Boston UniversityApr 7, 2010
Noam Chomsky, an emeritus professor of linguistics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a well-known political activist critical of U.S. foreign policy, traces modern-day American imperialism to its earliest roots, 25 years before the American Revolution, and he explains how the United States has lived up to its reputation as “the most frightening and dangerous country in the world.”
Hosted by Boston University School of Law and the Boston University Anti-War Coalition on April 24, 2008.
Amanpour and CompanySep 15, 2021
California Governor Gavin Newsom easily beat a recall challenge last night, in part by emphasizing his commitment to mask and vaccine mandates. This is in stark contrast to the approach of Republican governors in states like Texas and Florida. Former GOP strategist Steve Schmidt dismisses their anti-science stance as a ploy to woo the far right. Schmidt, who resigned from the board of The Lincoln Project in February, tells Michel Martin how Democrats should seize the moment.
University of California Television (UCTV)Sep 15, 2021
In touching every aspect of our lives, the COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly disrupted our sense of well-being and produced uncertainty and anxiety. How do we find resilience while remaining productive and caring family members, friends, professionals and citizens in these unprecedented times? UC Berkeley psychologist Dacher Keltner, who has studied stress, relationships and well-being for 25 years and is co-founder of the campus’s Greater Good Science Center, shares ideas and practices for cultivating resilience and connection as we face the challenges of the coming months. Drawing on insights from the center’s Science of Happiness online course, podcast series and magazine, Keltner shares tips on how to manage stress and find meaningful connections while social distancing, completing each video with simple, science-tested practices useful for this moment in time. [Show ID: 37390]
Beinecke Library’s Michael Morand discusses the Plan of the City of New Haven by James Wadsworth in 1748, the earliest surviving manuscript map of New Haven. The talk follows threads of local history from the marks Wadsworth made to sketch a reckoning with history, including rediscovering “Jethro a blackman farmer,” his family, and the work of free and enslaved people in the construction of Connecticut Hall at Yale, the first brick building in Connecticut and the oldest surviving building in the compact part of New Haven.
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