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God in Proof

Watch an interview with Nathan Schneider, author of God in Proof and Thank You, Anarchy, on the program, On Being.

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Secrets from the Greek Kitchen

1. “Cutting Medley” (2005). Katerina Kardoulia cutting potatoes for a stew, Nina Papamihail cutting an onion for a salad, and Katerina’s granddaughter, called Little Katerina Miha, cutting zucchini for an omelet.

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2. “Polykseni Cutting Eggplant” (2008). Polykseni Miha slicing eggplant. To watch this video with subtitles, go to YouTube and turn on closed captioning.

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3. “Polykseni Making Mushroom Pies” (2008). Polykseni Miha and the author rolling phyllo dough.

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4. “Evdokia Rolling Dough” (2011). Evdokia Passa rolling dough in her restaurant kitchen.

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5. “Georgia Rolling Dough” (2001). Georgia Vourneli rolling dough for a leek pie. Video by Michael Hernandez. To watch this video with subtitles, go to YouTube and turn on closed captioning.

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Secrets from the Greek Kitchen

6. “Katerina and the Can Opener” (2006). Katerina Kardoulia opening a can of tomato paste.

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Secrets from the Greek Kitchen

7. “Nina Making Octopus Stew” (2005). Nina Papamihail preparing an octopus dish in the kitchen of her summer home.

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8. “Kitchen Choreography” (2006). Katerina Kardoulia and her daughter, Katina Miha, preparing several dishes for a Lenten meal while negotiating the limited space of Katerina’s kitchen.

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9. “Little Katerina Learning Cooking” (2006). Little Katerina Miha preparing a zucchini omelet for the first time, under the direction of her mother, Katina.

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10. “Little Katerina Making a Salad” (2008). Little Katerina Miha making a salad for her father in her grandmother’s kitchen.

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11. “Little Katerina Describing a New Dish” (2012). Little Katerina Miha describing how she started making her own béchamel sauce instead of buying it from the store, and also how she prepares a dish with rice and vegetables.

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My Name Is Jody Williams

Watch Jody Williams read from her book at Phoenix Books. 

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The Drunken Monkey

Why do we drink alcohol? The Drunken Monkey Argument. Evolutionary biologist Robert Dudley discusses his new book and its implications for understanding alcoholism. Video by Roxanne Makasdjian & Phil Ebiner, UC Berkeley.

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Of Indigo and Saffron

Video of Michael McClure discussing his poetic process and experiences with peyote. Footage from the USA Poetry series by Richard O. Moore (1966)

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Of Indigo and Saffron

Video of Michael McClure reading poetry to lions. Footage from the USA Poetry series by Richard O. Moore (1966)

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Trade of the Tricks

Extract of the film “Les Escamoteurs” by magician-filmmaker Frédéric Tabet based on the stage show of the same name starring Abdul Alafrez, Carmelo Cacciato, and Bertrand Crimet. This clip exemplifies experimental directions in French magic described in Chapter 5.

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Trade of the Tricks

“The Real Secrets of Magic,” a short film by magician-director Jean-Luc Bertrand starring David Stone, offers a hilarious take on the trials and tribulations of professional close-up magic described in Chapter 4.

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Trade of the Tricks

A film of the author performing during a showcase of novice magicians at a community center in Paris in May 2005. As described in Chapter 1, apprenticeship was a crucial part of developing an insider’s understanding of magic.

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Trade of the Tricks

A documentary by magician-filmmaker Frédéric Tabet about the versatile French magician Mimosa, “Mi-Mosart” conveys the careful thinking behind performances that seem zany and spontaneous, as described in the Introduction.

