Politics Monday: Tamara Keith And Amy Walter On Trump Speech, Covid Relief

NPR’s Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Amna Nawaz to discuss the latest political news, including President Biden’s immigration policies, the debate over COVID relief in the Senate, and former President Donald Trump’s appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference and his future in the Republican Party.

Covid-19: ‘Intranasal Vaccines’ Might Be More Effective Than Needles

From Scientific American (March 1, 2021):

Enter the intranasal vaccine, which abandons the needle and syringe for a spray container that looks more like a nasal decongestant. With a quick spritz up the nose, intranasal vaccines are designed to bolster immune defenses in the mucosa, triggering production of an antibody known as immunoglobulin A, which can block infection. This overwhelming response, called sterilizing immunity, reduces the chance that people will pass on the virus.

The development of highly effective COVID vaccines in less than a year is an extraordinary triumph of science. But several coronavirus variants have emerged that could at least partly evade the immune response induced by the vaccines. These variants should serve as a warning against complacency—and encourage us to explore a different type of vaccination, delivered as a spray in the nose. Intranasal vaccines could provide an additional degree of protection, and help reduce the spread of the virus.

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International Art: ‘Apollo Magazine – March 2021’

FEATURES | Stephen Patience explores the glamourous world of Noël Coward; Gillian Wearing interviewed by Martin HerbertDaisy Hildyard on the beasts of Francis Bacon; Kirsten Tambling on Queen Mary’s contributions to the Royal Collection; Phillip Prodger considers the merits of colourising early photographs and film

REVIEWS | Linda Wolk-Simon on a new look for the Met’s Old Masters; Mark Pimlott on a survey of post-war museum design in Rotterdam; Morgan Falconer on Soviet ad men at MoMA; Peter Parker on 18th-century paintings of Udaipur; David Ekserdjian on five centuries of Raphael; Tanya Harrod on the letter-cutting of Ralph Beyer; Thomas Marks watches the Uffizi’s new cooking show
 
MARKET | Susan Moore previews March sales in London and New York and looks back at the winter season; Emma Crichton-Miller on collecting Judaica; Jo Lawson-Tancred on Art Dubai and other events not to miss
 
PLUS | Ed Vaizey and Charlotte Higgins on whether the government should be doing more for the arts; Sophie Barling visits the tent-tomb of Richard and Isabel BurtonTimothy Brittain-Catlin on Louis Kahn’s concrete castles; Dora Thornton on the golden age of brooch design; Robert O’Byrne on Georgian waxworks

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Aerial Views: ‘Dominican Republic’ (8K UHD Video)

The Dominican Republic is a Caribbean nation that shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti to the west. It’s known for its beaches, resorts and golfing. Its terrain comprises rainforest, savannah and highlands, including Pico Duarte, the Caribbean’s tallest mountain. Capital city Santo Domingo has Spanish landmarks like the Gothic Catedral Primada de America dating back 5 centuries in its Zona Colonial district. 

Documentaries: Behind The Scenes Of ‘Hemingway’

Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein give us a behind-the-scenes look at the production of Hemingway. We explore where Ernest Hemingway lived and traveled as the team visits his home in Cuba, learn about his writing process through manuscripts housed at the JFK Library, and the impact of fame on his art. Hemingway from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick premieres April 5, 2021 on PBS.

Travel Guide: Diving & Exploring In ‘Bermuda’

Explore the rich history and culture that Bermuda has to offer with Bermuda local, Weldon Wade. From diving in the ocean blue with Guardians of The Reef and snorkeling at John Smith’s Bay, to experiencing the pink sand at Jobson’s Code and the delicious seafood at Wahoo’s Bistro and Patio – there is so much to see and experience at this beautiful destination.

Video timeline: 0:00​ Introduction 0:29​ About Weldon Wade 1:27​ Snorkeling at John Smith’s Bay 2:12​ Visit Jobson’s Code 2:44​ Eat at Wahoo’s Bistro and Patio 3:43​ Diving with Guardians of The Reef 4:47​ Shipwrecks along Bermuda’s South Shore 6:56​ Conclusion

Bermuda is a British island territory in the North Atlantic Ocean known for its pink-sand beaches such as Elbow Beach and Horseshoe Bay. Its massive Royal Naval Dockyard complex combines modern attractions like the interactive Dolphin Quest with maritime history at the National Museum of Bermuda. The island has a distinctive blend of British and American culture, which can be found in the capital, Hamilton.

Timelapse Views: ‘Skyglow – Wet Mountain Valley’ In Colorado (Video)

Imagine if you could see the Milky Way from your front porch? If you live in the Wet Mountain Valley of Colorado, you can. The valley is home to Westcliffe and Silver Cliff International Dark-Sky Association Dark Sky Communities, where night sky quality is shielded from excessive light pollution through various measures taken by the citizens and the local authorities. While Wet Mountain Valley is known for the spectacular snowy mountains many visit during the day, the views are even more stunning at night.

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Morning News Podcast: J&J Vaccine Approval, New York Governor Cuomo

What will the approval of the J&J vaccine mean for the immunization effort, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo responds to sex-harassment claims, and a troop made up of homeless girls is on a mission to sell Girl Scout cookies in all 50 states.