Posts Tagged ‘videos’

Greed

February 14, 2018

“Charlie Chaplin on Greed,” by Korbinian Blendl and Marco Bader.

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Your Brain On Drug Policy

February 7, 2018

“Your Brain On Drug Policy,” featuring Rachael Leigh Cook. A video from the Drug Policy Alliance. Any questions?

Ms. Cook was in the original 1997 “Brain on Drugs” commercial of the “War on Drugs” era.

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Input/Output

February 3, 2018

“Input/Output,” a short film by Terri Timely (Ian Kibbey and Corey Creasey).

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The Complex Geometry of Islamic Design

February 1, 2018

In Islamic culture, geometric design is everywhere: you can find it in mosques, madrasas, palaces, and private homes. And despite the remarkable complexity of these designs, they can be created with just a compass to draw circles and a ruler to make lines within them. Eric Broug covers the basics of geometric Islamic design.

Lesson by Eric Broug, animation by TED-Ed.

More here.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Hijabs

January 31, 2018

A beginner’s guide to hijabs, from The Secret Life of Muslims team.

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The new US tax law, explained with cereal

January 23, 2018

The most important meal of the day: Vox explains the new US tax law with cereal.

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“The Republican tax bill, explained with a bowl of cartoon cereal,” Alvin Chang, Vox.

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If the Government Shuts Down

January 19, 2018

What happens if the federal government shuts down due to lack of an appropriation? The Associated Press explains.

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“Looming shutdown raises fundamental question: Can GOP govern?” Damian Paletta and Erica Werner, Washington Post

“Report: Shutdown could cost U.S. economy $6.5 billion a week,” Christopher Matthews, Axios

“More Americans blame Republicans than Democrats for potential government shutdown, Post-ABC poll finds,” Scott Clement, Washington Post

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Ronald Reagan on Making America Great Again

January 16, 2018

Ronald Reagan, interviewed by Bill Moyers at the Reagan ranch in California on April 30, 1979, six months before Mr. Reagan declared as a candidate for the presidency.

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CDC Preps America for Nuclear Holocaust

January 8, 2018

Now that our really smart President boasts of playing with his big button, U.S. Centers for Disease Control has scheduled a January 16th briefing on “Public Health Response to a Nuclear Detonation.” Inspires confidence, no?

More:

“CDC briefing to focus on preparing for nuclear war,” Brianna Ehley, Politico

Update:

“CDC postpones session on ‘preparing for the unthinkable’: a nuclear blast,” Lena H. Sun, Washington Post

Related:

“False Missile Warning in Hawaii Adds to Scrutiny of Emergency Alert System,” Cecilia Kang, New York Times

“Trump tweet boosts sales of anti-radiation pills,” Sam Baker, Axios

Video: “Duck and Cover,” a 1951 Civil Defense Administration TV spot for kids by Archer Films (the 9-minute classroom version is here). Directed by Anthony Rizzo, written by Ray Mauer. Narrator: Robert Middleton. The kids are from NYC public schools (read more here).

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Oliver Sacks on Ripe Bananas

January 3, 2018

“I’m very interested in how people adapt to extremes”
– Oliver Sacks on July 28, 1996

Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks, interviewed by Henry Tischler for WGBH-FM in Boston. Animated by Patrick Smith for Blank on Blank (PBS Digital).

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