Don't Believe the Liberal Media?
The media is under siege in this election — and the phenomenon isn't limited to the campaign for U.S. president. In this episode, Celeste and John talk with two powerful news editors in the United States and Europe about covering politics in an era when people think they're entitled not just to their own opinions, but their own facts. Marty Baron, the Pulitzer Prize-winning executive editor of The Washington Post, speaks about the moral obligation — and occasional frustrations — of truth
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Learning space evaluation
The subject of physical learning space has in recent years become increasingly complex This reflection examines what evidence exists in this area
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The Pied Piper
English fairy tale revised into an animated cartoon, narrated by the beloved Edward Everett Horton.  One of the fractured fairy tales featured on Jay Ward's Rocky and Bullwinkle Show (Saturday morning cartoon show).    (05:34)
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Liz Taylor jewels take auction crown
Dec 14 - A Christie's auction of Elizabeth Taylor's jewelry smashed several records, bringing in a total of nearly $116 million dollars. Conway G. Gittens reports.
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4 The celebrity persona and the celebrity text

It has been emphasised that we can only know stars through media texts (Dyer, 1998) and this can be extended to seeing celebrities themselves as texts, though for celebrities of any longevity we would certainly have to consider them as large, complex and modulating ones. This section will look at how we might go about reading such a text. There is a distinction between the ‘real’ person and a persona presented in the public arena. One pervasive feature of the ‘large celebrity text’ is
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21L.703 Studies in Drama: Stoppard and Churchill (MIT)
What is the interplay between an event and its "frames"? What is special and distinctive about stage events? How and why do contemporary dramatists turn back in time for their settings, models, and materials? How do they play with this material to create performance pieces of importance and delight for modern audiences? How do they create distinct, fresh perspectives using the stage in an era of mass and multi-media? What is the implied audience for these plays, and how does that clash or coinci
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What is IGF1-LR3 : High Quality Peptides

Video link (see supported sites below). Please use the original link, not the shortcut, e.g. www.youtube.com/watch?v=abcde

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5.5 Nurses, district nurses and midwives

While access to GPs and outpatient services was growing, access to nursing care was expanding in some sectors and declining in others. The numbers of trained professional nurses who were employed in wealthy households to care for seriously ill family members fell in the first decades of the twentieth century. These nurses stayed in the patient's home, carrying out the doctor's instructions, monitoring the patient's condition and providing general care – making beds, bathing the patient, giv
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World Autism Awareness Day -  April 2nd
April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day. Let's celebrate the brilliance in all individuals on the autistic spectrum. (01:37)
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“The Future of the South African Dream: Thabo Mbeki, Jacob Zuma, and the South African Elections
Gevisser posterA talk by South African author and journalist Mark Gevisser. Mark Gevisser is currently The Nation's Southern African correspondent. In South Africa, his work has appeared in the Mail & Guardian, the Sunday Independent, the Sunday Times and many magazines and periodicals. Internationally, he has written widely on South African politics, culture and society,
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The French Revolution and British Politics
This lecture considers the impact of the French Revolution on parliamentary politics in the 18th century – the broader context will be evaluated in the next lecture.
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17.125 The Politics of Global Financial Relations (MIT)
This course explores effects of globalization of finance on international relations and domestic politics. Topics include international institutions and global governance; the multi-nationalization of production; effects of international capital markets on domestic politics; global finance and the developing world; and financial crises. Discussion of the interplay between politics and economics and the future of the nation-state.
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Mobility on Demand

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The Mortal Voice on the Ancient Greek Stage (audio)

Session 1 : Techniques vocales et espaces scéniques / Vocal Techniques and Theatrical Spaces

Président / Chair: James Chandler (University of Chicago)

Intervention de Sarah Nooter (University of Chicago)



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1.2 Discourse as social action

Consider this first transcribed extract from the interview. Note that the numbers in brackets refer to pauses and give the length of the pause in seconds, while (.) signifies a micro-pause too small to count and .hhh indicates an audible in-breath.

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The Inner Level: how more equal societies reduce stress, restore sanity and improve wellbeing [Audio
Speaker(s): Professor Kate Pickett | The speakers will focus on the psychological effects of inequality, on how larger income differences increase feelings of dominance and subordination, and the consequences for mental illness. Kate Pickett @ProfKEPickett and Richard Wilkinson @ProfRGWilkinson are Professor and emeritus Professor of Social Epidemiology at the University of York where she is University Champion of Equality and Social Justice. Beverley Skeggs @bevskeggs is a feminist sociologist
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1.5.9 Plagiarism

Referencing is not only useful as a way of sharing information, but also as a means of ensuring that due credit is given to other people’s work. In the electronic information age, it is easy to copy and paste from journal articles and web pages into your own work. But if you do use someone else’s work, you should acknowledge the source by giving a correct reference.

Taking someone's work and not indicating where you took it from is termed plagiarism and is regarded as an infringemen
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5.1.5 English Language

McArthur, T. (ed.) (1992) The Oxford Companion to the English Language, Oxford, Oxford University Press.


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King Lear to In the loop : fiction and British politics
On 11 December 2009, Nottingham University's Centre for British Politics held a conference at the British Academy that drew together politicians, writers and academics to explore the interaction of British politics and fiction. In addition to the conference several video interviews were conducted with some of the speakers on the day. In this interview taken at the Fiction and British Politics Conference in London, former MP and writer Joe Ashton reveals how much truth there is in his writing
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