Daily Archives: May 30, 2019

Nelson Mandela at Harvard

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s address | Harvard Commencement 2019

Will South America Become China’s “New Africa?”

Scott Warren Provided Food & Water to Migrants in Arizona; He Now Faces Up to 20 Years in Prison

BBC World Service – 13 Minutes to the Moon, Ep.03 Long Island Eagle

Ep.03 Long Island Eagle  13 Minutes to the Moon

Ugly, angry, with four legs and wrapped in gold: it was a spacecraft like nothing on Earth. The story of Grumman’s lunar module, with Kevin Fong.
Charlie Duke
Dick Dunne
John Devaney
Alan Contessa
Neil Armstrong courtesy of the Johnson Space Center Oral History Project
Tom Kelly courtesy of the MIT Museum Collections
Theme music by Hans Zimmer for Bleeding Fingers Music

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A Mental Health ‘Epidemic’ Among College Students And Their Parents : Shots – Health News : NPR

A file photo shows the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Dr. Anthony Rostain, co-author of The Stressed Years of Their Lives, says today’s college students are experiencing an “inordinate amount of anxiety.” Lisa Poole/AP

May 28, 20192:44 PM ET Heard on Fresh Air

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As colleges and universities across the country report an explosion of mental health problems, a new book argues that college life may be more stressful than ever. Dr. Anthony Rostain, co-author of The Stressed Years of Their Lives, notes that today’s college students are experiencing an “inordinate amount of anxiety” — much of it centered on “surviving college and doing well.”

“What we’re seeing now are growing numbers of students coming [onto] campus who are already being treated for mental illness, or who are on various medications and who really have learned to manage their illnesses at home,” he says, “but suddenly they’re on their own and sometimes they’re not following through [with] their own recommended treatments.”

Rostain is a professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and the former chair of the school’s Task Force on Student Psychological Health and Welfare. His co-author, B. Janet Hibbs, is a family and couples psychotherapist whose son took a medical leave of absence during his first college spring break to deal with anxiety and depression. Hibbs faced a difficult set of choices: she wanted to best parent her son as he struggled, but she also wanted his life to stay on track.

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Save The Bees: EPA Bans 12 Pesticides Harmful To Honeybees | On Point

Honeybees are shown on a frame at beekeeper Denise Hunsaker’s apiary, Monday, May 20, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (Rick Bowmer/AP)

With Meghna Chakrabarti

The EPA is pulling a dozen products containing chemicals harmful to honeybees. It’s the end of a long legal battle, but not the end of the threat to bees.


Adam Allington, chemicals and pesticides reporter for Bloomberg Environment. Host of Bloomberg Environment’s “Business of Bees” podcast. (@aallington)

Aimee Code, pesticide program director at the the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. (@xercessociety)

Carson Klosterman, corn and soybean farmer who uses neonics. Former president of the North Dakota Corngrowers Association. (@NDStripTillCorn)