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The Forum
Copper: From mining to microprocessors

The Forum

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 39:17


Copper is a metal that has been with us since the dawn of civilisation. The Romans used it to build their empire, and its high thermal and electrical conductivity led to the 19th century discovery of how to generate electricity and a revolution in telecommunications. Copper was even used to build the Statue of Liberty in New York, and it's because of copper's tendency to oxidise that the statue is no longer shiny brown but green. Today we still depend on this 'eternal metal', so called because it doesn't decay or rust, and it has become a staple and necessary component in new green technologies like solar power and electric cars. But extracting copper has always been very damaging to human health and the environment - so how has our relationship with copper changed over the centuries? Joining Rajan Datar to find out more about copper past and present is Nikita Sud, Professor of Development studies at Oxford University and the author of The Making of Land and The Making of India; the archaeologist Dr William Parkinson, who is a curator at the Field Museum, and Professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Chicago; and Andrea Sella, Professor of Chemistry at University College, London. Produced by Anne Khazam for the BBC World Service. (Image: Stripped copper cables. Credit: Christoph Burgstedt/Science Photo Library via Getty Images)

The Dom Giordano Program
Would You Trust A Self-Driving Truck?

The Dom Giordano Program

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 40:52


Full Hour | In today's third hour, Giordano leads off the third hour by discussing and dissecting last hour's interview with State Senator Sharif Street, who told us that he was not in support of impeaching Larry Krasner. Then, Giordano and Dan switch back to a topic discussed at the end of the prior hour, revealing a new push by the Feds to allow 18 year old truck drivers to drive interstate, and ask listeners whether they would trust a self-driving 18 wheeler over an 18 year old. Then, after playing Dom's Money Melody, Giordano plays back clips from Warriors minority owner Chamath Palihapitiya, who exclaimed that nobody cares about the Uyghur people. Then, Salih Hudayar, Prime Minster of East Turkistan Government in Exile, returns to the Dom Giordano Program to discuss comments made by Warriors minority owner Palihapitiya, who said in a podcast this week that nobody cares about the Uyghurs. First, Hudayar offers up his opinion on Palihapitiya's words, telling that he somewhat agrees with what he said, telling how he wishes there was more awareness centered on the human rights issues that Uyghurs face. Then, Hudayar reveals evidence of concentration camps in China, and gives his opinion on the upcoming Olympic Games in China. (Photo by Getty Images)

The Dom Giordano Program
Philadelphia Media Dismisses Potential Krasner Impeachment

The Dom Giordano Program

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 42:37


Full Hour | Today, Dom led off the Dom Giordano Program by offering updates after the revolutionary letter sent by State Senator Jake Corman to the Pennsylvania Assembly, calling for the impeachment of Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner. Giordano plays back a clip from Fox 29's Bruce Gordon, who dismisses the effort as a political move, arguing why this is incredibly important to Philadelphia. Then, Giordano plays back a clip from a recent Howard Stern show, in which the host said that unvaccinated people, in ‘Howard's America,' would be sent to go home and die. For the remainder of the hour, Giordano takes callers both agreeing and debating whether Howard stern is correct, and circles back to the topic of Krasner's impeachment. (Photo by Getty Images)

The Dom Giordano Program
Sen. Sharif Street Won't Support Impeachment of DA Larry Krasner

The Dom Giordano Program

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 12:36


Giordano welcomes back in Democratic State Senator Sharif Street, after the Senator's name was dropped in the letter sent by Republican Senator Jake Corman to the Pennsylvania Assembly calling for the impeachment of Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner. In the letter, Corman writes, “our own colleagues in the General Assembly are not immune to this epidemic of violence. Senator Sharif Street's family suffered a terrible tragedy in July when his cousin was murdered. His office was also struck by bullets during another shooting last month.” Street tells why he takes umbrage with his name being included in the statement, telling why he will not support the impeachment of Krasner. Giordano and Street discuss Street's stance on Krasner and law enforcement, with Street proposing Krasner policies that have indeed worked. (Photo by Getty Images)

Digital Planet
Twitter returns to Nigeria

Digital Planet

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 46:40


After 222 days the social media platform is back up and running in Nigeria. The country suspended Twitter after it deleted a tweet by President Buhari and Nigerians have been accessing the platform via VPN, but now Twitter has agreed to the government's demands which include opening a local office, paying taxes, and being respectful of Nigerian laws. Abubakar Idris, the reporter for tech site Rest of World, joins us on the show. We are waiting on a response from Twitter. 100 years of the BBC The BBC Historian Robert Seatter joins us live to talk about some of the tech innovations that the BBC developed over the last 100 years. He's behind these amazing websites - Objects of the BBC - BBC 100 www.bbc.co.uk/100 and even more will be revealed throughout the year. He will be discussing the first OB in 1924 (The Cello and the Nightingale), the development of the first ribbon microphone by BBC engineers (as the BBC could not afford those designed in Hollywood), the fully digitised audio archive, and many other marvels of tech innovation. Ban on online education classes in China A few months ago, we reported on the Chinese government's ban on online video gaming in children, where it restricted it to three hours a week. That was followed by a new set of regulations on private tutoring that has hit some of the biggest tech companies in China. While the new rules will certainly give young people more leisure, there's a lot more to it than children's well-being. On the show today we have science and technology journalist Yuan Ren to explain one of the biggest shakeups in Chinese education. The programme is presented by Gareth Mitchell with expert commentary from Bill Thompson. Studio Manager: John Boland Producer: Ania Lichtarowicz (Image: Pius Utomi Ekpei /AFP via Getty Images)

The Dom Giordano Program
The Internet Reaction to a Potential Krasner Impeachment

The Dom Giordano Program

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 46:14


Full Hour | In today's third hour, Dom keeps the discussion centered on the news of a potential Larry Krasner impeachment, telling how disappointed he will be in any elected official who pushes against the effort. Giordano addresses a theme on Twitter developing, alleging that those most affected by Krasner's policies want to keep him in office, with some alleging tyranny out of Senate President Jake Corman. Then, Giordano discusses more stories of crime throughout the city, including multiple instances of victims defending themselves using firearms against violent criminals, such as carjackers. In addition, Giordano plays his Money Melody for the day, and discusses the battle over voters' rights playing out on Capitol Hill. (Photo by Getty Images)

