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You're listening to the Westerly Sun's podcast, where we talk about the best local events, new job postings, obituaries, and more. First, a bit of Rhode Island trivia. Today's trivia is brought to you by Perennial. Perennial's new plant-based drink “Daily Gut & Brain” is a blend of easily digestible nutrients crafted for gut and brain health. A convenient mini-meal, Daily Gut & Brain” is available now at the CVS Pharmacy in Wakefield. Now for some trivia. Did you know that The Watch Hill Lighthouse has served as a nautical beacon for ships since 1745? The original structure was destroyed in a 1781 storm, and plans were discussed to build a new lighthouse to mark the eastern entrance to Fishers Island Sound and to warn mariners of a dangerous reef southwest of Watch Hill. President Thomas Jefferson signed an act to build the lighthouse in 1806, and construction was completed in 1807. Now for our feature story: A Colorado woman who is applying to take ownership of the Watch Hill Lighthouse wants to use the historic landmark as a symbol to focus attention on poverty and ways to help women become financially stable and astute. Kate Lacroix, who lives in the Boulder area would establish residency here if she is selected to take ownership of the lighthouse. She's applied to the National Park Service on behalf of STOCKED, the nonprofit pantry-building service she founded that teaches women how to save money on their grocery bills and invest the savings. The U.S. General Services Administration announced in May that entities interested in taking ownership of the lighthouse should apply by Thursday. Applications from federal agencies, state and local agencies, nonprofit corporations, educational agencies or community development organizations for educational, park, recreational, cultural or historic preservation purposes will be considered. The Watch Hill Lighthouse Keepers Association, a Westerly-based organization, which has leased the property and acted as its steward since 1986, has also applied. The total number of applicants was unclear late last week. Lacroix has visited the lighthouse twice this year and hired a local structural engineer to gain insight into its condition. Aware that the National Park Services favors applicants with strong community partnerships, she has talked with the owners of local hotels as well as with town and business officials. She plans to continue making the lighthouse and the property accessible and will change admission to generate funds for maintenance and programming. Lacroix said she plans a lending library and has talked with the Gender Studies Department at Brown University about developing an education series focusing on female lighthouse-keepers. She also hopes to develop a storm tools exhibit in the lighthouse museum with the state Coastal Resources Management Council. Use of the facility for weddings and other ceremonies for a fee is also on the horizon should Lacroix take ownership. Any profits that are realized would be used by STOCKED to offer grants for organizations and causes in Rhode Island that align with its mission. — For more about the coronavirus pandemic, the recovery, and the latest on all things in and around Westerly, head over to westerlysun.com. There are a lot of businesses in our community that are hiring right now, so we're excited to tell you about some new job listings. Today's Job posting comes from Crimmins Residential Staffing in Westerly. A couple in Watch Hill is looking for a part-time housekeeper. Pay is $35 per hour and you'll work there 3 days per week in season and one day per week during the off-season. For more job requirements, check out the link in the description: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?l=Westerly%2C%20RI&mna=5&aceid&gclid=Cj0KCQjwpf2IBhDkARIsAGVo0D2S3gEb-328GyRpBuTTeeKPdn3-klOh0KYAsfete6MEZmI5S4qTg-4aAnQkEALw_wcB&vjk=028da372fc87d663 Today we're remembering the life of Robert B. Birchell. He was the beloved husband of Helen Birchell for 73 years. Born in New London, Bob graduated from Stonington schools. Afterwards he started employment at Electric Boat, training as a welder. Then, in 1944 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and went on to serve in WWII as a Carpenter's Mate on a combat ship in the Pacific Theater. When in the third wave on Iwo Jima, his ship took prisoners aboard after landings. Bob was honorably discharged from the Naval Service in June of 1946 after being awarded several medals and a letter of commendation. Upon returning to civilian life, Bob met the love of his life, Helen. Together they had six children. After seven years as a self-employed welder, Bob returned to work at Electric Boat and continued there until he retired as a Ship Superintendent in 1983. He then focused on helping people by doing odd jobs, all while keeping up with his golf game. Bob and Helen loved to travel and one of their favorite vacation spots was Marco Island, Florida. They loved it there so much that in 1984 they bought a condo and became "snowbirds". In 2009, they became full-time Marco Island residents. Thank you for taking a moment with us today to remember and celebrate Bob's life. That's it for today, we'll be back next time with more! Also, remember to check out our sponsor Perennial, Daily Gut & Brain, available at the CVS on Main St. in Wakefield! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Lauren Reischer is not only an equestrian, but such a positive leader and influencer who is paving the way to create equestrian sport inclusive for all riders. After being born with cerebral palsy, Lauren was introduced to therapeutic riding at a very young age and has stuck with it ever since. As she continued her riding career, Lauren was able to join the equestrian team at Brown University and later on even became captain of the team. Lauren now works for the Special Olympics New York where she is working on a few different projects and advocating for special olympic athletes within the equestrian world. Listen in!
In the past year many Division I schools tried to drop sports. Most tried to drop men's sports; some, like William and Mary and Stanford, dropped a large number of Olympic sports. Almost immediately, the players took to the internet, finding law firms to help them in their quest to reinstate their teams. In the past, this has been an uphill battle for the players. Athletic departments could wait out the students and alumni, hoping their initial passion and anger would subside. But this year, something different happened. More often than not, athletes and alumni have been remarkably agile in articulating their perspectives (particularly as they relate to the school's prior and/or current Title IX compliance), and finding very capable allies waiting to help. One of those allies is Arthur Bryant. Twice named one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America, Bryant has been a civil rights icon for decades. The Philadelphia native made his initial mark by winning access for girls to the previously all-male elite public high school, Central High, and he hasn't looked back. He successfully sued Temple University in the early 1980s to improve the standing of women's athletics, and has now successfully represented more women athletes and potential athletes in Title IX litigation against schools and universities than any lawyer in the country. He has taken on Brown University, Dartmouth College and, more recently, won reinstatement of the Dickinson College women's squash program. An important note--we take a deep look at the emerging trend of colleges trying to comply with Title IX via "Prong 3"--fully accommodating the interests of the underrepresented gender. It's an important discussion. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/karen-weaver/message
Dr. Jamie Shapiro is an Associate Professor and the Co-Director of the Master's in Sport and Performance Psychology program in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver. She earned a Ph.D. in Sport and Exercise Psychology from West Virginia University (2009), an M.A. in Community Counseling from WVU (2008), and an M.S. in Athletic Counseling from Springfield College (2005). She earned a B.S. in Psychology from Brown University, where she was on the gymnastics team for 4 years (Go Bruno!). Dr. Shapiro is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC), listed on the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee's Sport Psychology and Mental Training Registry, and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) by the National Board of Certified Counselors. She was a Professional Member of USA Gymnastics from 2003-2013. Dr. Shapiro is a consultant for Sport & Performance Excellence Consultants based in Denver, CO. She has consulted with youth, collegiate, elite, and Paralympic athletes from a variety of sports, including gymnastics, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, lacrosse, wrestling, volleyball, swimming, and track and field. She has also coached gymnastics at the recreational, club, and collegiate (Division III) levels. In addition, Dr. Shapiro has done exercise psychology consulting to help adults with motivation and adherence to exercise programs. Dr. Shapiro's specific interests include psychology of sport injury, learning life skills through sport, psychological skills training, mental training for athletes who have disabilities, psychology of performing arts, exercise psychology, and ethics and training in sport and performance psychology. A former competitive gymnast, Dr. Shapiro still likes to do handstands in cool places all over the world. She is originally from NJ, and now that she lives in CO, she is attempting to improve her skiing abilities! For more information email Dr. Shapiro at email@example.com or visit https://psychology.du.edu/. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bemoretoday/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bemoretoday/support
An FDA advisory panel on Friday recommended a second booster dose for Johnson & Johnson's single-shot vaccine. Dr. Celine Gounder, an infectious disease specialist and epidemiologist at New York University's Grossman School of Medicine, and Dr. Ashish Jha, the dean of Brown University's School of Public Health, join William Brangham to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
An FDA advisory panel on Friday recommended a second booster dose for Johnson & Johnson's single-shot vaccine. Dr. Celine Gounder, an infectious disease specialist and epidemiologist at New York University's Grossman School of Medicine, and Dr. Ashish Jha, the dean of Brown University's School of Public Health, join William Brangham to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
As an ER doctor, Jay Baruch has been treating Covid patients since the start of the pandemic. He still sees many patients sick with Covid in his ER - the vast majority unvaccinated. It might seem reasonable for him to share the anger and frustration that many vaccinated Americans feel about the unvaxxed. While Jay wants everyone who is eligible to get the shot, he says judgment does nothing to persuade the hesitant to get the vaccine, and that there is a better way to respond. Jay is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at Brown University's Alpert Medical School. He is also a writer. In this episode he discusses his desire for a more open dialogue about vaccination, one that involves listening to people's stories, empathizing with their concerns, and recognizing that all human beings are complicated.
