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Bridging, Bonding & Social Media Preserving Democracy


Bridging, Bonding & Social Media Preserving Democracy

Asha Rangappa is the Director of Admissions and a Senior Lecturer at the Yale University Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. A lawyer and national security specialist, she explains the impact that social media has had on the institutions and laws of our world. Hosted by the World Affairs Forum at the Ferguson Library, Stamford, CT, on 3/13/19. For more information, visit

Digital Power

Carl Miller, author of The Death of the Gods: The New Global Power Grab and Research Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media (CASM) at Demos delivers a fascinating talk about the new centres of power and control in the twenty-first century.

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The old gods are dying. Giant corporations collapse overnight. Newspapers are being swallowed. Stock prices plummet with a tweet. Governments are losing control. The old familiarities are tumbling down and a strange new social order is rising in their place. More crime now happens online than offline. Facebook has grown bigger than any state, bots battle elections, technologists have re-invented democracy and information wars are breaking out around us. New mines produce crypto-currencies, coders write policy, and algorithms shape our lives in more ways than we can imagine. What is going on?

For centuries, writers and thinkers have used power as a prism through which to view and understand the world at moments of seismic change. In this talk, we'll hear Carl discuss his journey to find the reality of power today. From a cyber-crime raid in suburbia to the engine rooms of Silicon Valley, and from the digital soldiers of Berkshire to the hackers of Las Vegas, he will explain how power – the most important currency of all – is being transformed, fought over, won and lost. As power escapes from its old bonds, he shows us where it has gone, the shape it now takes and how it touches each of our lives.

The SAGE Ocean Speaker Series was launched in 2018 to explore the intersection of social science, big data and technology.

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Can We Create Good Institutions?

(Visit: Ann Swidler first inquires as to what makes institutions good before questioning how such institutions might be achieved given our current political, social, and economic conditions. Recorded on 11/15/2016. Series: UC Berkeley Graduate Lectures [1/2017] [Humanities] [Show ID: 31680]

Nancy L. Rosenblum: The New Conspiracism and the Assault on Democracy

Conspiracy theory has always been with us, but today it is taking dangerous new forms that threaten democracy. “The new conspiracism” assaults common sense, increases political extremism, and, especially when condoned by elected officials, becomes a malignant force in American life. Nancy L. Rosenblum, who is Senator Joseph Clark Professor of Ethics in Politics and Government emerita at Harvard University, addresses this crisis, drawing on ideas in her book A Lot of People Are Saying: The New Conspiracism and the Assault on Democracy.

24th Annual Irving Howe Memorial Lecture

Presented with the Center for the Humanities on November 20, 2019. Part of the series “The Promise and Perils of Democracy.”

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Roger W. Robinson | China and Economic Warfare

Since the Communist Revolution of 1949, China has emerged as a world power that poses a threat to the West.

Roger W. Robinson, Jr. is President and CEO of RWR Advisory Group, a risk management, software, and open-source intelligence firm. He is also co-founder and chairman of the Prague Security Studies Institute in the Czech Republic. Mr. Robinson earned a B.A. from Duke University and an M.A. from George Washington University. He served as senior director of international economic affairs on Ronald Reagan’s National Security Council, where he was the principal architect of the secret economic and financial strategy that contributed to the defeat of the Soviet Union. He later served as chairman of the Congressional U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. Prior to his government service, he was a vice president in the international department of Chase Manhattan Bank, with responsibility for loan portfolios in the USSR, Central and Eastern Europe, and Yugoslavia.

How To Survive The Aftermath? - Robert Kiyosaki and Jim Rickards [Full Radio Show]


The increasing intersection of geopolitics and economics presents new challenges to investors. Jim Rickards joins Robert & Kim to discuss his latest work into predictive analytics. Find out the real risks to your wealth and separate the hype from what’s important.

GUEST: Jim Rickards

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Polarization and Political Discourse in the U.S.

David C. Barker and Lilliana Mason, nationally recognized experts on the roots and manifestations of political polarization, discuss how political discourse has become so degraded and what to look for in the future with John Haskell.

