Daily Archives: April 7, 2020

Goldberg Variations Complete (J.S. Bach BWV 988), with score, Kimiko Ishizaka piano


Nov 28, 2014

New album from Kimiko Ishizaka! https://music.kimiko-piano.com/album/… Download the audio files (mp3, wav): https://kimikoishizaka.bandcamp.com/a… Kimiko Ishizaka on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kimiko.Ishiz… “Counterpoint passes back and forth between the hands in a conversational and judiciously balanced manner, while a strong lyrical inlpulse informs the cross-handed variations’ rapid, bravura passages (Vars 5 and 19, for example). Ishizaka’s restrained and concentrated way with slow minor-key variations (Vars 15,21 and 25) lets the music’s agonising harmonic tension speak softly for itself.” – Jed Distler, Gramophone Magazine “She has the fleet fingers to speed through the virtuoso variations with compelling clarity and the sensitivity to probe the dramatic potential of the slower, more profound numbers, pleasurably aided by her consistently lovely tone.” – Robert Schulslaper, Issue 36:1 (Sept/Oct 2012), Fanfare Magazine “The sound quality of the recording is top notch” “In fact, the album’s an audiophile gem.” – Reviewed by Christopher Lim in The Business Times, July 20, 2012. J.S. Bach’s “Goldberg Variations”, BWV 988, recorded by Kimiko Ishizaka on a Bösendorfer grand piano, with score following provided by the iPad app from MuseScore. For more information on this project, see http://www.opengoldbergvariations.org #0:00 Aria #5:00 Variation 1 #6:57 Variation 2 #9:03 Variation 3 #11:00 Variation 4 #12:10 Variation 5 #13:44 Variation 6 #15:22 Variation 7 #17:35 Variation 8 #19:31 Variation 9 #21:38 Variation 10 #23:24 Variation 11 #25:33 Variation 12 #27:49 Variation 13 #32:04 Variation 14 #34:20 Variation 15 #38:54 Variation 16 “Ouverture” #42:03 Variation 17 #43:47 Variation 18 #45:37 Variation 19 #47:03 Variation 20 #49:08 Variation 21 #53:02 Variation 22 #54:36 Variation 23 #56:55 Variation 24 #59:41 Variation 25 (“Black Pearl” – slideshow) #1:09:01 Variation 26 #1:11:03 Variation 27 #1:12:55 Variation 28 #1:15:20 Variation 29 #1:17:30 Variation 30 “Quodlibet” #1:19:32 Aria da Capo

City Resilience Stories Webinar Series – COVID-19: Coping, Learning & Building Urban Resilience

ICLEI Global

Apr 7, 2020

Clean Cities Coalition Network: A National Network of Local Coalitions

As part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO), Clean Cities coalitions foster the nation’s economic, environmental, and energy security by working locally to advance affordable, domestic transportation fuels, energy efficient mobility systems, and other fuel-saving technologies and practices. Since beginning in 1993, Clean Cities coalitions have achieved a cumulative impact in energy use equal to nearly 8 billion gasoline gallon equivalents through the implementation of diverse transportation projects.

Who We Are

Nearly 100 local coalitions serve as the foundation of Clean Cities by working in communities across the country to implement alternative fuels, fuel-saving technologies and practices, and new mobility choices. Clean Cities coalitions are comprised of businesses, fuel providers, vehicle fleets, state and local government agencies, and community organizations. Each coalition is led by an on-the-ground Clean Cities coordinator who tailors projects and activities to capitalize on the unique opportunities within their communities. Nationwide, nearly 16,000 stakeholders participate in Clean Cities coalitions, and through their collective efforts they are transforming local and regional transportation markets.

What We Do

At the national level, VTO develops partnerships and provides technical assistance and analysis, information resources, and online tools and data. At the local level, coalitions leverage these resources to create networks of local stakeholders and provide technical assistance to fleets implementing alternative and renewable fuels, idle-reduction measures, fuel economy improvements, and emerging transportation technologies.