In our next installment of the World of Wellbeing podcast we continue our discussion on religion and spirituality where our host, Dr. Louise Lambert is joined by Zen priest Reverend Takafumi and Dr. Harold Roth, Hal Roth is Professor of Religious Studies and East Asian Studies at Brown University. Listen to hear for part two of a two part episode where the group discusses the impact of spirituality and religion on a person's wellbeing, what spirituality and religion contribute to wellbeing, and discussed the decline in religiosity while adoption spiritual practices have seen a rise.
Brown University Professor Wendy Schiller joined Gene to discuss protests happening at Governor McKee's house over the weekend. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week Patrick and an esteemed panel of literary scholars, biographers and critics discuss the life and the creative legacy of English poet, philosopher and theologian Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Joining Patrick on the panel are: Dr James May, University College Dublin, Professor Tim Fulford, Academic Director, Biennial Summer Conference, The Friends of Coleridge Society, Dr Jeffrey Barbeau, Professor of Theology, Wheaton University and author of ' Sara Coleridge: Her Life and Thought, Dr Rosemary Ashton, author of 'The Life of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: A Critical Biography' and Dr William Keach, Professor of English at Brown University.
Future of Work Sherpa Dan Smolen interviews Dr. Dan Hill, who believes that "blah, blah, blah" hurts the workplace and career professionals. And in Blah, Blah, Blah: A Snarky Guide to Office Lingo, Dr. Hill and co-author Dr. Howard Moskowitz crowd-sourced over 600 examples of workplace jargon that are typically dismissive, patriarchal, and toxic. One cannot discuss The Great Resignation now happening in thousands of companies without first considering the impact of workplace jargon. So many people, threatened or ostracized by office lingo, are leaving their companies in droves for other firms, or to become independent contractors. Here is Dr. Hill's favorite example from the book: The vast array of jargon in the book helps people recognize that blah, blah, blah hurts the workplace. Full interview starts at 3:01 In a fun and informative episode, Dr. Hill: Describes Blah, Blah, Blah: a Snarky Guide to Office Lingo and the reasons for writing and editing it. Starts at 4:50 Offers his favorite jargon example. Starts at 6:34 Considers reasons why people in the workplace perpetuate the use of oppressive jargon. Starts at 7:21 Defines the categories created to array the crowd-sourced office lingo examples. Starts at 9:32 Suggests what can be achieved by breaking the cycle of "blah, blah, blah" jargon at work. Starts at 12:00 Full interview starts at 3:01 About our guest: Dan Hill, Ph.D. is an author, podcaster, world recognized facial coding expert, and founder and president of the consultancy Sensory Logic, Inc. He received a Masters in Creative Writing from Brown University and a Ph.D. in English from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Further, Dr. Hill earned Facial Action Coding Systems Certification from the Paul Ekman Group. He lives and works in St. Paul, Minnesota and Palm Desert, California. EPISODE DATE: October 8, 2021 Social media: Website – Blah, Blah, Blah: a Snarky Guide to Office Lingo (Book Page) – Faces of the Week Blog –Famous Faces Decoded (Book Page) –LinkedIn Profile Please Subscribe to The Dan Smolen Podcast on: – Apple Podcast – Android – Google Podcasts – Pandora – Spotify – Stitcher – TuneIn …or wherever you get your podcasts. You may also click HERE to receive our podcast episodes by email. Image credits: Toxic boss and oppressed worker, grinvalds for iStock Photo; Portrait, Dan Hill, Ph.D.; Podcast button, J. Brandt Studio for The Dan Smolen Experience.
The COVID pandemic has brought on all sorts of changes to the way we live our lives. From wearing masks, working from home, stay at home orders, and restrictions on social interactions, the virus has caused untold disruption to the way our society functions. Although the changes COVID has brought to our schools and the lives of our school age children, it is perhaps less appreciated what changes have occurred for our infants. It is a well known fact that our environment and meaningful stimulation is necessary for normal intelligence and brain development. Infants are completely dependent on their parents to put them in environments where they can maximally interact in the world. This interaction is what spurs on their brain development and social connections to others. Early Learning My guest today was Dr. Sean Deoni at Brown University described that the first 1000 days of a child's life are some of the most critical for its brain development. Babies interact with their environment and figure out how to communicate and manipulate the physical world through exploration. The less stimulation that is present, generally, the worse their neurodevelopment outcome is. One can use the Mullen Scales of Early Learning to test infants and young children on where they are developmentally on motor and language skills. Concerning Findings - A Drop in IQ Equivalents The lab at Brown University had been collecting infant and child development testing data for over ten years. Their findings generally fell in line with what would be considered 'normal' for children at that age. But suddenly, in 2020, their lab noticed a sudden change in the scoring for children. A massive loss in development scores (which are used as a proxy for IQ) were seen in infants born during the pandemic. The losses were on the order of 22 IQ points or 1.5 standard deviations from the norm. This was an incredible finding and one that they couldn't explain. The findings were more pronounced in those with low socioeconomic status and males. Where was the drop? One would expect that the drop in scores would be related to problems with language since we are now more frequently wearing masks. However, their findings were actually a massive drop in motor skills. This might explain why male infants were more significantly affected since early motor development seems to progress a little more in them than females What's Causing the Drop? Unfortunately, it is very hard to determine what is causing this decline in scoring for infants. The research team has been able to rule out a few factors like maternal stress or actual COVID infections. It is very probable that this is due to a general lack of physical interactions and stimulation for the infants with their parents and caregivers. Perhaps it's because of increased isolation at day care or parents working remotely at home and less capable to spending valuable time with their infants. Limitations to the Findings Whenever we get concerning findings like these we have to be sure of a few facts. Are the results corroborated/reproducible: The University of Columbia did a similar study and found the same results. However, they don't have long term validation to their testing methods so perhaps this finding is an outlier. Is this a representative sample: This study (and the one from Columbia) represent a probably skewed sample of families who live in urban areas and heavily rely on day care for their child care needs. It's possible that these findings would not be found in areas with lower levels of day care usage since parents probably don't interact that differently at home with their child. COVID restrictions: PPE, limited social interactions, and masking all varied throughout the country. It's possible that one, some, or all of these significantly affected the results of child development. Perhaps masking and limited social interactions decreased infant and toddlers' physical play. Also, maybe seeing less relatives who would physically interact with the child led to lower scores. How Permanent are these Deficits? This is the million dollar question. Can the children recover from such a huge developmental deficit. It's entirely possible that they will just reach these milestones later in life and it will have no impact on their future intellect. However, oftentimes, if one does not catch up by 2 years of age or so, one never catches up which could put these children at a huge disadvantage in academics, athletics, and the arts. The lab will continue to follow the children but only time will tell whether they are ever able to catch up. Sean Deoni, PhD, holds a doctorate in MRI Physics and is a lead researcher at Brown University studying neurodevelopment of infants and young children. show notes Episode 147: Today's show Children Born During the Pandemic Score Lower on Cognitive Tests: Dr. Deoni's Study from Brown University Birth but not Maternal SARS CoV-2 Infection Related to Lower Developmental Scores at 6 months. - University of Columbia study referenced in the show. Baby Imaging Lab: The laboratory where Dr. Deoni works at Brown University. Legaci Long COVID Study: An opportunity for children and adults with long COVID to enroll in research. Episode 143: We were so, so, so, so right about COVID Deputy: Today's sponsor who helps you with staff scheduling. Doctor Podcast Network: The home for the Paradocs and a number of other physician based podcasts. Top 20 Physicians Podcasts Made Simply Web Site Creations: This is the great, affordable website service that built my wife's podcast site. 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Data is - and always will be - a chaotic neutral (meaning sometimes, it can be incredibly valuable, and at other times, simply noise). Understanding which healthcare data collected has value and which is noise? That's where the real work begins. On this week's segment, Jeffrey Carlisle, CEO at Pneuma Systems Corporation; Howard Rosen, CEO and Founder of LifeWIRE; and Brent Wright, Associate Dean for Rural Health Innovation at the University of Louisville, join me for a discussion that centers on the data biome and understanding how data value works in healthcare. From interoperability of centralized data to who should have ownership over healthcare data, there's a lot to unpack here - and all of it is valuable. Come and listen to this week's episode! Here are the show highlights: Data: is yours valuable or is it just noise? (0:05) The power of data in post-market surveillance (6:01) Interoperability and centralized data: what the future might hold (9:58) Patient data biome - how far are we from that reality? (17:37) Who should have ownership of patient data and how it's integrated (25:55) The role data plays in a patient's healthcare (31:55 ) Guest Bios Jeffrey Carlisle is CEO at Pneuma Systems Corporation. He earned his ScB in Applied Math/Biology from Brown University. If you'd like to get in touch with Jeffrey after the show, feel free to reach out to him via LinkedIn at Jeffrey Carlisle or via email at JeffreyCarlisle@me.com. Howard Rosen is CEO and Founder of LifeWIRE Group. He earned his HBBA in Economics and Marketing and MBA in International Finance/Marketing from York University, Schulich School of business. If you'd like to get in touch with Howard after the show, feel free to reach out to him via LinkedIn at Howard Rosen or via email at HRosen@LifeWiregroup.com. Brent Wright is the Associate Dean for Rural Health Innovation at the University of Louisville. He earned his BS in Human Studies from the University of Kentucky and his Masters in Medical Management from the University of Southern California If you'd like to get in touch with Brent after the show, feel free to reach out to him via LinkedIn at Brent Wright or via email at R.Wright@louisville.edu.
