Published on Feb 22, 2013
No prayer room for Muslims. That’s a prospect that could take place at a university in London. These are Muslim students signing a petition against the university’s policies to restrict their access to prayer facilities on campus. Muslim students here feel discriminated against, and want a room to congregate for Friday prayers. Previously they had to find empty classrooms to pray together, but now they are making an open stand.
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Published on Feb 22, 2013
So far in the first two months of this year, gun deaths in Chicago have already outpaced last year’s explosive rate. Elizabeth Brackett of PBS member station WTTW explores the escalating public health crisis in Chicago due to the high rates of gun violence.
Published on Feb 22, 2013
February is Black History Month in the United States. It draws attention and pays tribute to people, organizations and events that have shaped the history of African Americans and their contributions to American society. VOA’s Chris Simkins reports on a black women’s organization that has fought for civil rights and has made a difference in the lives of many for more than a century.
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Published on Feb 16, 2013
Palestinians are building thousands of new apartments in part of Occupied East Jerusalem, without Israeli approval.
It’s thanks to a quirk in the layout of the Separation Wall which splits the city.
The wall cuts off an area called Kufr Aqab – putting it on the West Bank side.
That means Palestinians who live there can keep their East Jerusalem identity cards and still get access to services in Israel.
Al Jazeera’s Nicole Johnston reports from Kufr Aqab.
Published on Feb 17, 2013
A program known as “Know Thy Heritage” brings young Muslim and Christian Palestinians to Jerusalem and the surrounding areas. Linda Gradstein reports for The Media Line.
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Jewish Artists – The Influence of Exiles | Arts 21
Uploaded on Nov 13, 2011
It’s well known that many Jewish scientists and artists fled Nazi Germany. Less well known is their cultural influence in the countries that took them in. A major study by the Moses Mendelssohn Center in Potsdam focuses on just that. We spoke with the Center’s Director, Julius H. Schoeps.
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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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Published by ABCNews on Nov 23, 2012
- Fundamentalist Latter-Day Saints — not mainstream Mormons
- Warren Jeffs
- Homeschooling in Utah
Secrets of the Sect
Part 1: ABC News’ Amy Robach goes inside the FLDS, which has been called “the American Taliban.”
The Reeducation of Willie Steed
Part 2: Steed, 18 and starting a new life, found his FLDS education had left him unable to read.
A Haircut Equals Freedom
Part 3: “I want bangs!” Nellie Steed, 6, said, breaking with her strict FLDS upbringing.
Confronting ‘The God Squad’
Part 4: Police harassment of former FLDS led the Department of Justice to file a civil rights suit.
Pulled Back to the Fold
Part 5: Suzette Steed gets some news and must decide between her past and her daughters’ future.
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Uploaded on Feb 7, 2011
Female inmates do more than create gangs — they create families complete with nephews, daughters and nieces.
Published on Nov 12, 2012 by NationalGeographic
In India, one of the most significant festivals is Diwali, or the Festival of Lights. It’s a five-day celebration that includes good food, fireworks, colored sand, and special candles and lamps.
Uploaded by TEDtalksDirector on Apr 4, 2011
http://www.ted.com In a moving and madly viral video last year, composer Eric Whitacre led a virtual choir of singers from around the world. He talks through the creative challenges of making music powered by YouTube, and unveils the first 2 minutes of his new work, “Sleep,” with a video choir of 2,052.
Uploaded by EricWhitacresVrtlChr on Mar 21, 2010
COMPOSED AND CONDUCTED BY:
TEXT BY: Charles Anthony Silvestri
Representing 12 Countries:
United States of America
The 2011 Virtual Choir video features 2052 performances of ‘Sleep’ from 1752 singers in 58 countries, individually recorded and uploaded to YouTube between September 2010 and January 2011. http://virtualchoir.org
Composed and Conducted by Eric Whitacre
Poetry by Charles Anthony Silvestri
Directed by rehabstudio/Cake
Design and Animation by Thiago Maia, David Pocull and Sebastian Baptista
Produced by Christophe Taddei
Audio produced by Floating Earth
Music published by Walton Music
Virtual Choir 2.0 managed by Tony Piper
Eric Whitacre managed by Claire L…
Published on Apr 2, 2012 by EricWhitacresVrtlChr
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Published on Nov 11, 2012 by deutschewelleenglish
It’s tough times in the EU. In the face of stunning austerity, separatist movements are blossoming all across the Union. They believe, they would do better on their own. Is this the end of unity? It’s tough times in the EU. In the face of stunning austerity, separatist movements are blossoming all across the Union. They believe, they would do better on their own. Is this the end of unity?
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Diversity and cultural awareness.
Published on Aug 13, 2012 by TotallyBiasedFX
Sikhs vs. Sheiks: Can’t we all just get along?
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Published on Oct 31, 2012 by NationalGeographic
In Taiwan, respect for the recently deceased includes a lavish funeral complete with exotic dancers.
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