The Radice Files — Episode 150: “Working hard for the money”

Today we honor American labor and its contribution to society, and the economy.

Marking 20 years since 9/11: Media outlets plan special coverage to commemorate deadly attacks — CNN

A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter.

Lower Manhattan Rebounded After 9/11, but the Pandemic Erased the Gains — The New York Times

The triumphant comeback of Lower Manhattan after 2001 became a rallying cry for New York City. But its offices have emptied out, tourists are gone, and hundreds of retailers have shut down.

Three men guided millions through horror of Sept. 11, 2001

NEW YORK (AP) — “Turn on your television.” Those words were repeated in millions of homes on Sept. 11, 2001. Friends and relatives took to the telephone: Something awful was happening. You have to see.

Lyft, Uber will cover legal fees for drivers sued under Texas abortion law

The law allows people to prosecute rideshare drivers for transporting women to clinics to receive abortions, where they could be fined $10,000.

Moviegoers Heading Back to Cinemas! — NCM | DP-AA Digital Out-Of-Home Everything

NCM recently conducted two focus groups with NYC and LA Moviegoers of its online community of 6,500 movie enthusiasts called Behind the Screens (BTS). Given new requirements for entry to entertainment/outdoor venues (proof of vaccination in NYC and masking in LA) two sessions were held to better understand the potential impact on moviegoers in each market.

New study will show misinformation on Facebook gets way more engagement than news — The Verge

A forthcoming study from NYU and the Université Grenoble Alpes in France will show that misinformation gets six times as much engagement on Facebook as real news. Facebook maintains that factual posts can still get more “reach,” or views, though.

Wallets Are Over. Your Phone Is Your Everything Now. — WSJ

Mobile payments replacing credit cards was just the start. A digital driver’s license, work ID and other card holdouts are coming to your smartphone.

‘Star Trek’ Creator Gene Roddenberry To Be Honored With “Boldly Go” Campaign — Deadline

‘Star Trek’ Creator Gene Roddenberry To Be Honored With “Boldly Go” Campaign

‘Ted Lasso’ Season 3: Release Date, Cast, Spoilers, Trailer

Here’s what we know about the future of the Apple TV+ show Ted Lasso, including if the Emmy-nominated show will return for another season.

Amazon is making its own TVs for some strange reason | Trusted Reviews

Amazon already offers third-party TVs loaded with its Fire TV interface, but now the company is going one step farther by preparing to launch its own | Trusted Reviews

Researchers Set Record for Low-Cost Solar Hydrogen Production

Researchers estimate their new design could lower the cost of renewable hydrogen production to $2.30 per kilogram.

Angelina Jolie Says ‘It Hurt’ When Brad Pitt Worked With Harvey Weinstein: ‘We Fought About It’

Angelina Jolie recently shared that Brad Pitt choosing to work with Harvey Weinstein was a source of tension in their former marriage.

SpaceX Starlink customers who paid a $100 deposit 7 months ago are frustrated at being unable to contact customer service to see when their kits will arrive

SpaceX’s Starlink told the customers that they’d get the kit between mid to late 2021, but they can’t find a customer-support contact for an update.

How DEI-Speak Can Become Business-Speak With Companywide Adoption

The vp of diversity and inclusion at SiriusXM/Pandora talks DEI’s importance for any business’ success.

A scratched-up piece of New York punk rock history — Johnny Ramone’s guitar — is up for auction

The white paint is scratched off and worn away along the sides of Johnny Ramone’s electric guitar, the one he used on stage for nearly 20 years to make some of punk rock’s most distinctive chords with the legendary Ramones.

Jason Momoa Unveils First Look At New Aquaman Costume For ‘Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom’

Jason Momoa Unveils First Look At New Aquaman Costume For ‘Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom’

Jennifer Hudson in Aretha Franklin Biopic ‘Respect’: Film Review — The Hollywood Reporter

Director Liesl Tommy traces the formative years during which the Queen of Soul takes decisive ownership of her magnificent voice.

“Whenever I think about the past, it just brings back so many memories” Stephen Wright

NBC 70th Anniversary 1996. Thanks for the memories. Chris Sloan.

And finally…

Al Roker Pays Tribute to Today Weatherman Willard Scott: ‘My Second Dad’

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