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This Sahara Railway Is One of the Most Extreme in the World | Short Film Showcase
 
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At more than 430 miles long, the Mauritania Railway has been transporting iron ore across the blistering heat of the Sahara Desert since 1963. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe ➡ Get More Short Film Showcase: http://bit.ly/ShortFilmShowcase #NationalGeographic #Trains #Sahara About Short Film Showcase: The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the web and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners. Know of a great short film that should be part of our Showcase? Email [email protected] to submit a video for consideration. See more from National Geographic's Short Film Showcase at http://documentary.com Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta One of the longest and heaviest trains in the world, the 1.8-mile beast runs from the mining center of Zouerat to the port city of Nouadhibou on Africa’s Atlantic coast. The train is the bedrock of the Mauritanian economy and a lifeline to the outside world for the people who live along its route. Hop on board the ‘Backbone of the Sahara’ with filmmaker Macgregor for an incredible journey through the stunning Western Saharan landscape. Follow Macgregor: http://macgregor.works/ About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. This Sahara Railway Is One of the Most Extreme in the World | Short Film Showcase https://youtu.be/jEo-ykjmHgg National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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✔ Minecraft: 10 Things You Didn't Know About the Villager
 
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Things you didn't know about Minecraft: I've made a video with some facts about those guys with the longs noses. That's right; the villager! I hope you learned something new! If you're unable to click the chest at the end of the video, click here: https://youtu.be/jnUnbqlDTLM Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/youtubemagma... I use Fraps for recording and Camtasia for editing! :)
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Huge MILES LONG Object Seen Moving On Ocean Floor! 5/19/16
 
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Google Map Source: https://goo.gl/m9gL6c Secureteam10 is your source for reporting the best in new UFO sighting news, information on the government coverup, and the alien activity happening on and off of our planet. Send us YOUR footage by visiting the contact links below, and help us continue the good fight for disclosure! ➨Follow Us On Twitter: https://twitter.com/SecureTeam10 ➨Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Secureteam10 ➨E-mail us with your ideas & footage: [email protected] ➨Visit our online shirt shop and gear up with your own ST10 Tee! http://secureteam.spreadshirt.com Music: Spellbound by Kevin Macleod (The best damn music producer in the land) Kevin's website: http://www.incompetech.com ALL footage used is either done under the express permission of the original owner, or is public domain and falls under Fair Use for commentary/research/news reporting purposes under current copyright rules.
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Distress Oxide Sprays & Distress Range Overview for Beginners - Bonus Hedgehog Hollow Happy Hour
 
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Join Alexandra and Greg for a bonus Hedgehog Hollow Happy Hour and they play with Distress Oxide Sprays. They also explore the full Distress range of inks and mediums. They have lots of fun creating a tag each; you'll be surprised who's and which is their favorite! This is a long one but it is jam packed with tricks, tips and info! Don't forget it's double video day too; you can catch the other video at: https://youtu.be/utJpqyfFmGg Hollowers don’t forget your exclusive HH 20% January code for an extra 20% off at Tonic Studios valid until midnight EST February 28th. Use this special link and it’s already applied for you at checkout! http://bit.ly/2S118Hw thats on top of the tool sale too!! (Not valid on kits) Oxide Sprays Cracked Pistachio https://ldli.co/e/90mo2n SBC Oxide Sprays Faded Jeans https://ldli.co/e/7m5x07 SBC Oxide Sprays Fired Brick https://ldli.co/e/652rg6 SBC Oxide Sprays Fossilized Amber https://ldli.co/e/gp1g04 RNG https://ldli.co/e/021poz SBC Oxide Sprays Iced Spruce https://ldli.co/e/20z2x6 SBC Oxide Sprays Mermaid Lagoon https://ldli.co/e/30yp13 SBC Oxide Sprays Peeled Paint https://ldli.co/e/mdnm6e RNG https://ldli.co/e/e4lkxl SBC Oxide Sprays Spiced Marmalade https://ldli.co/e/jl6ek1 SBC Oxide Sprays Picked Raspberry https://ldli.co/e/pk0n49 SBC Oxide Sprays Wilted Violet https://ldli.co/e/o97e0j SBC Oxide Sprays Walnut Stain https://ldli.co/e/xqoedz SBC Oxide Sprays Vintage Photo https://ldli.co/e/d4q0lk SBC Rock Candy https://ldli.co/e/zmx1k7 SBC 3M Foam https://amzn.to/2CWOBKI AMZUS Nuvo Daubers https://ldli.co/e/kxnkzp TNC https://ldli.co/e/7m5xzy SBC Alcohol Pearl Kit #1 https://ldli.co/e/5o2r1k RNG https://ldli.co/e/30yplg SBC Distress Oxide DIY https://ldli.co/e/mdnmym ELH https://ldli.co/e/e4lky2 SBC Glitter Duster https://ldli.co/e/jl6eyo SBC Archival Ink Cleaner https://ldli.co/e/yqlx61 ELH https://ldli.co/e/pk0nl0 SBC Winter Watercolor https://ldli.co/e/o97erl SBC https://ldli.co/e/l1r0y1 ELH Nature's Wonder https://ldli.co/e/xqoenj SBC Sea Life Stamp https://ldli.co/e/12dnq5 SBC Mini Media Marks Stamp https://ldli.co/e/d4q0y3 SBC Entomology Stamp https://ldli.co/e/zmx1g7 SBC Glorious Bouquet Stamp https://ldli.co/e/90moxk SBC Stencil Organic https://ldli.co/e/kxnkpp SBC Squeaky Clean Bottle https://ldli.co/e/7m5xoy ELH https://ldli.co/e/nzemyp BMR Distress Oxides Spray Kit https://ldli.co/e/652rq9 SBC Craft Scratcher https://ldli.co/e/gp1gy7 ELH https://ldli.co/e/021pql TNC Craft Pick https://ldli.co/e/402kq5 TNC https://ldli.co/e/20z2q9 ELH https://ldli.co/e/5o2rqk SBC Crackle Paste https://ldli.co/e/30ypqg SBC Halloween Stencil https://ldli.co/e/e4lk72 SBC Spray Bottle https://ldli.co/e/q706zr ELH https://ldli.co/e/jl6e4o TNC https://ldli.co/e/yqlxo1 SBC TH Scissors https://ldli.co/e/o97e1l TNC https://ldli.co/e/l1r051 ELH https://ldli.co/e/xqoe0j SBC Collage Paper Aviary https://ldli.co/e/12dne5 SBC Collage Paper Botanical https://ldli.co/e/d4q0k3 SBC Woodgrain Cardstock Sml https://ldli.co/e/d4q0kk SBC Distress Watercolor https://ldli.co/e/zmx12p ELH https://ldli.co/e/90moen SBC Distress Woodgrain Paper https://ldli.co/e/kxnk20 SBC https://ldli.co/e/l1r052 SBC https://ldli.co/e/xqoe0z ELH Distress Mixed Media Heavystock https://ldli.co/e/nzemx4 SBC Collage Brush Lrg https://ldli.co/e/gp1g64 SBC Distress Collage Brush Med https://ldli.co/e/021p5z SBC https://ldli.co/e/402knk RNG Distress Collage Brush Sml https://ldli.co/e/20z2k6 SBC Distress Collage Brush Assrt https://ldli.co/e/30yp73 SBC Nuvo Spatulas https://ldli.co/e/e4lk6l SBC https://ldli.co/e/q706pd TNC Etcetera Stamp Set https://ldli.co/e/jl6e51 ART Heat It Tool https://ldli.co/e/l1r0p2 SBC Splat Box https://ldli.co/e/12dn9q SBC Matte Collage Medium https://ldli.co/e/zmx19p SBC https://ldli.co/e/kxnko0 ELH 3 Pack Mini Distress Medium https://ldli.co/e/7m5xk7 SBC Collage Medium Crazing https://ldli.co/e/gp1gd4 SBC Vintage Distress Collage Medium https://ldli.co/e/021pmz SBC Distress Collage Medium https://ldli.co/e/402kgk SBC https://ldli.co/e/20z2o6 ELH Grit-Paste https://ldli.co/e/30yp63 ELH Distress Splatter Brush https://ldli.co/e/mdnm2e ELH https://ldli.co/e/e4lk9l SBC Crayons Set 1 https://ldli.co/e/yqlx7q SBC https://ldli.co/e/pk0nm9 ELH Alcohol Ink Storage Tin https://ldli.co/e/12dnxq SBC https://ldli.co/e/d4q05k ELH Oxide Pad, Blueprint Sketch https://ldli.co/e/l1r0dp ELH https://ldli.co/e/xqoe3d SBC https://ldli.co/e/12dnx7 RNG Ink Blending Tool https://ldli.co/e/d4q055 SBC https://ldli.co/e/90mo64 ELH Oxide Pad, Squeezed Lemonade https://ldli.co/e/kxnk1m ELH https://ldli.co/e/7m5x7q SBC Oxide Pad Twisted Citron https://ldli.co/e/gp1g9j ELH https://ldli.co/e/021pg4 SBC Distress Archival Ink Pads Mini 1 https://ldli.co/e/402k5r SBC Distress Archival Ink Pads Mini 1 https://ldli.co/e/20z24z SBC Distress Archival Ink Pads Mini 3 https://ldli.co/e/5o2r3p SBC AdTech Drip-Less Glue Gun https://amzn.to/2SuwbM4 AMZUS
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Costa vs Calcutta Sunglasses......You Decide!!
 