The Dom Giordano Program
PA Senator Jake Corman Launches Krasner Impeachment

The Dom Giordano Program

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 43:23


Full Hour | To lead off the second hour, Bill Lawrence of BillLawrenceOnline.com rejoins the Dom Giordano Program to discuss multiple stories throughout the area. First, Lawrence and Giordano discuss the breaking news around Larry Krasner, with President of the Senate Jake Corman officially calling for his impeachment. Then, Giordano and Lawrence switch over to the real reason that Lawrence joined today, discussing a Zoom call by DelCo election officials, in which the leader admitted to breaking the law in the 2020 election. Lawrence takes us inside Delaware County, telling how politics are playing out in one of Philadelphia's largest suburban counties. Then, President Pro Tempore of Pennsylvania Senate Jake Corman returns to the Dom Giordano Program to discuss the groundbreaking letter sent to the Pennsylvania assembly requesting impeachment proceedings against Philadelphia County District Attorney Larry Krasner. First, Giordano asks Corman why he felt the need to address this issue, with Corman explaining the heinous result of policies enacted by the District Attorney. In the letter, Corman alleges that the recent spike in violent crime is a direct result of DA Krasner's policies and his refusal to perform the duties of his office in holding criminals accountable. Giordano and Corman discuss the next steps in the process, with Giordano asking whether Corman has his finger on the pulse of the assembly, and whether this can actually make it through the Statehouse. (Photo by Getty Images)

The Dom Giordano Program
Bill Lawrence on Shady Electioneering in Delaware County

The Dom Giordano Program

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 9:28


To lead off the second hour, Bill Lawrence of BillLawrenceOnline.com rejoins the Dom Giordano Program to discuss multiple stories throughout the area. First, Lawrence and Giordano discuss the breaking news around Larry Krasner, with President of the Senate Jake Corman officially calling for his impeachment. Then, Giordano and Lawrence switch over to the real reason that Lawrence joined today, discussing a Zoom call by DelCo election officials, in which the leader admitted to breaking the law in the 2020 election. Lawrence takes us inside Delaware County, telling how politics are playing out in one of Philadelphia's largest suburban counties. (Photo by Getty Images)

The Dom Giordano Program
Impeachment Proceedings Launched Against DA Larry Krasner

The Dom Giordano Program

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 42:32


Today, to lead off the Dom Giordano Program, Giordano starts the show by discussing the debate on Capitol Hill over voters' rights, asking listeners for what they believe to be at stake in the upcoming election. Then, Giordano brings back a topic he discussed near the end of yesterday's show, playing back a clip from Warriors minority owner Chamath Palihapitiya admitting that he doesn't care about the human rights violations concerning the Uyghur people in China. Giordano and Dan discuss whether there are politics at play here, with Giordano explaining the overarching issue of Chinese totalitarianism. Then, Giordano reveals the newest updates in Krasnerland, the title that Giordano has given the new Philadelphia that has been taken over by crime caused by policies implemented by DA Larry Krasner, telling of a carjacker who hit a school bus after stealing a car, and another shooting in the Frankfort section of the city. Then, Giordano reveals some huge breaking news, revealing that the President of the Pennsylvania Senate Jake Corman has started the process to impeach Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner. Giordano breaks down how the proceedings must shake out for the impeachment to actually happen, and both Dom and Dan discuss what this means for the city of Philadelphia and the political sphere in Pennsylvania. (Photo by Getty Images)

The Dom Giordano Program
Washington Examiner's Chris Tremoglie Tells Details of Interview with Penn Swimmer About Lia Thomas

The Dom Giordano Program

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 13:13


Chris Tremoglie, writer for the Washington Examiner and longtime friend of the show, rejoins the Dom Giordano Program to discuss an exclusive interview he had with a Penn University swimmer, discussing the locker room climate at Penn in the shadow of Lia Thomas, the transgendered swimming star setting collegiate records. Tremoglie tells that the anonymous swimmer he spoke with told him that Lia has been comparing herself to revolutionary figure Jackie Robinson, taking pride in the controversy surrounding her entrance into women's swimming. (Photo by Getty Images)

The Dom Giordano Program
Fmr. Police Chief on Crime Spike, Didinger on Eagles Loss

The Dom Giordano Program

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 42:55


To lead off the second hour, former Montgomery County Police Chief Bill Kelly returns to the Dom Giordano Program to discuss the heightened crime in Abington and surrounding areas perpetrated by Philadelphia citizens. First, Giordano and Kelly discuss whether the lackadaisical policies of District Attorney Larry Krasner have removed accountability from criminals, and give particular ideas for reform to fix the issues we're seeing. Kelly, an expert in reform, offers his opinion on the new radical nature of policies, and tells whether he believes the lack of accountability has presented opportunity for criminals. In addition, Kelly talks about the demoralization of police, and tells of the hardships police officers face on the job.  Then, Philadelphia legend Ray Didinger returns to the Dom Giordano Program to break down the Eagles season-ending Wildcard loss to the Buccaneers yesterday. First, Giordano and Didinger blast Jalen Reagor for his performance in the game, including a demoralizing muffed punt, with Didinger noting his suggestion last that week that Eagles coach Nick Sirianni sit Reagor for his repeated mistakes through the season. In addition, Ray tells what he believes makes Tom Brady an all-time great, and reveals whether he thinks the Eagles will bail on Jalen Hurts as starting QB moving forward. (Photo by Getty Images)

The Dom Giordano Program
Fmr. MontCo Police Chief Bill Kelly on Spread of Philadelphia Crime into Suburbs

The Dom Giordano Program

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 9:34


To lead off the second hour, former Montgomery County Police Chief Bill Kelly returns to the Dom Giordano Program to discuss the heightened crime in Abington and surrounding areas perpetrated by Philadelphia citizens. First, Giordano and Kelly discuss whether the lackadaisical policies of District Attorney Larry Krasner have removed accountability from criminals, and give particular ideas for reform to fix the issues we're seeing. Kelly, an expert in reform, offers his opinion on the new radical nature of policies, and tells whether he believes the lack of accountability has presented opportunity for criminals. In addition, Kelly talks about the demoralization of police, and tells of the hardships police officers face on the job. (Photo by Getty Images)

