We are great believers in getting our hands on the primary source rather than learn about something second-hand. Therefore, you can listen to the pundits speechify about this speech, or you can read it for yourself and come to your own conclusions.
Archive for Speeches
Want to listen to hundreds, if not thousands, of podcasts generated or sponsored by Oxford University? Then this is the place to go; the podcasts are arranged by series, people, or departments and colleges. You can listen to Vanessa Redgrave, a visiting professor, on theatre and politics or Andrew Lambert on the Napoleonic Wars; you can explore what the Faculty of History has to offer or sample the multitudinous offerings of the English Faculty.
Compelled to fund the pension system in full and with crumbling infrastructure that requires an increase in the gasoline tax, Governor Christie’s budget address will be listened to/watched to divine portents for the short-term as well as the long-term. It will be broadcast on NJTV starting at 2pm.
For a video and transcript of the speech, the Republican response, and the reactions of many in Congress, please access this C-SPAN site. A previous blog entry discussed the history of this address to Congress.
The Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities“… is the highest honor the federal government confers for distinguished intellectual achievement in the humanities.” Recent recipients have included Walter Isaacson, Martin Scorsese, and Drew Gilpin Faust, a veritable who’s who of humanists. Annual lectures back to 2000 are available online and are accompanied by a biography, a critical appreciation, an interview, a video of the lecture, and a transcript.