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Dec 31, 2012 197

Show 925  The Crusades. Dennis Prager interviews Professor Thomas Madden author of The new concise history of the Crusades  Rating: 8 out of 10

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Dec 28, 2012 15

Show 924 Citizen Soldiers by Stephen Ambrose excerpt Two. . Excellent book. Great historian. Podcast rating 6 out of 10. Rated PG. 18.7 MB. 82Min. Note- The term Jabbo's refers to the American P38 Fighter Bomber aircraft.

This book is recommended by ACU. It is available at audible, or purchase it at Amazon and donate it to your public library. 

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Dec 26, 2012 41

Show 923 Citizen Soldiers by Stephen Ambrose excerpt one. This podcast is a collection of highlights from the book. They are mostly stories of individual soldiers during World War II that explore historically significant events. Excellent book. Other books by Stephen Ambrose- Band of Brothers, Pegasus Bridge, Eisenhower, etc A Great historian. Podcast rating 7 out of 10. Rated PG. 13.6 MB. 59 Min. Order from audible, Amazon or check out from local library. If they dont have it request they get it. Note- The term Jabbo's refers to the American P38 fighter bomber aircraft.

This show was originally broadcast as ACU show number 34. We have rebroadcasted it.

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Dec 24, 2012 2

Show 922 Dennis Prager talks to Steve Emerson, founder and executive director of The Investigative Project on Terrorism. His new documentary is Jihad in America: The Grand Deception

December 11, 2012

 

Dec 21, 2012 3

Show  921  Rabbi Jonathan Sacks joins Dennis Prager  to talk about his book “The Great Partnership: God, Science and the Search for Meaning”. Does science and religion conflict? Dennis believes the more you use science the more you will come to realize the existence of a creator.

Dec 19, 2012 0

Show 920 Science Left Behind: Feel-good Fallacies and the Rise of the Anti-Scientific Left  – by Alex B. Berezow and Hank Campbell

  Pundits and political writers try to convince us that evolution, stem cells and climate change comprise the trifecta of conservative sins against science.  Yet the anti-science left have numerous pet fallacies of their own.  Aversion to nuclear power, animal research and vaccines come naturally to many progressives, supported by little more than junk science and wishful thinking.

Now for the first time, science writers Alex B. Berezow and Hank Campbell have drawn back the curtain on the left’s fear of science.  As Science Left Behind reveals, vague inclinations about the wholesomeness of all things natural, the unhealthiness of the unnatural, and many other seductive fallacies have let to an epidemic of misinformation.  The results: public health crises, damaging and misguided policies, and worst of all a new culture war over basic scientific facts — in which the left is far more dangerous than the right.

It may be shocking to suggest that progressives have a problem with science.  But ideology and objective research don’t mix, especially when the following hot topics are involved:

VACCINES  The anti-vaccine movement has been thoroughly debunked — vaccines do not cause autism, period.  Yet during the H1N1 flu pandemic, the government put pressure on influenza vaccine manufacturers to avoid using thimerosal, a compound falsely alleged to cause autism.  This pointless initiative contributed to a vaccine shortage in 2009.

FOOD  Everything natural is good!  That’s why, according to most progressives, you should boycott genetically modified (GM) food.  Never mind the fact that GM food is essential to feed starving people across the developing world, and that there is no scientific evidence of anything unwholesome about it.

GREEN ENERGY  A large subset of environmentalists have turned against wind power fearing that it’s responsible for killing too many birds — in though in the U.S. it accounts for only about .006% of avian fatalities.  Hydroelectric power is no good either: its dams disrupt riparian ecosystems.  As for solar, word is beginning to spread that the rare earth minerals are just as messy to extract from the ground as coal.  It won’t be long before “green energy” is shorthand for no energy whatsoever.

 

Some Reviews:

Wall Street Journal – “usefully revealing how pervasive scientific misinformation is in progressive arguments on organic and genetically modified foods, clean energy, nuclear waste and other matters.”