TMS at the Cricket World Cup
England collapse again to end miserable Ashes tour

TMS at the Cricket World Cup

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 48:44


Eleanor Oldroyd is joined by Jonathan Agnew, former England fast bowler Steven Finn and Australian cricket writer and broadcaster Geoff Lemon for reaction to the third day of the fifth Ashes Test. Australia have won the Ashes 4-nil after England collapsed to give them a 146 run victory in Hobart. England captain Joe Root reflects on the series defeat and we'll hear from the man of the series and the match, Australia's Travis Head. Plus Andy Zaltzman tries to make statistical sense of the series. (Photo: The Australian team celebrate victory during the presentation ceremony after day three of the Fifth Test in the Ashes series between Australia and England. Credit: Mark Kolbe - CA/Cricket Australia via Getty Images)

Mobile Suit Breakdown: the Gundam Anime Podcast

Show Notes We finally get started on Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket, and it makes quite the impression! Was it the good or bad kind of impression? There's only one way to find out! This week, we review and analyze episode 1, "How many miles to the battlefield?" (戦場までは何マイル?), and research and discuss the history of Playboy Magazine in Japan, how the creative team's nostalgia and childhood memories connect to 0080's story and themes, and how the unexpected appearance of mobile suits in a neutral colony connects to the history of US military bases and the presence of nuclear weapons in Japan. Playboy Magazine in Japan Wikipedia pages for Playboy, Monthly Playboy (月刊プレイボーイ / Gekkan Pureibōi), the Playboy Clubs, and Playboy Bunnies. _Britannica page for Playboy. _ _History of Playboy, from the company's website. _ Twitter thread (with photos) about Playboy clubs (and similar) in Japan, by @mulboyne. Photo of Taga Rie, a Bunny at one of Japan's Playboy clubs, from Getty Images (they had to lean like that to place drinks/light cigarettes because if they bent over they'd fall out of the one-piece). _Vintage store based in Las Vegas, with photographs of Monthly Playboy covers from the 70s and 80s. _ Wikipedia pages for China Lee and Jennifer Jackson. Papers and articles: Batura, Amber B. “From the Bachelor Pad to the Jungle: Bunnies, Playboy Magazine, and Vietnam Soldiers.” Texas Tech University, 2018. Accessed at https://ttu-ir.tdl.org/bitstream/handle/2346/73903/Batura_Amber_Thesis.pdf Chrisman-Campbell, Kimberly. “The Surprising Tale of the Playboy Bunny Suit.” The Atlantic, Atlantic Media Company, 4 Oct. 2017, https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/10/history-of-the-playboy-bunny-suit/541929/ “Tokyo's Foreign Flavors.” Edagawa, Koichi, Japan Quarterly; Oct 1, 1985; 32, 4; ProQuest pg. 356 Nostalgia and the Creative Team Team credits and biographical information was sourced variously from animenewsnetwork.com's encyclopedia and ja.wikipedia.org pages for the specific people. _Timelines of the major events of the Vietnam war are available in various places including History.com, Britannica, and Wikipedia. _ Japan & Nuclear Weapons Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution is described on Wikipedia here, and the full text of the constitution is available in English at the website of the National Diet of Japan. _The 1951 Security Treaty Between the United States and Japan is described here. _ The 1960 Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security Between the United States and Japan is described here. _More information about the U.S. military use of Japanese ports, specifically during the Korean War. _ Two articles by U.S. researchers around the year 2000, going into what was then publicly known and acknowledged about nuclear weapons deployed in and near Japan. Several articles from 2010 when the new Japanese government confirmed the existence of the secret agreements permitting U.S. nuclear weapons to pass through Japanese ports without prior consultation. _A 1981 article from the Christian Science Monitor about the Japanese reaction to former Ambassador Reischauer's admission about the secret agreements: "Japan reels under Reischauer's nuclear 'bombshell'." _ Steve Rabson, Six Decades of US-Japanese Government Collusion in Bringing Nuclear Weapons to Japan. Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol 19, Issue 14, No. 3. Available at https://apjjf.org/2021/14/Rabson.html Mobile Suit Breakdown is written, recorded, and produced within Lenapehoking, the ancestral and unceded homeland of the Lenape, or Delaware, people. Before European settlers forced them to move west, the Lenape lived in New York City, New Jersey, and portions of New York State, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Connecticut. Lenapehoking is still the homeland of the Lenape diaspora, which includes communities living in Oklahoma, Wisconsin, and Ontario. You can learn more about Lenapehoking, the Lenape people, and ongoing efforts to honor the relationship between the land and indigenous peoples by visiting the websites of the Delaware Tribe and the Manhattan-based Lenape Center. Listeners in the Americas and Oceania can learn more about the indigenous people of your area at https://native-land.ca/. We would like to thank The Lenape Center for guiding us in creating this living land acknowledgment. You can subscribe to Mobile Suit Breakdown for free! on fine Podcast services everywhere and on YouTube, visit our website GundamPodcast.com, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, or email your questions, comments, and complaints to gundampodcast@gmail.com. Mobile Suit Breakdown wouldn't exist without the support of our fans and Patrons! You can join our Patreon to support the podcast and enjoy bonus episodes, extra out-takes, behind-the-scenes photos and video, MSB gear, and much more! The intro music is WASP by Misha Dioxin, and the outro is Long Way Home by Spinning Ratio, both licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 licenses. The recap music is "pieces of life" by Analog by Nature, licensed under a CC BY attribution license. All music used in the podcast has been edited to fit the text. Mobile Suit Breakdown provides critical commentary and is protected by the Fair Use clause of the United States Copyright law. Gundam content is copyright and/or trademark of Sunrise Inc., Bandai, Sotsu Agency, or its original creator. Mobile Suit Breakdown is in no way affiliated with or endorsed by Sunrise, Bandai, Sotsu, or any of their subsidiaries, employees, or associates and makes no claim to own Gundam or any of the copyrights or trademarks related to it. Copyrighted content used in Mobile Suit Breakdown is used in accordance with the Fair Use clause of the United States Copyright law. Any queries should be directed to gundampodcast@gmail.com

