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PBS News: September24-28, 2019 and Gen Z has spoken, are world leaders listening?,

Indigenous leaders call attention to disastrous forest fires,

Youth marches for climate action draw millions around the world

TED Talks: Patrick Chappatte the power of cartoons, and A free world needs satire,  Kristie  Ebi How climate change could make our food less nutritious?

Robbie and Gary Gardening Easy:  AMAZING HUMMINGBIRD STORY-Tips Feeder Easy Recipe Nectar BUILDING Nest on Window Mom Feeding Babies

 Talltanic: 16 Unreal Animals That Actually Exist

The Secrets of Nature: The Black Mountain

Thisiscolossal: Monumental Pastel Drawings of Endangered Icebergs by Zaria Forman, and The Hummingbird Whisperer: A UCLA Researcher Cultivates a Community of 200 Hummingbirds Outside Her Window

United Nations and  Guardian News: Greta Thunberg to world leaders: ‘How dare you? You have stolen my dreams and my childhood’

PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode September 28, 2019

•Sep 28, 2019

PBS NewsHour  

On this edition for Saturday, September 28, the latest on the impeachment inquiry of President Trump, and low turnout as Afghans vote in the presidential election amid Taliban violence. Also, a look at the underlying issues of U.S.-China trade relations. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode September 27, 2019

PBS NewsHour

Friday on the NewsHour, new details emerge about President Trump’s controversial phone call with Ukraine’s president and how the White House tried to suppress it. Plus: A historic Chinese infrastructure campaign builds the country’s global influence, courting black voters in South Carolina, political analysis with Mark Shields and David Brooks and a new film on the tragic life of Judy Garland. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: Why House is moving so quickly on Trump impeachment inquiry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrKMt… News Wrap: House votes to end Trump’s border emergency https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxCpK… How huge Belt and Road project is building Chinese influence https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl_kw… How South Carolina’s black voters feel about 2020 Democrats https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHxxr… Shields and Brooks on the politics of impeachment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kPVN… How ‘Judy’ captures the triumph and tragedy of Judy Garland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ta2_U…

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PBS NewsHour full episode September 26, 2019

Sep 26, 2019 

PBS NewsHour

Thursday on the NewsHour, new details of the whistleblower complaint involving President Trump’s interactions with a foreign leader further roil Capitol Hill. Plus: Reaction to the allegations of presidential misconduct from Rep. Adam Schiff and Kellyanne Conway, legal and political analysis of the incident, the growing power of Chinese President Xi Jinping and a look at South Korean politics. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode September 25, 2019

Sep 25, 2019

PBS NewsHour

Wednesday on the NewsHour, the White House releases a memo of the call between President Trump and the Ukranian president, now at the heart of the impeachment investigation. Also: the staggering damage of climate change on the world’s oceans, struggles to root out Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, plus a look at the power and prosperity of modern China. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: What lawmakers learned from Trump’s Ukraine call memo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-k8vw… How DOJ is involved in the whistleblower complaint https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tf7ZT… Murphy: Trump’s call underscores need for House inquiry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPWTv… How a president’s call to a foreign leader becomes a memo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWxIR… News Wrap: Rouhani calls U.S. sanctions ‘economic terrorism’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7vPl… Future of ocean life is bleak if we don’t cut emissions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tt22B… Afghan forces constantly fighting to root out Taliban https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mgin… POWER AND PROSPERITY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAiH5…

PBS NewsHour full episode September 24, 2019

Published on Sep 24, 2019

PBS NewsHour

Tuesday on the NewsHour, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announces a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump’s actions with Ukraine. Also: Trump’s address at the United Nations, what’s next in the Brexit saga, a survivor of sexual assault reclaims her voice, Ta-Nehisi Coates on his first novel and more. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: Impeachment calls grow as Trump defends withholding aid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0qRT… Spanberger: ‘So many troubling threads’ in Trump allegations https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sc-4N… Harris: Releasing Trump call transcript ‘right thing to do’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XijaU… What spurred House Democrats to ramp up impeachment efforts? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ORqv… News Wrap: Tropical Storm Karen soaks U.S. Virgin Islands https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzhLJ… Trump denounces globalism, calls out China on trade at UN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViU6E… UK court ruling leaves Johnson with fewer options on Brexit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-oEJ… How Chanel Miller took her story back https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpQUC… In Ta-Nehisi Coates’ new novel, memory is a superpower https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuq6O… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

Gen Z has spoken, are world leaders listening?