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Trees

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The Last Wild Wolves

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Christmas

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They Called Me Mayer July

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The Encyclopedia of Earth

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Alcatraz

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Longing and Belonging

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Coal Hollow

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Insomniac

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Stat-Spotting

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Life

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Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1

CBS Early Morning feature on the Autobiography of Mark Twain

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The Googlization of Everything

Interview of Siva Vaidhyanathan on CNN's Reliable Sources program, 2/27/11

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The San Francisco Tape Music Center

4) Sender, Tropical Fish Opera

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5) Oliveros, Bye Bye Butterfly

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6) Sender, Great Grandpa Lemuel’s

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10) Oliveros, Apple Box Double

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11) Sender/Martin, Desert Ambulance

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12) Martin, Silent Light (2)

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13) Oliveros, Pauline’s Solo

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The San Francisco Tape Music Center

1) Oliveros, Martin, Circuitry

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2) Subotnick, Until Spring Revisted

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The People Want

Gilbert Achcar, author of The People Want, gives a lecture on the past and future of the Arab Uprising at the DU Center for Middle East Studies.

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Following the Leader

David M. Lampton, author of Following the Leader, discusses China's leadership, the nation's future strategic role and the challenges facing President Xi Jinping, in a conversation with National Committee on U.S.-China Relations President Stephen Orlins. 

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The Darjeeling Distinction

Fair trade and organic tea does not translate into fair pay for tea workers in India, says Sarah Besky, author of The Darjeeling Distinction.

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Fabricating Consumers

Watch Andrew Gordon discuss his book, Fabricating Consumers, on Faculti

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Global Pentecostalism

Worship: City Harvest, Singapore

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The Hakka Cookbook

Watch Linda Lau Anusasananan, author of The Hakka Cookbook, prepare Chinese Eggplant with Pork in 30 Minutes on Grokker.com.

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Global Pentecostalism

Worship: Catholic Charismatic Church, Hyderabad, India

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Global Pentecostalism

Worship: Harvest Ministries Church, Hyderabad, India

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Global Pentecostalism

Worship: Assemblies of God, Alexandria, South Africa

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Global Pentecostalism

Worship: Anglican Church, Kampala, Uganda

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Global Pentecostalism

Worship: Assemblies of God, Soweto, South Africa

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Global Pentecostalism

Worship: March for Jesus, São Paulo, Brazil

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Global Pentecostalism

Worship: Assemblies of God, Caracas, Venezuela

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Global Pentecostalism

Worship: Resurrection 2000 Church, Santiago, Chile

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Global Pentecostalism

Worship: Charismatic Catholic Worship, São Paulo, Brazil

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Global Pentecostalism

Social Ministries - Children and Youth: Safe and Sound, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Global Pentecostalism

Social Ministries - Children and Youth: Stephen's Children, Cairo, Egypt

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Global Pentecostalism

Social Ministries - Children and Youth: Nairobi Pentecostal Church, Nairobi, Kenya

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Global Pentecostalism

Social Ministries - Drugs and Addiction: St. Stephen’s Society, Hong Kong

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Global Pentecostalism

Social Ministries - Drugs and Addiction: Member Testimony, St. Stephen’s Society, Hong Kong

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Global Pentecostalism

Social Ministries - Street Children and Poverty: Nairobi Children’s Home, Nairobi, Kenya

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Global Pentecostalism

Social Ministries - Street Children and Poverty: Episcopal Church, Recife, Brazil

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Global Pentecostalism

Church Planting and Growth: Interview with Tokunboh Adeyemo, Association of Evangelicals, Nairobi, Kenya

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Global Pentecostalism

Church Planting and Growth: Interview with Oscar Muriu, Nairobi Chapel, Nairobi, Kenya

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Church Planting and Growth: Interview with Chris Komagum, Kampala Pentecostal, Kampala, Uganda

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Church Planting and Growth: Interview with Eddie Villanueva, Jesus Is Lord, Manila, Philippines

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Church Planting and Growth: Interview with Dominic Yeo, Trinity Christian Centre, Singapore

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Global Pentecostalism

Theology of Social Ministry: Interview with Florence Muindi, Life in Abundance, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Global Pentecostalism

