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- The Toilet An unspoken History May 23, 2019
- Top 10 David Attenborough Series You NEED To Watch May 23, 2019
- BBC World Service – The Forum, The Moon from Earth May 23, 2019
- Anti-Capitalist Chronicles: Accumulation by Dispossession – David Harvey May 23, 2019
- How to Future-Proof Humanity | Paul Mason May 23, 2019
- Arundhati Roy on Narendra Modi, Indian elections and the rise of fake news May 23, 2019
- Albertan evacuees wait in limbo as crews battle out-of-control wildfire May 22, 2019
- Vandana Shiva On Strombo: Full Extended Interview May 22, 2019
- Where to Invade Next Official Trailer 1 (2016) – Michael Moore Documentary May 22, 2019
- Chicago’s New Mayor to End Water Shutoffs May 22, 2019
- The Point: Boeing admits flaw in 737 Max flight simulator May 22, 2019
- What is Puerto Rico not getting? May 22, 2019
- Tornado Outbreak: The Role of Climate Change May 22, 2019
- If You Won’t, We Will: Youth Action on Climate May 21, 2019
- E.P.A. Plans to Get Thousands of Pollution Deaths Off the Books by Changing Its Math – The New York Times May 21, 2019
- Noam Chomsky – On Being Truly Educated May 21, 2019
- What happened when an Indian drug company offered affordable AIDS medication May 21, 2019
- Kids’ vegan diet: Conscious choice or child endangerment? May 21, 2019
- Oxford Green Week Talk: ‘Protecting the high seas’ with Prof Alex Rogers May 21, 2019
- 40 years of FAO in Nigeria May 21, 2019
- Trump’s Real Estate Dealings Needed a ‘Criminal Organization:’ Deutsche Bank May 20, 2019
- Protesters Call on Whitney Museum to Remove Tear Gas Manufacturer’s CEO from B oard May 20, 2019
- Australian Voters Choose Conservative PM Morrison Over Opponent Who Vowed to Tackle Climate Change May 20, 2019
- Evacuation ordered for High Level as Alberta wildfire approaches May 20, 2019
- Mission to Mars through the Moon May 20, 2019
- Through data-based food waste prevention, Leanpath helps #MoveTheDate, explains Steve Finn May 20, 2019
- Roger Entne discusses impact of US Huawei ban May 20, 2019
- Car-centric urban planning = major challenge to transforming mobility in the US ~ Tom Maguire, SFMTA May 20, 2019
- Trump’s Trade War (full film) | FRONTLINE May 20, 2019
- From Gallery to Reality (… and Back): The Display of Art and the Art of Display in the Digital Age | EV & N – 314 | CCTV May 20, 2019
- Chris Salisbury on Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s victory May 18, 2019
- Live: The Full Flower Blue Moon蓝月亮 May 18, 2019
- UN Chief on the Climate Frontlines – Tuvalu May 18, 2019
- American farmers take the fall for US-China trade war… yet Trump believes benefits are to come May 18, 2019
- Museums push to get more young people in the doors May 17, 2019
- How are youth forcing world leaders to act on climate change? May 17, 2019
- NEW GAMBIA DEVELOPMENT PLANS ON CONSTRUCTION OF FEEDER ROADS IS A COMMITMENT TO THIS GOVERNMENT May 17, 2019
- Earth Day Feed the 5000 Extinction Rebellion⌛( Marble Arch 22.4.19) May 17, 2019
- Cultivating equality in the food system | Danielle Nierenberg | TEDxManhattan May 17, 2019
- Sahara Forest Project: From vision to reality May 17, 2019
- “Food systems transformation” Discussion by leaders from IRRI, IWMI, and WorldFish May 17, 2019
- IPCC Released Its New Report on Climate Change & other topics – Daily Briefing (08 October 2018) May 17, 2019
- What Would It Mean to Win? (Pt 2/2) – YouTube May 17, 2019
- From Gallery to Reality (… and Back): The Display of Art and the Art of Display in the Digital Age May 16, 2019
- J. S. Bach – Brandenburg Concertos May 16, 2019
- Displaced Cameroonians struggle to survive May 16, 2019
- Healthy Soils Testimony – Seth Itzkan & Karl Thidemann May 16, 2019
- Sick Pigs from GMO Foods | Interview with Jeffery Smith May 16, 2019
- Stories of extreme sea level rise | Dr Tamsin Edwards May 16, 2019
- Deleted Blade Runner scene: Mexico City covered with ash & smoke from raging wildfires May 16, 2019
Daily Archives: September 28, 2018
It seems that Puerto Rico gets a surge of mainstream news coverage whenever President Trump tweets insults about the island’s struggles after the force of Hurricane Maria. This week, he claimed that his administration’s response was an “unsung success” and then — facing the criticism that nearly 3,000 people died in the aftermath — he claimed on Twitter that the death toll was a fabrication by Democrats.
