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Kimbal Musk's Farm of the Future (Yes, Elon's brother)
 
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The way we get our food in the United States is completely messed up. When you go to the grocery store, especially in a city, most of the fresh fruits and vegetables you see have been trucked in from somewhere else, losing crucial nutritional value at an environmental cost. This is a huge problem, but Elon Musk’s brother has a solution...in the form of a shipping container. Sources & Further Reading: Square Roots Farming - https://squarerootsgrow.com Kimbal Musk has a Silicon Valley - Style Plan to Feed America - https://futurism.com/kimbal-musk-has-a-silicon-valley-style-plan-to-feed-america/ Hydroponics vs Soil - https://www.epicgardening.com/hydroponics-vs-soil/ Why Kimbal Musk Is a Founding Father of the Modern Food Movement - https://www.ediblemanhattan.com/foodshed-2/kimbal-musk-modern-food-movement-food-tech/ The Vertical Farm: Growing crops in the city, without soil or natural light - https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/01/09/the-vertical-farm Sign up for Beme Panels on Google Play and the App Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.beme.app.android https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/beme-panels/id1274516645 Follow Beme on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemeapp
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Estonia Built the Society of the Future from Scratch
 
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A tech revolution is going down in Estonia…of all places. The tiny Baltic nation has built a futuristic, digital-first society. Lou explains how it works, why it works, and if it will work elsewhere. Sources & Further Reading: E-Estonia’ official website - https://e-estonia.com/ Estonia the Digital Republic - https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/12/18/estonia-the-digital-republic Is This Tiny European Nation a Preview of Our Tech Future? - http://fortune.com/2017/04/27/estonia-digital-life-tech-startups/ How long it takes to file taxes in Estonia - http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/jun/04/jeb-bush/jeb-bush-says-estonians-can-file-their-taxes-five-/ How long it takes to file taxes in the U.S. - https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/post/claims-about-the-cost-and-time-it-takes-to-file-taxes/2013/04/13/858a97fc-a455-11e2-9c03-6952ff305f35_blog.html?utm_term=.70e883612b33 Why Americans didn’t vote in 2016 - http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/06/01/dislike-of-candidates-or-campaign-issues-was-most-common-reason-for-not-voting-in-2016/ Sign up for Beme Panels on Google Play and the App Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.beme.app.android https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/beme-panels/id1274516645 Follow Beme on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemeapp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beme/ Beme: https://beme.com/
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Why Iceland is Perfect for Crypto Mining
 
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Iceland is rapidly becoming a hub for cryptocurrency mining. Jake and Jack traveled there to find out why...turns out, it's got a lot to do with the weather. Plus, they get a look inside Iceland's largest cryptocurrency mine and meet the young entrepreneur making millions off it. Sources & Further Reading: Genisis Mines https://www.genesis-mining.com/ Bitcoin energy use in Iceland: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-43030677 Follow Beme on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemeapp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beme/ Beme: https://beme.com/
Views: 244604 BEME News
Is the gig economy working?
 
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The gig economy, the freelance economy, the independent workforce, slashers, odd jobbers, part-timers, contractors, the self-employed – call it whatever you want, but there’s no denying that this “irregular” way to make a living is on the rise. By some estimates, half of all US workers will be freelancers within a decade. Is this a sign of new freedom and flexibility? Or are working stiffs getting squeezed? SOURCES & FURTHER READING McKinsey report on independent workforce https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/employment-and-growth/independent-work-choice-necessity-and-the-gig-economy Upwork report on freelancing in America https://www.upwork.com/press/2017/10/17/freelancing-in-america-2017/ Morgan Stanley “The Gig Economy Goes Global” https://www.morganstanley.com/ideas/freelance-economy IPSE “Understanding Independent Professionals in the EU, 2015” http://www.crse.co.uk/sites/default/files/Understanding%20Independent%20Professionals%20in%20the%20EU%202015.pdf CREDITS Writer: Louis Foglia Editor: Page Ellerson Researcher: Dushyant Naresh Supervising Producer: Allison Brown Follow Beme on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bemenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemeapp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/
Views: 67089 BEME News
Malaysian politics are stranger than fiction
 
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In Malaysian politics, a Shakespearean drama has unfolded - enemies have become allies, corruption has taken down an ultra-powerful leader, and a 92-year old came out of retirement to take down his former protege. Lou explains the wild shit going down... SOURCES & FURTHER READING What Just Happened in Malaysia? https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/10/opinion/malaysia-election-mahathir-mohamad.html Malaysia Finds an Unlikely Champion of Democracy: Its Ex-Strongman https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/11/world/asia/mahathir-malaysia-democracy-strongmen.html Corruption, money and Malaysia's election https://www.bbc.com/news/business-44078549 Dragnet Widens Around Ousted Malaysian Leader Najib Razak https://www.wsj.com/articles/dragnet-widens-around-ousted-malaysian-leader-najib-razak-1526638060 ‘Kleptocracy at its worst’ in Malaysia https://penanginstitute.org/news/in-the-mass-media/1042-kleptocracy-at-its-worst-in-malaysia/ Najib is out of power but his legacy lives on in giant skyscraper https://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2018/06/06/najib-out-of-power-but-legacy-lives-on-in-giant-skyscraper/ CREDITS Writer: Louis Foglia Editor: Page Ellerson Researcher: Dushyant Naresh Supervising Producer: Allison Brown Follow Beme on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bemenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemeapp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/
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Netflix, Broke Tech Companies, and How To Make a Trillion
 
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Netflix doesn't make as much money as you'd expect - but for tech companies, profits are so passé. Lou explains how businesses like Uber are worth so much to investors even though they don't make any money. He also goes on a bunch of random tangents about Netflix. Sign up for Beme Panels on Google Play and the App store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.beme.app.android https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/beme-panels/id1274516645 Netflix To Exceed $11B In Revenue This Year - https://www.forbes.com/sites/danafeldman/2017/10/16/netflix-is-on-track-to-exceed-11b-in-revenue-this-year/#3adddae865dd Netflix's View: Internet TV is replacing linear TV - https://ir.netflix.com/long-term-view.cfm Netflix Continues To Grow - https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/16/netflix-q3-2017-earnings.html Where is Netflix Available - https://help.netflix.com/en/node/14164 A third of Netflix watchers in the US don’t pay for Netflix - https://qz.com/638598/a-third-of-netflix-watchers-in-the-us-dont-pay-for-netflix/ Password Sharing Is A Federal Crime - https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/wnxg94/password-sharing-is-a-federal-crime Company Owned by Bill Gates is placing companies products in Netflix and Amazon shows - https://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/27/bill-gates-ben-does-product-placement-in-netflix-and-amazon-shows.html The Get Down’s Budget - https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2016/07/the-get-down-budget-netflix The Crown - https://www.thedailybeast.com/netflixs-new-dollar130m-drama-the-crown-debuts-fabulous-trailer Netflix spends more than any other streaming service on content - https://www.recode.net/2017/10/6/16438078/netflix-amazon-hulu-hbo-spending-streaming-service ESPN Has Seen the Future of TV - https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-03-30/espn-has-seen-the-future-of-tv-and-they-re-not-really-into-it Snapchat lost $514 Million last year - http://www.businessinsider.com/snapchat-lost-514-million-in-2016-warns-it-may-never-be-profitable-2017-2 Spotify’s Loss More Than Doubles - https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-15/spotify-losses-widen-after-music-site-flags-accounting-errors Tesla keeps losing money - https://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/05/tesla-keeps-losing-money-so-why-is-it-worth-more-than-ford.html Amazon Will Make Up 50% of All U.S. E-Commerce by 2021 http://fortune.com/2017/04/10/amazon-retail/ Sign up for Beme Panels on Google Play and the App store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.beme.app.android https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/beme-panels/id1274516645 Follow Beme! Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemeapp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beme/
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Is Facebook Bad for Your Mental Health?
 