In our next installment of the World of Wellbeing podcast we focus on religion and spirituality where our host, Dr. Louise Lambert is joined by Zen priest Reverend Takafumi and Dr. Harold Roth, Hal Roth is Professor of Religious Studies and East Asian Studies at Brown University. Listen to hear for part one of a two part episode where the group discusses the impact of spirituality and religion on a person's wellbeing, what spirituality and religion contribute to wellbeing, and discussed the decline in religiosity while adoption spiritual practices have seen a rise.
Today we discuss how a process called Keto-flexing can deliver metabolic health. Ben is the founder of Keto Kamp. He is the go-to source for intermittent fasting and the ketogenic diet. He is known as ‘The Health Detective' because he investigates dysfunction, and educates, not medicates, to bring the body back to normal function. FREE REGISTRATION TO THE 7 DAY EVENT HEALTH LONGEVITY SECRETS: https://robert-lufkin.mykajabi.com/a/2147494261/463CbhYu Robert has served as Full Professor at both the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and at the USC Keck School of Medicine. He is currently a Clinical Professor of Radiology, at the USC Keck School of Medicine with an academic focus on the applied science of longevity. He is also Chief of Metabolic Imaging at a large medical network in southern California. In addition to being a practicing physician, he is author of over 200 peer reviewed scientific papers, 32 book chapters and 13 books that are available in six languages. He studied computer science at Brown University and completed his medical degree at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Robert has given invited lectures/keynotes around the world, and was named one of the ‘100 Most Creative People in Los Angeles' by Buzz Magazine. His honors include serving as President of the Society of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, President of the American Society of Head and Neck Radiology, and numerous other professional affiliations. Among his many inventions including several patents in artificial intelligence, he developed an MR-compatible biopsy needle which is used worldwide today as the “Lufkin Needle.” He has also founded and/or invested in numerous technology companies. FREE REGISTRATION TO THE 7 DAY EVENT HEALTH LONGEVITY SECRETS: https://robert-lufkin.mykajabi.com/a/2147494261/463CbhYu TAKE HOME POINTS: Keto Flexing is a novel approach to ketogenic nutrition which involves ketosis, fasting, and flexible choices to optimize the health value of this strategy. Ketosis is a normal state in our bodies that we do less and less of because of the American diet, which forces us into the glucose side. So returning to ketosis is not a fad or a particular diet, but it's a way of living. It has health advantages compared to when we burn glucose. For ketogenic diet we add fats and oils. It is best to avoid seed/vegetable oils. They are [3 C's] canola oil, corn oil, cottonseed oil, [3 S's] soybean oil, sunflower oil, safflower oil, and two others rice bran oil and grapeseed oil. They're very unstable and highly inflammatory. We prefer stable fats, saturated fats, monounsaturated fats such as coconut oil, real olive oil, avocado oil, butter, ghee, duck fat, and lard. *** CONNECT WITH ROBERT LUFKIN MD ON SOCIAL MEDIA ** Web: https://robertlufkinmd.com/ Twitter:https://twitter.com/robertlufkinmd Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/health-longevity-secrets/id1585563694 FREE REGISTRATION TO THE 7 DAY EVENT HEALTH LONGEVITY SECRETS: https://robert-lufkin.mykajabi.com/a/2147494261/463CbhYu ---------------------------------------------- Order Keto Flex: http://www.ketoflexbook.com -------------------------------------------------------- / / E P I S O D E S P ON S O R S PureForm Omega Plant Based Oils (Best Alternative to Fish Oil): http://www.purelifescience.com Use ben4 for $4.00 off. Upgraded Formulas Hair Mineral Deficiency Analysis & Supplements: http://www.upgradedformulas.com Use BEN10 at checkout for 10% off your order. Paleo Valley beef sticks, apple cider vinegar complex, organ meat complex & more. Use the coupon code KETOKAMP15 over at https://paleovalley.com/ to receive 15% off your entire order. Farmers Juice keto friendly green juices and shots. Visit http://www.thefarmersjuice.com Use the coupon code ketokamp at checkout for $10 off. Text me the words "Podcast" +1 (786) 364-5002 to be added to my contacts list. *Some Links Are Affiliates* // F O L L O W ▸ instagram | @thebenazadi | http://bit.ly/2B1NXKW ▸ facebook | /thebenazadi | http://bit.ly/2BVvvW6 ▸ twitter | @thebenazadi http://bit.ly/2USE0so ▸clubhouse | @thebenazadi Disclaimer: This podcast is for information purposes only. Statements and views expressed on this podcast are not medical advice. This podcast including Ben Azadi disclaim responsibility from any possible adverse effects from the use of information contained herein. Opinions of guests are their own, and this podcast does not accept responsibility of statements made by guests. This podcast does not make any representations or warranties about guests qualifications or credibility. Individuals on this podcast may have a direct or non-direct interest in products or services referred to herein. If you think you have a medical problem, consult a licensed physician.
French political scientist Christophe Jaffrelot's new book, Modi's India: Hindu Nationalism and the Rise of Ethnic Democracy, is a comprehensive exploration of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi—its origins, policies, philosophy, and relationship to democracy. Patrick Heller of Brown University calls the book “the most detailed, theoretically sophisticated, and comprehensive analysis of the rise of Modi's BJP as a dominant electoral force.”Christophe joins Milan on the podcast to talk about Modi's rise to national prominence, his relationship with the Sangh Parivar, and the constraints that exist on his power. Plus, the two discuss the state of individual freedoms in India today and why Christophe believes that the BJP dominance under Modi represents a new political system in India, rather than just a new party system.Episode notes:Christophe Jaffrelot and Pratinav Anil, India's First Dictatorship: The Emergency, 1975-77 (Oxford University Press, 2021).Angana P. Chatterji, Thomas Blom Hansen, and Christophe Jaffrelot, eds., Majoritarian State: How Hindu Nationalism is Changing India (Oxford University Press, 2019).“Christophe Jaffrelot on India's First Dictatorship,” Grand Tamasha, April 13, 2021.
This episode is the first in our current series on PhD applications. How should people prepare their applications to PhD programs in NLP? In this episode, we invite Nathan Schneider (Professor of Linguistics and Computer Science at Georgetown University) and Roma Patel (PhD student in Computer Science at Brown University) to share their perspectives on preparing application materials. We start by talking about what factors should go into the decision to apply for PhD programs and how to gain relevant experience. We then talk about the most important parts of an application, focusing particularly on how to write a strong statement of purpose and choose recommendation letter writers. Blog posts mentioned in this episode: - Nathan Schneider's Advice on Statements of Purpose: https://nschneid.medium.com/inside-ph-d-admissions-what-readers-look-for-in-a-statement-of-purpose-3db4e6081f80 - Student Perspectives on Applying to NLP PhD Programs: https://blog.nelsonliu.me/2019/10/24/student-perspectives-on-applying-to-nlp-phd-programs/ Homepages: - Nathan Schneider: https://people.cs.georgetown.edu/nschneid/ - Roma Patel: http://cs.brown.edu/people/rpatel59/ The hosts for this episode are Alexis Ross and Nishant Subramani.
Today Andrea and Amy are joined by Sierra Rosen, Executive Director of Planned Giving at Brown University, to talk about planned giving. They discuss why planned giving matters even for small to mid-size organizations. They chew over simple strategies you can use to start building a program and how it dovetails nicely with a capital campaign. ------------- This episode was recorded as part of a live webinar held Monday, October 4, 2021. To participate in future webinars, register at ToolkitTalks.com.
