Martin Feldstein: short-term pessimism, long-term optimism
Aug. 26 - Harvard Economist Martin Feldstein analyzes Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's Jackson Hole address and elaborates on why he sees the U.S. economy formally entering recession within the next year.
Rod Stewart returns to Vegas
Aug. 26 - Rocker turned crooner Rod Stewart kicks off his musical residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Elly Park reports.
1.258J Public Transportation Service and Operations Planning (MIT)
This course describes the evolution and role of urban public transportation modes, systems, and services, focusing on bus and rail. Technological characteristics and their impacts on capacity, service quality, and cost are described. Current practice and new methods for data collection and analysis, performance monitoring, route design, frequency determination, and vehicle and crew scheduling are also discussed. In addition, the effect of pricing policy and service quality on ridership and metho
Advanced Audio Blog S3 #9 - Comida de la Sierra: Food of the Highlands
Learn Spanish with SpanishPod101.com! During your travels through Spanish-speaking Latin America, you’re staying with a family in the Andes Mountains in Peru. They’ve taken you on tours and introduced you to their nearby family members and pets. You find out they raise guinea pigs, and you tell them you had a guinea pig named Sally [...]
China's role as saviour of global economy backfires: analyst
Aug. 29 - hina's aggressive stimulus plan in 2008 has merely fuelled inflation, and tightening measures are adding to the country's grey market lending problems, says BNP Paribas.
2011 Snow camp
Behind The Scenes: 2011 NCAA Spot - Cater Lawn Group Hug
With commentary from Jim Jackson and Kevin Fichtner
Frederic Remington, Ford's favorite artist
This dissertation demonstrates John Ford’s use of images from a wide range of sources in many of his films. In particular, it examines Ford’s use of images based on the conventions of American […]
Duke Chapel Live - 9/3/2011
Duke Chapel Live - 9/3/2011
The Notre Dame Forum 2011-12: Reimagining School to Nurture The Soul of A Nation
http://forum.nd.edu/ "Reimagining School to Nurture The Soul of A Nation, " is a yearlong discussion to explore the profound and challenging questions that shape the national debate about K-12 education, which has a dramatic impact on the future of American civil society.
Economic Update on WBAI Sept 3
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Art and visual culture: Medieval to modern
What is art? What is visual culture? How have they changed through history? This unit explores the fundamental issues raised by the study of western art and visual culture over the last millennium. It moves from discussing the role of the artist and the functions of art during the medieval and Renaissance periods to considering the concept and practice of art in the era of the academies before finally addressing the question of modern art and the impact of globalisation.
All Summer In A Day, Part 1
This video is based on a short story by Ray Bradbury. It has a futuristic setting where students live on a rainy planet and long for the sun to visit. Everything is dull and grey with the exception of one little girl who remembers what the beauty and warmth of the sun felt like on Earth. This video could be used by students to create numerous writing activities: (1) compare/contrast paragraphs (2) prediciting outcomes (3) creative writing, etc. (09:55)
Ameto Akpe on Opaque Financial Management of Water in Nigeria
Pulitzer Center grantee Ameto Akpe introduces her forthcoming reporting on opaque financial management in the Nigerian water sector and communities where improvements are sustainable. She is part of a Pulitzer Center team of six journalists investigating water and sanitation in West Africa.
How Did the Universe Begin?
This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they learn about the work of Edwin Hubble and how his work contributed to the formation of the Big Bang Theory.
Making a Pinhole Camera
Notes for conducting a lesson on how to make and use a pinhole camera, plus an explanation of how it works. See also corresponding worksheet for pupils.
Historical Cases - Plessy v. Ferguson
This 7:46 video provides the background of this historical legal case and gives insights into what separate but equal resulted. A good overview with direct quotations.
Home Base: The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Since 1936 the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has become one of the nation's most popular institutions.Baseball has been America’s national pastime for nearly 150 years. Founded in 1939, today’s museum preserves history, honors excellence, and connects generations through the story of baseball and America, featuring more than 35,000 artifacts, two million documents, 500,000 historic photographs, and 10,000 hours of original TV and radio recordings. The adjoining Hall of
The integers -3, 0, 2, and -5 are compared using a number line in this teacher-created video. The greater than/less than symbols are shown and explained. ( 1:28)