Snippets


Trotting the globe for thoughts, ideas, discussions, the next big thing and often uncovering the bizarre is the discourse of a day in the world of the Urban Rajah. These snippets have been collected to connect you with food for thought.





How police and the public can create safer neighborhoods together | Tracie Keesee

We all want to be safe, and our safety is intertwined, says Tracie Keesee, cofounder of the Center for Policing Equity. Sharing lessons she's learned from 25 years as a police officer, Keesee reflects on the public safety challenges faced by both the police and local neighborhoods, especially in the African American community, as well as the opportunities we all have preserving dignity and guaranteeing justice. "We must move forward together. There's no more us versus them," Keesee says.

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The simple genius of a good graphic | Tommy McCall

In a talk that's part history lesson, part love letter to graphics, information designer Tommy McCall traces the centuries-long evolution of charts and diagrams -- and shows how complex data can be sculpted into beautiful shapes. "Graphics that help us think faster, or see a book's worth of information on a single page, are the key to unlocking new discoveries," McCall says.

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How I became part sea urchin | Catherine Mohr

As a young scientist, Catherine Mohr was on her dream scuba trip -- when she put her hand right down on a spiny sea urchin. While a school of sharks circled above. What happened next? More than you can possibly imagine. Settle in for this fabulous story with a dash of science.

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"Afterneath" / "Killing Me" | Luke Sital-Singh

Luke Sital-Singh sings songs of love, longing and grief in this stirring performance of "Afterneath" and "Killing Me." "These are the songs I just never tire of hearing and I never tire of writing, because they make me feel less alone," Sital-Singh says.

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For recipes discoveries trends & secret suppers

It’s an epic day ahead with @SunderlandEats @sunderlanduni as we unveil our #Indianstreetkitchen come hungry there… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Ooh that’s an epic IndiCue menu keep grillin and thrillin, great work #tashtag @elioruk @GipsyMoth_Elior twitter.com/gipsymoth_elio…
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The two Asian tigers meet...India and China! #IndoChinese streetfood for lunch...treat those tastebuds with an… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Amazing work guys...a lunchtime feast, the best way to kickstart the month! twitter.com/DFradgers/stat…
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