Where next for public health in the era of austerity?
This event was the second in a series of master class lectures jointly staged by the University of Leeds and Leeds Metropolitan University bringing together relevant senior figures and academics from across the city and surrounding region. The twenty-first century has seen a growth in political, environmental and economic insecurity in the context of global recession, population ageing and climate change. Responding to these threats involves rethinking how we work together, care for ourselves,
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Robert G. Kaiser and Parker Palmer
Robert G. Kaiser has been following Beltway politics for THE WASHINGTON POST for nearly 50 years. This week on the Journal, Bill Moyers talks with Kaiser about his new book, SO DAMN MUCH MONEY: THE TRIUMPH OF lOBBYING AND THE CORROSION OF AMERICAN GOVERNMENT. And, Bill Moyers sits down with Parker J. Palmer, founder and senior partner of the Center for Courage and Renewal, for a conversation about maintaining spiritual wholeness even as the economy and political order seem to come apart. Also, i
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Innovation Enriches the 1%, While Increasing Social Mobility
The quickening pace of innovation has made life both sweeter and more unstable for the mega-rich, and given the poor a higher chance of reaching the top.
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Babbage: Climate of change
A look at last week’s climate talks in Paris: what was agreed on, how realistic the goals are and whether there is reason to be optimistic
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Polar Bear Moving Over Thin Ice and Swimming Between Ice Floes
This short video gives excellent real life footage of a large polar bear in its natural habitat walking and moving over thin ice and swimming between and under large ice chunks. Students will get a close up view of the polar bear swimming under water. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help make real world connections between nature and the classroom. (Less Than 2 Minutes)
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Democratic Convention Analysis
What did the Democrats accomplish this week and can they deliver real change while still playing old fashioned Beltway politics? In the historic moment of the first African-American nominee for President, Bill Moyers sits down with Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel and University of Pennsylvania professor of political science Adolph Reed, Jr. to discuss the promises from the DNC and expectations of Barack Obama. Also on the program, Bill Moyers speaks with political analysts Merle and Earl B
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Mathematical Modeling of Seismic Waves Emitted by Rock Fractures
Mathematical modeling of seismic waves emitted by rock fractures. Research by Chunfang Meng, Mike Fehler, Doug Miller, and Brad Hager of MIT Earth Resoures Laboratory / Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences. Animation prepared by Chunfang Meng.
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Intelligent Life: A walk on America's wild side
Having journeyed through South Dakota's Badlands in countless westerns, Simon Barnes was determined to hear the coyote chorus for himself. He talks to Matthew Sweet about the history of the National Parks, their impact on American culture, and how they are now wilder than ever
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Bank Reform and Net Neutrality
The Internet has transformed business, politics, and culture – but will a corporate agenda kill freedom of the Web? With radio and television dominated by mega-corporations, more and more Americans have turned to the Internet for news – but a recent court ruling gives Big Telecom more control over broadband. Bill Moyers talks with FCC commissioner Michael Copps to discuss the future of 'net neutrality', the fight for more democratic media and the future of journalism in the digital age. And
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The Toucan Song
This high quality, animated video and song takes a close look a the life of a Toucan, flying and living in the jungle high up in the trees. Learn that berries, seeds and fresh ripe fruit are what the black, white, red, blue, orange and green Toucan lives on.  (02:53)
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Lattice Defects & Mechanical Properties of Materials
Lattice defects and their role on mechanical properties of solid materials are lectured. Topics such as linear elasticity (stress, strain, Hooke's law) and dislocation theory are included.
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Little Miss Muffet - read by Crispin Glover
Animated cartoon nursery rhyme, Little Miss Muffet read by actor, Crispin Glover. Words appear on the screen. Animation quality is fair. (:29)
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Teaching secondary music
This free course, Teaching secondary music, will identify and explore some of the key issues around teaching music in secondary schools. Through coming to understand these issues and debates, you will reflect on and develop your practice as a music teacher and develop a greater awareness of the wider context of music education and how this affects music in the secondary school curriculum.Author(s): Creator not set

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Superbug, Be Gone!
Bacteria is everywhere.  This video addresses good bacteria and bad bacteria and is a short documentary about a new strategy of combatting antibiotic resistance. Run time 06:11.
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Developing high trust work relationships
Learn about trust in the organisational context. This free course, Developing high trust work relationships, introduces the concept of trust, what it means to you and how it may affect your organisation. First published on Mon, 12 Sep 2016 as Author(s): Creator not set

The week ahead: Aux armes, Hollande
Hollande meets with Obama and Putin to talk about how to defeat Islamic State, Britain's chancellor George Osborne will deliver his autumn statement and the Pope visits Africa
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Kids as Inventors
Think Big is a great child led investigative report. This episode introduces Scott Barnhill who came up with his first invention idea at the age of 9. It talks about kids as inventors as well as how ideas become actual inventions.
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Session 1: Blogging & scaffolding student learning

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How to Teach Piano to Kids: Basic Beats for Children's Piano Lessons

Expert Village video.  This lesson is taught by Hope Wells.  How to teach rhythm to children, including tips for making it fun. Good quality video. (03:58)


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Long 'E" Words - Chicken Jane and the Bees - Between the Lions
In this animated cartoon video, which imitates the style of old "Dick and Jane" beginner books; Dot, Scot, and Chicken Jane tell a story of some bees. The long 'e' sound made by 'ee' is emphasized in this read along story. The words are shown on the screen and highlighted as they are read so viewers can follow along. Produced by PBSkids for the learn to read series, "Between the Lions." (1:29)
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