Theology of Social Ministry: Interview with Maggie Gobran, Stephen’s Children, Cairo, Egypt

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Global Pentecostalism

Theology of Social Ministry: Interview with Jackie Pullinger, St. Stephen’s Society, Hong Kong

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Global Pentecostalism

Religious Experience and Healing: Interview with Caleb Premamandan Rayapati, Harvest Ministries, Hyderabad, India

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Global Pentecostalism

Religious Experience and Healing: Testimony on Resurrection, Harvest Ministries, Hyderabad, India

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Global Pentecostalism

Religious Experience and Healing: Interview with Paulson, Lay Catholic, Hyderabad, India

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Inside the California Food Revolution

Watch Joyce Goldstein, author of Inside the California Food Revolution, discuss "produce envy" and rivalries between East Coast and West Coast chefs during her talk at the JCSF.

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Lead Wars

Watch Senator Sheldon Whitehouse laud David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz for their work on Lead Wars.

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Tracks and Shadows

Can snakes unhinge their jaws? Harry Greene debunks a popular snake myth.

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Tracks and Shadows

Watch an interview with Harry Greene by the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley

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Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2

A lively series of interviews introducing viewers to the work that went on behind the scenes in the production of the Autobiography of Mark Twain.

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Surfing about Music

1. Slippery When Wet, Bruce Brown, 1958. Opening scene and credits with music by Bud Shank. 2:58. Courtesy of Bruce Brown Films, LLC (www.BruceBrownFilms.com).

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2. The Endless Summer, Bruce Brown, 1964. Opening credits with the “Theme from Endless Summer” by the Sandals. 2:14. Courtesy of Bruce Brown Films, LLC (www.BruceBrownFilms.com).

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Surfing about Music

3. The Innermost Limits of Pure Fun, George Greenough, 1969. The “Coming of the Dawn” excerpt. Music by Farm. 0:59. Used by permission of Greenough, Dennis Dragon, and Denny Aaberg.

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4. Storm Riders, David Lourie, Dick Hoole, and Jack McCoy, 1981. Segment about pro surfer Mark Richards, accompanied by “Big City Talk,” by Marc Hunter, Polygram Records. 2:39. Used by permission of Jack McCoy.

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5. Momentum, Taylor Steel, 1992. Segment featuring Kelly Slater surfing and “God Song,” by Bad Religion. 1:32. Used by permission of Steel, Greg Graffin, and Warner/Chappell Music.

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6. Blue Crush, Bill Ballard, 1998. “Surfing in Mexico” segment, featuring Amel Larrieux singing Towa Tei’s “Time after Time.” 2:04. Used by permission of Ballard, Billygoat productions.

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Surfing about Music

7. Litmus, Andrew Kidman, 2003. Opening scenes from the film, with “Rain,” music by the Val Dusty Experiment. 4:37. Used by permission of Kidman.

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8. The September Sessions, Jack Johnson, 2000. Segment accompanied by Jack Johnson’s “F-Stop Blues.” 2:56. Used by permission of Johnson.

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God in Proof

Watch an interview with God in Proof author Nathan Schneider on the video series, You Make Art Dumb: Conversations on Creative Failure

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An Archive of Hope

Watch a video of the Books Inc. event for An Archive of Hope (Part 1)

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An Archive of Hope

Watch a video of the Books Inc. event for An Archive of Hope (Part 2)

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An Archive of Hope

Watch a video of the Books Inc. event for An Archive of Hope (Part 3)

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Mabiki

Watch an interview with Fabian Drixler, author of Mabiki, on Yale University's The MacMillan Report.

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The Black Revolution on Campus

Watch Martha Biondi, author of Black Against Empire, on Mark Anthony Neal's Left of Black

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Caesar in the USA

Classics Confidential interviews Maria Wyke on her book, Caesar in the USA.

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My Name Is Jody Williams

Nobel Peace laureate Jody Williams' TED talk on what "peace" really means and why action is needed when prayer and meditation fall short. 

