Civics 101
Civics 101
Nov 23, 2020
How do we add states? What is the difference between a state and a commonwealth?
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Today’s listener question is, “What is the difference between a state and a commonwealth? Will Puerto Rico become a state or a commonwealth?” We go through that difference, the reason Puerto Rico might become a state, and how adding states has benefited the parties.

Our guest for today is Robinson Woodward-Burns, a professor of political science at Howard University.

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MPR News with Kerri Miller
MPR News with Kerri Miller
Minnesota Public Radio
How to help a loved one who is caught in a web of conspiracy theories
Conspiracy theories flourished in 2020. Between a pandemic, protests over the police killing of George Floyd and a fraught election that the president himself falsely claimed he won, a growing number of people believe things that simply aren’t true. If losing a shared sense of reality is difficult for democracy, it’s even harder on personal relationships. Those who’ve lost a loved one to a conspiracy theory like QAnon say it’s almost impossible to combat. Psychologists agree. Conspiracy theories are especially attractive during uncertain times, and multifaceted ideas like QAnon also function like an “unusually absorbing alternate-reality game,” which makes it especially hard for adherents to break free. Tuesday, MPR News host Kerri Miller tackled the second show in a series about disinformation. Earlier this month, she talked to two experts about how disinformation is spreading so rapidly. This week, she investigated how to help a loved one who is immersed in disinformation. Guests: * Steven Hassan is an expert in cults and deprogramming and is the founding director of the Freedom of Mind Resource Center. * Mick West is a science communicator who debunks conspiracy theories online and is the author of “Escaping the Rabbit Hole: How to Debunk Conspiracy Theories using Facts, Logic and Respect.” To listen to the full conversation you can use the audio player above. Subscribe to the MPR News with Kerri Miller podcast on: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or RSS
49 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! 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 Links in this episode: 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 Article on using podcasts in the Classroom: Subscribe to America Adapts on Apple Podcasts 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 The best climate change podcasts on The Climate Advisor 7 podcasts to learn more about climate change and how to fight it Directions on how to listen to America Adapts on Amazon Alexa 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 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
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: 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: Follow Brian on Twitter here: Thanks for listening!
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