Gardening for Ozone Air Quality
Air quality continues to be a public-health concern. Some of the nation's worst ozone pollution occurs in suburbs and even in parks that are downwind from sources of pollution. Ozone amounts can vary widely from one neighborhood to the next, and government ozone-monitoring stations cannot cover all of them. Experts are finding that gardeners can play an important role in monitoring ozone-related air quality....
The Women Who Kept the Songs from India to Israel: The Musical Heritage of Cochin
For centuries Jewish women along India's Malabar Coast filled songbooks with Jewish-themed music sung in Malayam at weddings, community celebrations and rituals. The subsequent influx of Jews from other nations splintered the Jews of Cochin (the present day port city of Kochi, India) and caused many to emigrate, principally to Israel. With them went a rich musical heritage that might have been lost to...
Law Day 2008: The Rule of Law in Established and Emerging Countries
The Law Library of Congress presented a panel discussion in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Law Day. The panel, moderated by Judge Harry T. Edwards, examined what the Rule of Law means to established and emerging countries. Opening remarks were provided by Senator Lindsey Graham, South Carolina. Participating were Rob Boone, director of the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative; Rosa Brooks,...
Publishing Trends in the Islamic Republic of Iran
The Near East Section of The African Middle Eastern Division and the John W. Kluge Center presented a lecture by Nasrollah Pourjavady, Distinguished Visiting Scholar from Tehran University at the Roshan Persian Studies Center of the University of Maryland. He discussed "Publishing Trends In the Islamic Republic of Iran."
The New Deal Legacy and Contemporary Scholarship, Part 2
New Deal at 75 symposium, 2008 March 13-14 | American Folklife Center symposium, 2008-03-13 to 2008-03-14
The "New Deal" Franklin Delano Roosevelt had promised the American people began to take shape immediately after his inauguration on March 4, 1933. The multi-faceted social, cultural and fiscal recovery program aimed to reform and reinvigorate national life, and to end the Great Depression. Many New Deal administrators believed that art could be a part of the daily lives of all Americans, not just...
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Various - Brannan, Beverly W. - Birney, Alice L. (Alice Lotvin) - Breiseth, Christopher Neri - Camp, Charles - Clark, Robert William - Cleary, Beth M. - Cole, John Young - Dimunation, Mark G. - Gottesman, Laura - Kalin, Andrea - Katzman, Laura - Kazin, Michael - Kerst, Catherine Hiebert - McDannell, Colleen - Morgan, Mindy J. - Peatross, C. Ford - Rachleff, Peter J. - Remsberg, Rich - Sapoznik, Henry - Tidwell, John Edgar - Wiltsey, Tom - Zvonchenko, Walter - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress - National New Deal Preservation Association - United States. National Archives and Records Administration
The Beehive Band
The Beehive Band performs traditional Mormon string band music from Utah, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
Charles Simic on the Art of Translation
Charles Simic will make the final appearance of his tenure as U.S. Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry when he presents a lecture on poetry translation at the Library of Congress. The position of Poet Laureate is limited to a one or two-year term. Simic did not wish to be considered for a second year, as he wants to devote more time to the writing...
Alan Leshner Discusses New Science of Addiction and What It Means to Society
Advances in science in recent decades have revolutionized the understanding of the nature of drug abuse and addiction and what society needs to do about them. According to Alan Leshner, chief executive officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), there is now a clear understanding that drug abuse and addiction are bio-behavioral phenomena with important biological, behavioral and social-context components....
The Beehive Band
American Folklife Center concert, 2008-04-24 | Beehive Band, traditional Mormon string band music From Utah | Beehive Band | Homegrown 2008, the music of America
The Beehive Band perform traditional Mormon string band music from Utah as part of the American Folklife Center's Homegrown Concert Series.
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Chinua Achebe: 50th Anniversary of "Things Fall Apart" (Morning)
Through his fiction and non-fiction works, Nigerian author Chinua Achebe has sought to repair the damage done to the continent of Africa and its people as a result of European colonization. This is best exemplified in his most famous novel "Things Fall Apart," one of the first African novels written in English to achieve national acclaim. Set in the 1890s, the novel deals with...
From Vienna to Chicago and Back
Distinguished Austrian historian Gerald Stourzh, professor emeritus at the University of Vienna, is one of the few prominent scholars equally at home with U.S. history and the history of central Europe. Stourzh discussed his storied career and his latest book, a collection of 15 essays previously published from 1953 to 2005, in a lecture at the Library of Congress titled "Traces of an Intellectual...
Library of Congress Honors Herman Wouk with Literary Award
Writer Herman Wouk received the first Library of Congress Lifetime Achievement Award for the Writing of Fiction. During this event, ABC News' Martha Raddatz, William Safire of The New York Times and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg read from Wouk's novels. Jimmy Buffett spoke about his relationship with Wouk and performed songs from the musical "Don't Stop the Carnival," based on Wouk's novel...
Gary Haleamau performs traditional Hawai'ian music from Las Vegas at the Library of Congress, August 20, 2008. videorecording | videorecording ; 70 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). August 20, 2008. (Date). Videorecording (Form).
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India and the United States: Reinventing Partnership
The relationship between the United States and India and its likely evolution in the next decade is the topic of a lecture at the Library of Congress by Ambassador Teresita Schaffer, holder of the Henry Alfred Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the John W. Kluge Center. Schaffer presents "India and the United States: Reinventing Partnership." Schaffer discusses whether the relationship...
The Real Thing: Using Collections for Collaborative Conservation
The British Library is one of the top libraries in the world with responsibilities for a large number of books, approximately 625 kilometers (400 miles) of shelved items, including iconic books. In the United Kingdom, this responsibility is shared with five other legal deposit libraries. Many of the items are now becoming fragile, depending on the paper used to make them and the subsequent...