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6. Expansion and Slavery: Legacies of the Mexican War and the Compromise of 1850
 
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The Civil War and Reconstruction (HIST 119) In this lecture, Professor Blight discusses some of the conflicts, controversies, and compromises that led up to the Civil War. After analyzing Frederick Douglass's 1852 Fourth of July speech and the inherent conflict between American slavery and American freedom, the lecture moves into a lengthy discussion of the war with Mexico in the 1840s. Professor Blight explains why northerners and southerners made "such a fuss" over the issue of slavery's expansion into the western territories. The lecture ends with the crisis over California's admission to statehood and the Compromise of 1850. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Douglass's July Fourth Speech 12:36 - Chapter 2. The Election of 1844 and the Mexican War 25:52 - Chapter 3. Slavery in the West? The Legacy of the Mexican War 36:54 - Chapter 4. A Shrinking South? The South's Stance on Slavery in the West 42:36 - Chapter 5. Plans Leading to the Compromise of 1850 49:24 - Chapter 6. The Election of 1848 and Conclusion Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses This course was recorded in Spring 2008.
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Five Good Ideas: Listening and learning - Indigenous Peoples and human rights
 
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Commissioners Karen Drake (citizen of the Métis Nation of Ontario) and Maurice Switzer (citizen of the Mississaugas of Alderville First Nation) of the Ontario Human Rights Commission joined Chief Commissioner Renu Mandhane to discuss ways to move forward with human rights in the era of reconciliation and nation-to-nation relationship building. A note from Karen Drake: During the program, I forgot to explain the source of my understanding of the story of “Nanaboozhoo and the Maple Trees.” I first came across this story in an article by Lana Ray & Paul Nicholas Cormier, who are from Lake Helen First Nation. My understanding has been shaped by their discussion in their article: Lana Ray & Paul Nicholas Cormier, “Killing the Weendigo with Maple Syrup: Anishinaabe Pedagogy and Post-Secondary Research” (2012) 35:1 Can J Native Education 163 at 165, citing Michael J Caduto & Joseph Bruchac, Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children (Colorado: Fulcrum Publishing, 1989) at 145.
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David Morgan -- Satisfaction and Opportunity in Chaotic Times, Ellis Martin Report
 
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Space, Inc. - Fault Lines
 
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Fault Lines will boldly go where no program has gone before to explore what happens when aggressive corporations search for profits in outer space. For more Fault Lines: http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/fault-lines.html
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Submerged and Lake-front land for sale. Not Buildable.
 
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This land is about 20-30 feet wide at the widest. It is between Aberfeldy Ave N. and the lake. It is right beside 7211 57Th Ave N. Pinellas County Parcel # 31/30/16/10223/001/0391. If you are interested in buying or leasing this property, or think you may have any ideas or use for this property, please Email me and let me know.
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Bureau of Land Management
 
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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is an agency within the United States Department of the Interior that administers more than 247.3 million acres (1,001,000 km2) of public lands in the United States constituting one-eight of the landmass of the country. President Harry S. Truman created the BLM in 1946 by combining two existing agencies— the General Land Office and the Grazing Service. The agency in addition manages the federal government's nearly 700 million acres (2,800,000 km2) of subsurface mineral estate located beneath federal, state and private lands severed from their surface rights by the Homestead Act of 1862. Most BLM public lands are located in one of 12 western states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. The mission of the BLM is "to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations." Originally BLM holdings were described as "land nobody wanted" because homesteaders had passed them by. All the same, ranchers hold nearly 18,000 permits and leases for livestock grazing on 155 million acres (630,000 km2) of BLM public lands. The agency manages 221 wilderness areas, 20 national monuments and some 636 other protected areas as part of the National Landscape Conservation System totaling about 30 million acres (120,000 km2). There are more than 63,000 oil and gas wells on BLM public lands; total energy leases generated approximately $5.4 billion in 2013, an amount divided among the Treasury, the states and Native American groups. This video is targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons image source in video
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Elliott West: "The Great Coincidence: The California Gold Rush and the Re-making of America"
 
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Elliott West, author and professor of history at the University of Arkansas, begins the Teach-In on the Western Frontier.
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Wyoming
 
