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HOOKED: Illegal Drugs and How They Got That Way – Cocaine [Video]

Posted September 22, 2012 by Heit & Cheri

Summary There has been a “drug culture” since the dawn of civilization. Sumerian cuneiform tablets from 3000 BC show a poppy harvest, as do ancient Egyptian scripts and Greek statues adorned with poppy crowns. Far more recently, Freud sung the praises of cocaine, which was included in the original recipe for Coca-Cola. But since the […]

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No Guns For Negroes [Video]

Posted July 22, 2012 by Heit & Cheri

The Aurora, Colorado theater massacre has reignited the debate about gun control in the country. There are many people who believe that gun control would have prevented such an occurrence. We live in a society where people blame access to guns for the violent acts that people who use them commit. We came across the […]

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Horn of Africa Crisis: Somalia’s Famine [Video]

Posted March 19, 2012 by Heit & Cheri

Summary Have US counter-terrorism policies contributed to the deadly crisis in the Horn of Africa? The worst drought in 60 years has thrown some 13 million people across the Horn of Africa into crisis. In Somalia, ravaged by two decades of conflict, the consequences have been disastrous. For over six months, aid agencies on the […]

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How to Make Better Decisions [Video]

Posted January 6, 2012 by Heit & Cheri

Summary We are bad at making decisions. According to science, our decisions are based on oversimplification, laziness and prejudice. And that’s assuming that we haven’t already been hijacked by our surroundings or led astray by our subconscious! Featuring exclusive footage of experiments that show how our choices can be confounded by temperature, warped by post-rationalisation […]

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High Anxieties: The Mathematics of Chaos [Video]

Posted January 2, 2012 by Heit & Cheri

Summary The documentary looks at the modern advances in mathematics and how they affect our understanding of physics, economics, environmental issues and human psychology. The film looks at how developments in 20th Century mathematics have affected our view of the world, and particularly how the financial economy and earth’s environment are now seen as inherently […]

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An American Experience: Huey P. Long [Video]

Posted December 27, 2011 by Heit & Cheri

Summary Huey Pierce Long, Jr. (August 30, 1893 – September 10, 1935), nicknamed The Kingfish, served as the 40th Governor of Louisiana from 1928–1932 and as a U.S. Senator from 1932 to 1935. A Democrat, he was noted for his radical populist policies. Though a backer of Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1932 presidential election, […]

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