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Dad to Dad  Podcast
Dad to Dad 237 - Matt Bando of Downers Grove, IL is a Father of Son Who is a Spastic Quadriplegic With Cerebral Palsy

Dad to Dad Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 40:08


Our guest this week is Matt Bando, owner of Prodigy Printing and Promotions in Downers Grove, IL.Matt and his wife, Saba, have been married for 27 years and are the proud parents of Zain (23) who is a spastic quadriplegic with Cerebral Palsy. Zain is a graduate of University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and is masters degree student at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and has participated in the Diveheart.org adaptive scuba diving program.Matt is also part of the SFN Mastermind Group that meets weekly on Tuesday nights.We'll hear Matt's story and more on this Special Fathers Network Dad to Dad Podcast.WGN TV Video (2.24.18) - https://www.zainbando.org/testimonials/Email – mattbando@comcast.netLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-bando-9922499/Diveheart - https://www.diveheart.org Phone – (630) 362-1151Special Fathers Network - SFN is a dad to dad mentoring program for fathers raising children with special needs. Many of the 500+ SFN Mentor Fathers, who are raising kids with special needs, have said: "I wish there was something like this when we first received our child's diagnosis. I felt so isolated. There was no one within my family, at work, at church or within my friend group who understood or could relate to what I was going through."SFN Mentor Fathers share their experiences with younger dads closer to the beginning of their journey raising a child with the same or similar special needs. The SFN Mentor Fathers do NOT offer legal or medical advice, that is what lawyers and doctors do. They simply share their experiences and how they have made the most of challenging situations. Special Fathers Network: https://21stcenturydads.org/ab...Check out the 21CD YouTube Channel with dozens of videos on topics relevant to dads raising children with special needs - https://www.youtube.com/channe... Please support the SFN. Click here to donate: https://21stcenturydads.org/do...

Boundless Body Radio
Food Science with Dr. Stephan van Vliet! 401

Boundless Body Radio

Play Episode Play 31 sec Highlight Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 87:33


Dr. Stephan van Vliet earned his PhD in Kinesiology and Community Health from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and received post-doctoral training at the Center for Human Nutrition in the Washington University at the St. Louis School of Medicine. As a former member of the Duke Molecular Physiology Institute within the Duke University School of Medicine, his work focused (and still does) on the effects of primary compounds- such as protein, carbohydrates, fats, and vitamins and minerals- and secondary compounds- such as phytochemicals, polyphenols and antioxidants- and the molecular mechanisms by which they impact human metabolism. His work often also involves physical activity interventions and utilizes an integrative approach to improve human health. Dr. van Vliet performs clinical and translational studies to evaluate the effects of whole food ingestion and physical activity interventions on body composition, physical function, inflammation, and intracellular signaling pathways involved in regulating muscle mass with advancing age. He is currently an assistant professor at Utah State University, where we got to record this live conversation!Find Dr. Stephan van Vliet at-TW- @vanvlietphdhttps://stephanvanvliet.com/Find Boundless Body at- myboundlessbody.com Book a session with us here! Check out our new Patreon page!

The Homeschool Advantage Podcast
Financial Literacy Should Be The Norm, Not A Privilege with Isabel de la Cruz CEO and Founder of Upward Bound Tutor

The Homeschool Advantage Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 26:30


Health is here!  Nutrilite Adult Vitamins  Nutrilite Kids Vitamin Gummies   Nutrilite Balanced Probiotics   Nutrilite Kids Complete Immunity Fast-Melt Powder  Intro  Isabel started her tutoring journey in 2008 as an Upward Bound tutor, teaching Science and Math to teenagers from 10th to 12th grade. She began tutoring full time in 2014, and has had the privilege to tutor students from 8 years old to 40+ years old in Math, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Programming and Spanish.   Isabel is from San Juan, Puerto Rico and graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2012 with a degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology. Isabel also attended the University of Puerto Rico at Humacao where she studied Computational Mathematics for 3 years and has a strong background in Computer Programming and Math. But Isabels first love was acting she can be seen in many film and TV shows, which is why she is an online tutor she loves the sciences and wants the freedom to be there for my students, no matter where she is.   Top three takeaways  Financial Literacy should be the norm, not a privilege.   It is never too late to talk to your kids about finances.   You don't need to share personal details or figures, but any time the opportunity presents itself for it any moment can become a financial teaching moment! Even simple things like explaining the difference between a debit card a credit card, what is credit, what is check, etc.     Call to Action  Isabel Explains Website     What is Next!  Thank you for supporting this show by listening and sharing with friends! If you like this podcast please rate and write a review of how this show has impacted or helped you!   Great ratings will accelerate the show's visibility to the nation so others can learn more about homeschool and find quality curriculum and the potentially join the homeschool community thus change the face of education forever!!   Who would have thought that we could change the education world with a click and a share!  Also if you would like to hear more about any specific educational topic please email me at realedtalk@gmail.com I would love to support your families educational needs in all areas!!   Bex Buzzie  The Homeschool Advantage Podcast        

Design Thinking 101
Learning to See and Respond to Racialized Design with Lisa Elzey Mercer — DT101 E105

Design Thinking 101

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 48:11


Lisa Elzey Mercer is a designer, educator, and researcher. Her interests are in developing and executing design interventions focused on the topics of human trafficking, incarceration, race, and racism. She's an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design and Design for Responsible Innovation at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. We talk about learning to see, and responding to, racialized design.  Listen to learn about: Ethics in design Impact over intent Racism Untaught The elements of racism Racialized design Our Guest Lisa Elzey Mercer (she/her/hers) is a designer, educator, and researcher. Her interests are in developing and executing design interventions that fuel and sustain responsible design for social impact. The developed frameworks and tools are intended to create a space for conversation and knowledge exchange where participants can collaborate in creating new ideas and solutions. This type of methodology is evidenced in her current projects focused on the topics of human trafficking, incarceration, race, and racism. She is an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design and Design for Responsible Innovation in the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Show Highlights [01:25] How Lisa's aptitude for designing presentations led her from biomedical engineering into design. [03:38] Some surprises Lisa has encountered during her design journey. [04:03] Finding ways to navigate the often male-dominated design spaces. [04:40] Enjoying the freedom to explore new methods and pathways in graduate school. [05:48] Lisa answers the question, “What is it you do?” [06:03] Two exercises Lisa uses to get students thinking about ethics in design. [08:54] Helping corporations integrate ethics and collaboration with their customers into their thinking. [10:54] The evolution of the Racism Untaught framework and tools. [13:24] The activity every Racism Untaught workshop starts with. [14:49] Starting with context instead of empathy. [15:15] Lisa talks through an example of how the workshop uses prompts and examples to help participants learn about the elements of racism. [16:17] How the elements of racism become a shared language that allows workshop participants to have a real conversation about racism. [19:32] What is racialized design? [20:09] One example of racialized design in urban architecture from the 1920s–1960s. [20:53] Tearing down a highway system that divided a Black community in Detroit. [22:58] Once you understand racialized design and how it works, you will see it everywhere. [23:25] Racialized design is very much still happening now. [25:47] Lisa explains Racism Untaught framework's “levels of oppression.” [29:31] Another example of racialized design from public restrooms. [30:08] One important reason the DT 101 podcast exists. [31:29] One of the reasons Lisa and Terresa started Racism Untaught. [32:49] How the University of Illinois is teaching students about diversity, equity, and inclusion. [34:59] Turning criticism into a generative force. [38:25] Lisa talks about the book she and Terresa Moses just finished writing. [43:29] Next steps for leaders who want to bring Racism Untaught to their organizations. [47:01] Lisa thanks other designers who are also doing work around racialized design.   Links Lisa on LinkedIn Lisa on Instagram Lisa on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign website Lisa's website Racism Untaught: An Interview with Terresa Moses and Lisa Mercer Racism Untaught Lesley-Ann Noel Terresa Moses Creative Reaction Lab Design Justice Network Other Design Thinking 101 Episodes You Might Like Design Joy + Design Education + Design Justice with Jennifer Rittner — DT101 E84 Critical and Emancipatory Design Thinking with Lesley-Ann Noel — DT101 E57 Design for Good + Gut Checks + Seeing Power with George Aye — DT101 E50

Sun & Moon Sober Living Podcast
#41: Marijuana & Vaping Addiction with Dr. Aaron Weiner, Ph.D, Psychologist and Addiction Specialist

Sun & Moon Sober Living Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 59:55


In this episode:Defining addictionThe root of addictive behaviorMarijuana addictionLatest research on cannabis Vaping addictionHow to speak to a loved one in active addictionHow to know if you're addictedCore pillars of a successful recovery programAaron Weiner, PhD, ABPP is a board-certified Psychologist and addiction specialist, and speaks nationally on the topics of addiction, behavioral health, and the impact of drug policy on public health.   He earned his doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and completed his fellowship in Addiction Psychology at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System.  His perspective is informed by years of experience growing and directing addiction service lines for hospitals and healthcare systems, the current state of medical and psychological research, and his own observations in private practice.  Dr. Weiner is the President of the Society of Addiction Psychology, a member of the Physician Speakers Bureau for the National Safety Council, and on the Science Advisory Board for Smart Approaches to Marijuana.__For free resources, group and 1:1 coaching to support your sober journey, visit sunandmoonsoberliving.com and follow @sunandmoon.soberliving on Instagram.Disclaimer: The content of this podcast is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. 

