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At TEDxNYED, former "young Republican" Larry Lessig talks about what Democrats can learn about copyright from their opposite party, considered more conservative. A surprising lens on remix culture.

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A very well built documentary about cannabis and drug prohibition. Does the drug prohibition work? Have a look and think for yourself.

On May 1st, 1945 the Allies broke into the bunker where Hitler was hiding. They found the Dictator – dead.
America’s OSS (office of strategic services) looking for evidence of Nazi war crimes uncovered an archive of Hitlers private home movies.
Without sound they were useless as evidence of war crimes and remained archived for years.
Re-opened recently with the aid of 20th Century technology we can hear what was said.

The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, the Vietnam Conflict or the American War, was a Cold War military conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from November 1, 1955, to April 30, 1975 when Saigon fell. This war followed the First Indochina War and was fought between the communist North Vietnam, supported by its communist allies, and the government of South Vietnam, supported by the United States and other anti-communist nations.

This film shows the irony of a regime where 20 million people lived in poverty, some on the brink of starvation, while former dictator Kim II Sung built extravagant monuments to reflect his power. He fostered a grotesque personality cult, which his son and successor Kim Jong Il perpetuates. All around the capital, Pyongyang, an endless stream of propaganda glorifies the leaders.

An angels and daemons and secret society known as illuminaty has come back to life to destroy a catholic church. Secret masons societies are swathed in mystery, but this “Must-Have” collection digs deep to explore their sometimes disturbing histories. Behind closed doors, cliques of the world’s most powerful men form societies.

Jeremy Bowen presents a look back at the creation of the state of Israel, examining the the events leading up to the Israeli war of Independence in 1949, its impact on Arab/Israeli relations and the implications for the Middle East.

In this episode of "Bring It Home" Dave covers the topics: Nature of Terrorism and Insights into Terrorism. Guest Anna Satterfield discusses working with violence risk-assessment issues. We also hear from Scott Lillibridge, who discusses the Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health. Barbara Quiram teaches us about the emergency preparedness activities within the School of Rural Public Health. Paul Carlton continues the SRPH discussion, covering homeland security medical issues. This episode also features discussion on the "Country Reports on Terrorism 2008."

Fifteen years after the fall of Communism, Marcel Theroux goes on a personal journey through Putin's Russia. He discovers a country that's literally dying.

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