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New Films on Demand Streaming Video Titles Added – January 2017

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Green Builders Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight What is it like to be a green builder? In this Career Q&A video interview, Kenny Gronotalks about his career path, what he does on the job, and the keys to success in the field of green remodeling. He also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years. 2017
Bloggers Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight What is it like to be a blogger? In this Career Q&A video interview, Julie Hanchertalks about her career path, what she does on the job, and the keys to success in the field ofblogging. She also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years. 2017
Chiropractors Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight What is it like to be a chiropractor? In this Career Q&A video interview, Dr. Damian Ciasullotalks about his career path, what he does on the job, and the keys to success in this branchof health care. He also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years. 2017
Composers and Arrangers Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight What is it like to be a composer? In this Career Q&A video interview, Andrea Clearfieldtalks about her career path, what she does on the job, and the keys to success in the field of composing. She also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years. 2017
Retirement Planners Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight What is it like to be a financial advisor? In this Career Q&A video interview, Roy Innellatalks about his career path, what he does on the job, and the keys to success in the field of financial advising. He also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years. 2017
Blame the Elites for the Trump Phenomenon: A Debate Surprising pundits, pollsters, and the political establishment, Donald Trump amassed a large base of voters to win both the Republican nomination and the presidency in 2016. What accounted for his unexpected rise? Some argue that Trump’s support reflected an uninformed populism and the misplaced anger of a large swath of the American people. But others argue that it arose from the failure of elites to empathize with their struggles and craft effective policies to improve their lives. Should the elites be blamed for the Trump phenomenon? 2016
Blame Big Pharma for Out-of-Control Health Care Costs: A Debate Americans spend some $3 trillion a year on health care, representing about 18 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product, nearly double what other industrialized countries spend. Some people blame these high costs on big pharmaceutical companies—”Big Pharma” for short—which they accuse of charging exorbitant amounts for certain drugs and raising prices far above the rate of inflation. But others defend the companies, claiming that high prices are necessary to encourage them to develop new life-saving drugs that improve people’s health. Is Big Pharma to blame for out-of-control health care costs? 2016
Give Undocumented Immigrants a Path to Citizenship: A Debate Around 11 million undocumented immigrants currently live in the United States, and the question of what to do about them has sparked years of fierce debate. Some argue that these immigrants work hard and make positive contributions to the economy, while others argue that they burden taxpayers and create unwanted competition for jobs. In 2013, the Senate passed a comprehensive bill that included giving undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship, but it died in the House of Representatives. President Obama then took executive actions to protect some of them from deportation, but the courts blocked their implementation. So what should the United States do? Should it give undocumented immigrants a chance to earn citizenship through a process that would include paying a penalty and passing a security check? Or would such a process reward them for breaking the rules and encourage more illegal immigration? Should the United States give undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship? 2016
How to Find Love Online Internet dating has transformed our love lives. One in five committed couples meet on the internet and 91 million of us around the world log on to internet dating sites. Dr. Xand van Tulleken is one of them. An expert in public health issues at Fordham University in New York, he is hopelessly single, and looking for love. Can Dr Hannah Fry, lecturer in mathematics at University College London, use her statistical know-how to help secure him the partner of his dreams? 2016
Is It Closing Time for Zoos? For thousands of years we have taken animals out of the wilderness and put them in caged enclosures for our own amusement. However, with our contemporary understanding about the complexity of animal behavior, and the fact that most of us can see animals in their natural environment on TV, can we really justify keeping them in cages? In this film Liz Bonnin, a PhD student at the Zoological Society of London, visits zoos and speaks to scientists across the globe. From captive breeding programs and conservation, to education and welfare, Liz evaluates the role zoos have to play in the 21st century. 2016
Execution: Episode 2—Life and Death Row, Series 2 On March 11, 2009, Daniel Lopez was pulled over for driving erratically. The dramatic car chase that ensued killed a police officer and 27-year-old Daniel was given the death penalty. Unusually for a death row prisoner, he is resisting all appeals to block his execution – which is due in five weeks’ time. The state-appointed attorneys for Lopez are arguing that their client is using the justice system as a form of suicide. His family is also pleading with him to fight the execution and stay alive for them. With access to Daniel, his lawyers, his parents and the widow of the police officer that Daniel killed, this film follows the lead up to ‘execution day.’ Will Daniel go to his death, as he insists he wants to do, or will the people who love him be able to save him? 2016
A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Episode 1 In the tyrannical court of Athens, the pitiless dictator Theseus plans his wedding to Hippolyta, a prisoner of war, and young Hermia is sentenced to death by her own father. Beyond Athens, in the wild wood, dark forces are stirring … The battle between the Queen and King of the Fairy Lands is shaking their magical kingdom to its roots. Titania and Oberon rule over warring armies; these are elemental fairies, made of the forest and the night. 2016
The Salford Scuttlers The Secret History of My Family: A Social History Press hysteria and public panic gripped 1890s Salford as it erupted into postcode violence. Rival gangs of youths, known as scuttlers, clashed in pitched street battles. Magistrate Joseph Makinson attempted to stamp out the epidemic of gang warfare by giving the scuttlers a taste of their own medicine. More than a century later, descendants of the rival gang leaders and descendants of the judge who tried to stop them tell their family stories, and ask whether violence is still part of life in working-class Salford. 2016
The Silk Road: Where East Met West: Episode 1 In the first episode of his series tracing the story of the most famous trade route in history, Dr Sam Willis starts in Venice and explores how its Renaissance architecture and art has been shaped by the east and by thousands of exchanges along the Silk Road. From Venice Sam travels to China’s ancient capital, Xian. Here, Sam’s story takes him back in time to reveal the tale of an emperor who was so desperate for horses to help protect his borders that he struck one of the most significant trade deals in human history – he wanted war horses, he gave the most precious material in the world, silk. From this single deal, a network of trading paths were carved out across thousands of miles by merchants, traders, envoys, pilgrims and travellers. It is known to us today as the Silk Road. 2016
Exercise: Episode 1 Trust Me I’m a Doctor, Series 4 In this special New Year program, Dr. Saleyha Ahsan oversees a world-first experiment to see how we can burn more fat— without doing any more exercise. Michael Mosley gives a cheat’s guide to a better body, with results that astonish the scientists. Dr. Chris van Tulleken puts protein shakes to the test, and surgeon Gabriel Weston meets a woman who has sight restored for the first time in 16 years, thanks to a bionic eye. 2016
Call a Convention to Amend the Constitution: A Debate Since the U.S. Constitution was ratified in 1788, it has been amended 27 times, always by the same method outlined in Article V of the document: by winning approval of two-thirds of each chamber of Congress and three-fourths of the states. But Article V allows for another method to revise the Constitution that bypasses Congress: by winning approval of two-thirds of state legislatures to call a convention and approve amendments, and then gaining the support of three-fourths of the states. Some argue that this alternative method would overcome congressional gridlock and restore power to the people. But others argue that it could unleash chaos and extremism that might undermine the republic. Should the states call a convention to amend the Constitution? 2016
The President Has Usurped the Constitutional Power of Congress: A Debate Article I of the U.S. Constitution begins: “All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States.” It then enumerates these powers, which include the power to tax, declare war, and regulate commerce. “In republican government, the legislative authority necessarily predominates,” James Madison, one of the key architects of the Constitution, wrote in the Federalist Papers in 1788. “The legislative department is everywhere extending the sphere of its activity, and drawing all power into its impetuous vortex.” More than two centuries later, however, some argue that modern U.S. politics and law tell a quite different story. With executive orders, administrative regulations, creative interpretations of federal statutes, and executive agreements with other nations, they claim, the president, not Congress, is in effect wielding the most potent legislative power. Indeed, the Supreme Court is currently poised to decide whether President Obama’s unilateral immigration actions subverted Congress’s authority and flouted his constitutional duty to “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.” Others, however, deny that either Obama or other recent presidents have exercised legislative power. Rather, they argue, these presidents have simply invoked well-established precedents to take executive actions to apply the law. Does Congress’s legislative authority still predominate? Or is this the era of the imperial presidency? Has the president usurped the constitutional power of Congress? 2016
Chef vs Science: The Ultimate Kitchen Challenge A top chef and a leading scientist go head to head in the kitchen to see who can produce the best food. Marcus Wareing is a two-star Michelin chef at the top of his game— his celebrated dishes result from years of experience and training. But he now faces a challenge from an unlikely direction. Mark Miodownik is a materials scientist – a person more acquainted with plastic than pastry. Can Mark use his scientific knowledge to outcook this leading chef? As they cook their way through a series of courses, Mark shows the science behind our favorite dishes, revealing the amazing transformations that food undergoes in the kitchen. 2016
Punishment: Episode 1—Life and Death Row, Series 2 In April 2013, 18-year-old Shawn Ford Jr was charged with killing his girlfriend’s parents with a sledgehammer. Now he is on trial for his life and a jury of 12 ordinary people must decide whether he should live or die. This film follows the court case from the inside, as both the family of the victims and the defendant struggle to come to terms with such a horrific crime. But it is the jurors who must ultimately decide Shawn’s fate. As the details of the shocking murders mount, can an impassioned plea for mercy from Shawn’s mother save her son’s life? 2016
A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Episode 2 In the rickety township on the hillside, amateur theatre group the Mechanicals rehearse, with all their comic rivalries. Among their number is Bottom, the weaver, who’s about to have the most remarkable night of his life. When the potent worlds of Athens and the forest collide, the outcome will resonate everywhere. This is a dream that will never be forgotten. 2016
The Silk Road: Where East Met West: Episode 2 In the second episode of his series tracing the story of the most famous trade route in history, Dr Sam Willis travels west to central Asia, a part of the Silk Road often overlooked and yet the place of major innovations, big historical characters and a people – the Sogdians – whose role was pivotal to its success. In the high mountain passes of Tajikistan, Sam meets the last survivors of that race, who once traded from the Mediterranean to the China Sea. In the Uzbek cities of Samarkand and Bukara, he discovers how they were built by armies of captive craftsmen for one of the greatest conquerors the world has ever seen – Timur. From here, Sam follows the flow of goods back towards the markets of the west, showing how their trading culture sparked cultural, technical and artistic revolutions all along the Silk Road, and goes back to school to learn where modern mathematics and astronomy were born. 2016
The Silk Road: Where East Met West: Episode 3 In the final episode of his series tracing the story of the most famous trade route in history, Dr Sam Willis continues his journey west in Iran. The first BBC documentary team to be granted entry for nearly a decade, Sam begins in the legendary city of Persepolis – heart of the first Persian Empire. Following an ancient caravan route through Persia’s deserts, he visits a Zoroastrian temple where a holy fire has burned for 1,500 years, and Esfahan, one of the Silk Road’s architectural jewels and rival to Sam’s next destination – Istanbul. In the ancient capital of Byzantium Sam discovers how the eastern Roman Empire was ruled through silk and how Venetian merchants cashed in on the wealth and trade it generated. Sam’s last stop takes him full circle to Venice. Visiting Marco Polo’s house, Sam reminds us how the great traveller’s book was one of the first to link East to West and how the ideas and products that trickled down the Silk Road not only helped to trigger the Renaissance, but set Europe on a path of unstoppable change. 2016
