Thursday, May 5, 2011

Listening ideas for 5 May 2011

In Our Time
Islamic Law
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the origins and early development of Islamic law. With Professor Hugh Kennedy, Professor Robert Gleave and Professor Mona Siddiqui.
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The Korea Society
North-South Korean Issues
On February 10, 2011, The Korea Society’s Korea In-Depth Lecture Series hosted professor Charles K. Armstrong, Director of the Center for Korean Research at Columbia University, for a lecture entitled, “North-South Korean Issues." Armstrong explored the history of conflict and cooperation between North and South Korea from the time the two contemporary Korean states were established in 1948 until the present day. The 2011 Korea In-Depth Lecture Series by noted scholars of the history, politics, literature, art, and architecture of Korea is supported by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities.
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March 2011
Adventurous and conservative worms, mapping the brain in super-high resolution, the role of psychiatry when disaster hits and a gene mutation that wipes out pain and sense of smell.
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The Economist
John Key on New Zealand's economy
As an election nears, New Zealand's prime minister advocates austerity measures to control the national debt and bolster the economy
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Check out the great listening tip from DIY Scholar today:
A great lecture series
A great place to look for new insights in foreign affairs and public policy is the lecture archive of Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. While the lectures are not in an RSS feed, it’s easy to download each one individually or to watch online.