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Take as Directed is the podcast series of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center. It highlights important news, events, issues, and perspectives in global health policy, particularly in infectious disease, health security, and maternal, newborn, and child health. The podcast brings you commentary and perspectives from some of the leading voices in global health and CSIS Global Health Policy Center in-house experts
 
The a16z Podcast discusses tech and culture trends, news, and the future – especially as ‘software eats the world’. It features industry experts, business leaders, and other interesting thinkers and voices from around the world. This podcast is produced by Andreessen Horowitz (aka “a16z”), a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm. Multiple episodes are released every week; visit a16z.com for more details and to sign up for our newsletters and other content as well!
 
Small pox. Malaria. Salmonella. Black death. Laughing death? What do all of these have in common, they're infectious, they're diseases, and yes.... they might just kill you! Epidemiologist Adrianna Paiero explores a new infectious disease each week, asking smart (and sometimes stupid) questions about the biology, lore, bizarre treatments, and medical mysteries of strange and spectacular germs and microbes from around the world.
 
We are a podcast about global health and human rights. And right now, we are asking the tough questions about what a world with #COVID-19 looks like. Rapid, mass global #vaccination programs are needed - something never achieved in #globalpublichealth before. But who will be left behind? #Pandemics have upended #globalsecurity priorities and turned our lives upside down. What does this mean for #humanrights? What are the implications for epidemics, like, #HIV, #TB and #Malaria, that we have ...
 
Idomen (1843) is the creative-nonfiction memoir of the beautiful and brilliant American poetess Maria Gowen Brooks, who was compared in the 19th century to Byron and Swinburne. In it she tells the story of an ill-fated love affair she had twenty years earlier while traveling with her young son in Canada following the death of her much older husband. The traumatic breakup led to suicide attempts on her part, which romantic masochist Brooks byronically relates in full, albeit changing everybod ...
 
Every year more than 10 million children under the age of five die in developing countries, nearly a million from malaria alone. Every day more than 2500 people die of malaria, most of them children. These are the statistics that help drive the tenacious work of Oxford researchers in tropical medicine. The genesis of Oxford’s involvement goes back to a conversation over a bottle of whiskey, between David Weatherall and Peter Williams, the then Director of the Wellcome Trust, in New York in 1 ...
 
Joel G. Breman, M.D., D.T.P.H., F.I.D.S.A., is Senior Scientific Adviser, Fogarty International Center of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Dr. Breman's recent research has defined the considerable burden of malaria and development of policies and practices to conquer this disease. He was educated at the University of California, Los Angeles; the Keck School of Medicine, the University of Southern California; and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He trained in medicin ...
 
Welcome to Pasha, The Conversation Africa’s brand new podcast. In the spirit of The Conversation, Pasha – which means to inform in Swahili – will be bringing you some of the best and brightest research from academics across the continent. After nearly four years of publishing expert research, we’re thrilled to be bringing our own brand of smart journalism to a new audio format. Each episode will collect stories and commentary on a given theme.
 
We speak with both international development and humanitarian aid practitioners to discuss their lived experiences and personal reflections on ethical issues, power dynamics, systemic challenges and lessons learnt throughout their career in the sector. Conversations often address redistributing power, working with diverse stakeholders, negotiating partnerships, measuring impact, learning from mistakes, doing no harm, building trust, ensuring accountability, rejecting saviour complexes, racis ...
 
Ever wonder how we genetically modify mosquitoes? Curious about the parasites? Have questions about how tick bites cause meat allergies? Tiny Vampires is a show about insects that transmit disease and the scientists that are fighting them. Each episode is guided by questions sent in by listeners. The question is answered with background information and the story of how scientists were able to shine a light on that particular mystery.
 
16 Minutes on the News is a short news podcast where we cover the top headlines of the week, the a16z podcast way -- why are these topics in the news; what's real, what's hype from our vantage point; and what are our experts' quick takes on these trends? About the a16z Podcast: Discusses tech and culture trends, news, and the future -- especially as ‘software eats the world’. It features industry experts, business leaders, and other interesting thinkers and voices from around the world. This ...
 
Up and Atom brings you the latest breakthroughs and discoveries in the ever-changing world of science. Sometimes weird, sometimes confronting, always informative, come learn about the world around. Hosted by Alice Williamson (@all_isee), University of Sydney lecturer and researcher for Open Source Malaria, each week on Up For It with Ruby Miles.
 
