Daily Archives: February 24, 2021

Looking for Life on Mars | NOVA | PBS

NOVA PBS Official – 24 February 2021

Premiered 2 hours ago

Follow along as NASA launches the Mars 2020 Mission, perhaps the most ambitious hunt yet for signs of ancient life on Mars. The spacecraft will blaze into the Martian atmosphere at some 12,000 miles per hour and attempt to lower the Perseverance Rover in the rocky Jezero Crater, home to a dried-up river delta scientists think could have harbored life. Perseverance will comb the area for signs of life and collect samples for possible return to Earth. Traveling onboard is a four-pound helicopter that will conduct a series of test flights—the first on another planet. During its journey, Perseverance will also test technology designed to produce oxygen from the Martian atmosphere, in hopes that the gas could be used for fuel—or for humans to breathe—on future missions.

Minimum Wage Maximum Rage (w/Bernie Sanders)

Thom Hartmann Program

Feb 24, 2021

Americans need help, higher wages, COVID Relief, leading that cause is Senator Bernie Sanders

As a nation we face a level of crisis not seen in our lifetimes. Senator Bernie Sanders joined Thom to talk about the pandemic and what is wrong with the county. Working with the White House, the needs of those in the country are here to be improved with legislation. Senator Bernie Sanders joined Thom, saying that every working adult will receive another $1,400 under plans and to extend employment benefits until September.

They Screwed Texas & People Died (w/ Greg Palast)

Thom Hartmann Program

Feb 24, 2021

It wasn’t just a snowstorm that took out electricity in Texas, it was George Bush, Ken Lay and deregulation. Texas is being ripped off for electricity – all due to George W. Bush doing favors on deregulation for ‘mates’ in TX. And today, Texans are paying the price – literally. And some die.
Greg Palast joined Thom to explain why the US no longer has the cheapest and most reliable electricity.
WATCH NEXT: Price Gauging Power Companies Profit Off Storm – https://youtu.be/D0FLccQxZYE

How this young prince seized power in Saudi Arabia

Vox – Jan 23, 2018

MBS is transforming Saudi Arabia and the Middle East. Help us make more ambitious videos by joining the Vox Video Lab. It gets you exclusive perks, like livestream Q&As with all the Vox creators, a badge that levels up over time, and video extras bringing you closer to our work! Learn more at http://bit.ly/video-lab​ Mohammad bin Salman was designated as Saudi Arabia’s new crown prince in June 2017. Since then, he has rapidly consolidated power and led Saudi Arabia towards some progressive reforms, such as granting women the right to drive. He also has plans to privatize certain segments of the economy, with the goal of reducing Saudi Arabia’s economic dependency on oil. These changes, along with a suppression of Saudi Arabia’s religious Right, could potentially begin to destabilize one of the Middle East’s most powerful nations.

Dissident documentary sheds light on Saudi Arabia’s dark tactics

CBC News: The National

Feb 24, 2021

A new documentary, The Dissident, aims to shed light on Saudi Arabia’s role in murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the danger some of his allies, including those in Canada, still face. Khashoggi’s fiance, Hatice Cengiz, talks to Adrienne Arsenault about her frustration over the lack of accountability for his death.

Dismantling Anti-Black Racism in the Food Movement

The Edible Schoolyard Project

Streamed live 2 hours ago 24 Feb. 2021

Speakers: Shakirah Simley and guests

Food-matters,

Restoring History – PBS NewsHour full episode, Feb. 24, 2021

PBS NewsHour

Vaccine Distribution Worldwide – PBS, Newshour, 24 February 2021

Galaxy Song

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Part 5: Live Organ Transplants (Galaxy Song) (From “The Meaning Of Life” Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Artist \ Monty Python

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Asylum Welcome – Oxford, U.K.