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Time 2 Love with Lydia Pellow. Lydia is your lighthouse of love, teaching, motivating and guiding you on your journey to loving.......YOURSELF! (Who else?) Call in to listen or be BRAVE, press that 1 button to comment, or ask a question. (347)989-0124
My favorite holiday movie is "It's A Wonderful Life". On the premise of the movie I will talk about why your life is more wonderful than you might realize. Time to acknowledge how we affect the people in our lives. How would their lives be different if you had never been born? It is not the material things in our lives that matter it's really is the love
Date: December 18, 2014
Host: Lydia Tesfa, PhD
Topic: Education and Development
Guest: Tegegnework Gettu, PhD
Dr. Tegegnework Gettu is United Nations Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management. Dr. Tegegnewok has had a diverse career within different UN agencies, academia, the government and private sectors.
The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism
Historian Edward E. Baptist reveals in The Half Has Never Been Told, the expansion of slavery in the first eight decades after American independence drove the evolution and modernization of the United States. In the span of a single lifetime, the South grew from a narrow coastal strip of worn-out tobacco plantations to a continental cotton empire, and the United States grew into a modern, industrial, and capitalist economy. Until the Civil War, Baptist explains, the most important American economic innovations were ways to make slavery ever more profitable. Through forced migration and torture, slave owners extracted continual increases in efficiency from enslaved African Americans. Thus the United States seized control of the world market for cotton, the key raw material of the Industrial Revolution, and became a wealthy nation with global influence.
Told through intimate slave narratives, plantation records, newspapers, and the words of politicians, entrepreneurs, and escaped slaves, The Half Has Never Been Told offers a radical new interpretation of American history. It forces readers to reckon with the violence at the root of American supremacy, but also with the survival and resistance that brought about slavery’s end—and created a culture that sustains America’s deepest dreams of freedom.
Edward E. Baptist is an Associate Professor in the Department of History and House Professor and Dean at the Carl Becker House at Cornell University.
It’s hard to find an uplifting angle on the events in Ferguson. Conservatives have drawn many familiar morals: that the media is ravenous for manufactured controversy, and will shamelessly exploit any tragedy to that end; that the Left will callously seize any opportunity to stoke racial tensions for political gain; that regrettable numbers of people prefer the satisfaction of rioting to the hard work of self-examination and community improvement.
Here is the point, in a nutshell. Minorities and impoverished Americans feel screwed by the system. They feel like pawns in the hands of a massive, incomprehensible, frighteningly invasive, and callously unfeeling bureaucratic system. This, surely, is something conservatives can understand. Middle-class conservatives are angry and frustrated because they feel screwed by “the system.” Guess what? The angry residents of Ferguson (and their sympathizers) feel the same way. We may have more common ground than we realize.
Rachel Lu has a PhD in philosophy from Cornell University and teaches at the University of St Thomas. Her non-academic work can be found in Touchstone Magazine, the Public Discourse and Crisis Magazine.
Transit Industry Careers – Getting Your Job Seekers Connected to In-Demand Jobs
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
How can workforce professionals connect their job seekers to jobs in the high-demand transit industry? What trends are driving this growth, and what skills are required to get a good job? Join Ron Painter on Tuesday, December 16 for an interview with APTA Board Member and Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Director Lydia Grose. Lydia will share insights on job growth in the transit industry and explain why engaging veterans, millennials, and even K-12 youth is critical to building the workforce pipeline as more and more baby boomers enter retirement. In this Workforce Central interview, access the tools and information you need to engage your own transit agency and get your job seekers excited about the array of careers available in this dynamic, green-friendly, fast paced industry.
Resources and Links
Transit Virtual Career Network
Get Moving: Public Transportation Occupational Guidebook (Heldrich Center)
APTA Youth Summit – June 28 – July 2, 2015
Resources for Workforce Professionals on the APTA website
What are non-traditional gifts? Do you ever think that maybe gift giving has gotten way out of hand at Christmas time? Maybe you just don't have the $$$ to purchase gifts for your family and friends? Maybe it is time to try something different?
Or maybe you already do what we will be talking about tonight or maybe you have some other suggestions. Phone us and share. Is it time to really remember the reason for the season?
Brenda, Lydia, Melody and Nina may have a few suggestions on what you could do instead.
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