COVID-19 and Children
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Dr. Natalie Lane, medical director for the emergency department of the Children's Hospital of Georgia, says its not totally clear why kids seem to be less affected by the coronavirus, but cautions the pandemic could still affect them profoundly.

Smarty Pants
Smarty Pants
The American Scholar
#167: Red Star Avant Garde
So much of the story we hear about China today concerns Covid-19, or the economy—how over the past few decades, it has risen from poverty and ruin to become a global powerhouse. But there’s a story beneath the surface, of the artistic avant-garde that resisted rule from above and inspired generations of ordinary Chinese citizens to seek freedom of expression. From their countryside re-education posts to the abandoned warehouses of Beijing and the short-lived Democracy Wall, Chinese artists flourished at the edge of acceptability—until the entire edifice came crashing down with the Tiananmen Square massacre. Madeleine O’Dea joins us to talk about her book, The Phoenix Years, which follows the lives of nine contemporary Chinese artists to tell the story of how art shaped a nation. Visit the episode page for portraits and archival images of the artists and their work. Go beyond the episode: * Madeleine O’Dea’s The Phoenix Years: Art, Resistance, and the Making of Modern China * Peruse the exhibition catalogue for the seminal 1993 Hong Kong show, “China’s New Art, Post-1989” (now out of print) * Guo Jian’s artist website * Xhang Ziaogang’s work on artnet * Aniwar’s work on Artsy, if you’re looking to buy * Listen to our first China-focused episode, “Unlikely Encounters,” for an interview with Julian Gewirtz the least likely visitor to the People’s Republic: Milton Friedman Tune in every week to catch interviews with the liveliest voices from literature, the arts, sciences, history, and public affairs; reports on cutting-edge works in progress; long-form narratives; and compelling excerpts from new books. Hosted by Stephanie Bastek. Subscribe: iTunes • Feedburner • Stitcher • Google Play • Acast Have suggestions for projects you’d like us to catch up on, or writers you want to hear from? Send us a note: podcast [at] theamericanscholar [dot] org. And rate us on iTunes! Our theme music was composed by Nathan Prillaman.   See for privacy and opt-out information.
20 min
The Law School Toolbox Podcast: Tools for Law Students from 1L to the Bar Exam, and Beyond
The Law School Toolbox Podcast: Tools for Law Students from 1L to the Bar Exam, and Beyond
Alison Monahan and Lee Burgess - Law School Toolbox, LLC
282: Listen and Learn -- Duty of Loyalty (Corporations)
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! In today's episode, we're talking about the duty of loyalty owed by directors and officers of a corporation, and the main types of conduct they are prohibited to engage in. In this episode we discuss: * A review of the rule for duty of loyalty * The four types of prohibited conduct when the officer's interest is placed before that of the corporation * The situations in which a conflict of interest occurs * Usurpation of a corporate opportunity * Other topics that duty of loyalty is often tested with * Analyzing three hypos from California bar exam essays involving duty of loyalty Resources: * “Listen and Learn” series ( * California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2015 ( * California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2009 ( * California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2002 ( * Examples & Explanations: Corporations, by Alan R. Palmiter ( * Podcast Episode 280: Listen and Learn – Piercing the Corporate Veil ( * Corporations 101 – A Quick Look at Upperclassmen Courses ( Download the Transcript ( If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts ( or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website ( If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox ( You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter ( to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
17 min
The Law Entrepreneur
The Law Entrepreneur
Neil Tyra
Ep. 254 - The Importance of Quality Content for Your Law Firm - with Annette Choti
Annette Choti is the founder and creator of Law Quill, Ink, which provides content management and SEO services for solo and small firm practitioners. They deliver both done-for-you services based solely on your business or you can purchase pre-populated products for those with less of a need for those high-touch services. We talk about the importance of creating content for your law firm, how to figure out what to write, researching your content, and more. Resources: ( ( If you’ve enjoyed the podcast, (please head to Apple Podcasts and leave a rating & review for the show)! It only takes a moment, and really helps me to reach new listeners. You can also (head to the website at for more information on the podcast and my legal services. -- Thank you to our sponsors! (Spotlight Branding) - A legal marketing company that works with solo and small law firms to increase referrals. Go to ( for a better way to market your law practice. (Ruby Receptionist) - Virtual receptionist & live call services that will help you grow your office (and save money), one call at a time - to learn more, go to ( or call 844.895.7829 (Daylite) - The all-in-one contact relationship manager. If you’re feeling like it’s time to upgrade from spreadsheets to a CRM, visit ( and get your first month free when you mention Law Entrepreneur. The Law Entrepreneur is a production of (Crate Media)
32 min
KQED's The California Report
KQED's The California Report
California Surgeon General Pushes for Health Equity During Pandemic
