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The Documentary Podcast
When rape becomes a crime

The Documentary Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 26:29


Senegal in West Africa recently introduced much tougher sentences for rape. Until 2019 it was deemed a misdemeanour rather than a serious crime and anyone convicted was often released after a few years, or even a few months. Myriam Francois meets rape survivors and both female and male campaigners to see if the new law is changing the lives of women for the better. Myriam hears how the stigma around rape has in the past prevented many women from coming forward to report sexual violence and how the police are opening new facilities to support women. She visits the country's first Senegalese run hostel for victims of domestic violence. And she meets the pop star who caused a storm when she revealed her own experience of sexual assault. Producer Bob Howard (Image: Woman walking alone in St. Louise, Senegal. Credit: roripalazzo.com/Getty)

New Scientist Weekly
#120: DeepMind claims artificial intelligence breakthrough; searching for ancient life on Mars; Stonehenge surprise; monkeypox latest

New Scientist Weekly

Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 29:33


DeepMind's new artificial intelligence, Gato, is a step beyond anything we've seen before. But how close has it brought us to the coveted goal of creating ‘artificial general intelligence'? The team unpacks just how powerful this technology really is, and what it means for the future of machine consciousness.You can learn a lot from poop. In an archaeological detective story, 4500-year-old fossil excrement belonging to the people who built Stonehenge has been examined, and the team explains what it tells us about their eating habits.CRISPR gene editing has been used to make supercharged tomatoes, rich in vitamin D. The team finds out how they managed to do it, and explains why this breakthrough is particularly good news for vegans.Ever wondered what it's like to explore another planet? We hear from Sanjeev Gupta from Imperial College London, one of the scientists with the breathtaking job of helping Nasa's Perseverance rover navigate Mars, as it starts sampling an ancient river delta to look for ancient life.We're in the midst of the largest known outbreak of monkeypox. The virus is endemic to Central and West Africa, but has begun to spread to the rest of the world, with 170 cases now confirmed. The team examines the likelihood of this virus becoming the next global pandemic.On the pod are Rowan Hooper, Penny Sarchet, Jacob Aron and Corryn Wetzel. To read about these stories and much more, subscribe at newscientist.com/podcasts.Events and discount codes:Free giveaway: newscientist.com/4weeksfree20% Discount: newscientist.com/pod20 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Führung & Sicherheit | Präsenzielle Führung!®
Expert Talk with Dr David Rubens & Anton Doerig: Success, Risk, Crisis Management, and so much more!

Führung & Sicherheit | Präsenzielle Führung!®

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 68:25


An international EXPERT TALK (in English) on my podcast channel with Dr David Rubens and Anton Doerig on the topics of leadership and safety & security. Today, in this guest interview, we learn a few things about the topics of risk & crisis management, corporate security, and the experiences of David Rubens. There are a lot of news, interesting stuff, and even more "golden nuggets" for the listeners of this special episode. – And still a few "laughs" about my second, full show as host in English, as well. ;o) Information about Dr David Rubens: Dr David Rubens is a recognised authority on the strategic management of complex events, particularly within a multi-agency crisis management framework. He offers a combination of doctoral level academic research and teaching, strong commercial, operational and project management experience and government-level and C-Suite consultancy across SE Asia, Middle East, Latin America and East and West Africa. He holds a doctorate in security and risk management from University of Portsmouth. He is currently an Associate Lecturer at UoP, having previously been a Visiting Lecturer and Dissertation Supervisor on the Leicester University ‘Security, Policing and Terrorism' MSc programme, and a Visiting Lecturer on the Strategic Leadership programme at Cranfield University, where he lectured on terrorism and public policy, and strategic management of complex operations. ... And much more you will find on his LinkedIn profile or the other websites behind: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-david-... https://theisrm.org/ https://www.deltar-consultants.com/ ------------------------------ PLEASE: If you liked this podcast in general or this episode, please leave a 5* rating, feedback and subscribe to this podcast here. – It doesn't take much (1-2'), but everyone can benefit! – THANKS! ------------------------------- My NEW BOOK: "LEADERSHIP. SAFE & SECURE." Get your copy right now! www.leadershipsafesecure.com More information about me: www.anton-doerig.ch/english-summarized/ --------------------------------

Front Burner
Monkeypox: Everything you need to know

Front Burner

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 22:53


Monkeypox was first detected in humans in 1970, but it has rarely spread beyond Central and West Africa, until now. As of Tuesday, 17 countries where the virus is not endemic have reported at least one case, including Canada. Given that COVID-19 is still a part of our day-to-day lives, the threat of another infectious disease spreading at a rapid rate feels unsettling at best. While there are many reasons to be aware of monkeypox, its symptoms and how it spreads, there are also plenty of reasons not to panic. Today on Front Burner, Dr. Boghuma Titanji, an infectious diseases doctor and scientist from Cameroon who is currently based at Emory University in Atlanta, delivers a primer on what you need to know about monkeypox. She also dispels some rumours about how it spreads and explains where we go from here.

Post Reports
Monkeypox: Should we be worried?

Post Reports

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 30:08


Today on Post Reports, what to know about monkeypox and how prepared the United States is for future pandemics. Plus, in New Orleans, the return of a beloved Mardi Gras tradition.Read more:What is monkeypox, and how concerned should we be about the virus? Cameron Wolfe, an infectious-disease expert at Duke University, explains what we know about the rare virus, now confirmed in the United States and Europe. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an alert late last week, urging doctors and health departments to be vigilant. Monkeypox, which can be passed to animals and humans, is usually found in Central and West Africa. But many of the recent cases cropping up in the United Kingdom, France and elsewhere suggest the virus may be spreading through the community. Plus, in New Orleans, the Mardi Gras Indians are back in a big way.

LifeTalk with Michelle McKinney Hammond

SHOP MMH MERCH: https://teespring.com/stores/mmh-merchAs a bestselling author, speaker, singer/songwriter and television presenter, Michelle has authored over 40 books (selling over two million copies worldwide), including best-selling titles The Diva Principle, Sassy, Single and Satisfied, 101 Ways to Get and Keep His Attention, and Secrets of an Irresistible Woman. A gifted vocalist, Michelle has recorded four solo CD's, It's Amazing, Let's Go In, Come Let Us Worship, and With Love. She co-hosted the Emmy Award-winning television talk show Aspiring Women for ten years and compliment 3D Woman for two years. She presently resides in Ghana, West Africa where she is the visionary for a music ministry called Relevance. They have released three Albums FOREVER, THE GREATEST GIFT AND  FOR LOVE SAKE.Support the show

Business Daily
The women leading Africa's FinTech boom

Business Daily

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 17:26


Finance has traditionally been dominated by men. But now that's starting to change. We talk to the female entrepreneurs in Africa who are using financial technology to give more people access to money and services - through apps, payment platforms and chatbots. Odunayo Eweniyi is the co-founder of Piggyvest in Nigeria, the first ever online app for personal savings and investment in West Africa. She tells us how she came up with the idea and how she's using FirstCheck Africa, an angel fund for women entrepreneurs, to help others. Jihan Abass, the founder and CEO of Griffin insurance, Kenya's first digital-only car insurance company, tells us about her ambitious plans to expand. Ethel Cofie, the boss of Edel Technology Consulting, who's been named as one of the top 5 women influencing technology in Africa, gives her advice to women starting out in tech. She's set up a support network, Women in Tech Africa. We also visit a coding bootcamp for young women in Ghana, called Developers in Vogue. Its founder, Ivy Barley, tells us why she set it up and we hear from the students about the difference it's made to their lives. Presenter and producer: Jo Critcher (Picture: Students at Developers in Vogue coding bootcamp in Ghana; Credit: Developers in Vogue)

