lincoln's legacy and The Future of the Press
As Abraham lincoln's bicentennial birthday approaches, Bill Moyers sits down with historian and lincoln biographer Eric Foner to discuss the legacy and the legend of America's most studied president. Having just received Illinois' highest honor, the Order of lincoln, Eric Foner is author of Our lincoln: New Perspectives on lincoln and his World and speaks to Moyers about the evolution of lincoln's image from politician to icon. And, news and analysis of this week's events with NYU journalism
Corruption in America's Banks?
The financial industry brought the economy to its knees, but how did they get away with it? With the nation wondering how to hold the bankers accountable, Bill Moyers sits down with Bill Black, the former senior regulator who cracked down on banks during the savings and loan crisis of the 1980s. Black offers his analysis of what went wrong and his critique of the bailout. And, Bill Moyers talks with alternative media heavyweights Glenn Greenwald and Amy Goodman about what can and can't be add
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Sun Spot Analysis
In this activity, introductory students use Excel to graph monthly mean Greenwich sunspot numbers from 1749 to 2004 and perform a spectral analysis of the data using the free software program "Spectra". Short answer and thought questions related to the graphical data are asked throughout the assignment. ...
The Paleobiology Database is a public resource for the scientific community. Its purpose is to provide global, collection-based occurrence and taxonomic data for marine and terrestrial animals and plants of any geological age, as well as web-based software for statistical analysis of the data. From ...
Linear Systems and Optimization: Convex Optimization I
Concentrates on recognizing and solving convex optimization problems that arise in engineering. Convex sets, functions, and optimization problems. Basics of convex analysis. Least-squares, linear and quadratic programs, semidefinite programming, minimax, extremal volume, and other problems. Optimality conditions, duality theory, theorems of alternative, and applications. Interiorpoint methods. Applications to signal processing, control, digital and analog circuit design, computational geometry,
11. What’s With The Last Name? (5 Minutes A Day)
Learn Italian with LearnItalianPod.com - Episode #11 of LearnItalianPod "5 Minutes A Day" lesson series is entitled "What's With The Last Name?". What's really interesting about Italian last names is that the vast majority of them were created from a few very specific sources: from a parent's name, from a job or trade, from [...]
9-11: The Tree that Saved a Chapel
n 2005, artist Steve Tobin created a ten-foot-tall bronze sculpture of a sycamore tree’s root structure fo Trinity Wall Street. The sycamore in question is known as “the tree that saved St. Paul’s Chapel,” because it took the brunt of damage from debris falling from the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, and the chapel remained relatively unscathed. This video shows how art can be used to be spiritual. Deals slightly with 9-11. For older students.
Secret Millionaires Club 8: The Big Trade-Off
The Secret Millionaires Club learns how to take less of one thing in order to get more of something else, also known as a trade-off and investment. This cartoon is informative and creative. The video ends with an inspirational message from Warren Buffett. Run time 03:51.
Organising the Philadelphia Convention
This video is accompanied by text: "By 1786, it was clear that the Articles of Confederation presented an ineffectual government for the union. Under the Articles, the Continental Congress had no courts, no power to levy taxes, no power to regulate commerce, and no power to enforce its resolutions upon individuals or the 13 states. In the areas where Congress did have authority, the members had no way of enforcing their powers. Further complicating matters, the Congress did not have the respect
Renaissance - Birth of a Dynasty, Part 1
Between 1300 and 1600, the Western world changed, dramatically. This time of "rebirth" is known as "The Renaissance."
At the dawn of the 15th century, an illicit trade begins. Men are not looking for jewels or treasures. They are searching for manuscripts - sources of knowledge - hidden in the vaults of churches. Cosimo de Medici (the young boy baptized in 1389) is now grown. He and his friends are seeking to uncover lost secrets from the ancient world
Electric Circuits Design and analysis of currents flowing in series and parallel circuits of resistors and capacitors depend not only on the celebrated laws of Ohm and Kirchhoff, but also on the less celebrated work of Charles Wheatstone.
Design and analysis of currents flowing in series and parallel circuits of resistors and capacitors depend not only on the celebrated laws of Ohm and Kirchhoff, but also on the less celebrated work of Charles Wheatstone.
SAT Math Lesson 8 - Data Analysis
This lesson covers general problem-solving strategies for Data Analysis Questions on the SAT. This instructor discusses mean. median, and mode. This video is for high school students preparing to take the SAT.
Italians in the world - part 4
(1924-1932)This episode discusses Zefferino Poli who is an emigrant who accepted the dollar religion, he grasped at once the American system. He was a frugal man and soon owns many theaters. Video also discusses other emigrants who influenced the Italians that were living in the United States. Despite the racism and economic difficulties the Italian passion for politics reemerges in the emigrant
Weather : How Does Latitude Affect Climate?
Latitude can affect climate through circulation, and the wind bands known as trade winds differ depending on latitude. Discover how the movement of weather systems is controlled by large wind belts with help from the chair of a department of environmental studies in this video (1:28) on how latitude affects climate.
Expert: Jack Hall
Bio: Dr. Jack Hall is the department chair in the department of environmental studies at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
How do changes in Earth's magnetic field and ionosphere affect us? - Part 2
Part 2 in a discussion on How do changes in Earth's magnetic field and ionosphere affect us? Gang Lu – National Center for Atmosphere Research. Talks about her data analysis of radar and satellite data. Talks about the continuing exploration of all that is to be investigated in exploring the fine particle changes in the aurora. Run time 03:38.
The Growth of Capitalism and the Rise of Nation States
The spread of capitalism and the social and economic chaos that accompanied the decline of feudalism helped transform medieval Europe into unified nation-states, whose people typically shared common histories, cultures, and languages. As the populace became more organized and less dependent upon feudal ties, the growing urban middle class sought civil and financial order and stability.
To assure the safety of their families and livelihoods, citizens paid taxes in exchange for the services
Autism Symptoms & Treatments : How Is Autism Treated?
Video is presented by Dr. David Hill. The treatment options for autism are limited, but one of the most common methods is applied behavioral analysis. In applied behavior analysis a behaviorist studies the child and sees what parts of the environment work and what doesn’t and then restructures the environment. The teach method is another method, which is a structured teaching approach involves a high degree of structure to teach and learn new
This video is accompanied by text. "In the late eighteenth century, primitive methods of travel were still in use in America. Waterborne travel was uncertain and often dangerous, covered-wagon and stagecoach travel over rutted trails was uncomfortable, and all types of travel were very slow. Americans were aware that a transportation network would increase land values, stimulate domestic and foreign trade, and strengthen the American economy.
In 1794, a private company completed the Phila
"War of The Century"- Part 1
This first part of the documentary introduces what WWII was and why it was the war of the century. The documentary shows that before invading Poland, Germany signed the Nazi-Soviet Nonaggression Pact, securing the eastern border of Germany. Trade was limited mostly on the part of the Russians. But everyone involved knew that it was a measure on both sides to buy time. Ideologically, both nations despised the other. Hitler had devoted much of Mein Kampf to his believe in the menace of Communis