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Lackawanna Blues
In a story fueled by rhythm and blues, a young boy’s life is shaped by love and the stories of a cast of characters in the boarding house where he lives. Based on Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s autobiographical play about his relationship with his guardian Rachel Crosby, set in 1950’s and 1960’s Lackawanna, New York. After the separation of his parents, young Ruben, a part-black, part-Hispanic child, is sent to live in a small-scale boarding house run by the kind-hearted "Nanny" Crosby and her younger husband Bill. (DVD 95 min)
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Senator Obama goes to Africa
Senator Barack Obama travels to the land of his ancestry. From South Africa to Kenya to a Darfur refugee camp in Chad, Obama explores the vast continent that is gaining increasing importance in this age of globalization. (DVD 60 min)
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Too Close to Heaven: The History of Gospel Music
Using narration and performance footage, this film traces the 200 year history of gospel music from black churches, to the civil rights movement, to its influence on modern jazz, blues, and rock and roll. (DVD/3 disc set 51 min. each)
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Flags of our Fathers
The life stories of the five Marines and one Naval officer that were forever immortalized as a symbol of WWII by raising the American flag at the battle of Iwo Jima. (DVD 132 min)
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Barack Obama: From his Childhood Years to his Historic Election
Follow Obama through his teenage struggles for self-identity, his student days at Columbia University and Harvard Law School, and his political career in Chicago. Go behind the scenes of Obama’s extraordinarily successful presidential campaign and his journey towards the 2008 Democratic Convention. (DVD 47 min)
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Keita: The Heritage of the Griot
Based on an important work of African oral literature, the Sundjata epic. When a djéliba, a master griot or bard, arrives mysteriously at the home of Mabo Keita to teach him "the meaning of his name," the boy and griot are inevitably brought into conflict with his Westernized mother and schoolteacher, who have rejected African tradition. The griot reveals to Mabo the story of his distant ancestor, Sundjata Keita, the 13th century founder of the great Malian trading empire. (DVD 94 min)

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CEO Exchange
Meet two CEOS who know how to make a gamble pay off. (DVD 60 min)
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The Probability and Statistics Tutor
Achieve success in probability and statistics by learning the material through fully worked example problems. This course takes you through the fundamentals of probability and statistics in a step-by-step fashion suitable for any class or self study. (DVD/3 disc set 600 min)
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Heat: A Global Investigation
Under pressure from governments, green groups, and investors, big businesses, such as the oil and coal companies, electric utilities, and automobile manufacturers, are promising to reshape their approach to the environment, climate change, and carbon emissions. Shows how some corporations around the world are fighting to fend off new regulations while others are repositioning themselves to meet these challenges. Visits the melting glaciers of the Himalayas, Chinese coal companies, Indian SUV makers, and American oil giants, among other locations. (DVD 120 min)
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The Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus Tutor

The Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus Tutor is the easiest way to improve your grades! How does a baby learn to speak? By being immersed in everyday conversation. What is the best way to learn Trig and Pre-Calculus? By being immersed in it! During this course the instructor will work out hundreds of examples with each step fully narrated so no one gets lost! See why thousands have discovered that the easiest way to higher grades is to learn by examples! This course covers the essential materials necessary to prepare a student for a course in Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus. (DVD/2 disc set 300 min)

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Music From the Inside Out
An exploration of the magic and mystery of music through the stories, passions, and artistry of the 105 musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Filmed over a period of five years on three continents, the main character of this film is "Music" itself. Incorporating a blend of well-loved musical works--including classical, jazz, bluegrass, salsa, and world music the film features one of the most eclectic soundtracks of any recent documentary. (DVD 90 min)
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Food, Inc.
Explores the U.S. commercial food industry, examining corporate control of supply and market. The film seeks to demonstrate how the incentive for corporate profit can overwhelm consumer health needs, as well as the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and the environment. Reveals various details of food ingredients and additives, and how a contemporary mass production method of food affects U.S. culture. (DVD 91 min)
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No! Confronting Sexual Assault in Our Community

