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.
Senior Administration officials, including Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, host a forum on protecting creators and consumers from intellectual property theft. December 15, 2010. Video Rating: 2 / 5
Plugging into Energy Independence with 150 MPG Vehicles (Part 1 of 2) – Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming – 2007-07-12 – Continuing its examination of promising technologies to cut our nation’s oil dependence and global warming pollution, this Thursday the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming will explore the potential of plug-in hybrid vehicles. Plug-in hybrids are similar to regular hybrids in that they have both an electric and gasoline motor, but are also fitted with an additional battery pack that can be plugged in, supplying enough power to travel 20 to 60 miles on a single charge rather than on gasoline. Combined with more renewable energy powering the electric grid, and cleaner ethanol fuels, plug-in hybrids can be a significant factor in the drive towards energy independence and putting the brakes on global warming. The hearing will be followed by a hands-on demonstration of the cars on the Capitol grounds. Witnesses: Frank Gaffney, President, Center for Security Policy; Rob Lowe, Actor and Advocate; David Vieau, President and CEO, A123 Systems; Will Wynn, Mayor of Austin, Texas. Video provided by the US House of Representatives. Video Rating: 4 / 5
owendell.com Visit with Owen Dell, leading sustainable landscaping advocate and architect as he discusses our cities 3-Day Food Supply and “How to Have an Edible Landscape”. You can find Owen’s book, “Sustainable Landscaping for Dummies” here www.owendell.com Video Rating: 5 / 5
Mona and the ladies wait for the mystery guest to arrive at the Blue Moon lodge. Mona can’t contain her curiosity about the visiting Countryman. Muther Mucka the old Mutha Fucker has something in mind for Mona, she might find out who the mystery man is in a whole different way than she expected. Mona and Muther Mucka grow a little closer though when she shares with Mona that she used to have a son. A son that she cared for deeply and he ran away when he was 16. Meanwhile on the Mexican vacation, Mary Anne finds herself on the first night alone with Mr. Could Be Right.