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The Clarke County Democrat Podcast

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Voices of Vision Leaders
The Significance of Accessible Medical Testing and Online Portals with Dan Spoone and Clark Rachfal

Voices of Vision Leaders

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 46:13


This episode, we speak with Dan Spoone and Clark Rachfal from the American Council of the Blind (ACB) to discuss the importance of accessibility in regards to Covid-19 testing kits and online medical portals. Recently, the Department of Justice and Department of Health and Human Services issued guidance on nondiscrimination in telehealth, which can be found here: https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2022/07/29/hhs-and-doj-issue-guidance-on-nondiscrimination-in-telehealth-the-week-of-the-32nd-anniversary-of-the-americans-with-disabilities-act-ada.html --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/visionserve-alliance/message

The Clarke County Democrat Podcast

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The Franchise Academy Podcast
Rick Mayo, Fitness Expert and Founder of Alloy Personal Training

The Franchise Academy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022


Rick Mayo is the founder and CEO of Alloy Personal Training, est 1992. Rick and his team have licensed the Alloy training systems to over 2,000 clubs worldwide. Alloy has recently pivoted to a full franchise model to better serve our communities and owners. Rick is a featured speaker at conferences domestically and internationally, speaking on how to best run service based businesses, leadership and create an amazing customer experience. He has written numerous articles on the business of fitness for trade journals and contributes regularly to national publications such as Men's Health. Rick sits on the board for the GA State exercise science department as well as the Association of Fitness Studios. Rick is also an NSCA certified personal trainer and has also been elected to the Industry Board of Advisors for the American Council on Exercise.

The EdUp Experience
507: Higher Ed's Advocate - with Dr. Derrick Anderson, Senior VP & Dr. Gailda Davis, Assistant VP & Chief of Staff for the Learning & Engagement Division at the American Council on Education (ACE)

The EdUp Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 51:59


We welcome YOU back to America's leading higher education podcast, The EdUp Experience! It's YOUR time to #EdUp In this episode, YOUR guests are Dr. Derrick Anderson, Senior Vice President & Dr. Gailda Davis, Assistant Vice President & Chief of Staff for the Learning & Engagement Division at the American Council on Education (ACE), YOUR cohost is Dr. Erika Beck, President of California State University Northridge (CSUN), YOUR host is Dr. Joe Sallustio, & YOUR sponsor is The Charles Koch Foundation! What does ACE do to advocate for the higher Ed sector? What are most College Presidents currently worried about based on ACE's Top of Mind Survey results? What does Derrick & Gailda see as the future of higher Ed? Listen in to #EdUp! Thank YOU so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to EdUp! Connect with YOUR EdUp Team - Elvin Freytes & Dr. Joe Sallustio ● Join YOUR EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! We make education YOUR business! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/edup/message

Health Trip with Jill Foos
What is a Health Coach?

Health Trip with Jill Foos

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 78:00


Health coaching dates as far back as the 1960s. Today, there are over 128,000 health coaches in the US certified by hundreds of programs. We can be found in hospital settings, doctors' offices, corporations, health insurance companies, spas, local and state government agencies, and working as independent business owners, like myself. Health coaches write cookbooks, diet & lifestyle books, their personal journey books, and host podcasts, like me again.Health coaches come in all different flavors, most of us specialize in a health & wellness topics, such as autoimmune conditions, menopause, weight loss, trauma, chronic pain, sleep, stress management, ADHD, parents of autistic kids, Lyme disease, hair loss, and just feeling your best during middle age. The list goes on and on.Some health coaches, like myself, go on the become a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach, which means that we've been trained at the highest level possible, conducted 50 hours of coaching, and studied for and took the Board Exam developed under the wings of The National Board of Medical Examiners.So, what is a health coach anyways?In this 3-part series, I speak with three very different health coaches about what we do, how we're trained, what skill sets we use, how we differ from nutritionists and dieticians, how we work with our clients, and everything in between. My goal is to make sure that you walk away from this episode truly understanding the ins and outs of health coaching and why so many people, like yourself perhaps, would benefit from working with one.Medical Disclaimer:By listening to this podcast, you agree not to use this podcast as medical advice or for making any lifestyle changes to treat any medical condition in either yourself or others. Consult your own physician for any medical issues that you may be having. This entire disclaimer also applies to any of my guests on my podcast.In part 1, I spoke with Michael Krug. Michael is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) and certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM-CPT). He has been practicing since 2018 and works with busy professional men to help them build strength and lose weight while increasing their energy and confidence. Though he currently embodies health, Michael has seen both ends of the health spectrum. In 2012 at the age of 20, Michael weighed 275 pounds, his blood pressure was 160/10 (with medication), he had dropped out of college, and was dealing with extreme depression. Through years of trial and learning, Michael developed simple but powerful strategies to reclaim his own health and now coaches others to do the exact same.In part 2, I spoke with Jen Bruno. Jen is a Board-Certified Health Coach (NBC-HWC) and ACE-Certified Personal Trainer who is passionate about health and wellness, behavior change, and inspiring people to live their healthiest and happiest lives. She has been a Certified Personal Trainer since 2008 and a Certified Holistic Health Coach since 2011 and has maintained a private practice for much of this time while also working in corporate wellness. She is certified through the American Council on Exercise (ACE), Wellcoaches, the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaches, the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, and the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES) as a Diabetes Prevention Lifestyle Coach.In part 3, I spoke with Ashley Honeycutt. Ashlee is the Director of Health Coaching Operations for YourCoach.Health and a Nationally Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach who has a passion for behavior change and supporting health coaches. She began her career as an educator, teaching elementary school and eventually moving into school administration, before discovering a zest for empowering healthy humans to achieve their best selves and live a life they love. Find the coaches information below:Michael KrugWebsite: coachkrug.comIG: https://www.instagram.com/michael_krug/FB: https://www.facebook.com/kruger188/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/coachkrug/Jen BrunoWebsite: www.jbrunofitness.comIG: www.instagram.com/jenbrunofitness/Ashley HoneycuttWebsite: https://yourcoach.health/IG: yourcoachhealth

The Clarke County Democrat Podcast

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Your Longevity Blueprint
Weight Loss Over 50 with Debra Atkinson

Your Longevity Blueprint

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 47:12


Debra Atkinson is a Functional Health Coach and Hormone Balancing Fitness Expert. She joins me today to discuss the importance of individualizing your exercise program. We dive into the best hormone balancing exercise program, fitness in menopause, and ways to improve bone and muscle health for strength and aging. Debra's formula for the types of exercise perimenopausal women should engage in: Two full-body strength-training to total muscle fatigue sessions per week Two high-intensity interval training sessions per week   Guest Bio: Debra Atkinson is a Functional Health Coach, Hormone Balancing Fitness Expert, and Flipping 50 founder. Debra Atkinson has helped over 250,000 women “flip” their second half with the vitality and energy they want.  She's the bestselling author of You Still Got It, Girl: The After 50 Fitness Formula for Women; Navigating Fitness After 50: Your GPS For Choosing Programs and Professionals You Can Trust; and Hot, Not Bothered.  Debra hosts Flipping 50 TV and the Flipping 50 podcast, an AARP top podcast for 50+.  She is a frequent speaker, and TEDx presenter of Everything Women in Menopause Learned About Exercise May Be a Lie.  She has 38 years of full-time fitness experience and is an International fitness presenter for associations including International Council on Active Aging, IDEA, NSCA, Athletic Business, and CanFitPro.  She's an American Council on Exercise Subject Matter Expert, and prior Senior Lecturer in Kinesiology at Iowa State University. Debra is also the founder of Flippingfifty.com and creator of the Flipping 50 Fitness Specialist program for fitness professionals. She's a frequent contributor at HuffPost, ShareCare, and other featured outlets and on the Education Advisory Board for Medfit.org.  In this episode: How the physical results Debra experienced after a year of doing fewer and shorter workouts flew in the face of all she had ever learned in kinesiology. (4:13) Why you need to ask if your exercise program was built on research on women like you. (4:50) How hormone balance fitness differs from conventional training. (7:37) A blueprint for the type of exercises perimenopausal women should participate in. (9:22) What you will gain from doing a total-body workout twice a week. (10:17) Why exercising different parts of the body every day does not add up to the same as a total-body workout twice a week. (11:01) Why you should only do two total-body strength training sessions per week. (11:56) How to get started with high-intensity interval training sessions. (13:02) Why it's better to do strength and high-intensity training on alternate days. (14:00) Debra defines strength training and emphasizes its importance. (18:43) What is muscular fatigue, and why is it important? (21:28) Some important things for women to consider when starting an exercise program. (24:10) Some common exercise mistakes women tend to make. (25:07) Tips for building bone and muscle. (29:52) Some exercise advice for busy women. (36:58) Quotes: “Most of the research is on young athletic males who are in the prime of their peak of muscle mass. So they are really in fat-burning. And women in mid-life are much more easily storing fat.” “We get eight times the metabolism boost from doing a total body workout as we do if we say I'm only going to work my chest and my arms today.” “The point of exercise is to get better at life. We're supposed to feel good having done it. We're supposed to have more energy having done it. We're not supposed to be exhausted and sore and tired.” “We need to increase our lean muscle tissue by reaching muscular fatigue, and we need to get breathless.” “We need pulling exercises much more than we need pushing.” “Often, women are hearing “go walk, you need weight-bearing exercise”. But actually, you need weight-resistance exercise.” “We need to be putting the breaks on the losses and/or trying to rebuild bone density.” Links and resources: Debra's website  Get Debra's gift of a Five Day Flip Affiliate link: https://gt281.isrefer.com/go/stronger/sgray/ Debra Atkinson on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram   Follow Your Longevity Blueprint on Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | LinkedIn Get your copy of the Your Longevity Blueprint book and claim your bonuses here Find Dr. Stephanie Gray and Your Longevity Blueprint online   Follow Dr. Stephanie Gray on Facebook | Instagram | Youtube | Twitter | LinkedIn Integrative Health and Hormone Clinic Podcast production by Team Podcast  