What to do but despair? Yarimar Bonilla, in a Twitter thread and a Washington Post column, argues that Trump’s lies could be an opportunity. Instead of allowing the president to drag the debate back to the basic facts of Maria, she talks to Bob about how Puerto Ricans and their allies could harness the attention for deeper understanding of how the island’s problems do not begin or end with President Trump.
This segment is from our September 14th, 2018 episode, Doomed to Repeat.
September 14, 2018
Ten years ago this week, the Wall Street investment firm Lehman Brothers collapsed, setting in motion the financial crisis that devastated the world’s economy. The news coverage reflected a state of abject shock. And yet, many of the warning signs had been there all along — with some reporters claiming that they had, indeed, been pointing them out.
So why the disconnect? Bob speaks with Dean Starkman, author of The Watchdog That Didn’t Bark: The Financial Crisis and the Disappearance of Investigative Journalism, who says that the very nature of business journalism in the lead up to the crisis can offer us some clues about what went wrong — and how it might go less wrong in the future.
This segment is from our September 14th, 2018 episode, Doomed to Repeat.
Russ Lewis covers his eyes from a gust of wind and a blast of sand as Hurricane Florence approaches Myrtle Beach, S.C., Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. ( David Goldman / AP Images )
The anniversary of a disaster gives us a moment to reflect on whether we have learned the right lessons — or any at all. This week, we examine the narratives that have solidified ten years after the financial crisis, and one year after Hurricane Maria.
1. Political anthropologist Yarimar Bonilla [@yarimarbonilla] on how we can focus our attention on Puerto Rico’s structural challenges even as the president spouts falsities about the “unsung success” of the federal response to Hurricane Maria. Listen.
2. Dean Starkman [@deanstarkman], author of The Watchdog That Didn’t Bark: The Financial Crisis and the Disappearance of Investigative Journalism, on how the signs of the financial crisis had been visible leading up to it but many journalists were looking elsewhere. Listen.
4. Copenhagen Business School business historian Per Hansen on Hollywood’s depiction of the board room and Wall Street from 1928 to 2015. Listen.
Tanzina Vega, the host of The Takeaway, is in Puerto Rico reporting on how attitudes on the island have shifted since Hurricane Maria. Vega tells host Marco Werman that since residents have had to fend for their own in the wake of the disaster, they’ve by necessity become more self-reliant.
Leo Cerda is pictured at a San Francisco demonstration pushing for action on climate change in September 2018. Credit: Elena Graham/PRI
Billions of people all over the globe are already feeling the impacts of climate change — from the deserts of Somaliland to the peat bogs of northern Canada. Here are some stories from the front lines of climate change that we gathered at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco in mid-September (listen to each person talk by clicking the audio players below the images).
Alberto Rodríguez engineered his own electrial system to care for his wife. They’re featured in a new, short documentary from Univision. Credit: Screengrab from video
Alberto Rodríguez has designed an impressive power system for his home in Puerto Rico. A wind turbine and solar panels lead to batteries that are then converted to power for the home.
But Rodríguez isn’t trying merely to keep the lights on — he’s trying to keep his wife, Mirella, alive. Mirella suffered a stroke about a month after Hurricane Maria came ashore last year. Maria knocked out power to their home, and so if Mirella was to come home from the hospital, Rodríguez had to find a way to generate a stable power supply.
So he did.