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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.
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
This podcast takes a 360° view into emerging agriculture technologies by creating dialogue among stakeholders in academia, industry, growers, producers, Extension specialists, the overall agriculture sustainability community, and other important stakeholders. Join us with host, Adrian Percy, as we present this information in an engaging format encompassing multiple viewpoints and more as we explore AgTech together. @AgTech360 agtech360@gmail.com go.ncsu.edu/CERSA southernipm.org
 
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 ...
 
Long-form, personal conversations with international development and humanitarian aid practitioners, thinkers, activists, academics and more. Conversations center on lived experiences and reflections on ethical issues, power dynamics, systemic challenges and lessons learnt. Common themes: redistributing power, working with diverse stakeholders, negotiating partnerships, measuring impact, learning from mistakes, doing no harm, building trust, ensuring accountability, rejecting saviour complex ...
 
A podcast hosted by Caitlin & Cari, your friendly neighborhood ecologists trying to find their place in the world of science communication and outreach. We want to bring weird science to the general public, help researchers share their science, and simply explore the world around us. We're excited to bring you along on our journey every other Tuesday! Listen. Wonder. Discover! You can also find our episodes on iTunes and see more cool information from us on our blog, Twitter, and Facebook in ...
 
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All this week we have been sharing stories from the podcast Seedcast , which explores the stories of the Indigenous experience around the world. In this installment, we hear the story of Mixteco and Triqui farmworkers fighting for better work conditions on the homelands of the Upper Skagit and Stillaguamish peoples.…
 
Is this the end of malaria? Last year, malaria killed four times as many people in Africa as Covid-19 did. But a brand-new vaccine could help the continent finally get rid of the disease. It uses some of the cutting-edge technology developed during the pandemic - but will it work?Host: Alan Kasujja (@Kasujja on Twitter)Guests: Dr Akpaka Kalu, World…
 
German drugmaker BioNTech plans to develop its first malaria vaccine and begin clinical trials by next year. The ambitious turnaround time is thanks to the mRNA technology used to develop the Pfizer and Moderna coronavirus vaccines in under a year. The only approved malaria vaccine, Mosquirix, took scientists at GlaxoSmithKline more than 30 years t…
 
BioNTech aims to develop a more effective vaccine against malaria, one of the world's deadliest diseases. Nearly 230 million people are infected with the mosquito-borne parasite each year. The German firm is now seeking to follow up its successful COVID-19 vaccine, with a malaria jab based on the same messenger RNA technology. If successful, the sh…
 
Dr. Nick Hamon, CEO at Innovative Vector Control Consortium (IVCC) shares how his company repurposes chemistry that may have traditionally been used in agriculture and applies it to the public health sector while keeping in mind the constraints of return on investment, funding sources, resistance management, efficacy, and overall safety. His compan…
 
This week I interviewed conservation biologist Gina Zwicky! Gina is an incredible interviewee and walked me through her research with malaria in the Saban Anole, her experience as a private reptile keeper and a biologist, and her work studying chytrid fungus! I highly recommend following Gina on Twitter to keep up with her frog watching, swamp-kitt…
 
With Delta Rising, New Rules On Masks And Vaccines This week, the CDC released new guidelines for mask use in the U.S., just months after many cities and towns relaxed mask mandates. The guidance says that “to reduce their risk of becoming infected with the Delta variant and potentially spreading it to others: CDC recommends that fully vaccinated p…
 
Working from home and unable to go abroad on holiday, many Britons have turned to home improvements during the pandemic. It's led to record demand for building products, with landscaping materials experiencing a huge surge. But it's causing shortages of materials like timber and cement. It means certain projects could be shelved and this could have…
 
This is a recording of a networking session organized by the American Society for Microbiology at the World Microbe Forum in June 2021. Ben met Professor Jonna Mazet, UC Davis, Professor Simon Frost, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Principal Data Scientist at Microsoft and Dr Jay Wohlgemuth, CMO of Quest Diagnostics. Opening rema…
 
Free-trading app Robinhood has raised close to 2 billion dollars in its initial public offering. The company's market debut was hotly-anticipated for months, but in the end it was a lacklustre first day of trading. It priced shares at the low end of its range, at 38 dollars a piece. That valued the company at more than 30 billion dollars. Paolo Mon…
 
