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Blessed Frassati (Original version with subtitles)

Blessed Frassati (Original version with subtitles)

Flaccid paralysis of lower body, arrest of reflexes, paralysis of left arm, unable to sit on the bed due to degeneration of spinal column, irregular breathing due to onset of paralysis of the diaphragm. Marco? My brother said he hadn’t been able to sleep for over four days. What did your father say about that? He was the one who called the second doctor, he was almost beside himself. No one knew what he had, fever, vomiting… It was terrible,…

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Cuban Caricature and Culture: The Art of Massaguer | Art Loft 802 Segment

Cuban Caricature and Culture: The Art of Massaguer | Art Loft 802 Segment

My name is Francis Luca, I’m the chief librarian here at the Wolfsonian, Florida International University. I’m the curator of this installation that’s looking at Conrado Walter Massaguer, a Cuban publisher, art director, illustrator, and caricaturist. He was born in Cuba in 1889. He actually left and fled with his family when the Spaniards invaded during one of the Independence Wars, and so he grew up kind of bi-culturally, and multi-culturally, and so I think for that reason, he was…

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Finding freedom in the forest | Penny’s story

Finding freedom in the forest | Penny’s story

It’s a very simple thing to do, to walk through the woods, to listen and to hear the birds and things. When I was told I did have multiple sclerosis I was frightened, I was angry, I was terrified that all of a sudden I’ll be in a wheelchair and my life would actually just stop. All the things and bright ideas I had to do wasn’t going to happen. I never thought I’d be able to go in to…

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To Life: The Liberation of Ravensbrück

To Life: The Liberation of Ravensbrück

VANDEBURGT: My name is Melissa Minds VandeBurgt, and I’m the head of Archives, Special Collections and Digital Initiatives here at the Bradshaw Library at FGCU. The intention for the exhibition really came initially from my desire to want to do something to honor the 75th anniversary of the liberation. But I really wanted to focus on the courage and the heroes and the survivors. And then I heard about the Swedish Red Cross white bus rescue action. So I was…

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Freedom Planet’s Development: From Sonic Fan Game to Cult Classic | The Art of…Success?

Freedom Planet’s Development: From Sonic Fan Game to Cult Classic | The Art of…Success?

– [JAMES] Recently I covered Mighty No. 9, a video game that was funded predominantly through the crowdfunding website Kickstarter and managed to raise over $4 million USD. However, upon its release in 2016, it was a critical and commercial failure that disappointed many, myself included. But today we’re shifting gears slightly. We’re talking about Freedom Planet, a game that managed to raise a far lower amount of money from Kickstarter and had a team behind it that didn’t exactly…

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History vs. Che Guevara – Alex Gendler

History vs. Che Guevara – Alex Gendler

His face is recognized all over the world. The young medical student who became a revolutionary icon. But was Che Guevara a heroic champion of the poor or a ruthless warlord who left a legacy of repression? Order, order. Hey, where have I seen that guy before? Ahem, your Honor, this is Ernesto Che Guevara. In the early 1950s, he left behind a privileged life as a medical student in Argentina to travel through rural Latin America. The poverty and…

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The hand-drawn map of North America: Portrait of a Continent

The hand-drawn map of North America: Portrait of a Continent

(acoustic blues guitar music) – This map is sort of a love letter to the real world, in a lot of ways. Certainly a love letter to North America. When I was 21 I moved from New Zealand to the United States with a one-way ticket, but I ended up staying for two years, all across the States and Canada, and immediately the geography of North America completely blew my mind, it’s a magnificent place. From the tundra in the…

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Why Does Iran Hate America?

Why Does Iran Hate America?

Earlier this month the United States assassinated senior Iranian General Qassem Suleimani claiming he was undermining security But does the United States really care about democracy and good governance in the middle east? Suleimani was Iran’s second most prominent public figure and was the commander of the Quds Force, the extra-territorial wing of the country’s revolutionary guard or IRGC. a bit like the SAS, just a lot bigger, with its own ballistic missile program and…. aviator sunglasses, lots of them….

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3. Locke: Equality, Freedom, Property and the Right to Dissent

3. Locke: Equality, Freedom, Property and the Right to Dissent

Prof: If so, then let’s go on to John Locke, another major scientist and another major founder of political and social philosophy and theory. I’ll do again what I did with Hobbes. We will again do briefly, for those who are not interested in lives and history. So first I introduce you, our friend today, John Locke. He was born in 1642 in Somerset. His father was a captain in a parliamentary army; a kind of small gentry, not particularly…

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The Graduation – Advance America Customer Experience

The Graduation – Advance America Customer Experience

There was a young lady to come into our Center she had about believe three or four kids One of them was upon graduation She came in completely distraught Because she needed the funds for her daughter to graduate and as we all know that’s a very big moment in any parents lives she stated that she had been to two other companies in which She could not obtain the loan. However, we were able to take her in get…

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