Posts Tagged ‘videos’

Thanksgiving Filmstrip, 1977

November 25, 2021

“An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving,” a 1977 filmstrip adaptated from a short story by Louisa May Alcott. From the series “Classic Stories for American Holidays,” published by Spoken Arts, Inc. Innocent schoolchildren were subjected to these things. Soundtracks were on LPs (or later, audiocassettes), and the beeps were cues for the teacher to advance the projector to the next image. Video by Uncommon Ephemera.

Related:

“What Thanksgiving Means Today to the Native American Tribe That Fed the Pilgrims,”Olivia B. Waxman, Time

“No Thanks. How a National Holiday Became a Day of Mourning,” Emma Newcombe, Governing

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Google Doesn’t Want You to Say You ‘Googled Something’

November 22, 2021

Google doesn’t want you to use “Googled” as a verb. It could endanger their brand. A video written by Tristan Purdy, presented by Sam Denby for Half as Interesting.

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Monster Food Truck Cranberry Muffins

November 19, 2021

Chefs Cookie Monster and Gonger make cranberry muffins, overcoming supply chain issues by driving their food truck straight to the cranberry bog and delivering the finished product by catapult. A dubious small business model, but maybe a pandemic recovery Restaurant Resiliency Program grant is helping out.

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The Secret Side of Sir Isaac Newton

November 17, 2021

Sir Isaac Newton is famed for his contribution to physics. Few know about his thoughts on theology and alchemy, or his psychological, um, foibles. A Newsthink video by Cindy Pom.

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A Million Pounds of Crawfish

November 16, 2021

Mike Frugé of Cajun Crawfish in Louisiana sells 3 million of the tasty crustacean critters every year. He grows a million pounds in his rice fields. An Eater video directed by Connor Reid and hosted by Daniel Geneen.

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Oil Doesn’t Corrupt Norway

November 15, 2021

“Why Oil Doesn’t Corrupt Norway,” a PolyMatter video by Evan Edinger. 

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Britain’s First Female Rock Band

November 8, 2021

The Liverbirds were Britain’s first female rock band (from Liverpool, get it?). Here’s why you don’t know them. A New York Times “Almost Famous” video by Ben Proudfoot.

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Government by Lego

November 5, 2021

Arlington, Texas, a small city of 400,000, has discovered a great big public outreach tool: Legos. More here.

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Nuclear Plants Are Shutting Down

November 4, 2021

The Indian Point nuclear plant, on the Hudson River 30 miles north of Manhattan, shut down recently. Cleo Abram takes a closer and explains why so many nuclear plants are shutting down.

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Big Beef

November 3, 2021

The US relaxed its approach to antitrust enforcement in the 1980s. Today only four companies process 85 percent of all the cattle produced in the US. They’re crushing small ranchers.

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