Innovation Hub
Innovation Hub
Nov 27, 2020
Strike While the Hand is Hot
Play • 33 min

You might not think that a simulation meant for kids could change how something plays out in real life, but in the 1990s, the arcade game NBA Jam did exactly that. One feature of the game allowed players to be “on fire.” The more a player scored, the higher chance he or she had of scoring again.

Fast forward to today and you can’t escape the concept of a hot streak, or a “hot hand”' as it’s called in basketball. Athletes swear by it, even refusing to touch another player’s “hot” hand. But is a hot streak as real as some people believe it to be?

Ben Cohen, a sports writer for The Wall Street Journal and author of “The Hot Hand: The Mystery and Science of Streaks,” argues that the idea of a hot hand is very real — and it isn’t exclusive to basketball either.

Reversing Climate Change
Reversing Climate Change
Nori
S2E48: Damn the Absolute! On pragmatism and climate change—w/ Jeffrey Howard, Editor-in-Chief of Erraticus
The climate conversation is riddled with ideological battles. There are those who think climate change is the most pressing issue of our time pitted against those who don’t think it’s a big deal (if it’s even real). There are fights over ecological versus industrial forms of carbon removal. And there are those who believe that climate change can be reversed, while others have little hope that humanity will stick the landing. So, how do we move past these absolutist views and inspire action to solve the problem? Jeffrey Howard is the Editor-in-Chief at _Erraticus_ and the host of the _Damn the Absolute! podcast_. Both platforms take a pragmatic approach to ideas, challenging dogma, fundamentalism and ideological hubris. On this episode of Reversing Climate Change, Jeffrey joins Ross to introduce the principles of pragmatism as a discrete philosophical school of thought, describing the intellectual context from which it emerged and how the philosophy seeks to reconcile the competing camps of Rationalism and Empiricism. Jeffrey explores how a pragmatic approach might break logjams in the climate conversation, explaining how pragmatists balance building an inclusive community of inquirers with taking action to solve problems in the real world. Listen in to understand how a pragmatist thinks about a climate solution like carbon capture and learn how pragmatism addresses our lived challenges, encouraging us to hold our views with humility as we work to improve life for all people. Connect with Ross: _Purchase Nori Carbon Removals_ _Nori_ _Nori on Facebook_ _Nori on Twitter_ _Nori on Patreon_ Resources: Too many things referenced for this episode! Will fix this in the future. In the meantime, here is a truncated portion: _Erraticus_ _Damn the Absolute! Podcast_ _Jeffrey Howard on Reversing Climate Change EP107_ _Sick Souls, Healthy Minds: How William James Can Save Your Life __by John Kaag_ _Pragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking __by William James_ _William James_ _Subsistence Agriculture in the US: Reconnecting to Work, Nature and Community __by Ashley Colby_ _On Richard Rorty on Damn the Absolute! EP001_ _Toward a Politics of Uncertainty on Damn the Absolute! EP002_ _David O’Hara on Damn the Absolute! EP007_ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reversingclimatechange/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/reversingclimatechange/support
1 hr 5 min
America Adapts the Climate Change Podcast
America Adapts the Climate Change Podcast
Doug Parsons
8 Climate Adaptation Recommendations for the Biden Administration with Dr. Carolyn Kousky of The Wharton School
In episode 128 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Dr. Carolyn Kousky, the Executive Director at the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Carolyn has developed 8 recommendations for the incoming Biden administration to prioritize climate adaptation. We go through each of the recommendations, which cover topics ranging from disaster preparedness, strengthening our infrastructure to utilizing nature based approaches to adaptation. The recommendations are a timely and important contribution as President Biden begins his efforts to mitigate AND adapt to climate change. 