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Specialised agency of the United Nations

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Nueva Dimensión Radio
NUEVA DIMENSIÓN (21x43) - La Otra Cara de los Misterios - Regreso a las Líneas de Nazca - La Señal Misteriosa

Nueva Dimensión Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 126:24


LA OTRA CARA DE LOS MISTERIOS Desde Stonehenge hasta el Titanic. Desde el monstruo del Lago Ness hasta la llegada del hombre a la Luna. Son historias que creemos conocer pero que tienen un lado secreto tras la versión oficial revelando cosas sorprendentes. La periodista Miriam Del Rio nos habla de estos grandes misterios y su lado aún más oculto. REGRESO A LAS PISTAS DE NAZCA Un proyecto de 10 años de investigación parece haber revelado la verdad de las Líneas de Nazca. Proyecto ganador del Premio Internacional de la UNESCO. ¿Pueden ser las líneas de Nazca un complejo sistema cuya función podría salvar a millones de personas. Carlos E. Hermida nos habla de ello. LA SEÑAL MISTERIOSA Nuevas señales de radio ha sido captada por los astrónomos; su origen, el centro de nuestra galaxia. Las señales aparecen y desaparecen sin seguir ningún patrón conocido. Los investigadores no saben qué clase de objeto podría estar emitiéndolas. Jose Manuel Nieves nos habla de ello. Esta noche a las 00:00h en iVoox / iTunes / Spotify

Brown People We Know
SAU: Education, Immigration, and International Student Exchange w/ Rajika Bhandari

Brown People We Know

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 54:16


Rajika Bhandari has spent over 25 years studying international education programs and student mobility. She's served as the Director of Research and Strategy for The Institute of International Education, was one of 100 2019 recipients of the IIE Centennial Medal while serving on the US National Commision for UNESCO, and has had her work and words featured in The Wall Street Journal, NPR, The Guardian, and other major publications. Rajika also serves as an adjunct professor at Teachers College in Columbia University. In this episode, we focus on the link between education and immigration. Rajika spoke to me about the motivation for international students to come to the US, and how it tends to vary between European and Asian international students. She reflected on how the number of students coming from different countries has fluctuated with international relations. We touch on the massive economic impact of international student exchange and on the topics of brain drain and brain circulation. Lastly, she reflected on her own journey as an international student that came to the United States and what it was like to put that story in her new book, America Calling.

Radio Maarif - Le podcast marocain
#186 - Podcast Tribus : Taskiwine

Radio Maarif - Le podcast marocain

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 17:06


La danse taskiwine, menacée de disparition, a été inscrite au patrimoine culturel immatériel de l'UNESCO. Le chercheur Abdeslam Amarir nous la décrit dans ce podcast. Produit avec le soutien de Maroc Telecom

Top-Thema mit Vokabeln | Deutsch lernen | Deutsche Welle
Wenn zu viel Englisch Wissen bedroht

Top-Thema mit Vokabeln | Deutsch lernen | Deutsche Welle

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 2:40


Wichtige wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse werden oft nicht wahrgenommen, wenn sie nicht auf Englisch veröffentlicht werden. Aber wenn kleine Sprachen sterben, geht wertvolles Wissen verloren.

Knowledge Fight
#606: June 17-18, 2003

Knowledge Fight

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 99:35


Today, Dan and Jordan stick around in the past to learn a bit about Alex Jones. In this installment, Alex floats an outrageous 9/11 conspiracy theory, misreports at least two Supreme Court decisions, and takes (bad) aim at UNESCO. Citations

Africa Daily
Is Congolese rumba being put on the map?

Africa Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 12:10


People have been dancing the night away to the congolese rumba for more than 70 years. Now the Democratic Republic of Congo and The Republic of Congo have launched a joint campaign to get the genre recognised internationally. They want UNESCO to include it on a list of intangible cultural heritage. For many people, Congolese rumba remains at the core of African music. So, how did it become so beloved? Host: Karnie Sharp (@KarnieSharp) Guest: Gabrielle Mitch (@MitchNina) #AfricaDaily

RV Canucks
Dinosaur Provincial Park and Life in a Motorhome | Alberta Badlands Part 3 | Ep. 42

RV Canucks

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 43:28


In the third and final installment of our series on the Alberta Badlands (yes, it's that good that we need three episodes), we welcome Ben and Janine to talk to us about a family of 7 in a Motorhome, newbie travels, and of course, we'll learn all about Dinosaur Provincial Park and what sets it apart from Drumheller.Dinosaur Provincial Park is 48km from Brooks Alberta, about 2 hours Southeast of Drumheller, and is a UNESCO world heritage site. Unfortunately, we didn't make it to the park on this trip, so we've brought our good friends and RV newbies, Ben and Janine to tell us all about their adventures at Dinosaur Provincial Park and give you the highlights you need to know.

HARDtalk
Richard Deverell: The battle to save the planet

HARDtalk

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 24:03


Do we understand the urgency of the global biodiversity and climate change crisis? Stephen Sackur speaks to the director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, Richard Deverell. Kew Gardens in London is a UNESCO world heritage site and home to one of the largest collections of living plants in the world and an unrivalled repository of preserved specimen plants collected by scientific pioneers such as Charles Darwin. Richard Deverell has big ambitions to put Kew at the centre of the fight to avert environmental catastrophe by helping the public to grasp the scale of the challenges caused by biodiversity loss and a warming planet.

Habari za UN
08 OKTOBA 2021

Habari za UN

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 21:04


Katika jarida la mada kwa kina hii leo Assumpta Massoi anakuletea -Waandishi wa habari Maria Ressa raia wa Ufilipino na Dimitry Muratov raia wa Urusi wameshinda tuzo ya amani ya Nobel mwaka huu 2021 -Mashirika ya Umoja wa Mataifa lile la mpango wa chakula duniani WFP, la elimu sayansi na utamaduni UNESCO na Katibu Mkuu wa Umoja wa Mataifa Antonio Guterres wamewapongeza na kuwamwagia sifa washindi hao kwa mchango wao katika kusongeza njia ya amani -Masda yetu kwa kila leo inatupeleka NASA kwa Dkt. Alinda mashiku ambaye kwa kushirikiana na wenzie wawili wameanzisha wakfu wa kuchagiza wasicha kuingia katika masomo ya sayansi, teknolojia na hisabati STEM amezungumza kwa undani na Idhaa hii -Na kama ada ya ijumaa ni kujifunza Kiswahili leo tunabisha hodi Baraza la Kiswahili la Taifa nchini Tanzania kwa mtaalam Onni Sigalla akifafanua maana ya methali "Zingwizingwi lipe nguo, ulione mashauo"

ISIRKA
S2EP8. Be the Change ft. Sagal Ali

ISIRKA

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 51:03


This episode features Sagal Ali, the founder and Executive Director of the Somali Arts Foundation (SAF), the first contemporary art institution in Somalia. She also served as the former Deputy Secretary General for Somalia National Commission for UNESCO. She is a champion of culture, arts, free-expression and is a great force for positive social change. She shares some of her brilliance and experience of working and living in Mogadishu/East Africa for the past five years. To connect with Sagal and SAF check out their website: https://www.somaliartsfoundation.org. Enjoy this conversation!

The Sound of Economics
Is tech redefining the workplace for women?

The Sound of Economics

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 28:36


Today, work is often segregated by gender -- with great ramifications for women across the world. Will increased use of technology decrease or increase current discrepancies? What can we do today in our schools and workplaces to help women in the future? Bruegel's own Giuseppe Porcaro spoke to Bruegel Research Fellow Laura Nurski and the Technical University of Vienna's Professor Sabine Theresia Köszegi about the future of work and gender. Together, they explore the contemporary challenges women face in the workplace, and the potential for solutions in the future. Want to learn more about gender and the future of work? In this podcast, Sabine recommends the UNESCO report "I'd blush if I could" closing gender divides in digital skills through education." You can also learn more about our Future of Work project at our website, https://www.bruegel.org/the-future-of-work-and-inclusive-growth-project/

Luxury Travel Insider
Romania | Raluca Spiac: Remarkable Biodiversity, Stories of Resilience, and Seeing Beyond Dracula

Luxury Travel Insider

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 39:15


Today we're visiting the most bio geographically diverse country in the European Union to explore dazzling waterfalls, UNESCO protected medieval villages, snow capped mountains, and sandy black sea beaches. But you may have never heard of these treasures as they are all hidden in plain sight, behind the large as life myth of Bram Stoker's Dracula. Romania is a country not of vampires and werewolves, but of resilient people living amongst some of the most spectacular natural beauty on the continent. Our guest today is one of these people - Raluca Spiac, who after a successful business career abroad, came home to rediscover her own country and share it with the world. We discuss everything from the Danube Delta, to Prince Charles, to slow travel, and more. Learn more at www.luxtravelinsider.com Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn

Tweet Trends
World Teacher Day

Tweet Trends

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 16:18


People trivialize the various issues in education and quite often, the teachers receive the blame. In steps UNESCO, ILO and EI saying to put some respect on the teaching career path! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heyevette/message

Habari za UN
Mwalimu kushiriki kwenye mipango ya kuwainua walimu ni jawabu la sekta ya ualimu duniani

Habari za UN

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 2:44


Shirika la Umoja wa Mataifa la Elimu, Sayansi na Utamaduni, UNESCO na wadau wake linasema ufufuaji wa elimu unaofanikiwa unategemea kuongezeka kwa uwekezaji katika ustawi, mafunzo, ukuzaji wa kitaalam na hali ya ufanyaji kazi ya waalimu milioni 71 ulimwenguni ili kurejea katika hali nzuri baada ya kupotea kwa muda wa masomo kutokana na Covid-19. Taarifa ya Lucy Igogo ina maelezo zaidi.   Huo ndio ujumbe muhimu wa Siku ya Walimu Duniani, siku inayoadhimishwa kila tarehe 5 mwezi Oktoba, mwaka huu ikiwa na kauli mbiu "Walimu katika kiini cha kupona kwa elimu." Siku hii inatoa wito kwa serikali na jamii ya kimataifa kuzingatia walimu na changamoto zinazoikabili taaluma ya walimu.  Katika taarifa ya pamoja, wakuu wa mashirika waandaaji wa maadhimisho ya siku hii ya Walimu Duniani, Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa UNESCO, Augrey Azoulay, Mkurugenzi Mtendaji wa shirika la Umoja wa Mataufa la kuhudumia watoto, UNICEF, Henrietha Fore, Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa Shirika la kimataifa la kazi ILO, Guy Ryder na Katibu Mkuu wa shirika la Education International Bwana David Edwards wamesema, “leo tunasherehekea kujitolea kwa kipekee na ujasiri wa walimu wote, uwezo wao wa kubadilika na ubunifu katika hali ngumu sana na isiyo na uhakika. Ndio wahusika wakuu wa juhudi za kufufua elimu ulimwenguni na ni muhimu katika kuharakisha maendeleo kuelekea elimu bora iliyo jumuishi na yenye usawa kwa kila mwanafunzi, katika kila hali.”  Viongozi hao wameongeza wakisema, “sasa ni wakati wa kutambua jukumu la kipekee la walimu na kuwawezesha na mafunzo, ukuzaji wa taaluma, msaada na mazingira ya kazi wanayohitaji kupeleka vipaji au talanta zao. Ufufuaji wa elimu utafanikiwa ikiwa utafanywa kwa mkono na walimu, kuwapa sauti na nafasi ya kushiriki katika kufanya uamuzi.”  Uvurugwaji elimu uliosababishwa na Covid-19 umeonesha jukumu muhimu la walimu katika kudumisha mwendelezo wa ujifunzaji. Walimu wamekuwa kiini cha kielimu, kuanzia katika kutumia teknolojia kwa ubunifu hadi kutoa msaada wa kijamii na kihisia kwa wanafunzi wao na kufikia wale walio katika hatari zaidi ya kurudi nyuma pia Covid-19 imeziweka wazi changamoto kubwa zinazoikabili taaluma ya ualimu, pamoja na ukosefu wa fursa za maendeleo ya kazi katika ufundishaji mtandaoni na ujifunzaji kwa njia ya masafa, kuongezeka kwa mzigo wa kazi unaohusishwa na madarasa ya zamu mbili.   Kwa mujibu wa utafiti wa UNESCO, asilimia 71 ya nchi zimewapa kipaumbele walimu katika chanjo, lakini ni nchi 19 tu ndizo zilizowajumuisha walimu katika chanjo ya kwanza, wakati nchi 59 hazijawapa kipaumbele walimu katika mipango yao ya chanjo. 

Habari za UN
05 OKTOBA 2021

Habari za UN

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 14:05


Katika Jarida la Habari ya Umoja wa Mataifa hii leo Assumpta Massoi anakuletea  -Janga la COVID-19 limewaathiri watoto kwa kiasi kikubwa na shirika la Umoja wa Mataifa la kuhudumia watoto UNICEF linasema ni mwiba kwa afya ya akili kwa vijana na watoto -Leo ni siku ya waalimu duniani UNESCO na wadau wanazihimiza serikali kuwapa waalimu kipaumbele katika kurejesha elimu mahali pake na kurejesha matumaini ya watoto wengi. -Nchini Sudan Kusini ofisi ya Umoja wa Mataifa inayohusika na kutegua mabomu ya kutegwa ardhini UNMAS inasema mabomu hayo ni hatari kubwa kwa jamii na inaendelea na hatua za kuyasafisha yote -Makala yetu leo inatupeleka Tanzania kwa bondia wa kike ambaye anataka kujenga shule ya kuinua vipaji wa bondia kwa wanawake. _Na mashinani tunabisha hodi Kenya kuangalia umuhimu wa kuboresha mifumo ya chakula kwa ajili ya lishe ya watoto

Cinco continentes
Cinco Continentes - Estado de excepción carcelario en Ecuador

Cinco continentes

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 51:38


Analizamos con Antonio Delgado desde París la condena al expresidente de Francia Nicolas Sarkozy por corrupción. Con nuestro corresponsal en la capital francesa y con Guillermo Fernández Vázquez, especialista en la ultraderecha gala, comentamos la irrupción en esa escena de la derecha más radical de Eric Zemmour, periodista, escritor y tremendamente polémico por sus comentarios contra la inmigración o el feminismo. ¿Podrá quitarle votos al Frente Nacional de Marine Le Pen? También nos fijamos en los graves altercados en una cárcel de Guayaquil, en Ecuador, con más de un centenar de muertos y decenas de heridos. Y entrevistamos a Horacio Pietragalla Corti acerca de la propuesta del gobierno argentino de convertir la ESMA en Patrimonio Mundial de la Memoria de la UNESCO.   Escuchar audio

The Vibes Broadcast Network
What is a Synesthete? Answers with Psychic Mel S. Brooks

The Vibes Broadcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 42:41


What is a Synesthete? Answers from "The Fixer" Mel S. Brooks#podcast #subscribe #psychic #medium #psychicpowers #psychicabilities #spirituality #psychicreading #UnitedNations #clairvoyant #profiler #paranormal #instantlywiserMel S. Brooks is a philosophical counselor, psychic intelligent, a synesthete, and a clairvoyant. Mel's insight is clear and comprehensive, in stark contrast with psychics mediums who perceive energy as vague impressions, like looking at an object underwater. She is internationally known for her ability to analyze and profile people by only seeing a picture of them.As a profiler and behavioral analyst, Ms. Brooks has fulfilled assignments for the United Nations, UNESCO, and the International Rescue Committee. Ms. Brooks works closely with various industries offering insight into future trends. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/instantlywiser/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/instantlywiser/Website: https://www.instantlywiser.com/ The Vibes Broadcast Network - Podcasting for the fun of it! Thanks for tuning in, please be sure to click that subscribe button and give this a thumbs up!!Email: thevibesbroadcast@gmail.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/into_the_p.i.t.t._/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pittghosthuntersLinktree: https://linktr.ee/the_vibes_broadcastTikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMeuTVRv2/Teespring/Merchandise: https://teespring.com/shop/P-I-T-T-STOPPLUS

KQED’s Forum
Haiti's UNESCO Ambassador Claude-Alix Bertrand on the Border Crisis

KQED’s Forum

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 21:00


Haiti is grappling with an unprecedented environmental crisis after a recent hurricane and earthquake. A political crisis following the assassination of the Haitian president has left the Haitian people with a crashing economy, and violence. After the U.S. began deporting some of the approximately 13,000 Haitian migrants to have arrived at the Mexican border, the U.S. special envoy for Haiti resigned in protest, citing the “inhumane” treatment of Haitian migrants at the border as well as the decision to deport them as they flee political and environmental devastation. We speak with Bay Area resident Claude-Alix Bertrand, Haiti's ambassador to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, to get his thoughts on the Haitian migration crisis.

