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- Will Modern Civilization be the Death of Us? (Part 2 — with Ruben Nelson) July 5, 2020
- Will Modern Civilization be the Death of Us? (Part 1 — with Dr. William Rees) July 5, 2020
- Former Secretary of Defense William Cohen on the Election | Amanpour and Company July 5, 2020
- Are We on the Brink of Revolutionary Environmental Change? | Amanpour and Company July 5, 2020
- A New Unauthorized Biography on Melania Trump | Amanpour and Company July 5, 2020
- Coronavirus Pandemic’s Impact on Climate and Humanity | NowThis July 5, 2020
- Paul Robeson Speaks! 1958 KPFA Radio Interview July 5, 2020
- To sell or not to sell? | Nigeria protests Christie’s auction of looted sculptures July 5, 2020
- Republicans Prepare To Tank The Economy Because They Think Workers Are Lazy July 5, 2020
- Obama Blasts Trump Admin for Denying COVID-19 Reality | NowThis July 5, 2020
- Southern Florida Has Broken 120+ Heat Records In 2020 Alone | NowThis July 5, 2020
- Historic July 5, 2020
- Trump’s campaign strategy to focus on statues, ‘traditional American values’ July 5, 2020
- Experts focus on ‘superspreaders’ to study virus transmissions July 5, 2020
- Angela Davis on Abolition, Calls to Defund Police, Toppled Racist Statues & Voting in 2020 Election July 5, 2020
- Trump Retweets Video of Supporter Shouting ‘White Power’ | NowThis July 5, 2020
- Public show of support for NHS on 72nd anniversary – BBC News July 5, 2020
- Fourth of July weekend marred by COVID-19 in Southern California as coronavirus cases surge July 5, 2020
- Breaking new ground | Baltimore protesters topple Columbus statue July 5, 2020
- US Celebrates Independence Day as Coronavirus Spreads July 5, 2020
- Paul Robeson: On colonialism, African-American rights (Spotlight, ABC,1960) July 5, 2020
- Testimony of Paul Robeson before the House Committee on Un-American Activities, June 12, 1956 July 5, 2020
- Nina Simone: Strange Fruit July 5, 2020
- Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On July 5, 2020
- Sam Cooke – A Change Is Gonna Come (Official Lyric Video) July 5, 2020
- BBC World Service – Newshour, President Trump attacks ‘radical left’ in 4th July speech July 5, 2020
- What is Man – Prologue to Half-Earth: A Planet’s Fight for Life (full) July 5, 2020
- Demonstrators gather at the Malcolm X Park in Washington D.C. to protest July 5, 2020
- Self Education and the Dropout Stigma | Andrew Morris | TEDxYouth@ColumbiaSC July 5, 2020
- College Is(n’t) for Everyone | Gabriel Fotsing | TEDxMemphis July 5, 2020
- Higher Ed’s not in the business you think it is | Glenn Platt | TEDxMi amiUniversity July 5, 2020
- Higher education is not about getting a job | Fred D’Agostino | TEDxUQ July 5, 2020
- Re-thinking college: Alec Macmillen at TEDxMiddlebury July 5, 2020
- Rethinking Access and Success in Higher Education | Timothy Renick | TEDxGeorgiaStateU July 5, 2020
- One Trillion Dollars, Student Debt and Higher Education: Greg Gottesman at TEDxSeattle July 5, 2020
- Is College Worth It? Re-Imagining Higher Education | Janine Davidson | TEDxMSUDenver July 5, 2020
- What do we really mean when we say college isn’t for everyone? | Alex Bernadotte | TEDxBYU July 5, 2020
- Dad, why should I go to college? | Abel Sanchez | TEDxNatick July 5, 2020
- The Future of Higher Education | Kevin Manning | TEDxBaltimore July 5, 2020
- Designing a university for the new millennium: David Helfand at TEDxWestVancouverED July 5, 2020
- Blending technology and classroom learning: Jessie Woolley-Wilson at TEDxRainier July 5, 2020
- A different way to think about technology in education: Greg Toppo at TEDxAshburn July 5, 2020
- Elon Musk will take us to Mars – will it be home? | Reinier Zeldenrust | TEDxL ondonBusinessSchool July 5, 2020
- The Exploration and Colonization of Mars: Why Mars? Why Humans? | Dr. Joel Levine | TEDxRVA July 5, 2020
- A.I. will never replace human teachers | Soufiane Amzur | TEDxUCLouvain July 5, 2020
- The Missing Century of Black History in the Americas: Jane Landers at TEDxNashville July 5, 2020
- Should technology replace teachers? | William Zhou | TEDxKitchenerED July 5, 2020
- Why Technology Can’t Fix Education | Mary Jo Madda | TEDxChicago July 5, 2020
- Flipping the classroom — my journey to the other side: Jenn Williams at TEDxRockyViewSchoolsED July 5, 2020
- Click here– blended learning and the future of education: Monique Markoff at TEDxIthacaCollege July 5, 2020
Daily Archives: November 2, 2017
Republican tax policy focuses on one central idea: If you cut taxes, the economy will grow. Now the man who helped write that doctrine says it’s a myth. Bruce Bartlett, author of “The Truth Matters,” was an economic policy adviser for presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. And during the 1980s, he championed the idea that tax cuts would equal growth in the economy. In a recent op-ed in the Washington Post, Bartlett debunks the myth that, as he puts it, he helped create. Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal talks with Bartlett about the GOP tax myth and why it’s lasted so long.
