• What Do Legislative Committees Do? | Peach State Politics
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    What Do Legislative Committees Do? | Peach State Politics

    Welcome back to Peach State Politics. I’m Stephen Fowler, your GPB Education Capitol correspondent. This week we’re getting into the nitty gritty of committees. Try saying that five times fast. Nitty gritty committee. Nitty gritty committee. Anyway, committees are an important part of the Georgia legislature where smaller groups of lawmakers get together and hear all of the different merits of a bill and recommend whether or not it passes and should go before the larger chambers. Each committee is made up of a bipartisan group of lawmakers either in the House or the Senate, and they’re tasked with meeting to hear specific bills. The pros, the cons, if there’s…

  • Amazing Interventions – IR’s role in treating DVT
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    Amazing Interventions – IR’s role in treating DVT

    my name is Jerry O’Sullivan I’m an interventional radiologist from Galway in Ireland and today I’d like to talk a little bit about the interventional radiological procedures that we offer most of the procedures that we offer our day case minimally invasive state-of-the-art procedures which are very time effective for the patient are typically low risk and are very cost effective for healthcare systems so it is fair to say that interventional radiology represents 21st century surgery deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolus are major healthcare issues and pulmonary embolus on its own kills more patients than road traffic accidents AIDS and breast cancer combined this is a completely underrepresented…

  • TX Legislative Updates 2017
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    TX Legislative Updates 2017

    The 2017 Texas Legislative Session has come to an end, and the Lone Star State has several new firearms and self-defense-related bills that have been signed into law by Governor Abbott and will go into effect on September 1st, 2017. House Bill 1935 amends Texas Penal Code Section 46.016 to remove the term “illegal knife” and create the term “location-restricted knife.” Knives will no longer be specifically classified as daggers, dirks, stilettos, swords, so on and so forth. Instead, all knives that have a blade over five and half inches from guard to tip are simply location-restricted. Any knife that has a blade shorter than five-and-a-half inches is legal and…

  • Early Childhood Intervention Improves Educational Attainment at Age 35: A Really Longitudinal Study
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    Early Childhood Intervention Improves Educational Attainment at Age 35: A Really Longitudinal Study

    Does preschool matter? A strong endorsement this week in a study appearing in JAMA Pediatrics which found that participants in Chicago’s “Child Parent Center” program had significantly higher educational attainment at 35 years of age, the longest follow-up of any early childhood intervention study. The Child-Parent Center (CPC) program is the second oldest federally funded early childhood program (after Head Start). It was launched in 1967 in the most disadvantaged areas of Chicago and has grown substantially since then. The program takes a standardized approach but is unique in several ways. First, the pre-school programs are based within the primary school the children will eventually attend, making the transition to…

  • Karl Marx & Conflict Theory: Crash Course Sociology #6
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    Karl Marx & Conflict Theory: Crash Course Sociology #6

    You’ve probably heard of Karl Marx. He’s remembered as the father of divisive political movements, and his name is sometimes still thrown around in American politics as a kind of slur. But I don’t want to talk about that. I want to talk about Marx the philosopher. Marx the scholar. In the 19th century, a time defined by radical inequality and rapid technological and political change in Europe, Marx was concerned with one question: What does it mean to be free? Starting from this question, Marx developed an entire theory of history. And in doing so, he laid the foundation for the paradigm of conflict theory in sociology, ultimately pushing…

  • Free speech on campus: Is it in danger? | FACTUAL FEMINIST
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    Free speech on campus: Is it in danger? | FACTUAL FEMINIST

    Is the campus free speech crisis a myth? Some say yes. They tell us not to be distracted by media stories of campus radicals shouting down speakers. “Look at the big picture,” they say. “Free speech is doing just fine.” Are they right? That is coming up next on the Factual Feminist. I was recently invited to Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon, to give a lecture making a case for more openness on women’s issues, such as the gender wage gap, or the patriarchal rape culture. These need to be questioned and debated, not accepted as gospel. Women—everyone—are best served by truth—not slogans, much less myths. But…

  • Rights and wrongs of American elections (1996) | THINK TANK
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    Rights and wrongs of American elections (1996) | THINK TANK

    Ben Wattenberg: Hello, I’m Ben Wattenberg. Welcome to Election Year 1996, which we will celebrate with a contest that will be announced at the end of this program. Election year — once again, American democracy is under harsh scrutiny. Many voters are fed up with the tone, the cost, the length, and the unfairness of our elections. But is all the criticism warranted? Joining us for our discussion are Michael Barone, senior writer at US News & World Report and coauthor of “The Almanac of American Politics 1996” and “Our Country: The Shaping of America from Roosevelt to Reagan”; Ronald Walters, chairman of the political science department at Howard University…

  • Bill Nye: Can We Stop Telling Women What to Do With Their Bodies? | Big Think
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    Bill Nye: Can We Stop Telling Women What to Do With Their Bodies? | Big Think

    Many, many, many, many more hundreds of eggs are fertilized than become humans. Eggs get fertilized and by that I mean sperm get accepted by ova a lot. But that’s not all you need. You have to attach to the uterine wall, the inside of a womb, a woman’s womb. But if you’re going to hold that as a standard, that is to say if you’re going to say when an egg is fertilized it’s therefore has the same rights as an individual, then whom are you going to sue? Whom are you going to imprison? Every woman who’s had a fertilized egg pass through her? Every guy who’s sperm…