How to Sponsor a Multicultural Student Retreat: Charles Taylor
How to Sponsor a Diversity Institute on Wheels: Charles Taylor
Der 25-jährige Postflieger Charles Lindbergh hat einen großen Traum: Er will mit seinem einmotorigen Einmannflugzeug, der ´Spirit of St. Louis´, den Atlantik überqueren. Doch zuerst braucht er Sponsoren und außerdem gibt es noch einige Mitkonkurrenten. Dann, am 20. Mai 1927, ist es endlich soweit: Lindbergh startet von New York aus zu einem rund 6000 Kilometer langen Non-Stop-Flug und landet 33 Stunden später glücklich in Paris.
Chronicles of a Gentlewoman is an action-packed thriller series set in an alternate history Victorian steampunk world. The Tower of Babbage brings readers to the ruins of Central America. A motion-picture crew has gone missing in the mysterious jungles of Southern Mexico while filming ancient Mayan ruins. Desperate to learn the fate of an old friend, gentlewoman Aldora Fiske sponsors an expedition into the heart of the rainforest. Little does she realize that the filmmakers were not the only ones interested in the clockwork secrets that Charles Babbage left behind. Can she rescue the crew, or is she already too late to save the man she once loved? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dawn Hyde. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/006087/bk_acx0_006087_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Orson Welles´ dramatic anthology series Mercury Theatre on the Air, infamous for its Halloween broadcast of The War of the Worlds, found a sponsor and became Campbell Playhouse in December 1938. The program continued to feature the charismatic and fiery Welles as both a host and an actor. The great Lionel Barrymore portrayed Ebenezer Scrooge in Campbell Playhouse´s annual performance of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Orson Welles, Lionel Barrymore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/radi/000822/pf_radi_000822_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Chronicles of a Gentlewoman is an action-packed thriller series following Aldora Fiske´s adventures in an alternate history Victorian steampunk world. This collection of three novelletes takes her all the way from London, to the jungles of Mexico, to the Ottoman Empire. This collection includes: ´´SKY PIRATES OVER LONDON´´ London has been besieged by strange powerful airships targeting the city´s shipping. The poor starve and the rich must ration their luxuries, while the blockaders have made no demands. Parliament and the Home Office have done nothing to rectify the situation, and though it´s hardly proper, sometimes a gentlewoman must act while the men debate. ´´THE TOWER OF BABBAGE´´ A motion-picture crew has gone missing in the mysterious jungles of Southern Mexico while filming ancient Mayan ruins. Desperate to learn the fate of an old friend, gentlewoman Aldora Fiske sponsors an expedition into the heart of the rain forest. Little does she realize that the filmmakers were not the only ones interested in the clockwork secrets that Charles Babbage left behind. ´´FINE YOUNG TURKS´´ Her loveless wedding of convenience approaching, gentlewoman Aldora Fiske is among the influential Europeans to accept a handsome nobleman´s invitation to show off the Ottoman Empire and its secularist reforms. After she alone escapes the devious plot to kidnap the foreign guests, she´s confronted with an Empire where women are given all the rights of men, and a man who treats her like an equal. Who Is Aldora Fiske? Aldora Fiske is nothing if not proper, but the further she gets from London´s social season the more daring she gets. Ever the gentlewoman, she takes pride in her ability to set things right. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dawn Hyde. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/007014/bk_acx0_007014_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Logically illogical - that´s Gracie Allen! And you can imagine what that means for her long-suffering husband, George Burns! Here are 16 laugh-packed adventures with the people who live in the Burns house, costarring announcer Bill Goodwin, musical director Meredith Willson, and Mel Blanc (as the Happy Postman)! Listen along as Gracie encourages George to get more romantic and discourages his singing. These digitally restored and remastered shows - many of which have not been heard since their initial broadcast more than 50 years ago - feature visits by a number of curious callers, including Charles Mortimer (the future president of General Foods) and NBC vice president Sidney Strotz! Episodes include: George Wants Meredith Out of the House 01-24-46; Gracie Tries to Hypnotize George 01-31-46; The Sponsor Visits 02-14-46; George and the Dude Ranch 02-28-46; George and Gracie Buy a Chicken Ranch 03-07-46; George´s Wrestling Match 03-21-46; Playing Cupid for Meredith 03-28-46; Gracie´s Little White Lies 04-04-46; Gracie Joins a Literary Club 04-11-46; Can George Become a Cowboy? 04-18-46; Gracie´s Club Wants to Put on a Play 04-25-46; The Folly of Molly O´Malley - Part 1 05-02-46; The Folly of Molly O´Malley - Part 2 05-02-46; Newlyweds Next Door 05-16-46; Summer Show Worries 05-30-46; George´s Allergies 09-05-46. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Mel Blanc. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/001239/rt_radi_001239_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Mercury Theatre was an independent repertory company founded in New York City in 1937 by Orson Welles and producer John Houseman, who is best known for his Oscar-winning performance as Professor Charles Kingsfield in the The Paper Chase. After a series of acclaimed stage productions, Welles and his Mercury Theatre were offered theirown weekly hour-long radio program over the CBS radio network. Here Welles - along with Agnes Moorehead, Ray Collins, Joseph Cotten, Alice Frost, Martin Gabel, and others - presented powerful adaptations of literary classics with Bernard Herrman as composer and conductor. Considered by many critics as the finest dramatic hour on radio, The Mercury Theatre on the Air was without a sponsor until a single broadcast changed all that: The War of the Worlds. Episodes include ´´Dracula´´, starring Martin Gabel, Agnes Moorehead, George Coulouris, Ray Collins, and Karl Swenson; ´´A Tale of Two Cities´´, starring Martin Gabel, Ray Collins, Edgar Barrier, Frank Readick, and Kenny Delmar; ´´Abraham Lincoln´´, starring Orson Welles as Lincoln, plus Ray Collins, George Coulouris, Karl Swenson, Agnes Moorehead, Carl Frank, and William Allen; ´´The Count of Monte Cristo´´, starring Orson Welles, Ray Collins, Eustace Wyatt, George Coulouris, and Edgar Barrier; ´´ The Immortal Sherlock Holmes´´, starring Orson Welles, Ray Collins, Edgar Barrier, Alfred Shirley, William Allen, and Arthur Anderson; and ´´Around the World in Eighty Days´´, starring Orson Welles, Al Swenson, Arlene Francis, Edgar Barrier, Frank Readick, and Ray Collins. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Orson Welles, full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/006844/bk_blak_006844_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history´s most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors´ American Legends series, listeners can get caught up to speed on the lives of America´s most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known. The "Golden Age" of television was in part so named because it was the era in which new technology was pioneered and industry rules were still being written. Here was a fascinating new medium, founded by executives with no previous body of experience, and a myriad of directions in which to proceed. Numerous factions spent the next generation wresting control over content and the content/product relationship. Some envisioned a public service and educational medium, while others sought sophisticated entertainment. With profit as the determining motive, executives and sponsors sought only what would evoke the most lucrative response. The term "Golden Age" also applies to the reality that much of the television programming in the 1950s was offered up as live performance, a dangerous and exciting time for both writers and actors. As pioneer director John Frankenheimer put it, "There were no old days. We were the old days." Frankenheimer went on to associate with one of the age´s best and most prolific TV writers, Rod Serling, an enduring name in the realm of philosophical fright and ironic reflections of human injustice. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kenneth Ray. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/084775/bk_acx0_084775_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Produced by Louis G. Cowan, Command Performance aired between 1942 and 1949 over the Armed Forces Radio Network (AFRS) with a direct shortwave transmission to American troops overseas. Performed before a live audience in Hollywood, the weekly listening military audience was estimated at 95.5 million. Troops sent in requests to hear their favorite celebrities, and they also suggested unusual ideas or situations for them to be put into. Top stars of the day appeared, including Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Shirley Temple, Abbott & Costello, Jack Benny, Frank Sinatra, Clark Gable, Ginger Rogers, Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart and many more. First heard on March 1, 1942 (almost three months after the bombing of Pearl Harbor), Command Performance would have cost a commercial sponsor a weekly talent fee of $50,000 but for Uncle Sam, all fees were waived. The program generally ran for 30 minutes each week, except for holiday and special broadcasts, continuing well after World War II for a total of 400+ programs. 4/23/42 w/ Pat O’Brien, Burns & Allen, Frank Morgan, Frances Langford and John Conte 5/7/42 w/ Bette Grable, Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Dennis Day, Phil Harris, Eddie Anderson, Mary Martin and Judy Canova 5/13/42 w/ Marlene Dietrich, Mitzi Green, Al Jolson, Eddie Peabody, Tommy Riggs and Kenny Baker. 5/18/42 w/ George Raft, Deanna Durbin, Dinah Shore, Rudy Vallee and Elvia Allman 6/2/42 w/ Mickey Rooney, Betty Hutton, Bob Burns, Freeman Gosden & Charles Correll (Amos ‘n’ Andy), Bert Gordon and Harry James and His Orchestra 6/11/42 w/ Don Ameche, Max Baer, Carole Landis, Bing Crosby and John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra 6/18/42 w/ William Powell, Martha Tilton, Gene Autry, Judy Garland, George Jessel, Mel Blanc, The Melody Ranch Boys and Lou Bring and His Orchestra 7/28/42 w/ Cary Grant, Ruth Hussey, Judy Garland, Ruth Hussey and Woody Herman and His Orchestra 7/7/42 w/ Bob Hope, Ginny ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/010752/bk_brll_010752_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.