Gerrymandering Is Destroying the Political Center: A Debate Does the practice of gerrymandering— dividing election districts into units to favor a particular group— subvert democracy by making certain congressional districts “safe” for one party or the other and more susceptible to extremist views? Some argue that gerrymandering has made American politics more polarized, pulling voters away from the mainstream and farther to the left or right. Others argue, however, that its impact is limited, and that various factors— talk radio, Internet “echo chambers,” and weak campaign finance laws— are far more significant. Is gerrymandering destroying the political center? 2016
Climate Change: The EPA Has Gone Overboard: A Debate Reducing carbon emissions to combat climate change benefits the environment yet can often impose substantial costs. Such costs are most obvious when coal companies go bankrupt but can affect everyone indirectly through higher energy prices, slower economic growth, reduced employment, and lower business profits. In 2015, President Obama authorized the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to implement the Clean Power Plan, a program designed to set and enforce standards among the states to limit carbon emissions. Some hailed the president’s action as a bold initiative to cut pollution and fight climate change, but others denounced it as executive overreach and an unconstitutional usurpation of power. In imposing the Clean Power Plan, has the EPA gone overboard? 2016
How to Stay Young: Episode 1 In this new two-part series, Angela Rippon and Dr Chris van Tulleken travel the world in search of the latest science that could help us all stay young and healthy for longer. They investigate the best ways to help both our bodies and brains age better. Up first is the body, and Angela travels to Germany to join a groundbreaking study which reveals the exercise that holds off ageing the most. Chris visits America to find out about the unexpected diet that can add years to our lives. And in Ecuador we meet a seventeen-year-old who looks like a child to discover how scientists hope he may hold the key to preventing the diseases of ageing. 2016
How to Stay Young: Episode 2 This episode explores what can give brains a boost. In America, Angela tries out a new treatment that’s proven to help memory and concentration. In Japan, a remarkable 100-year-old reveals the colorful foods that keep minds more active. Plus Chris discovers the best exercise we can do for our brains. At the cutting-edge of science, discover how injections of young people’s blood may help beat dementia. 2016
The Immortalist For centuries humankind has dreamed of eternal life. Now, with our ever-advancing technology, could we bring a profound change in our evolution and our destinies? This BBC Horizon program meets Dmitry Itskov, a 32-year-old Russian billionaire who wants to live forever. He wants to upload his mind in to a cyborg avatar and achieve immortality. To make it happen, he is courting the world’s finest scientific minds including neuroscientists, roboticists and artificial intelligence experts. It might sound like science fiction, but Itskov is not alone. Horizon meets the world’s leading figures and the technological elite who are also pursing this dream. 2016
Truth: Episode 3—Life and Death Row, Series 2 In January 2014, Waynesville, Ohio, 18-year-old Justin Back is brutally murdered in his own home. Two of his 19-year-old friends, Austin Myers and Timothy Mosley, are arrested and charged with his murder. However, both give very different versions of events, begging the question, who is telling the truth? With prosecutors seeking the death penalty for the crime, what will each one do to save themselves from the ultimate punishment? With access to the families of all three boys, the devastating nature of this gruesome crime and it’s repercussions are revealed. It’s one crime but will there be two different outcomes? 2016
Louis Theroux: Drinking to Oblivion At a time when alcohol-related deaths are on the rise, Louis investigates the problem of alcoholism. Heading for Europe’s largest liver transplant center, King’s College Hospital in London, he sees first-hand the critical physical side effects of alcoholism and learns about the challenges doctors, patients and patients’ families face in trying to treat it. 2016
The Gadbury Sisters—The Secret History of My Family: A Social History The story of three pickpocketing sisters raised in 1830s Shoreditch, in the heart of London’s criminal underworld, and how two of them were banished to England’s “thief colony.” Among the girls’ Australian descendants are two Supreme Court judges and a government premier, and the descendants of the sister left behind in England are a bin man and a window cleaner. The incredible true story of the Gadbury girls and the generations that followed them is told by their descendants. 2016
The Nelsons and Margaret Marchant—The Secret History of My Family: A Social History The story of an Edwardian family trapped in welfare dependency and a mother accused of a shocking crime against her own child. Did the handouts given to Susan Nelson’s family by a prosperous charity visitor provide her descendants with the chance to move up in life or was it all down to their own hard graft? More than a hundred years on, some of Susan’s descendants are still locked in patterns of benefit dependency, while others have freed their families from the desperate poverty of their ancestor. Meanwhile, a descendant of Susan’s benefactor discovers why her well-to-do ancestor decided to cut off financial support for Susan just when she needed it most. 2016
Metabolics: Episode 2—Trust Me…I’m a Doctor, Series 4 Dr. Chris van Tulleken runs a groundbreaking experiment with the University of Surrey to see whether simply changing our mealtimes can help us all lose weight, while Gabriel Weston looks at whether diet products could actually be making us put it on! Dr. Saleyha Ahsan investigates the chemicals sprayed around our houses, and Michael Mosley gets to the truth about alcohol— can it be good for our health? Plus the story of a 12-year-old girl undergoing a new treatment for peanut allergy, and how to treat someone having an allergic reaction. 2016
Oils: Episode 3—Trust Me…I’m a Doctor, Series 4 The doctors are in Glasgow, using a cutting-edge technique to discover whether olive oil really is good for us. Dr. Chris van Tulleken gets to the truth about whether beards are unhygienic, Michael Mosley interrogates the experts about whether meat is bad for us, and Dr. Saleyha Ahsan hears from the survivors of sepsis on how we can all spot the signs of this little-known killer. 2016
Why Are We Getting So Fat? We are in the midst of an obesity epidemic. Over 60% of adults in the UK are currently classed as overweight or obese, and this figure is set to rise. Is it really as simple as eating less and exercising more? Cambridge geneticist Dr Giles Yeo meets some of Britain’s largest people to find out. From rare genetic mutations to the prevalence of energy-dense foods, our experiences in the womb to our early childhood, Giles uncovers the factors that could play a part in weight gain. 2016
Maids: Docile and Invisible—A Story On Domestic Workers In Asia, in the Middle East, and even in Europe, in the privacy of families that can act with impunity, over fifteen million housekeepers are victims of slavery: exploited at will, abused, and sometimes raped, these invisible women are the sacrificed workers of the global economy. States, institutions, middlemen… no one is interested in change, despite a smoldering spirit of revolt. 2016
The Look of Love: Episode 4—The Face of Britain In this film, Simon Schama explores how British artists immortalize love, attempting to defy separation, distance, time, and death. Explore portraits from artists: Anthony Van Dyck, Richard Cosway, Thomas Gainsborough, Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll), Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Francis Bacon, and Annie Liebovitz. 2015
Hooked On Painkillers This BBC program investigates the increasing number of opioid painkillers being prescribed at famlly doctor level, with one leading pain specialist now seeing patients at pain clinics on doses well above the amount believed to be effective. The rise in the use of these painkillers, which come from the same chemical family as heroin, could be putting these patients at higher risk of side effects – including addiction – with potentially little effect on their chronic pain. The team travels to Kentucky in the US to look at the effect opioids have had on areas there, finding that many people are abusing prescription medications, and in the UK meets a person who became seriously addicted after being prescribed opioids following surgery. 2015
How to Build an Astronaut In December 2015, Major Tim Peake will become Britain’s first man to live on the International Space Station. With exclusive access to his training, this BBC Horizon film finds out what it takes to become an astronaut. The film follows Tim as he meets with the engineers, physicists, and mechanics who will design and build the technology to take him into space and the medics and psychologists who will monitor his well-being once he’s there. Featuring extracts from Tim’s own video diary, this is a unique picture of an astronaut’s life from pre-launch right through to life on board the station. 2015
Jihadi Brides Why are young women giving up the security of British citizenship, the love and support of their families and the comforts of Western living to become part of the Islamic State, the self-styled “caliphate” fighting its way through Syria and Iraq? This BBC program explores the stories of five separate disappearances – from 21-year-old Aqsa Mahmood, a student from Glasgow, to the Halane twins from Manchester who were just 17 when they left for Syria. Friends and family offer an insight into the minds of these women at the time of their disappearance, while footage and the testimony of those with first-hand experience of the Jihadist group explain what the women’s new lives are likely to be like. 2015
Soup Can and Superstars: How Pop Art Changed the World Alastair Sooke champions Pop Art as one of the most important art forms of the 20th century, peeling back Pop’s frothy, ironic surface to reveal an art style full of subversive wit and radical ideas. He brings a fresh eye to the work of Pop Art superstars Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, and tracks down Pop’s pioneers, from American artists like James Rosenquist, Claes Oldenburg and Ed Ruscha to British godfathers Peter Blake and Allen Jones. He also explores how Pop’s fascination with celebrity, advertising and the mass media was part of a global art movement. And Alastair travels to China to discover how a new generation of artists is reinventing Pop Art for the 21st century. 2015
Turkey’s Transformation: The People’s Health This film tells the story of an extraordinary transformation of a health system— and of the people at its heart. In just over a decade, Turkey has reformed its healthcare and with it the lives of the 76 million people. On the frontline at the new Marmara University Hospital in Istanbul, we see the achievements of the new health system, from pioneering operations to fast emergency care, life changing bariatric surgery, and good pediatric care. But success has also brought new challenges. Increased access has created high patient expectations and opened the door to system abuse. Through the lives of the doctors and patients at the heart of this health transformation, we reveal some of the secrets and challenges of turning around a health care system. 2015
Children of the Great Migration They cross six thousand miles of desert and sea to reach Europe, children travelling alone, on the world’s most dangerous migration route. Some of them are as young as seven. BBC travels to the place they’re fleeing, the border area between Sudan and Eritrea, where four thousand migrants cross each month, trying to escape Africa’s most secretive rogue state. With exclusive access to desert refugee camps, and to the Sudanese border patrols, the program discovers that more lone children than ever before are attempting the route. Some are recruited by the people-trafficking gangs because they are too young to be prosecuted by the European authorities. Panorama speaks to one such 15-year-old who piloted a boat across the Mediterranean with nearly 200 migrants on board. 2015
Europe’s Border Crisis: The Long Road As Europe witnesses the dramatic movement of people across its borders, BBC reporter John Sweeney joins thousands making the journey from the Greek island of Kos to the Austrian border with Hungary. He meets families fleeing conflict and terror in Syria, refugees separated from their loved ones, children, the old and sick being forced to march to safety. Among this tide of humanity, he also finds economic migrants seeking a better life in northern Europe and he asks, with winter on the way, is the crisis about to claim even more lives? 2015
Joanna Dennehy: First Kill, Last Kill This video profiles Joanna Dennehy, a serial killer who murdered three men and stabbed two more in 2013. Professor David Wilson explores the life and behavior of this murderess on this episode ofFirst Kill, Last Kill. 2015
John Duffy and David Mulcahy: First Kill, Last Kill Professor David Wilson profiles the lives and crimes of John Duffy and David Mulcahy on this episode of First Kill, Last Kill. Experts believe The Railway Killers killed three women and raped over sixty. 2015
Welcome to the Mosque East London Mosque is one of the largest in Europe – over a quarter of a million people walk through its doors during the month of Ramadan, and up to 7,000 fill its walls for Friday prayers. But for most people outside, it’s a place of mystery. Having documented radical Islam in My Brother the Islamist and My Brother the Terrorist, filmmaker Robb Leech now asks what it’s like to be an ordinary Muslim living in the West. He follows the everyday lives of the people in the community, experiencing their faith at first hand. 2015
1945: The Savage Peace A powerful documentary revealing the appalling violence meted out to the defeated in 1945. Using rare and unseen archive film, this program tells a harrowing story of vengeance against German civilians, which mirrored some of the worst cruelty of the Nazi occupiers during the years of war. It includes the unique testimony of eyewitnesses and victims, who recall the horrors with searing clarity— their memories undimmed 70 years after the events took place. This is a story that has, until now, not been told, amidst the justified celebration of an end to an unspeakable tyranny. It offers a moving and vivid picture of Europe in ruins. 2015
