Economics

Titans of Idaho Industry: Harry Magnuson | Idaho Experience

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The town of Wallace has seen it all—and survived. But its biggest threat came in the 1970s. We’ll look at how Harry Magnuson fought to save Wallace. It’s a powerful tale of surprising heroes and deep love of one’s hometown.

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Business: Made in Montana Episode 2302

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Business: Made in Montana is a student-produced program that profiles companies that create products in Big Sky Country and do business around the state, the nation and the world.

Leadership | Segment 2

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Watson works at NCR and is mentored by John Patterson. His business philosophy & management style develops as he oversees a sales force of 1,000 employees and is appointed second in command. Watson's purposeful, methodical approach leads to "THINK".

Career Profile: Software Designer Chafik Barbar | Market to Market Classroom

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Learn about Chafik Barbar, a software designer who helped design a way for an agricultural businesses to evaluate the risks of the commodity market in this career profile from Market to Market Classroom. Technology to Barbar is “taking a real-life scenario and trying to convert it into a piece of software that solves somebody's problem.” Market to Market Classroom provides insight on the experiences, education and opportunities from a variety of career professionals working in agriculture-related industries.

Rural Advocacy Groups (12) | 1980s Farm Crisis

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Rural advocacy groups lead protests and events to support farmers and draw attention to the farm crisis during the 1980's. This segment is part of the documentary The Farm Crisis, which examines the tragic circumstances faced by farmers for most of the 1980s, when thousands were forced into bankruptcy, land values dropped by one-third nationally, and sky-high interest rates turned successes into failures seemingly overnight.

Connie Reimers-Hild: Executive Director & Chief Futurist for the Rural Futures Institute | What If – Innovator Insights

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With innovation and entrepreneurship, the Rural Futures Institute at the University of Nebraska addresses rural issues and opportunities. It works with education, business, community, non-profit, government and foundation partners. Connie Reimers-Hild has a PhD in human sciences, plus degrees in natural resources and entomology.

Innovation Insights features short video interviews with innovators and creators answering questions about things like influences, passions, and mistakes, and offering advice for the next generation of innovators.

Where US Politics Came From | Crash Course US History #9

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John Green teaches you where American politicians come from. In the beginning, George Washington was elected president with no opposition, everything was new and exciting, and everyone just got along. For several months. Then the contentious debate about the nature of the United States began, and it continues to this day. Washington and his lackey/handler Alexander Hamilton pursued an elitist program of federalism. The opposition, creatively known as the anti-federalists, wanted to build some kind of agrarian pseudo-paradise where every (white) man could have his own farm, and live a free, self-reliant life. The founding father who epitomized this view was Thomas Jefferson.

Nancy Williams: President/CEO of No More Empty Pots | What If – Innovator Insights

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Meet Nancy Williams, the president/CEO of No More Empty Pots, an Omaha, Nebraska non-profit that focuses on improving self-sufficiency, food security, and economic resilience. Its programs include culinary workforce training, entrepreneurship, and community gardens.

Innovation Insights features short video interviews with innovators and creators answering questions about things like influences, passions, and mistakes, and offering advice for the next generation of innovators.

The Supreme Court | FDR and the Court

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In 1937 when Elsie Parrish, a maid for the West Coast Hotels in Washington State, sued for back wages based upon the state minimum wage, her employer argued for “liberty of contract.” With the economic challenges of the Depression as a factor and in a true reversal from previous trends, the Supreme Court abandoned strict ideas regarding “free market” protectionism at the expense of individual workers and ruled on the side of Parrish. This video explores the Court’s evolution to accepting President Roosevelt’s New Deal and considering fair labor practices.

Matthew Desmond, Urban Sociologist | MacArthur Fellows Program

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In this interview, 2015 MacArthur Fellow Matthew Desmond talks about why he became an urban sociologist with a focus on housing rights and what his research has taught him about the impact of eviction on poor families. In his investigations in Milwaukee, Desmond has revealed evidence that that eviction is a cause, rather than merely a symptom, of poverty. Through his work, Desmond has helped to shed light on the role of housing policy in sustaining poverty and racial inequality in large American cities. This resource is part of the MacArthur Fellows Program Collection.

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