Michael Medved, nationally syndicated talk radio host, author of THE 10 BIG LIES ABOUT AMERICA

“Entertaining, enlightening and important. This valuable book should shatter the left’s smug certainty that science registers as a partisan Democrat. Berezow and Campbell provide persuasive evidence and argument that should reshape conventional wisdom on a wide variety of current controversies.”

Kirkus

“A sophisticatedly vitriolic, somewhat tongue-in-cheek addition to the current election debate.”

Publisher’s Weekly

“Their nonpartisan message is clear: Washington as a whole is woefully uninformed when it comes to the scientific underpinnings of pertinent topics like stem cell research, green energy, organic food, vaccines, and gender issues.”

Marginal Revolution

“This excerpt made me giggle: …despite what some progressives will contend, the purpose of this book is not to demonize all progressives.  We just want to demonize the loony ones.”

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Dec 17, 2012 1

Science 919 Book- Science Left Behind  

 Author Alex Berezow talked about his book, Science Left Behind: Feel-Good Fallacies and the Rise of the Anti-Scientific Left, in which he argues that while “anti-science” is usually a term associated with conservatives, the left in the United States has plenty of problems with science when it comes to issues they don’t support such as nuclear energy and bio-medical research on animals.

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Show 918  Greg Lukianoff, president of Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, joins Dennis Prager  to discuss his new book, “Unlearning Liberty.” It takes a look at the closed world of American Universities.

Dec 12, 2012 0

Show 917  Dennis Prager talks to Eben Alexander, an atheist neurosurgeon who experienced life after death. His new book is Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife.

Dec 10, 2012 0

Show 916 Alison Armstrong: Solving the Mystery of Men & Women, Relationships, Marriage, Sex – 2011

Interview with Lion Goodman on the Ultimate Men's Summit. Alison talks about  Estrogen & Testosterone Effects on Men's and Women's Brains, Single Focus, Women's Diffused Awareness, Women's Environment, Affection & Touching, Women & Feelings, Women & Safety, Hunter & Gatherer, Men and Protecting - Providing, Men and Making Women Happy, Relationship to What Our Needs Are, Getting What You Deserve, What Makes You Resilient?, Men & Sex & Importance, Healing Exercise

Segment 2- Alison Armstrong: Primal Vulnerabilities of Women, Why Men Cheat - Dennis Prager Show

 Dennis Prager talks to Alison Armstrong.  TOPICS: Cave Women Syndrome, Competition with Other Women, Status, Tiger Example, Primal Vulnerability, Men taking Care of their Partner, Why Mistresses, Two Men and One Woman, Attention, Mens Needs, Women's Multiple Attention, Abusive Men, Affairs Why Do Men Cheat?

Total time 77 minutes. 

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Show 915 Anthony Robbins Seminars. Seminar 1- Unleash the Power Within 


This Seminar 1 can be found at- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGyLPwSYh90

Seminar 2- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYcGz51lowE

Seminar 3- Tony Robbins: Living Your Purpose & Winning at the Game of Life.

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Seminar 4- Tony Robbins: The 6 Human Needs - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2BHm8z41M0

 

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Dec 5, 2012 0

Show  914 Peter Schiff, "The Real Crash: America's Coming Bankruptcy---How to Save Yourself and Your Country"

Segment 1- Peter Schiff argues that we have replaced the housing bubble with a government-inflated bubble that will, like the housing bubble, eventually pop and cause another economic collapse.  This interview was conducted at FreedomFest, a libertarian conference held annually in Las Vegas.  24 minutes 

 About the Author:  Peter Schiff is CEO and Chief Global Strategist at Euro Pacific Capital Inc. and the host of "The Peter Schiff Show" radio program.  Mr. Schiff is the author of "Crash Proof" and "Crash Proof 2.0."  For more, visit: schiffradio.com.

 

Segment 2- What the Founders thought of succession. 13 minutes.