The world of Being Blind with Darren Dizon
Learn all about Waymap Navigation

The world of Being Blind with Darren Dizon

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 15:07


In this episode, Darren has a conversation with Tom Pey from Waymap Navigation Systems. This is a revolutionary breakthrough in technology for people who are blind and visually impaired. Waymap brings navigation accessibility to life, in a whole new way. Even if your not using satellite, the app will always know where you are.We encourage you to visit the following links:Visit the Waymap website to learn more about Waymap, or to get involved.More links will be added shortly.Visit our website to learn about our new offerings, and resources.Click this link to donate to the podcast, to keep this show running.This podcast is brought to you by Foundations Fighting Blindness, The San Diego Center For The Blind, The American Council of the Blind, Challenge Solutions, California State University Northridge (CSUN,) the Hadley Institute for the Blind, Technologies HumanWare and Braille Institute of America. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

The Clarke County Democrat Podcast

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American Ambassadors Live! Podcast
Germany - A Look Inside: Energy, Ukraine, and China

American Ambassadors Live! Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 45:45


Ambassador John Emerson joins American Ambassadors Live! host, Ambassador Jim Rosapepe, to discuss Germany's perspective regarding the conflict in Ukraine, the energy challenges Germany faces, the impact of internal politics, and the Europe/China relationship. Ambassador John Emerson describes Germany and Russia's relationship over the past 40-50 years as being schizophrenic. He goes on to describe the reasons why including "...an admiration for the Russian spirit...to endure suffering for a long period of time." Ambassador Emerson is the former U.S. Ambassador to Germany (2013-2017). He currently serves as Chairman for the American Council on Germany and is the Vice Chairman for Capital Group International. He serves on the boards of the Pacific Council on International Policy and the German Marshal Fund. He is a long serving member on the Council on Foreign Relations. 

The Endow Podcast
118. The Rule of the Pastor (Regula Pastoralis): A Conversation with Rebecca Wraith

The Endow Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 32:40


Welcome to The Endow Podcast! This podcast is a forum for women to foster conversations about the intellectual life and intentional community for the cultivation of the feminine genius.On this episode, Simone Rizkallah, Director of Program Growth, interviews Rebecca Wraith on a 6th century document by Pope St. Gregory the Great! The document is a "Benedictine Rule" of sorts for bishops and priests. Rebecca proposes that the Holy Father's counsel can and should be understood by the laity since in modern times lay people are pastoring and evangelizing side by side with clerics. There is a lot of wisdom to be gained by one of the greatest popes our Church has ever had as well as one of the 37 Doctors of the Church. Link to the Rule: https://www.newadvent.org/fathers/36011.htm Rebecca Wraith is a Health Coach and Member Development Specialist for CMF CURO. She holds a master's degree in Marriage and Family Theology from the International Theological Institute in Austria, with an undergraduate degree in Theology from Benedictine College in Kansas. She has her health coaching certification through the American Council on Exercise and is currently creating a health coaching model that integrates the full person: Mind, Body, and Spirit for CMF CURO members. https://cmfcuro.comSupport the Endow PodcastWhat's on your mind and heart? Let our host, Simone Rizkallah, know by connecting with her and The Endow Team on social media!Facebook at www.facebook.com/endowgroupsInstagram at www.instagram.com/endowgroupsWant to start your own Endow Group? Learn more by visiting our website at www.endowgroups.org or reach out to us at info@endowgroups.org. We look forward to serving you!

The Bookshop Podcast
Bruce Holsinger, Novelist and Literary Scholar

The Bookshop Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 32:44


In this episode, I'm chatting with Bruce Holsinger about his latest novel, The Displacements, emotional fatigue brought on by the climate crisis, the socioeconomic disparity in the United States, and choosing names for characters.Bruce Holsinger is a novelist and literary scholar based in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. He is the author of the USA Today and Los Angeles Times-bestselling novel The Gifted School, which won the Colorado Book Award and was named one of the Best Books of 2019 by NPR and numerous publications. The novel is currently in development as a TV series with NBC/Universal Television. He is also the author of A Burnable Book and The Invention of Fire, award-winning historical novels published by William Morrow. His essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, Vanity Fair, The Washington Post, Slate, and many other publications. Since 2005 Bruce has taught in the Department of English at the University of Virginia, where he specializes in medieval literature and modern critical thought and serves as editor of the quarterly journal New Literary History. His nonfiction books have won major awards from the Modern Language Association, the Medieval Academy of America, and the American Musicological Society, and his academic work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies.  Bruce HolsingerThe Displacements, Bruce HolsingerThe Gifted School, Bruce Holsinger On Parchment, Bruce Holsinger A Burnable Book, Bruce Holsinger The Invention of Fire, Bruce HolsingerSupport the show

ACB Braille Forum and E-Forum
ACB Braille Forum for September 2022

ACB Braille Forum and E-Forum

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022


The ACB Braille Forum September 2022 Volume LXI September 2022 No. 3 Published by the American Council of the Blind Table of Contents President's Message: The Audio Description Project Is Making a Difference, by Dan Spoone 2022 Conference and Convention Wrap-Up, by Janet Dickelman Thank You from the Auction Committee Section 508 Audio Description in the Federal Sector, by Pat Sheehan Smart Television for Dummies, by Carl Richardson The Audio Describer as Cast Member: Audio Description at Every Performance, by Joel Snyder, Ph.D. Audio Description Project 2022 Achievement Awards, by Kim Charlson ADP Congratulates This Year's Young Audio Description Reviewers, by Susan Glass ACB 2022 Audio Description Awards Gala Affiliate News Notice of Proposed Settlement of Class Action and Fairness Hearing Here and There, edited by Cynthia G. Hawkins High Tech Swap Shop ACB Officers, ACB Board of Directors, ACB Board of Publications Find out more at https://acb-braille-forum-and-e-forum.pinecast.co

The Root Cause Medicine Podcast
Is Mold from Hidden Water Damage Making You Sick with Brian Karr

The Root Cause Medicine Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 59:16 Very Popular


In today's episode, Dr. Carrie Jones is joined by Brian Karr, Indoor Environmental Consultant and Co-Founder of We Inspect. They discuss all about mold and mycotoxins in your home and what you can do about it. Brian is an environmental consultant who specializes in working with hypersensitive individuals to understand if mold, mycotoxins, or other indoor pathogens exist in their homes that may be contributing to their health conditions. He is a Certified Microbial Investigator (CMI) accredited through the American Council for Accredited Certifications, the creator of the Mold Masterclass, and the Co-Founder of We Inspect.

The Clarke County Democrat Podcast

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WICC 600
Connecticut Today with Paul Pacelli: Do We Still Need a National Space Program?

WICC 600

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 29:06


Monday's "Connecticut Today" with Paul Pacelli started with a discussion about support for NASA and national space goals. (0:33). American Council of Trustees and Alumni spokesman Armand Alacbay discussed the White House student loan forgiveness plan (9:38). University of New Haven Prof. of finance Dr. Demissew Ejara also commented on federal student loan forgiveness (19:36). Image Credit: Reuters

Global Tennessee
In Focus: Russia's Invasion of Ukraine | Kornblum, Velikova, Walker

Global Tennessee

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 61:58


The Tennessee World Affairs Council in association with the American Council on Germany and Belmont University Center for International Business, University of Tennessee Center for Global Engagement, the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg SPECIAL EDITION GLOBAL TOWN HALL SERIES In Focus: Russia's Invasion of Ukraine Ambassador John Kornblum Former U.S. Ambassador to Germany and Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Professor Marieta Velikova Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for International Business, Belmont University with moderator Dr. Breck Walker Vice President and Board Member, Tennessee World Affairs Council August 25, 2022 @ 1pm CT The unprovoked Russian invasion of Ukraine has increased the friction between the United States and the Russian Federation on many fronts. Our conversation with Professor Thomas Schwartz on August 18 put the relationship in context by exploring the history of the Cold War and relevancy to today's challenges. Our August 25th session of "In Focus: Russia's Invasion of Ukraine" will bring that conversation up to date. We'll talk with Ambassador John Kornblum, former top American diplomat to Germany and numerous European affairs institutions, about the state of the US-Russian relationship, what underpins the diplomatic, political, security and economic factors, and where we're headed. We'll also talk with Professor Marieta Velikova, Director Belmont University Center for International Business, about the internal dynamics of Russia in the wake of the invasion. What impact has there been from the historic breadth and depth of Western sanctions, what are Russians able to learn about the outside world in a propagandized media environment, and how are Russians reacting to the consequences of Moscow's attack on its neighbor. Historian Dr. Breck Walker will moderate this insightful hour of insights and perspectives on the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Join us.