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Hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders increased dramatically since the start of the pandemic. Anti-Asian hate crimes rose by nearly 150 percent in 2020 compared to the year before. And this year saw a mass shooting in Atlanta that killed eight people, including six Asian women.By Grace Madigan
 
Solidarity 596, 9 June 2021, part 2 of 3, pages 7 to 11. Articles include:An easy excuse for anti-leftist clampdown in RussiaThe first time planes bombed a US city: Tulsa, 1921Good wind for malaria vaccinePlutocrat philanthropy and workers' rightsVampire juiceMore online: https://workersliberty.org/publications/solidarity/solidarity-596-9-june-2021…
 
Shirin Lafiya Jari ce na wannan makon ya mayar da hankali kan matakan da Jamhuriyyar Nijar ke dauka a yaki da zazzabin cizon sauro ko kuma Malaria ta hanyar rabon gidan sauro ko kuma sange ga al'ummarta da nufin karesu daga cizon sauron wanda zazzabinsa ke kashe mutane fiye da dubu 5 kowacce shekara a sassan kasar.…
 
How Do You Solve a Problem Like World Vaccination? Here in the U.S., it feels as if we’ve turned a corner in the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of the population can be vaccinated, and restrictions for masks and distancing are loosening. But we won’t be able to get a handle on the pandemic until the rest of the world has access to a vaccine. If you though…
 
A new vaccine could help eliminate the disease. What would that mean for African economies?Manuela Saragosa speaks to the man who led the team behind the new vaccine, which has demonstrated a startling 77% effectiveness in recent drug trials. Adrian Hill of Oxford University's Jenner Institute says it is the culmination of 20 years' work - but how …
 
In this week’s UN Catch-Up podcast, we hear about the pressures facing aid workers and people on the front line in Gaza, an appeal for help for almost 900,000 Rohingya refugees, an alert that Mozambicans fleeing violence to Tanzania have been forcibly returned, and guidance from the WHO on genetically modified mosquitoes to overcome deadly malaria.…
 
Dr. Clare Jolly and colleagues have been looking at how the first of the major covid variants – alpha - evolved to be more transmissible. Whilst a lot of attention has been on the spike binding areas of the virus and the effectiveness of antibodies from either vaccine or prior infection, their preprint paper this week reports how the virus evolved …
 
Earlier this week the FBI, in conjunction with the Australian authorities, used an encrypted messaging app to swoop in and arrest more than 800 suspected criminals. On Business Weekly, we look at how they were able to crack global organised crime groups by running their own messaging service, putting it on bespoke phones and handing them out, throu…
 
Biden’s New Assistant Secretary Of Health On Protecting Trans Youth The American healthcare system is facing some incredible challenges: Black and Latino communities were hit harder by COVID-19, and have lower vaccination rates than white, Asian, and Native American communities. The opioid crisis is still raging, climate change is disproportionatel…
 
FDA’s Approval Of Debated Alzheimer’s Treatment Raises Controversy This week, the FDA gave the green light to a drug for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. The drug, a monoclonal antibody called aducanumab, is the first Alzheimer’s treatment to receive approval in almost 20 years. It targets the amyloid protein that forms the tangled plaques fou…
 
Philip Zelikow, former executive director of the 9/11 Commission, has launched an ambitious fast-moving planning effort to scope what a commission on the pandemic in America would examine, how it would be organized, what value it would deliver, how it would navigate our treacherous political terrain, why it needs to move fast to nail down what happ…
 
The Mariners' top prospect Jarred Kelenic is once again playing in Triple-A Tacoma. He was sent down this week after going hitless in his last 39 plate appearances for a batting average of .096. Here is some perspective from KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel in his conversation this week with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.…
 
After more than 40 years leading Saddleback Church, Rick Warren has announced his retirement. “This is not the end of my ministry,” Warren told his congregants on Sunday. “It’s not even the beginning of the end. … We’re going to take one step at a time in the timing of God. … God has already blessed me more than I could ever possibly imagine. I don…
 
Why won’t the Pentagon fly the flag for gay pride? What led Denmark to deport Syrian refugees? And how do birds see through magicians’ tricks. Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. With Julia O’Driscoll, Abdulwahab Tahhan and Alok Jha Father’s Day offer: visit theweek.co.uk/offer …
 