-  David C. Barker is director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies and professor of government at American University, as well as the author of One Nation, Two Realities with Morgan Marietta.

-  Lilliana Mason is professor of government at the University of Maryland and author of Uncivil Agreement.

-  John Haskell is director of the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress.

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Craft in America: VISIONARIES episode

VISIONARIES documents the ways in which artists and influencers inspire new generations to envision the limitless possibilities of craft. Featuring textile designer and founder of LongHouse Reserve Jack Lenor Larsen, curator Helen Molesworth and Black Mountain College, weaver Kay Sekimachi, collector Forrest L. Merrill, and book artist Felicia Rice. PBS premiere December 21, 2018.

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Senate Floor Session

HF 4597 - Canterbury Park, Modifying Revenue and Reimbursement
HF 1503 - Health and Human Services Provisions
HF 4500 - Extending COVID-19 Grants
HF 4602 - Modifying conditions for forgiveness of a loan from the Minnesota Investment Fund

SF 3463 - Capital Investment Bill

Florida's Upcoming Legislative Session & The St. Augustine Lighthouse Preservation

Two of Northeast Florida's representatives discuss the budget and other House priorities for the upcoming legislative session. Plus, the latest on the preservation of the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum.

President Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May hold joint news conference, live stream

President Trump holds a joint press conference with outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May in London during his state visit. Follow CBS News for live updates:

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Black Power 50th: Affirming Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow (featuring Elaine Brown)

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party, Elaine Brown, Former Chairwoman of the Black Panther Party, speaks on Black Power.

Religion in American History: Moments of Crisis & Opportunity

As part of the annual meeting of the Library's Scholars Council, a panel of noted historians discussed the affect of religion and religious beliefs during moments of crisis and opportunity in American history.

Speaker Biography: John Witte is is the Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Law, McDonald Distinguished Professor and director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University. He is a specialist in legal history, marriage law and religious liberty. Witte's writings have appeared in 12 languages, and he has lectured and convened conferences in North America, Western and Eastern Europe, Japan, Israel, Australia, Hong Kong and South Africa. With major funding from the Pew, Ford, Lilly, Luce and McDonald foundations, he has directed 12 major international research projects on democracy, human rights and religious liberty, and on marriage, family and children. Witte is a past holder of the Kluge Center's Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History.

Speaker Biography: Sarah Barringer Gordon, the Arlin M. Adams Professor of Constitutional Law and Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania, is an expert on religion in American public life and the law of church and state, especially how religious liberty developed over the course of American history. She is a frequent commentator in news media on the constitutional law of religion and debates about religious freedom. Her current book project, Freedom's Holy Light: Disestablishment in America, 1776-1876, is about the historical relationships among religion, politics and law.

Speaker Biography: Peter Manseau is the Lilly Endowment Curator of American Religious History at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History. He is the author of six books, including the memoir Vows, the novel Songs for the Butcher's Daughter, the travelogue Rag and Bone, and the retelling of America's diverse spiritual formation One Nation, Under Gods. Manseau is the winner of the National Jewish Book Award, the American Library Association's Sophie Brody Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Jewish Literature, the Ribalow Prize for Fiction and a 2012 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship.

Speaker Biography: Ted Widmer is director of the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress and the author or editor of many works of American history, including The New York Times Disunion: A History of the Civil War, Listening In: The Secret White House Tape Recordings of John F. Kennedy, Ark of the Liberties: America and the World and American Speeches, Martin Van Buren and Young America: The Flowering of Democracy in New York City.

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Watch Virginia Tech's Flint Water Study team present on Flint water crisis

Virginia Tech's Marc Edwards and his team of research scientists and students presented in Blacksburg to outline their internationally recognized work — done in collaboration with Flint, Michigan, residents — that exposed widespread lead-in-water contamination.

The presentation provided an overview of the Flint Water Study team's efforts combining ethics engineering, citizen science, laboratory experiments, investigative science, and social media to confirm the high lead levels in Flint's water.

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LIVE: Presidential Address to Congress

Watch CBSN's live coverage of President Trump's address to the Joint Session of Congress, with pre-coverage starting at 7 pm ET.

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Zday 2010 Social Pathology Lecture, by Peter Joseph

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The German economic model - VPRO documentary - 2012

While the Netherlands is in a deep crisis, the German economic miracle is going full swing. Why do the Germans do it so much better than us? Alexander Oey crosses the German border to counter the secrets of the German economic model success.
The German economy is a recurring topic in our current politics. A VPRO backlight subtitled documentary.
Original title: Made in Germany
10 years ago Germany was still the sick man of Europe: the German reunification took a heavy turn on the country's economic growth and stability. But the Germans are always believing in their own strength. According to the sociologist Ulrich Beck, this is largely due to the conviction that quality, small scale and dedication to the work you do is so deeply rooted in the German society. The origin must be sought in protestantism that laid the foundation for modern Germany.

Together with Dirk Kaesler and Ulrich Beck we investigate the roots of this mentality and encounter unwelcome sides of the German soul. Why do people, all the way to China, prefer to drive in German cars the most? Or why does Hollywood shoot its movies on Arri cameras? And why is the organ builder from Dresden asked all the way from Canada for the Sunday service? With this backlight documentary, we form an answer to this German success model.

We also look at the 'Energy Transition', because Germany is the leader in the transition to sustainable forms of energy. After the fatal accident in Fukushima, with nuclear energy suddenly no longer becoming so harmless, a bold decision was taken in Germany. All nuclear power plants will be closed. But how does the government ensure that the light stays on and that the factories can simply continue their production? In Wiemersdorf, in the north of Germany, they already have the answer.

How important is education in the German economic success? Education is one of the pillars on which a country is building its economy. But why do the Germans do so much better than many other countries in Europe?

Nevertheless, Germany remains untouched by the crisis that Europe is facing. The huge debts that are mainly built by the southern European countries are both beneficial and detrimental to the Germans. Again, the question arises: are we going for a European Germany or will it be a German Europe? According to former European economist Jürgen Stark of the European Central Bank (ECB), you only have to look and wonder why the ECB is in Frankfurt: the answer is clear. In order to better understand Germany now, Backlight is peeking at the neighbors.

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Direction: Alexander Oey
Research: Olaf Oudheusden and Gerko Wessel
Production: Marie Schutgens
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Wyoming Republican Gubernatorial Primary Debates - 2018

Sponsored by Wyoming Public Media and WyomingPBS. June 12, Cheyenne, WY

Am I On Track for Retirement?

We start things off this week with Pete from Pennsylvania who wanted to run his retirement game plan by us. Is he on track to retire at his desired age of 62? With retirement on his mind, how should he be setting up his allocations?

Hour two this week sees the return of our interviews!

Why do some leap ahead while others fall behind in our chaotic, connected age?

Henry Timms, the new CEO of Lincoln Center and co-author of New Power: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World--and How to Make It Work for You, joins us to explain.

From the rise of mega-platforms like Facebook and Uber to the unexpected emergence of movements like #MeToo, the book touches on a variety of examples and reveals what's really behind them: the rise of new power.

For most of human history, the rules of power were clear: power was something to be seized and then jealously guarded. This old power was out of reach for the vast majority of people.

But our ubiquitous connectivity makes possible a different kind of power. New power is made by many. It is open, participatory, and peer-driven. The battle between old and new power is determining who governs us, how we work, and even how we think and feel.

New Power shines fresh light on the cultural phenomena of our day, from #BlackLivesMatter to the Ice Bucket Challenge to Airbnb, uncovering the new power forces that made them huge.

In an era increasingly shaped by new power, this book offers us a new way to understand the world, and our role in it.

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Impeachment trial of President Donald Trump

The opening statements in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump are set to begin Wednesday following a marathon session Tuesday in which trial rules were finalized and Democrats' efforts to introduce new documents and witnesses were shot down, at least for now.

Wednesday's proceedings are scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. EST. Both the House managers, serving as the prosecution, and Trump's defense team will have 24 hours over three days each to present their opening statements.

Between live sessions, we will be replaying previous portions of the trial.




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