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The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago is a leading research center for the ancient Middle East. The museum houses some 350,000 artifacts — around 5,000 of which are on display — excavated mainly by OI archaeologists. Founded in 1919, at a time when the Middle East was called the Orient, the OI has pioneered innovative excavations and comprehensive dictionary projects that chronicle ancient civilizations. The Oriental Institute Museum aims to understand, reveal, and protect anci ...
 
The Black Boys and Men: Changing the Narrative podcast series brings together thought leaders to analyze stereotypes and dispel myths concerning Black boys and men, to explore their strengths and achievements, and to discuss the many ways in which all of us can support their progress and well-being. SEASON 2 OUT NOW • JANUARY 20, 2020 For the second season of Black Boys and Men: Changing the Narrative, we took the podcast on the road, from Little Rock to Chicago to Philly and back to NYC. Ho ...
 
History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria is the masterwork of one of the fathers of modern egyptology. This work, in twelve volumes, was translated from the French original, “Histoire ancienne des peuples de l’Orient classique” and published in 1903-1904. Maspero was a largely self-taught master of hieroglyphic translation. In November 1880, he was placed at the head of a French archeological mission, which developed later into the Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale. M ...
 
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In the Wake of the Phoenicians: Makers of the MediterraneanPresented by David Schloen, OIFrom olive oil to the alphabet, the Phoenicians left a lasting mark on the Mediterranean. The OI's David Schloen guides us through exciting new research into this ancient civilization and anticipates future excavations of Phoenician colonies in coastal Spain.In…
 
Singleton discusses how we the public should regard the most recent, large scale randomized controlled study on mask protection and the surge in positive cases. Is it a factor of widespread testing creating more false positive results? And was it smart for the FDA to require a prescription for the first ever at-home rapid test for COVID. Will the r…
 
Uncovering History Episode 11Who Is Medjed?Ilaria CariddiAn obscure Egyptian deity has exploded into Japan's popular culture. Who is this mysterious marshmallow? And why is it becoming more popular than Isis and Osiris?The OI's Steven Townshend sits down with Ilaria Cariddi, research fellow at the University of Florence, to try and make sense of th…
 
Christina Herrin, government relations manager of health policy, interviews AnneMarie Schieber, research fellow and managing editor of Health Care News, Heartland's monthly newspaper for health care reform. The discussion revolves around COVID-19 lockdowns, potential vaccines, and upcoming federal hearings for early at home COVID treatment. Watch t…
 
In early October, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s executive orders were in violation of the state’s constitution and ordered her to stop. The governor is restricting rights using the state’s public health code. Attorneys David Kallman and Erin Mersino say the code does not allow the interference with private business pr…
 
Rebekah Bernard joins the show to discuss her book Patients at Risk: The Rise of the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant in Health Care. Bernard examines the death of a patient who died after a misdiagnosis by a mid-level practitioner at a multi-billion-dollar health care facility. More and more, health care operations are relying on provide…
 
Truth or Consequences: The Public Display of Things from the Holy LandPresented by Morag M. Kersel, DePaul UniversityWhen museums place items on display they take on multiple roles as custodians of sacred relics, shapers of public interpretation, fiduciary institutions, and educational establishments. The public counts on the museum to tell the tru…
 
On October 2, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled Gov. Whitmer’s use of two statutes to lockdown the state in response to COVID-19 has been unconstitutional. The justices stated that Whitmer need the approval of the legislature to enact the statutes beyond April. But the orders are still in effect under the state’s public health code. Michael Van Beek…
 
President Donald Trump officially has COVID-19. The First Lady and a number of his staff were also infected. President Trump was admitted into the hospital one day after the announcement and released three days later. Dr. Jane Orient talks about the course of these events, what has been a surprise and some of the possible reasons behind his care. D…
 
The United States is ranked 11th highest in the world for COVID-19 deaths. Why? What are developing countries doing that the U.S. is not? Dr. Elizabeth Vliet discusses a number of factors, most notably, the stubbornness of the medical establishment and government regulators against hydroxychloroquine. Vliet discusses how COVID patients with the rig…
 
Christina Herrin, government relations manager of health policy, interviews Amber Freed, mother, activist, and founder of SLC6A1 Connect. The prevalence of rare diseases in the U.S. is growing. Nearly 1 out of 10 Americans suffer from a rare disease. For the Freed family and Maxwell her son, time is of the essence to find a cure for SLC6A1. The dis…
 
Uncovering History Episode 10Plague Prayers of the Ancient Hittites Part 2Theo van den HoutEarly in the 14th Century BCE, the Hittites faced a twenty year plague. How did these ancient Anatolians deal with pandemics? While the methods may be different, not much has changed.Join Theo van den Hout, the Arthur and Joanne Rasmussen Professor of Anatoli…
 
Jane Orient, M.D. explains that there is probably a simple explanation for the rise in cases after mask mandates, but universal mask mandates do present some risks. Orient explains the concern about sick people re-infecting themselves while wearing a mask, how masks are causing headaches and perhaps fatal consequences for individuals engaged in str…
 