Scholarly Communication
Write it Down: Writing as a Step Toward Better Research

Scholarly Communication

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2023 80:07


Listen to this interview of Gang Wang, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We talk about using writing to research better. Gang Wang : "I personally view writing as a very useful process to polish my own thinking. For example, when my group are on a project, until we actually put things in writing, we won't find little flaws in the design, or jumped steps in the argumentation, or missing experiments in the study. But when we put things in writing, this shows us very quickly what we've left out." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

New Books in Science
Write it Down: Writing as a Step Toward Better Research

New Books in Science

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2023 80:07


Listen to this interview of Gang Wang, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We talk about using the writing to research better. Gang Wang : "I personally view writing as a very useful process to polish my own thinking. For example, when my group are on a project, until we actually put things in writing, we won't find little flaws in the design, or jumped steps in the argumentation, or missing experiments in the study. But when we put things in writing, this shows us very quickly what we've left out." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/science

Lexman Artificial
David Fravor on the Nephograph In this episode, Lexman welcomes David Fravor, a composer, sound artist and professor of

Lexman Artificial

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2023 3:25


In this episode, Lexman welcomes David Fravor, a composer, sound artist and professor of ethnomusicology and musicology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. They discuss the nephograph, a musical composition created in 1735 by Englishman Nicholas Fyke.

WPGU News
January 5, 2023

WPGU News

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 3:01


Illinois lawmakers look to ban assault weapons, new candidates run to replace the late Scott Bennet's Illinois Senate seat, and Champaign county's naming contest crowns the twin cities as “Urbana-Champaign.”Hosted by Husna HussainiStories by Elissa Eaton, Daniel Villarreal, and Josie AlamedaMusic by Boxout

The UIUC Talkshow
#28 - Adrienne Antonson: A Journey Through Science, Art, and the Education System

The UIUC Talkshow

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 105:47


Adrienne Antonson is a Neuroscience and Animal Sciences professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she uses translational animal models to study the connections between inflammation, neurodevelopment, behavioral abnormalities, and mental health disorders. In this episode of the UIUC Talkshow, Dr. Antonson shares her experience of balancing her passions for art and science and the importance of breaking out of the traditional system to find one's own path. She also discusses the challenges and inefficiencies within the academic system, particularly for early career faculty and graduate students. We also discuss the flaws in the education system and the societal pressure on individuals to fit into specific career paths. Despite these challenges, Dr. Antonson remains committed to pushing the forefront of science and finding ways to improve the system for future generations. In a surprising twist, Dr. Antonson reveals her love for fine arts and her decision to study abroad in Milan, Italy, before ultimately returning to her scientific pursuits. The conversation concludes with Dr. Antonson sharing her thoughts on the modern learner, the consequences of inflammation in fetal neurodevelopment, and advice for young people looking to make a difference in the world. The episode was great because it was honest. We understood and learned about the many things that make Dr. Antonson a great professor besides her academics. We realized that we are all learning together and that no one is perfect. It's okay not to know what you want to do at an age most people associate with "success" and "growth"—taking your time to get to where you want to can be equally, if not more, rewarding. We shouldn't be afraid to try new things. Instead, we should take it as an opportunity to learn more about ourselves and the world around us. If you can persevere, you can get anywhere you want to. Remember to have fun along the way! This is The UIUC Talkshow, and this episode is one of Aaryaman Patel's favorites. EPISODE LINKS: Adrienne Antonson's Twitter: https://twitter.com/amantonsonphd Adrienne Antonson's LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/adrienne-m-antonson-phd-07aa3339 Adrienne Antonson's Lab Website: https://publish.illinois.edu/antonsonlab/ Adrienne Antonson's UIUC Website: https://neuroscience.illinois.edu/profile/aantnsn2 OUTLINE: 0:00 - Introduction 00:34 - Being an effective presenter 06:30 - Gaining mastery over a subject 08:43 - Humanistic lens of a professor 10:04 - Running a "small company" as a neuroimmunologist 12:46 - Being interdisciplinary as a scientist 14:36 - What led you to do what you're doing right now?/ How to choose the right path for you 20:50 - Partner in Crime! 22:32 - The power of relationships 26:31 - Want to learn more about yourself? Have an open mind/ Finding meaning in Animal Behavior and Welfare 30:46 - How do you know when something is right for you?/ Finding a balance in life 34:17 - Societal pressure 36:09 - Pushing the forefront of science/ What keeps you going? 38:44 - Dr. Antonson's Twin Sister! 42:58 - Life's a marathon, not a sprint 44:46 - Breaking out of the system/ Inefficiencies within the system 50:16- Fixing the system 57:40 - Are our institutions fixable? 01:01:56- The modern learner/student 1:04:09 - The consequence of inflammation in fetal neurodevelopment 1:16:00 - Inflammation & Modern Diseases 1:28:40 - Advice for young people

Brand the Interpreter
The Messy Side of Interpreting with Razan Roumany

Brand the Interpreter

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 56:15


Razan Roumany is a medical interpreter who is also trained in remote simultaneous interpretation. Although she specializes in medical interpretation, she has also interpreted for lawyers, teachers, social workers, and even a psychologist in a correctional facility. Having grown up as an Arab-American and hearing her family speak in both French and Arabic is what sparked her passion for interpretation and language learning.  She attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she obtained a masters degree in Translation and Interpretation studies. Razan also obtained a bachelor's degree in Spanish and Pre Med (Pre-physician assistant) from Southeast Missouri State University.   She currently works as a Freelance Spanish and Arabic interpreter and a Spanish translator. Her ultimate goal is to work as an Arabic to Spanish simultaneous interpreter.Tune in! Only on the podcast that brings you your stories about our profession. Brand the Interpreter!-----------------------------Connect with Razan RoumanyWebsiteInstagram Thanks for tuning in, till next time!

The Brian Lehrer Show
Christmas 'Trees Special': A Year of #BLTrees, Part 1

The Brian Lehrer Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 108:59


For this Holiday Weekend, hear the year of the #BLTrees series in two days.  Today, November 2021's kick-off through the May check-in.  Listeners were invited to pick a tree and follow it through the year as we checked in every month with Marielle Anzelone, botanist and founder of NYC Wildflower Week (.org), who proposed the series, and a different guest each month: November:  Chris Martine, professor of Plant Genetics and Research at Bucknell University, YouTube host of "Plants are Cool Too!", and the co-author of Trees of New Jersey and the Mid-Atlantic States, who explains what defines a tree. December: Regina Alvarez, assistant professor of biology at Dominican College and former director of Urban Horticulture and Woodland Management at the Central Park Conservancy, who explains what's happening with the trees in winter. January: Ming Kuo, psychologist and associate professor of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences and the director of The Landscape and Human Health Laboratory at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, who talks about how trees have been shown to contribute to human health and well-being. February: Myla Aronson, professor in the Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources department at Rutgers University, director of the Hutcheson Memorial Forest, one of the last remaining old growth forests in New Jersey, and co-director of Urban Biodiversity Research Coordination Network (UrBioNet), explains what makes a "forest" beyond a group of trees. March: Georgia Silvera Seamans, director of the Washington Square Park Eco Projects, founder of Local Nature Lab and a member of the #BlackBotanistsWeek organizing committee, explains what's happening with trees in spring. April: Jennifer Greenfeld, New York City Parks assistant commissioner for forestry, horticulture, and natural resources, talks about the care of street trees. May: Desiree Narango, a conservation scientist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst working in collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service, talks about the relationship of birds and trees, at the height of the spring migration.   NOTE: These interviews were lightly edited for time and clarity; the original web versions are available through the #BLTrees series page.    

Radiolab
Null and Void

Radiolab

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 60:32 Very Popular


This episode, first aired in 2017, has Reporter Tracie Hunte and Editor Soren Wheeler exploring a hidden power in the U.S. Court System that is either the cornerstone of our democracy or a trapdoor to anarchy. Should a juror be able to ignore the law? From a Quaker prayer meeting in the streets of London to riots in the streets of Los Angeles, we trace the history of a quiet act of rebellion and struggle with how much power “We the People” should really have.Special thanks to Darryl K. Brown, professor of law at the University of Virginia, Andrew Leipold, professor of law at the University of Illinois, at Urbana-Champaign, Nancy King, professor of law at Vanderbilt University, Buzz Scherr law professor at University of New Hampshire, Eric Verlo and attorneys David Lane, Mark Sisto, David Kallman and Paul Grant. Episode Credits:Reported by Tracie HunteProduced by Matt Kielty Citations:Media: You can hear the whole On the Media series, The Divided Dial, and many of their other great work by following this link(https://zpr.io/hbkfxQDKdHz8).  Our newsletter comes out every Wednesday. It includes short essays, recommendations, and details about other ways to interact with the show. Sign up (https://radiolab.org/newsletter)! Radiolab is supported by listeners like you. Support Radiolab by becoming a member of The Lab (https://members.radiolab.org/) today. Follow our show on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @radiolab, and share your thoughts with us by emailing radiolab@wnyc.org Leadership support for Radiolab's science programming is provided by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Science Sandbox, a Simons Foundation Initiative, and the John Templeton Foundation. Foundational support for Radiolab was provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.  