Brown University Professor Wendy Schiller joined Gene to discuss people harassing politicians and to react to some of Governor McKee's statements during "Ask the Governor" last Friday, including McKee's statements about former Chief of Staff Tony Silva. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
You're listening to the Westerly Sun's podcast, where we talk about the best local events, new job postings, obituaries, and more. First, a bit of Rhode Island trivia. Today's trivia is brought to you by Perennial. Perennial's new plant-based drink “Daily Gut & Brain” is a blend of easily digestible nutrients crafted for gut and brain health. A convenient mini-meal, Daily Gut & Brain” is available now at the CVS Pharmacy in Wakefield. Now for some trivia. Did you know that Rhode Island native, Jill Craybas, is a former professional tennis player? From the 2000 US Open to the 2011 US Open, Craybas competed in 45 consecutive Grand Slam main draws; her best result coming in the 2005 Wimbledon Championships where she reached the fourth round, which included wins over Marion Bartoli and Serena Williams. By the time she retired in 2013, she was one of the oldest players on the WTA Tour at 39 years of age, as well as the longest serving, having turned pro in 1996. Now for our feature story: Community service programs in Rhode Island will receive $1.1 million in federal funding. Rhode Island's congressional delegation said Friday that ServeRI programs will receive the money through the American Rescue Plan Act. The goal is to strengthen national service in Rhode Island and provide relief for organizations and communities disproportionately affected by the pandemic. The money will be spent on increasing living allowances for AmeriCorps members, stabilizing Rhode Island's AmeriCorps programs and expanding ServeRI opportunities over the next three years. ServeRI, which is administered by the state education department, awards AmeriCorps grants, promotes residents' commitment to public service and seeks to organize the collective effort of volunteer and service opportunities across the state. U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, a Rhode Island Democrat, said: “From education to conservation, this federal funding will help AmeriCorps members in Rhode Island tackle important challenges and make a positive difference.” U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin, also a Rhode Island Democrat, said that as the state recovers from the pandemic, these organizations must have the necessary resources to continue serving communities. For more about the coronavirus pandemic, the recovery, and the latest on all things in and around Westerly, head over to westerlysun.com. There are a lot of businesses in our community that are hiring right now, so we're excited to tell you about some new job listings. Today's Job posting comes from Crimmins Residential Staffing in Westerly. A couple in Watch Hill is looking for a part-time housekeeper. Pay is $35 per hour and you'll work there 3 days per week in season and one day per week during the off-season. For more job requirements, check out the link in the description: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?l=Westerly%2C%20RI&mna=5&aceid&gclid=Cj0KCQjwpf2IBhDkARIsAGVo0D2S3gEb-328GyRpBuTTeeKPdn3-klOh0KYAsfete6MEZmI5S4qTg-4aAnQkEALw_wcB&vjk=028da372fc87d663 Today we're remembering the life of Donald Autry Sr. of Westerly. Born in Westerly, he was the youngest of seven children. He graduated from Westerly High School in 1965 and the University of Rhode Island in 1975. Donald also earned a master's degree from the University of Connecticut. He taught science at Westerly High School for 30 years. Before his retirement, he worked at Brown University for 15 years. Donald was baptized and attended Christ Episcopal Church in his younger years and he was a member of the Calabrese and North End Social Clubs. His past times and passions were horse racing and clamming in our local ponds. He is survived b That's it for today, we'll be back next time with more! Also, remember to check out our sponsor Perennial, Daily Gut & Brain, available at the CVS on Main St. in Wakefield! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Stand Up is a daily podcast. I book,host,edit, post and promote new episodes with brilliant guests every day. Please subscribe now for as little as 5$ and gain access to a community of over 800 awesome, curious, kind, funny, brilliant, generous souls Check out StandUpwithPete.com to learn more On Today's Show 32 minute News Recap Dr Ina Park begins at 34 mins From InaPark.net : I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. My parents are immigrants from South Korea who had an arranged marriage and ended up actually liking each other. Being a first-generation Asian kid in the US, the extent of my sex education from my parents was, “don't have sex before you get married or we will kick you out of the house.” (In case you are wondering, I was already sexually active by the time I received this advice) My career in sexual health began as a peer educator at the University of California-Berkeley, where I dressed up as a giant condom and performed a live demo with a prophylactic and a banana on the steps of Sproul Hall. After that there was no looking back: sexual health, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and HIV prevention have been a steady presence in my life ever since. After receiving my medical degree from UCLA, I completed residency in Family Medicine at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles. I then followed my husband to the University of Minnesota-School of Public Health for my master's degree. I possess a deep love for Minnesota, but two winters there was enough for me. I settled back in California, where I completed a fellowship in Sexually Transmitted Diseases at the UC San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF). After all this training it was time to get a real job. I'm now an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at UCSF. I also serve as the Medical Director of the California Prevention Training Center and a Medical Consultant for the Division of STD Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A few years ago, I decided that my time on this earth would be best spent making people feel better about their sex lives, reducing stigma around STIs, conducting good science and sharing it with the world as best I can. So I decided to try my hand at writing a book about STIs, Strange Bedfellows, and someone (who is not related to me) thought it was good enough to publish. Writing a book is similar to pregnancy and childbirth; it's a hell of a lot harder than it looks, and when it's over you need a few years to forget how bad it was before you can think of doing it again. I live in Berkeley with my husband and two sons. If I had more time, I would plant vegetables, pickle them, knit and brew bone broth. I don't do any of those things. I do practice yoga, and feebly attempt to meditate from time to time, but most of my waking hours are spent parenting and thinking about syphilis. If you'd like me to come and speak to your group about my book or generally about the topic of sex and STIs or sexual health, please contact me here Buy Strange Bedfellows ------------------------------------------------------------- 1:22 At LOG OFF, we are passionate about lowering social media's impact on mental health while teaching teenage users and their parents about how to navigate the vast inner -workings of life on social media. Celine Bernhardt-Lanier is a Franco-American high school senior and the CEO of LOG OFF. In 2020, she launched a digital wellbeing initiative by helping teens connect better with others, their true selves, and nature as a means to promote healthier use of technology. A teen leader on the boards of Fairplay and LookUp.live, Celine is a certified digital wellness educator with the Digital Wellness Institute, and a guest student of Stanford University's Digital Wellness course. She is the creator of a digital wellbeing resource for parents, adult professionals and youth; She also is the author of an article on “Nomophobia” and digital wellbeing in the United States and Spain. Celine also is a global speaker and moderator through podcasts, youth summits, and other events for youth and adult audiences worldwide. Aliza Kopans is a first-year at Brown University and a Digital Wellness Youth Activist serving on Fairplay's Action Network Advisory Board and LookUp.Live's Teen Leadership Council. Co-creator of "Dear Parents," a digital well-being resource from teens to parents and co-founder of "Tech(nically) Politics," a youth-led movement aimed at changing governmental regulations of digital spaces, Aliza is dedicated to creating change towards a human—not screen—focused world. Check out all things Jon Carroll Follow and Support Pete Coe Pete on YouTube Pete on Twitter Pete On Instagram Pete Personal FB page Stand Up with Pete FB page
In one of our favorite conversations, Dr. Jud Brewer joins us to explore the habit of anxiety, mindfulness practices to heal addiction, and what we can learn from the brains of the world's most advanced meditators.About Our Guest: Dr. Jud is a psychiatrist, neuroscientist and New York Times best-selling author. He's the director of research and innovation at Brown University's Mindfulness Center, where he also serves as an associate professor, as well as the executive medical director of behavioral health at Sharecare Inc.Dr. Jud is also the author of The Craving Mind and Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind. Watch the Episode: Prefer watching video? You can watch this episode on YouTube.Key Topics:2:00: What got Jud from psychiatry to studying mindfulness?5:45: Addiction and the structure of habits. 10:15: Mindfulness as a treatment for addiction. 14:00: Liking without wanting.19:45: Habit formation and reward-based learning.24:00: Awareness, and honoring your experience.26:15: Curiosity.28:10: The “habit” of anxiety. 32:00: Anxiety's habit loop.34:45: The true purpose of worrying.39:00: Generalized vs. acute anxiety. 41:00: Anxiety and performance. 46:20: Practices for unwinding from anxiety.54:45: Learning from the brains of experienced practitioners. 1:03:30: Recap Support the Podcast: We're now on Patreon! If you'd like to support the podcast, follow this link.Sponsors:Find the new CBD+ performance gummies and the whole dosist health line-up today at dosisthealth.com. Use promo code BEINGWELL20 for 20% off your purchase. New Day from Lemonada just premiered on September 15th - listen wherever you get podcasts.Join over a million people using BetterHelp, the world's largest online counseling platform. Visit betterhelp.com/beingwell for 10% off your first month! Want to sleep better? Try the legendary Calm app! Visit calm.com/beingwell for 40% off a premium subscription.Connect with the show:Subscribe on iTunesFollow Forrest on YouTubeFollow us on InstagramFollow Forrest on InstagramFollow Rick on FacebookFollow Forrest on FacebookVisit Forrest's website
