Published on Sep 16, 2013
What do the people of North Korea really think? Does the West give them a bad press? This report tries to find out.
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Published on Aug 6, 2013
Lunch is as important as breakfast. Don’t pass over.
Country: South Africa
Published on Aug 6, 2013
Chinese schools choose results and bonuses over disabled children
According to a recent Human Rights Watch report, almost a third of Chinese babies born with mental or physical disabilities don’t get to go to school, and those that do often have a tough time. The government has promised to make mainstream schools more accessible to disabled students and to raise their enrollment rate, but France 24 reporters discovered that many schools are more worried about results and bonuses than about social equality.
An exclusive in-depth report from a FRANCE24 correspondent, followed by comment and analysis with the author and the anchor in the newsroom in Paris.
Burka Avenger Trailer (English)
Published on Aug 5, 2013
In Pakistan this month there is a new action-comedy program for kids: The Burka Avenger. The animated TV series, created by pop star Haroon Rashid, is a first in the country. Sharon Behn reports from Islamabad on how children are reacting to their very own masked hero.
Muslim Wonder Woman: Pakistani superhero ‘Burka Avenger’ defies Islamic gender stereotypes
Published on Jul 26, 2013
One of Pakistan’s biggest pop stars has created a local superhero cartoon featuring a mild-mannered teacher who uses a burka to hide her identity while she fights criminals who are trying to shut down the girls’ school where she teaches. The animated show called Burka Avenger is set to debut in August.
‘Burka Avenger’ comes to Pakistani TV
Published on Jul 25, 2013
She is called the Burka Avenge and is like no other superhero before her. By day she is a Pakistani school teacher, but by night the secret martial arts expert dresses in a veil while fighting bad guys. The animated children’s series is about to hit TV screens across Pakistan. Al Jazeera’s Imtiaz Tyab reports from Islamabad.
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Published on Jun 27, 2013
Two Amish women talk to a person of a different race for the first time.
Posted in African Americans, BIAS, COMMUNICATION, conflict theory, discrimination, race relations, RACE-ETHNICITY, racism, skin color, social construction, SOCIALIZATION, sociological imagination, SOCIOLOGY, symbolic interactionism, white privilege, Whites | Leave a Comment »
Smoking Tobacco & Marijuana During Pregnancy
Department of Education. Excerpt from the “And Down Will Come Baby” documentary. “And Down Will Come Baby” is a video about the effects of exposure to alcohol and other drugs on the fetus during pregnancy. Creative Commons license: Public Domain
1949 TV commercial from Camel cigarettes.
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DJ Academe is amused.
Posted in !MEGAPOSTS, 1960s, ads, American culture, BUSINESS, capitalism, children, corporations, cultural objects, CULTURE, ECONOMICS, fast food, food, marketing, MEDIA, nutrition, obesity, social construction, SOCIALIZATION, SOCIOLOGY, structural functionalism, symbolic interactionism | Leave a Comment »
Parallel parking in Germany vs. France.
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Pop That: Probing Lil Poopy’s music video
I heard about this story and decided it was a great subject for a megapost.
Published on Feb 26, 2013
“Pop That” is the name of a rap video featuring a blinged out, booty-grabbing rapper. It’s making the rounds on YouTube right now.Nothing new, right? Well, the issue in this case is that the emcee grabbing the mic is not a man with gobs of street cred. He’s 10-years-old.In “Pop That” he says, “Coke ain’t a bad word.” Some of his other videos show him swearing and slapping a womanâs bottom.
Posted in !MEGAPOSTS, !MUSIC VIDEOS, abuse, audiences, child labor, children, CRIMINOLOGY, criminology & deviance, CULTURE, dance, DEVIANCE, gender roles, hip-hop, meaning, MEDIA, music, obscenity, SOCIAL WORK, SOCIALIZATION, SOCIOLOGY, stigma | Leave a Comment »
Published on Feb 17, 2013
A diverse group of young Americans spent ten days in Israel attending seminars and meetings. Their goal was to learn more about another culture in an attempt to make them better teachers at home. Linda Gradstein reports for The Media Line.
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Published on Jan 30, 2013
Special correspondent John Tulenko looks at some charter schools that institute real world applications into lesson plans and emphasize the importance of improvement over intelligence. The schools are less interested in testing but rather making sure students have the life skills they need once they leave the classroom.
Published on Jan 31, 2013
Student engagement is a goal in schools everywhere. A teacher in the Washington suburbs has found a way to engage and motivate students– by bringing rhythm and fun to mathematics. As VOA’s June Soh reports, the approach works well especially for students who speak English as a second language. Amy Katz narrates.
Published on Feb 2, 2013
A school in Washington DC is making a difference for young African-American girls. Many of their families live below the poverty line of $35,000 for a family of four, in communities where more than half of all students drop out before they reach high school. VOA’s Chris Simkins has more on how this special school is turning around the lives of girls.
Posted in adolescence, African Americans, children, EDUCATION, fertility, GENDER, inequality, juvenile delinquency, mental health, poverty, PSYCHOLOGY, schools, social mobility, SOCIAL WORK, SOCIALIZATION, SOCIOLOGY, STRATIFICATION, stress, United States, urban | Leave a Comment »
Spotlight on a Young Polygamist Family
Uploaded on Oct 24, 2011
Lisa visits Isaiah and his two wives to determine if what she sees in this young and modern family’s daily lifestyle will change any of the preconceived notions we have about polygamy.
Deleted Scenes: Housewife to Sister-wives
Uploaded on Oct 24, 2011
Lisa Ling visits Joanne’s birthing center in Centennial Park, where she discovers the unexpected gains – and losses – of being born in polygamy…
Deleted Scenes: Teresa’s Divine Revelation
Uploaded on Oct 24, 2011
Teresa tells Lisa Ling what it’s like to find out you’re spiritually contracted to marry someone…who already has a family.
The Story Continues: Modern Polygamy
Uploaded on Dec 5, 2011
Find out what has happened since Lisa Ling and the Our America cameras visited polygamist families in Centennial Park, Arizona.
Dr. Drew – Lisa Ling – Inside polygamist compound
Published on Dec 3, 2012
On Thursday night, Dr. Drew was joined by journalist Lisa Ling who was invited into the “Centennial Park” polygamist compound, with cameras, to talk with their leaders and families.Her special “Our America with Lisa Ling, Modern Polygamy” airs on OWN this Sunday night at 10 p.m. ET.In this clip, watch as Dr. Drew examines a group that claims they have nothing in common with the Warren Jeffs’ community with respect to forced marriages and men having sex with underage girls.
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