The Story Collider
Flora: Stories from the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

The Story Collider

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 33:03


Without plants, we wouldn't have air to breathe, and we also wouldn't have these great stories inspired by the leafy green vegetation. This week's episode, produced in partnership with The Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, features two stories from scientists of the cutting-edge research institute at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign who had plants impact their life and science. Part 1: While everyone around Anthony Digrado is impressed with his plant PhD research, he isn't sure if he actually knows what he's doing. Part 2: Scientist Jessica Brinkworth turns to gardening in the midst of a burnout. Anthony Digrado got his Ph.D. in Belgium where he studied the impact of the environment (such as high temperature and dry spells) on the vegetation in a grassland. He now works as a postdoc at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Jessica Brinkworth is an assistant professor and evolutionary immunologist in the Department of Anthropology. She directs the Evolutionary Immunology and Genomics laboratory at UIUC. Her research program revolves around a basic question “why do we get sick?” Her work demonstrates profound differences between humans and closely related primates often used as medical models in power and specificity of immune responses to severe infections, and as well as how chronic social stress alters immune function. Since the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 her lab has worked with Illinois agricultural workers, focusing on the effects of labour environment on immune function and disease susceptibility. Prior to and during part of her academic career, Brinkworth was a policy analyst in health risk management and later biologic drug regulations for Health Canada. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

RAISE Podcast
137: Dan Peterson, University of Washington

RAISE Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 56:37


Dan Peterson joined the University of Washington in 2016 and recently retired from his position as vice president for development for university advancement and president of the UW Foundation. Dan has served in a number senior leadership roles for four leading public research universities, including as Vice Chancellor/CAO at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Dan's career focused on fostering a best-in-class fully integrated advancement organization, in close partnership with college and unit leaders, with a mission of enhancing the impact of edication throughout the world. His 40-year career in the field includes 21 years at Washington State University, where he served as Campaign Director, the Director of Gift Planning, Associate Athletic Director, Regional Giving Director, and the Director of Athletic Development. Dan's tenure also includes UW Medicine Advancement and Oregon State University Foundation.Dan was raised in Federal Way, WA, is a 1982 graduate of WSU and earned his law degree from Seattle University in 1985. He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association.

The UIUC Talkshow
#27 - Stephen Boppart: Future of Medicine, Surviving Cancer, & Interdisciplinarity

The UIUC Talkshow

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 55:16


Stephen Boppart is a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Boppart is an engineer, medical doctor, researcher, and entrepreneur. In this episode of The UIUC Talkshow, Dr. Stephen Boppart discusses his work in photonics and biophotonics, and the potential for quantum mechanics to play a role in biology. Dr. Boppart also talks about his experience surviving cancer, and how it has influenced his work and perspective. The episode covers a range of topics, including the interdisciplinary nature of science and engineering, the future of medicine, and the importance of decentralization in healthcare. We discussed the importance of future educational systems being problem-based rather than discipline-based. College degrees should help people solve problems they want to solve and tailor the degree to address the problem while building the necessary skillset. Lastly, Dr. Boppart also offers advice to young people interested in pursuing careers in science and engineering. EPISODE LINKS: Stephen Boppartt's UIUC Website: https://ece.illinois.edu/about/directory/faculty/boppart Stephen Bopparts Lab Website: https://biophotonics.illinois.edu/ OUTLINE: 0:00 - Introduction 1:39 - Is Everything an Oscillation? 3:00 - Quantum Biology? 4:11 - Being Interdisciplinary 6:05 - Engineer, Doctor, Entrepreneur, and Scientist 8:20 - Med School after Engineering 12:31 - The Future of Medicine 16:00 - Decentralization 18:34 - Surviving Cancer 25:46 - Medicine that affects millions, and not just one person at a time. 27:49 - Starting Companies 33:05 - Should Professors start Startups? 34:05 - Data 36:40 - Health, Technology, and Society 38:01 - The Future of Colleges 43:21 - Advice to young people

MICROCOLLEGE:  The Thoreau College Podcast
Episode #21: Dr. Ilana Redstone - Thinking Beyond Bigots and Snowflakes, The Mill Institute at UATX

MICROCOLLEGE: The Thoreau College Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 59:16


Ilana Redstone outlines her work and approach towards tackling polarization on college campuses and beyond.Ilana Redstone is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Founding Faculty Fellow at UATX, and the Faculty Director of The Mill Center at UATX. She is the co-author of “Unassailable Ideas: How Unwritten Rules and Social Media Shape Discourse in American Higher Education” and the creator of the “Beyond Bigots and Snowflakes'' video series. She is the founder of Diverse Perspectives Consulting and has a joint Ph.D. in demography and sociology from the University of Pennsylvania.The University of Austin, Texas (UATX): https://www.uaustin.org/The Mill Institute at UATX: https://www.uaustin.org/millDiverse Perspectives Consulting: ​​https://diverseperspectivesconsulting.com/Beyond Bigots and Snowflakes: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDBD1QdLvr8CiEL7-vyWdyB7s9lc7NsrlLearn more about Thoreau College and the microcollege movement at: https://thoreaucollege.org/Driftless Folk School:https://www.driftlessfolkschool.org/

The Great Trials Podcast
GTP CLASSIC: Joseph Preiser, Katrina Taraska & Ian Alexander | Estate of Sabanovic v. City of Chicago | $13.89 million verdict

