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- White House Chief of Staff Defends G7 Location [But, then….] Trump Ditches Hosting G7 Summit at his Golf Course October 20, 2019
- ‘I see women being on Mars just as much as men’ October 20, 2019
- Greta Thunberg at Edmonton Canada Vote Green Party October 19, 2019
- Temi Ibirogba on the African migrant crisis to Europe and the Americas October 19, 2019
- Consequential week in impeachment inquiry – The Day That Was | MSNBC October 19, 2019
- MPs back Brexit deal delay – BBC News October 19, 2019
- Trump’s Claim Kurds Are Happy: ‘It’s Simply Absurd, Cruel, It Makes H im Stupid’ | Deadline | MSNBC October 19, 2019
- GOP lawmaker on quid pro quo: It’s serious and troubling October 19, 2019
- John Kasich calls for Trump’s impeachment: I say it with great sadness October 19, 2019
- Nancy Pelosi: Trump had a meltdown in meeting October 19, 2019
- The “Doctrine of Discovery” justified indigenous genocide in 1493. Here’s why it must be retracted. October 19, 2019
- Why Most Americans Want To See “Far Left” Policies? October 18, 2019
- Nili Gilbert on sustainable, long-term investing October 18, 2019
- John Kasich on supporting impeachment and the question Trump voters should ask themselves October 18, 2019
- Have Humans Fucked It All Up? | John Seed a Deep Ecology Perspective October 18, 2019
- Jane Fonda returns to civil disobedience for climate change October 18, 2019
- Greta met by supporters, critics in Alberta October 18, 2019
- XR TV 18 October 2019: Closing Ceremony October 18, 2019
- What on Earth Have We Done? | We Need to Act Now! | Extinction Rebellion October 18, 2019
- How impeachment inquiry and Senate trial could unfold October 17, 2019
- Rachel Maddow On Corruption In the Oil And Gas Industry | All In | MSNBC October 17, 2019
- White House confirms aid to Ukraine contingent on 2016 election probe October 17, 2019
- Retired admiral: America is under attack from Trump October 17, 2019
- China a Rising Destination for Higher Education October 17, 2019
- Rep. Adam Smith On Trump’s Meeting Meltdown: ‘Very Dismissive And Very Insulting’ | All In | MSNBC October 17, 2019
- Trump Has ‘Meltdown’ As Giuliani Faces Criminal Probe | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC October 17, 2019
- The great death of insects | DW Documentary (Ecology documentary) October 17, 2019
- IMF lowers forecasts over trade battles October 17, 2019
- The Honorable Rosa DeLauro – Chubb Fellowship Address – October 2019 October 17, 2019
- Your ketchup might be from NW China’s Xinjiang October 17, 2019
- Trump Admin Proposes Opening Up Tongass National Forest to Logging October 17, 2019
- Homewreckers: How Wall Street, Banks & Trump’s Inner Circle Used the 2008 Housing Cras h to Get Rich October 17, 2019
- BBC News | Clare Farrell | 17.10.2019 | Extinction Rebellion October 17, 2019
- Jay Griffiths, “What we’re doing is utterly utterly necessary and right…” | Extinction Rebellion October 17, 2019
- What Ancient Climate Can Teach Us About Today’s Crisis October 17, 2019
- Black Tudors: Three Untold Stories October 17, 2019
- “Meltdown”: Trump Defends Syria Withdrawal as House Votes 354 to 60 to Condemn His Actions October 17, 2019
- While Angels Weep… Doing Theology on a Small Planet October 17, 2019
- Wilderness and Paradise in Chistian Thought: George H. Williams October 17, 2019
- Greta Thunberg gets mixed reaction upon arrival in Alberta October 16, 2019
- The Evolutionary History of Plants | From Plant To Planet with Nellie Nilsen | BBC Earth October 16, 2019
- Jeff Goodell on American Climate Refugees – the New Joads October 16, 2019
- Motivated Sellers: Disaster Capitalism in the Bahamas, Coming to a Neighborhood near You | Climate Denial Crock of the Week October 16, 2019
- Who bought Ecuador’s president? October 15, 2019
- The New Feudalism October 15, 2019
- Space capitalism: Is asteroid mining and space colonization legal? | Peter Ward October 15, 2019
- How to Save the Natural World: The Problem October 15, 2019
- We need to track the world’s water like we track the weather | Sonaar Luthra October 15, 2019
- Action on Climate Change: The Sustainable Growth Story of the 21st Century October 15, 2019
- “Measuring poverty around the world” – Tony Atkinson October 15, 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.