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.
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.
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.
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
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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.
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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).
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.
Welcome to Transition Studies. To prosper for very much longer on the changing Earth humankind will need to move beyond its current fossil-fueled civilization toward one that is sustained on recycled materials and renewable energy. This is not a trivial shift. It will require a major transition in all aspects of our lives.
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