Still Processing
Still Processing
May 7, 2020
Does This Phone Make Me Look Human?
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Covid-19 isn't "the great equalizer" – except when it comes to making us need our devices more than ever. Screens have revealed superstars as civilians, and turned sitcom grouches into teddy bears. Basically: We’re ready to be more open with one another. 


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Skimm This
Skimm This
theSkimm, Inc.
Are We There Yet? When to Expect a COVID Vaccine
Research teams from around the world have been hard at work on a COVID-19 vaccine for more than six months. But the big question still remains: When are we going to actually have a vaccine? This week, we spoke to the head of the National Institutes of Health and a leading researcher on the global hunt for a cure about what you need to know about where the search for a vaccine stands.  One thing we should note: while the race for a vaccine is happening at a historic pace, having a “normal” holiday season is probably off the table until most of us can actually get vaccinated. So, we’ve got some tips about dealing with the challenge of getting through the coming months. Then, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett was in the hot seat this week during her Senate confirmation hearings, where she was grilled on everything from healthcare to her note-taking style. We’ll break down what this week’s hearings did and didn’t reveal about the next potential justice.  Finally, if you’re a dog person, we’ve got a piece for you. About the scientifically-proven ways to bond... with a cat.  On this episode, you’ll hear from:  Dr. Francis Collins, director, National Institutes of Health Kalipso Chalkidou, director of global health policy, Center for Global Development Dr. Vaile Wright, senior director of health care innovation, American Psychological Association Let us know what questions you have about what’s going on in the news right now. Email us at audio@theskimm.com or call and leave us a voicemail at: 646-461-6370. You might hear your message on the show.  If you want to add theSkimm to your daily routine, sign-up for our free newsletter the Daily Skimm. It’s everything you need to know to start your day, right in your inbox.  Skimm'd by Alex Carr, Justine Davie, and Luke Vargas. With additional support from Peter Bonaventure and Ciara Long.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26 min
GirlTrek's Black History Bootcamp
GirlTrek's Black History Bootcamp
Morgan Dixon + Vanessa Garrison
Spiritual Warrior | Day 12 | The Coltranes
I listened to John Coltrane all night ...and woke up singing the old gospel song, "I Hasten to His Throne."  I didn't fully understand the connection until now. Isn't that what this is all about?  Hastening to what is greater? *Spiritual Warriors of the Day:* For John Coltrane, it was at his lowest moment, in a cold fight against heroin, on his bedroom floor, he experienced God's Love.  From that moment, he dedicated his life to a fervent practice of spiritual awakening.  And because God is good, this awakening came with a spiritual guide from Detroit, a woman named Alice.  Together, they created A Love Supreme.  More than a ground-breaking album, it was an ethos.  A dissertation on love.  They improvised connecting with God day after day.  She once meditated continually for weeks. It was this devotion and discipline that gave the world one of the purest languages of love imaginable.  Love, for them, was not a falling.  No.  It was a practice.  A habit.  A discipline. A lifestyle.  Maybe even a religion.  It was a love note on the kitchen table kind of love.  A harp for Christmas kind of love.  Four babies in four years kind of love. Be still and hear God speak kind of love.  And when John was in deep, delivering his 4-part musical masterpiece, Alice was meditating, raising the boys and beaming with anticipation.  She said, "Before I even met John, there was something in me that knew there was a divine connection - there were things that he said to me, they weren’t spoken with the human voice." The Coltranes lived with edgelessness. They were expensive. Their music, healing.  In one of the most beautiful articles I've ever read, Carvell Wallace said that John gave the soul a place to sing. He writes, "There is something about a saint that makes it safe for all of us to get lost in the swell of being human."  And in a brilliant story for NPR, Sydnee Monday called Alice's music "spiritual preservation." She became the matriarch of Black meditation. Her transcendental music helped millions of us find enlightenment.  And he is arguably the greatest musician to ever live.  Together, they transformed the world. Join GirlTrek’s Black History Bootcamp - The Prayer Edition at blackhistorybootcamp.com to receive specially curated emails with prayers, survival tips, speeches + dedicated songs to listen to for each episode. Together we will discover the stories of 21 spiritual warriors. Disclaimer: We do not own the rights to the music played during this broadcast. Original content can be found here: I Love The Lord - Whitney Houston ft. Georgia Mass Choir: https://open.spotify.com/track/2xrXUa8o1JJtz8nobY2UsY?si=xodi35yOSgyQubts4kqSOA A Love Supreme, Pt. I Acknowledgement - John Coltrane: https://open.spotify.com/track/0CLbmkYmQIWiEwnsbOkLpd?si=Ur4Bfxm8RR2ruZKT2Dk0ug
59 min
Lady Don't Take No
Lady Don't Take No
Alicia Garza
Pastor Mike Said What He Said
Alicia Garza is joined this week by Pastor Mike McBride, founder and Lead Pastor of The Way Christian Center in West Berkeley, CA. McBride is a national leader in the movement to implement public health and community centered gun violence prevention programs. Garza talks to McBride about founding Black Church PAC, and is Oakland really as violent as the president claims? Plus, Garza’s weekly round-up of all things awful and wonderful known as “Lady Don’t Take No”. About Pastor Mike Take action: LiveFreeUSA.org Lady Don't Take No on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook. Alicia Garza on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook. This pod is supported by the Black Futures Lab Production by Phil Surkis Theme music: "Lady Don't Tek No" by Latyrx Alicia Garza founded the Black Futures Lab to make Black communities powerful in politics. She is the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, an international organizing project to end state violence and oppression against Black people. Garza serves as the Strategy & Partnerships Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance. She is the co-founder of Supermajority, a new home for women’s activism. Alicia was recently named to TIME’s Annual TIME100 List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, alongside her BLM co-founders Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors. Her forthcoming book,_ __The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart_ (Penguin Random House) will be published on October 20, 2020, and she warns you -- hashtags don’t start movements. People do. DON'T FORGET TO REGISTER TO VOTE!
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