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- A Cop Went Undercover In a Wheelchair to Catch Criminals. He Fails In the Most Inspiring Way. (3 min)
Omeleto.com: "Vancouver cop Mark Horsley went undercover as a paralyzed man in a wheelchair to catch criminals who prey on those with disabilities. What he found may surprise you…"
- Barry Schwartz books
The Paradox of Choice The Costs of Living: How Market Freedom Erodes the Best Things in Life The Battle for Human Nature: Science, Morality and Modern Life (plus several textbooks)
- Communities Driving Health Equity: A Spotlight Video Series
The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is proud to present a documentary video series that spotlights local organizations across the U.S. advancing health equity for their communities by addressing the environmental, social, economic, and structural challenges that may impact residents’ health. The videos show that, while challenges are numerous, progress is possible when community members, organizations, funders, and policy makers work together to drive local-level solutions that improve health equity and well-being for all.
- Denning and DiNenno - Communities in Crisis: Is There a Generalized HIV Epidemic in Impoverished Urban Areas of the United States?
Communities in Crisis: Is There a Generalized HIV Epidemic in Impoverished Urban Areas of the United States?
Paul Denning, MD, MPH and Elizabeth DiNenno, PhD
Poster at: http://origin.glb.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/statistics_poverty_poster.pdf
- Documentary videos through the UNC Health Sciences Library
The University of North Carolina licenses the Docuseek2 streaming video collection, which has films from every major academic discipline, including over 150 films on Health, Healthcare, Medicine, and Nursing. The films in this collection examine health and health care in its social and historical context, providing a deeper understanding of the challenges of providing state of the art health care around the world in the 21st century, and cover everything from aging to nutrition. To access the Docuseek2 collection, click on this link: http://docuseek2.com/v/x/kYo (may need to be on campus) -- For general information on using Docuseek2, see our help wiki at http://docuseek2.wikispaces.com/Welcome -- For a tutorial on searching for content on Docuseek2, see our help tutorials on Finding content in Docuseek2 ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=eVNFJhZudYM ) and Advanced searching in Docuseek2 ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=YJBujioR1JQ ) -- For a tutorial on searching for content on Docuseek2, see our help tutorials on Finding content in Docuseek2 ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=eVNFJhZudYM ) and Advanced searching in Docuseek2 ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=YJBujioR1JQ ) -- For information on integrating a film into your course page, see http://docuseek2.wikispaces.com/Integrating+Docuseek2 Clips Docuseek2 also offers a clip-making tool. You must create your own login on Docuseek2 to use this tool. Click the Register link at the top right of most pages to register. You must register with your UNC email address. For more on creating clips, see our tutorial at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIK43q54ZqM
- Email from Bob Robinson
Concerning Bill Moyers, Waco TX lynching/burning, Vietnam atrocities by US
- Fake news? Senate leader alters headlines about governor
Associated Press, March 9, 2017 "I am glad for you to post News & Observer articles on your Facebook page," executive editor John Drescher wrote to Berger in a letter dated Feb. 15. "However, I ask that you not change the headline or photo we placed on the story, as you have several times recently. Most readers of your page will think the headline written by your staff was the original N&O headline and will be misled."
- George Will - American higher education is a house divided
American higher education is a house divided George F. Will, Washington Post, December 18, 2015
- George Will - Goodbye to 2015, a year of absurdity and overreach
George F. Will, Washington Post, Dec. 31, 2015
- Good Neighbors: The Democracy of Everyday Life in America
Nancy L. Rosenblum, Princeton Univ Press In Good Neighbors, Nancy Rosenblum explores how encounters among neighbors create a democracy of everyday life, which has been with us since the beginning of American history and is expressed in settler, immigrant, and suburban narratives and in novels, poetry, and popular culture. During disasters, like Hurricane Katrina, the democracy of everyday life is a resource for neighbors who improvise rescue and care. Degraded, this framework can give way to betrayal by neighbors, as faced by the Japanese Americans interned during World War II, or to terrible violence such as the lynching of African Americans. Under extreme conditions the barest act of neighborliness is a bulwark against total ethical breakdown. The elements of the democracy of everyday life—reciprocity, speaking out, and "live and let live"—comprise a democratic ideal not reducible to public principles of justice or civic virtue, but it is no less important. The democracy of everyday life, Rosenblum argues, is the deep substrate of democracy in America and can be its saving remnant.
- Green space, sleep, systems science, tobacco
- How Music Got Free
How Music Got Free By Frank Stasio & Hady Mawajdeh WUNC The State of Things, 6/12/2015
- John Bohannon - Feature: How to hijack a journal
Feature: How to hijack a journal By John Bohannon, Contributing Correspondent, Science, 19 November 2015; 350(6263):903-905. Supplemental material, including the data and code, are at http://news.sciencemag.org/2015/11/journal-hijacking-supplemental-data?utm_campaign=print
- Juan Williams: Enough
"Host of the book review show Between the Lines, Valerie Jackson and Juan Williams discuss his involvement with Eyes on the Prize and his new book Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead End Movements, and Culture of Failure that are Undermining Black America and What We Can Do About it."
- Matthieu Ricard: How to let altruism be your guide
TED. Published on Jan 20, 2015 What is altruism? Put simply, it's the wish that other people may be happy. And, says Matthieu Ricard, a happiness researcher and a Buddhist monk, altruism is also a great lens for making decisions, both for the short and long term, in work and in life.
- Matthieu Ricard - The habits of happiness
TED, Uploaded on Apr 15, 2008 What is happiness, and how can we all get some? Buddhist monk, photographer and author Matthieu Ricard has devoted his life to these questions, and his answer is influenced by his faith as well as by his scientific turn of mind: We can train our minds in habits of happiness. Interwoven with his talk are stunning photographs of the Himalayas and of his spiritual community.
