21.02.2012 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten
Trainiere dein Hörverstehen mit den Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Dienstag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei.
Die Euro-Länder haben ein zweites Rettungspaket für Griechenland geschnürt. Allerdings mussten die Finanzminister rund 13 Stunden lang zäh verhandeln, bis sie sich einigen konnten. Wie bereits vorher vereinbart, ist das Volumen der öffentlichen Hilfen auf 130 Milliarden Euro bis 2014 begrenzt. Um trotz der deutlich verschlechterten Lage in Griechenla
Cooking as a Political Act [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Michael Pollan | The food writer and journalist discusses what is at stake when we let corporations do the cooking, and why we need to take back control of our diets for the sake of our health, our environment and our family and social lives. Michael Pollan is professor of journalism at Berkeley and one of Time Magazine’s one hundred most influential people in the world. His new book is Cooked: a natural history of transformation.
Lower Intermediate Lesson S4 #1 - Giving and Receiving in Japanese-Introduction
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! Talking about giving and receiving in Japanese can be a bit confusing. That’s why you are embarking on this exciting four-part series that will introduce you to the right way to do it. You might want to say, “He got a present from his girlfriend” or “I got this from my [...]
Top 25 Spanish Questions You Need to Know #7 - Where did you learn Spanish?
Learn Spanish with SpanishPod101.com! After a long but enjoyable flight, you have finally touched down in Spain. You can already feel the jetlag setting in, but you need to eat before you go to sleep. You head to the local farmers’ market to sample some delicacies and before you know it, you’re having your first [...]
Absolute Beginner S2 #4 - Playing Spanish Games
Learn Spanish with SpanishPod101.com! You’re not sure, but you think the person next to you just insulted you in Spanish. You ask your friend to translate the Spanish phrase you heard, and he confirms that you indeed were just made fun of. You ask the stranger why he insulted you in Spanish, and he points [...]
Making of Creatures of Light
What goes into the making of an exhibition about organisms that glow? Curator John Sparks, marine biologist David Gruber, and firefly expert Marc Branham discuss what's most surprising about bioluminescence, what it takes to produce a scientifically accurate model of a bioluminescent animal, and how to re-create the experience of scuba diving on a magnificent coral wall.
Creatures of Light (March 31, 2012 - January 6, 2013) introduces visitors to the astonishing variety of bioluminescent organi
Episode 124: Of dogs and hens: Researching animal welfare in shelters and egg production facilities
PhD student Sally Haynes examines the relationship between dogs and their handlers in animal shelters, and the implications for canine welfare. Fellow doctoral student Joanna Engel is looking into how cage size and nest box availability affect the behaviour and stress response of laying hens. With host Eric van Bemmel.
Episode 125: Approaches to snakebite in Papua New Guinea, and development in Sikkim
Herpetologist David Williams discusses his doctoral research into improving the plight of snakebite sufferers in Papua New Guinea, where snakes constitute a major public health problem. Also, PhD student Thomas Chandy probes community perceptions of the impact of economic development in the remote Himalayan region of Sikkim. With host Eric van
Episode 126: Lingua mundi and the perils of monolingualism
Professor Joe Lo Bianco examines the implications of English as "the world's language", and why it behooves native speakers of English to learn other languages. With host Jennifer Cook.
Episode 127: An ocean away: An African nation's roots in Southeast Asia
Linguistics Assoc Professor Sander Adelaar discusses the curious linguistic and genetic origins of the people of Madagascar. With host Eric van Bemmel.
Episode 128: Light before the Dark: Life, Death and Art in Early Modern Nuremberg
Historians Prof Charles Zika and Prof Joel Harrington discuss the highs and lows of the culturally rich German city of Nuremberg in the 16th century. With host Jennifer Cook.
Episode 129: Female-friendly cities: Planning for inclusivity in our urban spaces
Associate Professor of urban design Carolyn Whitzman and sociologist Dr Kalpana Viswanath discuss how urban environments can be designed and modified to make them safer for women. With host Jennifer Cook.
The Student Leader
In this video segment from the American Experience: "Freedom Riders" Web site, watch interviews and newsreel footage and see archival photos to learn about the early efforts of a prominent student leader of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Diane Nash, a young Chicago native, was attending Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, when she was introduced to nonviolent direct action. She quickly became an influential student activist through her leadership of sit-ins in Nashville, her p
Pay Attention to the Penguins
Think of penguins as ocean sentinels, says Dee Boersma -- they're on the frontlines of sea change. Sharing stories of penguin life and culture, she suggests that we start listening to what penguins are telling us. Dee Boersma considers penguins ocean sentinels, helping us understand the effects of pollution, overfishing and climate change on the marine environment. Run time 15:09.
OrganWise Guys Shorts: Refrigerate Your Food
Come learn about health and nutrition with the OrganWise Guys! In this short: to the tune of "If You're Happy and You Know it," the OrganWise Guys tell kids why it's important to put leftover and unused foods in the fridge. (1min)
Reality checks for private equity
Chris Higson, Professor of Accounting, provides a reality check into what went wrong with private equity as well as his insights into what the future now holds
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