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1.

Six Degrees Could Change the World

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Discusses why many scientists believe that the Earth's average temperature could rise by as much as six degrees Celsius by 2100. Explores what each rising degree could mean for the future of humanity and our planet. Illustrates how global warming has already affected the reefs of Australia, the ice fields of Greenland, and the Amazonian rain forest. Explains what's real, what's still controversial, and how existing technologies and remedies could help dial back the global thermometer.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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This American Life: Season One

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Join host Ira Glass and his company, as they bring a different theme to life each week, in the format of the popular Chicago radio show by the same name.
DVD
2008; 2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Ghost in Your Genes

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While the discovery of DNA appeared to supplant much, or possibly all, of the nature vs. nurture question, this documentary highlights how life choices , stress, nutrition, may in fact impact or even change DNA processes. The filmmakers explore newer evidence that suggests DNA replication may not be as automatic as had been thought, and is shaped and affected by a second "epigenetic" chemical code that reacts with environmental changes, activating or deactivating various genes, all with potentially dramatic and even permanent results. As such, the nature vs. nurture question gains new prominence and new import, with the implication that people's choices with their own lives and the lives of their children have far-reaching consequences.
DVD
2008; 2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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David Attenborough Wildlife Specials

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A collection of six television wildlife documentaries narrated by David Attenborough, each on a different animal, covering: crocodiles, eagles, leopards, polar bears, humpback whales, and wolves.
DVD
2008; 1994
Clemons (Stacks)
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Life in Cold Blood

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Amphibians and reptiles ruled the world for nearly 200 million years, and today there are well over 14,000 species. Ranging from some of the largest, most deadly creatures on Earth to the smallest and strangest, these are some of the most fascinating and dramatic animals on the planet. Looks at parental and breeding behavior, as well as adaptability. A magnificent overview of life on the planet Earth.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Meerkat Manor: Season One

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Meet the Whiskers, a remarkable family of South African meerkats living on the edge of Africa's Kalahari Desert. Chronicles the every facet of the group's astonishing and complex social lives. From snake attacks to gang warfare, from babysitting the "kids" to repelling ferocious predators, includes never-before-seen behaviors and non-stop adventures of this animal family.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Meerkat Manor: Season Two

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In the second season, the meerkat clan know as the Whiskers will face dramatic new challenges in their struggle for dominance and survival amid the dangers of the Kalahari Desert. With cutting-edge technology capturing every meerkat moment above and below ground, witness the Whiskers tangling with old enemies-- and confronting a dangerous new rival meerkat gang. Then, when a fresh generation of mischief-making pups arrives on the scene, it adds a whole new dimension to the family's intricate social mix.
DVD
2008; 2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Europe's 9/11

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Explores the phenomenon of homegrown Islamic terrorism in Europe through the lens of the bombings in Madrid, Spain and the connections between those bombers and Al Qaeda cell activities in Milan, Italy and the Van Gogh murder in the Netherlands. Looks at the situation of the 20 million Muslim immigrants from North Africa and the Middle East and their children in Europe, particularly in Britain, Holland, Italy, Spain. Discusses the appeal of Islamic fundamentalism and terrorist activities among Muslim youth who feel marginalized in European society and examines how European governments are working on identifying and locating potential terrorists in their own countries.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Gangs of Iraq

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Takes a hard look at the four-year effort by America and its allies to train Iraq's new army and police forces and make them capable of bringing security to the country. Follows U.S. advisory teams working with Iraqi forces during two months in the fall of 2006. Shows the obstacles faced by these U.S. soldiers and the challenges of ending the violence, torture, and murder on the Iraqi streets. Examines the history and events that led to the current sectarian crisis, why the Iraqi elections didn't curb escalating Shia-Sunni sectarianism, and how top Iraqi officials have downplayed or denied the growing sectarian militia forces.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
10.

The Medicated Child

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In recent years, there's been a dramatic increase in the number of children being diagnosed with serious psychiatric disorders and prescribed medications that are just beginning to be tested in children. The drugs can cause serious side effects, and virtually nothing is known about their long-term impact. "It's really to some extent an experiment, trying medications in these children of this age," child psychiatrist Dr. Patrick Bacon tells FRONTLINE. "It's a gamble. And I tell parents there's no way to know what's going to work."
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Pioneers of Television

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This four-part series features sitcoms and archival clips to offer a fresh take on the first celebrities of television. Includes exclusive interviews with Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Andy Griffith, Betty White, and more. Includes never-before-seen images and clips.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Obama's War

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"Tens of thousands of fresh American troops are now on the move in Afghanistan, led by a new commander and armed with a counterinsurgency plan that builds on the lessons of Iraq. But can U.S. forces succeed in a land long known as the "graveyard of empires"? And can the U.S. stop the Taliban in neighboring Pakistan, where U.S. troops are not allowed and the government is weak? In Obama's War, veteran correspondent Martin Smith travels across Afghanistan and Pakistan to see first-hand how the president's new strategy is taking shape, delivering vivid, on-the-ground reporting from this eight-year-old war's many fronts. Through interviews with top generals, diplomats and government officials, Smith also reports the internal debates over President Obama's grand attempt to combat terrori [...]
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Frontline World April 14, 2009: Stories From a Small Planet

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"Correspondent Sharmeen Obaid investigates the increasing power and influence of a new branch of the Taliban in Pakistan that is helping make the country one of the Obama administration's top foreign policy concerns. Also correspondent Doug Ruchkoff travels to the edge of the digital frontier -- South Korea -- for a look at a country that's embraced the wired world more thoroughly than any place on earth and is now potentially facing a new public health crisis: internet addition." -- Container.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
14.

Poisoned Waters

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"More than three decades after the Clean Water Act, two iconic waterways -- the great coastal estuaries of Puget Sound and the Chesapeake Bay -- are in perilous condition. With polluted runoff still flowing in from industry, agriculture and massive suburban development, scientists fear contamination to the food chain and drinking water for millions of people. A growing list of endangered species also is threatened in both estuaries. [This film] examines the rising hazards to human health and the ecosystem and why it's so hard to keep our waters clean." -- Container.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
15.

The Way West

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The story begins with the opening decades of expansion, key technological advances, and the uprooting of the native people through the Civil War period. It then examines the four-year period immediately following the Civil War to the completion of the transcontinental railroad. The conclusion traces the sequence of events leading to the battle of the Little Big Horn, the oppression of Native American tribes, the rise of the Ghost Dance religion and the massacre at Wounded Knee.
DVD
2004; 1990
Clemons (Stacks)
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Journey to Planet Earth Dispatches From the Gulf 2: Research, Innovation, Discovery

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Explores the impact of the Deepwater Horizon blowout through the eyes of a cadre of scientists working together to better understand and mitigate the fall-out from the biggest oil spill in U.S. history. Some questions answered include: Why are so many pregnant dolphins losing their young? Why did much of the oyster population in Louisiana disappear? Did Deepwater Horizon oil affect the health of sharks? Did the use of dispersants help mitigate the impact of the oil spill? Will we now be able to predict where ocean currents will carry the oil that results from future spills?
DVD
2017
Clemons (Stacks)
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Journey to Planet Earth: Dispatches From the Gulf

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This program investigates the environmental health of the Gulf of Mexico six years after the Deepwater Horizon blowout in April 2010. That's when the world's ninth largest body of water became a place where thousands of communities and millions of citizens were put in jeopardy by a single incident--the biggest oil spill in U.S. history. Today, a global team of scientists is working together to protect and restore one of our planet's most valuable natural resources. Their ultimate goal is to learn how to cope with the challenges of future oil spills.
DVDOnline
2016
Clemons (Stacks)