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O'Grady, Jim

Works: 10 works in 21 publications in 1 language and 1,553 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Drama  Sports films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Juvenile works  Animated films  Christmas plays  Christmas films 
Roles: Author
Classifications: BX4705.B3845, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jim O'Grady
Disarmed and dangerous : the radical lives and times of Daniel and Philip Berrigan by Murray Polner( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What transformed Daniel and Philip Berrigan from conventional Roman Catholic priests into "holy outlaws"--For a time the two most wanted men of J. Edgar Hoover's FBI? And how did they evolve from their traditionally pious, second-generation immigrant beginnings to become the most famous (some would say notorious) religious rebels of their day? Disarmed and Dangerous, the first full length unauthorized biography of the Berrigans, answers these questions with an incisive and illuminating account of their rise to prominence as civil rights and antiwar activists. It also traces the brothers' careers as constant thorns in the side of church authority as well as their leadership of the ongoing Plowshares movement - a highly controversial campaign of civil disobedience against the contemporary arms trade and nuclear weapons. In the spring of 1968, the Berrigans stood side by side in a Catonsville, Maryland, parking lot, praying over the flames from a basket of draft files that they had just seized from a nearby Selective Service office, doused with napalm, and ignited. Their fire soon sparked a nationwide series of draft-file burnings, all aimed at halting the bitterly divisive Vietnam War. This initial protest led to harsh prison terms for the Berrigans and seven others, but it publicly established the Berrigans in roles they still fulfill: men of moral conscience who would suffer to confront the Enormous power of the state. Murray Polner and Jim O'Grady plumb the Berrigans' contradictions: among them, Philip's secret marriage, while he was still a Josephite priest, to Elizabeth McAlister, then a Catholic nun, which led to their dismissals by their respective religious orders and Philip's excommunication from the church; and Daniel's speech faulting Israel's treatment of Palestinians, and the resulting criticism loosed upon him from pro-Israeli Americans and many ff his allies on the left
Free style by Kolton Lee( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cale Bryant is in need of someone to believe in him. Ever since he was young, he has wanted to race motocross professionally. Unfortunately, after a string of bad luck hits his family hard, the would-be champion is forced to put his dreams on hold. All that changes when he meets Alex, a beautiful girl who gives Cale the encouragement and support that he needs to get back on his old bike and get back into the game again. Now, with Alex by his side, Cale takes on the challenge of his life: to beat the odds and cross the finish line a winner
(Dis)honesty : the truth about lies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of the complex impact dishonesty has on our lives and everyday society
Dorothy Day : with love for the poor by Jim O'Grady( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fairy Christmas by Feature Films for Families( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shaylee is promoted to Santa's special team of fairies that determine if children are naughty or nice. A senior fairy is jealous and makes trouble for her. Shaylee must fill her responsibility before Christmas following her own feelings and heart
Building New York City's Innovation Economy by Jim O'Grady( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Academic research institutions have long been important economic anchors for New York City. They provide thousands of jobs and serve as a magnet for talented students and faculty, who inject hundreds of millions of dollars into the local economy through federal research grants. Yet, even though New York's concentration of top-fight scientific institutions--from Columbia University and New York University to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Rockefeller University--is among the world's most impressive, this part of the city's economy has never served as a major source of growth. In the wake of an economic downturn that has delivered a powerful blow to the city's traditional economic drivers--finance in particular--this will have to change. With analysts predicting that the financial sector will never return to its 2007 job levels, New York's universities and nonprofit research institutions could provide a crucial economic spark in the near term and become a reliable job generator in the long run. These institutions represent a promising opportunity for New York in part because they are immobile assets--even in today's global economy, they're not going anywhere--and because scientific and technological breakthroughs are likely to fuel much of the nation's future economic growth. Many of these breakthroughs will emanate from university research. To be sure, New York will never create a high-tech economy on par with Silicon Valley, where technology sectors are as firmly rooted as the finance and media industries are here. Nor does it need to do so. But the city could do much more to capitalize on its prowess in scientific research and technological innovation. And the moment is perfect for such an effort--it has never been more important to diversify the local economy and create a powerful new engine for job creation. In previous years, the Center for an Urban Future has published reports about the growth potential of the city's biotech and video game sectors. This study, however, goes beyond any one technology industry, and looks at the role that universities and nonprofit research institutions play in New York City's economy and their potential to be a catalyst for future growth. It documents both the breadth of scientific assets in the five boroughs and the challenges to converting these resources into economic activity. This report mainly assesses what the city's scientific institutions have done to support and promote the commercialization of research in a way that has local economic benefits, but it also explores the level to which New York City and state economic development officials have attempted to cultivate the growth of emerging technology industries. This report also provides a comparative analysis of the city's leading scientific institutions with those of national leaders such as Stanford University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Florida. This study is accompanied by New York City's first-ever Innovation Index, a compendium of data that demonstrates where New York stands compared to other cities and regions on a broad range of indicators measuring both existing science and technology assets and the city's level of success at commercializing these assets. [This report was edited by David Jason Fischer.] (Contains 101 endnotes
50+1 A Federal Agenda for New York City by Jonathan Bowles( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The inauguration of a new president is a typically a time of great hope, and this year is certainly no exception. But the advent of the Obama administration offers residents of New York and other city-dwellers special grounds for optimism: that the period of years, if not decades, when the federal government all but turned its back on the needs of urban communities is finally at an end. President-elect Obama's early pronouncements, from creating a White House Office of Urban Policy to promising bold new investments in infrastructure, education and alternative energy, suggest that the new president understands something that many of his recent predecessors clearly did not: what's good for cities is good for America. New York is the nation's biggest city by population, economic activity, and cultural importance; its success is inextricably linked to that of the country. But if the Obama administration and the 111th Congress appear to present an exciting opportunity for cities, exactly how should policymakers in New York and other urban centers seek to capitalize on this? This paper lays out 51 specific recommendations for what the federal government could do to help New York City. These ideas range from taking immediate steps to ensure that the 2010 Census does not undercount New York and providing anti-terror funds to localities based on risk rather than politics, to accelerating the rollout of new air traffic control technology to reduce fight delays and streamlining the visa process to make it easier for artists to enter the country. While the authors' recommendations are squarely focused on New York, many if not most of them would bring great benefit to cities and metropolitan regions across the United States. (Contains 124 endnotes.)
Travels with Mom : Louisiana( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jim O'Grady, co-author, "Disarmed and dangerous: the radical lives and times of Daniel and Philip Berrigan."( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

O'Grady and Polner talk about their book Disarmed and dangerous, which is about Daniel and Philip Berrigan, Catholic priest activists in the civil rights and anti-Vietnam War movements
Children's storytime : farm and farm life( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Listen to Mary Lou McClain during a library storyhour as she reads stories and leads fingerplays about farms and farm life
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Disarmed and dangerous : the radical lives and times of Daniel and Philip Berrigan
Dorothy Day : with love for the poor
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