Political News: Shields & Brooks On The Covid-19 Vaccine Debate (PBS Video)

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including President Trump’s vaccine rhetoric, the administration’s political manipulation of science, Joe Biden’s campaign message for working-class voters and Trump’s approach to U.S. history education.

Cocktails With A Curator: Beechey’s ‘Elizabeth Sophia Baillie’ (Video)

In this week’s episode of “Cocktails with a Curator,” Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon enjoys a Great Maiden’s Blush cocktail while discussing a 1795 portrait of Elizabeth Sophia Baillie (née de Vismes) by Sir William Beechey. A work of mysterious origin—and thought for a century to be by the English portraitist John Hoppner—it was only recently attributed to Beechey by Eloise Owens during her time as a curatorial assistant at the Frick.

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Top Home Design Videos: ‘Tear Of God’ In Crete (WSJ)

For his home on Crete, Greece’s largest island, George Kalykakis wanted something unique. He got a sculptural structure, nicknamed the “Tear of God,” designed to keep the harsh sun in check through a series of cuts. Kalykakis gives us a tour.

New Travel Videos: Italy’s “Terrazza Delle Dolomiti”

Visitors who take the cable car from the Pass to an altitude of 2950 metres, or via path 627, reach a natural terrace with a 360 degree view over the most beautiful summits in the Dolomites: Conca d’Ampezzo, Pale di San Martino, Marmolada and Sassolungo up to the Ortles Group, Cevedale and the Swiss and Austrian Alps.

This spectacular terrace, which gives the Pass its other name of ‘Terrazza delle Dolomiti’, is also home to the Rifugio Maria, which also offers a panoramic terrace.

Travel Videos: “Vernazza – Cinque Terre, Italy” (2020)

Vernazza Italy is one of the 5 centuries-old villages that make up the Cinque Terre on Northwest Italy’s rugged Ligurian coast. Vernazza Italy has colorful houses surrounded by Vernazza’s small marina. Vernazza’s Doria Castle, Clinging to the rocks, Doria Castle is a medieval defensive structure with a cylindrical tower. The Belforte bastion is just below it. Top views in the Vernazza, Cinque Terre Italy in 4K includes aerial of Vernazza in Cinque Terre Italy. Vernazza, Liguria, Italy. View of the marina: in the tilt footage we see the boats moored and the main square of the village where the colorful houses overlook. Vernazza, Liguria, Italy. View on the main street of the seaside village: the houses with colored facades line the street, people walking, tilt movement.

Health: “The Science Of The Sun And Skin Cancer”

Melanoma may account for a small percentage of skin cancers, yet it causes an estimated 75 to 80 percent of skin cancer deaths. Caught early, it has a 99 percent five-year survival rate, but if it slips patients’ and clinicians’ notice, digs deeper into the skin and spreads beyond the lymph nodes, that rate can drop to 25 percent, according to the National Cancer Institute. The ACS predicts there will be 6,850 deaths in the United States from melanoma this year.

Although more skin pigment provides more protection, melanin itself has a sun protection factor, or SPF, of less than 5, says Fisher, suggesting that it functions physiologically as more than mere sunblock. He and others have clarified how different types of melanin raise or lower melanoma risk, and they’ve shown that any minimal benefit provided by tanning, such as the production of vitamin D, doesn’t outweigh the DNA damage caused by UV exposure.

Skin cancers are far and away the most common cancers in the United States. Basal and squamous cell carcinomas make up the vast majority, with somewhere between 1 million and 5.4 million new instances diagnosed each year. However, because these two malignancies don’t have to be reported to cancer registries, precise numbers aren’t known: The cancer officially ranked as the most common in this country is breast cancer, with 270,000 new cases each year. Melanoma is ranked fifth, with about 100,000 new diagnoses expected in 2020, reports the American Cancer Society (ACS).

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Morning News Podcast: Reassessing Forests And Fires, College Reopenings

Nearly 3.5 million acres of land have burned in California, making this the largest wildfire season recorded in the state’s history – and it’s only September. Fires are still raging up the entire west coast, air quality remains unhealthy, and entire forests have been decimated.

Our relationship with forests and fire is changing and will play a big role in how forests evolve.

  • Plus, how colleges are reopening without a surge in infections.
  • And, with the start of the Jewish New Year, synagogue High Holy Day services are going virtual.

Guests: Axios’ Bryan Walsh, Alison Snyder, and Erica Pandey and Benjy Renton, senior at Middlebury College.