Published on Sep 21, 2019

PBS NewsHour

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Young leaders gathered on Saturday at the United Nations for the Youth Climate Summit, where they voiced concerns and offered solutions for a warming planet, a day after millions of young people participated in a global climate strike. Megan Thompson spoke with producer Maya Navon and associate producer Nina Joung, who covered the strike in New York City for WNET’s Peril and Promise initiative

Indigenous leaders call attention to disastrous forest fires

Published on Sep 21, 2019

PBS NewsHour

Fires have destroyed millions of acres of rainforest in the Amazon and in portions of Indonesia in recent months. This week, an international coalition of indigenous leaders met in New York during the United Nations climate summit to call attention to the destruction of their land, confront climate change and ask for increased protections for the environment. Megan Thompson reports.

Youth marches for climate action draw millions around the world

•Published on Sep 20, 2019

PBS NewsHour

In cities across the globe on Friday, protesters took to the streets to demand action on climate change. The demonstrations, easily the largest to focus on climate, represent a movement driven largely by young people — many of whom left school to join the walkout. William Brangham spoke to several participants about their mission to reduce fossil fuel emissions and how they plan to execute it. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

In a series of witty punchlines, Patrick Chappatte makes a poignant case for the power of the humble cartoon. His projects in Lebanon, West Africa and Gaza show how, in the right hands, the pencil can illuminate serious issues and bring the most unlikely people together.

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Patrick Chappatte · Editorial cartoonist

With simple lines and pointed jokes that skewer injustice, Patrick Chappatte’s editorial cartoons view the tragic, the farcical and the absurd through a lens of unfettered humor.

We need humor like we need the air we breathe, says editorial cartoonist Patrick Chappatte. In a talk illustrated with highlights from a career spent skewering everything from dictators and ideologues to selfies and social media mobs, Chappatte makes a resounding, often hilarious case for the necessity of satire. “Political cartoons were born with democracy, and they are challenged when freedom is,” he says.

This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.

About the speaker

Patrick Chappatte · Editorial cartoonist

With simple lines and pointed jokes that skewer injustice, Patrick Chappatte’s editorial cartoons view the tragic, the farcical and the absurd through a lens of unfettered humor.

Rising carbon levels in the atmosphere can make plants grow faster, but there’s another hidden consequence: they rob plants of the nutrients and vitamins we need to survive. In a talk about global food security, epidemiologist Kristie Ebi explores the potentially massive health consequences of this growing nutrition crisis — and explores the steps we can take to ensure all people have access to safe, healthy food.

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Kristie Ebi · Public health researcher

At the Center for Health and the Global Environment, Kristie Ebi studies and develops interventions to help at-risk populations deal with climate change.

AMAZING HUMMINGBIRD STORY-Tips Feeder Easy Recipe Nectar BUILDING Nest on Window Mom Feeding Babies

Jul 18, 2019  Robbie and Gary Gardening Easy

Documentary on Hummingbirds what everyone should know, how they live, feed with simple recipe that can bring 100’s to a garden, and what they need to survive their new city world. I now buy large bags of Pure White Cane granulated sugar so they can live and raised their chicks and know they can be supplement to many can stay strong to survive their tough environment. These are the smartest birds, I do believe, they know who feeds them, they know who is helping them. ENJOY my thoughts and Story. Mom Nest on my Window on hummingbird Feeder: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mmCr… More on Hummingbirds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNEmj…

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16 Unreal Animals That Actually Exist