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As fisherman polarized sunglasses are a must they help protect our eyes and cut the glare off the water. Here is a short video I decided to do Saturday morning after a few mins of fishing. I only caught 1 small bass (this pond has been way overfished). A guy I work with wanted me to take his new pair of Calcutta Prowler sunglasses with me this weekend camping to compare them against my Costa Fantail 580G sunglasses. I bought the Costa's off eBay for around $160.00 (retail $260.00) these Calcutta's were around $22.00 off Amazon http://amzn.to/2krrNND Costa Fantails:http://amzn.to/2hBdW6H *In my opinion, the Costa's wear better to me as I explained in the video (my head shape), but the Calcutta's wear good as well. The Costa's and the Calcutta's are both Amber in color looking through them The Amber is more pronounced in the Costa's. *For the money, the Calcutta's are similar in ways to the Costa's when looking through them. The Calcutta's just do not bring out the color of your surroundings as much as the Costa's do. They do cut the glare off the water almost the same. I may have been able to see the bottom in the water SLIGHTLY better with the Costa's than the Calcutta's. But, for $22.00 they do a darn good job. *In conclusion, I would buy these for sure if I were scared I was prawn to lose, scratch, or break sunglasses in a short period of time. If was a very careful person and kept the Costa's in a case, only wore them when fishing or driving. I would go with the Costa's. I love mine for sure. But, like I said for $22.00 you just can't beat the Calcutta's!! Hit the LIKE button then SUBSCRIBE button then the little "Bell" to be notified when I post new content. SUBSCRIBE LINK: http://bit.ly/2lGlXEa *Shop for gear I use from my Amazon store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/southernoutdoorsfishing My Pateron Page: https://www.patreon.com/SouthernOutdoorsFishing Pansonic G85:http://amzn.to/2ijwN39 Rode VideoMicro:http://amzn.to/2jsP8y7 GoPro 5 Black:http://amzn.to/2yK1pRF GoPro4 Sessions:http://amzn.to/2zHfEtA GoPro 4 Silver:http://amzn.to/2zLBavt GoPro 3 Silver:http://amzn.to/2ij3nlx *Fishing gear I use: Hobie Outback:http://amzn.to/2ilFWs7 Hobie Sailing Rudder:http://amzn.to/2zKWpxf *My Email for questions and comments: [email protected] Do you have gear you would like me to review? Send me an email to [email protected] DISCOUNTS: *Get $5.00 off your first box: http://luckytacklebox.refr.cc/thomasf *Use code SOF10 to get 10% Zee Bait.co http://bit.ly/2mKIeUi Links to my Partners: *KastKing: http://bit.ly/2l5wv2o *Lucky Tackle Box: http://bit.ly/2l9GDGW *Plumhead Tackle: http://bit.ly/2lGrcnB *ZeeBait Tackle: http://bit.ly/2mKIeUi *KastKing Products That I Use: https://www.amazon.com/KastKing/pages/8971250011 The Inner Circle package: http://amzn.to/2vmLzLu KastKing Superpower Braided Line: http://amzn.to/2sPTaDr KastKing Monofilament Line: http://amzn.to/2tNa16R KastKing Copolymer Line: http://amzn.to/2tsF20A KastKing Durablend Leader Line: http://amzn.to/2rXcIS4 KastKing FluoroKote Line: http://amzn.to/2rTngXa KastKing Masters Monofilament Line: http://amzn.to/2rUurcV KastKing Fortis Braided Line: http://amzn.to/2sVTsJK KastKing SuperKast9 Braided Line: http://amzn.to/2frcimB KastKing Maxthin8 Braided Line: http://amzn.to/2vDbC44 *BAITCASTING REELS KastKing Rover Round Baitcasting Reel: http://amzn.to/2sPBqIf KastKing Royale Legend Baitcaster: http://amzn.to/2tswU0f KastKing Stealth Baitcaster: http://amzn.to/2sTg7qc KastKing Speed demon Baitcaster: http://amzn.to/2vFaIQq KastKing Assassin Baitcaster: http://amzn.to/2tPV443 KastKing Spartacus Maximus Baitcaster: http://amzn.to/2rTnAVS KastKing Spartacus Baitcaster: http://amzn.to/2tPUm6L KastKing Spartacus Plus Baitcaster: http://amzn.to/2vlCByr KastKing Whitemax Baitcaster: http://amzn.to/2sXyvxG *SPINNING REELS KastKing Sharky Baitfeeder III Spinning Reel: http://amzn.to/2fbd2Ms KastKing Sharky II Spinning Reel: http://amzn.to/2tvJhZh KastKing Mela II Spinning Reel: http://amzn.to/2sSFVSf KastKing Kodiak Spinning Reel: http://amzn.to/2sVTPUv KastKing Summer Spinning Reel: http://amzn.to/2sVOjRO *FISHING TOOLS MadBite Fish Plier: http://amzn.to/2sSmkle KastKing Falcon Plier: http://amzn.to/2sXcwqI MadBite MadBright Hook Remover: http://amzn.to/2tv5LKb KastKing Rod Sleeve: http://amzn.to/2sW1XEG MadBite Fishing Net: http://amzn.to/2sVOrAM KastKing Dry Bag: http://amzn.to/2tvtVUy *RODS KastKing Perigee II Fishing Rod: http://amzn.to/2uHXWBD KastKing Ranger Fishing Rod KastKing BlackHawk Fishing Rod *Rod Rack KastKing Rod Rack: http://amzn.to/2sXyXvS Social Media *My Website: http://bit.ly/2l5oudE *Twitter: https://twitter.com/SouthernFishNC or http://bit.ly/2kIZlos *Facebook: Southern Outdoors Fishing http://bit.ly/2l9QnRu *Instagram: Southern Outdoors Fishing http://bit.ly/2kieFcO *Soundcloud: http://bit.ly/2kmF70a
Magnapinna Squid Filmed at Drilling Site
 
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A mile and a half (two and a half kilometers) underwater, this alien-like, long-armed, and--strangest of all--"elbowed" Magnapinna squid is seen in a still from a video clip recently obtained by National Geographic News. In a brief video from the dive recently obtained by National Geographic News, one of the rarely seen squid loiters above the seafloor in the Gulf of Mexico on November 11, 2007. The clip—from a Shell oil company ROV (remotely operated vehicle)—arrived after a long, circuitous trip through oil-industry in-boxes and other email accounts. "Perdido ROV Visitor, What Is It?" the email's subject line read—Perdido being the name of a Shell-owned drilling site. Located about 200 miles (320 kilometers) off Houston, Texas (Gulf of Mexico map), Perdido is one of the world's deepest oil and gas developments. The video clip shows the screen of the ROV's guidance monitor framed with pulsing inputs of time and positioning data. In a few seconds of jerky camerawork, the squid appears with its huge fins waving like elephant ears and its remarkable arms and tentacles trailing from elbow-like appendages. Despite the squid's apparent unflappability on camera, Magnapinna, or "big fin," squid remain largely a mystery to science. ROVs have filmed Magnapinna squid a dozen or so times in the Gulf and the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans. The recent video marks the first sighting of a Magnapinna at an oil development, though experts don't think the squid's presence there has any special scientific significance. But the video is evidence of how, as oil- and gas-industry ROVs dive deeper and stay down longer, they are yielding valuable footage of deep-sea animals. Some marine biologists have even formed formal partnerships with oil companies, allowing scientists to share camera time on the corporate ROVs—though critics worry about possible conflicts of interest. Based on analysis of videos not unlike the one captured at the Perdido site, scientists know that the adult Magnapinna observed to date range from 5 to 23 feet (1.5 to 7 meters) long, Vecchione said. By contrast, the largest known giant squid measured about 16 meters (52 feet) long. And whereas giant squid and other cephalopods have eight short arms and two long tentacles, Magnapinna has ten indistinguishable appendages that all appear to be the same length. "The most peculiar structure is that of the arms," said deep-sea biologist Bruce Robison of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in California. Referring to the way the tentacles hang down from elbow-like kinks, Robison said: "Judging from that structure, we think the animal feeds by dragging its arms and the ends of its tentacles along the seafloor as it drifts slowly above it." The elbow-like angles allow the tentacles to spread out, perhaps preventing them from getting tangled. "Imagine spreading the fingers of a hand and dragging the fingertips along the top of a table to grab bits of food," he added.
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The Answer - 1940 British Council Film Collection - CharlieDeanArchives / Archival Footage
 
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Britain's check to the German drive for world domination. The Ministry of Information requested that the film should be withdrawn as it was considered too direct propaganda, and that overseas audiences would have trouble following it. However, it had already been shipped across the colonies and ended up being one of the most popular of the British Council's films - both in the UK and overseas. The film was distributed along with song sheets so that the audience might join in. For overseas audiences, descriptive subtitles were added to each sequence. This film has been made available by the British Council Film Collection for non-commercial research and educational purposes . . The British Council Film Collection consists of 120 short documentaries made by the British Council during the 1940s designed to show the world how Britain lived, worked and played. View, download and play with the Collection at www.britishcouncil.org/film . CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage from the 20th century making history come alive!
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Fishing for the Future
 
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A majority of people living in the coastal region of Sindhudurg, Maharashtra rely on fishing for livelihood. Watch how newly adopted sustainable fishing technology, introduced by UNDP and Government of Maharashtra, has drastically reduced unwanted catch and is conserving the region’s rich marine biodiversity
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Mariyan (Maryan) Latest Telugu Full Movie || 2015 || Dhanush
 
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Mariyan Latest Telugu Full Movie Watch more movies @ http://www.youtube.com/volgavideo http://www.youtube.com/user/newvolgavideo/videos?view=1 Movie: Mariyan (Tamil - Maryan), Cast: Dhanush, Parvathy, Salim Kumar, Director: Bharat Bala, Music: A R Rahman, Release Date: 20 November 2015. Songs: Manasaa Padhaa | Inka Koncham Saeppu | Ninna Thanuvundhi | Sonapareeya | Emaiyyaavu Rajaa | I Love Africa | Kumme Soolam | Story: Maryan Joseph (played by Dhanush) is a fisherman in a village named Neerody. He has an auspicious bond with sea and proudly claims himself as "Kadal Raasa" (King of Ocean). There is Panimalar (played by Parvathy) who falls in love with Maryan and doesn’t shy away in confessing it to him. Maryan is loved and longed by Panimalar but sadly her feelings are not reciprocated. The more Maryan tries to keep Panimalar away from him, the closer she tries to get. This eventually leads to Maryan falling for Panimalar.
Views: 7538000 Volga Video
BREXIT THE MOVIE auf Deutsch
 
