Posts Tagged ‘Vox videos’

Skateboarding Architecture: Legendary Skate Spots

November 24, 2020

Estelle Caswell spoke with skateboarding legend Tony Hawk and Iain Borden (author of Skateboarding and the City) about skateboarding’s iconic spots and how skate architecture has changed over the years. A Vox video.

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2020 Election Winner: Weed

November 20, 2020

On November 3rd, pro-marijuana ballot measures flourished. A Vox video by Madeline Marshall and Melissa Hirsch.

More:

“How marijuana legalization made strides across the US in this election,” Richard Luscombe, The Guardian

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The Electoral College Ensures Inequality

November 2, 2020

The Electoral College makes some Americans’ votes more powerful than others. That’s a feature, not a bug. The Founders intended that the votes of Southern slaveholders would count more than those of Northern voters, and their dead hands continue to throttle American democracy today. A Vox video explainer by Madeline Marshall and Adam Freelander.

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Why the US has so many Filipino nurses

November 2, 2020

The U.S. healthcare system is still reaping the fruits of colonization.

“Since 1960, 150,000 Filipino nurses have come to work in the US. It began with the US colonization of the Philippines under the guise of “benevolent assimilation” and has increased due to a series of US immigration policies. It has resulted in a pipeline that allows the US to draw nurses from the Philippines every time it faces a shortage.”

Related:

“’Similar to Times of War’: The Staggering Toll of COVID-19 on Filipino Health Care Workers,” Nina Martin and Bernice Yeung, ProPublica

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Climate Change is Coming for Your Cup of Coffee

October 15, 2020

Coffee is grown by nearly 125 million farmers, from Latin America to Africa to Asia. As man-made climate change warms the atmosphere in places like Colombia, experts estimate the amount of land that can sustain coffee will fall 50 percent by 2050. It’s a crisis for consumers and cultivators alike. A Vox video.

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America Can Leave Fossil Fuels Behind

September 15, 2020

How America can leave fossil fuels behind, in one chart. a Vox video by Danush Parvaneh, David Roberts, and Joey Sendaydiego.

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How Masks Got Political

August 27, 2020

Health authorities agree: Wearing a mask can help stop the spread of the coronavirus. But even after thousands have died, many people still don’t believe it.

A Vox video by By Madeline Marshall.

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Southern Socialites’ Alternative History Campaign

August 17, 2020

The United Daughters of the Confederacy pushed the “Lost Cause” movement, revising history to reinterpret the South after the American Civil War. These women from elite antebellum families used their social, financial,  and political clout to pressure local governments to erect monuments to Confederate heroes. They formed textbook review committees to determine what Southern schoolchildren learned about the war, indoctinating children about the Confederate cause, ensuring that generations grew up as segregationists. A Vox video.

Related:

“The Secret History of America’s Worthless Confederate Monuments,” Kate Wagner, The New Republic

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Seen the protests on TV? No, you haven’t.

August 13, 2020

Journalism professor Jason Johnson and Kainaz Amaria of Vox explain that news media can show you what a protest’s dramatic incidents look like, but not why it’s happening.

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Worry About This Glacier

August 5, 2020

Antarctica’s remote Thwaites Glacier is the size of Florida. This “Doomsday Glacier” could be on the verge of a rapid collapse. A Vox video by Sam Ellis, Dion Lee, Joss Fong, and Melissa Hirsch.

Related:

“Italian homes evacuated over risk of Mont Blanc glacier collapse,” Angela Giuffrida, The Guardian

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