Together, Clean Cities’ efforts support a broad set of approaches that improve transportation efficiency at the local, state, and national levels. Clean Cities’ activities include:

  • Building partnerships with local coalitions of public- and private-sector transportation stakeholders
  • Developing unbiased and objective information resources covering alternative fuels, advanced vehicles, new mobility choices, and other strategies that improve transportation efficiency and reduce costs
  • Maintaining interactive, data-driven online tools to help stakeholders evaluate options and achieve goals
  • Sharing best practices and lessons learned to inform choices and build a strong national network
  • Using robust processes to collect and maintain relevant data sets to inform transportation decision making
  • Providing technical assistance to help fleets deploy alternative fuels, advanced vehicles, and fuel-saving measures
  • Working with industry partners and fleets to identify and address technology barriers and research needs
  • Empowering local decision makers to successfully identify and implement new transportation strategies
  • Seeding local alternative-fuel markets through projects that deploy vehicles and fueling infrastructure.

Amazon “Profiting from This Pandemic” as Warehouse Workers Walk Off Job to D emand Safer Conditions

Democracy Now!

Apr 7, 2020

Just a week after Amazon fired a worker who led a walkout, workers at the same Staten Island warehouse walked off the job again Monday to protest unsafe working conditions as online orders soar during the pandemic. We get an update from Angeles Solis, lead organizer at Make the Road New York, which helped organize the strike. Solis helps lead the group’s Beyond Amazon coalition in New York City. If Amazon doesn’t do more to protect workers, “they are not only profiting from this pandemic, but they’re helping to perpetuate it,” Solis says. We also talk about mutual aid organizing among immigrant and low-income communities, and Make the Road’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund.

Deaths of Inequality: AOC on Black and Latinx Communities at Epicenter of Epicenter of the Pandemic

Democracy Now!

Apr 7, 2020

As COVID-19 deaths spike in African-American and immigrant communities, almost a third of New York City’s infections are in Queens, one of the most diverse places in the world, and many in the hardest-hit neighborhoods are undocumented and working-class. We speak with Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who represents the neighborhoods at the epicenter of the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, about how the Trump administration’s response to the pandemic is causing “deaths of incompetence,” “deaths of science denial” and “deaths of inequality.”

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders & Fight for a Progressive Future

Democracy Now!

Apr 7, 2020

As millions hope to receive support as soon as possible from the massive coronavirus stimulus bill passed by Congress without adequate oversight mechanisms, we look at who will benefit from “extraordinary asymmetrical assistance” that went to corporations instead of working people. “Some of the people who need it the most are not getting it,” says Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. “This contributes to a public health crisis in addition to an economic one.” She also discusses plans for the 2020 election and a “progressive future” for the United States with a single-payer health system and a living wage.

How to Prepare for the Trump Recession with Robert Reich

Robert Reich

Mar 31, 2020

Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich explains what we must do to prepare for the looming recession caused by the coronavirus outbreak and the Trump administration’s botched response. While corporations got a $500 billion windfall, working Americans got a measly one-time $1,200 check to get by during this months-long crisis. With 3.3 million people filing for unemployment in a single week, it’s time to start preparing for the inevitable recession ahead. We need to strengthen and expand unemployment insurance so that no worker gets left behind, strengthen public assistance, and protect food stamps.

Trump Seeks To Help Oil and Gas Industry As Millions Lose Jobs

Free Speech TV

Apr 7, 2020

Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with John Noel, a Senior Climate Campaigner at Greenpeace.

As thousands of Americans lost their lives, and millions lost jobs, Republican members of the House and Senate asked President Donald Trump to help the oil and gas industry. Obliging his party members, Trump met with the CEOs of Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Occidental Petroleum, and others at the White House to offer his help to an industry that perhaps needs the least amount of help.

For years oil and gas companies have received direct tax-payer subsidies, and have been among the most profitable sectors of the economy, as well as the most destructive to the environment.

Now, with mass stay-at-home orders due to the coronavirus, oil prices have dropped precipitously. T

rump has also claimed to intervene on behalf of big oil, saying he brokered a deal between Russia and Saudi Arabia to reduce production and thereby increase prices.

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Dr. Fauci Addresses Question Of ‘When’ We’ll Return To Normal | Morning Joe | MSNBC


Apr 7, 2020

During Monday’s coronavirus briefing, Dr. Anthony Fauci answered the question of ‘when’ things will be returning to normal for Americans. The panel discusses. Aired on 4/7/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news, in-depth analysis of politics headlines, as well as commentary and informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, Meet the Press Daily, The Beat with Ari Melber, Deadline: White House with Nicolle Wallace, Hardball, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and more.