Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A Podcast Playlist for 6 July 2011

Reith Lectures 2011
Aung San Suu Kyi: Dissent
Aung San Suu Kyi examines what drives people to become dissidents in the second of her 2011 Reith Lectures, entitled Dissent. The Burmese pro-democracy Leader reflects on the history of her own party, the National League for Democracy and explores the meaning of opposition and dissidence. She also explains her reasons for following the path of non-violence.
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SALT - Seminars About Long Term Thinking
Peter Kareiva
Conservation in the Real World - As chief scientist of one of the most highly respected conservation organizations, The Nature Conservancy, Peter Kareiva is surprisingly radical. "Look," he says, "we're in nature. The deal is how to work with it and how to help it work for us. The better we are at ensuring that people get nature's benefits, the better we'll be at doing conservation." Through his insistence on "evidence-based conservation," he finds most ecosystems far less fragile than people think and none that can be protected as pristine, because pristine doesn't exist any more. His focus is on working the human/nature interface for maximum benefit to both.
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The Economist
Thailand's elections
Who wins Thailand's election matters less than how the loser copes with defeat
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Oxford Biographies
Diana, princess of Wales
The late Diana, Princess of Wales was born Lady Diana Frances Spencer on 1 July 1961 in Norfolk. Lady Diana Spencer married The Prince of Wales at St Paul's Cathedral in London on 29 July 1981. She died on Sunday, 31 August 1997 following a car crash in Paris.
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The Memory Palace
episode 38
(a stretch)
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