The Dom Giordano Program
PA State Senator Mario Scavello Wants Answers on ‘Ghost Flights' Flying Migrants in the State

The Dom Giordano Program

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 6:41


Pennsylvania State Senator Mario Scavello joins the Dom Giordano Program to discuss a new memorandum he wrote addressing alleged ghost flights flying illegal immigrants into the state of Pennsylvania. First, Giordano asks Scavello whether these flights affect the voters in his district in Monroe and Northampton counties, to which Scavello explains the detrimental effects of allowing such an act in Pennsylvania. Then, Giordano and Scavello discuss the Coronavirus implications, telling the hypocrisy of strong governance for citizens while allowing this, as well. In addition, Giordano and Scavello discuss multiple other issues playing out around the Commonwealth, including issues around voter's rights. (Photo by Getty Images)

Rich Zeoli
Philadelphia's Mandate Goes into Effect

Rich Zeoli

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 41:58


Zeoli Show Hour 3:  In the third hour of the Zeoli Show, Rich discussed Philadelphia's vaccine mandate for all city workers. A high rate of unvaccinated are with first responders, is Mayor Kenney really going to try and fire any unvaccinated police and firefighter while dealing with record crime waves including the homicide rate? Photo by: Getty Images

TMS at the Cricket World Cup
Head century punishes England

TMS at the Cricket World Cup

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 44:19


Eleanor Oldroyd is joined by Jonathan Agnew and former England fast bowler Steven Finn for reaction to the opening day of the fifth and final Ashes Test in Hobart. We'll hear from Travis Head after his century helped Australia recover from 12 for 3 to close the first day on 241 for 6. England Bowling coach Jon Lewis gives his reaction to the first days play and ECB chief executive Tom Harrison tells us that there's a "very clear" need to "reset" domestic cricket in order to benefit the England Test team. (Photo: Australia's Travis Head celebrates his century with Cameron Green. Credit: Mark Kolbe - CA/Cricket Australia via Getty Images)

Witness History
The first silicone breast implants

Witness History

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 9:04


30-year-old Texan Timmie Jean Lindsey was the first woman in the world to have silicone breast implants. In 1962, she was offered the operation free of charge by two pioneering surgeons. It's gone on to become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world. In 2012, Timmie Jean Lindsey spoke to Claire Bowes. PHOTO: A silicone breast implant (Getty Images)

The Dom Giordano Program
Off-Duty Police Officer Carjacked, Krasnerland Continues

The Dom Giordano Program

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 48:05


Full Hour | In today's final hour, Giordano leads off by discussing a new study into whether marijuana helps to ward off the effects of Coronavirus. Giordano and Dan discuss why this story has been accepted by those on the Left, while alternative suggestions such as Ivermectin were panned by both the media and the Left. Then, Giordano moves into a local conversation surrounding carjackings here in Philadelphia, telling of the latest victim in a spike unseen in the city's history, being an off-duty police officer who tailed the assailants after an attempted jacking. Then, Giordano moves back into the national scene, discussing developments surrounding the battle over voting rights on Capitol Hill, as Democrats including Hakeem Jeffries try driving a racial wedge into the issue. Giordano plays back the clip from Jeffries, then plays back a clip by Senator Bob Casey alleging that Republicans don't care about older rural voters. In addition, Giordano reveals breaking news on the Supreme Court vaccine mandate debate, telling of a 5-4 decision in favor of blocking the federal government's vaccine-or-test requirement for large workplaces. (Photo by Getty Images)

The Dom Giordano Program
FULL HOUR | The Negative Implications of a Federal Vaccine Mandate

The Dom Giordano Program

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 42:40


In today's second hour, Dom welcomes back friend of the show Ron Tomalis, former Pennsylvania Secretary of Education, to discuss the dire situation in Philadelphia public schools. Giordano and Tomalis discuss how the city could find itself in such a funding struggle, allowing children to fail at an incredible rate. Tomalis reveals what is being done elsewhere to address budgetary concerns, offers what he believes to be the issue within the school system, and tells of the implications on taxes within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Then, Giordano continues with the conversation surrounding schools, discussing his qualms with the Philadelphia School District and telling listeners how Philadelphia schools deal with troublesome students. After that, Giordano shifts into a conversation surrounding vaccine mandates, after the Heritage Foundation revealed a small governmental organization who has announced it will keep a list of the religious preferences of employees who request a religious vaccine exemption. (Photo by Getty Images)

The Dom Giordano Program
Fmr. PA Secretary of Ed. Ron Tomalis on Philadelphia School Funding Lawsuit

The Dom Giordano Program

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 8:23


Dom welcomes back friend of the show Ron Tomalis, former Pennsylvania Secretary of Education, to discuss the dire situation in Philadelphia public schools. Giordano and Tomalis discuss how the city could find itself in such a funding struggle, allowing children to fail at an incredible rate. Tomalis reveals what is being done elsewhere to address budgetary concerns, offers what he believes to be the issue within the school system, and tells of the implications on taxes within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. (Photo by Getty Images)

The Dom Giordano Program
FULL HOUR | Philadelphia School District Looks For Excuses for Failures

The Dom Giordano Program

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 47:41


In today's final hour, Giordano leads off by looping back to the economy, discussing the negative implications of record-setting inflation by the Biden administration. Then, Giordano reveals a letter that was sent by the Centennial School District teacher's union warning officials not to allow facemasks to remain an option, telling that ‘school district staff are dying.' Giordano takes umbrage with the inaccuracy of the statement, and argues why in-person schooling is absolutely necessary for children. Then, Giordano reveals some information shared by Philadelphia School District Superintendent William Hite concerning test results within the school system, which kicks off a conversation around educational funding for the remainder of the hour. Then, Charlie Gasparino, senior correspondent for Fox Business Network, rejoins the Dom Giordano Program to break down the inflation situation we're seeing with the Biden administration. First, Gasparino offers his thoughts on the numbers, analyzing whether or not they truly reflect the state of the economy. Giordano asks Gasparino why the Biden administration only seems to care about gas prices while most commodities skyrocket. Gasparino explains that there are two ways of looking at the situation, through the lens of the market and politics, and suggests that Biden's approach to inflation has been largely political. (Photo by Getty Images)