Daily News Brief
Daily News Brief for Monday, May 23rd, 2022

Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 18:30


This is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief for Monday, May 23rd. 2022. We’re finally back after a week in the Valley of the Sun, also known as Phoenix Arizona… We were down filming a TV show with our corporate sponsors Aromored Republic, as well as wrapping up our CrossPolitic Liberty Tour, where we discussed the five stones of true liberty… because we have giants to slay in our land. You can find the show on our app, as it was our Sunday Special… and with guys like Jeff Durbin, Delano Squires, and Dr. James White on the stage, you’ll want to check it out. So here’s what you guys missed over the weekend… First, have you guys heard there’s this scary new virus on the loose? The WHO, or World Health Organization seems to think we should be terrified of it. Well according to CNBC, the Monkey Pox is spreading primarily through sex… but not just any sex…. It’s primarily spreading through homosexuals… That’s right folks, monkey pox is here, and we’ve rolled out the rainbow carpet for it… Biden says everyone needs to be concerned… https://www.cnbc.com/2022/05/23/monkeypox-outbreak-is-primarily-spreading-through-sex-who-officials-say.html Monkeypox: 'Everybody should be concerned,' says Joe Biden Play whole clip. Well you heard it there, Biden says everyone should be concerned about it, therefore, it’s probably nothing to be concerned about… the article from CNBC reads, An outbreak of the monkeypox virus in North America and Europe is primarily spreading through sex among men with about 200 confirmed and suspected cases across at least a dozen countries, World Health Organization officials said Monday. The outbreak has quickly advanced across Europe and North America over the last week and is expected to be far more widespread as more doctors look for the signs and symptoms. Two confirmed and one suspected case of monkeypox in the U.K. were reported to the WHO just 10 days ago, the first cases this year outside of Africa where the virus has generally circulated at low levels over the last 40 years, the organization said. European nations have confirmed dozens of cases in what’s become the largest outbreak of monkeypox ever on the continent, according to the German military. The U.S. and has confirmed at least two cases and Canada has confirmed at least five so far. Belgium just introduced a mandatory 21-day quarantine for monkeypox patients. While we’re on it, Belgium recently hosted a gay-fetish festival called The Darklands Festival… Well, organizers of a fetish festival in Belgium are warning attendees of possible exposure to monkeypox after public health officials linked three cases to the event that recently concluded in Antwerp. The Darklands Festival posted the notice on its website on Friday, the same day Belgian public health officials confirmed cases of the rare viral disease. The announcement comes amid growing concern from scientists about the spread of monkeypox, which is commonly found in tropical rainforests in Central and West Africa, and is now being reported in Europe. Darklands is a four-day event catered toward gay men that includes a daytime festival, several nighttime parties, as well as education and shopping that features "an extraordinary selection for fetish retailers at the gear market," according to its website. The festival concluded on May 9. I won’t go into details on this festival, but you can imagine that numerous forms of debauchery and lust, were taking place… Portugal has 21 known cases, most of them were linked to the festival. Spain was also linked to the Monkey Pox with 21 confirmed cases, most of them, linked with a gay sauna… also known as a sauna… Sky News recently released some fear porn of their own, and spoke on the higher chance of gay men getting the virus. Monkeypox: What you need to know Play 1:57-2:54 Ah yes, it has to be balanced with the stigma, of accurate science… The WHO convened an emergency meeting this weekend via video conference to look at the virus, identify those most at risk and study its transmission. The organization will hold a second global meeting on monkeypox next week to more thoroughly study the risks and treatments available to fight the virus. While the virus itself is not a sexually transmitted infection, the most recent surge in cases appears to have been spread among men who have sex with other men, WHO officials said, emphasizing that anyone can contract monkeypox. The virus is spread through close contact with people, animals or material infected with the virus. It enters the body through broken skin, the respiratory tract, the eyes, nose and mouth. Though human-to-human transmission is believed to occur through respiratory droplets as well, that method requires prolonged face-to-face contact because the droplets cannot travel more than a few feet, according to the CDC. It should also be noted, that this particular strain of monkey pox, has a mortality rate, of less than 1%... and by the way, there was an outbreak of monkey pox before! Back in 2003, there were 47 confirmed cases in the U.S., and it was the first time monkey pox was found outside of Africa. The more you know! By the way, the New York Department of Health, is suggesting that masks can help protect from monkey pox… who could’ve seen this coming? I won’t get into it on this show, but you can find the link in the show notes. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/monkeypox-new-york-city-virus-masks-b2084287.html Changing topics here… Did you know that more than 75% of those raised in evangelical, Presbyterian, and Reformed churches don’t pursue any kind of Christian higher education? Surprising isn’t it. Cornerstone Work & Worldview Institute is seeking to provide a new, exciting, and affordable option for Christians. Their mission is to build Kingdom culture in the workplace by equipping their students in a Trinitarian worldview and vocational competencies. Their low-cost full-time program offers integrative course modules, internships, and mentoring so their students can finish debt-free with vocational preparation, a robust faith, and financial potential to build strong godly families and homes rooted in their communities and churches long-term. Visit their website at www.cornerstonework.org to find out more about enrolling. Alright, back to the former vice president Joe Biden, Biden says US will 'militarily' defend Taiwan against China if they invade. Whoa… according to the Post Millenial, President Joe Biden stated unequivocally that the US would intervene militarily on behalf of Taiwan should China invade its territory. Biden was speaking in Tokyo at a conference with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. Noting that the US didn't want to "get involved in the Ukraine conflict militarily for obvious reasons," a reporter asked "are you willing to get involved militarily to defend Taiwan if it comes to that?" Here’s how he responded: Biden: US would defend Taiwan militarily Play full clip: Past presidents have offered what The New York Times calls "strategic ambiguity" when confronted with questions about a military response to a potential Chinese invasion of Taiwan. Apparently Biden's staff was also surprised with the outright admission that the US would offer more than aid to Taiwan, as has been done in Ukraine, but actual military assistance further than arms and resources. The US had been walking a fine line up to this point, with statements about support for Taiwan, without saying exactly what that support would entail. This statement from Biden represents a departure in message from the White House. A statement from the White House sought to backtrack the President's comments, in a move that the press has become accustomed to over the past year and a half since Biden took office. Well hey, if there’s one thing that Taiwan can trust, it’s the words from our government. I mean, look at Afghanistan, or Ukraine… the U.S. never goes back on its word… It was in August that, after a similar statement by Biden that the US "would respond" if there were an attack against Taiwan, staff claimed that Biden was not changing the policy of the US. He had said then that the US has a "commitment" to defend Taiwan. If China were to invade Taiwan while the US were still supplying weapons to Ukraine to fight off their Russian aggressors, the US would be engaged in conflict against their greatest global rivals, Russia and China, at the same time, on two continents. Taiwan was pleased with Biden's remarks. Taiwan's Foreign Ministry expressed "gratitude" for the statement, the Times reported, for Biden's "rock-solid commitment to Taiwan." It was in October that they asked for help, saying that it was preparing for war against China. This was after the Chinese military sent a total of 52 aircraft into Taiwanese air space. In July 2021, Chinese state media published their "three-stage" plan for an invasion of Taiwan. That plan involved ballistic missiles, fighter jet attacks, and amphibious landings on Taiwan's beaches. Japan would perhaps join the US in defending Taiwan should the need arise, though leaders from that nation made no statement so bold as Biden's. The US Congress approved $40 billion in aid and weapons to Ukraine last week, and the Pentagon approved an additional $100 million in arms. This year our national conference is in Knoxville, TN October 6th-8th. The theme of this year’s conference is Lies, Propaganda, Storytelling and the Serrated Edge. Satan is the father of lies, and the mother of those lies is a government who has rejected God. We have especially been lied to these last two years, and the COVIDpanic has been one of the central mechanisms that our government has used to lie to us and to grab more power. Because Christians have not been reading their bibles, we are susceptible to lies and weak in our ability to fight these lies. God has given us His word to fight Satan and his lies, and we need to recover all of God’s word, its serrated edge and all. Mark your calendars for October 6th-8th, as we fight, laugh and feast with fellowship, beer and Psalms, our amazing lineup of speakers, hanging with our awesome vendors, meeting new friends, and more. Early bird tickets sale now!. San Francisco Archbishop bars Nancy Pelosi from Communion over abortion stance https://nypost.com/2022/05/20/san-francisco-archbishop-bars-pelosi-from-communion-over-abortion/?fbclid=IwAR0D804Pqq8W9u8YChrUfOxVPX7rJ2LcRmr7Kv48rjyO78XhUDeVhMaSnW0 San Francisco’s Roman Catholic archbishop has banned House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) from receiving Holy Communion during Mass until she repents of her public pro-abortion stance. “A Catholic legislator who supports procured abortion, after knowing the teaching of the Church, commits a manifestly grave sin which is a cause of most serious scandal to others,” Ssalvatore Cordileone wrote in a public notification Friday. “Therefore, universal Church law provides that such persons ‘are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.'” “I am hereby notifying you that you are not to present yourself for Holy Communion and, should you do so, you are not to be admitted to Holy Communion, until such time as you publically repudiate your advocacy for the legitimacy of abortion and confess and receive absolution of this grave sin in the sacrament of Penance,” the 65-year-old clergyman wrote. Cordileone noted that while he and Pelosi had discussed the issue in the past, the archbishop has “not received such an accommodation to my many requests” to speak again following the September passage of a controversial Texas abortion law which bans abortions after a heart beat is detected – usually at six weeks. At that time, Pelosi vowed to codify the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade ruling into federal law. In recent weeks, Pelosi has doubled down on that stance in light of a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion that indicated Roe will be overturned later this year. The archbishop noted that he will “continue to offer up prayer and fasting” for the Speaker in the coming weeks. Pelosi’s office did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment. Federal judge strikes down Tennessee's transgender bathroom sign law https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-politics-and-policy/judge-strikes-tennessees-transgender-bathroom-sign-law-rcna29267 Let’s take a dip back into the pool of gender insanity shall we? According to NBC News, A federal judge struck down a Tennessee law Tuesday that would have required businesses in the state to post warning notices on their public restrooms if they have policies allowing transgender patrons to use the facilities that match their gender identities. The American Civil Liberties Union challenged the law in June on behalf of two business owners — the owner of Sanctuary, a performing arts and community center in Chattanooga, and the owner of Fido, a restaurant in Nashville, among other businesses. The law went into effect on July 1, but U.S. District Judge Aleta A. Trauger issued a preliminary injunction against it a week later. Then on Tuesday, Trauger permanently blocked the law by granting the ACLU's motion for summary judgment, which asks a court to decide a case without a full trial. She wrote in a 40-page decision that the law violates the First Amendment of the Constitution because it compels speech that is controversial and with which the plaintiffs disagree. The law required business owners with even informal policies that allow people to use whichever bathroom they want to post a sign that reads, “This facility maintains a policy of allowing the use of restrooms by either biological sex regardless of the designation on the restroom,” at the entrances of single-sex public restrooms, locker rooms, dressing areas or other facilities that are “designated for a specific biological sex ... where a person would have a reasonable expectation of privacy.” The law said the sign must be at least 8 inches wide and 6 inches tall and use the colors red and yellow, with a boldface typeface, among other requirements. Representatives for the state argued that the law is a "content-neutral" rule meant to clarify restroom signage and is not meant to be an endorsement of how gender identity should be understood, according to the opinion. The ACLU's clients, they argued, have “imagined an idiosyncratic, hidden undertone to the [required] signage.” Trauger, who was appointed to the court by President Bill Clinton, disagreed, noting that the government's preferred view of how gender works — that it is dictated by "biological sex," which is assigned at birth and is limited to male or female — is contested. This has been your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief… if you liked the show, share it far and wide, as that helps us as a show grow! You could also sign up as a club member, and join the Fight Laugh Feast army! And as always, if you’re a business owner, or CEO who wants to talk about partnering with CrossPolitic, let’s talk… email me at garrison@fightlaughfeast.com. For CrossPolitic News, I’m Garrison Hardie. Have a great rest of your day, and Lord bless.

