Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Listening ideas for 12 April 2011

Kol Hadash
Rabbi Chalom at Georgetown University
On March 31, 2011, Rabbi Chalom visited Georgetown University and answered "What is Secular Humanistic Judaism". We hope you enjoy this bonus edition of the Kol Hadash podcast.
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Leonard Lopate Show
Sidney Lumet, Dead at 86
Sidney Lumet once wrote, “While the goal of all movies is to entertain, the kind of film in which I believe goes one step further. It compels the spectator to examine one facet or another of his own conscience. It stimulates thought and sets the mental juices flowing.” This is something the filmmaker did from his very first movie, “12 Angry Men” in 1957, through “Serpico,” and “Dog Day Afternoon” to “The Verdict.” Sidney Lumet died at the age of 86 from lymphoma. You can hear his last interview with Leonard from 2007 when he was joined by Philip Seymour Hoffman and Ethan Hawke for “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead.”
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Social Innovation Conversations
Aaron Hurst - Promoting Philanthropy Through Collaboration
Taproot is a nonprofit that makes business talent available to organizations working to improve society. In this audio interview with host Ashkon Jafari, founder Aaron Hurst discusses how Taproot started, what impact the organization has had, and the challenges it has faced. He also shares how the enterprise evaluates nonprofits applying for grants.
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The Tolkien Professor
WC Faerie Course, Session 13
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Part 2, in which we look carefully at our protagonist and his values.
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Yuri Gagarin
It is 50 years since Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space. It was a triumph for the Soviet space programme.
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David Christian: Big History - TED

David Christian narrates at TED Talks a complete history of the universe, from the Big Bang to the Internet, in 18 minutes. This is "Big History": an enlightening, wide-angle look at complexity, life and humanity, set against our slim share of the cosmic timeline. (feed)

More TED:
Naomi Klein: Addicted to risk,
Rise of women, fall of men - inequality again,
Rory Sutherland,
Dimitar Sasselov,
Sir Ken Robinson.