Adventures in Luxury Travel
22. Turkey | Hot air ballooning in Cappadocia, relaxing in the Bosphorus, bazaars of Istanbul, chartering gulets, the Four Seasons and cave hotels

Adventures in Luxury Travel

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 44:35


Join Karen and me as we talk about Turkey and the incredible adventures you can have on your visit. We highlight the main areas of Istanbul, Cappadocia, Bodrum, and Ephesus. We talk about the culture including shopping the spice markets, some of the 17 UNESCO sites, and cooking with a Turkish chef.   We touch on fun experiences like hot air ballooning, chartering a gulet with friends, and the best place to watch the sunset.   And we'll talk about the best luxury hotels in Istanbul, the cave hotels of Cappadocia, and the resorts of Bodrum.   Visit truvaytravel.com/22 for a video of today's show and additional resources.

SDG Talks
SDG 17 | SDSN Breaks Down USA Racial Inequality Index | Alainna Lynch and Helen Bond

SDG Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 41:50


Welcome back to another episode of SDG Talks where we highlight change makers and their inspirational work towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)! Do you think it's possible to learn from history's wrongs so we can move everybody forward? IN THIS EPISODE: - Which past inequalities were further exposed by the pandemic? - How to use SDSN's reports to create sustainable action - Why SDG partnerships are so crucial Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN USA) is a network of universities and research institutions across the United States committed to building pathways towards achieving the SDGs and Paris Climate Agreement by mobilizing research, outreach and collective action. We were lucky enough to talk with SDSN's very own Senior Research Manager Alianna Lynch and Co-Chair Dr. Helen Bond to share their findings from the Racial Inequality Index report with all of you! Prior to SDSN, Alainna Lynch worked with Overseas Development Institute (ODI) on the Leave No One Behind Agenda. She has a degree in Sociology from the University of Chicago and a Master's in Evidence-Based Social Intervention from Oxford University. Her research interests include understanding how poverty and inequality become entrenched in social systems, and how to prevent harm when designing policy and programs. Dr. Helen Bond is an Associate Professor at Howard University in Washington D.C. and former director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Assessment. She is a Fulbright-Nehru Scholar to India and is a contributing author of the UNESCO publication, Teaching Respect for All: Implementation Guide, which outlines a curricular framework to promote respect which countries can adapt to their respective contexts and needs. She was also the contributing author to the UNESCO publication entitled, Teacher's Guide on the Prevention of Violent Extremism, the first contribution to the implementation of the UN Secretary-General's Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism, announced in January 2016. She authored a series of Teacher Guides for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Education for Justice (E4J) initiative that seeks to promote a culture of lawfulness through education. Connect with Alainna: LinkedIn Connect with Helen: LinkedIn Resources: - Never More Urgent - Full Report - In the Red - Full Report Let's get SDG Talking!! Got a good story or want to collaborate? Send us an email at sdgtalkspodcast@gmail.com and we will get back to you as soon as we can! And don't forget to check out our Virtual Roundtables on our website! Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn

SBS Italian - SBS in Italiano
I portici di Bologna patrimonio artistico dell'Unesco

SBS Italian - SBS in Italiano

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 12:18


L'UNESCO a luglio ha approvato l'inclusione dei portici di Bologna nella lista del Patrimonio artistico mondiale da proteggere, la cui storia risale ad quasi mille anni fa. Un webinar approfondirà questa storia.

Habari za UN
UNESCO yautangaza mji wa Accra kuwa mji mkuu wa dunia wa vitabu kwa mwaka 2023

Habari za UN

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 1:42


Mji mkuu wa Ghana, Accra umetangazwa na shirika la Umoja wa Mataifa la Elimu, Sayansi na Utamaduni, UNESCO kuwa mji mkuu wa dunia wa vitabu kwa mwaka 2023. Taarifa ya UNESCO iliyotolewa Paris, Ufaransa hii leo imemnukuu Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa shirika hilo Audrey Azoulay akisema kuwa hatua hiyo inazingatia tathmini ya kamati ya ushauri ya miji ya vitabu ya dunia baada ya kupitia andiko la Accra la kupanua wigo wa usomaji vitabu. Mpango wa Ghana unatambua jinsi vitabu vinavyoweza kuleta mabadiliko ya kitamaduni na utajiri wa Ghana kupitia watoto na vijana na hivyo kujenga kizazi kijacho chenye stadi thabiti. Watakaojumuishwa kwenye mpango huo ni makundi yaliyo pembezoni yenye kiwango cha juu cha kutokujua kusoma na kuandika wakiwemo wanawake, vijana, wahamiaji, watoto wanaozurura mitaani na watu wenye ulemavu. Sherehe zitaanza tarehe 23 mwezi Aprili mwaka 2023 ambayo ni siku ya vitabu na hakimiliki duniani. Mkakati wa utekelezaji unajumuisha kusambaza vitabu vya kusoma ili kujenga tabia ya kusoma vitabu ambapo pia sekta ya uchapishaji vitabu nayo inapatiwa hamasa na Accra inatumia mbinu mbalimbali za kuhamasisha kusoma kwa kuanzisha pia maktaba tembezi sambamba na kufanyika kwa warsha za kuhamasisha uandishi wa vitabu kwa lugha mbalimbali za Ghana. Andiko la Ghana kuweza kupata hadhi pia liligusia pia uhuru wa mtu kupata taarifa ikiwa ni kuelekea siku ya uhuru wa vyombo vya Habari mwaka 2023. Accra inakuwa jiji la 23 kupata hadhi hiyo tangu kuanzishwa kwa tukio hilo mwaka 2001. Miji mingine ya Afrika iliyowahi kupata hadhi hiyo ni Port Harcourt Nigeria mwaka 2014 na Conakry Guinea mwaka 2017.

SBS Arabic24 - أس بي أس عربي ۲٤
عضو في الاتحاد العالمي للسلام: "علينا تحقيق السلام مع الطبيعة وفي ما بيننا في مواجهة عدو مشترك"

SBS Arabic24 - أس بي أس عربي ۲٤

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 8:18


جاء اليوم الدولي للسلام هذا العام بعنوان: التعافي بشكل أفضل من أجل عالم منصف ومستدام.

Portugal - The Simple Life
Portugal's Biodiversity

Portugal - The Simple Life

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 53:19


"Portugal - The simple life”, an insider's perspective to Portugal.    This week, Dylan is joined by Antonio Abreu. Antonio is an environmentalist, a biologist, an educator, a nature lover and the UNESCO chair on Biodiversity at the University of Coimbra. They discuss, amongst other things, the beauty and complexity of some of Portugal's landscape, the work he is doing for UNESCO and the importance of Biosphere reserves for the future of our planet. We already know about Portugal's amazing weather, food and people. In this podcast, we go deeper and meet the real people who make this country so wonderful. Dylan, who has made his life in Portugal shares an insider's perspective into what makes Portugal the unique, beautiful and amazing country that it is. Join him and his guests every week as they shed some light on the incredible people, culture, history and lifestyle that makes Portugal so appealing. A country where everyone feels like they belong. This podcast is sponsored by Portugal Realty, welcome to the simple life!Follow our guest:Antonio on LinkedInAntonio's email: antoniodabreu@gmail.com Biosphere Reserves Website Don't forget to subscribe to "Portugal - The Simple Life" podcast to receive more stories about living and moving to Portugal.Full Podcast in VIDEO & AUDIOPlease visit our website: https://www.portugal-the-simple-life.com, and we'd really appreciate it if you could follow and share our social media pages:Portugal The Simple Life FacebookPortugal The Simple Life Instagram  Portugal The Simple Life YouTube  Our sponsor: Portugal Realty Website Portugal Realty FacebookPortugal Realty Instagram  Portugal Realty YouTube If you'd like to get in touch or share your own experience with Portugal, we'd also love to hear from you!- Tel.: (+351) 262 980 576- Email: ola@portugal-the-simple-life.com- WhatsApp: (+351) 910 571 613Thank you so much for listening, or as we say here in Portugal, “Muito Obrigado!".

How To Love Lit Podcast
A Doll‘s House - Henrik Ibsen - Episode 1 - Norway At It‘s Literary Best!