8 Recommendations for Climate Resilience: * Provide just disaster mitigation and assistance. * Make recovery easier. * Improve the financial resilience of households, small businesses, and communities. * Annually fund actions to lower our risk. * Rebuild for the future, not the past. * Strengthen our infrastructure. * Harness nature for risk reduction. * Pay for resilience investments by fighting climate change and inequality. America Adapts was nominated for “Best Green Podcast’ by I Heart Radio! Learn about the other nominees here. And the awards ceremony will be streamed live (and virtually) on January 21st! Wish us luck! Donate to America Adapts Listen to America Adapts on your favorite app here! America Adapts now has a newsletter! See first issue here. Subscribe here! Sign up to be a guest on Cimpatico Studios! Check out what Cimpatico is all about! https://www.cimpatico.com/about https://cimpatico.com/dougparsons Doug Parsons and Speaking Opportunities: If you are interested in having Doug speak at corporate and conference events, sharing his unique, expert perspective on adaptation in an entertaining and informative way, more information can be found here! Now on Spotify! List of Previous Guests on America Adapts Subscribe/listen to podcast on Apple Podcasts. Donate to America Adapts, we are now a tax deductible charitable organization! Facebook and Twitter: @usaadapts https://www.facebook.com/americaadapts/timeline www.americaadapts.org Links in this episode: https://medium.com/@carolyn.kousky/a-climate-resilience-roadmap-for-the-next-administration-7d5feb75ba4e https://riskcenter.wharton.upenn.edu/carolyn-kousky/ https://riskcenter.wharton.upenn.edu/incubator/ America Adapts was published in the Federal Reserve! Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Strategies to Address Climate Change Risk in Low- and Moderate-income Communities - Volume 14, Issue 1 https://www.frbsf.org/community-development/publications/community-development-investment-review/2019/october/strategies-to-address-climate-change-low-moderate-income-communities/ Article on using podcasts in the Classroom: https://naaee.org/eepro/blog/are-you-using-podcast-your-classroom-you Subscribe to America Adapts on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/america-adapts-the-climate-change-podcast/id1133023095?mt=2 On Google Podcast here. Please share on Facebook! Podcasts in the Classroom – Discussion guides now available for the latest episode of America Adapts. These guides can be used by educators at all levels. Check them out here! Here Are 10 of the Best Climate Change Podcasts Out Right Now https://earther.gizmodo.com/here-are-10-of-the-best-climate-change-podcasts-out-rig-1845397380 The best climate change podcasts on The Climate Advisor http://theclimateadvisor.com/the-best-climate-change-podcasts/ 7 podcasts to learn more about climate change and how to fight it https://kinder.world/articles/you/7-podcasts-to-learn-more-about-climate-change-and-how-to-fight-it-19813 Directions on how to listen to America Adapts on Amazon Alexa https://youtu.be/949R8CRpUYU America Adapts also has its own app for your listening pleasure! Just visit the App store on Apple or Google Podcast on Android and search “America Adapts.” Join the climate change adaptation movement by supporting America Adapts! Please consider supporting this podcast by donating through America Adapts fiscal sponsor, the Social Good Fund. All donations are now tax deductible! For more information on this podcast, visit the website at http://www.americaadapts.org and don't forget to subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts. Podcast Music produce by Richard Haitz Productions Write a review on Apple Podcasts! America Adapts on Facebook! Join the America Adapts Facebook Community Group. Check us out, we’re also on YouTube! Executive Producer Dr. Jesse Keenan Subscribe to America Adapts on Apple Podcasts Doug can be contacted at americaadapts @ g mail . com
1 hr 7 min
Sustainability Defined
Sustainability Defined
Jay Siegel & Scott Breen
*UPDATED* Ep 32: Reversing Global Warming with Paul Hawken (Project Drawdown)
Happy 2021, Definers! This month we have an update to one of our most popular episodes ever. We interviewed Paul Hawken of Project Drawdown back in June 2018. For those unfamiliar, Project Drawdown is a non-profit focused on helping the world reach “Drawdown,” which is the future point in time when the levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline. The need to reach Drawdown is as important as ever, so we thought it would be a good episode to revisit to start the year. Before playing the original episode, we provide an update on Project Drawdown’s many activities since we interviewed Paul, including releasing Drawdown Review 2020 that has a new framework for the most impactful activities to reach Drawdown and starting Drawdown Labs to engage the private sector. We’ll be back next month with fully new episodes of Sustainability Defined. In the meantime, have a wonderful start to the new year and enjoy this