 

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A short film by the David Horowitz Freedom Center that uncovers the lies of "Israel Apartheid Week"

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Nov 30, 2012 0

Show 912 Part 2 of 3 The Real Lincoln.

Michael Medved relates a terrific 3 part series on Abraham Lincoln.

Note: Part 3 of 3 has been deleted from the ACU podcast for Copyright reasons. 

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Nov 28, 2012 0

Show 911 Part 1 of 3 The Real Lincoln.

Michael Medved relates a terrific 3 part series on Abraham Lincoln.

 

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Nov 26, 2012 0

Show 910 Part 5 of Prager University: Get the Education You Missed in 5 minutes. 

 

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  1. Prager University: How the Vietnam War Was Won and Lost

Most of what you believe about the Vietnam War isn't true. In this second installment of Prager University's "Wisdom of the Masters" series, foreign policy expert, Bruce Herschensohn, explains how the U.S. Congress turned victory in the Vietnam War into defeat.

 

  1. Prager University: The Case for Marriage

Is there case to be made for marriage, long the bedrock institution of civilized society? Or is it just another social antique, the creation of an outdated patriarchy and no longer relevant in modern life?

 

  1. Prager University: The Four Big Bangs

Who takes the greater leap of faith -- the atheist or the believer? Best selling author and award-winning radio talk show host, Frank Pastore, poses this question in this compelling Prager University video course.

 

  1. Prager University: Key to Happiness and Goodness

Is there a key that unlocks the door to personal happiness and goodness? Yes. And Dennis Prager, nationally syndicated talk show host and best selling author, knows what it is.

 

  1. Prager University: Men and the Power of the Visual - Male/Female Differences, 1

Dennis Prager, best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio talk show host, begins his discussion on male/female differences. The male preoccupation with the visual is the first topic raised.

 

  1. Prager University: The Missing Tile Syndrome

It's human nature to focus our attention on what we don't have. Dennis Prager, nationally syndicated radio talk show host and best selling author, explains why this is the express lane to unhappiness. And what we can do to fight it.

 

  1. Prager University: Everyday Ethics: Consumer Rights... and Wrongs

We talk endlessly about consumer rights, but is there such a thing as consumer obligations? Dennis Prager, best selling author and nationally syndicated talk show host, answers this question and comes up with some answers that will not only change the way you shop, but the way you live.

 

  1. Prager University: Are You a Liberal?

Take the test here: http://www.prageru.com/test. Do you think you're a liberal? If so, is it because you hold liberal positions or is it because you believe that conservatives are selfish and mean-spirited? Watch this video course and then take the test. You might be surprised by the result.

Nov 23, 2012 1

Show 909 Part 4 of Prager University: Get the Education You Missed in 5 minutes. 

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 1.      Prager University: Do High Taxes Raise More Money?

If you raise taxes does it automatically follow that you'll raise more revenue? Is there a point at which tax rates become counterproductive? UCLA Economics professor, Tim Groseclose, answers these questions and poses some fascinating new ones.

2.      Prager University: Hiroshima -- Why America Dropped the Bomb

In August 1945 America dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end WWII. Six decades later that decision is still controversial. But should it be? Father Wilson Miscamble, Professor of History at Notre Dame, answers the question in the one of the most powerful five minutes you'll ever see.

3.      Prager University: The Welfare State and the Selfish Society

Does capitalism and the free market make you selfish? Dennis Prager, best selling author and nationally syndicated talk show host, answers this question and challenges what for many has become conventional wisdom.

4.      Prager University:Understanding Men and Women: Why They See Things Differently

Men and Women live in the same world, so why do they see it so differently? Renowned relationship expert, Alison Armstrong, provides answers that are provocative and profound in this entertaining. fully animated Prager University course, the first in a new series.