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Chinese Characters

Telling China's Story, One Life at a Time: Panel discussion with Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Xujun Eberlein, Howard French, and Megan Shank at the Asia Society

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Distilled Spirits

Watch a video about Alcoholics Anonymous founder Bill Wilson's experience with LSD.

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Real Collaboration

Real Collaboration in Global Health - 28 min. full version

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Real Collaboration

Real Collaboration in Global Health - 7 min. edited version

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Real Collaboration

Real Collaboration in Global Health - 3 min. edited version

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Distilled Spirits

Watch the book trailer for Distilled Spirits.

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The Exultant Ark

Jonathan Balcombe, author of The Exultant Ark, talks about his book in this Q & A interview.

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Meet Our New Director.
Alison Mudditt invites you to add your voice to the conversation.

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Someplace Like America

Video introduction to the book Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression by Dale Maharidge, Michael S. Williamson, photographer, and Bruce Springsteen, foreword. Bruce Springsteen talks about the author's previous title and how they inspired him to write the song "Youngstown." Someplace Like America is being published by UC Press and is available now.

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Someplace Like America

In this background blog for the book Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression by Dale Maharidge, Michael S. Williamson, photographer, and Bruce Springsteen, foreword, published by UC Press, the authors go behind the scenes and talk about the extraordinary newspaper series they collaborated on together which lead to the book.

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Maps of Time

TED Talk by David Christian, the author of Maps of Time

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Capturing Sound

1. Violinist Itzhak Perlman in performance (page 24)

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Capturing Sound

2. Violinist Jascha Heifetz in performance (page 25)

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Getting It Wrong

Video narrated by W. Joseph Campbell, author of Getting it Wrong, detailing the myths in the panic surrounding Orson Welles 1938 broadcast of War of the Worlds.

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Capturing Sound

3. The McGurk Effect (page 25)

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5. Elvis Presley, "Blue Moon of Kentucky", released version, 1954 (page 49)

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6. Elvis Presley, "Blue Moon of Kentucky", outtake, 1954 (page 49)

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Capturing Sound

7. Cher, "Believe", 1998 (page 51)

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8. The Black Eyed Peas, "Boom Boom Pow", 2009 (page 51)

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Capturing Sound

17. DJ Dexta, DMC battle routine, 1999 (page 133)

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18. DJ Dopey, Allies All Star Beatdown routine, 2001 (page 133)

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Capturing Sound

21. Fatboy Slim, "Praise You", 1998 (excerpt) (page 154)

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Capturing Sound

23. Public Enemy, "Fight the Power", 1990 (page 160)

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Solidarity Divided

AFGE Authors' Night featuring Bill Fletcher, author of Solidarity Divided. Commented by Jason C. Fornicola, Communications Department at the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), April 19, 2010.

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Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1

A lively series of interviews introducing viewers to the work that went on behind the scenes in the production of the Autobiography of Mark Twain.

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Oath Betrayed

Trailer for "Doctors of the Dark Side", a documentary that exposes the scandal behind the torture scandal and includes interviews with author Steven Miles.

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Richard Heinberg talks about planning for peak oil

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The Atlas of Global Conservation
Presentation at Google by The Nature Conservancy's Lead Scientist, Dr. M. Sanjayan
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California Crackup

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The Pueblo Revolt and the Mythology of Conquest
Retelling The History Of New Mexico's Native Americans
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Getting It Wrong

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Kevin Bales: How to combat modern slavery

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Soccer Empire
How Algeria Used Soccer Against its Colonizers
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Soccer Empire
Office Hours with Laurent Dubois
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Europe’s Promise
Steven Hill on "Europe's Promise"
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Crack the Codes: Sweepstakes Video 5
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Dinosaur Odyssey
PBS Scott Sampson interview
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The Constant Fire
Adam Frank's video comparing the excitement of gases in a nebula to a basketball game
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