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  1. Will Geoengineering Save Us?

    In this episode, Mexie explores what geoengineering can (and can’t) provide in terms of climate change mitigation and adaptation. She outlines various options in the two main geoengineering categories: Carbon Dioxide Removal (removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere) and Solar Radiation Management (reducing the amount of solar radiation that hits the earth’s surface). The options in the first category are safer than the options in the latter, however each comes with serious risk. Geoengineering has been gaining traction with the release of the latest IPCC report, but could a geoengineered world be even more dystopian than a 4-6C temperature increase?

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  2. Project Hail Mary

    A lone astronaut must save the earth from disaster in this “propulsive” (Entertainment Weekly) new science-based thriller from Andy Weir, the bestselling author of The Martian.

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  3. Cornel West | The Power of Hope | Equity Talks

    Dr. Cornel West is a renowned American philosopher, professor, political activist, and New York Times best-selling author. A professor of philosophy at Harvard and a professor emeritus at Princeton, West has edited 13 books and written 20 of his own including Race Matters, a bestselling collection of essays, and a memoir, Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud.

    Outside the classroom, West is known for his activism and social commentary — from protesting against apartheid in South Africa to his support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Today, he’s frequently on CNN, Democracy Now, and C-Span, among other media outlets, and he’s appeared in more than 25 documentaries and films, including The Matrix.

    In this episode of Equity Talks, Melonie Parker, Google’s Chief Diversity Officer, speaks to West about the power of love, the roots of white supremacy, and the importance of hope.

    The Equity Talks series is a global forum offering an in-depth study of justice through forthright discussion. By amplifying some of the most important voices of our time, our goal is to encourage introspection, conversation, and personal growth.

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  4. Dr. Cornel West On George Floyd, 3rd Reconstruction, American Decline, Reparations, Farrakhan, Obama

    Dr. Cornel West is a democratic intellectual. He’s Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University and holds the title of Professor Emeritus at Princeton.

    Dr. West has written 20 books and edited 13. He’s best known for his classics, "Race Matters" and "Democracy Matters", and for his memoir, "Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud". His most recent book, "Black Prophetic Fire", takes a look at nineteenth and twentieth-century African American leaders and their legacies.

    On Friday, Dr. West sat down with Roland Martin for a wide ranging hour-long interview in which they discussed the impact of George Floyd’s death, the United States being in the midst of the third reconstruction, American decline, the argument for reparations and what it should look like, Min. Louis Farrakhan, Tavis Smiley and former President, Barack Obama.

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    Whether you’re a music enthusiast or an ultra-base lover. CEEK’s newly released headphones hear sound above, below and from multiple directions unlike traditional headphones where users only hear sound from left and right speakers.

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  5. Neighborhood Pods: What They Are And How To Start Them [UPDATED]

    Let’s get practical! How do we take actual steps where we live to make all of those crappy institutions that rule us obsolete in our lives? How do we join together with our neighbors to build "neighbor democracy"? People’s Council of Texas shares some ideas.

    Neighborhood pods are hyperlocal coordinations of immediate neighbors from 5-30 households to check in on each other, socialize, meet each other’s needs, and take shared decisions on shared problems together.

    Growing out of mutual aid projects, most recently during the COVID-19 pandemic, they’ve proved inspiring building blocks for society to reclaim its own autonomy starting at the hyperlocal level, to build resiliency and local self-sufficiency. As states everywhere have proved how little they care for the lives and autonomy of the people living under them, we say that a strong, democratic, organized, and communal society makes the state obsolete!

    This is a part of our weekly workshop "Rock The Block: A Practical Workshop On Organizing Your Block". Reach out to @PCofTx on twitter to find out more!

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  6. Episode 61: Who Ya Gonna Call? Ghost-Gunners! A discussion on So-Called “Ghost-Guns” | The Liberal’s Gun Corner

    The antis have a new target besides “A-Salt Weppenz”.

    We always knew they would, and now we know what it is.

    It’s the home-built gun, the do-it-yourself gun.

    The antis want to prevent us from being able to do what many people throughout the history of this country have done:

    build our own firearms.

    Yes, this is a time-honored activity in our country, and lots of people do so.

    People do this with various types of firearms.

    But the antis want to demonize that now, by calling our home-builds by a new negative-marketing term.

    That term is, “ghost guns”.

    California officials have even home builds effectively illegal, and the antis now want to make that nationwide.

    Given the anti-2A majorities currently in the Congress, and the anti-2A current Presidential Administration, this could actually happen.

    We’ve got to make it clear that we’ll be watching in 2022.

    What we do this time is deconstruct, dissect, and debunk their pseudo-arguments against home-built guns.

    We did it with Eric “Fast ‘N’ Furious” Holder.

    We did it with Hollywood’s “suggestions” for how to portray firearms.

    And now we do it with the one who first coined the term “ghost gun”…California State Senator Kevin de Leon.

    The antis at the Federal level are using his pseudo-arguments to try to push a Federal-level ban.

    As always, we present a distinct case for our position and argue with facts…and we mean actual facts here at the Liberal’s Gun Corner.

    This is a right, not a privilege.

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  7. Why Support For Gun Control Hasn’t Led To New Legislation l FiveThirtyEight Politics Podcast

    In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew discusses why public support for gun control measures hasn’t translated into new laws. They also talk about why the number of independents in the U.S. has been growing, and they look at steps the Pew Research Center is taking to ensure their panel surveys have a representative sample of Republicans.

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  8. Very Bad Wizards 204: Happy Freedom Day!

    The legendary Houston Ballet dancer Lauren Anderson joins us to talk about the Atlanta Episode “Juneteenth” (Season 1, Episode 9), a hilarious exploration of race, class, identity, and carrying around your sister’s underwear. But first David and Tamler share some thoughts on the topic on everyone’s mind right now … Bean Dad. Oh yeah and the Capitol riot. Pour yourself a Hennessy or some Emancipation Eggnog and enjoy.

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