"No! provides a comprehensive lens through which to examine the impact of sexual violence on black women and girls -- calling to task in particular the behaviors and attitudes of black men in reinforcing a cultural assault ... No! includes messages from violence prevention advocates as well as testimonials from survivors who defy victimization ..."--Container. (DVD 92 min)

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Mourning Becomes Electra
Adapted from the classic play by Eugene O’Neill, set in a time near the end of the Civil War. Poisoning, infidelity, gunshots and shocking family secrets explode in a haunting climax that will never be forgotten. (DVD 157 min)
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The Released
Examines what happens to the hundreds of thousands of mentally ill prisoners when they leave prison and why they return at such alarming rates. Includes the intimate stories of the released, interviews with parole officers, social workers, and psychiatrists. (DVD 60 min)
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Accounting: Using Ledgers
The Standard Deviants uncover the dark secrets of the double nature of accounting, and expose Stan’s unique television network. There are also the hidden mysteries of double-entry accounting, the ledger, balancing accounts, and the general ledger. (DVD/2 disc set 26 min. ea.)
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The Ascent of Money: Boom or Bust
Bestselling author, economist and historian Niall Ferguson takes a look at how money evolved, from the concept of credit and debt in the Renaissance to the emergence of a global economy and the subprime crisis we face today. (DVD 116 min)
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The Merchants of Cool: A Report on the Creators & Marketers of Popular Culture for Teenagers
The world of advertising has become inundated with marketing for teenagers. This episode of Frontline explores the pop culture manipulated and created by corporate America for the American youth. (DVD 60 min)
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Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?
A seven-part documentary series arguing that "health and longevity are correlated with socioeconomic status; people of color face an additional health burden, and our health and well-being are tied to policies that promote economic and social justice. Each of the half-hour program segments, set in different racial/ethnic communities, provides a deeper exploration of the ways in which social conditions affect population health and how some communities are extending their lives be improving them"--Container insert. (DVD 236 min) AV DVD 481


bell hooks: cultural criticism & transformation
Bell Hooks makes a compelling argument for the transformative powers of cultural criticism. She demonstrates how learning to think critically was central to her own self-transformation and how it can play a role in the students’ quest for a sense of agency and identity. Includes footage from many films and music videos, and news coverage. (DVD 66 min)
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A Beautiful Mind
Dramatic biography of John Nash, a mathematical genius, who made an astonishing discovery early in his career and stood on the brink of international acclaim. But the handsome and arrogant Nash soon found himself on a painful and harrowing journey of self-discovery. After many years of struggle, he eventually triumphed over his schizophrenia, and finally, late in life, received the Nobel Prize. (DVD 135 min)
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Barack Obama: The Power of Hope
Historic footage from Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and 2009 inauguration, including the Iowa caucus victory speech, key debates, and inaugural speech. (DVD 13 hr., 36 min)
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Crips and Bloods: Made in America
A cluster of neighborhoods lies in the heart of Southern California, streets that form a grid between concrete ribbons of freeway. Nearly a quarter of its young men will end up in prison. Many others will end up dead. These neighborhoods in South Los Angeles are home to two of the most infamous African-American gangs, the Crips and the Bloods. On these mean streets over the past 30 years, more than 15,000 people have been murdered in an ongoing cycle of gang violence that continues unabated. Here is where America’s most bloody and costly outbreaks in civil unrest erupted - not once, but twice, 27 years and just three miles apart. Combines archival footage with in-depth interviews. (DVD 99 min)
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Sybil
A wrenching true story of a woman whose tortured childhood shattered her into multiple personalities. (DVD 187 min)
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Sharpe’s Revenge Collection Set (5 discs)
A maverick British officer lives a life of adventure during the Napoleonic wars. Based on the novels by Bernard Cornwell. (DVD/5 disc set 500 min)
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King of the Infomercial: A.J. Kumani (ABC News Nightline)