5.      Prager University: The Power of Profit

Did you ever wonder why anything gets anywhere? How potatoes from Idaho, for example, end up in a supermarket in NYC? Acclaimed economist, Walter Williams, explains why it all depends on one thing – profit

6.      Prager University: 4th of July Declaration

The 4th of July is America's birthday. That's a big deal. This brief ceremony will help you bring meaning back into this holiday. It's easy and fun. Join the party!

7.      Prager University: Paul Johnson

Dennis inaugurates a new feature of Prager University: Wisdom of the Masters, interviews with some of the finest minds in the world. First up, influential British historian Paul Johnson, author of "Modern Times, " "The Intellectuals" and "A History of the American People."

8.      Prager University: Actions Matter (Not Thoughts)

Dennis Prager, nationally syndicated radio talk show host and best selling author, discusses the significant difference between what we do (our actions) and our thoughts and intentions.

9.      Prager University: When Telling the Truth Is Wrong

Everybody thinks it's wrong to tell lies, but are there times when it's wrong to tell the truth? Renowned theologian Joseph Telushkin has a surprising answer. Take "The 24 Hour Challenge" http://www.prageruniversity.com/24-hour-challenge.html and we'll send you a gift!

10.  Prager University: The Most Important Verse in the Bible

No one, not even the most devoted atheist, denies that the Bible is the most influential book ever written. So, what is the most important verse in this most important book?

11.  Prager University: Is Israel an Apartheid State?

Is Israel an Apartheid State? Dennis Prager provides the definitive answer. He also explains why some people ask it. This question would be absurd if people didn't take it seriously. Their motive is often disingenuous. They want to de-legitimize Israel by trying to link it to Apartheid South Africa. Visit www.PragerUniversity.com to learn more about the Middle East Conflict and other courses you don't want to miss.

12.  Prager University: Human Nature -- Are We Basically Good? 

Dennis discusses our core human nature. Are we basically good? How you answer this question says a lot about your world view. After attending this Prager U course, that view may change.

Nov 21, 2012 0

Show 908 Part 3 of Prager University: Get the Education You Missed in 5 minutes. Conservative Talk Radio, Conservative Talk.

 

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  1. A brief summary of what is Prager University.

Welcome to Prager University. Best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio talk show host, Dennis Prager, explains the founding principles behind Prager University and how, through an ever expanding curriculum of five minute courses taught by the finest faculty in the world, Prager University can give you the education you should have received. Tuition is voluntary.

  1. Prager University: Happiness is a Moral Obligation

Dennis Prager, best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio talk show host, makes the case that happiness is much more than a personal pursuit, it's a moral obligation.

Help us build Prager University. Click on    http://prageru.com/contribute

  1. Prager University: Adam Carolla on Luck

You're lucky that you're unlucky. Comedian and podcaster extraordinaire, Adam Carolla, explains why in his first course for Prager University.

  1. Prager University: The Middle East Problem

Why is the Middle East Problem so intractable? Dennis Prager, nationally syndicated talk show host and best-selling author, answers that question in this thought-provoking video course.

5.      Prager University: The Moral Case for the British Empire

Is there a moral case to be made for the British Empire? To even ask the question at your typical university would be to invite derision. That's a shame because the British Empire's legacy is one Western Civilization should be proud of. We'd be living in a much less free and prosperous world without it. Historian HW Crocker III explains why in this eye-opening Prager University course.

6.      Prager University: The American Trinity

Dennis Prager, best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio talk show host, outlines the three pillars of American values in this preview of his new venture, Prager University.

7.      Prager University: Proving Media Bias

Is there a left tilt to the media's coverage of the news? If there is, can it be proven? And if it can be proven, can the consequences be quantified in a meaningful way? Acclaimed UCLA Professor of Political Science and Economics, Tim Groseclose, has the startling answers in this new Prager University course. Whatever you do, don't miss his final conclusion.

8.      Prager University: Happiness Equation

There are all kinds of ways to make yourself unhappy. The easiest is to compare an image of yourself to reality. Best selling author, Dennis Prager explains how this works with near mathematical precision.

