The United States is one of just a handful of countries that that isn’t officially metric. Instead, Americans measure things our own way, in units that are basically inscrutable to non-Americans, nearly all of whom have been brought up in an all-metric environment. Most of the world uses meters, liters, and kilograms, not yards, gallons, and pounds. With so many industries and people crossing borders with so much fluidity, why has the U.S. not fully committed to the system the rest of the world uses? The answer is complicated.
A pep rally at the Night Vale Armory. (Part 3 of 3) Weather: "Animal Skin" by Bryan Dunn bryandunn.bandcamp.com/ The IT DEVOURS! US Book Tour (Oct & Nov 2017), featuring Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor, and lots of special guests. Our second Night Vale Novel is available now for presale (signed first editions available)! http://www.welcometonightvale.com/books/ Plus, Live Tours of "All Hail" in the US and Australia/New Zealand (Oct 2017 - Feb 2018 Dates) welcometonightvale.com, click on live shows Support the first ever PodCon coming to Seattle Dec 9-10 podcon.com Music: Disparition, disparition.info. Logo: Rob Wilson, robwilsonwork.com. Produced by Night Vale Presents. Written by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor. Narrated by Cecil Baldwin. More Info: welcometonightvale.com, and follow @NightValeRadio on Twitter or Facebook.
The ToE family Wisconsin road trip wraps up with a visit to the House on the Rock. Even though Alex Jordan's tourist attraction is one of the most visionary unique places in the world you still won't find it on any of the official Wisconsin art environment maps. This never bothered the guy who put it together Alex Jordan Jr, in fact the whole place was built on the idea of sticking it to the official arbiters of culture, plus it pulls in millions of dollars a year in admissions fees! Your host also visits the Forevertron, a place built on the idea of escape from pain, suffering, and failure.
On the next all-NEW Snap..."Incident at Poison Spider Mesa." The story of two men who come face to face one night in the canyon lands of southern Utah. Brody Young is a Utah State Park Ranger and motivational speaker, helping other people figure out how to survive the unsurvivable. To find out more about his story, be sure to check out his website, rangerbrodyyoung.com. Producer: Joe Rosenberg Original Score and Sound Design: Leon Morimoto
Chaque mois "Le mike et l'enclume" écoute et critique les nouveautés rap. Albums : Niska "Commando" (0'45) - Naza "Incroyable" (7'58) - Lefa "Visionnaire" (13'30) Indés : L'affreux Jojo (19'49) - Brockhampton "Saturation 2" (22'44) Lourd/Balourd : Juicy, les nouvelles LEJ ? (6'00) - Cardi B rappeuse n° 1 (12'03) - Vald chez Ardisson et en 5 clips (17'35) - "Rentre dans le cercle" de Fianso (27'12) - Young Thug & DJ Carnage "Young Martha" (mixtape) (29'30) - Florent Pagny produit par Danny Synthé (30'37) Recos des auditeurs : Gracy Hopkins (32'32), Chill Bump (33'13), Josman (33'32)... Envoyez vos recos à [email protected] Enregistrement : 10 octobre 17 - Chroniqueurs : Lama, Labrax, Mike et Moe - Animation : Jérôme Larçin - Réalisation : Charlie Marcelet
En France, on n'a peut-être pas de pétrole, mais on a du sexe. Enfin, du moins, on a la langue la plus sexy - selon les sondages du monde entier, année après année. Mais au fait, pourquoi nous ? Parce qu'on est beaux et qu'on sent le fromage ? Découvrons ensemble les vraies raisons, rythmiques, phonétiques et cosmétiques, pour lesquelles pour une fois... la France gagne UNE compétition. Sexe and sounds, le podcast de Maïa Mazaurette tous les mardis. Réalisation : Samuel Hirsch - Texte & voix : Maïa Mazaurette
Gaspard a 12 ans et une maman chamane (ou shamane si tu préfères). Ils racontent leur quotidien pas banal, avec du tambour derrière la cloison, des esprits dans le salon et des chips à la cuisine. Maman a quitté un poste de cadre pour s'épanouir dans la thérapie parallèle. Ado est partagé entre l'envie de croire à ses pouvoirs et celle de jouer à l'ordi sans odeurs de sauge. Enregistrements : juin 17 - Mise en ondes & mix : Arnaud Forest - Réalisation : Maud de Carpentier
Meags loves photo booths. Final song: Laisse Autant Le Vent Tout Emporter by Les Breastfeeders
Celebrate Halloween with not-so-scary stories written by kids who thought they were the next RL Stine or Stephen King. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Listen @ getmortified.com
President Trump's Department of Justice is investigating claims that Harvard is discriminating against Asian American students in its admissions program. Harvard has been accused of capping the number of Asian American students to make room for other ethnicities. Al talks to Edward Blum about the case. Blum has made a career out of challenging race-based college admissions. And he and his group, Students for Fair Admissions, filed a lawsuit against Harvard three years ago that makes some of the same claims the Justice Department is now investigating.
