What We’re Reading | 11.24.13

Each week, members of the WFPL News team spotlight interesting stories we’ve read and enjoyed, for your weekend reading pleasure:

Gabe Bullard: It’s hard to escape news and remembrances of the Kennedy assassination. It was a major event, and this is a major anniversary. Nov. 22, 1963 changed a lot of peoples’ lives. It ruined Vaughn Meader’s. Meader was a comedian and impressionist. His most famous impression was JFK. In fact, his impression is probably what you think of when you think of Kennedy’s signature mannerisms. Deadspin wrote about Meader a couple years ago, and the article is making an expected new lap around the web this week. Read Dead Comedian Of The Week: Vaughn Meader, Assassination Victim

Joseph Lord: Cities are realizing the faster Internet connections aren’t just a perk for consumers—it’s also needed for economic development. Louisville is considering ways to make this happen, but it’s not just an issue here. Ars Technica looks at the battle for faster Internet connections. And the city they focus on? Well, it’s Louisville. Read Fed Up With Slow and Pricy Internet, Cities Start Demanding Gigabit Fiber.

Bonus: This weekend, no doubt, many Americans are at grocery stores buying turkeys for Thursday’s holiday. I’m like the Old Man in “A Christmas Story”—I love turkey. So with great interest, I read this New York Times story that considers the peculiar pricing of the poor frozen birds. Read Why is Turkey Cheaper When Demand is Higher?

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Joseph Lord is the online managing editor for WFPL.

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