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BREXIT DER FILM Deutsche Version von "BREXIT THE MOVIE". Da ich den Film für einen wichtigen Meilenstein der Geschichte halte, habe ich mir die Mühe gemacht und die englischen Original-Untertitel überarbeitet und alles auf Deutsch übersetzt (brauchte Tage dafür). Damit man sie sehen kann, muss man rechts unterhalb des Films auf das Zahnrad klicken und die gewünschten Untertitel einschalten. Wenn man den Film auf einer Box anschauen will, kann man den Film auch herunterladen (Google weiss wie) und mit meinem Untertitelprogramm 'Atlas Subtitler' (dem besten (:-)) die Untertitel hinzufügen. Subtitler ist unter http://www.atlas-informatik.ch/subtitler zu finden. Der Film stammt nicht von mir. Da er aber ein Crowd-Funding-Projekt war, sollte es rechtlich ok sein. Übersetzung der Original-Beschreibung auf Deutsch: ---- BREXIT: DER FILM ist ein Feature-Dokumentarfilm, der versucht, so viele Menschen wie möglich zu inspirieren und dafür zu gewinnen, dass sie beim Referendum zur EU am 23. Juni 2016 VERLASSEN stimmen. BREXIT: DER FILM zeigt die Gefahren auf, wenn man in der EU bleibt. Ist es sicher, einer entfernten Regierung ausserhalb unserer Kontrolle die Macht zu verleihen, Gesetze zu machen? Ist es sicher, uns an Länder zu binden, die in der Nähe des finanziellen Ruins stehen und die in Richtung furchteinflössenden, politischen Extremismus und Leidens driften? ---- Das spannende an dieser Doku sind einerseits die Einblicke, die man ins Innenleben der EU bekommt, als auch, dass die Schweiz als Beispiel eines Landes ausserhalb der EU im Film vorkommt. Möglicherweise war der Film sogar das Zünglein an der Waage, denn er wurde am 12. Mai 2016 veröffentlicht. Das korrespondiert überraschend gut mit der Wahlstatistik unter https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/EU-Mitgliedschaftsreferendum_im_Vereinigten_Königreich_2016#/media/File:UK_EU_referendum_polling.svg. Vermutlich nur ein/zwei Wochen später und es hätte nicht mehr gereicht. Grossbritannien ist letztlich am 23. Juni 2016 mit hauchdünner Mehrheit aus der EU ausgetreten. Filminfos auf Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brexit:_The_Movie Referendum, worum es bei der Wahl ging: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/EU-Mitgliedschaftsreferendum_im_Vereinigten_K%C3%B6nigreich_2016 Webseite mit Übersetzung: https://www.atlas-informatik.ch/freeware/Brexit%20Der%20Film%20auf%20Deutsch.html
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Duke Law | A Conversation with David M. Rubenstein T '70 and Dean David F. Levi
 
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Former Chair of the Duke University Board of Trustees, David Rubenstein A.B.’70 joins Dean David F. Levi for a peer to peer conversation reflecting on the value of philanthropy and opportunities for continued growth and excellence at Duke University and the Law School. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean.
Suspense: Will You Make a Bet with Death / Menace in Wax / The Body Snatchers
 
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There were several variations of program introductions. A typical early opening is this from April 27, 1943: (MUSIC ... BERNARD HERRMANN'S SUSPENSE THEME ... CONTINUES IN BG) THE MAN IN BLACK: Suspense! This is The Man in Black, here again to introduce Columbia's program, Suspense. Our stars tonight are Miss Agnes Moorehead and Mr. Ray Collins. You've seen these two expert and resourceful players in "Citizen Kane" - "The Magnificent Ambersons" in which Miss Moorehead's performance won her the 1942 Film Critics' Award. Mr. Collins will soon be seen in the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Technicolor film, "Salute to the Marines." Miss Moorehead and Mr. Collins return this evening to their first love, the CBS microphone, to appear in a study in terror by Lucille Fletcher called "The Diary of Sophronia Winters." The story told by this diary is tonight's tale of... suspense. If you've been with us on these Tuesday nights, you will know that Suspense is compounded of mystery and suspicion and dangerous adventure. In this series are tales calculated to intrigue you, to stir your nerves, to offer you a precarious situation and then withhold the solution... until the last possible moment. And so it is with "The Diary of Sophronia Winters" and the performances of Agnes Moorehead and Ray Collins, we again hope to keep you in... (MUSIC: ... UP, DRAMATICALLY) THE MAN IN BLACK: ... Suspense! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suspense_%28radio_drama%29
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Sir Jonathan Bate reading “Ted Hughes: Eco-Warrior, or Eco-Worrier?”
 
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The Department of English at ASU presents Professor Sir Jonathan Bate, playwright, biographer, scholar, and Provost of Worcester College, Oxford, in a lecture supported by the Office of the Provost. Bate, who has just published a much-heralded biography of British poet laureate Ted Hughes, presented the talk, "Ted Hughes: Eco-Warrior, or Eco-Worrier?" A well-known as a biographer, critic, broadcaster and scholar, Jonathan Bate is Provost of Worcester College and Professor of English Literature in the University of Oxford. He has wide-ranging research interests in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature, Romanticism, biography and life-writing, ecocriticism, contemporary poetry and theatre history. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and the Royal Society of Literature, as well as an Honorary Fellow of St Catharine's College, Cambridge. Before moving to Oxford in 2011, he was a Fellow of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, then King Alfred Professor of English Literature at the University of Liverpool, and then Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature at the University of Warwick. He is a Governor of the Royal Shakespeare Company, broadcasts regularly for the BBC, writes for the Guardian, Times, TLS and Sunday Telegraph, and has held visiting posts at Yale and UCLA. In 2006 he was awarded a CBE in the Queen's 80th Birthday Honours for his services to higher education and in 2015 he was knighted in the New Year Honours for services to literary scholarship and higher education. Bate is renowned in the field of ecocriticism, having published what is considered “the first ecological reading of English literature”—his Song of the Earth (Picador/Harvard UP, 2000). Previously, in his Romantic Ecology (Routledge 1991), Bates articulated the conservationist influence of William Wordsworth’s poetry; the work has been enormously influential on later Romanticist work on literature and the environment. In his award-winning biography of John Clare (2003), Bates discussed the laborer-poet’s interest in environmental fragility and ecological change, calling him “an ecologist, before his time; a conservationist.” Bate is also an advocate for the importance of humanities education. In an interview published in British Academy Review (February 2014), he said “one of the reasons for studying the humanities is precisely that the humanities draw our attention to big, valuable, important things that cannot be contained or constrained within a model of economic benefit. Beauty, truth – these are difficult, abstract concepts, concepts that defy quantification.” Monday, Nov. 23, 2015 Arizona State University, Tempe campus
Reevaluating US Policy Toward Iran
 
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Ambassador Chas Freeman, senior fellow at Watson, and Dr. Michael Rubin, AEI foreign policy scholar, discuss US policy toward Iran. The conversation focuses on the Joint Policy Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), counter-terror efforts, and future of US involvement in the Middle East. Brown University April 12, 2017
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Using fish to build resiliency to food insecurity in Malawi
 
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To help build resilience to food insecurity in Malawi, the Malawi Red Cross Society and its partners are implementing a number of small scale long-term interventions with sustainable impact. This includes fish farming, where participants are provided with training and the tools needed to create a pond, stock it, and maintain it. Recipients say the fish has benefitted them in that it provides additional nutrients to their diets, and they can sell the fish for additional income. This, in turn, helps them operate small businesses and send their children to school. The project adopted a diversified approach and included activities such as bee keeping, fish farming, small scale irrigation, backyard gardens, and livestock production. 210 people were selected in 15 villages to be part of the activity which resulted in the establishment of 22 small scale irrigation schemes. People received a treadle pump, fertilizer, seeds, and training. The training included how to prepare fields for irrigation, how to set up the treadle pump which resulted in a wider area of cultivation for them, knowledge about different types of crops and techniques such as crop rotation. Recipients say because of these interventions they now have enough food for their families, as well as surplus which they sell. They use the money to purchase additional supplies to prepare for the next planting season.
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"Our Environmental Destiny" - Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
 
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At the College of Natural Resources 2016 Horace M. Albright Lecture in Conservation, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. discusses the role that natural resources play in our work, health, and American identity, reminding us that we have a responsibility to protect and preserve our planet for future generations. An environmental leader and speaker, Mr. Kennedy is chief prosecuting attorney for the Hudson Riverkeepers, senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, and president-at-large of the Waterkeeper Alliance.
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Top U.S. and World News Headlines for November 17, 2015
 
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Visit http://democracynow.org to watch the full independent, global news hour, read the transcript, search our archive, and to make a donation to support us. Democracy Now!, is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on 1,300+ TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream 8-9am ET: http://democracynow.org Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today: http://democracynow.org/donate FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: Facebook: http://facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: https://twitter.com/democracynow YouTube: http://youtube.com/user/democracynow SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/democracynow Daily Email: http://democracynow.org/subscribe Google+: https://plus.google.com/+DemocracyNow Instagram: http://instagram.com/democracynow Tumblr: http://democracynow.tumblr Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/democracynow iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/democracy-now!-audio/id73802554 TuneIn: http://tunein.com/radio/Democracy-Now-p90/ Stitcher Radio: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/democracy-now
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30 More Famous Stories Retold | Short Stories in English with subtitles | Stories to Learn English
 
