Hundreds of Pittsburgh-area nurses protest poor working conditions, threaten to strike

Hundreds of nurses rallied in the Pittsburgh area Tuesday, calling on their employer, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) of McKeesport, to recognize their union rights and negotiate a contract that would include more staff and better quality jobs. Nearly 170 nurses have been…

Hillary Getting Harvard Award For ‘Transformative Impact On Society’

Hillary Clinton will reportedly receive a prestigious award from Harvard University this week. Clinton will be presented with the Radcliffe Medal, which Harvard says is given to those whose life and work have had a “transformative impact on society,” The Associated Press reported. The former…

How Science Really Works

–Jeremy Baumberg, Professor of Nanoscience at the University of Cambridge, joins David to discuss his new book “The Secret Life of Science” -Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership -Support Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/davidpakmanshow -Donate via Bitcoin: 15evMNUN1g4qdRxywbHFCKNfdCTjxtztfj -Donate via Ethereum: 0xe3E6b538E1CD21D48Ff1Ddf2D744ea8B95Ba1930 -Donate via Litecoin: LhNVT9j5gQj8U1AbwLzwfoc5okDoiFn4Mt -Follow David on…

Michigan State settles with 332 Nassar victims for $500,000,000

On Wednesday, after two days of closed-door hearings, Michigan State University announced that it had reached a $500,000,000 settlement with the 332 victims of Larry Nassar’s abuse who have come forward. Half a billion dollars is a staggering amount of money to comprehend, but it’s…

America is plagued by a chronic misunderstanding of slavery and white supremacy

Several years ago, a group of students at Texas Tech University fanned out across their Lubbock campus and asked classmates three simple questions: “Who won the Civil War?,” “Who is our Vice President?,” and “Who did we gain our independence from?” Like a skit on…

Are We Actually Ready to Go to Mars?

–David Weintraub, Professor of Astronomy at Vanderbilt University and author of the book “Life on Mars: What to Know Before We Go,” joins David to discuss possible missions to Mars -Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership -Support Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/davidpakmanshow -Donate via Bitcoin: 15evMNUN1g4qdRxywbHFCKNfdCTjxtztfj -Donate via Ethereum:…

Woman who called cops on napping Yale grad student has a history of racially charged statements

The woman who called 911 to report that a Yale University student was taking a nap in a graduate student dorm has a history of making racially charged statements, and had also previously called police on another African American graduate student in the same building….

A black Yale grad student took a nap in her dorm’s common room, and a white woman called the cops

Four Yale University police officers were called to a graduate student dorm in downtown New Haven on Monday after one resident deemed another’s nap a situation worthy of dialing 911. Lolade Siyonbola, the sleep offender, captured her uncomfortable ensuing interactions with the officers on video….

The University of California workers strike just got even bigger

The University of California workers’ strike is expected to grow even larger on Tuesday. Two groups will join striking hospital workers, which include nurse aides, lab technicians, and custodians, in solidarity this week. More than 20,000 members of the University of California’s largest employee union…