9.      Prager University: Arthur Brooks on Free Markets and Happiness

The words "happiness" and "free enterprise" don't usually appear in the same sentence. Arthur Brooks, President of the American Enterprise Institute, explains why they should.

10.  Prager University: God, Part 1: What Would Make You Believe in God?

 Dennis Prager, best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio talk show host, asks a fundamental question and comes up with an answer that may surprise both believers and non-believers.

11.  Prager University: Jonah Goldberg on Ideology

According to popular myth, if you hold conservative political views, you're a rigid ideologue, unwilling to compromise. But if you hold liberal political views, you're practical and open minded. Best selling author, Jonah Goldberg, explains how this myth got started and why it's wrong in this Prager University course.

12.  Prager University: The Bigger the Government...

Dennis Prager, nationally syndicated radio talk show host and best-selling author, asks a fascinating and important question: what happens to the citizens of a country when the government gets bigger and bigger?

Nov 19, 2012 0

 

Show 907  

Segment 1- Blake Boles on his book"Better Than College

 

"If you're undecided, if you just want to go for the social experience, if you just want to move away from home, if you want to generally explore the liberal arts, I think that all those things can be done much more cheaply, effectively, and, again, building more of an entrepreneurial spirit by taking a path that is not traditional college."

Reason TV sat down with Blake Boles to discuss his controversial book, Better Than College, which makes the case for education through entrepreneurship.

Outside of the hard sciences, a degree may or may not guarantee success and may hinder innovation in some cases. Rather than endure the financial stress of five figure student debt, Boles suggests employing creativity and the entrepreneurial spirit to create something of value for the world.


Duration 5:03

 

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Segment 2:  FutureofEducation.com’s interview with Blake Boles, entrepreneur, educator, and author of Better Than College: How to Build a Successful Life Without a Four-Year Degree.

For a free copy of the book (after you sign up for their email list) visit:

http://www.better-than-college.com/

 

Free Book link:

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Blake is also the author of College Without High School), is the director of Unschool Adventures, and the founder of Zero Tuition College. In 2003 Blake was studying astrophysics at UC Berkeley when he stumbled upon a treasure trove of books by authors John Taylor Gatto, Grace Llewellyn, John Holt, and other pioneers in the realm of alternative education. Deeply inspired by the philosophies of unschooling and free schooling, Blake custom-designed his final two years of college to study these subjects full-time. After graduating he joined the Not Back to School Camp community and began writing and speaking widely on the subject of self-directed learning.

 

In Blake’s previous lives, he has worked as a high-volume cook, Aurora Borealis physics research assistant, delivery truck driver, math tutor, outdoor science teacher, EMT medic, summer camp director, market researcher, web designer, and windsurfing and tree climbing instructor. He keeps a running goal (and failure) list. His biggest passion is sharing his enthusiasm and experience with young adults who are blazing their own trails through life. He is 30 years old.

 

Do you need college in order to be taken seriously and earn a real living?

Conventional wisdom says yes. But true success relies upon self-knowledge and entrepreneurship: two qualities that you can obtain effectively and inexpensively without traditional college.

 

Better Than College provides the step-by-step guidance and inspiration necessary to design your own higher education. This book teaches you how to find community, stay on track, and get hired or start your own venture, all without a four-year degree. Curious college students will learn to think clearly about their motivations, plan a gap year, or navigate life after school. And Better Than College will show parents how self-directed learning can lead to a lifetime of achievement no expensive institution required.

 

 

Why I Wrote Better Than College (from Blake)

 

Since the 2008-9 recession, we've seen a flurry of books that criticize the notion of college-for-all--such as Academically Adrift, Higher Education?, The Five-Year Party, and Crisis on Campus--as well as many articles and op-ed pieces that make similar arguments. Condensed, these arguments typically amount to:

 

college is overpriced, 

college no longer guarantees success, and 

college no longer offers a rigorous experience.

