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21.03.2020

“We need different priorities in the field of pharmaceutical innovation”

“We need different priorities in the field of pharmaceutical innovation”

Following the threat of legal action against the Italian open source researchers Fracassi and Ramaioli from the company contracted to provide respiratory devices for a hospital in the Italian city of Chiari, we spoke with Panos Papadopoulos, lawyer and social anthropologist, who served as Director… »

14.03.2020

Meet the 17-Year-Old Behind a Website Tracking Coronavirus Cases That Is Now a Vital Global Resource

Meet the 17-Year-Old Behind a Website Tracking Coronavirus Cases That Is Now a Vital Global Resource

A teenager’s website tracking coronavirus has become one of the most vital resources for people seeking accurate and updated numbers on the pandemic. The URL is nCoV2019.live. We speak with 17-year-old Avi Schiffmann, a high school junior from Mercer Island outside Seattle, who started the site in late December, when coronavirus… »

10.03.2020

Interview with Luis Amman, author of the book “Self- Liberation

Interview with Luis Amman, author of the book “Self- Liberation

06.03.2020

Face 2 Face with Andrea Carola Robles

Face 2 Face with Andrea Carola Robles

On this show we speak with Andrea Carola Robles about her work organizing the International Women’s Month Celebration at IATI Theater on March 8. Andrea talks about being a young feminist and LGBT artist activist fighting sexisim and misogyny and giving voice to minorities. “it’s a function of an… »

04.03.2020

“My Father Knew what he was doing!”

“My Father Knew what he was doing!”

Interview with the Daughter of Vasili Arkhipov During the Cuban Missile Crisis 58 years ago the world was facing nuclear war. In reaction to the bombardment of the U.S. Navy, two of the three officers in command of the Soviet “B-59” nuclear submarine decided to launch a nuclear torpedo. Only Vasili Arkhipov, Chief of… »

04.03.2020

Face 2 Face with Josanna Vaz

Face 2 Face with Josanna Vaz

On this show we speak with Josanna Vaz about the International Women’s Month Celebration at IATI Theater, as well as about her performance piece for the Women in the Arts event at IATI. Josanna also gives us her perspective on the situation in Brazil under misogynist president Jair Bolsonaro. Ticket… »

29.02.2020

“We Want Democracy!” Mass Protests Continue in Dominican Republic After Local Elections Suspended

“We Want Democracy!” Mass Protests Continue in Dominican Republic After Local Elections Suspended

Thousands in the Dominican Republic took to the streets of the capital Santo Domingo Thursday to protest the abrupt suspension of local elections earlier this month and to commemorate the country’s Independence Day. Protests have been ongoing since February 16, after the government suspended the municipal elections four hours after… »

27.02.2020

How the Climate Crisis Is Making the Spread of Infectious Diseases Like Coronavirus More Common

How the Climate Crisis Is Making the Spread of Infectious Diseases Like Coronavirus More Common

Sonia Shah is an investigative science journalist and author of “Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond.” Her new book is titled “The Next Great Migration: The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move” and will be published in June. She says the climate crisis is making… »

27.02.2020

#MeToo Founder Tarana Burke: Harvey Weinsteins of the World Can’t Exist Without “Systems of Power”

#MeToo Founder Tarana Burke: Harvey Weinsteins of the World Can’t Exist Without “Systems of Power”

Disgraced former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was convicted of first-degree commission of a criminal sexual act and third-degree rape, but acquitted of two more serious charges. “If we turn a blind eye to the systems that they operate in, then we’ll just have another Harvey Weinstein. … That’s why we… »

23.02.2020

A Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework Aims at Reinforcing Efforts to Save World’s Ecosystem

A Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework Aims at Reinforcing Efforts to Save World’s Ecosystem

The UN’s highly-touted socio-economic agenda, which lays out an ambitious global plan for “people, planet and prosperity”, has been dominated by “goals, targets and deadlines.” But regrettably, most developing nations are struggling to reach these goals—due largely to a shortfall in much-needed funding or lack of political… »

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