Thursday, August 4, 2011

Listening ideas for 4 August 2011 (1)

Inspired Minds
Erez Kavel - Screenwriter
Recently the Israeli film "Restoration" took out the top award at the Czech Republic's annual Karlovy Vary International Film festival. Prior to this, the film’s screenwriter Erez Kavel was awarded the prize for "Best Screenplay" at the Sundance Film Festival. "Restoration" is a moving portrayal of modern Israeli society through the eyes of an antiques restorer.
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Science & the City
Exploring the Universe with Brian Cox
Physicist Brian Cox talks about his new TV show "Wonders of the Universe" and the future of physics as the search for the Higgs Boson heats up at CERN's Large Hadron Collider.
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Social Innovation Conversations
David Kessler - Food Industry and Global Health
Why have American eating habits changed so drastically for the worse in the last half century? What is the appropriate role of government in mitigating these changes? Who can we hold responsible? In this audio lecture, author and former FDA Commissioner David Kessler discusses the marketing strategies of multinational food companies, the scientific realities behind these current trends, and what we might do to change them.
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Keynes vs Hayek - The LSE Debate 3 AUG 2011
John Maynard Keynes and Friedrich Hayek are regarded as two of the twentieth century’s greatest economists. Modern day followers came together at the London School of Economics to debate the ideas of their intellectual heroes. The event was chaired by BBC Newsnight Economics Editor, Paul Mason.
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