The Great Trials Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 101:41


This week we're replaying a classic episode where your hosts Steve Lowry and Yvonne Godfrey interview Ian Alexander, Katrina Taraska, and Joseph Preiser of Goldberg & Goldberg (https://www.chicagomedicalmalpracticefirm.com/).   Remember to rate and review GTP in iTunes: Click Here to Rate and Review   Episode Details: Chicago trial lawyers Ian Alexander, Katrina Taraska, and Joseph Preiser of Goldberg & Goldberg share how they successfully represented 25-year-old model Irma Sabanovic's grieving family after Irma drove her car over an unmarked curb and drowned in the Chicago River. In May 2011, Irma drove her Ford Focus to Goose Island to pick up her boyfriend from a late-night performance at a nightclub and got lost on a dead-end street bisected by the Chicago River. Due to the City of Chicago's failure to maintain barriers or provide warnings to motorists --despite knowledge of a similar incident that occurred more than a decade earlier -- Irma unknowingly drove her car over the curb and into the water. After an extensive search, her body was discovered nine days later in her vehicle. At trial, the defense attempted to blame Irma for her own wrongful death, insinuating she was drunk, driving impaired, and not paying attention. In May 2016, a Cook County, Illinois jury awarded Irma's family $13,890,000 in damages, delivering the #6 verdict in Illinois in 2016.  View/Download Trial Documents   Guest Bios: Katrina M. Taraska Originally from the East Coast, Katrina M. Taraska grew up in a family of seven in Peoria, Illinois. Her mother was a language teacher proficient in French, Italian and Spanish who devoted her time to the enrichment of the lives of her students while teaching at area schools. Her father, a dedicated pathologist, was one of the four original founders of the Midwest affiliate of St. Jude Children's Hospital, which provides care to children with childhood diseases. Unique to Ms. Taraska's chosen career in personal injury law, she was the victim of a propane gas explosion, in which a commercial building collapsed on her, her mother, her brother, and a close family friend. The explosion left Taraska with extensive second and third-degree burns early in her life. She was hospitalized for 3 months, during which she underwent skin grafting of her arms, legs, hands, and chest. Incredibly, a year prior to the explosion, Ms. Taraska's father and a reconstructive surgeon opened the only downstate burn unit in Peoria where she was successfully treated despite the severity of her burns. It is this life-changing event that has played a significant role in Ms. Taraska's career of representing the injured. After graduating from law school Ms. Taraska has successfully represented clients and their families in complex litigation. In 1995, Katrina Taraska began practicing law in downstate Illinois where she grew up. In 2000 she became a partner with a Peoria law firm where she enjoyed the privilege of advocating for her clients in their respective claims for personal injuries, medical negligence, worker's compensation, and employment discrimination. She frequently appeared before the Circuit Court of Peoria County, Illinois, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Social Security Administration, the Department of Employment Security, and in the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois. In 2009, Ms. Taraska joined the Chicago law firm of Goldberg & Goldberg, where she continued her professional experience as a Plaintiff's lawyer in tort litigation. As a focus of her practice, she concentrates on representing individuals and their families in catastrophic medical malpractice and wrongful death claims. Her cases have involved spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, complications from surgical procedures, cardiovascular injuries, birth injuries, interventional radiology, infections, negligence in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries involving alleged abuse and neglect, gynecological and obstetric injuries, and products liability cases. Ms. Taraska also represents individuals involved in transportation accidents (railroad grade crossings, motor vehicle accidents, and semi-truck collisions), as well as premises liability claims, and injuries from assault, battery, and false imprisonment. Throughout her career, Ms. Taraska has been active in professional organizations including the Peoria County Bar Association, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the American Inns of Court (Abraham Lincoln Chapter), the National Employment Lawyers Association, and the Chicago Bar Association. She has been a guest writer for the Peoria Woman Magazine and enjoys mentoring younger lawyers in their professional endeavors. Ms. Taraska is a member of the Catholic Church and is active in the service of those individuals in need in the local community. Read Full Bio   Ian R. Alexander Mr. Alexander concentrates his practice on representing the victims of catastrophic injuries in the areas of medical malpractice and complex personal injury litigation. Mr. Alexander first joined Goldberg & Goldberg in 1999 and became a partner in 2004. Mr. Alexander has tried to verdict and/ or settled numerous medical malpractice, product liability, aviation, railroad, construction negligence, and other complex personal injury cases. Mr. Alexander has been appointed to the plaintiff's steering committee in the litigation arising out of the Amtrak-Bourbonnais Train Disaster, the Hinkley Air Disaster, and the Oshkosh Mid-Air Disaster, among other litigation. Mr. Alexander has published articles regularly on issues pertaining to medical malpractice litigation. Mr. Alexander was raised in north suburban Chicago and attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received his legal education at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mr. Alexander is admitted to practice before the Illinois Bar and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He is also a member of the Federal Trial Bar. Mr. Alexander is married and has two children. He resides with his family in Highland Park, IL. Read Full Bio   Joseph Preiser Born in Chicago, Illinois, Joseph M. Preiser grew up in the suburbs of Oak Park and River Forest. Joseph's father, a personal injury attorney, unintentionally set Joseph on a path toward a career in law. From an early age, often unbeknownst to his father, Joseph read his father's books authored by prominent trial attorneys including, Gerry Spence, Robert Shapiro, Irving Younger, and Vincent Bugliosi, sparking Joseph's interest in law and justice. After graduating from Oak Park-River Forest High School, Joseph attended the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. While pursuing his undergraduate degree, Joseph began to hone his skills as a trial lawyer by participating on the University of Illinois' Mock Trial team. During his senior year, Joseph's team won the Regional Mock Trial Championship and competed in the Mock Trial National Championship in Des Moines, Iowa. In 2006, after working for a year at a large Chicago law firm, Joseph received an Honors Scholarship and enrolled at Loyola University in the Juris Doctorate and MBA programs. While attending law and business school, Joseph worked as a judicial extern for Cook County Circuit Court Judge Thomas L. Hogan and as a traffic prosecutor for the City of Chicago, where he prosecuted over 185 bench trials to verdict. In 2009, Joseph graduated with a joint J.D./M.B.A. degree. While earning his degrees, Joseph obtained recognition on the Dean's List, was a participant on the Health Law Moot Court team, assisted at Loyola's Business Law Clinic, obtained his M.B.A. with honors, and became a Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society member. After graduation, Joseph immediately went to work for the Cook County State's Attorney's office as an Assistant State's Attorney. In his first year, Joseph authored and filed more than 30 appellate briefs in the Illinois Appellate Court, First District. Notably, Joseph authored the State's brief in People v. Tripp, a matter of first impression in Illinois, in which the Appellate Court agreed with Joseph's position and published an opinion in his favor. Joseph also argued on behalf of the State before the Illinois Appellate Court in People v. Primbas, an animal cruelty case that resulted in the death of a Rottweiler, where the Appellate Court again agreed with Joseph and published an opinion in his favor. For the following four years, Joseph worked in the Traffic Division where he prosecuted DUIs and represented the victims of automobile crashes. During his time in the Traffic Division Joseph refined his skills in the courtroom, prosecuting over 600 trials to verdict including 14 jury trials. In recognition of his performance and dedication, the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists awarded Joseph with a Certificate of Recognition and Achievement. In late 2014, Joseph was assigned to the State's Attorney's Office's Felony Review Unit. During his time, he spoke to victims of crimes, Mirandized and obtained statements from violent offenders, reviewed evidence, and provided consultation on charging decisions to law enforcement agencies throughout Cook County. In 2015, Joseph joined Goldberg & Goldberg where he continued his practice as a civil trial lawyer with a concentration on representing the victims of medical malpractice. Joseph is involved in all matters related to the trial of these complex civil litigation matters, including taking and defending depositions, drafting and arguing contested motions, attending court, and assisting on all of the firm's catastrophic medical malpractice and wrongful death claims. Joseph has specialized knowledge in Illinois Traffic Law and crash investigations, particularly as they affect victims in car crashes, motorcycle crashes, and pedestrian injuries. Dedicated to the needs of all of his friends and clients, Joseph is willing to lend his assistance on any law-related matter. Joseph relishes the opportunity to work with and learn from the other talented lawyers at Goldberg & Goldberg. Joseph appreciates the firm's devotion to their clients, their comprehensive commitment to preparation, and their unrelenting fearlessness in the courtroom. Read Full Bio   Show Sponsors: Legal Technology Services - LegalTechService.com Digital Law Marketing - DigitalLawMarketing.com Harris Lowry Manton LLP - hlmlawfirm.com   Free Resources: Stages Of A Jury Trial - Part 1 Stages Of A Jury Trial - Part 2

Running the Bases with Small Businesses
Ted Kubaitis - SEO Tool Lab

Running the Bases with Small Businesses

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 65:27 Transcription Available


Running the Bases today with Ted Kubaitis, Founder and CEO of SEO Tool Lab. Ted has innovated software solutions that drive results for over 20 years for companies spanning the globe.Our guest today is quite a rockstar in the Digital Marketing industry.  A native of Illinois, he attended the flagship university - the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign.  While there, he studied Computer Science and had the opportunity to research at The National Center for Super Computing Applications housed on the Campus.  After graduation in 1996, he relocated to Seattle to begin his career with Microsoft. Several years later, he pioneered the market for competitive intelligence analysis and founded QL2 Software.  Over 20 years later, his WebQL tool continues to be internationally recognized for data queries.  More recently, he has been impacting the SEO world.  He is the Creator of the SEO Software Cora.  In addition, he travels the world speaking at SEO conferences and on podcasts dispelling numerous SEO myths and educating about scientific, data-driven SEO solutions.To learn more about Ted and Cora Software visit: https://seotoollab.com/cora.htmlGet Local SEO and Digital Marketing information from 38 Digital MarketListen and subscribe to our show on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcast, iHeart Radio, Pandora or TuneIn.Follow 38 Digital Market on our Social Accounts:FacebookLinkedInTwitterYoutubeInstagramFollow our guest today at:FacebookTwitter

The UIUC Talkshow
#26 - Botond Bognar: Japanese Architecture, Meaning Behind Buildings, and Modernism

The UIUC Talkshow

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2022 91:05


Botond Bognar is a professor of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he has been teaching graduate design, lecture, and seminar courses for over 40 years. Born and educated in Budapest, Hungary, Dr. Bognar is an internationally renowned scholar of the history and theories of Japanese architecture. He is the author of over 20 books and monographs on the subject and has been a visiting professor at universities in the United States, Europe, and Japan. In his interview on the UIUC Talkshow, Dr. Bognar discusses the relationship between architecture and globalism, and the impact of the digital age on the built environment. He reflects on the importance of architecture as a reflection of our culture and values, and the responsibility of architects to create buildings that not only serve a practical function but also enrich our lives and enhance our connection to the world around us. Dr. Bognar also discusses the role of architecture in shaping our environment, and the need for architects to consider the environmental impact of their designs. He talks about the challenges of modern architecture, and the need to maintain a sense of curiosity and wonder in order to create truly inspiring buildings. Throughout the interview, Dr. Bognar emphasizes the need for architecture to be both functional and aesthetically pleasing, and the importance of maintaining a balance between the two. He also offers advice for aspiring architects and shares his thoughts on the future of the field. Dr. Bognar's interview is a thought-provoking and insightful exploration of the role of architecture in our lives and the world around us. His passion for the subject is evident, and his insights will be valuable for anyone interested in the art and science of building design. EPISODE LINKS: Botond Bognar's UIUC Website: https://arch.illinois.edu/people/profiles/botond-bognar/ OUTLINE: 0:00 - Introduction 1:30 - Build to Live? or Live to Build? 3:18 - Globalism & Architecture 12:19 - Environmental architecture 19:35 - Are architects optimistic? 26:16 - How Botond Bognor got interested in Japanese Architecture 29:19 - Japanese Architecture 35:30 - Architecture Today 39:07 - Phenomenology 45:58 - Las Vegas 54:06 - Being a Global Citizen 1:00:49 - Modern Architecture and Meaning 1:08:37 - Hungary 1:13:25 - Learning through Conversation 1:17:21 - Advice for young people 1:19:52 - Meaning and rationality

Native America Calling - The Electronic Talking Circle
Thursday, December 8, 2022—ICYMI: Native issues that matter

Native America Calling - The Electronic Talking Circle

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 55:50


Today on Native America Calling, "In Case You Missed It", Shawn Spruce catches up on some interesting and engaging topics that are important to Native people. Dean Seneca (Seneca), CEO of Seneca Scientific Solutions Plus, has a winter update on COVID-19; Dr. Terri Bissonette (Gnoozhekaaning Anishinaabe), head of school and founder of the American Indian Academy of Denver, talks about the future of the Native-focused charter school; and Robby Goldman (Native Hawaiian), PhD candidate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a National Science Foundation graduate research fellow, tells us why the simultaneous eruptions of Mauna Loa and Kilauea in Hawaii is a rare, sacred occurrence.