In this week’s UN Catch-Up, we’re getting in touch with the natural world – a photo contest showing what animals make of COVID lockdowns…Plus, the week’s top news stories from UN News, including likely famine in Ethiopia’s Tigray and alarming coronavirus vaccine shortfalls in nearly all African nations. I’m your host in Geneva, Daniel Johnson, and …
 
With the backdrop of live classical music, a crowd gathered in Occidental Park in Pioneer Square in Seattle Wednesday to celebrate something new in the historic neighborhood: a 90-foot timber-and-glass pavilion. Designed by Olson Kundig architects, it anchors one end of the public plaza.By Paula Wissel
 
Dr. Clare Jolly and colleagues have been looking at how the first of the major covid variants – alpha - evolved to be more transmissible. Whilst a lot of attention has been on the spike binding areas of the virus and the effectiveness of antibodies from either vaccine or prior infection, their preprint paper this week reports how the virus evolved …
 
The Cabo Delgado region of Mozambique has been plagued by insecurity since 2017, but this year has seen “multiple crises” impact the population there, after militant extremists overran the area around Pemba, killing dozens and displacing a third of the population. The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is one of the UN agencies providing relief on the gro…
 
Should we be vaccinating children in the UK against SARS-Cov 2? Children are rarely seriously ill if they catch Covid but infections mean missed school, and they can pass it onto older vulnerable people. The US, Canada, Israel and Dubai are some places that are already vaccinating the under 18s and Pfizer has recently published data from a trial of…
 
Solidarity 596, 9 June 2021, part 2 of 3, pages 7 to 11. Articles include:Israel-Palestine: after the ceasefireBT: take the dispute off holdGary Smith wins GMB electionJoin the 26 June protestDiary of a firefighter: First day on the watchWinning decent jobs for allDVLA bosses pull back from dealFight for proper funding, cut the Tory strings!Reject …
 
Solidarity 596, 9 June 2021, part 1 of 3, pages 1 to 6. Articles include:Their G7, our global solidarity4 June protests show solidarityHedge funds drive food price risesDon't even investigate, says Morning StarAgainst Covid: requisition big pharmaTony Blair's new manifestoThe strange case of Malcolm BidaliOsime Brown: stop the deportationWomen's Fi…
 
If you don't vaccinate, you will get COVID-19 at some point. That's a fact. There's also the social argument. But a lot of people in the world remain against immunization. How do we deal with these people - especially if they are close to us? Also, would you like to live a longer, more healthy life?By DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
 
“F” is for femme sole traders. Feme sole traders (married women engaged in trade) held a unique status in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century South Carolina. The laws and customs of the times prevented married women from undertaking commercial dealings without consent of their husbands. An important exception to this state of affairs, however, was t…
 
Ibrahim Diallo got his first computer when he was five, which triggered a lifelong passion for programming. He has worked as a software engineer in the US for 12 years. A Guinean citizen, who went to French school in Saudi Arabia, and now lives in California, Ibrahim says he can count on one hand the number of black people he has worked alongside. …
 
A national debt collection agency will have to return $475,000 to Washington consumers. State Attorney General Bob Ferguson successfully sued the Machol & Johannes agency for violation of Washington's Consumer Protection Act and state debt collection laws.By Paula Wissel
 
Welcome to 16 Minutes, the a16z show where we talk about tech trends in the news, what’s hype and what’s real, and the long arc of innovation. In today's episode we’re talking about the latest developments and trends in cybercrime – including the trends of ransomware, and, attacks on physical infrastructure. First (0:00 - 6:07), we have the recent …
 
The African romantic comedy genre is part of a trend in the cinema of the global South, projecting images of the “global city”. In South Africa, most black romcoms are set in Johannesburg and they too portray it as a glamorous setting for affluent lifestyles and aspirations. But in their storylines and images the films also remind audiences of the …
 
Across Sub-Saharan Africa, science and development are being brought together by our creative young thinkers, activists and researchers. At this year’s European Development Days, the #EDD21 Young Leaders — including nine from Africa — will share their ideas and ambitions for a sustainable future with the world. From the continent’s national parks a…
 
Support us on Patreon! News discussed: Trump thinks he’s going to be President in August Or does he? Belarus forced down a plane to arrest a dissident journalist Lab leak hypothesis is having a moment The Fauch lied about masks, admits he lied about masks (old news). The media ignored it for months, then bent over backwards to excuse and forgive th…
 
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