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► Más cuentos, resúmenes, vocabulario… https://www.cultiva-t.com ► Descubre en Amazon los mejores lectores de libros electrónicos: https://amzn.to/2Vups1Z ► Prueba gratuita de 30 días de Kindle Unlimited con acceso a más de un millón de libros. Más información: https://amzn.to/2O2hI4M Visita nuestra web: https://www.cultiva-t.com ► TURN SUBTITLES ON! Can't activate them? Watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-RKLcjI2qU ► WANT TO SEE SUBTITLES IN YOUR LANGUAGE? Just activate the translation! Click here to know how: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ixxd1kh-7eA STORIES: Columbus and the Egg. Upon A Peak in Darien First Story. Upon A Peak in Darien Second Story. The Fountain of Youth. Eureka! Galileo and the Lamps. Sir Isaac Newton and the Apple. The First Printer. John Gutenberg and the Voices. James Watt and the Teakettle. Dr. John and His Father. Webster and the Woodchuck. Friar Bacon and the Brazen Head. As Rich as Croesus. The Gordian Knot. Why Alexander Wept. King Richard and Blondel. King John and Prince Arthur. King John and the Magna Charta. The Man in the Iron Mask. The Fall of Troy. Penelope's Web. How Rome Was Founded. How Decius Mus Saved Rome. Delenda est Carthago! Hannibal, the Hero of Carthage. Crossing the Rubicon. The White-headed Zal. Peter Klaus the Goatherd. Thirty More Famous Stories Retold, the sequel to the popular Fifty Famous Stories Retold, retells the stories of legendary people and mythological figures in simple, easy-to-understand language appropriate for intermediate readers and listeners of all ages. Contained within are the fascinating and thrilling stories from science and myth, from Camelot and Rome, that every child should know. In James Baldwin's introduction he explains that: "Nearly all the stories are true, and there are not more than three or four that might not have happened. In every one there is something worth learning and remembering." Subscribe! New videos every week. ► https://www.youtube.com/c/CultivaT
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Oct. 16, 2017 - Law Amendments Committee Proceedings
 
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Anthony Trent, Master Criminal by Wyndham Martyn
 
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In 1918, Anthony Trent, a well-educated young man in his late twenties, lives an unsatisfactory life in a New York boarding house. He writes successful crime fiction stories, but this doesn't pay enough for him to do the things he wants. Things change when he starts to put his knowledge of crime to a practical use... It gets him into serious trouble before long. Chapter 1. The First Step - 00:00 Chapter 2. Anthony Trent Talks on Crime - 21:13 Chapter 3. The Day of Temptation - 36:51 Chapter 4. Beginning the Game - 54:46 Chapter 5. Anthony Pulls Up Stakes - 1:07:27 Chapter 6. Fooling Shylock Drummond - 1:22:59 Chapter 7. The Danger of Sentiment - 1:43:53 Chapter 8. When a Woman Smiled - 2:06:50 Chapter 9. "The Countess" - 2:25:30 Chapter 10. Anthony Trent Saves a Piano - 2:34:49 Chapter 11. Espionage at Close Range - 2:58:11 Chapter 12. The Sinn Fein Plot - 3:14:46 Chapter 13. Anthony Trent Interests Himself in Police Gossip - 3:27:52 Chapter 14. Ambulances and Diamonds - 3:42:14 Chapter 15. The Baron Lends a Hand - 3:59:42 Chapter 16. The Mount Aubyn Ruby - 4:08:51 Chapter 17. Trent Takes a Holiday - 4:24:54 Chapter 18. The Great Black Bird - 4:36:16 Chapter 19. Trent Acquires a Home - 4:54:03 Chapter 20. "Wanted - an Emerald" - 4:59:58 Chapter 21. The Murder of Andrew Apthorpe - 5:19:15 Chapter 22. A Thief to Catch a Thief - 5:36:28 Chapter 23. The Secret of the Black Bag - 5:48:04 Chapter 24. Devlin's Promise - 5:56:24 Chapter 25. On the Trail of "The Countess" - 6:02:56 Chapter 26. Anthony Trent - "Paying Guest" - 6:27:22 Chapter 27. Mrs. Kinney Makes a Confession - 6:53:45 Chapter 28. The German Spy Merchant - 7:21:26 Chapter 29. Mrs. Kinney Intervenes - 7:42:39 Chapter 30. "Private Trent" - 7:48:57 Chapter 31. Devlin's revenge - 8:01:54 This is followed by "The Secret of the Silver Car": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEhuPtChVJI
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The Purple Carpet 2015 University of Washington Commencement
 
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Celebrate the UW's 2015 graduating class with The Purple Carpet and hosts Gaard Swanson and Erin Mayovsky. Features include: - Graduating senior Rio Barber interviewing her fellow graduates live before the ceremony - Stories about notable UW alumni - Exclusive interviews with two of his year’s distinguished student gonfalonieres, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs Ed Taylor, former Congressman Norm Dicks and Interim President Ana Mari Cauce. http://uwtv.org
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Our Miss Brooks: Another Day, Dress / Induction Notice / School TV / Hats for Mother's Day
 
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Our Miss Brooks is an American situation comedy starring Eve Arden as a sardonic high school English teacher. It began as a radio show broadcast from 1948 to 1957. When the show was adapted to television (1952--56), it became one of the medium's earliest hits. In 1956, the sitcom was adapted for big screen in the film of the same name. Connie (Constance) Brooks (Eve Arden), an English teacher at fictional Madison High School. Osgood Conklin (Gale Gordon), blustery, gruff, crooked and unsympathetic Madison High principal, a near-constant pain to his faculty and students. (Conklin was played by Joseph Forte in the show's first episode; Gordon succeeded him for the rest of the series' run.) Occasionally Conklin would rig competitions at the school--such as that for prom queen--so that his daughter Harriet would win. Walter Denton (Richard Crenna, billed at the time as Dick Crenna), a Madison High student, well-intentioned and clumsy, with a nasally high, cracking voice, often driving Miss Brooks (his self-professed favorite teacher) to school in a broken-down jalopy. Miss Brooks' references to her own usually-in-the-shop car became one of the show's running gags. Philip Boynton (Jeff Chandler on radio, billed sometimes under his birth name Ira Grossel); Robert Rockwell on both radio and television), Madison High biology teacher, the shy and often clueless object of Miss Brooks' affections. Margaret Davis (Jane Morgan), Miss Brooks' absentminded landlady, whose two trademarks are a cat named Minerva, and a penchant for whipping up exotic and often inedible breakfasts. Harriet Conklin (Gloria McMillan), Madison High student and daughter of principal Conklin. A sometime love interest for Walter Denton, Harriet was honest and guileless with none of her father's malevolence and dishonesty. Stretch (Fabian) Snodgrass (Leonard Smith), dull-witted Madison High athletic star and Walter's best friend. Daisy Enright (Mary Jane Croft), Madison High English teacher, and a scheming professional and romantic rival to Miss Brooks. Jacques Monet (Gerald Mohr), a French teacher. Our Miss Brooks was a hit on radio from the outset; within eight months of its launch as a regular series, the show landed several honors, including four for Eve Arden, who won polls in four individual publications of the time. Arden had actually been the third choice to play the title role. Harry Ackerman, West Coast director of programming, wanted Shirley Booth for the part, but as he told historian Gerald Nachman many years later, he realized Booth was too focused on the underpaid downside of public school teaching at the time to have fun with the role. Lucille Ball was believed to have been the next choice, but she was already committed to My Favorite Husband and didn't audition. Chairman Bill Paley, who was friendly with Arden, persuaded her to audition for the part. With a slightly rewritten audition script--Osgood Conklin, for example, was originally written as a school board president but was now written as the incoming new Madison principal--Arden agreed to give the newly-revamped show a try. Produced by Larry Berns and written by director Al Lewis, Our Miss Brooks premiered on July 19, 1948. According to radio critic John Crosby, her lines were very "feline" in dialogue scenes with principal Conklin and would-be boyfriend Boynton, with sharp, witty comebacks. The interplay between the cast--blustery Conklin, nebbishy Denton, accommodating Harriet, absentminded Mrs. Davis, clueless Boynton, scheming Miss Enright--also received positive reviews. Arden won a radio listeners' poll by Radio Mirror magazine as the top ranking comedienne of 1948-49, receiving her award at the end of an Our Miss Brooks broadcast that March. "I'm certainly going to try in the coming months to merit the honor you've bestowed upon me, because I understand that if I win this two years in a row, I get to keep Mr. Boynton," she joked. But she was also a hit with the critics; a winter 1949 poll of newspaper and magazine radio editors taken by Motion Picture Daily named her the year's best radio comedienne. For its entire radio life, the show was sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive-Peet, promoting Palmolive soap, Lustre Creme shampoo and Toni hair care products. The radio series continued until 1957, a year after its television life ended. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Miss_Brooks
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Suspense: Lonely Road / Out of Control / Post Mortem
 
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The program's heyday was in the early 1950s, when radio actor, producer and director Elliott Lewis took over (still during the Wilcox/Autolite run). Here the material reached new levels of sophistication. The writing was taut, and the casting, which had always been a strong point of the series (featuring such film stars as Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Henry Fonda, Humphrey Bogart, Judy Garland, Ronald Colman, Marlene Dietrich, Eve McVeagh, Lena Horne, and Cary Grant), took an unexpected turn when Lewis expanded the repertory to include many of radio's famous drama and comedy stars — often playing against type — such as Jack Benny. Jim and Marian Jordan of Fibber McGee and Molly were heard in the episode, "Backseat Driver," which originally aired February 3, 1949. The highest production values enhanced Suspense, and many of the shows retain their power to grip and entertain. At the time he took over Suspense, Lewis was familiar to radio fans for playing Frankie Remley, the wastrel guitar-playing sidekick to Phil Harris in The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show. On the May 10, 1951 Suspense, Lewis reversed the roles with "Death on My Hands": A bandleader (Harris) is horrified when an autograph-seeking fan accidentally shoots herself and dies in his hotel room, and a vocalist (Faye) tries to help him as the townfolk call for vigilante justice against him. With the rise of television and the departures of Lewis and Autolite, subsequent producers (Antony Ellis, William N. Robson and others) struggled to maintain the series despite shrinking budgets, the availability of fewer name actors, and listenership decline. To save money, the program frequently used scripts first broadcast by another noteworthy CBS anthology, Escape. In addition to these tales of exotic adventure, Suspense expanded its repertoire to include more science fiction and supernatural content. By the end of its run, the series was remaking scripts from the long-canceled program The Mysterious Traveler. A time travel tale like Robert Arthur's "The Man Who Went Back to Save Lincoln" or a thriller about a death ray-wielding mad scientist would alternate with more run-of-the-mill crime dramas. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suspense_%28radio_drama%29
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Calling All Cars: Hit and Run Driver / Trial by Talkie / Double Cross
 