CrossPolitic Studios
Daily News Brief for Monday, May 23rd, 2022 [Daily News Brief]

CrossPolitic Studios

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 18:30


This is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief for Monday, May 23rd. 2022. We’re finally back after a week in the Valley of the Sun, also known as Phoenix Arizona… We were down filming a TV show with our corporate sponsors Aromored Republic, as well as wrapping up our CrossPolitic Liberty Tour, where we discussed the five stones of true liberty… because we have giants to slay in our land. You can find the show on our app, as it was our Sunday Special… and with guys like Jeff Durbin, Delano Squires, and Dr. James White on the stage, you’ll want to check it out. So here’s what you guys missed over the weekend… First, have you guys heard there’s this scary new virus on the loose? The WHO, or World Health Organization seems to think we should be terrified of it. Well according to CNBC, the Monkey Pox is spreading primarily through sex… but not just any sex…. It’s primarily spreading through homosexuals… That’s right folks, monkey pox is here, and we’ve rolled out the rainbow carpet for it… Biden says everyone needs to be concerned… https://www.cnbc.com/2022/05/23/monkeypox-outbreak-is-primarily-spreading-through-sex-who-officials-say.html Monkeypox: 'Everybody should be concerned,' says Joe Biden Play whole clip. Well you heard it there, Biden says everyone should be concerned about it, therefore, it’s probably nothing to be concerned about… the article from CNBC reads, An outbreak of the monkeypox virus in North America and Europe is primarily spreading through sex among men with about 200 confirmed and suspected cases across at least a dozen countries, World Health Organization officials said Monday. The outbreak has quickly advanced across Europe and North America over the last week and is expected to be far more widespread as more doctors look for the signs and symptoms. Two confirmed and one suspected case of monkeypox in the U.K. were reported to the WHO just 10 days ago, the first cases this year outside of Africa where the virus has generally circulated at low levels over the last 40 years, the organization said. European nations have confirmed dozens of cases in what’s become the largest outbreak of monkeypox ever on the continent, according to the German military. The U.S. and has confirmed at least two cases and Canada has confirmed at least five so far. Belgium just introduced a mandatory 21-day quarantine for monkeypox patients. While we’re on it, Belgium recently hosted a gay-fetish festival called The Darklands Festival… Well, organizers of a fetish festival in Belgium are warning attendees of possible exposure to monkeypox after public health officials linked three cases to the event that recently concluded in Antwerp. The Darklands Festival posted the notice on its website on Friday, the same day Belgian public health officials confirmed cases of the rare viral disease. The announcement comes amid growing concern from scientists about the spread of monkeypox, which is commonly found in tropical rainforests in Central and West Africa, and is now being reported in Europe. Darklands is a four-day event catered toward gay men that includes a daytime festival, several nighttime parties, as well as education and shopping that features "an extraordinary selection for fetish retailers at the gear market," according to its website. The festival concluded on May 9. I won’t go into details on this festival, but you can imagine that numerous forms of debauchery and lust, were taking place… Portugal has 21 known cases, most of them were linked to the festival. Spain was also linked to the Monkey Pox with 21 confirmed cases, most of them, linked with a gay sauna… also known as a sauna… Sky News recently released some fear porn of their own, and spoke on the higher chance of gay men getting the virus. Monkeypox: What you need to know Play 1:57-2:54 Ah yes, it has to be balanced with the stigma, of accurate science… The WHO convened an emergency meeting this weekend via video conference to look at the virus, identify those most at risk and study its transmission. The organization will hold a second global meeting on monkeypox next week to more thoroughly study the risks and treatments available to fight the virus. While the virus itself is not a sexually transmitted infection, the most recent surge in cases appears to have been spread among men who have sex with other men, WHO officials said, emphasizing that anyone can contract monkeypox. The virus is spread through close contact with people, animals or material infected with the virus. It enters the body through broken skin, the respiratory tract, the eyes, nose and mouth. Though human-to-human transmission is believed to occur through respiratory droplets as well, that method requires prolonged face-to-face contact because the droplets cannot travel more than a few feet, according to the CDC. It should also be noted, that this particular strain of monkey pox, has a mortality rate, of less than 1%... and by the way, there was an outbreak of monkey pox before! Back in 2003, there were 47 confirmed cases in the U.S., and it was the first time monkey pox was found outside of Africa. The more you know! By the way, the New York Department of Health, is suggesting that masks can help protect from monkey pox… who could’ve seen this coming? I won’t get into it on this show, but you can find the link in the show notes. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/monkeypox-new-york-city-virus-masks-b2084287.html Changing topics here… Did you know that more than 75% of those raised in evangelical, Presbyterian, and Reformed churches don’t pursue any kind of Christian higher education? Surprising isn’t it. Cornerstone Work & Worldview Institute is seeking to provide a new, exciting, and affordable option for Christians. Their mission is to build Kingdom culture in the workplace by equipping their students in a Trinitarian worldview and vocational competencies. Their low-cost full-time program offers integrative course modules, internships, and mentoring so their students can finish debt-free with vocational preparation, a robust faith, and financial potential to build strong godly families and homes rooted in their communities and churches long-term. Visit their website at www.cornerstonework.org to find out more about enrolling. Alright, back to the former vice president Joe Biden, Biden says US will 'militarily' defend Taiwan against China if they invade. Whoa… according to the Post Millenial, President Joe Biden stated unequivocally that the US would intervene militarily on behalf of Taiwan should China invade its territory. Biden was speaking in Tokyo at a conference with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. Noting that the US didn't want to "get involved in the Ukraine conflict militarily for obvious reasons," a reporter asked "are you willing to get involved militarily to defend Taiwan if it comes to that?" Here’s how he responded: Biden: US would defend Taiwan militarily Play full clip: Past presidents have offered what The New York Times calls "strategic ambiguity" when confronted with questions about a military response to a potential Chinese invasion of Taiwan. Apparently Biden's staff was also surprised with the outright admission that the US would offer more than aid to Taiwan, as has been done in Ukraine, but actual military assistance further than arms and resources. The US had been walking a fine line up to this point, with statements about support for Taiwan, without saying exactly what that support would entail. This statement from Biden represents a departure in message from the White House. A statement from the White House sought to backtrack the President's comments, in a move that the press has become accustomed to over the past year and a half since Biden took office. Well hey, if there’s one thing that Taiwan can trust, it’s the words from our government. I mean, look at Afghanistan, or Ukraine… the U.S. never goes back on its word… It was in August that, after a similar statement by Biden that the US "would respond" if there were an attack against Taiwan, staff claimed that Biden was not changing the policy of the US. He had said then that the US has a "commitment" to defend Taiwan. If China were to invade Taiwan while the US were still supplying weapons to Ukraine to fight off their Russian aggressors, the US would be engaged in conflict against their greatest global rivals, Russia and China, at the same time, on two continents. Taiwan was pleased with Biden's remarks. Taiwan's Foreign Ministry expressed "gratitude" for the statement, the Times reported, for Biden's "rock-solid commitment to Taiwan." It was in October that they asked for help, saying that it was preparing for war against China. This was after the Chinese military sent a total of 52 aircraft into Taiwanese air space. In July 2021, Chinese state media published their "three-stage" plan for an invasion of Taiwan. That plan involved ballistic missiles, fighter jet attacks, and amphibious landings on Taiwan's beaches. Japan would perhaps join the US in defending Taiwan should the need arise, though leaders from that nation made no statement so bold as Biden's. The US Congress approved $40 billion in aid and weapons to Ukraine last week, and the Pentagon approved an additional $100 million in arms. This year our national conference is in Knoxville, TN October 6th-8th. The theme of this year’s conference is Lies, Propaganda, Storytelling and the Serrated Edge. Satan is the father of lies, and the mother of those lies is a government who has rejected God. We have especially been lied to these last two years, and the COVIDpanic has been one of the central mechanisms that our government has used to lie to us and to grab more power. Because Christians have not been reading their bibles, we are susceptible to lies and weak in our ability to fight these lies. God has given us His word to fight Satan and his lies, and we need to recover all of God’s word, its serrated edge and all. Mark your calendars for October 6th-8th, as we fight, laugh and feast with fellowship, beer and Psalms, our amazing lineup of speakers, hanging with our awesome vendors, meeting new friends, and more. Early bird tickets sale now!. San Francisco Archbishop bars Nancy Pelosi from Communion over abortion stance https://nypost.com/2022/05/20/san-francisco-archbishop-bars-pelosi-from-communion-over-abortion/?fbclid=IwAR0D804Pqq8W9u8YChrUfOxVPX7rJ2LcRmr7Kv48rjyO78XhUDeVhMaSnW0 San Francisco’s Roman Catholic archbishop has banned House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) from receiving Holy Communion during Mass until she repents of her public pro-abortion stance. “A Catholic legislator who supports procured abortion, after knowing the teaching of the Church, commits a manifestly grave sin which is a cause of most serious scandal to others,” Ssalvatore Cordileone wrote in a public notification Friday. “Therefore, universal Church law provides that such persons ‘are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.'” “I am hereby notifying you that you are not to present yourself for Holy Communion and, should you do so, you are not to be admitted to Holy Communion, until such time as you publically repudiate your advocacy for the legitimacy of abortion and confess and receive absolution of this grave sin in the sacrament of Penance,” the 65-year-old clergyman wrote. Cordileone noted that while he and Pelosi had discussed the issue in the past, the archbishop has “not received such an accommodation to my many requests” to speak again following the September passage of a controversial Texas abortion law which bans abortions after a heart beat is detected – usually at six weeks. At that time, Pelosi vowed to codify the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade ruling into federal law. In recent weeks, Pelosi has doubled down on that stance in light of a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion that indicated Roe will be overturned later this year. The archbishop noted that he will “continue to offer up prayer and fasting” for the Speaker in the coming weeks. Pelosi’s office did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment. Federal judge strikes down Tennessee's transgender bathroom sign law https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-politics-and-policy/judge-strikes-tennessees-transgender-bathroom-sign-law-rcna29267 Let’s take a dip back into the pool of gender insanity shall we? According to NBC News, A federal judge struck down a Tennessee law Tuesday that would have required businesses in the state to post warning notices on their public restrooms if they have policies allowing transgender patrons to use the facilities that match their gender identities. The American Civil Liberties Union challenged the law in June on behalf of two business owners — the owner of Sanctuary, a performing arts and community center in Chattanooga, and the owner of Fido, a restaurant in Nashville, among other businesses. The law went into effect on July 1, but U.S. District Judge Aleta A. Trauger issued a preliminary injunction against it a week later. Then on Tuesday, Trauger permanently blocked the law by granting the ACLU's motion for summary judgment, which asks a court to decide a case without a full trial. She wrote in a 40-page decision that the law violates the First Amendment of the Constitution because it compels speech that is controversial and with which the plaintiffs disagree. The law required business owners with even informal policies that allow people to use whichever bathroom they want to post a sign that reads, “This facility maintains a policy of allowing the use of restrooms by either biological sex regardless of the designation on the restroom,” at the entrances of single-sex public restrooms, locker rooms, dressing areas or other facilities that are “designated for a specific biological sex ... where a person would have a reasonable expectation of privacy.” The law said the sign must be at least 8 inches wide and 6 inches tall and use the colors red and yellow, with a boldface typeface, among other requirements. Representatives for the state argued that the law is a "content-neutral" rule meant to clarify restroom signage and is not meant to be an endorsement of how gender identity should be understood, according to the opinion. The ACLU's clients, they argued, have “imagined an idiosyncratic, hidden undertone to the [required] signage.” Trauger, who was appointed to the court by President Bill Clinton, disagreed, noting that the government's preferred view of how gender works — that it is dictated by "biological sex," which is assigned at birth and is limited to male or female — is contested. This has been your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief… if you liked the show, share it far and wide, as that helps us as a show grow! You could also sign up as a club member, and join the Fight Laugh Feast army! And as always, if you’re a business owner, or CEO who wants to talk about partnering with CrossPolitic, let’s talk… email me at garrison@fightlaughfeast.com. For CrossPolitic News, I’m Garrison Hardie. Have a great rest of your day, and Lord bless.

