Tag Archives: Lockdown

Morning News Podcast: Cybersecurity Official Fired, Covid-19 Lockdown

The President fires top cybersecurity official who defended integrity of election, new coronavirus restrictions in place as record 73,000 hospitalized, and runaway dog from Canada crosses border into United States.

Paris Walking Tour Video: ‘Jardin Du Luxembourg’

This video filmed during lockdown in Paris on October 31, 2020

Jardin du Luxembourg – Jardin du Luxembourg The Jardin du Luxembourg, also known in English as the Luxembourg Gardens, is located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, France. It was created beginning in 1612 by Marie de’ Medici, the widow of King Henry IV of France, for a new residence she constructed, the Luxembourg Palace. The garden today is owned by the French Senate, which meets in the Palace. It covers 23 hectares and is known for its lawns, tree-lined promenades, flowerbeds, model sailboats on its circular basin, and picturesque Medici Fountain, built in 1620. The name Luxembourg comes from the Latin Mons Lucotitius, the name of the hill where the garden is located.

New Travel Videos: Will Venice See Mass Tourism Return Post-Lockdown?

As the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival opens this Wednesday, life is slowly returning to normal in the northern Italian city, which was hard hit by the Covid-19 crisis. It’s the first time since the start of the pandemic that a major international festival is allowing the public to attend. This comes as good news for Venice, whose economy relies heavily on mass tourism, despite adverse effects on the environment and locals. Can La Serenissima steer away from this model and invent a new one? Our correspondents report.

Global News Podcast: States File More Lawsuits, Spain’s New Lockdown

NPR News NowNPR News Now discusses continued criticism of federal agents in states, Spain’s new lockdown measures and other international news.

Global: Police Violence In America, China Trade & Pushkin’s Lockdown

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week: Police violence, race and protest in America, How will China’s Belt and Road Initiative survive? (10:30) And, Alexander Pushkin’s productive lockdown (23:10).

Global News: Flattening The Climate Curve, Lifting Lockdowns & Arrest Of Africa’s Most Wanted Man

The Economist Editors Picks Podcast logoA selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, the chance to flatten the climate curve, when, why and how to lift coronavirus lockdowns (9:25) and the arrest of Africa’s most wanted man (17:25).  

 

New Travel Videos: “A City, Paused” In New York City By Soren Nielsen And Taylor Antisdel (2020)

A Film By Soren Nielsen & Taylor Antisdel

Composer: Rowan Spencer
Sound Designer: Rafal Smolen
Director of Photography: Soren Nielsen

“A City, Paused” is a personal project that Taylor Antisdel and I have been working on throughout this quarantine. It’s our attempt to portray the feeling of being in New York City over the past two months.