The Supreme Court ruled on several landmark cases this week — not only the Affordable Healthcare Act, but also a challenge to Arizona´s controversial, and influential, immigration law. The court ruled that most, but not all, of the law was unconstitutional. It comes on the heels of President Obama’s announcement that his administration would not deport the 800,000 undocumented immigrants under 30 who arrived here as children. Next, the new movie Beasts of the Southern Wild is a Louisiana fairy tale with a six-year-old hero. Hushpuppy lives with her father in an isolated bayou netherworld they call the Bathtub, a tiny community of scavengers separated from the mainland by a levee. When a storm nearly washes the Bathtub away, Hushpuppy struggles to survive and to make sense of her perilous place in the universe.Then, just in time for Canada’s 145th birthday (July 1 is Canada Day, in case you forgot), Studio 360 gives our northern neighbor a brand makeover. For the last several weeks, we’ve been looking at the image challenge After that, Kurt Andersen and Jian Ghomeshi, the host of Q, the CBC´s daily arts and culture show go head to head in a cross-border cultural quiz. The North American showdown is the culmination to our month-long redesign project. While Studio 360 has been rebranding Canada, Q has been redesigning America.And finally, Canadian folk-rock musicians — Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Cowboy Junkies, k.d. lang, to name a few — have made it big south of the border while retaining something essentially Canadian in their music. Perhaps it’s a sense of longing born of Canada’s wide, empty spaces. [Broadcast Date: June 30, 2012] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kurt Andersen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/120630/rt_stud_120630_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Deepest Cuts´´, by George Packer: Obama and the budget war.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Gwyneth’s World´´, by Lizzie Widdicombe: Gwyneth Paltrow, from movie star to domestic goddess.PROFILES´´The Possibilian´´, by Burkhard Bilger: Delving into the mysteries of brain time. THE SPORTING SCENE´´Queen of the D-League´´, by Ben McGrath: How does a woman coach a men’s basketball team?FICTION´´The Good Samaritan´´, by Thomas McGuane. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/110420/pe_nyer_110420_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Two Speeches´´, by Jeffrey Toobin: Obama vs. Cheney.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Why Not?´´, by Lauren Collins: Larry King on marrying, freestyling, and Twittering.´´Art Attack´´, by Adam Gopnik: Art comes alive at the movies.THE FINANCIAL PAGE´´Board Stiff´´, by James Surowiecki: Why don´t company directors do a better job?ANNALS OF MEDICINE´´The Cost Conundrum´´, by Atul Gawande: Expensive healthcare can be harmful.AMERICAN CHRONICLES´´It´s Spreading´´, by Jill Lepore: How a 1930 outbreak went viral.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Fighting to Survive´´, by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Terminator: Salvation and Jerichow. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/090527/pe_nyer_090527_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue: COMMENT´´Sparrin´ Words´´, by Hendrik Hertzberg: President Obama´s first State of the Union Address. THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´J. D. Salinger´´, by Adam Gopnik: The author´s life and writing. ´´Bearable´´, by Lillian Ross: Friendship with J. D. Salinger.´´A Night at the Movies´´, by John Seabrook: First meeting with J. D. Salinger. A REPORTER AT LARGE´´The Trafficker´´, by Patrick Radden Keefe: The decades-long battle to catch an international arms broker. PERSONAL HISTORY´´The Patch´´, by John McPhee: Fishing for pickerel. THE SKY LINE´´Castle in the Air´´, by Paul Goldberger: Dubai reaches for the sky. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/100203/pe_nyer_100203_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi | Summary and Analysis Book preview: The controversy surrounding these attacks began as soon as news reports were known to the world. There are many questions that to this day still haven´t been answered. Why were the pleas for more security not answered? Who is to blame for the lack of security at the compound? Were these security issues to blame for the deaths of Chris Stevens and Sean Smith? During the attack, why was the team at the annex held for so long? Would a quicker response have saved the lives of the fallen men? After the attacks, was there a cover-up by the State Department to hide who really was to blame for these attacks? Obama and Clinton claim that the movie Innocence of Muslims, along with the already volatile situation in Benghazi, triggered the attacks. They denied any reports that al-Qaeda played any major role in orchestrating what happened. The Senate Intelligence Committee, which was part of the investigation, noted in its report that the situation could have been prevented had the State Department granted the requests for more security. This book contains: Summary of the entire book Chapter-by-chapter breakdown Analysis of the listening experience Download your copy today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ross Elder. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062205/bk_acx0_062205_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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Improve your reading speed and comprehension skills fast, in as little as 15 minutes!Prepping for med school? Assigned hefty reading material from work? Do you hate to study? Is it slow and boring? Would you like to read faster and get more out of your study sessions?Speed Reading: Strategies to Learn Faster, Remember More and Be More Productive teaches you the basics of speed reading so you can get started increasing your learning speed - right away! This audiobook will help you assess your current reading speed and track your progress as your skills improve. You’ll learn essential speed reading techniques, exercises, and strategies to decrease your study time and gain a competitive edge on your classmates or Fortune 500 company employees.Following this manual will give you a greater understanding of what speed reading is all about - it is an art form as much as a technique, and all the greats use it, from Obama and Hillary Clinton to movie stars such as Tom Cruise and Arnold Schwarzenegger.Can you increase your reading speed without sacrificing quality?How do you maintain comprehension?What are the 18 ways to increase your reading speed and your reading comprehension?How to use apps and online programs for faster reading nowWith Speed Reading: Strategies to Learn Faster, Remember More and Be More Productive, you’ll learn the difference between words-per-minute (WPM) and effective words-per-minute (EWPM). You’ll also discover essential skimming techniques that allow you to absorb meaningful words and ignore the rest. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dini Steyn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/107008/bk_acx0_107008_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue: COMMENT´´Borderlines´´, by William Finnegan: The Obama Administration and illegal immigration. THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Great-Man Theory´´, by Ben McGrath: George Steinbrenner´s highs and lows. ´´Blow-Up´´ by Peter Savodnik: Inflatable dolls for movie crowd scenes. A REPORTER AT LARGE´´Emptying the Skies´´, by Jonathan Franzen: The widespread killing of songbirds in Europe. BOOKS ´´Win or Lose´´, by Anthony Gottlieb: No voting system is flawless. But some are less democratic than others. THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Dream Factory´´, by David Denby: A review of Christopher Nolan´s Inception. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/100721/pe_nyer_100721_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.