Nov 4, 2016  Talltanic

Amazing and bizarre looking animals and creatures you need to know about from the strange scorpion fly to the endangered dhole. Subscribe to Talltanic https://goo.gl/wgfvrr 9. The Raccoon Dog No, these dogs aren’t related to raccoons but they do happen to get their name for looking like a close relative of those little-masked bandits. Raccoon dogs are native to the Eastern region of Asia but are considered to be an invasive species ever since they were introduced into the local area. What’s interesting to note is that these dogs often climb trees, unlike most wild canids with the exception of the North American gray fox. The selling of their fur by retail companies has been the center of many scandals. 8. The Dhole The endangered canid can be found living in the regions of South, Central, and Southeast Asia. Here, they face the threat of habitat loss, persecution, and must compete against other animals such as tigers and leopards for food sources. They’re known to hunt in packs during the day and live in social packs that contain a hierarchy built on dominance. Unlike most domestic animals, the Dhole has been deemed as completely untameable due to their shy and vicious nature. 7. The Geoduck This is a geoduck but you probably recognize it as just an ordinary old clam. These saltwater clams are found throughout the west coast of North America and are edible. The most interesting thing about these animals is their very long siphons that can grow to be almost 3.5 inches long by themselves. Not only that, but this is the largest burrowing clam in the world that can live up to 140 years old, making it one of the longest-living creatures to ever exist. The oldest geoduck on record was recorded at being 168-years-old. 6. The Giant Isopod These nightmare inducing crustaceans dwell in the cold deep waters of the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic Oceans. They closely resemble pillbugs, although, that’s not much of a surprise as they are related to them. They were first described back in 1879 which means that they’ve been known to the public for quite some time now. B. giganteus is capable of reaching between 7.5 to 14.2 inches! 5. A Deformed Chital Deer This might look like a strange new species of deer but no it’s just a regular deer. What makes it look peculiar are its tines. Normally, they’re supposed to form upwards but it isn’t uncommon to come across a deer with downward growing tines. The possible reason for this to occur is most likely due to injury. The deer possibly hit its antlers on a tree while they were growing and caused a blood vessel to either rupture or clot. Thus, the flow of blood gets disrupted and must find a new path to flow. 4. The Cassowary This flightless bird can be found living in the tropical forests of northeastern Australia and New Guinea. They live off a diet of mostly fruit, however, they’re considered to be omnivorous and will feed on smaller animals. Typically, the cassowary is a very shy animal but you do not want to get these birds angry. They’re able to inflict heavy damage by using their massive claws and can produce fatal injuries in humans and dogs. 3. The Lowland Streaked Tenrec This small mammal can be found living only on the island of Madagascar where its conservation status is currently classified as being Least Concerned. These little critters only grow to be around 7 ounces and come equipped with barbed quills on their body. This helps them defend against predators such as the fossa and the Malagasy mongoose. These are the only mammals that use stridulation to create sound, which is most commonly used by snakes and insects. 2. The Scorpion Fly These insects are known as Mecoptera and are referred to as scorpionflies because of their resemblance to a scorpion. The “stinger” that you see isn’t really the fly’s tail but rather only a trait that the males possess because it’s actually their enlarged genitalia. Scorpionflies are known to feed on dead organisms and live inside the bodies of dead humans, however, the body must be fresh in order to sustain the proper living conditions. 1. The Ant-Mimicking Treehopper You’re probably looking at this and wondering “what even is this thing?” Well, given the title of ant-mimicking treehopper you can pretty much guess that this isn’t actually a real ant. No, Cyphonia clavata here is specially designed by evolution to only appear as a ant, much like how other insects and spiders do. The black “ant” part of the treehopper is really just a bunch extension growths from its body. If you look closely you’ll see that the creature’s eye is is the circular shape located towards the brown area near its legs. The reason the “ant” is positioned backwards is because when ants are in defense mode they move backwards, so when the treehopper moves forwards that’s the illusion it creates.

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The Black Mountain – The Secrets of Nature

Feb 3, 2015  The Secrets of Nature

Subscribe to watch full natural history documentaries! A new documentary is uploaded every week. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thesecretsof… Twitter: https://twitter.com/NatureUniversum When cloud banks swallow the rock and make valleys disappear, the sky draws menacingly close. Then, the sun tears away that curtain and jagged rocks appear, an iron cross gracing their peak. This is the eastern Alps most impressive summit and Austria’s highest peak – the Grossglockner, the ”Black Mountain”. Climbing three thousand seven hundred and ninety eight meters, Mount Grossglockner – the fateful summit of early mountaineers, towers above the Tauern massif like a sentinel over an Alpine paradise of nature. Ibex and chamois climb the rocks, Alpine flowers glow in the sun and golden eagles glide over the mountain peaks.

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Monumental Pastel Drawings of Endangered Icebergs by Zaria Forman

September 1, 2017  Kate Sierzputowski

“Whale Bay, Antarctica no.4? (In progress), Soft Pastel on paper, 84? x 144”, 2016

Zaria Forman (previously here and here) creates incredibly realistic drawings of Antarctica’s icebergs, producing large pastel works that capture the sculptural beauty of the quickly shrinking forms. This past winter, the artist had the opportunity to be side-by-side with the the towering ice shelfs, observing their magnitude aboard the National Geographic Explorer during a four week art residency.

The residency gave her the opportunity to further embody the natural formations, providing a new perspective to create her large-scale drawings.

“Many of us are intellectually aware that climate change is our greatest global challenge, and yet the problem may feel abstract, the imperiled landscapes remote,” says Forman. “I hope my drawings make Antarctica’s fragility visceral to the viewer, emulating the overpowering experience of being beside a glacier.”

