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The Kentucky Gal at the Center of NYC’s Horse-Drawn Carriage Debate

If you have not been closely following the debate about New York City’s iconic horse-drawn carriages, you might be surprised to learn about the lineage of Christina Hansen, a driver who has become a dynamic spokesperson for the “pro” side.

BlueStarEquicultureLogoDad Gary teaches sociology at the University of Kentucky and mom Elizabeth is chair of Eastern Kentucky University’s Department of Communications. The 33-year-old Hansen, back in her home state to attend mom’s induction into the the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame, talked with Lexington Herald-Leader¬†columnist Tom Eblen about how she detoured from graduate school and plans to follow in her parents’ teaching footsteps:

In 2009, Hansen helped a friend, fellow Philadelphia carriage driver Pam Rickenbach, start Blue Star Equiculture in Palmer, MA. The non-profit helps working horses in need of rescue and is a retirement home for Philadelphia and New York carriage horses.

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BayNewser: Two of the three Americans detained in Iran Friday have Bay Area connections. Both Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd are journalists who have written for Sandy Close‘s New America Media.

Gawker: The Awl, the latest Web project by Gawker alums Choire Sicha and Alex Balk has logged one million visitors since its launch in April. Congrats!

Associated Press: The Associated Press Managing Editors Association awarded a public service award to The Seattle Times today, for its work uncovering hundreds of MRSA-related deaths that had never been revealed to families or the public. The Virgin Islands Daily News in St. Thomas and the Lexington Herald-Leader in Lexington, Ky. also received prizes in the lower circulation categories.

Mediaite: Five quick questions with media scion Luke Russert. Our favorite answer was his optimistic take on the future of journalism: “Whatever happens I just feel lucky to be in the business at the dawn of a new era.”