The Dom Giordano Program
Fox Business's Charlie Gasparino Breaks Down Record-Setting Inflation Numbers

The Dom Giordano Program

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 9:08


Charlie Gasparino, senior correspondent for Fox Business Network, rejoins the Dom Giordano Program to break down the inflation situation we're seeing with the Biden administration. First, Gasparino offers his thoughts on the numbers, analyzing whether or not they truly reflect the state of economy. Giordano asks Gasparino why the Biden administration only seems to care about gas prices while most commodities skyrocket. Gasparino explains that there are two ways of looking at the situation, through the lens of the market and politics, and suggests that Biden's approach to inflation has been largely political. (Photo by Getty Images)

The Dom Giordano Program
Parents Defending Ed Uncovers Emails Suggesting Sec. of Ed. Cardona Requested Controversial NSBA Letter

The Dom Giordano Program

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 11:16


Asra Nomani, Vice President of Strategy and Investigations for Parents Defending Education, rejoins the Dom Giordano Program to discuss a bombshell report by her organization that alleges that Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona solicited a very controversial letter from the National School Boards Association that compared protesting parents to domestic terrorists. In an October 5th email exchange, NSBA Secretary Treasurer Kristi Swett wrote that NSBA leader Chip Slaven “told officers he was writing a letter to provide information to the White House, from a request by Secretary Cardona.” Nomani tells how the organization uncovered the emails, and Giordano lays forth what this means in the grand scope of the school board narrative. (Photo by Getty Images)

The Dom Giordano Program
FULL HOUR | Record-Setting Inflation That Biden Can No Longer Ignore

The Dom Giordano Program

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 42:12


Today, Dom leads off the Dom Gioradno Program by telling about the massive spike in inflation, revealing the amount of money his wife had to spend at the grocery store, asking listeners for the time that they first noticed the crazy prices, after a report today notes that Biden's December inflation was the most we've seen since the 1980s. Then, Giordano plays back a clip from Rand Paul on Fox News fresh off the newest round in his feud against Dr. Fauci, in which he called out Fauci for being a politician, saying that it was a cheap shot to suggest that Rand Paul wishes violence upon him. Then, Asra Nomani, Vice President of Strategy and Investigations for Parents Defending Education, rejoins the Dom Giordano Program to discuss a bombshell report by her organization that alleges that Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona solicited a very controversial letter from the National School Boards Association that compared protesting parents to domestic terrorists. In an October 5th email exchange, NSBA Secretary Treasurer Kristi Swett wrote that NSBA leader Chip Slaven “told officers he was writing a letter to provide information to the White House, from a request by Secretary Cardona.” Nomani tells how the organization uncovered the emails, and Giordano lays forth what this means in the grand scope of the school board narrative. (Photo by Getty Images)

Witness History
Malick Sidibé: Mali's superstar photographer

Witness History

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 8:59


The Malian photographer, Malick Sidibé, is one of Africa's most celebrated artists. His most famous photographs show black and white scenes of young people partying in the capital Bamako in the joyful, confident era after Mali got its independence from France in 1960. In the 1990s, a chance encounter with a French curator brought Sidibé's work international acclaim. The wider world had been used to seeing a narrow range of images from Africa, so when Sidibé's work went up on show in Western art galleries, audiences were stunned by the exuberant world they revealed. Viv Jones talks to someone who knew Sidibé back when he was a roving nightlife photographer - Manthia Diawara, Malian filmmaker and Professor at New York University. (Photo: Malick Sidibé. Photo by BILLY FARRELL/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Business Daily
What's at stake in Kazakhstan?

Business Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 18:17


How might the protests shake up the economy, trade and business in the Central Asian nation? Ed Butler speaks to Diana Kudaibergenova, a sociology professor at Cambridge University and herself Kazakh, about what motivated the protests, and whether the apparent ouster of former President Nursultan Nazarbayev plus a host of new economic reforms will be enough to appease the protesters. But what does all this mean for foreign business interests in the country? Kate Mallinson of Chatham House says many Western oil executives will be having sleepless nights, while Russia's President Vladimir Putin may require an economic dividend for his military help in stabilising the situation. And what of Kazakhstan's other giant neighbour, China? Raffaello Pantucci of the Royal United Services Institute says the upheaval has come at a time when many Kazakhs were questioning the seeming one-sidedness of their increasingly close economic ties. (Picture: Kazakh security officials stand guard in the aftermath of protests in Almaty; Credit: Pavel Pavlov/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

The Dom Giordano Program
FULL HOUR | Republicans Need To Prioritize Winning In Upcoming Election

The Dom Giordano Program

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 42:30


Today, Dom led off the Dom Giordano Program by previewing the upcoming show and discussing with Dan whether or not he'll take his daily jog today with the frigid temperatures. Giordano, in previewing the upcoming show, reveals a report by Real Clear Investigations that was alluded to by a guest last week that tells about questionable actions in the investigation into the shooting death of Ashli Babbitt on January 6th. Then, Dom discusses new revelations about a school board letter that painted parents as domestic terrorists, with new information pointing toward a solicitation by Education Secretary Cardona for the aforementioned memo. Then, Dom welcomes back friend of the show George Bochetto, who has now officially thrown his hat into the ring for a Senate seat in Pennsylvania. Bochetto, an attorney who has joined the show multiple times to update the audience on a fight he's taken up for the Columbus statue in South Philadelphia, tells Giordano that he sees the Senate as the controlling arm of the local Democrats, who are running our society into the ground. Bochetto tells that he is running because this has got to be a mission of all conservatives, that if we let the Left take over our Senate and House, our country will fail. Bochetto takes Giordano through his stance on certain issues, with both honing in on the turbulence playing out all over the state in school board meetings over radical changes to curricula. In addition, Bochetto discusses other Republican contenders for the Senate seat, laying out his contentions with certain candidates who have chosen themselves to run. (Photo by Getty Images)