Kai Ryssdal: Do me a favor and remind us what the Republican tax myth is.
Bruce Bartlett: The biggest Republican tax myth is that we had vast prosperity in the 1980s that dwarfed the growth in any other time period and that was totally and exclusively the result of the 1981 tax cut. And this is just total mythology. Real economic growth in the 1980s was less than it was in the 1970s or the 1990s.
Ryssdal: And yet, now here we are, a generation or more later, and tax cuts are still, you write, the go-to solution for Republicans.
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By Scott Tong November 01, 2017 | 4:24 PMThe EPA yesterday installed new science advisers, who run panels to assess the latest findings on, say, pollution and asthma for the agency. These boards are billed as the top independent experts in the field, but the advisers announced today have histories of siding with chemical makers, oil, gas and pesticide firms. So, who will they be looking out for when they meet and advise the regulators?
Representatives from Facebook, Google and Twitter are testifying before Congress this week about propaganda on their networks. Misinformation on social media has been aimed at creating division and unrest, especially around race. And as Facebook’s general counsel said on Tuesday, that’s still happening. For instance, fake Facebook accounts created by Russian operatives encouraged violence against Black Lives Matter protesters. Another one called Blacktivist suggested violence and protests against police.
Karsonya Wise Whitehead is an associate professor of communication at Loyola University. Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood talked with her about how online propaganda influences our real-life interactions and how much responsibility social media companies should bear. Below is an edited transcript of their conversation.
Molly Wood: Do you think these accounts were used to exacerbate racial tensions? Do you think that’s the case, and did it work?
Karsonya Wise Whitehead: I think that is the case. I mean we’re at a moment in time when racial tensions have been heightened for the past year. And I think that anything you add in to stir up the pot, to keep people upset, to further divide people, it’s going to be pretty successful at this moment in time.
Wood: And then what about trust in social media? One of the fake accounts that’s used as a big example was essentially sort of a Black Lives Matter account that was not real, but had more followers than the actual Black Lives Matter page. How does it affect trust when you think that you’re gathering in this online community with people that you want to talk to and then you find out they’re not real?
By Kai Ryssdal, Bridget Bodnar, and Emily Henderson November 01, 2017 | 2:59 PM
Tyson Foods isn’t just Tyson Chicken. The company includes Jimmy Dean sausages, Hillshire Farm and Ball Park franks. Tyson is a big food producer, right at the top of America’s corporate food chain. Earlier this year, the company pledged to eliminate the use of antibiotics in poultry sold with the Tyson label. Tom Hayes, Tyson’s president and CEO spoke to Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal from Arkansas, where his company is based. The following is an edited transcript of their conversation.
Kai Ryssdal: When you took over this gig a year-ish ago, what were the first couple of things you were thinking you had to do for this company?
Published on Jan 27, 2010
In an exclusive Fresh Dialogues interview, Robert Ballard, Ocean scientist of Titanic fame, discusses global warming. “It’s too late…all the ice is going to melt,” says Ballard. Yet he says we should still reduce our carbon footprint and limit population growth. Join the conversation at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fresh-D…
Natural cycle or Human impact? “It’s both,” says Ballard. “Whenever you have a tremendous controversy both sides tend to be right and wrong. You do have the natural interglacial warming that were experiencing, but you are increasing the severity of it with the human footprint.” See www.freshdialogues.com for more exclusive green interviews: Paul Krugman, Tom Friedman,
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Bound Together: How Traders, Preachers, Adventurers, and Warriors Shaped Globalization: Nayan Chanda
Since humans migrated from Africa and dispersed throughout the world, they have found countless ways and reasons to reconnect with each other. In this entertaining book, Nayan Chanda follows the exploits of traders, preachers, adventurers, and warriors throughout history as they have shaped and reshaped the world.
For Chanda, globalization is a process of ever-growing interconnectedness and interdependence that began thousands of years ago and continues to this day with increasing speed and ease.
In the end, globalization―from the lone adventurer carving out a new trade route to the expanding ambitions of great empires―is the product of myriad aspirations and apprehensions that define just about every aspect of our lives: what we eat, wear, ride, or possess is the product of thousands of years of human endeavor and suffering across the globe.
Chanda reviews and illustrates the economic and technological forces at play in globalization today and concludes with a thought-provoking discussion of how we can and should embrace an inevitably global world.
Offering insight and equal consideration into the societies of the “civilized” and “uncivilized” world, Europe and the People Without History deftly explores the historical trajectory of so-called modern globalization. In this foundational text about the development of the global political economy, Eric R. Wolf challenges the long-held anthropological notion that non-European cultures and peoples were isolated and static entities before the advent of European colonialism and imperialism.
Ironically referred to as “the People Without History” by Wolf, these societies before active colonization possessed perpetually changing, reactionary cultures and were indeed just as intertwined into the processes of the pre-Columbian global economic system as their European counterparts.
Utilizing Marxian concepts and a vivid consideration for the importance of history, Wolf judiciously traces the effects and conditions in Europe and the rest of the “known” world, beginning in 1400 AD, that allowed capitalism to emerge as the dominant ideology of the modern era.
Published on Jul 31, 2017
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- Health and climate change November 1, 2017