How To Love Lit Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2021 45:11


A Doll's House - Henrik Ibsen - Episode 1 - Norway At It's Literary Best!   Hi, I'm Christy Shriver and we're here to discuss books that have changed the world and have changed us.    I'm Garry Shriver and this is the How to Love Lit Podcast.  Today we begin our series on Henrik Ibsen and his great play- A Doll's House.  Ibsen was born in Norway, a country that shines a bright light on our view of the world more than most of us realize because it's such a small place geographically.  .   Haha- shines a light- is that a pun- Norway is, after all, the land of the midnight sun!  Where in the summer, the sun literally shines at midnight.     Well, there is that, but I was actually thinking about the tremendous influence of the Nobel committee and the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize the famous committee that grants  every year since 1901 on December 10th, from Oslo City Hall.  There they announce which human, in their estimation, on planet earth has conferred the greatest benefit on mankind.  What an amazing designation.      Oh, that's pretty important too.  I know this is a tangent, but why IS the Nobel Peace Prize selected by and given out by Norwegians instead of the Swedish people, since Alfred Nobel was Swedish and not Norwegian.      That's a really good question, and I'm not sure anyone knows- but it was definitely stipulated by Alfred Nobel at his death that although the other awards would be awarded in Stockholm, the Peace Prize would be awarded in Oslo, Norway and it has been ever since.      Norway is a country that has established itself for many years at the top of the lists of “best places to live on planet earth”- a designation it won again in 2020.  It has the highest life expectancy in the world, (82.4 average) in case you're wondering, second place went to Ireland, btw.  It's population on average is one of best educated in the world, and the gross national income is ranked third behind Switzerland and again Ireland.    Wow, and yet Christy, I wonder if you would like living there- let me remind you that the average temperature in the summer is 65 degrees Fahrenheit or 18 degrees Celsius.    I know, growing up in tropical climates where the average summer temperature is in the 90s or high 30s Celsius, I would definitely have to buy a new wardrobe, but that's not always a negative.    Ha!  No, I guess that's true.  Norway is also a land we generally think of for its striking outdoor beauty characterized by those magnificient fjords.    Fjord is one of the few Norwegian words that almost everyone knows.  It literally means where one fares through- and if you see pictures of them, that makes sense why.  They are fairy-tale like, truly and can be hundreds of miles long.  Of course, Norway isn't the only place where they exist, but they have over 1700 of them and two are featured on UNESCO's world heritage list.  Garry, describe what a fjord is for those of us, which includes me, who have never seen them.    Well, I've never seen them in person either..yet…but I will.  They are long narrow inlets of water with steep cliffs on both sides that were created by glaciers thousands of years ago.  They are astonishingly deep, often thousands of feet or meters deep.  They say one of the best ways to seem them is on a cruise ship, so that's my plan.     Ha!! Sounds like a great plan.  Of course, right after Fjords and the Nobel Prize, the next thing that comes to mind when we think of Norway is still not Ibsen but-  Vikings.      Oh Vikings for sure have put their mark on northern Europe, and many of us have a very specific image in our minds of raiding warriors arriving in those amazing ships that could move around 15-17 knots.  And although, the Vikings are mostly known for colonizing and conquering, which could be viewed negatively, you would be happy to know that women's rights date back to before the 1100s among vikings.  Women had the right to divorce, own property and were protected by law from sexual harassment.    Well, there you go, and I guess that's a good Segway to the reason for our interest today in Norway- because after those things- when we get to famous Norwegians, it's hard to find one more well known then their native son, Henrik Ibsen, who was also quite the feminist- although as we will talk about next episode- he fought that label as he fought all labels.        Yes- I guess he did.  But let's jump back just a little before we talk about Ibsen specifically,  to talk a little more bit about Norway,  because this little country has made such an important impact on the world but it isn't a country that necessarily and deliberately draws a lot of attention to itself.      I guess that's true.   Are you talking about Lasse Matberg- the real live version of Thor- Instagram and basically the internet has gone nuts over.      Okay- Christy- no drooling.  I was thinking King Harald the fifth.     Most of us don't even realize it is a constitutional monarchy with a very active monarch, Harald V who is 84 years old is known as a symbol of consolation and support; he and his beautiful queen Sonja- enjoy an 80% approval rating.  Which is incredible!     Well, it IS incredible- I'm not sure even Disney World enjoys an 80% approval rating.      Anyway, the modern, the highly educated and urbanized nation of Norway is not the Norway Henrik Ibsen grew up in- at least according to Ibsen.  His world was much more rural -and to hear him describe it, backwards- although, that's probably how people describe Memphis if they compare us to other more glamorous parts of the world.    True, he was born in is the city of Skien in the Telemark region of southern Norway.  It's a port city.  Today the municipality boasts a healthy 54 plus thousand residents and is famous for being the birth place of Henrik Ibsen.  During Ibsen's day it was one of the largest and  oldest cities in Norway  The Ibsen family was a solidly middle-class family apparently well respected and prosperous.  Both sides of his family tree were well established, they had worked and made their money in the trade and shipping industry.      Which was all well and good until something happened in his father's business and the family lost everything.  Apparently it was pretty bad and when Henrik was 15 he dropped out of school, moved out of the home and over 100 miles away to work as a pharmacist  assistant for basically just his room and board.  By age 18 he had fathered a child out of wedlock, which would ultimately be raised by his mother's family, and although he supported the child financially until the child was 15, I'm not sure they ever even met.     Well, so far, there's nothing in the story you're telling that would indicate to me that this is the man that is going to revolutionize theater as we know it and become the second most produced playwright in the world after William Shakespeare.  Exactly, he did not have a charmed childhood, but I will say, even as a child he dreamed of greatness.  His sister Hedvig told a story after he became famous about a conversation she remembered they had one day as they walked walked up Bratsberg hill in Telemark.  He told his sister that what he wanted to do in his life was  "to achieve 'the greatest and most perfect of all possible forms of greatness and perfection'."    HA!!  Well, I would laugh at that, but there's a real sense that he came close to doing something akin to that with the theater.     And so it goes to show you that should never count yourself out- even if you feel like you have no privilege in this life or have screwed everything up with what you do have.  You're never done til you're dead!  It's a nice thought. But back to ibsen, it's looking rough for little Henrik-at age 18- he's got no education, a child to support and a couple of plays that he wrote in his spare time stashed away. So he decides to do what a lot of us do- he left the little town of Grimstad where he was the pharmacy assistant and moved to the big city- Oslo, although at the time the name of Oslo was Christiania.  He'd been in the health care business so it's not shocking he'd decided to go to university and get a degree in medicine.  Unfortunately for him at the time, although maybe not for the world, he failed his college entrance exams.  And even though you'd think that would be a low point, I'm not sure it really was because it was around this time he cut a break in a field that he enjoyed far more.  So, I mentioned he had a couple of plays that he'd written in his spare time in Grimstad, well one of them got staged!  So after all the missteps up to that point,  by age 23 he'd had his first play performed- pretty incredible.  After this  a few more doors opened, and now instead of being an assistant to a pharmacist- he became – basically with zero experience, the assistant director to Bergen's main theater.       This, of course, is the moment his life changed forever because he clearly found his calling.  He no longer wanted to be a doctor- he would become a playwright.  But what is even more interesting is that he found himself at a particular historical junction for the history of Norway – as far as theater goes is not radically different than what we saw with William Butler Yeats.  Norway, like Ireland had an interest in creating its own unique theater tradition.  While Ireland had been colonized by the British; Norway had been ruled by Denmark for over 400 years.  But now there is this movement to start a true Norwegian theater company that will produce Norwegian plays- that would help shape a unique Norwegian identity.      Many of us don't really understand that  Norway had even been a part of Denmark for 400 years, which, of course,  is quite a long time.  And we certainly don't understand how that affected culture, but of course it would.   Denmark had asserted a lot of cultural and language influence.  But at this point in the story, there was a real interest in establishing a Norwegian identity eparate from the Danish one, and so the interest in establishing an original Norwegian theater came along at this time fortunately for Ibsen.      True, and although The Theater in Cristiania had finanicial problems and Ibsen wasn't particularly super-successful at making a go of it- now that we know his style- he would never have been a good fit for creating patriotic pieces, but nevertheless, because  He was involved in writing, directing, staging and producing over 145 plays- he learned a craft- and that is the legacy that created the opportunity for his art to take off on its own.     He also met and married Suzannah Thoreesen in 1858 and shortly after, they had their only child, Sigurd, who btw- grew up to become the prime minister of Norway in Stockholm- another story but worth googling.  Christy, I know you'll probably point this out later but Suzannah was quite an independent and intelligent woman, and many credit her for Ibsen's ultimate success.      I know!!  And I think we should talk about her, but I'll table it, at least for the moment.  The theater in Crisitiania went bankrupt; Ibsen was sued for incredible amounts of debt and he almost got himself thrown into debtors prison literally escaping the country.  He swung a government writing grant and moved his family to Italy.  Although he never stayed in one town very long, he would stay away from Norway and in this sort of self-imposed exile for 27 years.  When he finally returned to Norway,-he would go back as a hero- a celebrity- albeit a controversial one.    It's amazing to me that although, his body was physically out of Norway, it seems Ibsen's mind never left the place- even if he did insult it from time to time.  His plays, including A Doll's House, are set in Norway and what is even wilder, they are written in Dano-Norwegian- the common written language of Denmark and Norway.  And they were published by a Danish publisher, Gyldendal.  In fact, they were performed first in Sweden- not Italy or Germany where he was residing.     True, it's kind of a roundabout way to success and really an unlikely success it seems.  Most People watching his performances were watched translated pieces- usually that doesn't work well.  But in his case, the emotion, the appeal translated cross-culturally- and really still does.  Also, Ibsen was a far cry for a self-promoting influencer like we think of today.  He was kind of Ibsen a shy and antisocial dude.  He had no privileged family from a famous place to create buzz.  He was from this relatively small and undistinguished town, writing in a relatively obscure language-but all of a sudden he emerged and became an icon.  Like you said, today, his plays are the second most performed plays in the world- only behind William Shakespeare's- as you mentioned- incredible.  They are translated today in 78 different languages and performed all over the world. Nevermind the fact that he literally changed the way theater would be done from that point onward, and in fact is still done to this day.    Okay, I've heard people say that before, but I'm not sure I understand what you mean.  And even after reading A Doll's House, I don't understand how it's revolutionary besides the content being obviously controversial for the period.  In many ways, the plot and the characters seem so ordinary.    And that, darling, is exactly the genius of it.  Here's what was going on. And think about Shakespeare for a moment.  UP to that point, the theater had been a place where people went to get away from the world- and maybe it still is to some degree.  The plays produced were otherworldly.   They were about fairies and monsters; they were about kings- all the things Shakespeare writes about-  perhaps the things Marvel studios gets excited about- obviously there is nothing wrong escapism- that's a big part of performing arts.  And  In fact, that's where Ibsen started, he wrote about Vikings , monsters and all those things we enjoy in commercially successful movies today.  Except he chose not to stay in that vein.  He studied his craft; he began to pay attention to some key changes in what they were doing in theater in Moscow, Germany and other parts of Europe.  And those things appealed to him.  So, he made a shift- instead of writing stories that took us out of the world- he would write stories that reflect the world.  He would write the story of our lives.   He began writing plays that were realistic.  And when I use that word, I mean the theater movement called realism.  The plays he's most famous for start with the twelve he wrote between 1877-1899.  Some people call them his sociological plays; other people just call them the Ibsen cycle.  Either way, Ibsen began writing about middle class people- not kings, queens or fairies.  He wrote about problems- real life and difficult problems, and he wrote in prose.  He didn't use iambic pentameter or verse of any kind.   He wasn't going to have his characters give long soliloquies or speak with all these cheesy asides.  They weren't going to expound on philosophy in obvious ways- although these plays are extremely psychological.  The would be filled of short exchanges between characters.  They would say the sort of things we say and do the sort of things we tend to do- whether we admit it or not. Now to us that seems normal or maybe even obvious because that's how most of our television and movie experience is- but we got that idea from this movement.      And what's more, the staging was going to be different.  And again this may seem fairly obvious to us, but it was new when it happened- with realism the stage is going to have a box set- that means there are three walls and the pretend fourth wall which faces the audience.  The audience, or us watching, would pretend we are looking into someone's lives.   The drama would appear ordinary, maybe even bland, but the idea would be that the play would be psychologically driven- the plot would not be   the thing- the interior lives of the people involved would be the thing.  The protagonist would rise up not against dragons but against something much more complicated, more internal- the sort of things we rise up against- things like syphyllis- the disease Dr. Rank inherited from his father.      Oh my, so what about A Doll's House-    Exactly, what exactly IS a Doll's house about. BTW- even that title is controversial- in Norwegian it's really a Doll House- which isn't quite the same as a Doll's House- anyway- When it came out- it absolutely rocked the world- almost as much if not more than syphyllis.     It premiered in Copenhagen in December of 1879 to a packed house.  The applause was incredible and every one left the theater scandalized.  When it played in Germany, the lead actress, a famous actress, refused to perform the ending as written and forced Ibsen to rewrite the ending to her liking.  She was a storng enough voice that she threatened  she'd get someone else to rewrite the ending for him if he didn't change it- and since there were no copyright laws back then, she got her wish.    In Victorian England, the play was censored and forbidden to be performed, and America didn't perform it until 1889- a full ten years later.    The Americans are always slow.      I know- aren't we?    So, are we going to just talk about what other people thought about it, or is it time to find out what the scandal is all about?    Let's do it.  The setting is very simple.  It's set in an unnamed fairly average Norwegian town in an upper middle class home.  The whole thing from start to finish only occupies three days of Christmas.  It  opens with apparent harmony and confidence- a happy feeling and we soon understand that this family is a lot like a lot of middle class families- the family is comfortable but not not conflict free- and conflicts revolve around money-     Oh my- it doesn't get more real than that      One thing we have to bring up when we talk about live theater is that we have to remember that when it comes to plays- the creative experience involves more than the writer.  A drama is more than a written text- much more.  That's the beauty of live performances.   In fact every single performance of every single play by definition cannot help but be unique- even audiences affect how a performance goes.  No actor will ever perform exactly the same two nights in a row.  But beyond that, every actor who plays a role will interpret each character in his or her own way.  For example, Kristine could actually be a good character or a bad character depending on how the actress understands her and portrays her.  Every character will always be like that- bur especially in an Ibsen play.  Even the details of the set will never be the standardized.  Ibsen in his stage directions for A Doll's House, says and I read that the set is, “a comfortable, tastefully but not expensively furnished room.”  What does that look like? Every set will be different.  Every director will choose different things to enhance- from the set to the costuming to the lighting.  All of these collaborative choices affect how we understand and interpret what is going on.    True- but isn't there something of the intent of the creator and should that be respected- and make each performance mostly the same?    It's not that simple.  Let me give you an example, in 2007, in Edinbough, the director cast Torvald the husband as a four foot tall man- on purpose for a thematic reason.      In China, once the play was staged with a Western woman marrying into a Chinese family. All of this is allowed in the theater.      So, this play centers around Nora.  The character of Nora is widely considered one of the most challenging roles in the Western Canon and Deciding what to do with Nora is not a simple thing.  Who is this woman?  This will be a huge discussion between any director in charge and the actress charged with performing the role.    Why is that?  Again, she seems ordinary.      And in a sense, that's it exactly.  She is ordinary.  Her life could be my life.  Her home could be my home.  It is the fact that she seems ordinary that makes her so tremendously complicated.  Because no human is ordinary, not really.  No life, no matter how pampered, is care-free.  Sooner or later we all innately understand this, but then we don't know what to do with this understanding.  Well, Ibsen isn't going to answer that question for us.  In fact, that's exactly what is wants to NOT do.  Ibsen famously said, that a dramatist should never answer questions- only ask them.  And so, what we are left with is  questions- and this play for the last 100 years has created nothing but arguments and questions as to who is this woman?      So, let's ask the most basic of all questions about Nora- What is so enamoring or interesting about an ordinary, upper middle class Norwegian woman named Nora?    For one thing, if you're an actress given this role, you may immediately notice that Nora never leaves the stage.  The stage is the doll house and Nora is the Doll. Nora is always on display- she is always in view- she has no privacy- she has no breaks- and neither does the actress.  Everyone comes and goes- but Nora never has the freedom to breath- and this is the point of it- there is total claustrophobia in this performance-based life of a doll- there is no privacy in this life- this actress, as Nora, will experience the thrill and exhaustion from start to finish of the life of a doll in a doll house.      And how is a theater-viewer supposed to know to notice that?      Well, you likely won't- it's one of those things you intuitively feel even if you don't consciously think about it.  To get back to your question though?  For me, the first question I ask myself when I watch this play and honestly, I'm not sure I ever answer it- Do I like this woman?  Then I find myself asking a series of rambling questions: Is Nora a good person?  Is she a victim?  Is it right to like a doll in a doll house, and if a person likes that life, who am I to judge or dislike her for it?  Is it her exposure and lack of privacy that makes her unlikeable (because honestly, I usually land on the idea that I don't like her really- but I know some people do- in fact Ibsen himself adored her)    Oh my your mind runs wild!  Why would living like this in your mind make someone unlikeable?     Well, you tell me, do humans need privacy? Psychologically, that is.  Does a lack of privacy not to mention autonomy- but let's just stick with privacy- does that change a person in a negative way.      Well, you know I feel about this topic.  When it comes to development of children, it is Absolutely fundamental.  Children need to have secrets.  It gives them autonomy and where they find their humanity.  Parents, the cliché is mothers but dads can be bad about this too, who read their kids cellphone, track their kids ever move, determine their children's friend groups, and basically do their best to control their children's every decision- even if their intentions were pure, almost always raise children who are dysfunctional.  These are often the kids who have secret facebook pages, secret phones, secret boyfriends across the ocean years older, maybe even entirely secret lives.  It is just absolutely critical.      And so we meet Nora- and Ibsen does go a little into her personal history- maybe she's emotionally stunted in her development for being so patronized and controlled, maybe she's just deceptive and manulative by nature- maybe she's both- I guess I see what you mean- Ibsen asking questions but not giving answers.      Let's read the first line of the play,     “Hide the tree carefully, Helene.  The children mustn't catch a glimpse of it until this evening.”    And there you have it- Nora's entire world in the first word- there is something hide.    As we look at Nora we see that she, like many of us, achieve privacy through deception.  But what we don't know and what the  actress has to decide how to communicate to us is WHY is she doing this and what is she trying to achieve by all this?   Is Nora role-playing on purpose in order to get the life she wants?  Is Nora aware that she is a plaything for Torvald- his squirrel, his skylark?  Is this pretending instinctual?  When her deceptions become rather serious, does she even realize this?  Is she aware of the difference between secretly eating macaroons and forgery- I'm really not sure.    But even before we get there, the first scene for me really highlights a high level of deceit and inauthenticity.  The first action on stage is Nora paying a porter twice the cost of the service which wouldn't have stood out really except it's not long after that we begin to understand that one of the themes of the play is the real cost of fiscal irresponsibility, what does it mean by this little detain in the opening act?    I don't know what it means, except to help us understand that Nora lives in an imaginary world.  She pretends and overpaying is just a way to set all of this in motion.  The second action of this play is this business with the macaroons.  Let's read this part of the text?  For me it's hard to read.  It's SO patronizing.     HELMER.  That is like a woman! But seriously, Nora, you know what I think about that. No debt, no borrowing. There can be no freedom or beauty about a home life that depends on borrowing and debt. We two have kept bravely on the straight road so far, and we will go on the same way for the short time longer that there need be any struggle.  NORA.  [moving towards the stove]. As you please, Torvald.  HELMER.  [following her]. Come, come, my little skylark must not droop her wings. What is this! Is my little squirrel out of temper? [Taking out his purse.] Nora, what do you think I have got here?  NORA.  [turning round quickly]. Money!  HELMER.  There you are. [Gives her some money.] Do you think I don't know what a lot is wanted for housekeeping at Christmas-time?  NORA.  [counting]. Ten shillings—a pound—two pounds! Thank you, thank you, Torvald; that will keep me going for a long time.  HELMER.  Indeed it must.  NORA.  Yes, yes, it will. But come here and let me show you what I have bought. And all so cheap! Look, here is a new suit for Ivar, and a sword; and a horse and a trumpet for Bob; and a doll and dolly's bedstead for Emmy,—they are very plain, but anyway she will soon break them in pieces. And here are dress-lengths and handkerchiefs for the maids; old Anne ought really to have something better.  HELMER.  And what is in this parcel?  NORA.  [crying out]. No, no! you mustn't see that until this evening.  HELMER.  Very well. But now tell me, you extravagant little person, what would you like for yourself?  NORA.  For myself? Oh, I am sure I don't want anything.  HELMER.  Yes, but you must. Tell me something reasonable that you would particularly like to have.  NORA.  No, I really can't think of anything—unless, Torvald—  HELMER.  Well?  NORA.  [playing with his coat buttons, and without raising her eyes to his]. If you really want to give me something, you might—you might—  HELMER.  Well, out with it!  NORA.  [speaking quickly]. You might give me money, Torvald. Only just as much as you can afford; and then one of these days I will buy something with it.  HELMER.  But, Nora—  NORA.  Oh, do! dear Torvald; please, please do! Then I will wrap it up in beautiful gilt paper and hang it on the Christmas Tree. Wouldn't that be fun?  HELMER.  What are little people called that are always wasting money?  NORA.  Spendthrifts—I know. Let us do as you suggest, Torvald, and then I shall have time to think what I am most in want of. That is a very sensible plan, isn't it?  HELMER.  [smiling]. Indeed it is—that is to say, if you were really to save out of the money I give you, and then really buy something for yourself. But if you spend it all on the housekeeping and any number of unnecessary things, then I merely have to pay up again.  NORA.  Oh but, Torvald—  HELMER.  You can't deny it, my dear little Nora. [Puts his arm round her waist.] It's a sweet little spendthrift, but she uses up a deal of money. One would hardly believe how expensive such little persons are!  NORA.  It's a shame to say that. I do really save all I can.  HELMER.  [laughing]. That's very true,—all you can. But you can't save anything!  NORA.  [smiling quietly and happily]. You haven't any idea how many expenses we skylarks and squirrels have, Torvald.  HELMER.  You are an odd little soul. Very like your father. You always find some new way of wheedling money out of me, and, as soon as you have got it, it seems to melt in your hands. You never know where it has gone. Still, one must take you as you are. It is in the blood; for indeed it is true that you can inherit these things, Nora.  NORA.  Ah, I wish I had inherited many of papa's qualities.  HELMER.  And I would not wish you to be anything but just what you are, my sweet little skylark. But, do you know, it strikes me that you are looking rather—what shall I say—rather uneasy today?  NORA.  Do I?  HELMER.  You do, really. Look straight at me.  NORA.  [looks at him]. Well?  HELMER.  [wagging his finger at her]. Hasn't Miss Sweet Tooth been breaking rules in town today?  NORA.  No; what makes you think that?  HELMER.  Hasn't she paid a visit to the confectioner's?  NORA.  No, I assure you, Torvald—  HELMER.  Not been nibbling sweets?  NORA.  No, certainly not.  HELMER.  Not even taken a bite at a macaroon or two?  NORA.  No, Torvald, I assure you really—  HELMER.  There, there, of course I was only joking.  NORA.  [going to the table on the right]. I should not think of going against your wishes.  HELMER.  No, I am sure of that; besides, you gave me your word— [Going up to her.] Keep your little Christmas secrets to yourself, my darling. They will all be revealed tonight when the Christmas Tree is lit, no doubt.  NORA.  Did you remember to invite Doctor Rank?      Read this part.    Nora hides macaroons from her husband.  He wants to control her to every level, but she does seem to like the pay off of being taken care of.   We also see that he moralizes.  We see that his pet grievance is debt.  He is going out of his way to condemn it and she goes out of her way to supplant him.     It's a complicated co-existence.  Who are we to judge here- Nora for being a liar?  At this point, I feel sympathy for her.   I would even say the way this reads to me is that this man, Torvald doesn't want to control Nora, he believes he OWNS her.  She is his property.  His pet.  He loves her, but as a pet- an expensive hobby- I'd say, Christy, don't take offense to this, but he loves Nora in the way a guitarist might love his favorite Stratocaster.     Oh dear- that's getting close to home.       But, they have worked out a deal.  Do we let either party off the hook?  She lies and deceives, but she has no concerns in the world but to be a doll.  She loves stuff- she loves buying- she loves money- they have made a deal- she is a play thing- but she is also an expensive past time.      And- again- we are smacked with life- these kinds of deals are made all the time.  One of the more famous philosophical statements on that topic springs of course from the mouth of Marilyn Monroe when she sings, “Diamonds are a girl's best friend.”  I'm really not sure Ibsen wants us to pass judgement on her- but he does seem to be questioning the deal they've made.  Is this the deal we should be making?  It seems obvious that Torvald and Nora do not have any real communication or human relationship with each other- they manipulate each other, play with each other, even enjoy each other, but they are not connecting on any real and human level.  Is this comfortable life coming at the cost of their humanity?  What is that cost?     And to think that all that has happened is that she's bought macaroons.      I know- it's in the subtext of those macaroons!!! BTW- when I hear someone talk about macaroons I think of this cooking show the girls and I used to watch when they were living called “Sweet Genius”.  It was the first baking show I'd ever watched, and they were always making macaroons.  We don't have those really in Memphis, so when went to Paris and saw all those macaroons, we did exactly what Nora did and stuffed our mouth with them.    Hahahaha!  I can see you three, staking out the macaroon counters on the Champs Elysee-    That's exactly what we did!!!!  They're truly amazing and not easy to bake.  I tried and failed.    Well, I don't think Nora bakes.  And we see that Helmer disapproves of macaroons.  But more than that- They don't share  a life like we would understand healthy couples to do.      Yes- there is so much that is being introduced right here at the beginning- we meet the children and see that they are dolls too.  There is nothing in this text to suggest Nora is a nurturing mother.   We don't see her building with them anything different  than what she has built with Torvald- they have fun- but it's all very distant.  We also have a hint that this style of relationship is established by her father, perpetuated by Torvald but also extended to the next generation.  The nurse seems to take care of the children.  Nora plays with them when she wants to, but it's established early on, and then it will be explicitedly stated in Act 3, that as Nora is to Torvald so the children are to Nora.       Everyone plays a role it seems?  And I'm not sure Ibsen is endorsing this way of life.      Like I said, the man likes to ask questions and to not answer them.      And so I guess we will for the next two episodes.  Next time we will finish discussing Act 1 and move through Act 2.  The final week, we will look at the concluding scene that has scandalized the world for 100 years.      And yet, it is all so ordinary!!!    And yet not-  thanks for listening!.....               

