“In the News” – Tuesday Round-up [9/23]


SOCIAL PROFIT COMMUNITY
MacArthur Foundation hands out ’08 “genius grants” (Bloomberg, 9/23) – Meet the winners. This thing sure gets a lot of press.
On Eve of Philanthropy Forum, Clinton Worries About Economy (WaPo, 9/23)
Financial mayhem hurts non-profits, foundations (USAToday, 9/22)

HEALTH
“Critical Condition” to Premier on PBS September 30th (wire, 9/23) – “Critical Condition lays out the human consequences of an increasingly expensive and inaccessible system.” Funders include WG members Annie E. Casey Foundation and Public Welfare Foundation.

GROWTH
Green City-Style Tysons Plan Wins Fairfax’s Approval (WaPo, 9/23) – A unanimous approval… “task force recommended creating eight distinct neighborhoods within Virginia’s largest jobs center” … “Getting people out of their cars…is a key goal” … “four planned Metro stations” … “[population] to jump from 17,000 today to as many as 100,000.”

TRANSPORTATION
Metro system needs billions worth of upgrades (Examiner, 9/23)