Tag Archives: United States

World News: Joe Biden, Coronavirus Waves & Putin’s Russia (Economist)

The Economist Editor's PicksA selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, Joe Biden: Retro or radical? (9:34), the world is not experiencing a second wave of covid-19—it never got over the first (15:25), and a phoney referendum shows that Putin’s legitimacy is fading.

TOP TRAVEL VIDEOS: “AERIAL AMERICA – NEW HAMPSHIRE” (SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL)

Soar over the most independent-minded state in the Union: New Hampshire. Amid its mountains, rivers, and colonial villages exists a community of people who take their motto of “Live free or die” to heart. From an infamous poet who favored the road less traveled, to the founders of both the industrial and fast food revolutions, this state is brimming with free thinkers. Discover the sights and stories of the Granite State, from Concord to White Mountain State Park and beyond.

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TOP TRAVEL VIDEOS: “AERIAL AMERICA – NEBRASKA” (SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL)

Nebraska: Soar above this agricultural powerhouse as we explore the Cornhusker State’s vast farms, towering spires, desolate badlands, and gleaming cities. We also celebrate Johnny Carson, Warren Buffet, Carhenge, the College World Series, and other great figures, landmarks, and pastimes that call Nebraska home.

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New Landscape Videos: “Eight Great Gardens Of The World” (Nowness)

Do you love plants and all things to do with gardens? In our #GreatGardens series, we revisit our top eight episodes which feature the planet’s wildest sub-tropical landscapes and quintessential rural retreats.

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).

TOP TRAVEL VIDEOS: “AERIAL AMERICA – MICHIGAN” (SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL)

Named after the Native American term for “big lake,” Michigan is defined not only by the Great Lakes that shape it, but how its residents shaped America. Discover its diverse history and its visionaries who built empires, started unions, and helped win a World War.

TOP NEW TRAVEL VIDEOS: “AERIAL AMERICA – KANSAS” (SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL)

There’s more to Kansas than its wide-open spaces and endless skies might indicate. From aviation pioneers to civil rights heroes fought back. and from Laura Ingalls Wilder documenting life on the prairie and a fictional young girl dreaming of a life “Over the Rainbow”, enjoy this soaring tour through the Sunflower State.

From the Series: Aerial America: Kansas https://bitly.com/2vXnKyU

TOP NEW TRAVEL VIDEOS: “AERIAL AMERICA – IOWA” (SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL)

 

Soar beyond Iowa’s crops, towering silos, and old farmhouses to discover a state where promise stretches as far as its endless skies. This aerial tour celebrates such landmarks as the covered bridges of Madison County and John Wayne’s birthplace.

From the Series: Aerial America: Iowa https://bitly.com/2UIL6AP