El Daily con el Gato
#580 El Daily con El Gato 09_17_21

El Daily con el Gato

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 7:31


Unesco: 117 millones de alumnos siguen sin ir a la escuela en todo el mundo por el COVID-19; Italia obligará a vacunarse a todos los trabajadores; EEUU: Biden anunció un recorte de impuestos para las familias de clase media; Colombia tiene por segunda vez en una semana menos de 30 muertes por covid; Murió el primer baterista de la banda Caifanes; Festival de Viña del Mar 2022 se suspendió; Elton John suspendió su gira europea

SBS Vietnamese - SBS Việt ngữ
Các chuyên gia tìm cách ngăn chặn việc mua bán cổ vật trái phép

SBS Vietnamese - SBS Việt ngữ

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 5:43


Tổ chức Văn hóa Khoa học và Giáo dục Liên Hiệp Quốc tức UNESCO hiện tổ chức cuộc họp thượng đỉnh với các chuyên gia về thế giới nghệ thuật, nhằm tìm cách chận đứng các vụ mua bán cổ vật bất hợp pháp. Đặc biệt hiện có nhiều quan ngại tại Afghanistan, kể từ khi Taliban kiểm soát đất nước nầy.

SBS World News Radio
Experts attempt to stop the illegal trade in antiquities

SBS World News Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 5:26


UNESCO is holding a summit with experts from around the world to ensure ancient artifacts do not vanish.

Big Break Software Podcast
Tapping into the One Trillion Dollar impoverished agricultural markets with $1m ARR AgUnity founder David Davies

Big Break Software Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 56:26


David Davies of AgUnity tells Geordie how he came up with his idea, and how software and SaaS founders can identify and solve complex problems. Listen to the podcast and learn. David boasts more than 30 years of experience in innovative applications design. He has served as CEO for SaaS (Software as a Service), Fintech, and mobile companies during his career. In 2016 Davis founded AgUnity, a Blockchain for Good establishment leveraging smartphone and blockchain technology to enhance the lives of small-scale farmer cooperatives in developing countries. The venture has won numerous awards since its inception.  AgUnity developed the AgriUT utility token built on the Celo blockchain network as an independent charitable entity. It complements the AgUnity smartphone blockchain for smallholder farmers' platform. He talks to Geordie about his journey.  What You'll Learn Why every solution provider must think big Importance of record-keeping Why having an identity and proof of income is crucial How do organizations determine deserving individuals? Why teaching disadvantaged people how to do things better is critical. In this Episode: While agriculture is a vast global industry, some farmers live in overly remote areas and below the poverty level. AgUnity is a specially designed platform that aims at providing cost-friendly strategies for supporting and connecting people living in remote areas. The company recently launched the only Smartphone operating system for the people that technological advancements have bypassed. David grew up in a massive sheep and wheat farm in Australia, where he gained his farming experience. However, he has spent all his working life in technology.  Working for UNESCO in West Africa allowed David to interact with low-income earners and discover their challenges. Together with other founders, David had established a company specializing in Blockchain for Good technology for the market data scope in banking. At some point, they received an invitation to attend a hackathon in London, but David could not attend, so he sent one of his co-founders. In the process, John, the co-founder, discovered there was a prize to be won as part of the conference. David and his team worked hard to develop a winning product, and win they did to the amazement of many people in attendance. Listen to the podcast for more details.  Record keeping is critical in David's niche market. He mentions that recording every transaction creates clarity, promotes trust, and eases the payment process. How did David and his team come up with the AgUnity idea? Find out from the podcast. David says they understood the importance of smartphones in transforming various processes. Further, working for UNESCO exposed him to low-income farmers who, while they had smartphones, were not using them to do valuable stuff.  According to David, they source their smartphones from China and customize them to meet the farmer's needs. The phones, he says, come with the applets only, which you can learn about from the podcast. Before David started working with the farmers, many of them had nothing to show as proof of income. Apart from lacking an identity, they had no record of their land ownership. Lack of proper records denied them the opportunity to get credit from any financial institution.  David admits that penetrating the blockchain for agriculture industry can be a difficult task. He says they usually collaborate with various organizations such as NGOs to ease the process. Doing so facilitates a smooth provision of blockchain for the last mile communities. David says one of their key goals is collaborating with authentic and ethical companies who then introduce them to corporative societies and farmers. Collaborating with corporatives allows them to convert it (the cooperative) into a financial venture capable of scaling faster and larger. Often, David and his team start off working with smaller groups who later grow in their hundreds. According to David, once farmers have more money the entire community benefits. What does it take to create a new cooperative? David says the initial investment can be quite costly, even though big organizations pay for the pilot program. He explains that concept extensively in the podcast. He also discusses the stack and explains things farmers are capable of doing with their smartphones.  AgUnity has experienced tremendous growth over the years, with David saying they solve unique problems farmers face. Currently, the team deals with 17,000 farmers in remote areas. Together with his team, David is considering launching a project to reward farmers who do extraordinary things like planting trees to help with climate change. He also talks about other projects they have in the pipeline. The team focuses on creating an opportunity for people in a developed market to connect with their counterparts in developing markets and create something positive.  Resources AgriUT Foundation Farmer Reward Platform Marketing, Business Development, and Token Gateway AgriUT Discord Server David Davies LinkedIn David Davies Twitter

The Innovative Mindset
Wendy Hapgood, Director of the Wild Tomorrow Fund on How They‘re Saving Wildlife