Tunisian President Kais Saied has sacked more top officials, including the head of national television station, Wataniya. This comes days after he fired the prime minister, suspended parliament and assumed judicial powers. Saied's been accused of staging a coup but says his moves are constitutional and necessary to address a dire economic situation…
 
The US economy is now bigger than it was before the pandemic after growing 6-and- a-half percent in the second quarter. But the recovery isn't keeping pace with expectations. Inflation is gathering pace and is already above the government's target of two percent. And the government's stepping-up plans to spend trillions of dollars to boost the econ…
 
The medals, the surprises, the controversies. With the first week of the Olympics almost at the end, it’s time to take stock. Are African athletes bringing home the deserved gold? And, with Covid cases reaching new heights in Japan, are the pandemic Games living up to all the hype? Host: Alan Kasujja (@Kasujja on Twitter)Guest: Victoria Uwonkunda, …
 
Do rocks found in Canada show animal life 350 million years older than any found before?And, delving to the core of Mars, the guts of cats, and into the life of Steven Weinberg.Prof Elizabeth Turner of Canada's Laurentian University reports in the journal Nature structures in some of the oldest sedimentary rocks that resemble the residue left by sp…
 
Dr. Birx, former Response Coordinator during the Trump administration of the White House Covid-19 Task Force, served also as the Global Health Ambassador and Coordinator of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) between April 2014 and January 2021. She joined us for an extended conversation on the accelerating changes surrounding u…
 
In the UK we have seen a recent fall in Covid 19 cases. Good news, but we don’t know yet if this will be sustained. The virus is now thought to be spreading predominantly amongst the under 30s, most of whom remain unvaccinated. Young adults are the demographic most likely to be vaccine hesitant or vaccine averse. Kavita Vedhara from Nottingham Univ…
 
One person's trash is another person's treasure. That saying is particularly relevant today. A survey by Thredup and GlobalData found that 33 million consumers bought secondhand apparel for the first time in 2020, and a growing number are using digital platforms to do so. Kyoko Gasha travels to Brooklyn, New York, to find out what's driving this tr…
 
The World Trade Organization says no consensus has been reached on the waiving of patents for COVID-19 vaccines. India and South Africa say the move would give emerging markets better access to drugs they need to protect their people and boost their economies. But a group of rich countries continues to block the proposal, leaving the rest of the wo…
 
The UK is experiencing shortages in summer essentials such as garden furniture, outdoor toys and camping equipment. Shipping lines have been disrupted by the pandemic and then made worse by the Suez blockage in March causing long delays and soaring prices. It's a headache for customers waiting for their orders, but it's also a challenge for retaile…
 
Revenues and earnings for Apple, Microsoft and Alphabet have surged past already optimistic expectations, as demand for digital services and gadgets continues to soar. Some analysts believe the earnings boom is ending as the global economy emerges from the worst of the coronavirus crisis. But with billions of dollars being added to their cash reser…
 
(Jul 29, 2021) Animals that resemble each other may not be closely related. Sometimes the setting shapes their bodies more than their ancestry. Manatees may look like whales or walruses, but that is only because they adapted to the marine environment in a similar way. Martha Foley and Curt stager talk about convergent evolution.…
 
The African Union has joined the European Union and the US in calling for dialogue and calm in Tunisia after the president suspended parliament and sacked government officials. The union urged Tunisia to respect its constitution and reject violence. The AU in a statement says Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat had a phone conversation with …
 
The International Monetary Fund has revised upward its growth forecast for the Nigerian economy in 2022 by 0.3 per cent to 2.6 per cent compared to its earlier projection in its April edition while it retained its growth forecast for 2021. Division Chief, Research Department, IMF, Malhar Nabar, stated that the reemergence of fuel subsidy and rise i…
 
The Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, says the private sector was responsible for over 60 per cent illegal movement of funds from Africa to foreign countries. The ICPC boss says perpetrators of illicit financial flows channel such funds through commercial activities enabled …
 
The Chief Of Army Staff, Lt Gen Farouk Yahaya has urged troops to be professional and competent in discharging their duties. General Yahaya enjoined the troops to learn from their superiors in order to be proficient as he encouraged Senior Non-Commissioned Officers and Regimented Sergeant Major to uphold the professionalism of the Nigerian Army. Th…
 
