Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Frontline: The Storm

Frontline: The Storm
Originally Broadcast 11/22/2005

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This report examines the chain of decisions that slowed federal response to the calamity in New Orleans, government's failure to protect thousands of Americans from a natural disaster that long had been predicted, and the state of America's disaster-response system four years after 9/11.

Correspondent and producer Martin Smith chronicles the disaster and the decision-making and relief efforts, drawing on footage of the devastation and suffering in New Orleans and interviews with key government officials from New Orleans to Washington. The interviews include former Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Michael Brown -- in his first televised interview since he resigned -- Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge and former Deputy Secretary James Loy.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Las Chicas - Tokyo Salon

Newly Renovated Tokyo Salon offers cocktails, Spanish food, and Cigars for discerning clientele who expect to enter into a space filled with an atmosphere unlike any other. The open-air terrace is especially pleasant throughout Tokyo's warmer seasons. Situated within the hustle and bustle of Las Chicas and in the heart of Aoyama.

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Monday, November 07, 2005

Karen Armstrong: Myths and the Modern World

NPR : Karen Armstrong: Myths and the Modern World
Talk of the Nation, November 7, 2005

As soon as people became aware of their own mortality, writes Karen Armstrong, they created stories that gave their lives meaning, explained their relationship to the spiritual world, and instructed them on how to live their lives.
“Human beings fall easily into despair, and from the very beginning we invented stories that enabled us to place our lives in a larger setting, that revealed an underlying pattern, and gave us a sense that, against all the depressing and chaotic evidence to the contrary, life had meaning and value.”