episode! ----------------------------- SustainabilityDefined is the podcast that seeks to define sustainability, one concept (and bad joke) at a time. Hosted by Jay Siegel and Scott Breen. Each episode focuses on a single topic that helps push sustainability forward. We explain each topic with the help of an experienced pro, place it within our organizational tree, and help our listeners define what exactly sustainability is, episode by episode. We have divided our organizational tree into the following seven sectors: Energy Cities Natural Environment Transportation Business Policy Social Each episode is categorized under one of our sectors and visually depicted within our organizational tree. The more episodes we complete, the more the tree will visually define what exactly sustainability means. www.sustainabilitydefined.com
1 hr 5 min
Boston Public Radio Podcast
Boston Public Radio Podcast
WGBH Educational Foundation
BPR Full Show 1/26/21: Watching COVID
Today on Boston Public Radio: We start Tuesday's show by opening lines, getting your reactions to the bumpy rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in Mass. NBC Sports Boston reporter and anchor Trenni Kusnierek weighs in on quarterback Tom Brady’s Sunday win with the Buccaneers, and what it means about the role Patriots coach Bill Belichick played in his team’s success over the past two decades. She also reflected on the death of baseball legend Hank Aaron, and discussed sexual harassment allegations made against New York Jets GM Jared Porter. FRONTLINE filmmaker Michael Kirk talks about his latest FRONTLINE documentary, “Trump’s American Carnage,” about the chaos of President Trump’s four years in power, beginning with his ban on Muslims entering the U.S., and culminating with January’s attack on the Capitol. Dr. David Fajgenbaum talks about his experience battling a rare condition known as Castleman disease, and how it ended up providing insights into treating COVID-19. Dr. Fajgenbaum is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Castleman Disease Collaborative Network, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and Associate Director of the Patient Impact for the Penn Orphan Disease Center. TV expert Bob Thompson talks about the future of late-night T.V. post-Trump. He also speaks on the performance of inaugural poet Amanda Gorman at last week's inauguration, and reviews Netflix's "The Forty-Year-Old Version," "White Tiger," and "Lockdown" on Amazon Prime. CNN’s John King discusses the future of the filibuster in the U.S. Senate, and how he's expecting Congress to handle President Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill. He also touches on President Trump's legacy with the Republican party, and news that his former press secretary, Sarah Huckabee-Sanders, is running for governor of Ark. We close out Tuesday's show by opening lines to listeners, hearing your thoughts on movies and television centered around the COVID-19 pandemic.
2 hr 45 min
Daily Detroit
Daily Detroit
Daily Detroit
What Is That Glowing Light Coming From Canada?
On today's show, we cover a few things to know around town. 00:34 There's a pandemic update, including vaccination rates in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. 01:33 A number of well-known Detroit restaurants were cited for allowing indoor dining by the city. 02:00 238 Black Lives Matter protestors had their charges dropped, but the Detroit City Council also authorized $200,000 to fund lawyers for a countersuit against Detroit Will Breathe, who organized the protests. 02:49 There's a new candidate in the race for mayor of Detroit, Anthony Adams. For voter information purposes, here is his campaign website: https://anthonyadamsformayor.com/ 03:48 Remember Melissa Carone? She made national news by testifying next to Rudy Giuliani sharing baseless accusations of mass election fraud in the city of Detroit. Well, she announced she's running for the Michigan State House in 2022 in the 46th district as a Republican. That's in northern Oakland County. However, as a note - districts are being redrawn by a non-partisan commission and we'll know who is in what districts in November. 05:28 Our feature conversation is with Brian Allnutt of Planet Detroit. It's around this great article, "Detroit’s midnight sun: How Canadian greenhouses could endanger Detroit River migratory birds." Read more: https://planetdetroit.org/2021/01/detroits-southern-lights-how-canadian-greenhouses-could-endanger-detroit-river-migratory-birds/ Follow Brian on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/AllnuttBrian Thanks for listening!
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