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Wyoming /waɪˈoʊmɪŋ/ is a state in the mountain region of the Western United States. Wyoming is the 10th most extensive, but the least populous and the second least densely populated of the 50 United States. The western two thirds of the state is covered mostly with the mountain ranges and rangelands in the foothills of the Eastern Rocky Mountains, while the eastern third of the state is high elevation prairie known as the High Plains. Cheyenne is the capital and the most populous city in Wyoming, with a population of 62,448 (as of the 2013 census). This video is targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons image source in video
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Nevada
 
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Nevada is a state in the western, mountain west, and southwestern regions of the United States. Nevada is the 7th most extensive, the 35th most populous, and the 9th least densely populated of the 50 United States. Nearly three-quarters of Nevada's people live in Clark County, which contains the Las Vegas–Paradise metropolitan area where the state's three largest incorporated cities are located. Nevada's capital is Carson City. Nevada is officially known as the "Silver State" due to the importance of silver to its history and economy. It is also known as the "Battle Born State", because it achieved statehood during the Civil War; "Sagebrush State", for the native eponymous plant; and "Sage hen State." Nevada is largely desert and semiarid, with much of it located within the Great Basin. Areas south of the Great Basin are located within the Mojave Desert, while Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada lie on the western edge. Approximately 86% of the state's land is managed by various jurisdictions of the U.S. federal government, both civilian and military. This video is targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons image source in video
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House Floor Session – part 2D  5/3/18
 
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This is the fourth and final portion of the Thursday House Floor Session. CALENDAR FOR THE DAY. SF3656 (Knoblach) Omnibus Supplemental Finance bill. Runs 2 hour, 34 minutes. * Connect with House Public Information Services: www.house.mn/hinfo/hinfo.asp * Find Minnesota House of Representatives news and updates at Session Daily: www.house.mn/sessiondaily/ *Connect with the Minnesota House of Representatives: www.house.mn
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Matthew Wasniewski - Hispanic Americans in Congress 1822 - 2012
 
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Hispanic Americans in Congress. 1822-2012 Matthew Wasniewski Presentation to Center for Legislative Archives Archives I July 31, 2014
OWL Videoconference: Alaska Sequicentennial, September 13, 2017
 
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Panel discussion on the 150th Anniversary of the purchase of Russian interests in Alaska. Presenters: Wayne Jensen, Juneau Terrance Cole, Fairbanks Stephen Haycox, Anchorage Aaron Leggett, Anchorage Ross Coen, Seattle The panel was moderated by Ron Inouye in Fairbanks. This program was presented by the Alaska Library Network and funded by the Alaska Historical Commission.
GEORGE OCHENSKI: Federal land transfer movement running out of options.
 
