1. Matthew Taylor - Left Brain, Right brain - Human nature and political values


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    Matthew Taylor will explore how brain and behaviour research is increasingly being incorporated into political and policy debate. Respondent: Tim Harford Chair: Jenni Russell

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      Preview of educational video on the health and ecological costs of uranium mining in Malawi, Africa.

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      • Michele Wucker: "Haiti in the World: Rethinking the Role of the International Community"


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        Michele Wucker, Executive Director of the World Policy Institute, speaking at Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies on Wednesday, October 14th. Haiti desperately needs the world's help. Four devastating storms last year destroyed nearly all of its crops, much of its livestock, and many of the roads that farmers need to get their goods to market. Even before the storms, Haiti only grew 40 percent of the food it needed. After years of coups, violence, mismanagement, and corruption, the challenges facing Haiti are enormous: environmental catastrophe, poverty, hunger, illiteracy, unemployment, and continuing violence. But is the kind of help the world has given so far what Haiti needs most? Many Haitians rightfully feel that international intervention in Haiti doesn't always benefit Haiti as much as it should; funds are perpetually short, priorities not always well thought out, and the participation of Haitians in the decision process limited. How can the international community do better by Haiti? Can Haiti and the Dominican Republic, which share the island of Hispaniola, put behind them centuries of conflicts and work together to solve mutual problems? What should the priorities be for former President Bill Clinton, recently named UN Special Envoy to Haiti, as a new champion for the Caribbean nation?

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        • Demos Officials Say Government Is Not The Problem


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          Members of the organization Demos, a research advocacy group based in New York City, discuss why the government is not responsible for all of our nation's problems. The discussion was held at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, DC. Distributed by Tubemogul.

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          • Book


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            Go to http://TheRealSusan.com to learn more

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            • Troubled Waters: Palestinians Denied Fair Access to Water


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              Amnesty International has accused Israel of denying Palestinians the right to access adequate water by maintaining total control over the shared water resources and pursuing discriminatory policies. These unreasonably restrict the availability of water in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) and prevent the Palestinians developing an effective water infrastructure there. Israel allows the Palestinians access to only a fraction of the shared water resources, which lie mostly in the occupied West Bank, while the unlawful Israeli settlements there receive virtually unlimited supplies. In Gaza the Israeli blockade has made an already dire situation worse, said Donatella Rovera, Amnesty Internationals researcher on Israel and the OPTs. http://www.amnestyusa.org/all-countries/israel/occupied-palestinian-territories/page.do?id=1011175

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              • Rep. Cheryl Grossman (R-Grove City)


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                House Assistant Minority Whip Cheryl Grossman (R-Grove City) discusses a variety of issues, including her new caucus leadership position, her legislative goals for 2010, the importance of economic development, and some advice for other women who might be interested in public service.

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                • 350 Action - Mt Eden - Auckland - New Zealand


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                  Thanks Rachel for setting this up!

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                  • The Battle of Ideas 2009


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                    Now in its fifth year, the Battle of Ideas festival is upon us once again.  With over seventy debates, organised by the Institute of Ideas and hosted by the Royal College of Art, everything is up for grabs, from education and its discontents, to Africa and the recession, activism, war and scientific enquiry. The Battle of Ideas promises two-days of vigorous debate in a forum where “free speech is allowed”.  Director Claire Fox tells us more.

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                    • High Schoolers on Drug Policy


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                      The Westwood High School chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy takes to the streets.....er..halls to find out what the average High Schooler knows about drugs and America's policies on them. Filmed in October 2009 at Westwood High School, Austin, Texas. Music: The Fall of Troy- Nostalgic Mannerisms Tera Melos- Melody 6 Hot Cross- Turncoat Revolution Alkaline Trio- Armageddon Animal Collective- Peacebone Animal Collective- Winter Wonder Land Oh, and the correct answer to the last question is 0...

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