Monthly Archives: March 2013

Play It Again, Sam

Play It Again, Sam

Woody Allen’s wonderful comedy was his first film with Diane Keaton, a relationship that would eventually bring them both Oscar (“Annie Hall”). Allen plays Allen, a fanatical movie buff with an outrageous recurring hallucination: Humphrey Bogart offering tips on how to make it with the ladies. His married friends Dick and Linda (Tony Roberts and Diane Keaton) fix him up with several eligible young ladies, but his self-confidence is so weak that he’s a total failure with them all. Eventually, Allen discovers that there is one woman he’s himself with: Linda, his best friend’s wife. The final scene is a terrific takeoff on “Casablanca’s” classic ending, complete with roaring plane propellers, heavy fog and Bogart-style trenchcoats.
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For Democracy’s Future: Education Reclaims Our Civic Mission (Part 1)

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, other senior Obama Administration officials and civic education, government, business and philanthropy leaders gather to discuss the importance of civic learning and engagement in democracy for the 21st century. The event marks the release of “A Crucible Moment: College Learning and Democracy’s Future,” a new report to the Department of Education from leading civic scholars and practitioners, as well as the Department’s own report, “Advancing Civic Learning and Engagement in Democracy: A Road Map and Call to Action.” The event will also highlight the new American Commonwealth Partnership, which aims to bring together thousands of universities, colleges, community colleges, schools and other civic partners to promote civic education, civic mission and civic identity throughout all of education in the United States. January 10, 2012.

The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin

Boston proper meets the Wild West as Roddy McDowall, Suzanne Pleshette, and Karl Malden star in a fish-out-of-water comedy for everyone! To restore his family’s lost wealth, a young Boston lad stows away on a ship bound for the California Gold Rush. When their very proper butler gives chase, all roads lead to nonstop adventure, wild and woolly characters, and a lucky punch that leads to a bonanza of belly laughs!
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Interview with Donald G. Martin, WWII veteran. CCSU Veterans History Project

Interview conducted by Vincent Roche. Donald Martin was drafted into the US Navy in the spring of 1944. He went to Bainbridge, MD for basic training, and then received an addition 12 weeks of specialized training as a navy hospital corpsman. His first job was in the Naval Hospital in Bethesda, MD where he worked in the venereal disease ward. After about 8 weeks of hospital duty, he was reassigned overseas to Tinian Island. He was assigned to the Navy Military Hospital #204 where he was promoted to a Pharmacist’s Mate 3rd class. The hospital was relatively small, although it was well supplied. This hospital was specifically for Japanese and Korean civilians on Tinian Island, and many of the doctors and nurses in the hospital were Japanese citizens. Although, the war was declared over, Martin was stationed on the island until May of 1946. He was discharged as a Pharmacist’s Mate 2nd class by the end of May 1946. He then returned to Penn State to continue his studies as an industrial engineer, at which time he also joined a reserve unit, which he notes was an extremely inactive unit. After graduation he was working in Detroit at the Ingersoll Rand Company, when he was called to report for duty in Sept. 1950. When he reported for duty he was instead inducted into the Marine Corps as a Staff Sergeant, and went to Field Medical Service School at Camp Lejeune for eight weeks of training. By December of 1950, Martin was in Korea and assigned to the Charlie Medical unit, part of
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Where Does the US Economy Go From Here?

Experts on the economy discuss the country’s financial future. Participants include Neil Irwin who writes about the US economy and the Federal Reserve for The Washington Post. Tom Keene, editor-at-large at Bloomberg News. Robert J. Samuelson writes a weekly column on political, economic and social issues for the Washington Post and Newsweek. Bruce V. Rauner, Chairman of GTCR, an billion venture capital and private equity firm based in Chicago. Dartmouth professor of economics David Blanchflower.