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http://missoulian.com/news/opinion/columnists/george-ochenski-federal-land-transfer-movement-running-out-of-options/article_a1e2d5c4-04d9-56c5-bffa-60c1f617345a.html GEORGE OCHENSKI: Federal land transfer movement running out of options. Those with good memories will recall the so-called Sagebrush Rebellion of the '70s and '80s in which those seeking more resource extraction in the West demanded state and local control of federal lands. That “rebellion,” going nowhere, morphed into the misnamed “Wise Use” movement. Same bad actors, same bad goals. When that fizzled, the latest incarnation, primarily centered in Utah, turned to armed occupation of federal lands and facilities by individuals like the Bundys, who believed their god told them to take the land by force. But like all the former failures, fortunately for our publicly owned federal lands, the latest batch of transfer proponents are simply running out of options. Last week, in a body blow to the land transfer efforts, Western states’ attorneys general voted 11 to 1 to accept a highly technical analysis that found a potential lawsuit seeking 30 million acres of federal land be ceded to the Utah, is unlikely to succeed, despite the state’s unenlightened legislature appropriating $2 million on lawyers. When you consider that Montana’s Republican Attorney General Tim Fox was among the overwhelming majority of AGs to support the report’s conclusion, it becomes clear that this is not a finding that is tainted by politics or partisan influences. That’s bolstered by the fact that of the AGs from Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming, seven are Republicans, three are Democrats and one is an Independent. It is particularly notable that Fox’s Chief Deputy Attorney General, Alan Joscelyn, contributed legal research and analysis to the report, which was two years in the making. While this may seem like no big deal, those familiar with Joscelyn’s past as one of the leading attorneys for mining corporations in Montana will be assured that if a land transfer lawsuit had a chance in court, he would have uncovered it. In fact, the report relies heavily on past Supreme Court and federal court precedents to refute the potential to legally force the federal government to cede its lands to states. As reported by the Associated Press, the analysis “found that the U.S. Supreme Court has repeatedly ruled that the Property Clause of the Constitution gives the U.S. government the right to own public lands and keep them public and the exclusive power to decide whether to dispose of them or sell them off… and has also found the government's authority under the Property Clause of the Constitution ‘has no limitations.’" In the meantime, another ill-fated attempt to take federal lands by force is heading toward a conclusion in federal court in Portland, Oregon. Visit CHAOS View Archive For More CHAOS NEWS: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUiFq-IUU64l62ygPdbVnIA . [email protected] . #trump donald trump potus sean spicer chinada3 . https://challengingtherhetoric.wordpress.com/2017/01/22/new-allegations-of-multi-state-merchant-services-credit-card-fraud-and-money-laundering-lobbied-against-former-florida-ftc-robocall-defendant-jaime-spears-aldazabal-by-prominent-members-of-the-milit/ . CHAOS VIEW ARCHIVE . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdMT8gFI-rk . Who Is Steve Bannon? - The Preliminary Investigation Begins - POTUS DONALD TRUMP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuIkW7Bg1fY . https://chaosviewarchive.wordpress.com/ . Who Is Steve Bannon? - The Alt-Right In The Mainstream - Milo Yiannopoulos Donald Trump UC Berkeley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1cH0piULkc . https://chaosviewarchive.wordpress.com/2017/02/04/live-chaos-with-cheri-roberts-gary-huntbundy-ranchnevadaoregon-standoffppodeb-jordan-more-jaime-spears-aldazabal/ https://youtu.be/faIslMIvi8A III% Militia Protects David Duke And Other Racists At White Supremacist Rally #Charlottesville https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaoGWigCqtU https://chaosviewarchive.wordpress.com/2017/08/14/iii-militia-protects-david-duke-and-other-racists-at-white-supremacist-rally-charlottesville/
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2017 Varsity Quiz Championship Season Quarterfinals  IV
 
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Varsity Quiz Championship Season, Quarterfinal IV, Palo Verde High School vs. Coronado High School. VARQUI0108HDBA
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
 
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Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. It is the principal city of the Coeur d'Alene Metropolitan Statistical Area. Coeur d'Alene has the second largest metropolitan area in the state of Idaho. As of the 2010 census the population of Coeur d'Alene was 44,137. The city is located about 30 mi east of the larger Spokane, Washington. After the 2010 Census the two metropolitan areas were merged into a single Combined Statistical Area with a population of 679,989. Coeur d'Alene is the largest city in northern Idaho Panhandle. The city is situated on the north shore of Lake Coeur d'Alene, 25-mile in length. Locally, Coeur d'Alene is known as the "Lake City," or simply called by its initials: "CDA". The city of Coeur d'Alene has grown significantly in recent years, in part because of a substantial increase in tourism, encouraged by several resorts in the area. Barbara Walters called the city "a little slice of Heaven" and included it in her list of most fascinating places to visit. On November 28, 2007, Good Morning America broadcast the city's Christmas lighting ceremony because its display is among the largest in the United States. Coeur d'Alene is a resort town, with the Coeur d'Alene Resort taking up a prominent portion of the city's downtown. It is also located near two major ski resorts, with Silver Mountain Resort to the east in Kellogg, and Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort to the north in Sandpoint. This video is targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons image source in video
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MISSOURI - WikiVidi Documentary
 