Engineering Influence from ACEC
A Conversation with Scott Harrison, Founder of Charity: Water

Engineering Influence from ACEC

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 18:03


  Engineering Influence was pleased to be joined by Scott Harrison, founder and CEO of Charity: Water—a non-profit organization that provides drinking water to people in developing nations.  Scott kicked off our Annual Convention on Sunday evening with a fantastic presentation that resonated with our audience of engineers.  The message was simple - in 2022 there is no reason why people still don't have access to clean water.  That sounds like a problem fit for the mind of an engineer - a critical problem to solve for society. Harrison began his journey as a former nightclub promoter in New York City.  Leaving that life behind, he became a volunteer on a hospital ship off the coast of Liberia, West Africa as a photojournalist. Returning to New York City in 2006, he founded Charity:water and focused his full attention on the global water crisis and the world's 663 million people without clean water to drink. Since its inception, Charity:water has funded more than 91,000 water projects in 29 countries benefiting nearly 15 million people. Scott has been recognized in Fortune magazine's 40 under 40 list; Forbes magazine Impact 30 list and has also been recognized as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.

Hot Off The Wire
Pfizer says vaccine protects kids under 5; baby formula arrives; Biden says U.S. would defend Taiwan | Top headlines for May 23, 2022

Hot Off The Wire

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 9:46


Pfizer says three small doses of its COVID-19 vaccine protect kids under 5 and that it plans to give the data to U.S. regulators later this week. It's the latest step toward letting the littlest kids get the shots. The 18 million tots under 5 are the only group in the U.S. not yet eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. The Food and Drug Administration has begun evaluating data from rival Moderna. That company hopes to offer two kid-sized shots by summer. The FDA has set tentative dates next month for its scientific advisers to publicly debate data from Pfizer and Moderna. A military plane carrying enough specialty infant formula for more than half a million baby bottles arrived Sunday in Indianapolis. It's the first of several flights expected from Europe aimed at relieving a shortage that has sent parents scrambling to find enough to feed their children. President Joe Biden authorized the use of Air Force planes for the effort, dubbed “Operation Fly Formula,” because no commercial flights were available. The nationwide shortage of formula follows the closure of the largest domestic manufacturing plant in Michigan in February due to safety issues. President Joe Biden says the U.S. would intervene militarily if China were to invade Taiwan. It was one of the most forceful presidential statements in support of self-governing in decades. Biden spoke at a news conference in Tokyo and said the burden to protect Taiwan was “even stronger” after Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The U.S. traditionally has avoided making such an explicit security guarantee to Taiwan, with which it no longer has a mutual defense treaty. Biden's comments were likely to draw a sharp response from the mainland, which has claimed Taiwan to be a rogue province. Biden has launched a new trade deal with 12 Indo-Pacific nations aimed at strengthening their economies as he warns Americans worried about high inflation that it is “going to be a haul” before they feel relief. The president says he does not believe an economic recession is inevitable in the U.S. Biden spoke at a news conference in Toyko after holding talks with Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. The U.N. refugee agency says that the number of people forced to flee conflict, violence, human rights violations and persecution has crossed the milestone of 100 million for the first time on record, propelled by the war in Ukraine and other deadly conflicts. The UNHCR said Monday that the number of forcibly displaced people worldwide rose toward 90 million by the end of 2021, propelled by new waves of violence or protracted conflict in countries including Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Myanmar, Nigeria, Afghanistan and Congo. Since then, the war in Ukraine has forced more than 6 million people to flee the country and a further 8 million are displaced within Ukraine. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is calling for “maximum” sanctions against Russia during a virtual speech at the World Economic Forum gathering in Davos, Switzerland. He said Monday that sanctions need to go further to stop Russia's aggression, including an oil embargo, blocking all of its banks and cutting off trade with Russia completely. Zelenskyy also says Ukraine needs at least $5 billion per month. A Ukrainian court has sentenced a 21-year-old Russian soldier to life in prison for killing a Ukrainian civilian. It is the first conviction for war crimes since Russia's invasion three months ago. The soldier had pleaded guilty and testified that he shot the man after being ordered to do so. The sentencing came as the United Nations said the 3-month-old war has helped push the number of people displaced worldwide to the highest level on record level. The Warriors are in total control of the Western Conference finals, Justin Thomas wins in overtime, the Lightning go up 3-0, the Rangers avoid an 0-3 hole, the Oilers control their series and the Padres blast the Giants. The head of the World Health Organization has warned that the COVID-19 pandemic is “most certainly not over” despite a decline in reported cases since the peak of the omicron wave. He told governments on Sunday that “we lower our guard at our peril.” The U.N. health agency's director-general told officials gathered in Geneva for the opening of the WHO's annual meeting that “declining testing and sequencing means we are blinding ourselves to the evolution of the virus.” The WHO leader noted that almost 1 billion people in lower-income countries still haven't been vaccinated and said vaccine hesitancy around the world has been fueled by “disinformation.” The White House is planning for what it calls “dire” contingencies that could include rationing supplies of vaccines and treatments this fall if Congress doesn't approve more money for fighting COVID-19. Biden administration officials have been warning for weeks that the country has spent nearly all the money approved for COVID-19 response. The administration faces critical decisions about how to spend what's left. It's weighing whether to use it to secure the next generation of vaccines to protect the highest risk populations or to prioritize highly effective therapies to reduce the risks of severe illness and death. Rationing could expose even the most vulnerable to shortages. The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are advising consumers to double-check their jars of Jif peanut butter. Jif's creamy, crunchy, natural and reduced fat peanut butters have been linked to a salmonella outbreak across 12 states that has left 14 ill, with two people being hospitalized. Side effects from salmonella poisoning include fever, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. The J.M. Smucker Co. announced a voluntary recall Friday of some Jif peanut butter products for potential salmonella