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Emily Rooney brought her weekly list of fulminations and fixations to Boston Public Radio this week. Here’s what she’s cooked up:
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    ISIS Doesn’t like to be called Daesh
    Which is good. We all need to start calling it Daesh, I’m already on board with it. It’s actually just an acronym for ‘Dawlat al-Islamiyah f’al-Iraq w Belaad al-Sham’— a pejorative term for something that crushes or tramples. That’s why we should all use it, because they don’t like it.
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    UBER delivers flu shots
    Jim and Margery got their flu shots on the air live this week, courtest of UberHealth. Margery was brave, Jim was a little terrified… you can see all the action in Adam Reilly’s piece on Greater Boston here: http://wgbhnews.org/post/uberhealth-flu-shot-delivered-your-door
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    You can record video on a cell phone and transmit it back to HQ
    This is the coolest thing I learned and saw this week. When I was up in New Hampshire, I saw this new gizmo that all these young women were using, these producers set up a little tripod, a little camera, and it records the footage on the cellphone and transmits it back to their broadcast receive center.
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