Journalist Hollie McKay joins Tim from Afghanistan where she lives and from where she files her reports as the Taliban strengthens its control over the country in the wake of the U.S. pullout. Hollie is a war crimes investigator, an author and a reporter who gives a view on what life is like for the people of Afghanistan now that the Taliban is in control. https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/shapingopinion/Afghanistan_auphonic.mp3 Photo Source: Hollie McKay America just marked the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and four hijacked aircraft. The attacks were waged by Islamic terrorists with the backing of Osama Bin Laden and the terrorist group Al Qaeda. At the time, Al Qaeda and the Taliban operated terrorist training camps in Afghanistan, where the 9/11 hijackers trained. On October 7, 2001, the United States and Great Britain responded to the 9/11 attacks by targeting terrorist training camps in Afghanistan with bombs and cruise missiles. That led to a war against the terrorists in that country and a 20-year war-time occupation. By August of this year, that conflict started to come to its end as the United States pulled out of the country. Over the 20 years of the Afghan war, more than 3,500 allied troops died in combat. That includes 2,448 American service members. More than 20,000 Americans suffered combat-related wounds. Many more came home with scars you can't see. According to Brown University, roughly 69,000 Afghan security forces were killed during that period, as well as 51,000 Afghan civilians and 51,000 terrorists and militants. The United States had spent $2 trillion on the conflict. In the end, the U.S. left billions of dollars in military equipment and arms, including armored vehicles, drones and military helicopters. In 10 days in August, from August 6th through the 15th, the Taliban took control of Kandahar, Mazar-e-Sharif and then the capital city, Kabul. The incumbent Afghan government quickly fell apart with the country's president fleeing to the UAE. The U.S. evacuated its embassy, and thousands of American citizens went to the Kabul airport to flee the country. During the evacuation, two suicide bombers attacked the Kabul airport, killing more than 103 people, including 12 American Marines and one U.S. Navy medic. By the time the Taliban took control, there were still an undetermined number of Americans and Afghan allies still in the country. Hollie McKay is a war crimes investigator and has worked on the frontlines of several war zones that have included Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Iran, and many other places, including Afghanistan. Links Afghans Dying at Border as Tensions Intensify Between Taliban, Pakistan, New York Post Driving Across What Was Once Afghanistan's Terror-Filled Highway, Knewz The Transformation of Kabul, One Month After the Taliban Takeover, New York Post Taliban Official: Strict Punishment, Executions Will Return, Associated Press Hollie McKay (website) About this Episode's Guest Hollie McKay Hollie McKay Hollie S. McKay is a foreign policy expert and war crimes investigator. She was an investigative and international affairs/war journalist for Fox News Digital for over fourteen years where she focused on warfare, terrorism, and crimes against humanity. Hollie has worked on the frontlines of several major war zones and covered humanitarian and diplomatic crises in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, Iran, Turkey, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Burma, Russia, Africa, Latin America, and other areas. Her globally-spanned coverage, in the form of thousands of print articles and essays, has included exclusive and detailed interviews with numerous captured terrorists, as well as high-ranking government, military, and intelligence officials and leaders from all sides. She has spent considerable time embedded with US and foreign troops,
Russell & Robert meet artist Susan Chen (b. Hong Kong, SAR, 1992) from Los Angeles where she's been installing her brand new solo exhibition at Night Gallery. We discuss making paintings during the pandemic, Alice in Wonderland, silver glitter Crocs, her admiration for English painter John Bratby (known for his 1950s kitchen sink realist paintings), learning how to find her own artistic voice and numerous positive experiences and lessons from working as studio assistant for fellow painter Shara Hughes.Text by Dani Yan for Night Gallery: "I Am Not a Virus is an exhibition of new paintings by the New York and Connecticut-based painter Susan Chen. This is Chen's first exhibition at the gallery. During the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the artist collaborated with twenty-six different sitters of Asian and Asian American descent living throughout the United States. After locating her subjects through various social media platforms, Chen painted her subjects via Zoom in real time. Despite her unfamiliarity with her sitters, Chen's portraits distill much more than just their subjects' likenesses. Informed by just a few hours of Zoom conversation with each person, Chen creates compositions that illuminate the experiences, desires, and emotions of her sitters. This closeness comes from Chen's attention to detail: from nail polish bottles to birth control pills, the objects in Chen's compositions are rendered in the same heavy brushstrokes as the people they are connected to. Viewers are thus prompted to consider the many elements of Chen's paintings evenly—the subjects themselves are important, but so are their stories.This focus on Asian American humanity and history has been central to Chen's work. But after the rise in hate crimes against Asians in the wake of COVID-19, Chen's practice took on a new impetus. While her past work alluded to Asian American cultural alienation, her recent paintings address anti-Asian hate with a sharpened sense of directness and urgency. In a self-portrait, I Am Not the Kung Flu, the artist captures herself wielding a taser with an array of self-defense weapons scattered across the table in front of her. A pepper gel canister, a whistle, tear gas, a personal alarm, a pocket knife: these are just some of the items Chen found while surveying online what Asian Americans were buying during the pandemic to protect themselves from assault. Indeed, over the course of the past year, the means of survival have changed drastically for Asian Americans like Chen.Chen's involvement in the fight against anti-Asian racism extends beyond her artistic practice. In the aftermath of the Atlanta spa shootings in March 2021, she attended several Stop Asian Hate movement rallies. Inspired by the gravity and hope of these gatherings, Chen distilled her experiences into the largest painting in the show, #StopAsianHate, which depicts a group of life-sized protagonists wielding signs with anti-Asian-violence slogans.Amid endless reports of anti-Asian hate crimes, the sense of urgency that Chen has felt in her day-to-day life has translated into her work. In the artist's own words, her paintings became more “intentional,” both conceptually and formally. Each portrait was executed as a piece of an overarching narrative. Each color was premixed with delicate care before touching the canvas. In order to achieve the more closely-defined goals behind this show, Chen needed to paint with conviction—the thick layers and bold pigments of paint that punctuate her new canvases are evidence of her increased confidence.These days, reported cases of anti-Asian violence continue to rise, but media coverage has dwindled. Chen, it seems, has found her voice at the right time."Chen received her MFA from Columbia University in 2021 and her BA from Brown University in 2015. In August 2020, Chen presented her debut solo exhibition, On Longing, at Meredith Rosen... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week Dr. Drew is joined by Professor of Cosmology at Brown University, Stephon Alexander for a wide ranging conversation on science. Stephon's newest book 'Fear of a Black Universe: An Outsider's Guide to the Future of Physics' is available now and you can learn more about him at his website StephonAlexander.com Visit PublicRec.com/docdrew Visit pendulumlife.com and use promo code DREW
Four decades ago, Glenn C. Loury became the first tenured black professor of economics in Harvard's history. Ever since then, he has made waves for his willingness to buck the elite intellectual establishment; for his iconoclastic ideas about race and inequality; and for his incisive cultural criticism. He is a man of seeming contradictions: he rails against the divisiveness of woke politics from his post at Brown University, one of America's most left wing campuses. He worries about what the death of God means for the country -- though he calls his own past religious beliefs a “benevolent self-delusion.” In the 80s, Glenn challenged his fellow black Americans to combat the “enemy from within,” while he himself battled demons like adultery and addiction. But Glenn's ability to re-examine his positions and look at his own past with clear eyes is hardly a fault. Glenn is a man who, in a time of lies told for the sake of political convenience, strives to tell the truth even when the truth is hard. Or complicated. Or an affront to our feelings. Or contradicts what we wish were true. In today's conversation: race, racism, Black Lives Matter, school choice, standardized tests, crack, sexual infidelity, Christianity, the Nation of Islam, neoconservatism, Harvard, groupthink, and pretty much every other hot-button subject you can imagine. Plus, Glenn's own remarkable life story. Glenn's own podcast, "The Glenn Show" is available through Substack and in video form on his new Youtube channel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Yeva Johnson was born in Detroit by necessity. In this podcast, we welcome Yeva back to the show. We first met her back in 2018 at Working With Death, the show we did that year with Reimagine End of Life. Her family moved from Michigan to Washington, DC, when Yeva was young. She often joined her siblings and parents at various marches in the capital city—for the ERA, peace marches, etc. As a student, Yeva liked to read. She talks about going to DC museums and the Library of Congress ("They had every book—almost!") when she was young. Her parents moved her to a new school, and so she had to adjust to a new environment and make new friends. Music has always been a big part of Yeva's life. She has been playing the piano since she was five and the flute since she was in fourth grade. When she was young, she went to several jazz festivals in the DC area with her mom. She kept playing flute throughout her time in school and in fact, she still plays today. She went to Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, where she immediately got into their medical program. In her third year of college, she spent time in Brazil, which we wrap this episode with. Check back Thursday for Part 2 and the continuation of Yeva's life story, including her move to San Francisco. We recorded this podcast in the Shakespeare Garden at Golden Gate Park in September 2021. Photography by Michelle Kilfeather
The existence of a science test sets the ACT apart from all other college entrance exams. What should a student do to be set apart from peers on this challenging test section? Amy and Mike invited educator Robin Satty to explore top lessons for ACT science. What are five things you will learn in this episode? How important is specific science knowledge vs other skills on the ACT Science Test? How has this section changed over time? How can students approach each of the three types of Science passages differently? What makes some questions harder and some questions easier? Which questions give students the most trouble, and what can they do about it? MEET OUR GUEST Robin Satty, Ed.D is a graduate of Brown University with a Bachelors and Masters in Biology. Robin began her career in test prep in 2010 at Revolution Prep and began teaching science full time in 2011. Since then, she has taught Biology, Chemistry, and General Science at the middle school and high school levels, while tutoring for the SAT and ACT. Since earning her doctorate in STEM Education from the University of Pittsburgh, she has stepped back from full-time teaching to focus on curriculum, consulting, and tutoring. Robin is the recent author of 28 ACT Science Lessons to Improve Your Score in One Month. Learn more about her and her background, experience, and practice in her TEST PREP PROFILE from episode #208. Find Robin at https://stemsmartconsulting.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. LINKS 28 ACT Science Lessons to Improve Your Score in One Month All* the Science You Need to Know: *to Ace the ACT Science Section RELATED EPISODES WHAT IS ACT SCIENCE ALL ABOUT? HIGH-PRIORITY SAT AND ACT TOPICS EMERGING TRENDS IN SAT AND ACT CONTENT ABOUT THIS PODCAST Tests and the Rest is THE college admissions industry podcast. Explore all of our episodes on the show page.
