Daily Archives: October 2, 2014

Ken Burns’ Revolutionary War Shocker | FINDING YOUR ROOTS, Preview


PBS

Published on Oct 2, 2014

Documentary filmmaker and patriotic American Ken Burns discovers an incredibly surprising fact about his Revolutionary War-era ancestors — they were loyalists, devoted to the Union Jack!

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China, Climate Change and Financial Risk: Crisis Management in a Global Context


Harvard University

Published on Oct 2, 2014

Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Henry M. Paulson, Jr., presented the 2014 Malcolm Wiener Lecture on International Political Economy. He emphasized the importance of strong relations between China and the United States; discussed the mounting pressure on governments to address environmental issues; and described the events leading up to the 2008 Global Financial Crisis. Harvard Business Review Editor Adi Ignatius moderated the event which was co-sponsored by The Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government.

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Why the US is sitting on proven Ebola vaccines


RT America

Published on Oct 2, 2014

The US owns a patent on Ebola. They have several different vaccines that have proven to be very effective in initial clinical trials. But thanks to a winding, abysmal bureaucracy and complicit pharmaceutical companies, those vaccines language on government shelves. Why? Because it takes a lot of money to push a drug through FDA approvals, and no one sees a return of that money with an Ebola cure. Can you guess why? The Resident breaks it down.

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US state adopts controversial labelling law


Al Jazeera English

Published on Oct 2, 2014

Vermont has become the first US state to require labelling on all foods containing genetically modified ingredients. The order takes effect in two years, but some big food manufacturers are challenging the move. Al Jazeera’s Tom Ackerman reports from Vermont.

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Why 35,000 Walruses are Gathering


freespeechtv

Published on Oct 2, 2014

See & Learn Why 35,000 Walrus’ Are Gathering

Click the link to watch full episodes from The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann: https://www.freespeech.org/collection…

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Founded by investor and philanthropist Tom Steyer in 2013, we act politically to prevent climate disaster and preserve American prosperity. Working at every level, we are committed to supporting candidates, elected officials and policymakers across the country that will take bold action on climate change—and to exposing those who deny reality and cater to special interests. NextGen Climate is a 501(c)(4) organization. NextGen Climate Action Committee is a political action committee.

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Confronting Climate Change: A Political Reality Check


University of California Television (UCTV)

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Published on Oct 2, 2014

(Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) NextGen Climate Founder and President Tom Steyer addresses the urgency and complexity of mitigating climate change. As a national leader in this space, Steyer addresses the intersection of technology and renewable energy policy and politics in effecting change on this critical issue. Recorded on 05/06/2014. Series: “Carsey-Wolf Center” [7/2014] [Public
Affairs] [Science] [Show ID: 28374]

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