The Dom Giordano Program
Bill McSwain on Philadelphia Carjackings

The Dom Giordano Program

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 12:09


Bill McSwain, former United States Attorney and current gubernatorial candidate for Pennsylvania, returns to the Dom Giordano Program for a discussion about crime and voter integrity. First, Giordano and McSwain discuss the issue of carjackings in Philadelphia, after 3 more last night, including one where the victim again opened fire on the assailants in self-defense. McSwain reveals that the only way to curb the crime is by reinstituting accountability in society, something he'd do in office if elected as Governor. In addition, McSwain and Giordano also discuss voter integrity, telling of the importance of ensuring our elections, and McSwain offers his thoughts on the first debate between Republican gubernatorial candidates. (Photo by Getty Images)

The Dom Giordano Program
Attorney George Bochetto Launches Pennsylvania Senate Campaign

The Dom Giordano Program

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 12:01


Dom welcomes back friend of the show George Bochetto, who has now officially thrown his hat into the ring for a Senate seat in Pennsylvania. Bochetto, an attorney who has joined the show multiple times to update the audience on a fight he's taken up for the Columbus statue in South Philadelphia, tells Giordano that he sees the Senate as the controlling arm of the local Democrats, who are running our society into the ground. Bochetto tells that he is running because this has got to be a mission of all conservatives, that if we let the Left take over our Senate and House, our country will fail. Bochetto takes Giordano through his stance on certain issues, with both honing in on the turbulence playing out all over the state in school board meetings over radical changes to curricula. In addition, Bochetto discusses other Republican contenders for the Senate seat, laying out his contentions with certain candidates who have chosen themselves to run. (Photo by Getty Images)

Mike and Brooker Show
#88 - Dave Benett

Mike and Brooker Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 77:54


This week on the Mike & Brooker Show we are joined by celebratory photographer - Dave Benett. Dave is a British society and celebrity photographer based in London. Since 2004, Dave has been a contributing photographer for Getty Images, specialising in candid photography of celebrities — work for which he has twice been awarded Photographer of the Year awards from the UK Picture Editors' Guild.

Witness History
Kazakhstan's nuclear legacy

Witness History

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 9:05


After its independence, Kazakhstan had to deal with the legacy of being one of the centres of the Soviet Union's huge nuclear arsenal and nuclear weapons industry. There were particular concerns about the former nuclear testing site at Semipalatinsk, a vast swathe of contaminated land where there were tunnels with spent plutonium. When the Soviet Union ended in 1991, the site was left open to scavengers. Louise Hidalgo talks to the former head of America's nuclear weapons laboratory, Dr Siegfried Hecker, about the secret operation by Russian and American scientists to make the site safe; it's been called the greatest nuclear non-proliferation story never told. PHOTO: The Semipalatinsk site in 1991 (Getty Images)

The Dom Giordano Program
FULL HOUR | Local Businesses Continue To Close, Nobody Wants To Address Real Problems

The Dom Giordano Program

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 41:51


In today's second hour, Giordano leads off by revealing that longtime Philadelphia headshop Wonderland will be closing after not being able to recover following the riots and looting during last summer's unrest. Giordano and Dan discuss the issues that lead to the owner needing to close, and critique the Inquirer's reporting of the situation and their refusal to mention the spike in crime deterring customers from the city. Then, Giordano and Dan reflect upon the Eagles game, and the sighting of former Governor Chris Christie in the Dallas Cowboys box. After that, Giordano is joined by legendary Philadelphia sportswriter Ray Didinger for his weekly post-Eagles game check-in. This week, Didinger and Giordano preview the upcoming playoff matchup between the Eagles and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. First, Giordano asks Didinger about an underlying narrative by Eagles fans that suggests the Buccaneers are a better matchup than the Los Angeles Rams, causing Didinger to refute the narrative, telling us why we should be concerned about the matchup. Also, Giordano and Didinger discuss other teams throughout the league, and predict how they think the NFL playoffs will shake out. (Photo by Getty Images)

The Dom Giordano Program
Cleveland Mother Angie Schmitt Sours On Democratic Party Over COVID Policies

The Dom Giordano Program

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 10:41


Angie Schmitt, author of Right of Way: Race, Class, and the Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America, joins the Dom Giordano Program to discuss a piece she penned for the Atlantic, telling why Coronavirus policies have caused her to sour on Democrats. First, Schmitt takes Giordano through her past year, raising and schooling two children while being the primary source of income. Schmitt tells that during her 6 months off from work, her entire family got Coronavirus, and she recognized that there may be ulterior motives at play here. In addition, Schmitt tells that she feels both parties, Democrat and Republican, have spent too much time fighting one another rather than finding a solution out of the pandemic. (Photo by Getty Images)

Business Daily
Healing the mind

Business Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 18:18


Psychedelic therapy could provide a major breakthrough in the treatment of mental health disorders like depression, and now it's caught the attention of start-ups and venture capitalists. Laurence Knight hears from one man whose life was transformed by a single dose of the drug psilocybin - the psychoactive ingredient in magic mushrooms - after he volunteered for a research project exploring whether it could cure depression. He also visits the research team at King's College Hospital in London, who have just wrapped up the latest trials of the drug. The trials are being sponsored by the healthcare start-up Compass Pathways, and its founder and chief executive George Goldsmith explains why he hopes to use them to bring this therapy to the general public. Plus Amanda Eilean of venture capitalists Able Partners describes how quickly attitudes in the investor community are changing. (Picture credit: Getty Images)

More or Less: Behind the Stats
How much plastic is in the Ocean and can Mr Beast make a difference?

More or Less: Behind the Stats

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 8:58


In October of last year popular Youtubers Mark Rober and the enigmatically named Mr Beast pledged to remove 30 million pounds of plastic from the Ocean – if they could raise $30 million dollars. A dollar per pound of plastic sounds like a fairly good deal, but how much plastic is out there and will they actually be removing anything from the Ocean at all? (Image: Sahika Encumen dives amid plastic waste in Ortakoy coastline: photo by Sebnem Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

The History Hour
Mozambique's Eduardo Mondlane: From professor to freedom fighter

The History Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 50:00


Mozambique's struggle to end Portuguese colonial rule and the assassination of Eduardo Mondlane, we'll hear from his daughter Nyeleti Brooke Mondlane and Dr Eric Morier-Genoud from Queen's University Belfast. Also, the brainwashing of Albanian youth under Stalinist Enver Hoxha's leadership, the fight for democracy in Taiwan and the worst ever loss of life at sea - the sinking of the German military transport ship, Wilhelm Gustloff in World War Two. All that plus, from the archives, the life and work of the celebrated French author Marcel Proust 100 years after his death. PHOTO: Eduardo Mondlane in 1966 (Getty Images)

CrowdScience
Why do we get bored?