Forman has a solo exhibition of her work titled Antarctica opening at Winston Wächter gallery in Seattle on September 9 and running through November 4, 2017. You can watch a timelapse of Forman completing her drawing Whale Bay, Antarctica no.4  in the video below. (via Juxtapoz)

“Whale Bay, Antarctica no. 2,” Soft pastel on paper, 50? x 75?, 2016

“Whale Bay, Antarctica no. 1,” Soft pastel on paper, 60? x 90?, 2016

“Cierva Cove, Antarctica no. 1,” Soft Pastel on paper, 60? x 90?, 2017

“Risting Glacier, South Georgia no. 1,” Soft pastel on paper, 84? x 144?, 2016

“Lemaire Channel, Antarctica,” Soft pastel on paper, 44? x 60?, 2015

“B-15Y Iceberg, Antarctica no. 1, Soft Pastel on paper,” 72? x 72?, 2017

“B-15Y Iceberg, Antarctica no.2? (In progress), Soft pastel on paper, 60? x 90”, 2017

Enormous Panels of Patchworked Fabric Give Colorful Temporary Makeovers to Public Buildings

September 13, 2019

Laura Staugaitis

Textile artist Amanda Browder collaborates with the communities she’s working in to built site-specific architectural interventions. Using hundreds of yards of donated fabric with bright colors and patterns, Browder and her volunteer teams stitch together enormous panels that resemble crazy quilts. The panels wrap around bell towers, sheath elevated walkways, and drape from gables and eaves to give passersby a new experience of familiar buildings. In a statement on her website, Browder describes her work:

A state of betweenness – ‘twixt soft sculpture /’tween orchestrated public object installation with a studio affinity for abstraction and minimalism”. I am in love with the transformative nature of materials, and how the combination of the familiar creates abstract relationships about place. This relational objectivity generates an open-ended narrative, ambiguous situations defined by the choice of materials and work ethic. Central to the psychedelic experience, I am drawn to reinventing Pop-Art colors by exploring shifts in scale and sculptural perceptions.

The Montana-born artist received a B.A. in studio arts as well as two master’s degrees in sculpture and installation art. Browder is now based in Brooklyn and frequently travels to create new work. She was recently awarded an opportunity with the prestigious ArtPrize organization in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The multi-part work, titled Kaleidoscopic, is currently on view at locations around Grand Rapids. Keep up with Browder’s projects on Instagram, and watch the video below for a time-lapse of a previous installation in Las Vegas and an interview with the artist.

Photo: Bryan Esler

Photo: Bryan Esler

The Hummingbird Whisperer

•Published on Dec 12, 2016 

The Hummingbird Whisperer

 Near the UCLA Court of Sciences, there is a wing-flapping, darting, squeaking colony of 200-plus birds that make their home around the campus office of the “hummingbird whisperer,” as Melanie Barboni is sometimes called. For the full story https://ucla.in/2hqzz4R

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The Hummingbird Whisperer: A UCLA Researcher Cultivates a Community of 200 Hummingbirds Outside Her Window

September 4, 2017  Christopher Jobson

Photographer Melanie Barboni is an assistant researcher at UCLA’s Earth, Planetary and Space Science Program where she installed a hummingbird feeder outside her office window in hopes of seeing the elusive birds and maybe snapping a photo. Two years and several feeders later, she estimates there are over 200 birds that now stop by her window every day, over 50 of which she’s bestowed with names because she can recognize them on sight. Barboni was raised in Switzerland where hummingbirds are practically non-existent and she only read about them in books. She likens the view from her office at UCLA as a dream come true, a place that she’s referred to as The Hummingbird Whisperer. (via Laughing Squid)

 Greta Thunberg to world leaders: ‘How dare you? You have stolen my dreams and my childhood’

Greta Thunberg to world leaders: ‘How dare you? You have stolen my dreams and my childhood’

Greta Thunberg to world leaders: ‘How dare you? You have stolen my dreams and my childhood’

Sep 23, 2019  Guardian News

‘You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words,’ climate activist Greta Thunberg has told world leaders at the 2019 UN climate action summit in New York. In an emotionally charged speech, she accused them of ignoring the science behind the climate crisis, saying: ‘We are in the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth – how dare you!’ Subscribe to Guardian News on YouTube ? https://bit.ly/guardianwiressub The climate and the cross: the battle between evangelical Christians in the US ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsUlV… UN secretary general hails ‘turning point’ in climate crisis fight ? https://www.theguardian.com/world/201… Support the Guardian ? https://support.theguardian.com/contr… Today in Focus podcast ? https://www.theguardian.com/news/seri… The Guardian YouTube network: The Guardian ? https://www.youtube.com/theguardian Owen Jones talks ? https://bit.ly/subsowenjones Guardian Football ? https://is.gd/guardianfootball Guardian Sport ? https://bit.ly/GDNsport Guardian Culture ? https://is.gd/guardianculture

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PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode August 4, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on Aug 4, 2019

On this edition for Sunday, August 4, terror and tragedy grip America with two deadly mass shootings in less than 24 hours. Also, the latest updates on the massacres in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, a look at the role of online forums and their links to domestic terrorism, and how the media may contribute to the rhetoric of white supremacists. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: https://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe

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Can schools spare kids ‘lunch shaming’ while still paying the bills?

