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Adolescent Slowdown

Adolescent Slowdown

This Science Update, from Science NetLinks, focuses on one reason why puberty ... (more)

This Science Update, from Science NetLinks, focuses on one reason why puberty is such a notoriously difficult time for kids. It's a time when the world feels like it's speeding up. According to new research, part of that feeling may come from the fact that adolescents' brains are actually slowing down. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLink lessons and other related resources. (less)

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Science and Technology
Social Sciences
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Audio Lectures
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Science Netlinks
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AAAS
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Boston curfew proposal

Boston curfew proposal

David Boeri reports that Ray Flynn (Mayor of Boston) is considering a ... (more)

David Boeri reports that Ray Flynn (Mayor of Boston) is considering a curfew for teenagers in the city of Boston, in the wake of the murder of Kimberly Ray Harbor (murder victim) on Franklin Field. Boeri reviews the details of Harbor's murder. Boeri's report includes footage of the murder suspects entering a courtroom. Boeri notes that the curfew would prohibit teenagers from being on the streets after 11:00 pm on weeknights and after 12:00am on weekends. Boeri interviews a group of pre-adolescent African American boys about the curfew. The boys are playing basketball on an outdoor court. The boys discuss gang activity and violence in their neighborhood. The boys say that the curfew is a good idea because it will protect people from violence on the streets. Boeri notes that many teenagers declined to be interviewed for the report. Boeri's report is accompanied by a photo of Harbor and by footage of city officials gathered on Franklin Field. (less)

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Social Sciences
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WGBH Open Vault
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Funeral of Charles Hardison

Funeral of Charles Hardison

Christy George reports on the funeral of Charles Hardison (Milton resident). George ... (more)

Christy George reports on the funeral of Charles Hardison (Milton resident). George reports that Hardison was a good student and star tennis player at Milton High School. She notes that Hardison was shot in his home. George reports that many people consider the suburbs of Boston to be safe from the problems of urban violence. George's report includes footage of African American and white mourners outside of Hardison's funeral at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Milton. White and African American mourners console one another. George interviews mourners Wilson Henderson, Theresa Jenkins, and Roosevelt Stokes outside of the church. Jenkins says that Hardison's death has brought people of both races together. Henderson talks about the problem of violence. George talks about Hardison's accomplishments at Milton High School. George's report includes footage from WCVB of Hardison with his tennis team. George notes that Hardison's death challenges stereotypes about urban violence and race relations. (less)

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Social Sciences
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Human Tube, A

Human Tube, A

Against a background of high-rises and rubble, the image of a young ... (more)

Against a background of high-rises and rubble, the image of a young man running across an empty lot is repeated. A sense of urgency builds. Buildings explode and crumble to the ground. A hand-held camera surveys the moving ground. Images are blurred, erased, distorted, replaced, and repeated to create this dramatic short work by Paul Garrin. Dramatic electronic music was composed and performed by Ryuichi Sakamoto.The piece is approximately five minutes in length and was broadcast as a segment of episode 313 (1987) of 'New Television.' (less)

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Arts
Social Sciences
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Images and Illustrations
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WGBH Open Vault
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Reactions to the William Atkinson murder case

Reactions to the William Atkinson murder case

Christy George interviews Dorchester residents about the William Atkinson murder case. Reverend ... (more)

Christy George interviews Dorchester residents about the William Atkinson murder case. Reverend David Venator (United Church of Christ) says that the state could have filed more charges against the defendants; that violations of the civil rights of minorities have become commonplace. Venator says that the Dorchester community needs to deal with the racial prejudice which provoked the death of William Atkinson (Boston resident). Christy George (WGBH reporter) comments that Venator has condemned racial prejudice more severely than Francine Atkinson (William Atkinson's sister). Venator says that he can condemn racial prejudice because he is white; that he does not condone any kind of violence. Venator says that the Atkinson case is an example of a civil rights violation; that he has never experienced racial violence to that degree as a white man. A white male Dorchester resident says that Atkinson's death was not an isolated incident. The man notes that the Dorchester community has reacted strongly and quickly against Atkinson's death. The man says that the Dorchester community intends to see justice done in this case. George asks a white female Dorchester resident if she thinks that the media attention given to the Atkinson case helped bring about a more thorough investigation and the filing of stronger charges. The woman says that the media coverage is a result of the strong reaction against Atkinson's death by members of the Dorchester community. George comments that many white Dorchester residents are supporting the cause of William Atkinson. The woman says that Dorchester residents of all races are working together to fight racial violence and to make Dorchester a safer community. The tape includes footage of court proceedings in Suffolk Superior Court. George Hurd (Judge, Suffolk Superior Court) presides over the courtroom. The lawyers for the defendants identify themselves. The five defendants each plead not guilty to the charges against them. The charges are read out loud. John Kiernan (Assistant District Attorney) makes bail recommendations for the five defendants. (less)