There’s a fine art to selling earlobe lifts, inflatable massage boots, and mini-staircases for arthritic dogs. This ABC News program enters the strange world of A. J. Kubani and his New Jersey-based company, Telebrands, a purveyor of quirky household products showcased in late-night TV infomercials. In a one-on-one interview, Kubani discusses his main strategy: identifying a mundane, irksome problem and immediately offering a quick fix. "Preventions don’t sell," he declares, demonstrating a keen awareness of his customer base while conceding the hit-or-miss nature of his product line. The program also provides a behind-the-scenes look at pitching and shooting a Telebrands infomercial. (DVD 12 min)

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Obama: All Access
60 Minutes tracks the rise of Barack Obama from Senator to President with behind-the-scenes access over a two-year period. Contains material from six separate broadcast segments, and includes major public appearances and speeches. (DVD 240 min)
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Zora’s Roots: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston
This program examines the life of author and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston. The film follows Hurston, best known for her novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, to the subtropical paradise that shaped her childhood and her life’s work - where she returned again and again for inspiration and solace. This documentary tells her story through the people who knew her and the places and events that she brought to the world through her writing. (DVD 60 min)
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Probability

Contents description from container: Introduction to probability, simple probability, joint probability, the addition rule, the multiplication rule, counting principles, permutations, probability and permutations, combinations, probability and combinations, binomial distribution, conditional probability, Bayes’ Rule, expected value of a probability distribution. (DVD/2 discs 4 hr)

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A Moment in History: The Inauguration of Barack Obama
Features one of the most important events in history, and includes the pre-inaugural events from the morning of January 20, 2009, the Oath of Office and Inaugural Speeches in their entirety, benediction from Dr. Joseph Lowery, recitation by Elizabeth Alexander, and much more. (DVD 150 min)
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Spanish: Using Ser & Estar
Learn the basics of the Spanish language. (DVD/3 disc set 15 min. each)
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Spanish: Using Articles & Pronouns
Learn the basics of the Spanish language.(DVD/3 disc set 15 min. each)
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Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes
A look at the conceptualization of masculinity in hip-hop culture. Includes interviews with prominent rappers, music industry executives, and social critics. (DVD 61 min)