Fighting the System Few people have the commitment to turn their backs on friends, family and security for the sake of something they passionately believe in. Even fewer have the strength to do it when they’ve just entered adulthood, but today there is a growing number of young people whose frustration and lack of faith in parliament is driving them to take matters into their own hands. This program meets the environmental activists taking over a power station, the feminists confronting Rupert Murdoch and his entourage, and the animal rights champions invading high street stores. It offers a genuine insight into their beliefs and asks why so many are choosing this way of life, sometimes with serious consequences. 2015
How Gay Is Pakistan? Being gay is illegal in Pakistan. But, despite this, the country has a growing gay scene. So why are gay rights not being addressed here? This is a complicated place, where homosocial behavior, like men holding hands, is common and accepted. In this revealing journey to the country of his birth, presenter Mawaan Riswan talks to the people struggling to assert their sexuality against a complex backdrop. From the activists campaigning for gay rights despite the threat of violence, to the transgender sex worker considering surgery, and the men who identify as straight but enjoy gay sex, Mawaan discovers a fascinating world hidden from public view. 2015
Ireland with Simon Reeve: Episode 1 Simon begins his journey in the south of Ireland, paramotoring with an Irish explorer. On the west coast, he does spot of surfing before climbing Croagh Patrick in honor of Ireland’s patron saint. This leg of his journey ends in Malin Head, Ireland’s most northerly point. 2015
Ireland with Simon Reeve: Episode 2 Starting at the spectacular Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland, Simon travels down the east coast to the great and rapidly changing cities of Belfast and Dublin. He ends his journey in the stunning Wicklow Mountains. 2015
Is This Rape? Sex on Trial In a unique event to find out what British teenagers understand about rape, 24 of them are shown a specially written drama about a sexual encounter and are put to the test to see if they can work out if it is consensual sex or if a crime has been committed. 2015
The Rise of Female Violence From assault to robberies and domestic violence, convictions of young women for violent crimes are skyrocketing. Explicit videos of violent girls are now celebrated on social media. And celebrities like pop star Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Hollywood starlet Emma Roberts have been arrested for assault without any professional repercussions. Why are so many young women so angry? Has gender equality prompted them to take on the dark side of masculinity and make it their own? Has our culture normalized their behavior? Featuring social experiments designed to gauge public reactions, this eye-opening film explores our deeply ingrained attitudes to female violence. 2015
Sex Changes That Made History This is the gripping story of three extraordinary people — the world’s first woman to become a man through surgery, the former Spitfire pilot who became Britain’s first man to become a woman and the daring advanced plastic surgeon who carried out their sex change operations in the 1940s. Surgical gender reassignment is now almost a commonplace procedure, but then it was seen as “science fiction surgery” and when the news broke it was a sensation. Michael Dillon, originally called Laura, had persuaded the brilliant Sir Harold Gillies –- the founding father of plastic surgery thanks to his pioneering work with badly injured soldiers from both World Wars –- to carry out the female-to-male operation that no surgeon in the world had ever attempted. Both men then helped former racing car driver and wartime pilot Robert Cowell change his own gender and become a woman. 2015
Should You Really Play Video Games? This BBC Horizon program seeks to find out if the brains and behavior of an entire generation are being shaped by the hours they spend playing video games. The film explores how developers engineer their games to make sure they reach the sweet spot between frustration and boredom for the gamer, and Horizon looks at some of the scientific tests being carried out around the world to understand the impact of gaming on behavior, physiology, and neurobiology. Do gamers who play the most violent games show more violent behavior? Are gamers better at spatial navigation? And just how addictive are video games? 2015
Thailand’s Remote Lifesavers: The People’s Health Nearly half the world’s population lives in rural areas, but only a quarter of the world’s doctors serve them. This film reveals Thailand’s ambitious program to provide health care to its 34 million rural citizens. In exchange for the government paying their tuition fees, young Thai doctors spend their first three years as a doctors working for the State—wherever they are needed. Follow a handful of young doctors sent to work in the Tak province, 400 kilometers from Bangkok. From infectious diseases to chronic illness, they have to adapt with a confidence beyond their years. When an ill pregnant woman arrives at the most remote hospital in the region, find out whether the newly graduated doctors have what it takes to save her and her unborn child. 2015
UK’s Frontline: The People’s Health Good primary care is an aspiration for countries around the world desperate to keep costs down and reduce pressures on their hospitals. Nearly 10,000 local doctors’ practices provide primary health care to some 60 million people in the U.K. The National Health Service was founded in 1948 with the ethos that healthcare should be free at the point of need. Primary care is critical to making this a reality; today it delivers 90% of all health care for only 8.5% of the total health budget. This documentary follows the lives of the doctors and patients at Killick Street Health Center, a busy London general practice. It explores their role in the health system and the challenges being placed on them, including ever-increasing costs of care and an aging population. 2015
First Kill, Last Kill A chilling and compelling look at the first and last murders of one of Britain’s most notorious serial killers, the Stockwell strangler. Terrorizing the elderly population of south London, Kenneth Erskine claimed at least seven male and female victims over four months. Erskine broke into his victims’ houses and sexually assaulted them before finally strangling them. Using innovative dramatic reconstruction to dissect the serial killer’s mind at the point of murder, the program seeks to discover what led Erskine to kill for the first time and asks what it was about his final kill that led to him being captured and convicted. 2014
B.B King – Life of Riley In this landmark documentary, B.B. King opens his heart and tells his story— how an oppressed, orphaned young black man called Riley B. King came to earn the title of the ‘King of the Blues’, influencing countless other musicians in the process. Shot all over the USA and UK, with the full cooperation of the B.B. King Museum, the film brings the musician’s extraordinary life story to the screen. Starting with his childhood on the plantations in Mississippi, it follows the struggles B.B. King has faced throughout his life, including prejudice and segregation. Narrated by Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman, B.B. King – Life of Riley is informative and visually captivating and features interviews with a whole host of legends including Eric Clapton, Bill Cosby, Bono, Ringo Starr, Bruce Willis, Carlos Santana and many more. 2014
Inside the Taliban This BBC program gained unique access inside a Taliban stronghold just 60 miles from the Afganistan capital, Kabul, as most American, British, and other NATO forces were starting their withdrawal from the country. Nagieb Khaja, who has reported from Afghanistan for ten years, makes a journey behind the Taliban front lines to reveal a hidden and dangerous world where once again the writ of the Taliban runs, enforcing strict sharia law and education for boys only. It is from here the Taliban are now targeting the capital itself. 2014
Successful Selling: Customer Service & Sales Classics Experienced sales professional Alex (Kevin Bishop) gets sucked into an online sales training app. As his virtual guide Buddy (James Lance), takes him through a series of selling simulations, Alex realizes that his technique isn’t as sharp as he thought. Successful Selling uses realistic scenarios and recognizable actors to introduce six modules for successful selling: research, objectives, asking questions, explaining benefits, meeting objections, and selling techniques. 2013
The Balance Sheet Barrier Animation: Managing Yourself Classics Get to grips with the basics of business finance with the help of this video starring John Cleese as the clueless company director and Dawn French as the streetwise owner of a small factory. This light-hearted program introduces viewers to the balance sheet and helps take the fear out of financial documents. 2013
Complaints: Customer Service & Sales Classics When things go wrong with a product or service, sometimes it’s no-one’s fault. However, customers, the most important people to any organization, can be affected. It is estimated that every dissatisfied customer shares their bad experience with seven people. Knowing how to handle a customer complaint is a key skill for all customer-facing staff; a well-handled complaint can often achieve a great deal for your business. This video will help learners: identify areas where complaint-handling skills need improvement; specify actions and features which lead to successful complaint handling; recognize the importance of professionally handled complaints; describe five key tactics to use when handling complaints; and devise an action plan to develop complaint-handling skills. 2012
The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II The coronation of Elizabeth II was an enormous logistical operation, and an event of huge cultural significance. This fascinating documentary reveals the behind the scenes story of the momentous occasion, drawing on hitherto unseen archives and made with the co-operation of Buckingham Palace. The coronation was seen as an opportune moment for the British royal family to establish the meaning of the modern monarchy – reinforcing the idea of continuity and tradition, while establishing the new reign of the young queen and her modernizing consort. But the sheer scale of the event, combined with jockeying by senior figures who felt they should be pivotal, threatened to turn the whole thing into a disaster. 2012
Buckingham Palace: The Queen’s Palaces Buckingham Palace may be just about the most famous building in the world, but its story is much less familiar. Fiona Bruce reveals how England’s most spectacular palace emerged from a swampy backwater in just 300 years. The journey of discovery takes her from the sewers of London to the magnificent State Rooms; from a home for camels and elephants to the artistic brilliance of 18th-century Venice; and from a prince’s Chinese fantasy to the secret of how the Palace’s glittering chandeliers are cleaned today. 2011
Windsor Castle: The Queen’s Palaces From the bowels of the Castle to the heights of the battlements, Fiona encounters all manner of royal treasures—from the musket ball that killed a naval hero to table decorations in gold and silver and encrusted with jewels; from the triple-headed portrait of a king who lost his head to Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House with running taps, and a secret garden hidden in a drawer. All of this was almost lost in the disastrous fire of 1992. 2011
Holyrood House: The Queen’s Palaces It is one of Britain’s smallest palaces and yet events at Holyrood have determined the fate of three countries— England, France and Scotland. It was also the last place where a royal prince challenged the right of an English king to sit on the throne. Fiona Bruce discovers remarkable objects from the Royal Collection that are intimately bound to the Palace’s turbulent history— from the spectacular Darnley Jewel with its many hidden messages to the cat-and-mouse needlework of a doomed queen. 2011
Mother & Baby Care: The First Two Weeks  (Spanish) Ensure the continued health and well-being of mother and baby as they make the transition from hospital to home. This video presents the most current need-to-know discharge information—including postpartum recovery tips, feeding basics, newborn care, and when to call healthcare providers. Content includes: Mother Care & Warning Signs, Baby Blues & Postpartum Mood Disorders, Breastfeeding Basics, and Formula Feeding.In Spanish 2010
Men from the North: Episode 1—The Normans Professor Robert Bartlett explores how the Normans developed from a band of marauding Vikings into the formidable warriors who conquered England in 1066. He tells how the Normans established their new province of Normandy, “land of the Northmen,” in northern France. They went on to build some of the finest churches in Europe and turned into an unstoppable force of Christian knights and warriors, whose legacy is all around us to this day. Under the leadership of Duke William, the Normans expanded into the neighboring provinces of northern France. But William’s greatest achievement was the conquest of England in 1066. The Battle of Hastings marked the end of the Anglo-Saxon aristocracy and monarchy. The culture and politics of England would now be transformed by the Normans. 2010
Presentation Is Everything: Communication Classics A poorly delivered presentation can confuse the audience. A well thought through presentation can instill confidence in the presenter and deliver information in an interesting and engaging way. This video helps presenters to structure and deliver effective presentations, and avoid death by PowerPoint. Alan (Matthew Horne) has given more presentations than he cares to mention. Christine (Sally Philips) helps him reflect on his less glorious efforts and think through his preparation, structure, and style to ensure that everyone leaves his presentations understanding his message. 2010