- Minerva's blog
"About me? Let’s start with some adjectives. I am black, female, a woman of a certain age ( as the French say) I have been married for 43 years to my high school sweetheart. I have three grown children, four grandchildren. My mother is 93 and still lives on her own ( hope I have her genes!) I started my career as a high school teacher, went back to grad school in my forties and took a left turn and ended up in higher education. I have, since 1994 been an assistant professor, an administrator, a newspaper columnist and a general pain in the rear of any conservative who comes within range. Oh, did I mention that I put the L in Liberal?"
- Moyers & Company - America Is a Horror Show
America Is a Horror Show
January 31, 2014
This week on Moyers & Company, David Simon, journalist and creator of the TV series The Wire and Treme, talks with Bill about the crisis of capitalism in America. After President Barack Obama’s annual State of the Union address, it’s a reality check from someone who artfully uses television drama to report on the state of America from an entirely different perspective — the bottom up.
“The horror show is we are going to be slaves to profit. Some of us are going to be higher on the pyramid and we’ll count ourselves lucky and many many more will be marginalized and destroyed,” Simon tells Moyers. He blames a “purchased” Congress for failing America’s citizens, leading many of them to give up on politics altogether.
Producer: Gina Kim. Segment Producer: Lena Shemel. Editor: Rob Kuhns.
- Nancy Krieger - Discrimination and Health Inequities
Discrimination and Health Inequities Nancy Krieger, Int J Health Serv October 2014 vol. 44 no. 4 643-710
- Nancy Krieger - Public Health, Embodied History, and Social Justice: Looking Forward
Public Health, Embodied History, and Social Justice: Looking Forward Nancy Krieger, Int J Health Serv October 2015 vol. 45 no. 4 587-600
- NPR - 'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot' Dramatizes War Reporter's Experience
From Wikipedia: "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, originally titled The Taliban Shuffle and Fun House, is an upcoming American war comedy film directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, and written by Robert Carlock, based on the memoir The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Kim Barker. The film stars Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Christopher Abbott, Billy Bob Thornton, Alfred Molina, Nicholas Braun, and Sheila Vand. It is scheduled to be released on March 4, 2016, by Paramount Pictures." An interview with Kim Barker was broadcast on Weekend Edition Sunday on 2/28/2016.
- PBS - Finding Your Roots
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
- Pew Research Center - 14 striking findings from 2014
14 striking findings from 2014
Pew Research Center
by George Gao, December 22, 2014
- Powers of Ten (1977, 9 min)
Powers of Ten takes us on an adventure in magnitudes.... this famous film transports us to the outer edges of the universe.... Returning to Earth ... we move inward- into the hand of the sleeping picnicker- with ten times more magnification every ten seconds....
- Review of Transform Your Self-care and Health Care through Ayurvedic and Integrative Medicine
Nidich S. Picture of health: Transform your self-care and health care through ayurvedic and integrative medicine written by Charles R Elder, MD, MPH, FACP, & Leslie D Elder, MD. Perm J 2019;23:19.179. DOI: https://doi.org/10.7812/TPP/19.179
- Robert K. Merton - The Unanticipated Consequences of Purposive Social Action
The Unanticipated Consequences of Purposive Social Action Robert K. Merton American Sociological Review Vol. 1, No. 6 (Dec., 1936), pp. 894-904 Published by: American Sociological Association Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2084615
- Spring 2014 bibliographic and other resources
- TED Radio Hour - The Story Behind The Numbers
TED Radio Hour, August 17, 2017. Is life today better than ever before? Does the data bear that out? This hour, TED speakers explore the stories we tell with numbers — and whether those stories portray the full picture. Host Guy Raz. Steven Pinker: Can Numbers Show Us That Progress Is Inevitable? Tyler Cowen: Do The Numbers Give Us The Full Picture? Hanna Rosin: Data Shows Women Have Progressed. But What's Next? Michael Green: What Does GDP Not Tell Us? Paul Gilding: How Do We Continue To Grow If The Earth Has Reached Its Limit? Transcripts available.
- The Multiracial Unity Blog
The Multiracial Unity Blog presents a class perspective on racism and calls for multiracial organizing to build unity among the workers of the world. It will explore the origins of racism and nationalism, the history of multiracial struggles, and the defeats due to capitulation to racist and nationalist ideas. Edited by Karyn Pomerantz and Ellen Isaacs firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
- These Are Words Scholars Should No Longer Use to Describe Slavery and the Civil War
Michael Todd Landis, an Assistant Professor of History at Tarleton State University specializing in the intersection of slavery and politics in the 19th century United States, is the author of Northern Men with Southern Loyalties: The Democratic Party and the Sectional Crisis (Cornell, 2014). - See more at: http://historynewsnetwork.org/article/160266?retry=1#sthash.CzZ5UzKp.dpuf
- UNC Media Resource Center
Media resources, including recent and historical feature films and documentaries. Viewing may require a UNC Onyen.
- Vic supplemental links for the Role of Epidemiology in Public Health
- What Shapes Health? Webcast Explores Social And Economic Factors
What Shapes Health? Webcast Explores Social And Economic Factors
March 03, 2015
As part of our series "What Shapes Health," created in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard sponsored a webcast on the question.
NPR's Joe Neel, deputy senior supervising editor, moderated the discussion with:
Robert Blendon, professor of health policy and political analysis, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School
Lisa Berkman, professor of public policy and of epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Dwayne Proctor, director and senior adviser, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Rebecca Onie, co-founder and CEO of Health Leads