Beginner S6 #2 - Impress Others with Your Formal Japanese
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Episode 117: Flavors of democracy: United States' ambitions in the Middle East Political analyst Prof James Piscatori explains why the efforts by the United States to promote democracy in the Middle East may not result in the type of democracy Washington wants. With host Jennifer Cook. James Pi Boko Haram 'leader' claims attack on Nigerian town Virtual Maths, Cuboid - Excavation Video End of the Slave Trade: An Interview with Adam Rothman The Rise of China: An Interview with Nancy Bernkopf Tucker Caplan on the Myth of the Rational Voter Easterly on Growth, Poverty, and Aid Graham on Start-ups, Innovation, and Creativity Ritholtz on Bailouts, the Fed, and the Crisis Munger on Love, Money, Profits, and Non-profits Sumner on Growth and Economic Policy Social Entrepreneurship : Putting Powerful Ideas to Work A Life in Television - Jeremy Isaacs Commissioning TV Drama, Comedy and Films - Jane Tranter The Middle Class Bent at Radio 4? - Mark Damazer Gun Control: Intro Zimbabwe, Kenya: Can Africa do Democracy? Dr Mano and Professor Oucho The Pinnacle of Performance - Olympics Day - David Moorcroft Dr Alex Moulton - Bugatti Design Lecture
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe The purported leader of Boko Haram claims in a new video that his fighters were behind the attack on a Nigerian town that killed scores of civilians. Yiming Woo reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including bus
Video of excavation in progress, (for use with excavation quizzes 1 and 2) or your own purposes
History professor Adam Rothman discusses the 200th anniversary of the end of the world wide slave trade and his book which traces the trafficking of slaves from Africa to North and South America.
History professor Nancy Bernkopf Tucker discusses the rapid rise of China to the world stage from hosting the 2008 Olympics to the crises in Tibet to debt policy with the United States.
Bryan Caplan, of George Mason University and blogger at EconLog, talks about his book, The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies. Caplan argues that democracies work well in giving voters what they want but unfortunately, what voters want isn't particularly wise, especially when it comes to economic policy. He outlines a series of systematic biases we often have on economic topics and explains why we have little or no incentive to improve our understanding of the world
William Easterly of NYU talks about why some nations escape poverty while others do not, why aid almost always fails to create growth, and what can realistically be done to help the poorest people in the world.
Paul Graham, essayist, programmer and partner in the y-combinator talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about start-ups, innovation, and creativity. Graham draws on his experience as entrepreneur and investor to discuss the current state of the start-up world and how that world has changed due to improved technology that makes it easier to start a software company. Graham talks about his unusual venture firm, the y-combinator, and how he and his partners work with start-ups to get them ready for
Barry Ritholtz, author of Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the history of bailouts in recent times, beginning with Lockheed and Chrysler in the 1970s and continuing through the current financial crisis. In addition to the government role in aiding ailing companies, Ritholtz also looks at the role of the Fed in discouraging prudence through its efforts to keep asset prices and the stock market a
Mike Munger of Duke University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the world of profit, money, love, gifts, and incentives. What motivates people, self-interest or altruism? Both obviously. But how do these forces interact with each other? Does relying on one always provide a stronger incentive than the other? Do charities, for-profit businesses or government agencies do a better job providing a good or service? Munger and Roberts have a wide-ranging discussion across these issues includ
Scott Sumner of Bentley University and the blog, The Money Illusion, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the last 30 years of economic policy and macroeconomic success and failure. Sumner argues that there was a neoliberalism revolution beginning in the 1980s around the world, an era of deregulation, privatization and falling marginal tax rates. Sumner argues that the states that liberalized the most had the most successful economic results. Roberts argues that it is difficult to assess
a panel on social entrepreneurship as a catalyst for reducing poverty and strengthening economies in the developing world.
Jeremy Isaacs is a television producer, broadcaster and arts impresario. Born in Glasgow, Isaacs was educated at Merton College, Oxford. He joined Granada Television as a producer (1958) and worked on programmes such as What The Papers Say and, for the BBC, Panorama. Isaacs has produced some of the most significant historical documentaries made for British television, such as The World At War (1975), made in 26 episodes, Ireland: A Television History (1981) and the Cold War (1998). He has been
Jane is responsible for leading the group which covers Drama Commissioning, Comedy Commissioning, Programme Acquisitions and BBC Films. From 2000 to 2006, she was Controller, Drama Commissioning and responsible for drama commissioning on BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three and BBC Four. Commissions during this time included Shakespeare, Rome, Jane Eyre, Life on Mars, Bleak House, Hotel Babylon, Robin Hood, Doctor Who, Bodies, Torchwood, Blackpool, Casanova and Spooks. Commissions to be transmitted in 2
Mark (born 15th April 1955) is the controller of Radio 4 and BBC 7 in the United Kingdom. He trained at ITN in 1980. He joined the BBC World Service as a current affairs producer in 1981. From 1982-4, he worked at ITV on TV-am, returning to BBC News in 1984. He joined Newsnight as an editor in January 1986. In August 1988, he became deputy editor of the Nine O’Clock News, becoming editor in 1990. In 1994, he became Editor of Television News Programmes, then Head of (what became) Current Affai
Gun Control: Intro
Dr Winston Mano discusses Zimbabwe and Kenya with Professor John O. Oucho. Dr Mano is a Course Leader; he has a Graduate Diploma in Media and Communication Studies and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Media and Communication Studies. Prof Oucho has undertaken consultancies for various United Nations agencies, among them UNFPA, UNICEF, UNESCO, ILO, the world bank, UNHABITAT and other organisations.
David has been involved in athletics for more than 30 years at club, area and international level as a competitor, teacher, coach, broadcaster and from 1997-2006, he was chief executive of the sport’s national governing body. As a competitor, his highlights include setting the world record for 5000m at 13 minutes 00.41 seconds in Oslo in 1982 – it remains the UK record to this day -and winning the Commonwealth Games Gold medals for 1500m in 1978 and 5000m in 1982. In this talk, part of a
Apologies about the sound, but we simply had to show you this lecture given by Dr Alex Moulton. Dr. Moulton's professional life has been devoted to the research and development of innovative designs. He developed The Moulton Bicycle, introduced in 1962, and pioneered small-wheeled, full-suspension thinking which was acknowledged as the most radical change in bicycle design for over 60 years. Over 150,000 were made and they still hold world and national speed records, testimony to their fundame
Political analyst Prof James Piscatori explains why the efforts by the United States to promote democracy in the Middle East may not result in the type of democracy Washington wants. With host Jennifer Cook.
Boko Haram 'leader' claims attack on Nigerian town
Virtual Maths, Cuboid - Excavation Video
End of the Slave Trade: An Interview with Adam Rothman
The Rise of China: An Interview with Nancy Bernkopf Tucker
Caplan on the Myth of the Rational Voter
Easterly on Growth, Poverty, and Aid
Graham on Start-ups, Innovation, and Creativity
Ritholtz on Bailouts, the Fed, and the Crisis
Munger on Love, Money, Profits, and Non-profits
Sumner on Growth and Economic Policy
Social Entrepreneurship : Putting Powerful Ideas to Work
A Life in Television - Jeremy Isaacs
Commissioning TV Drama, Comedy and Films - Jane Tranter
The Middle Class Bent at Radio 4? - Mark Damazer
Gun Control: Intro
Zimbabwe, Kenya: Can Africa do Democracy? Dr Mano and Professor Oucho
The Pinnacle of Performance - Olympics Day - David Moorcroft
Dr Alex Moulton - Bugatti Design Lecture