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Sanctuary: Surviving The Zombie Apocalypse
2019 SEP 24
Brutal, agonizing convulsions simultaneously strike a quarter of the Earth’s population. There is no warning and no discernible pattern regarding race, age, gender, or region. The afflicted die within moments of one another. Seven minutes later they rise again and attack the living. The speed at which the disaster happens is too great for any organized response. Towns are overrun. The government and military find themselves unable to react. Civilization crumbles in a matter of hours. By the end of the first day, the streets are filled with shambling corpses, mindless beings driven solely by the desire to feed. Jacob Thornton decides his only chance is to abandon his home. Fleeing the city, he travels north, encountering other survivors on the way. Together, they gather supplies, seek a place of safety, and discover through trial and error how to defend against the zombies. Yet, the creatures never stop moving, and they have begun to leave the population centers, spreading across the land.
The McKinsey Podcast
1 d ago
The McKinsey Podcast, our new flagship podcast series, takes you inside our global firm, and features conversations with experts on issues that matter most in business and management. McKinsey & Company is a management-consulting firm that helps businesses, governments, and not-for-profit organizations realize their most important goals.Topics covered in this series include strategy, technology, leadership, marketing, operations, organization, and the role of business in society.
2019 DEC 18
The National Committee on United States-China Relations is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization that encourages understanding and cooperation between the United States and Greater China in the belief that sound and productive Sino-American relations serve vital American and world interests. With over four decades of experience developing innovative programs at the forefront of U.S.–China relations, the National Committee focuses its exchange, educational and policy activities on politics and security, education, governance and civil society, economic cooperation, media and transnational issues, addressing these with respect to mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
The 9/11 Commission Report by The 9/11 Commission
16 h ago
Taking the reader back to the horror and devastation of September 11, 2001, the 9/11 Commission Report by the 9/11 Commission, is the official report that presents the final findings of the committee Krean Hamilton Commission (better known as the 9/11 Commission.) The report reveals not just the events that happened on that fateful day, but also describes the circumstances that led up to it. It analyzes the role of several government agencies in the drama and also pinpoints the lacunae in the system that allowed such events to occur. The terrorist attacks of 9/11 were the most heinous committed on American soil and led to nearly 4,000 deaths, countless injuries, enormous loss of property and forever changed the course of world history. The Krean Hamilton Commission was set up by President George W. Bush on November 2002 and the final report was released on July 26, 2004. During this period, the Commission examined thousands of people in many countries, went through millions of pages of documents, some of them top secret, and came to some very startling conclusions. Among the statements made by the commission were evidence of lax security, eyewitness testimony of the final moments of the fatal plane crash, and the conclusion that though the terrorists were from certain countries, there was no evidence to prove that they were funded by the governments of those countries. It traces the genesis of the dreaded terrorist organization al-Qaeda and portrays in great detail how they were able to infiltrate the country and plan their operations. The report directly led to more U.S. emphasis on diplomacy and more counterinsurgency efforts in Afghanistan. Some critics panned the report deeming it merely cosmetic in nature and only skimming the surface of the real issues. Yet the book remains an engrossing and riveting slice of history, which makes interesting reading for both casual readers and those engaged in politics, counterterrorism or diplomacy. It has been authored by several people and far from being a boring tract on administrative matters, is written in a dramatic and lyrical style. It zoomed to the top of the bestseller charts when it was first published and became a contender for the non-fiction prize in the National Book Awards. It has also been adapted for film and television. One of the notable features is that the point of view contained in this book remains completely neutral and unbiased in spite of the great emotional impact the events depicted had on the psyche of a nation.
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
3 w ago
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is an independent, nonpartisan organization that provides insight – and influences the public discourse – on critical global issues. We convene leading global voices and conduct independent research to bring clarity and offer solutions to challenges and opportunities across the globe. Ranked the #1 Think Tank to Watch worldwide, the Council on Global Affairs is committed to engaging the public and raising global awareness of issues that transcend borders and transform how people, business and governments engage the world.
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
14 h ago
An early science fiction novel written by the second most translated author, French writer Jules Verne, the classic tale depicts an incredible sea expedition on board a state-of-the-art submarine. First published in 1870 and a part of the Voyages Extraordinaires series, the novel is regarded as one of the most thrilling adventure stories and one of Verne’s greatest pieces of work. Immersed in themes of exploration, avant-garde technology, and man’s insatiable desire for knowledge and scientific progression, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea has been an influence for many writers as well as an inspiration for numerous film adaptations. The novel kicks off when rumors spread about sightings of a mysterious sea monster, initially thought to be a giant narwhal. This instigates the United States government to organize an expedition in hopes of hunting down and destroying the ravaging creature. Consequently, French marine biologist Pierre Aronnax is invited to join the expedition, who takes with him his trusted servant Conseil, along with expert harpooner Ned Land, and accordingly the trio set about the search. Following a lengthy pursuit, the ship finally finds and attacks the monster but to no avail, as the impact hurls the three men into the water. In an attempt to grasp the hide of the monster, the men come to a startling discovery as they realize the supposed monster is in fact a submarine. The men are then captured and brought inside the futuristic vessel, which they later find out is named Nautilus, and meet its enigmatic commander and creator, Captain Nemo. So begins the journey on board the Nautilus, as its three coerced guests travel across all the world’s seas visiting different underwater locations while witnessing the most bizarre, yet gripping marvels of the oceanic depths. Shipwrecks, giant squids, sharks, lost cities, coral reefs, whirlpools and an eccentric captain are just some of the obstacles separating the trio from their freedom. An exhilarating subaqueous adventure through unseen wonders, Verne’s detailed and prophetic imagination propels the novel and secures its position as a literary classic and a pristine model for science fiction enthusiasts.
2019 SEP 24
The Secret Government Organization, a.k.a. "SGO" is sending it's best and brightest to investigate reports of odd happenings and strange occurrences from around the world.Join Master Sargent Bob Ross, Hans Perkins, and Carl Roberts armed with knives, pistols, and mind-altering tic-tacs as they make their way through popular horror tropes and scary stories found on the internet!
Center for Global Ethics & Politics
2019 SEP 24
The Center for Global Ethics and Politics is a network for research, colloquia, and curricular development on key issues of contemporary life including globalization and justice, human rights, cosmopolitan democracy, and intercultural perspectives on ethics. We seek to clarify the requirements of global justice and human rights, and to discern possible ways of strengthening the institutions of global governance and transnational forms of democracy and solidarity. A substantial component of our work in the organization and presentation of this colloquium series, which brings together scholars, researchers, and practitioners to address these challenging issues. The Center is affiliated with the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies at The Graduate Center, CUNY
All Things Local
1 w ago
We speak with public service researchers and workers across communities about topics and issues affecting their local towns, villages, cities, and neighborhoods. Hear ideas and challenges from people working in local government and nonprofit organizations. Brought to you by the School of Public and Global Affairs at Northern Illinois University. Hosted by Dr. Alicia Schatteman, Associate Professor.
Let's Pod This
2019 DEC 12
Let's Pod This is the official podcast of grassroots organization Let's Fix This, Inc., where we talk with policymakers, advocates, elected officials, and regular folks from across Oklahoma to explain how our government works and provide context for the pressing issues facing our state.
6 d ago
Talk Heathen is a weekly call-in television show in Austin, Texas geared toward long-form and on-going dialogue with theists & atheists about religion, theism, & secularism. Call 1-512-686-0279 every Sunday from 1-2pm CDT. Talk Heathen is produced by the Atheist Community of Austin. The Atheist Community of Austin is organized as a nonprofit educational corporation to develop & support the atheist community, to provide opportunities for socializing & friendship, to promote secular viewpoints, to encourage positive atheist culture, to defend the first amendment principle of government-religion separation, to oppose discrimination against atheists & to work with other organizations in pursuit of common goals.
Economic Update with Richard D. Wolff
3 d ago
Economic Update is a weekly nationally syndicated radio program produced by Democracy at Work and hosted by Richard D. Wolff. The program explores complex economic issues and empowers listeners with information to analyze their own financial situation as well as the economy at large. By focusing on the economic dimensions of everyday life - wages, jobs, taxes, debts, and profits - the program explores alternative ways to organize markets and government policies.
14 h ago
Relax and enjoy psychological insights from art, science and spirituality for personal balance and widening our circle of compassion to embrace all life including our own. Michael Todd Fink is an artist, thinker, speaker and social and environmental activist. He is also the co-founder of the internationally-acclaimed music group The Giving Tree Band. A modern Renaissance man - his songs, videos, articles and lectures on health and harmony have inspired so many around the world. He holds certifications in addiction counseling and mindfulness meditation and earned his psychology and music degrees from Georgetown University. Todd has been a wellness consultant and mentor for Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, schools, governments and other organizations and works fervently to help communities build sustainable cultures of well-being and peace. https://www.michaeltoddfink.com
The Press Room from Deloitte Insights
1 w ago
Welcome to the Press Room, from Deloitte Insights, your source for the issues and ideas that matter to your business today. Host Tanya Ott interviews thought leaders and change makers on developments in business strategy, emerging technologies, growth, innovation, performance, risk and security, social impact, sustainability, talent and more. Deloitte Insights publishes original articles, reports, and periodicals that provide insights for businesses, the public sector, and NGOs. Our goal is to draw upon research and experience from throughout our professional services organization, and that of coauthors in academia and business, to advance the conversation on a broad spectrum of topics of interest to executives and government leaders. Deloitte Insights is an imprint of Deloitte Development LLC. This podcast is provided by Deloitte LLP and is subsidiaries and is intended to provide general information only. This podcast is not intended to constitute professional advice or services of any kind. For additional information about Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries, please go to www.deloitte.com/about.
America Meditating Radio Show w/ Sister Jenna
1 d ago
A conscious, humanitarian, lively radio show! Engaging in conversations with featured celebrities, leaders, authors, and average folks sharing success stories. Discussions provide listeners with inspiring ways to master the challenges we encounter on the journey of life. This is not an ordinary radio show, but rather, a unique format that offers philanthropy, compassion, social and humanitarian choices that bring together poetry, spirituality, wisdom, meditation, music,and experts that features solutions to current day critical issues. Hosted by an inspiring, prominent speaker and teacher, Sister Jenna, Director of the Meditation Museums in MD & VA. For decades, Sister Jenna has moved and shaped the consciousness of lives around the world. Her wisdom, peace, and compassion for humanity are expressed through the variety of initiatives she spearheads for youths, women, governments, and communities. Sister Jenna was selected as one of the Empower a Billion Women 100 List of Most Influential Global Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide and served as a principal partner with the Oprah Winfrey Network and Values Partnerships on the Oprah Winfrey Belief Team, a community of individuals from diverse spiritual, cultural and faith backgrounds, and as an influential connector, she coordinated bringing on-board organizations and thought leaders to engage in this global dialogue on Belief. America Meditating Radio is a real show with the intention to cover stories that need to be told with a gentle force by Sister Jenna. Listen to her new album on Itunes! Inclusion Revolution: Together with Love. https://goo.gl/dEmJhY
Grant Writing & Funding
4 d ago
Holly Rustick, Grant Writer Specialist and Nonprofit Guru, reveals all her grant writing strategies, nonprofit funding action steps, and tips and tools so you can be ahead of the curve with your nonprofit org or freelance grant writing services. Discover how you can develop clear frameworks to grow your nonprofit or freelance work and create a positive impact in the world. Holly has more than a decade of grant experience and secured millions of dollars for nonprofit organizations throughout the world while building up a successful and leading grant writing company. Grant writing, grant research, strategic planning, freelancing, board training, nonprofit fundraising, governance, crowdfunding, online courses, books, and memberships to help you better understand how to crush it for you nonprofit or freelance grant writing company! Check out www.grantwritingandfunding.com for more resources!
Principles of Economics by Alfred Marshall
14 h ago
“The most valuable of all capital is that invested in human beings.” An uncannily prophetic quote from an 1890 book, Principles of Economics by Alfred Marshall presents an idea that has been accepted by major corporations and governments all over the world today. People's understanding of market behavior and how industries operate has its roots in the work done by European economists more than a century ago. Little has changed in terms of principles, though the effects of globalization and technology resulted an unmistakable impact on how business is done today. Alfred Marshall was a thought leader. He presented path breaking concepts like the principle of diminishing returns: the assumption that companies or products who taste early success in markets soon fall prey to their own limitations, thus leading to a quantifiable and predictable equilibrium of market share and pricing. He was a prize winning mathematician at Cambridge and a brilliant physics student. However a nervous breakdown while at college compelled him to shift to the study of philosophy where he was deeply attracted by the concepts of Utilitarianism as propounded by Henry Sidgwick, a famous teacher and founder of Newnham College. Marshall went on to describe Sidgwick as his “spiritual mother and father.” One of Sidgwick's guiding principles was that no person should act so as to destroy his own happiness, a form of “ethical hedonism.” Marshall began writing Principles of Economics in 1881, part of a two volume treatise. However, it took him nearly ten years to complete the first volume and when it came out, it received so much acclaim that he ultimately abandoned the idea of a second volume. He spent the next twenty years trying to work on the second one, but was compelled to add to/update/revise newer and newer editions of the earlier book which left him little time for anything else. Principles of Economics went on to become a standard treatise on the subject and a leading textbook for generations of students. Divided into six major “Books”, it deals with fundamentals like wealth, income, capital, wants and deferred satisfaction, agents of production like land, agriculture, industry, health of working populations, industrial organization, demand, supply and value and the distribution of income. Modern economists owe a huge debt to Marshall, since he was the first to link price and curve shifts, describe the concept of “elasticity of demand.” Principles of Economics is a watershed in economic thought and has influenced the thinking and work of generations of economists like Pigou and Keynes who were his students, Milton Friedman and many others.
Main Street by Sinclair Lewis
15 h ago
A social satire, Main Street became a best-seller soon after its publication, fascinating readers with its biting humor and realistic portrayal of small-town communities. Published in 1920, the novel follows Carol Milford as she moves to a conventional small town, where she encounters its conceited residents characterized by their ignorance, hypocrisy, and smugness, while simultaneously being the target of their careless ridicule. Furthermore, the novel efficiently exemplifies the dividing line between the sophisticated urban setting and the conventionally governed small-town, as it tackles issues of embracing differences, social class, disillusionment, feminism, and community. Written in episodes, the story begins with the introduction of Carol Milford, a young idealistic woman attending the Blodgett College in Minneapolis, who is a vehement advocate against dullness and conformity. While working as a librarian after her graduation, she meets Dr. Will Kennicott, whom she marries after three years of courtship. Subsequently, the couple decides to move to Kennicott’s hometown of Gopher Prairie, where Carol is quickly disenchanted by both the town’s exterior and its provincial residents. Nevertheless, she is determined to bring change to the town, and slowly begins her mission to vivify her new surroundings by refurbishing her new home, organizing an extravagant party, and proposing a few communal projects. However, Carol soon faces reality, as she realizes that the townspeople are not appreciative of her push for change, and instead she is backed into a corner as her dynamic personality puts a strain not only on her adjustment into the community, but also on her marriage. In addition, Lewis effectively employs satire in order to illustrate the disadvantages of living in a small town where change and innovation are not particularly welcomed, and is instead governed by self-acclaimed intellectuals and bigots. Regarded as Lewis’ most significant and enduring piece, and also fortifying his notable literary position, Main Street mesmerizes with its hard-hitting criticism and vivid portrayal of the narrow-mindedness present in small-town communities. A timeless piece of literature, Main Street accurately captures the negative aspects of small communities, and at the same time offers an insight into American history.
3 w ago
Ryan Morrison, better known on Reddit and the internet as "Video Game Attorney," and co-hosts Austin Hoffman and Ali Rothman, take a hard look at how the law will react to the fast growth in technology. Will we need consent to sleep with a robot? Will our organs be government property? Come in and find out.