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Summary: For more than a decade The Massachusetts School of Law has produced videos that seek to provide the public with information about crucial legal and non legal subjects facing the country. These are the audio versions of some of those shows. Topics covered include politics, American history, economics, health care, law schools and animal rights.
Extensive video and audio of President Kennedy discussing the Cuban Missile Crisis, as well as the Bay of Pigs decision are included in part two of the Massachusetts School of Law's Program Books Of Our Time, whose subject is author Jim Rasenberger's book; The Brilliant Disaster - JFK, Castro, and America's Doomed Invasion of Cuba's Bay of Pigs.
Author Jim Rasenberger discusses how "Group Think" led to the invasion of Cuba's Bay of Pigs, and how repercussions from that event resound through history - audio podcast
Bee keepers discuss the enormous contribution of bees to the foods we eat, as well as their loss of habitat, how bees are absolutely crucial to our survival because of their enormous contribution to the foods we eat, the crops that benefit from bee pollination, the beautiful relationship between bees and flowering plants, the truth about organic honey, and what we can do to help as the bee population continues to suffer from devastating colony collapse.
MSL Students have been members of several armed forces including the Marines, the Air Force and the Army National Guard and and have participated in training programs at the Nuclear Power School, and the Research Science Institute at the Center for Excellence in Education. The MSL students talk about how how their military experience contributed to their experience of law school, and what they are doing or are planning to do with their degrees.
Are whistleblowers rewarded? Do people who act on their conscience do so because they are superior human beings, and are they treated as such? What factors lead a person to protest and act against seemingly powerful immobile forces? The audio podcast of our interview with Eyal Press.
Glennon discusses the evolution of the quarterback position in the NFL and why he believes Tom Brady is the greatest quarterback to ever play the game: podcast
Audio Podcast: Author Brad Meltzer discusses the incredible list of remarkable individuals in his book, Heroes For My Daughter, including Alex Scott and her ongoing legacy, Alex's Lemonade Stand, Eleanor Roosevelt, Susan B. Anthony, Theodore Roosevelt, The Three Stooges and Hannah Senesh
Winston Groom, both a non-fiction writer and the author of the novel Forrest Gump, goes into details about the Civil War Battle of Shiloh, a battle unlike any that America had ever seen. A pre-cursor to Antietam, with 24,000 casualties, the North and South were both horrified, especially the North, who came very close to losing the battle. Groom discusses how cotton transformed the southern economy and made slavery indispensable economically, the hatred that grew between the north and the south, the southern belief that the yankees were an entirely different species from southerners, the rise of Ulysses’s Grant’s and how Sherman, Grant and McPherson left their army completely exposed to the confederate army and more in this episode of the Massachusetts School of Law’s program Books of Our Time. To listen to the podcast click the play button below, or subscribe to all of MSLawMedia’s podcasts on iTunes. Also available as a video interview.
Boxer "Irish" Mickey Ward about his childhood, his career, his epic battles with Arturo Gatti and what it took to overcome setbacks, defeats, family, and the violent streets of Lowell Massachusetts to ultimately become the famed prize professional boxer that we all now know from the movie The Fighter.
Ellis discusses the marriage and letters of John and Abigail Adams, the accomplishments of John Quincy Adams, how Adams differed from Washington and Jefferson, and about his work in the Continental Congress as well as in the Presidency. Mr. Ellis also discusses George Washington, whom he believes to be the only indispensable Founding Father, from his book ; His Excellency - George Washington, in this podcast.
Concussions and Youth Sports - Why don't manufactures create helmets that better protect the human head? Should children be allowed to play contact sports like hockey and football? What percentage of student athletes suffer concussions during the school year? What do parents and coaches need to know?
The play at all costs mentality in sports has created an epidemic of concussions that in some cases carries the ultimate price. - audio podcast.
Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org discusses how the logic of renewable energy is different than the logic of fossil energy, what temperature the earth should be, cap and trade and cap and dividend solutions, methane gas' potential for catastrophic climate change and why we avoid taking action, the 350 International Day of Climate Action and more...on this episode of The Massachusetts School of Law's Educational Forum.
Audio podcast-Elizabeth Warren discusses the role that credit card companies and ballooning interests rates have played in rapidly increasing mortgage rates as well as the how the over consumption myth is clouding our understanding of the average middle class family.
From World War II, to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, to 9/11 to patriotism to his optimism for the future, American historian Howard Zinn discussed his life's work on this episode of Books of our Time.