Posts Tagged ‘Vox videos’

The US isn’t ready for clean energy

November 26, 2021

The US isn’t ready for renewable energy. The electric transmission grid doesn’t have the capacity to move it where it needs to be. A vox video by Madeline Marshall, animated by Matt Dunne.

Related:

“Old Power Gear Is Slowing Use of Clean Energy and Electric Cars,” Ivan Penn, New York Times

“2020 was the worst year yet for power outages in the US,” Justine Calma, The Verge

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Nuclear Plants Are Shutting Down

November 4, 2021

The Indian Point nuclear plant, on the Hudson River 30 miles north of Manhattan, shut down recently. Cleo Abram takes a closer and explains why so many nuclear plants are shutting down.

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Big Beef

November 3, 2021

The US relaxed its approach to antitrust enforcement in the 1980s. Today only four companies process 85 percent of all the cattle produced in the US. They’re crushing small ranchers.

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The US made affordable homes illegal

September 28, 2021

Starter homes” for first-time buyers once accounted for 40 percent of America’s housing supply, but now it’s more like 7 percent. The US supply of affordable entry-level homes is not meeting demand, and zoning laws ensure things stay that way. A Vox video by Ranjani Chakraborty.

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Fred Hampton

September 14, 2021

On December 4, 1969, the Black Panther Party’s Illinois chairman Fred Hampton was murdered by police. He had founded the multicultural Rainbow Coalition. A Vox video.

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How the rich avoid paying taxes

August 11, 2021

Under our tax system, owning something is better than actually working at something. Madeline Marshall explains how the rich avoid paying taxes. A Vox video.

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The Chinatown Aesthetic

July 20, 2021

The architecture of “Chinatowns” around the world have a similar style that can be traced back to the aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. A vox video by Ranjani Chakraborty and Melissa Hirsch.

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Music for Truckers: The 1970s

July 15, 2021

Estelle Caswell of Vox outlines trucker country music with country and folk music scholars Travis Stimeling and Nate Gibson. The video starts at a strange on-ramp, but soon gets up to cruising speed. Would have welcomed more discussion of clear channel AM radio stations and their overnight shows for long haul truckers, but a video that long might have exceeded drivers’ hourly limits.

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How High Is Mount Everest?

July 12, 2021

The Himalayas are getting taller. Here’s why. A Vox video by

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Mesmerism

July 8, 2021

“Franz Anton Mesmer, a charismatic physician from Vienna, Austria, began ‘healing’ people in Paris using an alternative therapeutic practice he called ‘animal magnetism’ …..

“Mesmer claimed an invisible magnetic fluid was the life force that connected all things, and that he had the power to regulate it to restore health in his patients. He was a celebrity figure until Louis XVI, the last king of France, commissioned a group of leading scientists to investigate Mesmer’s methods in 1784.”

More:

“Mesmerising Science: The Franklin Commission and the Modern Clinical Trial,” Urte Laukaityte, Public Domain Review

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