Politics Monday: Tamara Keith And Amy Walter On The Infrastructure Bill

NPR’s Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest political news, including President Biden’s bipartisanship style, his infrastructure package, and divisions within the Republican party.

Healthcare: Older Adults Prefer Convenience Over Reputation In Physicians

A new study by a team from the University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation shows that adults over age 50 place more importance on convenience-related factors, rather than reputation, when choosing a doctor.

The study, based on data from IHPI’s National Poll on Healthy Aging supported by AARP and Michigan Medicine, still shows that online ratings and reviews of physicians play an important role, and should receive attention from providers and policymakers.

Dr. Jeffrey Kullgren, a U-M primary care physician and lead author of the study, describes the findings.

Colorado Views: ‘The Red Barn’ – Carbondale (Video)

Framed by picturesque vistas and crowned by Mt Sopris, this one-of-a-kind 37.5-acre horse property defies expectations. Nestled along old pines and Aspens, the estate features a 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath, 3400 sq. ft home, large outdoor arena, and a magnificent heated barn that you have to see to believe. Floor-to-ceiling windows wrap around the primary residence and the ample living space is perfectly designed to make the most of the captivating views.

Anaylysis: The Cargo Ship Bottleneck In L.A. (Video)

An average of 30 container ships a day have been stuck outside the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach just waiting to deliver their goods. The backlog is part of a global supply-chain mess spurred by the pandemic that means consumers could see delivery delays for weeks. Photo Composite: Adam Falk/The Wall Street Journal

Aerial Travel: ‘Hanoi – Capital Of Vietnam’ (4K)

Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is known for its centuries-old architecture and a rich culture with Southeast Asian, Chinese and French influences. At its heart is the chaotic Old Quarter, where the narrow streets are roughly arranged by trade. There are many little temples, including Bach Ma, honoring a legendary horse, plus Đồng Xuân Market, selling household goods and street food. 

French Views: Auvergne’s Volcanic Ensemble (Video)

Located in central #France​, the Regional Natural Park of the #Auvergne​, with its 400,000 hectares, is the largest volcanic ensemble in Europe. In July 2018, #UNESCO​ listed the Chaîne des Puys mountains range as a world heritage site. Since then, a whole population has been striving to preserve this priceless heritage. We meet the park wardens studying the minute creatures of these open spaces and the craftsmen producing enamelled lava from the dormant volcanoes.

Auvergne is a historical region in central France, and is now part of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. The mostly rural, mountainous area is popular for hiking and skiing, with vast forests and dormant volcanoes such as Puy de Dôme. An abundance of natural hot springs has spawned spa towns such as Vichy, known for its mineral water. Clermont-Ferrand is a busy university city with a stately Romanesque church, Notre-Dame du Port. 

NASA Goddard: ‘A Field Guide To Black Holes’

If you’re looking to find some black holes, it’s always helpful to know exactly what you’re looking for!

To get started on your black hole hunt, first watch this handy video to learn the basics about these strange cosmic objects.

Music: “Perfect Little Monsters” from Universal Production Music Video credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Chris Smith (USRA): Lead Producer Chris Smith (USRA): Lead Animator Chris Smith (USRA): Lead Writer Jeanette Kazmierczak (University of Maryland College Park): Lead Science Writer Scott Noble (NASA/GSFC): Scientist John G. Baker (NASA/GSFC): Scientist Bernard J. Kelly (UMBC): Scientist

Spring Views: ‘Wisteria In Bloom’ – Tokyo, Japan (4K)

Date taken: April 11, 2021

The city’s wisteria blossoms will bloom earlier than usual this year.

MAP:TOKYO 東京 0:00​ Opening 0:31​ Bisyamonten Zenkokuji Temple https://bit.ly/3d8HeDp2:05​ Hie Jinja https://bit.ly/32cajY94:43​ Funabashiya Kameidotenjinmae. https://bit.ly/3s71byQ6:11​ Kameido Tenjin Shrine https://bit.ly/323uBmX12:56​ Tokyo Big Sight https://bit.ly/3s4Lfgh

Tilt-Shift Travel: Moldova -Eastern Europe (Video)

Moldova is supposedly the least visited country in Europe and the second poorest country in Europe. While this might not sound very inviting to most people, I found this country to become my favorite destination on my pre-pandemic East Europe trip. The people are lovely, landscapes are beautiful, there is lots of interesting history and architecture and i had the best Pelmeni and Borscht ever there…

Moldova is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe. It is bordered by Romania to the west and Ukraine to the north, east, and south. This film was shot in Țipova, Orhei Vechi, Soroca, Bendery Fortress in Transnistria (did not get enough footage for a separate Transnistria episode, so these clips ended up here:) and the capital city Chișinău.

Chapters: 00:00​​ Țipova 00:26​​ Rocky Monastery, Țipova 00:42​​ Orhei Vechi Monastery 00:55​​ Orhei Vechi 01:26​​ Cascada Țîpova 01:32​​ Soroca Fortress 01:41​​ Soroca 01:50​​ Candle monument Soroca 01:54​​ Soroca 02:02​ Somewhere on the road 02:06​​ Bendery Fortress, Transnistria 02:15​​ Chișinău 02:36​​ Chișinău Circus 02:40​​ Cathedral Park, Chișinău 02:44​ Memorial Complex “Eternity”, Chișinău 02:48​​ Gates of the City, Chișinău