Apr 23

California Drought Illustrated in Two Grim Photos

While the majority of America cursed the polar-like conditions that seemed to linger on throughout this winter, Californians couldn’t help but smile about their state’s warmer-than-average temperatures. But from Eureka to Lake Tahoe to San Diego, the reality was clear for citizens of the Golden State: day-after-day of sunshine was also a grim reminder that …

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Apr 21

Earth Day 2014: Time is Short

Just a few weeks ago, in time for Earth Day 2014, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a stern report warning that time is short to curb global warming. With only a few decades remaining to stave off environmental catastrophe, FORA.tv asks, what steps should be taken? Earth Day: Our Fragile …

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Apr 21

New York World’s Fair at 50: Is the Future Here Yet?

Fifty years ago, the 1964 New York World’s Fair opened in Flushing Meadows in the borough of Queens; a showcase of the consumer age and modernism as well as the strength of innovation–in particular, American innovation. Automakers displayed sleek new car designs, including the debut of the Ford Mustang. The Bell System introduced a videophone …

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Apr 19

420 National Weed Day as Pot Goes Public

Around the world today at 4:20 pm, the marijuana community will celebrate “420,” or National Weed Day, which takes place annually, appropriately on 4/20 — April 20. Another milestone as “Pot Goes Public.” 420 Celebrations With Colorado and Washington having passed marijuana legalization, and medical marijuana lawful in more then two dozen states, expectations are …

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Apr 18

Want to Upload Your Brain? How Johnny Depp’s ‘Transcendence’ Comes to Life

In his new movie Transcendence, Johnny Depp plays Dr. Will Caster– an artificial intelligence researcher whose consciousness is uploaded onto the Internet. Will, who becomes the target of luddite extremists, lays dying after being shot by a radiation-laced bullet. But with the help of a neurobiologist, his wife Evelyn (Rebecca Hall) transfers his brain to a supercomputer …

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Apr 17

According to Princeton Study, America is Now an Oligarchy

Earlier this month when the Supreme Court struck down yet another major provision in campaign finance law in FEC v. McCutcheon, many critics called the ruling the beginning of the end of democracy. In a interview with NPR, Fred Wertheimer of Democracy 21 said the decision would “create a new American political oligarchy.” While lamenting that the …

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Apr 16

420: Pot Goes Public — A Video Series from FORA.tv Studios

FORA.tv Studios presents Pot Goes Public, an original video series in time for “420,” April 20th, or Marijuana Appreciation Day. The series features different perspectives on the budding business for legal marijuana featuring exclusive interviews with the emerging industry’s key players. Programs include exclusive interviews hosted by Michael Montgomery, reporter for The Center for Investigative …

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Apr 16

Essential Viewing: FORA.tv Honors Autism Awareness Month

At the beginning of April, TIME published a round-up of its choice for the best longreads for Autism Awareness Month. The magazine called it “four stories about the disorder that everyone should read” which offer glimpse of what it is like for those individuals diagnosed with autism, as well as for the loved ones who …

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Apr 14

Generation Millennial Debate: Deserved or Deluded?

Not since “Generation X” have a group of young people come under such scrutiny. Millennials, the robust generational cohort born sometime between 1980 and the early 2000s are the research demographic du jour; under analysis of everyone from sociologists and economists to marketing executives and corporate recruiters. There are throwaway terms used to criticize Millennials, …

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Apr 14

Oaksterdam University’s Dale Sky Jones: End of Pot Prohibition Equals a Huge Business Opportunity

FORA.tv Studios is pleased to announce the debut of the video “Marijuana 101: Lessons from Oaksterdam” featuring an interview with Dale Sky Jones, Executive Chancellor of Oaksterdam University, an educational institution which provides training for the cannabis industry. The video is the third installment in the FORA.tv Studios original video series “Pot Goes Public.” End …

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