"Persepolis" by Marjane Satrapi--The Pick of the Week from 60 second Recap®
In this video, teenage students will be introduced to "Persepolis" by Marjane Satrapi. Summary--Those who make their homes in the West might have a hard time identifying Iran as much more than a nuclear threat—let alone a beloved homeland. Well, prepare to have your eyes opened. In this startling—and startlingly beautiful—graphic novel, you'll discover a complex society that has seen more than its fare share of oppression, brutality, and dramatic upheaval. Marjane—the nar
Barack's Message for Hispanic Heritage Month
This is a 1:45 speech by the president in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.
The Desert: A First Film
Despite the desert's hot and dry conditions, many different kinds of plants and animals have adapted and thrived in these arid regions. "Desert" explores the plants and animals that live in these regions, and provides explanations of how they have adjusted to this unusual and extraordinarily harsh environment. (01:22)
Economic Update on WBAI Sept 24
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Tout sur les unités de mesure
Site Web personnel tout entier consacré aux unités de mesure. Thierry Thomasset invite à un parcours scientifique et historique commençant dès la préhistoire, où chaque produit à mesurer avait sa propre unité et où les mensurations du corps humain servaient souvent de référence. Il donne à voir la lente progression, faite de séries de rationalisations, qui va mener du système métrique au système international. Outre l?histoire des systèmes d?unité, le site comporte également
UK retailers feel the heat
Sept. 30 - UK retailers fear a dip in winter clothing sales as Britain enjoys unseasonably warm weather. Kirsty Basset reports.
Introduction to GLEON and a high-level overview of aquatic sensors
This session will provide an overview of advanced aquatic sensors. The session will provide general information on a wide array of sensors. What types of sensors are available? What are the basic principles behind these sensor technologies? What are the limitations of these sensors and what are some typical sensor applications? Due to the broad use of sensors, sensor knowledge, and sensor applications, we will strive to make this session interactive amongst workshop participants. In addition
Advanced Sensor Network Workshop Q&A Panel
A chance for future aquatic sensor users to ask questions from experts and manufacturers.
Fashion goes to the dogs
Sept. 26 - Puppy fashion takes center stage at Buenos Aires' most exclusive fashion event. Sharon Reich reports.
polar bears - how do they do that
An Interview With a Meteorologist
Watch this selection to take a virtual field trip to Colorado to meet a television weatherman. He describes his motivation to become a meteorolgist and background necessary for this career. Methods for predicting the weather such as Doppler Radar are explained. ( 4:44)
"The Wolves of Willoughby Chase" by Joan Aiken -- The Pick of the Week ... from 60 second Recap™
In this Pick of the Week video, teenage students will be introduced to "The Wolves of Willoughby Chase" by Joan Aiken. Summary--In "The Wolves of Willoughby Chase," life is sweet and comfortable for little Bonnie and her cousin Sylvia. There are packs of terrifying wolves roaming the countryside and a mean governess and a terrible orphanage. This is a great resource to entice and encourage upper grade readers. (1:27)
The 55th BFI LFF Closing Night Gala: The Deep Blue Sea
Artistic Director Sandra Hebron introduces the 55th BFI London Film Festival's Closing Night Gala Film, The Deep Blue Sea. Written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Terence Davies, this sensitive and nuanced adaptation of a Terence Rattigan play stars Rachel Weisz, Simon Russell Beale, and Tom Hiddleston.
Tobacco in the Colonies
Investment in the field yields profits in the marketplace for diligent tobacco farmers. Rural tradesman Wayne Randolph describes the hungry crop's allure.
African American Programs at 30
African American programming adapts through the decades. Harvey Bakari outlines the goals of interpreting Williamsburg's enslaved population.
Reconstructing the Capitol
Bricks and mortar bear witness to a contest of aesthetics and evidence. Senior Architectural Historian Carl Lounsbury tells the story of the Capitol's reconstruction.
Purpose-Built: Backyard Architecture
Backyard structures bespeak a separate history. Author Mike Olmert shares his study of outbuildings.
Residents escape beseiged Sirte
Sept. 29 - Residents flee the besieged town of Sirte, one of the last Gaddafi strongholds, as U.S. Republican senators visit Tripoli. Lily Grimes reports.
Snowscene - Quiz
Students will be able to understand the symbolism in this poem.
Biology: Biomes: The Desert
This educational biology video will assist biology students to study and identify the four types of aridity deserts: edaphic, physical physiological, chemical physiological, mineral physiological, and climatic physiological. (1:58)