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#DeleteFacebook is now a movement. Mark Zuckerberg's social media company is under attack because of the Cambridge Analytica privacy breach, but Lou’s more concerned about its impact on his mental health and how Facebook affects his brain. Sources & Further Reading: More on Facebook & Cambridge Analytica: https://www.theguardian.com/news/series/cambridge-analytica-files Smartphones, social media, and teens: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/09/has-the-smartphone-destroyed-a-generation/534198/ Teen pregnancy: https://www.cdc.gov/teenpregnancy/about/index.htm Teen suicide: http://time.com/4887282/teen-suicide-rate-cdc/ Dr. Shakya’s study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28093386 Facebook blog post: https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2017/12/hard-questions-is-spending-time-on-social-media-bad-for-us/ Seth Stephens-Davidowitz book: https://www.amazon.com/Everybody-Lies-Internet-About-Really/dp/0062390856 Facebook wall & self-esteem boost: http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2011/03/facebook-walls-boost-self-esteem-finds-study Study on stalking exes: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1475-6811.2011.01393.x Effect of social pain on brain: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3273616/ Professor Williams study: http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/research/2011/110510WilliamsOstracism.html Facebook & flow state: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21879884 Weinschenk on Facebook: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/rewired-the-psychology-technology/201207/the-power CREDITS Writer: Louis Foglia Editor: m.cho Researcher: Dushyant Naresh Follow Beme on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemeapp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beme/
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He Enlisted In The Army, But May Be Deported
 
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The future of DACA is in doubt. The 800,000 foreign-born enrollees in the program, so-called DREAMers, thought they were headed toward American citizenship. Now they might be deported. We met one of the 900 DREAMers who enlisted in the military but now has an uncertain future. Panels questions for Harminder - https://youtu.be/pdJAunbnF44 Related Links / Sources: U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services https://www.uscis.gov/archive/consideration-deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-daca Migration Policy Institute: Immigrants in the U.S. Armed Forces http://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/immigrants-us-armed-forces Migration Policy Institute: immigrant Veterans in the United States http://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/immigrant-veterans-united-states Bipartisan Policy Center: Immigrants in the Military: A History of Service https://bipartisanpolicy.org/blog/immigrants-in-the-military-a-history-of-service/ Sign up for Beme Panels on Google Play and the App store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.beme.app.android https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/beme-panels/id1274516645 Follow Beme! Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemeapp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beme/
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The REAL Vape Nation
 
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Inside the REAL Vape Nation - where vaping isn’t a hobby, it’s a lifestyle. Chris attends the Vapers Carnivale, learns some sweet tricks, and puffs a fat cloud with Ethan Klein of h3h3. h3h3Productions - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDWIvJwLJsE4LG1Atne2blQ Check out Joe's Instagram page to see more of his awesome vape tricks - https://www.instagram.com/Cloudworks.Joe/ Vape Tricks Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/vapetricks/?hl=en Vapers Carnivale - https://www.deepsouthvc.com Sign up for Beme Panels on Google Play and the App store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.beme.app.android https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/beme-panels/id1274516645 Follow Beme! Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemeapp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beme/
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The dangerous high of fake weed
 
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The synthetic drug K2, also known as Spice or ‘fake weed,’ is wreaking havoc on cities around the United States — turning some neighborhoods into so-called ‘zombielands.’ Users of the drug have exhibited symptoms like paranoia, psychosis, and even profuse bleeding. Chris rides along with NYPD officers determined to rid their streets of this cheap, destructive, and complex drug, and meets a former K2 addict on a mission to help educate people about the danger that he experienced first-hand. SOURCES & FURTHER READING Synthetic pot warning issued as number of users experiencing severe bleeding jumps to 32 http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-fake-weed-synthetic-cannabis-warning-20180329-story.html# Overdoses Of K2 Climb To 56 In Brooklyn: The Five Dollar High That Can Kill You https://www.forbes.com/sites/robertglatter/2018/05/22/overdoses-of-k2-climb-to-56-in-brooklyn-the-five-dollar-high-that-can-kill-you/#504659d7c868 National Institute on Drug Abuse: Synthetic Cannabinoids (K2/Spice) https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/synthetic-cannabinoids-k2spice What is K2? https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/18/health/k2-synthetic-weed-explainer/index.html New Haven Overdoses Tied to Laced K2 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/15/nyregion/new-haven-overdose-k2.html Leaders Fed Up With K2 Turning Their Communities Into ‘Zombieland’ https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2018/07/23/leaders-fed-up-with-k2-turning-their-communities-into-zombieland/ CG Kid YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCacn-Cy4KtIm-dl0iuLHAUA CREDITS Producer: Chris James Camera: Ilie Mitaru, Will Colby Editor: Will Colby Supervising Producer: Allison Brown Follow Beme on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bemenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemeapp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/ Follow the CG Kid on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCacn-Cy4KtIm-dl0iuLHAUA
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We’re working ourselves to death
 
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By the year 2000, experts predicted we’d all be working just 14 hours a week. Boy, were they wrong. Lou explains why we work so many hours, and why burnout is terrible for our health and well-being. SOURCES & FURTHER READING Pencavel on the Future of Hours Worked https://siepr.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/publications/PolicyBrief-Sept2018.pdf OECD hours worked https://data.oecd.org/emp/hours-worked.htm Weekly working hours (historical) https://ourworldindata.org/working-hours Association for Psychological Science: Burnout & the Brain https://www.psychologicalscience.org/observer/burnout-and-the-brain Parkinson’s Law https://www.economist.com/news/1955/11/19/parkinsons-law Harvard Business Review: Long hours backfire https://hbr.org/2015/08/the-research-is-clear-long-hours-backfire-for-people-and-for-companies CREDITS Writer: Louis Foglia Editor: m.cho Researcher: Dushyant Naresh Supervising Producer: Allison Brown Follow Beme on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bemenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemeapp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/
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Why is college so damn expensive?
 
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The cost of college tuition in the United States has skyrocketed over the past few decades. Many people blame amenities like rock walls and lazy rivers. Others point to large administrative staffs. But Lou explains that simple economics might be the real culprit, and income inequality is making the problem worse than it should be. SOURCES & FURTHER READING Trends in the cost of college education (US) https://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=76. Vedder’s book https://www.aei.org/press/going-broke-by-degree-why-college-costs-too-much/ Feldman’s book https://global.oup.com/academic/product/why-does-college-cost-so-much-9780199744503?cc=us&lang=en& Eaton on the Financialization of Higher Education http://debtandsociety.ucmerced.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Socioecon-Rev-2016-Eaton-et-al-Financialization-of-Higher-Ed.pdf Drivers of the Rising Price of a College Education (Feldman) https://www.mhec.org/sites/default/files/resources/mhec_affordability_series7_20180730_2.pdf The Bennett Hypothesis https://www.nytimes.com/1987/02/18/opinion/our-greedy-colleges.html CREDITS Writer: Louis Foglia Editor: m.cho Researcher: Dushyant Naresh Supervising Producer: Allison Brown Follow Beme on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bemenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemeapp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/
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Rebuttal: Don't Tell Me To Shut Up About My Tesla
 
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Lou's video "Shut Up About Your Tesla" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0PPVC7FOeY&t=1s Jake thinks electric cars are the future of transportation. He makes his case in this video. Sources & Further Reading: The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project - https://cleanvehiclerebate.org/sites/default/files/docs/nav/transportation/cvrp/documents/CVRP-Implementation-Manual.pdf State Efforts To Promote Hybrid And Electric Vehicles - http://www.ncsl.org/research/energy/state-electric-vehicle-incentives-state-chart.aspx Electricity in the United States - https://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/index.cfm?page=electricity_in_the_united_states America’s Clean Energy Revolution https://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/energy-environment-report-2017.pdf Behind The Quiet State-By-State Fight Over Electric Vehicles - https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/11/business/energy-environment/electric-cars-hybrid-tax-credits.html?mtrref=www.google.com&gwh=B298FCEFBD56789846CD4ED2B048723F&gwt=pay The Coal-Powered EV Myth; Electricty Is Only As Clean As The Method To Generate It - https://greentransportation.info/energy-transportation/evs-need-clean-electricity.html Ford, GM, Nissan, Volvo Electric Vehicle Plans- https://www.wired.com/story/ford-electric-cars-plan-mach-1-suv/ Sign up for Beme Panels on Google Play and the App Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.beme.app.android https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/beme-panels/id1274516645 Follow Beme on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemeapp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beme/ Beme: https://beme.com/
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Can DIY Solar Panels Solve Puerto Rico’s Power Crisis?
 