Criminal Court—How Courts Work: Process and Procedure Featuring criminal justice professors and an Appellate Chief Justice, this program explores criminal court procedures and outlines the structure of the federal and state court systems. It differentiates between misdemeanors and felonies; covers probable cause, habeas corpus, and corpus delicti; and discusses juvenile violations. The program also considers grand juries and evidence and details permissible questions. 2009
Scientists Under Attack: Genetic Engineering in the Magnetic Field of Money Can we trust our scientists? This timely documentary explores how the heavy hand of the agriculture industry is steering science towards its own interests, eliminating legitimate research and silencing any critical opinions. Taking a close look at genetic engineering and the powerful vested interests that dominate its research, Scientists Under Attack reveals the frightening reality of modern science, as objective investigation is corrupted by corporate money. 2009
Your Premature Baby—Vol. 3: Going Home (Spanish) Give parents of preemies the essential information and emotional support they need. This specialized program answers common questions about the NICU, shares success stories, and most importantly, prepares the family for life at home. Volume 3: Going Home covers: preparing for discharge, being at home with a preemie, SIDS, early development, and possible long-term complications. In Spanish 2008
Inside Information: Communication Classics This program willshow people how to build productive working relationships with colleagues through better internal customer service, breaking down “silos” in their organization. Featuring some classic characters, including Greg ‘the IT guy’ (James Dreyfus) this program demonstrates: • What internal customer service is and why it is important. • How to communicate with internal customers and meet their needs. • How to work together with a sense of trust and shared purpose. 2008
Bill Moyers Journal: Violence in Sadr City / Separation of Church and State in America In this edition of the Journal, Bill Moyers speaks with award-winning journalist Leila Fadel, who—just back from reporting on the Iraq War while under fire in Sadr City—offers firsthand analysis of the ongoing violence there. Moyers then interviews renowned philosopher Martha Nussbaum, whose latest book, Liberty of Conscience: In Defense of America’s Tradition of Religious Equality, offers an interesting take on the separation of church and state in America. Broadcast date: April 18, 2008. (58 minutes) 2008
Bill Moyers Journal: Global Warming and Capitol Hill / Workplace Safety Since becoming the chairperson of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Barbara Boxer (D-CA) has battled to put global warming at the top of the Congressional priority list. In this program, Senator Boxer sits down with Bill Moyers to talk about the state of the environment, policies she thinks could help clean up the Earth, and the opposition to her measures. Then, the Journal and Exposé: America’s Investigative Reports go inside America’s poultry industry to show the reality of working conditions and to investigate how official statistics showing a drop in workplace injuries may have been the result of deceptive reporting. A Bill Moyers essay on oil and the war in Iraq wraps up the program. Broadcast date: June 27, 2008. (56 minutes) 2008
Bill Moyers Journal: Government Debt / American Unreason What are the implications of the United States’ $9 trillion federal debt for future generations of Americans? In this program, Bill Moyers gets a reality check from PublicAgenda.org’s Scott Bittle and Jean Johnson, coauthors of Where Does the Money Go? Your Guided Tour to the Federal Budget Crisis. In addition, Susan Jacoby, author of The Age of American Unreason, talks about the crisis of ignorance in the U.S. and how a “flight from reason” is playing out in American politics and society. The program concludes with photojournalist Lori Grinker, who takes viewers to Amman, Jordan, for a devastating look at the fate of displaced Iraqis. Broadcast date: February 15, 2008. (57 minutes) 2008
Bill Moyers Journal: Presidential Power / Christians and the Environment Has the U.S. government exceeded the limit of its rightful power in the fight against terrorism? In this program, Bill Moyers interviews ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero and former Congressman Mickey Edwards (R-OK) about legislation expanding the government’s domestic surveillance program. In addition, Jack Goldsmith, author of The Terror Presidency and former head of the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice, gives an insider’s view of advising the President on the limits of executive power during the war on terror. A report on evangelical Christians in West Virginia who are opposing expanded mountain top removal mining is also included. Broadcast date: September 7, 2007. (58 minutes) 2007
Assert Yourself: Communication Classics This program highlights the advantages and disadvantages of submissive, aggressive and assertive behavior. Through a series of different situations, Kris Marshall explains the techniques of assertive behavior and how to communicate what you want with honesty and relevance, while respecting the rights of colleagues. 2007
The Art Of Selling: Customer Service & Sales Classics The best thing about dealing with a good sales person is you don’t feel like you’re being sold to. This program is designed to equip staff with the skills and techniques they need to approach sales opportunities with confidence. It looks at a variety of scenarios which sales staff can relate to, such as the department store, the DIY store, the bank, the shoe shop, and many more. Using humorous right and wrong-way scenarios, this video illustrates the four key stages of selling in retail and financial situations. 2007
Designer Babies and Gene Robbery Want the perfect baby? Now you have to cross your fingers and hope for the best. But imagine if you could go down to the local baby clinic and max out your credit card. You could ensure your child was beautiful and intelligent. You could even guarantee they would never become an alcoholic. It may sound farfetched but the groundwork is already in place. But what are the dangers of tinkering with our genetic makeup? Who owns human genes and should they be allowed to sell them to the highest bidder? This eye opening film explores the conflict between private commerce and public health. 2006
Positive Discipline: Without Shaking, Shouting or Spanking—Vol. 2:  Toddlers (Ages 1 and 2) (Spanish) This film teaches parents positive ways to discipline their child without shaking, shouting, or spanking. Using real-life scenarios, this three-volume set contrasts reactionary parenting with more effective techniques that are proven to be healthier for children. The second volume addresses toddlers (ages 1 and 2) and includes: setting safe limits, easing mealtime struggles, and teaching an aggressive child. In Spanish 2004
Going To A Meeting: Part 1: Messing Up A Meeting—Managing Yourself Classics Featuring John Cleese, this first video of a two-part series provides tips for making effective meeting contributions. Topics include: meeting homework, short and concise contributions, responding to colleagues, and meeting rules. 2002
If Looks Could Kill: Customer Service & Sales Classics In this spoof detective case, Dawn French is driven to distraction by the careless behavior of customer service staff. Written by behavioral expert Dr. Peter Honey, this video will help you deal with customers more effectively by harnessing the power of behavior. 2000
Demanding Customers: Customer Service & Sales Classics Directed and narrated by Hugh Laurie, this video uses a series of examples to explain how to deal with four types of customers that most people dread: Mr. Snappy, Ms. Flash, Mr. Yappy, and Mrs. Picky. Hugh explains how to handle these types of customers using the PERFECT acronym: polite, efficient, respectful, friendly, enthusiastic, cheerful, and tactful. 1998
On The Receiving End: Customer Service & Sales Classics Customers who are fatuous, difficult, or helpless are a call-center operator’s worst nightmare! In a fun and friendly way, this video shows viewers how to professionally manage the needs of customers, regardless of their approach. It demonstrates telephone techniques for listening carefully, asking relevant questions, and assessing customers’ needs. A successful relationship develops by clearly outlining the available options to customers and agreeing upon a course of action. 1998
Who Sold You This Then? Customer Service & Sales Classics This video provides classic pointers for service staff. Charlie (Hugh Laurie), a service repair man, is called out to a number of cases. On each occasion he criticizes everything that is important to his business: the products he services, his customer, the salesperson they originally dealt with, and his organization. 1997
I Wasn’t Prepared For That: Communication Classics This program will enable viewers to deliver a presentation with confidence and professionalism. With the help of a colleague and by following a few simple steps (position, options, and proposal), an executive gives a successful presentation to the boardafter her initial run-through was a disaster. 1996
The Grapevine: Communication Classics Grapevine information can often be inaccurate and may cause problems within an organization. This video shows how to communicate in a world of change and avoid situations where employees spread rumors to fill the gap left by a lack of formal communication. 1996
Negotiating: Tying The Knot: Customer Service & Sales Classics This video defines and illustrates the three main stages of a negotiation. In the case of marriage, the aim is to reach a mutually beneficial arrangement. Stage-by-stage, the main characters negotiate their way to the altar. Starring Dawn French, this program will help you learn how to establish aims, priorities, and bottom lines, and work out which points are subject to negotiation. 1995
Puppets in the French Style The celebrated French puppeteers Compagnie Philippe Genty demonstrate their artistry with several different kinds of figures, ranging from the human to the dreamlike. This program features sketches that explore the nature of the puppet experience and are tuned exactly to being viewed within the film rectangle. These “puppets” go far beyond the idea of non-human actors; they have their own sound effects, may overcome their masters, and usually do the completely unexpected. 1980
David Mamet: The Playwright as Director Playwright David Mamet coaches Lindsay Crouse and Michael Higgins in scenes from two of Mamet’s plays, Dark Pony and Reunion. The program includes discussion of the art of directing and the Stanislavsky method. 1979
Andrei Serban at Work This program presents a profile of theater director Andrei Serban and includes a conversation with theater critic Margaret Croyden and reflections on Serban by director/producer Joseph Papp, and Ellen Stewart, owner of Cafe La MaMa in New York City. It includes filmed excerpts of Serban’s productions are included and from Serban’s workshop production of The Master and Margarita or the Gospel According to the Devil by Russian playwright Bulgakov. 1978
The Pompidou Center (Beaubourg) Design and Construction This program examines the planning, construction, scope, and controversial reception of the Georges Pompidou National Center for Art and Culture in Paris, called Beaubourg from the name of the land it occupies in the old Marais district. Filmed on location, the program explores the building and the public that uses it. Arts writer and lecturer Rosamond Bernier examines the forces that shaped the enterprise and interviews some of the key players. The program includes talks with former presidential wife Madame Pompidou whose husband created Beaubourg; Richard Rogers, the architect who won the international competition for building Beaubourg; Pontus Hulton, director of modern art at Beaubourg which occupies two floors of the building; Thomas Hess, New York Magazine art critic; Elizabeth Baker, Editor of Art in America magazine; architect Philip Johnson who sat on the jury that approved the design, and architect Nick Grimshaw. 1977
Circle in the Square: 25 Years Presenting a history of New York City’s famous and enduring theater, The Circle in the Square (100 plays in its first 25 years) through interview and performance, this program features theater critic Margaret Croyden interviewing founder Ted Mann and actors Dustin Hoffman, George C. Scott, Colleen Dewhurst, and James Earl Jones. It includes performance excerpts from Miller’s Death of a Salesman, O’Neill’s Mourning Becomes Elektra, and Ibsen’s Lady from the Sea with Vanessa Redgrave and Pat Hingle. 1977
American Playwrights at Joseph Papp’s Public Theater An exploration of the goals and techniques of Joseph Papp’s famous enterprise in New York City, The Public Theater, this program includes interviews with playwrights David Freeman, John Guare, and Myrna Lamb. It presents excerpts of their plays as finished productions or works in progress. The plays highlighted are David Freeman’s Jessie and the Bandit Queen, John Guare’s Rich and Famous, Myrna Lamb’s Apple Pie. Papp and the writers discuss such issues as what attracts American playwrights, what they use as raw materials for their plots and characterizations, the role of women playwrights, and the persistence of the parent-child relationship as play material. 1976
Strasberg on Acting This program presents an interview with Lee Strasberg and performance segments from a class of The Actors Studio at the Lee Strasberg Acting Institute. Strasberg teaches a class at Actors Studio, a lesson on walking, and analyzes two students rehearsing a scene from Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. 1975
The Open Theater: Fable This program presents a demonstration of acting exercises and a performance by members of the Open Theater of an excerpt from their new (1975) production, Fable. It also features an interview with director Andre Gregory about preparatory training at his Manhattan Project theater group and footage of voice coach Kristin Linklater working with students. 1975
Ryszard Cieslak: The Body Speaks In this program, Ryszard Cieslak, the leading actor in Jerzy Grotowski’s Polish Laboratory Theater, demonstrates body exercises used by the avant garde company. Cieslak also discusses his approach with theater critic Margaret Croyden. The exercises — derived from hatha yoga –are meant to train isolation of different body parts and muscle groups, to achieve maximum control over the body as an instrument of communication, and for the sake of going beyond ones personal limitations. The program contains older film in which a much younger Cieslak is seen working with students. 1975
