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Our Mothers' War: America at Home and at the Front During World War II

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Ms. Yellin talks about writing her book, Our mothers' war, and about the experiences of her mother and other American women during World War II.
VHS
2004
Ivy (By Request)
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Statehouse and Greenhouse: The Emerging Politics of American Climate Change Policy

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Rabe said that many states are taking a very active, engaging role to develop policies, policy tools, and policy instruments to stabilize or reduce their own greenhouse gas emissions. He presented a number of case studies describing what specific states are doing in this area.
VHS
2004
Ivy (By Request)
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The Road From 9-11

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Zelikow, the executive director of the 9-11 Commission while it was in existence, discusses the recommendations of the commission for the future. These recommendations were divided into two parts: what to do and how to do it. "What to do" amounts to a global strategy, the substance of what we should be doing. The "How to do it" part examines how should we reorganize our government so that we actually have institutions capable of carrying out such an ambitious strategy.
VHS
2004
Ivy (By Request)
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Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero

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Larson described doing her research for her book, Bound for the promised land, which relates Harriet Tubman's life as a woman, slave, and cultural icon. Larson described Tubman's life.
VHS
2004
Ivy (By Request)
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Letter Perfect: The Marvelous History of Our Alphabet From a to Z

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Sacks talked about the history of the alphabet, using examples from his recently published book, Letter Perfect, which was issued in hardback as Language Visible.
VHS
2004
Ivy (By Request)
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Report From the Ukraine: Was the Presidential Election Fair?

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Heilman, a veteran international elections observer, described what an election observer does and spoke about his experience in the Ukrainian presidential election between Prime Minister Viktor F. Yanukovich and opposition leader Viktor A. Yushchenko. He also discussed the post-election situation there.
VHS
2005
Ivy (By Request)
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Through the Kaleidoscope: Multiple Views in Fiction and Painting

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Novelist and short story writer, Ann Beattie, and her husband, artist Lincoln Perry discuss some of Perry's paintings and sculpture and Beattie's views on writing. Both have a mutual interest in narratives.
VHS
2005
Ivy (By Request)
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Never Ask Permission: Elisabeth Scott Bocock of Richmond

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In her talk about her mother, Elisabeth Scott Bocock, an upper class woman in Richmond, Ms. Hitz gave a brief family history, and spoke about her mother as a person during the times and social climate in which she lived. Ms. Hitz described the way her mother worked for historic preservation in Richmond.
VHS
2005
Ivy (By Request)
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Faith, Certainty, and the Presidency of George W. Bush

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Journalist Ron Suskind discussed the relationship of the White House to the press, and the work climate for the top employees in the Bush administration.
VHS
2005
Ivy (By Request)
10.

Love and Hate in Jamestown

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Price talked about the stories of Jamestown, including the founding of the colony as an investment, the story of John Smith, and the relationship of the English colonists and the natives. He read excerpts from his book, Love and hate in Jamestown. A question and answer period followed the talk.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Next New Orleans

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Dr. Upton discussed the typography of New Orleans in relation to the flood, and Dr. Morrish discussed the difficulty of dealing with natural disasters.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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How Safe Is the Homeland?

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Pope, former acting coordinator of the U.S. Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, spoke as a private person. He discussed both the international community's efforts in combating international terrorism and the United State's efforts to combat terrorism at home. The U.S. effort included both the governmental and private sectors. Although the United States is better prepared for terrorism than it was prior to September 11, 2001, a terrorist attack is possible.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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What's the Matter With Kansas: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America

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Dr. Frank considers the strategy by which over the past 35 years the Republicans have transformed themselves from an aristocratic miniority into the nation's dominant political party. He talks about the shape of American politics, and his book, What's the matter with Kansas. A question and answer period followed the talk.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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A New United Nations for the 21st Century

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Ms. Sorensen, who worked at the United Nations for approximately 20 years, discussed the importance of the United Nations and of the United States working with it. She gave a history of relationship of the United States to the United Nations over the years, and commented on the deep divide which now exists between the two organizations. She aimed to combat the UN bashing which is now occurring in the United States.
VHS
2005
Ivy (By Request)
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The Silent Epidemic: Perspectives of High School Dropouts

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Along with Karen Burke Morison and John J. DiIulio Jr., John M. Bridgeland studied the 3.5 million Americans between the ages of 16 and 25 who have dropped out of school without a high school diploma. Mr. Bridgeland discusses the report and concludes that this is a solvable problem.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Soldiers to Citizens: The GI Bill and the Making of the Greatest Generation

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Discusses how the GI Bill elevated civic and political involvement among its beneficiaries, especially men of the World War II generation, across lines of class and race.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Fighting World Hunger

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Discusses the history of U.S. hunger initiatives along with his own role in establishing programs such as WIC and the National School Lunch Program.
VHS
2006
Ivy (By Request)
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Soldiers to Citizens: The GI Bill and the Making of the Greatest Generation

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Discusses how the GI Bill elevated civic and political involvement among its beneficiaries, especially men of the World War II generation, across lines of class and race.
VHS
2006
Ivy (By Request)
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The Silent Epidemic: Perspectives of High School Dropouts

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Along with Karen Burke Morison and John J. DiIulio Jr., John M. Bridgeland studied the 3.5 million Americans between the ages of 16 and 25 who have dropped out of school without a high school diploma. Mr. Bridgeland discusses the report and concludes that this is a solvable problem.
VHS
2006
Ivy (By Request)
20.

Jacqueline Kennedy: First Lady of the New Frontier

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Ms. Perry discusses the appeal of Jacqueline Kennedy today. She was a young, beautiful, vibrant First Lady, who was responsible for the restoration and redecoration of the White House, was a mover in historic preservation, traveled with her husband both abroad and on the campaign trail in 1963, and arranged his funeral and helped design his gravesite.
VHS
2004
Ivy (By Request)