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  1. Buckminster Fuller: Thinking Out Loud
  2. China in Revolution & The Mao Years
  3. Coaching Winners
  4. Coming Through Hard Times
  5. It's All Part of the Job
  6. Everyone Can Work
  7. Getting There
  8. Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky & the Media
  9. One Mother's Story - for Staff
  10. Pepito's Dream
  11. Voices From the Front

    Scholastic Issues:

  12. Counseling and Parenting Difficult Teens - 3 Volumes for Staff
  13. Mary on the Move Series - 8 Volumes for Everyone
  14. Straight Talk Series - 3 Volumes for Students
  15. Straight Talk Series II - 3 Volumes for Students
  16. Survivors's Pride Series - 8 Volumes for Staff
  17. True Stories - 3 Volumes for Students
  18. Working It Out At Madison High Series - 3 Volumes for Students
  19. Working with Hostile and Resistant Teens - 2 Volumes for Staff

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Buckminster Fuller: Thinking Out Loud - 94 minutes/$139.00
In Buckminster Fuller's world, cars had three wheels, houses could be delivered in blimps, and cities were to be built inside floating spheres. He Lectured to wildly enthusiastic, standing-room-only crowds, urging them to think globally and ecologically decades before most people had ever heard the words., much less understood them. A Highly Recommended, outstanding documentary about a man who was, by turns, visionary, selfish, innovative, egomaniacal, inspirational, and, ultimately tragic. A 21st century man who tried to talk to a 20th century world! Editors Choice and 4 Stars Video Librarian. Item #ZF001

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Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky & the Media - 167 minutes/$79.00 (HVR) & $199.00 (PPR)
Funny, provocative and surprisingly accessible, this program explores the political life and ideas of Noam Chomsky, world-renowned linguist, intellectual and political activist. In a collage of new and original footage, biography, archival gems, imaginative graphics and outrageous illustrations, the program highlights Chomsky's probing analysis of the mass media. Appearances by Bill Moyers, William F. Buckley, Jr., Peter Jennings, Michael Foucault and Sarah McClendon. Invigorating The New York Times. 3½ Stars Video Librarian. Item #ZF002

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China in Revolution & The Mao Years - Two Tapes - 240 minutes/$158.00
The Revolution (1911-1949), an exploration of the turbulent years prior the establishment of the People's Republic of China in 1949. A complex historical era is examined. The Mao Years continues the story as Mao and his colleagues try to build a new China' and in the process draw the Chinese people into the largest political experiment in history. Never-before-seen images of Mao, Deng Xiaoping and other leaders, document cataclysmic events like the Great Leap Forward and the terrible famine it produced, the chaos, the historic visit of President Nixon, and the moving personal stories of hope and pride, terror and repression, told by people who lived through this time. 4 Stars Video Rating Guide for Libraries. Item #ZF003

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Coming Through Hard Times - 60 minutes/$50.00
An oral video history' that grew out of several years of talking with elderly black and white residents about what times were like growing up in south central Texas...when times were mostly hard. Sassy wrigglin, that's how one woman in her 90's (with a delightfully mischievous smile) recalls her dancing as a young girl. You couldn't make any money no kind of way, recalls one interviewee, and several people speak about the difficulties (and injustices) of the sharecropping system that essentially turned freed' blacks into indentured servants working on land that was theirs in name only. Recommended 3 Stars Video Librarian. Item #PC001

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Pepito's Dream - 27 minutes/$14.95
For and on behalf of the United Nations. Based on the award-winning Pepito' trilogy, three books by John and Margaret Travers-Moore. A boy's wish to end the arguing he finds in his own neighborhood. He dreams of making a speech at the U.N. urging people everywhere to stop fighting with one another. His adventures upon actually arriving at the U.N. are exciting and heartwarming. Perfect for family viewing. 3 Stars Video Rating Guide for Libraries. Item #CP003

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Voices From the Front Series - 3 Volumes - 75 minutes/$44.95 for Set
Frank testimonials from 19 teens about their experiences with substance abuse and violence. Edited in fast-paced MTV style with America's Most Wanted-like dramatizations to hold teen interest and press the main points. Awards: Parents Choice Honors and KidsFirst. Covers key issues of contemporary youth. Item #AT012

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Getting There - 18 minutes/$59.00
Stresses independent and safe use of public transportation. Gives students the skills to use community streets, take a bus, understand signs and more, while showing them how to self-monitor behaviors. 4 Stars Video Rating Guide for Libraries. Item #AT013

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It's All Part of the Job - 25 minutes/$59.95
Features workers with developmental disabilities & their employers. Focuses on social skills needed to succeed on the job in an entertaining & motivational manner. Great for supported employment, work skill training or to show to parent or potential employees. Editor's Choice. Booklist. Excellent. School Library Journal. Highly Recommended. Video Librarian. Item #AT014

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Everyone Can Work - 55 minutes/$79.00
Staff Training: Takes and intimate look into the lives of five successful employees with significant disabilities. Shot on location at job sites, in living rooms and offices, it features compelling interviews with workers, job coaches, family and employers. Hosted by Dr. Paul Wehman, a leading spokesman for people with disabilities and their right to work. Item #AT015