PBS NewsHour   Published on Jul 30, 2019

Public school districts have made headlines in recent months for putting children in the middle when their parents owe money for their school lunches. The controversial practice, known as “lunch shaming,” has sparked national outrage and prompted a conversation about how these debts are handled. John Yang reports and talks to Crystal FitzSimons of the Food Research & Action Center. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

In Ohio, do Republican voters care about Trump’s remarks on race?

PBS NewsHour   Published on Aug 2, 2019

President Trump prompted more controversy this week by insulting a lawmaker of color, Rep. Elijah Cummings, and his Maryland district. Trump called Baltimore “filthy” and “infested,” terms he has used before to refer to urban areas with majority black populations. Ahead of Trump’s rally in southwestern Ohio, Yamiche Alcindor asked voters there what they think of the president’s rhetoric on race. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode August 3, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on Aug 3, 2019

On this edition for Saturday, August 3, multiple fatalities in an El Paso, Texas, shooting, anti-government protests continue in Hong Kong, Democratic candidates stump for the country’s largest public employee labor union, a look at the end of a longstanding arms treaty between the U.S. and Russia. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: https://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe

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PBS NewsHour live show August 2, 2019

PBS NewsHour  Streamed live 3 hours ago

Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: https://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe

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PBS NewsHour full episode August 1, 2019

PBS NewsHour  Published on Aug 1, 2019

Thursday on the NewsHour, the Senate passes a two-year budget that raises spending levels and suspends the debt ceiling. Plus: Highlights and insights from the second night of Detroit’s Democratic presidential debates, newly naturalized U.S. citizens on immigration, deadly gun violence in Chicago, the economics of slavery reparations and how an actor finds identity by portraying other characters. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: News Wrap: Trump announces new tariffs on Chinese goods https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzC2B… The long-term debt implications of Senate’s new budget https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szKG9… How Detroit debates proved challenges of crowded 2020 field https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdAMo… Naturalized Americans on what citizenship means to them https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vOWP… Chicago mothers killed on corner where they stood for peace https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hrym… Can reparations help right the wrongs of slavery? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oy2H9… How actor Aml Ameen connected with his Jamaican roots https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOygv…

PBS NewsHour full episode July 31, 2019

PBS NewsHour

Published on Jul 31, 2019

Wednesday on the NewsHour, the Federal Reserve cuts a key interest rate for the first time in a decade. Plus: Recapping the first Detroit Democratic debate and previewing the second, an interview with the Army officer accusing Gen. John Hyten of sexual assault, turning fog into water, how North Korea’s recent missile launches affect relations with the U.S. and remembering producer Harold Prince. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: Why Trump attacked Fed after 1st interest rate cut in years https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNgMf… News Wrap: U.S.-China trade talks end without clear progress https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAChd… What’s at stake for 2020 Democrats during Detroit debates https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9s4U… Col. Spletstoser on how Gen. Hyten ‘crossed the line’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=madZn… Can scientists harvest fog to secure world’s water supply? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBhFx… What North Korean missile launches mean for U.S. talks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfkHZ… What Broadway legend Harold Prince meant to American theater https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wol9X… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: https://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe

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CNA   Started streaming on Jan 14, 2019

Watch CNA’s 24-hour live coverage of the latest headlines and top stories from Singapore, Asia and around the world, as well as documentaries and features that bring you a deeper look at Singapore and Asian issues. CNA is a regional broadcaster headquartered in Singapore. Get the programming schedule here: https://www.toggle.sg/en/channelguide… Subscribe to our news service: WhatsApp: https://cna.asia/whatsapp Telegram: https://t.me/cnalatest Follow CNA on the following platforms: https://www.cna.asia https://www.facebook.com/channelnewsasia https://www.instagram.com/channelnews… https://www.twitter.com/channelnewsasia https://t.me/cnalatest

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2 Aug 2019 – The UN Web TV Channel is available 24 hours a day with selected live programming of United Nations meetings and events as well as with pre-recorded video features and documentaries on various global issues.

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Sky News   Started streaming on Jul 3, 2019

Watch Sky News live. Today’s top stories: Lib Dems win key by-election, reducing Boris Johnson’s majority to one, UK faces potential “consumer panic” and security gaps under a no-deal Brexit and residents evacuated as a dam wall collapses in heavy rain. Read more about these stories, and the latest news and analysis, on our website: Lib Dems win key by-election: https://po.st/4WapPT UK faces potential ‘consumer panic’ under a no-deal: https://po.st/AIOXf5 Town evacuated as dam wall collapses: https://po.st/0hWJAH SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: https://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews and https://twitter.com/skynewsbreak Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skynews For more content go to https://news.sky.com and download our apps: Apple https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sky-n… Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/de…