Dr. Nadine Burke-Harris was sworn in as California's first Surgeon General back in 2019. She's been helping lead the response to the coronavirus pandemic and has been especially concerned about the toll it's taking on communities of color and children. Guest: Dr. Nadine Burke-Harris, California Surgeon General The vaccine code system that was designed to help people in hard-hit communities across California get access to vaccinations may need a makeover. The codes are being shared and people who don't qualify are taking up spaces reserved for those communities. A national environmental group is suing the Newsom Administration. The Center for Biological Diversity claims thousands of oil and gas drilling permits have been illegally approved. Reporter: Ted Goldberg, KQED A new report has found that regulators overstated reductions in the state’s greenhouse gas emissions. A key problem is that emissions from the transportation sector have increased in recent years. Reporter: Kevin Stark, KQED A report by the Energy Institute at Berkeley's Haas School of Business and the nonprofit Next 10 found rates are much higher for Californians. In fact, Pacific Gas & Electric customers pay 80% more than the national average. Reporter: Lily Jamali, The California Report With the death Monday of Lawrence Ferlinghetti at the age of 101, San Francisco has lost a figure synonymous with more than a half century of the city’s cultural history. His lasting legacy will go far beyond just the City Lights Book Store. Guest: Chloe Veltman, KQED Arts and Culture Reporter
18 min
Make No Law: The First Amendment Podcast
Make No Law: The First Amendment Podcast
Legal Talk Network
Imminent Lawless Action
In 1919, The US Supreme Court in Schenck v. United States established the rule that if words create a "clear and present danger" to incite criminal activity or violence, the government has the right to prevent and punish that speech. For nearly fifty years, through wars and the Red Scare, that rule was applied largely without question. Then, in the 1969 case of Brandenburg v. Ohio, a white supremacist in Ohio, convicted for an inflammatory speech at a Klan rally, challenged his conviction saying it violated his First Amendment rights...and the Court agreed. A new test was born which has lasted for now more than 50 years. But, having been formulated in an era of much more limited media, does it still hold up today? In this episode of Make No Law: The First Amendment Podcast from, host Ken White explores how the First Amendment has handled inflammatory speech, from Schenck to the current Brandenburg standard and all the way up to today. With the help of Professors David Cunningham and Richard Wilson, Ken digs into what makes the “imminent lawless action” test of Brandenburg such an important turning point in First Amendment law but also investigates whether the proliferation of online communication necessitates a renewed look at the standards set out in a “simpler” time. Professor David Cunningham is professor and Chair of Sociology at Washington University in St. Louis. Professor Richard Wilson is the Gladstein Distinguished Chair of Human Rights and Professor of Law and Anthropology at UConn School of Law.
34 min
Science of Reading: The Podcast
Science of Reading: The Podcast
Amplify Education
S3-04. Plain Talk: Making the Shift to the Science of Reading in Your District
Join leading experts Natalie Wexler, Ernesto Ortiz, Dr. Carolyn Strom, and Susan Lambert for a podcast on making the shift to the science of reading. In this special episode, they discuss how educators can implement the science of reading through an incremental change on all levels, from a classroom to entire districts. Sharing their research and both professional and personal experiences, the panelists share the leadership knowledge, training, and curriculum advice you’ve been looking for.  *Quotes: *”We need to show how research can translate to practice–making it accessible to teachers and deeply connect it to their local reality.” –Dr. Carolyn Strom, Professor of Early Childhood Literacy and Innovation at NYU “My advice for building leaders: you have the next bigger impact on students after teachers. It’s never too late to start and it’s okay to not know everything.” –Ernesto Ortiz, Principal at McDonald Elementary School, PA *Show notes: *Plain Talk about Literacy and Learning Conference* * Ernesto's blog: Decoding Leadership Carolyn Strom NYU Bio Natalie's books: The Knowledge Gap: The hidden cause of America's broken education system--and how to fix it The Writing Revolution: A Guide to Advancing Thinking Through Writing in All Subjects and Grade Want to discuss the episode? Join our Facebook group Science of Reading: The Community.
56 min
Encyclopedia Womannica
Encyclopedia Womannica
Wonder Media Network
Journalists: Gerda Taro
This month of Encyclopedia Womannica is brought to you by Macy’s. In 1976, the US government introduced Black History Month to honor the achievements and cultural richness of the African-American community — something Macy’s is passionate about throughout February and year round. You can shop Black-owned businesses available at Macy’s at, and head to that link to find a range of charities that empower Black youth. It’s just one way Macy’s is committed to infusing inclusivity in everything they do. Every weekday, listeners explore the trials, tragedies, and triumphs of groundbreaking women throughout history who have dramatically shaped the world around us. In each 5 minute episode, we’ll dive into the story behind one woman listeners may or may not know -- but definitely should. These diverse women from across space and time are grouped into easily accessible and engaging monthly themes like Leading Ladies, Activists, STEMinists, Local Legends, and many more. Encyclopedia Womannica is hosted by WMN co-founder and award-winning journalist Jenny Kaplan. The bite-sized episodes pack painstakingly researched content into fun, entertaining, and addictive daily adventures. Encyclopedia Womannica was created by Liz Kaplan and Jenny Kaplan, executive produced by Jenny Kaplan, and produced by Liz Smith, Cinthia Pimentel, Grace Lynch, Maddy Foley, and Brittany Martinez. Special thanks to Shira Atkins, Edie Allard, and Carmen Borca-Carrillo. We are offering free ad space on Wonder Media Network shows to organizations working towards social justice. For more information, please email Jenny at Follow Wonder Media Network: * Website * Instagram * Twitter
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