Daily Archives: November 13, 2019

Bill Moyers on Impeachment: All Presidents Lie, But Trump Has Created a Culture of Lying

Democracy Now!

Nov 13, 2019

Televised impeachment hearings begin today in the inquiry into whether President Trump withheld military aid from Ukraine to pressure the Ukrainian president to investigate his political rivals. Two witnesses are testifying today before the House Intelligence Committee: George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, and William Taylor, a former ambassador and the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine. Both officials have privately told congressional investigators that Trump withheld aid to Ukraine in an attempt to pressure Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Donald Trump is just the fourth U.S. president to face an impeachment inquiry. Bill Clinton was impeached in 1998. Andrew Johnson was impeached in 1868. Richard Nixon resigned in 1974 prior to an impeachment vote. We speak with the legendary journalist Bill Moyers, who covered the Nixon and Clinton impeachment hearings. In the 1960s, Moyers was a founding organizer of the Peace Corps and served as press secretary for President Lyndon Johnson. In 1971, he began an award-winning career as a television broadcaster that would last for over four decades. During that time, Moyers received over 30 Emmys and countless other prizes. He was elected to the Television Hall of Fame in 1995. Last week Bill Moyers took out a full-page ad in The New York Times urging PBS to broadcast the impeachment hearings live and to rerun them in primetime.

Delegates gather in Nairobi to discuss population and development

CGTN Africa

Nov 13, 2019

Over 6,000 delegates from 160 countries assembled in Nairobi, Kenya, as the International Conference on Population and Development summit kicked off. Leaders are taking stock of the progress made as well as the areas where more effort is required. CGTN’s Wilkister Nyabwa reports.

A History of Britain – The Humans Arrive (1 Million BC – 8000 BC)

The Histocrat

Aug 4, 2018

In this first episode we go back to the very beginning of human life of Britain. Note: The exact identity of the human species found at Happisburgh is a little more up in the air than this video makes it sound. Currently academic consensus looks to be moving towards Homo antecessor as the correct identity, however the stone tools found at Pakefield and Boxgrove are almost certainly from Homo heidelbergensis. This was simplified to Homo heidelbergensis in the video for the sake of brevity. Homo heidelbergensis may also have been ambush predators on top of scavengers and fishers.

The Problem with Museums

Origin Of Everything

Nov 12, 2019

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Are museum collections ethical? How did these institutions end up with their vast array of artifacts and remains from every corner of the globe? Well, chances are there was some definite shadiness involved. Today, Danielle examines this complicated debate and looks closely at the cases of Saartjie Baartman and Chang and Eng Bunker. What do you think? Should objects be repatriated, left on display, or something in between?

Created and Hosted by Danielle Bainbridge
Produced by Complexly for PBS Digital Studios

Origin of Everything is a show about the undertold histories and cultural dialogues that make up our collective story. From the food we eat, to the trivia and fun facts we can’t seem to get out of our heads, to the social issues we can’t stop debating, everything around us has a history. Origin of Everything is here to explore it all. We like to think that no topic is too small or too challenging to get started.

Works Cited:

Neumeier E. Mediating legacies of empire in the post-imperial museum. History & Anthropology. 2019;30(4):406-420. doi:10.1080/02757206.2019.1611573

MacRae, Christina, Abigail Hackett, Rachel Holmes, and Liz Jones. 2018. “Vibrancy, Repetition and Movement: Posthuman Theories for Reconceptualising Young Children in Museums.” Children’s Geographies 16 (5): 503–15. doi:10.1080/14733285.2017.1409884.

Wilkins, Annabelle. 2018. “The Ethics of Collaboration with Museums: Researching, Archiving and Displaying Home and Migration.” Area 50 (3): 418–25. doi:10.1111/area.12415.

Bramlett, Katie. 2018. “Legible Sovereignties: Rhetoric, Representations, and Native American Museums.” Composition Studies 46 (2): 219–22. http://search.ebscohost.com.turing.li….

Burritt, Amanda Maree. 2018. “Pedagogies of the Object: Artifact, Context and Purpose.” Journal of Museum Education 43 (3): 228–35. doi:10.1080/10598650.2018.1469909.

Gann, Jack, and Lauren Padgett. 2018. “Understanding the Victorians through Museum Displays.” Journal of Victorian Culture 23 (2): 170–86. doi:10.1093/jvcult/vcx016.

Lester, Peter. 2018. “Of Mind and Matter: The Archive as Object.” Archives & Records 39 (1): 73–87. doi:10.1080/23257962.2017.1407748.

Sex Museums: The Politics and Performance of Display Jennifer Tyburczy

Duncan F Cameron “The Museum, a Temple or the Forum”

Clifford, James. “Museums as Contact Zones.” Routes: Travel and Translation in the late 20th Century. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1997.

Macdonald, Sharon. A Companion to Museum Studies. Malden, MA ; Oxford: Blackwell Pub., 2006. Blackwell Companions in Cultural Studies ; 12. Web.

Monstrous Intimacies Christina Sharpe

Fixing a Broken Global Order: Is it Too Late?


Nov 12, 2019

The New Haven Program Committee and Yale’s MacMillan Center in collaboration with the American Academy of Arts & Sciences host a lively panel discussion on the state of the global order. The panel features: Samuel S. Kortum, James Burrows Moffatt Professor of Economics at Yale University; Paul Michael Kennedy, J. Richardson Dilworth Professor of History, Director of International Security Studies (Yale University); Ian Shapiro, Sterling Professor of Political Science (Yale University); Jing Tsu, John W. Schiff Professor of Modern Chinese Studies & Comparative Literature, Chair, Council on East Asian Studies (Yale University); and Arne Westad, Professor of History (Yale University).

Growing inequality: Can the rich really help the poor?

RT America

Nov 12, 2019

Rising fuel and food prices, corruption and other economic problems are all the result of rising inflation and income inequality. These in turn fuel ongoing and violent protest movements around the world. Now, some large corporations say they’re looking for ways to fight inequality and inspire public policy. RT America’s Sara Montes de Oca explains. Then investigative journalist Ben Swann joins Scottie Nell Hughes to discuss charitable foundations and Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) and whether they actually help people in need or else serve primarily as tax shelters for moneyed elites.