The Innovative Mindset

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 48:50


Wendy Hapgood Discusses the Ways the Wild Tomorrow Fund is Innovating how Animals are Saved This episode is brought to you by Brain.fm. I love and use brain.fm every day! It combines music and neuroscience to help me focus, meditate, and even sleep! Because you listen to this show, you can get a free trial.* URL: https://brain.fm/innovativemindset If you love it as much as I do, you can get 20% off with this exclusive coupon code: innovativemindset Wendy Hapgood is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Wild Tomorrow Fund, a wildlife conservation charity dedicated to saving threatened and endangered wildlife and their habitats. Wendy believes that biodiversity loss and climate change are the two most critical issues facing our planet today. In 2015 she left Wall Street behind to dedicate her life to the protection of the environment and biodiversity. She completed her Master's Degree in Sustainability Management at Columbia University's Earth Institute where she studied climate change science and policy, researched the intersection of poverty and rhino poaching, uncovered illegal ivory in New York City, and studied new methods for financing the green economy. Connect with Wendy www.wildtomorrowfund.org Instagram: www.instagram.com/wildtomorrowfund/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/wildtomorrowfund Twitter: https://twitter.com/wildtomorrow Episode Transcript [00:00:00] Wendy Hapgood: But I feel like when you are really emotionally connected to this project and it was truly an emergency, I think it really pushes you to do what you think is impossible. [00:00:15] Izolda Trakhtenberg: Hello and welcome to the innovative mindset podcast. I am. Izolda Trakhtenberg on the show. I interview peak performing innovators in the creative social impact and earth conservation spaces or working to change the world. This episode is brought to you by brain FM, brain FM combines the best of music and neuroscience to help you relax, focus, meditate, and even sleep. [00:00:36] I love it and have been using it to write, create and do some. Deepest work because you're a listener of the show. You can get a free trial head over to brain.fm/innovative mindset. To check it out. If you decide to subscribe, you can get 20% off with the coupon code, innovative mindset, all one word, and now let's get. [00:00:59] Hey there [00:01:00] and welcome to the innovative mindset podcast. My name is Izolda Trakhtenberg, I'm your host, and I'm really happy that you're here. And I'm also thrilled and honored to have this week's guest. And you'll understand why as soon as I tell you a little bit about her, Wendy Hapgood is the co-founder and chief operating officer of wild tomorrow fund wildlife conservation, charity, dedicated to saving, threatened, and endangered wildlife. [00:01:22] And their habitats. And that last part is a really important part of what Wendy and her group, what they're doing when he believes a biodiversity loss and climate change are the two most critical issues facing our planet. Today in 2015, she left wall street behind to dedicate her life to the protection of the environment and biodiversity. [00:01:41] She's singing my song. She completed her master's degree in sustainability management at Columbia university's earth Institute, where she studied climate change science and policy research, the intersection of poverty and rhino poaching uncovered illegal ivory in New York city and studied new methods of financing. [00:01:59] The green [00:02:00] economy. Ah, Wendy, I'm so honored that you're here. Thank you so much for being here. Well, Thank you [00:02:06] Wendy Hapgood: so much as older for having me. I'm really excited to be on your show. Wow. [00:02:11] Izolda Trakhtenberg: I you're, you're you're living my dream life in many ways. It's exactly the kind of thing that I have always wanted to do. [00:02:18] So I'm so glad that you took it and ran with it and are doing it right. I love you. You left wall street and you, you went, that's it. I'm changing my whole life around and I'm doing this now. I'm going to dedicate my life to saving wildlife and saving protected lands. What sparked that for you? What, what made you go? [00:02:36] Okay. You know what? I'm making that change. I'm going to totally transform the way I live and I'm going to innovate things on my own terms. Yeah. [00:02:43] Wendy Hapgood: I mean, it was a really big jump. And I have to say that this feeling grew within me, that sort of, it happened over years where I had the sneaking feeling of, you know, unhappiness or just dissatisfaction with, with life and what I was doing with my life. [00:02:58] And I was successful [00:03:00] in finance. And I loved, I did like my job and the people I worked with and customers, but there was something really missing for me, which was sense of purpose. You know, I absolutely love animals and I feel like probably a lot of your listeners have pets that you just adore and it really starts there and, you know, hiking and. [00:03:19] Starting to feel that I needed to do something about what I was seeing around me in terms of environmental destruction and climate change. And you know, people talk about ecological grief, starting to feel really sad about what was happening to the planet and knowing I wasn't helping. I really big moment was I was actually working in Tokyo, Japan, and I was there for the big earthquake, which resulted in a nuclear crisis. [00:03:46] So being on the ground in Tokyo and living there and worrying about if my boss water was contaminated, which by the way it was and you know, it just, it was such a hosted apocalyptic scenario that I was living and [00:04:00] what really shocked me. How a lot of people weren't that concerned. They, after it went well and people from outside of Japan and friends, weren't, well, no one died, you know, after this nuclear crisis. [00:04:13] But whereas I couldn't stop thinking about how we poisoned the earth forever and that wasn't being spoken about. And it really was a sort of symbolic moment. And I felt complicit in it as someone living in the city using, you know, that's all the power being generated for that's what the nuclear power was needed for. [00:04:33] So I felt really complicit in this poisoning of the earth. And I felt very guilty about when I left later that year to, to, to come to New York about not being here. Both people that were, you know, refugees, internal refugees from that crisis and thinking about how we poison the land and, you know, I saw it with my own eyes up Mishima. [00:04:53] So that really was a huge moment in my life. I was thinking, what can I do? And how can I help. [00:05:00] Being a part of the destruction. Then in New York, I met my now husband, John Stewart, who is the other co-founder of wild tomorrow fund. He was in a similar place in life. He was an advertising executive here in New York. [00:05:13] It creative director also loved animals and was in a place like me. What next to do in life and actually make a difference and help animals in nature. So that was nice. I don't think I'm not sure I could have done it all on my own. Definitely helps to have a partner and to embark on this big journey together. [00:05:32] So that's what we did in 2015. And then personally, I felt like I needed a little more background and I love studying. So that's, I went and did my masters at Columbia, which was Columbia university, the earth Institute. Gave me, I felt like a little more confidence and background in, in sustainability and environmental problems and climate change science and all kinds of really fascinating things. [00:05:55] So that helps me on my journey as well, to feel ready, to really [00:06:00] switch careers and focus a hundred percent on saving the planet. [00:06:07] Izolda Trakhtenberg: I'm taking that all in. I sometimes take these little pauses cause I'm like, I'm overwhelmed. That's amazing. So, so here you are. You've, you've made the decision and you came out of with your masters. And w I'm I'm so fascinated. What did you do next? How did you, how did you decide, you know, what we're going to buy land in South Africa and what were the steps that you took to make that start happening? [00:06:35] I imagine the bureaucracy is monumental. [00:06:38] Wendy Hapgood: Well, again, I think we took it step by step and when John and I started Walton were fun. But we also felt like buying land and saving habitat as much as we knew that that was the really big overarching issue in the same way that climate change kind of hangs over everything. [00:06:55] Habitat loss also kind of drives so much of the [00:07:00] environmental loss and destruction we see today. But that, that, that would be a huge thing to start with. So when we started well, tomorrow flung, we started in 2015. Really just with small things, we were asking friends, family for $50 to buy boots for Rangers, because what we saw on the ground in kazoo, in a town, South Africa, which is where we're focused. [00:07:23] Was that government reserves in particular were super under-resourced they're in charge of protecting incredible biodiversity, some of the last big tusks elephants in the world. Really under-resourced trying to fight the rhino poaching crisis and, you know, here's these amazing. People who very dedicated boots on the ground, but they don't have good boots. [00:07:45] So from New York, we're like, well, what, well, we can, we can help with that. You know, or like really bad, basic things. Like they couldn't go out on patrol if the tires had punctures and of their, you know, for their patrol [00:08:00] vehicles and their budget was didn't allow them to purchase more that month, you know? [00:08:05] So it was like a week. Fundraise for that. And we can involve people in New York who would love to, you know, it's very direct impact to say, if you give, if you can give us $50 donation, we will personally have our team on the ground, buy those boots and deliver them. So that's how we started. Nice and small step-by-step. [00:08:27] And it was 2017 when the land kind of happened, which I say was a land emergency where. One of our partners on the ground told us about this piece of land that was up for sale and it had two offers on it from pineapple farmers. And when you know, these farmers want it to extend their existing fields of kind of fools. [00:08:52] And if you could see a picture of it, it's just. You know that typical monoculture farming that just extends out forever in these [00:09:00] endless rows of, you know, sameness and it's terrible for biodiversity. And you know, this land that was up for sale had, had been farmed, you know, cattle and a little bit of pineapples, but it kind of being left to go wild and it had zebra on it. [00:09:15] It had, you know, hippos that would come from the river and at nighttime feed on this land and. We went to see it and that was it. You know, our hearts were kind of stuck. We were like, we have to do something. We cannot allow this to happen. What they would do is, is if the pineapple farm was it totally clear? [00:09:34] It, we mean to tract as a chain, pull out every single tree, run off the wildlife. I mean, turn it into that. Very does it like monoculture of, of pineapple, commercial, industrial agriculture. So we were pretty determined to do that, but you know, imagine it was over a million us dollars, the price tag, and we'd been asking for 50, a hundred dollars donations, but I think those [00:10:00] emergencies make you really step up. [00:10:01] And we felt that we needed to try and also we know or knew that. There's a lot of wealth in New York city. And there's a lot of people who care deeply and, you know, we just needed, we knew we just needed to meet the right people and tell the story and, and kind of bring them along in this journey. And we also met with the landowner. [00:10:24] She was an older lady living in the city, near Johannesburg. She didn't live at the farm or anything like that. This land that was her old fence. And we kind of pleaded with her. We said, you know, we're a charity. We don't have a million dollars sitting ready to make this deal happen. Can you give us time? [00:10:43] You know, this will be your legacy too. So. Thankfully, she agreed. And she gave us five years to save, to raise all the money, to save the land. Actually that deadline's coming up next may. So we, we still have a little way to go. But in the meantime we bought another piece that was at risk, just [00:11:00] down, just nearby. [00:11:01] So. You know, created this card or vision. You know, in the meantime we established we felt it was extremely important that the land was owned in South Africa, not by a us charity. So we set up a wall tomorrow, fund South Africa. No affiliate. So it's a registered charity in South Africa. So the land is owned locally. [00:11:21] Yeah, so there were a lot of legal steps and meetings and learn a lot of learning along the way. But I feel like when you're really emotionally connected to this. This project and it was truly an emergency. I think it really pushes you to, to do what you think is impossible. So we're really proud that we were able to save it and then you know, start working on restoring it and rewilding it. [00:11:48] Really exciting and super hopeful. And I think it transformed us as an organization too. And that's really now our focus. We still help other ranges in the region and we do buy boots for Rangers, [00:12:00] but the major focus now is really saving that land, protecting it, restoring it and rewilding it. [00:12:08] Izolda Trakhtenberg: Yay. Okay. Wow. [00:12:10] I wish I had pom-poms or something. So I could be doing a little cheer for, for everything that you just said. I'm you are, you are absolutely seeing my song. I've worked for NASA for over 20 years, doing earth science and environmental education outreach all over the world. So, so hearing from you that, that you, that that is your active. [00:12:31] Sort of profession that, that, that, that, that, that it's possible that you can have these, make these inroads and have such an impact on a place that probably a lot of people never think about, which, you know, raising that elevating the visibility of, of the need to say. Habitat in places like South Africa is incredible. [00:12:55] And I, I know people in South Africa who are working to educate [00:13:00] people in South Africa about that importance too. And so I'm wondering a little bit about, like you said, you made, you have this relationship with the owner of that land, which is incredible. What, what other kinds of. Innovative ways. Have you made relationships with people and government people in South Africa to make this, to make these inroads? [00:13:22] Wendy Hapgood: It's a great question because you know, nothing is ever done alone. It really is teamwork and something that was really important. And just to give a little more background into this, this land is in a biodiversity hotspot. It's one of 32 places around the world. That's recognized for really high level. [00:13:39] By diversity. So just this massive array of amazing life from insects to furry things, you know so it was really important to save this land is also right next door to a world, heritage wetland, UNESCO, world heritage park. So again, another great reason why this piece of land in particular, in this area, it was really important [00:14:00] to protect it. [00:14:00] So that was. Re that we really needed kind of local support with was this legal declaration. So turning what was kind of designated as farmland into what is now officially a nature reserve. So we reached out to a local south African NGO or conservation outcomes who are experts in navigating this process. [00:14:27] It's a Amazing initiative under the south African government, where they recognize that the state national parks can't do it alone. They need private land owners. You know, it could, could be farmers who want to protect a small piece of their land that has an endangered frog. You know, they, they want to empower Private landowners to also contribute to conservation, sort of have this framework called the biodiversity stewardship program. [00:14:52] And we worked with conservation outcomes to kind of navigate that whole process and an amazing environmental attorney [00:15:00] who is in Durban who helped us with that. And what's really, I think, amazing about our project and what makes it stand out is it's truly collaborative. So. I mean, we had donors from a lot from New York some on the west coast in other countries give $20 towards this dream or, you know, a thousand dollars or $50,000. [00:15:23] So it's been, you know, literally thousands of people who've made it possible to save this habitat. And then on the ground, we partnered as well with landowners who were. Like kind of next door to us. So literally sort of inside the borders would have had a little small 20 hectic piece. So, you know, to really expand habitat, it means to term, you know, dropping fences, you imagine a South Africa land, I guess like suburbia in America, it's all fenced. [00:15:50] So just biggest squares. And so for wildlife to have a better chance at fighting back against extinction, you know, you need to really open up that habitat [00:16:00] and Save the wild space and extend the wild spaces. So we worked with our neighbors and kind of brought them along in this journey of creating a nature reserve. [00:16:09] So this it's a collective reserve, the land that waltz Marfan's today. Two separate pieces and it's about 83% of the total. And then we have three other private landowners who, you know, they have the conservation vision too. They were excited about being a part of it and dropping their fences and opening up their land to also be habitat for wildlife. [00:16:30] So, you know, that was a really a collective. Project and we worked through this legal process and that was declared last month, which is super exciting. So the land is officially a nature reserve now in South Africa. That's [00:16:45] Izolda Trakhtenberg: incredible. And I, first of all, wow, again, and second of all, you said some things that I am super curious about, you said. [00:16:57] We were you, you were talking about breaking, you [00:17:00] know, breaking defenses and, and removing them so that, so that wildlife can, and I know I've heard the same thing with like unbroken canopy cover for certain birds that they need, that they need, you know, that tree canopy cover in order to feel like this is their habitat. [00:17:16] What. What are the species that are either most impacted or, or the ones that are in that now nature preserve, which I think is incredible, that are going to benefit the most from those kinds of fence lists areas. [00:17:34] Wendy Hapgood: Well I would say, oh, you know, oh, wildlife benefits from. Having more space. We're a huge fan of EO Wilson, who is a very famous American biologist and his book is called half earth. [00:17:48] And he did all of a sudden he did all the math for us, but basically if we save 80% of life on earth, you know, 80% of species on earth today, we have to. [00:18:00] Kind of protect 50% of land and Marine spaces for wildlife. If we don't do that, if we can't get to 50%, we can't say. Species, you know, we can't save 80% of species on earth, basically wildlife and animals need, especially the longer ranging ones. [00:18:19] So the ones that really need space or the big megafauna. So elephants lions, leopards. Hyena, you know, the ones that re African wild dogs, they need a lot of protected space to range. They have bigger ranges, but wild space connected wild space. So, you know, when you talking about birds, it's the canopy. [00:18:39] They need like a card or a green card, or to reverse these spaces that we've, we humans have basically kind of cut up old. Space on our planet and dissected it with farms and fences and housing developments. And so wildlife can't cross from a to B and they need to do that so they can [00:19:00] exchange genetic information and without that populations become essentially inbred and cannot survive long longterm. [00:19:07] So that's why card or is, is so important and why connecting wild space. Super important. Yeah. And, and the vision for our land. So now it's a nature reserve. It's 3,200 acres which is about 1200 hectares. And I like to give people a frame of reference. That's like four times central park. So, you know, in a way it's big. [00:19:30] In the grand scheme of things is kind of relatively small, but why it's so important is that it acts as a card or so this land that we've protected and stopped from being destroyed and joined together with neighbors and opened up wild space. It lies between two very big existing wildlife reserves. [00:19:51] One side is the money wanna, it's a home to a very well-known. Wildlife reserve called [00:20:00] pin the private game reserve. They're amazing. When it comes to conservation, they're home to one of the most important cheetah breeding sites in South Africa. They're doing really good job. They are. WWF black rhino range expansion sites. [00:20:13] So that means they're so good at keeping the rhinos safe that they actually they're black rhinos, which are critically endangered. They've increased in number so much so that they could give those rhinos to other reserves where they were lost and start to repopulate. Wow. Black rhinos in other reserves in Africa, they recently actually sent Jordan. [00:20:32] With the two, I think Malawi to help repopulate giraffe. The, so they're doing an incredible job, keeping wildlife safe and being able to help, you know, other places. And then on the other side of the land that connects, you know, a, to B as a card, or is the UNESCO world heritage, you see ma mango Lisa wetland park. [00:20:51] I mean it's name and Zulu means a place of wonder. It is a natural wonder, you know, of global significance that. [00:21:00] Incredible. It's got the biggest hippo pod in the breeding Cod in South Africa, over 500 bird species you know, and this card, or it will open up. So our long-term vision is dropping fences on both sides. [00:21:13] So that wildlife from. The Pinta, the reserve inland the elephants, the rhinos can actually traverse through our card or to iSimangaliso and it goes all the way to the ocean. So yeah. Eons ago, you know, that little wildlife in South Africa also used to migrate the wildebeest would migrate through there. [00:21:34] You know, this will create a path for wildlife to, to move again. And that's incredibly important in coming decades with climate change where wildlife will be. The conditions where they are, will change. They need water, they'll move to two. They need to be able to move, to find water and resources. [00:21:53] So, you know, we're excited. That's our big, big vision. And that's why this land is so important.