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Missouri is a state in the Midwestern United States. With over six million residents, it is the 18th-most populous state of the Union. The largest urban areas are Kansas City, St. Louis, Springfield, and Columbia; the capital is Jefferson City, located on the Missouri River. The state is the 21st-most extensive in area. In the South are the Ozarks, a forested highland, providing timber, minerals, and recreation. The Mississippi River forms the eastern border of the state. Humans have inhabited the land now known as Missouri for at least 12,000 years. The Mississippian culture built cities and mounds, before declining in the 1300s. When European explorers arrived in the 1600s they encountered the Osage and Missouria nations. The French established Louisiana, a part of New France, and founded Ste. Genevieve in 1735 and St. Louis in 1764. After a brief period of Spanish rule, the United States acquired the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Americans from the Upland South, including enslaved Af... Find on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/search?ie=UTF8&tag=wikividi09-20&keywords=Missouri ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 00:03:18: Etymology and pronunciation 00:05:39: Nicknames 00:07:08: Geography 00:08:31: Topography 00:09:42: Climate 00:11:32: Wildlife 00:12:02: History ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missouri
Joy Pullmann Speaks about the Parent Trigger at CPAC Chicago
 
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Joy Pullmann, managing editor of The Heartland Institute's School Reform News and editor of the Education section of the Heartlander digital magazine, spoke at CPAC Chicago on the "Lake Woebegon Effect" on education. The introduction rightly credits Heartland's SRN as being a pioneer in publishing news and information on school choice, "an indisensible resources for what is going on around the country in school reform." Pullmann speaks about the intellectual deficit in today's public education system, despite an average of $13,000 spent per student. Our kids are not only way behind students in most developed nations — and many developing countries — American kids are tragically ignorant about the teachings of liberty and the way our government works. And lest you think kids in "rich" public school districts are doing OK ... Pullmann smashes that myth. Bottom line: The public school system is a failure. We've tragically ceded the direction of the education of our chlidren away from parents and put all the trust in "experts" who didn't earn that and haven't proven they deserve it. And while teachers cannot parent, parents can teach — or at least join others to take better control of their kids education via The Parent Trigger. It's time for parents to assert their rights and take back control over our public schools.
Joi Lansing on TV: American Model, Film & Television Actress, Nightclub Singer
 
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Joi Lansing (April 6, 1928 -- August 7, 1972) was an American model, film and television actress, as well as a nightclub singer. She was noted for her pin-up photos and minor roles in B-movies. More Joi: https://www.amazon.com/gp/search?ie=UTF8&tag=tra0c7-20&linkCode=ur2&linkId=fef48c9417e792bf0218216419fbd463&camp=1789&creative=9325&index=dvd&keywords=joi%20lansing Lansing's film career began in 1948, and, in 1952, she played an uncredited role in MGM's Singin' in the Rain. She received top billing in Hot Cars (1956). In the opening sequence of Orson Welles's Touch of Evil (1958), she appeared as Zita, the dancer who dies at the end of the famous first tracking shot, during which her character exclaims to a border guard, "I keep hearing this ticking noise inside my head!" Lansing had a brief role as an astronaut's girlfriend in the 1958 sci-fi classic Queen of Outer Space. During the 1960s, she starred in short musical films for the Scopitone video-jukebox system. Her songs included "The Web of Love" and "The Silencers". In the 1964, producer Stanley Todd discussed a film project with Lansing tentatively titled Project 22 with location shooting planned in Yugoslavia and George Hamilton and Geraldine Chaplin named to the cast. The movie was never made. Lansing played "Lola" in Marriage on the Rocks (1965) with a cast that included Frank Sinatra, Deborah Kerr, and Dean Martin. She had previously appeared in Sinatra's film A Hole in the Head and in Martin's comedy Who Was That Lady?. She denied the chance to replace Jayne Mansfield in The Ice House, a horror film, and instead appeared in Hillbillys in a Haunted House, as Mamie Van Doren's replacement. Her last film was Bigfoot (1970). Lansing appeared in The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok, It's a Great Life, I Love Lucy, Where's Raymond?, Noah's Ark, State Trooper, Bat Masterson, This Man Dawson, Maverick, The Mothers-in-Law, and had a recurring role in The Beverly Hillbillies. She is best known perhaps as Shirley Swanson in The Bob Cummings Show or Love That Bob (1956--1959). She appeared in several episodes as a busty model who was the foil for photographer Cummings. The series ran for 173 episodes. She also appeared as the title character in Superman's Wife, a 1958 episode of The Adventures of Superman. What was possibly Lansing's best role may ironically have been her least-seen—as the leading lady in The Fountain of Youth, a Peabody Award-winning unsold television pilot directed by Orson Welles for Desilu in 1956 and broadcast once for the Colgate Theatre two years later. The half-hour film remains available for public viewing at the Paley Center for Media in New York City and Los Angeles. In the 1960--1961 season of the NBC Western Klondike, Lansing appeared as Goldie with Ralph Taeger, James Coburn, and Mari Blanchard. In May 1963, Lansing appeared in Falcon Frolics '63. The broadcast honored the men stationed at the Vandenberg Air Force Base. By 1956, she had appeared in more than 200 television shows. She appeared in five episodes of The Beverly Hillbillies in the role of "Gladys Flatt," the unlikely glamorous wife of bluegrass musician Lester Flatt. She named Ozzie Nelson as possessing the greatest sex appeal of any actor with whom she worked. The two played a love scene in a Fireside Theater drama. The show was hosted by Jane Wyman. Lansing was sometimes referred to as television's Marilyn Monroe. Lansing broke into night club entertaining in 1965. She had taken up singing during an actors strike in the early 1960s. In May 1965, Lansing cut her first record album. It was composed of a collection of songs written especially for her by composer Jimmie Haskel and actress Stella Stevens. Lansing performed in the Fiesta Room in Las Vegas, Nevada, in July 1966. Featured on the bill were Red Buttons and Jayne Mansfield. In 1972 Joi Lansing died from breast cancer at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, California where she had initially been treated surgically for the disease earlier the same year. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joi_Lansing
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United States  - Wiki
 
