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Halper, Andy

Works: 34 works in 64 publications in 1 language and 2,023 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary television programs  History  Television adaptations  Interviews  Television series  Television interviews  Documentary films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 332.09
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Most widely held works by Andy Halper
The ascent of money by Niall Ferguson( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member 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. From bullion to bubbles: This episode documents the roots of money and finance in the conquest of the Americas, from the Incan empire to the Louisiana territory. Bonds of war: This episode is on John Law and his Louisiana territory Ponzi scheme, how bond markets support warfare in Europe, and how globalization accelerates with the economic invasion of the Far East. Risky business: This episode examines the roots of the insurance industry in Europe; how disasters like Hurricane Katrina expose problems in risk management; how countries like Japan and Chile manage risk for their citizens; and the great rewards that can be accumulated through risk with hedge funds. Planet finance: This episode chronicles the spread of good -- and bad -- financial practices across the globe, the meteoric rise of the American real estate market, and the consequences of the subprime mortgage fiasco
The 11th of September : Moyers in conversation( Visual )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member 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
Schools of FISH! : welcome back to the reason you became an educator by Philip Strand( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member 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
The People's court : introducing the rule of law in China( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at recent changes in the administration of justice in China, from legal education to the courts, as the nation continues to grow economically. The legal status of rural migrants to China's cities is considered. Contains an interview with Alice Young, an American attorney whose practices includes international business in China
Privacy and security on the eve of the millennium( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member 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 52 WorldCat member 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
Back to school. The ongoing struggle to educate the world's children( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member 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 )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member 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
Time for school : the global education crisis( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of an on-going Wide Angle series--third episode to be produced in 2009--that examines gaps and voids and socioeconomic problems in educational opportunities around the world. It follows a group of children as they progress through life. This installment profiles children from Japan, Kenya, Benin, Brazil, Romania, Afghanistan, and India who have managed to enroll in the first year of primary school
Suicide bombers : inside the minds of failed martyrs( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member 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
On the issues( Visual )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member 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
Young, Muslim, and French( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member 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
Wide angle. education package( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Time for school: Visits Japan, Kenya, Benin, Brazil, Romania, Afghanistan, and India to meet children who have managed to enroll in the first year of primary school--in most cases against great odds
Border jumpers : better life in Botswana?( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents five international public affairs documentary television programs, one each examining aspects of Chechnya, India, China, Mexico, and Argentina, that can be used to enrich classes in political science, journalism, world events, and economics. Each program concludes with an interview with an expert on the region, and each uncut program is preceded by video clips from the program that can be used as discussion starting points
Epidemic!( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What biological, ecological and cultural factors influence the causes, spread and control of infectious disease? How can we defend ourselves and our communities in the war against microbes? When should individual rights be forfeited to protect the public health? Can we prevent the next epidemic? In this dialogue, moderated by Professor Arthur R. Miller of Harvard Law School, a panel of experts explores potentially life-threatening situations, raising questions about public health on a personal, local, and global level."--Packaging
Job today, gone tomorrow( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member 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?
Wide angle. education package( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young, Muslim and Frech: Examines the hopes, frustrations and political aspirations of second- and third-generation French-born Muslims and their potential to alter France's national identity. After the documentary, Mishal Husain interviews Fawaz Gerges, professor of Middle Eastern Studies at Sarah Lawrence College
Wide angle. education package( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dishing democracy: Wide Angle goes behind the scenes at Arab television channel MBC in Cairo for an inside look at the hit all-female talk show, Kalam Nawaem. The film examines four Arab women who harness the power of transnational satellite TV to boldly and effectively push social reform. The film captures censorship discussions, tension and camaraderie in the dressing room, and viewer reactions on the Arab street
Wide angle. :( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The 11th of September : Moyers in conversationSchools of FISH! : welcome back to the reason you became an educator