contamination. The company says jars with lot codes 1274425 through 2140425 have been recalled and should be discarded. Jif is sold at retailers nationwide. Scientists who have monitored numerous outbreaks of monkeypox in Africa say they are baffled by the disease's recent spread in Europe and North America. Cases of the smallpox-related disease haven't previously been seen among people with no links to central and West Africa. But in the past week, Britain, Spain, Portugal, Italy, the United States, Sweden and Canada have all reported infections, mostly in young men who hadn't traveled to Africa. On Friday, France, Germany, Belgium and Australia all confirmed their first cases of monkeypox. One of the theories British health officials are exploring is whether the disease is being sexually transmitted. Kate McKinnon and Pete Davidson are among those departing from “Saturday Night Live,” leaving the sketch institution without arguably its two most famous names after Saturday's finale of its 47th season. Aidy Bryant and Kyle Mooney will also leave the cast after the episode hosted by Natasha Lyonne. The 38-year-old McKinnon won two Emmys in her 10 seasons on the show, during which her impressions included Hillary Clinton and former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Her comic chops with characters frequently drove castmates and hosts to lose it live on air. The 28-year-old Davidson joined the cast in 2014 and has appeared in eight seasons. —The Associated Press See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Torpedo Swimtalk
Torpedo Swimtalk with Angelika Ouedraogo - Triple Olympian and Masters Swimmer

Torpedo Swimtalk

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 40:10


It takes a lot of determination and hard work to swim at the Olympics, when you don't have a 50m pool to train in! That's just part of the story for Angelika Ouedraogo from Burkina Faso in West Africa, who has represented her country at 3 x Olympic Games and now studies and swim masters in the US. We chatted about all this and much more in this episode. I loved hearing about Angelika's outlook on masters swimming and the joy she has in racing and continuing to look for ways to improve. And look out for Angelika in Paris in 2024, as she continues to strive towards a 4th Olympics!Connect with Angelika:Facebook: Angelika Sita OuedraogoInstagram: @angelikasitaConnect with Torpedo Swimtalk:https://torpedoswimtalk.comSign up for our newsletter:https://www.torpedoswimtalk.com/contact

Pan-African Journal
Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

Pan-African Journal

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 195:00


Listen to the Sat. May 21, 2022 edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our regular PANW report with dispatches on the growing threat of food insecurity in West Africa impacting millions of people; there have more attacks against military personnel in the West African state of Burkina Faso; indigenous people in the South American state of Brazil have reportedly convinced several multinational mining firms to end their operations in the Amazon region; and the European Union states are facing a burgeoning energy crisis resulting from sanctions related to the war in Ukraine. In the second hour we look at the current escalating rates of inflation and their impact on South Africa. Also we examine in-depth the food crisis on the African continent. Finally, we review developments surrounding the recent massacre of African Americans in Buffalo, New York.

The Best of The 'X' Zone Radio/TV Show with Rob McConnell
Rob McConnell Interviews - JOHN PRESS - Culturism Is A Word, A Value, Our Future

The Best of The 'X' Zone Radio/TV Show with Rob McConnell

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 45:19


John Kenneth Press was born on May 22nd, 1964. His parents were hippies of a sort. For one thing they named him after John F. Kennedy who had been shot six months before his birth. He grew up in Venice Beach and Santa Monica California. His parents participated in the divorce trend when he was eleven. This caused his young life to sputter a bit. We can see from the biography so far that the greater trends of society are not impersonal. Before and after graduating from high school, John played music in the Los Angeles punk rock scene. He eventually played with members of Sonic Youth, Red Cross and Nirvana. These were, however, short lived experiences. After completing a solo recording in which he played all of the instruments Press traveled for a year and a half. Visiting Europe, West Africa, Israel and Egypt made quite an impression on him. He lived with Muslim cults, saw great art, and was turned rightward politically. Upon returning to Los Angeles he joined the famed cult glam group the Groovie Ghoulies. But this short stay was interrupted when he moved to San Jose to pursue a degree in psychology and two teaching credentials. He had adopted, at this point, a love of capitalism, which was soon to be nearly entirely reversed. - To Listen To 'X' Zone Archives Go To www.xzonepodcast.com*** AND NOW ***The ‘X' Zone TV Channel on SimulTV - www.simultv.comThe ‘X' Zone TV Channel Radio Feed (Free - No Subscription Required) - https://www.spreaker.com/show/xztv-the-x-zone-tv-show-audio The ‘X' Chronicles Newspaper - www.xchroniclesnewspaper.com (Free)To contact Rob McConnell - misterx@xzoneradiotv.com

The 'X' Zone Radio Show
Rob McConnell Interviews - JOHN PRESS - Culturism Is A Word, A Value, Our Future

The 'X' Zone Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 45:19


John Kenneth Press was born on May 22nd, 1964. His parents were hippies of a sort. For one thing they named him after John F. Kennedy who had been shot six months before his birth. He grew up in Venice Beach and Santa Monica California. His parents participated in the divorce trend when he was eleven. This caused his young life to sputter a bit. We can see from the biography so far that the greater trends of society are not impersonal. Before and after graduating from high school, John played music in the Los Angeles punk rock scene. He eventually played with members of Sonic Youth, Red Cross and Nirvana. These were, however, short lived experiences. After completing a solo recording in which he played all of the instruments Press traveled for a year and a half. Visiting Europe, West Africa, Israel and Egypt made quite an impression on him. He lived with Muslim cults, saw great art, and was turned rightward politically. Upon returning to Los Angeles he joined the famed cult glam group the Groovie Ghoulies. But this short stay was interrupted when he moved to San Jose to pursue a degree in psychology and two teaching credentials. He had adopted, at this point, a love of capitalism, which was soon to be nearly entirely reversed. - To Listen To 'X' Zone Archives Go To www.xzonepodcast.com*** AND NOW ***The ‘X' Zone TV Channel on SimulTV - www.simultv.comThe ‘X' Zone TV Channel Radio Feed (Free - No Subscription Required) - https://www.spreaker.com/show/xztv-the-x-zone-tv-show-audio The ‘X' Chronicles Newspaper - www.xchroniclesnewspaper.com (Free)To contact Rob McConnell - misterx@xzoneradiotv.com

THE NEW BLACK PANTHER PARTY
Smart City Projects in West Africa; Business Opportunities

THE NEW BLACK PANTHER PARTY

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 140:00


Smart City Projects in West Africa; Business Opportunities 

The Drop with Danno on GFN 광주영어방송
2022.05.05 Boogie Chillun Special with Dan Lloyd

