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Welcome to Artful Albany, a guided walking tour podcast designed to celebrate the art, history, and culture unique to New York's Capital City. During each episode, we'll focus on an area of downtown Albany to explore. We'll regale you with stories, highlight dynamic public art, and hear from some of the artists behind the Capital Walls public art project. You can listen to this podcast from anywhere, but it’s best experienced from the sidewalks of downtown Albany. Artful Albany is brought to ...
 
Regarded as one of James’ finest works, The Portrait of a Lady revolves around the life and the development of Isabel Archer as she embarks on a scrupulous journey of self-discovery, forced to choose between her individual freedom and the preset conventions of society. Moreover, the novel explores themes of existentialism, objectification of women, wealth, suffering, and the conflict between individual longing and social conformity. Set in the second half of the 19th century, the novel opens ...
 
On May 12, 2009, the U. S. Congress authorized a national initiative by passing The Civil Rights History Project Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-19). The law directs the Library of Congress (LOC) and the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) to conduct a survey of existing oral history collections with relevance to the Civil Rights movement to obtain justice, freedom and equality for African Americans and to record new interviews with people w ...
 
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Guest host, Crazy Rich Asians author Kevin Kwan presents stories on themes he’s been interested in ever since F. Scott Fitzgerald inspired him to start writing as a teen—the nature of privilege, and the obsession with appearance and social status. In “Little Miss International Goodwill” by Doretta Lau, a young girl doesn’t seem to fit in at home or…
 
By the end of the weekend, we’ll know the teams who will meet in Super Bowl LV. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers play the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game Sunday afternoon. Sunday night, the Buffalo Bills will play the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs. Host Tonya Mosley speaks with Here & Now sports analyst Mike Pesca. He hosts the daily…
 
Up-and-coming fashion designers behind some of the looks at President Biden’s inauguration have been basking in the spotlight. In past years, fashion media have focused their attention on what the first lady would wear and the message behind it. But Layla Ilchi, a trending news reporter for Women’s Wear Daily, says this year was especially importan…
 
About 900,000 Americans filed first-time unemployment claims last week as the economy continues to spiral with rising coronavirus cases. Jobless claims remain elevated as President Biden begins his term vowing to tackle the dual crises of the pandemic and an economic recession. Here & Now‘s Tonya Mosley speaks with Mike Regan, senior editor for Blo…
 
Colorado’s extreme drought will likely continue into next year, and the state is urging farmers and ranchers to prepare for it. Colorado Public Radio’s Michael Elizabeth Sakas spoke with some young ranchers, who are learning techniques that can help them adapt to — and also fight — climate change. This article was originally published on WBUR.org. …
 
The Webster Dictionary’s Word Of The Year in 2020 was pandemic. But we’d be willing to bet that one of next year’s words will be immunity. Immunity will end the pandemic — getting us back to work and travel. But what’s the best way to get it? Does surviving COVID-19, for example, provide it? We know vaccines do, but how long will that immunity last…
 
Do you ever hear the news and just want to scream? Maybe you're raging 10 months into the pandemic or you're just having a regular old rough day? There's a number you can dial to just yell into the void. The hotline was set up by Chris Gollmar, an elementary school teacher and an artist in New York City, in the fall, before the election. He could s…
 
One of former President Trump’s final acts in office was to grant a final slew of pardons for his allies and their connections. David Fahrenthold, a reporter for the Washington Post, has the details. This article was originally published on WBUR.org. Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.…
 
NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson joins Here & Now‘s Tonya Mosley to discuss the executive orders that President Biden will sign Thursday to boost coronavirus testing, vaccination and treatment. This article was originally published on WBUR.org. Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.…
 
Ethan Zuckerman, a professor of public policy, information and communication at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and director of the Institute for Digital Public Infrastructure, and the author of Mistrust: Why Losing Faith in Institutions Provides the Tools to Transform Them (W. W. Norton & Company, January 19, 2021), talks about the loss…
 
The top US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci addresses the WHO as the US administration under Biden prioritises its fight against Covid and joins the global vaccine plan. Also: we hear from Central American migrants as they attempt to reach the United States, and we look back at the 1980s HIV Aids pandemic in Britain.…
 
President Joe Biden signs 17 executive orders in his first hours in office. We dig into what they say, where Biden might succeed and what policies will meet resistance. Guests Barbara Perry, director of presidential studies at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center. (@BarbaraPerryUVA) Kimberly Atkins, senior opinion writer for the Boston Globe.…
 
Back in April, COVID-19 hit the city of Manaus, Brazil, extremely hard. In fact, the outbreak there was arguably the worst in the world. One study, published in the journal Science, estimated that so many people were infected that the city could have reached herd immunity — that the outbreak there slowed down because up to 76% of the population had…
 
Episode 3 takes you on a walking tour of Albany's stunning State Street, highlighting Capital Walls and Open Gallery public art exhibits along the way. Narrator Maeve McEneny of Discover Albany regales you with tales of Albany's historic characters, celebrations, and... cats. Artist Cara Hanley tells the story behind her Capital Walls mural, "Illum…
 
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