CrowdScience

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 30:27


“I'm bored!” We can all relate to the uncomfortable - and at times unbearable - feeling of boredom. But what is it? Why does it happen? And could this frustrating, thumb-twiddling experience actually serve some evolutionary purpose? CrowdScience listener Brian started wondering this over a particularly uninspiring bowl of washing up, and it's ended with Marnie Chesterton going on a blessedly un-boring tour through the science and psychology of tedium. She finds out why some people are more affected than others, why boredom is the key to discovery and innovation, and how we can all start improving our lives by embracing those mind-numbing moments. Featuring: Prof James Danckert (University of Waterloo, Canada), Dr Elizabeth Weybright (Washington State University), Dr Christian Chan (Hong Kong University) and Annie Runkel (University of Dundee). Presented by Marnie Chesterton Produced by Samara Linton Image: Young Asian girl feeling lonely and bored at home. Screen addiction withdrawal symptoms (Credit: Oscar Wong, Getty Images)

The Dom Giordano Program
FULL HOUR | Dr. David Rubin Discusses CHOP's New School Guidelines

The Dom Giordano Program

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 44:44


In today's third hour, Giordano welcomes in Dr. David Rubin of the Children's Hospital in Philadelphia after the organization released new guidance concerning protocols surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic. First, Dr. David Rubin tells why the hospital has decided to adjust the recommendation, and tells why schools should be approaching the Omicron variant as if it were similar to past seasonal illness, rather than treat it as we have past variants. In addition, Dr. Rubin tells about Omicron in a general sense, and tells which symptoms should trigger one to get tested. Then, after playing Dom's Money Melody and discussing music in a detour, Giordano returns to the political realm by discussing misnomers presented by Democrats within the past two days, playing back a Chicago politician who suggested that the city use whistles to combat a spike in violence, and Jen Psaki's defense of Kamala Harris's comparisons between January 6th and 9/11. (Photo by Getty Images)

The Dom Giordano Program
FULL HOUR | If Wages Are Up and Jobs Exist, Why So Many Unemployed?

The Dom Giordano Program

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 42:59


In today's second hour, Giordano leads off by discussing the Supreme Court battle over a federal vaccination mandate, and welcomes in friend of the show Pastor Bill Devlin of Octane Faith, who calls live from a mission in Northern Iraq. Pastor Bill has joined the show multiple times in the past due to his efforts in helping others receive religious exemptions, and updates the situation surrounding the particular type of exemption after a US court delivered a win to military members who have been denied exemptions. Then, Giordano tells a story about trying to fill a prescription after his doctor prescribed two medications on the same paper, and asks for a medical expert to dial in to clear up some confusion as to whether there is a law against the action. In addition, Giordano discusses the new jobs report, and asks why businesses are having such trouble finding employees if wages have increased and the jobs are there, and Lou Gaul checks in to remember the great career of Sidney Poitier. (Photo by Getty Images)

The Dom Giordano Program
FULL HOUR | Do People Only Pretend To Like Shakespeare?

The Dom Giordano Program

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 42:11


Today, Dom led off the Dom Giordano Program by discussing the debate playing out in the Supreme Court today over Biden's federal vaccine mandate, playing back clips from Justice Sonia Sotomayor who is approaching the hearing with a very biased stance, offering misinformation such as the severity of the Omicron variant, falsely alleging that over 100,000 children have been put on ventilators because of the new variant. Then, Giordano offers his side question of the day, asking listeners for things that people only pretend to like. Giordano receives a Tweet, noting that people only pretend to like Shakespeare, which kicks off the Twitter poll for the day, asking whether listeners the same question. Then, Dom Giordano welcomes in Danielle Lindemuth on the Dom Giordano Program. This week, Danielle went viral after a CNN hit piece drawing ties between her organizing a trip to the Capitol on January 6th, 2021 with the insurrection that occurred later that day. Lindemuth, who has since been elected to a school board position in Lancaster, takes us through the fateful day and gives her point of view on the horrific events that unfolded. In the article, the CNN writer alleges that the insurrection caused Lindemuth to run for school board, which Lindemuth explains as false, telling Giordano of the true reasons why she decided to run was consistent with other grassroots efforts, being radical changes to curriculum. (Photo by Getty Images)

The Dom Giordano Program
Pennridge SD President Joan Cullen Provides Update on Library Review over Controversial Book

The Dom Giordano Program

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 9:39


Joan Cullen, President of the Pennridge School Board, returns to the Dom Giordano Program to clear up some misconceptions concerning a book audit in Pennridge schools. First, Cullen tells her side of the story on a book review that made headlines locally, after a children's book Heather Has Two Mommies was pulled out of a library for review. Cullen reports that after the review, it has been determined that the book is indeed appropriate for the suggested age level, and has been returned to the library. In addition, Cullen reveals how Pennridge schools are approaching today's historic January 6th Capitol riot. (Photo by Getty Images)

From The Ground Up Reptile Podcast - Where we talk everything cold-blooded (Snake Podcast)

This week I took some time to answer questions about me, give an update on the podcast, and honor animal advocate and enthusiast Betty White. If you want to buy merch to support the Betty White Challenge, look here: https://difalco-reptiles.creator-spring.com/ Follow the Pod: www.instagram.com/modernmedusapodcast/ Follow the Host: www.instagram.com/difalcoreptiles/ Check out our Sponsor, VivTech Products! www.vivtechproducts.com/ Want to learn more? Check out the sources from my research here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betty_White https://woofrepublic.com/blog/betty-white-dogs https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/02/us/betty-white-animal-charities-iyw/index.html https://www.southernliving.com/culture/celebrities/betty-white-animals-hurricane-katrina-audubon-aquarium https://www.cnet.com/news/betty-white-challenge-urges-fans-to-donate-to-animals-in-late-stars-honor/ https://variety.com/2022/tv/news/betty-white-animal-advocate-pet-set-la-zoo-1235145541/ https://www.today.com/pets/betty-white-animal-lover-rcna10067 https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/betty-white-on-her-love-for-animals-92610121/ https://www.lazoo.org/explore-your-zoo/blog/bettys-animal-business/ Image credit: Getty Images

Witness History
Mozambique's Eduardo Mondlane: From professor to freedom fighter

Witness History

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 12:08


On February 3rd 1969, Eduardo Mondlane - the founder of FRELIMO, Mozambique's Liberation Front against Portuguese colonial rule - was assassinated in a bomb attack in Tanzania. Mondlane started out as a teacher and academic, but his daughter Nyeleti Brooke Mondlane has been telling Rebecca Kesby why he swapped the university library for guerrilla warfare - and how it cost him his life. PHOTO: Eduardo Mondlane in 1966 (Getty Images)

Just the Zoo of Us
126: Carnation Corals w/ Rosie Steinberg!