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africanews Live

africanews   Started streaming on Jul 30, 2019

Africanews is a new pan-African media pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subscribe on ourYoutube channel : https://www.youtube.com/c/africanews Africanews is available in English and French. Website : www.africanews.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/africanews.c… Twitter : https://twitter.com/africanews

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The Self-Driving Car Capital Of The World – BBC Click

BBC Click Published on Jul 29, 2019

We’re in Arizona, self-driving car capital of the world, to see how the technology works and how sometimes it fails with tragic consequences. Subscribe HERE https://bit.ly/1uNQEWR Find us online at www.bbc.com/click Twitter: @bbcclick Facebook: www.facebook.com/BBCClick

Category Science & Technology

Man Living in a Sustainable & Innovative Earthship Home – Full Tour

Exploring Alternatives  Published on Jul 28, 2019

Tour this beautiful, sustainable Earthship home in Ontario, Canada! Go to https://NordVPN.com/exploringalternat… and/or use code EXPLORINGALTERNATIVES to get 75% off a 3 year plan.  Protect yourself online today! This 3-bedroom Earthship home has it all: 10kW of solar panels, rainwater collection cisterns, indoor gardens, a wood-fired boiler, and passive cooling tubes. It’s built with recycled tires, bottles and cans, and off-cuts from a log home builder. After years of following the Earthship movement, Matt was able to take a course at the Earthship Academy with Michael Reynolds in New Mexico and then worked with Ted Elsasser to build his own passive solar home in Ontario, Canada. To learn more about Matt’s build, check out his Collingwood Earthship blog: https://collingwoodearthship.wordpres… And to see more Earthship videos, check out our playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list… Thanks for watching! Mat & Danielle ————————————————————- STAY IN TOUCH! ————————————————————- Blog: www.exploringalternatives.ca Facebook: /exploringalternativesblog Instagram: @exploringalternatives ————————————————————- COMMENTS ————————————————————- We want our channel and our comments section to be an inclusive space where everyone feels welcome to watch and to contribute. For this reason, comments that are inappropriate or hateful will be reported and/or deleted. Please discuss and debate with respect, and report inappropriate or hateful comments directly to YouTube. ————————————————————- SUBTITLES AND CLOSED CAPTIONS ————————————————————- Thank you to our subtitle and closed captions contributors! If you would like to contribute subtitles or closed captions to an Exploring Alternatives video, please click here to see which ones need your help: https://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_p… If you have any questions about adding subtitles and closed captions, please email us at danielle.is.exploring@gmail.com ————————————————————- SPONSORS ————————————————————- We occasionally include paid sponsor messages/integrations in our videos to help fund the channel. We do our best to work with companies and organizations that offer products or services that are in line with our values, and that we think would be interesting and useful to you, our viewers. We will always disclose if we’re promoting products that were given to us for free, or if we’re including a sponsored message in a video. For business or sponsorship inquiries, please email us at danielle.is.exploring@gmail.com ————————————————————- CREDITS ————————————————————- Music & Song Credits: All music in this video was composed, performed, and recorded by Mat of Exploring Alternatives. Editing Credits: Mat and Danielle of Exploring Alternatives Filming Credits: Mat of Exploring Alternatives

Category   Howto & Style

Urinary System, Part 1: Crash Course A&P #38

CrashCourse   Published on Oct 12, 2015

Even though you probably don’t choose to spend a lot of time thinking about it, your pee is kind of a big deal. Today we’re talking about the anatomy of your urinary system, and how your kidneys filter metabolic waste and balance salt and water concentrations in the blood. We’ll cover how nephrons use glomerular filtration, tubular reabsorption, and tubular secretion to reabsorb water and nutrients back into the blood, and make urine with the leftovers. Anatomy of Hank poster: https://store.dftba.com/products/crash… Table of Contents Kidneys Filter Metabolic Waste & Balance Salt & Water Concentrations in the Blood 1:25 Nephrons 4:13 Glomerular Filtration 4:37 Tublar Reabsorption 5:14 Tubular Secretion 8:17 Urine 8:40 *** Crash Course is on Patreon! You can support us directly by signing up at https://www.patreon.com/crashcourse Thanks to the following Patrons for their generous monthly contributions that help keep Crash Course free for everyone forever: Fatima Iqbal, Penelope Flagg, Eugenia Karlson, Alex S, Jirat, Tim Curwick, Christy Huddleston, Eric Kitchen, Moritz Schmidt, Today I Found Out, Avi Yashchin, Chris Peters, Eric Knight, Jacob Ash, Simun Niclasen, Jan Schmid, Elliot Beter, Sandra Aft, SR Foxley, Ian Dundore, Daniel Baulig, Jason A Saslow, Robert Kunz, Jessica Wode, Steve Marshall, Anna-Ester Volozh, Christian, Caleb Weeks, Jeffrey Thompson, James Craver, and Markus Persson — Want to find Crash Course elsewhere on the internet? Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/YouTubeCrashC… Twitter – https://www.twitter.com/TheCrashCourse Tumblr – https://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com Support Crash Course on Patreon: https://patreon.com/crashcourse CC Kids: https://www.youtube.com/crashcoursekids

A Photo that Says it All ~ Individualism v. Conformity

  Art museums are very revealing. They demonstrate conformity at its finest. 

