Daily Archives: October 25, 2019

Report on race: The South ‘Divided by Design’

Associated Press Oct 25, 2019

Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is tackling the race issue, starting with a report called “Divided by Design,” based on surveys and interviews with people in 28 communities in 13 Southern states. (Oct. 25)

Jane Fonda: Put Oil and Gas Executives on Trial

The Real News NetworkOct 25, 2019

Before she got arrested at her weekly #FireDrillFriday demonstration, Jane Fonda told TRNN’s Dharna Noor that she tried to get Netflix to give her a yearlong hiatus from Grace and Frankie to continue protesting climate inaction.

From The Moon to Mars – NASA’s Artemis Program

NASA VideoOct 25, 2019

On the final day of the International Astronautical Congress in Washington, DC, Administrator Jim Bridenstine gave an update on the Artemis program and the critical role of international partnerships. He announced that the agency will send the VIPER rover to the Moon to map water ice before astronauts land there in 2024 and gave the agency’s Distinguished Service Medal to former U.S. representative John Culberson.

Corporate Deception


Dec 4, 2009

Prof. Douglas Rae, Richard S. Ely Professor of Management and Professor of Political Science, and James Alexander, formerly of Spinnaker Exploration, respond to a students question about the nature of unethical business practices.

Douglas Rae on Capitalism: Knowledge Drives Wealth (Parts I, 2 & 3)

YaleUniversityOct 24, 2019

Douglas Rae, Richard Ely Professor of Management Emeritus at Yale, gave a series of three lectures in October 2019 on “Capitalism: Knowledge Drives Wealth” for the Henry L. Stimson Lectures on World Affairs at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale. The “Capitalism: Knowledge Drives Wealth” lectures focus on three themes: “What the American Founders Got Wrong,” on Tuesday, October 22; “When Markets Force Learning: America in the 19th Century” on Wednesday, October 23; and “America’s Unequal Capitalist Republic” on Thursday, October 24. The lectures are sponsored by the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies and the Yale University Press.

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Changing farm structure and rural transformation in Africa

IFPRIOct 25, 2019

This PIM Webinar recorded on October 24, 2019 features a presentation by and a discussion with Dr. Thomas Jayne, University Foundation Professor of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics at Michigan State University. The rise of medium-scale farms is affecting Africa in diverse ways that are difficult to generalize. Findings presented in this seminar indicate that medium-scale commercialized farms can be a dynamic driver of agricultural transformation but this does not reduce the importance of agricultural ministries maintaining a clear commitment to supporting smallholder farms. Strengthening land tenure security of indigenous rural people to maintain land rights and support productivity investments by smallholder farm household remains crucial.

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Poll: Few favor reparations for slavery in US

Associated Press Oct 25, 2019

Discussions around reparations have moved from grassroots rumblings to Democratic presidential debate stages, yet a new poll shows relatively few Americans are in favor of giving money to descendants of black slaves in the United States. (Oct. 25)

Do schools kill creativity? | Sir Ken Robinson


Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

How to escape education’s death valley | Sir Ken Robinson

TED May 10, 2013

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish — and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational “death valley” we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility.

10/12/2019 Larry Gladney – Peering into the Dark Side of the Universe

YaleUniversityOct 25, 2019

Prof. Larry Gladney, Yale Department of Physics Humans have been doing science for as long as there is recorded history. We have recently learned that all of that science has been observing and studying things that constitute less than 5 percent of the stuff in the universe. Starting now, a whole new type of astronomy is being invented to find, study and understand the other 95%. What could be the ultimate mystery of physics: what is the dark stuff that determines the fate of the universe? Science Saturdays is an award-winning lecture series designed for families that brings the excitement of research and the passion of scientists to the community. Each event involves a lecture by a Yale professor and hands-on science demonstrations run by Yale College students.