The Federal Government has vowed to sanction returning passengers who abscond from quarantine facilities, including possible prosecution of such individuals. The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, believed such persons constitute a major risk to the country’s health system. He raised concerns over reports from port health officials that some pa…
 
The Presidency issued an oath of secrecy to staff, warning them against divulging state secrets to the public. State House Permanent Secretary, Tijjani Umar noted that alerting staff of the penalties that accrue to a breach of classified documents without authorization, has become fundamental, particularly to retired staff. He disclosed that there …
 
The Central Bank of Nigeria has announced an end to the weekly allocation and sale of foreign exchange to Bureau De Change operators in the country. CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele says they have continued to observe that stakeholders in some of the sub-sectors have not been helpful in maintaining the country’s foreign exchange reserves to safeguard …
 
Film and television production came to a halt last year in the early months of the pandemic but is now making a comeback, particularly around New York City and parts of New Jersey. As demand for original streaming content surges, the region's indoor movie sets and green screens are filling up. Kyoko Gasha paid a visit to a new soundstage in New Jer…
 
Sales of Tesla's electric cars bolted past market expectations in the second quarter as the company delivered more than 200,000 vehicles between April and June. That's helped its quarterly net profits surge beyond $1 billion for the first time. The company says it's on track to boost annual revenues by 50 percent this year. But the global microchip…
 
The International Monetary Fund says the global economy is recovering at an uneven pace, with the gap between rich and poor countries expected to widen this year. The lender says it's a result of rising coronavirus infections from the Delta variant and inadequate vaccine access. And that could slow the global economic recovery in 2022. In its lates…
 
We start in Vatican City, where the trial of a former senior leader of the Catholic Church for financial crimes has begun. Proceedings will be held in the Vatican Museums after a two-year investigation over a botched London property deal that led to millions of dollars in losses. It's part of Pope Francis' crackdown on corruption, and pledge to mak…
 
Is Ethiopia’s Tigray region any closer to finding peace? It’s been almost nine months since the war in Tigray began. Since then, both sides have claimed significant victories – and yet, fighting isn’t likely to stop any time soon. In fact, there are now fears the war may be spilling over to neighbouring regions. How big a danger is that? And what p…
 
Masks are once again a hot topic, now that the highly contagious delta variant is the most dominant strain of coronavirus in Washington state. Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins joined Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick live to talk about this as well as the new police accountability laws that have taken effect in the state.…
 
Inye Wokoma is an artist, journalist, filmmaker and co-founder of a community art space called Wa Na Wari. In an essay for the South Seattle Emerald , he wrote about the intersection of Black homeownership and Indigenous land sovereignty.By Kevin Kniestedt
 
Where is psilocybin headed? Recent societal vindication of psilocybin and other psychedelic therapies are paving a prominent future for these substances, especially in psychiatric therapy. But how do we navigate this resurgence for the better? What conversations should be had, what questions should be asked, and who should we trust? These are big q…
 
Why are billionaires racing for space? What is the UK's Covid-19 strategy since freedom day? And how will Covid-19 affect the Olympics? This week it's QnA time, and with us to explore where weightlessness begins, whether animals other than mammals suckle their young, if recent findings of methane mean life on Mars, and why the UK isn't vaccinating …
 
What now for Tunisia’s young democracy? Following a day of nationwide protests, Tunisia’s president sacked the PM and suspended parliament. As he put himself in charge, he said this was about getting the country back on track. Problem is: his critics accuse him of leading a coup. Do they have a point? Host: Alan Kasujja (@Kasujja on Twitter)Guest: …
 
Every year in late August, the tiny Makah Nation welcomes neighboring tribes and others from all over the state to celebrate its traditions and learn about its unique culture. Many of the protocols on display during Makah Days were developed over millennia in its homelands on the far northwest corner of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula.…
 
In the doldrums since May, cryptocurrency prices have started this week with a surge. Bitcoin rallied beyond $39,000 on Sunday, its highest level in four weeks. As Mobin Nasir reports, investors are being encouraged by reports of rising acceptance for cryptocurrencies among some of the world's biggest companies. For more on this, Gareth Cleverly jo…
 
The Olympics are under way after a rather subdued opening. Television ratings are down and the host nation Japan is taking a financial hit from the absence of spectators. But the Tokyo Games are still managing to produce some big winners. We spoke to Seijiro Takeshita in Shizuoka, Japan. He's a professor of management and information at the Univers…
 
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