Most widely held works by Andy Halper
The 11th of September Moyers in conversation ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 623 libraries worldwide
Just hours after the attacks on America Bill Moyers began a unique dialogue with an unparalleled and diverse group of guests. Instead of dwelling on the horrific images of the tragedy, these poised and clear voices provided perspective and soothed a wounded, yet resilient, nation, creating a video that presents both a snapshot of our reactions on 9/11, and a testament to human spirit.
The ascent of money ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 502 libraries worldwide
Based on professor Niall Ferguson's best-selling book "The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World" in which he predicted the current economic crisis delves into how the complex system of global finance evolved over the centuries, how money has shaped the course of human affairs and how the mechanics of this economic system work to create seemingly unlimited wealth--or catastrophic loss. By the beginning of the 21st century, the systems of credit, insurance, bond trading and stock markets had transcended all national boundaries to create a truly global economic system, opening the door to unprecedented growth, but also worldwide instability in the event of one nation's downturn. In an effort to establish more stability following the Great Depression, the U.S. government's New Deal created a "property owning Democracy," a system of federally backed savings and loans that allowed more people than ever before to buy homes by offering low interest rates and long-term mortgages. Rampant inflation in the 1970s, however, led the government to remove regulations on interest rates and opened the door to a massive scandal in the 1980s and one of the country's worst economic crises. The vulnerabilities of America's property-based economy would be felt again 20 years later, in the current economic crisis that has shaken the world. The crisis threatens "Chimerica," the symbiotic relationship between China and America in which China's vast savings from the manufacturing of cheap goods has been lent to America to fuel growth. But at what point will America's battered economy lead China to cut off its line of credit? And how might America respond? The answer, Ferguson suggests, may be found in the history of the ascent of money.
Schools of FISH! : welcome back to the reason you became an educator by Philip Strand ( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 249 libraries worldwide
Explains how to adapt the simple but innovative principles of the FISH! Philosophy to the special challenges of teaching, combining real life examples and step-by-step instructions.
Privacy and security on the eve of the millennium ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
This program centers on technology and the struggle for privacy. The dialogue addresses government actions, such as background checks and fingerprinting, Megan's law, regulation of the Internet, the encryption of privileged information, and whether these actions are advisable, effective or even constitutional.
Whose law, whose order ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
This program uses hypothetical situations and role-playing to focus on the constitutional limits of the federal government on gun control issues; federal funding and its ability to influence state policies; the federalization of state crimes; and anti-federal paranoia that has led to the resurgence of organized militias.
The people's court ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
"Facing mounting domestic and international pressure for a fair and transparent franework of laws, China is racing to reshape the rules of its Communist society. Hundreds of thousands of judges and lawyers have been trained in the past 25 years, but with senior judges under direct control of the state and citizens taking to the streets in record number, this transformation has been anything but easy. This unprecedented Wide Angle report takes viewers inside courtrooms and law schools in China as it follows itinerant judges, law students, a human rights lawyer and ordinary Chinese citizens seeking justice."--Container.
On the issues ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
Never before have companies been faced with such a variety of issues that test their integrity, fairness, and adaptability. In four one-hour programs, On the issues provides a forum for exploring ethical challenges and equitable solutions.
Back to school ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
"In 2003, the Wide Angle program Time for School profiled children in seven countries--Afghanistan, Benin, Brazil, India, Japan, Kenya, and Romania--as they started their first year of school, often in the face of great adversity. Three years later this Wide Angle episode returns to visit each child, updating the progress of their educational and personal development. The similarities and contrasts that emerge among the lives of these young people provide rich insight into the disparities of opportunity around the globe--underscoring the hard fact that more than 100 million children worldwide are growing up without schooling ... Additionally, anchor Daljit Dhaliwal discusses the state of global education with former National Economic Council director Gene Sperling"--Container.