 

But what we haven't seen are concrete suggestions for what a bright young adult might do with her time instead of going to college. Even if the above arguments are correct, what is a young person to do if there are no viable alternatives to college?

 

That's why I wrote Better Than College. Drawing from my years of involvement in the world of "unschooling" and interviews with dozens of young people who consciously made the decision to skip (or leave) college, I constructed a "how-to" guide for giving yourself a higher education without four-year college.

 

My book doesn't focus on the Gates' and Zuckerbergs who made huge amounts of money without a college degree; for that, take a look at Michael Ellsberg's excellent book The Education of Millionaires. Instead, I focus on how a young person can become financially independent, self-employed (or very happily employed), well-rounded, and well-connected without the grace of a college institution.

 

You don't have to be a young genius to put my principles and concrete advice into action. Rather, this book is for any young adult (or adult-adult) who wants to define his own version of success and isn't satisfied to wait four years (and take on tens of thousands of dollars in debt) to do

 

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Show 906

Segment 1.  John Stosell and Richard Tren detail how the DDT ban, a great victory for environmentalism, has led to a multitude of deaths throughout the world.

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7 minutes

 

Segment 2. Reason TV.   Demonizing DDT: Challenging The Scare Campaign That Has Cost Millions of Lives

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In The Excellent Powder: DDT's Political and Scientific History, Richard Tren and Donald Roberts argue that the infamous insecticide is the world's greatest public-health success stories, saving millions of lives by preventing insect-borne disease. Unfortunately for those in areas still infested with mosquitoes and other flying bugs, DDT is also the world's most-misunderstood substance, the target of a decades-long scientifically ignorant and ideologically motivated campaign that has vastly limited its use and applications.

 

From Rachel Carson in the 1960s to contemporary critics, DDT has been the object of what Roberts, a professor of tropical public health at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, calls "scare campaigns" that link DDT to "theoretical harms to wildlife and human life that simply don't exist."

 

Dubbed "the excellent powder" by Winston Churchill for its life-saving qualities, DDT has the potential to transform the developing world from a malarial hell into something else again. Yet as Tren, the winner of the 2009 Julian L. Simon Award, warns, under current international conventions, global DDT production is scheduled to be halted in 2017, thereby consigning much of the world to less-effective and more-expensive alternatives that will consign millions of poor people to living hell.

 

Reason.tv's Nick Gillespie sat down with Tren and Roberts, who are part of Africa Fighting Malaria, to talk about how DDT got such a bad rap and what can be done to set the record straight.

Approximately 9.15 minutes.

  

Segment 3 Michael Crichton on DDT

http://youtu.be/aSYla0y9Wcs   

5 minutes

 

Segment 4- Silent Spring at 50: The False Crises of Rachel Carson

Cato Institute, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

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Featuring the co-editor Andrew Morriss, D. Paul Jones, Jr., & Charlene A. Jones Chairholder in Law and Professor of Business, University of Alabama; Senior Fellow, Property and Environment Research Center; Richard Tren, program officer at Searle Freedom Trust; moderated by Jerry Taylor, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.

 

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Widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement when published 50 years ago, Rachel Carson's Silent Spring had a profound impact on our society. While Carson was not the first to write about the dangers of pesticides or to sound environmental alarms, her book captured and retained the attention of the public. As an iconic work, the book has received little critical inquiry, but this landmark anniversary provides an opportunity to reassess its legacy and influence. In Silent Spring at 50: The False Crises of Rachel Carson, experts explore the book's historical context, the science it was built on, and the policy consequences of its core ideas. The conclusions reached by the authors make it clear that the legacy of Silent Spring is highly problematic. Carson made little effort to provide a balanced perspective and consistently ignored key evidence that would have contradicted her work. Thus, while the book provided a range of notable ideas, a number of Carson's major arguments rested on what can only be described as deliberate ignorance. Silent Spring at 50 reveals the dangers of substituting sensationalism for fact, and apocalyptic pronouncements for genuine knowledge. Join Andrew Morriss, one of the book's authors and editors, for what promises to be a unique and compelling discussion.

