This podcast covers contemporary political, social, and cultural affairs in Yemen and the Yemeni diaspora from a range of sources and perspectives. Our aim is to make Yemen accessible to casual listeners who don’t necessarily have a background in Yemen or Middle East studies, while still providing a level of depth and context you can’t get from mainstream media coverage of Yemen. In Yemeni Arabic, the word “mafraj” refers to a characteristic feature of highland Yemeni architecture, which is renowned for its unique beauty. A mafraj is a room, preferably with windows on all sides, on the very top of multi-story house. The mafraj is where Yemenis gather in the afternoons and evenings with family and friends to discuss the events of the day and the gossip of the nation. Like a good mafraj, this podcast aims to be a site for discussion, debate, and edification, and a vantage point from which we look at events in Yemen from different angles.
By The Yemen Peace Project
Ever want to know more about the world of archaeology AND have a good time learning it? This podcast explores what it's like to be a young professional in the field. There's also news and discussions on cool stuff going on at the other end of trowels all over the place. In the end, it's all about learning through life and laughter. And it's all brought to you by me, Jenny, a regular gal who really DIGS history... get it?
By Jenny McNiven
Sometimes it seems like nothing is happening when you practice the same take over and over so slowly that it seems the world has stopped. That is not the case. Magnificent things are happening in your nervous system behind the scenes. Read the quote below by an eminent scholar. "During the early stages of learning, muscle combinations, tensions and releases are under conscious control and continue to change and re-configure themselves according to what the mind has ordered. In other words, a perceptual mandate creates a mental template. The muscles, through trial and error, attempt to achieve what the mind has conceived, or come as close to the template as possible. As the mind receives knowledge of results, subsequent movements are changed and refined until the desired degree of accuracy is achieved." J. Dickinson. "Some Perspectives on Motor Learning Theory." - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - When you use the podcast for practice, please leave your footprint by clicking the "comment" button and keying your name. I can roll number of visits into the homework grade. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - WHAT IS AN ANALYTICAL CRITIQUE? Analysis Ana in Greek means “up” or “through.” Lysis in Greek means “to break up” or “loosen.” In an analysis, you break things apart and look at the individual parts in their individuality. Critical Analysis in General Terms: A critical analysis in general terms often means negative carping. For example, your spouse says, “You are wrong, wrong, wrong.” This is not our sense of the word "criticism," the analytical sense. In an analytical critique, we endeavor to know something's limits. We try to find out what something can do inside of its limits. Then we ask in what places do those limits prevent something from doing something else. In Steno Terms Ask: Q. What can your writing now do inside of its limits? In other words, what parts of writing steno give you little or no problems? A. Q. What prevents your writing from doing something else that it should be doing? In other words, what parts of writing steno are consistently giving you problems? A. Consider stepping back from your writing and trying to recognize it for what it is within its own borders. The counterproductive alternative is to live directly inside of it and, consequently, invest excessive emotion in it. The result is that you take your current skill level for granted and accept it as being you; that is to say, you are in danger of letting your limitations define you. Then you might freeze up. Your weaknesses are not you. They are just regular human limitations that can often be remediated by training and maturation. Stepping back and creating a little space between your skill level and your emotions will allow you to set small goals that should foster overall improvement. In the end, your goal is not writing perfection. That is not possible. Similarly, your goal is not to be a better writer than anyone or everyone else. Don’t worry about anyone else. Sure, compete with them, but use them only as a gauge of your skill level. Your main competition can now be against the program itself, which exits primarily to rub against the grain of inactivity, and through channeled activity, prepare you to be an entry-level machine writer. Your only competition is you and the challenges of the program, and your goal is to mature and improve until you reach a professional skill level. At that point, you have employable machine shorthand skill. That is true graduation. It facilitates entry into the profession. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Practice Tips from the Pros 1) Write from hard copy but don’t just “write through” the hard copy. When you make a mistake, go back a few words and write through the trouble spot at half the speed. Do this several times, deliberately and slowly, placing the fingers carefully, until the trouble is worked out. Then slowly increase speed. 2) Do some silent practice. Rehearse fingerings in your head before writing. 3) Use a metronome. The metronome will keep your tempo steady when writing drills or preview words, and it will help you make progressive and disciplined use of practice time. Try the metronome link under "Favorite Links" a little below this paragraph. 4) Write on the machine every day. You will begin to lose the fine muscle control that you’ve been developing by skipping days. Once in a while, you need a break, but try to practice six out of every seven days. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - “If I don’t practice one day, I know it; two days, the critics know it; three days, the public knows it.” -- Jascha Heifetz
By John DeCaro
Lecture audio from this course in Anatomy and Physiology is presented to you by Dr. Gerald Cizadlo of the College of St. Scholastica. These lectures will be of interest to students,those planning careers in science and medicine,and current practitioners in the field. Enrollment in the next free and open online course associated with this podcast is open now with the next offering of the course slated to begin on May 20, 2013. For more information or to enroll, go to go.css.edu/learn. Please note: The content and opinions expressed here belong to the author and are not necessarily endorsed by The College of St. Scholastica.
By Dr. Gerald Cizadlo
DOG TALK does for dog-lovers what "Car Talk" does for motor enthusiasts. This is a radio show with host Tracie Hotchner, the author of THE DOG BIBLE: Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know, and she answers questions and comments about "all things dog."
By Dog Talk the Radio Show
A live radio show hosted by Ben and other guest hosts to help share information related to getting started and operating a successful hot dog cart. Hot dog vendors or soon to be vendors can call in to share info or ask questions. Want to guest host? Email Ben@BensCarts.com We'd love to have you on.
This is Rebecca Kochenderfer from Homeschool.com. I am the author of several books on the subject of raising your children into the wonderful world of homeschooling. Tune in to learn all of the tips and secrets of homeschool parents worldwide!
By HomeschoolXcom Radio