Daily Archives: December 29, 2015

Europe’s Migrant Challenge Expected to Continue Into 2016


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Published on Dec 29, 2015

Europe in 2015 faced its most severe migration crisis in centuries as an estimated one million people, mostly Muslims, fled war in Syria and poverty in other countries of the Middle East and Africa for western European nations. With another three million people expected in 2016, the mass migration has raised questions about the future of Europe. VOA Europe Correspondent Luis Ramirez reports.

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Earthen Path Organic Farm


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Published on Dec 29, 2015

From the archives: You might say organic farmer Steven Schwen plows a different path through life. One built of a strong connection to the land without many of the trappings we normally would associate as modern-day necessities.

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Fifty Americans Who Shaped the Nation But Missed the History Books (2002)


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Published on Dec 29, 2015

Jacques Martin Barzun (November 30, 1907 – October 25, 2012) was a French-born American historian. Focusing on ideas and culture, he wrote about a wide range of subjects, including baseball and classical music, and is best known as a philosopher of education. In the book Teacher in America (1945), Barzun influenced the training of schoolteachers in the United States.

He published more than forty books, was awarded the American Presidential Medal of Freedom, and was dubbed a knight of the French Legion of Honor. The historical retrospective From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life, 1500 to the Present (2000), widely considered his magnum opus, was published when he was 93 years old.

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John Jay Chapman (March 2, 1862 – November 4, 1933) was an American author.

He was born in New York City.[1] His father, Henry Grafton Chapman, was a broker who eventually became president of the New York Stock Exchange. His grandmother, Maria Weston Chapman, was one of the leading campaigners against slavery and worked with William Lloyd Garrison on The Liberator.[2] He was educated at St. Paul’s School, Concord and Harvard, and after graduating in 1884, Chapman traveled around Europe before returning to study at the Harvard Law School. He was admitted to the bar in 1888, and practiced law until 1898. Meanwhile he had attracted attention as an essayist of unusual merit. His work is marked by originality and felicity of expression, and the opinion of many critics has placed him in the front rank of the American essayists of his day.

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George Bancroft (October 3, 1800 – January 17, 1891) was an American historian and statesman who was prominent in promoting secondary education both in his home state and at the national level. During his tenure as U.S. Secretary of the Navy, he established the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1845. He was a senior American diplomat in Europe. Among his best-known writings is the magisterial series, History of the United States, from the Discovery of the American Continent.

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Bill Nye: We Can Still Save the Planet –– Paris, 2015


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Published on Dec 29, 2015

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Impact of Ebola outbreak in Guinea


CCTV Africa

Published on Dec 29, 2015

The Ebola outbreak began in Guinea – and the country has fought a lengthy battle with the virus, with a devastating impact on its society and the economy.

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Ebola virus outbreak 2 years on

Mixed reactions in Guinea after being declared Ebola free


CCTV Africa

Published on Dec 29, 2015

Guinea has been declared Ebola free. More than 2,500 people have died from the virus since the outbreak started. The World Health Organisation is due to release an official statement on Tuesday.

LIVE: Ebola virus outbreak 2 years on


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Published on Dec 29, 2015

Margaret Harris, the spokesperson for the World Health Organization, Geneva. Talks to Beatrice Marshall about the Ebola outbreak in

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Matt Ridley: “The Evolution of Everything: How New Ideas Emerge” | Talks at Google

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Published on Dec 29, 2015

THE EVOLUTION OF EVERYTHING: HOW IDEAS EMERGE, Matt Ridley’s brilliant and ambitious new book in which he explores his considered belief that evolution—in biology, business, technology, and nearly every area of human culture—trumps deliberate and intelligent design. Like his other big ideas books, The Rational Optimist and Genome, he presents his concepts in accessible and elegant prose, presenting a thesis which is sure to stir controversy and stimulate conversation.

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