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Marriage & family.
"This program provides a non-ethnocentric definition of family, including consanguinal family, conjugal family, and fictive kin. It describes the functions of the family in society; differentiates between family and household; identifies the various forms of family organization; and describes the types of residence patterns that are found in diverse societies. The program also discusses the challenges of differing forms of family and household organization in the modern industrialized world."--Publisher's web site.
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Indian Amazonia on the path of the jaguar.
"Deep inside the Brazilian and Ecuadorian rain forests, several indigenous tribes continue to live according to traditional customs--some violently defying outside influences. This program documents repeated attempts to pacify and often assimilate these vulnerable societies. Outlining the history of Amazonian colonization by Europeans, the film examines the work of researchers and activists such as Erwin Patzelt and the Villas Boas brothers, as well as the role of FUNAI, the impact of multinational corporations, and the influence of Christian missionaries. Viewers will learn extensive details about the Huaorani people, the Kampaeré and Anticumé Pata communities, and various Xingu tribes"--Container.
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Paradise lost the child murders at Robin Hood Hills.
Damien Echols is a teen who dresses in all black and listens to heavy metal. He and his two friends are accused of the murder of three little boys, and are instantly condemned by a retribution-hungry public. Now they try to defend themselves against a dubious lack of proof.
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Global challenges & anthropology.
"This program explores the phenomenon of globalization, its complex forms, and its impact on the cultures of the world, as well as the contributions that anthropology can make toward a better understanding of it. Wal-Mart's operations in China are shown as an example of how giant global corporations use structural power to expand business and profit in developing countries. The collaboration of the Bolivian government with another U.S.-based global corporation, Bechtel, and the World Bank illustrates how such partnerships can act against the best interests of the people. Finally, a Bangladeshi immigrant to the United States is interviewed, giving a personal perspective on the record high levels of external and internal migration occurring worldwide."--Publisher's website.
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Communication & culture.
"This program examines the features and structures of human language. It explores the efforts of the Native-American Serrano tribe to revitalize their dying cultural traditions and language. The program also covers such topics as nonverbal human communication systems, ethnolinguistics, sociolinguistics, and African-American Vernacular English as a social dialect." -- www.insight- media.com.
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Climate change hot times in the city.
Visits Vancouver, Toronto and Halifax to learn how they are dealing with the problems caused by global warming. In Vancouver, areas below or at sea level are slowly sinking. Toronto's pervasive air pollution and heat waves are directly linked to many heath problems, and Halifax now sits squarely in a hurricane route, facing down storms that are increasingly intense.
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Biomes of the earth core concepts video clip library.
Comprehensive video clip library of 50 two-to-three minute segments filmed in locales around the world. Viewers will learn key biological, environmental, and geologoical concepts associated with the ecological communities forming the biosphere. A single biome clip may be used to support a discussion or an entire five-clip biome module to give students a quick introduction.
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Minority health.
"Healthy living presents special challenges for members of minorities living in lower-income neighborhoods-particularly senior citizens. This program examines those challenges, and the health problems that can result, by focusing on African-Americans and Latinos. Host Dr. Kevin Soden speaks with Dr. Terrance Fullham about difficulties faced by older African-Americans, including obesity and limitations on access to health care, highlighted by a case study of the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Then, Dr. Mark Hathaway leads the discussion on health issues facing Latinos, which are further complicated by language barriers. A thought-provoking perspective on minority rights and social inequality in America's urban areas"--Container.
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Chronic care.
Ninety-nine million Americans suffer from debilitating chronic illness, such as rheumatoid arthritis, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, hypertension, cancer, and autoimmune diseases. This program portrays patients dealing with these conditions and examines how to cope with chronic pain and how to navigate a course of care.
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Preventing a stroke.
"Strokes are the number one cause of disability in America today... and the third leading cause of death behind heart disease and cancer. A major stroke can hit without warning and leave a broken body and a damaged mind in its wake. But there are ways to prevent strokes in those who are at risk. In this program we take a look at anti coagulation and its role in preventing strokes and other devastating conditions. We see how doctors highlight who might be at risk for a stroke and how certain treatments can prevent blood clots from forming that might otherwise make their way to the brain"--Container.
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Understanding and managing type 2 diabetes.
"With diabetes on the rise around the world-and with the type 2 strain afflicting up to 90 percent of the diabetic population-the need for greater awareness and working knowledge of type 2 has also risen. This program was developed as a response to growing demand for diabetic nursing expertise in Australia. Topics include types, characteristics, and symptoms of type 2; monitoring blood glucose levels; obtaining a glucose level reading; managing glucose levels with diet; managing glucose levels with medications; and recognizing and managing adverse effects. This is a valuable learning resource for nursing students, clinical nurses, and support staff delivering hands-on care. Viewable/printable educational resources are available online."-- Container.
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Cutting edge medical report Living with Crohn's Disease.
Several case studies of young female patients provide a forum for medical experts from the Mayo Clinic and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to share their knowledge of risk factors, symptoms, screening methods, complications, and treatment options, including anti-inflammatory medications, steroid treatments, immunosuppression, injected proteins, and surgical interventions. Cycles of remission and relapse, genetic and pharmaceutical research, diet and nutrition, pregnancy, and support groups are also covered.
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Doubt.
1964, St. Nicholas in the Bronx. Father Flynn is a charismatic priest who is trying to upend the schools' strict customs, which have long been fiercely guarded by Sister Aloysius Beauvier. The Sister is the iron-gloved principal who believes in the power of fear and discipline. With the winds of political change, the school has just accepted its first black student, Donald Miller. But when Sister James shares with Sister Aloysius her suspicion that Father Flynn is paying too much personal attention to Donald, Sister Aloysius sets off on a personal crusade to unearth the truth and to expunge Flynn from the school. Now, without any proof, besides her moral certainty, Sister Aloysius locks into a battle of wills with Father Flynn. This threatens to tear apart the community with its irrevocable consequence.
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One last dance.
In the wake of tragedy, a renowned New York dance company is on the brink of collapse. After previously leaving the dance world, Travis, Chrissa and Max are pulled in to resurrect the dance that had shattered their careers. They have this one last chance to not only save the company and to re-connect with the passion and magic, but to prove that miracles really can happen.
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Temple Grandin.
An engaging portrait of an autistic young woman who became, through timely mentoring and sheer force of will, one of America's most remarkable success stories.
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Coco avant Chanel Coco before Chanel.
Years after being abandoned at an orphanage by her father, Gabrielle Chanel finds a job in a tailor shop where she meets, and soon begins an affair with French millionaire Etienne Balsan. Through Baron Balsan she is introduced into French society and given the opportunity to design her own style of hats. Though her career takes off, her personal life becomes more complicated when she falls in love with Balsan's former best friend Arthur Capel.
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Innocence.
Girls arrive by coffin to a mysterious boarding school. There, they live in a regimented universe of botany classes, ballet and playtime. Tells of the journey that goes from girlhood to womanhood and its dangers and perils.
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Jakob der lügner.
Trapped in a Polish ghetto with thousands of other Jews facing starvation or deportation to the death camps, Jacob is detained one evening at the local Gestapo headquarters. Eavesdropping, he overhears a radio report about a nearby Russian victory. At first he is silent, but circumstances compel him to pass on the good news of hope. A simple, somewhat dour man, the stubble-bearded Jacob suddenly becomes a hero as old friends and neighbors flock to him, pressing for information about the latest reports. Jacob feels compelled to make up stories to keep up the spirits of his comrades.
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Jakob the liar.
After being detained at Gestapo headquarters and overhearing a radio report of a Russian victory, Jacob passes along the good news but has to prove himself.
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