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Osher on Demand

Welcome to Osher on Demand. Here, you can find a wide variety of online resources including virtual tours, local guides, curated articles, TED Talks, lectures recorded by our local Osher Institute presenters, lectures provided by other Osher Institutes across the country, and more!

Check back each week for new posts. To view more posts, visit the Osher on Demand archive.

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Recent Posts

Article: "'Frequent Fliers:' American Kestrels Take to the Skies in a New Study"
Article: "How Taiwanese Death Rituals Have Adapted for Families Living in the U.S."
Great Decisions Episode: "India Rising"
Audubon Society: Birds of Maine
Talks at Google: "Sadhguru: 'Developing an Inclusive Consciousness'"
Out of the Woods: A Live Play Reading Series

Earth Sciences, Life Sciences, and Environment

Audubon Society: Birds of Maine
Article: "Whales Get A Break As Pandemic Creates Quieter Oceans"
TED Talk: "Every Day You Live, You Impact the Planet"
Article: "The Case of the Missing Bacteria"
Article: "How We Discovered the Conditions Behind 'Slow Earthquakes' That Happen Over Weeks or Even Months"
Podcast Episode: "The Science Behind That Fresh Rain Smell"

Health and Well-Being

Talks at Google: "Sadhguru: 'Developing an Inclusive Consciousness'"
Article: "How Well is Telepsychology Working?"
Lecture: "Making Marriage Work"
TED Talk: "The New Science of Personalized Vaccines"
Talks at Google: "Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams"
Article: "Racial Disparities in the Time of COVID-19"

Philosophy, Arts, and Humanities

Lecture: "How To Speak by Patrick Winston"
Video: "Chew It Over with Jenna Wortham, Wesley Morris, and Samin Nosrat"
Sonoma Valley Authors Virtual Festival
Podcast Episode: "Playing Favorites: When Kindness Toward Some Means Callousness Toward Others"
Now Streaming: Bristol Old Vic at Home
TED Talk: "The Genius Behind Some of the World's Most Famous Buildings"

Physical Sciences, Technology, and Engineering

July 19, 2020: See the Moon and Five Planets Before Sunrise
How to See Comet NEOWISE
Video: "Titanium: The Metal That Made The SR-71 Possible"
Join an Interview with Boise Astronauts on June 24
Talks at Google: "Catch Me If You Can: Frank Abagnale"
Lecture: "Lessons from Space Quarantine"

Public Affairs, History, Business, and Current Events

Great Decisions Episode: "India Rising"
Osher Institute Lecture: "Why Do We Have the Electoral College? Should We?"
Article: "What British People in 1776 Really Thought of American Independence"
Osher Institute Lecture: "Finding Itself at Odds with the Neighbor: The Case of Ukraine and Russia"
The 1921 Tulsa Race Riot
Documentary: "True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality"

Community Resources

Boise Metro Chamber 2020 Civility Forum
Do Something Good: How You Can Help our Communities
Share Your COVID-19 Experience with the Boise City Department of Arts & History
Recipe Roundup with the Idaho Humanities Council
Local Grocery Delivery: Anderson Reserve
Find a Pen Pal with the Idaho Humanities Council

From the Osher Institute Community

Osher Institute Hike: Polecat Gulch
Meet the Advisory Board: Ralph Bild
The Fall 2020 Catalog is Online!
Meet the Advisory Board: Rod McLean
Fall 2020 Updates and Registration
Fall 2020 Catalog Coming Soon!
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