It’s the time of year when skeletons come out of the closet. We honor the dead, as we get ready for holidays among the living, where secrets will be spilled, and secrets will be created that will haunt us for years to come. You might describe today’s story as a classic “noir," if it wasn’t someone’s real life….
"Discover more about The Underachievers and catch them on The Renaissance Tour from OCT-6 to NOV-18 across North America. More news, social info & tickets available at TheUALifestyle.com New music on Soundcloud: http://bit.ly/2yzV36I #NeverStopNeverSettle
It’s hard to overstate the vastness of the Skid Row neighborhood in Los Angeles. It spans roughly 50 blocks, which is about a fifth of the entire downtown area of Los Angeles. It’s very clear when you’ve entered Skid Row. The sidewalks are mostly occupied by makeshift homes. A dizzying array of tarps and tents stretch out for blocks, improvised living structures sitting side by side. The edge of Skid Row is also clearly defined and it wasn't drawn by accident. It’s the result of a very specific plan to keep homeless people on one side and development on the other. And, perhaps surprisingly to outsiders: it’s a plan that Skid Row residents and their allies actually designed and fought for.
Après "Noir is the new black" Kévi, Mélanie et François sont de retour un jeudi sur deux avec Le Tchip, le podcast de la pop culture afro ! Au sommaire de ce premier épisode, le documentaire événement "Ouvrir la voix", réalisé par l'afroféministe Amandine Gay, quoi donne la parole aux femmes noires de France, ainsi que les bons plans afro de New York où Kévi a passé ses vacances. Et puis, bien sûr, nos trois trentenaires noirs se posent aussi des questions d'actualité : faut-il débaptiser les collèges et lycées Colbert ? Comment traiter les hommes célèbres accusés de viol ? Que penser de Dove et de Fenty Beauty ? Comment retrouver ses ancêtres d'avant l'abolition de l'esclavage ? Ça en fait, des questions… Welcome back. Enregistrements : 9 octobre 17 - Réalisation : Charlie Marcelet - Chroniqueurs : Mélanie Wanga, François Oulac, Kévi Donat
After more than 50 years of fighting, and four years of negotiations, 2016 saw a breakthrough in the long-running armed conflict in Colombia. A tentative peace was arranged with more than 15,000 fighters from the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) and other groups agreeing to move to transitional camps and allowing the re-integration of the areas they had occupied into mainstream Colombian society. During the peace talks, a number of Irish politicians, veterans of the Irish peace process and from both sides of the divide, visited the negotiations taking place in Havana, Cuba. Sharing their experience of de-escalating the conflict in Northern Ireland, they gave support to all sides in the talks. A former Irish foreign minister was appointed EU special representative to the peace process as Europe contributed towards the settlement. How does the resolution of the conflict in Colombia compare with the Irish peace process? Although many aspects are different, what lessons can be learned from the strategies used in the Irish process and what can the Colombian course of action offer as a lesson to the North? For long periods during the conflict rebel areas operated as a shadow state with people separated from the rest of Colombian society. What was life like under the FARC and how easy will the transition be for everybody involved? Will the peace bring changes to coca production and Narco trafficking associated with rebel areas and how will that affect the lives of rural dwellers. Luke Holland has lived and worked in Colombia and has observed the changes there and in Northern Ireland over recent decades. He returns to Columbia to meet the newly demobilised FARC fighters and others who have suffered during the long conflict. He meets those opposed to the peace process who believe the only solution is to destroy the FARC completely. The areas previously under rebel control are now feeling a power vacuum and concern is growing over human rights in rural areas. What contribution can the EU and other outside agencies make to the fragile peace in Colombia?
