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Ozias, Michael

Summary: Tracks four companies working on solving some of humanity's most important problems and examines the outdated regulatory systems impeding their progress.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Gravitas Ventures Llc 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC THE

Bakke, Gretchen Anna

Summary: "The grid is an accident of history and of culture, in no way intrinsic to how we produce, deliver and consume electrical power. Yet this is the system the United States ended up with, a jerry-built structure now so rickety and near collapse that a strong wind or a hot day can bring it to a grinding halt. The grid is now under threat from a new source: renewable and variable energy, which puts...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury USA, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 333 BAK

Wides-Muñoz, Laura

Summary: "A timely and powerful chronicle of a generation's great civil rights battle as witnessed through the experiences of five young undocumented immigrants fighting to become Americans. We often call them DREAMers: young people who were brought or sent to the United States as children. They attend our local schools; work jobs that contribute to our economy. Some apply to attend university here,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.7 WID

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.7 WID

Jacobsen, Annie

Summary: Since its inception in 1958, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, has grown to become the Defense Department's most secret, most powerful, and most controversial military science research and development agency. Created by President Eisenhower to prevent another Sputnik, and to focus primarily on defensive programs against nuclear weapons, the agency--and its imagination and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 355 JAC

Summary: In 1991, Rick Walker was wrongly convicted of murder and spent the next 12 years in prison. This program tells the story of his exoneration and the political struggle to secure financial compensation for him from the state of California. In addition to an interview with Walker himself, the film presents detailed conversations with key players in his case and the partisan budget battle over...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Pablo Cruz, Rosayra

Summary: "From a mother whose children were taken from her at the U.S. border by the American government in 2018 and another mother who helped reunite the family, a crucial, searing story about the immigration odyssey, family separation and reunification, and thepower of individuals to band together to overcome even the most cruel and unjust circumstances"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperOne 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PABLO CRUZ, ROSAYRA PAB

Summary: Examines immigration policy under both the Trump and Obama administrations, investigates the origins of zero tolerance, and reveals the journeys and voices of children who were separated from their parents.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV SEP

Summary: One government service after another has been turned over to private business for a profit. In this program, Bill Moyers Journal and Expose: America's Investigative Reports examine a whistleblower's tale of military housing contracts gone awry as Seattle Post-Intelligencer reporter Eric Nalder reveals what happens when one private contractor drops the ball. In addition, Bill Moyers talks with...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Brose, Christian

Summary: "When we think about the future of war, the military and Washington and most everyone gets it backwards. We think in terms of buying single military systems, such as fighter jets or aircraft carriers. And when we think about modernizing those systems, wethink about buying better versions of the same things. But what really matters is not the single system but "the battle network"--the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 355 BRO

Roach, Mary

Summary: "'Grunt' tackles the science behind some of a soldier's most challenging adversaries-- panic, exhaustion, heat, noise-- and introduces us to the scientists who seek to conquer them"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 355 ROA

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 355 ROA

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 355 ROA

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 355 ROA

Luiselli, Valeria

Summary: "From the two-time NBCC Finalist, a fiercely imaginative novel about a family's summer road trip across America--a journey that, with breathtaking imagery, spare lyricism, and profound humanity, probes the nature of justice and equality in America today. A mother and father set out with their kids from New York to Arizona. In their used Volvo--and with their ten-year-old son trying out his new...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LUI

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC LUI

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Luiselli 2019

Summary: "The film follows a carnival owner, a labor-recruiter, and workers from a small town in Mexico who join the carnival legally on seasonal visas ... an honest on-the-ground portrait of the financial, emotional, and physical challenges they all face"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Public Media Distribution 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC FAR

McNamee, Roger

Summary: "If you had told Roger McNamee even three years ago that he would soon be devoting himself to stopping Facebook from destroying our democracy, he would have howled with laughter. He had mentored many tech leaders in his illustrious career as an investor,but few things had made him prouder, or been better for his fund's bottom line, than his early service to Mark Zuckerberg. Still a large...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2019

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 302.3 MCN

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 302.3 MCN

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 302.3 McNamee 2019

Chester, Jeff.

Summary: Argues that the nation's powerful communications companies are using their political and economic clout to gain control over digital communication channels, creating an electronic media system designed to sell rather than serve the public.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.973 CHE

Lester, Richard K. (Richard Keith)

Contents: Beyond wishful thinking : facts, deductions, and grounded assertions about climate and energy -- An energy innovation system that works -- Electric utilities and the three waves of energy innovation -- The first wave : unlocking innovation in building energy efficiency -- The second wave of innovation-Part 1 : Low-carbon electricity supply -- The second wave of innovation-Part 2 : The rest of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: MIT Press 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 333.79 LES

Lindsey, Lawrence

Summary: "An audacious and desperately needed primer on how America's Ruling Class have upended the Constitution and taken over our country--and how we must unite to regain control of our liberty. A Ruling Class have emerged in America against the hopes and designs of our Founding Fathers. Over the last hundred years, they have rejected the Constitution and expanded their own power, slowly at first and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.5 LIN

Ellsberg, Daniel

Summary: The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation Senior Fellow and iconic whistleblower who revealed the Pentagon Papers presents an eyewitness expos©♭ of the dangers of America's secret, long-standing nuclear policy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 355 ELL

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 355 ELL

Charles, Daniel.

Summary: "The food we eat is being transformed before our eyes. Biotech companies are creating designer crops with strange powers--from cholesterol-reducing soybeans to tobacco plants that act as solar-powered pharmaceutical factories. They promise great benefits: better health for consumers and more productive agriculture. But the vision has a dark side, awakening fears of profit-driven tampering with...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Pub. 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 631.5233 CHA

Meno, Joe

Summary: "Between Everything and Nothing is an epic, nonfiction narrative based on Seidu Mohammed and Razak Iyal's true-life journey from the unjust political system of their homeland in Ghana through the chaos of the United States' failing immigration system. Before ever meeting, both men fled the inhumane social policies of modern-day Ghana, making the perilous odyssey through the jungles of South and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Counterpoint 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 966.705 MEN

Kean, Thomas H.

Contents: Kean: September 11, 2001 -- Hamilton: September 11, 2001 -- Set up to fail: approaching an impossible task -- A start-up: setting up on a shoestring -- Cooperate or confront? : what to ask for and how to get it -- Finding the facts: negotiations, subpoenas, and more negotiations -- Getting the story: from field officers to cabinet offices, distant lands to detainees -- Finding a voice: public...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.931 KEA

Woolley, Samuel

Summary: "Despite all the attention paid to it, the problem of online disinformation is only getting worse. Social media may well play a role in the 2020 presidential election and other major political events. But that doesn't begin to describe what future propaganda will look like. As Samuel Woolley shows, we will soon be navigating new technologies such as human-like automated voice systems, machine...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.973 WOO

Mann, Robert

Summary: America's Descent into Vietnam, Given by Dr. JamesE. Archer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 959.7 MAN

Scott, Kevin

Summary: The continued development of AI has the potential to create abundance and opportunity for everyone and help solve some of our most vexing problems. But how do we work to ensure that the continued development of AI allows us to keep the American Dream alive? Kevin Scott offers a clear roadmap to find the answer.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 338 SCO

Chertoff, Michael

Summary: "Chertoff [posits] that our laws and policies surrounding the protection of personal information, written for an earlier time, need to be ... overhauled in the Internet era. On the one hand, the collection of data--more widespread by business than by government, and impossible to stop--should be facilitated as an ultimate protection for society. On the other, standards under which information...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 343 CHE

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