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This week marks five months since Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, plunging the island into the worst blackout in American history. Chris recently went to the U.S. territory to meet a man who has made it his mission to bring power back to his people via DIY solar tech -- all with the help of a YouTube creator. Donations for Power 2 Puerto Rico: Amazon wish list for solar materials: http://amzn.to/2EJgbis Jehu Garcia https://www.youtube.com/user/jehugarcia Sources & Further Reading: Puerto Rico governor announces privatization of power utility https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/22/us/puerto-rico-privatizing-state-power-authority/index.html Could A DIY Gizmo Light Up Puerto Rico? http://www.ozy.com/good-sht/could-a-diy-gizmo-light-up-puerto-rico/82800 The story of Puerto Rico’s power grid is the story of Puerto Rico https://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21730432-even-hurricane-maria-hit-it-was-mess-story-puerto-ricos-power-grid Puerto Rico Goes Dark https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=88796 Explosion cuts power in Puerto Rico https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/11/us/puerto-rico-power/index.html Credits Producer: Chris James Editor: Will Colby Director of Photography: Michael Crommett Drone footage courtesy: Jehu Garcia Follow Beme on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemeapp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beme/
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The death toll rises in Nicaragua
 
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In Nicaragua, history is repeating itself. A former leader of the revolution, Daniel Ortega, may be turning into the man he once overthrew. And as the protests against his regime grow larger and larger, the death toll rises. Lou discusses how Nicaragua’s past might dictate its future. SOURCES & FURTHER READING Protests on Nicaragua's Mother's Day turn deadly https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/31/americas/nicaragua-mothers-day-deadly-violence/index.html Nicaragua protests threaten an authoritarian regime that looked like it might never fall https://theconversation.com/nicaragua-protests-threaten-an-authoritarian-regime-that-looked-like-it-might-never-fall-95776 Daniel Ortega and Nicaragua's Soft Authoritarianism https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/nicaragua/2011-11-02/daniel-ortega-and-nicaraguas-soft-authoritarianism ‘We Are Nicaragua’: Students Revolt, but Now Face a More Daunting Task https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/27/world/americas/nicaragua-students-protest.html Nicaragua's President Withdraws Social Security Reforms That Sparked Violent Unrest https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/04/22/604762080/violent-unrest-continues-in-nicaragua-over-social-security-reforms Nicaragua Is Turning Into a Real-Life ‘House of Cards’ http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/09/05/nicaragua-is-turning-into-a-real-life-house-of-cards-daniel-ortega/ Nicaragua on the Brink, Once Again https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/nicaragua-on-the-brink-once-again In massive street protests, Nicaraguans are using Ortega’s revolutionary symbols against him https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2018/05/14/in-massive-street-protests-nicaraguans-are-using-ortegas-revolutionary-symbols-against-him/ CREDITS Writer: Louis Foglia Editor: m.cho Researcher: Dushyant Naresh Supervising Producer: Allison Brown Follow Beme on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bemenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemeapp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/
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Who cares what celebrities think??
 
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Kanye West’s support of President Trump nearly broke the internet, and other celebrities have played an outspoken role in supporting political candidates or advocating for social issues. Lou explains why celebrity endorsements may actually backfire. SOURCES & FURTHER READING Oprah’s role in the 2008 Democratic Primary http://www.stat.columbia.edu/~gelman/stuff_for_blog/celebrityendorsements_garthwaitemoore.pdf O’Regan’s Study on Celebrity Endorsements https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19392397.2014.925408?src=recsys&journalCode=rcel20 Summary of Cobb’s Studies on Celebrity Endorsements https://news.ncsu.edu/2010/04/wmscobbcelebrity/ Brubaker’s Study on Celebrity Endorsements http://ac-journal.org/journal/pubs/2011/summer/brubaker_Proof.pdf Jackson’s Study on Celebrity Endorsement https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1300/J199v06n04_04?journalCode=wplm20 Jackson on Celebrity Endorsement https://www.thedailybeast.com/do-celebrity-endorsements-really-matter Study on Celebrity Advocacy (first study cited) http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1940161208319098 CREDITS Writer: Louis Foglia Editor: Page Ellerson Researcher: Page Ellerson Follow Beme on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bemenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemeapp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/
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Is Airbnb ruining cities?
 
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Airbnb is a sharing-economy success story, an innovative company that disrupted the travel industry. But has it made cities less affordable? And has it allowed tourists to overrun everything? Sources & Further Reading: Proserpio’s Study https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3006832 Airbnb & Regulation https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/dec/03/airbnb-regulation-london-amsterdam-housing More on the “professionalization” of Airbnb https://www.curbed.com/2018/2/21/17032100/airbnb-business-profit-hotel-property-management Does Airbnb enable racism? https://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/23/opinion/how-airbnb-can-fight-racial-discrimination.html Digital Discrimination https://www.hbs.edu/faculty/Pages/item.aspx?num=46073 Airbnb’s new loyalty program https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/22/airbnb-expands-hotel-listings-announces-loyalty-program.html How Airbnb was founded http://www.businessinsider.com/how-airbnb-was-founded-a-visual-history-2016-2 Cities and states are struggling to regulate Airbnb http://thehill.com/opinion/finance/368382-cities-and-state-are-struggling-to-regulate-airbnb Most valuable startups https://www.cbinsights.com/research-unicorn-companies CREDITS Writer: Louis Foglia Editor: m.cho Researcher: Dushyant Naresh Follow Beme on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemeapp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beme/
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Is marriage dead?
 
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Marriage rates are in decline. Lou looks at how economics and cultural trends have led fewer and fewer people to say, “I do” – and why that’s not a bad thing. SOURCES & FURTHER READING Pew “Record Share of Americans Have Never Been Married” http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2014/09/24/record-share-of-americans-have-never-married/ Pew Facts About Love & Marriage https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Culture/27-countries-sex-marriage-officially-legal/story?id=56041136 Pew Social Trends Parenting in America http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2014/09/24/record-share-of-americans-have-never-married/ Wilcox & Wang on the “Marriage Divide” https://ifstudies.org/blog/the-marriage-divide-how-and-why-working-class-families-are-more-fragile-today Wilcox on the role of culture in marriage rates https://ifstudies.org/blog/the-role-of-culture-in-declining-marriage-rates Autor’s study on manufacturing labor market and the decline in marriage https://gps.ucsd.edu/_files/faculty/hanson/hanson_research_WhenWorkDisappears.pdf Coontz on unmarried Americans https://www.cnn.com/2017/09/21/opinions/how-unmarried-americans-are-changing-the-game-coontz/index.html Countries with legalized gay marriage https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Culture/27-countries-sex-marriage-officially-legal/story?id=56041136 Marriage trends in Europe http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php/Marriage_and_divorce_statistics Marriage trends in Asia https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2109868/marriage-rate-down-divorce-rate-more-chinese-couples-say-i-dont Marriage trends in North America http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/09/14/as-u-s-marriage-rate-hovers-at-50-education-gap-in-marital-status-widens/ Marriage trends in Australia https://thewest.com.au/opinion/shane-wright/australian-marriage-rates-drop-below-depression-levels-as-economics-continue-to-bite-ng-b88613903z Marriage trends in the Middle East https://www.brookings.edu/on-the-record/the-middle-eastern-marriage-crisis/ CREDITS Writer: Louis Foglia Editor: m.cho Researcher: Dushyant Naresh Supervising Producer: Allison Brown Follow Beme on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bemenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemeapp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/
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Brazil, corruption, and the Franco Assassination
 
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Marielle Franco was a vocal critic of police violence in Brazil, one of the most dangerous countries in the world. Her assassination coincided with the military takeover of Rio de Janeiro’s security forces. Massive protests ensued. Lou explains how Brazil descended into chaos, and how an investigation called Operation Car Wash exposed dozens of corrupt politicians and businessmen. Sources & Further Reading: More on Marielle Franco’s assassination: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/a-black-female-politician-was-gunned-down-in-rio-now-shes-a-global-symbol/2018/03/19/98483cba-291f-11e8-a227-fd2b009466bc_story.html?utm_term=.14c912d58cc5 More on Marielle Franco’s assassination: http://riotimesonline.com/brazil-news/rio-politics/human-rights-activist-military-critic-executed-in-rio-de-janeiro/ Most dangerous cities on earth: https://www.seguridadjusticiaypaz.org.mx/biblioteca/prensa/send/6-prensa/242-las-50-ciudades-mas-violentas-del-mundo-2017-metodologia Amnesty International report on Brazil: https://www.amnesty.org/en/countries/americas/brazil/report-brazil/ Violence during Carnivale: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/06/rio-gang-violence-brazil-children-killed-carnival Military takeover of Rio’s security: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/16/world/americas/brazil-rio-military-security.html More on Operation Car Wash: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/01/brazil-operation-car-wash-is-this-the-biggest-corruption-scandal-in-history Reach of Operation Car Wash: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-41109132 Black youth in Brazil: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/nov/02/genocide-brazil-black-youth-day-of-the-dead-extra-resonance CREDITS Writer: Louis Foglia Editor: m.cho Researcher: Page Ellerson Follow Beme on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemeapp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beme/
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Their country is disappearing
 
