Unter Terrorismus sind Gewaltaktionen wie beispielsweise Entführungen, Attentate und Sprengstoffanschläge gegen eine politische Ordnung zu verstehen. Der Terror dient als Druckmittel, soll Unsicherheit und Schrecken verbreiten und politischen Wandel herbeizuführen. Der Begriff Terrorismus geht bereits auf das 19. Jahrhundert zurück, doch erst die Verkopplung mit den Massenmedien macht diesen zu einer weltweit politisch-militärischen Strategie. Das Dossier umfasst die nationalen und internationalen Folgen des Terrorismus vom Beginn der Anschläge auf die olympischen Spiele 1972 in München, der ersten Attacke auf das World Trade Center 1993, den bisherigen Höhepunkt des Terrorismus im Rahmen des 11.Septembers 2001 in den USA, und die daraus resultierenden Anschläge 2004 in Madrid. Neben Augenzeugenberichten werden Diskussionen über die Sicherheitsdebatte, die Rolle der Bundeswehr im Kampf gegen eine ´´nicht greifbare-unsichtbare´´ Macht sowie die Angst vor Terroranschlägen zur Zeit der Fußball WM in Deutschland thematisiert. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: div.. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/rt/dewe/000009de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
Nach der Machtergreifung von Adolf Hitler 1933 häuften sich in Deutschland antisemitische Aktivitäten. Die Juden im Deutschen Reich waren im Zuge des Zweiten Weltkrieges die Sündenböcke für all das, was einen Großteil der Deutschen traumatisierte. Aber auch nach den Greueltaten des nationalsozialistischen Deutschlands wurden, nach Aussage des Verfassungsschutzes, im Jahr 2005 in Deutschland 15.361 Straftaten verübt, die einem rechtsextremistischen Hintergrund zuzuordnen sind. Die Grenze zu den in der deutschen Verfassung fest verankerten Menschenrechten ist hierbei längst überschritten. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: div.. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/rt/dewe/000014de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
Studio 360 is an American weekly public radio program about media, the arts and culture hosted by novelist Kurt Andersen and produced by PRI Public Radio International and WNYC in New York City. The program´s stated goal is to ´´Get inside the creative mind´´ and uses arts and culture as a lens to understand our world.Get the latest issue or subscribe and have the latest episode delivered to your library on Mondays! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kurt Andersen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/140705de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Following his acclaimed series, The Wire, TV writer David Simon returns to HBO with Treme, a show about New Orleanians rebuilding their lives after Hurricane Katrina. Simon and his co-creator Eric Overmyer tell Kurt that even with their close attention to detail, they know the locals will be their toughest critics.Next, if there´s one climate change scientists are sure of, it´s that sea levels are rising - and coastal cities are in their way. In a new exhibit up at New York´s Museum of Modern Art, teams of architects envision radical approaches to the problem. Studio 360´s Eric Molinsky looks into how innovation in design can help protect coastal cities.Then, one Treme character, New Orleans trumpeter Kermit Ruffins, plays himself in the series. Ruffins is one the founders of the Rebirth Brass Band, a leading act in the city´s traditional music scene. But Ruffins seems just as proud of his barbecue skills as he is of his music. Does he really cook nutria rat? Produced by Jason Rhein.Finally, the new film, No One Knows About Persian Cats, explores the underground music scene in Iran. It´s based on the lives of Negar and Ashkan, their imprisonment for playing music, and their efforts to flee Iran. Now in London, the two talk with Kurt about the film and the risks they took to play music in their home country. [Broadcast Date: April 17, 2010] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/100417de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Chinua Achebe has been called the father of a generation of writers. First published at the dawn of Nigeria´s independence, Things Fall Apart has been translated into 50 languages, has sold 10 million copies, and is required reading in countless schools. Kurt Andersen asks Achebe if his novel foreshadowed his country´s difficulties.Next, Chimamanda Adichie is an award-winning Nigerian author whose writing has brought Nigerian history to global audiences. She explains the role Achebe has played in her work, and what it is like being compared to such an eminent figure. Produced by David Krasnow and Chloe Plaunt.Then, for hundreds of years, musicians from India and Pakistan have taken the poetry called ghazal and set it to music. The songs project such deep longing that you don´t need to know Urdu to feel the pain. Produced by Rob Weisberg.After that, decades before Borat and Bruno, Andy Kaufman bewildered audiences with a blend of comedy and performance art that involved staying in character beyond the walls of the TV studio. Finally the world has caught up with Kaufman´s genius. Eric Molinsky connects the dots.And finally, William Christenberry returns every year to Alabama to chronicle the slowly morphing rural landscape of his childhood: faded barns, kudzu-covered buildings, and a certain old barbecue joint. He explains how he avoids cliches while capturing familiar images of the South. [Broadcast Date: July 11, 2009] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/090711de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Part visionary, part mad scientist, and absolute genius, Tesla should be as famous as Edison - but he´s been largely forgotten. Kurt talks with Samantha Hunt about her novel The Invention of Everything Else.Then, Tesla´s biggest innovation was introducing alternating current as the standard for modern electric power, breaking Thomas Edison´s monopoly on DC power. Mike Daisey is an author and monologuist who performs a one-man show about Tesla, and