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Instrument of jest: Russell tickles ivories and funny bones in popular political humor act

Comedian Mark Russell will be dropping the “F-bomb” during his 8:15 p.m. performance tonight in the Amphitheater.

“Filibuster.”

That is about as dirty as it gets for the political satirist, who came out of retirement last year after learning of Rep. Kevin Yoder’s decision to go skinny-dipping in the Sea of Galilee.

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Vivian Schiller, chief digital officer for NBC News, and David Folkenflik, NPR media correspondent, speak at the morning lecture program Tuesday in the Amphitheater. Photo by Michelle Kanaar.

Schiller, Folkenflik: Social media gives the people tools of communication

Social media has helped shape democracy by providing people with the means of communication to gain more access to information.

“I think it is good for democracy, because the tools of communication are in so many more people’s hands,” said Vivian Schiller, senior vice president and chief digital officer at NBC News, during Tuesday’s morning lecture.

Schiller and David Folkenflik, who served as moderator and is NPR’s media correspondent, discussed the challenges and opportunities facing digital and social media at the Amphitheater for Week Six, themed “Digital Identity.”

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