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The radio show Calling All Cars hired LAPD radio dispacher Jesse Rosenquist to be the voice of the dispatcher. Rosenquist was already famous because home radios could tune into early police radio frequencies. As the first police radio dispatcher presented to the public ear, his was the voice that actors went to when called upon for a radio dispatcher role. The iconic television series Dragnet, with LAPD Detective Joe Friday as the primary character, was the first major media representation of the department. Real LAPD operations inspired Jack Webb to create the series and close cooperation with department officers let him make it as realistic as possible, including authentic police equipment and sound recording on-site at the police station. Due to Dragnet's popularity, LAPD Chief Parker "became, after J. Edgar Hoover, the most well known and respected law enforcement official in the nation". In the 1960s, when the LAPD under Chief Thomas Reddin expanded its community relations division and began efforts to reach out to the African-American community, Dragnet followed suit with more emphasis on internal affairs and community policing than solving crimes, the show's previous mainstay. Several prominent representations of the LAPD and its officers in television and film include Adam-12, Blue Streak, Blue Thunder, Boomtown, The Closer, Colors, Crash, Columbo, Dark Blue, Die Hard, End of Watch, Heat, Hollywood Homicide, Hunter, Internal Affairs, Jackie Brown, L.A. Confidential, Lakeview Terrace, Law & Order: Los Angeles, Life, Numb3rs, The Shield, Southland, Speed, Street Kings, SWAT, Training Day and the Lethal Weapon, Rush Hour and Terminator film series. The LAPD is also featured in the video games Midnight Club II, Midnight Club: Los Angeles, L.A. Noire and Call of Juarez: The Cartel. The LAPD has also been the subject of numerous novels. Elizabeth Linington used the department as her backdrop in three different series written under three different names, perhaps the most popular being those novel featuring Det. Lt. Luis Mendoza, who was introduced in the Edgar-nominated Case Pending. Joseph Wambaugh, the son of a Pittsburgh policeman, spent fourteen years in the department, using his background to write novels with authentic fictional depictions of life in the LAPD. Wambaugh also created the Emmy-winning TV anthology series Police Story. Wambaugh was also a major influence on James Ellroy, who wrote several novels about the Department set during the 1940s and 1950s, the most famous of which are probably The Black Dahlia, fictionalizing the LAPD's most famous "cold case", and L.A. Confidential, which was made into a film of the same name. Both the novel and the film chronicled mass-murder and corruption inside and outside the force during the Parker era. Critic Roger Ebert indicates that the film's characters (from the 1950s) "represent the choices ahead for the LAPD": assisting Hollywood limelight, aggressive policing with relaxed ethics, and a "straight arrow" approach. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LAPD
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Suspense: Beyond Reason
 
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Ancient epic poems such as the Epic of Gilgamesh, Homer's Odyssey and the Mahābhārata use similar narrative techniques as modern thrillers. In the Odyssey, the hero Odysseus makes a perilous voyage home after the Trojan War, battling extraordinary hardships in order to be reunited with his wife Penelope. He has to contend with villains such as the Cyclops, a one-eyed giant, and the Sirens, whose sweet singing lures sailors to their doom. In most cases, Odysseus uses cunning instead of brute force to overcome his adversaries. Little Red Riding Hood (1697), an early example of a psycho-stalker story, is a fairy tale about a girl who walks through the woods to deliver food to her sick grandmother. A wolf wants to eat the girl but is afraid to do so in public. He approaches Little Red Riding Hood and she naively tells him where she is going. He suggests the girl pick some flowers, which she does. In the meantime, he goes to the grandmother's house and gains entry by pretending to be the girl. He swallows the grandmother whole (in some stories, he locks her in the closet) and waits for the girl, disguised as the grandma. The Three Apples, a tale in the One Thousand and One Nights (Arabian Nights), is the earliest known murder mystery[19] and suspense thriller with multiple plot twists[20] and detective fiction elements.[21] In this tale, a fisherman discovers a heavy locked chest along the Tigris river and he sells it to the Abbasid Caliph, Harun al-Rashid, who then has the chest broken open only to find inside it the dead body of a young woman who was cut into pieces. Harun orders his vizier, Ja'far ibn Yahya, to solve the crime and find the murderer within three days. This whodunit mystery may be considered an archetype for detective fiction.[19][22] The Count of Monte Cristo (1844) is a swashbuckling revenge thriller about a man named Edmond Dantès who is betrayed by his friends and sent to languish in the notorious Château d'If. His only companion is an old man who teaches him everything from philosophy to mathematics to swordplay. Just before the old man dies, he reveals to Dantès the secret location of a great treasure. Shortly after, Dantès engineers a daring escape and uses the treasure to reinvent himself as the Count of Monte Cristo. Thirsting for vengeance, he sets out to punish those who destroyed his life. The Riddle of the Sands (1903) is "the first modern thriller", according to Ken Follett, who described it as "an open-air adventure thriller about two young men who stumble upon a German armada preparing to invade England". Heart of Darkness (1903) is a first-person within a first-person account about a man named Marlowe who travels up the Congo River in search of an enigmatic Belgian trader named Kurtz. Layer by layer, the atrocities of the human soul and man's inhumanity to man are peeled away. Marlowe finds it increasingly difficult to tell where civilization ends and where barbarism begins. Today this might be described as a psychological thriller. The Thirty-Nine Steps (1915) is an early thriller by John Buchan, in which an innocent man becomes the prime suspect in a murder case and finds himself on the run from both the police and enemy spies. The Manchurian Candidate (1959) is a classic of Cold War paranoia. A squad of American soldiers are kidnapped and brainwashed by Communists. False memories are implanted, along with a subconscious trigger that turns them into assassins at a moment's notice. They are soon reintegrated into American society as sleeper agents. One of them, Major Bennett Marco, senses that not all is right, setting him on a collision course with his former comrade Sergeant Raymond Shaw, who is close to being activated as an assassin. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1963) by John le Carré is set in the world of Cold War espionage and helped to usher in an era of more realistic thriller fiction, based around professional spies and the battle of wits between rival spymasters. The Bourne Identity (1980) is one of the first thrillers to be written in the modern style that we know today. A man with gunshot wounds is found floating unconscious in the Mediterranean Sea. Brought ashore and nursed back to health, he wakes up with amnesia. Fiercely determined to uncover the secrets of his past, he embarks on a quest that sends him spiraling into a web of violence and deceit. He is astounded to learn that knowledge of hand-to-hand combat, firearms, and trade craft seem to come naturally to him. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thriller_%28genre%29
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Dragnet: Big Gangster Part 1 / Big Gangster Part 2 / Big Book
 
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Dragnet is a radio and television crime drama about the cases of a dedicated Los Angeles police detective, Sergeant Joe Friday, and his partners. The show takes its name from an actual police term, a "dragnet", meaning a system of coordinated measures for apprehending criminals or suspects. Dragnet debuted inauspiciously. The first several months were bumpy, as Webb and company worked out the program's format and eventually became comfortable with their characters (Friday was originally portrayed as more brash and forceful than his later usually relaxed demeanor). Gradually, Friday's deadpan, fast-talking persona emerged, described by John Dunning as "a cop's cop, tough but not hard, conservative but caring." (Dunning, 210) Friday's first partner was Sergeant Ben Romero, portrayed by Barton Yarborough, a longtime radio actor. After Yarborough's death in 1951 (and therefore Romero's, who also died of a heart attack, as acknowledged on the December 27, 1951 episode "The Big Sorrow"), Friday was partnered with Sergeant Ed Jacobs (December 27, 1951 - April 10, 1952, subsequently transferred to the Police Academy as an instructor), played by Barney Phillips; Officer Bill Lockwood (Ben Romero's nephew, April 17, 1952 - May 8, 1952), played by Martin Milner (with Ken Peters taking the role for the June 12, 1952 episode "The Big Donation"); and finally Frank Smith, played first by Herb Ellis (1952), then Ben Alexander (September 21, 1952-1959). Raymond Burr was on board to play the Chief of Detectives. When Dragnet hit its stride, it became one of radio's top-rated shows. Webb insisted on realism in every aspect of the show. The dialogue was clipped, understated and sparse, influenced by the hardboiled school of crime fiction. Scripts were fast moving but didn't seem rushed. Every aspect of police work was chronicled, step by step: From patrols and paperwork, to crime scene investigation, lab work and questioning witnesses or suspects. The detectives' personal lives were mentioned but rarely took center stage. (Friday was a bachelor who lived with his mother; Romero, a Mexican-American from Texas, was an ever fretful husband and father.) "Underplaying is still acting", Webb told Time. "We try to make it as real as a guy pouring a cup of coffee." (Dunning, 209) Los Angeles police chiefs C.B. Horrall, William A. Worton, and (later) William H. Parker were credited as consultants, and many police officers were fans. Most of the later episodes were entitled "The Big _____", where the key word denoted a person or thing in the plot. In numerous episodes, this would the principal suspect, victim, or physical target of the crime, but in others was often a seemingly inconsequential detail eventually revealed to be key evidence in solving the crime. For example, in "The Big Streetcar" the background noise of a passing streetcar helps to establish the location of a phone booth used by the suspect. Throughout the series' radio years, one can find interesting glimpses of pre-renewal Downtown L.A., still full of working class residents and the cheap bars, cafes, hotels and boarding houses which served them. At the climax of the early episode "James Vickers", the chase leads to the Subway Terminal Building, where the robber flees into one of the tunnels only to be killed by an oncoming train. Meanwhile, by contrast, in other episodes set in outlying areas, it is clear that the locations in question are far less built up than they are today. Today, the Imperial Highway, extending 40 miles east from El Segundo to Anaheim, is a heavily used boulevard lined almost entirely with low-rise commercial development. In an early Dragnet episode scenes along the Highway, at "the road to San Pedro", clearly indicate that it still retained much the character of a country highway at that time. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragnet_(series)
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Dragnet: Big Cab / Big Slip / Big Try / Big Little Mother
 
