The PRSI documentaries, speeches, lectures, podcasts learning thread

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by .Andy, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    Let's see/hear them. Whatever you've got under the PRSI banner. Whatever medium. iTunes university, google video, youtube, university websites, media websites etc, etc. But please try and make them quality - not some nut on youtube babbling into a headset. We've got a great depth of posters here in PRSI with a far reach - we should have some great sources to draw from :).

    First up that I'm currently listening to and am rather enjoying Ghettos, Prisons and Racial Backlash, the 2007 Tanner Lecture: Racial Stigma, Mass Incarceration and American Values.

    Glenn Loury; Brown University, Economics

    Lawrence Bobo, Stanford; Pamela Karlan, Stanford Law

    There's some quite good other ones on the Stanford Public Policy page....
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    I haven't had the time to view all of them (yet), but the NCSE has a rather nice collection of presentations, of various mediums, that address the teaching of evolution in science classrooms.

    http://ncseweb.org/media/multimedia
     
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    Just finished reading
    A people's history of American empire : a graphic adaptation by Howard Zinn
    Che : a graphic biography by Spain Rodriguez

    And continue to read
    The Cartoon History of the Universe
    The Cartoon History of the Modern World
    The Cartoon History of the United States
    by Larry Gonick
     
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    I've not read that, but I have read A People's History of the United States. Amazing.

    Buy it people.
     
  5. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    I just finished watching The Beautiful Truth (2008). A very good documentary about curing cancer (and other diseases and health problems) through diet.
     
  6. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Like American politics? Fascinated by the tick-tock of process and the ins and outs?

    Forget HuffPo and Politico. Read TalkingPointsMemo a couple of times per day. Impeccably sourced and methodically researched. Bill O'Reilly hates them.
     
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    A Jihad for Love - interesting documentary on gay Muslims in countries such as India, Iran and Turkey.
     
  9. .Andy thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I can't wait to see this. I heard a review the other day and it sounded wonderful.
     
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    Bloomberg's On The Economy and Surveillance podcasts are largely free of editorial static.

    Mandatory listening for anyone who desires a diverse and robust dialogue requiring an aptitude above the 6th grade-level drivel on cable television.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/tvradio/podcast/cat_economics.html
     
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    I suggest reading The Sacred Balance by David Suzuki. It's a real eye opener about the world and the impacts we have that I'd otherwise never even think of.

    This book made me realize that most of our policy debates are so specific that we rarely if ever look at the larger scale and repercussions that our decisions have on seemingly unrelated issues.

    Basically, it makes you realize how interconnected we truly are even down to the biological level. Great read.
     
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    Charles Ferguson's film: "Inside Job"

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1645089/

    There's a presskit on the official website. It gives an overview of the people interviewed, various references, and a timeline.

    http://www.sonyclassics.com/insidejob/

    An excellent film and a good overview of what happened to the economy and how it happened. I only wish it had gone further back (to the panic of 1907).
     
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    A very good documentary on World War II. Apocalypse: The Second World War

    Some really unbelievable footage in this one.
     

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