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In Focus: Greek Crisis: Trapped Between Ruin and Reform
In Focus: Greek Crisis: Trapped Between Ruin and Reform
Category: Documentaries
Greece, a member of the European Union, is facing bankruptcy. The capital Athens appears to be hurtling towards anarchy. And what about the rural areas? Greeks everywhere seem to realize that things can't go on as before.
TED Talks: Liz Coleman's Call to Reinvent Liberal Arts Education
TED Talks: Liz Coleman's Call to Reinvent Liberal Arts Education
Category: News & Current Affairs
Bennington president Liz Coleman delivers a call-to-arms for radical reform in higher education. Bucking the trend to push students toward increasingly narrow areas of study, she proposes a truly cross-disciplinary education -- one that dynamically combines all areas of study to address the great problems of our day.
Borgen - Episode 4: "100 Days"
Borgen - Episode 4: "100 Days"
(Episode 4) Katrine Fønsmark gets the scoop of her life when an anonymous source contacts her with important security policy information. The pressure is on Birgitte Nyborg to shut up the case -- will she succumb or decide to go her own way?
Borgen - Episode 2: "Count to 90"
Borgen - Episode 2: "Count to 90"
(Episode 2) Birgitte Nyborg is undeniably the winner of the election, doubling her party's seats in parliament. Focus now turns to the negotiation of alliances and the forming of a new government.
Borgen - Episode 1: "Decency in the Middle"
Borgen - Episode 1: "Decency in the Middle"
(Episode 1) The final countdown toward election day is full of surprises on multiple fronts as Denmark prepares for parliamentary elections. Birgitte Nyborg, facing her first election as party leader, decides at the last minute to head in her own direction.
Borgen - Episode 9: "Divide and Rule"
Borgen - Episode 9: "Divide and Rule"
(Episode 9) Though Birgitte is surprised at the Defense Minister's choice of new fighter jets, she allows him to announce the decision on the government's behalf -- and then unpleasant rumors begin to surface.
Borgen - Episode 5: "Men Who Love Women"
Borgen - Episode 5: "Men Who Love Women"
(Episode 5) Birgitte puts forth a proposal for gender quotas on Danish companies' boards of directors, which meets resistance both in and out of government -- and the country's most powerful businessman gives Birgitte an ultimatum.
Borgen - Episode 7: "See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil"
Borgen - Episode 7: "See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil"
(Episode 7) When surveillance equipment is found in the offices of an extreme left-wing political party, it looks like the work of the Danish Security and Intelligence Service - but why?
Borgen - Episode 6: "State Visit"
Borgen - Episode 6: "State Visit"
(Episode 6) Birgitte faces her first state visit, as the president of the former Soviet republic Turgisia is coming on official business that just might fuel the export of Danish wind-energy technology.
Borgen - Episode 3: "The Art of the Possible"
Borgen - Episode 3: "The Art of the Possible"
(Episode 3) After only a few short months as prime minister, Birgitte Nyborg has negotiated her first finance bill into place. But before the final ratification, several members of parliament withdraw their support.
Borgen - Episode 10: "The First Tuesday in October"
Borgen - Episode 10: "The First Tuesday in October"
(Episode 10) Birgitte is hard-pressed in the opinion polls leading up to the start of a new year in Parliament while the Labor Party is picking up headway and clamouring for more influence.
Borgen - Episode 8: "The Silly Season"
Borgen - Episode 8: "The Silly Season"
(Episode 8) It is summer, and not much is going on in Parliament. That is, until Michael Laugesen announces that he has written a book -- to be released in a few days -- containing disclosures of all sorts from his years in politics.
TED Talks: Majora Carter and Nate Silver
TED Talks: Majora Carter and Nate Silver
Category: News & Current Affairs
Majora Carter details her fight for environmental justice in the South Bronx - and shows how minority neighborhoods suffer most from flawed urban policy. And Nate Silver has answers to controversial questions about race in politics: Did Obama's race hurt his votes in some places?
In Focus: The Mexican Drug Lords' Reign of Terror - Standing up to the Cartels
In Focus: The Mexican Drug Lords' Reign of Terror - Standing up to the Cartels
Category: News & Current Affairs
The drug war has been terrorizing Mexico for more than four years now. The Mexican government's efforts to break the increasing power of drug lords have been to no avail, and many police officers also work for the higher-paying cartels.
TED Talks: Thomas Barnett & Eric Berlow
TED Talks: Thomas Barnett & Eric Berlow
Category: News & Current Affairs
International security strategist Thomas Barnett outlines a post-Cold War solution for the foundering US military, and ecologist Eric Berlow doesn't feel overwhelmed when faced with complex systems; he knows that more information can lead to a better, simpler solution.