Classroom Caffeine
A Conversation with Sarah McCarthey

Classroom Caffeine

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 40:19


Dr. Sarah J. McCarthey is known for her work in the areas of writing and writing instruction within the context of education policy and global education. Sarah's work has been funded by the National Writing Project, the U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences, the National Academy of Education and Spencer Foundation, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has won multiple awards for her teaching and research throughout her career, including the Career Teaching Award, Distinguished Senior Scholar, and the Graduate Teaching and Mentoring Award from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Sarah has served as co-editor of Research in the Teaching of English alongside former Classroom Caffeine guest Mark Dressman. Dr. McCarthey is currently the Sheila M. Miller Professor and Department Head of Curriculum and Instruction at University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana. To cite this episode: Persohn, L. (Host). (2022, Dec. 6). A conversation with Sarah McCarthey. (Season 3, No. 13) [Audio podcast episode]. In Classroom Caffeine Podcast series. https://www.classroomcaffeine.com/guests. DOI: 10.5240/7DA4-4529-AB30-2445-16A5-6 

Irish Tech News Audio Articles
Could Metaverse be a Voice Assistant for Mental Health, Illness?

Irish Tech News Audio Articles

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 3:46


Guest Post by David Stephen If the metaverse was predicated on reorganizing how the experiences of mental health and illness are understood, Meta would [most likely] not have needed to cut jobs. If Alexa had pivoted to providing moment-to-moment explanatory mechanism of experiences by the brain for mental health, illness and addictions, Amazon would [most likely] not have lost much in market value. Metaverse a Voice Assistant for Mental Health? Mental order and disorders are top health concerns globally but there is hardly a clear lead in terms of the conditions for the experience, as given by the brain. The brain is an organ of experiences as well as of cells and molecules. It is this experience that is used to interact with the world. The mechanisms of experiences are an opportunity for the metaverse, voice assistants, towards changing the direction of care for mental health and illness. In the moment before using an illegal drug, what is the state of mind, during and after, what are the states of mind? Usually, the mind can be confusing to explain, but with digital yellow pages of experiential pathways in the brain, individuals and their loved ones can pick from a set, to understand what it might be, at any particular point. For all experiences in the brain, there are quantities that relay to acquire properties. It is shown that emotional pain and physical pain have similar pathways in the brain. It can be explained that pain is a property, its acquisition by a quantity is possible by physical input or emotional. The same goes for anger, irritation, emptiness, boredom, loneliness, thirst, cravings, extremism, lethargy, stress and so on. There are properties destinations in the brain, where quantities relay to acquire. They include what is traditionally called emotions, memories and reaction. They are all property sets. People in the same situations don't often have the same properties acquired by their quantities, neither does the same person have owns quantity acquire the same property in the same situation at different times. This is how the brain decides, conceptually, for mental health, illness and addictions. Quantities and properties are the build or construct of cells and molecules of the brain for experiences. There are two key sensory processing or integration centers in the brain: the thalamus for most, and the olfactory bulb for smell, before senses are relayed to the cerebral cortex for interpretation. It is postulated that sensory processing or integration is into a uniform quantity which is thought or its form. It is what becomes the representative, equivalent or version of senses to the brain. Interpretation is postulated to be knowing, feeling and reaction, as sets of properties also built or constructed by cells and molecules in the brain. This is the basis of experiences in the brain. Displaying or reading this out in each situation is a revenue opportunity and growth path for tech, amid inflationary uncertainty in the near future. David Stephen does research in theoretical neuroscience. He has a research experience in computer vision at Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona. He was a visiting scholar in medical entomology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His writings explore the experiential mechanisms of the brain for human interactions with the world. He blogs on troic.medium.com

The UIUC Talkshow
#25 - Arend van der Zande: Nanotechnology, Everything is a Wave, and Moore's Law

The UIUC Talkshow

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 82:26


Arend van der Zande is a Mechanical Engineering professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he focuses on nanomaterials research. Dr. van der Zande is known for his work on nanomaterials research, and in this conversation, he will share his insights on the field and his unique approach to research. As a professor and human being, Arend is driven by curiosity and a desire to constantly learn and discover. He believes that true science is about feeling your way through a dark room and that the best discoveries are often made by following your nose and letting your curiosity guide you. We start by discussing the tools of nanotechnology and the mechanics of nanomaterials, and how these materials are changing the way we think about technology. Dr. van der Zande shares his thoughts on the hype cycle of new materials and the importance of creativity in research. He also shares his personal journey in the field and how he follows his curiosity to find new breakthroughs. Dr. van der Zande talks about the importance of not going straight to graduate school and the value of following your nose to find your passion. We also discuss the importance of figuring out how to push and move beyond Moore's Law through neuromorphic computing, and how these technologies are pushing the boundaries of what is possible. We end with a discussion of his favorite TV shows and books, and his thoughts on science fiction. Join us in this fascinating conversation with Dr. Arend van der Zande on the UIUC Talkshow. EPISODE LINKS: Arend van der Zande's UIUC Website: https://ece.illinois.edu/about/directory/faculty/arendv OUTLINE: 0:00 - Introduction 1:30 - Nanomaterials 4:20 - Tools of nanotechnology 6:18 - "Everything is a wave" 7:17 - The mechanics of nanomaterials 15:30 - From the lab to the consumer 17:05 - How van der Zande got started 20:50 - The hype cycle of new materials 24:10 - Creativity in research 29:37 - Following your nose and the rest will follow 34:00 - Don't go straight to Grad School 37:35 - Follow your curiosity and everything will be fine 39:30 - Are there limits to curiosity? 45:49 - Beyond Moore's Law and Neuromorphic Computing 53:11 - Favorite TV Shows 56:00 - Favorite Book 58:25 - Science fiction 1:03:35 - Mentors

The Confident Retirement
Ep 081: Retirement Plan Considerations in Divorce

The Confident Retirement

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 23:48


An experienced Chicagoland area family law mediator and litigator and immigration law practitioner. Graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science with a double major in Psychology and Political Science, and completed Juris Doctor degree at the DePaul University College of Law in 2000. Practicing law for 22 years, including mediation, contested divorce litigation, preparing prenuptial (premarital)/postnuptial, Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDRO's) and Qualified Illinois Domestic Relations Orders (QILDRO's). Serving as court appointed Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) and Child Representative. Immigrated from Poland as a child, married with 3 children. Fluent in Polish and conversational in Spanish. Tom is licensed to practice by the State of Illinois.   Listen to this informative The Confident Retirement episode with Thomas Miller about retirement plan considerations in divorce.   Here is what to expect on this week's show: How did Thomas decide on what areas of law to focus on. What is a Qualified Domestic Relations Order? What is the ideal client? What is a divorce decree? Pre and post nuptial agreements. What's happening with the public divorce rate?   Connect with Thomas: https://www.thomaspmiller.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Morning Shift Podcast
Congress Quashed A Rail Strike By Forcing A Deal Between Workers And Bosses

Morning Shift Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 14:37


Congress passed a bill forcing an agreement between companies and rail workers to avoid a rail strike. Reset talks to a labor expert Robert Bruno, professor and director of the Labor Education Program at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, to find out what this means for rail workers and other unionization efforts around the country.

Soilent Green
Atmospheric chemistry with Dr. Jessie Creamean

Soilent Green

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 49:36


 Dr. Jessie Creamean is originally from a small town in northern Illinois. She went to college at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign where she majored in Chemistry. She then went on to get her MS and PhD from the University of California, San Diego, where she also studied chemistry, but from an atmospheric/climate perspective. Next, she bounced over to NOAA in Boulder, Colorado where she did my postdoc fellowship on aerosol-cloud-precipitation processes in remote regions. And that, friends, is where she fell in love with the Arctic Region. After working as a Research Scientist at NOAA, she wound up here in Fort Collins as a Research Scientist in the CSU Department of Atmospheric Science. A fun fact about Jessie is that she LOVES the cold. She's been to the Arctic 8 times on land and icebreaking ships, and will be adding Antarctica to her list of places she's worked starting in 2024. Jessie is ALSO an associate editor for 2 major atmospheric journals and has several students and postdocs that work on her projects involving aerosol particles, clouds, sea ice, the ocean, and permafrost. When she is not traveling around the world for work, she loves to enjoy the Colorado lifestyle of climbing, skiing, mountain biking, camping...you name it. She also has two cute, fuzzy golden retrievers, Montana and Whiskey, who are her adventure buddies.  To reach Jessie, email her at jessie.creamean@colostate.edu. As always you can find us and our other episodes by following us on Instagram @soilentgreenpodcast where we post bonus content like pictures and graphics of the topics discussed. We can also be reached by email: soilentgreenpodcast@gmail.com.Correction: P.I means principal investigator.Thanks for listening!References & LinksBuy Me a Coffee and http://patreon.com/soilentgreenhttps://www.livescience.com/66083-why-brain-eating-amoeba-is-deadly.html https://e360.yale.edu/digest/methane-eating-bacteria-could-help-decrease-greenhouse-gas-emissions-from-thawing-arctic-tundraFram Expedition - Fram MuseumNansen's Fram Expedition WikiPolarstern WikiPolarstern - MOSAiCPolarstern TourMOSAiCNOAA - MOSAiCAWI

Science Magazine Podcast
A genetic history of Europe's Jews, and measuring magma under a supervolcano

