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The Red State, Blue State Resolution
Transcript:I hope so. I am optimistic. By nature I’m an optimistic person. And that, it’s part of that, you know, genetic quality that we carry in places like the Homestead state. I mean, we’re optimistic because we reach for horizon and we settled in a place where a few people settled and stayed. You know, that we, we’ve a term in ag country which we’ll just say, “Next year. It’s gotta be better next year. It’s gonna be better next year.” We’re next year country. So, yeah, I’m extremely optimistic that we can overcome this challenge, and I do think that it’s gonna take a new generation to solve them. I really do believe that the old debates of 20 years are not gonna be the same debates that we’re gonna have going for. That doesn’t mean to discredit them at all, but I think we are gonna have to have a new generation, step forward and say, look, I’m not what your parents think I am. I mean, I’m not what your grandparents think I am. That we have new challenges to face and we need new people to face those. And I think with the number of young people getting involved in politics in ways that they have never gotten involved before, we are gonna see a resurgence of...Republicans had it in 1980, I mean, Ronald Reagan was elected in large part because of young people. You look at the, “Family Ties,” you know, Fox’s character on “Family Ties.” He was a young Republican, you know, I mean, they really had at 1980s and that was a transform of election. Again not that, I have my big differences with them but then you go back to 1968, same thing, young people got involved and it was a new generation that these do happen and that new challenges are overcome. So I think that you look at the enthusiasm and a part of people that get involved not just in campaigns but in community organizations really refuting the idea of the bowling alone argument that Putnam came up. People are getting evolved. It’s not bowling leagues anymore but it is civic organizations of some kind. And that I do think there’s a rebirth there and that’s why I’m hopeful.
Recorded on: 8/13/08
Scott Kleeb counters the bowling alone argument.
Sallie Krawcheck and Bob Kulhan will be talking money, jobs, and how the pandemic will disproportionally affect women's finances.
Health officials in China reported that a man was infected with bubonic plague, the infectious disease that caused the Black Death.
- The case was reported in the city of Bayannur, which has issued a level-three plague prevention warning.
- Modern antibiotics can effectively treat bubonic plague, which spreads mainly by fleas.
- Chinese health officials are also monitoring a newly discovered type of swine flu that has the potential to develop into a pandemic virus.
Bacteria under microscope
needpix.com<p>Today, bubonic plague can be treated effectively with antibiotics.</p><p style="margin-left: 20px;">"Unlike in the 14th century, we now have an understanding of how this disease is transmitted," Dr. Shanthi Kappagoda, an infectious disease physician at Stanford Health Care, told <a href="https://www.healthline.com/health-news/seriously-dont-worry-about-the-plague#Heres-how-the-plague-spreads" target="_blank">Healthline</a>. "We know how to prevent it — avoid handling sick or dead animals in areas where there is transmission. We are also able to treat patients who are infected with effective antibiotics, and can give antibiotics to people who may have been exposed to the bacteria [and] prevent them [from] getting sick."</p>
This plague patient is displaying a swollen, ruptured inguinal lymph node, or buboe.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention<p>Still, hundreds of people develop bubonic plague every year. In the U.S., a handful of cases occur annually, particularly in New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado, <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/plague/faq/index.html" target="_blank">where habitats allow the bacteria to spread more easily among wild rodent populations</a>. But these cases are very rare, mainly because you need to be in close contact with rodents in order to get infected. And though plague can spread from human to human, this <a href="https://www.healthline.com/health-news/seriously-dont-worry-about-the-plague#Heres-how-the-plague-spreads" target="_blank">only occurs with pneumonic plague</a>, and transmission is also rare.</p>
A new swine flu in China<p>Last week, researchers in China also reported another public health concern: a new virus that has "all the essential hallmarks" of a pandemic virus.<br></p><p>In a paper published in the <a href="https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2020/06/23/1921186117" target="_blank">Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</a>, researchers say the virus was discovered in pigs in China, and it descended from the H1N1 virus, commonly called "swine flu." That virus was able to transmit from human to human, and it killed an estimated 151,700 to 575,400 people worldwide from 2009 to 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.</p>There's no evidence showing that the new virus can spread from person to person. But the researchers did find that 10 percent of swine workers had been infected by the virus, called G4 reassortant EA H1N1. This level of infectivity raises concerns, because it "greatly enhances the opportunity for virus adaptation in humans and raises concerns for the possible generation of pandemic viruses," the researchers wrote.
The word "learning" opens up space for more people, places, and ideas.
- The terms 'education' and 'learning' are often used interchangeably, but there is a cultural connotation to the former that can be limiting. Education naturally links to schooling, which is only one form of learning.
- Gregg Behr, founder and co-chair of Remake Learning, believes that this small word shift opens up the possibilities in terms of how and where learning can happen. It also becomes a more inclusive practice, welcoming in a larger, more diverse group of thinkers.
- Post-COVID, the way we think about what learning looks like will inevitably change, so it's crucial to adjust and begin building the necessary support systems today.
Scientists uncovered the secrets of what drove some of the world's last remaining woolly mammoths to extinction.
Every summer, children on the Alaskan island of St Paul cool down in Lake Hill, a crater lake in an extinct volcano – unaware of the mysteries that lie beneath.
The coronavirus pandemic has brought out the perception of selfishness among many.
- Selfish behavior has been analyzed by philosophers and psychologists for centuries.
- New research shows people may be wired for altruistic behavior and get more benefits from it.
- Times of crisis tend to increase self-centered acts.