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Show 905 TED Presentations. The Future of Online Education.

Segment One- Salman Khan: Let's use video to reinvent education

Salman Khan talks about how and why he created the remarkable Khan Academy, a carefully structured series of educational videos offering complete curricula in math and, now, other subjects. He shows the power of interactive exercises, and calls for teachers to consider flipping the traditional classroom script -- give students video lectures to watch at home, and do "homework" in the classroom with the teacher available to help.

In 2004, Salman Khan, a hedge fund analyst, began posting math tutorials on YouTube. Six years later, he has posted more than 2.000 tutorials, which are viewed nearly 100,000 times around the world each day.

To watch the video of this audio segment visit: http://www.ted.com/talks/salman_khan_let_s_use_video_to_reinvent_education.html

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Segment Two-  What we're learning from online education by Daphne Koller

Daphne Koller is enticing top universities to put their most intriguing courses online for free -- not just as a service, but as a way to research how people learn. With Coursera (cofounded by Andrew Ng), each keystroke, quiz, peer-to-peer discussion and self-graded assignment builds an unprecedented pool of data on how knowledge is processed.

With Coursera, Daphne Koller and co-founder Andrew Ng are bringing courses from top colleges online, free, for anyone who wants to take them. Full bio »

We should spend less time at universities filling our students' minds with content by lecturing at them, and more time igniting their creativity … by actually talking with them.” (Daphne Koller)

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https://www.coursera.org/   

 

 Segment Three - Peter Norvig: The 100,000-student classroom

In the fall of 2011 Peter Norvig taught a class with Sebastian Thrun on artificial intelligence at Stanford attended by 175 students in situ -- and over 100,000 via an interactive webcast. He shares what he learned about teaching to a global classroom.

Peter Norvig is a leading American computer scientist, expert on artificial intelligence and the Director of Research at Google Inc

Peers can be the best teachers, because they're the ones that remember what it's like to not understand.” (Peter Norvig)

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Nov 12, 2012 0

 Show 904 The John Stossel show on Fox. Gas Myths

Season 2012 Episode 120   41 minutes.  Aired on 05/31/2012. Has some poor audio quality on this show.

 

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Show  903 The election was a very bad day for America. But amidst the wreckage, there are reasons for optimism. Dennis analyzes last night’s results.

 

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Show  902 Thomas Sowell: In The Right Direction a 2005 Fox News Special interview by Fred Barnes.

This is great special on one of the great conservative minds discussing the relevant issues of our day. 

 

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Show 901 2016 Obama's America. Full Documentary.

Just in time for this year's Presidential election, don't miss the must-see documentary that has the entire country talking. Best- selling author Dinesh D'Souza takes viewers on a journey into Barack Obama's past and present and suggests how his experiences will affect our country's future.

Genre: Documentary

Runtime: 1 hour 28 minutes

Release year: 2012

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Show 900 Thomas Sowell discusses his essay “‘Trickle Down Theory’ and ‘Tax Cuts for the Rich.’” with guest Thomas Sowell

This week on Uncommon Knowledge, Hoover fellow and author Thomas Sowell discusses his essay “‘Trickle Down Theory’ and ‘Tax Cuts for the Rich.’” (39:52)

“Now anyone who studied history knows that for the first 150 years of this country the federal government did not intervene when the economy turned down. And all that time the downturns all corrected themselves; one of the most classic examples was under Warren G. Harding when, during his first year in office, he found the unemployment rate at 11.7 percent. He did absolutely nothing; he did not spend more government money, he cut back on spending. The Federal Reserve had the interest rates up at 6 or 7 percent, not down at 1 percent, where they are now. The next year unemployment was at 6.7 percent; the year after that it was 2.4 percent. So the economy has recuperative powers. I mean employers have an incentive to hire people. Workers have an incentive to get jobs. Lenders have incentives to lend.”

 

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