Questions of fairness and equity in the workplace have a renewed urgency, given the transition to hybrid work and the more human relationship between employees and employers. Workplace fairness--either perceived or actual--has real consequences on an organization's performance and retention. Gartner's Chief of HR Research Brian Kropp joins the Gartner Talent Angle to discuss strategies that organizations can apply to ensure employees are heard to bolster fairness. Brian Kropp is Gartner's Chief of HR Research. He oversees Gartner's research, tools, services and support for CHROs and their leadership teams. Before joining Gartner, he worked in a variety of roles, conducting different types of economic analyses to drive critical business outcomes. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Economics from Clemson University and a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Applied Economics from the University of North Carolina. Peter Aykens is a Practice Vice President in Gartner's Human Resources practice. He is responsible for building and leading research teams within the practice addressing client's key initiatives. In prior roles at Gartner, he spent over 25 years leading research teams focused on banking and financial services strategy producing numerous studies that addressed business strategy, channel, marketing, customer experience and product challenges. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from St. Olaf College; a MSc.(Econ) degree in International Politics from the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth; and a MA and Ph.D. in Political Science from Brown University.
Join us for a conversation with cosmologist Stephon Alexander, who argues that great physics requires one to think outside the mainstream—to improvise and to rely on intuition. His approach has led him to three principles that shape all theories of the universe: the principle of invariance, the quantum principle, and the principle of emergence. Alexander uses these three principles to explore some of physics' greatest mysteries, from what happened before the Big Bang to how the universe makes consciousness possible. Drawing on his experience as a Black physicist, Alexander makes a powerful case for diversifying our scientific communities because—after successfully incorporating a piece of life-changing advice that, in order to discover real physics, he needed to stop memorizing and start taking risks—Alexander has concluded that making further progress in physics probably requires embracing the excluded, listening to the unheard, and being unafraid of being wrong. MLF ORGANIZER George Hammond NOTES MLF: Humanities SPEAKERS Stephon Alexander Professor of Physics, Brown University; Jazz Musician; Author, Fear of a Black Universe: An Outsider's Guide to the Future of Physics In Conversation with George Hammond Author, Conversations With Socrates In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently hosting all of our live programming via YouTube live stream. This program was recorded via video conference on September 24th, 2021 by the Commonwealth Club of California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A number of groups came out of the psychedelic pop scene in Northern England and Scotland in the late 80's including Primal Scream, Teenage Fanclub, Jesus and the Mary Chain, and The Soup Dragons. Their third album, Hotwired, was released in October 1992.The Soup Dragons got their name from a character in a 1970's UK children's television series called "Clangers," which consisted of short films about a family of mouse-like creatures that live on a small moon-like planet. They speak only in a whistled language, and only eat green soup, which is supplied by the Soup Dragon. The Soup Dragons lineup for this album were Sean Dickson on vocals and guitar, Jim McCullough on backing vocals and guitar, Sushil K. Dade on bass, and Paul Quinn on percussion. They started off as an indie-rock group, but switched to a more dance-rock oriented band when they were without a drummer and started using a drum machine on their second album.The group received some club play with their first indie-dance track called "Mother Universe," but their first big hit was "I'm Free," a fast paced cover of the Rolling Stones song. They toured the U.S. for two years, and performed on both the David Letterman and Arsenio Hall late night shows. The Soup Dragons would produce one more studio album after Hotwired, and would disband a year later in 1995.We think you will enjoy the early 90's rock-dance groove of this most successful album of the Soup Dragon's discography.PleasureIs everybody ready? This first track on the album made it to number 69 on the Billboard 100, and number 14 in the Modern Rock charts. It is about living your life - "Take it to the limit, live it to the full."Divine ThingThe big hit off the album made it to number 26 on the Billboard 100, and was a staple of the burgeoning stable of alternative rock stations in the early 90's. It is an homage to Glenn Milstead, more famously known as Divine in John Waters movies. The music video for this song is the first to display transgender and drug culture to be placed in daytime rotation in the USA. Sweet LayaboutThis is a bit deeper of a cut. A layabout is a lazy person who is comfortable letting others do things for them. "Well, hallelujah. Why don't you sit there in your chair. 'Cause you ain't nothing but the Devil's clientele."MindlessThis track is a softer song that describes the initial infatuation of an early relationship. You get mindless over the person and can't think of anything else. "Jesus Christ took his time when inventing you, and Mother Nature couldn't leave our dream come true." ENTERTAINMENT TRACK:I Gotcha by Joe Tex (from the motion picture "Reservoir Dogs")Quentin Tarantino's debut features what Tarantino would become famous for - lots of violence, and great music. STAFF PICKS:Jump Around by House of PainRob's staff pick dips into the hip-hop genre. Everlast, DJ Lethal, and Danny Boy formed the band, and the song made it to number 3 in the U.S. A lot of debate was created around what created the “scream” sound, with some thinking it comes from "Get Off" by Prince, and other's thinking it comes from Junior Walker and the All Stars. The University of Wisconsin plays this in the fourth quarter to hype up the crowd.Jimmy Olsen's Blues by The Spin DoctorsBruce features a song inspired by the Superman comics. Jimmy Olsen is the junior photographer. Chris Barron was inspired to write this when sneaking into the Brown University cafeteria and seeing a girl who reminded him of Lois Lane. The "pocket full of kryptonite" represents what is special or unique about you.Life Is A Highway by Tom CochraneBrian hits the road with former Red Rider front man Tom Cochrane. This song encourages folks to "seize the day," and get motivated. Cochrane wrote it after a visit to Africa, and seeing the poverty around him. It is interesting that such a positive song came out of a close brush with poverty. Rascal Flatts would cover the song for the movie "Cars." At the Hundredth Meridian by the Tragically HipWayne stays in Canada with a group much more popular in the Great White North than in the U.S. The hundredth meridian is considered a dividing line between east and west Canada. The Hip stayed together from 1984 until 2017 when lead singer Gord Downie died of brain cancer. INSTRUMENTAL TRACK:Forever In Love by Kenny G.You can't go wrong with a saxophone - or can you?
