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As our policy makers, medical experts, and first responders grapple with the choices forced upon us by the novel Coronavirus, doctors and hosts Dr. Zeke Emanuel and Dr. Jonathan Moreno will guide us on the codes of ethics that are the backbone of modern medicine. They will answer the key questions raised by COVID – 19 including “How do we decide who gets a ventilator?” “Who, if anyone, can force you to stay home in the interest of public health” and “When there’s a vaccine, who will get it f ...
 
The Meaningful Making podcast is a byproduct of the FabLearn Fellows. FabLearn is a network, research collaborative, and vision of learning for the 21st century. FabLearn disseminates ideas, best practices and resources to support an international community of educators, researchers, and policy makers committed to integrating the principles of constructionist learning, popularly known as “making” into formal and informal K-12 education. FabLearn is based on the work of Stanford University As ...
 
The mission of the Institute for Immigration Research is to refocus the immigration conversation among academics, policy-makers, and the public, including the business community and media, by producing and disseminating unbiased and objective, interdisciplinary academic research related to immigrants and immigration to the United States.
 
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The Covid 19 pandemic has forced Americans to confront death on a scale that few of us have seen in our lifetimes. As the coronavirus continues to spread, Americans have started to ask themselves questions that are usually reserved for old age. Questions like: How do I want to die? In this episode: Physician Assisted Death - Is it ethical?…
 
In the United States, more than a third of reported deaths from Covid-19 have occurred in nursing homes, and it’s not hard to guess why. You’ve got old and sick people with multiple chronic conditions living close together in an enclosed space -- ideal for the spread of a deadly virus. In this episode: How should we care for older people? And what …
 
When you think about the conditions that have been most conducive to the spread of Covid-19 -- prolonged contact with lots of people in enclosed spaces -- colleges and universities have them all. Students, faculty, and staff had their spring semesters interrupted by the first wave of the pandemic. With fall fast approaching, it’s tempting to go bac…
 
Experts agree that once we have a vaccine for Covid-19, we will need the vast majority of the population to take it - enough so we get to herd immunity. But the rise of the anti-vaccine movement has already led to outbreaks of diseases we thought were long gone. And now, in the midst of a global pandemic, the risk of further outbreaks is heightened…
 
Part two in our 3-part series on vaccines: Manufacturing. Last month, President Trump announced the beginning of “Operation Warp Speed,” an initiative to develop and produce a vaccine for Covid-19 in record time. But creating a vaccine that’s safe and effective is just the first step in a long and complicated process. Even when we have a vaccine, i…
 
Part one of our 3-part series on vaccines: Human Experiments. Experts say the development of a safe and effective vaccine will take at least a year, maybe a lot longer. What are we willing to risk to speed that up? Thousands of healthy people have already volunteered to be deliberately infected with the Coronavirus in order to test potential vaccin…
 
There are more than two million people locked up across the United States. Whatever they may have done to get there, they haven't been sentenced to death by virus. In this episode: How do we stop Covid-19 from spreading in prisons and jails? Have comments or questions for Zeke and Jonathan? Contact us here…
 
To stop Covid-19 from overwhelming our healthcare system, many states have ordered that any “non-essential” procedures be cancelled or postponed. But some states are using these orders to shut down services that many people feel are medically necessary -- including abortion. In this episode: what exactly counts as “essential” healthcare? And who ge…
 
The virus may not discriminate, but people - and institutions - do. Discrimination in medicine, housing, and food have disproportionately affected the health of African-Americans for generations. In many ways, Covid-19 is just exacerbating these age-old problems. In this episode: Can we solve the racial disparity in deaths from Covid-19? What can w…
 
Everywhere you look, front line medical providers are being praised as “heroes.” Some people are leaning out their windows every night to bang on pots and pans and cheer for them. But is that enough? In this episode… Who cares for the caregivers? What do we owe as a society to the people putting their lives on the line in the fight against Covid-19…
 
With about half a million confirmed cases of Covid-19 across the United States, a lot of people are looking for guidance about how to stay safe and stop the spread of the virus. The message from the federal government has been confusing, to say the least. And each state seems to be doing its own thing. The failure to take decisive action to enforce…
 
COVID-19 is overwhelming our healthcare system. As cases increase exponentially across the United States, it’s clear we just don’t have enough resources to go around. Doctors in the United States aren’t used to dealing with scarcity. Now they’re being forced to make tough decisions about rationing care. How do you decide who gets the ventilator, wh…
 
As our policy makers, medical experts, and first responders grapple with the choices forced upon us by the novel Coronavirus, doctors and hosts Dr. Zeke Emanuel and Dr. Jonathan Moreno will guide us on the code of ethics that are the backbone of modern medicine. They will answer the key questions raised by COVID – 19 including “How do we decide who…
 
Uruguayan Ximena Varela, Associate Professor and Director of Arts Management at American University, is a mother of two children, a researcher, and an educator. She lived in many places around the world with her parents before landing in the U.S. long-term as an adult. Matt Torney is the Associate Artistic Director at Studio Theatre. Born in Northe…
 
Irina Tsikurishvili attended full-time ballet school while growing up in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. The destruction of her homeland in the transition following the collapse of the Soviet Union prompted her and her young son to reunite with her husband in America. Today she is the mother of two children, an educator, choreographer, dance…
 
EPISODE 1: THE DESIGN MAKE TEACH EDITIONHosts: Daniel Schermele, Josh Ajima, Sam PhillipsJosh Ajima is better known as DesignMakeTeach to his many thousands of followers on Twitter and Thingiverse, where he advocates for maker-based learning in the classroom and has become a globally recognized expert in 3D printing. Josh has served as a member of …
 
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