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Friday Nite Videos | October 15, 2021

The Real Reason the Economy Might Collapse | Robert Reich. Children’s Author Tells the True Story of Columbus’ Exploits. The Last Time the Globe Warmed. Fruits of Labor | PBS. The End of Oil, Explained | Vox + Netflix.

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The Real Reason the Economy Might Collapse | Robert Reich

The wealthy now own more of the economy than at any time since the 1920s. Meanwhile, millions in this country are barely scraping by.

Children’s Author Tells the True Story of Columbus’ Exploits

Oriel María Siu’s new children’s book explodes the myth of Christopher Columbus as a celebrated explorer and re-centers Indigenous narratives of how the Americas were colonized.

The Last Time the Globe Warmed

During the last great global warming, tropical forests flourished ... in the arctic. This warming is happening much faster than that one.

Fruits of Labor | PBS

When ICE raids threaten her family, Ashley, a Mexican-American teenager living in California, is forced to become the breadwinner, working days in the strawberry fields and nights at a food processing company.

The End of Oil, Explained | Vox + Netflix

As the planet warms, why is it so hard to turn away from fossil fuels, and can we do it in time? “The End of Oil, Explained,” narrated by Ethan Hawke.