Lorna Ritz talked about her process and the meditative work of creating space with paint. It was inspiring hearing her dedication to her work and how she shares that with students. We talked about modeling as a teacher and helping students learn how to see. Lorna also spoke about her beautiful large barn studio and the intensive process of renovating it - both when she first moved in back in 1986 and again more recently to abate a mold problem and save the barn. I loved hearing about her lifelong passion for oil paint and the way she thinks about color. Lorna has drawn the Holyoke Mountains for 36 years and is still learning them. Both the day and seasonal light changes on them constantly, filling her with curiosity to draw them better. She sets her easel up on a hill overlooking one of the only east-west axis mountain ranges in this country, formed by glaciers. The mountains are so close to her so she feels she can almost reach out to pet them, like they are a big animal moving up and down as the cloud shadows allow the sun to hit them in a pulsating way. She works and reworks each drawing for many days, obtaining a specific light from the sky falling on the mountains that will never bring these particular colors again. Everything in the drawing has equal importance; the tree is as important as the mountain behind it, the sky as important moving behind them, as important the foreground coming up towards the viewer. Everything is democratically related, a conglomeration of spatial movements interrelated, needing each other to survive. Lorna studied with Gabriel Laderman and Lennart Anderson in the 60's and received a BFA from Pratt Institute, changing the course of her painting life into pure abstraction, under the instruction of painter James Gahagan, (a student of Hans Hofmann). She received an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1971, in both painting and sculpture, (welding steel, and casting in bronze and iron). Lorna has taught at several universities including the Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University, University of Minnesota, and Dartmouth College. She has also been a visiting guest critic at the Vermont Studio Center and taught several drawing marathons at the New York Studio School. Blog Post with links and images: https://www.teachingartistpodcast.com/76-lorna-ritz www.lornaritz.com www.facebook.com/lorna.ritz . . . Follow: @teachingartistpodcast @pottsart @playinspiregallery Teaching Artists' Lounge meeting registration: http://arteducatorslounge.eventbrite.com/ Submit your work to be featured: https://www.teachingartistpodcast.com/featuredartist/ Book an Art Critique Session with Rebecca: https://www.teachingartistpodcast.com/mentor/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teachingartistpodcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/teachingartistpodcast/support
We are back for Season Two! In this episode Quiana and Misty joined the Brown University community for a live conversation about their previous experiences as Black, first-generation college, low-income students. They also explored what it feels and looks like to cope, heal and be in community as the U.S. grapples with its deep history of racial oppression amidst a global pandemic. This episode was sponsored by the Brown Center for Students of Color, U-FLi Center - Undocumennted, First-Generation College and Low-Income Student Center, and Sarah Doyle Center for Women and Gender
Air Date 9/25/2021 Today we take a look at the continuing efforts of Trump and his supporters to subvert and ultimately destroy democracy through conspiracy theories, gerrymandering and harassment campaigns Be part of the show! Leave us a message at 202-999-3991 or email Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Transcript BestOfTheLeft.com/Support (Get AD FREE Shows & Bonus Content) BestOfTheLeft.com/Refer Sign up, share widely, get rewards. It's that easy! OUR AFFILIATE LINKS: BestOfTheLeft.com/Descript CHECK OUT OUR FANCY PRODUCTION SOFTWARE! BestOfTheLeft.com/Advertise Sponsor the show! SHOW NOTES Ch. 1: Trump Sends Delusional Letter Demanding He Be Declared Georgia Winner - David Pakman Show - Air Date 9-20-21 Donald Trump sends a delusional letter to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger requesting Trump be declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election in the state Ch. 2: The American Prospects' Harold Meyerson on lessons from the GOP's failed CA Recall - The BradCast - Air Date 9-25-21 Analysis of the CA recall as a giant waste of time and money Ch. 3: Agents of White Supremacy - In The Thick - Air Date 9-17-21 Nathalie Baptiste writes about the flaws of California's recall election process in this piece for Mother Jones. Ch. 4: Republican war on elections makes casualties of civilian stewards of democracy - The Rachel Maddow Show - Air Date 9-17-21 Tonight's guests are Charles Stewart III, professor of political science at M.I.T.; and Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the School of Public Health at Brown University. Ch. 5: Can Americans Believe In Democracy After This Redistricting Cycle w/ David Daley - The Majority Report - Air Date 9-12-21 Sam Seder discusses gerrymandering with David Daley. Ch. 6: Donald Trump is Not Going Away No Matter How Much You Wish He Would - The Chauncey DeVega Show - Air Date 9-20-21 Mary Trump explains why so many Americans are still in deep denial about Donald Trump's enduring power and his ability to cause destruction and other harm to American society and the world. MEMBERS-ONLY BONUS CLIP(S) Ch. 7: Redistricting Battle Heats Up Across the U.S. - The Takeaway - Air Date 9-21-21 Ari Berman, senior reporter at Mother Jones, joined The Takeaway to talk redistricting and gerrymandering around the country, as well as the districts and states to watch in the coming months. Ch. 8: How Will the Ongoing Trump Coup End - Thom Hartmann Program - Air Date 8-5-21 Trump's slow coup is setting off a nuclear bomb at the heart of our Republic, but the scariest part no one knows if Democracy will survive? VOICEMAILS Ch. 9: Safe, legal, and rare bullshit - Alyson from Boulder, CO Ch. 10: 9/11 and inevitable slide/leap into wars - Maureen from Boston Ch. 11: The war prayer - Maureen from Boston FINAL COMMENTS Ch. 12: Final comments on how to avoid conspiratorial thinking MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions): Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent Activism Music: This Fickle World by Theo Bard (https://theobard.bandcamp.com/track/this-fickle-world) Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent SHOW IMAGE: Description: A group of middle-aged and older men stand under a hand-written protest sign that says "Stop the Steal", some wearing camouflage, some wearing masks, all wearing varying baseball caps. Location: Minnesota State Capitol. Credit: "Stop the Steal" by Chad Davis, Flickr | License | Changes: Cropped Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Listen Anywhere! BestOfTheLeft.com/Listen Listen Anywhere! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com
Robert & Russell meet leading curator Ralph Rugoff OBE, the director of London's Hayward Gallery since 2006, and the curator of the 58th Venice Biennale in 2019, titled May You Live in Interesting Times.We explore the Hayward's stunning new exhibition Mixing It Up: Painting Today that brings together 31 contemporary painters who exploit the unique characteristics of their medium to create fresh, compelling works of art that speak to this moment. Approaching painting as a platform for speculative thinking and unexpected conversations, the artists in this exhibition make works that oscillate between observation and invention, depiction and allegory, illusion and materiality.Instead of trying to craft iconic images, they treat the canvas as a site of assemblage where references converge from diverse territories including music, design, advertising, vernacular and documentary photography, viral memes, fashion and cinema, as well as art history. Resonantly ambiguous, their paintings invite viewers to recruit their own imaginations in working out different ways to interpret them, while often questioning how their social reception might shift among different audiences.This extraordinary exhibition includes new and recent works by 31 artists including previous Talk Art guests Alvaro Barrington, Caroline Coon, Somaya Critchlow, Jadé Fadojutimi, Denzil Forrester, Lubaina Himid, Sophie von Hellermann and Rose Wylie.Rugoff was born in New York City and studied semiotics at Brown University. Prior to the Hayward, he was director of the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco for nearly six years. Follow @RalphRugoff and @Hayward.Gallery on Instagram. Mixing It Up is now open and runs until 12th December 2021. To buy tickets or Hayward Gallery membership, visit their official website: https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/art-exhibitions/mixing-it-painting-todayFor images of all artworks discussed in this episode visit @TalkArt. Talk Art theme music by Jack Northover @JackNorthoverMusic courtesy of HowlTown.com We've just joined Twitter too @TalkArt. If you've enjoyed this episode PLEASE leave us your feedback and maybe 5 stars if we're worthy in the Apple Podcast store. For all requests, please email email@example.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Where Bob asks Digit everything you wanted to know about the past and future of the Premier Hockey Federation, on and off the ice.Digit Murphy is the President of the Toronto Six of the Premier Hockey Federation (née National Women's Hockey League). One of the most distinguished figures in the history of women's hockey, she was a CWHL Championship coach, won 318 games in 22 seasons as the head coach at Brown University, and, as a 5-6 forward out of Cranston RI, #9 is still the 4th greatest scorer in Cornell Big Red women's hockey history, with 213 career points.In this fast-moving conversation, Digit discusses: the rebranding of the National Women's Hockey League (NWHL) as Premier Hockey Federation (PHF), the long road to awarding the Isobel Cup in 2021, the up-and-down debut season of the Toronto Six, off-ice controversies, and the upcoming PHF season.Plus, Wrist Shots, Where Was Bob Last Week, Way Back, Hockey Haiku, and other fun and funny stuff.+++The Rink Stories podcast is produced by Matt Hopf. Artwork and music by Ken Klein. Additional music from the the Ken Klein, the Bill Henry Trio, MC Hopf, the Mo'Nobs, and Bob's LoungeIf you like this podcast, please help us out by subscribing, following, rating, reviewing, and telling your friendsCheck out the Toronto Six Follow @RinkStories on Twitter and InstagramCheck out our new YouTube channelFollow Matt on Twitter and InstagramWork hard. Have fun. Don't be a DICK. THIS is Rink Stories.
#39: In this episode, I chat with Julie Flygare, President & CEO of Project Sleep about World Narcolepsy Day 2021 (celebrated on September 22nd each year). I was diagnosed with Narcolepsy while I was a college student at Colorado State. Then in 2014, my cataplexy symptoms developed. This is a neurological condition that has so many stigmas and misinformation. I'm so grateful to Julie for the work she's doing to help people get diagnosed faster and just general awareness. To connect with Julie, click HERE To connect with Leyla, click HERE Check out Project Sleep, HERE Julie Flygare, JD, currently serves as President & CEO of Project Sleep. She is an internationally recognized patient-perspective leader, an accomplished advocate, and the award-winning author of Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy. Since receiving a diagnosis of narcolepsy with cataplexy in 2007, Flygare advanced her leadership in the sleep and healthcare space through speaking engagements, publications, earned media, collaborations, and advocacy and awareness initiatives. Prior to accepting her current role as President & CEO of Project Sleep, Flygare served as President of Project Sleep's Board of Directors, while also gaining invaluable experience in marketing and philanthropy at the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and City of Hope. Additionally, she served on the National Institutes of Health's Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board from 2012 – 2015. Flygare received her B.A. from Brown University in 2005 and her J.D. from Boston College Law School in 2009, focusing on health law, policy, and rare disease drug development.
