Work Samples

Science/Tech
Third-party apps proliferate inside national parks (FedScoop)

How mobile apps could help protect law enforcement (FedScoop)

Great shot: Icelandic police document their adventures on Instagram (FedScoop)

Drug side effects? There’s an app for that (FedScoop)

Presidential Management Fellows program gets high marks in survey, though agencies lag (FedScoop)

Patent office CIO aims for culture change amid systems updates (FedScoop)

Patent office’s #creepyIP celebrates weird, wondrous inventions for Halloween (FedScoop)

Science/Food
Alaska Farmer Turns Icy Patch Of Tundra Into A Breadbasket (NPR.org)

Around The World In 8 Hospital Meals (NPR.org)

Why Vegetables Get Freakish In The Land Of The Midnight Sun (NPR.org)

Illinois Wines Make Headway (Illinois Public Media)

Science/Biology

‘When bees swarm, it’s good news’ — for the bees, anyway (Washington Post)

Scream Queen: An Entomologist Dispels the Myths in Insect Horror Flicks (SmithsonianMag.com)

Rising costs, shrinking grants create ‘huge funding crunch’ for U.S. research (Greenwire/E&E Publishing)

Fla. Republican wants to toss financial lifeline to underwater lab (Greenwire/E&E Publishing)

Wyo. lawmaker — ‘Slaughterhouse Sue’ or heroine? (Greenwire/E&E Publishing)

Polar bears caught in climate spat (Chicago Tribune)

Science/Health/Medicine

Montana Mom’s Ab Challenge Becomes A Phenomenon (NPR.org)

Why Walgreens In Fargo, N.D., Can’t Fill Your Prescriptions (NPR.org)

In Famine, Peanut Butter-Based Food Rides To The Rescue (NPR.org)

A Mom Sues Nutella Maker For Deceptive Advertising (NPR.org)

Culture/History/Arts/Local News

Jackson State: A Tragedy Widely Forgotten (NPR.org)

Why Stores Sell Halloween Stuff Before Labor Day (NPR.org)

The Long History of a Little Cemetery in Elk Grove Village (Chicago Public Radio/WBEZ)

Wheaton Warrenville South: To “Glee” or Not to “Glee” (Chicago Public Radio/WBEZ)

A Visit to Decatur, Set of ‘The Informant!’ (Chicago Public Radio/WBEZ)

Grand ol’ oprys: Country music shines at Bement, Bellflower venues (News-Gazette [Champaign, Ill.])

A Quiet 15th District Congressional Race (Illinois Public Media)