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Humanities
Social Sciences
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WGBH Open Vault
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Reverend John Borders

Reverend John Borders

Carolyn Sawyer reports on Reverend John Borders (Morningstar Baptist Church) and his ... (more)

Carolyn Sawyer reports on Reverend John Borders (Morningstar Baptist Church) and his efforts to reach out to his community. Sawyer notes that Borders has conducted at least 15 funerals for teenagers who have died as a result of street violence. Sawyer interviews Borders. Borders talks about the problem of violence in the community. He expresses sadness at the number of young people caught up in the violence. Borders says that adults need to spend more time with young people; he adds that teenagers need to know that someone cares about them. Borders talks about his hopes for positive changes in the community. Sawyer notes that Borders grew up in the Mattapan area and now has three children of his own. Sawyer's report includes footage of Borders at his church and footage of Borders at his children's school. Sawyer's report also includes footage from the funeral of Charles Hardison (Milton teenager) and footage of victims of street violence. This tape includes additional footage of the Blue Hill Avenue area near the Morningstar Baptist Church. (less)

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Humanities
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WGBH Open Vault
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Supporters of Mandela, Massachusetts talk about Roxbury crime

Supporters of Mandela, Massachusetts talk about Roxbury crime

David Boeri reports that the referendum question on the creation of Mandela, ... (more)

David Boeri reports that the referendum question on the creation of Mandela, Massachusetts, was soundly defeated in the 1986 elections. Boeri notes that supporters of incorporation of a new city from the Greater Roxbury neighborhood are raising the issue again. Boeri reports that community leaders gathered at a press conference in support of the issue. Boeri's report includes footage of the press conference with Andrew Jones (Greater Roxbury Incorporation Project), Chuck Turner (teacher), and Byron Rushing (State Representative). Jones and Rushing speak out in favor of Mandela. They criticize the city of Boston for not dealing effectively with problems in the Roxbury neighborhood. Boeri reports that the Roxbury neighborhood is suffering from an epidemic of violence and drug-related crime. He notes that Mandela supporters believe that crime could be fought more effectively if Roxbury were an independent city. Boeri's report includes footage from interviews with Sadiki Kambon (Mandela supporter) and Donald Madrey (Mandela supporter) talking about the problems in the neighborhood. Boeri's report includes footage of Bruce Bolling (Boston City Council) talking about street violence and footage of William Celester (Deputy Superintendent, Boston Police Department) and Ray Flynn (Mayor of Boston) at a press conference. (less)

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Social Sciences
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Theory of Meaning, Fall 2012

Theory of Meaning, Fall 2012

Philosophy 135: Theory of Meaning, Fall 2012. This couse looks at language ... (more)

Philosophy 135: Theory of Meaning, Fall 2012. This couse looks at language as social behavior. Language compared to other sign systems. The foundations of semantics, truth, meaning, reference. Issues of logical form in belief sentences, indirect discourse, sentences about causality, events, actions. Relations between thought and language. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Audio Lectures
Full Course
Video Lectures
Collection:
UC Berkeley Webcast
Provider:
UC Berkeley
Author:
John Joseph Campbell
Violence against Asian immigrants

Violence against Asian immigrants

David Boeri reports on an increase in violence against Asians in Eastern ... (more)

David Boeri reports on an increase in violence against Asians in Eastern Massachusetts. Boeri notes that refugees from Southeast Asia have become targets of violence in some white neighborhoods. Boeri interviews Elaine Song (Asian American Resource Workshop) about violence against Asians. Boeri quotes statistics from a study by Song on violence against Asians. Boeri reports that Song's research has found that acts of violence have become a part of daily life for Asians in the Boston area. Boeri interviews Sarann Phoung (Cambodian resident) about his experiences in East Boston and Chelsea. Boeri reports that Phuong is concerned about how younger Asians will respond to the violence. Boeri reports that Asian refugees may begin to strike back if the violence continues. Boeri's report is accompanied by photos of Asian crime victims. (less)

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Social Sciences
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WGBH Open Vault
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Science and Technology
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Assessments
Full Course
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Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
George Kocur
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