested in past nominees/winners. You can search by different categories, by year. Browse nominees...or just look at the winners. This is a database near and dear to my heart!

Whether you watch it to see who wins or to find out who is wearing whom, enjoy the show!

Bunny Burnstein

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Self-Defense Training

The number one problem I seem to have when faced with options for self-defense/martial arts is...which one do I choose? What exactly is the difference between Karate and Kung Fu? Which one best suits my goals/needs? Well, here are some sites that will explain the different types of martial arts to you.

Types of Martial Arts

This site gives you a quick overview of the different types of martial arts. It also has a directory to find martial arts schools in your state. The directory does not include ALL of the schools in your area, though.

Starting Martial Arts
This site lists the different types of martial arts by ethnicity. Some of them include links to more information about that particular form of martial art. Martial Arts
This site, as most sites, offers a variety of information on the topic of martial arts. I particularly enjoyed the articles "What are the Martial Arts Styles?" and "What is the Best Type of Martial Arts?"

Bunny Burnstein