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Dragnet is a radio and television crime drama about the cases of a dedicated Los Angeles police detective, Sergeant Joe Friday, and his partners. The show takes its name from an actual police term, a "dragnet", meaning a system of coordinated measures for apprehending criminals or suspects. Scripts tackled a number of topics, ranging from the thrilling (murders, missing persons and armed robbery) to the mundane (check fraud and shoplifting), yet "Dragnet" made them all interesting due to fast-moving plots and behind-the-scenes realism. In "The Garbage Chute" (December 15, 1949), they even had a locked room mystery. Though rather tame by modern standards, Dragnet—especially on the radio—handled controversial subjects such as sex crimes and drug addiction with unprecedented and even startling realism. In one such example, Dragnet broke one of the unspoken (and still rarely broached) taboos of popular entertainment in the episode ".22 Rifle for Christmas" which aired December 22, 1949 and was repeated at Christmastime for the next three years. The episode followed the search for two young boys, Stanley Johnstone and Stevie Morheim, only to discover Stevie had been accidentally killed while playing with a rifle that belonged to Stanley—who'd be receiving it as a Christmas present but opened the box early; Stanley finally told Friday that Stevie was running while holding the rifle when he tripped and fell, causing the gun to discharge, fatally wounding Morheim. NBC received thousands of complaint letters, including a formal protest by the National Rifle Association. Webb forwarded many of the letters to police chief Parker who promised "ten more shows illustrating the folly of giving rifles to children". (Dunning, 211) Another episode dealt with high school girls who, rather than finding Hollywood stardom, fall in with fraudulent talent scouts and end up in pornography and prostitution. Both this episode and ".22 Rifle for Christmas" were adapted for television, with very few script changes, when Dragnet moved to that medium. Another episode, "The Big Trio" (July 3, 1952), detailed three cases in one episode, including reckless and dangerous (in this case, fatal) driving by unlicensed juveniles. With regard to drugs, Webb's strident anti-drug statements, continued into the TV run, would be derided as camp by later audiences; yet his character also showed genuine concern and sympathy for addicts as victims, especially in the case of juveniles. The tone was usually serious, but there were moments of comic relief: Romero was something of a hypochondriac and often seemed henpecked; Frank Smith continually complained about his brother-in-law Armand; though Friday dated, he usually dodged women who tried to set him up with marriage-minded dates. Due in part to Webb's fondness for radio drama, Dragnet persisted on radio until 1957 (the last two seasons were repeats) as one of the last old time radio shows to give way to television's increasing popularity. In fact, the TV show would prove to be effectively a visual version of the radio show, as the style was virtually the same [including the scripts, as the majority of them were adapted from radio]. The TV show could be listened to without watching it, with no loss of understanding of the storyline. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragnet_%28series%29
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Timeline of United States inventions (1946–1991) | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_United_States_inventions_(1946%E2%80%931991) 00:03:20 1 Cold War (1946–1991) 00:03:33 1.1 Post-war and the late 1940s (1946–1949) 00:24:12 1.2 1950s 01:07:39 1.3 1960s 01:49:11 1.4 1970s 02:20:18 1.5 1980s and the early 1990s (1980–1991) 02:39:13 2 See also 02:39:22 3 Footnotes 02:39:31 4 Further reading 02:40:38 5 External links Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.7346002310281773 Voice name: en-AU-Wavenet-B "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= A timeline of United States inventions (1946–1991) encompasses the ingenuity and innovative advancements of the United States within a historical context, dating from the era of the Cold War, which have been achieved by inventors who are either native-born or naturalized citizens of the United States. Copyright protection secures a person's right to his or her first-to-invent claim of the original invention in question, highlighted in Article I, Section 8, Clause 8 of the United States Constitution which gives the following enumerated power to the United States Congress: In 1641, the first patent in North America was issued to Samuel Winslow by the General Court of Massachusetts for a new method of making salt. On April 10, 1790, President George Washington signed the Patent Act of 1790 (1 Stat. 109) into law which proclaimed that patents were to be authorized for "any useful art, manufacture, engine, machine, or device, or any improvement therein not before known or used." On July 31, 1790, Samuel Hopkins of Pittsford, Vermont became the first person in the United States to file and to be granted a patent for an improved method of "Making Pot and Pearl Ashes." The Patent Act of 1836 (Ch. 357, 5 Stat. 117) further clarified United States patent law to the extent of establishing a patent office where patent applications are filed, processed, and granted, contingent upon the language and scope of the claimant's invention, for a patent term of 14 years with an extension of up to an additional 7 years. However, the Uruguay Round Agreements Act of 1994 (URAA) changed the patent term in the United States to a total of 20 years, effective for patent applications filed on or after June 8, 1995, thus bringing United States patent law further into conformity with international patent law. The modern-day provisions of the law applied to inventions are laid out in Title 35 of the United States Code (Ch. 950, sec. 1, 66 Stat. 792). From 1836 to 2011, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted a total of 7,861,317 patents relating to several well-known inventions appearing throughout the timeline below. Some examples of patented inventions between the years 1946 and 1991 include William Shockley's transistor (1947), John Blankenbaker's personal computer (1971), Vinton Cerf's and Robert Kahn's Internet protocol/TCP (1973), and Martin Cooper's mobile phone (1973).
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Labor history of the United States | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labor_history_of_the_United_States 00:03:16 1 Organized labor prior to 1900 00:04:31 1.1 Legality and iHunt/i (1842) 00:13:33 1.2 Early federations 00:15:17 1.3 Railroad brotherhoods 00:17:21 1.4 Knights of Labor 00:20:45 1.5 American Federation of Labor 00:24:58 1.6 Western Federation of Miners 00:26:28 1.7 Pullman Strike 00:29:10 1.8 Labor Exchanges and Tokens 00:30:49 2 Organized labor 1900–1920 00:32:45 2.1 Coal strikes, 1900–1902 00:33:34 2.2 Women's Trade Union League 00:34:47 2.3 Industrial Workers of the World 00:37:29 2.4 Government and labor 00:40:26 2.5 World War I 00:41:56 2.6 Strikes of 1919 00:42:39 2.6.1 Coal Strike of 1919 00:44:18 2.6.2 Women telephone operators win strike in 1919 00:45:28 3 Weakness of organized labor 1920–1929 00:49:36 3.1 Great Railroad Strike of 1922 00:51:23 4 Organized labor 1929–1955 00:51:38 4.1 The Great Depression and organized labor 00:53:46 4.2 The Norris-La Guardia Anti-Injunction Act of 1932 00:55:33 4.3 FDR and the National Industrial Recovery Act 00:59:30 4.4 The American Federation of Labor: craft unionism vs. industrial unionism 01:02:04 4.5 John L. Lewis and the CIO 01:06:59 4.6 Upsurge in World War II 01:09:45 4.7 Walter Reuther and UAW 01:10:49 4.8 PAC and politics of 1940s 01:12:04 4.8.1 Strike wave of 1945 01:15:18 4.9 Taft-Hartley Act 01:21:19 4.10 Anti-communism 01:24:11 5 Union decline 1955–2016 01:29:03 5.1 AFL and CIO merger 1955 01:32:49 5.2 Conservative attacks 01:35:34 5.3 Civil Rights Movement 01:35:57 5.4 United Farm Workers, 1960s 01:39:24 5.5 Reagan era, 1980s 01:42:26 5.6 Decline of private sector unions 01:44:04 6 2016–present 01:45:29 6.1 Teacher strikes 01:46:44 7 Public-sector unions 01:49:26 7.1 New Deal era 01:50:34 7.2 "Little New Deal" era 01:51:49 7.3 Recent years 01:53:28 8 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.7485380080636301 Voice name: en-GB-Wavenet-C "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= The labor history of the United States describes the history of organized labor, US labor law, and more general history of working people, in the United States. Beginning in the 1930s, unions became important components of the Democratic Party. However, some historians have not understood why no Labor Party emerged in the United States, in contrast to Western Europe.The nature and power of organized labor is the outcome of historical tensions among counter-acting forces involving workplace rights, wages, working hours, political expression, labor laws, and other working conditions. Organized unions and their umbrella labor federations such as the AFL–CIO and citywide federations have competed, evolved, merged, and split against a backdrop of changing values and priorities, and periodic federal government intervention. As commentator E. J. Dionne has noted, the union movement has traditionally espoused a set of values—solidarity being the most important, the sense that each should look out for the interests of all. From this followed commitments to mutual assistance, to a rough-and-ready sense of equality, to a disdain for elitism, and to a belief that democracy and individual rights did not stop at the plant gate or the office reception room. Dionne notes that these values are "increasingly foreign to American culture". In most industrial nations the labor movement sponsored its own political parties, with the U.S. as a conspicuous exception. Both major American parties vied for union votes, with the Democrats usually much more successful. Labor unions became a central element of the New Deal Coalition that dominated national politics from the 1930s into the mid-1960s during the Fifth Party System. Liberal Republicans who supported unions in the Northeast lost power after 1964.The history of organized labor has been a specialty of scholars since the 1890s, and has produced a large amount of scholarly literature fo ...
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Our Miss Brooks: English Test / First Aid Course / Tries to Forget / Wins a Man's Suit
 
