A protester displays a sign during an Occupy Toronto demonstration on October 15, 2011.
A roundup of the latest public media coverage of the weekend protests around the nation.
And photos from around the world
(Photo: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg via Getty)

A protester displays a sign during an Occupy Toronto demonstration on October 15, 2011.

A roundup of the latest public media coverage of the weekend protests around the nation.

And photos from around the world

(Photo: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg via Getty)

"I always wanted to be Buffy the Vampire Slayer and this was as close as I could come."

On the Media host Brooke Gladstone on her new comic book about media and our society, “The Influencing Machine.

Shutdown Watch

Some PBS NewsHour coverage:

Shutdown Watch Liveblog: Boehner, Reid Less Optimistic on Agreement

What a Possible Government Shutdown Means Across the Nation-stories from public media stations

Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen, ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee: Tea Party has taken over House budget talks

Rep. Paul Ryan on Proposed Cuts: ‘Our Budget Literally Pays Off the Debt

If Government Shuts Down, Where Would Blame Fall?

Government Shutdown: Rx of the Devil or Just What the Doctor Ordered?

What Would a Government Shutdown Look Like? [From February]

Tea Party Poses a Dilemma for Boehner in Budget Battle- Todd Zwillich from PRI and WNYC Explains

Shutdown Looms: Lesson Plan from NewsHour Extra

Other helpful resources:

ProPublica: Cheat Sheet: Understanding the Budget Standoff and Government Shutdown

It’s a Free Country/WNYC:What’s an ‘Essential’ Government Service?

National Journal: Twitter countdown clock http://twitter.com/govt_shutdown

The Washington Post:  Federal workers were asked to describe the mood in their department or agency in one word. Number one=frustrated

Poynter: Poynter highlights and explains five interactives that help explain the budget battle from The Associated Press, The National Journal, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.


These are just a few examples- we’ll keep adding more links. Add your suggestions for helpful resources in the comments!