Tag Archives: April 2020

Coronavirus: “Why The U.S. Still Doesn’t Have Enough Tests” (WSJ Podcast)

The Journal WSJ PodcastsTo reopen the economy safely, experts estimate the U.S. will need to administer millions of tests every month.

 WSJ’s Christopher Weaver and Rebecca Ballhaus explain why we are so far from the number of tests needed.

Environment: “NASA Looks Back At 50 Years Of Earth Day” – April 22, 2020 (Video)

It’s been five decades since Apollo 8 astronaut William Anders photographed Earth peaking over the Moon’s horizon. The iconic image, dubbed Earthrise, inspired a new appreciation of the fragility of our place in the universe. Two years later, Earth Day was born to honor our home planet. As the world prepares to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, NASA reflects on how the continued growth of its fleet of Earth-observing satellites has sharpened our view of the planet’s climate, atmosphere, land, polar regions and oceans.

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Politics Monday: Tamara Keith And Amy Walter On Covid-19 Economics, 2020 Campaign Issues (PBS)

NPR’s Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Amna Nawaz to discuss the latest political news, including protests against government COVID-19 restrictions, polling on how Americans more broadly feel about reopening the economy amid a public health threat and China’s role in the 2020 campaign strategies of President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.

Lockdown: The Rolling Stones – “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” (2020)

The Rolling Stones perform “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” during One World: Together At Home on April 18.

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Travel & The Pandemic: “Lockdown // Edinburgh” In Scotland (April 2020)

Filmed and Directed by: Carsan Choong

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected many people’s lives all over the world. This short film is focusing solely on Edinburgh, showcasing the situation and how the daily lives in the city have been affected. Inclusion of some positivity and optimism too in this short film.

My own old stock footage as well as some aerial footage from third-party suppliers were used. New current footage were shot without flouting the lockdown rules, only done so in conjunction with essential travel.

Music: Nicholas Britell – End Credits Suite (Moonlight – OST)

Edinburgh is Scotland’s compact, hilly capital. It has a medieval Old Town and elegant Georgian New Town with gardens and neoclassical buildings. Looming over the city is Edinburgh Castle, home to Scotland’s crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny, used in the coronation of Scottish rulers. Arthur’s Seat is an imposing peak in Holyrood Park with sweeping views, and Calton Hill is topped with monuments and memorials.

Travel: Streets Of Paris Under Quarantine – April 2020 (New Yorker Videos)

Scenes from a day of weirdness in quarantine in Paris, France as Parisians socially distance to avoid spreading the coronavirus. The city’s landmarks and streets appear eerily empty while residents have taken shelter at home to curb the outbreak of COVID-19.

Politics Monday: Tamara Keith And Amy Walter On Joe Biden, Covid-19 (PBS)

NPR’s Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest political news, including Sen. Bernie Sanders’ endorsement of former Vice President Joe Biden for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, how Sanders’ politics might influence his former rival and political fallout from the Trump administration’s reaction to COVID-19.

New Aerial Travel Videos: “Serenity” Above Europe By Vadim Sherbakov (2020)

Created and Directed by: Vadim Sherbakov

“Serenity” is a non-narrative short drone film, produced with the unique camera angle, facing straight down at -90º at the wonderful texture of earth landscapes. Because of this and the subjects it captures, you can watch this film both horizontally or vertically. Here is a horizontal version, but you can see the vertical one, on my Instagram or IGTV.

The film itself is a 3 minutes blend of total tranquility and calmness that allows you to escape reality for just a short while. Shot in different places on earth such as Iceland, Norway, Spain, Portugal, Belarus and Russia, it shows the unique and gorgeous landscape at an unusual angle. So bring up the volume or put on headphones and immerse in it.

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Video Concerts: Italian Tenor Andrea Bocelli Sings In Empty Duomo Cathedral, Milan (April 12)

Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli sang in a closed Duomo Cathedral in Milan on Sunday, as a part of a “Music for Hope” event designed to bring people together during the new coronavirus outbreak.

Instead of a crowd in the pews, Bocelli’s performance was watched via livestream on his YouTube channel. Accompanied only by the cathedral’s organist Emanuele Vianello, the Italian opera singer’s set included classic songs such as “Ave Maria” and “Amazing Grace.”

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