Cody’s Cuentos returns

¡Hola a todos! After a longer than expected hiatus, Cody’s Cuentos is finally back online.

codyscuentos_aacThanks to everyone for your patience to to those of you who have emailed asking where we were and when we would return. Also, “muchas


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Financial Reform in China
In the 6th of an annual series of lectures, Howard Davies reviews the development of the Chinese financial system over the last year. He has been a member of the International Advisory Board of the Chinese banking regulator since 2003 and has observed the dramatic changes in Chinese banks at first hand. The Chinese system has been remarkably insulated from the crisis. What does that mean for the future? Will China turn its back on free-market financial reform? Howard Davies is director of LSE. P
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Getting fiscal consolidation right: Lessons from Sweden
Faced with a record deficit and an accelerating debt, the UK will have to embark on a process of massive fiscal consolidation in order to bring public finances back to sustainability. How is this best done and what lessons can be learned from the Swedish experience of fiscal consolidation in the 1990s? Anders Borg is Minister for Finance in Sweden and has chaired the ECOFIN Council during the 2009 Swedish EU Presidency. He has previously worked as an advisor on monetary policy issues at the Swed
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Counting to Twenty Tennis Match With Big Bird
Big Bird and Tony Danza take part in a Sesame Street tennis match in. They count from 1-20 as the ball is hit back and forth. Big Bird wins the match after hitting the ball the 20th time. (1:48)
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How Does Your Memory Work? Pt.1
Humans remember facts, such as birthdays or shopping lists. The ability to travel back in time in your mind is, perhaps, your most remarkable ability. In a large part - your memory is you...
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Italian Artisans
Italy is known for artisan techniques dating back centuries. This video visits studios known for their silver and marble inlay. There is an informative narration.
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22 - Paradise XXVII, XXVIII, XXIX
This lecture focuses on Paradiso 27-29. St Peter's invective against the papacy from the heaven of the fixed stars is juxtaposed with Dante's portrayal of its contemporary incumbent, Boniface VIII, in the corresponding canto of Inferno. Recalls of infernal characters proliferate as the pilgrim ascends with Beatrice into the Primum Mobile. Bid to look back on the world below, Dante perceives the mad track of his uneasy archetype, Ulysses. Dante's remembrance of this tragic shipwreck at the ve
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How to Use Advanced Spraying Techniques
Take a fan brush with pigment and liquid medium-douce it so that the brush is dripping.  Take the fan brush-pull it back with your fingers and let it go to spray onto the canvas to make speckling.
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Alternative Energy

 A new wave of technologies is on the verge of producing energy that's clean, renewable, and most importantly, affordable. Solar energy is discussed.  Video shows a home that is totally solar and actually sells energy back to the power company.  Video discusses how it takes more than one person to get serious to help with alternative energy.  Ethanol power is discussed, how harvest left over’s, the stalk and stubble left on the
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Ku Klux Klan- A Secret History [8/9]
(Caution: Scenes of violence and insensitive racial language)THE 20TH CENTURY(TM) ventures back to the days of the Reconstruction South and through the landmarks in Klan history to tell the complete story of the most famous hate group in America. Discover how the six original Klansmen came together and chose their name. See how the release of America's first blockbuster movie spurred a resurgence in the KKK and how they expanded their target to include Jews, Catholics and immigrants as well as b
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British Democracy (pt. 1)
Former MP Benn gives a description of Democracy as it exists and describes efforts to take it away and to get it back. (While from a British point of view, it can easily be applied to American democracy.)

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British Democracy (pt. 4)
Former MP Benn gives a description of Democracy as it exists, how it was
gained, and describes efforts to take it away and to get it back.
(While from a British point of view, it can easily be applied to
American democracy.)

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Flood Plain and Higher Ground Habitats
In this video segment from NatureScene, take a tour of the Congaree Swamp National Park to learn about where the high-ground and floodplain environments meet. The boundary between dry and semi-saturated ground supports a diversity of plants, including loblolly pines and beech trees on higher ground, as well as understory plants such as doghobble and cinnamon fern. Decomposers like mushrooms, which are also understory plants, help to break down and cycle nutrients back into the soil. Plant habita
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Magic School Bus Goes On Air
Join Ms. Frizzle and the class as they shrink and get stuck inside an "empty" jar of air.  This Magic School Bus video will teach the following two concepts: (1) Air takes up space and pushes on everyting it touches.  and (2) If you squeeze air into a smaller space, the air pushes back with more pressure - air pressure. 22 minutes.
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Algae Biofuels

As America looks for new alternative fuel sources, biodiesel from algae offers a new and innovative solution.  America uses 180 billion gallons of oil for transportation systems and it is starting to harm the Earth.  Wind, solar, and hydrogen energy forms are impractical due to size, scale, and cost of locations.  This video discusses how the best alternative fuel is bio-fuel.  Ethanol’s from corn and crop based biodiesel have p
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Farm Restoration
A program in Minnesota is encouraging farmers to turn their farmlands into wetlands. This movie discusses the Reinvest in Minnesota program which encourages farmers to keep farming their profitable land, but to sell back their marginal land and allow it to turn back into wetlands to save wildlife. Run time 02:50.
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Gravi-Goo
Everyone knows that water can't flow uphill. Not so fast... when this goo is poured back and forth between two beakers, Gravi-Goo mysteriously siphons from the higher held beaker to the lower one. Maybe water can flow uphill. An explantation is provided.  Run time 02:59.
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How To Make a Battery From a Potato
Following on from Edison's first lightblub moment back in 1879, the OU's Stephen Serjeant experiments with an alternative power source - the humble potato. Video experiment explains the process and why you need more than one potato. Grades 5-12. Includes closed captioning.  2:31 min.
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Food Web Rap Song from Bill Nye
This short music video explains food webs and traces all food webs back to "vegetation", specifically the things needed during photosynthesis.  The is the ending music video to Bill Nye's full length video on Food Chains.  Run time (1:16)
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13th Century Astrolabe Demonstration
Rather than demo another new technology, Tom Wujec reaches back to one of our earliest but most ingenious devices -- the astrolabe. With thousands of uses, from telling time to mapping the night sky, this old tech reminds us that the ancient can be as brilliant as the brand-new. Run time 09:26.
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