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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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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/
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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: 246530 BEME News
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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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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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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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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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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What's behind France's Yellow Vest movement?
 
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In France, the Yellow Vest movement is entering its second month of nationwide protests. It began after a fuel-tax was increased, but has since expanded and taken aim at a government seen as favoring privileged urbanites at the expense of the rural working class. Lou explains why Emmanuel Macron lost so much support so fast, and why unrest in France is the last thing the European Union needs. SOURCES & FURTHER READING Goldhammer on “The Yellow Vest Protests and the Tragedy of Emmanuel Macron” https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/france/2018-12-12/yellow-vest-protests-and-tragedy-emmanuel-macron Martin on “Shockwaves from French ‘yellow vest’ protests felt across Europe” https://theconversation.com/shockwaves-from-french-yellow-vest-protests-felt-across-europe-108578 New Yorker on “The Yellow Vests and Why There Are So Many Street Protests in France” https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/the-yellow-vests-and-why-there-are-so-many-street-protests-in-france Washington Post on “What France’s ‘yellow vests’ protests say about Emmanuel Macron” https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2018/12/05/what-frances-yellow-vests-protests-say-about-emmanuel-macron/ 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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The experience economy is coming
 
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Money can buy happiness - if you spend it the right way. Lou explains how millennial spending habits align with what social science tells us about well-being, and why spending money on experiences is way better than buying a material good. SOURCES & FURTHER READING We’ll Always Have Paris: The Hedonic Payoff from Experiential and Material Investments https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5394dfa6e4b0d7fc44700a04/t/547d571fe4b094d782c0e634/1417500738967/Gilovich+Kumar+%28in+press%29+Always+Have+Paris+Advances.pdf To Do or to Have? That is the Question http://psych.colorado.edu/~vanboven/research/publications/vb_gilo_2003.pdf Kumar on the relationship between experiences and happiness https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S105774081400093X Materialism, experiential purchases, and social comparison https://www.psychologytoday.com/files/attachments/2557/howell-and-hill2009the-mediators-experiential-purchases.pdf McKinsey report: Cashing in on the US experience economy https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/private-equity-and-principal-investors/our-insights/cashing-in-on-the-us-experience-economy 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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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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Forced to work without pay at the TSA
 
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With no end in sight, the US government shutdown has officially entered its fourth week. Over 800,000 federal employees haven’t been paid due to a stalemate between Republicans and Democrats. Chris travels to Atlanta to meet a TSA officer on the brink of losing everything, and speaks with government workers at a rally in Washington DC, all with the same impassioned plea to lawmakers: “Do your job.” SOURCES & FURTHER READING: The government is STILL shut down https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/government-shutdown-january-2019/index.html The Longer the Shutdown Lasts, the More It Hurts the Economy http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/01/the-longer-the-shutdown-lasts-the-more-it-hurts-the-economy.html The warnings are getting starker: Trump's government shutdown is becoming catastrophic for the economy https://www.businessinsider.com/government-shutdown-trump-democrats-standoff-damaging-us-economy-2019-1 Georgia credit unions offer help to furloughed workers https://www.ajc.com/business/georgia-credit-unions-offer-help-furloughed-workers/liB9PpbaQiqYCnEvltjqKJ/ CREDITS Producer: Chris James Camera: Erik Ljung & Jeremy Moorhead Editors: Nick Blatt & Jesse Threatt Research: Dushyant Naresh & Isabela Quintero 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Beware of fake underdogs
 
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Pampered athletes, rich politicians, powerful businesses: everyone thinks they’re an underdog, even the obviously privileged. Lou explains why we’re so susceptible to the underdog effect and how it could damage democracy. SOURCES & FURTHER READING Vandello & Goldschmied on The Appeal of the Underdog https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0146167207307488 Vandello & Goldschmied on The Advantage of Disadvantage: Underdogs in the Political Arena https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01973530802659810 Frazier & Snyder on The Underdog Concept in Sports https://journals.humankinetics.com/doi/abs/10.1123/ssj.8.4.380?journalCode=ssj Slate on the Underdog Effect https://slate.com/technology/2010/04/why-do-we-love-to-root-for-the-underdog.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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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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Making millions from Fortnite
 