A global roll call the need for education worldwide ( Visual )
in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
"Without schooling, a child has no future. Without an educated population, a nation has no future. These two parts of an ongoing Wide Angle series...examine gaps and voids in educational opportunities that, tragically, keep many developing countries from advancing. Following a group of children from around the world as they progress through life -- and, on an uneven basis, through school -- the series gets to the heart of this colossal yet not intractable socioeconomic problem." --Container.
Job today, gone tomorrow ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Using a hypothetical scenario, a panel of experts examines a variety of issues confronting employers and employees in this era of corporate downsizing. Examines questions: What is the covenant between a company and its employees? How does a company balance its obligations to its employees and its shareholders? What impact does downsizing have on people's lives? What role do unions play in the changing workplace? What is the appropriate use of temporary employees? How can employees be empowered to participate in decision making?
Time for school the global education crisis ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Suicide bombers ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
"In a series of powerful and revealing interviews from inside Israeli prisons, this Wide Angle documentary examines the motives of Palestinian suicide bombers. A recruiter, a bomb builder, and three failed suicide bombers captured by Israeli security forces speak openly of their training, motivation, operational methodology, and profound belief in the idea of entering paradise as a shahid - a martyr for Islam. They discuss their hatred of Jews and Israel, their determination to die, and the personal motivations that have influenced them - including a failed love, a sense of personal revenge, the frustration of living under the Israeli occupation, and envy for the prosperous Israeli lifestyle. In addition, Sari Nusseibeh, president of Al-Quds University, speaks with anchor Mishal Husain." --back cover.
Young, Muslim, and French ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
France's recent decision to ban the wearing of traditional Muslim headscarves (hijab) in public schools--a law widely perceived by Muslims to be an undemocratic expression. Wide Angle explores this conflict in the town of Dammarie-les-Lys. Also featured is the local high school principal, Ghislaine Hudson, a member of the commission charged with reviewing the use of religious symbols. Professor Fawaz Gerges also discusses secularism in France. Unemployment and the economic plight of the French Muslim minority and lack of social integration is also discussed.
Border jumpers a better life in Botswana ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Botswana's electric border fence was erected to keep out diseased livestock from neighboring Zimbabwe. It has also proved remarkably effective at stemming the influx of illegal immigrants fleeing economic collapse and political repression. This Wide Angle report examines this frontier flashpoint, profiling both a cattle farmer who strongly supports the fence and illegal immigrants determined to breach it.
Wide angle. Season 2 education package ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Exclusive to al-Jazeera: Wide angle goes behind the scenes of al-Jazeera, the first Arabic all-news network, to examine the network's similarities and differences to its Western media counterparts. After the documentary, Jamie Rubin interviews Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Wide angle ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Wide angle. Seasons 3 & 4 education package ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Ladies First: Rwanda's women are the leading participants in their country's healing process ten years after the genocide. Wide angle examines the challenges facing them and their country as Rwanda struggles to buid a sustainable peace. After the documentary program, Mishal Husai interviews Ambassador Swanee Hunt, founder of Women Waging Peace.
Epidemic ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Quick to spread and develop resistance to medical intervention, new strains of microbes pose a growing threat to global health. How does overuse of antibiotics actually encourage more lethal strains of diseases believed to be conquered? How can the media successfully inform the public without causing panic? And should personal rights be curtailed during epidemics? This Fred Friendly Seminar, moderated by Harvard Law School's Arthur Miller, examines the biological, ecological, and cultural factors influencing the causes, spread, and control of infectious diseases. Panelists include Nobel Laureate Joshua Lederberg; David Kessler, former chairman of the FDA; Robert Moellering, Jr., of Harvard Medical School; C.J. Peters, of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and others.
Wide angle. season 5 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Trial by television ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Debates the future coverage of high-profile trials, using a hypothetical future trial to explore the impact of pretrial publicity, the wisdom of placing a camera in the courtroom, and the effect of extensive television coverage on our system of criminal justice. Examines the delicate balance between a fair trial and a free press.
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