he tells us how AC/DC isn´t just a band.Next, a lot of us learned that Guglielmo Marconi invented radio, but Nikola Tesla transmitted electromagnetic waves before Marconi - the Supreme Court decided the case in 1943.After that, Tesla was a flamboyant character who held salons where he played fast and loose with technology. Mike Daisey tells the story of Tesla, Mark Twain, and an X-ray gun.Following that, Samantha Hunt describes the turning point in Tesla´s life when he began acting like a mad scientist, almost taking a page from the movies. And biologist Vincent Pieribone thinks that Hollywood´s most dangerous fantasy about ´´mad scientists´´ is that scientists have any power at all.Then, Mike Daisey completes his life story of Tesla with this tale about the scientist´s real Dr. Strangelove moment: inventing the ultimate superweapon. But did it work?Next, much of science today is grant-dependent and discourages dreamy, out-of-box thinking - because who wants to fund mistakes? Samantha Hunt warns Kurt that Tesla´s visionary approach to science is all but extinct.And finally, all over the country, amazing science is happening without institutional or government funding. Matt Cavnar talked to inventors in garages, basements, a Quonset hut, even NASA´s Jet Propulsion Lab to see what home inventors are doing in the 21st century. [Broadcast Date: November 29, 2008] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kurt Andersen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/081129de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Get the latest issue or subscribe and have the latest episode delivered to your library on Mondays! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kurt Andersen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/131005de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Kurt went all the way to South America and all we got was this awesome guest host? In between presenting the Oscars and wrapping up a season of NBC´s 30 Rock, Alec Baldwin joins Studio 360 as our host for this week´s show. Next, Laura Linney starred in the indie film gems, You Can Count on Me, and The Savages, but her first love is the theater. This weekend she wraps up her Broadway appearance as an injured war photographer in Donald Margulies´s Time Stands Still. In her conversation with Alec Baldwin, she reveals the joys and heartbreaks that come with being a full-time actor. Linney also talks about her upcoming role as a woman with cancer in the new Showtime series, ´´The Big C.´´ Then, David Ellis Dickerson cut his teeth as a greeting card writer at Hallmark HQ. Now he specializes in custom greeting cards for difficult situations, such as a September 11th birthday and an apology for breaking a friend´s toilet at a party.Finally, Mary Karr´s new book, Lit, is the third in a series of memoirs. She tells Alec Baldwin about getting to the truth in her writing. She also talks about recovering from alcoholism and developing a spiritual life, and reads from her poem, ´´Chosen Blindness.´´ [Broadcast Date: March 27, 2010] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/100327de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Spies are in the news again, but they´ve been in Alan Furst´s fiction for over 20 years. His new novel, Spies of the Balkans, is his 11th work of World War II-era espionage fiction. The book has been getting great reviews, but Furst tells Kurt he has no idea what he did right - he actually teleports to another time and place when he sits down at the typewriter.Next, a bucket of water, a piece of sheet metal, and a cactus. Just the average instrument checklist for Treasure State, a new collaboration between the bands Matmos and So Percussion. Performing live in the studio, they show Kurt how they use ordinary objects to make not-so-ordinary music. Then, disco is supposedly dead, but University of Southern California professor Alice Echols tells Kurt it´s very much alive in the pop music we hear today. Echols´ new book is Hot Stuff: Disco and the Remaking of American Culture.Finally, while the economy decays, there´s no shortage of work for belly dancers in Detroit. The city has one of the largest Arab populations outside of the Middle East and a vast network of dancers. Martina Guzman explores the belly dance scene and the conflicts the community has about their own young women performing publicly. [Broadcast Date: July 17, 2010] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/100717de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Gatsby has become shorthand for the decadent 1920s: glamorous parties, linen suits, the yellow car, the casual flouting of Prohibition. The high life is observed by Nick Carraway, a shy young man from the Midwest. Novelist Jonathan Franzen explains how his own upbringing was a lot like Nick´s.Kurt visits Princeton´s Firestone Library, where F. Scott Fitzgerald´s work is preserved, including his original manuscripts - and his telegrams begging to change the book´s title. Kurt finds a surprise.Novelist Patricia Hampl recalls Fitzgerald´s notorious, black-sheep reputation in their shared home town, St. Paul. She thinks the critics underestimated him: when it comes to modern life, other novelists - even Hemingway - were ´´slow on the uptake.´´Gatsby may be the first great novel set in a suburb. Andrew Lauren, son of designer Ralph, explains why he wrote a movie about a hip-hop Gatsby in real-life East Hampton. Scholar Ruth Prigozy drives us out to Great Neck, the model for Fitzgerald´s ´´West Egg´´, to see the view of the bay. We get lost on the way.Students in Garth Wolkoff´s English class in Brooklyn admire Gatsby, and find Daisy suspiciously ´´chillax´´. Azar Nafisi, who taught the book in Tehran, recounts the time her university students put the book on trial. The decadent capitalist Jay Gatsby, she says, should be a warning for radical Islamists. [Broadcast Date: July 3, 2009] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/090704de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.