Andrei Serban’s The Trojan Women This program features excerpts from the production at La Mama Experimental Theater Club (New York City) of Andrei Serban’s interpretation of the classic drama The Trojan Women by Euripides, with music by Elizabeth Swados. Theater critic Margaret Croyden provides introductions and commentary. She describes this production as epic opera and discusses how Swados worked with actors to perfect the vocalizations. 1974
Andrei Serban’s Medea and Electra This program features excerpts from the production at La MaMa Experimental Theater Club (New York City) of Andrei Serban’s interpretation of the classic dramas Electra and Medea with music by Elizabeth Swados. Theater critic Margaret Croyden provides introductions and commentary. 1974
The Darpana Dance Company From India Mrinalni Sarabhai and seven members of her troupe of Indian dancers — the Darpana Dance Company– perform a classical Kathakali piece, Krishna and the Milkmaid and a long extensive Song of Creation which was choreographed by Sarabhai. 1973
Jerzy Grotowski: Interview In this interview with Jerzy Grotowski, director of the Polish Laboratory Theater, Grotowski discusses his life and his views about theater. 1973
Bunraku: The Classical Puppets of Japan This program examines Bunraku, the classical Japanese puppet art, which uses three-quarters life-sized figures handled by black-clothed manipulators who remain in plain view of the audience. These scenes trace Bunraku from the making of the puppets and the way in which their limbs are articulated, to their costuming and reflections on their relationship to kabuki theater. It includes complete performances of works for Bunraku, as well as commentary by the well-known authority on dance and Asian arts, Faubion Bowers. 1973
Peter Brook: Conversations About Theater In this interview, Peter Brook explains his views on theater, cross-cultural performances, improvisation, Shakespeare, and working with young actors. 1973
Gisela May on the Theater of Brecht Gisela May, star of Bertolt Brecht’s East German Berliner Ensemble theater, reminisces about the German playwright Bertolt Brecht and performs short pieces to illustrate his techniques and ideas. Performance pieces include acting exercises, comparisons of cabaret style with the styles used in political satire, and songs. The music is by several of the major composers who worked with Brecht: Paul Dessau, Hanns Eisler, Kurt Weill and the songs are sung in the original German, each preceded by a brief English explanation or accompanied by subtitles. 1972
Kabuki: Onoe Baiko VII as the Salt Gatherer This program features a performance of the 18th-century kabuki dance The Salt Gatherer by Kabuki actor Baiko VII, who holds the Japanese honorary title Living National Treasure. The performance is illuminated by a demonstration of techniques, an explanation of how certain effects are achieved, and a sequence showing Baiko giving notes on technique to his actor son. Baiko also grants a rare interview and explains his art and the origin of the dance he performs. Interview and commentary are by the noted authority on dance in Asia, Faubion Bowers. 1972
Anna Akhmatova: Perspectives On this episode of Camera Three, Anna Akhmatova’s poetry is explored. Irene Moore, a member of the American Stanislavsky Theater recites her work. Samuel Driver, Irene Kirk, and Faubion Bowers reminisce about her life and times. 1971
Jerzy Grotowski Jerzy Grotowski, director of the Polish Laboratory Theater, talks with theater critic Margaret Croyden, in an interview translated by Jacques Chwat, theater director. Grotowski discusses his theater, the relationship between director and actor, a playwright’s function, and his ideas about the theater in general. 1970
Conversations With Playwrights: Arthur Miller and Israel Horovitz This program features a conversation between the eminent playwright Arthur Miller and the younger successful writer Israel Horovitz about theater, the writer, playwriting and politics, and the responsibility of the playwright to society. 1970
The Maysles Brothers: Direct Cinema This program features an interview with Albert and David Maysles on what they then (1969) called a new technique of natural movie making, Direct Cinema, as well as excerpts from their first feature length film shot in this technique,The Salesman (about door to door sale of the Bible in working class neighborhoods of Boston). At a time when hand held cameras were not used professionally and could not record synchronous sound, the Maysles developed techniques to make filmmaking far more mobile. They formed a two man crew and followed the salesmen around, an early example of cinema verite. 1969
Kabuki Techniques Two of the greatest stars of Japan’s kabuki theater reveal the actual acting techniques used in this most difficult and splendid of theater forms. Onoe Shoroku II and Onoe Baiko VII discuss and demonstrate their craft in conversation with the well-known author of works on Asian arts, Faubion Bowers and show some of the gestures and nuances of body language that communicate specific emotions and situations. Baiko, a famous player of women’s roles, performs a classic woman’s speech in full costume and heavy white-face make-up, and then does the same scene again in plain face and simple clothes. He shows how the Japanese fan speaks in its own language. He and Shoroku act out a fight scene; Shoroku demonstrates one of kabuki’s elaborate exit walk sequences, and compares different ways of making stylized gestures. 1969
To Be Young, Gifted, and Black This program features excerpts from the 1969 off-Broadway production at the Cherry Lane Theater of To Be Young, Gifted, and Black: The World of Lorraine Hansberry adapted by Robert Nemiroff (Hansberry’s widower) and directed by Gene Frankel. 1969
Susan Sontag and Agnes Varda Discuss Their Work On this episode of Camera Three, Jack Kroll interviews Susan Sontag and Agnes Varda who each premiered a film at the 7th annual New York Film Festival. Watch clips from Duet for Cannibals and Lion’s Love. 1969
The Living Theater In this program, the Living Theater Company performs two segments from their Mysteries and Smaller Pieces: The Brig Dollar and The Plague. The excerpts are introduced by founder-directors Julian Beck and Judith Malina, who discuss the goals of the work and the ideas of their group with arts critic Jack Kroll. The Living Theater was a well-known repertory company in the late 40s and through the 60s whose work was radical, experimental, and confrontational, long before those characteristics were at all common or accepted by the theater public. 1969
The Norman Walker Dance Company This program features a performance by members of the Norman Walker Dance Company, a leading proponent of the current modern dance movement. The set pieces, with improvisation, are performed to Judy Collins’ rendition of Suzanne (by Leonard Cohen), In My Life by John Lennon, and songs by the rock group The Doors. With Norman Walker, choreographer-dancer. 1968
The Group Theater The Group Theater was active from 1931 to 1940. In this program, three distinguished theater producer-directors recapture the heady days of the famous Group Theater and discuss its origins, successes, failures, and eventual decline. Harold Clurman, Lee Strasberg and Bobby Lewis – all actively involved in American theater production, as well as criticism and history – were among the young pioneers who gave life to one of the country’s great experiments in the theater during the 1930s. Period photographs recall their efforts and collaborators, including Elia Kazan, Stella Adler, Clifford Odets, Franchot Tone and John Garfield. 1967
Advice to Actors (Murray Hamilton, James Earl Jones, Jack Klugman, Rip Torn) In this program, actors Murray Hamilton, James Earl Jones, Jack Klugman and Rip Torn give advice to young and would-be actors. They discuss the lack of good roles, the place of television, Hollywood vs. Broadway, the importance of regional theater, the necessary mobility of an actor, and about why they went into acting and why they think others do. 1966
The World of Günter Grass Camera Three presents excerpts from The World of Günter Grass, an off-Broadway production based on Grass’ novel Dog Years. Charles Durning, Judith Granite, and Philip Baker Hall portray the characters. 1966
Anais Nin Reads from Her Diary On this episode of Camera Three, Anais Nin reads aloud from her diary. In it, she writes about her relationship with her father and other influential men, why she started writing, and her fascination with psychoanalysis. 1966
Two Early Harold Pinter Plays: Excerpts This program includes a performance of excerpts from Harold Pinter’s one-act plays The Room and A Slight Ache currently (1965) at the Writers Stage in New York City and a brief interview with director Word Baker. 1965
As I Lay Dying (Dance Drama) On this episode of Camera Three, excerpts of As I Lay Dying are performed. The work recapitulates the memories of a dying woman, as she recalls the major events in her life. Valerie Bettis choreographed and performed the role of the main character. 1965
Bertolt Brecht: Practice Pieces for Shakespeare This program presents two of Brecht’s Practice Pieces for Actors: Romeo and Juliet translated by George Tabori and Hamlet translated by Michael Lebeck. (These pieces are virtually unknown to students and are never performed.) With such performers as Lotte Lenya, Micki Grant, David Rounds, Rudolph Weiss, Oliver Clark, Roscoe Lee Browne, the program shows these dramatic scenes that Brecht wrote and had his own actors rehearse as preparation for full-length productions of the corresponding Shakespeare plays. The scenes reduce the “heroic” stature of the Shakespearean characters by showing them as ordinary people with the usual needs and vices, living in a world where economics is inevitably more influential than principle. The idea, in Socialist East Germany where Brecht lived and worked, was that the actors’ own egos would be deflated by these scenes, and the result would be a more “human” portrayal. The scenes were therefore rehearsed but then omitted from actual performance of the full play. 1964
Diary of a Madman This is an adaptation of the off-Broadway production of Gogol’s work, Diary of a Madman, performed by William Hickey, about a clerk’s disintegration into madness. 1964
Commedia dell’Arte Hamlet This program presents an abbreviated version of a Commedia Dell’Arte Hamlet, with farce and improvised dialogue interpolated into the play as written by Shakespeare. Based on the text of the First Folio, this approach emphasizes the relationship of old Italian slapstick to Elizabethan drama. Characters introduced into this version include Arlecchino, Captain, and Doctor— well-known in medieval Italian comedies and prototypes of the Punch and Judy shows. 1964
American Theater Conversations: The Actors Studio In this program, members of The Actors Studio and The Production Board of the Actors Studio Theater–Geraldine Page, Paul Newman, Frank Corsaro, Michael Wager, Rip Torn, and Fred Stewart–discuss their training at The Actors Studio and the goals for The Actors Studio Theater. 1963
Tribute to Lester Horton This program is a tribute to choreographer-dancer Lester Horton by Alvin Ailey, Carmen de Lavallade, and James Truitte, all former members of his company. They perform works by Horton, including Sarong Paramibo (with Javanese and African dance movements), Orozco (a salute to the Mexican painter Jose Clemente Orozco), The Beloved, and a portion of The Liberian Suite (inspired by Horton’s admiration for the work of Duke Ellington.) 1962
Anti-War Literature in Performance (Aristophanes, Melville, Pirandello) Dramatists, poets, and novelists write about the futility of war. Agnes Moorehead, Michael Tolan, and Tim O’Connor recite works by Aristophanes, Herman Melville, Stephen Crane, Walt Whitman, and Luigi Pirandello on this episode of Camera Three. 1962
“A Child’s Christmas in Wales” by Dylan Thomas On this episode of Camera Three, Richard Burton reflects on the life of Dylan Thomas as he roams New York City. Sitting in a bar Thomas favored, Burton recites A Child’s Christmas in Wales. 1961
Yuriko, Creation of a Dance – 1960 In this program, choreographer-dancer Yuriko performs her own work and demonstrates a dance in the process of being created. Featuring dancers Buzz Miller, James Gardner, Bertram Ross, Ethel Winter; pianist Eugene Lester and singer Anita Ellis, the program includes Yuriko’s The Fool’s Tale and a scene from Yuriko’s The Ghost derived from kabuki theater. 1960
The Jazz Dance of Matt Mattox In this program, jazz dancer and choreographer Matt Mattox and a group of his dancers demonstrate jazz exercises and perform choreography by Mattox. The program includes Mattox’s notes about the exercises. Mattox also performs solo his Theme and Anti-Theme. 1960
A.E. Housman Poems Recited On this episode of Camera Three, three actors recite short poems by A. E. Houseman from his anthologyA Shropshire Lad. Most of the poems lament the passage of youth, romantic love, and death. Also included are two parodies of Housman’s work by Sam Hoffenstein and James Thurber. 1959
London by Dickens On this episode of Camera Three, excerpts of Sketches by Boz and The Uncommercial Traveler are used as a source of material for a 19th century tour of London. Alan Bates portraysCharles Dickens. 1958
“Waiting for Godot” Intercut with “Krazy Kat” On this episode of Camera Three, excepts of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot are combined with George Herriman’s Krazy Kat. Krazy Kat waits for Ignatz to throw a brick at her head, while Estragon and Vladamir refuse to make a decision until they can consult with the mysterious Godot. 1958
Noh Theater: Tale of Genji Excerpts This program presents excerpts from the Japanese dance-drama Noh play Tale of Genji, from the 14th century, performed by Tatsuo Minagawa, Tei Ko, Shizu Nakamura, and Yuki Shimoda, with commentary by the leading Japanese scholar Donald Keene. The performance is in Japanese, with English explanation. As seen by Keene, Noh plays had a status, not unlike classic Greek drama. The Tale of Genji– in form, a long novel — has been compared to The Decameron, Tom Jones, or the work of Proust in its sweep of action and multiple characters. 1957
“Romeo and Juliet” Interpretations Inspired by William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Hector Berlioz wrote a symphony and Antony Tudor choreographed a ballet. This episode of Camera Three showcases the three different versions. James Macandrew hosts. 1957
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New Titles Added – January 2017

Cross the line / James Patterson.

PS 3566 .A822 C76 2016

 

Faithful / Alice Hoffman.

PS 3558 .O3447 F35 2016

 

No man’s land / David Baldacci.

PS 3552 .A446 N6 2016

 

Turbo twenty-three / Janet Evanovich.

PS 3555 .V2126 T87 2016

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Library Closed for Holiday Break

The Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Libraries will be closed from December 15, 2016 to January 8, 2017.  The Library will reopen the first day of classes on January 9, 2017.  Detailed Library hours may be viewed on our hours and locations page.

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New Titles Added – December 2016

An abundance of Katherines / John Green.

PZ 7 G8233 Abu 2006

 

And still I rise / Maya Angelou.

PS 3551 N464 A8 1978

 

Ashes / Laurie Halse Anderson.

PZ 7 .A54385 As 2016

 

The best American comics 2016 / edited and introduced by Roz Chast ; Bill

Kartalopoulos, series editor.

PN 6700 .B47 2016

 

A boy and a jaguar / written by Alan Rabinowitz ; illustrated by C*atia

Chien.

QL 83 .R33 2014

 

A boy and a jaguar / written by Alan Rabinowitz ; illustrated by C*atia

Chien.

QL 83 .R33 2014

 

Christmas caramel murder / Joanne Fluke.

PS 3556 .L685 C49 2016

 

The Da Vinci code / Dan Brown.

PS 3552 .R685430 2016

 

The day the crayons quit / by Drew Daywalt ; pictures by Oliver Jeffers.

PZ 7 .D3388 Day 2013

 

The day the crayons quit / by Drew Daywalt ; pictures by Oliver Jeffers.

PZ 7 .D3388 Day 2013

 

Escape clause / John Sandford.

PS 3569 .A516 E83 2016

 

Glow : animals with their own night-lights / W. H. Beck.

QH 641 .B43 2016

 

Glow : animals with their own night-lights / W. H. Beck.

QH 641 .B43 2016

 

Harry Potter and the cursed child. Parts one and two / based on an

original new story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne ; a new

play by Jack Thorne ; first produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin

Callender & Harry Potter Theatrical Productions ; the official script of

the original West End production.

PR 6120 .H67 H37 2016

 

I yam a donkey / story, pictures, and bad grammar by Cece Bell.

PZ 7 .B38891527 Iam 2015

 

I yam a donkey / story, pictures, and bad grammar by Cece Bell.

PZ 7 .B38891527 Iam 2015

 

I’m trying to love spiders : (it isn’t easy) Kit / words and pictures by

Bethany Barton.

Y QL 458.4 B365 2015 Kit

 

I’m trying to love spiders : (it isn’t easy) Kit / words and pictures by

Bethany Barton.

Y QL 458.4 B365 2015 Kit

Ivan : the remarkable true story of the shopping mall gorilla / Katherine

Applegate ; illustrated by G. Brian Karas.

QL 737 .P96 A67 2014

 

Learning to speak Alzheimer’s : a groundbreaking approach for everyone

dealing with the disease / Joanne Koenig Coste.

RC 523.2 .C67 2003

 

Michael Vey : fall of Hades / Richard Paul Evans.

PZ 7 .E89227 Fal 2016

 

Mother Bruce / Ryan T. Higgins.

PZ 7 .H534962 Mot 2015

 

Mother Bruce / Ryan T. Higgins.

PZ 7 .H534962 Mot 2015

 

My teacher is a monster! : no, I am not / Peter Brown.

PZ 7 .B81668 My 2014

 

My teacher is a monster! : no, I am not / Peter Brown.

PZ 7 .B81668 My 2014

 

Night school : a Jack Reacher novel / Lee Child.

PS 3553 .H4838 N54 2016

 

Nursing school entrance exams / by the staff of Kaplan Test Prep and

Admissions.

RT 79 .N863 2016

 

Order to kill : a Mitch Rapp novel / by Kyle Mills.

PS 3563 .I42322 O73 2016

 

Owning it : stories about teens with disabilities / edited by Donald R.

Gallo.

PZ 5 .O955 2008

 

Oxford atlas of the world / cartography by Philip’s ; gazetteer of nations

text, Keith Lye/Philip’s.

G 1021 .A7545 2016

 

Precious and Grace / Alexander McCall Smith.

PR 6063 C326 P74 2016

 

The quickest kid in Clarksville / by Pat Zietlow Miller ; illustrated by

Frank Morrison.

PZ 7 .M62334 Qu 2016

 

The quickest kid in Clarksville / by Pat Zietlow Miller ; illustrated by

Frank Morrison.

PZ 7 .M62334 Qu 2016

 

Scrooge #worstgiftever / Charles Dickens + Brett Wright.

PZ 7.1 .W75 Sc 2016

 

Small great things : a novel / Jodi Picoult.

PS 3566 .I372 S63 2016

 

Student financial aid for North Carolina

Reserve Shelf 2016

 

Thinking in pictures : and other reports from my life with autism / Temple

Grandin ; with a foreword by Oliver Sacks.

RC 553 .A88 G74 2006

 

A tree is nice / by Janice May Udry ; pictures by Marc Simont.

QK 475.8 .U36 1956

 

Twelve days of Christmas : a novel / Debbie Macomber.

PS 3563 .A2364 T83 2016

 

The walking dead. Book thirteen / Robert Kirkman, creator, writer ;

Charlie Adlard, penciler, cover ; Stefano Gaudiano, inker ; Cliff

Rathburn, gray tones ; Rus Wooton, letterer..

PN 6728 .W35 K57 2016

 

The whistler / John Grisham.

PS 3557 .R5355 W45 2016

 

Wolfie the bunny / written by Ame Dyckman ; illustrated by Zachariah

OHora.

PZ 7 .D9715 Wol 2015

 

Wolfie the bunny / written by Ame Dyckman ; illustrated by Zachariah

OHora.

PZ 7 .D9715 Wol 2015

 

Wonder Woman : the true Amazon / Jill Thompson, writer and artist ; Jason

Arthur, letterer.

PZ 7.7 .T52 Won 2016

 

The wrong side of goodbye : a novel / Michael Connelly.

PS 3553 .O51165 .W76 2016

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Fake News Got you Down! Check out this guide!

2016-11-23_1423

Concern about the prevalence of fake or sensationally biased news sources has escalated in the days following the presidential election.  The central focus of that concern is Facebook, which has grown beyond a social platform and is now a key information distributor from which 44 percent of Americans get their news.  This is compounded by the reality that a lot of people don’t know fake news when they see it, sensationalized reports are more likely to go viral on social media than sane ones, and distrust of traditional (and genuinely more reliable) media sources is rising.

