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As U.S.-Russia tensions escalate in the standoff over Ukraine, ABC's Martha Raddatz goes one-on-one with Senate Foreign Relations Committee member Senator Chris Coons on the possibility of a Russian invasion and what’s next for the Democrats’ agenda. Plus, Senator Joni Ernst weighs in on the U.S. response, and the Senate GOP‘s block of voting right…
 
ELB Podcast Episode 3:5: Bart Gellman, Jessica Huseman, and Margaret Sullivan: What Can (and Should) Journalists Do to Prevent Election Subversion and Another January 6?How can journalists best report on stories about the risks to election integrity in the United States?Should journalists be taking sides between the forces of those supporting and o…
 
America's #1 morning show, 'Good Morning America,' is now available as a podcast! Take Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Michael Strahan, Ginger Zee and the rest of the 'GMA' team with you wherever you go: in the car, at the gym, or on your afternoon walk. Catch up on all the day's news, hear our exclusive interviews, and never miss out on our …
 
ABC's Mireya Villareal is in Texas with the latest on the synagogue standoff, which ended with all four hostages escaping safely, and the suspect dead; ABC News Contributor and former FBI hostage negotiator Brad Garrett breaks down the SWAT team response; Surgeon General Vivek Murthy discusses the Biden administration's handling of the COVID-19 pan…
 
As the Omicron variant pushes the U.S. healthcare system to the brink, Dr. Ashish Jha joins George Stephanopoulos to discuss the strategy of adjusting to the “new normal” of life with COVID and the impact on young children. Plus, as the Biden administration prepares for talks with Russia next week, George goes one-on-one with Secretary of State Ant…
 
As the U.S. shatters COVID case records, ABC's Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos goes one-on-one with Dr. Anthony Fauci about the new CDC guidelines for quarantine and isolation, testing availability, and the latest research into the Omicron variant. Plus, with the one year anniversary of the Capitol insurrection approaching, January 6th Committee…
 
Harvard Medical School professor of neurology Rudolph Tanzi discusses how lifestyle choices can help maintain brain health during a person’s lifespan. Topics include Alzheimer’s disease and other kinds of dementia, the role of genetics and environment in health, and the importance of sleep, exercise, and diet in controlling neuroinflammation. For m…
 
Makeda Best, curator of photography at the Harvard Art Museums and a visiting professor of Art, Film, and Visual Studies, shares her insights on landscape photographers, as well as photographers of war and protest, capture their historical moments, and what their work says about cultural history and politics. Topics discussed include Best’s researc…
 
Claudia Goldin, Henry Lee professor of economics, shares the reason why working mothers still earn less and advance less often in their careers than men: time. Even with antidiscrimination laws and unbiased managers, certain professions pay employees disproportionately more for long hours and weekends, passing over women who need that time for fami…
 
Jerrold Rosenbaum, director of Massachusetts General Hospital’s Center for the Neuroscience of Psychedelics, discusses the potential of using psychedelics, such as MDMA and magic mushrooms, to treat treatment-resistant mood disorders like depression and anxiety. Topics include the effect of psychedelics on the brain, how psychedelic therapy is cond…
 
Nicholas Stephanopoulos, a political scientist and legal scholar whose research focuses on gerrymandering, explains its effect on American democracy and how it might be stopped. Topics include recent state laws that limit voting, the voting-rights bills being debated in Congress, and the current state of “alignment” between voters’ wishes and gover…
 
Emily Broad Leib, founder and director of Harvard’s Food Law and Policy Clinic, discusses how to reduce food waste in the United States and abroad. Topics include the confusion caused by misleading date labels, the impact of COVID-19 on food waste, and the FLPC’s collaborations with governments and non-profit organizations to enact better food laws…
 
Can the United States continue to run free and fair elections amidst a sea of election disinformation? What has the path of the voting wars looked like since the disputed 2000 election? How should journalists cover stories like election subversion, and deal with those who make claims about elections being stolen or rigged?On Season 3 Episode 4 of t…
 
Neurobiologists Venkatesh Murthy and Sandeep Robert Datta discuss what scientists know about our sense of smell, and what big mysteries remain. Topics include smell loss from COVID-19, experimental approaches to understanding olfaction, and the role of artificial intelligence in olfactory research. For more information about Harvard Magazine and th…
 
Epidemiologist and immunologist Michael Mina discusses the use of rapid tests as public health tools. Topics include using rapid tests to protect gatherings of friends and family; the differences between rapid tests and PCR tests; and why rapid tests are useful even for people who are vaccinated—particularly the elderly. For more information about …
 
For more information about Harvard Magazine and this podcast, visit www.harvardmagazine.com/podcast and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. For a transcript of this episode, go to https://harvardmagazine.com/2021/preview-ask-a-harvard-professor-season-four Ask a Harvard Professor is hosted by Lydialyle Gibson, Jonathan Shaw, Jacob Sweet,…
 
Is the Voting Rights Act effectively dead as a superstatute? Is the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act the best way to protect minority voters in the United States? Are the dangers of election subversion and voter suppression more closely linked than some have said?On Season 3, Episode 3 of the ELB Podcast, we talk to Guy Charles, the Charles…
 
Is the United States at risk of election subversion and stolen elections?Is the key to secure American elections having people of integrity running them?What role can law play in protecting the rule of law and elections?On Season 3, Episode 2 of the ELB Podcast, we speak with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and Harris County, Texas El…
 
How will the new round of redistricting go, with late census numbers, courts refusing to police partisan gerrymanders, and a weakened Voting Rights Act? Will redistricting cost Democrats control of the U.S. House? How will redistricting commissions fit into the rushed process?On Season 3 Episode 1 of the ELB Podcast, we speak with Stanford law and …
 
In this episode, Phil Kallberg explains what Deconstructionism and Postmodernism are as they relate to stories. He also draws a distinction between the soft applications of these ideas and hard Deconstructionism and Postmodernism. While the soft variants of these ideas can at times be useful the hard variants are incoherent. (July 25, 2021)…
 
In this episode of The Examined Life, Phil Kallberg speaks in light of the US government's report on UFOs/UAPs, explaining why it's highly likely that many of the reported encounters with aliens are just encounters with demonic entities. If you already have a worldview that allows for belief in the demonic, then demons make more sense of these phen…
 
In this episode of The Examined Life, Phil Kallberg gives a very brief overview of thought experiments and explains how they demonstrate that one of the purposes of good stories is to train us to be better people. He also gives out a face palm and sigh award for cherry picking from the Bible. (April 30, 2021)…
 
In this episode of The Examined Life, Phil Kallberg explains the general ideas behind the types of criticism that are used in literature, film, and other types of media. When criticism is done well, it illuminates aspects of stories and media that we will otherwise not see. Also he recommends the book "The Genealogical Adam and Eve" by S. Joshua Sw…
 
In this episode of The Examined Life, Phil Kallberg continues discussing the philosophy and theory behind stories with the theory of archetypes. He explains the theory of archetypes, goes over some criticism of the theory, and discusses if the theory can apply to the real world as well as to stories. (April 5, 2021)…
 
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