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Obama's Deal - Frontline - PBS
Call Number: VIDEO. RA 395.A3 o33 2010
Publication Date: 2010
"A sobering look at the push to reform health care, revealing the realities of American politics, the power of special interest groups and the role of money in policy making."-- Frontline website.

Stonewall Uprising - American Experience-PBS
Call Number: VIDEO. HQ 76.8 .U6 A447 2011
ISBN: 9781608834006
Publication Date: 2011
Explores the dramatic event that launched a worldwide rights movement. When police raided a Mafia-run gay bar in Greenwich Village, the Stonewall Inn on June 28, 1969, gay men and women did something they had not done before: they fought back. As the streets of New York erupted into violent protests and street demonstrations, the collective anger announced that the gay rights movement had arrived.

The Meth Epidemic - Frontline - PBS
Call Number: VIDEO. HV 5822 .M38 M484 2011
Publication Date: 2011
In the update of May 2001 film, FRONTLINE continues its investigation, this time focusing on how new policies in the U.S. and Mexico have changed the cooking process in America--from the stockpiling of cold medications by "super smurfs' to a new dangerous method of meth-making called "shake and bake." In addition, after Frontlines original broadcast of 2006, Oregon passed new legislation to make pseudoephedrine prescription-only.

College, Inc. - Frontline - PBS
Call Number: VIDEO LB2328.52 .U6 C64 2010
Publication Date: 2010
A closer look at for-profit colleges and universities and how the way they use money affects the education they provide.
Originally produced for Frontline public television broadcast on May 4, 2010.

Opium Brides / The Secret War - Frontline - PBS
Call Number: VIDEO. HV 5840 .A3 O76 2012
Publication Date: 2012
Najibullah Quraishi journeys deep into the Afghan countryside to reveal the deadly bargain local farm families have been forced to make with drug smugglers in order to survive.
Also includes: The secret war, directed by Dan Edge ; written and produced by Dan Edge and Stephen Grey.
Originally broadcast as an episode of Frontline on Jan. 11, 2012.

The Pot Republic / The Doctor Hotspot / The Atomic Artists - Frontline - PBS
Call Number: VIDEO HD 9019 .M38 P88 2011
Publication Date: 2011
Inside the country's oldest, largest, and most wide-open marijuana market: California.

Prisons for Profit. - NOW, PBS
Call Number: VIDEO. HV 9469 .P75 2008
Publication Date: 2008
America passed a grim mileston thisyear: One in every 1000 Americans is now behind bars. NOW investigates the government's trend to outsource prisons, and prisoners to the private sector, and the debate over prison privatization is boiling over. Should incarceration be incorporated?

Lost in Detention: President Obama's Tough Immigration Enforcement - Frontline - PBS
Call Number: VIDEO .JV 6483 .L67 2012
Publication Date: 2012
More than one million immigrants have been deported since President Obama took office. Deportations and detentions have reached record levels. The get-tough policy has brought complaints of abuse and harsh treatment. Now viewers can investigate Obama's enforcement strategies and journey into the secretive world of immigrant detention, while getting a penetrating look at who is being detained and what is happening to them.



Facing Death: Confronting End of Life Choices - Frontline
Call Number: VIDEO. R. 726.8 .F33 2011
Publication Date: 2011
How far would you go to sustain the life of someone you love or your own? When the moment comes, and you're confronted with the prospect of 'pulling the plug', do you know how you'll respond? Unfounded rumors of federal 'death panels' grabbed headlines last summer, but the real decisions of how we die, the questions that most of us prefer to put off, are being made quietly behind closed doors, increasingly on the floors of America's intensive care units.

Dancing Boys of Afghanistan - Frontline
Call Number: Video. HQ 232.6 .A5 D36 2010
Publication Date: 2010
In Afghanistan today, in the midst of war and endemic poverty, an ancient tradition, banned when the Taliban were in power, has re-emerged across the country: Many hundreds of boys, often as young as ten, are being lured off the streets on the promise of a new life, many unaware that their real fate is to be used for entertainment and sex. An Afghan journalist, investigates this illegal practice, talking with the boys and their masters, and the Afghan authorities.

The Dhamma Brothers: East meets West in the Deep South - Bullfrog Films
Call Number: Video. HV 9305 .A2 D43 2007
Publication Date: 2007
Inmates serving long sentences at Donaldson Correctional Facility in Bessemer, Alabama, participate in a Vipassana meditation program.

Racism: A History (3 DVD set) - BBC Active
Call Number: VIDEO. HT 1507 .C65 2008
Publication Date: 2008
[1] The colour of money: Colonialism and the Slave Trade/ director/producer, Paul Tickell -- [2] Fatal impacts: Eugenics, Social Darwinism, and genocide / director/producer, David Olusoga -- [3] A savage legacy: Apartheid, Jim Crow, and Racism Today / director/producer, Tim Robinson.

Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness - PBS
Call Number: HV 6773.54 .P3 N6 2011
Publication Date: 2011
This documentary follows a community in crisis after the fatal attack of a local immigrant resident in 2008. Stunned by the violence, diverse community stakeholders openly confront the crime and the divisive atmosphere, and commit to ongoing actions to prevent future hate crimes and intolerance.

Poverty in America: Down but Not out! A Look at Situational Poverty
Call Number: VIDEO. HC 110 .P6 D63 2008
Publication Date: 2008
"For many Americans, the threat of sudden poverty has less to do with the nation's overall economy than it does with personal circumstances. This program discusses the hard facts of situational poverty with a focus on the four most common triggers: job loss, the fastest way to become impoverished; health issues, such as severe injury or long-term illness; the loss of a spouse through divorce or death; and natural disasters. The program also talks about where to turn to for help and provides supportive words of hope. People in the grip of situational poverty may be down, but they aren't out!"--DVD case.

Poverty in America. The 51st State: America's Working Poor
Call Number: VIDEO. HC 110 .P6 F54 2008
Publication Date: 2008
Discusses the growing issue of the working poor in America. Explores the realities faced by people in low-wage jobs who must often make choices between paying the rent, buying groceries, or going to the doctor. Also discusses how standards of living are measured, how suburban areas have produced economic hardship, and welfare-to-work programs and their effects. Finally the program discusses connections between America's immigration challenges and the swelling numbers of working poor.

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