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Appalachian Sound and Color sets out to interview and understand artists, musicians, writers, and makers living in Appalachia. ASC's light hearted interview style does not strictly focus on each maker's creative process, but rather their upbringing in Appalachia and how that steered them to create. The podcast also asks why each artist chose to stay and create here. ASC is an offspring of Clientele Art Studio located in Wheeling, WV and is hosted by Logan Schmitt and William Wallace. It is p ...
 
Let's make sense of the world – together. From the economy and health care to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point host Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with newsmakers and real people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR.
 
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President Biden called COVID a “pandemic of the unvaccinated” as he announced his sweeping plan that would require more than 100 million American workers get vaccinated. Government mandates and smart public health decisions. Do the two meet in Biden's new COVID plan? Nita Farahany and Lawrence Gostin join Meghna Chakrabarti.…
 
A solo episode from Paul today inspired by the content of Wyoming Catholic College’s Deductive Reasoning in Science course (SCI 301). Greek arithmetic and the Pythagoreans The crisis of incommensurables (irrational numbers) The triumph of geometry over arithmetic Emphasis on axiomatic systems and proofs: Euclid Archimedes: physics within the Euclid…
 
In this episode, Logan and Will record live from Clientele! The recording was from Sunday, 9/12/21 after successfully opening Clientele Art Studio that Friday. Discussion topics include: everything that we somehow accomplished within seven days, how amazing the local community is and how supportive they've been, Chef Melissa's amazing bagels, the a…
 
People under the age of 25 make up more than 60% of the population of Afghanistan. Afghanistan's people are young. And most of those young people have grown up with expanded rights for women, a burgeoning media, new technology and opportunities previously unavailable when the Taliban ruled. Now that the Taliban are back in power, what do young Afgh…
 
Over the last 20 years, journalists and entrepreneurs like Saad Mohseni have built a free and independent press in Afghanistan. Mohseni recently told the Journo podcast that the Taliban can’t shut that all down. "I don’t want to overstate this, but I think media has become the beacon of hope for the country," Mohseni said. Our series The Longest Wa…
 
This week, we’re seeking to better understand the impact of 20 years of war in Afghanistan. In our series The Longest War, you’ll hear from Afghan women, U.S. veterans and others about how choices made in Washington and Kabul shaped their lives. 25-year-old Fanoos Basir is a civil engineer and former member of the Afghan women’s national soccer tea…
 
Something is happening in the workplace. More than 4 million Americans quit their jobs in April. So what’s going on? In this rebroadcast, we ask financial columnists Michelle Singletary and Rana Foroohar why so many Americans are saying 'I quit.' Rana Foroohar, Michelle Singletary and Jennifer Kastelic join Meghna Chakrabarti.…
 
The diversion of water from refuges in the Klamath River basin, as well as climate change, is altering migratory patterns of bird species in the Pacific Flyway, from Alaska to Patagonia. John Alexander is executive director of the Klamath Bird Observatory. He joins us in this 'First Person' diary to explain how 'the arteries of the West, our wetlan…
 
Hey everyone! With the opening of Clientele coming very soon, Logan and myself have not had anytime to sit down and interview anyone. While the original plan was to not release an episode this week, and write a blog post instead to explain what is going on behind the scenes, I found a few minutes and snuck over to Clientele and recorded a quick upd…
 
Charmayne Hunter-Spencer was among the millions of Americans behind on their rent. So she turned to emergency rental assistance programs for help. Charmayne says that when she applied for rental assistance with the county-based Houston-Harris Help, the application process went seamlessly. It hadn't.By WBUR
 
Native Americans communities have been dealing with loss of water since a drought began 20 years ago. One of those communities is Many Farms, Arizona, where Roland Tso lives. Roland Tso is a grazing official on the Navajo reservation. Historically, Many Farms has been an agricultural community, but drought is changing that: "We've been conserving f…
 
Jordan Wales, PhD, who teaches theology at Hillsdale College in Michigan, spoke with Paul and Bill about his research at the intersection of robotics and religion. He discussed a compelling concern in the future relationship between human beings and technology. In particular, the concern, about which he spoke at the 2021 conference of the Society o…
 
Khaled Hosseini is a world-renowned novelist and author of bestsellers "The Kite Runner" and "A Thousand Splendid Suns." He was born in Afghanistan but left the country as a young man. In the latest First Person diary, Hosseini remembers the Afghanistan of his childhood and calls on help for those left behind.…
 
20 years of war, conflict and attempts to rebuild in Afghanistan. All wiped away in what seems like just a few days and weeks as the Taliban take over Kabul. Or was it really that fast? We take a look at years of critical decisions, corruption and political disconnects that paved the way for the Taliban’s return to power. Azmat Khan and Craig Whitl…
 
Hubris. Denial. Power. Philosopher Martha Nussbaum sees all those things leading to Andrew Cuomo's resignation as governor of New York. But most of all, she sees the monumental power of pride. In her new book "Citadels of Pride" Nussbaum examines how a culture of mountainous self-regard perpetuates sexual abuse. Nussbaum joins Meghna Chakrabarti.…
 
Mississippi is posting record numbers of new COVID cases, and doctors warn Mississippi’s hospital system is on the brink of collapse. We talk about the pandemic in Mississippi now, and what it’ll take to turn things around. Nick Judin, Dr. LouAnn Woodward, Alex Cobb and Wayne Rodolfich join Meghna Chakrabarti.…
 
In this episode, we talked with the Artist and Framer extraordinaire, Amanda Carney. The North Wheeling local has always been involved with art, so when the chance to take over a frame shop popped up, she jumped at the chance. Discussion topics include: Wheeling's punk scene, Kid Pix, the perils of mural painting, dealing with loss, and video games…
 
This week, the nation’s two largest teachers’ unions dropped their opposition to COVID vaccine mandates for their members. Both had previously said that vaccines for teachers should only be by choice. But on Wednesday, the American Federation of Teachers reversed that stance. We discuss what the Delta variant means for school this fall. Cecily Myar…
 
When a congressman asked Alexander Vindman why he wasn’t afraid to blow the whistle on former President Trump, he said: "Because this is America. This is the country I’ve served and defended and here, right matters.” Vindman joins Meghna Chakrabarti with a moral message for all Americans. His new book is "Here, Right Matters."…
 
Tucker Carlson goes to Budapest. The Fox News personality’s trip to Hungary highlights a high profile embrace of Victor Orban’s regime by influential U.S. conservatives. But Carlson isn’t the only one, and he’s not the first, either. We take a look at the links between American conservatism and Hungarian authoritarianism. Sarah Posner and Jack Beat…
 
Welcome to this 130th episode of our podcast. Here’s a lively conversation between two geoscientists—testifying to the opportunities for Society of Catholic Scientists (SCS) members to enjoy discussions which are at once elevated by their personal values and grounded in their diverse, expert explorations of God’s creation. Paul spoke with Natasha T…
 
Word on Fire will be holding a Faith and Science Summit August 9-12 (starting tomorrow!). It will feature at least nine speakers, including the SCS' own Jonathan Lunine and Karin Oberg. Among the topics discussed will be - The history of the Church and science, including a wealth of details that get glossed over by the "conflict hypothesis" - Speci…
 
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