Thus, in order to help our community get a better idea of how we can fight misinformation, the Library has put together a research guide on  Media Literacy-How to Determine the Reliability of News Sources.  Share this resource with your friends, students, and instructors!

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New Films on Demand Titles Added – November 2016

Over 290 new films were added to our Films on Demand streaming video platform. Stream the films from your computer, laptop, or mobile device from anywhere!

Title Copyright
Stress and Cancer, plus Pluto—Catalyst 2016
Inside Rikers Island: A Diane Sawyer Special 2016
Sex Assault Sentence for Former Stanford Swimmer Sparks Outrage 2016
The Severe Dangers of Opioid Painkiller Fentanyl 2016
America in Black and White: After Dallas Shootings, Pro-Open Carry Crusaders Draw New Criticism 2016
America in Black and White: The Conversation 2016
America in Black and White: Traffic Stops Put Both Drivers and Police Officers on Edge 2016
America in Black and White: Shots Fired (Part 1 & 2) 2016
Artificial Intelligence: Part 2, Friend or Foe? 2016
The Crime Scene: Part Two—Anatomy Of Crime Fiction 2016
ASA National Parks 2016
We the Voters: First Time Voters 2016
We the Voters: The Future of Social Security 2016
We the Voters: Run Rep Run 2016
We the Voters: Foreign Entanglements 2016
Parenting BASICS—Toddler Age 1: Fatherhood 2016
Parenting BASICS—Toddler Age 1: Self-Care for Moms 2016
Parenting BASICS—Toddler Age 2: Nutrition 2016
Parenting BASICS—Emotional Health & Positive Discipline: Birth to 6 months 2016
Parenting BASICS—Emotional Health & Positive Discipline: 7 to 12 months 2016
Parenting BASICS —Fatherhood: 7 to 12 months (Spanish) 2016
Parenting BASICS —Health & Safety: Birth to 6 months (Spanish) 2016
Parenting BASICS—Nutrition: 7 to 12 months 2016
Parenting BASICS—Nutrition: 7 to 12 months (Spanish) 2016
Parenting BASICS—Play & Milestones: 7 to 12 months 2016
Parenting BASICS—Play & Milestones: 7 to 12 months (Spanish) 2016
Parenting BASICS—Self-Care for Moms: 7 to 12 months 2016
Soundscape and Juno’s Mission—Catalyst 2016
Rape Survivors Say Brigham Young’s Honor Code Kept Them From Speaking Out 2016
Redefining What’s Sexy In An Era of Sexting, Snapchat and Porn 2016
How This N.Y. Company Is Changing the E-Commerce Game 2016
Before the US Border, Migrants Face Harrowing Journey in Mexico 2016
The Criminal, The Victim And The Investigator: Part One—Anatomy Of Crime Fiction 2016
Intelligence Under The Microscope—Brain Power 2016
CO2 Material 2016
We the Voters: Real Voters of the USA 2016
We the Voters: Student Debt Roulette 2016
We the Voters: I’m Just a $100 Bill 2016
Parenting BASICS—Toddler Age 1: Emotional Health & Positive Discipline 2016
Parenting BASICS—Toddler Age 1: Play & Milestones 2016
Parenting BASICS—Toddler Age 2: Emotional Health & Positive Discipline 2016
Parenting BASICS—Toddler Age 2: Health & Safety 2016
Parenting BASICS—Toddler Age 2: Play & Milestones 2016
Parenting BASICS —Fatherhood: Birth to 6 months 2016
Parenting BASICS —Fatherhood: 7 to 12 months 2016
Parenting BASICS —Fatherhood: Birth to 6 months (Spanish) 2016
Parenting BASICS —Health & Safety: 7 to 12 months 2016
Parenting BASICS —Health & Safety: 7 to 12 months (Spanish) 2016
Parenting BASICS—Nutrition: Birth to 6 months 2016
Parenting BASICS—Nutrition: Birth to 6 months (Spanish) 2016
Parenting BASICS—Play & Milestones: Birth to 6 months 2016
Parenting BASICS—Self-Care for Moms: Birth to 6 months (Spanish) 2016
Toxic Ticks—Catalyst 2016
Sextortion Becomes Growing Online Global Threat 2016
Artificial Intelligence: Part 1, Broken Down and Explained 2016
The Stories: Part Three—Anatomy Of Crime Fiction 2016
IYL Like UK 2016
D120 Dice 2016
We the Voters: #FoundingFathers 2016
We the Voters: So You Think You Can Vote? 2016
We the Voters: Regulation Song 2016
Class Divide 2016
Parenting BASICS—Toddler Age 1: Health & Safety 2016
Parenting BASICS—Toddler Age 1: Nutrition 2016
Parenting BASICS—Toddler Age 2: Fatherhood 2016
Parenting BASICS—Toddler Age 2: Self-Care for Moms 2016
Parenting BASICS—Emotional Health & Positive Discipline: Birth to 6 months (Spanish) 2016
Parenting BASICS—Emotional Health & Positive Discipline: 7 to 12 months (Spanish) 2016
Parenting BASICS —Health & Safety: Birth to 6 months 2016
Parenting BASICS—Play & Milestones: Birth to 6 months (Spanish) 2016
Parenting BASICS—Self-Care for Moms: Birth to 6 months 2016
Parenting BASICS—Self-Care for Moms: 7 to 12 months (Spanish) 2016
Miso Hungry 2015
Slaves of the Caliphate 2015
Antigone, The Woman Who Said “No”—The Great Greek Myths 2015
Medea, Murderous Love—The Great Greek Myths 2015
Oedipus, The Riddle Solver—The Great Greek Myths 2015
Perseus, The Look Of Death—The Great Greek Myths 2015
Prometheus, The Rebel Of Olympus—The Great Greek Myths 2015
Tartarus, The Damned Of The Earth—The Great Greek Myths 2015
Australia: The Flying Doctors—World Medicine 2015
Malawi: Healers Of The Hills—World Medicine 2015
The Philippines: Siquijor, The Healing Island—World Medicine 2015
United States : Arizona, Medicine Man Country—World Medicine 2015
The Hadza: Last of the First 2015
The Helping Hands Of Contemporary Art 2015
Through Women’s Lenses 2015
Aphrodite, Dictated By Desire—The Great Greek Myths 2015
Athena, Armed Wisdom—The Great Greek Myths 2015
Daedalus and Icarus, A Shattered Dream—The Great Greek Myths 2015
Dionysus, An Outsider In The City—The Great Greek Myths 2015
Hades, A Reluctant King—The Great Greek Myths 2015
Hermes, The Impenetrable Messenger—The Great Greek Myths 2015
Zeus In Love—The Great Greek Myths 2015
American Umpire 2015
Call Me Dad 2015
The Land of Many Palaces 2015
Feuer & Flamme 2015
Angels in Exile 2015
Brazil: A Giant On The Move 2015
Bellerophon, The Man Who Wanted To Be A God—The Great Greek Myths 2015
Heracles, The Man Who Became A God—The Great Greek Myths 2015
Psyche, Beauty And The Beast—The Great Greek Myths 2015
Zeus And The Conquest Of Power—The Great Greek Myths 2015
Japan: Sumo Secrets—World Medicine 2015
Romania: The Miracle Of The Bees—World Medicine 2015
Senegal: Where Medecines Meet—World Medicine 2015
A Mother’s Dream 2014
Edward Snowden Interview 2014
Flying Paper 2014
Hidden Gems 2014
No Limbs No Limits 2014
Superhouse 2014
Myanmar: The Tattoo Doctors—World Medicine 2014
Russia: The Cradle Of Shamanism—World Medicine 2014
Apocalypse WWI: Episode 2—Fear 2014
Apocalypse WWI: Episode 4—Rage 2014
Beyond Bollywood 2014
Cave Digger 2014
Disfarmer 2014
Inside ISIS 2014
Cameroon: The Pain Killing Tree—World Medicine 2014
Canada: Haida Gwaii, Island Of The People—World Medicine 2014
Iceland, Deep In The Polar Night—World Medicine 2014
Madagascar: The Spirit Of Plants—World Medicine 2014
The Philippines: Hilot Massage—World Medicine 2014
Apocalypse WWI: Episode 1—Fury 2014
Apocalypse WWI: Episode 5—Deliverance 2014
Super Sibling: Preparing Children for a New Baby 2014
End of the Road 2014
First to Fall 2014
Lumberjacked 2014
Return to Homs 2014
Learning From El Salvador 2014
Welcome To The Club: 25 Years Of Electronic Music 2014
Chile: The Mapuche Healers—World Medicine 2014
Colombia, The Sacred Plant Of The Amazon—World Medicine 2014
Mexico: The Maya Healers—World Medicine 2014
Mexico: The Medicine Of The Zapotec Indians—World Medicine 2014
Reunion Island: Creole Herbal Teas—World Medicine 2014
Vietnam: The Medicine Master—World Medicine 2014
Apocalypse WWI: Episode 3—Hell 2014
For-Profit Colleges Under Scrutiny: Dan Rather Reports on Higher Education 2013
China Awakens: Part 1—China New Empire 2013
Stop the Presses 2013
Bolivia: The Kallawaya, Healer People—World Medicine 2013
Cambodia II: The Last Of The Kru—World Medicine 2013
China I: The Medical Arts Of The Warrior Monks—World Medicine 2013
Indonesia II: Bali – The Island Of The Balians—World Medicine 2013
Peru: Healing On Water—World Medicine 2013
Uganda: Life At The Fingertips—World Medicine 2013
How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Children—Vol. 1: Babies 2013
Reporting for Al-Assad 2013
Scientologists at War 2013
Brazil: The Doctors Of Xingu—World Medicine 2013
Cambodia I: The Tônlé Sap Clinic—World Medicine 2013
China II: One-Hundred-Plant Medicine—World Medicine 2013
India I: The Healers Warriors—World Medicine 2013
Indonesia I: The Lontar Men—World Medicine 2013
Kenya: Of Men And Volcanoes—World Medicine 2013
Mongolia: Beyond The Steppes—World Medicine 2013
Nepal: Medecine Of The Summits—World Medicine 2013
South Korea: The Return Of The Spirits—World Medicine 2013
How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Children—Vol. 1: Babies (Spanish) 2013
Germany’s Education System: Dan Rather Reports on Global Education Systems 2013
India II: The Angels Of Maharashtra—World Medicine 2013
Japan: Okinawa’S Last Hundred-Year-Olds—World Medicine 2013
Ladakh: The Last Nomads—World Medicine 2013
South Africa: The Zulus Healers—World Medicine 2013
Spain: Hospital On The High Seas—World Medicine 2013
7 Steps to Reduce the Risks of SIDS 2013
7 Steps to Reduce the Risk of SIDS  (Spanish) 2013
Introduction to Art: Methodology and Interpretation 2012
Introduction to Art: Visual Literacy 2012
Introduction to Communications: Organization and Mass Communication 2012
Introduction to Communications: Two-Person and Small-Group Communication 2012
Introduction to Communications: Verbal and Nonverbal Communication 2012
Introduction to Philosophy: Philosophical Tradition and Method 2012
Introduction to Philosophy: Values Assessment 2012
Introduction to Sociology: Deviant Behavior 2012
Introduction to Sociology: Sociological Theory and Research Methods 2012
Public Speaking—Incorporating Research, Visual Aids, and Multimedia 2012
Public Speaking—Introductory and Impromptu Speeches 2012
Public Speaking: Principles of Public Speaking—Audience and Listening Skills 2012
Are Catholic Charities Forcing Women to Put Their Babies Up for Adoption? Part 1: Dan Rather Reports on Forced Adoption 2012
Introduction to Art: Contextual Analysis 2012
Introduction to Physical Anthropology: Hominid Origins and the Genus Homo 2012
Introduction to Physical Anthropology: Vertebrate and Mammalian Evolution 2012
Introduction to Communications: Communication Fundamentals 2012
Introduction to Philosophy: Critical Thinking and Logical Reasoning 2012
Public Speaking—Informative and Persuasive Speeches 2012
Public Speaking: Principles of Public Speaking—Planning a Speech 2012
Finland’s Educational Successes: Dan Rather Reports on Global Education Systems 2012
Introduction to Art: Critical Reading, Writing, and Research 2012
Introduction to Art: Viewing, Discussing, and Analyzing Art 2012
Introduction to Art: Visual Analysis 2012
Introduction to Physical Anthropology: Physical Anthropology and Archaeology Methods 2012
Introduction to Physical Anthropology: Premodern and Modern Humans 2012
Introduction to Physical Anthropology: Primates 2012
Introduction to Sociology: Social Institutions—Education and Religion 2012
Public Speaking: Principles of Public Speaking—Delivery 2012
Cocaine Unwrapped 2012
Take a Lesson from Singapore: Dan Rather Reports on Global Education Systems 2011
King Leopold’s Ghost 2011
Broken Moon 2011
Lobotomy 2011
Challenges in the Detroit Public School System: Dan Rather Reports on Education in America 2011
Seen Also in Men 2010
The Vanishing City 2010
Exploring the Biosphere: Visions of Earth 2009
Citizen Oketch 2009
Gestational Diabetes 2009
Exploring the Fluid Spheres: Visions of Earth 2009
Gestational Diabetes (Spanish) 2009
Victoria Marks: Not About Iraq—Alive & Kicking 2008
Interrogate This: Psychologists Take on Terror 2008
Better Breastfeeding: A Guide for Teen Parents 2008
Better Breastfeeding: A Guide for Teen Parents (Spanish) 2008
Discovering Math: Advanced—Probability 2007
Discovering Math: Advanced—Statistics and Data Analysis: Part 2 2007
Discovering Math: Advanced—Statistics and Data Analysis: Part 1 2007
Discovering Math: Advanced—The General Nature and Uses of Math 2007
Campaign Essentials: Nine Days in New Hampshire 2004
Heifer 2004
Gauguin [1848-1903]—Palettes III: Great Artists, Great Art 2001
Specialist Techniques 2000
The Frescoes Of The Villa Of The Mysteries, Pompeii [1st Century A.D.]—Palettes III: Great Artists, Great Art 2000
Axial Techniques 2000
India: Defying the Crown 2000
South Africa: “Freedom in Our Lifetime” 2000
Human Genes Decoded! 2000
Making A Difference: American Volunteers Abroad 2000
Health and Safety, Evisceration, and Reconstruction 2000
Hospital Postmortems 2000
Sexually Transmitted Diseases: The Silent Epidemic 2000
When the Mind Fails: A Guide to Alzheimer’s Disease 2000
The New Spain 1999
The Forging of the New World 1999
Mejico or Mexico: The Struggle for Identity 1999
Cyprus and the European Union 1999
Islamic Resurgence and Holy War: The Former Soviet Union and Indonesia 1999
Spanish in America 1999
Slovenia and the European Union 1999
Hajj: The Pilgrimage 1999
Which Way Next for Iran? 1999
Gericault [1791-1824]—Palettes III: Great Artists, Great Art 1998
Shitao [1630-1707]—Palettes III: Great Artists, Great Art 1998
Fad Diets: The Weight Loss Merry-Go-Round 1998
The Global Tongue: English 1997
Fayoum [~ 117-138 BC]—Palettes III: Great Artists, Great Art 1997
Klein [1928-1962]—Palettes III: Great Artists, Great Art 1996
Manet [1832-1883]—Palettes III: Great Artists, Great Art 1996
Bonnard [1867-1947]—Palettes III: Great Artists, Great Art 1996
Watteau [1684-1721]—Palettes III: Great Artists, Great Art 1996
Bacon [1909-1992]—Palettes III: Great Artists, Great Art 1995
Cells and Energy 1995
Cell Division 1995
Sexual Reproduction 1995
The Poetry of War 1995
Eating Healthy: What Is a Serving? 1995
Conflict Resolution 1995
English Only in America? 1995
David [1748-1825]—Palettes III: Great Artists, Great Art 1994
The Japanese Tea Ceremony 1993
Matisse [1869-1954]—Palettes III: Great Artists, Great Art 1993
Van Gogh [1853-1890]—Palettes III: Great Artists, Great Art 1992
Basic Clerical Skills for New Employees 1992
Fragonard [1732-1806]—Palettes III: Great Artists, Great Art 1992
Raphael [1483-1520]—Palettes III: Great Artists, Great Art 1992
Poussin [1594-1665]—Palettes III: Great Artists, Great Art 1992
Family Caregivers 1992
Chardin [1699-1779]—Palettes III: Great Artists, Great Art 1991
Goya [1746-1828]—Palettes III: Great Artists, Great Art 1991
Euphronios [~ 510 BC]—Palettes III: Great Artists, Great Art 1990
Women and Disease 1990
Two-way Mirror 1990
Speech 1990
Living Wills 1990
DE LA TOUR [1593-1652]—Palettes III: Great Artists, Great Art 1989
Sassetta [1392-1450]—Palettes III: Great Artists, Great Art 1989
Veronese [1528-1588]—Palettes III: Great Artists, Great Art 1989
Traditional Japanese Architecture 1989
Ingres [1780-1867]—Palettes III: Great Artists, Great Art 1989
Caravaggio [1571-1610]—Palettes III: Great Artists, Great Art 1989
Lorrain [~ 1602-1682]—Palettes III: Great Artists, Great Art 1989
Walking into Eternity: The Dublin of Joyce’s Ulysses 1988
Atmospheric Pressure 1987
The Convection of Heat 1981
Creative Editing
The Structure of Documentaries
Continuity and the Single Camera
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New Library!2Go Titles Added

