Crowdfunding

1:04pm

Wed May 15, 2013
Planet Money

We're Making T-Shirts. Lots And Lots Of T-Shirts.

Originally published on Tue June 11, 2013 12:26 pm

Kickstarter

Two weeks ago, we launched a Kickstarter campaign to make a t-shirt and tell the story of how it was made. As we wrote on our Kickstarter page:

We'll meet the people who grow the cotton, spin the yarn, and cut and sew the fabric. We'll ride on the cargo ships that bring our t-shirt from factories in Bangladesh and Colombia to ports in the US. And we'll examine the crazy tangle of international regulations which govern the t-shirt trade the whole way.

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12:53pm

Wed May 1, 2013
Planet Money

Episode 455: The Planet Money T-Shirt Is Finally (Almost) Here

Originally published on Tue June 11, 2013 12:23 pm

NPR

We're making a T-shirt that tells the story of its own creation. To help make it happen, visit our Kickstarter page.

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3:52am

Sun March 17, 2013
It's All Politics

Documentaries Help Amplify Conservative Voice

Originally published on Sun March 17, 2013 12:11 pm

Phelim McAleer directed the film FrackNation, one of more than 20 documentaries screened at this year's CPAC.
Mike Groll AP

4:31am

Thu March 14, 2013
Business

'Veronica Mars' Fans Set A Kickstarter Record

Originally published on Thu March 14, 2013 7:34 am

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

And today's last word in business is: Life on Mars.

The TV show "Veronica Mars" starred Kristen Bell as a teenage detective. Critics loved it. It gained a lot of devoted fans, but the show was canceled in 2007 after three seasons.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Yesterday, the show's creator took to Kickstarter to raise money to make a movie version of the show. And in less than 12 hours, those devoted fans pledged more than $2 million, smashing the site's records along the way.

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6:40am

Thu February 14, 2013
Shots - Health News

Scientists Pass The Hat For Research Funding

Originally published on Tue February 26, 2013 11:28 am

Car commercial? Nope. Jessica Richman, Zachary Apte (center) and William Ludington are looking to the crowd for money to fund uBiome, which will sequence the genetic code of microbes that live on and inside humans.
Courtesy of uBiome

When the X-ray was invented, people clamored to get one. Not for any medical reason, but just to see what was typically hidden inside their bodies.

Something like that seems to be happening with DNA sequencing technology. First it was companies offering to sequence people's genomes. Now it's learning all about your microbiome, the collection of microorganisms living on and in your body.

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