Meat. Is it bad for you?

September 20, 2019

Eating meat has been associated with health risks like heart disease, cancer and an early death. What’s up with that? A video by Kurzgesagt (“In a Nutshell”).

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Credit Card Rewards

September 19, 2019

Who actually pays for your credit card rewards? Everybody. A Vox video.

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The Truth About Algorithms

September 18, 2019

Data scientist Cathy O’Neil reveals the truth about algorithms. From a talk given at the RSA in London, 2017. Animation by Niceshit Studio and Cabeza Patata.

RSA=Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce

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Purdue Pharma Succombs to Lawsuit Overdose

September 17, 2019

Purdue Pharma Succombs to Lawsuit Overdose

Purdue Pharma, the drug company that made billions pushing the prescripton opioid OxyContin, is dying of unnatural causes. The firm has filed for bankruptcy in an attempt to stave off responsibility for claiming its flagship pharmaceutical was nonaddictive, and aggressively marketing it to physicians. The firm is currently defending itself in 2,600 lawsuits blaming the company for the opioid epidemic that kills 130 American every day.

More:

“Purdue Pharma, drugmaker accused of fueling the opioid epidemic, files for bankruptcy,” Christopher Rowland, Washington Post

“OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma Files for Bankruptcy to Wipe Out 2,000 Lawsuits,” Jef Feeley and Steven Church, Bloomberg

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How Salmonella Gets Into Your Fridge

September 16, 2019

More than a million Americans get sick every year from salmonella-tainted food. Better federal regulation could stop outbreaks. Madeline Marshall explains. a Vox video.

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One for My Baby (and One More For the Road)

September 15, 2019

“One for My Baby (and One More For the Road),” written by Harold Arlen, with lyrics by Johnny Mercer, recorded by Billie Holiday, 1957. Billie Holiday (vocalist), Jimmy Rowles (piano), Harry Edison (trumpet), Ben Webster (tenor sax), Barney Kessel (guitar), Alvin Stoller (drums), and either Red Mitchell or Joe Mondragon on bass.

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Quimbombó

September 15, 2019

“Quimbombó,” written by Luis Griñán (“Lilí Martínez“), newly-arranged by José Madera, and recorded by Eddie Palmieri, 2018. Lead vocalist: Hermán Olivera.

Quimbombó means okra, also a stew made with okra, i.e., soul food.

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Bad Boy

September 15, 2019

“Bad Boy,” written and recorded by Larry Williams, 1959. Larry Williams (vocals, piano), Earl Palmer (drums), René Hall (guitar), Jewell Grant (baritone sax), Plas Johnson (tenor sax), and Ted Brinson (bass).

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God Don’t Own a Car

September 15, 2019

“God Don’t Own a Car,” written and recorded by pre-Margaritaville Jimmy Buffett, 1976.

Jimmy Buffet website

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I Have A Friend Above All Others

September 15, 2019

“I Have A Friend Above All Others,” written by by Theodore R. Frye and Virginia Davis, recorded by The Soul Stirrers, ca. 1956. Lead vocalist: Sam Cooke.

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