August 23, 2006

More new videorecordings

Returning from another vacation break to find, once again, a stack of new video tapes and DVD's...

From the Biblical Archeology Society's acclaimed video lecture series we have two from TWU's Dead Sea scholars. Isaiah and the Dead Sea Scrolls features TWU's Peter Flint. Martin Abegg presents Grace and Law: MMT and Paul.

Voices From the Brink uses archival footage to summarize the events of the Cuban Missile Crisis. "Highly recommended ... compelling...places the viewer at the heart of the conflict, with a sense of immediacy artfully supported by period footage." Scott Smith, Associate Library Director, Lorette Wilmot Library, Nazareth College of Rochester, for Educational Media Reviews Online

Focus groups looks at how focus groups are used, using examples of business right here in the Lower Mainland

Parents, employees, human resources experts are all interviewed in My so-called life-work balance which explores job stress and increasing workloads.

It's not like I hit her examines emotional abuse of women by men.

Winnipeg's David Livingstone School is known as The School of Hope because of it's dedication to to teaching children with fetal alcohol syndrome.

A system of news media which is high on sensationalism and low on information: the result is examined in Rich Media, Poor Democracy, based on Robert McChesney's book.

In After the Warming James Burke takes us into the future to see what could have been done in the 1990's to slow the Greenhouse Effect. Using a device called the "virtual reality chamber" Burke guides us through scenarios of global warming in the year 2050, simulating the future based on today's actions.

Bob thinks but doesn't feel. Christina feels but has trouble thinking. Virginia can neither think nor feel as she is pulled down into a spiral of darkness that zaps her very will to survive. Kent lives within a twenty-minute time span, unable to remember his past or plan for his future. Each of these people has had an injury to a part of the brain called the frontal lobes. Their stories, told in Me, My Brain And I, are helping neuroscientists unravel the mystery of what makes us distinctly human. Told through the remarkable stories of brain-injury patients, this program is as much about explaining this unique part of the brain as it is about exploring the essence of who we are.

Why does chronic pain develop in some people and not in others? What are its triggers? And what can be done about it? A Disease Called Pain explores the deeply complex experience we call chronic pain through the personal stories of several individuals suffering from the disease.

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