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A Metropolis of 200 Million Termite Mounds Was Hidden in Plain Sight
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ITT EXTRA Midterms 2018: The Practice of Freedom
Just days ahead of the midterms, birthright citizenship is challenged and white supremacist rhetoric continues to plague the country. Maria and Julio talk to Dr. Eddie Glaude, Jr., a James S. McDonnell Distinguished University professor at Princeton University. They discuss the role POC communities will have in the upcoming election. ITT Staff Picks This Washington Post article explains the meaning of Roy Moore’s victory in Alabama’s special election for Senate in 2017, winning 63 percent of white women’s vote. From The Cut, how Brian Kemp has promoted voter suppression in Georgia. In Florida, climate change has become a key issue in these Midterms, Buzzfeed explains.
In The Thick
Aired 11 months ago 38:35
Episode 22: Practice, Pitfalls, and Possibilities
Welcome back to Season 4! In this latest episode, we take a look at data from immunotherapy clinical trials from several different angles and investigate the challenges associated presented by different combination partners, control arms, patient populations, biomarkers, line of therapy, etc. When important phase 3 readouts hit the newswires, inevitable questions follow: - Is the data practice changing? - Which regimen should be used with which patient population? - What happens on the Weds after the conference in the clinic when a new patient presents; will oncologists do anything differently? While it's nice to have several positive trial results, how do physicians go about making sense of them? What are some of the hidden pitfalls of cross-trial comparisons that we should watch out for and consider? Professor Tom Powles (Barts Cancer Centre, London) is our narrator for this show and walks us through various challenges and opportunities that both investigators and oncologists face. We explore various examples from recent randomised clinical trial results in lung, renal and bladder cancers, as well as metastatic melanoma. Along the way, we interview numerous experts who have treated cancer patients with several different types of therapy and participated in clinical trials, including Drs Roy Herbst (Yale), Hossein Borghaei (Fox Chase), Jack West (Swedish), Alan Sandler (Genentech) in lung cancer. Other specialists discuss the underlying science and practical aspects they have experienced to help illustrate the challenges and opportunities that the complexity in unravelling cancer presents and look at how emerging biomarkers can help. These include Professor Charles Swanton FRS and Dr Nicky McGranahan (UCL), Drs David Fabrizio (Foundation Medicine) and Kunle Odunsi (Roswell Park). We also touch on the future and how important 'big data' is becoming, not just in terms of clinical trials, but the possibilities that it offers for personalising therapy. Dr Lizzie Coker (now at Sanger Institute) explains how her work on developing a public repository is intended to empower basic scientists with big datasets and the value of social media for young researchers. You can find more information in the show notes on https://noveltargets.com © 2018 Blue Ice Publishing LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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Crossing the Line
Mexican officials and U.S. Customs and Border Protection are using a secret database to target journalists and advocates at the southern border. This week, On the Media speaks with a reporter on the list who was detained for questioning by Mexican authorities. Plus, what the Obama Library’s unique arrangement with the National Archives means for the future of presidential history. And, the grotesque origins of segregation. 1. Mari Payton [@MariNBCSD], reporter at NBC 7 in San Diego, and Kitra Cahana, freelance photojournalist, on the secret government database of immigration reporters and advocates. Listen. 2. Tim Naftali [@TimNaftali], historian at New York University and former director of the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, and Louise Bernard, director of the museum at the Obama Presidential Center, on the Obama Foundation's decision to curate its own presidential museum. Listen. 3. Steve Luxenberg [@SLuxenberg], author of Separate, on the history of Plessy v. Ferguson. Listen. Music in this week's show: Fallen Leaves by Marcos Ciscar Gormenghast by John Zorn With Plenty of Money and You by Hal Kemp And His Orchestra Let's Face This Music And Dance by Roy Fox And His Orchestra Wade in the Water by Charlie Haden and Hank Jones Get Back - Black, Brown And White by Big Bill Broonzy Moulin Rouge by Toots Thielemans
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