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How would you react if someone said your entire country could be uninhabitable in just a matter of years? Chris travels to the Marshall Islands in Micronesia to meet residents fighting to save their beloved island nation, which is at grave risk of being inundated by rising sea levels. And in the face of such uncertainty, thousands of Marshallese have decided to move to an unlikely enclave — in America’s deep South. SOURCES & FURTHER READING: The military paid for a study on sea level rise. The results were scary. https://wapo.st/2qWWXNq Marshall Islands: Concrete dome holding nuclear waste could leak https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/marshall-islands-concrete-dome-holding-nuclear-waste-could-leak/news-story/52169e48cdfe041682e9e6c5b103fd6d The Marshall Islands makes call for climate finance at G7 https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/359345/the-marshall-islands-makes-call-for-climate-finance-at-g7 Marshallese move to Arkansas seeking a better life https://mashable.com/2018/02/25/marshall-islands-arkansas/#o6vI.psad5qr You’re making this island disappear https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2015/06/opinions/sutter-two-degrees-marshall-islands/ CREDITS Producer/Camera: Chris James Editor: Will Colby Supervising Producer: Allison Brown Special thanks to the College of the Marshall Islands for the incredible drone footage! https://www.youtube.com/user/CMIMEDIACLUB/featured Follow Beme on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bemenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemeapp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/
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What happened to the 3D printing revolution?
 
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3D printers were supposed to change the world… but where did they go? Lou discusses the hype cycle, mass layoffs in the 3D printing industry, and what the future of 3D printing might really be. Spoiler: it’s not 3D printed spaghetti :( SOURCES & FURTHER READING Myths about 3D Printing - https://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/getting-past-the-hype-about-3-d-printing/ The 3D Printer Might Be the Home Appliance of the Future https://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/21/garden/the-3-d-printer-may-be-the-home-appliance-of-the-future.html The New Makerbot Replicator Might Just Change Your World https://www.wired.com/2012/09/how-makerbots-replicator2-will-launch-era-of-desktop-manufacturing/ The 3D Printing Revolution That Wasn’t https://www.wired.com/2016/12/the-3d-printing-revolution-that-wasnt/ MakerBot Prepares for Another Round of Layoffs http://fortune.com/2017/02/15/makerbot-3d-printing-layoffs/ GE Is Building The World’s Largest ‘Additive’ Machine For 3D Printing Metals https://www.ge.com/reports/ge-building-worlds-largest-additive-machine-3d-printing-metals/ Wohlers Report 2018 https://wohlersassociates.com/2018report.htm The State Of 3D Printing, 2017 https://www.forbes.com/sites/louiscolumbus/2017/05/23/the-state-of-3d-printing-2017/#5ee0b45d57eb Corporate Investment Drives A New Wave Of Industrial 3D Printing https://www.cbinsights.com/research/corporate-investment-industrial-3d-printing/ Thanks to 3D Printing Nerd and MatterHackers for some additional footage! DIY Custom Drawer Pulls: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7NHU5-7HyU 3D Printing- The Future Of Education: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdzOI7CwNIk CREDITS Writer: Louis Foglia Editor: Page Ellerson Researcher: Dushyant Naresh Supervising Producer: Allison Brown Follow Beme on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bemenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemeapp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/
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Beme News Update #3: This Is Not A Film Review
 
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Panels isn’t out yet, but you can sign up here to try the beta version: https://goo.gl/dB9u57 Casey's obsessed with WWII. He'll literally take any opportunity to talk about it. This time, that means Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk. He explains the context around the movie, and the Beme team tracks down a military veteran who was there. Sources: Calgary veteran who survived Dunkirk causes a stir at movie premiere http://globalnews.ca/news/3617564/calgary-veteran-who-survived-dunkirk-causes-a-stir-at-movie-premiere/ Keegan, John. The Second World War. Penguin Random House, 2005 http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/296700/the-second-world-war-by-a-j-p-taylor/9780143035732/ Levine, Joshua. Dunkirk: The History Behind the Major Motion Picture. William Morrow, 2017 https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062740304/dunkirk Thompson, Julian. Dunkirk: Retreat to Victory. Pan Macmillan, 2017 https://www.panmacmillan.com/authors/julian-thompson/dunkirk Dunkirk evacuation https://www.britannica.com/event/Dunkirk-evacuation Archival footage from the National Archives and Records Administration, the State Library of Pennsylvania and other sources.
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How early adopters shape tech
 
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Early adopters are the gatekeepers of new technology and innovation – the “influencers” who set trends. But, is the tech industry too concerned with their specific tastes, and are the innovation needs of the rest of us being ignored? SOURCES & FURTHER READING Geoffrey Moore’s Crossing the Chasm https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062292988/crossing-the-chasm-3rd-edition Pew data on early adopters http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/07/12/28-of-americans-are-strong-early-adopters-of-technology Who are early adopters? (Academic literature review) https://www.researchgate.net/publication/312632078_Who_are_the_early_adopters_in_the_diffusion_of_innovations_A_literature_review JP Eggers on focusing on the customers you want https://hbr.org/2015/06/focus-on-the-customers-you-want-not-the-ones-you-have Rita McGrath on pace of tech adoption https://hbr.org/2013/11/the-pace-of-technology-adoption-is-speeding-up Price of tech goes down over time https://humanprogress.org/article.php?p=698 CREDITS Writer: Louis Foglia Editor: m.cho Researcher: Dushyant Naresh Supervising Producer: Allison Brown Follow Beme on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bemenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemeapp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/
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Can cryptocurrency save Puerto Rico?
 
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Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory already struggling with financial woes. Now, hundreds of entrepreneurs and cryptocurrency enthusiasts are headed to the island, hoping to rebuild it into a high-tech utopia. But are they just taking advantage of a vulnerable population? Can DIY solar panels solve PR's power crisis? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnIF8cNhVB4 Beme Note: An earlier version of this video had an incorrect photo of Jonathan Gonzalez. SOURCES & FURTHER READING Brett Scott’s UN Report http://www.unrisd.org/brett-scott Blockchain Conference in PR https://blockchainunbound.com/ Government welcomes tech entrepreneurs https://www.pcmag.com/news/359393/after-the-hurricanes-puerto-rico-eyes-a-future-as-a-tech-hu NY Times Piece on crypto utopia https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/02/technology/cryptocurrency-puerto-rico.html More on PR Bankruptcy https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-03/puerto-rico-governor-wants-board-to-file-bankruptcy-like-case More on Hurricane Maria https://www.weather.gov/media/sju/events/Maria/HurricaneMaria.pdf Sterilization Experiments in PR http://www.panoramas.pitt.edu/health-and-society/dark-history-forced-sterilization-latina-women Farming Experiments in PR https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/05/13/527934047/how-puerto-rico-lost-its-home-grown-food-but-might-find-it-again CREDITS Writer: Louis Foglia Editor: m.cho Researcher: Page Ellerson Follow Beme on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemeapp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beme/
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Population bombs and low-fertility countries
 
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The fertility rate – the number of babies born to women in their childbearing prime – is steadily decreasing in developed countries across the world. To reverse this trend, many governments have launched colorful campaigns to encourage conception. But, in a world threatened by global warming, is fewer babies a good thing? SOURCES & FURTHER READING Global fertility rate https://ourworldindata.org/fertility-rate Fertility rate country by country https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SP.DYN.TFRT.IN?year_high_desc=false Half the world’s population below replacement rate https://ifstudies.org/blog/half-the-worlds-population-is-reaching-below-replacement-fertility Lee’s “Is Low Fertility Really a Problem?” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4545628/ Climate change study http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa7541 NYT survey on why Americans are having fewer kids https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/05/upshot/americans-are-having-fewer-babies-they-told-us-why.html Poland’s fertility campaign https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gwHzej1reo Do it For Denmark https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrO3TfJc9Qw Singapore’s National Night https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrO3TfJc9Qw CREDITS Writer: Louis Foglia Editor: m.cho Researcher: Page Ellerson Supervising Producer: Allison Brown Follow Beme on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bemenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemeapp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/
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Facebook knows you don’t care about privacy
 