Check out these new eBooks added to the Library!2Go collection.

Title Creator
And We Stay Hubbard, Jenny
Crooked Kingdom: Dregs Series, Book 2 Bardugo, Leigh
The Death Cure: The Maze Runner Series, Book 3 Dashner, James
A Dirty Job: A Dirty Job Series, Book 1 Moore, Christopher
Fear the Drowning Deep Marsh, Sarah Glenn
The Fever Code: The Maze Runner Series, Book 0.6 Dashner, James
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Harry Potter Series, Book 2 Rowling, J.K.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Harry Potter Series, Book 7 Rowling, J.K.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Harry Potter Series, Book 4 Rowling, J.K.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: Harry Potter Series, Book 6 Rowling, J.K.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Harry Potter Series, Book 5 Rowling, J.K.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Harry Potter Series, Book 3 Rowling, J.K.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: Harry Potter Series, Book 1 Rowling, J.K.
Insomnia King, Stephen
The Kill Order: The Maze Runner Series, Book 0.5 Dashner, James
Labyrinth Lost: Brooklyn Brujas Series, Book 1 Cordova, Zoraida
The Maze Runner: The Maze Runner Series, Book 1 Dashner, James
Paper Covers Rock Hubbard, Jenny
Ruin and Rising: The Grisha Trilogy, Book 3 Bardugo, Leigh
The Scorch Trials: The Maze Runner Series, Book 2 Dashner, James
Secondhand Souls: A Dirty Job Series, Book 2 Moore, Christopher
Shadow and Bone: The Grisha Trilogy, Book 1 Bardugo, Leigh
Siege and Storm: The Grisha Trilogy, Book 2 Bardugo, Leigh
Six of Crows: Dregs Series, Book 1 Bardugo, Leigh
Smoke and Mirrors Gaiman, Neil
Speak Anderson, Laurie Halse
Unnatural Creatures: Stories Selected by Neil Gaiman Gaiman, Neil
Posted in Collections, New eBooks |

New Titles Added – November 2016

Accounting best practices / Steven M. Bragg.

HF 5635 .B818 2013

 

Al Qaeda, the Islamic State, and the global jihadist movement : what

everyone needs to know / Daniel Byman.

HV 6433 .M628 B96 2015

 

Commonwealth : a novel / Ann Patchett.

PS 3566 .A7756 C66 2016

 

Compensation and benefit design : applying finance and accounting

principles to global human resource management systems / Bashker D.

Biswas.

HF5681 .W3 B57 2013

 

The conflict in Ukraine / Serhy Yekelchyk.

DK 508.848 .Y45 2015

 

Hag-seed : The Tempest retold / Margaret Atwood.

PR 9199.3 A8 H27 2016

 

Home / Harlan Coben.

PS 3553 .O225 H66 2016

 

Managing the mean math blues / Cheryl Ooten ; illustrator Emily Meek.

QA 11.2 .O67 2003

 

Payroll accounting : a practical real-world approach / Eric A. Weinstein.

HF 5635 .W45 2015

 

Pirate / Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell.

PS3553 .U75 P543 2016

 

Pirate : a Sam and Remi Fargo adventure / Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell.

PS 3553 .U75 P543

 

Promising and high-impact practices : student success programs in the

community college / Gloria Crisp, Deryl K. Hatch, editors.

LB 2328 .P76 2016

 

Seven bad ideas : how mainstream economists have damaged America and the

world / Jeff Madrick.

HC 106.84 .M336 2015

 

Statistical techniques for forensic accounting : understanding the theory

and application of data analysis / Saurav K. Dutta.

KF 8968.15 .D88 2013

 

The sympathizer / Viet Thanh Nguyen.

PS 3614 .G97 S96 2015

 

The trespasser / Tana French.

PR 6106 .R457 T74 2016

 

Two by two / Nicholas Sparks.

PS 3569 .P363 T96 2016

 

WEB DEVELOPMENT & DESIGN FOUNDATIONS WITH HTML 5 SEVENTH EDITION

XX(1740062.1)

 

When Sophie gets angry–really, really angry… / by Molly Bang.

PZ 7 .B2217 W1999

 

Woman of God / James Patterson and Maxine Paetro.

PS 3566 .A822 W66 2016

Posted in Collections, New Books |

2016 Voting Guide

Check out the 2016 Voting Guide from the LRC. Get informed and VOTE!

Posted in Uncategorized |

Library Closed for Fall Break

The Library will be closed from October 10, 2016  to August 12, 2016 for Fall Break. We will be reopening on Thursday, Ocotber 13, 2016. For detailed hours please visit http://libguides.rccc.edu/services/hoursandlocations.

Posted in Uncategorized |