Last week was GOOD for Republicans, BAD for Democrats, and UGLY for Facebookers. Trump’s victory had us searching far and wide to try to understand all of the ugly things showing up in protests and social media. We visited a protest where we talked to Muslim women holding up the sign “Muslims against Trump.” We phoned our Ugandan friend who had a lot to say about Trump’s victory on Facebook. Yes, there were a lot of ugly things last week, but we successfully found nuggets of good in the aftermath of this one-of-a-kind election.
Most people view “Empowered Women” as a talking point for Democrats, but for Evan McMullin’s running mate Mindy Finn, it’s largely a conservative issue. In fact, “Empowered Women” is the name of Mindy Finn’s non-profit organization. Mindy tells us how her non-profit gives women opportunities to be leaders, entrepreneurs, and even politicians. If she does in fact become the next Vice President of the United States, she plans to further her influence she has already had as founder of Empowered Women.
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Owning a solar panel can cut your energy bill, but guess what else will: inflating your tires. Dr. Jason Quinn gives us the pros and cons of renewable energy sources like nuclear, solar, wind, and hydro-power. His position on energy is shaped by his years of energy research as well as his love of the outdoors. This is part 2 of our series on energy. To see Jason’s TEDx talk, click here.
We know what politicians have been saying about Climate Change and Energy, but what do scientists say? In this week’s interview, Dr. Jason Quinn gives us a fresh perspective on climate change, fossil fuels, fracking, and biofuels. This is part one of a two part series on energy.
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Utah is now a swing state. A recent poll shows a three-way tie in Utah between Trump, Hillary, and the newbie in the race: Evan McMullin. All of this is the result some of the crazy things that have happened in the Republican Party in the last ten days.
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Tina Kyambadde is a manager for over 60 Ugandan artisans for Musana International. Musana is a company where artisans craft jewelry in Uganda which is sold in the US. Their slogan is “Jewelry for Change.” The money generated not only employs these Ugandan artisans, but it is used to ensure that these women have basic needs such as education for their children. Women in Uganda face many forms of gender inequality in the workplace and education. Tina is out to change that. She believes that “women need to know that the best way to develop the world is by empowering women.” And she’s pulled it off. Dozens of women working for Musana International have gone from bleak circumstances to complete self-reliance. For more information on Tina’s organization, or if you want to buy some of this hip jewelry yourself, visit MusanaIntl.com.
A deeper look into France in light of next month’s one-year anniversary of the November 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris.
Almost one year ago, millions of Facebook users put a French flag filter on their profile picture to show solidarity with the people of France in light of the terrorist attacks on November 13, 2015. As next month will be the one year anniversary of these terrorist attacks, we believe that 11/13 will be commemorated much like 9/11. As 11/13 remembrance day is approaching, Un-Uninformed has taken the opportunity to explore a little more about France. We talk about French Fries, French Toast, and French Kisses. But we dig even deeper. We look into the context of last year’s attacks. We even explore the longstanding love/hate relationship between America and France.
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A Presidential Mock Debate. The rules: only respond with Tweets.
Join the first episode of Un-Uninformed as Sean & Kendall do a mock debate of Hillary and Trump. The only provision is this: candidates must only use past tweets to respond to the moderator’s questions. This makes for a concise debate because responses are limited to Twitter’s 140-character limit.