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Every weekday, TED Talks Daily brings you the latest talks in audio. Join host and journalist Elise Hu for thought-provoking ideas on every subject imaginable — from Artificial Intelligence to Zoology, and everything in between — given by the world's leading thinkers and creators. With TED Talks Daily, find some space in your day to change your perspectives, ignite your curiosity, and learn something new.
 
Every weekday, TED Talks Daily brings you the latest talks in audio. Join host and journalist Elise Hu for thought-provoking ideas on every subject imaginable — from Artificial Intelligence to Zoology, and everything in between — given by the world's leading thinkers and creators. With TED Talks Daily, find some space in your day to change your perspectives, ignite your curiosity, and learn something new.
 
Every week Chris Hayes asks the big questions that keep him up at night. How do we make sense of this unprecedented moment in world history? Why is this (all) happening? This podcast starts to answer these questions. Writers, experts, and thinkers who are also trying to get to the bottom of them join Chris to break it all down and help him get a better night’s rest. “Why is this Happening?” is presented by MSNBC and NBCNews Think.
 
On election night, two-term president Oliver Pierce watches in disbelief from the White House as Charles Dunwalke wins a controversial electoral college victory. With only 73 days before Dunwalke’s inauguration, president Pierce makes a secret decision to act, with historic and possibly catastrophic consequences.
 
Go behind the headlines: From the economy and health care to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point hosts Meghna Chakrabarti and David Folkenflik speak with newsmakers and real people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR for NPR.
 
Will the U.S. have a free and fair election in 2020? In the days leading up to Nov. 3 this podcast breaks down complex legal issues for listeners who care about democracy and elections. Election scholars Edward Foley (Ohio State University Moritz College of Law) and Franita Tolson (University of Southern California Gould School of Law) focus on the integrity and health of our democratic process. This podcast is a collaboration between OSU Moritz College of Law and USC Gould School of Law.
 
America feels divided. From the most salient questions about our national identity and place in the world, to fundamental concerns about technology, religion, the economy, and public policy, Intelligence Squared U.S. is here to help. A respite from polarized discussions, we bring together the smartest minds to debate and dissect issues in depth, restoring civility and bringing intelligence to the public square in the process.
 
Pandora Wordsworth did not originally intend to go to Mount Olympus University. But when a series of unfortunate incidents make all other schools inaccessible to her, she finds herself with no other options than to go to this place she has never heard of. It is only upon arrival that she discovers MOU is the choice school for figures of mythology, legend, and lore, making her the only normal human among them. Now she must keep her secret while navigating nymphs, magic homework, and the irrit ...
 
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The Electoral College was created as a bulwark, a barrier between the people and the vote for the president. The founders feared giving people too much power so they created a system that put a check on the people's vote by "men of virtue" (and they were all men at the time). It is because of the Electoral College that a person can win the presiden…
 
Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Victor Davis Hanson calls in to talk to Dennis about his belief that Trump will win what he considers to be one of the most significant elections in our nation’s history and why he thinks some people are so determined to make sure he doesn’t win. They also discuss the Supreme Court, the Electoral College, why the de…
 
The title of Harvard historian Alexander Keyssar,’s new book poses the question that comes up every presidential election cycle: Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College? (Harvard University Press, 2020). Keyssar presents the reader with a deep, layered, and complex analysis not only of the institution of the Electoral College itself, drawing out…
 
This is the first episode of PolicyCast's 2020-2021 season. Alexander Keyssar is the Matthew W. Stirling Jr. Professor of History and Social Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. An historian by training, he specializes in the exploration of historical problems that have contemporary policy implications. In this episode, Professor Keyssar discusses his…
 
SABC News and Current Affairs — The Regional Expert Committee on Traditional Medicine for COVID-19 hopes that the Phase-3 clinical trials of herbal medicines will begin in October. The committee was formed by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention and the African Union Commission for Social Affairs…
 
The new Netflix documentary "The Social Dilemma" lays out a case against the primacy of big tech companies and argues social media is undermining our shared sense of reality. Director Jeff Orlowski joins us to discuss the film. And, we check in with meteorologist Megan Borowski with the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network on the next storms that…
 
Sarah Fangman, superintendent of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, explains the latest technique being used to save coral off of the Florida Keys. Also, Democrats have been struggling for years to retain support among a once-loyal voter base: Catholics. That trend is evident in the key swing state of Pennsylvania. Lucy Perkins of WESA rep…
 
TED: Ideas worth spreading — You vote but then what? Discover how your individual vote contributes to the popular vote and your state's electoral vote in different ways--and see how votes are counted on both state and national levels. [Lesson by Christina Greer, directed by Mark Phillips, narrated by Christina Greer]. Mark as Done…
 
Sufism in America is now a developed sub-field of study that exists at the intersection of Islamic Studies, American religions, and popular spirituality. Varieties of American Sufism: Islam, Sufi Orders, and Authority in a Time of Transition (State University of New York Press 2020) an edited volume by Elliott Bazzano (Associate Professor of Religi…
 
The essays in Rights at the Margins: Historical, Legal and Philosophical Perspectives (Brill) explore the ways rights were available to those in the margins of society. By tracing pivotal judicial concepts such as ‘right of necessity’ and ‘subjective rights’ back to their medieval versions, and by situating them in unexpected contexts such as the F…
 
It is 1969 and Jody A. Forrester is in her late teens, transitioning from a Sixties love child to pacifist anti-Vietnam War activist to an ardent revolutionary. Guns Under the Bed: Memories of a Young Revolutionary (Odyssey Books) revolves around her three years in the Revolutionary Union, a Communist organization advocating armed overthrow of the …
 
It is 1969 and Jody A. Forrester is in her late teens, transitioning from a Sixties love child to pacifist anti-Vietnam War activist to an ardent revolutionary. Guns Under the Bed: Memories of a Young Revolutionary (Odyssey Books) revolves around her three years in the Revolutionary Union, a Communist organization advocating armed overthrow of the …
 
Healthcare in the U.S. is broken, but behavioral economist Sean Masaki Flynn thinks one country got it right - Singapore. He sits down with Steve to explain the country's thriving healthcare system, and why the U.S. should take a page from their playbook. Sean's book - The Cure That Works: How to Have the World's Best Healthcare -- at a Quarter of …
 
CliffCentral.com — 18.09.20 Pt 2 - What do you do if a plant swallows your balcony? There is a suggestion about the best way to party in lockdown which might just be a winner. Does Happy Sindane have a long lost sister? Instagram influencers are vlogging their Covid experience. Is getting a girlfriend the best way to stop being a degenerate? Nobody…
 
The 1880 election was close, with Democrats and Republicans seeking an advantage in its waning days when a letter hits a major city newspaper purporting to be in the hand of a candidate. It is a letter that could turn the election. With Todd Arrington, a historian at the James A. Garfield National Historic Site in Mentor, Ohio, we discuss James A. …
 
Podcaster and author Charles Moscowitz is joined by Robert Spencer, author of Rating America’s Presidents: An America-First Look at Who Is Best, Who Is Overrated, and Who Was An Absolute DisasterLink: https://www.amazon.com/Rating-Americas-Presidents-America-First-Overrated-ebook/dp/B08CRZN6QC/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Robert+Spencer&qid=1600352…
 
In the new film "Blackbird," Susan Sarandon stars as a woman with Lou Gehrig's disease who gathers her family for a last holiday celebration. Sarandon and director Roger Michell join us to discuss the film. And Cal Fire deputy director Daniel Berlant joins us to talk about whether there are enough resources to fight the fires right now.…
 
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