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Fortnite: Battle Royale has sparked a worldwide phenomenon since its release last year, and the game’s top streamers are earning millions of dollars. Chris chats with one of the game’s biggest players, TSM Myth, to find out what it takes to reach streaming stardom, and meets a family in Florida who recently decided to hire a Fortnite coach for their son. SOURCES & FURTHER READING Myth’s YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvQczq3aHiHRBGEx-BKdrcg Fortnite coaching https://www.gamersensei.com/games/fortnite-coaching 'Fortnite' just had its biggest month ever, with nearly 80 million people playing in August https://www.businessinsider.com/how-many-people-play-fortnite-stats-2018-2018-9 Parenting the Fortnite Addict https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/30/well/family/parenting-the-fortnite-addict.html CREDITS Producer: Chris James Camera: Will Colby, Martin Bustamante 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/
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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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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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Zimbabwe’s deadly struggle for democracy
 
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In Zimbabwe, a recent wave of protests has been met with a brutal government crackdown. Over a dozen demonstrators have been killed and hundreds more have been injured. This has all happened on the watch of President Emerson Mnangagwa, who came to office a year a half ago promising reform. Instead, he’s relied on the same repressive tactics of his predecessor, Robert Mugabe. Lou explains the history of violence and mismanagement in Zimbabwe and how it’s its led to the current popular uprising. SOURCES & FURTHER READING The Economist on Zimbabwe’s economic crisis prompts protests and repression - https://www.economist.com/middle-east-and-africa/2019/01/19/zimbabwes-economic-crisis-prompts-protests-and-repression The Atlantic on How to Kill a Country - https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2003/12/how-to-kill-a-country/302845/ The New Yorker on Robert Mugabe and the Destruction of Zimbabwe - https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2008/10/27/the-destroyer The Conversation on Three reasons why it’s all going so wrong for Mnangagwa - https://theconversation.com/zimbabwe-three-reasons-why-its-all-going-so-wrong-for-mnangagwa-111443 CSIS on Who’s Running the show in Zimbabwe - https://www.csis.org/analysis/whos-running-show-zimbabwe 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/bemenews Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/
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An uprising in Sudan
 
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Protest movements are springing up all across Sudan in an attempt to overthrow the corrupt and brutal President, Omar al-Bashir. Hundreds of citizens are being arrested, tortured, and murdered in broad daylight, with no apparent end in sight. Lou explains how anger over rising bread prices has escalated into a countrywide movement. SOURCES & FURTHER READING Mampilly: “Recent protests in Sudan are much more than bread riots” https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2018/12/28/recent-protests-in-sudan-are-much-more-than-bread-riots/ Eric Reeves’ research on Sudan http://sudanreeves.org/ Human Rights Watch: Security Forces Killing, Detaining Protesters in Sudan https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/01/07/sudan-security-forces-killing-detaining-protesters Amnesty International report on Sudan https://www.amnesty.org/en/countries/africa/sudan/report-sudan/ Sudanese child soldiers in Yemen https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/28/world/africa/saudi-sudan-yemen-child-fighters.html Dying in Darfur https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2004/08/30/dying-in-darfur 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/ #SudanProtests #SudanUprising
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is facial recognition technology too powerful?
 
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Facial recognition technology has prompted sharp debate. On the one hand, law enforcement groups say it can help locate missing children, solve crimes, and prevent terrorists attacks. On the other hand, critics worry it can lead to abusive government surveillance, corporate manipulation, and the end of privacy. Lou sorts out the pros and cons. SOURCES & FURTHER READING Lawfare Blog on the costs and benefits of facial recognition software https://www.lawfareblog.com/facial-recognition-software-costs-and-benefits Selinger and Hartzog on why Facial Recognition Is the Perfect Tool for Oppression https://medium.com/s/story/facial-recognition-is-the-perfect-tool-for-oppression-bc2a08f0fe66 World Economic Forum on how smart cities fight crime and terrorism https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/06/cities-crime-data-agile-security-robert-muggah/ Newsweek on how FBI uses FRT to fight crime https://www.newsweek.com/2016/04/29/fbi-biometrics-facial-recognition-next-generation-identification-449146.html 2016 Government Accountability Office report on Law Enforcement use of FRT https://www.gao.gov/assets/680/677099.pdf 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/bemenews Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/
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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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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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Fake News in Mexico
 
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A student movement, #YoSoy132, sought to tackle Mexico’s fake news problem. Lou explains its impact, and how politicians and corporate interests have destroyed Mexican media. Sources and further reading: 2018 Edelman Global Trust Barometer - http://cms.edelman.com/sites/default/files/2018-02/2018_Edelman_Trust_Barometer_Global_Report_FEB.pdf Prof. Marquez Ramirez Study - Change or continuity? The culture and practices of journalism in Mexico: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/261871868_Change_or_continuity_The_culture_and_practices_of_journalism_in_Mexico_2000-2007 Article 19 Report on Violence Against Journalists: https://www.article19.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Expression-Agenda-Report-2017-for-web-_30.11.17.pdf Freedom House Report on Mexico: https://freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-press/2017/mexico Buying Compliance: https://www.wan-ifra.org/system/files/field_article_file/SCMexENG_0.pdf Guardian exposé: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/jun/26/mexican-media-scandal-televisa-pri-nieto Columbia Journalism Review on Mexican Government Advertising: http://cms.edelman.com/sites/default/files/2018-02/2018_Edelman_Trust_Barometer_Global_Report_FEB.pdf New York Times on Mexican Government Advertising: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/25/world/americas/mexico-press-government-advertising.html Bloomberg on Mexican Government Advertising: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-01/-in-cash-obviously-mexican-media-is-hooked-on-political-money 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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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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Instagram ripped off Snapchat… so what?
 
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Instagram stole "stories" from Snapchat...but, everyone in Silicon Valley is a thief. If an idea is any good, it will likely be mimicked within a few months. Lou explains how tech companies get away with it, and what innovators can do to fight back. SOURCES & FURTHER READING Snapchat stock loses $1.3 billion after Kylie Jenner tweet http://money.cnn.com/2018/02/22/technology/snapchat-update-kylie-jenner/index.html?iid=EL Instagram on copying Snapchat https://techcrunch.com/2017/05/16/to-clone-or-not-to-clone/ Snapchat user growth stagnant amid redesign backlash http://money.cnn.com/2018/05/01/technology/snapchat-user-growth-redesign/index.html Don't Trust the VPN Facebook Wants You to Use https://www.wired.com/story/facebook-onavo-protect-vpn-privacy/ When Steve Met Bill: 'It was a kind of weird seduction visit' http://fortune.com/2011/10/24/when-steve-met-bill-it-was-a-kind-of-weird-seduction-visit/ Why Facebook’s earliest efforts to kill off Snapchat completely backfired https://www.recode.net/2018/2/17/17022586/facebook-snapchat-poke-clone-mark-zuckerberg-evan-spiegel-billy-gallagher Mark Zuckerberg couldn't buy Snapchat years ago, and now he's close to destroying the company https://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/12/how-mark-zuckerberg-has-used-instagram-to-crush-evan-spiegels-snap.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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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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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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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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How do we keep self driving cars from killing us?
 
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Autonomous vehicles aren’t just futuristic tech - they could solve some real world problems. The biggest one? Safety. A pedestrian is killed by a car roughly every 90 minutes in the United States. But is the solution to this problem, a driverless car? Neha meets up with Zoox and Luminar to see how they envision our driverless future. SOURCES & FURTHER READING The WIRED Guide to Self Driving Cars https://www.wired.com/story/guide-self-driving-cars/ Are Autonomous Cars Really Safer than Human Drivers? https://theconversation.com/are-autonomous-cars-really-safer-than-human-drivers-90202 After Uber Accident, Fewer People Want Self Driving Cars https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/After-Uber-accident-fewer-people-want-13159087.php Planes May Hold the Key for Self Driving Cars https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/27/tech/zoox-self-driving-car-safety/index.html CREDITS Producer: Neha Shastry Camera: Martin Bustamante and 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/
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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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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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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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