Monthly Archives: December 2020

Senate Republicans Block Vote On $2,000 Stimulus Checks | Craig Melvin | MSNBC


Dec 31, 2020

NBC’s Sahil Kapur reports as Senate Republicans blocked a vote on the House plan to increase stimulus check payments to Americans to $2,000. Aired on 12/31/2020.

McConnell Held Up Stimulus Bill Over Legal Immunity For Corporations That Expose Workers To COVID

The Ring of Fire

Published on Dec 31, 2020

Via America’s Lawyer: While businesses grapple with how to protect the health of employees returning to work, senators on Capitol Hill have been in support of offering companies legal immunity. Litigation Director for the Public Justice Food Project David Muraskin joins Mike Papantonio to explain how corporate immunity would prevent COVID-stricken workers from holding their managers accountable.

2020 Ticknor Society Show & Tell

Ticknor Society    Dec 30, 2020
The annual Show & Tell was on Thursday, December 10, and five Ticknor members shared wildly different bibliophilic interests, but with some surprising overlaps. The presenters were:

– Phoebe Bean, “A Woman’s Touch: Ann Franklin Imprints”
– John Hemenway, “Howland Island, Its Birds and Rats, as Observed by a Certain Mr. Stetson in 1854.”
– Jean Maguire, “Nature and Design”
– George F. Murphy, “Price of Books: Shabby American Imprints and the Legacy of Richard Price”
– Tim Weiskel, “Some New Questions from Reading Old Books: Imagining & Imaging the Agro-Ecology & Pathology of European Empire”

Nick Mulvey – In the Anthropocene

Nick Mulvey

Oct 1, 2019

Nick Mulvey has teamed up with Sharp’s Brewery to make music that will generate funds for Surfers Against Sewage, to help with their work to reduce plastic and protect the oceans. The songs asks; ‘In the Anthropocene what does your freedom mean?’, the Anthropocene is the current geological age, viewed as the period during which human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment. The lyrics explore themes of responsibility and freedom at this time. Nick says “My music is about knowing who – or what – we are, right at the core; aliveness itself, conscious. These times of urgent global crisis are demanding we re-examine ourselves and the world and we raise ourselves to match the Earth, this wonder-organism from which we are not, and have never been, separate.” Stream here:…

Music in this video

Learn more

Listen ad-free with YouTube Premium


In the Anthropocene


Nick Mulvey

Licensed to YouTube by

UMG (on behalf of Fiction); UNIAO BRASILEIRA DE EDITORAS DE MUSICA – UBEM, LatinAutorPerf, Concord Music Publishing, LatinAutor – PeerMusic, and 3 Music Rights Societies

Inside the Secret Mounds Of Pre-Historic America | Ancient Mysteries (S3) | Full Episode | History


Join Lawrence Fishburne as he uncovers the truth behind the strangest mysteries of all time in History’s Greatest Mysteries: Solved –

A fascinating exploration of the tens of thousands of mounds left behind by the people of Cahokia, an ancient city in North America. The huge structures include temple mounds, in Season 3, Episode 8, “Secret Mounds Of Pre-Historic America.”

Jon Ossoff Calls Out Kelly Loeffler Live on Fox News | NowThis

NowThis News

Published on Dec 30, 2020

Jon Ossoff called out Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s affiliation with white supremacists live on Fox News.

Women join front lines of India farmers’ protest

Associated Press

Published on Dec 30, 2020

Women join front lines of India farmers’ protest

US Senate leader denies bipartisan bid for $2000 Covid-19 relief checks

FRANCE 24 English

Published on Dec 30, 2020

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell all but shut the door Wednesday on President Donald Trump’s push for $2,000 COVID-19 relief checks, declaring Congress has provided enough pandemic aid as he blocked another attempt by Democrats to force a vote.

Covid vaccines in Africa: What you need to know – BBC Africa

BBC News Africa

Dec 30, 2020

BBC Africa speaks to two health experts to find answers to key questions about Covid-19 vaccines in Africa, such as why a vaccine is needed, how we know if it’s safe and when Africans will be able to get it.

Video edited by Anne Okumu

Video producers: Hugo Williams, Penny Dale and Samuel Lando

Presenters: Yemisi Adegoke and Georgie Ndirangu

Senate remains at a standstill over increased COVID relief checks

PBS NewsHour
Dec 30, 2020

The struggle to provide additional COVID relief continues in the U.S. Senate. The passage of $2,000 relief checks is stalled despite President Trump’s repeated demands for larger direct payments. Anna Palmer, senior Washington correspondent for POLITICO, joins Amna Nawaz to discuss.