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The United States of America m r k USA commonly known as the United States U S or America is a constitutional federal republic composed of states a federal district five major self governing territ... Creative Commons 2.0 Wikipedia.com Beta Test
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Montana
 
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Montana i/mɒnˈtænə/ is a state in the Western United States. The state's name is derived from the Spanish word montaña . Montana has several nicknames, none official, including "Big Sky Country" and "The Treasure State", and slogans that include "Land of the Shining Mountains" and more recently "The Last Best Place". Montana is ranked 4th in size, but 44th in population and 48th in population density of the 50 United States. The western third of Montana contains numerous mountain ranges. Smaller island ranges are found throughout the state, for a total of 77 named ranges that are part of the Rocky Mountains. This video targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Public domain image source in video
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United States  - Wiki
 
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The United States of America USA commonly known as the United States U S or America is a constitutional federal republic composed of states a federal district five major self governing territories ... Creative Commons 2.0 Wikipedia.com Beta Test
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Nancy Pelosi
 
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Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro Pelosi (/pəˈloʊsi/; born March 26, 1940) is the Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives and served as the 60th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011. She is the only woman to have served as the House Speaker and to date is the highest-ranking female politician in American history. A member of the Democratic Party, Pelosi represents California's 12th congressional district, which consists of four-fifths of the city and county of San Francisco. The district was numbered as the 5th during Pelosi's first three terms in the House, and as the 8th from 1993 to 2013. She served as the House Minority Whip from 2002 to 2003, and was House Minority Leader from 2003 to 2007, holding the post during the 108th and 109th Congresses. Pelosi is the first woman, the first Californian and first Italian-American to lead a major party in Congress. After the Democrats took control of the House in 2007 and increased their majority in 2009, Pelosi was elected Speaker of the House for the 110th and 111th Congresses. This video is targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons image source in video
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New Mexico
 
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New Mexico is a state located in the southwest and western regions of the United States. It is usually considered one of the Mountain States. New Mexico is the 5th most extensive, the 36th most populous, and the 6th least densely populated of the 50 United States. This video targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Public domain image source in video
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Nevada
 
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Nevada is a state in the western, mountain west, and southwestern regions of the United States. Nevada is the 7th most extensive, the 35th most populous, and the 9th least densely populated of the 50 United States. Nearly three-quarters of Nevada's people live in Clark County, which contains the Las Vegas--Paradise metropolitan area where the state's three largest incorporated cities are located. Nevada's capital is Carson City. Nevada is officially known as the "Silver State" due to the importance of silver to its history and economy. It is also known as the "Battle Born State", because it achieved statehood during the Civil War; "Sagebrush State", for the native eponymous plant; and "Sage hen State." This video targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Public domain image source in video
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Wyoming
 
