Meet the Artist: Yinka Shonibare MBE
During the opening week of the artist’s major midcareer survey at the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA), UK-based Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare visits the Hirshhorn to discuss his work with NMAfA curator Karen Milbourne. Like the Hirshhorn’s “The Age of Enlightenment—Antoine Lavoisier” (2008) on view in “Strange Bodies” until Nov. 15, much of Shonibare’s work poses questions about politic
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17.504 Ethnic Politics I (MIT)
This course is designed to provide students with a broad overview of the major theories on the relationship between ethnicity and politics. The course is divided into three sections. The first covers general theory and discusses the social construction of ethnicity as well as the limits of construction. The second section discusses ethnicity as a dependent variable. This section studies the forces that shape the development of ethnic identities and their motivating power. The third section addre
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Promo - One Minute Catalan
Hello! My name is Anna and I'd like to welcome you to One Minute Catalan from the Radio Lingua Network. In this podcast I'm going to be teaching you the basics of Catalan. The great thing about this language course is that you'll be learning all you need to know in just 60 seconds - or thereabouts! Each one minute language lesson will equip you with just enough Catalan to help you get by in lots of situations, either on holiday, or on a business trip to a Catalan-speaking area, or just to impres
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The Dirty Politics of Climate Change
2007 may be the year in which climate change has hit the headlines and the environment has become the political issue, but how much do we know really know about the backroom deals, lobbying and power players who influence environmental policy? Why have our political leaders been so slow to act? Which are the fossil-fuel lobby groups that still set the policy agenda? In this lecture Clive Hamilton, best-selling author of Scorcher, the Dirty Politics of Climate Change , reveals the real influences
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African Chameleon Preying on Insects
This very short video (27 seconds) show the African chameleon preying on insects and eating them with its long tongue. There are no sounds except the faint, distant sounds of nature.
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Promo - One Minute Romanian
Hello! My name is Roxana and I'd like to welcome you to One Minute Romanian from the Radio Lingua Network. In this podcast I'm going to be teaching you the basics of Romanian. The great thing about this language course is that you'll be learning all you need to know in just 60 seconds - or thereabouts! Each one minute language lesson will equip you with just enough Romanian to help you get by in lots of situations, either on holiday, or on a business trip to Romania, or just to impress your Roma
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"Gender and Media Studies: Women and the Media, Fall 2008"
" This course examines representations of race, class, gender, and sexual identity in the media. We will be considering issues of authorship, spectatorship, (audience) and the ways in which various media content (film, television, print journalism, advertising) enables, facilitates, and challenges these social constructions in society. In addition, we will examine how gender and race affects the production of media, and discuss the impact of new media and digital media and how it has transformed
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Do Youth Players Want to Win or Play
Do Youth Players Want to Win or Play. It takes nearly 1:30 seconds to get to the answer. Some other questions are asked, but superstitions, the umps, and other insights are shallow. The title is the best part of this video, but it might have value to those who believe winning is the only thing.  run time 7:56
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Stop Motion-Bay of Fundy "TIDE" - Parrsboro, NS
A man created this video of the famous Bay of Fundy tide. He took one picture every 30 seconds for 6 hours straight. This is only a video from low tide (12:53PM) to high tide (6:44PM). Video shows how drastic the tides are in the Bay of Fundy.
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Fundy Tides - Scotts Bay Timelapse
Ever wonder what it was like living near the highest tides in the world - reaching a rise of up to 50 feet? This time lapse shot at Scots Bay, NS, in the Bay of Fundy shows twelve hours of tide in only 120 seconds. People have often found themselves facing peril when they did not keep an eye on the clock while beach combing. When the tide is rolling in at an average rate of 8 feet of depth per hour it can be a chore just staying ahead of it.
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Exercise can Make You Smarter
Researchers are finding that exercise can not only keep you fit, but make you smarter. A school in Illinois has developed a program that gets students moving and learning. This 4 min. 17 seconds video goes. Interview at very well equipped high school that is said to show fitness helps the brain work as well.

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Aristotle Part 4
Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in
Western philosophy. He was the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy, encompassing morality and aesthetics, logic and science, politics and metaphysics. Aristotle's views on the physical sciences profoundly shaped medieval scholarship, and their influence extended well into the Renaissance, although they were ultimately replaced by modern physics. In the biological sciences, some of his observations were only

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Days of the Week Song
Learning the days of the week through song and pictures. White letters on black ground for days of the week.  Chorus has children touch body parts. Also touches on definition of a day. Last 40 seconds (2:15 on) is a commercial.  (2:52)
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Andrew Jackson's First Term
This two minute video is about his President Jackson's first term. It trace the life of Andrew Jackson, from a young boy orphaned at 14, to plantation owner to military hero to president of the United States. You'll discover how Jackson redefined the role of the American president and American politics were redefined through his aggressive use of executive power. Very good introduction.
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Claude Monet - Impressionist
Monet was the founder of impressionism, as it was a painting he did in 1872, titled "Impression, Sunrise", which had a baffled art critic pick out the word "impression" to describe, at the time, the relatively new art trend. The soundtrack in this piece is the first 3 minutes and 45 seconds of Chopin's "Piano Concerto No. 1 In E minor, Op.11: Romance - Larghetto".
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How your Sense of Smell and Taste are Related
If you can't smell, you  probably can't taste very well either.  They are closely related senses.  This short video explains why. Run time 0:52 seconds.
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Podcast Recording Tips
When recording in Audacity wait at least 2-3 seconds before you start speaking.  A second tip is to keep the microphone away from your lips so that it doesn't sound like you are spitting.
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Black Holes..........Monsters in Space
Video explains what a Black Hole is.  It is the ultimate unknown.  There is no way to find out what is in there.  Black Holes themselves cannot be observed directly, but they do possess gravity.  Astronomers have found that when material is packed tightly around a black hole it makes a ringing sound.  Astronomers believe that black holes have no volume but are infinitely dense.  Video shows how a star is pulled into the black hole.  There i
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A Lesson on Adverbs
An adverb adds to the verbs. Definitions and examples are presented by students about adverbs in sentences. The lesson ends at 2 minutes, 25 seconds with slides that summarize the adverb lesson.  The remainder of the video includes very cute outtakes.   (4:11)
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