Daily Archives: October 30, 2017

The Making of Xi Jinping (Full Episode)

New China TV   Published on Oct 31, 2017

 What was the making of Xi Jinping? Xinhua Special follows in his footsteps, from a city boy sent to the countryside to the leader of the world’s second largest economy to find out what has shaped the outlook, policies and governance style of one of the most influential men in the world.

Christine Ahn on US Tensions With North Korea: More South Koreans Fear Donald Trump Than Kim Jong Un

Democracy Now!
Published on Oct 30, 2017

https://democracynow.org – We continue our look at North Korea where tensions continue to mount with the United States, and President Trump is slated to leave later this week for a 12-day visit to Asia. A month ago Donald Trump publicly undermined efforts by the U.S. to open direct talks with North Korea over the country’s nuclear weapons program. A day after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that the U.S. has two or three back channels open to North Korea’s leadership and that he was pursuing dialogue, Trump responded to the news tweeting, QUOTE, “I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man… Save your energy Rex, we’ll do what has to be done!” Trump has previously threatened to unleash “fire and fury” on North Korea and told the U.N. General Assembly he was prepared to destroy the entire nation of 25 million people. We are joined by Christine Ahn, the founder and Executive Director of Women Cross DMZ, a global movement of women mobilizing to end the Korean War.

New Yorkers Demand Climate Action on 5th Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy

Oct 30, 2017

In New York City, thousands of people marched over the Brooklyn Bridge Saturday, marking the fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy and calling for urgent action on climate change. On October 29, 2012, the hurricane blasted New York, New Jersey and parts of New England with a record storm surge as high as 13 feet, ultimately killing 159 people along the East Coast and damaging more than 650,000 homes. The storm caused $70 billion in damage across eight states. Saturday’s marchers called on state and city officials to invest in clean energy while divesting from fossil fuel companies and the banks that finance them.

Social Justice and the New Food Activism | Julie Guthman || Radcliffe Institute

Harvard University
Published on Oct 24, 2017

As part of the 2017–2018 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Julie Guthman RI ’18 discusses the origins and development of the food movement in order to explain how it came to focus on market-based alternatives and to show how it has evolved in response to critique. Guthman (6:16) is the 2017–2018

Frances B. Cashin Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/peo… Introduced by Daniel Carpenter, faculty director of the social sciences program at the Radcliffe Institute and Allie S. Freed Professor of Government in the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/peo…

This presentation was a part of HUBweek, a creative festival founded by the Boston Globe, Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Mass General Hospital to celebrate innovation at the intersection of art, science, and technology. Learn more at https://hubweek.org.

Music and meaning

Harvard University
Published on Oct 30, 2017

In April 2011, Wynton Marsalis launched “Hidden in Plain View: Meanings in American Music,” a three-year performance and lecture series at Harvard University. The six lecture series began with “Music as Metaphor,” an interpretation of the many unobserved symbols in American music and their illumination of the democratic process, and featured performances by Marsalis alongside Ali Jackson (drums), Dan Nimmer (piano), Walter Blanding (tenor sax), Carlos Henriquez (bass), James Chirillo (guitar and banjo), and Mark O’Connor (violin).

Putin’s Revenge – Part 1

FRONTLINE tells the inside story of how Vladimir Putin came to see the United States as an enemy — and why he decided to target an American election.

Why Trump Was “A Candidate Putin Could Like” | “Putin’s Revenge” | FRONTLINE


Published on Oct 30, 2017
During the 2016 election, Russian President Vladimir Putin saw Donald Trump as a candidate he could “do business with,” The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza tells FRONTLINE.

In this scene from “Putin’s Revenge,” insiders share their thoughts on why Trump was a candidate “Putin could like” — from what former National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley calls Trump’s “penchant for authoritarianism” to his Moscow-connected team, including Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn.

Part two of “Putin’s Revenge,” an epic FRONTLINE documentary from filmmaker Michael Kirk and the team behind “The Choice 2016” examining Putin’s rise, rule and motivations, airs Wednesday, Nov. 1 on FRONTLINE.

Watch part one online now: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/fil…