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Wyoming i/waɪˈoʊmɪŋ/ is a state in the mountain region of the Western United States. Wyoming is the 10th most extensive, but the least populous and the second least densely populated of the 50 United States. The western two thirds of the state is covered mostly with the mountain ranges and rangelands in the foothills of the Eastern Rocky Mountains, while the eastern third of the state is high elevation prairie known as the High Plains. Cheyenne is the capital and the most populous city in Wyoming, with a population of 91,738 in the metropolitan area . This video targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Public domain image source in video
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Yellowstone National Park
 
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Yellowstone National Park is a national park located primarily in the U.S. state of Wyoming, although it also extends into Montana and Idaho. It was established by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872. Yellowstone, widely held to be the first national park in the world, is known for its wildlife and its many geothermal features, especially Old Faithful Geyser, one of the most popular features in the park. It has many types of ecosystems, but the subalpine forest is most abundant. It is part of the South Central Rockies forests ecoregion. This video targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons image source in video
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Calling All Cars: Opium Den / Gun Drunk / Celestial Journey
 
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The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is the police department of the city of Los Angeles, California. The LAPD has been copiously fictionalized in numerous movies, novels and television shows throughout its history. The department has also been associated with a number of controversies, mainly concerned with racial animosity, police brutality and police corruption. The radio show Calling All Cars hired LAPD radio dispacher Jesse Rosenquist to be the voice of the dispatcher. Rosenquist was already famous because home radios could tune into early police radio frequencies. As the first police radio dispatcher presented to the public ear, his was the voice that actors went to when called upon for a radio dispatcher role. The iconic television series Dragnet, with LAPD Detective Joe Friday as the primary character, was the first major media representation of the department. Real LAPD operations inspired Jack Webb to create the series and close cooperation with department officers let him make it as realistic as possible, including authentic police equipment and sound recording on-site at the police station. Due to Dragnet's popularity, LAPD Chief Parker "became, after J. Edgar Hoover, the most well known and respected law enforcement official in the nation". In the 1960s, when the LAPD under Chief Thomas Reddin expanded its community relations division and began efforts to reach out to the African-American community, Dragnet followed suit with more emphasis on internal affairs and community policing than solving crimes, the show's previous mainstay. Several prominent representations of the LAPD and its officers in television and film include Adam-12, Blue Streak, Blue Thunder, Boomtown, The Closer, Colors, Crash, Columbo, Dark Blue, Die Hard, End of Watch, Heat, Hollywood Homicide, Hunter, Internal Affairs, Jackie Brown, L.A. Confidential, Lakeview Terrace, Law & Order: Los Angeles, Life, Numb3rs, The Shield, Southland, Speed, Street Kings, SWAT, Training Day and the Lethal Weapon, Rush Hour and Terminator film series. The LAPD is also featured in the video games Midnight Club II, Midnight Club: Los Angeles, L.A. Noire and Call of Juarez: The Cartel. The LAPD has also been the subject of numerous novels. Elizabeth Linington used the department as her backdrop in three different series written under three different names, perhaps the most popular being those novel featuring Det. Lt. Luis Mendoza, who was introduced in the Edgar-nominated Case Pending. Joseph Wambaugh, the son of a Pittsburgh policeman, spent fourteen years in the department, using his background to write novels with authentic fictional depictions of life in the LAPD. Wambaugh also created the Emmy-winning TV anthology series Police Story. Wambaugh was also a major influence on James Ellroy, who wrote several novels about the Department set during the 1940s and 1950s, the most famous of which are probably The Black Dahlia, fictionalizing the LAPD's most famous "cold case", and L.A. Confidential, which was made into a film of the same name. Both the novel and the film chronicled mass-murder and corruption inside and outside the force during the Parker era. Critic Roger Ebert indicates that the film's characters (from the 1950s) "represent the choices ahead for the LAPD": assisting Hollywood limelight, aggressive policing with relaxed ethics, and a "straight arrow" approach. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LAPD
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