The Drop with Danno on GFN 광주영어방송

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 123:30


As broadcast May 5, 2022 with extra spice for your boogie chillun.  Admittedly, our apologies for posting this so late as it got lost in the shuffle, but this is a lovely program broadcast on Children's Day so we thought we'd take dead aim at the exhausted parents who'd put up with a day of taking their wildlings to restaurants and other civilized places while also putting it on for the parents-to-be with a selection of romanticisms, disco funk, and various other love phantasms to help things along.  Dan Lloyd of course joined us once again with a smattering of new rock joints paired with some nostalgic childhood-centered songs from various eras to close things in his own emphatic and creative way.  Get to it, lovers!#feelthegravityTracklisting:Part I (00:00)Aquarium Dream – You're A StarRokk – PatienceTroublemakers – Hum HumThe Brothers – Under My SkinChain Reaction – Search for TomorrowSplit Decision Band – Watchin' OutPart II (30:03)Hailu Mergia – Tezeta (Nostalgia)Gil Scott-Heron – Save The ChildrenChaka Khan & Rufus – Sweet ThingThe Mighty Ryeders – Ain't That Away (to Spend Our Day)Eboni Band – Sing A Happy Song (Shake It Down) Part III (61:11)Don Broco – FingernailsThe Black Keys – It Ain't OverThe Who – The Kids Are AlrightThe Linda Lindas – MagicMetric – All Comes CrashingT-Rex – Children of the Revolution Part IV (91:14)Billie Joe Armstrong – Kids in AmericaThree Days Grace – NeuroticThe Killers – When You Were YoungArcade Fire – Unconditional I (Lookout Kid)Mott the Hoople – All the Young DudesGang of Youths - Brothers 

Dragonfly Tales
Episode 18 - The Starfish

Dragonfly Tales

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 33:20


Welcome to Season 3 of Dragonfly Tales, a story podcast for children (and grown ups) of all ages.This episode, we celebrate Leo's end of his first EVER exams.  And he has chosen to tell a brilliant Anansi story.  Our listeners know Anansi well, as a naughty trickster from the ancient tales of West Africa.  The tales travelled across the ocean to the Caribbean  and on then throughout the whole world.If you want to know more about Anansi and the Ashanti people, you can do so HERE.Emily's story is a tale that was collected by the famous Brothers Grimm, from Germany.  The brothers travelled about, listening to stories that they heard people telling.  They collected them and put them in books.  You can find out more about the Brothers Grimm HERE.   If you would like to tell a tale on the podcast, have a practise at telling a 5minute folktale.  Then you can record it for us (an iPhone works great if you place it on a flat surface and keep one hands width away from the microphone).  You can send it to us by emailing it to emilydragonflytales@gmail.com and we will have a listen.If you would like a SHOUT OUT this season, then you can get in touch with us HERE or in our Dragonfly Tales Podcast Group, telling us your first name, your age and your town.And if you like our podcast, please leave us a review (Apple is great).If you would like to donate a little something towards our podcast, we would be so grateful.  You can donate to Dragonfly Tales Podcast by clicking here: DONATEYou can also follow us on:InstagramFacebook andTwitterThanks for listening! Theme Music by Leo Grazebrook on GarageBandStorytelling and singing by Emily Hanna-Grazebrook and Leo at Dragonfly TalesProduced by Andy GrazebrookArt by Light CreativeSound effects by Zapsplat

Switch4Good
Getting Unstuck with Transformational Teacher Kute Blackson

Switch4Good

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 83:09


Today we have Kute Blackson on the show, an inspirational speaker and transformational teacher. Kute offers a fresh, unique look at spiritual awareness and helps us unlock our own true gifts and greatness. He was born in Ghana, West Africa, and talks to us about his unique childhood in this episode.   Kute shares with us how he first spoke at age 8 in front of a congregation of 3,000, and then went on to speak in over 300 venues by age 18. Fast forward to today and he has been featured on Larry King Now, NPR, and more. His mission is simple: To awaken and inspire people across the planet to access inner freedom, live authentically, and fulfill their true life's purpose. Don't miss this inspiring episode!    What we discuss in this episode:    - A teaser for Dotsie's book   - Kute's interesting childhood experience and the expectations that came along with his dad's leadership success    - How we get disconnected from our true selves throughout life   - How to feel our feelings properly    - How Kute helps clients transform on his 1 on 1 coaching trips to India    - Kute's 3 homework questions he uses to help people live more honest lives   - The difference between surrendering vs accepting    - The Powerful Feminine    - www.kuteblackson.com/reinventseminar   - www.kuteblackson.com    - The Magic of Surrender book - https://www.amazon.com/Magic-Surrender-Finding-Courage-Let/dp/B08MWVKQ4M/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3HTHFJZ5P4HVD&keywords=the+magic+of+surrender+by+kute+blackson&qid=1652401279&sprefix=the+magic+of+surrender%2Caps%2C434&sr=8-1   - Kute's Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/kuteblackson/   - Use code SWITCH for 25% off your order at MaxinesHeavenly.com   - Purality B12 Deal: https://puralityhealth.com/liposomal-b12/ to buy one B12 and get one free plus 35% off the rest of Purality's products   Connect with Switch4Good - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ2toqAmlQpwR1HDF_KKfGg   - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/   - Podcast Chat Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastchat/   - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/switch4good/   - Twitter - https://mobile.twitter.com/Switch4GoodNFT    - Website - https://switch4good.org/  

Anthro to UX with Matt Artz
Olive Minor on Anthro to UX with Matt Artz

Anthro to UX with Matt Artz

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 43:09


In this Anthro to UX podcast episode, Olive Minor speaks with Matt Artz about her UX journey, working in global health, and her current role at Anthro-Tech. Olive earned a PhD in anthropology from Northwestern University. About Olive Minor Olive is an applied anthropologist and UX researcher working at the intersection of global health and technology. Whether in global health or tech, Olive uses her research skills to understand the needs and experiences of vulnerable groups and translates their insights into practical recommendations that improve policies, programs, and products. Olive earned her PhD in Anthropology and Masters in Public Health (MPH) at Northwestern University in 2014. Her dissertation research explored how transgender people in Kampala, Uganda, balanced visibility, and risk in the context of Uganda's 2008 Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Olive's MPH thesis examined barriers to HIV prevention and treatment services for transgender Ugandans. One of her proudest accomplishments was in 2014-2015 when she carried out fieldwork with Oxfam's response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa sparking key changes in their community engagement strategies. In 2016, Olive was awarded an ACLS Public Fellowship to conduct research and evaluation with the International Rescue Committee. At IRC, she collaborated with research and design partners to identify and find solutions to barriers that refugees face when resettling in the U.S. In 2019, Olive pivoted to design anthropology in global tech, and has carried out research with companies like Google, Facebook, and Etsy. At Anthro-Tech, Olive continues to craft her career from the things she loves: seeing new places, talking with people, and trying to make the world a better place through User-Centered Design. When she's not working, you might find Olive cruising around Seattle on her e-bike, playing in the park with her daughter, reading fiction, practicing the piano, or practicing French vocab on Duolingo. Recommended Links Olive Minor on LinkedIn Anthro-Tech website

New Books in Military History
Paddy Docherty, "Blood and Bronze: The British Empire and the Sack of Benin" (Hurst, 2022)

New Books in Military History

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 77:07


The Benin Bronzes are among the British Museum's most prized possessions. Celebrated for their great beauty, they embody the history, myth and artistry of the ancient Kingdom of Benin, once West Africa's most powerful, and today part of Nigeria. But despite the Bronzes' renown, little has been written about the brutal imperial violence with which they were plundered. Paddy Docherty's searing new history tells that story: the 1897 British invasion of Benin. Armed with shocking details discovered in the archives, Paddy Docherty in his latest book Blood and Bronze: The British Empire and the Sack of Benin (Hurst, 2022) sets this assault in its late Victorian context. As British power faced new commercial and strategic pressures elsewhere, it ruthlessly expanded in West Africa. Revealing both the extent of African resistance and previously concealed British outrages, this is a definitive account of the destruction of Benin. Laying bare the Empire's true motives and violent means, including the official coverup of grotesque sexual crimes, Docherty demolishes any moral argument for Britain retaining the Bronzes, making a passionate case for their immediate repatriation to Nigeria. This interview was conducted by Dr. Miranda Melcher whose doctoral work focused on post-conflict military integration, understanding treaty negotiation and implementation in civil war contexts, with qualitative analysis of the Angolan and Mozambican civil wars. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/military-history

New Books in Art
Paddy Docherty, "Blood and Bronze: The British Empire and the Sack of Benin" (Hurst, 2022)

New Books in Art

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 77:07


The Benin Bronzes are among the British Museum's most prized possessions. Celebrated for their great beauty, they embody the history, myth and artistry of the ancient Kingdom of Benin, once West Africa's most powerful, and today part of Nigeria. But despite the Bronzes' renown, little has been written about the brutal imperial violence with which they were plundered. Paddy Docherty's searing new history tells that story: the 1897 British invasion of Benin. Armed with shocking details discovered in the archives, Paddy Docherty in his latest book Blood and Bronze: The British Empire and the Sack of Benin (Hurst, 2022) sets this assault in its late Victorian context. As British power faced new commercial and strategic pressures elsewhere, it ruthlessly expanded in West Africa. Revealing both the extent of African resistance and previously concealed British outrages, this is a definitive account of the destruction of Benin. Laying bare the Empire's true motives and violent means, including the official coverup of grotesque sexual crimes, Docherty demolishes any moral argument for Britain retaining the Bronzes, making a passionate case for their immediate repatriation to Nigeria. This interview was conducted by Dr. Miranda Melcher whose doctoral work focused on post-conflict military integration, understanding treaty negotiation and implementation in civil war contexts, with qualitative analysis of the Angolan and Mozambican civil wars. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/art

