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  1. Expulsions: brutality and complexity in the global economy - Video and audio - News and media - Home

    Speaker(s): Professor Saskia Sassen, Professor Ash Amin Chair: Professor Ricky Burdett

    Recorded on 13 May 2014 in Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building.

    In her new book, Expulsions: brutality and complexity in the global economy, Saskia Sassen explores how today’s socioeconomic and environmental dislocations can be understood as a type of expulsion – from professional livelihood, from living space, even from the very biosphere that makes life possible. Saskia Sassen (@SaskiaSassen) is the Robert S Lynd Professor of Sociology and co-chair of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University. Ash Amin is the 1931 Chair of Geography at the University of Cambridge. Ricky Burdett (@BURDETTR) is professor of urban studies at the Department of Sociology, director of LSE Cities, and the Urban Age Programme at LSE. Event posting

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  2. The Newman Show: Ep 35 Michael West: Is Investigative Journalism Dead?

    One of Australia's best Investigative Journalists, Michael West joins Callum on the podcast to discuss…

    Why the big media players are hemorrhaging money and staff…

    Where 80% of readers are actually getting their news from…

    The impact investigative journalism can have on a company's share price…

    Plus more!

    To read Michael West’s independent investigative journalism, go to


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  3. 1 Million Reasons to Open Source | Ruby on Rails Podcast

    November 1, 2016 at 1:00PM • 42 minutes • Wiki Entry This week I chat with Mike Perham who is the creator, owner, and operator of Sidekiq. We talk about running a successful open source project, how to make some money and keep your sanity, and a little bit about the future with Crystal. Also, have you heard about Pokemon Go?

    We'll catch up on GraphQL Summit and talk about being a solo co-host.

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  4. David Marr at Fodi: can we solve the asylum seeker crisis? – Behind the Lines podcast

    Could a simple change to the law make a difference for asylum seekers in Australia? Or do we need to stop acting as though there are ‘good’ and ‘bad’ types of refugees? David Marr, Shukufa Tahiri, Jane McAdam, Daniel Webb and Geoff Gilbert explore alternative solutions to the current situation for asylum seekers in Australia

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  5. Sarah Jeong on The Internet of Garbage

    Women are disparately impacted by harassment on the Internet. Harassment can be framed as a civil rights problem, with legal solutions proposed and vitriol directed towards platforms for failing to protect female users. But, as Sarah Jeong — a lawyer and journalist who covered the Silk Road trial for Forbes — suggests, the Internet has figured out interesting ways to deal with other kinds of online speech — like spam and malware. And using this lens could inform the fight against online harassment.

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  6. Glencore’s acid test | The McArthur River, Background Briefing

    The McArthur River mine in the NT is one of the biggest open cut zinc mines in the world. Ten years down the track it's been discovered there's an enormous toxic waste problem, with no current solution. Reporter Jane Bardon investigates the scramble by mining giant Glencore and authorities to work out how to manage a pile of toxic waste the size of 250 Melbourne Cricket Grounds.

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  7. The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies

    When I worked with student teachers on developing effective lesson plans, one thing I always asked them to revise was the phrase “We will discuss.”

    We will discuss the video.

    We will discuss the story.

    We will discuss our results.

    Every time I saw it in a lesson plan, I would add a note: “What format will you use? What questions will you ask? How will you ensure that all students participate?” I was pretty sure that We will discuss actually meant the teacher would do most of the talking; He would throw out a couple of questions like “So what did you think about the video?” or “What was the theme of the story?” and a few students would respond, resulting in something that looked like a discussion, but was ultimately just a conversation between the teacher and a handful of extroverted students; a classic case of Fisheye Teaching.

    The problem wasn’t them; in most of the classrooms where they’d sat as students, that’s exactly what a class discussion looked like. They didn’t know any other “formats.” I have only ever been familiar with a few myself. But when teachers began contacting me recently asking for a more comprehensive list, I knew it was time to do some serious research.

    So here they are: 15 formats for structuring a class discussion to make it more engaging, more organized, more equitable, and more academically challenging. If you’ve struggled to find effective ways to develop students’ speaking and listening skills, this is your lucky day.

    I’ve separated the strategies into three groups. The first batch contains the higher-prep strategies, formats that require teachers to do some planning or gathering of materials ahead of time. Next come the low-prep strategies, which can be used on the fly when you have a few extra minutes or just want your students to get more active. Note that these are not strict categories; it’s certainly possible to simplify or add more meat to any of these structures and still make them work. The last group is the ongoing strategies. These are smaller techniques that can be integrated with other instructional strategies and don’t really stand alone. For each strategy, you’ll find a list of other names it sometimes goes by, a description of its basic structure, and an explanation of variations that exist, if any. To watch each strategy in action, click on its name and a new window will open with a video that demonstrates it.


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  8. Why did Fazel Chegeni Nejad have to die? || Background Briefing, Radio National, Australia

    Late last year Iranian refugee Fazel Chegeni was found dead outside the perimeter fence of the Christmas Island detention facility. Chegeni, whose claim for refugee status had been accepted by Australian authorities, had been brutally tortured by the Iranian regime, and was mentally ill. So why did he spend his last thousand days in detention? Reporter Ann Arnold presents an explosive story exposing the brutality of the Australian detention system.

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