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Kurtis Productions

Works: 528 works in 817 publications in 1 language and 14,095 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Cross-cultural studies  Television adaptations  War films  Documentary television programs  Historical films 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel
Classifications: QE862.D5, 567.9096626
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Publications about Kurtis Productions
Publications by Kurtis Productions
Most widely held works by Kurtis Productions
New dinosaurs : skeletons in the sand by Elaine Pascoe( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 387 libraries worldwide
Follows a scientist and his team as they uncover a massive dinosaur graveyard in the Sahara Desert and discover the skeletons of two new species
Animal intelligence : why is this dolphin smiling? by Elaine Pascoe( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 381 libraries worldwide
Examines dolphin intelligence and the ways in which dolphins communicate among themselves and with humans
Virtual reality : beyond the looking glass by Elaine Pascoe( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 336 libraries worldwide
Discusses in general terms the computer technology involved in virtual reality and how it has been used and will be used in the future
Mysteries of the rain forest : 20th century medicine man by Elaine Pascoe( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 310 libraries worldwide
Describes the experiences of an ethnobotanist in South America as he learns from Trio Indians the medicinal value of rainforest plants, and struggles to record the data before these ancient traditions vanish
Teenage suicide the silent threat ( visu )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 270 libraries worldwide
A teen with bipolar disorder describes her suicide attempt and her struggle to deal with her illness through medication and therapy. Parents of several teens whose depression and/or eating disorders led to suicide also relate their experiences and mental health experts tell of promising screening projects that may help identify at-risk youth and lead to effective prevention
Trial by television ( visu )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 263 libraries worldwide
From sensational television news coverage and "movies-of-the week" to cameras in every courtroom in American, the effect of mass audience participation during the law enforcement process poses serious questions about the outcome of criminal proceedings
Columbine understanding why ( visu )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 228 libraries worldwide
Members of the Threat Assessment Group (TAG) attempt to determine the factors that lead to the Columbine High School shootings
Wage slaves not getting by in America ( visu )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
Looks at five people working in low-wage jobs in Nevada, Alabama, California, and Florida who are not earning enough to support themselves or their families as the minimum wage does not cover basic needs. It compares those living at the poverty level in America with people in other countries and finds that poor Americans are in worse shape because of the cost of living
The death penalty ( visu )
2 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 204 libraries worldwide
Examines the arguments for and against capital punishment. Presents the case of Caryl Chessman, a rapist, kidnapper, and jailhouse lawyer who appealed his sentence for twelve years. Follows with a discussion of other capital cases, and the constitutional fight over the death penalty
Transgender revolution ( visu )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 194 libraries worldwide
A look at a growing segment of people who do not accept their biological gender and how they are coping in a society with distinct sex roles
Juvenile justice ( visu )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 177 libraries worldwide
One of the most disturbing modern trends is the soaring number of children who commit serious crimes. Looks at why kids are commiting so many crimes, what can be done to prevent them, and how the young perpetrators should be punished
Human trafficking ( visu )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
From prostitution to slave labor, human trafficking knows no moral or geographical boundaries. This CNBC program examines an underground global industry in which hopelessness and greed create a sinister, sometimes lethal combination. Viewers see first-hand the human impact of the commercial sex trade in Tijuana, Mexico, where girls younger than 18 are often coerced into working as prostitutes. As the program shows, the modern slave labor trade is also a real problem in the U.S., involving not only the sex industry but also agriculture, manufacturing, and hospitality. Meanwhile, cocoa production is drawing increasing fire from human rights experts, with nearly half of the world's cocoa crops coming from Africa's Ivory Coast-an area with a long history of child slavery. Not available in French-speaking Canada. A part of the series Crime Inc.: The Underground Economy. (44 minutes) A streaming videorecording
KKK hate crimes in America ( visu )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
The Ku Klux Klan has preached a gospel of hate, intolerance and exclusion. Examine the tactics of Klan leaders like William Joseph Simmons and David Duke. And, finally, find out how the Klan has repeatedly battled back from the brink of extinction
Buried secrets of the Revolutionary War ( visu )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 161 libraries worldwide
(Producer) In 1777, colonists in upstate New York found themselves the targets of attacks from Native Americans who were essentially working as mercenaries for the British. One of their apparent victims was Jane McRea. Aided by DNA analysis, computer facial reconstruction, and historical research, scientists try to resolve questions about her death and mysteries uncovered in her grave
Prime time violence ( visu )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
Americans believe there is a direct relationship between TV violence and an increasingly violent United States. The debate over prime time violence has become an explosive issue in America. This video takes a look at government censorship and the future of TV violence
Crime Inc ( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
Retail prescription drug sales topped $300 billion in 2010 alone, and criminals are doing everything they can to get a piece of the market. This CNBC program takes a hard look at illegal enterprises that are spreading pain and suffering, not to mention addiction, across America. Viewers learn how drug dealers, bribed medical professionals, and online rogue pharmacies are helping put powerful prescription medicines like Oxycodone and Vicodin into the wrong hands, with tragic consequences. Nearly 7 million Americans ages 12 and up are abusing prescription drugs each month, according to DEA figures from 2009, while the National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that misused prescriptions are now the leading cause of fatal overdoses nationwide
Illegal gambling ( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
Although mobsters and bookies haven't exactly gone away, technology has made illegal gambling more accessible to the everyday person. This CNBC program goes inside the high-stakes world of illicit betting, both online and off, that allows more and more people to cash in-or face prison terms and possibly worse. Viewers meet a professional sports gambler in Las Vegas who legally bets at casinos but also uses illegal corner bookies, and a recovering gambling addict who nearly lost his home, business, and family. Now he heads the Outreach Foundation, which helps compulsive gamblers reclaim their lives. Also featured: the Chicago mob's gambling operations and the first American convicted of running an illegal Internet gambling site
Stolen Goods Crime Inc.-The Underground Economy ( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
Through a complex web of robbery and reselling-via black-market buyers, shady Internet sites, and even legitimate businesses-the traffic in purloined goods rakes in billions each year. This CNBC program examines the world of organized stealing, in which the largest and most lucrative target is retail, sustaining losses of more than $30 billion annually. But large-scale thievery can happen anywhere: cargo theft is one of the fastest-growing crimes in America, with merchandise stolen in bulk from shipping containers, warehouses, and tractor-trailers. The business of home burglaries is also booming. A huge threat comes from organized gangs who make a living hitting multiple homes every week. Last but not least, vehicle theft costs Americans an estimated $5.2 billion per year and nets hundreds of millions in profits
Bullied to death ( visu )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 137 libraries worldwide
Examines the "national epidemic" of bullying, which may drive children to violence against themselves or others, and which has played a role in recent schoolyard shootings across the U.S. Includes examinations of the case of a high school sophomore in Atlanta who committed suicide after years of being bullied at school, and the Columbine High School shooting in Colorado committed by Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, who had been teased and taunted at school for years. Offers interviews with children who have been victims of bullying, and looks at a program which aims to prevent the destructive practice
The new face of crime ( visu )
4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 137 libraries worldwide
Looks at the transformation of street gangs into well-organized, highly effective, nationwide criminal networks. Shows how gang members obtain weapons training and promote gang interests from inside police departments. Features interviews with gang members and law enforcement officials
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