Review of Podcasts – creativity

Jump Starting Creativity.

– lot here – but one interesting piece was the piece on Fonts, harder fonts to reader led to more comprehension

Jumpstarting Creativity
Our greatest breakthroughs and triumphs have one thing in common: creativity. But how do you ignite it? And how do you rekindle it? This hour, TED speakers explore ideas on jumpstarting creativity.

“And the students who’d been asked to read the more difficult fonts had actually done better in their exams in a variety of subjects. And the reason is the difficult font had slowed them down, forced them to work a bit harder. And so they learned more.”

Oroville Dam evacuations: Residents near California dam system ordered out – CNN.com

(CNN)At least 188,000 people have evacuated from several Northern California counties after damage to a spillway at the Oroville Dam.The dam, which is the nation’s tallest, remains intact. But the emergency spillway, which guards against the overflow of the dam when water levels are high, was eroding Sunday.The damage prompted a mandatory evacuation for cities and counties near Lake Oro

Source: Oroville Dam evacuations: Residents near California dam system ordered out – CNN.com

Stephen Miller: A key engineer for Trump’s ‘America first’ agenda – The Washington Post

s a young conservative in liberal Santa Monica, Calif., Stephen Miller clashed frequently with his high school, often calling in to a national radio show to lambaste administrators for promoting multiculturalism, allowing Spanish-language morning announcements and failing to require recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Source: Stephen Miller: A key engineer for Trump’s ‘America first’ agenda – The Washington Post

The Youth Group That Launched a Movement at Standing Rock – The New York Times

Jasilyn Charger was 19 when she learned her best friend had killed herself. Charger was Lakota Sioux, and she had left the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota for Portland, Ore., just a few months earlier. But in the summer of 2015, she flew home for her friend’s funeral. Then, two days later, while she was still in Eagle Butte — the largest town on the Cheyenne River Reservation with a population of 1,300 — another friend killed herself. Charger was shocked. “It hurt all of us because these were people who we thought we knew but really we had no idea what they were going through,” she said. “It really woke us up.”

‘We will hunt monsters’: Celebs slam Trump at SAG Awards | Page Six

Hollywood once again used a major awards show to blast Donald Trump — this time calling him out during Sunday’s SAG Awards in the wake of his ban on immigration from some Muslim nations.“This immigrant ban is a blemish and it is un-American,” fumed Julia Louis-Dreyfus as she accepted a Screen Actors Guild statuette for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for HBO’s “Veep.”

Source: ‘We will hunt monsters’: Celebs slam Trump at SAG Awards | Page Six

One Country, Two Tribes – The New York Times

It was a spring afternoon in Istanbul, and I was talking with a woman in beige pumps and pearls who was angry about her government. It was taking the country in the wrong direction, she said, and she had come out with thousands of other people to protest. People from poor areas who supported the government were going against their self-interest. “They’re only being manipulated,” she said.Fast-forward 10 years to 2017. I am standing in a crowd of women wearing fleeces and sensible shoes in Washington, D.C. Everything feels oddly familiar. They were angry about the election and worried that it would take the country in the wrong direction. Many people who supported the new president had voted against their interests, they said.

What it’s like in the 7 countries on Trump’s travel ban list – CNNPolitics.com

(CNN)Trump’s executive order on immigration bars citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States for the next 90 days and suspends the admission of all refugees for 120 days.But what’s life like for people in those seven nations? For many, conflict, human rights abuses and long-term unemployment are the norm, and are reasons to flee or immigrate.

Source: What it’s like in the 7 countries on Trump’s travel ban list – CNNPolitics.com

Doomsday Prep for the Super-Rich – The New Yorker

Steve Huffman, the thirty-three-year-old co-founder and C.E.O. of Reddit, which is valued at six hundred million dollars, was nearsighted until November, 2015, when he arranged to have laser eye surgery. He underwent the procedure not for the sake of convenience or appearance but, rather, for a reason he doesn’t usually talk much about: he hopes that it will improve his odds of surviving a disaster, whether natural or man-made. “If the world ends—and not even if the world ends, but if we have trouble—getting contacts or glasses is going to be a huge pain in the ass,” he told me recently. “Without them, I’m fucked.”

Source: Doomsday Prep for the Super-Rich – The New Yorker

Secret Service isn’t pleased with Madonna’s ‘blowing up the White House’ remark | Page Six

WASHINGTON – Madonna’s rally speech to the Women’s March this weekend about “blowing up the White House” has gotten the attention of federal law enforcement — as the Material Girl insisted Sunday she meant no harm.The US Secret Service, charged with protecting President Trump and his family, is aware of the comments and is investigating, according to the Gateway Pundit.The “Like a Virgin” singer told hundreds and thousands of marchers gathered in Washington Saturday: “Yes, I’m angry. Yes, I am outraged. Yes, I thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House,” Madonna said, wearing a black “pussycat” cap.

Source: Secret Service isn’t pleased with Madonna’s ‘blowing up the White House’ remark | Page Six