Political News: “Shields & Brooks” On Latest In Washington (PBS Video)

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including a legislative stalemate over a new coronavirus relief package, the politics of the pandemic economy for President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, the value of party conventions and how they are coping with our national crisis.

Cocktails with a Curator: “Bertoldo’s Shieldbearer”

In this week’s episode of “Cocktails with a Curator,” join Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon in sipping on a refreshing Daiquiri as he unravels the mystery behind one of the Frick’s exquisite bronze sculptures, “Shield Bearer” by Bertoldo di Giovanni. Together with Xavier, decode details of the work that may point to the identity of the figure portrayed.
To view this object in detail, please visit our website: https://collections.frick.org/objects/41

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Podcast Interviews: 57-Year Old German Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter

Monocle 24 - The Big Interview PodcastViolinist Anne-Sophie Mutter is one of the world’s pre-eminent classical soloists. For 40 years the German performer has collaborated with distinguished composers and musicians, winning numerous awards. She talks to Monocle’s Robert Bound about Beethoven, her Stradivarius and sending biscuits to John Williams.
 

Anne-Sophie Mutter (born 29 June 1963) is a German violinist. She was supported early in her career by Herbert von Karajan, and has had several works composed especially for her, by Sebastian Currier, Henri Dutilleux, Sofia Gubaidulina, Witold Lutosławski, Norbert Moret, Krzysztof Penderecki, André Previn, Wolfgang Rihm, John Williams and others.

Top New Travel Videos: Top Ten Places To Visit In The “United Kingdom” (2020)

The UK is one of the most enchanting regions in the world. From the magical Isle of Skye to the white cliffs of the Jurassic Coast, the United Kingdom has so much to offer. I’ve traveled to the UK more than any other destination and I want to show you my favorite places!

Cities & Nature Video: The “Alotment Gardens” Of Copenhagen, Denmark

The concept of kolonihave, a blissful combination of an allotment and a summer house, has shaped Danish cities since the late 17th century. Today, avid growers convene in these colonies to find a peaceful place to commune with nature as well as a community of diverse characters.

Future Of Homebuilding: “Mighty Buildings” 3D-Printed Prefab ADU’s (2020)

From an Oakland warehouse, startup company Mighty Buildings constructs prefab homes with their Big-G Printer, a 20-foot-tall 3D printer that, at speeds of 120 millimeters per second, can print a 350-square-foot studio in less than 24 hours. The homes are made of Light Stone, a thermoset composite material that hardens when exposed to UV light.

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Instead of 3D printing sections of each home for on-site assembly, the machine maximizes cost savings by printing the home’s entire structural shell—thus automating the building process by up to 80% with cost savings of 20% to 30% compared to traditional prefab methods.

Exterior Details:

  • Long lasting PVC roofing
  • Andersen windows & doors
  • Classic fiber cement siding enhancements

Bathroom and Kitchen Details:

  • Designer selected plumbing fixtures
  • Designer selected ceramic tile in shower
  • Elegant mirrored medicine cabinet
  • Cooktop, oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, washer & dryer
  • Custom cabinetry
  • Quartz countertops
  • Vanity in bathroom

Energy Efficiency Features:

  • Water efficient plumbing fixtures
  • Smoke and carbon monoxide detector
  • Programmable thermostat
  • Mini split HVAC system
  • Tankless water heater
  • LED lighting

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Top New Science Podcasts: Pluto’s Dark Side Yields Dwarf Planet’s Secrets

Nature PodcastsIn 2015, after a nine-and-a-half-year journey, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft raced past Pluto, beaming images of the dwarf planet back to Earth.

Five years after the mission, researchers are poring over images of Pluto’s far-side, which was shrouded in shadow during New Horizon’s flypast. They hope that these images will help give a better understanding of how Pluto was born and even whether a hidden ocean resides beneath the world’s icy crust.

This is an audio version of our feature: Pluto’s dark side spills its secrets — including hints of a hidden ocean

Travel & Conservation: “Bound By The River – Colorado River” (Video)

Filmed and Edited by: Vital Films

For more than 80 years, the Colorado River District has been working to safeguard Western Colorado’s water resources for agriculture, recreation, industry and the environment.

From the Continental Divide to the Utah border, the Colorado River District serves more than 500,000 West Slope citizens and covers approximately 29,000 square miles – nearly one-third of the state’s total land mass.

Approximately 70% of the Colorado River’s natural flow originates on Colorado’s Western Slope.

Visit ColoradoRiverDistrict.org to learn more.

Video Interviews: “The Biological Universe” Author Wallace Arthur

Wallace Arthur
Wallace Arthur

Are we alone in the Universe, or are there other life-forms ‘out there’? Recent discoveries of planets beyond the solar system (more than 4000 of them) suggest that the question is not ‘whether?’ but ‘where?’. This book enables general readers to understand current endeavours to answer this question and the related one of ‘what kind?’

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Wallace Arthur is an evolutionary biologist and science writer. He is Emeritus Professor of Zoology at the National University of Ireland, Galway. His most recent book is The Biological Universe: Life in the Milky Way and Beyond, published by Cambridge University Press in 2020.

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