In an age marked by racial division and political polarization, what visions and ideals can Americans share? When our national history is for many a source of shame rather than pride, how can Americans find a way forward to prosper and thrive—together? And when many thinkers and activists emphasize historical grievance and victimization, who can offer a more positive perspective without ignoring the injustices of the past? AEI's Academic Programs hosted a recent panel conversation on the 1776 Unites movement, a non-partisan and intellectually diverse alliance of thinkers, writers, and activists offering important answers to these questions by tackling some of America's biggest educational, cultural, and economic challenges. We were joined by AEI's Ian Rowe, the University of California, Berkeley's Janice Brown, Glenn Loury of Brown University, and Wilfred Reilly of Kentucky State University. You can also watch the conversation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cpa1QGJW1o (here). -https://www.aei.org/academic-programs/ (AEI for Students) -https://www.aei.org/executive-councils/ (AEI Executive Council Program)
Welcome to the Season 3 Premiere episode! We missed you all! To start this season off right we have real conversations about the stuff we don't talk much about - relationships and intimacy while living with MBC. Co-hosts Lisa Laudico and Natalia Green speak with fellow Co-host, Deltra James about how she is looking for something new, with Tim & Dione who navigated their early dating when Dione was diagnosed with MBC, and with Brittney Beadle who was diagnosed with MBC at 18 and who now at 26 is in a loving relationship of her own. Lisa & Natalia then speak with Dr. Kelly Shanahan, ObGyn & leading MBC advocate, along with Dr. Don Dizon, Professor of Medicine at Brown University and a medical oncologist specializing in breast and pelvic malignancies, and survivorship as it pertains to sexual health. This episode also has a very informative session with Dr. Jordan Rullo, Ph.D., AFPP is a Board Certified Clinical Health Psychologist, Certified Sex Therapist (AASECT) & adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Utah. If you ever wanted to have some time with a sex therapist look no further. More info is available on our website & sign up for our *NEW* Newsblast:www.ourmbclife.org Got something to share? Feedback? firstname.lastname@example.org Send us a voice recording via email or through speakpipe on our website. ***Please send us your remembrances of people who have died from MBC this year for our special October 27 We Remember episode. *** Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @ourmbclifex
Dorothy's experience as the mother of a child with ADHD and Bipolar Disorder led to her interest in educating other families touched by these issues. First, Dorothy opens up about her experience parenting a daughter who struggled with her mental health for many years. She speaks about the journey of getting multiple opinions for her daughter's diagnosis and reveals what she would have done differently for her family. Tune in to this episode of Beyond the Balance Sheet as we talk about what is preventing people from really finding and channeling resources to mental health concerns. IN THIS EPISODE: [02:10] Dorothy opens up about her experience parenting a daughter who is struggling with behavioral health issues. [08:55] Dorothy searched tirelessly for answers. She speaks about the journey of getting multiple opinions for her daughter's diagnosis. [12:50] What Dorothy would have done differently with her family. [24:05] About what is preventing people from really finding and channeling resources to mental health concerns. [29:10] Overall, be respectful of your child's wishes. KEY TAKEAWAYS: Any major illness disrupts the family dynamic. An inordinate amount of attention and time is devoted to the one child that appears sick. While on the other hand, the siblings that appear normal are getting less attention. Parents of children who have a major illness have a divorce rate of 80%. Marriages that are fragile fall apart more easily than those that are strong. It is very frustrating for a family to not have clarity around their loved one's diagnosis. However, there should be a relief knowing that an illness can change over time. LINKS MENTIONED: LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/dorothy-sprague-b498a71/ BIO: Dorothy Whitmarsh, a native New Yorker with two grown daughters, is a graduate of Brown University and holds an MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business. She retired from Wall Street in 1989. Dorothy has served on the boards of The Chapin School in New York City (where she was elected a corporate trustee and served for 20 years), The Dutchess Land Conservancy, the National Eating Disorders Association and the Republican Majority for Choice. Dorothy's experience as the mother of a child with ADHD and Bipolar Disorder led to her interest in educating others about the experience of families touched by these issues. Over the years she has consulted pro bono with numerous families trying to cope with the challenges of learning, eating and mood disorders in their children. In addition, she was a member of the National Council at McLean Hospital in Boston for several years while her daughter was treated there.
#72: College has started, people are f*cking, and covid is spreading. Was in-person class really worth it - or are colleges just sucking students dry? Christian discusses how he finessed Brown University into allowing him to study remotely. Alyssa details her new endeavor of observing K-6 classes as part of her music education degree. Things are getting interesting. Checkout the video podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsBZ7zfnB5F-n-aDnRUBDKw All things Christian & Alyssa: https://linktr.ee/christianandalyssa --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Lisa is joined by Jim Higdon, Co-Founder of Cornbread Hemp. Jim is a native of Lebanon, Kentucky. He holds degrees from Centre College, Brown University, and the Columbia University. Jim published Cornbread Mafia in 2012, which led to a journalism career covering Kentucky for the Washington Post and cannabis policy for POLITICO. Jim used his expertise in the hemp industry to make Cornbread Hemp a tangible CBD business with the best farmers in Kentucky.Cannabinoids come from the flower of the hemp plant, just like orange juice comes from an orange. The problem is, Corporate CBD uses the "whole plant" - including the stalk, stem, and leaves -- none of which contain CBD or THC. Why would Corporate CBD use the entire hemp plant, instead of just the hemp flowers? Find out this and much, much, more, listen to this episode of Naturally Savvy!
Steve and the crew discuss some of the newest, most intriguing data coming out in recent days on the COVID vaccines. Then, Andrew Bostom of Brown University joins the program to discuss where we're heading with the aforementioned issue. Theology Thursday is a much-needed reminder that mercy triumphs over judgment. Finally, the crew plays a game of 3 non-political questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The war on terror has killed nearly 1 million people and cost more than $8 trillion, according to a report by Brown University's Costs of War Project. This week on Intercepted: Journalists Murtaza Hussain and Rozina Ali break down how the 9/11 attacks reshaped U.S. foreign and domestic policies. In the last two decades, the U.S. launched two wars, leading to millions dead and wounded. There was also a rise in unmanned drones killing innocent civilians, the use of widespread domestic and international surveillance, innocent people imprisoned, and perpetual human rights abuses and war crimes. And recently, there was a turning point in the war in Afghanistan, with the Taliban retaking the country. Hussain and Ali walk through the systematic failures across institutions — whether it be the government, military leadership, or the press — and the lack of accountability. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Today on the podcast, an episode devoted to the life and legacy of the late author, activist, diarist, and digital native Mark Baumer. A new book, The One on Earth: Selected Works of Mark Baumer, is available now from Fence Books. It was edited by Blake Butler and Shane Jones, with a foreword by Claire Donato. Butler, Jones, and Donato are the guests. Born and raised in Durham, Maine, Baumer was a graduate of the MFA program at Brown University, after which he became a web content specialist, a climate activist, and a labor organizer in Providence, RI. A member of the group FANG (Fighting Against Natural Gas Convergence), he walked barefoot across America to draw attention to climate change. His work is continued by the Mark Baumer Sustainability Fund. *** Otherppl with Brad Listi is a weekly literary podcast featuring in-depth interviews with today's leading writers. Launched in 2011. Books. Literature. Writing. Publishing. Authors. Screenwriters. Life. Death. Etc. Support the show on Patreon Merch www.otherppl.com @otherppl Instagram YouTube Email the show: letters [at] otherppl [dot] com The podcast is a proud affiliate partner of Bookshop, working to support local, independent bookstores. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Joe Dyke from Airwars.org joins the show to discuss his new report, coauthored with Imogen Piper, which attempts to count civilian deaths resulting directly from U.S. airstrikes during the Terror Wars. Dyke says he and his colleagues want civilian deaths to be part of the broader ongoing discussions about the cost of these wars. Scott and Dyke discuss the difficulties involved with trying to count civilian deaths and examine the costs and benefits of different methods. Both agree, regardless of method, it's important work. Especially since the U.S. government has made no official estimates. Discussed on the show: “Tens of thousands of civilians likely killed by US in ‘Forever Wars'” (Airwars.org) Cost of War Project at Brown University “The Other Afghan Women” (New Yorker) “Looser rules, more civilian deaths, a Taliban takeover: Inside America's failed Afghan drone campaign” (Connecting Vets) “The Drone Papers” (The Intercept) George W. Bush speech after 9/11 “The Iraq War Logs” (Wikileaks) “Iraq war logs reveal 15,000 previously unlisted civilian deaths” (The Guardian) Joe Dyke is Senior Investigator at Airwars. He has a decade of experience living and working in the Middle East, carrying out in-depth investigations into conflict-related civilian harm. Follow his work on Twitter @joedyke. This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: The War State and Why The Vietnam War?, by Mike Swanson; Tom Woods' Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; EasyShip; Thc Hemp Spot; Green Mill Supercritical; Bug-A-Salt; Lorenzotti Coffee and Listen and Think Audio. Shop Libertarian Institute merch or donate to the show through Patreon, PayPal or Bitcoin: 1DZBZNJrxUhQhEzgDh7k8JXHXRjYu5tZiG. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0L0VcEtDiE
As we near the 20-year anniversary of the September 11th attacks, many Americans are reflecting on that moment and its fallout. For Muslim Americans, that fallout included a rise in Islamophobia. Hate crimes against Muslims spiked 500 percent from 2000-2009, according to data from Brown University. Our panel of experts reflects on the anti-Muslim discrimination following 9/11 and what change still needs to happen.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
The Department of Defense tracks how much US wars cost, but last week President Biden cited instead accounting from the Costs of War Project at Brown University. Its co-director, Stephanie Savell, explains why. Today's show was produced by Victoria Chamberlin with help from Hady Mawajdeh, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices