Audio Blog #68 - The Chinese Zodiac
Learn Japanese at JapanesePod101.com! We are about to return to the year of the rat, so today Miki is talking about the jūnishi, the famous Chinese Zodiac. We’ll learn one of the famous stories about the origin of the order. After listening, stop by JapanesePod101.com and be sure to leave us a [...]
Deficits, Debts and Deceptions - Brecht Forum (08-23-11)
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Danse Macabre Camille Saint-Saëns Halloween Music
This originally aired on PBS in the 1980s. The cartoon depicts the tone poem to which Saint-Saens music is based. Music and images, no narration. This could be used during music class or during a Halloween unit. (07:18)
Lines, Line Segments, and Rays
Sal Khan discusses the dfference between lines, line segments, and rays in under four minutes.
12 Things I wish my Students Knew
This five minute video is given from the perspective of a teacher with 30 years of experience. This video explains that music is not a good idea to use while studying, and also mentions several other things that all teachers should review. A good video for students, too.
100 Ways to Show Children You Care
This five-minute video is for teachers and parents and does not have narration, but lists the ideas in scroll fashion. A motivational video as well as instructional one.
Common Errors en Francais, Part 1
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ISS Update - August 25, 2011
The International Space Station video update for Aug. 25, 2011.
Nursery Rhymes recited by Esme
Esme is just four years old. You may have heard her voice in the background of my recordings before. Jack and Jill went up the hill To fetch a pail of water Jack fell down And broke his crown And Jill came tumbling after Fuzzy Wuzzy wuz a Bear Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't fuzzy Wuz he? Pat a cake, Pat a cake, baker's man Bake me a cake as fast as you can; Pat it and prick it and mark it with a 'B', And put it in the oven for Baby and me. Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet
"Ozymandias" by Percy Bysshe Shelley (poetry reading)
Every poet should write at least one monumental sonnet - this is Shelley's. The best version is by Vincent Price http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njdLBzGPCZw The "lone and level sands" is a desktop wallpaper http://www.leenwallpapers.com/1920x1200/LightBrownSandDesert.html I met a traveller from an antique land, Who said--"Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert....Near them, on the sand, Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold co
How a bank's value affects you
Aug. 25 - Reuters blogger Felix Salmon tells us why the price-to-book ratio is something to be concerned about.
Dogs get stretched during 'dog yoga'
It's a yoga class for both human and canine. August 25, 2011 Andrew Schmertz reports
U.S. brokerage industry shrinking fast, says analyst
Aug. 25 - Analyst at Cerulli Associates Bing Waldert says the number of advisers working on Wall St. fell by 14,000, or by over 4 percent, last year adding there was also a major shift to independent firms.
U.S. community bankers fear Fed yield-curve flattening
Aug. 25 - President of the Independent Community Bankers of America Camden Fine says low interest rates hurt community banks and prevent them from servicing their local communities and businesses.
Irene seen hitting closer to New York: Accuweather
Aug. 25 - AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Bernie Rayno says New York City, Southern New England, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, will experience damaging winds and flooding as hurricane Irene moves north.
Exec discusses HP's new strategies
Aug 24 - Executive Vice President of HP, Todd Bradley shares his vision for Hewlett-Packard's future in a post Steve Jobs world.
Funding your project 21st century style
Aug. 25 - Finding money to help fund projects has always been a conundrum for the starving artist. Kickstarter has produced a 21st Century solution to that problem.
Libya rebels storm Tripoli's Abu Salim district
Libyan rebels stormed Tripoli's Abu Salim district, one of the main holdouts of forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi in the capital, after NATO air strikes on a building in the area. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Apple consumers stand by brand
Aug. 25 - U.S. consumers expect to stay loyal to the Apple brand despite the departure of co-founder Steve Jobs as CEO. Conway G. Gittens reports.
Fed hasn't lost credibility, says Fed's Hoenig
Aug. 25 - Kansas City Federal Reserve President Thomas Hoenig says dissent and debate are good for the central bank and adds the U.S. has to be put on a sustainable path of reducing its deficit for the recovery to take hold.