Google http://kwgs.org en "Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore" http://kwgs.org/post/mr-penumbras-24-hour-bookstore <p>On this edition of our show, we speak with the Bay Area-based writer Robin Sloan, whose smart, tech-savvy, entertaining, and decidedly adventure-driven debut novel, "Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore," has been drawing some rave reviews. As critic Janet Maslin has noted in The New York Times, this book is a "slyly arch novel about technology and its discontents.... The culture clash at work here --- Google aces wielding the full, computer-assisted strength of their collective brainpower, one scholar fiddling with a quaint astrolabe --- has a topicality that works to this novel's advantage. Wed, 28 Nov 2012 19:12:40 +0000 Rich Fisher 30220 at http://kwgs.org "Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore" Google Grant for Pryor http://kwgs.org/post/google-grant-pryor <p>Mayes County 911 receives a 10,000 dollar grant from Google. The grant is through Google&rsquo;s Charitable Giving Fund of the Tides Foundation.</p><p>Mayes Emergency Trust Services director, Rick Langkamp, says the county is now able to purchase equipment for faster 911 responses.</p><p>Google Oklahoma data center&rsquo;s operations manager, Mike Wooten, says this grant will provide a significant improvement in the way of life for all of Mayes County.</p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 11:50:15 +0000 Renae Powers 22782 at http://kwgs.org Google Grant for Pryor