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Let Freedom Sing: How Music Inspired the Civil Rights Movement
One of the most powerful movements in American history is told through the singers and songwriters who fought for change with their music. Highlights include the influence of WDIA radio in Memphis and the influence of Harry Belafonte, Phil Ochs and other performers. (DVD 102 min)
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Planet Earth: The Complete Series
This eleven part series presents a tour of the entire planet Earth, including the poles, mountains, waters, caves, deserts, plains and jungles. Using high-definition photography and revolutionary ultra-high speed cameras, this series captures rare action, impossible locations and intimate moments with our planet’s best-loved and most elusive creatures. (DVD/5 disc set 823 min)
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Leonard Bernstein’s Candide: A Comic Operetta in Two Acts
Leonard Bernstein’s brilliant comic operetta is based on the classic Voltaire tale of an innocent young man’s journey through a life filled with colorful characters and unexpected life lessons. Performed in concert-style. (DVD 116 min)
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John Adams
While our new nation was suffering attacks from both within and without, John Adams had a vision of a nation of liberty and justice for all. He guided his peers--General George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson--in setting the values and agenda for a glorious, free America. Adams and his wife Abigail refined these ambitious democratic ideals, and their partnership became one of the most moving love stories in American history. (DVD/3 disc set 501 min)
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The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World
Bestselling author, economist and historian Niall Ferguson takes a look at how money evolved, from the concept of credit and debt in the Renaissance to the emergence of a global economy and the subprime crisis we face today. (DVD 240 min)
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Buffett & Gates: Go Back to School
The two wealthiest men in America, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, offer advice to students at a question-and-answer session hosted by the University of Nebraska’s School of Business Administration, addressing such topics as how to get a job, how to achieve success, and how to have a positive impact on the world. (DVD 57 min)
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Philadelphia
Two competing lawyer join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops, their courage overcomes the prejudice and corruption of their powerful adversaries. (DVD/2 disc set 125 min)
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I Got the Feelin’: James Brown in the ‘60s
From his early start singing in a prison gospel group to his transformation into The Godfather of Soul, James had the feeling. It was real and powerful and managed to jump the color barrier and grabbed a hold of black and white audiences alike. Pays tribute not only to James Brown’s enormous contribution to American music, but also reveals his often overlooked impact on American race relations. (DVD/3 disc 5 1/2 hr)
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Minds on Campus
Explores the world of student mental health post-Virginia Tech, looking at issues of confidentiality, when schools can and should take action, and the necessity of looking at specifics of individual cases. Includes the perspective of experts in suicide prevention, the mother of a college student who committed suicide, a lawyer, a college administrator, and a psychiatrist. (DVD 15 min)
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ABC News Nightline: Women Gamblers/Anatomy of a Twinkie/Flirt in Traffic
Two decades ago, only a handful of women sought treatment for gambling addiction. Now the number has shot up into the millions. And not just in Las Vegas. In Oregon, casinos outside American Indian reservations are illegal. But Oregon’s lottery operates video poker machines throughout the state, and they’re featured prominently in a chain of popular delicatessens, where the setting might be brighter and less smoky than the stereotypical casino, but the stakes can be just as high. ABC’s Jessica Yellin has the story of one woman who wagered it all, and lost it all. -- The incredible, edible Twinkie. What seems like a simple bit of yellow cake and vanilla filling is in fact the end product of a very complicated process. Though the secret of the Twinkie recipe is very closely guarded, a food writer who is a bit obsessed with the famous confection broke it down into 39 ingredients - yes, 39 . ABC’s John Berman goes inside the Twinkie. -- Ever see someone cute pull up in the convertible next to you? The light changes, the person speeds off, and you never see each other again. Well, a new Web site works to ensure that first fleeting meeting won’t be your last. (DVD 20 min)
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We Shall Remain: America Through Native Eyes

"They were charismatic and forward thinking, imaginative and courageous, compassionate and resolute, and, at times, arrogant, vengeful and reckless. For hundreds of years, Native American leaders from Massasoit, Tecumseh, and Tenskwatawa, to Major Ridge, Geronimo, and Fools Crow valiantly resisted expulsion from their lands and fought the extinction of their culture. Sometimes, their strategies were militaristic, but more often they were diplomatic, spiritual, legal and political ... These five documentaries spanning almost four hundred years tell the story of pivotal moments in U.S. history from the Native American perspective, upending two-dimensional stereotypes of American Indians as simply ferocious warriors or peaceable lovers of the land"--Container. (DVD/3 disc set 394 min)

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Norton Recorded Anthology of Western Music (Volume One: Ancient to Baroque)
"For use with Norton anthology of western music, 6th edition (Burkholder/Palisca, eds.), and A history of western music, 8th edition (Burkholder/Grout/Palisca)"—Containers (CD/6 disc set)
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Norton Recorded Anthology of Western Music (Volume Two: Classic to Romantic)
"For use with Norton anthology of western music, 6th edition (Burkholder/Palisca, eds.), and A history of western music, 8th edition (Burkholder/Grout/Palisca)"—Containers (CD/6 disc set)
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Norton Recorded Anthology of Western Music (Volume Three: Twentieth Century)
"For use with Norton anthology of western music, 6th edition (Burkholder/Palisca, eds.), and A history of western music, 8th edition (Burkholder/Grout/Palisca)"—Containers (CD/6 disc set)
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Let Freedom Sing: The Music of the Civil Rights Movement
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Long Road to Freedom: An Anthology of Black Music
Bonus DVD special features: "Harry Belafonte’s reminiscence of that special period [i.e. 1960’s] ... biographies of key participants and musicians, web site links, a message from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and much more"--Book, p. [9]. (CD/5 disc set + bonus DVD)
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We Can’t Afford to be Color Blind: Challenges for Professionals of Color and Allies





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