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Our Miss Brooks is an American situation comedy starring Eve Arden as a sardonic high school English teacher. It began as a radio show broadcast from 1948 to 1957. When the show was adapted to television (1952--56), it became one of the medium's earliest hits. In 1956, the sitcom was adapted for big screen in the film of the same name. Connie (Constance) Brooks (Eve Arden), an English teacher at fictional Madison High School. Osgood Conklin (Gale Gordon), blustery, gruff, crooked and unsympathetic Madison High principal, a near-constant pain to his faculty and students. (Conklin was played by Joseph Forte in the show's first episode; Gordon succeeded him for the rest of the series' run.) Occasionally Conklin would rig competitions at the school--such as that for prom queen--so that his daughter Harriet would win. Walter Denton (Richard Crenna, billed at the time as Dick Crenna), a Madison High student, well-intentioned and clumsy, with a nasally high, cracking voice, often driving Miss Brooks (his self-professed favorite teacher) to school in a broken-down jalopy. Miss Brooks' references to her own usually-in-the-shop car became one of the show's running gags. Philip Boynton (Jeff Chandler on radio, billed sometimes under his birth name Ira Grossel); Robert Rockwell on both radio and television), Madison High biology teacher, the shy and often clueless object of Miss Brooks' affections. Margaret Davis (Jane Morgan), Miss Brooks' absentminded landlady, whose two trademarks are a cat named Minerva, and a penchant for whipping up exotic and often inedible breakfasts. Harriet Conklin (Gloria McMillan), Madison High student and daughter of principal Conklin. A sometime love interest for Walter Denton, Harriet was honest and guileless with none of her father's malevolence and dishonesty. Stretch (Fabian) Snodgrass (Leonard Smith), dull-witted Madison High athletic star and Walter's best friend. Daisy Enright (Mary Jane Croft), Madison High English teacher, and a scheming professional and romantic rival to Miss Brooks. Jacques Monet (Gerald Mohr), a French teacher. Our Miss Brooks was a hit on radio from the outset; within eight months of its launch as a regular series, the show landed several honors, including four for Eve Arden, who won polls in four individual publications of the time. Arden had actually been the third choice to play the title role. Harry Ackerman, West Coast director of programming, wanted Shirley Booth for the part, but as he told historian Gerald Nachman many years later, he realized Booth was too focused on the underpaid downside of public school teaching at the time to have fun with the role. Lucille Ball was believed to have been the next choice, but she was already committed to My Favorite Husband and didn't audition. Chairman Bill Paley, who was friendly with Arden, persuaded her to audition for the part. With a slightly rewritten audition script--Osgood Conklin, for example, was originally written as a school board president but was now written as the incoming new Madison principal--Arden agreed to give the newly-revamped show a try. Produced by Larry Berns and written by director Al Lewis, Our Miss Brooks premiered on July 19, 1948. According to radio critic John Crosby, her lines were very "feline" in dialogue scenes with principal Conklin and would-be boyfriend Boynton, with sharp, witty comebacks. The interplay between the cast--blustery Conklin, nebbishy Denton, accommodating Harriet, absentminded Mrs. Davis, clueless Boynton, scheming Miss Enright--also received positive reviews. Arden won a radio listeners' poll by Radio Mirror magazine as the top ranking comedienne of 1948-49, receiving her award at the end of an Our Miss Brooks broadcast that March. "I'm certainly going to try in the coming months to merit the honor you've bestowed upon me, because I understand that if I win this two years in a row, I get to keep Mr. Boynton," she joked. But she was also a hit with the critics; a winter 1949 poll of newspaper and magazine radio editors taken by Motion Picture Daily named her the year's best radio comedienne. For its entire radio life, the show was sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive-Peet, promoting Palmolive soap, Lustre Creme shampoo and Toni hair care products. The radio series continued until 1957, a year after its television life ended. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Miss_Brooks
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Our Miss Brooks: Connie's New Job Offer / Heat Wave / English Test / Weekend at Crystal Lake
 
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Our Miss Brooks is an American situation comedy starring Eve Arden as a sardonic high school English teacher. It began as a radio show broadcast from 1948 to 1957. When the show was adapted to television (1952--56), it became one of the medium's earliest hits. In 1956, the sitcom was adapted for big screen in the film of the same name. Connie (Constance) Brooks (Eve Arden), an English teacher at fictional Madison High School. Osgood Conklin (Gale Gordon), blustery, gruff, crooked and unsympathetic Madison High principal, a near-constant pain to his faculty and students. (Conklin was played by Joseph Forte in the show's first episode; Gordon succeeded him for the rest of the series' run.) Occasionally Conklin would rig competitions at the school--such as that for prom queen--so that his daughter Harriet would win. Walter Denton (Richard Crenna, billed at the time as Dick Crenna), a Madison High student, well-intentioned and clumsy, with a nasally high, cracking voice, often driving Miss Brooks (his self-professed favorite teacher) to school in a broken-down jalopy. Miss Brooks' references to her own usually-in-the-shop car became one of the show's running gags. Philip Boynton (Jeff Chandler on radio, billed sometimes under his birth name Ira Grossel); Robert Rockwell on both radio and television), Madison High biology teacher, the shy and often clueless object of Miss Brooks' affections. Margaret Davis (Jane Morgan), Miss Brooks' absentminded landlady, whose two trademarks are a cat named Minerva, and a penchant for whipping up exotic and often inedible breakfasts. Harriet Conklin (Gloria McMillan), Madison High student and daughter of principal Conklin. A sometime love interest for Walter Denton, Harriet was honest and guileless with none of her father's malevolence and dishonesty. Stretch (Fabian) Snodgrass (Leonard Smith), dull-witted Madison High athletic star and Walter's best friend. Daisy Enright (Mary Jane Croft), Madison High English teacher, and a scheming professional and romantic rival to Miss Brooks. Jacques Monet (Gerald Mohr), a French teacher. Our Miss Brooks was a hit on radio from the outset; within eight months of its launch as a regular series, the show landed several honors, including four for Eve Arden, who won polls in four individual publications of the time. Arden had actually been the third choice to play the title role. Harry Ackerman, West Coast director of programming, wanted Shirley Booth for the part, but as he told historian Gerald Nachman many years later, he realized Booth was too focused on the underpaid downside of public school teaching at the time to have fun with the role. Lucille Ball was believed to have been the next choice, but she was already committed to My Favorite Husband and didn't audition. Chairman Bill Paley, who was friendly with Arden, persuaded her to audition for the part. With a slightly rewritten audition script--Osgood Conklin, for example, was originally written as a school board president but was now written as the incoming new Madison principal--Arden agreed to give the newly-revamped show a try. Produced by Larry Berns and written by director Al Lewis, Our Miss Brooks premiered on July 19, 1948. According to radio critic John Crosby, her lines were very "feline" in dialogue scenes with principal Conklin and would-be boyfriend Boynton, with sharp, witty comebacks. The interplay between the cast--blustery Conklin, nebbishy Denton, accommodating Harriet, absentminded Mrs. Davis, clueless Boynton, scheming Miss Enright--also received positive reviews. Arden won a radio listeners' poll by Radio Mirror magazine as the top ranking comedienne of 1948-49, receiving her award at the end of an Our Miss Brooks broadcast that March. "I'm certainly going to try in the coming months to merit the honor you've bestowed upon me, because I understand that if I win this two years in a row, I get to keep Mr. Boynton," she joked. But she was also a hit with the critics; a winter 1949 poll of newspaper and magazine radio editors taken by Motion Picture Daily named her the year's best radio comedienne. For its entire radio life, the show was sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive-Peet, promoting Palmolive soap, Lustre Creme shampoo and Toni hair care products. The radio series continued until 1957, a year after its television life ended. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Miss_Brooks
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Our Miss Brooks: Cow in the Closet / Returns to School / Abolish Football / Bartering
 
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Our Miss Brooks is an American situation comedy starring Eve Arden as a sardonic high school English teacher. It began as a radio show broadcast from 1948 to 1957. When the show was adapted to television (1952--56), it became one of the medium's earliest hits. In 1956, the sitcom was adapted for big screen in the film of the same name. Connie (Constance) Brooks (Eve Arden), an English teacher at fictional Madison High School. Osgood Conklin (Gale Gordon), blustery, gruff, crooked and unsympathetic Madison High principal, a near-constant pain to his faculty and students. (Conklin was played by Joseph Forte in the show's first episode; Gordon succeeded him for the rest of the series' run.) Occasionally Conklin would rig competitions at the school--such as that for prom queen--so that his daughter Harriet would win. Walter Denton (Richard Crenna, billed at the time as Dick Crenna), a Madison High student, well-intentioned and clumsy, with a nasally high, cracking voice, often driving Miss Brooks (his self-professed favorite teacher) to school in a broken-down jalopy. Miss Brooks' references to her own usually-in-the-shop car became one of the show's running gags. Philip Boynton (Jeff Chandler on radio, billed sometimes under his birth name Ira Grossel); Robert Rockwell on both radio and television), Madison High biology teacher, the shy and often clueless object of Miss Brooks' affections. Margaret Davis (Jane Morgan), Miss Brooks' absentminded landlady, whose two trademarks are a cat named Minerva, and a penchant for whipping up exotic and often inedible breakfasts. Harriet Conklin (Gloria McMillan), Madison High student and daughter of principal Conklin. A sometime love interest for Walter Denton, Harriet was honest and guileless with none of her father's malevolence and dishonesty. Stretch (Fabian) Snodgrass (Leonard Smith), dull-witted Madison High athletic star and Walter's best friend. Daisy Enright (Mary Jane Croft), Madison High English teacher, and a scheming professional and romantic rival to Miss Brooks. Jacques Monet (Gerald Mohr), a French teacher. Our Miss Brooks was a hit on radio from the outset; within eight months of its launch as a regular series, the show landed several honors, including four for Eve Arden, who won polls in four individual publications of the time. Arden had actually been the third choice to play the title role. Harry Ackerman, West Coast director of programming, wanted Shirley Booth for the part, but as he told historian Gerald Nachman many years later, he realized Booth was too focused on the underpaid downside of public school teaching at the time to have fun with the role. Lucille Ball was believed to have been the next choice, but she was already committed to My Favorite Husband and didn't audition. Chairman Bill Paley, who was friendly with Arden, persuaded her to audition for the part. With a slightly rewritten audition script--Osgood Conklin, for example, was originally written as a school board president but was now written as the incoming new Madison principal--Arden agreed to give the newly-revamped show a try. Produced by Larry Berns and written by director Al Lewis, Our Miss Brooks premiered on July 19, 1948. According to radio critic John Crosby, her lines were very "feline" in dialogue scenes with principal Conklin and would-be boyfriend Boynton, with sharp, witty comebacks. The interplay between the cast--blustery Conklin, nebbishy Denton, accommodating Harriet, absentminded Mrs. Davis, clueless Boynton, scheming Miss Enright--also received positive reviews. Arden won a radio listeners' poll by Radio Mirror magazine as the top ranking comedienne of 1948-49, receiving her award at the end of an Our Miss Brooks broadcast that March. "I'm certainly going to try in the coming months to merit the honor you've bestowed upon me, because I understand that if I win this two years in a row, I get to keep Mr. Boynton," she joked. But she was also a hit with the critics; a winter 1949 poll of newspaper and magazine radio editors taken by Motion Picture Daily named her the year's best radio comedienne. For its entire radio life, the show was sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive-Peet, promoting Palmolive soap, Lustre Creme shampoo and Toni hair care products. The radio series continued until 1957, a year after its television life ended. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Miss_Brooks
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Timeline of United States inventions (1946–91) | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Timeline of United States inventions (1946–91) Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= A timeline of United States inventions (1946–1991) encompasses the ingenuity and innovative advancements of the United States within a historical context, dating from the era of the Cold War, which have been achieved by inventors who are either native-born or naturalized citizens of the United States. Copyright protection secures a person's right to his or her first-to-invent claim of the original invention in question, highlighted in Article I, Section 8, Clause 8 of the United States Constitution which gives the following enumerated power to the United States Congress: In 1641, the first patent in North America was issued to Samuel Winslow by the General Court of Massachusetts for a new method of making salt. On April 10, 1790, President George Washington signed the Patent Act of 1790 (1 Stat. 109) into law which proclaimed that patents were to be authorized for "any useful art, manufacture, engine, machine, or device, or any improvement therein not before known or used." On July 31, 1790, Samuel Hopkins of Pittsford, Vermont became the first person in the United States to file and to be granted a patent for an improved method of "Making Pot and Pearl Ashes." The Patent Act of 1836 (Ch. 357, 5 Stat. 117) further clarified United States patent law to the extent of establishing a patent office where patent applications are filed, processed, and granted, contingent upon the language and scope of the claimant's invention, for a patent term of 14 years with an extension of up to an additional 7 years. However, the Uruguay Round Agreements Act of 1994 (URAA) changed the patent term in the United States to a total of 20 years, effective for patent applications filed on or after June 8, 1995, thus bringing United States patent law further into conformity with international patent law. The modern-day provisions of the law applied to inventions are laid out in Title 35 of the United States Code (Ch. 950, sec. 1, 66 Stat. 792). From 1836 to 2011, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted a total of 7,861,317 patents relating to several well-known inventions appearing throughout the timeline below. Some examples of patented inventions between the years 1946 and 1991 include William Shockley's transistor (1947), John Blankenbaker's personal computer (1971), Vinton Cerf's and Robert Kahn's Internet protocol/TCP (1973), and Martin Cooper's mobile phone (1973).
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The Great Gildersleeve: The Grand Opening / Leila Returns / Gildy the Opera Star
 