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When it comes to online privacy, people are dishonest with themselves. They say they care, but they don’t act like it. This discrepancy is called the Privacy Paradox. Lou explains why it exists, and what psychological tricks tech companies use to get you to give up your personal information. Is Facebook bad for your mental health? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKyacxccG2w Sources & Further Reading: Public polling about online privacy http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/09/21/the-state-of-privacy-in-america/ Costs of reading terms of service https://www.cylab.cmu.edu/_files/pdfs/news/CostofReading.PDF Privacy and human behavior in the age of information https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/a7c5/f9f224a556cbb7f35028094ac91739ecee8b.pdf?_ga=2.207081043.1544888707.1524409344-836998413.1522099863 More on present bias https://www.uibk.ac.at/economics/bbl/lit_se/lit_se_ss06_papiere/now_or_later.pdf Strangers on a Plane: Context-Dependent Willingness to Divulge Sensitive Information https://www.cmu.edu/dietrich/sds/docs/loewenstein/StrangersPlane.pdf Internet of Things: Convenience vs. privacy and secrecy https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0007681315000865 The privacy paradox – Investigating discrepancies between expressed privacy concerns and actual online behavior – A systematic literature review https://ac.els-cdn.com/S0736585317302022/1-s2.0-S0736585317302022-main.pdf?_tid=37311ed6-1cce-4a3c-a5ed-a95d62e4afe5&acdnat=1523470994_e8ae17fbdef43961612757425f40030d More on Scroogled https://marketingland.com/microsoft-attacks-gmail-on-privacy-in-latest-scroogled-campaign-32813 MIT study https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2916489 CREDITS Writer: Louis Foglia Editor: m.cho Researcher: Page Ellerson Follow Beme on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemeapp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beme/
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Ending the longest war in Africa
 
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Ethiopia's new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, has quickly transformed the country. Political prisoners have been released, opposition parties have been encouraged, and ethnic tensions have been eased. Most stunningly, the country has abruptly ended the longest war in Africa – a bloody border dispute with Eritrea that dragged on for two decades. Lou explains why hope is on the rise in the region even though serious problems remain. SOURCES & FURTHER READING Joireman on the causes of the Ethiopia-Eritrea war https://scholarship.richmond.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1124&context=polisci-faculty-publications Dessu on stability in the region https://issafrica.org/iss-today/can-improved-ethiopia-eritrea-relations-stabilise-the-region? Lyons on Ethiopia-Eritrea conflict https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03056240903068053?journalCode=crea20 Abiy’s impact on Ethiopia https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/07/africa/ethiopia-abiy-ahmed-transformation-intl/index.html Freedom House’s Ethiopia rating https://freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-world/2018/ethiopia Freedom House’s Eritrea rating https://freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-world/2018/eritrea Human Rights Watch Ethiopia report https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2018/country-chapters/ethiopia CREDITS Writer: Louis Foglia Editor: m.cho Researcher: Dushyant Naresh Supervising Producer: Allison Brown Follow Beme on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bemenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemeapp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/
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Ignore the headlines - the world is getting better
 
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Life expectancy is up. Crime is down. More people are literate than ever before. Less people are in extreme poverty. In short – the world is getting better. But, the news media tells a much bleaker story. Is negativity the media’s real bias, and has it distorted our view of the world? SOURCES & FURTHER READING Pinker’s new book https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/317051/enlightenment-now-by-steven-pinker/9780525427575/ Our World in Data (great source for positive trends) https://ourworldindata.org/ Most people think the world is getting worse https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/08/good-news-the-world-is-getting-better-bad-news-you-were-wrong-about-how-things-have-changed Soroka’s “Attention to Negative News” http://www.snsoroka.com/negnews.html New Yorker’s Are Things Getting Better or Worse? https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/07/23/are-things-getting-better-or-worse Kenny’s A World to Be Thankful For https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2016/11/thanksgiving-global/508646/ CREDITS Writer: Louis Foglia Editor: m.cho Researcher: Page Ellerson Supervising Producer: Allison Brown Follow Beme on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bemenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemeapp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/
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Putin’s Spy Games, Suspicious “Suicides,” and Creative Murders
 
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The poison attack on Sergei Skripal, a former Russian spy living in the UK, shocked the world. It shouldn’t have. Many of Vladimir Putin’s enemies wind up dead. Some of the assassinations are pretty…creative. Lou explains. Sources and Further Reading: **Update on Glushkov death: https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/16/594330084/russian-nikolai-glushkovs-death-in-london-was-a-murder-police-say Latest on Skripal attempted murder: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43315636 Buzzfeed Investigaton: https://www.buzzfeed.com/heidiblake/from-russia-with-blood-14-suspected-hits-on-british-soil?utm_term=.ut8v946a2z#.vaKd4VLM3v Luke Hardings book on Litvinenko’s Murder: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/apr/30/very-expensive-poison-luke-harding-review-litvinenko-murder More on Berezovsky’s death: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2013-04-04/the-mysterious-death-of-russian-oligarch-boris-berezovsky More on Puncher’s death: http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/14925411.Nuclear_scientist_who_investigated_Litvinenko_death_killed_himself_after__mood_change__following_Russia_weapons_trip/ More on Young’s death: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jul/16/scot-young-inquest-property-tycoon-under-huge-stress-before-death More on Williams’ death: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11952973/Spy-in-bag-Gareth-Williams-was-murdered-by-Russian-hitmen-after-sexual-photo-blackmail-plot.html More on Curtis’ death: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5495003/British-boss-oil-firm-killed-Russians-friend-claims.html More on Perepilichnyy’s death: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/01/the-poison-flower/508736/ More on Lesin’s death: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/police-report-on-2015-death-of-russian-political-aide-details-days-of-drinking/2017/12/04/8142afea-d925-11e7-a841-2066faf731ef_story.html?utm_term=.cdd2b144dc86 Luke Harding’s book on Russia’s psychological games: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2011/oct/21/mafia-state-luke-harding-review Diplomat framed by Russia: http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/09/24/russia.us.sextape/ Putin’s war on journalists: https://www.gq.com/story/journalism-in-vladimir-putins-russia CREDITS Writer: Louis Foglia Editor: m.cho Researcher: Dushyant Naresh Follow Beme on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemeapp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beme/
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America's AI War with China
 
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A US-China trade war might be on the horizon, but a darker technological war has already been brewing - the fight over Artificial Intelligence. Lou looks into how both the US and China have been advancing their own AI, and the deeper implications of this new-age tech war. Sources & Further Reading: As China Marches Forward on A.I., the White House Is Silent https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/12/technology/china-trump-artificial-intelligence.html China’s Plan to ‘Lead’ in AI: Purpose, Prospects, and Problems https://www.newamerica.org/cybersecurity-initiative/blog/chinas-plan-lead-ai-purpose-prospects-and-problems/ Chinese theft of sensitive US military technology is still a 'huge problem,' says defense analyst https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/08/chinese-theft-of-sensitive-us-military-technology-still-huge-problem.html Eric Schmidt on AI http://www.businessinsider.com/eric-schmidt-on-artificial-intelligence-china-2017-11 “Artificial Intelligence and National Security”, Greg Allen & Taniel Chan (pdf) https://www.belfercenter.org/sites/default/files/files/publication/AI%20NatSec%20-%20final.pdf Google Employees “Outraged” Their Tech Is Being Used To Build Better Killing Machines https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/03/google-employees-outraged-their-tech-is-being-used-to-build-better-killing-machines Tech As We Know It Would Not Exist Without Immigrants https://www.wired.com/story/tech-as-we-know-it-would-not-exist-without-immigrants/ CREDITS Writer: Louis Foglia Editor: m.cho Researcher: Dushyant Naresh Follow Beme on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemeapp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beme/
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Making rent in Silicon Valley
 