New Books Network
Paddy Docherty, "Blood and Bronze: The British Empire and the Sack of Benin" (Hurst, 2022)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 77:07


The Benin Bronzes are among the British Museum's most prized possessions. Celebrated for their great beauty, they embody the history, myth and artistry of the ancient Kingdom of Benin, once West Africa's most powerful, and today part of Nigeria. But despite the Bronzes' renown, little has been written about the brutal imperial violence with which they were plundered. Paddy Docherty's searing new history tells that story: the 1897 British invasion of Benin. Armed with shocking details discovered in the archives, Paddy Docherty in his latest book Blood and Bronze: The British Empire and the Sack of Benin (Hurst, 2022) sets this assault in its late Victorian context. As British power faced new commercial and strategic pressures elsewhere, it ruthlessly expanded in West Africa. Revealing both the extent of African resistance and previously concealed British outrages, this is a definitive account of the destruction of Benin. Laying bare the Empire's true motives and violent means, including the official coverup of grotesque sexual crimes, Docherty demolishes any moral argument for Britain retaining the Bronzes, making a passionate case for their immediate repatriation to Nigeria. This interview was conducted by Dr. Miranda Melcher whose doctoral work focused on post-conflict military integration, understanding treaty negotiation and implementation in civil war contexts, with qualitative analysis of the Angolan and Mozambican civil wars. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in British Studies
Paddy Docherty, "Blood and Bronze: The British Empire and the Sack of Benin" (Hurst, 2022)

New Books in British Studies

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 77:07


The Benin Bronzes are among the British Museum's most prized possessions. Celebrated for their great beauty, they embody the history, myth and artistry of the ancient Kingdom of Benin, once West Africa's most powerful, and today part of Nigeria. But despite the Bronzes' renown, little has been written about the brutal imperial violence with which they were plundered. Paddy Docherty's searing new history tells that story: the 1897 British invasion of Benin. Armed with shocking details discovered in the archives, Paddy Docherty in his latest book Blood and Bronze: The British Empire and the Sack of Benin (Hurst, 2022) sets this assault in its late Victorian context. As British power faced new commercial and strategic pressures elsewhere, it ruthlessly expanded in West Africa. Revealing both the extent of African resistance and previously concealed British outrages, this is a definitive account of the destruction of Benin. Laying bare the Empire's true motives and violent means, including the official coverup of grotesque sexual crimes, Docherty demolishes any moral argument for Britain retaining the Bronzes, making a passionate case for their immediate repatriation to Nigeria. This interview was conducted by Dr. Miranda Melcher whose doctoral work focused on post-conflict military integration, understanding treaty negotiation and implementation in civil war contexts, with qualitative analysis of the Angolan and Mozambican civil wars. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/british-studies

New Books in History
Paddy Docherty, "Blood and Bronze: The British Empire and the Sack of Benin" (Hurst, 2022)

New Books in History

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 77:07


The Benin Bronzes are among the British Museum's most prized possessions. Celebrated for their great beauty, they embody the history, myth and artistry of the ancient Kingdom of Benin, once West Africa's most powerful, and today part of Nigeria. But despite the Bronzes' renown, little has been written about the brutal imperial violence with which they were plundered. Paddy Docherty's searing new history tells that story: the 1897 British invasion of Benin. Armed with shocking details discovered in the archives, Paddy Docherty in his latest book Blood and Bronze: The British Empire and the Sack of Benin (Hurst, 2022) sets this assault in its late Victorian context. As British power faced new commercial and strategic pressures elsewhere, it ruthlessly expanded in West Africa. Revealing both the extent of African resistance and previously concealed British outrages, this is a definitive account of the destruction of Benin. Laying bare the Empire's true motives and violent means, including the official coverup of grotesque sexual crimes, Docherty demolishes any moral argument for Britain retaining the Bronzes, making a passionate case for their immediate repatriation to Nigeria. This interview was conducted by Dr. Miranda Melcher whose doctoral work focused on post-conflict military integration, understanding treaty negotiation and implementation in civil war contexts, with qualitative analysis of the Angolan and Mozambican civil wars. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

New Books in African Studies
Paddy Docherty, "Blood and Bronze: The British Empire and the Sack of Benin" (Hurst, 2022)

New Books in African Studies

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 77:07


The Benin Bronzes are among the British Museum's most prized possessions. Celebrated for their great beauty, they embody the history, myth and artistry of the ancient Kingdom of Benin, once West Africa's most powerful, and today part of Nigeria. But despite the Bronzes' renown, little has been written about the brutal imperial violence with which they were plundered. Paddy Docherty's searing new history tells that story: the 1897 British invasion of Benin. Armed with shocking details discovered in the archives, Paddy Docherty in his latest book Blood and Bronze: The British Empire and the Sack of Benin (Hurst, 2022) sets this assault in its late Victorian context. As British power faced new commercial and strategic pressures elsewhere, it ruthlessly expanded in West Africa. Revealing both the extent of African resistance and previously concealed British outrages, this is a definitive account of the destruction of Benin. Laying bare the Empire's true motives and violent means, including the official coverup of grotesque sexual crimes, Docherty demolishes any moral argument for Britain retaining the Bronzes, making a passionate case for their immediate repatriation to Nigeria. This interview was conducted by Dr. Miranda Melcher whose doctoral work focused on post-conflict military integration, understanding treaty negotiation and implementation in civil war contexts, with qualitative analysis of the Angolan and Mozambican civil wars. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/african-studies

Born to Talk Radio Show

Thank you Vera Oyé, for joining me on the Born To Talk Radio Show Podcast.   To begin with, Vera Oyé Yaa-Anna, affectionately known as Auntie Oyé, is a Liberian-born acclaimed master storyteller. She transports her audience to West Africa through interactive storytelling. She is the Founder/Executive Director of Oyé Palaver Hut, a nearly 30-year -old-established... The post Vera Oyé appeared first on Born To Talk.

In The Moment podcast
136. Joel Simon and Robert Mahoney with Katy Sewall: How Censorship and Lies Made the World Sicker and Less Free

In The Moment podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 48:32


As COVID-19 began to spread around the world in 2020, so did a steady stream of information — and disinformation. Running parallel to the pandemic was an “infodemic,” a digital and physical deluge of information that resulted in mass confusion and censorship. In their new book, The Infodemic, authors Joel Simon and Robert Mahoney lay bare the mechanisms of a modern brand of “censorship through noise” that moves beyond traditional means of state control (jailing critics and restricting the flow of information, for example) to open the floodgates of misinformation. The result? A public overwhelmed with lies and half-truths. Simon and Mahoney have traveled the world for many years defending press freedom and journalists' rights as the directors of the Committee to Protect Journalists. They've charted COVID censorship beginning in China, through Iran, Russia, India, Egypt, Brazil, and inside the Trump White House. They argue that increased surveillance in the name of public health, the collapse of public trust in institutions, and the demise of local news reporting all contributed to help governments hijack the flow of information and usurp power. Through vivid characters and behind-the-scenes accounts, Simon and Mahoney argue that under the cover of a global pandemic, governments have undermined freedom and taken control — and that this new political order may be the legacy of the disease. Truth may seem like a simple concept, but Simon and Mahoney highlight how complex it really is. What do you consider a fact? How do you know what a fact is? In this installment of Town Hall's In the Moment podcast, radio host Katy Sewall interviews Simon and Mahoney about these questions in the context of today's pandemic and political powers. Joel Simon is a fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School and formerly the Executive Director of the Committee to Protect Journalists. Before joining CPJ, he worked as a journalist in Latin America and California. He is the author of three books, including We Want to Negotiate: The Secret World of Hostages, Kidnapping, and Ransom, also from Columbia Global Reports. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. Robert Mahoney is Executive Director of the Committee to Protect Journalists. He was a Reuters correspondent with postings in Southeast Asia, West Africa, India, Israel, France and Germany. This is Robert's first book. He lives in New York City. Katy Sewall is a back-up announcer/host for KUOW and a feature reporter. She's a PRINDI award-winning producer who trained with Radiolab and toured with A Prairie Home Companion. Her work has appeared on The Takeaway, Here & Now, the BBC, and more. Katy spent nine years as the Senior Producer of Weekday with Steve Scher and is currently the host and creator of the international podcast The Bittersweet Life. Buy the Book—The Infodemic: How Censorship and Lies Made the World Sicker and Less Free  Presented by Town Hall Seattle. To become a member or make a donation click here. 

Starve the Doubts
Corda Coffee with Wade Preston

Starve the Doubts

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 37:16


This episode is co-hosted by my friend and former podcast guest, Jeff Moody.Wade Preston is Co-Founder of Prevail Coffee, a coffee brand whose mission is to roast and serve ethically sourced, sustainably grown coffee that acts as a connection point, cultivating an authentic, diverse community. Wade began his career in coffee after working with an economic development project in West Africa and seeing the impact that ethical trade practices can have on economically disadvantaged communities. Wade has become a decorated coffee professional in seven-plus years in the industry. He has won several US Coffee Championships competitions and has pioneered innovative coffee brewing techniques, garnered praise throughout the US and Australia. Wade has also leveraged his background in non-profit work and education in philosophy to craft Prevail Coffee into a thoughtful brand that has grown throughout the Southeast and has become a hub for the vibrant community emerging in downtown Montgomery. His wife, Prevail, and co-founder, Megan Preston, live in Montgomery with their daughters, Wesley Anne (6) and Amelia (2). Wade enjoys snowboarding, reading philosophy texts and indie-rock biographies in his spare time, and trying to grow up to be Wendell Berry or Fred Rogers.Connect with Wade on Linkedin.Support the show

The Super Human Life
Ep 127: The Power To Speak Truth & Surrender w/ Kute Blackson

The Super Human Life

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 58:02


Kute Blackson is a beloved inspirational speaker and transformational teacher.  He is author of the national bestselling book You.Are.The.One. and The Magic of Surrender. He is widely considered the next generation leader in the field of personal development and has been featured on Larry King Now, Fox and Friends, Dr. Drew, as well, Inc magazine calls him ‘The Mindfulness Guru Billionaires Go To For Advice'.   Kute Blackson offers a fresh, bold look at spiritual awareness for a whole new generation. Born in Ghana, West Africa, Kute's multi-cultural upbringing as the child of a Japanese mother and a Ghanaian father has spanned four different continents. His unique lineage lay the foundation for his approach to breaking down barriers and unlocking an individual's true gifts and greatness.   For over 20 years, Kute Blackson has been inspiring audiences around the world. From the first time he spoke in front of 3000 people at age 8, to speaking in over 300 venues by age 18, to helping organizations develop authentic leadership and achieve extraordinary performance over the last decade. His electrifying presentations, not only offer real world practical ideas and soul stirring wisdom, but also ignite the heart and inspire courageous action.   He recently received the 2019 Walden Award in the New Thought Wisdom category that Unity Organization honors once a year to recognize socially conscious leaders who are making the world a better place. One of the previous year's winners in this same category was Oprah Winfrey.   His mission is simple: To awaken and inspire people across the planet to access inner freedom, live authentically and fulfill their true life's purpose.   In this episode, Kute & I discuss: - His early beginnings as an orator and speaker, and how to surrender completely to the audience as you're speaking   - why we need truth and how it shapes us and our reality   - the magic & power of surrender   - and so much more   Connect with Kute online: Website - https://kuteblackson.com/   YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/KuteBlackson   Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/kuteblackson/   --   Connect with Frank and The Super Human Life on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coachfrankrich/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/584284948647477/   Website: http://www.thesuperhumanlifepodcast.com/tshlhome   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjB4UrpxtNO2AFtDURMzoKQ    

Heart of the Story
Course Correcting In the Midst of Change w/ Ashton August Interview

Heart of the Story

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 47:49


Ep. 66 Nadine and author Ashton August had so much fun talking about road-tripping, book writing, and course-correcting when when life throws you for a loop.  Ashton August is the founder of YogiApproved.com, a leading yoga and wellness digital magazine. She is also the Founder of YA Classes, an online yoga and fitness membership platform that plants a food-producing tree for farming communities in West Africa for every class a member completes. Use code ASHTONYOGA for discounts IG: @iamashtonaugust Follow Nadine on Instagram @NadineKenneyJohnstone and check out the latest retreat and workshop offerings at nadinekenneyjohnstone.com

TNT Radio
Tim Hinchliffe with Jeremy Beck - 13 May 2022

TNT Radio

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 54:51


GUEST OVERVIEW: The Sociable editor Tim Hinchliffe covers tech and society, with perspectives on public and private policies proposed by governments, unelected globalists, think tanks, big tech companies, defense departments, and intelligence agencies. Previously, Tim was a reporter for the Ghanaian Chronicle in West Africa and an editor at Colombia Reports in South America. These days, he is only responsible for articles he writes and publishes in his own name.

New Books in Caribbean Studies
Suman Seth, "Difference and Disease: Medicine, Race, and the Eighteenth-Century British Empire" (Cambridge UP, 2020)

New Books in Caribbean Studies

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 64:55


Before the nineteenth century, travelers who left Britain for the Americas, West Africa, India and elsewhere encountered a medical conundrum: why did they fall ill when they arrived, and why - if they recovered - did they never become so ill again? The widely accepted answer was that the newcomers needed to become 'seasoned to the climate'.  In his book Difference and Disease: Medicine, Race, and the Eighteenth-Century British Empire (Cambridge UP, 2020), Suman Seth explores forms of eighteenth-century medical knowledge, including conceptions of seasoning, showing how geographical location was essential to this knowledge and helped to define relationships between Britain and her far-flung colonies. In this period, debates raged between medical practitioners over whether diseases changed in different climes. Different diseases were deemed characteristic of different races and genders, and medical practitioners were thus deeply involved in contestations over race and the legitimacy of the abolitionist cause. In this innovative and engaging history, Seth offers dramatically new ways to understand the mutual shaping of medicine, race, and empire. Rachel Pagones is an acupuncturist, educator, and author based in Cambridge, England. Her book, Acupuncture as Revolution: Suffering, Liberation, and Love (Brevis Press) was published in 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/caribbean-studies

New Books in American Studies
Suman Seth, "Difference and Disease: Medicine, Race, and the Eighteenth-Century British Empire" (Cambridge UP, 2020)

New Books in American Studies

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 64:55


Before the nineteenth century, travelers who left Britain for the Americas, West Africa, India and elsewhere encountered a medical conundrum: why did they fall ill when they arrived, and why - if they recovered - did they never become so ill again? The widely accepted answer was that the newcomers needed to become 'seasoned to the climate'.  In his book Difference and Disease: Medicine, Race, and the Eighteenth-Century British Empire (Cambridge UP, 2020), Suman Seth explores forms of eighteenth-century medical knowledge, including conceptions of seasoning, showing how geographical location was essential to this knowledge and helped to define relationships between Britain and her far-flung colonies. In this period, debates raged between medical practitioners over whether diseases changed in different climes. Different diseases were deemed characteristic of different races and genders, and medical practitioners were thus deeply involved in contestations over race and the legitimacy of the abolitionist cause. In this innovative and engaging history, Seth offers dramatically new ways to understand the mutual shaping of medicine, race, and empire. Rachel Pagones is an acupuncturist, educator, and author based in Cambridge, England. Her book, Acupuncture as Revolution: Suffering, Liberation, and Love (Brevis Press) was published in 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/american-studies

New Books in History
Suman Seth, "Difference and Disease: Medicine, Race, and the Eighteenth-Century British Empire" (Cambridge UP, 2020)

New Books in History

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 64:55


Before the nineteenth century, travelers who left Britain for the Americas, West Africa, India and elsewhere encountered a medical conundrum: why did they fall ill when they arrived, and why - if they recovered - did they never become so ill again? The widely accepted answer was that the newcomers needed to become 'seasoned to the climate'.  In his book Difference and Disease: Medicine, Race, and the Eighteenth-Century British Empire (Cambridge UP, 2020), Suman Seth explores forms of eighteenth-century medical knowledge, including conceptions of seasoning, showing how geographical location was essential to this knowledge and helped to define relationships between Britain and her far-flung colonies. In this period, debates raged between medical practitioners over whether diseases changed in different climes. Different diseases were deemed characteristic of different races and genders, and medical practitioners were thus deeply involved in contestations over race and the legitimacy of the abolitionist cause. In this innovative and engaging history, Seth offers dramatically new ways to understand the mutual shaping of medicine, race, and empire. Rachel Pagones is an acupuncturist, educator, and author based in Cambridge, England. Her book, Acupuncture as Revolution: Suffering, Liberation, and Love (Brevis Press) was published in 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

New Books Network
Suman Seth, "Difference and Disease: Medicine, Race, and the Eighteenth-Century British Empire" (Cambridge UP, 2020)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 64:55


Before the nineteenth century, travelers who left Britain for the Americas, West Africa, India and elsewhere encountered a medical conundrum: why did they fall ill when they arrived, and why - if they recovered - did they never become so ill again? The widely accepted answer was that the newcomers needed to become 'seasoned to the climate'.  In his book Difference and Disease: Medicine, Race, and the Eighteenth-Century British Empire (Cambridge UP, 2020), Suman Seth explores forms of eighteenth-century medical knowledge, including conceptions of seasoning, showing how geographical location was essential to this knowledge and helped to define relationships between Britain and her far-flung colonies. In this period, debates raged between medical practitioners over whether diseases changed in different climes. Different diseases were deemed characteristic of different races and genders, and medical practitioners were thus deeply involved in contestations over race and the legitimacy of the abolitionist cause. In this innovative and engaging history, Seth offers dramatically new ways to understand the mutual shaping of medicine, race, and empire. Rachel Pagones is an acupuncturist, educator, and author based in Cambridge, England. Her book, Acupuncture as Revolution: Suffering, Liberation, and Love (Brevis Press) was published in 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network