[00:22:00] [00:22:02] Izolda Trakhtenberg: A [00:22:02] Wendy Hapgood: shock to you again is older. [00:22:03] Izolda Trakhtenberg: Yes, no, yes and no, I'm, I'm actually just full of sitting here going, I'm so grateful you're doing the work you're doing because yeah. I mean, without, without a way to move. Where they need to move in order to survive. And dare I say thrive. They will die. It's that simple. [00:22:22] Eventually they will die. So I'm, I'm in, I'm grateful that that was the, that was the word that was coming to mind is as I was listening to you talk, and this corridor is going to is, and is going to be something that, that allows for that movement. But then you mentioned something earlier that I, that I wanted. [00:22:44] Touch on. You said the word rewilding and what that, the stuff that you, the things that you've been talking about up to now have, have been about the animals that are already out in the wild w is rewilding something different than that. And if so, what [00:23:00] is it and how does it impact that that notion of habitat that protection? [00:23:05] Wendy Hapgood: That's a great question. So Rewilding I have to say is probably what I love most about what we do. It's so hurtful. So it, and it can mean a lot of different things. It could mean bringing back to some people rewilding, maybe Maine bringing back long extinct animals. I mean, what we're doing is, so we save the land, we protect it, we start restoring it. [00:23:25] And a lot of animals will make their way back naturally, but there's some bigger, usually the larger spaces. You know, they're not just going to arrive, they're still fences. So you have to literally reintroduce them. So all rewilding is really the re-introduction of native wildlife that would have existed there before, but has, you know, been gone for some time. [00:23:49] So it's super exciting. I know when we, when we save the land, the first piece, one of our ducks. Loves giraffe. And that was her first question. When can we get dropped [00:24:00] off? And all of this is guided by ecologists and science. And yeah, we, we introduced re-introduced giraffe for the first time in 2017. [00:24:11] It was super exciting. You see them arrive, jump out of a truck and like literally run for it. You know, I can imagine it's quite stressful to be in a truck that wild off, you know, and and then running free on their new home. And it's so powerful. It's such an inspiring image or thing to it. And also for our donors to see what we did. [00:24:33] I like to say rewilding kind of sells itself. You know, we, we needed to do it. We needed to get this wildlife. And it's very strange for most of us that in South Africa, you need to buy. Usually those animals, you would have to buy them, which is, seems so strange to us. Like, what do you mean you can buy a giraffe and how much has the giraffe and what do you mean? [00:24:54] You can buy a zebra and, you know, I think zebra absolutely incredible. And the idea that there is sort of a [00:25:00] market price, $350 per zebra just seems so cheap. So you know, when our donors and supporters heard that I like we'll all buy a zebra. And so that was a really cool connection for them and for us as well, too. [00:25:15] Help fund our rewilding work. It really funded itself. And every person who donated to help us literally purchase as an individual zebra, an individual giraffe, they had the chance to name them and you can tell the difference, giraffe and zebra there, their patents are unique, like a fingerprint. So we have ID Oliver, giraffe. [00:25:37] We have a draft ID kit. Playing spot the difference, you know, looking at the patterns and figuring out who is who. So, yeah, we have 14, actually 15 resident draft now. And over 30 zebra every year. Now we have babies born, which again is proof of this concept. You know, if you can save land and, and join it with neighboring areas and [00:26:00] re-introduce wildlife You know, nature will then start taking care of itself. [00:26:03] And we're seeing zebra, foals being born and huge moment for us was our first baby giraffe being born on this land that would have otherwise been pineapples. So rewilding, you know, it's really is a mix of restoration, ecological restoration, and then re-introduction of wildlife. What we mean when we say rewilding. [00:26:24] Izolda Trakhtenberg: Okay. First of all, I want to help by a zebra, right? Yes. Or a giraffe or a cheetah or whatever, whatever it is that whatever it is, because, because yes, I, I will actually, that will be my, my birthday fundraiser this year. I'm going to tell people that I want to raise money so that I can buy like two giraffe and have them be rewilding in the wild tomorrow. [00:26:46] But no seriously, because this is one of those things where. That's not something I've. Ever thought about or known was even possible. And so again, lots of gratitude from my end, because, because it's a [00:27:00] way for people like me, who probably are never going to start their own wild tomorrow fund to, to. [00:27:07] Participate in a way that, that you would find helpful. And that brings me to my next question. What sort of help does the wild tomorrow fund need from people, private citizens, someone who's listening to this podcast who gets fired up like I am now who wants to help? What kind of help do you. [00:27:24] Wendy Hapgood: Well, we would love help. [00:27:25] We still, as I mentioned, that first piece of land we still have a deadline to meet a fundraising goal to actually fund finish the purchase. That's in the next may. So we love to equate things down to kind of bite sized chunks. A one acre is about 990 us dollars. So if anyone wants to sponsor an acre, it's a, it's an amazing gift or a legacy kind of a gift to someone. [00:27:50] Then we have also volunteer trips and I think it's super powerful for those who can and would love to join us in the field in [00:28:00] South Africa perhaps next year. We have volunteer trips, so we bring 10 people at a time over to South Africa for two weeks. And then you can. Individually apart of everything we're doing and see the region and see the wildlife and, and participate. [00:28:15] Hands-on, it's really kind of, for those who, where conservation isn't going to be, their full-time job, you can, you know, be a part of conservation truly for, for those weeks. And, and it's really powerful. I mean, it changes people's lives. That's how In a way, how we started well, tomorrow fund was John had been volunteering in Zululand in KwaZulu-Natal South Africa. [00:28:36] So it really changes people's lives. And we find volunteers come back to New York and they don't want to just. That's it. Thanks. I had a great holiday. They really continue on with us as supporters and keep helping. So yeah, we, we would love more support and funding and help. And I love that for a lot of our supporters. [00:28:57] It's very personal, you know, they really feel a [00:29:00] part of what we're doing and what I find truly beautiful for those who sponsored wildlife reintroductions. It's really interesting to see what they named their animal often. It's a pit. So there's a lot of dogs that are, you know, running around in central park who have a namesake in, in Africa, but sometimes it's departed even people, which I think is very moving. [00:29:21] You know, that idea that. Created a gift in their name. That's now a zebra running free. So yeah, we would love more help. [00:29:30] Izolda Trakhtenberg: Oh, that's fantastic. I sign me up. I'm absolutely going to do that. And it's interesting because the, the words that, that are coming up in my head, as I'm hearing you talk are hope and connection yes. [00:29:44] That you feel connected to. This place in South Africa, if you're in New York, if you're in LA, if you're in London, if you're in wherever and you can actually make that connection, what do you think makes those two words and, and maybe I'm totally off, [00:30:00] but what, what makes hope and connection so important in wildlife conservation and habitat restoration and the work that you're doing? [00:30:08] I think it's sort [00:30:08] Wendy Hapgood: of everything. I, you know, we started out as well. It being overwhelmed by. The destruction. It's very, it's easy to get depressed and feel down, you know, thinking about the planet and you know, this mass loss of. By diversity. You know, as it's called the mass extinction, the six mass extinction of life on earth, and this time it's driven by us, not by an asteroid climate change and all that grief like that. [00:30:38] I think that sadness does help motivate people to do something, but it can also be really overwhelming. And I think what's important about hope is people need hope. I think we've seen it all the messaging about climate change, you know, I don't know. The negative messaging. You know, the warnings is really important, but I don't think it's moved people enough. [00:30:59] I think [00:31:00] we all need to see that we can do something, you know, that your input, that you're, you know, everyone feels very small. We're like a drop in the ocean of these global challenges, but actually you can really make a difference. And if it's one zebra or coming on a volunteer trip, you know, each volunteer. [00:31:20] Raises $2,000. That's two acres, you know, you can, you, it, it makes a real difference. And I think people feel inspired by that hope. And, you know, in some ways our projects far away from most people they're in New York, but that connection and feeling connected to the project, to the land, to those zebras. [00:31:40] It's really important and that dream that maybe one day they'll be able to come and see for themselves. You know, I think it's really powerful. I'm more positive. I think we're, we've all had a rough year and yeah, I just think that it's a more positive and powerful message to move people, to take action.[00:32:00] [00:32:03] Izolda Trakhtenberg: Again, I'm thinking. Wow. Yeah, I, it is true. We, the world has had a rough year and yet what's interesting to me about that is that during that time, when we were all. As many of us as could be sort of staying at home, things came back, you know, the, the, the weather changed wildlife started. There were pictures of wildlife on, you know, sort of different critters resting and relaxing in, in what were normally parks and places where you would just not expect to see wildlife. [00:32:39] So there's, there is this there's this. The notion that I always come back to honestly was they were here first. And so for me, it's not just us making room for them. It's us. I had captain Paul Watson on my show, just on the show just a little while ago. And he was saying, you know, one of the [00:33:00] things that, that bothers him is the word stewardship. [00:33:02] He, he doesn't think that stuartship is the way it should go. He's like we belong here. We're part of it. We're not overseers. We don't have dominion. We're part of this whole entire cycle and process. And so, so with, with the work that you're doing, it seems to me like that kind of connection goes beyond. [00:33:19] People feeling connected. It's, it's a, it's a, it's a connection to the biome. It's a connection then to the earth. And if you can, do you have any stories of that kind of realization or that kind of, of moment of truth, if you will, for either from yourself or from your husband or from people that you've worked with, [00:33:42] Wendy Hapgood: I'm just faint. [00:33:42] Well, I think about that, it does, I think, bring us back to. The concept of rewilding and another way of thinking about rewilding. Rewilding ourselves, meaning reconnecting humans to nature. And exactly [00:34:00] like you're saying, and captain Paul Watson kind of a paradigm shift from seeing ourselves as having dominion and like. [00:34:08] Power over nature to being a part of nature, more of a eco centric approach and, and restoring kind of the whole ecosystem. And that includes us too. So, and repairing that connection between ourselves to care more about nature or and to give, I see it as giving space back to nature to bird, you know, they belong. [00:34:34] Equally as we do, we've taken so much away that they need, we need to give space back or we'll lose them all. You know, I think about where this heatwave and just the little things, the birds that died from it was too hot, you know, and, and I feel. That's all, you know, we've, we've closed that with, with our agriculture and our emissions and how climate change [00:35:00] links back to the biodiversity loss. [00:35:02] It's all accelerating. So we really need to act now, or we will lose, you know, I, I think how devastating to not have elephants on the planet, how will you explain that to your children? And how do people explain that the animals that like grew up within their storybooks don't exist anymore? We didn't care enough. [00:35:21] So I think rewilding, the human spirit is a big part of it. You know, for me, I think it came in steps, like rather than kind of a sudden aha moment, more of a buildup and a realization. And yeah, I th and I think going from helplessness to empowerment, you know, and knowing it's possible to restore. Some of the damage we've done and, and actually, you know, having this vision for the planet, that's 50% from nature. [00:35:52] That's a big goal, but I think the more you are in nature, the more you appreciate it. [00:36:00] And so I would say, and I think COVID, you know, a lot of people spent time in parks and nature. Cause there was, it was such a relief in a way. A welcome response for us. And I hope that one of the positive benefits of that is more of a, of a love of nature and then desire to protect it. [00:36:18] So I'm hoping [00:36:23] Izolda Trakhtenberg: hope seems to be the word of the day here. And it's interesting because I know for myself, when we were during lockdown, One of the things that I needed to do was feel the sun on my face. Like I couldn't just sit in the house, so I had to be out and, and it, even if it were just to walk outside, there's a tree, there was a tree right here. [00:36:47] Our apartment and I would walk outside and I would say hello to the tree because it, it gave me that sense of connection. And that's one of the things that it takes us back to ancient stories when people [00:37:00] were really part like knew that they were part of nature, part of the earth, part of a process of this whole biosphere. [00:37:07] And it sounds to me like your mission. In part, at least is, is that in addition to stemming biodiversity loss is, it's kind of, have you found that that's, that that's an outcome that, that the people who are involved really get connected on that deep level? [00:37:26] Wendy Hapgood: Yeah. Like two, something like that. Maybe weren't really into nature or conservation before. [00:37:34] Huh? You know, come on this journey with us and then become essentially conservationists, you know, at heart. I think that's really powerful. I mean, our, one of our major donors and on the board, you know, initially he was thinking he would spend his philanthropic time on helping with poverty, which is of course a really important topic, but it was [00:38:00] his dog, you know, like he had a room. [00:38:02] Strong connection with his pet that made him think more about wildlife. And he went on safari and his wife sort of used, like, you know, maybe you should think about, you know, working with Watson more fun. And he's been super helpful or transformative for us and the connections that he's brought. And I think about that, that he wasn't someone who thought that wildlife and habitat conservation was sort of his thing we need. [00:38:27] Find more of those people where it's you know, they it's education and exposure or, you know, being a part of this project is very inspiring and then people get sort of caught up in it, which is great. I think we need more people to connect to nature. And is it through, I think it can be through your pet through that. [00:38:48] So. Very personal connection between a human and an animal and seeing them as, maybe as an individual and important, and then maybe through the park and appreciating the trees [00:39:00] and what they bring for us. And then that kind of connection expands from local to, to more global issues. So yeah, we need to figure out something, it's a question I've thought about a lot. [00:39:12] How, why do I care so deeply? You know, it has been a progression over time to the point that I would give up, you know, sort of dedicate my life to this and saving nature. And then other people, you know, they're maybe distracted or they don't care as much. How do you convince, I want to say convert, how do you inspire other people to connect more deeply to nature? [00:39:38] So that's a big question. And I, I, I think. Being out in nature is the key and go, you know, going for those hikes or coming on a trip to South Africa, of course, super powerful and helping out with conservation, you know, really being involved. And I think it really grows from there.[00:40:00] [00:40:03] Izolda Trakhtenberg: Yeah, I know [00:40:04] Wendy Hapgood: poor Wendy. You're going, is she still [00:40:06] Izolda Trakhtenberg: there? I'm not sure what's going on. I'm sorry. I'm just, I, as, as you were, as you were speaking, I was there again. I had my little metaphoric pompoms out and I was cheering you on and it's when I use, as I said, I used to work for NASA and I used to do the. [00:40:22] Participate in these environmental education workshops where we traveled all over the world. And one of the places we traveled with South Africa and did, did a workshop and the people who came were all teachers and other educators and, and who were going to be learning about these environmental protocols so that their students could study. [00:40:40] Local ecosystems. And so when you were asking that question, I'm like, yeah, I so need to, I do this thing called the earth lady where I go into schools and I teach about the soil and, and, and the atmosphere and the water bodies and by, and the biosphere, as far as like the actual the plants that grow up near their school so that they can get into it. [00:40:59] And now [00:41:00] I'm like, okay, I need to obviously add an animal component. What are the animals in your local area? And. What kind of wildlife is there, what might you find? And so, and it translates up into what's out in South Africa, what's out in, in Namibia, what's, what's in central Asia. There are lots of places where we can be looking at this. [00:41:20] And so the question that I have for you about that is your, if you could have anything you wanted for wild tomorrow fund to do what would be the, the vision, what is the big, this is what would look like. Doing what we had dreamed of. [00:41:39] Wendy Hapgood: Was a big question. I don't ask [00:41:41] Izolda Trakhtenberg: small questions. [00:41:44] Wendy Hapgood: I, I can see if I think 10 years ahead or maybe, you know, we'll be, you know, we've done a lot more than we thought we could in a short amount of time. [00:41:51] So maybe five years ahead, you know, this Cardo project in South Africa is really the first. So the dream is for that to be. [00:42:00] Completed the car or open and working as a, as a card off for wildlife connecting these two huge reserves together, 80,000 acres to 800,000 acres in connecting that green space and the elephants can migrate again and, and we'll debase, you know, that will be like a really huge achievement and a dream come true. [00:42:20] And then, you know, of course it will. It's, it's ongoing. It's like, then the results. The vision is for it to be self-sustaining. And then the question is what's next? So, you know, I see this future where we have, you know, our it's called the Wila nature reserve in South Africa, then All the places on the planet that threatened then an immediate risk of destruction and conversion for agricultural development, where there's really threatened species and saving that land. [00:42:51] And it kind of repeating a process to save it, protect it, restore it. Rewild it. I mean, it could be mad, I guess. Yeah, it could be. I read about [00:43:00] place in Philadelphia, super important habitat for fireflies and without this habitat. Incredible spectacle. One exists in the United States would be incredible. [00:43:11] You know, just having, being able to. [00:43:17] Show you what's possible with restaurants. That would be my dream and [00:43:22] Izolda Trakhtenberg: bingo. I love it to show what's possible with restoration. I think that's that's. I think that's great. So first of all, Wendy, you're not getting rid of me that easily. So totally going to start getting people to, to sponsor zebras and giraffes. [00:43:36] That's going to be wonderful. Absolutely. I'm gonna, I'm gonna, I'm gonna see what I can do. And I also believe in starting them while they're young. So we're going to get kids on board. [00:43:45] Wendy Hapgood: We had some kindergartners, did some, made some slime and sold slime and rice. Like I think it was $400. So amazing. People have little big, you know, it's really amazing what people can do and they really want to, [00:44:00] so, yeah. [00:44:00] Izolda Trakhtenberg: And, and, and also, I mean, one of the things that, that we, that I've sort of really learned in this last hour of chatting with you is that. [00:44:08] There are things I didn't know were possible. And so now that I know that they're possible, and now that if you're listening to this episode, now that you know, they're possible, the call has been made, take, take up the banner and get Ranger's shoes or something like that, or, or sponsor zebra. I think that those are the kinds of things that we can be doing that we didn't, I didn't realize that it could be done. [00:44:27] So I'm really grateful to you, Wendy, for sharing all that. And if someone wants to get involved, how do they find you? Where, where can they find out about the wild tomorrow fund to get involved, to sponsor a zebra, to name the Seabrook? I would name a zebra Kimba after my beloved cat. I know that I would, but how would they do [00:44:47] Wendy Hapgood: that? [00:44:48] Okay. Well, for them. Get in touch or find out more about what we do that can head to our website, which is well tomorrow fund.org. You'll see there there's stories and [00:45:00] also volunteer menu. So you can look at, they can look at, you know, what trips we have coming up. Our animals sponsorships are more sort of direct because we have to be actually sort of reintroducing more or. [00:45:14] W each year we have zebra born, for example. So you can actually sponsor babies either instead of actually not needing to purchase some right now, because they're kind of rewilding themselves. There will come a time where we need to buy, purchase more wildlife. So yeah, just, there was a contact us on the website at the bottom and. [00:45:34] Email will come to me and to John and we'd love to be in touch. And yeah, we, we love at are a lot of us supporters say they, when they talk about the work of Baltimore fund, they say we did this. So it's really, truly is a community it's very personal. I like to say as well as one degree of separation between, you know, you, the donor and the future. [00:45:56] Because there is a sort of between sphere and then yeah, we're, you [00:46:00] know, in a way we're, we're small team doing big things and we're really proud of what we've been able to do. And so it is quite personal and yeah, we welcome. We love meeting new people. We need to meet new people. So please reach out. [00:46:12] We'd love to hear from you. And everybody can help from a kindergartner to a high school kid to, you know, a retiree. So please. Well to help the planet. So hope you'll join us. [00:46:24] Izolda Trakhtenberg: Absolutely. Well, I'm going to put all of that information in the show notes and Wendy, I know that you have to run, but I do have one question that I ask everybody who comes on the show and it's a silly question, but I find that it yields some very interesting results in the question. [00:46:37] Is this, if you had an airplane that could sky write anything for the whole world to see, what would you say? [00:46:46] Wendy Hapgood: Ooh, that's a love. That's an awesome question. I would say. [00:46:51] Izolda Trakhtenberg: Hmm. [00:46:54] Wendy Hapgood: Love nature. I don't know. I it's about moving people to really care. So rewild your hot, [00:47:00] something like that. And then people have to think, what does that mean? [00:47:02] And then go actually read what does rewilding mean? And then come on board with us. So pretty wild it's rewild and leave it. And then people have to be like, what on earth? [00:47:14] Izolda Trakhtenberg: And so you do. At wild tomorrow.fun.org. Right? So that's right. Absolutely. Well, Wendy, thank you so much. What a phenomenal conversation. [00:47:26] I'm so grateful that you were on the show. I really appreciate you taking [00:47:29] Wendy Hapgood: the time. Thank you so much to Zelda for having me in and giving us this opportunity to tell the story while it's more fun and rewilding to all your listeners. It was such a pleasure. And thank you so much. My [00:47:40] Izolda Trakhtenberg: pleasure. If you've listened to this episode, go get involved with wild tomorrow fund. [00:47:45] Find a way to volunteer. Find a way to sponsor a baby zebra. How could you not want to sponsor a baby zebra? Come on. This is his older Trakhtenberg for the innovative mindset podcast, reminding you to listen, learn, laugh, and love a whole lot.[00:48:00] [00:48:03] Thanks so much for joining me today. I really appreciate you being here. Please subscribe to the podcast if you're new and if you like what you're hearing, please review it and rate it and let other people. And if you'd like to be a sponsor of the show, I'd love to meet you on patrion.com/innovative mindset. [00:48:21] I also have lots of exclusive goodies to share just with the show supporters there today's episode was produced by Izolda Trakhtenberg and his copyright 2020. As always, please remember, this is for educational and entertainment purposes. Only past performance does not guarantee future results, although we can always hope until next time, keep living in your innovative minds.   * I am a Brain.fm affiliate. If you purchase it through the above links and take the 20% off, I'll get a small commission. And please remember, I'll never recommend a product or service I don't absolutely love!  

Professor Game Podcast | Rob Alvarez Bucholska chats with gamification gurus, experts and practitioners about education
Shawn Young Intrinsically Motivating Teachers and Students with Classcraft | Episode 203

Professor Game Podcast | Rob Alvarez Bucholska chats with gamification gurus, experts and practitioners about education

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 42:57


Shawn Young is a co-founder and CEO of Classcraft, the Engagement Management System for schools. Since its launch, Classcraft has gained incredible traction with educators worldwide, providing tools to gamify their classrooms. Shawn taught 11th-grade physics for 9 years, holds a bachelor's degree in physics and master's in education from Université de Sherbrooke and is also a seasoned web developer. Shawn is the co-chair for UNESCO's global collective for SEL and digital learning, is the president of the Edteq Association and is an Ambassador for the Education faculty of the University of Sherbrooke.

SBS French - SBS en français
Le Dr Majdi Faleh et le Dr Malek Lataoui décryptent le symposium MATCHs 2021

SBS French - SBS en français

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 23:32


MATCHs Symposium 2021 – Malaysia Tunisia Cultural Heritage Symposium 2021 (10, 11 et 12 septembre) a pour objectif de partager le savoir des experts du patrimoine culturel à travers le monde et partager le travail interactif, des visites virtuelles, et sites web réalisés par des étudiants tunisiens et malaisiens.

Habari za UN
Umoja wa Mataifa wahimiza nchi kupitisha Azimio la Shule Salama

Habari za UN

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021


Ikiwa leo ni siku ya kimataifa ya kulinda maeneo ya shule dhidi ya mashambulizi, Katibu mkuu wa Umoja wa Mataifa Antonio Guterres amekemea tabia ya makundi yanayopigana kuvamia maeneo ya shule, kukamata watu mateka  na vikosi vya ulinzi kufanya maeneo ya shule kama sehemu zao za kuweka kambi za mapigano.  Taarifa ya Leah Mushi (Pause)  Akizungumza kwenye mkutano wa ngazi za juu ulioandaliwa na Shirika la Umoja wa Mataifa la Elimu, Sayansi na Utamaduni, UNESCO pamoja na nchi ya Qatar, Guterres ameanza hotuba yake kwa kuchora taswira ya tukio shuleni akisema, “Fikiria wewe ni mwanafunzi umekaa darasani ukitamani kujifunza, au wewe ni mwalimu umejitolea kubadili kizazi kijacho kwa kuwapa maarifa. Halafu sasa fikiria ghafla unasikia milipuko, na mawazo yote yatakayo kujia baada ya tukio hilo au wakati wowote ukitaka kusoma.”   Ameeleza hiyo sio taswira ya kufikirika kwani “Takwimu zilizotolewa kati ya mwaka 2015 na mwaka 2020 na muungano wa Kulinda elimu ulimwenguni, zimeripoti mashambulio ya aina hiyo ya makombora zaidi ya 13,000  yaliyotelekezwa kwenye shule, au vyombo vya kijeshi vya nchi wakitumia maeneo ya shule kurusha makombora wakielekezea wanaopigana nao.”   Katibu Mkuu Guterres amesema shule ni sehemu za kutoa na kupokea ujuzi na lazima ziwe sehemu salama kwa kujifunzia kwa amani na usalama kwa kuwa elimu, inabadilisha maisha na kuleta maendeleo kwa mtu mmoja mmoja na jamii kwa ujumla.    Akizungumzia Azimio la shule salama, linalo kataza maeneo ya shule kutumika kama maeneo ya vita pamoja na kuainisha hatua zote za serikali zinapaswa kuchukuliwa kulinda shule na maeneo ya kujifunzia. Guterres amesema, mpaka sasa ni nchi 111 duniani ndio zimepitisha azimio hilo na kutoa wito kwa nchi zote duniani kuridhia nakulipitisha.   Pia ametoa wito kwa nchi zilizo pitisha Azimio hilo kwenda mbali zaidi kwa kuweka será za kitaifa na sheria zinazolinda shule, wanafunzi na kuwachukulia hatua wakataohusika na vitendo viovu.   Akihitimisha hotuba yake Katibu Mkuu huyo wa Umoja wa Mataifa amelaani vitendo vya kuvamia shule na kuteka wanafunzi na kuwalazimisha kuwa wapiganaji au wanawake na wasichana kukataliwa haki yao ya kupata elimu.   Amewahimiza wahisani kusaidia mashirika ya Umoja wa Mataifa ya UNESCO na  lile la kuhudumia watoto UNICEF ili nao waendelee na juhudi za kulinda elimu, wanafunzi na shule zilizoko katika sehemu hatari zaidi ulimwenguni kwani amesema kwa kuwa tukilinda elimu tunalinda kizazi kijacho.

Habari za UN
Wanaojua kusoma na kuandika wazidi kuongezeka : UNESCO

Habari za UN

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 3:08


Wakati dunia ikiadhimisha siku ya kujua kusoma na kuandika leo Septemba 8 Shirika la Umoja wa Mataifa la Elimu, Sayansi na Utamaduni, UNESCO linasema kumekuwa na hatua kubwa katika miongo kadhaa iliyopita takwimu za mwaka 2019 zikionesha kwamba asilimia 86 ya watu kote ulimwenguni wana uwezo wa kusoma na kuandika ikilinganishwa na asilimia 68 mwaka 1979.  (TAARIFA YA FLORA NDUCHA) Katika ujumbe wake kwa siku ya leo, Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa UNESCO Bi. Audrey Azoulay ameanza na kumnukuu kiongozi na mwandishi mashuhuri kutoka Marekani, Frederick Douglass aliyesema, “pindi tu unapojua kusoma, daima utakuwa huru." Hatahivyo Bi. Azoulay amesema hatua zilizopigwa zinatishiwa kwa mfano nchini Afghanistan, nchi ambayo imepiga hatua kubwa katika kipindi cha miaka 20 iliyopita.  Ameongeza kuwa kampeni kubwa zaidi ya kusoma na kuandika katika historia ya UNESCO iliendeshwa huko Kabul na majimbo ya Afghanistan, na tangu ilipoanza mnamo mwaka 2006 imewahusisha zaidi ya Waafghanistan milioni 1.2, wakiwemo wanawake 800,000.  Elimu ya Waafghanistan wote lazima iendelee ameongeza . Mustakabali wa nchi unategemea hii  sio tu kwamba elimu ni haki ya kimsingi, pia ni kiungo muhimu katika kufanikisha maendeleo.   Wakati huo huo, hatua katika kusoma na kuandika ulimwenguni kote zinaendelea kuzuiliwa na janga la COVID-19. Kwa maana hiyo, amesema kumekuwa na tofauti za kielimu zikichochewa zaidi na utofauti wa ufikiaji wa teknolojia za kidijitali.  Kulingana na takwimu za UNESCO, ukosefu wa fursa ya kusoma kwa njia za kidijitali umesababisa wanafunzi milioni 500 kuachwa nyuma, kwani wameshindwa kuendelea kujifunza kusoma na kuandika, na wakati mwingine wameshindwa kuanza masomo yao.  Mkurugenzi mkuu huyo amesema Janga la Corona limeathiri vibaya watu waliotengwa zaidi, hususan vijana na watu wazima milioni 773 kwani hawana ujuzi wa kimsingi wa kusoma na kuandika, theluthi mbili kati yao ni wanawake, na watoto milioni 617 na barubaru ambao walikuwa hawajafikia viwango vya chini vya kusoma kabla ya janga.  Kwa hivyo amesisitiza kuwa ugonjwa wa virusi vya corona au COVID-19 umefichua umuhimu mkubwa wa elimu na hitaji la kuongeza juhudi.   UNESCO imeonyesha kujitolea kwake katika elimu tangu mwanzo wa janga hilo kwa kuzindua Umoja wa Kimataifa wa Elimu, kwa kushirikiana na washirika 180 wanaofanya kazi katika nchi 100 tofauti.   UNESCO pia imezindua mipango kadhaa ya kuhakikisha mwendelezo wa elimu na kuhakikisha kuwa shule zinaweza kufunguliwa salama.  Hasa, Umoja wa Kimataifa wa Elimu, pamoja na Umoja wa Kimataifa wa Kujua kusoma na kuandika katika mfumo wa mafunzo ya maisha yote, imetekeleza mpango mkubwa wa kufundisha walimu 100,000 katika zaidi ya nchi 10 tofauti, ili waweze kutumia vizuri ujuzi wao wa kidijitali kusaidia kila mtu aweze kusoma na kuandika.  

Habari za UN
Jarida 08 Septemba 2021

Habari za UN

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 13:26


Wakati dunia ikiadhimisha siku ya kujua kusoma na kuandika leo Septemba 8 Shirika la Umoja wa Mataifa la Elimu, Sayansi na Utamaduni, UNESCO linasema kumekuwa na hatua kubwa katika miongo kadhaa iliyopita takwimu za mwaka 2019 zikionesha kwamba asilimia 86 ya watu kote ulimwenguni wana uwezo wa kusoma na kuandika ikilinganishwa na asilimia 68 mwaka 1979.  Pia utasikia mengine mengi ikiwemo elimu kwa watoto wakimbizi na msaada wa kisaikolojia kwa watoto walio kwenye mizozo.   

BBVA Aprendemos Juntos
Eduardo Martínez de Pisón: La exploración y el paisaje: ¿cómo se hicieron los mapas?

BBVA Aprendemos Juntos

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 59:57


Un científico con alma de explorador romántico, un escritor amante de los paisajes, un hombre del Renacimiento en pleno siglo XXI. Así es Eduardo Martínez de Pisón, geógrafo, alpinista, profesor y figura de referencia en España para la conservación del medio natural y que conocemos en 'Aprendemos juntos'. Durante más de 50 años, este sabio apasionado de las montañas ha hecho de ellas su vida y su profesión. Martínez de Pisón es catedrático emérito de Geografía de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid y en 1991 recibió el Premio Nacional de Medio Ambiente por su inestimable contribución a la conservación de espacios naturales en España. Sus trabajos se han centrado en el estudio de paisajes naturales, geomorfología de cordilleras, pensamiento geográfico y geografía medioambiental. Escritor incansable, es autor de más de 500 publicaciones sobre geografía, viajes y estudios medioambientales. Ha sido miembro del Comité MaB español (UNESCO) y ha participado como asesor de documentales de televisión en el Polo Norte, Alaska, Siberia, desierto del Gobi, desierto de Taklamakán, montañas de Asia Central, Ruta de la Seda, etc. También es uno de los mayores expertos del mundo en hielos y glaciares, siendo corresponsal del ‘World Glacier Monitoring System' y presidente del ‘Comité español para la Investigación científica de la Antártida' en los años 90. Ha sido vocal del ‘Comité Científico de Parques Nacionales' y es miembro de los patronatos del Parque Nacional de Ordesa y Monte Perdido, Parque Nacional de la Sierra de Guadarrama y Parque Nacional del Teide.

Skylight Books Author Reading Series
SKYLIT: Margret Grebowicz, ”MOUNTAINS AND DESIRE”

Skylight Books Author Reading Series

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 55:58


Today the question "why do this?" is included in nearly every mountaineering story or interview. Meanwhile, interest in climbing is steadily on the rise, from commercial mountaineering and climbing walls in university gyms and corporate workplaces to the flood of spectacular climbing imagery in advertising, cinema, and social media. Climbing has become the theater for imagining limits—of the human body and of the planet— and the nature of desire, motivation, and #goals. Covering the degradation of Everest, the banning of climbing on Australia's Uluru, UNESCO's decision to name alpinism an Intangible Cultural Heritage, the sudden death of Ueli Steck, and the commercial and critical success of Free Solo, Mountains and Desire chases after what remains of this pursuit – marred by its colonial history, coopted by nationalistic chauvinism, ableism, and the capitalist compulsion to unlimited growth – for both climbers and their fans. _______________________________________________   Produced by Maddie Gobbo, Lance Morgan, & Michael Kowaleski. Theme: "I Love All My Friends," an unreleased demo by Fragile Gang. Visit https://www.skylightbooks.com/event for future offerings from the Skylight Books Events team.

Monocle 24: Monocle on Design
Leica, Nike and Zanat

Monocle 24: Monocle on Design

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 30:00


We speak to world-renowned German camera brand Leica about its move into the mobile phone market. Plus: we hear about Nike's sports uniform design process and get to know a Bosnian furniture brand recognised by Unesco.