Just the Zoo of Us

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 53:06


Join Ellen & marine biologist Rosie Steinberg for a review of some beautiful animals that you might not have even known were animals: carnation corals! We talk about the living Ship of Theseus, what a coral smells like, intense turf wars being fought in super slow motion, and life as a hivemind of squishy clones.Follow Rosie on Twitter!Follow Just the Zoo of Us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!Cover photo: johnandersonphoto via Getty Images 

Women Entrepreneurs Radio
"Creativity & Collaboration: Launching Model Moms" with Eugenia Kuzmina & Rochelle Brodin

Women Entrepreneurs Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 34:11


Eugenia Kuzmina and Rochelle Brodin recently had their book launch for the book Model Moms and have another coffee table book series of Tarot Cards coming out next year!   Eugenia Kuzmina is a Russian-American actress, comedian, and model. She started modeling at 13 in her native Russia, working for such companies as L'oreal, Max Mara, M&Ms, Nike, etc appearing in brands campaigns and commercials as well as local magazine covers. At 15 Eugenia won a prestigious contract with Nathalie Models (currently Women Model Management) and moved to Paris to model full time. Her modeling career took off when she appeared on the cover of Glamour, and walked the runway for multiple designers including Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Thierry Mugler, Victor and Rolf, Guy Laroche, Kenzo, Comme Des Garcons, among many others. She has been featured in advertisements for Armani Jeans, Dior sunglasses, GAP, Arden B, Express, Kenzi, Replay Jeans, Sephora, and L'Oreal, etc… She has been been featured in magazines, such as Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, Japanese and Russian Vogue, GQ, Self, Shape, As well as catalogs for Hermès and Cartier. https://www.eugenia-kuzmina.com/   Rochelle Brodin is a former model herself, with a career that spanned over fifteen years and took her around the world. Modeling in Fashion week, NY, LA and Miami Swim. She has walked for John Galliano, Roberto Cavali, & hundreds more. Additionally, Rochelle has modeled with Heidi Klum for her brand, posed in a Danskin Campaign with Camilla Alves-McConaughey and campaign for Ponds Asia. Commercially she has posed for brands like Pepsi, Honda, Bud Light, Macy's, BMW, Macy's and many more. After having her son, Benji, she fell in love with taking pictures and her passion turned into a profession after studying in London and the U.S. to learn the art and basics of photography. Everything else is self-taught and being on set & shooting behind-the-scenes for of photographers like: David Slijper, Ben Watts, & Tony Duran, Erik Asla. Photography, directing, and digital creation are her passion and with over twenty years on both sides of the camera, your photo session will be an immersive course in being photogenic. The life-long skills you learn make you “camera ready” even in impromptu moments. You can find many of Rochelle's images and press articles online. Her syndication agency is Getty Images and celebrity division: Contour. https://www.rochellebrodin.com/ Model Moms is available online at https://herstorycircle.com/product/model-mom-by-eugenia-kuzmina/

World Business Report
Apple is world's first $3tn company

World Business Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 26:29


As Apple briefly becomes the world's first $3tn company we ask what is behind its success. Dan Ives is senior equity analyst at Wedbush Securities, and tells us what the iPhone maker's chief executive Tim Cook has got right since taking over from Steve Jobs in 2011. Also in the programme, electric car maker Tesla has come under fire for opening a showroom in China's Xinjiang province, weeks after President Biden signed into law a bill banning goods made in the region from being imported into the US. We find out more about the move from Isaac Stone Fish, chief executive at Strategy Risks. Whilst US stock markets have been rising sharply in recent years, London's FTSE100 is just two per cent higher than it was five years ago, and the BBC's business editor, Simon Jack, reports on why the UK index seems to be under performing. Plus, our regular workplace commentator, Pilita Clarke, ponders the challenges for bosses caused by hybrid working, where people work a mixture of days in the office and from home. Today's edition is presented by Fergus Nicoll, and produced by Nisha Patel and Russell Newlove. (Picture: An Apple store. Picture credit: Getty Images.)

Witness History

The Lego brick, one of the world's most popular toys, was invented in the small Danish town of Billund in 1958. Created by Godtfred Kirk Christiansen, the plastic bricks can be combined in countless combinations and have sold in the billions. Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, the inventor's son, was ten at the time. He used to play in the company workshop and helped test early Lego models. Olga Smirnova spoke to Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen for Witness History. PHOTO: A boy playing in a Lego display in 1981 (Getty Images)

The Inquiry
Can we solve our space junk problem?

The Inquiry

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 23:55


The world is entering a new space race but every new satellite launched into Earth's orbit runs the risk of colliding with one of the millions of pieces of space junk left behind by previous missions. So how can we solve our space junk problem? Featuring former NASA astrophysicist, Don Kessler; Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, Moriba Jah; space systems engineer, Richard Duke; and Victoria Samson of the Secure World Foundation. Presenter: Charmaine Cozier Producer: Viv Jones (A spent S-IVb rocket floats in Earth orbit. View from Skylab Space Station 1973. NASA photo via Getty Images)

Witness History
Tetris

Witness History

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 10:01


In 1984 Tetris, one of the most popular computer games ever, was invented in Moscow. Chloe Hadjimatheou speaks to its creator, Alexey Pajitnov, and to Henk Rogers, an American businessman who helped bring Tetris to the world. This programme was first broadcast in 2011. PHOTO: Tetris being played on a mobile phone (Getty Images)