Lead With Your Brand!™
S3E33 : The Mad Cool Creative : Dr. Jennifer E. Turner, EVP TriStar Television

Lead With Your Brand!™

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 40:03


This week, Jayzen is excited to share one of our top fan favorite episodes from the library featuring his guest, Dr. Jennifer Turner. Jennifer was recently promoted to Head of Sony Pictures' TriStar Television. In addition to overseeing creative on some of the most iconic television shows we all love, Jennifer is also the founder of Mad Cool Fitness where she brings her love of storytelling and passion for fitness to help people transform their lives. Jennifer has had an incredible career journey that has deeply intertwined her personal experiences, educational goals, creativity and passion to help those around her. As a self proclaimed “child of the golden age of television...the 80's,” her work as a creative executive has crafted shows like The Good Doctor, The Blacklist and many others. Guest Bio Dr. Jennifer E. Turner EVP TriStar Television Founder, MAD COOL FITNESS/MAD COOL COMMUNITY Jennifer is a seasoned media executive who currently serves as the Head of Sony Pictures' TriStar Television, overseeing creative on hit series such as The Good Doctor, The Boys and The Blacklist. In 2011, Jennifer combined her passion for fitness and desire to help others with her media background to found edutainment brand MAD COOL FITNESS (MCF), an inclusive, edutainment healthy lifestyle brand that helps people to achieve long-term good health through behavior science-based programs. MCF Programs are also based on Jennifer's personal experience as someone who struggled with weight but has been living healthy for over 20 years. To support her mission of health, Jennifer went back to school and received her Doctor of Public Health specializing in Health Education and Behavioral Science, from Rutgers School of Public Health. Her dissertation evaluated the Healthy Schools Program implementation at four, New Jersey, K-8 independent charter schools. Her research found factors impacting program implementation were the social determinants of health – access to healthcare, community context, socio-economics – the very same factors that are playing a role in COVID-19's disproportionate effect on communities of color today. Jennifer also founded non-profit, MAD COOL COMMUNITY, to implement, design, and evaluate wellness programs in underserved communities. MAD COOL COMMUNITY is currently implementing a pilot mental and behavioral health program at a New Jersey charter school to address the wellness needs of parents, teachers, and students during this coronavirus pandemic. The wellness program is based on Jennifer's dissertation research as well as the school population's specific needs during this challenging time. Jennifer holds a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University, a Bachelor of Finance from the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Japanese Language also from the University of Pennsylvania. Jennifer is a New Jersey certified Teacher of Health Education N-12, an American Council on Exercise (ACE) certified Youth Fitness Specialist, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Health Coach, Behavior Change Specialist, Group Fitness Instructor, and Personal Trainer. She is an avid athlete and runner having completed numerous marathons (including two Boston and three New York City Marathons) and triathlons, (including Ironman Lake Placid). Links To learn more about Lead With Your Brand and the Career Breakthrough Mentoring program , please visit: https://www.leadwithyourbrand.com To book Jayzen for a speaking engagement or workshop at your company, visit: https://www.jayzenpatria.com Please connect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jayzenpatria

ACB Braille Forum and E-Forum
ACB E-Forum for August 2022

ACB Braille Forum and E-Forum

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 79:56


The ACB E-Forum August 2022 Volume LXI August 2022 No. 2 Published by the American Council of the Blind Be A Part of ACB The American Council of the Blind™ is a membership organization made up of more than 70 state and special-interest affiliates. To join, contact the national office at 1-800-424-8666. Contribute to Our Work Those much-needed contributions, which are tax-deductible, can be sent to Attn: Treasurer, ACB, 6200 Shingle Creek Pkwy., Suite 155, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430. If you wish to remember a relative or friend, the national office has printed cards available for this purpose. Consider including a gift to ACB in your Last Will and Testament. If your wishes are complex, call the national office. Table of Contents President's Message: Let's All Scream, by Dan Spoone A Year Filled with Lasting Memories, by Kenneth Semien Sr. My Walk to Omaha, by Zelda Gebhard Wanted: A Fair Chance, by Emily Stenberg Brown How the Virus Got Me Fired and Launched My Future, by Ron Brooks Enepreneurship: Is It for You?, by Ardis Bazyn Respectfully Yours, by Dan “Sully” Sullivan Winning Disney Legacy Award Is a Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience, by John Gassman Affiliate News Here and There, edited by Cynthia G. Hawkins High Tech Swap Shop ACB Officers, ACB Board of Directors, ACB Board of Publications

Global Tennessee
In Focus: Russia's Invasion of Ukraine | Cold Wars | Prof Thomas Schwartz | Aug 18

Global Tennessee

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 62:40


The Tennessee World Affairs Council in association with the American Council on Germany and Belmont University Center for International Business, University of Tennessee Center for Global Engagement and the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce SPECIAL EDITION GLOBAL TOWN HALL SERIES via Zoom In Focus: Russia's Invasion of Ukraine Cold Wars Prof. Thomas A. Schwartz Distinguished Professor of History, Vanderbilt University August 18, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m. CT with moderator LCDR Patrick Ryan, USN (Ret) President, Tennessee World Affairs Council The Cold War was a period of intense competition and geo-strategic struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union and their allies in the Western and Eastern blocs following World War II. At times it threatened to turn hot -- potential battles between combatants armed with thousands of nuclear weapons -- but always featured political, economic, ideological and military confrontation. The post-Cold War era saw the Russian Federation and the United States work together on bilateral and global issues, a spirit of cooperation. That has evolved into the unprovoked Russian invasion of Ukraine, the extensive support of Kyiv by the United States and its allies, the expansion NATO in reaction to Russian aggression and a disruption in global stability and international norms. Is this a new "Cold War?" Or is it something else? Join Vanderbilt Distinguished Historian Professor Thomas Schwartz in a conversation about Cold Wars, the "big one" and the current confrontation between Washington and Moscow and their allies.

Faithful Politics
"Religion and the American Revolution" w/Kate Carté, Ph.D.

Faithful Politics

Play Episode Play 60 sec Highlight Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 55:00


**Note, there was some unintended issues with the sound towards the latter part of the recording.  We apologize for any inconvenience or distraction this may cause**This week Will and Josh speak with Professor Kate Carte about the early rise of religion in America.  Starting from the earliest colonizers to present, religion has played a key role in shaping the fabric of society. In some cases for the good, but unfortunately more so to the detriment of others. In this conversation Professor Carte takes us on a journey through some of these highs and lows, to include the origins of the term "witch hunt"; a phrase we've heard used quite often in the past several years! Make sure you check out Kate's recent book: Religion and the American Revolution https://www.amazon.com/Religion-American-Revolution-Published-University/dp/1469662647/ref=sr_1_2?crid=1SRJTKAXU1N44&dchild=1&keywords=religion+and+the+american+revolution+an+imperial+history&qid=1629751965&sprefix=Religion+and%2Caps%2C214&sr=8-2Guest Bio:Kate Carté (Ph.D., history, University of Wisconsin; B.A., Haverford College) is an Associate Professor of History at Southern Methodist University, specializing in early American and Atlantic history.  She is the author of Religion and the American Revolution: An Imperial History (UNC Press for the Omohundro Institute, 2021) and Religion and Profit: Moravians in Early America (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009, paper 2011), which was awarded the 2010 Dale W. Brown Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Anabaptist and Pietist Studies.  Her articles have appeared in the William and Mary Quarterly, Church History, and Early American Studies, as well as a variety of edited collections. Carté has been a Charles A. Ryskamp Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies, an affiliate fellow of the Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University, a Franklin Fellow of the American Philosophical Society, and a Barra Postdoctoral Fellow at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies.Support the show

That Real Blind Tech Show
Episode 96 - We Got More Resolutions, ACB Style

That Real Blind Tech Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2022 74:20


It's a packed again That Real Blind Tech Show lair as we dive in to the American Council of the Blind's recently released 2022 resolutions. And are we really positive that it is not the American Council For the Blind? And if so, why not?   Some of the jokes are a continuation of our last episode as we recorded both of them together but after an epic historically long recording session, we broke it up in to two episodes. So if you are wondering why we find beeping getting faster and faster kind of sexual, then go listen to the last episode to find out why door detection is just so damn sexy!   You will not want to miss an absolutely classic experience that happened with an Air Pod while recording this episode. Strange stuff. And it was so classic it happened twice, and we left almost all of it in for your enjoyment as it is not always smooth sailing recording That Real Blind Tech show.   Here is the link to all of the ACB's 2022 resolutions we discuss in this episode.   And we actually did save the best for last, to capitalize or not to capitalize braille!   To contact That Real Blind Tech Show, you can email us at ThatRealBlindTechShow@gmail.com, join our Facebook Group That Real Blind Tech Show, join us on the Twitter @BlindTechShow , or leave us an old school phone message at 929-367-1005.   

Peggy Smedley Show
A Sense of Sustainability

Peggy Smedley Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 31:13


Peggy and Mike Specian, research manager, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, talk all about energy efficiency. He shares his story and how he has had a sense of sustainability since childhood and how that has evolved in his career. They also discuss: How buildings are responsible for about 75% of all electricity consumption and 39% of all carbon emissions—and what needs to happen next. Utilities, the focus on decarbonization, and how many have a carbon reduction target. Resilience, microgrids, and if buildings are as resilient as they need to be right now. aceee.org  (8/9/22 - 783) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast, Mike Specian, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

Commonwealth Club of California Podcast
Psychiatry and Its Discontents

Commonwealth Club of California Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 67:35


Written by one of the world's most distinguished historians of psychiatry, Psychiatry and Its Discontents provides a wide-ranging and critical perspective on the profession that dominates the treatment of mental illness. Andrew Scull traces the rise of the field, the midcentury hegemony of psychoanalytic methods, and the paradigm's decline with the ascendance of biological and pharmaceutical approaches to mental illness. Scull's historical sweep is broad, ranging from the age of the asylum to the rise of psychopharmacology and the dubious triumphs of “community care.” The essays in Psychiatry and Its Discontents provide a vivid and compelling portrait of the recurring crises of legitimacy experienced by “mad-doctors,” as psychiatrists were once called, and illustrates the impact of psychiatry's ideas and interventions on the lives of those afflicted with mental illness. About the Speaker Dr. Andrew Scull was educated at Oxford, Princeton and University College London; he is the author of more than a dozen books on mental illness and is widely regarded as one of the world's leading historians of psychiatry. Currently a distinguished research professor of sociology and science studies, he has also held faculty positions at Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania, and has been the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies, among others. His work has been translated into 200 languages, and his most recent book was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in history. A past president of the Society for the Social History of Medicine, he has appeared on television and radio on multiple occasions in North America, Europe and Australia. MLF ORGANIZER Patrick O'Reilly SPEAKERS Dr. Andrew Scull Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology and Science Studies, University of California San Diego Patrick O'Reilly Ph.D., Chair, Psychology Member-led Forum, The Commonwealth Club of California—Moderator In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently hosting all of our live programming via YouTube live stream. This program was recorded Live on August 2nd, 2022 by the Commonwealth Club of California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Redefining Medicine
Redefining Medicine Podcast with Guest Lynn Billett, FNP

Redefining Medicine

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 11:12


Lynn Billett is Family Nurse Practitioner with over 15 years of experience providing health care for patients from infancy to adulthood. Her energy and exuberance in participating medicine shows through her dedication to patient care. She cares deeply about her patients' wellbeing and is passionate in educating, empowering and inspiring them to take charge of their health outside of the office. Lynn obtained her undergraduate degree at California State University, Sacramento and received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a minor in Spanish at California State University of Fresno. She returned to University of California Los Angeles to obtain her Master of Science in Nursing, Nurse Practitioner in Family Practice and a subspecialty in Occupational, Environmental Health and Safety. She is also a certified therapeutic lifestyle educator through Metagenics. Her passion in healing patients inspired her to pursue education in functional medicine. In addition, Lynn trained at the UCLA Wooden Center and was certified through the American Council of Exercises as a group fitness instructor. She also studied yoga and has been practicing and teaching for more than 15 years.

C60 Health Connections
Flipping 50 with Debra Atkinson

C60 Health Connections

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 56:04


Are you over 50 and feeling it? On Episode 43 of C60 Health Connections, we welcome Functional Health Coach, Hormone Balancing Fitness Expert, and Flipping 50 Founder Debra Atkinson to share with us her secrets for vitality and provide insight into how you can flip the script on aging and achieve more energy, weight loss, and vibrant, radiant health into your 50's (and beyond)!   Debra has helped over 250,000 women “flip” their second half with the vitality and energy they want. She's the bestselling author of You Still Got It, Girl: The After 50 Fitness Formula for Women; -- Navigating Fitness After 50: Your GPS For Choosing Programs and Professionals You Can Trust; --- and -- Hot, Not Bothered.  Debra hosts Flipping 50 TV and the Flipping 50 podcast, an AARP top podcast for people over the age of 50+. She is a frequent speaker and TEDx presenter of -- Everything Women in Menopause Learned About Exercise May Be a Lie.  She has 38-years full time fitness experience, is an international fitness presenter for associations including International Council on Active Aging, IDEA, NSCA, and Athletic Business, and CanFitPro.    She's an American Council on Exercise Subject Matter Expert, and prior Senior Lecturer in Kinesiology at Iowa State University.  Debra is also founder of Flippingfifty.com and creator of the Flipping 50 Fitness Specialist program for fitness professionals. She's a frequent contributor at HuffPost, ShareCare, and other featured outlets and on the Education Advisory Board for Medfit.org.   Disclaimer: These statements and products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The information on this show, and C60 Purple Power products, are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, mitigate, or prevent disease. Please consult a healthcare professional before starting any new diet or exercise regimen. Individual results may vary.   Thanks for listening! To learn more about C60, please visit: https://shopc60.com/what-is-c60 Use the Coupon Code: THEC60SHOW for 10% off your first order at: https://shopc60.com Visit us on social media! Facebook. Instagram. YouTube. Twitter. Pinterest.  Search for us (“C60 Purple Power”) on any of your favorite alternative social media channels too.   Debra's Website https://flippingfifty.com/   Debra's Social Media YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/flipping50tv Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flipping50tv Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/flipping50tv    5 Day Flip Results in just 5 DAYS made easy and fun! https://www.flippingfifty.com/5dayflip   Debra's TEDx Talk  Looking for easy lifestyle changes and healthy habits to kickstart your fitness flip? Start here! https://www.flippingfifty.com/tedx   Debra's Guide to Lunges Do you shy away from lunges? Debra's video series takes you step-by-step to teach you proper technique to avoid injury and get the most from this powerful movement! https://www.flippingfifty.com/lunges 

Military Historians are People, Too! A Podcast with Brian & Bill
S2E9 Randy Papadopoulos - US Navy Staff

Military Historians are People, Too! A Podcast with Brian & Bill

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 89:44


Since June 2021, Dr. Sarandis (Randy) Papadopoulos is a Senior Strategy Analyst with the US Navy Staff. He previously served as the Secretariat Historian in the Department of the Navy since 2010 and was a historian with the Navy Heritage Command from 2000-2010. Randy is also an experienced teacher, having taught courses on a range of military history and international relations topics at George Washington University and the University of Maryland at College Park. He received his BA in History from the University of Toronto before earning an MA in Military and Naval History from the University of Alabama. Randy then received his PhD from George Washington University, working with Ronald Spector. Randy is principal co-author with Alfred Goldberg, et al, of Pentagon 9/11 (Washington: USGPO, 2007), which is a must-read for anyone interested in the Sept. 11 attacks. Most recently, he co-edited Conceptualizing Maritime and Naval Strategy: Festschrift for Captain Peter M. Swartz, United States Navy (ret.) (Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2020). He has also authored more than a dozen articles and essays on naval power and submarine warfare. Randy's dedication to the discipline of military history is unsurpassed. He has served as Vice President & Trustee of the Society for Military History, and currently serves as the Society for Military History's delegate to the American Council of Learned Societies. The Society for Military recognized Randy's service to the organization in 2022 by awarding him the Edwin H. Simmons Award for service to the Society for Military History. He has also received the Department of the Navy Award for Distinguished and Superior Civilian Service, and the Navy Civilian Service Achievement Medal. Randy is also active in the US Commission on Military History and has held the offices of vice-president and president of that organization. Randy has been the long-time organizer of the Military Classics Seminar in the DC area, which often meets at Ft. Myers. If you attend the Society for Military History annual conference, you'll see Randy, often! So tune in - Randy has the inside take on official military history, "For All Mankind," and techno-pop, and shares his Greek-Canadian-US background, and learning German the hard way. Check it out! Rec.: 07/20/2022

Engineering Influence from ACEC
A Closer Look at the Fed Rate Hike with Economist Ken McGill