Christina Herrin, director of Free to Choose Medicine, interviews Meryl Nass, M.D. on COVID-19 related treatments and government red tape limiting options for patients. Patients and doctors deserve the right to make decisions about health care without big brother in the exam room. Dr. Nass points to the barriers preventing proper patient treatment …
 
Scott Brooks, Tyson Foods senior vice president of Food Safety and Quality Assurance, and Dr. Daniel Castillo, chief medical officer at Matrix Medical Network, discuss the use of data science to stay ahead of the COVID-19. The two explain how the program will work, the team Tyson has hired to support the program, whether such a program has been use…
 
Health Care News Managing Editor AnneMarie Schieber and guest Elaine Parker Parker discuss the content on FlattenTheFear.com, why it was launched, and why it focuses particularly on reopening schools. The podcast also discusses other pandemic related fears facing small business: lawsuits -- where they are coming from, and whether business owners ca…
 
Uncovering History Episode 9Plague Prayers of the Ancient HittitesTheo van den HoutEarly in the 14th Century BCE, the Hittites faced a twenty year plague. How did these ancient Anatolians deal with pandemics? While the methods may be different, not much has changed. Join Theo van den Hout, the Arthur and Joanne Rasmussen Professor of Anatolian Lang…
 
The guest was incorrectly identified in the beginning as Edwin Haas. The correct name is Erwin Haas. Our apologies. Erwin Haas joins the show to discuss why four percent of confirmed COVID tests could be false positives. Four percent is a conservative estimate for diagnostic tests and even at that, as many as two million are led to believe they hav…
 
Uncovering History Episode 8Searching the Hittite SkiesEmily SmithPhD student in Hittitology, OIJust in time for summer stargazing, Emily Smith joins Steven Townshend for a discussion on comets, eclipses, and other celestial occurrences in the ancient skies.To support this and all of our research, become a member of the Oriental Institute. To explo…
 
Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) has been used safely for nearly 70 years in the treatment of malaria and auto-immune disorders. It had been sold over the counter in France and was added to table salt to help control malaria in parts of southeast Asia. The Food and Drug Administration has sent the medical providers mixed messages about the use of the drug …
 
As COVID-19 continues to surge across the population, many Americans are finding they lack the right to try medicines that could potentially save their lives. Kris Held, M.D. joins the show to discuss why patients deserve the opportunity to take medicines that can save their lives. Specifically, Held discusses hydroxychloroquine and all the benefit…
 
Rich or poor, nearly 60 percent of care in nursing homes is paid by taxpayers under Medicaid. This has led to crowded, poorly staff situations that made it easy for an invisible virus to run like wildfire. Stephen Moses describes how Medicaid has exceeded its mission in paying for long term care for the medically needy or those with little to no in…
 
Free to Choose Medicine Director Christina Herrin interviews Mike Henson, ALS Patient and advocate. Henson describes his journey dealing with ALS and all the ways the system is letting him down. He says patients are ready for expanded access now! For more, check out: FDA guidance: https://www.fda.gov/regulatory-information/search-fda-guidance-docum…
 
Using artificial intelligence and public data from Johns Hopkins University, Christopher Matler’s company, COVEX 2020, predicts COVID-19 infection rates will climb 8.22 percent in Chicago on June 23 based on recent street protests. Los Angeles will have the second largest spike on that day of 8.46 percent. Fresh off massive public lockdowns, thousa…
 
Uncovering History Episode 7Awakening the Dead for Love Part 2 | Robert Ritner, Rowe Professor of Egyptology, and Foy Scalf, OIIn this episode Steven talks from home with Robert Ritner, the Rowe Professor of Egyptology, OI, and Foy Scalf, head of the OI research archives to continue the conversation about their recently published, and unique, eroti…
 
Health care professionals go through a great deal of time, money and education to get licenses to practice, but every state has its own rules. The pandemic made it very apparent how this conventional system makes it difficult to get health care professionals to where they are needed most. This podcast discusses some model legislation and how one st…
 
Victoria Eardley talks about The Foundation for Government Accountability's new report, “Medicaid Tidal Wave,” which provides projections on how much individual states can expect to pay for this new Medicaid enrollment. The program also discusses the traditional role of Medicaid, how expansion jeopardizes care to the disabled and needy, how Medicai…
 
With COVID-19, virtual visits have exploded, but there is just so much a physician can do by phone or computer screen. That prompted Dr. Samir Qamar to develop the Medwand, a device which can listen to the heart, measure heart rate and conduct an EKG, listen to the lungs and measure respiratory rate, measure blood oxygen levels, take the patient’s …
 
Many radical environmentalists have called humans a cancer on the earth and have publicly longed for something to wipe humanity out or at lease substantially reduce human population. These people believe the Coronavirus is environmental justice at work. However, even when environmentalists don't actively wish people harm, the policies they propose,…
 
States and some policy experts are considering plans to spend millions of dollars to trace contacts of people testing positive for the coronavirus. While this seems like a responsible and harmless step and something more desirable than mass shutdowns, does the public grasp the privacy and constitutional ramifications? Twila Brase discusses who woul…
 
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