Going Away Party, The
'The Going Away Party,' by Dan Boord and Greg Durbin, is a dramatic work about corruption among Oklahoma county officials. It is based on the true stories of incidents of corruption amongst Oklahoma's elected county commissioners. This segment is from the dramatic 'reenactment,' showing friends and supporters of Burrows, a commissioner sentenced to serve a jail term, at a going-away party.
Max Boot, 2003 Nimitz Speaker: Does America Need an Empire?
The 2003 Nimitz Speaker Max Boot is Olin Senior Fellow in National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, and a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard. His last book, The Savage Wars of Peace: Small Wars and the Rise of American Power (Basic Books) was selected as one of the best books of 2002 by The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and The Christian Science Monitor. He is now writing his next book, a history of military technology revolutions over the past 500
Conversations with Berkeley Faculty: Manuel Castells (5/9/01)
Conversations with History Presents Faculty Research at the University of California, Berkeley A Conversation with Manuel Castells Professor of Sociology and Professor of City and Regional Planning "Identity and Change in the Network Society" This interview took place on May 9, 2001. Complete transcript is available. A social theorist, Professor Castells has won the C. Wright Mills Award, and he has received the Robert and Helen Lynd Award from the American Sociological Association for his li
Conversations with Berkeley Faculty: Steven Weber (4/28/03)
Conversations with History Presents Faculty Research at the University of California, Berkeley A Conversation with Steven Weber Professor of Political Science "Power in the Information Age" This interview took place on April 28, 2003. Steven Weber is a Professor of Political Science at U.C. Berkeley. His publications include Cooperation and Discord in U.S. - Soviet Arms Control; the edited volume, Globalization and the European Political Economy; and forthcoming from Harvard University Press,
A collection of downloadable video clips on the theme of Power, with guiding questions for students. Clips are drawn from the following PBS WIDE ANGLE documentaries: "A State of Mind" (2003), "Ladies First" (2004), "Border Jumpers" (2005).
The New Machiavelli: How to Wield Power in the Modern World
Jonathan Powell, Tony Blair's chief of staff from 1994 to 2007, talks about his new book The New Machiavelli: How to Wield Power in the Modern World. Taking the lessons Machiavelli derived from his experience as an official in fifteenth-century Florence, Powell shows how these lessons can still apply today. Illustrating each of Machiavelli's maxims with a description of events that occurred during Tony Blair's time as Prime Minister, The New Machiavelli is designed to be The Prince for modern ti
Vespers - 2/24/2011
A service of choral vespers in Duke University Chapel.
Spartan Sagas: Manpreet Singh, Healing one child at a time.
Manpreet Singh has dedicated her career in psychiatric medicine to trying to understand why children develop mental illness, with the ultimate goal of preventing its onset. A principle she learned early in life—known as "seva," or service—has shaped the kind of physician and teacher she has become. "Something that was very important to me—that Michigan State very much cultivated in the way that it educated me to be a very compassionate and service-oriented physician—is that I could insti
Multiplying Monomials - FOIL
This video explains how to multiply monomials and binomials using different methods, including the distributive property and FOIL. FOIL is a mnemonic device to remember how to find the product of two binomials: we multiply the First, Outer, Inner, and then Last terms in each binomial. When multiplying monomials and binomials, it is important to remember the rules of multiplying exponents. (1:42)
Science In Focus: Energy
Interview with Stephen Connors about limited sources of energy and the importance of using renewable sources.,In this segment, the interviewee provides a brief overview of some sources of renewable energy that don't require "burning stuff", such as hydroelectric, solar, and wind power. He also mentions tidal and wave power. He indicates that wind and sun are diffuse so a lot of collection is required. This segment does not address the last sentence of this benchmark.
Figuring Out Mood and Tone in a Story
This professionally-made video from Brain Pop uses simple terms and computer animation to help explain what the mood and tone is in a story. Written examples are included in the video to help explain. Key vocabulary words also include: tone, syntax, diction, mood, and setting. Run time 03:36.
Pigeonpea dal mil
Title: Pigeonpea dal mil Authors: Mula, M.G.; Kumar, R.V.; Saxena, K.B.
Beginner Lesson 38: Listen to me with your eyes
Learn Spanish with Spanishpod101.com! How well read are you in Spanish literature? Well, if you’re not, then pay attention to this lesson. Join Alan and Lisy as they discuss perhaps one of the most celebrated poets of the Americas, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Just who is she? Well, click that button and find [...]
Survival Phrases S2 #10 - I’m Sorry
Learn Japanese travel phrases with SurvivalPhrases.com! A little Japanese can go such a long way! Whether you’re traveling to Japan for business or pleasure, these phrases will help make your trip much more pleasant and meaningful! Today, we’ll go over some phrases used for apologizing. Being able to apologize in Japanese will make a much better [...]
Conversations With History - Richard H. Solomon
"Negotiating Behavior" Richard H. Solomon, President, United States Institute of Peace Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Richard H. Solomon, President of the United States Institute of Peace. Ambassador Solomon reflects on his career as Sinologist, diplomat, and negotiator. He discusses his involvement in the breakthrough to China in the Nixon Kissinger era of diplomacy and speculates on the trajectory of U.S. China relations. He recalls his involvement in the negotiations that led t
All the poetry you care to download is free for the asking at PennSound, a project of the University of Pennsylvania. From an office in Kelly Writers House www.writing.upenn.edu/~wh/, co-founders and co-directors Al Filreis and Charles Bernstein take viewers inside PennSound www.writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/. Listen to them on the PoemTalk blog www.poemtalkatkwh.blogspot.com/. Al Filreis' web log is at www.afilreis.blogspot.com/. Charles Bernstein blogs at http://epc.buffalo.edu/authors/bernste
China's likely next leader
Xi Jinping, the man tipped to become China's next president, will perform better than President Hu Jintao, says one academic. Not everyone agrees.
Educatie voor duurzame ontwikkeling voor adolescenten en volwassenen : Vorming Leren voor duurzame ontwikkeling vindt op vele manieren plaats en op vele plekken. Ook binnen de natuur-, en milieueducatieve activiteiten krijg je de kans om anderen te leren hoe zij zorg kunnen dragen voor de omgeving hier en elders, nu en in de …
Leren voor duurzame ontwikkeling vindt op vele manieren plaats en op vele plekken. Ook binnen de natuur-, en milieueducatieve activiteiten krijg je de kans om anderen te leren hoe zij zorg kunnen dragen voor de omgeving hier en elders, nu en in de …