Majority 54
Majority 54
Oct 29, 2020
How we win the final days
42 min

How should we handle the final week, facing Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation and groundbreaking early voting numbers?

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Jason is back with a new season and a new co-host, Ravi Gupta. Each week, they'll tackle our most pressing issues, giving you the tools necessary to successfully have conversations across the aisle.

Majority54 is a Wonder Media Network production. It's produced by Grace Lynch and Edie Allard. Theme music provided by Kemet Coleman. Special thanks to Diana Kander.

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The Mother Jones Podcast
The Mother Jones Podcast
Mother Jones
The Safest Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving, According to Science
How are your Thanksgiving plans different this year? You may have heeded the urgent advice to put travel plans on ice, but you’re still trying your best to feel the holiday spirit, somehow? As the latest coronavirus surge continues unabated, and as various kinds of restrictions swing into effect across the country, the Mother Jones Podcast team is bringing you two chats with top infectious-disease experts on how to stop the spread and keep you and your family safe during a holiday season unlike any other. Science communication expert Jessica Malaty Rivera, a microbiologist, has a few tips for you, and a couple for the incoming president, too. Rivera spoke to our senior editor Kiera Butler about Thanksgiving strategies—"a negative COVID-19 test is not an immunity passport," she warns—as well as her work to document up-to-the-minute coronavirus data and trends at the COVID Tracking Project. "Nobody here is saying we should cancel Thanksgiving," Rivera says. "What we’re saying is it needs to look very different from years past." Some top-line tips: Stay at home, and if you are hosting a gatherings, keep it small, outdoors, and masked. Read more from Mother Jones' interview with Rivera, and how the Biden administration must beat viral misinformation influencers at their own game to combat the coronavirus, here. Also on the show, host Jamilah King spoke to Dr. Peter Hotez, a vaccine scientist, pediatrician, and dean for the National School of Tropical Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, about the state of vaccine development right now, including which segments of the population are expected to get it first, and when. He gives his Thanksgiving tips, too: "We are in a public health crisis," he says. "Don’t do reckless, irresponsible things. Let’s just hang on a few more months and everyone can get vaccinated and live."
29 min
In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt
In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt
Lemonada Media
The Next Three Stages of COVID-19 (with Ashish Jha)
Andy calls up Ashish Jha, Dean of Brown University's School of Public Health, to discuss what to expect during the next three stages of the pandemic. Ashish also describes going through what he calls "among the most surreal experiences of my life" – testifying in front of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee about hydroxychloroquine. Plus, Ashish’s projections for 2021 including which holiday we will be able to celebrate with friends and family — and an invitation too!   Keep up with Andy on Twitter @ASlavitt and Instagram @andyslavitt.   Follow Ashish Jha on Twitter @ashishkjha.    In the Bubble is supported in part by listeners like you. Become a member, get exclusive bonus content, ask Andy questions, and get discounted merch at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/inthebubble/    Support the show by checking out our sponsors! Livinguard masks have the potential to deactivate COVID-19 based on the testing they have conducted from leading universities such as the University of Arizona and the Free University in Berlin, Germany. Go to shop.livinguard.com and use the code BUBBLE10 for 10% off.   Check out these resources from today’s episode:  Read Ashish’s op-ed in The New York Times about the recent Senate hearing on hydroxychloroquine: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/24/opinion/hydroxychloroquine-covid.html  Listen to Ashish’s podcast, COVID: What comes next - With Dr. Ashish Jha: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/covid-what-comes-next-with-dr-ashish-jha/id1537623373  Keep up with all of Ashish’s work with the Brown School of Public Health: https://www.brown.edu/academics/public-health/about/people/dean/ashish-jha  Pre-order Andy’s book, Preventable: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response, here: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250770165    To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to www.lemonadamedia.com/show/in-the-bubble shortly after the air date.   Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
43 min
Cape Fear Unearthed
Cape Fear Unearthed
Gannett
Unearthing 1898, Part 3: The Aftermath
On the morning of Nov. 11, 1898, Wilmington was a city in shock. The day prior, chaos reigned on the streets when a mob of armed white supremacists unleashed intimidation, threats and gunfire on the Black residents of Wilmington. In the third episode of "Unearthing 1898," host Hunter Ingram and guests look at Wilmington in the days and years after Nov. 10, 1898. What happened to the Black residents who fled or were banished from the city, many of them spending days hidden in fear in Wilmington swamps and cemeteries? How did the newly seized local government respond to the day of violence and attempt to restore order in an unruly city? And how did the events of 1898 lead to widespread legislative, economic, culture and societal changes that persisted throughout the state for decades and are still being dealt with today. Joining the episode are LeRae Umfleet, the author of "A Day of Blood" and lead research of North Carolina's commission on 1898; Cynthia Brown, historian of St. Stephens AME Church in Wilmington; and David Cecelski, historian and co-author of "Democracy Betrayed." Cape Fear Unearthed is written, edited and hosted by Hunter Ingram. Additional editing by Adam Fish. The show is sponsored by Northchase Family Dentistry, Tidewater Heating & Air Conditioning, and Cape Fear Pharmacy. Sources: "A Day of Blood: The 1898 Wilmington Race Riot," by LeRae Umfleet "Wilmington's Life: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy," by David Zucchino "Democracy Betrayed," edited by David Cecelski and Timothy Tyson. "Wilmington on Fire" (2015, dir. Christopher Everett Wilmington Massacre and Coup d'état of 1898 (an interactive timeline exhibit), CapeFearMuseum.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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