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The promise of Silicon Valley’s gig economy can sound appealing - like freedom from a corporate schedule, opportunities to make any idea a reality... In reality, blue collar independent contractors at tech companies like Facebook and Google work long hours for low pay and struggle to make rent in an area where the average one bedroom goes for over $2,000 a month. Neha visits the Silicon Valley area to learn how gig economy workers are making ends meet in the most expensive area of the country. We reached out to Facebook, Google and the security company Allied Universal several times for comment. Facebook was the only one who responded. Below is their statement: Statement: “Our vendor workers are valued members of our community. We are committed to providing a safe, fair, work environment to everyone who helps Facebook bring the world closer together, including vendor employees and contingent workers.”– Facebook Spokesperson SOURCES & FURTHER READING Tech’s Invisible Workforce https://wpusa.org/files/reports/TechsInvisibleWorkforce.pdf Tech's top five now worth more than $3 trillion http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/31/investing/apple-google-alphabet-microsoft-amazon-facebook-tech/index.html California's top court makes it more difficult for employers to classify workers as independent contractors http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-independent-contract-20180430-story.html CREDITS Producer: Neha Shastry Camera: Ilie Mitaru Editor: Michelle Pomeroy Supervising Producer: Allison Brown Follow Beme on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bemenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemeapp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/
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16 Years Of War
 
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Sign up for Beme Panels: https://beme.com/ The world has changed in countless ways since 2001, but one thing has stayed the same: America is at war in Afghanistan. Sources: Remarks by President Trump on the Strategy in Afghanistan and South Asia https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/08/21/remarks-president-trump-strategy-afghanistan-and-south-asia Afghanistan: 16 years, thousands dead and no clear end in sight http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/21/asia/afghanistan-war-explainer/index.html Pew: Changing Attitudes on Gay Marriage http://www.pewforum.org/fact-sheet/changing-attitudes-on-gay-marriage/ Gallup: Legal Marijuana stats http://www.gallup.com/poll/196550/support-legal-marijuana.aspx Gallup: Religion stats http://www.gallup.com/poll/1690/religion.aspx Gallup: Abortion stats http://www.gallup.com/poll/1576/abortion.aspx U.S. & World Census data: https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/US/PST045216 https://www.census.gov/main/www/cen2000.html https://www.census.gov/population/international/data/worldpop/table_population.php Measles deaths plummet https://www.unicef.org/immunization/index_25339.html 2015 World Population Data Sheet http://www.prb.org/pdf15/2015-world-population-data-sheet_eng.pdf Follow Beme! Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemeapp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beme/
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Universal basic income: money for nothing
 
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UBI... Silicon Valley entrepreneurs like Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg support it. Some economists claim it can end poverty. It’s been touted as a solution to income inequality and a bloated welfare state. It’s even been endorsed by thought leaders across the political spectrum. But, is Universal Basic Income too good to be true? Will it foster laziness and dependency? And, who the hell is going to pay for it? SOURCES & FURTHER READING Andrew Yang for President https://www.yang2020.com/ Yang’s Universal Basic Income proposal https://www.yang2020.com/what-is-ubi/ Widerquist on cost of UBI https://www.progress.org/articles/how-much-does-ubi-cost Widerquist on history of UBI https://www.opendemocracy.net/beyondslavery/karl-widerquist/basic-income-s-third-wave Cass on problems with UBI https://www.nationalreview.com/2016/06/universal-basic-income-ubi-terrible-idea/ Two Contrasting Views on UBI https://www.wsj.com/articles/universal-basic-income-two-contrasting-views-on-free-money-1521194401 The Case for UBI https://inequality.org/great-divide/argument-universal-basic-income/ Fear of automation is overblown https://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/the-monitors-view/2017/0512/When-fear-of-automation-is-too-robotic CREDITS Writer: Louis Foglia Editor: Page Ellerson Researcher: Dushyant Naresh Supervising Producer: Allison Brown Follow Beme on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bemenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemeapp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/
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China's trillion dollar plan for world domination
 
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Through the One Belt, One Road Initiative, China has promised trillions of dollars to dozens of countries across the world. Lou explains that it's all consistent with China's ambition to be the most powerful player on the world stage. SOURCES & FURTHER READING The Belt and Road Initiative: Country Profiles http://china-trade-research.hktdc.com/business-news/article/The-Belt-and-Road-Initiative/The-Belt-and-Road-Initiative-Country-Profiles/obor/en/1/1X000000/1X0A36I0.htm Behind China’s $1 Trillion Plan to Shake Up the Economic Order https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/13/business/china-railway-one-belt-one-road-1-trillion-plan.html Moody’s highlights fears over Belt and Road’s credit risks https://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/2111894/moodys-highlights-fears-over-belt-and-roads-credit-risks Chinese infrastructure: The big picture https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/winning-in-emerging-markets/chinese-infrastructure-the-big-picture What the World’s Emptiest International Airport Says About China’s Influence https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/13/magazine/what-the-worlds-emptiest-international-airport-says-about-chinas-influence.html China’s “debt trap” is even worse than we thought https://qz.com/1317234/chinas-debt-trap-in-sri-lanka-is-even-worse-than-we-thought/ Pakistan’s Gwadar Port: A New Naval Base in China’s String of Pearls in the Indo-Pacific https://www.csis.org/analysis/pakistans-gwadar-port-new-naval-base-chinas-string-pearls-indo-pacific Why Washington Should Accept the New Silk Road https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/asia/china-s-infrastructure-play Malaysia halts $22bn in China-backed deals https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/07/malaysia-halts-22-billion-china-backed-deals-180705140537453.html CREDITS Writer: Louis Foglia Editor: m.cho Researcher: Dushyant Naresh Supervising Producer: Allison Brown Follow Beme on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bemenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemeapp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/
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Free Homes for the Homeless
 
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Fighting homelessness might be simpler – and cheaper – than you think. Lou explains the Housing First approach and why giving free homes to the homeless benefits everybody. Sources & Further Reading: Evicted, by Matthew Desmond: http://www.evictedbook.com/ More on Housing First: https://www.hudexchange.info/resources/documents/Housing-First-Permanent-Supportive-Housing-Brief.pdf Study of “Pathways to Housing” in NYC: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10737824 Chicago Hospital Providing Housing: http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-hospitals-house-homeless-0114-story.html European Countries & Housing First: http://housingfirsteurope.eu/guide/what-is-housing-first/housing-first-in-europe/ US Government spending on Homelessness: https://www.usich.gov/resources/uploads/asset_library/fy2017-homelessness-assistance-budget.pdf Cost of Homelessness to US Taxpayer: https://endhomelessness.org/resource/ending-chronic-homelessness-saves-taxpayers-money/ Homelessness & Hospital Visits: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4046466/ Homelessness in UK: https://www.crisis.org.uk/ending-homelessness/about-homelessness/ Alcoholism & Drug Addiction Among Homeless: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2592351/ Mental Illness Among Homeless: http://www.nationalhomeless.org/factsheets/Mental_Illness.pdf Music Sample: Childish Gambino - Redbone CREDITS Writer: Louis Foglia Editor: m.cho Researcher: Dushyant Naresh Follow Beme on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemeapp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beme/
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The family drama overshadowing Peruvian politics
 
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Alberto Fujimori is Peru’s most controversial figure. The former president – considered a corrupt dictator by some - was convicted of human rights abuses and sentenced to twenty-five in prison. But many Peruvians see him as a hero – a strong leader that vanquished terrorism and improved the economy. Last year he was pardoned. This year the pardon was reversed. Oh, and his children are two of the most powerful politicians in the country. SOURCES & FURTHER READING Peru’s Truth & Reconciliation Commission https://www.usip.org/publications/2001/07/truth-commission-peru-01 The Rise and Fall of Shining Path http://www.coha.org/the-rise-and-fall-of-shining-path/ Background on Shining Path https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/shining-path-tupac-amaru-peru-leftists The Downfall of PPK https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-downfall-of-pedro-pablo-kuczynski-and-the-future-of-peru CREDITS Writer: Louis Foglia Editor: m.cho Researcher: Dushyant Naresh Supervising Producer: Allison Brown Follow Beme on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bemenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemeapp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/
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Many Japanese Wear Face Masks, Should You?
 
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It's flu season. Lou doesn't want the flu - which got him thinking, should he be wearing a face mask? Sources/Learn More: Mitsutoshi Horii - http://chaucercollege.academia.edu/MitsutoshiHorii The Use of Facemasks to Prevent Respiratory Infection - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4293989/ Clinical Trial of Mark Use in Households to Prevent Respiratory Virus Transmission - http://www.ijidonline.com/article/S1201-9712(08)01008-4/pdf Why do Japanese Wear Masks? - http://www.japanesestudies.org.uk/ejcjs/vol14/iss2/horii.html CDC Influenza Report - https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/index.htm CDC Everyday Preventative Actions - https://www.cdc.gov/nonpharmaceutical-interventions/personal/index.html 1918 Influenza - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3291398/ CREDITS Writer: Louis Foglia Editor: m.cho Researcher: Dushyant Naresh Follow Beme on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemeapp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beme/ Beme: https://beme.com/
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China Is Scoring Its Citizens. And Evicting The Poorest.
 