Science Magazine Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 26:20


On this week's show: A medieval German cemetery yields clues to Jewish migrations in Europe, and supercomputers help researchers estimate magma under Yellowstone First up this week on the podcast, we explore the genetic history of Jewish people in Europe. Contributing Correspondent Andrew Curry talks with host Sarah Crespi about researchers working with rabbis and the local Jewish community to apply new techniques to respectfully study remains in a medieval Jewish cemetery in Germany. We also have a story on how much magma has accumulated inside Yellowstone National Park's supervolcano. Producer Meagan Cantwell talks with Ross Maguire, an assistant professor in the geology department at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, about using supercomputers to get a clearer picture of the volcanic system's subsurface. Although this new study shows more magma than previous estimates, it's still not nearly enough for an eruption anytime soon. This week's episode was produced with help from Podigy. [Image: Eric Vaughn/Flickr; Music: Jeffrey Cook] [alt: photo of sunset over Yellowstone National Park with podcast overlay symbol] Authors: Sarah Crespi; Meagan Cantwell; Andrew Curry Episode page: https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.adg0498  About the Science Podcast: https://www.science.org/content/page/about-science-podcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Forty Drinks
Turning 40 and the Practical Applications of Discomfort

Forty Drinks

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 36:53 Transcription Available


James Wisdom realized at age 40 that he was going to die someday and, while he loved what he did and the life he had built, he felt like he was going through the motions in a lot of ways and doing all the things he was supposed to be doing. So he made some changes and his life looked very different at the end of the year than it did at the beginning, which included changing his career, ending a long-term relationship, changing his friends, and even where he lived and his lifestyle. He talks a lot about discomfort and how it can be a useful feeling, despite how much we all work to avoid it. James uses the language of art and philosophy to reflect on where he's been and where he's going. Guest BioJames Wisdom is a nationally exhibited and world-renowned fine artist, illustrator, and tattooer. James, is currently enjoying a thriving art, illustration, and tattooing practice; he is also an educator, scholar, and author. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a specialization in oil painting from the American Academy of Art and his Master of Fine Arts degree in studio arts from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In addition to his artistic interests, James has contributed to various publications such as Ninth Letter, Studio Visit Magazine, and he is a contributor to the upcoming Anthology of Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit (Philosophy Portal, 2022). He hosts a weekly drawing and tattoo-themed stream that can be seen on Reinventing the Tattoo, streamed on YouTube, and Facebook.Meet James WisdomForty was a big year of transformation for James Wisdom. He was in a long term relationship, a full time instructor at an art college in Chicago and, though he loved what he did and where he was, he felt like he was going through the motions in many ways. Then came the realization that he was forty and was going to die eventually and that he was doing all the things he thought he was supposed to be doing. He resigned his teaching position and went back to his true love, tattooing. Quitting his job gave James the space to be creative and to build something new, even though he didn't know exactly where he was going. He became more open to friendships than he had been in the past and felt like there was a wide world of opportunity for him to step into. James has a weekly tattoo and drawing themed podcast that streams on YouTube and Facebook in partnership with a tattoo education company. He says he's teaching a lot of the same subjects he taught at the art college, without the barrier of tuition. After years of study and teaching, he developed his own interpretation of the fundamentals and he's presenting that in an accessible way now, which he finds rewarding. He has also separated from his long-time partner and moved out of Chicago. His new tattooing job is in Indianapolis, about a 4 hour drive and a world away culturally from Chicago. Living IntentionallyAround the time he turned 40, James began to reflect on who he was and what he was doing. He wondered about destiny. He appreciates where he came from and knows that he wouldn't be where he is now without all of the things that came before. He tries not to live with regrets. He says it's difficult to accept who you are and everything that you're responsible for. He thinks that if you're demonizing yourself or your past, then you're not appreciating the big picture. James is doing his best to accept and be present for the transformation taking place in his life now because, he points out, this part will only happen once in this lifetime. He's optimistic for the future because of the seismic shifts he's already experienced. They've given him a new perspective of what's possible. So rather than regretting past choices, he approaches those reflections with the perspective that he's learned from those experiences and won't make those choices...

Irish Tech News Audio Articles
Labor Economics, Layoffs: How Tiers can save Tech Jobs

Irish Tech News Audio Articles

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 4:02


Guest Post by David Stephen who looks at Labor Economics Tech work should be tiered, with the lowest tier for just 2-hours per shift, where the pay is considerably low, but output in that duration is sizable enough to match efficient productivity. The recent layoff in tech that many have said would continue through the new year is an opportunity to reorganize what it means to work in tech and for labor to be far more affordable. Labor Economics, Layoffs: How Tiers can save Tech Jobs There are already remote work, gig roles and well as freelance, but tier, with capped hours, pay and consistent intervals, for roles is a direction that could increase productivity and cut costs without layoffs. People can work for just 2 hours, in 3 shifts every 12 hours, making work and offs, 2 hours each. In that time, responsibilities via itemization and breakdown would likely be met, cutting out lost time during work, shared time with random stuff, distractions or multitasking inefficiencies. Those to take over can continue where the last person stopped, or can continue where they left from their last shift, but work and stop is to shape deliverables, to be underscored by the freshness or energy bump from the shift's break. Work is still mostly the traditional 8-hour shift, with pay and compensation at a level that makes cutting costs means to cut jobs, or outsource. Instead, with this new tier model, it is possible to have people work, pay them far less, and let them have breaks to rest or do whatever they choose, outside the area. This model can begin with tech jobs, but percolate to manufacturing, construction, small businesses and others, even as discussion of migrant workers and labor policies around the world are scrutinized. There will be people hired on higher tiers where they can work for regular hours, to design and coordinate work for the lower tier. The tier role will be arranged by software, to partition duties, contracts and chunking for tasks. There are regular maintenance and operation roles where 2 – 4 people can work on rotation within a day, spreading out what would have been for 1 person for a longer duration or 2 for the whole day. There are some cases the model will be applied, outside of tech, where lower than the minimum wage can be paid, by SMEs, just to reduce labor cost, while the intensity of what should become stressful is tapered. The other purpose of this is to explore free time, so that creativity and observations can improve, as an alternative to sole focus on assigned tasks, to see things differently, which could become helpful in seeking out new frontiers in the field, or for novel products and services to win competition. David Stephen does research in theoretical neuroscience. He has a research experience in computer vision at Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona. He was a visiting scholar in medical entomology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He blogs on troic.medium.com See more stories here. More about Irish Tech News Irish Tech News are Ireland's No. 1 Online Tech Publication and often Ireland's No.1 Tech Podcast too. You can find hundreds of fantastic previous episodes and subscribe using whatever platform you like via our Anchor.fm page here: If you'd like to be featured in an upcoming Podcast email us at Simon@IrishTechNews.ie now to discuss. Irish Tech News have a range of services available to help promote your business. Why not drop us a line at Info@IrishTechNews.ie now to find out more about how we can help you reach our audience. You can also find and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat.

The Story Collider
Unlikely Paths: Stories from the Institute for Genomic Biology

The Story Collider

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 27:00


There's rarely an expected path in science. This week's episode, produced in partnership with The Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, features two stories from scientists of their cutting-edge research institute at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign who took unexpected journeys to get where they are today. Part 1: After a troubling personal experience with the health care system, Heng Ji decides to try to fix it. Part 2: When Brendan Harley is diagnosed with leukaemia in high school, it changes everything. Heng Ji is a professor at Computer Science Department, and an affiliated faculty member at Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is also an Amazon Scholar. She received her B.A. and M. A. in Computational Linguistics from Tsinghua University, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from New York University. Her research interests focus on Natural Language Processing, especially on Multimedia Multilingual Information Extraction, Knowledge Base Population and Knowledge-driven Generation. She was selected as "Young Scientist" and a member of the Global Future Council on the Future of Computing by the World Economic Forum in 2016 and 2017. She was named as part of Women Leaders of Conversational AI (Class of 2023) by Project Voice. The awards she received include "AI's 10 to Watch" Award by IEEE Intelligent Systems in 2013, NSF CAREER award in 2009, PACLIC2012 Best paper runner-up, "Best of ICDM2013" paper award, "Best of SDM2013" paper award, ACL2018 Best Demo paper nomination, ACL2020 Best Demo Paper Award, NAACL2021 Best Demo Paper Award, Google Research Award in 2009 and 2014, IBM Watson Faculty Award in 2012 and 2014 and Bosch Research Award in 2014-2018. She was invited by the Secretary of the U.S. Air Force and AFRL to join Air Force Data Analytics Expert Panel to inform the Air Force Strategy 2030. She is the lead of many multi-institution projects and tasks, including the U.S. ARL projects on information fusion and knowledge networks construction, DARPA DEFT Tinker Bell team and DARPA KAIROS RESIN team. She has coordinated the NIST TAC Knowledge Base Population task since 2010. She was the associate editor for IEEE/ACM Transaction on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, and served as the Program Committee Co-Chair of many conferences including NAACL-HLT2018 and AACL-IJCNLP2022. She is elected as the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL) secretary 2020-2023. Her research has been widely supported by the U.S. government agencies (DARPA, ARL, IARPA, NSF, AFRL, DHS) and industry (Amazon, Google, Facebook, Bosch, IBM, Disney). Heng Ji is supported by NSF AI Institute on Molecule Synthesis, and collaborating with Prof. Marty Burke at Chemistry Department at UIUC and Prof. Kyunghyun Cho at New York University and Genetech on using AI for drug discovery. Dr. Brendan Harley is a Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research group develops biomaterial that can be implanted in the body to regenerate musculoskeletal tissues or that can be used outside the body as tissue models to study biological events linked to endometrium, brain cancer, and stem cell behavior. He's a distance runner who dreams of (eventually) running ultramarathons. Follow him @Prof_Harley and www.harleylab.org. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Investor Relations Real Estate Podcast
IRR 167: How to Get Investors with Fernando Angelucci

