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Benjamin Boone and Philip Levine – Our Valley (Fresno State MFA promo) Benjamin Boone and Philip Levine – Our Valley (Fresno State MFA promo)

Our Valley We don’t see the ocean, not ever, but in July and August when the worst heat seems to rise from the hard clay of this valley, you could be walking through a fig orchard when suddenly the wind cools and for a moment you get a whiff of salt, and in that moment…

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Louisiana – 50 States – US Geography Louisiana – 50 States – US Geography

Louisiana is nicknamed the “Pelican State.” That’s also its state bird. Pelicans and a wide variety of other birds call Louisiana home – they enjoy the marshy swamplands, with plenty of fish, frogs, and crayfish to catch for their dinner. The beautiful bayous of Louisiana are also known for the Spanish moss hanging from the…

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Wayne State University’s CFPCA: Be Inspired. Wayne State University’s CFPCA: Be Inspired.

Where does inspiration come from? How do you find that creative idea? And how do you keep it alive? At Wayne State University’s College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts, inspiration is around every turn, in every nook, on every rooftop and at every street corner. Here, you’ll take what you already know and get…

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Harry Belafonte Reflects on Life as a Singer, Actor and Activist Harry Belafonte Reflects on Life as a Singer, Actor and Activist

bjbjLULU JEFFREY BROWN: And finally tonight, a conversation with a musical icon and lifelong political and social activist. Gwen Ifill has that. (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE) GWEN IFILL: At 84, Harry Belafonte has already lived several lives, as an actor, a television personality, a movie star and as a high-profile civil rights activist. HARRY BELAFONTE, Singer/Actor/Civil…

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Whiplash vs. Black Swan — The Anatomy of the Obsessed Artist Whiplash vs. Black Swan — The Anatomy of the Obsessed Artist

Hi, I’m Michael. This is Lessons from the Screenplay. From the first shots of Whiplash and Black Swan, we see the protagonists immersed in their respective disciplines. Andrew Neiman practicing the drums, Nina Sayers dreaming of dancing the White Swan. Both of these films bring us behind the scenes of a world most people never…

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True Capitalism is Universal Access, says Wendell Pierce True Capitalism is Universal Access, says Wendell Pierce

There’s so many people that don’t believe a rising tide floats all boats. They see it as socialism. That’s what the response is to Bernie Sanders. And what Bernie Sanders is saying and what many people are saying is the two can coexist. We have the ability to be capitalists. A true capitalist wants everyone…

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Sonny’s Blues James Baldwin (Full Audiobook) Sonny’s Blues James Baldwin (Full Audiobook)

Sonny’s Blues by James Baldwin I read about it in the paper, in the subway, on my way to work. I read it, and I couldn’t believe it, and I read it again. Then perhaps I just stared at it, at the newsprint spelling out his name, spelling out the story. I stared at it…

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The Roaring 20’s: Crash Course US History #32 The Roaring 20’s: Crash Course US History #32

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course US History, and today we’re gonna learn about one of the best eras ever: the 1920s. The 20s gave us jazz, movies, radio, making out in cars, illegal liquor, and the 20s also gave us prosperity–although not for everybody– and gangsters, and a consumer culture based on…

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Communism and Jazz (Side A) Communism and Jazz (Side A)

welcome back to conversations on communism Eleanor and I joined today in our mixer studio in the University of Westminster by Professor Kevin Morgan historian of British communism from Manchester University and Brian Blaine the former jazz correspondent for well The Daily Worker labor monthly and a number of other publications today we're going to…

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