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The Chinese government is evicting thousands of people with little notice and quickly knocking down their homes. It's all part of a years long effort to rid the country's biggest cities of the poor. Beijing forces migrant workers from their homes in 'savage' demolitions - http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/08/asia/china-migrant-workers-evictions-beijing/index.html Why Parts of Beijing Look Like a Devastated War Zone - https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/30/world/asia/china-beijing-migrants.html China: Beijing’s Migrant Construction Workers Abused - https://www.hrw.org/news/2008/03/12/china-beijings-migrant-construction-workers-abused China's great migration from 'Hukou Hell' - http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/07/world/asia/china-lu-stout-great-migration/index.html China’s desperate need for water is forcing the relocation of hundreds of thousands of people - https://qz.com/165223/chinas-desperate-need-for-water-is-forcing-the-relocation-of-hundreds-of-thousands-of-people/ Beijing evictions of migrant workers stir widespread anger - http://beta.latimes.com/sns-bc-as--china-migrants-evicted-20171128-story.html Sign up for Beme Panels on Google Play and the App Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.beme.app.android https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/beme-panels/id1274516645 Follow Beme on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemeapp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beme/ Beme: https://beme.com/
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Liars, hypocrites, and why none of it matters
 
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We’re in the age of the argument, and charges of hypocrisy have overrun our political and cultural discourse. But Lou wonders – does it matter if people are genuine? And are we getting distracted by unimportant character issues? SOURCES & FURTHER READING Why Do We Hate Hypocrites? http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0956797616685771 Effron’s study on hypocrisy and culture https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S002210311730361X Effron’s study on paying a price for past misdeeds http://isiarticles.com/bundles/Article/pre/pdf/40232.pdf Talisse & Aikens on hypocrisy https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-truth-about-hypocrisy/ Talisse & Aikens on how to argue https://www.amazon.com/Why-Argue-How-Should-Disagreement/dp/0415859050 Aikens on the significance of hypocrisy https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1012620 Hypocrisy and Moral Authority https://jesp.org/index.php/jesp/article/view/224 Let Us Not Be Hypocritical (“The only unforgiveable sin”) https://www.jstor.org/stable/20024618 The Real Problem With Hypocrisy https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/13/opinion/sunday/the-real-problem-with-hypocrisy.html CREDITS Writer: Louis Foglia Editor: m.cho Researcher: Dushyant Naresh Supervising Producer: Allison Brown Follow Beme on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bemenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemeapp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/
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Inside the struggle for legal weed
 
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Marijuana is now legal in California – but the weed industry is going through serious growing pains. A costly permitting process, a thriving black market, and a rigorous testing process are making the new policy difficult to adapt to. For the farmers who have been growing this plant off the grid for decades, the struggle to become mainstream business owners is real. And, for local law enforcement, there is a new black market to fight. Neha visits northern California to look at how the cannabis industry is evolving. SOURCES & FURTHER READING California’s Cannabis Regulations https://cannabis.ca.gov/cannabis-regulations/ An Emerging Crisis: Barriers to Entry in California Cannabis https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/emeraldgrowers/pages/3249/attachments/original/1519106158/An_Emerging_Crisis.pdf?1519106158 The U.S Legal Marijuana Industry is Booming https://money.cnn.com/2018/01/31/news/marijuana-state-of-the-union/ CREDITS Producer: Neha Shastry Camera: Ilie Mitaru, Zack Haskell Editor: Nick Blatt Supervising Producer: Allison Brown Follow Beme on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bemenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemeapp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/
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Ads suck. Are ad blockers worse?
 
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Ad-blockers have created an existential crisis for the internet, so Google and Facebook are fighting back. But are they fighting fair? Lou wonders how we got here in the first place and ponders the ethics of ad-blocking with an Oxford philosopher and YouTuber Casey Neistat. Sources & Further Reading: Growth of Ad Blockers: https://www.emarketer.com/Article/Ad-Blocker-Use-Grows-Publishers-Face-New-Challenges/1016076 Dr. Douglas on Morality/Ethics of Ad Blocking: http://blog.practicalethics.ox.ac.uk/2015/10/whats-the-moral-difference-between-ad-blocking-and-piracy/ Kantian Ethics: http://www.csus.edu/indiv/g/gaskilld/ethics/kantian%20ethics.htm Google, Facebook & the Ad Industry: https://www.emarketer.com/Article/Google-Facebook-Tighten-Grip-on-US-Digital-Ad-Market/1016494 Google on Chrome Update: https://support.google.com/webtoolsanswer/7308033?hl=en https://blog.chromium.org/2018/02/how-chromes-ad-filtering-works.html Banned Ads (via Coalition for Better Ads): https://www.betterads.org/standards/ Electronic Frontier Foundation on Google’s Ad Filter: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/02/chromes-ad-filter-much-ado-about-nothing Josh Marshall on Clickbait: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/theres-a-digital-media-crash-but-no-one-will-say-it CREDITS Writer: Louis Foglia Editor: m.cho Researcher: Dushyant Naresh Follow Beme on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemeapp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beme/
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This Haircut Could Change His Life
 
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Can one haircut change a life? Chris meets a barber in Philly who gives free haircuts to his city’s homeless. Paying it forward -- one fresh cut at at time. Haircuts 4 Homeless GoFundMe - https://www.gofundme.com/4vd1mdk Brennon Jones’ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/haircut4homeless/?hl=en Brennon Jones’ FB - https://www.facebook.com/B.JawuanJones?hc_ref=ART8-D0-g4DJnoI0QrVa93m_hpGwn8Ryh3ZJMepXj7y8TUHqnpnW5TRm3M9mYZgrP4A Sign up for Beme Panels on Google Play and the App store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.beme.app.android https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/beme-panels/id1274516645 Follow Beme! Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemeapp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beme/
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A purge in Romania
 
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An anti-corruption movement has swept through Romania. Thousands have been convicted – including some of the country’s most powerful politicians and business leaders. But, critics claim prosecutors are engaging in a political witch hunt. Citizens on both sides of the issue have recently held massive rallies. In early August, nearly 500 anti-government demonstrators were injured. CORRECTION: At 6:05, we show a picture of Victor Ponta that incorrectly implies that he was president. He was never president. He was prime minister. SOURCES & FURTHER READING Basham on Romania’s “anti-corruption mania”: https://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/05/opinion/romanias-anti-corruption-mania.html “Fighting corruption with con tricks”: https://henryjacksonsociety.org/publications/fighting-corruption-with-con-tricks-romanias-assault-on-the-rule-of-law/ More on August 2018 anti-government protests: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/11/romania-second-night-of-protests-after-450-injured-in-clashes More on February 2017 anti-government protests: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/12/world/europe/romania-bucharest-protests-corruption.html More on Kovesi’s firing: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/09/world/europe/romania-prosecutor-fired.html More on proposed changes to corruption laws: https://www.dw.com/en/romanias-parliament-passes-bill-to-weaken-corruption-rules/a-44531333 More on accusations of parallel state: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/17/world/europe/romania-corruption-prosecutors.html CREDITS Writer: Louis Foglia Editor: m.cho Researcher: Page Ellerson Supervising Producer: Allison Brown Follow Beme on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bemenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemeapp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/
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Erasing Hate - One Tattoo at a Time
 
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James Brassfield was a prominent member of a prison gang while he was incarcerated, and since being released, has worked to change his life-- but there’s one thing standing in his way. James has a gang tattoo that affiliates him with his former self. Neha joins James on his journey of transformation as he confronts his past, and visits a tattoo artist who can help. Further reading: Sherwood Tattoo Artist Offers to Cover Up Gang Tattoos for Free http://www.arkansasmatters.com/news/local-news/sherwood-tattoo-artist-offers-to-cover-up-racist-gang-ink-for-free/888722123 Why Prisoners join Gangs: https://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2014/11/economist-explains-7 How Gangs took over Prison: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/10/how-gangs-took-over-prisons/379330/ Producer: Neha Shastry DP: Zachary Haskell Editor: Jeremy Rocklin Supervising Producer: Allison Brown Follow Beme on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemeapp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beme/
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5 Days After an Assassination in Rio
 