Engineering Influence from ACEC

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 13:05


Ken McGill with Rockport Analytics and chief economist for the ACEC Research Institute joined the podcast to discuss the Fed's 75 basis-point interest rate hike and what it means for the economy and the engineering sector.    Host: Hi there, and welcome to the engineering influence podcast from the American Council of Engineering Companies. I'm Allison Schneider, ACEC's Director of Media Relations, and I'm joined today by Ken McGill of Rockport Analytics to discuss today's announcement that the Fed will once again raise interest rates. Ken also serves as chief economist for the ACEC Research Institute, which provides original research and analysis on topics vital to the business of engineering. Ken, thanks for being here. Ken McGill: Thank you, Allison. Host: Now let's jump right into it. Today, The Fed announced an interest rate hike of three-quarters of a percentage point. That's the same as they did in June. Now, this is the fourth rate increase in five months. Talk to us about what the Fed is seeing in the economy to take this action. Ken McGill: Well, clearly they're focusing on fighting inflation and, I think the CPI reading of 9.1% last month certainly was worrisome for all of us, but the Fed paid very close attention to that. And, that was at least part of the reason for a 75 basis point increase in the fed funds rate. Having said that, they're also aware that the economy — some of the real measures of the economy — are beginning to slow spending and even employment to some extent and some of the high-frequency measures of inflation are actually beginning to fall off of their peaks. So I think that was the reason that many of the analysts that thought we were going to a 100 basis point increase turned out to be incorrect. Host: This is of course going to make borrowing money more expensive. How do you see this announcement affecting our members? Ken McGill: Yes, absolutely. The increase in borrowing costs is going to hurt many sectors of the economy, construction and housing being one of the more dominant ones and one of the ones that get hit very quickly of course. When we talk about rising borrowing costs, you can think about the housing side that that's certainly going to cut into demand because affordability for mortgage rates alone becomes lower. First-time buyers certainly have more trouble coming into the market. Ken McGill: Particularly in the face of the increases in home prices that we've seen. On the other hand, when you think about non-res construction borrowing costs, there are also significant and there are knock-on effects that affect the pricing of materials and labor, as well as, you know, elevated in interest rates begin to permeate through the economy. Ken McGill: So, yeah, it's, it's not a good thing for construction. The question really is, um, things will begin to turn negative. Some of the indicators already have, as we all know, it's a question of just really how fast and how far things will fall off. Now for our members, as many of them know, A/E services tends to lead construction activity, and my guess would be that some of the construction indicators that are already beginning to weaken which suggest that they're already seeing in some of their bookings some weakness as well. They'll also lead us into the recovery that we will see as soon as inflation begins to fall off into and get closer to the Fed's target range of 2%. Host: You mentioned that target range. The fed has the dual mandate of maximum employment and stable prices. We know the labor market is going strong, but inflation data showed prices soared to 9.1% in June. It seems like with this action, the Fed's trying to walk a tight rope to slow inflation without increasing unemployment. Can you talk about that a little bit? Ken McGill: Absolutely. Their dual mandate — and it is a tight rope. When you think about the fact that those two things can actually be inversely related. Said differently, you know, fighting inflation with either increasing interest rates or going through quantitative tightening, which they're also doing right now, that slows economic activity. That's the point of raising those rates and the finesse part of it on the part of Chairman Powell and the rest of the Fed governors is just how quickly to attack inflation with rising rates or quantitative tightening such that the damage to the real side of the economy, employment and spending in particular is as small or as inconsequential as possible. It's a tight rope. And that's why analysts are constantly arguing about the difference between a rate increase of 50 basis points versus 75 versus a hundred. Those numbers sound fairly small, but they have huge implications for the real side of the economy. Host: With the way things are headed, there's been talk of a recession. Nouriel Roubini, the economist who predicted the 2008 crash, said "The idea that this is going to be short and shallow is totally delusional." His warnings go against, we should say, other predictions on Wall Street for a mild recession, including those from Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. The Biden administration is reluctant to say a recession is on the way. What are your thoughts there? Ken McGill: I tend to lean towards the consensus that sees frankly, a recession coming, probably early in 2023 will be the start. But I also agree that it should be mild. And part of that, that logic is really taking a look at the real side of the economy right now. Employment, as you noted, is, has been very strong and should continue to be that way in particular, particularly because we've seen strength in manufacturing. But we're also seeing a lot of strength in service employment, be it leisure and hospitality or professional and business services. That's where the job strength has been these last 6, 8, 9 months. And that bodes well for consumer spending and confidence moving forward. So when you take a look at that, it's hard to imagine that consumption will fall off the edge of a cliff. It's hard to imagine that business investment — which lags that and follows it in the economic cycle — that it will completely dry up. Ken McGill: We've seen, inflation indicators, as I mentioned before, already beginning to suggest that we've seen a peak and things are starting to cool down. That will raise well, that will slow any losses in real income that consumers are seeing by the fact that if inflation is sort of eating away at their paycheck. Wages are still rising at a rate slower than, let's say ,the beginning of this year, but they're still rising. And if the Fed is successful in pushing, beginning to push inflation down, real wages will turn positive as well. And that bodes well for spending in the future. So I'd look at the real side of the economy and it's just, it looks strong enough to weather these fed actions. And if it does get pushed into a recession, it will be a mild one. Host: You talked about weathering these Fed actions. There's been talk that they will continue to raise interest rates through the end of the year. Do you have any preview on what we should be looking for or what we might expect? Ken McGill: Well, you know, we all tend to watch the same indicators that the Fed governors do. And, those indicators are suggesting, as I said, a slow down a cool off period, if you will. And in our minds, in our team anyway, we've looked at it and thought, "Okay, the fed will raise again in September and end November, frankly." And, but those, those increases will be slower. They'll be smaller. Maybe we'll see a Fed funds rate of maybe 4% by the end of the year. So, you know, whether they, they do a lot of that change from the two, two and a quarter, two and a half percent that we are now, to that 4% could happen, could be front loaded in other words. It's a function of watching those indicators and of course the monthly and weekly indicators of inflation. They'll probably stop in raising rates at the end of this year because the economy will have slowed enough and inflation will cooled enough to convince them that they should probably remain neutral for a while. If we do head down into a mild recession, maybe even more modest recession, they may actually start to loosen. Again, some analysts out there are calling for by the end of 2023, a hundred basis point decline in the Fed funds rate. So, you know, they're definitely watching inflation and watching the potential for a recession. And I think they'll adjust rate increases and eventually decreases accordingly. Host: Those are really great insights. Is there anything else you think our members should be aware of? Ken McGill: Well, I, I think I would strongly suggest that everyone keep an eye on the pandemic. In other words, there are non-economic risks out there to, to the outlook, both for inflation and for the potential for a recession. The pandemic is not over it's. You know, we're starting to see some of these variants take hold again. I think we still have these geopolitical challenges like the war Ukraine, and the fallout from that war — that could impact a lot of the thinking behind the Fed and the actual results that we see in economic growth and inflation. And finally, you know, watch those commodity prices. Everyone seems to watch oil prices or at least gasoline prices on a daily basis. We're already seeing them fall. I'm sure everyone's noticed that the price at the pump is down about 50 cents per gallon over the last, few months — actually a few weeks — and commodity prices are also starting to fall. That's good news for construction materials and supplies. It's also good news on the inflation front in general. So watch those non-economic factors that are out there, geopolitical risks and, and the pandemic itself. And then keep an eye on, on, commodity prices. I think they're a good indicator of, of where things are going for inflation in the near term. Host: Ken, thanks as always for your insights. There's a lot to watch here. So I have a feeling you'll be joining us again soon. This has been another installment of ACEC's engineering influence podcast. Thanks to our guest, Ken McGill of Rockport Analytics and chief economist for the ACEC research Institute. I'm Alison Schneider. Thanks for listening.  

Factor This!
Bonus Episode: Manchin makes a deal

Factor This!

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 16:41 Transcription Available


In a shocking turn of events late on the afternoon of July 27th, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia announced that he had reached a deal with Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on a budget reconciliation package that includes $369 billion.  The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 includes: 10-year extensions of the ITC for residential and commercial solarA new ITC for standalone energy storage Credits for domestic solar manufacturing Credits for new and used EVs Jose Zayas, EVP of Policy and Programs, American Council on Renewable Energy, joined the Factor This! podcast for a rapid reaction to the reconciliation news. You can read our recap of the legislation at Renewable Energy World here.  

The Wellness Paradox
Pre & Postnatal: the no-longer niche population w/Brittany Citron

The Wellness Paradox

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 46:29


If you really stop and think about it, the vast majority of female clients fit pros work with are either pre- or postnatal. Many young adult females will have children in the future, while many others have already had children. This makes the pre/postnatal population one of the largest special populations for fitness professionals to work with, representing a significant business and healthcare opportunity.Despite this fact, most fitness professionals are ill-prepared to work with these women, as significant gaps exist in both the research and dissemination of education about exercise with pre/postnatal population. Our guest in episode 64, Brittany Citron, recognized this gap after her own pregnancy fitness experience and decide to do something about it. Brittany is the founder of PROnatal Fitness – an evidence-based pre & postnatal fitness education company. Their primary line of business is to provide evidence-based education to fitness professionals on how to safely and effectively work with their clients in the pre and postnatal period.PROnatal Fitness' unique approach to exercise during pregnancy amounts to training for pregnancy, and the postnatal period, as distinct events with their own specific demands and challenges, both physically and mentally. In effect, PROnatal “periodizes” the pregnancy process, just as an athlete periodizes their training for a “peak” part of their season. This perspective is quite intriguing and innovative.Our conversation covers a wide range of topics associated with coaching the pre and postnatal client. We'll explore myths/misconceptions, best practices, and the opportunities that exist helping people navigate “the event of a lifetime,” as Brittany puts it. Most certainly a high mileage conversation here given the number of people that can be helped by evidence-based pre and postnatal fitness instruction and coaching.Show Notes Page: https://www.wellnessparadoxpod.com/podcast/episode/64 Our Guest: Brittany Citron Brittany is a former corporate marketing executive turned fitness entrepreneur and the founder of PROnatal Fitness – an evidence-based pre & postnatal fitness education company. Her career change came after experiencing firsthand the significant void in evidence-based pre & postnatal exercise information and resources during her first pregnancy. Today, PROnatal Fitness has educated thousands of health & fitness professionals across the globe in its unique “Performance Training Approach,” which focuses on training for the pregnancy journey like the major athletic event that it is.In addition to overseeing the company's operations, Brittany is also a national fitness presenter and the co-author of 5 courses, including the company's signature “Pre/Postnatal Performance training Specialist Course.” She holds a BBA from the University of Michigan, a Personal Training Certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), a Group Fitness Certification from the American Council on Exercise (ACE), and several pre and postnatal specializations, including Program Design, Corrective Exercise, and Diastasis and Pelvic Floor rehabilitation. Brittany lives in New York City with her husband and two children but makes frequent trips back to her home state of Michigan, especially to her favorite city – Ann Arbor. GO BLUE!

Wellness Wednesday with Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation
Living in the Paradox: Finding Joy and Calm in Today's Chaotic World with Health Coach Lisa Trogdon

Wellness Wednesday with Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 67:44


Learn more about Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation and Wellness Wednesday: https://tinyurl.com/WWednes Our world is complicated, and these past few years have created new stressors and challenges, from the Covid pandemic and social distancing to increased gun violence and social unrest. This is enough to cause anxiety, but when you add that you or a loved one is going through treatment, it takes it to a new level. During this month's Wellness Wednesday: Lunch & Learn Edition, Lisa Trogdon MSN, RN, CHC, will walk us through ways in which you can still find joy and calm in an uncertain world. Lisa will share: Why you have to “name it to tame it.” Ways to safely grow your social bubble. Tips for living in the paradox of being aware of your surroundings while also staying present in the moment. About the Speaker Lisa Trogdon is a registered nurse who worked 35 years in the emergency department setting. She received her MSN in nursing education in 2015 and her health coaching certification from the American Council on Exercise in 2018. As a RN/health coach, she helps people with chronic illnesses manage their health through a compassionate, self-care framework that takes a holistic approach to well-being.

Strictly Facts: A Guide to Caribbean History and Culture
A Brief History of Emancipation in Antigua with Dr. Natasha Lightfoot

Strictly Facts: A Guide to Caribbean History and Culture

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 61:25


The anglophone Caribbean and other parts of the former British empire celebrate Emancipation Day on the First of August, commemorating the abolition of slavery on August 1, 1804. In this episode, Dr. Natasha Lightfoot joins us for a discussion on Antigua's intricate story of emancipation, freedom, and the impact of colonialism then and now.  Natasha Lightfoot is an Associate Professor in the Department of History and Faculty Fellow in the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies at Columbia University. Her research and teaching interests include Atlantic slavery and emancipation, Black community formation and acts of resistance, and daily practices of freedom in the nineteenth-century English speaking Caribbean. She is the author of Troubling Freedom: Antigua and the Aftermath of British Emancipation (Duke University Press, 2015), which focuses on black working people's struggles and everyday forms of liberation in British colonial Antigua after slavery's end. She has also been published in The New York Times, as well as a number of academic journals including The CLR James Journal, Slavery & Abolition, Small Axe, and most recently the William and Mary Quarterly. Her research has been supported by fellowships from the American Antiquarian Society, the Ford Foundation, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the British Library, and most recently from the American Council of Learned Societies. She is currently writing a book titled Fugitive Cosmopolitans about enslaved people's mobility, imperial subjecthood and struggles for freedom between empires in the Caribbean. Follow Dr. Lightfoot on Twitter.  Connect with Strictly Facts -  Instagram | Facebook | TwitterLooking to read more about the topics covered in this episode? Subscribe to the newsletter at www.strictlyfactspod.com to get the Strictly Facts Syllabus to your email!Produced by Breadfruit Media

Food Junkies Podcast
Episode 83: David Courtwright

Food Junkies Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 59:53


David Courtwright specializes in drug history. He also writes about violence, political and policy history, aviation, and frontier environments. He has taught medical, U.S., and world history at the University of North Florida, where he is presidential professor emeritus in the Department of History. Courtwright has published influential books on drug use and drug policy, both in American and world history; the social problems of frontier environments on the land and in the air; and the culture war that roiled American politics during and after the 1960s. Whether it is about drugs, violence, aerospace, or cultural politics, his research is concerned with power, policy, and social structure. His ambition is to identify what drives fundamental changes in modern social and political history. Courtwright's teaching and research have been recognized by the John A. Delaney Presidential Professorship, the UNF Distinguished Professor Award, five teaching awards, the College on Problems of Drug Dependence Media Award, and fellowships from the American Historical Association, NASA, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, including a 2016-2017 NEH Public Scholar Award. In this episode: Personal – how did Dr. Courtwright get into the history of addiction Limbic Capitalism and pleasure circuitry What is the food industry? Digital Addiction Activism & Awareness of Addiction Sugar taxes and public policy Dr. Courtwright's latest book: The Age of Addiction – How Bad Habits Became Big Business Consumerist Dystopia Harm Reduction Solutions – graffiti campaigns, public health notices, clever propaganda, class action suits What's next? Signature Question Find Dr. Courtwright: Website: https://davidcourtwright.domains.unf.edu/   Books                The Age of Addiction https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674737372                No Right Turn https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?recid=30104                Sky As Frontier https://www.tamupress.com/search-results/?keyword=Sky-as-Frontier                Forces of Habit https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674010031                Dark Paradise https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674005853                Violent Land https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674278714                Addicts Who Survived https://www.amazon.com/Addicts-Who-Survived-History-Narcotic/dp/1572339373/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1378394255&sr=1-7   The content of our show is educational only. It does not supplement or supersede the professional relationship and direction of your healthcare provider. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified mental health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition, substance use disorder, or mental health concern.

High Truths on Drugs and Addiction
Episode #82 High Truths on Drugs and Addiction with Dr. Josh Bloom and Junk Science

High Truths on Drugs and Addiction

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 61:43


Dr. Josh Bloom is an organic chemist who debunks Junk Science in his work with the American Council on Science. Hear what he has to say about opioids and pain, fentanyl, methamphetamine, benzodiazepines, and cannabis. Do Dr. Lev and Dr. Bloom agree or disagree on issues of addiction? You judge. Dr. Josh Bloom, ACSH's Director of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Science, earned his Ph.D. in organic chemistry at the University of Virginia, followed by postdoctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania. His career 20+ year first career was drug discovery research at Wyeth. During this time he participated in research in a number of therapeutic areas, including diabetes and obesity, new antibiotics, HIV/AIDS, and hepatitis C. His group discovered the novel antibiotic Tygacil®, which was approved by the FDA for use against resistant bacterial infections in 2005. He is the author of 25 patents, and 35 academic papers, including a chapter on new therapies for hepatitis C in Burger's Medicinal Chemistry, Drug Discovery, and Development, 7th Edition (Wiley, 2010). Dr. Bloom, who joined the American Council on Science and Health in 2010 as Director of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, has published more than 75 op-eds in numerous periodicals, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, New Scientist, The New York Post, National Review Online, The Boston Herald, The Baltimore Sun, The Chicago Tribune, and The New York Daily News. He has also done numerous radio and television shows and podcasts on topics related to drugs, chemicals, and most importantly, the plight of pain patients – the innocent victims of the misguided war on opioid drugs. He is now recognized as an expert in government opioid policy and was the first journalist to write a nationally published opinion piece about the unintended consequences of a governmental crackdown on prescription pain medications (New York Post, 2013). Since that time he has published more than 20 op-eds in regional and national newspapers on different aspects of the crisis. He was also the first writer (2016) to study, dissect and ultimately debunk the manipulated statistics used by the CDC to justify its recommendations for opioid prescribing, which have resulted in Draconian requirements for prescribing pain medications as well as government-mandated, involuntary tapering of patients receiving opioid treatment, both of which have caused great harm and needless suffering to chronic pain patients. His 2016 article, "Six Charts Designed to Confuse You," is considered to be the seminal work on CDC deception and has been adopted by patient advocacy groups. It has been sent to governors, senators, and state legislatures.

Engineering Influence from ACEC
From the Ground Up: Stories and Lessons from Architects and Engineers who Learned to be Leaders

Engineering Influence from ACEC

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 50:10


Leo MacLeod, is the author of the new book – from the ground up – stories and lessons from architects and engineers who learned to be leaders.  Leo founder of Training. Coaching. Pie., helps Architecture/Engineering/Construction (AEC) firms with coaching, training, and leadership transition. He regularly presents for the American Council of Engineering Companies and helped develop the Oregon chapter's popular leadership program. Leo speaks nationally on leadership development, emotional intelligence, and why baking pie is a great way to develop soft skills. With a BA in English with honors from Portland State University, he's had a successful career as a freelance writer, fundraiser, and advertising executive and consultant. For many years, Leo has written columns for Zweig Letter, Daily Journal of Commerce, and The Business Journal. Learn more about Leo MacLeod at https://leomacleod.com.      

The Energy Show
Best Ways to Compare EVs

The Energy Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 18:29


Copyright 2022 - The Energy Show, Barry Cinnamon Buying an EV is complicated. The market is dynamic, so brand loyalty doesn't mean much yet. There are huge differences in mileage, range, charging and price. Often the EVs that are in the highest demand are backordered — sometimes for a year or more (just try buying a Ford F-150 Lightning). Heck, just understanding the meaning of MPGe and Level 1/2/3 chargers is enough to delay an EV buying decision and keep pumping gas into that old hydrocarbon heap. Fortunately, there is an abundance of EV information on the web. Almost too much. Comparing the capabilities and specifications for EVs is a daunting task for buyers. To simplify the process there are several EV ratings sites that compare EVs based on standard criteria. The EV comparison site that I have found most useful is the Bloomberg Green EV Rating site. Their Green Rating metric is a weighted score that accounts for every vehicle's range, weight and battery size. In addition, they include three other critical factors that many other comparison sites ignore: price, range and charging speed. The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy has their Greenercar ratings — which includes all “green” vehicles of various shades (including hybrids and very low emission vehicles). The official source for vehicle fuel economy (MPG and MPGe) is at fueleconomy.gov, sponsored by the DOE and EPA. Would you believe it is TEN TIMES more expensive to fill up your tank with gas than it is to charge your EV with rooftop solar? For an analysis of the charging costs of EVs, as well as more details about the above-referenced EV comparison sites, please tune in to this week's Energy Show.

Mad in America: Science, Psychiatry and Social Justice
Andrew Scull - Desperate Remedies: Psychiatry's Turbulent Quest to Cure Mental Illness

Mad in America: Science, Psychiatry and Social Justice

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 63:11


Our guest today is sociologist and author, Doctor Andrew Scull. Andrew is a professor of Sociology and Science Studies at the University of California, San Diego, and recipient of the Roy Porter Medal for lifetime contributions to the history of medicine and the Eric T. Carlson Award for lifetime contributions to the history of psychiatry. The author of more than a dozen books, his work has been translated into more than fifteen languages and he has received fellowships from, among others, the Guggenheim Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies and the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies. In this interview, we discuss his latest book, Desperate Remedies: Psychiatry's Turbulent Quest to Cure Mental Illness, published by Harvard Press in May 2022. Dirk Wittenborn, the screenwriter and novelist, described the book as "A riveting chronicle of faulty science, false promises, arrogance, greed, and shocking disregard for the wellbeing of patients suffering from mental disorders. An eloquent, meticulously documented, clear-eyed call for change." *** If you find this podcast valuable, rating it 5 stars and leaving a review on iTunes or Spotify or sharing it on social media helps us to get the word out about these important conversations. Thank you.

wise athletes podcast
#71 -- Framework for Durability w/Dr Nick DiNubile

wise athletes podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 58:03


Sponsor: RePowerU -- a free fitness practices assessment (a 10-minute questionnaire) "How to get an Extended Warranty on your body." Dr. Nick DiNubile is an Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of the bestselling book, FrameWork- Your 7 Step Program for Healthy Muscles, Bones & Joints and is Executive Producer and host of the award winning national PBS television special, Your Body's FrameWork. Dr. Nick has served on The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports with Arnold Schwarzenegger and also sits on the board as well as serves as the Chief Medical Officer of The American Council on Exercise (ACE). He has worked with Philadelphia 76ers, the Pennsylvania Ballet, and countless athletes and celebrities. Most recently he has been named Vice President of The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. drnick.com Dr. Nick says it's not about longevity as much as it's about durability. Find your weak links. Test yourself to find where you are weak, sore, tight, etc.You need balance...meaning, you need to have some minimal capability in all the major parts of your body...you cannot have certain movements or muscles or joints that you avoid using.Resolve the weak links. You have to be willing to work through some pain, and find the line before a level of effort that results in damage.Toughen the area around the weak link to reduce the chance of.the weakness allowing an injuryWork around...avoid areas that you cannot resolve or toughen....but you must find a way to retain "balance" Toward the end we talk about new technologies for improved healing for the older athlete, and ways to mitigate inflexible scar tissue formation from injuries that leads to re-injury so often. BIO Nicholas A. DiNubile, MD is an Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine in private practice in Havertown, Pennsylvania. He is the bestselling author of the FrameWork series of health and wellness books and is also Executive Producer and host of the award winning national PBS television special, “Your Body's FrameWork.” Dr. DiNubile has served as Orthopaedic Consultant to the Philadelphia 76ers Basketball Team and Pennsylvania Ballet. He was appointed Special Advisor to the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports (1st Bush Administration with Arnold Schwarzenegger as Chairman). He has advised two United States Presidents on matters of health and health policy, and has cared for numerous celebrities and high level athletes. He is the Vice President of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M), Chief Medical Advisor for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and is on the Global Advisory Board for the International Sports Hall of Fame. Dr. DiNubile was a contributor to the Surgeon General's Report on Physical Activity and Health and is Executive Editor of the Physician and Sportsmedicine Journal. Dr. DiNubile has been part of the teaching faculty at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine for many years, and is Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Delaware County Memorial Hospital. He is a lead spokesperson for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sportsmedicine. He has had exten

NASFAA's Off the Cuff Podcast
OTC Inside the Beltway: NASFAA 2022 Debrief, Congress' Summer Agenda, Regulatory Updates from ED and SCOTUS

NASFAA's Off the Cuff Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 34:50


This week on "Off The Cuff," Justin and Karen are joined by Jon Fansmith, the American Council on Education's assistant vice president for government relations, to discuss some key takeaways from the NASFAA 2022 National Conference. The team shares their highlights from their time in Austin and discusses their takeaways from NASFAA's first in-person national conference since 2019. Jon then provides an update on Congress' summer agenda with details on the annual appropriations process and how higher education programs are faring in congressional negotiations. Karen then dives into some updates from the Department of Education (ED) concerning the negotiated rulemaking process and some developments related to borrower defense. The team then covers how recent Supreme Court actions could reshape the White House's regulatory authority. Plus, Hugh shares some news coverage from our national conference.

For Better Self & Net Worth
Out with the Mold. In with Michael Rubino, founder of Home Cleanse

For Better Self & Net Worth

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 28:49


Michael Rubino, an innovative expert in mold contamination and remediation. Rubino and his company All American Restoration have been featured in USA Today, NJBiz, Reader's Digest, New Jersey Monthly and Digital Trends. He was also selected as a speaker for the Spring 2020 Indoor Air Quality Association Meeting and Expo. Rubino received a Bachelor of Science degree in 2008 and is a council-certified microbial remediator from the American Council for Accredited Certification, and a New York State Department of Labor Remediation Contractor. He has spent the past seven years involved in construction and remediating mold contamination. Rubino's focus is not just on removing cosmetic damage resulting from mold. It's on removing all traces of mold, the spores they leave behind and the toxins produced by the mold. He's discovered that a person suffering from hypersensitivity to mold needs all three types of decontamination to regain their health. To educate those who are suffering, Rubino wrote the book Mold Medic. In detail, Rubino advises readers how to choose a mold remediation company and the exact processes that company should be using.

The Freeing Energy Podcast
Greg Wetstone: How does this powerful Washington, DC renewable energy group connect the dots between local energy and the US transmission grid?

The Freeing Energy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 38:55


Listen in as host Bill Nussey talks with Greg Wetsone, the President and CEO of the Washington DC powerhouse, American Council on Renewable Energy, or as it is popularly known, ACORE. Together, Bill and Greg  wade into the mind-boggling labyrinth of state and federal policies that are shaping, or in most cases, impeding our transition to renewable energy. If you want to understand how local energy, nuclear power, and giant transmission lines fit into ACOREs view of our renewable energy future, click play and hear what Bill and Greg have to say.