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Coaching Winners - 21 minutes/$59.00
Upbeat motivational video, a great way to introduce supported employment concepts to parents, educators and employers. Item #AT016

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Straight Talk Series - 3 programs - 30 minutes each/$259.00 for the set with 95 page discussion book
FOR STUDENTS: Frank, and at times startling, testimonials from 19 young people, ranging in age from 13 to 22, with substance abuse problems. Their struggle is graphically dramatized in a MTV meets America's Most Wanted format, designed to be teen-user friendly. Winner of the following: GOLD APPLE, National Educational Film and Video Festival; CHRIS AWARD, Columbus International Film and Video Festival; GOLDEN EAGLE, Cinematic International Nontheatrical Events (CINE); Special Achievement for Visual Effects, CINDY Awards. Tom Kinney, Producer. Item #AT001

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Straight Talk Series II - 3 programs - 30 minutes each/$259.00 for the set with an extensive discussion guide.
FOR STUDENTS: Violent Times is the sequel to the populr, award-winning Straight Talk Series, featured above. Frank Testimonial from 13 teens who've been exposed to violence on a daily basis. Some are perpetraators, some victims and some witnesses. Many were victimized early in life and acted out violently themselves as they entered their teens. Now they're learning to cope with their past and prepare for their future. This is a straight story from kids who've been there, done that. Item #AT005

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True Stories - 3 programs - 22 minutes each/$199.00 for the set.
FOR STUDENTS: Remarkable stories of resiliency in the face of adversity. Kids have the ability to bounce back We see it around us all the time, people who survive and thrive despite unthinkable hardships. How do they do it? And how can they learn to recognize their own inner strengths and rise above difficult circumstances? Clinical therapist Dr. Steven Wolpin developed an interview technique that brings resiliencies to the surface. Watch as he helps these teens understand and cultivate their own hidden strengths. Awards: Columbus International; CINDY International; and New York International. Item #AT006

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Working It Out At Madison High Series - 3 programs - 25 minutes each/$259.00 for the set with study guides.
FOR STUDENTS: Empowers teens to "work out" their problems and shows them how to do it. Features a dynamic cast of young actors who bring the real problems of today's young people to life. Item #AT007

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Working with Hostile and Resistant Teens 2 programs - 45 minutes each/$159.95 for the series With discussion book
FOR STAFF: Teens are more explosive today than ever before. Working with them is a constant challenge. Steven Campbell is a therapist who has dealt with hostile and resistant youth for the past 25 years and has developed an effective anger management strategy. These programs consist of role plays with teens at risk, who are acting out their own personal histories. Campbell leads the role plays, then provides an analysis of each one showing viewers how to work effectively with this challenging population. Invaluable, hands-on survival skills for dealing with hostile and resistant teens in any setting. Appropriate for professionals and parents alike. Tom Kinney, Producer. Item #AT003

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Survivors's Pride Series: Building Resilience in Youth at Risk - 8 programs: #1 is 70 minutes, the other 7 are 30 minutes each/$399.00 for the complete set with guide
FOR STAFF: Drs. Steven and Sybil Wolin are pioneers in the field of Resiliency. In 20 years of clinical experience they have built a body of research and theory that provides answers to these questions. Steven: Professor of psychiatry at George Washington University and a clinical therapist. Sybil: a child developmental PhD. They have found that kids can break the cycle of family problems, manage painful memories and live productive lives. In fact, because of their RESILIENCIES, many grow up to be successful adults. Awards - CINDY; Columbus & New York Internationals. Item #AT004

1. Introduction: Resiliency
2. Insight
3. Independence
4. Relationships
5. Humor
6. Creativity
7. Initiative
8. Morality
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Counseling and Parenting Difficult Teens - 3 programs - 25 minutes each/$259.00 for set w/guide
FOR STAFF: Helps find ways to achieve conflict resolution through improved communication. Each program begins with a story about a real family in a real crisis. Dramatizations are used to explore issues. Experts comment on how the "actors" handle each situation and a live audience, including kids, gives feedback to the role players. Item #AT008

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One Mother's Story - 56 minutes/$59.00
FOR STAFF: Jean has helped her son fight for sobriety, battling her own drinking problem along the way. To deal with the stress, she created a one act play about her experience. Then she took it on the road and found it connected with many parents today. This program is her performance that has moved thousands. Item #AT009

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Mary on the Move Series - 8 programs - 30 minutes each/$159.95 for the series with discussion guide
Watch Mary, a young woman with developmental disabilities, make steady strides towards self-sufficiency. Mary leads a lively cast on an entertaining and instructional adventure that's fast paced and fun, studded with plot twists, humorous situations and a dash of romance. Life skill instruction for young adults with developmental disabilities who are preparing for a life of structured independence in the community. Stars Kari Elsner an extraordinary young woman whose real life parallels her character. Don Bastian, Producer. Item #AT002

1. Looking Good
2. Select-A-Meal
3. Keeping House
4. Plan Your Day
5. Shopping Smart: I
6. Shopping Smart: II
7. Home Cooking: I
8. Home Cooking: II
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