What makes art valuable? Does it have to do with the skill of the artist, the level of intrigue depicted, or maybe a fascinating perspective? 

Perhaps, but more often than not, the value of art is defined merely by what everyone else thinks is valuable. 

I’ve seen great art. I can tell you precisely how I define great artistry. But I won’t, because that’s how I define it, and that shouldn’t matter to you. Its purely subjective.

Yet walk into an art museum and what do you find? The art determined to be the most valuable is highlighted, some even have their own entire room.

I’ll grant that I’m not the most sophisticated guy by society’s standards, but I’ve yet to enter a museum where I didn’t’ find at least one piece of art that left me wondering “How did this even get in here? This is terrible”

And this is why I love this photo so much. You have a couple of kids in an art gallery not burdened by any social pressures. They are surrounded by art that is valued enough to be placed on display.

And yet, what are thinking?

“Forget what everyone else thinks. I’ll tell you what’s interesting. Its what is inside this wall!”

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China’s one-child policy ended in 2015, but we’re just beginning to understand what it was like to live under the program, says TED Fellow and documentary filmmaker Nanfu Wang. With footage from her film “One Child Nation,” she shares untold stories that reveal the policy’s complex consequences and expose the creeping power of propaganda.

This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.

About the speaker

Nanfu Wang · Documentary filmmaker

Nanfu Wang uncovers untold stories about human rights in China.

Film has the power to change the way we think about ourselves and our culture. Documentarian and TED Fellow Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy uses it to fight violence against women, turning her camera on the tradition of honor killings in Pakistan. In a stirring talk, she shares how she took her Oscar-winning film on the road in a mobile cinema, visiting small towns and villages across Pakistan — and shifting the dynamics between women, men and society, one screening at a time.

This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.

About the speaker

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy · Director, journalist

TED Fellow Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy seeks to push people to have difficult conversations about inequality and injustice.

How to grow Mango tree from its seed at home.

Home Gardening  Published on Oct 9, 2016

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Top 10 Healthiest Vegetables

watchmojohealth  Published on Jun 5, 2013

You are what you eat, and if you eat these vegetables you are healthy! Join https://www.WatchMojo.com as we count down our picks for the top 10 vegetables. We rank the vegetables based not only on their health attributes, but also on price, convenience and overall flavor.

Category Howto & Style

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21 Most Beautiful birds around the world to shock you with their beauty

By Jagriti Goswami  July 6, 2018

The most beautiful bird in the world is… Does anyone know? Or who could possibly answer this question? I guess it is nobody, because, a majority of birds in this world are just so mesmerizing. However, some species certainly have attractive features that can leave the rest behind.

Here’s a list of the world’s 21 most beautiful birds.

1. The Golden Pheasant Bird

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These blazing birds are inhabitants of western China. Their neck side encircles an orange shade which actually provides a purpose: when it is time to find a partner, then a male will spread his cape like a fan to show off or flaunt his beautiful colors.

2. The Quetzal Bird

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Forests of Central America is home to the Quetzal species. An odd variety of feathers is not the only thing they possess but they do have weird hair and hairs and also they have a healthy desire for food; in short foodie. From lizards, insects, small creatures, and even fruits, they are just ready to eat everything.

3. Rainbow Lorikeet Bird

This intensely hued parrot looks like an artist has shown his brushing skills. Rainbow Lorikeets are often seen along the eastern coast of Australia and also found in the Austrian and American region. They prefer hanging in rainforests, woodland areas, and coastal bush. By drinking fermented nectar, they can also become drunk ones.

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4. The Kingfisher Bird

As their name indicates, Kingfishers are skillful fishers. Kingfishers can eat a wide variety of foods besides fish, the credit goes to their large, strong bills. Other than fishes they prey on frogs, insects, crabs, rats, lizards, and even other birds. When they hunt, they usually sit on a high point and wait to see the prey. Once the victim is spotted, a Kingfisher will bring it back to its peak and kill it.

5. Keel-Billed Toucans Bird

These birds are indigenous to Belize. They are known for their colorful bills, which come in a wide range of bright colors. Their glittering body is not the only quality they have: they are known for their fearless nature because they wait quietly for the most severe storms.