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Premiering on August 31, 1941, The Great Gildersleeve moved the title character from the McGees' Wistful Vista to Summerfield, where Gildersleeve now oversaw his late brother-in-law's estate and took on the rearing of his orphaned niece and nephew, Marjorie (originally played by Lurene Tuttle and followed by Louise Erickson and Mary Lee Robb) and Leroy Forester (Walter Tetley). The household also included a cook named Birdie. Curiously, while Gildersleeve had occasionally spoken of his (never-present) wife in some Fibber episodes, in his own series the character was a confirmed bachelor. In a striking forerunner to such later television hits as Bachelor Father and Family Affair, both of which are centered on well-to-do uncles taking in their deceased siblings' children, Gildersleeve was a bachelor raising two children while, at first, administering a girdle manufacturing company ("If you want a better corset, of course, it's a Gildersleeve") and then for the bulk of the show's run, serving as Summerfield's water commissioner, between time with the ladies and nights with the boys. The Great Gildersleeve may have been the first broadcast show to be centered on a single parent balancing child-rearing, work, and a social life, done with taste and genuine wit, often at the expense of Gildersleeve's now slightly understated pomposity. Many of the original episodes were co-written by John Whedon, father of Tom Whedon (who wrote The Golden Girls), and grandfather of Deadwood scripter Zack Whedon and Joss Whedon (creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly and Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog). The key to the show was Peary, whose booming voice and facility with moans, groans, laughs, shudders and inflection was as close to body language and facial suggestion as a voice could get. Peary was so effective, and Gildersleeve became so familiar a character, that he was referenced and satirized periodically in other comedies and in a few cartoons. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Gildersleeve
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The Great Gildersleeve: Fishing at Grass Lake / Bronco the Broker / Sadie Hawkins Dance
 
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Premiering on August 31, 1941, The Great Gildersleeve moved the title character from the McGees' Wistful Vista to Summerfield, where Gildersleeve now oversaw his late brother-in-law's estate and took on the rearing of his orphaned niece and nephew, Marjorie (originally played by Lurene Tuttle and followed by Louise Erickson and Mary Lee Robb) and Leroy Forester (Walter Tetley). The household also included a cook named Birdie. Curiously, while Gildersleeve had occasionally spoken of his (never-present) wife in some Fibber episodes, in his own series the character was a confirmed bachelor. In a striking forerunner to such later television hits as Bachelor Father and Family Affair, both of which are centered on well-to-do uncles taking in their deceased siblings' children, Gildersleeve was a bachelor raising two children while, at first, administering a girdle manufacturing company ("If you want a better corset, of course, it's a Gildersleeve") and then for the bulk of the show's run, serving as Summerfield's water commissioner, between time with the ladies and nights with the boys. The Great Gildersleeve may have been the first broadcast show to be centered on a single parent balancing child-rearing, work, and a social life, done with taste and genuine wit, often at the expense of Gildersleeve's now slightly understated pomposity. Many of the original episodes were co-written by John Whedon, father of Tom Whedon (who wrote The Golden Girls), and grandfather of Deadwood scripter Zack Whedon and Joss Whedon (creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly and Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog). The key to the show was Peary, whose booming voice and facility with moans, groans, laughs, shudders and inflection was as close to body language and facial suggestion as a voice could get. Peary was so effective, and Gildersleeve became so familiar a character, that he was referenced and satirized periodically in other comedies and in a few cartoons. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Gildersleeve
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The Great Gildersleeve: Investigating the City Jail / School Pranks / A Visit from Oliver
 
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The Great Gildersleeve (1941--1957), initially written by Leonard Lewis Levinson, was one of broadcast history's earliest spin-off programs. Built around Throckmorton Philharmonic Gildersleeve, a character who had been a staple on the classic radio situation comedy Fibber McGee and Molly, first introduced on Oct. 3, 1939, ep. #216. The Great Gildersleeve enjoyed its greatest success in the 1940s. Actor Harold Peary played the character during its transition from the parent show into the spin-off and later in a quartet of feature films released at the height of the show's popularity. On Fibber McGee and Molly, Peary's Gildersleeve was a pompous windbag who became a consistent McGee nemesis. "You're a haa-aa-aa-aard man, McGee!" became a Gildersleeve catchphrase. The character was given several conflicting first names on Fibber McGee and Molly, and on one episode his middle name was revealed as Philharmonic. Gildy admits as much at the end of "Gildersleeve's Diary" on the Fibber McGee and Molly series (Oct. 22, 1940). Premiering on August 31, 1941, The Great Gildersleeve moved the title character from the McGees' Wistful Vista to Summerfield, where Gildersleeve now oversaw his late brother-in-law's estate and took on the rearing of his orphaned niece and nephew, Marjorie (originally played by Lurene Tuttle and followed by Louise Erickson and Mary Lee Robb) and Leroy Forester (Walter Tetley). The household also included a cook named Birdie. Curiously, while Gildersleeve had occasionally spoken of his (never-present) wife in some Fibber episodes, in his own series the character was a confirmed bachelor. In a striking forerunner to such later television hits as Bachelor Father and Family Affair, both of which are centered on well-to-do uncles taking in their deceased siblings' children, Gildersleeve was a bachelor raising two children while, at first, administering a girdle manufacturing company ("If you want a better corset, of course, it's a Gildersleeve") and then for the bulk of the show's run, serving as Summerfield's water commissioner, between time with the ladies and nights with the boys. The Great Gildersleeve may have been the first broadcast show to be centered on a single parent balancing child-rearing, work, and a social life, done with taste and genuine wit, often at the expense of Gildersleeve's now slightly understated pomposity. Many of the original episodes were co-written by John Whedon, father of Tom Whedon (who wrote The Golden Girls), and grandfather of Deadwood scripter Zack Whedon and Joss Whedon (creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly and Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog). The key to the show was Peary, whose booming voice and facility with moans, groans, laughs, shudders and inflection was as close to body language and facial suggestion as a voice could get. Peary was so effective, and Gildersleeve became so familiar a character, that he was referenced and satirized periodically in other comedies and in a few cartoons. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Gildersleeve
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The Great Gildersleeve: Gildy Is In a Rut / Gildy Meets Leila's New Beau / Leroy Goes to a Party
 
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Aiding and abetting the periodically frantic life in the Gildersleeve home was family cook and housekeeper Birdie Lee Coggins (Lillian Randolph). Although in the first season, under writer Levinson, Birdie was often portrayed as saliently less than bright, she slowly developed as the real brains and caretaker of the household under writers John Whedon, Sam Moore and Andy White. In many of the later episodes Gildersleeve has to acknowledge Birdie's commonsense approach to some of his predicaments. By the early 1950s, Birdie was heavily depended on by the rest of the family in fulfilling many of the functions of the household matriarch, whether it be giving sound advice to an adolescent Leroy or tending Marjorie's children. By the late 1940s, Marjorie slowly matures to a young woman of marrying age. During the 9th season (September 1949-June 1950) Marjorie meets and marries (May 10) Walter "Bronco" Thompson (Richard Crenna), star football player at the local college. The event was popular enough that Look devoted five pages in its May 23, 1950 issue to the wedding. After living in the same household for a few years with their twin babies Ronnie and Linda, the newlyweds move next door to keep the expanding Gildersleeve clan close together. Leroy, aged 10--11 during most of the 1940s, is the all-American boy who grudgingly practices his piano lessons, gets bad report cards, fights with his friends and cannot remember to not slam the door. Although he is loyal to his Uncle Mort, he is always the first to deflate his ego with a well-placed "Ha!!!" or "What a character!" Beginning in the Spring of 1949, he finds himself in junior high and is at last allowed to grow up, establishing relationships with the girls in the Bullard home across the street. From an awkward adolescent who hangs his head, kicks the ground and giggles whenever Brenda Knickerbocker comes near, he transforms himself overnight (November 28, 1951) into a more mature young man when Babs Winthrop (both girls played by Barbara Whiting) approaches him about studying together. From then on, he branches out with interests in driving, playing the drums and dreaming of a musical career. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Gildersleeve
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