Saturday, February 27, 2021

New York Nurse Erica in Conversation with President Biden

Monday, February 22, 2021

NASA’S Perseverance Rover’s First 360 View of Mars (Official)

This video shows the first 360-degree view of the landing site of NASA’s Perseverance rover on Mars, as captured by the rover’s color Navigation Cameras, or Navcams. The Navcams are on the remote sensing mast (or “head”) of the rover.  Perseverance possesses the most cameras of any Mars rover to date, with 19 on the rover. Perseverance landed on Mars’ Jezero Crater on February 18, 2021. These images were obtained on February 20, 2021. 

A key objective for Perseverance’s mission on Mars is astrobiology, including the search for signs of ancient microbial life. The rover will characterize the planet’s geology and past climate, pave the way for human exploration of the Red Planet, and be the first mission to collect and cache Martian rock and regolith.

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Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Barack and Bruce - Renegades: Born in the USA | A Spotify Original Podcast

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Catching Up with The Curator: Watch Meeting--Dec. 31st 1862--Waiting for the Hour

American painter William Tolman Carlton’s Watch Meeting—Dec. 31st 1862—Waiting for the Hour depicts a group of enslaved men, women, and children waiting for President Abraham Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation the following day. Originally placed in the Lincoln Bedroom at the White House, President Obama had it moved to the exterior of the Oval Office in 2013.

In recognition of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, White House curator Bill Allman explained the painting and shared why President Obama selected it to hang near the Oval Office:

Monday, February 08, 2021

Miley Cyrus: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. 
Introducing NPR Music's Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing 
you performances from across the country and the world. 
It's the same spirit — stripped-down sets, an intimate setting 
— just a different space.

Miley Cyrus has always understood that music is theater. 
So it's no surprise that, visiting the imaginative space 
that is the Tiny Desk, she transforms it into something 
both fantastical and true to her topsy-turvy Mileyness.

Cyrus ruled preteen hearts on the small screen before 
mastering pop stardom's big stages, and throughout 
her career she's played with sound and image 
in unexpected and even controversial ways. 
And she's never balanced pop's glorious artifice 
with her own soulful authenticity more self-assuredly 
than she does on her latest album, 
the rock and roll manifesto Plastic Hearts.

The songs Cyrus offers are as direct and affecting 
as the set is whimsical. Cyrus has lately proven herself one of pop's 
great interpretive vocalists, and she scores another triumph with 
her version of Mazzy Star's "Fade Into You," a hazy psychedelic 
anthem that she infuses with just the edge of the next day's hangover. 
The two songs from Plastic Hearts that follow are her own bids 
at classic-rock timelessness. In "Golden G-String" Cyrus assesses 
her own life in the spotlight with Leonard Cohen-esque charm. 
And "Prisoner" is the power ballad that lets Cyrus really break out – 
as she leaves the tiny room — just a box, it turns out, on a soundstage – 
and joins her band, she's as free and self-confident as she's ever been.

"Fade Into You"
"Golden G-String"

Miley Cyrus: vocals
Stacy Jones: drums
Mike Schmid: keys
Max Bernstein: guitar
Jamie Arentzen: guitar
Joe Ayoub: bass

Producer: Johnny Pascucci
Director: Alana O'Herlihy
Assistant Director: Steve Bagnara
Director of Photography: Jordan Ritz
Set Design: Eamonn McGlynn
Sound Tech: Johnny Karlsson
FOH/Broadcast Engineer: Paul Hager

Producers: Bob Boilen, Bobby Carter
Video Producer: Morgan Noelle Smith
Audio Mastering: Josh Rogosin
Tiny Production Team: Kara Frame, Maia Stern
Executive Producer: Lauren Onkey
Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann