Daily Archives: December 7, 2016

Liu Ping on Trump’s pick for Ambassador to China

Former Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta discusses 9/11’s impact on security

Get Ready For A Climate Denier Heading of the EPA?!

When climate change hits home

Ebola crisis | PBS NewsHour Weekend | Ebola tensions ease in quarantined Liberia | PBS NEWS


Published on Aug 24, 2014

There are now more than 2,600 confirmed or suspected cases of Ebola, and more than 1,400 deaths resulting from the virus. All of the cases have originated in West Africa. For the latest on the global health crisis, Drew Hinshaw of the Wall Street Journal joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Ghana.



Published on Oct 6, 2014

Author and Council on Foreign Relations disease expert Laurie Garrett talks to Charlie Rose about the recently diagnosed case of Ebola in the U.S. — and why everyone should be far more concerned about the continued, exponential spread of the disease in Africa.

Stephen Hawking’s Brave New World -Machines (Documentary)

Reuben Dwyn

Published on Jun 18, 2016

Stephen Hawking’s Brave New World



The Origins And Implications Of Fake News | On Point

The front door of Comet Ping Pong pizza shop, in Washington, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. A fake news story prompted a man to fire a rifle inside a popular Washington, D.C., pizza place as he attempted to “self-investigate” a conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton was running a child sex ring from there, police said. (Jose Luis Magana/AP)

December 07, 2016
After a man fired a rifle inside a D.C. pizzeria while “self-investigating” a baseless online conspiracy theory, we look at how to rein in fake news.

Fake news has always been around. Think UFO stories at the supermarket checkout counter. But this year, in the cauldron of social media and bare-knuckled politics, fake news has exploded. It’s all over, on Facebook feeds and smartphones. It polluted our election season. It’s getting people riled up over bunk. It got a Trump transition team member fired yesterday. He was spreading it. It’s poison to democracy. This hour On Point: the problem of fake news, and what to do about it. — Tom Ashbrook


Brian Stelter, senior media correspondent for CNN and host of CNN’s “Reliable Sources.” (@brianstelter)

Sally Lehrman, professor of journalism ethics at Santa Clara University and director of The Trust Project, which works to create tools to improve trust in mainstream media. (@bestwrit)

Michael Lynch, professor of philosophy at the University of Connecticut. Author of “The Internet of Us: Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data.” (@Plural_truth)

Climate Ready Boston Panel Discussion & Open House Event – Splash


John Pilger: The Coming War on China | Opinion | teleSUR English

By: John Pilger


Published 3 December 2016

The greatest build-up of American-led military forces since the Second World War is well under way.

When I first went to Hiroshima in 1967, the shadow on the steps was still there. It was an almost perfect impression of a human being at ease: legs splayed, back bent, one hand by her side as she sat waiting for a bank to open. At a quarterpast eight on the morning of 6 August, 1945, she and her silhouette were burnedi nto the granite. I stared at the shadow for an hour or more, unforgettably. When I returned many years later, it was gone: taken away, “disappeared”, a political embarrassment.

I have spent two years making a documentary film, The Coming War on China, in which the evidence and witnesses warn that nuclear war is no longer a shadow, but a contingency. The greatest build-up of American-led military forces since the Second World War is well under way. They are in the northern hemisphere, on the western borders of Russia, and in Asia and the Pacific,confronting China.

The great danger this beckons is not news, or it is buried and distorted: a drumbeat of mainstream fake news that echoes the psychopathic fear embedded in public consciousness during much of the 20th century.

Like the renewal of post-Soviet Russia, the rise of China as an economic power is declared an “existential threat” to the divine right of the United States to rule and dominate human affairs.

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