In the wake of protests against systemic racism in the U.S., many industries are reexamining past practices and facing questions about their own racial biases. One new effort puts a spotlight on the world of publishing. Jeffrey Brown reports and talks to Simon & Schuster’s Dana Canedy, the first Black person to head a major publishing house, for our ongoing series about arts and culture, Canvas.
Despite public outcry and scientific discrepancy, the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District is currently (as of July 2020) considering approving genetically engineered (GE) mosquitoes for environmental release in Monroe County, Florida, and Harris County, Texas. If approved, this would be the first GE mosquito allowed by regulators for release and would result in the release of 52 million mosquitoes per week.
Watch this webinar co-hosted by the Center for Food Safety and Friends of the Earth U.S. and featuring independent experts to learn more about GE mosquitoes, including the environmental and public health risks, and Oxitec’s history of attempted releases.The webinar took place on July 13, 2020, via zoom.
Professor Jeffrey Powell, Yale University Dr. Helen Wallace, GeneWatch UK Dr. John Norris, MD, Lower Keys Medical Center Ed Russo, Florida Keys Environmental Coalition
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden released new policy proposals Tuesday aimed at addressing the climate crisis. The plans were informed by a task force put together by former Biden competitor Sen. Bernie Sanders, and they represent a progressive shift for Biden. But will the ideological evolution be enough to win over Sanders supporters? Sanders joins Amna Nawaz to discuss.
Traditionally, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — the CDC — is seen as the leading government agency to monitor public health and convey key information to the public. It typically avoided politics. But during the coronavirus pandemic, the CDC’s role has been very different. Dr. Richard Besser, a former acting director of the agency, joins William Brangham to discuss the shift.
You should be richer, $381 Billion dollars richer… but the 1% have cheated you out of $381 billion dollars in taxes. The 1% are not paying taxes which ARE owed – they just do not pay. And what could that money pay for? Let’s take a look
On his way to becoming Florida governor, Ron DeSantis oversaw the treatment of Guantanamo Bay detainees, made a racial comment that was too much for Fox News, and showed his kid ‘building the wall’ in ads. Here’s how he got to the top during the COVID crisis.
HAPPENING NOW—TRUMP FACT-CHECK: Pres. Trump holds an impromptu press conference in the Rose Garden, and we’re fact-checking live. New just broke that the White House is ordering hospitals to bypass the CDC and report COVID-19 data directly to an administration database. Some health experts fear this will allow the White House to conceal key data from doctors and the public. Yesterday Trump spent the morning retweeting wild conspiracy theories by former ‘Love Connection’ host Chuck Woolery that doctors and the CDC are lying to the public about the pandemic.
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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