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Faces of the Oil Patch | Kirk Carmody

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Learn about Kirk Carmody who works in the oil fields five days a week and sells trucks on Saturdays at the Williston Ford dealership. He notes that nearly every business in Williston has a ‘help wanted’ sign in the window, but there isn’t anybody to work non-oilfield jobs.

Faces of the Oil Patch | Nathan Jermison (Tioga)

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"This oil industry is running 250 miles per hour, and all the towns around us are running about 25,"explains Tioga, North Dakota, mayor Nathan Jermison. The people of Tioga once wanted to attract people to the small town, but the oil industry has brought too many too quickly, causing a strain on utilities and services.

Faces of the Oil Patch | Owen Miledge

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Owen Miledge of Williston, North Dakota, explains the rhythm of working on an oil rig and the professionalism that is required of the people who work on that rig. He explains how the complex-looking pieces of the rig compare to smaller tools that employees can relate to.

Hot Jobs: Investigate Illness as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist | Science Matters

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How do you track a disease? How do you determine if a blood sample contains a virus or a bacteria that could make millions of people sick? What type of information would you need to know to stop a disease from spreading?  Watch this Science Matters video to learn more about Clinical Laboratory Science and see if being an “illness investigator” is the right career path for you.

Faces of the Oil Patch | Bill Meiers

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Bill Meiers of Stanley, North Dakota, originally hauled bulk fuels to farmers and even wondered how he would pay for gas, but then the boom came. “We’ve been a little busy since then” he says.

Faces of the Oil Patch | Dennis R. Fox (Nontribal Members)

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Hear Dennis R. Fox who says, “It's not a bad thing. It’s a good thing that we’re developing the oil on the reservation, that people are benefiting from it."

Faces of the Oil Patch | Ray Hieronymus

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Ray Hieronymus of Arkansas has seen quite a bit of change since his arrival in North Dakota's oil patch: growth from 50 to over 200 rigs. He explains that his job often requires him to work long shifts, go from one job site to another very quickly, and doesn’t give him much time off.

Saint Gertrude High School All-Girls Robotics Team Builds Robot to Travel the World | Science Matters

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Saint Gertrude High School’s all-girl robotics team has built a robot that walks, talks, hands out business cards and collapses easily into a suitcase. Watch this Science Matters video to learn more about how these young women accepted a challenge to build a “Girlbot” and all they have learned along the way.

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Hot Jobs: Advanced Manufacturing's High Tech Career Paths | Science Matters

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What do you think of when you think of a factory? Some loud, dirty place where thousands of workers assemble the same parts over and over for 8 hours a day? Well guess what? We're not talking about your Grandfather’s factory anymore! Thanks to Advanced Manufacturing — the making of products using cutting edge technology — factories all over the United States are undergoing some exciting changes.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport | Fast Forward

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There’s a lot to know about Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Sure it’s the busiest airport in the world. And yes, it’s within a 2-hour flight of 80% of the U.S. population. But perhaps the most important characteristic of this “airport city” is that it’s the biggest employer in the state with 58,000 jobs!

Consumers Speak Up on Net Neutrality

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Discover how the net neutrality debate could affect consumers with this video and educational materials from PBS NewsHour from September 15, 2014.

111: The Rise of Modern Georgia, Part II (Black Leadership at the Turn of the Century | Georgia Stories

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This episode discusses the rise and change of cultural status for African Americans from the Civil War through today.

Segments: Alonzo Herndon Family, Race Riot of 1906, African-American Inventors

Career Connections | Transportation Supervisor

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Hear from a transportation supervisor of a company that relies heavily on vehicle use in its day-to-day operations. Learn about this career that involves maximizing operational efficiency while minimizing costs

BMW Apprenticeship Paves Road to Unique Opportunities

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Introduce students to this apprenticeship program, which is a post-high school graduation option with the help of this PBS NewsHour video and questions from June 6, 2014. The BMW factory in Spartanburg, South Carolina, is luring youngsters with a scholars program that offers part-time work, an all-expenses paid associate's degree and near guarantee of a job and future education down the road.

How Could 3D Printed Guns Affect Gun Laws? | Above the Noise

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In the United States, the gun debate has been raging for decades. Gun rights advocates think there are enough -- or maybe too many -- laws restricting their second amendment right to bear arms. Those wanting more gun control believe that to protect people’s safety, we need the government to regulate who can have a gun. But what happens when technology is one step ahead of the laws? That’s the case with 3-D printed guns. It’s always been legal for adults to make their own guns at home, but traditionally, that required specialized tools and a lot of skill. 3-D printing, however, is changing that, making it significantly easier to make a gun from scratch. This has sparked both interest from gun enthusiasts and concerns about public safety. Host Shirin Ghaffary explores how 3-D printed guns are affecting the gun debate in the United States.

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