Political News: ‘Brooks & Capehart’ On Biden’s Infrastructure Plan

New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including President Biden’s infrastructure plan, the pace of COVID-19 vaccinations amid spikes in infections, and Major League Baseball’s reaction to Georgia’s new voting law.

Lake Views: ‘Lodore Falls Hotel At Derwentwater’ – Cumbria, England (Video)

Derwentwater, or Derwent Water, is one of the principal bodies of water in the Lake District National Park in north west England. It lies wholly within the Borough of Allerdale, in the county of Cumbria. The lake occupies part of Borrowdale and lies immediately south of the town of Keswick.

Overlooking picturesque Lake Derwentwater, the 4-star Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa is set in 40 acres of tranquil land with a waterfall and a lakeshore.

Science Podcast: Museum Collections & Pandemics, Mice That Hallucinate

Podcast Producer Meagan Cantwell talks with Pamela Soltis, a professor and curator with the Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida and the director of the University of Florida Biodiversity Institute, about how natural collections at museums can be a valuable resource for understanding future disease outbreaks.

Read the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report Biological Collections: Ensuring Critical Research and Education for the 21st Century. This segment is part of our coverage of the 2021 AAAS Annual Meeting.

Also on this week’s show, Katharina Schmack, a research associate at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, joins producer Joel Goldberg to talk about giving mice a quiz that makes them hallucinate. Observing the mice in this state helps researchers make connections between dopamine, hallucinations, and mental illness.

Top Camper Vans: ‘The Den’ 2021 Yama Sprinter (Video)

Welcome to The Den! This 4×4 144WB Mercedes Sprinter van conversion features all the essentials needed for comfortable, off-grid living. This versatile layout includes a convertible murphy bed and standing desk set-up, over 11 feet of counter-space and the Yama Vans Signature CUBE wetroom.

This layout was configured to maximize the useable living space within the van while allowing it to remain open and inviting. The Den’s exterior set-up finds the perfect balance between off-grid, off-road capability with a clean and seamless finish. The Den provides cozy, comfortable living, but is ready to withstand even the wildest adventures.

Video Timeline: 0:00​ Welcome To The Den 1:05​ Living Space 1:53​ Kitchen 2:47​ The Finishings 3:34​ Sleeping & Workspace 4:27​ CUBE wetroom 5:49​ The Tech 6:55​ Climate Control 7:21​ Exterior Gear

Yama Vans is a premium sprinter van upfitter located in Calgary AB, the basecamp to the Canadian Rockies. Yama Vans are crafted using the highest quality, functional materials to ensure longevity and durability of your van. At Yama, our designers are committed to creating van conversions that are not only practical and functional, but also uphold an unmatched industry design standard.

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French History: ‘The Paris Commune’ Of 1871 (Video)

This week we’re up on the hill of Montmartre, as we put the focus on a little-known, yet defining chapter of French history: the Paris Commune. Walking around the picturesque area today, there’s little trace of the chaotic and deadly scenes that played out here just 150 years ago: a brutal civil war that came hot on the heels of a deadly Prussian siege. We look back at the Paris Commune and explore its legacy today. We also hear from historian Ludivine Bantigny.

The Paris Commune was a revolutionary socialist government that controlled Paris from 18 March to 28 May 1871. During the events of the Franco-Prussian War, Paris had been defended by the National Guard, where working class radicalism grew among soldiers.

Astronomy: ‘Skywatching Tips’ – April 2021 (Video)

What are some skywatching highlights in April 2021? Look for the rosy arch known as the Belt of Venus at sunset, then find the constellation Leo overhead on April evenings. Also, check out Jupiter and Saturn with the Moon on April 6. Additional information about topics covered in this episode of What’s Up, along with still images from the video, and the video transcript, are available at https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/whats-up…

Texas Food: Dry-Rub, Pit Smoked Barbecue (Video)

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Walking Tours: Lipari – Aeolian Islands, Italy

Lipari is the largest, busiest and most accessible of the Aeolian Islands. The main focus is Lipari Town, the archipelago’s principal transport hub and the nearest thing that islanders have to a capital city. A busy little port with a pretty, pastel-coloured seafront and plenty of accommodation, it makes the most convenient base for island-hopping.

Away from the town, Lipari reveals a rugged and typically Mediterranean landscape of low-lying macchia (dense Mediterranean shrubbery), silent, windswept highlands, precipitous cliffs and dreamy blue waters. The Museum of Lipari: The museum complex is situated upon the Neolithic rock of the “ Castello” of Lipari, a kind of a natural fortress, used by populations settled down on the island to defend themselves from attacks and invasions. The museum is the evidence of all the cultures and populations which have settled the territory.

It is possible to admire the Bronze Era huts, on the overlapped levels, and exactly four of them; some of the Greek-Roman buildings and the urban plant of the 2nd B.C. The museum of Lipari, one of the principal historical and cultural attractions of the island, is divided into six large areas, which are: the pre-historic section, the epigraphic section, the classic section, the section of the minor islands, the volcanologic section, and the paleontological section.