The Investor Relations Real Estate Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 51:07


Jonny is joined today by the CEO of Self Storage Syndicated Equities, the COO of Impact Self Storage, and the President and Co-Founder of Titan Wealth Group, Fernando Angelucci, a real estate professional with extensive experience in building businesses, acquisitions, and underwriting large, complex commercial real estate equity and debt transactions spanning various markets.They discuss:1. Self Storage Investing2. How he got investors for his company3. The process of growing a companyFernando Angelucci worked at Dow Chemical, a Fortune 50 company, rolling out a flagship product estimated to gross $1B in global revenues. When he was 23, Fernando started doing real estate on the residential side by wholesaling and acquiring residential rentals. Fernando then went on to build a multi-family rental portfolio spanning the Midwest. In preparation for the next down cycle, Fernando and the team divested from residential real estate to focus on self storage. Fernando graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a B.A. degree in Technical Systems Management. Fernando currently resides in Chicago, IL. Learn more about Fernando:Website: https://ssse.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thestoragestud/Phone: (630) 408-8090Email: Fernando@ImpactSelfStorage.comConnect with Jonny!Cattani Capital Group: https://cattanicapitalgroup.com/Invest with us: invest@cattanicapitalgroup.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathan-cattani-53159b179Jonny's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonnycattani/IRR Podcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theirrpodcast/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@jonnycattaniYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCljEz4pq_paQ9keABhJzt0AFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/jonathan.cattani.1

Community Signal
Elon Musk's Quest to Make Twitter Worse

Community Signal

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 55:12


Elon Musk's presence has loomed over Twitter since he announced plans to purchase the platform. And for these few weeks that he's been in charge, many concerns have proven to be justified. Musk laid off 3,700 employees, and then 4,400 contractors. He is firing those who are critical of him. The verification process, perhaps one of Twitter's most trusted features, has been unraveled. He's offered severance to those who don't want to be part of “extremely hardcore” Twitter. Following the results of a Twitter poll, he reinstated the account of Donald Trump, who was suspended from the platform for his role in inciting the January 6th attacks. So, what happens now? What of the many social movements that manifested on Twitter? While some movements and followings may see new manifestations on other platforms, not everything will be completely recreated. For example, as writer Jason Parham explains, “whatever the destination, Black Twitter will be increasingly difficult to recreate.” In this episode of Community Signal, Patrick speaks to three experts: Sarah T. Roberts, associate professor in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA, trust and safety consultant Ralph Spencer, and Omar Wasow, assistant professor in UC Berkeley's Department of Political Science and co-founder of BlackPlanet, about the current state and future of Twitter. They dissect the realities facing the platform today including content moderation, loss of institutional knowledge, and uncertainty about Twitter's infrastructure, but also emphasize the importance of Twitter as a social utility for news and more. This episode also touches on: The reality of moderating a platform like Twitter What platforms actually mean when they say they're for “free speech” How Musk tanked the value of verification on Twitter Big Quotes On the future of content moderation at Twitter (8:28): “There's no way possible with the cuts [Musk has] made that he's going to be able to do any type of content moderation. … [He] isn't going to have anybody who remotely begins to know to how to do that [legal compliance and related work].” –Ralph Spencer Sarah T. Roberts' moderation challenge for Elon Musk (11:19): “I want Elon Musk to spend one day as a frontline production content moderator, and then get back to this [Community Signal] crew about how that went. Let us know what you saw. Share with us how easy it was to stomach that. Were you able to keep up with the expected pace at Twitter? Could you … make good decisions over 90% of the time, over 1,000, 2,000 times a day? Could you do that all the while seeing animals being harmed, kids being beat on, [and] child sexual exploitation material?” –@ubiquity75 Bumper sticker wisdom doesn't make good policy (15:46): “Everything [Musk has said about free speech] has had the quality of good bumper stickers but is totally divorced from reality, and that doesn't bode well, obviously.” –@owasow The responsibility in leading a social media platform (19:41): “One thing that we are seeing in real-time [at Twitter] is what a danger there is in having one individual – especially a very privileged individual who does not live in the same social milieu as almost anyone else in the world – one very privileged individual's ability to be the arbiter of … these profoundly contested ideological notions of something like free speech which again is continually misapplied in this realm.” –@ubiquity75 Musk's peddling of conspiracy theories (20:29): “[Musk is] running around tweeting that story about Nancy Pelosi's husband, the false article about what happened between him and his attacker. What kind of example is that to set? … What it is to me is like this kid who has way too much money, and he found a new toy he wants to play with.” –Ralph Spencer Leading with humility (21:23): “[If you're running a site like Twitter,] you have to have a ‘small d' democratic personality, which is to say you really have to be comfortable with a thousand voices flourishing, a lot of them being critical of you, and that's not something that you take personally.” –@owasow There are always limits on speech (23:50): “When you declare that your product, your site, your platform, your service is a free speech zone, there is always going to be a limit on that speech. … [CSAM] is the most extreme example that we can come up with, but that is content moderation. To remove that material, to disallow it, to enforce the law means that there is a limit on speech, and there ought to be in that case. If there's a limit on speech, it is by definition not a free speech site. Then we have to ask, well, what are the limits, and who do they serve?” –@ubiquity75 “Free speech” platforms are not a thing (25:25): “When I hear people invoke free speech on a for-profit social media site, not only does that not exist today, it never has existed, and it never will exist. Let's deal with what reality is actually giving us and talk about that instead of these fantasies that actually are pretty much not good for anyone involved.” –@ubiquity75 The social weight and trust that verification brought to interactions on Twitter (32:52): “[Twitter] has outsized social impact, whether it's in the political arena, whether it's in social movements, whether it's in celebrity usage, all of these things have been true. In terms of political movements, the good, bad, the ugly. We saw an insurrection against the United States launched by the President of the United States on Twitter, so it's not all rosy, but the point is that Twitter had this outsized power and part of that could be attributed … to this verification process that let a lot of high profile folks, prominent individuals, media organizations, other kinds of people in the zeitgeist or in the public eye, engage with a certain sense of security.” –@ubiquity75 How does Twitter sustain its infrastructure amidst the mass layoffs and resignations? (39:18): “We have good reason to fear that [Twitter's] infrastructure is going to get considerably worse over time. [Musk has] fired enough of the people. … In a lot of ways, [Twitter is] like a telephone company. It's got a lot of boring infrastructure that it has to maintain so that it's reliable. [Musk has] taken a bunch of these pillars or blocks in the Jenga stack and knocked them out, and it's a lot more wobbly now.” –@owasow Musk's Twitter user experience is not the common one (48:23): “[Musk is] obsessed with bots and spam, but why is that such a compulsion for him? Well, he has 100-plus million followers, and when he looks at his replies, there's probably a lot of bots and spam there. That's not where I live because I'm a civilian. His perspective is distorted in a way partly by the investment around him but partly also by just being so way out of proportion to almost any other human on Earth.” –@owasow About Our Guests Omar Wasow is an assistant professor in UC Berkeley's Department of Political Science. His research focuses on race, politics, and statistical methods. Previously, Omar co-founded BlackPlanet, an early leading social network, and was a regular technology analyst on radio and television. He received a PhD in African American Studies, an MA in government, and an MA in statistics from Harvard University. Ralph Spencer has been working to make online spaces safer for more than 20 years, starting with his time as a club editorial specialist (message board editor) at Prodigy, and then graduating to America Online. During his time at AOL, he was in charge of all issues involving Child Sexual Abuse Material or CSAM. The evidence that Ralph and the team he worked with in AOL's legal department compiled contributed to numerous arrests and convictions of individuals for the possession and distribution of CSAM. He currently works as a freelance trust and safety consultant. Sarah T. Roberts is an associate professor in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA. She holds a PhD from the iSchool at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her book on commercial content moderation, Behind the Screen, was released in 2019 from the Yale University Press. She served as a consultant, too, and is featured in the award-winning documentary The Cleaners. Dr. Roberts sits on the board of the IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, was a 2018 Carnegie Fellow, and a 2018 recipient of the EFF Barlow Pioneer Award for her groundbreaking research on content moderation of social media. Related Links Elon Musk takes control of Twitter and immediately ousts top executives (via NPR) Omar Wasow's website Omar Wasow on Twitter BlackPlanet.com, founded by Wasow Ralph Spencer on LinkedIn Sarah T. Roberts' website Sarah T. Roberts on Twitter Behind the Screen: Content Moderation in the Shadows of Social Media, by Sarah T. Roberts Note from Patrick: After 5 years, this is Carol's final episode as editorial lead on Community Signal. We'll miss you, Carol! The Twitter Rules Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace by Lawrence Lessig Elon Musk says Twitter will have a ‘content moderation council' (via The Verge) Democratic U.S. senators accuse Musk of undermining Twitter, urge FTC probe (via Reuters) We got Twitter ‘verified' in minutes posing as a comedian and a senator (via The Washington Post) How Much Did Twitter's Verification Chaos Cost Insulin Maker Eli Lilly and Twitter Itself? (via Gizmodo) Patrick's (somewhat sarcastic) Twitter thread about the policies he hoped the platform would put in place to address Musk's conflicts of interest Saturday Night Live's content moderation council sketch Transcript View on our website Your Thoughts If you have any thoughts on this episode that you'd like to share, please leave me a comment, send me an email or a tweet. If you enjoy the show, we would be so grateful if you spread the word and supported Community Signal on Patreon.

