Jung Chang Jon Halliday - Mao: The Unknown Story
In their new book "Mao: The Unknown Story" Jung Chang and Jon Halliday make an impassioned case for a reevaluation of Mao - as a tyrant worse than Stalin or Hitler. Based on a decade of research into previously untapped sources worldwide and on unprecedented interviews with Mao's inner circle and with virtually everyone outside China who had significant dealings with him, this book raises new questions about Mao's role in the rise and success of the Chinese Communist movement. Jung Chang is the
Episode 24 – It has a natural ringtone Since doing podcasts, I have become more aware of the soundscapes and rhythms of various environments. Can you guess this mystery sound? This may not work in non-audio medium like print, but try it anyway ... b’loop, b’loop... b’loop... ...b’loop, b’loop... That’s five items at the supermarket checkout. Okay can you guess this one? Kashunk, wrrrrr, kashunk ,wrrrrr, kashunk... That’s hand luggage rolling ov
Since doing podcasts, I have become more aware of the soundscapes and rhythms of various environments. Can you guess this mystery sound? This may not work in non-audio medium like print, but try it anyway ...
b’loop, b’loop... b’loop... ...b’loop, b’loop...
That’s five items at the supermarket checkout. Okay can you guess this one?
Kashunk, wrrrrr, kashunk ,wrrrrr, kashunk...
That’s hand luggage rolling ov
Narrated by Edward Everett Horton. Fractured Fairy Tale from the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, Saturday morning cartoons in the 1960s. Rumpelstiltskin is a PR man who does not succeed in his scheme to take the firstborn child of the queen and king. (5:35)
White British working class children make the worst progress in secondary school
Dr Steve Strand from the Warwick Institute of Education talks about his report which shows that white British children from working class backgrounds make the least progress compared to other ethnic groups at secondary school.
The Zimmermann Telegram
This is lesson plan aims to help students understand the causes of World War I and why the U.S. intervened. In January of 1917, British cryptographers deciphered a telegram from German Foreign Minister Arthur Zimmermann to the German Minister to Mexico, von Eckhardt, offering U.S. territory to Mexico in return for joining the German cause. This telegram helped draw the United States into the war.
A look at where today's strategic circumstances are and the position of the UK, and a look to the future. General Sir Mike Jackson's illustrious career in the British Army has spanned almost forty five years and all that time he has shown loyalty, courage and commitment to the British army whilst also being an undeniable media attraction. General Sir Mike Jackson is the best known British General of modern times. He retired in the autumn of 2006 after almost forty five years of service in the Br
This site provides a brief history of painting in Britain during the 18th and 19th centuries, when English artists began developing their own styles in marine, allegorical, and landscape painting. Paintings are organized in online tours of British conversation pieces and portraits, landscapes of Constable and Turner, the Royal Academy of Art, British and American grand manner portraits, and British and American history paintings.
Under the Redcoat
The Revolutionary War wasn't always a winning proposition for the colonists, explains Tim Sutphin. "Under the Redcoat" recalls the British occupation of Williamsburg.
The Transcontinental Railroad
In 1862, Congress passed and President Lincoln signed the Pacific Railroad Bill, which granted public land and funds to build a transcontinental railroad. The Central Pacific Railroad would lay tracks from California heading east, and the Union Pacific Railroad would lay tracks from the Missouri River west. The photograph taken in Placer County, "Grading the Central Pacific Railroad," shows some of the construction. Work on the railroad was physically difficult and at times dangerous, and attrac
Medicine Games: Malaria - Parasite
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! Malaria is one of the world's most common diseases, caused by a parasite that is transmitted to humans by a female mosquito's bite. The discovery of this parasite in mosquitoes earned the British scientist Ronald Ross the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1902. In 1907, Alphonse Laveran received the prize for his findings that the parasite was present in human blood. Prize awarded discovery or work! Take control of a
Medicine Games: Malaria - Mosquito
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! Malaria is one of the world's most common diseases, caused by a parasite that is transmitted to humans by a female mosquito's bite. The discovery of this parasite in mosquitoes earned the British scientist Ronald Ross the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1902. In 1907, Alphonse Laveran received the prize for his findings that the parasite was present in human blood. Take control of a mosquito and try to find a human
Art a GoGo Podcast #2
In podcast #2, we talk about the King Tut exhibition at LACMA, Tim Hawkinson, art in the news, and more... Please visit us at www.artagogo.com/blog for show notes.
Fact? or Fiction?
Highlights from the tenth annual Fact? or Fiction? event, hosted by Valerie Pringle and Howard Glassman. Fuelled by great food and beverages, guests compete for a fabulous prize in an exciting game of guess-the-artifact.
Historic Charleston's Religious and Community Buildings
explores Charleston's heritage by examining 42 historic places. More than 300 years of history are covered, including the Walled City of the British colony, the growth of the shipping industry and surrounding plantations, the city's role in the events leading up to the Civil War, the resurgence of the community during the late 19th century, and the establishment of one of the most complete and intact historic districts in the country.
21W.730-1 Expository Writing: Exploring Social and Ethical Issues through Film and Print (MIT)
This section of Expository Writing provides the opportunity for students- as readers, viewers, writers and speakers - to engage with social and ethical issues that they care deeply about. Through discussing selected documentary and feature films and the writings of such authors as Maya Angelou, Robert Coles, Charles Dickens, Barbara Ehrenreich, Martin Luther King, Jr., Jonathan Kozol, and Alice Walker, we will explore different perspectives on a range of social problems such as poverty, homeless
Iconic: Earl of Pembroke's Armour
Made in King Henry VIII’s royal workshop, this suit of armour is one of only three of its kind on display in the world. One of the ROM’s iconic objects, see the suit in the Samuel European Galleries.
Homecoming 2010 Recap
Check out some of the great events that took place during Homecoming 2010: Rock This Town! - including footage from the homecoming parade, football game, the crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen and BearFest Village.
Apartheid protest at the South African Consulate, tape 2
Apartheid protesters gather in front of the South African Consulate at 100 Charles River Plaza in Boston. Mel King (political activist), Charles Yancey (Boston City Council) and Willard Johnson (Head, TransAfrica) demand to see Richard Blankstein (honorary consul to South Africa). Police officers bar entry to the building. Johnson announces that the protestors will ask for Blankstein's resignation from his post. He adds that they will ask Blankstein's law firm to sever ties with South Africa. Jo
REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT IN APOLOGY FOR STUDY DONE IN TUSKEGEE
THE PRESIDENT: Ladies and gentlemen, on Sunday, Mr. Shaw will celebrate his 95th birthday. (Applause.) I would like to recognize the other survivors who are here today and their families: Mr. Charlie Pollard is here. (Applause.) Mr. Carter Howard. (Applause.) Mr. Fred Simmons. (Applause.) Mr. Simmons just took his first airplane ride, and he reckons he's about 110 years old, so I think it's time for him to take a chance or two. (Laughter.) I'm glad he did. And Mr. Frederick Moss, thank you, sir.