Imagine This Podcast
Building the Milwaukee Black Theater Festival w/ Malkia Stampley-Johnson

Imagine This Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 65:13


Our guest this week is Malkia Stampley-Johnson is an actor, director, arts facilitator and consultant and emerging producer who – among many incredible credits – is the Artistic Director of the Milwaukee Black Theater Festival, which just wrapped up its second year.  In the intro, Lindsay, Mac, and David discuss the big news that Mayor Barrett is being recommended for appointment as the Ambassador of Luxembourg – meaning we've gotta brush up on our Luxembourg arts and culture knowledge.  Malkia joins the pod at 14:30. The impact of TV, theater, and family music-making early in life (15:40), growing up in Milwaukee and beginning her theater career here (21:40), what it means to be centered in Milwaukee (28:05), how Milwaukee Black Theater Festival was built (29:40), how the second year unfolded (35:55), how the festival honors leaders and celebrates young talent (38:35), “Pretty Fire”'s lead Camara Stampley (41:55), change needed to build a more equitable arts and culture community (45:40), turn as Czar of Arts and Culture (56:50).GUEST BIO:  Follow http://graytalentgroup.com/talent/malkia-stampley/ (Malkia Stampley): @MalkiaStampley on Facebook and Insta  E304 Ephemera:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luxembourg#Culture (Luxembourg Culture)  https://diplopundit.net/2020/05/08/statedept-discovers-virtual-onboarding-oaths-of-office-training-classes-will-now-continue/ (Onboarding innovations at the State Department)  https://www.visitluxembourg.com/en/what-to-do/arts-culture/unesco (UNESCO (United Nations Education Scientific Culture Organization) World Heritage Sites in Luxembourg)  “https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZzAxAzcGzM (Raisin in the Sun” (1989), American Playhouse (dir. Bill Duke))  “https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9810248/ (61st Street” (2022))  Support this podcast

Imagine This Podcast
Building the Milwaukee Black Theater Festival w/ Malkia Stampley-Johnson

Imagine This Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 65:13


Our guest this week is Malkia Stampley-Johnson is an actor, director, arts facilitator and consultant and emerging producer who – among many incredible credits – is the Artistic Director of the Milwaukee Black Theater Festival, which just wrapped up its second year.  In the intro, Lindsay, Mac, and David discuss the big news that Mayor Barrett is being recommended for appointment as the Ambassador of Luxembourg – meaning we've gotta brush up on our Luxembourg arts and culture knowledge.  Malkia joins the pod at 14:30. The impact of TV, theater, and family music-making early in life (15:40), growing up in Milwaukee and beginning her theater career here (21:40), what it means to be centered in Milwaukee (28:05), how Milwaukee Black Theater Festival was built (29:40), how the second year unfolded (35:55), how the festival honors leaders and celebrates young talent (38:35), “Pretty Fire”'s lead Camara Stampley (41:55), change needed to build a more equitable arts and culture community (45:40), turn as Czar of Arts and Culture (56:50).GUEST BIO:  Follow http://graytalentgroup.com/talent/malkia-stampley/ (Malkia Stampley): @MalkiaStampley on Facebook and Insta  E304 Ephemera:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luxembourg#Culture (Luxembourg Culture)  https://diplopundit.net/2020/05/08/statedept-discovers-virtual-onboarding-oaths-of-office-training-classes-will-now-continue/ (Onboarding innovations at the State Department)  https://www.visitluxembourg.com/en/what-to-do/arts-culture/unesco (UNESCO (United Nations Education Scientific Culture Organization) World Heritage Sites in Luxembourg)  “https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZzAxAzcGzM (Raisin in the Sun” (1989), American Playhouse (dir. Bill Duke))  “https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9810248/ (61st Street” (2022))  Support this podcast

FreshEd
FreshEd #154 Climate Change and Education Policy (Marcia McKenzie)

FreshEd

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2021 36:00


Next week we will air another episode of Flux, our series where graduate students turn their research interests into narrative-based podcasts. In fact, it'll be the last episode of Flux for the year before we launch the application period for the next round of fellows. Next week's episode will be about environmental education in Brazil. Environmental education is different from education for sustainable development, the common phrasing used by UNESCO and others today. So, in preparation for the Flux episode, I'm going to replay an interview about education for sustainable development. It'll be good background for next week's episode. -- Climate change and its effects aren't some future possibilities waiting to happen unless we take action today. No. The effect of climate change is already occurring. Today. Right now. Around the world, people have been displaced, fell ill, or died because of the globe's changing climate. These effects are uneven: Some countries and classes of people are more affected by global warming than others. Still, the United Nations estimates that catastrophic consequences from climate change are only a decade away. That's the year 2029. [Editor's note: The IPCC report is from 2018 and gave a 12-year prediction, so it should read 2030, not 2029.] What is the role of education policy in an era of detrimental climate change? My guest today is Marcia McKenzie, a professor in the Department of Educational Foundations at the University of Saskatchewan and director of the Sustainability Education Research Institute. She recently has been awarded a grant to research UN policy programs in relation to climate change education and in June will release a report for the United Nations that reviews country progress on climate change education and education for sustainable development. In our conversation, we talk about what countries are doing or not doing in terms of education and sustainability, and we reflect on some of the existential questions that climate change brings to the fore. https://freshedpodcast.com/mckenzie/ -- Get in touch! Twitter: @FreshEdpodcast Facebook: FreshEd Email: info@freshedpodcast.com Support FreshEd: www.freshedpodcast.com/donate

Way of Champions Podcast
#234 Dr. Richard Bailey: How to Turn Coaching into a True Profession (Replay)

Way of Champions Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2021 72:23


Is the way we coach based upon the latest science, research, and best practices of how children learn? Or is it based upon how we were coached growing up? In this fantastic interview, Dr. Richard Bailey (@DrDickB), Head of Research at ICSSPE, separates fact from fiction and discusses some of the common mistakes that he sees coaches of all levels making around the world. He sheds light on what is missing in the coaching profession and the prevailing myths that cause us to approach athletic coaching in the wrong way. He talks about the need for coaching to rely on real science more than it currently does, the fallacy of coach training at the macro level, and what it would take to become a more professional field. He also digs into his research about the dangers of overpraised athletes and the big difference between leaning and training. Hint: it is not about drilling skills, it is about presenting problems. Tune in to hear this smart, humorous, and hard hitting conversation with one of sport's foremost experts. Bio Richard Bailey, the Head of Research at the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education, is a former teacher in Primary and Secondary Schools, teacher trainer, coach and coach educator. He has been a full Professor at Canterbury, Roehampton, Birmingham and Liverpool in the UK and has directed studies that have influenced policy and practice both nationally and internationally. In addition to his position as Writer in Residence at the ICSSPE Executive Office he is an author and blogger. Richard has undertaken funded research in every continent of the world. He has worked with UNESCO as Expert Adviser for Physical Education, the World Health Organization, the European Union, and many similar agencies. He has carried out research on behalf of the English and Scottish governments, numerous educational and sports agencies. He was a contributing consultant for both Nike-led Designed to Move and Active Kids Do Better initiatives, and has directed numerous scientific reviews, including the most comprehensive review ever published on the benefits of physical education and sport (BERA, 2007‐2008), the UK's independent review of player development in sport (sportscoach, 2008‐2009), and the IOC-funded study of the contribution made by Sport in Education (IOC, 2004). This episode is sponsored by GoodSport! GoodSport™ is a natural sports drink that delivers superior hydration backed by science with a delicious thirst-quenching taste. And what's really cool about it, is that it's made from milk. It turns out, milk is packed with electrolytes and has been shown to hydrate better than traditional sports drinks and water. GoodSport ultrafilters milk to remove its protein and harness its electrolytes, carbs and vitamins to provide superior hydration in a clear and refreshing beverage. GoodSport™ has three times the electrolytes than traditional sports drinks with 33 percent less sugar. GoodSport™ is lactose free and provides a good source of calcium and an excellent source of B vitamins. I really enjoy GoodSport™ but what gets me most excited is the brand's commitment to fostering a positive sports culture aimed at getting and keeping more people in the game.  GoodSport™ supports athletes with naturally powerful hydration and celebrates the natural good that comes from sports. GoodSport™ – Grab the Good.  Check it out at goodsport.com. This week's podcast is also brought to you by our friends at Sports Refund. Many of you probably buy trip insurance, every winter I buy ski pass insurance, to make sure that if I get injured I can get my money back on that expensive investment. Well, many of us spend thousands of dollars on our kids sports club fees, but what if they get hurt? In many cases you cannot get your money back, but now with Sports Refund you can. And it's not just for long term broken bones or torn ligaments. It is only a 14 day waiting period, so you even get a refund if you roll that ankle or pull a hammy! For just pennies on the dollar, you can make sure that if your child gets sick or injured and misses a month or more you can get your money back, or your club can get paid. It's a great product, just go to www.sportsrefund.com/game and get your free quote, and if it sounds good you can either get your club to sign up, or you can purchase on your own.  Become a Podcast Champion! This weeks podcast is also sponsored by our Patreon Podcast Champions. Help Support the Podcast and get FREE access to our most popular online courses, a $300 value. If you love the podcast, we would love for you to become a Podcast Champion, (https://www.patreon.com/wayofchampions) for as little as a cup of coffee per month (OK, its a Venti Mocha), to help us up the ante and provide even better interviews, better sound, and an overall enhanced experience. Plus, as a $10 per month Podcast Super-Champion, you will have access to never before released and bonus material, including: Downloadable transcripts of our best podcasts, so you don't have to crash your car trying to take notes! A code to get free access to our online course called “Coaching Mastery,” usually a $97 course, plus four other courses worth over $100, all yours for free for becoming a patron. Other special bonus opportunities that come up time to time Access to an online community of coaches like you who are dedicated listeners of the podcast, and will be able to answer your questions and share their coaching experiences. 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The Archaeology Podcast Network Feed
Climate & Conflict: Code Red for Archaeology? (IPCC & Lalibela Churches Seized) - WB 13th Aug 2021

The Archaeology Podcast Network Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2021 35:29


Welcome to Watching Brief. As the name implies, each week Marc (Mr Soup) & Andy Brockman of the Pipeline (Where history is tomorrow's news) cast an eye over news stories, topical media and entertainment and discuss and debate what they find. *** 0:00 Introduction 08:26 Heritage Sector & Climate Change 21:49 Stonehenge Plans Continue *** Link of the Week: IPCC Report Summary https://tinyurl.com/2n9w7h3a *** Links: AR6 Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis: https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar6/wg1/ IPCC Report: Summary for Policymakers: https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar6/wg1/downloads/report/IPCC_AR6_WGI_SPM.pdf Climate change: IPCC report is 'code red for humanity': https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-58130705.amp Climate crisis: Human-caused damage could be irreversible for centuries - UN report: https://www.lbc.co.uk/news/climate-change-crisis-landmark-united-nations-report-deliver-starkest-warning/ Joe Giddings: Practical things to do as an architect in response to IPCC Report: https://twitter.com/JoeGiddings4/status/1425067282892476422 2,500-Year-Old Ancient Olive Tree Burned Down in Evia Fires in Greece: https://greekreporter.com/2021/08/08/evia-fire-greece-ancient-olive-tree-burned/ UNESCO seriously concerned about the protection of World Heritage site of the Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela (Ethiopia): https://en.unesco.org/news/unesco-seriously-concerned-about-protection-world-heritage-site-rock-hewn-churches-lalibela Lalibela: Ethiopia's Tigray rebels take Unesco world heritage town: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-58101912 Is Ethiopia's Lalibela known as the "Second Jerusalem" in danger? https://www.africanews.com/2021/07/21/is-ethiopia-s-lalibela-known-as-the-second-jerusalem-in-danger/ Centuries-Old Rock-Hewn Churches in Ethiopia Threatened by Warfare: https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/rock-hewn-churches-ethiopia-tigray-conflict-1234601045/ Tigrayan fighters reportedly seize control of UN World Heritage Site in Ethiopia: https://edition.cnn.com/2021/08/06/africa/ethiopia-lalibela-tigray-forces-intl-afr/index.html Ethiopia: Troops and militia rape, abduct women and girls in Tigray conflict – new report: https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/08/ethiopia-troops-and-militia-rape-abduct-women-and-girls-in-tigray-conflict-new-report/ Ethiopia's Tigray war: The short, medium and long story: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-54964378    

Top-Thema mit Vokabeln | Deutsch lernen | Deutsche Welle
Nur wenige Welterbestätten in Afrika

Top-Thema mit Vokabeln | Deutsch lernen | Deutsche Welle

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 3:06


Knapp 100 Welterbestätten der UNESCO gibt es auf dem gesamten afrikanischen Kontinent. Zum Vergleich: Allein Deutschland hat 51. Für die ungleiche Verteilung gibt es verschiedene Gründe.

Ouch: Disability Talk
‘A love letter to people with disabilities'

Ouch: Disability Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 25:15


With just days to go before the Tokyo Paralympics, an international campaign called WeThe15 has been launched to improve the lives of the 1.2bn disabled people around the world. Meet South African Eddie Ndopu. He is an internationally acclaimed writer, or “mover and shaker”, who also works for the United Nations. Eddie, disabled himself, gives us the lowdown of WeThe15 on this podcast. You'll love him. He also hopes to become the first disabled person in space. While he might have signed several NDAs on these “imminent” plans, Eddie couldn't help but spill some of the secrets to BBC Ouch. According to the World Health Organisation, 15% of the world's population is disabled, hence WeThe15. Spearheaded by the International Paralympic Committee and International Disability Alliance, the project has brought together organisations from Unesco to The Valuable 500 big businesses for the first time. Presented by Beth Rose and Emma Tracey.

The Science Hour
Methane - a climate solution?

The Science Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2021 67:48


The latest IPCC assessment raised alarm about the rate at which manmade emissions are contributing to climate change. Much of the focus for action is on reducing levels of carbon dioxide, however there is a more potent greenhouse gas, methane, produced by natural and industrial processes which, as Roland Pease tells Drew Shindell of Duke University and lead author on the Global Methane Assessment, is relatively easy to target for reduction. Gut microbes and behaviour Roland speaks to neuroscientist John Cryan of University College, Cork in Ireland who is interested in the effects our gut microbes can have on our behaviour. It's an unusual connection and one which he's been experimenting on in mice. By feeding the faeces of younger mice to older ones he has found that the older ones' took on some of the younger ones' behaviour. Ball lightning Ball lightning is the stuff of legend and the supernatural. And yet there are many reported sightings of this phenomenon. Texas State University's Karl Stephan explains to Roland that he is keen to uncover the science behind these observations. He's running a crowd sourcing project encouraging people to contribute video recordings of any ball lightening events they might observe. Chile mummies And Chile is home to the oldest known mummies in the World. UNESCO world heritage status has been given to a collection of around 300 mummies from Chile's northern deserts. The mummies of babies, children and adults are thought to have been created in response to arsenic poisoning in the region around 7,000 years ago. How can smart tech tackle climate change? Humans are responsible for emitting over 40 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every year – and we all know that we need to reduce that figure to prevent devastating climate change. Listener Saugat wonders whether smart technology and artificial intelligence can help us do this more quickly? Green energy will go a long way to tackling the problem, but integrating wind and solar into our current electricity grid is complicated. Marnie Chesterton hears how AI is being used at a wind farm on the island of Orkney to predict periods of high winds, so that excess energy can be turned into hydrogen and stored, then converted back to electricity when there's greater demand. Digital mirrors are also playing a major role in optimising performance, and scientists say cloud-based “twins” of physical assets like turbines can improve yield by up to 20%, allowing engineers to identify problems via computer without ever having to be on site. Marnie visits an intelligent building in London's financial district where sensors control everything from air-conditioning to lighting, and machine learning means the building knows which staff will be on which floor at any given time, switching off lifts that are not in use and adjusting ventilation to save on power. Its designer says incorporating this kind of digital technology will help companies achieve net zero more quickly. And in India, more than half the population are involved in agriculture, but the sector is plagued by inefficiency and waste. Tech start-ups have realised there's potential for growth, and are using drones to monitor crop production and spraying, giving farmers apps which help them decide when and where to fertilise their fields. Image: Livestock farm in Brazil Credit: Photo by Igor Do Vale/NurPhoto via Getty Images Presenters: Roland Pease and Marnie Chesterton Producers: Julian Siddle and Marijke Peters

Science in Action
Methane - a climate solution?

Science in Action

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 28:51


The latest IPCC assessment raised alarm about the rate at which manmade emissions are contributing to climate change. Much of the focus for action is on reducing levels of carbon dioxide, however there is a more potent greenhouse gas, methane, produced by natural and industrial processes which, says Drew Shindell of Duke University and lead author on the Global Methane Assessment, is relatively easy to target for reduction. Neuroscientist John Cryan of University College, Cork in Ireland is interested in the effects our gut microbes can have on our behaviour. It's an unusual connection and one which he's been experimenting on in mice. By feeding the faeces of younger mice to older ones he has found that the older ones' took on some of the younger ones' behaviour. Ball lightning is the stuff of legend and the supernatural. And yet there are many reported sightings of this phenomenon. Texas State University's Karl Stephan is keen to uncover the science behind these observations. He's running a crowd sourcing project encouraging people to contribute video recordings of any ball lightening events they might observe. And Chile is home to the oldest known mummies in the World. UNESCO world heritage status has been given to a collection of around 300 mummies from Chile's northern deserts. The mummies of babies, children and adults are thought to have been created in response to arsenic poisoning in the region around 7,000 years ago. Image: Livestock farm in Brazil Credit: Photo by Igor Do Vale/NurPhoto via Getty Images Presenter: Roland Pease Producer: Julian Siddle

The Economist Morning Briefing
The Economist Morning Briefing, August 6th, 2021

The Economist Morning Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 3:11


IPhones to hunt child-porn and Tigrayans seize UNESCO site  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Busy Mom
Where Did We Go Wrong in Education? with Alex Newman

The Busy Mom

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 29:36


UNESCO. The “Humanist Manifesto” and the “Great Reset” have been part of an incredible plan to undermine parents and patriots through education. Today, author and speaker Alex Newman will discuss where we went wrong and what can be done to save the next generation from the spiritual and emotional poison that's in our schools today. **Go to HeidiStJohn.com/Podcasts for links and more** --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/support