6. Bohemian Waxwing

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Bohemian Waxwing can be recognized by a specific tuft (a bunch of feathers, grass, or hair etc.) which can be seen at the top of his head. Nevertheless, this bird at first glance may not strike you but a close inspection shows a wonderful mix of gray, rose, yellow and black colors that blend beautifully. The body of Bohemian Waxwing is usually found in gray color, but it has rose-colored feathers in its face whereas its tail has a bright yellow tip.

7. Painted Bunting Bird

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Gender is the deciding factor in this. The Painted Bunting comes with different colorful wings. The female claims to have different colors of olive green throughout the body, while the male is fascinated by a very different color pattern in which the red on the chest, blue on the head, green on the upper wings, and yellow on the shoulders. Once you catch the glimpse of this short flight rainbow, you will find it difficult to look elsewhere.

8. Green Wing Macaw Parro Bird

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Green Wing Macaw Parro is often found in forests and green lands. It is a lovable parrot which is known for its revealing yellow eyes.

9. Hyacinth Macaw Bird

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Hyacinth Macaw is the native of America and some parts of Africa. The weight of this bird varies from 2 to 3 kg. In the United States, when it is sold the price of it reaches $ 1,000 or more.

10. Hoopoe Bird

Wonderful pattern arrangement of feathers on the head of the Hoopoe bird makes it famous as it resembles with a crown. This feathered animal is already listed as an extinct species.

11. Bali Bird of Paradise

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It is so common to see these Birds of Paradise in the films. This is because they live in the unreachable parts of the rainforest, which makes it hard to capture them.

12. Atlantic Puffin Bird

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This bird species of Atlantic Puffin finds its food in some marine organisms such as squid and crustaceans. It is best known for its bright colored bills.

13. African Crowned Crane Bird

African Crowned Crane is one of the most beloved birds in Savannah of Africa. Although they are often seen in the southern part of the Sahara desert, they love cold and wet living habitats.

14. Blue Jay Bird

Often in the woods, these Blue Jays are found. They are known to be the domineering species for other small birds, chasing them through the tree.

15. Broad-Billed Hummingbird

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Broad-Billed Hummingbird is an appealing bird with a bright blue color that spreads from its neck area to the stomach.

16. Dusky Lory Bird

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The Dusky Lory is a regional species in Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. It has a greater talking potential when compared to other parrots,

17. Scarlet Tanager Bird

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The male Scarlet Tanager can be easily seen because of its bright red bodies, black wings, and tails, while the female is separated from the presence of yellow and olive color. Though it is small enough, this lovely bird is definitely quite visible, and it can be seen especially in the wild during the spring.

18. Gouldian Finch Bird

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Gouldian Finch allures with a random but profoundly impressive array of colors. You can expect different colors of blue, purple or light pink color on the bird’s chest, while its stomach and back are respectively in yellow and green colors. Other colors may include red, turquoise, black and olive, each found in different parts of Gouldian Finch’s body.

19. Greater Bird of Paradise Bird

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This special big bird from New Guinea is the most beautiful in the world. The male species is primarily a maroon wing supplemented by a large black stain on the chest. The head is white, the face is green and the beak has a light blue color.

20. The Northern Cardinal Bird

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If you are in their home then you can never miss an opportunity to find North Cardinal. Their hot red wings and wacky, pointed crests will catch eyes of anyone. They also keep their red plumage (feathers covering a bird) in the winter. In the summer, they are whistle fans in the morning.

21. Baltimore Oreole Bird

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Baltimore Oreole is a beautiful colorful bird in which there are bright hues of orange or yellow feathers on the basis of gender. The male species is an orange one, while the female show off a light yellow shade. However, both of them show the same black bars on their wings for the opposite wings, and they are equally extravagant to see both.

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Melancholy Creatures Explore Imagined Worlds in Wistful Murals by Hayley Welsh

July 29, 2019  Laura Staugaitis

Hayley Welsh’s playful murals pair imaginative creatures with universal messages of uplift and encouragement. Often featuring furry, plump critters that seem to be hybrids of dogs, rabbits, and teddy bears, Welsh’s subjects peer through periscopes atop mechanical fish or aboard paper boats, tug clouds from penny farthing bicycles, and sprout trees as antlers. Occasionally, Basquiat-esque crown motifs appear as well.

In a statement on her website, Welsh’s “ominously soft” work “explores inner voices of self doubt and fear, weaving a poignant narrative into every piece?—a message for each person to reflect on in the moment.” The British-born artist lives and works between Perth, Australia and Blackburn, U.K. Explore more of her outdoor and gallery-based artwork on her website and Instagram.

Jagriti Goswami

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A Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly in our garden, downtown Newark, New Jersey

On Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Kai, our three-year-old grandson looked out the window to the garden, suddenly he yelled “Grandma! Grandma! Butterfly on the tree”.  I grabbed my camcorder and ran to our backyard garden and took the photographs of this Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly.

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