New Books in Literary Studies
Joseph Boone, "Furnace Creek" (Eyewear Publishing, 2021)

New Books in Literary Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 57:23


Taking its inspiration from Great Expectations, Furnace Creek (Eyewear Publishing, 2021) teases us with the question of what Pip might have been like had he grown up in the American South of the 1960s and 1970s and faced the explosive social issues--racial injustice, a war abroad, women's and gay rights, class struggle--that galvanized the world in those decades. A guilty encounter with an escaped felon, a summer spent working for an eccentric man with a mysterious past, conflicted erotic feelings for his employer's niece and nephew--these events set the stage for a journey of sexual and moral discovery that takes Newt Seward to New England, Rome, and Paris--all before returning home to confront his life's many expectations and disappointments. Deftly combining elements of coming-of-age story, novel of erotic discovery, Southern Gothic fiction, and detection-mystery thriller, Furnace Creek leaps the frame of Dickens' masterpiece to provide a contemporary meditation on the perils of desire, ambition, love, loss, and family. Joseph Allen Boone is a professor of English and gender studies at the University of Southern California and the author of Libidinal Currents: Sexuality and the Shaping of Modernism and Tradition Counter Tradition: Love and the Form of Fiction. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Humanities Center, the Huntington, the Stanford Humanity Center, and the American Council of Learned Societies and has been in residency at the Liguria Center at Bogliasco, the Rockefeller-Bellagio Center, and the Valparaiso Foundation. Morteza Hajizadeh is a Ph.D. graduate in English from the University of Auckland in New Zealand. His research interests are Cultural Studies; Critical Theory; Environmental History; Medieval (Intellectual) History; Gothic Studies; 18th and 19th Century British Literature. YouTube Channel. Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/literary-studies

New Books Network
Joseph Boone, "Furnace Creek" (Eyewear Publishing, 2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 57:23


Taking its inspiration from Great Expectations, Furnace Creek (Eyewear Publishing, 2021) teases us with the question of what Pip might have been like had he grown up in the American South of the 1960s and 1970s and faced the explosive social issues--racial injustice, a war abroad, women's and gay rights, class struggle--that galvanized the world in those decades. A guilty encounter with an escaped felon, a summer spent working for an eccentric man with a mysterious past, conflicted erotic feelings for his employer's niece and nephew--these events set the stage for a journey of sexual and moral discovery that takes Newt Seward to New England, Rome, and Paris--all before returning home to confront his life's many expectations and disappointments. Deftly combining elements of coming-of-age story, novel of erotic discovery, Southern Gothic fiction, and detection-mystery thriller, Furnace Creek leaps the frame of Dickens' masterpiece to provide a contemporary meditation on the perils of desire, ambition, love, loss, and family. Joseph Allen Boone is a professor of English and gender studies at the University of Southern California and the author of Libidinal Currents: Sexuality and the Shaping of Modernism and Tradition Counter Tradition: Love and the Form of Fiction. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Humanities Center, the Huntington, the Stanford Humanity Center, and the American Council of Learned Societies and has been in residency at the Liguria Center at Bogliasco, the Rockefeller-Bellagio Center, and the Valparaiso Foundation. Morteza Hajizadeh is a Ph.D. graduate in English from the University of Auckland in New Zealand. His research interests are Cultural Studies; Critical Theory; Environmental History; Medieval (Intellectual) History; Gothic Studies; 18th and 19th Century British Literature. YouTube Channel. Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

The Super Human Life
Ep 133: The Gentleman's Guide To Mobility & Masculinity w/ Ruston Webb

The Super Human Life

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 75:54


Ruston is one of the leading experts in personal training for Brighton Colorado, with a Masters degree in Human Movement he is considered to be in the top 1% in his field. He also has certifications through the Titleist Performance Institute as a level III Golf Fitness Instructor, an Advanced Corrective Exercise Specialist through FMS (FMS level II) and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA. As an expert in the industry he has had the privilege to co-author the 2011 personal training curriculum for Heritage College with the American Council on Exercise and was featured in Link Magazine for Personal Training Career Colleges. He has made guest appearances on the Colorado Today Show three times for personal training expertise and featured in a video series for training tips and advice for Heritage College. Ruston draws upon his vast experience to help clients achieve their fitness goals using the most advanced research and networking strategies to accommodate to the individual's needs.   Ruston is also the founder and host of The Muscular Gentleman podcast and movement where he helps men not only get in the best shape of their lives, but more importantly reclaim their masculinity so they can become the men they were born to be.    In this episode, Ruston and I discuss: - His early childhood upbringing, relationship with his father, and how that lead him to pursue his passion of fitness   - Why it's important for men to not only be strong, but also practice mobility   - What are the characteristics of masculinity and how does a man understanding his masculinity help him in his relationships with strong women   - When is it ok for a man to fall into his feminine side   - And so much more...   Connect with Ruston online: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ruston.webb.5   Podcast - https://pod.link/1628849899   Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/rustonwebb/ The Muscular Gentleman - https://www.themusculargentleman.com/tmg-order?fbclid=IwAR11MaAOS_JOvs_D2PPVVt6szMo3-pTT8nEBTwVFou_ru70nMEZHlRWP-Kw   --   Connect with Frank and The Super Human Life on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coachfrankrich/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/584284948647477/   Website: http://www.thesuperhumanlifepodcast.com/tshlhome   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjB4UrpxtNO2AFtDURMzoKQ  

New Books in History
Joseph A. Boone, "The Homoerotics of Orientalism" (Columbia UP, 2014)

New Books in History

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 71:12


One of the largely untold stories of Orientalism is the degree to which the Middle East has been associated with "deviant" male homosexuality by scores of Western travelers, historians, writers, and artists for well over four hundred years. And this story stands to shatter our preconceptions of Orientalism. To illuminate why and how the Islamicate world became the locus for such fantasies and desires, Boone deploys a supple mode of analysis that reveals how the cultural exchanges between Middle East and West have always been reciprocal and often mutual, amatory as well as bellicose. Whether examining European accounts of Istanbul and Egypt as hotbeds of forbidden desire, juxtaposing Ottoman homoerotic genres and their European imitators, or unlocking the homoerotic encoding in Persian miniatures and Orientalist paintings, this remarkable study models an ethics of crosscultural reading that exposes, with nuance and economy, the crucial role played by the homoerotics of Orientalism in shaping the world as we know it today. A contribution to studies in visual culture as well as literary and social history, The Homoerotics of Orientalism (Columbia UP, 2014) draws on primary sources ranging from untranslated Middle Eastern manuscripts and European belles-lettres to miniature paintings and photographic erotica that are presented here for the first time. Joseph Allen Boone is a professor of English and gender studies at the University of Southern California and the author of Libidinal Currents: Sexuality and the Shaping of Modernism and Tradition Counter Tradition: Love and the Form of Fiction. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Humanities Center, the Huntington, the Stanford Humanity Center, and the American Council of Learned Societies and has been in residency at the Liguria Center at Bogliasco, the Rockefeller-Bellagio Center, and the Valparaiso Foundation. Morteza Hajizadeh is a Ph.D. graduate in English from the University of Auckland in New Zealand. His research interests are Cultural Studies; Critical Theory; Environmental History; Medieval (Intellectual) History; Gothic Studies; 18th and 19th Century British Literature. YouTube Channel. Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

New Books Network
Joseph A. Boone, "The Homoerotics of Orientalism" (Columbia UP, 2014)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 71:12


One of the largely untold stories of Orientalism is the degree to which the Middle East has been associated with "deviant" male homosexuality by scores of Western travelers, historians, writers, and artists for well over four hundred years. And this story stands to shatter our preconceptions of Orientalism. To illuminate why and how the Islamicate world became the locus for such fantasies and desires, Boone deploys a supple mode of analysis that reveals how the cultural exchanges between Middle East and West have always been reciprocal and often mutual, amatory as well as bellicose. Whether examining European accounts of Istanbul and Egypt as hotbeds of forbidden desire, juxtaposing Ottoman homoerotic genres and their European imitators, or unlocking the homoerotic encoding in Persian miniatures and Orientalist paintings, this remarkable study models an ethics of crosscultural reading that exposes, with nuance and economy, the crucial role played by the homoerotics of Orientalism in shaping the world as we know it today. A contribution to studies in visual culture as well as literary and social history, The Homoerotics of Orientalism (Columbia UP, 2014) draws on primary sources ranging from untranslated Middle Eastern manuscripts and European belles-lettres to miniature paintings and photographic erotica that are presented here for the first time. Joseph Allen Boone is a professor of English and gender studies at the University of Southern California and the author of Libidinal Currents: Sexuality and the Shaping of Modernism and Tradition Counter Tradition: Love and the Form of Fiction. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Humanities Center, the Huntington, the Stanford Humanity Center, and the American Council of Learned Societies and has been in residency at the Liguria Center at Bogliasco, the Rockefeller-Bellagio Center, and the Valparaiso Foundation. Morteza Hajizadeh is a Ph.D. graduate in English from the University of Auckland in New Zealand. His research interests are Cultural Studies; Critical Theory; Environmental History; Medieval (Intellectual) History; Gothic Studies; 18th and 19th Century British Literature. YouTube Channel. Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network