Window Treatments for Profit with LuAnn Nigara
99: Susan Day: How to Maintain Your Sales While Working a Finite Number of Weeks

Window Treatments for Profit with LuAnn Nigara

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 56:26


Today With Susan Day: Welcome to Window Treatments for Profit! Today, Susan Day joins me to share her journey in the industry as well as her Ah-Ha moments and key turning points in that journey! More About Susan Day: Susan Day assists clients with in-home design services to make their living spaces more beautiful, energy efficient and secure with custom window coverings -- blinds, draperies, shutters, shades -- plus fabric accessories like bedding and pillows! She was born in Philadelphia and came to Midwest in 1981 to earn an Industrial Design (product design) BFA degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Connect with Susan Day Website Facebook What's new with LuAnn Nigara luannuniversity.com http://www.luannnigara.com/cob Get The Goodies! For checklists, resources, and extra goodies from A Well-Designed Business sign up for free here. To Get on LuAnn's Email List, text the word designbiz to 444999! Purchase LuAnn's Books Here: Book 1: The Making of A Well – Designed Business: Turn Inspiration into Action Book 2: A Well-Designed Business – The Power Talk Friday Experts Pre-Order Book 3: A Well-Designed Business – The Power Talk Friday Experts Volume 2 Connect with LuAnn Nigara LuAnn's Website LuAnn's Blog Power Talk Friday Like Us: Facebook | Tweet Us: Twitter | Follow Us: Instagram | Listen Here: Podcast

Architecture is Political
Conversation with Dr. Hazel Edwards, FAICP

Architecture is Political

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2022 75:01


In this episode, we talk about Dr. Edwards' educational career in architecture and planning, why she stepped down as Chair at Howard University's Department of Architecture and the love she has for her students. Dr. Hazel Ruth Edwards, FAICP, is an educator and planner whose career combines place-based research with planning and urban design practice and teaching. She currently serves as a professor in the Department of Architecture of the College of Engineering and Architecture of Howard University in Washington, D.C. When she joined the faculty in 2016, she became the first female department chair since architecture education was established in 1911. She began her professional career at Howard University, where she undertook research on the development of the campus that led to the university's 1998 Central Campus Plan, as well as publication of the history The Long Walk: The Placemaking Legacy of Howard University, co-authored with University Vice President Harry G. Robinson III; she then served as the principal planner for both the West Campus and Central Campus. She has been on the faculty of the graduate program in City and Regional Planning at the Institute of Architecture and Planning of Morgan State University in Baltimore and the faculty of the School of Architecture and Planning at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where she was the founding director of the school's Master of City and Regional Planning program. Edwards, the granddaughter of the first Black registered architect in North Carolina, was raised in Washington, D.C. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Howard University, a Master of Architecture in Urban Design degree from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Regional Planning from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. She was a Carolina Minority Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a certified planner with the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and was elected to its College of Fellows in 2018; she was appointed to its Fellows Committee in 2021. She has served on the Harvard University Graduate School of Design's Alumni Council since 2020. Her teaching was recognized with the 2009 Lankford Giles Vaughn Award for Professor of Architecture of the Year by the Washington, D.C., chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects. She is the 2022 recipient of Architectural Record's Women in Architecture Design Leadership Educator award.

Tech Won't Save Us
Why Visual Effects Look the Way They Do w/ Julie Turnock

Tech Won't Save Us

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 49:15


Paris Marx is joined by Julie Turnock to discuss the history of the visual effects industry, the role that George Lucas' Industrial Light and Magic played in setting industry standards, and what its current form dominated by Disney means for visual effects workers.Julie Turnock is an associate professor of Media and Cinema Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and the author of The Empire of Effects: Industrial Light and Magic and the Rendering of Realism. Follow Julie on Twitter at @JulieTurnock.Tech Won't Save Us offers a critical perspective on tech, its worldview, and wider society with the goal of inspiring people to demand better tech and a better world. Follow the podcast (@techwontsaveus) and host Paris Marx (@parismarx) on Twitter, support the show on Patreon, and sign up for the weekly newsletter.The podcast is produced by Eric Wickham and part of the Harbinger Media Network.Also mentioned in this episode:Paris will be speaking at Marxism Festival in Dublin on November 19, the Lighthouse Bookshop on November 24, and details on an event in London on November 25 are coming soon.In a series of recent articles, visual effects workers have been speaking out about conditions in the industry.The Mandalorian introduced ILM and Disney's new visual effect technology dubbed “Stagecraft” that uses LED video walls instead of green screens.The declining quality of effects in major films is forcing people to look at labor and production practices.Disney accounted for nearly 40% of box office returns in 2019, and made 80% of the top earning films of the year.Support the show

IAQ Radio
Lisa White - Grid-Building Interaction, Microgrids and Passive Building

IAQ Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 70:47


This week we welcome Lisa White, Associate Director at the Passive House Institute US. This show is a great follow up to our recent discussions about the internet of things, sensors and the electrify everything movement. Lisa did a well received presentation at Summer Camp with thoughtful insights on how changes to the grid can be coordinated with changes in buildings to take advantage of the moment. Lisa White is the Associate Director and a technical lead for Phius (Passive House Institute US). Ms. White has been with Phius since 2012. She led the building certification review team for seven years and is an instructor for Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC®️) training and WUFI®️ Passive energy modeling software training. She holds a degree in Environmental Sustainability with a minor in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Master's in Energy Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Climify
Climate Design in the Big World Part 1

Climify

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022


How well are we preparing our design students for a career? Do we talk about climate and sustainability enough or effectively? What are our design students thinking and feeling about their education and future? Eric learns from two University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign design students Sadeen Allhalabi & Adam Dziaba about their insights into those questions and ideas to improve design education in part one of this two-part series called Climate Design in the Big World.

The Dr. Gabrielle Lyon Show
Why is the Gut Microbiome Important? (Part #2) | Suzanne Devkota Ph.D

The Dr. Gabrielle Lyon Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 57:18


Dr. Devkota is Director of the Human Microbiome Research Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in LA and an Associate Professor of Medicine at UCLA, as well as an adjunct investigator at the Joslin Diabetes Center at Harvard Medical School. She has been studying the effect of diet on the gut microbiome and inflammatory diseases for the past 12 years. investigating dietary drivers of gut microbiome structure and function in inflammatory bowel diseases and metabolic diseases. Her research has been published in top journals Nature, Science, and Cell, and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. She completed her masters at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Nutritional Sciences, her Ph.D in Molecular Metabolism and Nutrition at The University of Chicago, and her post-doctoral training at the Joslin Diabetes Center at Harvard Medical School. In this episode we discuss: Do all diseases start in the gut? Prebiotics or Probiotics? What being Vegan or Vegetarian does to your gut health How to boost your immune system This episode is brought to you by One Farm, LMNT, 1stPhorm, Inside TrackerMentioned in this episode:Visit 1st Phorm Website for Free Shippinghttp://www.1stphorm.com/drlyonGet your free LMNT Sample Pack with any purchasehttps://drinklmnt.com/drlyonInside Tracker 20% Off the Entire Storehttps://info.insidetracker.com/drlyonFREE Gut Health Superfoodhttps://onefarm.com/coupon/tvt8hasn/

Smart Firefighting
Episode 138: How Public Safety Can Optimize Fire Ground Data & Decision-Making with Alex Gorsuch | TSI Mini Series

Smart Firefighting

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 13:46


How can you maximize brain power - and what does that really mean? Hello Smart Firefighting Community! Welcome to another episode of covering real world innovations via interviews with fire service and technology industry experts that empower YOU to develop your very own Smart Firefighting strategy! This is the second episode of our TSI Mini Series. Hosted in Texas during October 2022, Technology Summit International - IAFC's newest conference - brought the tech of the future to today's fire and emergency service professionals — helping them reduce risks to their communities, improve their ability to respond to emergencies, and save lives. In this episode: How to use data to make informed decisions Why customer feedback should be the design philosophy How to reduce first responders' cognitive load Hear from Alex Gorsuch, the co-founder and CTO of Ascent Integrated Tech which builds the unifying command dashboard for warfighters, firefighters, and SWAT officers by providing actionable insight on the health, environment, and location of the operator. Alex led the development and deployment of many low SWaP-C ruggedized autonomous systems, diagnostics, human performance technology, and sensor arrays for defense and first responder operators. He also taught customer discovery plus tech and venture development for 5+ years, for the Army Research Lab, Department of Homeland Security, National Science Foundation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and more. Currently, Alex is writing "Hyenas Eat Unicorns: A Carnivore's Workbook for Mission-Driven Tech Entrepreneurship". Follow Ascent Integrated Tech: LinkedIn | Twitter Join our SFF Community! Head to www.smartfirefighting.com to discover how SFF accelerates innovation for emergency responders, to find out when our next event is or review our curated resources! Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn