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A female historian wrote a book. Two male historians went on NPR to talk about it. They never mentioned her name. - The Lily
Milov, an assistant professor at the University of Virginia whose forthcoming book, “The Cigarette: A Political History,” provided virtually all the material for the segment, which aired on Thursday.
sarah-milov  thelily.com  mansplaining  academia  gender  ethics  caroline-kitchener  nathan-daniel-beau-connolly  cigarettes  edward-l-ayres  jeremy-hobson  tobacco  regulations  npr  here-&-now-radio  wbur  backstory-podcast 
july 2019 by yolandaenoch
Travel responsibly or don't travel at all: Airlines and the environment | WBUR
Take your pick: plane, car or boat. They’re all bad for the planet. Does that mean we should all stay home? Nives Dolšak, professor of marine and environmental affairs at the UW, is interviewed.
Dolsak.Nives  !UWitM  2019  natl  WBUR  NPR  College:Environment  School:Marine&Environmental.Affairs 
july 2019 by uwnews
Report: No drop In medical errors, but their human toll endures | WBUR
Diana Mamouni is a nurse, but she says she couldn’t get her mother’s caregivers to provide important basic care. She attributes her mother’s decline and death to a series of crucial lapses in care over a six-month period. Dr. Thomas Gallagher, professor of medicine at the UW, is quoted.
Gallagher.Thomas  UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2019  WBUR  regl 
june 2019 by uwnews
Grading the 4-day school week: The impacts on budgets, education and more | WBUR
WBUR offers a report card on the four-day school week. Cash-strapped districts across the country are doing it, so how well is it working? Paul Hill, founder of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at UW Bothell, is interviewed.
Hill.Paul  !UWitM  2019  Center.Reinventing.Public.Education  UW:Bothell  natl  WBUR 
may 2019 by uwnews
Is Maine's Largest Contiguous Forest Collateral Damage In The Fight Against Climate Change? | EarthWhile
The debate over Central Maine Power’s proposed billion-dollar transmission project is about more than just money. It’s also about threats to scenic vistas, wildlife habitat and backwoods culture, and whether all of that should take a backseat to what some see as the most urgent challenge of the day: fighting climate change.
WBUR  maine  cmp  NECEC  opponents 
april 2019 by eversourcenh
How New Orleans Reduced Its Homeless Population By 90 Percent | Here & Now
Imagine, giving people homes cut down on homelessness.

'And lastly, she says, the team took a "Housing First" approach, which is "simply the idea that you accept people as they are," whether they are sober or not. "You just accept them as they are and you provide the housing first," Kegel says. "Then, once they're in their apartment, you immediately wrap all the services around them that they need to stay stable and live the highest quality life that they can live."'
it_can_be_done  homelessness  new_orleans  wbur  npr 
march 2019 by sawtoothwave
New England Tries A New Way To Help The Grid Survive Winter | WBUR News
Winter is back with a vengeance. And this year, New England is using a new method to ensure the electric grid can work reliably through cold, snow and ice. It's called "Pay for Performance," and it’s a competitive market system that rewards power generators for efficiency, and punishes them for poor execution.
WBUR  iso-ne  fuelsecurity 
january 2019 by eversourcenh
A major highway closure has Seattle commuters bracing for months of brutal backups | WBUR
Commuters in Seattle are bracing for weeks of traffic headaches as the city begins a six-month overhaul of the 66-year-old Alaskan Way Viaduct. Mark Hallenbeck, director of the UW-based Washington State Transportation Center, is interviewed.
Hallenbeck.Mark  transportation  natl  WBUR  !UWitM  2019  College:Engineering 
january 2019 by uwnews
Offshore Wind Auction For 390,000 Acres South Of Mass. Blows Through Sale Record | Bostonomix
Three years ago, they couldn’t give them away.
But on Friday, during an auction that had stretched into a second day, nearly 400,000 acres of ocean just south of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard — which were passed over at an auction in 2015 — sold for a total of more than $400 million, the highest prices ever paid for wind lease plots in the United States.
WBUR  massachusetts  offshorewind  lease  auction 
december 2018 by eversourcenh
How to navigate the holidays when you're estranged from your family | WBUR
The holiday season is traditionally a time to strengthen the bonds among family members. But for many, those ties have been cut because they are estranged from their loved ones. Kristina Scharp, an assistant professor in the department of communication at the University of Washington, is interviewed. [This story was picked up by several public radio outlets across the country]
!UWitM  2018  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Communications  natl  NPR  Scharp.Kristina  WBUR 
november 2018 by uwnews
Remember life before social media? Maybe it's time for a reminder | WBUR
"When Twitter was young and tweets a mere 140 characters long, I used to mock the platform for consisting largely of posts that merely used tiny URLs to direct readers to in-depth articles on real new sites. Now I long to return to those days," writes Julie Wittes Schlack for WBUR. Work by Kate Starbird, professor of human centered design and engineering, is referenced.
Starbird.Kate  !UWitM  2018  WBUR  College:Engineering  Human.Centered.Design&Engineering  natl 
october 2018 by uwnews
What Red State Kansas Can Teach Blue State Mass. About Renewable Energy | Cognoscenti
Cloud County, Kansas, is about as far as you can get, politically speaking, from proudly progressive Massachusetts. In the 2016 election, 75 percent of the county’s  voters supported Donald Trump. Yet it was there, almost a decade ago, that I saw my first utility-scale wind farm, its turbines stretching gracefully across wheat fields and cattle pastures. Why, I wondered at the time, was wind power welcomed by this staunchly conservative farming and ranching community while we New Englanders — avid theoretical supporters of clean energy — were so busy fighting wind development in the Berkshires and on Nantucket Sound?
WBUR  renewableenergy  windpower 
august 2018 by eversourcenh

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