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos wants parents to have the ultimate choice of where their children go to school – public or private – and taxpayers to make it possible. This week, Reveal examines how DeVos might funnel federal education dollars toward private school tuition, yet leave school choice rules up to the states. Plus, we’ll look at how hundreds of thousands of students in Texas were denied the special education they are guaranteed under federal civil rights law. --- To explore more reporting, visit revealnews.org or find us at fb.com/ThisIsReveal, on Twitter @reveal or Instagram @revealnews.
Mathilde doit adopter l'enfant qu'elle a eu avec sa compagne. Depuis le mariage pour tous, c'est la seule solution dans une famille homoparentale pour que "l'autre mère", la pas-biologique, puisse avoir un statut auprès de l'enfant qu'elle a voulu, bercé, soigné... Mais à l'automne 2013, tout le monde tâtonne autour de cette démarche. Entre tracas administratifs, visite des flics et tensions dans le couple, ce parcours à la fois intime et politique révèle des inquiétudes enfouies autour du statut de parent. Enregistrements : août 12-juin 17 - Mise en ondes, musique & mix : Samuel Hirsch - Coaching voix : Sabine Zovighian - Texte, voix, réalisation : Mathilde Guermonprez
In GBA 314 we get better acquainted with Wasi. She talks about not defining marginalised groups by their traumas, #CutFromTheSameCloth a collection of essays by hijabis, getting to the point where she is comfortable calling herself a photographer, how she became a person centred therapist, the systematic elements involved in mental health struggles, growing up with parallel experiences and cultures, experiences of Islamophobia and racism, pushing back against structural oppressions, the work that Against Borders For Children (Schools ABC) have done and so much more. Wasi plugs: Cut From the Same Cloth: https://unbound.com/books/cut-from-the-same-cloth Against Borders For Children: Schools ABC: https://www.schoolsabc.net/ Wasi Daniju photos: http://wasidaniju.com/ Inclusive Mosque: https://www.facebook.com/inclusivemosqueinitiative/ http://www.inclusivemosqueinitiative.org/ Black Girl Festival 29th October: http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/the-uks-first-black-girl-festival/ I plug: Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ We mention: Moomins: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moomins Royal Festival Hall: https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/venues/royal-festival-hall Media Diversified: https://mediadiversified.org/ https://twitter.com/writersofcolour The Trashies: https://mediadiversified.org/tag/the-trashies/ Signal Boosting: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/us/signal_boosting Follow Fridays: https://www.lifewire.com/a-guide-to-follow-friday-2655376 Wasi's recent thread: https://twitter.com/knox_o/status/914171672479092738 South London Refugee Association: https://www.slr-a.org.uk/ Women and Girls Network: http://www.wgn.org.uk/ Nadia Kamil: https://nadiakamil.co.uk/ Bang Said The Gun: http://www.bangsaidthegun.com/ Meadowlands Festival: https://twitter.com/meadowfest Body Narratives: https://www.thebodynarratives.com Indigo Williams: https://twitter.com/Indigowilliams Leslie Asare: https://twitter.com/layaxo3 I Shape Beauty: https://ishapebeautyblog.wordpress.com Moles: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mole_(unit) Erasmus Year: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erasmus_Programme Aphasia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aphasia Prevent: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/apr/04/prevent-hate-muslims-schools-terrorism-teachers-reject Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ 9/11: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September_11_attacks 7/7: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7_July_2005_London_bombings War on Terror: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_on_Terror Microaggressions: https://www.buzzfeed.com/hnigatu/racial-microagressions-you-hear-on-a-daily-basis Sabeena Akhtar: https://twitter.com/pocobookreader The Good Immigrant: https://unbound.com/books/the-good-immigrant Nazeem Hussein: http://nazeemhussain.com/ Docs Not Cops: http://www.docsnotcops.co.uk/ Niemöller poem: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_they_came_... Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
This week, we bring you two stories of invisibility, from a man looking to escape his identity to a marine biologist who feels invisible to her colleagues. Part 1: Richard Cardillo escapes his problems by joining a Catholic mission in Peru, where he becomes a community health organizer. Part 2: Marine biologist Liz Neeley is excited to be a part of a coral conservation project in Fiji, but her colleagues keep forgetting her. Richard Cardillo is a 25 year resident of the Lower East Side been an educator for over three decades on two continents and in two languages. He's instructed on all levels from preschool to graduate programs, considering himself still more of a learner than a teacher....but always a storyteller! Rich is a three-time Moth StorySLAM winner and has also participated in three Moth GrandSLAMS . Rich is a passionate bread baker and, yes, has gone to that quirky (scary?) place of naming his 16-year-old sourdough starter. He tries to bake up a new story with every loaf that emerges from his tiny apartment oven. Liz Neeley is the executive director of The Story Collider. She's a marine biologist by training, and an optimistic worrier by nature. As the oldest of five children, she specializes in keeping the peace and not telling Mom. After grad school, Liz stumbled into ocean conservation. She focused on coral reef management and restoration in Fiji and Papua New Guinea, and dabbled in international trade policy on deep sea corals. Next, she spent almost a decade at COMPASS helping scientists understand journalism, policymaking, and social media. Follow her at @lizneeley
Patricia Bosworth is a journalist and biographer. Her latest book is "The Men in My Life." “The [acting] rejections are hellish and ghastly. At least they were to me. And I got tired of being rejected so much and also tired of not being able to control my life. And as soon as I became a writer, I had this control, I felt more active, more energized. But it was a decision that took a long time coming.” Thanks to MailChimp, Squarespace, and Heaven's Gate for sponsoring this week's episode. @p_bosworth pbosworth.com Bosworth on Longform [00:05] Heaven's Gate [00:25] Snap Judgement [01:25] The Fest Presents: The Longform Podcast with special guest Zoe Chace [02:30] "Some Mother's Boy" (Atavist • Oct 2017) [3:10] Diane Arbus: A Biography (Afred A. Knopf • 1984) [03:10] Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (River Road Entertainment • 2006) [3:20] The Men in My Life (Harper • 2017) [5:55] Strumpet Wind (Gertrude Bosworth Crum • Covici Friede Publishers • 1938) [6:20] The Tempest (William Shakespeare • Simon & Schuster • 2004) [07:50] Colete’s Archive at The New York Times [09:40] Bosworth’s Archive at Playbill [09:45] The Nun’s Story (Warner Brothers • 1959) [14:15] Stoner [16:00] "To Vonnegut, the Hero Is the Man Who Refuses to Kill" (New York Times • Oct 1970) [18:05] Montgomery Clift: A Biography (Harcourt • 1978) [20:45] Marlon Brando: A Biography (Viking • 2001) [20:55] Jane Fonda: The Private Life of a Public Woman (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt • 2011) [22:30] "New Documents" (The Museum of Modern Art • 1967) [24:10] Harold Nemerov’s Archive at The Poetry Foundation