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The murder of progressive Brazilian politician Marielle Franco has captured attention around the world. Her work drew comparisons to Black Lives Matter and other human rights movements. In Rio de Janeiro, her death sparked outrage and brought thousands of people into the streets to protest. We spoke to her sister, her community, PSOL leader Marcelo Freixo, and Colonel Roberto Itamar of the federal intervention to learn more. Sources & Further Reading: Military Injunction: Brazil Army to Take Over Security in Rio de Janeiro Amid Violent Crime Wave https://www.wsj.com/articles/brazil-army-to-take-over-security-in-rio-de-janeiro-amid-violent-crime-wave-1518787578 Marielle Franco: Marielle Franco - twitter https://twitter.com/mariellefranco A black female politician was gunned down in Rio. Now she’s a global symbol. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/a-black-female-politician-was-gunned-down-in-rio-now-shes-a-global-symbol/2018/03/19/98483cba-291f-11e8-a227-fd2b009466bc_story.html?utm_term=.d22410932110 Thousands march in Brazil after murder of activist councilwoman https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-violence/thousands-march-in-brazil-after-murder-of-activist-councilwoman-idUSKCN1GR2BA Military Injunction: Brazil Army to Take Over Security in Rio de Janeiro Amid Violent Crime Wave https://www.wsj.com/articles/brazil-army-to-take-over-security-in-rio-de-janeiro-amid-violent-crime-wave-1518787578 Credits: Producer: Marcia Reverdosa Producer: Gabriel Perera Camera: Kléber Leão Editor: Will Colby Supervising Producer: Allison Brown 2nd Camera: Marcelo Barbosa Sound: Fabio Carneiro Leão, Jussimar Teixeira Follow Beme on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemeapp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beme/
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This Is How You Bribe A Politician
 
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The corruption trial of Sen. Bob Menendez ended in a hung jury. But one thing that emerged from the case: it's really easy to bribe a politician. Lou explains how they get away with it. Indictment of Sen. Robert Menendez and Salomon Melgen - https://www.washingtonpost.com/apps/g/page/politics/indictment-of-sen-robert-menendez-and-salomon-melgen/1651/ Menendez case ends in mistrail - https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/16/nyregion/senator-robert-menendez-corruption.html?_r=0 Dr. Salomon Melgen Medicare Fraud Scheme - https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdfl/pr/south-florida-doctor-convicted-sixty-seven-criminal-counts-related-medicare-fraud Law of bribery of public officials and witnesses - https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/201 Survey: American public’s trust in government - http://www.people-press.org/2017/05/03/public-trust-in-government-remains-near-historic-lows-as-partisan-attitudes-shift/ McDonnell vs. United States - https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/wdbqy4/how-to-legally-bribe-a-governor-according-to-mondays-scotus-ruling McDonnell & Menendez political corruption - http://beta.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-menendez-mcdonnell-20171018-story.html Sign up for Beme Panels on Google Play and the App store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.beme.app.android https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/beme-panels/id1274516645 Follow Beme! Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemeapp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beme/
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FCC’s Guide To Ruining The Internet
 
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The FCC is about to kill Net Neutrality. That means the internet will get worse. It’s sad and it sucks. But this video is kind of fun! Let the FCC know how you feel: http://bit.ly/2qHNb2E Net Neutrality: What you need to know now - https://www.savetheinternet.com/net-neutrality-what-you-need-know-now What is Net Neutrality - https://www.aclu.org/issues/free-speech/internet-speech/what-net-neutrality 13 things you need to know about FCC’s Net Neutrality regulation - https://www.cnet.com/news/13-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-fccs-net-neutrality-regulation/ The Open Internet - https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/open-internet Ajit Pai FCC Chairman - https://www.fcc.gov/about/leadership/ajit-pai FCC Plans December Vote To Kill Net Neutrailty Rules - https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-15/killing-net-neutrality-rules-is-said-readied-for-december-vote Ajit Pai Claims Net Neutrality Rules Have Stifled Broadband Investments - https://www.freepress.net/blog/2017/05/17/sorry-chairman-pai-your-investment-numbers-dont-add Sign up for Beme Panels on Google Play and the App store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.beme.app.android https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/beme-panels/id1274516645 Follow Beme! Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemeapp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beme/
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Kids, Guns, and Baltimore
 
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The March for Our Lives rally called for an end to school shootings. But in the city of Baltimore, gun violence remains an everyday threat for many kids. It’s been three years since Freddie Gray’s death in police custody spurred an uprising in the city’s most violent neighborhood. Chris travels there to meet a community outreach worker on a mission to prevent young people from becoming victims of gun violence. Sources & Further Reading: Three teens were shot in Baltimore on the same day youth rallied against gun violence in Washington: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/bs-md-ci-teen-shootings-20180326-story.html 2017 homicide data provide insight into Baltimore's gun wars, police say http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/bs-md-ci-2017-homicide-data-breakdown-20180103-story.html Beyond Parkland and other mass shootings, children are wounded and killed by guns daily: Study http://abcnews.go.com/US/parkland-mass-shootings-children-wounded-killed-guns-daily/story?id=53197811 Childhood Firearm Injuries in the United States http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2017/06/15/peds.2016-3486 CREDITS Producer: Chris James Camera: Jeremy Moorhead Editor: Will Colby Supervising Producer: Allison Brown Follow Beme on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemeapp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beme/
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Why Are Grandparents Running America?
 
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America's political leaders are old AF. We travelled to Michigan to speak with one of the youngest state legislators in the country, and found two high school students in Kansas who are running for governor. Sources: Jewell Jones - Michigan House Democrats https://housedems.com/jones Public Trust in Government: 1958-2017 http://www.people-press.org/2017/05/03/public-trust-in-government-1958-2017/ Lawless, Jennifer L. And Fox, Richard L. Running from Office: Why Young Americans are Turned Off to Politics. Oxford University Press, 2015 https://global.oup.com/academic/product/running-from-office-9780199397655?cc=us&lang=en& US population breakdown: https://censusreporter.org/profiles/01000US-united-states/ Membership of 115th Congress https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44762.pdf Fast Facts about American Governors http://governors.rutgers.edu/on-governors/us-governors/fast-facts-about-american-governors/ Wide Partisan Gaps in U.S. Over How Far the Country Has Come on Gender Equality http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2017/10/18/wide-partisan-gaps-in-u-s-over-how-far-the-country-has-come-on-gender-equality/ Public Views About Guns http://www.people-press.org/2017/06/22/public-views-about-guns/#age Older Americans More Concerned About North Korea Nuclear Arsenal http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/04/05/americans-hold-very-negative-views-of-north-korea-amid-nuclear-tensions/ Support for marijuana legalization continues to rise http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/10/12/support-for-marijuana-legalization-continues-to-rise/ US National Debt: https://goo.gl/gQyoqQ Americans’ views of immigrants marked by widening partisan, generational divides http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/04/15/americans-views-of-immigrants-marked-by-widening-partisan-generational-divides/ Third teen joins Kansas governor’s race http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article175956836.html Sign up for Beme Panels on Google Play and the App store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.beme.app.android https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/beme-panels/id1274516645 Follow Beme! Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemeapp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beme
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Should the future be cashless?
 
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If all our transactions went digital, how would that impact privacy, crime, convenience, and cost? Lou explores the pros and cons of a cashless society, and how a move away from cash in India and Sweden may offer some clues. SOURCES & FURTHER READING Bhaskar Chakravorti on India’s demonetization https://hbr.org/ideacast/2018/06/when-india-killed-off-cash-overnight Bhaskar Chakravorti on hidden expenses related to cash https://hbr.org/2014/06/the-hidden-costs-of-cash Brett Scott on banks “nudging” us towards going cashless https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jul/19/cashless-society-con-big-finance-banks-closing-atms Interview with Kenneth Rogoff on The Curse of Cash https://www.npr.org/2016/09/01/492288888/the-curse-of-cash-makes-case-for-a-world-without-paper-money Cashless privacy risks and Operation Choke Point https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/04/cashless-society/477411/ Haigh’s paper on the origins of the “cashless society” notion https://www.cambridge.org/core/services/aop-cambridge-core/content/view/C043B7864C290051B7210F1BA168EDC7/S1467222700000057a.pdf/how_the_future_shaped_the_past_the_case_of_the_cashless_society.pdf Study on how people are willing to pay more with credit over cash https://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A:1008196717017 CREDITS Writer: Louis Foglia Editor: m.cho Researcher: Page Ellerson Supervising Producer: Allison Brown Follow Beme on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bemenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemeapp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/
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